mscha wrote:Latent22 wrote:Been thinking about the flow of time in the OTC. The obvious answer is that it is arbitrary and at the whim of GLR. But is it possible that it is actually based on the perception of the main two characters Megan and Cueball. As an example when they both sleep so does the OTC and we miss most of the night times. When one of them is forced to stay awake at night we get the slow drag of a nights worth of time with no way to speed it up. We also get the adrenalin boosted frames where Trebuchet bullets fly slowly though the air or the keyboard attack with sub second time between frames. Then their is dialog frames where they the speed is dictated by the natural flow and responses of conversation. There is the leaving of the sandcastle where without Megan and Cueball to perceive it and only their fading memory to keep it alive it fades slowly.
So Maybe in some way the OTC is meant to be a way of showing the weird and interesting way we as humans perceive time. Fast at time and slow at times and with missing gaps for sleeping etc.
That's a good analysis.
There's one more thing, though: time within Time isn't always consistent. The first time we had a (fairly) good way to measure Inside time, was when the stars were out. They're were moving with a fairly constant speed, and the stargazers among us have calculated that a starry newpix's duration is about 6½ minutes.
However, from frame 2454 to 2456, a brief conversation took place that can't have taken more than 30 seconds. But according to the stars, about 13 minutes passed.
Yeah I agree the flow of time is not always consistent. But then neither is our perception of time either. Cueball and Meagan at that time are seeing a constantly slowly moving sky above them and they see it as slow and constant and they perceive the conversation as two events in time. When we overlap these two events it doesn't make sense in a logical time sense but maybe it's just how they see things and not how they actually are.
And I know its probably heretical to think of the OTC as anything but a real place but maybe we need to stop analyzing it as one sometimes. Though to be honest that is half the fun on here anyway.
Edit: Sorry got distracted by too many phone calls here and Tried to post what I had done and remove the extra bit but failed.