1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:10 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
NotAllThere wrote:
Helper wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Thanks :-)

Actually, I would not be surprised if Randall hasn't automated his entire xkcd operation by now. He probably has programs that scan these forums and the web for comic ideas and generates them automatically. Heck, it was probably a program that came up with the idea for this very comic AND ITSELF created the script / AI to generate it.

I maintain that's how the entire Internet works. I'm actually the only real person on here :cry:.


I always find AIs that don't realise they're AIs quite poignant. I really should stop releasing them into the wild.


I'm never quite sure which it is with me.


Self-realisation: What if we are all Randall?!!!


This has already been discussed. I don't quite remember the conclusion.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Lord Cathbad » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

xspeedballx wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:
Helper wrote:
xspeedballx wrote:<words>

Kieryn wrote:<words>

Lord Cathbad wrote:<words>

I swear I'm going to have a heart attack :mrgreen:



Maybe Randall had a heart attack! And it's conveying through a series of intricate events to make us think of all sorts of scenarios and invariably at one point give you a heart attack!


Or we are all having a collective hallucination while in the process of a heart attack set on by a subliminal action of the first(and only) panel, and while we will someday die we will never know it because we have an infinite set of thoughts and moments to pursue before that moment. Time has become relative driving to the moment of our collective deaths. We will keep waiting for it, but it will never happen. There is an end to the cycle but it require cancerous semen babies named Megan.



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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
NotAllThere wrote:
Helper wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Thanks :-)

Actually, I would not be surprised if Randall hasn't automated his entire xkcd operation by now. He probably has programs that scan these forums and the web for comic ideas and generates them automatically. Heck, it was probably a program that came up with the idea for this very comic AND ITSELF created the script / AI to generate it.

I maintain that's how the entire Internet works. I'm actually the only real person on here :cry:.


I always find AIs that don't realise they're AIs quite poignant. I really should stop releasing them into the wild.


I'm never quite sure which it is with me.


Self-realisation: What if we are all Randall?!!!


This has already been discussed. I don't quite remember the conclusion.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby trusstopher » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:12 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
NotAllThere wrote:
Helper wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Thanks :-)

Actually, I would not be surprised if Randall hasn't automated his entire xkcd operation by now. He probably has programs that scan these forums and the web for comic ideas and generates them automatically. Heck, it was probably a program that came up with the idea for this very comic AND ITSELF created the script / AI to generate it.

I maintain that's how the entire Internet works. I'm actually the only real person on here :cry:.


I always find AIs that don't realise they're AIs quite poignant. I really should stop releasing them into the wild.


I'm never quite sure which it is with me.


Self-realisation: What if we are all Randall?!!!


I think I made that accusation awhile back... it all bleeds in together now...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby matthewglen » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:13 pm UTC

Does this mean there's more sandcastle outside the frame???

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby darthjimmy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:14 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
NotAllThere wrote:
Helper wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Thanks :-)

Actually, I would not be surprised if Randall hasn't automated his entire xkcd operation by now. He probably has programs that scan these forums and the web for comic ideas and generates them automatically. Heck, it was probably a program that came up with the idea for this very comic AND ITSELF created the script / AI to generate it.

I maintain that's how the entire Internet works. I'm actually the only real person on here :cry:.


I always find AIs that don't realise they're AIs quite poignant. I really should stop releasing them into the wild.


I'm never quite sure which it is with me.


Self-realisation: What if we are all Randall?!!!


This has already been discussed. I don't quite remember the conclusion.


Let's stop being so existential now. Let's just accept that we (whether we are Randall or AI or anything else) are here to discuss The Comic. Let's assume that it is our only purpose in creation. Our purpose will not be fulfilled in the foreseeable future. We exist only to serve Time
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

matthewglen wrote:Does this mean there's more sandcastle outside the frame???

There is, and will always be, more sandcastle outside the frame.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Grepus » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

I think she's hiding behind the main tower, getting changed away from our prying eyes or something!
I was sure I had an account here before... Ho hum, it's lost in Time now...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby anyLH » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:16 pm UTC

It's taken awhile but I think we're finally desensitized to Megan leaving the frame--I haven't seen a slew of doomsday predictions this time around. This calls for a celebrat--

Then again...maybe that was the plan all along...to get us off our guard...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby reckter » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:16 pm UTC

I hate it when I look on the clock and it's half a newpix from a new picture. So depressing.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Lord Cathbad » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:16 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
matthewglen wrote:Does this mean there's more sandcastle outside the frame???

There is, and will always be, more sandcastle outside the frame.


The algorithm consistently makes more sandcastles.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby blowfishhootie » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:16 pm UTC

dp2 wrote:
blowfishhootie wrote:
xspeedballx wrote:So I am leaning more and more that they are stuck in some bizarre terrain. Which explains the initial sort of boredom and fidgeting.


So ... you have to, like, be stuck on Mars or something in order to be bored and fidgety? And what, exactly, was this "boredom and fidgeting" anyway? Why couldn't it just have been relaxing on the beach?

Given your resistance to even jokingly re-interpreting the comic, I find your earlier post explaining your username very ironic.


If you can see a punchline in the sentence to which I responded in your quoted message, good for you. I sure don't see it though - so I don't know why this means I'm resistant to jokes. I pointed out that the conclusion "they looked bored and fidgety, so they must not be on a beach" makes no sense, and the person who wrote it originally has responded multiple times without any indication that it was a joke.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:17 pm UTC

reckter wrote:I hate it when I look on the clock and it's half a newpix from a new picture. So depressing.


We do not talk about half newpix, those are the dark times.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby reckter » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:17 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
matthewglen wrote:Does this mean there's more sandcastle outside the frame???

There is, and will always be, more sandcastle outside the frame.


The algorithm consistently makes more sandcastles.

The algorithm killed all sandcastles.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pdg » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:18 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
matthewglen wrote:Does this mean there's more sandcastle outside the frame???

There is, and will always be, more sandcastle outside the frame.


The algorithm consistently makes more sandcastles.


And so castles, made of sand,
stretch into,
infiniteee-eee.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:18 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
matthewglen wrote:Does this mean there's more sandcastle outside the frame???

There is, and will always be, more sandcastle outside the frame.


The algorithm consistently makes more sandcastles.


Yes true. But also, I meant on a deeper level, there are always more sandcastles outside the frame.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:18 pm UTC

pdg wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
matthewglen wrote:Does this mean there's more sandcastle outside the frame???

There is, and will always be, more sandcastle outside the frame.


The algorithm consistently makes more sandcastles.


And so castles, made of sand,
stretch into,
infiniteee-eee.


Turtle's all the way down...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby reckter » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:19 pm UTC

xspeedballx wrote:
reckter wrote:I hate it when I look on the clock and it's half a newpix from a new picture. So depressing.


We do not talk about half newpix, those are the dark times.


Ok. Agreed.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby joaquimds » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:20 pm UTC

blowfishhootie wrote:
dp2 wrote:
blowfishhootie wrote:
xspeedballx wrote:So I am leaning more and more that they are stuck in some bizarre terrain. Which explains the initial sort of boredom and fidgeting.


So ... you have to, like, be stuck on Mars or something in order to be bored and fidgety? And what, exactly, was this "boredom and fidgeting" anyway? Why couldn't it just have been relaxing on the beach?

Given your resistance to even jokingly re-interpreting the comic, I find your earlier post explaining your username very ironic.


If you can see a punchline in the sentence to which I responded in your quoted message, good for you. I sure don't see it though - so I don't know why this means I'm resistant to jokes. I pointed out that the conclusion "they looked bored and fidgety, so they must not be on a beach" makes no sense, and the person who wrote it originally has responded multiple times without any indication that it was a joke.


well I think we found one AI for sure...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Srt252 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:21 pm UTC

He's gonna fall and knock it down again! Don't do it! DON'T DO IT!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fixer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:22 pm UTC

xspeedballx wrote:Turtle's all the way down...


How'd he get down there?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:22 pm UTC

Srt252 wrote:He's gonna fall and knock it down again! Don't do it! DON'T DO IT!

Don't fret, if he does, it's not like there wont be time to rebuild it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Scott Auld » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:23 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
Srt252 wrote:He's gonna fall and knock it down again! Don't do it! DON'T DO IT!

Don't fret, if he does, it's not like there wont be time to rebuild it.

This is no time to talk about Time. We haven't got the time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby nickulo » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:23 pm UTC

An Outsider sent me a picture... and I found myself wondering what would happen in the next picture. I have to get out of here...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby benjsec » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:24 pm UTC

It's been nearly a dayapix and a tudayapix since I started watching this thread.
I think I must be finally starting to loose my sanity, things are finally starting to make sense.
Now if only I could remember what I was meant to be doing before they started building that [sand/snow/coffee]castle...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby reckter » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:25 pm UTC

nickulo wrote:An Outsider sent me a picture... and I found myself wondering what would happen in the next picture. I have to get out of here...

always think out of the box? ^^
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:25 pm UTC

nickulo wrote:An Outsider sent me a picture... and I found myself wondering what would happen in the next picture. I have to get out of here...


Why is Hotel California humming through my head??

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:25 pm UTC

nickulo wrote:An Outsider sent me a picture... and I found myself wondering what would happen in the next picture. I have to get out of here...

Yeah. I will never be able to look at another web-hosted digital image again without wondering if it will change someday.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby benjsec » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:26 pm UTC

nickulo wrote:An Outsider sent me a picture... and I found myself wondering what would happen in the next picture. I have to get out of here...


Or fix it for them. Just superimpose Time on top and all will be good

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:26 pm UTC

This hasn't been bumped in a really long time:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby belliott4488 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:26 pm UTC

Remember those old times, when we were so happy to have reached newPage 100?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:28 pm UTC

belliott4488 wrote:Remember those old times, when we were so happy to have reached newPage 100?

Truly a darker era.
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 KroniK907 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:28 pm UTC

belliott4488 wrote:Remember those old times, when we were so happy to have reached newPage 100?


Remember those old times when we were so happy to have reached newPage 10??

I need a t-shirt that says "I was there from the beginning of 'Time'"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jello34543 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:29 pm UTC

By the way, We're now double Pickup Artist's post count.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KroniK907 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

jello34543 wrote:By the way, We're now double Pickup Artist's post count.


Does that include the second attempt at Pickup Artist as well?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

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belliott4488 wrote:Remember those old times, when we were so happy to have reached newPage 100?

Truly a darker era.


Last time Megan left him part of the castle crumbled - his world began to fall apart. If that happens again, it's a much bigger world for him to put back together alone.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Grepus » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

His perfectionist side got the better of him... had to fix that little bit of crumbled turret.
I was sure I had an account here before... Ho hum, it's lost in Time now...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Roia » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

I'm baking cookies. I've managed to time it so every batch is ready half way through the wait for one newpix, and shortly after a newpix appears. It's a fantastic way to pass the time.

I intended to decorate them with dice for tabletop day, but I'm tempted to make them clocks instead, in celebration of this comic.
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