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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:22 pm UTC
by Aariana
HAL9000 wrote:
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.


Hi there, hope it's ok if I add my 2 cents in here. I can see how it would look like a banner, however, for the past 100 images or so, I've been entirely convinced this whole structure has been pulled from a mistranslated version of the Kama Sutra (see Mistranslations, comic #414).

And with that, I shall disappear for another X years.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
by AionArap
Aariana wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
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.


Hi there, hope it's ok if I add my 2 cents in here. I can see how it would look like a banner, however, for the past 100 images or so, I've been entirely convinced this whole structure has been pulled from a mistranslated version of the Kama Sutra (see Mistranslations, comic #414).

And with that, I shall disappear for another X years.


I've been thinking this for the longest Time myself, but I'm still waiting for the skateboard ramp.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
Wildhound wrote: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.


True. Either he'll make it look like the end, then do a tidal-wave copout, or the banner/castelift is simply not the end. I don't think all the talk about the sea and the river has been for nothing...

Besides, Time does not have an end. That's outsider heresy.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:27 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
fhorn wrote:I checked a religious text from the Outside, the IMDB, and it indeed says "such much?" - I stand corrected.


Nice to know that the useless knowledge stored in my head is at least correct.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:27 pm UTC
by histrion
AionArap wrote:
histrion wrote:
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:


On days when my sinuses are really acting up, perhaps I might. Today is not one of those days.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
by partingLance
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?


To be eligible for induction into the Western Paradox Church, you must -- if I understand wrong -- vehemently disclaim any wish to join. Do so with sufficient conviction, and you may in fact find yourself elevated to sit at the left hand of the Patriarch Himself.

boozledorf wrote:It seems we may be nearing the end of the One True Comic.


We may; but of course, it's been said many times, many ways. Therefore, I prefer to cleave to the First and Greatest Commandment, at least for the duration.

EDIT:
But what am I saying (with my blather on the Western Paradox Church, above). My theology is a load of dingoes' kidneys. My would-be paradoxes aren't remotely deserving of the exalted name, but mere contradictions. I'm an unworthy unmember of the Church.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
by udscbt
Valarya wrote:
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?

You have your answer

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:36 pm UTC
by Valarya
udscbt wrote:
Valarya wrote:
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?

You have your answer


Clever. Not-subtle. But clever.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
by Smithers
Eliram wrote: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?

This accurate:
IMG_20130410_202424.jpg

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
by udscbt
I foresee this

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:51 pm UTC
by Ptarr
udscbt wrote:I foresee this

Cute, but I don't believe that time would end with a joke, especially not now.

Given that all this new construction is a reaction to Cueball's statement in Newpix 414, it seems likely that they are building a bigger castle. The two new structures look like towers to me, so I expect them to pull up some kind of "wall" that will join the two structure. As a wall should not be as tall as the towers, so I expect it to end up about as high as the current sand castle.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
by Smithers
Angelastic wrote:
mojacardave wrote:
Dracomax wrote:also, sleepless Knights doesn't work. nobody here sleeps, we coma.


That surely makes sleepless work better?

Indeed. And just after I read that, a song called 'No Rest for the Weary' came up on my iPod which started by mentioning lines in the sand, and went on to mention hourglasses, time drifting past, and greyness and dark. Another one for the hymn book.

Likewise, as people started to talk of knights, Amarok decided to play The Outlandish Knight.
Exodies wrote:
cellocgw 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...


Boring reality from an optical engineer: 'translucent' refers to a material which passes light but does not maintain phase or propagation angle, such as frosted glass. Translucent materials can have a range of absorption (or throughput) values, just as partially transparent materials can. The difference is that transparent materials do not foul up the wavefront. A lens can bend the wavefront (e.g. bring it to focus) but does not cause random scatter. So, yeah, translucent sunglasses would be a bad idea if you want to see where you're going.


Y'all go on as if words have meanings other than those the speaker wants them to have. Let me put it another way: the glasses let less light through the less light there is. Now do you see the futility of it? Good.
Don't they sound wonderful?

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.'

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:57 pm UTC
by Flado
edo wrote:
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>) ?

Where I come from, linguistically, double, triple, and generally n-ple negatives are required by law.
Also, the <Bra|ket> notation is herewith anathemized, as I am too lazy to look up its meaning. I suspect it has something to do with superposition, in which case I'd like it and therefore again: ANATHEMA!
And least and not last - Revered Apostate edo will be overseeing Western Paradox Church business while the Patriarch transcends. We have a vacancy for a Transcedental Imaginator. Bribe edo. And don't.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
by udscbt
Image
DONG! Bridge?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
by histrion
EDIT: Ninja'd again! :o

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
by boozledorf
Well weren't we taken for fools...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:07 pm UTC
by SBN
Roia wrote:I'm confused at what FTFY means. I thought it was 'Fixed that for you' but now I'm not so sure.


That is what it means, but the 'fixed' part seems to be sarcastic most of the time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:35 pm UTC
by buffygirl
cmyk wrote:I added a more appropriate soundtrack, now that we're beginning to understand the deeper meaning behind the veneer of this comic's format. Please take a moment to find a more tranquil state of mind before viewing.

Link to video here, (frames 0—490 so far).

FABULOUS!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:43 pm UTC
by squonk
boozledorf wrote:It seems we may be nearing the end of the One True Comic.


Congratulations! You are the one millionth person to make that call!

Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:45 pm UTC
by macraw83
buffygirl wrote:
cmyk wrote:I added a more appropriate soundtrack, now that we're beginning to understand the deeper meaning behind the veneer of this comic's format. Please take a moment to find a more tranquil state of mind before viewing.

Link to video here, (frames 0—490 so far).

FABULOUS!


I had particularly enjoyed the subtle addition of the T-Rex to the background, and later the foreground. I will now patiently Wait (for it) for further updates as more TimeFrames pass.

squonk wrote:
boozledorf wrote:It seems we may be nearing the end of the One True Comic.


Congratulations! You are the one millionth person to make that call!

Image


What does he win?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:46 pm UTC
by Charm Quark
Flado wrote:
edo wrote:
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>) ?

Where I come from, linguistically, double, triple, and generally n-ple negatives are required by law.
Also, the <Bra|ket> notation is herewith anathemized, as I am too lazy to look up its meaning. I suspect it has something to do with superposition, in which case I'd like it and therefore again: ANATHEMA!
And least and not last - Revered Apostate edo will be overseeing Western Paradox Church business while the Patriarch transcends. We have a vacancy for a Transcedental Imaginator. Bribe edo. And don't.


I must admit, when physicists use <Bra|ket> notation to find the expectation value of my hamiltonian...it turns me on a little.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:55 pm UTC
by VeloCityGirl
Cueball climbed the ladder (purportedly to get the box) with the ladder turned sideways -- doesn't that imply a third dimension?


______________________________________________
Awaiting a sig from the future

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:59 pm UTC
by vvn
The lintel on the second construct looked wider when Megan was raising it. Is it possible that the plank width is larger than it appears?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by RobIrr
buffygirl wrote:
cmyk wrote:I added a more appropriate soundtrack, now that we're beginning to understand the deeper meaning behind the veneer of this comic's format. Please take a moment to find a more tranquil state of mind before viewing.

Link to video here, (frames 0—490 so far).

FABULOUS!


Seconded...!


Oh, yes..
Image


Edit to avoid a double-post:
vvn wrote:The lintel on the second construct looked wider when Megan was raising it. Is it possible that the plank width is larger than it appears?


The centre one looks longer in the latest frame than it did in the previous, too. Maybe the poles are not actually all in a line, but at the four corners of a rectangle, and we are therefore not seeing it side-on. We're getting glimpses of things from all sort of different angles, hence the apparent changing of size..

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
by SBN
vvn wrote:The lintel on the second construct looked wider when Megan was raising it. Is it possible that the plank width is larger than it appears?


But the poles never look any wider. I think what we're dealing with here is the SFD. Stick-Figure Dimension. It's not 2D, it's not 3D, it's some combination of the two. (I keep envisioning an ant farm.)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:05 pm UTC
by vvn
While I agree that this is a 3D world.. If it was a 2D world, wouldn't sand be unpermeable?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
by Roia
We have knights now?! Can I be one???

Also, yay, the castles gonna get higher!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:13 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
buffygirl wrote:
cmyk wrote:I added a more appropriate soundtrack, now that we're beginning to understand the deeper meaning behind the veneer of this comic's format. Please take a moment to find a more tranquil state of mind before viewing.

Link to video here, (frames 0—490 so far).

FABULOUS!


This made my day.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:25 pm UTC
by KarMann
buffygirl wrote:
cmyk wrote:I added a more appropriate soundtrack, now that we're beginning to understand the deeper meaning behind the veneer of this comic's format. Please take a moment to find a more tranquil state of mind before viewing.

Link to video here, (frames 0—490 so far).

FABULOUS!

I was really wondering, when I watched that while catching up from coma, why nobody had said a thing about it at the time. Sadly, by the time I had caught up, it had slipped my mind. :(

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:37 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Roia wrote:We have knights now?! Can I be one???

Also, yay, the castles gonna get higher!

I'd say that interest in the Knights Temporal is reaching the point where we should be officially established.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:37 pm UTC
by Smithers
Knights Temporal totally has my vote. Also, can I be one?

Unrelated: http://smithers.net63.net/downloads/time-50.gif, http://smithers.net63.net/downloads/time-10-100.gif and
sealevel.png
have been updated.

Even less related:
IMG_20130410_202512.jpg

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:48 pm UTC
by Caswallon
Knights Temporal!

Although, I would much prefer to be clergy :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:49 pm UTC
by edo
Flado wrote:
edo wrote:
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>) ?

Where I come from, linguistically, double, triple, and generally n-ple negatives are required by law.
Also, the <Bra|ket> notation is herewith anathemized, as I am too lazy to look up its meaning. I suspect it has something to do with superposition, in which case I'd like it and therefore again: ANATHEMA!
And least and not last - Revered Apostate edo will be overseeing Western Paradox Church business while the Patriarch transcends. We have a vacancy for a Transcedental Imaginator. Bribe edo. And don't.


Whooo Hooo!

lmjb1964 wrote: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?


You must provide a paradox to be worthy, however, no one can deem your paradox' worthiness*. Bribes work only on the uncorrupt members of the Apostate, so bribes will not work on me (PM me your bitcoins). If you just want to join, I can shun you as an unbeliever. Shun! Shun! SHUNNNNNNNN! you are now Transcedental Imaginator of the Western Paradox Church.

* the apostrophe police can stick it.

HAL9000 wrote:The two churches are Eastern Unorthodox and Western Paradox, correct?
Also, Eastern Unorthodox is the one that counts buffygirl and Helper among their members, yes?


As there are three leaders of the churches of Time (Pope Helper, Patriarch Flado, and Space-Pope Kryton), yes, there can be no more than two churches.

As there are no cardinals in the Western Paradox Church, we embrace Cardinal Buffygirl as member until such time that she converts to our religion.

partingLance wrote:
EDIT:
But what am I saying (with my blather on the Western Paradox Church, above). My theology is a load of dingoes' kidneys. My would-be paradoxes aren't remotely deserving of the exalted name, but mere contradictions. I'm an unworthy unmember of the Church.


PartingLance - you have be razed to High Holy Heretic. Rise up to kneel before the Creator.

Smithers wrote:Knights Temporal totally has my vote. Also, can I be one?

Unrelated: http://smithers.net63.net/downloads/time-50.gif, http://smithers.net63.net/downloads/time-10-100.gif and
sealevel.png
have been updated.

Even less related: Image


So are you going to make 523+ variations of those shirts and change them every newpix?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:56 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
Smithers wrote:Knights Temporal totally has my vote. Also, can I be one?

Unrelated: http://smithers.net63.net/downloads/time-50.gif, http://smithers.net63.net/downloads/time-10-100.gif and
sealevel.png
have been updated.

Even less related:
IMG_20130410_202512.jpg


Shirts :shock:

A noble effort to convert outsiders, but I fear they may scorn it as "too obscure"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
by spamjam
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Smithers wrote:Knights Temporal totally has my vote. Also, can I be one?

Unrelated: http://smithers.net63.net/downloads/time-50.gif, http://smithers.net63.net/downloads/time-10-100.gif and
sealevel.png
have been updated.

Even less related:
IMG_20130410_202512.jpg

This is an excellent shirt. I would buy it.
Well, I would if it were available, and available in white-on-black.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by Caswallon
SBN wrote:
vvn wrote:The lintel on the second construct looked wider when Megan was raising it. Is it possible that the plank width is larger than it appears?


But the poles never look any wider. I think what we're dealing with here is the SFD. Stick-Figure Dimension. It's not 2D, it's not 3D, it's some combination of the two. (I keep envisioning an ant farm.)


From what it looks like over the last 3 frames, the raised plank increased first 17% in length, then another 2%.

Although my measurements could be skewed by the pixels of their knees/feet.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:08 pm UTC
by edo
Bumping the Dong1:
spamjam wrote:Image

1 I hear that this is illegal in some states.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:19 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
edo wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote: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?


You must provide a paradox to be worthy, however, no one can deem your paradox' worthiness*. Bribes work only on the uncorrupt members of the Apostate, so bribes will not work on me (PM me your bitcoins). If you just want to join, I can shun you as an unbeliever. Shun! Shun! SHUNNNNNNNN! you are now Transcedental Imaginator of the Western Paradox Church.

Huzzah! I'm glad I'm a Transcendental Imaginator and not a Transgendered Imaginator. Don't want to stir up the gendered pronouns discussion again.

partingLance wrote:
EDIT:
But what am I saying (with my blather on the Western Paradox Church, above). My theology is a load of dingoes' kidneys. My would-be paradoxes aren't remotely deserving of the exalted name, but mere contradictions. I'm an unworthy unmember of the Church.


All hail the holy dingoes' kidneys! Or maybe just dingo kidneys (going back to the door lock/door's lock discussion).

And I want that shirt.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:21 pm UTC
by htom
I keep having these ideas that go nowhere. A proscenium with wings, the small castle construct being the set, in which they'll enact some form of comedy?