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by Selcouth
Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50383192

Re: Further Map Investigation

The rivers don't seem to be consistently labeled. One would expect the major rivers to be labeled, but the Ebro has none, nor does the Gibraltar. My personal suspicion is the faint lines that parallel the rivers indicate not words, but escarpments along the rivers. So 11, the long line next to the ...
by Selcouth
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just saw the blag post, myself (yeah, I know I'm late.) Still, all I can say is :DDDD and as one of the comments said, "Who da man? Randall da man." I really hope for t-shirts as well, either made by one of us or (maybe) by Randall. But can we do something better than t-shirts, somehow? T-...
by Selcouth
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

I thought for a second that it might be identical to give more time to read this l o n g Rosetta speech. Seems too strange, though, that the picture hasn't updated. ETA: I know there's a lot of us new-posters/lurkers adding to the thread now. I hope its not too much of a problem for you old-TIMErs ...
by Selcouth
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

jjjdavidson wrote:"Hey, Time will end on July 25th!"?


Hey, I just realized: it ended the day after my birthday! I'm going to pretend that my birthday had some significance in that decision. :P
by Selcouth
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sorry if this has been said, but I never had the ability to read every post due to lack of time- I think this entire comic was just a puzzle. Thus, when the reveal of the solution came, there was nothing left to keep it going slow. Granted, I think some sort of epilogue, perhaps returning the book ...
by Selcouth
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Firstly, Every Newframe's Awefulsome (Based on "The Major General's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, originally ottified by ZoomanSP here , with some lines modified by me because I found the originals too hard to fit the rhythm or just too hard to say. Needless to sa...
by Selcouth
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Nobody's leaving until we've solved Beanish. Actually, that sounds like a great deal of fun. I've had a long-term interest in historical and comparative linguistics. Plus I have a friend who may be one of the world's experts on writing systems. Wonder what she'd make of it.FULL STOPFULL STOP I'm al...
by Selcouth
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

1) I really want to decode the Beanish. 2) As to getting a message to Randall - we could mass-submit to What-if and xkcd@xkcd.com, yeah. I think either one would be good. Perhaps, in order to try to get it published, we should ask a question about Time to the What-if, but also append thanks. And the...
by Selcouth
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyway, I asked a question some NPs back and I didn't see an answer (sorry if I missed it, but I'm fairly sure it wasn't answered). Judging from your replies at the end of time, there seems to be some Alt/Title/Hover/Hint-Text between "..." and "The end." if I understood the (no...
by Selcouth
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

As to a fb group, perhaps we could do a mass email-exchange instead? I don't have fb, and refuse to get one (principles are principles,) but I definitely want to keep in touch with y'all. Has anyone noticed the page Time now links to? Who's that made by? I feel a little betrayed he didn't link to au...
by Selcouth
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Welp. Wow. :D

I hope we get a post-credits scene type thing, at least.

And I was there at the time too, just not logged in :( the forum times me out constantly...
by Selcouth
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmm. They're not pausing to refill water bottles. Seems a little foolish. Runners (or, probably, joggers, given the distance they need to cover) need a lot of water. We're missing so much, it's entirely possible that they refilled. It's also possible that they haven't taken a drink yet*, so their w...
by Selcouth
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Edit: also, astronomy otters? OTTers. Posters in the OTT. Oh, duh. It wasn't capitalized before, so that threw me off. Also, I liked the image of otters popping up and suddenly analyzing everything. I'm disinclined to think that the OTC is made up on the fly. Others have mentioned foreshadowing...
by Selcouth
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ah. I didn't factor in a time jump, yeah. Is 10000 years a random figure, or did we decide on that somehow? Some astronomy geeks figured that out. Hmm. I agree with the guy above you that mentioned Catalan influences, but the fact that the writing system is almost completely alien (though, if it's ...
by Selcouth
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

@Selcouth: I remember you for sure - you were one of my first BlitzGirls! A lot has happened, the Order of the Holy Contradiction is going to have to convene! Why, what's happened? *polishes sword* If their location is circa the Mediterranean, their language should have some roots in Greek, Italian...
by Selcouth
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

@Selcouth: I remember you for sure - you were one of my first BlitzGirls! A lot has happened, the Order of the Holy Contradiction is going to have to convene! Why, what's happened? *polishes sword* If their location is circa the Mediterranean, their language should have some roots in Greek, Italian...
by Selcouth
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks for the fill-ins. And did anyone manage to make headway on the language? We weren't presented with very much of it, unfortunately. I am reading the past newpages while I keep up with the current ones. I left around... I don't recall. It was a long time ago, perhaps even before Megan injured h...
by Selcouth
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have now determined that nobody remembers me. 'Kay.

All the slang has changed in this thread!

Can someone fill me in, has their location been pinpointed yet?
by Selcouth
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Erm, hello people. Remember me?

Anyway, yeah, long hiatus and stuff.

As to comic: all I can say is whoa. This is freaking awesome. Does anyone see a bit of a biblical/zoroastrian parallel, with the floods?
by Selcouth
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

What, pray tell, be the difference between hedgehogs and porcupines? I nearly wrote that sentence in German... German class is habit-forming. Aber sehr schön! I'll avoid the physics discussion. If I start I'll never shut up. Edit: Yeah, this isn't a flame war. Complicated debates can seem like flame...
by Selcouth
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow, I skimmed through the past few pages and seemed to have missed quite a bit of discussion. What is this investigation?

Boulders! What roundish animals like to hide near boulders? This looks like a turtle, but it can't be. Maybe a hedgehog?
by Selcouth
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Has anyone scanned the various vegetation to see if there is any Wild Parsnip around, and if so whether Megan is adequately prepared with an axe?
by Selcouth
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Exodies wrote:Chocolate or pizza.


Cake or death?
by Selcouth
Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Holy shit. Also. mscha, nice one. Hmmm. Language is a bit strong for someone NOT the pope of the page. TheMinim, take note. Sorry! I'm also a redditor and keep forgetting to turn off my profanity module when I go to other fora. Holy shit. I feel this is the appropriate response. "Wow" doe...
by Selcouth
Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Holy shit.

Also. mscha, nice one.
by Selcouth
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

"I like my men/women like I like my chocolate: not at all" i i It's true, I don't like chocolate. ii ii And there are many reasons I picked this username. iv A C hocolate E ater? A gainst C elebrating E aster? A narcho- C ommunist É clair*? * Yeah, I know éclairs don't contain...
by Selcouth
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

I wonder if she found something particularly exciting, or just has to speak loudly to break the hold the brain-eating amoeba has on Cueball? I suspect the latter. The amoeba sneaks in through Cueball's ears to gain its hold over his brain, so Megan rightly deduces that producing a high-volume sound...
by Selcouth
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla, bing b ONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/7674bb346ea6376bf30c004598297c8025364bec6b4eedbe1c6db2600d1a0b06.png Well, that's an unpleasant way to be awakened. "I like my men/women like I like my chocolate: not at all" i i It's true, I don't like ...
by Selcouth
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

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by Selcouth
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1222: "Pastime"
Replies: 31
Views: 9105

Re: 1222: "Pastime"

Essah wrote:yeeh, get out of my head. But I guess it's a typical thing for... people, to do


Yeah, everyone does it. Hence the saying "everyone thinks they're unique."
by Selcouth
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

This tiny river is really tiny. Looks like Megan could just step across it.

Also, am I the only one who thinks Megan dropping onto Cueball from a tree is kind of cute?
by Selcouth
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1222: "Pastime"
Replies: 31
Views: 9105

Re: 1222: "Pastime"

Yeah, Randall, you kind of hit the nail on the head. Not that I have friends to talk to about things.
by Selcouth
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

ONG

Spoiler:
Image


Edit: dammit.
by Selcouth
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

If River would have swallowed a cicade, would it still be chirp ong ?] No, she killed it with her brain. http://a.deviantart.net/avatars/j/a/jayne-x-river.gif?1 I wonder what Megan is saying to the molpychirp? Also, it would be funny if Megan was actually communicating with it, instead of just trig...
by Selcouth
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

If River would have swallowed a cicade, would it still be chirp ong ?] No, she killed it with her brain. http://a.deviantart.net/avatars/j/a/jayne-x-river.gif?1 I wonder what Megan is saying to the molpychirp? She's clearly complaining about how Cueball is a terrible adventure-partner.
by Selcouth
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

I feel outdated... The last time I was on this thread, everybody still had that Creed thingy: All hail the magnificient Lord Randall The Author of the One True Comic The Illustrator of Sandcastles The Keeper of the Newpix The Creator of Time We have seen the Castles We reject the Outside We do not ...
by Selcouth
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

Aaaugh the blotchy snake thing was a Ramphotyphlops braminus !!!! [citation needed] Ramphotyphlops braminus is a harmless blind snake species found mostly in Africa and Asia, but has been introduced in many other parts of the world. Completely fossorial, they are often mistaken for earthworms, exce...
by Selcouth
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Analysis: Dream-me seriously overestimates my importance in the world, but gets my nervous stuttering, far-too-feminine mannerisms, and relationship with my best friend right. Also dream-me assigned a really weird face to Randall.... dark brown/greying hair, thick eyebrows, a grey beanie and a goat...
by Selcouth
Fri May 31, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383192

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've twerked my Avatars a bit, filled some missing images and fiddled with the written names. I have still work to do with the old avatars, but this will have to wait till sunday. If you want a peak head over to http://xkcd.mscha.org/sciscitor/ or look at the even more huger version . *peek I can't...
by Selcouth
Fri May 31, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1219: "Reports"
Replies: 30
Views: 7176

Re: 1219: "Reports"

joeyvalentine wrote:I miss the days when xkcd was funny :(


Yeah, seems like Randall's been stressed for the past few weeks.... the comics aren't quite the same. Of course, maybe he's just spending some of his humor on Time?

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