1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:54 pm UTC

svenman wrote:Found this on NP 724 while searching the thread for further additions to this wiki page:

lmjb1964 wrote:As penance for any flame-bait I may have contributed, I offer a song:
"It's the most wonderful thread on the net." (I started with "on the web," but couldn't think of any words that rhymed with "web.")
Spoiler:
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
With the posters all posting,
And all of us boasting, “There’s no flame wars yet!”
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.

It's the hap-happiest thread of them all.
We make sharing appealing
And unhappy feeling we try to forestall.
It's the hap-happiest thread of them all.

We have people that write songs
And cool bots that post ONGs
And people that make awesome graphs.
There is great animation
And folks from each nation who
Share in the stories and laughs.

It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
We discuss each new theory
And answer each query with
“Yes, sure, you bet!”
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.

We have science and cool hats
And even a few cats
And artwork and puzzles sublime.
The road may get rocky
But read “Jabberwalky”
To realize how special is “Time.”

It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
And I cherish this new bond
Of each of you I’m fond,
Though we’ve never met.
It's the most wonderful thread,
It's the most wonderful thread,
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.


I assume this is an ottification of an original song. Can anyone tell me what that is?


"It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - It's a popular Christmas song.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:55 pm UTC

buffygirl wrote:Hi All! Home and just finished watching the OTC on Geekwagon. The End????? WTF!!!

But actually, it sorta works for me -- the brief sandcastle building before they see land, the "C'mon, Let's See" mood reflecting their original adventurous spirits. I was surprised it ended, but not disappointed in the ending. HOWEVER -- I viewed the pics immediately in succession to one another. I'm not sure how I would feel if I actually experienced the OTT version of the OTC!

So -- can someone direct me to whichever page on the OTT where the "The End" pic occurred, so I can experience it in the past with you all? Thank you!! (a PM plus a Post would be awesome, because I'm not yet in a position to actively follow the OTT). Hmmm ... although I could probably find it myself if I looked in the right way. Well, ok, so an alternative is to remind me about which of the many tools I can use to find it myself!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:55 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:
svenman wrote:Found this on NP 724 while searching the thread for further additions to this wiki page:
lmjb1964 wrote:As penance for any flame-bait I may have contributed, I offer a song:
"It's the most wonderful thread on the net." (I started with "on the web," but couldn't think of any words that rhymed with "web.")
Spoiler:
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
With the posters all posting,
And all of us boasting, “There’s no flame wars yet!”
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.

It's the hap-happiest thread of them all.
We make sharing appealing
And unhappy feeling we try to forestall.
It's the hap-happiest thread of them all.

We have people that write songs
And cool bots that post ONGs
And people that make awesome graphs.
There is great animation
And folks from each nation who
Share in the stories and laughs.

It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
We discuss each new theory
And answer each query with
“Yes, sure, you bet!”
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.

We have science and cool hats
And even a few cats
And artwork and puzzles sublime.
The road may get rocky
But read “Jabberwalky”
To realize how special is “Time.”

It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
And I cherish this new bond
Of each of you I’m fond,
Though we’ve never met.
It's the most wonderful thread,
It's the most wonderful thread,
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.

I assume this is an ottification of an original song. Can anyone tell me what that is?

"It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - It's a popular Christmas song.

Andy Williams sings it.
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Postby smolloy » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:04 pm UTC

P200 coincided with the one (heretical) week anniversary of Time (as well as being April Fools Day). A nice little coincidence, but it's not hard to notice that people seem to be disappointed that nothing "big" happened in the comic to mark this occasion. Just Megan building an ever higher tower in the centre of the sandcastle. If only they knew... :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:08 pm UTC

More blindposting mini-ketchup:

HES wrote:With apologies to yappo
Spoiler:
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: ) Even with this warning, I would download it every time.

jjjdavidson wrote:
Latent22 wrote:Someone needs to make one of these OSH things with 4 similar but slightly different snips of the OTC and put it in a super slow animated gif.

Oooh, that's a Black Hat idea for certain. "Okay, this has gotta be the one; that's exactly how Cueball was holding his arm. I'll just check the OSH again... ??? ...Chirp me, I was sure I had it. But look at Megan's bag; I just saw that...yeah, here it is, just like the OSH─ ‽‽‽ What the mustard is going on?"

Oh, at first I didn't understand what Latent22 meant. Thanks for clarifying. Latent22, that is EVIL! :twisted:

ZoomanSP wrote:And a question for all y'all: What did Lucky do under Denali?

?? No-one's posted an answer yet that I can see...

Whizbang wrote:
Spoiler:
Past-Time
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From http://xkcd.com/1222

hahahaha

mikro2nd wrote:
Zorin_75 wrote:http://boingboing.net/2013/08/05/making-sense-of-beanish-x.html

By implication it would seem that Cory Doctorow is keeping at least a casual eye on the OTT. Is Cory MobTeesBoose?

Aha! Mystery solved!

Whizbang wrote:
Rosetta and Bob
Spoiler:
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From http://xkcd.com/177/

Nice job with the Rosettaspeak. And I didn't understand the original, so the OTTification loses nothing for me. :D

thirds wrote:Blindposting from newpage 1150.

I have arrived back at the OTC/OTT terminal from a long dispatch to the Outside. I find myself 189 newpages in the past. I am a little afraid because I do not even know if Time is continuing or if it has ended... Never have I needed to blitz, from the beginning of the OTC, but now my journey is clear.

Onward I go, through the cobwebs of Time past (for you) and Time future (for me). I hope to make good progress and the velocity of the OTT is not unsurmountable.

Until Then.

Yay, thirds is back, even if in the past!

I love this from jovialbard's quote..."something is about to have happened before."

I love the OSH idea! Hope that continues.

I was wondering about Exodies comment. Sounds like it didn't mean what it sounded like it meant. I hope not!

Edited because change one lousy thing and it mustards up the whole post. :( And now there's some error and I can't find it. Finally found the chirping chirpety chirp mistake. Chirp.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jetpac » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:08 pm UTC

== Blindpost from NP 1326/1341 ==

I'm still a ways back in the past, but on the off-chance I haven't been ninja'd yet, there's an article on GigaOM about tresoldi's work on Beanish.

If I was indeed ninja'd, then just take this post as a congrats to tresoldi! From the little bit I've understood of your work, you deserve every bit of recognition!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:08 pm UTC

Ack the spoiler-quote tagpocalypse is upon us! :shock:

svenman wrote:Found this on NP 724 while searching the thread for further additions to this wiki page:

lmjb1964 wrote:As penance for any flame-bait I may have contributed, I offer a song:
"It's the most wonderful thread on the net." (I started with "on the web," but couldn't think of any words that rhymed with "web.")
Spoiler:
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
With the posters all posting,
And all of us boasting, “There’s no flame wars yet!”
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.

It's the hap-happiest thread of them all.
We make sharing appealing
And unhappy feeling we try to forestall.
It's the hap-happiest thread of them all.

We have people that write songs
And cool bots that post ONGs
And people that make awesome graphs.
There is great animation
And folks from each nation who
Share in the stories and laughs.

It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
We discuss each new theory
And answer each query with
“Yes, sure, you bet!”
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.

We have science and cool hats
And even a few cats
And artwork and puzzles sublime.
The road may get rocky
But read “Jabberwalky”
To realize how special is “Time.”

It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
And I cherish this new bond
Of each of you I’m fond,
Though we’ve never met.
It's the most wonderful thread,
It's the most wonderful thread,
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.


I assume this is an ottification of an original song. Can anyone tell me what that is?

That would be a Christmas song - "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" sung by Andy Williams. YouTube link.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:20 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:
svenman wrote:I assume this is an ottification of an original song. Can anyone tell me what that is?


"It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - It's a popularChristmas Back-to-School song.

FTFY
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:20 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:"It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - It's a popular Christmas song.

jjjdavidson wrote:
Whizbang wrote:"It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - It's a popular Christmas song.

Andy Williams sings it.

BlitzGirl wrote:That would be a Christmas song - "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" sung by Andy Williams. Youtube link.

Thank you all. I had actually got that far by googling, only the lyrics that I found to me didn't seem to match lmjb1964's lyrics well enough, so that threw me off...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:23 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:For all those interested...

Here is a height-map of the Time world I just rendered using some free bathymetric data I found online:
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For calibration:
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The region is from 39.72, 3.46 (bottom left) to 43.54, 8.22 (top right)

Depth data is such that a value of #000000 would correspond to a depth (from current sea level) of 5300 m (a little over the lowest point in the Mediterranean) and a value of #FFFFFF would be sea level. However any pure black or white values in the image really mean it's at or above current sea level. Positive elevation data is currently not included in the image, but I'm sure that could easily be added at some point.


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Hmm...this may be useful if I ever continue with that 3Dification project I was doing. Gonna be a bit harder now that the castle has become a raft...but at least there's not new terrain being drawn now! *pitiful attempt at optimism*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:32 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
Whizbang wrote:
svenman wrote:I assume this is an ottification of an original song. Can anyone tell me what that is?


"It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - It's a popularChristmas Back-to-School song.

FTFY
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Re: Ketchup...

Postby ChronosDragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:33 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:On a more solemn note, things have taken a turn for me financially and I won't be able to spend as much Time with y'all as I used to.
(The Outside can be a chirped up place.)
I'll still be posting and ottifying and such, but probably won't be around as frequently. :(


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Oh, that's a real shame! You're such a huge contributor to this thread, no wonder the future (present) seems to be going slower! Well, at least you're not leaving completely... *looks up at post that just ninja'd this* yep, still around :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:35 pm UTC

Blitz progress 1245/1341

Spoiler:
patzer wrote:ZoomONG out
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Hey look, it's everyone in the OTC, floating through Time!

BlitzGirl wrote:*naming all The Fourty

Nice work!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:37 pm UTC

jovialbard wrote:Slow day of sadness, as the needle of Time pulls slow, the long scarf's end in sight. A slow day looking on to an empty weekend, for what is the lull of a lull but nothing. A time will come when the present is littered with little but the far flung messages of blitzers from the past. And without sigcouragement who can stand the test of Time? Oh but for now the needle has not stopped. Let sadness not fill you, nor despair. It is not what it once was, and will never be again. It is merely what it is now. A memoriam. We bid farewell to our tribe with ropes and basements, with a madness known only here among us. Will there come a day when I myself no longer type those faithful letters when I first sit for my mornings employment? f-o-r-a. Surely there must, as all Times must end. But we will always have what was, as Time can never be undone, and slowly does the long scarf grow with color and humor and music too. I will type those letters each morning and see what maddened genius brings, until it brings no more. We wait, softly, slowly, ever lovingly, and beautifully still, even here, after the end.


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This is really beautiful, and while I use the "forums" subdomain myself, I can't help but feel the same way. We're still going, trying to keep our cheerful OTT faces on, but there's that sort of nervous anxiety hanging over our heads that it all has to end at some point. Like the feeling I had watching season 5 of Eureka, or after reading that Matt Smith was going to regenerate soon...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:43 pm UTC

Blitz progress 1247/1341 (sorry if these are frequent, I'm trying to ketchup, and while I've never been much of a sea-ish responder, I'm trying to be a good blitzer after my roughly 3 weeks absence)

It's just Cuegan alone again, aww. (sort of, that's one crowded yurtship - which will be on the future flag of the Cueganist nation I'm sure).

Spoiler:
anabatica wrote:GONG NIGHT
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So happy to see the stars again...

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higgs-boson wrote:Hereby signing out - two weeks Mediterranean Sea. If I find a floating Hill People Watch Tower, I'll ask the airline if they are okay with bulk good.C14 ;-)

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If I were you, I'd be careful how you combine 'C' and '4' while on an airplane.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby wizpretz » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:43 pm UTC

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taixzo wrote:I had a dream last night that I was in the OTT. Unfortunately, due to the 430 effect, that's all I remember. But I remember it was a good dream!
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That's why I (used to) keep a dream log! Just as a way to remember some fun dreams. Once, I glanced at it about an hour after I woke up, and noticed something there that I didn't even remember writing! It said "Men in suits, unanswered questions"... very cryptic. Other dreams that I remember because of my dream log include one honest-to-goodness flight dream, a time travel dream, and a dream where I was kidnapped and brought to a secret underwater facility for people with supernatural powers. Apparently I'm very creative while asleep.

I've recently begun keeping a dream log, and it has really helped me remember them. Some of my dreams are quite weird. My most recent dream was about teaching someone how to climb up my house, and one of the oldest dreams I remember (which I believed was real for a long time when I was younger) involved an alligator climbing on my walls and attacking me. My favorite dream involved having to defuse a bomb but by the end had me in a bus filled with birds. Don't ask what happened in between to get me there.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mittagleffler » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:55 pm UTC

Re: inthesax' 4th post back on NP1325 (spoilered for seaishness)
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intheshax wrote:Greetings, OTT. I'm, going to nudge my post count closer to 5 so I can post an image by telling the story of how I experienced the the OTC and OTT, and how I shared them with my best lady.

On day one of the OTC, I checked in on xkcd around the middle of the day, as I do on MWF, and things were already afoot. It took a while to figure out what was going on. Explainxkcd was overwhelmed and not responding. Thank Randall I knew about the fora! How long has the link been gone now? How much crazier would the OTT have been if it were easier to find? Am I wrong or do you have to just know the fora are here because of the link that used to be there? Isn't this an inside group of something that's already an inside group? (Sorry if these questions have been asked and answered. Even though I was here all along, I was not able to keep up with the pace of the OTT. I tried not to skip whole pages, but often I could only scrape the skin off the top of the ketchup coz it had been out too long.)

Anyway, I can't remember how long it was, but once I knew something very special was happening, I shared what was going on with my best lady, the early speculations -- what would happen, what it meant, how long it would last -- and my wonder at what I perceived as a spellbinding answer to "What will he think of next?" after Click & Drag had happened.

Over time, as I watched the founding and fracturing of religions, the giving out of hats, the celebration of the first blitzer, for whom the quest is now named, the collection of the newpix, and the appearance of the viewing tools, I shared every milestone with her. The refrain I couldn't get away from was "HE KNEW!"

"HE KNEW!" I would exclaim, referring to the faith GLR had shown in his viewer base, in you all, from the very beginning. He knew someone would record and gather up the pix as they arrived and make them available for others to flip through. He had to have, for he supplied no way for us to go back in Time. Those of you who did that work, you are the manifestation of what GLR believed would happen, and you should be as chirping proud of yourselves as I am of you. And that's a seaish amount -- not just ourseaish, but otherseaish.

"HE KNEW!" I told my best lady when LaPetite showed up in the last frames of the Fading, when everything was so white that she was utterly indiscernible. He knew somewhere, people would be doing pixel-level analysis and frame-by-frame differentials, and they would find her. And to those of you who made that possible, I thank you. I thank you deeply for being the fulfillment of GLR's belief. Without you, I would not have been wondering and wondering what she was up to all the while that Cueball and Megan (sorry, I can't write or say either of the Benniferizations) were off adventuring. That was the seed you planted of the wowterful elation I was to feel when she reappeared so triumphantly on the sandcastle boat.

"HE KNEW!" I told her again when the Long Night came, and the stars were out (most of them), and the community was hard at work. He knew someone would check the constellations and the planets and the arcs and the axes. I don't know if he anticipated the OTT as it came to be -- how could anyone have? -- or how quickly the community would figure out his puzzle, but he knew it would happen.

"HE KNOWS!" I told her, riffing on my own words in imitation of the OTT fashion, when the Beanish language appeared. "He knows they'll be analyzing every dot and line. He knows they'll be trying to decode it." And, of course, you were. *I* knew, in my turn, that the efforts would be rewarded. It was another gift from GLR to the community he knew would be there to receive it. There was no way it was going to be just a bunch of squiggles.

I showed her the visualizations of Rosetta's speech, and she was impressed. (She developed a strong opinion about her name, BTW, preferring Rosetta to Hairdo by a salt-sea-basin mile.) I showed her the map sequence and about how the OTT had figured out EXACTLY where they were, the actual building they were standing in, BEFORE the new coastline was even revealed. I showed her the pictures of the castle. Her eyes flashed with excitement when I told her the title text had changed.

When she called me at work a week ago, I answered the phone with "T*** e**ed." And she replied with "Aww! Well wait and tell me about it in person tonight. I want to hear all about it." And she really did. Hear about it, I mean. I told her it felt so sudden, like trying to climb the last step that isn't really there. We agreed that it was because we couldn't see it coming, because we didn't know how long it all was supposed to last. In a book we would have known we were nearing the last page. In a movie we would have heard the tender wrapping-things-up music (or just looked at the clock) and known the e** was near. I missed the top of the stairs because I was climbing blindfolded. I had no idea how high the staircase went, and I had been climbing so confidently for so long that I had entirely forgotten my initial caution and the inevitability that they would eventually run out.

In retrospect, it's a fine, fine e**ing -- a poignant moment between our two beloved main characters followed by a note both hopeful and thematic. But when it happened, right then when the Voldeframe appeared, I was completely, 100% expecting to "see what's through [t]here." And not seeing it made me sad. I'm not sad now, but rather grateful for the experience. To feel loss, I have to experience something treeish enough that I don't want to lose it. Loved and lost and whatnot, I guess, but I will not be sorry to have followed the OTC and the OTT. It's impossible.

My best lady didn't enjoy the OTC and the OTT as much as I did, but she sure did enjoy seeing me experience it all and report on it. I couldn't join in the thread. It would have killed me. I'm the sort who can't stop once I start some things. (Witness this post!) It was all I could do to pull away from here when I was only an observer. If I'd have joined, I'd have turned out like how we thought Beardo was going to look.

I hope earnestly that I have not rehashed too extensively or uninterestingly things that have been said already. I did spend a seaish amount of time following the OTT, but not nearly as much as it would have taken to follow it all. But I felt like one of you. I called my pups wolpies last night and my best lady grinned. I was late for a concert a week ago *looks at clock* RIGHT NOW, I was stuck in traffic, and I made a wrong turn *because I was raving to her about how awesome the OTT was*. I was muttering "Chirping chirp!" the whole way. (Please forgive me for using the past tense in reference to the OTT there, it was last Friday and that's how it seemed at the time. I'm not going to the basement!)

Let me say one more time thank you to this community for being what GLR knew you would be. For all the faith you showed in him, you deserve cubic kilocues of credit for justifying his faith in you. Whether you built the tools or maniped the pix or suppressed the flames or handed out cake or any of the other thousands of amazing things that have happened here, you are absochirpinglutely the ones he did it for. I truly believe that when GLR made the OTC and put it in motion, he knew he was doing it for *someone*, but he didn't know who. It turned out to be you.

And I feel Randamned lucky to have been even this, the tiniest part of "you."

Thanks for reading.

Tearfully,

-- intheshax

(ETC: At the insistence of my best lady that I quote her correctly, the words "in person" have been inserted above in the appropriate place. I also fixed a couple of typos that crept in as my post traversed the intertubes)


Wow. Well put!

Coincidentally, this is my first post since Voldeframe. I was trying to ketchup to y'all during what I later found out was the T** **D which was why I never really keughtup (still not there...). It left me... a bit empty. I too wanted to go see what's through there! But I am amazed at how the OTT is still going strong, perhaps even stronger. I'm looking forward to spending more Time here.
Waiting.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby schwartzbewithyou » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:01 pm UTC

I present to you, the OTT, Monomolpy pieces v4.0! Now with improved mode of transportation (If you're an M&M)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:04 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:A couple of OTColored contributions:
Spoiler:
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Frame 2772, reimagined.


The Beanles!

I was thinking that my ottifications so far have focused too much on Coulton, Früvous, and the like, and I'd completely neglected one of my other musical obsessions. So here's a K's Choice filk for the Cuegan shippers.

Image This takes place not too long after the Voldeframe, in a newpix very similar to this one, but with less of a gap between the two:
Spoiler:
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I've added unstressed syllables in a couple of places, but to me at least, they seem to fit in nicely in little gaps in the tune.

First Part
An ottification of 16, by K's Choice

So here we are, back by the sea
in a world full of wow, but you're looking at me.
We are forever one perfect kiss
that makes us immortal, for a single newpix.

First part for now
First part of ever

You stare in wonder at the water and sand;
for the next thousand lifetimes, you'll be holding my hand.
Fresh love7 is surging through the berm to my heart
so it's a good day to e**, even better to start.

First part for now
First part of ever

So here we are building up high;
we built so much taller after the bye.
We are forever sand on our beach.
We are the castle the sea cannot reach.

First part for now
First part of ever

First part for now
First part of ever
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:04 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:Time For Some Good News!

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Been a while since this image was posted hasn't it?

Also, this is not really documented anywhere, but for plain text forum data:

Index of posts:
http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/PlainApi/Posts

Index of quote-links:
http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/PlainApi/QuoteLinks

Plain text of any single post (quoted text removed)
http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/PlainApi/PostText/3428071

This is the last data-update I'm doing to the site in it's current incarnation. I will be reworking a version 2 of the entire site which I will publish when it's done. Might be a few weeks for that.


{NP 1319} (Almost halfway back!)

Yay! New data! I can see the site's been made a little more fancy :D But no new data since then. Well, better 6 days ago than 1.5 months!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:05 pm UTC

Blitz progress 1249/1341

Sandcastling again is a nice touch, a nice reflection backwards to a quieter time. The last, what, 50 nps have been heavy with exposition, and an extreme amount of dialog in comparison with the wandering exploration of newpix past. So few words were spoken before, so little information provided directly - and now there are dozens of new characters explaining plot points in detail and frames with so many lines of dialog there is no room for anything else.

After sticking with the OTC in realtime for so long, I've actually had to go back and re-read many past newpages just to let them sink in, because the pace of blitzing along with the increased pace of the OTT makes me feel a little detached otherwise. After going back and re-reading again (double-blitz?) then I feel settled, especially now here with the new sandcastle.

Seems like a good time for a blitzbreak.

Spoiler:
ZoomanSP wrote:SANDCASTLONG!!!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:13 pm UTC

jetpac wrote:== Blindpost from NP 1326/1341 ==

I'm still a ways back in the past, but on the off-chance I haven't been ninja'd yet, there's an article on GigaOM about tresoldi's work on Beanish.

If I was indeed ninja'd, then just take this post as a congrats to tresoldi! From the little bit I've understood of your work, you deserve every bit of recognition!


said GigaOm article wrote: But as more tests and discussions follow, it’s only a matter of time before a small subset of them will actually be able to communicate in in Beanish — making Munroe’s fiction a lifestyle.


I give it six months before someone creates a Beanish keyboard so we can more easily communicate with one another in Beanish on the OTT.

thirds wrote:Seems like a good time for a blitzbreak.


I read that as "Seems like a good time for a heartbreak." :cry:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:17 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
Sciscitor wrote:
Latent22 wrote:Also if you already are good at drawing on paper then you will want to get a cheap drawing tablet of some kind so you don't have to try and teach yourself to draw with a mouse which is a lot harder.

I tend to disagree. I dabbled a bit with creating graphics on the pc (well I dabbled with almost anything on the pc), but made the mistake to buy a cheap drawing tablet. Though a lot - a seaish lot - better than the mouse it is still really limiting. I finally bought a not so cheap wacom intuos, which i really can recommend. Don't get the smallest one. The medium ones are great, the biggest ones don't deliver as much bang per buck (except you really need that size [twss]).


I tried using a stylus with an iPad once and found it terrible. From my experience, nothing beats a good old pencil and paper. If you want to digitize it, just photo or scan it and then you can start doing the CG effects.


{NP 1321}

iPad isn't pressure-sensitive though, I don't think. I have no traditional art training but I find I'm actually a lot better on a computer with a knock-off brand pressure-sensitive tablet than I am on paper (well, about the same actually, but I can actually properly erase and redraw things!). And it's hard to go over scanned things on a computer with the mouse, tablet's a lot nicer for that.
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Redundainstructions

Postby DrSamCarter » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:21 pm UTC

Thanks, BlitzGirl, for the redundainstructions. Much appreciated. I'd tried the wiki, I'd tried searching the OTT (I have to say that the forum search is several light years short of being the most awesome thing in the OTT), and I'd tried something approximating your instructions but since it didn't work this approach was clearly lacking in some aspect. I am now quoting the redundainstructions below (making them redundaredundainstructions) so I can find them again.

I did have a memory once but I can't remember where I put it.

Redundainstructions follow
Spoiler:
BlitzGirl wrote:
DrSamCarter wrote:(I have tried to find the instructions to do proper redundant things, but cannot locate them.)

Hmm, there's a redundant spoilers page on the wiki but it doesn't really have a how-to section, I might have to add one. 1. Upload your attachments (in my case I usually have two, the ottification and the redundakitty). 2. Your attachments will appear in "Posted Attachments" under the body of your post. Click "place inline" on both of them. They will look like <attachment=3>Image.png</attachment> but with square brackets. 3. Put these two attachment modules in a spoiler tag - these are faulty and cannot be quoted. 4. Preview your post. Open your spoiler and right-click on your attached image. If your image is already full-sized, click "Copy Image URL." If your image is not full-sized yet, click "Open link in new tab" and copy the image url from there. 5. Paste your image URLs in the body of your post and put <img> tags around them. I usually put the redundakitty image into the spoiler at this point, where it can stay as a quotable duplicate. Your post will look something like:

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Here is the text of my post, check out this image I made:
[img]http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=11111[/img] <--Ottification

[spoiler]
[img]http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=22222[/img] <--Redundakitty
[attachment=0]Ottification.png[/attachment] <--Faulty Ottification Attachment
[attachment=1]Redundakitty.png[/attachment] <--Faulty Redundakitty Attachment
[/spoiler]

I hope that's helpful!


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:22 pm UTC

@lmjb1964 re: Having a mustarded up post... (Not gonna quote it.)

I think maybe it's because under the "Whizbang Spoiler" you have another opening <spoiler> tag next to Rossetta And Bob. Zap that and see what happens.
(Other than that, I don't know....)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

thirds wrote:Blitz progress 1249/1341

Sandcastling again is a nice touch, a nice reflection backwards to a quieter time. The last, what, 50 nps have been heavy with exposition, and an extreme amount of dialog in comparison with the wandering exploration of newpix past. So few words were spoken before, so little information provided directly - and now there are dozens of new characters explaining plot points in detail and frames with so many lines of dialog there is no room for anything else.

After sticking with the OTC in realtime for so long, I've actually had to go back and re-read many past newpages just to let them sink in, because the pace of blitzing along with the increased pace of the OTT makes me feel a little detached otherwise. After going back and re-reading again (double-blitz?) then I feel settled, especially now here with the new sandcastle.

Seems like a good time for a blitzbreak.

Spoiler:
ZoomanSP wrote:SANDCASTLONG!!!
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Who's got the ice cream? This is going to be rough.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:30 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Huh. For some reason I was expecting more Beanie action (must be off-flashlight).
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Beanie action? BEANIE ACTION???? Are you sure about that? Wellll. OK, but I warned you. Better spoiler it.
Spoiler:
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Redundant
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{NP 1324}

:lol:

I was hesitant to open the spoiler, but it was completely worth it. Thanks charlie :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:32 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
thirds wrote:
Spoiler:
Blitz progress 1249/1341

Sandcastling again is a nice touch, a nice reflection backwards to a quieter time. The last, what, 50 nps have been heavy with exposition, and an extreme amount of dialog in comparison with the wandering exploration of newpix past. So few words were spoken before, so little information provided directly - and now there are dozens of new characters explaining plot points in detail and frames with so many lines of dialog there is no room for anything else.

After sticking with the OTC in realtime for so long, I've actually had to go back and re-read many past newpages just to let them sink in, because the pace of blitzing along with the increased pace of the OTT makes me feel a little detached otherwise. After going back and re-reading again (double-blitz?) then I feel settled, especially now here with the new sandcastle.
Seems like a good time for a blitzbreak.

Who's got the ice cream? This is going to be rough.

Yeah, bad Time for a blitzbreak...

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charlie_grumbles wrote:Once again.
Spoiler:
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Haha, sure, I'll help T-Rex out. Image

taixzo wrote:I give it six months before someone creates a Beanish keyboard so we can more easily communicate with one another in Beanish on the OTT.

Six mips? Pssh.
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Redundant:
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:45 pm UTC

DrSamCarter wrote: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.


{NP 1327}

I really like the simplicity of this OTColored! The painterly masterpiece ones are nice and very neat, but this one somehow manages to retain the feeling of the original while also adding a huge amount of depth and realism to it!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:47 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:
Spoiler:
jetpac wrote:== Blindpost from NP 1326/1341 ==

I'm still a ways back in the past, but on the off-chance I haven't been ninja'd yet, there's an article on GigaOM about tresoldi's work on Beanish.

If I was indeed ninja'd, then just take this post as a congrats to tresoldi! From the little bit I've understood of your work, you deserve every bit of recognition!


said GigaOm article wrote: But as more tests and discussions follow, it’s only a matter of time before a small subset of them will actually be able to communicate in in Beanish — making Munroe’s fiction a lifestyle.


I give it six months before someone creates a Beanish keyboard so we can more easily communicate with one another in Beanish on the OTT.

thirds wrote:Seems like a good time for a blitzbreak.


I read that as "Seems like a good time for a heartbreak." :cry:


And there's an extra dose of sadness when we all know how close thirds is to finding out about The Event before xe took his blitz/heartbreak.....

HUMBle Edit
Was looking at the *wrong* quote block in the post reply.......
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby intheshax » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:48 pm UTC

thirds wrote:
Spoiler:
Blitz progress 1249/1341

Sandcastling again is a nice touch, a nice reflection backwards to a quieter time. The last, what, 50 nps have been heavy with exposition, and an extreme amount of dialog in comparison with the wandering exploration of newpix past. So few words were spoken before, so little information provided directly - and now there are dozens of new characters explaining plot points in detail and frames with so many lines of dialog there is no room for anything else.

After sticking with the OTC in realtime for so long, I've actually had to go back and re-read many past newpages just to let them sink in, because the pace of blitzing along with the increased pace of the OTT makes me feel a little detached otherwise. After going back and re-reading again (double-blitz?) then I feel settled, especially now here with the new sandcastle.
Seems like a good time for a blitzbreak.


Oh, thirds. You were so close to realizing what comes next. I'm hoping you don't stumble too hard on that missing step! Sending my best good thoughts into the past...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:53 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
jovialbard wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:Do we have any Time Traveler titles for post-you-know-what blitzers like Smolloy who are coming from the deep past?

I guess we have to call them smolloys? Or maybe just smolls? smollers?

You'd have to ask ucim, he has a knack for blitzer title-giving.

The title of BlitzGirl gains in awesomeness the longer time goes on and thus the more difficult and perilous the quest becomes. It matters not when one starts or finishes, if you are pure of heart, feel the Great Chasm in your very being, and drink fully from the One True Thread that this void be filled, one is a BlitzGirl, the highest honor that can be conferred in the One True Thread.

Those who have started at the first hour, those who have delayed until the third hour, those who have tarried until the ninth hour, and those who have discovered their One True Calling even past the very last hour of Time itself, shall be Received in Glory like unto all who have gone before, as they take their place among the Exalted and ever-growing ranks of BlitzGirls.

And while I'm here, I want to say how much I've enjoyed all the graphs, ottifications, analysis, mapping, and all the other hundreds of newpages of stuff that I haven't commented on (because there is so glorious much of it!)

Is there a special place in the wiki for non-colorization ottifications of Time frames? I didn't see one.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:55 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Six mips? Pssh.
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Hmmm. Big molpy seems to have a beanie. Well done, BlitzGirl.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:57 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:UPDATED GRAPH! I'm finally getting around to the "End of Time" (128-day) editions of my graphs. First up is an update to the "Activity by User" graph, comparing the posting activity of the top 101 users. (It might take a few moments to load; the SVG file has grown seaish. PNG version for the IE8-handicapped.)


{NP 1329}

Wow! Heh, neat to see I'm still in the top 3 in whatever arbitrary ranking system you have. I've spent some time making sure I post here regularly! Not for some graph, but because it's such a great place to be and I love hanging out here.
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100 Black Meowlpies

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:57 pm UTC

Thanks, charlie. :)
Speaking of keyboards and their kin, this post has my 100th "classic" redundakitty! Baobabish!

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Keywords: OTTercomic OTThercomic OtherComic xkcd BGUM making your kitties redundant redundakitty redundakitties one hundred cat meowlpy
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Re: Diply Ketchup

Postby intheshax » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:04 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
intheshax wrote:I'm curious how you all found the solving experience. I have not had much feedback on my custom puzzles. I have been feeling they are too easy for real puzzlers, and have been OK with that, given my past audiences. This is a different crowd, though. One who can offer an informed opinion.

I'm a very casual sudoku-er. I found it moderately challenging, but not too complicated, which seemed just about right for the OTT. If I had gotten stuck, I would have left it for some other OTTer to solve, and if it were too simple, I might not have bothered to upload a solution. So, steakish!



Thanks for the feedback, BlitzGirl. I did some research today about making puzzles and it seems to be that you can't really control how hard they turn out when you're making them. People automatically generate a whole bunch and feed them back through a solver that then rates how hard they are based on how it solves each one. Maybe 3% are particularly difficult. I think I just saved myself a bunch of time. I just have to make sure they are not trivial and stop wasting so much time thinking I can twerk a hand-made puzzle to make it much harder. Given the other design parameters I like to use, it seems now quite unlikely that I'll wind up with anything requiring advanced solving techniques. Still thinking of a combination puzzle maybe in the lines of mathrec's approach.

So, next time you hear from me on sudoku, it's not going to be talking about it. That seems to interest the OTT a little bit less. It'll be posting a new puzzle.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:07 pm UTC

schwartzbewithyou wrote:I present to you, the OTT, Monomolpy pieces v4.0! Now with improved mode of transportation (If you're an M&M)
Spoiler:
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Spoiler:
M&M.jpg

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ketched up

Postby Eternal Density » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:22 pm UTC

Thanks for all the laughs, my friends! The beanish keyboard, charlie's OTTeraptor comic, everything!

Anyhow, now it's my turn to hopefully entertain you with an OTTification of a sONG.
Folks may remember quite a while ago I OTTified the Daft Punk song Harder Better Faster Stronger. This was quite a success if I remember correctly, so here's another Daft Punk song which lends it self quite handily to OTTification (and it really gets in your head too!)

Here's a link so you can sing alONG.

Okay without further ado, I present:

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One more Time

...

One more Time
...

...

One more Time
We're gonna wait for it
Oh yeah, all right
Don't stop the posting

One more Time
We're gonna wait for it
Oh yeah, all right
Don't stop the posting

One more Time
We're gonna wait for it
Oh yeah, all right
Don't stop the posting

One more Time
We're gonna wait for it
Oh yeah
One more Time

...

...

One more Time
We're gonna wait for it
Oh yeah, all right
Don't stop the posting

One more Time
We're gonna wait for it
Oh yeah, don't stop the posting
One more Time

ONG...
You know I'm just blitzin'
Colouration tonip
Wait for it
Don't coma late
ONG...
You know
We don't stop
You can't stop, We're gonna wait for it
One more Time...
One more Time...
One more Time...
Colouration
You know we're gonna do it now
Oh wow
Hey! Just bliztin'
OTTers got me feeling so neat
Neat!
Yeahhh
Come on, all nip
We're gonna wait for it

One more Time
Wait for it and post with me
OTTers got me feeling so neat
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
...

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
We're gonna wait for it
Wait for it and post with me

One more Time
OTTers got me feeling so neat
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BlitzGirl, that's treeish! As far as I remember, the sticking captions on cats xkcd was the first one I ever saw, so seeing it OTTified is quite special to me :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:28 pm UTC

jovialbard wrote:
tresoldi wrote:I was actually thinking about VSO, but for a different reason. If we consider computer languages, especially Lisp, the word order usually is, as a way of speaking, VSO: first you use the command (the "action"), then you specify where this action will be performed (the subject) and then you add everything else you might have. But GLR might have hacked most of it together with Perl. :wink:


Well if it's an object-oriented language then it would be SVO you.get(me, sandwich). Wait, shouldn't it be called a subject-oriented language then?


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Heh, gonna call OOP languages subject-oriented from now on. Also, funny how we made programming languages mimic our sentence structure - almost like we're trying to just tell the computer what to do! (I feel like there's a relevant othercomic for this, but I can't think of one off the top of my head. I'll just leave a link to the Shakespeare programming language)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:36 pm UTC

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I'm coming back to book recommendations; I thought it was for good books, but a large proportion of the other lists have been exclusively good sci-fi/fantasy books so I'll add a couple. First, Iain M Banks, all of them, I presume no one mentioned him because of course everyone's read them. Second, Tim Etchell's "The Broken World" - I can't review, so I nicked this from his site:
The Broken World takes the form of a guide to an imaginary computer game, crossed with a slacker love story.

Comical and unsettling, with a gripping narrative and a twisted-Internet linguistic spin, the book interweaves the everyday and the fantastical, the actual and the virtual to create a unique portrait of our lives – lived both in the ‘real world’ and in alternate contexts via the computer screen.

Day in and day out, the book’s narrator is preoccupied with The Broken World – an engrossing, genre-hopping and possibly addictive adventure that takes players from town to town as they fight zombies, agents, puzzles, robots and negotiate a veritable maze of puzzles and mysteries. As the walkthrough consumes more and more of the narrator’s time, his life is slowly coming apart at the seams: the pizza job is starting to get shaky, the best friend is acting weird and, the live-in girlfriend Tory – who happens to pay more than half the rent – is becoming increasingly restless. Meanwhile, deep in the alternate dimensions of The Broken World, in a landscape of deserts, sprawling cities, space stations and fragmented war zones, things are getting very, very strange indeed.

I loved it.
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