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by mrob27
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:16 pm UTC
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1190: Time: WHO HAS TWO THUMBS AND DOESN'T GIVE A CH**RP? LAPETITE! HOW YA DOIN'?

Glad to see you, @Link. That most unmolpish component of semencoffeecancerbaconbabiesonice has affected so many of us…

GnomeAnne wrote:Their writers seem to have stolen our ketchup time Time-Sword graphic to use in their title card.

Yeah, but that graphic was based on my
Image

:twisted:
by Link
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:32 pm UTC
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1190: "Time": MY CUPCAKE IS PROBLEMATIC

Image Hello everymolpy!

Looks like there's something about this Time of the yip that makes in-popping popular, because *pop*, here I am again! Unfortunately I've been thoroughly basemented for many mips now; ironically I just don't have the Time for Time. :( I mean, I think about you xuys a lot, but whenever I feel like getting back into the OTT, I realise how much ketchup there is waiting for me, and I sort of panic and put it off.

A Zanclean amount of stuff has happened over the past mips, ranging from awesomeful (I graduated and started a PhD!) to thoroughly ch*rping m*stard (concerning the most unmolpish component of semencoffeecancerstarsandbaconbabiesonice). Much like the Cueganites, I just have to hold on tight and see where the flood takes me.

Just now, it took me back here. Weirdly, it wasn't the fact that I see the OTC as my MTA background all the Time, or even my continued play of Q04B, that took me back: I'm Waiting for a parcel that's being handled by Poczta Polska, and that reminded me of balthasar_s and suddenly made me feel really nostalgic.

I'm really glad to see addams is still with us! You gave us all a big scare earlier in the yip!
by GnomeAnne
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:00 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi.
I've had a very busy two weeks.
I'm going to have another two even busier weeks,
but they can wait for tomorrow.
I will be going to an island off the coast of Newfoundland on the 26th and staying there for the winter to explore and map it out.
I will be living off the land, cutting wood and pumping water by hand to cook with.
There will be no electricity or internet, although I will have a satellite phone for emergency use.
During the spring, summer, and fall of the next two years, we will tear down the abandoned fishing shacks and build a lodge and a bunch of cabins for hunting parties to use, and I might stay on as a guide in the summers and a resident in the winter, although by that Tim we should have internet access.
I might not make it back to say goodbye before I disappear, but know that I will return in the spring, and that I'll miss you all very much while I'm gone.

I recently had the somewhat dubious pleasure of watching Adventure Time, a tv show made for two-year-olds of below average intelligence.
Their writers seem to have stolen our ketchup time Time-Sword graphic to use in their title card.
Which reminds me: I have a lot of ketchup to do.
ggh wrote:Lifemustard, strife-flustered,
Spoiler:
Our Mighty Troubadour
Battles on bravely and
Takes all the hits.

Into our bosom he
Unhesitatingly
Flies and we gleefully
Hug him to bits.

Hmmmm
In related news.
I unexpectedly received a copy of the book jiggery pokery for my birthday.
It is a collection of double dactyl rhymes.

Hallo Yappo, Kierynfootnote, and Dr Carter!
Welcome back!

Gah, Svenman, why would you put a song there??
I don't have Tim for listening to songs!
Listens to song
Actually that's really catchy.
But I question the singer's sanity, why would he want to be hit?

I saw GnomeAnne recently, and yes, basementful seems like a good description.

I appreciate the effort you went to in making this very detailed graph for us, b, but it does not help at all.
I am even more confused now.
Is this our confusion level over Tim?
Is it our interest in bsta beginning to level out on a reversed Timline?
Is it the amount of bacon I have left in my refrigerator that has to be eaten before I leave?
I hope it's not that last one, I would not feel well for the trip out if I eat it all at once like that.

And now I'm off to ketchup on Quelouva before I start the Herculean task of reading two weeks worth of dnd chat logs.
There is generally twenty minutes worth of reading that gets written each day, so it should only take about five hours.

Footnote Woo, Kieryn is here! Hi Kieryn!
by Pfhorrest
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:49 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

First QONG of the week.

Has anybody seen GnomeAnne lately? She seems... how would you guys say it... basementful? lately.
by ucim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:59 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It's a ghost horse grazing in front of a square UFO. Since the horse is imaginary, the picture is complex. The question is, does the tree next to the spaceship (or secret moonbase) have square roots?

And welcome back DrSamCarter! Great to see the basement leaking out!

Jose
by DrSamCarter
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:31 am UTC
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I love this place.

So much beautiful whimsical creativity in one spot, generated by awesomeful caring people.

Sorry, I just had to pop out of the shadows at the top of the basement stairs where I lurk and say "Thank you" (probably again, but better than not at all).
by lmjb1964
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:52 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Febrion! Hi!Not high it's so great to see you! Glad you found your way out of the basement.

And I see that Sciscitor is here. I feel like I haven't seen you for a while, but I don't know if it's because I've been on the Outside so much. Anyway, hi!

I'm here for a friend's 60th birthday. She's having a big party with her extended family, which is my adopted family, so I'll be busying visiting, drinkingM and partying. But I wanted to drop in and say hello. And to mention that I certainly did not file any reports with RAZOR about an awesomeful meeting with a pope OTTER that may or may not have happened, except that it did. Maybe.



PotAlthough I am in the Land of PotPort, where cannabis is even easier to get than where I live.
by Febrion
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:37 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:Febrion's back! Callooo! Callay!

Huh? Sounds like a bunch of jabberish to me71

ucim wrote:You were missed!

Don't worry, your aim will improve

ucim wrote:Note also that PMs are all mustarded up, so they seem to not go through, and that RELATEDly members don't seem to get (email) notices when they are quoted in posts or have any sort of notification here. So... if you're in the basement, keep peeking out those windows! :)

I can attest to that - I used to get emails about various notifications, which usually reminded me to return here. However, I haven't seen any in quite awhile, but upon logging in I was greeted with various notifications0. I blame the paladin1.
ucim wrote:<snip>[something about ice cream and salsa]

Yes, ice cream salsa exists32
ucim wrote:
ω<words>


Ok - if we're opening up non-JDM>3 charsets, I'm going to have to get more creative with my footnotes

1225Yes
NOresponses pending - I never ignore people42
37SIG11
aggyDELETED, which is odd for a packratmolep
7Ottification?
69But is it any good? If anyone here has tried this, let us know!!!
4I've tried several words here, but found faults(s) in all of them. Fortunately, even with jabberish71 here, you can still (hopefully) determine the intent.
182Don't 10 tempt me3
daysDO
sortaSo why is temptation bad?
HI EVERYONE! I'm sorry for everything, I'll try not to vanish for so long again [unless you preferred it that way lol]
by ucim
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:59 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Febrion's back! Callooo! Callay! You were missed! Note also that PMs are all mustarded up, so they seem to not go through, and that RELATEDly members don't seem to get (email) notices when they are quoted in posts or have any sort of notification here. So... if you're in the basement, keep peeking out those windows! :)

Pfhorrest wrote:I don't quite know how the slang you guys use here gets coined, but might I suggest the use of a capital M (i.e. 0x4D) in place of an Oxford comma as an addition? As in "For lunch I ate a burrito, chipsM and salsa."
It gets coined much the way you just did it, once it's picked up. Which it probably will, because it's treeish, epsilonM and communal. But we need something for the Oxford Dropout... where because "foo and bar" is a thing itself, it's ambiguous if you don't know whether or not the Oxford Comma is in use. For example, "I had fish and chips, ice cream and salsa" screams for an Oxford Comma: "I had fish and chips, ice creamM and salsa". But what if I had ice cream, fish and chips and salsa? We'd need to disambiguate between "ice cream, fishM and chips and salsa" and " ice cream, fish and chipsM and salsa"

All fine if the Oxford Comma is in use. But if you just see: "I had ice cream, fish and chips and salsa", in a context where the Oxford Comma was not in use... yanno, I just realized we could use the Oxford Comma - that's what it's for!

Anyway, you are molpish, steakishM and act like a big tree.

ωIt's all related, of course!

Jose
by addams
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:54 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Good Night Sweet Thread.
Spoiler:
I have visions of BrownStones bobbing along on their basements my head.
by Febrion
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So I thought I was permanently8 in the basement-1, but every thought is incorrectsee 8 in some way, so naturallysee 8 here I am. It'll probably take me awhile to ketchup enough to feel comfortable rejoining the discussionlol, but I'll do my best.0 See y'all again in a few months!


++x=x++Definition needed3
baobabsquite a popular sentimentsee 8
negativeI've only read the latest page, but I enjoyed all the non-basement basement talk
comfortmissing fragment: "pretend to"
nullnot really - but I'd like to


---EDIT---
Oh ch*rp - how did I wind up up here?
DecreeC: Reconnect with an old friend, find a hobby that makes you think less, or debate the merits of the Oxford Comma.


GCompletely optional100, and outside of this thread, but since I've been outside for so long, it feels naturalsee 8
1Not to be confused with "partially optional", the hit single
by mrob27
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:42 pm UTC
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1190: Time: MRORL IS SERIOUS MOLPY

@addams, I'm relieved to know that it didn't offend you (but I had to ask, because I like to err on the side of don't worry, feed squirpies)
 Fun fact: If you live in a place that has deep ground freezes (and thus, house with a basement) and if you also have flooding (like @GnomeAnne mentioned), and if you logically decide to try to waterseal the basement somehow, the foundation must be mechanically anchored (e.g. with protruding horizontal extensions well below ground level). Why? Because your basement might act like a boat and float on the water table, lifting your entire house up!
Tony Bryan wrote:The high groundwater level […] induces bouyancy in the basement. While this buoyancy may be overcome by the full weight of the finished building, a partially constructed building may not be of sufficient weight, so the basement may float upwards.
       - source

TL;DR: In Zanclean times, a Basement makes your home into a Raftcastle!

taixzo wrote:Considering tornadoes are formed by rising hot air; would tornadoes have been prevalent in a future sunken mediterranean basin? ("Would have been"? I'm never sure how to conjugate words when talking about a hypothetical future past.)

I think it's "willen-haven-been prevalent." :D (That link is to a post by @Mycroft_147, see also mrob27; based on the tense system in the book Restaurant at the End of the Universe where Adams introduces the Time-travel technology that makes that titular eatery possible.)

mrob27 Image
by addams
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:40 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, Dear! mrob; I was not offended!
I was busy reading your links and thinking.

Chattering...
Spoiler:
I was thinking about the cold.
Cold that can reach four feet into the Earth!

...It was unusually cold here last year.
The soil in my flower pots was like rock.

That kind of cold frightens me.
I was wondering about buildings heaving Up out of the ground.

The basements act like anchors?
Is that the point you are pointing out?

Oh! Yes.
Tornado Alley.
Thunk must live in Tornado Alley.

Everyplace has its Natural Disasters.

Here, we chat about our Tsunami routes.
I live at about 15 feet above sea level.

I moved out of the forest.
There I was at 500 feet.
What Natural Disaster Threat do you live with?
Earthquake, Hurricane, SandStorm, Fire?

Hi! GnomeAnne!
You get Tornados and Wet Carpet.

That is steady work for people that work on buildings.
by GnomeAnne
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:32 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Tim"

lmjb1964 wrote:But not the One True Thread, surely.

I know, I know, don't call you Shirley.
...
In other news, I will be having a most blessed audience with our Pope of the Holy Contradiction. It will involve the First Commandment for both of us, I think--him waiting for me to arrive, and me waiting for traffic to move. :( But I am Waiting for It eagerly nonetheless.

In reverse order, then:
That sounds like a lot of fun aside from the traffic.

I mean, I called myself Anne, so Shirley isn't too far out of the way.

I invite you to take a look at the title of my previous post.

mrob27 wrote:I apologise for being rude and patronising. Re-reading my post, it looks like I was being really nasty. By Randall, I was tired.

Maybe I'm missing something.
That didn't seem nasty at all, and only vaguely patronising.

The town I live in was built in a flood plain, so most of the the basements are only half buried, and they tend to have low ceilings. Even so, people with finished basements have to replace their carpeting and drywall every few years when they fill with water.
by mrob27
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:05 pm UTC
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1190: Time: I MADE YOU A GLIE, BUT I FOREGOATED IT

addams wrote:I give up. Where in The World are you? If you are a private person you can tell us longitude and land mass.

By longitude I imagine you mean latitude. Neither longitude nor latitude would answer the question, rather it would give unrelated information that would let you greatly reduce the uncertainty in @thunk's former and present positions. But you could get to the point by asking about mean high and low temperatures during the coldest month.
 In this map of the U.S. the no-Basement locations are south of the 10" line, and the Basement-almost-always locations are around the 20" and 25" lines.
 (plenty of explanation about why is here and also here)
by lmjb1964
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:41 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

GnomeAnne wrote:New OtherComic.

But not the One True Thread, surely.

I know, I know, don't call you Shirley.

Somewhere the word "ineffable" came up, and I was reminded of a discussion, way back in Time. Someone described something that GLR did as "ineffable," and since we were all confused about what was happening in Time, someone else said it was "in-what-the effable." That lead me to thinking (sometimes a dangerous thing), that you hear the word ineffable, but you don't really hear the word effable. And that led me to think about the fact that nowadips, if someone heard you say someone was "effable," they would have a very different idea about what you meant. :twisted:

Oh, for decree, hm. It's sometimes scary the random railcastles of thought that fill my head. Also, I grew up with basements, and now live in California where there are none. Like Pfhorrest said, I miss having a basement.

In other news, I will be having a most blessed audience with our Pope of the Holy Contradiction. It will involve the First Commandment for both of us, I think--him waiting for me to arrive, and me waiting for traffic to move. :( But I am Waiting for It eagerly nonetheless.
by addams
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:23 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

thunk wrote:My previous location was a cold-winter environment with a deep frost line, hence most houses had basements.
Now I live in a place without them, which may explain the large market for storm shelters around here.
ok...
I give up.
Where in The World are you?

If you are a private person you can tell us longitude and land mass.
I, just, can't imagine...We don't have deep frost nor storm shelters.

Kansas!
Are you in Kansas?

Like Dorthy?
She had a storm shelter.
by thunk
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:06 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

My previous location was a cold-winter environment with a deep frost line, hence most houses had basements.
Now I live in a place without them, which may explain the large market for storm shelters around here.
by svenman
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:08 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Here in Germany houses almost always have basements. In old houses they are invariably musty and moldy. Our forefathers, who did not have refrigerators, preferred a cool and slightly damp environment for the storage of various kinds of food.

BSTA continues:
...
Image

FTH: Ah, the wonderful system of edukacja.CL.
"No more filling out papers.
You can acomplish everything through the internet."
B: That's true, technically... Only that later you have to print it and bring to them physically, even though they have it in their system.
FTH: They like redundancy...
B: There is one thing they did right. Signing up for things.
FTH: Unless they make everyone sign up at exactly the same time...
What's our plan now?


Yeah, what's your plan?

Is there even a plan?
by Pfhorrest
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Nobody has basements here in California. I wish I had a basement. So much room for activities.
by lmjb1964
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:49 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The Outside has been unexpectedly strong, but I wanted to stop in and say hello. So, hello!

But I am not in the Basement, which is good, because it looks like a scary place.

Ch*rp, I'm Pope. Um, post about scary things? Or basements?
by ggh
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:00 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm in the basement. I'm not coming out yet. I see the news, and silently hope that SBN, and any other other OTTers in the path of zancleanness will be safe and dry, but there's no rule against hoping in the basement, is there? My US trip is nearly over, and when I return to NZ there will be ketchup, or perhaps intended ketchup that leads to more delay and eventually a remorseful blindpost. Time will tell.

But meanwhile...
a little chirpy told me that Addams is back! And this I must add my huzzah to: Huzzah! :)

And, I think I need to make a quick comment on this too:
GnomeAnne wrote:
karhell wrote:Image

That's a cool graph, but having done both at once I have to say the scale you used doesn't come close to doing it justice.


Image

Yup, that's more like it. Saw the eclipse with OTTers. The eclipse was very treeish indeed, and still didn't make my top-5 list of favourite things from my trip to GnomeLand. :)
I got to enjoy a wonderful visit with Jose again as well. Yup - Other OTTers is a whole nOTTer order of magnitude. :)


This basement has more wine and spirits than I had noticed during my last trip here, but still, I will return. Please
Spoiler:
stay safe and be happy.
by lmjb1964
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:47 am UTC
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Yay, yappo! Glad you found your way out if the basement. I'm sorry about the lifem*stard. I hope that things become molpish for you soon. Very exciting about your first overseas gig!

There are things I want to respond to, but for now I just want to say to Pfhorrest that that I'm glad things are unimploded, but I'm sorry to hear able your mother's injury. Hope she heals quickly.

And SBN, I'm sending you and everyone in the storm's path all the molpish thoughts I can. Be safe.

And it's great seeing addams here again!

Edited to send more molpish thoughts. And then to fix other stuff.
by yappobiscuits
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:50 am UTC
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Oh ch*rp would you look at that. I went and fell in the basement again. I got all busy making music for plays again.

21369503_1692048624171509_5120383244607245008_n.jpg


Also things are happening in the Iron SeaWolpy camp - for any Dutch OTTers who want to see us, we're playing our first ever overseas gig at Fuizenfest in Riel, near Tilburg on the 30th Sept! But as excited as I am for the gig, I'm even more excited about the fact I get to go to the Efteling while we're there :P

Just quickly blitzed to the present, but not going to reply to much just so I can get back to the present quicker…

Oh dear, I see just after I was last here, y'all went and made a new and rather rude OTTish word… not only does "mustardbusting" look a little like… that, it's also rather fitting, I mean, if you think of "busting your mustard" - no, let's not go there…

Interesting to learn Rakhal's birthdip coincides with the Voldeframe. That means all of Time is bookended by HES and Rakhal's birthdips!

Nice to hear the Hamply and the June Bug got to meet up!

I'm also having a little lifemustard at the moment, so I felt I needed to come back here for a little OTTish comfort. I'm very glad to have this place to come to when I need such things. Love you all Image I was also drawn back here with thoughts of any OTTers who might be affected by any of the Zanclean-ness over in the US… hope you're all ok.
by lmjb1964
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:11 am UTC
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THE MOLPHIN STOPS HERE

La Petite is there from the very beginning, helping Megball build sandcastles. She then goes on the journey with them. Consequently, there is no one to save the raftcastle, and the Forty have no way to escape the rising semencancercoffeebaconbabiesice. Thus ends Time.


So sorry about the implosion, Pfhorrest. As others have said, let us know if we can help.

Hi and welcome, fluffysheep! Yes, this is a fine place to be pedantic. So glad you could join us!

Thanks for the kind words, svenman. And there was some good news from Neil. According to Facebug, he and his brother have been approved for the transplant. It will not be an easy road ahead for them, but hopefully there will be much molpishness on the other side.
by ucim
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:24 pm UTC
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Apparently, forum emails are mustarded up.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=123231
This impacts the basement. Summoning Circles will need stronger mojo. Just a heads-up.

Do the mirrors send out emails?

Kieryn's site is also mustarded. While we're waiting for the penguins, they are also waiting for it.

Jose
by lmjb1964
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
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Hi, pelrigg! Good to see you. I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt and your cousin, but I'm glad that the *ndishness was tempered by molpish timse spent with family.

I don't know if Otter Tail County has been mentioned before, so thanks for setting us straight. I like the idea of OTTCon II In Otter Tail County. Seems only natural.

Hey, they have an OTTer map too, though not as treeish as the one Lu made. Lots of semencancercoffeebaconbabiesice in the area, including one lake called Dead Lake. Presumably (hopefully) it's not dead due to leaking containers of radioactive material.

Edited for typos.
by lmjb1964
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

What an epsilon dream, b! Very creepy. I've had that happen, where a dream haunts you through the day.

svenman wrote:Who is the "he" they are talking about? Still B?

Yes, must be, based on the previous dialogue:

bsta wrote:FTH: What exactly made you want to change your plans?
KXA: He is on a search for object generators.
FTH: ???
KXA: Or something like that. This could be interesting.
FTH: It's a better use of our time to do our business first and then have the rest of the day to talk about generators and stuff. I'm not changing our plans unless there is a rational reason to do it.


Steakish ottification, taixzo!

OK, I have a confession to make. Despite the many, many TImes I've looked at NoMouse's avatar, I never noticed that the DeLorean actually runs into the Tardis. I thought it was just pulling up to it. :oops: Then I saw it in high-rez, and then I FINALLY figured out what was going on. That is ch*rpin' hilarious. And I either need better glasses, or to be more observant. :roll:

SBN wrote:
ucim wrote:
I wonder whatever happened to
Febrion wrote:The basement is resilient, but I'm breaking free just long enough to say I love all of you.
Febrion. Does the basement get wifi? Are there underground rivers? They connect to the sea also. :)



I've been worried about Febrion too. My last PM has gone unread, since August 8th.

How funny that we've all been thinking about Febrion. Maybe we'll summon him. I also sent him a PM, on August 24, that's gone unread. :(

I have heard from addams. I sent her a text to see if she got to see the eclipse. She said she saw the eclipse, and also the worst traffic jam she's ever seen. :) She's sent me pictures of her new raftcastle. It has a deck where she can do some gardening, and lots of trees around, so it looks like a good place for her.

ucim wrote:As to the outside OTTer meetups... I think that's more than cool. I can understand the sense of missing out on something, since "other everythings" (Thanks Baltimore!) are not shared with this "everything", but all of life is like that. Every one of us has lots of life that we aren't sharing here; it would be impossible to do so even if we wanted to. But that we share what we share here makes us all molpier. The droplets that make up the sea aren't always in the sea; sometimes they are in the river, or in the air, but they are always sharing with other droplets. If that didn't happen, there would be no river, and there would be no clouds to form the sea.

Yes, of course. When I wrote that post, I had just panicked that people would post there and they would stop posting here, and our needle-pulled thing would be lost. Of course, that hasn't happened, but it was just a worry that popped into my head at the Tim. As my BF can attest, I am a first-class worrier, from a long line of worriers, so sometimes my brain just starts worrying about silly things.
by SBN
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:26 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:
I wonder whatever happened to
Febrion wrote:The basement is resilient, but I'm breaking free just long enough to say I love all of you.
Febrion. Does the basement get wifi? Are there underground rivers? They connect to the sea also. :)



I've been worried about Febrion too. My last PM has gone unread, since August 8th.
by ucim
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:03 am UTC
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Bravo taixzo! And also NoMouse - wingish RELATED holiday pix, including the one with the small's new contribution to the big. And karhell too - that is true truth you've illustrated!

Pfhorrest - I've started your story (well, I don't know if "started" is the right word, since there isn't really a "start"); I'm going through the narrative path and enjoying it quite muchly. You were asking for numbering suggestions; it's not a bad idea to have several different numbering schemes; the one I have in mind would be a straight sequence in the narrative path: N1, N2, N3... so that I can easily find my place if my browser crashes or I fatfinger something, or want to pick it up from another browser in another location. I like stories that put seemingly unrelated things out there, and then slowly the reader figures out the relationships between them. :)


As to the outside OTTer meetups... I think that's more than cool. I can understand the sense of missing out on something, since "other everythings" (Thanks Baltimore!) are not shared with this "everything", but all of life is like that. Every one of us has lots of life that we aren't sharing here; it would be impossible to do so even if we wanted to. But that we share what we share here makes us all molpier. The droplets that make up the sea aren't always in the sea; sometimes they are in the river, or in the air, but they are always sharing with other droplets. If that didn't happen, there would be no river, and there would be no clouds to form the sea.

I wonder whatever happened to
Febrion wrote:The basement is resilient, but I'm breaking free just long enough to say I love all of you.
Febrion. Does the basement get wifi? Are there underground rivers? They connect to the sea also. :)

Hope addams is ok too. Anybody hear lately?

I managed to get myself to Kentucky to see the totality of the skycircle's obliteration. Twas awefulsomlywingish, and I got to see shadow bands too! It was my first eclipse, and I concur that anything less than 100% is like flying to an island with less that 100% of the gas you need to get there.

Anyway, just wanted to pop in... there were quite a few other things I wanted to comment on, but CRS is strong with this one.

Jose
by NoMouse
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:40 pm UTC
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GnomeAnne wrote: Hi NoMouse! Welcome back.
Those are very Treeish pictures, especially the wowterfall.

Thanks, GnomeAnne! I believe our TIMElines have not intersected before, as you apparently joined the OTT after my last exile to the basement. I see you have followed in BlitzGirl's footsteps and decided to blitz through this double-plus-seaish thread, a seemingly impossible task. Did you already finish your holy quest or do you currently live in two timelines? Or did you give up halfway through (I think no one here would judge you for that...)?

And I have a question, I somehow stumbled over a comment (and already lost it and can't find it again) which was posted during my latest absence that referenced some image apparently made of OTTers' avatars or something and there was only a really riverish version of that image while it seemed like the original image was seaish. And I couldn't find it. If I have described it coherently, what was that about?

Sorry about all the questions, I'm having a Zanclean overflow of curiosity right now and can't currently afford a ketchup. Image
by MistyCat
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:53 am UTC
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Eclipse New Zealand

I slept, mostly.
At 5 am I looked out the window - it was dark.
I shared the USA eclipse experience.
Then I slept some more.
It's sometimes kind of dark in the Basement.
Image
by GnomeAnne
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
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Re: 1190: "Time"

@ svenman
Haha

NoMouse wrote:*basement door creaking sound*

Oh, hello fellow OTTers!
Hi NoMouse! Welcome back.
Those are very Treeish pictures, especially the wowterfall.


lmjb1964 wrote:It's very molpish that ggh and GnomeAnne got to watch the eclipse together.
Indeed.
We had fun watching the elsipse for our boxes. We were supposed to have 70% of totality, but it didn't seem to be that much. And it didn't get very dark. But it was fun anyway.
We drove an hour to a break in the clouds. Someone else brought a telescope and let us look through it.
It didn't start getting noticeably darker until totality, the cloudcover actually made it more entertaining because you could see the curve of the shadow on the clouds as it passed overhead.
We grilled burgers and played frisbee until evening and took back roads home, so there wasn't too much traffic.


In other news, the OTT has spawned a D&D game run by a cat, in which zombies are defeated by talking them to life, and sampling the wine and chocolate, and reading puns out loud result in your body being covered in plush fur made out of stars.

The following is a sample of the OTG log.
Spoiler:
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9:49AM
ggh: Ah, the Little Wonder is finally awake! I'm off to see what wonderful things this day shall bring!

9:50AM
karhell: Good luck, and enjoy the day :)

9:52AM
ggh: Not meaning to jinx anything, but I think I'd have to have extraordinarily bad luck not to. :)

9:55AM
karhell: Hooray for good looking days! :)

11:28AM
balthasar_s: hello. world.
maybe I'll be able to do the ketchup today.

1:11PM
GnomeAnne: Done with ffs, hanging out with gg for the rest of the day!

1:11PM
karhell: neat :)

2:47PM
balthasar_s: and done.
'/var is a sheep!

2:51PM
karhell: Yep. Weird stuff is afoot ^^

2:51PM
balthasar_s: yes, another thing is
does the game have any reasonable explanation for the sudden aging?
aging is not just incrementing the "age" counter over time,

2:54PM
karhell: As far as I know, such a thing is not covered by the official rules. There used to be rules about aging characters (physical stats would increase while mental ones would decrease). No idea whether it's still the case

2:58PM
balthasar_s: there are many processes happening, and the "aging" is their result.
Additionally, what you become, what you look like, etc. as you get older depends on what was happening to you in your life, what you were doing ans so on.
So when Spurius suddenly got older without all this happening, how did this even work?
how would the world (?) know what would happen to him in those 23 years and what he would become? the future hasn't happened yet.
how is the game going to explain itself now?
Interestingly, I didn't have any problem with var becoming a sheep for no reason...

3:01PM
ggh: I think he got older in the way that intense stress would do

3:02PM
karhell: This is a game where time can be temporarily slowed, stopped, sped up, so things not making much sense on that aspect is kind of par for the course ^^

3:05PM
balthasar_s: "Spurius's face takes on new lines of age and his posture sags" these are the effects of te body being used, not stress.
it's not time I'm having a problem with.
ok, whatever, I'll wait for it and see what happens next :)
today I found a broken ping pong ball under the floor.
which i was removing

4:15PM
Gingercat (GM): It's canon that Ghosts specifically cause aging if you fail your Wisdom save when you see them.
Not Wraiths, Banshees, Spectres or other Undead, just Ghosts specifically.
And they only cause aging if you fail by 5 or more, otherwise you just run away terrified of them with no further ill effects.
(And rolling a Nat20 in your first encounter with one like Venor did shows that your character is utterly unfazed by them and will never be terrified in any future encounters, no need even for saves in future. "Gives no shits about Ghosts" is an attribute you could put on their sheet if so inclined.)

4:35PM
ggh: You know how Ithillian is really fun and funny as all chirp? You don't know the half of it. :)


ETA: The OTT news update.
by NoMouse
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

lmjb1964 wrote:Speaking of the basement, hello, NoMouse! So nice to see you. Time certainly does fly, doesn't it?

Yes, it does. It keeps on slippin' (slippin' slippin') into the future...M


And I almost forgot - I also saw a seaish wowterful wowterfall! Hence, I made this for you:

Image


So... any OTT news in the past yip? New Time-RELATED series, new revelations... ? Or solved Beanish... Image


Mas admins have reminded us in their sieves during the First Madness

_____
RSIR:
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by lmjb1964
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:22 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

azule wrote:I see, lmjb. If that was what was happening to me, I wouldn't want anyone leaving to enjoy themselves elsewhere, either. Would it help you if I visited here a bit more often? ;)

Yes. :)

I want OTTERS to enjoy themselves always, wherever they are. As long as they don't end up in the basement. :evil:

Speaking of the basement, hello, NoMouse! So nice to see you. Time certainly does fly, doesn't it?

It's very molpish that ggh and GnomeAnne got to watch the eclipse together.

We had fun watching the elsipse for our boxes. We were supposed to have 70% of totality, but it didn't seem to be that much. And it didn't get very dark. But it was fun anyway.

Svenman, I don't know if you followed any of the links I posted, but the Dave Barry article (the link from the Miami Herald) had much in common with your post. :)
by NoMouse
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

*basement door creaking sound*

Oh, hello fellow OTTers!

I hope the Lucky ones of you who had the chance to be in totality today had a molpish two-skycircle-overlap experience. I guess I'll have to wait for it (until 2135) or run! somewhere else to it in the future.

As it seems, I haven't visited this special needle-pulled thing for more than a yip, which left me over one hundred newpages behind! Truly heretic!

I hope y'all're doing well. I've recently returned from a holiday and took some pictures that looked like they were straight out of Time:

Image

Image

These photos may or may not have been slightly edited.



I almost forgot of redundancy:

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by GnomeAnne
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:44 pm UTC
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( :
ggh is here for the eclipse!
( :
This is awesomeful!
( :
TLW is extremely cute.

lmjb1964 wrote:I'll whip together something like GnomeAnne's contraption.
That was actually a picture someone else sent me, I posted it here because I found it amusing. Even last night, the first few places we tried to find glasses were out, but a family friend found a place that wasn't and brought us some.

lmjb1964 wrote:If some of the chat gets posted here every now and then, that would be awesomeful.
We have an out of context quotes collection, but it hasn't been updated recently and most of them won't make sense without context. There are a few poems about events in the game, also accessible on the dnd forum. Posting chat excerpts here might be a little difficult, since we use our irl names, and sometimes discuss things that shouldn't be public, but I think that something can probably be arranged.

One of the players is traveling overseas, one has been averaging three hours of sleep per night, staying up with a newborn, one is in the process of moving, and one has been working on character concept art for the OTDnD graphic novel, so they haven't had a lot of free Tim for OTTing.


As pope I hereby decree that the sky shall go dark and the sun itself be blotted out, showing outsiders and heretics their folly, and reminding those brothers and sisters of ours who have taken up residence in the basement that true fellowship cannot be obtained through solitude.
by mrob27
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:10 pm UTC
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1190: Time: OINTMENT IS ZANCLEAN.

GnomeAnne wrote:[...] to avoid fog and that.

"fog" is when a riverish amount of baconsemencoffeebabycancer spreads itself out in an effort to be as seaish as possible...
by thunk
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:44 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "NO:azule:DO"

If I've been basemented, it's because of my molpycation.
Tarifa is interesting, but to be honest there's no sign of dam construction going on right now.

How best to make things RELATED?
by lmjb1964
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:03 am UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

SBN wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:I got to see HES in lmjbtown! Squee! He's traveling across the U.S. with a group of friends he's known since high school. They were a lot of fun. We had dinner and went to the Boardwalk to play games. It was a great time. I took not one picture. :roll:


Which way is he going?

If anyOTTer comes to the Australia of the US, and the associated tourist traps, I mean amusement parks, I'm not far from there.

He was in fact interested in heading that way. I was skeptical they would have the TIm based on the rest of his itinerary, but send him a PM!

macraw83 wrote:News time!

My wife finished her degree in May and has found a job in California, about an hour south of the Bay area. She is leaving in just a few days to drive out there. I am just starting to look for work myself, and with our situation it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for me to leave my job before first finding a new source of income, but long story short I will eventually be following her out there.

:shock: I'm an hour south of the Bay Area. You said you'd be closer to lmjbtown, but that sounds like you'll be right in it. PM me! That's awesomeful!

Eternal Density wrote:
GnomeAnne wrote:Continue being Molpish.
Is this the way? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY-GncsZ-UE

I didn't get the alert. My app ust not be working. :)

BlitzGirl wrote:Seems to me balthacar always does a steakish job of drawing vehicles.

Indeed, among other things.

Yay, more data!

Maybe it isn't important, but did kxa pick up the wheelephant and notebook, after setting them down to load her bike?

svenman wrote:And now something suitably molpish, I hope, as a present for you all on the occasion of this RNM. The ottified mini-musical is complete!


[center]The Girl With the French Beret
Three Scenes From A Mini-Musical
(based on "The Girl With The Golden Hair" by ABBA)

Wowterfully molpish! I don't think I've ever heard "I Wonder (Departure) and I think I've heard "I'm a Marionette," but it's been a while. Those are truly steakish ottifications.

And happy 400! Hard to believe you don't have more posts than that, with all you've contributed to the OTT.

balthasar_s wrote:Image
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:azule:

My dad is in the hospital again. :( He haslow sodium, of all things. He had it a couple of years ago, and they weren't sure why it happened. It can be very serious. Any molpish thoughts you could spare for him would be much appreciated.

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