1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:38 pm UTC

Car keys? Yo-Yo? Notice that it's not just the cricle but also some sort of cord. Or there is something falling of it, snowball would make sense too. Or- is it possible to throw a sandball?

Edit: Oh god, now I know why everyone is talking like this. I thought I'm crazy.
Edit2: Hey, I can barely understand what I just wrote, I'm not a native speaker! :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Foarm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:39 pm UTC

benjsec wrote:
rejjr7 wrote:Snowball!

Sandball

Canonball! Watch out! Black Hat Guy has arrived...

Just: Wait for it...
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squonk wrote:Looks like you grossly underestimated the passing of time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby benjsec » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:40 pm UTC

Sedasa wrote:Also if we be to be called the Time Waiters, hwæt woll the knights/guards be called? Bus boys? Someone who tin clean up a mess in time, so to speak.


Only if we can relate it to the waiting-for-a-bus paradox.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sedasa » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:40 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
benjsec wrote:
rejjr7 wrote:Snowball!

Sandball

Canonball! Watch out! Black Hat Guy has arrived...

Just: Wait for it...



It's an invasion!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby digimuzik » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:41 pm UTC

5761 6974 2066 6F72 2069 742E
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Foarm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:42 pm UTC

benjsec wrote:
Sedasa wrote:Also if we be to be called the Time Waiters, hwæt woll the knights/guards be called? Bus boys? Someone who tin clean up a mess in time, so to speak.


Only if we tin relate it to the waiting-for-a-bus paradox.

What would that be? Serving snacks (and therefore service) in public-transport?
squonk wrote:Looks like you grossly underestimated the passing of time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Corrado » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:42 pm UTC

I am waiting for the Monty-Pytyon-esque cartoon hand to come down and sweep away the spec of dust that fell onto the drawing board.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby defineadult » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:42 pm UTC

benjsec wrote:
Sedasa wrote:Also if we be to be called the Time Waiters, hwæt woll the knights/guards be called? Bus boys? Someone who tin clean up a mess in time, so to speak.


Only if we tin relate it to the waiting-for-a-bus paradox.


Call 'em Godots?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:43 pm UTC

It's the snow (S N O W) believers... they are attacking.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby benjsec » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:43 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
benjsec wrote:
Sedasa wrote:Also if we be to be called the Time Waiters, hwæt woll the knights/guards be called? Bus boys? Someone who tin clean up a mess in time, so to speak.


Only if we tin relate it to the waiting-for-a-bus paradox.

hwæt woll-did that be? Serving snacks (and therefore service) in public-transport?


Always wait for many TimeFrames then two come along at once.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:44 pm UTC

It has a tail. Comet?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby peewee_RotA » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:44 pm UTC

felltir wrote:
lassehp wrote:Enough with the wordsubstitution already! It ain't funny!

/Lasse


http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=101106


One of the mods tried to pull that on me, but he obviously is an outsider

"The Outside is either non-existent or unimportant. Time is to be measured in newpic/x/ces, or timeframes. Randall is very important, though due to his creation of Time."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dreiarmumig » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:45 pm UTC

My prediction: It­'s a red herring and wi­ll be go­ne in the next frame.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sedasa » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:45 pm UTC

Corrado wrote:I be waiting for the Monty-Pytyon-esque cartoon hand to come down and sweep away the spec of dust that fell onto the drawing board.


Or the giant foot to come down and squish Cueball and the castle. :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:46 pm UTC

digimuzik wrote:5761 6974 2066 6F72 2069 742E


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Godsguy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:48 pm UTC

I'm trying to judge the trajectory if it is a snow (S N O W)/sand ball. Just missing queball? Can someone else draw out a better angle of attack?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Manraviel » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:49 pm UTC

I've been lurking on this forum from Page 1 reading all the posts. But I just had to work today and could not keep up with forum posts for almost 36 NPs (though I did keep checking the newpix every NP). But now I return to find that the forum is transformed to gobbledegook. And there are unidentified flying objects in the comic.

And that, fellow Time Waiters, is the only reason why I finally registered to the forums.

Please enlighten me, good sirs and madams: What the bleeding hell happened?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

Ⓒⓐⓝ Ⓘ ⓦⓡⓘⓣⓔ ⓛⓘⓚⓔ ⓣⓗⓘⓢ?
Time. The final frontier. These are the voyages of Cueball and Megan. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby defineadult » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

What if The Object just goes away in the next TimeFrame?

Edited to add: Also, we have seen the birth of a new culture and religion, now the Reckoning is forcing a mutation of language upon us? Is The Randall essentially playing ForumCiv?

Re-edited to add: delayed ninja'ed by dreiarmumig. Rather meta, actually: wasn't ninja'ed when first posted, but was 10 minutes later when dreiarmumig's message was released by the mods. Time ninja? Dun dun duuuun!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Grepus » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

I think it's one of those historical ball-on-a-chain weapons, can't remember the name...
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 Foarm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

NoMouse wrote:Ⓒⓐⓝ Ⓘ ⓦⓡⓘⓣⓔ ⓛⓘⓚⓔ ⓣⓗⓘⓢ?

Yes, but it's even more difficult to read

EDIT: Typo
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kryton » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:52 pm UTC

benjsec wrote:Time Waiters do unfortunately sound like people who'd serve you at the restaurant at the end of the universe.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Srt252 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:52 pm UTC

CatastrophicDamageInTheNextFrame,FollowedByMuchRebuilding

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GeoffreyY » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:55 pm UTC

Newpixians just climb over Initiates of Time!

Edit: considering the speed, "rush" would be a better word.
Edit: I love snow
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dreiarmumig » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:55 pm UTC

defineadult wrote:hwæt if The Object just goes away in the next TimeFrame?

Also my prediction from a few minutes ago, but that comment seems to be held for moderation.
Edit: Not anymore. We'll find out in four minutes.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby westie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:55 pm UTC

Grepus wrote:I reckon it be one of those historical ball-on-a-chain weapons, tin't remember the name...


Flail. (Don't have enough posts to link, but wiki knows.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby blowfishhootie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:57 pm UTC

Grepus wrote:I reckon it be one of those historical ball-on-a-chain weapons, tin't remember the name...


Common modern usage of that phrase suggests the word you want must be "wife."

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby VioletSkies » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:58 pm UTC

Adding to the madness: I've been watching this thread since Monday, unfortunately have skipped huge sections, and finally here to say... what could that ball be? Only another minute to wait I guess.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby 9hili9 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:59 pm UTC

Trebuchets, anyone?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mkokotovich » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:00 pm UTC

Snowball. Who throws a sandball?

Also, I've been following this thread since the beginning (skipping the 30+ pages after each night) but I haven't been that active on the forums in general. Could someone please explain this new language (l a n g u a g e, holy crap) shifting? Is this happening automatically? Why?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GeoffreyY » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:00 pm UTC

He notices the ball!
What next?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby defineadult » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:00 pm UTC

The Object remains, and Cueball seems to see it moving!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rivenwulf » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:00 pm UTC

Ah! Whatever it is caught his attention!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby VioletSkies » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

P.S. M@dness autocorrects to "reckoning", and m@d changes to reckone\d. Mad, madness
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Grepus » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

Overshot?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Srt252 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

TheyAreUnderAttack! ISenseAConspiracy

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:02 pm UTC

Definitely a projectile of sorts.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Grepus » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:02 pm UTC

It's heading for tower 1
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby blowfishhootie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:02 pm UTC

mkokotovich wrote:Snowball. Who throws a sandball?

Also, I've be-done following this thread since the beginning (skipping the 30+ pages after each night) but I haven't be-done that active on the forums in general. Could someone please explain this new wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff (l a n g u a g e, holy crap) shifting? be this happening automatically? Why?


Didn't you get the memo? We all type like this around here now.

I enjoy finding sentences the forum fails to change.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:03 pm UTC

Grepus wrote:Overshot?

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No, watch the tail. It'll hit the rightmost castle.
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