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by ChronosDragon
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha, I enjoy all your "---ONG" preludes/introductory titles immensely Indeed- CURRAJONG... BOGONG... And I see you may have discovered that Australian place names can be bountiful source of great -ong suffixes. There's a lot of words that end in -ong. We could be here a while Not that w...
by ChronosDragon
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

: And I shall name this new castle..... MEGANTRON : Seconded. Thanks. I actually think all the castles should have names. (Correct me if I missed it someyow and there's a wiki page somewhere with castle names, history and list of residents) Start your suggestions. Fairly sure that's the first time ...
by ChronosDragon
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

: And I shall name this new castle..... MEGANTRON : Seconded. Thanks. I actually think all the castles should have names. (Correct me if I missed it someyow and there's a wiki page somewhere with castle names, history and list of residents) Start your suggestions. Fairly sure that's the first time ...
by ChronosDragon
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

: And I shall name this new castle..... MEGANTRON : Seconded. In honor of 4-20 (a uniquely American holiday, I'll note - no 20th month for the rest of the world, or anyone using ISO 8601), I would like to single out frame 420: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/840355510c22bac0a6e52ec0945997b670d8ad1...
by ChronosDragon
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53500690

Re: 1190: "Time"

BOGONG... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/a821052b349daa478b8dbc24ea668f6d2eddb42445f1e4d2f86aa0b7d39c5da0.png -- posted by newpixbot This doesn't seem half as big and impressive as the lower castles. Of course, it would be difficult to lug all that sand up there. Maybe Cueball's off getting a big...
by ChronosDragon
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Probably the last American up here, just been catching up on the 7+ pages I missed today. Unlike certain other users who I could mention (you know who you are), I actually read the day's newposts... It takes a certain amount of mentally unstable dedication to do so, but I do it anyway. Better than O...
by ChronosDragon
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Curses and cancer, I missed the part where the title of Chronomancer was handed out. Granted, I already have my fair share of greek prefixes indicating time predicating my name. If one can be counted a fair share. I'd ask for a graph of my postage, but I'm sure it would be quite uninteresting, and b...
by ChronosDragon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'd have to vote for number 2, the first frame that gave us any indication that it was indeed changing with Time.
by ChronosDragon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Sea level rise, and castle crumbling, since just after the sea wall collapsed, some 16newpix ago. Time_sea_level_rise_20130417_1100.png (As always, red removed, green added.) Why is the castle being under cut by the under current when Megan's Nub wasn't? Have you ever made a sandcastle near the wat...
by ChronosDragon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53500690

Re: 1190: "Time"

For some reason Time is not auto updating for me. You have discovered The secret to eternal life then! I think this could be a very promising health research area. Scientists should find how to disable the javascript that causing aging of our bodies and find a way to untick the internal 'javascript...
by ChronosDragon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53500690

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/04838543c4712f78f64376d09e7fc630592e7ad11e2c2d09f27f4711b09368d7.png Back to work. They seem to be making no efforts to continue holding back the sea, which implies (corroborated by their dialogue) that they have no knowledge of how high the sea will rise. Metaphor ...
by ChronosDragon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:25 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 ChronosDragon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53500690

Re: 1190: "Time"

Apparently this was enough to kill BBCode. I'd say we're quite safe from the Singularity at the moment. :P Mwa-ha-ha, just as I'd pla—I have no idea what you're talking about. lol. Nobody expects an incomprehensible explanation! All I meant was that, if BBCode isn't even smart enough to fix imprope...
by ChronosDragon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53500690

Re: 1190: "Time"

Castle Pong . They've rigged swinging paddles (which we currently see end-on) on each pole, to be controlled by the ropes. They'll bat a {trebuchet ball | giant {marshmallow | rhombicosidodecahedron}} back and forth; if someone misses, his castle takes a hit. Whoever's castle gets destroyed first l...
by ChronosDragon
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This means for the first time baconcaffeinatedsemencancerbabies is touching the castle itself! Not much of it yet but still it may be the beginning of the end! The end of the original "sand castles," perhaps. After all, civilizations are typically built upon the ruins of their predecessor...
by ChronosDragon
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Seems to me the conversation isn't quite over. Watching it in sequence, it seems like they're having a Calvin-and-Hobbes-esque discussion while they work, and the last exchange hardly seems final.
by ChronosDragon
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I see much dialogue was had in my absence. Other rivers! Hills! Rain on the sea! The dialogue seems to suggest either a layered metaphor or two very ignorant engineers. Perhaps it's overly simplistic and explanatory as a way to clue us in, but if that's the case, our interpretations are still quite ...
by ChronosDragon
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Exodies wrote:I propose that we elect Cmyk to the position of Imagician for his skilful juggling of the images.


Grand Imagician, Master of Pictardry, Holder of the Staff of Photoshop
by ChronosDragon
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Those who believe it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern should be drug into the street and shot. There is a finite number of Pixels in a Frame, so there is a finite number of Frames, so there is a finite number of permutations of those Frames, so if the Comic continues endlessly it i...
by ChronosDragon
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Great scott! The comic being down would imply that the Maker of the One True Comic and indeed the Comic itself is fallible! We must erase all mention of this from history, that the comic may be ever revered as perfect and unerring! Edit: Err..a new page? What do you mean the comic is down? I said no...
by ChronosDragon
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53500690

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/7b8b5fc06c7407d4a942138151b95f7ceabaee896a0335228d180ca0595deb6f.png Shaping it ? Looks to me more like he's either eating it or making a beard out of it. Although it is certainly more likely that he is dumping out another bucketful of semenatedcoffeecancerbabybacon...
by ChronosDragon
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
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Re: 1190: "Time"

it's a really shitty observation post if nobody actually observes from it A good observation ^ I must say. There's something for the Grammarians. Can it be called an observation post if it is merely observed? I would say in that case it were an Observed Post, and not an Observation Post. Observatio...
by ChronosDragon
Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Y'know, the fact that the Cardinal/etc thing has not only gone on this long, but has in and of itself spawned a rival order of Sandmasons is a little bit of awesome, disturbing, and amusing. I dunno, Sandmason sounds a helluva lot cooler. Sorry guys, but if you're going for name recognition, Sandma...
by ChronosDragon
Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

spamjam wrote:Image


I sense more dike-building in our future.
by ChronosDragon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

edo wrote:also I've run some experiments and the sea seems to be made of either toner or computer screen (and I've had worse) and ths sky is made of paper or computer screen (and I've had better)


Care to formally publish your findings? Just so further experimentation can be performed, of course.
by ChronosDragon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So currently we have Knights, Cardinals, Bishops, Popes, Anti-Popes, Timewaiters, what else am I missing... An archdeacon of buttermongery and ham and cheese sandwiches and an Archimandrite of Amicable Apostasy. Don't forget the great Brotherhood of Sandmasons, founded by myself, The Grand Master F...
by ChronosDragon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I think the current interpretations of Time are suffering from a major fundamental defect. You see, most people perceive Time as proceeding linearly from cause to effect, for example: The sea was rising, so Megan built a dike. In reality, however, it's more of a great big ball of ...wibbly wobbly......
by ChronosDragon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This knight temporal biz sounds fun. At the risk of forming an unstable loop of virtual time, let me initiate the ceremony here in the past, that I may time-travel from the future to finish the job, and become a member of the Knights Temporal. 1st shoulder: Flumen parvus est. 2nd shoulder: Mare mag...
by ChronosDragon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53500690

Re: 1190: "Time"

This knight temporal biz sounds fun. At the risk of forming an unstable loop of virtual time, let me initiate the ceremony here in the past, that I may time-travel from the future to finish the job, and become a member of the Knights Temporal. 1st shoulder: Flumen parvus est. 2nd shoulder: Mare magn...
by ChronosDragon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

As a member of the Western Paradox church I propose a party. Admission only with an invitation. Invitations available inside the party. Since I'm not a member of the western paradox church, it only follows that me (and other non-members) will be the only attendees, correct? I'll be there, and I hav...
by ChronosDragon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I think that is the most beautiful thing I've ever heard ... I mean read. I still say it is Heresy. Well-written heresy maybe, but heresy none-the-less. Yes it is just crap I re wrote from the first few forum posts on time. It would seem there are too many different groups of different belief to ev...
by ChronosDragon
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Why does one of them need to climb down? Why only one? What are they planning? I guess we'll just have to wait for it ... To reposition the ladder. Cueball head over there placed it right under the catwalk they just laid down and couldn't reach it. So, someone's gotta be the harrowing buffoon. Cute...
by ChronosDragon
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Why is Queball such a slacker? Megan does about 95% of the work. Only 15% of statistical claims use a made up percentage figure. At least 50% of commenters referencing the first post quoted above believe that the percentage of made-up figures is potentially much higher. To set the record straight, ...
by ChronosDragon
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Knights Temporal totally has my vote. Also, can I be one? Unrelated: http://smithers.net63.net/downloads/time-50.gif , http://smithers.net63.net/downloads/time-10-100.gif and sealevel.png have been updated. Even less related: IMG_20130410_202512.jpg Shirts :shock: A noble effort to convert outsider...
by ChronosDragon
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I can say with complete confidence that it won't end here. The rising tide has yet to have an impact and I am certain The One True Comic will not end before it does. True. Either he'll make it look like the end, then do a tidal-wave copout, or the banner/castelift is simply not the end. I don't thi...
by ChronosDragon
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I awake! You were all so caught up in your pronoun discussions that you missed an important piece of quest information from Blitzgirl: Quest progress: 203 out of 286 pages. Second Megan Period. NP 291. I have encountered a message from the future! It reads thus: Dear BlitzGirl, after all of your me...
by ChronosDragon
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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I awake! You were all so caught up in your pronoun discussions that you missed an important piece of quest information from Blitzgirl: Quest progress: 203 out of 286 pages. Second Megan Period. NP 291. I have encountered a message from the future! It reads thus: Dear BlitzGirl, after all of your mes...
by ChronosDragon
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

TachikomaD wrote:My life has certainly changed once I stopped shaving and started mumbling "caffeinesemencancerbabies" once every Newpix.


I agree, isn't it a vast improvement?

I must coma, see y'all in 8 or so newpix.
by ChronosDragon
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Looks like she is trying to pull up the next bit all on her own. My guess is that the expanded time scale of this universe means that she is effectively much stronger than people in the outside universe. Much like small insects have a higher strength to weight ratios than bigger animals. Also we ca...
by ChronosDragon
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Megan is washing her hands in the water. I hereby propose (despite not being a member of any of the major sects) that ritual hand-washing become a tradition.

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