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And our Moment Of The Week?

How did you and Pintsize end up as companions, anyway? You seem so... different.
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AnthroPC Companion Connectons: Your friend in Robotics"
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Wow, these are all really expensive.
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Let's see if you qualify for our "discount program." (Obtuse metaphor use!)
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THERE WAS NO SEX INVOLVED.
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Well it's my headcanon and you should respect that.
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Fill out this short questionnaire.
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You can figure out what kind of person I am just from this?
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We also monitor your body's autonomic responses... It's over 99% accurate.
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How do you monitor my aaaAAAAAAGH
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Gordon the ArachnoPC! "Don't be nervous! There are no wrong answers!"
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Okay Mr. Reed, your evaluation is in! (pause) THAT one?! Gordon, are you SURE about this?
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The biometrics look good to me! (please get off my head)
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I should probably go over our return procedure. And criminal liability agreement. And insurance policies.
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My head please get off it
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...Then they brought out Pintsize. I took him home, and the rest is history.
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But... but that is all wrong! You were frightened of Gordon! That would have completely thrown off your biometrics!
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You mean... You should not have been assigned Pintsize as your companion.
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Well, it worked out all right in the end, so YOU MEAN I COULDA BEEN WITH A HOT CHICK THIS WHOLE TIME?!
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...So it turns out I shouldn't have ended up with Pintsize after all.
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I'm happy with him. Even if he IS an ass sometimes.
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He does make me look like a better roommate by comparison.
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Pintsize snaps into a SlimJim!
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Still, I wonder what kinda robot you were supposed to end up with. I guess we'll never know.
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THE ROBOT WHALE! (CetaPC?)
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2333-2337 (3-7 December 2012) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 49541 times)

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Gordon!

WANT. PLUSHIE. NOW.    4 (9.8%)
I see how Marten ended up with Pintsize.    2 (4.9%)
A big spider? As a ROBOT? ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDIN' ME?? ?? ??    3 (7.3%)
"ArachnoPC" has a nice ring to it.    13 (31.7%)
Did I mention PLUSHIE?    0 (0%)
The Mac version is a metal helmet shaped like the Apple logo.    5 (12.2%)
Gordon is actually Pintsize's twin brother.    2 (4.9%)
Ah, a case of The Runt Of The Litter. (Go ahead and TVTropes that.)    2 (4.9%)
It doesn't explain Waffles, though.    1 (2.4%)
PLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIE    9 (22%)

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AnthroPCs seem to be a high-risk "purchase". Consider the library and morgue AnthroPCs, not just Pintsize. Perhaps people avoid them unless they have a painful gap in their social life with humans.

Why hasn't Hannelore downloaded a social protocol database for Winslow?
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Why hasn't Hannelore downloaded a social protocol database for Winslow?

1. Winslow is almost never with her when she's socialising
2. She has a therapist for that
3. Dad never needed one
3a. Nor did mom, come to think of it
4. It's been submitted but the approval hasn't come through yet
5. There's a SPIDER on my HEAD!
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For some reason, I read Gordon's lines with a Tachikoma's voice in my head...
Yes, quite.

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Why would anyone fear whales?
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So, Marten should've gotten a Wailord?
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Who, then, should have wound up with Pintsize? The Makeout Hobo?
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Anyway, what is that thing hanging out of Pintsize's mouth in panel 3 of today's comic? Its bugging the heck out of me.
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Anyway, what is that thing hanging out of Pintsize's mouth in panel 3 of today's comic? Its bugging the heck out of me.

YES, SOMEONE ANSWER THIS PLEASE. I keep staring at it and tilting my head and I can't even venture a guess.
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looks like a slim jim


Makes sense. I wouldn't have recognized it, cause we don't have those where I'm from. Thanks :)
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To be specific, it looks like a Slim Jim that he's pretending is a cigar.
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is it me, or does pintsize kind of look like he's bluescreening or something in that panel?

maybe snapping into the beefy, spicy, intensity of the snack was too much and crashed his os
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 Could it be an AI-SeaWorld? ._.

 Btw, bigger resolution:
 

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This option suggests to me that Marten got Pintsize while still in California; perhaps that's why Vicky left (yes, I know that doesn't really fit).
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Perhaps the whalebot is what he would have been allocated if he had never left California. No heartbreak, no roborachnophobic trauma, no Pintsize. Later he'd have moved to Hawaii, picked up a gig playing slack-key guitar, and settled down with a nice girl like Kono Kalakaua...

Having read the Wikipedia page about Slim Jims, and followed the links to some of their ingredients, I feel slightly ill.
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Gordon!

WANT. PLUSHIE. NOW.    7 (13.5%)
I see how Marten ended up with Pintsize.    2 (3.8%)
A big spider? As a ROBOT? ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDIN' ME ?? ?? ??    3 (5.8%)
"ArachnoPC" has a nice ring to it.    15 (28.8%)
Did I mention PLUSHIE?    0 (0%)
The Mac version is a metal helmet shaped like the Apple logo.    5 (9.6%)
Gordon is actually Pintsize's twin brother.    3 (5.8%)
Ah, a case of The Runt Of The Litter. (Go ahead and TVTropes that.)    2 (3.8%) <== Actually, it's "The Runt At The End".
It doesn't explain Waffles, though.    3 (5.8%)
PLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIEPLUSHIE    12 (23.1%)

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For those of you just joining us, the last poll of the week on the WCDT usually is a poll on what the "Moment of the Week" was in the strip.

It hasn't been used much as of late due to two key factors:

1. The moment of the week was so obvious, it wasn't even up for a vote; and
2. The OP of the WCDT didn't have time to go through and come up with options.

Yes, the poll does tend to get a bit long (do the maths: five strips, four panels, 20 possible "moments").
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But not every moment can be a "moment of the week."  To paraphrase "The Incredibles", "If everything is super, nothing is."

My biggest chuckles were the "Discount program", and "I better explain the following policies..." 

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Perhaps the whalebot is what he would have been allocated if he had never left California. No heartbreak, no roborachnophobic trauma, no Pintsize. Later he'd have moved to Hawaii, picked up a gig playing slack-key guitar, and settled down with a nice girl like Kono Kalakaua...

Having read the Wikipedia page about Slim Jims, and followed the links to some of their ingredients, I feel slightly ill.

One suspects Kono would be just as inaccessible to Marten as is Lt. Potter, and for the same reasons.
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Emily needs to adopt Gordon.
Hahaha, yesss.
>Emily goes into the room with the test
>Gordon comes down
>"Ooooooh, I want that one!"
>"But that isn't how..."
>"Pleeeeeeease?"

Is "Ooooooh, I want that one!" Gordon's line or Emily's?
I can't decide which I would like better.

I enjoyed this even more than a daily strip.  I am now officially shipping Emily and Gordon. 
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I voted for DSL's new avatar. 


And I want a Gordon knit pull-on hat with pom-pom eyes.  You know, like the cookie monster ones that look like they're eating your head...


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I went for the mundane " ... the rest is history" -option as MOTW. Having scrolled down to the third panel of Thursday's strip I was half expecting Marten and Pintsize to hug in the last panel. Ok, I knew we were gonna get something like Pintsize's remark in the last panel. But, really, Marten thinks of him as a best friend.
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is it me, or does pintsize kind of look like he's bluescreening or something in that panel?

maybe snapping into the beefy, spicy, intensity of the snack was too much and crashed his os

In the end, it was too much for Macho Man Randy Savage, and he blue-screened too. :psyduck:
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What I wanna know is: Is that Martens fantasy or Pintsizes?

Or Fayes??
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I wonder if AI Whales and AI-controlled nuclear submarines ever talk? Maybe that's why submarine AIs eventually go into sales.
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Having read the Wikipedia page about Slim Jims, and followed the links to some of their ingredients, I feel slightly ill.

Growing up with them as a common thing does not make it any better.

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What I wanna know is: Is that Martens fantasy or Pintsizes?

Or Fayes??


Is it even a fantasy or is it a glimpse at what really could have been reality? I mean maybe Marten was destined to be a whale-throPC trainer? 

If it is a fantasy, however, I imagine it's Marten's. He has kind of a thoughtful/daydream-y look on his face in the second to last panel. Pintsize's fantasy would involve either more butts or the hot chick he said he could have been with last comic. And that's way to peaceful to be something Faye imagines... I'm not sure she's capable of that.
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A couple days late saying this, but the page of Gordon on Marten's head absolutely cracked me up.  It's not like I haven't been enjoying the comic or anything, but this was the peak of hilarity that I've had for quite some time (at a guess probably at least since the Station visit).  Combined with Monday's strip this has definitely been a good week.
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Robot whale... fuck yeah. Amazing. :D
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So, if that actually had happened, would that be a jumping the shark moment? Is a robot whale more or less awesome than a shark?
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Robot whale... fuck yeah. Amazing. :D
Why call him a robot whale when he is clearly a CetaPC?
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Don't you have to see evidence of a long decline in quality before you can trace back to a moment you can identify as a shark-jump? I don't think a shark-jump can be identified contemporaneously.

Besides, I think the term, like most superlatives in either direction, is misused in these days of critical evaluation devolving into whether something is a "win" or a "fail" (the current version of "rules" vs. "sucks").

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I agree.  Like numbering world wars, it's something that can only be done properly in retrospect. 


It's December 7th.  I had to work that in somewhere! :P
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As for MOTW I voted for the discount program only because I couldn't vote for Pintsize's expression after telling that story. I'd likely vote for that for moment of the year.
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Robot whale... fuck yeah. Amazing. :D
Why call him a robot whale when he is clearly a CetaPC?

 His name is K-AI-ko (?). :psyduck:
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So, if that actually had happened, would that be a jumping the shark moment? Is a robot whale more or less awesome than a shark?

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Is it just me, or is there something Freudian about the fact that the CetaPC is a Humpback Whale






...... Just sayin'     :evil:
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Is it just me, or is there something Freudian about the fact that the CetaPC is a Humpback Whale
...... Just sayin'     :evil:
You'd maybe prefer a sperm whale?
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Okay so I wasn't going to do this, but after those last couple posts I gave in to my terrible terribleness.

Also this took far longer than it had any right to, but that's what I get for using Paint.
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Splendid, sir...absolutely splendid.  ;D


So...is it that he gets almost naked and rides whales? Or is this a clever double entendre?

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Miss, but thank you!

And I think we can leave the answer to that question to your imagination.  :evil:
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Bravo, de_la_Nae, bravo indeed! The look on Marten's face and stance in that last panel says it all, really.
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I just realized something.


We have been secretly trolled by Jeph.



He like the "pet tarantula" idea so much, he went ArachnoPC on us.
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I just realized something.


We have been secretly trolled by Jeph.



He like the "pet tarantula" idea so much, he went ArachnoPC on us.

Fun to think about, innit?
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You betcha.
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