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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:08 pm UTC
by ocdcoder
Remember past conversations about people viewing this for the first time, having no idea it updates, and leaving in confusion? I think we've found the best one yet for mass confusion.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:08 pm UTC
by jtomjack
pdg wrote:
jtomjack wrote:So what did she get in her mouth, Salt water, sand, or semen? Or bacon?


A sea of bacon? How do I get to this magical place? HOW DO I GET THERE!?

On the other hand, a sea of semen...ewww. :shock:

You have to swim through the sea of semen to reach the sea of bacon

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
by zaphodbeebledoc
higgs-boson wrote:
Beidah wrote:[...]
Alright, I shall go forth and spread the word of the Great Sandcastle. We should get some missionaries to help out.

Don't forget to use "sustainable" as often as possible. This is valid for missionaries, as well.

Still wondering if this year's Western super Mare Sand Sculpture festival (starting tomorrow) is coincidence (link to the festivals picture archive here, great artists at work - I'm wondering how the sculptures survive the Rainy Britain climate for more than a couple of newpix).


The sand over here in Rainy Britain is so used to the RBC that it ignores it and can maintain a constant moisture content for weeks at a time... :) :wink:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
by astrotter
Kieryn wrote:
astrotter wrote:The flags have not moved at all since they were erected. Either they were Photoshopped into the scene, or they are rigid, or this is taking place in an airless environment. In it's the third case, then the two instances of dialogue may have been telepathic. It's not clear that stick figures possess lungs anyway.


It's just a perfectly still day... no wind. Or no scripted wind I mean...

I think eddy currents stirred up by the motion of the two constructors would have likely produced at least a pixel-scale movement in one of them.
Unless...the constructors are actually moving as slowly as they appear to be, and the castle exists in real-world time.

Though I haven't thought through the fluid mechanics of a two-dimensional atmosphere. The castle could be a Planiverse, and the constructors 3D visitors, or in parallel Planes.
http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~eroberts/courses/soco/projects/2005-06/planiverse/designs.html

2D sandcastles may hold together better, too. Or worse. I have no idea.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:11 pm UTC
by zaphodbeebledoc
Helper wrote:It's clearly made of caffeinated sperm. Everything. The lake, the sand. Even the characters. You have no idea how deep this goes.


All the way, though at some point it turns into turtles...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
by Mr Moriaty
Every time I come back to this thread it has taken a new an unexpected turn. This one is slightly weirder than the rest.

Would it be smoked or unsmoked bacon?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
by Helper
If the next frame shows Megan saying that she feels re-energized, we know that it's coffee. ...right?...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
by jtomjack
Mr Moriaty wrote:Every time I come back to this thread it has taken a new an unexpected turn. This one is slightly weirder than the rest.

Would it be smoked or unsmoked bacon?

Can't it be both?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
by Lord Cathbad
Helper wrote:If the next frame shows Megan saying that she feels re-energized, we know that it's coffee. ...right?...



Or red bull. They could develop wings and fly off.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:15 pm UTC
by AussieJono
Norton Juster wrote: “You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and not get wet.”


Presumably the same would apply to a sea of bacon. Also, while I'm thinking about the Phantom Tollbooth, we seem to have an island and a lot of strange conclusions flying around.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:15 pm UTC
by Helper
jtomjack wrote:Can't it be both?

Or only half-smoked.

zaphodbeebledoc wrote:All the way, though at some point it turns into turtles...

To be fair, even the turtles are fueled by, err, caffeinated drink. Gross.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
by keithl
free-bee wrote:Talking about Megan is beginning to make me feel weird. My little sisters name is Megan.

And Megan resembles your stick-figure avatar picture. I can see the family resemblance. Does your family wear black heat-shrink tubing, the biker look for stick figures? Perhaps if you both wore something looser, you would feel less weird.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
by trusstopher
Kieryn wrote:
digimuzik wrote:Anyone notice that Cueball's voice is coming from pretty high up?


Yeah, that is weird.


I think that is simply required for the proper flow of conversation...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
by Dracomax
AussieJono wrote:
Norton Juster wrote: “You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and not get wet.”


Presumably the same would apply to a sea of bacon. Also, while I'm thinking about the Phantom Tollbooth, we seem to have an island and a lot of strange conclusions flying around.

That depends entirely on how it's cooked, and whether you count being covered in grease as being "wet"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
by littlebutterfly
reckter wrote:"got some in my mouth"
It can't be sand :/ I mean if i go swimming I won't have sand in my mouth, will I?


Then you've never tried body surfing a wave incorrectly, and been tumbled headfirst into the shore in the process...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
by zaphodbeebledoc
Lord Cathbad wrote:
Helper wrote:If the next frame shows Megan saying that she feels re-energized, we know that it's coffee. ...right?...



Or red bull. They could develop wings and fly off.


Well they can't be on the Moon then... Blast!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
by hdhale
Grimgar wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
jtomjack wrote:So what did she get in her mouth, Salt water, sand, or semen? Or bacon?

well if it was bacon she wouldn't have been making noises of disgust...

Unless she is vegan…


If you are Vegan, why would swimming in a sea of bacon sound like a good idea to you? Because I've had Vegan bacon and trust me, the temptation to eat just a little of the real thing would be just too great.

Besides, most Vegans I know would just spit it out in a napkin, not act like they just got a mouth full of sea/bay/cove/lake water...which is what actually happened.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
by Lord Cathbad
zaphodbeebledoc wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:
Helper wrote:If the next frame shows Megan saying that she feels re-energized, we know that it's coffee. ...right?...



Or red bull. They could develop wings and fly off.


Well they can't be on the Moon then... Blast!


But it could be Titan.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
by Kieryn
trusstopher wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
digimuzik wrote:Anyone notice that Cueball's voice is coming from pretty high up?


Yeah, that is weird.


I think that is simply required for the proper flow of conversation...


The position of the text, yes, but the line going off screen terminates too high, it should curve down and be closer to the water surface. Either he is standing on something, or is possibly very far away, but then in that case how would she hear him?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
by deadpool809
Grimgar wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
jtomjack wrote:So what did she get in her mouth, Salt water, sand, or semen? Or bacon?

well if it was bacon she wouldn't have been making noises of disgust...

Unless she is vegan…


Everyone likes bacon, even vegans. I think it's a natural law.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
by free-bee
keithl wrote:And Megan resembles your stick-figure avatar picture. I can see the family resemblance. Does your family wear black heat-shrink tubing, the biker look for stick figures? Perhaps if you both wore something looser, you would feel less weird.

To be fair, it looked like she was wearing an inner tube the other day.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
by benjaminswill
Cannot keep up with the thread - will continue to watch the sands of time and check in now and again. Been a pleasure enjoying it all with you all!

Oh me yarm Wait for it. Oh me yarm

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
by trusstopher
Kieryn wrote:
trusstopher wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
digimuzik wrote:Anyone notice that Cueball's voice is coming from pretty high up?


Yeah, that is weird.


I think that is simply required for the proper flow of conversation...


The position of the text, yes, but the line going off screen terminates too high, it should curve down and be closer to the water surface. Either he is standing on something, or is possibly very far away, but then in that case how would she hear him?


Good point.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
by bouer
I went to sleep, then I went to school, now I'm back and you have 28 new pages! This is going to take a long time to catch up.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:21 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
bigcrag92 wrote:so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some...



Not to complicate things, but I have it on good authority that deep-fried velociraptor tases a LOT like bacon.

Just sayin'...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
by embracethehate
bouer wrote:I went to sleep, then I went to school, now I'm back and you have 28 new pages! This is going to take a long time to catch up.


I'm honestly worried about how much I'm going to miss when I leave for class in an hour.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
by zaphodbeebledoc
trusstopher wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
digimuzik wrote:Anyone notice that Cueball's voice is coming from pretty high up?


Yeah, that is weird.


I think that is simply required for the proper flow of conversation...


Does the air have to originate from the lungs?

A friend of mine can belch "Exterminate."
Spoiler:
I'm not sure if he can bake a soufflé though!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
by Helper
bigcrag92 wrote:so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some...

You missed the lake and the land being made of caffeinated semen.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:23 pm UTC
by jtomjack
StratPlayer wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some...



Not to complicate things, but I have it on good authority that deep-fried velociraptor tases a LOT like bacon.

Just sayin'...

Just remember, Velociraptors can open doors, but are slowed by them. They can open an initial door in approximately 5 minutes, and will take half that time for each subsequent door.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
by Kieryn
StratPlayer wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some...



Not to complicate things, but I have it on good authority that deep-fried velociraptor tases a LOT like bacon.

Just sayin'...


Yes, but it would be much harder to write a physically-realistic deep-fried velociraptor flesh simulation, on account of the rarity of velociraptors.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
by hdhale
StratPlayer wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some...



Not to complicate things, but I have it on good authority that deep-fried velociraptor tases a LOT like bacon.

Just sayin'...


Wouldn't actually taste more like chicken? I mean...dinosaurs -> birds and all that.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
by TJMaster
I made it to the end! I've been reading this since day one but everytime I had time to create my account I had to catch up on 12 pages. Greatest story board ever!

This reminds me of one of those "pick your adventure" books where you decided how it was going to end.

As for the idea of bacon. I have no idea how on earth the bacon would be in liquid form, but she should have at least used it as a floaty!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
by zaphodbeebledoc
Do'h! Ninja'd.

StratPlayer wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some...



Not to complicate things, but I have it on good authority that deep-fried velociraptor tases a LOT like bacon.

Just sayin'...


Are you sure it doesn't taste like chicken? At least tonight? :oops:

Spoiler:
Actually, this is starting to feel like a chronic hysteresis! :shock: :eek:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:26 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
Helper wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some...

You missed the lake and the land being made of caffeinated semen.


If they're both made of caffeinated semen how do we distinguish between the land and the liquid? unless we go with Caffinated semens and Caffinated semenl

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
by Dracomax
possibly one is semenated caffeine?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
by Mindor
lovepirate wrote:
Envelope Generator wrote:Why do you assume something entered her mouth? Perhaps something just made her suddenly aware of her teeth.


This is the best thing I've heard today! An internet for you, my good person!
Wait for it.

fighting laughing out loud so hard right now I'm nearly crying.

bigcrag92 wrote:so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some...

you missed the lake being made of mercury, and probably want to include just plain liquid for completeness.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
by swey
Kieryn wrote:
trusstopher wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
digimuzik wrote:Anyone notice that Cueball's voice is coming from pretty high up?


Yeah, that is weird.


I think that is simply required for the proper flow of conversation...


The position of the text, yes, but the line going off screen terminates too high, it should curve down and be closer to the water surface. Either he is standing on something, or is possibly very far away, but then in that case how would she hear him?



he just used import antigravity from 353

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
by pdg
jtomjack wrote:
pdg wrote:
jtomjack wrote:So what did she get in her mouth, Salt water, sand, or semen? Or bacon?


A sea of bacon? How do I get to this magical place? HOW DO I GET THERE!?

On the other hand, a sea of semen...ewww. :shock:

You have to swim through the sea of semen to reach the sea of bacon


Hmm, well, it is bacon.

For mankind, science...and BACON! *splash* *gag*

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
by Kieryn
Dracomax wrote:possibly one is semenated caffeine?


No, not possible. Caffeine is too small a molecule. C8H10N4O2