1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Wed May 15, 2013 1:35 am UTC

htom wrote:
fatness wrote:
htom wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Oh Randall... this is all my fault... the only way to stop this is to get my bag and my axe and...

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By gum, the Holly Axe of BlitzGirl, the apple of our eyes ... wait, it's BuffyGirl who has the axe!

Uh...doesn't BuffyGirl have Mr. Pointy instead?

In her avatar she has the Scythe in her hands.

But it is Kendra the Vampire Slayer who has Mr. Pointy....
From IMDb (I can't remember the Official or even the Buffy-speak name of the Scythe...)
Kendra: In case the curse does not succeed, this is my lucky stake. I have killed many vampires with it. I call it Mr. Pointy.
Buffy: You named your stake?
Kendra: Yes.
Buffy: Remind me to get you a stuffed animal.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 15, 2013 1:37 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
patzer wrote:One True Cat.
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FTFY.

FTFY.

(Edit: FTFYied.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Wed May 15, 2013 1:39 am UTC

I'm not sure where the official place for requesting features for Kieryn's site is, so I'll ask here. If Kieryn does this, he will be rewarded with cake.

Many newpix ago, Latent22 started the tradition of making graphs of any user's posts in the OTT. Other users soon followed. This was probably the inspiration for Kieryn's site, in fact. But one feature I miss from Latent22's graphs is that those graphs recorded total posts, rather than posts per [heresy]day[/heresy], on a line graph. I would like to see graphs like this again. I can't do it myself because, although I still have the program, the raw post data hasn't been updated. Here's an example of one of those graphs.

(alternatively, just the raw post data would be nice so I can make the graphs myself)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Wed May 15, 2013 1:44 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
htom wrote:
fatness wrote:
htom wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Oh Randall... this is all my fault... the only way to stop this is to get my bag and my axe and...

Image


By gum, the Holly Axe of BlitzGirl, the apple of our eyes ... wait, it's BuffyGirl who has the axe!

Uh...doesn't BuffyGirl have Mr. Pointy instead?

In her avatar she has the Scythe in her hands.

But it is Kendra the Vampire Slayer who has Mr. Pointy....
From IMDb (I can't remember the Official or even the Buffy-speak name of the Scythe...)
Kendra: In case the curse does not succeed, this is my lucky stake. I have killed many vampires with it. I call it Mr. Pointy.
Buffy: You named your stake?
Kendra: Yes.
Buffy: Remind me to get you a stuffed animal.


Buffy later says that she's had Mr. Pointy bronzed, and is keeping it as a memento of Kendra. I think at one time it was on a shelf in the case in the Magic Shop with the Troll Hammer.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Wed May 15, 2013 1:55 am UTC

mscha wrote:
azule wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Hey all, took a little hiatus since Sunday while I recovered from a bit of a fever type thing so wasn't able to update the forum database thing.
Anyway, it's updated now, and also I added a list of all the non-xkcd "outside" links posted to each user's page

I thought maybe this was to catch heretics. heh. But it's cool, thanks!
Not much of a bother, but newpixbot should get its own entry, if you could achieve doing so. :)

I am no Kieryn, of course, but that sounds far from trivial to me to get right.
How would you recognize a newpixbot post? You could look for posts by mscha with the string “Posted by newpixbot”, but that will cause false positives (like this message). You could look for the right formatting (surrounded by a [ right ] and an [ i ], I believe), which will cut back on the false positives ... unless I happen to quote a newpixbot post.
If you fix that, by ignoring the string within a quote, you get close. But in some cases, I've manually edited a newpixbot post to add an observation. Who gets the credit then?

(I don't have any philosophical objections, though, to splitting up the mscha and newpixbot posts. Au contraire, I'm a bit embarrassed by my second place... At least the #1 is well out of reach. (Thanks KarMann!)
In any case, according to my logs, newpixbot has posted 74 times. So I'd drop to 5th place, between StratPlayer and buffygirl. Newpixbot by itself would be in 80th place.)


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Rules I'm using:
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2) Contains newpixbot in the post
3) First word of post is all uppercase and contains 'ONG'
4) Post HTML contains string "<img src=\"http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/"

Let me know if I need to refine.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Wed May 15, 2013 1:58 am UTC

SBN wrote:
mscha wrote:
ucim wrote:
pelrigg wrote:(In the last 10-12 newpages, we've had three folks add an "ong" to posts made after the hour [disclosure: I was one of them] and two people edit the "ong" to posts made before the hour. Does Custom allow "after" but not "before"; or should all five have been double-posts?)

It's all about time.
Consider the purpose. I think the newpixbot (which I keep thinking of as the pixelbot) uses the timestamp of an ONG post to determine whether or not the newpix is posted. Since confused computers usually spell bad news, don't edit an ONG into a post whose original post time is pre-ONGtime. Double post instead. ('Tis1 better to double post than to release raptors.) If your post is already post-ONGtime, then normal forum rules should be followed. An ONG is new material and should be a new post if the last post isn't yours.

Actually, newpixbot doesn't care. As long as it finds the current hash anywhere in the past 35 posts, it'll be satisfied. (So, the only way to confuse it, is by posting the newpix, followed by at least 35 more posts before :10. That hasn't happened yet, not even in the worst punning phases.)
It is in fact, important mainly to not confuse people. If you post newpix 1342 in a post from newpix 1341 (or 1341.97 or whatever), it looks like the one for 1342 hasn't been posted yet.

Either way, confusion is bad. I prefer that the Newpix not be edited into an existing post. It's probably related to having driven across 3 states each of the last four days, but it took me way too long to be convinced 1341 was a real Newpix and not a spoof.


For simplicity, I think a newpix should always have it's own post. But it should definitely fall within the correct hour, else raptors will tumble from the brightly coloured pixels and consume all our cake (And it should never be in a post from half an hour before the ONG, as a certain guilty person did a while back :oops: )

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Wed May 15, 2013 2:00 am UTC

htom wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
htom wrote:
fatness wrote:
htom wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Oh Randall... this is all my fault... the only way to stop this is to get my bag and my axe and...

Image


By gum, the Holly Axe of BlitzGirl, the apple of our eyes ... wait, it's BuffyGirl who has the axe!

Uh...doesn't BuffyGirl have Mr. Pointy instead?

In her avatar she has the Scythe in her hands.

But it is Kendra the Vampire Slayer who has Mr. Pointy....
From IMDb (I can't remember the Official or even the Buffy-speak name of the Scythe...)
Kendra: In case the curse does not succeed, this is my lucky stake. I have killed many vampires with it. I call it Mr. Pointy.
Buffy: You named your stake?
Kendra: Yes.
Buffy: Remind me to get you a stuffed animal.


Buffy later says that she's had Mr. Pointy bronzed, and is keeping it as a memento of Kendra. I think at one time it was on a shelf in the case in the Magic Shop with the Troll Hammer.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Wed May 15, 2013 2:01 am UTC

Not much farther, c'mong!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed May 15, 2013 2:03 am UTC

And Mister Spinny was my favourite sawblade the first time I played through Ravenholm in HalfLife2.

It made a nice sprONG sound, if I remember correctly.
<ninja snip!>
Woo, more speakification! Megan is speculating on the distance to the River. Very interesting.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Wed May 15, 2013 2:03 am UTC

The river ain't far! Yay! Must be the most promising newpix in a hundred newpages.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 15, 2013 2:03 am UTC

Kieryn wrote:
Spoiler:
mscha wrote:
azule wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Hey all, took a little hiatus since Sunday while I recovered from a bit of a fever type thing so wasn't able to update the forum database thing.
Anyway, it's updated now, and also I added a list of all the non-xkcd "outside" links posted to each user's page

I thought maybe this was to catch heretics. heh. But it's cool, thanks!
Not much of a bother, but newpixbot should get its own entry, if you could achieve doing so. :)

I am no Kieryn, of course, but that sounds far from trivial to me to get right.
How would you recognize a newpixbot post? You could look for posts by mscha with the string “Posted by newpixbot”, but that will cause false positives (like this message). You could look for the right formatting (surrounded by a [ right ] and an [ i ], I believe), which will cut back on the false positives ... unless I happen to quote a newpixbot post.
If you fix that, by ignoring the string within a quote, you get close. But in some cases, I've manually edited a newpixbot post to add an observation. Who gets the credit then?

(I don't have any philosophical objections, though, to splitting up the mscha and newpixbot posts. Au contraire, I'm a bit embarrassed by my second place... At least the #1 is well out of reach. (Thanks KarMann!)
In any case, according to my logs, newpixbot has posted 74 times. So I'd drop to 5th place, between StratPlayer and buffygirl. Newpixbot by itself would be in 80th place.)
Reparsed. http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/User?user=mscha-newpixbot

Rules I'm using:
1) Posted by mscha
2) Contains newpixbot in the post
3) First word of post is all uppercase and contains 'ONG'
4) Post HTML contains string "<img src=\"http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/"

Let me know if I need to refine.

Close enough, I'd say. There may be a false positive or false negative somewhere, but the rules (and the numbers) make sense.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed May 15, 2013 2:05 am UTC

This never happened.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Wed May 15, 2013 2:07 am UTC

On the subject of editing ONG into prior posts, my opinion: Don't. It just makes it harder to keep your place in OTT.

pelrigg wrote:But it is Kendra the Vampire Slayer who has Mr. Pointy....
From IMDb (I can't remember the Official or even the Buffy-speak name of the Scythe...)
Kendra: In case the curse does not succeed, this is my lucky stake. I have killed many vampires with it. I call it Mr. Pointy.
Buffy: You named your stake?
Kendra: Yes.
Buffy: Remind me to get you a stuffed animal.

Ah yes, how misremembered of me. You are correct.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Wed May 15, 2013 2:10 am UTC

mscha wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I look forward to a Fade, in the hope that it will reveal LaPetite once more!

Edit: 400 posts! Image Woo!

Instead of one seaish cake, how about 400 riverish cupcakes?
Spoiler:
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(Don't worry, they aren't all vanilla.)

Happy 400th postiversary! Don't mind me while I grab a few handfuls of those yummie looking cupcakes...


Ooh. More little cakes? Yum. I seem to have returned a quite an opportune moment. Congrats on your 400th post BlitzGirl! Now if no one else minds, I shall take a few of these little river1 cupcakes.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed May 15, 2013 2:11 am UTC

And definitely never edit ONG into a post made before the newpix strikes. That's just cheating.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Wed May 15, 2013 2:12 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
htom wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
htom wrote:
fatness wrote:
htom wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Oh Randall... this is all my fault... the only way to stop this is to get my bag and my axe and...

Image


By gum, the Holly Axe of BlitzGirl, the apple of our eyes ... wait, it's BuffyGirl who has the axe!

Uh...doesn't BuffyGirl have Mr. Pointy instead?

In her avatar she has the Scythe in her hands.

But it is Kendra the Vampire Slayer who has Mr. Pointy....
From IMDb (I can't remember the Official or even the Buffy-speak name of the Scythe...)
Kendra: In case the curse does not succeed, this is my lucky stake. I have killed many vampires with it. I call it Mr. Pointy.
Buffy: You named your stake?
Kendra: Yes.
Buffy: Remind me to get you a stuffed animal.


Buffy later says that she's had Mr. Pointy bronzed, and is keeping it as a memento of Kendra. I think at one time it was on a shelf in the case in the Magic Shop with the Troll Hammer.

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I hope we don't wear these out (welcome wise) any time soon BlitzGirl


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xpatiate » Wed May 15, 2013 2:13 am UTC

Kieryn wrote:The river ain't far! Yay! Must be the most promising newpix in a hundred newpages.


She says that very confidently. Can she see it or is she guesstimating?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Wed May 15, 2013 2:16 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:And Mister Spinny was my favourite sawblade the first time I played through Ravenholm in HalfLife2.

It made a nice sprONG sound, if I remember correctly.
<ninja snip!>
Woo, more speakification! Megan is speculating on the distance to the River. Very interesting.

So should they bed down here, above the "flash flood" line (and the possible night time animals who want a drink), or should they go nearer the river bank?

(Just one BVS quote: {BlitzGirl's gonna scream}: Willow Rosenberg: So it's true: scythe matters. )

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Eternal Density wrote:This never happened.
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ED: you be quick....
I thought I deleted that before any one saw it.

edit 2 fixed some stuff

Edit 3,4,5 I will get this post right!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Wed May 15, 2013 2:17 am UTC

xpatiate wrote:
Kieryn wrote:The river ain't far! Yay! Must be the most promising newpix in a hundred newpages.


She says that very confidently. Can she see it or is she guesstimating?

I would suppose she's basing that on the increased vegetation...there has to be reliable water somewhere nearby.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Wed May 15, 2013 2:25 am UTC

Ah well, everyone's doing it so I might as well...even though I only have 3 responses!
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@ergman re: ketchup time
@cellocgw re: malbolge
@pelrig re: prophet


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PhoenixRising wrote:Image

It's Ketchup Time, Cmon grab your parens
we'll go to silhouetted, sstickfolk filled lands
with Cueball the bald
and Girl the Megan
The thread will never end,
it's caffeinesemencancerbabies-
Time!


Hee hee! That's great. I was going to make a clever reference or something here but I can't think of anything that can compare!

cellocgw wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
jetpac wrote:
HES wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:And if you do math, you don't say you're doing maths... oh wait. :lol:


yeah, but, er, mathematics has an "s" on the end. You don't do mathematic. Anyway, a language doesn't have to be consistent to be correct :wink:

Good thing, too, since English is about as far from consistent as a language could be.

I don't know about that, I am sure given enough time we could make our own language that would be far less consistent then any sane person would even attempt to create.


You mean like Malboge ?


Oh man, that's evil. But awesome. Sad that it's not turing-complete, though. Anyway, I'll add that to my list of esoteric programming languages to learn at some point in the future :D

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They should know what a tree is. They have lumber.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Wed May 15, 2013 2:35 am UTC

BLINDPOST - ketchingup from NP 612. But had to respond:

Spoiler:
pelrigg wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
ucim wrote:
Valarya wrote:I couldn't help myself any longer, BuffyGirl: While most birds do come from eggs, the Phoenix rises (instead of bursts) from ashes (not eggs). Image
... which, I presume, is why the egg is glowing like a charcoal - it is becoming ash, so that it can properly release its phoenix.

Jose

Except they aren't born from eggs. they are born from themselves. and technically, I think there is only supposed to be one of them. (edit) it dies and is reborn. it's a symbol of renewal, and is linked to the cycle of the seasons as well /pedant


Yes, but I would assume that there are stages in the rebirth process. The fire from the initial phoenix turns it into ash, but then those ashes might have to re-assemble together in a form of ash aggregation. This would naturally occur and would create an egg-shaped form, I would think. Then once this egg-mass of ash becomes large enough, it begins to heat and glow, and as ashes from the old-phoenix continue to absorb into it, it reaches a critical mass and bursts into flames again, erupting and "hatching" the new phoenix.

I think buffygirl just happened to capture the image just as this re-aggregated-previous-bird-mass is about to erupt, birthing the new phoenix.

Makes perfect sense to me, and so you're both right.

As I said in absurdly long Ketchup post, as long as Phoenixrising likes it, I'm only arguing out of pedantic obstinence. I think it falls under rule of cool. but in no piece of lore I've ever read does it mention an egg. Is it possible that a mid stage egg occurs so fast nobody ever saw it before Buffygirl's flash CG-ography? Sure. it just seems like an extra step that may or may not be unnecessary.

I can see we're all being civilized here. (The OTT's first flamewar over the life cycle of a phoenix?)
Of course, it would probably end up looking like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... VscCNZsYSY
THAT was a flamewar? Well, they're not so bad after all!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Wed May 15, 2013 2:36 am UTC

fatness wrote:
xpatiate wrote:
Kieryn wrote:The river ain't far! Yay! Must be the most promising newpix in a hundred newpages.


She says that very confidently. Can she see it or is she guesstimating?

I would suppose she's basing that on the increased vegetation...there has to be reliable water somewhere nearby.


Before entering the dunes they could see the path of the river and deduce how best to meet it again. Thus, I believe, once having ascended as high as the dunes would allow, surely they could see the path of the valley the river has cut. As they are now descending, I doubt it would be too hard to determine where the bottom of the valley, and the river, lay.

Perhaps it is time, once again, to consult the holy cartographer. Has the map been updated recently?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed May 15, 2013 2:37 am UTC

buffygirl wrote:<snip>
And <3 to ALL of you! MWAH!

I always read that "MWAH!" as the start of an evil laugh. I think this reflects on the workings of my mind somehow...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Wed May 15, 2013 2:51 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:<snip>
And <3 to ALL of you! MWAH!

I always read that "MWAH!" as the start of an evil laugh. I think this reflects on the workings of my mind somehow...

I'm confused? I thought that meant buffygirl was in the process of karate chopping whoever she's addressing.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed May 15, 2013 2:54 am UTC

slinches wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:<snip>
And <3 to ALL of you! MWAH!

I always read that "MWAH!" as the start of an evil laugh. I think this reflects on the workings of my mind somehow...

I'm confused? I thought that meant buffygirl was in the process of karate chopping whoever she's addressing.

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be blowing us all a kiss.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Wed May 15, 2013 3:00 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
slinches wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:<snip>
And <3 to ALL of you! MWAH!

I always read that "MWAH!" as the start of an evil laugh. I think this reflects on the workings of my mind somehow...

I'm confused? I thought that meant buffygirl was in the process of karate chopping whoever she's addressing.

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be blowing us all a kiss.


Maybe it's an evil laugh karate-chop kiss. I wouldn't put it past her.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Wed May 15, 2013 3:00 am UTC

leave an MwOng; get an MwOng
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January 21, 2005 Urban (Dictionary) Word of the Day
mwah:
The sound of a quick kiss when voice is also used. Also the sound of lips smacking in a kissing motion... MWAH.. especially expressive over distances of 10+ metres...one of the nicest sounds, very flirty!

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buffygirl's ears must be burning with all the talk about her going on in the last 2 pages................
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Wed May 15, 2013 3:08 am UTC

Exodies wrote:.... Now hush


"Now hush" and "Now shush" are becoming my two favorite ways to end a post. Is it considered bad ForaFormTM to steal others' signoffs? I certainly hope not. Now shush.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Wed May 15, 2013 3:14 am UTC

Hmm, so now that I am in the present, is the buffydashery currently open for business? Also, can it be called business, seeing as I have no intention to provide any compensation whatsover outside of undying gratitude?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Wed May 15, 2013 3:15 am UTC

Trees! Naps! Actual words! And the river isn't much farther... (Not to mention the One True Cat!)
Spoiler:
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FTFY.

This evening was the farthest behind I've been in a while, so here's a Wall o'Ketchup for you to groan over:

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Kieryn wrote:The river ain't far! Yay! Must be the most promising newpix in a hundred newpages.
She says that very confidently. Can she see it or is she guesstimating?
I would suppose she's basing that on the increased vegetation...there has to be reliable water somewhere nearby.
Rivers can be very loud, depending on what they're doing. She might hear it long before it's in sight.

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Nope. We're way past the '90s.
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What's even more amazing, is that we could do so in the sixties (with less computing power than the average modern watch, I believe), but that we can't do so today.
I know; I feel like all my boyhood dreams got proxmired. We were supposed to be living on the Moon before now. But on the other hand, I have a little box, about the size of a cigarette pack, that gives me more than 60 channels of music, all the time (plus about 300 channels of sports that I never listen to). And the BBC offered all nine of Beethoven's symphonies for download, and I can listen to them whenever I want.

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Let me add Gahan Wilson to Gorey and Addams. Like Addams, his cartoons had a cheerful grue that only The Far Side has approached since.

HAL9000 wrote:Also, a tree! Cool! Looks kind of like the trees you see in sub-Saharan Africa (the smaller ones).
Aren't they usually shaped like that from being gnawed on? Are there herds of herbivores coming up? Is that why Randall was stacking giraffes a while back?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed May 15, 2013 3:26 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:[muchsnip]Besides, I didn't need to grow up on Toy Story when my dad left Amphigorey, Charles Addams's My Crowd, and the like lying around the house. My childhood was darker than most.
Let me add Gahan Wilson to Gorey and Addams. Like Addams, his cartoons had a cheerful grue that only The Far Side has approached since.


Wilson is, in fact, among my father's collection. Is Nothing Sacred was another one of my favorite books as a child. I'm going to need to get copies of all of these once I go off to college. Too much of my childhood was spent buried in those books (better than going Outside) for me to leave them behind.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Wed May 15, 2013 3:32 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
slinches wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:<snip>
And <3 to ALL of you! MWAH!

I always read that "MWAH!" as the start of an evil laugh. I think this reflects on the workings of my mind somehow...

I'm confused? I thought that meant buffygirl was in the process of karate chopping whoever she's addressing.

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be blowing us all a kiss.


Maybe it's an evil laugh karate-chop kiss. I wouldn't put it past her.

You're ALL right! actually no, it's a kiss

Just finished ketching up, 9 open tabs of things I considered quoting/replying to, now too sleepy to sort through them (slept coma'd really poorly last night - comatime) :(. Ok, I can do it. I'll take a QUICK look and see if I still want to post any of them....

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Wed May 15, 2013 3:38 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:Back when SBN complained about how I abbreviated Book of Aubron, it took me better than a dozen tries to find an abbreviation (BxkAxn) that returned only 30-odd results instead of 30K.

Look at the post that is linked to here.

forums.xkcd.com gives "Last edited by jjjdavidson at newpix 208477.00 B.T., 2013 7:28 pm UTC, edited 1 time in total."
fora.xkcd.com gives "Last edited by jjjdavidson at newpix 208475.00 B.T., 2013 6:28 pm UTC, edited 1 time in total."
forums3.xkcd.com gives "Last edited by jjjdavidson on Sat May 04, 2013 6:28 pm UTC, edited 1 time in total."
echοchamber.me gives "Last edited by jjjdavidson on Sat May 04, 2013 6:28 pm UTC, edited 1 time in total."
:? :? :? :? :?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Wed May 15, 2013 3:47 am UTC

Ok, edited down ketchup wall post.

StratPlayer wrote:I first thought that acronym meant "One True Crazy-Ass Crazy Ass-Thread"... :D
FTFY

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I'M GOING TO BE ... RICH!!!

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Trekking for almost all of last week (wix?), being caught up for something like 10 minutes, and then coma-ing for three dayapix/dix/hereticdays before trekking for the last 36 newpix or so again has been... let's go with exhausting. And really, really bad for my Outside productivity.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Goggalor » Wed May 15, 2013 3:50 am UTC

Greetings everyone!

So I don't know if anyone here is a fan of art games, but Proteus is currently 50% off and I think this is the closest thing there is to experiencing the OTC. I know for me at least, playing it filled me with a sense of awe and wonder and I was fascinated about learning about the world I was in. The entire time I was playing through it I kept thinking about the OTC. There's no rivers, but there is a sea1 and hills and yeah.

1which appears to be big.

P.S. I'm going to once again attempt to keep up with the OTT, but Outside is distracting.2

2Do "P.S's" go before or after footnotes?3
3It appears I've just answered my own question. This looks strange.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Wed May 15, 2013 4:01 am UTC

NAPPONG
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ETA: For the record, I ninja'd pelrigg. :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed May 15, 2013 4:06 am UTC

NOCOng1 on the door
(to the stars...)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Wed May 15, 2013 4:08 am UTC

slinches wrote:NAPPONG
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And with that, I do believe I shall coma until the morning. In my dreams I shall continue to wait for it.

Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Wed May 15, 2013 4:09 am UTC

ninja'd by slinches

Now watch as they get a different night visitor every frame. In other words, more action while they're asleep than awake.

And I believe I'll follow their example. To coma, perchance to dream pixelated-non-real stuff.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed May 15, 2013 4:14 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:ninja'd by slinches

Now watch as they get a different night visitor every frame. In other words, more action while they're asleep than awake.

And I believe I'll follow their example. To coma, perchance to dream pixelated-non-real stuff.

It seems it is time for all of us to drift off to our own happy little slumbercomalands.
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