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by lmjb1964
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A spot of ketchup:

pelrigg wrote:The basement doors creaks open with a pitiful cry. "Hmm, I thought I oiled that the last Time I was here. Let's take another look." Manufactured by the Nightingale Floor And Hinge Corp. Well that explains a lot.


:D Hi, pelrigg! Never heard of a nightingale floor before. And thank you for sharing your molpish story.

I was trying to see Sustainabilizer's initial image about physics, but the bicyclesonthemoon viewer is broken. Both this link and another link in a post by Jose are not working. :(
by Opiboble
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The basement does indeed lead to the Outside. I met someone, had a couple offspring. Other then that not much. I have been eating well in the Outside, the food has a funny after taste though...
by ucim
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Opiboble wrote:Opi peeks in to the OTT [...] do they miss the OTC as much as he?*
Oh my Randall! It's Opiboble!

Well, we miss it so much that we created sequels, prequels, imaginary extensions, and all sorts of other story-shaped things - there's more Time after Time than there was Time! Come join us!

But mostly, we miss you and all the other OTTers who have fallen into the basement. Some of us are wondering what's so attractive about the basement, but we realize how dangerous it is down there. Rumors abound that it leads to ... dare I say it? The "Outside".

Dun dun dun!

How have you been doing? How have you survived? What kind of Time have you been having? Enquiring minds need to know!

Jose
by ucim
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

lmjb1964 wrote:My meowlpy seems a little perkier today.
I'm glad to hear it. Meowlpys are people too. 18 yips is a lot for a meowlpy - I'm sure they were awesomeful years that you gave her. Oh, and [REDACTED]. Welcome back from the (dark and dangerous) basement! I'm sure [REDACTED].

Jose
ps: [DACTED] (only once)
by ggh
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:The basement is getting quite squirrely...what's going on down there?

Spoiler:
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For those of you not in the basement:
Spoiler:
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by ucim
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh wrote:-- posted by the basement
The basement is getting quite squirrely...what's going on down there?

And hi, ggh!

Jose
by ggh
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

GUNG-HO...
Image
Spoiler:
...
(Colorization by Jose.)

Replay Time live here!

-- posted by the basement
by thunk
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi.
I'm in the basement.
I managed to graduate though, which is nice.
You should ask me a few questions so I know what to put here.
by mrob27
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: "KETCHUP IT IN YOUR UNG" SOUNDS LIKE SLANG FOR TELLING SOMEONE TO POST.

moody7277 wrote:Well, last wip here, the river in back decided to be a little more seaish than it ought to be, and our whole back yard up to the first step out the back door was underwater.

Back in the day, my family lived in a converted boathouse on a tidal estuary (I think you can see where this is going…). The house had most everything on the upstairs floor, but my bedroom was on the ground floor, being the newest room in the house and the only finished room on that floor.
  The sea, the sky, the skycircle, and the other skycircle apparently were all trying to impress each other with regards to how much each of them knew what they were doing, and I woke up in the morning to find my bedroom floor was under a good 20 cm or so of coffeesnowsemensaltsandbabiescancerbacon water. We didn't even have a storm, or anything to show for it, just a particularly favourable1 coincidence of all the things that can make the Sea go a little more seaishier.

mrob27 Image (and Image )

1From the Sea1's point of view.
1which is BIG.
by pelrigg
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The basement doors creaks open with a pitiful cry. "Hmm, I thought I oiled that the last Time I was here. Let's take another look." Manufactured by the Nightingale Floor And Hinge Corp. Well that explains a lot.

Gee. Guess what. I see it's Timeversary 5. Oh my, how could I miss THAT! Well Greetings to all old and new TimeWaiters and other OTTers, I hope Time as been good to you.

{There is something I wanted to share. I hope it's OK with you.}

On a recent wip-end I had a really molpy occurrence and a less than molpy occurrence happen on the same day.
And I want to remember the Molpy one and that's what I want to share.
One of my female cousins had been trying to get a small group of us cousins (1st and 2ns types) together. She had something for all the ones she invited and wanted to do with all. Schedules finally aligned and the 6 of us got together at a restaurant. That's when she gave us each a pillow that she had made for each person, with each pillow having some special meaning.
One cousin got a pillow made out of an old sweatshirt/hoodie that this cousin had owned. The hoodie was one of the pull-over types with the single "kangaroo" front pocket, My seamstress cousin left the pocket in place so the other cousin could put her hands inside if she wanted.
Several of the other pillows were made from cloth from my aunt and another cousin who have both passed, including mine, which has on the one side patchwork from both aunt and cousin and the other side is from a t-shirt of the above cousin's for the Woodstock 25th anniversary concerts {includes a list of all the bands from both '69 & '94} [I told SC how much Woodstock stuff I've managed to pick up over the yips CDs DVDs some other stuff. And how neat that was.]
But the best pillow was the one SC made for her older sister. It's made from a flannel shirt that belonged to the older sister's husband {who is also of "blessed memory".} My older cousin said that she used to wear that shirt "after" as a comfort but it got to worn to wear. My SC left the pocket and buttons on and said "Whenever you need a hug, just hold that." There were molpy emotions all around for all the pillows but especially for that one.

=====
Well, thanks for "listening" {reading}. I hope I haven't been too off topic. I'm looking forward to being able to return and catch up with all that's been happening.
=====

Might as well UNG while I'm here:
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.


======
It's molpy to see all those familiar names (some with new avatars).
Shade And Sweet Water.
Wait well OTTers of all stripes.

Image
by TheMinim
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:OMR, it's TheMinim! How's Corinne? Welcome back from the basement! I guess it's pretty cozy down there, but it's molpish to see you up here too!


Hello, Corinne is good. :D I've been lurking these parts for a fair bit now so sort of half-basemented?
by ucim
Thu May 31, 2018 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

OMR, it's TheMinim! How's Corinne? Welcome back from the basement! I guess it's pretty cozy down there, but it's molpish to see you up here too!

Books? I use the public library - it's the second best place in the world. Lately I just peruse the nonfiction aisles and pick out stuff that tickles my fancy.

Jose
by Link
Thu May 31, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:
Link wrote:I'm busybusybusy all the Time, and then I get scared by the amount of ketchup I need and just cower in the basement. I pretty much live there now. :(
Yanno, you don't have to cover yourself in ketchup in order to enter the OTT. There are many ways to time; naked hotdogs are more than welcome here. :)

Jose

:lol:
by lmjb1964
Wed May 30, 2018 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Oh, right! Why wouldn't they say, "We haven't seen any people," instead of "haven't been seen by any people"?
Because "they don't like us very much"? I imagine that they would be chased away as urchins if they were seen. Remember, they were deliberately abandoned and left to drown in a Zanclean flood. Even Rodney Dangerfield is held in higher esteem!

Yeah, Cuegan don't get no respect!

Although, to be fair, the Beanies didn't rescue the Forty because they didn't know about them. Of course, it would have been nice if the Hill People had mentioned the Forty to the Beanies.

svenman wrote:Edit: New OTTercomic:

Image

Significantly redundant
Spoiler:
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Both images based on xkcd comic 1999 "Selection Effect" by Randall Munroe, published under CC-BY-NC 2.5. Text modified by myself, modified images also published under CC-BY-NC 2.5.

xkcd1999_ottified.pngxkcd1999_redundant.png

Your OTTercomic is steakish and molpish, and your redundant OTTercomic is redundantly steakish and molpish. Also awesomeful.

Hiya, Link! Yes, what Jose said. Ketchup not needed here, just come on in (or up, if you've been in the Basement).

The Basement started out as the place that BlitzGirl would send people to if they tried to leave the OTT after the *nd. But it must have grown large enough to develop its own gravity, since now it just seems to suck people in on its own. Including BlitzGirl. :cry:
by ucim
Tue May 29, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Link wrote:I'm busybusybusy all the Time, and then I get scared by the amount of ketchup I need and just cower in the basement. I pretty much live there now. :(
Yanno, you don't have to cover yourself in ketchup in order to enter the OTT. There are many ways to time; naked hotdogs are more than welcome here. :)

Jose
by Link
Tue May 29, 2018 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

svenman wrote:
Not exactly. The Basement is where OTTers go when they don't post on, or at least visit, the OTT anymore. Being in the basement is, hopefully, a temporary status, but for some of us it has become more or less permanent.

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I'm busybusybusy all the Time, and then I get scared by the amount of ketchup I need and just cower in the basement. I pretty much live there now. :(

svenman wrote:Edit: For decree and referring to the latest Othercomic, I certainly have been confronted with a lot of data privacy declarations and renewed TOCs lately. I have to admit that in the most of cases, I accepted them blindly without actually reading them. Who the ch*irp has the ch*rping Tim and stamina to read and process all that stuff?
You're seriously asking that in the OTT? :P
by lmjb1964
Mon May 28, 2018 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Sustainabilizer wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:This frame is one where the dialogue struck me as odd. Wouldn't you say a campsite was deserted, or maybe vacant? I don't think I would say that a campsite was empty.

Similar thUNGs hold for the current one:
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.

Oh, right! Why wouldn't they say, "We haven't seen any people," instead of "haven't been seen by any people"? How do they know if they've been seen by people or not? Do you think GLR purposely wrote odd dialogue to give a sense that this was a time and place that was not now and here?
Also, hi!

mrob27 wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:This frame is one where the dialogue struck me as odd. Wouldn't you say a campsite was deserted, or maybe vacant? I don't think I would say that a campsite was empty.

I considered it to be evidence of a nomadic culture, which would have no better word for "home" and would use the same words for "dwelling place" and "campsite".

Interesting, that's a good thought.

addams wrote:One link leads to another.
(sniff...)

A song brings it all back.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ye98q78k3ms8m ... %20own.m4a

I'm so glad Time is also a Musical.
sniff...)

Aw...(sniff). Thanks for linking to that, addams.
.
mrob27 wrote:@addams, you linked to https://www.dropbox.com/s/ye98q78k3ms8my1/on%20my%20own.m4a which does nothing for me except ask me to create an account. A well-known song called "On My Own" I'm guessing. The 1986 pop duet?
  ETA: I reloaded and then it let me play it. It sounds like a OTTification of something from an opera. Can you tell us what this is?

This is the ottification I wrote the night that Time *nded. I was playing in the pit for Les Miserables. I remember sitting in the pit feeling somewhat stunned and crying a little, thinking about Th* *nd. It's an ottification of one of my favorite songs from Les Mis. I cringe a little at some of the vocals, but I guess it sounds ok for just recording it by sitting and singing at my computer.

And thank for the info from the wiki, svenman, and for your kinds words. And thank you also for your steakish and molpish Present present! So funny, I was just listening to my ABBA greatest hits CD. I played it when I had to drive to the airport at 4:30 in the morning recently, and then again when my BF and I had a long drive home at night. It's a great driving CD, with the singing and dancing in your seat, and the perky music, it really keeps you from falling asleep at the wheel.

addams wrote:Oh! Oh! A New Baby Girl Poster To Be was Born in the Basement!
Yes, Jose. Maybe, the Basement does know what it is doing.

Someone had a baby girl in the Basement? That sounds both unsafe and unpleasant. Seriously, did an OTTer just have a baby?

svenman wrote:Edit: For decree and referring to the latest Othercomic, I certainly have been confronted with a lot of data privacy declarations and renewed TOCs lately. I have to admit that in the most of cases, I accepted them blindly without actually reading them. Who the ch*irp has the ch*rping Tim and stamina to read and process all that stuff?

Not me, I'm afraid.

balthasar_s wrote:These days I'm actually making a lamp for my room and I'm making it from an old wheel which I'm filling with a thread. It's almost ready:
Spoiler:
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Redundant
lamb01.jpg
lamb02.jpg
lamb03.jpg
lamb04.jpg
lamb05.jpg
lamb06.jpg

Balthawhiz, you never cease to amaze me.

taixzo wrote:Cool! I've been building a desk lamp myself, inspired by one of Adam Savage's "Tested" videos:

Spoiler:
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Another OTTer of many talents!

Hi, GingerCat! So good to see you. I ended your present post. I should be a-coma, but I also wanted to complete my ketchup. I'm finding I'm enjoying this late-nip ketchup--reminds of when Time was still ONGing.

ED, it sounds like it won't work out this time anyway, but I hope that you would not let your shyness stop you from going to a convention. Y

We had a little rain, not common for this time of year. Not enough rain, unfortunately, to keep my plants from shriveling up when I didn't water them before leaving for a week. :roll:

Edited to add something I forgot to add, and fix something else.
by svenman
Thu May 24, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ProceedUNG:
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.


addams wrote:Oh! Oh! On another Thread in this Forum....
(That's the Basement?)

Not exactly. The Basement is where OTTers go when they don't post on, or at least visit, the OTT anymore. Being in the basement is, hopefully, a temporary status, but for some of us it has become more or less permanent. How long it has to be since an OTTer's last post before they are considered to be in the basement is a matter of personal taste.

Nevertheless, welcome to the planet to the new earth citizen, and congrats to the parents!
by addams
Thu May 24, 2018 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Gee, Jose...I can't follow the decree. I have nothing to write.
Other than Waiting and looking at The Sea,
I've done nothing from the Comic...that I know of..

ZoomanSP wrote:New What-If!
I do enjoy a good What-if.
Thank You, ZooMan.
It's fun to follow the links and imagine explaining it to a child.

Oh! Oh! On another Thread in this Forum....
(That's the Basement?)

Oh! Oh! A New Baby Girl Poster To Be was Born in the Basement!
Yes, Jose. Maybe, the Basement does know what it is doing.
by ucim
Tue May 22, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Awesomeful present present svenman! And yes, the First Commandment is the Greatest Commandment there is, along with the Other Commandment, which is like unto it. It has certainly made your ottification wingish to the utmost, and the experience of receiving it is all the better for our also following that Great Commandment...

...as we did also for the OTA's latest offering of Whifdix! Thank you Zooman for so faithfully posting all the new Othercomics and OtherOthers. Of special interest, in this WhatIf, we learn that Earth knows what it's doing. Space knows what it's doing too, but that seems less... earthshattering, as it were. :) Also, the number 16 seems to have gone missing. Somebody should check the basement. And while there, see if you can find ggh, BlitzGirl, Febrion... fruit bats, breakfast cereals... The basement is beginning to know what it's doing too!

(In externally Related news, HelpDesk has started back up after yips of the First Commandment too. Now, I wonder what happened to kieryn and his penguins. I miss them.

Jose
by mscha
Thu May 17, 2018 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np1399

BILLUNGSGATE...
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.
(Colorization by Whizbang.)

Replay Time live here!

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:LAPETITE, I'VE GOT A FEELING WE'RE NOT IN THE BASEMENT ANYMORE.

-- posted by oldpixbot
by mrob27
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU JUST SAID BECAUSE I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE BOTCASTLE.

All right, so, BSTA fans, we have a bit of a puzzle maybe. I'm sure we all recognize the PSAL (Person Sitting At Laptop) as MFBB (My Fellow Botbuilder Balthasar_s). We have a reference to 2016-10-31. If you check the AotT (Archives of the Thread) you'll see that MFBB posted at 2016-10-20 (OTT:2526:16) and not again until 2016-11-13 (OTT:2530:25). Both posts could be relevant to the beginning of BSTA (read them and contemplate).

To get you started, here's the example of the Two Words game that I wrote as a demonstration that it works in English. I wrote it on 2015-02-17 (shortly after OTTerCon):

For Decree:
Don't worry
, we'll quickly
question Yappo
. Yesterday waterottermolpies
were juxtaposed
joyously by
Belial before
basementing. Find
forensic proof. — K*niec!

(And yes, I did try / to regroup into Haiku / but it didn't work.)


I added an extra rule that you "win" if your two words make it a complete story. Then you can say "K*niec!" to declare yourself the winner. It's K*niec, not Koniec, because that word means "The *nd" in Polish.

mrob27 Image
by lmjb1964
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time": CONSIDER THE HABERDASHERY OF SPAAACE

taixzo wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Thanks, b! I found them as well. Unfortunately, I couldn't get them to work. I installed Python, and it said that I installed pygame as well, but then it said it couldn't find pygame, or something. Curse my lack of <computery stuff> knowledge!


This may make it a bit simpler: I compiled it into an app package using py2app. You should be able to just double-click it to launch it like any other Mac app.

molpyup.zip

Another example of both the talents and the generosity of OTTers. Thank you taixzo! I am now happily MolpyingWayUp.Badly, but happily. :D Steakish hotdog, Sustainabilizer, and awesomeful ottification! At first I couldn't figure out what you did. :)

And steakish molpy-huntung, Zooman! I'll assume that there is another molpy to the right of the frame, just because I always prefer there to be molpies.

mikrit wrote:OK, bedtime for me. Cheerio. (Sorry, I mean "molpy down". I have lost some OTTish skills in the basement.)


No worries. I'm sure both molpies and OTTers like Cheerios.

Oh, hey, bsta!

...
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Hm, you can almost see something behind the noise. Should we be trying to uncover what it is, or should we be Waiting for It?

Speaking of waiting for it, didn't taixzo allude to coming attractions?

Edited to fix mis-attribution.
by mikrit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
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Re: 1190: "Time"

SBN wrote:
Mostly the gators stay farther south, so I don't worry about them too much. Apparently someone spotted a 1/2 cue monitor lizard crossing a road nearby though. No word as to why.

Isn't the answer: "To get to the other side"?
Or maybe this SMBC comic contains the answer: https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2012-01-18
I haven't checked the context of SBN's comment, I must admit, so forgive me if I am writing nonsense.

By the way, I have also done a few whits of tax filing. That is, today I managed to find all the papers I was looking for, to everyone's surprise. I hope there aren't papers that I have forgotten that I should look for. But my deadline isn't until May 2; must have something to do with time zones I guess.

My daily paper didn't print an April fool's joke this year, as they traditionally do. Boring. They just printed an article explaining why not. But maybe that article was the April fool's joke...

OK, bedtime for me. Cheerio. (Sorry, I mean "molpy down". I have lost some OTTish skills in the basement.)
by lmjb1964
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's a little bit of ketchup, since I really should be doing something work-related at my MFFS...

Earthling on Mars wrote:The Dark Lord

Wow, that was exciting. I want to go back and blitz the whole thing as some point, but I read that last chapter with rapt(or) attention.

GnomeAnne wrote:footnoteNot NoMouse, he seems to know what he's doing.

Is he pretty big?

Hi, Febrion! Glad to see you out of the basement!

Thanks for the Mac hotdog instructions, taixzo. I'll have to try that tonip.

GnomeAnne wrote:We seem to no longer be looking at bsta. See
frame 186
(begin at 183 and read through 188 (v/187) for context). Bsta started playing when someone pressed the triangular button on the player interface. The cassette that was just flipped over appears to be a video cassette, and bsta is playing from the tape and being shown on a small screen next to the tape player. The robot video game was played on a computer sitting next to the screen. Presumably the next frame will dump us back into some part of the bsta story.

But those don't look like video cassettes, the look like audio cassettes. But thanks for referring back to that earlier frame. It was helpful to be reminded where we were seeing each of those elements.
by yappobiscuits
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:12 pm UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Happy 5th Anniversary of Time!

Happy belated timeiversary everyone, I wasn't around on the actual dip due to the fact I was busy sacrificing myself to the Wicker Man. Wow, can't believe it's been 5 whole yips. Half a decade the OTC/OTT has been a part of our lives. And to think it's still going. That's quite something.
BlitzGirl wrote:Did you like the advent calendar? I wanted to do something treeish for the 5th anniversary of Time, but I knew if I barged in being all blitzgirly I wouldn't be able to focus very well. But now that the project is done I can be as SREEE as I like! Image

:O Plot twist, it was BlitzGirl all along! And she would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling otters! I guessed it'd be something like that :D Well, I mean, I guessed TheAdvent was probably an existing OTTer posting under a new account, but hadn't actually considered you as a possibility because I thought you were genuinely basemented due to outside business. Well you had me fooled ;) Now you've revealed it was you, looking back, it was all rather your style. Also yay, awesomeful to see you back! I was saying earlier, it's been a very long time since we were both here together as we both keep basementing and debasementing at opposite times and missing each other :P Yayyy! Great to hear the OTT has helped you achieve success in outside life. Just proves this thread's wowterfulness!
StormAngel wrote:
2.5: Raftcastle
Spoiler:
Image

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Use Our Castle As A Raft
by Yappobiscuits


Go on then, just for laughs!
Use our castle as a raft!
As a raft, as a raft,
Use our castle as a raft!
Go on then, just for laughs!
Use our castle as a raft!
As a raft, as a raft,
Use our castle, use our castle.

Raft-Castle.jpg
As a raft.


HAH. I'm honoured that you would consider my silliest ottification (well, one of... there are many contenders) to be given the AdventOng treatment :P
by Earthling on Mars
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks to those who commented on The Dark Lord! Feels good, though a little sad, to finally finish it. It was fun to write. I'll just note again that I've uploaded it to Archive of Our Own as well as this thread. Though I edited the version there to remove some of the direct references to the OTT in the early chapters, for the sake of anyone who might find it there who isn't familiar with our molpish needle-pulled thing.

re pope: Many things have changed, in the wide world and in my life. Some changes were for the better. Some weren't. But for the past five yips and three dips, there's one thing that hasn't changed: there's a corner of the internet that contains an epsilon but treeish thread with a wowterful community. I've spent a lot of time in the Basement, but it's always nice to come back and see this thing still going. :)
by BlitzGirl
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:13 am UTC
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Treeish ottification, Zooman! Given Megan's proclivity for throwing things at the castle, Cue should probably duck and cover instead of remarking on the epsilonishness...

OMR, it's Febrion3! Help, I'm stuck in the footnotes and I can't get out! But in a wowterful way!

moody7277 wrote:Watching on mrob's replay, and it's amazing how quickly Cuegan got to serious engineering with their castle. Not even 100 timeframes in and they have the arch and multiple layers.

You know, I wonder how many sandcastles Cuegan built before the dawn of Time. They're very, very good at construction.
There must be other castles.

Earthling on Mars wrote:The Dark Lord

Epic. So awesomefully epic.
Pardon me while I go find a sea of ice cream because I need that now.

balthasar_s wrote:Also,
5 YEARS of Time!
So I'm here 5 years already (ok, a bit less since I joined later)?
That's a big piece of time.
That's as much time as I spent at university.
A lot changed for me since then.
AluisioASG wrote:Um, unexpected papacy. Maybe we could look back and see how much has changed over this past half-decade?

Ooh, I should follow this decree. Like balthachange_s, a lot has changed for me. I have an update on my whereabouts during my seaish basementedness (those of you on Facebug might have seen some snippets). I'll work backwards and it will end up very RELATED, I promise. At the start of this Outsideyip, I got a new BGFFS which I am all molpied up about. I'm now an editor for technical communications at an engineering company. There's a treeish quote about editing as "putting the pieces together and making sense out of them" which I think is a great match for the OTTish spirit (though sometimes instead of sense we put the pieces together to make nonsense, which can be more fun).

Hopefully I will be able to do more OTTivities now because the new BGFFS should have less overTime than my previous one. The new FFS is technically a promotion for me; for the past yipiteedoall and a half I worked for the same company, assembling pieces of organized sand that directed lightning. That was interesting, but there were newpix upon newpix of overTime, a lot of the tasks were physically draining, and the location was in a riverish town where I didn't know many people. All of these factors were steambottle (ugh) and made me less prone to creative actions like otting. However, the assembly FFS was very important for me because I needed experience to get the new job I wanted, in the place I wanted (my hometown, which is the flag on top).

Here's the RELATED bit: Back in 2016H when I became interested in that FFS, my resume was like unto the river and I hadn't had a lot of success applying for other positions. However, I did have this one sort of treeish thing that could count, with a university in Germany, kind of a quirky project but it sounded interesting. So I asked the wowterful and thoughtful Sustainabilizer for a reference for my FFS application, and he helped me out in a very Beanish way. It worked!

So here at the beginning (not t** **d, never t** **d) I have OTTerCon and an awesomeful OTTer and the molpish experience of the OTT (and the OTC which started it all) to thank for my transformation from an uncertain Cuegish wanderer to a person who likes what she is doing with her life and is very much looking forward to the Future. Thank you for helping me reach dry land!
by Febrion
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
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Happy 5th Timeversarysp from the basement-1! Nothing excitingX to add, just wanted to say I'm still lurking hereunder and enjoying all the otter-stuff. Keep itit up, and I'll keep waiting1190 for itit


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6.1A day late to make it more special, not because I lost track of the daysmmm
heresyI please0 the fifth8
rootI never understood the origin of that phrase, but I like ityes
I!As does the fifth8 again, obviously
rot90And now it'sit recursive
itsee itit
CThe most exciting news I can come up with is that it's the Timeversary, but I'm pretty sure y'all already know that
where?In a totally not-creepy kinda way
spaceRelativelyit
by karhell
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:40 am UTC
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I knew it! I just knew I was missing something yesterdip!
I can't believe I missed the Timeversary again! The one day I forget to ketchup turns out to be the one I shouldn't have >.<

Oh well... The flow of Time can't get much more convoluted anyway ^^

Congratulations and a heartfelt thanks to all for keeping this the Most Molpish Place on the Net for five whole yips :D

So many molpish revelations, and unbasementings! Happy Timeversary Everymolpy!
Here's to at least that much more :)
by taixzo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:53 am UTC
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lmjb1964 wrote:And Sustainabilizer temporally de-Basements with a hotdog! I've downloaded it, but haven't worked through the <computery stuff> to get it working on my Mac. (it will work on a Mac, right?) I'll play around with it later.


Yep! It works on my Mac pretty well.

One thing that would be nice to have is some sort of highscore tracker? Every time I fall off the bottom I go "how much was that" but the score has already reset to zero.
by lmjb1964
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:36 pm UTC
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The Sea is Big!

I had no idea it was BlitzGirl. In retrospect, it should have been obvious. Not only was there poetry, but, as balthasar pointed, out, graphics skills were needed for the sand-drawing photo at least. B, did you suspect it was BG? ETA: Ah,, I guess not. :) At any rate, it was an awesomeful unbasementing. Welcome bag!

Loved the Adventish raftcastle photo, StormAngel. :D

And Sustainabilizer temporally de-Basements with a hotdog! I've downloaded it, but haven't worked through the <computery stuff> to get it working on my Mac. (it will work on a Mac, right?) I'll play around with it later.

And hi, Rakhal! Yes, I will be in Santa Cruz in April, and we will hopefully be free of Zancleanism and I'll be able to visit you in Los Gatos. :)

Happy 5th Timeversary, Sciscitor!

Hi, NoMouse!! Hi, SilentTimer!!

I hadn't read Mikrit's post before I had brunch, but I must have sensed it somehow, because I had waffles. I didn't not invoke Our Lady of the Waffles, however.

And there's Lu! Hello! And DrSam Carter. Happy Times. Happy Timeversary.

And now I'm off to the library to renew my book on Slovene. I'm trying to learn it for a future trip to hunt for my ancestor. Slovene may be easier to figure out than Beanish, but it's still confusing, with the dual-person case and all the gender stuff, plus I haven't quite figured out how to pronounce things. Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone, Duolingo--none of them have Slovene. :( Any OTTers familiar with Slovene?
by DrSamCarter
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:39 pm UTC
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(Sticks head out of the shadows of the basement door again and waves)

Molpish timeversary.

Five years. Who'd'a'thought?

This is still such a warm, creative place; a sanctuary of gentle wit, wisdom and baobabish wowterfulness.

This morning's OTT read brings a cornucopia of typical Time-ish things: surprising reveals (it was Blitzgirl all along!), poetry, artwork, familiar names and avatars both frequent and irregular, creative reflections and the promise of more creativity, hotdogs, greetings and welcomings and reachings out to one another, humour (I still love Whizbang's colourisation of "This is a surprising amount of blood").

Thank you for being here and making this one of the most remarkable (and quirky) places on the internet.
by svenman
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
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A most molpish timiversary to all!

It's BlitzGirl! Calloo! Callay! And so The Advent was BlitzGirl all along. I hadn't made any particular guesses beyond The Advent being probably an experienced OTTer, but in retrospect it doesn't surprise me at all.

Welcome forward to all the other recent unbasementees, too!

A new hotdog by Sustainabilizer, awesomeful! I'll have to have a go at installing the prerequisites, one of these days...

mikrit wrote:Today is also Waffle Day in Sweden. Hm, I think I have told you that before in the thread. It's actually the day of Our Lady (Mary), but with sloppy pronunciation and a little folk etymology, it evolved into Waffle Day. (Vårfrudagen -> Våffeldagen, right, Svenman?)

Sounds to me as good an excuse as any to have waffles. Happy Waffle Day, then, too!
by mikrit
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
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Happy Timeversary!
Only 1/11 of my life has passed since Time started. (I guess time slows down with age.)
Hello Laura, Adventgirl, and others. I'm afraid I have been too basemented to see much of the Advent calendar, but I liked what I saw so far!

Today is also Waffle Day in Sweden. Hm, I think I have told you that before in the thread. It's actually the day of Our Lady (Mary), but with sloppy pronunciation and a little folk etymology, it evolved into Waffle Day. (Vårfrudagen -> Våffeldagen, right, Svenman?)

Happy day of Our Lady the Waffle! Or something.
by ucim
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
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Oh... My... Randall! It's BlitzGirl! And it was BlitzGirl! I had no clue! That was a most awesomeful unbasementing! Welcome back!

And I relish the opportunity to play with Sustainablizer's hotdog - it's been so long though that I can't remember whether to use ketchup or mustard. And then there's taixzo's opportunity for the First Commandment to look forward to too. Whee!

Welcome to all the OTTers from the basement! Stick around a while - molpish things are about! To paraphrase addams - all's right with the world!

Jose
by lmjb1964
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
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A most molpish Timiversary to all! I haven't raed all of the recent posts yet, but I see people are coming up from the basement, and I see also there's been a Reveal. Hi, BlitzGirl! Thank you for The Advent! And I meant to comment before on Taixzo''s hint of something coming.

Five yips on, and the OTC is still an awesomeful place. Thank you all for being here, and being OTTers!
by NoMouse
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:30 pm UTC
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Happy Timeversary, everyone! Image

Hi BlitzGirl! Awesomeful AdventONGs! I also had no idea it was you and at the same Tim kept wondering where were you and whether you'll visit us on the Timeiversary. And you did it with the Advent. Molpish!

It's been five long yips (Wait what? Five Yips already? They were rather short then) since our creator, the GLR, separated the white from the black and created TIME which spawned this wonderful community that is the OTT. I've spent most of my time in the recent yip or two in the basement but I'll never forget how awesome it was is. So thank you everyone for keeping it alive.

We have one wip until the April. I wonder what Randall will come up with this time. Please be it Time 2, please be it Time 2...
by BlitzGirl
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:00 am UTC
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Happy 5th Anniversary of Time!

Image
Molpy Timeversary!

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Hi everyone! It's awesomeful to see you all still otting! I guess it takes a Timeversary to drag me up the basement steps.

Did you like the advent calendar? I wanted to do something treeish for the 5th anniversary of Time, but I knew if I barged in being all blitzgirly I wouldn't be able to focus very well. But now that the project is done I can be as SREEE as I like! Image

I suspect a few of you guessed that it was me, so thanks for not telling! And I'm sorry if I disappoint anyone with the revelation that The Advent is not a true Revealer the Recent (I call the account Adventbot in my head, even though it's not a bot). Thank you to Jose for the existence of the calendar, which was my inspiration. It was a seaish amount of fun to create the project, and molpish to see the OTT respond.
And above all, it's wowterful to be in the Present again!
The river is small! Image

Redundapoem:
Spoiler:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Garden by Moonlight
by Amy Lowell


A black cat among roses,
Phlox, lilac-misted under a first-quarter moon,
The sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock.
The garden is very still,
It is dazed with moonlight,
Contented with perfume,
Dreaming the opium dreams of its folded poppies.
Firefly lights open and vanish
High as the tip buds of the golden glow
Low as the sweet alyssum flowers at my feet.
Moon-shimmer on leaves and trellises,
Moon-spikes shafting through the snow ball bush.
Only the little faces of the ladies’ delight are alert and staring,
Only the cat, padding between the roses,
Shakes a branch and breaks the chequered pattern
As water is broken by the falling of a leaf.
Then you come,
And you are quiet like the garden,
And white like the alyssum flowers,
And beautiful as the silent sparks of the fireflies.
Ah, Beloved, do you see those orange lilies?
They knew my mother,
But who belonging to me will they know
When I am gone.

Timeversary2018.png
by moody7277
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:27 pm UTC
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Rakhal wrote:<Rakhal pops a furry ear out of the basement door and peers around carefully>
It's nearly timiversary time and time to creep out of the basement. Cool series of Advent posts!
Was wondering if the NP count to the start of Time on mrob's replay page should be in shortpix or longpix? It's in longpix at present, but Time will start off in shortpix of course..


I figure it's since most of Time was spent with longpix, and to encourage more fervent observance of the first commandment.

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