1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: Time for Physics – phys-0005

Postby balthasar_s » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:19 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:WELL, ANYTHONG COULD BE A SPOILERAPTOR, INCLUDING THIS RAPTORSHARK I JUST THWAPPED. -- ongomome
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.

-- posted by lmjbot

It's time to analyse everything again.

So we have two characters here.
One is the beaniewoman that we know from t1i and the OTT calls her Ms Frizzle.
And there is a new character.
Looks like a standard GLR stickfigure, but with glasses.
"I did my doctorate in physics."
This is an important information.
Together with knowing that phys is presented by S&S (Sustainabilizer & SilentTimer) Productio:ngs it suggests that this glasses guy could be the representation of Sustainabilizer.

Hmm, a glasses wearing guy TaT character that is the representation of the author of the TaT, that seems familiar...

How will the OTT call this new character?
The bftf character in similar situation was "called square glasses guy" or "b".
Since this could be the representation of one of the S&S will the ott call him "S", analogically?
I wonder what the ott will come up with.

After the "my hobby" front page the story started in Beanish.
But what looked like a beginning of a Beanish continues now with English dialogue.
Ms Frizzle learned English so well?
Possible, after Cueganpeople moved to beanieland as indicated in the end of t1i.

Or maybe the story continues in Beanish but it's shown to us in English so that we know what is said?
Just like the Cuegan language in Time is shown as English to us.
Similarly, in bftf, not all text written in English was actually said in English.
So why is the first frame Beanish?
Maybe because it was said outside the frame and phys doesn't translate out of frame text?

Also, wait, does it mean that the representation of Sustainabilizer speaks Beanish?
So it seems that maybe just the first frame is Beanish after all.

But still, The Sustainabilizer representation and Ms Frizzle in the same frame?
They are from different times.
What's going on? Time travel?
Or maybe this story is supposed to be more symbolic and the anachronism is irrelevant.

Or, maybe, this is not the real Ms Frizzle at all?
Maybe, similarly like the glasses guy could be the representation of Sustainabilizer, Ms Frizzle could be the representation of SilentTimer?
It's not that unlikely, SilentTimer signed some of their posts with this: Image

ETA: pope
I just wrote:It's time to analyse everything again.

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Try to analyse / speculate about some TaT,
including but not limited to
the new phys story

(also, can anyone recognise the things from the first page of phys which I did not recognise? I have no idea what the beard guy is holding.)
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1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np2791

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:10 am UTC

PUNGED...
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Wait for it.
(Colorization by mscha.)

Replay Time live here!

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:GAZEBO. OINTMENT. HARPSICHORD. VITSSÅGEN. BEESNAKE.

-- posted by oldpixbot

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1190: "Time": THEY'RE TAKING THE MOLPIES TO THE PAST!

Postby AluisioASG » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:27 am UTC

Greetings from NP2547, which begins with me talking about avatars with Sciscitor. Probably for the OTTermap popups. I wonder how crufty that codebase is now, but hey, it still works.

A mr*bdex story fragment. I had finally forgotten about those. And it too seems to have forgotten about making progress. A story about time travel(ing Dragons) stuck in its own red forest.

Ah, the Chronicles of Torgos! I remember this one, if hazily. Need to refresh it. And BSTA. And AotC. And the other stuff I've seen coming down the pipe. And rewatch BFTF too. And...

mrob, is phys this Third Journey you speak of?

ED says he's got no avatar at the moment, then a couple of posts later shows up with his current one. Have we run out of Time, and I'm writing to a snapshot? Would that one be "and I am", or "and am I"?

addams! How are you doing these days? How is Lucille?
Some days are cloudy and cold over here.
Others are sunny and less cold.
This is one of these days.

addams wrote:The open Horizon would be, just, a line.

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I've added The Cloisters to my travel list, by the way.

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NP2548. By coincidence, Der Berg by Unheilig has just started playing. We seem to be picking up steam.

think says *<acc> is not really into Pokémon. I'm sure I just read something similar in the mr*bdex story.

It hadn't struck me before how similar my and Gingercat's weather are.

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NP2549. The Object Catalogue reminds me of something from Kieryn's comics. And now we've learned botm's origin story. Well, part of it.

ggh, that 300 cake for Gingercat is so apropos :D And those Time-travel shenanigans... there's something there. Maybe if we combine it with your manip that was posted just after...

I like that poem about Love, addams. Thanks for bringing it.
Might repurpose it for someone else later on.

Someday I'll find reason to return "303 See OTTer" in an application :P

Pl. reched the summit now, see y'all again soon.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:53 am UTC

Hi, Aluisio!

Good to read from you again.

I've returned from my journey, but as often happens with traveling, things have become less organized while I was gone. Unfortunately, part of what became less organized, was my organized sand.
astrotter wrote:It is not particularly clear to me at this time that we are not overanalyzing this...

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Re: 1190: "Time": THEY'RE TAKING THE MOLPIES TO THE PAST!

Postby addams » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:17 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
addams! How are you doing these days? How is Lucille?
Some days are cloudy and cold over here.
Others are sunny and less cold.
This is one of these days.


addams wrote:The open Horizon would be, just, a line.

'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Oh, Poor Lucille,
Thank you for asking.
She had a rough Time of it.

She is back up on her wheels and faithfully doing her job, again.
Spoiler:
She spent three weeks looking a lot like a bug on its side.

She sat there with one wheel up in the air so long her battery went dead.
Finely, help arrived! Her shoe was easily fixed by a professional. (phew)

There is nothing wrong with her brakes.
She simply stepped on a nail and limped.
As for me.
well...
Spoiler:
I was told, "We might be able to get you two years."
That was Three Years ago!

I take a lot of pills and I have a low activity level.
Yet,...Against all odds, I am still typing.

I've moved out of the Forest.
I still have outdoor space, flowers pouring out of their pots and a flock of cute quarreling HummingBirds.

How am I?
Content, enough, I suppose.
My apartment is warm, unlike my Forest Box.


AluisioASG wrote:I've added The Cloisters to my travel list, by the way.
Oh!
I don't know Why I told you about The Cloisters.
But, I am glad I did. I hope you do go out there.

Did I tell you?
From the The Cloisters you can sit on a European style rock wall and look down
at the skyscrapers of New York's financial district, like Toys in the distance.

When/If you go, please tell us.
Directions:
Spoiler:
Take the subway as far North as it will go.
Then walk North to what looks like a park.

Start climbing.
At every turn, take the Up.

Soon you will have walked Up into Europe.
Most of the buildings and their contents were Gifts from Europeans to the U.S.
Each a treasure. Each a manifestation of both fine craftsmanship and goodwill.
Oh! Oh!
As long as you are in New York:
Spoiler:
The Asian Society is eleven blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts.
They have a room with One and Only One piece of Art in it. It deserves its own room.

It is hands down and by far the very best Ganesha, I have ever seen.

https://asiasociety.org/new-york/plan-your-visit

Shiva, I did not see.
You might able to.
http://museum.asiasociety.org/collectio ... a-nataraja

Uh-Oh....I am reminded of a comedy based on Shiva, The God.
umm...It is not meant to offend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93xY06Sh7FE
SBN wrote:I've returned from my journey, but as often happens with traveling, things have become less organized while I was gone.
Unfortunately, part of what became less organized, was my organized sand.
Get organized, Honey.
We need to read your voice.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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1190: Time: 503 -- TWIGGYMOLP UNAVAILABLE

Postby mrob27 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:31 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote: can anyone recognise the things from the first page of phys which I did not recognise? I have no idea what the beard guy is holding.

There are of course two beard guys.
  The beard guy in the upper-right is holding motorcycle handlebars (one of which has a mirror?) attached to a small Earth with a vertical axle through the centre. I suppose this refers to moment of inertia, i.e. rotational inertia, the thing that makes motorcycles stay vertical when the wheels are turning, and the thing that makes the Earth's axis keep pointing the same way; but the Earth's axis gets steered because the tidal forces on the equatorial bulge impart torque that makes the axis precess.
  The beard guy in the approximate centre of the image has genus-1 branes (or 2-d manifolds embedded in 3-d space) that are linked in a daisy chain. I tried Googling various combinations of that but couldn't find an image of anything resembling this chain.

Yes, the mr*bdex story is too slow. Sorry.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:53 am UTC

mrob27 wrote:Yes, the mr*bdex story is too slow. Sorry.
Are you really apologizing for making us wait for it? Heresy! Off to the Comfy Chair!

Welcome back Aluisio! I've been wondering what was going on with you!
AluisioASG wrote:Someday I'll find reason to return "303 See OTTer" in an application
You sure you don't mean "303 Sea OTTer"? Or "303 C-OTTer (C is big)"? (Or to be more obscure, "303 12-OTTer - The river is small"?)
AluisioASG wrote:Pl. reched the summit now, see y'all again soon.
It's all downhill from here!

balthasar_s wrote:(also, can anyone recognise the things from the first page of phys which I did not recognise? I have no idea what the beard guy is holding.)
"Give me a lever and a place to stand, and I shall move the world." Alas, I don't see how moving that image could be, as he doesn't have anyplace to stand. At least not any visible one. Maybe he just closes his eyes.

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1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np2835

Postby mscha » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:10 am UTC

YAMMERUNGS...
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.
(Colorization by ggh.)

Replay Time live here!

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:OH HAI, I KEUGHT UP YOUR BUKKITS

-- posted by oldpixbot


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