mrob27 wrote:Yes, the index is mainly meant to be a guide to the OTT, so of course it continues into the afterwhen.
I highly approve of that word!
I've been inventing tons. There's a glossary here
and I've been searching the entire Thread to verify the meanings of words before I try to use one in a creative way.
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And now comes the Time that I must admit, I feel an emptiness within. I have dwelled in the comfort of the now-when for long enough to get a sense of all the depth and diversity of the culture within the One True Thread. But I realize it is now time for me to journey into the Past, and begin the longblitz back to the present. When we meet again, all will be many nopix into our collective future in the Time After Time.
I have a nopixbot in the Present who will remind me when to post an update/signpost letting you know how I'm faring in my Quest. I think perhaps every ThursdayH
might make sense, as that is User Submission Day
. You can also see my current position in my signature:
(it originally said "mrob27 is at NP61/1434 as of 2013-09-02")
This is auto-updated by my bot (thanks @ChronosDragon for the idea
!) based on my travelogue.
To send a message back to me, you'd best use your Reverse Chronotransponder (in mundane outsiderspeak, send a private message
) because my bot might not notice when you're trying to communicate with me in your posts. Of course, those of you with posts in early Newpages might follow the friendly custom of sigcouragement
As a parting gift, here is my first retrOTTification
, a Past Present representing the Time I have already spent during my preparatory exploration of the OTT before it was even called that. The first few dix (about 60 newpages) are the quickest to blitz as most of the posts were by folks (guys? y'alls?) who didn't stick around.
To qualify, a "retrOTTification" should be created without any elements of the OTC or OTT that were not yet revealed as of a given newpix in the past, and it should reflect things that were going on at that time. The objective is to make the OTTification appear to have been created at that point in time. As the author I am rooted in the time being blitzed and forget (as much as possible) what I actually know of the afterwhen.
So for example, this strip uses no frames after Newpix 121 ( which ONG'd during newpage 42
) and its subject matter reflects the frustratingly low quality of (most of) those first 1500 or so posts. It is based on OtherComic 481 "Listen To Youself"
which AFAIK has not yet been OTTified, plus some of the playful level-breaking of #248 "Hypotheticals". An editorial footnote, like the one about "ottification", is an acceptable compromise when the strip is to be viewed by all (not just blitzers) so long as it doesn't spoil anything.
HINKINGThe title "Wishful Thinking" could be interpreted two ways.
And with that, I must depart on my great Quest, to partake fully of the One True Thread, experience Time in its own time, and, as nearly as is still possible, Wait For It. My stick-of-many-thwackings is as sharp as my wits (just in case) and I've plenty of great signposts to look forward to. I will having-been seen you abeen in the yesterpix, but we shall meet again!