It is the season of Advent, and as a result, things are heating up in the OTT.
The SilentONGs find Cuegan going back down the second mountain, and finding the Blue Cave. People pretty much immediately surmise that the blue is a result of radiation, and find the broken pieces of steel and dead Beanie within. I didn't notice the blue the first time, probably because Firefox has accurate color settings while Chrome does not.
Of course, it's impossible to put up a warning sign that won't attract curious onlookers, so we have the thread speculating that the big X's are giant croquet sticks.
Valiant Second Beanie attempts to save Cueball from entry (LOOK OUT!), but xe falls. Ouch. Megball and the rest carry hir back to camp.
One question that bothered me:
taixzo wrote:the radiation would have died off to the point that things don't glow anymore in 11,000 years.
That's actually probably true. WIthout going into artistic license (which is still fine), note that part of the cave is underwater, and
Cherenkov radiation can actually occur without killing everyone around instantly. And the structural elements of the spent fuel barrels etc. may have been compromised, leading to a recent criticality accident where they pulled together (that, I think, was the solution in the similar MLP fanfic).
Threadwise, there was a decree to mimic others' styles. This was a very fun one, and I think the best part was when mrob, january1may, and BalTDWR
made parody signposts in what tried to be a 3-cycle but wasn't quite one.
mrob27 wrote:A little more than 7↑↑27 redundakitties
Wow. F27 or so redundakitties is a lot! (using PsiCubed forum games notation)
Thank you, mrob, because from your Large Numbers page, I first learned precisely what that was.
RELATED-ly, there was discussion of Hypercalc versus Wolfram Alpha on one of the googology pages, and apparently Hypercalc has a bug with factorials. (7!)! is three orders of magnitude bigger on WA, which is the correct answer.
Minor discussions like knots and MOLD and tornadography were held some of the rest of time. Milder OTTish curses are probably a good idea. I mean, cheaper mallard! Also earth.nullschool.net is very much awesome. It runs on the GFS's now-analysis and forecasts.
When I got my driver's license, I screwed up much of the test out of fear--culminating in failure to park perpendicularly. (I'm fine with parallel parking though.) I somehow passed, and got a plastic hologram card within minips, just like ED.
Karhell reaches the present gloriously. And yes, "post-blitz rehab" might be a good idea when I finish too.
ChrDrg, Jose: Bitcoin is failing with scalability now, and people have long since figured out how to exploit the system and profit from it. It's also hard to use as an actual currency because it lacks stability in value--when people don't know how much their money is worth a week from now, they will speculate and hoard, instead of spending it. Keeping money under the bed may be good for dragmolps, but it's bad for an economy.
There was mention of the 2048 hotdog, and earlier, Flappy Bird. It's like c**kies. Though my circle of friends managed to get addicted to the slightly earlier Threes before 2048 became developed.
And the Madness 1 A.T. is announced. It has already started on page 1816. This is going to be fun!
I do love how the announcement thread became a discussion of how the OTT will be made (more/less) comprehensible, but it makes sense that the mods didn't.
Given what I see of the Outside right now, I'd rather be crazy and molpish.
Azule has a lemon. And that's all that I'll say about that one.
HES? wrote:They will be visited by a magical raptor, who will sing the healing chirp-song of the native feathered molpies...
Uhh... I don't know how to sing that one. Sorry.