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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby *Kat* » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:28 am UTC

I hope this isn't actually "the end". I kept waiting for something, something more. Something that would tie everything that we had seen together. I kept thinking that they would re-encounter the beanies...or that the place where they landed would be given a name that we all knew.

I guess you could say that I'm still waiting for "it".

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:32 am UTC

If you go back to the 300's in NPs you'll see that people used to cuss quite frequently in here. It has just turned in to chirping mustard phrases. :P Speaking of which.. my 13 year old daughter asked me "what's chirping mustard?" with a huge smile on her face at dinner about an hour ago. I broke down into tears right there in the restaurant thinking about the OTC / OTT. Chirping chirp...

Oh yeah (ETA).. *hugs* to all you who weren't here when it happened. We're not going anywhere. It'll take an hour or so to sink in. Also *waves* @ KarMann!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:33 am UTC

Valarya wrote:
HES wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:On the topic of remaining in this thread or not:

True, but what of ottifications, filks etc that directly relate to this thread? I can't be the only person with works in progress

You weren't. Even though Into the West was perfect enough, as is... I felt the need to filk it something proper for you guys.

So here it is.
Into the West from the LOTR ost
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March on
With your treasured friends
Water is rising
You've come to journeys end
Molpy down
And dream of fellow friends and dwellers
They are crying
From across the thread of Time

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
Meg and Cue will return someday
Safe in each others arms
You're only dreaming

What can you see
In 1190?
Why does the title text hurt?
Across our thread
A new hope rises
The water still moves on the new ONG

And we will turn
toward each other
A light on the Sea (big)
Forever friends

Time fades
Into the world of night
Through molpies dancing
In our memories and filks
Don't say: We have come now to the end
The thread's still calling
You and I will meet again

And we'll be here in our Time
just comaing


I love you all.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:35 am UTC

To try to take my mind of things, I created another animation, of the molpy in the corner.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:35 am UTC

taixzo wrote:For my 500th post, I bring you all another Present Present:

BytEfLUSh wrote:How come I missed that "Still Alive" OTTification?! Brilliant, I love it! Did anyone do it for Portal 2?

ETA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVVZaZ8yO6o
ETA2: "Now I only want Cuegan!", you can't unhear it now :)


Well, here you go. This one is sung by the sea, to us and Cuegan:

Told to Run
Based on Want You Gone by Jonathan Coulton


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Well here we are again
Down by the salty beaches
Remember when they tried
to hold me back?
I ate your sandcastle
Except the highest towers
And all your speculations:
"Baconbabiesonice"

You want to see Sea rising?
GLR's work is done
You used to wait for it
but now you're only told to run.

She is a lot like you
(Maybe not quite as curious).
But now Rosetta's waiting high, and dry
You now need LaPetite
Because this place is ending
If you don't leave right now
the Sea will happen to you!

You've got a homebuilt life raft
Floating under the sun
You used to wait for it
but now you're only told to run.

Goodbye, to all of this
All of the land you once knew
It would be funny, if it weren't so sad
But now it's been replaced
You must find your new home now
Perhaps if you survive
then you'll stop feeling so bad.

Go start a life together!
Question 'till Time is done.
We used to wait for it
but now we're only told to run.
Now we're only told to run.
Now we're only told to run.


BP from NP 1250

Thank you!! 7some! :D
And, 18 NP in just a few hours... What the chirp is going on??! Well, can't wait to ketchup, I guess (please not the end of Time, please not the end of Time, please not the end of Time)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:36 am UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:And, 18 NP in just a few hours... What the chirp is going on??! Well, can't wait to ketchup, I guess (please not the end of Time, please not the end of Time, please not the end of Time)

I hate to tell ya this...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimeLurker » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:37 am UTC

mscha wrote:To try to take my mind of things, I created another animation, of the molpy in the corner.
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(Not that it makes anything clear, it's still just a black blob.)

Ah, I remember when a molpy was nothing but a couple black pixels lumped together (not even a whole, recognizable animal). How far we have come.

Also, *hugs BlitzGirl* :oops:
Sorry, I've always wanted to do that and it seemed like a good time to get it in.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:40 am UTC

COLORONG:

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Latent22 wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Latent22 wrote:You know once he stops updating the frames we will just have one hour to make a manual manip and post it. Then we just have to keep enough of us online to keep that going every hour... forever... (may have to train our children to keep it going though)

Or we can just use children, they have better imaginations and we would still have the suspense of what is happening next :D

Yeah but the OTC would just become this:

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*hugs TimeLurker back* :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:42 am UTC

pkcommando wrote:EndONG

???? :shock:

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Dafuq???? So yep, only the end of Time can bring this many NPs... But come on, it's not really the end, right? Or I am hoping for too much?
still in shock, that was... abrupt... somewhat anticipated, but not as much as earlier possible endings...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:45 am UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:BP from NP 1254

Wow, the End of Time was fifteen newpages ago...

*checks location*
Randamnit, I'm 22 newpages behind!
*goes to fix*

As for colors, I'm kind of liking the golden/amber sky for the OTC.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:45 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Ok… I've had these ready to go for a while now, but have been putting off posting them since the OTC and OTT have been so full of excitement in recent wips, but now it's OVER, I feel the time is right.

I present not one, but THREE present presents for y'all in the form of recordings of three previously ottified songs! (With very crudely made videos).

These are somewhat out of date given the recent happenings, but see them as bits of nostalgia from the simpler days of the OTC :)

Firstly, Every Newframe's Awefulsome
(Based on "The Major General's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, originally ottified by ZoomanSP here, with some lines modified by me because I found the originals too hard to fit the rhythm or just too hard to say. Needless to say, this one was the biggest challenge to sing!)

Next, The Knights Temporal Song
(Based on "Knights of the Round Table" from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, originally ottified by me here - and with some lines improved upon from the original)

And finally, Megan and Cue
(Based on "Winnie the Pooh", originally ottified by me here)

And downloads for all!


I Image you all.


This has cheered me up immensely! I got a little teary eyed, though, I must admit, for this is precisely the sort of thing that will be missed the most, should the OTT ever be forced to close.

But as that day has yet to come, I shall continue with my ketchup. Molpy up!

ETA: At the moment I can't think of very many colors that are not a particular shade of blue :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:46 am UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:And, 18 NP in just a few hours... What the chirp is going on??! Well, can't wait to ketchup, I guess (please not the end of Time, please not the end of Time, please not the end of Time)

BytEfLUSh wrote:Dafuq???? So yep, only the end of Time can bring this many NPs... But come on, it's not really the end, right? Or I am hoping for too much?
still in shock, that was... abrupt... somewhat anticipated, but not as much as earlier possible endings...

We're going to feel it fresh anew each time a Blitzer reaches that newpic. *hugs* to BytEfLUSh and k.bookbinder

Mome decree: For the mood I'm in right now, the golden sunset-ish sky seems quite appropriate.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:47 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Five stages of grief...

Stage 1: Denial

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Stage 1: Checked. Still in ketchup-mode.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby meerta » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:47 am UTC

Rule110 wrote:
asmodai wrote:And, you know... the biggest question of all, at least for me:

Why was it called "Time"?
Was that a simple way of making sure people cottoned on to the fact that the frame would change?

I expected something different. Metaphor, theme, allusion... just.. not nothing.


I mean, it was a great ride. It really was. But I can't not pick this nit.

I can't disagree more.

I've read a lot of SF stories about the distant future of humanity, on the scale of millennia or more. It's actually not one of the most popular SF motifs, at least when not wrapped up in space opera ("... a legendary forgotten planet known as earth..."), but it's been done.

Sometimes it's a hero arising out of that future time who goes exploring in some forbidden zone, sometimes it's a lost time traveler, but it's almost always about discovering the future's past. Whether it's our great age of technological marvels now poignantly gone (John Cambell's classic [and vampire-free] Twilight), or how we screwed up so badly that some other species had to take over (Planet of the Apes, or just about anything by Sherri Tepper), or how the current events of the decade of the story's writing continue to be the primary force shaping the distant future (The Time Machine), or just how silly and warlike we were before the aliens found us (the back-story in lots of space opera), the important thing is... it's all about us! The year might be 227,652 AD "in the old human reckoning," but we still get to be the heroes, or at least the villains.

Well, here's the thing. Randall Munroe's Time doesn't fit that mold. It's not about us. It's about people in their own time.

We thought and sometimes wished it might be otherwise. For instance, many followers including me thought it would be cool if Megan and Cueball found the Clock of the Long Now. Because hey look, that's a thing happening in our own time. If the story became about how they found it and what effects finding it had on them, then it would be all about us after all.

Many others wanted to know (and perhaps still want to know) whether the inundation is "our" fault, a result of extrapolating present day problems (global warming) and technological hubris into our own near future, thus inadvertently damning (and damming) theirs. Because if it was, then it would be all about us after all.

Maybe some of the Beanies' knowledge or technology came from our time. Maybe not. Megan and Cueball and the Almost Forty don't know and, within the scope of this story, don't care. Maybe their folklore about castles is partly about our huge present-day cities, the two things getting conflated in the future kind of like the way we often jumble together different "ancient" architectures even though they're from millennia apart. Even if that's true, that's not what the story's about.

Why, then, put deep time (on the human scale anyhow) in the back-story? Because it's a story about time, and what time does is move on. For good or ill, we don't loom over the distant future the way we like to think we do. The continents grind together or spin apart, seas rise and fall, the earth wobbles on its axis, the stars drift out of their constellations and eventually die. And after all that, it's still now. There's a boy and girl on a beach and the time is now, the time is right now and only now, to build a castle.

That, I believe, is why it's called "Time."


This is neat.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:49 am UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Five stages of grief...

Stage 1: Denial

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Stage 1: Checked. Still in ketchup-mode.


Oh, I forgot to keep track. I think most of the thread is around:

Stage 3: Bargaining
or
Stage 4: Depression

I've always seen LaPetite as shades of violet...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:49 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:COLORONG:
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:mrgreen: Brilliant! Especially love how you signed it like a child :P
And humph, I didn't get a hug back when I gave out hugs in my ketchup post and gave you the biggest one...
k.bookbinder wrote:This has cheered me up immensely! I got a little teary eyed, though, I must admit, for this is precisely what will be missed the most, should the OTT ever be forced to close.

Thanks :mrgreen: ...I'd miss it too were that to happen, but I'm not going to be pessimistic about that! *hugs for you too*. And Happy 700th too!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Tass » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:50 am UTC

Aaaaaaargg, I was out celebrating my birthday, and missed the End of Time.

And I had just restarted fully reading the OTT and even posting occasionally after a long period of outsiding.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:50 am UTC

HES wrote:Randall, go sit in the corner and think about what you've done...

Agreed! This is unacceptable...

(BP from NP 1256)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby iisjreg » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:50 am UTC

I wonder what the google bot thinks of this!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:52 am UTC

Tass wrote:Aaaaaaargg, I was out celebrating my birthday, and missed the End of Time.

Happy Birthday! We stopped Time for you!

yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:COLORONG:
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:mrgreen: Brilliant! Especially love how you signed it like a child :P
And humph, I didn't get a hug back when I gave out hugs in my ketchup post and gave you the biggest one...

Oops! :oops:

*biggest hug back*

I was a little distracted, what with the End of Time and all. Sorry!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:53 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:COLORONG:
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Thanks, BlitzGirl, I needed that...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:54 am UTC

Oh dear, we've lost ChronosDragon. He's gone and pulled a charlie.

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I've always seen the Sea as black. That Randall-forsaken Sea.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:55 am UTC

Phonepost: Just thought of something: the sandcastle on the boat is the highest one they've ever built. Each one has been higher (despite what cueball said)

ETA I'm guessing some people are wondering: 5th time's the charm
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:55 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:Oh my word. I don't know what to say. Oh my word.

Another BP from 1256... I remember that quote (or something like it) from CNN many years ago. It may be disrespectful to say that in this context, but that's exactly how I feel now... (or was that "there are no words"?)
Still hoping, perhaps ignoring some signs that the OTC has ended (the "The End" frame, for example...)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:57 am UTC

ChronosDragon! Come in ChronosDragon! What's going on, you're breaking up!
BlitzGirl wrote:Oops! :oops:

*biggest hug back*

I was a little distracted, what with the End of Time and all. Sorry!

:mrgreen: S'ok, we all were!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimeLurker » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:59 am UTC

Prediction: The alt-text remains and the raft rocks. Thus "continues" Time, rocking back and forth.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:59 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:This has cheered me up immensely! I got a little teary eyed, though, I must admit, for this is precisely what will be missed the most, should the OTT ever be forced to close.

Thanks :mrgreen: ...I'd miss it too were that to happen, but I'm not going to be pessimistic about that! *hugs for you too*. And Happy 700th too!


Thanks! I hadn't even noticed...I was too busy trying not to cry after watching Megan and Cue :P I'd still like to see Monomoply come to fruition.

What happened to ChronosDragon? I would have more expected something like that to happen to HAL9000.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:00 am UTC

EpilONG continues
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:01 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Oh, I forgot to keep track. I think most of the thread is around:

Stage 3: Bargaining
or
Stage 4: Depression

I've always seen LaPetite as shades of violet...


Hmm. I'm currently feeling all five at once...

@Chronosdragon, we're not making goodbyes! Nobody's going anywhere. Quick, someone debug the connection!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:02 am UTC

Opiboble wrote:(sub text = The end.)

BP from 1259:

While sprint-ketchuping, I saw that some of you mentioned that the Alt/Title/Hint/Sub-text changed from ... to something on previous np. Was it also "The end." or was it something else? I hope I'll read your replies soon...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:02 am UTC

Thought I saw a beesnake... was just some dust on my screen. Aww.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:03 am UTC

Yay ONG! I get so happy when I see an ONG now.

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ETA: Oh yeah, colors. OTT's still moving too fast for decrees, looks like. Rosetta I see as a dark magenta/faded rose color, naturally.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:03 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:03 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Thought I saw a beesnake... was just some dust on my screen. Aww.

The dust in my eyes is the bigger problem...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:04 am UTC

HES wrote:Hmm. I'm currently feeling all five at once...


I think I'm going straight to #6: revenge.

But I'm too lazy for that.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby wizpretz » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:04 am UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:I was too busy trying not to cry after watching Megan and Cue :P

I cried both before and while watching Megan and Cue.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:06 am UTC

fatness wrote:
HES wrote:Hmm. I'm currently feeling all five at once...

I think I'm going straight to #6: revenge.

But I'm too lazy for that.

Well, we're already planning to rope up GLR and put him in the basement. But so far he has continued to deliver newpix, so really, you don't have to do anything yet...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby chem1190c » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:07 am UTC

I'm still holding out hope for "THE END ? " emphasis on the question mark :lol:

Perhaps I'm in denial :cry:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:07 am UTC

Updated animation of the current (and allegedly final) scene:

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Oh, and for the mome: The OTC should be ... black and white.
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