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by CasCat
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

One more last minute addition to The Book of Aubron, as I've learned it's been called, nighttime effects! http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/?i=2350&playing=1&audio=0&speed=200 (also activates during the indoors segment.) I just want to say, THANK YOU. I discovered your Book of Aubron weeks bef...
by CasCat
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Papal Decree: Favourite Frame and Why M1503: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/aec7f708c93e4ea0d96cef79f5c597a4167bd03f4b96a7670683ea3c0bcf1373.png Baobabs! Basically because it was the first thing I actually recognised, in a landmark sense. Sandcastles can be made on any beach, on any coastline, an...
by CasCat
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting while ketchupping: I just spent a lovely ten minutes reading the double-dactyl page and reminding myself of all the lovely, silly, funny poems people posted. But I noticed that at least some are missing; there are two double-dactyls on page 1038, another on page 1039, and one more on p...
by CasCat
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Greetings, all. Delurking to take the blame: I finally broke down & registered, then it ends! Reminds me of the first two jobs I had. Both ended with me showing up to work only to find they'd gone out of business without telling me :shock: ! Had a bit of a complex, for a while. As long as this ...
by CasCat
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Why is it that every time I feel like I am beginning to deal with this, and accept it, someone had to come along a post a sad OTTification? Thanks Dracomax :cry: (No really! That was beautiful!! :D ) @Wonder93 You can do it! We will be here waiting. We're good at that, you know :wink: I am confused...
by CasCat
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Beesnaking you with another experiment. Here's an old papal request: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38489 no redundant spoiler in this post. Instead, I've put it in this post , which is acting as an image archive for this experiment. (Can't delete the file or it disappears, but I think...
by CasCat
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> per old papal decree: When in Paso Robles some time ago, I took some pix of rather friendly squirpies... I tried to get closeups but they were so friendly and they usually got so close they were out of frame. Here's one of the better ones. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38452 Jo...
by CasCat
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Sciscitor - CasCat will forever sit beneath a Baobab tree. I think I like that image...

Tatiana - beautiful poem. Thank you for posting this.
by CasCat
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Longtime lurker here, just gotta say, 7 Took things in stried at first, but reading the past 10 or so pages of fare wells and grief, starting to get misty eyed myself. Thanks to all the OTT posters, you have meant as much to us lurkers as the OTC, maybe more. Throwing another firstpost forward. Wel...
by CasCat
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And, you know... the biggest question of all, at least for me: Why was it called "Time"? Was that a simple way of making sure people cottoned on to the fact that the frame would change? I expected something different. Metaphor, theme, allusion... just.. not nothing. I mean, it was a great...
by CasCat
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

LordEd wrote:As my first post, how about a false hope prediction?
Spoiler:
EPILOGUE


Blindposting while ketchupping: Throwing first-post forward.

Welcome to the wake, LordEd...
by CasCat
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Shiv_L wrote:You guys! I've been lurking here since the beginning of time, I can't believe this is the end... :cry:


Throwing firstpost forward....
by CasCat
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Pikrass wrote:CasCat and Lawsome, you want to fix your images, they're using time.png. :wink:


Whoops. Thanks. Fixed.
by CasCat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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WavONG goodby

Spoiler:
Image


Ninja'd.

(I'll miss saying that.)
by CasCat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It would be truly awesome to have a brief scene where Megan triumphantly walks up to Rosetta, hands the maps back, says "thanks" in Beanish, and walks away. I'm looking forward to the Cueganite revolution, where the Forty arm themselves with thwap-sticks and overthrow the tyrannical Roset...
by CasCat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm going to repost my end frame again, because, frankly, I think it's better than this. http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/wonder.png In a way, that's EXACTLY how he ended it. But instead of wondering where they'll float next, it's wondering what they'll find as they climb the next hill. And we can imagine...
by CasCat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It's been wonderful Waiting and Running (and "..." ? ) with you guys. Seriously. It's sad it's over, but give Randall a break; it's been MONTHS of work for him. I'm still going to lurk here for a while, though. Some habits are hard to break... And, look, they've landed on a strong upslope;...
by CasCat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I hope they don't need the raft again. As others have noted, they didn't appear to tie it up or have someone on formal raft-watching duty (people still asleep on board don't count). And that "crunch" when they hit land does not give me great confidence in the integrity of their prow-end fl...
by CasCat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey, I just noticed; this is Times-Two page! 1-2-4-8!

I now return you to your regularly scheduled OTT.
by CasCat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Does this mean.... the Loopists were right? (ok, spiralists...)

I agree, it's sweet to see them build a sandcastle. There's nothing else to be done at the moment, after all.
by CasCat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Yappobiscuits and jjjdavidson: wild applause!
by CasCat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

NetWeasel wrote:Well, we've got time now, let's strip the whole camp....


They're up in the hills, now; they're some distance away from the camp. But they could easily have broken down one or more yurts during the frantic-building-blackout phase.
by CasCat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Sadrak86 wrote:This is either going to be awesome, tragic, hilarious, or both.


Throwing firstpost forward. Welcome, Sadrak86. I think you're right. (But I hope more hilarious than tragic.)
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

... You've got a close quote tag inside a spoiler tag, which tends to break things somewhat severely. Thanks...did that fix it? Which post specifically are you referring to (I'm assuming it's the latest one; my response to BlitzGirl's OTTification of the Haiku)...? I didn't notice any mustard, so I...
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So, Cuegan spend a day or two playing in the sand, then leave (unannounced?) their tribe for a couple of weeks, coming back to find the rest split into two groups. Each group has been industrious enough to build rafts. This would imply some type of organization and direction. However, when ...
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's a though. Cueball apparenly has mad rope-throwing skills. Can they lasso trees and rocks and things and kind of belay themselves close to the edge of the basin as the sea rises?
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

"Cut off" is weird.... shouldn't they try to do something to reach the coast? for the decree: "....." It means, I think, that there is no dry-shod route left to high ground; they're at (or near) a local maximum. So they have to stay in their raft. And pole faster, I guess, unles...
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

For the decree.

"Ummm.... I hafta go potty...." :oops:
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Riding it out

Let's hope they figure out a more reliable propulsion system than drifting; if they go out to sea, they're in big trouble. And as they pointed out, poling is HARD. (And they'd have to keep it up night and day.) The water rise will tend to push them up the river, but the river will tend to push back,...
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I laughed so hard at the 'little tables covered in sand' question. :mrgreen: Obviously their home is going, they river started going BACKWARDS and that must have been scary as shit, but this Cueganite only wants to know why they have sand on little tables. Hahah. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: It oc...
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Really what I'm suggesting / predicting is that when the water is done frisking about, we will transition into epilogue. We will not embark into a major Act N+1 of the Cueganites finding a new home, Megan going off to study with Rosetta, or whatever. At least, not in the current incarnation of Time...
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I agree it's more a sideways point than a backwards point; hard to draw three dimensions with stickfigures...

Oh, and per pope decree, check out CJ Cherryh's "Foreigner" series.
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

IMO Hairdo/Rosetta's voice could/should be layered with multiple channels, as is the visual representation of the text. The main channel should be the loudest one, back channels can include the grey words, static noise (which gets louder in the black spots) and/or a reversed version of the recordin...
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

NetWeasel wrote:
melmel wrote:Am I the only one who suddenly felt like this is reminiscent of Washington crossing the Delaware?

Oh, that HAD to be on purpose...


Washington is going right to left. THey're crossing back.
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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UpriverONG

Spoiler:
Image


I hate it when the preview doesn't tell me I'm ninja'd....
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Pole, pole, pole your barge
Quickly up the stream,
Molpity, molpity, molpity, molpity
Look, we've made a meme!

:mrgreen:
by CasCat
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 99.86%?

Missed one. Leav ONG . http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/16af076000af900257c1a5a2d1ba301b5e25681e27c5b8267ed5ac540e2a9583.png Review-ninja'd. Prodigal returns -- Let us shower him with Cake! Welcome, welcome back! http://cdn.cakecentral.com/d/df/dfe25852_modulescopperminealbumsuserpics49271My_Dragon...
by CasCat
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It occurs to me that if we're going to now ride the advancing water (poling as necessary to keep from going sideways or back out into the open ocean) that we're going to be going largely horizontal from here on out; the vertical bit will all be done by the sea....
by CasCat
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Is that still have that extraneous sand on top, or have they replaced it with baggage?

(Sand seems an awfully odd thing to take with them. A rather gritty sentimental souvenir...)
by CasCat
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow... I didn't know that Time was still going. The last time I last checked the archive was around the end of the sandcastle sequence. And I only saw a few fast-moving playthroughs, so I didn't see the dialogue. I thought the whole thing was overrated, and that this forum thread was unnecessary an...

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