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Remember two weeks ago when we noted that the latest installment of the XKCD webcomic, “Time,” was a still image that updated every half-hour, slowly telling an animated story?

Fourteen days after posting, the comic is still regularly updating. It’s closing in on 500 frames of animation at this point, with a story about two characters building an epic-scale sand castle, and taking periodic breaks to swim, attack their own work with a trebuchet, and debate tactics for improving their work. AVC commenter Oves pointed us at this nifty “visualization” of the comic, which brings all the panels together into an animation that users can speed up or slow down in order to read the text or fast-forward to the newest bits.


Meanwhile, XKCD creator Randall Munroe has continued to post new comics; “Time” just keeps quietly slippin’ into the future all on its own.

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