1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby belliott4488 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:39 pm UTC

Sorry if this has been discussed - I couldn't find anything by searching for "290".

Was there a frame #290? I get one of those "no image" icons at xkcd.aubronwood.com.

Any ideas what happened there?

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Postby kazman_buttersnaps » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:46 pm UTC

belliott4488 wrote:Sorry if this hath been discussed - ic couldn't find anything by searching for "290"FULL STOP

be-did there an frame #290? ic get an of those "no image" icons at xkcd.aubronwood.com.

ænig ideas hwæt happened there?


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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:47 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Postby NoMouse » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:50 pm UTC

SBN wrote:Got it.

So, are those two comics somehow related to each other? Is she building from that dark matter a singularity creating device?
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Postby ugmhemhe » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:58 pm UTC

cookrw wrote:be there an spot that hath an running .gif showing all the pictures?


greetings! creature of the present, I now give thee a way to peer into the past. May you use it wisely in your quest of enlightenment.
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Re: 1190: "Tіme"

Postby mybrainhurts » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:07 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Changes іn the past 64 newpіx (almost 2½ Outsіde days)․ Hurry up, Megan!
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Sea level still rising, ever so slowly․ Last rise wаs 2⁠0 newpіx ago․

Hmm. If we found out how much the sea level rose since the beginning of time we could assume a location (and therewith an average tide rise), compare with the pixel-height of Megan/Cueball and so get an in-comic-duration of the One True Comic* so far!


* and so for the first time an approved newpix/time-in-The-One-True-Comic-ratio!
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Millah » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:08 pm UTC

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edit: I don't see any difference from this to the previous pic

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby NoMouse » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:25 pm UTC

I see it. The water has risen a little bit. Formerly grey pixels on the waterline are now totally black. Although it's weird that Megan didn't move.
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Rosewinsall » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:25 pm UTC

is it back to newpix now?

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby kryton » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:30 pm UTC

the Dome of the Capital Building?
1298 and counting

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Scott Auld » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:30 pm UTC

So much for the "all will be explained on April Fool's Day" theory.

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Scott Auld » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:32 pm UTC

HODOR HODOR. HODOR HODOR HODOR HODOR HODOR. HODOR?

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Scott Auld » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:32 pm UTC

^^^ j/k .. april fools?

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Angelastic » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:35 pm UTC

I just happened to come across this:

1. Grab your apron.
2. Affix clock to apron.
3. You are now a TIME WAITER.


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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby TheStokedPig » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:36 pm UTC

Are we on Longpix again?

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Postby Millah » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:39 pm UTC

TheStokedPig wrote:be we on Longpix again?

Seems to be an hour between each update.

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

Postby Nawb » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:44 pm UTC

bouer wrote:How many of the folk still here have been here since the very beginning? ic first saw it at frame 13.

I first saw it at frame 10 or 11. Since then I've read every post of the first (approximately) 100 pages in this thread and registered to say “I registered because of Time.”
But, alas, The Outside interfered, stole so much of my precious Time that I wasn't able to say that or even to follow the recent developments in this thread. (Which is why I quote a post that's close to 40 pages in the past.) That's kind of sad. Meh… :?

So… yeah. What was my point?

Oh, right:
“I registered because of Time.”

There. I said it.

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby cari.j.elliot » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:59 pm UTC

Sorry, I missed a few dozen pages of convo due to the need to sleep, commune with family, work, etc. (I know, so weak of me! But the work pays for the interwebs.) so this has probably already been discussed, but I just can't read through everything at this moment.

When did the forum start subbing phrases? Are the mods doing that? Has it been done in the past? (Never visited forums until the beginning of Time.) Thanks in advance for the bestowal of knowledge!
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:04 pm UTC

Uhhh in order
A couple of days ago, yes, yes
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby TheStokedPig » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:04 pm UTC

Can i by chance have a link to the longpix timer so i don't get excited every newpix time unit?

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Postby cari.j.elliot » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:08 pm UTC

Thank you very much, Mr!

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Postby hdhale » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:11 pm UTC

kryton wrote:the Dome of the Capital Building?


That or perhaps a pyramid....

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Millah » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:14 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby SWuh » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:23 pm UTC

Oh thank goodness she moved!! I know the water changed a teeeeny amount last time (according to a poster on this thread) ... but it was still very, strange!! So yeah. Going at a very slow pace now. As if it wasn't bad enough that the updates are hourly now, we're also stuck with a barely moving/changing Megan + mound. Better than the ZERO change we got during the lone castle phase I suppose!! ... I wish cueball would come back, but my heart is set on the fact that MAYBE he is building off-stage-left :D

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Hawb » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:23 pm UTC

I've done a very poor job keeping up with all these forum posts. So when I checked today I felt very alienated. It appeared as though you'd all devolved to this ridiculous dialect to go with the religion surrounding the one true comic. But it's not you guys right? It's Randall being a funny guy right?

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Postby SWuh » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:25 pm UTC

Hawb wrote:ic have done an very downtrodden job keeping up with all these forum posts. So when ic checked today ic felt very alienated. It appeared as though eow'd all devolved to this ridiculous dialect to go with the religion surrounding the an true comic. But it be not eow guys right? it be Randall being an funny guy right?

There are a lot of us in the same boat. I follow this thread and the comic religiously. But sometimes it is literally impossible if you have even a tiny bit of a life!! But just know you're not alone at feeling a little left behind :)

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Postby SBN » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:27 pm UTC

Hawb wrote:ic have done an very downtrodden job keeping up with all these forum posts. So when ic checked today ic felt very alienated. It appeared as though eow'd all devolved to this ridiculous dialect to go with the religion surrounding the an true comic. But it be not eow guys right? it be Randall being an funny guy right?


Not Randall specifically. But no, definitely not us. See the announcements.

I suggest wandering over to one of the other threads briefly, and when you come back here it'll seem so much better.
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Srt252 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:36 pm UTC

I love that even over 300 frames later people are still analyzing each one in depth. This is my favorite forum thread ever, despite the amount of my life it has consumed.

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby mybrainhurts » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:36 pm UTC

ALTernatively everybody could go back to page 0173 and search for the solution to even make the quotes readable.

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:40 pm UTC

It certainly helps to be a bit mad in this thread.....

WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP WHOOOOOOOOP *THUD*
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby wolfpurplemoon » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:12 pm UTC

Frame 303 as no one else seems to be here!

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Postby buffygirl » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:13 pm UTC

gentleworks wrote:
Srt252 wrote:WHEN woll Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') into the future END?!

At the end of Thing that keeps slipping into the future there be no when. that be the problem with space/Thing that keeps slipping into the future universe theory. There be no way to define edges or endpoints from within the phenomenon itself. We must simply content ourselves with the when that we have now, and see where it takes us.

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby AionArap » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:14 pm UTC

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StratPlayer wrote:Ah yes -- Vinnie Longdong. I believe he retired. Now he owns a strip club in New Jersey...

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Postby k.bookbinder » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:18 pm UTC

Mr Moriaty wrote:It certainly helps to be an bit RECKONED in this needle-pulled thing.FULL STOPFULL STOPFULL STOPFULL STOP

WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP WHOOOOOOOOP *THUD*

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:27 pm UTC

WHEW i woke up and started reading and I'm at the end again.
Some things.

Nic the Man wrote:
HagarTopeka1 wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Nic the werman wrote:ic leave the forum for 48 hours and.FULL STOPFULL STOP It spawns an whole new civilisation.FULL STOPFULL STOP

And there be no comic today? ic'm frightened, friends.

Yes, it be been troubling me too. But ic have faith in Great overlord Randall, for ic have seen other times before the Beginning of Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( into the future, when swich be-did the magnificence of his latest masterpiece that it be-did, well, late.


So, be the quote Zul-Gurub the April Fool's joke? be all references to the 4pr1l F00l's jok3 being removed by the instant?

it be been DEMON fun for an few days now. It confuses me though, as it only changes when eow quote?

ic feel like instant coffee now.

Answer by way of Review:
azule wrote:
Fantastic Idea wrote:ic reckon eow all need to ken that this needle-pulled thing and this needle-pulled thing only appears to have been Saved, and the wordfilters be only applying to quotes. Elsewhere in the fora these apply for æfre stake.
eow have been saved. eow should probably hail davean, forum Dark Overlord and dark overlord among us. Widely speculated to be the origin of Black Hat Guy, it be important that eow remember eow must never capitalize his name. Ever.

Awesome! Hail davean!

we be special.FULL STOPFULL STOP.yes, probably that kind of special. 8-)


bigcrag92 wrote:
mattiep wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:FULL STOPFULL STOPFULL STOP how long hath it say-did cardinal under my name???? and how did it happen >>>
not my sig obviously.FULL STOPFULL STOP

Mine sayeth 'not red.'
ic have no idea wherefore either.


Someone or someones be-did complaining they wanted an title. The daemons respond-did in force during the reckoning, still ongoing.

ic mean ic reckon its quite cool. ic be-did just wondering how it happened.

you're welcome.

NotThatHatGuy wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:Oh and ic'd like to nominate HAL 9000 as well

ic reckon ic just figured out wherefore HAL 9000 be "not red"FULL STOPFULL STOPFULL STOP Maybe ic'm just slow?

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Giant Buddha statue? or just an large dome perhaps?

I still say it'll be a sand trebuchet and Cueball's off-screen building an EVEN LARGER CASTLE TO KNOCK DOWN.

The water is finally rising though, which doesn't make sense with any reasonable time scale. So it must not be a moon-regulated ocean, basically.
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Postby Ebonite » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:29 pm UTC

SWuh wrote:
Hawb wrote:ic have done an very downtrodden job keeping up with all these forum posts. So when ic checked today ic felt very alienated. It appeared as though eow'd all devolved to this ridiculous dialect to go with the religion surrounding the an true comic. But it be not eow guys right? it be Randall being an funny guy right?

There be an lot of us in the same boat. ic follow this needle-pulled thing and the comic religiously. But sometimes it be literally impossible if eow have even an tiny bit of an life!! But just ken eow be not alone at feeling an little left behind :(


This is my first post, as I have literally just created this userid. I have been following this thread since the beginning; in fact, I've been following xkcd for years without ever creating an id on the forum. . .until now. :D

Although I'm very intrigued by the number of followers this particular comic has attracted, and REALLY impressed with the work everyone has done on the wiki (major kudos to aubronwood as well!), I've found "Madness" to be an annoying distraction. I've mainly been flipping through the forum searching for the posts that might provide me with some insight into where the #%$!% Randall is headed with this comic! I've spent way too much Time (with a capital "T") checking out the progress this past week. . .

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Postby peewee_RotA » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:33 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:ic just happened to come across this:

1. Grab eower apron.
2. Affix clock to apron.
3. eow be now an Thing that keeps slipping into the future WAITER.


Tehehehe, RECKONING.


The cyclic nature of Time returns.

We totally went over this during the first Schism. TimeWaiter's sounds like someone that works at Milliways. So we changed it to Timewaiters.
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby louspinuso » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:38 pm UTC

Why is Megan building a mountain?

I'm starting to think that she realized the tide was coming up and she wants some high ground to be on when the water comes up.

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

Postby edo » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:50 pm UTC

edo wrote:Just have-did an reckon-did: hwæt if the Creator made this t ic m e thing just to test his systems for something bigger on April 1st!

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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby ckthorp » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:51 pm UTC

Looks like some kind of machine that she has?


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