1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Wed May 22, 2013 5:11 am UTC

Goggalor wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Beautifully put. I have felt and still feel just the same way.

I'm glad I'm not the only one.
ChronosDragon wrote:"I have felt nothing in the entire time I watched this comic and read this thread."

said no one here

Yeah well, maybe there's thousands of people who have looked at this comic and thread and have said exactly that?
Unlikely I know, but possible nonetheless.


While it's true that many Outsiders may gaze upon the OTC's majesty and be resistant to its empowering force, I think our continued dedication to being here and talking about it proves that everyone here is certainly enraptured.

That qualifier on my statement as well as the condition that they've seen the comic and the thread would narrow it down to a smaller, devoted group. Or so I'd hope.

But let us dwell not on the incorrigible nature of unconverted Outsiders. Let us instead remark on the fact that Megan and Cueball are having a plight similar to our own in attempting to decipher strange markings upon a communal surface. Perhaps they're encoded in rot-13.

Rot...as in rotten. Corroded. It's a play on words, heh.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Wed May 22, 2013 5:12 am UTC

Goggalor; Congrats on your 100th post and an Ong at that.
I'm not real good at finding foodie pics, but I raise a mug of A&W to you.

Also, thanks for being the first to answer my musing about "First-Timers" here. Maybe others will see that and stop in and pull up a chair and sit a spell.

{Gravity increasing toward horizontal padded platform....coma time}
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Arky » Wed May 22, 2013 5:14 am UTC

We get the first solid sign of what Cuegan are (if they're on Earth, anyway), and now there's talk about strange markings and understanding them?

We're being trolled again, I know, but does anyone know a good site for booking holidays to Madagascar? We can't start preparing too early!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xpatiate » Wed May 22, 2013 5:15 am UTC

So the markings are clearly not random, but are not any language/symbol they can understand. Will we get to see them?

Goggalor wrote:I just think this whole comic and thread are really, really cool.

Me too :)

ucim wrote:Clickty clikety;
HAL (not the red one) com-
manded the spoiler to
hide and restore,

characteristically
monomaniacal,
stopping at last when his
dactyl was sore.


Consecutive double-dactyls! I tips me hat. I've been wondering if it would be possible to construct a double-dactyl (verse) that consists of three consecutive double-dactyls (words) (plus obviously an extra four syllables on the end) - I have plenty of adjective/noun combinations, but adjective/adjective/noun seems like cheating and I have not yet found a hexasyllabic verb...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Wed May 22, 2013 5:16 am UTC

I ain't a loopist, but this would be a good point to start the loop...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Wed May 22, 2013 5:25 am UTC

Sciscitor wrote:I ain't a loopist, but this would be a good point to start the loop...


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed May 22, 2013 5:26 am UTC

Nice one astrocub!
<snipped part because the post edit I was suggesting has already been done now>

If anyone ever needs a userscript to prank people who have a browser with greasemonkey/tampermonkey to which you have physical access, I whipped this up:
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Code: Select all

// ==UserScript==
// @name       TubeChanger
// @version    1.1.6
// @description  alters youtube links to point somewhere else.
// @match      http://*/*
// ==/UserScript==

var vids = ['oHg5SJYRHA0', 'pzGcpHxqYIk', '9p55jwAwwzw', 'ZnHmskwqCCQ', 'K2cYWfq--Nw', 'nTbL5elVXrU', 'zQq12lDl0Kk', 'RCNMETN-XnM'];
//some random youtube vids: replace with whatever you like (or your target doesn't)

function convertise(node) {
    var tubeLinks = node.querySelectorAll ("a[href*='watch?']");
    for (var J = tubeLinks.length - 1;  J >= 0;  --J) {
        if(Math.floor(Math.random()*2)==1)continue;
        var tLink  = tubeLinks[J];
        //GM_log(tLink.href)
        var exp = /v=.+?(&|$)/
        var rep = "v="+vids[Math.floor(Math.random() * vids.length)]+"$1"
        //GM_log(rep)
        var conv = tLink.href.replace(exp, rep)
        //GM_log(conv)
        tLink.href = conv
    }
}
convertise(document.body)
It does the following:
Spoiler:
Replaces half of all youtube links on any page loaded, with links to randomly chosen youtube videos from a pre-programmed list. It only changes one part of the URL (the page identifier after v=, as in "v=oHg5SJYRHA0") so any other page options are preserved, and of course the text and image on the youtube link aren't affected.
And yes, it uses a regular expression!

Have fun!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Wed May 22, 2013 5:29 am UTC

ucim wrote:
Spoiler:
HAL9000 wrote:
ucim wrote:This list may not make my comments any more coherent, but at least you can play with opening and closing the spoiler! :)
*clicky clicky clicky clicky clicky clicky* ooooooohh

Clickty clikety;
HAL (not the red one) com-
manded the spoiler to
hide and restore,

characteristically
monomaniacal,
stopping at last when his
dactyl was sore.

*applauds*
That one is very good. Thank you!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Platonix » Wed May 22, 2013 5:32 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:...And all Megan could come up with was "Oh. Yeah."? That's all?
(I know, that's what she said. I don't care. I'll go back to cominpFIPEHA8GW)

It seemed to me like Megan was so utterly entranced by the power and majesty of this enormous tree that observing fine detail hadn't even occurred to her.
"There are markings on the trunk."
"Oh. Yeah. Um, that was definitely what had my attention, as well..." :oops:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Wed May 22, 2013 5:33 am UTC

Rule110 wrote:Well, if their world had turned out to be two-dimensional (or three-dimensional but "thin") as was once believed, then getting past these trees would have been quite a challenge.

It might still be, if there are drop bears in them.

I've replaced your words with an identical copy. Like it?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Wed May 22, 2013 5:48 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
Exodies wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote::D WELCOME VYTRON! I must give you a present present... Let's see now, we've had cupcakes, sorbet... have some crumpets!
Spoiler:
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/me bites the screen

Two landmark posts so close to each other! Happy 400th, Exodies!
Spoiler:
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Whatta cake, thanks!
I'm surprised that someone with your scrollophobia would post such a bigun.

Funny thing - after I edited my bites the screen post, it became #401. Am I hallucinating?
EDIT oh what a silly bunt, I had posted my 401. Ignore mindless drivel.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Wed May 22, 2013 5:51 am UTC

Vytron wrote:...*Steps out of time vortex*

I did it! I'm now in the present!
...
Thanks everyone for waiting for it with me! I truly appreciate all your efforts for making this thread as awesome as it is!

See Vytron out here among us! / Humongous treats, everyone!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 22, 2013 6:10 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Wed May 22, 2013 6:24 am UTC

ttscp wrote:I've been playing with Sciscitor's data a little. Here are two graphs plotting all the posts in the thread, new information content (score)23 versus post length. The bottom graph shows all posts. The top graph shows all posts with outliers removed. Vertical axis is length and horizontal axis is score.

NiceNeat. May I suggest using logarithmic scale on one or even two axes for clearity.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Vytron » Wed May 22, 2013 6:35 am UTC

By the way, I saved this synchronicity for another time...

I saw BlitzGirl reaching her 400th post while she had just passed her 500th one!

Spoiler:
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And NOW I saw k.bookbinder reach 200th, Goggalor reach 100, and Exodies reach 400, all within a newpix and a half! Let's celebrate, I got Cheese and Blackberry Ice Cream:

Spoiler:
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My favorite!

Micro-ketchup:

@taixzo
@ergman
@mathrec


Spoiler:
taixzo wrote:You made it Vytron!!!


Thanks taixzo!!!

@ergman's Kool-aid-man: I lol'd! :mrgreen: - Have come deprivation more often!
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Sweeeet! :)



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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikro2nd » Wed May 22, 2013 6:43 am UTC

Montov wrote:By the way, I'm a highly experienced botanist, just by reading the next website for 5 minutes:
http://www.feedipedia.org/node/525


WOW. That site is a brilliant resource - thanks for posting it!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 22, 2013 7:10 am UTC

BELONGERSHIPS...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby foilman » Wed May 22, 2013 7:21 am UTC

Perhaps the "strange markings" was writing, and neither of them knows how to read. If so, I wonder what it said? "Warning: danger ahead"? "Beware the molpy"?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Swein » Wed May 22, 2013 7:24 am UTC

Waking up after coma, doing some ketchuping on from the rather sleepy needle pulled thing I've read the last days - but Ouch! Thing happens while I'm not here! We got Baobabs! We got the intelligence service giving us a location! We got Vytron in the present! Welcome Vytron! We got new songs and poetry!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Wed May 22, 2013 7:42 am UTC

foilman wrote:Perhaps the "strange markings" was writing, and neither of them knows how to read. If so, I wonder what it said? "Warning: danger ahead"? "Beware the molpy"?

Maybe it was in a language they don't understand. With a bit of luck they find some sort of Rosetta Stone ahead so they can translate.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Selcouth » Wed May 22, 2013 7:52 am UTC

Or perhaps they were a symbolic rendering of a scene?

Also, if there were campers not far behind, I imagine they easily found the baobabs as well. Maybe they left the markings? And what happened to them?

Has anyone read the Swiss Family Robinson? There were giant trees in there too, mangroves I think. Maybe these are mangroves instead? Could also be sycamores/redwoods/whatever's in Yosemite.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikro2nd » Wed May 22, 2013 7:54 am UTC

*whew... finally caught up*

Rule110 wrote:The earliest it would be plausible for anyone to have cultivated one outside its native region is about three centuries ago.


Why 300 years? People have been trucking seeds and plants about the place for millenia. *scratches head*

AluisioASG wrote:...And all Megan could come up with was "Oh. Yeah."? That's all?


Made an interesting discovery last night just before coma... The OTC takes on a whole new aura if you read the dialogs in a breathy sort of Laurie Anderson style... use Deep Voice Machine for Cueball (or maybe borrow Lou Reed's voice), and her normal voice for Megan,... So Megan's last comment would go something like,

"Ohhhhh.h.h."




"Yeaaah!h!..."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Wed May 22, 2013 8:01 am UTC

Looking back-ONG:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Wed May 22, 2013 8:09 am UTC

@Vytron - Welcome to the Present.

k.bookbinder wrote:Climbing uphill, perhaps they were too tired to look up and were concentrating on looking at the ground, keeping one foot in front of the other?
Indeed. As has been noted by others.

ucim wrote:
Spoiler:
azule wrote:Finally caught up with the Papal story, ucim. It's turning out good. Please bring back the [quote/] tags, they helped me to focus. :)
Glad you're enjoying it. I use the quote tags when I am doing a screenplay or stage script format. When I am using a novel format, which concentrates on prose descriptions over dialog, I leave it the way a novelist might write it.
Would it help if I put quotes in italics?
Spoiler:
re: the trees: If the Cuegan are in fact occupying a 3D world, of which we see 2D slices, it may well be that they are turning left and right as they are traveling. The trees may have been hidden by other hills or vegetation that we didn't see because they curved around it rather than climbing it directly.

If they are 2D, perhaps their world is smaller and it's below the horizon.

Or, maybe they are not all that observant. :)

Thanks for trying to accommodate me, but I think italics have more meaning than can be used in that way. I like the style of treating each quoted person in its own "paragraph", because their dialogue is that important. Its what I do in my stories. I think I learned it from some books.

I guess the tree comment was addressed to me. If there is turning left or right, I think it's done at the edge of frames. Which...would explain why that one tree is cut off: because they entered another 2D slice.... :shock: Genius, ucim!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ace » Wed May 22, 2013 8:15 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:pelrigg sideways thinking TM
#3: Skybroom trees. Soon we'll see the Dragons Of Pern in the sky fighting Thread. (No, sillies, not the OTT)

Wow, that was a reference I was not expecting to see. 'Ooh, skybroom? Hmm, are they a real tree? Or used in some other fictional universe? Wait, Pern, really?' (I got the reference, I just wasn't expecting it to be the one that I got.)

Baobabs as skybroom, hmm, I can see that.

Mini-ketchup today - all caught up, not much to say.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Wed May 22, 2013 8:19 am UTC

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AluisioASG wrote:
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Not sure if sincere or evil. But, thanks anyways, I guess.

yappobiscuits wrote:And a brilliant conclusion it is too! I can't help but picture the town as the one from the artwork for Avantasia's latest album, which is funnily enough called... The Mystery of Time.
Cool scene. I would image a style like this (didn't want to influence anyone's view of it before the story finished). Some of the other "inventors" could be there too, like Kieryn and Sciscitor. And thankees!

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At first your statement confused me. I now take it to mean that you probably expected a different direction for the story, either based on my previous "romp" or on my normal posting style. I'll take it as a compliment in some good way. Thanks!

Exodies wrote:Read and enjoyed - but, and this is a little but - I think you rushed the ending; I patiently await the second edition where the pace is more relaxed throughout.
Thank you. Let me put it this way, there is room for more story, more mystery, and maybe even a resolution to the mystery. (I would just have to figure all of that out.) :mrgreen: Question: Second Edition?

lmjb1964 wrote:ucim and azule, wonderful stories, thank you!!
My BFF read my story, woot! ;)

mscha wrote:The story of newpixbot: cool! And indeed, it's a mo mip old – Time flies.
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About the “CampONG”: indeed, very pescient of newpixbot! In fact, I think we can safely assume that every single one of newpixbot's ONGs makes a prediction that will come true at some point, we just don't know when, could be yips from now. (The good thing about this theory is that you can't prove it wrong ... until Time ends, and then it doesn't matter anymore. Image)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rvloon » Wed May 22, 2013 8:19 am UTC

Opiboble wrote:I have made it a note to Coma Blitzers and it isn't has bold and harsh. I like Ketchup posts/blasts from the past but I still think people coming back from Coma should be responsible with there blind posts, it doesn't take that long to read 3-5NP and quote discussions properly.


Does that include pointing out people's wrong usage of 'their' and 'there' or should we leave that to other people from the present too ? ;-)

Ok, I'll go back to my quest of catching up and wondering whether those molpy's actually showed up or whether I missed a newpix or two.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed May 22, 2013 8:43 am UTC

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pelrigg wrote:#3:
Spoiler:
Skybroom trees
. Soon we'll see the Dragons Of Pern in the sky fighting Thread. (No, sillies, not the OTT)


Isn't that a spoiler? I am reading Pern ATM, and I haven't seen the
Spoiler:
Skybroom trees
I have a clue what they are and
Spoiler:
that they are on the Southern Continent holding the Dawn Sisters up
but I haven't seen them yet.
I am not spoiler sensitive (I have a very bad memory)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rvloon » Wed May 22, 2013 8:47 am UTC

fhorn wrote:Does the OTT even have Blitzers anymore? Are they an endangered, molpy-like species, having stuck their heads out of the ground and then burrowed away???


I am currently on page 651, moving my way upward to the present (currently) 681 or so. I do not respond to everything, though. So I am a Ninja-Blitzer, Blitzing unseen, just like we may appear to be Ninja-like to the OTC people, just something on the edge of their peripheral vision.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Wed May 22, 2013 9:01 am UTC

I didn't know you were blitzing, I thought you were just posting like normal.

QONG
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Edit: There's about half a frame of movement. Odd... But, I think it's just to showcase both of the trees.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ace » Wed May 22, 2013 9:13 am UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
Spoiler:
pelrigg wrote:#3: Skybroom trees. Soon we'll see the Dragons Of Pern in the sky fighting Thread. (No, sillies, not the OTT)


Isn't that a spoiler? I am reading Pern ATM, and I haven't seen the Skybroom trees I have a clue what they are and that they are on the Southern Continent holding the Dawn Sisters up but I haven't seen them yet.
I am not spoiler sensitive (I have a very bad memory)

Maybe, maybe not. But Pern has a lot of things that have their own names, spiderclaws and wherries and whatnot. (I don't count herdbeasts/felines/runners/etc, those are effectively renamed Earth animals: some kind of livestock (probably cows), cats, and horses)
Wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed May 22, 2013 9:20 am UTC

Ace wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
Spoiler:
pelrigg wrote:#3: Skybroom trees. Soon we'll see the Dragons Of Pern in the sky fighting Thread. (No, sillies, not the OTT)


Isn't that a spoiler? I am reading Pern ATM, and I haven't seen the Skybroom trees I have a clue what they are and that they are on the Southern Continent holding the Dawn Sisters up but I haven't seen them yet.
I am not spoiler sensitive (I have a very bad memory)

Maybe, maybe not. But Pern has a lot of things that have their own names, spiderclaws and wherries and whatnot. (I don't count herdbeasts/felines/runners/etc, those are effectively renamed Earth animals: some kind of livestock (probably cows), cats, and horses)


True, but I guess I'll find out soon enough. I am reading "Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern" at the moment. I'll just have to wait for it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Wed May 22, 2013 9:21 am UTC

Blind posts are great, they spread events out in time, so if you are struck by lazinessforced by circumstances beyond your control to do a skip, then with the blind post spread you will get a summary view of a variety of events rather than a single topic on a page.
Surely that could have been expressed more clearly?

And - maybe light is affected by gravity more in Cuebal and Megan land, so the light from the distant trees hit the ground before reaching them.

Also - is this the mysterious writing?
Spoiler:
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Or this
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But who is Justin? That would certainly explain why Megan didn't read it out to Cueball.

He gets around, does our Justin
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Someone who couldn't make their mind up:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby PhoenixRising » Wed May 22, 2013 9:24 am UTC

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Perpetually 10 NP back. Let's see if I can break the cycle today.

Seaish ketchup wall:

@mscha re: double-dactyls
@azule re: NewPixBot
@Sciscitor re: information content
@Opiboble re: Chronothanatophobia and immortality
@StratPlayer re: LoTR/burning a phoenix
@HES re: leave of absence
@Smithers re: atari breakout


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

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

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

Welcomy belcomy
Eternal Destiny
You must have skimmed quite a
    little too fast.
Didn't you notice we
now double dactyl? In
OTT-poetry
    haikus are past.

Edit to add Image to make clear that I'm just joking. Of course, feel free to post in whatever form you like...


Poor mscha. I think you'll be stuck speaking in double-dactyls forever now. If it's any consolation your creativity with the verbal gymnastics continues to amaze me.


azule wrote: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.
<snip>


Awesome work! I love the story of NewPixBot so far, and I look forward to seeing the second part (not gonna cheat so I'll have to ketchup to it in the usual way).


Sciscitor wrote:Ok some new things after playing with my new data metric.
First the list of the 100 top creative Timewaiters (not accounting for creativity outside the OTT like websites, pictures, playlists, wikis etc.). The list differs in minor but interesting ways from Kieryn's1 here. The number in parenthesis is the One True Accumulated Creative Score (or short OTACS).


Woo, I made the top 100! But how am I #13 on that list but #58 on Kieryn's postcount list? Is it just because my ketchup posts are so long and therefore considered to be full of information? (I don't fully understand how you calculated the information content of each post, so I'm slightly hung up on how someone with fewer posts could have similar IC to someone with more.)


Opiboble wrote:Yeah I have Chronothanatophobia big time! :/ need immortality meds.


Would phoenixdown do?


StratPlayer wrote:
Angelastic wrote:
Earthling on Mars wrote:You know, I've actually never seen Star Wars. I know. Burn me at the stake.

It's okay! Neither have I. And I admitted it while trapped on a ship full of geeks, and they didn't kill me. Timewaiters will probably be nice to us too.

It's OK. It's not like never seeing the LOTR movies or something really good... the Star Wars films are very entertaining, but for every cool thing in the films, you have to put up with a cheesy thing, too (the Ewoks or Jar-Jar Binks anyone?).


Oh yay. And this right after I said I'd never watched LoTR. I expect to reach my earlier signpost and find myself burnt at the stake (although Iunno exactly how you burn a phoenix. But you guys will find a way if anyone can.)


HES wrote:And on that classy note, I fear I must drop out of the OTT for a while. Finals are getting scarily close and I can't be using all by brainpower deciphering double-dactyls or getting distracted into making any more song parodies...For the next 2.5wix I simply won't have time for Time :( (Afterwards though, I'll have nothing but it, and will Blitzsprint back to the future1) You'll all be here when I get back, right!?

Right?

Guys?

1Not that back to the future


I for one have no plans on going anywhere. Assuming Time doesn't end before you get back, I doubt anyone else is going anywhere either. Best of luck with finals!


Smithers wrote:

OMR! I figuratively cannot stop looking at pictures of desserts/puddings/sweets now. This is almost as addictive as the image search for atari breakout


Why would that be addicting? O_o *checks it out* ...oh. I see. I see.

I'm never gonna get caught back up to the Present, am I?
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This is getting out of hand. Stop that right this minute.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed May 22, 2013 9:42 am UTC

@: PhoenixRising

If you do decide to build a time-stopping machine to have the time to ketchup please heed the following warnings:
1. Do not forget to exempt yourself and the time machine from the stopped time. Otherwise you won't be able to shut it off.
2. Duplicate of rule one, just because it's really important.
3. Do not forget to download the OTT(with link-following) to an computer that's exempted from the stopped time. The servers will be stopped in time, so you wouldn't be able to read it otherwise.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kazza3 » Wed May 22, 2013 10:00 am UTC

ENTSONG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Arky » Wed May 22, 2013 10:15 am UTC

http://ericrossacademic.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/historic-baobab-trees-of-senegal/

The Guy Werugën was used during coronation ceremonies to measure the height of the new damel. Its trunk still caries numerous incised marks consisting of vertical and oblique strokes and aligned dots.

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Perhaps Cuegan are in Senegal? Descendants of shipwrecked mariners in a deserted area- explaining why they have a grasp of building and ropes yet appear to completely lack for formal education, and don't understanding the markings on the baobab tree....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby XonqNopp » Wed May 22, 2013 10:23 am UTC

Arky wrote:Perhaps Cuegan are in Senegal? Descendants of shipwrecked mariners in a deserted area- explaining why they have a grasp of building and ropes yet appear to completely lack for formal education, and don't understanding the markings on the baobab tree....

Wow... I did not think the OTT will come this far and give my username its meaning... :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Arky » Wed May 22, 2013 10:36 am UTC

XonqNopp wrote:
Arky wrote:Perhaps Cuegan are in Senegal? Descendants of shipwrecked mariners in a deserted area- explaining why they have a grasp of building and ropes yet appear to completely lack for formal education, and don't understanding the markings on the baobab tree....

Wow... I did not think the OTT will come this far and give my username its meaning... :mrgreen:


*googles Xonq Nopp*

Whoa.

We've all had many "get out of my head Randall" moments but a "get out of my username Randall" moment?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Wed May 22, 2013 10:44 am UTC

Right on, Arky!


A bit more accurate Panorama, with the zoomout of just that tree canopy frame, not the other way around.
Without that frame there's a gap (which you can see if you look for the fuzz).
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Time does drag on and on and contain spoilers. Be aware of memes.


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