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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SinusPi » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:53 am UTC

In line with speculations about the newcomer's identity... Caffeinebabiescancerseaman, anyone?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:58 am UTC

Getting a Calvin and Hobbes hug made my week, maybe even my month.*

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RobIrr wrote:<gulp> All that love just a few posts back seems to have evaporated..

I was assuming the extra image posts was just a hiccup in posting.

spamjam, I write very little because almost always nobody responds. But I still read, and eventually they do.


Yeah, wth? Do NOT make me come over there. I will turn this thread around if you all don't start behaving!

spamjam, there's a lot of stuff posted. People can't respond to everything. I've posted stuff that no one's responded to. Sometimes people respond many newpix later. And I've seen stuff that I never responded to, 'cuz I forgot or whatever.

mscha, the reason for delaying the bot was not so that people had to ONG and respond to every newpix, but so they could at least have the chance to post a GONG if they wanted to. And I nobody told you what to post. Several people just voiced their frustration that they bot was affecting what they could post.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:59 am UTC

SinusPi wrote:In line with speculations about the newcomer's identity... Caffeinebabiescancerseaman, anyone?


Best so far! And just 0.05 longpix till next!:P

[Edit:] Eating some future cake from some post down... ...mmhm...Tasty! :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby manvandmaan » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:00 am UTC

I'm actually excited right now!
Congratz BlitzGirl BlitzRandir!
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Re: 1190: "Time" Seems BlitzGirl did not read all titles...

Postby XonqNopp » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:00 am UTC

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manvandmaan wrote:I'm actually excited right now!

I'm actually a Ninja right now! :mrgreen:

EDIT2: Double Ninja!!!!!! 8-)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby RobIrr » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:00 am UTC

BLING
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Ninja'd.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SinusPi » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:01 am UTC

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Meh, just a kid.

EDIT: Double meh: ALMOST made it first with the newpix :(

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby manvandmaan » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:02 am UTC

It's a little French girl?

Or... No... It couldn't be! :o It's BlitzGirl!

WELCOME TO THE OTC!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:03 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby XonqNopp » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:03 am UTC

SinusPi wrote:Meh, just a kid.


Yeah, so what now? The kid will start messing it all up, and the adults will make him pay using their trebuchets? :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:03 am UTC

XonqNopp wrote:
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Looks like a girl with a white beret. It's BlitzGirl!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:04 am UTC

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I need to add my thanks for the delay as well. So, thank you, mscha!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:05 am UTC

Of course!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby RobIrr » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:09 am UTC

higgs-boson wrote:xkcd_characters++


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I'm surprised it's taken this long for them to attract any attention, as it happens. I know if I started building a castle of this size, complete with a second level suspended above, I'd have more than a few bystanders hanging around, no matter how deserted the beach... It can't be too far from civilisation, given the ready availability of building supplies!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:09 am UTC

ggh wrote:Is there anything more terrifying than a kid if you've just made a sand castle?


A dog with a frisbee?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:10 am UTC

SBN wrote:
ggh wrote:Is there anything more terrifying than a kid if you've just made a sand castle?

A dog with a frisbee?

A hailstorm?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:11 am UTC

mscha wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:
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Looks like a girl with a white beret. Not BlitzGirl, it seems.


Maybe Megan's is dreaming and remembering being a little beret-wearing girl? And now she's here, seeing what -with Time - her older self will make...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:13 am UTC

ggh wrote:Is there anything more terrifying than a kid if you've just made a sand castle?

Depends on the intentions.
The last n* sand castles I built where build as targets for The Little Hand's Deconstruction Powers.
Tower lifetime something about 10 seconds. 20, if decoys are placed.

You do not raise children, anymore. You entertain them.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby XonqNopp » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:13 am UTC

mscha wrote:
SBN wrote:
ggh wrote:Is there anything more terrifying than a kid if you've just made a sand castle?

A dog with a frisbee?

A hailstorm?


Nah, all of these are not terrifying... http://xkcd.com/883/
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:13 am UTC

Kazza3 wrote:
Caswallon wrote:The only thing we need now, is for Blitzgirl to show up in the comic, and then everything would be complete!


Oh my... Welcome, Blitzgirl!


I would like to formally welcome BlitzGirl into the OTC!!!!

To welcome you here I've baked a cake (well actually I just stole it)
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Here have some. *Latent22 hands BlitzGirl some cake*

I hope you appreciate all the work we had to go though. Blackmailing Randall into adding you in wasn't easy. By the way Randall your puppy is in a box on the corner of 5th and madison.


manvandmaan wrote:It's a little French girl?

Or... No... It couldn't be! :o It's BlitzGirl!

WELCOME TO THE OTC!


Just in case it is just a french girl and not BlitzGirl I name her LaPetite!

Edit: sorry missed the e.
Edit2: her fathers last name is Mort by the way but she has taken her mothers name instead and this must never be mentioned again!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:16 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:
manvandmaan wrote:It's a little French girl?


I name her LaPetit!

LaPetite, then.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eutychus » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:17 am UTC

KarMann wrote:I'd almost think it's white beret guy, but he's usually depicted without hair. So, let the wild speculation continue! (while I catch up yet again)

Sorry, I meant White Beret Guy.

Maybe this should be White Beret Girl?

Or if LaPetit is preferred, get it right and have LaPetite as Higgs-Boson has crossposted.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby RobIrr » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:18 am UTC

Munches on cake... Yummy! Thanks, BlitzGirl..


higgs-boson wrote:
ggh wrote:Is there anything more terrifying than a kid if you've just made a sand castle?

Depends on the intentions.
The last n* sand castles I built where build as targets for The Little Hand's Deconstruction Powers.
Tower lifetime something about 10 seconds. 20, if decoys are placed.

You do not raise children, anymore. You entertain them.


* 10 < n < 100



Quite ... I don't even get chance to finish building before my own little one destroys them again... The trouble is, I'd feel embarrassed playing on a beach engineering sand structures without them around as an excuse to do so.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:21 am UTC

Maybe Beret Guy grew his hair out. Or, if this character is shorter, maybe Beret Guy took pixels from his legs and made them into hair.

And while we're on the subject, I don't see why we don't call 'Cueball' Rob by default, considering he looks just like him, and we assume the character that looks just like Megan is Megan.

Edit: Hang on! Yeah, you're right, it's BlitzGirl! How come I didn't see the similarity before? She's travelled in time and now she's travelled into another dimension(ality?) Better get out my party noisemaker thingy! *phwooooooooooob*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:23 am UTC

RobIrr wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:
ggh wrote:Is there anything more terrifying than a kid if you've just made a sand castle?

Depends on the intentions.
The last n* sand castles I built where build as targets for The Little Hand's Deconstruction Powers.
Tower lifetime something about 10 seconds. 20, if decoys are placed.

You do not raise children, anymore. You entertain them.


* 10 < n < 100



Quite ... I don't even get chance to finish building before my own little one destroys them again... The trouble is, I'd feel embarrassed playing on a beach engineering sand structures without them around as an excuse to do so.


This is good to know. Mine is seven months and I'll enjoy waiting for that. :)

Edit: isn't a hundred of us online at this time a bit high? I guess not, when the word got out that BlitzGirl had made her appearance!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:25 am UTC

ggh wrote:
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RobIrr wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:
ggh wrote:Is there anything more terrifying than a kid if you've just made a sand castle?

Depends on the intentions.
The last n* sand castles I built where build as targets for The Little Hand's Deconstruction Powers.
Tower lifetime something about 10 seconds. 20, if decoys are placed.

You do not raise children, anymore. You entertain them.


* 10 < n < 100



Quite ... I don't even get chance to finish building before my own little one destroys them again... The trouble is, I'd feel embarrassed playing on a beach engineering sand structures without them around as an excuse to do so.
This is good to know. Mine is seven months and I'll enjoy waiting for that. :)


Start with cups, then bricks (LEGO Primo or sth. like that). It's less messy, but much noisier ==> More fun.

And I'd suggest to stick to Petite (dropping the article).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:31 am UTC

Angelastic wrote:And while we're on the subject, I don't see why we don't call 'Cueball' Rob by default, considering he looks just like him, and we assume the character that looks just like Megan is Megan.

Good question. Is there any reason to assume Cueball and Rob aren't the same character, whose name just isn't mentioned in most xkcd episodes?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:31 am UTC

higgs-boson wrote:
Latent22 wrote:
manvandmaan wrote:It's a little French girl?


I name her LaPetit!

LaPetite, then.

Well, there's no brim to her hat, so she's certainly not Madeline.

It's been a long while since I last read the entire archive, but am I correct that LaPetite is not just a new character for Time, but new for all of xkcd?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:32 am UTC

higgs-boson wrote:Start with cups, then bricks (LEGO Primo or sth. like that). It's less messy, but much noisier ==> More fun.


Cups! I bet we could do that now - Thanks!
Gonna go coma after this epic party for BlitzGirl - tomorrow: cups!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby RobIrr » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:32 am UTC

mscha wrote:
Angelastic wrote:And while we're on the subject, I don't see why we don't call 'Cueball' Rob by default, considering he looks just like him, and we assume the character that looks just like Megan is Megan.

Good question. Is there any reason to assume Cueball and Rob aren't the same character, whose name just isn't mentioned in most xkcd episodes?


This Cueball might be Rob, but not all can be. 1089 has two cueballs..
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:37 am UTC

ggh wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:Start with cups, then bricks (LEGO Primo or sth. like that). It's less messy, but much noisier ==> More fun.


Cups! I bet we could do that now - Thanks!
Gonna go coma - tomorrow: cups!

e.g. http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Years-S ... 00005C5H4/ - go :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:50 am UTC

The appearance of la Petite, for me, is an indication of the level of maturity that this thread has reached. If she had appeared at the beginning of day five instead of week five, the forum posts would have been all, "OMGGWTFBBQ!!1! It's the End of Time! Randall's pregnant! Cue the raptors/tsunamis/BHG!"

But after four solid weeks of (apparently) only two characters, a third character walks into frame and everybody's going, "Hey, cool. A kid. Let's give her a name."

It can't be that we're all just that jaded--we'd have quit coming here if we were. So I can only view our calm acceptance of la Petite as a sign of growing maturity. (Naturally, this post will provoke a variety of hysterical outbursts. Sigh...)

I must wonder, however, about the sheer number of naps that Megan is taking. When my wife was pregnant, her MTBN dropped noticeably.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:54 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:[...] When my wife was pregnant, her MTBN dropped noticeably.

But climbing at things larger than a small (AND STABLE!) chair was not recommended, anymore.
I'd say, pregnancy it not entirely out of question, but not probable.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby XonqNopp » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:03 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:I must wonder, however, about the sheer number of naps that Megan is taking.

We don't know that she's napping any more than Cueball (Rob?), there's a good chance he's been sleeping the whole time he's been off-screen.
Also, we don't really have a grip on Inside time. On the one hand, it hasn't been dark, and the tide has only gone up, which suggests that it's been only one day (or in fact at most 6 hours), but on the other hand, there's no way they can have built all of this within a single day.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:05 pm UTC

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Hmpf. Back to not much happening. :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:06 pm UTC

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jjjdavidson wrote:[...] When my wife was pregnant, her MTBN dropped noticeably.

But climbing at things larger than a small (AND STABLE!) chair was not recommended, anymore.
I'd say, pregnancy it not entirely out of question, but not probable.

Needing to nap can be a first sign of pregnancy, so the not climbing memo may not yet have been issued. Not sure the pregnant brain can construct anything that complicated though.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby XonqNopp » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:08 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:I must wonder, however, about the sheer number of naps that Megan is taking.

We don't know that she's napping any more than Cueball (Rob?), there's a good chance he's been sleeping the whole time he's been off-screen.
Also, we don't really have a grip on Inside time. On the one hand, it hasn't been dark, and the tide has only gone up, which suggests that it's been only one day (or in fact at most 6 hours), but on the other hand, there's no way they can have built all of this within a single day.

Yeah, but they mentionned that the sea rose higher than ever... And they never slept... Really, we do not know how much of their Time is passing by when we are experiencing only one Newpix...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby iisjreg » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:15 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:The appearance of la Petite, for me, is an indication of the level of maturity that this thread has reached. If she had appeared at the beginning of day five instead of week five, the forum posts would have been all, "OMGGWTFBBQ!!1! It's the End of Time! Randall's pregnant! Cue the raptors/tsunamis/BHG!"

But after four solid weeks of (apparently) only two characters, a third character walks into frame and everybody's going, "Hey, cool. A kid. Let's give her a name."

It can't be that we're all just that jaded--we'd have quit coming here if we were. So I can only view our calm acceptance of la Petite as a sign of growing maturity. (Naturally, this post will provoke a variety of hysterical outbursts. Sigh...)

I must wonder, however, about the sheer number of naps that Megan is taking. When my wife was pregnant, her MTBN dropped noticeably.


After being away for what seems like utter MEGApix (50ish), I agree with this. This has seriously taken on a life of its own much more than I ever expected. I do honestly see this going on for months and months. I revel in the fact that if it ever ends, it could not be experienced in the same way again. GIFs could be shown in the TATE, but it wouldn't be the same. Not unless you had all fora pages printed out next to the GIF monitor and could only skip to the next frame once it appeared in the pages. Even then, it wouldn't have the madness and speculation.

I also imagine a gallery exhibition of all the top-voted newpix with massive writing across the walls, "SEMENCAFFIENATEDCANCERBABIES".
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby manvandmaan » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:17 pm UTC

"Cueball" has had several names, especially if you go way back! He's been James Bond and even Mr. Munroe! There are even more, but I can't be bothered do not have the Time to look them up.

So isn't it better and less complicated to keep Cueball for now?

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Or... No... It couldn't be! :o It's BlitzGirl!

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Just in case it is just a french girl and not BlitzGirl I name her LaPetite!

Edit: sorry missed the e.
Edit2: something that must not be mentioned!

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