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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:43 pm UTC
by mindonner
bye.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:43 pm UTC
by RudeDude
fatness wrote:
RudeDude wrote:... wait for it.


I suspect we're in for several newpix of the Geraft bobbing about...


Yeah even comparing GW#3090 to current doesn't show any water rise. :-/ Maybe some form of credits will roll. I like that idea. More closure.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:44 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
RudeDude wrote:
fatness wrote:
RudeDude wrote:... wait for it.


I suspect we're in for several newpix of the Geraft bobbing about...


Yeah even comparing GW#3090 to current doesn't show any water rise. :-/ Maybe some form of credits will roll. I like that idea. More closure.

Cueball...............................Cueball
Megan...............................Megan
LaPetite...............................LaPetite

...yeah, I don't know about Time credits...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:44 pm UTC
by edo
mscha wrote:(Title tag still “The end.”, still links to heretical archive.)

If The Lord shines down and says, "This is my son, with whom I am well pleased," It's kind of hard to call him heretical...

Just sayin...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:45 pm UTC
by Zorin_75
edo wrote:
mscha wrote:(Title tag still “The end.”, still links to heretical archive.)

If The Lord shines down and says, "This is my son, with whom I am well pleased," It's kind of hard to call him heretical...

Just sayin...

Would you please change that sig?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:45 pm UTC
by Opiboble
mindonner wrote:bye.

NO NO MORE!!! PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE! We will wait! WHY? BECAUSE THAT WAS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT HANDED DOWN FROM THE GREAT ALT TEXT!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:45 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
edo wrote:
mscha wrote:(Title tag still “The end.”, still links to heretical archive.)

If The Lord shines down and says, "This is my son, with whom I am well pleased," It's kind of hard to call him heretical...

This sort of thing is why there is a mark of Cain.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:46 pm UTC
by jetpac
Opiboble wrote:
mindonner wrote:bye.

NO NO MORE!!! PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE! We will wait! WHY? BECAUSE THAT WAS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT HANDED DOWN FROM THE GREAT ALT TEXT!

Oh good, there's that level of insanity I've come to expect around here :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:47 pm UTC
by Opiboble
jetpac wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
mindonner wrote:bye.

NO NO MORE!!! PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE! We will wait! WHY? BECAUSE THAT WAS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT HANDED DOWN FROM THE GREAT ALT TEXT!

Oh good, there's that level of insanity I've come to expect around here :)

Your welcome :D

PS: NO LEAVING!!!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:47 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
If you try to leave we'll have to rope you up in the basement next to GLR.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
by Dracomax
Well, at least nobody here is so far gone as to suggest that we continue the OTC.



yet.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
by pelrigg
Valarya wrote:
HES wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:On the topic of remaining in this thread or not:

True, but what of ottifications, filks etc that directly relate to this thread? I can't be the only person with works in progress

You weren't. Even though Into the West was perfect enough, as is... I felt the need to filk it something proper for you guys.

So here it is.
Into the West from the LOTR ost
Spoiler:
March on
With your treasured friends
Water is rising
You've come to journeys end
Molpy down
And dream of fellow friends and dwellers
They are crying
From across the thread of Time

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
Meg and Cue will return someday
Safe in each others arms
You're only dreaming

What can you see
In 1190?
Why does the title text hurt?
Across our thread
A new hope rises
The water still moves on the new ONG

And we will turn
toward each other
A light on the Sea (big)
Forever friends

Time fades
Into the world of night
Through molpies dancing
In our memories and filks
Don't say: We have come now to the end
The thread's still calling
You and I will meet again

And we'll be here in our Time
just comaing


I love you all.



Thank you, Valarya Most wowderful as usual. (And the cupcakes
Thank you, BlitzGirl For all the NEAT present presents. And GREAT posts.
Thank you, mscha, for newpixbot, the viewer and the molpy gifs
Thank you, jjjdavidson
Thank you, ucim
Thank you, HAL9000
Thank you, Opiboble
Thank you, yappobiscuits
Thank you, Dracomax
Thank You To ALL of you for the first part of this WOW journey!

What was the last count I saw? 1175 posters, Thank you all.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
by mscha
We made it into a blog that I've never heard of...
http://readwrite.com/2013/07/26/xkcd-ti ... to-the-end

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
by Red Hal
Let the short stories and fan fiction begin.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Dracomax wrote:Well, at least nobody here is so far gone as to suggest that we continue the OTC.



yet.

That's because we got a new newpix. Wait until Time really ends...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
by Opiboble
Dracomax wrote:Well, at least nobody here is so far gone as to suggest that we continue the OTC.



yet.


THATS A GREAT IDEA!!!

Who is good at drawing trees? I can do stick bodies pretty darn well!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:50 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Opiboble wrote:
jetpac wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
mindonner wrote:bye.

NO NO MORE!!! PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE! We will wait! WHY? BECAUSE THAT WAS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT HANDED DOWN FROM THE GREAT ALT TEXT!

Oh good, there's that level of insanity I've come to expect around here :)

Your welcome :D

PS: NO LEAVING!!!

Indeed. I recommend we not neglect the rest of the forum, either. There's so many excellent thinkers here, it would be a shame if we scattered or even kept our focus on one, now-unchanging ( :cry: ) thing.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
by Caswallon
Did anyone notice that the comic ended?

Or the Alt-text?

Or the JavaScript?

Or the water (coffeesemencancerbabies)?

And the saddest little goodbye ever....

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
by Red Hal
Faid will welcome you.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
by Opiboble
BlitzGirl wrote:If you try to leave we'll have to rope you up in the basement next to GLR.

Darn toot'n we will!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
HAL9000 wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
jetpac wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
mindonner wrote:bye.

NO NO MORE!!! PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE! We will wait! WHY? BECAUSE THAT WAS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT HANDED DOWN FROM THE GREAT ALT TEXT!

Oh good, there's that level of insanity I've come to expect around here :)

Your welcome :D

PS: NO LEAVING!!!

Indeed. I recommend we not neglect the rest of the forum, either.

There's a forum? You must be joking.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
by mscha
I Image y'all too, but I'm not ready for byes, not by a long shot. So I'm not gonna.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
by Opiboble
Caswallon wrote:Did anyone notice that the comic ended?

Or the Alt-text?

Or the JavaScript?

Or the water (coffeesemencancerbabies)?

And the saddest little goodbye ever....


Don't forget, you cant leave, BlitzGirl and I will tie you up next to GLR.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
by HES
mindonner wrote:bye.

I was just about holding on, until this. Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
by HAL9000
BlitzGirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
jetpac wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
mindonner wrote:bye.

NO NO MORE!!! PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE! We will wait! WHY? BECAUSE THAT WAS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT HANDED DOWN FROM THE GREAT ALT TEXT!

Oh good, there's that level of insanity I've come to expect around here :)

Your welcome :D

PS: NO LEAVING!!!

Indeed. I recommend we not neglect the rest of the forum, either.

There's a forum? You must be joking.

Well, what else would OTF stand for? One True Fruitcake?

Also:
Red Hal wrote:Faid will welcome you.

Hm? Let's do some research...
Wikipedia wrote:Faid is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Cochem, whose seat is in the like-named town.

Let's all move to Germany, I guess.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
lmjb1964 wrote:Why on earth would we want to start limiting postings to on-topic NOW?

keithl wrote:
nsub1 wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I'm sorry, y'all. I didn't realize that breaking 2000 posts would also end the One True Comic. :cry:
It's not your fault, BlitzGirl - we all ended Time by breaking 50000.
No, the xkcd.com hard drives are 100% full, due to the OTT. GLR had to sell his house to pay for the overage. The bank just repossessed his drawing board and scanner. Thus ends Time, and the One True Thread, and xkcd itself.

I hope you are proud of yourselves. :-(

Ha! Thanks, keithl and lauramaejunebug for a couple of genuine grins in the middle of heartbreak. Love you! :)

Valarya wrote:Even though Into the West was perfect enough, as is... I felt the need to filk it something proper for you guys.

So here it is.
Into the West from the LOTR ost
Spoiler:
March on
With your treasured friends
Water is rising
You've come to journeys end
Molpy down
And dream of fellow friends and dwellers
They are crying
From across the thread of Time

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
Meg and Cue will return someday
Safe in each others arms
You're only dreaming

What can you see
In 1190?
Why does the title text hurt?
Across our thread
A new hope rises
The water still moves on the new ONG

And we will turn
toward each other
A light on the Sea (big)
Forever friends

Time fades
Into the world of night
Through molpies dancing
In our memories and filks
Don't say: We have come now to the end
The thread's still calling
You and I will meet again

And we'll be here in our Time
just comaing

I love you all.

Randammit, I couldn't resist opening this. The heartbreak is winning, at least for now. I love you too, Valarya.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
by Roia
Delurking. I've been following for ages but not logged in and I've loved watching this thread develop. It's been so much fun... I feel so weird right now; the world is all going on around me and I feel like my world just changed dramatically, the way it does when you finish beautiful book... :(

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
by Kieryn
viewtopic.php?p=3366053#p3366053

Kieryn wrote:
unreal37 wrote:We're up to 1600 newpix by the way.

It seems we've stopped speculating when it's going to end. Is Randall going to keep this going for years? Or is there a significant date or frame number he is planning to stop on? What is the current state of the bets on this?

I had a strange thought today. What would happen if it just ended? Suddenly. "The End". Unlike a two hour movie, or a 30 hour book, even a once per week TV series, so many people have spent countless hours (14,000 posts?) every day, analyzing a comic to a pixel level. Inventing names for things that aren't there - molpy's. Speculated to infinity about where this story is going, what does Time mean, and why are we waiting for it. If it ended badly - without significant explanation of what it all means - what would happen? How deeply unsatisfying would that be?

(Heresy).

Anyways, just thinking out loud. Glad to see so much conversation between Cuegan in the recent few OTCs.


Did anyone else play the game The Longest Journey, and then the sequel Dreamfall? Dreamfall ended with lots of plot holes remaining wide open and in the last 5 minutes of the game opened lots more. Then for years it seemed like no sequel was going to be made... it was... kind of devastating when we were so invested in the plot and characters only to find you will never really know the answers. As it turns out now, there is another sequel finally in development, but at this point my expectancy and investment has faded.

Time fades all things, good or bad. I am presently invested in a story and a community and it makes me feel good. But it is an important lesson to remember that nothing in the real world other than stories have a true end. It never comes. Things fade in and fade out and that's all there is. Love whatever-it-is when it is there, and share that with someone. That's what we are all doing here. That is what this is about.

On topic: Megan's hypothesis "We can answer any question" is an interesting one. I think in the outside, we kind of know that both philosophically and scientifically this is a false hypothesis; there are questions that cannot be answered. Does this highlight Megan's naivety? Cueball has frequently been portrayed as the naive one, but this comment by Megan I think highlights the most important lesson so far for both us and Cuegan. Until now, most of the comic had seemed kind of random to me. I knew that is wasn't because obviously it has been bestowed to us by GLR himself. But now I am really starting to feel inklings of his message here. I still question whether when he started having them make sandcastles he knew what he was going to say. I have a suspicion that the sandcastle era was a way for him to run the experiment, measure the reception/reaction and then formulate a story that conveys a more meaningful message to us.

Part of me longs for the time when Randall can talk openly about the whole thing, and we will have an idea about what he was really thinking as he created it. But that is also a time when this community will most likely have begun to fade and so I also dread that time. I fall back on my One True Directive: Love and share.


When the time of grieving ends, will we wake up and realize that it is but Randall's time of waiting and watching that has ended?

His Time, not ours.

We now enter the beginning of our Time. Our creating, our doing, our being, our loving, our sharing.

For all its mustards and it's molpies the OTC has deeply inspired me. Above all, it has shown me a completely new way to create and to share a story. I love the new technique and I am dying to give it a try. There is so much I have wanted to do over the past 4 months, but I have been too busy at work; too occupied with my kids and family; too captivated by the mystery and suspense and wonder of the OTC and of course, you guys.

Well the OTC grew and became part of me.
And now it has left a void.
A void that must be filled.
And it will be filled.

I am arriving back in New York on Sunday.
My work-play-life balance will stabilize over next week.
And my website's alt-text will become:

Spoiler:
Wait for it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:55 pm UTC
by jetpac
Randall-dangit, and now it's the end of the day, and I have to go home, where I'll have friends waiting who know nothing of the OTT and its ways. I'm gonna come back on Monday and have 20 NP to blitz through with (potentially) nary a frame to be seen. How is it that I only ever ketchup with this thread on Fridays at 5:30?

I suppose what this really means is that I'll become a productive worker again...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:56 pm UTC
by Opiboble
Roia wrote:Delurking. I've been following for ages but not logged in and I've loved watching this thread develop. It's been so much fun... I feel so weird right now; the world is all going on around me and I feel like my world just changed dramatically, the way it does when you finish beautiful book... :(


One with an ending you saw coming, but you dreamed that it would just go on, just to see the lives that they continued to live, even if they were dull and boring like my own.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:56 pm UTC
by Ebonite
One last OTTification. (It seems appropriate NOT to finish this one all the way...)

"The End of All Time"
(To the tune of "The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis)

Why does the forum keep growing?
Why do we all post again?
Don't we know it's the end of all Time
'Cause OTC has reached The End?

Why do we keep asking questions
(With) answers that we'll never see
Don't we know it's the end of all Time
It ended way too soon for me. . .

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:57 pm UTC
by asmodai
That felt SO abrupt.

All the talk of People In The Hills. The potential tie-in of the other castle being a thematic bookend to their sand castle.... I just. I dunno.

This feels wrong.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:57 pm UTC
by Charm Quark
On the bright side, now we have time to give it the full xkcd.com/915 treatment! I'm going to start making my own top-10 frame ranking.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:59 pm UTC
by edo
Zorin_75 wrote:
edo wrote:
mscha wrote:(Title tag still “The end.”, still links to heretical archive.)

If The Lord shines down and says, "This is my son, with whom I am well pleased," It's kind of hard to call him heretical...

Just sayin...

Would you please change that sig?

I must spread the Word handed down from the Creator of Time.

In other news, Hat's off to:
Mscha: for being the Keeper of Time
Keiryn: for the data
AubronWood (whatever his name is on this site): for a nice interface
BlitzGirl: For reading it all
Davidy22: for keeping the otherWiki afloat
Edfel: for mapping
sciscitor: for treemapping
newpixbot: you never missed an ONG
HAL9000: for being the voice of reason, at least when you've had enough sleep
buffygirl: so long, and thanks for the hats (not for me, of course, who's ever heard of a tree wearing a hat?)
jjjdavidson: for graphs and other stuff
Flado, lmjb1964, my fellow western paradoxisisxists
Yappo: sONGs!
HES: for the work he has done on the OTW
geekwagon: for difference frames
Helper, cmyk, and all those who have gone before us

...

(I'll be editing this post as I go...)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by asmodai
And, you know... the biggest question of all, at least for me:

Why was it called "Time"?
Was that a simple way of making sure people cottoned on to the fact that the frame would change?

I expected something different. Metaphor, theme, allusion... just.. not nothing.


I mean, it was a great ride. It really was. But I can't not pick this nit.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by Pikrass
ONG! Oh, it feels so good to say that!
Image

WavONG goodby

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by CasCat
Spoiler:
Image


Ninja'd.

(I'll miss saying that.)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
BlitzGirl wrote:If you try to leave we'll have to rope you up in the basement next to GLR.

So, BG, have you already ottified http://xkcd.com/360/ and I just missed it?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:01 pm UTC
by free-bee
I predict more comic. The next frame will be the same scene, but with the text, "LOL, JK". Just one more minute.

*mid-post edit*
It's not loading!

*post-post edit*
Nevermind.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:01 pm UTC
by Charm Quark
edo wrote:
Zorin_75 wrote:
edo wrote:
mscha wrote:(Title tag still “The end.”, still links to heretical archive.)

If The Lord shines down and says, "This is my son, with whom I am well pleased," It's kind of hard to call him heretical...

Just sayin...

Would you please change that sig?

I must spread the Word handed down from the Creator of Time.

In other news, Hat's off to:
Mscha: for being the Keeper of Time
Keiryn: for the data
AubornWood (whatever his name is on this site): for a nice interface
BlitzGirl: For reading it all
Davidy22: for keeping the otherWiki afloat
Edfel: for mapping
...

(I'll be editing this post as I go...)


Do change the sig though...this would be so sad for the blitzers :(