1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ejwcobra » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:37 pm UTC

I wonder if Randall is lurking on this thread and just adding frames based on what people think is happening or about to happen. It's pretty unlikely, but an intriguing idea nonetheless.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Zindaras » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:41 pm UTC

I really wonder what's going to happen with this. Will it continue for ever? I personally think it'll be done when the new one goes up at midnight, but it wouldn't be the first time I've been totally surprised here. The image should also link to the forums. The reactions are just really fun, and a good way to spend some time while waiting for the next image to go up. >.>

If there's a punchline to this, this might just be the longest set up joke ever.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ecalchot » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:49 pm UTC

I'm not sure if this has already been mentioned, but has anyone tried making some kind of slide show of all these pictures?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sarius1997 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:50 pm UTC

OK, i´m still completly unsure what he is trying to tell us with this.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ambignostic » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:59 pm UTC

Sarius1997 wrote:OK, i´m still completly unsure what he is trying to tell us with this.

He isn't done telling us.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SWuh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:59 pm UTC

This. Comic. Is. Fantastic!!!!

And also completely infuriating!! I went away for a few hours and I come back and I am SO EXCITED to see that they have managed to... wait, all they have done is extended the castle and repaired a bit of one of the towers? WHAT?

I am going to completely waste my life away watching this one panel per 30mins... saga!! And so far it's blatantly SO BORING but I can't seem to take my eyes off it. This is driving me mad. If there's a joke I don't get at the end of this, I will be LIVID!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SWuh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:01 pm UTC

Srt252 wrote:
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.

This is fantastic. We totally are that comic. How shameful! And he's not even put us in a box and we're *still* doing it! Amazing.

EDIT: RE: new panel -- she doesn't even seem to be interested in the damn castle anymore!! Either something is floating/sailing in by sea or she is just being lazy. Come on, we don't have all day! (we've wasted it watching this comic) !!!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Incognito357 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:02 pm UTC

perhaps this is a more elaborate ruse than what was found at the end of what-if 22, except he's gonna show a graph kind of like this when all's said and done.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby chistodex » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:05 pm UTC

My guess is that a wave will crash over the sand castle and destroy it... Randall seems to appreciate the sense that it is time that destroys what people create. But still people create.

(That seems like too much depth to go into for a 'simple' web comic, but oh well.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

Well, they seem to be rather focused on that central area of the castle, these last few frames. I wonder if it's going to be something other than a central tower?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dharris » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:08 pm UTC

[I haven't read through the many pages of this thread, so I am probably repeating somebody else...]

One week from when this was posted is April 1.

I could see this one staying up all week with a payoff on April Fools' Day.

7 days * 2 comics/hour * 24 hours = 336 frames. At 1 frame/sec that's a 5:36 movie

The delta between frames is small enough that the amount of work to produce 336 frames is considerably less than the research Randall has done on many other comics.

I'm guessing this goes for a week, but we'll have a new data point at midnight

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby arjan » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:09 pm UTC

Megan is wondering if she can walk on the bridge.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SWuh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:13 pm UTC

arjan wrote:Megan is wondering if she can walk on the bridge.

Nice theory!! How exciting! 17 minutes left before we see if she starts heading that way :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:14 pm UTC

I think I have the conclusion:

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Black hat guy comes in riding a hot air balloon and ends up destroying the castle.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby joshumax » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:17 pm UTC

I have exactly 0 time to read the above posts so I'm sorry if I'm repeating any..

What's this: time07.min.js? At first glance it looks like the obfuscated javascript code looks like it updates the image every X (30?) minutes to the next png image uploaded on the server. Is this what it does?

Also I think the sand castle will be destroyed after the tide rises.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Darkfusion » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:21 pm UTC

I think they must be standing on the sandcastle at this point.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:21 pm UTC

I wonder if there will be a trebuchet.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:25 pm UTC

What might happen is this: at some point, probably not too far ahead, the castle is finished and they go home. The castle then slowly deteriorates, a few pixels every frame, until the beach is back in its original state ... a few months from now. (I bet we won't be checking every half hour anymore at that point.)
Then they come back and start all over again.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Magnap » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:27 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:I wonder if there will be a trebuchet.

Well, we can always (but only) hope.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:30 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Incognito357 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:33 pm UTC

looks to me like she started leaning her head on her hand, with her elbow on the sand
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMulattoMaker » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:33 pm UTC

Okay, just made it back... and the next pic sees to be running late. Should I panic now?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Magnap » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:35 pm UTC

TheMulattoMaker wrote:Okay, just made it back... and the next pic sees to be running late. Should I panic now?

Let me write to you in large, friendly letters:
Don't panic!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rvanbergen » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:39 pm UTC

It's amazing how people can spent so very much time on so very little.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GirlPhoenix85 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:42 pm UTC

Eeek... 10 mins late? There are way too many obsessed nerds to start changing the time line at this point... unless... um, they wouldn't get slower and slower, right? Nah...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Fitzypyro » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:42 pm UTC

This is going SO WELL.
I CANT WAIT FOR MORE!!!
but i have to. ^_^
I wonder why shes not helping anymore... not trying to be morbid just wondering! this is a wonderful happy comic i think
So much for doing anything productive. This comic seems slightly contradictory in its message to us. Telling us to wait for it and appreciate our time yet using so much of it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:48 pm UTC

TheMulattoMaker wrote:Okay, just made it back... and the next pic sees to be running late. Should I panic now?

It might just be that it hasn't changed much from the previous. I thought it was the same one at first glance.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby conorjh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:49 pm UTC

Here's where it's going:

Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:50 pm UTC

It doesn't do ANYTHING on my iphone app ... :( Glad it occurred to me to check on my computer! Thank you Primus for the action-thingy.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:52 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:Okay, just made it back... and the next pic sees to be running late. Should I panic now?

It might just be that it hasn't changed much from the previous. I thought it was the same one at first glance.


It's exactly the same pic, or at least the filename hasn't changed.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMulattoMaker » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:53 pm UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:
KarMann wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:Okay, just made it back... and the next pic sees to be running late. Should I panic now?

It might just be that it hasn't changed much from the previous. I thought it was the same one at first glance.


It's exactly the same pic, or at least the filename hasn't changed.


So, panic, then? :wink:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:54 pm UTC

TheMulattoMaker wrote:
BytEfLUSh wrote:
KarMann wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:Okay, just made it back... and the next pic sees to be running late. Should I panic now?

It might just be that it hasn't changed much from the previous. I thought it was the same one at first glance.


It's exactly the same pic, or at least the filename hasn't changed.


So, panic, then? :wink:


I think that's the best option we have right now. :)
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Re: Castles Made of Sand...

Postby squonk » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:56 pm UTC

slowcooked wrote:Thinking of romance, the Hendrix song came to me, on the wings of a dragon-fly:

Hey Joe, where ya goin' with that sand in your hand?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimR » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:57 pm UTC

My last attempt to give people some related reading in the "nineteenth century ghost story" genre was thwarted somewhat by the requirement for the post to be approved, which meant that everyone else had moved on. So I'm shamelessly repeating the link to The Mezzotint, by M. R. James. Of course, I can't actually post a link, but it would be gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8486/pg8486.html#id00162 with or without three preceding 'w's.

It's a short story about a man
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who buys an antique picture which appears to change slowly, revealing a series of horrific events from the past.
Very much recommended to while away those 29 minutes between new images....

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:57 pm UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:
KarMann wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:Okay, just made it back... and the next pic sees to be running late. Should I panic now?

It might just be that it hasn't changed much from the previous. I thought it was the same one at first glance.


It's exactly the same pic, or at least the filename hasn't changed.


Scratch that, my bad... I was comparing pics posted on this thread, but the 23:00 (CET) one linked to time.png and not the actual image at that time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:02 pm UTC

since she built so much without him, looks like she's letting him do most of the work on this part :P

but they both seem to have been looking to the right a lot lately.... something is coming closer from the water?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby squonk » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:05 pm UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:
BytEfLUSh wrote:
KarMann wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:Okay, just made it back... and the next pic sees to be running late. Should I panic now?

It might just be that it hasn't changed much from the previous. I thought it was the same one at first glance.


It's exactly the same pic, or at least the filename hasn't changed.


So, panic, then? :wink:


I think that's the best option we have right now. :)


Could it be that they're just gonna sit there and contemplate things for awhile?


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