1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Fri May 24, 2013 3:15 pm UTC

mscha wrote:A bit late, but it's never to late to call out heresy.
Eternal Density wrote:Oh, there's a 'some' which it may or not be okay to take. I don't think it's a vineyard, but maybe a vine0.9144metres

Heretic!
Approximately half a vinecue.

Honestly, I'm not sure I understand this, so I chose not to pursue it. If you want to take care of it, I'll deputize you to the inquisition.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri May 24, 2013 3:20 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:Another song brought on by molp-speration

The Molpy Connection
Spoiler:
Why are there so many songs about molpies
And what type of creature they are
Molpies are visions
and only illusions
and molpies have nothing to hide

So we've been told
and some choose to beleive it
But I know they're wrong, wait and see
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.

Who said that every question
would be heard and answered
when asked in the one true thread
Somebody thought of it, and someone beleived it
now look how many pages you've read

What's so amazing that keeps us thread gazing
and what do we think that we might see
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.

All of us watching Time, we know that it's probably magic

Have you been comaing?
and have you seen the Cuegan?
I've heard them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound, that calls the young blitzers
the voice may be one and the same

I've seen it too many times to ignore it
there's something that I'm supposed to post
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.

Image
Works very well, with surprisingly few changes.

Dracomax wrote:
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mscha wrote:A bit late, but it's never to late to call out heresy.
Eternal Density wrote:Oh, there's a 'some' which it may or not be okay to take. I don't think it's a vineyard, but maybe a vine0.9144metres

Heretic!
Approximately half a vinecue.

Honestly, I'm not sure I understand this, so I chose not to pursue it. If you want to take care of it, I'll deputize you to the inquisition.

Eternal Density converts a vineyard to metric. That would be a wise and sensible thing to do in the Outside, but since this vinemeasurement is in the OTC, it is highly heretic.
But OK, I'll take this one. Eternal Density, please make yourself comfortable in the Comfty Sofa. Do you have any preference for type of chocolate or other sweets you want to be mildly pelted with?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flado » Fri May 24, 2013 3:25 pm UTC

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Valarya wrote:...snip... and who still post and hardly ever get responses.

FWIIW, I consider you a celebrity who always gets responses. See? ;-)
Here is a celebrity, replying to you. It's ALL connected, see? :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cameroda » Fri May 24, 2013 3:31 pm UTC

Delurking to ask...an 'ANIMA'tion of molpies perhaps?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Fri May 24, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Image
Works very well, with surprisingly few changes.

Thank you. It almost felt like it wrote itself. If I tried to change too much, it sounded wrong and lost its meaning. Just a testament to how awesome the old muppet-masters were. I considered nominating Kermit the frog as an honorary Timewaiter.
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mscha wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
mscha wrote:A bit late, but it's never to late to call out heresy.
Eternal Density wrote:Oh, there's a 'some' which it may or not be okay to take. I don't think it's a vineyard, but maybe a vine0.9144metres

Heretic!
Approximately half a vinecue.

Honestly, I'm not sure I understand this, so I chose not to pursue it. If you want to take care of it, I'll deputize you to the inquisition.

Eternal Density converts a vineyard to metric. That would be a wise and sensible thing to do in the Outside, but since this vinemeasurement is in the OTC, it is highly heretic.
But OK, I'll take this one. Eternal Density, please make yourself comfortable in the Comfty Sofa. Do you have any preference for type of chocolate or other sweets you want to be mildly pelted with?

I saw the pun, but I must have missed where said distances are heresy now. Sometimes it is hard to keep track, there are so many doctrines and nursetrines. It makes it easier to surprise people though, so score.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Fri May 24, 2013 3:47 pm UTC

I find myself doing a ketchup post. Too many thing that I have to chime in on.

Artemis_Wolf wrote:
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mathrec wrote:(If anyone doesn't have their jaw on the floor, just try to write two double dactyl lines that have meaning relevant to the forum and are anagrams of each other!)

To quote Barney Stinson,
"Challenge accepted!"
(I wouldn't have quoted Barney Stinson, but it came up in the anagram/double-dactyl hybrid.)
Okay, so it's no Shakespeare, (as is common with anagrams, it makes little sense) but I think it's pretty good for a double-dactyl/anagram hybrid.
Writing process:
So I looked up the form of a double dactyl on Wikipedia, replaced a few vowels with apostrophes, (making sure I used apostrophes on the second half to represent the same vowels) realized that I made the bottom lines into two dactyls instead of a dactyl and a stressed syllable, stuck the bottom lines on the top, and was almost finished when my mother asked me to go to bed. By that time, I'd experimented with a few possible versions of each line and wasn't sure which worked better-- the some of the lines were definitely lesser because they had to be anagrams of lines on the other half of the double dactyl-- and I ended up with three versions of the odd-numbered lines and two of the even. Just to keep the symmetry, I made up two quick alternate versions of the even-numbered lines.
The versions of my double dactyl:
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VERSION 1:
Sand nil height, hourglass mite.-------Animals, drought shines light,
Time, Ben?-- lonely mus'c.--------------Biolum'nescently.
Challenge accept'd! Subm'rine pure.---Meg'n, Cueball, Princ'ss Peach trued,
What conquers all?-----------------------Clan quest: Warhol.

VERSION 2:
Sand midnight, hourglass lithe,--------Animal's droughts shined light,
Timely en noble mus'c.------------------Biolum'nescently.
Challenge accept'd! Subm'rine's peri.--Meg'n, Cueball, Princ'ss Peach stride--
Life conquers all.-------------------------Liquor, scene fall.
("peri" meaning periscope)

VERSION 3:
Sand holes mite, hourglass night-------Animal's droughts shone lights
Worry en sylph unto----------------------Tryphon-Sunflowery
Challenge accepted, Baum!--------------Megan Dee, patch Cueball. (Should that be "Megan, patch Cueball Dee"?)
Randall Munroe.---------------------------Murder Naal, lo!
("Tryphon-Sunflowery" being derived from the literal translation of Tryphon Tournesol-- which is apparently Herge's orginal name for Cuthbert Calculus in the Tintin series-- and "Naal" meaning the murder movie Andha Naal)

The lines are pretty much interchangeable, so one line might go better on another version. Not sure which versions of which (pairs of) lines are the best.
Anyway, hopefully I didn't mess up the meter or the anagrams. What do you guys think? Any feedback?

Thanks for accepting the challenge! Pairing the anagrams is tricky (ridiculously so, really). I've been trying to get both halves make sense together. My process is to start with a key word (like "ggh" for my tribute anagram pair) and keep two columns. I keep adding words to each side, trying to use unpaired letters, keeping some grammatical flexibility. (This pronoun could be either "the" or "this". I can insert "adjective" here, if I can find an anagram to consume the remaining letters.)

I suggest trying either the poetry or the anagrams, though. Each form offers its own rich challenge. That beauty that ggh put together will not be equaled. (Making a statement like that around here is just asking to be wrong, but I meant it as another round of praise, not as as a challenge.)

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I love this. I immediately think of it like our kind of Inquisition, calling to mind tribbles and mogwai, but merely inconvenient, not actually threatening.

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kenmelken wrote:It's been a while since we've worked on the Jabberwocky poem (as Lewis Carrol is one of my favorites, I'm quite interested in this topic).
...
If we're all in agreement, then we're ready for candidates for the 4th verse.
kenmelken wrote:For reference, the original 4th stanza of Jabberwocky is as follows:

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!


Do not let this die! I also love Jabberwocky and the whimsical nature of the original fits our Comic and our needle-pulled thingy. I plan to contribute a verse, but it might not be the next. Outside...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Fri May 24, 2013 3:53 pm UTC

kenmelken wrote:Cueball ready to move ONG while Megan finishes???
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Typical guy.

Yeah I know it's from a couple oldpages back, but I can't believe you just let that straight line lie there flopping around on deck.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Fri May 24, 2013 3:56 pm UTC

ucim wrote:[close-up on the treetrunk] where Vytron is carving the words:
"Vytron was here."


Aha! We now know what the markings on the tree are!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Fri May 24, 2013 4:03 pm UTC

I don't think those were grapes... I think they are fly vines, those are eggs.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Fri May 24, 2013 4:03 pm UTC

Earthling on Mars wrote:
ucim wrote:[close-up on the treetrunk] where Vytron is carving the words:
"Vytron was here."


Aha! We now know what the markings on the tree are!

Spoiler:
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Huh. and I thought the markings were "ph'nglui mglw'nafh CthulhuMolpy R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn "
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri May 24, 2013 4:09 pm UTC

molpy-ONG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri May 24, 2013 4:12 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:molpy-ONG

That was cutting it close, mere millenewpix before newpixbot...

Looks like I might have been right with
mscha wrote:Or perhaps we'll be watching Molpyfly acrobatics for a hectonewpix or so.

FWIW, no fade (yet?). Black is still black as midnight on a moonless night.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Someguy945 » Fri May 24, 2013 4:13 pm UTC

Everything up until this point was a prelude. When "Time: The Movie" comes out, newpix 1 to 1575 will comprise only the first minute or two of footage.

The Molpy's adventure of a lifetime is about to begin.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri May 24, 2013 4:20 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:molpy-ONG

That was cutting it close, mere millenewpix before newpixbot...

I thought everyone was in a coma (or outside, somewhere)

mscha wrote:Looks like I might have been right with
mscha wrote:Or perhaps we'll be watching Molpyfly acrobatics for a hectonewpix or so.

FWIW, no fade (yet?). Black is still black as midnight on a moonless night.


Hmmm. Probably quite a bit darker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_brightness

But anyway, thanks for tracking the molpies - flies and others.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Fri May 24, 2013 4:29 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:molpy-ONG

That was cutting it close, mere millenewpix before newpixbot...

Looks like I might have been right with
mscha wrote:Or perhaps we'll be watching Molpyfly acrobatics for a hectonewpix or so.

FWIW, no fade (yet?). Black is still black as midnight on a moonless night.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Fri May 24, 2013 4:39 pm UTC

Opiboble wrote:I don't think those were grapes... I think they are fly vines, those are eggs.

So they will have babies! Just in a different place in the body, and to a different species!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri May 24, 2013 4:39 pm UTC

A dark, moonless, night with no light pollution is about 7% light or around RGB#181818.
The fading period started about NP904 and we reached this level at about NP926.

Just sayin'

(but not certain my numbers are absolutely canonical - all popes take note)

edit: Nope - off by three. I include the non-canonical pix in my roll. Sorry. But still, a 22 NP duration.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Fri May 24, 2013 4:49 pm UTC

mscha wrote:As a ‘reward’, here's an animation of the current Molpyfly. (Presumably complete, we'll probably move to a new scene next newpix.)
Spoiler:
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BEESNAKES! squeeeee, i love molpies and beesnakes. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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And now I bid all of you adieu for a time. Will be flying up to Detroit this long wipend for the Electronic Music Festival. I predict I'll be a solid 65+NPs behind when I get back. At least.

I will miss all of you... and the molpies. The beesnakes and the cakes. The noir, the stories, the poetry. So here are some cupcakes, to remember me by:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Fri May 24, 2013 5:00 pm UTC

Ebonite wrote:
Spoiler:
kenmelken wrote:It's been a while since we've worked on the Jabberwocky poem (as Lewis Carrol is one of my favorites, I'm quite interested in this topic).

Sorry I've been absent from this discussion that I started! I got caught up with Real Life issues starting in the middle of the afternoon yesterday, and by the time I was able to come back to the OTT, I was already behind by 7 NewPages. It took me till now just to ketchup. Total elapsed time has been less than 24 hours since I kicked off Jabber-walky, but it seems like a lot longer than that!

kenmelken, your summary above is awesome and comprehensive. Here's what I propose in order for us to move forward (and to use as many different people's contributions as possible):
  • We'll use my verse 1
  • We'll use StratPlayer's verse 2 - the rewrite that follows the original Jabberwocky more closely
  • We'll use kenmelken's verse 3
  • We'll also include the twerk that yappobiscuits offered to kenmelken's verse 3

That makes our current version of Jabber-walky the following:
[spoiler]
    Jabber-walky

    'Twas midday, and the molpymurs
    Did dig and tunnel in the ground
    All flighty were the raptorbirds,
    And the beesnakes did abound.

    Fear the molpyraptror, Megan!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the the ninjashark! And shun
    the beesnakes that seek your snatch!

    They took their dilgun'rang in hand:
    Long time the sea answers they sought—
    So rested they by the neat "Neat tree,"
    And lay awhile in thought.

If we're all in agreement, then we're ready for candidates for the 4th verse.
kenmelken wrote:For reference, the original 4th stanza of Jabberwocky is as follows:

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

[/spoiler]


I'd change it to "Long time answers by the sea they sought" but that's me.

cameroda wrote:Delurking to ask...an 'ANIMA'tion of molpies perhaps?


Welcome, cameroda! There are so many great ideas for naming a collection of molples. If we discover more about them, perhaps there will be an obvious choice.

Dracomax wrote:
mscha wrote:Image
Works very well, with surprisingly few changes.

Thank you. It almost felt like it wrote itself. If I tried to change too much, it sounded wrong and lost its meaning. Just a testament to how awesome the old muppet-masters were. I considered nominating Kermit the frog as an honorary Timewaiter.
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mscha wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
mscha wrote:A bit late, but it's never to late to call out heresy.
Eternal Density wrote:Oh, there's a 'some' which it may or not be okay to take. I don't think it's a vineyard, but maybe a vine0.9144metres

Heretic!
Approximately half a vinecue.

Honestly, I'm not sure I understand this, so I chose not to pursue it. If you want to take care of it, I'll deputize you to the inquisition.

Eternal Density converts a vineyard to metric. That would be a wise and sensible thing to do in the Outside, but since this vinemeasurement is in the OTC, it is highly heretic.
But OK, I'll take this one. Eternal Density, please make yourself comfortable in the Comfty Sofa. Do you have any preference for type of chocolate or other sweets you want to be mildly pelted with?

I saw the pun, but I must have missed where said distances are heresy now. Sometimes it is hard to keep track, there are so many doctrines and nursetrines. It makes it easier to surprise people though, so score.


The adaptation works very well. Too fussy and it loses both the original's charm and that which you've brought to the adaptation. I suggest well-tempered chocolate and marshmallows.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Fri May 24, 2013 5:02 pm UTC

That vineyard wasn't very lONG.
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ETA: Okay, maybe not that short. It looks to be roughly 1.5 frame widths or ~23qheretical

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Fri May 24, 2013 5:32 pm UTC

That and we can only see one line, there is probably more behind them.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Fri May 24, 2013 5:35 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:And now I bid all of you adieu for a time. Will be flying up to Detroit this long wipend for the Electronic Music Festival. I predict I'll be a solid 65+NPs behind when I get back. At least.

Have a fun time and a safe trip. We'll try to keep Time in your absence.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Fri May 24, 2013 5:45 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:Another song brought on by molp-speration

The Molpy Connection
Spoiler:
Why are there so many songs about molpies
And what type of creature they are
Molpies are visions
and only illusions
and molpies have nothing to hide

So we've been told
and some choose to beleive it
But I know they're wrong, wait and see
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.

Who said that every question
would be heard and answered
when asked in the one true thread
Somebody thought of it, and someone beleived it
now look how many pages you've read

What's so amazing that keeps us thread gazing
and what do we think that we might see
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.

All of us watching Time, we know that it's probably magic

Have you been comaing?
and have you seen the Cuegan?
I've heard them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound, that calls the young blitzers
the voice may be one and the same

I've seen it too many times to ignore it
there's something that I'm supposed to post
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.


Not entirely happy with the meter, but it works well enough, I guess.

I miss Jim Henson.


Really nice! I like this!

Oh, and "The Molpy Connection?" It's this:

Spoiler:
1. Dracomax wrote the great song parody "The Molpy Connection"

2. "Molpy" is a term that was first used in the OTT by BlitzGirl.

3. BlitzGirl also has A Blog where the last entry was made on April 26, 2013.

4. April 26, 2013 was the same day that the movie "The Big Wedding" was first released in the US and Canada.

5. "The Big Wedding" stars Robert Di Niro, who won his first Oscar in 1974 for Best Supporting Actor in the movie "The Godfather Part II".

6. "The Godfather Part II" was produced, directed, and co-written (along with Mario Puzo) by Francis Ford Coppola.

7. Francis Ford Coppola was born in Detroit, Michigan as the son of Carmine Coppola, who was a flautist with the Detroit Symphony at the time.

8. A "flautist" is someone who plays the flute.

9. A "flute" also refers to a Champagne flute, a tall, slender glass used to drink Champagne.

10. Champagne was also the subject of a quote attributed to Winston Churchill, used to inspire the troops during the liberation of France in WWII: "remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne!"

11. Winston Churchill is also one of the title characters in a short student film, "The Odd Couple: Winston Churchill & Joseph Stalin"by Dan Vallancourt.

12. "The Odd Couple" is a reference to a TV show and a 1968 movie based on the play of the same name by Neil Simon.

13. Neil Simon's first play was "Come Blow Your Horn" in 1961.

14. The title "Come Blow Your Horn" is an allusion to the old nursery rhyme "Little Boy Blue", which features the line, "Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn".

15. "Little Boy" was also the codename of the first atomic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. The order to drop the bomb was given by US President Harry S. Truman.

16. Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884, but moved to Independence, Missouri when he was 6 years old. He grew up in Independence and won his first elected position there in 1922.

17. Independence, Missouri is also the birthplace of fantasy authors Margaret Weis, and Jim Butcher, creator of "The Dresden Files".

18. The Dresden Files has spanned multiple best-selling novels and has even inspired fantasy role-playing games. The first volume "Your Story", is available from Amazon in both hardcover version and a Kindle version.

19. The Kindle version of "The Dresden Files RPG Volume 1: Your Story" on Amazon, only has one review -- a 4-star review by the Amazon user "dracomax". This is the user's only review on Amazon.

20. "Dracomax" is also the user-name of our Grand High Lord Inquisitor, Head of the Inquisition, here in the OTT.

21. Dracomax wrote the great song parody "The Molpy Connection"


EDITED for spelling and to correct a mistype of "WWII" as "WWI".
EDITED again to spolier for length...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Fri May 24, 2013 5:50 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
mscha wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:molpy-ONG

That was cutting it close, mere millenewpix before newpixbot...

Looks like I might have been right with
mscha wrote:Or perhaps we'll be watching Molpyfly acrobatics for a hectonewpix or so.

FWIW, no fade (yet?). Black is still black as midnight on a moonless night.


La Petite has been following them this whole time. She will walk in from the left.


Yay! I'm back to my epic predictifailing! Also it's kind of quiet around here... must liven things up...

Okay okay okay okay okay okay okay howabouthowabouthowabout more molpies and megan succumbs to a pitfall? Next 5 newpix. Yeah. And um um um um... a sparrowraptorsemencoffeecakehat floats down from the sky and lands on cueballs head and then it kind-of-fades but only a little bit and then goes back to normal except there's a big pool of [heresry]mustard[/heresey] on the right side and La Petite finally ketch's up and says she'd been blitzing but didn't quite understand what the point was with the word "neat" written on that tree.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Fri May 24, 2013 5:51 pm UTC

XonqNopp wrote:Since we never could determine how much Time was between each frame (and if this value was constant), it is possible that they came to the bridge over the latter river and we did not see it in the OTC... And then they continued their trip along the coast, going a little downhill without we caught up with them again... Who knows what happens between each newpix... And now between the baobabs...

Yeah I saw the bridge is way further, but as I said, we do not know for sure that when the frames change it only stepped forward to the frame next to it... They even could have crossed the river in a boat (raft?) without us seeing...


I find this mode of thinking (we might term it "interstitialism") to be troubling, perhaps even heretical. Where do we draw the line on making up stuff that "could have happened" between the pix? Have Megan and Cueball passed thriving cities, stopped to eat in restaurants, taken balloon rides, or run for public office in the ineffable gaps between frames? (Have they effed in the ineffable gap between frames? That cannot be possible, can it?) Might they, perhaps, have been briefly caught up in a space battle only to be deposited back where they were in time for the next pic, like that Star Wars parody scene in The Life of Brian? Or killed by raptors and replaced with identical-looking clones? That way lies madness.

The potential heresy in interstitialism is that It implies a deceitful Creator -- that is, one that not just Does What He Wants and Knows What He's Doing as we all believe even when those doings are beyond our full understanding, but who deliberately chooses to present a distorted picture knowing that it will lead to false conclusions.

All that is not to imply that there is nothing at all between or outside the visible frames, or that we can safely assume that nothing that is not directly visible in the pix (such as a sun) exists in Cueball and Megan's world. That is a potential heresy of the opposite extreme, which we might term "completism," whose essence is the arrogant assumption that our limited mortal intellects are capable of encompassing the whole and absolute truth. The many true paths lie between those extremes.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Qalyar » Fri May 24, 2013 5:57 pm UTC

So, I decided to jump into the poetry challenges, as penance for my limited interactions with the OTT. Naturally, of course, such jumping occurred in the deep end. I think this is a form-accurate double dactyl in which each line is an anagram of the corresponding line of the opposite stanza. My goal was, in 44 slightly tortured syllables, to tell the story of the OTC's command to us, from the days when we thought this was a story about sandcastles to our fear of the distant future ... and then, in anagram, to condemn those who have walked away.

Higgledy-piggledy!
Clay-lairs Architect
told us to "Wait for it."
Steady, the lad!

Gilded-hype, giggly
(characteristically)
twit -- oft idolatrous --
halted, yet sad.


For the record ... this form is really hard without the anagrams ...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Fri May 24, 2013 5:57 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:
mscha wrote:As a ‘reward’, here's an animation of the current Molpyfly. (Presumably complete, we'll probably move to a new scene next newpix.)
Spoiler:
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BEESNAKES! squeeeee, i love molpies and beesnakes. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

--

And now I bid all of you adieu for a time. Will be flying up to Detroit this long wipend for the Electronic Music Festival. I predict I'll be a solid 65+NPs behind when I get back. At least.

I will miss all of you... and the molpies. The beesnakes and the cakes. The noir, the stories, the poetry. So here are some cupcakes, to remember me by:
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Travel well and be safe! We'll still be here Waiting when you get back!

(And Motown is one of my old stomping grounds. :D Have fun!)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Fri May 24, 2013 5:59 pm UTC

Finished my 5-6 newpix ketchup reading.

htom wrote:
Ebonite wrote:
Spoiler:
kenmelken wrote:It's been a while since we've worked on the Jabberwocky poem (as Lewis Carrol is one of my favorites, I'm quite interested in this topic).

Sorry I've been absent from this discussion that I started! I got caught up with Real Life issues starting in the middle of the afternoon yesterday, and by the time I was able to come back to the OTT, I was already behind by 7 NewPages. It took me till now just to ketchup. Total elapsed time has been less than 24 hours since I kicked off Jabber-walky, but it seems like a lot longer than that!

kenmelken, your summary above is awesome and comprehensive. Here's what I propose in order for us to move forward (and to use as many different people's contributions as possible):
  • We'll use my verse 1
  • We'll use StratPlayer's verse 2 - the rewrite that follows the original Jabberwocky more closely
  • We'll use kenmelken's verse 3
  • We'll also include the twerk that yappobiscuits offered to kenmelken's verse 3

That makes our current version of Jabber-walky the following:
[spoiler]
    Jabber-walky

    'Twas midday, and the molpymurs
    Did dig and tunnel in the ground
    All flighty were the raptorbirds,
    And the beesnakes did abound.

    Fear the molpyraptror, Megan!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the the ninjashark! And shun
    the beesnakes that seek your snatch!

    They took their dilgun'rang in hand:
    Long time the sea answers they sought—
    So rested they by the neat "Neat tree,"
    And lay awhile in thought.

If we're all in agreement, then we're ready for candidates for the 4th verse.
kenmelken wrote:For reference, the original 4th stanza of Jabberwocky is as follows:

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!



I'd change it to "Long time answers by the sea they sought" but that's me.


htom: I used "long time the sea answers they sought" to maintain the meter of the original.

We still need a 4th stanza.

Oh, and my dear dracomax: the Molpy connection song was absolutely wonderful! A favorite of the feed so far!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Fri May 24, 2013 6:00 pm UTC

Qalyar wrote:So, I decided to jump into the poetry challenges, as penance for my limited interactions with the OTT. Naturally, of course, such jumping occurred in the deep end. I think this is a form-accurate double dactyl in which each line is an anagram of the corresponding line of the opposite stanza. My goal was, in 44 slightly tortured syllables, to tell the story of the OTC's command to us, from the days when we thought this was a story about sandcastles to our fear of the distant future ... and then, in anagram, to condemn those who have walked away.

Higgledy-piggledy!
Clay-lairs Architect
told us to "Wait for it."
Steady, the lad!

Gilded-hype, giggly
(characteristically)
twit -- oft idolatrous --
halted, yet sad.


For the record ... this form is really hard without the anagrams ...


...and with the anagrams, it's damn near impossible! Very nice work to pull it off!!! *applause*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Fri May 24, 2013 6:02 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:04 pm UTC

Qalyar wrote:So, I decided to jump into the poetry challenges, as penance for my limited interactions with the OTT. Naturally, of course, such jumping occurred in the deep end. I think this is a form-accurate double dactyl in which each line is an anagram of the corresponding line of the opposite stanza. My goal was, in 44 slightly tortured syllables, to tell the story of the OTC's command to us, from the days when we thought this was a story about sandcastles to our fear of the distant future ... and then, in anagram, to condemn those who have walked away.

Higgledy-piggledy!
Clay-lairs Architect
told us to "Wait for it."
Steady, the lad!

Gilded-hype, giggly
(characteristically)
twit -- oft idolatrous --
halted, yet sad.


For the record ... this form is really hard without the anagrams ...

This is really, really well done. Especially when you consider that the standard anagram poetry form lets you anagram entire verses (i.e. the first four lines would contain the same letters as the last four, but lines 1 and 5 might not have the same letters). You took it a step farther. Bravo!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Fri May 24, 2013 6:05 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:Since we never could determine how much Time was between each frame (and if this value was constant), it is possible that they came to the bridge over the latter river and we did not see it in the OTC... And then they continued their trip along the coast, going a little downhill without we caught up with them again... Who knows what happens between each newpix... And now between the baobabs...

Yeah I saw the bridge is way further, but as I said, we do not know for sure that when the frames change it only stepped forward to the frame next to it... They even could have crossed the river in a boat (raft?) without us seeing...


I find this mode of thinking (we might term it "interstitialism") to be troubling, perhaps even heretical. Where do we draw the line on making up stuff that "could have happened" between the pix? Have Megan and Cueball passed thriving cities, stopped to eat in restaurants, taken balloon rides, or run for public office in the ineffable gaps between frames? (Have they effed in the ineffable gap between frames? That cannot be possible, can it?) Might they, perhaps, have been briefly caught up in a space battle only to be deposited back where they were in time for the next pic, like that Star Wars parody scene in The Life of Brian? Or killed by raptors and replaced with identical-looking clones? That way lies madness.

The potential heresy in interstitialism is that It implies a deceitful Creator -- that is, one that not just Does What He Wants and Knows What He's Doing as we all believe even when those doings are beyond our full understanding, but who deliberately chooses to present a distorted picture knowing that it will lead to false conclusions.

All that is not to imply that there is nothing at all between or outside the visible frames, or that we can safely assume that nothing that is not directly visible in the pix (such as a sun) exists in Cueball and Megan's world. That is a potential heresy of the opposite extreme, which we might term "completism," whose essence is the arrogant assumption that our limited mortal intellects are capable of encompassing the whole and absolute truth. The many true paths lie between those extremes.


I agree with the cautionary thinking Rule110 has brought up here whole-heartedly. I think it is safe to assume that we are being adequately informed of the plot along the way and that nothing MAJOR happens between the views we are given, though clearly things do transpire. They aren't merely teleporting from place to place along the path.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Qalyar » Fri May 24, 2013 6:11 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
Qalyar wrote:So, I decided to jump into the poetry challenges, as penance for my limited interactions with the OTT. Naturally, of course, such jumping occurred in the deep end. I think this is a form-accurate double dactyl in which each line is an anagram of the corresponding line of the opposite stanza. My goal was, in 44 slightly tortured syllables, to tell the story of the OTC's command to us, from the days when we thought this was a story about sandcastles to our fear of the distant future ... and then, in anagram, to condemn those who have walked away.

Higgledy-piggledy!
Clay-lairs Architect
told us to "Wait for it."
Steady, the lad!

Gilded-hype, giggly
(characteristically)
twit -- oft idolatrous --
halted, yet sad.


For the record ... this form is really hard without the anagrams ...

This is really, really well done. Especially when you consider that the standard anagram poetry form lets you anagram entire verses (i.e. the first four lines would contain the same letters as the last four, but lines 1 and 5 might not have the same letters). You took it a step farther. Bravo!


Haha, you know, I couldn't remember what "normal" anagram poetry convention was. But I figured, since this was already the most insanely tightly-restricted thing I'd ever tried to write (at least, that still allowed use of the letter e1), well ... what good are bars if you're not going to try to raise them, right? No way am I doing another of these any time soon, though; I'm not accustomed to writing poetry being tiring.

1Lipogrammatic anagram double-dactyl, anyone? :lol:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby airdrik » Fri May 24, 2013 6:12 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:Since we never could determine how much Time was between each frame (and if this value was constant), it is possible that they came to the bridge over the latter river and we did not see it in the OTC... And then they continued their trip along the coast, going a little downhill without we caught up with them again... Who knows what happens between each newpix... And now between the baobabs...

Yeah I saw the bridge is way further, but as I said, we do not know for sure that when the frames change it only stepped forward to the frame next to it... They even could have crossed the river in a boat (raft?) without us seeing...


I find this mode of thinking (we might term it "interstitialism") to be troubling, perhaps even heretical. Where do we draw the line on making up stuff that "could have happened" between the pix? Have Megan and Cueball passed thriving cities, stopped to eat in restaurants, taken balloon rides, or run for public office in the ineffable gaps between frames? (Have they effed in the ineffable gap between frames? That cannot be possible, can it?) Might they, perhaps, have been briefly caught up in a space battle only to be deposited back where they were in time for the next pic, like that Star Wars parody scene in The Life of Brian? Or killed by raptors and replaced with identical-looking clones? That way lies madness.

The potential heresy in interstitialism is that It implies a deceitful Creator -- that is, one that not just Does What He Wants and Knows What He's Doing as we all believe even when those doings are beyond our full understanding, but who deliberately chooses to present a distorted picture knowing that it will lead to false conclusions.

All that is not to imply that there is nothing at all between or outside the visible frames, or that we can safely assume that nothing that is not directly visible in the pix (such as a sun) exists in Cueball and Megan's world. That is a potential heresy of the opposite extreme, which we might term "completism," whose essence is the arrogant assumption that our limited mortal intellects are capable of encompassing the whole and absolute truth. The many true paths lie between those extremes.


The other simpler argument against suggesting that they have crossed the river via some bridge is that GLR would not have had them cross the river (a pretty significant event in their travels which marks the fulfillment of their current sub-objective in their most noble of quests to find out what is causing the sudden rise in sea level, which requires them to first cross this river so they can find whatever other rivers there may or may not be or whatever the source of the rise in sea level is) without revealing the crossing in the OTC in some way (either by showing them crossing the river (via a bridge or other means which will be most pleasing to wait for) or by including some dialog mentioning about how they managed to get across the river (which would be quite the let-down to not get to watch them cross)). Otherwise how are we followers of the OTC to know when they've crossed this first river?
Based on what we have been revealed so far, we can only conclude that they have only encountered the first river and are still looking for a way to cross it so they can find the broken river(s) and/or other cause for the rise in sea level (as enjoyable as it has been to watch them travel up the river, encountering dunes, vegetation, molpies, beesnakes, trees4, bigger trees7,8. vinesemicues, etc.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:13 pm UTC

kenmelken wrote:
Spoiler:
quote="Rule110"][quote="XonqNopp"]Since we never could determine how much Time was between each frame (and if this value was constant), it is possible that they came to the bridge over the latter river and we did not see it in the OTC... And then they continued their trip along the coast, going a little downhill without we caught up with them again... Who knows what happens between each newpix... And now between the baobabs...

Yeah I saw the bridge is way further, but as I said, we do not know for sure that when the frames change it only stepped forward to the frame next to it... They even could have crossed the river in a boat (raft?) without us seeing...[/quote]

I find this mode of thinking (we might term it "interstitialism") to be troubling, perhaps even heretical. Where do we draw the line on making up stuff that "could have happened" between the pix? Have Megan and Cueball passed thriving cities, stopped to eat in restaurants, taken balloon rides, or run for public office in the ineffable gaps between frames? (Have they effed in the ineffable gap between frames? That cannot be possible, can it?) Might they, perhaps, have been briefly caught up in a space battle only to be deposited back where they were in time for the next pic, like that Star Wars parody scene in The Life of Brian? Or killed by raptors and replaced with identical-looking clones? That way lies madness.

The potential heresy in interstitialism is that It implies a deceitful Creator -- that is, one that not just Does What He Wants and Knows What He's Doing as we all believe even when those doings are beyond our full understanding, but who deliberately chooses to present a distorted picture knowing that it will lead to false conclusions.

All that is not to imply that there is nothing at all between or outside the visible frames, or that we can safely assume that nothing that is not directly visible in the pix (such as a sun) exists in Cueball and Megan's world. That is a potential heresy of the opposite extreme, which we might term "completism," whose essence is the arrogant assumption that our limited mortal intellects are capable of encompassing the whole and absolute truth. The many true paths lie between those extremes.[/quote]


I agree with the cautionary thinking Rule110 has brought up here whole-heartedly. I think it is safe to assume that we are being adequately informed of the plot along the way and that nothing MAJOR happens between the views we are given, though clearly things do transpire. They aren't merely teleporting from place to place along the path.[/quote][/quote]

You never know. They might be like these things, except their limit is they can only move for one second out of every hour...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Fri May 24, 2013 6:18 pm UTC

airdrik wrote:
Spoiler:
Rule110 wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:Since we never could determine how much Time was between each frame (and if this value was constant), it is possible that they came to the bridge over the latter river and we did not see it in the OTC... And then they continued their trip along the coast, going a little downhill without we caught up with them again... Who knows what happens between each newpix... And now between the baobabs...

Yeah I saw the bridge is way further, but as I said, we do not know for sure that when the frames change it only stepped forward to the frame next to it... They even could have crossed the river in a boat (raft?) without us seeing...


I find this mode of thinking (we might term it "interstitialism") to be troubling, perhaps even heretical. Where do we draw the line on making up stuff that "could have happened" between the pix? Have Megan and Cueball passed thriving cities, stopped to eat in restaurants, taken balloon rides, or run for public office in the ineffable gaps between frames? (Have they effed in the ineffable gap between frames? That cannot be possible, can it?) Might they, perhaps, have been briefly caught up in a space battle only to be deposited back where they were in time for the next pic, like that Star Wars parody scene in The Life of Brian? Or killed by raptors and replaced with identical-looking clones? That way lies madness.

The potential heresy in interstitialism is that It implies a deceitful Creator -- that is, one that not just Does What He Wants and Knows What He's Doing as we all believe even when those doings are beyond our full understanding, but who deliberately chooses to present a distorted picture knowing that it will lead to false conclusions.

All that is not to imply that there is nothing at all between or outside the visible frames, or that we can safely assume that nothing that is not directly visible in the pix (such as a sun) exists in Cueball and Megan's world. That is a potential heresy of the opposite extreme, which we might term "completism," whose essence is the arrogant assumption that our limited mortal intellects are capable of encompassing the whole and absolute truth. The many true paths lie between those extremes.


The other simpler argument against suggesting that they have crossed the river via some bridge is that GLR would not have had them cross the river (a pretty significant event in their travels which marks the fulfillment of their current sub-objective in their most noble of quests to find out what is causing the sudden rise in sea level, which requires them to first cross this river so they can find whatever other rivers there may or may not be or whatever the source of the rise in sea level is) without revealing the crossing in the OTC in some way (either by showing them crossing the river (via a bridge or other means which will be most pleasing to wait for) or by including some dialog mentioning about how they managed to get across the river (which would be quite the let-down to not get to watch them cross)). Otherwise how are we followers of the OTC to know when they've crossed this first river?

Based on what we have been revealed so far, we can only conclude that they have only encountered the first river and are still looking for a way to cross it so they can find the broken river(s) and/or other cause for the rise in sea level (as enjoyable as it has been to watch them travel up the river, encountering dunes, vegetation, molpies, beesnakes, trees4, bigger trees7,8. vinesemicues, etc.)


It is also possible that the "plot" is simply a series of interesting events that occur to Megan and Cueball as they spend their Time together, not really any more connected to each other than the multiple events that fill any person's day -- just that they're experiencing the events as they happen. With a "let Time happen as it may" approach like this, earlier points may be moved away from as new things develop.

So they may not need to cross the river anymore because they've found much more interesting land here and are simply content to explore it to see what else they can find.

ETA: But probably not -- I am big on "connections" and having everything related, so I do expect some way to tie this all together at some point...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Fri May 24, 2013 6:19 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Another song brought on by molp-speration

The Molpy Connection
Spoiler:
Why are there so many songs about molpies
And what type of creature they are
Molpies are visions
and only illusions
and molpies have nothing to hide

So we've been told
and some choose to beleive it
But I know they're wrong, wait and see
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.

Who said that every question
would be heard and answered
when asked in the one true thread
Somebody thought of it, and someone beleived it
now look how many pages you've read

What's so amazing that keeps us thread gazing
and what do we think that we might see
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.

All of us watching Time, we know that it's probably magic

Have you been comaing?
and have you seen the Cuegan?
I've heard them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound, that calls the young blitzers
the voice may be one and the same

I've seen it too many times to ignore it
there's something that I'm supposed to post
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.


Not entirely happy with the meter, but it works well enough, I guess.

I miss Jim Henson.


Really nice! I like this!

Oh, and "The Molpy Connection?" It's this:

Spoiler:
1. Dracomax wrote the great song parody "The Molpy Connection"

2. "Molpy" is a term that was first used in the OTT by BlitzGirl.

3. BlitzGirl also has A Blog where the last entry was made on April 26, 2013.

4. April 26, 2013 was the same day that the movie "The Big Wedding" was first released in the US and Canada.

5. "The Big Wedding" stars Robert Di Niro, who won his first Oscar in 1974 for Best Supporting Actor in the movie "The Godfather Part II".

6. "The Godfather Part II" was produced, directed, and co-written (along with Mario Puzo) by Francis Ford Coppola.

7. Francis Ford Coppola was born in Detroit, Michigan as the son of Carmine Coppola, who was a flautist with the Detroit Symphony at the time.

8. A "flautist" is someone who plays the flute.

9. A "flute" also refers to a Champagne flute, a tall, slender glass used to drink Champagne.

10. Champagne was also the subject of a quote attributed to Winston Churchill, used to inspire the troops during the liberation of France in WWII: "remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne!"

11. Winston Churchill is also one of the title characters in a short student film, "The Odd Couple: Winston Churchill & Joseph Stalin"by Dan Vallancourt.

12. "The Odd Couple" is a reference to a TV show and a 1968 movie based on the play of the same name by Neil Simon.

13. Neil Simon's first play was "Come Blow Your Horn" in 1961.

14. The title "Come Blow Your Horn" is an allusion to the old nursery rhyme "Little Boy Blue", which features the line, "Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn".

15. "Little Boy" was also the codename of the first atomic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. The order to drop the bomb was given by US President Harry S. Truman.

16. Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884, but moved to Independence, Missouri when he was 6 years old. He grew up in Independence and won his first elected position there in 1922.

17. Independence, Missouri is also the birthplace of fantasy authors Margaret Weis, and Jim Butcher, creator of "The Dresden Files".

18. The Dresden Files has spanned multiple best-selling novels and has even inspired fantasy role-playing games. The first volume "Your Story", is available from Amazon in both hardcover version and a Kindle version.

19. The Kindle version of "The Dresden Files RPG Volume 1: Your Story" on Amazon, only has one review -- a 4-star review by the Amazon user "dracomax". This is the user's only review on Amazon.

20. "Dracomax" is also the user-name of our Grand High Lord Inquisitor, Head of the Inquisition, here in the OTT.

21. Dracomax wrote the great song parody "The Molpy Connection"


EDITED for spelling and to correct a mistype of "WWII" as "WWI".
EDITED again to spolier for length...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Qalyar » Fri May 24, 2013 6:19 pm UTC

azule wrote:
mscha wrote:OtherComic alert.
I honestly can't think of a way how this is “all related” to the OTC/OTT...

Words make us happy or sad. "Dialogue" in the OTC makes us happy, or...mad. Have they made us sad yet?


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Fri May 24, 2013 6:22 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Another song brought on by molp-speration

The Molpy Connection
Spoiler:
Why are there so many songs about molpies
And what type of creature they are
Molpies are visions
and only illusions
and molpies have nothing to hide

So we've been told
and some choose to beleive it
But I know they're wrong, wait and see
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.

Who said that every question
would be heard and answered
when asked in the one true thread
Somebody thought of it, and someone beleived it
now look how many pages you've read

What's so amazing that keeps us thread gazing
and what do we think that we might see
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.

All of us watching Time, we know that it's probably magic

Have you been comaing?
and have you seen the Cuegan?
I've heard them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound, that calls the young blitzers
the voice may be one and the same

I've seen it too many times to ignore it
there's something that I'm supposed to post
Someday we'll find it
the molpy connection
the Ryhmers, the blitzers, and me.


Not entirely happy with the meter, but it works well enough, I guess.

I miss Jim Henson.


Really nice! I like this!

Oh, and "The Molpy Connection?" It's this:

Spoiler:
1. Dracomax wrote the great song parody "The Molpy Connection"

2. "Molpy" is a term that was first used in the OTT by BlitzGirl.

3. BlitzGirl also has A Blog where the last entry was made on April 26, 2013.

4. April 26, 2013 was the same day that the movie "The Big Wedding" was first released in the US and Canada.

5. "The Big Wedding" stars Robert Di Niro, who won his first Oscar in 1974 for Best Supporting Actor in the movie "The Godfather Part II".

6. "The Godfather Part II" was produced, directed, and co-written (along with Mario Puzo) by Francis Ford Coppola.

7. Francis Ford Coppola was born in Detroit, Michigan as the son of Carmine Coppola, who was a flautist with the Detroit Symphony at the time.

8. A "flautist" is someone who plays the flute.

9. A "flute" also refers to a Champagne flute, a tall, slender glass used to drink Champagne.

10. Champagne was also the subject of a quote attributed to Winston Churchill, used to inspire the troops during the liberation of France in WWII: "remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne!"

11. Winston Churchill is also one of the title characters in a short student film, "The Odd Couple: Winston Churchill & Joseph Stalin"by Dan Vallancourt.

12. "The Odd Couple" is a reference to a TV show and a 1968 movie based on the play of the same name by Neil Simon.

13. Neil Simon's first play was "Come Blow Your Horn" in 1961.

14. The title "Come Blow Your Horn" is an allusion to the old nursery rhyme "Little Boy Blue", which features the line, "Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn".

15. "Little Boy" was also the codename of the first atomic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. The order to drop the bomb was given by US President Harry S. Truman.

16. Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884, but moved to Independence, Missouri when he was 6 years old. He grew up in Independence and won his first elected position there in 1922.

17. Independence, Missouri is also the birthplace of fantasy authors Margaret Weis, and Jim Butcher, creator of "The Dresden Files".

18. The Dresden Files has spanned multiple best-selling novels and has even inspired fantasy role-playing games. The first volume "Your Story", is available from Amazon in both hardcover version and a Kindle version.

19. The Kindle version of "The Dresden Files RPG Volume 1: Your Story" on Amazon, only has one review -- a 4-star review by the Amazon user "dracomax". This is the user's only review on Amazon.

20. "Dracomax" is also the user-name of our Grand High Lord Inquisitor, Head of the Inquisition, here in the OTT.

21. Dracomax wrote the great song parody "The Molpy Connection"


EDITED for spelling and to correct a mistype of "WWII" as "WWI".
EDITED again to spolier for length...

Fun fact. 19 and 20 are actually the same person.


Isn't the Internet an amazing thing? :D
I can't imagine even trying to do stuff like this without the awesome power of Googlesearch at my fingertips. :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby airdrik » Fri May 24, 2013 6:24 pm UTC

Qalyar wrote:
azule wrote:
mscha wrote:OtherComic alert.
I honestly can't think of a way how this is “all related” to the OTC/OTT...

Words make us happy or sad. "Dialogue" in the OTC makes us happy, or...mad. Have they made us sad yet?


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That was the saddest thing ever said in the OTC or the OTT


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