1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Sun May 19, 2013 1:56 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Sun May 19, 2013 2:00 am UTC

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so were the molpies all frog(s)? or is this an unrelated incident?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun May 19, 2013 2:05 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Sun May 19, 2013 2:11 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:I wrote a song about frogs once...

See, it's all related.

well that's not something you see1 everyday
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sun May 19, 2013 2:23 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:I wrote a song about frogs once...

See, it's all related.


...Happy, happy, swearing, (head-banging) frogs...
Yeppers, just the sort of song to sing to (Sunday-school) teacher or granny....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sun May 19, 2013 2:30 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
pelrigg wrote:We need your answer in the form of a question, MegOng
Spoiler:
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O piffle

Okay, family life has led me to an unexpected post. First my 16-year-old daughter*, looking over all the double dactyls, said, "You started a meme. A Time meme." And I immediately thought, Timeme! We're creating Timemes!

Then my wife looked at this newpix and said, "Oh, a frog; good. If Megan had fallen down a rabbit hole, I'd have been pissed."

And I immediately thought,
Spoiler:
Megan fell down the ribbit-hole!

* Saying of my mother-in-law: "The only thing smarter than an 18-year-old boy is a 16-year-old girl."


Your whole family is TimeWaiters? That's beautiful. :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Sun May 19, 2013 2:37 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:I wrote a song about frogs once...

See, it's all related.

Sir, you have just made my night.
It's all Randall-damned related.

Also: Is that another (happy, happy, happy, riverish) frog standing behind Robball? What sort of attack is it planning to launch against him?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Someguy945 » Sun May 19, 2013 2:45 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:We need your answer in the form of a question, MegOng
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O piffle


At first I thought the text said "robot" and was coming from Megan. As in, Megan telling us that she found a robot.

The frog is VERY disappointing by comparison :(

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun May 19, 2013 2:47 am UTC

Smithers wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:I wrote a song about frogs once...

See, it's all related.

Sir, you have just made my night.
It's all Randall-damned related.

Teehee, thanks… if you liked that, it comes from a whole album of really silly comedy pop-punk songs I wrote when I was about 15/16 and recorded in my spare time during my 2nd year at university.. so if you fancy some poorly produced, poorly sung, really stupid comedy rock songs… here's Lederhosen Toaster.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sun May 19, 2013 2:49 am UTC

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The frog's still there; you can see just a few reddish pixels to the right of the clump of grass.

Edited 05/30/2013 for broken image link.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun May 19, 2013 2:50 am UTC

I'd like to request the art-creators between us to help me and provide a simple sketch for the hourglass described below:
Spoiler:
The hourglass at the center of the room is composed of two cone-shaped crystal-clear glass bulbs, which seem slightly twisted at the point they connect. Each bulb ends in a flat, thick, amber-looking surface, on which are engraved, in shallow relief, drawings of two stick figures.

Two glass pipes come from each side of the bottom bulb's bottom, circling the hourglass until they reach the opposite side at the top bulb's top. At every instant there are a few grains of sand following that path to refill the top bulb.

The sand inside the hourglass is composed of white and black grains. The continued flow of sand makes ever-changing patterns on the bottom bulb's sand's surface; however, at a unknown but constant interval of time, the flow suddenly stops, allowing the pattern to stabilize for a while.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Sun May 19, 2013 2:53 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:A Molpy is a Frog!!!


I fear that the frog was to be some Molpy's lunch!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Sun May 19, 2013 2:54 am UTC

NewData available. Nuff said.

mscha wrote:
mathrec wrote:I have some ideas for presenting forum activity, inspired by Sciscitor's graph. I'd need some collaboration. The pieces that I need help with are scraping the forum to get some basic who-quoted-whom-when data, and some assistance on the image manipulation (and video preparation?). If you'd like to help, please PM me. Obviously the forum scrape is first, and a partial text database of posts and quotes would get me started. (I'm sure I can capture this from one of the community sites, but I have limited time and I'm trying to use it well.)

Sounds to me like the first person you should talk to is Kieryn.


Hey mathrec, Apprentice of Data Visualization, welcome to the Time Foundation Data Analysis Department!
It's likely all you need to get started is here:

http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/data/quotedata.xml (right click, download -- it's a big file)

However if there's anything else PM me with what you need. Also let me know what you are working on - chances are I've already had at least similar or related ideas and I might be able to help.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sun May 19, 2013 2:59 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:I'd like to request the art-creators between us to help me and provide a simple sketch for the hourglass described below:
Spoiler:
The hourglass at the center of the room is composed of two cone-shaped crystal-clear glass bulbs, which seem slightly twisted at the point they connect. Each bulb ends in a flat, thick, amber-looking surface, on which are engraved, in shallow relief, drawings of two stick figures.

Two glass pipes come from each side of the bottom bulb's bottom, circling the hourglass until they reach the opposite side at the top bulb's top. At every instant there are a few grains of sand following that path to refill the top bulb.

The sand inside the hourglass is composed of white and black grains. The continued flow of sand makes ever-changing patterns on the bottom bulb's sand's surface; however, at a unknown but constant interval of time, the flow suddenly stops, allowing the pattern to stabilize for a while.


I followed your link earlier and liked what I saw. Is this a verbal sketch for something more? (Hint, Hint)
I'm a big fan of The Good Dr. A, and this looks like a fitting homage to one of his best stories. (The one he himself liked to call his "best")

But I'm not able to help translate your word-picture into a visual. Definitely not a skill of mine.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sun May 19, 2013 3:01 am UTC

helpOng
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Edit
More awkwardness to come, if it goes on too long.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun May 19, 2013 3:08 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:I'd like to request the art-creators between us to help me and provide a simple sketch for the hourglass described below:
Spoiler:
The hourglass at the center of the room is composed of two cone-shaped crystal-clear glass bulbs, which seem slightly twisted at the point they connect. Each bulb ends in a flat, thick, amber-looking surface, on which are engraved, in shallow relief, drawings of two stick figures.

Two glass pipes come from each side of the bottom bulb's bottom, circling the hourglass until they reach the opposite side at the top bulb's top. At every instant there are a few grains of sand following that path to refill the top bulb.

The sand inside the hourglass is composed of white and black grains. The continued flow of sand makes ever-changing patterns on the bottom bulb's sand's surface; however, at a unknown but constant interval of time, the flow suddenly stops, allowing the pattern to stabilize for a while.



I followed your link earlier and liked what I saw. Is this a verbal sketch for something more? (Hint, Hint)
I'm a big fan of The Good Dr. A, and this looks like a fitting homage to one of his best stories. (The one he himself liked to call his "best")

But I'm not able to help translate your word-picture into a visual. Definitely not a skill of mine.

I was indeed inspired by that story, as well as the OTC; because, you see, it's ALL related. (I never actually read that story, just the Wikipedia article. Below you may find a hint on what I plan to read next :wink:)
As for your question, yes, I'm trying to get someone working on it. However, Time Foundation's budget is too tight right now and I'm having to make some cuts (= less detailed result).

EDIT: I wonder if I could use Cueball as a hourglass instead.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun May 19, 2013 3:13 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AnotherKevin » Sun May 19, 2013 3:31 am UTC

Wow! Molpies say RIBBIT. That establishes that molpies are not frogs, which, as anyone who has read Aristophanes knows, say brekekekex koax koax.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun May 19, 2013 3:34 am UTC

@AluisioASG - That hour glass description flew over my head. I'll try to wrap my head around it and see what I can do.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Sun May 19, 2013 3:36 am UTC

Dear Thread,
I have loved you for a very, very long Time, but never more than these last 5 or 6 NewPages or so.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sun May 19, 2013 3:51 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:helpOng
Spoiler:
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Edit
More awkwardness to come, if it goes on too long.

By mscha's count, this is frame 1440. That means that if Time's story eventually ends, and the comic starts simply replaying the frames, it could now update once a minute and still take a full day to run.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Sun May 19, 2013 3:54 am UTC

threadery beddery
all the thread's denizens
cleverly weave us a
web of great art

Though they can seem to be
phantasmagorical
Charts, hats and molpys have
stolen my heart

ETA: MWAH!
ok. Time to coma.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sun May 19, 2013 4:00 am UTC

palindrOng
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quick clean

@jjjdavidson: so a year of Waiting boils down to 3 days?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sun May 19, 2013 4:17 am UTC

fhorn wrote:threadery beddery
all the thread's denizens
cleverly weave us a
web of great art

Though they can seem to be
phantasmagorical
Charts, hats and molpys have
stolen my heart

ETA: MWAH!
ok. Time to coma.

fhorn, that's lovely. Pleasant dreams!

pelrigg wrote:palindrOng
Spoiler:
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quick clean

@jjjdavidson: so a year of Waiting boils down to 3 days?

A bit over six days, at 1 frame per minute, but yeah.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun May 19, 2013 4:26 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Sun May 19, 2013 4:31 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
Spoiler:
pelrigg wrote:helpOng
ImageEdit
More awkwardness to come, if it goes on too long.
By mscha's count, this is frame 1440. That means that if Time's story eventually ends, and the comic starts simply replaying the frames, it could now update once a minute and still take a full day to run.

Odd, the phpBB-to-newpix converter thinks that frame was posted at newpix 1439. I wonder where the discrepancy is, but I'm not going to look for it now, because

Ongity bongity
Cambridge gets light outside
I hear the sounds of the
    Birds that are small
I start to find myself
incontrovertibly
Tired and so I say
    "Coma time, y'all"

(I'm starting to get the hang of these double-dactyls; by the time I de-coma again you'll probably have found some new poetic form to try.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby unreal37 » Sun May 19, 2013 4:51 am UTC

So I've reread the Dialogue From the Comic from start to finish, and am trying to make sense from the conversation to see if there are recurring insights about the meaning of the sea, the river, and the OTC. Apologies if some of this has been resolved in long ago discussions hundred of pages ago.

Spoiler:
An Analysis of Dialogue from the OTC

The comic begins mostly in silence, and for the first 300 newpix, there is very little dialogue. Some talk of swimming but mostly building a sandcastle. The sandcastle bears a resemblance to "medival" castles with towers, flags, and such. Clearly this is inspired by real architecture which dates the comic within the last 500 years or so. Or not. And then in Frame 320:
Megan: “Any idea where the river is now?”
Cueball: “Still pretty far out. It actually retreated a little this week.”

This must be significant. They watch the sea rising mostly in silence, but the first body of water they discuss is “the river”. And they obviously have been watching it for some time since they know the status of it week to week. This is the river they derive their fresh water from and have to travel to it often. What does it mean for a river to be “far out”, and “retreated”?

Well, a couple of hundred newpix later in Frame 563 gives us an answer:
Cueball: “The river hasn’t even reached the sea yet.”

The only river they know does not connect with the sea. Perhaps it once did, but currently it ends before the sea and is actually currently retreating. It’s so small though that it can’t be related to the rise in sea level even if it was connected.

Megan and Cueball also don’t know how the sea works. Does it rain in the sea? Does water come from underground? Instead of asking someone, they have to go on a multi-day (week?) adventure to discover, so perhaps nobody they know knows how the sea works. They live in a world (or their tribe does) that has very little scientific knowledge but are curious. They can build very small and effective trebuchets. Either the entire world is from this time - around the time of castles and trebuchets - or just their tribe is cut off from the outside world.

It takes a long time for them to reach the other river. Neither of them had ever been that far in that direction. In that universe, there must not be other types of transportation besides walking – no cars, no planes, no roads, no boats (although they understand the concept of rafts). Engines haven't been invented yet. Perhaps not even the wheel. They don’t ever see people or any other proof of life except for a basic campfire. They never see very large trees that could be cut down to make a raft.

They attempt to use a lasso to do something at the river. Catch some food? And then lose the lasso and have to build another.

From Frame 1094
Cueball: “If nothing else, I’m glad we found this river. It’s not much farther from home than ours at its driest.”

So clearly, the river they use is dries up sometimes. They have to walk quite a far way to get fresh water from that river. No one from their tribe has gone this far to discover another better river about the same distance.

In Frame 1142, Cueball notices that their river “fills with stuff” when it gets too big. “Things from people in the hills.” Wood and leaves. This river doesn’t look like that. Perhaps this river comes from somewhere other than where people in the hills live.

In Frame 1408, Megan is surprised they haven’t “been seen by” any people. It’s a strange comment. They talk about people in the hills in such a detached manner, like those are other people, not their people, not them. Obviously the people they expect to be seen by are people in the hills. Do they not consider themselves people? They live in tents while the people live in the hills.

Finally, to the present newpix. They find a frog. There may or may not be a molpy following them around as they continue up the river. The molpy has to be significant too since Randall took the time to draw in a few moving pixels in some frames and there has not really been anything included in the OTC that is not has not been important. But we haven’t seen the molpy in a while, so where did it go?


Awaiting the next conversation between Cuegan.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sun May 19, 2013 4:57 am UTC

I drew this header for my sister's online literary magazine earlier tonight. I think I've got Time on the mind :)
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Also, one other thing...the souffle isn't the souffle. The souffle is the recipe.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Sun May 19, 2013 5:03 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun May 19, 2013 5:04 am UTC

Ongity Dongity
Cueball and Megan are
Journeying onwards
Continuing quest
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Edit: But then I got Ninja'd by
spamjam the merciless
I think his ninja skills
Must be the best.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Sun May 19, 2013 5:24 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:I'd like to request the art-creators between us to help me and provide a simple sketch for the hourglass described below:
Spoiler:
The hourglass at the center of the room is composed of two cone-shaped crystal-clear glass bulbs, which seem slightly twisted at the point they connect. Each bulb ends in a flat, thick, amber-looking surface, on which are engraved, in shallow relief, drawings of two stick figures.

Two glass pipes come from each side of the bottom bulb's bottom, circling the hourglass until they reach the opposite side at the top bulb's top. At every instant there are a few grains of sand following that path to refill the top bulb.

The sand inside the hourglass is composed of white and black grains. The continued flow of sand makes ever-changing patterns on the bottom bulb's sand's surface; however, at a unknown but constant interval of time, the flow suddenly stops, allowing the pattern to stabilize for a while.


I followed your link earlier and liked what I saw. Is this a verbal sketch for something more? (Hint, Hint)
I'm a big fan of The Good Dr. A, and this looks like a fitting homage to one of his best stories. (The one he himself liked to call his "best")

But I'm not able to help translate your word-picture into a visual. Definitely not a skill of mine.


So, the "A" stands for Borges? :)

ETA: The association with Borges was based on the entire scene described in the document you linked to earlier, not just the hourglass, so I'm probably being unintentionally confusing here.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sun May 19, 2013 5:26 am UTC

Angelastic wrote:Wait, is my rhyme scheme wrong?AABCDDEC
was my fourth line too long?
   Oh, the unstressed thing is moved,
can you tell?

This hurt, but thank you! I was going in full-flow-dactyl when I got to this and it all came screeching to a halt. :mrgreen:

jjjdavidson wrote:Double-dactylicly
Caught by the meter, he's
Cerebrospinally
    Losing his mind.

You are SO good at this.

ergman wrote:What if he doubled the length of a Newpix again now?

I got to your post, ergman, and started reading it in dactylish...
"What if he Doubled the
Length of a Newpix a-
Gain now" (that we are ob-
    Sessed to the max.) <-- and I finished it in my head.



I can't stop talking in
Dactlyrhythmish
Even though mscha's are
    Better than mine.
If I don't stop this my
Brain won't forGive me as
I get stuck Dactyling
    for all of time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Sun May 19, 2013 6:04 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby nerdsniped » Sun May 19, 2013 6:16 am UTC

I've been lurking for oh these many a hundred newpages. Finally compelled to pop up (molpy-like?) to say:

Oh wait a minute, this isn't the Monsterometer, it's the Frog-Exaggerator!

(Molpyometer? Raptorometer?)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun May 19, 2013 6:30 am UTC

I don't know how to
Didacticalize things
Following rules is
Too much work for a Waiter
What's wrong with good ol'
A-B-A-B-A-B-A-B
Do others of you find
Didactyls aren't torture


note: spelling??
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kazza3 » Sun May 19, 2013 6:38 am UTC

Pikrass wrote:Ketchuped!

And introducing Multiquote v142315¹⁶.
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/snip

I'm an example!

Ace wrote:
Alright, fine, I'll weigh in on the language stuff - yeah, I use all of these, except female one piece swimwear is only bathers, and the only full body ones I can think of are wetsuits, typically more insulated than the average swimwear. (I guess 'swimwear' is also a word for that, but it's more a general description of the thing than what I would call the thing itself.)

Yeah, good point about wetsuits, I'm from the country (ie, not a surfing community), and it didn't come to mind.

Ace wrote:Also, you never 'root' for your team, you 'barrack' for them. Rooting means shagging, banging, etc. On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is 'sleeping with', and 10 can not be repeated in polite company, 'rooting' is probably a 7. (Yes, the old grammar joke 'eats, shoots, and leaves' does have a crude alternative: 'eats, roots, and leaves'.)

/snip...On that subject, we don't really have ketchup, just tomato sauce. But I go with ketchup in reference to this post because it's the forum term - ketchup is a word that means only this style of catch up post, to me.)

I hear both rooting and barracking for your team just about equally, though of course rooting is indeed better known for other things. And yes, their ketchup is our tomato sauce, just a little less sugary, and we don't generally have it in glass bottles (and I don't know why you Americans still do, impossible to get it out!), but use plastic squeeze bottles with a nozzle. I believe what we call tomato paste, Americans call tomato sauce.

ggh wrote:What I found trickier was when a word I thought I knew meant something else. In NZ, "lemonade" means a lemony soda like Sprite, and to get an American-style lemonade, (if they even have it) you must ask for an "old-fashioned lemonade."

Though the idea of the American childhood lemonade stand is obviously well-known down here, through every American tv show ever, it had never occurred to me that it wouldn't be carbonated, because to me it's just sweet lemon juice if it's not carbonated. Our bought/commercial lemonades range from things like Sprite or 7up, which are entirely clear, to ones which are actually properly yellow and lemony and a bit closer to the traditional.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Sun May 19, 2013 7:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ace » Sun May 19, 2013 7:21 am UTC

Kazza3 wrote:
Ace wrote:Alright, fine, I'll weigh in on the language stuff - yeah, I use all of these, except female one piece swimwear is only bathers, and the only full body ones I can think of are wetsuits, typically more insulated than the average swimwear. (I guess 'swimwear' is also a word for that, but it's more a general description of the thing than what I would call the thing itself.)

Yeah, good point about wetsuits, I'm from the country (ie, not a surfing community), and it didn't come to mind.

I'm not exactly on the east coast myself, I live in Adelaide, home of crap beaches. (I've seen worse, like a man-made beach in a smelting town: dig down and the sand is black and gross. But I've also seen better.)

Kazza3 wrote:
Ace wrote:On that subject, we don't really have ketchup, just tomato sauce. But I go with ketchup in reference to this post because it's the forum term - ketchup is a word that means only this style of catch up post, to me.)

And yes, their ketchup is our tomato sauce, just a little less sugary, and we don't generally have it in glass bottles (and I don't know why you Americans still do, impossible to get it out!), but use plastic squeeze bottles with a nozzle. I believe what we call tomato paste, Americans call tomato sauce.

Oh, ew. I can't imagine tomato paste on a pie. (Pies are naturally filled with meat. If you don't want meat, have a pastie. These are also savoury, not sweet, and can be meat-filled, but are usually vegetable-filled.)

Kazza3 wrote:
ggh wrote:What I found trickier was when a word I thought I knew meant something else. In NZ, "lemonade" means a lemony soda like Sprite, and to get an American-style lemonade, (if they even have it) you must ask for an "old-fashioned lemonade."

Though the idea of the American childhood lemonade stand is obviously well-known down here, through every American tv show ever, it had never occurred to me that it wouldn't be carbonated, because to me it's just sweet lemon juice if it's not carbonated. Our bought/commercial lemonades range from things like Sprite or 7up, which are entirely clear, to ones which are actually properly yellow and lemony and a bit closer to the traditional.

The non-fizzy lemon drink is sometimes called 'lemon squash', as well. When I was up north, lemon squash was the beverage of choice for the designated driver - some pubs even offered it free to the driver.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sun May 19, 2013 7:49 am UTC

spamjam wrote:DACTYLESSINSEATTLEONG
Spoiler:
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I can confirm, Seattle is quite dactyless tonight. At least, in my house it is. Sleepless, however, is another story. In fact it shall be quite sleepful, as an outsider would (probably never) say, as I am about to go coma and I'm the last one up :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Sun May 19, 2013 7:58 am UTC

Warning: The following post contains an annoying flashy animated gif that may or may not induce seizures.
Proceed at your own risk!

Randall help me, I am so sorry about this.

astrocub wrote:
mscha wrote:
Kieryn wrote:I'm wondering when they may start hallucinating from those berries and how GLR might depict that...
EDIT: As a fun exercise, how would we depict that?

Warning: animated image (although I don't think it's epilepsy or headache inducing):
Spoiler:
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Yesss. Now we just need someone to edit the epileptic seizure inducing gif into the background (heavily spoilered of course. I mean with a chain link fence and rottweilers and some tattooed prison guards.)


I haven't been able to sleep for days. This image has been haunting my mind everywhere I go. I must finish what I started.

Warning: Do not open the following spoiler if you have any history of seizures, epilepsy, migraines, brain-eating amoebi, double-dactyl dyslexia, semencancerbabies, swollen footnotes, sudden appearance of molpyflowers, or if you are taking any AEDs or MAOIs MAOIi .
Spoiler:
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Please do not quote this image without including clearly labeled warnings and spoiler tags. Talk to your doctor today to see if Semencoffeecancermustardbabiesonice® is right for you!

Edited to fix framerate. It seems to play slower in FF than chrome for me?
I'm just going to go sit and stare at the wall for a few hours now...
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