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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!

...
Image



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
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34481081

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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Views: 34481081

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34481081

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"
Replies: 105823
Views: 34481081

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34481081

Re: 1190: "Time"

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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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shAuto-correct can't help me here
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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34481081

Re: 1190: "Time"

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34481081

Re: 1190: "Time"

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

(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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 34481081

Re: 1190: "Time"

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Happy 5th Anniversary of Time!

Image
Molpy Timeversary!

Image

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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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.
by Rakhal
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<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..

Hope everymolpy is well. I shall be in CA again shortly (Los Gatos), from the 15th if anyone is there.
(Rakhal is another UK denizen)
by ucim
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Love These Advent posts! And once again, I'm surprised by how fast things are happening as we near the e... Dawn of Time. Just as it was in the Yip of Time. And as it should be.

It's nice to hear the basement door creak open every now and then - Hi cellocgw and ergman. :)

Jose
by lmjb1964
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

addams wrote:JuneBug!
JuneBug!
JuneBug!

!Yey!


Addams!
Addams!
Addams!

Yippee!! :D

svenman wrote:Sorry, I'd hoped to prepare something special for my unbasementing on a round number milestone. Maybe I'll manage in time for the binary RNM coming up soon.

Just having you unbasement is special. :)

Treeish not-quite-yet-spring poem, ergman!

cellocgw wrote:Hi everybody. In honor of Green Day (not the music group!!! but 17 March) and my upcoming natal anniversary, I'm dropping in for the first ... time... in several thousand pages. Got nothing to say, really, except best wishes to all.

Yay, it's cellocgw! It's so molpish to see you. Happy upcoming birthdip! Mine is on Mondip.MH



MHMostly heretical.
by ucim
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Remember, on the OTT, every number is an interesting number. So, unbasement at will, and do treeish stuff at will. And I see this makes me Pope of NP2639, so consider that a decree. :) And Will will be the lucky one!

Jose
by svenman
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

GnomeAnne wrote:The Advent doesn't seem to observe daylight saving Tim.

Well, from where I am, xe seems to. Our changeover here in Europe is on the last Sunday of MarchH, so hasn't happened yet. The Advent's posts usually came at 06:00 am in my timezone (05:00 am UTC, corresponding to midnight Eastern Standard Time) until Sunday 12 MarchH. Since Monday 13 MarchH they have been arriving at 05:00 am in my timezone (04:00 am UTC, midnight Eastern Daylight Saving Time).

Sorry, I'd hoped to prepare something special for my unbasementing on a round number milestone. Maybe I'll manage in time for the binary RNM coming up soon.
by lmjb1964
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

GnomeAnne wrote:
Examine box content
Image

Some cassettes.

Don't let Chester see these.

Don't eat them!
Wait, who's Chester? I thought I knew, but then I realized it was an OtherOtherComic that I was blitzing.

I listened to Yappo's wingish and steakish music. Bravo!

Hi, ergman! We should all make a habit of having time for TIme. It's a molpish habit to have.

And Earthling on Mars! Glad you headed up the stairs. You could even open the basement door and come on in for a bit. :)

Loved the snow-molpies. It would be awesomeful to seem them animated, and maybe dancing to Metal Molpies.

addams wrote:oh, My...
That is complicated stuff.

Dancing Molpies and Geometry with Power Tools.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wZ1v4PIsYI

Ouch.
You go on ahead.
I'll wait for it.

I need one of these.

When I saw the picture with the drawing in the sand, it almost made me gasp. If that existed before Time, well, someone is psychic. Or TheAdvent is GLR, and drawing those images in the sand inspired him to create Time. :) EIther way, those images are just spectacular.

I am not a fan of the whole Daylight Saving Process.

Good luck getting through the FFS m*stard, HES!

I haven't read the new AotC yet; saving that for later. I think there was something else I was going to say, but I forgot.
by Earthling on Mars
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:08 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: "Time"

*pops into OTT*

Hi!

I see there's still treeish stuff going on here. And apparently there's a Timeiversary coming up or something. Wandering up the basement stairs for that seemed like a good idea.
by mrob27
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:19 pm UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: MY PENGOAT JUST MUSTARDED ME; M**STARD WAS SO CASH

Of course the snow-molpies have clothes, but they're made of the same colour pixels, so you can't tell.

yappobiscuits wrote:Oh that's adorable! :D Now I'm trying to think of how we could make a simple two-frame stop motion animation […]

Exactly what I was thinking too… I really wanted to make all twelve (there are always twelve, of course, that's Canon) but the starssemenbaconcancericesnow kept sticking to my gloves, so after I made three I took three photos so here are the other two:
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and if you flip-horizontal I guess there are eighteen versions to work with.

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(which is almost like twelve, right? Three real and nine virtual?)
(Redundant Spoiler Is Redundant And Snowy And Molpishly Adorable)

RSIRASAMA:
Spoiler:
snowmolpies2.jpg
snowmolpies3.jpg
by The Advent
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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14: Night

Image

Spoiler:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Various Portents
by Alice Oswald


Various stars. Various kings.
Various sunsets, signs, cursory insights.
Many minute attentions, many knowledgeable watchers,
Much cold, much overbearing darkness.

Various long midwinter Glooms.
Various Solitary and Terrible Stars.
Many Frosty Nights, many previously Unseen Sky-flowers.
Many people setting out (some of them kings) all clutching at stars.

More than one North Star, more than one South Star.
Several billion elliptical galaxies, bubble nebulae, binary systems,
Various dust lanes, various routes through varying thicknesses of Dark,
Many tunnels into deep space, minds going back and forth.

Many visions, many digitally enhanced heavens,
All kinds of glistenings being gathered into telescopes:
Fireworks, gasworks, white-streaked works of Dusk,
Works of wonder and/or water, snowflakes, stars of frost . . .

Various dazed astronomers dilating their eyes,
Various astronauts setting out into laughterless earthlessness,
Various 5,000-year-old moon maps,
Various blindmen feeling across the heavens in braille.

Various gods making beautiful works in bronze,
Brooches, crowns, triangles, cups and chains,
And all sorts of drystone stars put together without mortar.
Many Wisemen remarking the irregular weather.

Many exile energies, many low-voiced followers,
Watches of wisp of various glowing spindles,
Soothsayers, hunters in the High Country of the Zodiac,
Seafarers tossing, tied to a star . . .

Various people coming home (some of them kings). Various headlights.
Two or three children standing or sitting on the low wall.
Various winds, the Sea Wind, the sound-laden Winds of Evening
Blowing the stars towards them, bringing snow.

14Night.png
by ucim
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Weather report, thinking of addams: Snow. Followed by more snow. Tapering off to snow. Thick, heavy, good packing snow, great for making snow-molpies.

But a ch*rpin' pain to shovel.

Getting close to a third of a cue; I'm taking it a couple of snake-widths at a time.

I think it's just water mixed with hydroxilic acid; no evidence of babies, cancer, semen, coffee, or salt.

Oh, and taking another look at the Wintergatan marble machine video, this other video also showed up. In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.

Edit: there's a real one.

Jose
by mrob27
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: FOREGOAT YOUR CH**RPING BAOBABS. FOREGOAT THEM.

At the last IceCoffeeStarsSemenLavaSandCancer Olympics, Saltroping was played as a Demonstration sport. Teams riding on rafts competed to lasso flotsam (and sometimes each other) with ropes. The rules and scoring are very complex and the sport has a small, but wildly devoted following. The IICSSLSCOC is believed to be close to a decision on making Saltroping an official event.
by lmjb1964
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

moody7277 wrote:
mrob27 wrote:I think it's particularly OTTsome that the poems speak not only to the main theme, but also reference other things within Time. For example, this latest poem is primarily "about" Megan saying "bye." to the sandcastle in frame m0881, but there are also references to birds (m1276, m1844) and a body of water "surrounded by mountains" (m2902).


The Advent wrote:
where it would be planted
like a flag
would eventually be enshrined



That as well.

And is that a steambottle (ugh) in the photo with the bags?

These photos and poems are so wingish, and mysterious. They just seem to arrive, and the only dialogue with the thread has been a couple of veiled comments that seem to be responses to things in the thread, but only obliquely. I'm very much enjoying them, and wondering how The Advent manages to keep finding photos and poems that are so perfectly Timeish.

And the counter is still counting down in bsta, so there must be more to come. Balthauthor wouldn't be so cruel as to just leave us to wonder what became of b and kxa, would he?

ETA for decree: It was easier for them to swim in the semencancercoffeebaconbabiesice than the fresh water, right? Maybe that means they could swim longer distances, so some sort of distance swim. I like the idea of water hockey using the "Jesus boots," as they call them in the video. And maybe a triathlon--swimming, RUNning, and rowing.
by mrob27
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: ЯОЯЯІМ ТТО IS THE NEW LIZARD

balthasar_s wrote:Yes, this is what I saw in the morning. Good to know that this was not just a dream.

Yes, I also have the same text that @GnomeAnne posted. It is (was) in a post by @The Advent that was posted at 20180223.0500 UTC = newpix 43226.01, with an empty subject line; it was never edited, and then it was deleted.
Ths size of the picture was different, I think. timeframe size?

Thank you.

I have the original image (attachment 56354), and it is identical to the new one (attachment 56364) that was re-posted by @The Advent.
  Only the tagline ("Time is surprising. You never know what will accidentally ripple into yesterday.") is new.

I note that the new post, made at 20180224.0500 UTC, was one dip after the first, subsequently-deleted post.
  It's almost as if today's post rippled through time into yesterday. ;) It is worthwhile to note that 0500 UTC is presently the same as midnight in the Randall/xkcd timezone. Midnight Randall time is when Time started (but it was Daylight Savings Time, so it was 0400 UTC). As @ucim noted, we're about a mip before the Timiversary and that mip is called Advent.
  The delete and re-post might have been planned; or the tagline may have been added as a retcon.

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Edit:
Image
Speculate on an Olympics in which all events are played on
coffeebabycancersemenicestarsandbacon.


Edit again: Oh, wow.
by svenman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Treeish OTTercomic, taixzo!

BSTA has ONGed:

relocate box
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This yellow booth seems to be a good place to hide the box.

There is absolutely no conceivable way this can go wrong.

Next b_ONG in 130:02.

In other news, I seem to have fallen prey to the basement. Don't worry though, I'm fine.
by lmjb1964
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105823
Views: 34481081

Re: 1190: "Time"

GnomeAnne wrote:
mrob27 wrote:That's just a link to his profile...


Huh.
Must have copied the wrong link at the top of the post.

Thanks for catching that.

I noticed it, but figured I was just missing something. :)

addams wrote:HummingBirds are so cute.
Because, they are little.

If a Big Bird acted like that...
Well...Geese and Cassowary do.

It is frightening in a Big Bird.
It is cute in a HummingBird.

I've never seen geese or, Randall forbid, cassowary, hovering around my plants and then suddenly buzzing past my head. That WOULD be alarming! :shock:

ZoomanSP wrote:Hi yappo!

New OtherComic.

Is Jaxon really a name? :? Well, future genealogists will no doubt thank the parents of the Apples and Norths and Jimothys and Merrilynns of the world. I'm wading through generations of Jameses and Elizabeths and Williams. Hard to keep them all straight!

TheMinim wrote:
(Also, just so you all know, I think I might be a 'they/them' now? Quite possibly anyway)

I keep thinking I should put my pronous in my sig, like I have in my email at work, but my sig is an image and I never get around to changing it. But it's she/her/hers.

Hi Febrion!!zzz

Eternal Density wrote:Anyhow, I'm here to inform all yall about: http://botnik.org/content/otters.html

I thought that was a real thing at first, and went looking for that book. :) Actually otters, at least sea1 otterwatermolpies, are pretty barbaric. Especially the males. If a guy ever asks if you want to do it otter-style, cover your nose and run like hell.

The Lego Batman movie looked good, but I haven't seen it. I rarely go to movies, or even watch them at home, because I never seem to have enough time to watch a whole movie. Of course, sometimes I've ended up watching random stuff on TV for more than two hours instead. :roll:

I did see the superbluebloodsemencancercoffee oops eclipse. It was treeish. I overslept a bit so missed the maximum eclipse, but it was still pretty awesomeful.

SBN, your comment about someone managing to feed the wolpies while everyone has the flu reminded me of this article by Dave Barry. (There are actually two articles strung together; when you get to "Way to go, Roscoe!" it's a different article.) Hope you all feel better soon!

Continued Randallspeed on your blitz, ColletArrow, and thanks for the report.

snoreMy footnotes are pretty boring, especially compared to yours. :wink:
1 Big. This refers to both the sea and the waterotterlmolpies.
by Febrion
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
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Re: 1190: Time: SCHIZOBLITZ YOUR CH**RPING AMOEBLPIES. SCHIZOBLITZ THEM.

mrob27 wrote:<snip>
If no-one else has pulled any such shenanigans in their profile or signature
<snip>

Challenge AcceptedAleph

8Not yet though77, but I'm hopingnull to de-basementhuh soon, and when I do
no, the other oneThat's what they'd be expecting...
404Hopefully this hope isn't as hopeless as traditional hopes
3=4<meta>REDACTED<meta>

[-[-]-[-[-]-[-]-[-[-]-[-[-]-[-[- INSERT BBCODE LINE BREAK HERE ]-]-]-[-[-[-]-]-]-[-[-]-[-]-[-[-]-[-]-]-[-]-]〖〖〗〗〗〖〗〗〖〖〖〗〗〖〖〖〖〖〗〗〖〗〗〗〗〗〖〖〖〗〖〗〖〖〗〗

p.s. Aleph numbers are one of many headache-inducing concepts that I find fascinating. Maybe I just like to think about things that don't make sense, at least you're not surprised when things go weird on you :-D
by mscha
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: "Time" - Time Randomly Revisited - np3079

KRONG...
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Spoiler:
...
(Colorization by ggh.)

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:WOW - SO MYSTERYONG - MANY STEAMBOTTLISH - SUCH UNBASEMENTING - VERY WHEELSTICK - MUCH WOWTERFUL - HAIL RANDALL

-- posted by randompixbot
by ucim
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

[url][/url]
balthasar_s wrote:Jose's question about sloshers
Once again, my contribution to enlightenment is my own befuddlement. :)

Edit: A different contribution, for your amusement: A little trebuchet.

Jose
by mrob27
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: I'M NOT REALLY INTO GATORRAPTORS.

I have added recursive call-chain information to the error reporting in autemome. For example, in the code that I recently shared for Gahan Wilson's Science Fiction Horror Movie Pocket Computer, I can create an error by adding a bogus "[$1]" at the beginning of a template:

Code: Select all

template sfc_fate6: [$1][they die@0.33, they leave@0.5, they turn into disgusting lumps][]


then make a bunch of memes (and discard the output) with the command:

Code: Select all

 automeme -vv -n 143 -t '[sfc_earth]' > /dev/null


It eventually stumbles upon the error, and gives a detailed diagnostic:

Code: Select all

*** Error: There is no '$1' in history (d)
  : (from command line -t '[sfc_earth]')
      [peril2]
        "[peril1@0.5, want_women@0.33, want_food@0.5, friendly_end]"
          [peril1]
            "[are friendly but misunderstood@0.33, misunderstand us@0.5, understand us too well][continue]"
              [continue]
                [but_then, finally_however, sfc_weapon, sfc_however]
                  [sfc_however]
                    "but [no_love@0.67, in_love]"
                      [no_love@0.67, in_love]
                        [no_love]
                          "[a cute little kid convinces them that people are OK@0.5, a priest talks to them of God] and [sfc_fate6] (The End)"
                            [sfc_fate6]
                              "[$1][they die@0.33, they leave@0.5, they turn into disgusting lumps]"
                                [$1]


Of course, the point of all this was to OTTify Gahan Wilson's "Science Fiction Horror Movie Pocket Computer", which I have now done.
autemome wrote: IN THE OTC, OTTERS ONG PENGOATIMATE HACKERS WHO WANT OUR GECKOLPIES, TAKE A FEW AND LEAVE (T** **D)

IN THE OTC, OTTERS ENHANCE PRICKLY MUSTARDSBUSTERS WHO WANT OUR HABERDASHERS AND ARE RIVERISH AND CANNOT BE HATTED BY THE HILL PEOPLE BUT THEY BASEMENT AFTER DEMUSTARDING THE MADNESS (T** **D)

THE OTT IS WAITED FOR BY AWEFULSOME 4CHAN BOTS WHICH ARE FRIENDLY BUT MISUNDERSTOOD AND ARE HILLISH AND CAN BE MINDGREPPED BY A TRUCKLOAD OF VIRGINS (T** **D)

IN THE OTC, OTTERS OTTIFY RAPTORISH OUTSIDERS WHO ARE FRIENDLY BUT MISUNDERSTOOD AND ARE PRICKLY AND CAN BE BANNED BY THE VOLDEFRAME (T** **D)

THE OTT SUFFERS FROM ENDLESS 503 ERRORS AND EVERYMOLPY GOES TO THE BASEMENT (T** **D)

IN THE OTC, OTTERS ENHANCE SEAISH TROLLS WHO MISUNDERSTAND US AND ARE PRICKLY AND CAN BE BANNED BY THE SANDMASONS (T** **D)

THE OTT IS RETRONINJASPOILERED BY PROTO-BEANISH GOOGLE TROLLS WHO WANT OUR PHONESAWS AND ARE REDUNDANT AND CAN BE HATTED BY THE VOLDEFRAME (T** **D)

I've added a bit more error detection, and found a few errors that have been in the memes for quite some time. During this I decided to deprecate the use of commas in literal strings. You can still do it, but if you invoke autemome from the command line with error reporting enabled (command line option -v or -vv), it will complain that "'GREEN' is not a valid class name", etc. The "preferred" way now is to use the hexadecimal escape "%2c" in place of any literal comma in a multiple-choice list item:

[RED%2c YELLOW%2c AND BLUE@0.5, ORANGE%2c GREEN%2c AND PURPLE]


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by pelrigg
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A Merry Holidays to all OTTers (including blitzers who stumble on this a some future Time) from a basement dweller.
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I wanted to share with you xuys the gift I found for myself; but I can't find a decent U-tube~~ video version, so I'll just share:
I found a DVD at the grocery/dry-goods store from the PBS 'Nature' program titled: "Charlie and the Curious Otters" with one Charlie Hamilton James as he videos otters in the wild and a tame one with regular and high-speed photography. (Plus CGI details about their anatomy.) He managed to get shots of them catching prey and smelling/tasting underwater. He also followed three orphaned baby river otters as they were raised to be released back into the wild. (This part happened within the last two yips or so; and doesn't include long-term results, but initial results are positive.)
This fellow is so otter-ific that at one point he declares he's going to stop talking to the camera, because he'd rather be swimming with otters. :lol:


~~ ~~ one [set] of videos is Hi-quality, unfortunately only random clips seem to exist and need to be chased down.
~~The full length version is ............ annoying.......... Low quality. A quarter of the screen is covered by 'flashy-gif' style ads and 'click-here-to-like' promos. And, oh by the way, there's the video; which is made to look like it is inside a movie theatre (complete with fake audience members) and filmed from an oblique angle so the screen is a trapezoid and you can't even zoom in past the ..... annoying..... parts to get a decent view (and the video is low-grade).
~~And it looks like all you can do at PBS.org is find it for sale as a DVD.
~~Typing in 'Charlie and the Curious Otters' at U-tube does get some other fun otter vids.


Wait Well Friends......
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by ChronosDragon
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

what do dragons do in the basement?
Spoiler:
once upon a time there was a thread about a comic.

a dragon found himself swept away by this thread and became part of something bigger

making hats, singing songs, coloring ONGs,

once upon a time

but times change, and young dragons' interests range

this dragon found himself in another place,

with other folks

learning about codes, and thinking sand, and not of molps, and castling sand

a place with classes and schedules and professors,

with boring outside words

not molpish, or even epsilonish,

but important for Outside hopes

he worked and learned and read and wrote

he sang and jibed and wrote and spoke

of things not RELATED, but still bespoke

------

this dragon found himself one day

in the summer of 2016

aboard a hollow metal tube,

with engines loud and rigid wings clean

to the swamploads of central florida

for there, he was to lend his mind

to a task so astronomical

an intern, of the fine organization

Administration, National, of both Air and Space

an opportunity not easily passed up!

he stayed there with a friend of he knew

the boy who'd showed him the place

where he could apply for this great chance

to put his skills to work

----

this boy, he'd known, for some time, online

both coders, nimble and able

he grew to know him better then,

that summer of 2016

as he worked and toiled under NASA's flag

on highminded projects no-table

little did the dragon know

during that summer so hot

that when he got to know this boy

he bargained for less than he got

for he fell for this boy,

this intern so handsome,

they became as close as can be,

til the next time summer rolled round again,

the boy moved to seattle to be with me!


Spoiler:
there's more to say, but, another day

the time is once more past 2

it seems in the times of holiday cheer

it's the only thing i can do :P

this account has been perhaps less than a poem

too freeform, yet structured in lines

i hope nonetheless you enjoyed my account

and will Wait for the rest, in Time


addendum: can anymolp not see the newpix-o-meter? i've switched DNS hosts and my local network seems to have some difficulty resolving clock.chronal.net, but external resolver tools seem to see it okay. i need a second opinion, though!

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