Wow... I have finally caught up after my many Newpix away and I dare say it was laborious. This needle-pulled-thingy continues to forge on and left me far behind in Time during my temporary stay Outside. Fortunately for me (and BlitzGirl, of course!) during the period for which I was away, very little of our plot seemed to unfold1
and consequently, the volume of posts was substantially smaller than what I expected2
, allowing for me to catch up before my next coma. miraculously
Anyway, I really don't want to bother going through and quoting everything, but this has been interesting (and quite humorous at times) to read. Definitely a great way to keep up on the Times in instances of not having been there my/your/oneself! Great to hear from BlitzGirl (she's almost reached my first post!) and I love the compromises with the bot posting and of course all the funny references, images (particularly Oprah, the Millennium Falcon, and Cueball vs the wall) and overall path of... "conversation". Since I'm obviously in the in the position of authority to say such things after a whopping 123 posts
, I will say:
"Job well done here guys/als. You've really outdone yourselves while I was away. Keep up the good work and you might really go places! ... Not that we really want to be anywhere else. So... Do what you want? Maybe! Its been working so far! So, um..Yeah. .... Now, uh... get back to work! Or something."1 based on the quantifiable4 activity taking place on a per-Newpix basis. There are no implications thus far that the most recent Newpix are not revealing events much more important to the overall plot than previously seen. That is to say, the amount of activity between each Newpix may not be balanced on an internal time standard, but perhaps a weighted standard based off of importance to the overall events of the OTC as a whole, as Randall intends it be interpreted. In such a case, one would expect the remaining TimeFrames to detail more events centered more on the "3rd level" creations than we have seen on the levels below.
2 what I would have predicted in the present past after knowing what I do in the past future. I never really had expectations to start with other than being "very much behind"
3 13 I believe if you count this one! Wooo! Lucky 13!
4 based on direct correlations to the time and effort required to complete any given task in "Outside". It is possible that Newpixia does not adhere to physical limitations of Outside space-time.[disputed]
EDIT: I meant to include this little tidbit of information: I've often wanted to get a custom license plate with an xkcd comic number or something like XKCD 915... but as of several Newpix ago, I've changed my mind. When I get custom plates, they will read: WAIT4IT. And then all who see me will know what Its about. I figure its the closest I can get to "Time: Wait for it." yanno? Yup, just thought I'd mention that.
Still blitzing away and will be for some time.
Current Location: NP 1432
NP from Present: 891
Current Progress: 61.6%