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by Charm Quark
Mon May 26, 2014 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

that Beacon was mighty wingish. A lovely drawing, and an utterly haunting sound-thing. Aluisio, what is that? lovely bench too, EOM, and nice new avatar. important oldpix that we missed (one of my favorite lines): http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/cd6da4277fddd2cca3834560fa99fb46218cef4b6852121d2e4e...
by Charm Quark
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi all! (blind)Posting to say that I haven't disappeared, just have had limited internet access the last few weeks. I'm working on making a plausible phonetic transcription of Beanish...this hasn't been done already in the dozens of newpages I [heresy]skipped and plan to skim-ketchup later[/heresy],...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Will it fade out and loop back to the beginning? If it loops will he put easter eggs in the loop for us?

We'll just have to
Spoiler:
Wait for it.
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

(Title tag still “The end.”, still links to heretical archive.) If The Lord shines down and says, "This is my son, with whom I am well pleased," It's kind of hard to call him heretical... Just sayin... Would you please change that sig? I must spread the Word handed down from the Creator o...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

On the bright side, now we have time to give it the full xkcd.com/915 treatment! I'm going to start making my own top-10 frame ranking.
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmmm...eventually the western part of the Mediterranean will start to overflow past Sicily and into the eastern part of the Mediterranean. At that point the sea level in the western part, where the Cueganites are, will stay constant for a while until the eastern half of the Mediterranean catches up....
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Speaking of ONGs, it's not about “winning” or being “fr1st”, but about coming up with a creative ONG.... For the creativity challenged, here's a helpful list of 152 words containing "ong" along alongside among amongst belong belonged belonging belongings belongs bongs congeal congealed co...
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Not sure when this happened so it may have already been mentioned, but the title text is now "...."

Augh! Ninja'd.

Double ninja'd in fact. Should have posted right away instead of quickly skimming the last two new pages for any mentions of it. Ah well, wait and learn i guess.
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hoping to see the baobab (the devilish me, at least). Not hoping to see another great fading. A fade to black, especially. If the baobabs truly know what they're doing they'll pump themselves full of air, interlock roots, and form a raft bobbing about halfway underwater. They'll drift along in this...
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> I want a Monopoly: OTC edition! Good job you're not molpying down JUST yet, because I just finished this... http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38298&sid=62ccaa825d671c44bbe60b7930bef023&mode=view (Only attached, because it might be a bit seaish to actually embed in a pos...
by Charm Quark
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Random thought, but it came to me while thinking about the fleeing hill people. Grape's grow best at a certain temperature, according to Wikipedia, 22 degrees Celsius in the summer. If we assume that the grapevine grapevines they passed were in this kind of climate (after all, they chose to plant th...
by Charm Quark
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Predictions on what Cueganites might look like? Will most of them wear La Petite hats much as Beanies favor beanies?
by Charm Quark
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyone else think this is a huge clue about Cuegan's relationship? Cueball tells Megan that he always used to come out to this rock when he was little...does this mean they did not know one another closely from a young age? Seems to point strongly in the bff/couple direction and away from the siblin...
by Charm Quark
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

OTVO Voting Time! Vote for your favorite Cuegen Combination. Results will be posted Here To vote just quote the first few lines and state the combination you like best This time we have them all combined into pairs and currently have 10 versions you can listen to. They are in video form and have th...
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

It seems like the dunes occupy a much larger area than shown on Edfel's map (http://edfel.atwebpages.com/Time-Map.php). Perhaps dunes fill the vast majority of that empty space?
by Charm Quark
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

WalKONG in circles? http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/4a13be03e0885e5fd2e0599d55c333418c3a97754c5da70e8d9e8454dd966e27.png frame 2948 is same scene as frame 2946 , only shifted a bit. Hmmm...is the water flowing in so fast that it's bending spacetime? That's how GR works, right?
by Charm Quark
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

My ketchup is expanding in a seaish manner so I'm sorry if this has already been addressed, but are we still Timewaiters? Or have we become Timerunners in light of the new commandment? I have a feeling we are still instructed to Wait For It. I believe our Great Lord Randall has deemed us loyal enou...
by Charm Quark
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

My ketchup is expanding in a seaish manner so I'm sorry if this has already been addressed, but are we still Timewaiters? Or have we become Timerunners in light of the new commandment?

ETA: Oooh, 4! Yappo gets to use some of the dystopian music he made in the film now!
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm not completely convinced that language structure, spelling, pronunciation, and grammar are changing more slowly as technology advances. I could be totally wrong, but my intuition is that when the world is changing rapidly as it is now, languages should also tend to change at a relatively fast p...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpy up (who needs comas? It's time to watch the British Open!) Although it doesn't help the language question, I will point out that the 10,000 time gap isn't quite the relevant time gap. Languages have become more and more stable as technology has progressed. Absent any calamity, I would...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

If that is indeed the Chateau d'if, a Cue is much more riverish than we thought, something like 3-4 feet as opposed to 5-6 by my calculations. This makes sense with the size of the furniture I mentioned earlier (perhaps there's a race of seaish people somewhere?), and perhaps it also changes our und...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Although it doesn't help the language question, I will point out that the 10,000 time gap isn't quite the relevant time gap. Languages have become more and more stable as technology has progressed. Absent any calamity, I would expect the languages of the future to be close enough to modern ...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

OK OTVO voting time! This is now quarter final voting to see who goes onto the next round and submit a new set audition. Pick your favorite Cueball and Meagan Voice. Results will be displayed here To Vote just listen to the audio and quote my post. Leave only the top few lines of my post please whi...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpy up (who needs comas? It's time to watch the British Open!) http://puu.sh/3GvOQ.jpg Although it doesn't help the language question, I will point out that the 10,000 time gap isn't quite the relevant time gap. Languages have become more and more stable as technology has progressed. Absent any ca...
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'll repost BlitzGirl's poignant words from the last Time Time froze:

BlitzGirl wrote:Chaos is afoot! Time has frozen! Flee for your lives! Image

Or, you know, Wait for it.
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting, so not sure if this has been brought up yet, but with a sea level rise could the "Great Valley" in central California become a shallow sea? Location-wise it agrees with Long Night predictions, and it does have a sort of a mouth that could be dammed up. It also has the requisi...
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

ExplainONG... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/ec3ff0fb85e41c7a2d3207d88cd85f13ef2417e7bf7fbc6847b7ab20662a6502.png If she could get her words just a little higher up into that light I'm sure they would be much easier to understand :D ETA: So the gist of it is that another sea has become connected ...
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

SEATONG, NOT READONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/e94d1bda676f042465720d239a34445514e879c714ab92a4bc46e5b3e4917287.png books, where do you get books from, to me this looks like she is handing out sitting implements This was a 'last call'. And it was correct. :) Randammit, I stayed up another ho...
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyone notice that the furniture seems unusually large? The top of that desk is nearly a cue tall. The top of Hairdo's hairdo is actually a bit higher when she's sitting in her chair. Think of how high a chair would have to be to make you significantly taller when sitting in it. It would have to be ...
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

As for the BIG WORDS, it might even go as far as convey her attempt to overlay onto English some language features not present in it - specific tone of voice for an apology or request, honorific forms, etc. I think this is a good interpretation...it's definitely significant that the punctuation mar...
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

That sounds like a bad (terrible) idea to me. While I'm not interested in everything here, I'm happy to skip over the stuff of less interest. On the other hand, I'm being introduced to a lot of things I didn't know or have forgotten. If we split the thread it will be hard (impossible) to get it all...
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

First, a question...I know I've seen graphs of posts vs. time for this thread, but I haven't seen any recently. Is the post rate actually accelerating, or does it just feel that way because I'm making an effort to read every post now? [heretical]Second, a possible solution if post rate is indeed acc...
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

A quick molpy up

Spoiler:
Image


to say...that chair looks kind of modern.

back down.

Spoiler:
Image
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Her hair is impressively lONG! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/ec55c4b2bc568bec2575bb71f16b810e7aa22f5bab5141dbe2091a506a08a9e3.png ETA: My schizo-blitz appears to be over before it even began...I've never thought of ketchup as a particularly Time-consuming condiment before, but I certainly do now....
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow, now THAT's an office! That doesn't look like Beardo though. Maybe it's his secretary... That was great, buffygirl! In the first one especially, you bring a certain childlike confidence to Megan, especially with the "I like our castle!", which I really like. :mrgreen: I like that you ...
by Charm Quark
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: Ketchup

Also, this place seems strangely deserted. Have we not seen the heart of the beanie city yet? Or is this an abandoned castle that's been occupied by a small beanie colony? It might be a castle still under construction, with nobody actually living in it yet except the Beanie engineers. Glad you like...
by Charm Quark
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow, ketchupping the last 12 hours took a full 1 hour. I am worried about the sustainability of my ketchup. Quick notes: This is from a while ago now, but BlitzGirl's expanding-head-man/woman blowfish comparison made me giggle at work for a full 30 seconds. I'm usually pretty good at suppressing my ...
by Charm Quark
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

HoldONG hands?

Spoiler:
Image


Ninja'd (what? for the first time the someone-else-has-posted thing has betrayed me!)

ETA: Castle
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

By my measurements that tower is at least 15 cue high...which would be 90 feet if a cue is 6 feet.

According to Wikipedia the tallest castle in the world is 128 feet tall, and the 10th tallest is 95 feet tall. So this is a really seaish castle.
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35579959

Re: 1190: "Time"

The stuff inside looks like some sort of scaffolding...I wonder if it's still under construction.

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