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by Arky
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whence have you traveled me?E Whence have you traveled he(r)e I love it how there's the "from where" in the background. Fantastically creative way of depicting the pidgin/accented "Cueglish" being spoken by Hairdo. The only downside to it is the complexity makes it unlikely we'l...
by Arky
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Way too fast for me on that ONG.

(I was going to go with MONGment of truth)

(I am totally making a point of checking back the second the next newpix goes up, 'cos this one is going to be HUGE unless he trolls us by having another beat of silent examination...)
by Arky
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

I wish I had time right now to do manips of the last frame or two. There's gotta be a Khaleesi joke in there somewhere.
by Arky
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow. I was expecting the "cake" to be a castle or city, but still this is definitely a Wham newpix. And I saw it just in time to see another one in a second!
by Arky
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Uh oh. There's no change, you're right, and the hash is different. Something smells mustardy...


Little did we know now, but this is actually the first frame of the "attacked by a molpy with the power to freeze time" storyline.
by Arky
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've noticed that in the time that the Beanies and Cuegan have been on the move, there have always been two Beanies in the lead, followed by Cuegan and with the third Beanie bringing up the rear. I would think that their positions would change at random, so the order seems deliberate. If this is so...
by Arky
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

While I like the idea of it being a Mario flag in front of the castle of the Bearded One, it may be that this is a warning flag of another attack- Beware of the Tiger.

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by Arky
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

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by Arky
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ketched up! Looks like an eventful lunch for Cueball and Megan while I coma'd (and for the OTT as well; congrats on getting the survey map, I was thinking it was some sort of molecular diagram!) ETA: Nice recap charlie! I coma'd very very late last night because I stayed up to watch. Quintana was va...
by Arky
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

I speculate the Beanies are sitting down for lunch, having found a conveniently shady resting point. My favourite period is probably the one where they found the abandoned campsite. It told us something about there being other people in the world, something about where Megan and Cueball had come fro...
by Arky
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

It occurred to me that given the amount of time it must take the GLR to draw one Outsider day's worth of newpix during the sections where a lot of new and intricate stuff has to be drawn, he has to have these stretches where he just has to draw a few new, sparse backgrounds and move the figures acro...
by Arky
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Can I be the first to nominate that the big building/city that the Beanies are leading our heroes towards is called Beantown? So, Boston? Randall is from Boston or environs, no? Spoiler alert: this is the Great Translator! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8320/8009975343_30be0a91ed_n.jpg Oh, and other...
by Arky
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1237: "QR Code"
Replies: 64
Views: 23487

Re: 1237: "QR Code"

and that QR code is: http://xkcd.com/1237/scan/ He's getting very creative recently, with more and more of these strips which continue beyond the boundaries of a single static image. I have no idea how he finds the time to come up with these concepts, considering that "Time" must be takin...
by Arky
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Can I be the first to nominate that the big building/city that the Beanies are leading our heroes towards is called Beantown? http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5204/5326953572_c4f40560d6_o.jpg I noticed no one follows the Papal decrees anymore. <insert sad Toothless smiley here> It's because we're all P...
by Arky
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cuegan and the beanies can't understand each other because they use outdated communication protocols. Visiting the wise bearded guy, actually a computer geek, will help them... upgrade to a better standard. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f4/USB.png (edited for clarity) Winner winner chi...
by Arky
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

More drawONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/cc19c51c79e7729fee2d3c8fdbafbb10253e803da0d98fe6527721d9c40d1bc3.png Ninja'd! ETA: I suspect this isn't the end of beanie's drawing. But so far they're just drawing a scene; I'm not sure what they're trying to achieve? My reaction also. But the answer i...
by Arky
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

The OTC is now a drawing of stick figures drawing other stick figures. This is truly stickception. Now we just need a Beanie to come outside and spin a top. I'm not exactly sure why Cueball drew the pictures but no words before handing the stick over to the Beanie. Still, it's a pretty photo-realist...
by Arky
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction for next newpix: a beanie lights a candle. Or turns on an electric light, violently upending our current world assumptions.
by Arky
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: He stealthily slunk around looking for the perfect spot.

Eternal Density wrote:No Megan, speaking slowly and pointing doesn't make people understand your language :P


As I ketchupped this evening, I found this frame immensely amusing. No matter where you are in Time, people act as if speaking loudly and slowly will magically translate their words into other languages
by Arky
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'd bet "This way". Anyway, I don't think speculations about the drink being drugged are necessary (but why stop dark theories now?). They said they thought they could reach the area with the other people "by night", some of the journey was offscreen, it has been many newpix, the...
by Arky
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: ᘛ - Beanish Update

I'm happy that we didn't get any "new" Beanish while I was acoma - saves me some work. As has been pointed out, Speech 5 is identical to the last two "words" of Speech 3. Since the symbols are exactly the same, I didn't bother to upload them, but copied the ones from Speech 3. N...
by Arky
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks, Valarya! On Beanish: the most recent line appears to have two single characters, which suggests to me that it cannot be a straight substitution for English letters unless one of those characters represents a number or represents a symbol or a whole word (like the ampersand, or the new symbo...
by Arky
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

The bandage almost looks like a dagger. It's the flag that Cueball brought along with him (and very briefly put on the little sandcastle they built in front of the abandoned cabin before The Attack). ComONG back. It's interesting that Beanie 3 is back so soon. Either they live/camp very close by, o...
by Arky
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, hopefully the beanies understand the concept of an injured leg and don't have some cultural taboo against a woman showing her leg for any reason even medical attention.
by Arky
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

It was pretty amazing to decoma to see that Cuegan had indeed caught up with other people, and that the other people spoke a new language. It says something about both the OTC and the OTT that my first thoughts were: 1. "I bet this is a cypher of some kind"; and 2. "I wonder if the OT...
by Arky
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

That last newpix went up at 1am in my particular Outsider timeframe. Can the OTC keep me up for another hour, or will I just have to ketchup on the new people when I decoma?
by Arky
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yes I agree, and part of the enjoyment is watching them building their understanding out of observation. But part of the mystery is why don't they have this information? If they had been living this way in this place for any length of time, with little technology to aid them, they would have a very...
by Arky
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time" TdF Update

Stage 9 of the TdF ended late this morning (in the US). The leaders of the GC are unchanged with one exception. The day's winner was Dan Martin from Ireland, riding for Garmin Sharp. The finish was on a fast downhill in which he and second place finisher Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark (Astana team) outr...
by Arky
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm happy enough to abide by the Geekwagon renumbering- it makes sense, and having frames outside the sequential numbering would just be a fudge to avoid changing numbers in wikis and so forth. Plus I use Geekwagon when I check and reference frames. That said, it requires no effort on my part to use...
by Arky
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, even though the detail of the Milkyway is more visible with more light as in Chrome, I invite Chrome users to fire up Firefox, fix its gamma, and revisit these frames so you see them in the way GRL intended them to be shown, instead of the fudge you get with Chrome. I noticed this myself, as I ...
by Arky
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: Deserved violence

Blindposting: 10np behind (happy 1000!) and I swear, if cueball is still asleep I'm taking a sledgehammer to the fourth wall and beating him with his own sticks See you when I ketchup! When you ketchup you will discover that when Cueball woke up the GLR trolled us Megan said what we were all thinki...
by Arky
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Belated happy 1000 newpages! So, it has come to this . They reach the top of the mountain and see other people, or they go home and see what LaPetite has wrought from the majestic ruins of the Great Sandcastles. Somehow I just can't imagine them going home, not like this having to sleep in turns and...
by Arky
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

At page 391, Blitzgirl is about 40 pages behind. At the moment that I read page 391, I am just under 600 pages behind. Conclusion: the longer you wait to Blitz, the harder it gets. Corinne: And I don't get to bite people. TheMinim: It's all cool, anyway. And it's very cool to see new Blitzers still...
by Arky
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

If Megan lets Cueball rest as long as Cueball let Megan rest, and IF all frames during the Long Night and this subsequent morning are equal, then we've still got over 20 newpix of sleep frames to come. Given the lack of star movements to keep the reader occupied, and given that daylight is wasting w...
by Arky
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cueball's still sleepONG: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/6f1e68075232d4cc33d8c6872b7510dfc69a127f33e386e9a7c4b77517ffa0dc.png I think Megan is looking down at her wounds. When Cueball and Megan approached the cabin for the first time I joked that they were Joel and Ellie from The Last of Us . Dou...
by Arky
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"
Replies: 104
Views: 22794

Re: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"

I feel like this is a reference to something I don't know.
by Arky
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

hajo wrote:
Arky wrote:Has the sky showed any sign of getting lighter, for those who can see things such as the exact hue of pixels?

That power can be yours, too :D


I feel the Captain Planet theme song coming on.
by Arky
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ketching up http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3d/Rigging-ketch-berm.svg/220px-Rigging-ketch-berm.svg.png Right... so no more meteors overnight since Megs took over the watch, but we did have a chirp! And then a chirp war. Hmmm. Has the sky showed any sign of getting lighter, for ...
by Arky
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

All astro-nitpicking aside... When consulting the book of Aubron, switching from frame #1 to the current one, it's a startling contrast. Detail has subtly but constantly been increasing... Indeed. The amount of time the GLR must be devoting to the OTC must have likewise increased. It really became ...
by Arky
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51505265

Re: 1190: "Time"

Song the OTC is putting into my head: "Under the Milky Way" by The Church And it's something quite peculiar, Something that's shimmering and white. Leads you here despite your destination, Under the milky way tonight Wish I knew what you were looking for. Might have known what you would fi...

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