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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:09 pm UTC
by kryton
Dracomax wrote:
jolleychris wrote:So short of reading the last 200 or so pages, what have I missed here?
Did I miss anything revolutionary? I mean besides the fact that when last I looked, a surprisingly comprehensive emerging religion seemed to have formed around this comic... I was going to put time aside make my own holy trebuchet and everything.

Well, the religion split into 2 +1 different sects, formed an inquisition, and is in the process of trying to form a knighthood(I prefer Knights Temporal or Knights(') Watch, myself)

Also, trebuchet are still holy but there is a holy acronym as well.


But who is custodian of the holy handgrenade?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:13 pm UTC
by kryton
Dracomax wrote:
Flado wrote:
kryton wrote:Oh and "My parents' siblings" is genderless, as is "my siblings' kids" which is doubly genderlessless.


ADD: And "My parents' siblings' kids" = my cousins is then triply genderlesslessless?


wasn't cousins already sufficiently genderless?


So My parent's sibling's kid's cousin's becomes quintuplly genderlesslesslesslessless

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:14 pm UTC
by patzer
kryton wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Flado wrote:
kryton wrote:Oh and "My parents' siblings" is genderless, as is "my siblings' kids" which is doubly genderlessless.


ADD: And "My parents' siblings' kids" = my cousins is then triply genderlesslessless?


wasn't cousins already sufficiently genderless?


So My parent's sibling's kid's cousin's becomes quintuplly genderlesslesslesslessless

wasn't "me" already sufficiently genderless?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
by Exodies
jolleychris wrote:So short of reading the last 200 or so pages, what have I missed here?
Did I miss anything revolutionary? I mean besides the fact that when last I looked, a surprisingly comprehensive emerging religion seemed to have formed around this comic... I was going to put time aside make my own holy trebuchet and everything.

Short of reading everything, you've missed nothing. So get on with it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
by Dracomax
patzer wrote:
kryton wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Flado wrote:
kryton wrote:Oh and "My parents' siblings" is genderless, as is "my siblings' kids" which is doubly genderlessless.


ADD: And "My parents' siblings' kids" = my cousins is then triply genderlesslessless?


wasn't cousins already sufficiently genderless?


So My parent's sibling's kid's cousin's becomes quintuplly genderlesslesslesslessless

wasn't "me" already sufficiently genderless?

Well, it could be your brother, sister, or a third parent's siblings children.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:24 pm UTC
by Foarm
kryton wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
jolleychris wrote:So short of reading the last 200 or so pages, what have I missed here?
Did I miss anything revolutionary? I mean besides the fact that when last I looked, a surprisingly comprehensive emerging religion seemed to have formed around this comic... I was going to put time aside make my own holy trebuchet and everything.

Well, the religion split into 2 +1 different sects, formed an inquisition, and is in the process of trying to form a knighthood(I prefer Knights Temporal or Knights(') Watch, myself)

Also, trebuchet are still holy but there is a holy acronym as well.


But who is custodian of the holy handgrenade?

Shouldn't that be the Worm?

Edit: This would make an awesome Worms landscape...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:34 pm UTC
by partingLance
rmsgrey wrote:
kryton wrote:The south never agreed that 'you' as both singular and plural worked.
- "You, go over there"
> "just me or both of us?"
- "I meant y'all go over there"
> "oh, we can do that."


Though I hear reports that "y'all" is now being used as both singular and plural in some places.

How long until "all y'all" follows suit?


In high school, I briefly knew a guy from the US South (though I think he'd ended up in Canada by way of New York). He'd use "y'all" for the singular. We'd be playing baseball, I'd be in right field or someplace, and he'd shout "Y'all! This heah's a heavy hittah, play deep!" This would have been 35 years or so ago.

Valiant Cookie wrote: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...


You're saying we should beware a rift in the Space-Time continuum?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:37 pm UTC
by Dracomax
partingLance wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:
kryton wrote:The south never agreed that 'you' as both singular and plural worked.
- "You, go over there"
> "just me or both of us?"
- "I meant y'all go over there"
> "oh, we can do that."


Though I hear reports that "y'all" is now being used as both singular and plural in some places.

How long until "all y'all" follows suit?


In high school, I briefly knew a guy from the US South (though I think he'd ended up in Canada by way of New York). He'd use "y'all" for the singular. We'd be playing baseball, I'd be in right field or someplace, and he'd shout "Y'all! This heah's a heavy hittah, play deep!" This would have been 35 years or so ago.

Valiant Cookie wrote: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...


You're saying we should beware a rift in the Space-Time continuum?

We could power a TARDIS with that...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Dracomax wrote:
partingLance wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:
kryton wrote:The south never agreed that 'you' as both singular and plural worked.
- "You, go over there"
> "just me or both of us?"
- "I meant y'all go over there"
> "oh, we can do that."


Though I hear reports that "y'all" is now being used as both singular and plural in some places.

How long until "all y'all" follows suit?


In high school, I briefly knew a guy from the US South (though I think he'd ended up in Canada by way of New York). He'd use "y'all" for the singular. We'd be playing baseball, I'd be in right field or someplace, and he'd shout "Y'all! This heah's a heavy hittah, play deep!" This would have been 35 years or so ago.

Valiant Cookie wrote: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...


You're saying we should beware a rift in the Space-Time continuum?

We could power a TARDIS with that...


We're bringing that up again? Sheesh, this thread is getting a little reTARDISed...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
by Dracomax
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
partingLance wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:
kryton wrote:The south never agreed that 'you' as both singular and plural worked.
- "You, go over there"
> "just me or both of us?"
- "I meant y'all go over there"
> "oh, we can do that."


Though I hear reports that "y'all" is now being used as both singular and plural in some places.

How long until "all y'all" follows suit?


In high school, I briefly knew a guy from the US South (though I think he'd ended up in Canada by way of New York). He'd use "y'all" for the singular. We'd be playing baseball, I'd be in right field or someplace, and he'd shout "Y'all! This heah's a heavy hittah, play deep!" This would have been 35 years or so ago.

Valiant Cookie wrote: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...


You're saying we should beware a rift in the Space-Time continuum?

We could power a TARDIS with that...


We're bringing that up again? Sheesh, this thread is getting a little reTARDISed...

as long as it isn't in Cardiff. that would be a recipe for trouble.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:43 pm UTC
by Flado
patzer wrote:
kryton wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Flado wrote:
kryton wrote:Oh and "My parents' siblings" is genderless, as is "my siblings' kids" which is doubly genderlessless.


ADD: And "My parents' siblings' kids" = my cousins is then triply genderlesslessless?


wasn't cousins already sufficiently genderless?


So My parent's sibling's kid's cousin'*s** becomes quintuplly genderlesslesslesslessless

wasn't "me" already sufficiently genderless?

Ah, but you see, my parent's sibling's kid's cousin is not necessarily me. W'all1 kind of form a class with respect to the "my parent's sibling's kid's cousin" relation. The class is somewhat closed, as new members cannot appear easily, but must be made by specific elements strongly outside2 of the class, specifically my parents and my parents' siblings, unless of course they are genderless in which case it is strongly closed and self-contained.
Besides, me not genderless, is I now?

* What has that apostrophe lost there?
** Or the s, for that matter?
1 See what I did here?
2 In most cultures and in recent times, at least

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:44 pm UTC
by partingLance
Never mind the TARDIS, has anyone posted this yet?

"Einstein" on Farscape

If so, tough. It kicked off what is still one of my favourite sequences in an already brilliant show.

EDIT:

elementropy wrote:
mojacardave wrote:
Exodies wrote:Bit of out-of-Time gossip: I ordered some photochromatic jazz sunglasses today. They become more translucent the more light there is. It's like a hipness amplifier.


It may be that I've missed the joke, but based on my understanding of what translucent means, 'more translucent' surely doesn't make sense.
More transparent or more opaque, sure, but translucent is somewhere in the middle...


One wears more-translucent glasses with a shirt sized extra-medium.


I once overheard someone describing my country as "very mediocre." I was tempted to butt in with "well geez, that's something, isn't it?"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:44 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Dracomax wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
partingLance wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:
kryton wrote:The south never agreed that 'you' as both singular and plural worked.
- "You, go over there"
> "just me or both of us?"
- "I meant y'all go over there"
> "oh, we can do that."


Though I hear reports that "y'all" is now being used as both singular and plural in some places.

How long until "all y'all" follows suit?


In high school, I briefly knew a guy from the US South (though I think he'd ended up in Canada by way of New York). He'd use "y'all" for the singular. We'd be playing baseball, I'd be in right field or someplace, and he'd shout "Y'all! This heah's a heavy hittah, play deep!" This would have been 35 years or so ago.

Valiant Cookie wrote: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...


You're saying we should beware a rift in the Space-Time continuum?

We could power a TARDIS with that...


We're bringing that up again? Sheesh, this thread is getting a little reTARDISed...

as long as it isn't in Cardiff. that would be a recipe for trouble.


Although... It does have a castle: http://www.cardiffcastle.com/

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:48 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Dracomax wrote:
jolleychris wrote:So short of reading the last 200 or so pages, what have I missed here?
Did I miss anything revolutionary? I mean besides the fact that when last I looked, a surprisingly comprehensive emerging religion seemed to have formed around this comic... I was going to put time aside make my own holy trebuchet and everything.

Well, the religion split into 2 +1 different sects, formed an inquisition, and is in the process of trying to form a knighthood(I prefer Knights Temporal or Knights(') Watch, myself)

Also, trebuchet are still holy but there is a holy acronym as well.

Add me as another in support of Knights Temporal. Sounds enough like 'templar' while still pertaining to Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:53 pm UTC
by kryton
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
partingLance wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:
kryton wrote:The south never agreed that 'you' as both singular and plural worked.
- "You, go over there"
> "just me or both of us?"
- "I meant y'all go over there"
> "oh, we can do that."


Though I hear reports that "y'all" is now being used as both singular and plural in some places.

How long until "all y'all" follows suit?


In high school, I briefly knew a guy from the US South (though I think he'd ended up in Canada by way of New York). He'd use "y'all" for the singular. We'd be playing baseball, I'd be in right field or someplace, and he'd shout "Y'all! This heah's a heavy hittah, play deep!" This would have been 35 years or so ago.

Valiant Cookie wrote: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...


You're saying we should beware a rift in the Space-Time continuum?

We could power a TARDIS with that...


We're bringing that up again? Sheesh, this thread is getting a little reTARDISed...

as long as it isn't in Cardiff. that would be a recipe for trouble.


Although... It does have a castle: http://www.cardiffcastle.com/


perhaps Cueball and Megan are attempting to construct a TARDIS around the castle to take it out of time/space that the rising caffinatedbabysemencoffeecancerdandrufcrudeoil threatens?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
by SBN
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:05 pm UTC
by mscha
The little white box is apparently not a toolbox, since it wasn't needed to bolt the second set of poles. So, what is it?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:06 pm UTC
by Valiant Cookie
Completion of the fabrication era seems to draw near. Will the era of the box answer some of our questions, or will it remain docile?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
mscha wrote:The little white box is apparently not a toolbox, since it wasn't needed to bolt the second set of poles. So, what is it?


Just some box that Megan borrowed from her friend Pandora. I'm sure nothing bad will come of it...

EDIT: ...and just to be clear, when I allude to Pandora's box, it is not another quim reference.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:20 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Valiant Cookie wrote:Completion of the fabrication era seems to draw near. Will the era of the box answer some of our questions, or will it remain docile?

Hey! No predictive naming! It could be the Age of Raptors for all we know.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
by mewilliamson
mscha wrote:The little white box is apparently not a toolbox, since it wasn't needed to bolt the second set of poles. So, what is it?


no, she's still getting the crosspiece on top of the poles. the sitting on the crosspiece securing it is still in the futuretimes.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:24 pm UTC
by SBN
mewilliamson wrote:
mscha wrote:The little white box is apparently not a toolbox, since it wasn't needed to bolt the second set of poles. So, what is it?


no, she's still getting the crosspiece on top of the poles. the sitting on the crosspiece securing it is still in the futuretimes.


But, surely if she was going to need it for this crosspiece she would have brought it down before moving the ladder.

I thought she brought in two boxes anyway.

Edit: Frames 432 and 443 of The Book of Aubron.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:28 pm UTC
by Valiant Cookie
HAL9000 wrote:
Valiant Cookie wrote:Completion of the fabrication era seems to draw near. Will the era of the box answer some of our questions, or will it remain docile?

Hey! No predictive naming! It could be the Age of Raptors for all we know.

Raptors!? Don't be ridiculous. What is this, the land before time?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
by Whizbang
That little bump/tower she added in 500-502 was added to the model way back in 382. At the time it was speculated that Cueball was adding himself. So, either Megan didn't know what that little bump was supposed to be and so added it to the larger version, or they've been planning this out to some degree.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:35 pm UTC
by kryton
mewilliamson wrote:
mscha wrote:The little white box is apparently not a toolbox, since it wasn't needed to bolt the second set of poles. So, what is it?


no, she's still getting the crosspiece on top of the poles. the sitting on the crosspiece securing it is still in the futuretimes.


Only NewPix will tell.....

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:37 pm UTC
by Febrion
(Very) long Time lurker here, finally coaxing into registering..
I would like to take this opportunity to (informally) put in my formal request for induction into the Order of the Knights Temporal.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:43 pm UTC
by kryton
Whizbang wrote:That little bump/tower she added in 500-502 was added to the model way back in 382. At the time it was speculated that Cueball was adding himself. So, either Megan didn't know what that little bump was supposed to be and so added it to the larger version, or they've been planning this out to some degree.


No, I think that's the tower with the flag on it, the little bump she just added is not on the model.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:56 pm UTC
by Whizbang
kryton wrote:
Whizbang wrote:That little bump/tower she added in 500-502 was added to the model way back in 382. At the time it was speculated that Cueball was adding himself. So, either Megan didn't know what that little bump was supposed to be and so added it to the larger version, or they've been planning this out to some degree.


No, I think that's the tower with the flag on it, the little bump she just added is not on the model.


Went back and watched. You are right. I guess I just get excited or something.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:01 pm UTC
by partingLance
HAL9000 wrote:
Valiant Cookie wrote:Completion of the fabrication era seems to draw near. Will the era of the box answer some of our questions, or will it remain docile?

Hey! No predictive naming! It could be the Age of Raptors for all we know.


Quite right (the proscription on predictive naming, that's to say). Time is like Life*; it can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived (or at least Waited for) forwards.

* Whence, presumably, Time-Life.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
by Exodies
SBN wrote:
mewilliamson wrote:
mscha wrote:The little white box is apparently not a toolbox, since it wasn't needed to bolt the second set of poles. So, what is it?


no, she's still getting the crosspiece on top of the poles. the sitting on the crosspiece securing it is still in the futuretimes.


But, surely if she was going to need it for this crosspiece she would have brought it down before moving the ladder.

I thought she brought in two boxes anyway.

Edit: Frames 432 and 443 of The Book of Aubron.

The two boxes are different. One has handles at each end near the top, the other had to be held at the bottom. When she fixed the first platform in place a couple of pixels were removed from poking out of the box.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
by edo
Image
B/D/Gong

Careful Megan!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:14 pm UTC
by histrion
I thought the little box was actually a bucket that she used to pour something around the base of the posts.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:16 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
edo wrote:
Spoiler:
Image

B/D/Gong

Careful Megan!


Oooohhh, that ladder's going to fall and she's going to be left clinging. Good thing Cueball's on his way back to rescue laugh at her...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
by Flado
Nah, she's just sitting there dangling her feet, (gasp) WAITING FOR IT! The Second Coming? Whose?
ADD: She's one of us, no?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:30 pm UTC
by iisjreg
Wow, looking back at the umwelt thread is so weird now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:42 pm UTC
by tman2nd
I vote for the name "Order of the Knights Temporal" also. Should we make a decision soon?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:46 pm UTC
by AionArap
tman2nd wrote:I vote for the name "Order of the Knights Temporal" also. Should we make a decision soon?


I think we should wait for it...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:51 pm UTC
by HAL9000
AionArap wrote:
tman2nd wrote:I vote for the name "Order of the Knights Temporal" also. Should we make a decision soon?


I think we should wait for it...

We'll need to name ourselves eventually, and it's best to do so before we grow in numbers.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
HAL9000 wrote:
AionArap wrote:
tman2nd wrote:I vote for the name "Order of the Knights Temporal" also. Should we make a decision soon?


I think we should wait for it...

We'll need to name ourselves eventually, and it's best to do so before we grow in numbers.


I already voted for the "Knights Temporal" also. While I would qualify for Cardinalship (having delurked to join the Time thread and having only posted in here), I just don't that kind of cardinal urge needed for the job.

But I could be a hard daze Knight, for sure!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:01 pm UTC
by edo
Image

B/D/Gong