The Let's Play Archive

Hotel Dusk: Room 215

by 1234567890num

Part 48: Getting an Autograph

Music: Rainy Night

You like signing stuff?

You get asked for autographs a lot?

Oh, yes, I'm afraid it's become a part of my daily life. There are so many fans who wish for me to sign this or that, you see?

And the requests to have photographs taken together are numerous as well. To be frank, there are times when it all wears quite thin.

But then again, when you're a famous writer such as myself... Well, it seems I can't go anywhere without drawing a crowd.

That is why I was so excited for this chance to relax and unwind.

Keep talking.

Things never change?

Stuff doesn't change, huh? What's that mean?

No matter where I choose to stay, I'm soon exposed as a famous novelist, you see? This is followed by the usual requests for pictures and autographs...

That's what pen names prevent! You even introduced yourself as a writer. Why did you do that if you don't want to be recognized? Let's just get this over with...

Show room 217 key
I may be mistaken, but aren't you supposed to be staying in 215?
Show old photo
That's quite an old photo. I don't believe I know those people...
Show potato chips
Have you been eating chips? Don't touch my manuscript with those greasy hands!
Show chocolate bar
Now, it's not that I don't care for chocolate, you see...
I fear I'm not feeling very peckish right now. A thousand apologies, my good man!

Hobgoblin2099 posted:

I bet he wants a bite of our chocolate.
Apparently he doesn't. Who knew?

DariusLikewise posted:

Summer knows Kyle has chips, but he ain't getting any of them
This is true, though for a different reason than expected.

Show Summer's novel

Sign this, will you?


Let me just take up the pen and... Hmm? Well, I was certain my pen was just here... How odd.

What's the problem?

Unfortunately, I seem to have misplaced my pen.

You can use, I don't know, a pencil? A chalk? Fine, let's just show the pen we have.

Show fountain pen

This yours?

Why, yes, it is.

I picked it up earlier.

Is that so?

You have my gratitude, sir!

(??? So this pen is Summer's? ???)

Show Summer's novel (again)

Sign this, will you?

Of course.

Summer signs the book. Takes his time about it, too.

Is this acceptable?


I must say, securing my autograph is not usually such a simple task.

Normally there are lines to be waited in and such, but let us consider this a favor.

Show Summer's novel (againx2)

Sign this, will you?

I beg your pardon, but I already did. It wouldn't do to sign something twice.

That was your pen?

Was that your fountain pen?

Yes, it was.


I said yes, and I meant it.

Is there some sort of problem, Mr. Hyde?

What's your name?

What's your name?

My name? My dear man, have you forgotten already? It's Martin Summer.

Exactly. Your name's Martin Summer.

But that's not the name inscribed on the pen. The name on the pen is Alan. So you want to tell me again that this is really your pen?

Wh-what are you implying, sir? It is most certainly my pen. Alan is... Alan is my real name.

Oh yeah?

Yes. Martin Summer is my nom de plume. My pen name, if you will.

However, my real name is Alan... Alan Parker!

That's comforting.

Music: Easy Feeling
Mr. Hyde? If you will excuse me for a moment?

Where you going?

I fear I need to use the facilities.

Oh, yeah, sure. Knock yourself out.

Martin is now inside the bathroom. Let's bother him!

Got a minute?

All right.

We'll just entertain ourselves by snooping around examining this room.

Music: Straight Chaser

Chairs There's a pair of chairs in front of the table.
Table There's a round table near the window.
Cup There's a cup on the table.
Bottle Is that a bottle of hooch on the table? It is... This must be a test.
Newspaper There's a newspaper on the table. I don't have time to read it.
Can There's an empty beer can on the table. Looks like my old place.
Window Can't see much out the window. Not that there's much out there...
Hmm? It's that notebook again.

"The sun sets and the city shifts. Traffic reverses direction as people abandon their offices and shops to join the evening commute. They take the sounds of the day with them as they go, leaving me alone in a..."
Hold on... I've read this crap before.
(Right. The book I had Summer sign...)

WHEN did you read it? I don't remember anyone actually reading the book.

Music: Easy Feeling
Sorry to keep you waiting.

Hmm? What is it now?

Huh? Oh, nothing.

Mr. Hyde, may I ask what it is you were looking at?

Um... Kyle's notebook? We're just looking at the codes for the vending machine!

Nothing. I'll see you around.

I leave Room 211.

(Something about that notebook bugs me...)

Music: Monochrome
We'll just go down the stairs to find Rosa...

(Someone's coming up the stairs.)

Music: Slow Steps


Can I talk to you for a minute? That Mr. Smith is so rude! I cannot BELIEVE the nerve of that old man!

Something happen?

He stopped me in the hallway and searched my things!

He searched your...things?

YES! He said "Uh...some things'r missin', and I gotta look at yer belongin's!" Ignorant HICK!!!!

You don't say.

I promise you this, I will NEVER stay in this hotel again!

Gotta love how Kyle snarks the other characters' exit.

(This ain't good... I can't get caught walking around with anything I don't want folks to see.)

And that's our final warning, folks. We gotta put the tools in the toolbox and the other things in the suitcase.

Music: Monochrome (Don't you just love this song playing for 4 seconds before stopping)

Music: Straight Chaser

Use memo on suitcase

(I tucked the memo away in my suitcase.)

Use small red box on suitcase

(I stashed the small red box in my suitcase.)

Use room 217 key on suitcase

(I put the Room 217 key in my suitcase for safekeeping.)

Use stack of cash on suitcase

(I hid the stack of cash in my suitcase)

You can see the items we just stashed inside the suitcase. (I moved the objects around a bit to reveal the memo.)

Now all we need to do is find Rosa.

Music: Monochrome (I already have the first few seconds of this song stuck in my brain.)
Music: Over Easy (It's a shame this track only plays when we're in the restaurant/restaurant hallway.)

She's in the kitchen. Not too hard to find.

Music: Hangover Blues
Got a minute?

What is it, Mr. Hyde?

I got Summer's autograph.

What? You did? Are you serious? Don't fool ol' Rosa!


Music: Rainy Night

Read note
What're you looking at?
Write note
What're you writing?