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Instead Of 2017-10-02

Post by AmriloJim » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:48 pm

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/instead-of/

Bio note: Daylla and mom are made of living metal.
EDIT: Paul says she's non-ferrous.
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Re: Instead Of 2017-19-92

Post by Warrl » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:16 pm

date in subject line: 2017-19-92? The 92nd day of the 19th month?

(Let's see... wow, that turns out to be two days short of a year off. Sept 30 2018.)

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Re: Instead Of 2017-10-02

Post by AmriloJim » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:33 pm

Typing in less than optimal lighting conditions... I caught the typos in the bidy....

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Re: Instead Of 2017-19-92

Post by lake_wrangler » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:25 pm

Warrl wrote:date in subject line: 2017-19-92? The 92nd day of the 19th month?
I read a short story, recently, that had a country declare that in order to save on resources, people would be "allowed" so many days per month to live, depending on your job/status. Writers were only allowed to live 15 days or so per month. To make the system work, people were given day tickets, and when their tickets ran out, they vanished, until the first of the next month.

Naturally, there rose a day ticket black market, so that the protagonist ended up living 10 or 12 extra days in a particular month...

The program was soon canned, because it did not manage to save on resources...



Warrl wrote:(Let's see... wow, that turns out to be two days short of a year off. Sept 30 2018.)
Now hang on: how many days are you assuming per month, in your calculations? :ugeek: :mrgreen:

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Re: Instead Of 2017-10-02

Post by lake_wrangler » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:26 pm

AmriloJim wrote:Bio note: Daylla and mom are made of living metal.
EDIT: Paul says she's non-ferrous.
Are they still plantiform, or is that no longer canon?

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Post by jwhouk » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:50 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
AmriloJim wrote:Bio note: Daylla and mom are made of living metal.
EDIT: Paul says she's non-ferrous.
Are they still plantiform, or is that no longer canon?
The canon has been blown away, it seems...
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Re: Instead Of 2017-10-02

Post by Dave » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:37 pm

jwhouk wrote:
lake_wrangler wrote:Are they still plantiform, or is that no longer canon?
The canon has been blown away, it seems...
Was that ever canon from Paul? I know some people have said that Daylla is another plant-form of some sort but I cannot recall a statement by Paul to that effect... but I don't follow his Facebook page and so may have missed it.

Even if so... if metal can be alive, why can't it take a plant form by preference? There are plenty of figurative references of that sort (silver vine and the like) and quite a few plants concentrate various metals in their tissues.

The real question is: if Daylla is non-ferrous, can she still be a Metallica fan?

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Post by Opus the Poet » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:39 pm

Just FYI, calcium is a metal according to the periodic table. And it's para-magnetic.
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Post by Dave » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:45 pm

Opus the Poet wrote:Just FYI, calcium is a metal according to the periodic table. And it's para-magnetic.
I hope Daylla isn't made of metallic calcium. She's be less tolerant of water than the Wicked Witch of the West... let's just say it would leave her with an explosive temper.

Could do Springsteen well, though.

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Re: Instead Of 2017-10-02

Post by lake_wrangler » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:33 pm

Dave wrote:
jwhouk wrote:
lake_wrangler wrote:Are they still plantiform, or is that no longer canon?
The canon has been blown away, it seems...
Was that ever canon from Paul? I know some people have said that Daylla is another plant-form of some sort but I cannot recall a statement by Paul to that effect... but I don't follow his Facebook page and so may have missed it.
Personally, I thought this page was a pretty strong hint, anyway... We know that Castela wasn't using it metaphorically, so I guess we just assumed that neither did Dayla...

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Post by AmriloJim » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:54 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Warrl wrote:(Let's see... wow, that turns out to be two days short of a year off. Sept 30 2018.)
Now hang on: how many days are you assuming per month, in your calculations? :ugeek: :mrgreen:
My guess is Jul 1 2018 would be 2017-19-01, Aug 1 = 19-32, Sep 1 = 18-63, therefore 19-92 would be Sep 29.

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Re: Instead Of 2017-10-02

Post by eee » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:42 am

AmriloJim wrote:http://wapsisquare.com/comic/instead-of/

Bio note: Daylla and mom are made of living metal.
EDIT: Paul says she's non-ferrous.
So... tin? Copper? Lead? Good Lord, she'd weigh a ton!

Silver? GOLD??? :shock:

And how do you get living metal creatures, anyway?

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Re: Instead Of 2017-10-02

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:26 am

eee wrote:
AmriloJim wrote:http://wapsisquare.com/comic/instead-of/

Bio note: Daylla and mom are made of living metal.
EDIT: Paul says she's non-ferrous.
So... tin? Copper? Lead? Good Lord, she'd weigh a ton!

Silver? GOLD??? :shock:

And how do you get living metal creatures, anyway?
You fight a forest fire and the metal on the cap of your staff fuses with your hand...

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Re: Instead Of 2017-10-02

Post by Aleister Crow » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:17 am

Could be she's not composed a single type of metal. She could have calcium bones, mercury blood, aluminum skin...

A brain composed of interlaced platinum, silver and copper, forming a matrix inside her head that rivals most supercomputers?

And that's not even getting into the possibilities of alloys.
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Re: Instead Of 2017-10-02

Post by Dave » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:58 am

Aleister Crow wrote:Could be she's not composed a single type of metal. She could have calcium bones, mercury blood, aluminum skin...

A brain composed of interlaced platinum, silver and copper, forming a matrix inside her head that rivals most supercomputers?

And that's not even getting into the possibilities of alloys.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_O%27Loy

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Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:37 am

Dave wrote:
Aleister Crow wrote:Could be she's not composed a single type of metal. She could have calcium bones, mercury blood, aluminum skin...

A brain composed of interlaced platinum, silver and copper, forming a matrix inside her head that rivals most supercomputers?

And that's not even getting into the possibilities of alloys.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_O%27Loy
Asimov's "positronic brain" - a "platinum and iridium sponge", if i recall correctly.
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Re: Instead Of 2017-10-02

Post by sheik » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:37 pm

eee wrote:
AmriloJim wrote:http://wapsisquare.com/comic/instead-of/

Bio note: Daylla and mom are made of living metal.
EDIT: Paul says she's non-ferrous.
So... tin? Copper? Lead? Good Lord, she'd weigh a ton!

Silver? GOLD??? :shock:

And how do you get living metal creatures, anyway?
I was thinking something along more traditional lines.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talos
Considering the Wapsi Square context it makes the most sense.

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Re: Instead Of 2017-19-92

Post by Warrl » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:45 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Warrl wrote:(Let's see... wow, that turns out to be two days short of a year off. Sept 30 2018.)
Now hang on: how many days are you assuming per month, in your calculations? :ugeek: :mrgreen:
31 days for July and August, 30 for September. Total: 92.

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Re: Instead Of 2017-19-92

Post by lake_wrangler » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:57 pm

Warrl wrote:
lake_wrangler wrote:
Warrl wrote:(Let's see... wow, that turns out to be two days short of a year off. Sept 30 2018.)
Now hang on: how many days are you assuming per month, in your calculations? :ugeek: :mrgreen:
31 days for July and August, 30 for September. Total: 92.
Ah. So you're assuming that all the months have remained the same. I posit that if a year can end up with 19 (or more) months, and that this 19th month can have 92 days (or more), who's to say how many days are in the other months, in that particular universe? We are lacking sufficient information to make any kind of educated guess as to the proper conversion matrix...

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Post by Atomic » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:33 pm

sheik wrote:I was thinking something along more traditional lines.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talos
Considering the Wapsi Square context it makes the most sense.
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