History Webcomic / ACompleteWasteOfTime

6th May '16 4:09:43 PM eroock
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* TimeParadox: Graves causes this when [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=619 he wishes for META to cease existing]]. The resulting TimeCrash breaks the universe and drastically reduces the time the players have to beat the game.

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* TimeParadox: Graves causes this when [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=619 [[http://mspfanventures.com/?s=99&p=619 he wishes for META to cease existing]]. The resulting TimeCrash breaks the universe and drastically reduces the time the players have to beat the game.
12th Dec '15 1:34:40 PM MarchVee
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Not to be confused with PointlessWasteOfTime.

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Not to be confused with PointlessWasteOfTime.''Website/PointlessWasteOfTime''.
17th Oct '15 5:00:33 PM Rjinswand
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* BadassArmFold: Virulent does one [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=785 here]], but questions the {{badass}}ery of something that requires arms to accomplish.

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* BadassArmFold: Virulent does one [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=785 here]], but questions the {{badass}}ery badassery of something that requires arms to accomplish.
12th May '15 8:17:27 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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''A Complete Waste of Time'' is an [[MSPaintAdventures MS Paint Fan Adventure]] by [=clandestineTechie=], centering on a group of sixteen trolls as they play a game called [[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame META]]. What was originally supposed to be just a simple game session mutates into something very complex and trying on everyone as relationships are made and broken, another set of aliens is discovered, and of course everyone wastes each other's time.

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''A Complete Waste of Time'' is an [[MSPaintAdventures [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MS Paint Fan Adventure]] by [=clandestineTechie=], centering on a group of sixteen trolls as they play a game called [[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame META]]. What was originally supposed to be just a simple game session mutates into something very complex and trying on everyone as relationships are made and broken, another set of aliens is discovered, and of course everyone wastes each other's time.
24th Apr '15 11:57:03 PM SEGSAEGRTDRTH
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24th Apr '15 11:55:50 PM SEGSAEGRTDRTH
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24th Apr '15 11:54:25 PM SEGSAEGRTDRTH
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24th Apr '15 9:22:44 PM Angeldeb82
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* {{Wingdinglish}}: There are various phrases written not with the Latin alphabet but instead with the flowy cipher-script of the ithicans. Decoding those passages will enrich your experience. [[spoiler:Especially when reading the (handwritten) Act 5 recap.]]

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* {{Wingdinglish}}: There are various phrases written not with the Latin alphabet but instead with the flowy cipher-script of the ithicans.Ithicans. Decoding those passages will enrich your experience. [[spoiler:Especially when reading the (handwritten) Act 5 recap.]]
24th Apr '15 9:22:12 PM Angeldeb82
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** [[spoiler:You better win, or your civilization ''ceases to ever have existed.'' Not just destroyed, but removed from history]]

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** [[spoiler:You [[spoiler:You'd better win, or your civilization ''ceases to ever have existed.'' Not just destroyed, but removed from history]]history.]]



** Players who reach god tier [[spoiler:literally become gods.]]
* AerithAndBob: The trolls are for the most part given normal first names (e.g. Rick, Noel, Vera), with a few exceptions (Cerana, Lorrex, ''Graves''). And then there are the ithicans, whose psychenyms include such adjectives as Virulent or Virtuistic.

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** Players who reach god tier [[spoiler:literally become gods.]]
gods]].
* AerithAndBob: The trolls are for the most part given normal first names (e.g. Rick, Noel, Vera), with a few exceptions (Cerana, Lorrex, ''Graves''). And then there are the ithicans, Ithicans, whose psychenyms include such adjectives as Virulent or Virtuistic.



* AlchemyIsMagic: Alchemy plays an important part in the story; the trolls (and two ithicans) are denoted by alchemical symbols, and like in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' combining objects in forging pots creates new objects with the qualities of the components. Then there's GENESIS SHELL, the UltimateBlacksmith Denizen of Fire.

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* AlchemyIsMagic: Alchemy plays an important part in the story; the trolls (and two ithicans) Ithicans) are denoted by alchemical symbols, and like in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' combining objects in forging pots creates new objects with the qualities of the components. Then there's GENESIS SHELL, the UltimateBlacksmith Denizen of Fire.



** The ithicans concept of time revolves around the number 24
*** Their moon phases are 2*4=8 days long. There are 24 days in a "trilunar gyration". There are 24 [=TGs=] in a year, and ithicans survive roughly 24 years.
*** There was also 2 groups of 4 ithicans that played in their session.

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** The ithicans Ithicans' concept of time revolves around the number 24
*** Their moon phases are 2*4=8 days long. There are 24 days in a "trilunar gyration". There are 24 [=TGs=] in a year, and ithicans Ithicans survive roughly 24 years.
*** There was also 2 groups of 4 ithicans Ithicans that played in their session.



* ArtificialLimbs: Rick's right arm. Also the ithicans, who are born without them and thus must create limbs from plants or metal, although the latter is considered heretical.

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* ArtificialLimbs: Rick's right arm. Also the ithicans, Ithicans, who are born without them and thus must create limbs from plants or metal, although the latter is considered heretical.



* AuthorAvatar: cT shows up in the [?] segments as a fully-dressed ithican (ironically the ithicans themselves [[ExposedExtraterrestrials have no concept of clothing]]).

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* AuthorAvatar: cT shows up in the [?] segments as a fully-dressed ithican Ithican (ironically the ithicans Ithicans themselves [[ExposedExtraterrestrials have no concept of clothing]]).



* BatmanGambit: Noel tries one to [[spoiler:assist in Moira's suicide, since she claimed that if she made it back alive she wouldn't trust anyone anymore. It of course fails since Graves realizes what was happening with her after having a change of heart.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Noel tries one to [[spoiler:assist in Moira's suicide, since she claimed that if she made it back alive she wouldn't trust anyone anymore. It of course fails since Graves realizes what was happening with her after having a change of heart.]]heart]].



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Unified, a wreck of an ithican who just killed Pliable Paeans, goes on a nihilistic rant about how the ithicans are doomed and that they should just die instead of prolonging their "suffering". Just as he plans on killing the other survivors for clinging on to hope, Virtuistic comes out of nowhere and caves in his skull with [[ShockAndAwe electricity]].]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Unified, a wreck of an ithican who just killed Pliable Paeans, goes on a nihilistic rant about how the ithicans Ithicans are doomed and that they should just die instead of prolonging their "suffering". Just as he plans on killing the other survivors for clinging on to hope, Virtuistic comes out of nowhere and caves in his skull with [[ShockAndAwe electricity]].]]



* BreakingSpeech: Future Graves give [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=683 one]] to Future Moira because he's tired of her killing him on sight simply because virulentPanacea told her to. So big, [[spoiler:it [[DrivenToSuicide drives her to suicide]] in the desert. After a SpotOfTea he [[WhatHaveIDone reconsiders his actions]].]]

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* BreakingSpeech: BreakThemByTalking: Future Graves give [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=683 one]] this speech]] to Future Moira because he's tired of her killing him on sight simply because virulentPanacea told her to. So big, [[spoiler:it [[DrivenToSuicide drives her to suicide]] in the desert. After a SpotOfTea he [[WhatHaveIDone [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone reconsiders his actions]].]]



** Permanent does not understand the troll's [[ClusterFBomb strange alien language]]
** Cerana teaches the ithicans [[spoiler:that are struggling to survive on their troll-desecrated planet]] the concept of inside vs. outside

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** Permanent does not understand the troll's [[ClusterFBomb strange alien language]]
language]].
** Cerana teaches the ithicans Ithicans [[spoiler:that are struggling to survive on their troll-desecrated planet]] the concept of inside vs. outsideoutside.



** Subverted: Viridian is an outcast among the trolls, but falls in love with ithican culture.

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** Subverted: Viridian is an outcast among the trolls, but falls in love with ithican Ithican culture.



* ExposedExtraterrestrials: As a general rule of thumb, ithicans don't wear clothes. They are sometimes shown wearing armor in META, but it is probably for the stats.
* FinalBoss: [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=461 The Archfiend]].

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* ExposedExtraterrestrials: As a general rule of thumb, ithicans Ithicans don't wear clothes. They are sometimes shown wearing armor in META, but it is probably for the stats.
* FinalBoss: [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=461 The Archfiend]].Archfiend.]]



* GodGuise: The trolls inadvertently play the part of "moon elders" to the ithicans at one point in their history. While some are nice, others [[StopWorshippingMe don't really care]] about the godly business, and some (Lyanne in particular) [[AGodAmI absolutely enjoy]] [[JerkassGods tormenting]] the poor aliens.

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* GodGuise: The trolls inadvertently play the part of "moon elders" to the ithicans Ithicans at one point in their history. While some are nice, others [[StopWorshippingMe don't really care]] about the godly business, and some (Lyanne in particular) [[AGodAmI absolutely enjoy]] [[JerkassGods tormenting]] the poor aliens.



** [[GiantFlyer SKY ALBATROSS]], Denizen of Air, who [[{{Mons}} will help fight alongside her master]]. In one of Noel's prophecies, Felis has tamed her and was riding her.
** [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks STEELMOLAR]], Denizen of Water, who knows many secrets since he [[PhotographicMemory remembers everything]]. Was tamed by Viridian [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=258 in the Alpha timeline]].

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** [[GiantFlyer SKY ALBATROSS]], Denizen of Air, who [[{{Mons}} [[{{Mon}} will help fight alongside her master]]. In one of Noel's prophecies, Felis has tamed her and was riding her.
** [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks [[ThreateningShark STEELMOLAR]], Denizen of Water, who knows many secrets since he [[PhotographicMemory remembers everything]]. Was tamed by Viridian [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=258 in the Alpha timeline]].



* Letters2Numbers: Rick's typing quirk consists of him replacing the first letter of a word with a numeral (from zero to ten) whose initial phoneme(s) most closely resembles the word's. [[color:#ff8000:4or 8xample, 3hese 1ords 1ere]] most likely written by him.
* MadnessMantra: [=chronicConflagration=] has several: "[[color:#0040A0:dcmon!]]" "[[color:#0040A0:i nccd mocc blood]]" and a RapidFireNo.

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* Letters2Numbers: Rick's typing quirk consists of him replacing the first letter of a word with a numeral (from zero to ten) whose initial phoneme(s) most closely resembles the word's. [[color:#ff8000:4or words. 4or 8xample, 3hese 1ords 1ere]] 1ere most likely written by him.
* MadnessMantra: [=chronicConflagration=] has several: "[[color:#0040A0:dcmon!]]" "[[color:#0040A0:i "dcmon!" "i nccd mocc blood]]" blood" and a RapidFireNo.



* StrawNihilist: [[spoiler:Unified, after returning to a ruined Seconia.]]



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=528 Or]] [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=529 rather]], [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=530 INCREDIBLE SILLINESS]].



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=528 Or]] [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=529 rather,]] [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=530 INCREDIBLE SILLINESS.]]
* TheQuietOne: Gabe.



* ShoutOut: Just before the Gamma session, we get to [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=819 choose our player]] in the style of VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros 2}} USA.

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* ShoutOut: Just before the Gamma session, we get to [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=99&p=819 choose our player]] in the style of VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros 2}} VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 USA.



* TheStoic: Syd.



* StrawNihilist: [[spoiler:Unified, after returning to a ruined Seconia.]]



* TheQuietOne: Gabe.
* TheStoic: Syd.



23rd Apr '15 5:58:36 PM Discar
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-->''"In this world there is a thin line between order and chaos. In an ideal world this line would be thicker, but no. This is not the case. In an ideal world, your work would be [[TitleDrop a complete waste of time]]. But no, this world is not ideal. There is that ever-present line.''

-->''"In this insane world, it is you. You are that line."''
--> -'''OpeningNarration, on Lorrex Kobol (aegisMason)'''

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-->''"In ->''"In this world there is a thin line between order and chaos. In an ideal world this line would be thicker, but no. This is not the case. In an ideal world, your work would be [[TitleDrop a complete waste of time]]. But no, this world is not ideal. There is that ever-present line.''

-->''"In
''\\
''"In
this insane world, it is you. You are that line."''
--> -'''OpeningNarration, -->-- '''OpeningNarration, on Lorrex Kobol (aegisMason)'''
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