1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mrob27 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:48 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote: I think I added them on Saturday. They were turned off yesterday.

Thanks for all the filters, @SexyTalon! I for one loved them. The 2014 dictionary was a lot bigger and more self-consistent, and I'm going to add it to my arsenal of sillytext filters for use in more silliness here and elsewhere (the main reason why I was previewing 5,000-word PM's to myself to collect all that data).

The hilarious thing to me is just how much sense the Ukraine thread in N&A still made.

(I presume referring to this thread) Hmmm... let's try it! :D
    Spoiler:ed for craziness (and I am not saying that the political opinions expressed in the quote are crazy, I am saying that the wordfilters make it fun to read but some OTTers asked for Furious Doodling to be put in a spoiler):
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Tyndmyr wrote: Well, prior to WW2, we worked to cut off Japan's militaristic expansionism via cutting off their access to war materials. That went poorly. Sanctions are well and good for dealing with lesser things, but when someone makes the calculus to invade on this scale, it's a sufficiently large investment that they are not gonna roll it back over a few sanctions.
    I see fairly little indication that our(the west in general) sanctions are having an impact. Are russian stocks tanking? Is their currency dropping through the floor? If the answer is no, then clearly, the market is unimpressed.
    And Ukraine seems to have jack-all for cash. I don't see European nations rushing to cut off the flow of gas from Russia, or sending piles of money to Ukraine.

And the Maddeninged version wrote:Well, prior to WW2, we worked to cut off Breen's militaristic expansionism via cutting off dey access to war materials. dat went poorly. ...
    I see fairly little indication dat our (de west in general) sanctions be a häf an impact. be Cardassian stocks tanking? be dey currency dropping tru de floor? If de answer be no, den clearly, de market be unimpressed.
    an' Bajor seems a häf jack-all for cash. I nuh see European planets rushing to cut off de flow ah gas from Cardassia Prime, or sending piles ah money to Bajor.

Yeah, that's pretty ch*rping funny! :lol:

SB is Serious Business. N&A is News and Articles. Right? I'm so naïve. I only came here to find out what people think Randall was talking about in some new xkcd comic.

I've said elsewhere and I repeat it here, a little differently:

I've realized that I haven't set a good example. In light of the fact that some people still think I know Randall Munroe, (and I have to tell them I don't), and probably a bunch more who just assume and never tell or ask, I have to be an especially good example of being a well-educated citizen in the fora. I haven't done a good job on that, for example not reading the newbie threads or the Site/Forum Issues FAQ because I "thought I already know forum etiquette".

xkcd is very important to me. I need to do better, and I want to, and I will.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby karhell » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:11 pm UTC

HES wrote:Didn't get the job. Damn.

Aaah well better luck next time. Getting a job is hard these days, and even getting to an interview can be quite a battle. You'll find something soon, I'm sure.
In the meantime, every interview is an experience to learn from, regardless of the outcome.
FWIW, it took me about five mips to find my current job, but I'm a bit of a slowpoke ^^'
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby macraw83 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:24 pm UTC

HES wrote:Didn't get the job. Damn.

I'm sure you'll find something, just keep calm and molpy on.

It took me 18 applications before I found my first job out of school. At least it seems like you're lucky enough that they told you one way or another, I only heard back about 3 of the first 17 applications, and even when I contacted the rest I only got a straight "no" from 5 more.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:31 pm UTC

Ebonite can see the future and write great dactyls. A good talent for this page.



jimbobmacdoodle wrote:
HES wrote:~~ Whirly Time Ripple ~~
jimbobmacdoodle! It's the future-present! Come quick, grab my paw!
~~ Whirly Time Ripple ~~


*Somewhere back on new page 800*.

Aha a time portal, finally I can jump forward the 1000+ pages to the future! Wait, this portal is 5 days old, and what's that, no it's shrinking and fading away. Quickly, I must jump through it!

*Grabs hold of paw and steps through, just as the portal closes up. However, half of him isn't through when it seals up.*

*Now*

Aaarrgghh... I'm stuck.

*Pulls hard*. *Loud tearing sound*. *Falls onto the floor*.

Phew, I think I'm through. That was painful. Pro-tip to all of you present-pix waiters: don't go through a closing time portal. Right, on with the now whilst I'm still here!

*Stumbles over something*

Hmmm... a bottle, and it has a message in it. I wonder what it says?

Dear future, something strange happened when I tried to go through a time-portal. I felt like I had made it through, but next thing I know, I'm lying here on the ground and it's still np 800. What is going on? jimbobmacdoodle


I never wrote that... Guess I'll just ignore it! So, hi guys! :D

Edited to fix quotes.



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Let's grab an old pope and some
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Link » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:43 pm UTC

HES wrote:Didn't get the job. Damn.

Here's a hamplish cake to cheer you up:
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While looking for that, I came across this very molpish cake for Megan's 9th birthday. Either that's made by an OTTer, or it's an awesomeful coincidence.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tresoldi » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:44 pm UTC

Here part 1 of the analysis I started yesterday, about the Beanish script as an alphabet. If you can follow the confused arguments I make (I wanted to fix it, but I'd probably never finish it, so I am making it public the way it is), you can probably understand why I think that the alphabet hypothesis is not that valid: http://beanishlang.wordpress.com/2014/0 ... se-binish/

(but at least there is a mapping between gliphs and phonemes, if you want you can develop on that; just, as I said, I believe it makes more sense to have ᓭᘖᔭᓄ, "water", to be read as /tebagava/ then /atɯŋ/).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:54 pm UTC

MiniOTTidy:

I'm a little molpy
Spoiler:
(to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"
I'm a little Molpy
small and stout
Here is my molp-tail and here is my snout
When I'm in the basement, let me out
and MOLpy hunters will fill with doubt.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:03 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:MiniOTTidy:

I'm a little molpy
Spoiler:
(to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"
I'm a little Molpy
small and stout
Here is my molp-tail and here is my snout
When I'm in the basement, let me out
and MOLpy hunters will fill with doubt.


The Arrow and The Song
by Longfellow D. 1824?

Spoiler:
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.


The tune of I'm a Little Teapot is in my heart.
You found it and Longfellow.

Do it, again.
What else is in Your heart and in My heart?
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Time Revisited - np327

Postby mscha » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:10 pm UTC

UNGLOPHOBIA...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:22 pm UTC

mrob27 wrote:I've realized that I haven't set a good example. In light of the fact that some people still think I know Randall Munroe, (and I have to tell them I don't), and probably a bunch more who just assume and never tell or ask, I have to be an especially good example of being a well-educated citizen in the fora. I haven't done a good job on that, for example not reading the newbie threads or the Site/Forum Issues FAQ because I "thought I already know forum etiquette".

Reading the rules of the forum, the subforum, and the newbie guides are actually important. Because how things are done here is close to what other forums do while also being the exact opposite. For example, Safespaces exist here.

Another example, most forums oppose necroing an old thread. We prefer that you ask the question in the relevant, existing thread rather than having 10 threads that are almost but not quite about the same subject - for example and to partially make something up, we'd rather have a single shaving thread as opposed to a Woman's Leg Shaving, Men's Head Shaving, Men's *special area* shaving, etc.. threads.

.. I say partially because I think we don't have a shaving thread. I may be mistaken. I do know that a lot of the functions it would server are in the Woman, Boy, and LGBTIQQA threads in General.

Not to mention that the newbie thread points to a bunch of interesting threads, like the age demographics one.


And, really, any time there's a new announcement, it's important to read it. We hate clutter at the top as much as anyone, and we're not about to nail anything to the top of a subforum, much less the forum at large, unless it's important.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:30 pm UTC

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Molpish "Little Molpy," Dracomax!

tresoldi wrote:Here part 1 of the analysis I started yesterday, about the Beanish script as an alphabet. If you can follow the confused arguments I make (I wanted to fix it, but I'd probably never finish it, so I am making it public the way it is), you can probably understand why I think that the alphabet hypothesis is not that valid: http://beanishlang.wordpress.com/2014/0 ... se-binish/

I tend to agree that it feels more like an abugida. Treeish work as always! I like your account of your exploratory process. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:41 pm UTC

(I'm not dead yet!)

Outside interference this wip, soooo much Outside interference :?

(I feel happy!)

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(I'd like to go for a walk!)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:01 pm UTC

addams wrote:The Arrow and The Song
by Longfellow D. 1824?

Spoiler:
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.


The tune of I'm a Little Teapot is in my heart.
You found it and Longfellow.

Do it, again.
What else is in Your heart and in My heart?


I wrote a poem I meant to share,
But lost it in the Madness there;
The thread was locked at doodle's height
And of my post I soon lost sight.

I spoke a language few did share,
But lost it in the chaos there;
For others said "You don't belong,"
And of my tongue, they called it wrong.

But nopix later, beneath a quote
I found the poem I feared un-wrote;
And words I knew, as Sadness ends,
Are freely spoke by OTTish friends.
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Time After Time: t1i-0821

Postby mscha » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:30 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:35 pm UTC

What's that blob? Something in the sky, or are we still seeing the book and it's just an ink blot?
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ChronosDragon wrote:ETA: Turns out the author's story is a bit of a s*d one. I'll summarize below.
Spoiler:
First off, apparently he/xe has had gender identity issues so I will be referring to them as Xe.
Xe had a bit of an emotional/mental breakdown - well, not just a bit, a lot really - in February when his kickstarter ended. Xe's basically decided to give up on money and income because xe sees so many unhappy rich people and xer own family was unhappy and would have been even if they had had money. Xe sent about 75% of the backer rewards and then burned the rest of the books and has refused to give any refunds since then because, xe says, it won't be a tragedy if another rich person loses a bit of money. Xe took down both of the sites xe had up, and archives of the comics have had DMCA takedowns. It seems xe does not wish anyone else to read his comics. I don't know whether to want to respect that or to deny that wish and proclaim that the internet has a right to them because there are people there who like them. It's sort of a gray area, really, especially since xe seems to have rejected, like, how stuff works. So that is what that is.
I'm on the side of having it all be available forever. I'm so glad xkcd is of the anyone can host a copy etc version.
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This kind of thing is so sad. Forcing people to share on the down low because you have issues with your life and can't allow people to enjoy theirs (the enjoyment includes their art) is just rude. I think we need a copyright do over, because while I think the creator should be able to make money and to control some aspects they should not be able to take the art away from the world because they're grumpy now. See how this guy stole people's money, assuming they're rich...how does he know? So does he also assume that the world is better off without access to his art. Why should he get to decide that? Rant over. :)

Spoiler:
Yeah, the bit that I found the most unfair was refusing to follow through with the kickstarter because he assumed anyone who backs a kickstarter is "rich". I've backed my fair share of kickstarters, and I'm a broke independent musician. Pretty much in the same raftcastle, finance-wise, as this guy.


Sorry about the job, HES... I'm sure there are plenty of jobs for hamplies out there. Hamply-wheel-powered power station? Some sort of removal job? (I know y'all can store a lot in your cheeks...)
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Hmm, I frequent another forum that has this policy, so it's normal to me. Though they also close a thread and make a new version when it reaches 100 pages. Definitely can't see that working here. :P (That is a much less busy forum to this one though.)
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This is why I'm thankful announcements also appear in the UCP, so I don't miss them.
BlitzGirl wrote:I wrote a poem I meant to share,
But lost it in the Madness there;
The thread was locked at doodle's height
And of my post I soon lost sight.

I spoke a language few did share,
But lost it in the chaos there;
For others said "You don't belong,"
And of my tongue, they called it wrong.

But nopix later, beneath a quote
I found the poem I feared un-wrote;
And words I knew, as Sadness ends,
Are freely spoke by OTTish friends.

Cute. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Soup » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:44 pm UTC

I haven't properly ketchupped today, but I don't think this has been posted here yet. Some interesting stats from the mod side of things, from SBN's otherthread.

Spoilered in case there's still bad blood, or anymolpy doesn't care:
Spoiler:
SecondTalon wrote:
SBN wrote:Thanks. Can I ask for some additional stats for context? Is 114 hours high or low for the size of the thread? What's the total hours spent moderating over the last year?
The Time Thread, by itself, has 30 pages of logs from now stretching back to.. well, whenever it started.

The entirety of Gaming has 75 pages, with the first record on Oct 02, 2007.

Movies & TV have 50 starting at Sep 28, 2007.

Site & Forum Issues (being a place where you can post without needing any approval, so it gets the most visible to users spam) has 30 pages from Sep 27, 2007 to today.

General has 375 pages starting Sep 27, 2007.

In other words - in about a year, one single thread has generated a little under 10% of the loggable actions that the most popular subforum has done in seven years.

Individual Comic Threads as a whole, where the bulk of the new member posts get approved.. as 303 pages of logs. (Sep 28, 2007) [Gosh, noting a theme in the beginning of logging dates?]

The Time Thread represents 10% of the loggable actions in the subforum of which it's a part. And it is one of (currently) 1350 comics.

So, just echoing Belial - it's not that the one thread is doing that much more than the forum as a whole, it's that due to it's disproportionate size and growth rate, it has an extraordinary amount of traffic to it, and that traffic generates an extraordinary amount of logged actions.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:52 pm UTC

That thread was very insightful to me. I understand the actions of the mods a lot better than I did, and I realize now that they're far too invested in these forums to have any malice towards any part of them.

I think if the mods can shoot to satisfy 75% of people, then they're doing a better job than most real world political systems.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:00 pm UTC

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Time Revisited - np330

Postby mscha » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:10 pm UTC

TITLUNGS...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:12 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
addams wrote:The Arrow and The Song
by Longfellow D. 1824?

Spoiler:
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.


The tune of I'm a Little Teapot is in my heart.
You found it and Longfellow.

Do it, again.
What else is in Your heart and in My heart?


I wrote a poem I meant to share,
But lost it in the Madness there;
The thread was locked at doodle's height
And of my post I soon lost sight.

I spoke a language few did share,
But lost it in the chaos there;
For others said "You don't belong,"
And of my tongue, they called it wrong.

But nopix later, beneath a quote
I found the poem I feared un-wrote;
And words I knew, as Sadness ends,
Are freely spoke by OTTish friends.


Oh wow.. a wonderful poem and an immediate, wonderful Ottification of it.


and as far as those script problems, I'm using chrome, since I think that is what was asked. I don't know what more info you would want. I haven't actually used userscripts before now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:12 pm UTC

Treeish, Minim!

Look at old Cue, just a-crenellating away. Image

yappobiscuits wrote:What's that blob? Something in the sky, or are we still seeing the book and it's just an ink blot?

I think the latter. Cueball has the book now. He might not be used to using the pen.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:21 pm UTC

33

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And 34 (with some of Frame 1502)

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I think in OTTish a lot. Example: Chirp.
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That was actually my initial reaction - "Wow"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:22 pm UTC

mrob27 wrote:
NoMouse wrote: Wow, since when were the countries filters applied? I completely missed them.

@BlitzGirl told us about it on NP1816, and Here on NP1818 is a quote by @Dracomax demonstrating that "USA, United States, Germany, Brazil, Russia, Spain" became "EEUU, Estados Unidos, Germany, Brazil, Россия, Spain". Many more countries were added when the Madness got into fully furious doodling and pynk bananay goodness. You can see Iran got changed in the lyrics of the Animaniacs song. I meant to run that whole thing, plus all the corresponding nationalities (e.g. Iranian) through the sieves, but I didn't get around to it.

Yes, I know about these. But they were turned off on Saturday (as the wiki confirms) and then there were no country-filters for at least a day or two, because I have tried it several times. The Star Trekian filters had to come into effect later.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angua » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:27 pm UTC

You missed a bunch of the country filters by the way for the ones that are more than one word.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:29 pm UTC

Chirp, I thought that might be the case when I noticed "Great Britain" wasn't in the countries list I had.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Soup » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:38 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Treeish, Minim!

Look at old Cue, just a-crenellating away. Image

yappobiscuits wrote:What's that blob? Something in the sky, or are we still seeing the book and it's just an ink blot?

I think the latter. Cueball has the book now. He might not be used to using the pen.

Well, he doesn't know how anything works.
Wait, we don't know that yet. :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tresoldi » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:53 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
tresoldi wrote:Here part 1 of the analysis I started yesterday, about the Beanish script as an alphabet. If you can follow the confused arguments I make (I wanted to fix it, but I'd probably never finish it, so I am making it public the way it is), you can probably understand why I think that the alphabet hypothesis is not that valid: http://beanishlang.wordpress.com/2014/0 ... se-binish/

I tend to agree that it feels more like an abugida. Treeish work as always! I like your account of your exploratory process. :)


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Time Revisited - np331

Postby mrob27 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:01 pm UTC

KEEP CALM AND MOLPY UNG
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Thanks to all for the DD's and other poetry (and still plenty of time on this page to do more :D ) That's an especially flutterbeewingish OTTification of Longfellow, @BlitzGirl!

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Oh, I guess I got confused. It started with this:
ergman wrote: (OTT:1849:13) i can't seem to get the new bananayada to work. did they change the titles again? ...

And was immediately followed by @NoMouse:
NoMouse wrote: (OTT:1849:13) What browser are you using? I mainly use old Opera (12.16) with Violentmonkey and it stopped working for me too. ...

I sent PMs to both of you, and I somehow conflated the problem, thinking that you were using some other browser than Chrome (which is my browser, and in which it works just fine).
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Yes, I figured... And I know there are lots of non-country-related filters I missed. It's a guessing-game with a few-days-long time-limit, and gave me something fun to do. With phlip's simulator I can revisit the game when I'm in the mood, and know there's always more to find :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:31 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Link » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:35 pm UTC

I decided I really didn't feel like going over my quantum mechanics homework again today, so I updated AUTOMOME. There has been a significant increase in the number of words and even memes, and it now <em>phasises words that are _underscored_ in the text version.

Some funnies encountered during testing:
  • YO WAWLPY, I HERD YOU LIKE VATICAN MILLINER'S PERFECT CUSTOMERS, SO WE PUT SOME VATICAN MILLINER'S PERFECT CUSTOMERS IN YOUR VATICAN MILLINER'S PERFECT CUSTOMERS SO YOU CAN CHEW BEESNAKES WHILE YOU CHEW BEESNAKES
  • I UNBASEMENT, THEREFORE I KETCHUP.
  • THANK YOU LOOPSY. BUT OUR POPE IS IN ANOTHER RAFTCASTLE
  • NOT SURE IF KETCHUP OR JUST BLINDPOSTING
  • SO I HERD U LIEK EPSILON
  • OTTIFY THE SEMENCOFFEECANCERSTARSANDBACONBABIESONICE... WITH YOUR MOLPHIN

It's getting late; molpy down for now!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:09 pm UTC

Awesomeful, Link! Thanks for the update!

CEILING DOOM BANANA IS WATCHING YOU CHIRP

:shock: That can't be good...
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Time Revisited - np332

Postby mscha » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:10 pm UTC

GUNGLIA...
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Re: Time Revisited - np332

Postby ergman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:40 pm UTC

mscha wrote:GUNGLIA...
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cueball has built a perfect rectangle.

s'quiet tonight.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:53 pm UTC

Post rate is probably just slowing back down again after the Timeversary and the Madness/Sadness. We're still above normal average, I believe.

Also, some OTTers are being sidetracked by the Madness discussion thread in the Site/Forum issues section.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:15 am UTC

Thanks y'all, I love how this place can turn into a support forum at the drop of an exquisite hat. My molpy job hunt is in its early days, there will be plenty more applications (and rejections) to come.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:23 am UTC

heehee. I love the contrast between frizzle's drawing and cueballs.

Maybe it seems slower because I've been checking more since it started speeding up.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:06 am UTC

That's possible - the OTT always seems to move slower when I keep checking it over and over. :P

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby micdi » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:13 am UTC

Long ago...:

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NOTNOTJON wrote:Betcha a big-ass wave rolls in and messes everything up in like 5 newpix and then Megan shows up and is like "so what's up?" Cueball responds "Oh not much." and they walk off... The end.


Uhm, yeah nearly.

He got the part with "walking off" some T/time after this right, though.
Well, quite some time...

udscbt wrote:Greetings from page 239. I have to catch up with the thread, but I now need to go to the Outside to... erm... fight the Hat! Anyway I stopped by just to congratulate my anagram (ubscdt) on his Cardinalship.


Oh, the lucky (and unlucky) one, he had only 4 page to go...

Shepherdess wrote:Oh man. I had a profound revelation about this comic and was going to share, but then I got distracted and I forgot what it was. :(


Story of (my/many peoples'/[insert nothing here]) life.

histrion wrote:I'm beginning to think we're going to find out this whole sand-castle-building story has been happening, not on a beach, but on a slowly sinking boat, and Megan and Cueball are merely passing time until their deaths.


O.O
The "t" is not capitalized!
O.O

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histrion wrote:I'm beginning to think we're going to find out this whole sand-castle-building story has been happening, not on a beach, but on a slowly sinking boat, and Megan and Cueball are merely passing time until their deaths.


At the rate cueball builds he's passing time till our deaths.


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They are doing it again!

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Thank you all


This post was just so *sniff* heartwarming.

Rosewinsall wrote:is it over? cueball is done it seems.


Never done...

barometz wrote:Oh wait, I was still thinking of what we're seeing as the original iteration for these characters, with earlier ones having been built by, er, larger versions of themselves. I guess that could work, them building larger ones.



RobIrr wrote:Looked, waited, posted, and it's interminable.


This is great.... do you guys remember what this was about? ;)

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Whizbang wrote:Man! 403 and 404 were awesome! The joy of the mini trebuchet was just... worth the wait?

The wait was worth the wait.


Nothing to say about this, just true.

boozledorf wrote:Ludicrous waiting people. And I'm insane?


This one isn't bad either.

joaquimds wrote:I reckon the stick is also made out of snow


Uh, what? How? Although I certainly like the use of "reckon" here.

boozledorf wrote:Look, which people are impressively insane? (Hint: it's you guys)


What?
Ah, now I get it.


mybrainhurts wrote:Could the comma guys please go coma?


Yes, the comma debate nearly sent me to coma myself...

I will now.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:19 am UTC

micdi wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
Whizbang wrote:Man! 403 and 404 were awesome! The joy of the mini trebuchet was just... worth the wait?

The wait was worth the wait.

Nothing to say about this, just true.

Aw, I miss our HAL9000. Haven't seen him since Visitation, Ja (November).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:24 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Also, some OTTers are being sidetracked by the Madness discussion thread in the Site/Forum issues section.

Really interesting discussion.

Notably, the acknowledgement that we are woefully off-topic and in breach of forum rules, but that it's too late to do anything about it. The evolution of the OTT kinda mustarded how this thread was supposed to work.
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Belial wrote:So a bit of rambling by way of a forum sociology/history lesson if anyone cares: historically, the community at large has pretty much ignored Individual Comic Threads, because it was filled with what I at one point termed "tumbleweeds". Posters who just blow in to say one or two things and then are never seen or heard from again. It was more like the comments section on a news article than an actual forum. The mods occasionally popped in to deal with reports or maybe do some yelling-at-assholes if randy posted a particularly controversial comic (see: any comic about MRAs or PUAs), but it was considered like...the front yard of the forum.

It's why none of us noticed an actual community emerging in the time thread. There were murmurings of "y'all, the time thread is starting to get really weird" but we didn't really pay attention until y'all had gotten into full swing.

I...kindof wish that hadn't been so? Like, if we had been paying attention there are things we could've done to incorporate y'all into the forum-at-large from the outset. The first one that occurs to me would be to treat the time thread like an actual thread. Specifically, crack down on any discussion of anything other than the time comic while referring you to the relevant part of the forum for discussing the off-topic material. That way, you discuss the time comic in the time thread with your time buddies, and then come out here to talk about everything else, the way it's theoretically supposed to work.

We can't really do that now: the time thread has operated in a way that technically breaks the rules for so long that trying to suddenly start enforcing them would essentially be an attempt to forcibly break up an established community, and would be received...about as well as you might expect. It's why we don't do it.

But that feeling of "being the new kid again"? It's something we really should've exposed you all to in very small doses starting...a year ago. Our bad.
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