1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:19 pm UTC

Hi there, my hat-grandmother!

I like June Bug's theory that the hammock needs to be high because raptorcats. But another theory is that this hammock was originally designed for a very heavy beanie: a sumo wrestler type of guy. When he used it, it was barely above ground.

This guy will never appear onscreen since he is too heavy to display as a stickman.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:34 pm UTC

I like the idea of a Sumo Beanie, but it seems even less likely that Sumo Beanie would want to climb up a ladder and hurl himself up into a hammock, or even be able to do so. But maybe there's a special Sumo Beanie ladder lying on the ground that we can't see, and it's taller and sturdier.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:40 pm UTC

ergman wrote:This robot is kinda freaking me out. What IS it?
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lmjb1964 wrote:I like the idea of a Sumo Beanie, but it seems even less likely that Sumo Beanie would want to climb up a ladder and hurl himself up into a hammock, or even be able to do so.

I don't have any issues with standard ladders but my usual paranoia.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:48 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:I like the idea of a Sumo Beanie, but it seems even less likely that Sumo Beanie would want to climb up a ladder and hurl himself up into a hammock, or even be able to do so. But maybe there's a special Sumo Beanie ladder lying on the ground that we can't see, and it's taller and sturdier.

Well, Sumo Beanie would only need a string hanging from the hammock. Then he could pull the hammock down to ground level and climb in. The string wouldn't be useful to medium Beanies unless they could climb it.

Anyway, since I have predicted that the Sumo Beanie cannot ever appear onscreen, my theory cannot be falsified. Mwahaha! (Well, maybe if we see a raptorcat attacking another, low-hanging hammock.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:53 pm UTC

Silly me, here I was, on NP2384, thinking I was all alone, and editing my goat post to add:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:54 pm UTC

mikrit wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:I like the idea of a Sumo Beanie, but it seems even less likely that Sumo Beanie would want to climb up a ladder and hurl himself up into a hammock, or even be able to do so. But maybe there's a special Sumo Beanie ladder lying on the ground that we can't see, and it's taller and sturdier.

Well, Sumo Beanie would only need a string hanging from the hammock. Then he could pull the hammock down to ground level and climb in. The string wouldn't be useful to medium Beanies unless they could climb it.

Anyway, since I have predicted that the Sumo Beanie cannot ever appear onscreen, my theory cannot be falsified. Mwahaha! (Well, maybe if we see a raptorcat attacking another, low-hanging hammock.)

Good point. And the raptorcat wouldn't necessarily disprove your theory. It might just be a coincidence.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:33 pm UTC

Is that a seismograph?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:37 pm UTC

Holy ch*rp! When stuff starts happening, it really happens! It looks very much like a seismograph. Maybe the Beanie in the hammock was some sort of human seismograph, lying there till he felt something. Maybe the dam in the Strait of Gibraltar is crumbling, and the effects are being caught on the seismograph.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:44 pm UTC

My new career goal: to be a human seismograph. But not in an place with significant tectonic activity, please.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:57 pm UTC

mikrit wrote:My new career goal: to be a human seismograph. But not in an place with significant tectonic activity, please.

Hey, it would be fun as long as you were somewhere that nothing would fall on you. Or you would get swallowed up by the earth. Or hit by a tsunami.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:19 pm UTC

So I agree with the seismograph idea. Maybe we're at the Gibraltar monitoring station immediately pre-Time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:46 pm UTC

THEORY: I think the hiddenONGs are at the time period when the Gibraltar straight gets closed (probably by that big ol' bridge), and the surface ONGs are when it opens up again.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:23 pm UTC

That is a lot of hammocks (or at least ropes).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rosewinsall » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:42 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:57 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:24 am UTC

taixzo wrote:Hi! The Old Ones are returning! :D

If the ONGoing story is set before Time, are the Old Ones the New Ones?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:52 am UTC

methinks that that rope wasn't actually intended to be a hammock. The beanie was probably just slacking off on earthquake watchin' duty.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:57 am UTC

Time...
How interesting you are.

Like so many other things;
I know, I will never know.

And; That's ok.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:56 am UTC

Welcome back Rosewinsall and Buffygirl! (I guess you're my hat-grandma too; I was hatted indirectly by BlitzGirl, who was hatted by you. Does the indirectness of my behatting make you my hat-grandma-in-law?)

Indeed, there is so much going on now! They heard we like ONGs so they put ONGs in our ONGs so we can ONG while we ONG!

One thing I notice is that the "stop sign" text is below where I would expect it (even lower case); perhaps its a two-word sign? Unusual for an important sign, but who knows what happens in eleven thousand odd years.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:14 am UTC

ucim wrote:One thing I notice is that the "stop sign" text is below where I would expect it (even lower case); perhaps its a two-word sign? Unusual for an important sign, but who knows what happens in eleven thousand odd years.

That depends on what the proto-Beanish word for "stop" is. If, for example, it starts with the same character(s) as the third word from the right in the second-to-last line on the warning sign, then the round part of the character(s) uses only about half the height of the word, and it would be expected to be found at the position where it is. The same situaton would result, of course, if the "stop" word uses any of the other characters that protrude the height of the round part we see here.

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If you remove the English "STOP", centre the Inuit word on the sign, and look only at the first symbol, it would appear to be too low.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:22 am UTC

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Time After Time: t-1_0145

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Postby NoMouse » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:29 pm UTC

The Beanie on the right looks like he's urinatONG on the seismograph. :shock: (And the one on the left is about to do that too. Sorry, that's really what went through my head when seeing this and the previous non-enhanced t-1_frame. :mrgreen: )
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Postby mscha » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:47 pm UTC

Here's an animation of the main story so far.

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Note the molpy in the last few frames: under the second tree.
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Re: [t-1_0147] BUTTER DOESN'T GROW ON TREES.

Postby lmjb1964 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:51 pm UTC

NoMouse wrote:The Beanie on the right looks like he's urinatONG on the seismograph. :shock: (And the one on the left is about to do that too. Sorry, that's really what went through my head when seeing this and the previous non-enhanced t-1_frame. :mrgreen: )

Great. Can't unsee. :)

I don't understand what the hiddenONGs are doing. We're panning up, yes? Think we'll see something on that roof to the right? And why couldn't we see the whole stop sign? :( It might have helped decode some of the sign. I know, I know,
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That larger sign is interesting. It isn't just hanging on the fence; the links are embedded in the sign. Does that mean something?

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Re: BTTBAA: 832

Postby moody7277 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:03 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:The sign, made rectangular for better character recognition.
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"By order of the Tarifa Board of Construction, this building is scheduled for demolition 27 Oct 2983." or some such. Panning back to see the big bada boom.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:18 pm UTC

Seems likely. But I still want to know what the ch*rp that little thing was running around in there.

Good news! I PMed tresoldi to see if xe wanted to check out the writing and weigh in. Xe's on vacation but will do that on his return. Yay!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:02 pm UTC

I have spent some time in retroketchup to find the start of the currentONGs, happened to find a link to yappobiscuit's Basementee Rapsody :applause:, and then I found The Start. And I know something about the day it started: it was New Year's Eve of Anno Mundi 5776, in the Jewish calendar.
According to Wikipedia: "AM 5776 began at sunset on 13 September 2015 and will end at sunset on 2 October 2016."

I am not sure of the significance. It might make more sense to start a new story on a New Year's Day instead. So maybe it's just a coincidence. The date on the sign is probably not in the Jewish calendar, since there were few skyscrapers in Spain in AM 2983, and since it written with Arabic numerals.

Well, Happy New Year and ONG, anyway. I predict that Th* *nd will come on 2 October 2016.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:10 pm UTC

mikrit wrote:I have spent some time in retroketchup to find the start of the currentONGs, happened to find a link to yappobiscuit's Basementee Rapsody :applause:, and then I found The Start. And I know something about the day it started: it was New Year's Eve of Anno Mundi 5776, in the Jewish calendar.
According to Wikipedia: "AM 5776 began at sunset on 13 September 2015 and will end at sunset on 2 October 2016."

I am not sure of the significance. It might make more sense to start a new story on a New Year's Day instead. So maybe it's just a coincidence. The date on the sign is probably not in the Jewish calendar, since there were few skyscrapers in Spain in AM 2983, and since it written with Arabic numerals.
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Well, Happy New Year and ONG, anyway. I predict that Th* *nd will come on 2 October 2016.

Since Jewish holidays generally (always?) start at sunset, it would definitely make sense to start on New Year's Eve, as it were. That can't be a coincidence, can it? But what does it mean?

ETA from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Gibraltar:
[quote=Wikipedia"]There has been a Jewish presence in Gibraltar for more than 650 years. There have been periods of persecution, but for the most part the Jews of Gibraltar have prospered and been one of the largest religious minorities in the city, where they have made contributions to the culture, defence, and Government of Gibraltar.

Significantly, the Jews of Gibraltar have faced almost no official anti-Semitism during their time in the city. During Gibraltar's tercentenary celebration, Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Commonwealth, was quoted as saying, "In the dark times of expulsion and inquisition, Gibraltar lit the beacon of tolerance," and that Gibraltar "is probably the community where Jews have been the most integrated."[/quote]

One of the languages they speak is something called Ladino. I hoped it would look like the writing in the hiddenONGs, but it looks more like Hebrew: http://www.omniglot.com/writing/ladino.htm

I also found out there's a cultural groups of Gibraltarians, also called Llanitos. They have a language called Llanito, although it typically is not written.

Then there's this article about the languages of Gibraltar. I wonder if the current alphabet is descended from Hebrew or Arabic or some combination thereof?
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BTTBAA: 843, t-1_0148

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:14 pm UTC

The whole sign is visible!
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Also, the sign is on the left side of the gate. (I think it's a gate)
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Re: BTTBAA: 843, t-1_0148

Postby AluisioASG » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:37 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:The whole sign is visible!
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I see a bicycle. Maybe with a longer front and sans the guiding thing.
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