1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:14 pm UTC

ggh wrote:
addams wrote:I have, for many a Christmas, celebrated by planting bulbs.
I skipped last year, I was not feeling well enough to walk.

This year I will be planting Gladiolus.
I have enough for two medium pots.

I harvested these bulbs from last years garden.
I have had a plan brown paper bag in the refrigerator for months and months.
Spoiler:
Yes! Of course, it was labeled, Gladiolus!
Today, Christmas Eve Day, they are segregated onto two plates on the kitchen counter.
Tomorrow, taking Fair Winds for granted, I will place them in soil. Then....I will...
Spoiler:
Wait for it.
When will these come up?
They were my mother's favourite flower.
Will you post pics?
First; Thank you, EveryPoster for the UpDates.

It is so interesting to imagine how your lives
flow on under such very Different weather conditions.

Second: ggh; aww..gee...You remembered...
...Me and your Mum.

Yes. I can easily understand Loving Gladiolus;
It is a Beautiful Flower.

Yes!! Yey!! Happy Dance!
They Made It!

When there was an unusual Deep Freeze,
after I had planted them;..My heart sank...

"Dead." I thought..."There is a slim chance." I thought.
Not Dead!! They live and show 3 to 5 inches of green!

I would Post Photos faster that a Jay finds an easy meal.
But,...woefully, I don't know How.

I'll keep you Posted on their progress.

They are Not dead.
That's Good News!

Plant life, inside the GreenHouse, protected from the relentless and damaging rain,
Is thriving in response to the longer hours of light, feeble as it is, through the clouds.

huh?...I wonder where ED, StprmAngel and the Convoy of HappyCampers are?
Personally, I'd like his Sister to have name, more ..umm "Cheese"? Really?

Does she look like a "Cheese"?
Or; Does she look like an Alice in Wonder-UpSide Down-Land?

My land is a land of WaterFalls.
A watery place.

Water showing all of its talents.
Our one Fame is our Water.

I had never thought of Australia as a land of Tumbling Water.
ED, Time and This Forum have been very educational for me.

EDIT: For decree: (forgetful me; excuse please)
Tell us more Stories of your lives.
Spoiler:
You are All so interesting.

Stories of City Life are like reading Stories of Alien Life.
Stories of Real Families are better than any Fiction.

Our Poster come from such far flung places.
The landscapes and culture are Fascinating.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:35 pm UTC

ggh wrote:
ucim wrote:short dix
Heheh. :)
All the way from New Zealand. :)

Addams - where do you fall down posting a picture? Taking it on your phone? Finding it later? Attaching it?

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Re: Beesnakes on Every plane.

Postby GnomeAnne » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:20 pm UTC

Hi to Flado and Wildhound.
Wildhound wrote:
Hi there, I've uploaded it here for you, but feel free to host it elsewhere if you please.
I love this wallpaper, thank you.
Are you going to update the link in your Sig?

New OtherComic.

A story.

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Some time ago I began going to a doughnut shop franchise every morning. One of my friends also went there each morning, and we often ran into each other and exchanged a cheery greeting. We both got a cinnamon roll every day, although he would occasionally get a chocolate knot as well.
Stephanie, one of the employees there, had worked with the franchise operator for years to perfect the recipe for these cinnamon rolls, and they were the best I had ever tasted.
This went on for over a year, and I got to know the folks who worked there fairly well. It was all going swimmingly until one day I went in and there were no cinnamon rolls!
The corporate hq had been getting complaints that the locations in other cities didn't have the delicious cinnamon rolls that the Lincoln location did. So naturally, instead of telling the other locations to start carrying them, they simply took ours away. They started changing other things at about the same time, but I was less concerned with the other changes.
I was somewhat distraught, I don't like changing my habits, and I especially don't like them to be changed for me. I got a raspberry Bismarck with chocolate icing and left the store pulling out the wrong way on a one way street. Panicking, I immediately turned off that street...and was again going the wrong way down a one way street. I pulled into a parking lot, calmed down, and then continued on my way. Two blocks later a car ran a red light and nearly hit me. I didn't see him until the last minute because I was thinking about not having a cinnamon roll.
The next morning I went to the shop again and told them about how I had nearly died the previous morning and they gave me  the phone number for the corporate offices. The employees of the shop were very upset about the lack of cinnamon rolls, among other changes that had taken place, and they encouraged me to call and complain as often as possible. So every morning I and several other customers would call and complain about the lack of our favorite breakfast food, and they would say there was nothing they could do, or that they would bring them back eventually. They made up excuses like not having a recipe or not having the correct ovens. One person I spoke to said "You wouldn't go to [burger place] and order a [menu item known to be served at competing burger place], so why are you going to a doughnut shop and ordering cinnamon rolls?" The employees at the shop began making the cinnamon rolls and secretly giving them away to us, since we still came in every morning and asked whether they had been brought back yet. But eventually management noticed and put a stop to that. We gradually stopped going there, and the people that had worked there quit one by one and found other places to work. I tried every other place in town that sold cinnamon rolls or cinnabons, but none of them came close to being as good as the ones from that doughnut shop. And by the time I thought to go in and ask for the recipe, all the employees I knew had stopped working there save one. He did not know the recipe and wouldn't give me contact information for anyone who did, not that I blame him, but I was a little put out at the time. Then, yesterday, the friend I used to meet there in the morning called and said Stephanie had started her own doughnut shop and was selling cinnamon rolls again. I went in this morning and had one, and it was delicious.



This. Because it's awefulsome.
mrob27 wrote:… sending occasional Capsules in Time

This message sent by em-rob twenty-seven has a certain rhyme
descended from x k c d one thousand fifty two, not Time

Spoiler:
I've Blitzed five hundred sev'n'y six Newpages of the One True Thread,
and here, in just as many beats, a summary of what I've read:

(we'll use the tune from this recording yappobiscuits made for us
or supercalifragilisticexpialido-she-us)

"a Journey of Discovery"
(in Words the OTTers Wrote for Me)


(orchestral intro, forty beats, and lead-in for two measures more
(with metronome at 2-oh-8, for those of you who have the score)


 Refresh? It does for sure update the image automatically. (NP10:36)
     Creation of a new religion moderately frightens me. (NP68:34)
 So how can we assume that any comic will remain the same? (NP32:29)
     ... the water level since the Great Expansion up until this frame? (NP248:6)
 The journey gives the wisdom and the bravery to take the charge, (NP109:11)
     The rate this thread is going, getting with the Time is pretty hard. (NP113:29)
 We're given zero reason to suspect it is significant (NP100:17)
     that Megan might return and they can build together once again. (NP119:26)

 Is Cueball laying back against the wall and staring at the sky? (NP128:1)
     That picture was unreasonably large and I apologize. (NP229:18)
 In all the precious moments of the one true needle-pulling thing, (NP277:14)
     and Proto-Indo-European Demons' instant RECKONING. (NP165:36, NP181:11, NP169:15)

 I'm shuffling frames to see if something interesting will come to light, (NP224:15)
     a universal panacea for the mysteries of life. (NP274:19)
 A satisfying explanation? That's a Holy Mystery, (NP297:15)
     and Aubron doesn't correlate exactly to the OTC. (NP465:25)
 Creating something even deeper out of the experience, (NP113:34)
     the opportunity to add a Monty Python reference. (NP377:15)
 Original discussion was around the title of the Knights (NP280:12)
     continuing to slowly undermine the castle on the right. (NP365:5)

 I doubt the Inquisition is considered a religious group, (NP301:15)
     nor every comic that continues endlessly is in a loop. (NP324:7)
 I wonder, what if Time is a reflection of this very Thread? (NP379:23)
     I'll read it all eventually, uh wait a minute what the heck. (NP428:18)

 They're obviously hashes generated on the server side; (NP394:23)
     I guess we'd love a coloured newpix delta view in Aubron style. (NP414:8)
 A sinking feeling nothing else about the OTC has caused -- (NP395:9)
     you're not alone in your enjoyment of the kitty avatars (NP423:1)
 On topic, yes this is a very interesting development, (NP416:21)
     more literary than a scientific or computer bent. (NP560:22)
 The OTT is basically a chatroom with a public log. (NP519:31)
     She travelled back to save the little trebuchet from being lost. (NP539:36)

 Already married -- sentiment appreciated nonetheless! (NP416:34)
     From boredom here is my interpretation of the current quest. (NP454:5)
 It's possible that Cueball just accused the sea of heresy... (NP515:10)
     Into the distance, on an endless journey of discovery! (NP523:29)

these lines were taken from the Thread, and clicking each, you'll plainly see
that only very rarely were they edited for poetry

with many pages waiting as I journey towards my afterwhen
I'll molpydown and say goodbye to you for now...
Transmission End.


 

*Message's subject is doubledly-dactylic? self-contradiction or paradox -- Ch*rp!


by saying "it's redundant" so we will not click the
an Edit added hastily, deilvering my first decree:
to find an illustrator for this verse would make my molpies squee!
(I wrote down some ideas, PM me if interested)


ucim wrote:Addams - where do you fall down posting a picture? Taking it on your phone? Finding it later? Attaching it?
Attaching them I think. I adedited them to a spoiler in an earlier post and sent her the [img] code so she can post them.

I currently have longer hair than the average male. I don't recall ever having frozen it while it was wet, though.

Edit for post number:
Spoiler:
Proton-enhanced nuclear induction spectroscopy

Four dix from now marks the anniversary of the beginning. I am going to try to blitz the thread at the speed it was written. I will try to keep up with the present at the same time. I will most likely fail.

Tell TLF what you learned
Image

You started a private chat with theLuckyFinder (TLF).
B: I'm back.
B: Good news.
B: There is a way to connect the games.
B: There is a thing called TIOC.
B: It will connect our games by Coincidence.
B: I don't know how to use or configure it yet.
B: But I can send it to you already.
You sent the file /home/b/coincidence/files/toic.lpg
TLF: Thanks.
TLF: What do I do now?
B: It's supposed to be "installed" by a "packet manager".
TLF: I don't know where the packet manager is.
TLF: But I just clicked the file.
TLF: There is an "install" option.
TLF: I'll try it.
TLF: Wait for it.
TLF: "Can't install package "toic" version 0.15.
TLF: Version 0.17 already installed.
TLF: Use "-v" to downgrade."


Hmmm.
Can the two different versions connect to each other?
Does TLF have the installer for v-17 so b can use it?
Waiting For It...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby macraw83 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:13 pm UTC

Blitzspeed, GnomeAnne. May your xips be free of Outide-ishness during the 4th anniversaries of The Fading, the BlitzGirl singularity, and T** **d.

Signposts would be much appreciated, but not required. I do hope you check in occasionally either way.

I wonder how hard it would be for b_s to set up a mirror of the rorrim that is scripted to only have posts that occurred over N yips ago, where N is user-selectable. Maybe one of these xips I'll actually dig into mine and see about making one myself (though it seems like I find myself with less and less free time the more time elapses).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:15 pm UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:Hmmm.
Can the two different versions connect to each other?
Does TLF have the installer for v-17 so b can use it?

Hmmm.
The difference between "tioc" and "toic" may be a significant one. Did B send TLF the wrong file by mistake?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 pm UTC

In the screenshot it says tioc. Probably a transcription error.
Odd, though, that the same error would be made twice.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:42 pm UTC

macraw83 wrote:I wonder how hard it would be for b_s to set up a mirror of the rorrim that is scripted to only have posts that occurred over N yips ago, where N is user-selectable.
In this mirror? not so easy.
In the next version which I will make I don't know when? should be easy.

Speaking of mirrors, It's probably time to enter the Madness Mode.
Because the madness can arrive soon and this thread is no longer an exception I'm disabling the crontab entries for the bots reketchupping the past. I'm only leaving the one which only reads the newest page. This way only the latest page of the mirror will be affected by the madness.
After the madness I will reenable the bots.

GnomeAnne, do you have a local copy of the frame made when you posted it?
If yes, you will see a small difference.
BFTF replay.
Good luck, my blitzing friends!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:48 pm UTC

No, but the text on the moonserver page has been changed.
Waiting For It...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:57 pm UTC

The frame has changed too.
I not only made a typo when writing the text on my computer.
I also made a typo when writing this on paper.
Spoiler:
typo-000067.jpg

While the typo is understandable (I and O are very close on the keyboard and it's easy to press them in wrong order) I can't understand how I managed to make a handwritten typo.
ETA: I just noticed another one...
BFTF replay.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:37 pm UTC

(deep breath...)Here Goes!
#1.
Spoiler:
Image
well...It's sideways;
But it is There!

There is a fine line between Art and Trash.
SomeTimes I cross that line.
SomeTimes I don't cross it.

This Time;
Did I?

What do you think?
Should I polish the Boots?
#2.
Spoiler:
Image
The Gladiolus. They are beginning their journey to lovely FlowerStalks; I hope.
#3.
Spoiler:
Image
Oh! Oh! My Pride and Joy! Jet-Black Petunia.
I baby this plant as much as I can. It is fuzzy.

I have never seen another one like it.
It is four years old. A not annual, annual.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:51 pm UTC

addams wrote:A not annual, annual.

My mother has a lot of those. Plants in her garden flower when they want to, not when they're supposed to.

Unrelated, for prosperity:
Spoiler:
Image - Image - Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:21 am UTC

HES wrote:
addams wrote:A not annual, annual.

My mother has a lot of those. Plants in her garden flower when they want to, not when they're supposed to.

Unrelated, for prosperity:
Spoiler:
Image - Image - Image
H@ chirpingmustard


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:34 am UTC

Taixzo: Are you, still, Iced In?
Are you running low on food?

Food?
Yum! GnomeAnne; There is nothing quite like a good Cinnamon Roll.
Not worth driving headlong into traffic over. (Oops...Maybe..)

I have never tasted those.
That must be a very special Food.
HES wrote:
addams wrote:A not annual, annual.

My mother has a lot of those. Plants in her garden flower when they want to, not when they're supposed to.
When are the 'supposed' to bloom?
Funny Plant.

They are not 'supposed' to last more than one year.
Mine are four years old.

Maybe, they ignore exterior expectations.
And; Blithely live life any way they please!

Spoiler:
And; The RainStorm rages on out there.
It is only March. It is only March.

If I keep saying it,
it might help.

(whine...)
It is So very wet.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: 1190 - Time: Beesnakes on Every plane.

Postby ggh » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:13 am UTC

Oh Addams - your black petunia is a beauty! This was my first Time growing petunias (just the basic pink ones) - I liked it. The Farmer's Almanac says that petunias are "tender perennials in Zones 9 to 11" which is where both of us are, so maybe mine will survive the winter too with a little coddling.
Thanks for sharing your baby glads with me. :)



GnomeAnne wrote:Four dix from now marks the anniversary of the beginning. I am going to try to blitz the thread at the speed it was written. I will try to keep up with the present at the same time. I will most likely fail.
Ooh - a gnoble quest indeed! I wish you luck!

Also, I'm surprised at how much it pleases me that you have cinnamon buns again.



I have general format comment. I'm not crazy about stories being in code boxes - I find them a bit more difficult to read than their regularly formatted counterparts. Also, their contents don't show up in thread searches, so if later I go looking for GnomeAnne's cinnamon bun story or where ED had a flat tire, I'm going to have to work harder. On the other hand, if the code boxes make it easier to post these tales or have other advantages, please ignore me here. It certainly ain't no deal-breaker for me.

Also, ED... tire?



So, TLF has a later version of TIOC than AP. I wonder what that means.
Apparently, TIOC is something that got worked on enough to have a few versions.
I don't know if it says anything about TLF and AP since TLF found hers and we don't know much yet about how AP got his CT-card, and, um, also the high likelihood of Time shenanigans.
Whilst respecting that it's dangerous to make Homestuck-related assumptions, it seems slightly unnerving that TIOC appears to be in beta.


ETA: is it also a typo that the gif says "It will connect our games by Coincedence" but the fq box corrects the spelling? Or is that what you were talking about before, balthasar?
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Re: 1190 - Time: Beesnakes on Every plane.

Postby balthasar_s » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:27 am UTC

ggh wrote:is it also a typo that the gif says "It will connect our games by Coincedence" but the fq box corrects the spelling?
balthasar_s wrote:I can't understand how I managed to make a handwritten typo.
ETA:I just noticed another one...
BFTF replay.
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Re: 1190 - Time: Beesnakes on Every plane.

Postby addams » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:29 am UTC

ggh wrote:I have general format comment. I'm not crazy about stories being in code boxes - I find them a bit more difficult to read than their regularly formatted counterparts. Also, their contents don't show up in thread searches, so if later I go looking for GnomeAnne's cinnamon bun story or where ED had a flat tire, I'm going to have to work harder. On the other hand, if the code boxes make it easier to post these tales or have other advantages, please ignore me here. It certainly ain't no deal-breaker for me.
Seconded.
Me, too.

Not the searching part.
That is another skill I lack.

But; It is a little more difficult to read.
Why? oh, Why do you two use The Box?

A Spoiler hides a great story in a little space.
Is there a reason? Should I be using The Code Box?
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

Postby GnomeAnne » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:43 am UTC

ggh wrote:I have general format comment. I'm not crazy about stories being in code boxes - I find them a bit more difficult to read than their regularly formatted counterparts. Also, their contents don't show up in thread searches, so if later I go looking for GnomeAnne's cinnamon bun story or where ED had a flat tire, I'm going to have to work harder. On the other hand, if the code boxes make it easier to post these tales or have other advantages, please ignore me here. It certainly ain't no deal-breaker for me.

I wondered about this too. I think it is done to save space without using a spoiler, since some people have complained about losing their place. On most browsers, clicking on a link when there's a long spoiler open higher up on the page, will return you to a position the same distance from the top of the page, but with all the spoilers closed, forcing you to scroll back up and try to find your place.
But I also find the green text slightly more difficult to read, though I did not know it wasn't included in search results.
It also can't be formatted using bb code.
I think I'll go back to using spoilers unless someone tells a convincing reason not to.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:21 pm UTC

For decree:
NJ in the 80s - a small high school field in summertime. Four students are standing in a circle (some people would call this a square) kicking a soccer ball around in preparation for the upcoming soccer season: myself, two tall and lean athletes both named Jim, and Paul Kopacki. Paul Kopacki was shorter - more compact - and he was one of those guys you might call a go-to guy. I think he was the captain of the varsity squad that year. At any rate, he was the guy you'd want to be there if you were say, drowning or something. Paul would know what to do.

There we were kicking the ball around, and - I can't remember - it might have been drizzling a bit, but there was definitely some thunder about. We went so far as to joke that we weren't terribly bright for standing in the middle of a field during a thunderstorm, but not so far as to stop passing the ball and leave.

I can only tell you what I experienced, but I don't think I was alone: an incomprehensible sudden feeling of mortal terror. (In retrospect, I believe that feeling came from whatever the electrical fields were doing, though I certainly didn't know that at the time.) In the next moment, lightning struck just above a tree bordering the field. In that split-second between blind fear and the crash, both Jims and I had instinctively leapt towards Paul Kopacki. Paul hadn't moved. He looked at the three of us and said, "What did you think I could do?"



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3. If it isn't within the last 3 NP, there's always the thread searchbox and/or asking. There's always going to be some stuff that you don't get even if you've been reading along. For instance, I don't know what she meant when
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I know you mean well...

Do you have any idea what each of those two items would Do to me??
ha-ha-tee-hee-hee) I can laugh, because I will Not touch either.
Addams, this flew right over my head: which two items? what won't you touch?



SBN, has your turtlemolp tried to come back? It looked quite large in the pic... do you get big visitors a lot? Do you have to worry about alligators?


Edit: changed lanky to lean. Didn't realise lanky carried a connotation of ungracefulness. The only clumsy person on that field was me.
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NJ in the 80s

Postby GnomeAnne » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:51 pm UTC

Doughnuts and Eagles from this post maybe?
Spoiler:
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That is a fascinating story ggh, have you looked into what could have caused that effect?
It reminds me a bit of the way low frequency standing waves can cause feelings of terror. A quick Google search on the physiological effects preceding close proximity lightning strikes reveals very little of interest.

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ggh wrote:Didn't realise lanky carried a connotation of ungracefulness.
Huh, so it does. I thought it meant tall and thin.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:20 pm UTC

Yeah, my dropbox is chirped as I mentioned. Part of the reason I trimmed my sig.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:36 pm UTC

addams wrote:Taixzo: Are you, still, Iced In?
Are you running low on food?


I am in fact running low on food. But not because of ice; in fact, the snow and ice have melted, and in fact the weather today was nearly warm. No, I am low on food because the store is over there, and I am over here, and, well, I don't have to go get more yet. :P
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1190: "Time" - Time Randomly Revisited - np2680

Postby mscha » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:00 am UTC

CITRONGE...
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.
OTT Time Travel

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Re: The Chronicles of Torgos, Vol. 12

Postby MistyCat » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:45 am UTC

ggh wrote:Yesterday I heard the words, "Bloody Albany!" Even though we were talking about something less-than-molpish, the two-worldiness made me smile to hear. :)


Thinks:
Bloody Albany == Perfidious Albion
Stops thinking.
Purrr.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:07 am UTC

Gingercat wrote:~

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ggh wrote:
SBN, has your turtlemolp tried to come back? It looked quite large in the pic... do you get big visitors a lot? Do you have to worry about alligators?

Not that I know of. But the fence would be quite a barrier. We had a little turtlemolp when we first got here, but he left. He was going the other way, he was in the backyard and wanted into the front. With turtlemolps you want to let them go the way they are going, because if you don't, they'll keep trying.

We saw a big rapturtle at the wolpy pond once and were very glad it was on the other side of the fence. And once someone told us there was a little alligator in the pond, so we should keep the wolpies at the other end. I wasn't sure I trusted the alligator to know which end was his, and when I asked them how big "a little alligator" was they said "about 5 feet." We decided that was not a good day for the wolpies to swim.
Mostly though, they have other places they prefer to be, so while we stay aware that they are possible, it isn't something we worry a lot about.

Not right at the house, but not far away, I've seen armadillos and foxes.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:16 am UTC

ggh wrote:For decree:
Spoiler:
NJ in the 80s - a small high school field in summertime. Four students are standing in a circle (some people would call this a square) kicking a soccer ball around in preparation for the upcoming soccer season: myself, two tall and lean athletes both named Jim, and Paul Kopacki. Paul Kopacki was shorter - more compact - and he was one of those guys you might call a go-to guy. I think he was the captain of the varsity squad that year. At any rate, he was the guy you'd want to be there if you were say, drowning or something. Paul would know what to do.

There we were kicking the ball around, and - I can't remember - it might have been drizzling a bit, but there was definitely some thunder about. We went so far as to joke that we weren't terribly bright for standing in the middle of a field during a thunderstorm, but not so far as to stop passing the ball and leave.

I can only tell you what I experienced, but I don't think I was alone: an incomprehensible sudden feeling of mortal terror. (In retrospect, I believe that feeling came from whatever the electrical fields were doing, though I certainly didn't know that at the time.) In the next moment, lightning struck just above a tree bordering the field. In that split-second between blind fear and the crash, both Jims and I had instinctively leapt towards Paul Kopacki. Paul hadn't moved. He looked at the three of us and said, "What did you think I could do?"


For instance, I don't know what she meant when
addams wrote:ha-ha-tee-hee-hee)
I know you mean well...

Do you have any idea what each of those two items would Do to me??
ha-ha-tee-hee-hee) I can laugh, because I will Not touch either.
Addams, this flew right over my head: which two items? what won't you touch?
GnomeAnne wrote:Doughnuts and Eagles from this post maybe?
Oh, ggh; You and GnomeAnne tell some hair raising stories.

Yes. GnomeAnne is correct.
Donuts are too greasy for me.
My tummy would Revolt in revolting ways.

And; A Eagle?? That is a Big Mean Bird. I would get Hurt!
Yep. Those are the Two Things I thought were so funny.

Oh! SBN; My heart skipped a beat!
To think of you living in "Alligator Land".

Then, I realized,
we All face dangers.

The Big White is dangerous for some of us.
ggh was very nearly struck by Lightning!

You have to watch for Alligators.
I have Cougar roaming the land.

I wonder:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:21 am UTC

...
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B: So you already had it?
B: Why do you all have this cool stuff?
B: Now we only have to find out how to make the connection.
TLF: But not now.
TLF: Have something to do.
B: Ok.
B: The file you sent me.
B: It says there was an object generator.
B: Close to where I am now.
TLF: !
B: Where did you get this file?
TLF: Was already here.
B: I think I'll go and take a look at this place.
TLF: Please tell me what you find.
B: I will.
B: IF I find something.
B: Which I think is unlikely.
B: But it would be nice.
B: Because finding things is a good way of spending time.
TLF: I agree.
B: Bye,
You ended the private chat with theLuckyFinder (TLF).

Everything done. Now you can execute your idea.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:31 am UTC

I would suggest this needs an OTTer meetup like the one in a park in Cambridge, but we would be several years late. And it's a long drive from where I am.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:45 am UTC

taixzo wrote:
addams wrote:Taixzo: Are you, still, Iced In?
Are you running low on food?


I am in fact running low on food. But not because of ice; in fact, the snow and ice have melted, and in fact the weather today was nearly warm. No, I am low on food because the store is over there, and I am over here, and, well, I don't have to go get more yet. :P
well...Alright, then.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby karhell » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:28 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby january1may » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:20 pm UTC

Whereas it is now the 27th of Advent (also known as the 22nd of March);
and whereas the Timeniversary is thus now soon to be upon us (not that anyone appears to have noticed yet);
and whereas this means the Furious Doodling will soon be too (as it had every yip so far);
and whereas the Randall Exemption is apparently not in force anymore (oh me yarn!);
and whereas this means the thread numbered 101043 would be just as affected by the RECKONING as any other thread before or after;
and whereas that will likely be somewhat disruptive for any attempts at blitzing;
and whereas I planned to join the Pynks (by which I mean the FF00BF BFFs), which would make it even more disruptive on my end;
and whereas for that matter, wasn't I already a member of those? but whatever;
and whereas I definitely planned to blitz at some soonish point anyway;
and whereas I almost forgot what I was talking about;
and whereas I totally was inspired by Talossan bills, incidentally;
and whereas the OTT is wonderfulous (and that's now actually listed in the mr0bdex, yay!)

may it be enacted
that I might as well try another mini-blitz-report (which would hopefully be not quite as mini as my previous one).


JFOM Blitz Report 6
Progress: NP11/np41

As proposed by balthasar_s, and after some consideration of both possibilities, I'm actually blitzing through the ЯОЯЯІМ ТТО. You know, I think I actually did that in the previous report too, but I don't actually recall why - or even whether. (Considering switching back to the actual OTT if I decide I dislike the experience.)
So where I was? Oh, right, NP8. OK, let me switch on the newpage-gotoer... and, there!

The ch*rp's a gnoll? I thought it was some kind of hill. Though I can imagine how a boy and a girl sitting on a black hill can end up kinky (it fortunately didn't in this particular case).

And I can say from personal experience: as long as the weather is not actively bad, beaches are awesomeful. (Sandcastles too, but we just don't get the same kind of sand today as we used to have in the late Messinean.)

Envelope Generator actually guessed the continuation pretty well... for the Sandcastle Eon, i.e. the first quarter or so of the story.

Oh, so that is what a gnoll is. (And it just became a lot less kinky.)
Haven't seen D&D much, not really into anime (or fantasy). It does makes for quite nice stories though... (hi Torgos! wait, I haven't caught up with the Torgos series for a while, is he even still alive?)

All those people who kept seeing the comic resetting to the start panel, and not a single one of them thought to take the opportunity to get its image file. Did we ever learn the np1 hash? (Did one even exist?)

I don't think I ever had major tide problems (though to be fair Baltic tides are fairly tiny, and in most other places we just didn't stay at coast that long). Also, spoiler: it's not a tide, though it's similar.

The little bit of awesomeful verse by mikrit on NP9 must be one of the first known OTTified texts (can't recall if I mentioned any in my previous report - if I didn't then it's probably the first one ever).

What exactly will be revealed on January 4, 2013 again?

Whizbang's first bunch of quotes is pretty close to what Cuegan (can I call them Cuegan?) ended up actually saying. I don't think there'd been any text yet that early, however.

Corrado is pretty close on eventual duration (though I don't think it ended up quite feature-length - a bit short of that).

And on NP10, Whizbang is correct again. Wasn't xe still an OTTer until fairly recently?

Also on NP10, someone did, in fact, think to check the resetted panel - hash 8eb156cce (and a lot of other digits after that). Since I believe the np1 hash is still unknown, I'm assuming this is np2 - right?
[EDIT: checked, and indeed it is. When exactly did the canonical np1 become canonical again? And did it even have a hash?]
[EDIT2: and noted by phlip lower down on NP10, with a link to a NP2 post that in turn links to a NP1 post. So the canonical np1 had been the canonical np1 since very early; the question of whether it ever had a hash remains open (note the much thicker lines of the drawing).]

Quenty, on NP11, noticed the javascript again. Also the changing images. I'm about 80% sure they're being sarcastic by this point, and the only reason that's not higher is because I can't think of any half-decent reason why (as in, why would someone register just to make one random silly post).

Oh, it's supposed to be April 1, 2013, not January 4. That makes a lot more sense. (But the answer, unfortunately, is nothing. Nothing will be revealed on that particular dip. Well, not any more than on any other dip, anyway. Sorry.)

And at Beatrice the Golden's extremely insightful post, I end this unfortunately short (in terms of period covered, anyway) blitz report, because I need to do some concluding as well, and in a few minips I need to go to bed (yappocizing is complicated when your younger brother needs to be woken up at 7am to go to school).



...And while I'd rather not do it right now, I know a lot of you had been waiting for this for a while, so I can hardly deny it...

Meta-Title-Text!

Comics ignored this time: 1259 (maybe if I'm particularly lucid), 1193 (probably the comic this game is least applicable to)...
...okay, maybe I shouldn't have chosen this one either.

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Meta-title text: "The 1940 model became even more popular after having been rebranded, in 1943, as a car."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:43 pm UTC

So "toic" wasn't an in-story mistake by B, but a story-external mistake by balthastoryteller. I'd wondered whether that might be the case, but with the image and the transcript matching in that respect...

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Re: NJ in the 80s

Postby ggh » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:53 pm UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:That is a fascinating story ggh, have you looked into what could have caused that effect?
It reminds me a bit of the way low frequency standing waves can cause feelings of terror. A quick Google search on the physiological effects preceding close proximity lightning strikes reveals very little of interest.

One of the ways Time has affected my outside life:
Borrowing from the culture here, I have started editing OtherComics and posting them to a messaging application group with some people that I know, and some that are friends of people I know. The five people that post the most frequently are each a different character, and none of them have read xkcd, which makes it even more fun.
Yeah, the problem with my story is that it's really really subjective. My sense of what happened is that I felt, fear-wise, the way you might feel if you were suddenly transported 30 meters down in the ocean, or 30 meters up in mid-air, and then a half-second later came the strike. Kinda a Aaaaaa-BAM!-oh, hey, I'm a stride closer to Paul Kopacki scenario.

The problem is, I'm not just putting you in the situation of having to take my word for it - I have to take my word for it too. Perception can get scrambled a bit under the most favourable conditions, and a big bang like that can't help. So, you've got my anecdotal account to the best of my ability, but I don't know what that's really worth. Check out these guys - they were totally feeling the electricity and it didn't seem to bother them at all.

Also, fwiw, I looked at Google Maps, and I'm guessing I was about 50-60 meters from the strike - so not super close. A few years I was 300 meters from a strike here, and was too tired to care at all. I don't think the Little Wonder even woke up, but then she slept through the earthquake in November too.


Treeish with the Gnomifying of the comics. What do you mean by "each a different character"? Like is one of your friends White Hat?



MistyCat wrote:Thinks:
Bloody Albany == Perfidious Albion
Stops thinking.

I had to look that up. And then later, by coincidence, I stumbled on a story of a haunted house in Albion, New York. Real estate agents are involved, so we've got New York State, Albion and perfidy in the same tale. Let's hope blood doesn't follow.



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Mostly though, they have other places they prefer to be, so while we stay aware that they are possible, it isn't something we worry a lot about.

Not right at the house, but not far away, I've seen armadillos and foxes.
Ooh - armadillos! I'd like to see one of those someday.... I didn't realise they lived in your neck of the woods.

Rapturtles are scary! Along with the Little Wonder's Dad, we drove the US coast-to-coast in 2015. While canoeing around a lake in Minnesota that I had swum in back in 2000, I spotted some movement that I couldn't make out, but assumed to be some sort of wildlife. I started paddling us towards it so we could all have a closer look. After a short while the Little Wonder's Dad called out that we should turn around - it was a rapturtle taking out a quackpy.
I'm sure I've swum in a lot of rapturtle-infested bodies of water... I wonder how close I've come to losing a chunk of me to one. I'd bet I'm glad I don't know.



addams wrote:
ggh wrote:Addams, this flew right over my head: which two items? what won't you touch?
GnomeAnne wrote:Doughnuts and Eagles from this post maybe?
Yes. GnomeAnne is correct.
Donuts are too greasy for me.
My tummy would Revolt in revolting ways.

And; A Eagle?? That is a Big Mean Bird. I would get Hurt!
Yep. Those are the Two Things I thought were so funny.
All righty then. I just couldn't see how eagles and doughnuts could share the same objection. I've gotta start thinking outside the box.



january1may wrote:Whereas it is now the 27th of Advent (also known as the 22nd of March);
and whereas the Timeniversary is thus now soon to be upon us (not that anyone appears to have noticed yet);
and whereas this means the Furious Doodling will soon be too (as it had every yip so far);
and whereas the Randall Exemption is apparently not in force anymore (oh me yarn!);
and whereas this means the thread numbered 101043 would be just as affected by the RECKONING as any other thread before or after;
and whereas that will likely be somewhat disruptive for any attempts at blitzing;
and whereas I planned to join the Pynks (by which I mean the FF00BF BFFs), which would make it even more disruptive on my end;
and whereas for that matter, wasn't I already a member of those? but whatever;
and whereas I definitely planned to blitz at some soonish point anyway;
and whereas I almost forgot what I was talking about;
and whereas I totally was inspired by Talossan bills, incidentally;
and whereas the OTT is wonderfulous (and that's now actually listed in the mr0bdex, yay!)

may it be enacted
that I might as well try another mini-blitz-report (which would hopefully be not quite as mini as my previous one).
And enacted superbly it was!
Also, Yay! Meta-Title-Text!



So, in BSTAland, b just talked to TLF using the Amiga, so I guessing 1) they never disconnected before, and 2) b didn't forget. :)
I wonder what this b likes using the Amiga for?



svenman wrote:So "toic" wasn't an in-story mistake by B, but a story-external mistake by balthastoryteller. I'd wondered whether that might be the case, but with the image and the transcript matching in that respect...
But TLF's early typos are just typos, yes?



Oh dear. :( Just heard of the unmolpishness in London. Thoughts for our BrOTTers and BrOTThers.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:48 am UTC

BSTA wrote:Everything done. Now you can execute your idea.

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RSIR
Spoiler:
I already got it ready for me.
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Edited to remove broken img links
And to remove redundant quote.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:59 am UTC

Most of those images don't seem to have worked...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:10 am UTC

Darn, I'll upload them to the forum.
ETA:
ggh wrote:What do you mean by "each a different character"? Like is one of your friends White Hat?

Spoiler:
This was the one where I introduced the characters. I have longish hair.
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Window Pain acts much like Beret guy, only he isn't magic.
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My sister is a nurse.
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The one called Slushi often reminds me of black hat.
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BebJoel's avatar is a mountain dew soda can.
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I edit the comics to relate to whatever we're talking about.
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Re: NJ in the 80s

Postby SBN » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:13 am UTC

ggh wrote:Rapturtles are scary!

Yes they are, and they know that.

Regarding lightning. Once we had a middle of the night storm, with a sudden serious and seriously close lightning strike. The three of us that were home then each believed it had hit just outside the room they were in. Personally, my hands and arms went numb and tingly, and stayed that way into the next day. GHWFP was not home at that time, she was visiting my mom. I'm glad of that, she had a pretty good fear of lightning already, having once been at the local pool when lightning hit two trees just outside the fence at the far end. Fortunately everyone had been gotten out of the pool and they were in the shelter, but that still only put them 30 yards away or so.

What was home, in GHWFP's room, was her stuffed animals, including one that was electronic. That one woke up and started talking. So there I am, wakened from a sound sleep, tingly, and hearing strange noises from a room I know to be empty.

I was very surprised the next morning that there was nothing showing visible evidence of a lightning strike.
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Re: NJ in the 80s

Postby Gingercat » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:56 am UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:That is a fascinating story ggh, have you looked into what could have caused that effect?
It reminds me a bit of the way low frequency standing waves can cause feelings of terror. A quick Google search on the physiological effects preceding close proximity lightning strikes reveals very little of interest.


Yeah, infrasound can have some very interesting effects. I wonder if there was some of it present during the storm due to air patterns or similar effects vibrating nearby objects.

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ggh wrote:Sure, so Torgos has gotten a bit into the whole rampaging thing, but wouldn't that happen to everyone to some degree? I mean, most of these adventures are a tad violent for all concerned - it's got to be a common problem, eh? Isn't there some mechanism for recovering a positive mental state? Can Torgos find a spot of counselling, sip some St John's wort, and regain his balance?


Sorry ggh, I read this question when it was posted and was going to respond, but that intent sorta got lost in a flurry of FFS priorities!

I'll try again...

You are indeed correct, Torgos is currently looking for a way to redeem himself; he feels that he's fallen rather far (especially with regard to those potions he was brewing while wilfully ignoring their base material's probable source). In the next Chronicles update, I'll provide the info on exactly what he's done so far to go about correcting the balance, and his progress toward this goal thus far.

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january1may wrote:Haven't seen D&D much, not really into anime (or fantasy). It does makes for quite nice stories though... (hi Torgos! wait, I haven't caught up with the Torgos series for a while, is he even still alive?)


Yes indeed; he and the Goblins are still doing fine. The Time Wiki's Literature page has the links to the stories thus far (big thanks to everyone keeping it up to date) if you're inclined to catch up on the latest. (I've just added the link to Vol. 14)
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Postby balthasar_s » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:59 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:07 am UTC

Oh, I think I got mixed up. Here's what I thought happened.

b started a private chat with TLF on the Amiga, then he realized that sending her a file on that computer was not practical, so he chatted her up redundantly with his other computer. Then, at the end of their conversation, she disconnected the chat that was taking place on the newer sand. I mistakenly thought that the chat was still open on the Amiga. Then later, when b started chatting with TLF again, I thought he had just returned to that open chat on the Amiga. (ie, didn't forget that he had it open.)

That was silly of me because 1) BSTA 67 says "You started a private chat with theLuckyFinder (TLF)." and 2) even if redundant chats behave that way, they would have lost that connection when TLF had to reboot.
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