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by Montov
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

With a new expansion of Civ5 out now, I have less time for the OTT. ;-(
So less ketchupping and more blitzing I'm afraid.

Molpy out.
by Montov
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

They already have a bit of art. They're drawing to communicate with each other. Who knows, maybe all of the cave paintings from thousands of years ago are the result of two different groups who speak two different languages trying to communicate with each other... "This is how you hunt a mammo...
by Montov
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Good work on the translations. The OTT is mandatory for the full experience. There needs to be an annotated version of the comic animation with all the explanations from the forum. On another note, we've seen quite a lot of themes in the OTC. Construction, flooding, geology (river delta, waterfall),...
by Montov
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

SinusPi wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:The matter of the three beanies' names is not settled, yet? Fine. I'm suggesting Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

I don't think the female person(s) in the Beanie Bunch would appreciate the suggestion. :wink:

Xuey, Xewey and Xouie!


Dusty, Indy & Windy.

Whatever happened to the dust, anybody know?
by Montov
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh man, it must be April Fools in the OTC. With the Beanies as moderators.
by Montov
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Are they approaching a huge non-sand castle?

And it really looks like a telescope. Maybe they use astrological signs as symbols in their speech.
by Montov
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

fhorn wrote:ridONG off into the sunset
Spoiler:
Image


Sunset? I'm expecting something dusty. One of the beanies is probably names Dusty.
by Montov
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

For all the people who think the language/pictures look familiar: I think the OTC will loop, and you're already in the second iteration.
by Montov
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:HA! My prediction was right! :mrgreen:


Me too, but I already predicted the response, so I should get bonus points if I nail the response. And I'm feeling lucky (that's what she said) about "Yo mofo".
by Montov
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Cueball: "So, it has come to this."
by Montov
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hipster clones! This is the worst case scenario right here.

Prediction:
Megan: "Hi".
Hipster beanies: "Yo mofo".
by Montov
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I would like to post a quote of Kahlil Gibran: "We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting." So, don't worry about waiting. The quote is from the poem "Sand and semencancercoffee milk foam": I AM FOREVER walking upon these shores, Betwixt the sand and the foam...
by Montov
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

"You" in italics to emphasize it. As in, Cueball asked her a couple of times if she is ok, and now he is paralyzed.
It's like watching Titanic again, where DiCaprio just lets himself die while caring about Winslet.

Seems like the icebergs have melted, causing the flood. It is all related.
by Montov
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

1 Kibi!
I made it. :P

And we have some closure of the sandcastle, but not what LaPetite was going to do what the material she brought in... Will we ever now? But more importantly, did the cut-away also made a time jump in the OTC? Are they now really close to the dust?
by Montov
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So do we, Megan, so do we. ETA prediction wrong : we're about to find out. After Cuegan leaves the current scene, we stay behind, then fade into the beach scene. That was my thought as well with that frame. Otherwise, we'll be watching a walking Megball for days H . But maybe it's a bit premuature ...
by Montov
Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Next thought: I really wish Megan had kept her thwacking stick! It's a dangerous world out there, as we now know, and it might have helped her leg wound by taking a bit of pressure off that leg, if she'd held it in the hand on the same side. The next time they're attacked, there may not be another ...
by Montov
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe the tower is some kind of molpyramid.
by Montov
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Megan was the one climbing, so her injury is not that bad. This is a show that is intended to include speculation, analysis, and guesswork. Nicely stated. This would also explain the panning. It isn't just to create lots of content in minutes, but it is used for suspense. If black is a color, my wor...
by Montov
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ZoomanSP wrote:Any guesses what this might be? Is it a tree? Is it a rock? Is it already the structure on the mountaintop?


There is a molpy up there.
by Montov
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

First coma, then rise, nosh, race & toil. So happy 999 en 1k without me.
I'll make sure I'm there when the round-number milestone of 1024 is reached.
by Montov
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

With all that "Molpy up" and now "Molpy down", it is likely the next generation of molpies will be Strange and Charm(ing).
by Montov
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Molpgan

<snip> In general I'd like them to stick *tee hee* together. Maybe Cueball could carry Meagan, not that'd be romantic *sigh* Well...that depends on how he carried her. Molpy. Slung over his shoulder while she hits his back and screams "Put me down you rotten molpy!" of course. I dunno, ma...
by Montov
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So no moon showed up then. This means it must be waning. Maybe even new or close to new. Solar eclipse anyone? That would be fun... I wonder what Megball would have to say about that :) Cueball: Weird. Megan: Neat. Cueball: Yeah. Cueball: 12 Megan: 4 Cueball: Yeah. Hmm, why don't we have a footnote...
by Montov
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Image

Ascii art:

Code: Select all

;-)


Spoiler:
The semicolon suggests this smiley is winking.
by Montov
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Ximenez wrote:Don't you think Megan is asleep now?


Yes, I don't think that.

She was awake and talked, so she will stay awake. Late in the afternoon she might have some problems.
by Montov
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So, we're in the middle of the night then? It means a couple of decapix until morning.
And Megan sounds sleepy. I can relate to that. No 7 or 4 this time, possibly a 6. Maybe she needs to do a number 29.
by Montov
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:02 am UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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by Montov
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Image

Cueball is looking the other way. Maybe a new comet at the left of the scene soon?
by Montov
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Earthling on Mars wrote:Oh my. Oh my. A comet. Frames coming too fast. A comet. Speedpix. A comet.

Is this enough excitement, bored people?


Why didn't Cueball warn us? He's on watch!
Or we are punished for all the people how were bored.
by Montov
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Also, Cueball has moved (and Megan moved her leg). So it should count as a new newpix. Or half-newpix? Or maybe Time is going back to 30 minute newpix? How long did that period last? And how long do we have the hourly schedule? If those are round numbers, it could be a new schedule again. Or just a...
by Montov
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A little disappointed not to see any meteors yet. Just one streaking across -- that isn't too much to ask for, is it? The storyteller in me also agrees that it is time to move on. Let's have sunrise, a meteor, a molpy (that they can defend against), or something. There you have it. Happy now? :) Wi...
by Montov
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Rule110: Thanks for the excellent extensive explanation with graphical examples which exceeded my already excited expectations during this exquisite exchange of scientific exercises with experienced experts, and by extension the existential questions of Megball who are exposed in this exotic landsca...
by Montov
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

How long is the night going to last? Well, my guestimate is that Cueball will wake up Megan halfway. So it's going to be a long night.
by Montov
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, I see we're having the date-debate again. What next, Legoses? Ok. Sorry. I think BlitzGirl is talking about the date formatting. For the date of the comic, 14000 years in to the future seems .. weird. Why 14000 years? I'm not dismissing the idea, but it seems way more likely the scenes are used...
by Montov
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Eutychus wrote:
thirds wrote:Again, if your time of 9:30am UTC is correct, they have to be somewhere around the Solomon Islands or Papua New Guinea to be seeing the sunset.


The SunCalc app I found confirms this.


What about a (former) French island, given LaPetite?
by Montov
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Has someone called Neil Degrasse Tyson already? To the Twitterphone!
by Montov
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
Montov wrote:Lovely night sky. Keep those super-enhancements coming.
mscha: I'm missing "Yeah" in your footnotes.

Not an adjective (or word/phrase playing a similar role).
(ETA: Yes, ‘wow’ is an adjective. Those baobab trees are wow, aren't they?)


They are.13

Spoiler:
13 Yeah


;)
by Montov
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Lovely night sky. Keep those super-enhancements coming.

mscha: I'm missing "Yeah" in your footnotes.
by Montov
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It could be mustard. But whatever it is, Megball is continuing. They could've reached the top when this scene is completed.

And shame on us for noticing it 3 frames after the darkening started. Love the amplified animations though.
by Montov
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

HereBeUnmappedBits wrote:As someone who lurks in the background, usually checking in less than daily, I can confirm the thread is a bit intimidating to an outsider.


No need to hide on the last post of a page. ;)

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