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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:31 pm UTC
by AluisioASG
There, he fixed it:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:31 pm UTC
by fixer
I love how her hair keeps coming loose and falling in her face. It's an amazing detail.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:33 pm UTC
by conorjh
There is a similarity with "Click and drag", with that you construct a story linking the little vignettes scattered through the world, here we make up stories in anticipation of the next still. A few people have mentioned the contrast too, the figures in "Click and drag" are tiny, a small part of the huge world, whereas the figures in "Time" extend through time; it's the same idea that Proust describes at the very end of "Time Regained" (spoiler warning):

" . . . I would therein describe men, if need be, as monsters occupying a place in Time infinitely more important than the restricted one
reserved for them in space, a place, on the, contrary, prolonged immeasurably since, simultaneously touching widely separated years and
the distant periods they have lived through--between which so many days have ranged themselves--they stand like giants immersed in Time."

and maybe this is part of the point.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
by Uninfinity
He fixed it!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
by benjaminswill
Wow, does this have the possibility to turn into comic 915 or what?
"Personally I believe slide number 52 (according to the Aubron Wood chronological classification system) is automatically in the top ten, due to the sheer originality of the introduction of text - before which it was unknown if the series would contain any."

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
by AluisioASG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
by Srt252
benjaminswill wrote:Wow, does this have the possibility to turn into comic 915 or what?
"Personally I believe slide number 52 (according to the Aubron Wood chronological classification system) is automatically in the top ten, due to the sheer originality of the introduction of text - before which it was unknown if the series would contain any."


What a surprise - you praising a text frame!

Haha that's exactly what I thought of as soon as I started reading this thread.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
by AluisioASG
*bump*
Primis wrote:Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
by SBN
Beatrice The Golden wrote:
ugmhemhe wrote:I bet it's snow LOL (or I wish it was, or I'm hoping it is haha)

Sorry, they wouldn't be lying on it and wouldn't be checking the temperature of water.


It can be snow, and snow angels, and checking ice thickness.

Loving the comic and the thread enough to sign up just to join the club.

~~~~ Warning to Blitzers, there is an unspoilered current frame image on page 25 and another on page 41 ~~~~~

Edit to add warnings. (Twice) And once to update the warning now that page 25 is safe.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
by KroniK907
I have been watching this since the first or second image... and all along, I kept thinking of this song. I Finally figured out where I had heard it.

anyway, wanted to share a song about sandcastles: http://www.hulu.com/watch/17829

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
by Magdiragdag
Now what is he doing?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
by Soup
Envelope Generator wrote:Has anyone scoured Wikipedia in search of the exact real-life medieval castle they're reproducing? Someone has to be on it by now.

Tower of London?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tower ... l_2006.jpg

Arch in the right arm, raised tower in the center, turrets extending to the left...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
by kmsimpson
I'm one of the people who just registered today. I've been reading XKCD for a long time but never knew about the forums. I'm enjoying the discussion about Monday's comic almost as much as the comic itself!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
by patzer
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
by KroniK907
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
by KroniK907
*sigh*

Wonder what they are doing now?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:35 pm UTC
by Mgraba
I was hoping this time there'd be something different, since the castle looks mighty fine already.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
by KroniK907
Maybe they will build an army?

Maybe another tower in the center of the big square section?

Maybe a moat?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:39 pm UTC
by SerialTroll
Wait. I just realized the guy is on the other side of the castle than the girl. Clearly Randall is signalling to us that he is gassy and his wife doesn't want to be in the same room as him.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
by TessC
Mgraba wrote:I was hoping this time there'd be something different, since the castle looks mighty fine already.

Maybe this is just the beginning of the castle -- perhaps a tall tower awaits us in the future.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
by CasualSax
I was kinda hoping she was building a bigger sand castle to protect the one they built together.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:52 pm UTC
by Magnap
Oh, how I (former lurker, hi!) look forward to seeing the comic change, and how I hope even more that it will change on the mobile version too (thus avoiding a #1174 (how nice it is to feel in the know) situation).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
by littlebutterfly
SWuh wrote:Holy FUCK an hour and a half of my life just disappeared thanks to this comic/thread/forum ARGHHHHHH -


I personally am finding that I am much more productive today. Half an hour is about all I can sustain focus for anyway :wink: So I write like mad for half an hour, then check for comic and forum updates, and go back to my writing feeling much refreshed. Like a mini zen moment. :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
by KroniK907
As an update as to the forum statistics for this thread, I would like to announce a WINNER!!!

This thread is now the most viewed comic thread on the forum.

It is also in 3rd place for replies. We have a long way to go if we want to catch "Pickup Artist" but please lets not get that off topic :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
by KroniK907
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
by KroniK907
KroniK907 wrote:Maybe they will build an army?

Maybe another tower in the center of the big square section?

Maybe a moat?



Hells yes for the tower prediction!! :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
by free-bee
Mine... Mine didn't update. I got scared when no one posted the update. But it's okay now. It just did, finally.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
by littlebutterfly
Not sure if some of the coding geniuses earlier in the thread have already answered this but... Do I have a browser issue on my end? is it regional thing? or something else? People are able to screen-grab and update the forum a minute or two before the comic itself updates, whether I refresh the comic page or not.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
by Malvoss
I think for the next day they should build in the other direction, into the page, when is a sandcastle ever two-dimensional?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:07 pm UTC
by KarMann
free-bee wrote:Mine... Mine didn't update. I got scared when no one posted the update. But it's okay now. It just did, finally.

It wasn't just you; mine didn't even change the first time I hit refresh. Had me worried; this certainly isn't a natural ending point.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
by Incognito357
same here for the last update.

I just had a thought. Maybe Randall will continue adding pictures until someone breaks his encryption. Where're those guys with the supercomputers at? they should have it cracked by now ;)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:16 pm UTC
by ckthorp
Soup wrote:Tower of London?

[[URL removed due to forum spam protection rules]]

Arch in the right arm, raised tower in the center, turrets extending to the left...

I think this is a very good guess.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:21 pm UTC
by Whizbang
Aren't the larger sand sculptures usually built top down (create a giant pile of sand and cut away the uneeded bits), so as to avoid the need to step on/around the completed areas? If they are going to attempt to build a tower, they may end up destroying their existing work.

I realize the castle wasn't planned, but I would think they are getting towards the limit of what can be done without planning it out in advance.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:26 pm UTC
by Wnderer
unixkcd.png


The http://uni.xkcd.com/ has worked well for this comic. Though it would be better if I could figure out how to scroll.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:29 pm UTC
by wud
I think it is going to last a full week, and possibly punchline on april first.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:30 pm UTC
by cream wobbly
Beatrice The Golden wrote:Alright! The fun continues!

Since the story is developing nicely - the girl is building a bigger sandcastle and the boy is back to help her - let's tackle the other aspects of the story. I have few more assumptions.

I prefer not to make assumptions so could you help me out here? Is the girl the one with the short hair or the long hair?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:30 pm UTC
by KroniK907
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:31 pm UTC
by AluisioASG
cream wobbly wrote:
Beatrice The Golden wrote:Alright! The fun continues!

Since the story is developing nicely - the girl is building a bigger sandcastle and the boy is back to help her - let's tackle the other aspects of the story. I have few more assumptions.

I prefer not to make assumptions so could you help me out here? Is the girl the one with the short hair or the long hair?

Hm, how many people with hair do you see there?

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Blitzers: the seventh post on the next page (after SWuh's and before SWuh's (yes, that's right)) contains an unspoilered current frame. Be advised.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
by ahammel
cream wobbly wrote:I prefer not to make assumptions so could you help me out here? Is the girl the one with the short hair or the long hair?

Her name is Megan.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:33 pm UTC
by Zion426
So, how do we know that the guy who's helping the girl now is the same person as the guy who left earlier?