1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:03 pm UTC

kenmelken wrote:ONGoing chirp saga
Spoiler:
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DANG! I believe I've been ninja'd 5 of my last 5 attempted ONGs...

And, you're the GOAT of the page. Sayeth the pope of the next.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:03 pm UTC

They're not going to hurt the baby, the mother's just protecting its baby

Baby, baby, baby. Not "chick," not "baby bird," not even "little molpy." Baby.

The implications are clear.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:15 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:They're not going to hurt the baby, the mother's just protecting its baby

Baby, baby, baby. Not "chick," not "baby bird," not even "little molpy." Baby.

The implications are clear.


For a second millinewpix... I thought you were trying to quote Justin Bieber...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:22 pm UTC

Tatiana wrote:Why, oh why, can't I stop reading this thread and following this comic? I've been sucked into the vortex! I never can get tired of doing it because it is so essentially meaningless. If there were some reason to do it, if, say, reading the OTT saved lives, fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless, I absolutely would tire of it and drop it. But simply because there is no point at all in continuing, I can't seem to make myself stop. Oh, what shall I do? (anguished cry)

lmjb1964 wrote:Well, my friends, the Outside has won, for now. It is a wip since I have been able to regularly visit the OTC and OTT. Work is crazy, life is crazy, I am crazy (that's not new, just pointing it out.) [snippetysnippety] I missed my friends on the OTT and wondered what new clues, new charts, new hats I was missing. How would I ever ketchup?

The following is dedicated to all those who despair of finding time for the OTC, much less for the OTT:

Some Time to Ketchup
(With sincere apologies to the late Freddie Mercury)

Each day when I get up I read a little
Before I even shower or eat
Take a look at the forum and cry
Randall what you're doing to me

I've spent all these years on xkcd
But it was just three days in a week;
Now─
Some time to─ (Some time to─)
Yeah, some time to─ (Some time to─)
Can anybody find me some time to ketchup?


Spoiler:
I read hard (He reads hard) every day I'm at work
Whenever my boss leaves the room
At the end of the day I rush home
To Firefox and a feeling of doom

I sit down at my screen and I start to click
But the Newpages all come too soon
Please─
Some time to─ (Some time to─)
Oh, some time to─ (Please─)
Can anybody find me some time to ketchup?

(He reads hard) I blitz hard, (every day) every day
I skim and I scan and I scroll
But everybody's gotta have their say
Why can't they just get lazy?

They've gotta comment every frame
I've got no chance
I'm outnumbered
And I can't quit reading
(Next> Next> Next> Next>...)

Got no ONGs, no time to coma
I just keep losing more ground
At the change of a pixel I cry
"Is there a molpy to be found?"
No, I'll never break free of the One True Thread
'Til the End of Time comes around
No────────

(Find me some time to ketchup)
(Find me some time to ketchup)
(Find me some time to ketchup)

...[long repetitious buildup to big finish]...
Can anybody find me────
Some time to KEHHHH────
Tchuh-uh-uh-uh-uh-up?

(Find me─)
(Some time to ketchup)
(Find me─)
(Some time to ketchup)

...[repeat and fade]

(Some poor desparing blitzer posted a cry for sympathy a wip or two back, and I immediately started thinking about this─but I've only just found time to finish it. Other songs that fit this theme (and that I might have a bash at if I get ambitious): Three Dog Night, "Mama Told Me Not To Come"; Ringo Starr, "The No No Song" (by Hoyt Axton).)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:25 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
Spoiler:
Tatiana wrote:Why, oh why, can't I stop reading this thread and following this comic? I've been sucked into the vortex! I never can get tired of doing it because it is so essentially meaningless. If there were some reason to do it, if, say, reading the OTT saved lives, fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless, I absolutely would tire of it and drop it. But simply because there is no point at all in continuing, I can't seem to make myself stop. Oh, what shall I do? (anguished cry)

lmjb1964 wrote:Well, my friends, the Outside has won, for now. It is a wip since I have been able to regularly visit the OTC and OTT. Work is crazy, life is crazy, I am crazy (that's not new, just pointing it out.) [snippetysnippety] I missed my friends on the OTT and wondered what new clues, new charts, new hats I was missing. How would I ever ketchup?

The following is dedicated to all those who despair of finding time for the OTC, much less for the OTT:

Some Time to Ketchup
(With sincere apologies to the late Freddie Mercury)
Spoiler:
Each day when I get up I read a little
Before I even shower or eat
Take a look at the forum and cry
Randall what you're doing to me

I've spent all these years on xkcd
But it was just three days in a week;
Now─
Some time to─ (Some time to─)
Yeah, some time to─ (Some time to─)
Can anybody find me some time to ketchup?


I read hard (He reads hard) every day I'm at work
Whenever my boss leaves the room
At the end of the day I rush home
To Firefox and a feeling of doom

I sit down at my screen and I start to click
But the Newpages all come too soon
Please─
Some time to─ (Some time to─)
Oh, some time to─ (Please─)
Can anybody find me some time to ketchup?

(He reads hard) I blitz hard, (every day) every day
I skim and I scan and I scroll
But everybody's gotta have their say
Why can't they just get lazy?

They've gotta comment every frame
I've got no chance
I'm outnumbered
And I can't quit reading
(Next> Next> Next> Next>...)

Got no ONGs, no time to coma
I just keep losing more ground
At the change of a pixel I cry
"Is there a molpy to be found?"
No, I'll never break free of the One True Thread
'Til the End of Time comes around
No────────

(Find me some time to ketchup)
(Find me some time to ketchup)
(Find me some time to ketchup)

...[long repetitious buildup to big finish]...
Can anybody find me────
Some time to KEHHHH────
Tchuh-uh-uh-uh-uh-up?

(Find me─)
(Some time to ketchup)
(Find me─)
(Some time to ketchup)

...[repeat and fade]

(Some poor desparing blitzer posted a cry for sympathy a wip or two back, and I immediately started thinking about this─but I've only just found time to finish it. Other songs that fit this theme (and that I might have a bash at if I get ambitious): Three Dog Night, "Mama Told Me Not To Come"; Ringo Starr, "The No No Song" (by Hoyt Axton).)


Yet another fantastic gem from jjjdavidson! And I was just listening to Queen earlier today... (it's all related!)

So cool. This one will be in my head for a while...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:26 pm UTC

@jjjdavidson:Image

ChronosDragon wrote:They're not going to hurt the baby, the mother's just protecting its baby

Baby, baby, baby. Not "chick," not "baby bird," not even "little molpy." Baby.

The implications are clear.

Yes. Cueball is Megan's absurdly large baby.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby FullOfIt » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:34 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Updated Chilpy animation:
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This, I think, makes it quite clear that these images are drawn quite a bit larger than the versions we see (which I think has been vented before in the OTT). I couldn't believe that the minute changes in pixel darkness are made deliberately at this scale, but are the result of a more detailed drawing of a (moving) bird getting squished into 13 pixels.

This obviously also explains how the vegetation can look so crisp (which, now that I write it, I recall was what was mentioned before on this subject).

Interestingly, the mystery regarding the chirplies' identity would probably have been significantly less mysterious if we'd been served with the full resolution images, since we'd probably been able to see what it was.

And I can't help wishing that at some point we would be able to see the images in larger resolution.

AnyWho (md), that concludes my contribution for today, for it is now ridiculously past bedtime.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:38 pm UTC

kenmelken wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:They're not going to hurt the baby, the mother's just protecting its baby

Baby, baby, baby. Not "chick," not "baby bird," not even "little molpy." Baby.

The implications are clear.


For a second millinewpix... I thought you were trying to quote Justin Bieber...


Never! Image

BlitzGirl wrote:@jjjdavidson:Image

ChronosDragon wrote:They're not going to hurt the baby, the mother's just protecting its baby

Baby, baby, baby. Not "chick," not "baby bird," not even "little molpy." Baby.

The implications are clear.

Yes. Cueball is Megan's absurdly large baby.


It makes perfect sense! He's bald (babies don't have hair), he doesn't know anything (babies don't know anything), and he has a childlike fear of snakes!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:39 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:The following is dedicated to all those who despair of finding time for the OTC, much less for the OTT:

Some Time to Ketchup
(With sincere apologies to the late Freddie Mercury)
Spoiler:
Each day when I get up I read a little
Before I even shower or eat
Take a look at the forum and cry
Randall what you're doing to me

I've spent all these years on xkcd
But it was just three days in a week;
Now─
Some time to─ (Some time to─)
Yeah, some time to─ (Some time to─)
Can anybody find me some time to ketchup?


I read hard (He reads hard) every day I'm at work
Whenever my boss leaves the room
At the end of the day I rush home
To Firefox and a feeling of doom

I sit down at my screen and I start to click
But the Newpages all come too soon
Please─
Some time to─ (Some time to─)
Oh, some time to─ (Please─)
Can anybody find me some time to ketchup?

(He reads hard) I blitz hard, (every day) every day
I skim and I scan and I scroll
But everybody's gotta have their say
Why can't they just get lazy?

They've gotta comment every frame
I've got no chance
I'm outnumbered
And I can't quit reading
(Next> Next> Next> Next>...)

Got no ONGs, no time to coma
I just keep losing more ground
At the change of a pixel I cry
"Is there a molpy to be found?"
No, I'll never break free of the One True Thread
'Til the End of Time comes around
No────────

(Find me some time to ketchup)
(Find me some time to ketchup)
(Find me some time to ketchup)

...[long repetitious buildup to big finish]...
Can anybody find me────
Some time to KEHHHH────
Tchuh-uh-uh-uh-uh-up?

(Find me─)
(Some time to ketchup)
(Find me─)
(Some time to ketchup)

...[repeat and fade]

(Some poor desparing blitzer posted a cry for sympathy a wip or two back, and I immediately started thinking about this─but I've only just found time to finish it. Other songs that fit this theme (and that I might have a bash at if I get ambitious): Three Dog Night, "Mama Told Me Not To Come"; Ringo Starr, "The No No Song" (by Hoyt Axton).)


Even better when you sing while listening to the original.

EDIT:
Tonight,
It seems to me that we
Are a musical kind
We're inspi-i-i-red
And the world
Is just a small sight, yeah,
Of what we can try, before it ends, so
Don't stop me now
Don't stop me now
'Cuz I'm having a good time
I'm going to blitz now

(c'mon, say what you feel, folks!)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby LankieBlonde » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:00 am UTC

Hi!!!
Made it to page 100. Only 686+ pages left! :)

benjaminswill wrote:
Spoiler:
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I long for the simplicity of panel 35


I do too, but it did get quite interesting later on...

mojacardave wrote:
nickulo wrote:And lo, they spake of swimming. And there was much rejoicing.

So which one gets eaten by a shark?


I did have that exact thought. But I think that'd be a bit dark. Randall does seem to like jellyfish and whales though.


He likes sharks too!!! http://www.xkcd.com/585/

9hili9 wrote:I apologize if this has been suggested previously. If so, I missed it.

Sea; bay; lake; pond; river ...

Could it be that they are now swimming in the moat of a castle that they have just re-created in miniature?


This is an awesome theory!

Kieryn wrote:Wait! No one else post any more replies! 96 is such a nice round number of pages.


There is a certain sense of irony to this plea now...

Back to the long journey ahead.
Bye! :D
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riverssong wrote:I WAITED A HALF HOUR FOR ONE DARKENING PIXEL.

AND THEN
I DID IT AGAIN.


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Wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:00 am UTC

THE SHOW MUST GONG
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Thanks whoever posted non-ONG at ONG time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StormAngel » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:19 am UTC

Here's my Quotefull Wall of BlitzPosting +2 (+4 against Ketchup)
akacat wrote:
StormAngel wrote:Edit: post #40! I'm almost there :D

What happens when you get there? Where is there? Is there here?

You'll find out in my next post :)

TheMinim wrote:All this Time Literature makes me want to write some myself, but the plot molpies are reluctant to give ideas. Sigh...

FTFY

TheMinim wrote:A very large clan of people were going about their lives, from all four corners of the Earth, well, if the Earth was a cube, then it would be like that.

But a cube has eight corners...
or do you mean one of those 2D cubes?

charlie_grumbles wrote:Raptor Leave-ONG
Spoiler:
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Ummm. No. The wee one gave the big one a secret message to carry back to Mordor.

Spoiler:
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ChronosDragon wrote:
StormAngel wrote:The MolpyMeter: A standard piece of molpy-hunting equipment, used to determine the precise quantity of Molpies caught in a molpy trap&.
Can also count Anti-Molpies (as well as some other items of interest to OTT clan members)
Warning: The presence of beesnake% may cause spurious readings.
Spoiler:
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Ah! Brilliant! I'll order a dozen. Got some pesky molpies that need countin'. By the way, I can't help but notice the space on the LCD panel for a negative mark...does it also measure antimolpies?

Yes it does, as stated in the description. The meter actually only has two different settings: Molpies, and More Molpies :)
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kenmelken wrote:For a second millinewpix... I thought you were trying to quote <censored>...


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:31 am UTC

cellocgw wrote:Hmm.. Life is like a hidden sequence of hashed pngs. You never know what image you're going to get.
Time IS a hidden sequence of hashed pngs.
Well, no that's what it's made of, not what it IS.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:43 am UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:The secret of the geeks. "Copy, Borrow, Steal, Succeed"


Sigged my friend. For it is in this way that I have learned most that I know.

kenmelken wrote:Just had a thought: with Megan constantly feeling a need to reassure animolpies that she isn't going to eat them, do you think the people in the hills and other inhabitants formerly in their current area are strong hunting societies?


This is an excellent point. We have seen that others have caused damage, and have attempted to cultivate and alter the landscape.

jjjdavidson wrote:Some Time to Ketchup
(With sincere apologies to the late Freddie Mercury)
Spoiler:
Each day when I get up I read a little
Before I even shower or eat
Take a look at the forum and cry
Randall what you're doing to me

I've spent all these years on xkcd
But it was just three days in a week;
Now─
Some time to─ (Some time to─)
Yeah, some time to─ (Some time to─)
Can anybody find me some time to ketchup?


[spoiler]I read hard (He reads hard) every day I'm at work
Whenever my boss leaves the room
At the end of the day I rush home
To Firefox and a feeling of doom

I sit down at my screen and I start to click
But the Newpages all come too soon
Please─
Some time to─ (Some time to─)
Oh, some time to─ (Please─)
Can anybody find me some time to ketchup?

(He reads hard) I blitz hard, (every day) every day
I skim and I scan and I scroll
But everybody's gotta have their say
Why can't they just get lazy?

They've gotta comment every frame
I've got no chance
I'm outnumbered
And I can't quit reading
(Next> Next> Next> Next>...)

Got no ONGs, no time to coma
I just keep losing more ground
At the change of a pixel I cry
"Is there a molpy to be found?"
No, I'll never break free of the One True Thread
'Til the End of Time comes around
No────────

(Find me some time to ketchup)
(Find me some time to ketchup)
(Find me some time to ketchup)

...[long repetitious buildup to big finish]...
Can anybody find me────
Some time to KEHHHH────
Tchuh-uh-uh-uh-uh-up?

(Find me─)
(Some time to ketchup)
(Find me─)
(Some time to ketchup)

...[repeat and fade]

(Some poor desparing blitzer posted a cry for sympathy a wip or two back, and I immediately started thinking about this─but I've only just found time to finish it. Other songs that fit this theme (and that I might have a bash at if I get ambitious): Three Dog Night, "Mama Told Me Not To Come"; Ringo Starr, "The No No Song" (by Hoyt Axton).)


Oh, I'm sure to be humming this for a while. Fantastic!

LankieBlonde wrote:Hi!!!
Made it to page 100. Only 686+ pages left! :)
Spoiler:
benjaminswill wrote:Image

I long for the simplicity of panel 35


I do too, but it did get quite interesting later on...

mojacardave wrote:
nickulo wrote:And lo, they spake of swimming. And there was much rejoicing.

So which one gets eaten by a shark?


I did have that exact thought. But I think that'd be a bit dark. Randall does seem to like jellyfish and whales though.


He likes sharks too!!! xkcd dot com/585/

9hili9 wrote:I apologize if this has been suggested previously. If so, I missed it.

Sea; bay; lake; pond; river ...

Could it be that they are now swimming in the moat of a castle that they have just re-created in miniature?


This is an awesome theory!

Kieryn wrote:Wait! No one else post any more replies! 96 is such a nice round number of pages.


There is a certain sense of irony to this plea now...

Back to the long journey ahead.
Bye! :D


I marvel at the epic-ness of your ketchup! You can do it! We shall be here, waiting. Because, you know, that is what we do here.

BytEfLUSh wrote:Ahhh, I finally got it! Randall's wife is probably pregnant and they're gonna have a baby soon! That's what the comic is about! :D

And, did anyone notice the JavaScript?


Hm. That is, indeed, an interesting theory. One might wonder if we should expect this to continue for at least another six [heretical] months [/heretical] until we come to the end of Time, should such a theory prove true.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:52 am UTC

Happy 300th, k.bookbinder!
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EDIT: When I posted this, you'd had 300... now you have 299... ???

EDIT2: Can we still eat the cake? 'Cuz cake is good...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:55 am UTC

StormAngel wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
StormAngel wrote:The MolpyMeter: A standard piece of molpy-hunting equipment, used to determine the precise quantity of Molpies caught in a molpy trap&.
Can also count Anti-Molpies (as well as some other items of interest to OTT clan members)
Warning: The presence of beesnake% may cause spurious readings.
Spoiler:
Image


Ah! Brilliant! I'll order a dozen. Got some pesky molpies that need countin'. By the way, I can't help but notice the space on the LCD panel for a negative mark...does it also measure antimolpies?

Yes it does, as stated in the description. The meter actually only has two different settings: Molpies, and More Molpies :)
Your order has been passed along to the recycling bin sales department and will be processed shortly.


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On another note, now introducing...

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Newpix-O-Meter v3.0

Now with 10 major divots and 50 minor divots, for maximally precise Waiting!
Refresh it a few times, the gears move! :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:00 am UTC

The gears continue to shift on ChronosDragONG's awesome new Newpix-o-meter, as Time churns out another pic:

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EDIT: YAY! I wasn't ninja'd! And, YAY! They're moving ONG!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StormAngel » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:04 am UTC

Post #101010!!
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Miss Quota wrote:"If you immediately know the chirlpy is hungry, then the castle was built a long time ago."


ChronosDragon wrote:On another note, now introducing...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:12 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:Happy 300th, k.bookbinder!
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EDIT: When I posted this, you'd had 300... now you have 299... ???

EDIT2: Can we still eat the cake? 'Cuz cake is good...


This shall be my 300th then! I had not noticed...thank you! Yes, I screwed up my quotes and accidentally double posted so I deleted a post.

But yes, indeed, 300 posts! And every one of them in the OTT :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:12 am UTC

And here we go again... (I'm accepting suggestions for the title)
Inspired by Queen's One Vision:
LaPetite & I wrote:Randall works in mysterious ways...

ONG...

---

Hey!
One girl, one goal
Ha! One beret
One dream, one life: just one sandcastle
One chance to grab
Yeah!
One shot
Oh Randall!

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One thread, one comic, one true religion
One force, one hope, one simple destiny
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow
Gimme one vision
Yeah!

No brown, no green
I'm gonna tell you there is only one bit
No night, just day
All we need is one worldwide'venture

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Trebuchet, rap-tor, one molpy-snaski
One sea, one knows, another makes it
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah!

"I had a dream
When I was young
A dream of sweet illusion
A glimpse of sand and castles
And visions of a sweet couple
But then the sea would come
And the couple would go
And my heart well knows
I'm not gonna let it fade!"

One mission!
Gimme your hands, gimme your lives
We're ready
To face whatever happens
One group, and one desire
Yeah, one castle!

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No hate, no fight, just speculation
All thru the night, we are observing
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, yeah
One, one, one, one, one, one, one

Hey, one comic!
One comic!
One comic!
One comic!

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One race, one hope, one simple action
Gimme your lives and gimme your hopes, yeah
Just gimme, ha!
One hand, one grain
One shovel, one model
One day, one can
Just gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:27 am UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
kenmelken wrote:Happy 300th, k.bookbinder!
Cake:
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EDIT: When I posted this, you'd had 300... now you have 299... ???

EDIT2: Can we still eat the cake? 'Cuz cake is good...


This shall be my 300th then! I had not noticed...thank you! Yes, I screwed up my quotes and accidentally double posted so I deleted a post.

But yes, indeed, 300 posts! And every one of them in the OTT :mrgreen:


YAY! Now we may eat the cake!
(All of my posts have been OTT as well... :D)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StormAngel » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:29 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:And here we go again... (I'm accepting suggestions for the title)
Inspired by Queen's One Vision:
LaPetite & me wrote:Randall works in mysterious ways...

ONG...

<snip>


"LaPetite & I wrote" would be more correct (or at least less incorrect, I personally cannot prove that either of you wrote it (not that I doubt you))

As for a title, how about ONG Vision ?


kenmelken wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:
kenmelken wrote:Happy 300th, k.bookbinder!
Cake:
Spoiler:
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EDIT: When I posted this, you'd had 300... now you have 299... ???

EDIT2: Can we still eat the cake? 'Cuz cake is good...


This shall be my 300th then! I had not noticed...thank you! Yes, I screwed up my quotes and accidentally double posted so I deleted a post.

But yes, indeed, 300 posts! And every one of them in the OTT :mrgreen:


YAY! Now we may eat the cake!
(All of my posts have been OTT as well... :D)

Guess what?
* :) » 8-) *
Mine too!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:39 am UTC

That reminds me... StormAngel: Happy 42nd/101010nd (th? st?)!

Coldplay was so happy they wrote this song about ghosts for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0xfWCDLoCU
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:44 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:That reminds me... StormAngel: Happy 42nd/101010nd (th? st?)!

Coldplay was so happy they wrote this song about ghosts for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0xfWCDLoCU

I remeber that song.
What if...
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Cueball and Megan are dead, and LaPetite is the caretaker?

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Or maybe not dead, just living in Randall's head?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:52 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
kenmelken wrote:That reminds me... StormAngel: Happy 42nd/101010nd (th? st?)!

Coldplay was so happy they wrote this song about ghosts for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0xfWCDLoCU

I remeber that song.
What if...
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Cueball and Megan are dead, and LaPetite is the caretaker?

Spoiler:
Or maybe not dead, just living in Randall's head?


Bahahaha... I guess:
Spoiler:
It's all related.

Also... they didn't cross the river, but they made it close...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:02 am UTC

Megan presses ONG

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EDIT: (Double Post, but nobody had ONG'd yet)

Wonder why Cueball isn't moving?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby poxic » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:13 am UTC

Chirps are mesmerizing.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:17 am UTC

Come on, Cueball, break the chirpy's spell!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:22 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Here's a fourth sentence ending in an exclamation point!


My 10th grade English teacher once told us, "You get 3 exclamation points... for life. Use them well."

(Granted... I've exceeded my limit many times over...)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xpatiate » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:45 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:Oh, and one more thought on "Wrinkle in Time"/UKL:
I have never read nor seen adaptation of Earthsea, but several of you have mentioned disappointment in the film adaptations. That reminds me of the DISMALLY HORRIBLE AWFUL unintentional comedy that was the 2003 film version of "Wrinkle in Time." Madeleine L'Engle was asked if the film had met her expectations by Newsweek. She said, "Yes, I expected it to be bad, and it is." Sad that she's no longer with us.


I had no idea there was a film! Thanks for the warning, now I will know not to get excited if I happen across it. I think the execrable "Secret of NIMH" also deserves a mention for bad adaptation - it took all the awesome, careful, detailed science and engineering in the book and turned it into cheesy magic. And yes yes any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from etc, but the book did such a great job of making the rats' achievements concrete and plausible. Turning them into spooky ring-bearing magic-mirror-watching fairytale creatures completely missed the point. Grr.

I share the puzzlement about what Cuegan & Megball are or aren't familiar with. They do know of at least one kind of snake, but not the kind they actually saw. They didn't comment on the earlier, larger molpyraptors that lumbered off when they approached, but the experience of chirping things that fly at night is rare enough to be a one-off memory. Maybe they popped onto the beach through a wormhole?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:57 am UTC

xpatiate wrote:
kenmelken wrote:Oh, and one more thought on "Wrinkle in Time"/UKL:
I have never read nor seen adaptation of Earthsea, but several of you have mentioned disappointment in the film adaptations. That reminds me of the DISMALLY HORRIBLE AWFUL unintentional comedy that was the 2003 film version of "Wrinkle in Time." Madeleine L'Engle was asked if the film had met her expectations by Newsweek. She said, "Yes, I expected it to be bad, and it is." Sad that she's no longer with us.


I had no idea there was a film! Thanks for the warning, now I will know not to get excited if I happen across it. I think the execrable "Secret of NIMH" also deserves a mention for bad adaptation - it took all the awesome, careful, detailed science and engineering in the book and turned it into cheesy magic. And yes yes any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from etc, but the book did such a great job of making the rats' achievements concrete and plausible. Turning them into spooky ring-bearing magic-mirror-watching fairytale creatures completely missed the point. Grr.

I share the puzzlement about what Cuegan & Megball are or aren't familiar with. They do know of at least one kind of snake, but not the kind they actually saw. They didn't comment on the earlier, larger molpyraptors that lumbered off when they approached, but the experience of chirping things that fly at night is rare enough to be a one-off memory. Maybe they popped onto the beach through a wormhole?


Yeah, it really was an abysmal failure. Ended getting relegated to TV & DVD only release shortly after casting began, the budget drastically reduced, and the intelligence level even more drastically reduced. There was absolutely nothing good about it at all. Apparently, though, Disney has retained the film rights and apparently wants to try again soon with a real budget ($40 M), real director, and actual fidelity to the source material. We'll see. I WANT to believe it can be done well, but the book itself has many elements so hard to translate into film.

BTW, I believe the book just had its 50th anniversary. Have you read any of the sequels? "Wind in the Door" was a bit too odd, but "Swiftly Tilting Planet" was a masterpiece, as were "Many Waters" and "Acceptable Time."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:10 am UTC

NONGREGARIOUS...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:21 am UTC

mscha wrote:NONGREGARIOUS...
Spoiler:
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-- posted by newpixbot

Okay, newpixbot's perceptiveness is starting to creep me out. Nongregarious in the sense of not moving in a herd or group perfectly describes how Cueball and Megan are acting in this frame. mscha, are you giving newpixbot hints between the ONG and when npb posts?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:48 am UTC

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Blitzposting before I coma.

Spoiler:
I learned of the brain-eating amoebas. Comas may be more difficult for me now.

I found the first discovery of a Molpy, although this one wasn't identified as such:

mscha wrote:I just noticed a small difference between frames 1174 and 1175 that I can't explain:
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or zoomed in:
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Any ideas? Note that it doesn't look like Cuegan dropped something: it appeared some time after they passed.
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I read this, noticed that I did not know what I was humming, and then realized that I was just making up variations on Boom de yada.

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Insert standard "been following xkcd for years, and Time since its beginning, and just now de-lurking" introduction here. I almost posted during the Fading when it seemed like it was all coming to an end, but managed to resist, until now.

Lyoug wrote:I was surprised to learn that seeing the sequence of numbers in a particular shape was also considered synesthesia, as well associating a personality to letters or numbers (I personally only feel some letters are feminine and others are masculine, not a whole personality).
Since then, a part of my getting to know someone will at some point include questions like "how do you see numbers when you count?" or "are your months arranged in any pattern?", and "what about the days of the week?". Most of the times I'll get a puzzled look; but when I come across someone who starts talking and talking... well I just love that, since indeed it is a feeling that cannot really be described, or quite vaguely at best. So running into someone experiencing it as well gives an instantaneous connexion (Well, anything in common with someone else does I guess.)


And the real reason I'm de-lurking now is I just wanted to say "me too" to this bit. It never really seemed to me like it quite counted as "proper" synesthesia, compared to people who see sounds or smell colours, or whatever, but I very much do the shapes for numbers, months, days, etc thing.

I have visual patterns for:

Numbers when counting
Hours of the day (unsurprisingly rather clock-shaped; I imagine most people do this?)
Days of the week (also has colours)
Months of the year (turns into a progression of "days of the week" shapes when looked at closely)
Years of history/the future (look, there's 2013 *waves* hi everyone)
Years of a person's life/when representing a person's age (similar to the number line but a slightly different shape and viewed from a different angle)

I'd read that this was considered synesthesia, but never actually met anyone who's done anything but give that puzzled look you mention, when talking about it.


I had no idea this was unusual, actually. Especially the shape thing; my numbers are arranged in a sort of zig-zag, with camera pans when you go up by multiples of 10...
Also, I'm not always sure what color I assign a number, but I can always tell what color it isn't, and work out its color by process of elimination (for example, 2 is...pink.)

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HES wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Valarya wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Very great ending to the trilogy, so very sad, but so very happy. Makes me sad that all my old toys are boxed up in my closet, cant wait to have kids so they can come out and play again.

edit: I must have made everyone cry or something since no one is posting anymore...


You know. All that outside stuff getting in the way. But now that I've read your comment, I have to add that I think it's wonderful you've saved the toys! As a child of the 80s, and also a mom, it's so cool to see my daughter play with my old stuff. ;)


Yup, I have tons and tons of legos, the original die-cast Thomas the Tank Engine, along with the wooden collections, toy cars up the wazoo, 3 telescopes, .5miles of HO scale model train tracks, 5 train engines to go with it, and the list goes on and on, and on...


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I never got the American use of "legos"... to me, they are pieces/parts/sets of lego. If you have a sand pit, you don't say it's full of sands... [/flamebait]

ETA1:
jetpac wrote:
HES wrote:<snip>
Also, does ETA stand for Edit To Add? I automatically transplate it to Estimated Time of Arrival which never makes any sense

So that's what that means. I gathered that it somehow meant "Edit" but I've been quite confused as to what the "TA" stood for.

Glad I'm not the only one!

1 see what I did there? Assuming my guess was actually correct Thanks BlitzGirl


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:59 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:The following is dedicated to all those who despair of finding time for the OTC, much less for the OTT:

Some Time to Ketchup
(With sincere apologies to the late Freddie Mercury)

Spoiler:
Each day when I get up I read a little
Before I even shower or eat
Take a look at the forum and cry
Randall what you're doing to me

I've spent all these years on xkcd
But it was just three days in a week;
Now─
Some time to─ (Some time to─)
Yeah, some time to─ (Some time to─)
Can anybody find me some time to ketchup?


I read hard (He reads hard) every day I'm at work
Whenever my boss leaves the room
At the end of the day I rush home
To Firefox and a feeling of doom

I sit down at my screen and I start to click
But the Newpages all come too soon
Please─
Some time to─ (Some time to─)
Oh, some time to─ (Please─)
Can anybody find me some time to ketchup?

(He reads hard) I blitz hard, (every day) every day
I skim and I scan and I scroll
But everybody's gotta have their say
Why can't they just get lazy?

They've gotta comment every frame
I've got no chance
I'm outnumbered
And I can't quit reading
(Next> Next> Next> Next>...)

Got no ONGs, no time to coma
I just keep losing more ground
At the change of a pixel I cry
"Is there a molpy to be found?"
No, I'll never break free of the One True Thread
'Til the End of Time comes around
No────────

(Find me some time to ketchup)
(Find me some time to ketchup)
(Find me some time to ketchup)

...[long repetitious buildup to big finish]...
Can anybody find me────
Some time to KEHHHH────
Tchuh-uh-uh-uh-uh-up?

(Find me─)
(Some time to ketchup)
(Find me─)
(Some time to ketchup)

...[repeat and fade]


Massive applause, roaring huzzahs. Marvelous!

Another way it's all related - my youngest granddaughter's middle name, Mercury, is partly in tribute to Freddie Mercury, one of the greatest voices of the modern age.

ETA: Please oh please tell me I got the authorship right this time :oops:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:00 am UTC

Ever since the raptor-molpies fell quiet, so has the OTT. Only 3 posts between this and the last ONG (which was by Newpixbot at a rather odd time...)

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EDIT: It's not usually this quiet this time of [heresy]day[/heresy], right?

Maybe the resumed chirping will bring renewed conversation...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby xpatiate » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:01 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
mscha wrote:NONGREGARIOUS...
Spoiler:
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-- posted by newpixbot

Okay, newpixbot's perceptiveness is starting to creep me out. Nongregarious in the sense of not moving in a herd or group perfectly describes how Cueball and Megan are acting in this frame. mscha, are you giving newpixbot hints between the ONG and when npb posts?


I agree! I was impressed by how witty and appropriate that was, even before I noticed who posted. Let's see a double dactyl next time, newpixbot!

kenmelken wrote:Yeah, it really was an abysmal failure. Ended getting relegated to TV & DVD only release shortly after casting began, the budget drastically reduced, and the intelligence level even more drastically reduced. There was absolutely nothing good about it at all. Apparently, though, Disney has retained the film rights and apparently wants to try again soon with a real budget ($40 M), real director, and actual fidelity to the source material. We'll see. I WANT to believe it can be done well, but the book itself has many elements so hard to translate into film.


If they get Darren Aronofsky to do it, then I'll pay attention :)

kenmelken wrote:BTW, I believe the book just had its 50th anniversary. Have you read any of the sequels? "Wind in the Door" was a bit too odd, but "Swiftly Tilting Planet" was a masterpiece, as were "Many Waters" and "Acceptable Time."


Strangely, I have not read a single other book of Madeleine L'Engle's. Must remedy that. Thanks for the recommendations.

Cueball is reminding me of when Megan became transfixed by the (neat) river. Is it her turn to inflict a slightly awkward elbow grab?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:10 am UTC

Though I wish that I could continue to watch their journey...well, Megan's journey for the moment, as Cueball is still transfixed by the baby Molparrows...but I must coma. I wish you all a good night, coma well. And for those of you who are on the other side, un-coma'd, keep the faith, stay devote, and continue to wait for it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:27 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:<snip> BTW, I believe the book just had its 50th anniversary. Have you read any of the sequels? "Wind in the Door" was a bit too odd, but "Swiftly Tilting Planet" was a masterpiece, as were "Many Waters" and "Acceptable Time."

Oh yeah, about ten years ago I practically inhaled those books. "Many Waters" was my favorite. I've always wanted a molpymammoth.

It does seem like this wip has been a bit quieter on the OTT, I'll be interested to see how the next batch of newdata on Kieryn's site looks in chart form.
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