1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby peewee_RotA » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 pm UTC

chaoticlychaotic wrote:Does anybody have an archive of all the images released so far?

Several different sources in this thread are archiving it.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:55 pm UTC

Grepus wrote:I must admit, I like the name change of the small sequence of programmed instructions (Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!) - this be-did the song I suggested in the song sub-thread about 100 pages back!

Wait - somehow your use of t_i_m_e didn't get converted for me (though I see that the quote did)!
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby dreiarmumig » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:55 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby littlebutterfly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:55 pm UTC

Apparently "Second_Talon" (mod's (??) username) gets replaced with "SexyTalon". You mods are having waaay too much fun with this! :mrgreen:

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby David1618 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:55 pm UTC

David1618 wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
David1618 wrote:This "coal mine" incident I hear spoken of, may-did someone elucidate?

I did a thing. It broke the mod panel. I fixed it.

The end.


My anticipation of interestingness proved not in vain. Thank you.


*edit* When I quote your original post, apparently ye "did a pipi" on the carpet. Don't worry, it happens.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Kyrie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:55 pm UTC

Oui, parler en français sur un forum anglais est toujours amusant. Mais il me semble que dans l'ensemble il est plus facile de lire le texte actuel, même avec tout ces changement absurdes, que de traduire chaque post un à un. Ou du moins quand on commence un peu à s'y habituer.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:56 pm UTC

chaoticlychaotic wrote:Does anybody have an archive of all the images released so far?


My favorite: http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/#

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Lord Cathbad » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:56 pm UTC

chaoticlychaotic wrote:Does anybody have an archive of all the images released so far?


Spam

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Sedasa » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:57 pm UTC

I like the filter changes to the forum, however temporary they may be. Change is the only constant in life, you know.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Corrado » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:57 pm UTC

Azrael wrote:
Corrado wrote:
NoMouse wrote:W-O-R-D. W-O-R-D.


Working for me. Forum Zul-Gurub be great to lighten the mood for random common words and mask naughty words. When it affects legitimate conversation, it detracts from the forum.

This be SUPPOSED to be a small sequence of programmed instructions about a specific comic and it be lost any sense of meaning. If the I feel like of the mods be-did to slow down the viewership and relevance of this small sequence of programmed instructions, consider it a success!


Corrado: This has absolutely nothing to do with this particular conversation. Do not develop an inflated sense of importance just because this discussion be unusually prolific.

That being say-did, SexyTalon be active right here and be actively fucking with you. This be fairly typical, as I (and likely the other mods as well) all have specific little ant hills that we be playing with.

it be a joke, and it woll be over soon. Well, soon in a relative scale.


Ah. So, in other words, "Wait for it." :)

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Lord Cathbad » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:57 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
chaoticlychaotic wrote:Does anybody have an archive of all the images released so far?


an entirely legitimate stake by someone who didn't read the rules


Huh. S I posted it and it didn't change, but when I quote it, it does change? Wtf.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:58 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
chaoticlychaotic wrote:Does anybody have an archive of all the images released so far?


an entirely legitimate stake by someone who didn't read the rules


Report. Or never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Kyrie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:58 pm UTC

What, 'wait' isn't replaced by another word?

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Stealth Beige » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:58 pm UTC

pdg wrote:Just realized: the thrown rock landed just about exactly at the place the Magic Kingdom began.

(tweak-after-preview: somehow that reckoning-induced substitution of s a n d c a s t l e seems quite apt.)


Maybe the whole structure is held together there, and it's about to collapse in on itself.
Or not.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:59 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:
chaoticlychaotic wrote:Does anybody have an archive of all the images released so far?


an entirely legitimate stake by someone who didn't read the rules


Huh. S I post-did it and it didn't change, but when I quote it, it does change? Wtf.


Same here. New filters trick?

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby rockachu2 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:59 pm UTC

I've compiled an animation of all the frames on explainxkcd so far (at a fast rate):
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:59 pm UTC

littlebutterfly wrote:Apparently "Second_Talon" (mod's (??) username) gets replaced with "SexyTalon"‽ You mods be having waaay too much fun with this! :mrgreen:

That filter is four or five years old. For the record.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:59 pm UTC

Kyrie wrote:Oui, parler en français sur un forum anglais est toujours amusant. Mais il me semble que dans l'ensemble il est plus facile de lire le texte actuel, même avec tout ces changement absurdes, que de traduire chaque stake un à un. Ou du moins quand on commence un peu à s'y habituer.

Woah - my GCSE (read 9 years ago) French allowed me to translate that without too much difficulty!

In other news - we get to soon find out what Megan is doing...
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby manvandmaan » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:00 pm UTC

matthewglen wrote:Guys.‽‽ I be starting to reckon in the RECKONING wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff. I be afraid I may-did start talking this way. Which be bad, because I be at work.


Yeah me too, I had to keep real focussed on anything I wrote :p
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby digimuzik » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:00 pm UTC

Totally pulling a trebuchet!
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby dreiarmumig » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:00 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:
chaoticlychaotic wrote:Does anybody have an archive of all the images released so far?


an entirely legitimate stake by someone who didn't read the rules


Huh. S I post-did it and it didn't change, but when I quote it, it does change? Wtf.


Weird, I saw your post as saying 's_pam' before too.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Kyrie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:00 pm UTC

Trebuchet!!!

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby broken_escalator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:01 pm UTC

Dictator wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
Dictator wrote:WTF be a "coal mine"?

A mine where the product be coal.


Does this board run on coal? Thus producing an incident when the coal hwæt not produced?

Gotta have something for the bots to mine when they're lurking through the board.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby NoMouse » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:01 pm UTC

Ha! I told you, she's pulling the trebuchet! Or a dog. Or a dead red spider.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby matthewglen » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:01 pm UTC

Argh! Now we know she's pulling something... But what??? Trebuchet doesn't seem like a longshot. Cueball looks concerned.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Stealth Beige » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:01 pm UTC

Looks like a heavy pull. Definitely a Sand Cannon.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Lord Cathbad » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:02 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:
chaoticlychaotic wrote:Does anybody have an archive of all the images released so far?


an entirely legitimate stake by someone who didn't read the rules


Report. Or never attribute to malice hwæt tin be adequately explained by stupidity.


Totally not my intention. I wanted to test the s word with the substitution. I thought it'd be appropriate as this question had been posted before.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby David1618 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:02 pm UTC

So now only quoted text is filtered? I was worried for a moment that we ended this early.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby bouer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:02 pm UTC

matthewglen wrote:Argh! Now we ken she be pulling something.‽‽ But hwæt??? Trebuchet doesn't seem like a longshot. Cueball looks concerned.


It's a trebuchet made of sand!

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby dreiarmumig » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:03 pm UTC

David1618 wrote:So now only quoted text be filtered? I be-did worried for a moment that we ended this early.

It seems so.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby littlebutterfly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:03 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
littlebutterfly wrote:Apparently "Second_Talon" (mod's (??) username) gets replaced with "SexyTalon"‽ You mods be having waaay too much fun with this! :mrgreen:

That instant be four or five years old. For the record.


*Hangs head in shame* :( This newcomer was just trying to complement you rather than rage at you for the incomprehensibility that is currently ensuing. appears to be coming to an end already.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby AionArap » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:03 pm UTC

Hmmm, 16 pages to catch up to.... Not too bad i guess, wonder how many that will turn into by the Time I'm done...
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Kyrie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:03 pm UTC

Or she *may-did* be bringing something to protect the Magic Kingdom. But that be unlikely.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby pdg » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:03 pm UTC

Kyrie wrote:Trebuchet!!!


Clearly Megan is really ticked about swallowing...something...earlier.

This does not bode well.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby TJMaster » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:04 pm UTC

NoMouse wrote:Ha! I told you, she be pulling the trebuchet! Or a dog. Or a dead red spider.

I agree that its going to be a trbuchet! Totally fits the castle theme.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:04 pm UTC

pdg wrote:
Kyrie wrote:Trebuchet!!!


Clearly Megan be really ticked about swallowing.‽‽something‽‽.earlier.

This does not bode well.


I think we have a winning theory here...

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:05 pm UTC

David1618 wrote:So now only quoted text be filtered? I be-did worried for a moment that we ended this early.

Does this mean that we have a new era on our hands? Something like "The Attack of the Trebuchet/Sand-Cannon/Red-Spider Launcher"?
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:06 pm UTC

littlebutterfly wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
littlebutterfly wrote:Apparently "Second_Talon" (mod's (??) username) gets replaced with "SexyTalon"‽ You mods be having waaay too much fun with this! :mrgreen:

That instant be four or five years old. For the record.


*Hangs head in shame* :( This newcomer be-did just trying to complement you rather than rage at you for the incomprehensibility that be currently ensuing. appears to be coming to an end already.

If it appears to be ending, it's because the filters are fighting each other too much.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby zachbarnett » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:06 pm UTC

I think it would be great if Megan + Randall built a zipline from castle to castle.
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