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Re: 1190: "Time" 17 Year Molpys

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:14 pm UTC

For those of you who don't live in the right part of Madagasgar the North East US, we are having an emergence of 17 year molpys now. Here are the holes the come out of (which they create).
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Holes. 4" wooden pin for scale

This is the wee beastie after emergence.
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17 Year Cicada

And here is the empty hulk after molting. This is all before they start to sing.
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Husk

Enjoy. Sorry it couldn't be spiders tho.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:15 pm UTC

ergman wrote:That's an interesting plant. What does one search with when trying to find the name of an interesting plant?
Edit: Plant Pope! I demandp our royal plantologists do a plant-scan and figure out this guy and his implications!

ppretty please :mrgreen:

Google Image search: madagascar frond shows some potential.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:15 pm UTC

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That's an interesting plant. What does one search with when trying to find the name of an interesting plant?
Edit: Plant Pope! I demandp our royal plantologists do a plant-scan and figure out this guy and his implications!

ppretty please :mrgreen:


Actually looks a lot like some of the plants people were posting as suggestions for what the last leafy bush-tree (neat) was.
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Re: 1190: "Time" 17 Year Molpys

Postby fatness » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:22 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:For those of you who don't live in the right part of Madagasgar the North East US, we are having an emergence of 17 year molpys now.

You have my sympathy. We were visited by them in the Chicago area a few [heretic] years [/heretic] ago. After several wips of them being everywhere all the time you don't even try to avoid stepping on them. What a sucky life...17 years sleeping underground, come out to mate and then die.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:23 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:As for the snake, I'm inclined to agree, anabatica, that GLR does not spend the Time we do on analyzing the flora and fauna of a specific location.
Of course, he doesn't have to. He started with the answer. :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:27 pm UTC

@Charlie - that's a cicada! :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:29 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
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ChronosDragon wrote:Wait...is this real or fake? I don't remember seeing any "brightness-enhanced" versions of frames back when I was ketchupping this section...

Bridges for sale. Bridges for sale.
Step right up, gettcher bridges.
Cheep too.

Hmmm. Kid, you bin had.

Buy one bridge and we'll brightness-enhance it for you for free. Honest. No rly.


Does it count as having been had if I'm already questioning it? :P

But, you're right, he got me good. I'm just confused what bridges have to do with it?


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:34 pm UTC

The plant sort of looks like a fan palm (a little one) but I'm not going to try to outright identify it because my knowledge of flora is even more riverish than my knowledge of fauna*.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:36 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:@Charlie - that's a cicada! :P

Hmmm. Did I noo say that? Or doo ya mean cicada! rather than just ordinary cicada :?:

Or didja really mean cicada!!!!! :?:

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Re: 1190: "Time" 17 Year Molpys

Postby HAL9000 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:37 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:For those of you who don't live in the right part of Madagasgar the North East US, we are having an emergence of 17 year molpys now. Here are the holes the come out of (which they create).
DSC04896.JPG

This is the wee beastie after emergence.
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And here is the empty hulk after molting. This is all before they start to sing.
DSC04903.JPG

Enjoy. Sorry it couldn't be spiders tho.

I really wish I were able to visit the east coast right now; I simply love cicadas. I hope to experience a brood emerging (there's a bunch of different broods, all with different regions and years) at least once in my lifetime. It seems like it would be interesting, and at least a little entertaining (earlier on, that is. Before the dead start piling up :cry: ).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:40 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:41 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Ahh! I missed the Attack of the Molpython while a-coma...
Angelastic wrote:
Someguy945 wrote:Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom

Molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy grapevine grapevine

I couldn't resist.

Also, it's damn hard to say molpy molpy molpy over and over. Always kept devolving into molpy molpy mlopy moply blobly bobbyblobbylobblybloblflbl... Seriously. Try it. I had to do quite a few takes...

That is so great! I was squeeing the whole way through. And it says it was inspired by me! I am honoured.

I wonder if the sea is moving around in such a way that a land bridge has formed between Madagascar (where they are, somewhere near the avenue of the Baobabs) and Africa, which the squirrel and snake crossed. Because, of course, of the Cassinisation. Which sounds like the process of adding cassis to a drink. Maybe the location will eventually be pinpointed and we will surreptitiously be commanded to meet up there. I have the XKCD volume 0 book but haven't actually looked at it as much as I should have, so didn't notice it had a location, though I wouldn't have gone to San Francisco for a meetup anyway.

Or maybe this is the distant past, when Madagascar-Antarctica-India was just breaking off from Africa-South America (hence the Seabig doing funny things), and then for some reason Cuegan killed a lot of the species on Madagascar so that they wouldn't be there today. Also, all the 'people' are primitive proto-people, still evolving from the primordial sticks.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:46 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:
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Ahh! I missed the Attack of the Molpython while a-coma...
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Someguy945 wrote:Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom

Molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy grapevine grapevine

I couldn't resist.

Also, it's damn hard to say molpy molpy molpy over and over. Always kept devolving into molpy molpy mlopy moply blobly bobbyblobbylobblybloblflbl... Seriously. Try it. I had to do quite a few takes...

That is so great! I was squeeing the whole way through. And it says it was inspired by me! I am honoured.

Well you did write the line that comprises the vast majority of the song! ;)
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Re: 1190: "Time" 17 Year Molpys

Postby SBN » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:49 pm UTC

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charlie_grumbles wrote:For those of you who don't live in the right part of Madagasgar the North East US, we are having an emergence of 17 year molpys now.

You have my sympathy. We were visited by them in the Chicago area a few [heretic] years [/heretic] ago. After several wips of them being everywhere all the time you don't even try to avoid stepping on them. What a sucky life...17 years sleeping underground, come out to mate and then die.

So is it better or worse for the ones we have here, which only sleep for 13 years before coming out to mate and then die?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:49 pm UTC

yappobiscuits mentioning 'way back' a bit a-go, made me think of "back, way back" and that made me think of Riddley Walker (by Russell Hoban). It is a good read (and a good re-read as well). It isn't completely unrelated to the OTC, especially for those who have postulated a post-apocalyptic scenario here. It has lots of walking anyway, and lots of riddles.

So many books (ONGs) so little Time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:58 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:Or maybe this is the distant past, when Madagascar-Antarctica-India was just breaking off from Africa-South America (hence the Seabig doing funny things), and then for some reason Cuegan killed a lot of the species on Madagascar so that they wouldn't be there today. Also, all the 'people' are primitive proto-people, still evolving from the primordial sticks.

If this were Pangaea, I would expect to see some actual raptorsTM molpying about. (This theory actually did cross my mind at one point, but the animations I've seen of Pangaea have Madagascar buddying up with India instead of Africa for a while.)


TM Not Spielbergian raptors, but real animals like Velociraptor or Deinonychus.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:06 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Angelastic wrote:Or maybe this is the distant past, when Madagascar-Antarctica-India was just breaking off from Africa-South America (hence the Seabig doing funny things), and then for some reason Cuegan killed a lot of the species on Madagascar so that they wouldn't be there today. Also, all the 'people' are primitive proto-people, still evolving from the primordial sticks.

If this were Pangaea, I would expect to see some actual raptorsTM molpying about. (This theory actually did cross my mind at one point, but the animations I've seen of Pangaea have Madagascar buddying up with India instead of Africa for a while.)


TM Not Spielbergian raptors, but real animals like Velociraptor or Deinonychus.


I just saw a map of Pangea on Facebookf, and I immediately started looking for Madagascar. It's just as plausible a setting as Cassini earth, or post apocalyptic Madagascar.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:16 pm UTC

But no dinosaurs? I can't believe that GLR would set the OTC in Pangaea and miss out on the opportunity to include the ancestors of our sparrow-raptor.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:34 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Angelastic wrote:Or maybe this is the distant past, when Madagascar-Antarctica-India was just breaking off from Africa-South America (hence the Seabig doing funny things), and then for some reason Cuegan killed a lot of the species on Madagascar so that they wouldn't be there today. Also, all the 'people' are primitive proto-people, still evolving from the primordial sticks.

If this were Pangaea, I would expect to see some actual raptorsTM molpying about. (This theory actually did cross my mind at one point, but the animations I've seen of Pangaea have Madagascar buddying up with India instead of Africa for a while.)

Yeah, but before that, the Madagascar-Antarctica-India love triangle was buddied up with Africa-South America, as part of Gondwana, which was part of Pangaea. It says so on the Madagascar wikipedia page.

So I figure, time machines brought all current fauna and flora (the baobabs do look eerily like some specific ones from now, and there wouldn't have been grass back then) into the past, when Madagascar, Antarctica, India, Africa and South America were all joined together. Maybe they're mining for Aorist rods and they've figured out that for time travel to be at all comfortable, they have to bring the entire biosphere. They also brought people, steam bottles, and some flat-pack furniture. Or maybe they're from the far future, when the Sun's about to burn out, and they moved everything way back in time (they didn't want to go back quite this far, for fear of raptors and continental drift, but they miscalculated) in order to have several more billion years of civilization. It was sort of a Noah's Ark thing, but in Time. And the Sea is doing weird things because it's a good Abrahamic Sea (a Holy See?) and it heard that you're supposed to flood when people do that. Everything's put on the same land masses they belong on in the future, because the New New Agers said that would be in harmony with Nature and such, and the editors of Nature did not think that kind of idea would pass peer review, but they saw it as a good marketing opportunity. Anyway, they're in the past, with all the species that hadn't gone extinct yet by the time Time time travel was invented, and it's many yix after the one true time travel event, so by this time, squirpies and molpythons have migrated from the part of Gondwana that will become Africa to the part that will become Madagascar. I'm not sure, but maybe the configuration of the land masses would also explain the movable sunset projection topologies. This makes my hypothesis perfectly plausible, consistent, complete, and sufficiently powerful.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:46 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:Yeah, but before that,
<snip><snip><snip><snip>
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<snip><snip><snip>
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:58 pm UTC

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Angelastic wrote:Yeah, but before that,
<snip><snip><snip><snip>
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<snip><snip><snip>
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Holy mother of Randall. That was awesome. Just freakin' awesome. You go, girl.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:27 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:WavONG fronds?
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Well, they did say the wind was pretty mighty up in the mountains, and the terrain is certainly looking more mountainous!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:00 am UTC

No one's postONG....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:06 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:No one's postONG....

If it wasn't for ChronosDragon, I'd have a double post with two ONGs.

Maybe everyone's off researching flora and fauna. (Or maybe they're creating new filks.
I guess I'll wait for them, while I wait for it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:14 am UTC

I'm not surprised, from where I'm sitting it's 2:14 and I'm awake because there's a computer in front of me that's got info I need to know that's not even Time related.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:28 am UTC

Yeah, it's wixend. People want us to be social. I'd tell them I am being social, on here, but that doesn't quite fly with those fleshy-types.

But SBN is right, some of us are working on Time-related projects, scripts, and stitches. Should I be pondering another story for y'alls?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:44 am UTC

Hi All,

NewData is available for those curious. Also...

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The recursion is some good claiming. Personally, I was going to claim frame 404, but I couldn't find it.

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Someguy945 wrote:Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom

Molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy grapevine grapevine

I couldn't resist.

Also, it's damn hard to say molpy molpy molpy over and over. Always kept devolving into molpy molpy mlopy moply blobly bobbyblobbylobblybloblflbl... Seriously. Try it. I had to do quite a few takes...

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Cool! I would love to see myself in one of these someday, though I never fully understood the logic behind my association with the death card...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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I'll wear it proudly. Thanks for the great manip work!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:01 am UTC

ISHOULDBECOMAONG...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:03 am UTC

Kieryn wrote:
Spoiler:
yappobiscuits wrote:Ahh! I missed the Attack of the Molpython while a-coma...
Angelastic wrote:
Someguy945 wrote:Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom

Molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy grapevine grapevine

I couldn't resist.

Also, it's damn hard to say molpy molpy molpy over and over. Always kept devolving into molpy molpy mlopy moply blobly bobbyblobbylobblybloblflbl... Seriously. Try it. I had to do quite a few takes...

AWESOME! You Sir, have a gift.
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Thanks! Yum, molpybadger cake!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:20 am UTC

Angelastic wrote:
fhorn wrote:2not sold except through - Randalldammit, through whom the hell is butter only sold again?

Through ME. And as punishment for forgetting that, I grant you the right to sell negative one (-1) pixel of butter per newpix.


Aw, really? But it was really late when I wrote that, and I was so tired, and the sun was in my eyes, and the oboe was sharp, and my glove was too tight, and he started it, and my friends' Angelastics don't make them do that, and you only live once, and the molpy ate my homework..........
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:33 am UTC

ZoomanSP wrote:ISHOULDBECOMAONG...
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10x posts aren't that significant. For instance, this is my 10467th post!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:38 am UTC

fhorn wrote:
Angelastic wrote:
fhorn wrote:2not sold except through - Randalldammit, through whom the hell is butter only sold again?

Through ME. And as punishment for forgetting that, I grant you the right to sell negative one (-1) pixel of butter per newpix.


Aw, really? But it was really late when I wrote that, and I was so tired, and the sun was in my eyes, and the oboe was sharp, and my glove was too tight, and he started it, and my friends' Angelastics don't make them do that, and you only live once, and the molpy ate my homework..........
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:49 am UTC

ucim wrote:
fhorn wrote:
Angelastic wrote:
fhorn wrote:2not sold except through - Randalldammit, through whom the hell is butter only sold again?

Through ME. And as punishment for forgetting that, I grant you the right to sell negative one (-1) pixel of butter per newpix.


Aw, really? But it was really late when I wrote that, and I was so tired, and the sun was in my eyes, and the oboe was sharp, and my glove was too tight, and he started it, and my friends' Angelastics don't make them do that, and you only live once, and the molpy ate my homework..........
Yanno, you just got an awesome gift.... antibutter! Imagine what mischief can now arise!

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Won't we need to make antimargarine for our vegan friends? Otherwise it won't be particularly fair. They wouldn't be able to un-butter things.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:00 am UTC

leavONG the frame
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:03 am UTC

I had to skim again :-( but at least I caught this bit of creativity from yappobiscuits. Thank you...it's stuck in my head, so I'll thank you now, because I may start cursing you in a little while.
Angelastic wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:...
Angelastic wrote:
Someguy945 wrote:Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom

Molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy grapevine grapevine

I couldn't resist....

That is so great! I was squeeing the whole way through. And it says it was inspired by me! I am honoured.

I wonder if the sea is moving around in such a way that a land bridge has formed between Madagascar (where they are, somewhere near the avenue of the Baobabs) and Africa, which the squirrel and snake crossed...

Or maybe this is the distant past, when Madagascar-Antarctica-India was just breaking off from Africa-South America (hence the Seabig doing funny things)...

Ah, yes. The Cassinite heresy and alternatives. Well, more about that in a moment. I came upon this while checking for discussion about the Cassinite heresy. I'll have to find the latest installment of the Case of the Little River...
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More thoughts on Africa vs. Madagascar
Right now, it seems like the only evidence pointing us to Madagascar is the presence of wowtrees, which are a specific species of baobab (Grandidier's Baobab) that only appears there. Problems arise when trying to apply the movement of the sun in the OTC to the parts of Madagascar where these trees grow - so much so that Qalyar suggested that rotating Madagascar 90 degrees would be the only way to make it fit (the Cassini theory). In addition, Madagascar has no squirpy-squirrels. It also has no snakes with horns ("spikes") over their eyes.

The continent of Africa, on the other hand, has squirpy-squirrels. It has horned snakes. It has the Calabar python, which fits Cueball's description very well. It has an east-west coast along the Gulf of Guinea that might better suit the sun-movement in the OTC. The one major sticking point is the lack of wowtrees, though there is another species of baobab common throughout Africa.

A new, very OTT-centric theory: GLR (or more likely, spies of GLR) report to him that the OTT is wild about Madagascar as the location for the OTC, based on the wowtrees. Randall did not intend for the location of the OTC to be Madagascar, but how to correct us? The solution: inserting the molpysnakeB and having Cuegan discuss its specific looks, betting that we will identify a weird-looking species of snake, and in so doing, figure out that we are not in Madagascar anymore, Toto. This might be a silly theory, but looking at this from a temporal angle, the description of the molpysnakeB is viable as a correction to our speculations. As a ROTOTTer* as well as an Africa-ist, you can see why my mind jumps to this conclusion (wheee!).

Awww... I was a Cassinite heretic. I saw the appearance of the snake just before the Outside pulled me away, but I hadn't seen the description. Now I have to adjust...

I had considered that this might be our world, but not our time...but I think the distant future would be the candidate, not the past. It doesn't even have to be geologically distant, since humans have moved species around. There's still that pesky steam bottle...

I agree that the detailed description of the snake is not just random dialogue. It's another clue, or a message to us: "Stop looking for clues...it's not flippin' Madagascar! Just follow the directions in the alt text." I'm not in the Randall-made-a-mistake-with-the-avenue-of-the-baobabs camp, though. So, I'm starting to agree that this is simply taking place in the Randallverse. Sigh, I was such a devoted Cassinite heretic.

Finally, I searched the forum to see if I could make this comment, but kbookbinder ninja'd me:
k.bookbinder wrote:
Kieryn wrote:blONGtchy
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They see color! :shock:


It's a 3-D Randallverse with color. Now to find that installment of The Case of the Little River
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:06 am UTC

mathrec wrote:I had to skim again :-( but at least I caught this bit of creativity from yappobiscuits. Thank you...it's stuck in my head, so I'll thank you now, because I may start cursing you in a little while.
...
*molpy molpy molpy ... grapevine*

*diabolical laughter* :D
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Hroom, no need to be hasty, young hobbit supercomputer. Hrum, hoom.

ETA: Oh, I'm the yappopebiscuits.
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