1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:21 pm UTC

Quest progress: 355 out of 393 pages.
The Next Level. NP 704.

Signposts passed:
295 out of 354 pages
305 out of 355 pages

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BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 305 out of 355 pages.
The Observation/Observed Platform. NP 560.
BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 223 out of 303 pages.
The Architect Age. NP 342.
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BlitzGirl wrote:Alas, I came to this thread hundreds of newpix after the Beginning of Time. As penitence for my lateness and as a demonstration of my devotion I have set out on a quest to read every page of the One True Thread, like the noble Beidah long before me.

Quest progress: 77 out of 223 pages.
The Populated Period of Expansion. NP 156.

I send forth this message now in the fervent hope that I shall encounter it again on my journey, tangled in the thread of Time.

All congratulations to BlitzGirl, for reading another 146 pages and reaching this point. Success on the remaining pages.

At last! I have spotted the initial signpost I left for myself, when I first began my travels. And an encouraging message from Foarm, for which I am grateful. There are still many newpages to go, looming ahead like strange structures on the sand. But now I have passed the first marker. Henceforth, I follow my own breadcrumbs forward into the future, though they were left by myself in the past. The thread of Time is a strange and wonderful place, my friends. I would say that Time has no meaning here, were not the exact opposite true.

Onward!

At last! I have spotted the signpost that spotted the initial signpost I left for myself when first I began my travels. Which means all signposts I hereafter encounter shall be 2 layers deep. Wish me luck, compatriots in Time!

At last! I have spotted the signpost that spotted the signpost that spotted the initial signpost I left for myself when first I began my travels. Which means all signposts I hereafter encounter shall be 3 layers deep. And my current travels constitute a fourth layer of signposts, though I have abandoned direct signpost-quotes (for the most part).

As Megan and Cueball use their bukkit-system to deliver new construction material to the Next Level of the Sandcastle, the thread of Time meanders along. More brief panic, it seems, when the fora were inaccessible (the horror!) and I also squelched through some rot13. Apparently someone tried to make me part of the Temporal Illuminati, but I believe reading it ALL lends me some kind of exempt-status when it comes to translation traps (I have no choice but to translate, after all). Plus I have the Whistle of Temporal Harmony right now, so I don't think it's technically possible to be at temporal secret-war with myself.

Awesome sigcouragement from XonqNopp:
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Some pastposts I perused:
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Eternal Density wrote:Hi BlitzGirl! I just discovered that my first post in the thead only barely preceded yours, and your latest progress update followed very soon after this news. I find it amusing that your posts are recursing as you catch up to your own posts, like unto the manner of the <material>castles. So I figured I should say 'hi' and 'hang in there!' :D
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Okay, I'm saying right here in this signpost that I'm accepting this title in the hope that I can give it up when I read this signpost in the thread. If not before! *adds title to list*

KarMann wrote:
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KarMann wrote:Well, BlitzGirl is experiencing a bit of a title wave.

You can say that again! *dutifully adds more titles*

Well, BlitzGirl is experiencing a bit of a title wave.

You can say that again! I'm still getting them!

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BlitzGirl wrote:And away I go into the future!


I think that should be 'And away I go, forward into the past!'

Keep going Blitz girl, you're definitely catching up!

And away I go, forward into your past, which is my future!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:28 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:34 pm UTC

Shoot, I coulda been pope if only this was several NewPages ago...

Buffyirl, I haven't asked before because I didn't think I had done anything hat-worthy. But soon I'll have reached my 100th post, and I was wondering if that was sufficient to receive a hat. (As your millinery schedule allows, of course.) Since I'm getting beads and saying "Woooo!," then something in a Mardi Gras vein might be appropriate,b ut I would gratefully accept whatever Your Hatliness chooses to bestow.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:35 pm UTC

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You know, this could be a cryptic message from Lord Randall about the future of the OTC ...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:38 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:As Megan and Cueball use their bukkit-system to deliver new construction material to the Next Level of the Sandcastle, the thread of Time meanders along. More brief panic, it seems, when the fora were inaccessible (the horror!) and I also squelched through some rot13. Apparently someone tried to make me part of the Temporal Illuminati, but I believe reading it ALL lends me some kind of exempt-status when it comes to translation traps (I have no choice but to translate, after all). Plus I have the Whistle of Temporal Harmony right now, so I don't think it's technically possible to be at temporal secret-war with myself.
Haha! Little does she know, at least at the moment, that she has already joined the Temporal Illuminati (who don't exist) by accepting the title of "Red Spiders Eyes"!

Plus, the Temporal Illuminati (if they existed) are actually content to watch time go by and aren't really at war with anyone. (Plus at this point I'm sure most of the Temporal Knights are members(Although, not really because it doesn't exist(really, it doesn't(Promise)))).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:42 pm UTC

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Latent22 wrote:BlitzGirl!!!!! I have a hat for you. If you wear it your future will be most awesome!
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But...
I LIKE MY HAT.

Don't you mean, you like BHG's hat?

cmyk wrote:I predict some more dialog in the next Newpix or three.

OK, ChronosDragon, time to give up your prognostication award; it's cmyk's turn with it now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SWO Crash » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:58 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:
cmyk wrote:I predict some more dialog in the next Newpix or three.

OK, ChronosDragon, time to give up your prognostication award; it's cmyk's turn with it now.


cymk? or Kieryn?

Kieryn wrote:Called it.
Kieryn wrote:Ok yep. They're totally about to say some confusing stuff about water levels, seas, rivers and the average rainfall in Peru.


Maybe a College of Multi-Theistic Prognostic Cardinals?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:00 pm UTC

Ploinoninong!
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The sea is bigGreat!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flado » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:01 pm UTC

SBN wrote: (Everyone has those, right? Right?)

I cannot list favourite words, but I do like some words much more than others, almost independent of the language. Then there's the words I hate, the embarrassing words, and so on. Pretty normal, I suppose ;-)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:04 pm UTC

Jafloi wrote:Ploinoninong!
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"It can do whatever it wants. It's the sea."

Does that mean the sea has gained sentience?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby speising » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:04 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:
Added: Oh damn, am I going to have to go re-read 42 What-Ifs now? But I need coma! :?


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:08 pm UTC

SWO Crash wrote:
KarMann wrote:
cmyk wrote:I predict some more dialog in the next Newpix or three.

OK, ChronosDragon, time to give up your prognostication award; it's cmyk's turn with it now.


cymk? or Kieryn?

Kieryn wrote:Called it.
Kieryn wrote:Ok yep. They're totally about to say some confusing stuff about water levels, seas, rivers and the average rainfall in Peru.


Maybe a College of Multi-Theistic Prognostic Cardinals?
I will also note, that I prophesized that the far-right bridge would befall some disaster other than the water rising, before Megan started demolishing it :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby 42isall » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:09 pm UTC

I was moved to make this for whatever reason. I feel it is the logical response.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

SBN wrote:You're quite welcome. Happens to be one of my personal favorite words. (Everyone has those, right? Right?)

Penultimate (sounds like better than ultimate, but it's actually one less),
bifurcate (sounds like 2-fork),
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redolent (sounds bad but it's good),
prescient (sounds like precious),
etc (et cetera, et cetera, et cetera).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

SWO Crash wrote:
KarMann wrote:
cmyk wrote:I predict some more dialog in the next Newpix or three.

OK, ChronosDragon, time to give up your prognostication award; it's cmyk's turn with it now.

cymk? or Kieryn?

Kieryn wrote:Called it.
Kieryn wrote:Ok yep. They're totally about to say some confusing stuff about water levels, seas, rivers and the average rainfall in Peru.

Maybe a College of Multi-Theistic Prognostic Cardinals?

cmyk beat Kieryn by two NewPices, I believe. Although I wouldn't object to some form of group award.
Added: And it just happened to be that "three" that he mentioned, even if as a disjunctive alternative. Bonus points for that.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

speising wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Added: Oh damn, am I going to have to go re-read 42 What-Ifs now? But I need coma! :?


since *some* browsers don't allow natively viewing alt-texts, i have just written a bookmarklet to reveal them:

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just insert that code into a bookmark and select for displaying all image titles on a page.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SWO Crash » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

Caswallon wrote:
SWO Crash wrote:Maybe a College of Multi-Theistic Prognostic Cardinals?
I will also note, that I prophesized that the far-right bridge would befall some disaster other than the water rising, before Megan started demolishing it :)

Thus making the CMTPC a more viable option! :D

KarMann wrote:cmyk beat Kieryn by two NewPices, I believe. Although I wouldn't object to some form of group award.

I'm not a Cardinal or anything (just a lowly observer of Time); am I allowed to nominate this?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:17 pm UTC

Jafloi wrote:
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Ploinoninong!
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The sea is bigGreat!


This feels even more like a commentary on this thread and his creative work. The river, which is small (edit: comparatively), is his capacity to produce creative work, and the sea, which is big and can do whatever it wants, is this thread. Not sure where that puts cueball and megan.

I still think it could be about the inevitability of universal heat death though :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:18 pm UTC

Believe it or not, I do believe that even at this late date, I've come up with a new theory for what substance constitutes the sea to the right.

It's clearly the blood from the scantron operator in #499.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:25 pm UTC

Watching videos at 2.6x speed sure does save a lot of time... more time for waiting! yay!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:29 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
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Hmmm... "To order another Moebius strip, see instructions on other side" ?

Several years ago I actually bought a sliced Klein bottle and labelled the inside and outside with two Möbius strips (each of which had 'inside' written on one side and 'outside' written on one side.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby benjaminswill » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:34 pm UTC

Just wanted to pop in to say this is my favorite at the moment - "It can do whatever it wants. It's the sea," fantastic.

Wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:39 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:Shoot, I coulda been pope if only this was several NewPages ago...

Buffyirl, I haven't asked before because I didn't think I had done anything hat-worthy. But soon I'll have reached my 100th post, and I was wondering if that was sufficient to receive a hat. (As your millinery schedule allows, of course.) Since I'm getting beads and saying "Woooo!," then something in a Mardi Gras vein might be appropriate,b ut I would gratefully accept whatever Your Hatliness chooses to bestow.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:40 pm UTC

Anyone here play guitar, that would also be a helpful contribution to my little project for the evening. I could always steal re-purpose something from youtube, but that would make me feel guilty. Of course the other option is doing without, but so far it's been like a happy little artistic mathematical nerd(?) commune around here, so I thought I'd ask.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:43 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:49 pm UTC

42isall wrote:I was moved to make this for whatever reason. I feel it is the logical response.
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Love this!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:56 pm UTC

jovialbard wrote:
Jafloi wrote:
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Ploinoninong!
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The sea is bigGreat!


This feels even more like a commentary on this thread and his creative work. The river, which is small (edit: comparatively), is his capacity to produce creative work, and the sea, which is big and can do whatever it wants, is this thread. Not sure where that puts cueball and megan.

I still think it could be about the inevitability of universal heat death though :wink:


Might actually make sense...? And Megan and Cueball is just...there? Between the river and the sea? in a way? Maybe?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:00 pm UTC

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lmjb1964 wrote:Shoot, I coulda been pope if only this was several NewPages ago...

Buffyirl, I haven't asked before because I didn't think I had done anything hat-worthy. But soon I'll have reached my 100th post, and I was wondering if that was sufficient to receive a hat. (As your millinery schedule allows, of course.) Since I'm getting beads and saying "Woooo!," then something in a Mardi Gras vein might be appropriate,b ut I would gratefully accept whatever Your Hatliness chooses to bestow.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:00 pm UTC

BINTURONGgggg...
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Edit: A reason for everything? They wish... (Well, maybe in their universe.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby EraObserver » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:14 pm UTC

Huh. They don't know about the tide. ... That may have been obvious a while ago, but I think it is sure now.
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Unless of course the seminatedcoffeecancerbabies sea demands a sacrifice to stop the apocalypse of the known world...


Imagine how excited they will be when they see the sea going down.

EDIT: Blitzgirl, hurry! The future is in disarray!!!

Here, take these! *Gives Blitzgirl Shoes of the High Timewalker, gives +200 to waiting*

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:17 pm UTC

"Reason for everything". Okay, come on! Isn't it obvious by now that the water rise, or maybe everything in the entire comic is linked to itself or perhaps some external process, probably also to this thread???

There have been hints of this throughout, and it's totally Randall's style... It's just a matter of Time before someone, somewhere figures out the code.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:28 pm UTC

...And while you are discussing serious matters: happy st. Georges day! Be prepared! ...to wait for it!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:32 pm UTC

jovialbard wrote:Anyone here play guitar, that would also be a helpful contribution to my little project for the evening. I could always steal re-purpose something from youtube, but that would make me feel guilty. Of course the other option is doing without, but so far it's been like a happy little artistic mathematical nerd(?) commune around here, so I thought I'd ask.

This belongs as a separate thread. Almost all of use here are new and thus not too familiar with the forum rules, but they're worth reading. Just a friendly reminder, we all make mistakes.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rmsgrey » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:33 pm UTC

"A reason for everything"? They must be scientists!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:33 pm UTC

Our Litany expands.

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The Litany of The Waits:
Leader: Later!
People: Bye!
Leader: Wanna swim?
People: Yeah!
Leader: Pffthh
People: *cough*
Leader: You ok?
People: Just got some in my mouth.
Leader: Any idea where the river is now?
People: Still pretty far out. It's actually retreated a little this week.
Leader: I don't understand what the sea is doing.
(All observe a meditative silence)
Leader: I don't think we can build it much taller than this.
People: It's been fun, though!
(The leader makes a sipping sound)
Leader: Pfffth Pthuh! Yuck.
People: I've had worse.
Leader: Guess one of us should climb down.
People: Yeah.
Leader: The sea is rising.
People: Yeah.
Leader: Sea level rises and falls, right? It's changed before.
People: Not this fast.
Leader: The river hasn't even reached the sea yet.
People: The river is small. The sea is big.
Leader: How big?
People: I don’t know.
(Several beats of silence are observed.)
Leader: Does it Rain on the Sea?
People: I don't know; if it does it seems like a waste.
Leader: It rains in the hills where the river comes from, right?
People: Sure.
Leader: Are there other rivers?
People: I don't know.
Leader: There must be other rivers.
People: Otherwise the sea would dry up.
Leader: Maybe it's coming out of the ground.
People: Does that happen?
Leader: I don't know.
(Another moment of silent reflection.)
Leader: I don't know how the sea works.
People: I don't know how anything works.
Leader: I don't think it's going to stop.
People: The sea can't just make more of itself forever.
Leader: It can do whatever it wants. It's the sea.
(Contemplation of this revelation)
Leader: There must be a reason. There's a reason for everything.
People: Yeah.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby vvn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:33 pm UTC

tman2nd wrote:
vvn wrote:Didn't say you did. (I assume you meant user distribution, not bombing.) It is just my opinion. I figure that is better data than we will get by (not many) people posting their location. That's all. It was meant as a kudo.

What I meant was I didn't say what you quoted me saying.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:46 pm UTC

tman2nd wrote:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:50 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
jovialbard wrote:Anyone here play guitar, that would also be a helpful contribution to my little project for the evening. I could always steal re-purpose something from youtube, but that would make me feel guilty. Of course the other option is doing without, but so far it's been like a happy little artistic mathematical nerd(?) commune around here, so I thought I'd ask.

This belongs as a separate thread. Almost all of use here are new and thus not too familiar with the forum rules, but they're worth reading. Just a friendly reminder, we all make mistakes.
I was double-posting for a while until I read through the rules (it's not too long of a list). It was, of course, only attributable to human error.


Well, his project is recording some of Blitzgirl's songs, as I understand it, so wouldn't that be on-topic?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:50 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
jovialbard wrote:Anyone here play guitar, that would also be a helpful contribution to my little project for the evening. I could always steal re-purpose something from youtube, but that would make me feel guilty. Of course the other option is doing without, but so far it's been like a happy little artistic mathematical nerd(?) commune around here, so I thought I'd ask.

This belongs as a separate thread. Almost all of use here are new and thus not too familiar with the forum rules, but they're worth reading. Just a friendly reminder, we all make mistakes.
I was double-posting for a while until I read through the rules (it's not too long of a list). It was, of course, only attributable to human error.


Well, his project is recording some of Blitzgirl's songs, as I understand it, so wouldn't that be on-topic?

Had hoped for a more exciting 100th post but--100 posts! Woo-hoo!

Oh, I didn't know what his project was, must have missed an earlier post.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:57 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Oh, I didn't know what his project was, must have missed an earlier post.


No problem, though I've actually moved on from that idea to writing my own song, since Blitzgirl's are from her own perspective, and that would be weird, but sorry for the confusion! Now let's see about that... I hope it turns out ok, I don't exactly have a sound studio over here...
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