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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:27 pm UTC
by Valarya
BlitzGirl wrote:By the way, awefulsome manip, nsub1! I want a Monopoly: OTC edition!

Don't remember seeing a Monopoly manip so I went looking for it... but can't find it! My advanced-search-fu is not working this morning and I'd like to see. Someone help.

doctorray wrote:De-lurking to let y'all know that my wife went into labor 10 days ago and my new son was born right before the journey to Rosetta began.

Congrats on the baby cue! :D Here's a cupcake just for you:
Spoiler:
Image


BlitzGirl wrote:Yay!

Image !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of the exclamation points! And she speaks!

mscha wrote:Yay! LaPetite saves the day! Image
The recent few newpix made me so happy I almost Imaged.

Yes. This. And I think we both need a hug. Image

ETA: Mome'd. Use the LaPetite smiley somewhere in your post!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:29 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Valarya wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:By the way, awefulsome manip, nsub1! I want a Monopoly: OTC edition!

Don't remember seeing a Monopoly manip so I went looking for it... but can't find it! My advanced-search-fu is not working this morning and I'd like to see. Someone help.

Did you call Image? She seems to be pretty helpful right about now.
Here it is, made by nsub1:
Spoiler:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:32 pm UTC
by higgs-boson
foilman wrote:New plan ONG...
Spoiler:
Image


" BASICALLY .... RUN! "

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:34 pm UTC
by Valarya
BlitzGirl wrote:
Valarya wrote:Don't remember seeing a Monopoly manip so I went looking for it... but can't find it!

Here it is, made by nsub1:
Spoiler:
Image

Thanks. :oops: I actually did see that but had NO ch*rping idea it was monopoly. I get it now, though. ;) Lol @ how the 40's yurts become the lil properties you place on the board. Awesome job, nsub!

Now you just need to redo it with Image in the car.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:36 pm UTC
by Pikrass
yappobiscuits wrote:
elementropy wrote:Howl's moving castle?

Next ONG...
Spoiler:
Image

As a Ghibli fan, I can't *not* love it. :D

Though when we didn't know yet what it was, it looked more like this: Image

k.bookbinder wrote:ETA: @Yappo I just printed off the board. We need currency and Chance/Community Chest Cards. Perhaps we can all pull together to create these things and post them on the Wiki for all to DL and enjoy! :mrgreen:


Or we could turn it into an online game for us to wait for it between newpix. :D

Redundant:
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:37 pm UTC
by Montov
Prediction:
"Float upwards". And the alt-text will say "Float."

Then we have the OTTification of Eat, Pray, Love: Wait, Run, Float.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:37 pm UTC
by yappobiscuits
k.bookbinder wrote:ETA: @Yappo I just printed off the board. We need currency and Chance/Community Chest Cards. Perhaps we can all pull together to create these things and post them on the Wiki for all to DL and enjoy! :mrgreen:

Yay! Yes we do... as for currency, if you look closer at the board you will see "Collect 200m cupcakes as you pass ONG" Image

Thanks for the list of cards too, that'll come in handy :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
by Angelastic
Am I correct in assuming that one builds sandcastles and then sheds/little houses/fortresses on their properties in monomolpy, instead of houses then hotels? It is of course perfectly natural to build a castle on top of Cuegan's Castle, as Cueball himself showed.

Dialogue prediction: SAIL!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
by ucim
Arky wrote:There was no point in putting Chekhov's Little French Girl on the beach in the first act unless she's going to triumphantly return with a raft in the third act.
This isn't the third act. It's the beginning of the second act. They still have to make it to the top of the mountain while the entire Atlantic Ocean nips their heels. That will be a heroic adventure. But good prediction on La Petite showing up.

Here's one thing that's been bugging me for a long time. "The sea can do what it wants - it's the sea." What is it that the sea had been doing in the past that makes it seem to have such arbitrary and capricious powers? Seems to me it's always been calm, steady and relatively safe, though not very tasty.

Eternal Density wrote:BTW did anyone see my Firefly Online related screenshot a while back?
sure did - loved it. Things moving too fast in the OTT though and I'm hanging on to the outside of the Firefly as it's screaming around the moon!

La Petite wrote:I saw the water was trying to cover your neat castle...
So... the castle is made of trees!. That's why it floats!

yappobiscuits wrote:Good job you're not molpying down JUST yet, because I just finished this...
Spoiler:
OTC Monopoly.png

(Only attached, because it might be a bit seaish to actually embed in a post)
Now that is treeish and castleish! (I can learn the new lingo too!)

Jose

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
by Valarya
Angelastic wrote:Am I correct in assuming that one builds sandcastles and then sheds/little houses/fortresses on their properties in monomolpy, instead of houses then hotels? It is of course perfectly natural to build a castle on top of Cuegan's Castle, as Cueball himself showed.


And eventually you can just turn all your properties into rafts and sail across the whole board. Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:43 pm UTC
by nerdsniped
NetWeasel wrote:<snip> For example, where could you go to find out what the effect of large amounts of water hitting bedrock at a high... rate... of... speed.....
Dammit, the raindrop! http://what-if.xkcd.com/12/
HOW LONG has he been working on this???

I LOL'd.

OK, folks, what is the New Plan? I can think of:

A) Float up Their River. At some point (maybe around the People in the Hills on edfel's map), get off and run, aiming to reconnect with the track Cuegan took on their rush back down. This seems slow, and insufficiently unprecedented. (And everyone kept telling me that going upriver was the wrong direction, which I *still* don't understand. The idea seemed to be that it would force them to backtrack later, but upriver is uphill/north and they want to go uphill/north, so wha?)

B) Head back east along the shore, dragging the boat with them so they can use it to cross the rivers / sea channels. This seems incredibly slow, and wouldn't reconnect them with the 20 who are still up scavenging Hill People leftovers. Wheels would help, but not enough really (especially over sand), and who has time to start mounting wheels at a time like this?

C) Float the boat all the way to the castle? But as has already been discussed, they'd almost certainly lose contact with land at some point and wind up drifting in the newly reconstituted Mediterranean, with no food or means of propulsion.

Megan sure seems confident, though...

ETA: D) Sail through the fourth wall?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:45 pm UTC
by rvloon
Are we now at the point where we cut to a commercial?

Ronald

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:47 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Ugh*, now you've made me afraid that the next newpix will be a blackout or a white-jumpcut. I don't think even LaPetite can save us from those... Image


*steam bottle

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:47 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
odaiwai wrote:
jazz14456 wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:Unless I'm mistaken, forty in base 60 is still forty
unless it's 4 groups of 60, in which case "oh no" is quite pertinent.

4 x 60 = 240
240 + 0 x 6 = 240 + 0 =240
so 4060=24010

No, Megan explicitly said there was "four tens" or "five eights" of them when Rosetta didn't understand "Forty".

That reminded me of something. Back on NP 541, at np M1121 (just before "Maybe it is big enough to fill the sea") there was a conversation about cakes that included many references to "four tens". That's more than 10 wips before Megan used "four tens" to explain forty to Rosetta in M2891. Another piece of evidence that the OTT influences the OTC?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:48 pm UTC
by Valarya
yappobiscuits wrote:Good job you're not molpying down JUST yet, because I just finished this...
Spoiler:
OTC Monopoly.png

(Only attached, because it might be a bit seaish to actually embed in a post)

Image
Just finished my ketchup and saw this. I want to play! (So does Image)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:48 pm UTC
by k.bookbinder
yappobiscuits wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:ETA: @Yappo I just printed off the board. We need currency and Chance/Community Chest Cards. Perhaps we can all pull together to create these things and post them on the Wiki for all to DL and enjoy! :mrgreen:

Yay! Yes we do... as for currency, if you look closer at the board you will see "Collect 200m cupcakes as you pass ONG" Image

Thanks for the list of cards too, that'll come in handy :D


Anyone on the OTT with die-casting skills? We need pieces. The "calssic" pieces are shown below.
Spoiler:
Image


I am thinking, for our MONOMOLPY:

Hedgemolpy
Lucky
Castle
Beanie
Bag
Raft (from original sandcastle)
Bucket

...bit stuck on the last piece.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:48 pm UTC
by nerdsniped
jjjdavidson wrote:<snip> That reminded me of something. Back on NP 541, at np M1121 (just before "Maybe it is big enough to fill the sea") there was a conversation about cakes that included many references to "four tens". That's more than 10 wips before Megan used "four tens" to explain forty to Rosetta in M2891. Another piece of evidence that the OTT influences the OTC?

Or that the OTT has simply reached Infinite Number of Monkeys status.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:49 pm UTC
by adnapemit
Well that was a very long 9 hour ketchup for just one day.( 15 newpages and alot of distractions from the outside)
I want to congradulate EVERYONE who made a prediction of LaPetite saving the day. I also find it a strange coincidence that she arrived shortly after BlitzGirl returned(I believe the original theory of BlitzGirls relation to LaPetite Image came when she appeared after BlitzGirls original quest(I could be wrong since it seems an eternity ago))

Molpy Down
Spoiler:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:50 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Still not Image! Coincidence is just coincidence!

k.bookbinder wrote:<snip>...bit stuck on the last piece.

A hat, of course! :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:51 pm UTC
by yappobiscuits
Angelastic wrote:Am I correct in assuming that one builds sandcastles and then sheds/little houses/fortresses on their properties in monomolpy, instead of houses then hotels? It is of course perfectly natural to build a castle on top of Cuegan's Castle, as Cueball himself showed.

Maybe, but the whole monopoly idea came about from the TENTS looking like the houses... maybe tents for houses and castles for hotels?
k.bookbinder wrote:Anyone on the OTT with die-casting skills? We need pieces. The "calssic" pieces are shown below.
Spoiler:
Image


I am thinking, for our MONOMOLPY:

Hedgemolpy
Lucky
Castle
Beanie
Bag
Raft (from original sandcastle)
Bucket

...bit stuck on the last piece.

Image?
Or a squirpy? A flag?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:52 pm UTC
by rvloon
yappobiscuits wrote:
Angelastic wrote:Am I correct in assuming that one builds sandcastles and then sheds/little houses/fortresses on their properties in monomolpy, instead of houses then hotels? It is of course perfectly natural to build a castle on top of Cuegan's Castle, as Cueball himself showed.

Maybe, but the whole monopoly idea came about from the TENTS looking like the houses... maybe tents for houses and castles for hotels?
k.bookbinder wrote:Anyone on the OTT with die-casting skills? We need pieces. The "calssic" pieces are shown below.
Spoiler:
Image


I am thinking, for our MONOMOLPY:

Hedgemolpy
Lucky
Castle
Beanie
Bag
Raft (from original sandcastle)
Bucket

...bit stuck on the last piece.

Image?
Or a squirpy? A flag?


A meowmolpy molpied down in a hat.

Ronald

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:52 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
To clarify, a beret. Because that's the first hat we saw in the OTC... Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:53 pm UTC
by Pikrass
k.bookbinder wrote:Anyone on the OTT with die-casting skills? We need pieces. The "calssic" pieces are shown below.
Spoiler:
Image


I am thinking, for our MONOMOLPY:

Hedgemolpy
Lucky
Castle
Beanie
Bag
Raft (from original sandcastle)
Bucket

...bit stuck on the last piece.


The hat! We need a hat too!

Edit: severely ninja'd. That was expected.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:54 pm UTC
by jazz14456
What is the link to mscha's pixbot?
xkcd.aubronwood.com hasn't been updating....

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:54 pm UTC
by Valarya
k.bookbinder wrote:I am thinking, for our MONOMOLPY:

Hedgemolpy
Lucky
Castle
Beanie
Bag
Raft (from original sandcastle)
Bucket

...bit stuck on the last piece.

As much as I'd love a LaPetite Image piece, or a Megball Image piece... it makes more sense to keep it objects like the original, huh? In which case I don't think a Beanie would fit. Unless, of course, you're referring to their actual head-wear and not the Beanie person. :P

Bucket, Lucky, Castle = all awesome choices.

I also like the idea of throwing other molpies in the mix, like perhaps a beesnake.

Some suggestions:
A miniature grapevine
A flag

ETA: super ninja'd on the flag... but mini-grapevine is still a go!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:55 pm UTC
by yappobiscuits
Surely the beanie counts as a hat? I took that to mean the hat, not a beanie person...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:57 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Yes, but two hats are better than one! Image Image

jazz14456 wrote:What is the link to mscha's pixbot?
xkcd.aubronwood.com hasn't been updating....

http://xkcd.mscha.org/viewer/1 - substitute any newpix number for the "1" to jump to that frame.
http://xkcd.mscha.org/ - the list of all newpix

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:57 pm UTC
by nerdsniped
OK, an actual prediction: Megan has somehow figured out a way they can keep the platform / castle / boat with them the whole way. She won't have to say bye to it again, and she'll get to show it to Rosetta before Time ends.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:58 pm UTC
by taixzo
k.bookbinder wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:ETA: @Yappo I just printed off the board. We need currency and Chance/Community Chest Cards. Perhaps we can all pull together to create these things and post them on the Wiki for all to DL and enjoy! :mrgreen:

Yay! Yes we do... as for currency, if you look closer at the board you will see "Collect 200m cupcakes as you pass ONG" Image

Thanks for the list of cards too, that'll come in handy :D


Anyone on the OTT with die-casting skills? We need pieces. The "calssic" pieces are shown below.
Spoiler:
Image


I am thinking, for our MONOMOLPY:

Hedgemolpy
Lucky
Castle
Beanie
Bag
Raft (from original sandcastle)
Bucket

...bit stuck on the last piece.


A dilgunnerang, of course!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:59 pm UTC
by yappobiscuits
BlitzGirl wrote:Yes, but two hats are better than one! Image Image

That they are! Image Image

ETA: I like taixzo's dilgunnerang idea!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
by Valarya
taixzo wrote:A dilgunnerang, of course!

Of course! Now I want a dilgunnerang emoticon since we seem to have one for everything else.

Haaaa, and right when yappo was unveiling a beanie smiley! (Or had I missed that one before?) Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
by taixzo
RaftONG!

Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
by foilman
RaftONG coming soon!
Spoiler:
Image

Edit: nicely ninja'd.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:01 pm UTC
by CasCat
Fictioneer wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:<snip> I want a Monopoly: OTC edition!

Good job you're not molpying down JUST yet, because I just finished this...


yappo, that's brilliant!


It's a monopoly board? (All I get is the word "Image". Darned work computer...)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:02 pm UTC
by k.bookbinder
yappobiscuits wrote:Surely the beanie counts as a hat? I took that to mean the hat, not a beanie person...


Right. I was thinking the same. Though, could we have a Beanie and a Beret? Or would that be too confusing as pieces.

taixzo wrote:
...bit stuck on the last piece.


A dilgunnerang, of course!

Yes! :mrgreen:

ETA: I also like the idea of a Squirpy. Perhaps the Squirpy instead of the Hedgemolpy? Or do we already need to work on a 2nd edition with other playing pieces?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:03 pm UTC
by yappobiscuits
CasCat wrote:
Fictioneer wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:<snip> I want a Monopoly: OTC edition!

Good job you're not molpying down JUST yet, because I just finished this...


yappo, that's brilliant!


It's a monopoly board? (All I get is the word "Image". Darned work computer...)

Oh, yeah, it's because I didn't embed the image, just attached it since it's kinda seaish. You'll have to go back to the original post to see it.

ETA: I think the squirpy rather than pricklymolp, because prickly already gets a mention on the board whereas squirpy doesn't ;)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
by Valarya
Are the 20 already on the raft with Image, or standing just outside it still?

eta: Oh hey, Cueball picked up the maps last newpic.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:09 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Okay, Time to coma. Hopefully Image will still be here when I get back.

Molpy down:
Spoiler:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:09 pm UTC
by Eliram
jazz14456 wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:
The Twenty is an estimate, but all the others are exact. But since we've been using "The Forty" without qualms, and twenty is also a nice round number, I see no objection to calling the approximate half of their tribe currently in the hills "The Twenty".


But what if Cueganites use Octal? Or worse, what if, like the ancient Egyptians or Mesopotamians or someone, used Base 60? Makes a huge difference in the number of kinfolk to round up.

ETA - I'm going to coma now; if the blackout was the End of Time I'm gonna have a really lousy breakfast coming up :(
Also to say -- isn't 'wolpy' from "woof" , rather than "wolf-like pet" ?

Have they actually pointed out the number of people in their party right now (8), or 6 - Cuegan?
Not too worried, like we were saying a while ago, its likely that this is made to be a representation, not the actual thing, so that we can read it.

When Rosetta asked Cugan how much is 40, the answer was first 4 time 10 and only then they said 5 times 8.
So they probably use base 10, which is good. They need their thumbs for the rope.

So... when are they going to take all the heavy sand off the raft?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:10 pm UTC
by NetWeasel
taixzo wrote:RaftONG!
Spoiler:
Image
This should work...
The banks will be, by definition, higher than the water at the floodwater's edge. Sleep in shifts, long poles for guidance, when you get to rapids, just
Spoiler:
wait for it.

When you get to the Hill People's Hills, send out a runner to collect the rest of the Forty. If the Forty are too heavy for the boat, half walk, half ride, alternating.

(edit) just cleaning up text