Comic 186 - Plotpoint Marathon

9th Jan 2011, 6:00 PM in Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey
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Plotpoint Marathon

I don't really see how this "emergency home-time relocation" is a sensible course of action. Wouldn't it be more sensible to jump to a time where one *knows* the location of the person one must find? Or even jump to the precise chronospatial coordinates of the person, allowing for immediate communication with no travel time whatsoever?

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Author Notes:

00Davo
"Emergency home-time relocation" is a specific option on the GIGAHERTZ, which can be activated faster than the normal time portal production system. This system operates on San Dimas Time, so it resets to the comic's authorial number (the one at the top), rather than chronal number (the lower one). Note that time travel in general does not have an absurd San Dimas Time restriction; it's just this particular option which operates on San Dimas Time, and even then merely for convenience.

Oh, and Ebony? It's much faster to activate emergency home-time relocation than it is to align the telematrix for precise access to another temporal plane. The more you know!

For some reason, Vim refuses to render the ellipsis entity correctly in any character encoding. Instead I get such exciting replacements as "Â…" and "<85>"; this is the only time Vim has ever let me down in any way. This bothers me, as I therefore need to switch back to Notepad++ for ellipses. And I like my ellipses. :|

Comments:

9th Jan 2011, 10:33 PM
snowyowl
We're going to find out what Jane's spell is called! Yay!

Oh, and Trope-Tan, have you considered that the spell may have a non-neglegible casting time? Spells that are meant to be used in combat usually only take a round or two to cast, but some other spells can take hours to complete. In OotS, they usually fill the time up by chanting the name of the spell over and over, but this isn't OotS.

11th Jan 2011, 10:49 PM
Pretty sure that the minimum casting time of this spell is the amount of time required to state the purpose and reason of the spell in an obvious form.

11th Jan 2011, 11:49 PM
snowyowl
That's what I was trying to say.

Man, I suck at saying things sometimes. Typing things, too.

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Transcript:

Trope-tan: Emergency home-time relocation successful!
Jane: JANE'S INTERPLANAR TRAVEL SPELL…

Trope-tan: Now I need to find Fred. And fast.
He hasn't appeared since… comic #150, deshou?
And he was in the holocabana then.
Jane: … CAPABLE OF RESTORING CHARACTERS…

Trope-tan: Tho, holocabana it ith!
Jane: … ANTIMAGIC, AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY…

Trope-tan: And, tharanari, the one flaw of travelling at the thpeed of plot.
Jane: … THE COOL HATS WHICH…

Trope-tan: When other plot pointth crop up, I can't jutht outrun them.
Jane: … HENCEFORTH WERE OWNED BY…

Trope-tan: Becauthe they're travelling at ecthactly the thame thpeed.
Jane: … THE INITIATOR OF THIS SPELL…

Jane: … YET WERE LATER STOLEN THROUGH THE USE OF…

Jane: … SPELLS ENTITLED ALONG THE LINES OF "CAPTAIN OBVIOUS'S MAGICAL SPELL…
Trope-tan: Okay, theriouthtly, how long ith thith thpell?!

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