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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Fri May 31, 2013 9:08 pm UTC

Corinne: So I could be a female Adder, venomous but not harmful to humans. Damn. I may be a slow worm but slow worms are not snakes but lizards, and they are tiny anyway. I could be some other varieties as well, for I do not know that much about snakes even though I am one. Hisssssssssssssssssssss.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Fri May 31, 2013 9:08 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
This Webpage wrote:Madagascar is home to more than 80 species of snakes, none of which are overtly dangerous to humans. The island has no adders, cobras, mambas, pythons, or vipers— only boas and colubrids.

Hmm. Perhaps the key word here is "overtly"?

So they're clearly covertly dangerous. Sneakly little guys.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Fri May 31, 2013 9:15 pm UTC

TheMinim wrote:Corinne: So I could be a female Adder, venomous but not harmful to humans. Damn. I may be a slow worm but slow worms are not snakes but lizards, and they are tiny anyway. I could be some other varieties as well, for I do not know that much about snakes even though I am one. Hisssssssssssssssssssss.


You could be Daboialical
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Fri May 31, 2013 9:18 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
TheMinim wrote:Corinne: So I could be a female Adder, venomous but not harmful to humans. Damn. I may be a slow worm but slow worms are not snakes but lizards, and they are tiny anyway. I could be some other varieties as well, for I do not know that much about snakes even though I am one. Hisssssssssssssssssssss.


You could be Daboialical


Corinne: Now that would be awesome.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Fri May 31, 2013 9:23 pm UTC

spamjam wrote:C'mon you molpetologists, let's see some identification pronto!

The only snake I can find that matches the description and is native to Madagascar is the Madagascar ground boa. Although, this one would have to be a little below average in size since it looks to be ~2/3q while the average length of an adult for this species is ~4/3q

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Qalyar » Fri May 31, 2013 9:30 pm UTC

Either Boa madagascariensis or Leioheterodon madagascariensis seem like plausible options to me, with a reasonable match to Cueball's descriptions, appropriate geographic range, and more or less acceptable size. In particular, L. madagascariensis (the Madagascar [giant] hognosed snake) does that lifted-head behavior that triggered the Cuefall.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri May 31, 2013 9:32 pm UTC

ergman wrote:9brownish and blotchy and shiny!

That's what she said.

Of course, of course. Now you can't unsee it. Sorry.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri May 31, 2013 9:35 pm UTC

ergman wrote:
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They see color! :shock:


They saw green a bit ago too, unless its some other meaning of green I'm not aware of. The terrain was probably not new and fresh.


Oh yes, this is true. Though we have discussed before the implication that GLR had established that they could only see in black and white (thus established in an OtherComic for which whose number escapes me). Therefore, I believe the green comment made some many newpix ago registered in my mind, not so much as a statement of color, but as a statement of the density of vegetation which lie ahead.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Qalyar » Fri May 31, 2013 9:39 pm UTC

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They see color! :shock:


They saw green a bit ago too, unless its some other meaning of green I'm not aware of. The terrain was probably not new and fresh.


Oh yes, this is true. Though we have discussed before the implication that GLR had established that they could only see in black and white (thus established in an OtherComic for which whose number escapes me). Therefore, I believe the green comment made some many newpix ago registered in my mind, not so much as a statement of color, but as a statement of the density of vegetation which lie ahead.

I've taken the green bit as confirmation of my thoughts on the location. The west, and especially southwest (in real-world cardinality) parts of Madagascar have been very heavily deforested. Large baobabs were left behind because they had spiritual significance, along with the handful of random tree that got left behind for whatever reason. But as you move inland, toward the Central Uplift, there's been less deforestation and the consequent soil degradation; it is indeed greener as the elevation increases.

And there are more snakes...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri May 31, 2013 9:57 pm UTC

Oh dear. I think we have wiped out Edfel's server or over run his bandwidth. The map isn't available from the usual (DON'T GO HERE http://edfel.atwebpages.com/Time-Map.php or you will just increase the problem.)

Or did it move and I missed the new location.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri May 31, 2013 9:59 pm UTC

Qalyar wrote:Either Boa madagascariensis or Leioheterodon madagascariensis seem like plausible options to me, with a reasonable match to Cueball's descriptions, appropriate geographic range, and more or less acceptable size. In particular, L. madagascariensis (the Madagascar [giant] molpynosed snake) does that lifted-head behavior that triggered the Cuefall.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri May 31, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 31, 2013 10:03 pm UTC

Quick ketchup (No gimmick image? Aww) before I go mow the lawn. Heretical, I know, but maybe I'll see a real life molpy, or a snake! Though with a loud lawnmower and a distinctly low number of snake species in Washington, it's probably not likely :(

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Hmm, the meter's a little off. I think you might have an extra syllable in the fourth line...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri May 31, 2013 10:08 pm UTC

Well Cueball does seem quite up on local molpydom. Time to re-evaluate his mental prowess, perhaps. Or maybe he is just a geek of biology.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Zorin_75 » Fri May 31, 2013 10:12 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Fri May 31, 2013 10:12 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
This Webpage wrote:Madagascar is home to more than 80 species of snakes, none of which are overtly dangerous to humans. The island has no adders, cobras, mambas, pythons, or vipers— only boas and colubrids.

Hmm. Perhaps the key word here is "overtly"?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Fri May 31, 2013 10:12 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:Well Cueball does seem quite up on local molpydom. Time to re-evaluate his mental prowess, perhaps. Or maybe he is just a geek of biology.
He does live there. I would expect he would recognize the different animals and plants around, even if he doesn't know all that much about them.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Fri May 31, 2013 10:13 pm UTC

Well, I think Corinne isn't the same snake as the Time snake now, I think Corinne's developed a new life, body, and personality, so she and I are going to coma. Let's hope she doesn't strangle me in the night.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri May 31, 2013 10:22 pm UTC

My last post got me thinking. I've started to fill in Cueball's geek code as best I can figure. He has appeared in other comics, of course, so you may have additional knowledge to fill this in. Anyone want to have a go, based on this and "other comics"?

I've got this, so far:

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.12
GS dpu s:--- a? PS r++
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------

If you don't know about geek code, you have a lot to learn, kid.

My own is:

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.12
GCS/ED$/M d--@ s+:++ a+++ C+(+++) U* P--- L+ !E W+++ N++ o? K? w--- O- M++ V
PS++(+++) PE- Y++ PGP+ t 5- X-- R- tv b++ DI++ !D G e++++ h--- r+++ z++++
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri May 31, 2013 10:40 pm UTC

Megan's suggested snake species is bothering me. I'm trying to find a Madagascan snake with little spikes (or "horns") above its eyes, and am not having much luck.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Qalyar » Fri May 31, 2013 10:44 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Megan's suggested snake species is bothering me. I'm trying to find a Madagascan snake with little spikes (or "horns") above its eyes, and am not having much luck.

This concerns me, too, there are a ton of horned/spiked snakes worldwide, but, as far as I can tell, none at all in Madagascar. The closest geographically are in Mozambique and South Africa, but I'm sure we'd've noticed crossing the Mozambique Channel... I'm not quite willing to concede victory to the Randallversists, though. It's entirely plausible that Megan is not an expert on the geographic distributions of various snake species, and merely inquired about a visually distinctive (if polyphyletic) group of snakes she's otherwise familiar with.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby shurikt » Fri May 31, 2013 10:49 pm UTC

Qalyar wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Megan's suggested snake species is bothering me. ... Right?


Yup. She just described a sidewinder. How many people (not necessarily with Megan's knowledge of *stuff*) know what snakes are found in the range they're in.

And while I'm wondering things... why are they speaking English in Madagascar, anyway?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Fri May 31, 2013 10:54 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BigDaddy » Fri May 31, 2013 10:58 pm UTC

Obviously they are in Springfield, not Madagascar.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri May 31, 2013 11:01 pm UTC

shurikt wrote:Yup. She just described a sidewinder. How many people (not necessarily with Megan's knowledge of *stuff*) know what snakes are found in the range they're in. <snip>

Good point. But Megan and Cueball aren't really from modern-day first-world society (as far as we know). Considering how little Megan and Cueball seem to know about their world, it seems odd that they would know about specific snakes from ranges other than their own.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri May 31, 2013 11:02 pm UTC

More snake informatONG:

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Off to do more research on the forgetful molpysnakeB!

Edit: Oooh! Oooh! A Calabar Python fits really well, but it's African:
http://www.arkive.org/african-burrowing ... inhardtii/
"The body, head and tail are cylindrical and of fairly uniform diameter, and the small head, which is indistinct from the neck, so resembles the tail that it can be hard to tell which end of the snake is which."

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ace » Fri May 31, 2013 11:17 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Fri May 31, 2013 11:18 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:More snake informatONG:

Image

Off to do more research on the forgetful molpysnakeB!

Edit: Oooh! Oooh! A Calabar Python fits really well, but it's African:
http://www.arkive.org/african-burrowing ... inhardtii/
"The body, head and tail are cylindrical and of fairly uniform diameter, and the small head, which is indistinct from the neck, so resembles the tail that it can be hard to tell which end of the snake is which."

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Hmmm... Stubby on both ends...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri May 31, 2013 11:21 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:My last post got me thinking. I've started to fill in Cueball's geek code as best I can figure. He has appeared in other comics, of course, so you may have additional knowledge to fill this in. Anyone want to have a go, based on this and "other comics"?

I've got this, so far:

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.12
GS dpu s:--- a? PS r++
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------

If you don't know about geek code, you have a lot to learn, kid.

My own is:

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.12
GCS/ED$/M d--@ s+:++ a+++ C+(+++) U* P--- L+ !E W+++ N++ o? K? w--- O- M++ V
PS++(+++) PE- Y++ PGP+ t 5- X-- R- tv b++ DI++ !D G e++++ h--- r+++ z++++
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------


Having seen your code, I decided to redo mine after year of not having even thought about the geek code. I have a feeling it looks wildly different now than it did those many years ago. In fact, while generating the code I realized, I cannot even read it anymore! :(

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.12
GH/L/S/O d+(-)@ s+: a C++>+++$ U--- P L+ !E W@ !N !o K-? w+$ !O- !M- !V PS++ PE- Y+ !PGP t+(++) 5 X R tv b+++@>++++ DI+ D+++ G e++>+++ h--- r+++ y+++
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri May 31, 2013 11:25 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:More snake informatONG:

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Off to do more research on the forgetful molpysnakeB!

Edit: Oooh! Oooh! A Calabar Python fits really well, but it's African:
http://www.arkive.org/african-burrowing ... inhardtii/
"The body, head and tail are cylindrical and of fairly uniform diameter, and the small head, which is indistinct from the neck, so resembles the tail that it can be hard to tell which end of the snake is which."

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Burrowing snake? That may indeed be it. I do believe that the last animated series of the snake incident, do indeed appear to show that the snake disappeared back into the ground. I have not the ability to edit a the frame to indicate exactly where, but I believe that should the snake incident be re-posted, it would be fairly easy to spot where the snake burrows into the ground after scaring Cueball. Follow the edge of the butte to where there is a slight rise, a sharp bump, in the ground. That appears to be where the snake burrow may be.
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Re: 1190: "Time" and this Tribe

Postby CasCat » Fri May 31, 2013 11:43 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Fri May 31, 2013 11:54 pm UTC

Wasn't there a bit of a divide when the Baobabs showed up about whether this was in Madagascar or Africa? Seems to me this weirdo molpysnakebee only being in Africa wouldn't be too much of a problem, then. ;)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:00 am UTC

Yummy! And that's true - it's possible that Randall drew the baobabs based off of photos he saw, not considering the specific kind of baobabs they were. He may have always intended them to be African.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:07 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Yummy! And that's true - it's possible that Randall drew the baobabs based off of photos he saw, not considering the specific kind of baobabs they were. He may have always intended them to be African.

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That seems like a rather big mistake considering how much research Randall has done for comics of similar scope. I don't have any better ideas on how to reconcile the inconsistencies with reality, but I think I'll give the OTA the benefit of the doubt for now.

ETA: "hmm ... " is right Megan, hmm ... indeed
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:08 am UTC

Here's an updated molpy snake⁹ animation. Again, both a regular version and one that highlights the changes.
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It's definitely gone. Either underground (in a molpy snake hole) or simply outside of our 2-and-a-bit-D view.
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Chapter 15 of the Gospel of tman2nd

Postby tman2nd » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:10 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:11 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Yummy! And that's true - it's possible that Randall drew the baobabs based off of photos he saw, not considering the specific kind of baobabs they were. He may have always intended them to be African.

Are you sure you wanna go there? Do you really think it is a good idea to suggest that the GLR is fallible?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:19 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
edfel wrote:(from cartographer I move to apprentice historian)

Well, a lot of us are branching out. I've tried my hand at millinery twice now, for example. And someone other than azule posted the last panorama.
Someone other than me started them, though. I did some hats too, but not for anyone requesting them. Except, myself, I guess. hah. Pikrass and Kieryn did some JS, then me. I, on the other hand, might have been (one of) the first to write a story (Ffoxy's Tale) but it was at the same time (coincidentally) as ucim's papal stories. *shrug*

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:30 am UTC

Curse you, whoever posted that tvtropes link a couple pages back! I've fallen in to the Obvious Trap of TV tropes, with two tabs opening for every one I close! I can't escape!

Edit: Mwa ha ha, now I've passed on the curse!
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