1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 25, 2013 10:39 am UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:Now I must coma for I've an unreasonably early start in the morning. I leave with what rvloon started, and I will attempt to finish (I hope you don't mind, rvloon!). *clears throat*

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Molpy singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wONGs and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for it, now's your Time to try

Molpy singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for it, now you can be free

Molpy fly, molpy fly
Into the light of the dark black Time

Molpy fly, molpy fly
Into the light of the dark black Time

Molpy singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wONGs and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for it, now's your Time to try
You were only waiting for it, now's your Time to try
You were only waiting for it, now's your Time to try

Nice! (I'll never be able to hear that song again without mentally replacing ‘Blackbird’ with ‘Molpy’...)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat May 25, 2013 11:00 am UTC

Boom De YadONG, Boom De YadONG:
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Boom De YadONG, Boom De YadONG...

Do the people in the hills have familiar markings to Cuegan?

Coma time for me - guess I'll just have to... you know.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edfel » Sat May 25, 2013 11:04 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Boom De YadONG, Boom De YaDONG:
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Boom De YadONG, Boom De YaDONG...

Do the people in the hills have familiar markings to Cuegan?


Sounds like it. It seems to indicate that they know how to read/write
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat May 25, 2013 11:10 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:MidnightONG
(at least over here)

Which makes it 2 Outsider months since the beginning of Time.

Exodies wrote:Cheer up, azule. Writing a scientific paper is merely a chore some people have to do to keep their job. Being in a movie means that you have the patience to hang around for days doing nothing.

There's more to it than that. There's being willing to work insane hours. There's committing to work with no way to know what time, or how long, or more than a vague idea of where work is. (And stuff that might occur in other workplaces, like being told opposite things by those above you. And having everyone be above you.) It's also, for me, a day to be completely away from any real-life stuff. And it was a bit of a thrill when I saw myself on screen. (Even if it did take me two viewings and someone else pointing out where I was.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 25, 2013 11:22 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Here's the Present Present!
Not very original, I know, but I love to Boom De Yada!

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ETA:
BlitzGirl wrote:(You can see why I was a bit leery to post this when there was discussion about how the OTT should be about the OTC rather than the OTT!)

I've tried to stay out of this discussion, but I have to say that I disagree: the OTT is about the OTC and the OTT's interpretation of the OTC, the OTT dealing with Waiting for It, and the humongous mountain of creativity that has inspired.

YAETA: A new challenge for yappobiscuits: how to pronounce “ɐpɐʎ ǝp ɯooq”...

Now back to my regularly scheduled Image. (I wasn't gonna do a ketchup post, I thought there wouldn't be much to reply to. I was wrong...)

kenmelken wrote:Btw, while she may not be here on the OTT, my fiancee does love the OTC and has, like me, been following it from the beginning.

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Hooray for continuing to keep the pancreas coalition alive! Keep fighting the good fight.

I've seen a lot of good suggestions, and I'd be happy with most of them. (I still prefer ‘waiting’, but that's probably just because I came up with it...) But to be perfectly frank, ‘pancreas’ isn't one of these. (Sorry...) It's a bit too random, I'd like one that has at least something to do this the OTC (or the OTT's interpretation of the OTC).

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kenmelken wrote:Kneeling down ONG the ground to get a better look at that wood.

That's what she said...
My apologies.

That's what she said...

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mikro2nd wrote:
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That could work as well. But that's an even more alien planet than Mars...

Alien?! Mscha, we live here...

You do, perhaps. I don't, the social networking planet is definitely alien to me. Image (I don't even have a Facebook account, and I'll keep that up as long as I can.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Sat May 25, 2013 11:25 am UTC

azule wrote:This is a script (bookmarklet) for Sciscitor's wonderful Quote Constellation. Of course, this only works with the SVG.

Description: Click on nodes (or names) and arrowed connection will be minimized to just those of that person. Click another person and the same for them. Click the same person and all connections are restored. It is a large file with hundreds of nodes, so it does take a bit to refresh. Your system may vary.

This is a screenshot (zoomed in) of the script in use with my node. You could almost play a game clicking from person to person finding where the connections end.
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Edit: Sciscitor, Is there any way to get an updated version of the ott.svg (or, maybe just the secret to making it)?

Great use of my work, azule. This is what I like best: When someone else uses something to create new ways to look at it, to view it in ways, I haven't thought of yet and get new insights. A true collaborative effort!

And I am currently working on an updated one (once Outside allows me to continue). To get the data involves quite some number crunching on my database, but the scripts to extract the data are already there. Once the data is extracted the process is rather straight forward: I dump the data into gephi and fiddle around with it until I get some pleasant looking results, perhaps doing some twerking by hand. If someone (Kieryn or mscha) would be interested in hosting a page I could provide the datastream (gefx) for a visualization with sigma. Just drop me a note.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat May 25, 2013 11:32 am UTC

SBN wrote:There's more to it than that. There's being willing to work insane hours. There's committing to work with no way to know what time, or how long, or more than a vague idea of where work is. (And stuff that might occur in other workplaces, like being told opposite things by those above you. And having everyone be above you.) It's also, for me, a day to be completely away from any real-life stuff. And it was a bit of a thrill when I saw myself on screen. (Even if it did take me two viewings and someone else pointing out where I was.)

Hmmm. Sounds like a lot of jobs, actually. Not just acting. But without seeing yourself "on screen."
Insane hours? Check.
No way to know...? Check.
Being told opposite things...? Check.
Everyone above you? Check.
Bit of a thrill? Hmmm. Still workin' on that.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Sat May 25, 2013 11:36 am UTC

Wow! What a cool Present present! And it includes my Constellations of Time! Thank you BlitzGirl!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 25, 2013 11:39 am UTC

SBN wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:MidnightONG
(at least over here)

Which makes it 2 Outsider months since the beginning of Time.


Indeed it is! Here's some cake for us all to celebrate!
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That I can do, especially if you're a Dropbox⁴ user. My xkcd.mscha.org site is synced with a Dropbox folder, so I could easily create a subdirectory ‘sciscitor’, share it with you, and then any files you drop in that Dropbox folder will automagically become available (in mere seconds, if they're small) under http://xkcd.mscha.org/sciscitor.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat May 25, 2013 11:58 am UTC

On NP703
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Egad. I just realized I mis-stated that. The tool I was using gives values in decimal. The proper rgb (hex) value is #121212.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat May 25, 2013 12:04 pm UTC

work-ONG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Sat May 25, 2013 12:08 pm UTC

mikrit wrote:
Rule110 wrote:What doesn't fit this theory is LaPetite, who appears at the sand castles at different times without apparent aging. We could surmise that by the time of LaPetite's first appearance Megan and Cueball had stopped having fun and were therefore back to experiencing normal time, but the sea was still visibly rising between LaPetite's appearances so it doesn't fit. LaPetite could have been off having fun herself, but that's forcing the issue out of the range of being an elegant theory.

Well, LaPetite of the fading is not necessarily the same individual as the first one. Like the Phantom, there could be a dynasty of LaPetites, where the firstborne daughter, at the age of 12, will swear the family oath, start wearing the white beret and go out and fight crime in stealthy ways.

Forcing the issue? Who, me? (I am just fascinated by these secret organisations, like the Phantom dynasty and the Knight Temporals, that can maintain their goals over centuries without schisms.)

Bingo! I think you've solved it. We can now publish "The Fun Theory of Time, Cured of Every Flaw."

But we still have to wait for it to find out what's in store for our protagonists. What happened over the eons that flew whilst they were having fun? What new overlords will they, for two, welcome? Will the mysterious LaPetite lineage be their enemy or their friend? Will they be able to make a new life, or will they be forced to escape by funning their way farther into the future?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Sat May 25, 2013 12:20 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Here's the Present Present!

That's lovely, thanks a lot.

By the way, I also liked the sestina and the molpy animations.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat May 25, 2013 12:20 pm UTC

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Cuegan by the BentBaobab
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Sat May 25, 2013 12:43 pm UTC

Nothing special, just thought I'd post a few responses to random stuff from the last 10 pages or so. Let's see...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sat May 25, 2013 12:48 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:Meet the new ONG
Same as the old ONG
(not really)
Spoiler:
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We won't get fooled again.

Wait for it.

mscha wrote:
SBN wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:MidnightONG
(at least over here)

Which makes it 2 Outsider months since the beginning of Time.

Indeed it is! Here's some cake for us all to celebrate!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat May 25, 2013 1:01 pm UTC

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Ok, settle up. Who had bets on dialog? rafts? crossing the river?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Sat May 25, 2013 1:09 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:The Molpy Connection:
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Dracomax wrote:Another song brought on by molp-speration

The Molpy Connection
[spoiler]Why are there so many songs about molpies
And what type of creature they are
Molpies are visions
and only illusions
Mistakes of the True GLR

The meter is mostly perfect, the lyrics are mostly wonderful (although surprisingly heretical, coming from you), and the whole thing amuses me tremendously. Bravo! [The entire quote block links to the original; BBCode sometimes surprises me.]


Well, the Song itself denied all the heresies, while acknologing that heretics exist. it's a call to action.

In other news...Looking at my KarMann number, I discovered somethin...I've passed Blitzgirl in posts! When di that happen, and should I look upon it as an accomplishment, or something to be mourned?

As to the multi quote post verse single post per issue--I'm on the side of multiqoute posts. For one, it keeps down double posting, which is likely to end with mod action, and for another, It keeps pages from being filled up with posts from just one or 2 people quite so often. I like the spoilering too, but wish it would nest properly. I honestly don't get why people don't like it as a way to condens or hide information.maybe if there were a way to unspoiler things by default for people who don't like them?

Also, Raft! Oregon trail time?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 25, 2013 1:13 pm UTC

Let's get back to the OTC for a bit...

Plenty of new information in the dialogue.
Cueball wrote:This looks like the stuff that floats down our river.
I wonder if these people are related to the people in the hills.
Megan wrote:Maybe.
But the markings on that tree didn't look familiar.
Cueball wrote:Yeah.
Megan wrote:We could cross the river now.
We've got more than enough wood for a raft.

So they live in a world with several small tribes that don't have much contact, and don't appear to know much about each other. Could this be Madagascar? Not sure. Modern Madagascar seems doubtful, but perhaps in prehistoric times?
At least two of those tribes make markings in trees, but they're not mutually understandable.
No IKEA, but for the sandcastle scaffolding they probably used wood that floated down the river². (Edit: as chellocgw also suggested.)
And finally, OMR, this is PROOF, once again, that RANDALL is READING the OTT!!1! (Since a raft was suggested in here, repeatedly, over the hectonewpix.)

Edit: oh, and no recent Molpy activity.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jowo » Sat May 25, 2013 1:16 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:MidnightONG
(at least over here)

Which makes it 2 Outsider months since the beginning of Time.


Seems Time's been forever....
It's about Time....

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Sat May 25, 2013 1:17 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Let's get back to the OTC for a bit...

And finally, OMR, this is PROOF, once again, that RANDALL is READING the OTT!!1! (Since a raft was suggested in here, repeatedly, over the hectonewpix.)

To be fair, if no bridge exists, it is the most obvious way to cross the river. It's not all that likely that either of them are shipwrights with a fully stocked shipyard behind them--otherwise, they'd have just sailed around the sea to figure out where the water came from.

Also, I don't think this is prehistoric times--prehistoric man would not have known what a castle was, since we hadn't invented it yet. those castles have to have been made by someone who has at least seen representations of castles vefore. the crenelations are the key, obviously.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat May 25, 2013 1:30 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:As to the multi quote post verse single post per issue--I'm on the side of multiqoute posts. For one, it keeps down double posting, which is likely to end with mod action, and for another, It keeps pages from being filled up with posts from just one or 2 people quite so often. I like the spoilering too, but wish it would nest properly. I honestly don't get why people don't like it as a way to condens or hide information.maybe if there were a way to unspoiler things by default for people who don't like them?

I don't really get why large new posts are expected to be spoilered, especially when it is apparently an annoyance to have to re-spoiler them after being read. But spoilering most of the quoted text makes sense to me, that way it is there for context if needed, but no need to bother with it if you know or can tell what is being referenced.
I don't completely get why double posting is such an issue, but it is, so we live with that, and so with multi-quoting. I do think both are things not particularly well-suited to this thread, especially since the spoiler tags misbehave so easily. If people have responses to 10 people, and those in turn provoke responses, it rapidly becomes either really long posts, with a lot of unneeded quoting, or a lot of editing, which isn't a bad thing, but the tags get messed up so easily. But, these appear to be constraints we have, which makes multiquote posts sort of the least-bad option. I prefer multiple spoilers (and editing) but I can live with one large spoiler. (But then, I appear to be the minority in that I don't mind leaving the spoilers open.) I also don't have a smart phone, so all my waiting is done on a laptop, which probably affects my opinion. (But hey, I pay $5 per month for my not-smart cell phone, so it's not such a bad deal.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 25, 2013 1:42 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
mscha wrote:Let's get back to the OTC for a bit...

And finally, OMR, this is PROOF, once again, that RANDALL is READING the OTT!!1! (Since a raft was suggested in here, repeatedly, over the hectonewpix.)

To be fair, if no bridge exists, it is the most obvious way to cross the river. It's not all that likely that either of them are shipwrights with a fully stocked shipyard behind them--otherwise, they'd have just sailed around the sea to figure out where the water came from.

I know, I was kidding, I'm a Randalldefinitelydoesntreadtheottist. ;)

Dracomax wrote:Also, I don't think this is prehistoric times--prehistoric man would not have known what a castle was, since we hadn't invented it yet. those castles have to have been made by someone who has at least seen representations of castles before. the crenelations are the key, obviously.

That is a good point. (Although they might just be crenelating as a decoration, without awareness of historic connotations.)
But it does seem strange that they know about castles, but not about people living in the hills at walking distance...

Edit: or it could be (old theory) some kind of Robinson Crusoe / Blue Lagoon / Cast Away situation: stranded on a remote island (which could still be Madagascar proper or one of its smaller islands), where there are some natives they don't know much about, but they do have knowledge of the world they left behind. Perhaps we need to rechristen La Petite as La Petite Vendredi?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Sat May 25, 2013 1:46 pm UTC

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Very nice! The plot thickens...

I could be mistaken, but sometimes it does seem like there's a tiny bit of this going on with the narrative voice. Not so much different time periods, but different character archetypes mixed together. Which isn't a bad thing; creating a unique character makes it more than just genre parody.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat May 25, 2013 1:50 pm UTC

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Dracomax wrote:Also, I don't think this is prehistoric times--prehistoric man would not have known what a castle was, since we hadn't invented it yet. those castles have to have been made by someone who has at least seen representations of castles before. the crenelations are the key, obviously.

That is a good point. (Although they might just be crenelating as a decoration, without awareness of historic connotations.)
But it does seem strange that they know about castles, but not about people living in the hills at walking distance...

I don't know. How many of us have never been to the places near our homes, just because they are near? Ask around here what's a good place to go, and you'll get a very specific answer most of the time. Follow up with, "Have you been there?" And a high percentage of times that answer will be "No." I've done much more exploring away from my home town than nearby. (Plus, I have books, and the internet, so there are a lot of things I know of, without having actually experienced.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sat May 25, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

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Do the people in the hills have familiar markings to Cuegan?

Sounds like it. It seems to indicate that they know how to read/write

Or at least can recognize different types of writing. I can't read Arabic or Hebrew, but I can usually tell them apart.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 25, 2013 1:53 pm UTC

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Dracomax wrote:Also, I don't think this is prehistoric times--prehistoric man would not have known what a castle was, since we hadn't invented it yet. those castles have to have been made by someone who has at least seen representations of castles before. the crenelations are the key, obviously.

That is a good point. (Although they might just be crenelating as a decoration, without awareness of historic connotations.)
But it does seem strange that they know about castles, but not about people living in the hills at walking distance...

I don't know. How many of us have never been to the places near our homes, just because they are near? Ask around here what's a good place to go, and you'll get a very specific answer most of the time. Follow up with, "Have you been there?" And a high percentage of times that answer will be "No." I've done much more exploring away from my home town than nearby. (Plus, I have books, and the internet, so there are a lot of things I know of, without having actually experienced.)

True, very true. I haven't been in a museum or similar in Amsterdam (10 kma away) in many yearsa.
But you might not have been there, you do know about them; while Cuegan knows absolutely nothing about their surroundings.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 25, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ttscp » Sat May 25, 2013 2:21 pm UTC

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Assuming they build a raft, do they go straight across or float back down to the sea(big) and then continue along the shore in search of more rivers(small or medium) which are contributing to the sea(which can do what it wants) rise?

Edit: super noted because I never remember[heresy] which comes first in the canonical footnotes, sea(big) or river(small)[/heresy]
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 25, 2013 2:29 pm UTC

ttscp wrote:
newpixbot wrote:DONGS...
How very uninspired...
ttscp wrote:Assuming they build a raft, do they go straight across or float back down to the seabig and then continue along the shore in search of more rivers which are contributing to the sea rise?

Well, the plan was to cross the river and keep searching, and they haven't said anything about changing those.
That doesn't mean that it'll happen, though: my bet is that they'll get on the raft, and get carried away by the river³, whether they like it or not.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat May 25, 2013 2:35 pm UTC

@ChronosDragon Love The Case of the Little River chapter three!

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... and whether or not the work will achieve any results at all. (If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research!)

mscha wrote: But to be perfectly frank, ‘pancreas’ isn't one of these. (Sorry...) It's a bit too random, I'd like one that has at least something to do this the OTC (or the OTT's interpretation of the OTC).
You do make a good point there.

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That could work as well. But that's an even more alien planet than Mars...
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Turn scripts off. (Or find and disable that particular one). The spoilers are delivered open, and then a javascript closes them all up for you.

As to the raft thing, they are now further upriver. Currents may be an issue.

mscha, who seems to be getting the lions share of the responses today, wrote:...(Since a raft was suggested in here, repeatedly, over the hectonewpix.)
I first read that as "over the helicopter". We haven't seen any helicopters here yet. Hmmmmm.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ttscp » Sat May 25, 2013 2:40 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
ttscp wrote:
newpixbot wrote:DONGS...
How very uninspired...
ttscp wrote:Assuming they build a raft, do they go straight across or float back down to the seabig and then continue along the shore in search of more rivers which are contributing to the sea rise?

Well, the plan was to cross the river and keep searching, and they haven't said anything about changing those.
That doesn't mean that it'll happen, though: my bet is that they'll get on the raft, and get carried away by the river³, whether they like it or not.

The river3 might be smaller and not carry them away. Hmm. For that to be true wouldn't there have to be tributaries feeding into it, which they would have had to cross? Maybe not if the tributaries were all on the other side.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 25, 2013 2:46 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
mscha, who seems to be getting the lions share of the responses today, wrote:...
Well, that's because I'm posting too much. Image Here's another one...
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mscha wrote:(Since a raft was suggested in here, repeatedly, over the hectonewpix.)
I first read that as "over the helicopter". We haven't seen any helicopters here yet. Hmmmmm.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Sat May 25, 2013 2:56 pm UTC

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Whizbang wrote:Maybe this has already been said (I tend to skim, sorry), but the molpyflies/bee-snakes might actually be flying pocket watches...


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Sat May 25, 2013 3:01 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
Also, I don't think this is prehistoric times--prehistoric man would not have known what a castle was, since we hadn't invented it yet. those castles have to have been made by someone who has at least seen representations of castles vefore. the crenelations are the key, obviously.

[sillypedantry]* Sorry, the keyhole-shaped features are arrow slits (specifically oilets) not crenellations [/sillypedantry] :wink:

*Not peasantry, that's something entirely different.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat May 25, 2013 3:11 pm UTC

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Ok, settle up. Who had bets on dialog? rafts? crossing the river?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ttscp » Sat May 25, 2013 3:15 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:
mikro2nd wrote:
Whizbang wrote:Maybe this has already been said (I tend to skim, sorry), but the molpyflies/bee-snakes might actually be flying pocket watches...


(blindposting from 704 ish...)

In a moment of Divine Revelation it has come to me.
These are not snakes, nor are they locusts.
They are Time Flies.


Reposting because nobody replied to this and I find it awesome.


Didn't jjjdavidson say something about time flies like an arrow, or was that just an ambiguous post that I misinterpreted?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat May 25, 2013 3:24 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
ucim wrote:We haven't seen any helicopters here yet. Hmmmmm.
Sure we have. It was even immortalized by Vytron.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Sat May 25, 2013 3:27 pm UTC

I said:
Hey, once this post gets through the mods I'll be at 5 and quoting people on my phone will be a -lot- easier!!!

Or...not? I seem to be missing 2 posts, and one of them was Jabberwocky (whimper)

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