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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
by riverssong
AussieJono wrote:If we're back to gender neutral pronouns, singular they is xkcd approved: http://xkcd.com/145/


I don't hate it because it's 'grammatically incorrect', I hate it because it's IMPRECISE.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
by kaley
Best newpix ever.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:05 pm UTC
by appleGirl
Random thought just before I fall asleep -

Sand -> Hourglass -> Time?
(Not sure what I'm saying. Maybe the castle is inside a big hourglass. I'd better go to bed now)

ETA: OH YAY CHANGE

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by Goggalor
Where's that post about trying to divide the comic into periods, because I think this frame definitely starts a new period in the history of Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by Lord Cathbad
From the IRC channel:

LordCathbad: OOOOOOOOOOOHHHH!
LordCathbad: I realized something!
zatch: what?
LordCathbad: For How I met Your Mother fans who haven't seen last monday's episode... uhm, close your eyes?
zatch: i haven't but i don't care, spoil it
LordCathbad: Ted gave the final date of WHEN they're going to meet. In 45 days after the last episode.
LordCathbad: And it's "Wait for it"
LordCathbad: so it could be a Barney reference.
zatch: really??
LordCathbad: It could go on until [BIGGER SPOILER] Barney and Robin's wedding.
zatch: ahhhh
LordCathbad: which isn't really 45 days, but 49 days later.
LordCathbad: but I think just because the show airs on monday but the wedding probably won't be on a monday
LordCathbad: the season finale is in 2013-05-13
LordCathbad: could it all be related?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by reckter
Why now? Why not just another zooming picture with no new castle? AAARGH! Now i want to wait for the next one >.<
I see where this is going...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by brenok
Maybe the zoom out will reveal that they have built an entire empire outside of the field of view?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
by squonk
So when they leave, they are just heading out to a different part of the castle...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
by Grepus
With the latest update, are we back to the Game of Thrones theory?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
by CF259
I love how the second the frames start getting less eventful, everyone's like "WELL OK THEN OFF-TOPIC TIME".

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:08 pm UTC
by appleGirl
If this goes on until the HIMYM season finale, I'll lose every bit of sanity left in me.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:08 pm UTC
by TemporaryLife
squonk wrote:So when they leave, they are just heading out to a different part of the castle...


I just said the same thing to my wife.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:08 pm UTC
by free-bee
appleGirl wrote:Random thought just before I fall asleep -

Sand -> Hourglass -> Time?
(Not sure what I'm saying. Maybe the castle is inside a big hourglass. I'd better go to bed now)

ETA: OH YAY CHANGE


Anybody else think of this:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:09 pm UTC
by kaley
Fake post with the flags? It's not showing up on the homepage for me and I fear I have been pranked.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:09 pm UTC
by Lord Cathbad
Your comic is in another castle.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:09 pm UTC
by AussieJono
To get all #915 about the most recent newpix, I'd say that while it is hard to judge the long term impact and quality of such a new vintage frame, this has all the credentials to become a classic in the same vein as 51 or 105, which I feel stand strongly as two of the finest vintage frames seen for many newpix.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
by free-bee
kaley wrote:Fake post with the flags? It's not showing up on the homepage for me and I fear I have been pranked.

It's real. Check again.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
by patzer
Goggalor wrote:Where's that post about trying to divide the comic into periods, because I think this frame definitely starts a new period in the history of Time.

Here it is, I added the new period.

WARNING FOR BLITZERS: SPOILER CONTAINS CURRENT FRAME.

Spoiler:
patzer wrote:
mojacardave wrote:MULTI-BUMP (again - feel free to bump this post occasionally if I manage to tear myself away from here!)

Countdown to next update:


Latest frame (auto updates):
Image

Live updating GIF:
Primis wrote:Image


More complex program (with manual controls and a soundtrack!):


Explain XKCD (with a little more discussion on the comic, when the servers can take it):

manvandmaan wrote:If we're going to do the 915 thing, I suggest we go all the way and group certain frames into periods.
I suggest the following split:

000 - 009 : the debut or what? period: when nobody really knew what was going on
010 - 023 : the dark period: the darkness in the posts of the thread reached heights during these frames
024 - 044 : the sandcastle period: as the sandcastle started to appear, most of the darkness made disappeared.
045 - 074 : the period (second dark period): Initially, this was the 'female period' but I soon realised that would be a pleonasm. Also it was a pretty dark time on the thread.
075 - 087 : the happiness period: the couple is reunited and again the darkness fades.
088 - 105 : the male period: with a climax at frame 103: "the fall of man" frame
105 - 124 : the rebuild period (second sandcastle period).
125 - 135 : the deserted period (?)
136 - NOW : New period. Suggest names please! Still in progress! How exciting!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
by ElCarl
It should be a real castle in the background.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
by kaley
I checked again! I want it to be real so badly.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:11 pm UTC
by Lord Cathbad
kaley wrote:I checked again! I want it to be real so badly.


It is. You don't even need to really believe in it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
by TemporaryLife
kaley wrote:Fake post with the flags? It's not showing up on the homepage for me and I fear I have been pranked.


Nope, you're just missing out!

EDIT: I got ninja'd

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
by appleGirl
Seems like there's some sort of problem, I saw the flag earlier, but now the image won't load.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
by darthjimmy
Great Job guys, we managed to break it again!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
by Roandask
Weird. At first it seemed the same. Then, about 4 minutes after the newpix, it went to the flag picture. But then it went back to the previous image, and now it's not loading the image at all (404).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
by inhalvast
Hurray! We Broke it!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
by Lucia
It changed! Actually, properly changed. I'm so relieved. Now I don't have to compare xkcd to modern art.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
by kaley
Sorry, my fault. I didn't believe enough in magic.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
by Helper
The new period is The Great Expansion (TM).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
by TemporaryLife
patzer wrote:
Goggalor wrote:Where's that post about trying to divide the comic into periods, because I think this frame definitely starts a new period in the history of Time.

Here it is, I added the new period.

Spoiler:
patzer wrote:
mojacardave wrote:MULTI-BUMP (again - feel free to bump this post occasionally if I manage to tear myself away from here!)

Countdown to next update:


Latest frame (auto updates):
Image

Live updating GIF:
Primis wrote:Image


More complex program (with manual controls and a soundtrack!):


Explain XKCD (with a little more discussion on the comic, when the servers can take it):

manvandmaan wrote:If we're going to do the 915 thing, I suggest we go all the way and group certain frames into periods.
I suggest the following split:

000 - 009 : the debut or what? period: when nobody really knew what was going on
010 - 023 : the dark period: the darkness in the posts of the thread reached heights during these frames
024 - 044 : the sandcastle period: as the sandcastle started to appear, most of the darkness made disappeared.
045 - 074 : the period (second dark period): Initially, this was the 'female period' but I soon realised that would be a pleonasm. Also it was a pretty dark time on the thread.
075 - 087 : the happiness period: the couple is reunited and again the darkness fades.
088 - 105 : the male period: with a climax at frame 103: "the fall of man" frame
105 - 124 : the rebuild period (second sandcastle period).
125 - 135 : the deserted period (?)
136 - NOW : New period. Suggest names please! Still in progress! How exciting!


The new period is the Empire Period.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
by susanoodin
I think I might be starting to hallucinate
I'm currently seeing 5be48ef973e98abad7379439d178c501235d8c39597615dcd89eb189ff6d7969.png (currently is 23:11 GMT), but I think I saw the one with more towers and flag flash up for a very short time, or was that the forum threat overlaying my actual image? .... ---> *confused*
can someone with a better head or a backlog check what newpix the one I'm seeing should have been up?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
by lovepirate
Helper wrote:The new period is The Great Expansion (TM).


Has my vote.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
by norcimo
So just as I was thinking of bed, something happens, with a flag and all! No sleep for me then (again) :?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
by mercutio_stencil
I saw the flags briefly, then the page went down. I'm left pondering if this is an intentional thing or a technological blip.

I'm voting for a second castle, then a war.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:16 pm UTC
by Stereo
Hi guys, Randall says "oops, sorry about the brief wrong-frame update; there was a disagreement between servers about time zones. it's being sorted out and the normal timeline should resume momentarily."

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:16 pm UTC
by Wraithlord
lovepirate wrote:
Helper wrote:The new period is The Great Expansion (TM).


Has my vote.


Seconded.

We broke Time!

Also, CHANGE!!!!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:17 pm UTC
by Helper
My browser keeps showing the previous frame for a split second, and then just shows the text "TIME", but still treats it like it's an image. Aren't web browsers the funniest of things?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:18 pm UTC
by libra
By the way, is this now finally the record holder for thread length, number of views, number of replies etc? 56 pages seems pretty epic.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:19 pm UTC
by buffygirl
KroniK907 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
inthemanual wrote:I love how everyone is mocking my pregnancy speculation. :D


Oh! I thought I was the first one to speculate on that!


come on people... that was back in pages 15-30.... we move on... :P


pouts -- I'm not people, I'm just me .... anyway, I suggested pregnancy page 29 (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101043&p=3304313#p3304313), and at the time thought I hadn't seen it in the thread before. That's all.

Do I at least get second place? Third? Fourth? Tenth? :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:20 pm UTC
by trusstopher
For those that say this can't be the same beach as in "Click-in-drag" because there isn't anything there if you go back and look... isn't that what the passage of time is all about? It wasn't there then but it is there now because of the time they just spent building it. There is no rule saying every XKCD slide has to be a snap shop of the same moment in time... extremely emphasized with 1190 and the demonstration of actual time passage.