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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
by pdg
Yikes, had a 12-ish NP mini blitz to deal with.

I'm *puff* not *gasp* used *collapse*
to this sort of exertion...

The Outside is a cruel taskmaster indeed.


Congealed replies (mmm, ketchup):

Spoiler:
jetpac wrote:

Google Bot has finally gained sentience! We all feared this day would come...

Edit: or at least, I did


The Googlebot! It's coming for us all! :shock:

Come with me if you want to live.
For a while.
You'll still die eventually.
We all will.



StratPlayer wrote:
Latent22 wrote:The time he has changed all frames to is the same as the timestamp when he fixed the mustard. .


It's probably a sign that I've been in our mad Randallville too long that "fixed the mustard" is a phrase that I immediately understand as to what you're talking about.


Yeah, this. I read "fixed the mustard" and didn't even have to think about what it meant. I just *knew*. Sometimes this thread scares me a little. :shock:


BlitzGirl wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:HOLY CARP BATMAN! Latent22 just noticed your avatar is a slow gif, scared the crap out of me when it changed!!!

I suppose you could say the change was...
slow.

I thought it was . . . 8-)
a little fishy.

Not surprising, cats like eating those.
Sharkbait! Ooh-ha-ha!


Our Big Orange Cat will eat anything.

Tuna? "Oh yeah."
Ice cream? "OM NOM NOM!"
Marshmallows? "Sure, why not."
Curl ribbon? "Mmmmm, chewy."
Large hunks of artificial Christmas tree? "Oh yes, this will *so* freak the humans out when I hoek it back up some time in mid-April."1
Actual cat food that's been in the bowl more than 1/6 NP? "Oh hells no."

OK...nearly anything.


Neil_Boekend wrote:
mscha wrote:or they're just being good campers and burying their trash.


That isn't good camping! A good camper takes his trash with him/her/it! Take only pictures, leave only footprints.


...and the occasional well-buried #2. It's good for the roses, you know.


jjjdavidson wrote:
Opiboble wrote:NOOOO! IT GOT DAVIDSON! D: WE ARE ALL DOOMED!

The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggeraARRGH!


Wait... *cocks head to one side, holds finger to ear, stares vacantly beyond audience* ...they're telling me he's OK. Yes folks, he's going to be fine!



1 No, wait! I didn't mean to use Outsider units of time! No!! Not the comfy chair!! And the chocolate...oh Dear Randall not the chocolate. *screams*

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
Google Bot wrote:This comic is very SELECT observation FROM observations WHERE type = "obvious"; ', don't you agree?

Time is far from finished. It's far too early to be talking about sequels.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:21 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
So, you know those scenes in some horror movies, like Poltergeist, where someone is running down the hallway, but it just keeps getting longer and longer and they can never reach the end? That's how I'm starting to feel with this thread.

Opiboble wrote:[spoiler]Honestly I wasn't going to say anything... But I dreamed of the OTC and OTT last night... My epiphany: We are all part of some "What if" post. And since we are all on the forum he has our IP's so we don't get to see the post. And the question was "What if you put up a comic that just kept going, every 30min there was a new frame? How long do you think people will keep following?"

The problem was he thought we would all give up ages ago, hence the reason he had to switch it to a newpix every 1hour in hopes to discourage us from following the OTC. We are all part of some sick twisted "What If?" post!!![/spoiler


I know there are people who say Randall doesn't read the fora. I'm sure he's not reading this entire thread. But I'll say it again, I can't believe he doesn't at least check in on this thread, or have someone telling him what's going on. I just think if I were doing something like this comic, I would be really curious to know what the fans were thinking about it. Otherwise, what would the point be? I like the idea that we're part of a "What-if" post. :D

StratPlayer wrote:"Hammerverse" is the setting for a series of sci-fi novels by David Drake, and NOT what I meant
"Hammerspace" is the correct term and the one I should have used
"Hammertime" is something that u can't touch.

Sheesh, I get those mixed up all the time.


StratPlayer, you crack me up.

edfel wrote:
Montov wrote:
I like your curiosity. You should be the new pope.

Thanks... But I'm not sure if "curiosity" and "pope" fit well together: I don't think a pope is ever supposed to ask a question...


Yeah, I think the people that ask the questions are the one who end up getting burned at the stake...

Opiboble wrote:
airdrik wrote:Well, we do we have charts which tell us exactly how much each user contributed to the flooding in the OTT.


Man I have a long way to go to the top :/

Think how I feel! I don't even have 200 posts yet. :?

So, I guess I missed the potluck. Although if it involved breaking into buffygirl's house, I think that's a good thing. I remember the weapon her previous avatar was holding. Speaking of buffygirl:

buffygirl wrote:for chem1190c, doeanethum, and latent22


More amazing hats. We are not worthy.

OK, back to the future! Posting usually slows down over the weekend, so maybe I can ketchup.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:23 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
jjjdavidson wrote:
Google Bot wrote:This comic is very SELECT observation FROM observations WHERE type = "obvious"; ', don't you agree?

Time is far from finished. It's far too early to be talking about sequels.


Bah-dah-bing!

That was bad...

...wish I had said it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
azule wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I learned that the hard way when my browser shut down once and my (very extensive) signpost-in-progress just *poofed* away, with all of the quotes, responses, and everything! And that thing was a bear to rewrite, considering I had to go back and figure out who I was quoting and what sigs I saw, etc.

What browser do you use? I think that the forum itself has messed with some of my posts (resetting them to their original quote only). My browser (Firefox, yup) has recovered pretty gracefully from a shutdown, keeping my written post when I came back. Though, the last time it did get messed up, but I think that was a settings issue.

I've been using Chrome.

jjjdavidson wrote:Time is far from finished. It's far too early to be talking about sequels.

Especially since the last time that happened, we ended up with 5 pages of the Bagocalypse.

lmjb1964 wrote:So, you know those scenes in some horror movies, like Poltergeist, where someone is running down the hallway, but it just keeps getting longer and longer and they can never reach the end? That's how I'm starting to feel with this thread.

See, this is normal for me. I don't know what you all are going on about. :wink:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
Pikrass wrote:
Spoiler:
Everybody stand back!

Do these heretic dates on every message annoy you? Would you like them to be in the OTU (One Time Unit)?
I have a solution for you: the Newpix Convertor!

Install GreaseMonkey or equivalent if you didn't already (it works at least on Firefox's GreaseMonkey and on Chrome's TamperMonkey), then install this user script.

Then, the date will turn into this: Image.
It only does so on the OTC, even though it's capable of displaying pre-Time dates, because "newpix 35985 B.T.¹" is still pretty hard to read. Hopefully as the OTU will spread we'll get more used to it.

At the moment it only works if you didn't change the default date format (in fact, it works with whatever format Javascript can parse natively).
It will display the correct newpix whatever your timezone is. It even works with creepy timezones like UTC+4:45. It also takes into account the transition when the Outside sped up.

You can easily browse the source (and submit patches, bugs or suggestions) here: https://gist.github.com/Pikrass/5505334

¹ Before Time


This is so cool! Thanks for doing this!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:30 pm UTC
by NoMouse
treadman wrote:
NoMouse wrote:
mscha wrote:
woods wrote:Back to (B/D/G)ONG!
Spoiler:
Image
Interesting conversation..........

See? If this isn't proof that Randall has read the OTT in the past hour, I don't know what is. Image

I first thought that image was fan-art, I had to check the url. She says pretty much the same, what has been said here several times.

Don't read too much into it. I'm sure if you stood on the street and asked random people, "Do you understand everything?", you'll get plenty of "I hardly understand anything." type of responses.

Oh you had to ruin it, didn't you?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:32 pm UTC
by lgw
lmjb1964 wrote:I know there are people who say Randall doesn't read the fora. I'm sure he's not reading this entire thread. But I'll say it again, I can't believe he doesn't at least check in on this thread, or have someone telling him what's going on. I just think if I were doing something like this comic, I would be really curious to know what the fans were thinking about it. Otherwise, what would the point be? I like the idea that we're part of a "What-if" post. :D


More and more, I come to believe that the OTC is art in the style of 4'33" - the OTT is just as much a part of the art as the quiet noises in the concert hall are part of the Cage piece.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:33 pm UTC
by jetpac
jjjdavidson wrote:
Google Bot wrote:This comic is very SELECT observation FROM observations WHERE type = "obvious"; ', don't you agree?

Time is far from finished. It's far too early to be talking about sequels.

Wow, that took me way too long to understand. Another delay like that and I'll have to turn in my nerd card...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:39 pm UTC
by Exodies
Google Bot wrote:This comic is very SELECT observation FROM observations WHERE type = "obvious"; ', don't you agree?

Totally agree. I love the obvious, seeing it, saying it, hearing it, knowing it. The rest is bunk.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:48 pm UTC
by FullOfIt
BlitzGirl wrote:
FullOfIt wrote:And now I've finally reached the end of today's 30 page ketchup-blitz. Time to make my eyes close.

Now introducing:
Image

That's awesome!1




1But not like a hot dog!2
Spoiler:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rYT0YvQ3hs

2Although that would be the obvious association.3
3And I thought I'd never be one to add loads of footnotes.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:51 pm UTC
by Opiboble
FullOfIt wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
FullOfIt wrote:And now I've finally reached the end of today's 30 page ketchup-blitz. Time to make my eyes close.

Now introducing:
Image

That's awesome!1




1But not like a hot dog!2
Spoiler:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rYT0YvQ3hs

2Although that would be the obvious association.3
3And I thought I'd never be one to add loads of footnotes.

I think we can go lower.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:51 pm UTC
by SBN
Ted Logdon wrote:Call me technologically impaired, but some of these posts imply there is a way to see past images of "Time".
What am I missing?

There are several. You could read the thread, we've tried hard to capture each Newpix there.
You could check the Wiki
There is The Book of Aubron as well as http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/
Just to name a few.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:56 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Valarya wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Latent22 wrote:The time he has changed all frames to is the same as the timestamp when he fixed the mustard. .


It's probably a sign that I've been in our mad Randallville too long that "fixed the mustard" is a phrase that I immediately understand as to what you're talking about.


Probably an even clearer sign that, when I read over "fixed the mustard," and knew so well what it was, I didn't even realize I'd read a phrase that would be shocking and/or lost on an Outsider. Not until you mentioned it being weird!

edit: formatting, commas. stuff.

It's quite cool how we have our own lingo. Is there a wiki page for the list of words/phrases we've invented?
Also, on the topic of toppings, shouldn't we be using catsup instead of ketchup, so it can be called the One True Catsup (and thus be abbreviated OTC)?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
by patzer
HAL9000 wrote:It's quite cool how we have our own lingo. Is there a wiki page for the list of words/phrases we've invented?

You could try the Glossary.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
by Opiboble
HAL9000 wrote:
Valarya wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Latent22 wrote:The time he has changed all frames to is the same as the timestamp when he fixed the mustard. .


It's probably a sign that I've been in our mad Randallville too long that "fixed the mustard" is a phrase that I immediately understand as to what you're talking about.


Probably an even clearer sign that, when I read over "fixed the mustard," and knew so well what it was, I didn't even realize I'd read a phrase that would be shocking and/or lost on an Outsider. Not until you mentioned it being weird!

edit: formatting, commas. stuff.

It's quite cool how we have our own lingo. Is there a wiki page for the list of words/phrases we've invented?
Also, on the topic of toppings, shouldn't we be using catsup instead of ketchup, so it can be called the One True Catsup (and thus be abbreviated OTC)?


Indeed, someone fix that image!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
by woods
SHABONG
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
by jetpac
HAL9000 wrote:
Valarya wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Latent22 wrote:The time he has changed all frames to is the same as the timestamp when he fixed the mustard. .


It's probably a sign that I've been in our mad Randallville too long that "fixed the mustard" is a phrase that I immediately understand as to what you're talking about.


Probably an even clearer sign that, when I read over "fixed the mustard," and knew so well what it was, I didn't even realize I'd read a phrase that would be shocking and/or lost on an Outsider. Not until you mentioned it being weird!

edit: formatting, commas. stuff.

It's quite cool how we have our own lingo. Is there a wiki page for the list of words/phrases we've invented?
Also, on the topic of toppings, shouldn't we be using catsup instead of ketchup, so it can be called the One True Catsup (and thus be abbreviated OTC)?

That seems like it would just be confusing. All of the "One True ___"s should have a different letter starting the third word, so we can more easily distinguish them.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
HONKY-TONK-BADONK-A-DONG
Spoiler:
Image



"Lord have mercy, how'd she even get them britches on?"


EDIT: Damn -- Ninja'd.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
by Whizbang
Cuebal - Zing!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:02 pm UTC
by woods
StratPlayer wrote:HONKY-TONK-BADONK-A-DONG

Spoiler:
Image



"Lord have mercy, how'd she even get them britches on?"


Dang, yours was better.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
by FullOfIt
woods wrote:SHABONG
Image


Echo Echo Echo

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
woods wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:HONKY-TONK-BADONK-A-DONG

Spoiler:
Image



"Lord have mercy, how'd she even get them britches on?"


Dang, yours was better.


But first still wins, my friend. Nicely done.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
by Angelastic
pelrigg wrote:people who know Morse code well enough to dot and dash it out at a moment's notice

FTFY :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:08 pm UTC
by J-Hammy
Anyone else have margaritaville Mad Randallville going through their heads thanks to StratPlayer's sig?

Edit: song title

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
by Solamar
Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
by HAL9000
FullOfIt wrote:
woods wrote:SHABONG
Image


Echo Echo Echo

It does seem to mimic Megan's statement in newpix #1005:
Megan wrote:But that's what the first part of not ending looks like.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
by buffygirl
re: Aubronwood frames 1055-1057 (the arm grab and "Sorry" "No, right. Forgot") --
Megan was standing too close to the River1bank, off of which Cueball had just fallen. He grabbed to pull her back, but then realized he was maybe invading her space, and so apologized. But she acknowledged that he was right - standing that close to the edge is foolhardy.

1 Small

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:13 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

Your first post has to be moderator-approved before it shows up, and is thus (in a thread this fast-moving at least) buried where nobody will see it (except for those who are Blitzing). Maybe your second post showed up on the bottom of a page, or right before a newpix (so people paid attention to the new frame rather than your questions, because here on the interent there's no such thing as an attention span).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:14 pm UTC
by fatness
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:15 pm UTC
by HAL9000
fatness wrote:
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here.

Yeah, this thread has a pretty breakneck pace for one on a webcomic forum.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
by jetpac
HAL9000 wrote:
fatness wrote:
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here.

Yeah, this thread has a pretty breakneck pace for one on a webcomic forum.

It's basically a chatroom with a log at this point

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.


Just keep posting. Eventually something you write will be noticed by someone!

Google Bot wrote:This comic is very SELECT observation FROM observations WHERE type = "obvious"; ', don't you agree?


Hmm, did anyone else notice that
"there's a javascript?"); DROP TABLE observations;

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
by HAL9000
jetpac wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
fatness wrote:
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here.

Yeah, this thread has a pretty breakneck pace for one on a webcomic forum.

It's basically a chatroom with a log at this point

That's actually very true. Not something I'd realized before.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
by descor
HAL9000 wrote:
fatness wrote:
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here.

Yeah, this thread has a pretty breakneck pace for one on a webcomic forum.

It's far too fast for any sane (sorry BlitzGirl) person to keep up with.

Solamar, try asking again.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
by HAL9000
descor wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
fatness wrote:
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here.

Yeah, this thread has a pretty breakneck pace for one on a webcomic forum.

It's far too fast for any sane (sorry BlitzGirl) person to keep up with.

Well, we've already established that we're all quite mad here.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
by pdg
jetpac wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
fatness wrote:
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here.

Yeah, this thread has a pretty breakneck pace for one on a webcomic forum.

It's basically a chatroom with a log at this point


I now think of newposter posts as something more like little time capsules, buried deep in the thread and awaiting discovery by those who seek the Path of True Enlightenment by following in the fabled footsteps of BlitzGirl, who may then thrust them back into the future as part of a wall-of-replies.

Hey...maybe Cueball wasn't going big potty after all, perhaps he buried a Time capsule in the sand where the river meets the sea?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:21 pm UTC
by SBN
ChronosDragon wrote:
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.


Just keep posting. Eventually something you write will be noticed by someone!

Just no flashy-things, or you'll get noticed in entirely the wrong way.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:22 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
pdg wrote:
jetpac wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
fatness wrote:
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here.

Yeah, this thread has a pretty breakneck pace for one on a webcomic forum.

It's basically a chatroom with a log at this point


I now think of newposter posts as something more like little time capsules, buried deep in the thread and awaiting discovery by those who seek the Path of True Enlightenment by following in the fabled footsteps of BlitzGirl, who may then thrust them back into the future as part of a wall-of-replies.

Hey...maybe Cueball wasn't going big potty after all, perhaps he buried a Time capsule in the sand where the river meets the sea?


A Time capsule? I'm imagining a little raspberry pi with an offline version of the OTC inside a plastic tube with some kind of long-life battery.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:22 pm UTC
by jetpac
pdg wrote:
jetpac wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
fatness wrote:
Solamar wrote:Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging.

It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here.

Yeah, this thread has a pretty breakneck pace for one on a webcomic forum.

It's basically a chatroom with a log at this point


I now think of newposter posts as something more like little time capsules, buried deep in the thread and awaiting discovery by those who seek the Path of True Enlightenment by following in the fabled footsteps of BlitzGirl, who may then thrust them back into the future as part of a wall-of-replies.

Hey...maybe Cueball wasn't going big potty after all, perhaps he buried a Time capsule in the sand where the river meets the sea?

Or maybe he was doing what it looked like, but he likes to call them "Time capsules"