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How does your garden grow?

Postby CarrieVS » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:21 pm

You may have seen this year's April Fools xkcd. If you haven't, here's how it works:

When you visit that link, it generates an id on the end of the URL. Bookmark that.

You get a bare 'garden' with a lamp floating in mid-air. You can position the lamp and change its colour and the width of the beam. You can add and remove lamps, but you can't have more than three at once.

If you wait, stuff grows where the lamps are shining. Blue lamps grow 'wet' things such as octopuses. Red lamps grow dry things such as cacti and tortoises. Yellow lamps, in the middle of the spectrum, grow various plants and animals and things. Most of the things never grow bigger once they're there, but the large trees generate a bare trunk first and then randomly add branches and leaves.

If you don't like a thing, you can select it and delete or press the X button to remove it. This includes individual leaves and branches of large trees.

You can share your link with people, and they will see it without being able to change it. If you clear your cookies, you won't be able to edit either.

Here's mine.
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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby Ladki96 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:27 pm

ALL I WANT IS SOME DAMN FLOWERS AND BIRDS AND SHIET
IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK

ASDKJBVEGHF JUST SHINING THE LIGHTS HOWEVER I DAMN WELL PLEASE

http://xkcd.com/1663/#3159a4b8-fc2a-11e5-8001-42010a8e0010

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FLUFFY KITTEN <3

Also do the secondary colours (green, orange, purple) have their own effects, Carrie?
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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby sunglasses » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:55 pm

OH GOD HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT THIS IS TAKING FOREVER-oh cool what's that!
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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby AboveGL » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:45 pm

Oh nice, mine's finally starting to take shape!

http://www.xkcd.com/1663/#095ad1ea-fdaf ... 010a8e000d
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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby Krashlia » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:50 pm

still waiting...
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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby sunglasses » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:05 pm

So far, I've got a gent talking to three octopi, a tortoise on a journey, and a snake trying to sell real estate.

http://xkcd.com/1663/#827ae9aa-fdb1-11e ... 010a8e000a

Edit: Ah hell, I've refreshed and frozen the damn thing.

Oh well, I'll retry it when I'm home.
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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby Krashlia » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:09 pm

ok! two tortoises!

and a cactus!
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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby reallifegirl » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:39 pm

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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby SandTea » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:43 pm

This ones just growing lamps?


Herea better one-
On a small desert island there was a deer and two turtles. Just out of reach lies a pack of hungry octopi...

Things might get messy
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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby Kate » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:40 pm

Mine is a mess because I can't bring myself to prune things. But the Washington Monument is there and a couple of cats and octopuses so I'm happy.
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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby jbobsully11 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:56 pm

Here's one I started a few hours ago. One of the lights was red originally, until I decided I didn't like those plants as much.

EDIT: Apparently the guy standing on the desk can grow stuff, too.
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Re: How does your garden grow?

Postby CarrieVS » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:19 am

I started a fresh one and at the time of writing I have seven (seven!) armadillos all facing the same way, in a line.

All aboard the armadillo train, I guess.
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