1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Fri May 31, 2013 2:55 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
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BlitzGirl wrote:Just got ninja'd in the preview, but here goes anyway:
jovialbard wrote:I still feel like it would be cool if the thread could be parsed into topics that could then be read separately as one pleases. That sounds really hard though. I think Kieryn and some of the other analysts do get kind of close to that with some of their word crunching...

You have a strange definition of cool. :wink: I don't know if it's even possible to split this thread into separate topics anymore, considering how many posters address five or six topics in a single ketchup post these days. Plus, it's ALL related. To bring up a recent example, one might think the idea of talking about the posters on this thread as a cave-dwelling tribe is completely off-topic, but then somebody brings up Plato's Parable of the Cave where a captive audience must watch a parade of silhouettes projected on the wall before them, and suddenly it's back to the comic again, where Randall shows us a world portrayed only in silhouette, and perhaps this is a deliberate nod to that allegory (or completely not). Our topics intermingle quite frequently, ebbing and flowing like the Sea1, branching like the limbs of a Tree3, and also merging like the water of stray streams meeting the River2.

Plus, hacking up the OTT might mean hacking up our generally good-natured community, and we'd end up like the Other poor souls wandering amid the lonely threads in the Individual (Other)Comics Section. That's a fate worse than mustard.

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Hear, hear! I've already commented on how knotted the narrative flow has become; I don't think it's possible to separate this thread by topic without breaking innumerable oblique links.

Besides, no one would understand BlitzGirl's Boom De Yada comics any more, much less whoever it was (sorry, I've forgotten) who was doing his blitzposts in comic form.


I would never suggest hacking up the OTT itself, what abominable heresy! I would douse myself in chocolate for even thinking of such a thing. I was merely suggesting it might be useful to have a means of browsing or summarizing events for the perusal of those who lack the proper Time to enjoy Time's needle pulled thing. Us poor sad saps of the non-read-it-all-ers, what I miss each day leaves me in tears, or would, if I even knew what I was missing. And yes, it would be a hard, nigh impossible, task. But surely someone here is smart enough to invent the cutting edge ai of about 50 years from now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Fri May 31, 2013 2:56 am UTC

jolleychris wrote:This thread is fascinating....


Dear Jolleychris,
First of all, you have a lovely name.
Second: There's a lot of lingo here; some of us use it fluently, some not so much; some of us just make stuff up.
Third: There's a lot of talent here across a wide range of genres/subject areas. Some of the talent is expressed in charts and graphs; some is expressed in poetry and song-writing; some of us are very talented watchers and waiters.
Fourth: There are a lot of personalities, just like anywhere else. We have cheery sorts and curmudgeons alike.
Five: The only real commonality is that we've all decided to individually Wait for it together.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri May 31, 2013 3:01 am UTC

partingLance wrote:Oh, by no means would I attempt to train these silly-ass cats house molpies in the understanding and application of the First and Greatest Commandment. One's well past middle age and, it seems, more than usually set in her ways; the other's not that far past kittenhood and, though placid, also shows signs of flakiness.


It has, indeed, been a futile exercise in regards to obtaining enlightenment for the cats house meowlpies. But the trial has had recursive properties in that it has forced me to examine myself, my own patience (because at 5:30 a.m. patients is very much needed lest one wants to dead cats by 6:30 a.m.), and my own abilities to observe the First, Greatest, and (let's face it) Only Commandment.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Fri May 31, 2013 3:03 am UTC

<blindpost progress="continuing to the future">

@charlie_grumbles - I like your old codger Everest story. I can imagine the perfect number being unbelievable. Think about the 555 phone number thing. It isn't as restricted as people think. 555 is available for actual use. But I don't know of anyone having a real working 555 number. But if they did, who would believe them? That would be the loneliest girl/guy in the world. No one would call them. :cry: lol

SBN wrote:Reminds me of how body temperature became 98.6F. Took a bunch of people, measured their temp, in Celsius. Averaged them, and then rounded to the nearest degree. 37 degrees C. Then it was converted to Fahrenheit, and 98.6 became virtually gospel, and everyone forgot it was a rounded average. My daughter is feverish well below 98.6. When she was born they tried for hours to warm her up, and couldn't do it. They did finally give up, but even so, if I called the doctor, I had to say things like, "She's three degrees above normal."
I didn't know this until later in life. I never check the thermometer when I (or others) are well, so I still don't know my family's average temps.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Fri May 31, 2013 3:07 am UTC

fhorn wrote:If you really want to jump in (and you should! jump in, that is) just follow this bit of wisdom:
SBN wrote: Ask questions if you want. We're a really nice bunch.

We truly are. D'awww, you guys. You brought a lil tear to my eye. No, really.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri May 31, 2013 3:09 am UTC

Maybe this is a snakebee?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Fri May 31, 2013 3:11 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Maybe this is a snakebee?

A grassbee?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 31, 2013 3:12 am UTC

My ketchup gimmicks are getting too elaborate...a whole newpage was formed while I was making this!
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Dracomax wrote:My mind is complex, and can only be mapped fractally. Not sure if that is good or bad news for me once the zombie apoclypse comes, as infinite buffet is infinite.


Actually, wouldn't that be a - terminating- infinite meal? It's like zeno's paradox (it's ALL connected), they'd have to keep eating half, then half of the remaining, then half of the remaining...it sounds infinite, but is possible and probably quite easy to get through.

Not that I would know. Not being a zombie, and all.

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charlie_grumbles wrote:But teachers are some of the most valuable and under-appreciated people on earth. If we paid elementary school teachers what they are really worth (a lot), we would have better candidates. If we try to deny them a good salary and good benefits, the best candidates will go where the rewards are better. And yes, simple respect is one of those rewards. And then, tenure in the public schools would be as normal and natural as it is essential. But the whole system is pretty corrupted now.

Good teachers are priceless, but unfortunately bad teachers are way too common. And even the good ones are often hamstrung by the system, and their own pre-conceptions. Conversation with my, then middle-school daughter's teachers:
English teacher: She is probably the best writer I've ever had.
Math teacher: That explains why she is so bad at math.
Enough teachers told her that, and believed that, that she became that. But she had the potential to be pretty good at it. Probably not to the creating it level, but at least to the making it work level.
My other daughter mastered multiplication in second grade. (Because her sister was learning it that year, and they liked to play school.)
At the end of the year, the teacher told me that she believed second graders couldn't understand multiplication. Probably true, on average, but she had in front of her a child who could, and did, and still refused to believe it possible. Sadly, she had been teaching at that point for 28 years. I hope that the student teacher she had that year went into her career more open to the possibility that kids can be better than the norm, not just worse.


I've had the luck of having very good teachers for most of my education. From 2nd grade to 5th, I was in a program for academically talented students (in a room with a lot of my peers who were equally "gifted," as the parents would say, or "neurotically smart," as my older sister who also went through the program would say) that had teachers who knew what they were doing with smart kids. My middle school was mediocre, but now I'm going to a technology-focused high school. It's brand new, and despite the STEM focus, all of the teachers are really good (even the English teacher), have been teaching a long time, and expect smart kids.

But not everyone can be as privileged as that, I realize. In fact, I had to move districts 3 times to stay in that kind of an environment.

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:arrow:It's ALL related. Well hey, yappobiscuits's band (is it a band or is it just yappo and some magic? Yappo and the Biscuits!) has even covered a song by the band Paul used to be in; I don't even have to go James Burke on this.:idea:
:idea:On the subject of things being related, they were opening, as they customarily do, for the guy who wrote the songs for Portal and Portal 2, at least one of which has been filked in this thread (has anyone done an OTT Still Alive yet?) Some people said they hadn't played the games. Well, I don't often play computer games, but I played both of those ones because I was already a huge fan of the guy who wrote the songs, and I did not regret it. They're fun games and they have cake. So I recommend them.


Oh wow. It's ALL connected! And I was planning on doing Still Alive soon, but haven't gotten around to it. I'm still 4 pages back, hope no one did it in the next few or I'll look like a moron! ;)

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As it became my custom with such images, there is a huge version of them as well.
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If someone wants to turn this thing into a clickable map, I could provide any image size and a corresponding JSON dataset with coordinates, names and/or user ids.

On another note: Looks like I would be the one who paints the walls of the caves, depicting the life and history of the tribe...


Very neat! I like the tunnel effect, sort of seems to recede perspective-like towards the corner. Like the less frequent posters are farther away, and we have to drag them closer to experience the thread!

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BlitzGirl wrote:Oh my Randall, IT ALL MAKES SENSE! Plato foresaw Time! Shadows on the wall of the cave! Image


Hm. Shadows on the wall of the cave. Like the shadows Cuegan were making whilst ascending? Does that suggest that they are in some kind of Flatland, on the surface of the cave?

No, it suggests they're in a webcomic where it's ALL related.


But how can you be sure? You're not even a meat-brain. You're more susceptible than the rest of us. What if this is just an embedded simulacrum that you're running? :shock:

I think I'm better off in the back of the cave for a while longer. Where did I leave that stash of M&Ms. They should be really good and stale by now.


Us meat-brains gotta stick together. I hid the M&Ms so that the OTHERS couldn't get to them. They're right beyond your frontal cortex.

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Sounds good! I'm all for it!

BlitzGirl wrote:Maybe this is a snakebee?


That sounds completely and utterly evil.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Fri May 31, 2013 3:15 am UTC

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I did not break the One True Comic, I swear....

(Just in case no ones noticed the new frame isn't up I'm still seeing hash f4e2276e4c47409412666b28be0cca75fedae3c182c4017932891c147004c720 on the site)

Hopefully I've been ninja'd by newpixbot.........
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri May 31, 2013 3:15 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Fri May 31, 2013 3:17 am UTC

Oh good, there it is. I just recloak and watch through this little knothole.....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Fri May 31, 2013 3:20 am UTC

Page 750! That's three quarters of a thousand!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Fri May 31, 2013 3:20 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:My ketchup gimmicks are getting too elaborate...a whole newpage was formed while I was making this!
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Wow, that's actually very mesmerising and it's hard to take my eyes off it! Also I like how it bounces to the rhythm of the words "ketchup time", was that intentional?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Fri May 31, 2013 3:24 am UTC

Thank Randall, the comic is back up. [meta] hey guys, the last post of this page will be the 30000th of the needle-pulled thingy![/meta]
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 31, 2013 3:26 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:My ketchup gimmicks are getting too elaborate...a whole newpage was formed while I was making this!
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Wow, that's actually very mesmerising and it's hard to take my eyes off it! Also I like how it bounces to the rhythm of the words "ketchup time", was that intentional?


Nope, I actually spent a good deal of time trying to make it smooth. However, in photoshop's (fairly rudimentary) animation system, you can't set the rotation origin like you can when you're just performing a rotation operation, so I had to compromise with a bit of bounciness as I compensated for bits that went off-image.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Fri May 31, 2013 3:34 am UTC

Given all the encouragement I've been given on my WikiQuest, I'm going to proceed with the edits I suggested earlier, adapted slightly to break down my proposed "shoreline era" into 2 parts, as per ZoomanSP's excellent recommendation.

I'll be back when I'm done...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri May 31, 2013 3:34 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:My ketchup gimmicks are getting too elaborate...a whole newpage was formed while I was making this!
Spoiler:
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Wow, that's actually very mesmerising and it's hard to take my eyes off it! Also I like how it bounces to the rhythm of the words "ketchup time", was that intentional?


I think I had a vision, quite very nearly almost similar to this image, while I was in the back of the cave, contemplating, etc. and listening to Daft Punk's RAM! :shock: Perhaps a sign of some sort :?:

Or maybe I should have laid off the stale M&Ms that were stashed back there. A few of them tasted a bit...funny Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Fri May 31, 2013 3:35 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:My ketchup gimmicks are getting too elaborate...a whole newpage was formed while I was making this!
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Wow, that's actually very mesmerising and it's hard to take my eyes off it! Also I like how it bounces to the rhythm of the words "ketchup time", was that intentional?


Nope, I actually spent a good deal of time trying to make it smooth. However, in photoshop's (fairly rudimentary) animation system, you can't set the rotation origin like you can when you're just performing a rotation operation, so I had to compromise with a bit of bounciness as I compensated for bits that went off-image.


I think the bounciness is perfect. Like yappo, I sat here staring at it and saying "ketch-up-time" in rhythm with the bounces over and over and over...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Fri May 31, 2013 3:40 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:tinyONG
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spamjam wrote:TINYONG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Someguy945 » Fri May 31, 2013 3:44 am UTC

Someone is gonna touch someone else's butt in the next few newpix...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Fri May 31, 2013 3:48 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
mscha wrote:jjjdavidson, you've got a non-existing image in your final spoiler...

Fixed, I hope─thanks for the heads-up. It seems I had a fundamental misunderstanding of how the fora handle uploaded files. I can see the image, as long as I'm logged in, but no one else can. Apparently you can link to an image you uploaded, but if it isn't actually referenced as an attachment on some post somewhere, you're the only one who can see it.

I had the same problem with my "Henny Youngman" post a few days ago; it's fixed now, but there are probably ones before that. Argh.


Does this mean if I've put a picture in a post and used the "inline" button, no-one can see it? Do I have to go back and edit those posts to include an "Attachment" (like I've seen buffygirl use for her hats) in order for them to be there "forever"? (I looked at one post while not logged-in and could see the picture. For whatever that's worth.)

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On the subject of other threads about the OTC: the Explain-wiki's discussion board on the OTC isn't quite as much fun as this one; and they do have their own terminology, for example "LaPetite" is called "Little Beret Girl".

I'm not one for much wiki editing, but is there (or should there be) a page dedicated to the "Outside's" view of us? It could have a link to the "General - Time" thread Blitzgirl found and the various articles that people have found about the OTC. Comments?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Fri May 31, 2013 3:55 am UTC

Someguy945 wrote:Someone is gonna touch someone else's butt in the next few newpix...

If this, of all the predictions on the thread, comes true, I will be satisfied. It's pretty likely though, what with the steep cliffs and the possibility that they're both naked...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Fri May 31, 2013 4:05 am UTC

...ONG
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ONGWhat? You were expecting an ONG?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Fri May 31, 2013 4:07 am UTC

I feel bad for only contributing one, fairly terrible 2xDactyl. Lemme try again, regarding theories:

Cassini, Fantasy?
Post 'pocalypticly,
Madagascarian,
Whence is It set?
Watch silluettedly,
Monochromatic'lly,
Wait for revelations,
We don't know yet!

I think I followed almost every rule this time!
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I've changed, witnessing this thing so beautiful

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri May 31, 2013 4:08 am UTC

Good night and coma well, everyone. Unless you've just un-coma'd. In which case, I wish you a happy day and many pleasant moments as you continue to wait for it.

Wait for it...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Fri May 31, 2013 4:08 am UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:My ketchup gimmicks are getting too elaborate...a whole newpage was formed while I was making this!
Spoiler:
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Wow, that's actually very mesmerising and it's hard to take my eyes off it! Also I like how it bounces to the rhythm of the words "ketchup time", was that intentional?


I think I had a vision, quite very nearly almost similar to this image, while I was in the back of the cave, contemplating, etc. and listening to Daft Punk's RAM! :shock: Perhaps a sign of some sort :?:

Or maybe I should have laid off the stale M&Ms that were stashed back there. A few of them tasted a bit...funny Image


I think you might have gotten into Bob's M&M's there. Or does Bob only eat these "silly" mushrooms?

(Old joke goes something like, "It wasn't a brave soul who ate rhubarb for the first time. That distinction goes to the second person to eat rhubarb")
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Qalyar » Fri May 31, 2013 4:30 am UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
Qalyar wrote:So, I've been exploring the possibility of the OTC taking place in Cassinite Madagascar in more detail.
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In order to not confuse people, unannotated cardinal directions refer to real-world Madagascar; Cassinite directions are marked with a subscript c.

Based on what we know so far, the most likely scenario given that assumption is that Cuegan's journey began on the beaches south (eastc) of Morondava, Madagascar. They traveled south (eastc) down the beach. There is very little in the way of human impact to encounter along the way, just a handful of small, isolated villages that, depending on their exact route, they may have missed entirely. The most likely river to be the OTC river is the Mangoky, which does have a large terminal delta similar to what we saw in the OTC. The Mangoky is also a fairly fast-moving river, especially upstream from the delta, and not at all the sort of thing one would wisely go swimming in.

Turning left, they then walked more or less alongside the Mangoky, going southeast (northwestc), then east (northc) along the river. Especially for a river its size, there is surprisingly little civilization on the banks of the Mangoky. The suspiciously flat patch of ground they walked over at one point may have been one of the few exceptions: a road, Madagascar Route 9, just south (eastc) of Ankiliabo. The bit where they had to go around difficult terrain is a relatively steep-walled valley where the Mangoky cuts through an isolated section of mountainous terrain between its confluences with the Sikily and Sakanavaka Rivers (both of which meet the Mangoky on the opposite side from where Cuegan are walking). That would make place them currently in the hilly terrain west (southc) of the commune of Beroroha. The real mountains are on the other side of the commune, the broken escarpments of the Madagascar Central Uplift. I suppose it should be noted that, if this theory is correct, that squirrelpy was really a lemurpy...

I think it's reasonable to assume Cuegan aren't natives. Perhaps they were tourists? The beach at Morondava gets great tourism reviews! This might explain their lack of area knowledge. What bits of information they seem to have gleaned about their surroundings would fit this scenario, too. The "hill people" upstream from Morondava would be ethnic Sakalava, while the area they would be in now is populated by the Bara people. Even their strange reactions to sea level rise might make sense if this world was originally Earth, and was subjected to the Cassini rotation in the relatively recent past; even if they have some knowledge of reality, no one sane would guess that sea level rise was caused by the catastrophic melting of neotropical Antarctica!

This theory, likely to be branded the "Cassinite Heresy", I am certain, does leave a few questions unanswered.
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For one, where are all the people? Even if they've avoided civilization since leaving, Morondava's not a small place (population ~70,000). Perhaps this is a consequence of whatever caused the Cassini rotation? In any case, the one other person we've seen seems to show French cultural influences, which would be appropriate for Madagascar as well. Another problem is the situation for any of the rivers except the one they have walked along. In our world, the Morondava River has no problem reaching the sea, and neither do the Maharivo, Lampaolo, or Maintapaka Rivers that they would have encountered before reaching the Mangoky. I posit this as the Riverine Paradox, but do not think it is an insurmountable challenge to the proposal, which otherwise satisfies both botanical and geographical evidence and provides a catastrophic global change in the recent past to explain some of the post-apocalyptical aspects of the OTC.

Hmmmm.... You've put a lot of thought into your heretical theory, and I respect your opinion, but I'm afraid I remain a "Randallverse-ist" -- the OTC is taking place in a location only of the GLR's making, and any semblance to real locations (Cassini-fied or not), is purely arbitrary and whimsical, intended only to confuse and/or amuse.


It wouldn't be a very good heresy if everyone believed in it, now would it?

But fundamentally, I think there's a wider schism at play here. Are elements like the extremely specific baobab trees added because they simply look cool?1 Are they added to be intentionally misleading?2 Or is this comic like a (well-written, not one of the Ellery Queen things) murder mystery, where we are intended to piece together clues as we go, some from the OTC itself and some perhaps from the greater body of Randall's work?3

The big difference between the OTC and Click and Drag, to me, is the presence of a unifying narrative. Click and Drag was an exploration of the medium, and didn't pretend to be a singular location (although most of the included structures and such are real places, just not all ... right there). The OTC has a narrative. It has a plot. I happen to think that means the setting might matter more than it did in Click and Drag, too. That's the real schismatic issue; the Cassinite Heresy is just a special case of it.4 5

1Wow.
2Randall's nearly obsessive attention to detail makes me suspect that either elements of the comic have no meaning or a specific meaning, but not a duplicitous meaning.6
3In some sense, it is all connected...
4Although, as founder of said heresy, it is of course my responsibility to note that it's the right special case.
5One that also happens to explain why the sea7 is rising, of course.
6That doesn't mean they can't be misinterpreted, of course, only that they are not intended to be misinterpreted.
7Big ... and getting bigger.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri May 31, 2013 4:34 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
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jjjdavidson wrote:
mscha wrote:jjjdavidson, you've got a non-existing image in your final spoiler...

Fixed, I hope─thanks for the heads-up. It seems I had a fundamental misunderstanding of how the fora handle uploaded files. I can see the image, as long as I'm logged in, but no one else can. Apparently you can link to an image you uploaded, but if it isn't actually referenced as an attachment on some post somewhere, you're the only one who can see it.

I had the same problem with my "Henny Youngman" post a few days ago; it's fixed now, but there are probably ones before that. Argh.
Does this mean if I've put a picture in a post and used the "inline" button, no-one can see it? Do I have to go back and edit those posts to include an "Attachment" (like I've seen buffygirl use for her hats) in order for them to be there "forever"? (I looked at one post while not logged-in and could see the picture. For whatever that's worth.)

No. If you upload a basic attachment, it will auto-appear at the bottom of your post. If you use the "inline" button, the attachment moves to wherever you put the <attachment> tags within your posts. As long as you do not delete your attachment, it will be visible. But if you place <attachment> tags in your post and then delete that attachment, nothing will show up.

The problem with attachments is that the picture is not quotable. That's why I have taken to uploading an attachment, placing it inline, and then previewing my post. On that preview, I copy the url of the visible image (forums.xkcd.com/whatever.png) and then put that link into my post, surrounded by the <img> tag. This picture is now quotable, and not just a slave attachment to the one original post. However, I must also keep the original attachment on the post somewhere - I usually place it inline and spoiler it underneath my url'ed image. This is because the image url I copyed directs to that attachment. And no attachment, no picture.

Yeah, it's really a pain. *grumbles about BBCode* I miss my Polish image uploader. But noooo, filters don't like it, so I have to do the attachment shuffle. :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby poxic » Fri May 31, 2013 4:43 am UTC

I wondered why you (and others) do that image-spoiler-image thing.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Fri May 31, 2013 4:47 am UTC

spamjam wrote:...ONG
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ONGWhat? You were expecting an ONG?

Okay, this one they'll actually need to climb. I was a bit hard on Cuegan for being cautious1 on that last ledge. This time it's significantly greater than their height and I'll understand if it takes some preparation at the approach.

1I still think it was probably excessive caution, but it is difficult to visually assess the athletic capability of people who are composed of line segments and a circle.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 31, 2013 4:50 am UTC

ergman wrote:I feel bad for only contributing one, fairly terrible 2xDactyl. Lemme try again, regarding theories:

Cassini, Fantasy?
Post 'pocalypticly,
Madagascarian,
Whence is It set?
Watch silluettedly,
Monochromatic'lly,
Wait for revelations,
We don't know yet!

I think I followed almost every rule this time!


Almost perfect I think, but I'm not sure about the line:
  • Wait for revelations (emphasis bolded)
The meter doesn't quite line up, as far as I can tell...

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pelrigg wrote:
Spoiler:
jjjdavidson wrote:
mscha wrote:jjjdavidson, you've got a non-existing image in your final spoiler...

Fixed, I hope─thanks for the heads-up. It seems I had a fundamental misunderstanding of how the fora handle uploaded files. I can see the image, as long as I'm logged in, but no one else can. Apparently you can link to an image you uploaded, but if it isn't actually referenced as an attachment on some post somewhere, you're the only one who can see it.

I had the same problem with my "Henny Youngman" post a few days ago; it's fixed now, but there are probably ones before that. Argh.
Does this mean if I've put a picture in a post and used the "inline" button, no-one can see it? Do I have to go back and edit those posts to include an "Attachment" (like I've seen buffygirl use for her hats) in order for them to be there "forever"? (I looked at one post while not logged-in and could see the picture. For whatever that's worth.)

No. If you upload a basic attachment, it will auto-appear at the bottom of your post. If you use the "inline" button, the attachment moves to wherever you put the <attachment> tags within your posts. As long as you do not delete your attachment, it will be visible. But if you place <attachment> tags in your post and then delete that attachment, nothing will show up.

The problem with attachments is that the picture is not quotable. That's why I have taken to uploading an attachment, placing it inline, and then previewing my post. On that preview, I copy the url of the visible image (forums.xkcd.com/whatever.png) and then put that link into my post, surrounded by the <img> tag. This picture is now quotable, and not just a slave attachment to the one original post. However, I must also keep the original attachment on the post somewhere - I usually place it inline and spoiler it underneath my url'ed image. This is because the image url I copyed directs to that attachment. And no attachment, no picture.

Yeah, it's really a pain. *grumbles about BBCode* I miss my Polish image uploader. But noooo, filters don't like it, so I have to do the attachment shuffle. :wink:


May I recommend dropbox (probably more steps per upload then most things unless you get the application version, and then it's about 2 clicks total) or puush (similar purpose, easier online upload). Both are free and quite easy to use, probably more so than bbcode attachment shenanigans.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Fri May 31, 2013 5:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Fri May 31, 2013 5:01 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
Spoiler:
jjjdavidson wrote:
mscha wrote:jjjdavidson, you've got a non-existing image in your final spoiler...

Fixed, I hope─thanks for the heads-up. It seems I had a fundamental misunderstanding of how the fora handle uploaded files. I can see the image, as long as I'm logged in, but no one else can. Apparently you can link to an image you uploaded, but if it isn't actually referenced as an attachment on some post somewhere, you're the only one who can see it.

I had the same problem with my "Henny Youngman" post a few days ago; it's fixed now, but there are probably ones before that. Argh.
Does this mean if I've put a picture in a post and used the "inline" button, no-one can see it? Do I have to go back and edit those posts to include an "Attachment" (like I've seen buffygirl use for her hats) in order for them to be there "forever"? (I looked at one post while not logged-in and could see the picture. For whatever that's worth.)

No. If you upload a basic attachment, it will auto-appear at the bottom of your post. If you use the "inline" button, the attachment moves to wherever you put the <attachment> tags within your posts. As long as you do not delete your attachment, it will be visible. But if you place <attachment> tags in your post and then delete that attachment, nothing will show up.

The problem with attachments is that the picture is not quotable. That's why I have taken to uploading an attachment, placing it inline, and then previewing my post. On that preview, I copy the url of the visible image (forums.xkcd.com/whatever.png) and then put that link into my post, surrounded by the <img> tag. This picture is now quotable, and not just a slave attachment to the one original post. However, I must also keep the original attachment on the post somewhere - I usually place it inline and spoiler it underneath my url'ed image. This is because the image url I copyed directs to that attachment. And no attachment, no picture.

Yeah, it's really a pain. *grumbles about BBCode* I miss my Polish image uploader. But noooo, filters don't like it, so I have to do the attachment shuffle. :wink:


May I recommend dropbox (probably more steps per upload then most things unless you get the application version, and then it's about 2 clicks total) or puush (similar purpose, easier online upload). Both are free and quite easy to use, probably more so than bbcode attachment shenanigans.


Thanks to both of you. I guess I wouldn't try to re-edit those two older posts if I don't have too. I'll see what happens the next time I want to share a pic with y'all.
Oh, Chronos both of those links go to push.com instead of dropbox and push. Thought you'd like to know.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri May 31, 2013 5:02 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:May I recommend dropbox (probably more steps per upload then most things unless you get the application version, and then it's about 2 clicks total) or puush (similar purpose, easier online upload). Both are free and quite easy to use, probably more so than bbcode attachment shenanigans.

Thanks for the suggestions, but the reason I'm doing the BBCode workaround is because other thread-dwellers couldn't see my images uploaded through vpx.pl - their work or school filters snagged at the domain, so puush.me is probably going to hang up the same way. With the forum attachment, at least I'm sure that anyone who can access the forum can also see the image. (I've heard good things about Dropbox, but I haven't gotten around to using it yet.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Fri May 31, 2013 5:05 am UTC

slinches wrote:
spamjam wrote:...ONG
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ONGWhat? You were expecting an ONG?

Okay, this one they'll actually need to climb. I was a bit hard on Cuegan for being cautious1 on that last ledge. This time it's significantly greater than their height and I'll understand if it takes some preparation at the approach.

1I still think it was probably excessive caution, but it is difficult to visually assess the athletic capability of people who are composed of line segments and a circle.

I predict Megan on Cueball's shoulders! (or vice versa)

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ergman wrote:I feel bad for only contributing one, fairly terrible 2xDactyl. Lemme try again, regarding theories:

Cassini, Fantasy?
Post 'pocalypticly,
Madagascarian,
Whence is It set?
Watch silluettedly,
Monochromatic'lly,
Wait for revelations,
We don't know yet!

I think I followed almost every rule this time!


Almost perfect I think, but I'm not sure about the line:
  • Wait for revelations (emphasis bolded)
The meter doesn't quite line up, as far as I can tell...

Hmm, indeed, to fit the meter you'd have to say "reVElations" which sounds very odd. Perhaps, since you've used apostrophes before, it could work as "Wait for the rev'lations"... Otherwise very good.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 31, 2013 5:18 am UTC

Still Waiting
Adapted from Still Alive by Jonathon Coulton
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This was a triumph
We're making a thing here: Sandcastles
It's hard to overestimate their size
Let's add some flags
We'll do what we want because we can
For the good of both of us
'Cause we're the only ones here!

But there's no sense trying to quench every flame
You just keep on Waiting 'till you run out of frames
And the newpix get dONG
and the comic is lONG
for the people who are
Still waiting

I'm not even angry
I'm being so sincere right now
Even though the sea rose up and broke it
And tore it to pieces
And dissolved every piece into the tide
as they went we walked away
because it does what it wants

Now these rocky mountains
make a difficult climb
when we're out of water
we won't have much more time
but I'm glad the tide turned
look at all the stuff we've learned
and despite this we are
Still Waiting

Go ahead and leave here
The molpies prefer to lurk and hide
Maybe we'll find something in the hills
Maybe a person
That's not likely, ha ha, fat chance
Anyway, these grapes are great
they're so delicious and moist

Look at us still talking, exploration to do
When we look out there
There's so much left yet brand new
We'll explore, oh what fun
There is research to be done
For the people who are
Still Waiting

And believe me, I am Still Waiting
I'm drawing pictures and I'm Still Waiting
I feel fantastic and I'm Still Waiting
And while you're outside I'll be Still Waiting
And when you're in bed I'll be Still Waiting
Still Waiting

Still Waiting....


I sort of switched between the perspective of a TimeWaiter and Megball to make it work, but it kind of fits the schizo nature of the original song :lol:
Also thanks pelrigg for the heads up about the link. I fixed it, though you could probably find it fine on your own.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri May 31, 2013 5:20 am UTC

*applauds* That's great, ChronosDragon! :D I've never played Portal, but I love JoCo songs.

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I did not break the One True Comic, I swear....

(Just in case no ones noticed the new frame isn't up I'm still seeing hash f4e2276e4c47409412666b28be0cca75fedae3c182c4017932891c147004c720 on the site)

Hopefully I've been ninja'd by newpixbot.........

Huh. I just checked mscha's site and apparently there was some Chaos afoot: the frame didn't get downloaded until 10 minutes after the hour. The newpix has been downloaded on the hour (:00) for a long, long Time - ever since the changes around np 258 (for reference, this is when Megan was constructing her Mound in the Sandcastle Era). Maybe one of you tech-minded types can figure out what happened?

In other news, it looks like the snakebee is moving toward Cuegan... I think mscha's a-coma, so I'll try a little gifing...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Fri May 31, 2013 5:21 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
slinches wrote:
spamjam wrote:...ONG
Spoiler:
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ONGWhat? You were expecting an ONG?

Okay, this one they'll actually need to climb. I was a bit hard on Cuegan for being cautious1 on that last ledge. This time it's significantly greater than their height and I'll understand if it takes some preparation at the approach.

1I still think it was probably excessive caution, but it is difficult to visually assess the athletic capability of people who are composed of line segments and a circle.

I predict Megan on Cueball's shoulders! (or vice versa)


Taking into account the idea that we don't really know how far Megball has travelled (number of days, distance), we also don't know how high up in the foothills/mountains they are and they might be taking it easier because they're "flatlanders" in the respect that they are more used to a lower elevation. (Try going from sea level to Denver some time. It's takes a bit getting used to.) *see edit 2*

Bad "poetry" time:

Sneaky, sneaky Molpy onna cliff
come slinking, sliding up to the scarp
Looking for moplys that fly and buzz
or ones that ribbit into the night.
So who will be the most frightened of all?
You? Or ol' Cueball?

edit
top of the page with the 300001st post. Yeah. (At least until the mod-queue is emptied)

edit 2
That's just a long winded way of saying "Yeah, me too. I think they're just being careful."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri May 31, 2013 5:25 am UTC

Cueball carol cajole candle careful co-role control coca-cola coda coma!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Fri May 31, 2013 5:30 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Firstly: (Warning: Cheesy Power Metal)

RIDE!
To the far away mountains...
FIGHT!
Many raptors and molps...
QUEST!
For the source of the river,
To find the reason the sea rises up!


Speaking of cheesy power metal ...

My Spirit Will Wait On
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(to the tune of "My Spirit Will Go On" by Dragonforce.)

Time is a mistery, don't know what will come to be
Waiting, the epitome of all of our days
In the thread we have a choice to hear or to be the voice
Close your eyes and visualize the seas as they rise

You know that sanity is not as it was meant to be
And now, released from coma, we await the next Timeframe
In the land of a thousand posts we will blitz on through again
In the thread we will move along through memories laid plain
When I see this humanity and tree-ness that they have come to be
We've come to the point of no return and you wait for just...

One more time to be part of all this madness
One more time to contribute to all this gladness
And one last time to be the one who understands
My soul and my spirit will wait on, for all of eternity

Foreign the currency, your payment in cake to be
IT is the destiny of all of our wait
In the dark you hide away for who or what you can't say
When I see the power of the comic come alive

You know that sanity is not as it was meant to be
And now, released from coma, we await the next Timeframe
On the wings of molpy-raptors staring into the sun
Reaching for the next horizon when the climb shall be done
Can you see the creativity and the great new graph that was made for thee
With posts so fervent, forever more you will wait for just...

One more time to be part of all this madness...


ETA: link to original song
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