1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby flamewise » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:24 am UTC

I know "Time" is eternal and won awards, but for me personally this is more awesome on many levels:

For one thing, I really have no way to watch the live transmission, and it's probably a lot more boring.

For another, I enjoy the populary sciency bits like "Lost track of earth thanks to that jolt".

Of course I also like the plain regular populary jokes like the selfie bit.

But most of all I think it's awesome because I can't even remember an artist (pre-) drawing an EXACT SAME TIME comic for a live event.

I sure hope all goes as planned otherwise Randall will have to do some really frantic 5 minute scribbles and uploads.

Gonna have to order more "What If?"-books.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:26 am UTC

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Unless a raptorcat shows up in this one, Time still has my vote.
I have to agree that this is really cool, though.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:26 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I felt like a bot, posting all those pix in a row. Glad more people are here now!

I sure do too.

BlitzGirl wrote:Plot twist: The comet was Mission Control all along. For the raptors.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby watchmego » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:27 am UTC

well, i'm gonna be making an account solely for this thread....

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:32 am UTC

flamewise wrote:But most of all I think it's awesome because I can't even remember an artist (pre-) drawing an EXACT SAME TIME comic for a live event.

It helps that Randall has such a minimalistic style. He can make speedy and coherent pictures that still match his regular comic style.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:35 am UTC

squonk wrote:Looks like you grossly underestimated the passing of time.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:36 am UTC

flamewise wrote:For one thing, I really have no way to watch the live transmission, and it's probably a lot more boring.


It is. They don't even have any onsite views like Randall!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:37 am UTC

I don't think anyone has remarked yet on how Comet 67P is seemingly inhabited by question marks.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:38 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I don't think anyone has remarked yet on how Comet 67P is seemingly inhabited by question marks.

And Cueball!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:38 am UTC

I think the question marks abducted him.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:40 am UTC

I'm in Darmstadt right now btw.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:40 am UTC

Tipping to the side a bit:

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:41 am UTC

"Mission Control: Worried"
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:45 am UTC

I wonder if the lander understands the gravity of the situation.
I'm going to step off the LEM now... here we are, Pismo Beach and all the clams we can eat

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby arcanmster » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:46 am UTC

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May the harpoons be with you...

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:46 am UTC

Poor Philae. Hang on!
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby azule » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:47 am UTC

Thank you, BG, for all your ONG work. r_04-55-00_FvFCfy1KYg was missing from the different lists I was using. For that, you get to be a GLB (GLBG if you prefer). :)

superluminal wrote:The title text has changed to [LIVE].
Are you sure? Later frames are "..." for me... Okay, now that I've refreshed the title text has updated. I guess the scripts aren't updating the title text (nor all other titles, according to ninja posts). Disappoint.

So, damn, is this the first comic to have it's flippin' title (not title text) change???

Okay, this can't still say "[LIVE]" once this is over. I believe it will say "[SUCCESS]" or something similar...if it is.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:50 am UTC

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Philae is now also WORRIED.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:52 am UTC

Now Philae is worried to.. :?

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:54 am UTC

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I'll be worried when we get to TIME UNTIL LANDING: WORRIED
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby LordHorst » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:57 am UTC

"Do harpoons work on comets: Worried" would be something, that would worry me.
"Comet 67P: Worried about Philae" would be a nice touch, though.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:57 am UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:58 am UTC

Hopefully now stressed.

Oh my. This is apparently very concerning.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:59 am UTC

I'm worried that Cueball on the comet is going to get harpoon'd.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:01 pm UTC

12:00
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just a little movement/tilting.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby LordHorst » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:02 pm UTC

I'm worried the comic title will be changed to "Worried" if we worry too much. :(

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby azule » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:04 pm UTC

I didn't get to the comic until the 3AMEST hour. Now it's about 3 hours later...ketchup complete. *sigh* This one ends, right? hah.

Flumble wrote:It's disturbing that the only reported status of the comet is "big".
Are they unsure whether the comet is in space and whether it contains raptors?
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:08 pm UTC

I thought I read somewhere that the first images from the lander should be available around 12:00 GMT, anything on that?
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:11 pm UTC

Haven't seen anything yet.

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So brave! Way to go, Philae!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Flotter » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:12 pm UTC

Post-lunch ketchup completed :)

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby arcanmster » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:12 pm UTC

Ganbatte Philae!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:15 pm UTC

This is a bit outdated now, but anyway, my prediction (earlier):
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Flotter » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:15 pm UTC

12:15: Comets aren't whales, Philae...
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:16 pm UTC

Shhh, it's trying to be brave!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:17 pm UTC

Well both are big I guess...
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:18 pm UTC

Just imagine it's a very big whale Philae
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:18 pm UTC

micdi wrote:This is a bit outdated now, but anyway, my prediction (earlier):
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New title: "WORRIED"
Title text: "WORRIED"
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