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### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:21 am UTC
KarMann wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:

I just realized I have no idea what those things on the top of the thingy are supposed to be.

Which things on top of which thingy? There are towers, turrets, crenellations, flags, and the scale model of the whole scene to choose from.

Added: BTW, the model is about 1/8 scale, so nowhere even close to HO or H0. It will have a much higher Matryoshka limit, about 2.1 times greater either way.

The thingies in the center on the top.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:22 am UTC
So, now does he have to change his model?

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:23 am UTC
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Spoiler:

I just realized I have no idea what those things on the top of the thingy are supposed to be.

Which things on top of which thingy? There are towers, turrets, crenellations, flags, and the scale model of the whole scene to choose from.

Added: BTW, the model is about 1/8 scale, so nowhere even close to HO or H0. It will have a much higher Matryoshka limit, about 2.1 times greater either way.

The thingies in the center on the top.

That would be the scale model of the whole scene that he's building on top of the central tower.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:26 am UTC
KarMann wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Spoiler:

I just realized I have no idea what those things on the top of the thingy are supposed to be.

Which things on top of which thingy? There are towers, turrets, crenellations, flags, and the scale model of the whole scene to choose from.

Added: BTW, the model is about 1/8 scale, so nowhere even close to HO or H0. It will have a much higher Matryoshka limit, about 2.1 times greater either way.

The thingies in the center on the top.

That would be the scale model of the whole scene that he's building on top of the central tower.

Trippy. Thanks!

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:30 am UTC
higgs-boson wrote:
Mr Moriaty wrote:Bees are black and yellow silly.

Nope, that would be wasps.
Even the Buckfast honey bees aren't really black and yellow.

Or bumblebees.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:34 am UTC
KarMann wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Spoiler:

I just realized I have no idea what those things on the top of the thingy are supposed to be.

Which things on top of which thingy? There are towers, turrets, crenellations, flags, and the scale model of the whole scene to choose from.

Added: BTW, the model is about 1/8 scale, so nowhere even close to HO or H0. It will have a much higher Matryoshka limit, about 2.1 times greater either way.

The thingies in the center on the top.

That would be the scale model of the whole scene that he's building on top of the central tower.

It's only a model

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:36 am UTC
Flotter wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Spoiler:

I just realized I have no idea what those things on the top of the thingy are supposed to be.

Which things on top of which thingy? There are towers, turrets, crenellations, flags, and the scale model of the whole scene to choose from.

Added: BTW, the model is about 1/8 scale, so nowhere even close to HO or H0. It will have a much higher Matryoshka limit, about 2.1 times greater either way.

The thingies in the center on the top.

That would be the scale model of the whole scene that he's building on top of the central tower.

It's only a model

Let's not go there. 'Tis a silly place. (Completely, utterly unlike this thread.)

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:49 am UTC
KarMann wrote:
Flotter wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
KarMann wrote:

I just realized I have no idea what those things on the top of the thingy are supposed to be.

Which things on top of which thingy? There are towers, turrets, crenellations, flags, and the scale model of the whole scene to choose from.

Added: BTW, the model is about 1/8 scale, so nowhere even close to HO or H0. It will have a much higher Matryoshka limit, about 2.1 times greater either way.

The thingies in the center on the top.

That would be the scale model of the whole scene that he's building on top of the central tower.

It's only a model

Let's not go there. 'Tis a silly place. (Completely, utterly unlike this thread.)

Let us ride to Megalot! (although Cueball-a-lot has some intrinsic attraction)

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:54 am UTC
KarMann wrote:Added: BTW, the model is about 1/7 scale, so nowhere even close to HO or H0. It will have a much higher Matryoshka limit, about 2.2 times greater either way.

... The model pretty much looks like being about 1:7 scaled, indeed.

With the sand castle being about 2 m tall (initial guess), the main tower of the real thing would be something about 14 m.

The "main tower" of Neuschwanstein (strange thing it is, a staircase tower several floors higher than the top floor) is about 65 m tall.

Did Megan pick a very little castle for modelling her own, or didn't Cueball care about Matryoshka comliant scales?

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:00 am UTC
I awoke a couple of TimeFrames ago, triedto catch up and saw Megan before Outside intervened. Back again, and she's gone again. Bah!

Edit: And where's he off to now?

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:00 am UTC
higgs-boson wrote:
KarMann wrote:Added: BTW, the model is about 1/7 scale, so nowhere even close to HO or H0. It will have a much higher Matryoshka limit, about 2.2 times greater either way.

... The model pretty much looks like being about 1:7 scaled, indeed.

With the sand castle being about 2 m tall (initial guess), the main tower of the real thing would be something about 14 m.

The "main tower" of Neuschwanstein (strange thing it is, a staircase tower several floors higher than the top floor) is about 65 m tall.

Did Megan pick a very little castle for modelling her own, or didn't Cueball care about Matryoshka comliant scales?

Perhaps Neuschwanstein is two Matroshkya levels up from this.

Time to dip a toe in again?

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:04 am UTC
So now, any change has to be done twice.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:08 am UTC
You know what? I believe the "Wait for it." is NOT aimed at us - it's Meg and Cue waiting for it. "It" probably being "the river".

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:09 am UTC
He's depressed (you know why) and he's contemplating drowning himself. This will not end well.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:32 am UTC
azule wrote:He's depressed (you know why) and he's contemplating drowning himself. This will not end well.

Nah, I think he's just checking the water liquid level, like Megan (possibly) did in frame 197.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:50 am UTC
Davidy wrote:So now, any change has to be done twice.

... or possibly more, depending how many levels of recursion there are.

Then again, maybe he has built working models of himself and Megan, so when they makes a change, the models make the corresponding smaller change, and so on.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:00 am UTC

Looks a bit fed-up to me.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:02 am UTC
Lost all hope.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:05 am UTC
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness at TannhÃ¤user Gate.
All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain.
Time to die.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:11 am UTC
orthogon wrote:
Davidy wrote:So now, any change has to be done twice.

... or possibly more, depending how many levels of recursion there are.

Then again, maybe he has built working models of himself and Megan, so when they makes a change, the models make the corresponding smaller change, and so on.

It's called a pantograph.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:11 am UTC
mybrainhurts wrote:You know what? I believe the "Wait for it." is NOT aimed at us - it's Meg and Cue waiting for it. "It" probably being "the river".

That's an interesting view, but to find out we just have to Wait for it.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:16 am UTC
I just realized - this comic DOES reflect Randall's life. It shows that he doesn't know what he's going to do with the comic and is making Cueball walk randomly and trying to make us feel intrigued.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:25 am UTC
Black Hat Guy wrote:I just realized - this comic DOES reflect Randall's life. It shows that he doesn't know what he's going to do with the comic and is making Cueball walk randomly and trying to make us feel intrigued.
This comic is a 1:7 scale replica of his life.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:37 am UTC
KarMann wrote:
orthogon wrote:
Davidy wrote:So now, any change has to be done twice.

... or possibly more, depending how many levels of recursion there are.

Then again, maybe he has built working models of himself and Megan, so when they makes a change, the models make the corresponding smaller change, and so on.

It's called a pantograph.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:38 am UTC
KarMann wrote:
orthogon wrote:
Davidy wrote:So now, any change has to be done twice.

... or possibly more, depending how many levels of recursion there are.

Then again, maybe he has built working models of himself and Megan, so when they makes a change, the models make the corresponding smaller change, and so on.

It's called a pantograph.

I totally used to have one of those and had completely forgotten about it. Thanks for evoking that childhood memory. It never worked very well, mind...

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:51 am UTC
Helper wrote:
squonk wrote:Anyone like to hazard a guess as to how many replies this topic will have one year from today? Closest guess without going over receives an autographed black pixel from this comic!

I'll say 18244.

I think the comic will go for at least a couple more centinewpix, and after that I think the discussion will slowly die down. My guess is 9337.

Looks like you grossly underestimated the passing of time.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:01 am UTC

DONG

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:07 am UTC
NoMouse wrote:DONG

Dong? If you're right, that's quite an erection!

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:07 am UTC
NoMouse wrote:DONG

I hope that's his leg.

Ninja'd - Great minds and all that.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:25 am UTC
I spose we are lucky that they aren't at home playing computer while they Wait For It. Watching the castle building passtime was much more fun than looking at them looking at a screen would have been.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:36 am UTC
Won't it be grand if we are not disappointed by the denouement?

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:39 am UTC
Mr Moriaty wrote:
KarMann wrote:
orthogon wrote:
Davidy wrote:So now, any change has to be done twice.

... or possibly more, depending how many levels of recursion there are.

Then again, maybe he has built working models of himself and Megan, so when they makes a change, the models make the corresponding smaller change, and so on.

It's called a pantograph.

There's this train line from London that goes from third-rail to overhead electrification somewhere along the way. At that point there are signs for the drivers saying "pants up" and "pants down". I would try to find a picture but I fear the Google search is NSFW!

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:55 am UTC
"e="orthogon"]
Mr Moriaty wrote:
KarMann wrote:
orthogon wrote:
Davidy wrote:So now, any change has to be done twice.

... or possibly more, depending how many levels of recursion there are.

Then again, maybe he has built working models of himself and Megan, so when they makes a change, the models make the corresponding smaller change, and so on.

It's called a pantograph.

There's this train line from London that goes from third-rail to overhead electrification somewhere along the way. At that point there are signs for the drivers saying "pants up" and "pants down". I would try to find a picture but I fear the Google search is NSFW![/quote]

This is the closest I could find:
http://www.railsigns.co.uk/sect18page1/18_18.gif and http://www.railsigns.co.uk/sect18page1/18_19.gif

EDIT: Changed the images to url's in answer to the following request:
KarMann wrote:Could you maybe both change those IMG tags to URLs, and we can see if that helps? (Writing this has been a total pain; probably took 5-10 mnutes.)
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:57 am UTC
A person goes and comas for a few newpix and comes back to find out all sortsa shit's been going on.

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:01 am UTC

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:44 am UTC
While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:45 am UTC
I don't think the recursion theory will prove out to be the finale, it will miss out on a very Randall-esq payoff for all the other hints dropped. His comics always have a poignant punch to them, even the somber and light ones have a certain quality of satisfaction for the setup. To that end, I think the miniatures of the castles on top of the center castle is just a small punch payoff for the gag of Cueball taking so long with the top, messing it up and trying to fix it.

I am also thinking Randall is playing a social experiment with us, just HOW LONG will we continue to follow this, as he slows down the speed of pain change in each frame.

AND, I do think there is an underlying link between EXTERNALATIES and TIME, but not as large of a conspiracy as previously speculated. In his random exploration he got piqued on hashing, and got the idea that he could make a changing comic and by hashing the file-names could prevent the fans from hacking to see the future, which got him on the idea of hacking a hash could be a fun contest as part of a comic, then proceeded to set up both, multitasking them (aside: He had to have gotten permission from wikipedia to allow his fans to hammer the servers creating/editing pages at a record pace and risk crashing the server)

Time to resume waiting for it ....

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:48 am UTC
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?

Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:02 pm UTC
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?

Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".

technically, that's the infinitive form (to wait), to get the present participle (waiting) you'd change it to esperando

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:06 pm UTC
He shifted his knee, that's all?

Oh wait, BONG!