1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Wed May 22, 2013 5:10 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
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That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Wed May 22, 2013 5:13 pm UTC

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It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed May 22, 2013 5:16 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
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That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.

And now I've done a spit take...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby airdrik » Wed May 22, 2013 5:17 pm UTC

So the tree is sea-like in a couple of ways: it is big, and it does/knows what it wants/is doing.

ETA: of course I will also echo the sentiment that when Cueball opens his mouth he adds 0 value to the discussion. (the image keeps changing. Did anyone notice the javascript?)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Wed May 22, 2013 5:18 pm UTC

airdrik wrote:So the tree is sea-like in a couple of ways: it is big, and it does/knows what it wants/is doing.

Or perhaps Cueball is just being sarcastic - not the first time he's repeated one of Megan's quotes in this way
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edfel » Wed May 22, 2013 5:20 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
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That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed May 22, 2013 5:21 pm UTC

edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
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That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed May 22, 2013 5:22 pm UTC

Wait, I think I know why this tree looks different than it did before (during the temporary zoomout). It's drawn all funny to show us their perspective of the tree, because a tree looks very different when viewed up close as opposed to far away. The top of the tree (from the point where it bends to the top) is skewed to the left, as if it had hit an invisible cieling but had kept growing after bending 90°, or if it were a wall poster that's taller than the wall and has the top part pressed flat against the ceiling.
If that makes any sense. It's hard for me to explain.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby airdrik » Wed May 22, 2013 5:27 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Wait, I think I know why this tree looks different than it did before (during the temporary zoomout). It's drawn all funny to show us their perspective of the tree, because a tree looks very different when viewed up close as opposed to far away. The top of the tree (from the point where it bends to the top) is skewed to the left, as if it had hit an invisible cieling but had kept growing after bending 90°, or if it were a wall poster that's taller than the wall and has the top part pressed flat against the ceiling.
If that makes any sense. It's hard for me to explain.

Actually, this tree wasn't present in the temporary zoomout, this is the 2nd tree that they've passed since passing the two shown in the zoomout.
ETA: However your comparison of this tree to those first two may be correct.

My initial thought was that it was a 2D slice of the tree and there are other limbs not shown that would produce a full canopy. Of course Megan's comment disproved that.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Wed May 22, 2013 5:28 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
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That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Who gave the inquisitor a chainsaw? This seems extremely dangerous for those of us who have become accustomed to comfy chairs, chocolate, and burnt steaks.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Wed May 22, 2013 5:30 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Wait, I think I know why this tree looks different than it did before (during the temporary zoomout). It's drawn all funny to show us their perspective of the tree, because a tree looks very different when viewed up close as opposed to far away. The top of the tree (from the point where it bends to the top) is skewed to the left, as if it had hit an invisible cieling but had kept growing after bending 90°, or if it were a wall poster that's taller than the wall and has the top part pressed flat against the ceiling.
If that makes any sense. It's hard for me to explain.


Hmmm. Only two trees were shown in the zoom out. I think this is the third tree. Track their movement since about np1500.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Wed May 22, 2013 5:31 pm UTC

jetpac wrote:
Spoiler:
Dracomax wrote:
edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
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That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Who gave the inquisitor a chainsaw? This seems extremely dangerous for those of us who have become accustomed to comfy chairs, chocolate, and burnt steaks.


It's OK -- this is his chainsaw:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Wed May 22, 2013 5:34 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
jetpac wrote:
Spoiler:
Dracomax wrote:
edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
Image
That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Who gave the inquisitor a chainsaw? This seems extremely dangerous for those of us who have become accustomed to comfy chairs, chocolate, and burnt steaks.


It's OK -- this is his chainsaw:
Spoiler:
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Hmm, a cake that probably doesn't taste very good? Yeah, that seems about right.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed May 22, 2013 5:36 pm UTC

jetpac wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
jetpac wrote:
Spoiler:
Dracomax wrote:
edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
Image
That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Who gave the inquisitor a chainsaw? This seems extremely dangerous for those of us who have become accustomed to comfy chairs, chocolate, and burnt steaks.


It's OK -- this is his chainsaw:
Spoiler:
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Hmm, a cake that probably doesn't taste very good? Yeah, that seems about right.

Well, I also have a chainsaw made of Chocolate fudge.
and a saw made of chains. the chains are made of tiny hacksaws, interlinked. It is as dangerous to the wielder as to the person it is used against.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby airdrik » Wed May 22, 2013 5:36 pm UTC

jetpac wrote:
Spoiler:
Dracomax wrote:
edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
<snip>
That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Who gave the inquisitor a chainsaw? This seems extremely dangerous for those of us who have become accustomed to comfy chairs, chocolate, and burnt steaks.

And besides, what heresy has the tree8 committed that it would deserve such a punishment of the high inquisitor? If it has committed any heresy (which even to suggest that it has committed heresy is heresy as it was placed there by the GLR himself and as such cannot commit heresy), certainly it deserves a more fitting punishment: a careful removal of its fruits to be distributed to the followers of the OTC and OTT.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby airdrik » Wed May 22, 2013 5:37 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed May 22, 2013 5:37 pm UTC

airdrik wrote:
jetpac wrote:
Spoiler:
Dracomax wrote:
edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
<snip>
That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Who gave the inquisitor a chainsaw? This seems extremely dangerous for those of us who have become accustomed to comfy chairs, chocolate, and burnt steaks.

And besides, what heresy has the tree8 committed that it would deserve such a punishment of the high inquisitor? If it has committed any heresy (which even to suggest that it has committed heresy is heresy as it was placed there by the GLR himself and as such cannot commit heresy), certainly it deserves a more fitting punishment: a careful removal of its fruits to be distributed to the followers of the OTC and OTT.

No, the use of a chainsaw against a tree would be purely a matter of self defense. or a need for mahogany furniture.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Wed May 22, 2013 5:38 pm UTC

airdrik wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Wait, I think I know why this tree looks different than it did before (during the temporary zoomout). It's drawn all funny to show us their perspective of the tree, because a tree looks very different when viewed up close as opposed to far away. The top of the tree (from the point where it bends to the top) is skewed to the left, as if it had hit an invisible cieling but had kept growing after bending 90°, or if it were a wall poster that's taller than the wall and has the top part pressed flat against the ceiling.
If that makes any sense. It's hard for me to explain.

Actually, this tree wasn't present in the temporary zoomout, this is the 2nd tree that they've passed since passing the two shown in the zoomout.
ETA: However your comparison of this tree to those first two may be correct.

My initial thought was that it was a 2D slice of the tree and there are other limbs not shown that would produce a full canopy. Of course Megan's comment disproved that.


My other big issue with this idea is that Randall knows how to draw a tree that grew sideways for some reason. This tree9,10, as others have pointed out, looks blatantly photoshopped/skewed.

9pretty big
10knows what it's doing

Edit: I now realize that's what HAL was trying to say with the poster idea :oops:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Wed May 22, 2013 5:38 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
airdrik wrote:
jetpac wrote:
Spoiler:
Dracomax wrote:
edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
<snip>
That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Who gave the inquisitor a chainsaw? This seems extremely dangerous for those of us who have become accustomed to comfy chairs, chocolate, and burnt steaks.

And besides, what heresy has the tree8 committed that it would deserve such a punishment of the high inquisitor? If it has committed any heresy (which even to suggest that it has committed heresy is heresy as it was placed there by the GLR himself and as such cannot commit heresy), certainly it deserves a more fitting punishment: a careful removal of its fruits to be distributed to the followers of the OTC and OTT.

No, the use of a chainsaw against a tree would be purely a matter of self defense. or a need for mahogany furniture.

Also known as self-defense against intruders who cannot penetrate mahogany furniture

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Wed May 22, 2013 5:42 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Wait, I think I know why this tree looks different than it did before (during the temporary zoomout). It's drawn all funny to show us their perspective of the tree, because a tree looks very different when viewed up close as opposed to far away. The top of the tree (from the point where it bends to the top) is skewed to the left, as if it had hit an invisible cieling but had kept growing after bending 90°, or if it were a wall poster that's taller than the wall and has the top part pressed flat against the ceiling.
If that makes any sense. It's hard for me to explain.

While I agree with the posters who have already said this is a third (or fourth) tree, not a different view of one of the first two, perhaps this illustrates something like what you were trying to say:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Selcouth » Wed May 22, 2013 5:43 pm UTC

It's a pretty big tree. It probably knows what it's doing.


WHAT IF THE TREES ARE SENTIENT
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Wed May 22, 2013 5:46 pm UTC

Selcouth wrote:
It's a pretty big tree. It probably knows what it's doing.


WHAT IF THE TREES ARE SENTIENTS


FTFY

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed May 22, 2013 5:47 pm UTC

astrocub wrote:
Selcouth wrote:
It's a pretty big tree. It probably knows what it's doing.


WHAT IF THE TREES ARE SENTIENTS


FTFY

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Wed May 22, 2013 5:48 pm UTC

Selcouth wrote:
It's a pretty big tree. It probably knows what it's doing.


WHAT IF THE TREES ARE SENTIENT


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Wed May 22, 2013 5:50 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
Selcouth wrote:
It's a pretty big tree. It probably knows what it's doing.


WHAT IF THE TREES ARE SENTIENT


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rmcurtis » Wed May 22, 2013 5:55 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:If you give a baby a cuban cigar, I'm pretty sure a lot of people will intentionally glare at you. And it might even get captured in a glare-free flash photo.

If you give a baby a cuban cigar, it'll probably ask you for a light.


Wait, did Laura Numeroff even write that book? I think you're making that up!

Just like this: If you lead a Cueball to a bent Ent, he'll probably say something silly.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sheldon » Wed May 22, 2013 5:56 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Thank you Dracomax for that line which is looking very sig-able.
However, as a fellow chainsaw (ab)user (thankfully still with opposable thumbs), I feel that I must identify that there are often trees that do move very fast, these are always the ones that have been attacked by said chainsaw and luckily (but sadly not reliably) always away from said chainsaw wielder.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Wed May 22, 2013 5:59 pm UTC

cueball wrote:It's a pretty big tree. It probably knows what it's doing

I see this as a meta-commentary about the OTC and possibly also the OTT. Randall is humoring us once again. I love (and wait for) it.

Edit: (In case anyone missed my point)
"This OTC/OTT seems to be getting out of hand, is it supposed to be like that?"
"The OTC/OTT is pretty big. It probably knows what it's doing."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimeLurker » Wed May 22, 2013 6:07 pm UTC

rmcurtis wrote:
TimeLurker wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:If you give a baby a cuban cigar, I'm pretty sure a lot of people will intentionally glare at you. And it might even get captured in a glare-free flash photo.

If you give a baby a cuban cigar, it'll probably ask you for a light.

Wait, did Laura Numeroff even write that book? I think you're making that up!
Just like this: If you lead a Cueball to a bent Ent, he'll probably say something silly.

I'm not sure you need to lead Cueball anywhere for him to say something silly. That is why we love him.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed May 22, 2013 6:18 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:
rmcurtis wrote:
TimeLurker wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:If you give a baby a cuban cigar, I'm pretty sure a lot of people will intentionally glare at you. And it might even get captured in a glare-free flash photo.

If you give a baby a cuban cigar, it'll probably ask you for a light.

Wait, did Laura Numeroff even write that book? I think you're making that up!
Just like this: If you lead a Cueball to a bent Ent, he'll probably say something silly.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Wed May 22, 2013 6:19 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Wed May 22, 2013 6:24 pm UTC

jetpac wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Spoiler:
edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
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That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Who gave the inquisitor a chainsaw? This seems extremely dangerous for those of us who have become accustomed to comfy chairs, chocolate, and burnt steaks.

OK, I understand the Inquisitor feels that he needs to be equipped to cut down the tallest tree in the forest, but we simply cannot allow him to have something as dangerous as a chainsaw. I suggest he be issued
Spoiler:
a herring!


Edit: ...some of the wow trees have two main branches at the top. I think this one simply lost one side, say in a lightning strike, for example.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 22, 2013 6:26 pm UTC

Cueball wrote:It's a pretty big tree.
It probably knows what it's doing.

This suggest that perhaps Megan and Cueball are children. Older than La Petite, but still young enough to think that grownups have all the answers, so, it something is big (like sea¹ or crooked Baobab⁸), it must know what it's doing.

Edit: typo fix
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Wed May 22, 2013 6:30 pm UTC

mathrec wrote:
jetpac wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Spoiler:
edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
Image
That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Who gave the inquisitor a chainsaw? This seems extremely dangerous for those of us who have become accustomed to comfy chairs, chocolate, and burnt steaks.

OK, I understand the Inquisitor feels that he needs to be equipped to cut down the tallest tree in the forest, but we simply cannot allow him to have something as dangerous as a chainsaw. I suggest he be issued
Spoiler:
a herring!


Edit: ...some of the wow trees have two main branches at the top. I think this one simply lost one side, say in a lightning strike, for example.


I saw a chain of chainsaws
in Dracomax's long claws.
He was heading for the Ent;
the Ent with a head that bent.
I saw intent for the saws!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Wed May 22, 2013 6:30 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:Consider this obvious chain of relatedness:

1. The GLR has populated the OTC with trees that appear to be baobabs.
Spoiler:
2. Baobab is also the name of a musical group out of Dunham, NC consisting primarily of an artist named Phil Torres, who is also a writer.

3. Phil Torres has also written a book called "A Crisis of Faith - Atheism, Emerging Technologies and the Future of Humanity"

4. A Crisis of Faith is a familiar trope and is a central element in Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Star".

5. Clarke's "The Star" had a Jesuit priest who was horrified to learn that a nova that eliminated a civilization was the Star of Bethlehem.

6. Bethlehem is also a city in Pennsylvania, named after the birthplace of Jesus shown on by that star, and is also the birthplace of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

7. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had his first major movie role as "The Scorpion King," first introduced in "The Mummy Returns" and then expanded in the prequel "The Scorpion King".

8. "The Scorpion King" had a soundtrack with the single "I Stand Alone", recorded by the group Godsmack.

9. "I Stand Alone" was recorded at The Hit Factory in Miami, Florida. This studio was formerly known as Criteria Studios.

10. Criteria Studios was where The Allman Brothers recorded the studio parts of their classic album "Eat a Peach".

11. There have been recurring rumors that the name "Eat a Peach" and the album art allude to guitarist Duane Allman's motorcycle death in 1971, but it actually refers to a comment he made when asked by reporter Ellen Mandel of Good Times Magazine, "How are you helping the revolution?" Duane Allman's reply included, "...and every time I'm in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace."

12. Georgia peaches are world-famous and the name is used in many ways. There's even the Georgia Peach Award -- an award for outstanding teen literature.


13. The first Georgia Peach award was awarded in 2005, and was won by "The First Part Last", a book that deals with...

pregnancy!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

It's obvious what the implications of this are: Angelastic was 100% correct!


StratPlayer wrote:Hmm.... Well, let's see:

1. Unintentional glare can be a problem with flash photography, but one suggestion on how to reduce it is to use pellon over the flash.
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2. Pellon is a batting material that can diffuse light. It is also the last name of the artist Gina Pellon

3. Gina Pellon became famous in France, but was originally from Cuba.

4. Cuba is famous for their Cuban cigars.

5. Cigars were customarily given out at the birth of a baby.

So, it's clear once again that it IS all related, and they ARE having a baby!


StratPlayer, I am mentally crowning you as the honorary James Burke of the OTT.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Wed May 22, 2013 6:31 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Cueball wrote:It's a pretty big tree.
It probably knows what it's doing.

This suggest that perhaps Megan and Cueball are children. Older than La Petite, but still you enough to think that grownups have all the answers, so, it something is big (like sea¹ or crooked Baobab⁸), it must know what it's doing.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Wed May 22, 2013 6:36 pm UTC

mathrec wrote:
jetpac wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Spoiler:
edfel wrote:
Valarya wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:YESCUEBONG
Image
That makes complete sense.

Hmm... maybe it's a suntree?


It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies.


Of course it does: if a treewow, that can grow this big, decides that bending this way is a good move in life, then the last thing I'd be doing is suggesting that it's wrong simply because it is way bigger than me.

It may be way bigger than me, but based upon my experience with trees, I'm almost certainly much, much faster. and I have opposable thumbs. and a chainsaw.

Who gave the inquisitor a chainsaw? This seems extremely dangerous for those of us who have become accustomed to comfy chairs, chocolate, and burnt steaks.

OK, I understand the Inquisitor feels that he needs to be equipped to cut down the tallest tree in the forest, but we simply cannot allow him to have something as dangerous as a chainsaw. I suggest he be issued
Spoiler:
a herring!


Edit: ...some of the wow trees have two main branches at the top. I think this one simply lost one side, say in a lightning strike, for example.

I concur, a herring would be a good weapon.

On a side note: Well done steaks are not burnt unless you don't know how to cook meat.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Wed May 22, 2013 6:38 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Cueball wrote:It's a pretty big tree.
It probably knows what it's doing.

This suggest that perhaps Megan and Cueball are children. Older than La Petite, but still you enough to think that grownups have all the answers, so, it something is big (like sea¹ or crooked Baobab⁸), it must know what it's doing.

So, not teenagers yet.
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