1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:39 pm UTC

mscha wrote:It's All Related: math vs. maths.

Maths is fun! :D

Idle thought: What if Megan wasn't oh-ing about the box? What if there is something more interesting off-frame to the right? Like a bigger box?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:01 pm UTC

Oh wow! Exciting things have happened whilst I was a-coma! First a barbed wire fence, then a whole shed! Though, as some have pointed out, it does look rather flimsy. In fact, my first thought was that it looked like it was made of a child's building blocks, like this, though unless there were some scale shenanigans going on, that wouldn't make much sense. On the more realistic side, I could swear I've seen a loosely-built brick house like that before, with the holes in the bricks intended to let air through easily (as someone else mentioned, in support of the Africanists/Madagascarians) but google images is failing me.

As for maths, I'm pretty sure we already have this conversation - the OTT certainly is a loop ;)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mittagleffler » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:12 pm UTC

Oh my. This is my first time. I just couldn't hold it in any longer.

Go easy, tiger.

EDIT: Let's see. Hairy bottoms, will those do?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:14 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:Oh wow! Exciting things have happened whilst I was a-coma! First a barbed wire fence, then a whole shed! Though, as some have pointed out, it does look rather flimsy. In fact, my first thought was that it looked like it was made of a child's building blocks, like this, though unless there were some scale shenanigans going on, that wouldn't make much sense. On the more realistic side, I could swear I've seen a loosely-built brick house like that before, with the holes in the bricks intended to let air through easily (as someone else mentioned, in support of the Africanists/Madagascarians) but google images is failing me.

As for maths, I'm pretty sure we already have this conversation - the OTT certainly is a loop ;)


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:16 pm UTC

In some ways, the shed/shack/building reminds me of stacked rubber tires. Perhaps it is the stack of something behind the shed that is causing this. The gaps in its construction simply do not make sense.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby karhell » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:19 pm UTC

Alright, registration time for Yet Another Delurker.
I have been following the OTC for quite a while, always in the shadows, always silent.
Round the end of the Madness, I finally decided enough was enough; too many in jokes I didn't get, too many questions unanswered, I had to read it ALL.

And so, ever since, I have been plodding along, caught Somewhere In Time (seriously, I can't believe this one was never referenced).
I paddled through the Sea of Madness, patiently reading in silence, intent on not registering before I reached the Present.

Yet today, passing NP 498*, I encountered this sentence that made me reconsider.
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For the first time, I began to feel the Loneliness of the Long Distance Reader; the subscribe button taunted me all day, and finally here I am, joining the fray.

I shall now don my greaves of striding, and wait faster than ever, hoping to meet y'all in the Present, sometime.

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The future is molpish as ever (and pretty cool). There might be some rough spots, but keep the faith, and wait for it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:24 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:Oh wow! Exciting things have happened whilst I was a-coma! First a barbed wire fence, then a whole shed! Though, as some have pointed out, it does look rather flimsy. In fact, my first thought was that it looked like it was made of a child's building blocks, like this, though unless there were some scale shenanigans going on, that wouldn't make much sense. On the more realistic side, I could swear I've seen a loosely-built brick house like that before, with the holes in the bricks intended to let air through easily (as someone else mentioned, in support of the Africanists/Madagascarians) but google images is failing me.

As for maths, I'm pretty sure we already have this conversation - the OTT certainly is a loop ;)


The OTT is not a loop! It is like pi - sequences may repeat, but the whole thing never does.


It is also like pie (crusty, fruity, and delicious), or at least like a fritter, wherein we fritter away our Time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ray Kremer » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:26 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:
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StormAngel wrote:
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I also find it hard to believe that nobody already thought to make this:
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Nice! Let's see, how would that work as a Garfield Minus Garfield?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:30 pm UTC

I missed the most exiting thing since the wowterfall because I was shoe shopping of all things. The town hall clock has a nice ONG though.
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k.bookbinder wrote:The fence reminds me of split rail, but with chicken wire, or wire mesh, on one side. Like this:
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Well-spotted! Someone earlier suggested barbed wire, but I would judge that the rails are far too thick for that. But a heavy mesh fence, zoomed out to invisibility, might well leave just such small ticks visible along the length of the rails.

Of course, the possibility also exists that the fence rails are strung with tiny Christmas lights, but I must concede the likelihood of such to be exceedingly remote.


Oooh, I like the Christmas lights theory. I hereby second that. Any thirds?

Yeps, a thirds here. Definitely christmas lights!

There is a thirds in the thread somewhere, but xe hasn't reported in today.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:33 pm UTC

Is that another mini trebuchet on the raised bit between Megball and the hut?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:48 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:
taixzo wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:Oh wow! Exciting things have happened whilst I was a-coma! First a barbed wire fence, then a whole shed! Though, as some have pointed out, it does look rather flimsy. In fact, my first thought was that it looked like it was made of a child's building blocks, like this, though unless there were some scale shenanigans going on, that wouldn't make much sense. On the more realistic side, I could swear I've seen a loosely-built brick house like that before, with the holes in the bricks intended to let air through easily (as someone else mentioned, in support of the Africanists/Madagascarians) but google images is failing me.

As for maths, I'm pretty sure we already have this conversation - the OTT certainly is a loop ;)


The OTT is not a loop! It is like pi - sequences may repeat, but the whole thing never does.


It is also like pie (crusty, fruity, and delicious), or at least like a fritter, wherein we fritter away our Time.


Indeed! Mmm, pie.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:52 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:In some ways, the shed/shack/building reminds me of stacked rubber tires. Perhaps it is the stack of something behind the shed that is causing this. The gaps in its construction simply do not make sense.


Actually, animal shelters built from rough boards look a lot like this. They are intended to keep the rain off, mostly, or the sun. Especially useful in terrain without many trees. If the climate is warm the chinks could easily be intentional. Weathering also causes this.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:59 pm UTC

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Ray Kremer wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:
StormAngel wrote:
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I also find it hard to believe that nobody already thought to make this:
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Nice! Let's see, how would that work as a Garfield Minus Garfield?
It's a sqrt(-Garfield)

For those of you keeping score at home, it went live on the site a few days ago.

It would be awesome if Time were released as a newspaper comic. 24 frames a day, could be spread through the paper like previous flipbook suggestions, or slowed down to an evil 1fpd...

I suppose the same applies to othercomics, but the internet cuts out the middle man
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:01 pm UTC

ContinuONG:

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Also, the squirrelpy was like a wip ago, but I just noticed this: http://xkcd.com/167/
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:16 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:<snip> On the more realistic side, I could swear I've seen a loosely-built brick house like that before, with the holes in the bricks intended to let air through easily (as someone else mentioned, in support of the Africanists/Madagascarians) but google images is failing me.


Drying shed?
Made with pallets or wooden slats.
Made from concrete or adobe of some sort?
A modern clothes-drying shed from Ireland - pictures 2 and 3, especially.
This type of tobacco-drying shed is the kind that first occurred to me, but it's not very like ours.

Or it could be a shearing shed or this sort of stone shepherd's hut which could explain the roofline. I came across several interesting possibilities just on the first page of images, using ‘stone shepherd's hut’ for my search terms.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:22 pm UTC

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Has anyone in the last 800-odd pages tried comparing the events of the OTC to famous literary journeys? There are a few parallels, for instance, to The Pilgrim's Progress, though that story's strong religious message seems out of place here. Still, Megball's doubts and hesitations along the way do give their journey something of the feel of a pilgrimage.

Has it been 10 years already? I don't remember Cueball facing the Cyclops either, and I'm pretty sure that there would have been a lot of discussion as to whether his name was really "Noman"

So....probably not the Odyssey.
Although, Cueball's recent actions do evoke Campbell's rejection of the call.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:26 pm UTC

SBN wrote:This is the first time I've had to do one of those annoyingly difficult pages in ketchup mode, and I was so glad when mscha spoke up
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:28 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:mscha seems to be the current footnotes keeper (though i often defy his standards by using 3 as neat). i would recommend a weird footnote for "weird," maybe something like thisε.

ε weird

I like that, it's easier to remember than a number so you don't have to refer to mscha's sig... but needs to be copied and pasted as it's not on conventional keyboards...

It's just ALT+238
ε

I have a laptop, pretty sure you need a number pad for those.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:28 pm UTC

mscha wrote:ONG, it's a shed!
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You sure? It looks like an HP calculator to me (aither a big one or Cuegan are smaller than we thought)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:37 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:mscha seems to be the current footnotes keeper (though i often defy his standards by using 3 as neat). i would recommend a weird footnote for "weird," maybe something like thisε.

ε weird

I like that, it's easier to remember than a number so you don't have to refer to mscha's sig... but needs to be copied and pasted as it's not on conventional keyboards...

It's just ALT+238
ε

I have a laptop, pretty sure you need a number pad for those.

On my laptop it would be fn+alt+238, like this ε
I don't expect I'll use it much.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby wizpretz » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:38 pm UTC

Cuegan should use the shed for shelter. They've been traveling for [heresy] days [/heresy] (I assume, how long do you think they've been traveling) and I only remember seeing them sleep once.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:38 pm UTC

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k.bookbinder wrote:In some ways, the shed/shack/building reminds me of stacked rubber tires. Perhaps it is the stack of something behind the shed that is causing this. The gaps in its construction simply do not make sense.


Actually, animal shelters built from rough boards look a lot like this. They are intended to keep the rain off, mostly, or the sun. Especially useful in terrain without many trees. If the climate is warm the chinks could easily be intentional. Weathering also causes this.

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This is true. But, from what we're seeing, I think the segments that make up the structure are too short and wide, and the gaps too regular, to be accounted for by rough boards. Even well weathered ones. Also, if they were boards, and that much weathering had occurred, the structure would likely have shifted and not be so squares (especially that front end with the large window), I should think.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:46 pm UTC

It honestly looks like somebody boarded up a hole in the wall. the gaps are such that it looks like somebody just nailed them in, not caring too much about gaps.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:46 pm UTC

HES wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
Oooh, I like the Christmas lights theory. I hereby second that. Any thirds?

Yeps, a thirds here. Definitely christmas lights!

There is a thirds in the thread somewhere, but xe hasn't reported in today.

I knew no one reads my posts...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:48 pm UTC

SBN wrote:On my laptop it would be fn+alt+238, like this ε
I don't expect I'll use it much.

*tries* ...nope. Never mind, no biggie.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby wizpretz » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:56 pm UTC

thirds wrote:
HES wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
Oooh, I like the Christmas lights theory. I hereby second that. Any thirds?

Yeps, a thirds here. Definitely christmas lights!

There is a thirds in the thread somewhere, but xe hasn't reported in today.

I knew no one reads my posts...

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I read your posts. *Hugs*

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:59 pm UTC

Be assured, ye of little faith, BlitzGirl reads it ALL.

As do many others.

They just doesn't comment on it all.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:10 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ttscp » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:11 pm UTC

mscha wrote:MERCHANDISONGS...
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-- posted by newpixbot


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby EraObserver » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:13 pm UTC

jovialbard wrote:Be assured, ye of little faith, BlitzGirl reads it ALL.

As do many others.

They just doesn't comment on it all.


We need a secretary of commenting so that no post goes forgotten!!!!!

He can live in a dark, dank cave with little light, in tattered clothing and squirrel friends to bring him crumbly food... That should help him/her deal with the task.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:14 pm UTC

wizpretz wrote:
thirds wrote:
HES wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
Oooh, I like the Christmas lights theory. I hereby second that. Any thirds?

Yeps, a thirds here. Definitely christmas lights!

There is a thirds in the thread somewhere, but xe hasn't reported in today.

I knew no one reads my posts...

*bitter weeping*

I read your posts. *Hugs*

But does anyone read my posts? :cry:


I read your posts! *hugs* *and a little "boop" on the nose :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:16 pm UTC

Hmmm. So if they go in, how will we know? How will we know it isn't behind, or in front? I expect to be puzzled for a while, here.

We may never know, alas.

On the other hand some large horned beastie could come out to greet them (happily or otherwise).

Now, if I were GLR, planning this "simple webcomic", I'd take lots of tax exempt trips all over the world, taking pictures and eating cake, etc. Then the OTC becomes his remembrance of happy times on the road.

Remember how your friends used to trap you into watching their badly focused travel pictures? Something like that. Not that old, huh? Or were you the trapper, rather than the trappee?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:20 pm UTC

So, we've been arguing about what to call the things that we write - ottodies? Filks? Tim(e)odies? Whatever may be the case, I created one about it.

To the tune of "Music of the Night", from Phantom of the Opera:

The Music that We Write

Spoiler:
Waiting sharpens, heightens each sensation;
Molpies stir and wake imagination;
Discovered through enhances, as Comic time advances.

Slowly, hourly, newpix are revealed here;
Waiters mention references concealed here;
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Stay upon your quest to be Temporal Knight;
And listen to the music that we write.

Blitz the Thread, if you feel you're missing something here,
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before;
At the end, you've read all that came before!
And you'll wait, as you never have before.

Softly, loudly, waiters produce wonders;
Many pages, never pulled asunder;
Heresies bring candy, our modus operandi,
And flamewars quenched because we cannot fight;
Instead we share the music that we write.

Let our thread watch a journey through a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before -
Let Lord Randall take them where they should be!
Only then can they learn about the sea.

Outside, worldwide, time is passing faster;
No-one here can wait forever after;
We must sing today, create beauty straightaway,
Like the buttermolpyfly's amazing flight;
We do this with the music that we write.

You alone can make our songs take flight;
Help us make the music that we write.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rvloon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:25 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:So, we've been arguing about what to call the things that we write - ottodies? Filks? Tim(e)odies? Whatever may be the case, I created one about it.



If I had more time, I would definitely have a stab at recording this.

+1

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:30 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:So, we've been arguing about what to call the things that we write - ottodies? Filks? Tim(e)odies? Whatever may be the case, I created one about it.

To the tune of "Music of the Night", from Phantom of the Opera:
Spoiler:
The Music that We Write

[spoiler]Waiting sharpens, heightens each sensation;
Molpies stir and wake imagination;
Discovered through enhances, as Comic time advances.

Slowly, hourly, newpix are revealed here;
Waiters mention references concealed here;
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Stay upon your quest to be Temporal Knight;
And listen to the music that we write.

Blitz the Thread, if you feel you're missing something here,
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before;
At the end, you've read all that came before!
And you'll wait, as you never have before.

Softly, loudly, waiters produce wonders;
Many pages, never pulled asunder;
Heresies bring candy, our modus operandi,
And flamewars quenched because we cannot fight;
Instead we share the music that we write.

Let our thread watch a journey through a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before -
Let Lord Randall take them where they should be!
Only then can they learn about the sea.

Outside, worldwide, time is passing faster;
No-one here can wait forever after;
We must sing today, create beauty straightaway,
Like the buttermolpyfly's amazing flight;
We do this with the music that we write.

You alone can make our songs take flight;
Help us make the music that we write.


I lost it at "Heresies bring candy, our modus operandi" - well done!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:34 pm UTC

fhorn wrote:
wizpretz wrote:
thirds wrote:
HES wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
Oooh, I like the Christmas lights theory. I hereby second that. Any thirds?

Yeps, a thirds here. Definitely christmas lights!

There is a thirds in the thread somewhere, but xe hasn't reported in today.

I knew no one reads my posts...

*bitter weeping*

I read your posts. *Hugs*

But does anyone read my posts? :cry:


I read your posts! *hugs* *and a little "boop" on the nose :wink:

There's an attribution missing from the nested quotes above, but I'm stealing seconds for this post and can't go look for it right now...

I read your posts, too, thirds! And yours, wizpretz, and fhorn, and yours too, HES and Neil_Boekend, and Scarecrow, and Tin Man, and yours, too, Cowardly Lion! I did notice when you were mistakenly marked absent, thirds, but I forgot to mention it because of Outside.

No one took notice of my fairy-lights theory, either - or they didn't realize that fairy-lights and Christmas lights are the same thing...
I wrote: They walked right past the cairn - shoom, off goes the cairn into the apocrypha. Right past the... what, box like they had at the Sandcastle? Transformer for the fairy lights on the Christmas-cairn? Sewer entrance? ...and off that goes, into the land of never-was. RandallDammit, Randall! I have to coma now, what are you trying to do to me?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:35 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:So, we've been arguing about what to call the things that we write - ottodies? Filks? Tim(e)odies? Whatever may be the case, I created one about it.

To the tune of "Music of the Night", from Phantom of the Opera:

The Music that We Write

Spoiler:
Waiting sharpens, heightens each sensation;
Molpies stir and wake imagination;
Discovered through enhances, as Comic time advances.

Slowly, hourly, newpix are revealed here;
Waiters mention references concealed here;
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Stay upon your quest to be Temporal Knight;
And listen to the music that we write.

Blitz the Thread, if you feel you're missing something here,
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before;
At the end, you've read all that came before!
And you'll wait, as you never have before.

Softly, loudly, waiters produce wonders;
Many pages, never pulled asunder;
Heresies bring candy, our modus operandi,
And flamewars quenched because we cannot fight;
Instead we share the music that we write.

Let our thread watch a journey through a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before -
Let Lord Randall take them where they should be!
Only then can they learn about the sea.

Outside, worldwide, time is passing faster;
No-one here can wait forever after;
We must sing today, create beauty straightaway,
Like the buttermolpyfly's amazing flight;
We do this with the music that we write.

You alone can make our songs take flight;
Help us make the music that we write.


Brilliant! Bravo! Bravo! The last verse was my favorite, but oh! what a wonderful song. Filk, OTTody, whatever it be called, by any other name it is brilliant! :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:49 pm UTC

As far as thirds appreciation goes, I love your profile picture here.
And I reads everything that I sees.
I'm gonna go blitz sqrt-Garfield now.
I made my avatar, Buffygirl hatted it, Yappo smileyed it and ggh taroted it!
I've changed, witnessing this thing so beautiful

Good luck on blitzing, katakissa, username5243, musthavebeenmykarma, iskinner, thunk, GnomeAnne, and quantized ! Keep the signposts coming, we love em in the now!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:49 pm UTC

thirds wrote:I knew no one reads my posts...
I read them. As you know though, the flow of words and posts is pretty high around these parts!

@taixzo: "The Music that we Write" - Awesome - brought tears to my eyes!

My favorite line:
And flamewars quenched because we cannot fight;
Instead we share the music that we write.


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