1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:18 am UTC

rivulatus wrote:And if he did draw it in advance what if disaster strikes and something goes wrong, would he have to re-do the comics?

Clearly the only solution is to draw out ALL possible scenarios in advance, and then choose to display the drawings that most follow the chain of actual events.

No wonder we haven't had a sequel to Time yet.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby owneroperator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:18 am UTC

rivulatus wrote:
Arky wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:This is probably the most Time-y comic since Time, so we're quite excited about it.


I wonder if the OTR drew this one in advance, or if he is livedrawing it along with the landing.

If the latter, well, it just got a "go" on the fourth go/no-go call so he's not going to end up drawing a frame with "you will not go to space today" in it and finishing the comic in a rather anticlimactic fashion.

And if he did draw it in advance what if disaster strikes and something goes wrong, would he have to re-do the comics?


maybe he's drawn a few story lines to cover that...

Edit: Ah, yeah... what BlitzGirl said.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:19 am UTC

I want to watch the deleted scenes, particularly the one where a leopard crashes into Rosetta and diverts it off-course.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:20 am UTC

We are go for separation!

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 am UTC

And in a surprise twist (and deviation between comic and reality), the "separation" in the comic refers to the separation of the two chunks of the comet!

Alt-text is still reading "..."
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Arky » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:25 am UTC

taixzo wrote:We are go for separation!

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:25 am UTC

Rosetta is happy!!

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:27 am UTC

Well, she and Cueball are apparently in a very intimate position.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby teelo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:27 am UTC

Oh no... not another Time comic. :/

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby rivulatus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:31 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
rivulatus wrote:And if he did draw it in advance what if disaster strikes and something goes wrong, would he have to re-do the comics?

Clearly the only solution is to draw out ALL possible scenarios in advance, and then choose to display the drawings that most follow the chain of actual events.

No wonder we haven't had a sequel to Time yet.

So what happens to all the senarios that don't happen.
I would be excited for a deleted scene's reel.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:31 am UTC

teelo wrote:Oh no... not another Time comic. :/

Oh, no, this one's better - we get updates six times as fast!
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:32 am UTC

Blitz report: NP 1 to 4:
Excitement is high, and the Javascript has been noticed.
Hashes are being collected and references to Time and characters therein have been made frequently.
Much description of what is depicted in the images has been provided, which is fortunate since I'm stuck browsing with all images disabled so as to avoid running out my internet allotment for the month.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:32 am UTC

Rosetta isn't happy anymore
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:32 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
teelo wrote:Oh no... not another Time comic. :/

Oh, no, this one's better - we get updates six times as fast!


Or twelve times as fast if you're looking at the later Time panels!

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby saengerbeatle » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:33 am UTC

Well, there goes my productivity.
I wanted to be all porductive today but now I gonna inform myself about Rosetta and keep refreshing the page.
It will be like Time all over again! :D

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:34 am UTC

Eternal Density, I think you win the record for earliest blitz report posted in a thread.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:36 am UTC

Time until lander separation: 1 hour.

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saengerbeatle wrote:Well, there goes my productivity.
I wanted to be all porductive today but now I gonna inform myself about Rosetta and keep refreshing the page.
It will be like Time all over again! :D


Did you notice the Javascript? It does the refreshing for you!
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby owneroperator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:37 am UTC

taixzo wrote:Time until lander separation: 1 hour.




no more updates til then?

Edit: he'll probably change the time to 55 mins, 50 mins...

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:40 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Eternal Density, I think you win the record for earliest blitz report posted in a thread.

It's up to you to try beating the record next Time.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:40 am UTC

owneroperator wrote:
taixzo wrote:Time until lander separation: 1 hour.




no more updates til then?

Edit: he'll probably change the time to 55 mins, 50 mins...

You are correct:
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:40 am UTC

owneroperator wrote:
taixzo wrote:Time until lander separation: 1 hour.




no more updates til then?

Edit: he'll probably change the time to 55 mins, 50 mins...


You totally called it.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby tman2nd » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:40 am UTC

owneroperator wrote:
taixzo wrote:Time until lander separation: 1 hour.




no more updates til then?

Edit: he'll probably change the time to 55 mins, 50 mins...


Correct!
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:40 am UTC

owneroperator wrote:
Edit: he'll probably change the time to 55 mins, 50 mins...

Indeed.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Kawa » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:41 am UTC

An enterprising Redditor has already made a basic viewer.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby tman2nd » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:42 am UTC

Well, I'm going to coma now.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby owneroperator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:44 am UTC

taixzo wrote:You totally called it.

HAL9000 wrote:You are correct:

tman2nd wrote:Correct!

micdi wrote:Indeed.


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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:45 am UTC

No change other than the text reading "50" instead of "55".
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:46 am UTC

tman2nd wrote:Well, I'm going to coma now.

I'm considering staying up through the whole thing, since I don't have any major plans for tomorrow. And since this one shouldn't drag on for four months.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Flumble » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:47 am UTC

Yay, another productivity killer comic. :D

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:47 am UTC

I'm going to stay up until separation, then coma a bit.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby eviloatmeal » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:50 am UTC

Hrmm... this again.

Aside from the idea that I go to the front page in the hopes of receiving some sort of bite-sized comic to brighten my day (I know there are a lot of you who enjoy these big esoteric ones that require a collaborative project to fully appreciate), "Time" has already ruined any notion of functionality associated with the "unread posts" feature for this forum section, since it's hopeless to fight the unending torrent of replies flashing up in that thread.

Oh well, happy rock-exploration day to you all, I suppose. At least it's a celebration of something real, which is more than I can say for just about any other celebration.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:51 am UTC

Definitely drawn live
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:51 am UTC

75 minutes, wat

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby owneroperator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:53 am UTC

micdi wrote:Definitely drawn live

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:55 am UTC

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:57 am UTC

I think Time just ran backwards for a bit there. :D

Also, wow, I can't believe he's doing this live. Crazy.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:59 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I think Time just ran backwards for a bit there. :D

Also, wow, I can't believe he's doing this live. Crazy.

Well currently he just has to change details in each frame, it's not like he has to draw each one from scratch.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:59 am UTC

Where is Randall getting his time information from? The ESA countdown says 36 minutes until separation.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:00 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:I find it simultaneously fascinating and disturbing that the most profound things I've read in the past months I have encountered in or been led to by an internet forum thread about a webcomic.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby ker » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:01 am UTC

probably the time changed to the time when we can know about separation having completed successfully (or not)


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