1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Tophe » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:25 pm UTC

xspeedballx wrote:
icebreather106 wrote:IT IS WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Correction it is liquid.


I thought it was clearly liquid when Cueball stuck his foot in it in frame 16

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:27 pm UTC

Does including Randall Flagg in the discussion mean their next sandcastle will be the Dark Tower?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:27 pm UTC

peewee_RotA wrote:
Phaelin wrote:
fixer wrote:
Whizbang wrote:Also, in honor of the flag being placed in the (presumed) original castle, I hereby name this day Randall Flagg Day.

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I think I'm gonna need more caffeine. I can't have seen this correctly.

Of course you didn't see it correctly. All *ahem* Readers-of-the-Book know you can't quite see his face properly.


If we just call him "Randy Flagg" then we can go full circle back to beach bumping.


Nooo this thread cannot involve anyone chasing Randall Flagg. Or it will all definitely come full circle. "The Man in Black fled across the desert..."

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Phaelin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:29 pm UTC

xspeedballx wrote:
peewee_RotA wrote:
Phaelin wrote:
fixer wrote:
Whizbang wrote:Also, in honor of the flag being placed in the (presumed) original castle, I hereby name this day Randall Flagg Day.

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I think I'm gonna need more caffeine. I can't have seen this correctly.

Of course you didn't see it correctly. All *ahem* Readers-of-the-Book know you can't quite see his face properly.


If we just call him "Randy Flagg" then we can go full circle back to beach bumping.


Nooo this thread cannot involve anyone chasing Randall Flagg. Or it will all definitely come full circle. "The Man in Black fled across the desert..."

<hipster> I was making Randall Flagg jokes way before it was cool... </hipster>

I'm just disappointed we don't have more young'uns strolling in asking who the hell that is.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby shadowjester » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:30 pm UTC

Who the hell is that? :-S

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Godsguy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:30 pm UTC

Anybody else prepping for another zoom-out? Maybe to an island?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Roia » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:30 pm UTC

They've gone!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby udscbt » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:30 pm UTC

WHAT HAPPENED?? They disappeared!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby blowfishhootie » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:30 pm UTC

dp2 wrote:Wanting to swim does not mean they're on a beach. I'm in an office building with no water in sight, and it's 45° outside, but I still want to swim.


I'm going to point out why this is an invalid argument, even though it is clear as day that they are on a beach and that people who insist otherwise are just being needlessly argumentative.

It's not just wanting to swim, but someone else asking you. You are in an office, so if another person came and asked you if you want to go for a swim, as happened in the comic, would make no sense whatsoever.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GingerMuffin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:30 pm UTC

Is it over...?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cari.j.elliot » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:31 pm UTC

xspeedballx wrote:
digimuzik wrote:
ZombieLion wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
pdg wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
xspeedballx wrote:
icebreather106 wrote:IT IS WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Correction it is liquid.


Or maybe not... They may be unpleasantly surprised... in a newpix or two.


Perhaps it's oobleck? That could get...weird.


That would be friggin' awesome. They start running out into the ocean, but can never stop moving or else...


Or else what? They go swimming like they wanted?


You've never tried swimming in oobleck, have you?


TO THE MYTHBUSTERS! Or umm.. it is not a good idea...



TO THE WHAT-IF! Who better to examine this?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby shadowjester » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:31 pm UTC

The Creator's instructions still read "Wait for it." I will wait.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby belliott4488 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:31 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
belliott4488 wrote:How come no one has pointed out that Cueball is walking on the "water"?!

It's ice!! The snow fanatics were right!!!!! :!:

maybe it's just water and it isn't deep (yet).

(actually, that's what I thought. I was just trying to stir them up again ...)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Foarm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:31 pm UTC

Now they're hiding behind the castle to fool us :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Godsguy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:32 pm UTC

Expecting a zoom-out over the afternoon?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby chief1983 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:32 pm UTC

We don't know that my shark prediction didn't happen between frames.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Phaelin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:32 pm UTC

GingerMuffin wrote:Is it over...?

Only the thousandth time that has been asked since this all started. : P

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Envelope Generator » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:32 pm UTC

So. It has come to this.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Lord Cathbad » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:32 pm UTC

They're obviously swimming out frame...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Srt252 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:33 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Foarm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:33 pm UTC

Envelope Generator wrote:So. It has come to this.

Yes it has...
squonk wrote:Looks like you grossly underestimated the passing of time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:33 pm UTC

blowfishhootie wrote:
dp2 wrote:Wanting to swim does not mean they're on a beach. I'm in an office building with no water in sight, and it's 45° outside, but I still want to swim.


I'm going to point out why this is an invalid argument, even though it is clear as day that they are on a beach and that people who insist otherwise are just being needlessly argumentative.

It's not just wanting to swim, but someone else asking you. You are in an office, so if another person came and asked you if you want to go for a swim, as happened in the comic, would make no sense whatsoever.


It has nothing to do with being arguementative and more to do with challenging assumptions. This is a thread full of them many of them shattered as quick as they appeared. We have limited information due to the medium and the presentation. It is true it is clear that they are near a body of liquid. Your analysis of dialog with context is correct, but not much else can really be assumed.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby belliott4488 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:33 pm UTC

GingerMuffin wrote:Is it over...?

Can we add this to the summary?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby peewee_RotA » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:34 pm UTC

Phaelin wrote:
GingerMuffin wrote:Is it over...?

Only the thousandth time that has been asked since this all started. : P

So it's not over?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Godsguy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:34 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
Envelope Generator wrote:So. It has come to this.

Yes it has...


I have come from 1982 to say this - "Doesn't it always come to this?"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby peewee_RotA » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:35 pm UTC

Godsguy wrote:
Foarm wrote:
Envelope Generator wrote:So. It has come to this.

Yes it has...


I have come from 1982 to say this - "Doesn't it always come to this?"

You'd have to ask someone from the future.... well pretty much forever.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pdg » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:35 pm UTC

peewee_RotA wrote:
Phaelin wrote:
GingerMuffin wrote:Is it over...?

Only the thousandth time that has been asked since this all started. : P

So it's not over?


There is no "over". Only Time, unending.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Zindaras » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:36 pm UTC

I think they're drowning and that this was just a very roundabout way to make a point about not going swimming in isolated places where nobody can hear you scream (like space).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:36 pm UTC

matthewglen wrote:This entire comic has been a wonderful, peaceful, engaging experience. Every time I go through the images on aubronwood's site, I end up smiling at frame #105, when he puts his hands up to his mouth like he's saying "oops" after falling down the side of the castle.

But man, with this newest frame, I got legitimately excited at the prospect of seeing them go for a swim. I really hope Randall keeps this comic going for a while, I'm really enjoying it.


Also been lurking since Monday and, after reading your post, couldn't help but comment. I've been so obsessed with this thread & these frames (and the Book of Aubron) since the Debut of What period, 1NP. As hilarious as I find the Civilization, new measurement of Time, period-creation a la comic 915 and the new religion (yes, I even changed my FB, too)... I smile every single time I go through the images. Especially when it hits #105.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GingerMuffin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:36 pm UTC

Phaelin wrote:
GingerMuffin wrote:Is it over...?

Only the thousandth time that has been asked since this all started. : P


Just keeping it interesting... i guess... :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kryton » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:37 pm UTC

Phaelin wrote:
GingerMuffin wrote:Is it over...?

Only the thousandth time that has been asked since this all started. : P


Just have to check nextpic and see if the hash filename changed i guess.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:37 pm UTC

Perhaps we're in for another panning sequence :?:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby blowfishhootie » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:37 pm UTC

xspeedballx wrote:
blowfishhootie wrote:
dp2 wrote:Wanting to swim does not mean they're on a beach. I'm in an office building with no water in sight, and it's 45° outside, but I still want to swim.


I'm going to point out why this is an invalid argument, even though it is clear as day that they are on a beach and that people who insist otherwise are just being needlessly argumentative.

It's not just wanting to swim, but someone else asking you. You are in an office, so if another person came and asked you if you want to go for a swim, as happened in the comic, would make no sense whatsoever.


It has nothing to do with being arguementative and more to do with challenging assumptions. This is a thread full of them many of them shattered as quick as they appeared. We have limited information due to the medium and the presentation. It is true it is clear that they are near a body of liquid. Your analysis of dialog with context is correct, but not much else can really be assumed.


They are on a beach. That is one of the very, very few facts that is actually apparent just from looking at the frame. Yes, there have been countless dumb-as-hell assumptions put forth. That building sand castles and swimming means they are on a beach is not one of those dumb-as-hell assumptions. Lumping that inference in the same category as "they must be pregnant and have had a miscarriage!" or whichever of the actually absurd assumptions you have in mind is yet another dumb-as-hell assumption.

Keep thinking they're swimming in a lake of coffee surrounded by snow if that's what you want, but I promise you that you are wrong. Wait for it, and you'll see.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby embracethehate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:37 pm UTC

Zindaras wrote:I think they're drowning and that this was just a very roundabout way to make a point about not going swimming in isolated places where nobody can hear you scream (like space).

I'm gonna have to agree.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:38 pm UTC

This is probably either reaching the end, nearing another zoomout, or both.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby *** » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:38 pm UTC

I think Randall just wishes it was summer.

Also, holy shit this thead is 93 pages long
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrotter » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:39 pm UTC

The level horizontal surface they are stepping onto has been remarkably level for lo these many newpices, too level for even a lake. Custard, maybe...but they'd have to hit that oobleck running. I bet it's simply pavement, and there's a diving board and pool off to the right. Aand...they just disappeared. Hmm.

It is not particularly clear to me at this time that we are not overanalyzing this...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby robxlii » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:40 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:This is probably either reaching the end, nearing another zoomout, or both.


Or this is one slow reveal, culminating in...something?...on April 1. As has been mentioned previously.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:41 pm UTC

*** wrote:I think Randall just wishes it was summer.

Also, holy shit this thead is 93 pages long

And a solid 20 of them have been added since the start of today (UTC.)
The day is also less than half over.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby norcimo » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:41 pm UTC

I go away (because an Outsider is my boss) for just over 3 newpix and miss the start of a new period. Typical. Is anyone else settling in for a slow pan followed by slow miles of swimming?

Also, this thread now updates quicker than I can read it
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