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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
by partingLance
Valiant Cookie wrote:
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?


Speaking of which, has anyone else here seen The Land That Time Forgot? The 1975 theatrical version, I mean (apparently there was a recent straight-to-video remake).

I'm sure I liked it at the time and am almost equally sure I'd find it laughable trash -- or worse yet, dull trash -- now. The poster, though, has a curiously 1950s look, which holds out some mind of promise for the better class of trash.

EDIT: to substitute link to immobile IMDB page for previous abomination.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:46 pm UTC
by AionArap
partingLance wrote:
Valiant Cookie wrote:
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?


Speaking of which, has anyone else here seen The Land That Time Forgot? The 1975 theatrical version, I mean (apparently there was a recent straight-to-video remake).

I'm sure I liked it at the time and am almost equally sure I'd find it laughable trash -- or worse yet, dull trash -- now. The poster, though, has a curiously 1950s look, which holds out some mind of promise for the better class of trash.


Classy trash?

Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:53 pm UTC
by jrpstonecarver
289 Pages in here so far. Randall, what hath thou wrought?

But in light of there being a developing religion (or three?) in here, and fully acknowledging that I have not - and never will - read the entire backlog - I wonder: Has anyone thought to create a place to register predictions about how 1190 is going to end? So they can be tested?

Perhaps one of these new religions wants to write scripture in advance and then (possibly) write apologetic tracts later if their holy predictions turn out to be wrong?

Or maybe it could be more like betting on the outcome of some sporting event. But who would judge such a thing and decide which answer is best?

Anyway... I stand in awe, and will watch from the sidelines during the coming religious wars.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
by Flado
ChronosDragon wrote:
edo wrote:
Speaking as an outsider (to the religion, not an "Outsider"), since there hasn't been a female Pope, it's hard to tell. Would they be called a Mome? If a Mome and a Pope owned a shop, would it be a Mome and Pope shop?

The if the knights are of the Eastern church, they will be welcomed by the Western Paradox Church, (who will no doubt shun them.)



Au contraire, a quick google search for "female pope" reveals Pope Joan, who may or may not be fictional but nevertheless proves that Pope is a genderless title.

Sadly, that Joan is a "Popess", proving the genderfullness of the "title". Of course, keeping in mind that to this day there are no female Catholic priests, "Popess" appears to be contradiction in terms, which places it squarely in the realm of the Western Paradox Church. Therefore, if anybody should name Popesses, that shouldn't be our Patriarch (i.e., me).

Speaking of which, nobody isn't unwelcome in our church, even Knights Temporal, whom we otherwise revere.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:02 pm UTC
by AionArap
Image

He's getting the box.

EDIT: Also, it's been a while since we had one of these: Wiki bump

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:04 pm UTC
by FayZee
AionArap wrote:Image

FayZee wrote:My guesss is that Megan and Cueball are going to launch themselves from their respective Diving Boards and utterly demolish all their hard work, and have a Whale of a Time.

Looks to me like he's climbing up ready to make that dive.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:05 pm UTC
by Whizbang
I predict at least one Crane Kick stance.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:07 pm UTC
by FayZee
AionArap wrote:Image

He's getting the box.

The box contains Sand Diving gear.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
by azule
Damnit, they silently communicated. Cueball is so fucking whipped! :evil:

But, yes, I was right, she needed Cueball to put his hands on her box. She trusts him with her precious box. lol. (sorry)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
by Clix
He's getting the box.

The box contains Sand Diving gear.

Or maybe some Thumpers

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
by AionArap
FayZee wrote:
AionArap wrote:Image

He's getting the box.

The box contains Sand Diving gear.


Does that mean Cueball will turn into this?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synodus_intermedius
Yikes.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:17 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
FayZee wrote:
AionArap wrote:Image

He's getting the box.

The box contains Sand Diving gear.


But, then... If he's diving in the box, it's probably going to make sounds from Outside a bit, er... muffled, right?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
by macraw83
imagineddragon wrote:++[Initial_TimeStream_Exit]++

Please leave this code as part of the current garble-nexus. I have been on board since the beginning of Time but have only caught bits and pieces of the consciousness bombardment. Outsider pressure has become unbearable, I will need to exit the garble-nexus for at least 45 Outsider Days. Upon my return I will place another marker indicating when I have re-entered the garble-nexus. If my current theories are accurate, I will need to re-enter from the beginning, at a comfortable pace. These two markers will serve as reference points for my research.

Upon reaching this first marker I will place another marker indicating progress.

This might be recognized as a slight variation on methods used by previous Time-Monks. That's OK.

Upon my convergence with the garble-nexus-present-post, evaluation.

Be well, fellow Waiters.


45 Outsider days? But... that's many more Outsider days than have existed since the beginning of Time... how do you know you'll make it that long?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
by AionArap
StratPlayer wrote:
FayZee wrote:
AionArap wrote:Image

He's getting the box.

The box contains Sand Diving gear.


But, then... If he's diving in the box, it's probably going to make sounds from Outside a bit, er... muffled, right?


As long as he keeps the sand out of it...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
by histrion
macraw83 wrote:45 Outsider days? But... that's many more Outsider days than have existed since the beginning of Time... how do you know you'll make it that long?


World ends tomorrow anyway.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:26 pm UTC
by Valarya
AionArap wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
FayZee wrote:
AionArap wrote:Image

He's getting the box.

The box contains Sand Diving gear.


But, then... If he's diving in the box, it's probably going to make sounds from Outside a bit, er... muffled, right?


As long as he keeps the sand out of it...


Maybe they'll be raising something BETWEEN the platforms?! Or the box contains a cancerbaby they will then fling to destroy all Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:26 pm UTC
by KarMann
Wildhound wrote:I hereby spawn a new sect; we call ourselves the Thyme Waiters.

Having misinterpreted the old teachings, we choose to wait for it by serving culinary delights such as Boeuf Bourguignon and Carbonnade Flamande to our grateful guests. Those who join me can look forward to the promise of an always-full stomach and a newfound expertise in creating Bouquet Garni.

I proclaim myself pope, and look forward to eating and waiting with you.

I hope you'll at least do that in the opposite order, and wait with us before eating us. :shock: Eating then waiting would just be weird.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
by Valarya
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.


The little bump isn't on the tiny-version of the castle... is it? The thing that looks like it MIGHT be the tiny bump is actually the far right tower with the flag on top (past the sand/coffee-grounds/semencancerwhatever bridge.) I want to see an enhanced version.

edit: Also, I thought the speculation on where Cueball was adding himself was to the top of the tiny-middle-castle he was currently standing on in the big version. This is getting confusing.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:31 pm UTC
by AionArap
Valarya wrote:
AionArap wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
FayZee wrote:
AionArap wrote:Image

He's getting the box.

The box contains Sand Diving gear.


But, then... If he's diving in the box, it's probably going to make sounds from Outside a bit, er... muffled, right?


As long as he keeps the sand out of it...


Maybe they'll be raising something BETWEEN the platforms?! Or the box contains a cancerbaby they will then fling to destroy all Time.


And for his next trick, he'll be pulling a semencaffeinatedbaconcancerbunny out of the hat box.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:33 pm UTC
by KarMann
Valarya 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.


The little bump isn't on the tiny-version of the castle... is it? The thing that looks like it MIGHT be the tiny bump is actually the far right tower with the flag on top (past the sand/coffee-grounds/semencancerwhatever bridge.) I want to see an enhanced version.

edit: Also, I thought the speculation on where Cueball was adding himself was to the top of the tiny-middle-castle he was currently standing on in the big version. This is getting confusing.

At least most of the miniature-Cueball speculation was based on forgetting the tiny trebuchet in the scale model, and thinking it must be him.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:39 pm UTC
by edo
Flado wrote:
edo wrote:
The if the knights are of the Eastern church, they will be welcomed by the Western Paradox Church, (who will no doubt shun them.)


Speaking of which, nobody isn't unwelcome in our church, even Knights Temporal, whom we otherwise revere.


Sorry your holiness, is the double negative required? And are not all who are revered in our church therefore shunned?

Perhaps I need <Bra|ket> notation to describe the state of the Knights Temporal:

are they (0.707|revered> + 0.707|shunned>) or (0.707|revered> - 0.707|shunned>) ?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
by histrion
KarMann wrote:I hope you'll at least do that in the opposite order, and wait with us before eating us. :shock: Eating then waiting would just be weird.


Why? Once he's eaten you, what else is he gonna do?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
Overwhelming forces from the Outside pulled me away for many newpix. I see the Timewaiters have been very busy.

edo wrote:
Smithers wrote:"We are the knights who say ...... wait for it ...... dery." Hang on, I got that wrong somewhere.


The Knights of Ledgen... wait for it... d.

lmjb1964 wrote:
I'm afraid that, since your first post was in the Externalities thread, you're not eligible for Cardinalship. You could, however, become a bishop, but as I said earlier I won't nominate new bishops today.


D'oh!

I'm sorry, but I hope you will continue waiting with us Timewaiters.


What other choice do I have? What choice do any of us have but to wait?


You can choose who to wait with; you can become a member of the Western Paradox Church, as I did. The Patriarch may still be trebucheting (a lot like cannonizing) Revered Apostates


I suppose I could start my own religion, but that sounds like way too much work. How do I prove myself worthy to be a Revered Apostate? Do bribes work?

fhorn wrote:Liebchen... sweetness heart, what watch?
Ten watch.
Such watch?


Isn't the line "Such much?" Have I been saying it wrong all these years?

I vote for Knights Temporal. To be honest, at this point I'm not sure if that's part of the Eastern Unorthodox Religion, which means that if I'm in the Western Paradox branch I wouldn't have a say. But that's my vote, anyway.

I also think Megan got to the top of the scaffold and realized she left her box (yeah, yeah), and is asking Cueball to bring is to her.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:59 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
And once again posting slows to a crawl as another longpix approaches its end.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
by fhorn
lmjb1964 wrote:Overwhelming forces from the Outside pulled me away for many newpix. I see the Timewaiters have been very busy.

edo wrote:
Smithers wrote:"We are the knights who say ...... wait for it ...... dery." Hang on, I got that wrong somewhere.


The Knights of Ledgen... wait for it... d.

lmjb1964 wrote:
I'm afraid that, since your first post was in the Externalities thread, you're not eligible for Cardinalship. You could, however, become a bishop, but as I said earlier I won't nominate new bishops today.


D'oh!

I'm sorry, but I hope you will continue waiting with us Timewaiters.


What other choice do I have? What choice do any of us have but to wait?


You can choose who to wait with; you can become a member of the Western Paradox Church, as I did. The Patriarch may still be trebucheting (a lot like cannonizing) Revered Apostates


I suppose I could start my own religion, but that sounds like way too much work. How do I prove myself worthy to be a Revered Apostate? Do bribes work?

fhorn wrote:Liebchen... sweetness heart, what watch?
Ten watch.
Such watch?


Isn't the line "Such much?" Have I been saying it wrong all these years?

I vote for Knights Temporal. To be honest, at this point I'm not sure if that's part of the Eastern Unorthodox Religion, which means that if I'm in the Western Paradox branch I wouldn't have a say. But that's my vote, anyway.

I also think Megan got to the top of the scaffold and realized she left her box (yeah, yeah), and is asking Cueball to bring is to her.


I checked a religious text from the Outside, the IMDB, and it indeed says "such much?" - I stand corrected.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
by AionArap
jjjdavidson wrote:And once again posting slows to a crawl as another longpix approaches its end.


Wait for it...

Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
by histrion
Image

EDIT: Ninja'd. Hey, wait, no fair throwing your coat over my head just to save the seat you want! :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:02 pm UTC
by Elmach
histrion wrote:Image

THE SANDCASTLE SHALL RISE HIGHER

Or it will fall into pieces.

This is obvious from the n├╝piks.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:05 pm UTC
by macraw83
AionArap wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:And once again posting slows to a crawl as another longpix approaches its end.


Wait for it...

Image


What are they raising? Is it a banner? Are they lifting the entire castle to protect it from the tides? (Unlikely given the expected weight of the material of the castle and the strength of a few stick figures, but you never know...)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
by AionArap
histrion wrote:Image

EDIT: Ninja'd. Hey, wait, no fair throwing your coat over my head just to save the seat you want! :D


Would you rather I throw your head over the seat to save my coat? :wink:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:08 pm UTC
by elementropy
fhorn wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:(snip)
fhorn wrote:Liebchen... sweetness heart, what watch?
Ten watch.
Such watch?


Isn't the line "Such much?" Have I been saying it wrong all these years?

(snip)


I checked a religious text from the Outside, the IMDB, and it indeed says "such much?" - I stand corrected.


Scene

I don't think the Americans would notice the difference.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:13 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
macraw83 wrote:
AionArap wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:And once again posting slows to a crawl as another longpix approaches its end.


Wait for it...

Spoiler:
Image


What are they raising? Is it a banner? Are they lifting the entire castle to protect it from the tides? (Unlikely given the expected weight of the material of the castle and the strength of a few stick figures, but you never know...)


I question the compression strength of the poles the platforms are made of. Megan carried them in by herself, so they are certainly light -- are they strong enough to take the load of a full castle made of watersemencoffee-logged sandcoffeeemenatedbabyice?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:13 pm UTC
by flekkie
I think they are raising a panel that says 'The End' or something!

(It has to stop somewhere you know. Dont forget that this is yet the 522nd panel drawn.)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:15 pm UTC
by AionArap
flekkie wrote:I think they are raising a panel that says 'The End' or something!

(It has to stop somewhere you know. Dont forget that this is yet the 522nd panel drawn.)


If anything, it would say "It".

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
by KarMann
StratPlayer wrote:
macraw83 wrote:
AionArap wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:And once again posting slows to a crawl as another longpix approaches its end.

Wait for it...

Spoiler:
Image

What are they raising? Is it a banner? Are they lifting the entire castle to protect it from the tides? (Unlikely given the expected weight of the material of the castle and the strength of a few stick figures, but you never know...)


I question the compression strength of the poles the platforms are made of. Megan carried them in by herself, so they are certainly light -- are they strong enough to take the load of a full castle made of watersemencoffee-logged sandcoffeeemenatedbabyice?

Well, for all we know, they might be made of carbon fiber* or nanotubes or even adamantium or unobtainium. They could be as strong & light as they need to be.

* Not so great in compression as tensile, I suspect, but you get the idea.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
by Valarya
Valarya wrote:
AionArap wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
FayZee wrote:
AionArap wrote:http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/5b1d9b7e2cd58a00112cb6e6998eb2d2fdb402bf3233f607286ebbb5bbd3b720.png

He's getting the box.

The box contains Sand Diving gear.


But, then... If he's diving in the box, it's probably going to make sounds from Outside a bit, er... muffled, right?


As long as he keeps the sand out of it...


Maybe they'll be raising something BETWEEN the platforms?! Or the box contains a cancerbaby they will then fling to destroy all Time.


Oh?! Did I call it? WHAT WILL IT BEEEE?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
by boozledorf
It seems we may be nearing the end of the One True Comic.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
by Drakeesh
flekkie wrote:I think they are raising a panel that says 'The End' or something!

(It has to stop somewhere you know. Dont forget that this is yet the 522nd panel drawn.)


Or One Saying, "Sorry for the Inconvenience"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
by HAL9000
AionArap wrote:
flekkie wrote:I think they are raising a panel that says 'The End' or something!

(It has to stop somewhere you know. Dont forget that this is yet the 522nd panel drawn.)


If anything, it would say "It".

That's what I thought of too. It does look like a banner.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:21 pm UTC
by Wildhound
I can say with complete confidence that it won't end here. The rising tide has yet to have an impact and I am certain The One True Comic will not end before it does.