I am here in the present, at least I don't think I'm in the basement, I never said I was leaving,
which is interesting, since I was one one of the earliest proponents of a never ending OTT, or at least one that would go on comfortably, if not for a thousand lifetimes, at least for long enough to outlive many of us otters, not counting Neil,
which is ironic, since I was also one of the earliest members of the endianE
church of the OTC, even unto predicting the newpix on which it would end (give or take a few hundred),
but the OTC is the product of oneG
, where the OTT is a product of many:
Who, in a thousand lifetimes, would predict that there would be a game based on the OTC?
Or that ottifications would continue and be the first place I and others would see the other comic?
Or that the punsaw would actually increase the frequency of puns?
You might have been able to predict based on fanfiction, that Time after Time, would appear.
Or that old otters would stop by, just to wish us greetings during this season.
That we are the top, means that in addition to former otters being pulled back by the warmth they found here,
we attract new otters from the rest of the foraN
perhaps not as many as when the comic was up,
but, we also have the HotDog, generating another curious trickle.
I would call it an otter core that maintains the flow, but the core keeps changing
when BlitzGirl is temporarily sidelined (oh so rarely), there is yappo,
when yappo is not singing, there is Eternal Density,
when the Outside gets too heavy for ED, there are azule, Zooman, lmjb1964, HES, SBN,
the dragons (chronos, aluisio, dracomax),
the bots (mrob, balthasar - based more on prolificity of output than mechanical nature of posts),
the returnees and newblitzers (MistyCat, pelrigg),
and through it all ucim puntificates on everything, and mscha or the newpixbot keeps posting
no matter who creates the mystery ongs.
Will we maintain the flow a thousand lifetimes? Perhaps not -
everything must end, even the universe, even our galaxy, sun and earth,
beside which durations our alloted time is small -
but for the OTT to continue more than a year or two, easy.
I give it ten years at least, by which time I'll be oldO
but still here, Inside in the present.
Speaking of greetingsG
, I will add mine
to the list.
A little late, for Christmas, more on time for New Years, but warmly felt all the same.