1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:58 am UTC

Nah, it's just the wip-end. It always gets quiet in here on the wip-end...

...well, except for last wip-end, when the OTT was still suffering from End-of-Time aftershocks.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:02 am UTC

Exodies wrote:The growth of the present seems to have slowed. I wonder if you're all packing up and saying goodbyes.

Don't be ridiculous!
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ETA for mome: The baby chirpies, having flown off to safety, realised their talent for chirping and formed a chirpy barbershop quartet. They now perform all across the land, entertaining molpies everywhere.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:05 am UTC

For those who complained of the thread map's usability, does this look any better?


WRT papal decree: c'mon, I'm writing a story about this!
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Re: Goodbye

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:10 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:Hello everybody! As promised, I brought some cakes to share with y'all (very seaish):
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And, this being my 700th post, I have a few words to say.

I love this community. I love this place. And I love you all everybody.

This is one of the few places where I can truly be myself (or my projected self, at least). Sometimes being snarky, sometimes apologizing for it. Sometimes contributing, and sometimes just listening. Always gathering new knowledge about everything.


Hmm. This whole thing was much shorter than I'd thought. So here's a plusquack I know very well, my very favorite plusquack indeed:
We know now that in the early years of the one-hundred-tenth century, this world was being watched closely by intelligences greater than Cuegan's and yet as mortal as their own. We know now that as future human beings busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a human with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacence people went to and fro over the earth about their little affairs, serene in the assurance of their dominion over this small spinning fragment of solar driftwood which by chance or design they had inherited out of the dark mystery of Time and Faith. Yet across an immense timeless gulf, minds that are to their minds as ours are to the raptors in the jungle, intellects vast, cool and yet so sympathetic, regarded this world with curious eyes and slowly and surely drew their plans against the Sea.

(That's amazingly easy to adapt to any situation.)


And with this, I finish what's likely the last post on this account. And I go…

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:13 am UTC

*stops for a moment to appreciate the situational irony of the last post*

For decree: Friendly Beanie-1 Amtoo settles down with Beanette and they make dozens of Beanie Babies.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:15 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:*stops for a moment to appreciate the situational irony of the last post*

For decree: Friendly Beanie-1 Amtoo settles down with Beanette and they make dozens of Beanie Babies.

Dozens of what now?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:27 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:*stops for a moment to appreciate the situational irony of the last post*

For decree: Friendly Beanie-1 Amtoo settles down with Beanette and they make dozens of Beanie Babies.

Dozens of what now?
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Beanies are very adept at sewing children's toys collectors' items:

Lucky:
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Squirpy:
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Pricklymolp (actually named "Prickles"):
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For decree: Amtoo grows sick of manufacturing Beanie Babies and consents to being Rosetta's consort. They make several well-coiffed babies. Beanette stands outside the castle walls and hurls Beanie Babies at them with a trebuchet.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:35 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Beanies are very adept at sewing children's toys collectors' items:

Lucky:
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Squirpy:
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Snake:
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Pricklymolp (actually named "Prickles"):
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:mrgreen: 4! Now I want GLR to release official OTC stuffed molpies...

For decree, continued: The Chirpy Barbershop Quartet, despite being a huge hit in the molpy world, never manage to make it with humans, since to them, their songs contain nothing but expletives. However, being clever chirpies, they decided to use this to their advantage and start performing comedy songs, and became a well-loved comedy a cappella troupe, singing songs such as this.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:44 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote: :mrgreen: 4! Now I want GLR to release official OTC stuffed molpies...

I want a Lucky stuffed molpy so I can fling it at my roommate and yell, "RAPTORCAT ATTACK!"

For decree: Beanette finally constructs a large raptorcat model in an attempt to reenact the Trojan Horse ploy and get inside the castle. But when she tries to crawl inside of the raptorcat, it eats her. Turns out Lucky had been attracted by the decoy and took its place, in a maneuver now known as the Trojan Meowlpy.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:05 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote: :mrgreen: 4! Now I want GLR to release official OTC stuffed molpies...

I want a Lucky stuffed molpy so I can fling it at my roommate and yell, "RAPTORCAT ATTACK!"

Yes! :mrgreen:

This is quite a treeish selection of possible OTC merchandise we're building up... what else could we have... Beanish tower modelling kits! Functional dilgunnerangs! Even a steam bottleugh!

Well, I can think of more later. I must get some coma before my gig this evening. Molpy down.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:22 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:*stops for a moment to appreciate the situational irony of the last post*

For decree: Friendly Beanie-1 Amtoo settles down with Beanette and they make dozens of Beanie Babies.

This would make for some very long drawn out Beanie action then...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:27 am UTC

Sciscitor wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:*stops for a moment to appreciate the situational irony of the last post*

For decree: Friendly Beanie-1 Amtoo settles down with Beanette and they make dozens of Beanie Babies.

This would make for some very long drawn out Beanie action then...

Unless it takes place in the dark. Then there's hardly any drawing at all, just solid black newpix. :wink:

For decree: Amtoo, furious at Lucky for eating Beanette, declares a war on all raptorcats. The raptorcats, learning of this, attack the Beanish city in the night while all the Beanies are sleeping (or otherwise occupied). All of the Beanish people get eaten. Thus ends the Time after Time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:28 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:For decree, continued: The Chirpy Barbershop Quartet, despite being a huge hit in the molpy world, never manage to make it with humans, since to them, their songs contain nothing but expletives. However, being clever chirpies, they decided to use this to their advantage and start performing comedy songs, and became a well-loved comedy a cappella troupe, singing songs such as this.

Or this.
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Further Map Investigation

Postby waveney » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:03 am UTC

I tried looking at the map in 2906 to as well as 2907 to see if there was any dithering - there wasn't :cry:

However it did allow a closer invesigation of the areas covered with the dashed coastline, so here is version 3:

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Modification to locations 10, 16, 17 and a new 19

1. Clear Square dot and possibly some small writing - Bilbao?
2. Another Square dot - somewhere in the region of Carcassone to Beziers. Carcassone might be a good working assumption
3. Possible dot -could be Huelva or some place near it
4. Another Square dot and some small writing - New Rome?
5. Known Gibraltar beanish 933
6. Known Baleric Sea in Beanish
7. Known Ionian Sea in Beanish
8. Beanish 34cGX
9. Two Beanish Labels: 2JMX' and 433? The castle also appears to have a square blob.
10. Writing? (I no longer think there is a Square dot, as not on 2906)
11. River name?
12. Another named Sea? Adriatic?
13. Another named Sea?
14. Name of River?
15. Another named Sea? Adriatic?
16. Duck? (See unenhanced) with writing above partially hidden by dashed coastline.
17. River name? (Expanded in version 3)
18. The heavy dotted line here overlaps - might be mustard
19. Writing hidden by dashed coastline.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikro2nd » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:06 am UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:Beanie action? BEANIE ACTION???? Are you sure about that? Wellll. OK, but I warned you. Better spoiler it.
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So that's what "Boom de Yada" looks like in Beanscript!

ETA for da Pope: Rosetta, incensed by the theft of her valuable and ancient maps, sets out after Megball to retrieve the maps. Not long away she encounters Lucky who, having failed to snack on Cueball is pretty hungry, so eats Rosetta instead. Thus ends... oh wait...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:10 am UTC

xpatiate wrote:
foilman wrote:BoppONG again on their way past


Are you sure? I thought maybe the bush bopped them back :twisted:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:18 am UTC

mscha wrote:Random question for Angelastic: any chance of a double-dactyl detector that can be run on the OTT text?

There's a chance; I've already been thinking about doing it. Not today though. Today I have a hat museum to visit.

yappobiscuits wrote:
ZoomanSP wrote:
Angelastic wrote:People Sitting
an ottification of Johnny Saucep'nmp3 by Moxy Früvous
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Well, it was just two people sitting when we came upon this comic,
and the readers said, 'it's deep, but Randall's workload's subatomic.'
But somewhere yet unnoticed Randall's JavaScript? was grooving,
and in thirty minutesH, holy wow, the story started moving:

Castles, cat fights, trebuchets, long nights,
beanies, molpies, squirpies, chirpies,
wowterfalls, dilgunnerangs, wow trees, salt seas,
huge rooms, sand dunes, French girls, certain doom,
linguists, campfires, healing cream, grapevines,
Pokemolps, beesnakes, worm-snakes too,
face-hillbugs, steam bottle ughs and a shooting star and a castleraft and lands afar.

Well, it was just two people sitting when we came upon this comic,
but the genius Randall sniped us with proportions astronomic,
and the waiters are in mourning now the comic's not quite dead,
but we'll always have a home now in this strange and wowterful thread.

Castles, cat fights, trebuchets, long nights,
beanies, molpies, squirpies, chirpies,
wowterfalls, dilgunnerangs, wow trees, salt seas,
huge rooms, sand dunes, French girls, certain doom,
linguists, campfires, healing cream, grapevines,
Pokemolps, beesnakes, worm-snakes too,
face-hillbugs, steam bottle ughs and a shooting star and a castleraft and lands afar.

?Did anyone notice the JavaScript?
mp3This is a direct link to a live mp3. There is a live version on YouTube, but the sound is not as good.
Image4! Now I'm waiting for yappobiscuits to record this... :twisted:

:shock: That would be at least as hard to sing as Every Newframe's Awefulsome!
That's what I thought (only, with The Elements in place of Every Newframe's Awefulsome, and 'way harder' in place of 'at least as hard') when I first considered memorising the original. But you know what? It actually isn't, because it's shorter, and once you know the individual lines there's little chance of getting them in the wrong order, so you can practise remembering them faster without even looking. However, on a quick read-through I notice that 'wowterfalls dilgunnerangs' is a bit of a mouthful, even at album speed, which is slower than the live version I linked.

By the way, I added an accent to pokémolps, in case anyone doesn't realise it's three syllables. I don't remember who came up with that term, but I liked it.

Yappo, I think that now that Time is **** and there are articles out there explaining where all this creativity came from, you should make all your Timesongs public, maybe with a link to the Wired article or something like that, all in one go so that subscribers only get one big notification about it. Or at least put them all into a (possibly public) playlist; that way (AFAIK) nobody is notified, but we Waiters or anyone specifically looking for such a playlist could easily find them all without clicking on a whole lot of individual links from the wiki. Also, I challenge you to cover Da Vinci's Notebook songs (especially the ones that actually contain bad words) in the style of the Chirpy Barbershop Quartet.

Re: monomolpy: Apparently, they're replacing the iron with a cat, so that should be Lucky.

(Re: Things I'm proud of in the thread: working out Lucky's name.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:42 am UTC

TheMinim wrote:I have heard from the past that Vytron and HAL9000 are lost in time. I hope they fare well, where ever that may be.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:19 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:Where did all the quote-creating folks go?
You know what? I'm out. I'll go back to watching Lord Randall's other creations.

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(Doing a bit of scrolling back and arrived here)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:57 am UTC

Now that the Sea has returned to Barcelona, Megan and Cueball have resumed their former life together. They open a cafe in Las Ramblas, serving delicacies to tourists from New Amsterdam. However, everything is over-salted so they don't do very well, and spend much of their time on the beach building sand castles, out of sand this time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:04 am UTC

CasCat wrote:
Exodies wrote:Two depressing things for a kvetcheruper:
When you go to the next page and the last page number has increased by more than one.
When you see someone's centenary cake and their post count is almost at the next one.


"Kvetcher-upper" -- one who complains while ketchupping? :lol:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:13 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Cuegan's Flight
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Stricken mute
Far remote
Please repeat:
We're too late?

We look at the map and decipher the note
Survival reduced now to chances minute...

Death that our home cannot fight
Death that only we can cheat
Armed with knowledge, let's take flight
Desperation makes us fleet

Rivers float
Watch their height
Chirpies wait
Keyboards scoot

The Forty's escape routes appear to be slight
Fear catches and snags in your gut, in my throat...

Hear our hearts' relentless beat
Suddenly there's no more Wait
Must not stop our moving feet
Keep that hurried frantic gait
There's a deadline we must beat
Flee the Sea or face our fate

Think not that we're finished, that's just a mis-quote
The tale's not done and The End's ours to write...

Treeish!

yappobiscuits wrote:800!

:shock: I guess there's only one appropriate cake to congratulate you:
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Da Vinci's notebook cake!

DrSamCarter wrote:
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My first photomanip. Frame 36 - the poignancy and innocence of the early single sand/salt castle. And the sense of anticipation of things to come from the looming clouds.

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4!

For the mome:
The snake made its way up the mountain when it noticed that the sea1 was rising. It came to a nice iron gate, and as soon as it passed through inbetweeen the bars, it was picked up by a little beanie boy. He wanted to frighten his sister, but she didn't fear the snake. The snake then became good friends with the beanie girl's turtlemolpy, and they often basked in the sun together, remembering the Time when they encountered that unhattedε couple.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jolleychris » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:31 am UTC

A question...

Now that time is ended (sniff, sniff) has GLR gone on record anywhere to explain anything about the OTC?
I want to know facts! What gave him the idea? Did it just start out as a massive trolling and develop? Was there a reason it suddenly got all frantic and felt 'hurried'? How long were the pictures taking to produce? How did the hashes work?
I'd buy the book for sure.. But I figured by now there'd be a post, message, blog, *something* out there from him giving a sort of brief history of 'time'.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:44 am UTC

jolleychris wrote:A question...

Now that time is ended (sniff, sniff) has GLR gone on record anywhere to explain anything about the OTC?
I want to know facts! What gave him the idea? Did it just start out as a massive trolling and develop? Was there a reason it suddenly got all frantic and felt 'hurried'? How long were the pictures taking to produce? How did the hashes work?
I'd buy the book for sure.. But I figured by now there'd be a post, message, blog, *something* out there from him giving a sort of brief history of 'time'.

Like this one:
http://blag.xkcd.com/
or this one:
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/08/xkcd-time-comic/
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dawnfire » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:44 am UTC

jolleychris wrote:A question...

Now that time is ended (sniff, sniff) has GLR gone on record anywhere to explain anything about the OTC?
I want to know facts! What gave him the idea? Did it just start out as a massive trolling and develop? Was there a reason it suddenly got all frantic and felt 'hurried'? How long were the pictures taking to produce? How did the hashes work?
I'd buy the book for sure.. But I figured by now there'd be a post, message, blog, *something* out there from him giving a sort of brief history of 'time'.


Damn, ninja'd!
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Indeed, he's gone on the record in a couple of places:

xkcd blag
Wired article

Worth reading if you haven't already. Though don't bother with the comments on the Wired article, bunch of trolls. Do spare a moment for those on the blag - people have written some wonderful things.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tresoldi » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:08 pm UTC

Davidy wrote:This, and other translations/transliterations all have Cuegan meeting Haircut and having the Beanies point out that "she is injured". At this point in their journey, her leg has either been healed, or at least she is no longer showing signs of an injury, and there is no subsequent mention or sign of the injury. Because of this, I doubt that the mention of an injury is accurate. The Beanies' words to Haircut could well have been "They seek knowledge", or "We thought you'd like to meet them."

As far as "cream for healing", wouldn't "medicine" or "salve" work better?


I am not completely sure about the injury either, but I haven't found or read a better speculation. In frame 2664, there is little doubt that the Beanie points to Megan's leg, which he promptly examines. The first word in his/her sentence, ᔪᘝᓄᐧ, is likely a WH-word (my guess is "what", but could be anything apart from "where") and by Zipf's law the other words are too short to be uncommon. "knowledge" would make more sense in the sentence when they are introduced to Haircut, but it seems very unprobable in the first one. Can you fit "knowledge" in the first sentence?

Regarding "cream", it was just a guess that made it easier for me to discuss it, if I remember correctly I found it in the Wikia translations. I used "cream" because, in the picnic scene (frame 2797), the Beanie refers to the food as ᒣᓭᐧᖊᔑ,which is just like ᘊᒣᓭᐧᖊᔑ without the ᘊ- prefix and there is tendency for this prefix to be part of noun morphology (I previously thought it was a plural mark, but I'm not very sure about it anymore). "Cream" was just an English word suitable for both eating and healing. It could also be a modifier loosely translated as "that-gives-you-health", acceptable for both eating and healing.

(and I know these could be cases of homonymy, but I hope Randall wasn't so mean with his language-crackers...)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tresoldi » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:13 pm UTC

AnotherKevin wrote:
taixzo wrote:As shown, they Beanies say the first part of the medicine name when Cuegan ask them about the food. "Cream" is a guess, but it needs to be something that minus the ending part could be the name of a food.


"Goose grease"

"Coconut oil"

"Cornmeal poultice," "pumpkin poultice"

"Tincture of [herb]; oil of [herb]"


This is entirely possible; I looked for a noun because the name of the seas indicate a tendency for Beanish to postpone modifiers, unlike English. But it really is just a tendency, at most, based in a single occurence.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tresoldi » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:31 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
@tresoldi Regarding your translation: Would it still work if GLR decided to make the grammar subject verb object? Is there any syllabic indication the he might be using verb conjugation, as is common among European languages?



I am assuming a SVO order, for the only reason that it is the most common among Western European languages, form where I hope he evolved Beanish. Given that there seems to be tendency for Beanish to postpone modifiers, it would require less assumptions -- but the language does seem to favor prefixes over suffixes, which is against this very tendency. Questions seem to work very differently, however.

Unless GLR designed something very, very different from the languages I know, we can safely assume that the language uses a conjugation system similar to Romance languages (i.e., each person has its form), and just like most Romance languages it makes personal pronouns unnecessary. However, it's hard to guess how its verbs work: once more, the language seems to dislike suffixes, and in fact the verbal system could very well use infixes, like Semitic languages. But I can't say much without overusing the words "likely" and "probably" regarding verbs; I will only say that I assume that ᖚᐧᘖᖗᑫ (frame 2734 and 2836) and ᖚᒣᑕᑫᓭ (frame 2806) are forms of a verb "to go", the first one in the future (I have some other speculations in the blog, if you like, but they are just that, speculations).

I am also pretty certain that Beanish does not uses general determiners (i.e., articles) as single words, but some of the noun features could be (in)determinative articles incorporated into the nouns.
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Re: Further Map Investigation

Postby tresoldi » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:40 pm UTC

waveney wrote:I tried looking at the map in 2906 to as well as 2907 to see if there was any dithering - there wasn't :cry:

However it did allow a closer invesigation of the areas covered with the dashed coastline, so here is version 3:

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Modification to locations 10, 16, 17 and a new 19

1. Clear Square dot and possibly some small writing - Bilbao?
2. Another Square dot - somewhere in the region of Carcassone to Beziers. Carcassone might be a good working assumption
3. Possible dot -could be Huelva or some place near it
4. Another Square dot and some small writing - New Rome?
5. Known Gibraltar beanish 933
6. Known Baleric Sea in Beanish
7. Known Ionian Sea in Beanish
8. Beanish 34cGX
9. Two Beanish Labels: 2JMX' and 433? The castle also appears to have a square blob.
10. Writing? (I no longer think there is a Square dot, as not on 2906)
11. River name?
12. Another named Sea? Adriatic?
13. Another named Sea?
14. Name of River?
15. Another named Sea? Adriatic?
16. Duck? (See unenhanced) with writing above partially hidden by dashed coastline.
17. River name? (Expanded in version 3)
18. The heavy dotted line here overlaps - might be mustard
19. Writing hidden by dashed coastline.

Spoiler:
time map v003.png


Someone has already said that 13 (and perhaps 4) could be the Tyrrhenian sea. In a comment, "edo" pointed in my blog that 8 could be the Rhone, but I think it could also be one of the labels in 9.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby the_Dex » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:11 pm UTC

Hello again from the past!

riverssong wrote:
Grepus wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
keithl wrote:<snip>

Here you go: http://kieryn.com/xkcd-time/

<snip>

<snip>

That's pretty awesome, Kieryn. Nicely done.

<snip>



I decided to check out the link. The discussion currently is about auto generated castles, and that was pretty cool, but... charts! Graphs! OTTer statistics!

Quit putting the shiny distractions in front of me! I've only improved my delta T by one NP in a week wip. Focus Dex, focus!

Seriously though, much props Kieryn. Those charts contained just about everything that popped into my head the last couple of days reading (e.g. I wonder how many people first posted since 7/26, when did <insert OTTer> first post).


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Re: Further Map Investigation

Postby AnotherKevin » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:12 pm UTC

waveney wrote:17. River name? (Expanded in version 3)


The rivers have changed in the millennia. It looks as if the flows of the Sinni, the Agri, the Cavone and the Basento are conjoined, but fail (at least seasonally) before they reach the Ionian.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dawnfire » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:19 pm UTC

I fear I might be addicted to this now. :oops:

I thought I should try to do some justice to the first time we saw some real dialogue (ignoring the Later-Bye exchange). Hope you like it.

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Our Way

Postby mikro2nd » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:27 pm UTC

I offer a song, along the lines, and to the tune of My Way by Frank Sinatra:

Our Way

And now The End has come
And so we face the final newpix
Others, they'll say it's done
To which I'll say there's still a few tricks

We've lived a Time that passed
While Meg and Cue hiked every which-way
And more, much more than this
I OTTed my way

Mustard, we've seen a few
But then again too few to mention
We did what we had to do
The flames were quenched, avoiding tension

I planned to get more sleep
Each chirpin' frame along the ONG day
And wait, oh we did wait
I OTTed my way

Yes there were filks, I saw them too
When I tried to watch but coma'd through
And through the fade when there was doubt
When Cueball Pfffth'd and spit it out
We shared some cake
We shouted Snake
We OTTed our way

I've ONGed, I've laughed and cried
Obeyed decrees, and I've been ninja'd
The threats of comfy chair
And speak of steaks, badly singéd

To think we did all that
And it's been fun, those ghastly puns
Oh yes, we got some hats
We OTTed our way

For what are OTTers, what have we got
If not the pix, then just the OTT
We'll sing those songs that scarcely rhyme
With Beanish words from out of Time
The pix that glow, the OTTed prose
I OTTed my way

Yes, it was our way

ETA an ONG:
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Re: Further Map Investigation

Postby waveney » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:30 pm UTC

tresoldi wrote:
waveney wrote:I tried looking at the map in 2906 to as well as 2907 to see if there was any dithering - there wasn't :cry:

However it did allow a closer invesigation of the areas covered with the dashed coastline, so here is version 3:

Image


Someone has already said that 13 (and perhaps 4) could be the Tyrrhenian sea. In a comment, "edo" pointed in my blog that 8 could be the Rhone, but I think it could also be one of the labels in 9.


13 Accepted - I had seen the note and then carefully forgot to act upon it.
4 It is labelling something else and I thick it is the square dot (but could be the river2)
8 I will indicate that it could be the Rhone but agree it could be one of those in 9

Also add 14: River2 flowing through the Straight of Messina. So it might be called the Messina. And possible rivers for 11 and 17.

So Current features are now:
Version 3.1: Modification to locations 8, 11, 13, 14, 17

1. Clear Square dot and some small writing - Bilbao?
2. Another Square dot - somewhere in the region of Carcassone to Beziers. Carcassone might be a good working assumption
3. Possible dot -could be Huelva or some place near it
4. Another Square dot and some small writing - New Rome?
5. Known Gibraltar beanish 933
6. Known Baleric Sea in Beanish
7. Known Ionian Sea in Beanish
8. Beanish 34cGX Perhaps the name of the river – the Rhone, but it might be in 9
9. Two Beanish Labels: 2JMX' and 433? The castle also appears to have a square blob.
10. Writing? (I no longer think there is a Square dot, as not on other page)
11. River name? Rio Segura?
12. Another named Sea? Adriatic?
13. Another named Sea? Tyrrhenian sea?
14. Name of River? This flows through the straight of Messina so might be called the River Messina.
15. Another named Sea? Adriatic?
16. Duck? (See unenhanced) with writing above partially hidden by dashed coastline.
17. River name? Possibly the Bradano?
18. The heavy dotted line here overlaps - might be mustard
19. Writing hidden by dashed coastline.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby adnapemit » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:31 pm UTC

dawnfire wrote:I fear I might be addicted to this now. :oops:

I thought I should try to do some justice to the first time we saw some real dialogue (ignoring the Later-Bye exchange). Hope you like it.

Image

Another beautiful picture.
I completely encourage your addiction if it means pretty picture and don't worry if you do all the frames maybe we could just feature your lovely images by themselves or rename the wiki page dawnfire's OTColored featuring a few others :D .
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Re: Further Map Investigation

Postby waveney » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:39 pm UTC

AnotherKevin wrote:
waveney wrote:17. River name? (Expanded in version 3)


The rivers have changed in the millennia. It looks as if the flows of the Sinni, the Agri, the Cavone and the Basento are conjoined, but fail (at least seasonally) before they reach the Ionian.


Agreed - I think the most significant river in the area is the Bradano - but I could easily be wrong.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dawnfire » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:45 pm UTC

Not sure Megan and Cue are any good at map readONG...

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redundant:
Spoiler:
herebefore.jpg

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:53 pm UTC

Jokern wrote:Delurker here! o/
<snip>
ETA: also what is this?

{P1193}
ETA is a sign of vanity. The Tread records how many edits you did to your post and lots of people worry that we will look at "edited 2 times" and think it was to correct spelling or replace theres with they're and all the other absurd nit picking obsessions which seem to bedevil message systems. ETA - Edit To Add - see? Not to correct, but to add; a nice warm thing; gives a slight flavour of absent minded genius. So when you see it, you can think "self obsessed chirp".

ETA: no, no, no. I just wanted to say that editing your last post is hazardous when you are on a long slow blitz. The danger of spoilers is highly likely. (Also removed an ugly apostrophe.)
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Re: Our Way

Postby dawnfire » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:17 pm UTC

mikro2nd wrote:I offer a song, along the lines, and to the tune of My Way by Frank Sinatra:

Our Way
Spoiler:
And now The End has come
And so we face the final newpix
Others, they'll say it's done
To which I'll say there's still a few trickses

We've lived a Time that passed
While Meg and Cue hiked every which-way
And more, much more than this
I OTTed my way

Mustard, we've seen a few
But then again too few to mention
We did what we had to do
The flames were quenched, avoiding tension

I planned to get more sleep
Each chirpin' frame along the ONG day
And wait, oh we did wait
I OTTed my way

Yes there were filks, I saw them too
When I tried to watch but coma'd through
And through the fade when there was doubt
When Cueball Pfffth'd and spit it out
We shared some cake
We shouted Snake
We OTTed our way

I've ONGed, I've laughed and cried
Obeyed decrees, and I've been ninja'd
The threats of comfy chair
And speak of steaks, badly singéd

To think we did all that
And it's been fun, those ghastly puns
Oh yes, we got some hats
We OTTed our way

For what are OTTers, what have we got
If not the pix, then just the OTT
We'll sing those songs that scarcely rhyme
With Beanish words from out of Time
The pix that glow, the OTTed prose
I OTTed my way

Yes, it was our way

Great OTTification there, mikro2nd. I think we're all OTTing it our way. :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby DrSamCarter » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:21 pm UTC

Frame 1293. It would help if I knew how to drive Illustrator in something other than first gear (or, as is probably a more correct analogy, it would help if I knew how to even start it!). It was much better in my head.

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I feel rude for not expressing admiration to specific OTTers for all the OTTIfications and colourings and manips and witty interpretations, but I keep losing track of who did what and the wowterful but overwhelming thing is the astonishing rapidity with which they appear. They are all appreciated.


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