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by Ebonite
Fri May 10, 2013 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm not in on the whole sand dune thing. It makes perfect sense that they traveled from a beach to a river, and followed the river far inland. But how on earth could they be at a desert so soon? They haven't even stopped to sleep or eat since they were at the river. :P http://farm1.static.flickr.co...
by Ebonite
Fri May 10, 2013 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

MONSOONGg!! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/23be2fa55cc0d3af8c623bca1525f7e2c1f67b00c325cf071070b6d5dd6b5b7c.png My take is that she's commenting on the smoothness of the surface, that there must be an abundance of surface-smoothing wind up there. You know, the kind that smooths surfaces. (I start...
by Ebonite
Thu May 09, 2013 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

Today I realized that, at some point in the past week or so, I stopped going out and looking at the original link that I usually followed to view newpix. Instead, I just automatically come to this thread and start catching up from where I left off. All of the newpix are posted here (often multiple t...
by Ebonite
Thu May 09, 2013 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

FAKEONG... http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh587/Myriad7/timereveal_zpsdd3588d8.png I have travelled from page 568 to say this: absolutely wonderful! (I wonder if Lord Randall can make a better ending.) Here's a more revealing zoom-out from that picture: http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58...
by Ebonite
Thu May 09, 2013 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

New link to the map (this one will be easier to update, and allows for js trickses): http://edfel.atwebpages.com/Time-Map.svg What names should appear in the map? For now I've got "Small River", "Big Sea", "Pretty Neat River"... any other idea? Also, maybe the two arms...
by Ebonite
Wed May 08, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just a little ketchup. One of six to eight. Yep, I remember. 25 or 6 to 4. That one *I* remember. (Probably appropriate to reflect what time it is when I usually complete ketchup.) :) Heh, I was considering throwing the Chicago thing in there, but decided against it. Should've known someone would p...
by Ebonite
Wed May 08, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

KarMann wrote:Just a little ketchup.

One of six to eight. Yep, I remember.


25 or 6 to 4. That one *I* remember. (Probably appropriate to reflect what time it is when I usually complete ketchup.) :)
by Ebonite
Wed May 08, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hm...I shall be greatly bereaved to discover that the Creator of Time created Cueball and Meagan to be so - how to put this delicately? - stupid. Granted that they have shown themselves to be new to Time and are often unsure of how things work, such as the sea 1 , but they have shown that they fear...
by Ebonite
Tue May 07, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think they're eating a lot of the time they're sitting down during this walk portion, it's just harder to see. In the second frame of the loop tease for example, they've both got their hands to their mouths. On the beach, I think they left to eat - makes sense: sand is an untasty but insistent be...
by Ebonite
Tue May 07, 2013 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

That's what I've thought, since there's just black and white, there's no way of showing night. I think when you see them doing nighty things, it's night. The loop tease looked like camping for the night to me, and when Cueball buried their trash, that looked like breaking camp in the morning. (I im...
by Ebonite
Tue May 07, 2013 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

"Ketchup Blitz" (to the tune of "Ballroom Blitz" by Sweet Are you ready HAL? (uh-huh) Buffy? (yeah) BlitzGirl? (okay) Well, alright Waiters -- let's go!!! Oh, it's been getting so hard, Waiting when there's so much more to see, aha My screen i...
by Ebonite
Mon May 06, 2013 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cueball was dreaming, and talking in his sl coma. Megan grabbed a twig and poked Cueball so that he woke up. Edit: Ninja'd. (Not sure why phpBB didn't warn me this time.) I'll leave it up, though, because of the explanation theory that it's a twig, not a rope. PS: Ebonite, you're misusing the [ lis...
by Ebonite
Mon May 06, 2013 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

so...has anyone figured out yet at what point the number of people blitzposting will outnumber the number of people currentposting? One of the reasons I post so seldom is because I tend NOT to blitzpost. . .which means I spend most of my time in ketchup mode, after which it seems just about everyth...
by Ebonite
Fri May 03, 2013 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:THEYCANNEVEREVERGOBACKONG...
Image

That's an understatement. Shouldn't it be "We don't understand anything yet."?
by Ebonite
Fri May 03, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

You mean: [spoiler](snip) I've asked politely before and I'll do so again: can you *please* refrain from posting this? Isn't that what spoilers are for? Only if they are properly labeled as to what they are spoilering. In this particular context it was pretty obvious, but one of them got to me unsp...
by Ebonite
Fri May 03, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've been wondering how long I'd keep from registering in the forum, and of course it'd be this comment that does it. The moment you bring up an incorrect latin translation of an error message into an XKCD thread, my fate is sealed. My favorite saying in Latin is: Quidquid latine dictum, altum vide...
by Ebonite
Fri May 03, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:For Caswallon and Ebonite


Omigosh omigosh omigosh Thank you thank you thank you!

I feel less naked now. :D
by Ebonite
Thu May 02, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:But...but...I'm not even used to the Present yet!

That's okay. If you don't like it, we can return it. We kept the receipt.
by Ebonite
Thu May 02, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow. I got busy at work in RL on Monday, and fell waaaay behind in this forum -- at one point, 9 NewPages. At the rate everyone had been adding new posts, it took me until today just to catch up. Some comments on old topics that I completely missed: I'm not a linguist, but I'm close. I have a Ph.D. ...
by Ebonite
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, my Randall! Blitzgirl is almost here! Blitzgirl is almost here!

<begins hurriedly tidying up the forum>
by Ebonite
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm actually hoping the fadeout accelerates, so that it can be followed by a fade in . I keep thinking that maybe Lord Randall is going to show a significant period of elapsed time using the typical movie/TV trick of fading out, then fading back in, with the sandcastle reduced to an almost-smooth pi...
by Ebonite
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

I was catching up after coma, and saw a reference to an old frame being changed. . .and I had an interesting epiphany. We should keep a close eye on all of the OldPix. Lord Randall has an excellent opportunity to implement time travel here. He has the ability to change Oldpix at His discretion and l...
by Ebonite
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

The more I reread the dialogue, the more I become convinced that there is only one explanation for the unpredictable behavior of the sea and the river.

They live on a urinal cake.
by Ebonite
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

marchlight wrote:Image


I GOT IT!!!

They built a dance floor!!

It would be great if in the next NewPix they both had their right hands pointed up in the air like John Travolta. . .
by Ebonite
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

My first thought was that he mixed concrete or something. . .but he didn't make enough to do anything substantial, like anchor a pole or the seawall. That's barely enough to make a memorial plaque.
by Ebonite
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

I went back and re-watched them build the structure at the top of the platform. It appears to me that it may not necessarily be attached to the platform, but merely resting on top of it. Do you think it's possible that it's a boat that can simply float away from the platform if the sea level rises h...
by Ebonite
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I really want to be a Knight Temporal! What do I do to join? Well you can ask another Knight (Or more precisely, the only other knight) to make you knight I believe. However since this is temporal knighthood we talk about, your future self which has become a knight can knight you, creating a knight...
by Ebonite
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

Any speculation as to why they would build a platform and then just sit there, waiting for the water to rise? If they wanted to drop a banner or something, they could have done that already. If they're trying to escape the water, well, they really didn't need a platform for that -- there's obviously...
by Ebonite
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe we're about to see Megan launched at the structure, and we're going to find out this is all just a big promo for Randall's new "Angry Birds: xkcd Edition" app!
by Ebonite
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cueball, thou shalt not sip from the Timestream.
by Ebonite
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

I also thought about them being in a giant hourglass quite some time ago. . .I first reached this conclusion when they went for a "swim" and she immediately came out spitting something out. Despite all of the suggestions what that substance might be :) I thought it might simply be more san...
by Ebonite
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Time"

Catching up on some of the recent postings I missed, and I see this from our Arch-Cardinal: Ok, so I think that the final culmination of The One True Comic (if there is one) MUST involve something specifically about either Time or Waiting. Also, I think we will have another zoom-out, and then maybe...
by Ebonite
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53512103

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

ic have done an very downtrodden job keeping up with all these forum posts. So when ic checked today ic felt very alienated. It appeared as though eow'd all devolved to this ridiculous dialect to go with the religion surrounding the an true comic. But it be not eow guys right? it be Randall being a...

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