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by EraObserver
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147772

Re: 1446: "Landing"

This was a bit ago but I need to respond to it: Why is it every time I have a large assignment due in my school Randall creates an awesome new thing to explore? Now I'm excited about science when I should be writing a paper... Can't you just change the topic of the paper to "Whales in space&quo...
by EraObserver
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147772

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Why is it every time I have a large assignment due in my school Randall creates an awesome new thing to explore? Now I'm excited about science when I should be writing a paper...
by EraObserver
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 36185

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

unfortunately, randall is pretentious again. I hate to say this, but since Randall does come here I will- honestly, the man needs a vacation. His comics have been sub-par for at least the last month (although that jet pack comic was enjoyable...). I'm probably causing an angry mob to form around me...
by EraObserver
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

I cannot object to being heretical. But the only tears will be from this damned headache, and I am no good at wailing. I am no good at resisting or running either, so I shall do neither of those things. Bring on the punishment chocolate! ... :evil: But I was saving that chocolate... and at any rate...
by EraObserver
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

They're not dead, just heretical. Well, they're all just lying there, and none of them are moving or breathing... Am I sure I've got the correct basement? Hmm, doesn't sound like it. I'm pretty sure all of our heretics are still breathing. Ahh, well, wherever I am it's still a good hiding place! *g...
by EraObserver
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Random question to anyone: In reference to graphs and data and all that... we used to have a list of the top 20 posting OTTers. Was that on Kieryn's site? Is it still being updated? At Kieryn's site, the Credits list user posts by the numbers. So it does indicate top posters. However, it do...
by EraObserver
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

I went back and re-watched them build the structure at the top of the platform. It appears to me that it may not necessarily be attached to the platform, but merely resting on top of it. Do you think it's possible that it's a boat that can simply float away from the platform if the sea level rises ...
by EraObserver
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've said it before, but it bears repeating http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/static/emoticon-0134-bear.png : the ending of time felt incredibly rushed to me, ever since they started “RUN.”ning. It's as if the GLR was fed up with it and wanted to end it (or alternatively, had to end it for so...
by EraObserver
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, everyone else is giving tearful goodbyes/condolences, let me add my own- Goodbye? Goodbye?! http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38418 ... Sorry, sorry, I recant! I recant!!!! Please don't hurt me spawn of redundakitty... :shock: That's more like it. No more leaving-talk, kay? http://s...
by EraObserver
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:
EraObserver wrote:Well, everyone else is giving tearful goodbyes/condolences, let me add my own-

Goodbye? Goodbye?!

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... Sorry, sorry, I recant! I recant!!!!

Please don't hurt me spawn of redundakitty... :shock:
by EraObserver
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, everyone else is giving tearful goodbyes/condolences, let me add my own- I have learned so much reading from everyone's contributions on this page. In honesty, I came for the comic, but stayed for the humorous yet inspiring conversation. Thank you everyone for letting me listen in... I honesty...
by EraObserver
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Question: Shouldn't the water be... worse?
by EraObserver
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh... Well, I recognize this moment story-wise. This is the moment that is the greatest crisis- no, not the "moment of decision", but the moment of "oh, well, we made a decision, and everything is crashing down in front of us!" Comparable moments include - Frodo keeping the ring ...
by EraObserver
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA: Pope! Outrageous and/or serious ideas for the 'but first' please, and things that could interrupt the 'but first' and show there's no time to dally with 'but firsts' when there's important information to reveal. Cueball stares out into the small crowd, pauses after saying but first, and then s...
by EraObserver
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just to state the obvious: Contrary to previous speculation, I don't think there will be any problem getting the forty to leave... :shock:
by EraObserver
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindpost. I leave for just a couple days and suddenly the world is imploding apparently. "RUN"? ... Well, I might be an unfaithful brother, and skipped half of the thread, but I won't understand a thing of that conversation a while ago if I don't do a blitz myself. Actually, this will be ...
by EraObserver
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

As to how English pronounces periods, we have a slight descending-tone at the end of sentences, with a slight pause. That's the best I can do. (As opposed to a slightly shorter pause with no descending-tone for commas, and a slight rising-tone with pause for question marks.) Hmmm. Actua...
by EraObserver
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just my layman 2 cents on the new sentence (to get away from all the complaining about right now)- I can't help but feel that the "iffioul" is actually "difficult", and who speaks the language is completely blotted out because Cuegan don't know the word for that people. ... and I...
by EraObserver
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38067 Whoa. I think there's a "sand dunes" vertically on the right. Anybody have a guess what's in the first layer at the top? "To... fortress"? ETA: or "sand" and "lives"...? She speaks really kind of...
by EraObserver
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: random musings

103: Cueball slips and wipes out the left side of the Sandcastle (the "fall of man" frame) Ah molpy, pre-zoom! I often forget the simplicity of the early frames The world seemed a lot smaller then. And not just because Cuegan was drawn twice as big as they are now. Current newpix vs newpi...
by EraObserver
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Careful about your assumptions concerning language. The rising-end interrogatory, for example, in English is anything but universal. If you try something like that in Chinese, you can come up with an entirely different word/meaning. The rising/falling tone of the voice is critical in those language...
by EraObserver
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Having trouble believing that the last symbol is punctuation. Why would punctuation be translated in a spoken conversation? GLR should just give us the exclamation point in that case. It's not that far fetched... after all, the English counterpart also has punctuation in this comic. Why not put in ...
by EraObserver
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Our first word!!! Water! Or "cup", or "drink", or "ceramics", or "point", or... True. But what is most probable? The language is different, but human behavior does have enough constants to believe that the only way to refer to a liquid is in a container, and ...
by EraObserver
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Our first word!!! Water!
Could still be a semi-direct translation... I see five symbols.
by EraObserver
Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Somewhat of a blind post: A bit ago everyone thought the idea of having the story over ten thousand years in the future to be a bit odd... but think about it for a minute. This is a story called time. Perhaps it refers to more than the mode of the message. Perhaps it is a message about time itself, ...
by EraObserver
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Question: Everyone keeps saying that the moon has flown off. I'm not a scientist, but I saw a show that demonstrated how the moon keeps our planet on the axis it is on. It stated that after its inevitable escape from our planet, or planet would start to wobble and eventually life would be impossible...
by EraObserver
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/angle.png We're looking towards the western horizon. The red arrow is the trajectory of the brightest object, possibly Venus. Since the earth spins on its axis, the axis is perpendicular to this line. So, the green line is parallel to the earth axis. The angle of the earth...
by EraObserver
Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is why I come to the forum... I casually come on just to read the entertaining posts, and I find that I missed something, and the sun is now setting. If it weren't for the forum, I would have never known that we might be in Africa/Madagascar, it would have taken me an extra 10 hours to recogniz...
by EraObserver
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

About right now Cueball probably wishes he turned around... Like I said earlier, this probably is the "crisis" moment... not that I like being right... or watching the probable demise of a main character...

Anyone else feel like a sports commentator watching a horrific accident?
by EraObserver
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Be assured, ye of little faith, BlitzGirl reads it ALL. As do many others. They just doesn't comment on it all. We need a secretary of commenting so that no post goes forgotten!!!!! He can live in a dark, dank cave with little light, in tattered clothing and squirrel friends to bring him crumbly fo...
by EraObserver
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:You mean... I have... immunity?

*sits down to ponder that*


I think you have more than enough titles for it...
by EraObserver
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

This moment is pretty typical of any story. Something changes in someone's world, they have to change somehow, or go somewhere, etc., yet until this particular moment there's this idea that somehow they can go back to what was before. This is the "crisis" moment. Yup. I think it could be ...
by EraObserver
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time" - Descent...

...Into Heresy - Ready the Foam Maiden I think the time has come to talk about plot elements, and the kinds of plot elements that Randall might use (hence the heresy tag). I'm operating on the assumption that the OTC is a story. If it turns out to be a puzzle or an extended joke, almost...
by EraObserver
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is little Chilpy ok? :shock: Hm. It would appear that the larger Molparrow is feeding the Chirlpy, and is not predatory in nature. Too small for a predatory feathered dinosaur to prey on another feathered dinosaur. No, I do not believe these are Time-Raptors/Molpyraptors. Cueball's expression may b...
by EraObserver
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

... Those with weak stomachs may wish to divert their eyes the next NewPix.
by EraObserver
Fri May 17, 2013 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 56573

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

I'm colorblind, and had no idea what Synesthesia is. So naturally I didn't get the joke at first- and when I could see the "2" but could only barely make out the other number (I thought it could be a 5), I couldn't help but wonder what great new medical problem I suddenly had, and if it in...
by EraObserver
Fri May 03, 2013 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

treadman wrote:This is the first time that the word "wait" has appeared in the dialog, right? When the congregation is doing the litany, there should be an audible gasp or something at that point.


I think Cueball just accused the sea of being a heretic. Is that even possible?
by EraObserver
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

gaaa! She lied down!!! STOP COPYING THE PAST!!! STOP TRYING TO LOOP!!!!
by EraObserver
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

How many times can we predict the apocalypse in one day? :roll:

EDIT: Blitzgirl, awesome comic. Definitely made my day.
by EraObserver
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104990
Views: 30333847

Re: 1190: "Time"

At this moment, unless they dump their bags someplace, it can't loop - Cuegan didn't have bags with them in the first frame! Maybe they're going to the mountains to find the source of the River (small). They could accidentally drop their bags before they find a new shore and, saddened at the loss o...

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