1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Lord Cathbad » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:52 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:
Whizbang wrote:The flags are still for the same reason the ocean is still. Time has been suspended for everything except these two and anything they touch. The sand casltes crumble because they touched the sand. The flags do not move because they only touched the poles. Now that they have gone into the ocean, we might see some movement there, depending on if only the water molecules they touch can now move or if the body as a whole is affected. Come to think of it, though, when Cueball dipped his toe, nothing happened, so obviously only the molecules being touched are affected.


Nope! We've seen sand fall on its own. S there's gravity at least.


Ah, but the sand was touched by them at some point. Anything they touch is then released from whatever force is freezing time.

Also, the gound outside the castles is lava.


Then the flags should have been unfrozen.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:54 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
Whizbang wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:
Whizbang wrote:The flags are still for the same reason the ocean is still. Time has been suspended for everything except these two and anything they touch. The sand casltes crumble because they touched the sand. The flags do not move because they only touched the poles. Now that they have gone into the ocean, we might see some movement there, depending on if only the water molecules they touch can now move or if the body as a whole is affected. Come to think of it, though, when Cueball dipped his toe, nothing happened, so obviously only the molecules being touched are affected.


Nope! We've seen sand fall on its own. S there's gravity at least.


Ah, but the sand was touched by them at some point. Anything they touch is then released from whatever force is freezing time.

Also, the gound outside the castles is lava.


Then the flags should have been unfrozen.


But they didn't touch the flags, only the poles.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Scott Auld » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:54 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Tophe wrote:semencancercaffeinebabies

What have we done.

This social experiment is reaching its climax

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby conorjh » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:56 pm UTC

The sea is death/time.

Time, swift to fasten and swift to sever
      Hand from hand, as we stand by the sea

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:56 pm UTC

Scott Auld wrote:
Helper wrote:
Tophe wrote:semencancercaffeinebabies

What have we done.

This social experiment is reaching its climax

Oh god, now there's cilmaxes?!?
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 xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:56 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Tophe wrote:semencancercaffeinebabies

What have we done.

A new hope for the human race.

Self replicating humans that are one with both our greatest threat and our greatest vice. We could only dream of being so lucky!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jtomjack » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:57 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Scott Auld wrote:
Helper wrote:
Tophe wrote:semencancercaffeinebabies

What have we done.

This social experiment is reaching its climax

Oh god, now there's cilmaxes?!?

We've been climaxing the whole time, where have you been?
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Helper wrote:
Tophe wrote:semencancercaffeinebabies

What have we done.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lovepirate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:58 pm UTC

Scott Auld wrote:
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.


Well done! I made an Insurrection reference earlier and no one responded (a perfect moment in Time).
Wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:00 pm UTC

jtomjack wrote:
Helper wrote:
Scott Auld wrote:
Helper wrote:
Tophe wrote:semencancercaffeinebabies

What have we done.

This social experiment is reaching its climax

Oh god, now there's cilmaxes?!?

We've been climaxing the whole time, where have you been?


I was gathering umbrellas for the after-math.
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 Lord Cathbad » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:00 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:Image


So... More panning will follow?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jtomjack » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:01 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
jtomjack wrote:
Helper wrote:
Scott Auld wrote:
Helper wrote:
Tophe wrote:semencancercaffeinebabies

What have we done.

This social experiment is reaching its climax

Oh god, now there's cilmaxes?!?

We've been climaxing the whole time, where have you been?


I was gathering umbrellas for the after-math.

Good thought, but anything less than a wetsuit just won't cut it
paulmiranda wrote:When stick figures swim, they always go skinny dipping.

Helper wrote:
Tophe wrote:semencancercaffeinebabies

What have we done.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:01 pm UTC

Hmm so we may never reach 8 pages, but we should definitely push for 16 posts. I know we can do it!(If only we would stop getting all these posts labeled "bad number").

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Lockyy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:03 pm UTC

Just updated my implementation of logging and downloading the latest updates. Won't do anything until 5 minutes prior to a newpix when it'll start checking for updates.
github dot com slash Lockyy slash newpix

edit: Having just seen the latest update. I hope I didn't post this at the worst possible time. Right as the whole thing ends.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:03 pm UTC

jtomjack wrote:
Helper wrote:
jtomjack wrote:
Helper wrote:
Scott Auld wrote:
Helper wrote:
Tophe wrote:semencancercaffeinebabies

What have we done.

This social experiment is reaching its climax

Oh god, now there's cilmaxes?!?

We've been climaxing the whole time, where have you been?


I was gathering umbrellas for the after-math.

Good thought, but anything less than a wetsuit just won't cut it


Oh me yarm, MEGAN AND CUEBALL WERE BORED AFTER A GIANT BUKKAKI PARTY!!!

The castle is made of dried protein, and the liquid is still well.. semen. It all makes sense. They built a castle for semencancerbabies to grow in. I.. hmm.. I am not sure I can pursue this much further..

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby WyldStallyns » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:03 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:Image


So... More panning will follow?


On one hand, another 10 newpix of panning might drive us all insane, but on the other hand, that happened like 50 newpages ago.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Grepus » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:04 pm UTC

The last pan/zoom started about the same time last night... I went to bed and woke up to a whole new castle. Just after 10pm here now, same thing tonight?
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 mikrit » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:04 pm UTC

digimuzik wrote:Anyone notice that Cueball's voice is coming from pretty high up?

Ah, yes indeed. Obviously, this is a clue that tells us that Cueball is a ventriloquist.

Our sacred duty now is to re-examine all previous comics, to figure what Cueball have said that apparently were said by other characters.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Godsguy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:05 pm UTC

For the record, it is now 5:00 pm on the east coast. I just called my wife to say I was going to have to work late at the office. I'm thinking I did that mostly just so I can wait for newpix without her distraction. I may be here for 6-8 more newpix.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Magnap » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:05 pm UTC

Lockyy wrote:Just updated my implementation of logging and downloading the latest updates. Won't do anything until 5 minutes prior to newpix when it'll start checking for updates.
github dot com slash Lockyy slash newpix

edit: Having just seen the latest update. I hope I didn't post this at the worst possible time. Right as the whole thing ends.

Oh trust me, it won't.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lovepirate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:05 pm UTC

I'm starting to the end end of Time will simply say "it."
Wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AussieJono » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:06 pm UTC

I personally think the empty castle frames are the most poignant. I hesitate to suggest, but is it possible we're entering a new era here?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:06 pm UTC

lovepirate wrote:I'm starting to the end end of Time will simply say "it."
Wait for it.

What is it?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:07 pm UTC

lovepirate wrote:I'm starting to the end end of Time will simply say "it."
Wait for it.


Ni!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lovepirate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:07 pm UTC

xspeedballx wrote:
lovepirate wrote:I'm starting to the end end of Time will simply say "it."
Wait for it.

What is it?


"it" is what we have been waiting for all this Time.
Wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mindor » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:08 pm UTC

Godsguy wrote:For the record, it is now 5:00 pm on the east coast. I just called my wife to say I was going to have to work late at the office. I'm thinking I did that mostly just so I can wait for newpix without her distraction. I may be here for 6-8 more newpix.

Randall, no amount of money you will ever make can repay the amount of engineering hours you have stolen from across the world. Well Done.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby WyldStallyns » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:08 pm UTC

lovepirate wrote:I'm starting to the end end of Time will simply say "it."
Wait for it.


This is one of the most incoherent sentences I've read in awhile, but at least you remembered the apostrophe :) This is what 179 newpix without sleep does to a person I guess.

Although, I think the End will probably have more than just the word "it" on the screen.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AussieJono » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:09 pm UTC

lovepirate wrote:I'm starting to the end end of Time will simply say "it."
Wait for it.

Possibly with Michael Palin emerging from behind the sandcastle and collapsing before uttering the immortal word.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Magnap » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:09 pm UTC

And now i am going to go comatose for about ((a couple)^2)-1 newpix, so see y'all later!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChrisTilley » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:09 pm UTC

I just had a flashback to Connoisseur http://xkcd.com/915/. Are we all becoming connoisseurs of this sandcastle? What defines a connoisseur?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Roia » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:10 pm UTC

NO! You said the word, you said it!

Argh! Now I said it! AHHH! Make it stop! Oh no!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mittfh » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:10 pm UTC

Perhaps Cueball and Megan have gone to work on building a third castle... :)

New speculation on how long this will last: until Randall gets bored :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mkokotovich » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:10 pm UTC

Long time reader... I finally registered just so I could chime in about whether or not the comics are automatically generated.

Looking at some of the past "big" projects xkcd has produced (the financial comparison, the radiation chart, the internet map, the click and drag, etc) it is clear that Randall is not afraid of spending a fair amount of time to produce something spectacular. So far we are only at 179. Most of them are fairly similar to one another, so my guess is he can produce these images very quickly. Even if he were to draw 1000 "newpix", I think that is most definitely a reasonable amount of time to spend on a "big" project.

I wholeheartedly believe that this comic is not automatically generated. I also really want some nutella, french toast, and coffee, for some weird reason.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:11 pm UTC

Roia wrote:NO! You said the word, you said it!

Argh! Now I said it! AHHH! Make it stop! Oh no!


What's wrong with you? What is it?
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.


NoEdge wrote:Maybe it's fire. The world is burning. It's dark behind me. Maybe the fires have been put out. Maybe it's all gone.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:11 pm UTC

ChrisTilley wrote:I just had a flashback to Connoisseur http://xkcd.com/915/. Are we all becoming connoisseurs of this sandcastle? What defines a connoisseur?

Thank you for posting that... gave me reference to a joke someone made 11ty billion pages ago.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby WyldStallyns » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:12 pm UTC

mittfh wrote:Perhaps Cueball and Megan have gone to work on building a third castle... :)

New speculation on how long this will last: until Randall gets bored :D


I wonder if he's watching us. Does he ever read the forums? =o
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xspeedballx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:12 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Roia wrote:NO! You said the word, you said it!

Argh! Now I said it! AHHH! Make it stop! Oh no!


What's wrong with you? What is it?


It's it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby belliott4488 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:13 pm UTC

fixer wrote:
belliott4488 wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:
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.

Actually, the last time he fixed a left-most turret in Megan's absence, he then walked off to the left, where we eventually found Megan working on a much larger castle. So, if that patterns repeats itself (which would be kind of Randall-Munroe-like) ...


I like this idea/interpretation/prediction.

Told ya! :twisted:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lovepirate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:13 pm UTC

WyldStallyns wrote:
lovepirate wrote:I'm starting to the end end of Time will simply say "it."
Wait for it.


This is one of the most incoherent sentences I've read in awhile, but at least you remembered the apostrophe :) This is what 179 newpix without sleep does to a person I guess.

Although, I think the End will probably have more than just the word "it" on the screen.


Wow, holy shit, I didn't even pick up on how incoherent that sentence was. I guess that demonstrates what Time has done to me. I'm just going to leave it that way.
Wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby elementropy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:14 pm UTC

Perhaps the characters in this comic would be on their computers during all this time, except that there are technical problems. Building a sandcastle is what they do while they "wait for I.T." to show up and fix things.
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