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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:47 pm UTC
by PacMan
Hey, I did it! I joined this needle-pulled party just in Time! Here, folks: have some cake (apple-pie and chocolate-banana-cake with smarties).

Thanks to Lyoug for warping my firstpost from page 441 to the present.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
by VoronX
jovialbard wrote:Haha! Here it is. I haven't been able to contribute to the fancy graphs or hats, so I made this as my present to you all. Hopefully you all enjoy it and don't think the song choice is weird/dumb, but it just popped into my head on the way home from work yesterday and I couldn't get it out. I think if I actually knew what I was doing the video would be better and hopefully you find the singing pleasant enough as well. Like I said, I don't exactly have a music studio in my house and I never claimed to be Michael Buble. That should be enough disclaimers and self-deprecation to cover my butt! Enjoy.


That's Awesome!

iisjreg wrote:
RobIrr wrote:TONGUE...


Surely these need a dedicated page on the wiki!? :D



I second that motion (or whatever number I am at this point!)

Jonas79 wrote:BILLABONG


Hahaha! Beachwear! Perfect!

What's with all the Fading sigs? That is seriously creeping me out/worrying me about now....

Oh me yarm, all these hats has got me seriously jealous. Buffygirl, can I have one too? Should it be a Haida hat to match my sig?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:50 pm UTC
by Zomba
The conclusion (?) makes me sad :( I was hoping that Randall would keep this one going in perpetuity. I've been lurking since day one, since I check xkcd after lunch on M/T/W/F China time. I saw the first frame when it happened, though I apparently missed the last (?)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:52 pm UTC
by htom
BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 438 out of 442 pages.
The Fading. NP 957.

Massive signpost passed: 425 out of 438 pages

For all intents and purposes, this is the final signpost of my Quest. From here onward, I post in the Now. It has been a strange and grand adventure through the past of the Thread of Time, and I feel I am a better person/poet/knight/etc. for having read it all. And for having met all of your past selves along the way, if only through pastposts and sigcouragement. Time may be fading, but the memories I've gained on my Quest surely won't - they are far too filled with Madness to ever forget!

... pushing the pause button



So I've caught up to here, and must attend to the Outside. Wait for it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
by mojacardave
Zomba wrote:The conclusion (?) makes me sad :( I was hoping that Randall would keep this one going in perpetuity. I've been lurking since day one, since I check xkcd after lunch on M/T/W/F China time. I saw the first frame when it happened, though I apparently missed the last (?)


The current frame is (almost) certainly not the last one. It hasn't 100% faded to white, and there's still action going on in it. More action than we've seen since Cueball and Megan left. The next frame may be the final one though.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:55 pm UTC
by Kieryn
peewee_RotA wrote:THE END IS NEAR! RE-PAINT, RE-PAINT! THE KING DUMB OF HEY VAN IS AT STAN!
Spoiler:
Image

This is awesome. I was just reading that last night with my 4 year-old son :-)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:57 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
By Randall, peewee_RotA was right! Look:

Image
It's Temporal Knight Grover!

Spoiler:
What? Grover would totally be a Knight Temporal.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:57 pm UTC
by chem1190c
Wait.. what happened to the formatting on this page!

Did somebody break the internet again?

edit: odd, looks perfectly normal now..

It looked like this before:
Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 9.56.07 AM.png
edit..

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:58 pm UTC
by Roia
Blitzgirl, you're here! I'm so happy to see you in the present! Congratulations on completing your pilgrimage. Please accept the highest honour I can bestow on any forum dweller: The Almighty Pocketwatch of The One True Comic. It will ONG whenever a newpix would be released, even after the OTC ends, as a tribute to the OTC.

And to everyone else on this thread, this has been the best adventure. If this really is the end, I'm so happy to have been here with you all! May all your future Timeframes, newpix and the like be filled with sand, cake and trebuchets, from now until forever. What a great way to spend a month, what a great way to spend time.

My perception of time itself has been changed, now, too. Take each hour newpix as it comes, and appreciate all of the little moments. Every grain of semencancercoffeebabies - every Pixel of Time is worth something and should be appreciated. I'll never forget this experience :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:01 pm UTC
by SWO Crash
To the Outside for the weekend, and I return to 20+ newpages. Finally caught up (hi BlitzGirl!), and I await the next ONG. Thanks to all who have been posting the darkened versions; my computer at work is about 5 years behind current software ([grumbles about NMCI]), so I appreciate it!

Okay, now to Wait For It.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:01 pm UTC
by Swein
All white... Soo, is this the end then?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:01 pm UTC
by mscha
COMPLETELYWHONG...
Image
#ffffff, so no tool (apart from our imagination) can make something of this.

Now we have to wait to see if there's another newpix, in an (Outside) hour.
Edit: FWIW, we're still instructed to Wait for it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:02 pm UTC
by Jafloi
WHITE???GONG
Spoiler:
Image

And I'm ninja'd

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:02 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Wait for it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:02 pm UTC
by XonqNopp
So what will happen as for now??? :shock:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
by hezekiah
Now I feel comfortable saying SOLONG to the OTC. There may be more, but I'm prepared to Embrace Eternity.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
by Eliram
Weird thing.
For the past month I've been closely watching the OTC while I was intensively developing my upcoming mobile app.

I just looked at the current build number (automatically increments every time I compile the app) and saw that it says Build 987, which means I am almost at 1:1 build/newpix ratio.

This must be an omen!
(I also used #FFFFFF for several text colors in the app, in case you wish to raise any doubts!)

Also, total white frame is here. FFFFFF except for the corners. :cry:

EDIT: So, prediction: There will be several newpix, all white but different hash. We will be puzzled but optimistic.
Then, if there are no more newpix, some kind of message will be sent to us somehow, somewhere.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:04 pm UTC
by SPACKlick
(before last dong) Sea level has risen 32 pixels since the final pan (Post 217) [05-03-2013 12:00]

So much castle has been destroyed since then, The original 6flags are currently (1&4: taken down by Cueball in frames 182 and 185, 2&3: still standing in the left castle, 5: currently falling into the sea 6: placed on middle castle by Megan in frame 813 following collapse of the castle. All other flags remain in original places)

Flagwatch, better than baywatch!

(After last dong)
Wow, is that it? Is it over or is La petite's toy going to reappear? now would be a really odd time to end...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
by Kieryn
chem1190c wrote:Wait.. what happened to the formatting on this page!

Did somebody break the internet again?

edit: odd, looks perfectly normal now..

It looked like this before:
Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 9.56.07 AM.png


My bad -- my tags were misaligned.

Actually -- there are a number of posts that have this issue and so I was unable to parse them and are excluded from my forum data. I will try to list them all tonight so perhaps the posters can go back and edit/correct them.

Also: whatever happened to helper?
Stratplayer -- if helper doesn't return you have a good chance to take his place at the number 4 spot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
by Bytes
ISTHISTHEENDONG?

How long will this thread keep going if all we see is white from now on?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
by KarMann
Eliram wrote:Also, total white frame is here. FFFFFF except for the corners. :cry:

Corners and borders, but yes.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:06 pm UTC
by Swein
hezekiah wrote:Now I feel comfortable saying SOLONG to the OTC. There may be more, but I'm prepared to Embrace Eternity.

Well put Hezekiah! I will wait, but I feel ready for the end of Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:06 pm UTC
by Lyoug
pelrigg wrote:<snip>
(Thanks to Lyoug For highlighting us first-posters for those busy in the present)

PacMan wrote:<snip>
Thanks to Lyoug for warping my firstpost from page 441 to the present.

You're most welcome. As a worried-that-I-would-never-be-read first time poster myself, I thought I'd do this favor to us all :)


So that's it, the complete white. The next few Newpix will be impatiently Waited for.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
A few more song suggestions while we Wait, in case no one's mentioned them:

"Not Fade Away" - Buddy Holly (already mentioned, I think)
"Are We There Yet?" - Trout Fishing in America
"Shades of Gray" - Billy Joel

and for Blitzgirl:

We love it that you love it that you're here.
Love it, love it, love it, love it that you love it to be here.
If you love to be here, say I love it! (Lyle Lovett)
I don't believe you, that sounded insincere.
It could be worse, you know, you could have a fever.
It could be much worse, you could throw up.
Or even worse than that, you could throw up in your hat.

You might as well love it that you're here.

"Happy That You're Here" - Trout Fishing in America

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:09 pm UTC
by VoronX
Jonas79 wrote:You did it BlitzGirl!


Well, I obviously missed the Singularity... :-(

Congratulations, BlitzGirl, I'm very proud of you!!!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:09 pm UTC
by Eliram
KarMann wrote:
Eliram wrote:Also, total white frame is here. FFFFFF except for the corners. :cry:

Corners and borders, but yes.

You are right, of course. I saw four colors in total.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
by macraw83
BlitzGirl wrote:*stumbles out of Time vortex*

*blinks*


Wow. So this is Present Time, huh?



...Hi, everybody! :D

Damn, seems like I missed the celebration by 5 Newpages... Oh well.

Guess that means it's my turn to catch up again then.

But, in this situation, maybe I can say welcome to my future for the first time! :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:15 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Thanks VoronX and macraw83! And as a reply to jjjdavidson:

White Newpix
(to the tune of White Christmas)

I'm staring at a white Newpix
Not like the ones I used to know
Made my sad eyes glisten
And Waiters listen
To hear the DONG and watch the show

I'm staring at a white Newpix
With every PresentPost I write
May your thoughts stay merry and bright
And may Time
Fade back once more from white

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
BlitzGirl wrote:Thanks VoronX and macraw83! And as a reply to jjjdavidson:

Spoiler:
White Newpix
(to the tune of White Christmas)

I'm staring at a white Newpix
Not like the ones I used to know
Made my sad eyes glisten
And Waiters listen
To hear the DONG and watch the show

I'm staring at a white Newpix
With every PresentPost I write
May your thoughts stay merry and bright
And may Time
Fade back once more from white

Oh, excellent. Good to have you in the present with us less fanatical masochistic dedicated Waiters.
rvloon wrote:...it does sound like the long lost verse of Kermit the Frog's Rainbow connection...

And that reminded me of my favorite lyric from the movie, which seems oddly appropriate to this thread:
There's not a word yet
For old friends who've just met...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
by Adam H
Fear not, followers of Time! Eventually, the whiteness will fade in to reveal something completely different. Maybe not today, maybe not this week, maybe not in this lifetime, but eventually. It may go through another iteration of the sandcastle construction first. It may go through 100 iterations of the sandcastle construction. But eventually, we will get NEW newpix!

Wait for it...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
by truslack
This thread needs more songs about newpix! What am I going to do with my free time at work now? I can only hope, and wait for it!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
by Kieryn
BlitzGirl wrote:Thanks VoronX and macraw83! And as a reply to jjjdavidson:

White Newpix
(to the tune of White Christmas)

I'm staring at a white Newpix
Not like the ones I used to know
Made my sad eyes glisten
And Waiters listen
To hear the DONG and watch the show

I'm staring at a white Newpix
With every PresentPost I write
May your thoughts stay merry and bright
And may Time
Fade back once more from white


Love it. :-)

Listen up though, gloomy people; as long as the mouse over says "Wait for it." there is hope.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
by Rule110
The waiting for whiteness is over. But we're still waiting for It.

Or are we? Perhaps we are meant to realize that It has been here all along.

_________________________
La Petite is small.
The liability for personal injury resulting from carelessly unattended ladders is big.

Ceci n'est pas un sig.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:21 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Adam H wrote:<snip> But eventually, we will get NEW newpix!

I've obviously been reading this thread for too long: to me, this phrasing sounds as odd as "ATM machine..."

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
by Jonas79
Do not despair my fellow Time Waiters! The Great Randall and also BlitzGirl still want us to "Wait for it.".

ETA: BlitzGirl, maybe you should change your location to just "Present time" so you don't have to constantly update the page number? Just a thought :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
by AluisioASG
Adam H wrote:Fear not, followers of Time! Eventually, the whiteness will fade in to reveal something completely different. Maybe not today, maybe not this week, maybe not in this lifetime, but eventually. It may go through another iteration of the sandcastle construction first. It may go through 100 iterations of the sandcastle construction. But eventually, we will get NEW newpix!

Wait for it...

We need to make sure someone will be waiting for it…
PS. Thanks BlitzGirl!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
by xspeedballx
I come from the past, I come to witness the new white future to realize in horror that the predictions of semen cancer babies are true!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
by mscha
Rule110 wrote:The waiting for whiteness is over. But we're still waiting for It.

Or are we? Perhaps we are meant to realize that It has been here all along.

I'm still waiting for Godot, and I saw the play something like a decade ago. So, I'll probably be still waiting for “it” in a decade as well.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:24 pm UTC
by truslack
Kieryn wrote:Listen up though, gloomy people; as long as the mouse over says "Wait for it." there is hope.


Positive waves is what we need.

It's a mother beautiful bridge, and it's gonna be there! (bonus points and cake to anyone who recognises the quote)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:24 pm UTC
by pelrigg
Wow...here at the end of all things...

Just remember: A thread with no flame wars. That's special. {Wackiness; no worse than a certain M*A*S*H unit...)

However two milestones ahead: 18000 posts; 450 pages.

Anybody up for it....


anybody???


Still thinking Simon & Garfunkle : Old Friends in the music dept.
Also: Overs


I'll Still wait....