1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 02, 2013 2:35 pm UTC

patzer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
Ardaglash wrote:Oy. Besides Waiting for the OTC, now I'm refreshing this page waiting for the 20000th post...

No more need to wait, then.

that was post 20000? :(
Nothing spectacular?

Well, I edited in a reminder that even though we no longer need to wait for post 20000, we still must
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Wait for it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby XonqNopp » Thu May 02, 2013 2:35 pm UTC

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Ardaglash wrote:Oy. Besides Waiting for the OTC, now I'm refreshing this page waiting for the 20000th post...

No more need to wait, then.

Well done! :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 02, 2013 2:36 pm UTC

Red Hal wrote:Not Implemented.

Two Centapages in a row with a HAL 9000 computer as Centapope! We truly are perfect and incapable of error!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ardaglash » Thu May 02, 2013 2:37 pm UTC

patzer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
Ardaglash wrote:Oy. Besides Waiting for the OTC, now I'm refreshing this page waiting for the 20000th post...

No more need to wait, then.

that was post 20000? :(
Nothing spectacular?

I thought it was suitably post-modern! :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Thu May 02, 2013 2:38 pm UTC

Just a moment...
Spoiler:
... in time
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu May 02, 2013 2:39 pm UTC

patzer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
Spoiler:
Ardaglash wrote:Oy. Besides Waiting for the OTC, now I'm refreshing this page waiting for the 20000th post...

No more need to wait, then.

that was post 20000? :(


It was, at least until any Mod retro-Noob postal insertion takes place. Then it might become post 20001, 20002, 20003, etc...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 02, 2013 2:40 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
patzer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
Spoiler:
Ardaglash wrote:Oy. Besides Waiting for the OTC, now I'm refreshing this page waiting for the 20000th post...

No more need to wait, then.

that was post 20000? :(


It was, at least until any Mod retro-Noob postal insertion takes place. Then it might become post 20001, 20002, 20003, etc...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu May 02, 2013 2:42 pm UTC

PhoenixRising wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:A gift from 20 NewPages ago (right after Pope Helper the First's return):
<imgsnip>

In Dracomax's absence, I will do this myself. *prepares chocolate and licorice* Prepare to face the Inquisition!

dreiarmumig wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:<the above>

Damn you! I had only just gotten rid of the flickering afterimage on my retinae. If this gets posted one more time I'm gonna sig it.

Oh? *prepares more chocolate*


Is that a threat? Good luck with that.
Also, if you ever do that again, I will use the HypnoGif as my avatar. And no amount of PMs will make me change it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Thu May 02, 2013 2:44 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
Red Hal wrote:Not Implemented.

Two Centapages in a row with a HAL 9000 computer as Centapope! We truly are perfect and incapable of error!
Quite so.

AluisioASG wrote:Also, if you ever do that again, I will use the HypnoGif as my avatar. And no amount of PMs to me will make me change it.
I hope you will forgive me, but I took the liberty of modifying your quote to make it more accurate.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu May 02, 2013 2:48 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
PhoenixRising wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:A gift from 20 NewPages ago (right after Pope Helper the First's return):
<imgsnip>

In Dracomax's absence, I will do this myself. *prepares chocolate and licorice* Prepare to face the Inquisition!

dreiarmumig wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:<the above>

Damn you! I had only just gotten rid of the flickering afterimage on my retinae. If this gets posted one more time I'm gonna sig it.

Oh? *prepares more chocolate*


Is that a threat? Good luck with that.
Also, if you ever do that again, I will use the HypnoGif as my avatar. And no amount of PMs will make me change it.


Ah, you forget that a PM is just a minor trebuchet warning shot across your bow,

Account lockout and banning can also be used to resolve attitude issues.

It is never wise to poke sticks at hungry raptors in their cages...

EDITED TO ADD: Please don't take this as a threat -- I personally have no issues with you or anyone on this forum. Just trying to offer some friendly advice that escalation of forum fighting is never a good thing and everywhere I've been, such things usually lead to Mod intervention...

PLUS:: we've gone 500 pages without a flame war, so there's no need for taunts and chest-thumping now. We're all happy family here! :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu May 02, 2013 2:51 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:
PhoenixRising wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:A gift from 20 NewPages ago (right after Pope Helper the First's return):
<imgsnip>

In Dracomax's absence, I will do this myself. *prepares chocolate and licorice* Prepare to face the Inquisition!

dreiarmumig wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:<the above>

Damn you! I had only just gotten rid of the flickering afterimage on my retinae. If this gets posted one more time I'm gonna sig it.

Oh? *prepares more chocolate*


Is that a threat? Good luck with that.
Also, if you ever do that again, I will use the HypnoGif as my avatar. And no amount of PMs will make me change it.


Ah, you forget that a PM is just a minor trebuchet warning shot across your bow,

Account lockout and banning can also be used to resolve attitude issues.

It is never wise to poke sticks at hungry raptors in their cages...

I was referring to PMs from normal users.
Also, don't you folks have common sense? Because I (sort of) do.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby VoronX » Thu May 02, 2013 2:52 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 02, 2013 2:54 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:
PhoenixRising wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:A gift from 20 NewPages ago (right after Pope Helper the First's return):
<imgsnip>

In Dracomax's absence, I will do this myself. *prepares chocolate and licorice* Prepare to face the Inquisition!

dreiarmumig wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:<the above>

Damn you! I had only just gotten rid of the flickering afterimage on my retinae. If this gets posted one more time I'm gonna sig it.

Oh? *prepares more chocolate*


Is that a threat? Good luck with that.
Also, if you ever do that again, I will use the HypnoGif as my avatar. And no amount of PMs will make me change it.


Ah, you forget that a PM is just a minor trebuchet warning shot across your bow,

Account lockout and banning can also be used to resolve attitude issues.

It is never wise to poke sticks at hungry raptors in their cages...

Especially if said sticks are actually strobe-effect animations that cause a slight amount of pain to such raptors. (only one out of ten, but still)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Thu May 02, 2013 2:55 pm UTC

CatHectic wrote:
Exodies wrote:
lgw wrote:Since I'm not going to try to read the whole thread, perhaps the regulars can help me. Was there a consensus on the line "The river hasn't even reached the sea yet"? The rest of the speech made some sort of sense, but that's just odd. I'm sure this has been discussed to death (and perhaps even a papal scism leading to a crusade, given what I've seen of this thread) - any insights?

I always felt that the text had been ignored. It was turned into a chant, but I haven't seen any serious (snigger) attempt to close read it. It's as if we the people believed the words just dropped out of a cracker.


Blind-posting while blitzing, cos I've been pondering this for a bit.

What if they're not just exploring? What if finding more fresh water is a matter of survival? They found one source, that they expected to continue until it reached the sea, but it's drying up instead; it's even retreating. They both confirm that the sea water isn't drinkable. And yet the sea is rising: it rains on the sea, but that doesn't do them any good; so they have to follow the shore in the hope that they'll find those other rivers.

I dunno, but I don't think it fits any worse than any of our other semenatedbabycoffee theories....

(and I'll throw in the instrumental Lake Shore Driving by (post-teenybop) Duran Duran, cos I can.)

edited to fix link

This obsessive drinking is a new habit. The entire castle was built without a drop, apart from an accidental gulp and an exploratory sip. But if they are running out of water, like The Man Who Fell To Earth, then Cueball's comments after sipping the sea make more sense.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Thu May 02, 2013 2:56 pm UTC

Jonas79 wrote:So, the drinking bag is gone now. I wonder why the river1 is so dangerous? Didn't seem to be an issue to swim in the sea2. It looks like a very slow moving river3 and there shouldn't be an issue to swim in it.

1small
2BIG
3It really is very small

You are familiar with Cueball's propensity for misadventure, no?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby CatHectic » Thu May 02, 2013 2:56 pm UTC

Woohoo! 500 pages..... who knew, back at the dawn of Time, how far this would take us? What a long strange trip it's been....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GerardE » Thu May 02, 2013 2:56 pm UTC

Everyone agrees that the bottle disappeared away from us? Meaning we were viewing from land to sea during the hike?
All under the assumption that the river currently flows towards the sea. :arrow:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Thu May 02, 2013 2:57 pm UTC

Boomerangundildo is gone. I hope it's drifting out to sea.1
It always loved to swim away.2
Maybe it'll find an island with a shady tree.
Just like the one in our backyard.

Prediction: Cueball keeps on slippin' slippin' slippin' into the river.3

1Which is big.
2Rather un-boomerang-like, come to think of it.
3Which is small, but too dangerous.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Thu May 02, 2013 2:59 pm UTC

Bytes wrote:I was not aware of any OTC drinking games! These sound awesome ^.^ If probably a little slow if you're waiting for actions on each newpic...

Not slow at all. The ingenious designers have used every tiny damn thing as a trigger.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Thu May 02, 2013 3:02 pm UTC

Bytes wrote:So, is a self appointed avatar hat heretic, or merely kind to Buffygirl's to do list?

Traditionally, you can have a non Buffy hat, but you must never refer to it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby foilman » Thu May 02, 2013 3:04 pm UTC

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... about what?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Bytes » Thu May 02, 2013 3:04 pm UTC

Oh, I wonder what it's about, the ninjaraptorfish?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Thu May 02, 2013 3:06 pm UTC

Bytes wrote:Oh, I wonder what it's about, the ninjaraptorfish?

He was right about "Something is adding water to the sea"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Reka » Thu May 02, 2013 3:07 pm UTC

What is it with Megan and the non sequiturs?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Thu May 02, 2013 3:07 pm UTC

jovialbard, I am impressed by the speed of that correction.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu May 02, 2013 3:08 pm UTC

CatHectic wrote:Woohoo! 500 pages..... who knew, back at the dawn of Time, how far this would take us? What a long strange trip it's been....

Wait for it until we reach NewPage 1190...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Thu May 02, 2013 3:09 pm UTC

Someone had a good suggestion several pages ago, of having a blog or something similar to record the goings-on in the forum each day. (a similar concept using the wiki would also work)
As it got buried, I thought I'd bring it up in the wiki forum where there's less distraction.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dreiarmumig » Thu May 02, 2013 3:10 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:<snip>
Oh, and dreiarmumig, unless you were there you couldn't have known what we were talking about. I mean his new sig was up for less than 5 minutes....


I wasn't there at the time, read it while catching up and suspected that it might have been about *that* image, but chose not to be sure and not to ask.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby treadman » Thu May 02, 2013 3:11 pm UTC

Reka wrote:What is it with Megan and the non sequiturs?


Yes.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu May 02, 2013 3:13 pm UTC

Jonas79 wrote:So, the drinking bag is gone now. I wonder why the river1 is so dangerous? Didn't seem to be an issue to swim in the sea2. It looks like a very slow moving river3 and there shouldn't be an issue to swim in it.

My guess is that the river flows fairly fast in the middle, but near the side, the water is pretty much standing still. That explains not only why the bottle slowly drifts away and is then suddenly gone, but also why Cueball is afraid to swim in the river.

Edit: or alternatively, the bottle was slowly filling up until the point that it couldn't float anymore and sank.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu May 02, 2013 3:14 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Okay, forget it. After the "weeee kend" that kept me away from the OTF, I have been in a mad scramble to catch up--and keep falling further behind.
<snip>


From the One True Font? :mrgreen:

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And yet... I sometimes wonder if there aren't some ex-TimeWaiters who think like this:

Spoiler:
Just a Forum Where I Used to Post
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Now and then I think of when Time was forever
Back when I said the Wait for It would never die
Told myself that I would always be
There in the forum with my company
But that was then; now It's a thing I just remember

You can get addicted to a certain kind of madness
Like dedication to a trend -- but then it ends
So I have found something different since,
and forgotten all those forum friends
But I'll admit I sometimes wonder why it's over

But I decided I had to cut it off
Make out like it never happened and that it was nothing
Now I don't even need it much
Yes, I've become a stranger -- never try to keep in touch
No real reason why I had to go
leave my friends to Wait For It without me and change my number
I guess that's just the way it goes...
Now it's just a forum where I used to post.

Now it's just a forum where I used to post,
Now it's just a forum where I used to post.

A forum
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A forum
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu May 02, 2013 3:15 pm UTC

treadman wrote:
Reka wrote:What is it with Megan and the non sequiturs?


Yes.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Thu May 02, 2013 3:16 pm UTC

patzer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
Ardaglash wrote:Oy. Besides Waiting for the OTC, now I'm refreshing this page waiting for the 20000th post...

No more need to wait, then.

that was post 20000? :(
Nothing spectacular?

At least it wasn't:

This post intentionally left blank.


HAL9000 wrote:
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patzer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
Spoiler:
Ardaglash wrote:Oy. Besides Waiting for the OTC, now I'm refreshing this page waiting for the 20000th post...

No more need to wait, then.

that was post 20000? :(

It was, at least until any Mod retro-Noob postal insertion takes place. Then it might become post 20001, 20002, 20003, etc...

20001: A Space Odyssey?

Win.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu May 02, 2013 3:16 pm UTC

Bytes wrote:So, is a self appointed avatar hat heretic, or merely kind to Buffygirl's to do list?

Yes¹.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 02, 2013 3:19 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
treadman wrote:
Reka wrote:What is it with Megan and the non sequiturs?


Yes.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu May 02, 2013 3:19 pm UTC

foilman wrote:
Spoiler:
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... about what?

M: Do you think there are other rivers?
C: Something is adding water to the sea.

Edit: Ninja'd¹ by jovialbird.

¹: Well, you don't have to be a ninja for that ... I guess I shouldn't post before I've read it all.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Thu May 02, 2013 3:22 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Thu May 02, 2013 3:24 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:This obsessive drinking is a new habit. The entire castle was built without a drop, apart from an accidental gulp and an exploratory sip. But if they are running out of water, like The Man Who Fell To Earth, then Cueball's comments after sipping the sea make more sense.

They have been quite preoccupied with water the whole time. Thinking rain on the sea is a waste, tasting the sea, wondering about the state of the river(s), and finally making it explicit by worrying they'll have to use the steam bottle (the fact that they even have a steam bottleu, assuming without evidence that that is a thing which turns pee into water, or maybe a desalinator, shows that water scarcity is a fact of life for them.) We didn't think about it much at the beginning, because we were wondering what else the liquid could be, and also we're so used to having a ready supply of clean water that we don't think of people happily making sandcoffeesnowcastles on the beach as being thirsty. But it seems the nearby IKEA does not sell lingonberry juice.

I wonder when they're going to want to eat something.

As for the river being dangerous, perhaps it's much deeper (albeit smaller) than the sea.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Davidy » Thu May 02, 2013 3:24 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:
CatHectic wrote:
Exodies wrote:
lgw wrote:Since I'm not going to try to read the whole thread, perhaps the regulars can help me. Was there a consensus on the line "The river hasn't even reached the sea yet"? The rest of the speech made some sort of sense, but that's just odd. I'm sure this has been discussed to death (and perhaps even a papal scism leading to a crusade, given what I've seen of this thread) - any insights?

I always felt that the text had been ignored. It was turned into a chant, but I haven't seen any serious (snigger) attempt to close read it. It's as if we the people believed the words just dropped out of a cracker.


Blind-posting while blitzing, cos I've been pondering this for a bit.

What if they're not just exploring? What if finding more fresh water is a matter of survival? They found one source, that they expected to continue until it reached the sea, but it's drying up instead; it's even retreating. They both confirm that the sea water isn't drinkable. And yet the sea is rising: it rains on the sea, but that doesn't do them any good; so they have to follow the shore in the hope that they'll find those other rivers.

I dunno, but I don't think it fits any worse than any of our other semenatedbabycoffee theories....

(and I'll throw in the instrumental Lake Shore Driving by (post-teenybop) Duran Duran, cos I can.)

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This obsessive drinking is a new habit. The entire castle was built without a drop, apart from an accidental gulp and an exploratory sip. But if they are running out of water, like The Man Who Fell To Earth, then Cueball's comments after sipping the sea make more sense.

Rivers are fresh water. They can drink from it. However, given the failed experiment of drinking sea water they may be reluctant to try.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Selcouth » Thu May 02, 2013 3:28 pm UTC

Davidy wrote:
Exodies wrote:
CatHectic wrote:
Exodies wrote:
lgw wrote:Since I'm not going to try to read the whole thread, perhaps the regulars can help me. Was there a consensus on the line "The river hasn't even reached the sea yet"? The rest of the speech made some sort of sense, but that's just odd. I'm sure this has been discussed to death (and perhaps even a papal scism leading to a crusade, given what I've seen of this thread) - any insights?

I always felt that the text had been ignored. It was turned into a chant, but I haven't seen any serious (snigger) attempt to close read it. It's as if we the people believed the words just dropped out of a cracker.


Blind-posting while blitzing, cos I've been pondering this for a bit.

What if they're not just exploring? What if finding more fresh water is a matter of survival? They found one source, that they expected to continue until it reached the sea, but it's drying up instead; it's even retreating. They both confirm that the sea water isn't drinkable. And yet the sea is rising: it rains on the sea, but that doesn't do them any good; so they have to follow the shore in the hope that they'll find those other rivers.

I dunno, but I don't think it fits any worse than any of our other semenatedbabycoffee theories....

(and I'll throw in the instrumental Lake Shore Driving by (post-teenybop) Duran Duran, cos I can.)

edited to fix link

This obsessive drinking is a new habit. The entire castle was built without a drop, apart from an accidental gulp and an exploratory sip. But if they are running out of water, like The Man Who Fell To Earth, then Cueball's comments after sipping the sea make more sense.

Rivers are fresh water. They can drink from it. However, given the failed experiment of drinking sea water they may be reluctant to try.


I think we ought to assume they are of normal intelligence. That is, they are quite aware that rivers are freshwater and therefore safer (or at least more palatable) than the sea.

Then again, rivers are usually silty, and this one may or may not be filled with strange guardian creatures, so....
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