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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:15 pm UTC
by XonqNopp
StormAngel wrote:You forgot (P)ONGS

Ew... My apologies! Going to edit...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:16 pm UTC
by XonqNopp
mscha wrote:Look at that sea level... Quite a rise in the past newpix, almost overflowing. We might see some action there in the next dozen newpix or so.

Also, the sea surface seems not quite flat...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:18 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Dracomax wrote:
and now, I am taking a solemn vow of silence--I shall not post again until Blitzgirl reaches this page. This shall serve two purposes; to challenge my strength of will, and reduce the amount of posts until Blitzgirl reaches the present.

I would urge others to make the same vow, but I encourage you to remember: the Inquisition is always watching, and while punishment may be delayed, it is only to teach you the true meaning of the great commandment: Wait for it.


A noble gesture, but alas, I see it as a futile one.

One cannot stop the flow of Time any more than one can stop a raging tsunami of seminatedcoffeecaffienecancerbabbyicewater by firing a mini-trebuchet (hunting model) at it. It simply washes over you and pulls you along with its other debris.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:21 pm UTC
by StormAngel
treadman wrote:
StormAngel wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:/^(B|D|G)ONG$/
They appear to be sitting in a rather similar pose as one from near the beginning of time, see for example Frame #6


Perhaps now is the time for the infinite loop. In the beginning the field of view zoomed out. Now if it zooms in, it could start from the beginning again.


At the very least, it indicates that in the first frame they may have been resting after a period of heavy labo(u)r [prior to the loop, if such an event will exist] not just sitting there aimlessly as one might first imagine.
We shall find out in Time... if we Wait For It

Edit: Going to coma for a few NewPics, I'll see you all lat... zzzzzzzz

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:25 pm UTC
by robhagopian
treadman wrote:
StormAngel wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:/^(B|D|G)ONG$/
They appear to be sitting in a rather similar pose as one from near the beginning of time, see for example Frame #6


Perhaps now is the time for the infinite loop. In the beginning the field of view zoomed out. Now if it zooms in, it could start from the beginning again.


At the beginning the ground is sloped while the board they're sitting on is flat so I don't think that would work well.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:35 pm UTC
by Quilbert
A little update on thread activity:

xkcdtimethread2.png


I daresay this thread has reached some kind of a steady state after the introduction of the longpix.

Also, this:

xkcdtimethread-day.png

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:42 pm UTC
by HAL9000
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>

Abso-posit-lute-ivly!!!

"Time is amazing, each moment that occurs;
the more I learn of it, the less I know it.
Hail Blitzgirl, of the massive titulars:
Time traveler, inspiration, and poet!"


--Anon

Since Buffygirl missed it:
Massive titulars. Heh.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:58 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Quilbert wrote:A little update on thread activity:

xkcdtimethread2.png


I daresay this thread has reached some kind of a steady state after the introduction of the longpix.

Also, this:

xkcdtimethread-day.png


Thanks!!! I'd been wondering about an update of this -- I appreciate you putting it together.

Interesting how Time-forum-posting has stabilized and yet -- It hasn't. Early-Time posters have fallen silent, and new voices have arisen to join in the chorus chaos.

And Time keeps pulsing along...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:00 pm UTC
by mscha
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:01 pm UTC
by thirds
thirds wrote:
Spoiler:
On this, the Great Thirding Page of Time, I tilt my tri-pointy hat and wave to all Devoutees, after such a long Wait. I have been present from long before the beginning of Time, but not present in textual form. I bided my time to present my humble self, despite the urge to Spectecumulate, despite my growing TimeFaith, despite reading promises of Scisms and Knighting and Breakfasts and Hats and Titlular Accompaniments of all imaginable sorts available to the newly arrived. How could I run ahead of Time itself? So I heeded, and I waited. Now, with great joy, here I join the visible throngs of those waiting for It, if you find me acceptable.

I pray the mods doth grant me the blessing of approval so as to appear indeed on the Great Thirding Page of Time.

Now I must do the requisite post-first-post fasting in post-celebration, reading the travails of BlitzGirl in reverse. My only regret is that I have nothing in my past to offer her. That is, until such a future time as this post is recorded, upon the clicking of the Submit and the approval of the heavenly Mods, and the past-ward direction of these words collides with the future-ward direction of her quest. (In that future-past instance in which you might be reading this, BlitzGirl, I bow my head and raise my eyebrow in a comfy-yet-seductive manner)


Praise be to the mods to have found my introduction acceptable enough and worthy to have been placed in the third post on the Great Thirding Page of Time (333). Huzzat!

It appears Cueball and Megan rebuilt a proper place to wait. Though I fear for the structural integrity of the scaffolding, given that it has no cross beams to our horizontal (the Sea to the right, Hills presumably to the left).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:06 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
HAL9000 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>

Abso-posit-lute-ivly!!!

"Time is amazing, each moment that occurs;
the more I learn of it, the less I know it.
Hail Blitzgirl, of the massive titulars:
Time traveler, inspiration, and poet!"


--Anon

Since Buffygirl missed it:
Massive titulars. Heh.


<...titter...>

The meter is a bit odd because each line is 11-ish syllables. But I the Anon One decided on "sorta around 11" because it's nearly almost like being prime, and...

We're crazy-stoopid Quasi-Prime-Time-ish all up in here, Babby!!!



EDITED To cleverly disguise the fact that I can't count silly-bills...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
by Febrion
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:(snip)
One cannot stop the flow of Time any more than one can stop a raging tsunami of seminatedcoffeecaffienecancerbabbyicewater by firing a mini-trebuchet (hunting model) at it. It simply washes over you and pulls you along with its other debris.


I seem to have misplaced my hunting trebuchet, just when I finished constructing a small wooden badger to use as ammunition... Perhaps spares should be added to the Knights Temporal standard issue gear?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
by mscha
Cueball and Megan really don't seem to know much about the world and how it works... Maybe they're the kids from the Blue Lagoon?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:15 pm UTC
by histrion
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
HAL9000 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>

Abso-posit-lute-ivly!!!

"Time is amazing, each moment that occurs;
the more I learn of it, the less I know it.
Hail Blitzgirl, of the massive titulars:
Time traveler, inspiration, and poet!"


--Anon

Since Buffygirl missed it:
Massive titulars. Heh.


<...titter...>
The meter is a bit odd because each line is 11 syllables. But I the Anon One decided on 11 because it's prime, and...

We're crazy-stoopid Prime-Time all up in here, Babby!!!


How do you pronounce "Blitzgirl?"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
by udscbt
I missed a lot of posts (again) and I was wondering: what happened in the last 12 pages?
Has the Cannon Law been written by the Ecumenic Council? Do we have a new temporary Pope/Mome?
A lot of speech has been shown lately, any crazy theory about what's happening?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
by Eutychus
"There must be other rivers, otherwise the sea would dry up".

And the original river has actually receded a bit.

Does this mean that the sandcastles et. al. are on a sandbar between the river (off left somewhere) and the sea (right)? Which is still rising without the flow of the original river? (Unless that's due to the rainfall...).

A final thought for now: if the angle of the new platform is tilted, it could still serve as a basis for recursion.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
HAL9000 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>

Abso-posit-lute-ivly!!!

"Time is amazing, each moment that occurs;
the more I learn of it, the less I know it.
Hail Blitzgirl, of the massive titulars:
Time traveler, inspiration, and poet!"


--Anon

Since Buffygirl missed it:
Massive titulars. Heh.


<...titter...>
The meter is a bit odd because each line is 11 syllables. But I the Anon One decided on 11 because it's prime, and...

We're crazy-stoopid Prime-Time all up in here, Babby!!!


How do you pronounce "Blitzgirl?"


Uhhh... Why, um, "Bah-Lits-Grryl," of course. Don't you? :oops:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:25 pm UTC
by histrion
StratPlayer wrote:
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
HAL9000 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>

Abso-posit-lute-ivly!!!

"Time is amazing, each moment that occurs;
the more I learn of it, the less I know it.
Hail Blitzgirl, of the massive titulars:
Time traveler, inspiration, and poet!"


--Anon

Since Buffygirl missed it:
Massive titulars. Heh.


<...titter...>
The meter is a bit odd because each line is 11 syllables. But I the Anon One decided on 11 because it's prime, and...

We're crazy-stoopid Prime-Time all up in here, Babby!!!


How do you pronounce "Blitzgirl?"


Uhhh... Why, um, "Bah-Lits-Grryl," of course. Don't you? :oops:


Well, for me it's more like Bu-ri-tsu-ge-ru. But only because I'm listening to an old Vapors album.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:26 pm UTC
by Angelastic
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
HAL9000 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>

Abso-posit-lute-ivly!!!

"Time is amazing, each moment that occurs;
the more I learn of it, the less I know it.
Hail Blitzgirl, of the massive titulars:
Time traveler, inspiration, and poet!"


--Anon

Since Buffygirl missed it:
Massive titulars. Heh.


<...titter...>
The meter is a bit odd because each line is 11 syllables. But I the Anon One decided on 11 because it's prime, and...

We're crazy-stoopid Prime-Time all up in here, Babby!!!


How do you pronounce "Blitzgirl?"


Uhhh... Why, um, "Bah-Lits-Grryl," of course. Don't you? :oops:


Well, for me it's more like Bu-ri-tsu-ge-ru. But only because I'm listening to an old Vapors album.
Well now I feel silly. This whole time I was pronouncing it 'Jeff'.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:27 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
HAL9000 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>

Abso-posit-lute-ivly!!!

"Time is amazing, each moment that occurs;
the more I learn of it, the less I know it.
Hail Blitzgirl, of the massive titulars:
Time traveler, inspiration, and poet!"


--Anon

Since Buffygirl missed it:
Massive titulars. Heh.


<...titter...>
The meter is a bit odd because each line is 11 syllables. But I the Anon One decided on 11 because it's prime, and...

We're crazy-stoopid Prime-Time all up in here, Babby!!!


How do you pronounce "Blitzgirl?"


Uhhh... Why, um, "Bah-Lits-Grryl," of course. Don't you? :oops:


Well, for me it's more like Bu-ri-tsu-ge-ru. But only because I'm listening to an old Vapors album.


You know, I think so!

(And original post skillfully edited to no-one will EVER notice this, and we can quietly move on...)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:31 pm UTC
by fhorn
Dracomax wrote:Okay, I was going to just Wait, but Blitzgirl is still 50 pages back...

Sir Knighty-knight: We are displeased that you have set aside the name you have been dubbed by the inquisition. (you get an unclosed parenthetical as punishment.


AAAAGGGHHHHH, the unclosed parens, it burns!
Image

oh the irony of needing to edit due to unclosed quote parens *facepalm*

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:35 pm UTC
by histrion
Angelastic wrote:Well now I feel silly. This whole time I was pronouncing it 'Jeff'.


No, that's spelled F-A-T-H-E-R-C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:37 pm UTC
by silent_death
Angelastic wrote:
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
HAL9000 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>

Abso-posit-lute-ivly!!!

"Time is amazing, each moment that occurs;
the more I learn of it, the less I know it.
Hail Blitzgirl, of the massive titulars:
Time traveler, inspiration, and poet!"


--Anon

Since Buffygirl missed it:
Massive titulars. Heh.


<...titter...>
The meter is a bit odd because each line is 11 syllables. But I the Anon One decided on 11 because it's prime, and...

We're crazy-stoopid Prime-Time all up in here, Babby!!!


How do you pronounce "Blitzgirl?"


Uhhh... Why, um, "Bah-Lits-Grryl," of course. Don't you? :oops:


Well, for me it's more like Bu-ri-tsu-ge-ru. But only because I'm listening to an old Vapors album.
Well now I feel silly. This whole time I was pronouncing it 'Jeff'.


Oh, so you´re not german and automatically translate it and say it in angry german ? For me its BLITZMÄDCHEN :x :x :x

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
by manvandmaan
Been going back to the very first pages, to expierience what BlitzGirl went through...
It's a stange place, compared to now. Javascript and Hashing are the big talk and there are no BlitzGirl encouragement sigs until page 6!

and also
What's up with our two protagonists not knowing anything about geograpy?

and also
histrion wrote:How do you pronounce "Blitzgirl?"

HE-RO.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
by Asthanius
Okay, so we know that the river comes from hills, so the possibility that the river is flowing backwards (as suggested earlier in the thread) is not only unlikely, but now almost entirely disproven given the new information (i.e. that the sea would dry up if this was the only river).

I say "almost" because Cueball could be referring to the fact that the seawater evaporates eventually (where the water comes back as rain is another subject, given Cueball's question of whether it rains over the sea), and thus the sea has less water at certain points. This would require more rivers to make up for the lost water, but would still allow for the original river to flow backwards as a result of something like an earthquake.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:45 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
fhorn wrote:
Spoiler:
Dracomax wrote:Okay, I was going to just Wait, but Blitzgirl is still 50 pages back...

Sir Knighty-knight: We are displeased that you have set aside the name you have been dubbed by the inquisition. (you get an unclosed parenthetical as punishment.


AAAAGGGHHHHH, the unclosed parens, it burns!
Image


oh the irony of needing to edit due to unclosed quote parens *facepalm*


...almost as bad as not being able to count syllables...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:54 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
And HOW in Lord-Randall's name can we let THIS go without additional comment?!?!?

mscha wrote:Cueball and Megan really don't seem to know much about the world and how it works... Maybe they're the kids from the Blue Lagoon?


There's so much potential for relevant and insightful discussion here! Just think of how many ways this could apply to Megan and Cueball! Just the dialog from the move itself adds so much meaning:

Megan: Well, you're not so perfect either, Mr. Cueball! I've seen you playing with it, and I'll tell your father, IF he ever gets here.
Cueball: YOU...! I hate you!
[throws a rock at her, narrowly missing her]*
Megan: You almost hit me!
Cueball: Take it back! Take back what you said!
Megan: I've seen it all! What happens after you've been doing it a long time?
Cueball: Shut up! That's not fair peeking! I don't peek on you!
Megan: That's a lie! You're always staring at my buppies.
Cueball: Only 'cause they look so funny! You know what you look like now, Megan? You look like one of those pictures Paddy had in his drawer. One of his hootchie-cootchie girls!



*Or, launches a ball of bacon-ice from his mini-trebuchet...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
by mscha
Image
Megan isn't much more world wise than Cueball...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:03 pm UTC
by fhorn
Our litany grows.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
by queueingtheory
thirds wrote:It appears Cueball and Megan rebuilt a proper place to wait. Though I fear for the structural integrity of the scaffolding, given that it has no cross beams to our horizontal (the Sea to the right, Hills presumably to the left).


Maybe they were worried that they'd end up with one of the cross-beams out askew.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
by Qalyar
queueingtheory wrote:
thirds wrote:It appears Cueball and Megan rebuilt a proper place to wait. Though I fear for the structural integrity of the scaffolding, given that it has no cross beams to our horizontal (the Sea to the right, Hills presumably to the left).


Maybe they were worried that they'd end up with one of the cross-beams out askew.


One on't cross beams gone owt askew on treadle!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:15 pm UTC
by foilman
So they're trying to figure out why the sea level is rising faster than usual... it's not the rivers, it's not the rain... is it a comment on climate change?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:15 pm UTC
by Asthanius
I searched the thread and found two posts about this, but it doesn't look like anybody paid attention to them, so I'm going to reiterate them:
xkcd comic #4
The alt-text is "There's a river flowing through the ocean". In this comic, the river has reached the ocean (in Time, though, it's a sea"), but in a different way than expected.

Then there is the island in the previous comic that definitely has hills a river can come from, but the new image makes me wonder if the river they're talking about is actually partially subterranean like this river.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:17 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Qalyar wrote:
queueingtheory wrote:
thirds wrote:It appears Cueball and Megan rebuilt a proper place to wait. Though I fear for the structural integrity of the scaffolding, given that it has no cross beams to our horizontal (the Sea to the right, Hills presumably to the left).


Maybe they were worried that they'd end up with one of the cross-beams out askew.


One on't cross beams gone owt askew on treadle!

Well what on earth does that mean?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:18 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
udscbt wrote:I missed a lot of posts (again) and I was wondering: what happened in the last 12 pages?


Much. And as Sir/Dame BlitzGirl has shown us, you must read it all.

udscbt wrote:Has the Cannon Law been written by the Ecumenic Council? Do we have a new temporary Pope/Mome?


They've decided they should kick things off with a fancy dress-up party, but have had a hard time putting it together. They keep firing the cannon ball planner...

udscbt wrote:A lot of speech has been shown lately, any crazy theory about what's happening?


I think it might be dialog.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:19 pm UTC
by Asthanius
HAL9000 wrote:
Qalyar wrote:
queueingtheory wrote:
thirds wrote:It appears Cueball and Megan rebuilt a proper place to wait. Though I fear for the structural integrity of the scaffolding, given that it has no cross beams to our horizontal (the Sea to the right, Hills presumably to the left).


Maybe they were worried that they'd end up with one of the cross-beams out askew.


One on't cross beams gone owt askew on treadle!

Well what on earth does that mean?

Okay, so a treadle is the pedal-thing that you see on looms and old sewing machines and things like that which are used to power a machine.
That's all I have.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:20 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Asthanius wrote:I searched the thread and found two posts about this, but it doesn't look like anybody paid attention to them, so I'm going to reiterate them:
xkcd comic #4
The alt-text is "There's a river flowing through the ocean". In this comic, the river has reached the ocean (in Time, though, it's a sea"), but in a different way than expected.

Then there is the island in the previous comic that definitely has hills a river can come from, but the new image makes me wonder if the river they're talking about is actually partially subterranean like this river.

So does that mean that Time is going to vaguely allude to all of the Othercomics, in order? And we're only at #4 or so...
Oh lordy.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
by Asthanius
HAL9000 wrote:
Asthanius wrote:I searched the thread and found two posts about this, but it doesn't look like anybody paid attention to them, so I'm going to reiterate them:
xkcd comic #4
The alt-text is "There's a river flowing through the ocean". In this comic, the river has reached the ocean (in Time, though, it's a sea"), but in a different way than expected.

Then there is the island in the previous comic that definitely has hills a river can come from, but the new image makes me wonder if the river they're talking about is actually partially subterranean like this river.

So does that mean that Time is going to vaguely allude to all of the Othercomics, in order? And we're only at #4 or so...
Oh lordy.

It might be a bit difficult to include a reference to the fifth comic.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
foilman wrote:So they're trying to figure out why the sea level is rising faster than usual... it's not the rivers, it's not the rain... is it a comment on climate change?


Perhaps. And how baby-infused coffee may be contributing to global warming...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:23 pm UTC
by fhorn
Litany update, if it please you, Oh great Omelette elemtropy:

Spoiler:
The Litany of The Waits:
Leader: Later!
People: Bye!
Leader: Wanna swim?
People: Yeah!
Leader: Pffthh
People: *cough*
Leader: You ok?
People: Just got some in my mouth.
Leader: Any idea where the river is now?
People: Still pretty far out. It's actually retreated a little this week.
Leader: I don't understand what the sea is doing.
(All observe a meditative silence)
Leader: I don't think we can build it much taller than this.
People: It's been fun, though!
(The leader makes a sipping sound)
Leader: Pfffth Pthuh! Yuck.
People: I've had worse.
Leader: Guess one of us should climb down.
People: Yeah.
Leader: The sea is rising.
People: Yeah.
Leader: Sea level rises and falls, right? It's changed before.
People: Not this fast.
Leader: The river hasn't even reached the sea yet.
People: The river is small. The sea is big.
Leader: How big?
People: I don’t know.
(Several beats of silence are observed.)
Leader: Does it Rain on the Sea?
People: I don't know; if it does it seems like a waste.
Leader: It rains in the hills where the river comes from, right?
People: Sure.
Leader: Are there other rivers?
People: I don't know.
Leader: There must be other rivers.
People: Otherwise the sea would dry up.
Leader: Maybe it's coming out of the ground.
People: Does that happen?
Leader: I don't know.