1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:13 am UTC

patzer wrote:Does anyone else think the Age of the Slow Pixel and the Great Expansion should be merged into one period? they're both quite short and with no clear boundary between them.

In fact also, I think the debut or what period should be merged with the dark period. Also quite short with no clear boundary between them.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bouer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:14 am UTC

patzer wrote:Does anyone else think the Age of the Slow Pixel and the Great Expansion should be merged into one period? they're both quite short and with no clear boundary between them.


I don't think so. The age of the pixel was when we were not sure if the action was done and we were just going to watch the castle crumble. The age of expansion ( inflationary period?) was when we knew we were going to see something new. The clear boundary is when the frame started moving.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:14 am UTC

BrianX wrote:Every half-hour getting shorter, never seem to run out of time
Sandcastles either come to naught or eighty pages of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the fannish way
Time still ticks but the song is over
I've got nothing more to say

This might be the sleep deprivation talking,
and this might be the caffiene talking,
but I love you so much right now.
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BrianX » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:15 am UTC

Helper wrote:This might be the sleep deprivation talking,
and this might be the caffiene talking,
but I love you so much right now.


Heh. It has been the earworm of the week for my brain.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bouer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:18 am UTC

The guests have trickled down to 170. I wonder how many more we would have had if the forums link was still on the home page?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:20 am UTC

bouer wrote:The guests have trickled down to 170. I wonder how many more we would have had if the forums link was still on the home page?

The number of guests seems to roughly correspond with the west-American nighttime.

EDIT: Decrease, I mean.
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:22 am UTC

bouer wrote:
patzer wrote:Does anyone else think the Age of the Slow Pixel and the Great Expansion should be merged into one period? they're both quite short and with no clear boundary between them.


I don't think so. The age of the pixel was when we were not sure if the action was done and we were just going to watch the castle crumble. The age of expansion ( inflationary period?) was when we knew we were going to see something new. The clear boundary is when the frame started moving.

the frame started moving at #128- by your definition, the age of the slow pixel would only consist of three newpices...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:22 am UTC

I shall, like others, succumb to sleep. Expect to be back in 6 to 8 weeks newpix.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:23 am UTC

patzer wrote:
bouer wrote:
patzer wrote:Does anyone else think the Age of the Slow Pixel and the Great Expansion should be merged into one period? they're both quite short and with no clear boundary between them.


I don't think so. The age of the pixel was when we were not sure if the action was done and we were just going to watch the castle crumble. The age of expansion ( inflationary period?) was when we knew we were going to see something new. The clear boundary is when the frame started moving.

the frame started moving at #128- by your definition, the age of the slow pixel would only consist of three newpices...


Heresy!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:30 am UTC

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I, like my bretheren, must now perish for a few newpix.
NoEdge wrote:Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?!
Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xokocodo » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:35 am UTC

A second tower! I didn't see that coming....

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Synthetica » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:38 am UTC

BrianX wrote:Every half-hour getting shorter, never seem to run out of time
Sandcastles either come to naught or eighty pages of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the fannish way
Time still ticks but the song is over
I've got nothing more to say

You might wanna sell it as a poem.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Primis » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:46 am UTC

Time to paralyze my body and induce vivid hallucinations, Expect me back in 8-10 newpix
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:50 am UTC

I expect the other Europeans to wake up in a few newpices :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jdj42 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:53 am UTC

0.23 more new pics until the new pix.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby appleGirl » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:53 am UTC

Woke up to see the thread go from page 56 to 71. What were you discussing for 15 pages, America??
appleGirl wrote:
lassehp wrote:[...] but what is a believer called? I may be persuaded to convert from whovian, but I need to know what to call myself... "Timer"? "Temporalist"? "Sandcastler?" "TimeWatcher?" "SandcastleWatcher?"

/Lasse

TimeWaiter?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:54 am UTC

I hate it when you wake up to find everyone else joined a cult and you missed out :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby 123Adz321 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:55 am UTC

jdj42 wrote:0.23 more new pics.


If you're going to adopt the NewPix time, try to spell it correctly...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:56 am UTC

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jdj42 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:00 am UTC

0.0111111 newpix left

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMulattoMaker » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:00 am UTC

appleGirl wrote:Woke up to see the thread go from page 56 to 71. What were you discussing for 15 pages, America??

Religion.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dtilque » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:02 am UTC

Wow! lots of new memes since I logged off last night. Hard as it is to believe, some people have to work without access to the net.

BrianX wrote:Every half-hour getting shorter, never seem to run out of time
Sandcastles either come to naught or eighty pages of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the fannish way
Time still ticks but the song is over
I've got nothing more to say


May I suggest changing the first line to

Every newpic's getting shorter...

I pronounce "hour" as two syllables, so your version doesn't quite scan right to me.


bouer wrote:
patzer wrote:the frame started moving at #128- by your definition, the age of the slow pixel would only consist of three newpices...


Heresy!


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Editer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:03 am UTC

Now this is getting interesting. The two towers on the left each have space between the main body and the slanted roof. If I'm not mistaken that is impossible to achieve with sand and water alone.

So at least part of this castle is made some other way.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby appleGirl » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:04 am UTC

TheMulattoMaker wrote:
appleGirl wrote:Woke up to see the thread go from page 56 to 71. What were you discussing for 15 pages, America??

Religion.

Oh great, now I have to go back and read everything :lol:
appleGirl wrote:
lassehp wrote:[...] but what is a believer called? I may be persuaded to convert from whovian, but I need to know what to call myself... "Timer"? "Temporalist"? "Sandcastler?" "TimeWatcher?" "SandcastleWatcher?"

/Lasse

TimeWaiter?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TemporaryLife » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:06 am UTC

Mr Moriaty wrote:I hate it when you wake up to find everyone else joined a cult and you missed out :(


I know exactly how you feel man. I feel so left out.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Akion » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:08 am UTC

I'm the real heretic here, because I honestly think there was never an "age of the slow pixel". Slowly eroding the castle by time might have sounded logical on the ground of philosphy, but it'd have been pretty dumb (and an ass thing from Randall actually) too, as that'd have required too much time to execute, even if it'd have been done by an algorithm. People are just not that patient, which is pretty funny in the view that the whole "turtlemation" is I think simply about the good ol' phrase: good things come to those who wait for it get up and get the sh*t done.
Imho that part was only a dramatic stop, a simple admiration of the castle, and those few missing pixels were only either image compression artifacts (though given that the images are png it's pretty odd), or just an indication for the crowd that it's not over yet, wait for it...


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:18 am UTC

Primis wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newpix <- You're Welcome.
Submitted at 143 est pictos religionis (EPR)
EDIT: EPR is latin for "Painting of the one true religion"

With caveat again that I'm still catching up and may be long many-newpices-ago-ninjaed, that looks like a botched machine translation. Much better would be something like "pingenda unæ veræ religionis." I don't know how "est" ended up in there; that's "is".

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Perilous_3D » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:19 am UTC

Akion wrote:I'm the real heretic here, because I honestly think there was never an "age of the slow pixel". Slowly eroding the castle by time might have sounded logical on the ground of philosphy, but it'd have been pretty dumb (and an ass thing from Randall actually) too, as that'd have required too much time to execute, even if it'd have been done by an algorithm. People are just not that patient, which is pretty funny in the view that the whole "turtlemation" is I think simply about the good ol' phrase: good things come to those who wait for it get up and get the sh*t done.
Imho that part was only a dramatic stop, a simple admiration of the castle, and those few missing pixels were only either image compression artifacts (though given that the images are png it's pretty odd), or just an indication for the crowd that it's not over yet, wait for it...


forced by reality to agree, as in many other ages, an incomplete understanding of the universe led to inaccurate conclusions...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:19 am UTC

TemporaryLife wrote:
Mr Moriaty wrote:I hate it when you wake up to find everyone else joined a cult and you missed out :(


I know exactly how you feel man. I feel so left out.


I suggest we create our own european based opposing religion and decry this newfangled newpix as hearsay.

History has always show this to be a good idea right?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cantab314 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:20 am UTC

New April 1st prediction: the screen zooms out, and we see it was all a Minecraft game.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:23 am UTC

Mr Moriaty wrote:
TemporaryLife wrote:
Mr Moriaty wrote:I hate it when you wake up to find everyone else joined a cult and you missed out :(


I know exactly how you feel man. I feel so left out.


I suggest we create our own european based opposing religion and decry this newfangled newpix as hearsay.

History has always show this to be a good idea right?

I don't see how that's necessary, I am in europe and helped start this religion off, including the website. It's not just american, you know :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NotThatHatGuy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:24 am UTC

suffer-cait wrote:Top Ten Castles of Sand Songs:
in no particular order:
they might not even be the Top ten:
<snip>


On day one, when there was a lot of dark speculation here, I kept hearing the Moody Blues "And the Tide Rushes In". Which, being an old geek, I would rank as number two just after Hendrix.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Elendel » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:24 am UTC

Hello everyone. After several days of lurking, I'm one of these new subscribers. :p
Is there any web page displaying all the images of this comic? I know there is a gif, but I would like to be able to compare easily some frames and gif is not the ideal to do so.

Anyway, it has been a wonderful trip since the beginning of this strip, and I'll keep reading this thread. :)
Gentlemen, it has been a privilege waiting with you tonight.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby freezer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:26 am UTC

(double post, sorry)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby squonk » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:27 am UTC

我々日本人も負けない!超時空要塞タイム宗教開始!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMulattoMaker » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:27 am UTC

Mr Moriaty wrote:
TemporaryLife wrote:
Mr Moriaty wrote:I hate it when you wake up to find everyone else joined a cult and you missed out :(


I know exactly how you feel man. I feel so left out.


I suggest we create our own european based opposing religion and decry this newfangled newpix as hearsay.

History has always show this to be a good idea right?

Ohpleaseno.

I'm finally off work and I really wanna go home and sleep for 14 or 15 newpix. We somehow created a religion and a whole dogma to go with it since the last time I woke up. I don't wanna have to get all scriptural and debate a European reformation when I wake up tomorrow.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:30 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:31 am UTC

patzer wrote:
Mr Moriaty wrote:
TemporaryLife wrote:
Mr Moriaty wrote:I hate it when you wake up to find everyone else joined a cult and you missed out :(


I know exactly how you feel man. I feel so left out.


I suggest we create our own european based opposing religion and decry this newfangled newpix as hearsay.

History has always show this to be a good idea right?

I don't see how that's necessary, I am in europe and helped start this religion off, including the website. It's not just american, you know :)


But this religion will be cool and hip and down with the kids... people like that sort of thing apparently.
I just need to find a way to get Tom Cruise on board and everything will be ok.
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