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by Beatrice The Golden
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1277: "Ayn Random"
Replies: 534
Views: 62048

Re: 1277: "Ayn Random"

On the other hand, doesn't the existence of the Prisoners' Dilemma make the world a better place? I.e., a "global minimum" for a gang of criminals is not necessarily the true global minimum. And there is one more thing - global minimum, in this case, is achievable only in theory, while it...
by Beatrice The Golden
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Actually... nevermind...
by Beatrice The Golden
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

It certainly seems that time has slowed down within the comic. It seems (n too small to be sure) that there is some "normal" time when they are both in the frame, that time speed's up when he is gone (the castle construction with her alone was incredibly fast) and slows down when she is g...
by Beatrice The Golden
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

He's halfway done. I guess the girl will catch him mid-repairs and will help him out.
by Beatrice The Golden
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Question: How do we know it's the same stick figure from earlier returning? Is it possible that an entirely new person joined her endevour? It's somewhat a rule of this comic that new character must be visibly different from the previous one. Otherwise - it's the same character as before. It is a m...
by Beatrice The Golden
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

We are so eager to come up with the bad scenarios... why don't we try to think about the good ones? xkcd #611 (So many of the comics are coming true before our eyes) No, I don't think that's the reason. The thrill to watch the "spectacle" is different than to assume the story will end bad...
by Beatrice The Golden
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Also, I'm amused by the fact that everybody was speculating about how this comic could be leading up to some sort of horrifying revelation for a while but the speculation stops whenever someone leaves, although that can be easily perceived as sad, far more easily than two people simply building a s...
by Beatrice The Golden
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

It seems kind of ironic - first he left her, now she him. Except he seems much more lonely now; before it was implied that he would be back, and now there is no such promise. Where was it implied that he would be back? They said "Bye" and "Later", nothing in that is implicit tha...
by Beatrice The Golden
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

If they're on the east coast the sunset would be toward the left. :mrgreen: Of course, that's only if the body of water to the right is the ocean and not a lake or bay. That's if you're not taking into account the camera angle. I've been thinking, they can't be on the seashore. Even in a secluded b...
by Beatrice The Golden
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

BytEfLUSh wrote:Well... doom and gloom predictions, anyone?

Flag!... She's getting the flag. Jeez. "doom and gloom"... why not "cheerful and happy"?
by Beatrice The Golden
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

That wouldn't fit the concept of time. Not the one we are used to, at least. I just love the idea of "Wait for it..... wait for ittttt.... AHHH back at the beginning, fuckers!!" Little sadistic, I know. That would be the perfect definition of trolling. Also why they no repair? I'm not con...
by Beatrice The Golden
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyone else noticing posts in this thread moving down the page, or onto the next page? Probably posts that got accepted after more posts were made. Yup. Many people created new account just to post in this topic. I love this idea. But instead of a punchline can we have a loop please? I would love f...
by Beatrice The Golden
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Alright! The fun continues! Since the story is developing nicely - the girl is building a bigger sandcastle and the boy is back to help her - let's tackle the other aspects of the story. I have few more assumptions. One - we've mentioned the tide before... but now I'm thinking "The water is too...
by Beatrice The Golden
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Of course, this being xkcd, he might simply have departed uphill to construct the launch ramp for whatever unlikely vehicle will imminently jump the castle and land on the ramp she is now constructing. Good call... but he wouldn't say "bye" in this case. Regarding 5), I assumed this was j...
by Beatrice The Golden
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Why are you guys being so pessimistic about this story? I mean, come on, another 7 pages and some really depressing predictions came up. Burying herself? Come on... 1) Story won't end with the "End Of The World." It's too predictable and wouldn't be too interesting. 2) Something WILL happe...
by Beatrice The Golden
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

For even if the end is set on stone, there are infinite ways of getting to it :) Exactly right. Well, I don't know about overall, but as far as the mind-bendingly huge ones go, yes. "Umwelt" only got to page 7 on the first day, and even "Click-and-Drag" only got to page 10. We'r...
by Beatrice The Golden
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29881671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow. A genuine mystery to solve. I already like this strip. So, here's what I assume about the story: 1) Story won't end with the "End Of The World." It's too predictable and wouldn't be too interesting. 2) Something WILL happen. Alt-text asks us to wait. In this case, not finishing the st...
by Beatrice The Golden
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 217911

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

Alright, one from Beatrice. Bare with me if some words are misused. English is my second language. Hopeless Perseverance And when you take another step And when you find you've met your end And when you try and take a leap With hopeless smile and silent weep That's when you fail to realise The choic...
by Beatrice The Golden
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1123: "The Universal Label"
Replies: 114
Views: 18647

Re: 1123: "The Universal Label"

If all you are is hydrogen and time, same as a star or a rock, then how can things like personality, morality, value or obligation have any real meaning? Right. This label is simply depressing... There is but one universal ingredient from which all matter is created. And it's not hydrogen. The Univ...
by Beatrice The Golden
Sat May 12, 2012 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0029: "Hitler"
Replies: 48
Views: 15088

Re: 0029: "Hitler"

On a different (still related) topic - this comic is so great that it even provokes alternative interpretations! Let's read 4th panel once more... "Maybe there IS a god, but he's a real art lover." So... in fact, god really liked Hitler's paintings! He made him start a war knowing that Hit...
by Beatrice The Golden
Thu May 10, 2012 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 103664

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

Did the people who did less mind-wandering over all, say they were happier over all? I don't remember them pointing out such correlation. Than again, I quickly forgot the article altogether. The people who let their minds wander and later were less happy -- were they happier while their minds wande...
by Beatrice The Golden
Thu May 10, 2012 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0045: "Schrodinger"
Replies: 18
Views: 5274

Re: 0045: "Schrodinger"

I must be doing something wrong. Even after reading it, I failed to collapse the wave function of the last panel. Anyone else have this issue? You did it the momen't you've laid your eyes on the last panel. The last panel, by definition, is funny as shit. This would contradict the 2nd pannel making...
by Beatrice The Golden
Thu May 10, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 103664

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

You missed the point. Not the first time in this discussion, as I can see. The point was to find a contr-argument to your statement and that is your contr-argument. Are you saing that If you exclude "schizophrenic and the chronic drug user", then your point is valid? Or that these people ...
by Beatrice The Golden
Wed May 09, 2012 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1053: “Ten Thousand”
Replies: 127
Views: 34168

Re: 1053: “Ten Thousand”

There was no grocery store visit, but definitely some Youtube fun! Good Times!

Damn. Youtube ruins EVERYTHING! I wish I haven't seen the video, back then. It would be awesome to test it myself. Sadly, after seeing it... there's simply no point.
by Beatrice The Golden
Wed May 09, 2012 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 103664

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

Let me jump in with few things I would like to point out. (I won't join the discussion about natural or political rights though) As hippo said about could you make this any easier, I'll ask, have you ever heard of schizophrenia and schizophrenic high? Many people who have schizophrenia (and I'm assu...

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