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by Rakhal
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Ah, D&D... Used to play that a lot many years ago, til our group disintegrated. I wound up with all the club kit after that, so I have a HUGE box of dice still, not to mention a box full of 2nd Ed players handbooks, Deities and Demigods, DM's guide and all sorts of other things. We also had our ...
by Rakhal
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Eek, just heard the reports of a 7.8 near Christchurch! (The parents of one of my friends live there and they've not heard from them yet. Worrying!). Hope everyone in NZ is OK!

--Rakhal
by Rakhal
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Excellent news about ED's blood, but if you live forever you may find yourself running from a Zanclean flood at some time!. Maybe you can be a mystical and wise oracle who can give cryptic clues to the Beanies that leads to them finding the Gibraltar berm... <starts a campaign for Rosetta for Presid...
by Rakhal
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

lmjb1964 wrote:Los Gatos is 25 minutesH away from me! LET me know if you want to get together while you're here. :)



Definitely have to do that. Currently looking like either the first or second week in Feb, hopefully they'll settle on a firm date soon so we can get flights booked!
by Rakhal
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Rakhal, what part of California are you going to? Los Gatos (Near San Jose). It's our companies AGM and they fly everyone out to HQ so we can all get together for a week. Assuming that the US is still letting people from the UK in by then! And Addams has spider issues! I am frequently summoned up t...
by Rakhal
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Cuegan 1/2, a romantic sandcastle building arts comedy and the horrors of the hypersaline pools of sorrow...
by Rakhal
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Holy diacritics Batman!. I think that's about the densest collection of combining characters I've seen for yips :) Been re-reading the Gandalara Cycle. Recommended for all OTTers! I can just imagine Cue and Meg riding on extra-large keyboards across the abyssal plain... Sadly it looks like my Sandca...
by Rakhal
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A couple of oldies for me
"Semencoffeecancerbaconbabiesonice and Zanclean Dreams, both starring Olivia "Megan" John
by Rakhal
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I wish I could write poetry, but unfortunately I have no talents there (or anywhere much really).

Window should be fixed by the wip-end fortunately

--Rakhal
by Rakhal
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Crickets eh?. I've been having my own cricket problems. Involving a large ball hurtling through my living room window!

CH*RP!

And the miscreants abandone their game and ran off as soon as it happened. I suppose I got a cricket ball out of it!

--Rakhal
by Rakhal
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Iron Seawolpy tour visiting London? I can get there easily... Must investigate!

(snowed under at the MFFS)
--Rakhal
by Rakhal
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Yay, I feel honoured to be part of AoTC! A wonderful ceremony and I hope I can uphold the honour of the Blitzgirlen

(places his copy of the gospel in an ornate bookholder..)

<returns to using tactical nukes to kill coyopies...>

--Rakhal
by Rakhal
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51815519

Re: 1190: "Time"

Beware the scented candle! The odor becomes concentrated! Some yips in the beforeTime, we received a gift of a scented candle from a friend who likes scented things. We never lit it - even unlit the odor was intense enough to fill the room, the three adjacent rooms, and the house across the street....
by Rakhal
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
Views: 51815519

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Cyan is what happens when the light loses its redness. This can only happen because the light has been bleeding, which means that keyboards must be about! Beware Lucky!

--Rakhal
by Rakhal
Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
Views: 51815519

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've just been playing a little Fallout:New Vegas and I've just been told by Dr Mobius that science involves getting mustard in your custard (or maybe custard in your mustard). It's all related! (Wonder if there was maybe a nuclear war in the past of Time and that's why the world has regressed...) -...
by Rakhal
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
Views: 51815519

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks for the welcome!. I bear the title with pride! I shall have to get used to being in the present, I'm used to being a spectator, but unable to take part :) Spotted that I was in an episode of AotC! I feel honored! Been having fun reading the tales of Torgos recently. Reminds me of my own time ...
by Rakhal
Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And with that, I stumble out of the past and into the present! I have read it all, and my mind is full of Time It's been a long and fun journey. It all started with othercomic 1608 'Hoverboard' I was spending far too much time at the MFFS playing this and I couldn't find that last coin, so I turned ...
by Rakhal
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Just a quick post to say that I have arrived at Beacon Ginger. 54 NP to go, 97.86%

The Hidden Ongs have completed, but WHY did they build the dam? and what happened to poor old ShortBean! I do hope that TallBean was able to revive her...

And if Gingercat can complete xis blitz, so can I :)

--Rakhal
by Rakhal
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Back again with another Blitzpost. This one on the occasion of reaching 95% (2396/2522 NP) We start this period with the 2nd Tymiversary, and as last year, Time was re-onged as it was in that first year with the stalwart help of Oldpixbot. The BFTF Ongs were also ONGoing as were the mr*bdex Ongs. Du...
by Rakhal
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And yet another Blitzpost. This time on the occasion of 90% (2266/2517) The BFTF Ongs continue, activity on the moon dispassionately observing the odd life-forms below (well, maybe not to dispassionately...) Mysterious messages have been found in the mr*bdex. After decoding they were found to be sto...
by Rakhal
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And another 5% done on my blitz. Now at 85% (2136/2512). Time after Time (T1i) sadly **nded, as all stories much, but again leaving me in total awe at the ridiculous levels of talent in this community. If I could only draw 1/10th as well as ST.... Like many other OTTers I offer my heartfelt thanks t...
by Rakhal
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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And another milestone reached. Now at 80% (2002/2502). Exactly 500 pages behind the present :) The epic rescue mission for the poor Bravebean is completed. His body is fished out of the cave and buried properly with reverence (and a cairn) outside. Hopefully Cueganzzle haven't picked up too many rad...
by Rakhal
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
Views: 51815519

Re: 1190: "Time"

And another blitzpost from me on the occasion of reaching 75% (1869/2492 NPs) The silentONGS continue apace and we come across a mysterious cave, the inside of which appears to glow a dark blue!. It actually looks rather like a broken down building. Megan and Cueball climb up, but near the top Cueba...
by Rakhal
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
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On NP1855 I arrived at Beacon Indigo. Reporting in as ordered. Not so molpish the last few NPs, but we seem to be over the worst of it. It's even grim in t1i, what with glowing beanies falling over dead! I shan't bug you too much right now, will be hitting the 75% blitzpost soon. You'll be hearing m...
by Rakhal
Sat May 21, 2016 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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And time for another blitzpost from me on the occasion of reaching 70% (1740/2485) And we have another story unfolding on an ongish way! Starting with a hillside with molpies scampering upwards, panning slowly up we see that we are at the point where the Forty landed after their voyage. Only they ar...
by Rakhal
Sun May 01, 2016 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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And another Blitz milestone reached. Now at 65% (1610/2476 pages) Not going terribly fast I'm afraid, I have not a huge amount to time to blitz, very busy at work at present. And solving all those puzzles as I go tends to take time too :) There have indeed been many puzzles. Crosswords and splitword...
by Rakhal
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Blitzer Rakhal reporting in from Beacon Gamma (NP 1554) as ordered! Although the beacon seems to be in a bit of a run-down state and Chrome is giving me warnings about the script referenced on it... Still, it gave me a good nights sleep, and the woolpies were very friendly (they were particularly fo...
by Rakhal
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I was just blitzing gently along on NP1525 when I came acrossa message and gift from the future. Wonderful sustenance! (looks at the healthy option while surreptitiously scarfing the less-healthy option. Thanks to BlitzGirl for the tasty noms! (eyes a hungry looking redundakitty... )Mine! <yowl> Oh ...
by Rakhal
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And another blitzpost from me!. Now at 60% (1481/2467) And it's been a puzzliferous era indeed. Which has done a power of no good to my blitzing speed. I keep stopping to solve the puzzles! We had all those OSH's to do, hunting backwards and forwards through the OTC to find just the right Cueball, o...
by Rakhal
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51815519

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow! I just saw some sigcouragement from Blitzgirl herself! I feel honoured (and a little nervous.. am I worth of being noticed by a celebrity!)

No matter, I must strive to be so even if I'm not at present. Onwards!
And thanks!!
--Rakhal
by Rakhal
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
Views: 51815519

Re: 1190: "Time"

And another blitzpost from me on the occasion of reaching 55% (1351/2455). And a momentous period this has been Shortly after the start the dreaded EVENT happened. Retroactively I suppose I knew that it could not last 3 years. Not unless GLR truly is superhuman! But still there was sadness that I co...
by Rakhal
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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CHIRP!!! Time ended!. Nooo!!! <runs around in circles> <THWACK! - runs into wall and collapses unconscious> <wakes up a little later> Had a strange dream... I thought Time had ended.... Nooooo! And it ended on my birthday as well (Jul 26th) Am I responsible in some way????? Wait, Time may have ended...
by Rakhal
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Finally made it to 50% (NP1223/2445). And there has been an incredible amount happening in the OTC! Turns out the Beanies have a real castle. Much larger than the old sandcastle (maybe causing Cuegan a little castle envy). And they entered it, passing through a hall into some sort of audience chambe...
by Rakhal
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

More blitzing. A bit slower, work has been busy, but I have now made it to 45% (NP 1098/2440) After the night Cuegan heads on up the mountain. And after scrambling over some suspiciously molpy-shaped rocks they make it to something that at first glance looks like an oil-derrick or something. Actuall...
by Rakhal
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Onwards the blitzing goes. Now at 40% (NP974/2434). Much excitement as an aggressive meowlpy attacks. Lucky rushes forwards, claws Megan's knee in passing and leaps on Cueball knocking him to the ground!. Megan finds a stick and thwaps the meowlpy hard! driving the beast off. Remember kids, Molpies ...
by Rakhal
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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While blitzing along I came across a wondrous portal in time which upon following it led me to a hatted avatar!. And most appropriate indeed. Onwards, ever onwards. now on NP873. Apparently I missed a couple of earlier attempts at contact, for which I must blame myself for a lack of sufficient dilig...
by Rakhal
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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The blitz continues, a bit slowly recently due to work and illness. However I have reached 35% (NP851 out of 2431) Cuegan continue up hill, getting steep now. Found a really cute hedgemolpy (or echinadamolpy), and Cueball actually picked it up and talked to it (painful maybe?). There was also that s...
by Rakhal
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Onward and onwards I go. Now at 30% (page 729/2427). BAOBABs have been found, and it seems that Cuegan has myopia or severe look-at-my-feet-while-walking syndrome. Or theres a haze that doesn't let them see far because those baobabs snuck up on them unawares. Molpies!. Molpies everywhere. From the o...
by Rakhal
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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On this day I reach the 25% mark in my quest. NP606 out of 2424. THe first bird has been seen (although it may be a flying raptor and quite likely related to T Rex). Some small plants have been seen as well, and the trek continues on and on over the rolling hils. Will Cuegan collapse of exhaustion a...
by Rakhal
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Onwards I trudge. Now at exactly 20% of the way through the OTT (page 484). Found the origin of m*stard, watched the taunting of the loopists, was almost crushed under the weight of a torrent of bag-puns and watched the long trek of Megan and Cueball over the desolate plains.. Still a veritable sea ...

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