1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:01 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:07 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:18 am UTC

A little music for Megan & Cueball while they . . . wait for it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:25 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:
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Latent22 wrote:You know i think we should start compiling a proper Bible.........


Compiling a proper bible: http://xkcd.com/303/ ?

But to be a little more serious; what should it be based on? How should it be made? Still some time till we reach the distance of 50-80 years 900'000 -1'400'000 newpix they had last time the Bibel was written?


Yeah well this bible could get kind of long... May be best to keep it in mostly digital only form as I don't need that much toilet paper big a book.

Was thinking the easiest method would be to just use a forum. Could even be this forum if we had a new section added (which I doubt the admins would want to give us but who knows) or else a whole new forum. It would work much the same way as this "Individual XKCD comic threads" folder works. There would be a new thread for each page with basically the same posting rule for the first post of each thread with just the IMG. Then you get people to download each png file and use Photoshop/Gimp/whatever to modify and then upload the result as an attachment to the thread. They would have to agree to license it back with creative commons non-commercial license 2.5 as well. Then others can view it and comment on what they like or propose what they would like added instead. Some people can just propose words or captions to add and then others can render out the images. The output must always be the same size png file. Might be also good for posters of images to also state their name and credit anyone who helped them so this data can be included in the final output as well.

Then one or more people have to host a copy of the original .png files on their website and then one by one replace these files with the best example of each page but use the original file name. If it is hosted in the right folder like this:
http://random.dyndns.org/comics/time/25 ... dbf965.png

Then you can re use any of the many animated gif or other websites that have been set up already to view the orginal png files to render the new version of the Bible with just the change of the the image server web address.

Also in theory if there are more than one opinion of what version should be in a bible more than one person can host it and you would then have different version of the Bible for different factions.

Also could create a script to auto generate the initial IMG thread posts which would make things simpler. First do all 530+ initial ones and then auto add the rest each newpix.

The great thing is it can start with only a few dozen custom ones and grow from there.

The eventual 'Finished' Bible could maybe be special printed and one sent to Randall...


Voting aye!

Really like the idea of sending a copy of the finished product printed on "real stuff made of wood" to almighty Randall :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:39 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:The eventual 'Finished' Bible could maybe be special printed and one sent to Randall...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bigcrag92 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:39 am UTC

I'm back from a period of enforced absence during which I travelled to the outside, told many of the wonders of time, did battle with Hat, resisted temptation, and kept up with time on my phone. I will now purify myself from the evil taint of outsideness and read the parts of the one true thread that I missed. this may take a while
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby vvn » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:40 am UTC

Jafloi wrote:Really like the idea of sending a copy of the finished product printed on "real stuff made of wood" to almighty Randall


Agreed!
Isn't this a problem that cries out for a wiki?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:51 am UTC

vvn wrote:
Jafloi wrote:Really like the idea of sending a copy of the finished product printed on "real stuff made of wood" to almighty Randall


Agreed!
Isn't this a problem that cries out for a wiki?

The wiki creation management group wiki is over there (waves his URL stick vaguely)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby manvandmaan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:52 am UTC

mscha wrote:
Latent22 wrote:The eventual 'Finished' Bible could maybe be special printed and one sent to Randall...

One page at a time.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:56 am UTC

This may at first glance seem off-topic, but it prolly isn't. I have a question about Echoes on the Meddle album by Pink Floyd.
Is there something wrong with the first note? It seems to start too late.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kazza3 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:09 am UTC

Exodies wrote:This may at first glance seem off-topic, but it prolly isn't. I have a question about Echoes on the Meddle album by Pink Floyd.
Is there something wrong with the first note? It seems to start too late.


What do you mean? Do you mean the very first note of effect-laden piano, which given that it's by itself and not entirely timed, can't really be late in any meaningful way; or where the guitar enters or where the drum enters in the intro, or where what I'd think of the song proper beginning?

Incredible song, in any case.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:12 am UTC

Wonder if they are having a staring competition to see who has to go down to fix the ladder.

mscha wrote:
Latent22 wrote:The eventual 'Finished' Bible could maybe be special printed and one sent to Randall...

One page at a time.


Sounds good. but how do we get them delivered once every hour newpix

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby seraku » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:17 am UTC

manvandmaan wrote:
mscha wrote:
Latent22 wrote:The eventual 'Finished' Bible could maybe be special printed and one sent to Randall...

One page at a time.

Agreed!

I would suggest that each page end in the middle of a critically important sentence. Just for keeping up the suspense.

Perhaps even more evil would be to omit page numbers and send the pages across multiple delivery systems (postal service, email, carrier pigeon). Then see how many split sentences could be devised that could be recombined in ambiguous ways.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:25 am UTC

Exodies wrote:
vvn wrote:
Jafloi wrote:Really like the idea of sending a copy of the finished product printed on "real stuff made of wood" to almighty Randall


Agreed!
Isn't this a problem that cries out for a wiki?

The wiki creation management group wiki is over there (waves his URL stick vaguely)


Yeah a wiki would be another great solution. Would probably want to make it a login required to edit wiki as wiki spam is a real pain.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:28 am UTC

seraku wrote:
manvandmaan wrote:
mscha wrote:
Latent22 wrote:The eventual 'Finished' Bible could maybe be special printed and one sent to Randall...

One page at a time.

Agreed!

I would suggest that each page end in the middle of a critically important sentence. Just for keeping up the suspense.

Perhaps even more evil would be to omit page numbers and send the pages across multiple delivery systems (postal service, email, carrier pigeon). Then see how many split sentences could be devised that could be recombined in ambiguous ways.


...Print each page at an individual brick, and send/deliver one per day at allmighty Randall's front door?

(It was quite effective last time I tried :D )
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby manvandmaan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:30 am UTC

And to think that way back, at the beginning of Time, there were people who thought it was an april fool's thing...
To think there were people who said that those guys were fools to assume the comic would go on until april 1st...

And yet here we are, still waiting for it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TemporaryLife » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:31 am UTC

Flotter wrote:Image


Everyone seems quite caught up about religion, and yet nobody noticed that these last few panels, with them sitting up there, have been pretty similar to the very first ones, where the only change was Megan turning her head.

I'm just saying.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby seraku » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:33 am UTC

manvandmaan wrote:And to think that way back, at the beginning of Time, there were people who thought it was an april fool's thing...
To think there were people who said that those guys were fools to assume the comic would go on until april 1st...

And yet here we are, still waiting for it.

Perhaps Randall has figured out how to manipulate time such that it is, in fact, still April 1st. Sort of like an inverted "Groundhog's Day", where in this case we only think time is moving forward.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby manvandmaan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:36 am UTC

seraku wrote:
manvandmaan wrote:And to think that way back, at the beginning of Time, there were people who thought it was an april fool's thing...
To think there were people who said that those guys were fools to assume the comic would go on until april 1st...

And yet here we are, still waiting for it.

Perhaps Randall has figured out how to manipulate time such that it is, in fact, still April 1st. Sort of like an inverted "Groundhog's Day", where in this case we only think time is moving forward.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:44 am UTC

TemporaryLife wrote:
Flotter wrote:Image


Everyone seems quite caught up about religion, and yet nobody noticed that these last few panels, with them sitting up there, have been pretty similar to the very first ones, where the only change was Megan turning her head.

I'm just saying.


Interesting thought, there is really a striking similarity... but what then with the dialogue in frame 531?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby vvn » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:45 am UTC

TemporaryLife wrote:Everyone seems quite caught up about religion, and yet nobody noticed that these last few panels, with them sitting up there, have been pretty similar to the very first ones, where the only change was Megan turning her head.


I think we are all just overwhelmed by the awesomeness of sending the bible one page at a time. Makes it much more compelling to write the bible.

seraku wrote:Perhaps Randall has figured out how to manipulate time such that it is, in fact, still April 1st. Sort of like an inverted "Groundhog's Day", where in this case we only think time is moving forward.


Perhaps it will continue until the next April 1st. (Wishful thinking...)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:59 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:
Exodies wrote:
vvn wrote:
Jafloi wrote:Really like the idea of sending a copy of the finished product printed on "real stuff made of wood" to almighty Randall

Agreed!
Isn't this a problem that cries out for a wiki?

The wiki creation management group wiki is over there (waves his URL stick vaguely)

Yeah a wiki would be another great solution. Would probably want to make it a login required to edit wiki as wiki spam is a real pain.

We already have one.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:01 am UTC

Is it possible that the box on the left side of the structure is actually a lunch-basket, and they are out for a picnic?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TemporaryLife » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:11 am UTC

Jafloi wrote:
TemporaryLife wrote:
Flotter wrote:Image


Everyone seems quite caught up about religion, and yet nobody noticed that these last few panels, with them sitting up there, have been pretty similar to the very first ones, where the only change was Megan turning her head.

I'm just saying.


Interesting thought, there is really a striking similarity... but what then with the dialogue in frame 531?


I planned on just chalking that up to the exhaustion that one might experience after building a small castle, a bit more, a bit more, a LOT more, destroying part of it, rebuilding, building more, destroying... you get the idea. I imagine they just want to relax now.

Who knows? I was mostly just observing that these minimally changing panels have them doing the same thing as the beginning. Bookending is definitely the kind of thing that Randall would do.

As a side note, I was going to ask if anyone felt gypped that we didn't get an April Fool's thing like we normally do, but then I realized that we got THIS, which is way better.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby flicky1991 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:15 am UTC

TemporaryLife wrote:As a side note, I was going to ask if anyone felt gypped that we didn't get an April Fool's thing like we normally do, but then I realized that we got THIS, which is way better.

...You didn't see the April 1st strip?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:21 am UTC

Pic from 20 outsider-minutes ago:
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Hardly any difference with the previous Frame... Time for something spectacular!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:23 am UTC

"Nothing much else happened, all the rest of that night."
(Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Chapter 31)

...though of course I'm a little vague on the meaning of this "night" he mentions.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:25 am UTC

They can't lift the ladder because the bottom is trapped in the sand, and the top is trapped between the post and the plank. They will have to lift the ladder end of the plank to free the ladder, or one of them descend the ladder and dig out the bottom.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:32 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:"Nothing much else happened, all the rest of that night."
(Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Chapter 31)

...though of course I'm a little vague on the meaning of this "night" he mentions.

And then, it happened again.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:37 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:48 am UTC

buffygirl wrote:Thank The Randall, I have caught up with the scrolls of The One True Comic. I fell behind for many manly TimeFrames, and am, for the moment, caught up.

Unfortunately (I'm pretty sure it's unfortunate), I have around 6-10 Quote responses I've saved (didn't post'em 'till I'd finished), and now am trying to decide: reallllly long multi-quote response, or just pace myself. *sigh*


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:50 am UTC

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Neil_Boekend wrote:Please do not make me a member of the Western Paradox Church. I have just had a visit from the future and I told me I never became one.


Membership is automatically granted in such cases. (Un)Welcome to the Church!


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:50 am UTC

htom wrote:They can't lift the ladder because the bottom is trapped in the sand, and the top is trapped between the post and the plank. They will have to lift the ladder end of the plank to free the ladder, or one of them descend the ladder and dig out the bottom.

They still have the ropes they used for hoisting the planck, maybe they could use these to liberate the ladder.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:53 am UTC

mscha wrote:
Latent22 wrote:
Exodies wrote:
vvn wrote:
Jafloi wrote:Really like the idea of sending a copy of the finished product printed on "real stuff made of wood" to almighty Randall

Agreed!
Isn't this a problem that cries out for a wiki?

The wiki creation management group wiki is over there (waves his URL stick vaguely)

Yeah a wiki would be another great solution. Would probably want to make it a login required to edit wiki as wiki spam is a real pain.

We already have one.

Good to know :)
probably want to make sure it's ok with whoever set it up to add 536 new pages to it in one go before we start using it though ;)

Would be best to make one wiki page for newpix 1 first and lay out the basic rules and structure of the page. Then get a script to automate the duplication of this 'template' for all newpix. Then get someone to schedule that for new ones as well.

How do we use each wiki page?

some quick ideas:
The original image at the top with some fixed instructions
A section below to post new rendered pages
A section for ideas to add
You could use the Talk page for discussion or have it on the page somewhere
Could have a section for quotes and links to this forum for posts just after that newpix happend. Good to capture the mood and ideas from that time.

In fact it would be interesting to do the first draft with just snippets of forum quotes the newpix created and then add to this later.

Also have to decide if the output is just going to be a modified version of the original png in its same size. We could have that only or we could have another section which we fill in with text comments, quotes and writings. This could be designed to take up the same area as the png so that the eventual Bible is made up of the modified png on the top half and the extra text down the bottom half to make it a proper book aspect ratio. If someone had the wiki skills maybe this layout could even be the top portion of each wiki page with a border around it. Then the top section of the wiki page IS the output with the sections below just extra ideas and discussion. A bot could then auto scrape this data into a finished book easily.

Anway just Ideas. It's midnight here so I gota coma.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:53 am UTC

New theory: Very short bungee jumps (or fairly painful ones, perhaps).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:55 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AionArap » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:56 am UTC

edo wrote:
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edo wrote:You must provide a paradox to be worthy, however, no one can deem your paradox' worthiness*. Bribes work only on the uncorrupt members of the Apostate, so bribes will not work on me (PM me your bitcoins). If you just want to join, I can shun you as an unbeliever. Shun! Shun! SHUNNNNNNNN! you are now Transcedental Imaginator of the Western Paradox Church.

* the apostrophe police can stick it.


Oh, so you want a paradox? Here's one:

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.


More of a catch-22, or a single deterministic outcome no?


Well, Bart Simpson says it's a paradox, and he's a genius. (Season 1, Episode 2 - Bart the genius)
I was hoping at least someone would get the reference, but I guess most people remember that episode for the big, dumb, balding North American ape with no chin (and a short temper). Oh well :P
StratPlayer wrote:Ah yes -- Vinnie Longdong. I believe he retired. Now he owns a strip club in New Jersey...

BA-DA-BING!!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:00 pm UTC

Captain Obvious to the rescue!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:01 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
Wnderer wrote:
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The dimensions are easier to understand once you realize Randall keeps Megan and Cueball in an ant farm.


Nice! So does that mean the "sand" is actually just a mix of soil and ant feces? Interesting theory...


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