1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Fri May 24, 2013 9:17 pm UTC

By the way, I'd like to say thanks to whoever it was earlier that recommended 1/0. I finished (OtherBlitzed?) the archives over the last few days, and then proceeded to read the author's current comic (Leftoversoup) from the beginning up to present day last night. I think it's fair to say that I'm a fan of Mr. Tailsteak ;)

Anyways, back on-topic again. We appear to be due for another scene change. Any predictions on scenery or lack thereof? I'm guessing we'll have a few scenes of grass, molpies, and beesnakes before there's anything big again.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Fri May 24, 2013 9:21 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:*drags furniture in front of the door* There, that should keep the Outside at bay for a few minutes.
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*crash as door is broken upon and furniture knocked over* Aagghhh, time's up. Hope to see you all again soon...

Very dramatic, me likes. It actually worried me a bit. I hope you're okay. :P

And, damn, has everyone here been in a movie or written a scientific paper? I haven't done either. :( *feels unsmart/uncool*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edfel » Fri May 24, 2013 9:24 pm UTC

jetpac wrote:By the way, I'd like to say thanks to whoever it was earlier that recommended 1/0. I finished (OtherBlitzed?) the archives over the last few days, and then proceeded to read the author's current comic (Leftoversoup) from the beginning up to present day last night. I think it's fair to say that I'm a fan of Mr. Tailsteak ;)

Anyways, back on-topic again. We appear to be due for another scene change. Any predictions on scenery or lack thereof? I'm guessing we'll have a few scenes of grass, molpies, and beesnakes before there's anything big again.


I'd say an abandoned shelter of some sort: some trace of people living there (more solid than wood sticks or wow-tree marks), but still too old to suppose that anyone is around.However that should not happen in the next scene, but probably in the one after :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Fri May 24, 2013 9:37 pm UTC

azule wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:*drags furniture in front of the door* There, that should keep the Outside at bay for a few minutes.
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*crash as door is broken upon and furniture knocked over* Aagghhh, time's up. Hope to see you all again soon...

Very dramatic, me likes. It actually worried me a bit. I hope you're okay. :P

And, damn, has everyone here been in a movie or written a scientific paper? I haven't done either. :( *feels unsmart/uncool*

All aboard the neither train! I suppose I do know other people who have done one or the other, but all of my cool smart things available to the public are posted on webforums.

*checks "creativity" rankings*

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Fri May 24, 2013 9:37 pm UTC

jetpac wrote:By the way, I'd like to say thanks to whoever it was earlier that recommended 1/0. I finished (OtherBlitzed?) the archives over the last few days, and then proceeded to read the author's current comic (Leftoversoup) from the beginning up to present day last night. I think it's fair to say that I'm a fan of Mr. Tailsteak ;)

Anyways, back on-topic again. We appear to be due for another scene change. Any predictions on scenery or lack thereof? I'm guessing we'll have a few scenes of grass, molpies, and beesnakes before there's anything big again.

I'm gonna take a long shot with edfel and predict an empty building. A small, one-room shed, perhaps, either half destroyed by fire or with the roof caved in. Megan and Cueball will ponder the wreckage for a moment, one of them will notice something, and they'll recover some sort of semi-useful object from the ruins.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Fri May 24, 2013 9:41 pm UTC

jetpac wrote:
azule wrote:And, damn, has everyone here been in a movie or written a scientific paper? I haven't done either. :( *feels unsmart/uncool*

All aboard the neither train! I suppose I do know other people who have done one or the other, but all of my cool smart things available to the public are posted on webforums.

*checks "creativity" rankings*

dagnabbit...

Cool! I'm virtually creative as well. All my awesomeness (if I may be so bold) is digital. :(

Edit: "unsmart" digital tailoring.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Fri May 24, 2013 9:42 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
jetpac wrote:By the way, I'd like to say thanks to whoever it was earlier that recommended 1/0. I finished (OtherBlitzed?) the archives over the last few days, and then proceeded to read the author's current comic (Leftoversoup) from the beginning up to present day last night. I think it's fair to say that I'm a fan of Mr. Tailsteak ;)

Anyways, back on-topic again. We appear to be due for another scene change. Any predictions on scenery or lack thereof? I'm guessing we'll have a few scenes of grass, molpies, and beesnakes before there's anything big again.

I'm gonna take a long shot with edfel and predict an empty building. A small, one-room shed, perhaps, either half destroyed by fire or with the roof caved in. Megan and Cueball will ponder the wreckage for a moment, one of them will notice something, and they'll recover some sort of semi-useful object from the ruins.

Don't forget the perplexingly ignorant observation from Cueball.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Fri May 24, 2013 9:46 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:Charter for a quest:

Have any of you wordsmiths thought to capture the special vocabulary of this world on a page? I'd seriously appreciate all of the neologisms in one place. Perhaps it's been done and I missed it. But I miss it in any case.

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Hasn't been done. Someone could crunch up the text of the OTT into space-delimited strings | sort | uniq -u | ... then it gets trickier. The first (horrible, don't do this) solution, merge those with words | sort | uniq -d | ... this gives you all of the neologisms and all of the unused words, so merge with words | sort | uniq -u would remove words appearing twice, the neologisms would remain. And a pile of mispelt words as well. No definitions, no locations. I'm sure I could do better, but I'm on minus time already (and still owe you a note about bread.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Fri May 24, 2013 9:48 pm UTC

azule wrote:And, damn, has everyone here been in a movie or written a scientific paper? I haven't done either. :( *feels unsmart/uncool*

"Been in" is a bit strong. But I like being an extra enough that I use my vacation days to do it as often as I can. It's harder work than I expected it to be, but also much more fun than it reasonably should be. I haven't been doing it very long, but if you want you can PM me and I'll tell you what I know about it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

jetpac wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
jetpac wrote:By the way, I'd like to say thanks to whoever it was earlier that recommended 1/0. I finished (OtherBlitzed?) the archives over the last few days, and then proceeded to read the author's current comic (Leftoversoup) from the beginning up to present day last night. I think it's fair to say that I'm a fan of Mr. Tailsteak ;)

Anyways, back on-topic again. We appear to be due for another scene change. Any predictions on scenery or lack thereof? I'm guessing we'll have a few scenes of grass, molpies, and beesnakes before there's anything big again.

I'm gonna take a long shot with edfel and predict an empty building. A small, one-room shed, perhaps, either half destroyed by fire or with the roof caved in. Megan and Cueball will ponder the wreckage for a moment, one of them will notice something, and they'll recover some sort of semi-useful object from the ruins.

Don't forget the perplexingly ignorant observation from Cueball.

Actually, I'll play the odds and predict that it's Megan's turn to point out the obvious. Something like, "it looks like it's been abandoned for a while."
Even if we don't encounter an empty structure soon, I will apply this prediction if such a building ever appears.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:02 pm UTC

Another campONG site
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Possibly a bench? Whatever it is, it seems to be next to another fire ring (and this one appears much more organized, and thus more recently used).
I suppose a bench doesn't quite count as a structure. Perhaps we'll see a building soon though, there don't tend to be too many benches that are far away from buildings (those in large parks excluded).
ETA: double post, yes, but for the ONG.
ETA2: I think this is one of my favorite frames, from an aesthetic perspective. The tree looks nice, and the campsite keeps the rest of the frame from being empty.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 24, 2013 10:14 pm UTC

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And on that note, GLR has now purposefully shown us frames in which Megball are not present and the only activity is that of a molpfly/beesnake. This bearsin witness protection program strong resemblance to earlier sandcastle scenes in which the only activity was the rising of the sea. Therefore, I am led to believe that the molpyfli and other critters are not just setting the scene, but have some ulterior significance on par with the Seabig, does what it wants.


I agree. The molpflies have been very frequent, blatant(more so than regular molpies) and deliberate. I feel like they will be important to some extant. Maybe they are molpsquitos, and will bite Cuegan, possibly giving them malaria


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HAL9000 wrote:Another campONG site
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Possibly a bench? Whatever it is, it seems to be next to another fire ring (and this one appears much more organized, and thus more recently used).
I suppose a bench doesn't quite count as a structure. Perhaps we'll see a building soon though, there don't tend to be too many benches that are far away from buildings (those in large parks excluded).
ETA: double post, yes, but for the ONG.


What, did the Acacia tree not set off any alarum bells? Seems pretty significant to me!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Fri May 24, 2013 10:18 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Another campONG site
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Possibly a bench? Whatever it is, it seems to be next to another fire ring (and this one appears much more organized, and thus more recently used).
I suppose a bench doesn't quite count as a structure. Perhaps we'll see a building soon though, there don't tend to be too many benches that are far away from buildings (those in large parks excluded).
ETA: double post, yes, but for the ONG.
ETA2: I think this is one of my favorite frames, from an aesthetic perspective. The tree looks nice, and the campsite keeps the rest of the frame from being empty.


But a bench does count as a structure if it's actually a molpyhut :wink:
And yes, it is a very aesthetically pleasing acacia.

ETA: As a succulentphile, I really hope the next tree they encounter is a Euphorbia candelabrum,
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This tree is very beautiful but unfortunately also very poisonous. In fact just one drop of the inner sap can cause a blister. If it touches your eyes it can make you blind and even breathing its fumes can burn.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:20 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edfel » Fri May 24, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

astrocub wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Another campONG site
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ETA2: I think this is one of my favorite frames, from an aesthetic perspective. The tree looks nice, and the campsite keeps the rest of the frame from being empty.


But a bench does count as a structure if it's actually a molpyhut :wink:
And yes, it is a very aesthetically pleasing acacia.


Agreed, it is a peaceful place to reach after a long walk through dunes, wow trees and vines... I don't know about them but I could live here.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:30 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:Do I still get cake?

We all get cake.
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On a different note, does it seem to anyone else that the ground Cueball and Megan are currently walking on/about to walk over is unnaturally flat? The patch of ground immediately in front of Cueball (he's in the act of stepping onto it) drops off on the other side at a rather sharp angle (would be a perfect 90º drop if it weren't for a slightly-off-from-black pixel at the apex of the corner), and the two small grassless patches near/underneath them are about as level as the sea was back when they were building sandcastles (solid black, with a single row of grayish pixels across all or almost all of the top).
ETA: I'd post an ENHANCE'd version of the part of the frame in question, but the most advanced image-editing software I have is Microsoft Word.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ebonite » Fri May 24, 2013 10:31 pm UTC

azule wrote:And, damn, has everyone here been in a movie or written a scientific paper? I haven't done either. :( *feels unsmart/uncool*

I have written a scientific paper. . .in fact several, as part of the research I did in graduate school. I also hold a patent.

I have not been in a movie, but I could have been. My son was working as an extra for a movie that was being filmed in the town where I live, so I ended up hanging around the movie set for the week that he was working. Since I was quiet and polite, the camera crew allowed me to stand behind them while they were filming, and they got used to me being there.

The movie was set at an American high school. For a scene that took place between classes, they decided they could use a few more extras. They invited me to serve as a teacher walking across campus, but I wasn't dressed like a teacher, and didn't feel like driving all the way home to change clothes, so I declined.

My car was in the movie, though! For a scene where all of the main characters were headed for the school buses at the end of the day, they wanted the parking lot to be full, so they asked me if I could move my car to help fill up the parking lot. They even put a fake cardboard license plate on it to make sure it looked like it came from the correct state!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 24, 2013 10:32 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:On a different note, does it seem to anyone else that the ground Cueball and Megan are currently walking on/about to walk over is unnaturally flat? The patch of ground immediately in front of Cueball (he's in the act of stepping onto it) drops off on the other side at a rather sharp angle (would be a perfect 90º drop if it weren't for a slightly-off-from-black pixel at the apex of the corner), and the two small grassless patches near/underneath them are about as level as the sea was back when they were building sandcastles (solid black, with a single row of grayish pixels across all or almost all of the top).


Looks like an overgrown parking lot/road when you put it that way...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri May 24, 2013 10:33 pm UTC

astrocub wrote:And yes, it is a very aesthetically pleasing acacia.

I'm not convinced. These look different to me – more umbrelly, if that's a word.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:35 pm UTC

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astrocub wrote:And yes, it is a very aesthetically pleasing acacia.

I'm not convinced. These look different to me – more umbrelly, if that's a word.

That's true, it's not quite wide or flat enough to definitely be an acacia. It's not nearly dense enough to fit the description of most North American trees, though. Our deciduous trees are rather hard to see through from one side to the other.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Fri May 24, 2013 10:42 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
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astrocub wrote:And yes, it is a very aesthetically pleasing acacia.

I'm not convinced. These look different to me – more umbrelly, if that's a word.

That's true, it's not quite wide or flat enough to definitely be an acacia. It's not nearly dense enough to fit the description of most North American trees, though. Our deciduous trees are rather hard to see through from one side to the other.

Depends on the dimension of the tree though. At 2.5D it would be easy enough to see through.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Fri May 24, 2013 10:45 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
astrocub wrote:And yes, it is a very aesthetically pleasing acacia.

I'm not convinced. These look different to me – more umbrelly, if that's a word.


Hmm, you're correct that it doesn't look the typical umbrella acacia, Acacia tortilis, but the acacia genus encompasses a very diverse range of shapes and wattles.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 24, 2013 10:47 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
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astrocub wrote:And yes, it is a very aesthetically pleasing acacia.

I'm not convinced. These look different to me – more umbrelly, if that's a word.

That's true, it's not quite wide or flat enough to definitely be an acacia. It's not nearly dense enough to fit the description of most North American trees, though. Our deciduous trees are rather hard to see through from one side to the other.


There's over 1300 species of Acacia tree. The one most people recognize would probably be A. tortilis or A. eriobla (upon quick wikipedia browsing - there's 1300 species, I can't be bothered to check every article! And everyone else refers to the stereotypical ones as just plain ol' "Acacia trees."). There's a huge range of physiology (is that the word we use for plants?) within the genus, but it seems like the tree in this frame would fit in pretty snugly.

ETA: Astrocub ninja'd me (I was doing research, honest!) But my post was slightly more detailed... :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Fri May 24, 2013 10:49 pm UTC

Or at least more wordy :P

ETA: I really love how nerdy this place can get on just about any esoteric subject.
I hope they start stargazing soon...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Fri May 24, 2013 10:54 pm UTC

astrocub wrote:Or at least more wordy :P

ETA: I really love how nerdy this place can get on just about any esoteric subject.
I hope they start stargazing soon...


We'd be doing so much sub-pixel analysis. That would be so cool. Bring it, Randall.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri May 24, 2013 10:58 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
mscha wrote:
astrocub wrote:And yes, it is a very aesthetically pleasing acacia.

I'm not convinced. These look different to me – more umbrelly, if that's a word.

That's true, it's not quite wide or flat enough to definitely be an acacia. It's not nearly dense enough to fit the description of most North American trees, though. Our deciduous trees are rather hard to see through from one side to the other.


There's over 1300 species of Acacia tree. The one most people recognize would probably be A. tortilis or A. eriobla (upon quick wikipedia browsing - there's 1300 species, I can't be bothered to check every article! And everyone else refers to the stereotypical ones as just plain ol' "Acacia trees."). There's a huge range of physiology (is that the word we use for plants?) within the genus, but it seems like the tree in this frame would fit in pretty snugly.

ETA: Astrocub ninja'd me (I was doing research, honest!) But my post was slightly more detailed... :P

I'll take your words for it. I don't know nuthin' 'bout Acadias. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 24, 2013 11:01 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
mscha wrote:
astrocub wrote:And yes, it is a very aesthetically pleasing acacia.

I'm not convinced. These look different to me – more umbrelly, if that's a word.

That's true, it's not quite wide or flat enough to definitely be an acacia. It's not nearly dense enough to fit the description of most North American trees, though. Our deciduous trees are rather hard to see through from one side to the other.


There's over 1300 species of Acacia tree. The one most people recognize would probably be A. tortilis or A. eriobla (upon quick wikipedia browsing - there's 1300 species, I can't be bothered to check every article! And everyone else refers to the stereotypical ones as just plain ol' "Acacia trees."). There's a huge range of physiology (is that the word we use for plants?) within the genus, but it seems like the tree in this frame would fit in pretty snugly.

ETA: Astrocub ninja'd me (I was doing research, honest!) But my post was slightly more detailed... :P

I'll take your words for it. I don't know nuthin' 'bout Acadias. :)


I don't either, really. I'm just a quick-draw wikipediaer! :lol:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Fri May 24, 2013 11:02 pm UTC

Not gonna comment on the tree, Megball? I suppose maybe trees are old news now after the WOW baobabs.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Fri May 24, 2013 11:04 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
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mscha wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
mscha wrote:
astrocub wrote:And yes, it is a very aesthetically pleasing acacia.

I'm not convinced. These look different to me – more umbrelly, if that's a word.

That's true, it's not quite wide or flat enough to definitely be an acacia. It's not nearly dense enough to fit the description of most North American trees, though. Our deciduous trees are rather hard to see through from one side to the other.


There's over 1300 species of Acacia tree. The one most people recognize would probably be A. tortilis or A. eriobla (upon quick wikipedia browsing - there's 1300 species, I can't be bothered to check every article! And everyone else refers to the stereotypical ones as just plain ol' "Acacia trees."). There's a huge range of physiology (is that the word we use for plants?) within the genus, but it seems like the tree in this frame would fit in pretty snugly.

ETA: Astrocub ninja'd me (I was doing research, honest!) But my post was slightly more detailed... :P

I'll take your words for it. I don't know nuthin' 'bout Acadias. :)

I don't either, really. I'm just a quick-draw wikipediaer! :lol:


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I'm still brain-blown by the fact that you managed to connect dracomax to himself! :D

ETA: Right, time for me to coma when I'm getting time dragons and guitar raptors mixed up. :oops:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Fri May 24, 2013 11:08 pm UTC

That was StratPlayer...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Fri May 24, 2013 11:20 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.
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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!
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told us to "Wait for it."
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halted, yet sad.
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*agog again* Well, I owe a tribute, at least in the paltry form of a single anagram pair:
Damn. Holy crap. All / clap. Oh. My. Randall.

Bravo, Qalyar. (I would have worked your name into the tribute, but I didn't have time to fight with the Q.)


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Fri May 24, 2013 11:22 pm UTC

astrocub wrote:I'm still brain-blown by the fact that you managed to connect dracomax to himself! :D [/s]
ETA: Right, time for me to coma when I'm getting time dragons and guitar raptors mixed up. :oops:

Just watch out for the time raptors. Guitar dragons are cool though.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 24, 2013 11:25 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
astrocub wrote:I'm still brain-blown by the fact that you managed to connect dracomax to himself! :D [/s]
ETA: Right, time for me to coma when I'm getting time dragons and guitar raptors mixed up. :oops:

Just watch out for the time raptors. Guitar dragons are cool though.


Damn. Google images has some cool results for "guitar dragon".

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Fri May 24, 2013 11:29 pm UTC

Well I don't know about guitar raptors, but guitar dinosaurs generally... Finnish children's heavy metal dinosaurs, no less...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eliram » Fri May 24, 2013 11:30 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
Eliram wrote:These trees remind me of "Below the Root".
http://www.mobygames.com/game/below-the-root/screenshots


That's it! That is the game!

I wake from a coma to have my morning ketchup, only to find, to my disappointment, that what, perhaps, was another interesting moment in Time was just another passing observation. I had no much to say when I see this, and oh! Glorious! For when I was very young I played that came so often but never understood what I was to do. But playing it was wonderful, nonetheless. I even remember clearly the cover box -- except never the title! I could not remember its name but now I know. And now I know that it based on a book series, which I must find and read. Thank you Eliram! :mrgreen:

Such a pleasure to hear this from someone else who played this weird, yet so much fun game. It didn't matter if you did anything right or wrong, you could simple EXPLORE a huge world of trees and roots, huts and other people who talked to you.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Fri May 24, 2013 11:32 pm UTC

Have we identified a Madagascarian (?) bird that would match our earlier birds? Do any of these work?

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*crash as door is broken upon and furniture knocked over* Aagghhh, time's up. Hope to see you all again soon...

Very dramatic, me likes. It actually worried me a bit. I hope you're okay. :P

And, damn, has everyone here been in a movie or written a scientific paper? I haven't done either. :( *feels unsmart/uncool*

I have never been published in a scientific magazine, nor have I ever been in a film. Any Erdős number I have would be by proxy, via my dad (who published with Roger Penrose. I met him when I was 8. He showed me some of his duck tiles and a 3-d plexiglass-ish version of his triangle. It was way cool.).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Fri May 24, 2013 11:50 pm UTC

htom wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:Charter for a quest:

Have any of you wordsmiths thought to capture the special vocabulary of this world on a page? I'd seriously appreciate all of the neologisms in one place. Perhaps it's been done and I missed it. But I miss it in any case.

A dictionary of the OTC (Edit: OTT, actually). For posterity. Think of the children.


Hasn't been done. Someone could crunch up the text of the OTT into space-delimited strings | sort | uniq -u | ... then it gets trickier. The first (horrible, don't do this) solution, merge those with words | sort | uniq -d | ... this gives you all of the neologisms and all of the unused words, so merge with words | sort | uniq -u would remove words appearing twice, the neologisms would remain. And a pile of mispelt words as well. No definitions, no locations. I'm sure I could do better, but I'm on minus time already (and still owe you a note about bread.)

azule -- neither, all of my numbers are "social", I know people with numbers.


The work I've done is in this direction. It would not take me much effort to produce such a list. I'm very experienced with this kind of filtering and clustering. Definitions would be trickier, but I can easily pull the references in the forum and show context for each word. I aim to create this by [heresey]Monday night[/heresey].

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri May 24, 2013 11:56 pm UTC

buffygirl wrote:I have never been published in a scientific magazine, nor have I ever been in a film. Any Erdős number I have would be by proxy, via my dad (who published with Roger Penrose. I met him when I was 8. He showed me some of his duck tiles and a 3-d plexiglass-ish version of his triangle. It was way cool.).

ETA: more penrose details.[/quote]

Penrose is Erdős 3, so your dad is a 4. You, however, are a digital Milliner. Revel in that.
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