1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:17 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:17 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
BlueCrab wrote:Is highlighting people's names in blue a Thing now? Or just to simplify finding names?

Mostly just to tag usernames and make them easier to scan for, visually. It's a useful technique for ketchup posts when you're complimenting multiple people on ottifications and such.

It also gives me headaches when I read the post in full. Color changes, together with font changes, work like mental tripwires for me.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:29 am UTC

All right, already, I voted! It was hard work. So much awesomefulness to choose from. And now I have to coma.

I see that there's a quote from BlueCrab up above. Has she come out of the basement?

ETA: I see she has. Yay! Nice to see you!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:17 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:31 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Is it you or your hat that reacts to color-changed text, Neil? Image

Both, I am my hat.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:38 pm UTC

Oo a new needle-pulled-thingy in the Time-after-Time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:42 pm UTC

Too tired to post! Been voting.

Gotta say though: Blue Crab! Hooray!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:30 pm UTC

BlueCrab wrote:Is highlighting people's names in blue a Thing now? Or just to simplify finding names?
It makes people's names easy to see, especially when you are referring to something they said or did, but either don't have anything to quote, or don't want to quote them (while redundancy is molpish, too much redundant redundancy can make it harder to follow a thread). Since red (and its RELATED flavors) are frowned upon by the mods, blue is the only clear choice left. Green also works, but doesn't show up as well. (At least not on my monitor). I was one of the early adopters of this; sometimes I also prefaced the name with @, but don't do that much any more. Also, welcome back!

BlueCrab wrote:It does make the names a lot more visible, I just keep wondering why they're linked and clicking on them :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:46 pm UTC

I can't find it to be possible on mobile devices
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:08 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:I can't find it to be possible on mobile devices
Mustard! Them mobiles... they take too much control. I wonder if you can download a different browser for it that will let you do that.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmoYeCXUsaE
d'awww!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:10 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:I can't find it to be possible on mobile devices
Mustard! Them mobiles... they take too much control. I wonder if you can download a different browser for it that will let you do that.

addams wrote:It's a Mopy from ElseWhere.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmoYeCXUsaE
d'awww!

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Yeah, I should give Firefox a try again. Maybe they've solved the text editing problems.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:47 pm UTC

But is it a Caerbannog rabtor?
Stay tuned to find out!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:55 pm UTC

(If the zombeanie gets cold enough, does it make sheets of ice?)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:03 pm UTC

I need a wildmolpy expert. What kind of raptor is this?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby waveney » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:15 pm UTC

HES wrote:I need a wildmolpy expert. What kind of raptor is this?


I think it is a buzzard, but it might just be a female sparrowhawk, if Seaish it is a buzzard. As a Hampy, sparrowhawks are fine for you, but Buzzards like a small snack. (The trees are Scotts Pine)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:15 pm UTC

My initial guess would be a buzzardraptor. And ninja'd.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:37 pm UTC

BlueCrab wrote:(If the zombeanie gets cold enough, does it make sheets of ice?)

It took me a minute, but oh man that is awfulsome! :D

Oh Yeah! Don't know if you ever watch Family Guy, but they've done at least a couple hilarious take-offs of the Kool-Aid guy.

That's literally a treeish buzzardraptor photo, HES! But yes, I would stay a safe distance from xim. Hamplies would probably be a tempting little treat. I'll have some agents go observe him to make sure he stays a safe distance from you.

That was a very sweet and kinda sad video, addams. Poor little homeless ratmolpy!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:52 pm UTC

That explains why it was so interested... thankfully my hamplyball is seaish and attackish.

waveney, did you get that from the picture or the fact that I'm in Scotland?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:12 pm UTC

HES wrote:That explains why it was so interested... thankfully my hamplyball is seaish and attackish.

waveney, did you get that from the picture or the fact that I'm in Scotland?


You have an attack hamplyball? :shock:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:26 pm UTC

It's like the fake eyes on a flutterbeewing. Raptorraptor deterrent.

Doesn't work on redundakitties though, one said hello to me earlier.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:40 pm UTC

BlueCrab wrote:(If the zombeanie gets cold enough, does it make sheets of ice?)

Hi lmjb! Hi ggh! Wow, where is that sculpture?

Baltimore somewhere? Looks like they have (or had) a bunch of decorated ones.

Heehee - I didn't get the zombeanie funny until Laura Mae pointed it out. Watch out for BlitzGirl!


kieryn, I see what you mean with the Peter Gabriel. Could be an epic ottification, but alas, I don't have the skills.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:47 pm UTC

I realise I got distracted and forgot to close OTTscars voting at the originally planned time, so if you got your votes in late you're a lucky molpy :P (ETA: Though looking at my PMs now I see everymolpy got them in on time anyway!)

But they are officially closed as of now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby waveney » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:49 pm UTC

HES wrote:That explains why it was so interested... thankfully my hamplyball is seaish and attackish.

waveney, did you get that from the picture or the fact that I'm in Scotland?

I didn't know you where North of the border. I did get it from the picture.

I spend alternate Sundips, leading the volunteers (10-20) in a Molpy Reserve near here. ~45% of the trees on the island are Scots Pines - they have distinctive redish bark. I also go out Birding...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:59 pm UTC

This basement is a bit chilly. Oh, look, there is a door with a sign that says: "Do not open under any circumstances", signed BlueCrab. How strange. I wonder what's behind the door, surely a brief look can't hurt, let me just...

*Months pass*

Hi ho. I don't think I can ketch up this time, it must be five or six months since I was here. Did I miss anything? (No, don't answer that.) It is comforting that the thread is still alive. Anyway, I started on a present for you just before I opened the timewarp door - my wife had taken a nice autumn photo, and I felt the urge to scribble stickmen on it. And now I am finished, and it is already spring here. But anyway, the dialogue takes place a few years into the Afterwhen.

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Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:04 pm UTC

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HES wrote:Doesn't work on redundakitties though, one said hello to me earlier.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:19 pm UTC

The Dark Lord

Chapter 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

The Dark Lord sits on his dark throne, thinking about the girl at her Sandcastle. What could she be plotting against him? What is she capable of? How could she be his downfall?

And what can he do about her?

The door opens, and a servant steps in and bows. "Your Majesty, the General is here to see you, with one of the Molpies."

"Let them in," says the Dark Lord.

The servants exits, and returns with the General and a Molpy. They bow.

"What is it, General?" says the Dark Lord.

"This Molpy brings news from the Megball, Your Majesty," says the General.

"What news, Molpy?" says the Dark Lord.

The Molpy steps forward, bows, and says, "Your Majesty, the Megball have continued to follow the River³. They passed the Baobabs7 yesterday. When I left last night, they were settling under a tree by a stream10 to rest. It wasn't far from a waterfall."

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"How is the Amoeba doing?" says the Dark Lord.

"Cueball shows some signs of the Amoeba's infection, but it is very slow," says the Molpy. "Like I said last time, I think you need some better employees."

"Is there anything else, Molpy?" says the Dark Lord.

"That's all," she says.

"Return to the Megball, then," says the Dark Lord. "Dismissed."

The Molpy exits.

"They must be stopped," says the Dark Lord.

"Yes, Your Majesty," says the General. "With your permission, I will gather Molpies and march after them right now."

"No," says that Dark Lord. "You might not reach them fast enough."

"Hmm?" says the General. "Why do we have to reach them fast?"

"They are not far from the Beanies... and Rosetta." The Dark Lord says the name with hatred in his voice. "They must not be allowed to reach her."

"Who is Rosetta, Your Majesty?" asks the General.

"Only the greatest enemy of the Dark Lords since Mithrandir!" says the Dark Lord. "Except, perhaps, the Immortal Guardian," he adds more quietly.

"I see," says the General, though in fact he most likely does not know who Mithrandir is. His mind is built for war, not for history.

"I have wanted to destroy her for many years," says the Dark Lord, "but I do not yet have the strength to do so."

The General doesn't reply.

"But right now," says the Dark Lord, "if Megball reach her, the results could be disastrous. We will need someone fast to reach them."

He thinks for a few moments.

"Dismissed," he says to the General.

"But--" says the General.

"Dismissed, General!" says the Dark Lord, his voice as deep as the Sea¹.

The General bows and exits.

The Dark Lord stands, goes to the wall, and opens a hidden door there. He goes through and closes it. He continues walking through several more rooms with hidden doors until he reaches the area of the palace where the animals are kept.

The animal keeper looks up from feeding the crocodiles, slightly surprised. "Your Majesty," he says. "Can I do something for you?"

"I need an animal," says the Dark Lord. "A fast one, and one good at killing."

The animal keeper nods. "A raptorcat would be good." He starts walking. "This way, Your Majesty."

They reach a large cage full of cats of many sizes and colors. The Dark Lord looks them over.

He points to a big, black one. "Bring me that one."

The animal keeper nods. He opens the cage and steps inside, closing the door behind him. He goes to the cat the Dark Lord pointed to.

"Lucky," he says, "the Dark Lord wants to see you." He leads the cat out of the cage.

The Dark Lord starts stroking its fur. "Hello, Lucky," he says. "I have a mission for you."

He starts leading the cat away. "You see, there are a couple of people I want you to take care of. Megan and Cueball are their names. Some call them the Megball. Others, the Cuegan."

They exit the animal area and start walking through the hallways. The cat cannot actually understand complex speech, but a being such as the Dark Lord can communicate ideas directly to an animal's mind.

"The problem is, they will soon reach my enemy, Rosetta. That would not be good."

The pass two Molpies in the hall, who are taken aback to see the Dark Lord out of his throne room. They glance warily at the raptorcat.

"Follow the River³," the Dark Lord continues. "The Megball are following it. Find them and kill them."

They reach the main gate. The Dark Lord orders the guard to open it.

"Now go!" he says.

The raptorcat charges out the gate.

* * *


Makarga kicked sand over the new graves. Turazal. Talgida. Lastok. They had bravely defended LaPetite to their deaths. Three of the dark Molpies had been killed too; they were buried separately, along with a Sparrow-raptor. Two more Molpies and one Sparrow-raptor were being guarded inside the castle. Makarga had wanted to simply kill them. Segla had not let him, knowing that LaPetite would not like it.

LaPetite. The Dark Lord had returned her, for reasons Makarga could not guess. The Molpy who brought her back to them had turned and marched back into the Sea¹ without saying anything, and LaPetite had burst into tears as soon as he was gone. Now she sat silently, staring out over the water. Segla was standing by her, trying to comfort her.

The rising water had washed away the lowest part of the Sandcastle. It was now lapping at the poles holding the platform up. They would not be able to stay here much longer.

What could eight Molpies and a little girl do against the Dark Lord?

Splash!

Makarga spun around and looked at the Sea¹. A huge black raptorcat was coming out. It pounced on LaPatite.

"Hey!" yelled Makarga. Segla jumped on the raptorcat. Makarga started running towards them.

The cat jumped off LaPetite and ran up the hill, keeping away from Makarga. Makarga started to run after it. It was too fast. He would have no chance of catching it. He went to LaPetite.

"Are you okay, milady?" he said.

"Yeah," she replied.

"It didn't bite her," said Segla.

"It just licked me," said LaPetite. "It woke me up. I guess I fell asleep on the sand."

"What?" said Segla. She looked at Makarga.

"I'm hungry," said LaPetite.

"Milady..." said Makarga. "You're all right now?"

"Huh?"

"LaPetite," said Segla. "You haven't spoken all morning."

"Of course not!" said LaPetite. "I was asleep, silly Molpy!"

"But..." said Makarga. "But, milady, you were captured last night..."

"Don't you remember that?" said Segla.

"No," said LaPetite.

The two Molpies stared at her.

"What?" she said. Then she glanced at the Sandcastle. Her eyes widened. "Look!" she said. "The water is almost at the middle castle!"

She started walking toward it. "We'd better get up on the platform. I made it into a boat, remember? We can float if the Sea gets up there. Come on!"



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³ neat, and bigger than the other River², but still smaller than the Sea¹
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:24 pm UTC

I just read the reckoning announcement thread, please stop provoking the mods. I know y'all want a molpish madness but don't poke a keyboard without a thwappstick!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:40 pm UTC

Awesomeful, Earthling! Things are starting to properly tie in with the OTC now…

Ooh, are Rosetta and Expando members of the Istari? Or at least Maiar? :D Are they the two blue wizards??

Also, what in Randall's name is an "animal"?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:19 pm UTC

mikrit wrote:...but it has developed into something called "frozen shoulder" with some pain and rigidity. It is supposed to heal with time and training, but it can take a while.
Get the book "The Frozen Shoulder Workbook" by Clair Davies. Many doctors and therapists do not understand frozen shoulder, and can do lots of damage. There is a massage technique (on trigger points) which is very effective - it worked on me, and the book explains how and why. It's a layman's version of a medical book written and researched by Nixon's White House physician.

More detail if you want it, but get the book - it's all in there. Hope she gets to feeling molpish fast!

and, on another topic... if you want "reckoning", you can always visit the otherthreads. You'll come back here soon enough after the experience! :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:13 am UTC

Treeish new chapter, Earthling on Mars!

Hi mikrit! It's molpish to have you bagback! Feel free to condiment to your liking, but you should definitively check out the two TimeAfterTime stories you might have missed since your last post:

    the Beanie2ONGs, which started here, and
    the current MysteryONGs (or SilentONGs), which started here.
They're awesomeful!

And of course the newest chapters of ucim's AotC7, and all the ottifications4, and...
Wait on.

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Postby mscha » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:30 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:05 am UTC

Wow, the OTTscars results post is going to be seaish. Especially since it's not just a list of winners (I'm working on something a bit more fun and special). I reckon I'll split it up and post it in sections throughout the dip on the Timeiversary.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:10 am UTC

Hi Mikrit!
And look, Marsh'n is online! come say hi!
this Dark Lord story is getting better and better.
that is all.
I made my avatar, Buffygirl hatted it, Yappo smileyed it and ggh taroted it!
I've changed, witnessing this thing so beautiful

Good luck on blitzing, katakissa, username5243, musthavebeenmykarma, iskinner, thunk, GnomeAnne, and quantized ! Keep the signposts coming, we love em in the now!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Marsh'n » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:34 am UTC

Kieryn wrote:Ok. I guess now we have to wait again.


Greetings from NP450!

The fade to white arrives. A fear lies on the land. Lurkers delurk from every direction, many wanting to be sure they at least have a chance to say hello to fellow members of the OTT whom they have come to know over these past newpix. Blitzgirl arrives in the present almost perfectly timed to LaPetite's reentry in the last few frames of the fade. (Coincidence? I don't believe in coincidence... only in layers of structure and meaning we have yet to uncover.) Finally, whiteness is upon us. (Along with several lovely white-themed ottifilkifications.)

And then... the bifurcation. The first frame of the rest of time appears, and mysteriously disappears after being posted due to apparent server issues. (Coincidence? I... said that already.) Rejoicing is mixed with confusion as we try to understand whether there really is another frame, and if there is, what a frame of half white and half black might mean for our future.

So I wait again, or I blitz again, as appropriate. Maybe someday I can truly earn the title "BlitzGirl the slowest." :?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:59 am UTC

Hurray, it's Marsh'n! Hi Marsh'n! Image
Another awesomeful chapter, Earthling. I love how you write LaPetite. :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:56 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:My initial guess would be a buzzardraptor. And ninja'd.

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