1190: "Time"

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Re: I had a better(?) title, but it was too long, so instead

Postby Earthling on Mars » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:20 pm UTC

Febrion wrote:As one who's always been fascinated by the mechanics of time4, I've actually had this thought before - I recognize this line from a (very silly and amateurish) paper I wrote years ago. Basically, if time is simply a 4th dimension, why is it measured in different units (seconds) than the other 3 (meters)? Shouldn't they be interchangeable? And if so, how many meters are there in one second?4.13

I recall hearing (and Wikipedia confirms it) that Grace Hopper used to carry around a foot-long piece of wire which she referred to as a "nanosecond".


And I'm pope. Decree: What's the relationship between OTTish spaaace and time measurements?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:27 pm UTC

The standardni conversion would be the speed of light. And, as we know, c is big and does whatever it wants.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby DrSamCarter » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:42 pm UTC

HES wrote:The standardni conversion would be the speed of light. And, as we know, c is big and does whatever it wants.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:27 pm UTC

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Much treeishness! Lately I'm mostly skimblitzing. There's a lot of awesomefulness. I hope to go back and read it all soon (well, at least all of the last several pages.)(I'd like to go back and read everything I've missed, but I can't imagine when I'll have the TIme.) ()

Thanks for the molpish lmjbdad thoughts, and continued molpishness for Febrimom.

ggh's post about spaaaace and time hurt my brain, so I regret I am unable to follow the current decree. I get very overwhelmed by a lot of spaaaaaace/time discussions. Maybe if I looked at some of those visualizations it would help, but when I read about that stuff, I just can't wrap my mind around it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:41 pm UTC

Sustainabilizer wrote:There isn't a single “Time”.
From your lips to GLR's ears!

But everything is relative. Our Uncle Einstein said that (on only one mug of beer - must've been c-ish). So, I conclude that since evidence points to Time After Time (many incarnations, actually), as well as BFTF (Time seen through a gravitational lens) and the BOTTeriada (which is an example of Quantum Molpishness), I believe we have succeeded in unifying relativity and QM.

Molpies are Bosons; grapevines must be Febrions.

Speaking of which, cheers to Febrimom! Glad she's doing better. She must have been reading from the Ecclesiastical Calendar - she's right in line with the upcoming mip.

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Go mattachu! We're all waiting for you! (We're waiting for it too, but it's ok to wait for other things at the same Time. :) )

Loved the "Time in a Folder" svenman!

lmjb1964 wrote:ggh's post about spaaaace and time hurt my brain, so I regret I am unable to follow the current decree. I get very overwhelmed by a lot of spaaaaaace/time discussions. Maybe if I looked at some of those visualizations it would help, but when I read about that stuff, I just can't wrap my mind around it.
I think it was Sustainablizer, but I think I can explain it a little more simply:
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Time and Space are like Grapevines and Molpies. When a molpy eats a grapevine, that grapevine becomes part of the molpy. The more they eat, the more molpy there is and the less grapevine there is. Molpies have to move in order to eat, which is why grapevines are stretched out. They are what happens to molpies that move too fast.

Now molpies can plant grapevines, which takes work. They have to move slowly to do that, and the more they work, the slower they move. But the slower they move, the harder they are to see.

So, grapevines are fast molpies, and molpies are slow grapevines. It's all RELATED!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:47 am UTC

HES wrote:The standardni conversion would be the speed of light. And, as we know, c is big and does whatever it wants.


:lol: :azule:

...Oh, that explains why the perceived "length" of a Newpix changed relative to Outside time measurements!
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TimeAfterTime Revisited – t1i-1272

Postby SilentTimer » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:00 am UTC

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Did you notice …
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… the oars?
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Postby Eternal Density » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:41 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:49 am UTC

Between Sustainabilizer's and Jose's explanations of SpaaaceTimeMolpyVine, I think I now understand the universe. :D
Also I'm glad June Bug punsawed HES's pun so I can laugh at it. Image

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Time Revisited - np2135

Postby mscha » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:10 am UTC

SEDUCUNGLY...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:29 am UTC

Don't do it, flutterbee!!
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Postby Eternal Density » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:19 am UTC

Molpy Impossible!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:22 am UTC

So lUNG, flutterbee...
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How about an ottification flashback?


flutterbee flew so far from the ground

flutterbee flew so far from the ground
(he flew so his ups outnumbered his down)
chirps ribbits hedgemolps ott-ers
we wished he didn't but still he did

megan and cue (brave and the bald)
looked at flutterbee soon enthralled
a thousand lifetimes of water and sand
sea dunes trees land

children stayed (lapetite we knew
but soon we forgot as newpix grew
river grapevine snake mountain)
the molpies molped by more and more

wowtrees are so wow in leaf
the hills are oof and dull our grief
bug by face and snake by bee
flutterbee's wings were all to her

moreworlds maybe are different
said her sayings and faced his doubt
(pause stare speech and then) they
climbed their cliffs and hiked their path

soar flit fly sweep
(and only the frame could then witness the pain
how beesnakes are apt to forget to remember
don't fly so your ups outnumber your down)

one pix flutterbee died i guess
(the raptor swooped a rapid pace)
waiting folk watched the contrail fade
little by little and frame by frame

river small and sea is deep
and more by more the trail is steep
molpies and cuegan live by newpix
turn by timeframe and dream by us.

megan and cue (by ong not bing)
footfalls fall and beesnakes wing
thousand lifetimes of water sand
sea dunes trees land
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Re: I reconstructed the better(?) title, but it was too long

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:54 am UTC

Sustainabilizer wrote:Also you can use a normal bicycle to visit the future (which is space-like now).

It is traditional to use a kajak.
BlitzGirl wrote:Between Sustainabilizer's and Jose's explanations of SpaaaceTimeMolpyVine, I think I now understand the universe. :D

As Feynman often said: "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:18 am UTC

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ALERT: Firing system interrupts!
// Sleep (u:chronos,435600) interrupted //
>>> tail sleep.log
[2015-06-16 14:49:31]    NOTICE     Conflicting schedule: new event [tags:outside mustard,dt:2015-06-20] conflicts with previously scheduled event [tags:blitz ketchup time,dt:2015-06-20]
[2015-06-16 14:49:33]    ALERT      Notifying user of conflicting schedule
[2015-06-16 14:49:38]    ERROR      User foreground process in sleep (u:chronos,left:292222). Firing interrupts for force notify.
>>> /usr/local/bin/grumble
Your complaint has been logged.
>>> sleep 391715
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TimeAfterTime Revisited – t1i-1274

Postby SilentTimer » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:00 am UTC

"WOOLPYED" TOTALLY JUST STOPPED SEEMUNG LIKE A REAL WORD. -- ongomome
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Wait for it.

Did you notice …
… who else is afloat?
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balthasar_s did.
(Yes, she is. But at some other place.)
… the oars?
Spoiler:
They are well above the water, with some splashing.
(Megan doesn't have as much rowing experience as Ms. Frizzle has.)
… the waves?
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They are close to the bank (on the left, off-screen).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:37 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:

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>>> sleep 391715
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If I assume those are seconds we can expect an awoken Chronosdragon in approximately a hectonewpix.
Mikeski wrote:A "What If" update is never late. Nor is it early. It is posted precisely when it should be.

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Re: I reconstructed the better(?) title, but it was too long

Postby Sustainabilizer » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:42 am UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
Sustainabilizer wrote:Also you can use a normal bicycle to visit the future (which is space-like now).

It is traditional to use a kajak.

Yeah, kayaks also share that property. They travel through time all the time, and they also travel over water. When they do, their travelling through time slows down.

Neil_Boekend wrote:As Feynman often said: "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics."

Hmm… I do understand quantum mechanics. Thus I don't. Bummer.

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Re: I reconstructed the better(?) title, but it was too long

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:00 am UTC

Sustainabilizer wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:As Feynman often said: "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics."

Hmm… I do understand quantum mechanics. Thus I don't. Bummer.

If I understand the reasons behind the quote correctly it is a jab at the insane complexity of QM. Feynman knew enough of QM to know that he couldn't comprehend it in full, while most of those of us who think they understand QM just don't know enough of how incredibly insane and complex it is.
I, myself, do not know enough of it to evaluate that insight. I do trust Feynman to have known enough to do so.
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Time Revisited - np2143

Postby mscha » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:10 am UTC

SHOWUNGS...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby MistyCat » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:01 am UTC

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BlitzGirl wrote:flutterbee flew so far from the ground

flutterbee flew so far from the ground
(he flew so his ups outnumbered his down)
chirps ribbits hedgemolps ott-ers
we wished he didn't but still he did

megan and cue (brave and the bald)
looked at flutterbee soon enthralled
a thousand lifetimes of water and sand
sea dunes trees land

children stayed (lapetite we knew
but soon we forgot as newpix grew
river grapevine snake mountain)
the molpies molped by more and more

wowtrees are so wow in leaf
the hills are oof and dull our grief
bug by face and snake by bee
flutterbee's wings were all to her

moreworlds maybe are different
said her sayings and faced his doubt
(pause stare speech and then) they
climbed their cliffs and hiked their path

soar flit fly sweep
(and only the frame could then witness the pain
how beesnakes are apt to forget to remember
don't fly so your ups outnumber your down)

one pix flutterbee died i guess
(the raptor swooped a rapid pace)
waiting folk watched the contrail fade
little by little and frame by frame

river small and sea is deep
and more by more the trail is steep
molpies and cuegan live by newpix
turn by timeframe and dream by us.

megan and cue (by ong not bing)
footfalls fall and beesnakes wing
thousand lifetimes of water sand
sea dunes trees land

Timor mortis conturbat me

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Re: I reconstructed the better(?) title, but it was too long

Postby MistyCat » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:05 am UTC

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Neil_Boekend wrote:
Sustainabilizer wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:As Feynman often said: "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics."

Hmm… I do understand quantum mechanics. Thus I don't. Bummer.
If I understand the reasons behind the quote correctly it is a jab at the insane complexity of QM. Feynman knew enough of QM to know that he couldn't comprehend it in full, while most of those of us who think they understand QM just don't know enough of how incredibly insane and complex it is.
I, myself, do not know enough of it to evaluate that insight. I do trust Feynman to have known enough to do so.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sustainabilizer » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:13 am UTC

New OtherComic is RELATED to what I'm doing right now.
Spoiler:
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Want more 1190: Time? Check out TimeAfterTime!
There is a MIRROR of the OTT, just in case.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby MistyCat » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:33 am UTC

Sustainabilizer wrote:New OtherComic is RELATED to what I'm doing right now.
Spoiler:
Wait for it.


Um... that big red button on your desk... Um... Don't push it, OK?
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TIIIIIIIMESPAAAAAACE

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:40 am UTC

MistyCat wrote:Um... that big red button on your desk... Um... Don't push it, OK?
Too late.


Febrion wrote:Basically, if time is simply a 4th dimension, why is it measured in different units (seconds) than the other 3 (meters)?
It's not uncommon to measure distance in time units.
I could say, for example, that the railway station is 20 minutes away from here.

Thet's not very different from what they do with c, but c makes more sense.


Sustainabilizer wrote:Warning: Spoiler contains SCIENCERELATED!
That was an interesting thing to read. It's about one of the things I want to understand better.

There isn't a single “Time”. We are living in a four-dimensional Spacetimecurved. There are space-like and time-like directions in that Spacetime. Each of us is travelling along xeir own line in a time-like direction with lightspeed, the so-called world line.

"Each of us is travelling along xeir own line in a time-like direction with lightspeed"
But, does this make sense?
Speed is the change of the spatial position in time.
But when traveling along a line (in spacetime) with a speed (lightspeed), time is part of what you're "travelling" in.
What we know as "normal" speed should be the angle of the worldline, right?

So, what do you mean by having a speed in the time-like direction?
I understand changing the position in space relative to time.
but in time relative to time?

Or maybe you use a different definition of speed?

But why would I ask that?
Shouldn't I already know it after the moonbase started working with all the chronotransponders and stuff?

kxa and the guy with round glasses did most of the Time-related work.
the other two were more involved in the electronics and programming of the devices.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:49 am UTC

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Re: TIIIIIIIMESPAAAAAACE

Postby MistyCat » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:49 am UTC

balthasar_s wrote: It's not uncommon to measure distance in time units.
I could say, for example, that the railway station is 20 minutes away from here.

That's not very different from what they do with c, but c makes more sense.


Yes. Yes, it does. "20 minutes away" as a distance. Yes. Yes.
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Re: TIIIIIIIMESPAAAAAACE

Postby HES » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:57 am UTC

balthasar_s wrote:I could say, for example, that the railway station is 20 minutes away from here.

Good point. All the new cycle signing we're putting up uses minutes rather than miles. I think they assume a rate of 16kph (we have a very odd mix of imperial/metric).
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A LOT OF TIME ON MY FLOOR

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:19 pm UTC

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After BFTF finished I have now a lot of pieces of paper with the frames:
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1 x other, with background
And 2 x A5 without frames (I would put these under the sheet with frames and draw what I see through)

Sometimes, very molpish, OTTish words don't come directly from the OTT:
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Time Revisited - np2146

Postby mscha » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:10 pm UTC

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Re: A LOT OF TIME ON MY FLOOR

Postby ggh » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:37 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:Sometimes, very molpish, OTTish words don't come directly from the OTT:
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Gack! Why did I not think to look there? How many times did I search for those words, expecting temporal shenanigans to insert them somewhere....
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Re: A LOT OF TIME ON MY FLOOR

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:15 pm UTC

ggh wrote:Does this forum give you the dates and options in Polish too?
No, as seen in theese :
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:49 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:while most of those of us who think they understand QM just don't know enough of how incredibly insane and complex it is.
It doesn't take much to realize just how insane it is. Proof that, while there may not be a God, there certainly is a Devil.

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balthasar_s wrote:So, what do you mean by having a speed in the time-like direction?
It's how we get Time after Time.

balthasar_s wrote:After BFTF finished I have now a lot of pieces of paper with the frames:
I see the beginnings of a Time Museum. There are probably a seaish amount of Time artifacts we've created along the way.

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Time Revisited - np2150

Postby mscha » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:10 pm UTC

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Re: TIIIIIIIMESPAAAAAACE

Postby SBN » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:42 pm UTC

MistyCat wrote:
balthasar_s wrote: It's not uncommon to measure distance in time units.
I could say, for example, that the railway station is 20 minutes away from here.

That's not very different from what they do with c, but c makes more sense.


Yes. Yes, it does. "20 minutes away" as a distance. Yes. Yes.
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When my kids were small, and before every minivan had a DVD player, we had a portable VCR we could play in ours. We commonly used movies as units of distance. "How much farther?" "The Lion King"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:29 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
balthasar_s wrote:So, what do you mean by having a speed in the time-like direction?
It's how we get Time after Time.
So is xkcd 1110 fanart "space after space"?
balthasar_s wrote:After BFTF finished I have now a lot of pieces of paper with the frames:
I see the beginnings of a Time Museum.
I uploaded the scans and some xcf files here:
http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/aftertime/bftf/somefiles.zip (185MB)
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Postby mrob27 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:10 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
balthasar_s wrote:And it makes me wonder - what do ONGs taste like?

Pancakes. American style. Which I just tried to make.

I prefer ONGlettes.

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AluisioASG wrote:
Eternal Density wrote: inmolped

Any ideas on what this means?

No, but I love the way @ED's neural nOTTwork has developed. It seems to be making up words the same way a character-by-character Markov chain would, but also preserves grammar the way a word-by-word Markov chain would.
  There are plenty of words in the OTT that have "inmolp" in them, such as mountainmolpy, felinmolpy, pumpkinmolpies, finmolpy, etc. so I imagine they were a strong influence on the start of this new word inmolped.

balthasar_s wrote:So is xkcd 1110 fanart "space after space"?

How about "Space beyond space" :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:19 am UTC

Inmolped might be a good term for having re-entered the OTT from the Outside. "I'd been stuck out there for dips, but after inmolping I felt much improved."

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flutterbee flew so far from the ground
(he flew so his ups outnumbered his down)
chirps ribbits hedgemolps ott-ers
we wished he didn't but still he did

megan and cue (brave and the bald)
looked at flutterbee soon enthralled
a thousand lifetimes of water and sand
sea dunes trees land

children stayed (lapetite we knew
but soon we forgot as newpix grew
river grapevine snake mountain)
the molpies molped by more and more

wowtrees are so wow in leaf
the hills are oof and dull our grief
bug by face and snake by bee
flutterbee's wings were all to her

moreworlds maybe are different
said her sayings and faced his doubt
(pause stare speech and then) they
climbed their cliffs and hiked their path

soar flit fly sweep
(and only the frame could then witness the pain
how beesnakes are apt to forget to remember
don't fly so your ups outnumber your down)

one pix flutterbee died i guess
(the raptor swooped a rapid pace)
waiting folk watched the contrail fade
little by little and frame by frame

river small and sea is deep
and more by more the trail is steep
molpies and cuegan live by newpix
turn by timeframe and dream by us.

megan and cue (by ong not bing)
footfalls fall and beesnakes wing
thousand lifetimes of water sand
sea dunes trees land
Timor mortis conturbat me

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3 x A4
48 x A5
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1 x other, with background
And 2 x A5 without frames (I would put these under the sheet with frames and draw what I see through)

Awesomeful! I want to summon that floor!
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TimeAfterTime Revisited – t1i-1278

Postby SilentTimer » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:00 am UTC

HOW ENDISHLY WOULD I HAVE TO CRENELLATE FOR MY MOLPY TO UNBASEMENT THE WAY A BAOBABBY BLINDPOSTS WHILE MOLPYUNG UP? -- ongomome
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Did you notice …
… what Cueganzzle are doing?
Spoiler:
They are changing places again.
… Megan's fun?
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SBN, ergman, AluisioASG, and HES did.
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bOTTeriada goes ONG

Postby balthasar_s » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:11 am UTC

the mr*bdex story cONGtinues.

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 Banananas style. As soon as they had boarded, the head Ninja Tortoise shouted <*:Run Raptors Run!:> and the great winged lizards did just that.
  Mrorl and Balthacarius gaped through the carriage windows as the world's surreal and exotic scenery passed by. The Emissary's briefing had been thorough, but nothing could prepare for this. Of course there was much Sand, and Castles, and NewPixBots with Buckets, familiar sights even in their own world. But these were greatly outnumbered by surreal oddities. A team of Factory Ninjas wearing Safety Goggles led by Time Reaper foremen were transferring Harpsichords made out of Glass Chips into an Incubator, where they were engraved with Magic Letters and painted in Panther Glaze; these were then transferred by Badgers into a Stained Glass Launcher, as another team prepared to catch each in a Safety Net. Stickbot ranchers kept Glass Goats, Dragon Hatchlings, and Kitties Galore, in fields penned in by Seaish Glass Chips; aviaries were filled with Thunderbirds, exotic *Anisoptera*, Void Starers, and Redundant Raptors. Otherwise normal-looking Grapevines, Mushrooms and Mustard were cultivated in a Hall of Mirrors (to enhance sunlight and avoid Erosion); more exotic crops included Kitnip, 'Shadow Feeder', and Camelflarge.
  "You know," Mrorl whispered in Balthacarius' ear as they rushed along, "I have a feeling that King Idle isn't going to settle for just any simple C****kie-clicking game. "I mean, if he lives in a world as surreal as this..."
  But Balthacarius, unfazed, said nothing. They approached a city: houses flashed by, with walls of Bacon, Cake and Seacoal, lawns graced with Gazebos and Topiary, amid which Surfbots played with Logicat pets. There was a Dragon Forge, a giant ministry building titled <*:Department of Redundancy Department:>, and a titanic monument with the inscription <*:Wisdom of the Ages:>. At last a colossal palace loomed up ahead, a portcullis opened to allow them in, and the carriage careened to a halt in the courtyard.

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