1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:01 am UTC

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The slices make it impossible to see molpy activity. :(
But what is that flat thing on the far right, on the ledge?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:08 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
fhorn wrote:I find myself oddly mesmerized by this. :shock:
Also, I think if you can throw in a "yeah," you've got a real hit on your hands.

Throw in a "yeah"? That's all it takes to make a hit? Damn, if only I'd known sooner!

Did you never hear about the Beatles and their fruitless struggle for success, night after night playing tiny gigs showcasing their latest tune "She Loves You Yeah Yeah", going nowhere until Brian Epstein made the same suggestion fhorn did?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:22 am UTC

Exodies wrote:Did you never hear about the Beatles and their fruitless struggle for success, night after night playing tiny gigs showcasing their latest tune "She Loves You Yeah Yeah", going nowhere until Brian Epstein made the same suggestion fhorn did?


Yappobeatles 8-)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:37 am UTC

Hey xuys,
Been trying to relish and ketchup as much as possible since the holiday wixend, but still 30 pages behind.
I've been going through acacia species and in particular the List of Acacia species known to contain psychoactive alkaloids ooh where'd that flashy gif go... what what, is that a two headed snake? Whoah. I can make shapes with my shadow!

...NEEDless to say, not making much progress, and since I started a new job this week it looks like I'll be less likely to stay current with the OTF and all its inside jokes and standards and standardizations of those standards and standardizations of ni ni ni ping pong bacon zombie teenage mutant ninja molpies...

Wish I could respond to all the creative stuff that's been slithering through the OTF lately, but I'll leave you with the one image that's been stuck in my mind since azule posted the lovely panoramama. In that view, the avenue of baobabs reminded me of the windmill farms I drive by regularly, so this is my little squirt of creativity to incorporate the OTC with elements of my own quickly evolving life:
turbaobines_.png

So thanks to azule and everyone else for all their lovely contributions, hope to go back and see them all some day, sorry if I've been ninja'd with anything mentioned here.
Also, I really liked someone'ssorry theory that the squirlpy wasn't going after food but keeping something away from Megan!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:44 am UTC

TheMinim wrote:
kenmelken wrote:@Corinne: Be good. And if you can't be good, have fun.


Corinne: Why would I want to be good? Good's boring. I'm so going to have fun.

My mama said to me as I left on a date, "Be nice. And if you can't be nice . . . be good," wink wink, nudge nudge.

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OMR, I love it!! Although there are a couple avatars around the outside that are actually hatted....

charlie_grumbles wrote:I've discovered that we on this thread are a Tribe.
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Perhaps it needs a name, though Time Waiters is a pretty good one. This thread is our cave, where we meet to share experiences. Members come and go, but maintain a connection to the Tribe. There is an US and a THEM, though we aren't exclusionary. But definitely an US.

Different members have different roles in the tribe. I'm one of the "elders of the tribe". No, not one of the leaders, my post count is far too low for that. One of the elders. The elders in a tribe are valuable because they are the ones that haven't been eaten by the saber-toothed molpys for the longest amount of time. Most roles in a tribe are earned, but you get to be an elder just by living a long time and seeing a lot of stuff, some of which works and some of which doesn't. So there is no special honor in being an elder, though viejo is used in Spanish as a term of honor as well as endearment (viejo/vieja = old man/old woman)

Some of our leaders are quite young, in fact, but have earned their place. Leaders set the tone and the direction of the advancement of the Tribe. Even young HAL9000 (may his presentation have gone well) has taken a leadership role at times. But the elders are old. Stands to reason.

People are free to leave, but few do. When not seen for a while, the others ask about/worry about them. Often they return and we rejoice.

Members of other tribes don't always understand. My wife is a bit mystified by all this.

We are not an army, but a Tribe. We share a culture. We extend that culture. The old ones (like myself) often offer advice to the young, as is good and proper. The leaders, like buffygirl, keep us unified (i.e. hatted). The advice of the old isn't always taken, as is also proper, as the young need, ultimately, to find their own way.

It is even possible that if Time ended that the Tribe would find a way to live on. It is even possible that GLR guides the Tribe by listening to what is here and providing direction via the OTC.

Since elders don't, typically, hunt anymore (leaving the pursuit of molpys to others) we are free to philosophize. Some of what we know is garbage. So, some of what we say is garbage. We (the elders) hope you understand. Sometimes we try to be funny/endearing so you don't throw us out. Sometimes we try to give serious important advice. Sometimes it is. Sometimes it is garbage. We hope you understand and continue to offer cake.

Chocolate.

Chocolate Cake.

Hmmm. Yes. That is the essence.

I really like this idea. I think it describes us very well. Thank you, charlie_grumbles!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:51 am UTC

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Mixing your ketchup with your mayo-Now-se? You must be a Fry Sauce Blitzer!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:01 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:06 am UTC

Yay molpycheers!
fhorn wrote:
Exodies wrote:Did you never hear about the Beatles and their fruitless struggle for success, night after night playing tiny gigs showcasing their latest tune "She Loves You Yeah Yeah", going nowhere until Brian Epstein made the same suggestion fhorn did?


Yappobeatles 8-)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Zorin_75 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:15 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:21 am UTC

Location: Newpage 420 of 758.
Blitzposting before I coma.

Spoiler:
And speaking of comas, last night during one I had a hallucination that I was in a friend's TARDIS, when I decided to go sledding. Upon being informed the TARDIS did not have a smooth bottom1, I used a sled instead. When we reached the top, the TARDIS was gone. It continued into more weird episodes wherein I was in the alien Illuminati. ...where was I? Oh, right, I brought that up because I've seen almost no Doctor Who, and it was talked about a good deal in the Past, so I think I'm now dreaming about the OTT2.

Back to scheduled blitzposting. I encountered some extreme spoiler abuse; I tried quoting it here but it broke my spoilers so I'm omitting it.

Then I reached page 358. At first everything was just rot13'd. But then:

macgraw83 wrote:V uaie earlpgeq raph cuaeaptrr ia ghvs mrsfate ia Eog-13 oae tvmr zoee tuaa ghr crrvvohs cuaeaptrr. I wbnqee uoj yoag ig'yl tnkr fozebnr go cntph oa…


I hate you for this.

And even worse was this:

chem1190c wrote:P aopur dl zovbsk hss zdpajo av YVA20. Aoha zovbsk thrl pa tbjo lhzply av mvssvd aopz kpzjbzzpvu


chem1190c suggests we encrypt stuff with rot20 - in a message which, I eventually figured out, is encrypted in rot19.

Purplepants77 wrote:Teipkl gnmr, bht V cnuthg oa. Loh Cnnaog fboy mr!

Rdvt: Nvnwa’q


Is it bad that, by this point, I did not need the rot13 translator to read this?

macgraw83 wrote:Vftb bkst… jvpj suipp rgit rrj? Mjms vbsymawovh agascfxjx pjc nrsc vfvltlqcc vulrl ywc-t, kwuiw c ep shf lrike xp fus syskuxpbp wjvkms apn dfewcw.


Ok, I give up. Perhaps the meaning of this post will be revealed to me in the Future Past.

Caswallon wrote:Translated:
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macraw83 wrote:Very well... What about this one, each individual character has been encrypted using ROT-I where I is the index of the character within the string.

I suspected as much. The ellipses threw me off initially. As well as the mistake in the second part.


Hah! I thought someone would translate it!
…But I'm still not going to try and read any future replies in this format.

The Sea has been rising, and Megan and Cueball (who has been speculated to be Rob) are preparing to leave. There is wild speculation; and amidst the cacaphony, tman2nd appears to be something of a prophet:

tman2nd wrote:I definitely think they aren't leaving for good*, but I momentarily considered the idea that they're going to leave, and we'll be left here to watch the sea rise.

*or if they are, we're leaving with them


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This was my second thought*. Those would have to be very big bags.

*My first thought was that she was referring to backpacks for their journey.


And finally, a quote which sets the tone for most of what I've blitzed through:

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5You're stuck in a quote loop!7
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:06 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:09 am UTC

The Case of the Little River
Or, Une Petite Noire

Chapter 1 - The Case
Chapter 2 - The River
Chapter 3 - The Break
Chapter 4 - Downtown

I floored it back to my office like a spook high-tailing it from a copper to regroup and get my bearings. The case had just broke like a crackshot pool player scattering the balls asunder, and I had a chance. I knew I had to take advantage of the trail while it was hot, and I intended to do just that.
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I arrived at my HQ to a blue and red flashing eyesore. A pack of coppers were standing around like a pack of cigarettes, simmering and ready to start a fire first chance they got. I pulled up nearby and sighed. The fella from the house must have yapped, 'cause there wasn't any other way it could be tied to me. I got out of the car and approached nonchalantly. I didn't know, maybe I wasn't the unfortunate soul getting arrested tonight.

"Ar' you th' owner an' resident o' 514 Molberry St, sir?" The tall fat one asked. Well, they were all tall and fat. Pigs, the lot of 'em.

"Yeah, well what's it to ya?" I responded, putting a touch of annoyance in my voice.

"I'm 'fraid ya'll have to come wif' us." He drawled. "Y'ain't unner arrest, but we got some questions, y'see, 'bout your where'bouts earlier tonight."

I was backed into a corner, since all the pigs were packing heat and I wasn't about to turn and run. Worst case, I got a few months for breaking and entering. I hadn't served time before, though, and I wasn't overly anxious to see what it was like, you see.

"Awright then," I said. "If ya say so."

We drove downtown and went inside. In the front room of the police station, I was ambushed by the familiar face of an old friend. I hadn't seen him in a while, for good reason.

"Well, if it isn't my favorite gumshoe." He intoned, examining my visage with a bemused expression.

"Ah, Commissioner. How very nice t' see ya." I said, trying to hide the derision that was creeping into my voice.

"And you as well, old friend. You still riding solo?"

"Well, y'know me."

"Too right, too right. And how's the business?"

"Could be better, but I'm making due." I didn't like where this conversation was going, but then again, I was already being escorted into a police station. Where else could it be going?

"You know, I hear you've been sticking your nose around a bit as of late." He said, cutting to the chase. "Of course, I realize it's your business to be in other people's business..."

"Yes," I said. I wondered where he was going with this, but I had my suspicions.

"Let me give it to you straight," he said. "This recent case of yours, it's getting you in pretty hot water, am I right?" I nodded, slightly perplexed. "I can't disclose at the moment exactly why, but it's important that you stop investigating. I'm asking this professionally and personally. You and me, we go way back. Take my advice and leave it be. It's a police matter, and you're only going to get yourself in more trouble by continuing this line of investigation. I understand you were seen snooping around somewhere earlier?" I grimaced. So they had been called about that. I supposed a stern talking-to was better than the alternative, however. "That'll be the least of your troubles if you keep this up. I'm asking purely for your own interest."

"O' course, I unnerstand perfectly what yer sayin', sir." In my head, I finished the thought: Keep your nose out of this case, or else.

"Good. Then I think we're done here. Well, it's been a pleasure, old friend." I didn't like the emphasis he put on the word friend, but the feeling was mutual.

"You too. Until next time," I tipped my hat respectfully. "Now if you'll excuse me, gennlemen, but I think I'll find my own way home," I pushed my way back through the burly arms of the gorillas guarding the door. I stepped out into the cool night air, which swept through the tight streets like a janitor's broom sweeps up the city's trash. This city sure had plenty of it, but that was how I stayed in business. And I certainly wasn't about to be spooked by the cops, old "friends" or no. If the boulder to the noggin hadn't made it clear enough, someone didn't want me on this case, and I'd be damned if I gave them what they wanted. This had gotten personal.

Wasn't long I was walking down the dark streets that my face got real personal with a chloroform rag. Pretty soon, I was out as cold as the midnight air, but nowhere near so floaty.


To be continued in Chapter 5: The Surprise
(It'll be...surprising. Perhaps. I haven't read enough noire myself to know how badly I'm plagiarizing someone else's plot, I just know the tropes.)
(I also gave up the Fridix Darkpix Noire idea. It's officially Saturdix Lightpix - bit of a misnomer, it's quite dark Outside - as of 8 minutes ago here :roll: )

ETA: I developed a bit of a taste for Jazz music while writing this. Pretty nice to listen to while writing 40s style at midnight :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:29 am UTC

Kay... I know I said I'd be gone for the wipend, and I AM on my trip, so I can't post much, but I couldn't exactly leave the thread alone with all the snake excitement! So, I just caught up and want to chip in my 2 cents.

First of all, can I just say that this is perhaps the most precious blind post EVER:
BlueCrab wrote:Blind posting from 749

mscha wrote:
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It's on top of the cliff.
What kind of Molpy could it be? Doesn't really look like a Molpysnake, certainly not our friend Molpython.
For lack of better information, I'm calling it a Cliff Molpy, for now.


I realize that anyone reading this already knows what happens with this Molpy, but I have to say it looks like quicksand to me. Or a Sarlac!

...gotta find that picture of my friend Catherine playing Sarlac under a sheet...


Hahaha! I love how at first it was said that it "doesn't look like a snake" as well as the EPIC understatement of "I realize that anyone reading this already knows what happens with this Molpy..." since that Molpy has been basically the exclusive topic of discussion for 10 NP's and the most exciting thing to happen in the comic for some time now. :P I'm sure that BlueCrab is having a blast seeing the excitement to come since then. (Either way, once you catch up to this post, please accept my most sincere thanks for making my day via the most perfectly timed blind post ever!)

Also, I'm 'bout ready to throw my hat in the ring with BlitzGirl on the African Theory. Makes a lot of sense to me. I have to admit that deep down in my surrealist heart, I've always wanted this to be a fictional Randallverse, but the evidence keeps stacking up that he's deliberately trying to show us specific clues to their whereabouts, and Africa seems to be the best fit right now, especially given how much of a perfect fit the Calabar python is, and the fact that Baobabs DO exist on the continent.

Well, that's about all for tonight. Gotta go again. Will probably check in once again in another 24 np or so. Hope things aren't TOO exciting in the meantime... today has already produced a good deal of work for me to do on the Wiki next wip... :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:43 am UTC

Exodies wrote:
SBN wrote:I found Grandidier's Worm Snake to be a reasonable candidate. Photos are hard to find, but I did find this: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36030. I can't say it looks particularly blotchy, but I think it reconciles better with the baobabs.

Quite right. You can't say it looks particularly blotchy. In fact it is probably the least blotchy snake. I'll go even further, it is the least blotchy of any material or immaterial object existing or imagined at any time in this or any other universe, conceivable or not. If anyone were to ask me what "not blotchy" looked like, I would say "a Grandidier's Worm Snake".

I have nothing to say to that, except that now I really want someone to ask you that.

BlitzGirl wrote:Nice catch, but I still like the Calabar python, for being brownish and shiny, kind of blotchy, weird, and stubby at both ends:
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That last descriptor for me is the zinger. If I saw one of these slithering around, that would definitely come up in my eyewitness description. I guess I am no longer a Madagascarist. I'll just go play with the African squirpys now.

I can't really disagree with that. I think I'm still a Madagascarist though. I know plants can be introduced to the wrong environment (Kudzu, anyone?) But those trees are big (and probably know what they are doing.) Far easier to move a snake and a squirrel.

kenmelken wrote:Also, I'm 'bout ready to throw my hat in the ring with BlitzGirl on the African Theory. Makes a lot of sense to me. I have to admit that deep down in my surrealist heart, I've always wanted this to be a fictional Randallverse, but the evidence keeps stacking up that he's deliberately trying to show us specific clues to their whereabouts, and Africa seems to be the best fit right now, especially given how much of a perfect fit the Calabar python is, and the fact that Baobabs DO exist on the continent. )

I just can't see GLR putting the wrong Baobabs in. So specific, but wrong?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:07 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:08 am UTC

For what it's worth, and to underscore how little we actually know about the full range of plant life in Africa, as recently as last year another species of Baobab was discovered on the continent which is a diploid species (formerly only thought to exist in Madagascar) rather than a tetraploid (like the species already known to exist on the continent). In other words, close relatives of formerly exclusive Madagascar-type baobabs are now showing up in Tanzania and Botswana. Some of the pictures actually look like a pretty close match for our baobabs (though admittedly not perfect, and especially not as big as their Madagascar relatives). Here's the article: http://www.uq.edu.au/nuq/jack/Taxon%20new%20GPS.pdf. Be warned, it's a very heavy read, but it does at least suggest that maybe the geographic exclusivity of certain types of baobabs isn't as concrete as we may believe.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edfel » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:35 am UTC

Sorry for the downtime for the map, everything's fine now. It /should/ work for the whole month now, otherwise I'll see it coming from a few wix...

New feature


Thanks to our wiki contributors (esp. kenmelken, if I remember correctly), the periods are now well split and documented.
You can now navigate the different "ages" of time:



Note that it is still a work in progress:
- there should be a slide-bar to scroll through the frames of the given, I don't know why it's hidden
- the "wiki" frame is far from being an ideal way to show this, it would be much better to parse the wiki page earlier and integrate the data directly to the site. Anyone with an idea of how to do this is welcome :)
- it should be possible to navigate by keyboard at some point (edit) it is possible to navigate with arrow keys :) (and w to toggle the wiki window)
- also: each view change implies a new wiki request.... for the sake of the wiki, please avoid reloading a thousand times the same period or similar "F5ish" behavior
- I take my data from the one page of the wiki where all eons/eras/periods are listed: the update is not automatic, but I have a script to do it quickly whenever I want.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Klear » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:47 am UTC

I'm not following this discussion, but I just have to ask: did somebody make any rule 34 about this yet?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kazza3 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:55 am UTC

Klear wrote:I'm not following this discussion, but I just have to ask: did somebody make any rule 34 about this yet?


Yes.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Klear » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:58 am UTC

Wow... awesome. Carry on, then.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:10 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:24 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Montov » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:25 am UTC

"No snakes". So that rules out Africa as the region they are now at. How did they leave that continent so fast?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:29 am UTC

Montov wrote:"No snakes". So that rules out Africa as the region they are now at. How did they leave that continent so fast?


She meant she couldn't see any snakes at that particular bit of ledge. It doesn't mean there are no snakes in the area.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Montov » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:32 am UTC

TheMinim wrote:
Montov wrote:"No snakes". So that rules out Africa as the region they are now at. How did they leave that continent so fast?


She meant she couldn't see any snakes at that particular bit of ledge. It doesn't mean there are no snakes in the area.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:33 am UTC

Montov wrote:
TheMinim wrote:
Montov wrote:"No snakes". So that rules out Africa as the region they are now at. How did they leave that continent so fast?


She meant she couldn't see any snakes at that particular bit of ledge. It doesn't mean there are no snakes in the area.

Corinne: I'd have been there...


You don't know how fast they are moving. Everything is possible. And related. And stuff.


Yes, but it doesn't make anything definite. And it doesn't rule out the continent.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:34 am UTC

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Well, I did most of my ketchup along the way. This is what I got left, except, I didn't direct reply for a few things, such as Sciscitor's new image projects :arrow: , the animations, songs, etc. Good work, peoples. Included are people's witty comments. I'm not able to listen or watch any videos posted, but I will try to catch them when I can snag good internet. I also didn't get to the stories posted (they're tabbed) yet. For that I gotta snag me some coma. heh.

So, to summarize for the TL;DR crowd: I'm in the Present, bitches! (I am so not gangsta, sorry.)

@buffygirl - well done hats. :)

@Zorin_75 - I see you're taking on this responsibility with the panoramas. Kudos.

astrocub (in a snipped quote) wrote:Hey xuys,
Been trying to relish and ketchup as much as possible since the holiday wixend, but still 30 pages behind.

...NEEDless to say, not making much progress, and since I started a new job this week it looks like I'll be less likely to stay current with the OTF

Wish I could respond to all the creative stuff that's been slithering through the OTF lately, but I'll leave you with the one image that's been stuck in my mind since azule posted the lovely panoramama. In that view, the avenue of baobabs reminded me of the windmill farms I drive by regularly, so this is my little squirt of creativity to incorporate the OTC with elements of my own quickly evolving life:
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So thanks to azule and everyone else for all their lovely contributions, hope to go back and see them all some day, sorry if I've been ninja'd with anything mentioned here.

I like the idea of relishing my ketchup. Thanks! :)

Congrats on the new job!! (especially in this economy.)

If at all possible this would be a cool new trend for the OTT: to show our 2D slice of life as you did. Maybe it's not accurate, but either way I find it neat. :)

And, you (and others) are welcome for the panorama. It's interesting how some of the simple things are the most appreciated.

:arrow: I do have to point out that (5th row down, rightmost column) NO Bob is having his way with an anime girl. hehehe. Sorry. *heads off*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:34 am UTC

TheMinim wrote:
Montov wrote:"No snakes". So that rules out Africa as the region they are now at. How did they leave that continent so fast?


She meant she couldn't see any snakes at that particular bit of ledge. It doesn't mean there are no snakes in the area.

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Well, that's one possible interpretation, Min.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:49 am UTC

To update my response from earlier: I'm glad C didn't get bit. But now he's got M in the danger zone for him??? Where's male chivalry (read: stupidity)? lol.

I contemplate whether that camera rotation was not straightforward following them along the z-axis, but maybe z+x-axis (around the curve). I assume this based on the likelihood and nothing more (nothing I can see). It would be a slight curve, btw, not a sharp one.

Prediction: After seeing two cliffs, one with danger, we will not be seeing another of these for at least a bit. Wildlife seems to really be coming alive, so I guess another molpy, largish again. A spuirpion sized, or maybe even our first rhinoraptor hiding in some bushes. M&C will be running for their lives, the camera will spin out of focus, and we and them will be hopelessly disorientated. Hah!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:01 am UTC

Another treeish installment of The Case of the Little River! Bravo! :D And a surprise ending! I will eagerly Wait for the next chapter.

More thoughts on Africa vs. Madagascar
Right now, it seems like the only evidence pointing us to Madagascar is the presence of wowtrees, which are a specific species of baobab (Grandidier's Baobab) that only appears there. Problems arise when trying to apply the movement of the sun in the OTC to the parts of Madagascar where these trees grow - so much so that Qalyar suggested that rotating Madagascar 90 degrees would be the only way to make it fit (the Cassini theory). In addition, Madagascar has no squirpy-squirrels. It also has no snakes with horns ("spikes") over their eyes.

The continent of Africa, on the other hand, has squirpy-squirrels. It has horned snakes. It has the Calabar python, which fits Cueball's description very well. It has an east-west coast along the Gulf of Guinea that might better suit the sun-movement in the OTC. The one major sticking point is the lack of wowtrees, though there is another species of baobab common throughout Africa.

A new, very OTT-centric theory: GLR (or more likely, spies of GLR) report to him that the OTT is wild about Madagascar as the location for the OTC, based on the wowtrees. Randall did not intend for the location of the OTC to be Madagascar, but how to correct us? The solution: inserting the molpysnakeB and having Cuegan discuss its specific looks, betting that we will identify a weird-looking species of snake, and in so doing, figure out that we are not in Madagascar anymore, Toto. This might be a silly theory, but looking at this from a temporal angle, the description of the molpysnakeB is viable as a correction to our speculations. As a ROTOTTer* as well as an Africa-ist, you can see why my mind jumps to this conclusion (wheee!).

And now that I've bored y'all with my geographical speculation, here is an ONG:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby PhoenixRising » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:07 am UTC

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Still 15 NP back and probably going to be further before the weekend is out. The journey grows...

@Sciscitor re: wordle
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Sciscitor wrote:Just a little byproduct of another project I am currently working on. Dumped a list of weighted1 by post count users of the OTT into http://www.wordle.net and this came out (restricted to the most heavy posters). Nothing special but I thought it would be pleasant to look at:
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1 well, it needed a bit of mathemagical treating, but I am not telling more, 'cause this could possibly spoil the new project, given the kind of attention directed to minuscule bits of information here.


Yay, I made it! Almost seems like my line is bigger than it should be, given that my posts are riverish in count and seaish in content (unless you measured total posting content?) but I'm not complaining. :mrgreen:


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*throws firstpost forward* You Blitz impressively, my friend. And hiya right back at you! :D


ChronosDragon wrote:As promised...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6438249/movie_poster_small.png
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Credit to whoever posted the text originally (too lazy to go back and look)


That's awesome! I never go see movies in the theater, but I would definitely go for this, R-rated or no. (Why is it R-rated?)


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SBN wrote:Welcome, Blitzgirl the Next.


Thank you for the welcome! I knew (having blitzed) about the New-Poster Lag and didn't actually expect anyone to notice my post... :wink:

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7 days? Just 7? That's an average of 100+ NP/day. That's amazing, very well done!

btw, people do notice around here. :mrgreen: And the time delay for Blitzers and perma-ketchuppers means people keep on noticing more or less forever. (Ironically, depending on how fast the forum moves, it's entirely possible for a Blitzer to notice before anyone else does. That's why we in the Past make a habit of throwing firstposts forward for you in the Present to comment on.)


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doctorray wrote:Hello all, my first reply to this thread, but I've been lurking since the beginning. I don't read every newpage though (sorry!). I really love all the stuff you guys have done. I'm wondering if OTC will end with a meetup or if it will go on forever... XKCD meetups are fun, I went to the one in San Francisco that was decoded from the XKCD Vol 0 book a couple years ago. Someone brought xkcd boom de yada cupcakes!

Anyway, carry on! have fun!

edit: because this was my FP ever it got delayed for mod approval which was, oh, about 3 newpages. So will anyone see it ever?? Oh well. :)


I saw it. :D *throws firstpost forward*

Welcome to the OTT! Reading it all is not mandatory, so you're good. Seems like you have a good grasp of what's going on, anyway.

I think a OTT-meetup is likely to happen at some point even if Randall doesn't officially set one up. The biggest challenge to that would probably be location, since I believe we're spread pretty widely. But for as resourceful as y'all have proven already, I don't doubt it'll happen at some point.


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Hmm. Is that a printer or a compiler? ;)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:20 am UTC

Quick Image...

yappobiscuits wrote:
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Ahh! I missed the Attack of the Molpython while a-coma...
Angelastic wrote:
Someguy945 wrote:Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom

Molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy grapevine grapevine
I couldn't resist.

OMR, that is amazingly silly. (Or is it sillily amazing?) Image Image
(Minor heresy alert: that should really be grape½cue.)

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Could you attach in a PM to yourself (or a willing victim) and then link from there? I haven't tried this. If I do, I'll let you know. If you do, let me know. ;) *kidding*

This is getting a bit complicated... Image
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Once that's done, simply put your molpiraffe.png in this folder and, mere millinewpix later, it'll be magically available as xkcd.mscha.org/username/molpiraffe.png.
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About the OTC: so they moved left (SW on the map) for a bit (no rotation, azule) before retrying. Cueball, the coward, now lets Megan go ahead...
I can confirm that there is no Molpy activity, snake or otherwise, in this scene (yet)... Image

Last-centipix addition: BlitzGirl, your theory makes sense. We have, after all, a reason to believe a new batch of pix was uploaded yesterdix (when the ONG came slightly late), so that could be influenced by reports from the OTT. (Timestamps of and in the files don't help: every single pix still has a timestamp of 1 May.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:36 am UTC

A final updated animation for the Molpysnaketumble scene.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:49 am UTC

mscha wrote:A final updated animation for the Molpysnaketumble scene.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:01 am UTC

If an ONG sounds in the OTT, but there's nobody around to read it, does it make a newpix?
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Edit: Megan, now might be the time to suddenly yell “Snake!”. Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:09 am UTC

mscha wrote:If an ONG sounds in the OTT, but there's nobody around to hear it, does it make a newpix?

Do raptors fly?

mscha wrote:Last-centipix addition: BlitzGirl, your theory makes sense. We have, after all, a reason to believe a new batch of pix was uploaded yesterdix (when the ONG came slightly late), so that could be influenced by reports from the OTT. (Timestamps of and in the files don't help: every single pix still has a timestamp of 1 May.)
If we get some dialogue from Cuegan mentioning that it's strange that “this type” of Baobab appears “here”, you'll definitely have been proven right. Image

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:12 am UTC

mscha wrote:If an ONG sounds in the OTT, but there's nobody around to hear it, does it make a newpix?
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I guess GLR missed the 'how to climb' discussion in the thread. Not your knees, Cueball.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:26 am UTC

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mscha wrote:If an ONG sounds in the OTT, but there's nobody around to hear it, does it make a newpix?

Do raptors fly?

Hmmm. Is the Mome a Blitzer?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:45 am UTC

Thank Randall for MobTeeseboose...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Selcouth » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:57 am UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
Selcouth wrote:Analysis: Dream-me seriously overestimates my importance in the world, but gets my nervous stuttering, far-too-feminine mannerisms, and relationship with my best friend right. Also dream-me assigned a really weird face to Randall.... dark brown/greying hair, thick eyebrows, a grey beanie and a goatee? I think not.

Hmmm. That was me kiddo. Was Fluffy on my shoulder?

Oh, and did the beanie have a propeller?


Unfortunately not.... I don't recall anything being on his (your?) shoulder, nor a propeller. :P

Man, though, that dream was really awesome. I really want to meet Randall now. :(
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