1190: "Time"

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Postby Eternal Density » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:38 am UTC

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hey has someone compiled a list of molpy names?

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Well, Hotdog Vendor decree: suggest lots of molpy names! Maybe even have pictures/captions to go with them. Or compile lists. Just don't make a single standard list. That's not acceptable at all!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:42 am UTC

List of molpy names:
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Molpy molpy molpy molpy,
Molpy molpy molpy molpy.
Molpy molpy molpy molpy,
Grapevine, grapevine.

(The last two might not necessarily be molpies)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:44 am UTC

Molpish work, yappo. :P
A basic starter list:
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Chirpy
Hamply
Keyboard
Meowlpy
Molpy
Molpysnake
Owlpy
Pricklymolp
Raptor
Raptorcat
Raptorshark
Rabtor
Ribbit
Sparrow-raptor
Squirpy
Waterottermolpy
Wolpy
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:54 am UTC

I've only seen one so far, it was the close up of Megan with the Trebuchlet. (Newword I just came up with for tiny trebuchet...)

ETA: And don't forget the chipmolp!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:03 am UTC

cONG:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:06 am UTC

That's the one!

And to add to the list - Guineamolps!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:19 am UTC

Molpydillo!
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Postby mrob27 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:21 am UTC

Please stand by. TARDIS arriving from NP595.


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Hello, everyone. I hope things have been going well while I was gone. Let me take a look around for a moment... *quick ketchup from NP1535...*
   
yappobiscuits wrote:I led a bunch of folk (presumably OTTers) in singing this.
Treeish! I love iambic octameter. BTW, @Eternal Density I found your verse on NP1519 after you mentioned it here, and FYI the other iambic octameter on that page is by you here, and by @DrSamCarter here.
    Imagea lot of talk of Sandcastle Builder... I have to say, I got frustrated by the reliance on random guessing and puzzles, so I closed the tab, deleted the c**kies, restarted the game (now totally wiped out) and then used for(i=0;i<570;i++){Molpy.ONG();} to get back to the proper Newpix. I bought 1 bucket and 1 NewPixBot, then after a while I clicked a whole mess of times so I could get autosave, and that's it. I have 689 castles and I'm okay with that.
    I need a game that can be played by Wait-For-It-ing, not by thrashing around randomly and wishing I could read the mind of the programmer. (However, i DO LOVE REDUNDANCY.JS!!! and it inspired me to get my standalone poetry-meter grep script running, so that's not all that bad...)
    Ooohh, reading my own chronogram. That's weird *(skips)* . . . ch*rp that was a long post. Are you sure that's okay? I've seen that people like my posts, but ch*rp! What's the current rule on posting length?
    @lmjb1964, I PM'd you with a copy of your lost text. For everyone else, if this kind of thing happens to you in the future when editing an old post, PM me and I might be able to retrieve your lost post-text from my archives. (I do it for science!)
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I don't know about printers, but it would take this many molpies:
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@ucim thanks, glad you liked my poetification ("poe-OTT-ification"?)
    More iambic octameter from @Eternal Density, yay molpies! And I found your NP1519 verse, see above paragraph.
    @AluisioASG, 8 tabs are open right now in my browser. I don't switch tabs, I switch windows (that way I can see the content of both at the same time.) I'm switching every centinewpix or so, alternating between the ketchup-reading and typing this.
    Ch*rp @ggh, that's a lot of tabs!
    Oh wow, the Boosts page on the One True Wiki actually gives me a clue what's going on! Thanks @waveney!
    @yappobiscuits, wonderful work on the "I guess one of us should climb down" caption. And honourable mention to @ZoomanSP for "I don't know how anything works.".
    Wowterful LostFrames, @Vytron !
    @jovialbard, listened to your song, very poignant! Is it based on a tune or lyrics written by another, or all your own creation?

hmmm, so that's what we're doing now? okay... here's a jpg, one of my favorite M&C dialogue lines:

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two red bicolour cats (perhaps calicolpies?) floating on a small plastic lid (?), in a flooded backyard; looking slightly towards offcreen right.
(for ALT text I used color #EEF rather than BlitzGirl's #ECF3F7
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I was trying, but inland keeps moving!


For decree: my new molpy name is in the ALT text, "calicolpies", in case you didn't see it.

. . .

Anyway, why the ch*rp am I here? I bet you're asking. :P

I'm here to greet the Campaign for Real Time when they show up on Newpage 1541 to investigate the ruse that Timborme and I set up for them. However I have a feeling they might not even show up... or won't want to deal with us, or whatever.

I thank you for speeding up the pace of the Newpages (as measured against the newpix clock, or just go to mrob.com/time and scroll to the bottom) because it means I won't have to stay here too long before NP1541 has come and gone, and then I can return to my own Time (which is back at NP595, as you can see in my sig).

As for Timborme himself, he's actually outside the main entrance of the TARDIS, which is still in NP595. I've told him not to try to find the second control room, which is several kq (kilocueballs) away through the corridors so I doubt he'll find it.

In the meantime, I guess you could say I'm schizoblitzing. On the Outside I'm actually going to be fairly busy todip, so I'll probably just lurk. Optional decrees are optional so whatever comes up on NP1541, 1542 I might not do :wink: .

I won't be in the Present for long, at the rate things are going it may be only 10 np or so! (Image Image Image :!: ninja'd by about 10 messages while writing this ) ch*rp yeah! :D

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two meowpies floating on a small plastic lid (?), in a flooded backyard; looking slightly towards offcreen right.


I spent a lot of time researching these things. Though the Doctor's TARDIS has materialized inside itself, and is well known to have multiple control rooms, I found nothing to confirm or deny whether a TARDIS can have multiple exits. But ch*rpit, mine does, by my own royal decree, and this isn't a Whovian forum so everyone can just deal with it :o .
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:22 am UTC

What happened to the alt-texts?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mrob27 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:32 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:What happened to the alt-texts?
Huh? Could you be more specific?

AluisioASG wrote:EDIT:
mrob27 wrote:I need a game that can be played by Wait-For-It-ing, not by thrashing around randomly and wishing I could read the mind of the programmer.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:36 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:What happened to the alt-texts?

It was a new newpage, new decree. *shrug* Though an alt-text-thingy would still come in handy!

mrob27 wrote: . . . ch*rp that was a long post. Are you sure that's okay? I've seen that people like my posts, but ch*rp! What's the current rule on posting length?

There's no standard for posting length, and if there was, there would probably be a chupamolpy ping pong ball going "ni ni ni..."
Speaking for myself, I don't mind at all. Variety is the spice of the OTT. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby preciousidiot » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:45 am UTC

Man, I swear, reading this thread is like reading something in a language you're not quite fluent in. I recognize a good number of the words, but a lot of it doesn't make any sense.

I must observe further to fully decipher this dialect.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:52 am UTC

Welcome to the One True Thread, preciousidiot! :)

Many have observed Time and its thread, some going so far as to read it all. You're in good company!
If you need tips on some of our more commonly used words, we do have a Glossary on the Time Wiki.
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Postby preciousidiot » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:00 am UTC

Thank you, blitzgirl! I've heard a tale or two about your journey, ngl. Not something I think I'm brave enough to undertake given how many pages there are now, haha.

I'm kinda bummed that I didn't know what was going on with Time when it was first posted, but I just thought the two kids sitting there was all there was. :C
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:03 am UTC

Many OTTers thought the same thing when they saw Time for the first Time - don't feel too bad about it! Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby preciousidiot » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:08 am UTC

Well. :) Thank you for being so welcoming to one such as I who was unable to recognize the true brilliance of the OTC. Mainly because my only other XKCD friend failed to mention it to me like EVER.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:11 am UTC

You have new friends now. Better friends. I'll even make you a hat avatar (with a bit more info). *bribes making friends*

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AluisioASG wrote:What happened to the alt-texts?

It was a new newpage, new decree. *shrug* Though an alt-text-thingy would still come in handy!
This is what the standardistas fight for: an accessible web. It nearly feels like I'm handicapped, and the alt text isn't just for extra humor but to help someone. I thoroughly enjoyed the last page full of pics without seeing nary a pic, all due to the alt text.

I assumed the pics on this page were implicitly described by their OTTish molpy name. If I'm missing more than that, I might feel sad. But until I know what I might be missing out on, I'm fine. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:12 am UTC

You're right, azule - the pics on this newpage so far are pretty self-explanatory (except for mrob's, which is appropriately alt-texted).

preciousidiot wrote:Well. :) Thank you for being so welcoming to one such as I who was unable to recognize the true brilliance of the OTC. Mainly because my only other XKCD friend failed to mention it to me like EVER.

You're very welcome! Especially as you seem to notice the brilliance of the OTC now. :wink:

We OTTers are an interesting subset of xkcd fans. Not all of our fellow fans feel the same way about Time.
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Postby preciousidiot » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:15 am UTC

oh very much so. I wish I could've followed it as it was revealed, but that's okay. It's utterly gorgeous and just gave me shivers all over.
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Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:16 am UTC

Welcome, preciousidiot! Don't worry, you'll soon be wowterfully molping about like a raptorcat in the needle-pulled thing with the treeishest of 'em! ;)

Hmm, Judgement Dip is only ever going up to level 2 on the occasions I get Affordable Swedish Home Furniture, and then when it ends it goes back to 1...
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Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:18 am UTC

preciousidiot wrote:It's utterly gorgeous and just gave me shivers all over.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby waveney » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:23 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Hmm, Judgement Dip is only ever going up to level 2 on the occasions I get Affordable Swedish Home Furniture, and then when it ends it goes back to 1...

Buy more npbs (or sell bags if you have bag burning) to get it higher. The best goodie is at level 8 though there is another and a badge at 12.

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Postby preciousidiot » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:27 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Welcome, preciousidiot! Don't worry, you'll soon be wowterfully molping about like a raptorcat in the needle-pulled thing with the treeishest of 'em! ;)


wowowow thank heavens for the glossary, that was like translation homework in miniature! XD But thank you! Late to the party I may be, but Time probably doesn't mind if an OTTer is a bit on the tardy side. ;)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:32 am UTC

I actually just added a few more ottish terms to the Glossary that have become common these dips, while I was thinking about it. And yes, two of those were "ottish" and "dip." :D
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Postby AluisioASG » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:37 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby preciousidiot » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:39 am UTC

My purpose has been fulfilled!

Now I find a new purpose. So nice how fulfilling your purpose can be something tiny and how there's always another purpose waiting for you after. ^_^ *reads up on the new terms*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:45 am UTC

Though it may seem peculiar, there is plenty of Time after the end of Time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby preciousidiot » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:50 am UTC

You know what, I am a crazy person with too much time on my hands, no new dragon age for another year, and a deep desire to understand the workings of the OTT. And a penchant for spontaneous decision making and dubious judgement.

Ch*rp it, I'm blitzing this thing. Maybe one day I will actually emerge on the other side.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:54 am UTC

Crazy? Too much Time on your hands? Spontaneous decision making and dubious judgement? It sounds like you will make a most wowterful OTTer then! All the best for your Blitzquest!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:55 am UTC

:D May your blitz be molpish, preciousidiot! Best of luck!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:08 am UTC

Oh, a pause button cake :P

More cake for Aluisio!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:10 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Oh, a pause button cake :P

*picks M&Ms off of Aluisio's cake and pelts yappo with them*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:28 am UTC

*Cheekily sticks tongue out then dives back in the water and molpies off*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:32 am UTC

*sticks M&Ms to fishmolpy cake and sets it swimming after yappo*

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:37 am UTC

Thanks, it was delicious :mrgreen:
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I do wish these Judgement Dip boosts would molpy up... I've been at level 8 for a while, and supposedly they come from the Department, but the Dept. is only giving me constant Affordable Swedish Home Furnitures so far... I guess I'll just carry on [spoiler]...
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Am I doing it right?

Postby Eternal Density » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:42 am UTC

@ mrob27
But don't you know using a loop to force the ONGs is overkill?
If you would like to jump to a number you could just set it thus:
Molpy dot newpix number equals one less than the one you want.
And then you call Molpy dot ONG a single time and all is neat.


I'd like to thank you all for molpy names; I hope they'll be of use...


The Judgement Dip boosts should appear; I guess you'll have to wait for it.

HPT boosts and chronotech and cyber too help bring the Dip.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby preciousidiot » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:44 am UTC

Gefrierbrand wrote:If the comic goes on long enough we might see tidal movements of the water surface, if they are indeed at an ocean (or very large lake)


Yes, we may indeed see them, poster on the 5th page. We may indeed.

Seeing the ruminations on the meaning of the OTC at such an early stage is fascinating. How it went from melancholy to probably-very-content for some people when they realized that Megan and Cueball were sitting next to the water. I believe I will greatly enjoy this blitz, however long it takes me.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Amanita » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:45 am UTC

I've just reached the point after the Fading (fight the fade...) and some guy seems to have the full content of the OTC in his avatar... I have to say, I find this very upsetting, after all the time I've spent being so careful not to spoiler myself and cursing bitterly the three times I lost the run of Aubronwood and saw a single future-frame :(
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Like peanut butter.


This will require very careful editing of my memory so as not to ruin my future enjoyment.

On the other hand, I've been very cheered by the arrival of Blitzgirl, and although my path ahead is still long, at least the future is receding from me at a slower rate than it was for her.

I also want to mention another fellow-traveller
Vytron wrote:Yes! I did it! I did it!

I've read 214 pages of the thread! This means I started at 0% and I'm now at 50%, which is the crucial point at which I realize that, yeah, I can read it all! Eventually.
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Yup. I'm measuring my progress wrong, and having managed to reach 50% of the thread doesn't actually mean anything.

Carry on.

(And to think it'll take me a long while still to read what is being posted now. Five new post just ninja'd me. That's scary...)


I'm reassured to know I'm not the only one, and in this long journey we all take our comfort where we can. Vytron, wherever you are now, I hope you made it, pal.

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What next?

Postby waveney » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:50 am UTC

Ok, that was the Glass Ceiling broken - what next?

Given a few days I will have Badge Not Found and Warhamer, the toughest - Battlestation is a long term objective - several weeks. Logicat is crawling on, though the rewards may be modest (suggestion if you get answers wrong don't drop the power below 0 - I am now positive but it took a while).

I could get Panther Salve but it would not do anything other than waste Glass blocks, should I turn the glass off (or nearly so)?

Or what?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:55 am UTC

Hey, it's Amanita! Good to see that the blitzing continues! :D
If I recall correctly, Someguy has an avatar of the Long Night sequence. I suppose it's spoilerish, but it's nowhere near "full content."

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*sigh* I should have seen that coming. Ch*rping ottermolpies.

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