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by xpatiate
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 15650

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Or, in the immortal words of Finn (in What have you done?):

I am Gnome Ann's bosom
by xpatiate
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

My gardens had all stopped growing and I gave up on them, but the latest influx of new creatures inspired me to try again - so glad I did! I have a lovely set of water creatures in the pond, potted trees and some kind of avant garde reinterpretation of Romeo & Juliet, with stilts and cats. http:...
by xpatiate
Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

It is a Political Rally! The Octopus and Turtles are showing support for Sale the Turtle on the table. The turtles were envisaging a quiet mild-mannered rally with a few policy statements and promises of incremental improvement from Sale, but have been taken aback by an influx of loud octopodian ga...
by xpatiate
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

spurious_sigpoll wrote:Any other suggestions of things to test?


Somebody suggested a detailed research plan a few pages back. I'd be interested to know whether pruning or moving lights around encourages growth, or if growth just happens at its own rate regardless of the amount of input.
by xpatiate
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I also like that in this one, Beret-guy is growing out of the little bush. Apparently his body only exists from about the pancreas upwards. Now I have one of those too! Previously he had only ever popped his head up in the creek at the left. I love how he is swaying with the breeze :) The garden se...
by xpatiate
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

If only Witch Megan could sit down at the desk to write her letter! It's so close, but there appear to be tentacles in the way. Also, I seriously covet that owl. Is that teeny thing on the left-hand edge the end of an ipod? In my quest to grow flying things, I have managed to grow a bunch of tiny sp...
by xpatiate
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I haven't seen any giant stuff in gardens on Firefox, but I have in Chrome and IE. Hmm, so not something about those particular browser versions then, but definitely something related to the viewing environment... *clickity click*... Yep, looks like the same garden is giant-ified in 2 different bro...
by xpatiate
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I so want a stilt girl! And some flying stuff. My gardens seem determined to stay earthbound. The gigantitude appears to be browser-dependent - I see it in Firefox but not in Chrome. Here's The_Alchemist's garden in Firefox, overrun by octopusauruses: alchemist-firefox.png while in Chrome the same U...
by xpatiate
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Gigantism going on in my garden as well now. The duck that was daintily perched on Cueball's head before now threatens to flatten him. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=51318&t=1 Things that have grown: octopus (but not its balloon) cat duck desk/chair rover some of the plants None of ...
by xpatiate
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

At least the following questions urgently require clarification, preferably by rigorous statistical analysis of a large sample of controlled gardens running on dedicated servers: I too would very much like to know the answers to these questions, although not enough to personally embark on such a re...
by xpatiate
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I have gardens running in three different browsers - I just left them all alone for a couple of hours and two of them sprouted all sorts of weirdness while one remained completely unchanged. So it can't be that the browser has to be focused, because I couldn't have had focus on two at once. In the o...
by xpatiate
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

That's an amazing scene Blitzgirl. Megan appears to be wearing a ballgown and preparing to hurl a tortoise in some kind of heathen ritual, while an architectural monstrosity is assembling itself behind her, and yet the spotlight is on Cueball's peaceful pastoral contemplation of a duck. I think ther...
by xpatiate
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Awww, my octopus and balloon are so sweet together...

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by xpatiate
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163472

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Ouch! I think Blitzgirl's deer is having a worse time than my tortoise, but neither of them look like fun:

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by xpatiate
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks ergman! Hi everybody! I remember the OTT fondly as a place where I really spent far more time than I actually had available, leading to certain undesirable consequences in other aspects of my life. So I don't hang around much any more but it makes me very happy to know that even though the ma...
by xpatiate
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yay a blag post!! That has really made my day - not just because it answers some questions for us, but because it gives us all a chance to say thanks. Being able to add comments there is pretty much what I had in mind when I suggested collecting thank you messages in another forum thread, but much m...
by xpatiate
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's my contribution to the already awesomeful colour page: http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/xkcd-time/images/1/18/Moreworld-incolour.png More of a manip than a colour-in, but I just love seeing our stick friends in the real world. (Here they're exploring the Papamoa Hills Regional Park in New Ze...
by xpatiate
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

For the questions for @xkcd.com, I think it would be a little evil to send them all to what-if. Perhaps just the normal email would be more courteous. But maybe the entire thing is unnecessary. We've written a seaish amount of words already, and GLR can see them whenever he wants. Yep I agree using...
by xpatiate
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh. Oh wow. I was expecting The End to come soon but it's still a surprise :( I dreamed last night that the final panel of the OTC was a personal statement from Randall, answering all our questions about how why when and talking about the process. I'll still hold out some hope for that (or at least ...
by xpatiate
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:It appears that LaPetite has lashed something to the front of the "ship" - maybe something buoyant like an extra bag.

One of those watertight barrels she dragged in during the Fading?

(no I don't know where the barrels came from or what they are made of)
by xpatiate
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ottification of Waltzing Matilda: Megan and Cueball sat on their salty beach, building a sandcastle at the edge of the sea, and then they noticed the water level rising so they walked to the river to learn what it means. Walking with Cugan, walking with Cugan, we'll go a walking with Cueball an...
by xpatiate
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

But we could always tell him in a very strong, passionate way (and holy crap you guys aren't lacking in passion) how much we enjoyed this, and how much we would like another one. Not keen on a "now do another one" petition - but I do agree that the energy and the goodwill in this communit...
by xpatiate
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

It does look like he's getting something out of his bag. Is it time for Cueball's dream to come true? "Our rope isn't strong enough." "Hold this or you'll fall." The consensus at the time was that Cueball's dream was about his appearance at the What If #44 (the fourth picture), ...
by xpatiate
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is that Chekhov's gun Cueball is getting out of his backpack?
by xpatiate
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Agreed. I have a very bad feeling about this. I have to wonder if they will attempt to use ropes to aid the crossing. And will the ropes be strong enough. I was just thinking the exact same thing. Hold on Megan or you'll fall! We will be sitting on the edge of our leopards for wix. How very Dionysi...
by xpatiate
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

*closes eyes, crosses fingers* LaPetite on the sandcastle raft. LaPetite on the sandcastle raft. LaPetite on the sandcastle raft. Prediction: Cueball and Megan realize it's hopeless. As the water churns around them, they choose to spend their last earthly moments in a kiss. Stunned by the beauty of ...
by xpatiate
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Uh oh...

Nice work on the OTVO, Latent22! C6 and M3 for me too. Did we really end up with only two Megans? And funny how every single Cueball dropped the "river" from "This river doesn't look like that" :)
by xpatiate
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

(snip) So basically, what could possibly have happened on Earth that would wipe out all this "basic knowledge" but not all of human kind? Even if there were to be some sort of apocalypse that would nuke us back to the stone age, I find it hard to believe that general knowledge, technology...
by xpatiate
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

foilman wrote:BoppONG again on their way past


Are you sure? I thought maybe the bush bopped them back :twisted:
by xpatiate
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://e.deviantart.net/emoticons/r/rofl.gif Lucky not feeling so lucky today! Wizpretz, I'm sorry you feel the OTC is less special now. For me, the recent events have made it even more epic-ly special than it already was. Before, there was a lot of mystery and puzzlement, and a lot of effort and l...
by xpatiate
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpy up!!

So I guess the shed, the grapevine, the fences etc all belong to recent evacuees? We figured they weren't Beanish, right?
by xpatiate
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think Lucky's catching some rays! http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38192&t=1 luckyontop.png edit: multi-ninja'd Look at the tiny differences in the vegetation as well. So if GLR does have a single big background layer, which he's taking snapshots of for each frame, he is going back ...
by xpatiate
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

I guess that was a rhetorical "Um...". I like that Megan is pondering stealing a guide on how to build a telescope, not a telescope itself :) I'm sure the Beanies would be happy to share that information with them. There's something so very convincing about our everyday lives, or something...
by xpatiate
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Seems like it's more of a hassle for the folks cleaning up the aisles at New World than anything else, but I find it scary. Lotsa little aftershocks... I do not like them. Don't blame you. There were always little quakes when I was growing up, everyone was pretty blasé about them. Very different no...
by xpatiate
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, for now they must just RUN. Moply down, too lazy to attach an image. Imagine some cute kitten or something. :) ETA: And now I must add the pope thing... Well, since it's Sunday in most parts of the world, just RUN. It's good for your health (or so I heard) :p I did! 10km this morning, with a ...
by xpatiate
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

I also wonder if there are additional hazards from what Rosetta says about the sea flowing "under the bank". Does that imply that, not only will the sea level be rising fast, but land near the sea may be becoming unstable?
by xpatiate
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Rosetta's black translation clouds are quite fitting for the delivery of horrible news :( If anything seriously disrupts our current state of technology and sets us back to (say) about 1700, there will likely be no possibility of recovering. We have just used up or dispersed too many of the world's ...
by xpatiate
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

:( I'm sorry too, Cuegan.
by xpatiate
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: There will soon be a cut or fade to La petite showing her standing atop a dam barely protecting the cuegan's from the flood. Not atop: She's on the dry side, sticking her finger into a hole to prevent complete collapse. (back to the Netherlands theory :mrgreen: ) She's doing well until ...
by xpatiate
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48858074

Re: 1190: "Time"

Rosetta wrote:Suppose/Imagine/I guess [something something] be an island again.


Can anyone confirm or deny if Chateau D'If has a similar stained glass window? Or beaded curtains?

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