yappobiscuits wrote:I'm still not sure I buy this whole far-far-in-the-future thing... they have language and concepts too similar to the modern day, like sandcastles and words like "neat"... I've always been open to the idea that it could be post-apocalyptic, but not THAT far in the future. That far in the future I would've expected entirely new civilisations to develop, ones entirely alien to our own. It just doesn't add up for me like so many other things about the OTC, which I guess is what keeps it so interesting and keeps us waiting for it...
I jokingly suggested that the "cryogenic apocalypse" depicted in Othercomic 989
had occurred, but actually that's a pretty viable possibility. What if the people they're living with are all from a group that was kept asleep for far too long, awoken by some automatic process at the heart of their facility? They come out to a much changed earth with civilization seemingly gone, and scrounge what they can to make a living. In this scenario, a peaceful walk with some sandcastles would be a nice respite where they could maybe forget everything which had happened.
higgs-boson wrote:This, by the way, should be one of the rare occasions where we have a certain scientifc clue about the in-comic flow of time.
If edo is right and there are currently 6.36 minutes between frames, and if that has been consistent across all of Time, then 10 days 15 hours and 20 minutes (approximately) have passed since the beginning of Time.
However, the latter is almost certainly not the case. There is clearly inside-time compression going on.
Perhaps there is - but maybe it's safe to take about 5 minutes as the average? What if we assume the sandcastle episode was about 2 or 3 days (taking periods of absence as catnaps or something like that), their walk along the sea (as mentioned) as 4 days, and then another 2 or 3 days since then? That would add up to 8 to 10 days. The passage of time certainly is confusing given this is the first actual night we've witnessed, and as mscha pointed out it would simply be nonsensical for the rest of the comic to have only taken a day.
Pikrass wrote:This reminds me of something I sometimes wonder: do we all perceive the colors the same way? Maybe my green is not someone else's green, and his brain create another mental image for that color?
Yeah! My sister and I speculated in that many many years ago, when we couldn't agree on "warm" and "cold" colours. Impossible to tell really. I would say probably. Removed nested spoilers...
The fact of the matter is, as long as the outcome is the same (red is still red and blue is still blue), it really doesn't affect anything to try and determine "how" someone perceives something versus how someone else perceives it. The important differences arise when two things are perceived the same by one person and different by someone else - in the case of color, we call this colorblindness or tetrachromacy.
On a somewhat related note, this argument is the primary reason why maybe we shouldn't care about the existence of a multiverse - if we can't ever observe or otherwise access other universes, what does it matter if it's even there?
Well, I'm rather coma deprived now and can hardly keep my eyes open, so coma ottermolpy time... I look forward to all your further astronomical analyses! But for now, molpy down. Pip pip!
This image reminds me, I saw some sea lions this morning! None up close, unfortunately, but a couple bobbed their heads out of the water about 15q offshore and reminded me of your molpy down images
I agree, it doesn't make any sense to me to sort values by anything other than least -> most significant, or preferably most -> least significant.
To me, writing a date as mm/dd/yyyy is as silliy as writing the number one-hundred and twenty as 201.
The date order is just like the Lego(s) thing. It doesn't matter what is right/wrong or correct. What you were raised with just sounds good in your head and there isn't anything that logic can do to change that.
Actually, while I was raised on MM/DD/YYYY, I've recently adopted YYYY/MM/DD pretty effortlessly, and I don't think anyone has had any problems understanding what I mean since it isn't much of a stretch from either of the other standards.
Montov wrote: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.
...And we have a winner! Maybe. Could be more or less than half, at the time of writing (current newpage: 980) I have no idea.
I see lots of stars
Actually, yeah - this might be the answer to a lot of people's questions. There are
a lot of stars there - you can see it in the mid-blue strata in this picture. But they're really hard to make out in the black-and white version.
Yay, Time fanart:Redundant spoiler:
I mentioned this in one of my somewhat-blind posts, but I cannot emphasize enough how awesome this, molpy fan art, and the cueball/kitten attack fanarts are! Blitzgirl, you're my hero.
Hey! I don't think this kind of manip has been done before, so here it is !
(each pixel has the max.luminosity over frames 2395-2418)
mscha, I don't know how you do all your manips and still keep so much on track with the thread...doing this is so time consuming.
Made this a little more traditional looking by applying a motion blur:
Mostly for visual effect since, as is pointed out a few posts down from this, the sky is a sphere and this is a linear motion blur!
k.bookbinder wrote:Good mornix all. Molpy up!
What has Cueball just gathered? Stones? I see that, with no moon as reference, it seems nearly impossible to come to some consensus as to where and when they might be located, though, all analysis seems to get everyone in the same general latitudinal range.
Again though, I must ask, because I am still not quite satisfied, regarding our direction as observers: Is everyone assuming that, as we are observing Time, we are facing West and are parallel with latitudinal lines? Because we are not a part of Time, but apart from it, if we were faced Northwest or West by Northwest, would that not change the relative celestial positions, and therefore, change the outcome of the analysis?
We are assuming that we're facing generally
west, because that's where the sun set.
We are not assuming that we're facing exactly
west. In fact, the current apparent consensus (or at least, majority position) is that we are facing a little bit north of west, and that west is approximately toward the trunk of the prominent tree. Why we think that is a little hard to explain, but here goes.
Seaish explantion follows.
*puts down chalk* Any questions?
Before I read this post I thought the stars just sort of...scrolled across the sky
Thanks for enlightening a young dragon in the ways of the sky! (Surely stellar navigation is useful while flying)
charlie_grumbles wrote: Eutychus wrote:
TheMinim wrote:Back on page 199 there is talk of the text directly beneath the name. It is fairly interesting talk.
So does anyone have a quick and simple way of reaching page 199?
Just popped in for a second to help a tribe member.
At the top of any page, look for text like this:
Post a reply First unread post • 38759 posts • Page 969 of 969
Click on the last bit: Page xxx of yyy. You will get a form to fill in with a page number.
It will take you directly there.
Hi to all.
Back to the desert.
Wow. I didn't know this, and I've run a forum for a couple years now! Not to mention fiddled with phpBB's source code a number of times. Guess I never really touched the forum's pagination
SBN wrote: ChronosDragon wrote:
OMR, the things I miss while on vacation! A quick-as-you-like meteor sequence which defied all known laws of newpix delivery, a return of the revered KarMann, and a wonderful hat from Vytron! Not to mention numerous wonderful filks! (Filkery? Filkings? Ottodies?)
Meanwhile, even while not
on the thread my thoughts keep turning to it. I built a sandcastle on the beach today - and I can only conclude that Cuegan are wizards. Building such straight walls and large structures? There must be some magic involved. I could barely manage their first castle, stretched my limits to expand it with its second tower and connecting wall, and utterly failed to go beyond that in terms of replication. I have a newfound respect for their skills, in any case.
Maybe tonight I'll go out on the deck of my hotel room and look at the stars (assuming there are no clouds, which is an unlikely proposition on the shores of a Washington beach). The OTT has reminded me how I used to love astronomy, which I haven't thought much about since I was 8 or 9.
Happy Waiting, maybe I'll do a proper ketchup when I get back. Until then, ChronosDragon out
Your mistake was in using sand.
Case wrote:Well, since we're currently underneath the stars, watching shadows melt, which is my favourite place and time to be, and I've also noticed a fellow countryman here in the OTT, I guess I'll de-lurk myself. Too bad I don't have any unnoticed meteor pictures like the newposters before me to make this post worth it.
Anyway, even though I've only registered recently and pretty much out of convenience to keep better track of my ketchups, I was there at the dawn of the third newpix of Cuegankind. I witnessed the first semencaffeinecancerbabies crawl from the sea (which is big). I've seen the creation of Book of Aubron. I waited half an hour for one darkening pixel (and then did it again - Gee Willikers). I watched in astonisment the destruction of the castles before The Fading came upon it all. I've walked on the banks of the pretty neat river which doesn't look broken but is bigger than it looked (although not as big as the sea). I've seen molpies and facebugs play in the shade of the trees that know what they're doing and snakes and raptorcats attack the Cuegankind.
So, yeah. Hi. I'll be in the stern, waiting for...in the stern.
Well, you're probably right - but I didn't have any semencancercoffee on hand, so I had to make do with the second-best. Guess that's why
More fanart - turned out a bit darker than anticipated, hope y'all can see it...Redundant spoiler:
Oh, and hi blitzing-the-past Minim!(I know this is present BlitzGirl and not past BlitzGirl, but I had to say hi back!)
I know I already commented on this with your last fanart, but the quote-script makes it so easy to comment on every single thing ever! I love this, it's so 4
NoMouse wrote:Also, has anyone noticed, that np2449 (according to mscha's count) is missing a star?
Good catch! A flying bird?
Someone (someone...) should take a census of all the missing stars (mostly taking note of locations on screen) to check if there's any discernible pattern. Although, perhaps once it begins lightening we'll know for sure.
They're going out
Davidy wrote:According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 1600 magnitude 5 stars visible (and 4800 magnitude 6). Given that there is almost no light pollution and the Milky Way was brightly visible (usually becoming visible when magnitude 5 stars are visible), I would guess (even given that we are viewing only a small percentage, maybe 1/40, of the celestial globe) we should be seeing a lot more stars that we are. I know that when I have viewed the sky at one of the few truly dark spots in the US (and there are damned few of them), I was able to see an almost total blanket of stars.
! Oh my Randall, the stars are going out!
Depends on the bat - I can definitely hear some types of batchirp.
NoMouse wrote:I'm pretty sure this is mustard. It looks really weird.
Yeah. Here's what it looks like on my browser:
Gah - ninja'd by mscha!
It's a lot more subtle on firefox, where the sky is pretty much uniformly almost
-black. On chrome, which seems to do some gamma correction, it's more obvious.