Well, my friends, the Outside has won, for now. It is a wip since I have been able to regularly visit the OTC and OTT. Work is crazy, life is crazy, I am crazy (that's not new, just pointing it out.) I spent what Outsiders call "the weekend" on the Queen Mary in Long Beach. It is beautiful, but there is no wi-fi and limited cell signal; anathema to a TimeWaiter. While I was there, panic gripped me; what if Time handed? In desperation I turned to the Book of Aubron, but it wouldn't load due to crappy cell reception and my crappy phone. I was finally able to determine that both the OTT and the OTC were still continuing, which was a relief. But I was still filled with anxiety. I missed my friends on the OTT and wondered what new clues, new charts, new hats I was missing. How would I ever ketchup?
But on the way home, I was given several signs that all was well. The first was the most amazing. My friend said, "Look at that license plate!" I looked, and the plate read: "WAIT 4IT." I kid you not. Then we passed San Simeon and Hearst Castle and I thought of charlie_grumbles Memorial Day party. "Margaritaville" came on the radio, and I heard "Our Mad Randallville." Then, as my friend and I were talking, she said, "Oh, it's like those penguins in 'Madagascar'."P
Of course, she was talking about the movie, and I don't even know if we're still talking about Madagascar in the future, but it was pretty cool. It is ALL related, and you were all there with me.
It will still be several newpix before I can jump back into the OTT with both feet, but I can't wait to hear what you all have to say about recent OTC developments. There have been snakes, bee- and stubby. And chirping molpies, including baby ones. And hills and trees and stumps, oh my!
Just because I've missed you all so much, a few newpix ago I took a quick look at the first post on the most recent page. I was delighted to see that we have maintained the warm, thoughtful, and intellectual tone that has marked this thread all along:
Febrion wrote: Ebonite wrote:
Valarya wrote:-- Cool story:
My favorite co-worker, whom I discuss books, shows, video games, comics, everything with.. just IM'd me to say (and I quote): Did you know that XKCD time was still going?
Wouldn't it be fun if ALL of us on the OTT were able to send your friend e-mail, saying how you have been an active and recognized participant in the international xkcd Time community for the past 2+ months, you had multiple titles bestowed upon you, etc., and "where the heck have you (meaning your friend) been this whole Time???"
Wait, so the comic is still updating? I thought we were all still here just for the stimulating14
All is right with the world.
I'll see you all someTime soon in the present, but until then, let us all WAIT 4IT.P
That period doesn't look right no matter where I put it.