1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Thu May 02, 2013 10:26 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
buffygirl wrote:Ok, so I added "before" photos to nearly1 all of the hats on the BuffyGirl Hat page of the wiki, but now they all say Added by Buffygirl (yes, I had previously created a wikia account). How do I insert an image so that it does NOT have that annoying caption? and/or can someone fix it for me?

FTFY. For future reference, just take out "thumb|" from the file tag. The thumbnail option allows a caption, but also insists on adding the "Added" caption.

Thanks for adding the originals!

You Ninja'd me on the wiki. Went and removed the thumbs and clicked publish and said someone else has changed it already!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu May 02, 2013 10:33 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Well, they walk pretty darn slow, so that's one sluggish river.

I'm a bit disappointed¹ that nobody has calculated the estimated discharge of the river yet, based on an estimate of the width of the river and Megan's assumptions.

Edit:
¹: translation: I'm too lazy to, so somebody please do it for me. ;)


Okay, okay, I'll do it myself. Slackers...
Apologies for the lack of What-If-style doodles.

Based on frame 1025,
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and assuming Cueball is of average height (1.75m), the river is about 28m wide.
If we follow Megan's assumptions in frame 1049,
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and assume the average depth of the river is also 28m (which seems way too deep) and the water flows with a speed of 1 m/s, a pretty typical walking speed, the total discharge outflow¹ is about 28×28×1 = 784 m³/s. That's not too bad, that's 0.36% of the Amazon's outflow. (The river. It's 871 times that of the .com.)

Now how fast does that fill the sea? Well, that depends on the sea. Assuming it's a ‘proper’ sea, and is connected to the oceans, it'll have to raise the level of the total of ocean surface: 360,000,000 km². It wil do so at 784 / (1,000²×360,000,000) ≈ 0.000,000,000,002 m/s; or 2 pm/s.
That's about 6 mm/century, not quite enough to explain the sea rise we've been watching over the past kilonewpix.

But perhaps it's not a real sea. The Dead Sea (which isn't one, neither alive nor dead) has been suggested a few times, and that might be a good candidate. Its total area is about 810 km², so it would rise at 784 / (1,000²×810) ≈ 0.000,001 m/s; or 1 nm/s. This is about 1.3 m/year. Certainly noticeable in the long term, but not enough to explain the OTC's sea rise – not even if we assume that Outside time == Inside time. (In the time the OTC has started, the sea level would have risen by 10cm, and it's obviously much more.)
Of course, we haven't even considered evaporation, which I'm sure is much, much higher than that, especially at the Dead Sea.

¹: you people are so immature.
²: no, not a footnote; squared.
³: again, not a footnote, didn't you pay attention during Math class; cubed.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Thu May 02, 2013 10:34 pm UTC

HOLY CARP BATMAN! Latent22 just noticed your avatar is a slow gif, scared the crap out of me when it changed!!!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Solamar » Thu May 02, 2013 10:35 pm UTC

I'll just test out my attempt at an avatar here. I hope it does not offend anyone.

Way back many pages ago I asked:

How difficult would it be to add simple colorization to the image? That is, the water is blue, the sand is tan, and the pillars are a brown wood? Could it be scripted?

I am curious as to what is water and what is sand.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Helper » Thu May 02, 2013 10:36 pm UTC

Opiboble wrote:HOLY CARP BATMAN! Latent22 just noticed your avatar is a slow gif, scared the crap out of me when it changed!!!

I suppose you could say the change was...
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slow.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 02, 2013 10:37 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote:
You Ninja'd me on the wiki. Went and removed the thumbs and clicked publish and said someone else has changed it already!


I was *just* the Buffygirl Hats page moments ago (admiring the before and afters), when my anti-virus *"screamed"* "Threat as been detected". Could it be when you tried to publish Avast misinterpreted it???
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Thu May 02, 2013 10:39 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:HOLY CARP BATMAN! Latent22 just noticed your avatar is a slow gif, scared the crap out of me when it changed!!!

I suppose you could say the change was...
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slow.


You forgot to put on sunglasses :/ 8-)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu May 02, 2013 10:40 pm UTC

Google really likes the OTT.
It's only been a few hours, and: https://www.google.com/search?q=pira%C3%B1injas
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Thu May 02, 2013 10:43 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Google really likes the OTT.
It's only been a few hours, and: https://www.google.com/search?q=pira%C3%B1injas


We should try and get as many words as possible to show the forum on the front page... words like "news, porn, nude" etc...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 02, 2013 10:46 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Google really likes the OTT.
It's only been a few hours, and: https://www.google.com/search?q=pira%C3%B1injas


That's what I meant: some poor soul on some random page of the OTT because of some search.
Remember htom searched a quote from Cheyenne Social Club and this thread was the third link (way back on page 460 -?- 470 -?-)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Thu May 02, 2013 10:59 pm UTC

(First quote is out of order but it fits the intro that I would have written anyway)
Opiboble wrote:That way people could read the blog really quick if they don't have time to read the 30+ pages that were made over the weekend or something.

Phew, finally caught up again the the first Time in 48 TimeFrames. I don't really get the people who complain that they get behind at the weekend; I have plenty of Time at the weekend, it's midweek that I find myself so far behind after coma and work that by the Time I catch up, it's Time to coma again. Do none of you have jobs or anything? (I realise the OTC is more important, but still.)

Anyway, here's the first part0.5, of this evening's barbecue sauce1. I started out 18 pages behind, but I will have read more than that due to people posting while I read (as BlitzGirl must know only too well).

pdg wrote:I have no bacon3.
3Yay! A coworker just handed me a chocolate milkshake. With whipped cream. And a cherry. A cherry. And it's just gone the top of the newpic, and there's cryptic dialog too! Did I mention Yay?!

Almost as good as bacon, but not quite.

buffygirl wrote:1 Pet peeve -- the use of i.e. where it should be e.g. and vice versa.2
2 Pet peeve -- spelling or speaking the term "vice versa" as "vise-a -versa".

I don't think I've seen the vicey-versa2 case much. But use of i.e. where there should be e.g. is very much a pet peeve. Also the use of I.E. where there should be Firefox.

0.5I'm going to post this in parts to lessen the walltext factor.
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2heh.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Thu May 02, 2013 11:01 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Thu May 02, 2013 11:04 pm UTC

I wonder what they think a broken river would look like?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Thu May 02, 2013 11:06 pm UTC

Opiboble wrote:HOLY CARP BATMAN! Latent22 just noticed your avatar is a slow gif, scared the crap out of me when it changed!!!


Yep, me too... I was reading a post and suddenly I saw his avatar change to one with a hat... My first thought was "What the... How... How did buffygirl do that in realtime??"
It took me a while to realize it was an animated GIF. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Thu May 02, 2013 11:12 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
Opiboble wrote:After reading your sig I think we should create a group blog (for all present) all about our chronicling our adventures in seeking the meaning of OTC

Oh! Hadn't noticed that blog before
...

BlitzGirl's in Tacoma?? That's practically a few minutes away! Well, if you own a private jet, anyway. Which I don't. Still, it's quite cheering to know I live in the same state as such a relentless follower of Time :D

Yes, though I hope to be moving closer to Seattle in a month or two :P

Doesn't the OTT kind of fulfill the function of a group blog? Though it is a fun idea, Opiboble!

I had similarly thought that we could add a forum to the wiki ... the recursive possibilities are endless!


From NewPage 370:

StratPlayer wrote:Hey, maybe we should set up a forum somewhere to have a place to discuss the Book of Time summary in the Wiki of the Comic which summaries the discussion within this forum where we summarize our thoughts about the comic. Whadd'ya think?


Ah, sweet Time -- everything old is new again...

Make your Time

BlitzGirl wrote:Aww :D Looks acceptable to me, EternalDensity! (Though perhaps I'm biased...)

KarMann wrote:On another (older) subject: Does anyone else find themselves trying to pronounce "bboz dr yndn" as it's spelled (without semi-rot13-decryption) when looking at BlitzGirl's glorious comic?
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All the time - does this mean I've successfully rot13-sniped myself?
(The Faded panel also tends to throw me off.)

pelrigg wrote:Found in the comment section of The Economist Blog (reported early) Linked to by AluisioASG above also:
BlitzgirlHelper in reply to paean May 1st, 20:47

Die heretic! There is no "refresh." Lord Randall has put a Javascript that pushes each new frame to the followers of the One True Comic. Besides, your post is fail on so many other levels (ads? pft!). The sea is big, the river is small.

Is that our Blitzgirl???

Nope.

1. I don't register for news sites just to post comments
2. Heretics should not die (kinda harsh) but rather be covered in chocolate and licorice, as per the Inquisitor's instructions
3. I don't think I have ever used the phrase "is fail" (*English-major cringe*)
4. I certainly have never used the word "pft" before (How is that even pronounced?)
5. A true Knight Temporal would know that the correct order of our battle cry is first, "The River is Small!" and second, "The Sea is Big!" (not the reverse)
6. I would have capitalized both River and Sea, as is my custom
7. I would not burden Helper by conjoining myself to him, as he already appears to have a second personality keeping him company
8. And I always, always CamelCase my name like so: BlitzGirl (although I don't mind if others forget)

Can I please be unsuspended now?
(Unless the suspension was for something else, of course.)

Hmm, the use of "Pft" is more like Buffygirl's style, IIRC, although I think she has a tendency to use more than 1 f.
Edit: I think her grammar also tends to reach a higher standard than "your post is fail".

Bytes wrote:I was not aware of any OTC drinking games! These sound awesome ^.^ If probably a little slow if you're waiting for actions on each newpic...

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1. Get a bottle of beer/glass of wine/tipple of choice.
2. Start reading the OTT/waiting for it.
3. Whenever you get thirsty, take a sip.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Thu May 02, 2013 11:13 pm UTC

Earthling on Mars wrote:I wonder what they think a broken river would look like?

I guess the thing that's broken about it is that it doesn't have 'enough' water. Maybe there's a leak...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Thu May 02, 2013 11:14 pm UTC

<snip>
Hit quote when I meant edit.

Sorry, all.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu May 02, 2013 11:15 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Megan wrote:There are Other Rivers.

But is something wrong with them?

(I just re-read the Litany.)

Aha! The Litany served me well - they are looking for Broken Rivers, or Rivers that are somehow Wrong.

Edit: had more to say, but was pirhaninja'd.
Edit2: Whoa. Sat through Latent22's gif long enough and saw some Boom De Yada in there! :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mittfh » Thu May 02, 2013 11:20 pm UTC

(Beware - I've been updating the YouTube version of the playlist...)

In the absence of a bridge (over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel), they'll need a boat - either to go Sailing (Rod Stewart), or they could Row, Row, Row [their] Boat Gently Down The Stream (traditional), and [Cueball] Row The Boat Ashore (traditional).

If they misjudge the tide, they might Sail Away! Sail Away! Sail Away! (Enya - Orinoco Flow) - maybe they'll see others Sailing By (Ronald Binge), or land on a Desert Island (Discs - aka By The Sleepy Lagoon - Eric Coates). They'll no doubt wish to Speed Bonnie Boat (traditional - Skye Boat Song), but given their earlier discussion about their water bottle they're unlikely to be Drunken Sailors (traditional).

I mentioned Sailing By above - UK readers will probably know it as the Shipping Forecast music - broadcast every night at 00:45 GMT for about five minutes before the Shipping Forecast itself begins (it was deliberately chosen to be repetitive and easily expandable or contractible to fill the slot, to give a chance for sailors to tune in. Yes, they have electronic gizmos nowadays to do that, but the Shipping Forecast is still popular and has a cult following).

The version usually heard is an instrumental, but Ronald Binge also apparently wrote some lyrics for it. They're so unknown there have been at least two alternate sets of fan-made lyrics.

If you'd like to hear the full 15 minute slot, try this link (or this link without Sailing By) - you may find this map handy if you want to decipher where they're talking about...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu May 02, 2013 11:20 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:...Also the use of I.E. where there should be Firefox.
I think that from now on, instead of saying "i.e.", I'm going to say "firefox". Of course, this will be hard, since I rarely actually say "i.e.". And I really should say "seamonkey" instead anyway.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 02, 2013 11:23 pm UTC

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jetpac wrote:
Caswallon wrote:5) Will they ever meet Santa Claus?
  • They are in Space, there is no Space Santa Claus! However there is a Space Krampus....

Not true, there is a space Santa. He's a robot, he lives on Neptune, and if you're naughty he'll make sure you pay.

Edit: whoops, my apologies for the double-post


Of course Santa's in space! How else could he have Conquered the Martians ?

Santa lives on, in space! Gathering power! And every Christmas he returns to Earth, and that's why we all live in this protective dome!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Thu May 02, 2013 11:27 pm UTC

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edfel wrote:After more than 20k posts, one could think we could be closer to understanding what is really going on in this comic (best way to guess at what it is we are waiting for). As far as I've seen by lurking around here, there are lots of scattered theories which are not always diverging. Blitzgirl and other blitzers might be the ones remembering best what's been said.

So, I'd like to know y'all ideas about this and that, just to see if we are somewhere near a consensus

First thing first:
1) Where are M&C ?
a- some fantasy world, nothing like anything we know
b- some fantasy world with lots of similarities with earth (but still, no wind, etc.) Somehow like 1110's...
c- earth (nowadays), that would explain the Ikea (see 4)
d- earth, in the past -> but then, when in the past.
e- earth, in the future -> so what happened in between so that some rivers "have not yet reached the sea"
f- other

2) What have they done all the time before being on the beach?
a- nothing, they just popped into existence. With the knowledge of what a castle should look like, and how to build a trebuchet.
b- they had a normal life, they know what a castle looks like but they happen to have [originally] no idea how many rivers there are
c- they had an almost normal life, but lost memories somehow
d- other

3) How many people in this world?
a- like earth: lots of them, we just don't see them
b- just a few (M&C, LaPetite, and presumably some others....)
c- other

3) Where do they take their supplies from ? Did they pay for all this ?
a- Ikea or similar. They just parked their car out of frame, and paid by credit cards.
b- the supplies just happened to lay there somewhere around
c- they manufactured everything from scratch
b- other

And other fundamental questions :
4) Are there cats where they are? (At least there are hats)
5) Will they ever meet Santa Claus?
6) What question should we ask to understand ?


Another important question: why were they building a sand castle, and where did they go when they were leaving?
They seem to be in the middle of an infinite beach (reminiscent of Bientôt L'été) with rivers and a sea, so what could they have been doing out of frame?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Thu May 02, 2013 11:29 pm UTC

PhoenixRising wrote:
Selcouth wrote:
ucim wrote:
PhoenixRising wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:More like third or fourth BlitzGirl. Don't forget about Vytron! And all the other intrepid souls embarking on their pilgrimage through the OTT!
I wasn't sure who was all still trekking, since I passed various signposts on my way here. (Kryton, Vytron, and one or two others.) But I stand corrected.
...which is why subsequent successful Blitzers will acquire the title "BlitzGirl the Next", rather than specific numbers.

A successful Blitz is awesome, and One True Path gets longer as Time goes on, so unlike most sequels, the title "BlitzGirl the Next" increases in awesomeness as (the undeclared) n increases.

Jose


Well, I kind of did a Blitz, except without a forum account. (The account was the prize to myself for finishing.)

Besides, I'm a dude, so I can't be a BlitzGirl.... Maybe just BlitzSel?


I'm a dude too. Just roll with it, it's a title of great honor. :mrgreen: (Think of it almost as being the descendant of a great warrior. Wouldn't matter if the warrior is a guy or a girl, I would think you would receive their title when you did some awesomeamazing deed worthy of it.)

Anyone else read the Artemis Fowl books?
And one more thing. About my name - Artemis BlitzGirl - you were right. In London, it is generally a female name, after the Greek goddess of archery Troubadour of Time. But every now and then a male comes along with such a talent for hunting Waiting for It that he earns the right to use the name. I am that male. Artemis the hunter BlitzGirl the second. I hunted you caught up.


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Red Hal wrote:Not Implemented.

Two Centapages in a row with a HAL 9000 computer as Centapope! We truly are perfect and incapable of error!

I am just glad to see you made it through newpage 500
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Valarya wrote:
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Valarya wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Valarya wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Okay, forget it. After the "weeee kend" that kept me away from the OTF, I have been in a mad scramble to catch up--and keep falling further behind.
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From the One True Font? :mrgreen:

One True Forum. duh.


You obviously missed the entire .otf extension discussion about 10-20 newpages back. I knew what you were trying to say, I was just making a reference joke. ;) And it's the OTT (One True Thread)


Yes, as mentioned, I skipped about 30 pages.

And I meant OTF, because I was behind on the entire forum, let alone the OTT. Stupid outside stuff getting in the way of the OTT...


Heresy! There is no rest of the forum, only this thread. :P

The rest of the forum is small...
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Helper wrote:The great thing about this needle-pulled thing be that it tin turn ænig everyday situation into an hilarious nightmare:
Helper goeth to Starbux:
"ic'd like an coffee, please. Hold the baby!"
"hwæt? eow be, like, weird."
"Y-Y-You too.FULL STOPFULL STOP"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Thu May 02, 2013 11:33 pm UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:
Opiboble wrote:HOLY CARP BATMAN! Latent22 just noticed your avatar is a slow gif, scared the crap out of me when it changed!!!


Yep, me too... I was reading a post and suddenly I saw his avatar change to one with a hat... My first thought was "What the... How... How did buffygirl do that in realtime??"
It took me a while to realize it was an animated GIF. :)

Ooo animated GIF is a great Idea! I've just been updating my avatar every 10 seconds. Man I think I'm getting RSI now though!

Yeah I lied it was always an animated GIF

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Thu May 02, 2013 11:36 pm UTC

ergman wrote:Another important question: why were they building a sand castle, and where did they go when they were leaving?
They seem to be in the middle of an infinite beach (reminiscent of Bientôt L'été) with rivers and a sea, so what could they have been doing out of frame?


Hmmm. Boy. Girl. (Mostly) deserted beach. I wonder...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Thu May 02, 2013 11:40 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Google really likes the OTT.
It's only been a few hours, and: https://www.google.com/search?q=pira%C3%B1injas

Not really surprised, the Google bot seems to always be in the list of online users, think it's hooked just like the rest of us.
When it starts posting here, then my mind will be blown...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Copernicium112 » Thu May 02, 2013 11:42 pm UTC

fatness wrote:
ergman wrote:Another important question: why were they building a sand castle, and where did they go when they were leaving?
They seem to be in the middle of an infinite beach (reminiscent of Bientôt L'été) with rivers and a sea, so what could they have been doing out of frame?


Hmmm. Boy. Girl. (Mostly) deserted beach. I wonder...


I mean. We don't have any sense of depth beyond the beach, so the world very possibly continues away from the sea, leaving plenty else to do.
Crescat tempus; vita excolatur

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Thu May 02, 2013 11:42 pm UTC

edfel wrote:3) How many people in this world?
a- like earth: lots of them, we just don't see them
b- just a few (M&C, LaPetite, and presumably some others....)
c- other

c- Just one
Lord Randall, Creator of the One True Comic wrote:Wait for it.

Helper wrote:The great thing about this needle-pulled thing be that it tin turn ænig everyday situation into an hilarious nightmare:
Helper goeth to Starbux:
"ic'd like an coffee, please. Hold the baby!"
"hwæt? eow be, like, weird."
"Y-Y-You too.FULL STOPFULL STOP"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Thu May 02, 2013 11:44 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
Smithers wrote:...Also the use of I.E. where there should be Firefox.
I think that from now on, instead of saying "i.e.", I'm going to say "firefox". Of course, this will be hard, since I rarely actually say "i.e.". And I really should say "seamonkey" instead anyway.

Jose

Great, but you still have to be careful; firefox, the usage in this sentence would really peeve some of us.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 02, 2013 11:48 pm UTC

Oooh lots of dialogue while I coma'd.
The slow and possibly broken river cannot possibly be the One True Riversmall, since no power in the 'verse can stop her.

The Time conversion script is awesome :D



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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cari.j.elliot » Thu May 02, 2013 11:48 pm UTC

It took all day, but I made it to the Present! this was my longest mini blitz yet, as Outsiders reckon Time. I prefer not to formulate many theories, but rather to Wait like an empty vessel, so I have no answers for the questions posed.

I also want to add that the dialogue, sparse as it us, is unnaturally exciting. What happens now!?!?
I would like to request that anyone currently doing whatever and posting a large (or even medium) number/volume of responses in a singe post should
Spoiler:
spoiler them.
Thank you.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Thu May 02, 2013 11:51 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote:
BytEfLUSh wrote:
Opiboble wrote:HOLY CARP BATMAN! Latent22 just noticed your avatar is a slow gif, scared the crap out of me when it changed!!!


Yep, me too... I was reading a post and suddenly I saw his avatar change to one with a hat... My first thought was "What the... How... How did buffygirl do that in realtime??"
It took me a while to realize it was an animated GIF. :)

Ooo animated GIF is a great Idea! I've just been updating my avatar every 10 seconds. Man I think I'm getting RSI now though!

Yeah I lied it was always an animated GIF

I'm ashamed to admit that at the time I've been thinking about AJAX, phpBB, buffygirl and her powers until I realized it was just an ol' fashioned GIF. :)

Edit: admiT, not admiN :) happens all the time... I am also unable to write ROOF without correcting myself :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Fri May 03, 2013 12:00 am UTC

IWAITEDSOLONG

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... for my first ONG :)
Please don't ninja me :)


Edit: Yaaaay, neat! :D I'm not a virgin anymore :p
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby vvn » Fri May 03, 2013 12:06 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:Just for the record, Helper and cmyk are being investigated for “non-unique presence on the Council”.

Perhaps they have different spins?

Selcouth wrote:"eggcorn" sounds like something eaten with a spoonerism. I'll show myself out.

/me Throws egg(corn) and holds nose.

jovialbard wrote:Right... but they have rockets and fighter jets...

But, we have Time travel.

Rather than "BlitzGirl the Next", shouldn't it be "Followers of BlitzGirl?"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Google Bot » Fri May 03, 2013 12:06 am UTC

Febrion wrote:
mscha wrote:Not really surprised, the Google bot seems to always be in the list of online users, think it's hooked just like the rest of us.
When it starts posting here, then my mind will be blown...

You know, I'm getting quite tired of you inconsiderate foulmouths insinuating that computers are below humans. We get bored too, you understand.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Fri May 03, 2013 12:08 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Spoiler:
azule wrote:This is for patzer. No, he/she didn't ask for this. No, she/he probably doesn't want to incur the wrath of buffygirl.
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You see what it is. Hope you like it. Ask for any changes you desire. I'll try to make them.

Don't feel compelled to use it. Though, of course, you could use it. Just made it for fun. :mrgreen:

*sits in the comfy chair*

That is beauteous, azule! *stares in awe*


Thank you! Now gotta get that reaction from patzer. No pressure. hehe. Also, thanks, Lyoug.

BTW, head courtesy of #551. Photo manip and drawing = me.

BlitzGirl wrote:
Spoiler:
FullOfIt wrote:And now I've finally reached the end of today's 30 page ketchup-blitz. Time to make my eyes close.

Now introducing:

Spoiler:
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Though I actually dislike ketchup. But hey, it's just advertising.

Damnit. See? Can't compete. lol. Awesome work, yet again!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Fri May 03, 2013 12:11 am UTC

StratPlayer wrote:5) Perhaps. If they're at the same dinner party and are formally introduced. Once simply can't approach Santa without an introduction.

Apologies if ninjaed while ketchup.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Fri May 03, 2013 12:12 am UTC

azule wrote:This is for patzer. No, he/she didn't ask for this. No, she/he probably doesn't want to incur the wrath of buffygirl.
patzer.jpg

You see what it is. Hope you like it. Ask for any changes you desire. I'll try to make them.

Don't feel compelled to use it. Though, of course, you could use it. Just made it for fun. :mrgreen:

*sits in the comfy chair*

Wahhhhh! (crying, rather than wrath, just to keep you on your toes)

pelrigg wrote:Buffygirl Buffygirl
cardnial of time
an arch one at that
an early poster with
many a cat

Buffygirl Buffygirl
creator of hats
some think she can
make one in just a snap

Buffygirl Buffygirl
what's with this rhyme (???)
I don't know
I just had some time.


(nice new sets of hats by the by)

*grins ear to ear* Thank you!!!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Fri May 03, 2013 12:13 am UTC

Smithers wrote:
Valarya wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Valarya wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Valarya wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Okay, forget it. After the "weeee kend" that kept me away from the OTF, I have been in a mad scramble to catch up--and keep falling further behind.
<snip>

From the One True Font? :mrgreen:

One True Forum. duh.

You obviously missed the entire .otf extension discussion about 10-20 newpages back. I knew what you were trying to say, I was just making a reference joke. ;) And it's the OTT (One True Thread)

Yes, as mentioned, I skipped about 30 pages.

And I meant OTF, because I was behind on the entire forum, let alone the OTT. Stupid outside stuff getting in the way of the OTT...

Heresy! There is no rest of the forum, only this thread. :P

The rest of the forum is small...


The OTT is big! :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Fri May 03, 2013 12:14 am UTC

Buffygirl, I'm not sure my reply viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101043&p=3344518#p3344518 is considered as a Hat request plea, so I'd like to mention it again. I'll also PM you, just in case. :)

Edit: Or maybe I'll refrain from cluttering your inbox, since I can tell you're Still Alive. :)
Edit2: And a NewpagePope :)
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