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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:33 am UTC

I think there I am. This was all in my dream and thus it is reality.

There is a penny on the pile. Norevan sleeps, and dreams of ceasless, maddening nightmares from the abyss, born in the mind of xkcd follower. Meanwhile, a false Norevan tries helplessly to close a hole in the fabric of reality. Meanwhile, the fabric of reality is trying had to close the fabric of reality attempts inside the dream.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:35 pm UTC

The crystalline madness caused by the ravening horrors of my sleep causes me to recognize a higher level of reality, which is that there we are being dreamed by a cat.

There both is and is not a penny on the pile. Norevan sleeps, and does not sleep, and dreams of what both are and are not ceasless, maddening nightmares from the abyss, born in the mind of xkcd follower. Meanwhile, what both is and isn't a false Norevan tries helplessly to close a hole in the fabric of reality. Meanwhile, the fabric of reality is trying had to close the fabric of reality attempts inside the dream.

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If you don't get this, look up Schrödinger's cat.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:33 pm UTC

I become nonexistent and disappear.

There both is and is not a penny on the pile. Norevan sleeps, and does not sleep, and dreams of what both are and are not ceasless, maddening nightmares from the abyss, born in the mind of xkcd follower who is now gone. Meanwhile, what both is and isn't a false Norevan tries helplessly to close a hole in the fabric of reality. Meanwhile, the fabric of reality is trying had to close the fabric of reality attempts inside the dream.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby King of Frogs » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:57 pm UTC

I take the above paradox and leave a penny.

There is now a penny on the pile.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:17 pm UTC

You know what this place needs? Some nostalgia. I add the pile's original form to the pile.

There is now a penny on the pile. Also, There is now a jar of laughter at the face of danger, a hot dog, Snoop Dogg and a snoop snoop poopie dog fighting, a kennel, a crowd of spectators (both online and off), a video camera, a computer and a remade internet, and an angry guy who doesn't exist. All on the pile.

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Platypodes wrote:This pile was funnier before current events caught up with it. :|

I reset the pile to its original state (see above).

There is now a jar of laughter at the face of danger, a hot dog, Snoop Dogg and a snoop snoop poopie dog fighting, a kennel, a crowd of spectators (both online and off), a video camera, a computer and a remade internet, and an angry guy who doesn't exist. All on the pile.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:49 pm UTC

I add a penny


There are now two pennies on the pile. Also, There is now a jar of laughter at the face of danger, a hot dog, Snoop Dogg and a snoop snoop poopie dog fighting, a kennel, a crowd of spectators (both online and off), a video camera, a computer and a remade internet, and an angry guy who doesn't exist. All on the pile.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby King of Frogs » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:41 pm UTC

I take the jar of laughter in the face of danger and leave a jar of indifference in the face of banality.


There is now a jar of indifference in the face of banality, two pennies, a hot dog, Snoop Dogg and a snoop snoop poopie dog fighting, a kennel, a crowd of spectators (both online and off), a video camera, a computer and a remade internet, and an angry guy who doesn't exist. All on the pile.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:13 am UTC

I make an indeterminate number of copies of the pile, and add them to it.

There is now at least one each of: a jar of indifference in the face of banality, two pennies, a hot dog, Snoop Dogg and a snoop snoop poopie dog fighting, a kennel, a crowd of spectators (both online and off), a video camera, a computer and a remade internet, and an angry guy who doesn't exist. All on the pile.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Sean Quixote » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:06 am UTC

I rip out page 25/26 of The Teachings of Don Juan, by Carlos Castaneda, and place it on the pile.

There is now a ripped piece of paper with some English symbols printed on both sides of it, and at least one each of: a jar of indifference in the face of banality, two pennies, a hot dog, Snoop Dogg and a snoop snoop poopie dog fighting, a kennel, a crowd of spectators (both online and off), a video camera, a computer and a remade internet, and an angry guy who doesn't exist. All on the pile.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:16 am UTC

Time to drive everyone insane. Remove all words with the letter "S" from the pile

There now a ripped piece of paper with some printed on both of it, and at one each of: a jar of indifference in the face of banality, two, a hot dog, Dogg and a poopie dog fighting, a kennel, a crowd of (both online and off), a video camera, a computer and a remade internet, and an angry guy who. All on the pile.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby mathgeek17 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:01 am UTC

I add back the words and remove all the ones that don't contain an s. (P.S. you missed the word some)

is some symbols sides least pennies Snoop snoop snoop spectators doesn't exist

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:02 am UTC

Sigh. I add back the words, then take out the plural nouns.

[i]There is now a ripped piece of paper with some English printed on both sides of it, and at least one each of: a jar of indifference in the face of banality, two pennies, a hot dog, Snoop Dogg and a snoop snoop poopie dog fighting, a kennel, a crowd of (both online and off), a video camera, a computer and a remade internet, and an angry guy who doesn't exist. All on the pile.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:07 am UTC

Let's make it fun. I take out all words containing any o or e vowels.

is a with it, and at: a jar in banality, a, and a fighting, a, a (and), a, a and a, and an angry guy. All.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:04 am UTC

Even more fun. I add a Russian penny to the pile.

есть копейки на кучу. is a with it, and at: a jar in banality, a, and a fighting, a, a (and), a, a and a, and an angry guy. All.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:37 am UTC

Then goes punctuation!

есть копейки на кучу is a with it and at a jar in banality a and a fighting a a and a a and a and an angry guy All
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:49 am UTC

You know what? I just add russian to the pile.

это с ним и в банке в банальности и борьба аа и аа, и сердитый парень все

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:52 am UTC

Time for Arabic Lesson!!!

معه والمصرفية في تفاهة والقتال وأأ أأ، والرجل غاضب جميع
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby madjo » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:04 pm UTC

The US military came in, and destroyed the pile, because they suspected terrorist activity.

I'll put an old dutch coin to start a new pile.

There is now 1 Dutch guilder next to the charred remains of the old pile
:)

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:54 pm UTC

I place some radioactive material nearby. The US Military mistaken the piles and destroy the wrong one. The new pile is nuclear now.

There is now a pile of highly radioactive material next to the remains of the old piles.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:47 pm UTC

I place the highly radioactive material in a large lead lined concrete bunker a mile underground in Arizona, for safety's sake. And black ops research. I leave the destroyed pile where it was.

There is now a pile of highly radioactive material in a lead lined underground Arizonan bunker, being studied by people who, according to all world governments, never existed. The remains of the old piles sit where they were.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:23 am UTC

In an unknown incident, not proven by the governments of the world, the mountain disappeared in a series of black holes. No one can be credited for it.

There is now a black hole where the mountain of radioactive material was. It is gobbling up all nearby resources and is next to the pile.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby KrazyerKate » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:20 am UTC

I add a penny.

There is now a black hole where the mountain of radioactive material was. It is gobbling up all nearby resources and is next to the pile. And a penny.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:32 am UTC

I take the black hole.

There is now a (distinctly absent) black hole where the mountain of radioactive material was. It is (no longer) gobbling up all nearby resources and is (not) next to the pile. And a penny.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Ralith The Third » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:12 am UTC

I take the cumbersome sentence formation.

There is a penny.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby KrazyerKate » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:41 pm UTC

I add a penny.

There is now two pennies.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Ralith The Third » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:02 am UTC

I add proper grammar and italics, and remove improper grammar.

There are now two pennies
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby KrazyerKate » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:35 am UTC

I add a pen.

There are now two pennies and a pen.

Your signature makes it look like you're perpetually disappointed and/or weirded out. It's kinda funny.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:02 am UTC

I add a pet rock.

There are now two pennies, a pen, and a pet rock.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Ralith The Third » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:01 am UTC

I always wanted a pet rock. I take it.

There are now two pennies and a pen.

And regarding my sig... I know, kinda the goal. ::grins::
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby madjo » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:31 am UTC

I add Ralith the Third's missing sig

There are now two pennies, a pen, and Ralith the Third's missing sig
:)

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- two left feet (not my own)
- a still unfed and very hungry hippo
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:09 pm UTC

I add a penny and add a bottle of expensive (But tasty) Vodka with a note.

There are now three pennies, a pen, Ralith the Third's missing sig, and an expensive bottle of Vodka with a note saying "This is for Santa".
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:15 pm UTC

I... am totally Santa.

There are now three pennies, a pen, Ralith the Third's missing sig, an empty Vodka bottle with a note saying "This is for Santa", and a wasted Norevan wearing a red hat.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:08 am UTC

I hear a TARDIS arriving. :D This will be fun once again. I also begin to draw on Norevan, but this time I drug him so as he does not wake up.

There are now three pennies, a pen, Ralith the Third's missing sig, an empty Vodka bottle with a note saying "This is for Santa", and a wasted Norevan wearing a red hat. A needle nearby, empty of its contents, keeps Norevan asleep as xkcd follower begins to draw funny faces on him. The TARDIS sound begins to be heard throughout the area.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:01 am UTC

An interworld portal opens, and Dr. Naveron, a clinical psycologist, hops through. He sits xkcd follower down for a session on his obsession with the TARDIS.

There are now three pennies, a pen, Ralith the Third's missing sig, an empty Vodka bottle with a note saying "This is for Santa", and a wasted Norevan wearing a red hat. A needle nearby, empty of its contents, kept a Santa hat wearing Norevan asleep when xkcd follower drew funny faces on him. The TARDIS sound begins to be heard throughout the area. Xkcd follower is lying on a couch, discussing with Dr. Naveron his obsessions.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:49 am UTC

I tell the doctor I like Doctor Who a lot, then get back to drawing on the face of Norevan

There are now three pennies, a pen, Ralith the Third's missing sig, an empty Vodka bottle with a note saying "This is for Santa", and a wasted Norevan wearing a red hat. A needle nearby, empty of its contents, kept a Santa hat wearing Norevan asleep when xkcd follower drew funny faces on him. The TARDIS sound begins to be heard throughout the area. A very puzzled doctor is standing there.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Cryft » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:42 am UTC

I leave a penny tray.

There are now three pennies, a pen, Ralith the Third's missing sig, an empty Vodka bottle with a note saying "This is for Santa", and a wasted Norevan wearing a red hat. A needle nearby, empty of its contents, kept a Santa hat wearing Norevan asleep when xkcd follower drew funny faces on him. The TARDIS sound begins to be heard throughout the area. A very puzzled doctor is standing there.

There are also now zero pennies.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby madjo » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:42 pm UTC

I watch as the TARDIS materialises and the 10th doctor jumps out, shouting "Fantastic!"


There are now three pennies, a penny tray, a pen, Ralith the Third's missing sig, an empty Vodka bottle with a note saying "This is for Santa", and a wasted Norevan wearing a red hat. A needle nearby, empty of its contents, kept a Santa hat wearing Norevan asleep when xkcd follower drew funny faces on him. The TARDIS materialised with an ecstatic 10th Doctor standing next to it and Rose just carefully peeking out the door of the TARDIS. A very puzzled doctor Narevon is standing there.
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- two left feet (not my own)
- a still unfed and very hungry hippo
- broadsword of +5 ridiculousness stained with the blood of the undead souls
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:39 pm UTC

The Doctor is carrying hats for all of us because tis the season. I finish drawing on Norevan.

There are now three pennies, a penny tray, a pen, Ralith the Third's missing sig, an empty Vodka bottle with a note saying "This is for Santa", and a wasted Norevan wearing a red hat. A needle nearby, empty of its contents, kept a Santa hat wearing Norevan asleep while xkcd follower finishes drawing funny faces on him. The TARDIS materialised with an ecstatic 10th Doctor standing next to it and Rose just carefully peeking out the door of the TARDIS handing out santa hats to all. A very puzzled doctor Narevon is standing there.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Norevan » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:13 am UTC

The tranquilizer finishes metabolizing. I wake up with a pounding headache and look in the mirror. Due to my hangover, I see instructions to remove everything from the pile except for nouns and necessary syntax.

There are three pennies, a penny tray, a pen, a sig, an empty bottle, a note, a hangover, Norevan, a needle, xkcd follower, funny faces, the TARDIS, the 10th Doctor, ros, and Dr. Narevon.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby xkcd follower » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:45 am UTC

The 10th Doctor comes over and puts Norevan to sleep to do something on the lines of "saving the internal Lobe". He then turns on xkcd follower and begins to chew him out for the drug.

There are three pennies, a penny tray, a pen, a sig, an empty bottle, a note, a hangover, Norevan who is no asleep again, a needle, a chewed out xkcd follower, funny faces, the TARDIS, an angry 10th Doctor, Rose, and Dr. Norevan.
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