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by mrob27
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: QUOTH THE BEARAPTOR, "RANDAMMIT"

It turns out I don't even have to switch apps anymore to find out the weather. (Who remembers the days when one had to look outside, much less go outside… but we digress…) Pokémolp RUN says:

WEATHER


CLEAR


BOOSTED TYPES

GRASS     GROUND     FIRE


These Pokémolp types are molpier, appear more redundantly, and give bonus Coffeestarssemenlava when OTTified.
by lmjb1964
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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M'BLINDPOST. *TIPS QUACKMOLPY*

Oh dear, I have do some ketchup on bsta, keep reading Quelova, and maybe blitz Homestuck. Oh, and I think I still need to read the last AotC. I'm not in the basement, but I do keep heading out the the shed. (Which reminds me that I need to go out to my actual shed and clean it out.) Y'all continue to be creative, which is awesomeful.

Speaking of which, steakish OTTercomic, Zooman!

And welcome forward, Sehwho! Good luck on your blitz. Of course, you could just hang out in the present, and go back to the past when you have Time. Your post reminds me how grateful I am to Balthawhiz for creating the mirror.

The holiday concert season has started, but hopefully I'll have Time to do the requisite blitzing/ketchup soon.
by ggh
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Where are they?!
Image

I don't know where these characters are now.

I'm afraid this means you cannot continue being that girl now.
(Or that guy)


Oh dear.

(Yes, I am still in the basement. Sorry.)
by ucim
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

svenman wrote:Looks like something now definitely happened after all. But what exactly? The results look very dramatic, at any rate...
Interesting that the bicycle escaped being affected by whatever it was that smoking-holed the building. So, not an explosion in the ordinary sense.

A warp in the space-time continuum?

A portal to or from the basement?

I'm going with the latter, as we've had some molpish basement visitors lately! Hi Neil! Hi edo!

Jose
by svenman
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Welcome forward, all the recent unbasementees!

New BSTA:
...
Image

???

Looks like something now definitely happened after all. But what exactly? The results look very dramatic, at any rate...
by lmjb1964
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Lots of molpish stuff on this page.

Hi, edo!! It's so good to see you. Glad you posted here. :)

And Gingercat found a portal out of the Basement! Awesomeful, I hope other OTTers find it. Although if it's getting kicked to pieces by a frost giant, I guess that may not be possible. :( (Not that I know what a frost giant is, but it doesn't sound good.)

Wow, Pfhorrest, it's amazing how much work you've done on your story. I've started reading it, and I'm just amazed at the complexity and connections among the various narratives.

HES wrote:The lifts in my office are broken...

Ah, so that was you climbing those stairs. Poor hamply!

Every year I say I'm going to watch a little Desert Bus, and then every year it goes by without me doing so. I always enjoy ED's comments on it, though.

And Neil!! Hi, Neil! It's great to see you.

Happy Gratefulness/Raptor-eating Day and/or Happy third Thursdip of November (Heretical) and/or Happy third Onglessdix of Visitation Ja!. I also am thankful for all of you.
by SBN
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Gingercat wrote:Xuys! Xuys!

I found a portal, xuys!

It leads out of the Basement and into the OTT!

I had to go via a tavern which is in the process of getting kicked to pieces by a Frost Giant, so I didn't stay in it very long.



Hope you can stay here though.

Could this be HES trying to make it here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkI0ErX763U

Molpish raptor eating day to those that partake, molpish Thursday to all.
by Gingercat
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Xuys! Xuys!

I found a portal, xuys!

It leads out of the Basement and into the OTT!

I had to go via a tavern which is in the process of getting kicked to pieces by a Frost Giant, so I didn't stay in it very long.
by lmjb1964
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

That's one of our favorite things! And there are many Tools of Learning as well. The main one is the WIki of Understanding, linked to in svenman's sig (and maybe others). Mrob27 has created the OMD (OTTsford Molpish Dictionary) if you want to know what a particular OTTish word means. (BTW, OTT is One True Thread, and the inhabitants are, among other things, OTTers). Ucim has created the official OTT ecclesiastical calendar.

Or, you can just ask questions. And we're also fond of duplication, because redundancy is molpish (from molpies, which was a mashup of moles and compies. A molpy is a critter, which is a good thing, so molpish).

Sit down, pull up a chair. As far as I know, we've never eaten anyone, although we have lost some to the basement. :(

Sending molpish thoughts to ED for his appointment tomorrip.
by lmjb1964
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

yappobiscuits wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Hi, yappo! It's so great to see you, but I'm sorry about the life m*stard. I hope things become molpish soon.

Hi! Molpish to see you too, and sorry to hear of your loss. We just gotta keep molping on... Image

While I fear this particular lifemustard will take a long time to recover from due to its high levels of mustardishness, there are molpish things afoot to help distract me... I'm just gonna repost this old ottification becauuuuse... I've recently found out I've got the part of Lancelot in an upcoming production of the musical Spamalot, so I will actually be performing that song (though sadly in its original non-ottified form) in the actual musical!

I would so love to see you in that show! I think you should slip in a few words from the OTTified version and see if anyone notices. The words go by pretty quickly. :) It's great that you are getting into theater, on and off the stage!

thunk wrote:Hi from the basement.

Sorry I couldn't post more either. My brain seems to be mustarded these mips. I can barely find the motivation to get my schoolwork done and I'm on effectively low power mode. Don't worry--I haven't forgotten about you all. I just need to wait things out.

I hope the brainm*stard clears up. There seems to be a lot of m*stard going around. :(

balthasar_s wrote:
mrobdex wrote:his Temporal Object Generator, now brightly glowing *75025*.
75025
this number
seems familiar.
As if I already saw it somewhere...

The automome online interface What happened to its randomness?
I enter some pattern. Then I get the same few examples again and again.

as we continue forward the gradient is higher but we didn't cross the point after which we cannot return yet.

I'm not sure what all of this means. Actually, I'm not really sure what any of this means.

Eternal Density wrote:Soo I'm currently planning for the xkcd gamejam to hit the random comic button and make something based on whatever I get, rather than just going with Time automatically. Thoughts?

Anything with Time, is of course, awesomeful and holy. But anything you do with any comic with no doubt be awesomeful, and a little heresy never hurt anyone. Now I'll just take this bowl of chocolates and go sit in the comfy chair with karhell. :)

ETA Thanks for the sweet hummingbird video, addams. It seems like it would be dangerous for the parent bird to feed those little mouths with their long beaks. I guess they figure it out, though.

Edit 2: I forgot to say welcome to XavierKCD, Revealer the Recent!
by thunk
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Long-Track Tomato"

Hi from the basement.

Sorry I couldn't post more either. My brain seems to be mustarded these mips. I can barely find the motivation to get my schoolwork done and I'm on effectively low power mode. Don't worry--I haven't forgotten about you all. I just need to wait things out.
by lmjb1964
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

macraw83 wrote:Basementposting from the top of 2612...

I'm in the process of moving from the US east coast to the US west coast. Tuesday, shortly after leaving home I saw a truck that looked a lot like this:

Image

Then last night as I was leaving a rest area in Missouri, I saw a couple small brown signs each with a short phrase on it, with the last saying Burma Shave... Sadly I wasn't paying enough attention to the first few too remember what they all said, since I wasn't expecting it as I'd never seen it before. Is it a Route 66 thing?

In any case, I miss this wowterful place and hope to pop back in soon!

Maybe we can use that truck to bring some OTTers out of the basement?

Wishing you molpish travels! Let me know when you get to the area. And I had no idea there were still Burma Shave signs. Sounds like the ones you saw are a reproduction. They were all over the US at one point (before my time):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma-Shave#Roadside_billboards
by macraw83
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Basementposting from the top of 2612...

I'm in the process of moving from the US east coast to the US west coast. Tuesday, shortly after leaving home I saw a truck that looked a lot like this:

Image

Then last night as I was leaving a rest area in Missouri, I saw a couple small brown signs each with a short phrase on it, with the last saying Burma Shave... Sadly I wasn't paying enough attention to the first few too remember what they all said, since I wasn't expecting it as I'd never seen it before. Is it a Route 66 thing?

In any case, I miss this wowterful place and hope to pop back in soon!
by mrob27
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
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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
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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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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Re: 1190: "Time"

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

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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.

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