1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:38 pm UTC

chem1190c wrote:
Spoiler:
Wait a second!

I think there's actually hidden information in the pre-fade colorspace "glitch"

Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 5.18.46 PM_01.png


Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 5.18.46 PM_02.png


Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 5.18.46 PM_03.png


So what exactly is that supposed to be? The figure I've labeled with the red question mark is on the far lefthand side and clearly above the level of the rising tide, so it's obviously not debris from the collapsing castle.. so what (or who?) is that supposed to be??
Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 5.18.46 PM_03 copy.png


edit: ooh, it's La Petite isn't it.. and I think she's dragging something towards the castle


Yeah that is the real frame we got. there are 3 frames of LaPetite entering in before it goes all white. One with just her hat entering. Then that one of her dragging something. Then her dragging a cart with objects on it. Then all white

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby woods » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:40 pm UTC

Current walking frames stitched together. Alas, I must be gone for about 14 NewPix, and I will be unable to update it between now and then. WHEN I GET BACK though, prepare for some major updating.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:40 pm UTC

chem1190c wrote:Wait a second, those two frames are using the same pseudo-RGB colorspace as the last two pre-fade frames:
Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 5.30.58 PM.png


That's got to be the difference, the original frames were strictly grayscale.. the revised frames are using some sort of malformed (and or possibly incorrectly defined) RGB colorspace. Something's going on here.

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Eliram wrote:
chem1190c wrote:Wait a second!

Spoiler:
I think there's actually hidden information in the pre-fade colorspace "glitch"

Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 5.18.46 PM_01.png


Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 5.18.46 PM_02.png



Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 5.18.46 PM_03.png


So what exactly is that supposed to be? The figure I've labeled with the red question mark is on the far lefthand side and clearly above the level of the rising tide, so it's obviously not debris from the collapsing castle.. so what (or who?) is that supposed to be??
Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 5.18.46 PM_03 copy.png


edit: ooh, it's La Petite isn't it.. and I think she's dragging something towards the castle

Yes. These frames were posted before the end of the white-tide. Look back at the forum for the clean version.
EDIT: P.S. I believe these images seem corrupted in other sites because, due to the fact that there were compressed in a different format (with only 16 colors instead of 256).


Ah.. page 446 contains a photoshopped version (with added shark). But the original frames are showing up as corrupted now.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby udscbt » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:41 pm UTC

Time to coma for me, I hope I will honour y'all with my presence soon (well, not too soon, tomorrow I have a school trip).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby juliancolton » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:41 pm UTC

squonk wrote:I don't think that Randall would go through this much trouble and not create a proper story with a proper ending.

Yeah, and I don't think we're done with the castle either. I have full confidence all the eras and eons will be tied into a comprehensive storyline before the end of Time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby chem1190c » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:43 pm UTC

When I try and open the revised frames in Photoshop I get this error message:

Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 5.40.21 PM.png
CS5



If I click accept and then save it out again, I get this:

download/file.php?mode=view&id=36022

There's definitely something going on here. :!:

edit: or not

ah... just opened them in chrome and that's how the original looks too. Never mind then. Still not sure what's up with the color profile though
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dgbrt » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:46 pm UTC

woods wrote:Current walking frames stitched together. Alas, I must be gone for about 14 NewPix, and I will be unable to update it between now and then. WHEN I GET BACK though, prepare for some major updating.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:50 pm UTC

woods wrote:Current walking frames stitched together. Alas, I must be gone for about 14 NewPix, and I will be unable to update it between now and then. WHEN I GET BACK though, prepare for some major updating.
Current.jpg

Was attempting to do this as well, using the average spacing between frames 2-4 of walking, and 5&6 to determine their average rate of travel (about 255.6 pixels per newpix) Although, the last one seems to be farther along (at least 389pix).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:51 pm UTC

higgs-boson wrote:<snip>

If The Great Timelord will loop, I stolepropose an intro as follows:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:55 pm UTC

moody7277 wrote:...and we're walking...and we're walking...and we're walking...

I remember back when that episode of Stargate SG1 was set in the future, but now it's the past.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:58 pm UTC

I'm back! Holy shit a lot happened while I was gone! First off, very late to the party, but HEY BLITZGIRL :D I know she's off to coma after her hard sprint here, but she'll probably see it when she gets back.
Second, YAY THE COMIC DIDN'T END! I was scared for a while! But now I'm curious what LaPetite is up to...

Too many newpages to do a comawalltext, but the new developments with Cuegan heading off on a trek are exciting! Maybe they're off to the mountains to see where the River1 comes from, or maybe to another coast to see the sea23! Maybe they're going to a marine geologist (that's a real thing, right?) about the sea level! WHO KNOWS! :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:58 pm UTC

chem1190c wrote:Wait a second, those two frames are using the same pseudo-RGB colorspace as the last two pre-fade frames:
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That's got to be the difference, the original frames were strictly grayscale.. the revised frames are using some sort of malformed (and or possibly incorrectly defined) RGB colorspace. Something's going on here.

I have absolutely no idea why those two images are corrupted when you look at them. For me, that post looks fine in all browsers I tried. (FF, Chrome, IE10 on Windows, Chrome on Linux.) Any image viewer/editor I throw at 'em works fine too.
But in any case, it's not the OTC frames that use an RGB colormap, but my generated diff images. (8-bit colormap, to be precise.)
Those are perfectly normal PNG files, though, so I have no idea why your browser (which one, which OS?) chokes on them.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SPACKlick » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

It's a little bit funny this hill that we climb
It’s not one of those with sand that slides
I don't have much knowledge but boy if I did
I'd build sandcastles where we both could live
If I was a waiter, but then again, no
Or a girl who makes trebuchets and watches them throw
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
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Lyrical ongs for every’one

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And you can tell everybody that was your ong
the fade was quite scary but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that we left the beach
How wonderful time is with each newpic we see

I sat on the beach and tasted the sea
was chased down by blitzgirl and she caught up with me
and the sun hid what la petite’s dragging along
and made people like you think megball was gone

no excuse for forgetting cause here’s what you do
You see the book of aubron brings history to you
Anyway the thing is what’s on my mind
Is will we get to the river in Time

And you can tell everybody that was your ong
the fade was quite scary but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind we no longer sit
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:01 pm UTC

Cueball's looking at us!!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:02 pm UTC

Ooooh Cueball stopped! Now I must drive to 'work'.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:04 pm UTC

SPACKlick wrote:<snip/>
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Same frame position as last, Megan moved about 280 pixels.

And I predict text in the next 2 frames! :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby chem1190c » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:04 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
chem1190c wrote:Wait a second, those two frames are using the same pseudo-RGB colorspace as the last two pre-fade frames:
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That's got to be the difference, the original frames were strictly grayscale.. the revised frames are using some sort of malformed (and or possibly incorrectly defined) RGB colorspace. Something's going on here.

I have absolutely no idea why those two images are corrupted when you look at them. For me, that post looks fine in all browsers I tried. (FF, Chrome, IE10 on Windows, Chrome on Linux.)
But in any case, it's not the OTC frames that use an RGB colormap, but my generated diff images. (8-bit colormap, to be precise.)
Those are perfectly normal PNG files, though, so I have no idea why your browser (which one, which OS?) chokes on them.


Yes. I realized most of that after I posted.. hence the post edit. To answer your questions, they only display incorrectly on Safari 5.1.8 on OSX 10.6.8

But, for whatever reason Adobe Photoshop CS5 is still insisting that the ICC profile is invalid.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:07 pm UTC

Another song :D

I might make a page on the wiki for a list of original songs about the OTC, with lyrics. Might encourage someone to sing them :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:09 pm UTC

chem1190c wrote:Yes. I realized most of that after I posted.. hence the post edit. To answer your questions, they only display incorrectly on Safari 5.1.8 on OSX 10.6.8

Hmm, Safari 5.1.7. on Windoze (the last one Apple made) is fine.

chem1190c wrote:But, for whatever reason Adobe Photoshop CS5 is still insisting that the ICC profile is invalid.

Can't help you with that, IMO all Adobe software is expensive cr*pware...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dgbrt » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:11 pm UTC

Spoiler:
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WOW, now I did miss your post by 1/119042 seconds

I thought they walking for many newpix more, but there is some new action...

And whoever is posting the NewPix here, it is just Important that it is DONE.

Edit: Will Cueball talk to us?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby chem1190c » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:12 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Can't help you with that, IMO all Adobe software is expensive cr*pware...


Or in my case student discounted cr*pware :lol:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Copernicium112 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:13 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:Ooooh Cueball stopped! Now I must drive to 'work'.


Caswallon wrote: And I predict text in the next 2 frames! :wink:


Some form of breaking the fourth wall through recognizing the viewer would stay true to Lord Randall's disposition toward self reference. Or perhaps Cueball is looking at something within the Timespace? That could throw off the linear/2D orientation.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:13 pm UTC

chem1190c wrote:edit2
And on the second point, the originals were entirely grayscale.. whereas the (now glitchy) pre-fade frames seem to use some sort of malformed RGB. Same for the two oldpics that were recently re-uploaded.

Hmm, doesn't look like this changed. The images I downloaded at BONG time and the images I downloaded about an hour ago have the exact same characteristics:
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xkcd_time_20130429_0000.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0100.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0200.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0300.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0400.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0500.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0600.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0700.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0800.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0900.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1000.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1100.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1200.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 4-bit colormap, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1300.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 4-bit colormap, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1400.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 2-bit colormap, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1500.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1600.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1700.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1800.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1900.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_2000.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_2100.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_2200.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced

That is, the last three fade-newpix are, and always were, colormapped, and all other images are, and always were, grayscale.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby silent_death » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:14 pm UTC

silent_death wrote:
silent_death wrote:Well, of course time (as good as) ends when I´m not around - I will have to Blitzgirl the last 50 pages (and I think Blitzgirl has arrived somwhere in them)...see you in a bit.


I have reached my signpost, I already respected Blitzgirl for her quest, but my respect has grown a hundredfold while traversing these last pages. Seeing the pages progress with every click on the next page, seeing that I will be stuck in the past for a while longer, frankly, I do not know how Blitzgirl does it.
I also have this constant need to respond to posts I come across, but not being able to, because I dwell in the past.

I witnessed the great fading, because I was also watching time unfold in the present I know that it does not last, which is a great joy to me, but from the place I write this from, the of Time still is nigh.
There was a long period of time where there was no new signpost of Blitzgirl, which made me worry, but a few pages ago, she posted again and I was glad. But, contrary to what I hoped, she did not yet reached my current present (your past), but I do hope that she will do so within my future (your past/present or eventually your future)

Also a very interesting phenomena I witnessed during the great fading was the hugely increasing number of lurkers starting to post, seeing that their time to participate was limited.

Hopefully I will reach you in the present soon, and not be stuck in the past.


Finally - done it - my very short, 60 page quest is done, it was fun but I truly respect Blitzgirl now...which brings me to the next point!

BlitzGirl wrote:*stumbles out of Time vortex*

*blinks*


Wow. So this is Present Time, huh?



...Hi, everybody! :D


Welcome Blitzgirl! Nice to meet you here in the present! I missed your welcoming party, but I hear germans are supposed to bring potato salad to parties, so here, have some!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:17 pm UTC

I think I missed a NewPage a while back. That's what I get for reading while fighting off coma.

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I've been rehearsing Britten's War Requiem all week, the mood of which fits pretty well with the mood on this thread lately. I'm playing timpani, and I have a lot of tuning changes in the piece. When this happens, I write a note at the top of the page showing which drum is tuned to whcih note, so I can keep track. At rehearsal last night, I realized I miss one, and started writing the pitches at the top of the page--F, A, D and E. Then I realized I had written FADE. It's like I'm being haunted by Time. It kinda freaked me out.

I almost asked if you were at the Sydney Con, cause we're doing the War Requiem (or at least, the orchestra, chamber orchestra and choir are, I'm in a different ensemble) this semester, but of course I then realised that they clearly wouldn't have been rehearsing on a Saturday night (as the time is here). A pretty large-scale a work, I hear, I'm looking forward to the performance.


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lmjb1964 wrote:CatHectic, thanks for the playlist! Just tried installing Spotify but it keeps crashing. I'll try again later, but I notice on the list that 4:33 has a running time of 4:38. :)


Ack, sorry! And ya, the 4:38 made me smile, but I grinned even more at the idea of including the one when it says "Single Version" in the title....

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lmjb1964 wrote:I've been rehearsing Britten's War Requiem all week, the mood of which fits pretty well with the mood on this thread lately. I'm playing timpani, and I have a lot of tuning changes in the piece. When this happens, I write a note at the top of the page showing which drum is tuned to whcih note, so I can keep track. At rehearsal last night, I realized I miss one, and started writing the pitches at the top of the page--F, A, D and E. Then I realized I had written FADE. It's like I'm being haunted by Time. It kinda freaked me out.


I'm not very familiar with Britten (yet, just starting to explore) -- is there a particular selection you think suits? (And yes, isn't it strange how Time infiltrates every corner of our lives...?)


Well, the War Requiem wasn't exactly a match for what was happening in the thread, since it's a anti-war piece. Other than the odd trebuchet, there really hasn't been any war in the OTC. It's just the fact that it's a requiem (mass for the dead), so it's very gloomy, and all about things ending. Just seemed to fit well with the dire end-of-Time warnings from the past weekend. It is an epic piece. I highly recommend it. Hm, I'll have to think about other classical pieces for the playlist.

I didn't notice that it was the "single version" of 4'33. And yet it didn't make it onto the BIllboard 100. Go figure.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby chem1190c » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:18 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
chem1190c wrote:edit2
And on the second point, the originals were entirely grayscale.. whereas the (now glitchy) pre-fade frames seem to use some sort of malformed RGB. Same for the two oldpics that were recently re-uploaded.

Hmm, doesn't look like this changed. The images I downloaded at BONG time and the images I downloaded about an hour ago have the exact same characteristics:
Spoiler:
xkcd_time_20130429_0000.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0100.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0200.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0300.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0400.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0500.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0600.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0700.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0800.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_0900.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1000.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1100.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1200.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 4-bit colormap, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1300.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 4-bit colormap, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1400.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 2-bit colormap, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1500.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1600.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1700.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1800.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_1900.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_2000.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_2100.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced
xkcd_time_20130429_2200.png: PNG image data, 553 x 395, 8-bit grayscale, non-interlaced

That is, the last three fade-newpix are, and always were, colormapped, and all other images are, and always were, grayscale.


Yes. Again, sorry. As I couldn't view the actual frames sans distortion I had mistakenly assumed the frames I had quoted were the originals.

I was more or less entirely off base with all of this..
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby squonk » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:21 pm UTC

squonk wrote:
Helper wrote:
squonk wrote:Anyone like to hazard a guess as to how many replies this topic will have one year from today? Closest guess without going over receives an autographed black pixel from this comic!

I'll say 18244.

I think the comic will go for at least a couple more centinewpix, and after that I think the discussion will slowly die down. My guess is 9337.

Looks like you grossly underestimated the passing of time.

Looks like I grossly underestimated the passing of time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Reka » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:26 pm UTC

Caswallon wrote:And I predict text in the next 2 frames!

I came here to say something to that effect, but I see I've been beaten to the punch.

Speaking of punch, though, (1) is there any left, and (2) has it been properly spiked?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:31 pm UTC

SPACKlick wrote:It's a little bit funny this hill that we climb
It’s not one of those with sand that slides
I don't have much knowledge but boy if I did
I'd build sandcastles where we both could live
If I was a waiter, but then again, no
Or a girl who makes trebuchets and watches them throw
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my ONG and this ONGs for you

<snip>

Lyrical ongs for every’one

Spoiler:
And you can tell everybody that was your ong
the fade was quite scary but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that we left the beach
How wonderful time is with each newpic we see

I sat on the beach and tasted the sea
was chased down by blitzgirl and she caught up with me
and the sun hid what la petite’s dragging along
and made people like you think megball was gone

no excuse for forgetting cause here’s what you do
You see the book of aubron brings history to you
Anyway the thing is what’s on my mind
Is will we get to the river in Time

And you can tell everybody that was your ong
the fade was quite scary but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind we no longer sit
and Megball marches on while we wait for IT


Bravo! Bravo!! This makes me want to watch Moulin Rouge. :P

patzer wrote:Another song :D

I might make a page on the wiki for a list of original songs about the OTC, with lyrics. Might encourage someone to sing them :)


Yes, please! But beware, most of those altered-lyrics are in spoiler tags.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dgbrt » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:37 pm UTC

My prediction:
The OTC will never stop until our Lord Randall is gone.

That will happen, it's just a matter of time.
But I am hoping about 119042 newpix...

Wait...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:38 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:
Rule110 wrote:It's been more decades than I care to count, and I still want to know, "What about Naomi?"


Oh. My. Randall. I have never heard anyone other than me and my siblings make that reference.


I was tempted to delurk during the earliest newpages to mention Love of Chair, which Time at the time seemed vaguely reminiscent of. Who can say how the OTT would have developed any differently, if I had?

It's the comic that asks the question, can a boy and girl from a small river near a big sea find happiness as long walkers in the short run?

As our story begins, the boy and girl are walking.
The boy stops.
The girl walks.
The girl stops!
The girl looks.
What is the girl looking at?
The girl is looking at the boy.

What is the boy looking at? Will the boy start walking again? Will the girl turn around? Will she wait for it? Will you wait for it? And... what about LaPetite?

For the answer to these and other questions...

Spoiler:
Have you no sense of decency, Sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?
...tune in next newpix for Love of Time!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:39 pm UTC

dgbrt wrote:My prediction:
The OTC will never stop until our Lord Randall is gone.

That will happen, it's just a matter of time.
But I am hoping about 119042 newpix...

Wait...

I believe it can go far further than that.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:40 pm UTC

Reka wrote:
Caswallon wrote:And I predict text in the next 2 frames!

I came here to say something to that effect, but I see I've been beaten to the punch.

Speaking of punch, though, (1) is there any left, and (2) has it been properly spiked?


There was some in the second pot of coffee; but that was earlier and it's rather gone by now. But I can do the punch (on account of the overwhelming demand)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dgbrt » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:51 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
dgbrt wrote:My prediction:
The OTC will never stop until our Lord Randall is gone.

That will happen, it's just a matter of time.
But I am hoping about 119042 newpix...

Wait...

I believe it can go far further than that.


Oh, then we do need something smaller than this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_length

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:51 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Okay, the black and white songs were tackled by people much brighter than I, but I found a song I liked that still fits the theme, I think. :)
Spoiler:
Both Sides, Now
(with utmost respect for Joni Mitchell)

Poles in holes set everywhere
Lift tall Sandcastles in the air
And Megan shaking off her hair
I've looked at Time that way
But now away the Duo runs
Leaving us puzzled, every one
So much construction left undone
And yet they didn't stay

I've looked at Time from both sides now,
The black and white, and still somehow
Each newpix still leaves me in thrall
I really don't know Time at all

Toons, typhoons, and graphed ideals
The dizzy wandering makes you reel
As into Present Time you steal
I've looked at posts that way
But now I'm part of the whole show
Not just a pilgrim Now, you know
Into the future I must go
Let the past slip away

I've looked at posts from both sides now,
From here and then, and still somehow
Each newpage still leaves me in thrall
I really don't know threads at all

Tears and fears, the Waiting crowd
Shout "It's not over!" right out loud
Streams and beams made us feel proud,
we've looked at Time that way
But now the Pair are open range
And we all wonder what will change
But still it seems a fair exchange
The Fading's gone away!

We've looked at Time from both sides now,
From Fade and not, and still somehow
Each TimeFrame still leaves us in thrall
We really don't know Time at all

We've looked at Time from both sides now,
From hope and dread, and still somehow
Each TimeFrame still leaves us in thrall
We really don't know Time at all


BlitzGirl wrote:
Spoiler:
ucim wrote:Welcome BlitzGirl! I have been Waiting For It since the Beginning Of Time, and have done so in humble and quiet contemplation. But the glorious culmination of your quest has made me realize that, just as without black there is no white, and without the sea1 there is no shore, thus also without sound there is no silence.

You have Waited For It in a way that no other has, and that few others ever will. That is of course a personal blessing for you (which I envy, since I have not always been fully in the moment myself, even as I was experiencing Time in real time). But what is far greater than that is that by not being silent you have left behind a truly Holy Book - the Gospel of BlitzGirl - which shall be an inspiration for generations to come as they seek to experience Time after time has moved on.

In witness thereof, as Pope of the Order of the Holy Contradiction, do I hereby consecrate the Gospel of BlitzGirl, to be counted among the Most Holy Records, along side the Book of Aubron, the Book of Geekwagon, the The Wiki Of Time, and the uncollected charts that have yet to be assembled into a proper Book.

And I consecrate you, bestowing upon thee the title of BlitzGirl. Note that in this usage BlitzGirl is a title, not a name. Even as we speak there are others who are pursuing the same quest as the one you so brilliantly consummated. You are BlitzGirl the First, and they shall acquire the title "BlitzGirl the Next" when they complete their pilgrimage.

And now, O Exalted One, I have a query, a place in my soul where I hope for enlightenment, should it perchance come. Having gone through the unique experience of your Most Holy Quest, an experience which most of us have not been blessed with, what words of wisdom do you, from your unique perspective, have to offer us mortal souls as we Wait For It?

Contemplate the question if you wish - there is no need to rush (and no expectation that you have words at the ready for such a deep question). We'll wait for it.

May you be blessed with much time, and much Time, for which to wait.

Jose
1 or the river


Greetings, ucim, he who emerges from quiet contemplation! I am honored that you have consecrated a Gospel, and flattered that you grant me such a title.

I have seen many wonders on my Quest, and this I have learned: Time is not absolute. Though dedicated forum-dwellers may debate names to a Period fresh to their eyes, a weary wanderer may come to the same TimeFrame many longpix later seeing it as but a flash in the long, long thread of Time. While some among us hold fast to the heels of the Now, posting with immediacy and brevity, there are still others at the same moment following 10 newpages back, or 50, or 300. Those of us who experienced the great Fading in real-Time have shared an experience those that follow will never quite match, just as we ourselves cannot comprehend the madness that struck in the early quickpix, or during the Madness itself.

Yet these divisions do not separate us, but make us more powerful. As grains of Sand(semencancercoffeebabies) in a Sandcastle, this needle-pulled thing works best when we are not all of the same shape. Our quirks clasp us together all the more strongly, so that when we Wait for it together - whatever Time we may travel, whatever sect we may splinter, whatever graph or song or hat we share - we are not alone. For though Time may scatter us among the pastposts and the Present, in the end, it is also what brought us to this mad, mad, glorious home in the first place.



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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:55 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:57 pm UTC

I have fallen very behind. I coma'd a few newpix before Blitzgirl's arrival, so I missed that and I've missed whatever comes after the fading. During my free period at school earlier today, I saw that I was behind by 10 Newpages I got through two of them but now I'm behind by 13. Hopefully I can catch up soon. :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dgbrt » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:58 pm UTC

And now I am on Coma, still hoping it will stop tomorrow.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:59 pm UTC

438/458 NewPages

Ok, based on:
Jonas79 wrote:You did it BlitzGirl!
and
buffygirl wrote:BLITZGIRL! You made it! hat pending
and
jjjdavidson wrote:
Huzzah for BlitzGirl!
There's not a word yet
For old friends who've just met...
and finally:
BlitzGirl wrote:The number and intensity of these warnings frightened me; it was clear that the thread-dwellers of the Now believed the End of Time was imminent. I was not sure if I agreed with them, but I figured the least I could do was catch up with them

It seems that I have found the reason for being left in the past. Being passed by BlitzGirl, She seems to have arrived in the present, to much posting. (as is right and just)

My progress thus far has been negative, being now 20 pages in the past, but if that is the price to pay so that Her Holiness can reside in the present, I will gladly pay.

And maybe I can write a few more ancient texts while I'm back here.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:02 pm UTC

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by the way there is now a wiki page for songs about the OTC created on the forum
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