1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:26 pm UTC

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I reckon so.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sappharos » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:32 pm UTC

FFS Cueball, do something! It's not like you're stuck in a desert for eternity, where sand and rocks stretch to infinity... or something.

Edit: Davy Jones' Locker?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:32 pm UTC

It appears that Cueball has finally bridged the two castles together: his two past lives with Megan. But now that they are bridged together, will Cueball and Megan reconcile? Where is she?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yangosplat » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:33 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby beargarden » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:34 pm UTC

Whelp, time to go. I have outsider things to do, like sleeping. Stay strong, fellow Timewaiters! We hold the power of the polls now, but the Americans wake in only a few time frames!

Also, if clergy positions for Timewaiters come up, I bags a spot.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jtomjack » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:36 pm UTC

beargarden wrote:Whelp, time to go. I have outsider things to do, like sleeping. Stay strong, fellow Timewaiters! We hold the power of the polls now, but the Americans wake in only a few time frames!

Also, if clergy positions for Timewaiters come up, I bags a spot.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GeoffreyY » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:36 pm UTC

Let me guess...
Cueball will slip down and destroy quite a part of the castle.
Nobody trust Cueball after his first accident. :|
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GerardE » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:37 pm UTC

Just a few tries for the language modifier:
can c a n
did d i d
candid c a n d i d
had h a d
could c o u l d
was w a s
are a r e
better b e t t e r
So maybe we bet-ter change to Dutch?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GeoffreyY » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:39 pm UTC

You forgot:
is i s
was w a s
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:40 pm UTC

GeoffreyY wrote:Let me guess...
Cueball will slip down and destroy quite a part of the castle.
Nobody trust Cueball after his first accident. :|

It's because Megan left. His world crumbled without her. It may happen again :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Foarm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:41 pm UTC

GerardE wrote:Just a few tries for the language modifier:
tin c a n
did d i d
candid c a n d i d
have-did h a d
could c o u l d
be-did w a s
be a r e
gooder b e t t e r
So maybe we bet-ter change to Dutch?

Changing to Dutch tin't be gooder
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:42 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
GerardE wrote:Just a few tries for the language modifier:
tin c a n
did d i d
candid c a n d i d
have-did h a d
could c o u l d
be-did w a s
be a r e
gooder b e t t e r
So maybe we bet-ter change to Dutch?
Changing to Dutch tin't be gooder

Assuming "Dutch" is actually what he said. Who knows?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby riverssong » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:43 pm UTC

The best forum word substitution I was ever inadvertently responsible for was "wandroach".
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kryton » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:44 pm UTC

I partook of my much needed coma for 11 newpix and returned to find I had slipped backward in time by about 10 newpages.
Cognitive dissonance threatens to overwhelm me as I experience your past as my present, but the portal is misaligned.
I am pushing the engines to the redline to try to catch up through the vortex and rejoin the present.
Could someone send up a flare?
I hope this message makes it to the future intact.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GerardE » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:44 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
GerardE wrote:Just a few tries for the language modifier:
tin c a n
did d i d
candid c a n d i d
have-did h a d
could c o u l d
be-did w a s
be a r e
gooder b e t t e r
So maybe we bet-ter change to Dutch?

Changing to Dutch tin't be gooder

Omschakelen naar het Nederlands levert wel correcte teksten ;)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby defineadult » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:45 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
GeoffreyY wrote:Let me guess...
Cueball will slip down and destroy quite a part of the castle.
Nobody trust Cueball after his first accident. :|

it be because Megan left. His world crumbled without her. It may happen again :(


Perhaps Time tin only progress (vs. Advance) with her present? If she be not there Cueball seems to spend most of his effort repeating or changing what came before. Research needed...there goes the next 5 or 6 NP of my morning...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GeoffreyY » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:45 pm UTC

Dutch? Netherlands or German?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby diego5wh » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:46 pm UTC

jtomjack wrote:
beargarden wrote:Whelp, time to go. I have outsider things to do, like sleeping. Stay strong, fellow Timewaiters! We hold the power of the polls now, but the Americans wake in only a few time frames!

Also, if clergy positions for Timewaiters come up, I bags a spot.

Americans who work have already waken


Good day y'all!!

woo finally awake! I did try to "catch up" reading old post, but this is clearly more and more difficult with the word change, also because I feel like we need more people voting http://strawpoll.me/12599.

As a long time lurker of the forums I have seen this behavior (the word-changing scheme) before from mods, but now that there are so many new users and this tread is on the verge of total madness (m_a_d_n_e_s_s) and nonsense it would be fun.

I have to eat and shower and other outsider stuff.. but I will be back, to keep watch, to wait, to be.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:46 pm UTC

peewee_RotA wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:we be all Newpixians, right?


That's a very good point. I think the poll has this word all wrong. Newpixians be a geographical terminology, as newpixia be the island of sand where we eat dutch apple pies made out of bananas.

wow... This be sparta... i mean Reckoning.


That sentence made me realise how insane/mad/odd/terrifying/erotic/deep/weird/deeply disturbing this whole thread has been...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Srt252 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:46 pm UTC

20 new pages gah. Might have to stop trying to stay caught up with this thread. 5200 is too many posts haha

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:47 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GeoffreyY » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:50 pm UTC

Quick update on the poll:
Time Waiters is overthrowing Initiates of Time by 11 votes.
If this is still the case ~4 TimeFrames later, I suggest change the wiki.

Edit: now by 12 votes.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:51 pm UTC

GeoffreyY wrote:Quick update on the poll:
Time Watchers be overthrowing Initiates of Time by 11 votes.
If this be still the case ~4 TimeFrames later, I suggest change the wiki.


And so the war began....

Down with the heretics!!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby davidy22 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:51 pm UTC

Aaaand the explainxkcd wiki is back up! Please don't DDoS us again!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:53 pm UTC

I give in. I've been following this thread since Monday, like so many others. I was incredibly fortunate unlucky to be struck down with an illness, resulting in me having Monday-Wednesday off work. Consequently, I am now stuck reading this thread almost continuously. Sadly Gladly, I had to go back to work yesterday, where I was restricted in my viewing abilities, and consequently spent about 3 hours 6 newpix reading through all the posts I missed. Having spend another 3 NPs, I am now back up to date, and since it's Good Friday, I get to read this all day :D

I however need some advice: as of tomorrow, I am on holiday for a whole week, on a canal boat, somewhere in the North-West of England, where I will have very limited access to the Internet - there will be access to only a single power socket and one tablet with tethering/3G capabilities, spread between about 8 of us. Given the speed of posts on this forum, how do I keep up, without causing serious disputes with my family?

As for my theory: we will soon be zooming out again to see a third castle on the left. Megan and Cueball will finish it and then leave to the left again. Repeat recursively until we are so far zoomed out that we can't actually see Megan and Cueball, and then later the castles. At this point it will be safe to stop posting updates as it will be impossible to determine differences. Or raptors will destroy them all.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:54 pm UTC

GeoffreyY wrote:Quick update on the poll:
Time Watchers be overthrowing Initiates of Time by 11 votes.
If this be still the case ~4 TimeFrames later, I suggest change the wiki.

Edit: now by 12 votes.

Are you sure you don't mean "Waiters"?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby digimuzik » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:57 pm UTC

Oh, great. What (w-h-a-t) just started changing, too.
Keep bringing us news from the past, smolloy!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:59 pm UTC

Wait, what? I mean, w-h-a-t? Old English now?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:59 pm UTC

digimuzik wrote:Oh, great. hwæt (w-h-a-t) just started changing, too.


Our only hope is for us all to start using Klingon. Due to the target audience of this comic, it has a higher likelihood of being spoken by all parties than the previously suggested Dutch (though I will accept that as a second option).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GeoffreyY » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:00 pm UTC

digimuzik wrote:Oh, great. hwæt (w-h-a-t) just started changing, too.

What do you mean. This. Is. MADNESS.

note on the poll:
Mis-informing typo. Wopps. :oops:
Time Waiters is 19 votes ahead of Initiates of Time now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Grepus » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:01 pm UTC

Wiping sand from his hands... A job well done, perhaps?

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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 gorn » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:01 pm UTC

GerardE wrote:Just a few tries for the language modifier:
tin c a n
did d i d
candid c a n d i d
have-did h a d
could c o u l d
be-did w a s
be a r e
gooder b e t t e r
So maybe we bet-ter change to Dutch?

what w h a t

Edit - reversed earlier edit adding something that someone else added while I was editing.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Grepus » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:02 pm UTC

Oh, and is that a flag!?
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 diego5wh » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:02 pm UTC

gorn wrote:
GerardE wrote:Just a few tries for the language modifier:
tin c a n
did d i d
candid c a n d i d
have-did h a d
could c o u l d
be-did w a s
be a r e
gooder b e t t e r
So maybe we bet-ter change to Dutch?

hwæt w h a t

will w i ll
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby benjsec » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:03 pm UTC

Grepus wrote:Wiping sand from his hands... A job well done, perhaps?


Or arms folded, contemplating what bit to upgrade next.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby gardn » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:03 pm UTC

What? Me can't speak Klingon. Old English is pretty acceptable.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jtomjack » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:03 pm UTC

Grepus wrote:Wiping sand from his hands... A job well done, perhaps?

Image

OR, or, Kamehameha.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GerardE » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:05 pm UTC

jimbobmacdoodle wrote:I give in. I've been following this thread since Monday, like so many others. I be-did incredibly fortunate unlucky to be struck down with an illness, resulting in me having Monday-Wednesday off work. Consequently, I be now stuck reading this thread almost continuously. Sadly Gladly, I have-did to go back to work yesterday, where I be-did restricted in my viewing abilities, and consequently spent about 3 hours 6 newpix reading through all the posts I missed. Having spend another 3 NPs, I be now back up to date, and since it be Good Friday, I get to read this all day :D

I however need some advice: as of tomorrow, I be on holiday for a whole week, on a canal boat, somewhere in the North-West of England, where I woll have very limited access to the Internet - there woll be access to only a single power socket and one tablet with tethering/3G capabilities, spread between about 8 of us. Given the speed of posts on this forum, how do I keep up, without causing serious disputes with my family?

As for my theory: we woll soon be zooming out again to see a third castle on the left. Megan and Cueball woll finish it and then leave to the left again. Repeat recursively until we be so far zoomed out that we tin't actually see Megan and Cueball, and then later the castles. At this point it woll be safe to stop posting updates as it woll be impossible to determine differences. Or raptors woll destroy them all.

Probably best to convert the others on your way to the boat.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby gardn » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:06 pm UTC

It looks like he is cold

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby swey » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:06 pm UTC

benjsec wrote:
Grepus wrote:Wiping sand from his hands... A job well done, perhaps?


Or arms folded, contemplating hwæt bit to upgrade next.

possibly waiting for it to crumble mayhaps
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