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by manvandmaan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Changing a forum username
Replies: 1
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Changing a forum username

Hi! When I created my account, a long time ago, I seem to have mistyped my username :s It's: manvandmaan Whilest it should have been: manvand e maan Is it possible to change this? Since it's not really a big change it won't affect any of my posts, most people wont even notice it. (except for me, I n...
by manvandmaan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:
manvandmaan wrote:
histrion wrote:How do you pronounce "BlitzGirl?"

HE-RO.

You mean I've been pronouncing my own name wrong this whole time?!

Yes.
But it's OK! Here, have a Croissant!
by manvandmaan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

The sandcastle seems to be eroding far too quickly (based on the concurrent event of Megan swinging and falling which couldn't have been more than thirty seconds) to jsut be high tide. Additionally, I've never experienced a high tide that can dig into something that appears so structurally-sound (W...
by manvandmaan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

I applaud Blitzgirl for her tireless effort in clearly delineating each Period of Time. I would like to propose that Time can also be divided into two Eras--The Castle Era and the Scaffolding Era. The two era are distinct not only in terms of building materials but also, I think, of mood. In the Ca...
by manvandmaan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh wrote:So, now we have to wait for I.T.?

This!
by manvandmaan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

I applaud Blitzgirl for her tireless effort in clearly delineating each Period of Time. I would like to propose that Time can also be divided into two Eras--The Castle Era and the Scaffolding Era. The two era are distinct not only in terms of building materials but also, I think, of mood. In the Ca...
by manvandmaan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

I applaud Blitzgirl for her tireless effort in clearly delineating each Period of Time. I would like to propose that Time can also be divided into two Eras--The Castle Era and the Scaffolding Era. The two era are distinct not only in terms of building materials but also, I think, of mood. In the Ca...
by manvandmaan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/43c655efc53f10e4b0a2d1ef62a968e0b5ca5fb063a486d53c65fe088b69d70d.png Uh oh Is Randall going to illustrate the infamous "barrel of bricks (or tools)" urban legend for us? KarMann, you called it! Luckilly, she knew the urban legend too and was able to grab t...
by manvandmaan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Spoiler:
tman2nd wrote:Image
Uh oh


Poor Megan!
by manvandmaan
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Catching up! I think the characters may have gotten away from Randall. Doesn't happen to all authors, but it isn't hugely uncommon for authors to explain that their characters have done things they weren't supposed to do. He may now be just watching and waiting along with the rest of us. (Although, ...
by manvandmaan
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Proper cooking methods for heretics aside, I'm trying to figure out what's going on with the dialogue. I think there are really two viable options from here. Either the characters really don't understand the world around them, except for structural engineering and ballistics, which is more than a b...
by manvandmaan
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Been going back to the very first pages, to expierience what BlitzGirl went through... It's a stange place, compared to now. Javascript and Hashing are the big talk and there are no BlitzGirl encouragement sigs until page 6! and also What's up with our two protagonists not knowing anything about geo...
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

histrion wrote:Holy cow, what is going on in Boston right now? :shock: :cry:


indeed :( :shock:
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ah shuck, its starting to become interesting, now that I have to go coma :(

Damn you World and your different timezones!

DAMN YOU, SALAZAR!
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

fhorn wrote:ARE THERE????????


What he said! (asked, really.)
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/5b562db10d93a8dc9c9734d4833630a7bda65bf35166cd27d658fde20f46772b.png Are they watching US? I'm very aware of myself right now :s Hope they don't notice that stain on my shirt! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8f6c6024e1299fee95941d55f348e176ffdc3cbbca58b0e8152c134e0...
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/5b562db10d93a8dc9c9734d4833630a7bda65bf35166cd27d658fde20f46772b.png Are they watching US? I'm very aware of myself right now :s Hope they don't notice that stain on my shirt! I've got a scary feeling that they are going to take a bow, thank us for watching and then...
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

[ img ]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png[ /img ] Please don't do that. You're not linking to the current newpix, but to a URL that always points to the latest frame. This confuses people who read this an hour or more later (like BlitzGirl); and also causes extra load on c.xkcd.org for every refr...
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Megan is back!

Spoiler:
Image


EDIT: ninja'd :p
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 271 out of 330 pages. [...] The Quest continues! It seems like Blitzgirl is getting closer and closer! She might even get here today! (or - within the next 10NP for those living in a different timezone) - We should totally start preparing the Ceremony for her arrival...any Suggestio...
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 271 out of 330 pages. The Scaffolding. NP 472. These next few newpages have been quite disjointed and irregular. There is a disturbing lack of madness. Logic floods the thread, from trebuchet trajectory analysis to the scarily sane guess that Megan retrieves her building supplies fr...
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

iisjreg wrote:To commemorate page 330, here is a token from page 33!

Image

Look at his little head. It doesn't quite know what in store for it.


Is he watching us?
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

What does one call a group of Knights Temporal? Watch doesn't seem fitting when they're not on watch. Fortknight? a rather late THIS! I feel sad I missed that discussion, since I like sporks. I'm sure the Loopers won't mind if you do the discussion again. And the non-loopers won't mind either as re...
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

poxic wrote:
ZombieLion wrote:What does one call a group of Knights Temporal? Watch doesn't seem fitting when they're not on watch.

Fortknight?


a rather late THIS!
I feel sad I missed that discussion, since I like sporks.
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Flotter wrote:
Spoiler:
Image

Six flags indeed

10 flags!
There are 4 mini-flags on the mini-castle!

EDIT: FTFM
by manvandmaan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Elmach wrote:This is your The Other Comic tri-weekly reminder, reminding you that The Other Comic has updated.


So that's what Megan was doing all the time she wasn't in Time!
by manvandmaan
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmm. between two DONGs I was browsing some old OtherComics and came across one that TimeWaiters could find rather disturbing... I'll add it to possible end-theories on the wiki , since we don't have enough of those yet! XKCD 82: FRAME alt text: ... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/frame.jpg
by manvandmaan
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

manvandmaan, are you sure you wouldn't be happier in the Western Paradox Church? You're definitely working our corner. Which, of course, and contrary to all expectations including our own, we officially support, and unofficially condemn. We, the Sandmasons/nobody in particular, are not a religious ...
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

MESSAGE TO NOBODY/ALL SONS OF BEACHES Just like the Knights Temporal, I think we should give our Grains some presents, when they are initiated. I propose the following: -A +1 1 Croissant of Deliciousness -A Coupon for a free breakfast at the Bakery -A Ring with our yet to be revealed Crest 1 The +1...
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whilst waiting for it, I wrote up some Time inspired, Haiku-styled, mind blurbs: Our Great Lord Randall He gave us the One True Comic and said: Wait for it. - Here we all are now. Watching the Great SandCastle and waiting for it. - The glorious TimeLand. Where the River may be small, but the Sea is ...
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

It sure would be nice if there was a thread devoted to discussing the meanings and interpretations of the XKCD comic 'Time', perhaps in addition to this thread. There is a wiki , with a whole page about such things! The wiki and this thread provide a place to join in clubby, posturing granfallooner...
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Tom Ames wrote:It sure would be nice if there was a thread devoted to discussing the meanings and interpretations of the XKCD comic 'Time', perhaps in addition to this thread.


There is a wiki, with a whole page about such things!
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

As the Founder and Grand Mason of the Brotherhood of Sandmasons, I welcome you to the order. Now send me all your money. In the good tradition of our brotherhood, I deny you all my money! Quest progress: 229 out of 309 pages. The Architect Age. NP 355. After a good long coma, I resumed my quest and...
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

I find it eerie that they are looking both left and also right... And also, contrary to what I said before, I am not a Sandmason. Welcome Flotter! I immediatly promote you to HigherGrain! Congtratulations! Thank you. I will deny everything! Or at least our existence and also our non-existence Most/...
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

cmyk wrote:They doth speaketh of the sealevels!

Image


"...and then some Drama was added..."
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105816
Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

I find it eerie that they are looking both left and also right...

Flotter wrote:And also, contrary to what I said before, I am not a Sandmason.


Welcome Flotter! I immediatly promote you to HigherGrain! Congtratulations!
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

I also think it is some sort of an observatory, where they can wait for it some more, without having to fear the sea/river/liquid.
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

I hereby make it known, that I, manvandemaan have created a local Sandmasonry chapter. Our Chapter is called: Chapter 3: Wherein our Hero founds a new Chapter named: Chapter 3: Wherein our Hero founds a new Chapter named: Chapter 3 /snip also know as: The Self-Referring Recursive Chapter. (TSRRC) Ou...
by manvandmaan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 223 out of 303 pages. The Architect Age. NP 342. Alas, I came to this thread hundreds of newpix after the Beginning of Time. As penitence for my lateness and as a demonstration of my devotion I have set out on a quest to read every page of the One True Thread, like the noble Beidah ...
by manvandmaan
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34417127

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hello Blitzgirl! By the time you read this, you've caught up to page 295! Gratz! These are exciting times! Our two heroes seem to be stuck on their scaffolding, while the sea has almost reached the base of their glorious Castle of Sand! For now we are unsure how they will handle this situation, but ...

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