Reached next crossprogress:
BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 203 out of 286 pages.
Also, thanks for the gift! I'll see it one day, right now I'm afraid it may not be spoiler-free, but, I'll wait for it!
jupo wrote:Ohmygerd. I did it - I finally reached the end. Well, not the End end, like the End of Time, but the Now-End, like I finally caught up to the current end of the thread after more than a week of trying. What a rush - now I can watch Time in realtime! And the thread too!
Wait, why is that so exciting? What have you people done to me???
Wow! I don't remember seeing you BlitzGirling*, but congrats! From my frame of reference you just caught up!
RobIrr wrote:It crossed my mind that signatures could be considered a form of time travel; at least in the view of those such as Blitzgirl and Vytron (who already touched upon this) and those others still on the quest to catch up on the thread. They get fascinating glimpses of the future as-it-is-to-them when they read our old posts but see the new sigs...
We could even send them messages... crumbs...
"Beware The Poles" !
Ahh, so this is the post that started it all. And I'm mentioned in it! That's kind of... neat! It's like, someone from the future gives you a plan of a time machine and you discover your name appears in it, because, you will-had
done something in the future-past related to it.
macraw83 wrote:Hmm... What if we added one of their time capsule messages to our sigs? Would that technically be them looking into their own future, or their past?
My brain may be tricking me into thinking that I'm writing this now
, but clearly, I'm in April 10. This post has a time stamp of May 2. The future, unambiguously.
Thinking I'm posting this in my present is an Outsider Illusion, the truth is, this message doesn't exist until I catch up to it (that's why catching it is important). Though, from your frame of reference, I'm posting it now (but it'll be forever in the past after you read it - so much, that when I actually read it, it'll be my past too, because I'll read it at a much later time.)
macraw83 wrote:And on that note, what if we quoted them on something they might eventually say? They might have to say it eventually just to fulfill the prophecy (assuming that's what it even is).
That would be risky. What if you quote me posting something I never say? That could get paradoxical quickly.
Exodies wrote:Ha hahaha
Could you go easy on the facts - every fact you record in the forum has to be checked by BlitzGirl, the Official Reader. Every youtube link watched, every gif studied, every arcane linguistic obsessive page ingested, every analogous TV series couch-potatoed through, all maths formulas tested on Mathematica, syntax diagrams of ancient programming languages analysed, ...
She is reading it properly isn't she?
Phew! I'm glad she will-had done all that! I don't have time to listen/watch all those Youtube Videos and very interesting looking pages (no matter how cool those TVTropes's titles sound), my Bookmarks are growing fast, but, before Time I already had 8000 links to read at a later date, so this is not that abnormal. I'll just keep adding links, like this one:
Exodies wrote: KarMann wrote:
Oh, since people have apparently been forgetting, here's your thrice-weekly reminder that the usual comic is up.http://xkcd.com/1197/
Oh, that's an interesting looking web site. Thanks for the tip Karmann, I'll add it to my bookmarks for later
Now that I think of it, perhaps it's Outsider-thinking to acknowledge the existence of comics past 1190. They don't exist, and never will, unless 1190 ends. In such case comics beyond 1190 would be read every newpix until catching up to Outsider-thinking (what they
'd call "the most recent xkcd comic released").
Otherwise, this would be considered Randal's Magnum Opus, his greatest comic, and the last one. One that lasted forever.
- Past Events -
Just witnessed the Cardinalship of descor. Oh, so that's how it happened! I also got to see the hats on the people's avatars (they've always been there, I just noticed) that seem related to Religious Positions as depicted on people's signatures.
I'm also worried about Helper, our Pope. Did xey** really go MIA? Will-had xey** appear in one of the pages I have yet to read/have read***. Will-had we an Interim pope in the meantime? Etc.
- /Past Events -
We've discussed the 'river' being on land and in the sea, but we missed another possibility see rivers in the sky
"Extreme floods around the world could have a common cause – mysterious great rivers of water that gush through the atmosphere"
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Registration is free and painless and prolly of interest to most TimeWaiters and deviants thereof.
Wait for it, signing up to read newscientist is free?! There have been several articles I wanted to read from them, and for some reason I had the idea that registering wasn't free. Oh well, there's no time to read them anymore, anyway...
Do we have a standard for that? Do we have competing standards yet?
I propose the following definitions:
Time Traveler: That which reads messages sent through time (from the future to the past) via signatures of people in the present, or by other means (like edited posts with such messages.) Arguably, the Time Travelers are static and the messages are the ones traveling towards them.1
Treking: The action of reading all missed pages of the One True Thread, being lost in the past, trying to catch up with the present. Requires reading more than is missed, so that there's an eventual catch-up (not the be confused with trekking).
*Blitzgirling: Posting reports of treking1
, so that the experience is shared with people interested in the trek. Probably requires posting progress so it is known how much one is behind. If your first post in the thread is "hey guys, I've read all the pages!", you're probably doing it wrong.
Finally, I've been reading a lot about gender-neutral pronouns, and I'm sick of it, so I'll put an end to it: I'll be using from now on they/their/them, but since they sound so plural, their singular version changes the th to a x. **xey/xeir/xem look like perfect gender neutral to me. Don't have to deal with "why zir and not zes?" stuff. Who knows, maybe it'll catch on.
Sadly, there doesn't seem a perfect replacement to "you guys", ya'll will still have to do for this.
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