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by ofvn2vw1872
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It's not an original castle, in the sense that it was built as "I want to have a castle", rather than "We need to defend the nobility of this area against invasion, so let's build thick walls and guard towers." I don't think that Connecticut was ever a feudal system. Bannerman C...
by ofvn2vw1872
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I am quite intrigued by the "NOBOD Y " - at first I thought my transliterated c/' blue diacritics might be vowels, but then some words do not have vowels whatsoever. It could happen, but it would make Beanish a language damn hard to pronounce... I think that it is a clue that the Beanish ...
by ofvn2vw1872
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

moody7277 wrote:BureaucracONG
Spoiler:
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"The Wizard translator? But nobody can see the Great Oz Beardo! Nobody's ever seen the Great Oz Beardo!"
by ofvn2vw1872
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeah I see lots of good discussion on the Musical score etc. One Idea I had to make it better for some of the musical score ideas is to standardize the time signature for the frames. We could make every normal frame take half a second which gives us a 2FPS movie of Time. Then on dialog/sound effect...
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Music of Time

ETA: Just before I get too ahead of myself with this - I just want to check to make sure everyone's ok with me taking the helm for the OTC soundtrack... As much as I'd secretly love to do it all myself*, I don't want to be selfish here, so - are there any other composers/musicians here who want to ...
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Now I've got myself thinking about a soundtrack to the OTT. I'm not a pagepope but - what would the soundtrack sound like? What pieces/songs for which frames? Well, when the project is done, original music written by me :P I have been thinking about it, I think mainly ambient background stuff apart...
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: So she went home.

Someone walkONG down! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/83a544b40d764868c3c50de5e2c17c9fed08095237ff81220694779af79c2e0a.png This is so very exciting. Things are really moving along now. OTCSoundtrack=Awesome idea. You accidentally your tags out of order. Thanks for spotting that!
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: (doublepost?)

Eternal Density wrote:Someone walkONG down!
Spoiler:
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This is so very exciting. Things are really moving along now.

OTCSoundtrack=Awesome idea.
by ofvn2vw1872
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Good point on the apparent lack of tidal activity. But still, given that Cueball & Megan (Am I right in assuming that the word 'Cuegan' that I have seen is an abbreviation of Cueball & Megan? I don't lurk enough to get all the sayings in here :) ) did not see the tower, it must be very, ver...
by ofvn2vw1872
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

No respONGse: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/6f1d91330184d00fb230f2eafb69595eb112361d4bf311e9f1e08d0d4953fba5.png He's thinking, or we need Megan's smarts to figure it out. And it does seem to be a good match for "water" especially because that 2-ish figure was a single character word e...
by ofvn2vw1872
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

But, we know they have strange customs. Like drinking out of cups. (Cuegan must use dilgunnerangs all the time; that's the most likely reason why Cueball would be staring at the drink prompting Megan to say "It's just water.") I think it's natural to wonder, in a new and potentially stran...
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

cellocgw wrote:
madock345 wrote:As the hats mark them as being related to the Canadas, I can only assume that the buckets contain pure Maple Syrup.


Blasphemy! The One True Maple Syrup comes from Vermont!


OTMS is definitely from VT.
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

At this point... I'm saying there are definitely diacritical markings. The slant-y line from the n-humps are getting transferred to 7 and chair-dot. Edit: and the 3/quarter rests seem to be a large and very similar family of shapes. Reminds me of that counting system that you had to write out in Riv...
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

By my count we have 20 characters. That is, if what appear to be diacritic markings count as separate characters, and if they do not, then 18 characters and four diacritics/punctuation marks. Of these characters (from the original 20 count) 8 have been repeated, and one (the 7) repeated 3 times. It...
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50214316

Re: 1190: "Time"

By my count we have 20 characters. That is, if what appear to be diacritic markings count as separate characters, and if they do not, then 18 characters and four diacritics/punctuation marks. Of these characters (from the original 20 count) 8 have been repeated, and one (the 7) repeated 3 times. It...
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50214316

Re: 1190: "Time"

By my count we have 20 characters. That is, if what appear to be diacritic markings count as separate characters, and if they do not, then 18 characters and four diacritics/punctuation marks. Of these characters (from the original 20 count) 8 have been repeated, and one (the 7) repeated 3 times. It ...
by ofvn2vw1872
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyone else noticed the similarity of the first three characters of each of the two utterances? The first symbol is the same. Then another symbol (different). The third symbol is the same but rotated. To the linguists: does rotation in any of the related identified scripts mean anything? No idea wh...
by ofvn2vw1872
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The phrase always ends* with the character that looks like a cursive ch stuck together, followed by another character with a dot over it, and always begins with the half flat. The third word of the second's phrase looks like some bad handwritten "the". And the backward 2 with line through ...
by ofvn2vw1872
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

One of us (with a bit more times than I have at the moment) ought to start making list of these characters and how often they appear, and if possible, what they tend to occur next to. Maybe we can find some vowels that way.
by ofvn2vw1872
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The first and last symbols are mirrors of one another, except for that degree-looking dot. Well spotted. I vote for this indicating that the characters inside are meant as a question. Or that the pitch is to be lowered one half-flat (half flat to full flat) over the course of the phrase. This has a...
by ofvn2vw1872
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Eutychus wrote: Is it part of the Voynich manuscript?


My thoughts went there... right after the music, and I don't think so, based on one photo of a page I pulled up, but I'm no expert.

It also doesn't look indus (based on wikipedia glancing)

But Voynich would make so much sense, and be rather unhelpful.
by ofvn2vw1872
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

first symbol looks like a flat sign... a half flat sign.

Edit: Are they singing? Microtonally?
by ofvn2vw1872
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm not sure, but Cueball looks bigger than the other people. Maybe his large cue-head is just throwing me off. Now that all five of them are standing still, I think you're right. Megan seems to be has tall as the one closest to her, with the other two being just slightly taller, but not as tall as...
by ofvn2vw1872
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Cuegan's excitement about seeing people seems to have faded. They're no longer running, just walking now. If the people ahead hadn't seen them and were moving, there might have been a good chance that the disappear over the horizon (down a mountain) before Cugan reaches them. And so if Cugan has be...
by ofvn2vw1872
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Back at present now, and going coma. Very interesting developments at the top (if it is) of this mountain. I do like the theory that this is some deluge caused by a major shift similar to what happened in the Mediterranean. It seems to fit the general idea relatively well. I am also glad to see some...
by ofvn2vw1872
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

People? Rising dust? Glinting in the light? Could it really be that my fanciful prediction was correct? Could it be the TdF riders off n the distance? If it is, I think my head shall explode. :shock: In any case, I think it is interesting that Megan is specific about it being dust, and not smoke. D...
by ofvn2vw1872
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

moody7277 wrote:Sunset at frame number 2382, five minutes per newpix, so if we assume 12 hours for night, we get sunrise at frame 2526.


If that assumption is correct, and without anything other than stars to watch, we should have six outside days to pin down exactly what location/time these stars give us.
by ofvn2vw1872
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: MOLPY UP!

Eternal Density wrote:Dawwwwwwwwwww!
Image

Yes, I'm breaking tradition :P


Strong reminders of that jump across the stream after he offered help, more stubbornness.
by ofvn2vw1872
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It reminds me of a short story (by someone, I don't remember who), in which this event (a darkness in a multi-star system) occurred, regularly, but with enough spacing that it threw the whole world in to chaos. Let's hope we don't find hoards of villagers chasing astronomers down the mountain in th...
by ofvn2vw1872
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Ok I've just solved it!!!! They live in a world with more than one sun! This is why they have walked for so many days and had no sunset. Until this night when they have hit a night with all the other extra sun's below the horizon and then the final visible one setting allowing it to finally go ...
by ofvn2vw1872
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

tONGs of raptorcats! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/6e95a2ad7beb6430f33e3b540d20a9fb2b8734c173e008ed839e09ce7c3552f1.png Cute black wolpies, ChronosDragon and slinches. :) They don't seem to be able to call lucky anything other than a thing. Points toward the newness of their experiences.
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wild Speculation, per pope: (also, first post) Top of the mountain's structure is not terribly ornate, nothing like some of the temple photos that were thrown around, more in line with what we've seen already, BUT it wil lead to an underground river, perhaps with a handy boat. I doubt that ...
by ofvn2vw1872
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And I hope Megan's pride won't harm her in their climb up the mountain. Its fine to refuse help across a river, but what if she refuses to 'Hold this, or you'll fall' She was the one who forgot about the dangers when they first encounter the slippery river bank. And does not seem to want her injury...
by ofvn2vw1872
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wild Speculation, per pope: (also, first post) Top of the mountain's structure is not terribly ornate, nothing like some of the temple photos that were thrown around, more in line with what we've seen already, BUT it wil lead to an underground river, perhaps with a handy boat. I doubt that M...

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