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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:56 am UTC
by Exodies
Eternal Density wrote:POPE PARTY! And more dialogue in the OTC :D

I never thought I'd see the day.
Oh, the thing I forgot earlier: I notice that folks are giving their ages, so you can put me down for 27.

27? Splutter
More like 27 and a half.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:56 am UTC
by vvn
Another mustard enhancement..
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:00 am UTC
by Flotter
YO(u)NG:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:01 am UTC
by vvn
Spoiler:
Ding
Image

Ninja'd

Edit:
Enhanced Mustard
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:06 am UTC
by Flotter
Spoiler:
The mustard1 in the new Frame is the same as in the previous one.

1Not displayed

edit - Ninja comment got mustard'd

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:07 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Cuegan appears to be moving, but the mustard remains the same! It distracts from the narrative of the One True Comic!

Clearly, the mustard is heretical.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:08 am UTC
by Eutychus
Exodies wrote:
lgw wrote:Since I'm not going to try to read the whole thread, perhaps the regulars can help me. Was there a consensus on the line "The river hasn't even reached the sea yet"? The rest of the speech made some sort of sense, but that's just odd. I'm sure this has been discussed to death (and perhaps even a papal scism leading to a crusade, given what I've seen of this thread) - any insights?

I always felt that the text had been ignored. It was turned into a chant, but I haven't seen any serious (snigger) attempt to close read it. It's as if we the people believed the words just dropped out of a cracker.
I think it was discussed a bit, but who knows how to find it?

For instance, there was talk of the sandcastles being on a sand bar at the mouth of the river. There are shingle beaches where the river runs beneath the shingle out into the sea and only breaks through on the surface at high tide (my favourite example of this is the River Horner at Porlock Bay, see the "Geomorphological" section).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:14 am UTC
by lassehp
Flotter wrote:The mustard1 in the new Frame is the same as in the previous one.

1Not displayed


I think the contrast could be to give an impression of the sea, the lines being crests of shallow waves at a narrow angle (almost parallel) to the beach. That could explain why the lines seem the same.

/Lasse

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:33 am UTC
by AUS
Remember when this had sandcastles?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:35 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
It still does; they're just off-camera right now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:44 am UTC
by Exodies
pelrigg wrote:Imediatly before Helper showed up with his understatement of the fora*:
Helper
I guess a missed a little


there was some snarking on jdj42 for posting
jdj42
May people please remember to post the comics?

by
Goggalor
Relax, it was posted 2 outsider minutes after the outsider hour.

SinusPi
May people read up? You're like 10 posts late ;P

Caswallon
Seriously? Read about 20 posts above yours.


and I just want to point out that the same thing happened over at explain-wiki for the OTC (in case you missed it)

Near the end of the transcript, it says that at +847 Beret Girl drops in again, dragging something. I used Photoshop to lower the brightness, and can see about half of her head facing away from the sandcastle. She's not dragging anything. Here's my evidence: [>a link to a pic I'm not going to deal with<] 108.51.68.241 22:24, 30 April 2013 (UTC)


And followed by Larry posting this:

I added a section for normalized versions of the first 10 hours of day 36. If anyone wants me to add more, e.g. go back to where the fade started, I would. BTW, I used something like 'pngtopnm $i | pnmnorm | pnmtopng > $j' inside a loop. Those commands are from the NetPBM package. Larry (talk) 23:33, 30 April 2013 (UTC)


What makes this notable to me is about 30 or so lines above (written DURING the Fade) there was a lenghty discussion about all
of the frames involved and "Mark Hurd" posted a clever way of making the faded visible.

Was there some in the water I missed????**


*patzer's reply to HAL9000 is close second
patzer
Not a lot really. BlitzGirl arrived, everyone thought the comic was going to end, and Helper came back, but other than that, it's been quite peaceful.


**There must be because all of the sudden ther'es all this Elder Statesmen showing up.....

I like this. It reminds me of a science fiction story I read. A scientist was collecting clippings from newspapers about odd things happening - (can't remember any examples, but er, an unusually long queue forming at a public urinal, that sort of thing) and he figured out that these were on the increase and the cause was that, well I don't remember the rest.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:45 am UTC
by Flotter
You can't tell for sure3, maybe BeretGirl/LaPetite1 is destroying the castle as we speak.

1I only just saw the normalised fading images on the wiki after having been away for a few days2
2I have been checking the OTC and Aubronwood every day, but not the Forum or Wiki
3You can't tell that the castle is still off frame for sure

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:48 am UTC
by Exodies
Latent22 wrote:What the fudge is up with that grey bit on top?

Edit: Change levels of pic to show grey area:

Prolly just a bit of sloppy penmanship. Ignore it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:50 am UTC
by Exodies
Helper wrote:
Goggalor wrote:It also appears that they are actually lighter colored now. We better not be entering another Fading.

EDIT: Oh shit. Looks like I might have to look into a new religion that doesn't look down upon puns :oops:

Well, now that the cat's out of the
Spoiler:
can.
....

Spoiler:
tin

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:51 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Flotter wrote:<snip>
3You can't tell that the castle is still off frame for sure

I have faith that the Sandcastle still stands. And that LaPetite will work toward its salvation rather than its destruction.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:54 am UTC
by Vytron
- Sorry to interrupt your present, this is a message from the past -

Apr 05, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

Page 246/482

8th post of the page.

Image


AAAAAH! Finally, I reach my favorite Timeframe in the whole comic :D (up to about two week ago erm, April 15? Where I stopped following the Time Comic so that I could follow together with the people from The Past - So that, I'll never know what happens in the comic until I reach the pages in the thread where those TimeFrames appear)

Yes, I had already seen it but it's not truly appreciated until you follow the whole realization of the Castleception and read people calling in the tiny trebuchet before it happened :) - Once again, time well spent, I'll continue to catch up religiously. Sorry for the delay people replying to me, I'll probably reply to your replies by June!

Curious things:

Seeing the avatar based on this picture before seeing this picture:

Image

A snapshot of time:

Image

kryton happy to have surpassed 100 posts when it's about to pass 200.

And finally:

BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 126 out of 243 pages.
Operation Connect Castle. NP 201.


Gee Willikers! I had forgotten I am in the past, which means BlitzGirl hasn't caught up yet! Not only that, at the time of this post, she's way behind me! Oh!

Keep going BlitzGirl! I know you can do it! In fact, I know you have done will do it! I have seen the future, and you'll catch up way before I do!

- And now, Back To The Present -

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:57 am UTC
by Exodies
edo wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Latent22 wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:Hey! 400th post!!! Surely this is a time for a commemorative speech???


Speech! Speech! Speech!

Wait Helper can't post his speech because then it would be 401 posts! Maybe in an edit instead...


Is it proper etiquette to insert a retroactive "penis"?

It is, but you have to be careful, otherwise you end up with a retroactive pregnancy, and of course a retroactive baby. Which is dangerously close to 'radioactive baby'. Which would be awesome.

Anyway, 400th is edited.


A glow in the baby would be AWESOME!!! Also thank you for the thank you.
but if the baby is radioactive won't it get... cancer?

:shock:

No, it'll get cured of cancer.

Someone told me of a guy with "if you can read this then I have cancer again" tattooed on the back of his head.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:58 am UTC
by mscha
BlitzGirl wrote:Also, I've been avatar'd by KarMann! :D (Is that a thing?) What an honor!

Indeed you have. That's actually not a bad idea, maybe all of us who have been honoured with a spot in BlitzGirls awesome remake should do this...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:00 am UTC
by foilman
Uphill again...
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:01 am UTC
by beargarden
Exodies wrote:
Helper wrote:
Goggalor wrote:It also appears that they are actually lighter colored now. We better not be entering another Fading.

EDIT: Oh shit. Looks like I might have to look into a new religion that doesn't look down upon puns :oops:

Well, now that the cat's out of the
Spoiler:
can.
....

Spoiler:
tin

I like that this thread has become so enormous that we can bring up past occurrences as in-jokes.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:09 am UTC
by mscha
Exodies wrote:
lgw wrote:Since I'm not going to try to read the whole thread, perhaps the regulars can help me. Was there a consensus on the line "The river hasn't even reached the sea yet"? The rest of the speech made some sort of sense, but that's just odd. I'm sure this has been discussed to death (and perhaps even a papal scism leading to a crusade, given what I've seen of this thread) - any insights?

I always felt that the text had been ignored. It was turned into a chant, but I haven't seen any serious (snigger) attempt to close read it. It's as if we the people believed the words just dropped out of a cracker.

In fact, if I'm not mistaken, there isn't even a wiki page for the dialogue yet.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:09 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Vytron wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 126 out of 243 pages.
Operation Connect Castle. NP 201.

Gee Willikers! I had forgotten I am in the past, which means BlitzGirl hasn't caught up yet! Not only that, at the time of this post, she's way behind me! Oh!

Aaaa! No! Not again! NOT AGAIN! Nononononononononononono *PTSDshudder*

...Wait. Wait for it.
...This is the Now, right? I didn't dream it all?
*pats thread for reassurance*
Whew. That's a relief.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:10 am UTC
by Vytron
Image

Whoa! Seeing that signature appear from, like nowhere gave me goosebumps :shock:

For some reason I got more conscious about how behind I am.

Already in p248.

Wait for it!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:11 am UTC
by Exodies
Latent22 wrote:New Mustard frame

This frame shows them moving on sideways. But he has used the same image from the last frame and added some more Mustard on top. So its interesting to learn that he keeps adding to his existing frames like this. Also he has used the same wrong mustard colour. The lines can't be intentional as they are in the exact same place as the last frame even though the scene is moved on

Is this the kind of geological structure which would drive weirdos to attempt to frack pure semen from the ground?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:12 am UTC
by Bytes
I know this has been posted before but in light of the recent conversation it seemed apt to post again.
Plus it's hilarious

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5drjr9PmTMA

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:17 am UTC
by Eutychus
Vytron wrote:Image

Whoa! Seeing that signature appear from, like nowhere gave me goosebumps :shock:

For some reason I got more conscious about how behind I am.

Already in p248.

Wait for it!


Whoa. What happened in that post?

[Edited to add: Ah. I see what you did there]

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:26 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
mscha wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Also, I've been avatar'd by KarMann! :D (Is that a thing?) What an honor!

Indeed you have. That's actually not a bad idea, maybe all of us who have been honoured with a spot in BlitzGirls awesome remake should do this...

Huh. I did not anticipate this. (It's hard to see the Future when you've been living in the Past for so long.)

But okay :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:30 am UTC
by mscha
BlitzGirl wrote:
mscha wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Also, I've been avatar'd by KarMann! :D (Is that a thing?) What an honor!

Indeed you have. That's actually not a bad idea, maybe all of us who have been honoured with a spot in BlitzGirls awesome remake should do this...

Huh. I did not anticipate this. (It's hard to see the Future when you've been living in the Past for so long.)

It may be hard to see, but it is pretty cool. ;)

(And we don't even have to hurt buffygirl's feelings: we're all still wearing her hats.)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:32 am UTC
by KarMann
BlitzGirl wrote:
mscha wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Also, I've been avatar'd by KarMann! :D (Is that a thing?) What an honor!

Indeed you have. That's actually not a bad idea, maybe all of us who have been honoured with a spot in BlitzGirls awesome remake should do this...

Huh. I did not anticipate this. (It's hard to see the Future when you've been living in the Past for so long.)

But okay :)

I must admit, when I did it, I was rather hoping it might catch on, without my having to issue a cardinal edict to that effect. Glad to see it happening. :D

Added:
Bytes wrote:I know this has been posted before but in light of the recent conversation it seemed apt to post again.
Plus it's hilarious

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5drjr9PmTMA

Well, after that, I don't think there's any fourth wall left for Cueball to do any damage to.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:42 am UTC
by mojacardave
Well - looks like the mustard is gone, and retroactively repaired in the previous frames too.

Sloppy work Randall... :wink:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:53 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Aha! Begone, heretical Mustard!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:55 am UTC
by mscha
Frame numbering...

First, let's try to determine the theoretically ideal frame numbers. For that, we first need a non-heretical definition of the Outside concept of “day”.
Let's define a “day” as a period of either 24 or 48 newpix. “Days” are numbered, starting with 1 at the beginning of Time. The first 5 “days” consist of 48 newpix, any following “days” have 24 newpix.
In an ideal world, a “day” maps perfectly to the Outside (and thus heretical) concept of day, in the (North-American) EDT time zone.
So, ideally, we should now have arrived at newpix 7 of “day” 38. This means that the ideal frame number (when starting at 1) at this time is: 5×48 + 32×24 + 7 = 1015.

Now lets have a look at the various archives.
The Book of Aubronwood is at 1014, Book of Geekwagon is at 1015. What's the difference? Well, aside from frame 1 (for which the original newpix is lost in Time and both are using a reproduction), Geekwagon has a frame 683 which is missing in Aubronwood.

Now does that mean that Geekwagon is completely in line with the ideal frame numbering? Not necessarily, but I checked a sample of first frames of the “day” with the logs of my frame downloading script, and it's always the correct one.
So I think we can declare Geekwagon the Official Keeper of the Frame Numbering.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:01 am UTC
by jjjdavidson
Vytron wrote:
Spoiler:
Image


Whoa! Seeing that signature appear from, like nowhere gave me goosebumps :shock:

For some reason I got more conscious about how behind I am.

Already in p248.

Wait for it!

Then my work here is done.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:02 am UTC
by Latent22
mscha wrote:Frame numbering...

First, let's try to determine the theoretically ideal frame numbers. For that, we first need a non-heretical definition of the Outside concept of “day”.
Let's define a “day” as a period of either 24 or 48 newpix. “Days” are numbered, starting with 1 at the beginning of Time. The first 5 “days” consist of 48 newpix, any following “days” have 24 newpix.
In an ideal world, a “day” maps perfectly to the Outside (and thus heretical) concept of day, in the (North-American) EDT time zone.
So, ideally, we should now have arrived at newpix 7 of “day” 38. This means that the ideal frame number (when starting at 1) at this time is: 5×48 + 32×24 + 7 = 1015.

Now lets have a look at the various archives.
The Book of Aubronwood is at 1014, Book of Geekwagon is at 1015. What's the difference? Well, aside from frame 1 (for which the original newpix is lost in Time and both are using a reproduction), Geekwagon has a frame 683 which is missing in Aubronwood.

Now does that mean that Geekwagon is completely in line with the ideal frame numbering? Not necessarily, but I checked a sample of first frames of the “day” with the logs of my frame downloading script, and it's always the correct one.
So I think we can declare Geekwagon the Official Keeper of the Frame Numbering.



You could always double check the forum posts from that time and look for hashs

Also someone needs to upload all the mustard frames for posterity!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:10 am UTC
by mscha
OULONGGGGGGGG...
Image

-- posted by newpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:11 am UTC
by mscha
Latent22 wrote:
mscha wrote:
Spoiler:
Frame numbering...

First, let's try to determine the theoretically ideal frame numbers. For that, we first need a non-heretical definition of the Outside concept of “day”.
Let's define a “day” as a period of either 24 or 48 newpix. “Days” are numbered, starting with 1 at the beginning of Time. The first 5 “days” consist of 48 newpix, any following “days” have 24 newpix.
In an ideal world, a “day” maps perfectly to the Outside (and thus heretical) concept of day, in the (North-American) EDT time zone.
So, ideally, we should now have arrived at newpix 7 of “day” 38. This means that the ideal frame number (when starting at 1) at this time is: 5×48 + 32×24 + 7 = 1015.

Now lets have a look at the various archives.
The Book of Aubronwood is at 1014, Book of Geekwagon is at 1015. What's the difference? Well, aside from frame 1 (for which the original newpix is lost in Time and both are using a reproduction), Geekwagon has a frame 683 which is missing in Aubronwood.

Now does that mean that Geekwagon is completely in line with the ideal frame numbering? Not necessarily, but I checked a sample of first frames of the “day” with the logs of my frame downloading script, and it's always the correct one.
So I think we can declare Geekwagon the Official Keeper of the Frame Numbering.

You could always double check the forum posts from that time and look for hashs
I'll leave that as an exercise for the reader.

Latent22 wrote:Also someone needs to upload all the mustard frames for posterity!

My copy of the images, downloaded at *ONG, is still available here.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:19 am UTC
by jjjdavidson
Old image, not an ONG.Image

Okay, I tried to filk Conway Twitty's "You've Never Been This Far Before," but I'm too coma-deprived, or something. Sometimes the Muse strikes me, sometimes the Muse goes on strike. Pum pum pum.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:23 am UTC
by KarMann
mscha wrote:Now lets have a look at the various archives.
The Book of Aubronwood is at 1014, Book of Geekwagon is at 1015. What's the difference? Well, aside from frame 1 (for which the original newpix is lost in Time and both are using a reproduction), Geekwagon has a frame 683 which is missing in Aubronwood.

Just to explain that 683 mystery, that was one of the times when the server was stuck after (all times EDT) the 08:00 frame 681, there was no NewPix at 09:00 or 10:00, until at 10:42 we got frame 682 and then at 10:49 frame 683, and at 11:00 regular updates resumed with frame 684. So, a regular script could easily have missed that one in the short time it was still the current NewPix.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:29 am UTC
by Latent22
ok the images he just fixed all have new Timestamps!!! create 2013-05-01T05:37:15-04:00 modify 2013-05-01T05:37:15-04:00 !!

need to download these all again quickly before he notices and removes them ;)

wonder he has modified the old frames again???

edit: well the first frames seem still the same anyway. So probably just modified mustard frames only.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:34 am UTC
by mscha
I ran my “compare frames as downloaded with frames on server” script on the mustard soup images. Here are the results:
Spoiler:
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

(Light grey is unchanged. Slightly darker grey (actually a bit green) is darkened.)