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by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

charlie_grumbles wrote:I'm several pages back, but did no one mention that starting at m3025 the trebuchet starts to float by? From left to right, starting just to the right of the leftmost yurt.


Brilliant spot, GLR charlie!
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

After all the times I've referred to La Petite's Ark, I am so thrilled it actually happened.

Tie yourselves to the railings guys, and prepare to set sail for Spain!
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Also found this nice callback: Ya, I noticed that one when it came up. All these callbacks are what has changed my mind towards this being at least act 4 of 5 if not act 3 of 3, and closer to the end than the beginning: all the dominos from the Sandcastle Eon and early Journey Eon are being knocked...
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It would certainly feel narratively correct for La Petite to sail up in a raft, which she had built from the sandcastle structure and whatever she was dragging into frame when we last saw her. Yup. There was no point in putting Chekhov's Little French Girl on the beach in the first act unless she's...
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Either La Petite's Ark is on the horizon or the rising tide. If they get swept up in the current of a sea-river, would it not eventually dump them up at the leading edge of the sea, in position to run for the mountains ahead of whatever mega-waves wille eventually come? It seems to be too late for t...
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

You know, we might have talked about this when the term dilgunnerang was first coined, but maybe not because we didn't yet know how relatively un-advanced Cuegan's society is: what are those things made out of? They're watertight. But they float on the freshwater river. It didn't LOOK bladder-shaped...
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Pfhorrest wrote:Ok, this head count is driving me nuts. Now I'm seeing only 19 people in both of these frames.


I can't speak as to whether the images changed, not having been around earlier, but there's clearly 19 people in both frames now, yes.
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I know this one has been OTTified before, but I was just thinking about what it would be like from Rosetta's perspective and I had to do this one: Still Alive (Based on Still Alive by Jonathan Coulton) This is a problem; I'm making a map here; understand! Now another sea will come and f...
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Of all the times for a cut to black! Sadly no time for an OTTification of "Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones. I suspect that in a few outside hours time, when next I may have a chance to post, it could be time for an OTTification of Peter Gabriel's "Here Comes The Flood". Wha...
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

OTTification time! You might want to mention the original... If people don't know Born To Run by the Boss, the OTTification will be no fun for them anyway :P I know Born to Run, but not well enough to recognize the lyrics. (Yes, now I notice the last three words.) Remember, this is a varied and int...
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Incidentally, my prediction is that Cueball has noticed wood floating on the surface of the fresh water and this will factor in to how they cross channels and stuff while RUNNING.
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
Arky wrote:OTTification time!

You might want to mention the original...


If people don't know Born To Run by the Boss, the OTTification will be no fun for them anyway :P
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

OTTification time! Take it, Cueball! In the day we sweat it out in the basin of a runaway Mediterranean sea At night we raft through channels of glory in hillpeople machines Sprung from cages out on Mountain 9 Wood hulled, fuel injected and stepping out over the line Baby, this plain rips the bones ...
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

If this isn't on the GLR's bookshelf, it should be.

Image
by Arky
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> 6 Cueganites, I don't think LaPetite is one of them. But who know how many are behind them? (Hopefully, 30+.) Seems like kind of a pointless time to travel in single file to hide their numbers, but I guess old habits die hard. Living at the bottom of a dried seabed, it's hard not to be Sand ...
by Arky
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

I like the little detail of bits of (sand?) being thrown up as they run. It's the little things that have made the OTC such a joy. So, apparently for (sand?) read (drops of water on ground which is already turning squishy). So they won't be returning by the same path; are they not heading back to t...
by Arky
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107344
Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

I like the little detail of bits of (sand?) being thrown up as they run. It's the little things that have made the OTC such a joy.
by Arky
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107344
Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

If they find survivors from The Forty, isn't there a decent chance they'll have a conversation that includes the real names of Cuegan? "Oh hey! [Megan]! [Cueball]! We thought you died! Now get us out of here!" You know it will be "Oh neat! You guys are back!" We're never going t...
by Arky
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

WELP My money is on them being forced to turn back without seeing hide or hair of their tribe, only to be stranded on a rapidly shrinking island, only to be rescued by their tribe aboard La Petite's Ark. I mean, come on, how many newpix of tension could the GLR get out of a shrinking island as the w...
by Arky
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107344
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The pace of Time has definitely quickened (as you'd expect since the alt-text became "RUN" I suppose). The journey to Beantown took Outsider months, and the journey home (between time skips and the shortcut route they're taking with the aid of the Beanish map) is taking Outsider days.
by Arky
Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

My personal Naismith Rule is that I can do a little over 3 mph sustained on paved roads. Off road, I figure 30 minutes to the mile, 40-45 minutes per thousand feet of elevation change. OK, I'm a little slow. The big question is, what fraction of their waking time do Cueball and Megan need to spend ...
by Arky
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow, I always thought the alt-text would change only at the very end. OK, so we've had the Council of Elrond. I guess that now we've finally had the End of Act 1, and now commences Act 2. Oh, and the idea that the tiny bit of castle crumbling was an earthquake opening the gate is preposterous. The s...
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Once again I must express my awe for how Rosetta's dialogue is visualised.

The giant "RULER" ghosting behind the words a few newpix back said something interesting, while the difference between "grateful" and "thankful" here is pretty delicious as well.
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Was I the only one who heard "dun DUN DUNNNN !!!" at that last line? I think Cueball heard it, too, he's clasped his hands to his mouth. He HAS just basically been told "Everyone in the world you had ever met before yesterday (except for Megan) is either dead or a dead man walking. S...
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

By the way, clearing everyone in the Mediterranean Basin would be a Herculean task. Why would they think they told everyone? do they have a mass media system? saraan! They told everyone they knew about. They seem like organised sorts, and probably have maps and records of decades, even centuries of...
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

edo wrote:ONG
Image


And here is where all we yaysayers get told why we are wrong and the 40 are drowned (or at least why Rosetta thinks that is the case, not knowing about La Petite's Ark).
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I feel that despite this momentary darkness in the OTC, the 40 will have seen the rising sea in time to embark on a journey away from the sea and we shall sea La Petite again. I mean, we saw the sea rising while Cueball and Megan were building the sandcastle. It wasn't rising with such speed that th...
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And I wonder who she means when she says "our" belief, since she dismissed the other Beanies saying that they don't know anything. She said they "understand nothing", immediately after talking about learning Cuegan's language. (I notice I'm beginning to adopt your language here,...
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Revelations

Davidy wrote:I have found an example of the true appearance of the Beanies, and an audible of what their language really sounds like:


I was kind of expecting that to be a clip of a Charlie Brown special, with adults "talking".
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

By the way, add me to the list of people happy with the revelations. Saying they're coming too quickly is ironic given how long it's been to get to this point. This is about as decompressed as story telling can get. This reminds me of the point in many good fantasy/scifi pics where the characters l...
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Incidentally, while it has already been mentioned that the final words of The Count of Monte Cristo are "Wait and Hope", y'all may be interested in the full last line of that book: "All human knowledge can be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope" As a big fan of the book, ...
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

Woah. The beanies know about human evolution and have an idea of both human ancestral development as well as geographic history. That means they're pretty close to as advanced as modern day people. Whatever apocalyptic scenario happened, it clearly didn't destroy all sources of knowledge. Even Cueb...
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

With this newfound (or newconfirmed) knowledge, what real language are the Beanish likely speaking? Future Arabic, probably. It fits with the Aramaic style of the script, and it is entirely conceivable that the descendents of Arabic-speaking people would inhabit the dry Med basin in a post-apocalyp...
by Arky
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107344
Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

Edit: after looking at Gedeon's overlay, I'm now thinking that Mount Argentera is too far east. Overlays may be slightly off because of different projections, but somewhere around Marseilles, I would say. Which means naming La Petite with a French name was spot on! (It's all connected.) And the Tou...
by Arky
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

What a newpix to go coma on, but there's no help for it.

I hope Rosetta's answer isn't "Well, we opened a portal from Mars to bring back all the water our ancestors dumped there for some reason".
by Arky
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107344
Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

b2bomberkrh wrote:How many people strong are you?


That's what I was coming in to say.

Although the "strong" is more by inference than anything visible. Wouldn't shock me if this is another one which prompts another "no comprende senor /wakarimasen / non capisco" glance between Meg and Cue.
by Arky
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51617687

Re: 1190: "Time"

This last newpix makes me kind of sad. The small text makes me read Megan's part as an almost whisper while she looks down at her lap. The question is WHY don't they like Cuegan (or possibly Cuegan's group)? Did the Cuegans do something terrible, or are they just different groups and therefore don'...
by Arky
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

For some reason the current frame reminds me of the scene in Chrono Trigger where they stumble on the working computer in the ruined world of 2300AD and get told about the apocalypse that already happened. Although it's probably just a dictionary and not an "after the fall" kind of history...
by Arky
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

My bet is that Hairdo is fetching the English-Beanish dictionary which she learned English from.

Either that or she's pushing the secret button in the bookshelf which drops a cage on people who stand in front of her desk.
by Arky
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107344
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Once again a newpix reminds me of a song, unedited, unOTTified. Six years I have been in the city And every night I dream of the sea They say home is where you find it Will this place ever satisfy me? For I come from the salt water people We always live by the sea Now I'm down here living in the cit...

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