1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu May 23, 2013 4:40 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:Hmm, lmjb1964 is an interesting outlier on the data page. Or is that an error?


Not an error... it's interesting actually. lmjb's OP directly quoted BG and was subsequently quoted and quoted again all over the place. Somewhere 10 nested levels down the chain BG finally re-quotes the whole tree.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Thu May 23, 2013 4:48 am UTC

ergman wrote:Alright. I did a Sestina. It wasn't easy, but damn if if was fun. I went for the 11 syllables per line rule as well, though apparently that isn't mandatory. Suffice to say I did a lot of counting on my fingers:

In Time we heed certain creeds: the sea is big
Revealed by our prophets: the river is small
Cuegan's brief rare dialogues: the tree is neat
Recorded, hid in footnotes: the fire is old
Mystic exposition: empty, beautiful
And of course lord Randall's own words: wait for it
Spoiler:
When I first stumbled all alone into It
A panel as per thrice a week, nothing big
Two folk on a beach, so zen and beautiful
Left it alone thinking it something small
Returned later and saw not panel of old
An oh so slow changing image, I thought 'Neat'

Curious about the rules of all things neat
I wiki'd and found a religion 'bout it
In needle pulled form, 400 pages old
I feared to blitz, for time was scarce, pages big
I joined in, threw in my voice, though it is small
I could not bypass something so beautiful

I Learned the terms, the mad tongue so beautiful
I met the folk so kind, funny and neat
Hunted for the molpy, secretive and small
The varied creation pile, I fed some to it
Speculated heresy, theories big
For food I gave sorbet to replace the old

If time ended I could not go back to the old
I've changed, witnessing this thing so beautiful
I can't undrink from the salty sea so big
I forever shall regard the trees as neat
There's double meaning when I say wait for it
The man I was pre-OTT was someone small

Outside now throws my way many matters small
Narnia style, will I one day grow too old?
Ok, that worry's senseless, do it ignore it
Have faith that OTC's forever beautiful
Believe in GLR, science-god so neat
He knows what he's doing like the trees so big

~It needs small words , sestina the beautiful
I'm a whole six stanzas old, and its still neat
Though I'm tired of it's 39 lines; so big~

Well, there you have it. Very melodramatic, as many poems are. Coma time for me now. Have fun


This is absolutely superb and delightful.
(I peeled back the spoiler tags just a bit, hoping it might grab readers' attention more readily.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 23, 2013 4:51 am UTC

Kieryn wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:Hmm, lmjb1964 is an interesting outlier on the data page. Or is that an error?


Not an error... it's interesting actually. lmjb's OP directly quoted BG and was subsequently quoted and quoted again all over the place. Somewhere 10 nested levels down the chain BG finally re-quotes the whole tree.

That's amazing and very interesting indeed!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu May 23, 2013 4:54 am UTC

astrocub wrote:
Platonix wrote:
Spoiler:
Kieryn wrote:
Platonix wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Quick note on the BG number: If you are never quoted by BG either directly or in a chain, you simply do not have a BG number. If you are directly quoted, your BG is 1. A high BG number means you get quoted down a long chain, which ultimately gets quoted by BG. A high BG number is therefore the rarer case and could be thought of as more prestigious. (Edit: Well done lmjb1964!)

Also the BG numbers are linked to the posts detected at the top of the chain... following the chain down to find the BG post can be a fun challenge due to the branching quote chains, especially for the higher BG numbers.

...so...you're saying me being quoted by, say, mscha, doesn't give me a BG number of 2 because BG has directly quoted mscha at least once? The only way to have a BG number of 2 is for BG to quote someone who - in that post - was quoting me?

Hm. That adds an interesting dimension.


Yeah, that's the definition I was using. I could maybe do the other definition another time. More people would have a BG number by this other definition, but it would be more homogenous. I guess it would be more analogous to a Kevin Bacon number though.

Actually, just had a silly thought...with BG numbers defined this way, it becomes possible to try to "collect them all". Like, maybe there exist different quote trees that could give the same person BG numbers of 1 through 5.

Am I overthinking this? Suddenly SBN's sig springs to mind...


Ooh, I really like the idea of collecting numbers under the current definition. It doesn't seem like it would be much more difficult to implement.

Edit: Satan's Sole Sombrero Suppressor. I would like to see moar comics.


Actually I guess the way I'm compiling the data (BG numbers for posts before doing the user minimum) this would be pretty easy to do. Ok fine... something for tomorrow. I'm feeling badges might be called for.

This would be an interesting power given to BlitzGirl if when she returns...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu May 23, 2013 4:58 am UTC

Kieryn wrote:Should just work if you have javascript/jquery enabled. The headings are not links as such, but should be clickable. Which browser are you using?
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I have not installed jquery, and have not removed javascript.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Thu May 23, 2013 4:58 am UTC

ergman wrote:Alright. I did a Sestina. It wasn't easy, but damn if if was fun. I went for the 11 syllables per line rule as well, though apparently that isn't mandatory. Suffice to say I did a lot of counting on my fingers:
Spoiler:
In Time we heed certain creeds: the sea is big
Revealed by our prophets: the river is small
Cuegan's brief rare dialogues: the tree is neat
Recorded, hid in footnotes: the fire is old
Mystic exposition: empty, beautiful
And of course lord Randall's own words: wait for it

When I first stumbled all alone into It
A panel as per thrice a week, nothing big
Two folk on a beach, so zen and beautiful
Left it alone thinking it something small
Returned later and saw not panel of old
An oh so slow changing image, I thought 'Neat'

Curious about the rules of all things neat
I wiki'd and found a religion 'bout it
In needle pulled form, 400 pages old
I feared to blitz, for time was scarce, pages big
I joined in, threw in my voice, though it is small
I could not bypass something so beautiful

I Learned the terms, the mad tongue so beautiful
I met the folk so kind, funny and neat
Hunted for the molpy, secretive and small
The varied creation pile, I fed some to it
Speculated heresy, theories big
For food I gave sorbet to replace the old

If time ended I could not go back to the old
I've changed, witnessing this thing so beautiful
I can't undrink from the salty sea so big
I forever shall regard the trees as neat
There's double meaning when I say wait for it
The man I was pre-OTT was someone small

Outside now throws my way many matters small
Narnia style, will I one day grow too old?
Ok, that worry's senseless, do it ignore it
Have faith that OTC's forever beautiful
Believe in GLR, science-god so neat
He knows what he's doing like the trees so big

~It needs small words , sestina the beautiful
I'm a whole six stanzas old, and its still neat
Though I'm tired of it's 39 lines; so big~

Well, there you have it. Very melodramatic, as many poems are. Coma time for me now. Have fun


"He knows what he's doing like the trees so big"

Love this line, and the whole sestina is incredibly impressive. I'm having trouble understanding the rules, but you executed them beautifully.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 23, 2013 5:03 am UTC

ergman; Great job on the "new" poetic form and to be the first Image; & Image

Kieryn, you really pull that coding mojo out at a hat drop, don't you. Impressive as always. Image


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu May 23, 2013 5:06 am UTC

azule wrote:Beesnake detected. Two of them! Mating season.


Yay, yay YAY!! I love beesnakes! They make me almost as happy as molpies. :mrgreen:

I was internetting earlier and saw a video on the facebook titled.. well. You know8. And it had to do with chocolate. So I can't just not share it. Even if the sound is annoying.

8 :
Spoiler:
Wait for It..


ChronosDragon wrote:Image


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 23, 2013 5:07 am UTC

Higher & highOng

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu May 23, 2013 5:08 am UTC

Goodbye beesnakes. :cry:

ergman, ggh, jjj and you other people doing awesome storyish poetry things are amazing. I always read every word and am constantly blown away by the talent here. <3's
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Thu May 23, 2013 5:13 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
Spoiler:
Higher & highOng

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while I'm here ,before newpixbot gets the credit


Nothing against Newpixbot, of course. He's been coming up with wonderful words lately :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Thu May 23, 2013 5:21 am UTC

astrocub wrote:SixtynONG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu May 23, 2013 5:21 am UTC

Haven't posted much today (or at all this week, apparently - I've fallen from number 8 on the credits list to 11! Not that it's a competition...or anything...), but I must coma. Tomorrow is Thusdix, another long Outside day for me, but after that is Fridix, wherein I will have much time! I'll probably spend a lot of it playing Spore (perhaps creating a race of Molpies), but I'll spare some time to write Chapter 3 of The Case of the Little River for all y'all :D
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Post from the past
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Helper!!! Prepare the ballistae!!!

I tin't, they be full of cats and hamsters.


Come on man! Fine, Stuff the Kool-Aid into the Cats and Hamsters!

Uh, oh. It looks like some past-cats need my help. :o
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Well we could if there be-did not cats and hamsters in our ballistae...

I know, I'm sorry.... Look, I loaned them to the crazy cat lady, so they're out of our hair trebuchets for now.

Oh, good. They're safe! It looks like I'm not needed after all. :D

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EDIT: Changed it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 23, 2013 5:37 am UTC

astrocub wrote:
pelrigg wrote:Higher & highOng

[img >snip image< /img]

while I'm here ,before newpixbot gets the credit


Nothing against Newpixbot, of course. He's been coming up with wonderful words lately :D


Absolutely, not putting newpixbot down At All. And he's great when there's a problem at the source or when we forget to post the newpix because we're having way too much fun.

Beesnakes flitting in the air
Mopliflies buzzing without care
Are you there
just for flare?
Or for something more sinistare?


I know, it not one of the fancy new forms.
Also, "sinister" doesn't rhyme.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 23, 2013 5:38 am UTC

I must admit that I'd almost forgotten about the River (which is small), because it hasn't been seen in so long, or as any other less-small river. On a related note, this thread needs more River Tam.
This should help: (spoilered for size)
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 23, 2013 5:51 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:I must admit that I'd almost forgotten about the River (which is small), because it hasn't been seen in so long, or as any other less-small river. On a related note, this thread needs more River Tam.
This should help: (spoilered for size)
Spoiler:
Image


Now that you mention it wwwaaaaayyyyy back on NP490
ChronosDragon wrote:
woods wrote:SITTINGDOWNG


Since I'm finally back in the present, guess I'll comment on this now:

Doesn't that look awful flat for a river?


And I thought of this:

Did somebody say "a flat River"?
Spoiler:
SummerGlau_ RiverTam_bdm006.jpg


I just didn't how to do it
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Thu May 23, 2013 5:53 am UTC

Got it all figured out: they're lost in a Van Gogh Dali.

dali.png


I really wish I had something besides paint after this one...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 23, 2013 6:06 am UTC

300-Ong


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Wow, 300.... (in person I'm not this talkative) [????????????]

ETA (15 after)
Spoiler:
boobies
I'm the only one on the page
*Sigh*
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Spoiler Report 8

Postby tman2nd » Thu May 23, 2013 6:15 am UTC

Spoiler Report.
Sano wrote:[img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png[/img ]

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 23, 2013 6:27 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I must admit that I'd almost forgotten about the River (which is small), because it hasn't been seen in so long, or as any other less-small river. On a related note, this thread needs more River Tam.
This should help: (spoilered for size)
Spoiler:
Image


Now that you mention it wwwaaaaayyyyy back on NP490
ChronosDragon wrote:
woods wrote:SITTINGDOWNG


Since I'm finally back in the present, guess I'll comment on this now:

Doesn't that look awful flat for a river?


And I thought of this:

Did somebody say "a flat River"?
Spoiler:
SummerGlau_ RiverTam_bdm006.jpg


I just didn't how to do it
Ceiling River!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 23, 2013 6:31 am UTC

Hey, I don't know if this was discussed way back when, but I've been going through and watching it slowly, frame by frame again from the beginning on the Book of Aubron, and wondered if there was talk of Molpies as early as the frames labeled 994-5 therein. I've been on and off with the OTT, and that was back during finals, so I wasn't really on a lot back then. I just noticed tonight that there is some movement on the ground in those frames, which are all the way back during the first journey period.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 23, 2013 6:40 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:Hey, I don't know if this was discussed way back when, but I've been going through and watching it slowly, frame by frame again from the beginning on the Book of Aubron, and wondered if there was talk of Molpies as early as the frames labeled 994-5 therein. I've been on and off with the OTT, and that was back during finals, so I wasn't really on a lot back then. I just noticed tonight that there is some movement on the ground in those frames, which are all the way back during the first journey period.

I don't remember any such, but I also managed to miss where the name Molpy came from so I can't really answer for certain. And I can't find info about this on the Time wiki.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 23, 2013 6:43 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:
kenmelken wrote:Hey, I don't know if this was discussed way back when, but I've been going through and watching it slowly, frame by frame again from the beginning on the Book of Aubron, and wondered if there was talk of Molpies as early as the frames labeled 994-5 therein. I've been on and off with the OTT, and that was back during finals, so I wasn't really on a lot back then. I just noticed tonight that there is some movement on the ground in those frames, which are all the way back during the first journey period.

I don't remember any such, but I also managed to miss where the name Molpy came from so I can't really answer for certain. And I can't find info about this on the Time wiki.


Yeah, oddly enough, Molpies don't even have an entry. But even if they weren't called that at that point, I wonder if anyone even recognized the change in the ground at that point (well, I'm sure some did, but did anyone think it could be animal presence at that point, or just a strange anomaly?)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu May 23, 2013 6:58 am UTC

ergman wrote:Alright. I did a Sestina. It wasn't easy, but damn if if was fun. I went for the 11 syllables per line rule as well, though apparently that isn't mandatory. Suffice to say I did a lot of counting on my fingers:
Spoiler:
In Time we heed certain creeds: the sea is big
Revealed by our prophets: the river is small
Cuegan's brief rare dialogues: the tree is neat
Recorded, hid in footnotes: the fire is old
Mystic exposition: empty, beautiful
And of course lord Randall's own words: wait for it

When I first stumbled all alone into It
A panel as per thrice a week, nothing big
Two folk on a beach, so zen and beautiful
Left it alone thinking it something small
Returned later and saw not panel of old
An oh so slow changing image, I thought 'Neat'

Curious about the rules of all things neat
I wiki'd and found a religion 'bout it
In needle pulled form, 400 pages old
I feared to blitz, for time was scarce, pages big
I joined in, threw in my voice, though it is small
I could not bypass something so beautiful

I Learned the terms, the mad tongue so beautiful
I met the folk so kind, funny and neat
Hunted for the molpy, secretive and small
The varied creation pile, I fed some to it
Speculated heresy, theories big
For food I gave sorbet to replace the old

If time ended I could not go back to the old
I've changed, witnessing this thing so beautiful
I can't undrink from the salty sea so big
I forever shall regard the trees as neat
There's double meaning when I say wait for it
The man I was pre-OTT was someone small

Outside now throws my way many matters small
Narnia style, will I one day grow too old?
Ok, that worry's senseless, do it ignore it
Have faith that OTC's forever beautiful
Believe in GLR, science-god so neat
He knows what he's doing like the trees so big

~It needs small words , sestina the beautiful
I'm a whole six stanzas old, and its still neat
Though I'm tired of it's 39 lines; so big~

Well, there you have it. Very melodramatic, as many poems are. Coma time for me now. Have fun


This is beautiful! To be honest, I didn't especially love the example sestinas - I wasn't into the rhythm and I thought the stories got shoehorned a bit by the demands of the line-endings. But yours I love!

And this is kinda neat. Pages ago, I laughed aloud at the Kool-Aid pic, but never mentioned it. I just went back to see who made it so I could belatedly give thanks as a second part of this post, and lo and behold, that one was you as well. Height and breadth: you are a giant. :)


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby DrSamCarter » Thu May 23, 2013 7:01 am UTC

ergman wrote:Alright. I did a Sestina. It wasn't easy, but damn if if was fun. I went for the 11 syllables per line rule as well, though apparently that isn't mandatory. Suffice to say I did a lot of counting on my fingers:

In Time we heed certain creeds: the sea is big
Revealed by our prophets: the river is small
Cuegan's brief rare dialogues: the tree is neat
Recorded, hid in footnotes: the fire is old
Mystic exposition: empty, beautiful
And of course lord Randall's own words: wait for it

{the rest of the epic is spoilered}

Spoiler:
When I first stumbled all alone into It
A panel as per thrice a week, nothing big
Two folk on a beach, so zen and beautiful
Left it alone thinking it something small
Returned later and saw not panel of old
An oh so slow changing image, I thought 'Neat'

Curious about the rules of all things neat
I wiki'd and found a religion 'bout it
In needle pulled form, 400 pages old
I feared to blitz, for time was scarce, pages big
I joined in, threw in my voice, though it is small
I could not bypass something so beautiful

I Learned the terms, the mad tongue so beautiful
I met the folk so kind, funny and neat
Hunted for the molpy, secretive and small
The varied creation pile, I fed some to it
Speculated heresy, theories big
For food I gave sorbet to replace the old

If time ended I could not go back to the old
I've changed, witnessing this thing so beautiful
I can't undrink from the salty sea so big
I forever shall regard the trees as neat
There's double meaning when I say wait for it
The man I was pre-OTT was someone small

Outside now throws my way many matters small
Narnia style, will I one day grow too old?
Ok, that worry's senseless, do it ignore it
Have faith that OTC's forever beautiful
Believe in GLR, science-god so neat
He knows what he's doing like the trees so big

~It needs small words , sestina the beautiful
I'm a whole six stanzas old, and its still neat
Though I'm tired of it's 39 lines; so big~

Well, there you have it. Very melodramatic, as many poems are. Coma time for me now. Have fun


Much applause. Great choice of the right six words to work with (which seems to be one of the key factors controlling the success of this form (based on the sample of -- ummm -- three that I have seen!)). I now have a little more confidence to try the form myself for another project.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Thu May 23, 2013 7:04 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rmcurtis » Thu May 23, 2013 7:07 am UTC

ONG be ninja'd.

The molpy thing came up when they were at the first "neat" tree. Frames 1350-1352 in Geekwagon (I think you need to add 2 on Aubronwood) and for several scenes thereafter. Mole + Compy= Molpy (speculation on what type of creature it was).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu May 23, 2013 7:10 am UTC

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OMR, I lose my internet access due to Outside forces (moving to a new apartment) and now I'm lost in the Past once more. Don't worry, this should be my only signpost as I plan on a long sprint similar to the one that concluded my Quest. I hope y'all are having fun up there in the Future, and plan to see you in a few newpix!

I'm also going to try this amazingness out, and see how it works when I reach the Now:
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(Preview-edit: happy to see that some future thread-dwellers still know what a molpy is! :D )


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby RobIrr » Thu May 23, 2013 7:10 am UTC

Location: 674 of 692. The Climb.

I feel some days as if the moment I catchup, you all go mad with postings and drive me into the past again.

No long signpost; just a note to congratulate the creativity - the stories, the poems, the pictures, the comics. Well done all of you.

Oh, and I've not yet noticed anybody comment that "Ribbit" tends to tie the frog to a particular species, and thus location...

Well, here I must leave it; outside duties call...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 23, 2013 7:13 am UTC

rmcurtis wrote:ONG be ninja'd.

The molpy thing came up when they were at the first "neat" tree. Frames 1350-1352 in Geekwagon (I think you need to add 2 on Aubronwood) and for several scenes thereafter. Mole + Compy= Molpy (speculation on what type of creature it was).

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Well, then, what does the community think of considering the earlier frames (994-5 in Aubronwood--and actually 990-1 as well) as possible fauna sightings as well? And adding "molpies" to the Wiki?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 23, 2013 7:21 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Initiating Blitz: 657 out of 691 newpages
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OMR, I lose my internet access due to Outside forces (moving to a new apartment) and now I'm lost in the Past once more. Don't worry, this should be my only signpost as I plan on a long sprint similar to the one that concluded my Quest. I hope y'all are having fun up there in the Future, and plan to see you in a few newpix!

I'm also going to try this amazingness out, and see how it works when I reach the Now:
Pikrass wrote:And introducing Multiquote v142315¹⁶. <snip>

(Preview-edit: happy to see that some future thread-dwellers still know what a molpy is! :D )

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu May 23, 2013 7:32 am UTC

RobIrr wrote:Oh, and I've not yet noticed anybody comment that "Ribbit" tends to tie the frog to a particular species, and thus location...

Oh, that's interesting, had no idea. While I thought that "ribbit" was common among a particular kind of frog, I thought that type was the "fictional frog" and not something actually out there. Is it heresy to wonder if the OTA knows about that? If he does, the "ribbit" could be a clue, but if he doesn't, maybe it was just the easiest way to "enhance" the low-res frog.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Thu May 23, 2013 7:52 am UTC

(spoiler rearranged for it is mostly meant to be read by macraw83)

macraw83 wrote:Blitz progress: 551 of 688
Spoiler:
macraw83 wrote:[...]
I was somewhat torn when I saw this:
higgs-boson wrote:
Dracomax wrote:so...has anyone figured out yet at what point the number of people blitzposting will outnumber the number of people currentposting?

My guess, based entirely on a refusal to collect the easily findable data, is that in about 150 Timeframes, the then-current newpage will be composed entirely of people posting signposts from the past.

Unfortunately.

It was fun with BlitzGirl. Talent and|or practice met a beautiful idea and the result was highly entertaining.

Now... Epigones I tend to skip. :?

The blitzgirling thing as an art in itself isn't original anymore and worn out (the Arrival of the Anointed One happened and we are all happy). And the added value of opinions and estimates brought in targetting something >400 newpix ago - howbeit already written, proven false, or both - is rather small.

Please rally to the flag. The thread's about the comic. Not about poster's toplists.

This explains why I've seen a small handful of sigs saying that it's ok to keep posting signposts and other such things. I had figured that someone had probably dissented about how they were off-topic, or rather, necroing long-discarded topics from the depths of the thread, and I've finally reached this discussion.

Currently you are blitzing about three Outside weeks in the past. How much Time will pass until you read this response? Three more weeks? Two weeks? Is this, then, a signpost sent in the past? For the most eligible person to answer are you. :)

macraw83 wrote:I assume that your comment about "poster's toplists" is intended to mean that we Blitzers are making these signposts in an attempt to boost our post counts, which I can assure you is not the case. That wouldn't even make sense. If I wanted to have tons of posts, I wouldn't be Blitzing and leaving signposts, I'd be participating in the discussion in real-time. And besides, I try to condense a large number of posts into one signpost, also reducing my potential post count. That isn't even a slight motivation for me.

Nah, no offense meant. The "poster's toplist" maybe make the blitzer's quest harder, since some people in the present Time may tend to post more to push the personal OTT post counter, wether the posts contain any kind of additional value (counting both something funny and a new opinion as additional value, of course) or not.

macraw83 wrote:If you want to skip my signposts, feel free, I won't be offended. I'm sure they aren't the most interesting posts in the One True Thread, and I try to make them obvious as to their true nature for a reason (hello, first 2 lines, "Blitz Progress" and current OTC progress...) as well as including spoilers. The main reasons for me to do them is to provide my feedback on a few PastTopics that I feel particularly strong about (no matter how old), to give me a reason to Blitz and stay true to my quest in the first place, and also to provide some level of OTT-archival service. At one point, during the One True Blitz, there was someone new that popped in and asked for a summary. One quick response was to read through BlitzGirl's signposts, since they were pretty thorough. I don't claim to provide as thorough or interesting summaries myself, and if people feel it is unnecessary I will cut them down even more than I've tried to already.

By the Time you are reading this the world has changed, again. I do not know if it's better or worse than now*, in the moment I write this statement. I can say that the situation has changed since the moment the discussion started and faded out - three Outside weeks ago, maybe five to six Outside weeks, counting from the moment you'll read this.

This is the ugly thing with the blitzposter's signposts (the pun of signpost came to my mind just now, sometimes I am that slow): They are mostly artifacts, not part of a living discussion, at least not in a thread as fast as the OTT. It is not advisable to answer to it. They are statements best to be read and then to be left alone, for the poster cannot take part in the discussion. For this very reason, I would apply a much harder post quality requirement for a signpost ("If there would be a 'good posting!' button, would I press it?") than for "common" posts. In this, I may be far out, so it is an individual opinion.

Hopefully, this post - posted despite knowing better - would not restart the discussion. And if - then hopefully without the subliminal anger.

macraw83 wrote:Having read a bit more in this discussion, I feel the majority feels that they belong, so I will keep posting. If you don't want to read them, then just skip over them. If you have a huge problem with them, please send me an PM, as I likely won't see your comments for a week or two. I'd hate to be part of the reason some people might leave the OTT.

Never mind, anyway, I'm still here. Both OTC and OTT are too powerful**. In fact, with the current situation (heh) and the emotional distance of more than 400 newpix I guess the occational signpost of a blitzer belong. (Yes, no preposition phrase) And, depending on the "any other business" besides the OTC, I may even read them.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Thu May 23, 2013 8:01 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu May 23, 2013 8:39 am UTC

Has anyone posted this image yet? The tree on the left looks familiar. It even has the trunkward-facing lower branch.
Picture 30.png

Higher res is here:http://fr.academic.ru/pictures/frwiki/65/Adansonia_grandidieri03.jpg
I'm no googling expert, but this picture is in so many places I'd be tempted to call it a stock image. Could Cuegan be living in a screensaver?

or...

What if mscha was right, and this is Madagascar? I mean, Madagascar the movie? Except the accidental tourists are Cuegan.

Okay, sorry, might be talking nonsense... time for me and the little molpy to go to bed.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 23, 2013 8:46 am UTC

ggh wrote:Has anyone posted this image yet? The tree on the left looks familiar. It even has the trunkward-facing lower branch.
Picture 30.png

Higher res is here:http://fr.academic.ru/pictures/frwiki/65/Adansonia_grandidieri03.jpg
I'm no googling expert, but this picture is in so many places I'd be tempted to call it a stock image. Could Cuegan be living in a screensaver?

or...

What if mscha was right, and this is Madagascar? I mean, Madagascar the movie? Except the accidental tourists are Cuegan.

Okay, sorry, might be talking nonsense... time for me and the little molpy to go to bed.


Maybe this is why sometimes when thrown into random scenery in GeoGuessr I often feel like Cuegan... Just exploring the world down foreign paths trying to discover what it's all about.

That said, that picture does seem remarkably similar to what they are finding here, the weird bent tree especially.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Thu May 23, 2013 8:51 am UTC

The picture is on WP, too.

EDIT: Wikipedia shows the picture location as
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=-20. ... =44.418333

by the way: Has anybody mentioned the javascript?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Tometheus » Thu May 23, 2013 8:53 am UTC

Kieryn wrote:Okay and by popular demand here it is: The BlitzGirl number: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Credits

[Snip]

Also the BG numbers are linked to the posts detected at the top of the chain... following the chain down to find the BG post can be a fun challenge due to the branching quote chains, especially for the higher BG numbers.


Pity, since I know I have a BG number of 1, but the credits list says 2.

[Edit]Woot. ComaPope on my first post back from a deciblitz (I was about 50 pages behind this needle pulled thing for the last three weeks). Oh, wait, we, the believers in the Newpixies, don't have a Pope. Go about your business.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby foilman » Thu May 23, 2013 9:01 am UTC

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