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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:36 am UTC

HES wrote:
WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT


Which spurs me to say (aka rant) -- how many gosh-chirping words have Our Friends The Media appropriated to mean "obscene or sexual (or both)" ? Heck, if I write " 2 + 4 = 6" , that's pretty explicit! Or, why does "adult content" always mean boobies, rather than, say, explicit :oops: violence, or even a round-table discussion of the characters' motives in Dead Souls?

Then again, it's a cliche in my family to refer to a certain condiment which has become chirpish here as "mouse turd." Which I guess now could become minimolpy turd. :twisted:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:41 am UTC

soooooo sorry. again.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:46 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:47 am UTC

delete... rats. the forum doesn't let me. sorry sorry sorry
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:49 am UTC

Where the heck is everyone? I accidentally double-double posted! Sorry!!!!


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ChronosDragon wrote:Well, fellow OTTers, I am molpying down for the night. Wish me luck and good health as I go into oral surgery tomorrow, to get my wisdom teeth removed. It should be a fairly straightforward procedure, as there are no complications of any sort and I am told I won't remember a thing. By the by, if I happen to post anything...strange...tomorrow, there may be a good reason for it. We'll see. Until then, molpy down!


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BlitzGirl wrote:In 2008 I upgraded to a Wacom Bamboo Fun with drawing area of 6x8", and noticed the improvement immediately. Less wrist strain, cleaner lines, etc. This was also a good graphics tablet, and I still have it as well. However, it met with a horrific moving accident in late 2011, and gained several etches on its surface. It's still workable, but inconvenient to use.

Could you tell me more about this moving accident? I'm moving soon, and while I still have the box my Bamboo came in, I was thinking about maybe bringing the tablet with me in a suitcase so I can use it during the time that I'll be living in a hotel while looking for a new apartment, instead of leaving it behind for the movers to take to wherever I end up living. So I'm wondering whether being wrapped in clothes would be sufficient to protect it in the suitcase, or I should put the whole big box in the suitcase.

Sure! A suitcase should be fine. What happened to my poor tablet was that it got packed in a moving box with other flat, somewhat fragile rectangular objects of the same size, including picture frames and a mirror. All of the objects were wrapped in bubble wrap, but somewhere en route the mirror shattered, and the shards sliced through the bubble wrap and wreaked havoc on everything else in the box, including the tablet. That's how it ended up with etches in its surface.

Since then I've bought a cheap neoprene sleeve (the kind used for slim notebook computers) and keep the tablet in that whenever I transport it anywhere, whether it's in a backpack to the local library or on a long move (though I keep it in my laptop case or suitcase, no more moving boxes). Sounds like clothes would do the trick, too. As long as you don't have anything sharp in your suitcase, no problem. :wink:


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I errr... saw what you did there.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:55 am UTC

cellocgw wrote:Where the heck is everyone? I accidentally double-double posted! Sorry!!!!


It's quintuple posting. ;-) And all others are baking cookies. All but Blitzgirl. She's almost certainly up to something completely different but wowterful astonishing. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:08 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:Where the heck is everyone? I accidentally double-double posted! Sorry!!!!


I am busy making 2.6 MC/sec and making more time machines and upgrades and stuff.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:39 pm UTC

higgs-boson wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Where the heck is everyone? I accidentally double-double posted! Sorry!!!!


It's quintuple posting. ;-) And all others are baking cookies. All but Blitzgirl. She's almost certainly up to something completely different but wowterful astonishing. :)

Nope, before she coma-ed she was baking cookies to.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:41 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Where the heck is everyone? I accidentally double-double posted! Sorry!!!!


I am busy making 2.6 MC/sec and making more time machines and upgrades and stuff.

I tried it, found it resistible. @cellocgw, you could report the posts and say "accidental double post" or some such, and they'd eventually disappear.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:55 pm UTC

Treeish drawing BlitzGirl! "And they lived happily ever after!"

BlitzGirl wrote:What happened to my poor tablet was that it got packed in a moving box with other flat, somewhat fragile rectangular objects of the same size, including picture frames and a mirror. All of the objects were wrapped in bubble wrap, but somewhere en route the mirror shattered, and the shards sliced through the bubble wrap and wreaked havoc on everything else in the box, including the tablet. That's how it ended up with etches in its surface.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:15 pm UTC

Ongelukje? (accident?)

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I think our hero accidentally chopped an arm off his sister during a simple game of cards.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:55 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:Ongelukje? (accident?)
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I think our hero accidentally chopped an arm off his sister during a simple game of cards.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:55 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I felt like making a sketch. So I made a sketch. Some Time after Time...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:26 pm UTC

It's Thursday (heretical, outside, yadayada boom-de), and I'm sad 'cause it's the one weekday with neither a new comic or a what-if.

Can someone come up with a special name for Thursdays, preferably SFW as well as free of chirpish mustardy words?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:37 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:It's Thursday (heretical, outside, yadayada boom-de), and I'm sad 'cause it's the one weekday with neither a new comic or a what-if.

Can someone come up with a special name for Thursdays, preferably SFW as well as free of chirpish mustardy words?

:cry:


I was thinking the same thing. :( Maybe XKCDammit Day? Or is that too mustardy?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:38 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:It's Thursday (heretical, outside, yadayada boom-de), and I'm sad 'cause it's the one weekday with neither a new comic or a what-if.
Can someone come up with a special name for Thursdays, preferably SFW as well as free of chirpish mustardy words?
:cry:
How about Heavyday. 'cause it's a day where we have to wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:42 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
cellocgw wrote:It's Thursday (heretical, outside, yadayada boom-de), and I'm sad 'cause it's the one weekday with neither a new comic or a what-if.
Can someone come up with a special name for Thursdays, preferably SFW as well as free of chirpish mustardy words?
:cry:
How about Heavyday. 'cause it's a day where we have to wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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cellocgw wrote:It's Thursday (heretical, outside, yadayada boom-de), and I'm sad 'cause it's the one weekday with neither a new comic or a what-if.

Can someone come up with a special name for Thursdays, preferably SFW as well as free of chirpish mustardy words?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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ucim wrote:
cellocgw wrote:It's Thursday (heretical, outside, yadayada boom-de), and I'm sad 'cause it's the one weekday with neither a new comic or a what-if.
Can someone come up with a special name for Thursdays, preferably SFW as well as free of chirpish mustardy words?
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How about Heavyday. 'cause it's a day where we have to wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Whizbang wrote:OTTer Day, the day OTTers observe the One True Command
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Postby Kieryn » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:59 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
Whizbang wrote:OTTer Day, the day OTTers observe the One True Command
I'm Jose, and I approve this message.

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We can wait. But in the meantime... #newslide :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:21 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:We can wait. But in the meantime... #newslide :)

Reminiscent of http://xkcd.mscha.org/viewer/864

I like the animated lights. Treeish!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:28 pm UTC

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cellocgw wrote:Probably too late to suggest this, but: save your extracted teeth, drill a small hole, and string them for a necklace!
(Yes, a certain OTTer, enthralled with the movie "If" , actually did this in his college days.) :oops:
They don't let you take them anymore. Something about "biohazard". While I like the games, I don't see why that means I can't take my teeth. :P

cellocgw wrote:It's Thursday (heretical, outside, yadayada boom-de), and I'm sad 'cause it's the one weekday with neither a new comic or a what-if.
Maybe this is supposed to be User Submission Day. We should fix that by releasing original xkcd-style comics ourselves on Thursday. Problem solved.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:40 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:05 pm UTC

azule wrote:
cellocgw wrote:It's Thursday (heretical, outside, yadayada boom-de), and I'm sad 'cause it's the one weekday with neither a new comic or a what-if.
Maybe this is supposed to be User Submission Day. We should fix that by releasing original xkcd-style comics ourselves on Thursday. Problem solved.


Not a bad idea...:

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Caption text: "America's coffee industry runs on the idea that america runs on coffee."

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[/Heresy]
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Quantum Flash Fiction Competition

Postby ttscp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:11 pm UTC

I saw this in Scientific American and thought otters might want to submit: Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition. According to the web site, "We challenge you to take inspiration from quantum theory to write flash fiction: a short story no longer than 1000 words."

I'm working on a story; given how creative we are as a community, I thought others here might also want to submit.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:15 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
azule wrote:
cellocgw wrote:It's Thursday (heretical, outside, yadayada boom-de), and I'm sad 'cause it's the one weekday with neither a new comic or a what-if.
Maybe this is supposed to be User Submission Day. We should fix that by releasing original xkcd-style comics ourselves on Thursday. Problem solved.


Not a bad idea...:

[Heresy]
Spoiler:
"Social Norms"
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Caption text: "America's coffee industry runs on the idea that america runs on coffee."

On second thoughts... this is terrible! I should stick to OTTifications and obelisk.

[/Heresy]


Nice. Which somehow zaped my alleged brain into coming up with yet another wacked-out idea for bored OTTers : Start OTTifying PHDcomics. Tho' that might be a little like the motto over at suck.com :P
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Re: Quantum Flash Fiction Competition

Postby Kieryn » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:18 pm UTC

ttscp wrote:I saw this in Scientific American and thought otters might want to submit: Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition. According to the web site, "We challenge you to take inspiration from quantum theory to write flash fiction: a short story no longer than 1000 words."

I'm working on a story; given how creative we are as a community, I thought others here might also want to submit.


Cool thanks for sharing that - that is interesting. I might think about writing a submission myself... in any case I'm going to need some topic for my next slide-based story...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:30 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:37 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:Not a bad idea...:

[Heresy]
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"Social Norms"
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Caption text: "America's coffee industry runs on the idea that america runs on coffee."

On second thoughts... this is terrible! I should stick to OTTifications and obelisk.

[/Heresy]

I like it. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:08 pm UTC

@Kieryn: Treeish OtherOtherComic!
@ttscp: Thanks for the heads-up about the flash fiction contest! I might have a go at that...
@Whizbang: Awesomeful OTTercomic - I see it's the one your avatar comes from!

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cellocgw wrote:It's Thursday (heretical, outside, yadayada boom-de), and I'm sad 'cause it's the one weekday with neither a new comic or a what-if.
Can someone come up with a special name for Thursdays, preferably SFW as well as free of chirpish mustardy words?
:cry:
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ETA: Somehow missed this one in the sea of cellocgw posts:
cellocgw wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
azule wrote:That's good. So does this imply that OTTers are left-brained? ;)

I errr... saw what you did there.

If we keep this going from one OTTer to another, is that a chainsaw letter?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Bad Hair Man » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:18 pm UTC

Greetings again from the past. I'm up to page 302 out of 1417 now. Or 21.3% of the way through. I think that's something like half-a-percent of improvement over where I was last time. Progress! :) (Although for all I know I'm asymptotically approaching 25% completion or something, which would bode ill for my ever catching up at all.)

Anyway, this is what's happening in the thread right now:
spamjam wrote:Image
That and some haphazard discussion of making a bible of Time (by writing commentary on or near each comic frame) and then sending a physical copy to Randall, one page at a time.

But my reason for writing to you is the following. A post made April 11, but edited in the future (April 16) to send a message to Blitzgirl the past (I quote only the edit):
elementropy wrote:<temporal edit>

Blitzgirl:
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I hope you are doing well in your quest; we are cheering you on with more and more excitement as you get closer to catching the fast train we're riding into the future! BEAUTIFUL job on the poem, too!

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BlitzGirl wrote:The Time Less Traveled

Two Times diverged in a forum thread:
The Now, and newpages long since made.
But which to wander? In my head
Current posting, the past unread,
Meant I would not be long delayed.

But lack context? I wouldn't dare -
So back into the past I went.
The One True Comic waited there
With newpix left by users fair
And discussions of religious bent.

Both Times that day appeared as just.
I chose the posts that had amassed.
And in Time, I knew I surely must
Re-glimpse the Now that was discussed,
Although by then it would be Past.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere newpix and newpix hence:
Two Times diverged in a thread and I —
I chose the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


That. Is. AWESOME.


Abso-posit-lute-ivly!!!

"Time is amazing, each moment that occurs;
the more I learn of it, the less I know it.
Hail Blitzgirl, of the massive titulars:
Time traveler, inspiration, and poet!"


--Anon

I just want to say, that this poem, long since posted from the perspective of the page on which these words will land, and not yet posted from the perspective of the page on which I currently stand, really is wonderful. Blitzgirl writing to the future, still in the past (I'm not sure just when, but presumably prior to the page I'm currently on, given that elementropy presumably posted it ahead of where she currently was then, so that she would shortly run into it), describing the journey she and I were/are both on, beautifully. It's very poignant, and I am touched. :cry:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:26 pm UTC

Thanks, Bad Hair Man! I wrote that when I was on Newpage 283, not long before your current past location - and it appeared on Newpage 338, so you will hopefully see the original soon. :) (My, the gap between Past and Present was riverish those dips!) I'm glad you enjoyed it. Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:40 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I felt like making a sketch. So I made a sketch. Some Time after Time...
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Eee, baobabish and flutterbeewingish! Image So is the girl Megball's kid, and the boy Beanette and Amtoo's kid? Image Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:46 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I felt like making a sketch. So I made a sketch. Some Time after Time...
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Eee, baobabish and flutterbeewingish! Image So is the girl Megball's kid, and the boy Beanette and Amtoo's kid? Image Image

Thanks! Yes, that was the initial sketch concept: the child of Megan and Cueball and the child of Beanette and Amtoo build a sandcastle together. Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:59 pm UTC

Treeish! And in the background, is that a grown-up LaPetite in the boat? And is that Rosetta and Megball further inland? :)
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Nopixly OSH

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:08 pm UTC

Yes and yes. :)
Top o' the nopix, Time to repost the OSH:
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Re: Nopixly OSH

Postby SBN » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:36 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Yes and yes. :)
Top o' the nopix, Time to repost the OSH:
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What newpix is he from?

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