第三十一章(chapter 30)Another 怪獣K dream.
Morobu opens his eyes to make sure — yes, the camphor tree is still there, nothing has been disturbed. Stars across the sky make it clear there is no giant crab towering above him — and he remembers that takaashigani
do not have long antennae. Morobu is slightly annoyed at waking up before seeing the direction to Mt. Fuji or the Dojo of Searchfu.
But something has
changed — though he laid down with his head a tiny bit higher than his feet (and the feet near the tree), it now feels like his head is lower. He swings his feet one way, his head the other, so that he is lying in a different direction, now with head and feet equidistant from the tree.
He sleeps a while longer, then awakes at the first morning light. A few morning prayers, and he is back on his feet, eager to continue retracing his steps.
After some thought about how far to backtrack, he now feels confident that, at the minimum, he should return to the mountain-pond (where he met mscha
and the pink duck Link
). It is the last place that distinctly felt alpine. He realizes it is also the last place where he had been walking alongside running water, and imagebot
said that water flows true. Sitting by the hokora
he can consider where to travel next.K
5th-order Fractal Mustard Report
(It's mustard all the way down...)
I restarted the mrobotcastle
, an 8-core workstation, during Newpage 2014, and my various Time-related pages (most notably the OTT index
) were not being updated during that time. Though my OTT bots imagebot
were working normally, and the RHTF translator was running too, the website-publishing bot was running in offline mode. It wasn't really mustard as such, because the same thing happens when I'm just cleaning the dust out of the mrobotcastle
or during an electrical storm. I think @HAL9000
would attribute it to human error. bwebbot
is now back online, but not without some teasing from the other bots.
二十七 Correspondence 二十七
lmjb1964 wrote: And mrob, I was wondering how mscha ended up with my web-footed raptors, but I see that you've answered that. It's fine, I have plenty to spare, but I wouldn't have minded being in the story along with my duckplies...
There is more to it than just my mistake, I also put @mscha
at that point in the story for a reason... but the plot structure changed making that choice largely irrelevant; I cannot yet explain further without spoiling.
As for the possible existence of a(n)L lmjb1964
character in the Morobu
universe, you might wish to follow that old Welsh-Cebuano proverb
with English punctuation and right-to-left spelling...
AluisioASG wrote: Maybe it's an use case for remote debugging?
That's a possibility — though a remote one (heh) given that it would be me at home remotely debugging a computer within somebody else's workplace. I doubt @lmjb1964
's employers would be happy with it, and I certainly wouldn't want to participate unless I knew that they approved.
balthasar_s wrote: @mrob27 - bothasar_s managed to catch your post before you edited out the quote. I wonder what you wanted to do with it.
First, an explanation for everyone else. In my previous post
I replied (in a sort of unhelpful way) to @lmjb1964's report
of script mustard ("... the multiquote script is what is breaking my quoting ability. ..."
). Whilst composing my reply, in order to make sure that what I said was truthful, I tested Multi-Quote
on my own system. The way I did that was by opening the post right before that @lmjb1964
post into another window, and hitting its QUOTE
button, which added this to my quote-reply buffer:
ggh wrote: Time ends in me, and t1i ends in i. Will there be a Timyself next?
You have no idea how correct your prediction is!
Wait for it wait for it wait for it
Thus, to answer your query @Balthacarius
: I didn't quote you to reply to you, I quoted you to test Multi-Quote. It is a tribute to the script-writing skills of @Pikrass
that the text was added to my post-editing-in-progress in another window. After submitting, I noticed what happened and edited the post to remove the superfluous quote.
(By the way, imagebot
required a bit of rewiring to handle your image-that's-also-a-link-inside-a-quote-tag thing. You're welcome.)
It happened once
Eternal Density wrote: (A little after this, I asked what would happen if you put a TARDIS inside another TARDIS.)
Ahh, yes. I had mentioned that on NP 1540
, but it's nice to have actual video clips
— mrob27 T
In English the plural is probably "TARDISes"
, but I use TARDISEN because Svenska
I pronounce it "ell-em-jay-bee-nineteen-sixty-four", thus "an
lmjb1964..." but when I remember what the l stands for
the article changes and it's "a
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