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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:39 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
HES wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:Oh, oh oh oh, are you...going to make a map? Damn, it's ALL connected, I've been making portal maps for years!
I have experience mapping... *nudge* if you need any help... :P


You have correctly put 2 and 2 together... I'll be honest, I haven't entirely worked out what or how I'm going to do this, but it gives me an excuse to play around in hammer (as fun as the in-game editor is, it's simplicity leaves it lacking). If I need to outsource anything, I'll throw you a snake. (May have mixed up my metaphors there...)


TBH I've been wanting to do something Time-related in Hammer for a while, you're just giving me an excuse to get around to it. I'm catching snakes on steam as "p0rtalplayer," if you ever want to contact me and I'm [heretical]not browsing the thread[/heretical]

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:42 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
xpatiate wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I've wondered for a while now if GLR has made Cuegan speak using only the 1000 most common English words, a la Up Goer Five. The Dialogue just has that feel to me.

I wondered that a while ago, and fed some of the dialogue into this fabulous contraption. It didn't like 'campsite' and 'retreated' at which point I gave up on that idea, but I then spent several hours upgoering things and getting completely enthralled over here. I don't have a PhD to upgoer, but this is a description of my job. <snip>

3 - designing voting computers/software?

Perhaps not the 1000 most-used words, then, but maybe Special English, or the 3000 most-used, or something akin to that. Words like "campsite" and "retreated" might be exceptions that are deemed necessary to the plot. At least to my reader's ear (eyes?) the Dialogue seems purposefully simplified, much like the Simple English Wikipedia (OtherComic #547) and Up Goer Five (#1133). And since GLR has shown an interest in this sort of thing before, it would hardly surprise me.

Guess I'll just have to Wait for it. Maybe Cuegan will pull a "Flowers for Algernon" as Time wears on. Or they'll bite a knowledgy apple and suddenly be more articulate.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:43 am UTC
by AluisioASG
ergman wrote:...and Cuegan have passed up a perfect opportunity for romance. Sigh..
I guess you could say that this ship has sailed!

I guess we could say
•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
you forgot the sunglasses.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:49 am UTC
by k.bookbinder
Vytron wrote:- Blintpost -

taixzo wrote:People are arguing about whether blitzers should post anything, and seem to be against the idea


Oh, that's the worst part of the thread.

Can I ask people to go back and edit their messages to show that in the future, Blitzing messages are greatly loved and encouraged? because, taixzo shows here they're still a Past-problem (greatly discouraging).

No need to delete anything, just, huh, mark a note that that was personal opinion from like 4 posters - instead of a general opinion since most of the people do like trekers.


Are you not worried about the possibility of irreconcilable time paradoxes caused by going back in Time and changing the past?

kenmelken wrote:Time for drinkONG water from the creek/crick/stream/[insert favorite synonym]?
Spoiler:
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I think I like the sound of ghyll. Perhaps I shall adopt its use.

HAL9000 wrote:Just chimONG1 in to say that I'm not gone, just busy. Thankfully, I'll find myself with nothing to do for long stretches of time over the next week, which should facilitate an easier Blitz.
Don't worry, I'll be back soon, for a week at least. But after that, I'll be off to Germany for three weeks. I'm sure it'll be great fun, but I won't have much time for the OTT while I'm there. I suppose I'll have a nice long chunk of pages waiting for me when I return early in July.

1: Well, I was going to post the ONG, but the server is yet again being weird for me. Happy waiting!


Welcome back to the past on your way to the present!! :mrgreen:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:50 am UTC
by kenmelken
Wow. That up-goer test site has great potential to be a huge black-hole on my time...

And @ChronosDragon:

ChronosDragon wrote:Gazebo!


YOU WIN THE PRIZE!!!

I'm not sure what the prize is yet... but you won it. I also am not yet sure why that word is magic, but it sure is fun to say (much like pancreas).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:53 am UTC
by taixzo
Location: NewPage 791 of 793.
Last BlitzPost; from now on, I shall be in the Present.

I encountered my first post in the thread!

Spoiler:
taixzo wrote:I like how the link highlighted "pile", "of" and "steaming" but not "shibboleth".
bouer wrote:411 posts in less than a day, and over 650 people reading the thread. Is this breaking any XKCD records?



ETA: Suddenly, a portal to page 730 appears! (this is to let me skip the pages I've already read)


*zips through portal*

*emerges at my last post from the Present:*

taixzo wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
taixzo wrote:So, I kind of jumped into the thread around newpage 680 or so, and am considering BlitzGirling the whole thing. Thoughts? Is such a thing still feasible?

No idea. Try it and if you survive, we'll know! :wink:
It might be a little Mad, but that's the OTT for you.


TimeLurker wrote:
taixzo wrote:So, I kind of jumped into the thread around newpage 680 or so, and am considering BlitzGirling the whole thing. Thoughts? Is such a thing still feasible?

If you shun the Outside and live, eat, breathe the OTT as all true followers due then it is not only feasible, but your true calling.
That being said, noone will know if you skim/skip and join us in the present as well :wink: .


slinches wrote:
taixzo wrote:So, I kind of jumped into the thread around newpage 680 or so, and am considering BlitzGirling the whole thing. Thoughts? Is such a thing still feasible?

Feasible? Yesfootnote Sane? Not a chance.

I've been reading everything since the beginning and it's been difficult enough to just keep up. Although, if you're brave enough to attempt it, I'm sure you'll find copious amounts of moral support from everyone here.


footnoteAssuming you are willing to completely shun the outside and devote all of your time to the OTT.


Well, I suppose that every newpix I delay is another I will have to blitz past later, so I suppose I'm off. Bye everyone!

*hops into time portal*



Signposts passed:
first signpost
second signpost
third signpost
fourth signpost
fifth signpost
sixth signpost
seventh signpos!
eighth signpost
ninth signpost
ninth signpost


Spoiler:
mscha wrote:Time for a Molpy Hunter report...
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Nothing to report. Still no activity since the Molpython. Image

Perhaps I need to start hunting in the OTT again. Who looks Molpish? Hmm, I guess slinches will do. Heeeere, slinches...


Noooooooooo! Slinches!





azule wrote:
taixzo wrote:So, I kind of jumped into the thread around newpage 680 or so, and am considering BlitzGirling the whole thing. Thoughts? Is such a thing still feasible?

I'd recommend SchizoBlitzing, since you're already in the present, split yourself and be in past and present at the same time. :)


Welp, too late now.

ucim wrote:
taixzo wrote:So, I kind of jumped into the thread around newpage 680 or so, and am considering BlitzGirling the whole thing. Thoughts? Is such a thing still feasible?
BlitzGirling is an awesome calling. The rewards are beyond imagine. All it requires is to be pure of heart, to feel the chasm in your soul from the lack of experiencing Time in its proper time, and the desire, indeed the drive, to drink from the One True Thread to fill this void. That, and Time and time itself. Such a Quest is not to be undertaken lightly, but simply by considering this Holy Sacrament, you have proven yourself worthy.

There is some disagreement in some sects about whether or not it is necessary to forsake the Present. While doing so yields the purest experience, that purity may no longer be possible, or even desirable at this point. When BlitzGirl, the first BlitzGirl the First, first BlitzGirled the thread, the temporal gap was much smaller and she also struck out as a pioneer. In many ways helped the thread set the tone that it now basks in. You will follow in those august footsteps (even though you May begin in June), and the road is a bit more traveled. Every BlitzGirl's perspective and experience is unique, and the experience of BlitzGirling the One True Thread from the absolute beginning while at the same time remaining in it and affording yourself the perspective of vision seven hundred newpages in the future, is one to be treasured, not minimized. BlitzGirl herself seems to have endorsed it. But if you feel the calling to resist the temptations of the Present and plunge yourself wholly at the Beginning of Time, that is an Awesome and Worthy BlitzQuest too, and we will miss you in the present, while eagerly awaiting whatever Gospel you choose to leave ahead.

Either way you do it, the Quest is Awesome0 and, should you decide to embark on it, I would bestow upon thee, as Pope of the Holy Contradiction, the Blessing of Strength for the True Pilgrims of Time.

0Should that be a canonical footnote?
taixzo wrote:Well, I suppose that every newpix I delay is another I will have to blitz past later, so I suppose I'm off. Bye everyone!
*hops into time portal*
The Pope falls to his knees and prays:
In the name of the One True Author, in observance of the One True Comic, in the service of the One True Thread, and by witness of the One True Congregation, we humbly open our hearts, our souls, and our schedules in devotion.

The sea is big. We open ourselves up to it.

In devotion, we drink from the One True Thread. In even higher devotion, some of us forsake the present, inviting the river of Time to flow through us and cleanse us until we are sated by the completeness of the past.

The river is small. Although we are smaller, we can, and must, drink from the river of Time.

We humbly ask that the Blessings of Time fall on our intrepid traveller, True Pilgrim Of Time, taixzo, and any others embarking on the Holy BlitzQuest, that they be enlightened, uplifted, and granted the Tree of Life.

The tree is neat. Let us live up to it.

Let us indeed.


Jose


Thank you ucim!


ChronosDragon wrote:As promised...

Image
Embiggen


Credit to whoever posted the text originally (too lazy to go back and look)


That is an awesome poster! I want to watch that!!

I encountered this Blitz post from tman2nd, and was surprised to find him talking about synesthesia, which I was in just my last post!
tman2nd wrote:[b]Progress 587/734

<snip>
Another prominent subject was synesthesia. I found this well written first post lost in time on the subject, so I thought I'd send it forward.
Xenocat wrote:Hi One True Thread and denizens thereof.

Insert standard "been following xkcd for years, and Time since its beginning, and just now de-lurking" introduction here. I almost posted during the Fading when it seemed like it was all coming to an end, but managed to resist, until now.

Lyoug wrote:I was surprised to learn that seeing the sequence of numbers in a particular shape was also considered synesthesia, as well associating a personality to letters or numbers (I personally only feel some letters are feminine and others are masculine, not a whole personality).
Since then, a part of my getting to know someone will at some point include questions like "how do you see numbers when you count?" or "are your months arranged in any pattern?", and "what about the days of the week?". Most of the times I'll get a puzzled look; but when I come across someone who starts talking and talking... :o well I just love that, since indeed it is a feeling that cannot really be described, or quite vaguely at best. So running into someone experiencing it as well gives an instantaneous connexion :) (Well, anything in common with someone else does I guess.)


And the real reason I'm de-lurking now is I just wanted to say "me too" to this bit. It never really seemed to me like it quite counted as "proper" synesthesia, compared to people who see sounds or smell colours, or whatever, but I very much do the shapes for numbers, months, days, etc thing.

I have visual patterns for:

  • Numbers when counting
  • Hours of the day (unsurprisingly rather clock-shaped; I imagine most people do this?)
  • Days of the week (also has colours)
  • Months of the year (turns into a progression of "days of the week" shapes when looked at closely)
  • Years of history/the future (look, there's 2013 *waves* hi everyone)
  • Years of a person's life/when representing a person's age (similar to the number line but a slightly different shape and viewed from a different angle)

I'd read that this was considered synesthesia, but never actually met anyone who's done anything but give that puzzled look you mention, when talking about it.

I would so much like to experience this. The closest I have is that certain colors seem to belong to certain numbers, but that's only if I think about it. Hold on! The only number that has color to me now is 4(brown)! What happened to the other ones! I used to be able to associate them with colors! :(

Another thing that this reminds me of is ASMR, which I also don't have. It's a tingling sensation that feels good, which starts on the top of the head and travels down the rest of the body. The tingles are triggered by sensory experiences like crinkling, soft speaking, slow hand movements and much more. ASMR hasn't been studied, and so it hasn't been confirmed like synesthesia used to be. Here's the Wikipedia page on it. I wish I could experience ASMR or synesthesia, but unfortunately, I'm normal in this respect.

<snip>




XonqNopp wrote:
SBN wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:
TheMinim wrote:Isn't there a script for that somewhere? (Spoilering time.png images, I mean) It's in someone's sig.


Yeah, Pikrass did some that you can find on github

ETA: But it is vain to post it here, our BlitzGirl the Next will never see this post until he reaches the Present... :?

Not everyone can install scripts or wants to. We have those who blitz in one tab and are in the present in another, and I've added a note in my sig, for those who are in the past only.


Actually, the very first post of the OTT is an unspoilered time.png frame :evil:


The first post is, but the old bumping list also contained an (unspoilered) time.png image up until page 40 or so, if I remember rightly.

Earthling on Mars wrote:Good luck on your quest, and congratulations on finally reaching this post!


Thank you!

BlitzGirl wrote:When a molpy's in the puddle where the tweedle beetles battle with their paddles in some water on a hotter otter's daughter, this is what they call:
a tweedle beetle battle-addled puddle-paddled fuddled rattled hotterdaughterwaterottermolpy!


Awesome! I think I got strange looks from the people around me because I am now muttering this under my breath.

I saw why everyone suddenly has animated avatars: mscha has been making them for everyone!



charlie_grumbles wrote:I've discovered that we on this thread are a Tribe. Perhaps it needs a name, though Time Waiters is a pretty good one. This thread is our cave, where we meet to share experiences. Members come and go, but maintain a connection to the Tribe. There is an US and a THEM, though we aren't exclusionary. But definitely an US.

Different members have different roles in the tribe. I'm one of the "elders of the tribe". No, not one of the leaders, my post count is far too low for that. One of the elders. The elders in a tribe are valuable because they are the ones that haven't been eaten by the saber-toothed molpys for the longest amount of time. Most roles in a tribe are earned, but you get to be an elder just by living a long time and seeing a lot of stuff, some of which works and some of which doesn't. So there is no special honor in being an elder, though viejo is used in Spanish as a term of honor as well as endearment (viejo/vieja = old man/old woman)

Some of our leaders are quite young, in fact, but have earned their place. Leaders set the tone and the direction of the advancement of the Tribe. Even young HAL9000 (may his presentation have gone well) has taken a leadership role at times. But the elders are old. Stands to reason.

People are free to leave, but few do. When not seen for a while, the others ask about/worry about them. Often they return and we rejoice.

Members of other tribes don't always understand. My wife is a bit mystified by all this.

We are not an army, but a Tribe. We share a culture. We extend that culture. The old ones (like myself) often offer advice to the young, as is good and proper. The leaders, like buffygirl, keep us unified (i.e. hatted). The advice of the old isn't always taken, as is also proper, as the young need, ultimately, to find their own way.

It is even possible that if Time ended that the Tribe would find a way to live on. It is even possible that GLR guides the Tribe by listening to what is here and providing direction via the OTC.

Since elders don't, typically, hunt anymore (leaving the pursuit of molpys to others) we are free to philosophize. Some of what we know is garbage. So, some of what we say is garbage. We (the elders) hope you understand. Sometimes we try to be funny/endearing so you don't throw us out. Sometimes we try to give serious important advice. Sometimes it is. Sometimes it is garbage. We hope you understand and continue to offer cake.

Chocolate.

Chocolate Cake.

Hmmm. Yes. That is the essence.


This is amazing. Thank you charlie_grumbles!


And, OMR, there's a snake? Perhaps from the description we are on mainland Africa after all.



BlitzGirl wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:<snip> It's one of those things I wish I knew a name for, like sneezing when I come into bright light.

Photic sneezing. I do that, too.


Me too! I thought everyone did that, and then I came across an article which mentioned it only happened to about 10% of the population.

buffygirl wrote:I present this next hat with both joy and a heavy heart.

This hat is for Vytron, for having made it to the present (ok, it's taken me awhile to do it). Congratulations, voyager! But, I also present it to him for another very special reason. You see, I must close the BuffyDashery for an as yet indistinct period of time, rendering this hat possibly my last.

I am very pleased and honored, however, to name Vytron as my successor, Maker of Hats for the OTT. Carry on the tradition with pride, Vytron!

HUZZAH for Vytron, the next Hatter of the OTT!

-----------------------------------
For Vytron

Vytron-hat.png

Vytron.png


Buffygirl is retiring? Noooooooooooo!

Also, congratulations Vytron!



Neil_Boekend wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Perhaps GLR is trying to replicate the cicada effect by driving us all crazy with these chirpy newpix.
To late. I was already crazy. I would hazard a guess that most of us were, we were just not used to showing it.
BlitzGirl wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:Be careful with the Shakespeare spoofs. Usually everybody dies at the end of a Shakespeare story, I do not wish for all of us to die.

Or they all get married (Shakespearean comedies). Which could cause problems as I know many OTTers are already married once over...

Hmm, I think I should first meet the right girl before I get married. That is the customary sequence in my part of the world. Maybe if I print "Wait for it" in 20 cm high letters on the side of my velomobile I could meet a suitable girl....


You have a velomobile??!

And, now I am off to sprint the last few pages. So long, everyone! See you in the Present!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:56 am UTC
by Vytron
- Blindpost -

fatness wrote:Kinda getting boring, no? Yeah I know it is sacrilege but Randall needs to step it up a bit.


This.

I guess I created resistance towards the OTC. Bakc at the start, I looked with amazement "oh my sucking molpidog, the images aren't identical, there's a pixel change!! Get the images comparisons!"

Now there's a molpython running around in the ground, talking animals (they're chirps, obviously. They can only say their names, like in Pokémon), interaction with Megball and Cuegan with them, a bird feeding its offspring.

All that is very eventful and my old self would jump in joy and be amazed.

My present self just says "meh" and wonders why, with all the power Randall has (seriously, some people worship Great Lord Randall because, he not only has the power to change the characters' lives on the OTC, he's literally, creating their lives), why can't we get stuff like this? Seems like wasted effort and resources.

The OTT on the other hand remains as strong as ever!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:57 am UTC
by HES
taixzo wrote:Location: NewPage 791 of 793.
Last BlitzPost; from now on, I shall be in the Present.

Congratulations! I'm starting to regret cheating, looks like I missed out on some pretty cool neat stuff

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:09 am UTC
by spamjam
NOIMNOTGOINGTODODRINKONG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:11 am UTC
by taixzo
*falls out of time portal into thread*

I did it!!!!!!!! Hi everyone!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:12 am UTC
by vvn
ergman wrote:A wrinkle in time is a great book

You mean that story where Meg goes on an adventure in Time to a place where Time runs at a different speed and searches for IT?
(In the movie, Munro Chamber plays Sandy Murry. So Munroe = sand?)

charlie_grumbles wrote:In both Gaiman's American Gods and Pratchett's Small Gods, a religion would disappear when there were no more adherents.

And Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land".


A friend just walked up to read what I was looking at on the web. He then looked at me and said "I don't understand a word of this! What's going on? Is Molpy even a word?" (If only it had been a post about the foam maiden, and S&M punishment...)


My favorite theory (which I am sure is wrong, but I like it anyway) is that Randall found out that his wife is pregnant, and set out to do a comic the length of the pregnancy. A very cool present for mom and kid. The faster period of newpix was to catch up for starting later than the conception.

Earthling on Mars wrote:But it's been firmly established that BlitzGirl is LaPetite!

For certain values of "firmly".

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:15 am UTC
by ggh
AluisioASG wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:
ggh wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:The Party parked their molpyraptors next to a nearby gate and followed to the Engineer's home.

Pics or it didn't happen!

Gimme a few minutes. My brain still uses USB 1.1.

Ok, got it. Mind you, I had to use a dot matrix printer, a camera, another printer and a scanner to get it, so the quality may not be so good:
Spoiler:
Image

Ha! I like it! Stratplayer is kinda the Goofy in this tale.
(sorry for the delay - just got back)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:20 am UTC
by pelrigg
taixzo wrote:*falls out of time portal into thread*

I did it!!!!!!!! Hi everyone!


Welcome taixzo, BlitzGirl the Next (Current). Break out the party hats, cake, and Akvavit.

pfft never mind the hangover....

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:23 am UTC
by k.bookbinder
Vytron wrote:- Blindpost -

fatness wrote:Kinda getting boring, no? Yeah I know it is sacrilege but Randall needs to step it up a bit.


This.

I guess I created resistance towards the OTC. Bakc at the start, I looked with amazement "oh my sucking molpidog, the images aren't identical, there's a pixel change!! Get the images comparisons!"

Now there's a molpython running around in the ground, talking animals (they're chirps, obviously. They can only say their names, like in Pokémon), interaction with Megball and Cuegan with them, a bird feeding its offspring.

All that is very eventful and my old self would jump in joy and be amazed.

My present self just says "meh" and wonders why, with all the power Randall has (seriously, some people worship Great Lord Randall because, he not only has the power to change the characters' lives on the OTC, he's literally, creating their lives), why can't we get stuff like this? Seems like wasted effort and resources.

The OTT on the other hand remains as strong as ever!


I believe that this long slower series of newpix are the GLR's means of testing our faith in, and devoteness to, the OTC. For must not all believers in something suffer the pain of doubt and crisis of faith? So to shall it be for those of us who choose to continue to wait for it.

Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...

Not yet voices!...I was not finished. *clears throat* As I was saying, for when faced with a crisis of faith, what does a devote believer do? No! Not sacrifice something! They turn to their congregation, their community of fellow believers, their tribe. For is that not part of the purpose of the OTT? Even in times of uninteresting events or boredom, we must all wait for it.




OK voices, I'm done.


Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:23 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
pelrigg wrote:
taixzo wrote:*falls out of time portal into thread*

I did it!!!!!!!! Hi everyone!


Welcome taixzo, BlitzGirl the Next (Current). Break out the party hats, cake, and Akvavit.

pfft never mind the hangover....


Woo! Party hat cake!

Image

Wait, I think I got something confused...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:24 am UTC
by xpatiate
BlitzGirl wrote:Perhaps not the 1000 most-used words, then, but maybe Special English, or the 3000 most-used, or something akin to that. Words like "campsite" and "retreated" might be exceptions that are deemed necessary to the plot. At least to my reader's ear (eyes?) the Dialogue seems purposefully simplified, much like the Simple English Wikipedia (OtherComic #547) and Up Goer Five (#1133). And since GLR has shown an interest in this sort of thing before, it would hardly surprise me.


Yes I definitely agree that their language seems to be deliberately limited: if not by the ten hundred most used words (which doesn't even allow "river" or "sea"), then maybe some other system. Clunky phrases like "steam bottle" or "things from people in the hills" particularly give that impression. But then, a word like "ford" is not especially common, and can easily be described in simpler terms ("place to get across").

3 yes. which is actually what I should be doing right now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:25 am UTC
by taixzo
ChronosDragon wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
taixzo wrote:*falls out of time portal into thread*

I did it!!!!!!!! Hi everyone!


Welcome taixzo, BlitzGirl the Next (Current). Break out the party hats, cake, and Akvavit.

pfft never mind the hangover....


Woo! Party hat cake!

Image

Wait, I think I got something confused...


Confused? No, I think this is simply the most elegant solution.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:27 am UTC
by poxic
ChronosDragon wrote:Party hat cake!

Wait, I think I got something confused...

No, that's just my head asploding.

For whatever reason, a party-hat-shaped cake is strange. Baby-shaped, Darth Vader-shaped, penis-shaped, whatever, but... why does this seem so strange?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:33 am UTC
by taixzo
And, now I'm in the Present, I will go coma. See everyone in ten newpix!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:38 am UTC
by pelrigg
xpatiate wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Perhaps not the 1000 most-used words, then, but maybe Special English, or the 3000 most-used, or something akin to that. Words like "campsite" and "retreated" might be exceptions that are deemed necessary to the plot. At least to my reader's ear (eyes?) the Dialogue seems purposefully simplified, much like the Simple English Wikipedia (OtherComic #547) and Up Goer Five (#1133). And since GLR has shown an interest in this sort of thing before, it would hardly surprise me.


Yes I definitely agree that their language seems to be deliberately limited: if not by the ten hundred most used words (which doesn't even allow "river" or "sea"), then maybe some other system. Clunky phrases like "steam bottle" or "things from people in the hills" particularly give that impression. But then, a word like "ford" is not especially common, and can easily be described in simpler terms ("place to get across").

3 yes. which is actually what I should be doing right now.


I've been thinking (dangerous thing that)+, not only is it a simpler English, maybe it's also a way of showing that it's translated from some other language. (Via the {what does tvtropes call it?} "always in English" feature used in many movies/tv shows.) [Not that I know what the other language is.]
And GLR is using it to put us in some other place and time of his own creation...

+pelrigg sideways thinkingTM

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:41 am UTC
by Eternal Density
I made you all another thing!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:42 am UTC
by HES
Eternal Density wrote:I made you all another thing!
Spoiler:
Image

This prompted an "aww" far too loud for this time of the morning (I should really coma. Now that exams are over, I've gone nocturnal again)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:48 am UTC
by buffygirl
Ketched up! Tomorrow I leave for a few days, but will be back Sundip.

Comatime!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:48 am UTC
by ggh
xpatiate wrote:And ggh you are making me homesick with your kumara and your ruru-raptors! I've been over the ditch for many years but there's a lot that I miss.

Let me make it worse: while you were writing this, I had just finished playing some touch rugby. :) Oh wait, you're in Aus? You've prolly got plenty of footie then.

I do love it here (been living here for 12 years now) but I still get homesick for New Jersey - especially when people start talking about cicadas (which just sound different here).

And to give this an all-connected spin, doesn't this highlight what we're not seeing in the OTC? Cuegan don't seem to be missing anything. Not their families or flush toilets or twinkies.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:51 am UTC
by ergman
Regarding the pace of the comic, I don't feel like its moving too slow (despite being very nearly the slowest thing ever). There's conversation pretty often, and when there isn't, there is nice scenery to fill the void.

Regarding the limited vocabulary of the comic, I do think its simple intentionally, but I don't think it's a specific set of words, such as 1000 most common or anything. I think it's more to fit with the simple, minimalistic art style. Like verbal shilluettes!
Or maybe he just wanted the OTT to appeal to a wider audience. Gawrsh, I don't know.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:01 am UTC
by jcmckeown
I hope there isn't a dead moose or such up-stream. You never know when... say, is that maybe what the "steam bottle" was about?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:03 am UTC
by kenmelken
Sitting alONGside the river11.6

Image

11.6tiny

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:04 am UTC
by poxic
ergman wrote:Regarding the pace of the comic, I don't feel like its moving too slow (despite being very nearly the slowest thing ever). There's conversation pretty often, and when there isn't, there is nice scenery to fill the void.

Regarding the limited vocabulary of the comic, I do think its simple intentionally, but I don't think it's a specific set of words, such as 1000 most common or anything. I think it's more to fit with the simple, minimalistic art style. Like verbal shilluettes!
Or maybe he just wanted the OTT to appeal to a wider audience. Gawrsh, I don't know.

The tone reminds me of early xkcd, e.g. this one, or that one.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:11 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
HES wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I made you all another thing!
Spoiler:
Image

This prompted an "aww" far too loud for this time of the morning (I should really coma. Now that exams are over, I've gone nocturnal again)

Double tiny awww! Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:19 am UTC
by ergman
poxic wrote:
ergman wrote:Regarding the pace of the comic, I don't feel like its moving too slow (despite being very nearly the slowest thing ever). There's conversation pretty often, and when there isn't, there is nice scenery to fill the void.

Regarding the limited vocabulary of the comic, I do think its simple intentionally, but I don't think it's a specific set of words, such as 1000 most common or anything. I think it's more to fit with the simple, minimalistic art style. Like verbal shilluettes!
Or maybe he just wanted the OTT to appeal to a wider audience. Gawrsh, I don't know.

The tone reminds me of early xkcd, e.g. this one, or that one.

Or this one: http://xkcd.com/170/
Especially since those last two lines were used word for word...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:23 am UTC
by Arky
New Othercomic Alert http://xkcd.com/1222/

Featuring our very own Megan and Cueball too. Of course, we know the kinds of things they've actually been spending all day doing and thinking about of late.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:24 am UTC
by pelrigg
Eternal Density wrote:I made you all another thing!
Spoiler:
Image


Cuteness, indeed.

jcmckeown wrote:I hope there isn't a dead moose or such up-stream. You never know when... say, is that maybe what the "steam bottle" was about?


Welcome to the madness. This is your first post to the One True Thread is it not?

How long have you been looking in on the One True Comic and here. (Out of curiosity.)

taixzo comes to the present. buffygirl and HAL9000 say hi. And a new poster. Heck of a night.

Edit to add
Okay, maybe the new Other Comic could be aimed at us.......

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:29 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Arky wrote:New Othercomic Alert http://xkcd.com/1222/

Featuring our very own Megan and Cueball too. Of course, we know the kinds of things they've actually been spending all day doing and thinking about of late.

"PasTIME," huh? Lemme dig up that quote:

Fitzypyro, Newpage 34 wrote:I think everyone is just too focused on Time to worry about The Past.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:30 am UTC
by ggh
ergman wrote:Or this one: http://xkcd.com/170/
Especially since those last two lines were used word for word...

Huh. So if the journey is a metaphor for romance, we just need to figure out the sarcasm, math, and language clues.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:30 am UTC
by Vytron
- Blindpost -

BlitzGirl wrote:In a parallel universe, there is a version of Time that does indeed follow birds-that-we-don't-like-calling-birds instead of Cuegan:
Spoiler:
Image


I wonder if, when Cuegan uses the word "loud," they actually mean "noisy"?


Ah! Nice animanip!

Did you draw every letter of it yourself? It looks great.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:31 am UTC
by k.bookbinder
Good night, friends. Coma well. And for the rest, keep the faith and wait for it.

Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:36 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Vytron wrote:
Spoiler:
BlitzGirl wrote:In a parallel universe, there is a version of Time that does indeed follow birds-that-we-don't-like-calling-birds instead of Cuegan:
Image
I wonder if, when Cuegan uses the word "loud," they actually mean "noisy"?

Ah! Nice animanip!

Did you draw every letter of it yourself? It looks great.

Thanks! :) I drew the dialogue by hand. The rest was just manipulating Time itself.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:39 am UTC
by Valarya
yappobiscuits wrote:I arrived on NP 435, around the time BlitzGirl arrived in the present, and the fading. Although I suppose that's almost halfway through the thread now...

Woah. That realization that BlitzGirl has been in the present for longer than she was Blitzing. That just blew my mind... same as when a current blitzer commented on the almost-flame-war of whether ketchup posts should exist, in what format, etc etc was over 300 NPs ago. :shock:
Time flies when you're, er...
Spoiler:
Waiting for It

kenmelken wrote:But if it is entertainment that I am apparently good at, well... Here are some amusements, by way of completely off-topic Outside links:
Delightful blog post about an intercepted text conversation (read the subsequent sequel post as well):
http://www.itjustgetsstranger.com/2011/12/snuggie-texts.html

Oh.. oh gods. Thank you for that. I hovered over the link, saw the word 'snuggie,' and knew I'd be in for a good time! It did not disappoint. 8-)

yappobiscuits wrote:Sorry, I figured most people would get the reference, and for those who do, it would be even funnier without the caption.

Damnit. I tend to avoid clicking on all TVTropes links, but yours got me b/c there was no warning. :? And it reminded me of how much fun it is, when someone is trying to ask if the punchline is correct, to whip out this video in response.

Eternal Density wrote:Is it too late to declare that I own Portal 2? I never played the DLC though, but the singleplayer was excellent and co-op with an interstate friend was fun also.

Speaking of which.. I haven't gotten to experience any of the co-op in Portal 2, yet...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:49 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
Valarya wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:Is it too late to declare that I own Portal 2? I never played the DLC though, but the singleplayer was excellent and co-op with an interstate friend was fun also.

Speaking of which.. I haven't gotten to experience any of the co-op in Portal 2, yet...


Drop me a line snake on steam sometime, I'd be happy to go through it with ya!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:55 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Valarya wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:I arrived on NP 435, around the time BlitzGirl arrived in the present, and the fading. Although I suppose that's almost halfway through the thread now...

Woah. That realization that BlitzGirl has been in the present for longer than she was Blitzing. That just blew my mind... same as when a current blitzer commented on the almost-flame-war of whether ketchup posts should exist, in what format, etc etc was over 300 NPs ago. :shock: <snip>

? I don't think I've reached that mark yet. What are you reckoning by?