1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:33 pm UTC

squareroot wrote:I hope I'm not intruding. I just wanted to say... sometimes I stop by this thread and see, amazed, how it's still going. It's really awesome. I only read Time way too late to join this, but I wanted to say you guys are incredible. I look at your little subculture and see how it survives and, honestly, am quite jealous. I know that there's no way I could join it now, it's too complicated and built on too much history. But I hope all of you guys are having fun. It certainly looks like you are. [sigh]
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ggh; Yes. I'd love to see photos of the greenhouse.
Spoiler:
Did you build it with your own hands?
I did not build my greenhouse.

I pointed to a place, they put the pre-fab greenhouse in that spot.
Then I handed them a check.
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The greenhouse has withstood hurricane force winds blowing in from The Pacific.
It is shelter from the storm for me and my forest of stunted citrus.

I so wish I could help you with your storm battered greenhouse.
Building is so very, very difficult.

I am confident, you and the Little Wonder will overcome.
The story of how you do it will keep me on the edge of my seat.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:49 pm UTC

micdi wrote:Don't be afraid to say things that have already been said, by now a lot of things have been, and redundancy is molpish. (except maybe the javascript, you really don't have to mention that)
There was javascript?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:00 am UTC

ucim wrote:
micdi wrote:Don't be afraid to say things that have already been said, by now a lot of things have been, and redundancy is molpish. (except maybe the javascript, you really don't have to mention that)
There was javascript?

It's not really RELATED similar, but imagine how awesomeful it would be if Beanish was based on the Javanese script...
Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Phantom Time"

Postby bachaddict » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:12 am UTC

ggh wrote:
bachaddict wrote:Is hattening still happening?
I guess a wig isn't really a hat:
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Oops.


Haha! thanks, it'll do fine :D
slinches wrote:Also, the OTC isn't a disease. In fact, it's the cure. As we all know, Time heals all wounds.

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1190: "Odtish Karass"

Postby thunk » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:02 am UTC

My workload seems to have suddenly diminished in the last week. It may well be time to restart the blitz.

Past thunk has been stuck on the Elephant Island of the thread for months now--it's about Time to get home.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:03 am UTC

Time;
The night is cold.
I am warm and cozy.

I think I love you.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:27 am UTC

Ooh... now I really want some cherry cobbler....


Hi squareroot and Liri!


addams wrote:ggh; Yes. I'd love to see photos of the greenhouse.
Spoiler:
Did you build it with your own hands?
I did not build my greenhouse.

I pointed to a place, they put the pre-fab greenhouse in that spot.
Then I handed them a check.
ucim wrote:Brains are what you need when you run out of money.
Money is what you need when you run out of brains.
:D I'm glad I had money on that day.
The greenhouse has withstood hurricane force winds blowing in from The Pacific.
It is shelter from the storm for me and my forest of stunted citrus.

I so wish I could help you with your storm battered greenhouse.
Building is so very, very difficult.

I am confident, you and the Little Wonder will overcome.
The story of how you do it will keep me on the edge of my seat.
Prepare to be underwhelmed!
Wait! First some backstory:
Spoiler:
It's all New World's fault! A while back they ran a promotion: every $40 you spent in their grocery store, you got a little mini food toy.
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Some folks thought it was shameless marketing to kids, but the Little Wonder and I thought it was neat getting little pressies when we went out to do our shopping. The last few months however, they ran a similar promotion that even the most cynical folks I know had trouble finding fault with: for every $40 spend, you got a Little Garden pot.
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Now, I like gardening stuff, and I imagined happily tending plants with the Little Wonder, but every time I tried to involve her repotting a hydrangea cutting or something, she wasn't the least bit interested, even though it involved possibly her favourite toy in the world: dirt! But then New World comes along with these little seedling kits, and she loves 'inflating' the dehydrated dirt and then checking in the morning to see if any new seedlings have popped their heads up. Well, okay then. Better run with it.

I supplemented our Little Garden seedlings with a few young tomato, celery and bell pepper plants, but where to put them? We don't get much sun past morning and the wind is pretty abusive. We have a little deck that would lengthen the day, but the wind up there....

I've always wanted a little greenhouse, but I've resisted, because... well, I'm notorious for starting projects and never finishing them. There are the unconnected pieces of what I dreamt would be the base of a sturdy workbench in my laundry room, a broken kiln in my driveway, a partially cutout cribbage board somewhere that I never drilled the holes in, fabric from who knows how many abandoned ideas, and pieces of a dissembled piano scattered all over the house. But still... where to put those plants... and the Little Wonder loves little houses to play in....

So, there were these other abandoned projects too: when I was pregnant and nesting, I tried to make storm windows to insulate the nine big windows at the back of my house. I bought the plexiglass but succeeded in making only 5 before the Little Wonder came along and all projects halted. And then one broke because I mis-measured and had to make the frame too thin. So 5 pieces of 80x142cm (2'7"x4'8") plexiglass were just sitting around, taking up space. And then there was that time about 7 years ago when I decided to make my house into a dynamic soundscape to be experienced blindfolded and covered the floors with palettes to <blah, blah blah - does it really matter?>. There were a bunch of palettes waiting under my house from that. Surely that plexiglass and those palettes are pretty much a greenhouse kit waiting to happen.
Okay, now, prepare to be underwhelmed!
Spoiler:
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So the design - what there is of a design - is ruled by the dimensions of my 5 pieces of plexiglass and a desire to not have to duck. The plants will be raised inside on boxes or something. There will be a door... maybe a flimsy one using some corrugated plastic palette liner tacked to a frame. And somewhere I think I have some leftover pieces of clear plastic tablecloth I had bought to repair a car window on a softtop - if I can find that, that could be the windows on either side of the door. The door faces south, so it's not important what happens there light-wise. I'm not sure yet what to do about the triangle gaps under the roof....

So, yeah, after some reasonable planning at the palette dissembling and cutting stage, I'm mostly making it all up as I go along, reinforcing sloppily at every turn with whatever materials are laying about in the house. Sure, plans would be good, but if I put this off until I've made some good plans, it'll never happen.

So for now, my fingers are crossed. Tomorrow's forecast is "A few showers to rain evening. Severe gale northerlies." Severe... that's not a word they throw around here. The hour-by-hour is calling for an average wind speeds to rise throughout the day all the way to 52kph. I'd guess gusts of 120kph (75mph)? We'll see if there are still five pieces of plexiglass after that. But then, sadly the winds are forecast to stay strong for a few days, and then, amid rain, change to a southerly, and that looks to be the direction the greenhouse is more vulnerable to, at least without the door. Doesn't really look like there's going to be a break in the winds before that long enough for me to put on a door. Hmm.

ZoomanSP wrote:It's not really RELATED similar, but imagine how awesomeful it would be if Beanish was based on the Javanese script...
Completely. It would be completely awesomeful. :)


ETA: AAAAAaaaaah! Suddenly the wind, and whether the greenhouse falls over doesn't seem like such a big deal.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:33 am UTC

Oh penis! Everyone still with us down there?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:49 am UTC

Happy 45C HES!

The shaking at my place was what you'd classify as "light" but it scared the chirp outta me. Lasted for ages. And more keep following. They're hardly noticeable here, but they're popping up all over the map... Wellington is kinda due... wondering if I should RUN... and there goes another one....

The Christchurch boys are probably laughing at me...


ETA: It's just that I'm not sure that whoever built this house was thinking any further ahead than I am with the greenhouse.

And here we go again.


ETA2: While I'm here and totally unable to go to sleep...
Earlier today I was looking at the Iron SeaWolpy Facebug page and saw that Hoist the Black Flag was included on a list of Best Folk Metal Cover in October 2016. See the cover about halfway down the page: http://www.bdpmetal.net/2016/11/best-fo ... ZYPWb27.99 The Facebug thingie says our talented Yappo was responsible for the artwork. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:38 pm UTC

addams wrote:Time;
The night is cold.
I am warm and cozy.

I think I love you.

I have three separate responses to that, which somehow don't seem to work very well alongside each other, but because I'm bad at decisionmaking, you get them all anyway:
  1. We love you too.
  2. That last line was exactly the words of David Cassidy, in fact, while he was still with the Partridge Family...
  3. That was tantalizingly close to a haiku! In fact, I felt tempted enough to "fix" that poem so that it fit the conventional 5-7-5 form, but the result turned out to be not an actual improvement on the poem.




    Oh, all right...
    Spoiler:
    So close to haiku!
    Addams, I hope you don't mind
    I fixed that for you:
    addams very nearly wrote:Time; the night is cold.
    I'm feeling warm and cozy.
    I think I love you.

Ggh, keep yourself and the Little Wonder safe! And let's hope that whoever built your house was not just using parts of but also acting like a big tree.

ETA: And the same, of course, for our other Kiwi OTTers.

In the news report it doesn't sound that harmless after all (just that Wellington was merely on the outskirts of the effects), and the Christchurch boys may not really feel like laughing right now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:59 pm UTC

Huh, that report calls it a 7.8... For quite a while geonet.org.nz was listing it in the 6s. I see they've upgraded it now to a 7.5.

And there's another one....
ETA: smaller, but closer.

I do wish they'd check in... With the amount of Time MistyCat spends with the prayer tiles though, I'd hope that that would help.

A lot of flashing lights at the airport here. Heh - I wonder if the eagle fell down again. They've got a big sculpture of Gandalf on an eagle suspended from the ceiling. It's fallen twice already during tremors.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rakhal » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:22 pm UTC

Eek, just heard the reports of a 7.8 near Christchurch! (The parents of one of my friends live there and they've not heard from them yet. Worrying!). Hope everyone in NZ is OK!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:27 pm UTC

Oh! My!
Oh! My!
Oh! My!

Wind AND an Earthquake?!
You are in California South!

Hang on!
Be well!

We are crossing fingers and pushing thumbs for you.

If the greenhouse makes it,
I know what to do with the triangle bits.

Cover them with screen.
That allows for airflow.

Let us know what morning brings.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:04 pm UTC

Ch*rp, and now a tsunami too? (Same link as before - news story has been updated.)

Is that a part of the sea that can be seen in the background of ggh's greenhouse pictures? Looks like the place is high up enough though that it shouldn't be affected as the tsunami is reported not to have been that high around Wellington. But still, it would be nice to hear about all our fellow OTTers down there.

Understandable, though, that in a situation where they might be physically safe but otherwise affected, letting us know they are safe might not be too high on their list of priorities. So let's just all hope for the best and send molpish thoughts.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:26 pm UTC

Rakhal wrote:Eek, just heard the reports of a 7.8 near Christchurch! (The parents of one of my friends live there and they've not heard from them yet. Worrying!). Hope everyone in NZ is OK!
Sounds like a lot of folks in Christchurch are getting evacuated. Marlborough too. Everyone's using their mobile phones - I wouldn't be surprised if it was hard for some folks to get their calls through.

Poor Kaikoura and Seddon are getting rocked as well. Seddon got hit hard a few years ago too. We, in Wellington, were complaining about a few little jolts then (me too - I'm a scaredy-cat) while they were taking the big hits.

svenman wrote:Ch*rp, and now a tsunami too? (Same link as before - news story has been updated.)

Is that a part of the sea that can be seen in the background of ggh's greenhouse pictures? Looks like the place is high up enough though that it shouldn't be affected as the tsunami is reported not to have been that high around Wellington. But still, it would be nice to hear about all our fellow OTTers down there.

Understandable, though, that in a situation where they might be physically safe but otherwise affected, letting us know they are safe might not be too high on their list of priorities. So let's just all hope for the best and send molpish thoughts.
Apparently only the red zone of the water around here is being evacuated, and the red zone is like standing on the beach. Dunedin, on the other hand is apparently in full-blown state-of-emergency mode in response to the tsunami threat.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby MistyCat » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:44 pm UTC

Here in Christchurch the quakes don't seem to be too bad. I'm fine, friends in Blenheim are fine.
It's 3:40 am. Here's a screen capture taken 2 minutes ago showing quakes above 5.5
EDIT - I've forgotten how to show it full size, but a click ought to do something.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:01 pm UTC

Yay! Good to hear from you MistyCat!

It's been like an hour since the last one above 5, so I think I'll go to sleep. The Little Wonder has slept through it all and may very well be ready to get up in a few hours....

Hmm, our water is brown now - I hope that's the whole area and not something broken on my property. I guess I'll find out in the morning.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:54 pm UTC

ggh wrote: Dunedin, on the other hand is apparently in full-blown state-of-emergency mode in response to the tsunami threat.


My nephew is there.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:12 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
ggh wrote: Dunedin, on the other hand is apparently in full-blown state-of-emergency mode in response to the tsunami threat.


My nephew is there.


Our prayers are with everyone who was ousted from their homes and with the people who put themselves in harm's way to help them. I hope your nephew is all right.

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Postby thunk » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:03 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:10 pm UTC

Oh dear. I hope you are still all right in NZ. Sending my best antipodal wishes.

Darn, I am posting this on a new phone that I haven't figured out yet. The spellchecker tries to change every English word to a Swedish word with a few similar letters. "Wishes" becomes "Widgren", for example, which is probably someone's name, but I don't know the fellow.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:09 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
ggh wrote: Dunedin, on the other hand is apparently in full-blown state-of-emergency mode in response to the tsunami threat.


My nephew is there.
Have you heard from him yet?
Thankfully, I just heard on the telly that the tsunami alert is over now.

The aftershocks continue, but here in Wellington, I haven't felt any yet this morning.


Hi mikrit!


ETA: It's an odd morning here. Many folks are still sleeping in. Central Wellington is closed for business. Nationwide, it looks like there have been two fatalities - one from a homestead collapse and a heart attack victim who couldn't be reached by the ambulance. Hopefully that number doesn't rise. Some of the major roads have become impassable, and so many places are only really connected by one road, so the lack of redundancy is a big hindrance to emergency services.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:14 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
ggh wrote: Dunedin, on the other hand is apparently in full-blown state-of-emergency mode in response to the tsunami threat.


My nephew is there.


I've gotten word that he and his home are Ok. Praying that others have similarly good reports.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:14 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
ggh wrote: Dunedin, on the other hand is apparently in full-blown state-of-emergency mode in response to the tsunami threat.


My nephew is there.


I've gotten word that he and his home are Ok. Praying that others have similarly good reports.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:23 pm UTC

The earthquake seems to have cracked the fora. The last post I made appeared double-posted too.

Glad you've gotten good news!
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Postby balthasar_s » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:26 pm UTC

Some of you found this http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/2words/.

What is it and why I made it?

It's one of the interfaces I made recently.

There is a game I like. A word game. It doesn't have an official name. We used to call it "two words", "word adding", "storypuzzle", "wordgame", "THE game", etc.
It's based on another wordgame I know.

In the original game one player started by saying a word. The next player had to repeat the word and add another one. The first (or next if there were more) player had to repeat both words and add another. The next had to repeat all three and add another one. And so on. The next word should not be totally random, it has to make sense to add it after the previous one. When more words are added a weird 'story' is created.

But the original rules were not good enough. We wanted something better. Something that can force us to be more creative in the game and make more interesting results. We modified the rules.

The player adds two words instead of one. But not just any two words. The first word must start with the same letter as the previous player's second word. And the second word must start with a different one.
With the new rules the game is 100 times better!

There are some people who like to play it with me. But not many. Most often I played it with my sisters or my cousin when going for a walk with the dog.
I always played the game in Polish.

I thought that it is not possible to play the game with the new rules in English. Because of the limitations of the English Language's structure.
mrob27 showed one example that proved that it is possible.

But still English language is very different so the stories generated with this game must be different too.
I waned to find out.
I created the online interface for this game. It's not identical to the real word game because you don't have to remember the words and you can't reinterpret the punctuation.
Some of you found it and played it. I played it too.
The stories are indeed different.
Also, the English version is more difficult for me.

I also had other reasons for creating this interface. They will be more clear later in the future.
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Re: 1190: "Time": MEGBALL / THE PINKLYMOLP -- MAKE TIME WORLD GREAT AGAIN!*

Postby Gingercat » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:47 pm UTC

Link wrote:*Title should not be taken as endorsement for Tronald Dump.
Denial of endorsement of Tronald Dump should not be taken as endorsement for Hilarity Clowntown.
Actually, ch*rp politics altogether.


Tronald Dump? Snicker, giggle, small laugh as it sinks in...

Hilarity Clowntown?? Buahahahahaha!!! And her husband, Wild Willy Clowntown!

Oh my! Oh my!! That is how I shall think of them both from now on!! :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:28 am UTC

Ooh, Schrödinger's Gingercat is here. I just wanted to say I loved the Chronicles of Torgos. They're the only posts I've read that weren't in the present of either the thread or my blitz. The writing style fits the medium and subject admirably1, and I really enjoyed reading them. Hopefully there are more on the way.

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Link wrote:*Title should not be taken as endorsement for Tronald Dump.
Denial of endorsement of Tronald Dump should not be taken as endorsement for Hilarity Clowntown.
Actually, ch*rp politics altogether.


Tronald Dump? Snicker, giggle, small laugh as it sinks in...

Hilarity Clowntown?? Buahahahahaha!!! And her husband, Wild Willy Clowntown!

Oh my! Oh my!! That is how I shall think of them both from now on!! :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen:


I found that vastly amusing as well.

Also
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I have it on my home sand. I will re-upload it, when I get a chance.

That would be awesome, thank you.

And I picked this up at some point along the way

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Re: 1190: "Whelmed Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:32 am UTC

I interrupt your irregularly scheduled emergency aftermath discussion to say that I wasn't underwhelmed by the greenhouse. Though I wasn't over whelmed either.
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Re: 1190: "Time": MEGBALL / THE PINKLYMOLP -- MAKE TIME WORLD GREAT AGAIN!*

Postby Link » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:45 am UTC

Gingercat wrote:Tronald Dump? Snicker, giggle, small laugh as it sinks in...

Hilarity Clowntown?? Buahahahahaha!!! And her husband, Wild Willy Clowntown!

Oh my! Oh my!! That is how I shall think of them both from now on!! :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen:

Can't take credit for those, though: they were ingredients filters during the last Chocolate chips Mod Madness. Bernie Sanders was filtered to Bunny Sandals! :lol:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:46 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
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ggh wrote: Dunedin, on the other hand is apparently in full-blown state-of-emergency mode in response to the tsunami threat.


My nephew is there.


I've gotten word that he and his home are Ok. Praying that others have similarly good reports.

Good to know that, and good to hear from MistyCat too. Let's hope (and send molpish thoughts (which, if you are inclined that way, you may feel free to substitute with "pray")) that all OTTers and their loved ones in Kiwiland remain safe, and also that the bad weather that, as ggh had previously told us, is forecast for parts of New Zealand won't acerbate the the unmolpish effects of the quakes for the safety and wellbeing of people too much.

Also hoping, though with a lot less urgency of course, that eventually we'll get to find out what became of ggh's greenhouse project...
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Re: what a coincidence

Postby ggh » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:34 pm UTC

2words is pretty treeish. I really enjoyed playing it at first, but then I quickly realised that I lack the proper temperament to participate in it: when ideas would get derailed I would feel unnecessarily frustrated. In the game of dominoes, players lay the dominoes end to end such that the touching ends match (1’s touch 1’s, 2’s touch 2’s, etc.). The other thing that folk mainly do with dominoes is set them up to make elaborate chain reactions of toppling dominoes, always facing the danger that they'll lose all the work they've done so far if someone bumps into the project. With 2words, you play both kinds of domino games at the same time. :)
balthasar_s wrote:I thought that it is not possible to play the game with the new rules in English. Because of the limitations of the English Language's structure.
mrob27 showed one example that proved that it is possible.
I'm curious what this was. (And also wondering how mrob is enjoying grad school.)

balthasar_s wrote:But still English language is very different so the stories generated with this game must be different too.
I waned to find out.
I created the online interface for this game. It's not identical to the real word game because you don't have to remember the words and you can't reinterpret the punctuation.
Some of you found it and played it. I played it too.
The stories are indeed different.
Also, the English version is more difficult for me.

I also had other reasons for creating this interface. They will be more clear later in the future.
I will happily wait for it. You do such awesomeful things! :)

On NP 2526, balthasar_s wrote:ETA: There is still one unclosed time loop in BFTF:
frame 251, and 330 - 340.
As far as I know this message (from the future) hasn't been sent yet.
Your sister has to close this loop, right? Do we need to ask Aluisio to give her an email address? (Wouldn't it be nice if the mere mention of his name summoned our wandering dragonmolp?)



Eternal Density wrote:I interrupt your irregularly scheduled emergency aftermath discussion to say that I wasn't underwhelmed by the greenhouse. Though I wasn't over whelmed either.
Aw, thanks for your whelmedness! :)



svenman wrote:Good to know that, and good to hear from MistyCat too. Let's hope (and send molpish thoughts (which, if you are inclined that way, you may feel free to substitute with "pray")) that all OTTers and their loved ones in Kiwiland remain safe, and also that the bad weather that, as ggh had previously told us, is forecast for parts of New Zealand won't acerbate the the unmolpish effects of the quakes for the safety and wellbeing of people too much.
All molpish thoughts directed this way are appreciated - Wellington seems fine as far as I can tell (online. I'm not going out more than I have to) but Kaikoura is a nice little town that could use all the molpish vibes you can send. They're cut off by land, awaiting evacuation by naval vessel expected Wednesday with an estimated 3-day water supply remaining.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:22 pm UTC

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This is as good an opportunity as any to summon our Holy Catographer, edfel, while we're already at it (the summoning).
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Postby HES » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:25 pm UTC

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Postby balthasar_s » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:55 pm UTC

ggh wrote:2words is pretty treeish. I really enjoyed playing it at first, but then I quickly realised that I lack the proper temperament to participate in it: when ideas would get derailed I would feel unnecessarily frustrated.
The unpredictability is actually something I like about this game. However, when played in real life, with only two players the derailment rate is a little lower. Also you can protest against the words used by the other player. This feature is very rarely used.
I would like to show some examples but I don't feel like translating them.
ggh wrote: In the game of dominoes, players lay the dominoes end to end such that the touching ends match (1’s touch 1’s, 2’s touch 2’s, etc.). The other thing that folk mainly do with dominoes is set them up to make elaborate chain reactions of toppling dominoes, always facing the danger that they'll lose all the work they've done so far if someone bumps into the project. With 2words, you play both kinds of domino games at the same time. :)
I like this analogy.

ggh wrote:
balthasar_s wrote:I thought that it is not possible to play the game with the new rules in English. Because of the limitations of the English Language's structure.
mrob27 showed one example that proved that it is possible.
I'm curious what this was. (And also wondering how mrob is enjoying grad school.)
At the time of the conference in Bochum you could meet kxa on the IRC. And she mentioned the game. He later asked me about it, and so on.

ggh wrote:Your sister has to close this loop, right? Do we need to ask Aluisio to give her an email address? (Wouldn't it be nice if the mere mention of his name summoned our wandering dragonmolp?)
My sister? Which one? Also, why? None of them have even read bftf. One of them saw some frames, when I asked her to reenact KXA in the enhancements.
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Re: what a coincidence

Postby addams » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:06 pm UTC

ggh wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I interrupt your irregularly scheduled emergency aftermath discussion to say that I wasn't underwhelmed by the greenhouse. Though I wasn't over whelmed either.
Aw, thanks for your whelmedness! :)
Thank you for the photos of your home.
I am whelmed by your greenhouse, too.

I am so very impressed with your ambition and ingenuity.
What a lovely place you have to view the world from.


Did the planetary upheaval leave your work intact?
I hope so.

Because, if so, soon; very soon;
Tomatoes and Cucumbers and Rex Begonia may be pouring
out of that modest structure to meet the morning sun.

OH! MY!...Thank you for the photos.
Poor little Kaikoura.

It is true; 'A picture is worth a thousand words.'

All molpish thoughts directed this way are appreciated - Wellington seems fine as far as I can tell (online. I'm not going out more than I have to) but Kaikoura is a nice little town that could use all the molpish vibes you can send. They're cut off by land, awaiting evacuation by naval vessel expected Wednesday with an estimated 3-day water supply remaining.
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Both your weather and geology are very much like Northern California.
From what I understand, the California Coastal Redwood grows better there than here.

My thoughts are with the people of Kaikoura
as I still fuss and worry about the people of Haiti.

Thank you ggh, for letting us into your world.
I am so glad you and the Little Wonder are well.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:20 pm UTC

Just now heard about the earthquakes and hurried on over to the forum. I'm happy to see good reports from our OTTers in the area. Sending mopish thoughts to everyone affected.

Also, hi, mikrit (which my computer autocorrected to mikron. :) ) ! Good to see you! And do I see that we have a new Revealer the Recent? I have a bit of ketchup to do still.
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Postby mscha » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:48 pm UTC

ZoomanSP wrote:New OtherComic.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:34 pm UTC

How was it yappo?
Having come from America, that all sounds about right to me. Maybe not Glassdoor.


ETA: Btw, bachaddict appears to be fine, so I think that's all of us. (Well Latent22 is pretty deep in the basement, but the map says that his basement is to the north.)
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