cmyk wrote:But now, I must entrust this whistle to my past self, lest the Temporal Illuminati, which doesn't exist at all, gets ahold of it!
```~~**~* !whirly exit time ripple to page 293! *~**~~```
---Fade to white---and cut scene!
```~~**~* !whirly time ripple! *~**~~```
There, I seemed perhaps a bit confused, but isn't that just sooo past-me?! Heh, gotta love him.
Oh shit! I forgot the Knights Temporal Manual leaves out the operation of the Whistle for security purposes. Hmmm... Maybe if I leave a message for BlitzGirl at a key moment in the past, she can be the Whistle Bearer until I can figure out what to do...
```~~**~* !whirly exit time ripple to page 255! *~**~~```
You... made a... double
time loop? Isn't that undefined, like dividing by 0?
Purplepants77 wrote:6Is Time a phoenix? If so, does that mean a Time Vulture's worst choice of prey and sworn enemy would be a Time Phoenix?
Hello, fellow past-traveler! Nice to see I'm not alone in here... and ofc BlitzGirl blazed such a clear path for us to follow!
I don't think "Time Phoenix" is necessary - just phoenix. After all, a Time Vulture waits endlessly for its victim to die, which a phoenix stubbornly refuses to (properly) do. Although if you wanted the Time prefix, I guess every phoenix is a Time phoenix?
For the record: I finally managed to closed all TVTropes' tabs.
Couldn't read the xkcd one, unfortunately
Congrats on your escape! When I saw your post about TVTropes I was worried we might have to send a search party after you.
UnhappyReader wrote:I don't know about the others here, but that was a giant let-down for me. Over a month of literally building up followed by a weekend of fade-out with a tease of the girl dragging something and then a quick-cut to what appears to be a new place and story. It feels like Randall had no idea where he was going with the first book in a series so just gave up on that one and moved on to writing the next book, but not before leaving one more mystery to taunt or torture his audience.
He'll tie all the loose ends together. Don't you worry about it. Not sure how many previous XKCD comics you've seen, but Randall's genius is not
to be underestimated. (By which I mean, don't estimate it at all. Your odds of success are roughly the same as your odds of calculating Bruce Schneier' fighting ability.)
EDIT: LOL. Zul-Gurub ftw. I meant C h u c k N o r r i s.
juliancolton wrote:I love how Megball can live, work, and play together for so long and only speak when they have something important to say. I don't know anybody who can walk with a friend or relation and not ramble endlessly. Props to Megball.
I would say it's all in the depth of the relationship. Cueball and Megan must have a very strong one... which almost does make this feel like a tribute. (No. We're not going there again. Nextpostpls.)
buffygirl wrote:if I wake tomorrow and there's as much pressure as there was today, I think it might be ME that explodes.
I think I might need professional help
The OTC and OTT will be here for quite some time. RL obligations aren't so patient always. So my advice - fulfill the RL stuff first. "Wait for it" could as easily refer to waiting for a chance to get online and check the OTC/OTT as it could mean anything else. (Yeah, clumsily put. But hopefully you'll understand. I can't think of a better way to word this... my forte is compsci, not English)
EDIT: I mean this, of course. The ninjas again!
ChronosDragon wrote:No pressure! The thread's not going anywhere! We know you work hard to produce all those fine pieces of haberdashery, and that Outside intrudes far too often into our Watching. Take your time, relax, it's no rush!
My turn to pull a BlitzGirl - I'm over 60 pages behind after failing to follow the progress of the OTC for a few days.
I did, however, catch some late sigcouragement for her, and noticed mentions of time fading - I just had to sneak a peek...
It looks like the loopists were right!
I expect it'll take me until past the comic's end to catch back up, so let me just say it's been a privilege Waiting for It with all of you. The amount of insanity, humor, creativity, and wisdom in here is unparalleled by anything I've seen or taken part in before. Best wishes to all of you, and may all your future Waiting, no matter what it be for, be swift and joyful.
Woot! My own signpost! I'm almost there! *doubles speed* Halfway there. But given it's only been a day or two since I returned, not bad for progress.