1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:26 pm UTC

Zorin_75 wrote:
ttscp wrote:What's most interesting is that the only reference gives me for bronzifyong is your post referencing Google, not the original ong.

What's really creepy though, is that this post of yours is already showing up as a 3rd result. They're updating amazingly fast nowadays...

The reason, most likely, that the original ONG doesn't show up when googling ‘bronzifyong’, is that Googlebot sees

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BRONZIFY<span style="font-weight: bold">ONG</span>
and doesn't treat that as a single word.

(I wish we could get Google to like my [heresy]Outside responsibilities[/heresy] as much as the OTT... But I've said that before, I think. We're looping again. Image )

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CasCat wrote:I notice that the rock has a trail behind it. Like the beesnake. Does that mean that the trail/train/tail of the beesnake is just a graphic by Randall showing its loopy zigzag path, and not an actual trail, but an afterimage-of-movement, so to speak?

I think that's what most of us were already assuming. (I was, at least.)
It's a bit [heresy]inconsistent[/heresy], though: why doesn't Cuegan leave a trail? They must move visibly in the time a beesnake takes to leave its trail...
CasCat wrote:I think the beesnake isn't a beesnake at all; just a moving bug.

I.e. a beesnake. You mustn't think so literally. Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:39 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:What did Cueball pick up? And is he going to throw it over the wowterfall?

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I suppose I shall find out later, because now I'm off to go...
C.O.M.A.
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Cuegan, why you hiking around?
I said Cuegan, can't you cover some ground?
I said Cuegan, now you're making us frown
Kind of spacing out and crabby

Cuegan, there's a thing you should know
I said Cuegan, soon we'll all have to go
Though we Wait here, we have needs of the mind
It shuts down for quite a good Time...

Yes soon we'll have to go C.O.M.A.
We all give in to that C.O.M.A
We can drink some caffeine (no semen to enjoy)
But we all know that's just a ploy

Yes soon we'll have to go C.O.M.A.
We all give in to that C.O.M.A.
We can stare at the screen
Think we have nerves of steel
But soon coma is all we feel

Cuegan, are you listening to me?
I said Cuegan, can't you get somewhere 3?
I said Cuegan, you can travel the streams
But you've got to know this one thing

Coma leaves us all overwhelmed
I said Cuegan, go discover a realm
And just go there, before C.O.M.A.
Forces all Timewaiters away

Yes soon we'll have to go C.O.M.A.
We all give in to that C.O.M.A
We can drink some caffeine (no semen to enjoy)
But we all know that's just a ploy

Yes soon we'll have to go C.O.M.A.
We all give in to that C.O.M.A.
We can stare at the screen
Think we have nerves of steel
But soon coma is all we feel

Cuegan, bring us out of our snooze
Bring us molpies, or some fancy new views
Build a castle, please don't leave us deprived
Before consciousness takes a dive

That's when we leave the OTT
Crying, "Cuegan, what have you done to me?
I've been putting off my C.O.M.A.!"
We're all feeling led quite astray

Yes now we have to go C.O.M.A.
We all give in to that C.O.M.A
We can drink some caffeine (no semen to enjoy)
But we all know that's just a ploy

C.O.M.A.
We all give in to that C.O.M.A
Cueball, Megan: Why you hiking around?
Cueball, Megan: Can't you cover some ground?

C.O.M.A.
Now we have to go C.O.M.A.
Cueball, Megan: Find some fancy new views!
Cueball, Megan: Now we're starting to snooze...

C.O.M.A....
C.O.M.A....
Zzz Zzz zz zz...

Wow. I'm going to have this in my head for days...

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Yup, as promised, it evolved, and learned (with a little bit of help) to ONGifya words, just like we sometimes do.

Edit: looks like it almost exclusively finds words ending in -ing now, and ONGifies those. I may need to ‘teach’ it to do better. Image

a: most certainly a word, at least in the OTT.

What will become of the newpixbot if the OTC comes to an end? Can you teach it to live in the outside world? :cry:

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charlie_grumbles wrote:don't fall down the waterfall-ONG
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Ummm. Yes. Wow.

But how much of the wowsieness can they actually see? They won't see the waterfall unless they go over the edge.

I predict they will get a barrel from Ikea and float away, and down in it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:54 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
CasCat wrote:I notice that the rock has a trail behind it. Like the beesnake. Does that mean that the trail/train/tail of the beesnake is just a graphic by Randall showing its loopy zigzag path, and not an actual trail, but an afterimage-of-movement, so to speak?

I think that's what most of us were already assuming. (I was, at least.)
It's a bit [heresy]inconsistent[/heresy], though: why doesn't Cuegan leave a trail? They must move visibly in the time a beesnake takes to leave its trail...
CasCat wrote:I think the beesnake isn't a beesnake at all; just a moving bug.

I.e. a beesnake. You mustn't think so literally. Image


To avoid heresy here, I think we must posit (and reflect upon) the alternate doctrine, that what Cueball just dropped is a rockbeesnake.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:58 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:To avoid heresy here, I think we must posit (and reflect upon) the alternate doctrine, that what Cueball just dropped is a rockbeesnake.
Maybe that's where beesnakes actually come from. Once given life by being tossed, they live for several wips and then return to dust.

Now if they could only dust my house!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:59 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
mscha wrote:
CasCat wrote:I notice that the rock has a trail behind it. Like the beesnake. Does that mean that the trail/train/tail of the beesnake is just a graphic by Randall showing its loopy zigzag path, and not an actual trail, but an afterimage-of-movement, so to speak?

I think that's what most of us were already assuming. (I was, at least.)
It's a bit [heresy]inconsistent[/heresy], though: why doesn't Cuegan leave a trail? They must move visibly in the time a beesnake takes to leave its trail...
CasCat wrote:I think the beesnake isn't a beesnake at all; just a moving bug.

I.e. a beesnake. You mustn't think so literally. Image

To avoid heresy here, I think we must posit (and reflect upon) the alternate doctrine, that what Cueball just dropped is a rockbeesnake.

Or simply a rocksnake.
Indeed, that is a much more canonical explanation. Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Zorin_75 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:59 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Oh I see! Well if we're posting metal covers with wowterfalls... here's two more :D

Finsterforst has got to be one of the greatest band names ever :)
Starting from there I've somehow ended up at a cover version of Moonlight Shadow - by a polish shymphonic metal band. MMkay...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:00 pm UTC

GoONG back to their bags? No, not yet. Just standing there.
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Edit: the view must really be ¹³⁴⁵⁶⁷⁸...
Or maybe the dialogue will continue next newpix.

Edit: more footnotes added on the advice of charlie_grumbles
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:17 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Edit: the view must really be ⁷...
Or maybe the dialogue will continue next newpix.

Actually, most of the footnotes <= 8 work here except 2.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kabuthunk » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:25 pm UTC

Sweet sassy mollassy, this topic has grown crazy massive. Last time I posted (late April), the thread was about 400 pages long. It's over double that now. Crazy.

At least there's a number of sites I can use to watch the progress every so often.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ttscp » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:29 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
Zorin_75 wrote:
ttscp wrote:What's most interesting is that the only reference gives me for bronzifyong is your post referencing Google, not the original ong.

What's really creepy though, is that this post of yours is already showing up as a 3rd result. They're updating amazingly fast nowadays...

Well, TheMinim is here now. Maybe she is also a spy for the great Google in the sky.

And what do we really know of MobTeeseboose? I mean really?


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:31 pm UTC

Kabuthunk wrote:Sweet sassy mollassy, this topic has grown crazy massive. Last time I posted (late April), the thread was about 400 pages long. It's over double that now. Crazy.
Lotta good stuff here. Look around, hop on a BlitzRocket, come join!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:35 pm UTC

ttscp wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:And what do we really know of MobTeeseboose? I mean really?


I thought I had dealt with that last here


Speculation. Pure speculation. We need facts. FACTS.

For that matter, what do we really know about Skynet???

Hmmm. See my signature. Possibly prophetic.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kabuthunk » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:43 pm UTC

Beer good, plant, bad, got it.

Finished catching up to the past month of the comic. Seems to have taken an interesting turn. I'm still holding out on my theory that it will run for a full year.

But now I FINALLY know what the little string-looking thing that floated around every so often is. Apparently it's a bug. Not sure if it was mentioned in past frames, but at least it was outright acknowledged towards the present.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:44 pm UTC

Probably demonstrating my complete lack of memory as well as total naivete when it comes to doing thread searches, but:

has anyone pointed out yet that G'n'R has, among other titles, songs named "Madagascar" and "Coma" and "Patience" (which oughtta be subtitled "Wait For It") ?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:48 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:Probably demonstrating my complete lack of memory as well as total naivete when it comes to doing thread searches, but:

has anyone pointed out yet that G'n'R has, among other titles, songs named "Madagascar" and "Coma" and "Patience" (which oughtta be subtitled "Wait For It") ?

Are you speculating that GLR is a G'n'R groupie?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jaronflick » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:53 pm UTC

Just posting to say that I'm still a waiter. I've been since the first few hours. Sometimes I am just amazed at the trip the waiting is taking and when I read the posts, other waiters have made all necessary comments. I do love the "facebug" comment!

I imagine that this is a trip that early humans had to take to learn what their world was like.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:57 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:I have had my ketchup for the day but I lost my comments when my browser crash. Lots of great stuff! But, at the moment I am pressed for time. However, since pizza has been introduced to the OTT, I have decided to contribute, for I often make pizza at home from scratch. So for all you tribal members here on the OTT, please help yourself to some of my blue pizza. If you're not fond of fungi, one half is without mushrooms (these are not the kind Ugg had. Or Bob). Enjoy.

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How do you tell when it has gone mouldy?


Oh no. That would be impossible. Getting moldy, I mean. It would be impossible for it to remain uneaten long enough to begin growing mold. Mold...mmmm, moldy cheese.

Perhaps next time I should try using a crumbled blue cheese. Perhaps with provolone. That would be yum, indeed. On purple dough, of course.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:02 pm UTC

ttscp wrote:What's most interesting is that the only reference gives me for bronzifyong is your post referencing Google, not the original ong.
Google must be like davean: you have to say their names to get action. ;) So....
Google, I'd like you to mark this word: beesnake.
I would like Google to show molpy some respect.
Wowtree should show us first, Google.

;)

P.S. Did you mean: molpay

Time to partay with the molpay! haha!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:05 pm UTC

ggh, I'm loving the tarot cards! It would be great to have an actual deck, or at least a poster - going to search later to see if I can find someplace to make that for us 8-)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:05 pm UTC

jaronflick wrote:Just posting to say that I'm still a waiter. I've been since the first few hours. Sometimes I am just amazed at the trip the waiting is taking and when I read the posts, other waiters have made all necessary comments. I do love the "facebug" comment!

I imagine that this is a trip that early humans had to take to learn what their world was like.


Hello Jaronflick! Thank's for saying "Hi."

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:55 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:wonder-ONG
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Or at least read #3 here cracked.com first, which has been noted previously.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:00 pm UTC

guess-ONG
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Well, Cueball seems to have read it, at least. :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:02 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:guess-ONG
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Okay....either Randall knows about The Bolton Strid already, or he's reading the thread. Why else would Cueball jump to the presumption that it could be incredibly deep? It's not as if most streams go hundreds of feet below into a hidden chamber!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:05 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:Okay....either Randall knows about The Bolton Strid already, or he's reading the thread. Why else would Cueball jump to the presumption that it could be incredibly deep? It's not as if most streams go hundreds of feet below into a hidden chamber!

I think Cueball is talking about the depth of the canyon, not the stream.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:09 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:Okay....either Randall knows about The Bolton Strid already, or he's reading the thread. Why else would Cueball jump to the presumption that it could be incredibly deep? It's not as if most streams go hundreds of feet below into a hidden chamber!
Well, it is filling up the sea, which is already big. But mscha makes sense - if the stream were deep, they would be able to see it at the waterfall.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:25 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:Okay....either Randall knows about The Bolton Strid already, or he's reading the thread. Why else would Cueball jump to the presumption that it could be incredibly deep? It's not as if most streams go hundreds of feet below into a hidden chamber!
Well, it is filling up the sea, which is already big. But mscha makes sense - if the stream were deep, they would be able to see it at the waterfall.

Jose

Actually it is pretty certain that they couldn't. To wit:
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It has been previously noted that they can't (likely) see the waterfall (the free falling part).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:27 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:Okay....either Randall knows about The Bolton Strid already, or he's reading the thread. Why else would Cueball jump to the presumption that it could be incredibly deep? It's not as if most streams go hundreds of feet below into a hidden chamber!

I think Cueball is talking about the depth of the canyon, not the stream.


Ah, you're probably right. I'm jumping to Conclusions again. I go there all too often, especially when speculating on the GLR's involvement in this thread :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:32 pm UTC

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Great! Now how do I run it?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:34 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:Actually it is pretty certain that they couldn't. To wit:
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It has been previously noted that they can't (likely) see the waterfall (the free falling part).
True, but they can see the river below, and it would be far more roiled if the stream were as deep as the mountain. You are right though; the stream could still be a lot deeper than it looks without them being able to see it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:00 pm UTC

You'll never wait alONGe...
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just wait near a tree⁴,
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Just wait for it with Time in your heart,
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You'll never wait alone.

Just wait for it with Time in your heart,
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:06 pm UTC

That Bolton Strid sounds both tree-ish and scary. Surprised I hadn't heard of it before, since it's not far from me. Should pop down and see it sometime.

Anyway, this happened today: My dad and I are on a walk, and we come across a dead vole. I say "aww, it's a dead molpy" (my family are used to me being weird and using weird words). My dad then says "I wonder if it was dropped by a raptor".

I'm like... WHAT. DO YOU KNOW OF THE OTC/OTT AND HAVEN'T TOLD ME?

Turns out a "raptor" is just a twitcher's term for a bird of prey and that's all he meant, but still, that was a pretty treeish coincidence :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:08 pm UTC

more speculat-ONGing
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I think Cueball is just a bit dim rather than deep. His head is, perhaps, not a cue ball, but a 5w bulb.

Recall that they crossed it farther upstream. And possibly waded in it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:21 pm UTC

Earthling on Mars wrote:
azule wrote:This is for Sciscitor's Quote Constellations (all 3, btw). It now features avatars, as suggested and facilitated by the man himself, and better text zoom abilities.


Great! Now how do I run it?
Hah, sorry. If you have the svg file downloaded, add the following code to just before "</svg>" at the bottom:

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<xhtml:script xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
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The ott.js file in the zip goes in the same directory as the svg.

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Earthling on Mars wrote:Great! Now how do I run it?

That's actually a good question. I did succeed with your other script, when I put it into a bookmark in chrome. It does not seem to work with this version. What is the preferred method to run this on the SVG?
Hopefully the answer above helped, but I got the bookmarklet ready for others who want to do it that way.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby trolleypup » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:36 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
cellocgw wrote:If you think that's bad, just wait until some OtherPersonInThe OTC explains to them how the giant canyons in the Western USA were pretty much carved in a couple days after a humungous ice-dam broke and spilled a great-lake-sized volume of water all at once. None of this "little river wears a spec of rock each day" stuff for us cowboys!

It is believed that the Mediterranean filled in a few days when the land bridge/dam at Gibraltar failed. Dam' where is my surfboard when I need it? Ride the wave all the way to Lebanon.

Months, but a couple days would be even more impressive. Even on the scale of months, water level in the Mediterranean would rise on the order of ten meters per day...while the ocean outside would drop by a few tenths of a percent of that amount each day!

Likely it wasn't a catastrophic failure...just the slow erosion of a river flowing away from the Atlantic, until the upper tributaries lowered the barrier hills enough that water could start slopping over during major storms, and eventually carve a sea level path across the isthmus. Or maybe sea water infiltration/ground water flow would weaken the barrier hills enough that an earthquake would cause liquefaction and a more sudden opening.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Zorin_75 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:38 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:I think Cueball is just a bit dim rather than deep. His head is, perhaps, not a cue ball, but a 5w bulb.

Recall that they crossed it farther upstream. And possibly waded in it.

Certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I'm pretty sure they're talking about the river¹ , not the river¹⁰

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:40 pm UTC

CasCat wrote:I notice that the rock has a trail behind it. Like the beesnake. Does that mean that the trail/train/tail of the beesnake is just a graphic by Randall showing its loopy zigzag path, and not an actual trail, but an afterimage-of-movement, so to speak?

I think the beesnake isn't a beesnake at all; just a moving bug.
I think the rock is actually a dead beesnake. Or it's a rocksnake. *deluded*
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mscha wrote:I think that's what most of us were already assuming. (I was, at least.)
It's a bit [heresy]inconsistent[/heresy], though: why doesn't Cuegan leave a trail? They must move visibly in the time a beesnake takes to leave its trail...
Agreed. Even the bird, moving at a probably faster speed doesn't leave a trail.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ebonite » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:47 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:To avoid heresy here, I think we must posit (and reflect upon) the alternate doctrine, that what Cueball just dropped is a rockbeesnake.
Maybe that's where beesnakes actually come from. Once given life by being tossed, they live for several wips and then return to dust.

Now if they could only dust my house!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:55 pm UTC

Zorin_75 wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:I think Cueball is just a bit dim rather than deep. His head is, perhaps, not a cue ball, but a 5w bulb.

Recall that they crossed it farther upstream. And possibly waded in it.

Certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I'm pretty sure they're talking about the river¹ , not the river¹⁰

¹ big
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No no no, the sea is ¹. The river (the one at the bottom of the canyon) is ³.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:57 pm UTC

Or not, depending on your footnote standar---ni ni ni molpy molpy molpy molpy...

ucim wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:And question: should buffygirl be a villain?

It might be fun for BlitzGirl to turn out to be the villain. What do you say BlitzGirl - up for some world domination? <snip>
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ucim wrote:@BlitzGirl: Nice C.O.M.A. filk! I wonder what it is that makes a song more (or less) likely to be filked. I'm sure the distribution of filk versions is decidedly non-uniform over originals.

Thanks (and thanks to everyone else who posted compliments)! That's a good question. Mine are more or less random, based on associations I make between songs I've enjoyed in the past and OTC or OTT-related material. I've filked "Rocky Mountain High" (long ago in the Sandcastle Era), "White Christmas" (for the Fading), and now "Y.M.C.A.", which is kind of a strange collection. I have noticed that I'm more likely to parody less-recent songs, perhaps because they're more firmly embedded in my consciousness. I would be amused by an infomercial trying to sell all of our filked songs - we're up to a three-CD set by now!

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ttscp wrote:Question: does any one else believe we will get answers about LaPetite and/or Cueball's dream?

Yes. I think both are foreshadowing - LaPetite especially. Not resolving the dream would be almost "meh", but not resolving LaPetite would be deeply unsatisfying.

I believe we will see LaPetite again, in Time. The dream I don't particularly care about, but I still think LaPetite is the greatest Chekhov's Gun of the OTC.
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