jjjdavidson wrote:Spoiler: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∞. 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.