1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jdc » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:38 pm UTC

I think there will be a dinosaur. I have tried to draw a picture of this dinosaur so that you can see what I am imagining. I must apologise in advance for my lack of skill with ms paint.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:42 pm UTC

jdc wrote:I think there will be a dinosaur. I have tried to draw a picture of this dinosaur so that you can see what I am imagining. I must apologise in advance for my lack of skill with ms paint.


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Best picture ever!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:43 pm UTC

jdc wrote:I think there will be a dinosaur. I have tried to draw a picture of this dinosaur so that you can see what I am imagining. I must apologise in advance for my lack of skill with ms paint.


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We've got the next pablo picasso right here, folks.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:45 pm UTC

udscbt wrote:
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Caswallon wrote:Has anyone else noticed the complete and total lack of wind? The flags have not moved one pixel since being erected.

I actually think that those are plastic flags.

Maybe they're eighth notes, and M&C are now building staves.

There's never really been much for ripples or waves on the water, either. A few frames with a one-pixel difference, IIRC. So the air must be pretty still.

If the water (assuming it's water even if we shouldn't) is a small enough lake it's normal it looks almost still (if the wind is not TOO strong). We know that there's a sea, but we don't know where it is (just as we don't know where the river is). Obviously, if that is a small enough lake the rising is not caused by the tide... well, actually it could if Megan and Cueball are actually much smaller than humans, but it's probably caused by other factors.

I don't know what science magic you're using but I did make that point before.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:49 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
jdc wrote:I think there will be a dinosaur. I have tried to draw a picture of this dinosaur so that you can see what I am imagining. I must apologise in advance for my lack of skill with ms paint.


Spoiler:
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We've got the next pablo picasso right here, folks.

Do a portrait of cueball!


Stunning just stunning. Perhaps you could be persuaded to do the Mural on the ceiling of the timewaiter chapel?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:51 pm UTC

Mr Moriaty wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
jdc wrote:I think there will be a dinosaur. I have tried to draw a picture of this dinosaur so that you can see what I am imagining. I must apologise in advance for my lack of skill with ms paint.


Spoiler:
Trex1.JPG


We've got the next pablo picasso right here, folks.

Do a portrait of cueball!


Stunning just stunning. Perhaps you could be persuaded to do the Mural on the ceiling of the timewaiter chapel?


Chapel? Surely you meant to say Castle?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ebonite » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:59 pm UTC

I also thought about them being in a giant hourglass quite some time ago. . .I first reached this conclusion when they went for a "swim" and she immediately came out spitting something out. Despite all of the suggestions what that substance might be :) I thought it might simply be more sand. That would make sense if they were in an hourglass and that was all there was in there with them.

I gave up on that theory, though, when they started walking off and coming back with trebuchets, flags, poles, etc.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:59 pm UTC

descor wrote:
Mr Moriaty wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
jdc wrote:I think there will be a dinosaur. I have tried to draw a picture of this dinosaur so that you can see what I am imagining. I must apologise in advance for my lack of skill with ms paint.


Spoiler:
Trex1.JPG


We've got the next pablo picasso right here, folks.

Do a portrait of cueball!


Stunning just stunning. Perhaps you could be persuaded to do the Mural on the ceiling of the timewaiter chapel?


Chapel? Surely you meant to say Castle?


Both, I meant the chapel within the castle. :p
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby udscbt » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

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Coma time! And she picked up the white box.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:01 pm UTC

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There is one problem with this: 3 points is sufficient to define a parabola if it is assumed to have a given orientation, as in y = ax^2 + bx + c. If your x-y coordinate system is also arbitrarily placed within space, you need a 4th point to completely constrain the parabola, as you can have infinite parabolas passing through 3 points, each "pointing" in a different direction. Now, assuming that gravity works here as it does in the Outside, then we have a method of orienting our coordinate system, but some here may argue that this is one too many assumptions.


All perfectly true, but I think it's a safe assumption that up is up. (There was a projectile that went straight up and came straight back down, for example.)

It could be possible that we are not looking perpendicular to the plane of the parabola. (The projectiles are partially coming toward us or partially going away from us.) It turns out that this orientation cancels out.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jdc » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:02 pm UTC

Here is Cueball sitting on a train. Cueball has been engrossed in a forum thread on the internet and lost track of his time and where he is. The train guard is telling Cueball "Gee willikers! This is the end of the line! You have to get off the train! All the other passengers have already departed the train! Why are you still here?!"

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PS: the guard looks a bit funny, as if his head is in the wrong place. He is actually looking downwards slightly so his neck is craned a little. His body is actually normal.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jdc » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:04 pm UTC

Here is Cueball discovering the Scroll Trench Mystery Object. It has been speculated that the mystery object may be a giant fossilised human penis (male). This is why Cueball has gasped and clapped his hands to his mouth in amazement.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:05 pm UTC

jdc wrote:Here is Cueball sitting on a train. Cueball has been engrossed in a forum thread on the internet and lost track of his time and where he is. The train guard is telling Cueball "Gee willikers! This is the end of the line! You have to get off the train! All the other passengers have already departed the train! Why are you still here?!"

Spoiler:
Cueball and the train guard.JPG


PS: the guard looks a bit funny, as if his head is in the wrong place. He is actually looking downwards slightly so his neck is craned a little. His body is actually normal.


You really should stop posting these masterpieces on the thread - makes it much more difficult to sell them for the trillions they are clearly worth!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jdc » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:07 pm UTC

descor wrote:
jdc wrote:Here is Cueball sitting on a train. Cueball has been engrossed in a forum thread on the internet and lost track of his time and where he is. The train guard is telling Cueball "Gee willikers! This is the end of the line! You have to get off the train! All the other passengers have already departed the train! Why are you still here?!"

Spoiler:
Cueball and the train guard.JPG


PS: the guard looks a bit funny, as if his head is in the wrong place. He is actually looking downwards slightly so his neck is craned a little. His body is actually normal.


You really should stop posting these masterpieces on the thread - makes it much more difficult to sell them for the trillions they are clearly worth!

Thank you for the sage advice. I will guard them more carefully from now on. Jealously, in fact.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:08 pm UTC

We may have our first Saint... (or do you have to die before you can become a saint?, I'm not sure)

I am so in awe i must coma.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby histrion » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:08 pm UTC

Mikeski wrote:Hourglasses don't usually contain water, tides, trebuchets, poles, or rope.

(Or people, who would likely not survive the first turning of said hourglass).


People usually have faces.

I suspect an examination of the length and breadth of xkcd would turn up a lot of unrealistic moments. (Depending on how you define "a lot.") :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby gorn » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:09 pm UTC

histrion wrote:Maybe they're actually in a giant hourglass. (Has anyone else suggested that yet?)

Oooh......

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby macraw83 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:11 pm UTC

descor wrote:
jdc wrote:Here is Cueball sitting on a train. Cueball has been engrossed in a forum thread on the internet and lost track of his time and where he is. The train guard is telling Cueball "Gee willikers! This is the end of the line! You have to get off the train! All the other passengers have already departed the train! Why are you still here?!"

Spoiler:
Cueball and the train guard.JPG


PS: the guard looks a bit funny, as if his head is in the wrong place. He is actually looking downwards slightly so his neck is craned a little. His body is actually normal.


You really should stop posting these masterpieces on the thread - makes it much more difficult to sell them for the trillions they are clearly worth!


Trillions of what? Dollars? Pesos? Grains of Sand? Air molecules?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:22 pm UTC

histrion wrote:
Mikeski wrote:Hourglasses don't usually contain water, tides, trebuchets, poles, or rope.

(Or people, who would likely not survive the first turning of said hourglass).


People usually have faces.

I suspect an examination of the length and breadth of xkcd would turn up a lot of unrealistic moments. (Depending on how you define "a lot.") :)


Unrealistic? The One True Comic is absolute, it is usually reality that is inaccurate.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jdc » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
histrion wrote:
Mikeski wrote:Hourglasses don't usually contain water, tides, trebuchets, poles, or rope.

(Or people, who would likely not survive the first turning of said hourglass).


People usually have faces.

I suspect an examination of the length and breadth of xkcd would turn up a lot of unrealistic moments. (Depending on how you define "a lot.") :)


Unrealistic? The One True Comic is absolute, it is usually reality that is inaccurate.

I keep trying to tell people that but they won't listen.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:37 pm UTC

jdc wrote:I think there will be a dinosaur. I have tried to draw a picture of this dinosaur so that you can see what I am imagining. I must apologise in advance for my lack of skill with ms paint.


Spoiler:
Trex1.JPG


Okay, I just about lost my shit LOLing on this one.

Bravo, sir.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:52 pm UTC

Holy shit, jdc, I'm over here cracking up with tears in my eyes. Perfect set-up and spike in delivery.

Also, "fossilized human penis (male)" almost made me shart. Best parenthetical ever.

Actually, I think I did shart, brb
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby PhoenixRising » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:53 pm UTC

histrion wrote:
Eutychus wrote:This is beginning to look like the setup for a trapeze act.


That's what she said.


FTFY.


macraw83 wrote:
descor wrote:
jdc wrote:Here is Cueball sitting on a train. Cueball has been engrossed in a forum thread on the internet and lost track of his time and where he is. The train guard is telling Cueball "Gee willikers! This is the end of the line! You have to get off the train! All the other passengers have already departed the train! Why are you still here?!"

Spoiler:
Cueball and the train guard.JPG


PS: the guard looks a bit funny, as if his head is in the wrong place. He is actually looking downwards slightly so his neck is craned a little. His body is actually normal.


You really should stop posting these masterpieces on the thread - makes it much more difficult to sell them for the trillions they are clearly worth!


Trillions of what? Dollars? Pesos? Grains of Sand? Air molecules?


I propose that sand grains be the currency of Time. After all, they're both fitting for the sand theme and far more able than most other things to withstand the test of Time.

Also +1 for the masterpieces. I have never seen such amazing art, except in Time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:57 pm UTC

Wait a second, sister! Everyone just stop for a sec! I just had a brainwave...

Maybe they're really in a giant hourglass!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:01 pm UTC

cmyk wrote:Holy shit, jdc, I'm over here cracking up with tears in my eyes. Perfect set-up and spike in delivery.

Also, "fossilized human penis (male)" almost made me shart. Best parenthetical ever.

Actually, I think I did shart, brb

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:07 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
cmyk wrote:Holy shit, jdc, I'm over here cracking up with tears in my eyes. Perfect set-up and spike in delivery.

Also, "fossilized human penis (male)" almost made me shart. Best parenthetical ever.

Actually, I think I did shart, brb

You've been double posting a lot. Please try to cut down on it a little. I did it too the first few days after I joined. Just a friendly reminder.
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Wow, thanks for pointing that out HAL, I truly missed that one. I frequent another board that only has a 5 minute edit window, it's just ingrained behavior now. I've come to think of posts as "paragraphs."

Chalk it up to human error.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:10 pm UTC

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10 past the newpix. I was so sure I was going to get Ninja'd. Why is everyone so slow these days?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:11 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:14 pm UTC

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jdc wrote:I think there will be a dinosaur. I have tried to draw a picture of this dinosaur so that you can see what I am imagining. I must apologise in advance for my lack of skill with ms paint.


Spoiler:
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We've got the next pablo picasso right here, folks.

Do a portrait of cueball!


Stunning just stunning. Perhaps you could be persuaded to do the Mural on the ceiling of the timewaiter chapel?


Chapel? Surely you meant to say Castle?

We have a castle? :D
jdc wrote:Here is Cueball discovering the Scroll Trench Mystery Object. It has been speculated that the mystery object may be a giant fossilised human penis (male). This is why Cueball has gasped and clapped his hands to his mouth in amazement.

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We should put these on the wiki. I think you deserve the position of Holy Artist or something like that. If only Pope Helper were here.

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Cueball's trying to figure out what the sea's doing.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:16 pm UTC

The water level has definitely risen. Perhaps there will be some dialog about it.

(Now for something completely different) Time as an allegory for civilization - thoughts?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:27 pm UTC

Sea level rise since the second pan, many many newpix ago:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:28 pm UTC

edo wrote:The water level has definitely risen. Perhaps there will be some dialog about it.

(Now for something completely different) Time as an allegory for civilization - thoughts?

Edit: Hey did you g/uy/als know there's only 15 rulez?

I believe there already has been dialog about that. "I don't understand what the sea is doing."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:30 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:33 pm UTC

tman2nd wrote:
edo wrote:The water level has definitely risen. Perhaps there will be some dialog about it.

(Now for something completely different) Time as an allegory for civilization - thoughts?

Edit: Hey did you g/uy/als know there's only 15 rulez?

I believe there already has been dialog about that. "I don't understand what the sea is doing."


Yes, I meant that there might be some additional dialog about it, as it has risen especially much recently.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:34 pm UTC

histrion wrote:It suddenly occurs to me that Randall has set up an awful/wonderful precedent. From now on, everyone's going to be half-expecting his strips to launch into weeks-long auto-updates.

FTFY

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Wraithlord » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:36 pm UTC

jdc wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
histrion wrote:
Mikeski wrote:Hourglasses don't usually contain water, tides, trebuchets, poles, or rope.

(Or people, who would likely not survive the first turning of said hourglass).


People usually have faces.

I suspect an examination of the length and breadth of xkcd would turn up a lot of unrealistic moments. (Depending on how you define "a lot.") :)


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I keep trying to tell people that but they won't listen.

I just had to sig that ChronosDragon, too true.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:37 pm UTC

edo wrote:The water level has definitely risen. Perhaps there will be some dialog about it.

(Now for something completely different) Time as an allegory for civilization - thoughts?

Being denizens of Plank Space, they experience time at its slowest possible measure: Planck Time. A second for us seem an eternity to them, being on the very precipice of oblivion; whatever lies beyond the singularity where time not only stops, it becomes meaningless.

They build sandcastles from the quanta of energy that resides in every Planck Unit. They can only move about in quantum leaps, the idea of a continuum being completely alien to their intellects, as their movement was to Zeno.

They sense there's more to reality than they can see or touch, reaching out into the anti-quanta they borrow their energy from to build, and must eventually pay for it with entropy, their only currency.

And yet, like us, they really like trebuchets.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby histrion » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:37 pm UTC

Here's a question I'm pondering: I'm sure Randall has the entire sequence of images planned, but do you think he's got them all already drawn? I'd lean towards yes, but then I've never tried to draw a strip on a regular basis.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:38 pm UTC

Caswallon wrote:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:42 pm UTC

histrion wrote:Here's a question I'm pondering: I'm sure Randall has the entire sequence of images planned, but do you think he's got them all already drawn? I'd lean towards yes, but then I've never tried to draw a strip on a regular basis.


My guess is he has it all planned, but is producing as many frames as he can on some schedule. Probably had the first 100 or so done, moved on to something else, returns to complete more, and so on.

Perhaps the reason for the 30 min. to an hour between newpix updates is he's running a bit behind schedule?
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