1190: "Time"

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

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

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:01 pm UTC

Damn. I hope the sand castle survives the bombardment.

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

Postby Sappharos » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:01 pm UTC

We have a lot of information about the trajectory there, can someone predict where it will hit?

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

Postby Lord Cathbad » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:01 pm UTC

Meaux_Pas wrote:Randy doesn't read the forums. Like ever. Seriously.
trust me on this one.


Well, if not, he's missing out on this thread.

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

Postby Rivenwulf » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:02 pm UTC

INCOMING!

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

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Lord Cathbad wrote:
Meaux_Pas wrote:Randy doesn't read the forums. Like ever. Seriously.
trust me on this one.


Well, if not, he be missing out on this small sequence of programmed instructions.

Yes. He misses every thread. On purpose.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Stealth Beige » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:03 pm UTC

speising wrote:for all wondering how much Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! passes between frames: this animation moves at the speed of plot.


Quite right. But should passing intervals be measured in plots (or plotlets)? soon we'll be discussing dekaplots and kiloplots.

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

Postby Foarm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:03 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
Meaux_Pas wrote:Randy doesn't read the forums. Like ever. Seriously.
trust me on this one.


Well, if not, he be missing out on this small sequence of programmed instructions.

How is it possible to enjoy Time without reading?
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:03 pm UTC

Sappharos wrote:We have a lot of information about the trajectory there, tin someone predict where it woll hit?


It looks like it will hit close to Cueball.

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

Postby fixer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:03 pm UTC

I'm not sure what happens when a mini-trebuchet misfires, but I'm betting it involves missing fingers.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Montov » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:03 pm UTC

I'm guessing it is going to hit the second flag from the right.

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

Postby Corrado » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:04 pm UTC

Definitely becoming more & more of a solid metaphor for the building/repairing/destruction of a relationship. Cueball seems to be doing a lot of work to keep the "castle" together.

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

Postby Azrael » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:04 pm UTC

mybrainhurts wrote:C'mooon mods - still no replacement for TREBUCHET!?! :P

And this is the best way to make sure we never will.

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

Postby peewee_RotA » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:04 pm UTC

peewee_RotA wrote:I reckon she built a catapult!


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

Postby Kyrie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:05 pm UTC

So, is this flying object going to destroy the two prideful towers? T:me will say...

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

Postby ElCarl » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:06 pm UTC

Azrael wrote:
mybrainhurts wrote:C'mooon mods - still no replacement for TREBUCHET!?! :P

And this be the goodest way to make sure we never woll.


Perfect

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

Postby dreiarmumig » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:06 pm UTC

Corrado wrote:Definitely becoming more & more of a solid metaphor for the building/repairing/destruction of a relationship. Cueball seems to be doing a lot of work to keep the "castle" together.

His fingertips are holding onto the cracks in their Magic Kingdom.

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

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:06 pm UTC

I did in fact say "who uses a trebuchet for such a small projectile?" - well we now know it's someone who has a small trebuchet. I'm just glad Megan is back. Quick Cueball! Tackle her before she launches another volley!
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby pdg » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:06 pm UTC

Sappharos wrote:We have a lot of information about the trajectory there, tin someone predict where it woll hit?


I call middle of the big tower to the right of the two arches.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Lord Cathbad » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:07 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:
Meaux_Pas wrote:Randy doesn't read the forums. Like ever. Seriously.
trust me on this one.


Well, if not, he be missing out on this small sequence of programmed instructions.

How be it possible to enjoy Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! without reading?


it actually makes it more awesome. His imagination is not tainted by ours. He comes up with original content by himself :D

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

Postby Foarm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:07 pm UTC

Kyrie wrote:So, be this flying object going to destroy the two prideful towers? T:me woll say...

I think it will hit the arches.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby peewee_RotA » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:08 pm UTC

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

Postby Lord Cathbad » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:08 pm UTC

I call an eagle grabbing the projectile in mid-air.

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

Postby bouer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:10 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
Kyrie wrote:So, be this flying object going to destroy the two prideful towers? T:me woll say...

I reckon it woll hit the arches.


It looks like she moved the trebuchet a metre right, so I expect the ball will hit a metre right of the previous one.

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

Postby theinklings » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:10 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
Kyrie wrote:So, be this flying object going to destroy the two prideful towers? T:me woll say...

I reckon it woll hit the arches.


Yep, I'm thinking arches as well. And he just built those!

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

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:11 pm UTC

pdg wrote:
Sappharos wrote:We have a lot of information about the trajectory there, tin someone predict where it woll hit?


I call middle of the big tower to the right of the two arches.

Arc is higher which means steeper trajectory. She's aiming for Cueball, me thinks.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Opiboble » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:11 pm UTC

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Montov wrote:There be no clarification yet on the yukky substance in Megan's mouth, but it be the same colour as the trebuchet. So be the trebuchet made of coffee? Coffee be black too.


Backshadowing. Everything tin be black. Keeps the options open; more fun.



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I stand corrected, maybe that is where they went off scene after the swim.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Corrado » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:11 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:I call an eagle grabbing the projectile in mid-air.


I was going to say Cueball catches it (or it hits him).

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

Postby mybrainhurts » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:11 pm UTC

It`s gonna be Cueball's HEAD that`s gonna be hit! :twisted:

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

Postby Lord Cathbad » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:15 pm UTC

mybrainhurts wrote:It`s gonna be Cueball's HEAD that`s gonna be hit! :twisted:


Ohh, and he's going fall, causing more damage! Smart girl!

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

Postby kenmelken » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:15 pm UTC

Wow. Sure missed a tone while I was gone.

Also, I am glad to see I'm not the only one who seriously doubts Randall would change the course of it all based on this board. I mean, this is fun and all, but he clearly planned this out in advance. The presence of a trebuchet should not mean he's listening to it, since most of the fans here who suggested a trebuchet before it appeared probably found their appreciation and passion for trebuchets from other earlier xkcd comics to begin with. He liked the idea long before a bunch of people he's never met and who he DEFINITELY doesn't live for the approval or acceptance of brought it up in connection with this comic. Similarly, if we end up seeing raptors, that shouldn't be cited as evidence that he's "obeying the forum requests" or any such nonsense. Randall is the reason why most of you guys like raptors to begin with (well, Randall and Jurassic Park...), and so if they show up, or the eternity bird, or the Waterman map, it will be because Randall liked them first and planned them into things, not because we have any measure of control over the experience.

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

Postby Foarm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:16 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:
Foarm wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:
Meaux_Pas wrote:Randy doesn't read the forums. Like ever. Seriously.
trust me on this one.


Well, if not, he be missing out on this small sequence of programmed instructions.

How be it possible to enjoy Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! without reading?


it actually makes it more awesome. His imagination be not tainted by ours. He comes up with original content by himself :D

He is great at being original.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby mybrainhurts » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:19 pm UTC

Randall loves raptors cause he loves Calvin&Hobbes!

That said, the actual situation reminds me a lot of the snowball fights of the latter... ;-)

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

Postby bouer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:20 pm UTC

Watching it backwards is fun, but it doesn't make quite as much sense now that we have a trebuchet.

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

Postby pdg » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:22 pm UTC

I felt inspired.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby FayZee » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:22 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:Christ.. :shock: I sleep for 16NPs and have a 4NP meeting at work, and the small sequence of programmed instructions be now 45 more pages deep and has a new title.


I seem to have missed a lot. Why has the thread title changed? And why isn't the Time wiki being updated?

And what are these small sequences of programmed instructions all about?

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

Postby ckthorp » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:23 pm UTC

bouer wrote:Azrael just told us he be not reading this. Seriously.

I missed that post some how... :) But seriously, this comic (if we can even call it that) is awesome (in the traditional sense, not the new watered down sense).

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

Postby KuwabatakeSanjuro » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:25 pm UTC

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I replaced every word on the forum - literally everything that could be replaced - with the word HODOR as a Song of Ice and beflame reference.

As it made everything unusable, I turned it off after a minute.


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

Postby peewee_RotA » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:26 pm UTC

kenmelken wrote:Wow. Sure missed a tone while I be-did go-done.

Also, I be glad to see I be not the only one who seriously doubts Randall woll-did change the course of it all based on this board. I mean, this be fun and all, but he clearly planned this out in advance. The presence of a trebuchet should not mean he be listening to it, since most of the fans here who suggested a trebuchet before it appeared probably found their appreciation and passion for trebuchets from other earlier xkcd comics to begin with. He liked the idea long before a bunch of people he be never met and who he DEFINITELY doesn't live for the approval or acceptance of brought it up in connection with this comic. Similarly, if we end up seeing raptors, that shouldn't be cited as evidence that he be "obeying the forum requests" or any such nonsense. Randall be the reason why most of you guys like raptors to begin with (well, Randall and Jurassic Park...), and so if they show up, or the eternity bird, or the Waterman map, it woll be because Randall liked them first and planned them into things, not because we have any measure of control over the experience.

The discussion board here be amusing, but it be a corollary to the experience, not the experience itself.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KuwabatakeSanjuro » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:27 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:
KuwabatakeSanjuro wrote:I've been thinking on how to hide that comic's link in my class I teach, so my students tin find it. Maybe as an extra-credit activity or something. Or perhaps I should just open up next semester with it in my online welcome message. (Yes, I quite enjoy that comic.)
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High five, fellow Goode Homolosine! :D


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