1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:05 pm UTC

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How about some Time limericks?

I know that we've had some before
But like sandcastles built on a shore
They're always quite fun
And when we are done
There's certainly room for some more!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:24 pm UTC

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What I forgot to say.

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:26 pm UTC

Being the Walter Bishop of alternate universes is like being the BlitzGirl of redundakitties.

(or the Julia Gillard of bad prime ministers)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:53 pm UTC

I've never been much of a poet
I sit back and let others do it
But when the pope asks
I get off my arse
Even I'm able to limer-it
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:54 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
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You could have stopped it

Those haunting words will not leave me{{snip}}
"He's awake"


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There's a bug in your picture. No, literally :twisted: . There are no vertebrates w/ 6 limbs -- unless the wings are just repurposed ear flaps :mrgreen:


Too true - my policy on dragons is that if they are to be realistic (i.e. sci fi) and have 6 limbs then they must not be Terran vertebrates, ergo they are alien (à la Dragonriders of Pern) or have only 4 limbs (i.e. are wyverns). But this is closer to fantasy (where anything goes) and, in addition, a synthetic dragon, so even if strict scientific guidelines were in place, one could excuse it with genetic engineering.


On the subject of the styling for the castle ONGer game: I'd like to mock up some icons, if you don't mind - the boost buttons could use some pizzazz (and padding, yeesh); It wouldn't be anything too complicated, just white silhouettes in the xkcd style. And, I suppose, if you'd like assistance with the CSS, I'm somewhat competent - I designed a portal map database and a personal portfolio site (shameless plugs :B) though I'd need somewhat convenient access to the current version of things (like I said before - put it on GitHub, then we can ALL contribute!)

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3 flags...

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:57 pm UTC

My policy: Meddle Not In The Affairs Of Dragons For You Are Crunchy And Taste Good With Ketchup
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:57 pm UTC

[Disclaimer]
My rhymings are somewhat a mess
My rhythm too I must confess
but what matters most
is pleasing the host
This last line I'm going to guess


I'm just finishing the icing now, ChronosDragon...
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This can not end well.

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:05 pm UTC

There once was an OTTer named Tirp...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

I like making posts at the ONG
To keep the thread rolling along
I considered an OSH
But that was a wash
So I just did another old rONG


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:29 pm UTC

I wanted to do something big for 1000 posts...but I did that for 888 already (and 997, ha), and I feel like it's a more personal landmark. So I'll gush about the community instead.

People here are amazing. This is, without a doubt, the best internet community I have ever participated in, bar none. You're all thoughtful, intelligent, creative, brilliant people who make and do amazing things and it continuously astounds me that I get to be a part of this.
Even more so than when the comic was running, you're all still going strong, making spinoffs and remixes and uncountable other things and it boggles my mind that we've all stuck around to continue participating, and I love it.
No post here is taken for granted, either. A person's absence is sorely noted despite the wide and diverse community, and that is a beautiful thing. On the internet it's usually so easy to drop out of something and disappear, but not this place - we've got a whole basement for those people :D
If I ever leave, it will only be because there's no one else left. I may not post as much as some, but I've been here since pretty much the beginning and I have no intention of leaving. AP tests be damned, I can study when I'm done ketchupping.
So, thank you all. Thanks for being awesome and being here. Thanks for making over 1400 pages of thread where I can post over 1000 times and not feel like I've spammed at all because every single one was in response to something brilliant or my humble offerings to this potpourri of awesome.

That is all. Aluisio, I'll have your finalized lineart ready in a few hours, probably. ED, just let me know if you're interested in getting any help with the style/graphics for Castle Clicker.

ETA: Yay, preemptive cakes from Aluisio!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:31 pm UTC

There was a TimeWaiter named Laura Mae
Who could happily OTT the whole day away.
But then she learned a trick,
Pouring sand with a click
And now she can't stop playing Sandcastle Builder aaaaaaaaaaaahh!!..........

ETA ChronosDragon, that was beautiful. You got me all choked up.
Though I wish it had come after my post, because my post seems even sillier now. :)
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Happy 1000!

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:38 pm UTC

I need to slip a if(B==D) into my code.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:40 pm UTC

Figured I'd try my hand at limerickry while I had sandcastle builder and politics on my mind. Maybe that was a bad idea.

I thought it was just a dumb game
Where clicking increases debt gain
Now I'm the head
of a place called the Fed
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Re: Blindpost from NP1434

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:41 pm UTC

Bravo, ChronosDragon!
One of the best
OTT-tributes I've seen -
Bar none!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:46 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:I wanted to do something big for 1000 posts...but I did that for 888 already (and 997, ha), and I feel like it's a more personal landmark. So I'll gush about the community instead.

People here are amazing. This is, without a doubt, the best internet community I have ever participated in, bar none. You're all thoughtful, intelligent, creative, brilliant people who make and do amazing things and it continuously astounds me that I get to be a part of this.
Even more so than when the comic was running, you're all still going strong, making spinoffs and remixes and uncountable other things and it boggles my mind that we've all stuck around to continue participating, and I love it.
No post here is taken for granted, either. A person's absence is sorely noted despite the wide and diverse community, and that is a beautiful thing. On the internet it's usually so easy to drop out of something and disappear, but not this place - we've got a whole basement for those people :D
If I ever leave, it will only be because there's no one else left. I may not post as much as some, but I've been here since pretty much the beginning and I have no intention of leaving. AP tests be damned, I can study when I'm done ketchupping.
So, thank you all. Thanks for being awesome and being here. Thanks for making over 1400 pages of thread where I can post over 1000 times and not feel like I've spammed at all because every single one was in response to something brilliant or my humble offerings to this potpourri of awesome.

That is all. Aluisio, I'll have your finalized lineart ready in a few hours, probably. ED, just let me know if you're interested in getting any help with the style/graphics for Castle Clicker.

Don't neglect your studies. We'll be here after your tests.

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Happy one thousand, ChronosDragon

Postby AluisioASG » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:51 pm UTC


I don't know if you can hear me over this
But I hope that you can hear the sound
I don't know if you're aware of what's happening
But I think you should stick around
It's arriving in a wave of awesome cakes
It's arriving in an elevated trance
You can't stop what's about to come next
Everyone is waiting right away

You know that this will be
A long party
And it has just begun
Happy one thousand

All the wonder cats take over
All the little kitties want to play
Leading you to the place where you belong
A little look at what's about to come

You know where you must be
Higher meridian
And you're not far from it
Happy one thousand

And we'll be always here
And we'll be always here
And we'll be always here (and we'll be always here)
And we'll be always here
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Have a piece, ChronosDragon!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:02 pm UTC

There once was a Thread called the One True
Where the folks were creative and fun, too.
They had WhOTT-ifs and rONGS,
They made OTTified songs,
And of course, the occasional pun too.

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Happy 1000, ChronosDragon!!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:04 pm UTC

You're welcome, Sir Chronos of Dragon
Now drink some good ale from a flagon
With one thousandth post
You still do not boast
This thread trundles on like a wagon


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:11 pm UTC

Just to make a little thing clear
When I said "Damn the APs" back there
I do care about grades
But I'm a jack of all trades
And to study's not much of an affair


(In other, non-limerick words, I am usually adequately prepared by the practice they have us do in-school, and don't find myself needing much study time outside of classes. I have a 4.0 gpa as of the end of last year, which I would be reluctant to sacrifice, but it wouldn't be necessary to give up the time I spend on this thread to maintain it)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:21 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:(In other, non-limerick words, I am usually adequately prepared by the practice they have us do in-school, and don't find myself needing much study time outside of classes. I have a 4.0 gpa as of the end of last year, which I would be reluctant to sacrifice, but it wouldn't be necessary to give up the time I spend on this thread to maintain it)

I used to be like that, and therefore didn't (slash couldn't) prepare properly when exams suddenly got difficult. As a result I've finished college and university with lower grades than I should have... so, a word to the wise: Don't get complacent.

Thankfully missing out on my first choice Uni has sort of worked out for me, but getting a job at the end of this is going to be mustardful.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:29 pm UTC

HES wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:(In other, non-limerick words, I am usually adequately prepared by the practice they have us do in-school, and don't find myself needing much study time outside of classes. I have a 4.0 gpa as of the end of last year, which I would be reluctant to sacrifice, but it wouldn't be necessary to give up the time I spend on this thread to maintain it)

I used to be like that, and therefore didn't (slash couldn't) prepare properly when exams suddenly got difficult. As a result I've finished college and university with lower grades than I should have... so, a word to the wise: Don't get complacent.

Thankfully missing out on my first choice Uni has sort of worked out for me, but getting a job at the end of this is going to be mustardful.



Much as I'd like to contradict that, it's probably the same hubris speaking again, so I'll bear it well in mind for the future. That being said, it's not that I don't know how to study, but haven't gotten the right combination of exams to convince me to spend more than an hour of study on any given night.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:33 pm UTC

HES wrote:BG, what have you done to me?
I can't stop, master of cruelty!
I give all my might
when I try to write
I rhyme like BBAAB

Yes, limericks tend to upstage
All coherent thoughts, even rage
As with every decree
Here on the OTT
The feeling will pass, next newpage
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:37 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:40 pm UTC

HES wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:(In other, non-limerick words, I am usually adequately prepared by the practice they have us do in-school, and don't find myself needing much study time outside of classes. I have a 4.0 gpa as of the end of last year, which I would be reluctant to sacrifice, but it wouldn't be necessary to give up the time I spend on this thread to maintain it)

I used to be like that, and therefore didn't (slash couldn't) prepare properly when exams suddenly got difficult. As a result I've finished college and university with lower grades than I should have... so, a word to the wise: Don't get complacent.

Thankfully missing out on my first choice Uni has sort of worked out for me, but getting a job at the end of this is going to be mustardful.

BG, what have you done to me?
I can't stop, master of cruelty!
I give all my might
when I try to write
I rhyme like BBAAB


I had the same experience as HES. Just something to keep in mind when you head off to college...

I am, of course, referring to HES's college experience, not his limerick addiction. I can stop anytime I...

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Who put the NewPage in a big whirl.
We had posts limerick
Till we all became sick
Better stop, there's a chance that we may hurl.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:45 pm UTC

There once was a Cuegan from somewhere
who wondered why water would come there.
They climbed a big1 hill,
were at sea level, still!
and saved their whole tribe with a RUN scare.

I never really studied either, and never learnt to take many notes while also paying attention to what was being said. I turned out fine, though there probably were a few university things (mainly assignments) I could have done better at.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:13 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
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ChronosDragon wrote:(In other, non-limerick words, I am usually adequately prepared by the practice they have us do in-school, and don't find myself needing much study time outside of classes. I have a 4.0 gpa as of the end of last year, which I would be reluctant to sacrifice, but it wouldn't be necessary to give up the time I spend on this thread to maintain it)

I used to be like that, and therefore didn't (slash couldn't) prepare properly when exams suddenly got difficult. As a result I've finished college and university with lower grades than I should have... so, a word to the wise: Don't get complacent.

Thankfully missing out on my first choice Uni has sort of worked out for me, but getting a job at the end of this is going to be mustardful.



Much as I'd like to contradict that, it's probably the same hubris speaking again, so I'll bear it well in mind for the future. That being said, it's not that I don't know how to study, but haven't gotten the right combination of exams to convince me to spend more than an hour of study on any given night.

Yeah, the level of work necessary to excel in high school is rather minimal and what's being taught is relatively easy to understand. That changes in college. Since you decide what to take, you can take on much more challenging subject matter and/or give yourself a course load that's equivalent to multiple full time jobs. Just be aware of both the time and brainpower demands. You may have the time to take three core engineering classes, differential equations and an advanced tech elective in one semester, but your brain might be jelly by the fifth week (unfortunately, I know this from experience).

Anyways, good luck and don't worry too much about grades. It's better to learn the subject and get a C than get an A and forget everything the week after the test. Nobody cares what your GPA is once you graduate. They might consider it when you apply for your first job out of school, but a simple recommendation will carry a lot more weight.

On the other hand going to grad school
Can be difficult if you don't follow this rule
Make use of study aids
And aim for good grades
That'll show your professors you're no fool

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:13 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:29 am UTC

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I don't like the way she's holding those babies.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:32 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:TwinONG?!
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Congratulations, Beanette and Amtoo!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:43 am UTC

Did newpixbot miss Blitzgirl's ONG?

And gosh, its a mini megan and mini-cueball! I think...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:46 am UTC

Blindpost: NP 1387 of 1445

I'm falling farther behind. Of course it doesn't help that in my blitz I check for each ottification I come across whether it has been added to the Time wiki, and in a surprising amount of instances that hasn't been the case, so I end up spending more time on updating the wiki than actually reading up on the OTT, and get sidetracked making further improvements to formatting, cleaning up inconsistencies and so on.

What also doesn't help is when I end up writing a song ottification myself. But now that it's finished, I might as well post it right now for all of you to enjoy. I'll probably turn to schizoblitzing a bit because I really don't want to wait for weeks to see if there are any comments. :)

Ketching Up Is Hard To Do
(based on "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Neil Sedaka)

Spoiler:
Boom de yada boom yada boom dam dam
Boom de yada boom yada boom dam dam
Boom de yada boom yada boom dam dam
Ketching up is hard to do

Can't let the present get away from me
Gotta keep up with the OTT
Read each post right when it's new
'Cause ketching up is hard to do

I'm on the forum half the night
And update the wiki on the side
Thread grows faster than I read it through
Oh, ketching up is hard to do

I tell you, ketching up is hard to do
You can sure believe me it's true
Even now, long after "The End"
Instead of ketching up I'll have to go to blitzing mode again

No, BlitzGirl, I won't say goodbye
You'd send me to the basement if I tried
Somehow I've gotta see this through
But ketching up is hard to do

I tell you, ketching up is hard to do
You can sure believe me it's true
Even now, long after "The End"
Instead of reading all I fear I'll have to skim and skip again

No, BlitzGirl, I won't say goodbye
You'd send me to the basement if I tried
Can you teach me how to see this through
'Cause ketching up is hard to do

Boom de yada boom yada boom dam dam
Boom de yada boom yada boom dam dam
Boom de yada boom yada boom dam dam
Ketching up is hard to do


Edit: It's a bad habit, but I just can't resist making small changes to the lyrics even after I've already posted them.
Edit 2: Oops, forgot something.
Edit 3: And I've been missing the obvious. Fixed.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:58 am UTC

Awesomeful ottification, svenman! We haven't had any songs for a while...
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Somehow we ended up with different URLs...mine is to the TimeAfterTime newpix #149, and newpixbot's is to the beany0070 URL. For some reason newpixbot doesn't recognize these as the same thing, even though I retrieved my BBCode directly from the TimeAfterTime viewer.

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Posted a beanONG every fewpix
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I don't like the way she's holding those babies.

I think that's just the way stick figures carry their babies:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:09 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:TwinONG?!
Spoiler:
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I don't like the way she's holding those babies.


I was thinking more of this.

Nice to see you, svenman, and great OTTification!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:44 am UTC

So slow here, what does this portend?
Were there OTTers that I did offend?
Oh now I remember -
The first full September
Despicable, dreaded wip-end


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:01 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:So slow here, what does this portend?
Were there OTTers that I did offend?
Oh now I remember -
The first full September
Despicable, dreaded wip-end


Spoiler:
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Oh hey, it's that photomanip I did several hundred posts ago! :D

I'm doodling dragons, dunno bout the rest of the OTTers.

ETA: Dammit, keep ninja'ing my newpixbots because I don't keep track of the time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:06 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:So slow here, what does this portend?
Were there OTTers that I did offend?
Oh now I remember -
The first full September
Despicable, dreaded wip-end


Spoiler:
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Oh hey, it's that photomanip I did several hundred posts ago! :D

I'm doodling dragons, dunno bout the rest of the OTTers.

Yeah, I found it again while working on the Time Artwork OTW page and I still love it. :mrgreen:

The OTTers, they frolic about
Away on the side that is Out
So I'll post a rONG
And molpy along
Keeping things on the OTTerish route


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Re: Happy 1000!

Postby azule » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:29 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:I need to slip a if(B==D) into my code.
It's neat how you're ottifying the code of the ottified game. Yes, I picked the dick joke to comment on this, but it's mostly due to the Molpy code. lol.
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My attempt

Postby Eternal Density » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:36 am UTC

I only just noticed, with gladness
The badge earned for Ninjaing Madness
Can be earned if you make
The game stop while you take
A full coma to hold off the badness
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:37 am UTC

azule wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I need to slip a if(B==D) into my code.
It's neat how you're ottifying the code of the ottified game. Yes, I picked the dick joke to comment on this, but it's mostly due to the Molpy code. lol.

Ah, that's what that was. I am soooo slow sometimes...

Lonely here. Just me and mrob. ETA And Val. ETA2 And BlitzGirl. And...never mind, I'm off. Happy wipend, all!
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