1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:31 pm UTC

There, he fixed it:
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Gingercat wrote:Yeah, my players just decided to sit back and watch the Nukewisp frenzy itself to Annihilation-level fire energy, THEN they killed it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fixer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:31 pm UTC

I love how her hair keeps coming loose and falling in her face. It's an amazing detail.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby conorjh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:33 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Uninfinity » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:57 pm UTC

He fixed it!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby benjaminswill » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:57 pm UTC

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."

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:01 pm UTC

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Gingercat wrote:Yeah, my players just decided to sit back and watch the Nukewisp frenzy itself to Annihilation-level fire energy, THEN they killed it.
Thus ended that campaign.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Srt252 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:03 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:07 pm UTC

*bump*
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Gingercat wrote:Yeah, my players just decided to sit back and watch the Nukewisp frenzy itself to Annihilation-level fire energy, THEN they killed it.
Thus ended that campaign.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:07 pm UTC

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.

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~~~~ 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.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

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
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Magdiragdag » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:12 pm UTC

Now what is he doing?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Soup » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:20 pm UTC

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...
Waiting for it...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kmsimpson » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:28 pm UTC

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!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:32 pm UTC

*sigh*

Wonder what they are doing now?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mgraba » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:35 pm UTC

I was hoping this time there'd be something different, since the castle looks mighty fine already.
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We watch Time
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:37 pm UTC

Maybe they will build an army?

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

Maybe a moat?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SerialTroll » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:39 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TessC » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:40 pm UTC

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.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby CasualSax » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:42 pm UTC

I was kinda hoping she was building a bigger sand castle to protect the one they built together.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Magnap » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:52 pm UTC

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).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby littlebutterfly » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:53 pm UTC

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

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:01 pm UTC

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
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:01 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:02 pm UTC

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
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby free-bee » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:04 pm UTC

Mine... Mine didn't update. I got scared when no one posted the update. But it's okay now. It just did, finally.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby littlebutterfly » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:06 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Malvoss » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:06 pm UTC

I think for the next day they should build in the other direction, into the page, when is a sandcastle ever two-dimensional?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:07 pm UTC

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.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Incognito357 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:13 pm UTC

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 ;)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ckthorp » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:16 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:21 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Wnderer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:26 pm UTC

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

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby wud » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:29 pm UTC

I think it is going to last a full week, and possibly punchline on april first.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cream wobbly » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:30 pm UTC

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?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:30 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:31 pm UTC

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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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ahammel » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:32 pm UTC

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.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Zion426 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:33 pm UTC

So, how do we know that the guy who's helping the girl now is the same person as the guy who left earlier?


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