1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:10 am UTC

Whoa, ε happenings to the left... :?
doctorray wrote:De-lurking to let y'all know that my wife went into labor 10 days ago and my new son was born right before the journey to Rosetta began. It's been a wild week on both the OTC and "new child" fronts. We're conveniently awake for feeding during the oncoming flood. Maybe I have a "one true child"? Hmm...

Re-lurking!

Awesomeful, congrats!

If not "Cueball", since he's the One True Child, maybe name him "Time", middle name "Wait For It".
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:12 am UTC

Is that a Beret and the top of someone's head in that new pile of whatever that appeared?
Nope just the top of a tent it seems :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikro2nd » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:13 am UTC

Prediction: cousin is trapped on a diminishing island. Megball heroically try to save xeש and drown. Thus ends time.

Congrats to doctorray!

שWas it just my imagination, or did SmallDreadlockPerson refer to his cousin as "She" followed by Cueball saying "He"? Probably ninja'd on this anyway.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby frakhorsestaplers » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:15 am UTC

mikro2nd wrote:Prediction: cousin is trapped on a diminishing island. Megball heroically try to save xeש and drown. Thus ends time.

Congrats to doctorray!

שWas it just my imagination, or did SmallDreadlockPerson refer to his cousin as "She" followed by Cueball saying "He"? Probably ninja'd on this anyway.


The "he" turned out to be mustard.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:21 am UTC

mikro2nd wrote:שWas it just my imagination, or did SmallDreadlockPerson refer to his cousin as "She" followed by Cueball saying "He"? Probably ninja'd on this anyway.

That was revealed to be mustard. GLR has since fixed the frame.
(Ninja'd, but keeping for the link to mscha's post.)

Just for fun, this:

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Gray is old pixels, red is new pixels, and pale blue is wish-fulfillment. :wink:

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Wow, I've burned through 50 regular redundakitties, not counting special manips and beanish ones!


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Xenocat » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:24 am UTC

dm214 wrote:
mscha wrote:The differences are:
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  1. Apocryphal frames. Something went wrong, way back, and two separate series of images were released every newpix. The GLR later fixed this by making the images for both series identical, but you can see the original ones in my viewer. The canonical listing (i.e. mine) lists those as 256a, 257a and 258a; Aubron has them as 256, 257 and 258, and continues with 259, 260, 261 (which are identical to its 256, 257, 258) where the canonical listing has 256, 257, 258; and Geekwagon doesn't have them at all.
  2. Meteor frames. These 5 frames appeared, between (canonical) frames 2440 and 2441, in short succession. Since they arrived outside of the regular schedule, the canonical list numbers them 2440a-2440e. (This way, you can still relatively simply convert an Outside timestamp to a newpix number.) Both Aubron and Geekwagon just numbered those through, 2444-2448 and 2441-2445.


Is this relevant?
Xenocat wrote:The last frame that Geekwagon has correct is G2964 = M2959. It then skips ahead to G2965 = M2967. Then G2966 and G2967 are identical to each other and = M2968.


Not relevant, no. Geekwagon was fixed shortly after I posted that, and is now back to normal operation. The differences in numbering systems between the three viewers are entirely accounted for by the aforementioned Apocryphal Frames and Meteor Frames.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:25 am UTC

Did anyone notice the keywords appearing in some posts?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikro2nd » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:26 am UTC

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mikro2nd wrote:שWas it just my imagination, or did SmallDreadlockPerson refer to his cousin as "She" followed by Cueball saying "He"? Probably ninja'd on this anyway.

That was revealed to be mustard. GLR has since fixed the frame.
(Ninja'd, but keeping for the link to mscha's post.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rvloon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:27 am UTC

Gedeon wrote:DangerONG

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It seems like Cueganites are not much versed in making stuff.

EDIT: URL fixed. I don't know how on Earth it got borked in the first place.


As I said before: NoClueganites. So, basically they're bottomfeeders. Wonder what they do for food, normally.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby b2bomberkrh » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:27 am UTC

Strangely, Megan appears to have put down the map.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:31 am UTC

I think maybe she dropped it in surprise.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:36 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Wow, I've burned through 50 regular redundakitties, not counting special manips and beanish ones!

And my last redundakitty was my 10th, not counting my one redundaotter... that makes you five times more redundant than I am! :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:36 am UTC

Enhance!
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Notice the grey dot which I think lines up with where the dip in the tent was before.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:44 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Wow, I've burned through 50 regular redundakitties, not counting special manips and beanish ones!

And my last redundakitty was my 10th, not counting my one redundaotter... that makes you five times more redundant than I am! :P

Yay! :D I am the redundant queen of redundant posts made by the redundant queen who likes making redundant posts (which are redundant in nature)!

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You can see that Cueball puts his hands to his mouth in 3028 and Megan drops the mapbook in 3029, indicating surprise at whatever-it-is.
The gray patch at the crown of the yurt noted by Latent22 is present both before and after the appearance of whatever-it-is.
I should mention that the twigs resumed their drift on newpix 3028 after that brief pause on 3027 (all numbers mscha).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:49 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Wow, I've burned through 50 regular redundakitties, not counting special manips and beanish ones!

And my last redundakitty was my 10th, not counting my one redundaotter... that makes you five times more redundant than I am! :P

Yay! :D I am the redundant queen of redundant posts made by the redundant queen who likes making redundant posts (which are redundant in nature)!

That redundant post was redundant. Making this redundant post also redundant because it is redundant.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Anna-X » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:52 am UTC

I'm seeing this now!?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rvloon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:54 am UTC

frakhorsestaplers wrote:
jazz14456 wrote:
Wildhound wrote:It's totes obvo that Cueball has spotted an incoming ocean liner and nobody is paying attention to him. Like, Gee Willikers.

KNOW IT'S GUDZILA JEESH!!1111

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XD

Ocean liners are those huge cruise ships, right?


Maybe it's the Titanic, somehow either raised from the seafloor and extensively repaired or just an exact replica (which would probably be less expensive, given that the TItanic's been at the bottom of the ocean for 101 years now and is torn in two, extensively rotted, and very much sunk into the ocean floor).


Obviously, they're seeing this:

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but as I am blindposting this joke will almost certainly have been ninja'd.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Anna-X » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:56 am UTC

^^

...and now I don't?

Strange--it was there for a couple of minutes. (I screen cap'd it).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mk_chem » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:00 am UTC

he said his cousin could swim in fresh water... i predict she tried...

whoops, i totally didn't see the structure coming from the left :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:00 am UTC

CrenellatONG!!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:02 am UTC

Wow, that does look like a bit of castle to the left! LaPetite's return is getting more and more likely...

ETA: And holy mother of mustard, I only just noticed the chirpin' edge of the platform with the flag! HAS to be LaPetite!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:03 am UTC

And the flag! Don't forget the flag! (Actually waving, for once...)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:04 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:And the flag! Don't forget the flag! (Actually waving, for once...)

Editninja'd a bit there ;)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Montov » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:05 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:And the flag! Don't forget the flag! (Actually waving, for once...)


We'll need more frames to see movement, though.

But yay! Flags, floating sandcastle and (probably) LaPetite. Shit just got real.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:07 am UTC

Yaay, LaPetite saves the day!
Sorry, this is to positive for a doomsday prediction
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby elementropy » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:07 am UTC

Howl's moving castle?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:12 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:And the flag! Don't forget the flag! (Actually waving, for once...)

Editninja'd a bit there ;)

The timestamps tell the story. :wink:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby artem » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:12 am UTC

Yes indeed as reported by Anna-X there was grey castle frame visible on the comic page at around 1:52 AM PST. The hash is 33d0e5f8d8122290b90010c5be4d10bd6d3f5292113a83d8cb4d04ed1620a1a6.png - looks like it's still on the server, and it's not listed on xkcd.mscha.org FWIW

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Roneci » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:17 am UTC

They are going to sail away on the platform they built for their sandcastle. The boy's cousin is currently captaining said vessel. They built their own ark without realizing it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:19 am UTC

elementropy wrote:Howl's moving castle?

Hey! Good to see you again!

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Loved the Time Warp!

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I wonder why we skipped to this scene with a black frame. There has been skipping before, but there has also been lots of not-skipping....

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artem wrote:Yes indeed as reported by Anna-X there was grey castle frame visible on the comic page at around 1:52 AM PST. The hash is 33d0e5f8d8122290b90010c5be4d10bd6d3f5292113a83d8cb4d04ed1620a1a6.png - looks like it's still on the server, and it's not listed on xkcd.mscha.org FWIW

This is so neat! This, and the mustard cleanup, is bringing Valarya's chirp back to mind.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eliram » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:21 am UTC

xpatiate wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Uh oh...
Our rope isn't strong enough!

Oh no, the rope! But I still wonder where "hold this or you'll fall" will come in to it... what is there to fall from by the sea? "Hold this or you'll drown/sink" would make sense, but "fall"... hmm, maybe GLR's just teasing us...


Good point. My pick would be some kind of climbing-up-steep-vertical-surface-to-escape-raging-torrent scenario in the near future.


I always thought that Cueball imagines that he is on the ceiling of the world and looking down as he lays. As in http://xkcd.com/1115/
It's about time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:25 am UTC

The Fading frame sounds like a server glitch - I believe that's happened before quite regularly, but I am not knowledgeable about such things.

What I can present is another manip! Quite seaish, so spoiler:
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Gray is old pixels, red is new pixels, and blue is no-longer-wish-fulfillment! :D
I lined the castle up based on the surviving crenellation that just came into view on the left side.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eliram » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:28 am UTC

Good the see the old sandcastle platform again.
However, it seems to me that perhaps somehow, they are the ones who are moving/floating with their tents.

The moving vegetation... being between rivers... Could it be that their "hill" somehow detached itself from the ground and is slowly floating?
It's about time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby elementropy » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:33 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Gray is old pixels, red is new pixels, and blue is no-longer-wish-fulfillment! :D
I lined the castle up based on the surviving crenellation that just came into view on the left side.

Nice analysis!
(And thanks for the welcome back, BlitzGirl & ggh!)

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I try very hard not to think about that...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:37 am UTC

elementropy wrote:Howl's moving castle?

Next ONG...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:41 am UTC

Seaish gif showing the difference between the two most recent frames (you'll most likely have to open it in a new tab to see the right side of the group):

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The main difference is that the kids have gotten excited - the little-moving boy stood up and Mini-Bunny moved up to see better. The obscured woman behind the tallest Bangs Brother also moved closer.
It appears that LaPetite has lashed something to the front of the "ship" - maybe something buoyant like an extra bag.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rvloon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:43 am UTC

Arky wrote:Of all the times for a cut to black!

Sadly no time for an OTTification of "Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones.



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I see a newpix and it is all painted black
No colors anymore all I see here is pitch black
I have tried everything, including different clothes
I cranked the brightness up until the darkness goes

I see a newpix and it is all painted black
GLR is dead maybe, OTC may not come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
This occurs more and more, yeah almost ev'ryday

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my android app and it has been painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
Time is ending thusly with a newpix painted black

No more will my seasish sea go turn a deeper blue
It is doing what it wants to Megan and to Cue
If I will molpy down because of the setting sun
Maybe a new newpix will be here when the morning comes

I see a newpix and it is all painted black
No colors anymore all I see here is pitch black
I have tried everything, including different clothes
I cranked the brightness up until the darkness goes

Hmm, hmm, hmm...


Also:

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Pfhorrest wrote:
The Twenty is an estimate, but all the others are exact. But since we've been using "The Forty" without qualms, and twenty is also a nice round number, I see no objection to calling the approximate half of their tribe currently in the hills "The Twenty".


But what if Cueganites use Octal? Or worse, what if, like the ancient Egyptians or Mesopotamians or someone, used Base 60? Makes a huge difference in the number of kinfolk to round up.

ETA - I'm going to coma now; if the blackout was the End of Time I'm gonna have a really lousy breakfast coming up :(
Also to say -- isn't 'wolpy' from "woof" , rather than "wolf-like pet" ?


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xpatiate » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:48 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:It appears that LaPetite has lashed something to the front of the "ship" - maybe something buoyant like an extra bag.

One of those watertight barrels she dragged in during the Fading?

(no I don't know where the barrels came from or what they are made of)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:51 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:The main difference is that the kids have gotten excited - the little-moving boy stood up and Mini-Bunny moved up to see better. The obscured woman behind the tallest Bangs Brother also moved closer.
It appears that LaPetite has lashed something to the front of the "ship" - maybe something buoyant like an extra bag.


I am not sure how the Cueganites want to deal with the current.
Floating isn't a good solution. As already has been pointed out: They may end - after a long journey - in Dutch-Italy.
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