1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu May 16, 2013 1:02 pm UTC

And XongNopp ninja'd me! Ah, well. it happens often.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ElWanderer » Thu May 16, 2013 1:05 pm UTC

I hope he knows the difference between nutricious berries and poisonous berries...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby XonqNopp » Thu May 16, 2013 1:06 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:And XonqNopp ninja'd me! Ah, well. it happens often.

FTFY

Yay! :mrgreen:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Bytes » Thu May 16, 2013 1:10 pm UTC

That last ones definitely a samurai, not a ninja :P

Looks like Cueball's gonna end up poisoning megan...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu May 16, 2013 1:10 pm UTC

ElWanderer wrote:I hope he knows the difference between nutricious berries and poisonous berries...

Even if they are nutritious berries, they could be in for a rough few days, depending on the amount of fiber in their diets...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu May 16, 2013 1:11 pm UTC

'Tis berries he picked. How nice. Had berries been accurately predicted? I know there was some speculation about picking berries. I do hope that he had the presence of mind to taste them first, himself. Woe be unto us all should Megan fall ill.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mojacardave » Thu May 16, 2013 1:13 pm UTC

And now for the fade into the diarrhoea aeon.

EDIT - 6 consecutive vowels (in palindrome form) FTW :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby XonqNopp » Thu May 16, 2013 1:18 pm UTC

mojacardave wrote:And now for the fade into the diarrhoea aeon.

And now for something completely different!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu May 16, 2013 1:20 pm UTC

XonqNopp wrote:
mojacardave wrote:And now for the fade into the diarrhoea aeon.

And now for something completely different!

Like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JgbOkLdRaE
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu May 16, 2013 1:21 pm UTC

1) I knew they were berries.
2) Don't eat them Megan! They are probably covered in molpy poo.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby XonqNopp » Thu May 16, 2013 1:33 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:
mojacardave wrote:And now for the fade into the diarrhoea aeon.

And now for something completely different!

Like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JgbOkLdRaE

That is some big berry...

But you forgot to mention the long walk and the raptors...

(I hope these linked vids are OK, am at work and my computer has no sound output...)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu May 16, 2013 1:35 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
Swein wrote:I want a raft! I LOVE rafts!
10429-the-raft-of-the-medusa-theodore-gericault.jpg

I was thinking more like this:Image


And here I was reminded of this:
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Hope that shows up better for you folks than it does for me :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu May 16, 2013 1:36 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Swein wrote:I want a raft! I LOVE rafts!
10429-the-raft-of-the-medusa-theodore-gericault.jpg

I was thinking more like this:Image


And here I was reminded of this:
Image
Hope that shows up better for you folks than it does for me :(

but how would we float downriver on George raft? It doesn't make sense!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Thu May 16, 2013 1:41 pm UTC

spamjam wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Who wants waffles?

At first I thought hell yeh!, who doesn't want waffles?
But then I thought some more that maybe I've eaten enough today, so I suppose no waffles.
Then again just a modest amount of waffles isn't going to hurt, plus I deserve waffles cuz my teams lost today.
However eating as a reaction to my bummed feelings isn't a Good Thing, so no--no waffles.
Who am I kidding!? I was right to begin with. In the Big Picture a waffle or two or three is nothing.
But will I respect myself in the morning???
I dunno...waffles...no waffles...



An impressive display of waffling. :lol:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu May 16, 2013 1:43 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:
spamjam wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Who wants waffles?

At first I thought hell yeh!, who doesn't want waffles?
But then I thought some more that maybe I've eaten enough today, so I suppose no waffles.
Then again just a modest amount of waffles isn't going to hurt, plus I deserve waffles cuz my teams lost today.
However eating as a reaction to my bummed feelings isn't a Good Thing, so no--no waffles.
Who am I kidding!? I was right to begin with. In the Big Picture a waffle or two or three is nothing.
But will I respect myself in the morning???
I dunno...waffles...no waffles...



An impressive display of waffling. :lol:

I guess, but...
http://youtu.be/tYv2lHO7xSo
Oh, wait, it's morning now... :lol:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu May 16, 2013 1:48 pm UTC

Quick⁶ post-coma-and-Outside-interference update...
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ChronosDragon wrote:Ladies and gentlemen, after a modest amount of hard work, I present to you: A Topographical Survey of the River and Surrounding Regions (ATSRSR) (snip)

Wonderful!
Of course, as is tradition in the OTT when someone presents a Present present, I'd like to ask for some enhancements. :wink:
Could you perhaps mark Cueball's and Megan's trails? (You have their positions, in principle.)
And perhaps the river itself can be highlighted? (In blue perhaps, if that's not too heretical; highlighting in black might not work too well.)
(Feel free to ignore me, of course!)

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mscha wrote:
RobIrr wrote:PS: For those confused by clicking Refresh to look for new posts with spoilers still open, there's a handy short-cut I use: Click the little Image next to the "by <author>" at the top of the last post. That should reload the page and reposition you back at that post, whatever happened with spoilers higher up, so you can carry on scrolling down.

Thank you!! That is a life saver! (Now I'm exaggerating. A Time saver, at least.)

No offense to RobIrr, but click instead the Post Subject link. You get to stay on the same page then.

That doesn't refresh the page, though, which was the purpose of this exercise. (Click the title then refresh, that works well. Perhaps better than clicking a tiny icon.)

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You can say that again! I think you've been posting continuously for multiple icositetranewpix.
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cellocgw wrote:Edit: due to lack of current viewers, accidental double-post.

May I propose that we officially dispense with the double posting rule in the OTT? (I think we'll get away with it, the moderators have given up on us.)
By all means, edit your original post if you want to add something to what you said, but if you have something new to say, or are responding to somebody's message, I don't think it is any problem if it's a new, double, post. (On the contrary, if things are quiet and you edit a 15 minutes old message to add something new, chances are that OTT waiters who already read your post, will miss your update.)

k.bookbinder wrote:'Tis berries he picked. How nice. Had berries been accurately predicted? I know there was some speculation about picking berries. I do hope that he had the presence of mind to taste them first, himself. Woe be unto us all should Megan fall ill.

Maybe not predicted; but I simply stated that they were. (So did others, don't know (or care) who was the first.)
He certainly did taste them. Doesn't mean he won't get sick in a few newpix (and Megan afterwards) though...

Dracomax wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:
mojacardave wrote:And now for the fade into the diarrhoea aeon.

And now for something completely different!

Like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JgbOkLdRaE

And that's another one checked.

⁶: or not.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby unreal37 » Thu May 16, 2013 1:50 pm UTC

So did the previous frames 1-1300 take place in a single day?

This is the first time they slept for an extended period. We might be able to calculate how much time passes between newpix if it's a single day.

I assume the sun never sets? It never gets dark? It'd be difficult to walk across rocky terrain in the dark. They're in a place with no night time? Alaska?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Thu May 16, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:… but once the OTT sucks you in, there's no getting out…


Indeed.

The Alt-Text

Once upon a morning cheery, while I pondered, slightly bleary
Over many a new webcomic full of dreary trendy wit,
Suddenly with brief foreboding I beheld an image loading -
'T'was a small JPEG decoding on my panel bit by bit.
Just a monochrome depiction taking shape there bit by bit.
I thought, 'What's the point of it?'

For the frame projected merely two figures arranged austerely,
Seated rather cavalierly on some lonesome barren spit.
Eagerly I sought for meaning in their placid restful leaning,
Yet that earnest mental gleaning explicated not a whit; -
''Tis a caption missing,' said I, comprehending not a whit,
'Should explain wherefore they sit.'

Not inclined to whine or curse it, I intended to disperse it
But my mouse chanced to traverse it and up popped a tiny chit:
An alt-text, I saw, not fearing to expect the purpose clearing
By the letters there appearing like a scroll of holy writ.
Rapt I read the words inscribed there, terrible as holy writ.
And they spelt out: 'Wait for it.'

Wait for it? I sat and pondered while my morbid fancies wandered
Into strange phantasmagoric places few ever admit.
What grim portent was it sending; was 'it' coming soon, or ending?
Some catastrophe impending, all our mortal lives forfeit?
Was the Judgment Day upon us, holding every soul forfeit?
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Anon my mania deflated and it seemed my fears abated.
(None of us knows what is fated, and to fate we all submit.)
Then my gaze suddenly lifted, for like desert sands that drifted,
The comic page had shifted, though no refresh I'd transmit.
Lo! The figures changed position, with no page refresh transmit.
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Castles, rivers, swimming, scaffold, rising sea: all left me baffled,
As pix flowed in slow succession like a garment being knit.
Though my kenning should be gaining with each frame, 'twere no explaining
Every question still remaining: 'What's it mean, how does it fit?
Where's it going, what's the point, who are these folks, how's it all fit?'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

No surcease from my reflecting stopped the questions interjecting:
'Is the artist now expecting? Or is it his family's split?
Is it all 'bout global warming? Is it cancer lesions swarming?
I pray you, be more informing! All these mysteries remit.
For my peace of mind and sanity, the mysteries remit.'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

'Your coyness is most unpleasing. I won't wait,' I shouted, wheezing -
'All these pictures are just teasing, no intention to commit.
Black stick figure and sand castle, images so trite and facile
They're not worth near this much hassle. Leave my monitor unlit.
Take thy comic off my browser; leave my monitor unlit!'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

And the alt-text, ne'er updating, still is waiting, still is waiting
As each new frame looms, relating tick by tick the drawn-out skit.
I can but, through days ensuing, ponder on my soul's undoing,
The one hope for my renewing being that I somehow quit
Whilst the alt-text whispers softly that I'm doomed never to quit.
I can only... wait for it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu May 16, 2013 1:53 pm UTC

mscha wrote:May I propose that we officially dispense with the double posting rule in the OTT? (I think we'll get away with it, the moderators have given up on us.)
By all means, edit your original post if you want to add something to what you said, but if you have something new to say, or are responding to somebody's message, I don't think it is any problem if it's a new, double, post. (On the contrary, if things are quiet and you edit a 15 minutes old message to add something new, chances are that OTT waiters who already read your post, will miss your update.)

I'd say try not to double post, but don't worry too much if you do end up double posting, for whatever reason. if nobody has commented since your last comment, and you don't have a newpix, then you should try to edit, unless a period of more than 10 centinewpix has passed. But if a doublepost gets through, no big deal.

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Rule110 wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:… but once the OTT sucks you in, there's no getting out…


Indeed.

The Alt-Text

Once upon a morning cheery, while I pondered, slightly bleary
Over many a new webcomic full of dreary trendy wit,
Suddenly with brief foreboding I beheld an image loading -
'T'was a small JPEG decoding on my panel bit by bit.
Just a monochrome depiction taking shape there bit by bit.
I thought, 'What's the point of it?'

For the frame projected merely two figures arranged austerely,
Seated rather cavalierly on some lonesome barren spit.
Eagerly I sought for meaning in their placid restful leaning,
Yet that earnest mental gleaning explicated not a whit; -
''Tis a caption missing,' said I, comprehending not a whit,
'Should explain wherefore they sit.'

Not inclined to whine or curse it, I intended to disperse it
But my mouse chanced to traverse it and up popped a tiny chit:
An alt-text, I saw, not fearing to expect the purpose clearing
By the letters there appearing like a scroll of holy writ.
Rapt I read the words inscribed there, terrible as holy writ.
And they spelt out: 'Wait for it.'

Wait for it? I sat and pondered while my morbid fancies wandered
Into strange phantasmagoric places few ever admit.
What grim portent was it sending; was 'it' coming soon, or ending?
Some catastrophe impending, all our mortal lives forfeit?
Was the Judgment Day upon us, holding every soul forfeit?
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Anon my mania deflated and it seemed my fears abated.
(None of us knows what is fated, and to fate we all submit.)
Then it my gaze suddenly lifted, for like desert sands that drifted,
The comic page had shifted, though no refresh I'd transmit.
Lo! The figures changed position, with no page refresh transmit.
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Castles, rivers, swimming, scaffold, rising sea: all left me baffled,
As pix flowed in slow succession like a garment being knit.
Though my kenning should be gaining with each frame, 'twere no explaining
Every question still remaining: 'What's it mean, how does it fit?
Where's it going, what's the point, who are these folks, how's it all fit?'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

No surcease from my reflecting stopped the questions interjecting:
'Is the artist now expecting? Or is it his family's split?
Is it all 'bout global warming? Is it cancer lesions swarming?
I pray you, be more informing! All these mysteries remit.
For my peace of mind and sanity, the mysteries remit.'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

'Your coyness is most unpleasing. I won't wait,' I shouted, wheezing -
'All these pictures are just teasing, no intention to commit.
Black stick figure and sand castle, images so trite and facile
They're not worth near this much hassle. Leave my monitor unlit.
Take thy comic off my browser; leave my monitor unlit!'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

And the alt-text, ne'er updating, still is waiting, still is waiting
As each new frame looms, relating tick by tick the drawn-out skit.
I can but, through days ensuing, ponder on my soul's undoing,
The one hope for my renewing being that I somehow quit
Whilst the alt-text whispers softly that I'm doomed never to quit.
I can only... wait for it.

Bravo. Bravissimo! Well done. Have a non-heretic punishing piece of chocolate.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Drakeesh » Thu May 16, 2013 1:56 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:… but once the OTT sucks you in, there's no getting out…


Indeed.

The Alt-Text

Once upon a morning cheery, while I pondered, slightly bleary
Over many a new webcomic full of dreary trendy wit,
Suddenly with brief foreboding I beheld an image loading -
'T'was a small JPEG decoding on my panel bit by bit.
Just a monochrome depiction taking shape there bit by bit.
I thought, 'What's the point of it?'
Spoiler:
For the frame projected merely two figures arranged austerely,
Seated rather cavalierly on some lonesome barren spit.
Eagerly I sought for meaning in their placid restful leaning,
Yet that earnest mental gleaning explicated not a whit; -
''Tis a caption missing,' said I, comprehending not a whit,
'Should explain wherefore they sit.'

Not inclined to whine or curse it, I intended to disperse it
But my mouse chanced to traverse it and up popped a tiny chit:
An alt-text, I saw, not fearing to expect the purpose clearing
By the letters there appearing like a scroll of holy writ.
Rapt I read the words inscribed there, terrible as holy writ.
And they spelt out: 'Wait for it.'

Wait for it? I sat and pondered while my morbid fancies wandered
Into strange phantasmagoric places few ever admit.
What grim portent was it sending; was 'it' coming soon, or ending?
Some catastrophe impending, all our mortal lives forfeit?
Was the Judgment Day upon us, holding every soul forfeit?
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Anon my mania deflated and it seemed my fears abated.
(None of us knows what is fated, and to fate we all submit.)
Then it my gaze suddenly lifted, for like desert sands that drifted,
The comic page had shifted, though no refresh I'd transmit.
Lo! The figures changed position, with no page refresh transmit.
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Castles, rivers, swimming, scaffold, rising sea: all left me baffled,
As pix flowed in slow succession like a garment being knit.
Though my kenning should be gaining with each frame, 'twere no explaining
Every question still remaining: 'What's it mean, how does it fit?
Where's it going, what's the point, who are these folks, how's it all fit?'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

No surcease from my reflecting stopped the questions interjecting:
'Is the artist now expecting? Or is it his family's split?
Is it all 'bout global warming? Is it cancer lesions swarming?
I pray you, be more informing! All these mysteries remit.
For my peace of mind and sanity, the mysteries remit.'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

'Your coyness is most unpleasing. I won't wait,' I shouted, wheezing -
'All these pictures are just teasing, no intention to commit.
Black stick figure and sand castle, images so trite and facile
They're not worth near this much hassle. Leave my monitor unlit.
Take thy comic off my browser; leave my monitor unlit!'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

And the alt-text, ne'er updating, still is waiting, still is waiting
As each new frame looms, relating tick by tick the drawn-out skit.
I can but, through days ensuing, ponder on my soul's undoing,
The one hope for my renewing being that I somehow quit
Whilst the alt-text whispers softly that I'm doomed never to quit.
I can only... wait for it.


Very nicely written!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu May 16, 2013 2:00 pm UTC

I predict another pffthh *cough*

Edit: maybe next newpix...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ebonite » Thu May 16, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

Anyone else think of the end of the "Hunger Games" movie when they saw Cueball and Megan with the berries?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby foilman » Thu May 16, 2013 2:02 pm UTC

MunchONG.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Arky » Thu May 16, 2013 2:03 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:… but once the OTT sucks you in, there's no getting out…


Indeed.

The Alt-Text


Brilliant.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu May 16, 2013 2:03 pm UTC

Spoiler:
mscha wrote:SOMEONESGOTTAGOng...
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As of frames 1370-1372, he still needs to pee...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby PhoenixRising » Thu May 16, 2013 2:05 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:… but once the OTT sucks you in, there's no getting out…


Indeed.

The Alt-Text

Spoiler:
Once upon a morning cheery, while I pondered, slightly bleary
Over many a new webcomic full of dreary trendy wit,
Suddenly with brief foreboding I beheld an image loading -
'T'was a small JPEG decoding on my panel bit by bit.
Just a monochrome depiction taking shape there bit by bit.
I thought, 'What's the point of it?'

For the frame projected merely two figures arranged austerely,
Seated rather cavalierly on some lonesome barren spit.
Eagerly I sought for meaning in their placid restful leaning,
Yet that earnest mental gleaning explicated not a whit; -
''Tis a caption missing,' said I, comprehending not a whit,
'Should explain wherefore they sit.'

Not inclined to whine or curse it, I intended to disperse it
But my mouse chanced to traverse it and up popped a tiny chit:
An alt-text, I saw, not fearing to expect the purpose clearing
By the letters there appearing like a scroll of holy writ.
Rapt I read the words inscribed there, terrible as holy writ.
And they spelt out: 'Wait for it.'

Wait for it? I sat and pondered while my morbid fancies wandered
Into strange phantasmagoric places few ever admit.
What grim portent was it sending; was 'it' coming soon, or ending?
Some catastrophe impending, all our mortal lives forfeit?
Was the Judgment Day upon us, holding every soul forfeit?
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Anon my mania deflated and it seemed my fears abated.
(None of us knows what is fated, and to fate we all submit.)
Then my gaze suddenly lifted, for like desert sands that drifted,
The comic page had shifted, though no refresh I'd transmit.
Lo! The figures changed position, with no page refresh transmit.
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Castles, rivers, swimming, scaffold, rising sea: all left me baffled,
As pix flowed in slow succession like a garment being knit.
Though my kenning should be gaining with each frame, 'twere no explaining
Every question still remaining: 'What's it mean, how does it fit?
Where's it going, what's the point, who are these folks, how's it all fit?'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

No surcease from my reflecting stopped the questions interjecting:
'Is the artist now expecting? Or is it his family's split?
Is it all 'bout global warming? Is it cancer lesions swarming?
I pray you, be more informing! All these mysteries remit.
For my peace of mind and sanity, the mysteries remit.'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

'Your coyness is most unpleasing. I won't wait,' I shouted, wheezing -
'All these pictures are just teasing, no intention to commit.
Black stick figure and sand castle, images so trite and facile
They're not worth near this much hassle. Leave my monitor unlit.
Take thy comic off my browser; leave my monitor unlit!'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

And the alt-text, ne'er updating, still is waiting, still is waiting
As each new frame looms, relating tick by tick the drawn-out skit.
I can but, through days ensuing, ponder on my soul's undoing,
The one hope for my renewing being that I somehow quit
Whilst the alt-text whispers softly that I'm doomed never to quit.
I can only... wait for it.


*clap* Well done!

I wonder what happens if Time never stops, though. Are we all doomed to wait for it for eternity? Not like that's a bad prospect. I can think of worse.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu May 16, 2013 2:09 pm UTC

PhoenixRising wrote:
Rule110 wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:… but once the OTT sucks you in, there's no getting out…


Indeed.

The Alt-Text

Spoiler:
Once upon a morning cheery, while I pondered, slightly bleary
Over many a new webcomic full of dreary trendy wit,
Suddenly with brief foreboding I beheld an image loading -
'T'was a small JPEG decoding on my panel bit by bit.
Just a monochrome depiction taking shape there bit by bit.
I thought, 'What's the point of it?'

For the frame projected merely two figures arranged austerely,
Seated rather cavalierly on some lonesome barren spit.
Eagerly I sought for meaning in their placid restful leaning,
Yet that earnest mental gleaning explicated not a whit; -
''Tis a caption missing,' said I, comprehending not a whit,
'Should explain wherefore they sit.'

Not inclined to whine or curse it, I intended to disperse it
But my mouse chanced to traverse it and up popped a tiny chit:
An alt-text, I saw, not fearing to expect the purpose clearing
By the letters there appearing like a scroll of holy writ.
Rapt I read the words inscribed there, terrible as holy writ.
And they spelt out: 'Wait for it.'

Wait for it? I sat and pondered while my morbid fancies wandered
Into strange phantasmagoric places few ever admit.
What grim portent was it sending; was 'it' coming soon, or ending?
Some catastrophe impending, all our mortal lives forfeit?
Was the Judgment Day upon us, holding every soul forfeit?
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Anon my mania deflated and it seemed my fears abated.
(None of us knows what is fated, and to fate we all submit.)
Then my gaze suddenly lifted, for like desert sands that drifted,
The comic page had shifted, though no refresh I'd transmit.
Lo! The figures changed position, with no page refresh transmit.
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Castles, rivers, swimming, scaffold, rising sea: all left me baffled,
As pix flowed in slow succession like a garment being knit.
Though my kenning should be gaining with each frame, 'twere no explaining
Every question still remaining: 'What's it mean, how does it fit?
Where's it going, what's the point, who are these folks, how's it all fit?'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

No surcease from my reflecting stopped the questions interjecting:
'Is the artist now expecting? Or is it his family's split?
Is it all 'bout global warming? Is it cancer lesions swarming?
I pray you, be more informing! All these mysteries remit.
For my peace of mind and sanity, the mysteries remit.'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

'Your coyness is most unpleasing. I won't wait,' I shouted, wheezing -
'All these pictures are just teasing, no intention to commit.
Black stick figure and sand castle, images so trite and facile
They're not worth near this much hassle. Leave my monitor unlit.
Take thy comic off my browser; leave my monitor unlit!'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

And the alt-text, ne'er updating, still is waiting, still is waiting
As each new frame looms, relating tick by tick the drawn-out skit.
I can but, through days ensuing, ponder on my soul's undoing,
The one hope for my renewing being that I somehow quit
Whilst the alt-text whispers softly that I'm doomed never to quit.
I can only... wait for it.


*clap* Well done!

I wonder what happens if Time never stops, though. Are we all doomed to wait for it for eternity? Not like that's a bad prospect. I can think of worse.

As long as everyone stays here, I don't know that I'd mind.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Thu May 16, 2013 2:12 pm UTC

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How to tell if you need help with your sudoku addiction
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu May 16, 2013 2:13 pm UTC

Standing in the shower this morning, saying shower-puns outloud to myself.
Realize what I've been doing. Giggle.
Then immediately thank Randall no one could hear me.
Giggled again that I thanked Randall.
I think I've lost it. Image

mscha wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Image OMR, they killed Cueball! You poisonous berries! Image

FTFY.


I laughed so loudly when I read this, but people can actually hear me this time. And more hatted avatars! How appropriate.

Smithers wrote:
Spoiler:
buffygirl wrote:
Valarya wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Yummy! Please accept this smiley as payment, and as apology for my rogue posting of 400 cupcakes earlier:
Image


This is the best emote I have ever seen (though cupcakes are 100% free around here). If only it was wearing a molpy hat, I might never use another smiley ever again. Who can make a molpy hat for this .gif?

Also, after my mini-blitz I didn't see anyone post the OtherComic!

I don't know how to hat a .gif. I don't even know how to do anything with a .gif. THUS - The BuffyDashery will Outsource This Assignment to Anyone Wishing To Do So Just This Once.

A blessing from the Buffydashery upon hats made by others is rarely bestowed, so I feel I must take this opportunity to create:
The tricherry-hatted-cupcake-eating-smiley. Image Delicious!


Yes yes yes yes yesss! A cherry cupcake for you Smithers!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu May 16, 2013 2:13 pm UTC

mathrec wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I must have a serious Sudoku addiction... I did the puzzle anyway... Even though it wasn't a real puzzle......help...
How to tell if you need help with your sudoku addiction

I...apparently...dont?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mk_chem » Thu May 16, 2013 2:14 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:I predict another pffthh *cough*

Edit: maybe next newpix...

- You ok?

- Just got some in my mouth.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu May 16, 2013 2:15 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:The Alt-Text
Spoiler:
Once upon a morning cheery, while I pondered, slightly bleary
Over many a new webcomic full of dreary trendy wit,
Suddenly with brief foreboding I beheld an image loading -
'T'was a small JPEG decoding on my panel bit by bit.
Just a monochrome depiction taking shape there bit by bit.
I thought, 'What's the point of it?'

For the frame projected merely two figures arranged austerely,
Seated rather cavalierly on some lonesome barren spit.
Eagerly I sought for meaning in their placid restful leaning,
Yet that earnest mental gleaning explicated not a whit; -
''Tis a caption missing,' said I, comprehending not a whit,
'Should explain wherefore they sit.'

Not inclined to whine or curse it, I intended to disperse it
But my mouse chanced to traverse it and up popped a tiny chit:
An alt-text, I saw, not fearing to expect the purpose clearing
By the letters there appearing like a scroll of holy writ.
Rapt I read the words inscribed there, terrible as holy writ.
And they spelt out: 'Wait for it.'

Wait for it? I sat and pondered while my morbid fancies wandered
Into strange phantasmagoric places few ever admit.
What grim portent was it sending; was 'it' coming soon, or ending?
Some catastrophe impending, all our mortal lives forfeit?
Was the Judgment Day upon us, holding every soul forfeit?
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Anon my mania deflated and it seemed my fears abated.
(None of us knows what is fated, and to fate we all submit.)
Then my gaze suddenly lifted, for like desert sands that drifted,
The comic page had shifted, though no refresh I'd transmit.
Lo! The figures changed position, with no page refresh transmit.
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Castles, rivers, swimming, scaffold, rising sea: all left me baffled,
As pix flowed in slow succession like a garment being knit.
Though my kenning should be gaining with each frame, 'twere no explaining
Every question still remaining: 'What's it mean, how does it fit?
Where's it going, what's the point, who are these folks, how's it all fit?'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

No surcease from my reflecting stopped the questions interjecting:
'Is the artist now expecting? Or is it his family's split?
Is it all 'bout global warming? Is it cancer lesions swarming?
I pray you, be more informing! All these mysteries remit.
For my peace of mind and sanity, the mysteries remit.'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

'Your coyness is most unpleasing. I won't wait,' I shouted, wheezing -
'All these pictures are just teasing, no intention to commit.
Black stick figure and sand castle, images so trite and facile
They're not worth near this much hassle. Leave my monitor unlit.
Take thy comic off my browser; leave my monitor unlit!'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

And the alt-text, ne'er updating, still is waiting, still is waiting
As each new frame looms, relating tick by tick the drawn-out skit.
I can but, through days ensuing, ponder on my soul's undoing,
The one hope for my renewing being that I somehow quit
Whilst the alt-text whispers softly that I'm doomed never to quit.
I can only... wait for it.


Wow. just wow.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu May 16, 2013 2:17 pm UTC

unreal37 wrote:So did the previous frames 1-1300 take place in a single day?

This is the first time they slept for an extended period. We might be able to calculate how much time passes between newpix if it's a single day.

I assume the sun never sets? It never gets dark? It'd be difficult to walk across rocky terrain in the dark. They're in a place with no night time? Alaska?


In frame 1160, Cueball says "It's been days". But not days since what.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu May 16, 2013 2:18 pm UTC

mathrec wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I must have a serious Sudoku addiction... I did the puzzle anyway... Even though it wasn't a real puzzle......help...
How to tell if you need help with your sudoku addiction

Speaking of Sudoku additions: I hate you.
Since I discovered your Sudoku of the Day, I'm losing what valuable little time I have left after OTT, coma and Outside responsibilities (yes, those are in descending order of priority) to them.
12 May: easy to moderate, sure... I spent hours solving that one.

PS: Just kidding, of course, they're awefulsome⁴!

⁴: English is weird. A little bit of awe is good, a lot of awe is bad?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby DrSamCarter » Thu May 16, 2013 2:22 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:Indeed.

The Alt-Text

Once upon a morning cheery, while I pondered, slightly bleary
...

I can only... wait for it.


Oh. Wow. Nailed it in so many ways. That is wonderful.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu May 16, 2013 2:22 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:… but once the OTT sucks you in, there's no getting out…


Indeed.

[color=#800080]The Alt-Text

I love that.

Ebonite wrote:Anyone else think of the end of the "Hunger Games" movie when they saw Cueball and Megan with the berries?

Well me, but I'm a bit obsessed. They are skinny enough to be from District 12. In general it is more of a Catching Fire vibe though. I do have good evidence that the Catching Fire movie will be excellent.

PhoenixRising wrote:I wonder what happens if Time never stops, though. Are we all doomed Do we all get to wait for it for eternity?

FTFY
astrotter wrote:It is not particularly clear to me at this time that we are not overanalyzing this...

Randalspeed thunk, iskinner, and other blitzers! Notes from the before-was improve the after-when.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jowo » Thu May 16, 2013 2:35 pm UTC

Spoiler:
Rule110 wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:… but once the OTT sucks you in, there's no getting out…


Indeed.

The Alt-Text

Once upon a morning cheery, while I pondered, slightly bleary
Over many a new webcomic full of dreary trendy wit,
Suddenly with brief foreboding I beheld an image loading -
'T'was a small JPEG decoding on my panel bit by bit.
Just a monochrome depiction taking shape there bit by bit.
I thought, 'What's the point of it?'

For the frame projected merely two figures arranged austerely,
Seated rather cavalierly on some lonesome barren spit.
Eagerly I sought for meaning in their placid restful leaning,
Yet that earnest mental gleaning explicated not a whit; -
''Tis a caption missing,' said I, comprehending not a whit,
'Should explain wherefore they sit.'

Not inclined to whine or curse it, I intended to disperse it
But my mouse chanced to traverse it and up popped a tiny chit:
An alt-text, I saw, not fearing to expect the purpose clearing
By the letters there appearing like a scroll of holy writ.
Rapt I read the words inscribed there, terrible as holy writ.
And they spelt out: 'Wait for it.'

Wait for it? I sat and pondered while my morbid fancies wandered
Into strange phantasmagoric places few ever admit.
What grim portent was it sending; was 'it' coming soon, or ending?
Some catastrophe impending, all our mortal lives forfeit?
Was the Judgment Day upon us, holding every soul forfeit?
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Anon my mania deflated and it seemed my fears abated.
(None of us knows what is fated, and to fate we all submit.)
Then it my gaze suddenly lifted, for like desert sands that drifted,
The comic page had shifted, though no refresh I'd transmit.
Lo! The figures changed position, with no page refresh transmit.
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

Castles, rivers, swimming, scaffold, rising sea: all left me baffled,
As pix flowed in slow succession like a garment being knit.
Though my kenning should be gaining with each frame, 'twere no explaining
Every question still remaining: 'What's it mean, how does it fit?
Where's it going, what's the point, who are these folks, how's it all fit?'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

No surcease from my reflecting stopped the questions interjecting:
'Is the artist now expecting? Or is it his family's split?
Is it all 'bout global warming? Is it cancer lesions swarming?
I pray you, be more informing! All these mysteries remit.
For my peace of mind and sanity, the mysteries remit.'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

'Your coyness is most unpleasing. I won't wait,' I shouted, wheezing -
'All these pictures are just teasing, no intention to commit.
Black stick figure and sand castle, images so trite and facile
They're not worth near this much hassle. Leave my monitor unlit.
Take thy comic off my browser; leave my monitor unlit!'
Quoth the alt-text: 'Wait for it.'

And the alt-text, ne'er updating, still is waiting, still is waiting
As each new frame looms, relating tick by tick the drawn-out skit.
I can but, through days ensuing, ponder on my soul's undoing,
The one hope for my renewing being that I somehow quit
Whilst the alt-text whispers softly that I'm doomed never to quit.
I can only... wait for it.


Yes Yes Yes! Thank you! This is so good.
It's about Time....

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dreiarmumig » Thu May 16, 2013 2:39 pm UTC

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Ooh, we're almost at 16 visitors!

Also, Rule110, I'm in awe about your poem. As many others have said: Wow.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Thu May 16, 2013 2:44 pm UTC

unreal37 wrote:So did the previous frames 1-1300 take place in a single day?

This is the first time they slept for an extended period. We might be able to calculate how much time passes between newpix if it's a single day.

I assume the sun never sets? It never gets dark? It'd be difficult to walk across rocky terrain in the dark. They're in a place with no night time? Alaska?

A little Cole Porter for us all:

Night and Day,
They are the same,
Only sable seas and argent skies ev'ry frame...
Don't worry. Feed squirpys.
Don't wait for me.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu May 16, 2013 2:48 pm UTC

mathrec wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I must have a serious Sudoku addiction... I did the puzzle anyway... Even though it wasn't a real puzzle......help...
How to tell if you need help with your sudoku addiction

Answer alert:
Spoiler:
¿ǝɯıʇ ǝɯos ɟo ǝʇsɐʍ ǝɟɐs ɐ ʇı sI?
Hmm, I'm not sure I'm the best person to judge that. After all, I'm apparently under the impression that it's normal to hang out in the OTT. ;)


(Edit: fixed my answer, after seeing akacat's correction. I had the correct solution, just forgot to type one word; no, really!)
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