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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:31 am UTC
by macraw83
MEGAN! Curses... just when I was trying to sleep.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 am UTC
by NoEdge
bugstomper wrote:
NoEdge wrote:At this rate, I think there might be about 30 more panels if the new castle is about the size of this one.


Deadcode predicted that the glimpse of the future would arrive at 71:30, but it actually arrived at 71:00. That makes the rate of acceleration of zooming (not panning, right? zooming?) somewhat more than Deadcode's predictions. Does that change your estimate, or is it too rough an estimate for that to make a difference? I guess that in any case it is a big assumption that the yet to be seen portion of the castle is the same size as what we have seen already. They have been off-screen possibly building for quite a while now.

My estimate could be more or less by about 40 newpix.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 am UTC
by mercutio_stencil
I feel a break in the fourth wall is coming.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 am UTC
by fixer
Yay! Just in time for bedtime! (Bed-newpix?)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 am UTC
by Wraithlord
AluisioASG wrote:Megan!
Image

It's Megan! So the second castle does seem to be bigger than the first.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 am UTC
by AluisioASG
We shall forget the religion (does it have a name?) and speculate on what Megan is doing.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:33 am UTC
by Pelahnar
sygnathid wrote:
Pelahnar wrote:This is great - it's my birthday today. And watching a religion, a language, really an entire culture, be created right in front of my eyes is an absolutely awesome birthday present.


Happy Birthday!! :D


Thanks!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:33 am UTC
by sygnathid
wud wrote:Do NPs match up with current time zones, or are they global?


We should make them from the beginning of the comic, with every 48 NPs being a new day.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:33 am UTC
by Goggalor
Maybe this new image will quell the religious talk for a while? I'm hoping so. I've started missing the hopeful speculation.
Also, damn the fact that there's a major development right before I decide to go to sleep.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:33 am UTC
by Helper
Building a wall. Gotta be building a wall.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:34 am UTC
by patzer
I added this as the start of a new period.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:34 am UTC
by NoEdge
Helper wrote:
sygnathid wrote:
Pelahnar wrote:This is great - it's my birthday today. And watching a religion, a language, really an entire culture, be created right in front of my eyes is an absolutely awesome birthday present.


Happy Birthday!! :D


Ditto. Honestly, the fact that somebody thinks that something I played some small part in, is awesome, is probably the best thing to happen to me all week :D

What the above people have said, so much more eloquently and with much prettier colors than I could have.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:34 am UTC
by fixer
Goggalor wrote:Maybe this new image will quell the religious talk for a while? I'm hoping so. I've started missing the hopeful speculation.
Also, damn the fact that there's a major development right before I decide to go to sleep.


I've decided that Randall hates sleep and doesn't want any of us to get any.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:35 am UTC
by Helper
Or maybe she trapped herself in. Although, that only works if the world is 2D, not 3D, which the 'infinite' supply of sand suggests.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:36 am UTC
by Mgraba
It almost seems like she's trying to push the frame, wanting to show us something BIG

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:36 am UTC
by TheBauhausCure
I am massively relieved that they didn't just abandon the castle....rather, they are continuing to build something bigger and better.

Compared to how this thread started, I'm feeling entirely optimistic.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:37 am UTC
by NoEdge
Megan seems to be working on a huge tower, at least the height of her.

Also, I don't think this new castle is much bigger than the previous one because they didn't have much more time to build it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:37 am UTC
by patzer
fixer wrote:
Goggalor wrote:Maybe this new image will quell the religious talk for a while? I'm hoping so. I've started missing the hopeful speculation.
Also, damn the fact that there's a major development right before I decide to go to sleep.


I've decided that Randall hates sleep and doesn't want any of us to get any.

indeed, it is 4.40 AM here :shock:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:37 am UTC
by 123Adz321
Helper wrote:Or maybe she trapped herself in. Although, that only works if the world is 2D, not 3D, which the 'infinite' supply of sand suggests.


That is under the assumption that the frame is 2D, it may perhaps extend in 3D also

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:37 am UTC
by TheMulattoMaker
Woohoo! Megan!

I was busy doing that weird "work" crap for a little while, and I missed her glorious return, but now that she's back I'm pretty sure I won't be getting any sleep tonight.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:38 am UTC
by TheRic
With Easter around the corner, I could see BHG riding a large Easter Bunny destroying the sand castles.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:39 am UTC
by Helper
patzer wrote:
fixer wrote:
Goggalor wrote:Maybe this new image will quell the religious talk for a while? I'm hoping so. I've started missing the hopeful speculation.
Also, damn the fact that there's a major development right before I decide to go to sleep.


I've decided that Randall hates sleep and doesn't want any of us to get any.

indeed, it is 4.40 AM here :shock:


New conspiracy: this entire thing arose after a handful of major stimulant manufacturers paid off Randall to keep as many people awake as possible.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:39 am UTC
by RainbowDashh
TheMulattoMaker wrote:Woohoo! Megan!

I was busy doing that weird "work" crap for a little while, and I missed her glorious return, but now that she's back I'm pretty sure I won't be getting any sleep tonight.


I'm surprised we went from Megan and Cueball on a beach to some epic suspense of us waiting 30 minutes for the new update. (to the sandcastle)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:39 am UTC
by darthjimmy
I find myself even more intrigued with the development of the newpix. What could be coming? Who will show up? What will the next castle bring? Should we declare pages 63-66 the "dark newpix" and make the sleepers study it like a history class?

Or we could just stay on topic. That's good too.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:40 am UTC
by sirquince
I need more time to dedicate to Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:42 am UTC
by Lord Cathbad
I think maybe her pushing on the edge of a comic signifies that she's pregnant!

*trollface*

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:43 am UTC
by Helper
Lord Cathbad wrote:I think maybe her pushing on the edge of a comic signifies that she's pregnant!

*trollface*

No, moron, it means she fucking miscarried.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:44 am UTC
by bouer
I think it is unlikely Megan is pushing the frame of the comic or breaking the fourth wall in any way. This does not seem like the right time for something like that.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:44 am UTC
by AluisioASG
Helper wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:I think maybe her pushing on the edge of a comic signifies that she's pregnant!

*trollface*

No, moron, it means she fucking miscarried.


You both are wrong. She (and Cueball?) is (are?) dead and is (are?) trying to come back. To here.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:45 am UTC
by llameadrpc
I have just created an Urban Dictionary definition for newpix. I have no clue about the review process, so there may be a thousand other definition attempts in the queue as well. All Hail Randall, Lord of Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:46 am UTC
by ElvishJerricco
After much programming, I've determined that of the 2MB list of words found in all unix systems, the hashes for the filenames directly correlate to none. The only possibility left is that the hashes might be salted, and I don't know how to crack that.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:46 am UTC
by Lord Cathbad
Helper wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:I think maybe her pushing on the edge of a comic signifies that she's pregnant!

*trollface*

No, moron, it means she fucking miscarried.


No, but you see, when you give birth, you push the boundaries or walls to widen the area, er, down there. So it has to be a pregnancy omen!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:46 am UTC
by Lord Cathbad
AluisioASG wrote:
Helper wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:I think maybe her pushing on the edge of a comic signifies that she's pregnant!

*trollface*

No, moron, it means she fucking miscarried.


You both are wrong. She (and Cueball?) is (are?) dead and is (are?) trying to come back. To here.


Not to the Outside!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:47 am UTC
by NoEdge
Maybe there's a huge group of people helping the two build.

Oh, that could symbolize how the community of the comic has grown over the years!
Or it could be people at a funeral! Guys, Randall DIED!
/sarcasm

But I was serious about the group of people. That would be cool. All the recurring characters could be working as a team on a sand kingdom. Each could be up to his/her/its usual antics.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:47 am UTC
by sirquince
I need more time to dedicate to Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:47 am UTC
by Helper
llameadrpc wrote:Urban Dictionary

llameadrpc wrote:review process


I lol'd.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:48 am UTC
by TheMulattoMaker
KroniK907 wrote:
An overview of the last 2000+ posts on this thread
Feel Free to Bump

Countdown to next update:
Latest frame (auto updates):
Spoiler:
Image
Live updating GIF:
Spoiler:
Primis wrote:Image
More complex program (with manual controls and a soundtrack!):
Spoiler:
Explain XKCD (with a little more discussion on the comic, when the servers can take it):
915 Connoisseur of frames
Spoiler:
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 - 136 : Age of the Slow Pixel
137 - NOW : The Great Expansion: Still in progress! How exciting!
End of Comic Theories
Spoiler:
- Wave destroys castle(s)
- BHG shows up (with possible destruction of castle(s))
- Castle(s) slowly erode
- Somehow loops back to start frame
- Ends with an April Fools
- Goes on for months (maybe forever)
- wait for it....
Off topic discussions
Spoiler:
- Gender Neutral Pronouns
- The fact that this thread has beat every possible record for the forums
- Does Y'all refer to a group or one person etc...
- What is outside? Is that like Mesopotamia?
What is a newpix?
Spoiler:
A Newpix is defined as one 30 minute period. AKA the time between the release of each new image
Newpic is also accepted as a singular version.
Did you guys see the Javascript?? (the answer is yes)
Spoiler:
As it was mentioned wayyy back in the first 5 pages of this thread, the javascript is on its 7th revision and is there to do two things: Load a new image and refresh the image so that you dont have to mash F5 and crash his server when a new picture loads.
Speculated meanings behind this comic
Spoiler:
- THEY ARE HAVING A BABY
- Randall died
- Increase Forum Activity
- To make the most posted forum topic something other than a massive flame war
- Publicity stunt
- Targeted Advertising
- Its just a freaking sandcastle... don't read into it...
- April Fools Leadup
- Taking a vacation and wanted something to keep our attention


Ba-du-BUMP.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:49 am UTC
by Magma Armor0
Lord Cathbad wrote:
Helper wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:I think maybe her pushing on the edge of a comic signifies that she's pregnant!

*trollface*

No, moron, it means she fucking miscarried.


No, but you see, when you give birth, you push the boundaries or walls to widen the area, er, down there. So it has to be a pregnancy omen!



#746 is probably relevant here.

I'm waiting for a tube. ;)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:49 am UTC
by Nicad
llameadrpc wrote:All Hail Randall, Lord of Time.


So, basically, what you are saying is that Randall is a time lord? It all makes so much sense now!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:49 am UTC
by patzer
TheMulattoMaker wrote:Ba-du-BUMP.

I believe that's what the wiki's for