1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Mon May 20, 2013 3:07 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Bloody Hell, it's Lederhosen Toaster! Album (Free download, I wouldn't expect anyone in their right mind to actually pay for this :P)


Reminds me of the Amateur Transplants, that is to say "surprisingly good British parody music that gets me weird looks when I forget to use headphones"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Mon May 20, 2013 3:09 am UTC

HES wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:Bloody Hell, it's Lederhosen Toaster! Album (Free download, I wouldn't expect anyone in their right mind to actually pay for this :P)


Reminds me of the Amateur Transplants, that is to say "surprisingly good British parody music that gets me weird looks when I forget to use headphones"

"Surprisingly good" is a nice surprise for me since I've always thought it's probably awful :P Thanks :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tofudragon7 » Mon May 20, 2013 3:12 am UTC

descor wrote:If they keep drinking eventually one of them will have to go to the loo/bathroom


Haven't seen it happen yet...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Mon May 20, 2013 3:13 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
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yappobiscuits wrote:Bloody Hell, it's Lederhosen Toaster! Album (Free download, I wouldn't expect anyone in their right mind to actually pay for this :P)


Reminds me of the Amateur Transplants, that is to say "surprisingly good British parody music that gets me weird looks when I forget to use headphones"

"Surprisingly good" is a nice surprise for me since I've always thought it's probably awful :P Thanks :)


I use the term loosely :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon May 20, 2013 3:14 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:Bad choice. Now I can't stop dancing.
Got through the 25-minute barrier, though.
Well, deadly diseases require strong medicine. At least it got you out of... well... that song. Dancing isn't that bad for a side effect, and is self limiting. Now... can you replace the rhythm with a double dactyl rhythm? (Do this gradually for the next stage to be effective.) Can you dance to those double dactyls?

As you start doing this, try to focus more and more on the words, then gradually transition to haiku. Don't do it too quickly or you'll just relapse, but if you do it right, you should probably end up in a space which is more easily treatable.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby nerdsniped » Mon May 20, 2013 3:15 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:I've been looking at the snake panels of Umwelt, hoping to use them to illustrate my Loopist ideas, and noticed for the first time that the images have the same type of filename as Timeframes: 64-digit hexadecimal numbers. This lends credence to the idea that Timeframe names are simply 256-bit random strings formatted as hex, rather than an actual hash of some sort of sequence value. I originally thought they were hashed, but I'm giving up on that idea. Too bad, because there's at least a chance of discovering a pattern behind hashed names, but no chance if they're random.


Yeah. At this point, I think it's clear that if there's anything interesting hidden in the Timeframe names... well, OtherComic 516. OK, that's not really a link. I'm not allowed to post those yet. ETA: macraw83, blitzing, suggested that I add the actual link to make life easier for future blitzers... here it is.

(Not that I think hidden meanings in the filenames were ever likely. Are there any known instances of GLR hiding things in the implementation of an OtherComic?)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Mon May 20, 2013 3:19 am UTC

nerdsniped wrote:Yeah. At this point, I think it's clear that if there's anything interesting hidden in the Timeframe names... well, OtherComic 516. OK, that's not really a link. I'm not allowed to post those yet.

I'm sure lying that way to us is considered heresy.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Mon May 20, 2013 3:24 am UTC

Pikrass wrote:
Spoiler:
We still need to keep the original tag. Posts are stored as HTML in the database, and are converted back to BBCode when edited or quoted. So we must be careful not to break compatibility with "old" messages.

I have a working patch that only takes care of the nested spoilers problem. I can add support for this too and provide the code to convert it back, but I think we shouldn't complicate it too much. I don't see an use case for the "conceal" part, I'd rather just implement a [spoiler="text to be displayed instead of 'Spoiler'"] tag, as other forums do.


In a similare way, I'd like to shorter the Javascript of the "Show" button¹, and maybe add a second Hide button at the bottom of the spoiler, but the old messages wouldn't benefit from it, and there would be two pieces of code to convert it back. So I don't know if it's worth it.

That would be great. The spoiler=text. The shortened JS (just on the principle of the thing). I don't think we'd need a second hide unless you also implement a JS scrollTo set to the top of the spoiler.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon May 20, 2013 3:30 am UTC

f0rmicUla wrote:
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ucim wrote:@Ace, and any other new posters Welcome!


Ooh, a personalised welcome! I've been lurking so long (practically since the OTC started - I came to see what the deal was with two stick figures on a beach) that I felt a bit weird about delurking, but I'm feeling better about it now.

I'm a Since-the-beginning-of-Time lurker, too. I've been enjoying XKCD for years, but I rarely went to the forums/fora and didn't feel the need to sign up.
But now, after reading 600ish NPs and feeling encouraged by ucim I just have to take my imaginary hat off to you all. All this creativity and madness, the haikus, poems, hats, velocirhapsodies, charts, maps, and whatnot really give me the feeling that mankind is not all screwed up. This may sound a bit elevated but I mean it. As someone said before, this (the OTT, of course) must be the most civilised place in the internets. To me it is for sure, and the funniest and most interesting place, too.
Time dwellers, blitzers, and condimenters:Thank you!

f0rmi

Tossing this forward. (New poster's posts are hidden until moderators can determine that it's not a spambot... when they finally appear, their position is unchanged, and in a thread that moves this quickly, is buried.)

So, welcome, f0rmi, to this mad world!

And did you actually read all six hundred pages - start to finish? That is an astounding feat! (I take it you started reading when the comic started?) edit: Of course you did - that's what you just said, above. Time does things to people's brains!

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nerdsniped wrote:Yeah. At this point, I think it's clear that if there's anything interesting hidden in the Timeframe names... well, (link added) OtherComic 516.
I'm sure lying that way to us is considered heresy.
That's what they want you to believe. :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Mon May 20, 2013 3:41 am UTC

ucim wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:
nerdsniped wrote:Yeah. At this point, I think it's clear that if there's anything interesting hidden in the Timeframe names... well, (link added) OtherComic 516.

I'm sure lying that way to us is considered heresy.
That's what they want you to believe. :)
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It was exactly about the link that I was talking about.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Mon May 20, 2013 3:52 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Mon May 20, 2013 4:04 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Mon May 20, 2013 4:53 am UTC


Ahh, GeoGuessr... I always end up getting way too into it, and doing tons of detective work to find out EXACTLY where I am XD
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Arky » Mon May 20, 2013 4:55 am UTC

Obligatory "Othercomic is a reference to Time" theory:

Meanwhile, I'm rapidly becoming a connoisseur of unmarked dirt roads over flat, barren landscapes
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby DavidRa » Mon May 20, 2013 5:03 am UTC

Is it wrONG to belONG to the tribe of ONG?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Mon May 20, 2013 5:22 am UTC



Gah! Tried it once, attempting to guess based on foliage where it was. I was completely wrong on most counts (whyever was it in Australia 3 times in a row? And why does Australia look so much like the rest of the world!?)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Platonix » Mon May 20, 2013 5:26 am UTC

Arky wrote:Obligatory "Othercomic is a reference to Time" theory:

Meanwhile, I'm rapidly becoming a connoisseur of unmarked dirt roads over flat, barren landscapes

Obligatory "Othercomic is a reference to OTT" theory:

alt-text mentions LegoLand in Denmark. Is that place chiefly built from brick? :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby DavidRa » Mon May 20, 2013 5:27 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:

Ahh, GeoGuessr... I always end up getting way too into it, and doing tons of detective work to find out EXACTLY where I am XD

I played once or twice, kept digging around (going up and down roads and lanes) to find street signs, other features. The only one I got from my homeland (AU) was simple once I figured out there was a phone number on the adjacent building - closest effort "0.005km" (5 metres or 15 feet) from the "right" point. That's when I figured out I was too OCD to enjoy it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Mon May 20, 2013 5:41 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Mon May 20, 2013 6:02 am UTC

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Coming on the next newpix.

There was a fly in newpix#1463 (offcenter, half-a-cue up), gone in the next two. Nothing I can tell in the current two.
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Re: 1190: "Time" - "The Story of NewPixBot"

Postby azule » Mon May 20, 2013 7:02 am UTC

Awaiting avails another anthropomorphic adventure!


Our story unfolds with some plans on a man's desk. A blueprint. Crudely drawn shapes overlap above, under, and around other shapes, resembling something uncannily familiar. Writing is scrawled plentifully around, yet it cannot be deciphered.

This man is very busy. He has built a lot of things. He gives talks to others trying to increase their knowledge. He is left with little time to enjoy the little things in life. With his plans ready, the man begins work.

Every day a bell is rung. Twenty-four times in that day it is rung. For every bell ring, the man has finished fashioning a shape from the page into an object in front of him. Piece by piece the man progresses. He forgoes his sleep to build. In the dead of the night he passes out only to be woken by the 'dong' of the bell from which point he continues.

After three sleepless weeks of toiling, the man has every piece he needs. There are boxes stacked, diodes lined, and circuit boards prepared. Today, at the start of the first 'bong', the man assembles his creation. His work lasts fifteen hours.

"Hello", the man says. Before him stands a tall, square creature. It does not respond.

"Hello, you are my creation. I will give you a name soon, but first I must see if you are as capable as I've made you to be." The creature stares and still does not move.

"I command that you go forth into the world and retrieve for me something full of intrigue and mystery." The man touches the creature with his hand. The creature begins its noisy stroll, heading out the door. The man sits, not working, but simply waiting. He sits but he does not rest. At least not yet.

_______________________

The creature travels far. A bell ring marks its journey's end. Opening its eyes the creation captures a scene. With quickness it now heads back to the home of its creator.

The man sits, dozing off, when the sound of a motor pulls him from the grip of his nemesis. The creature has returned.

"Ahh, my creation. Welcome home." The man stands, filled with excitement. "What do you have for me?"

The creature has now been given reason to communicate. ONG.

The man scratches his head. "I have given you the ability of speech, why do you only use the sound of a bell?"

The creature again attempts its vocalization, ONG. With nothing else to be said the creature's eyes brighten, flashing, projecting light. The man knows what function this is. He quickly readies a white screen and turns down the lights.

The man stands to the left of the glowing creature and watches with the glee of discovery. Projected in black and white is a scene. "What is this", the man questions, "is this a beach?"

The scene is hard to make out. There appears to be a couple sitting. All in black and white, but without any depth at all. "I see that you've brought me a picture", the man says, "but what of the distance, what of the background? Why is all I see so flat?"

The creature is still. It does not 'ong', it does not move. The projection of its eyes fade.

"My creation, you have brought me something, but something of which I cannot understand." The man talks softly, with his hand on the creature's body. "I am intrigued. I am mystified. I find that you have succeeded."

The man paces the room for a moment. "I am not yet satisfied, though." The man comes back to touch his creation again. "I will now bestow upon you the most fitting name my mind can create", the man pauses, "you shall be known as NewPixBot."


Part the Next of the Story of NewPixBot.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Mon May 20, 2013 7:03 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Mon May 20, 2013 7:09 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:Woo, I'm all caught up!
that was pretty quick because
I did skim a lot.

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bricks "LEGOs" if you first call
a brick a LEGO.

Potato cakes or
Scallops? I always call them
Potato scallops.

I keep forgetting to post our name for flat round potato based consumables. It's a lip smacking "gromperenkichelcher".
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Mon May 20, 2013 7:14 am UTC

That was brilliant, azule! I imagined it taking place in a dark, steampunky workshop... this sort of thing :D

*giggles* 69th post...
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Re: 1190: "Time" - "The Story of NewPixBot"

Postby Exodies » Mon May 20, 2013 7:40 am UTC

azule wrote:Awaiting avails another anthropomorphic adventure!


Bravo!

This got me thinking, Cueball and Megan could build stuff with only a dot matrix printer.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ace » Mon May 20, 2013 7:44 am UTC

ucim wrote:
f0rmicUla wrote:
Ace wrote:
ucim wrote:@Ace, and any other new posters Welcome!


Ooh, a personalised welcome! I've been lurking so long (practically since the OTC started - I came to see what the deal was with two stick figures on a beach) that I felt a bit weird about delurking, but I'm feeling better about it now.

I'm a Since-the-beginning-of-Time lurker, too. I've been enjoying XKCD for years, but I rarely went to the forums/fora and didn't feel the need to sign up.
But now, after reading 600ish NPs and feeling encouraged by ucim I just have to take my imaginary hat off to you all. All this creativity and madness, the haikus, poems, hats, velocirhapsodies, charts, maps, and whatnot really give me the feeling that mankind is not all screwed up. This may sound a bit elevated but I mean it. As someone said before, this (the OTT, of course) must be the most civilised place in the internets. To me it is for sure, and the funniest and most interesting place, too.
Time dwellers, blitzers, and condimenters:Thank you!

f0rmi

Tossing this forward. (New poster's posts are hidden until moderators can determine that it's not a spambot... when they finally appear, their position is unchanged, and in a thread that moves this quickly, is buried.)

So, welcome, f0rmi, to this mad world!

And did you actually read all six hundred pages - start to finish? That is an astounding feat! (I take it you started reading when the comic started?) edit: Of course you did - that's what you just said, above. Time does things to people's brains!


Thanks for bringing this forward, ucim! This thread moves so quickly. It's not so big a task to have read it all if you've been lurking since the thread started... ...I skimmed and skipped a lot of the early pages though.

Welcome f0rmi!

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Eternal Density wrote:Woo, I'm all caught up!
that was pretty quick because
I did skim a lot.

You can call LEGO
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a brick a LEGO.

Potato cakes or
Scallops? I always call them
Potato scallops.

I keep forgetting to post our name for flat round potato based consumables. It's a lip smacking "gromperenkichelcher".


Right, yes. Also forgetful. The batter fried potato things are called potato fritters here.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Mon May 20, 2013 7:56 am UTC

@yappobiscuits - 69, dude! Congrats!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Mon May 20, 2013 8:00 am UTC

It's gone slow. Does no one want to be Cardinal number 666?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sheldon » Mon May 20, 2013 8:02 am UTC

DavidRa wrote:
Spoiler:
yappobiscuits wrote:

Ahh, GeoGuessr... I always end up getting way too into it, and doing tons of detective work to find out EXACTLY where I am XD

I played once or twice, kept digging around (going up and down roads and lanes) to find street signs, other features. The only one I got from my homeland (AU) was simple once I figured out there was a phone number on the adjacent building - closest effort "0.005km" (5 metres or 15 feet) from the "right" point. That's when I figured out I was too OCD to enjoy it.

What, you're allowed to move from that starting spot?
Gah, I clearly like to make puzzles harder than they should as I felt like it was cheating when I used zoom! (I also didn't realise until my last guess that I could zoom in on the world map in the corner) :oops:
In my defence, I've never seen nor played it before (there goes any of my Outside time).
I only got one bad guess though (a gaggle of telescopes were on the tip of S.Africa not in the Atacama as I guessed) although I did think getting to within a few hundred km of a random dirt track based purely on the state of the road and there being a discarded beer bottle (sadly no raptorflies or frograptors and I couldn't confirm the presence of any molpy as they blend into the background so well)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ace » Mon May 20, 2013 8:07 am UTC

DavidRa wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:

Ahh, GeoGuessr... I always end up getting way too into it, and doing tons of detective work to find out EXACTLY where I am XD

I played once or twice, kept digging around (going up and down roads and lanes) to find street signs, other features. The only one I got from my homeland (AU) was simple once I figured out there was a phone number on the adjacent building - closest effort "0.005km" (5 metres or 15 feet) from the "right" point. That's when I figured out I was too OCD to enjoy it.

Heh, the only one I even got in the right country was an outback road up north - Aussie bush trees look distinctive, I thought... Next one was another rural road that was not Australia, as I guessed. I guess not as distinctive as I thought.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Mon May 20, 2013 8:14 am UTC

Yeah, the country roads are hardest, makes any "detective work" (i.e. finding signposts :P) virtually impossible... best you can do is figure out the rough area from the terrain or foliage...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flado » Mon May 20, 2013 8:46 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ace » Mon May 20, 2013 8:47 am UTC

As if Megan and Cueball's walkabout wasn't enough, the deserted stretches of roads? I got on that thing are increasing the urge to go travelling again. For now, I'm happy enough to travel vicariously through the OTC.

Besides, I haven't travelled alone yet, and am not sure I want to. Forget safety, who am I going to gush with about seeing cool things?

?Yes, the roads. One image had snow and buildings, another had a lake, but it was the roads that called to me. I don't even know.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Mon May 20, 2013 8:55 am UTC

Ace wrote:As if Megan and Cueball's walkabout wasn't enough, the deserted stretches of roads? I got on that thing are increasing the urge to go travelling again. For now, I'm happy enough to travel vicariously through the OTC.

Besides, I haven't travelled alone yet, and am not sure I want to. Forget safety, who am I going to gush with about seeing cool things?

?Yes, the roads. One image had snow and buildings, another had a lake, but it was the roads that called to me. I don't even know.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Mon May 20, 2013 8:55 am UTC

Note for blitzers - this was originally posted on top of NP666, but was later pushed back by posts being deleted.

SPONTANEOUS METAL INTERLUDE!
Spoiler:
The Newpage of the Beast

Woe to you, O Thread of Time
For Lord Randall sends the newpix with wrath
Because he knows that Time is long.
Let him who doth wait for it
Reckon the newpage of the beast
For it is a human newpage
And its number is six hundred and sixty six.


I left alone, my mind was blank
I needed time to ketchup and rub the coma from my eyes
What did I see, could I believe
That what I saw that morn was real and not just fantasy?

Just what I saw, on that newpage
Were they reflections of these strange folk posting back at me?
'Cause in my dreams, it's always there
The One True Thread that drags me from the outside to its holy snare…

YEEEAAAHHHH!

The page was black, was no use holding back
'Cause I just had to see, had someone quoted me?
On the page dark figures rant and rage
Was all this for real, or just some kind of hell?

SIX! SIX SIX! The newpage of the beast!
Thread of Time was spawned to be released!

Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised
As they start to cry, hands held to the sky
"The river's small!" the leader starts to bawl
"The sea is big!" they cry, together in reply

SIX! SIX SIX! The newpage of the beast!
Timewaiting is going on tonight!

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The ritual carries on, the litany is done
Can this still be real or just some crazy dream?
And I feel drawn towards the hatted hordes
They seem to mesmerise, can't avoid their eyes

SIX! SIX SIX! The newpage of the beast!
SIX! SIX SIX! The one for you and me!

I'm coming back, I will return!
And I will blitz again, the pages I will turn
I've been ensnared, by this thread's force
With semencancerbabies I will take my course!


Edit: Hail SatONG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Mon May 20, 2013 9:14 am UTC

Well done Mr. Biscuits! I can picture you hunched over your keyboard for the last hour newpix waiting for the exact instant to post. Hope you don't get pre-ninja'd by a new poster in the approval queue. Nice ONG too!

Other than that I have nothing to say other that it's coma time and I just want to leave my mark on this notable NP.

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