1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:48 am UTC

Keep all of the neat OTTifications coming, guys, they're awesome. :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:50 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:So maybe I'm just one of the people not bothered by spoilers.

I guess the point of this all is just can everybody please chill out and relax, this is a comparably small thing to be upset about.

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So maybe I'm just one of the people bothered by spoilers.

I guess the point of all this is just can everybody please freak out and get angry, this is a comparatively small thing to be complacent about.

FTFY.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:51 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:57 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:The first five frames of the new pattern match the same times in the original epilogue sequence ─ BAEDC. Watch for the next ones to be BAECD (or not).

Kudos for making a correct prediction! The epilogue sequence does indeed seem to be following the first pattern's order again.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:30 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:34 am UTC

If GLR would have painted the OTC by hand, the mouseover text of today's new What-If (Updating a printed wikipedia) last image would give a good impression on how he might have got his weird ideas.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:58 am UTC

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Two awefulsome (and plenty clever) OTTherComics from yappobiscuits.
A ⁴ OTCerOTTherOtherComic (I think I got that right) from azule!
An awesomeful molpification from HES (with BlitzGirl's artwork)!
Aww... An oh so sad OTTherComic from BlitzGirl.
Indeed a seeish OTTherComic, ED! (And another one!)
And a ImageImageImageImageImageish one from waveney! (And another one!)

Yay! Looks like Lucky and Snapy are about to be saved by the shack!

As first noted by wizpretz, the epilogue sequence has changed again, and jjjdavidson noticed that it's a repeat of the first cycle, with the same frame appearing at the same hour. (This suggests it's not so much a 24-oldpix cycle but more of a function from ‘hour’ to ‘frame’, that gets changed once in a while.)
What it all means? Or even if it means something? No idea.
Anyway, we now have 4 cycles, and appear to be in the 5th, which is a repeat of the 1st.
Every cycle ends with the last frame at 23:00 UTC. The next cycle starts either immediately after at 0:00 UTC (3rd and 5th) or an hour later at 1:00 UTC (2nd and 4th), with a non-cyclic frame at 0:00. (Of course, it could be that the 3rd and 5th also start at 1:00 UTC, and that the non-cyclic frame just happens to match the one it would be in the cycle.)
(The first cycle, of course, starts later. According to my list, it starts at the second oldpix (i.e. frame after the initial ABCDE) at 3:00 UTC, but in fact, it was 10 minutes or so later that frame C was replaced by D.)
The number of iterations of each of the cycles so far, rounded: 3, 2, 9, 10.
This stuff is harder than intheshax' puzzle...

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ETA2: correct the UTC times of the epilogue sequence, they were one off, and also add a comment about the start of the first cycle.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:19 am UTC

Oh good, more Lucky ONGs. Hello all. Looks like I shall have to do a bit is ketchuping to see what I've missed. Though, truth be told, I'll probably just skimblitz looking for all the OTTifications I missed :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:32 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby karhell » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:41 am UTC

Karhell's wanderings through the OTT (no longer letters for a reason that shall soon become clear)
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Following the encounter with the pricklymolp, Cuegan reach an abandoned shed on what seems to be the top of the mountain (but I could be wrong).
The OTT carries on analysing, joking, singing, poetrying, cakeing, mathing (loads of mathing) despite some _very_ difficult to read posts (disemvoweling is a cruel maneuver). Overall the mood is still light and makes for a pleasant read.

I also realise I forgot to congratulate CasCat for setting a precedent to speedblitzing. BlitzGirl the Fast the First*, I am terribly sorry, and really hope no feelings were hurt.

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I have been following the OTC for quite a while, always in the shadows, always silent.
Round the end of the Madness, I finally decided enough was enough; too many in jokes I didn't get, too many questions unanswered, I had to read it ALL.

And so, ever since, I have been plodding along, caught Somewhere In Time (seriously, I can't believe this one was never referenced).
I paddled through the Sea of Madness, patiently reading in silence, intent on not registering before I reached the Present.

Yet today, passing NP 498*, I encountered this sentence that made me reconsider.
Vytron wrote:If your first post in the thread is "hey guys, I've read all the pages!", you're probably doing it wrong.


For the first time, I began to feel the Loneliness of the Long Distance Reader; the subscribe button taunted me all day, and finally here I am, joining the fray.

I shall now don my greaves of striding, and wait faster than ever, hoping to meet y'all in the Present, sometime.

*yes, I know, not very fast a blitz, but I'm wandering on at my own pace, enjoying the trip**.
**or trek, it seems, should I follow Vytron's nomenclature...

At long last, I reach my firstpost ! 17 more to go (this one included)


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I know I haven't written in a while and for that I apologize; just busy I guess. I hope you and the kids are well. I did want to tell you about the new church I've joined and invite you to visit us.

See, for many years I would pass by the Cathedral three times a week and just stick my head in to see what might be going on. Lessons and revelations are presented regularly in the Cathedral of the One True Comic, but the teaching, discussion and philosophizing is conducted immediately adjacent in the Tabernacle. I would cast an eye in there occasionally as well.

But one day, back in March, there came a revelation of Time -- with the dictum "Wait for it" -- that started so much discussion that I just had to hang around for the rest of it. I took a seat in the very last pew of the Tabernacle and have attended almost all of the teachings and discussions. I was firmly (if invisibly) ensconced in the Tabernacle of Time or the One True Thread. (Y'otter totter in with us.)

Others were equally taken and a congregation grew quickly; the group is pretty neat! It's a varied lot, and judging from the name tags I see, quite international and very urbane as well. Although there are some senior members, it seems the average age is young-ish. (Heavens, I think I own some cars older than many regulars.) For many reasons, some of the regulars have fallen away so I thought perhaps I should get up, get a name tag and join the congregation. I’ve noticed some other Cats here too, so maybe I’ll move up to another pew.

You see, each hour another revelation is presented in the Cathedral. A parishioner picks up a copy of the new picture and posts it in the Tabernacle. At the sounding of the sacred ONG, as many as will then assemble in the ToT for speculation, discussion, and no little bit of tomfoolery. The series of pictures from the beginning comprise a story line of the two little characters on a journey. What we have seen so far is not so revealing that we can guess at the ending, and that is a large part of the happenings in the ToT. So, as admonished, we Wait for It.

The congregation is SO varied that no firm doctrine (other than the initial commandment) has evolved. Most of the lessons come from discussions and reference to other writings. Should you miss an ONG, it’s hoped that you’ll perform the revered Ketchup by reading what you missed. If you've missed a lot, you may want to read all of the teachings in order. That's known as a Blitz and a long one may get you a hat awarded for merit. You wear it on your name tag. Hats are usually awarded for exemplary service to the faith, but also occasionally simply on request. The original Hatter has gone out of business but others have risen to the need.

But what an easy going group; I mean they have sects and random texticles and everything! (Oooh, ahhh!) :shock: Many of the sects formed early when the early lectors were predicting how the story would unfold. Some think the tale will loop back to the opening frame; they are the Loopists. Others think it will go on forever (the Eternalists). Some say it will be a metaphor for something in Lord Randall’s life, and this I firmly believe. Therefore, I am a metaphorist.

Which is handy because our little friends in the story recently met a forest, which, symbolically as a refererence might have been a metaforest. Regardless, I cling to the words of a Lector in the Early Church (Angelastic) who said,
“… I don't think Randall is making us wait and refresh just to say at the end 'HA! Something terrible happened! to me or my wife!' Sure, if enough time passes, people/universes will disappear, and maybe that will happen here, but time will pass first and it will be lovely, poignant, funny, surprising, tedious etc. rather than morbid.”
Other lectors and readers have said much the same.

And Sis, you’d love the Music and Arts committee in the Church of the OTC. There’s people who write new hymns using old tunes to fit the recent teachings; most results are pretty remarkable and some are stunning! Others write adjunct stories or futurist novels, and one has even written a play with cues and everything. (I’m not sure even the best stage manager could call the show off his cue list but that’s an easy fix.)

What’s more, the Literary sub-committee writes poetry and encourages a particular form know as double-dactyls. Most of the submissions are pretty good although some fall to Earth of their own weight. These of course become terradactyls and are not heard from again, a pterrible fate for such strong efforts.

Join us at the church, Sis. When you get there, the password is “caffeinatedbaby…”, er, “raptorsemencancer…,” no, um it’s “molpy-beesnakeflutter…”. Oh, hell! – Just mention bacon and I’m sure they’ll let you in.

All my love,
Cam

Blimey ! What a first post !
After reading that, I'll have to drop my "letters to..." prefix, for you are clearly the OTT Epistolarian Master.


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Way back on NP 636, mscha wrote:
mathrec wrote:You don't have to solve them.

Sorry, no can do. If an interesting Sudoku (one that's nonstandard and requires some actual brain crunching instead of pretty much filling it in on autopilot) crosses my path, I can't help myself.

For mscha, anyone else who enjoyed mathrec's Sudoku puzzles, and anyone who just plain enjoys tormenting themselves with appalling pencil-and-paper puzzles, the 2013 U.S. Puzzle Championship is this Saturday, June 15. Despite the name, it's open to anyone in any country, but you have to register in advance. The registration page actually only began working today, or I'd have posted about it sooner─I was beginning to think the first puzzle was how to get registered.

The competition is to solve as many puzzles as you can in 2-1/2 hours, posting your answers to a web page. I entered for the first time in 2004, and I can pretty well guarantee you'll never see 150 minutes go by so fast. Even if you don't want to compete, just poke around on the website and you can find the puzzle booklets from previous years, a treasure trove of aggravating puzzles, including picture matches, crosswords, Sudoku variants, math problems, and puzzles of types I've never seen anywhere else.

It's a lot of fun (and might distract enough of us for long enough to give blitzers a chance to ketchup). If you're a puzzler, go take a look.

Aaaaaargh... To blitz or to puzzle ? Cruel dilemma, there, jjjdavidson!
Nah, the link is saved for later, blitzing takes precedence :wink:

kenmelken wrote:Wow. I just ketched up the last few pages and all I can say is... holy math-pocalypse!

I take full responsibility. I started it with my revamped PrimeTime, which led to mscha's Fibonacci Time, then we discussed Collatz Conjecture and ChronosDragon chimed in with that article on prime pairs. And I guess that was enough to prime the pump for an outpouring of math discussion.

Don't get me wrong, it was very fascinating. But I certainly never expected all that to come from my little gif. :P

I couldn't have put it better, 4 summary to the mathocalypse there.


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Earthling on Mars wrote:The inquisitor disregarding a papal order?! :shock:

Again, I'm pretty sure the papacy has been disbanded at least twice, whoever's the next pope should disband it again. This time disband it in the head, it appears to be a zombie.

Might not be much, but the general silliness of that comment just sailed through my humour-defense ^^

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TheMinim wrote:This thread is neat.

I wonder if I can remember how to resurrect people...

WAKE UP <person>! x3


Behold! I have been resurrected! I have come from PAGE 1, and... my, how the world has changed.

ETA: Oooh, pope. Decree: Coming up with a decree is left as an exercise to the reader.

:shock: An Old one ! quick, get the net ! ... oh, xe's gone...


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby waveney » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:48 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby superluminal » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:54 am UTC

By the way, the geekwagon viewer has a "dark mode" switch now. It's been there for 9 days already, apparently. (This might have been mentioned before without me noting because I had to skip some NP's at that time.) The dark mode comes handy when enjoying the long night.

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Molpy up!

Postby HES » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:10 pm UTC

Yay, more great OTThercomics, and Lucky is going to make it out without even getting wet (well, we'll see)!
Especially:
Eternal Density wrote:I'm here! I'm just busy making a:

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The full translation of Rosetta's name from Beanish has been withheld for your protection.

Which had me clapping like a retarded seal throughout :D

higgs-boson wrote:If GLR would have painted the OTC by hand, the mouseover text of today's new What-If (Updating a printed wikipedia) last image would give a good impression on how he might have got his weird ideas.

And above that, he gave us a warning:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby superluminal » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:41 pm UTC

(This is silly.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:59 pm UTC

superluminal wrote:By the way, the geekwagon viewer has a "dark mode" switch now. It's been there for 9 days already, apparently. (This might have been mentioned before without me noting because I had to skip some NP's at that time.) The dark mode comes handy when enjoying the long night.


Guess that "dark mode" switch would come in handy for that poor sucker over at what-if who's printing out Wikipedia.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:02 pm UTC

⁴ OTTherComic, waveney!
That's some fast (and ⁴) OTTherIffing, HES!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:21 pm UTC

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MOLP!

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Well that was fun to scroll through on my phone
Note to self: go back and read the what if in the mornip.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:32 pm UTC

superluminal wrote:(This is silly.)
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Very silly, and very treeish! :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby monkeygentleman » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:38 pm UTC

Blindposting from page 586 just to say I was amazed to see my name in real, honest-to-GLR sigcouragement! Thanks Earthling on Mars! It means more to me than you know :D
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Postby JGeezer » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:08 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:12 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
waveney wrote:Another one...

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Humans are also way better at drinking beer.


A certain bending robotbender would take offense to that :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:16 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
Exodies wrote:I never understood pride. I know what it is supposed to be but I can't figure out if it exists and if so what is it for?
Depends on what you mean. The good feeling one gets upon accomplishing something cool is an impetus to accomplish more cool things. However the good feeling one gets at realizing one is better than others leads to destructive (usually to others) behavior. The first is good, the second is not.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:34 pm UTC

We'll keep you to that, Whizbang! (If BlitzGirl's molpy army won't beat us to it.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:35 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:
ucim wrote:
Exodies wrote:I never understood pride. I know what it is supposed to be but I can't figure out if it exists and if so what is it for?
Depends on what you mean. The good feeling one gets upon accomplishing something cool is an impetus to accomplish more cool things. However the good feeling one gets at realizing one is better than others leads to destructive (usually to others) behavior. The first is good, the second is not.

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That's weird because I decide what I think is cool.

I don't understand how this statement relates to what it's replying to. What's weird? How does your decision about what is cool affect which kind of pride you mean?

Wild guess: Is it the idea that 'one is better than others [at doing the cool thing; I assume that's what ucim implied, the destructive bit being thinking this makes one better than others in general]' the weird thing, because the relative coolness can't be compared if you don't have a common definition of coolness?

Also, I was expecting the thing in the water to be prickly's tree. Oh well, I guess it's a watershed. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:36 pm UTC

jovialbard wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
waveney wrote:Another one...

Spoiler:


Humans are also way better at drinking beer.


A certain bending robotbender would take offense to that :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:40 pm UTC

intheshax puzzle

edit: there's probably a better way to do this... :) (Just collecting it in one place, I don't have anything useful yet...)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:55 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:Also, I was expecting the thing in the water to be prickly's tree. Oh well, I guess it's a watershed. :)

If we're past the watershed, I'm not sure I want to see the next frame... flashbacks to some of cmyk and charlie_grumbles' work :|
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Swein » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:06 pm UTC

I made an OTTification of the last What if. First I made it in Word then I turned it into a HTML that became kind of Seaish, and I didn't know what to do with. So here it is in good ol' OTT-format...
Spoiler:
Updating a Printed OTT

If you had a printed version of the whole of OTC, how many molpies would you need in order to keep up with the OTTifications?
Swein


This many:
Image

That's surprisingly few molpies! But before you try to create a live-updating paper OTT, let's look at what those molpies would be doing ... and how much they'd cost.
Printing OTT
People have considered printing out OTC before. Rosetta did that, and she has never been able to talk properly after that. Of course, that's just a small slice of the best of OTT; the entire OTTverse would be a lot bigger. OTTer jjjdavidson has set up a page for calculating the size of the whole OTT in printed volumes. It would currently fill a lot of bookshelves.
Keeping up with the edits would be harder.
Keeping up
The OTT currently receives about 125,000 to 150,000 redundakitties each day, or 90-100 per minute.
For a mix of OTTifications, Redundakitties, and Blitz reports typical of OTT, a good molpie might put out 15 pages per minute. That means you'd only need about six molpies molping at any given time to keep pace with the edits.
The paper would stack up quickly. Based on the average length of Blitz reports vs. OTTifications, I came up with an estimate of 300 cubic meters for a printout of the whole thing.
By comparison, if you were trying to keep up with the edits, you'd print out 300 cubic meters every newpage.
$500,000 per month
Six molpies isn't that many, but they'd be molping around all the time. And that gets expensive.
To remove the chirps would be cheap—a few dollars a day.
The paper would be about one cent per sheet, which means you'll be spending about a thousand dollars a day.
You'd want to hire beanies to manage the molpies 24/7, but that would actually cost less than the paper.
Even the molpies themselves wouldn't be too expensive, despite the terrifying replacement cycle (the raptorcat issue).
But the grapewine would be a nightmare.
Grapewine
A study by mscha found that for a typical molpie, the real-life cost of grapewine ran from 5 cents per newpix for Blitzreports to around 30 cents per newpix for Redundakitties. That means you'd be spending four to five figures per day on grapewine caskets.
You definitely want to invest in a worm eating pricklymolp. Otherwise, in just a month or two, this project could end up costing you half a million dollars:
Image

But that's not even the worst part.
If, someday, OTC decides to fade out again, and you want to join the fun ...
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You'll have to get a crate of tip ex and fade every newpix solid white yourself.
I would definitely stick to digital.

Special thanks to BlitzGirl whose molpies I stole (well... borrowed).
[edit] This What if reminds me about my feelings when the OTT ran at full speed...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:06 pm UTC

mscha wrote:I've had a quiet talk with newpixbot, and it assures me this won't happen again.

Image This made my morning. It sounds so precious and cute... I wish I could have witnessed it! Also, mcsha.. for someone living across the pond, you sure know a lot about Utah!

In other news, it is taking me way too long to ketchup. So, uh... hi! :D

ETA: Woah, Swein! That is absolutely seaish and awesomeful.
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Postby yappobiscuits » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:35 pm UTC

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Eternal Density wrote:Not bad, yappo!

Aha, I see you've taken a leaf out of my "British Compliments" book :P
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Haha! Nicely done!
mscha wrote:KWONGCHOWAN...
Spoiler:
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Ohhh it's the hut! Yay!
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The manager.

Haha, yeah :P. Although the guy with the van is often the drummer, and you're mustarded if your manager is a drummer :P
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Title text: The sea is big. Just not big enough.

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Ooh Cueball you little chirp!
Eternal Density wrote:Seaish OTTification:
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The full translation of Rosetta's name from Beanish has been withheld for your protection.

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You'll need to start breeding them soon... Hey, then you can enter them into breeding competitions with prizes for quality of redundancy!
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based on np3029-3036

Pfffahaha, that was also silly and treeish.
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Indeed, me too. Although it's unlikely to happen, the basement is very well maintained...
Angelastic wrote:Also, I was expecting the thing in the water to be prickly's tree. Oh well, I guess it's a watershed. :)

*GROAN*
Swein wrote:I made an OTTification of the last What if. First I made it in Word then I turned it into a HTML that became kind of Seaish, and I didn't know what to do with. So here it is in good ol' OTT-format...
Spoiler:
Updating a Printed OTT

If you had a printed version of the whole of OTC, how many molpies would you need in order to keep up with the OTTifications?
Swein


[size=110]This many:
Image

That's surprisingly few molpies! But before you try to create a live-updating paper OTT, let's look at what those molpies would be doing ... and how much they'd cost.
Printing OTT
People have considered printing out OTC before. Rosetta did that, and she has never been able to talk properly after that. Of course, that's just a small slice of the best of OTT; the entire OTTverse would be a lot bigger. OTTer jjjdavidson has set up a page for calculating the size of the whole OTT in printed volumes. It would currently fill a lot of bookshelves.
Keeping up with the edits would be harder.
Keeping up
The OTT currently receives about 125,000 to 150,000 redundakitties each day, or 90-100 per minute.
For a mix of OTTifications, Redundakitties, and Blitz reports typical of OTT, a good molpie might put out 15 pages per minute. That means you'd only need about six molpies molping at any given time to keep pace with the edits.
The paper would stack up quickly. Based on the average length of Blitz reports vs. OTTifications, I came up with an estimate of 300 cubic meters for a printout of the whole thing.
By comparison, if you were trying to keep up with the edits, you'd print out 300 cubic meters every newpage.
$500,000 per month
Six molpies isn't that many, but they'd be molping around all the time. And that gets expensive.
To remove the chirps would be cheap—a few dollars a day.
The paper would be about one cent per sheet, which means you'll be spending about a thousand dollars a day.
You'd want to hire beanies to manage the molpies 24/7, but that would actually cost less than the paper.
Even the molpies themselves wouldn't be too expensive, despite the terrifying replacement cycle (the raptorcat issue).
But the grapewine would be a nightmare.
Grapewine
A study by mscha found that for a typical molpie, the real-life cost of grapewine ran from 5 cents per newpix for Blitzreports to around 30 cents per newpix for Redundakitties. That means you'd be spending four to five figures per day on grapewine caskets.
You definitely want to invest in a worm eating pricklymolp. Otherwise, in just a month or two, this project could end up costing you half a million dollars:
Image

But that's not even the worst part.
If, someday, OTC decides to fade out again, and you want to join the fun ...
Image

You'll have to get a crate of tip ex and fade every newpix solid white yourself.
I would definitely stick to digital.

Oh wow! That must be the first ever OTTified What-If! (OTT-if?) Awesomeful!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:38 pm UTC

jovialbard wrote:intheshax puzzle

edit: there's probably a better way to do this... :)

Ooh - It's weird to be looking at this while you are editing - I feel like a voyeur. Glad that you're doing it though! I'm drawn in by this puzzle, but don't have the time to do it properly. Good on ya, intheshax, for putting this out there!

Speaking of being dirty, Eternal Density: nice one!actually, nice two!snicker

Waldo! Neat!

Hey, y'all, I'm sorry I only comment on about one in ten things I enjoy. I've been chuckling at the OTTherComics and marvelling at the coloured frames, but usually in silence. So if I don't mention your contribution, please don't think it's because I didn't like it.

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ETA: heh, Swein! I read yours before the original, and yours caused it to be seem redundant. It's like a self-saucing pudding. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:41 pm UTC

ggh wrote:
jovialbard wrote:intheshax puzzle

edit: there's probably a better way to do this... :)

Ooh - It's weird to be looking at this while you are editing - I feel like a voyeur. Glad that you're doing it though! I'm drawn in by this puzzle, but don't have the time to do it properly. Good on ya, intheshax, for putting this out there!


I have a prediction! I won't get anywhere with this :oops:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:04 pm UTC

jovialbard wrote:
ggh wrote:
jovialbard wrote:intheshax puzzle

edit: there's probably a better way to do this... :)

Ooh - It's weird to be looking at this while you are editing - I feel like a voyeur. Glad that you're doing it though! I'm drawn in by this puzzle, but don't have the time to do it properly. Good on ya, intheshax, for putting this out there!


I have a prediction! I won't get anywhere with this :oops:


You can do it! I have faith in you!

Gotta retreat back to bed. Excited to see what'll be there when I molpy up.


PS: I can't match being a molpy hunter like azule's girlfriend (bravo, btw), but "holy chirp" is getting some regular use in my emails to the outside.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:07 pm UTC

ggh wrote:PS: I can't match being a molpy hunter like azule's girlfriend (bravo, btw), but "holy chirp" is getting some regular use in my emails to the outside.

Hehe, I'm finding myself using "mustard" a lot in the outside, and also "molpy".
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:15 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
ggh wrote:PS: I can't match being a molpy hunter like azule's girlfriend (bravo, btw), but "holy chirp" is getting some regular use in my emails to the outside.

Hehe, I'm finding myself using "mustard" a lot in the outside, and also "molpy".


Molpy has entered my whole family's vernacular. Usually refers to my kids, especially when nap time comes (Molpy(s) down).

To my kids, it more typically means a stuffed animal. It's especially cute when my daughter (19 months) asks for her meerkat puppet by looking pained while pleading "Mow-peh".

ETA - yappo, I forgot to congratulate you on passing your driving test... Well done!

I hope you had cake, but if not:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:21 pm UTC

Woo 900!
Kieryn wrote:Molpy has entered my whole family's vernacular. Usually refers to my kids, especially when nap time comes (Molpy(s) down).

To my kids, it more typically means a stuffed animal. It's especially cute when my daughter (19 months) asks for her meerkat puppet by looking pained while pleading "Mow-peh".

N'awwww that is brilliant Image

And thanks, I hadn't actually received any cake yet! :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:24 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Hehe, I'm finding myself using "mustard" a lot in the outside, and also "molpy".
Mustard is my favorite OTT word. (it's also my most common action!) :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:25 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Molpy has entered my whole family's vernacular. Usually refers to my kids, especially when nap time comes (Molpy(s) down).

To my kids, it more typically means a stuffed animal. It's especially cute when my daughter (19 months) asks for her meerkat puppet by looking pained while pleading "Mow-peh".

N'awwww that is brilliant Image


Oooh another congrats in order: 900!

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