Blitz "progress" (more of a slight update/travelogue): NP 43 (np121).
"This thread has passed through various stages" my molpy. If only they knew that they're barely starting, and that the thread would pass through dozens or more of stages yet (I wonder whether anyone could make a chronology of the OTT detailed enough to include our own periods, eras and eons).
I'm not sure whether whatever was up with the first post of NP 38 can be called "coming up with OTT slang". I'll try to look whether that particular word had indeed been adopted so early. (Update from a few pages later: doesn't look like it was.)
The DONG counter is also posted on NP 38; it is, in fact, still working, counting down time to nonexistent no-shortpix - even though I have no idea how the heck could that be useful to anybody any more (except perhaps if that anybody is playing Sandcastle Builder, but even then the in-game counter is better).
It's a bit funny that people are still discussing how everyone would attach a special significance to what they call "half-hours" (and what we would call shortpix). Of course, there hadn't been any longpix yet (I think they're slightly over halfway there).
And just as I wrote this: someone called yaddayadda does happen to make the incredible intuitive leap that maybe, probably, there would be longpix. No, seriously (it makes a bit more sense in context).
Forum has 503 problems when trying to open my control panel. Not particularly relevant to my blitz (I've spend too long thinking over NP 38).
Dracomax's first post is on NP 38; I suppose that makes *them one of the earlier OTTers
and with that, I finally continue on (fortunately without any 503).
The fourth post of NP 40 mentions that, quote, "Ooooh Page 40!" I suspect this was the original **popeой
of that page; this might be the earliest known proof of posts changing place (in this particular case, it's probably because of a few firstposts getting moderated).
There is a major discussion of aubronwood's gender. The consensus seems to be that he is actually named Aubron Wood, which is a bit surprising (I didn't know Aubron was a real name).
The first bunch of periods is inaugurated on NP 41; I don't know whether that counts as OTT slang (if it doesn't then there still isn't any since MM[P]ONS), but the period names in that posts are mainly those still in use (in fact, it looks like that post was copied to the wiki pretty literally).
And, after quite a few *hours, this particular section of the blitz is over (I really should go to bed now - not sure about coma though, already had my share of vivid hallucinations this night).ой
we really need some way to use an anachronistic term without making it look *heretical... on second thought, I
need some way, darn AH.comese terminology - then again, is there a *standard way to show that a term is anachronistic?
There are two films that I particularly like.
One of them is a science-fiction dramatic comedy involving a boy who accidentally travelled in time. Extremely popular when it originally came out in 1985, it retains a major cult following to this day.
The other one, of course, is Back to the Future.