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by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

edo wrote:How to make an epic tale: step 1) kill off everyone the heroes know

In case of G.R.R.Martin: For good measure, kill of some off the heroes, too.

Edit: I remember Matt Ruff doing this, too - I actually liked Ed. There may be a trope. Anyone care for some research? ;-)
by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"
Replies: 201
Views: 46309

Re: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"

This is not the Fifty Thousand Dollar Dog.
by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Neil_Boekend wrote:SavONG
Spoiler:
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Cueball and Rosetta just fell in love, and thus ends Time.
by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

CHÂTEAU D'IFFONG
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by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So, um, question about the language -- does suggesting that the greeting in 2858-9 is possibly "salaam" or something close to it help with making it any easier to puzzle out? (I'm kind of reading it right-to-left without vowels. I note that in addition to resemblances to Arabic, there are...
by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

With this newfound (or newconfirmed) knowledge, what real language are the Beanish likely speaking? French I say, but the word for Water in French is only 3 letters long; same with Lake. I believe that at least a nowadays Frenchman would teach "water" as "l'eau". In a 10000-year...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Of course she's pregnant with a xenomorph, and thus ends time. I tried to resist. But there I go. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38109&mode=view Tribute to redundancy: _ |\_ \` ..\ __,.-" =__Y= ." ) _ / , \/\_ ((____| )_-\ \_-` `-----'`-----` `--` (...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

One other aside @everyone; some might not be aware that the name Hypatia (not Hypathia) is a historical reference; it's worth a quick Wikipedia check if the name isn't familiar. This is why I'll stick with Rosetta. Sounds nice, has some meaning (the figure hosts beneath something like a half rose w...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53251556

Re: 1190: "Time"

One other aside @everyone; some might not be aware that the name Hypatia (not Hypathia) is a historical reference; it's worth a quick Wikipedia check if the name isn't familiar. This is why I'll stick with Rosetta. Sounds nice, has some meaning (the figure hosts beneath something like a half rose w...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Woha, political background?! Damn, now all seems clear. They entered the Lonely Mountain , Rosetta isn't a beautiful girl, but Rosli, a giant dwarf and current the King Under The Lonely Mountain. Our travelling couple isn't coming from somewhere but live in Like-town, Cueball's Name isn't Cueball bu...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53251556

Re: 1190: "Time"

Neil_Boekend wrote:Or she doesn't know what rivers are.
This does mean the ° diacritic is definitely a question mark.


A river which is always carrying water but only once a year...?
Glaciers, rainy season, ... here we come again.
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Tell me where your home is. That one is pretty clear. I wonder if the blotchiness of the Oracle Hypatia's speech will continue to get easier and easier to decipher as they pick up more on her accent and as she learns their language better? Notice this sentence is a command and it ends with a beanon...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

CAPTCHA ALONG
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by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

... Which would help to explain why Brigitte Beardo is able to speak some Unglish - assuming she's some sort of historian or archaeologist. Hypat(h)ia/Rosetta/(Brigitte) Beardo ... now that's something to choose from (@Blitzgirl: I would NEVER dream of Cueball :mrgreen: ) Your thoughts about excava...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53251556

Re: 1190: "Time"

SEATONG, NOT READONG
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susanoodin wrote:books, where do you get books from, to me this looks like she is handing out sitting implements

This was a 'last call'. And it was correct. :)
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I finally had to delurk to say this: What if Cuegan are just tourists and they don't know the local language? After all, many tourists like beaches and sandcastles... They might have been on the same beach before, but never wandered this far from their hotel. (I liked this hypothesis more before Ha...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53251556

Re: Sample

rvloon wrote:At least now I can tell my girlfriend that people all over the world at least sometimes listen to what I have to say.
Ronald

Don't overdo... ;-) You know where this may lead to:

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by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53251556

Re: 1190: "Time"

HE THINKS? WONG!
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by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

She probably learned the language from book ancient scrolls. Maybe she knows phonetic transcription, too, but too only from book ancient scrolls. Surely they have to introduce themselves now? With actual names? Yes, in the next newpix Megan and Cueball will introduce themselves. Being unused to spea...
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

COMPUTONG!
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(even the Beanies are looking at each other. Because they are impressed or because the know by ... instinct ... that the pronounciation was kind of blurred...?)
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Zorin_75 wrote:
Spoiler:
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Walter Bishop, Ph.D., would almost certainly have an explanation.
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, no! Hairdo B has to think about it! I was expecting an answer right now... B Name suggested by BlitzGirl, in contrast to Beardo. Hairdo does not seem a proper name for a beautiful YES I STILL KNOW woman with such pretty long hair. Try saying "Last night I dreamed of Hairdo." without f...
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

foilman wrote:WaitONG for it MEAT INSPECTIONG
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FTFY.
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Flotter wrote:Beanie 1: "Forgive us for this rude intrusion, o Great One"
Beanie 3: "We have captured these outsiders for you"

Beanie 3: "We brought you lunch. It's barbecue-time."
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

WE FOUND HIM DONG THERE
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by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

..., I'm afraid my life is n't never going to be returning to normal any time soon . My wedding is in 6 days, ... FTFY Oh - by the way: We expected a heavily bearded man and got a long-haired beauty YES I KNOW . For me this is dangerously close to (do not click or you'll lose at least 8 hours!)...
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

thirds wrote:What are you guys doing ONG?
Spoiler:
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"The bald one is cute, where did you pick him up?"
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Charm Quark wrote:Her hair is impressively lONG!

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Bring her a present. A comb would do fine, she's getting split ends. ;-)
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The Great Hall is astonishingly empty. No chairs, no pews. No pictures. No machinesyes, no dwarveswell, ... no people.


yesSee here: http://cdn.fotocommunity.com/photos/6226748.jpg
wellMaybe it's better that way.
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ONGER.
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by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:Extra ONG...
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I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed moply food trough wiper.

Does the wiki already have a fan fiction section?
This would be a nice example of cross-reference-fan-fiction.
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ONGpy up... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/08f824c46cdc25533a58d4e4c21a89dffcfd18abad66a814416511317386b394.png Castle! http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/animated/emoticon-0123-party.gif (you are lucky, because I am soooo nice!) It's the French Dutch Foreign Legion!
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:35 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"
Replies: 60
Views: 49908

What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"

Today's What-If : Drain the Oceans: Part II "Supposing you did Drain the Oceans , and dumped the water on top of the Curiosity rover, how would Mars change as the water accumulated? –Iain" http://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/54/mars_curiosity.png This looks like a very wet Wall-E. Maybe the fly...
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks everyone! Welcome and happy delurking, Chinchokmataa! BLINDPOST. In reply to yappobiscuits .. some Americans have been out of the country and have visited several castles. You say that as if I said "of course no Americans have ever left the country or seen a castle"... sorry if it ...
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

GREETONG
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by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

(About having no castles in the US) Thanks everyone! Welcome and happy delurking, Chinchokmataa! BLINDPOST. In reply to yappobiscuits .. some Americans have been out of the country and have visited several castles. You say that as if I said "of course no Americans have ever left the country or ...
by higgs-boson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53251556

Re: 1190: "Time"

*ponder* The arrow loops on the castle's wall don't seem to zoom well. They look too large for being useful.
by higgs-boson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53251556

Re: 1190: "Time"

שלום ‏السلام عليكم‎ ... just to make two more reciprocal points. By the way - I'd favour these greetings over "bon jour", "grüss Gott", or "hi". Is there anything more precious than peace? Unfortunately, not even the Ziva Davidish propagation of the old greeting helped...
by higgs-boson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53251556

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:(Thanks for the anticipatory cake, BlitzGirl!)


Which does not relieve us of our duty to gift you the cake after your 2000th post, again.
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(job done :-) )

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