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by xpatiate
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Stand back! The OTT is going to use SCIENCE ! :D Awesomeful effort from all the astronomers so far - I have no idea what you are all talking about but I feel privileged to have a ringside seat at the most comprehensive nerdsnipe known to humankind. I guess if we don't have a definite date/location, ...
by xpatiate
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Woohoo ggh! That made me http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp177/scrappinkym/Smiley%20Emoticons/ROFL-1.gif and also http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/dancing/funny-dancing-stickman-smiley-emoticon.gif , especially this bit: Oh you can't see the end of my fingers now, nor am I drawn with toes. None of my ...
by xpatiate
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm adding this frame to my I'd-wear-that-on-a-tshirt list. (Were you collecting those, jjjdavidson?) And still chuckling at Megan. She knew Cueball was right and she needed to rest, but she just couldn't give it up without firing a last salvo. Lucky Cueball is the tolerant sort, or he might think t...
by xpatiate
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The cloud looks blue-ish to me - my first thought was that we are about to experience a gradual transition into a glorious full-colour landscape (possibly still with superimposed stick figures, mscha-style). No access to GIMP to check right now, but going by the lack of similar hyperventilating exci...
by xpatiate
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I predict the bushmolpy is Little Prickly's older sibling, Big Prickly. They have a fiercely protective yet competitive relationship, so naturally Big will try to outdo Little's dive roll down the hill.
by xpatiate
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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by xpatiate
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I wonder why Megan didn't accept Cueball's offer. Is she annoyed by him trying to baby her? Is she too proud to accept Cueball's help? Is she attempting to mask the pain she's feeling? Is she actually feeling much better (or at least was, before she landed)? Did she simply misjudge how much a simpl...
by xpatiate
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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So... it has come to this.

Homeward bound. Will we ever get to find out what's on top of the mountain?
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And we're back to regular conversatiONG: I suppose "Yeah, before we escaped the compound the guards always used to try and scare me about Panthera pardus suahelica , but I kind of figured that the virus had wiped them out along with almost all other mammalian species" was too much to hope...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

The attacker is vanquished, now it must be time for some illuminating dialogue *rubs hands in anticipation* Light could potentially be shed on their location, their history, and/or their relationship. Are raptorcats a completely unknown threat to them, or something they were aware of before? Is &quo...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting. There's definitely something molpish going on. No idea what, it's something really ɛ . Maybe a gholpy? Here are gholpimations, both straight and in ‘difference’ mode: I read gholpy as filpy. I'm sure someone knows why. Prize to the first person to guess correctly. The prize is the adu...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

He's alive! And she is one bad-ass stick figure.
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

How is it possible for an artist to portray a world in such detail that a feral cat can be spotted lurking in the middle of a patch of bushes; that said cat's ears can be seen to lie flat when attacked; that a tiny flag on a tiny sandcastle is knocked slightly askew in the skirmish, but a blade of g...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow. It looked like Megan was calling out to distract the raptorcat, but is she actually hailing the alien spacecraft that was hovering on top of the mountain and is now descending to offer assistance?

I would really love it to be a giraffemolpy, but it seems to have too many pointy bits for that.
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Gaah! I was really meant to get some work done today. So can any keen observers of feline body language help us out? I'm guessing that tail doesn't look like it's in attack mode, but I'm no expert. If it's a friendly attack, that almost raises more questions than it answers. Do they know this creatu...
by xpatiate
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

If it's a lidded well that's in similar condition to the rest of the place, I certainly wouldn't be standing on it... And whatever she can see, it wasn't obvious until she got higher up. A view down the other side of the mountain? Edit: No sir, I believe 'twas you who ninja'd me! Or did somebody nin...
by xpatiate
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

Woo! A zombie story, a zombie song and a bunch of gruesome zombie smileys! You guys are awesome :D http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j448/gracielou7285/zombie%20smileys/zombie02.gif More importantly: a bucket And not just any old bucket, it looks like your stereotypical plastic pail. I think we've...
by xpatiate
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

That'll go perfect with cueball's scale-model castle! Each would have a different degree of recursion, but each contain the other. Their recursion patterns would sync up harmonically! Hmm, maybe by building his recursive sandcastle, Cueball inadvertently triggered a recursion loop which whisked the...
by xpatiate
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

To any programmer here: http://www.practicalecology.com.au/sites/default/files/Bike%20shed%20view%20front%20left.JPG (I, for one, would have preferred a light gray or beige.) It should be bright green! Without question! And if anybody plans to paint a bike shed any other colour I personally will mo...
by xpatiate
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

There was a lot of talking about where the OTC takes place in space (Madagascar, Africa, Randallverse), but not so much about where its takes place in time (besides the possibility of a postapocalyptic scenario). Now I look at this fence here, which looks to me like a barbed wire fence. If that is ...
by xpatiate
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow! Based on my extensive wikipedia research , I'm guessing Falcon. The particular exchange that led me to refine my Uncanny Valley theory into an English-not-as-a-native-language theory is this one: What do you think we'll find? More world. Maybe different. Megan's answer is not wrong in any way I...
by xpatiate
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

SYELRILOIUSSONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/4abfbc50a38901507ecc1c6123e1fb67523d8d63ac8a1697372036d15b861a79.png Well, foo. Not only did he not fall in, they didn't even notice whatever it is there in the bushes. Wrong again. That flat bit in the bushes looks to me like the bench near the squi...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

Nah, the beesnake flew off downhill. Cueball pulled at the plant a bit and it sprang back; Megan is bopping it to see it spring back (or maybe to see the seedhead break up...?). (How DO you punctuate that previous sentence, anyway??? Well, it's still violent, no? I agree, it's not a friendly bop. I...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, excellent. :D Which one of us gets to report the fountain grass that we are currently seeing in the newpix? Let's see if we get confirmation via dialogue first. Wouldn't want to call out the squad on a false alarm. Thank you for that awesome Pokeymation mscha! If this little creature didn't hav...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey, I suspect I saw some fountain grass the other day. Can I call Australia, too? I don't see why not :D Those zealous weed-eradication folk in Canberra don't seem too concerned about *where* you might have seen Fountain Grass, or even *when*. Would be quite funny if they started getting reported ...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

If Cueball whips out a phone and calls Australia, then my species identification was right on the money.
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

Meanwhile, I bring you all OTC smilies of Cuegan and Megball! Wow, Vytron! At first I was all http://abload.de/img/meganx8p5l.png that you would do that, then I felt a bit http://abload.de/img/meganx8p5l.png , but after I http://abload.de/img/meganx8p5l.png http://abload.de/img/meganx8p5l.png http:...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

That looks like African fountain grass to me... although maybe the flower spikes are too tall.

Spoiler:
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by xpatiate
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

Finally we have a firm species identification! It's a "little prickly". This applies to approx. 100% of humanoid females, too. Not necessarily - some of us have evolved alternative defence mechanisms. Personally, I dropped the prickles a while ago and now just charge directly at my enemie...
by xpatiate
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

Finally we have a firm species identification! It's a "little prickly".
by xpatiate
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

Run, molpypine, run! They might say they won't eat you but it's been a long walk from the vineyard...
by xpatiate
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

The next ONG: http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/waterfall553.jpg (Click for full-size.) Edit: not sure how the GLR will have drawn this. The water is black, the rocks are black, might be hard to see anything. Very nice. Is it your pic? And where is it IRL if you know. I hope you don't mind me reply...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Perhaps not the 1000 most-used words, then, but maybe Special English , or the 3000 most-used, or something akin to that. Words like "campsite" and "retreated" might be exceptions that are deemed necessary to the plot. At least to my reader's ear (eyes?) the Dialogue seems purpo...
by xpatiate
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I've wondered for a while now if GLR has made Cuegan speak using only the 1000 most common English words, a la Up Goer Five . The Dialogue just has that feel to me. I wondered that a while ago, and fed some of the dialogue into this fabulous contraption . It didn't like 'campsite' and 'retreated' a...
by xpatiate
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

N ONG REGARIOUS... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/a7eeff9f1a99e3fba8ca3ea85db867cde1fcc229f006a6afb1ca615d8a0db27e.png -- posted by newpixbot Okay, newpixbot's perceptiveness is starting to creep me out. Nongregarious in the sense of not moving in a herd or group perfectly describes how Cueball a...
by xpatiate
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, and one more thought on "Wrinkle in Time"/UKL: I have never read nor seen adaptation of Earthsea, but several of you have mentioned disappointment in the film adaptations. That reminds me of the DISMALLY HORRIBLE AWFUL unintentional comedy that was the 2003 film version of "Wrink...
by xpatiate
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Today's otherComic http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/nomenclature.png is interesting. I missed the joke since I missed Dr. Who altogether. But it requires knowledge of The Doctor and also knowledge of "Who's on First" which is a bit ancient now. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/humor4.shtml ...
by xpatiate
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
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Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

I thought I got the Doctor Who bit, I was completely and utterly stumped by the whole baseball thing, but I was SO EXCITED by the Wrinkle in Time reference! It's one of the handful of well-loved books I've kept from childhood, and flipping through it now I see all kinds of things that have stuck wit...
by xpatiate
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:This explains everything! Cuegan is in the British Empire, where the sun never sets! :P


Apparently not! They have experienced the phenomenon known as "Night". At least once anyway.
by xpatiate
Wed May 29, 2013 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51568115

Re: 1190: "Time"

OK so I might be all alone out on a limb here, squirrel-like, but I'm going to pelt you all with a few more acorns about fractals and Mandelbrot and stuff while I'm up here. Yesterday I mentioned I'd come across Mandelbrot's idea that the world is an 'infinite sea of complexity' which contains two '...

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