I expected, um, a bit more discussion of my "original OTT-If". At least it was noticed by the main intended recipient
(who also happened to post just above my report).
Also, sorry for the delay. Outside stuff get in the way (university classes, specifically - fortunately, at least there's no exams yet). I actually wanted to post this report *yesterdip, but got ninja'd by literally a few seconds (at least it meant I could stop where I wanted to, instead of randomly in the middle).
Meanwhile, I've started to use "ch*rping m*stard" as an expletive in Outsider contexts. I mean, I already was experimenting with expletives, but I just couldn't think of any that work decently in English ("quaternion" is maybe half-decent, but still works significantly better in Russian); and the OTTish phrase filled the gap perfectly.
@ttscp (in the Present/NP1740): yeah, we do have OTTers from Russia
though if the extravaganza you meant is the one in Sochi, I don't particularly like it (and I'm nowhere near it, for that matter).
@rvloon (NP1741, I think): I'll try to make a Russian version in a few nopix (when I get to a computer with a decent microphone). Not now, unfortunately. (I also don't have a child, and while my brother is of roughly the correct age, his pronunciation is atrocious.)
JFOM Blitz Report 18
I'll try to mainly mention stuff that didn't make it to the previous report. I know redundancy is regarded positively on the OTT, but I prefer when it's not too obvious. That said, I have no problem with expanding descriptions that were previously brief
We ultimately sort of got some of Randall's musings in the blag, and later some more in the interview (which I, admittedly, haven't seen/heard yet). That said, both of these happened after t** **d, i.e. way after NP223 (but, while it's not mentioned explicitly, sounds like the NP223 people already realized it couldn't happen while the storyline is still going).
I think Dracomax is still around in the Present, and no, I don't recall a Gospel of Dracomax or anything. So I repeat the question: did xe ever properly blitz?
Did the "Prepix" measurement system ever become accepted? I suppose it would've had problems with using shortpix vs. longpix (as the latter is what everyone actually used, and the former was what actually happened near the Beginning). It didn't help that "the Past" is also an Othercomic either.
Kieryn's image is still a spoiler. I don't remember it being like that back in the Past (the one that isn't an Othercomic), but I think I've mentioned that weirdness already in one of the previous reports.
Favorite quote of the NP:
Exodies wrote:Why do you keep interrupting this discussion with your cheesy cartoons?
(said in response to an ONG post in the middle of a discussion, NP224)
Since when the goat-horns sign has anything to do with "the beast"? (Unless StratPlayer was referring to a goat?) At least this sign was somewhat appropriate at the goat
(BlitzGirl, can you not punsaw me please? I want to continue my blitzing!)
What's a giant gambas? From the description, sounds like some kind of a vegetable. Bell pepper? I know bell pepper is pretty tasty when roasted/baked with butter, garlic, onions to taste, and a lot of pasta (which is what I guess is meant by "pastis").
Mon aeroglisseur est plain l'anguilles! Anyone knows how to say that in Beanish?
I repeat: the goat sign in that post means that post is a goat
. That simple. I guess it wasn't a goat back then so they didn't realize such an easy explanation (it is very much a goat now, however).
I'm again reminded that while the word "coma" entered the OTT lexicon pretty early, the word "day" still held on for quite a while before being properly replaced by versions such as "dip" and "dix" (possibly as late as the early second kiloNP).
To update on my pun in the previous report: alternately, there's only one Che. (That's still a cool banknote though! I'll try to get one of these for my collection if I remember.)
KarMann's "over 9000" post is currently number 8998 (OTT:225:37 by mr*bdex terminology). Blame polygoating
The word "relevation" is one of these weird English words that I'm consistently (mentally at least) spelling wrong. Another is "recurrest"; I think there are a few others I don't rememberd
. (For anyone trying to google: both of the instances in this paragraph are in incorrect spelling, but the OTT post that inspired this thought was spelled correctly.)
The Faith FAQ is funny. And a good representation of OTT culture as of NP226 (just after BlitzGirl started, and not much before shex
became a part of that culture herself). ...Wait, why "Hat" - does that refer to one of buffygirl's?
There is a post on NP226 (by ugmhemhe) that has unspoilered quotes 16 levels deep. I remember seeing 17 levels at some point in the Madness, so this can't be the record, but did anyone ever find out what was?
I'm surprised the Iceists are still around on NP226. I guess "the Snowist heresy" shouldn't be my go-to term for "brief OTT movement" (then again, until I started this blitz, I wasn't even aware they existed, and I thought I already knew a lot about early OTT heresies).
Je ne parle pas espagnol. Ich spreche Spanisch nicht. Ani lo midaber sfaradit. Ya ne govoryu po-ispanski. (Don't know how to say it in Spanish, sorry.)
I think that's far from the first word I've asked about, but what the ch*rp is a cuntnugget? (From the context, it's apparently how OTTers said stuff like "ch*rping ch*rp" back when they didn't have np1823g
yet. Still no idea what the word means, though.)
Favorite quote of the NP (again):
mathrec wrote:It may be off topic to comment on the One True Comic
(prefacing a comment about np350, on NP227)
I remember reading in some chemistry book that the true melting point of francium might never be known - if it even has a meaning - as in any significant quantities it heats itself by its own radioactivity fast enough to melt and boil in a fraction of a second. Pretty darn weird chemistry book, that was... it basically consisted of about two dozen chapters that went to ridiculous detail on some specific, very narrow and relatively obscure topics that didn't have much to do with each other, and occasionally didn't seem to have much to do with chemistry.
(Surprisingly, I wrote the above text before I encountered the phrase "francium had been calculated to be liquid at room temperature". It has, by the way - the melting point figures listed in that book varied significantly, but essentially all of them were lower than "room temperature".)
Unlike BlitzGirl, buffygirl is correctly spelled in all lowercase. And since when is Cueball a cardinal?
I think it's "semenated" coffee. Still pretty strange, though. And (later on NP229) I think it still keeps popping up in the Present, over fifteen
hundred NewPages later (though it's spelled "semencoffeecancerbabiesonice" now).
PhoenixRising is/was a blitzer? Now, I'm pretty sure there was a Gospel of PhoenixRising, but it apparently happened in the 5th hectoNPc
, so I'm not sure what was going on at NP229 (which is, after all, before blitzing was properly invented).
I suppose "15 users and 44 guests" is pretty darn quiet for that early. Closer to the present, there was, IIRC, actually only 1 user and 0 guests here briefly.
What's a Black Mesa? I think there's a wizarding school called Fourth Mesa, and the highest point of Oklahoma is some Mesa or other, but I highly suspect they weren't referring to either.
On NP235, ugmhemhe wants a hat. I repeat that: xe wants a hat from buffygirl
. That's a historical occasion if I ever saw one. (The hat is given on NP236, continuing the historicity.)
On NP236, jaxnoth finally realizes that what Cueball is building is a recursive sandcastle
I wondered how long that would take (I suppose it isn't an immediately obvious idea).
On NP237, yuvi777 posts a surprisingly correct prediction. I searched, and xe only ever posted twice on the OTT (and xer second OTT post is basically a bump of the first one, still well before the prediction turned out to be correct).
Seriously, sexual genitalia jokes are so
NP220. You already have BlitzGirl, I think - why the ch*rp you aren't getting punsawed yet? Are you taking advantage of the fact that shex
is still blitzing?
Hey, I didn't even notice that micro-flag! Was it destroyed by the micro-trebuchet? (At least it's of pretty plausible size - about a decicueball high.)
Blitzing is discussed again (not by name, of course) on NP239. I think josiahstevenson didn't particularly like the idea (xe also stopped posting a few dips later).
It's funny that the title "Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer" was almost unnoticed during
the Madness, yet became very popular after
it. Then again, the OTT isn't something particularly known for logic and reason
There is a Gospel of tman2nd too
so yeah, NP230s (239 in this case) is when prospective blitzers start to think seriously of that idea. Makes that old OTT-If image of mine that much more plausible
You doge, I put a sandcastle in your sandcastle so sandcastle wow sandcastle. Did I do this correctly?
I think I've already encountered the BHG snowglobe theory. And the general huge outsideo
zoom theory appeared even earlier. (Then again, I've spent so much on this blitz already that I don't know what's "recent" anymore. It didn't help that I went through the second hectoNP pretty quickly.)
How funny: just a few dips ago, I actually googled who the ch*rp was Tannhäuser. (The result surprised me, by the way - I thought xeh
would've been an astronomer or something. Should've guessed from the sheer weirdness of the name, though.)
What's a papal fiat? Is it something like the authorial fiat? I think the latter was a pretty decent *car, so the former might be as well.
And it's a little weird (as in a little weirder than expected on OTT), but here's what I wanted to stop this report at...
BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 126 out of 243 pages.
Operation Connect Castle. NP 201.
I have lost track of the newpix I have spent traversing the thread of Time. Newpages flow into newpages, an endless pouring of semen-laced coffee into a glass that will not fill. I exist in a world of perpetual deja vu, for I have seen the present while the posts I read codify a long-ago past. I know Megan will return, in Time. With a trebuchet. Yet the posts I read have not witnessed that epoch, and whisper only of trebuchets in their dreams. Beyond this only lies madness. Perhaps I am already mad.
Either way, it is now time for me to conclude this message-in-a-bottle and proceed deeper into this hopelessly tangled thread.
But why do I suddenly crave pancakes?
(There's a Russian saying that literally means "what a pancake", used roughly in the context where an OTTer would say "ch*rping m*stard". But I doubt it has anything to do with BlitzGirl's cravings...)d
hey, who knows - maybe these are some kind of higher-powerly failsafe, so that the next time I say I had a relevation to recurrest something nobody takes me seriously, and the evil demon Luakel doesn't get reincarnatedx
can I use "she" instead of "xe" if it is obvious that the OTTer in question is supposed to be female? then again, I referred to mr0b as "xe" in the OTT-If despite there being no confusion about his gender eitherg
probably - the source I used said it was 1826, but linked to Geekwagon; I think 1823 is the mscham
the commonly-used "centiNP" is technically incorrect - as in, technically, a centiNP would be 1/100 of a NP, or 2/5 of a post, which is a somewhat paradoxical amountiπ
don't worry - you can escape to my post!o
outside as in "outside the frame of the comic", not "the Outside" - thus why I spelled it in lowercaseh
I don't know enough of OTT standardsn
- can I use "xe" when referring to a non-OTTer?m
I'm using xer system in my reports as much as possible, because it's the one used in the mr*bdex - which I use for determining which newpix I'm on - and I want to be consistent with my numberingn
some sort of a nonexistent molpy-eating raptormolpy that probably doesn't exist, and table tennis ball, I think
Oh, and, of course:
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.