1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:48 pm UTC

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What would your guest opinion review of Time say?

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Steakish research!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:05 pm UTC

For decree:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:13 pm UTC

So cutting! So insightful! I give that review two molpies up.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:56 pm UTC

For decree, see my signature. :mrgreen:

Okay, that's not much of a review, more like a trailer or something.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:02 pm UTC

Tossing firstpost forward.
togg wrote:I immagine that you have speculated (and more than that) about the sexual actraction of the two characters. I'm curious to know what you have managed to reconstruct!

Welcome, togg, Revealer the Recent. Nice to have you here.

Yes, there was speculation about that. I myself, being an old married person, believe that also of Megan and Cue. The comfortable silence they seem to share indicates to me a familiarity not quickly developed.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:11 pm UTC

I'd watch that trailer, NoMouse. :D

Welcome to the thread, togg!
togg wrote: I'm curious to know what you have managed to reconstruct!

For PG audiences, we have this: Image
And for R-rated material, this:
Spoiler:
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There has been much discussion about the Cueball-Megan relationship over the last year and a half.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dan_dassow » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:14 pm UTC

I have been truly fascinated by this thread in addition to the original work that spawned this thread. I’ve pondered two philosophical questions for a few months and especially after Randall received the Hugo Award:

1. There are potentially millions of people who have seen “Time” and this thread. As a result there is a large pool of people who could continue this thread indefinitely. Unless some event, such as Kurzweil’s technological singularity or mass extinction intervenes, how long do you believe that this thread will continue? Would you expect others to continue this thread once the original contributors to this thread are incapable of posting to this thread? If you believe that this will continue indefinitely, what do you believe would be the primary impetus for this thread to continue? If you believe that this thread will eventually cease to have contributions, what do you believe would be the likely reason or reasons for contributions to this thread to cease?

2. If a cultural anthropologist were to study the social dynamics of this thread, what conclusions do you believe that anthropologist would determine? Could a cultural anthropologist truly understand the social dynamics of this thread without becoming a participant? Could a cultural anthropologist participate in this thread without contaminating their results?

3. Have these questions or similar questions been discussed before? Are these questions so inherently self-referential and recursive that they would be difficult to answer?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:16 pm UTC

Heh. I love it when I don't even have to open a spoiler
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Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:23 pm UTC

dan_dassow, those sort of questions seem perfectly suited for the upcoming "sustainable online community" conference featuring the OTT. :)
I imagine question 1 in particular will be a featured topic.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:21 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
togg wrote: I'm curious to know what you have managed to reconstruct!

For PG audiences, we have this: Image
And for R-rated material, this:
Spoiler:
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There has been much discussion about the Cueball-Megan relationship over the last year and a half.
I thought the "R-rated" might have a link... Maybe that would be under NC-17. ;) (American Movie Rating System terms, sorry to non-Americans.)

Welcome, togg! Hi, dan. Perfectly ninja'd reply by BlitzGirl.
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Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:10 pm UTC

HES wrote:Heh. I love it when I don't even have to open a spoiler

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:14 am UTC

Better watch out BlitzGirl - TheMinim is still around!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:15 am UTC

Hi! I meant to post earlier, but there was so much I wanted to respond to, and tis post kept taking longer and longer to write. As it is, I think I'll post now and respond to NP 2124 later.

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ucim, I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on the development of the OTT. We could make a surveymonkey poll asking why people left the OTT and PM it to some of the previously more active basementees, and we'd have more data-y stuff for the conference.
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lmnija'd! (See? It's l-m-n, alphabetically sequential letters...) You didn't owe me anything, but awesomeful submission! :) Now, I owe you one and I owe me one...so one or two? hah!

Well, I think it's easier to get decrees followed if they don't involve work. :) Even if it's fun work, like creating otties or coming up with alternate story lines. I was going to give an outline of my Molpy Hunter story. I have so much of it in my heard. But then I thought, I AM going to write it, and I don't want to give anything away.

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Brilliant!

Thanks for linking to that xkcdsucks article about time, ggh. I see that azule has found that he is an OTTer. I think he would have to be (despite his not knowing that it was a hedgemolpy). He's obviously very comfortable with OTTish. I also thought it was a pretty good article, although I thought this paragraph was kinda lame:

Jon Levi on xkcdsucks wrote:That being said, you don't write a story for the sake of dropping every single piece of your research into it. And that's what I think Randall has done. The extensive journey sections look like they were written simply to show off Randall's knowledge of Afro-European fauna. As a writer, you are not supposed to do this. I think research is a fine way to make your fictional world feel more real, but there is such a thing as overdoing it.

As a writer you're not supposed to do that? I don't really think that's true, any more than I think that Time represents the full breadth of GLR's knowledge of the Zanclean flood or Afro-European fauna.

But I can forgive him because he used awesomeful :D (which also marks him as an OTTer.)

And good luck with costume. You could go with the Charlie Brown ghost costume, which if I remember correctly was a washcloth with eyeholes cut out. But then all the Little Wonder would get would be rocks.
Charlie Brown was really depressing.

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Kid: I want to be (thing I couldn't possibly pull off) for Hallowe'en" Me: "Yeah, maybe you could be that."
time passes
Kid: I want to be (thing I couldn't possibly pull off) for Hallowe'en" Me: "Yeah, maybe you could be that."
time passes
Kid: I want to be (thing I can actually make) for Hallowe'en" Me: "Oh, good idea, you can be that."
time passes
Kid: I want to be (thing I couldn't possibly pull off) for Hallowe'en" Me: "But you're being (thing I can actually make), remember?"

Also brilliant, and hilarious.

Welcome to the OTT, togg! Always so cool to see new faces.
By the way, I think that's an important point about this community. The members made a conscious effort to welcome new OTTers and do their best to help them feel comfortable here.

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I want to second what Ergman said and others said. Don't let this stop you. I'll tell you a story (spoilered for seaishness).
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I didn't start playing percussion till I was in my twenties (although I played other things, could read music, etc.). I had been playing almost a year when my teacher referred me to the local professional theater company to play percussion. I didn't have an audition. I just met with the music director, who gave me the book (the show was Oliver!), and said, "Do you think you can play this?" At that time, most music theater books were hand-written, making them hard to read. And some of the bell and xylophone parts gave me a definite Black Page moment. But I looked at the music and said, "Sure."

I had so much anxiety before rehearsals started, and during rehearsals, and even once the show opened. In facts, for several yips, a few wips before rehearsal would start for a show or other major gig, I would have stress nightmares--I didn't have my music, I couldn't get into the theater, I was in the wrong place. But I kept doing it, and it got better. And it changed my life, and brought me experiences I never would have imagined.

Then, about 6 yips ago, we suddenly lost the instructor for our Musical Theater course, 1 mip before the class started. I said, "I can teach it." So, they hired me. For that mip, and for the first few wips or so of the class, I was freaking out. Hardly sleeping, couldn't eat before the class because my stomach was in knots, stress nightmares. But I did it, and it was a good experience.

I know for some social anxiety can be paralyzing, and it isn't something you can just decide to overcome. But if you're thinking you don't want to go because you think it might be hard for you--just go. Do it. You might feel uncomfortable, nervous, anxious. But you're not jumping out of an airplane. It's not going to kill you. And if you don't take those risks and push yourself out of your comfort zone, you'll miss out on so much. And once you start taking those risks, it gets easier to do.

*puts soapbox away*

On a RELATED note, send thoughts of molpishness so that when I ask my boss if I can take a wip off in Feb or Mar, he says yes.
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What would summon themoonim?

Postby ergman » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:21 am UTC

hopefully that will summon Theminnim.

Dan_dassow:
1) sounds like you should attend the meetup. These are things we plan to discuss, and have, somewhat, throughout the thread. My personal opinion on sustainability is that I probably haven't been alive long enough to determine what that word even means. I don't plan on going anywhere myself though.

2) as for the cultural anthropologists, I think quite a few of us came here with that intent, and ended up going native :P

3) If we keep talking about ourselves, we will never run out of material!
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Welcome Togg! Their relationship reminds me of that of many childrens works, where there is an obvious pairing that always avoids fruition for the sake of whatever tension lies in the preamble.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:49 am UTC

Lots of OutsideH going on this wipend, so just two things to say:

Welcome back home, BlitzGirl! :D

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Go home, hamply, you're drunk.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:52 am UTC

Thanks, ZoomanSP! :D
Steakish castlehatting, ergman.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:52 am UTC

*imagines HES at the pub...*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:32 am UTC

A pint to a hamply would be like the sea1.



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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:43 am UTC

It comes in seas1?

I'm getting one!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:34 am UTC

Just make sure you don't get a Zanclean one.
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Postby Eternal Density » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:48 am UTC

Hi all! Lots of molpish treeishness since my last post, which is especially good since it hasn't been very lONG.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:56 am UTC

Yay! :D

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