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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:58 am UTC
by Tritaia
I have been lurking here since the beginning of time (and in the vicinity for years prior) but I never felt compelled to join. No, wait, I was compelled to join during the 370th frame, when I was certain that Cueball was building a giant breast. However, this needle-pulling thingy, having spawned its own religion, seemed rather puritanical at the time. Now, since I have seen a few (albeit strange) references to rule 34, I feel I must delurk, simply to share this:

Megan has built a little man; he is waiting for a boat.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:02 am UTC
by VeloCityGirl
*gazes around in wonder at the fora*
*GASP*

Cardinal me.

Or is that rude?

_________________________________________
Awaiting sig from the future

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:09 am UTC
by elementropy
fhorn wrote:Liebchen... sweetness heart, what watch?
Ten watch.
Such watch?

You will get along beautiful in America.

Temporal-flux Edit:

Blitzgirl: thought you'd enjoy this:

elementropy wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:<snip>Speaking of which, it is Time for me to keep traversing the thread of Time. I have newpages to go before I coma.

With apologies to Robert Frost:
Spoiler:
"Stopping by Fora on a Caffeinatedcancerbaby Evening"
Whose fora these are I think I know.
His work is on the comic though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his frames fill up with snow(/sand/cancerbabycoffeeetcetera).

My little browser must think it queer
To stop without a lastpage near
Between the sea and unknown lake(I mean, river)
The tallest pixels yet to appear.

It gives its "loading" icon a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of pixel'd sand-slash-downy flake.

The fora are quirky, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And newpages to go before I coma,
And newpages to go before I coma.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:12 am UTC
by fhorn
elementropy wrote:
fhorn wrote:Liebchen... sweetness heart, what watch?
Ten watch.
Such watch?

You will get along beautiful in America.


:D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:24 am UTC
by PhoenixRising
Image

Don't think anybody posted it yet...

Looks like she's working on the second set of poles. Another set of scaffolding(?) perhaps? In which case, that little wall she just built could simply be to delay the flood rather than prevent it entirely. She just needs a little more Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:24 am UTC
by cout
Latent22 wrote:Looks like she is doing a wall to block off the rising water. It's going to have to be strong to hold back anything...


Perhaps.

Or perhaps that's a container of sea water and she's going to pour it into the water purification device she's been building.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:29 am UTC
by partingLance
PhoenixRising wrote:She just needs a little more Time.


Don't we all. Like the man said, even Jesus wanted just a little more Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:31 am UTC
by vvn
I tried to post the current universe (next image), but as a cardinal-candidate, I am not allowed....

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:33 am UTC
by PhoenixRising
vvn wrote:I tried to post the current universe (next image), but as a cardinal-candidate, I am not allowed....


No worries, I got that one. :D

We're still in LongPix, right? (New image at the top of every Outsider hour?)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:34 am UTC
by HAL9000
vvn wrote:I tried to post the current universe (next image), but as a cardinal-candidate, I am not allowed....

I'll do it for you.
[img]EDIT: wait, what?[img]

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:35 am UTC
by Elmach
PhoenixRising wrote:
vvn wrote:I tried to post the current universe (next image), but as a cardinal-candidate, I am not allowed....


No worries, I got that one. :D

We're still in LongPix, right? (New image at the top of every Outsider hour?)

Yes, the nüpiks to Outsider time ratio is still one every Outsider hour.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:39 am UTC
by PhoenixRising
Elmach wrote:
PhoenixRising wrote:
vvn wrote:I tried to post the current universe (next image), but as a cardinal-candidate, I am not allowed....


No worries, I got that one. :D

We're still in LongPix, right? (New image at the top of every Outsider hour?)

Yes, the nüpiks to Outsider time ratio is still one every Outsider hour.


Thanks. I'll probably stick around until the next Newpic, then go coma. (If I stay longer than that, please DDoS me into submission. My IP is 127.0.0.1. Thx! Also, mandatory reference. Mostly thinking of the titletext here.)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:00 am UTC
by spamjam
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:01 am UTC
by PhoenixRising
Spoiler:
Image


Ninja'd.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:02 am UTC
by Latent22
PhoenixRising wrote:
Looks like she's working on the second set of poles. Another set of scaffolding(?) perhaps? In which case, that little wall she just built could simply be to delay the flood rather than prevent it entirely. She just needs a little more Time.


Yeah looks like she is working on setting up the next platform. It needed both of them to pull up the last one so I would expect his return soon.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:33 am UTC
by Eternal Density
KarMann wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:Our chief weapon is waiting, and watching.

That's two weapons.
Our two weapons are waiting, watching, and fanciful speculation.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:34 am UTC
by macraw83
Eternal Density wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:Our chief weapon is waiting, and watching.

That's two weapons.
Our two weapons are waiting, watching, and fanciful speculation.


Wait, no, that's...

Screw it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:35 am UTC
by Mikeski
That little wall isn't going to do much good if it's made of sand. Or anything else.

I used to live in a place that used permanent earthen dikes against seasonal river flooding. Useful dikes are much wider than they are tall (the "yo' mama" joke goes here), else the water pressure wrecks them pretty quickly.

That thing she built might last a short while against wave action (which we haven't yet seen). It won't do a thing (other than collapse) if water starts "leaning" on it.

But even if it was wide on top and had 3:1 slopes, it wouldn't stop a tide. If you've ever dug a hole on a beach, it'll fill with water up to the "tide level" pretty quickly, unless you're way way back from the waterline. Sand is too porous to stop water. "Sand filters" are a thing.

That means she can't put anything between the castle and water to stop it. Even if she builds a concrete floodwall, the tide will just soak up through the sand where the castle is sitting, unless she digs down to a non-sand layer...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:36 am UTC
by Kabuthunk
Wow, this topic went in some new directions since I was last here. Evidently I qualify for being a Cardinal now, since not only did I register to the forum purely for this comic, but thus far this comic topic is the only thread I've posted in :P.

Although my ridiculously long ago prediction of this running for a full year is almost looking less unlikely. Almost.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:38 am UTC
by Eternal Density
macraw83 wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:Our chief weapon is waiting, and watching.

That's two weapons.
Our two weapons are waiting, watching, and fanciful speculation.


Wait, no, that's...

Screw it.
Our three weapons are waiting, watching, fanciful speculation, and an almost fanatical devotion to Pope Helper the first.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:40 am UTC
by Kabuthunk
Kabuthunk wrote:Wow, this topic went in some new directions since I was last here. Evidently I qualify for being a Cardinal now, since not only did I register to the forum purely for this comic, but thus far this comic topic is the only thread I've posted in :P.

Although my ridiculously long ago prediction of this running for a full year is almost looking less unlikely. Almost.


Oh wow, decided to click on my name, looks like my first post was back on page 12. Huh... thought it was closer to 25 or something.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:41 am UTC
by PhoenixRising
Eternal Density wrote:
macraw83 wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:Our chief weapon is waiting, and watching.

That's two weapons.
Our two weapons are waiting, watching, and fanciful speculation.


Wait, no, that's...

Screw it.
Our three weapons are waiting, watching, fanciful speculation, and an almost fanatical devotion to Pope Helper the first.


Who seems to have gone mia. :? Does your last weapon still count? (Also, I'm pretty sure you're supposed to let somebody else try reciting your weapon list now)

Spoiler:
Nobody expects a rack and gallows in a sandcastle! But look at all that pretty scaffolding... :twisted:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:47 am UTC
by Kabuthunk
Hmm... I wonder if perhaps they're building scaffolding and are going to attempt to raise the castle up above high-tide level. Like they worked a big board or something under the entire castle structure, and will soon use ropes or some such to haul it up off the ground.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:57 am UTC
by Exodies
Kabuthunk wrote:Hmm... I wonder if perhaps they're building scaffolding and are going to attempt to raise the castle up above high-tide level. Like they worked a big board or something under the entire castle structure, and will soon use ropes or some such to haul it up off the ground.

If the next TimeFrames show that to be false, I won't believe my eyes.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:02 am UTC
by Eternal Density
PhoenixRising wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:Our three weapons are waiting, watching, fanciful speculation, and an almost fanatical devotion to Pope Helper the first.


Who seems to have gone mia. :? Does your last weapon still count? (Also, I'm pretty sure you're supposed to let somebody else try reciting your weapon list now)

Spoiler:
Nobody expects a rack and gallows in a sandcastle! But look at all that pretty scaffolding... :twisted:
No, it goes to "Amongst our weaponry are such elements as waiting, wat... I'll come in again." And then goes through it again but with nice red uniforms and then it's someone else's turn to say it. Like this:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:04 am UTC
by spamjam
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:05 am UTC
by Eternal Density
Yay, more construction!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:13 am UTC
by Davidy
Why is Queball such a slacker? Megan does about 95% of the work.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:14 am UTC
by Latent22
Looks like she is trying to pull up the next bit all on her own.

My guess is that the expanded time scale of this universe means that she is effectively much stronger than people in the outside universe. Much like small insects have a higher strength to weight ratios than bigger animals.

Also we can prove this by looking at the impulse applied by any action she does http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impulse_%28physics%29
Impulse is a force over time and so as the amount of time is longer here the impulse will be larger and she will be able to effectively move bigger objects even though the force she can exert is the same as normal.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:17 am UTC
by Exodies
Davidy wrote:Why is Queball such a slacker? Megan does about 95% of the work.

Only 15% of statistical claims use a made up percentage figure.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:24 am UTC
by elementropy
Exodies wrote:
Davidy wrote:Why is Queball such a slacker? Megan does about 95% of the work.

Only 15% of statistical claims use a made up percentage figure.

At least 50% of commenters referencing the first post quoted above believe that the percentage of made-up figures is potentially much higher.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:26 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
Latent22 wrote:Looks like she is trying to pull up the next bit all on her own.

My guess is that the expanded time scale of this universe means that she is effectively much stronger than people in the outside universe. Much like small insects have a higher strength to weight ratios than bigger animals.

Also we can prove this by looking at the impulse applied by any action she does http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impulse_%28physics%29
Impulse is a force over time and so as the amount of time is longer here the impulse will be larger and she will be able to effectively move bigger objects even though the force she can exert is the same as normal.


But if it's force OVER time, i.e. dividing by time, as the denominator got larger, wouldn't the result become smaller? Unless the numerator was also getting larger (e.g. as time became slower, Megan also ~somehow~ became stronger)

Maybe it's both on a smaller scale, and over a longer timescale, so it effectively evens out.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:29 am UTC
by Valiant Cookie
He may be slow, but it was Cueball that initiated the molding of the mound into the recursive model.

I hypothesize that Megan is the representative of Time, and Cueball the representative of Space. Just as Cueball made it so that scene would repeat itself forever, so is Megan constructing the structure and sea wall so that time will never end. As long as they work together the universe goes on, but if they were to get into an arguement, wait for it...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:01 am UTC
by tman2nd
Image
The other board's going up.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:10 am UTC
by Latent22
ChronosDragon wrote:
Latent22 wrote:Looks like she is trying to pull up the next bit all on her own.

My guess is that the expanded time scale of this universe means that she is effectively much stronger than people in the outside universe. Much like small insects have a higher strength to weight ratios than bigger animals.

Also we can prove this by looking at the impulse applied by any action she does http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impulse_%28physics%29
Impulse is a force over time and so as the amount of time is longer here the impulse will be larger and she will be able to effectively move bigger objects even though the force she can exert is the same as normal.


But if it's force OVER time, i.e. dividing by time, as the denominator got larger, wouldn't the result become smaller? Unless the numerator was also getting larger (e.g. as time became slower, Megan also ~somehow~ became stronger)

Maybe it's both on a smaller scale, and over a longer timescale, so it effectively evens out.


yeah sorry an impulse is not a force over time its an integral of a force with respect to time. Impulse = Force * (Delta) Time.

Example: If you push ball with a constant force of 10 Newtons for 5 seconds then the impulse which is basically the amount of momentum you have given to make the ball move will be J = 10 * 5 = 50. If you pushed the ball for 20 seconds instead it would be J = 10 * 20 = 200 which would make the ball move further . So the longer you push the more momentum you give to the ball and the further it will move. If the time scale is different in this universe then also the amount of momentum you apply to objects will also increase.

A problem this theory does raise is that gravity force would also be multiplied out by this as well. This doesn't stop you lifting bigger weights though because she would be so much stronger to over come this. However balls or trebuchet ammo etc would fall out of the sky a lot faster because of this extra momentum. They would also be much more damaging...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:14 am UTC
by Exodies
We've discussed the 'river' being on land and in the sea, but we missed another possibility see rivers in the sky

"Extreme floods around the world could have a common cause – mysterious great rivers of water that gush through the atmosphere"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:18 am UTC
by Eternal Density
Exodies wrote:We've discussed the 'river' being on land and in the sea, but we missed another possibility see rivers in the sky

"Extreme floods around the world could have a common cause – mysterious great rivers of water that gush through the atmosphere"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:21 am UTC
by tman2nd
Are we going to have a vote on the name of the knightly order being created?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:28 am UTC
by Eternal Density
tman2nd wrote:Are we going to have a vote on the name of the knightly order being created?

No, because The Knights of DeLorean are clearly the best suggestion yet.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:31 am UTC
by Eliram
I wonder, if you guys take a blank sheet of paper and try to draw the three sandcastles (MEMORY ONLY, WITHOUT LOOKING!), how accurate will that be?