1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:14 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:talk-ONG
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Creek. Megan, it is called a creek. Oh, these two. Actually, In some regions of the U.S., I have heard it called a crick, which I had always believed was something that happened in your neck.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:17 pm UTC

kenmelken wrote:I'm not sure what number we're at on canonical footnotes, so I'll just choose one I'm sure isn't taken yet. Would this be river11.6 (not to be confused with river2)?

11.6tiny
2small


How about
√2 tiny


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:18 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:
Wee Red Bird wrote:Apologies if this has already been asked...
The record for the longest film shown is 10 days long.
Would this count as a film, even though it has a slow frame rate?


Hm. If sped up to 24 frames per second, standard for 35mm film, then the OTC would last roughly 78 seconds. So let us be reasonable and suggest a frame rate of 2 per second. This should allow for enough time to read dialogue. Currently, as of this post, that should be 943 seconds of film, which is 15, nearly 16 minutes. If the OTC were to be a film (as in, a movie) with a frame rate of 2 frames per second (which is quite watchable at that rate) then we would need a total of 1,900,800 frames. We shall be waiting for it for a very, very long time.

Otherwise, at it's current rate, it is simply not a fair comparison, I think. And whilst I am a true devote and follower of the OTC, it would make for a very boring film, indeed.


I think we can simply follow in John Cage's footsteps here.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:19 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:talk-ONG
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Creek. Megan, it is called a creek. Oh, these two. Actually, In some regions of the U.S., I have heard it called a crick, which I had always believed was something that happened in your neck.

And don't forget bayou or branch.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:21 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
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charlie_grumbles wrote:talk-ONG
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Creek. Megan, it is called a creek. Oh, these two. Actually, In some regions of the U.S., I have heard it called a crick, which I had always believed was something that happened in your neck.


On this link, go to question #10. Apparently the linguistic divide for that word happens mostly in the mid-northern US, especially Montana.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:21 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:
Wee Red Bird wrote:Apologies if this has already been asked...
The record for the longest film shown is 10 days long.
Would this count as a film, even though it has a slow frame rate?


Hm. If sped up to 24 frames per second, standard for 35mm film, then the OTC would last roughly 78 seconds. So let us be reasonable and suggest a frame rate of 2 per second. This should allow for enough time to read dialogue. Currently, as of this post, that should be 943 seconds of film, which is 15, nearly 16 minutes. If the OTC were to be a film (as in, a movie) with a frame rate of 2 frames per second (which is quite watchable at that rate) then we would need a total of 1,900,800 frames. We shall be waiting for it for a very, very long time.

Otherwise, at it's current rate, it is simply not a fair comparison, I think. And whilst I am a true devote and follower of the OTC, it would make for a very boring film, indeed.


I think we can simply follow in John Cage's footsteps here.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:29 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:talk-ONG
Spoiler:
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Creek. Megan, it is called a creek. Oh, these two. Actually, In some regions of the U.S., I have heard it called a crick, which I had always believed was something that happened in your neck.

And don't forget bayou or branch.


I have never heard or seen a creek, specifically, be referred to as a bayou. After a quick Wiki search I see that that is, indeed, its original intended meaning. I had always understood it to refer to larger flat bodies of waters.

As for branch to what region is that specific to? I have not heard it used as such.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:33 pm UTC

ergman wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
I think we can simply follow in John Cage's footsteps here.


Insert thing about history repeating itself. See page 2 :lol:


I think I noted a while ago that I'm very un-musical. However, mentioning John Cage reminds me that I once performed in his 4′33″. I was quite good, actually.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:36 pm UTC

*gasp* *pant* Is this... is this what the present looks like? I had almost forgotten... It really shouldn't have taken this long; I must be out of shape.

Nearly two full wips of ketchup, starting after what the Outsiders refer to as "Memorial Day Weekend", and spanning over what ended up being... (consults kieryn's data) 70 NewPages. Hm, that number is a lot less impressive than I thought it would be. taixo, I don't know what kind of mutant ungodly freak of nature you are, how can you possibly read 100 pages every day? Anyways, I'm here! At least until I fall behind again...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:36 pm UTC

Ewwww!!! Bugs in my Ketchup!?!

BuggyKetchup.png

How Cochineal Insects Color Your Food
Natural Color Dyes


jjjdavidson wrote:I Chirp to the Trees
(Tune: "I Talk to the Trees" from Paint Your Wagon)
Spoiler:
I chirp to the trees
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But they don't listen to me
I chirp to the grass
But no molpies hear me


[spoiler]The beesnakes in love
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Can't stop to hear what I say
I chirp to them all
In vain

But suddenly my chirps
Reach someone else's ear
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And someone else can hear
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Them too

Wonderful, jjjdavidson!!! :D

k.bookbinder wrote:StratPlayer's punning is one of the things that keeps him poplar around here.

I first read that as "StratPlayer's pruning. :shock: Wrong, but it does fit the tree-punneration... :wink:

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]

Fabulous!!! *applause*

AluisioASG wrote: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...
Spoiler:
ONG...

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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 castle, one goal, one powerful enemy
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
Wood Island!


Wow -- another great one! :D And two Queen parodies in a row. I think a pair of queens beats a pair of docs in that "Poker" game thingy charlie_grumbles was talking about...

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Sheesh, the Outside has hit me hard today and I have still much to ketchup. But even though it bugs me (*>snicker<*), I have to post this unfinished ketchup now, and I'll try to add to it later...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:37 pm UTC

Seeing as I'm being watched...

This is going to be boring so that you lose interest and fall a-coma so that I can sneak off and do my things. Or I'll just make you faint with my body.

So, nice weather!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Vytron » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:38 pm UTC

- Blindpost -

Dracomax wrote:
Vytron wrote:I've said it before, it's because Great Lord Randall is an Heretic Outsider which doesn't post on the OTT or even follows his comic in real time. But it's all fine, [heresy]heresy is good![/heresy]

Sigh. I work, and I work, yet it's like removing rocks from the garden. as soon as you look away, new heresies spring up like weeds.


Well, for all my heresies I've received skittles, hot chocolate, free steaks and some fun stonepillow fights (pillows that look like stones, not the other way around), I actually have no idea why not more people have gone heretical? We're getting the best treatment.

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Oh. There's a limit...

Also, StratPlayer!! Congratulations for making it to the present, and thanks for all your Chaotic Pile of Ketchup volumes!! Let's celebrate with some Hot Dog Pizza!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:41 pm UTC

jetpac wrote:*gasp* *pant* Is this... is this what the present looks like? I had almost forgotten... It really shouldn't have taken this long; I must be out of shape.

Nearly two full wips of ketchup, starting after what the Outsiders refer to as "Memorial Day Weekend", and spanning over what ended up being... (consults kieryn's data) 70 NewPages. Hm, that number is a lot less impressive than I thought it would be. taixo, I don't know what kind of mutant ungodly freak of nature you are, how can you possibly read 100 pages every day? Anyways, I'm here! At least until I fall behind again...


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:43 pm UTC

I've wondered for a while now if GLR has made Cuegan speak using only the 1000 most common English words, a la Up Goer Five. The Dialogue just has that feel to me.

And now I'm sucked into kenmelken's posted dialect survey site. It's fascinating. (I heard both "creek" and "crick" growing up.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:44 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:<snip>
Welcome back to the present! Lovely here, isn't it?


That's not the present, this is the present-1

-1or at least, it was, but now it's the past as well
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:46 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I've wondered for a while now if GLR has made Cuegan speak using only the 1000 most common English words, a la Up Goer Five. The Dialogue just has that feel to me.

And now I'm sucked into kenmelken's posted dialect survey site. It's fascinating. (I heard both "creek" and "crick" growing up.)

Check out #16.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AYC » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:46 pm UTC

Heh. That took a minute.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:46 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
mscha wrote:<snip>That must have been the longest post-fade ‘scene’, right?

Well, it certainly felt like it. Chirping chirpy chirps.

A list of all post-fade scenes consisting of at least 12 frames (half a dix) with the same background:
  1. 1023-1077: The discovery of the Other River³. (55 frames; I included the zoom out at “There are other rivers.”)
  2. 1121-1149: Cueball napping (and dreaming). (29 frames; including the initial zoomed-out one.)
  3. 1337-1359, plus 1377-1387: The neat tree⁴. (23+11=34 frames.)
  4. 1402-1423: A beautiful place⁶. (22 frames.)
  5. (They weren't long enough at any of the Baobab⁷ scenes to include those.)
  6. 1554-1573: The vine½cue. (20 frames.)
  7. 1574-1578, and 1637-1656: The end of the vine½cue. (5+20=25 frames.)
  8. 1579-1583, 1612-1636, and 1657-1661: Squirpy tree. (5+25+5=35 frames, including Squirpy zoom.)
  9. 1584-1611, and 1662-1666: Abandoned camp. (28+5=33 frames.)
  10. 1726-1753: Snake⁹! (28 frames.)
  11. 1789-1804: Megan can almost see the sea¹. (16 frames.)
  12. 1823-1835: Cueball hears quiet chirps. (13 frames.)
  13. 1843-1882: Chilpy. (40 frames.)
So, no, this wasn't the longest scene. Second place, after the discovery of the Other River³.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:48 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I've wondered for a while now if GLR has made Cuegan speak using only the 1000 most common English words, a la Up Goer Five. The Dialogue just has that feel to me.

<snip>


Well, that would explain why they haven't actually used the terms 'molpy', 'dilgunnerang', and 'semencoffeecancerbaby', leaving us to name them...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:49 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I've wondered for a while now if GLR has made Cuegan speak using only the 1000 most common English words, a la Up Goer Five. The Dialogue just has that feel to me.

And now I'm sucked into kenmelken's posted dialect survey site. It's fascinating. (I heard both "creek" and "crick" growing up.)

Check out #16.


Yeah... I have to admit (sheepishly and heretically), that upon finding this yesterday, they time I would have spent on some planned wiki maintenance instead got wasted looking though all of these. :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:53 pm UTC

KETCHUPING.

jjjdavidson wrote:I recommend the Earthsea Trilogy firmly. If you're good for something a little more philosophical (and weird), The Lathe of Heaven is my all-time personal favorite of Le Guin's.

Thanks for the feedback everyone! And to you, jjjdavidson.. because I like weird. I'll have to check that one out for sure.

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In my top-5-all-time-favorite-Directors list. <3 his stuff

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Quick poll, how many people own Portal 2?

Check. [PC] One of my favorite games of the past few years.

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]

And he does it again. This is so awesome.. and incidentally reminded me of the guy who can not only sing like Freddie Mercury, but kind of looks like him too.

Bravo to AlusioASG for his song, too! And to ttscp for that great read.

Still ketchuping...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:55 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
mscha wrote:<snip>That must have been the longest post-fade ‘scene’, right?

Well, it certainly felt like it. Chirping chirpy chirps.

A list of all post-fade scenes consisting of at least 12 frames (half a dix) with the same background:
  1. 1023-1077: The discovery of the Other River³. (55 frames; I included the zoom out at “There are other rivers.”)
  2. 1121-1149: Cueball napping (and dreaming). (29 frames; including the initial zoomed-out one.)
  3. 1337-1359, plus 1377-1387: The neat tree⁴. (23+11=34 frames.)
  4. 1402-1423: A beautiful place⁶. (22 frames.)
  5. (They weren't long enough at any of the Baobab⁷ scenes to include those.)
  6. 1554-1573: The vine½cue. (20 frames.)
  7. 1574-1578, and 1637-1656: The end of the vine½cue. (5+20=25 frames.)
  8. 1579-1583, 1612-1636, and 1657-1661: Squirpy tree. (5+25+5=35 frames, including Squirpy zoom.)
  9. 1584-1611, and 1662-1666: Abandoned camp. (28+5=33 frames.)
  10. 1726-1753: Snake⁹! (28 frames.)
  11. 1789-1804: Megan can almost see the sea¹. (16 frames.)
  12. 1823-1835: Cueball hears quiet chirps. (13 frames.)
  13. 1843-1882: Chilpy. (40 frames.)
So, no, this wasn't the longest scene. Second place, after the discovery of the Other River³.

But that's only if you include the zoom-out, right? I don't think I'd count that as only one "scene". At the very least, it was the highest number of frames (post-fade, obviously) where the frame borders were at the same coordinates. There's probably a simpler way of wording that.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:57 pm UTC

I understand what you mean, jetpac. This is the longest single post-fade scene where the background was completely static, I think.

AluisioASG wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I've wondered for a while now if GLR has made Cuegan speak using only the 1000 most common English words, a la Up Goer Five. The Dialogue just has that feel to me.

And now I'm sucked into kenmelken's posted dialect survey site. It's fascinating. (I heard both "creek" and "crick" growing up.)

Check out #16.

Too bad there isn't a "ketchup" option. And they didn't even ask about fry sauce - which I'm pretty sure is regional - so I can't even mix my ketchup and man-aze together.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:59 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I've wondered for a while now if GLR has made Cuegan speak using only the 1000 most common English words, a la Up Goer Five. The Dialogue just has that feel to me.

And now I'm sucked into kenmelken's posted dialect survey site. It's fascinating. (I heard both "creek" and "crick" growing up.)

Check out #16.


I am a little surprised that they do not reference the pin/pen merger on that site.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:00 pm UTC

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Much like np1, actually, though not exactly
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:03 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
jetpac wrote:*gasp* *pant* Is this... is this what the present looks like? I had almost forgotten... It really shouldn't have taken this long; I must be out of shape.

Nearly two full wips of ketchup, starting after what the Outsiders refer to as "Memorial Day Weekend", and spanning over what ended up being... (consults kieryn's data) 70 NewPages. Hm, that number is a lot less impressive than I thought it would be. taixo, I don't know what kind of mutant ungodly freak of nature you are, how can you possibly read 100 pages every day? Anyways, I'm here! At least until I fall behind again...


Welcome back to the present! Lovely here, isn't it?

It's truly fantasgical!

But now I have this constant nagging fear that I'm going to lose my present-hood that took so much Time to attain... That can't be good, right?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:05 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Ha! I have succeeded in shifting suspicions over LaPetite's identity onto TheMinim! *runs away giggling in triumph*

Hmm... only someone who WAS trying to hide their identity as LaPetite would be THAT pleased that the blame had been shifted off them... You're not proven innocent yet! :twisted:
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So you're officially a Megball shipper then?
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Where I'm from it would be a beck, or a ghyll. Not that anyone really cares, I'm pretty sure those are specific to Northern England.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:09 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Where I'm from it would be a beck, or a ghyll. Not that anyone really cares, I'm pretty sure those are specific to Northern England.

It that the origin of the term ghylly (ghylli ??) used for someone who tends the land for a laird? Or guides the tourists? or ?? what exactly?

And "shipper" is another term I don't get.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:10 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Ha! I have succeeded in shifting suspicions over LaPetite's identity onto TheMinim! *runs away giggling in triumph*

Hmm... only someone who WAS trying to hide their identity as LaPetite would be THAT pleased that the blame had been shifted off them... You're not proven innocent yet! :twisted:

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BlitzGirl wrote:Also, Cueball should get his revenge on Megan by kissing her.

So you're officially a Megball shipper then?

Yes. Even if they're siblings.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:10 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I've wondered for a while now if GLR has made Cuegan speak using only the 1000 most common English words, a la Up Goer Five. The Dialogue just has that feel to me.

Would “snake” be on that list, though? (And if so, not “bird”?)

BlitzGirl wrote:And now I'm sucked into kenmelken's posted dialect survey site. It's fascinating. (I heard both "creek" and "crick" growing up.)

A bit too US-centric for my taste.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:14 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:14 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cameroda » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:14 pm UTC

We called creeks streams when I was younger. Really tiny ones were rills.

All are great for wading into in the hot Summer.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

mscha wrote:A bit too US-centric for my taste.
(I'd ‘pronounce’ it “brook”; or perhaps “beck”, since I spent a few childhood vacations in Yorkshire.)
Edit: many more names.

Places around here were first settled by the Dutch. So we say kill for a beck/brook/stream/ghyll. As in otterskill. Sorry.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:16 pm UTC

Oh, and I don't remember who the original asker was, or if xhe stated xeir reason for needing said data, but I own and have played through both Portal and Portal 2. Absolutely excellent games, on pretty much every level. Storyline (drama, interesting backstory, and most especially comedy), gameplay, music, visual aesthetic, learning curve, everything.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:19 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Ha! I have succeeded in shifting suspicions over LaPetite's identity onto TheMinim! *runs away giggling in triumph*

Hmm... only someone who WAS trying to hide their identity as LaPetite would be THAT pleased that the blame had been shifted off them... You're not proven innocent yet! :twisted:
BlitzGirl wrote:Also, Cueball should get his revenge on Megan by kissing her.

So you're officially a Megball shipper then?
k.bookbinder wrote:Creek. Megan, it is called a creek. Oh, these two. Actually, In some regions of the U.S., I have heard it called a crick, which I had always believed was something that happened in your neck.

Where I'm from it would be a beck, or a ghyll. Not that anyone really cares, I'm pretty sure those are specific to Northern England.


Ooh. I shall have to check those with my wife. She is working on a dictionary of Smokey Mountain English dialects. Many words cataloged have Ulster-Scot roots, and it is possible that a variation of beck or ghyll might have survived until the early twentieth century in regions of southern Appalachia.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:22 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I've wondered for a while now if GLR has made Cuegan speak using only the 1000 most common English words, a la Up Goer Five. The Dialogue just has that feel to me.

Would “snake” be on that list, though? (And if so, not “bird”?)


Snake does not appear to be. "Bird" is not, however "birds" is, but I don't recall Megball using the word bird. Castle isn't either. Source.

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mscha wrote:So, no, this wasn't the longest scene. Second place, after the discovery of the Other River³.

But that's only if you include the zoom-out, right? I don't think I'd count that as only one "scene". At the very least, it was the highest number of frames (post-fade, obviously) where the frame borders were at the same coordinates. There's probably a simpler way of wording that.


Even if you don't include the zoom-out, it's still 52 frames.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:24 pm UTC

Nice one, kenmelken! You must've overtaken me at some point, I'm not at 200 yet and I'm pretty sure my 100th was before yours... guess I've not been posting much lately...

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yappobiscuits wrote:Where I'm from it would be a beck, or a ghyll. Not that anyone really cares, I'm pretty sure those are specific to Northern England.

It that the origin of the term ghylly (ghylli ??) used for someone who tends the land for a laird? Or guides the tourists? or ?? what exactly?

And "shipper" is another term I don't get.

I'm really not sure! I know it comes from Old Norse. Sometimes also spelled "gill". It usually more specifically refers to a stream within a small valley/ravine.

As for "shipper", it means someone who "ships" two characters, meaning they wish/hope for the characters to get together. Shortened from "relationship" and turned into a verb. I'm pretty sure it comes from the whole world of tumblr fandoms, not a world I've ever gotten into but you pick these things up.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:<snip>

And "shipper" is another term I don't get.

<snip>

As for "shipper", it means someone who "ships" two characters, meaning they wish/hope for the characters to get together. Shortened from "relationship" and turned into a verb. I'm pretty sure it comes from the whole world of tumblr fandoms, not a world I've ever gotten into but you pick these things up.


There's a nice website where you can read all about these things. :twisted:

ETA: Look at the left side of that page... Seems they have a new podcast, and look at its abbreviation! :o

Edit2: To fix what Vytron is about to say: ((((((((((((((((
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:35 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Here's the final Chilpy animation. (Spoilered since I bet y'all are fed up with Chilpies by now.)
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BlitzGirl wrote:And now I'm sucked into kenmelken's posted dialect survey site. It's fascinating. (I heard both "creek" and "crick" growing up.)

And I just got stuck. Both of my parents' families grew up in Eastern Kentucky and it now makes sense why I say 'you all' [#50]. :o

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I just had to make another Portal comment because I agree with you completely. On everything. Just truly wonderful games, especially the 2nd one. I've actually been thinking of playing through it again recently when I stumbled upon this incredible thing the other day.
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