Talk:Kingdom of Loathing Calendar

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I'm not so good at html.. The tables need to be spaced out. The calendar isn't really a great reference at this point; someone with better style might want to take a look. --Snickles 18:40, 16 May 2005 (Central Daylight Time)

I'm just putting this information here for reference, unless someone wants to incorporate it somehow. --Snickles 14:36, 17 May 2005 (Central Daylight Time)

Problems?

Today is Bor4, which should be myst day. But the moons are a day behind? Also, maybe it's just in a position of hiding, but where is the broken chunk of moon hiding? --Plater (t|c) 18:40, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

  • As far as the minimoon i don't know where it's at but as far as Myst day, that's the fifth of each kingdom month not the fourth. --Chunky_boo 18:51, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
    • That table on the article has other days listed as moxie, Bor4(and Bor5) being one of them. Is it still correct? (And the mini-moon was just hiding, it's back now) --Plater (t|c) 05:50, 12 September 2007 (CDT)
      • Say what? Bor 4 is Dependence day and Bor 5 is a Myst day. They are coloured gray (Dependence) and green (Myst) in the tables. --Bagatelle 19:39, 12 September 2007 (CDT)
      • Hehe, when I tilt my screen differently they show up as different colors, but at my normal viewing angle they are indistinguishable. Makes complete sense now, oops. --Plater (t|c) 20:23, 12 September 2007 (CDT)

Converting


Gorgolok 17:13, 25 Aug 2005 (Central Daylight Time)
  • KY1 -- 8/30/04 to 12/3/04
  • KY2 -- 12/4/04 to 3/9/05
  • KY3 -- 3/10/05 to 6/6/05
  • KY4 -- 6/7/05

KY1, 2, etc.. are arbitrary years cribbed from Subjunctive KOL's SISC system. ;)


Huh. Drawing the calendar back, I see that a Jarlsuary 1 occured on Feb 1, 2003 - only one day after the first announcement in the Kingdom (which doesn't count). Based on that, I'd start the KoL calendar on that date:

  • KY1 - Began 2/1/03
  • KY2 - Began 5/8/03
  • KY3 - Began 8/12/03
  • KY4 - 11/16/03
  • KY5 - 2/20/04
  • KY6 - 5/26/04
  • KY7 - 8/30/04
  • KY8 - 12/4/04
  • KY9 - 3/10/05
  • KY10 - 6/14/05
  • KY11 - 9/18/05
  • KY12 - 12/23/05
  • KY13 - 3/29/06
  • KY14 - 7/3/06
  • KY15 - 10/7/06
  • KY16 - 1/11/07
  • KY17 - 4/17/07
  • KY18 - Will begin 7/22/07

-Hen3ry 17:00, 16 July 2007 (CDT)

SSPD

Jick's stated in the forums that Saint Sneaky Pete's Day was not supposed to reoccur on Jarlsuary 8, and he plans on resetting it for sometime in the *next* KoL year, I believe. Probably sometime in Petember KY 5 if I had to guess.

--MahSpoon

It is being moved to Starch 3. Updated the page appropriately.

--GodTheMod2 06:48, 22 Sept 2005 (Mountain Daylight Time)


I changed it back to Jarlsuary 8... I will refix. My bad.


Oyster Egg Day

From what I understand, it is supposed to recur every April 2 (KoL Calendar, not real world). I'm 99.99% sure that it won't jump around anymore than it has already. --Aardvark 06:01, 9 Jul 2005 (Central Daylight Time)

  • well easter floats around between march and april, so i'd assume oyster egg day would do... it has so far. i'm sure there some formula to figure out easter ;-) the first tuesday after the first.... haha --JRSiebz 06:06, 9 Jul 2005 (Central Daylight Time)
  • Well, the only reason it's floated so far is because Jick hadn't determined a KoL date for it to repeat on. The first one occured on the real Easter, as all the other holidays first occured on the actual holiday date. Unlike the other holidays, however, there was a rather large stretch of time between meat-world Easter and KoL April, the ideal month for it to fall in. There should never be two regular KoL calendar holidays that fall within the same KoL month, unless the real-world and kol calendars clash. St. Sneaky Pete's day will likely fall in Starch. --Aardvark 06:18, 9 Jul 2005 (Central Daylight Time)

Dates and Moons

With 16-day moon phases and 8-day months, the moon cycle repeats every 2 months. As the number of months in the KoL year is even, that means every day has its moon constellation. The year starts on the second of the two consecutive moxie days. That means every 5th of a KoL month is a Mysticality day, the 1st of an odd month and the 8th of an even month will be Moxie days, the 1st and 2nd of even months will be muscle days. I tried to color these in in red blue and green, but that seemed to mess with the table setting, so I left it alone. Should this go in here? Should there be a link to the Moons page? I'd find that quite interesting, if only to point out to noobs that the feast of Boris will NEVER fall on a stat day...--Gorgolok

Unless the real-life Thanksgiving falls on a stat day, of course.--Idran 22:05, 5 April 2006 (CDT)

Calendar Images

  • Is there a reason that the image names for the girls of Mar, May, and Nov are different than the other ones? Is it ok to make them consistent? --Fryguy9 15:03, 23 Sep 2005 (MDT)


Other Holidays

  • Wasn't April Fool's Day a special occassion last year? I heard rumours about Jick installing joke "this adventure was brought to you by: " banner ads, and something about the Spectral Pickle Factory showing up in the Plains, but it wasn't clickable. --Mozai 16:44, 30 March 2006 (CST)

KOL Years

  • Does anyone know anything about KOL Years? I think that KOL started sometime in early 2003, so we're currently in year 11 in KOL years (I think). Does it make any sense to use KOL years in connection with various KOL holidays or events like oyster egg days, etc.? --Gymnosophist 20:25, 30 April 2006 (CDT)

New Month Names?

I just looked at my clan calender and it clashed with the month name that this page says. It says today is Febtober 5. I don't see that name anywhere on the page at all though. I think we need to consider the possibility that they changed the name of the months in a stealth update.--Terrabull 23:31, 16 September 2006 (CDT)

On the references page of the clan calendar, it says this: "The Calendar of Loathing can randomly display Porktober as "Febtober", a reference to a "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch on Saturday Night Live. In that particular sketch, Sean Connery (as impersonated by Darrell Hammond) insisted that the response to "This is the only month that starts with Feb" is "What is Febtober?"" Hope that clears it up. --Venturboy 18:26, 18 December 2006 (CST)

RL & KoL holidays?

Has anyone else noticed the suden increace in Kol Holidays lining up with Real Life holidays? Could there be something to this or is this just good cawinidance(spelling error i know, i know)--CSDragon 17:13, 6 May 2007 (CDT)

It's coincidence. The KoL calendar is fixed at 8 days a month, 12 months a year, for 96 days. The Earth calendar changes between 365 and 366 days in a 4 year rotation, but one that's also pretty fixed - not likely that the people in charge of the real life calendar will change it because of KoL. On the other hand, since 96 goes around much quicker than 365, we run into the KoL holidays pretty quickly, over and over... and the chances of *any* one of them landing on a date that's significant for some other reason (Cinco de Mayo in this case) isn't all that low.

Of course, it's vaguely possible that Jick, way back when, went "oh I know, I want to have a bunch of holidays fall on each other in 2007 and such" and planned his calendar back in 2005 or 2004 or whenever it was, based on these assumptions. But I don't think Jick is that sort of person.--Lxndr 19:22, 6 May 2007 (CDT)

Browser Caching

Can we add a no-cache tag to the calendar page? --Itsatrap 17:50, 14 June 2007 (CDT)

Countdown

is there a way that a countdown till the next predicted holiday could be placed on the main page of the kindom of loathing calender page (like the NS13 countdown but for other holidays)

Stat Day listed as Mysticism

There's a typo in the embedded code, where it's saying "Mysticism tomorrow". It's really Mysticality.--Vickr 17:52, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Almanac Link

The link to the Almanac is no longer working (page not found). -- Ravenous Muffin 01:11, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

I see it's now fixed. Thank you. -- Ravenous Muffin 01:42, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

The link to the Almanac is no longer working (page not found). --Firbaelvan 19:40, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Dark Colors

Any particular reason Jarlsuary 1, April 2, and Porktober 8 are noticeably darker than all the other days? --Ephinia 04:51, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

  • Holidays get a gray cast to their square. The days you listed are both holidays and stat days, so the gray is overlaid upon the corresponding stat day colors, resulting in "darker" squares. --Southwest 05:14, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Formatting

Is there a good reason we have the current calendar on the left, holidays on the right format? The holidays have a lot of text and end up as a huge column next to the compact calendar table. I'd much rather see calendar on top and holidays below. Possibly the KoL holidays in a new format, such as each one listed below the month it appears or parallel table showing the holiday in each month. The real life holidays can stay as is. I'd also love to see the calendar linked from the navigation box, but if others don't like that I might just greasemonkey it. --Club (#66669) (Talk) 19:52, 26 August 2011 (CEST)