1704: "Gnome Ann"

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby awr01 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:01 am UTC

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby pscottdv » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:40 am UTC

flicky1991 wrote:
Quizatzhaderac wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Meanwhile - how could Randall have left out that Gnome Ann, born of woman, will kill The Scottish Play?
The witches prophecy is that "none born of woman" would kill the Scottish usurper.
So, we just need to find a nun. And (politely) check whether she was a Caesarian birth.


Presumably Joshua's dad could do it. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+11:28&version=ESV

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby ThemePark » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:45 am UTC

What many don't realize is that this is actually Amélie in disguise.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby ghlargh » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:18 pm UTC

ThemePark wrote:What many don't realize is that this is actually Amélie in disguise.


Just take a look at any woman and you can clearly see she is Gnome Ann.

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby JimsMaher » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:26 pm UTC

Has anyone identified the class of ship that Gnome Ann is leading the Enterprise in?

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Sableagle » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:33 pm UTC

Quizatzhaderac wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Meanwhile - how could Randall have left out that Gnome Ann, born of woman, will kill The Scottish Play?
The witches prophecy is that "none born of woman" would kill the Scottish usurper.

"No man that is of woman born" when we produced it. Iambic pentameter, you know.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby bilkie » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:34 pm UTC

Kelly Coyle wrote:Gnome Ann is an island.

Her full name is Ann Isabel Lent, so, yes, Gnome Ann is Ann I. Lent, and she stands alone.

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby gmalivuk » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:47 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:
Quizatzhaderac wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Meanwhile - how could Randall have left out that Gnome Ann, born of woman, will kill The Scottish Play?
The witches prophecy is that "none born of woman" would kill the Scottish usurper.

"No man that is of woman born" when we produced it. Iambic pentameter, you know.

"No man that's born of woman" in both the First Folio and Globe editions.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby serutan » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:55 am UTC

PsiCubed wrote:
serutan wrote:Randall was evidently in a mood to punish his readers.


For some reason, I actually liked this one.

Certainly better than the "three points on graph" one we had last week.


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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Old Bruce » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:16 am UTC

awr01 wrote:To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme
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The only image I get for the Somme is a meat grinder filled with Tommys and run by English Officers, I always think of it as the first unpunished war crime by victors.

But I too thought of no man's land as the strip of territory between the trenches.

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:39 am UTC

Commemoration isn't the same as celebration, and I think that your views are compatible, give or take a rose-tinted gasmask. But lest we get too dark about this...

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Murderbot » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:01 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:She's a little short for a stormtrooper, so do you want to crush all her dreams..?

Is she really? But yes, I do.

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:27 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
Sableagle wrote:
Quizatzhaderac wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Meanwhile - how could Randall have left out that Gnome Ann, born of woman, will kill The Scottish Play?
The witches prophecy is that "none born of woman" would kill the Scottish usurper.

"No man that is of woman born" when we produced it. Iambic pentameter, you know.

"No man that's born of woman" in both the First Folio and Globe editions.
First Folio version wrote:Be bloody, bold, & resolute:
Laugh to scorne
The powre of man: For none of woman borne
Shall harme Macbeth.
That line seems like a prime candidate for editing, what with the fact the English multiple grammar rules have changed as well as the spelling and pronunciation of "powre" (enunciating "power" would break the meter).
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Sableagle » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:45 pm UTC

8, 8, 10?

I see "powre" and it looks like a French verb, meaning "to strike like Batman." Macbeth need not fear Batman. Fair enough, but not useful information for Macbeth. That's pretty much the witches' whole schtick, of course.

Sorry if that's a spoiler for anyone.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:18 pm UTC

Shakespeare used other meters than iambic pentameter, particularly when a character was speaking weirdly.
Were this written today, this would probably be done with a white-on-black speech balloon.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:32 pm UTC

It's not quite the strip's pun, but what has been running through my head, more or less, since the comic came out...
Gnome Ann, there's no need to feel sick.
I said, Gnome Ann, find a smart webcomic.
I said, Gnome Ann, it takes barely a click.
There's no. Need. To. Be. So. Bored.

Gnome Ann, there's a site you can browse.
I said, Gnome Ann, with both What-Ifs and 'hows' .
You can read there, and I'm sure you will find
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby rmsgrey » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:38 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:It's not quite the strip's pun, but what has been running through my head, more or less, since the comic came out...
Gnome Ann, there's no need to feel sick.
I said, Gnome Ann, find a smart webcomic.
I said, Gnome Ann, it takes barely a click.
There's no. Need. To. Be. So. Bored.

Gnome Ann, there's a site you can browse.
I said, Gnome Ann, with both What-Ifs and 'hows' .
You can read there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways. To. Have. A. Good. Time.

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It's fun to stare at the x.k.c.d.

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby gmalivuk » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:12 pm UTC

Quizatzhaderac wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:
Sableagle wrote:
Quizatzhaderac wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Meanwhile - how could Randall have left out that Gnome Ann, born of woman, will kill The Scottish Play?
The witches prophecy is that "none born of woman" would kill the Scottish usurper.

"No man that is of woman born" when we produced it. Iambic pentameter, you know.

"No man that's born of woman" in both the First Folio and Globe editions.
First Folio version wrote:Be bloody, bold, & resolute:
Laugh to scorne
The powre of man: For none of woman borne
Shall harme Macbeth.
That line seems like a prime candidate for editing, what with the fact the English multiple grammar rules have changed as well as the spelling and pronunciation of "powre" (enunciating "power" would break the meter).

Ah, I was reading a different line than you were thinking of:
Act 5 Scene 3 wrote:Feare not Macbeth, no man that's borne of woman
Shall ere haue power vpon thee. Then fly false Thanes,
And mingle with the English Epicures,
The minde I sway by, and the heart I beare,
Shall neuer sagge with doubt, nor shake with feare.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby mrtumnus » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:07 pm UTC

Kelly Coyle wrote:Gnome Ann is an island.


I just caught up with XKCD after vacation, and this also popped into my head immediately:
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:12 pm UTC

bilkie wrote:Ann Isabel Lent

That's not a very nice thing to say!

Soupspoon wrote:It's not quite the strip's pun, but what has been running through my head, more or less, since the comic came out...

Is this the first time someone has written a parody of this particular song about XKCD? It seems so obvious in hindsight...
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:52 am UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:Is this the first time someone has written a parody of this particular song about XKCD? It seems so obvious in hindsight...
"Search found 313 matches: Filk"... Too much to go through, and not even sure that word would be mentioned where necessary.

Switched to "YMCA" and found that someone has done some legwork already and contributed an example:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=23657&p=3917577#p3917577

(Thus considered in 2008 post of that thread: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=23657&p=3917577#p711656 - or so it seems. Too obvious to try? Normally...)

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby svenman » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:40 pm UTC

Of course, the thread for 1190: Time has, among many other things, produced a filk of YMCA about that particular comic.

For anyone interested in Time filks in general, you can find a huge (but probably not even entirely complete) list here.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Feylias » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:28 am UTC

RedGolpe wrote:The fifth image clearly depicts Gnome Ann's Sky.
I came here to say that. Applause and stuff.

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Arancaytar » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:53 pm UTC

'If Gnome Ann hurt thee, but the hand divine
Inflict disease, it fits thee to resign:
To Jove or to thy father Neptune pray.'
The brethren cried, and instant strode away.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby xpatiate » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:41 am UTC

Or, in the immortal words of Finn (in What have you done?):

I am Gnome Ann's bosom

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby somitomi » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:19 pm UTC

svenman wrote:Of course, the thread for 1190: Time has, among many other things, produced a filk of YMCA about that particular comic.

For anyone interested in Time filks in general, you can find a huge (but probably not even entirely complete) list here.

Hang on, so there's a wiki about a particular topic of a forum discussing a webcomic. If there's a sure sign of a topic becoming immortal, that must be it. Reminds me of that party in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, which floats off the ground and then never stops.
EDIT:
I just realised, that there's a relevant xkcd:
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Which would mean there are subcultures within Time as well.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby moody7277 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:58 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:I just realised, that there's a relevant xkcd:
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Which would mean there are subcultures within Time as well.


Oddly enough, one of those subcultures is called Loopists.

...and I think I'll be moving on now.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby Flumble » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:11 pm UTC

moody7277 wrote:Oddly enough, one of those subcultures is called Loopists.

Oddly enough, one immediately understands what Loopists are about without knowing the OTT ...or even the contents of the OTC for that matter.

Does that mean there is no One True Subculture? Do you have multiple churches?

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby HES » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:29 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:Do you have multiple churches?

Are you sure you want to open this rabbit hole?

The answer to your question is yes, of course.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby ucim » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:21 am UTC

Interesting that the Order of the Holy Contradiction is not mentioned there. I suppose putting it in with the other religions wouldn't generate a paradox, so it was never entered. :)

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby thunk » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:25 am UTC

Flumble wrote:Do you have multiple churches?


Yes, that took all of two days.
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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby airdrik » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:13 pm UTC

I fear this thread is diverging into a discussion of the Time thread that Gnome Ann would approve of.

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Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Postby somitomi » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:19 pm UTC

moody7277 wrote:
somitomi wrote:I just realised, that there's a relevant xkcd:
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Which would mean there are subcultures within Time as well.


Oddly enough, one of those subcultures is called Loopists.

...and I think I'll be moving on now.

That seems almost, but not entirely too unlikely to be a coincidence.

By the way, we just took meta one step further by discussing the whole thing in a topic hitherto unrelated to Time (as far as such is possible in this forum of course).
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