1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby intheshax » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:05 am UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:Unspoilered, I'll add The Crying Game. Bit adult, that. Hardly worth seeing if you know the twist, though. You'd think it is something it isn't.


Not unlike Forest Whitaker

ETA: Oh, um. Didn't mean to popelpy up there. How about if the new decree is to name your favorite hat *that is not your own* and why?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Tatiana » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:08 am UTC

Decree: I am very fond of my buffyhat but my very favorite buffyhat is the one for fatness. The cute red hat on the little white wolpy. But all of them are inspired! Some of my other favorites are HES's (the mustache was brilliant), ChronosDragon's one with the purple flowers (something about it is just perfect), and slinches' (putting the eyes through the top is so hilarious). I think Buffygirl is a real artist.

More otthaiku:

Megan and Cue, your
Antediluvian life
Is gone forever

May your new life be
greener, richer, happier,
With much more to learn.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:08 am UTC

Exodies wrote:As a precautionary measure, I frequently googlebing topics I'm not interested in, watch YouTube clips I don't care about, befriend products, organisations and random people I dislike or don't know on social networks (all of them I can find), buy books and iTunes I wouldn't dream of reading or listening to. By following these tactics I have never had an advert which I have been tempted to click on and I am confident that whoever (e.g.) FaceBook thinks Exodies is, it isn't me. There is a small price to pay in my time and money, but it's a necessary one if one wants to avoid becoming product. Don't forget - you may not have a FaceBook page, but FaceBook certainly has a you page.

Are you saying you spend real money to throw off the ad networks? I get adding false or minimal information, but spending money to do so is too far. Tracking blockers minimise what information they can scrape from you, and ad-blockers make the information worthless (targeted ad's are irrelevant if you never see them). Or is there a greater problem that I'm missing?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:24 am UTC

buffygirl wrote:@Swein
Righto ... Hatted Gondolier. Per suggestion by swein
Spoiler:
Here he is!!!
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Note: Hard to create a hat that will stand out at this size.

Yay! A new BuffyDashery masterpiece! Outstanding also at this size10!
And although we're already on a new NP: Regarding favourite BuffyHats, for me it's a tie between HES and Ebonite.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby intheshax » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:41 am UTC

Tatiana wrote:Decree: I am very fond of my buffyhat but my very favorite buffyhat is the one for fatness. The cute red hat on the little white wolpy. But all of them are inspired!


ZoomanSP wrote:And although we're already on a new NP: Regarding favourite BuffyHats, for me it's a tie between HES and Ebonite.


Awesomeful.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:49 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:I'm regularly inspecting Timeventure's database.
Description: An abandoned tent and a fireplace.
Usable items: dilgunnerang, steambottle, bag, stick
Obtainable items: sticks, wood
Action: Inspect fireplace.

Whoever wrote this, knows what they are doing (I think).

Erm... Thanks (I guess).
As for suggestions: It would be a nice motivational thing if you could display a kind of progressbar or metric ("123 out of 3099 frames have been covered (12 more than once)." This, I think, should be fairly easy to implement. Another nice feature (but a bit more difficult) would be to show after submission what the toughts of others (if any) where on that particular frame.
Great work, AluisioASG!

On related news: I am still struggling with the submit form on my database, not really making progress.

@charlie_grumbles, buffygirl, edo, et al: Not to fan the flames, but maybe to throw in one last thought that hasn't yet been mentioned (or I did not see it): Blitzers made a choice NOT to know The End before reading everything in advance. Edo made an error (when in good faith) or tried to spoil the experience for them: There is nothing to prevent Blitzers to take a peek into the future, if they should choose so. There is simply no need to tell them in advance and force that knowledge upon them even if it is to spare them reaching that point while the OTT is already deserted. It is what they chose not more, not less.
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Postby azule » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:12 am UTC

The Mighty Thesaurus with a join date of Wednesday Apr 11, 2007 and 4231 posts wrote:Why the fuck are you all wearing parrots on your heads?
Woah. Another dinosaur newbie. And this one's broken.
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Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:29 am UTC

azule wrote:
The Mighty Thesaurus with a join date of Wednesday Apr 11, 2007 and 4231 posts wrote:Why the fuck are you all wearing parrots on your heads?

Woah. Another dinosaur newbie. And this one's broken.

I tried to fix it with a hat but it didn't seem to work. Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:36 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:As for me, I'm most proud of my design for the Knights Temporal insignia, and the fact that it made it into yappo's Monomolpy board. My hat for kenmelken is also something of which I am very proud.

There was something else I was going to say, but I forget what it was :oops:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby waveney » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:41 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
mscha wrote:Epilogue sequence: finally, the third 24-oldpix loop is broken!
    CDCBAECDAEDCBAEDCCDCBABA
    EDCBAECDAEDCBAEDCCDCBABA
    EDCBAECDAEDCBAEDCCDCBA
    DB
    DEBCEADECACDABDECDCDABAB
    DEBCEADECACDABDECDCDAB
    ED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
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    DE
    A
We might be in a fourth 24-oldpix loop (a.k.a. OTRSv4), we'll know in a dix or so.

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If slinches's idea that the repetitions correspond to digits is correct, we are now at 3-29.


The single "C" at the start and the single "D" could be interpreted as 0s giving 03029...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:59 am UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:@jjjDavidson and others have mentioned being shy. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it sometimes gets in the way. I found this to be helpful in overcoming my own shyness:
http://fooldevil.com/patterns/IntrovertExtrovert.html.

It is also available as part of the book Pedagogical Patterns, which is directed at teachers of technical subjects, especially Computer Science. I have a copy on my bookshelf.

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Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a “pretend extrovert.”

I think this (pretend extrovert) is an accurate description of what people mean by "overcoming shyness". I enjoyed the book and found several new ways of looking at things.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:11 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:Let's see: azule, Exodies, & TheMinim made it to The Event I see. Late hugs and ice cream to all.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:18 am UTC

mscha wrote:Exodies, please do keep posting your messages from the past! I may not have anything to comment on them, but I do read & appreciate 'em. (Will be a while before you read this, though...)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:22 am UTC

ryaaan wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:@jjjDavidson and others have mentioned being shy. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it sometimes gets in the way. I found this to be helpful in overcoming my own shyness:
[link removed since I'm not allowed to post 'em]

It is also available as part of the book Pedagogical Patterns, which is directed at teachers of technical subjects, especially Computer Science. I have a copy on my bookshelf.


Delurking to recommend the book Quiet by Susan Cain. Went a long way to persuade me that there's nothing wrong with having an introverted temperament, that being introverted doesn't necessarily mean that you can't also still have confidence in yourself at the same time, and finally that there are often many positive traits that come bundled along with shyness. Recognising some of these traits in myself made me feel much more content with my introversion. It's also a helpful reminder (along with this thread) that there are millions more like us out there.

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Re: The One True Ale

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:31 am UTC

mikro2nd wrote:Working on a new beer recipe for my brewday tomorrow, so I decided to name it in honour of the OTC and OTT. Others have offered their artistry and skill in OTTifications, graphs, maps, stats, scripts and insanity; I offer, for those who may be interested in trying their own spin on it, my meagre effort, the OTT's first homebrew recipeߧ

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Ale What-d'If
Along the lines of a Belgian Pale Ale
(All Grain Recipe, 30L batch)

Malts:
5kg Pale 2-row malt
1.5kg Munich 10L malt
750G Crystal 20L malt
Single-infusion mash at 67C, 60min.
Mashout at 74C, 15min.

Hops:
Cascade 35g, 60min.
Saaz 25g, 5min.
(might want to increase the Cascades a bit to 50g, but the recipe is still in development, so I'm going a bit conservative at first - I want this to be a really well-balanced session ale.)

Adjuncts:
Sweet Orange Peel, 25g added to boil 5min before flame-out
Black Peppercorns (crushed), 10g to boil for 5min


ETA Specifics: OG 1.048, FG 1.013 according to Brewtarget, but I'll bet on it being 1.012. IBU 22 BU/GU 0.46. ABV 4.6%.

Use your favourite Belgian Ale yeast - mine is a slurry cultured from a bottle of Maredsous Dubbel (so very likely Duvel house yeast.)
Start fermentation at 18, but allow it to run uncontrolled as high as it wants - like the sea it knows what it's doing.
I guess that primary fermentation will last 10-14 days. Secondary,... well, how patient are you? Can you Wait for It? I've Waited as long as 6 months with this particular yeast, and the results are spectacular. In view of the OTC connection I'll suggest 4 months. Just enough time to enjoy a comic strip. (Just kidding - we should be able to bottle/keg this in a month to 6-weeks.)

BTW The specialty malts I'm using are from Malterie du Chateau in Belgium. It really is all related.

ߧAs far as I know, anyway.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:39 am UTC

Ximenez wrote:This way
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Future Past Present

Postby azule » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:01 am UTC

Read my title. And because I felt like it.

The Totality of Title Texts Thongified:
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It was funny and made some sense up to "Run."...but "The End." doesn't make as much sense ... in the front. lol.

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I forgot to mention last time that when I did a search for redundakitty...I got an otter (as first result). lol.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:15 am UTC

jabelch wrote:Edit: Oooh, Pagepope! Share something about yourself that nobody here would know about you.
For me that's easy (since nobody knows me yet!) I like to fly remote control planes.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kazza3 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:12 pm UTC

jabelch = Obama?
Obama = an OTTer?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:46 pm UTC

HES wrote: and ad-blockers make the information worthless (targeted ad's are irrelevant if you never see them). Or is there a greater problem that I'm missing?
The bigger issue is that however they capture the information, it can be used to "customize" editorial content as well as advertising. xkcd's umwelt demonstrates this. Amazon's book pricing a few years back demonstrates this (prices can be used as a method to steer people towards or away from specific books and ideas). The information could be made available to real estate agents, potential employers, anyone with a suffient interest in control over interactions with you. And it will only get worse as the methods become more subtle and interaction with spybots becomes more essential to modern society.

waveny wrote:The single "C" at the start and the single "D" could be interpreted as 0s giving 03029...
excellent observation. (How else would you depict zero!)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:52 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:
ryaaan wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:@jjjDavidson and others have mentioned being shy. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it sometimes gets in the way. I found this to be helpful in overcoming my own shyness:
[link removed since I'm not allowed to post 'em]

It is also available as part of the book Pedagogical Patterns, which is directed at teachers of technical subjects, especially Computer Science. I have a copy on my bookshelf.


Delurking to recommend the book Quiet by Susan Cain. Went a long way to persuade me that there's nothing wrong with having an introverted temperament, that being introverted doesn't necessarily mean that you can't also still have confidence in yourself at the same time, and finally that there are often many positive traits that come bundled along with shyness. Recognising some of these traits in myself made me feel much more content with my introversion. It's also a helpful reminder (along with this thread) that there are millions more like us out there.

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Yes. But don't forget the main message. It isn't that it is "ok" to be introverted. Of course it is. The point is that you sometimes need to behave as if you aren't since the world often seems to advantage extroverts. You need to compete in that world. But you don't need to change what or who you are to do so. You learn to play a role. You don't become King Lear just because you play him on stage. But you do learn to "think like" King Lear to play the role effectively.

I am very introverted. Would you guess that if I hadn't said it? In my past it has cost me dearly not to know how to play the role.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:57 pm UTC

I can't ketch up, but someone around page 1305 asked about non-English OTTifications.

I have been thinking of a merry Swedish walking song, which Megan and Cueball could sing it as they walk with the Beanies toward the castle. I have merely tried to translate the text to English.

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi_gå_över_daggstänkta_berg


HILLS FULL OF DEW (Vi gå över daggstänkta berg)

We walk over hills full of dew, tralala;
They've borrowed from the emeralds their hue, tralala.
Never are we grieving,
Oh so merry are we singing,
As we walk over hills full of dew, tralala.

The old, clever Beanies may say, tralala,
That we are not as sensible as they, tralala.
But who would be singing
About the youthful spring, eh?
If we were as clever as they, tralala.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:42 pm UTC

Bit slow around here... is it the weekend? It must be the weekend.
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Postby Marsh'n » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:26 pm UTC

Come ONG, guys! The newpix stop coming and all of a sudden we're calling each other names over a difference of opinion? I don't know about you, but had too much of the name-calling aimed at me as a kid to watch it happen in silence now.

I'm back on NP301, where a beloved, funny, kind member of our tribe, edo, has just posted the B/D/Gong of Cueball carrying sticks up a ladder. And I think as one who is currently on the blitzquest, how I feel about this ought to count for something. Which is: If y'all haven't made up by the Time I get back to the future, I'm gonna hit somebunny with this space modulator thingymabob I've been carting around since my last comical engagement.

Can we please remember that the Lord Randall brought us together in this needle-pulled thing, and we had darned* well better figure out a way to be worthy in his eyes.

* For a week or more I thought that "needle-pulled" was a mod-madness sub for "darned" based on this definition. Silly me, but at least I can pun off of it now :-)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:35 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
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Exodies wrote:
ryaaan wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:@jjjDavidson and others have mentioned being shy. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it sometimes gets in the way. I found this to be helpful in overcoming my own shyness:
[link removed since I'm not allowed to post 'em]

It is also available as part of the book Pedagogical Patterns, which is directed at teachers of technical subjects, especially Computer Science. I have a copy on my bookshelf.


Delurking to recommend the book Quiet by Susan Cain. Went a long way to persuade me that there's nothing wrong with having an introverted temperament, that being introverted doesn't necessarily mean that you can't also still have confidence in yourself at the same time, and finally that there are often many positive traits that come bundled along with shyness. Recognising some of these traits in myself made me feel much more content with my introversion. It's also a helpful reminder (along with this thread) that there are millions more like us out there.

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I wish I'd said that.

Yes. But don't forget the main message. It isn't that it is "ok" to be introverted. Of course it is. The point is that you sometimes need to behave as if you aren't since the world often seems to advantage extroverts. You need to compete in that world. But you don't need to change what or who you are to do so. You learn to play a role. You don't become King Lear just because you play him on stage. But you do learn to "think like" King Lear to play the role effectively.

I am very introverted. Would you guess that if I hadn't said it? In my past it has cost me dearly not to know how to play the role.


I agree with Charlie, here. I have been meaning to read Quiet since I heard an interview with Susan Cain on NPR. I consider myself to introverted, but not shy. I have had to learn to not be shy - not easy, and it took years. I have confidence in myself, and that helps me to play the role (as Charlie puts it) that is expected of me.I do not know that my co-workers are even aware that I am an introvert, though I do not think they would describe me as out going. I am still not all that sociable.

ETA: Yes, definitely the wipend. I shall have to ketchup this evenix when I return.

ETAA: Thanks mikrit! Love the song! What are the lyrics in Swedish? Is there a link to the song on YouTube?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:04 pm UTC

Morning All.... Sounds better than, "Nooning All", which is actually closer to my when...

Lot's of OTTers on trips and vacations. So I guess it's up to us the less fortunate to keep throwing logs on the fire....

@AluisioASG: I looked at your TimeAdventure site after you mentioned it, but ended up not doing anything. Mainly because I've never gotten into playing those type of games. (I didn't know what I needed to do to advance.) But with your good/bad examples last NewPage, I'm think I see what's required. (Maybe the "bad example" was from someone like me who's never been involved with one of these.) One (or more) questions: Does everyone start on the same frame on their own first visit to your site or is this a community game, where the "story" is evolving as we speak? (In other words: The first frame I saw was where Megan and Cueball saw the pricklymolphy and Cue was starting to walk towards it. Will that still be the frame I start on?) Like I said, somewhat confused.
I do like your latest version "Where in the world are the OTTers" map. Tree-ish. I managed to get registered on this version. (Which was something that didn't happen on the previous one.) I like how the flags get grouped into numbers as you zoom out.

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I've had an OTTcolorcomic I did a few dips ago. Actually several variations of the same one. One of those "Yeah, that looks good. But what if I did this..." type of thing. Finished it, saved it, then went back and twerked it some more, saving as I went. Then went back to a previous save and twerked that one. (Not as nifty a story as standing in the rain looking at the sky and then doing a wowterfall double colorization...) Anyway the version I was thinking was the one I wanted to post, happens to go along with this:

mikrit wrote:I can't ketch up, but someone around page 1305 asked about non-English OTTifications.

I have been thinking of a merry Swedish walking song, which Megan and Cueball could sing it as they walk with the Beanies toward the castle. I have merely tried to translate the text to English.

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi_gå_över_daggstänkta_berg


HILLS FULL OF DEW (Vi gå över daggstänkta berg)

We walk over hills full of dew, tralala;
They've borrowed from the emeralds their hue, tralala.
Never are we grieving,
Oh so merry are we singing,
As we walk over hills full of dew, tralala.

The old, clever Beanies may say, tralala,
That we are not as sensible as they, tralala.
But who would be singing
About the youthful spring, eh?
If we were as clever as they, tralala.


And looks like:
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frame M1982

And Edit in: Yeah, I just figured out how to get my comic full size quotable.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:24 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:
Spoiler:
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frame M1982

I have to admit I've not been paying close attention to OTColoured, but this one's really neat! It would make a good postcard.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:40 pm UTC

HES wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
Spoiler:
Image

frame M1982

I have to admit I've not been paying close attention to OTColoured, but this one's really neat! It would make a good postcard.

Hmmm. Here is the backside of the postcard:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:46 pm UTC

HES wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
Spoiler:
Image

frame M1982

I have to admit I've not been paying close attention to OTColoured, but this one's really neat! It would make a good postcard.


Thanks HES for the kind words.
And thanks for all your help on the wiki. It's really sea-ish and steak-ish.

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And just to be annoying, I went back to NP 1330 and edited my posts with the OTTcomic and the OTColored so they would be full size in the post.

{There's been many a discussion of the whys and wherefores of redundant spoilers and how to get your image quotable in a post. The method most used: "Open the attachment in a new tab and take that address and <img> image it </img>"; always seems to leave this IE browser user with the dreaded ["image box"] (no visual) syndrome. Todip, I opened my attachment in a new tab and copied the address from the "Properties" panel. Bodda-boom: full size image. I'm happy now. :) (I've been using the address from "Properties" for a while. It's just that most of the images I've been doing it to have been small enough not to matter. i.e. "The Beanie Line-ups.)}

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@charlie_grumbles: Great flip-side for the postcard....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:09 pm UTC

Sciscitor wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:I'm regularly inspecting Timeventure's database.
Spoiler:
Description: An abandoned tent and a fireplace.
Usable items: dilgunnerang, steambottle, bag, stick
Obtainable items: sticks, wood
Action: Inspect fireplace.

Whoever wrote this, knows what they are doing (I think).

Erm... Thanks (I guess).
As for suggestions: It would be a nice motivational thing if you could display a kind of progressbar or metric ("123 out of 3099 frames have been covered (12 more than once)." This, I think, should be fairly easy to implement. Another nice feature (but a bit more difficult) would be to show after submission what the toughts of others (if any) where on that particular frame.
Great work, AluisioASG!

Thank you.
The first suggestion is the most difficult one, but gives a nice touch.
The second one would be easier, but it'd scramble the page's design.

pelrigg wrote:I do like your latest version "Where in the world are the OTTers" map. Tree-ish. I managed to get registered on this version. (Which was something that didn't happen on the previous one.) I like how the flags get grouped into numbers as you zoom out.

Thank you, And yea, that's a nice touch. That's what you get from peering at the plugins list.

pelrigg wrote:@AluisioASG: I looked at your TimeAdventure site after you mentioned it, but ended up not doing anything. Mainly because I've never gotten into playing those type of games. (I didn't know what I needed to do to advance.) But with your good/bad examples last NewPage, I'm think I see what's required. (Maybe the "bad example" was from someone like me who's never been involved with one of these.) One (or more) questions: Does everyone start on the same frame on their own first visit to your site or is this a community game, where the "story" is evolving as we speak? (In other words: The first frame I saw was where Megan and Cueball saw the pricklymolphy and Cue was starting to walk towards it. Will that still be the frame I start on?) Like I said, somewhat confused.

The game is split in two phases. Phase 1, which is the one we're on, involves collecting descriptions and possible actions on each frame. Once we have all frames (and maybe actions) covered, we'll turn all the data into something playable. When this happens, I'll turn the current page into a way for people to expand the game's story.

Every time you open the page, or submit your description, a new frame is randomly selected.

Hmm... I like your idea of a community game.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:30 pm UTC

HES wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
Spoiler:
Image

frame M1982

I have to admit I've not been paying close attention to OTColoured, but this one's really neat! It would make a good postcard.

Indeed, comparing it side-by-side with the original frame makes it stand out even more. Your color gives it such depth! Absolutely treeish work, pelrigg. :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:45 pm UTC

MicroBlitz report, NP1347-NP1352

As always, many awefulsome OTTherComics, OTTherOtherComics, colpix, manips, OSHes, and newONGs!
(But Whizbang, at 19:00 UTC I was excited and hopeful about the future. At [warning - following link is NSFOTT] 20:00 UTC, though...)

⁷teful ottifications by jjjdavidson (lovely!), Marsh'n, a partial one by HES,

Poor azule, poor Exodies...

About the newly discovered m*stard frame, some otters seem to be taking this as a sign that Time is still changing after you-know-what. That is unlikely, though, we've only just discovered it, but it was probably changed long before you-(don't-wanna-)know-what. In fact, thanks to Latent22, we now know that the frame was changed between 8.35 and 35.88 newpix after it was ONGed.
But I'll keep checking once in a while. And newpixbot is still checking for new newpix as well.

More later. I'm finally getting closer to the Present...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bmonk » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:45 pm UTC

Blind Blitzposting (854-861 / 1359)

BlitzGirl wrote:. . .
And to keep with the page proclamation of sequel titles:

Time After Time


Isn’t this title better for the present state—now that “IT” has appeared?


I’m reading many posts that require no comment, or at least no comment from so far back in the past. At least I’m surviving on the crumbs of foodstuffs left—the ubiquitous cupcake and cakes, plus the occasional pizzaburger.

The Minim has set out on a quest to respond to the final post of every page. This could get interesting if he ever catches up, and finds that he is posting the last post on a page and must respond to his own final post. . . .8

8Wow!

Just thought of who some of the beesnakes remind me of—Snoopy’s Woodstock!

Discussion on translating names reminds me of two stories:
(1) A fellow I know took a philosophy class from a French prof. He kept referring to “Plat,” and it took my friend several weeks to translate this stranger into “Plato”
(2) I recall reading that conventions are often arbitrary. For example, consider the English kings. King John, of Magna Carta fame, would never have pronounced it that way. It was more like King Jean. I wonder if he ever wrote in English, to use the “King John” spelling. Even more, we translate the names of French kings, say: King Henry or King Philip, rather than Henri and Philippe.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:51 pm UTC

waveney wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
mscha wrote:Epilogue sequence: finally, the third 24-oldpix loop is broken!
Spoiler:
    CDCBAECDAEDCBAEDCCDCBABA
    EDCBAECDAEDCBAEDCCDCBABA
    EDCBAECDAEDCBAEDCCDCBA
    DB
    DEBCEADECACDABDECDCDABAB
    DEBCEADECACDABDECDCDAB
    ED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADCED
    BADECBCBDCAECDBABABADC
    DE
    A

We might be in a fourth 24-oldpix loop (a.k.a. OTRSv4), we'll know in a dix or so.

Hurray! Image
9 dips of one cycle is a lot! Looking forward to a new pattern!
If slinches's idea that the repetitions correspond to digits is correct, we are now at 3-29.


The single "C" at the start and the single "D" could be interpreted as 0s giving 03029...

I did recognize that it could be interpreted that way, but I decided to ignore it because it would have mustarded up my (wishful) thinking that it's spelling out a date. :mrgreen:

To keep my hopes alive, maybe the value of the single characters are of importance, e.g. C represents 0 but D is /. Then it would be 03/29/. I guess we'll find out soon enough whether that last D is part of a new pattern or not ... Oh wait, it may get a bit tricky to interpret if the next 24hr sequence only runs once and there's an extra character. It would be ambiguous whether it was a 1+24 cycle or 24+1. Hmm ... maybe GLR will resolve that by repeating this pattern for fourteen days. That would certainly give us some time to figure out if there's something encoded in the 24 hr blocks.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:55 pm UTC

bmonk wrote:Discussion on translating names reminds me of two stories:
(1) A fellow I know took a philosophy class from a French prof. He kept referring to “Plat,” and it took my friend several weeks to translate this stranger into “Plato”
(2) I recall reading that conventions are often arbitrary. For example, consider the English kings. King John, of Magna Carta fame, would never have pronounced it that way. It was more like King Jean. I wonder if he ever wrote in English, to use the “King John” spelling. Even more, we translate the names of French kings, say: King Henry or King Philip, rather than Henri and Philippe.

I wasn't there to verify it, but I've heard it said that King Henry VIII was the first English king to speak the common tongue (i.e English) rather than French. He was also, I've heard the last first British monarch NOT to be fully trained as a knight. In any case, the nobility in the British Isles spoke French much later than you'd have thought. They were, of course, descended from Normans.

Edited to repair "last" -> "first". Error caught by cellocgw on next page.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:13 pm UTC

bmonk wrote:The Minim has set out on a quest to respond to the final post of every page. This could get interesting if he ever catches up, and finds that he is posting the last post on a page and must respond to his own final post. . . .8

8Wow!


Umm... She didn't actually manage that really... she gave up on it after a very short while, and then got less and less restrictive...

Oh well.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:16 pm UTC

jabelch wrote:Edit: Oooh, Pagepope! Share something about yourself that nobody here would know about you.

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Blindpost from NP1309

Postby Earthling on Mars » Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:58 pm UTC

On NP1301, yappobiscuits wrote:
Spoiler:
smolloy wrote:<snip> I wonder when OTT followers will start arguing about "Cuegan" vs "Megball"?

Well, I couldn't tell you the page number (it was sometime around the start of the journey), but I admit it's entirely my fault :P. Someone suggested coming up with a collective noun for them. Meball was first suggested, but then Cuegan was suggested which proved more popular and began to catch on. I was a-coma at the time, but when I ketchupped I suggested Megball (which I believed, and still believe, is the superior term) but was a bit too late as Cuegan had already caught on.
I still stand firm for the Megball minority against the Cuegan hordes!

I stand with you! Megball forever!

On NP1305, azule wrote:
Spoiler:
Thinking about it, looking back, it very well seems planned from the beginning. The sand castle not being made of sand, but of salt, was apparent, but we could not wrap our heads around it. The side 2 and half D view was perplexing but we moved on. We shouldn't have. These mysteries were clues that we dismissed.

The view was to obscure the fact that they lived below sea level. With a background (not just an artistic complication) it would have been spoiled long ago. As they climbed up...where's the moon? Maybe behind France (if that makes sense). I guess the question is: do we always see straight on, or is that another allusion?

Yeah, I agree about most of the clues, but I don't think we would have been able to tell they lived below sea level if there was a background. Wikipedia says the Mediterranean basin would have been on 3-5 km (2-3 miles) deep, whereas the coast of France was about 200 km or 100 miles from where Megball started. Or to put it another way, I'm not a lot farther away from the Adirondack mountains than Megball were from France, and I cannot see the Adirondacks at all, though admittedly the Adirondacks aren't three miles high. The moon simply wasn't in frame, and at any rate we could see stars on the horizon just fine.
I think the 2 and 1/2 D view was simply because how do you draw a background in black and white?

On NP1308, Ximenez wrote:Latent22: The video test is amazing. I love the timing and the atmosphere added by the music (can't waitWell... for yappo's original music!). The voices sound really good. And I like the colored frames a lot (although I can imagine some clamor for a colorless version). Thanks for sharing it!

Well... Ok, I'm quite used to wait lately. :)

Yeah, the colored frames are nice and all, but I would not want to try to watch the whole OTC in color, since the colors would change with every single frame. As a matter of fact, it would be quite a bit like that flashy gif that's not supposed to be posted again. Please do a black and white version of the voice over!

While I'm here, responses to some past pope decrees:
Spoiler:
My favorite frame: I've mentioned frame 864 ("Want to find out?") before. A more recent one is this:
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I love Megan's elation at seeing a real castle. It makes me :D every time I see it.

Least favorite frame? That's a little harder, but probably any time Cueball lost his sense of adventure, such as this one:
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Where is everybody? Just because Time is over doesn't mean you have to desert the OTT. :cry:
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Nopixly OSH

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:12 pm UTC

@azule: Love the thongs! Image
@mikrit: Treeish Swedish walking song!
@pelrigg: The textured green OTColored newpix is wowterful!


Welcome to the OTTer Scavenger Hunt in Time, hereby abbreviated as OSH... ...let's just stick with OSH.

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This is Megan.
What newpix is she from?


Redundant:
Spoiler:
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Keywords: BGOSH
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Re: Nopixly OSH

Postby pelrigg » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:22 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:@azule: Love the thongs! Image
@mikrit: Treeish Swedish walking song!
@pelrigg: The textured green OTColored newpix is wowterful!


Welcome to the OTTer Scavenger Hunt in Time, hereby abbreviated as OSH... ...let's just stick with OSH.

Image
This is Megan.
What newpix is she from?


Redundant:
Spoiler:
Image




OSH013.png

Keywords: BGOSH
redundant111.png


I'm thinking:
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Edit: oops put my answer inside the quotes. Naughty, pelrigg, naughty...
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