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by elementropy
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Gray is old pixels, red is new pixels, and blue is no-longer-wish-fulfillment! :D I lined the castle up based on the surviving crenellation that just came into view on the left side. Nice analysis! (And thanks for the welcome back, BlitzGirl & ggh!) I always thought that Cueball imagines that h...
by elementropy
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Howl's moving castle?
by elementropy
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Litany update, if it please you, Oh great Omelette elemtropy: The Litany of The Waits : Leader: Later! People : Bye! Leader: Wanna swim? People : Yeah! Leader: Pffthh People : *cough* Leader: You ok? People : Just got some in my mouth. Leader: Any idea where the river is now? People : Still pretty ...
by elementropy
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip>Speaking of which, it is Time for me to keep traversing the thread of Time. I have newpages to go before I coma. With apologies to Robert Frost : <snip> Yay, somebody else picked up the reference too! Wasn't sure if it was the sleep deprivation or an actual reference I saw. XD Well written. T...
by elementropy
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip>Speaking of which, it is Time for me to keep traversing the thread of Time. I have newpages to go before I coma. With apologies to Robert Frost : "Stopping by Fora on a Caffeinatedcancerbaby Evening" Whose fora these are I think I know. His work is on the comic though; He will not s...
by elementropy
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Considering that this is an antfarm universe any river, from up the hills or anywhere, would have to flow through the frame to reach the sea (if what is to the right actually is The Sea). I wonder why they aren't more concerned about it. "Pardon me," said Milo to the first man who happene...
by elementropy
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Okay, added a comparison against amount of building being done. The green line is an indication of the amount of sand/building materials accumulating on the left of the water. The blue is the averaged water level of the right most 80 pixels. http://kieryn.com/xkcd-time/img/water-level.png Doesn't s...
by elementropy
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

Given the way the dialogue seems to show two people trying to understand the particular geographic and weather phenomena of their surrounding environment, is anyone else finding themselves reminded of The Hunger Games?
by elementropy
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

Litany update bump: (from the original poetic version) The Litany of The Waits : Leader: Later! People : Bye! Leader: Wanna swim? People : Yeah! Leader: Pffthh People : *cough* Leader: You ok? People : Just got some in my mouth. Leader: Any idea where the river is now? People : Still pretty far out....
by elementropy
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

So here is the litany as I designed it: The Litany of The Waits : Leader: Later! People : Bye! Leader: Wanna swim? People : Yeah! Leader: Pffthh People : *cough* Leader: You ok? People : Just got some in my mouth. Leader: Any idea where the river is now? People : Still pretty far out. It's actually ...
by elementropy
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> Yeah, I can see the poetry of that, but then the last two lines change the roles of Leader saying Cueball's part and People saying Megan's part to vice versa It's not intended to mirror the same speaking roles, as in reading a stage play. As a litany, it takes a text and presents it in a cal...
by elementropy
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

The psalm has been updated <snip> Leader: How big? People: I don't know. Leader: (silence) People: Does it Rain on the Sea? Leader: I don't know, if it does it seems like a waste. It seems like the leader should be asking the questions. The people should always answer, "I don't know". Fro...
by elementropy
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

(snip) Or it's hydrophobic sand. I got a very different image in my head when I read that...pretty scary. Anyone else thinking about Old Yeller? You're thinking Black Hat shot the dog and buried him on the beach? Possible, but no. I was thinking more along the lines of the sand itself showing sympt...
by elementropy
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:(snip)
Or it's hydrophobic sand.

I got a very different image in my head when I read that...pretty scary.
Anyone else thinking about Old Yeller?
by elementropy
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

StratPlayer wrote:
poxic wrote:Fortknight?


No, that's the Knight who's standing between the thirdknight and the fifthknight...

I think you mean "Tirdknight" and "Fitnight"
by elementropy
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

To whomever linked to the gluten-free oatmeal cookies, thanks. My waistline could use some more filling out... I just popped them out of my NuWave oven. They're a little toasty because I forgot that sometimes cookies solidify when cooling so I kept them in for longer than I should have, but they're...
by elementropy
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: What is real?

Why has no one come up with a reasonable explanation of how the platform/boards/ballisters/railings/bucket/sand/cueball/who-knows-what-else are so securely balanced on four linearly placed vertical posts without falling over? If there weren't apparent movement behind the castles ( has it been deter...
by elementropy
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:I like! I didn't go to the trouble of adding an omlette to the hat if it weren't to be in color!

Then in colour it shall remain. Have a beautiful coma.
by elementropy
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

Arch-Cardinal buffygirl: Beautiful work with the hats; I must say that your own new hat is radiant.
by elementropy
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-pleas e in the Order of Breakfast , I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do h...
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-pleas e in the Order of Breakfast , I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do h...
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-pleas e in the Order of Breakfast , I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do h...
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: What is real?

Why has no one come up with a reasonable explanation of how the platform/boards/ballisters/railings/bucket/sand/cueball/who-knows-what-else are so securely balanced on four linearly placed vertical posts without falling over? If there weren't apparent movement behind the castles ( has it been deter...
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:If river is River, then who is Sea?


An old man.

I wish to be dazzled by the creativity of the Exalted Haberdasher when challenged to produce a hat worthy of wearing to brunch.
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

I, Arch-Cardinal BuffyGirl, have thought long and hard 1 upon your request, elementropy, and in my infinite fairness and goodness, I have decided to grant your request. But be it known to all that I do not make this exception lightly, and only due to medical necessity do I do so. Thus I, Timewaiter...
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

Eurgh. I can't stand Udi's. Love Glutino's whole grain, though. Uhhhhh ... what are Udi's? Udi's and Glutino are brands of gluten-free breads. Well, I know Glutino makes a lot of gluten-free products, not sure if Udi's makes anything else. Oh! I've had Udi's blueberry muffins, but they were horribl...
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:(snip)
How about gluten-free bread?

If it's peanut-butter and jelly on Udi's, you've got yourself a deal. I've tasted some pretty terrible gluten-free breads in my time.

Shepherdess wrote:He's bringing up sand to make the sandcastle on the wooden porch.

Or perhaps a bucket of sandwiches?
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

(snip) Hmmmm, not sure about this proposed branching out into modes of food delivery other than that of the Sandwich... although an omlette is rather like a sandwich, and I certainly love Greek omlettes. But an omlette is not CALLED a sandwich, and the name of the omlette is breakfast, although the...
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:
Also, please let me know if there are any ordinations or convocations or ratifications that have been requested of me that I missed. Hat orders are also being accepted, and will be fulfilled in whatever order I feel like.



Is there a form to fill out? Or a check-sheet like ordering sushi?
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

A couple of hypotheses: - River and Sea are the names of people (I'm ignoring the word "the" that is usually placed before each of those names.) - At some point we will pan up and over to a birds-eye view and from that angle all of our questions will be answered. Also, please let me know ...
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

boozledorf wrote:it's a really shitty observation post if nobody actually observes from it

A good observation ^ I must say.
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

AionArap wrote:...snip...
mmm, Pie >(8(I)<


Pie is right! I shall now go eat some to celebrate.

Edit: ninja'd by KarMann
by elementropy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

StratPlayer wrote:
All fear the Ides of April???

(...and your whistle should have been given back to you when you assumed the role of Knight Temporal. Check the pockets of your Chain Mail...)


Fun Fact: The Ides of April are actually the 13th, as they are in 8 of the 12 months.
by elementropy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

... snip ...check me on this: you switched to Italian there, right? I tried to parse it in Latin at first, given the context, and that my Italian's nowhere near as good as my Latin or German. Italiano, si. Just because. Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, I would like to formally assert my request to be offic...
by elementropy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

One of the Knights: The river is small!!! The rest of the Knights: The sea is big!!! This is the best ever! The river is small!!! The sea is big!!! At the initiation ceremonies, the Knight is tapped on both shoulders, the following being said by the tapper: 1st shoulder: Flumen parvus est. 2nd shou...
by elementropy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

The bible should be called The Babel. From what I've been reading here, BABBLE would be more appropriate. A fair point, although I might* point out that although the etymological relationship of the two words is unclear, "Babel" has been often used to mean "a collection of incoherent...
by elementropy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

Flotter wrote:Why is Cueball leader and also Megan people?


The derivation is not strict to who spoke; it's more of a way of responsively commemorating the holy dialogue as a gathered people.
by elementropy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

One of the Knights: The river is small!!! The rest of the Knights: The sea is big!!! This is the best ever! The river is small!!! The sea is big!!! At the initiation ceremonies, the Knight is tapped on both shoulders, the following being said by the tapper: 1st shoulder: Flumen parvus est. 2nd shou...
by elementropy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

One of the Knights: The river is small!!! The rest of the Knights: The sea is big!!! This is the best ever! The river is small!!! The sea is big!!! At the initiation ceremonies, the Knight is tapped on both shoulders, the following being said by the tapper: 1st shoulder: Flumen parvus est. 2nd shou...
by elementropy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29866996

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/00b3a5fca678039709dee08fae2ccf00dda1b6c8ba0b9821ff93dc73d6a4b4f3.png I can see this dialogue turning into a litany for TimeWaiter services: Leader: Later! People: Bye! Leader: Wanna swim? People: Yeah! Leader: Pffthh People: *cough* Leader: You ok? People: Just got ...

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