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1190: Time: I LIKE MY REDUNDABIKES LIKE I LIKE MY OTTERONGS: COVERED IN MURTLES

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
by mrob27
Today I ended my oral defense presentation with a Koniec! slide, just for fun. The committee passed me.

Edit: Oh, of course. I did see that goat ASCII art in the nopixbot window didn't I?

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Speculate on OTTish academic programs and/or degrees.
Y'know, like M.Bz. (Blitzer of Molpology).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:40 pm UTC
by addams
Congratulations Dr. Mrob.

1190: Time: SUDDENLY, TARDISES. THOUSANDS OF THEM!

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:18 am UTC
by mrob27
Only Master so far (and not even that until graduation). Beginning as a Ph.D. candidate in the fall.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:40 am UTC
by lmjb1964
Congratulations! Of what, specifically, are you a Master? (I suppose I should ask what specifically your educational institution considers you a Master of, since obviously you are a Master of many things, like hotdogs, the mrobdex, <computery stuff>. . .

I really enjoyed the haiku page, and Addams, it wasn't a haiku, but your poem near the end of the page was beautiful.

No OTTish degrees come to mind at the moment. I shall ponder the question. :)

1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np778

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:10 pm UTC
by mscha
TUNGSTENIC...
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.
(Colorization by lmjb1964.)

Replay Time live here!

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:YOU EE:EE:EE BY THE THWAPSTICK, YOU CH*RP BY THE THWAPSTICK

-- posted by oldpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
by Rosewinsall
This year marks 5 years of OTT and OTC. I know I'm late to the party. But congrats on lasting this long everybody.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:39 pm UTC
by GnomeAnne
Rosewinsall wrote:This year marks 5 years of OTT and OTC. I know I'm late to the party. But congrats on lasting this long everybody.
Hey, look who's still alive.
Hi Rosewinsall, welcome back.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:20 am UTC
by addams
I can't haiku
When I want to.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:31 am UTC
by GnomeAnne
addams wrote:I couldn't haiku
Even when I wanted to.
-from Addams with love

FTFY

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:24 am UTC
by SilentTimer
Bumping a firstpost.
Didn't have this for a while.
Decree from last page ...

hayes231 wrote:Hey everyone
I love time, I think about
it a lot. good stuff.

I wish there was more
except I already know
the rest of the plot

I don't know how it
will end, but I know how it
starts, over again.

Hi, hayes231! Image
Welcome to the OTT!
Want more? See my sig! Image


Edited to add
the UNGtrance of LaPetite Image
(five yips in the past)

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Spoiler:
Wait for it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:36 am UTC
by GnomeAnne
Oh, neat.
Welcome, Hayes!
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1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np800

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:10 am UTC
by mscha
CLUNG...
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.
(Colorization by Kieryn.)

Replay Time live here!

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:WE'RE GONNA NEED A MORE AWESOMEFUL DILGUNNERPUNSAW

-- posted by oldpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:08 pm UTC
by ZoomanSP
Congrats, mrob!
Welcome, hayes231!

Current OtherComic.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
by Rakhal
I have finally returned from Leftpondia! Had a most enjoyable meeting and dinner with lmjb. Thanks for being willing to meet with a large furry (and sadly rather boring) OTTer :)
All caught up again..
--Rakhal

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:05 pm UTC
by ColletArrow
Another Blitzreport
Maybe I should start numbering these? Probably too late now. Anyway, I thought I'd check back in, now that I don't have to post in Haiku.
I've reached NP760 (28.72% of the OTT), and thus NewPix 1766 (56.93% of Time). Progress has been slow to restart, as the weather has just realised it's supposed to be spring rather than winter, and so has made up for lost time by skipping straight to summer. As such, and as a good beach is barely 2 minutes across campus from my accommodation at the moment, I'm ending up outdoors a lot.

I have mainly surfaced in order to bring forward two items I came across today; one from the past, and one from the outside. Both are Molpy-related, as Molpies are rather prominent in my current reading.
First; I found this video from the past (NP757 to be precise), courtesy of Yappobiscuits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU9RL6D23jk. I may have been unable to stop laughing whilst viewing it.
Second; I bring news that we now have an official LEGO-Molpy: www.bricklink.com-RaptorBaby01. Might be a while before they're widely available individually though.

Now, back to lurking in the corner...

bOTTeriada goes ONG

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:11 am UTC
by balthasar_s
the mr*bdex story cONGtinues.

Code: Select all

 where the phenomenon was generated."
  "Riiiight." Mrorl paused, holding his chin. "So, back to the original question. How does this help us?" lifting his Molpénet, in which a small and rather contented orange-brown scaly creature was curled up, seemingly asleep, looking down at it, then back at Balthacarius.
  "Because the Object Generator Logs," replied Balthacarius, "tell us right when they came from. And they came from our own future -- NP2701, to be exact."
  "Newpage 2701..." Mrorl mused, "What will happen then?"
  "Well, it seems this is when Tornater will have begun operating and controlling dragons. And it occurs to me, Mrorl -- what to you think? A few huge colourful winged monsters would fit right in at a theme park, don't you agree?"

-- posted by mrImagebdexbot

1190: Time: IT CAN DO WHATEVER IT WANTS. IT'S THE SEA.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:38 am UTC
by mrob27
(Breathing a sigh of relief, that the NP2701 reference managed to be ONGed before we actually got to the real NP2701. Not that I have anything specific planned as such, but, I was thinking my story would get out well ahead of this point and as I have kept needing to focus on work and postpone my bOTTeriada efforts, I was starting to worry…)

Re: 1190: Time: Wasn't there just a hole in the ground?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:48 pm UTC
by balthasar_s
mrob27 wrote:the Two Words game
Recently, I played a two words game while going by car with my family. We not only made the words match the first letters but we also made them rhyme. Instead of a silly story - a silly poem.

mrob27 wrote:All right, so, BSTA fans, we have a bit of a puzzle maybe.
Or maybe not.
I'll give you something else to think about.
Remember frame 181?
Spoiler:
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Now let's go back to 167:
KXA: What's this building here?
I don't remember it.
B: I don't remember it either.
I don't think I've seen it before.
Wasn't there just a hole in the ground?
KXA: Maybe it's new?
B: Doesn't look very new.

1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np832

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:10 pm UTC
by mscha
QUUNGENTENARY...
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.
(Colorization by ggh.)

Replay Time live here!

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:MY TURTLEMOLPY IS PROBLEMATIC

-- posted by oldpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:28 am UTC
by ZoomanSP
AUTOMOME wrote:MY TURTLEMOLPY IS PROBLEMATIC

Not problematic, just a bit late: New OtherComic.

1190: Time: LEML! LOOK AT THE THE SIZE OF THAT GOAT!

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
by mrob27
balthasar_s wrote:I'll give you something else to think about.

Those are good things to think about.
Remember frame 181? / […] / Now let's go back to 167

We are looking at a story (in cartoon form) involving some nice folks who have encountered a gate, and a building (which previously was a hole in the ground). At the gate they used a rather awkward method to traverse it (see frame 164)
  I like this part of the story, because it reminds me of Takie Czasy (subtitled "Nielegalne podróże w czasie."" which means approximately "Illegal travel in time."). That is a rather neat video in which you play the part of a character (the time traveller, PODRÓŻNIK W CZASIE) who encounters a gate much like that depicted in 156 and subsequent frames, and appropriately labeled EEE:EE…
  You have previously commented on this place, in your post at OTT:2387:28:
balthasar_s of the past wrote: See the posts with the yellow and black chequered patterns? Two of them mark the edges of a portal to the past (or future) like that in the Takie Czasy. You go through the portal to a time when the buildings had not yet been built. There is another portal "inside" the building so you can then return to a later time when the building exists.

Anyway, back to BSTA, in frame 209 we see a photograph, in beautiful dithered Balthapalette #4 (000000 aaaaaa bb6622 ffffff, on which you have previously commented, I have set #4 to be the system colors on one of my Amigas.) So the photo might be actually a screenshot from an Amiga.
  The photo shows a person, who appears to be you, who are the author of Takie Czasy. Perhaps the person in the photograph is a character played by you. You are probably not the same as the characters in your various creations (the video, and the comic, and so on…) unless the comic is autobiographical. But of course it is, we know you're a Time-traveller.

mrob27 Image

Re: 1190: Time: LEML! LOOK AT THE THE SIZE OF THAT GOAT!

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
by balthasar_s
mrob27 wrote:  You have previously commented on this place, in your post at OTT:2387:28:
balthasar_s of the past wrote: See the posts with the yellow and black chequered patterns? Two of them mark the edges of a portal to the past (or future) like that in the Takie Czasy. You go through the portal to a time when the buildings had not yet been built. There is another portal "inside" the building so you can then return to a later time when the building exists.
But these are not my words. They are yours. Read that post again. I quoted you there.

Yesterday I noticed that I have a mistake in the STAF. It's there since the beginning in 2014 so all 6 have this.
This:
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should have been done like this:
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Like it is now the battery is not pprotected from being charged. And it should not be charged.

The mistake was actually copied from this device
which also has the battery incorrectly connected:
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I already started fixing the STAFs that I have asccess to.
But two of them were sent:
One to Numberphile and they weren't able to even turn it on because of English power plug,
And one to SilentTimer.

ETA:
I'm fixing the STAFs with PCB this way:
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and the one without PCB this way:
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Because it's easier this way.

Redundant:
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:20 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
Rakhal wrote:I have finally returned from Leftpondia! Had a most enjoyable meeting and dinner with lmjb. Thanks for being willing to meet with a large furry (and sadly rather boring) OTTer :)
All caught up again..
--Rakhal

Hmm, I wonder who the boring OTTer is you're talking about? I only remember meeting a tall, furry, delightful OTTer :) So glad the stars finally aligned to allow us to meet. Let me know the next time you're in Leftpondia!

I see we are now being a new guy in bsta. It should be very interesting being this guy. I've always wondered what it would be like inside his head. 8-)

1190: Time: THANKS, CUEBALL. THUEBALL.

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:10 pm UTC
by mrob27
balthasar_s wrote:But these are not my words. They are yours. Read that post again. I quoted you there.

Of course, you're right. I thought that sounded a little too familiar. Oh, well, at least there's this:
Who is this guy, anyway?
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Who he is?
Well, this guy is…

you.

You are being this guy now.


Perhaps we're all Randall Podróżnik w Czasie.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:45 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
Oh, for some reason I thought the new frame had been posted already.

1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np881

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:10 pm UTC
by mscha
DUNGY...
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.
(Colorization by mscha.)

Replay Time live here!

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:THERE IS NO COMAVISION, SAID RANDALL, FOR THE KEYBOARD-SMASHING

-- posted by oldpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:33 pm UTC
by addams
lmjb1964 wrote:Oh, for some reason I thought the new frame had been posted already.
hummm....
That is the way the bike was stolen.
Right?

http://youtu.be/PebUrG2rrzY
I wonder What happens next...

Or; Before.
Maybe, it was before.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:30 am UTC
by ZoomanSP
New OtherComic.

For Addams:
Spoiler:
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RSIR:
Spoiler:
donut-bike.jpg

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:25 am UTC
by addams
smile...
Yummy!
Thank You, ZooMan

It's Time out and getting Farther.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:17 am UTC
by ucim
Chapter 61


It was the Dawn of Time, and the Stations of the Ong were being celebrated in the Great Cathedral. First Cleric wasn't much into services, but he didn't like to miss the Stations, especially because there was usually a big party afterwards. Sometimes these parties got a little out of hand, and he felt it was his duty to be there when that happened. Nonetheless, the recovery of the newly discovered Icons of Advent was too important to postpone, and so it was that he spent the Dawn of Time in the rarefied air at the top of the cliffs overlooking the Grotto before coming down to share what was found. And better than simply telling The Pope about the discoveries, he would bring one of the slabs down personally, so The Pope could run his own fingers across the etchings, and feast his eyes upon the strange runes. Surely he would know instantly what it was. First Cleric didn't like to admit it, but The Pope was like that.
Spoiler:
Although the slab he chose was quite heavy, suitable application of Holy Water and faith allowed him to carry it himself. Effortless it was not however, and it took him quite some Time to descend the full height of the cliff, which allowed him to contemplate what it was he was bringing down to The Pope, and to all the clerecy. That they would tell a story when assembled in the right order was self-evident. That it was the story of their own Church, their exodus when the sea began to rise, culminating in the Miracle of Armageddon and the ultimate Sanctification of their new home as the Sacred Grounds of the Order of the Holy Contradiction... a story that hadn't even happened when the sea rose to claim these tablets as its own... that could only be a Holy Contradiction itself. And First Cleric realized that it must be so.

This was a Most Holy Advent, and he then understood why the Eye of the Great Lord Randall had shown itself on that fateful dix.

It was evening by the time he arrived at the Grotto. Although the Great Cascade was no longer roaring down the cliffs, it wasn't completely quiet; the celebrations of the Dawn of Time were in full swing by the time he had finished his descent. Daylight was fading fast, but there was a warm glow eminating from the icon as he made his way towards the Great Halls of the Seminary. Not that he needed any light to navigate by; the sound alone told him Molpyberry wine must be flowing freely. But he was not prepared for the sight before his eyes when he opened the door. Not a single person was acting like they'd even heard of a pretty big tree, never mind actually being one. There was molpyberry wine all right, and there were several other kinds of wine too that he'd never seen before. A strange scent was in the air, and the level of coherence in the words people were saying would require a completely new kind of numbering system. People were playing instruments in ways that they never were intended to be played, and with the expected results. But nobody seemed to care - they were all too far into it.

He looked around for The Pope but in vain, which gave him a brief sense of relief, until somebody sidled up to him and blew a kazoo in his face. "Fancy youing me here" came out of his mouth next. "Whaths wid the lamb?" Yes, it was The Pope.

Mustering up as much dignity as he could, First Cleric replied, "Your Popeness, I bring great tidings! We have discovered these Most Holy Artifacts which the sea had left behind." First Cleric put the slab down; it was starting to get heavy.

Noticing the aura around the slab, The Pope struggled to say "Must be a heavy light!", then burst into laughter. "Heavy light! Get it? Here - get lit - have some molphyberry.... molberry... this stuff!", he said, as he shoved a goblet into First Cleric's hand.

"Thanks... maybe later", First Cleric replied. This was not going well. "Can you see the picture on this Holy Artifact? Do you recognize it?"

The Pope was having trouble standing straight. "More goblet-stuff!" he called out. Second Scribe came over with two goblets of what First Cleric presumed was "goblet stuff", and preferred not knowing more. Beckoning her over, he showed her the inscription on the back of the glowing tablet. Unfortunately, he didn't get much of a response.

"Gazebo! Harpshicorn! Something...", she muttered as she continued on.

No, this was not going anywhere. He'd have to take this tablet someplace safe and wait for everyone to sober up. That could take a long time. A seashly long time. He picked up the slab, which now felt quite a bit heavier, and left the hall, hoping to get to the dorms unnoticed. The glowing aura around the slab made that unlikely, but nobody paid him any mind at all as he made his way to his room.

He was exhausted, and hungry. He reached into his pocket for the slab with the whirly things; a lunch he had been waiting for for wips now. Yes, it was still there. The cauldron was still set up in his room, but the fire had gone out and its contents were cold.

His bed was calling too, and he couldn't decide which call to heed. And just then he heard a familiar rumble and out the window he could see faint swirls of color in the night sky. There were two possibilities... either he had become intoxicated at the party without eating or drinking anything, or in the middle of all this, a new blitzer was approaching.
Jose
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:45 am UTC
by svenman
Magnificent, ucim! And a molpish six thousand to you!

New othercomic.

100% chance of water risUNG:
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.

1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np897

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:10 pm UTC
by mscha
HOBNOBBUNGS...
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.
(Colorization by mscha.)

The state of the fade: #010101

Replay Time live here!

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:HELLO, I'M NEIL_BOEKEND. BASICALLY, RUN!

-- posted by oldpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
by ZoomanSP
Awesomeful new AotC!

Happy 6000 posts, ucim!

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Happy 512 posts, svenman!

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RSIR:
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:02 pm UTC
by mscha
OMR, AotC is still running! I've got some ketching up to do...

OtherComic alert! The river is small! (The original path of the Missouri river around McKissick Island certainly is.)

And finally, FadUNG:
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:28 am UTC
by addams
No one noticed?
The Forum was gone.
Then; It came back.

hummm.....
ok.

We will carry on from here.
We will not get more lost.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:53 am UTC
by ZoomanSP
GLR, in the new OtherComic, wrote:
Spoiler:
I'm not a lawyer, but I believe zones like this are technically considered the high seas, so if you cut a pizza into a spiral there you could be charged with pieracy under marinaritime law.

Spoiler:
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RSIR:
Spoiler:
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A WILD ZANCLEAN FLOOD APPEARS

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
Yay, AotC! And happy 6K, ucim!!

I didn't notice the forum was down. I was away when it happened. Thank Randall it came back!And davean, presumably.

Hi, mscha! The river is small, thought that river is pretty non-riverish as rivers go. If you know what I mean.

Glad you posted the donut, Zooman, it was well deserved. Even GLR can't run with impunity. In fact, I'll see your donut and raise you a punsaw: Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:32 am UTC
by addams
Can you see The Moon??
It's So pretty.

1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np981

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:10 am UTC
by mscha
NUNGAYS...
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.
(Colorization by mscha.)

Replay Time live here!

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:I THINK I PREFER TO THINK OF VATICAN MILLINER'S PERFECT CUSTOMER-NEWPIXTING AS A THING.

-- posted by oldpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:57 am UTC
by ucim
svenman wrote:molpish six thousand to you!
and a molpish Ninth Power to you! May your tenth power come like unto a raptor!

And thank you Zooman for the molpish six thousand cake. I didn't even know they made them! :)

I'm glad the AotC is still being appreciated - thanks svenman, Zooman, mscha, and June Bug! Yes, it's still running, and it will run as long as the thread does! (Well, I suppose my own demise might put an end to that particular Holy Book, but no doubt other Holy Books will arise. A thousand lifetimes is a long Time.)

addams wrote:No one noticed?
The Forum was gone.
Then; It came back.
I noticed. I even checked the Mustard Lamp, but alas, it had mustard so I followed the First Commandment. Had it gone on for too much Time, I would have used the mirrors. Hopefully, they don't break when I look upon them!

And yes, I did notice the moon - it was quite pretty. And I thought of the denizens of the Secret Base thereon. May they make peace with the sea. That would be big.

I also wanted to express the thrill I got from the reposting of one of ggh;s colorizations here - it's a fave.

And there was other stuff I wanted to say but was... well, Time is kind of timey wimey, so let's leave it at that. :)

Jose