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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
by HAL9000
elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:If river is River, then who is Sea?


An old man.

I wish to be dazzled by the creativity of the Exalted Haberdasher when challenged to produce a hat worthy of wearing to brunch.

I must thank you for introducing me to Monsterpiece Theater through your repeated references to it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
by tman2nd
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
After careful consideration, I must proclaim herewith that I am not, and have never been, a Sandmason.

What, are you hallucinating again?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:14 pm UTC
by descor
tman2nd wrote:
Spoiler:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
spamjam wrote:[img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/814c02bb674cf79bfe5140fc56b7e3e2bc429547d8b254a6ae9382e0869975e9
.png[/img]


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


Superb exercise in fence-sitting. I wish I could master your indecisiveness.1

1At least I think I do.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
by Elmach
He decrenelated nothing. Nothing was decrenelated. What was thought to be a decrenelated wall was a pile of semëncancërcoffeëbabië behind the semëncancërcoffeëbabië wall, as revealed last nüpiks.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
by SBN
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:25 pm UTC
by AionArap
jjjdavidson wrote:After careful consideration, I must proclaim herewith that I am not, and have never been, a Sandmason.

What, are you hallucinating again?


Eeeexcellent!! Now fill it up with petroleum distillate, and revulcanize my tires, post-haste! Umm, I mean send me all your money.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
by tman2nd
SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.

That would be an interesting test of our faith.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:29 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Proposed insignia for the Knights Temporal.
Spoiler:
KnightsTemporal.png

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.


Interesting thought....

I would be happy with an End-of-Time that loops or one with a specific punchline, determined by Lord Randall. I just hope it doesn't degrade in comic entropy or simply fizzle out. That would be hard not to have the resolution. It would be like

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:35 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
HAL9000 wrote:Proposed insignia for the Knights Temporal.
Spoiler:
KnightsTemporal.png


Excellent! I vote aye!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
by olcaddy
boozledorf wrote:Apologies for the double-post
The far left edge of the sand has a tiny, tiny slope upwards (present in both this one and the previous frame). I think this means that there's more to the sand castle than we see.


Image

Also where is the missing vertical feature from the mini scene? I printed out this whole forum post and handed it out to a village. None of them found reference to this missing feature.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
by HAL9000
olcaddy wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Apologies for the double-post
The far left edge of the sand has a tiny, tiny slope upwards (present in both this one and the previous frame). I think this means that there's more to the sand castle than we see.


Image

Also where is the missing vertical feature from the mini scene? I printed out this whole forum post and handed it out to a village. None of them found reference to this missing feature.

The original trebuchet, which has since been moved.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:46 pm UTC
by PhoenixRising
StratPlayer wrote:
Interesting thought....

I would be happy with an End-of-Time that loops or one with a specific punchline, determined by Lord Randall. I just hope it doesn't degrade in comic entropy or simply fizzle out. That would be hard not to have the resolution. It would be like


(

Edit: snipped instead of spoilered, because apparently spoilering from a phone is too hard.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
by SBN
olcaddy wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Apologies for the double-post
The far left edge of the sand has a tiny, tiny slope upwards (present in both this one and the previous frame). I think this means that there's more to the sand castle than we see.


Spoiler:
Image


Also where is the missing vertical feature from the mini scene? I printed out this whole forum post and handed it out to a village. None of them found reference to this missing feature.


I believe that's the mini-trebuchet.

Edited to fix tag nesting.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
by tman2nd
StratPlayer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Proposed insignia for the Knights Temporal.
Spoiler:
KnightsTemporal.png


Excellent! I vote aye!

And I second that aye!

What is real?

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
by Davidy
Why has no one come up with a reasonable explanation of how the platform/boards/ballisters/railings/bucket/sand/cueball/who-knows-what-else are so securely balanced on four linearly placed vertical posts without falling over? If there weren't apparent movement behind the castles (has it been determined whether the platform is behind the castles, or in front of them?), the balancing act would lend credence to the theory that this is flat world. On the other hand, if it was flat world, various things like Cueball, Megan, the boards and the ladder wouldn't be seen as different from the front and side views; they would only have one view. And a flat trebuchet wouldn't work. OK, so it's 3-D and the actors here have a sense of balance worthy of the best Ringlling Brothers act. But, notice the ladder; when the platform was first being built, Cueball placed the ladder edge-on to us. In that position, they were unable to reach it from atop the platform. It has been repositioned now flat to us and leaning on the same pole as before. In this position, the top of the ladder is actually further from the edge of the platform than it was before, yet the platform is now somehow accessible? I think we're left with the only conclusion - none of this is real. It's just a made up comic world with no reality. Oh sure, there are those of you who will profess that the Lord works in mysterious ways. That may be but even mysterious ways have some grounding in logic, physics and reality.

Meh!

Re: What is real?

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Davidy wrote:Why has no one come up with a reasonable explanation of how the platform/boards/ballisters/railings/bucket/sand/cueball/who-knows-what-else are so securely balanced on four linearly placed vertical posts without falling over? If there weren't apparent movement behind the castles (has it been determined whether the platform is behind the castles, or in front of them?), the balancing act would lend credence to the theory that this is flat world. On the other hand, if it was flat world, various things like Cueball, Megan, the boards and the ladder wouldn't be seen as different from the front and side views; they would only have one view. And a flat trebuchet wouldn't work. OK, so it's 3-D and the actors here have a sense of balance worthy of the best Ringlling Brothers act. But, notice the ladder; when the platform was first being built, Cueball placed the ladder edge-on to us. In that position, they were unable to reach it from atop the platform. It has been repositioned now flat to us and leaning on the same pole as before. In this position, the top of the ladder is actually further from the edge of the platform than it was before, yet the platform is now somehow accessible? I think we're left with the only conclusion - none of this is real. It's just a made up comic world with no reality. Oh sure, there are those of you who will profess that the Lord works in mysterious ways. That may be but even mysterious ways have some grounding in logic, physics and reality.

Meh!

Notice how Cueball and Megan don't have horizontally aligned feet. their feet are downward-pointing spikes, and they carried out this balancing act by stabbing their feet into the poles/planks.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:11 pm UTC
by Valarya
Since Cueball is going to be piling sand on the edges for the next 36 newpix (Outside time: the weekend)... I think I might actually venture out there.

Wish me luck.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:12 pm UTC
by KarMann
Looks like no one else has gotten around to it yet . . .
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:15 pm UTC
by Eliram
tman2nd wrote:
SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.

That would be an interesting test of our faith.

I think it's a very interesting idea. Let's say, a loop, going on forever, only the DIALOGUES change each cycle.
I think it can be a cool game to try and replace the dialogues in past and future frames with alternative dialogues.
On the other hand, people got themselves stoned for less radical ideas (using real stones, not by smoking stuff).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:22 pm UTC
by cmyk
I see where this period is going...

Can someone — anyone — please get Cueball a front loader?!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:26 pm UTC
by edo
Flado wrote:
edo wrote:By the powers not vested in me, I the Revered Apostate of the Eastern Paradox Church, trebuchet BlitzGirl sole cardinal of the Eastern Paradox faith, until such time that she reads this post. The Eastern Paradox Cardinals must at such time choose from amongst these cardinals, a new Patriarch by unanimous vote1.

1 The cardinals may vote for any cardinal of the Eastern Paradox faith other than themself

I see the traitors of the Eastern parody of a Paradox Church have gotten to you, young Elder edo. (pauses for a nap) My nose is filled with sadness.


I cite the ancient texts that have yet to be written, "For it is through the One Who is to Come that all paradoxes will be resolved, and she will reign till the end of Time"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:28 pm UTC
by chem1190c
Eliram wrote:
Spoiler:
tman2nd wrote:
SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.

That would be an interesting test of our faith.

I think it's a very interesting idea. Let's say, a loop, going on forever, only the DIALOGUES change each cycle.
I think it can be a cool game to try and replace the dialogues in past and future frames with alternative dialogues.
On the other hand, people got themselves stoned for less radical ideas (using real stones, not by smoking stuff).


As the old saying goes, "Don't throw things at The Stones since Mick Jagger lives in a glass house with no curtains". Unless I'm misremembering that one :wink:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:35 pm UTC
by Shepherdess
StratPlayer wrote:
SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.


Interesting thought....

I would be happy with an End-of-Time that loops or one with a specific punchline, determined by Lord Randall. I just hope it doesn't degrade in comic entropy or simply fizzle out. That would be hard not to have the resolution. It would be like


But since when does life ever have a satisfactory resolution?

tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Proposed insignia for the Knights Temporal.
Spoiler:
KnightsTemporal.png


Excellent! I vote aye!

And I second that aye!



I third that aye!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
by Eliram
chem1190c wrote:
Eliram wrote:
Spoiler:
tman2nd wrote:
SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.

That would be an interesting test of our faith.

I think it's a very interesting idea. Let's say, a loop, going on forever, only the DIALOGUES change each cycle.
I think it can be a cool game to try and replace the dialogues in past and future frames with alternative dialogues.
On the other hand, people got themselves stoned for less radical ideas (using real stones, not by smoking stuff).


As the old saying goes, "Don't throw things at The Stones since Mick Jagger lives in a glass house with no curtains". Unless I'm misremembering that one :wink:

If you live in a sandastles, don't throw buckets with holes in them on walls with poles, or moles will eat your soles and souls like trolls. (I'd keep going, but my English is not that great)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
by AluisioASG
Valarya wrote:Since Cueball is going to be piling sand on the edges for the next 36 newpix (Outside time: the weekend)... I think I might actually venture out there.

Wish me luck.

I can't believe what I've just read.
How many Inquisitions do we have? Bring them all!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:57 pm UTC
by Shepherdess
AluisioASG wrote:
Valarya wrote:Since Cueball is going to be piling sand on the edges for the next 36 newpix (Outside time: the weekend)... I think I might actually venture out there.

Wish me luck.

I can't believe what I've just read.
How many Inquisitions do we have? Bring them all!


The Inquisition?

Let's begin!

Re: What is real?

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:58 pm UTC
by elementropy
Davidy wrote:Why has no one come up with a reasonable explanation of how the platform/boards/ballisters/railings/bucket/sand/cueball/who-knows-what-else are so securely balanced on four linearly placed vertical posts without falling over? If there weren't apparent movement behind the castles (has it been determined whether the platform is behind the castles, or in front of them?), the balancing act would lend credence to the theory that this is flat world. On the other hand, if it was flat world, various things like Cueball, Megan, the boards and the ladder wouldn't be seen as different from the front and side views; they would only have one view. And a flat trebuchet wouldn't work. OK, so it's 3-D and the actors here have a sense of balance worthy of the best Ringlling Brothers act. But, notice the ladder; when the platform was first being built, Cueball placed the ladder edge-on to us. In that position, they were unable to reach it from atop the platform. It has been repositioned now flat to us and leaning on the same pole as before. In this position, the top of the ladder is actually further from the edge of the platform than it was before, yet the platform is now somehow accessible? I think we're left with the only conclusion - none of this is real. It's just a made up comic world with no reality. Oh sure, there are those of you who will profess that the Lord works in mysterious ways. That may be but even mysterious ways have some grounding in logic, physics and reality.

Meh!


What if there are eight poles? As our view seems to be rather lacking in depth-perception, might there be two poles every place we observe only one; one of the pair in front and one behind? The funny triangle things on either end may simply be what the railing we "see" looks like in profile. And, assuming that the lines intersecting cueball are indeed a railing in front of him, there may be one behind him as well.

Just because you can't see it, it doesn't mean it's not there.

Re: What is real?

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:58 pm UTC
by mscha
Davidy wrote:Why has no one come up with a reasonable explanation of how the platform/boards/ballisters/railings/bucket/sand/cueball/who-knows-what-else are so securely balanced on four linearly placed vertical posts without falling over? If there weren't apparent movement behind the castles (has it been determined whether the platform is behind the castles, or in front of them?), the balancing act would lend credence to the theory that this is flat world. On the other hand, if it was flat world, various things like Cueball, Megan, the boards and the ladder wouldn't be seen as different from the front and side views; they would only have one view. And a flat trebuchet wouldn't work. OK, so it's 3-D and the actors here have a sense of balance worthy of the best Ringlling Brothers act. But, notice the ladder; when the platform was first being built, Cueball placed the ladder edge-on to us. In that position, they were unable to reach it from atop the platform. It has been repositioned now flat to us and leaning on the same pole as before. In this position, the top of the ladder is actually further from the edge of the platform than it was before, yet the platform is now somehow accessible? I think we're left with the only conclusion - none of this is real. It's just a made up comic world with no reality. Oh sure, there are those of you who will profess that the Lord works in mysterious ways. That may be but even mysterious ways have some grounding in logic, physics and reality.

Meh!


It's not 2D, or 3D, but 2½D. Ant farm physics. (There's only about a meter or so in the “z” dimension, so not enough room for the platform to fall.)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by Latent22
Eliram wrote:I think it's a very interesting idea. Let's say, a loop, going on forever, only the DIALOGUES change each cycle.
I think it can be a cool game to try and replace the dialogues in past and future frames with alternative dialogues.
On the other hand, people got themselves stoned for less radical ideas (using real stones, not by smoking stuff).

Actually I've just started such a stoning worthy project http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/Book_of_Time_Page_1
But unfortunately I need many more people who are not afraid of stones to help full it in. I don't think I have the Time to write a 594+ page book on my own

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by spamjam
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
by buffygirl
Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

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B&W&Omlette Derby Hat
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Wear it well.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:12 pm UTC
by elementropy
buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

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Wear it well.


My God...it's full of stars...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:19 pm UTC
by buffygirl
elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

derbyHat-egg-smlr.jpg


Wear it well.


By Randall of the One True Comic ...it's full of stars...

FTFY

Erm ... well, I think those are actually vines/leaves but ..... Wait, no, yes! OF COURSE they are stars!!! What on earth was I thinking!??!!

Edit: I recognize that the hats I have gifted have become more intricate over Time. Thus, if anyone to whom I have already bestowed a hat finds themselves dissatisfied with their hat, here is what you must do. First, repent. A lot. A whole lot for disrespecting a gift from the Arch-Cardinal. Then come to me and I may have mercy upon you and adjust your hat to something more fitting.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
by HAL9000
elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

derbyHat-egg-smlr.jpg


Wear it well.


My God...it's full of stars...

Is it now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:59 pm UTC
by edo
edo wrote:
Flado wrote:
edo wrote:By the powers not vested in me, I the Revered Apostate of the Eastern Paradox Church, trebuchet BlitzGirl sole cardinal of the Eastern Paradox faith, until such time that she reads this post. The Eastern Paradox Cardinals must at such time choose from amongst these cardinals, a new Patriarch by unanimous vote1.

1 The cardinals may vote for any cardinal of the Eastern Paradox faith other than themself

I see the traitors of the Eastern parody of a Paradox Church have gotten to you, young Elder edo. (pauses for a nap) My nose is filled with sadness.


I cite the ancient texts that have yet to be written, "For it is through the One Who is to Come that all paradoxes will be resolved, and she will reign till the end of Time"


Ah, nuts. The Outside world made me forget which way I was facing. The post will be fixed when the Paradox is resolved.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
by KarMann
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:03 pm UTC
by Roia
A scary thought: what if the comic loops around to what looks like the first few panels... But a few 'pix down the line something different happens? It means we'll have to carry on Waiting, even after the loop, just to be sure...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by Smithers
Roia wrote:A scary thought: what if the comic loops around to what looks like the first few panels... But a few 'pix down the line something different happens? It means we'll have to carry on Waiting, even after the loop, just to be sure...

You mean, like this:
SBN wrote:What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.