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by capnbuckle
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Blind posting from...I don't know how far back. I was reading was NetWeasel said about the End of Time being so sudden...and similar reactions from others. The whole "We cared for these characters and we have no idea if they landed somewhere safe. And that sucks." sentiment. I _think_ I kn...
by capnbuckle
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: So it has come to this.

dm214 wrote:I guess the blog project is now moot.

What about a book?


I know I already made this joke, maybe even in my firstpost or shortly after: I'm now eagerly awaiting the Blu-ray release!
by capnbuckle
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'll be with you in the present in a bit. If there's still a present.. There are always presents! Presents will continue long after the End of Time... Submitting to what-if: I think it would be more of a meaningful gesture if we all submitted the same thing, showing that we're colluding, though. I ...
by capnbuckle
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Davidy wrote:
*Kat* wrote:...or that the place where they landed would be given a name that we all knew.


Try Corsica.


I agree...chances are good that the prevailing current would have taken them toward the northern side of Corsica...maybe even to Cap Corse, itself.
by capnbuckle
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Forgive the non-blitzer...but was there ever an OTTification of "The Call", by Regina Spektor. Maybe 75% of the lyrics require no modification at all. And yet, I hesitate to suggest it. I can barely fight back the tears listening to that song just the way it is... (No, it doesn't resonate ...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Can't believe I missed a chirping astronomy frame while comaing. I recognized Taurus and the Pleiades right away. The date sounds about right too (~week after the Long Night). And as we all know, the Pleiades are Randall's favorite astronomical entity. A good omen! The stars are favorable. Or at le...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Capella (in Auriga) is the very bright star in the lower left. Aldeberan (in Taurus) is in the lower right. Pleiades above and left of Taurus. Mirphak (in Perseus) is above Capella. Algol is to the right of Mirphak. Algol is a famous variable (eclipsing binary in this case) star discovered way back...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Capella (in Auriga) is the very bright star in the lower left. Aldeberan (in Taurus) is in the lower right. Pleiades above and left of Taurus. Mirphak (in Perseus) is above Capella. Algol is to the right of Mirphak. Algol is a famous variable (eclipsing binary in this case) star discovered way back...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quick! Summon the astronomers to the thread! The MegaCastleRaft looks kind of like a wagon train, at this distance and without the benefit of colour or shade to delineate between land and sea. "You have died of dysentry". You called? I believe this is looking north...with the bright star ...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

The MegaCastleRaft looks kind of like a wagon train, at this distance and without the benefit of colour or shade to delineate between land and sea. I wonder if they will continue to collect and lash together flotsam until they've created Sea Town. (Or maybe that would be "Pretty New Sea Town&q...
by capnbuckle
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

To me the arrival of LaPetit was the crowning moment of awesome for Time. But now I'm sad: all the Chekov's guns have been fired. All the mysteries have been revealed. Now it just plays out and wraps up. Not all of them. What about the whole Beanish language? And what about the reason for the colla...
by capnbuckle
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

This may already be obvious to everyone else...but if my math is correct, at the end of this NP, the OTC with slightly over 3000 panels will have generated 48,000 posts (and climbing!) in the OTT. Wow. That post was, in fact, the 48000th. (At present; subject to change due to mods removing posts an...
by capnbuckle
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

This may already be obvious to everyone else...but if my math is correct, at the end of this NP, the OTC with slightly over 3000 panels will have generated 48,000 posts (and climbing!) in the OTT.

Wow.
by capnbuckle
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Bad news: - Their people aren't where they are now, that is, uphill from the current shore and on the escape route. They may be encircled on hills farther down (foreshadowed! and much considered by OTTers as a possibility). Because I may have been one of the first to find the National Geographic &q...
by capnbuckle
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Why are we assuming that Cugan is speaking English? No we're not, not as a whole, anyway. A pretty common notion, at one point, was to assume they speak "Unglish" (hence USB - Unglish, Squarish, Beanish - when we thought Hairypatta brundlefly still spoke proper Unglish, that is. brundlefl...
by capnbuckle
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

I can't really make sense of this story taking place in the year ~13k as has been suggested by the star-analyser people... I'm getting a prehistoric vibe from the whole thing. Was there a discussion about this? Link to page, pls. I'm in no position to link to a page, but to me the Bilby towers (fro...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
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Re: 1190: "Time"

"RUN."

Uh oh! This _might_ also warn of a return to faster newpix!...

Maybe not...but I'm just speculating...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

So... The flooding occurred after this frame? http://xkcd.mscha.org/xkcd_time_20130706_1100.png I realize that in the previous frames Cueball said the "thing" looked like it held "something", so there probably wasn't a telescope in the tower, only a place to set a telescope. So,...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ugh... More pessimism, I'm afraid. Looking back at the National Geographic map... http://maroonbeard.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/The-Mediterranean-Seafloor-1982.jpg The Cueganites live at or slightly below 2389 m below sea level. I've simplified the rate of sea rise to a flat rate just for a quic...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Once those hills are cut off, their fate is sealed without an accomplished seafaring culture...and I don't think there was any talk of sailing vessels or boats of any kind. There was talk of rafts . I think maybe the fact that the hill people don't like the Cueganites could work n the Cueganites' f...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well analyzed. However, if the Beanies are planning on occupying an island castle post-inundation, they must have boats, or at least plans for building them. True, but there are boats... and there are boats ! Château d'If is less than a mile from the shores of Marseille, if Google Earth is not lyin...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Have a look at the relevant region in this map (I can't get the image to show up, correctly...so you'll just have to follow the link...) (And I am at neophyte to the OTT. If there is a better way to do this, let me know and I fix! I fix!) http://maroonbeard.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/The-Mediter...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

By the way, add me to the list of people happy with the revelations. Saying they're coming too quickly is ironic given how long it's been to get to this point. This is about as decompressed as story telling can get. This reminds me of the point in many good fantasy/scifi pics where the characters l...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just realized that the closed up mediterranean sea (+11,000 years) seems to give a solution to the African flora/fauna so far north also. Sweet. Could Beanish have African influence as well? I know nothing about African languages Very well could be. I resorted at one point to just start doing a bru...
by capnbuckle
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: Beacon Beta, Papal Decree

Would it be possible to come up with a pronunciation guide just from the writing? Or is that impossible? It depends, but the answer is "probably no" Possibly, after looking at the distributions of the letters, I might be able to give a decent guess. For example, there are several sounds i...
by capnbuckle
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

It is possible that a spoken form of Beanish could be created by assigning (heretic) English letters to the vowels and consonants. This idea is not original to me, it comes from an H. Beam Piper story. Perhaps, rather than english letters, english phonemes. It'll depend on how many letters/diacriti...
by capnbuckle
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

I found the other two firstposts (the PFANP-thing is really helpful for this): ... Welcome, b2bomberkrh, capnbuckle, and irino! (who all made their firstpost on NP 1054) Ah, so I did finally get moderated...un-moderated...something... I imagine with the activity of the OTT, the moderators have been...
by capnbuckle
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107497
Views: 53558789

Re: 1190: "Time"

<de-lurking/> OK, Beanies give both of them a drink, then both of them yawn. Megan yawns mid-sentence. Doesn't seem like it's been very long since the long night...has anyone else thought that maybe Cuegan have just been drugged? Maybe they get "retconned" back to the beach and start all o...

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