1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:27 am UTC

Beidah wrote:Dawn of the 3rd Day.

24 hours remaining.


I love you. Also, it feels like 21/12/12 all over again.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Beidah » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:29 am UTC

1 minute til we see if it has ended or not. I hope it hasn't, but either way, this was a wonderful experience.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dicoy » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:29 am UTC

Aubron wrote:I made a quick thing to view everything thus far, and I'm working on making it auto-update.

http://aubronwood.com/singlefileprojects/xkcd.php


Thanks man, you saved me a day of mashing F5 anxoiusly!!
if this works Randall should make a animated series!! 8D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:30 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:30 am UTC

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ITS NOT OVER!! Ok so now that the "it will end with wednesdays comic" theory is now shot... I will have to jump on the april fools bandwagon
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Uninfinity » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:30 am UTC

I'd like to see this comic redone with thought bubbles from the characters echoing some of these forum posts.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:31 am UTC

So, is he waiting (for her?) too?
Is it looping?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Incognito357 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:31 am UTC

Robotbeat wrote:.. the female figure didn't say goodbye (and didn't imply she'd be coming back).

The guy was gone for 22 frames. The girl has only been gone 10. I'm going to wait at least that long before I start worrying.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Isaac20 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:31 am UTC

Robotbeat wrote:I think the reason behind this comic could be more heavyhearted than all of you are thinking. It's a sad ending, with the male figure alone with the castle he built with the female figure; the female figure didn't say goodbye (and didn't imply she'd be coming back).


More heavyhearted? Son, were you not here four dozen pages back when somebody speculated that this comic was about a god damn miscarriage?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Corrado » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:31 am UTC

inhalvast wrote:For all we know, Randall has developed a time-hack which allows us to float freely throughout the -time end of the space-time continuum. It will *most likely* need a cup of tea, three ocelots, a sandcastle, and a 4G connection...


That's as likely an outcome as any other I've read so far!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yaddayadda » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:32 am UTC

Uninfinity wrote:I'd like to see this comic redone with thought bubbles from the characters echoing some of these forum posts.


Yes, except mouse-overs instead of thought bubbles. (Less obtrusive and more xkcd-ish.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheWizard » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:32 am UTC

I agree that this could be way sadder than some people think. Plus people who have undergone radiation have had cancer and undergone treatment have a much harder time getting pregnant. I'm hoping for the best though.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby CF259 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:32 am UTC

His head.
It hath turned.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Beidah » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:32 am UTC

It lives! I'm going to go play Skyrim now. There was a DLC sale on XBL and I finally bought Dawnguard. I'll be back!


Later.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Editer » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:32 am UTC

His head turned again. (Or did it turn back? Is the sequence going in reverse now?)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:33 am UTC

Isaac20 wrote:
Robotbeat wrote:I think the reason behind this comic could be more heavyhearted than all of you are thinking. It's a sad ending, with the male figure alone with the castle he built with the female figure; the female figure didn't say goodbye (and didn't imply she'd be coming back).


More heavyhearted? Son, were you not here four dozen pages back when somebody speculated that this comic was about a god damn miscarriage?


almost died laughing... +1

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:33 am UTC

Note that it is, in fact, a new image. It looks a lot like the one from an hour earlier, but the arms are slightly different.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby backwrds » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:34 am UTC

For the record, it's 2 frames away from 100 frames... A nice round number. That said this last one couldn't have taken more than 15 seconds to draw and I'm a huge fan of the idea that this will go on indefinitely.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:35 am UTC

Uninfinity wrote:I'd like to see this comic redone with thought bubbles from the characters echoing some of these forum posts.

Here we go:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Incognito357 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:35 am UTC

mscha wrote:Note that it is, in fact, a new image. It looks a lot like the one from an hour earlier, but the arms are slightly different.

the URL hashes are different as well
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Elmach » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:35 am UTC

Beidah wrote:It lives! I'm going to go play Skyrim now. There was a DLC sale on XBL and I finally bought Dawnguard. I'll be back!


Later.

Bye!

The man has obviously become a spinning turret, imprisoning himself into the sculpture. Obviously. It explains how we are imprisoned by the works we have created.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:36 am UTC

Me thinks explainxkcd needs a more better server....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Darkfusion » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:36 am UTC

Primis wrote:Curl doesn't like 301 redirects, so as soon as I get wget online, I'm going to do an auto-updating GIF. Should be interesting, will update when ready
[EDIT] As of 5:57 I can no longer access the image, I think too many autopoolers might have killed randall's bandwidth...
[EDIT] I have a working updating GIF up:
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The only issue now is Randall's bandwidth keeping me from downloading a new image from redirects...


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mgraba » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:38 am UTC

Dear Randall, please stop toying with my emotions.
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We watch Time
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby aemyn » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:39 am UTC

I made the images that I could get into a video on YouTube... but my link keeps getting flagged as spam...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Hawb » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:39 am UTC

I haven't been here in years so I had to get a password reset. But I just had to come back, I've been lurking here since Monday morning. His head turned. This is exciting.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby wbbaxterbones » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:39 am UTC

Mgraba wrote:Dear Randall, please stop toying with my emotions.


Though at the same time: Dear Randall, please never stop toying with my emotions. lol
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:42 am UTC

This gif seems to be alive and updating as well!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby inhalvast » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:44 am UTC

Corrado wrote:
inhalvast wrote:For all we know, Randall has developed a time-hack which allows us to float freely throughout the -time end of the space-time continuum. It will *most likely* need a cup of tea, three ocelots, a sandcastle, and a 4G connection...


That's as likely an outcome as any other I've read so far!


Now the only thing I need to do is come up with a rationalization for why it is likely...

I'll get back to you guys on this one.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yaddayadda » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:46 am UTC

wbbaxterbones wrote:
Mgraba wrote:Dear Randall, please stop toying with my emotions.


Though at the same time: Dear Randall, please never stop toying with my emotions. lol


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMulattoMaker » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:46 am UTC

Checking back in... looks like I missed him observing the grandeur of his ramparts and pondering... something...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:48 am UTC

I like how it seems that pretty much everyone is still super focussed on this comic and could almost care less about "The Past." Not sure why Randall even released another comic :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Goggalor » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:50 am UTC

Because time carries on.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bugstomper » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:56 am UTC

New hypothesis about the reasoning behind this comic: Ensure that the individual comic thread with the most replies is no longer the result of a flame war. There are about 815 replies to go before that becomes true. Although this thread has already by far the largest number of views of any of the comic threads.

More conjecture... What is going to be left in place once this is done? Assuming that it is ever done. It would be easy to leave the server set up to continue serving the multi-day loop of 2 frames per hour video. I at first thought perhaps he would drop in an animated gif as a summary of the work, but there already is one here in the forum. The comic page would be the only place to see the original n-day video in all of its time-stretched glory.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:56 am UTC

Goggalor wrote:Because time carries on.

Or at least, it did in The Past.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Darkfusion » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:57 am UTC

3 minutes!!!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:58 am UTC

KarMann wrote:
Goggalor wrote:Because time carries on.

Or at least, it did in The Past.


I see what you did there.... 8-)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pitareio » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:58 am UTC

This is quite possibly the first animation in history that is being discussed litterally frame by frame. While it's being broadcasted.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Phaelin » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:58 am UTC

Just a couple more minutes before the next update!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lovepirate » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:59 am UTC

As another person who registered because of this comic, I just want to say thanks to everyone who has made the discussion of "Time" so enjoyable.


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