1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thunk » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:03 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:Like thunk (hello thunk!), I've been swamped. Filled my plate with too much.
The students went on strike. That helped. I don't think I'd have made it otherwise.


Hel-lu! Glad you made it. I did too, without any strikes though.
Summer near the Seaish River sounds delightful right about now.

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Re: sum()

Postby ggh » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:23 pm UTC

Haha! Maybe we could just go decreeless for a NP. I know there was something I wanted to decree, but I've forgotten what it was and I'm too lazy to look.


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ggh wrote:Right now Boy McBoyface is looking at his computer chips.
Do you want to learn how to ONG him, Addams?
See, we can control him just a little bit - we can post him, or we can wait to post him.
ohh...Sweetie; I'm not, really, the controlling Type.
I am pretty good at Watch and Wait .
But see, you didn't have a choice about controlling -
you had a choice to ONG him or wait.
You took control and Waited.
There was no right or wrong answer here. :)


I'm going to ONG, and in blue, because the moon is down again.

eclipsONG:

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This one appeared at my midnight with a TUNO (Time Until Next ONG) of 31 hours.
I wonder if we should keep track of these TUNOs, or if balthasar will make them available in the viewer when all is said and done.


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1190: Time: MAKE YAPPOCISION, NOT MMONS

Postby mrob27 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:35 pm UTC

thunk wrote:This is ridiculous, someone else be pope.

Uhh, okay… let's see how this thing fits.
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Be Molpish.

Hmmm, the hat seems to be a bit too big now. It's been a while and I got thinner (but without losing weight, it's from all that time I've spent hotdogging Pokemolp RUN! )

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(ETA link)

Not the original story of course, but an English translation.
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Re: some()

Postby GnomeAnne » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:15 am UTC

ggh wrote:
eclipsONG:

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This one appeared at my midnight with a TUNO (Time Until Next ONG) of 31 hours.
I wonder if we should keep track of these TUNOs, or if balthasar will make them available in the viewer when all is said and done.

I added a url to the image, but when I tried to check it was correct, I hit a snag.
Am I the only one who can't access any bicycles on the moon stuff?
The images from the bb quoted ongs aren't showing up for me either. Did anyone save copies of the bsta images?
Did you take a screen shot because you knew bsta would break?
Perhaps the server is misbehaving because it knows balthasar will not be here to watch it.
Or maybe someone tried to find the next 57 frames and a failsafe shut the site down to prevent it.
Or, it could be a problem on my end.

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Are any OTTers gathering to watch the eclipse,
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:01 am UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:Am I the only one who can't access any bicycles on the moon stuff?
Nope. I tried recently, got mustard. Following the First Commandment.
GnomeAnne wrote:Perhaps the server is misbehaving because it knows balthasar will not be here to watch it.
Maybe we should call a quantum mechanic?
GnomeAnne wrote:The problem with this Vitssågen is that it is activated by a light switch.
That's not a bug, that's the future!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:29 am UTC

ucim wrote:
GnomeAnne wrote:Am I the only one who can't access any bicycles on the moon stuff?
I, also, am locked out.
I see, now, it is not, just, me.

I have no business messing around with Bicycles on the Moon, anyway.

excuse me, Jose.
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GnomeAnne wrote:Are any OTTers gathering to watch the eclipse,
Or is everyone staying close to home?
I want to see that Eclipse sooo bad;
I've asked to see the Specialist in the big City.
I'm going to ask for nine more months.
Or is everyone staying close to home?

That is, kind'a, the point for me.
It is coming close to my Home.
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The Chronicles of Torgos, Vol. 9

Postby Gingercat » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:32 am UTC

Welcome to The Chronicles of Torgos, Vol. 9! The theme of today's update is "That Which Was Lost", where Torgos provides us with a summary of recent events and his thoughts on them, scattered though said thoughts are becoming...

<- Volume 8

Standard disclaimer:
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(As always, unless something is prefaced with "OOC", references to "I" or "me" are completely in-character, telling the story from his point of view as if this is his journal. Occasionally liberties must be taken, such as referring to dice rolls; let's just chalk those up to him firmly believing that the gods roll dice sometimes to determine how they'll treat him and others in various situations just for fun. It's not entirely inaccurate...)

The journal can be said to continue here, but it appears to be... well, certainly not "missing" parts per se, but it appears to have several "extra" pages that only seem to exist when they feel like it. "Pages between pages", one might say; or "phantom pages" perhaps; pages written in Torgos's hand, but not necessarily in his normal tone or from his normal worldview. You'll see. He's only recently reacquired the journal after it went missing; he kept temporary notes and has transcribed his experiences into it as best he can, but he only has some of the notes onhand at the moment:

Spoiler:
Ah, my dearest journal, it's so wonderful to finally have you back. Without you, I had so much less of a handle on the world; so many experiences and so much knowledge that I had to try and track in far less reliable fashion. Non-magical paper is so much more difficult to track and maintain, and it's so much more susceptible to damage! Where was I when I last updated you... Ah yes, the Cloud Giant, and my amazing windfall of wealth.

Well now, THAT was certainly an experience. It turns out that my "Bag of Holding" was actually a customised "Bag of Devouring" designed by the Githyanki to funnel potential slaves and treasure to the utterly colossal colony they have on the Astral Plane. Anything incoming is dropped into a series of sieves that decrease in mesh size with each level; I fell through a few of these levels before finally coming to a painful stop on a section of grid that was too small for me to fall through. I was immediately captured, and stripped of most of my possessions; it was only through the fairly quick actions of my comrades in following me into the bag that I was rescued after a few days. If it wasn't for them, I'd still be stuck there, and so would all of my lovely giant gold coins. (It's a real pity that it was the only real treasure in the place that we could find before escaping; it would appear that they regularly transport any incoming goods elsewhere in the facility so that this doesn't end up as a slave or treasure store; it's merely a receiving port. Staying and searching further would have likely been suicidal, as we're not prepared for such an assault.) I feel that it would be in my best interests to... Revisit, someday... And properly terminate their operations as a "thank you" for the hospitality I was shown. I've still got the scars.

After that fun little experience, and the retrieval of my items, we all headed to the Abbey of the Sword in Battledale, where all of us took up the offer of food, lodgings and training in exchange for doing missions of interest to the Abbey's leadership, and guarding the portals in its basement against incursions. For my personal training, I chose to undergo Battle Training in order to become proficient in all forms of armor and shields; I can now wear and wield anything I can reasonably lift that doesn't require Attunement (which means I now need to work on raising my strength in order to wear any armors heavier than Chain Mail).

[OOC: Torgos's Strength stat is only 12, and stat-raising is very rare in this DM's setting, so better armors are unlikely to be an option in the near future.]

My next portal jaunt was at the Abbey where I've been training for the past year in order to be more martially adept, as well as giving me time to work on the slow and painful absorbtion of the Elemental Crystal. The idea here is for me to absorb the entirety of the crystal (a slab as long and wide as a decently-sized dining table) by grinding it into powder bit by bit, mixing the powder into a salve, and applying that salve over my entire body. Since the crystal is the physical embodiment of elemental lightning, even being a Blue Dragonborn (and thus being "resistant" to Lightning damage) and quaffing Potions of Elemental Resistance every time I do the salve bath, it's still a source of constant low-level pain and damage, like being slowly cooked by an all-over electrical field. The payoff from this will be greatly increased mastery of the Element of Lightning; my breath weapon will massively increase in damage potential, and will turn my scales from their ordinary, slightly-shiny blue to a far more enticing, shimmery electric blue... in theory. In practise, of course, this has never, ever been done (who would even think of such a concept?), and all the pain and expense of this experiment may be for naught. But that's why it's an experiment! Being near the end of this ongoing treatment, I can see that my scales have indeed become far more "shimmery", but I'm not going to experiment with the elemental side of things until the treatment is complete, as attempting it now may cause the absorbed materials to become unstable. The other mage with whom I have the agreement to get another crystal is doing an experiment of his own - He's tattooing half of a crystal into his skin and keeping the other half (which requires repeated tattooing of the same area, waiting for the "ink" to be absorbed, remove the tattoo, re-apply it using fresh crystal ink...), which in theory should have a similar effect while leaving him with half a crystal for later use... At the cost of him having fairly extensive tattoos, which will probably look pretty amazing.

Oh, I seem to have wandered off on a tangent again. Where was I? Ah yes, those portals.

[A new journal page, which seems to both exist and not-exist at the same time; as if it is only there when you're not directly looking at it, except when you're directly looking at it. The writing is still in Torgos's hand, but the tone is different.]

They're where I picked up my Necklace of Portent!

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This amazing necklace lets me decide the fate of any creature I can see. I can activate it twice a day without any resting, or twice after each time I take a long rest and allow it to recharge by concentrating on it. I've always thought the gods toyed with us, rolling dice to determine our fates... And it seems that I'm rapidly becoming able to actually SEE those rolls. I'm seeing patterns where there were none before. With this necklace, surely a gift from the gods themselves, I can make my own rolls, store the (desirable or undesirable) outcomes within the necklace, and then choose to unleash those outcomes on any creature I particularly wish to have success or failure in its endeavours, guaranteeing that the stored outcome then becomes the outcome that creature experiences. I've used it to ensure that creatures utterly failed in their attempt to dodge an incoming Fireball spell (when they would "normally" have succeeded in doing so!) and I've used it to assist my comrades in shaking off the effects of something nasty that would have otherwise done them in because of their "natural" failure to resist it otherwise. Fate is mine to weave as I see fit!

[The journal page fades out of existence again for now, with the next page seeming to be a continuation from the previous, as if the phantom page never existed.]

Tricky things, those portals. You never quite know when one of them is going to come to life, shimmering like some sort of magic mirror lit from within; you never know if something is going to come out when they light up, or if they'll sit there gleaming for minutes or hours and go dark again, becoming once more just ordinary, ornately-carved rings of stone surrounded by ancient Elven runes. One of them dropped several Yochlols on us, in their insidious Mist form; sword and steel couldn't damage them, but fire certainly got their attention as always! They weren't the biggest problem though. Sneaking in with them was some sort of Drow prince under an Invisibility spell, looking to attack the surface world and carve a foothold into it for the Underdark spawn he commands. We made short work of him, firstly with an Animate Object spell sending several whirling caltrops his way, and when he decided to drop a Fireball centered directly on himself to clear out the caltrops (he had the Careful Spell ability so he didn't damage himself), he brought me to within an inch of death without even knowing it - I too was invisible, putting some distance between myself and a Yochlol, and I happened to be within the blast radius. Infuriated, I launched a Fireball straight back at the point I saw his come from, and the resulting explosion was enough to destroy him. With him dead, the Yochlols were quickly taken out by my companions, and I grabbed the only two items he was carrying - A Ring of Fire Resistance (he wasn't wearing it; maybe he didn't think he needed to because he could exclude himself from his Area of Effect Fireball spells? Not wearing it killed him, it turns out. Ha!) and a most wonderful item, the Necklace of Portent: A necklace made out of sculpted eyes (not real ones, thankfully) that allows me to mess with certain outcomes. Most useful.

Before the portal closed that he and the Yochlols came from, my companions and I decided to head in and see what we could find. We found ourselves in very rocky terrain, facing a keep-like structure with a lava moat surrounding it. The air was thick with ash, smoke, sulfur, and poisonous vapors; over time it became harder to breathe . After some discussion on how best to get in, I used my Transmutation skills to create us a stone bridge directly leading to the back of the structure, then shaped a doorway straight through the stone wall. Sneaky!

Inside, we found a huge stone dining table, with a chandelier suspended above it from four chains. This chandelier is one of the most impressive I've ever seen: It was a huge, perfectly clear, thick crystal bowl, filled with brightly glowing, very liquid magma. Certainly the most interesting way to light a space that I've seen in a long while; I have no doubt that some strong magic is involved in maintaining its constant heat.

Sadly, we didn't have a lot of time to enjoy the view, as several more Yochlol made their misty way into the room and once again the fight was on. Worryingly, with all the Fireballs etc being slung around, the chandelier was soon set swaying in huge arcs, dropping magma to the floor below and forcing everyone to keep their eyes on their enemies, upward on the chandelier and on the floor and table (stepping in magma would be amazingly unpleasant, I'm certain). One Yochlol in particular seemed to be the leader; capable of Common speech, and singularly unimpressed with our presence, it told us in no uncertain terms that we were going to die. Yeah, that didn't work out so well for it.

Apart from the chandelier, there was little of interest to most of my companions here, and we've currently got no way of either bringing the chandelier back with us, or turning this area into a secondary base of operations due to the abysmal air quality, so we'll have to return at some point. We can get back there whenever we like now, which is a plus.

I seem to have lost those cursed sheets of paper I've been keeping my notes on again, so I'll have to come back and write some more when I find them again...


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1190: "Time" - Time Randomly Revisited - np1428

Postby mscha » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:00 am UTC

OVERBEARONGNESSES...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:12 am UTC

ucim wrote:
GnomeAnne wrote:Perhaps the server is misbehaving because it knows balthasar will not be here to watch it.
Maybe we should call a quantum mechanic?
I looked at the logs and it lloked like it didn't have internet access again.
But was something wrong with the server or the whole place didn't have internet?
Will not be easy to find out - Each time (3 in the recent times) it happened at night when nobody was awake.
Maybe the ISP is disconnecting and hoping that nobody will notice???
I will try to find out when I return.
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1190: "Time": BETTER FOREGOAT MY OWN DECREE

Postby mrob27 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:01 am UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:Am I the only one who can't access any bicycles on the moon stuff?
The images from the bb quoted ongs aren't showing up for me either.
Did anyone save copies of the bsta images?

My nopixbot checks this every hour (or sometimes more frequently) and it was having trouble too.
I haven't been seeing the images either.
My browser-cache-watcher saves images from my browser's cache, but unfortunately the bsta1 images are all so small that they are not stored as separate files in the cache, so the bot ignores them. I'll have to start collecting them automatically like I have with other Time After Time series.

addams wrote:I could read mrob27 all day. Tides site:mrob.com

Aww :oops: thanks.
I am impressed that you can enjoy reading that. Without all the illustrations (which I never had the patience to do) it takes quite some effort to follow.
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 I wrote most of that because I enjoyed riding my bicycle to the beach, in a wetsuit, and then swimming out to a rock (island). Even in late summer, I live too far north to swim in the ocean with just normal swimwear. The wetsuit would be too hot for riding the bike, so I used the hose in the garden to soak myself with cold water first. Evaporation kept me from overheating.
 It was very important not to be stranded on that rock. So, rather than placing blind trust in the public tide prediction service, I learned to understand the tides. I got a (mechanical) lunar phase clock and annotated it to tell me when I needed to time by beach trips. There is a sand bar, never visible except during the very lowest low tide, that leads straight out to the rock, so it can be reached by walking (wading) if you know where it is. For safety, I never swam out to the rock unless the tides were such that I'd be able to wade back.

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Re: 1190: Time: MAKE YAPPOCISION, NOT MMONS

Postby ggh » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:28 am UTC

mrob27 wrote:
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Be Molpish.
Ha! I love how you have two places to wear a hat!
My first thought, of course, was that you had put the mitre on the wrong end.


GnomeAnne wrote:I added a url to the image, but when I tried to check it was correct, I hit a snag.
Am I the only one who can't access any bicycles on the moon stuff?
The images from the bb quoted ongs aren't showing up for me either. Did anyone save copies of the bsta images?
Did you take a screen shot because you knew bsta would break?
I took a screenshot because it was down already. (That's what I meant by the moon being down (slightly dodgy reference), and also by eclipsONG (even more tenuous). Sorry, I've been out for a bit, so I couldn't explain earlier.
It went down sometime around noon my Time and came back around 5:30.

GnomeAnne wrote:New OtherComic.
The problem with this Vitssågen is that it is activated by a light switch.
The next time I wordplay at home and then turn on the light, I will pause for just a moment....
I have a feeling I will be linking to that OtherComic. I do that all. the. time.


balthasar_s wrote:I looked at the logs and it lloked like it didn't have internet access again.
But was something wrong with the server or the whole place didn't have internet?
Will not be easy to find out - Each time (3 in the recent times) it happened at night when nobody was awake.
Maybe the ISP is disconnecting and hoping that nobody will notice???
I will try to find out when I return.
What do you mean by the whole place? It looks like it would be easy enough to check the uptime of another website that might be affected.

How's the business trip treating you?


mrob27 wrote:I can't remember these letters, except by remembering the word suBSTAnce.
I either think Besta! (fake Italian accent) or balthasar snipes Time again. Even though I know BFTF means balthasar follows Time with friends, I still say Back From The Future in my head when I type it. :P



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Re: 1190: Time: MAKE YAPPOCISION, NOT MMONS

Postby svenman » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:16 pm UTC

ggh wrote:ETA: Torgos Volume 9?!?? Looks like there were two Volumes I missed during my US trip that I still haven't ketchedup. Treeish! I hope I have Time to read one tonight. :)

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Re: some()

Postby SBN » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:51 pm UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:
Are any OTTers gathering to watch the eclipse,
Or is everyone staying close to home?


I'll probably be in St. Louis or Nashville, or somewhere in between.
I've put in for vacation, but need to finish planning.
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Re: some()

Postby taixzo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:53 pm UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:Are any OTTers gathering to watch the eclipse,
Or is everyone staying close to home?


I am going to be travelling to watch the eclipse. But I do not know where yet.

ggh wrote:
mrob27 wrote:I can't remember these letters, except by remembering the word suBSTAnce.
I either think Besta! (fake Italian accent) or balthasar snipes Time again. Even though I know BFTF means balthasar follows Time with friends, I still say Back From The Future in my head when I type it. :P


I always think of it as Balthasar's Time Accessor.
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Re: 1190: Time: MAKE YAPPOCISION, NOT MMONS

Postby balthasar_s » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:34 pm UTC

ggh wrote:What do you mean by the whole place? It looks like it would be easy enough to check the uptime of another website that might be affected.
My parents' home.
That's where the server is located.

taixzo wrote:balthasar snipes Time again.
I kind of feel like I'm taking too much of the OTT's attention with this.
Especially, that the frames we saw so far are not very related.
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Re: some()

Postby addams » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:57 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:
GnomeAnne wrote:Are any OTTers gathering to watch the eclipse,
Or is everyone staying close to home?
I am going to be travelling to watch the eclipse. But I do not know where yet.
I would like to recommend the Oregon Coast.
Newport, Oregon; To be exact.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport,_Oregon

Why?
Because it is a Two for One!

1.) The Eclipse: It is possible to get up on a clift.
There are loads in the area.

And; Watch the shadow move across The Water onto The Land.
Really!...How cool would That be!?

2.) The Newport Aquarium is a slice of wonderful.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_Aquarium
http://aquarium.org

3.) umm. If I can manage it, I will be there.
We...umm,.. could maybe,.. have a cup of coffee and a scone, together.

Ya' know...Look and speak to one another in Real Life.
Letting all our imaginary assumptions fall away,
like leaves in the Fall of the Year.

(shrug) It's, just, an idea.
Spoiler:
I don't have reservations, yet!
That! is making me Crazier than I want to be!
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Re: some()

Postby GnomeAnne » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:07 pm UTC

addams wrote:
taixzo wrote:
GnomeAnne wrote:Are any OTTers gathering to watch the eclipse,
Or is everyone staying close to home?
I am going to be travelling to watch the eclipse. But I do not know where yet.
I would like to recommend the Oregon Coast.
Newport, Oregon; To be exact.

If I can manage it, I will be there.
We...umm,.. could maybe,.. have a cup of coffee and a scone, together.

Ya' know...Look and speak to one another in Real Life.
Letting all our imaginary assumptions fall away,
like leaves in the Fall of the Year.

That sounds delightful. I will plan on arriving the day before, to look at the aquarium.
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Re: some()

Postby addams » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:36 pm UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:
addams wrote:
taixzo wrote:
GnomeAnne wrote:Are any OTTers gathering to watch the eclipse,
Or is everyone staying close to home?
I am going to be travelling to watch the eclipse. But I do not know where yet.
I would like to recommend the Oregon Coast.
Newport, Oregon; To be exact.

If I can manage it, I will be there.
We...umm,.. could maybe,.. have a cup of coffee and a scone, together.

Ya' know...Look and speak to one another in Real Life.
Letting all our imaginary assumptions fall away,
like leaves in the Fall of the Year.

That sounds delightful. I will plan on arriving the day before, to look at the aquarium.
well...Bless your Heart.
Me, too.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:23 pm UTC

Map updated. Please check it still works for you.
Force-refreshing (Ctrl+F5, or Shift+F5, or Ctrl+Shift+F5) might be necessary.

thunk wrote:Summer near the Seaish River sounds delightful right about now.
I'd advise against it, unless you want more heat in your life. Or if you're near the other big river.
Spoiler:
I've never been there.
I might, one day.


balthasar_s wrote:I kind of feel like I'm taking too much of the OTT's attention with this. Especially, that the frames we saw so far are not very related.
Well, it's not like there's much going on.
Besides, it is RELATED now.

ggh wrote:So, yes, as hujackus predicted back in 2015, the 2017 epilogue sequence is DCAECDBABACBEDCCAEAEAECB!
Do we have an algorithm yet? Any ideas?

ggh wrote:You staying safe I hope? It sounds a bit crazy there.
Summer storms are quick and windless, so it's not much of a problem down here. As for everything else…
AluisioASG, about pretty much anything wrote:Oh, it's going.


addams wrote:Do you live in this far off, exotic place??

Yes. And besides living in the Land of Pine Trees, I'm surrounded to the east by Pine PlantationsPinhais, to the southeast by St. John of the Pine Plantations, and to the southwest by A Kind of Pine TreeAraucária. We're surely not in short supply.

addams wrote:If it is True;
You live in South America, in a Metropolis.
And; I live in the Woods between two North American Rain Forests;

And; Balthasar lives in Eastern Europe...;
And; ggh is in New Zealand;

And we have Posters in Australia and England and Germany and France and Sweden and Florida....
well...All of That is beginning to sink in.

We ARE a diverse and global community.
How cool is That??
All we're missing is the Northeast and the Icy Regions.
Spoiler:
I was looking at how to get to Oregon. Out of curiosity.
Do you know there's such a thing as Alaska Airlines?


GnomeAnne wrote:I had almost forgotten about the D&D game we were talking about.
Wow, it's been quite a while.
So we have
karhell wrote:

taixzo wrote:

Gingercat wrote:

Febrion wrote:

macraw83 wrote:

GnomeAnne wrote:

addams wrote:

ggh wrote:

AluisioASG wrote:

Did I miss anyone?

balthasar_s wrote:And now my computer did its first kernel panic ever, today:

Code: Select all

kernel panic - not syncing: Fata[…]
Pid: 4133, comm: plugin-containe[r…]

All the more reason to get rid of Flash.
Spoiler:
Actually, it seems to be your network card.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:18 am UTC

How does one go about adding one's avatar to the map?

And, since no one else posted it:
Put ARMs into your inventory or however it's called
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The closest thing to an inventory you have are your pockets. Unfortunately, they're quite full already.
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Re: 1190: Time: MAKE YAPPOCISION, NOT MMONS

Postby Gingercat » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:19 am UTC

svenman wrote:
ggh wrote:ETA: Torgos Volume 9?!?? Looks like there were two Volumes I missed during my US trip that I still haven't ketchedup. Treeish! I hope I have Time to read one tonight. :)

Links to all installments so far on the One True Wiki (scroll down a riverish bit), for your convenience.


Many thanks, svenman. I was able to use that to do some retroedits and put in some much friendlier navigation links on each :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:15 am UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:How does one go about adding one's avatar to the map?
Bug Sciscitor for it, or
Spoiler:
until I can use my own avatar collection

@Sciscitor: Can the Database be made redundant?
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Thus ended that campaign.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby MistyCat » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:00 am UTC

Is it just a pipe dream?

Spoiler:
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Purrr.
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Waiting for Lucky
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:03 am UTC

ucim wrote:Nothing like an illogical engine at the root of a hotdog! (You didn't know hotdogs were root vegetables?)

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RSIR:
Spoiler:
roothotdog.jpg
Wait on.

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Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Indecisive Naming Scheme" by VHF

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:57 am UTC

Gingercat, that's an epsilon-looking nacklace, which I don't think I'd be comfortable wearing.

The talk of eclipses reminds me that couple of nips ago I saw a meteor! I was actually looking away from it but it was so bright I saw the light on the clouds, and I turned around in time to see it and realise what it was before it disappeared. Treeish!
MistyCat wrote:Is it just a pipe dream?

Spoiler:
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Seaish image:
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:48 am UTC

Happy 5300 ED!
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Treeish vegadog Zooman!

MistyCat - that's otterly seaish!

Addams - hope my dad's frog helps your finger to get well. It should work in all languages. :)

Dunno if I'll get to see the eclipse. I'd like to, but there are other things coming into play. We'll see.

balthasar_s wrote:I kind of feel like I'm taking too much of the OTT's attention with this.
I don't think that's even a possible thing to happen. :)

And welcome back Aluisio! We missed you!

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Re: HELLO? YES, THIS IS WOOLPY

Postby addams » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:40 am UTC

addams wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Addams, how is your finger? Healing well, I hope.
I forgot to ask you about it when I called the other dip.
Thank you, for remembering and asking.
You are such a considerate little Poster.

I, on the other hand, am not one for holding back.
(waa!) She Complains....
Spoiler:
I'm very 'would'a, could'a, should' a' about stitches on my finger.
While at the same Time, I know:
1.) Lidocaine injections on digits (either hand or foot) are painful and short acting.
Because, epinephrine cannot be used.

Epinephrine causes the vessels to clamp down and in digits they won't let back up.
A person can loose a finger to a nurse, doctor or assistant that is not paying attention.

2.) The location of the wound would have made placing stitches very difficult.
The stitches would have been, just, more wounds to heal...(darn..)

(tee-hee..)or, not darned;
As in, not darned the way a sock is darned or mended.

(oh, sigh) It will heal with Time.
It's a Waiting Game.

I am in the right place;
Among Time Waiters.

oh, Ho-Hum...Tertiary Intention; More dull than watching paint dry.
Seriously; Paint dries a lot faster than a wound heals from the bottom to the top.
GnomeAnne wrote:In the mannequin video, I am the one being punched in the face by a small child.

umm...This Thread moves Fast!
Where is this mannequin video?

I looked away long enough to engage with two men and a woman.
They were 'good to their word'. They delivered a Throne.

I now have an eight foot tall Throne in my clearing in the Forest.
This place looks more and more Magical as Time becomes Present.

Mannequin Video?
Mannequin Video?
I'll be searching for it.

(gasp!) 2017...! It is almost Here!
That is well into the 21st Century!

Yes.
Spoiler:
It is both as wonderful and as awful as we were told it would be.
edit: TimeTravel can be Weird.
MistyCat wrote:Did you know that if you Google "Missing young medieval manservant" you get error 404?
oh, Good Grief!
SomeTimes these trips into The Past are...Weird.
Just, plain, Weird.

I did not get a 404 error message.
I got an off color joke...

Open at your own risk...
Spoiler:
Sitting in a bar the Scotsman says, "As good as this bar is, I still prefer the pubs back home. In Glasgow, there's a wee place. The landlord goes out of his way for the locals. When you buy four drinks, he'll buy the fifth drink."

"Well," said the Englishman, "At my local in London , the barman will buy you your third drink after you buy the first two."

"Ahhh, dat's nothin'," said the Irishman, "back home in my favorite pub, the moment you set foot in the place, they'll buy you a drink, then another, all the drinks you like, actually. Then, when you've had enough drinks, they'll take you upstairs and see that you gets laid, all on the house!"

The Englishman and Scotsman were suspicious of the claims. The Irishman swore every word was true. Then the Englishman asked, "Did this actually happen to you?"

"Not to me, personally, no," admitted the Irishman, "but it did happen to me sister quite a few times."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:46 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
GnomeAnne wrote:How does one go about adding one's avatar to the map?
Bug Sciscitor for it, or
Spoiler:
until I can use my own avatar collection

@Sciscitor: Can the Database be made redundant?


I am afraid I can't do anything about the Not AnOTTermap as I am neither hosting nor managing it. But the "Add yourself"-Button on the upper corner should make it easy to add oneself to it. If it is actually just about the Avatar: http://upperattic.at/media/Time/avatars ... 605345.gif

What do you mean with making the Database redundant? Currently it is served from a co-hosting center with all the data being stored in at least two geographically different location. As the system is purely based on Django/MySQL and webserver agnostic it should be portable to any system that can run Pythons virtualenv and MySQL.
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Re: 1190: "100 Times"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:59 am UTC

ucim wrote:Happy 5300 ED!
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Whoops, I noticed 3499 and thought I should do something especially naughty, but then I forgot.
Yappo is only 1 post away from a centapost so on average... ahem
Wow that's from page 700!

Oh and thanks for the cake!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby karhell » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:07 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
GnomeAnne wrote:I had almost forgotten about the D&D game we were talking about.
Wow, it's been quite a while.
So we have
karhell wrote:

taixzo wrote:

Gingercat wrote:

Febrion wrote:

macraw83 wrote:

GnomeAnne wrote:

addams wrote:

ggh wrote:

AluisioASG wrote:

Did I miss anyone?
I think that's pretty much everyone. Now all we need is to decide which system to use, and figure out when to get this rolling.

Most of my experience is with 3.5e.
Tried 4e, didn't like it very much.
Dabbled in AD&D via Baldur's Gate, not my favourite, but it works.
Never tried 5e, but it looks treeish, wouldn't mind giving it a go.
I also own most Pathfinder rule books, but never used them due to not having many players around...

Any preferences ?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheGhost » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:39 am UTC

descor wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:
descor wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:The comic won't load and nobody has suggested that this is the end of Time yet? I am disappoint.

Is this another sect? Serverfailurites? DDoSists?

Maybe a splinter group of some other sect, I've kind of lost track of the existing ones.

This may help. (Click for large version)
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Posting from the page 541, it appears the conclusionists were right.
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Re: 1190: Time: MAKE YAPPOCISION, NOT MMONS

Postby ggh » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:13 pm UTC

svenman wrote:Links to all installments so far on the One True Wiki (scroll down a riverish bit), for your convenience.
Ooh - very handy - thanks!
Also, I haven't been able to add anything to the wiki lately, but one of the recently-changed blurbs sounded like you've probably been fixing some of the links I made. Much appreciated! :)


AluisioASG wrote:Map updated. Please check it still works for you.
Force-refreshing (Ctrl+F5, or Shift+F5, or Ctrl+Shift+F5) might be necessary.

ggh wrote:So, yes, as hujackus predicted back in 2015, the 2017 epilogue sequence is DCAECDBABACBEDCCAEAEAECB!
Do we have an algorithm yet? Any ideas?
The map still works for me. :) I too was going to ask why some avatars were missing, but it's not a big deal. It's a good good map.

We haven't done anything since hujackus I think. Were you here for those posts? If not, check out viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101043&start=95760#p3873126 for the latest and greatest. Fantastic pattern spotting.


GnomeAnne wrote:
Put ARMs into your inventory or however it's called

The closest thing to an inventory you have are your pockets. Unfortunately, they're quite full already.
I never thought I'd be so happy to see a simple pocket. :) Take that Data Structures!


MistyCat wrote:Is it just a pipe dream?

Spoiler:
Image
Spoiler:
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ZoomanSP wrote:
ucim wrote:Nothing like an illogical engine at the root of a hotdog! (You didn't know hotdogs were root vegetables?)

Spoiler:
Image

Spoiler:
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Eternal Density wrote:The talk of eclipses reminds me that couple of nips ago I saw a meteor! I was actually looking away from it but it was so bright I saw the light on the clouds, and I turned around in time to see it and realise what it was before it disappeared. Treeish!
I saw a pretty bright (but not as bright as yours) one last night. Is that a coincidence or is there some increased likelihood of these things lately?
Also:
Spoiler:
Image

ucim wrote:Dunno if I'll get to see the eclipse. I'd like to, but there are other things coming into play. We'll see.
Image

balthasar_s wrote:I kind of feel like I'm taking too much of the OTT's attention with this.
Especially, that the frames we saw so far are not very related.
That's like the most heretical thing you've ever said.
Assume the position:
Spoiler:
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rsir:
Spoiler:
balthasarInTheComfyChair.jpg
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:32 pm UTC

TheGhost wrote:
Posting from the page 541, it appears the conclusionists were right.

I enjoyed the modified version of that chart.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:44 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:All we're missing is the Northeast and the Icy Regions.


What do you consider the Northeast? I am in Northeast America.

(We haven't had a lot of posters from Asia. I wonder whether XKCD is popular there?)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:54 pm UTC

Wait on.

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Kieryn wrote:They have a culture involving hat wearing. What kind of a collective would come up with such a thing!?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:08 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:What do you consider the Northeast?
Asia and Middle East.
Icy Regions include Alaska, Antarctica and Greenland (or was it Iceland?).

Sciscitor wrote:If it is actually just about the Avatar: http://upperattic.at/media/Time/avatars ... 605345.gif
Yeah, but I was counting on a feature to get it from http://upperattic.at/Time/api/avatar/img/gnomeanne/ (since I don't have the original avatar filenames). Do you know what's up with that?

karhell wrote:I think that's pretty much everyone. Now all we need is to decide which system to use, and figure out when to get this rolling.
Did we figure out the how?

karhell wrote:Most of my experience is with 3.5e.
Tried 4e, didn't like it very much.
Dabbled in AD&D via Baldur's Gate, not my favourite, but it works.
Never tried 5e, but it looks treeish, wouldn't mind giving it a go.
I also own most Pathfinder rule books, but never used them due to not having many players around...

Any preferences ?
I don't have (much of) a clue on what you're talking about, except for something this seems to be related to. So, go with whatever works best for everyone.

ggh wrote:We haven't done anything since hujackus I think. Were you here for those posts? If not, check out viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101043&start=95760#p3873126 for the latest and greatest. Fantastic pattern spotting.
I remember that chart. And I see there's code attached. So, one should implement that and compare with the sequences so far, right?
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Thus ended that campaign.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:17 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
Sciscitor wrote:If it is actually just about the Avatar: http://upperattic.at/media/Time/avatars ... 605345.gif
Yeah, but I was counting on a feature to get it from http://upperattic.at/Time/api/avatar/img/gnomeanne/ (since I don't have the original avatar filenames). Do you know what's up with that?


Ah ok, there was a mismatch of the saved file type (png vs. gif). I have no idea why, It is fixed now however. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:34 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:I remember that chart. And I see there's code attached. So, one should implement that and compare with the sequences so far, right?
If I'm reading it right, at the heart of that code is an undefined function. It would be fun to come up with a guess as to what that function is, and then see how it performs in 2018. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:20 pm UTC

karhell wrote:I think that's pretty much everyone. Now all we need is to decide which system to use, and figure out when to get this rolling.

Most of my experience is with 3.5e.
Tried 4e, didn't like it very much.
Dabbled in AD&D via Baldur's Gate, not my favourite, but it works.
Never tried 5e, but it looks treeish, wouldn't mind giving it a go.
I also own most Pathfinder rule books, but never used them due to not having many players around...

Any preferences ?


One of the biggest changes in 5e I think is that you can't just load yourself up with magic items anymore; depending on the item it may require "Attunement", and without feats to boost the number you can only have three such items. (So no more walking around with enchanted helmet, shield, boots, two rings, belt, bracer, necklace, cool sword and backup weapon all equipped at once!)

I don't particularly mind this, especially since it has made me really consider what Torgos should be wearing / using instead of just loading him up with what eventually amounts to an Everything-Resistant Shield of Protection From Everything; it's actually resulted in a much more balanced and FAR more interesting character, surprisingly.

If that doesn't sit well with the others however I'm also perfectly happy to go with any other versions; it could be just as fun to go in the opposite direction and find out just how badly things can go when you try and overload yourself with magical shinies!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:31 pm UTC

I can't remember what I said about playing D&D, but I'm too unsure about what kind of Time I'll have/need to say yes, and too curious/hopeful to say no. Please put me down as an unlikely but hopeful maybe, who also doesn't know how to play (beyond what watching a bit of that campaign ED linked would teach.)
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