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by a_s_h_e_n
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

"The castle (fortress) was once an island. We found it and have tried to rebuild it."

Why?
by a_s_h_e_n
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Aren't they basing the shoreline projections on the current shoreline, rather than recalculating it? It's a pretty close match, even with my GIMPy manip skills... http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38124&t=1 edited to say: current to *us* that is, i.e. based on old maps newshoreline.pn...
by a_s_h_e_n
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Aren't they basing the shoreline projections on the current shoreline, rather than recalculating it? It's a pretty close match, even with my GIMPy manip skills... http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38124&t=1 edited to say: current to *us* that is, i.e. based on old maps newshoreline.pn...
by a_s_h_e_n
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: The displaced hill people will lay siege to the castle. They will bring a full-sized trebuchet. And from the other side of the mountain, up will come Cuegan's people, who will join forces with the beanies to defend their (quickly being encroached by water) castle Their battle will distr...
by a_s_h_e_n
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Chinchokmataa wrote:Just realized that the closed up mediterranean sea (+11,000 years) seems to give a solution to the African flora/fauna so far north also. Sweet.


Could Beanish have African influence as well? I know nothing about African languages
by a_s_h_e_n
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I hope there it lasts exactly 93 more newpix, I will be so uncomfortable if he gets so close to 3000 and then ends it on some stupid number like 3107 EEEEEEEEEEK!!! A MAP! And of the Mediterranean to boot! I thought I recognized the Iberian peninsula even before this most recent frame. So exciting! ...
by a_s_h_e_n
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So what caused the Mediterranean to dry up like this? Ice age? We don't really know yet, but it has happened in the past. To think of our pretty adriatic coastline gone... :cry: Next question: what do we have left to know? the cause of it drying up the time period (though I'm really leaning towards...
by a_s_h_e_n
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So what caused the Mediterranean to dry up like this?
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

CFS wrote:Not sure what I did, but it looks crazy.


Looks like the end spoiler tag is outside the end quote tag. EDIT: test worked, keep your tags in order

Test removed, as slinches points out I completely missed the nice "preview" button.
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:MappONG...
Spoiler:
Image

Spoiler:
scared me good
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I've got a theory about an earthquake causing the sea to rise. If you look back at the beginning of the OTC, the sea is pretty much static for the first couple hundred frames. It doesn't really start rising noticeably until after Cuegan come back from swimming, I'd say at frame 190 (I'm going by th...
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I've got a theory about an earthquake causing the sea to rise. If you look back at the beginning of the OTC, the sea is pretty much static for the first couple hundred frames. It doesn't really start rising noticeably until after Cuegan come back from swimming, I'd say at frame 190 (I'm going by th...
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Worth the waitONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/56df7d66bacc2c4e9edb85adff6e7d103aebe1e5215cb4dc16ceb034b4123b2c.png I got a chill at the question. I'm willing to bet the answer is: "WE ARE ON THE SHORE OF THE ORIGINAL SEA." Or better yet, everything around them used to be underwater, ...
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

keshat wrote:I just love a Deus Ex Machina who holds all the answers and gives lead characters a Q&A session.

I'm hoping to see a huge interruption (an attack or an urgent message for Rosetta or something) so Cuegan have to go deeper into the Fortress
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

"Do you know where you are?"

"No, but do you know you are 20 MINUTES LATE?"
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ZoomanSP wrote:Btw, we still don't know why frame 2811 and frame 2812 are identical, do we?


Maybe he was just building suspense for 2813, where Cuegan announce the city.
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Well this is disappointing, basically a transcript of the OTT
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow, only 10 minutes late getting out of my meeting, but it looks like everyone figured it out almost the same as I did. I only have one extra word I postulate: Your sea does not stand alone There is another sea next to it beyond the shore It was become ???(fused) to yours But THE levels differ And...
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:So it's probably the Beanies who have connected the two seas, that's why she was so embarrassed by the question.


Or the Fortress-makers connected the seas but dammed them and that fell apart or the Beanies destroyed it.
Interesting lack of gray words in this speech
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

There's another sea I guess? She definitely needs to slow down
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

jovialbard wrote:Perhaps yappobiscuits is right, and it isn't their castle. In which case they may be archaeologists, and she may be in charge of the dig...


The sea has risen before, and they're trying to figure out why, or how high it got, or what the Fortress-makers did to stop the flood
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Why is "You do not know" not a question? Rosetta is possibly one of a small group of people who actually know the reason for the sea rising or are causing the sea to rise. Either way, she is aware that it is not common knowledge, but a common question. Alternately, it IS common knowledge ...
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

There aren't really that many words in English that end in "-sse," is there a chance that one of those s's isn't an "s"?

I think I'm going to go with the last word as "see" and the word before that ends in "-gs"
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

devrelm wrote:Why is "You do not know" not a question?


Rosetta is possibly one of a small group of people who actually know the reason for the sea rising or are causing the sea to rise. Either way, she is aware that it is not common knowledge, but a common question.
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It's okay Cueball, I didn't get it either
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmm, this one is hard to decipher. [When?] is forty? (Clarify forty? makes more sense) My numbers are no [sa?]. Yes! Good. Blind-posting while ketchupping, so probably ninja'd... but it looks to me like Megan is holding up her hands, as if she's indicated with her fingers how many "forty"...
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Arky wrote: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".


And the Beanies moved into the fortress after the Netherlands' Empire collapsed!
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

OH!!! Rosetta is surprised that they want to know about the sea, and that's why they've travelled!! It does look like she sat or leaned back at the very end there, as if in surprise. But her last text looks like Beanish again. Perhaps she was so shocked she slipped into her native tongue on acciden...
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

OH!!! Rosetta is surprised that they want to know about the sea, and that's why they've travelled!! I kind of feel like she's saying "OH, we have heard of this before / we know why it's happening." Or she could be saying "OH, what a relief I thought you had other (worse) intentions.&...
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyone notice that the furniture seems unusually large? The top of that desk is nearly a cue tall. The top of Hairdo's hairdo is actually a bit higher when she's sitting in her chair. Think of how high a chair would have to be to make you significantly taller when sitting in it. It would have to be...
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104968
Views: 30259955

Re: 1190: "Time"

PLEASE be English-Beanish dictionaries; perhaps Beanish is far more complex than we know and it takes that many books OR they enjoy large fonts
by a_s_h_e_n
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 30259955

Re: 1190: "Time"

Looks like they'll be with the Beanies for a while

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