1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:04 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:04 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
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And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:12 pm UTC

After careful consideration, I must proclaim herewith that I am not, and have never been, a Sandmason.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:14 pm UTC

tman2nd wrote:
Spoiler:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
spamjam wrote:[img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/814c02bb674cf79bfe5140fc56b7e3e2bc429547d8b254a6ae9382e0869975e9
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Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Elmach » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:17 pm UTC

He decrenelated nothing. Nothing was decrenelated. What was thought to be a decrenelated wall was a pile of semëncancërcoffeëbabië behind the semëncancërcoffeëbabië wall, as revealed last nüpiks.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:19 pm UTC

tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AionArap » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:25 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:After careful consideration, I must proclaim herewith that I am not, and have never been, a Sandmason.

What, are you hallucinating again?


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:28 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.

That would be an interesting test of our faith.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:29 pm UTC

Proposed insignia for the Knights Temporal.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:32 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.


Interesting thought....

I would be happy with an End-of-Time that loops or one with a specific punchline, determined by Lord Randall. I just hope it doesn't degrade in comic entropy or simply fizzle out. That would be hard not to have the resolution. It would be like
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:35 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Proposed insignia for the Knights Temporal.
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Excellent! I vote aye!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby olcaddy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:40 pm UTC

boozledorf wrote:Apologies for the double-post
The far left edge of the sand has a tiny, tiny slope upwards (present in both this one and the previous frame). I think this means that there's more to the sand castle than we see.


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Also where is the missing vertical feature from the mini scene? I printed out this whole forum post and handed it out to a village. None of them found reference to this missing feature.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:45 pm UTC

olcaddy wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Apologies for the double-post
The far left edge of the sand has a tiny, tiny slope upwards (present in both this one and the previous frame). I think this means that there's more to the sand castle than we see.


Image

Also where is the missing vertical feature from the mini scene? I printed out this whole forum post and handed it out to a village. None of them found reference to this missing feature.

The original trebuchet, which has since been moved.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby PhoenixRising » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:46 pm UTC

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Interesting thought....

I would be happy with an End-of-Time that loops or one with a specific punchline, determined by Lord Randall. I just hope it doesn't degrade in comic entropy or simply fizzle out. That would be hard not to have the resolution. It would be like


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:49 pm UTC

olcaddy wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Apologies for the double-post
The far left edge of the sand has a tiny, tiny slope upwards (present in both this one and the previous frame). I think this means that there's more to the sand castle than we see.


Spoiler:
Image


Also where is the missing vertical feature from the mini scene? I printed out this whole forum post and handed it out to a village. None of them found reference to this missing feature.


I believe that's the mini-trebuchet.

Edited to fix tag nesting.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:55 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Proposed insignia for the Knights Temporal.
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Excellent! I vote aye!

And I second that aye!
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What is real?

Postby Davidy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:04 pm UTC

Why has no one come up with a reasonable explanation of how the platform/boards/ballisters/railings/bucket/sand/cueball/who-knows-what-else are so securely balanced on four linearly placed vertical posts without falling over? If there weren't apparent movement behind the castles (has it been determined whether the platform is behind the castles, or in front of them?), the balancing act would lend credence to the theory that this is flat world. On the other hand, if it was flat world, various things like Cueball, Megan, the boards and the ladder wouldn't be seen as different from the front and side views; they would only have one view. And a flat trebuchet wouldn't work. OK, so it's 3-D and the actors here have a sense of balance worthy of the best Ringlling Brothers act. But, notice the ladder; when the platform was first being built, Cueball placed the ladder edge-on to us. In that position, they were unable to reach it from atop the platform. It has been repositioned now flat to us and leaning on the same pole as before. In this position, the top of the ladder is actually further from the edge of the platform than it was before, yet the platform is now somehow accessible? I think we're left with the only conclusion - none of this is real. It's just a made up comic world with no reality. Oh sure, there are those of you who will profess that the Lord works in mysterious ways. That may be but even mysterious ways have some grounding in logic, physics and reality.

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Re: What is real?

Postby HAL9000 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:06 pm UTC

Davidy wrote:Why has no one come up with a reasonable explanation of how the platform/boards/ballisters/railings/bucket/sand/cueball/who-knows-what-else are so securely balanced on four linearly placed vertical posts without falling over? If there weren't apparent movement behind the castles (has it been determined whether the platform is behind the castles, or in front of them?), the balancing act would lend credence to the theory that this is flat world. On the other hand, if it was flat world, various things like Cueball, Megan, the boards and the ladder wouldn't be seen as different from the front and side views; they would only have one view. And a flat trebuchet wouldn't work. OK, so it's 3-D and the actors here have a sense of balance worthy of the best Ringlling Brothers act. But, notice the ladder; when the platform was first being built, Cueball placed the ladder edge-on to us. In that position, they were unable to reach it from atop the platform. It has been repositioned now flat to us and leaning on the same pole as before. In this position, the top of the ladder is actually further from the edge of the platform than it was before, yet the platform is now somehow accessible? I think we're left with the only conclusion - none of this is real. It's just a made up comic world with no reality. Oh sure, there are those of you who will profess that the Lord works in mysterious ways. That may be but even mysterious ways have some grounding in logic, physics and reality.

Meh!

Notice how Cueball and Megan don't have horizontally aligned feet. their feet are downward-pointing spikes, and they carried out this balancing act by stabbing their feet into the poles/planks.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:11 pm UTC

Since Cueball is going to be piling sand on the edges for the next 36 newpix (Outside time: the weekend)... I think I might actually venture out there.

Wish me luck.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:12 pm UTC

Looks like no one else has gotten around to it yet . . .
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eliram » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:15 pm UTC

tman2nd wrote:
SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.

That would be an interesting test of our faith.

I think it's a very interesting idea. Let's say, a loop, going on forever, only the DIALOGUES change each cycle.
I think it can be a cool game to try and replace the dialogues in past and future frames with alternative dialogues.
On the other hand, people got themselves stoned for less radical ideas (using real stones, not by smoking stuff).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:22 pm UTC

I see where this period is going...

Can someone — anyone — please get Cueball a front loader?!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:26 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby chem1190c » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:28 pm UTC

Eliram wrote:
Spoiler:
tman2nd wrote:
SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.

That would be an interesting test of our faith.

I think it's a very interesting idea. Let's say, a loop, going on forever, only the DIALOGUES change each cycle.
I think it can be a cool game to try and replace the dialogues in past and future frames with alternative dialogues.
On the other hand, people got themselves stoned for less radical ideas (using real stones, not by smoking stuff).


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Shepherdess » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:35 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
SBN wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
spamjam wrote:Image


Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
[/size]


And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.


Interesting thought....

I would be happy with an End-of-Time that loops or one with a specific punchline, determined by Lord Randall. I just hope it doesn't degrade in comic entropy or simply fizzle out. That would be hard not to have the resolution. It would be like


But since when does life ever have a satisfactory resolution?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eliram » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:48 pm UTC

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Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in order to protect it from the rising tide of Time.

I had still been leaning towards the loopist school, thinking that the rising liquid-to-be-determined would wash everything away and then recede. Afterwards, M & C would come down from their platform, dis-assemble it, and then have a sit down on the once-again empty beach (return to TimeFrame 1).
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And it will all start over?


Loopists predict that the One True Comic will recycle back to its starting point in some way, creating an Endless Loop.

Others believe it will end at some finite, specific, NewPix, perhaps with the long-awaited punchline.

Still others believe that it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern.

Finally, there are those who predict an End of Time with no specific payoff, either through some form of comic entropy, termination of servers, or the loss of Lord Randall in some fashion.

No one knows for sure. All we can do is Wait for it.

I want it to continue forever, but I think it might end with a punch line. Mostly I don't think it will loop, but it might.


What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.

That would be an interesting test of our faith.

I think it's a very interesting idea. Let's say, a loop, going on forever, only the DIALOGUES change each cycle.
I think it can be a cool game to try and replace the dialogues in past and future frames with alternative dialogues.
On the other hand, people got themselves stoned for less radical ideas (using real stones, not by smoking stuff).


As the old saying goes, "Don't throw things at The Stones since Mick Jagger lives in a glass house with no curtains". Unless I'm misremembering that one :wink:

If you live in a sandastles, don't throw buckets with holes in them on walls with poles, or moles will eat your soles and souls like trolls. (I'd keep going, but my English is not that great)
It's about time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:51 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:Since Cueball is going to be piling sand on the edges for the next 36 newpix (Outside time: the weekend)... I think I might actually venture out there.

Wish me luck.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Shepherdess » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:57 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
Valarya wrote:Since Cueball is going to be piling sand on the edges for the next 36 newpix (Outside time: the weekend)... I think I might actually venture out there.

Wish me luck.

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Re: What is real?

Postby elementropy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:58 pm UTC

Davidy wrote:Why has no one come up with a reasonable explanation of how the platform/boards/ballisters/railings/bucket/sand/cueball/who-knows-what-else are so securely balanced on four linearly placed vertical posts without falling over? If there weren't apparent movement behind the castles (has it been determined whether the platform is behind the castles, or in front of them?), the balancing act would lend credence to the theory that this is flat world. On the other hand, if it was flat world, various things like Cueball, Megan, the boards and the ladder wouldn't be seen as different from the front and side views; they would only have one view. And a flat trebuchet wouldn't work. OK, so it's 3-D and the actors here have a sense of balance worthy of the best Ringlling Brothers act. But, notice the ladder; when the platform was first being built, Cueball placed the ladder edge-on to us. In that position, they were unable to reach it from atop the platform. It has been repositioned now flat to us and leaning on the same pole as before. In this position, the top of the ladder is actually further from the edge of the platform than it was before, yet the platform is now somehow accessible? I think we're left with the only conclusion - none of this is real. It's just a made up comic world with no reality. Oh sure, there are those of you who will profess that the Lord works in mysterious ways. That may be but even mysterious ways have some grounding in logic, physics and reality.

Meh!


What if there are eight poles? As our view seems to be rather lacking in depth-perception, might there be two poles every place we observe only one; one of the pair in front and one behind? The funny triangle things on either end may simply be what the railing we "see" looks like in profile. And, assuming that the lines intersecting cueball are indeed a railing in front of him, there may be one behind him as well.

Just because you can't see it, it doesn't mean it's not there.
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Postby mscha » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:58 pm UTC

Davidy wrote:Why has no one come up with a reasonable explanation of how the platform/boards/ballisters/railings/bucket/sand/cueball/who-knows-what-else are so securely balanced on four linearly placed vertical posts without falling over? If there weren't apparent movement behind the castles (has it been determined whether the platform is behind the castles, or in front of them?), the balancing act would lend credence to the theory that this is flat world. On the other hand, if it was flat world, various things like Cueball, Megan, the boards and the ladder wouldn't be seen as different from the front and side views; they would only have one view. And a flat trebuchet wouldn't work. OK, so it's 3-D and the actors here have a sense of balance worthy of the best Ringlling Brothers act. But, notice the ladder; when the platform was first being built, Cueball placed the ladder edge-on to us. In that position, they were unable to reach it from atop the platform. It has been repositioned now flat to us and leaning on the same pole as before. In this position, the top of the ladder is actually further from the edge of the platform than it was before, yet the platform is now somehow accessible? I think we're left with the only conclusion - none of this is real. It's just a made up comic world with no reality. Oh sure, there are those of you who will profess that the Lord works in mysterious ways. That may be but even mysterious ways have some grounding in logic, physics and reality.

Meh!


It's not 2D, or 3D, but 2½D. Ant farm physics. (There's only about a meter or so in the “z” dimension, so not enough room for the platform to fall.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

Eliram wrote:I think it's a very interesting idea. Let's say, a loop, going on forever, only the DIALOGUES change each cycle.
I think it can be a cool game to try and replace the dialogues in past and future frames with alternative dialogues.
On the other hand, people got themselves stoned for less radical ideas (using real stones, not by smoking stuff).

Actually I've just started such a stoning worthy project http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/Book_of_Time_Page_1
But unfortunately I need many more people who are not afraid of stones to help full it in. I don't think I have the Time to write a 594+ page book on my own

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:04 pm UTC

Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby elementropy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:12 pm UTC

buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

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Wear it well.


My God...it's full of stars...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:19 pm UTC

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buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

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Wear it well.


By Randall of the One True Comic ...it's full of stars...

FTFY

Erm ... well, I think those are actually vines/leaves but ..... Wait, no, yes! OF COURSE they are stars!!! What on earth was I thinking!??!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:20 pm UTC

elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

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My God...it's full of stars...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:59 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Roia » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:03 pm UTC

A scary thought: what if the comic loops around to what looks like the first few panels... But a few 'pix down the line something different happens? It means we'll have to carry on Waiting, even after the loop, just to be sure...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:06 pm UTC

Roia wrote:A scary thought: what if the comic loops around to what looks like the first few panels... But a few 'pix down the line something different happens? It means we'll have to carry on Waiting, even after the loop, just to be sure...

You mean, like this:
SBN wrote:What if it loops, but at some point diverges from the loop? Sort of a variation on continuing endlessly, except if that's a possibility then we must wait forever, even if it appears to loop.
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