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by ColletArrow
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

Another Blitzreport Maybe I should start numbering these? Probably too late now. Anyway, I thought I'd check back in, now that I don't have to post in Haiku. I've reached NP760 (28.72% of the OTT), and thus NewPix 1766 (56.93% of Time). Progress has been slow to restart, as the weather has just rea...
by ColletArrow
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162739

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

These were both on the BBC News homepage today: Dog's 'cancer' turns out to be four teddy bears A sick St Bernard dog whose owners feared she could have cancer was found to have eaten four teddy bears instead. Eight-year-old Maisy had a CT scan which showed an unusually full stomach and a mass on he...
by ColletArrow
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi Katakissa
It's good to hear another
Blitzer has come back.

I wish you good luck
As a fellow Blitzer, and
Hope you enjoy Time.

Also, posting here
Earlier restarted my
Blitz, I thought it might. :roll:
by ColletArrow
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

So I was going To post a blitz-update soon We'll see how it goes. As my location Suggests I've stopped on New-Page Seven-and-fifty. I'm stuck in the past Not really in the present But I still read you. Once Work is over In hopefully ten wips time I will start again. Until then is now I will continue...
by ColletArrow
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28368
Views: 2873840

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I know it's an incredibly English/cliched complaint, but it's been annoying me. Also, warning: overuse of italics. Damn this weather. I seem to have received all the problems/delays/cancellation/etc, due to the bursts of cold/wind/snow, whilst hardly seeing any of the weather itself. Most recently, ...
by ColletArrow
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162739

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Romanian court tells man he is not alive (Constantin Reliu, 63, fails to overturn 2003 death certificate because he appealed too late) Putting the "dead" in "deadline." Excellent! What an odd series of events. I almost fell over at the line Reliu had planned to renew his passpor...
by ColletArrow
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13380
Views: 1398685

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Interesting. Apparently A) we have no idea where it will re-enter, B) most of it will probably burn up anyway and C) people are unnecessarily scared about it: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/11/17100434/china-falling-space-station-tiangong-1-risk-assessment . Even if that article goes on a tangent a...
by ColletArrow
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 6912

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

(But I won't argue with anyone who actually rotates paper maps, as this makes you obviously entirely wrong about everything. :P) Sometimes I rotate the map in my hands, sometimes I turn in place whilst holding the map. How else would you align the map with the landscape? :) We were always instructe...
by ColletArrow
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, this can't be such a bad place after all if we're all Wintergatan fans :P :lol:. I've been following Martin's YouTube for a while now, since the first marble machine. He's currently building a new, better marble machine to take on tour, and it's pretty interesting to see it evolve. It's even m...
by ColletArrow
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2050
Views: 612211

Re: Something on Youtube

That's beautiful Sableagle, why didn't I click the link earlier? On a new note, here's a true masterpiece of a video, a musical round sung/played on an apparent "triple" piano. https://youtu.be/HcRW3FMuttY It's a 360° video, so best watched (in my experience) on the YouTube app on a device...
by ColletArrow
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi there! Firstly, I must apologize; I really haven't been continuing on my blitz. Only earlier did I pick up from NP 745 (currently ~4 NP later). I shall try to get back into the thread, but unfortunately outside commitments have been building up. It doesn't help my wireless mouse is giving up, lea...
by ColletArrow
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162739

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Well... this is certainly different: Newport fire crew cut spanner from man's genitals at A&E . Don't worry, it's BBC News so the article is pretty short. But, nonetheless, it begins with Firefighters have issued a tongue-in-cheek safety warning after being called to a hospital to free a man who...
by ColletArrow
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, so you're another UK OTTer! That's nice to know as there actually aren't many of us. Off the top of my head there's just me, HES, Minim... and now you too! I have a feeling dawnfire might've been from the UK too... haven't seen them in a while but they made all those really awesome OTColourizat...
by ColletArrow
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

I feel once again it is time for a Blitz-report, as I have arrived at a neat tying-up point in many ways; a round newpage number, a round newpix number, a round hour at the end of a weekend, and the end of an album. All at once. It's like I planned it (I didn't). Said newpage is 730, or 27.7% of the...
by ColletArrow
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 43
Views: 3432

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

Seeing as my surname is "Bond", all I can say is that I'm glad my parents didn't name me "James". I do occasionally get comments, but I've built up a few stock responses, and I quite like it really. . There are of course other famous "Bond"s; my dad shares his name with...
by ColletArrow
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 37
Views: 3904

Re: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"

When I need a new one I just tend to go into the nearest shop and say "will this carry the things I need, is it a nice colour and is it cheap", because I'm useless at shopping. Although I do tend to look for the ones with a laptop-carrying compartment, even though mine is incredibly heavy ...
by ColletArrow
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

this post triggered a new page... No decree for us? Unless the decree is to mention something you did that had unintended consequences. Erm... yes, that will do that's what I meant... should I go and edit that into the top post? In other news, I have now reached NP 550, ~20.9%. Woohoo, I've read 1/...
by ColletArrow
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

GnomeAnne wrote:No decree for us?

Oh, right, didn't realise that was still happening (it didn't last page)...
I'll come up with one in the morning.
by ColletArrow
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

Randallspeed my friend, I have decided to resume my blitz at NP 500, rereading the last few hundred pages from my previous attempt. This will allow us to encourage and support each other in our journey through the vast reaches of the thread. Sounds good! :D Tonight I made the push to reach NP 500 (...
by ColletArrow
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

I feel it is Time for another report. I began composing one last night, but I am glad I did not post it, for significant markers have been passed since. I have now reached NewPage 455, 3 Newpix into the new Eon. This equates to 17.3% of the thread as it stands. (The original post would have declared...
by ColletArrow
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 4421

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

This is pretty good, although all I can think of when I see the comic is this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbenrpfuxHs
by ColletArrow
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

I feel I should take this opportunity to report on my progress to the present. Since my last post here in December, I haven't really read much further. However, since exams are complete and work is non-extant for the next 2 weeks, and coastal Wales in January features weather dismal, I should be abl...
by ColletArrow
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162739

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I can't see how a diversion route from the M4 Eastbound would take you there. Motorway closed > forced to take exit > sat-nav re-routes down inappropriate road. Happens all the fucking time. We get a ton of complaints every time we close a road because suddenly there's a load of heavy traffic going...
by ColletArrow
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162739

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Nice Welsh-ing! I did have to google the latter ones, but I knew the first handful just from living/studying at Swansea University since September. I guess the acronym for HGV isn't used in Welsh though. And no, there weren't any ysgolion nearby, nor anything really apart from a couple of tai and lo...
by ColletArrow
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162739

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Aldi lorry blocked lane in Clydach near Swansea This sounds pretty mundane, but have a look at where it got itself on Google maps . Zoom in where Mynydd Gelli Wastad Road meets Heol Dywyll, roughly in the middle, and look at the street view. Why? What on earth did the driver think they were doing? ...
by ColletArrow
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 3608

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

I don't think I've had any of the dreams mentioned in the comic, but then I'm very good at forgetting them in general. That said, last night I did go back to school, but as "current me" rather than as a pupil. It made sense as I was the assistant theatre techie, so I was probably going to ...
by ColletArrow
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162739

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Excellent! And also completely random; where did he even find that?

Although it's a month old, I still like this one: Man 'cements microwave to head' in Wolverhampton. Don't worry, he was fine somehow, but it took a few hours to get him out. It certainly raises more questions than answers though.
by ColletArrow
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"
Replies: 62
Views: 6575

Re: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"

Tacking on to this, while LHR (London Heathrow) is the airport //most// people would fly into to get to London, there are two other airports serving the area as well: LGW (London Gatwick) and LCA (London City Airport). It’s even worse than that - there’s also London Stansted (STN, more truthfully c...
by ColletArrow
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

yappobiscuits wrote:Woo, welcome! So neat to still have people newly discovering the comic even now.

Thanks!
Update: 10% milestone reached! Woohoo! :D Now I need to get back to assignments, unfortunately...
by ColletArrow
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

Welcome to the thread! Thanks! I'm now 8.5% of the way through, safely past the first Madness. Occasionally I think how long a task this will be, and then I just think: Who cares. Let's just do it anyway. And, therefore, not do any revision for Uni. Hmm. May need to sort that out at some point... H...
by ColletArrow
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks all! Now on page 85 (~3.23%), slow progress today because Lectures are a thing unfortunately. I've got an empty weekend coming up though! :D
by ColletArrow
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

Welcome, ColletArrow, Revealer the Recent. Enjoy the journey, and feel free to post your thoughts, or to join us here in the present. (You might also wish to consult the wiki.) Thank you! I found the wiki before I found this thread, which was somewhat confusing, but never mind. It's fun seeing the ...
by ColletArrow
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35798155

Re: 1190: "Time"

I guess I should introduce myself briefly here, too. Although I'm 4.75 years late to the party, I have essentially signed up to this forum just for this thread. Since discovering it on Wednesday evening, I am already at ~p.60 (which is still only 2.3%, I know). As I didn't actually start reading xkc...
by ColletArrow
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10904
Views: 2064901

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I guess I should start here, then. Good morning/afternoon/evening, all! I'm a brit, currently in my 1st year of studying Civil Engineering at Swansea University, Wales. Back in 2013, I was given What if for Christmas. I read it quite a lot, it became an excellent bedside book I could dip into for on...

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