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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
by AnotherKevin
A bucket, afloat in the sea, which is big (and can do what it wants).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:05 pm UTC
by BytEfLUSh
Oooh, such an exciting time to ketchup! That must be a sea, and that's probably a bucket.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by Rule110
It looks like a floating bucket to me.

The bucket from the sandcastles? LaPetite (or someone else) would have to have untied it from the rope.

The bucket from the hut? That would be much more dire, and we could only hope that the dusty glinty (survey-y?) people have an ark or a spaceship ready.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by HereBeUnmappedBits
AnotherKevin wrote:A bucket, afloat in the sea, which is big (and can do what it wants).


I think we've seen this before.
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
by mscha
It doesn't look like we're looking at the original beach scene from the same camera angle:
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Edit: and I was planning to coma early tonix...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
by Ximenez
mscha wrote:Poor Randall. We've pretty much thought of every possible scenarion, so now He'll have to come up with something else in the next 33/60 newpix. Image
He did!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:08 pm UTC
by trolleypup
Eeep!

*'Pupwolpy shakes head*

*sniffs at abrupt frames*

*sits up, one ear cocked*1

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:09 pm UTC
by BytEfLUSh
Prediction: LaPetite is in the bucket and wants go to a place with mommies. It turns out Megan is her mommy and Cueball is her daddy. And they lived happily ever after. :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Huh. This is an interesting newpix to come back to. Kudos to whoever predicted a transition.

ETA:
This reminds me a lot of frame 972, which I just mentioned, but the base level of the semencoffeecancerbabiesonice is much higher:
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:11 pm UTC
by pelrigg
It takes me too long to post pictures as proof, but comparing frame 930 in preview to this one; the water level (if that's what it is) is lower than the lower cross bars of the scaffolding.
That doesn't mean it hasn't been washed away.

{The return of "Bucket boy"?}

EDIT TO ADD:

Talk about ninja-rama in the ten or so minutes it took me to hunt-and-peck this post.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
by patzer
This might be land, not water.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
It should be easy to tell if it's water by next newpix; the surface will ripple.

...Assuming next newpix isn't solid black, or something ε like that.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:17 pm UTC
by Rule110
mscha wrote:It doesn't look like we're looking at the original beach scene from the same camera angle:
Image


Uh, yeah, it kinda does. (Of course there's no way to tell for sure at this point.)

I wouldn't expect the platform to survive being flooded to nearly 2 cue depth.

And I could be wrong about the rope. I'd expect if the rope were still tied to the bucket it would be tangled in some of the timbers, but if it worked free instead the rope could just be hanging down into the water.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
The bucket is the right size to match the one used in the construction of the Sandcastle. It's not exact, the original is a bit smaller when overlaid directly, but it's very close.
The bucket on the right is the first one, tipped to match the angle of the one in the current newpix:

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Redundant:
Spoiler:
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Keywords: bucket, size, comparison, construction, pail, bukkit, BGUM

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:25 pm UTC
by AnotherKevin
BlitzGirl wrote:It should be easy to tell if it's water by next newpix; the surface will ripple.


It doesn't have to ripple. It can do what it wants.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:27 pm UTC
by ucim
(in BlitzGirl's redundant spoiler metadata): redundant25.png (74.57 KiB) Not viewed yet

I viewed it twice. Even refreshed. What am I, chopped molpy? :)
AnotherKevin wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:It should be easy to tell if it's water by next newpix; the surface will ripple.
It doesn't have to ripple. It can do what it wants.
True dat!

Jose

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:28 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Poor ucim the chopped molpy.

AnotherKevin wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:It should be easy to tell if it's water by next newpix; the surface will ripple.

It doesn't have to ripple. It can do what it wants.

This is true. The original Sea did not ripple...but, it was perfectly flat.
We have since seen rivers and killcricks that ripple, however.

So, options:
1) This is not water, but bumpy land, as usual.
2) This is water, but not the Sea, which is flat.
3) This is water, it is the Sea, which is now rougher than before.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:29 pm UTC
by mscha
Rule110 wrote:
mscha wrote:It doesn't look like we're looking at the original beach scene from the same camera angle:
Spoiler:
Image

Uh, yeah, it kinda does. (Of course there's no way to tell for sure at this point.)
I wouldn't expect the platform to survive being flooded to nearly 2 cue depth.

Yeah, good point. But how will we ever find out?

Since I'm on a roll*, here's a new prediction: after looking at the sea for maybe 2 more newpix, we'll blitzfade back to Cuegan. So, the whole purpose of this exercise was to answer Megan's question wondering: “Our poor castle. I wonder what's left of it.”

*: well, a roll... 1 prediction more or less correct after a few dozen incorrect ones.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:32 pm UTC
by pelrigg
Prediction*: Next newpic another bucket will float into view; then a few more; then about 20 newpix from now LaPetite will follow, franticly paddling a rowboat (with a bunch of other folks in it on a three hour tour.)

*("Hey, Rocky watch me pull a molpy out of my hat!")

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:33 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
If we do blitzfade back to Cuegan (fun word, I like it!) I wonder if any Time will have elapsed on their end - if they will be nearer to the supposed people than when we last spotted them.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:36 pm UTC
by Ximenez
BlitzGirl wrote:So, options:
1) This is not water, but bumpy land, as usual.
2) This is water, but not the Sea, which is flat.
3) This is water, it is the Sea, which is now rougher than before.

4) This is the roof of a building in Dusty Glinting People's City. The camera is panning through the city at roof height. That's why the previous NP was white: no building! The Dust is sort of missing, though. Oh, and the Glinting. And the People. Oh, well...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
People who live in glass houses?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:38 pm UTC
by buffygirl
mscha wrote:BlitzGirl, it appears your Polish copies of both versions of your Boom De Yada are missing! All links give “404 Not Found.”

Spoiler:
The links I have (under Related Links on my list page) are:

We Love the Thread of Time
regular: http://vpx.pl/i/2013/04/30/WeLoveTheTimeThread.png
large: http://vpx.pl/i/2013/05/06/TimeThreadLarge.png

We Love the Thread of Time Too
regular is a forum link (still works)
large: http://vpx.pl/i/2013/05/25/BoomDeYadaLargeSize.png
huge: http://vpx.pl/i/2013/05/25/BoomDeYadaHugeSize.png


ETPDP:
tman2nd wrote:Ok. I was hesitant because other parts of the wiki are using geekwagon's numbers.

I wouldn't use the current Geekwagon numbers anywhere, because those are almost certainly going to change. Either he'll add the four missing meteor frames within the sequence, or he'll remove the one meteor frame that he has.
(I mailed him a couple of icositetranewpix ago about the missing meteor frames. Haven't heard back, and he hasn't changed anything yet.)

Everytime I see BlitzGirl's Present presents, it makes me so happy!!

pelrigg wrote:Ong just ONG
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edit
And we are WHERE???????????????????????

Ok, catching up from just a page behind but .... WTF??????

libra wrote:Is this all that's left of the castle?

Spoiler:
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OOoh, good theory! I don 't think so - doesn't look right, doesn't have the slope to the water, but a good stretch of our expectations!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
There's also another bucket we've seen - the one at the raptorcat attack location:
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:48 pm UTC
by buffygirl
For the record, my first impression was land, not sea. And to me, although the size of the object is correct for The Bucket (or maybe A Bucket) - per BlitzGirl's image - the object just doesn't really look like a bucket to me.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:53 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
To me the shape evokes that of a bucket, specifically the carrying handle folded down in that way. (I'm thinking of how the one at the attack site looked before Cueball picked it up.) The angle of it in the newpix suggests it's partially buried or submerged, depending on what we're looking at.

But we've only seen one frame. Only Randall knows for sure.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:55 pm UTC
by mscha
I do think it's the sea, maybe not in the same spot that the beach used to be, but further offshore. That might explain the rippling.
The bucket probably drifted off.

The surface is pretty horizontal, aside from a bit of ripple/wave action:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:59 pm UTC
by ZoomanSP
mscha wrote:
Rule110 wrote:
mscha wrote:It doesn't look like we're looking at the original beach scene from the same camera angle:
Spoiler:
Image

Uh, yeah, it kinda does. (Of course there's no way to tell for sure at this point.)
I wouldn't expect the platform to survive being flooded to nearly 2 cue depth.

Yeah, good point. But how will we ever find out?

Since I'm on a roll*, here's a new prediction: after looking at the sea for maybe 2 more newpix, we'll blitzfade back to Cuegan. So, the whole purpose of this exercise was to answer Megan's question wondering: “Our poor castle. I wonder what's left of it.”

*: well, a roll... 1 prediction more or less correct after a few dozen incorrect ones.

I hope that this prediction is correct. Otherwise, I predict LaPetite will sit in the bucket, but I don't know whether she will cite OtherComic #1.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:00 am UTC
by madock345
My first impression was that it was water, this made enough sense to me that I was actually surprised to see people thought it was land.

Also: Damn is this a huge comment thread, I'm so glad I finally had the idea to come see the forum topic on it,

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:00 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Wave actiONG:

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Welcome, madock345!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:02 am UTC
by BytEfLUSh
So, shore is to the left of the pix, since waves are getting higher, right? It may as well be the same angle we've seen in Act I.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:03 am UTC
by mscha
Yeah, it's sea and waves/ripples.
Image

The only other option I can think of, is that we rotated 180 degrees around the bucket and are looking at it from the other side. But that seems unlikely.

Edit: so, how many bucket frames do y'all think we're gonna get? I say 42.
Edit2: welcome, madock345! This thread isn't that big, it's only about 0.4 page per comic frame. Pretty much every single xkcd comic has a higher ratio. Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:05 am UTC
by BytEfLUSh
I'm hoping for 6 more frames of bucket so I can discover something new when I de-coma. :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:06 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
I think that we're going to get enough newpix for the bucket to traverse the frame from left to right.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:07 am UTC
by pelrigg
Okay so the bucket is rocking, but not moving?

(Yes, I deleted my ninja'd ONG for our sharp-eyed viewers. I had to check and make sure the hash had changed.)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:07 am UTC
by ZoomanSP
A quick comment I almost forgot in the latest excitement:
ucim wrote:
mscha wrote:
Spoiler:
Yay, new Acts! And with an unexpected twist!
Hilarious! Image

And a happy 700th post, Jose!
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Thanks mscha! 700 posts - hmmm. Almost half of them right here. And gee, it is true what they say - if you can think it, there is cake on it.
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:08 am UTC
by BytEfLUSh
BlitzGirl wrote:I think that we're going to get enough newpix for the bucket to traverse the frame from left to right.


I haven't visited a sea for around 5 heretical years, but doesn't junk always end up on the shore?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:09 am UTC
by k.bookbinder
OK, so it is the sea. And it has risen nearly 2 cue in height? That's more than a drastic rise, that's more like a tsunami, albeit perhaps a slow one.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:10 am UTC
by SBN
BytEfLUSh wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I think that we're going to get enough newpix for the bucket to traverse the frame from left to right.


I haven't visited a sea for around 5 heretical years, but doesn't junk always end up on the shore?


Not always, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:11 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
The Sea giveth, and the Sea taketh away. The junk might not end up on the same shore it came from.

Good example: don't leave a boat untied on the beach overnight. It might not be there the next dip.