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Title: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ysth on 04 Jan 2009, 17:37
This year, let's make Jeph hate this forum a little less, how about?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: tragic_pizza on 04 Jan 2009, 17:43
I'll get the electrodes, you bring the stuff for the lobotomies.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 04 Jan 2009, 17:50
there be only 1 way to make jeph stop hating the forums: hentai....I mean HanTai.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: plumbob78 on 04 Jan 2009, 18:22
But if we all go away, it won't be much of a forum, will it?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: masquerade on 04 Jan 2009, 20:06
I can understand him hating the nubs like the HanTai fanatics (or any other rabid character fan), because they're just boring and say the same thing over and over. What I don't get is whether he hates that there is criticism and discussion of the comic or not. That his writing spawns discussion should be a compliment, even if it is criticism... anyway. Yeah. Woo, new week.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: plumbob78 on 04 Jan 2009, 20:41
I don't think he necessarily hates criticsm. But in my short time here I have seen some really uninformed and non-constructive criticism. And a l,ot of stuff that is just plain bitching, too. I don't think anyone would like it if someone repeatedly shit on his/her life's work.

I'm really looking forward to this week. With the stips we saw at the end of last week I think there's real possibility for further character development, esp. by Faye and Sven. Of course I'd be just as happy with PintSize and Winslow antics
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: psion on 04 Jan 2009, 21:02
What I think it is is something that I couldn't stand much myself.  The whole thing with Penny's views on religion made me want to shoot myself as well.  But I'm not going to get into why that bothered me so much.  I also agree that it might be the people who keep posting stupid crap that goes along the lines of, "We want teh boobies.  Hanners is teh hotnes Dora is 2 Faye is such a bitch  BOOBIES!"  Don't those people know that this comic is actually more than just a place for people to look at pretty drawings?  Jeph is a really good writer and artist, and there are those who come on to these forums and debase it like that.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: CleverConveyence on 04 Jan 2009, 21:27
Will laughed me a gang.

Faye coming out of nowhere at the end was the perfect punchline.

And I demand a design based on Penelope's t-shirt be available in QC merch by February. D:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kaitco on 04 Jan 2009, 21:33
Comic 1310 feels a bit like a jump the shark moment if this is how Jeph is planning to end the Wil/Penelope thing, but I liked it nonetheless. Panel 4 was especially amusing. Wil is painfully over-dramatic and, ironically, has Penelope so caught up into what he is saying and doing that if he actually stayed and showed that kind of...I don't know ability earlier, he would not have thought he did not deserve her. All in all, it did what the strip was supposed to do: make me laugh. Wil's Easy Rider look in Panel 5 is truly comical given what he just said in Panel 4 (Something in Ohio  :laugh:) and Faye's line at the end is killer. What the ass, indeed!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: the_shankmaster on 04 Jan 2009, 21:37
I want that shirt!

I like the Wil Penelope thing.  I'm hoping it's a temporary fix and that we'll see more of them after the time skip, but for now it works nicely.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: akronnick on 04 Jan 2009, 21:39
This comic has taken a turn for the surreal.....


And there's lots to do in Ohio, there's um, there's...

Well at least it's not Delaware
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ysth on 04 Jan 2009, 21:40
HELMET!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: DinosGoLauRAWR on 04 Jan 2009, 21:46
Penelope's shirt makes me girlgasm I want it so bad. SO BAD
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: sieckanddestroy on 04 Jan 2009, 22:10
His arm healed fast.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: plumbob78 on 04 Jan 2009, 22:12
Unless we've had  a big time jump and she's been giving him the cold shoulder for a looong time. But whatever. Artistic license for story's sake, eh?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 04 Jan 2009, 22:27
Perhaps I'm stating the obvious, but Jeph's recent Twitters give me the feeling that disbelief was suspended a bit for today's comic, as he's only using it to tie up the arc so he can jump ahead a little ways. I do feel that it's a tad blatantly surreal by QC standards (he has subtle surreality down pat), but this is excused due to the circumstances.

Also, I do wish that something could be done to engender a bit more goodwill towards the WCT from the man we all respect. But perhaps part of it stems from the fact that this comic is fairly all-encompassing in Jeph's life already, and so he really doesn't care to spend more time inanely discussing the minutiae of it.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: QuarterFire on 04 Jan 2009, 22:27
lmfao. Best comic since... the one like two weeks ago that made me laugh this hard. Jeph's writing is getting better and better.

Also, if you guys stop pestering him for *Hantai*, he might do what he did to Steve.
Or Sara. Or Ellen.
Wherever she disappeared to.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: sieckanddestroy on 04 Jan 2009, 22:32
Also, I do wish that something could be done to engender a bit more goodwill towards the WCT from the man we all respect. But perhaps part of it stems from the fact that this comic is fairly all-encompassing in Jeph's life already, and so he really doesn't care to spend more time inanely discussing the minutiae of it.
I kind of wish he didn't give out so much info on the twitters, considering I never check them and reading the comic should be enough >_>
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: psion on 04 Jan 2009, 22:40
Is anybody else thinking that it IS important that we find out how Wil got the motorcycle?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: fifthfiend on 04 Jan 2009, 22:44
Re: comic

FUCK YES.

That is all.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Vhaeraun on 04 Jan 2009, 23:04
I honestly don't expect him to get far; with the way his luck is going, he'll end up in the hospital...again.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirFozzie on 04 Jan 2009, 23:14
I think I need to steal a Marten line here.

What the Hell Ass Balls?????

That's... Yeah.. That's.. (well that's freakin funny ;))
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 04 Jan 2009, 23:51
There's things to do in Ohio... umm... like... um... shit. There's not things to do in Ohio. :lol:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Heranje on 05 Jan 2009, 00:04
Wil is awesome.

Like, insanely so.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: TheReaper on 05 Jan 2009, 00:26
Fuck you, Jaques! I nearly choked to death from a combination of laughing really hard and inhaling tea through my nasal passages.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: NeverQuiteGoth on 05 Jan 2009, 00:32
There's things to do in Ohio... umm... like... um... shit. There's not things to do in Ohio. :lol:

There's that big blue rollercoaster in Sandusky...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Thaes on 05 Jan 2009, 01:12
Holy sweet lord Ravenhurst! If there's a better way to start a week, then I simply don't have skills needed to even imagine it!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: snubnose on 05 Jan 2009, 01:13
Whow, Wil is really not living in reality, is he ? :laugh:

Probably Penelope is exactly the right girl for him.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Vhaeraun on 05 Jan 2009, 01:16
Opposites attract; Wil is the hopeless romantic/optimist, Penny is the brutal realist.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Scientivore on 05 Jan 2009, 01:19
Is anybody else thinking that it IS important that we find out how Wil got the motorcycle?

No, that's just you.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: sitnspin on 05 Jan 2009, 01:28
Tip #1:  Always leave her wanting more. :)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Heavyoak on 05 Jan 2009, 01:31
Protip: the motorcycle explodes.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SuperSUGA on 05 Jan 2009, 02:16
Well, when I see Jeph wants to wrap up the Penelope/Will storyline I didn't imagine him doing it in one strip. I'm most looking forward to the highlights montage of his journey that we're going to get in about 200 strips' time.

On the plus side I'm hoping this is a much needed trimming down of the cast that's getting focus.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: snubnose on 05 Jan 2009, 02:36
Focus ? Focus ? FOCUS ???

QC never had any focus.

Ok, sometimes it had ... but never for long.

And I dont think thats the last we've seen of Wil/Penelope.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Manix on 05 Jan 2009, 02:42
Hey!!!! Just what is wrong with Ohio!?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: akronnick on 05 Jan 2009, 02:51

There's that big blue rollercoaster in Sandusky...

Except that it's winter now, and Cedar Point doesn't open until May.

(Also, since I worked at that park for six years, coasters don't really do it for me anymore.)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ecstaticjoy on 05 Jan 2009, 02:54
burrrrrn on twilight
burrrrrn on ohio

lol, hilarious comic today. i loved it!










p.s. ok, ok, so i admit i read and loved all of twilight. but have you seen the movie? ugh.
p.p.s yes i know books are always better than the movies. this movie was exceptionally bad.

p.p.p.s. ohio has spit out some really cool people. i almost wanted to move there, then i realized it might only be the ones who moved to the bay area that are cool.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Jeff7 on 05 Jan 2009, 03:10
A trip? Where?

Anywhere. Everywhere! Helm, set course, directly ahead. Warp 10. Engage.




What the ass indeed.

Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SuperSUGA on 05 Jan 2009, 03:15
Focus ? Focus ? FOCUS ???

QC never had any focus.

Ok, sometimes it had ... but never for long.
For a long time the focus was on Marten and Faye with Steve and Dora as the main secondary characters. I'm in no way saying I want things to go back to that I just find such a large cast of characters grabbing for the spotlight a bit less effective. It does feel like lately we've shifted back to focusing on Marten and Faye more, though, with Dora and Sven at their sides, which is a step in the right direction. I'm optimistic for the new year of QC!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Freya on 05 Jan 2009, 03:55
Loved this comic, hilarious.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: blanktom on 05 Jan 2009, 04:53
Very rarely post round these here parts, but Jeff, if you be reading this, great use of perspective in the 3rd panel!! o/
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 05 Jan 2009, 05:06
lol, HanTai and other couplings are merely a running joke in the forums. People who take it seriously enough to get offended really have to ask themselves some questions. Or Go on a road trip.


Question is, where the hell is Will going to get cash for gas on his road trip? Must have a scrunters fund.


But I love the sheer preposterousness of the situation. its a parody on all of those road trip flicks.

^_^
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: snubnose on 05 Jan 2009, 05:11
For a long time the focus was on Marten and Faye with Steve and Dora as the main secondary characters. I'm in no way saying I want things to go back to that I just find such a large cast of characters grabbing for the spotlight a bit less effective. It does feel like lately we've shifted back to focusing on Marten and Faye more, though, with Dora and Sven at their sides, which is a step in the right direction. I'm optimistic for the new year of QC!
Well if you define focus that broadly, OK.

In that case, QC always focussed on the setting it has, which mostly equals reallife with some crucial differences, such as droids with a personality.

But QC was always a story that contained many subplots and weird interruptions etc, which hardly really focussed on anything consistently.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: JReynolds on 05 Jan 2009, 06:14
The message on Penelope's t-shirt is good. Red on blue doesn't work though-- hard to read from any distance.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 05 Jan 2009, 06:20
lol, its the ultimate "attention grabber". hurr hurr. lol

with all the wackyness that went on one of 2 things could happen:
1) Martin turns into a superhero; Martin De Sade
or
2) One of either Dora or Faye's exes show up and many hijinks ensue.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bicostp on 05 Jan 2009, 06:31
We've seen less than a week of comic-time. Damn Wil's arm healed fast. (Or maybe there's a few big gaps in the timeline that aren't shown. Maybe there have been some advances in medical technology in the comic world. Or maybe it's all just a dream sequence anyway. Who knows.)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Morgil on 05 Jan 2009, 07:23
Besides laughing my ass off, I thought that this strip could serve as a reintroduction of VespAvenger. You know, Wil as the VespAvenger in cool.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 05 Jan 2009, 07:29
There's that big blue rollercoaster in Sandusky...

I'm glad you said blue.

If you had said red, I think I'd have to hit you. (The big red one... sure, it's fast, but you wait 2 hours in line (note: it's been a couple years since I've last been to Cedar Point) for 17 seconds.

I've been on it exactly once, and I was like, "that's all? Srsly?"

Then I went and rode Gemini a bunch of times, and had 11tybn times more fun. :lol:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: pwhodges on 05 Jan 2009, 07:47
We've seen less than a week of comic-time.

Or maybe more - Jeph talked of a change of season a day or two ago.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mr. Skawronska on 05 Jan 2009, 08:36
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I honestly don't expect him to get far; with the way his luck is going, he'll end up in the hospital...again.

That was my overwhelming feeling reading the strip.

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Hey!!!! Just what is wrong with Ohio!?

Oh...I'm sure there's an annotated database somewhere.

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p.p.p.s. ohio has spit out some really cool people. i almost wanted to move there, then i realized it might only be the ones who moved to the bay area that are cool.

I know they have. My buddy and classmate is from Ohio...and when he first moved out here, he said it was like being released from prison.

I thought he was being ironically hyperbolic.

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But QC was always a story that contained many subplots and weird interruptions etc, which hardly really focussed on anything consistently.

Kind of like life as seen through many of our eyes, including mine.



All in all, I liked this comic.  QC hasn't actually made me laugh out loud in quite some time -- it's been more like a soap opera, where I "tune in" just to see how my characters are doing.

I figured long gone were the days of some of the funniest, most quotable lines I'd ever seen in a webcomic, like:

"God, you're to humor what Helen Keller would be to Competitive Paintball!"

and:

"What ELSE have I failed to notice today?  Are my PANTS on BACKWARDS?  Am I ON FIRE?  DID I KILL A GUY EARLIER??"

And of course, who can forget:

"To the mall!  Where I shall Burn and Pillage!  And Also Try On Shoes!"

THOSE lines made me laugh.  To be honest, I wasn't really looking at the art at that point;  I was in it for the popping dialogue.

Somewhere along the way, the snarky gave way to the absurd, and some of it was funny, and some of it I could relate to, but none of it was really...you know, me sitting here going "S*@$ that's funny!"

Until today.

Today I got a taste of why I started reading QC.

Jump the shark?  So what?  I don't care, as long as it's funny, in the biting, sarcastic, Faye-laden, cynical way.

Sure, I despise Faye, but I also enjoy her wit.  There are real people in this world I feel the same way about.

And the send-up of both Twilight and Ohio is especially funny.  Luckily, the comic stands on its own without the topical background, which just makes it funnier (I didn't catch the twilight reference becuase I stopped watching teen angsty vampire movies when I turned 18...and I think the one of my generation was "The Lost Boys")

But I could be wrong.  The memory fades as you get old.

Bottom line:  I like this flavor of QC.  I humbly ask it to continue.

As long as Faye continues to get bitch-slapped every once in a while...cuz she just deserves it.

("And another one for Jenny and the Wimp" -- Last Will and Temperament, The Frantics)

S
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Border Reiver on 05 Jan 2009, 09:03
Anyone else think that Faye's comment just really summed it all up?

About the only place in Ohio that could stimulate Wil's creativity would be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - he could bask in the reflected glory
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: LizziL on 05 Jan 2009, 09:07
p.s. ok, ok, so i admit i read and loved all of twilight. but have you seen the movie? ugh.
p.p.s yes i know books are always better than the movies. this movie was exceptionally bad.

This is a little bit off topic, but I have never laughed so hard in a movie.
It was all kinds of bad.
My sides hurt as I left the theatre, and all the angsty ten-year-olds were glaring at me.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: HeadwoŁnd on 05 Jan 2009, 09:13
Or Ellen.
Wherever she disappeared to.
Velociraptor.

This comic has so many punchlines that it's ridiculous. Which might be the point. My favourite know, just everything fits perfectly*. You can really see how much fun Jeph had with this one. Have more fun with your comic, you hear? ;O
I'd sum up Penelope's look in panel 3 with IMIGHTFAINTBUTWTF.

* But that kind of motor cycle making the sound of a Roomba? Come on.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Exar_Kun on 05 Jan 2009, 09:26
Yeah I sense a new signature phrase in the last panel, it will be as popular are the coveted "What the Hell Ass Balls?" phrase.  Man, I laughed like a maniac by the end of this one.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: IKantSpell on 05 Jan 2009, 09:43
Yeah, I would have enjoyed this more if I didn't know from reading Jeph's tweets that he was desperate to somehow "wrap up" their storyline, and this is what he came up with.  Don't get me wrong, this strip is fantastic and fitting, and Faye at the end is perfect.  I guess I just need to stop reading his tweets.

And I think it's really just a matter of time before he deletes these forums.  I for one think that's a fantastic idea.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: HappyGrar on 05 Jan 2009, 10:08
We've seen less than a week of comic-time. Damn Wil's arm healed fast.

Call me a tard for looking this closely, but if you look under his sleeve in panels 4 and 5 you can see what might be a cast. Note that it's only on that arm. That aside, he doesn't really seem the type to be dissuaded from his grandiose plans by a little thing like a broken arm. :lol:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SleeperCylon on 05 Jan 2009, 11:54
I knew it.  Penelope wants so bad for that kind of poetic relationship she'll will herself into cognitive dissonance to believe she has one!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: MamiyaOtaru on 05 Jan 2009, 12:07
There are no redwoods in Washington (aside from a few in southern Oregon, all are in California).

It's Wil's mistake though, not Jeph's I'm sure.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ThePrettyMonster on 05 Jan 2009, 12:26
The sensitive, poetic type who has a newly found grunge, feelance attitude? Sounds like the perfect man, hahaha. This comic was one of the funniest in a really long time. What the ass? hahaha
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ThePrettyMonster on 05 Jan 2009, 12:28
Also, Im reading this as I sit in my photography class, the kid sitting next to me thinks Im crazy for laughing so hysterically
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 05 Jan 2009, 12:38
There are no redwoods in Washington (aside from a few in southern Oregon, all are in California).

It's Wil's mistake though, not Jeph's I'm sure.

lol, or both. It could just Wil trying to sound really poetic.

Pen's expression is really priceless in the last 2 panels.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Dagdason on 05 Jan 2009, 12:51
"What

The

Ass"

What made it worse is that the song Zero from Ace Combat Zero started playing on my playlist while I was reading this comic, and reading his dialogue while listening made the hair on the top-right-back side of my head stand on end for some reason.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: La on 05 Jan 2009, 13:23
I love how people post on the forums to agree with Jeph that the forums should be deleted. That said, this is one of two forums I frequent and the other one has a much friendlier environment, so maybe that's what he hates about it, the fact that everyone jumps down everyone else's throats. So maybe instead of Jeph deleting the forums, we could all try, myself included, not to be such douchey snarkbags.

I think it will be interesting to have a "jump forward" in time but the problem with that becomes people like me, who do not believe in the whole "QC has only been going for 42 days I can prove it by going strip by strip" and just believe that the story has been progressing naturally, probably not the same amount of time the strip has been going, but suspending my disbelief so that I don't think Hannelore's birthday and the Faye/Sven hookup, which happened almost a year ago in real time, has only been two weeks ago in strip time. With Jeph emphasizing a fast forward, it takes that suspension of disbelief away, for me anyway, so I can't judge how much time has passed up until now. Normally, this wouldn't be a problem, but for me, the nature of the relationships developed in QC also have a time element -- I think it's important to know 1) the amount of time that passed between strip 1 and strip 500, and 2) the amount of time since Dora and Marten got together, at the very least (I choose those milestones because I think it lets all of the other storylines/relationships/friendships fall into place). I've kinda rambled on here and lost my point, but I think I'm going to wrap up and leave anyway since it's all getting just too tl;dr for me.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: akronnick on 05 Jan 2009, 13:59

I'm glad you said blue.

If you had said red, I think I'd have to hit you. (The big red one... sure, it's fast, but you wait 2 hours in line (note: it's been a couple years since I've last been to Cedar Point) for 17 seconds.

I've been on it exactly once, and I was like, "that's all? Srsly?"

Then I went and rode Gemini a bunch of times, and had 11tybn times more fun. :lol:

I'm partial to the Green one myself, and also the little blue one that people always forget about.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Fenriswolf on 05 Jan 2009, 15:46
I love how people post on the forums to agree with Jeph that the forums should be deleted.
Yes I'm pretty much like "if you want them to go don't post your pointless bullshit, we don't need it." How's that for douchy snarking? lol

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That said, this is one of two forums I frequent and the other one has a much friendlier environment, so maybe that's what he hates about it, the fact that everyone jumps down everyone else's throats. So maybe instead of Jeph deleting the forums, we could all try, myself included, not to be such douchey snarkbags.
Well I'm a member of 6 forums (only active on 2 1/2, the 1/2 being here) and I can tell you it's not that bad. Have you been to I Like Hurr? Everyone knows each other so it can be a bit cliquey but not to the point of being completely off-putting like a fucking fish forum I belong to. As for bitchiness I was a member of a martial arts forum whose members pride themselves on being smartarses and didn't stick around because I felt it crossed the line into being completely pointless - a line I think hasn't really been crossed here.

My totally needed 2c.  :-D
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Spike on 05 Jan 2009, 16:30
I think he'll make it past the city limits, and then decide that it was a bad idea.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 05 Jan 2009, 16:44
I'm partial to the Green one myself, and also the little blue one that people always forget about.

I don't mind the green one... I actually don't think I've ever ridden the little blue one if it's the one I'm thinking of.

I freakin hate the yellow, red, and purple one. And I think every other guy on these forums who's ridden it can agree with me. Especially when it's some chick doing the car loading, because then they jam the seats up hard when they strap you in, not realizing the anatomical issues with doing that.

And, myself, I'm partial to the brown one that's in two parts, and the red one, partially because there's never any lines for them, and partially because they're still tons of fun. ;)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: chrisa1 on 05 Jan 2009, 17:14
I love how people post on the forums to agree with Jeph that the forums should be deleted. That said, this is one of two forums I frequent and the other one has a much friendlier environment, so maybe that's what he hates about it, the fact that everyone jumps down everyone else's throats. So maybe instead of Jeph deleting the forums, we could all try, myself included, not to be such douchey snarkbags.

"...douchey snarkbags...?"

What is a snarkbag - wait, I get it, it's a bag of snarks! (?!?!?!)

(Hey, my posting status is now "Emoticontraindication" - only an order of magnitude of postings to go before I get to "Cthulhu"...)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: stale on 05 Jan 2009, 17:20
I bet Hanners is a closet "Twilight" fan.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: masquerade on 05 Jan 2009, 17:23
Cedar Point is about all Ohio has going for it. Ohh, memories of a vacation-found first love... Look, growing up for about five years in Michigan sucks equally. Thank God the rest of my life was spent in Atlanta to even me out... Although I'm back here now because... Well, really, I'm not even sure why. SIGH.

ANYWAY, I laughed aloud at the end of this comic. I agree that it would have been better if I hadn't known that Jeph was furrowing his brow for some way to get rid of the Wil/Penny story arc, but nonetheless, it's hilarious and very fitting. Penny shouting out that she'd wait for him had me cracking up because "Leader of the Pack" started playing in my head.

As to the poster who loves Twilight, please hush. Those books are horrible. HORRIBLE.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: fifthfiend on 05 Jan 2009, 17:54
I love how people post on the forums to agree with Jeph that the forums should be deleted. That said, this is one of two forums I frequent and the other one has a much friendlier environment, so maybe that's what he hates about it, the fact that everyone jumps down everyone else's throats. So maybe instead of Jeph deleting the forums, we could all try, myself included, not to be such douchey snarkbags.

I enjoy the other webcomic forum I visit because the author seems to actively encourage hatred of his wretchedly awful comic.

As for bitchiness I was a member of a martial arts forum whose members pride themselves on being smartarses and didn't stick around because I felt it crossed the line into being completely pointless - a line I think hasn't really been crossed here.

Wow, that sounds like it would be the world's champion in people trying to win arguments by telling you how totally bad they could kick your ass in real life.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: plumbob78 on 05 Jan 2009, 17:56
out of curiosity, which comic is this?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: satsugaikaze on 05 Jan 2009, 18:34
This current strip has been the fun-nest strip i've read for a while =)

GJ Jeph.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: lisavilisa on 05 Jan 2009, 20:20
the bitchiest comic forum I've ever been to is the livejournal for Dominic Deegan.
He took the link off his site, but you can find it on google.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Norton Quintessential on 05 Jan 2009, 21:40
To be perfectly honest, it pisses me off the way he writes characters out of the strip. There's no real grace, no real method, it's just "OH LOL NOW THEY'RE GONE!!1!"

Honestly, the only character I can think of that left QC with any sense of closure was Steve's old girlfriend.

Sorry to bitch, but just saying my opinion.   :|
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mirandamouse on 05 Jan 2009, 21:54

I'm glad you said blue.

If you had said red, I think I'd have to hit you. (The big red one... sure, it's fast, but you wait 2 hours in line (note: it's been a couple years since I've last been to Cedar Point) for 17 seconds.

I've been on it exactly once, and I was like, "that's all? Srsly?"

Then I went and rode Gemini a bunch of times, and had 11tybn times more fun. :lol:

I'm partial to the Green one myself, and also the little blue one that people always forget about.

I personally like the blue tower more,
but really, the Power Tower pails in comparison to the Millennium Force. The last time I was there, I rode it at 11 oclock at night, even though the park closed at 9. The line took that long, so anyone that was in line, was allowed to go.
Seriously, middle of the night is the best way to go. ^_^

Top Thrill Dragster's good too, but it's too short. :/
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kaitco on 05 Jan 2009, 22:08
Top Thrill Dragster's good too, but it's too short. :/
We waited in line 4 hours one day to ride it the summer it opened because it kept breaking down. We became friends with all the people around us and hung out for the rest of the day. :) It has been a while since I have been to Cedar Point, so I am completely out of the green one (Mantis?)/purple one (Millennium Force?) stuff,  but The Magnum will always hold a special place in my heart. Honestly, it is still loads better than half the newer rides there; never get tired of it.

Cedar Point is about all Ohio has going for it.
Hey now! We have lots going for us. No one else has the Buckeyes. We now have three BCS losses in a row to our name. That takes talent.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mirandamouse on 05 Jan 2009, 22:26
We waited in line 4 hours one day to ride it the summer it opened because it kept breaking down. We became friends with all the people around us and hung out for the rest of the day. :) It has been a while since I have been to Cedar Point, so I am completely out of the green one (Mantis?)/purple one (Millennium Force?) stuff,  but The Magnum will always hold a special place in my heart. Honestly, it is still loads better than half the newer rides there; never get tired of it.
Well, honestly, I just love everything at Cedar Point. It's my favorite amusement park, ever.
Millennium Force = Blue. Green one is the Mantis though.
I like the newish one, the Maverick. It's pretty cool.
One that I like is the Iron Dragon. It's not very exciting, but it's the first ride I ever rode there, and there wasn't a line that day. I love it, just for its firsttimewonder.
Ooh, I like the wicked twister, it's fun.
And I like the skyhawk, and all the classic rides, like, the wooden ones and the not rollercoasters, just barely thrill ride originals.
And MaxAir.

Aw dammit, I just like everything.
Except the Disaster Transport. That one sucks.

ASDFGHJKL; Even though I have more on the Cedar Point subject, I'll stop.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: psion on 05 Jan 2009, 22:28
To be perfectly honest, it pisses me off the way he writes characters out of the strip. There's no real grace, no real method, it's just "OH LOL NOW THEY'RE GONE!!1!"

Honestly, the only character I can think of that left QC with any sense of closure was Steve's old girlfriend.

Sorry to bitch, but just saying my opinion.   :|

Atleast he isn't writting Wil out the same way Steve left us.  He prolly is dead in his apartment from over-drinking or something like that.  Still kinda miss Steve. 
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: MrSteevo on 05 Jan 2009, 22:39
Umm... For all you people confused why Jeph hates this forum, just look at the Thanksgiving comic.
It's not criticisms, or bitching that he dislikes. It's all the people up in the WCT talking about how they love the characters.
Which are a creation of his mind, so in some creepy way, you love him. Now do you understand the freakiness?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: the_shankmaster on 05 Jan 2009, 22:49
How is that freaky?  I write, and I'm thrilled when people love my characters.  It means they're real to people.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: psion on 05 Jan 2009, 22:58
I want more people to love my characters.  It would make me feel ALOT better about writing the damn blog to flesh them out.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kaitco on 05 Jan 2009, 23:01
How is that freaky?  I write, and I'm thrilled when people love my characters.  It means they're real to people.
I agree. I love it when people talk about my characters because it means that I have written them well and they are something other than just little figures in my imagination.

Shameless self-promotion: Flight, an SVU novel (http://svu.doriennesmith.com/flight/).
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 05 Jan 2009, 23:05
I don't think it's the character adoration that gets to him. I think it's when it gets creepy; i.e. shipping, and various "i wanna see x character naked" posts.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 05 Jan 2009, 23:18
Green one is Raptor, not Mantis.

The red/yellow/purple one is Mantis. I hate that coaster. Having your manly bits smashed whenever the coaster experiences positive vertical Gs just isn't fun. :x

I've not been there in a few years, so... I've not ridden Maverick.

Iron Dragon is great for when you've got friends in line for the Dragster, and need to see how much progress they're making (so you know whether to ditch them or not,) because there's almost no line for it, so you can ride frequently, and spy the Dragster line easily. ;)

Disaster Transport... is the only coaster that has resulted in me upchucking. In my defense... I had JUST eaten a ridiculous hamburger, and I had no visual points of reference. :P
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 05 Jan 2009, 23:24
Just a note, has anyone else noticed that Marten's Twitter is now following someone called Dart? I'm not up on a lot of the other artists Jeph pals around with so I don't know if it's anyone in particular. But it seems to be a real person (fairly easy to tell it's not a character anyway), and I can't really find a reason for Marten to be following him...

Sorry to interrupt the coaster discussion. I had some friends break my fear of roller coasters at Six Flags in SoCal this past summer, so this discussion is mouth-watering territory for me  :laugh:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: twilightneko on 05 Jan 2009, 23:36
OMG Dora's hair is frickin' Awesome! Dead sexy.
LOL @ the "yellow snow chai"
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: cwoolard on 05 Jan 2009, 23:38

That's not Ohio. Ohio doesn't have mountains.

Just sayin'.

Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: RefD on 05 Jan 2009, 23:39
Dora's hair = hotness
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: snubnose on 05 Jan 2009, 23:41
So she's doing natural haircolor now ?

At least partly.

Cant see no end of the story Wil/Pen :-)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Tybalt on 05 Jan 2009, 23:43
Well Dora's hair is changed but on a whole nothing much happened.  Faye and Pen are still pretty much the same.

I guess when Jeph says nothing much is happening, it's true.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Dagdason on 05 Jan 2009, 23:43
Dora's hair = hotness

Second.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kaitco on 05 Jan 2009, 23:47
Butcher is full of WIN! The head staples, the maniacal look in his eyes, the tear drop tattoos. Just fantastic!

I love the look in Penelope's eyes. She is just smitten now whereas she was previously just mildly amused by Wil.

I will be first to say that I think Dora's hair looks a little scraggly, but I know I am not very receptive of drastic change. It took me a while to get accustomed to Raven's pink hair, so I am sure this will grow on me too. That said, now that Dora has had a hair change, I expect Raven to have a major one too as we cannot have two characters with the multi-colour thing going. Maybe Dora will get any even cuter do and go all natural?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wings-on-water on 05 Jan 2009, 23:47
Ahaha, I was prepared for a total wankstorm when I came here re: Dora's hair or change of season or something, but a) I seem to be near the beginning of people's reactions and b) nobody seems to mind so far.

I love Dora's new hair! I think it looks gorgeous and makes her look so much more feminine/less like Marten. That's a fair few months' worth of hair growth, too. Also, the guy picking his teeth with the knife is hilarious looking. I love the eyebrow.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Vhaeraun on 05 Jan 2009, 23:48
I do agree on the hair thing, after having two different hair colors myself for a while.  Seeing dora as blond'll feel a bit wierd for a few strips, but I like it.

Though, my favorite dora hairstyle has to be that fauxhawk in that one strip.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: HappyGrar on 05 Jan 2009, 23:48
I dunno, I think three blonde main characters will get a little annoying after a bit.

...unless...

HANNERS DYED HER HAIR OH NOES  :-o
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 05 Jan 2009, 23:50
Just... wow. Everything about this comic makes me feel... happy. It's a drastic change, I love Dora's hair, I love the smitten look in Penelope's eyes, and most of all I love the potential of what Jeph can do with this opportunity for the long-term plot.

This is why I hate reading the comic at night. Now I have to wait all the way to day-after-tomorrow to see the next strip. Gah!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: akronnick on 05 Jan 2009, 23:51

That's not Ohio. Ohio doesn't have mountains.

Just sayin'.



You are correct sir, but as this thread as already established the only thing worth doing in Ohio is Cedar Point, and it's closed during the Winter.

The only 'something' that Wil probably did in Ohio was take a leak in a rest stop on the Ohio Turnpike and keep right on going.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Masterbainter on 05 Jan 2009, 23:51
Dora's hair = hotness

Third, and I have a friend who's hair is exactly like this and it is really hot.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: MegaRon on 05 Jan 2009, 23:52
Not fond of Dora's new hair, but I'll get used to it. Rest of the comic was pretty good.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: akronnick on 05 Jan 2009, 23:54
Dora's Hair == RoxxoRs
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: RaptorShadow on 05 Jan 2009, 23:55
Am I the only one who thinks Jeph should make a miniseries about Wil's journeys?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Vhaeraun on 05 Jan 2009, 23:56
If all of wil's 'friends' are as colorful, that'd be so awesome.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Casmin on 06 Jan 2009, 00:02
WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SHIT
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Fhqwhgads on 06 Jan 2009, 00:04
aw man I have been waiting for like, a couple *years* for Dora to finally let her hair go blonde. AWESOME
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Tybalt on 06 Jan 2009, 00:05
We should really get a poll to stop all the "HIAR IS (NOT) TEH SEXKS" posts.

HEY

HEY HEAR THAT MODS

A PRACTICAL USE FOR POLLS.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: BigSol81 on 06 Jan 2009, 00:06
Glad I'm not the only one that thinks Dora's new hair is hot!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: haikupoet on 06 Jan 2009, 00:08
Whoa. Two-tone Dora is totally badass. Hope Marten likes it...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bamf_girl143 on 06 Jan 2009, 00:19
I love how no one has any reaction to Dora's drastic hair change, hah. (At least, yet?)

Oh man, it would be excellent if Marten freaked out on Dora about it in kind, the way she did however many strips ago. "OMG WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME YOU WERE GOING TO CHANGE YOUR HAIR?!?!?!1"

Penny seems to be enjoying Will more from a distance than up close, hah.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Xcarissa on 06 Jan 2009, 00:21
I'm pretty sure everyone in QC-land has noticed Dora's hair growth, as it was a slow process stretching out over several weeks, and everyone's had time to get used to it.

The closest it's gonna get to seeing Marten's reaction to Dora's hair is for someone to bring it up. "Hur hur remember that time I grew out my hair and Marten kept reminding me to re-dye my roots and I kept saying no?"
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SciWed on 06 Jan 2009, 00:31
Of the previous three posters, only one seems to have a sense of time.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: TheoGB on 06 Jan 2009, 00:34
Is this the biggest leap of time in QC ever? Or certainly since the early early days? You've got to assume there's at least two days or more like a week that's gone by, yeah? I remember someone once worked out the entire chronology (more or less) about a year or two ago!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Exar_Kun on 06 Jan 2009, 00:34
Holy Jesus Balls! I never figured that Dora with blondish-black hair would be that... uhh... refreshing!  I really like it for what its worth.

EDIT: For Dora's hair to grow out that long, I would say the leap of time would have to be at least a month (unless she has some kinda freaky gene that made her hair grow super fast). Now all we have to do is wait until Dora decides that she will break the Guiness World Record for hair length.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Xcarissa on 06 Jan 2009, 00:49
Yeah, it's been no less than 3 weeks tops, for her blonde hair to grow to ear-length. We've also seen way bigger jumps than 2 days in QC. I like to guess that whenever there's a jump between two days with no obvious evidence that it's only the next day, it's been a week. Hannelore's hair after she cut it was a good indicator of that theory.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bnt on 06 Jan 2009, 01:13
Well, it's now winter, and it wasn't in the previous comic, so I'm seeing that as a literary device. "The season has changed", and that tells us roughly how much time has passed. Also, there's been some hideous environmental catastrophe, so we now have peroxide rain, but Dora keeps forgetting to wear her safety gear.  :|
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: steveh11 on 06 Jan 2009, 01:14
I love Dora's new (old? original? just longer, I guess!) hair, but what got me was Penny's face as she was reading Wil's letter.  Superbly drawn, kudos to Jeph.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SuperSUGA on 06 Jan 2009, 02:09
This was a good one, I think, or at least it bodes well for the future.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Alphalpha on 06 Jan 2009, 02:20
Am I the only one who thinks Jeph should make a miniseries about Wil's journeys?
That would be SO AWESOME!

I freaked out on first seeing Dora's new hair because I thought she'd dyed it, but then I remembered she was blonde originally and it's just grown out and I calmed down  :-)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Thaes on 06 Jan 2009, 02:32
Wow. When I read the second panel, my first thought was "Who's the chick talking to Faye, and how does she know her?" It was only a few seconds after when I realized that she's Dora...

That said, Dora's new hair is awesome! I think it suits her better than her competely dyed hair!

Also, I wonder how cold it is around there...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: djcuddlefish on 06 Jan 2009, 02:32
dora's hair is ROKKIN my SOKKIN to DOKKEN.

wil is going to be just EATEN ALIVE by those guys once they realize he's a total pansywimp. that'll be a story arc to cover!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Tago Mago on 06 Jan 2009, 02:59
This is SO Battlestar Galactica season 2 episode 19.  :-o
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Dokph on 06 Jan 2009, 03:00
Whoot! I've been waiting to see Dora as a blonde ever since I found out her true haircolor! That is awesome! And I have a theory Wil is going to turn into agent Bearclaw by the end of this. Whatever. Awesome.

Edit: And also, timeskip!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: sieckanddestroy on 06 Jan 2009, 03:18
Yeah, it's been no less than 3 weeks tops
o_O
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Dasota on 06 Jan 2009, 03:36
I dyed my hair black on Halloween.. I haven't dyed it since, I have maybe an inch of growth of new hair. It has been way longer than 3 weeks. more like 3 months, unless she does infact has a weird mutant gene that let's her grow her hair out super fast.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Vouk on 06 Jan 2009, 03:38
Holy fuck... this looks aweful! ><
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: TheReaper on 06 Jan 2009, 04:00
I am normally not a fan of blondes, but two-tone is fine.
And longish hair looks good on Dora.
...Poor...poor Wil.
And, I cut my hair really short about two weeks ago (like nearly shaved it,) and it's just now back to a fairly longish length (basically I can chew on the bangs.) So it's not unheard of, but a timeskip or extensions or something would be requi--IT'S A COMIC.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Dal on 06 Jan 2009, 04:08
1311 = Awesomeness included.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: JReynolds on 06 Jan 2009, 04:14
I do agree on the hair thing, after having two different hair colors myself for a while.  Seeing dora as blond'll feel a bit wierd for a few strips, but I like it.

I've had two different hair colours myself for a while-- brown and gray.

That's not Ohio. Ohio doesn't have mountains.

In our world, yes. In the QC-verse, who knows?

Or maybe Wil just has a lousy sense of direction (I knew I should have made that left turn at Albuquerque!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: TwistedRemedy on 06 Jan 2009, 04:31
Mmm, Dora hair. <3
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Jedit on 06 Jan 2009, 04:38
I dyed my hair black on Halloween.. I haven't dyed it since, I have maybe an inch of growth of new hair. It has been way longer than 3 weeks. more like 3 months, unless she does infact has a weird mutant gene that let's her grow her hair out super fast.

Human hair grows at a rate of one inch every 45-60 days (it grows slightly faster if you cut it, oddly).  While I'm not suggesting Jeph has been scientifically accurate, which would make the jump more like six months, it's definitely meant as an indicator of Long Time Passing.

Re: the closing of the forums thing.  The fastest way to turn an artistic project into shit is to shut out anyone who disagrees with you.  I don't believe Jeph would do that just because he doesn't like being told he's not perfect, but he might do it if he thought intelligent life was extinct here.  I've not been keeping up with forum politics and for the most part I really do not care, but if Jeph closes or personally abandons this forum because he's sick to death of 'shipping, whining and pedantry and QC proceeds to degenerate for lack of constructive criticism, it is your fault and not his.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 06 Jan 2009, 05:08
I think Jeph knows that opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.

Nor that i really think that he really cares. As long as it doesn't affect his drawing schedule of the handling of the merch. he not going to bother.


People been 'shipping for as long as the comic has been around and people who are tightly wound are having problems with it.


As for Dora's hair, because the timeline moved so quick (seeing as how Wil already sending seemingly far away postcards) it makes a bit of sense that dora hair growing out. She looks kinds hot actually with the blond. Question is....can CoD handle 2 blonds???? *highlander music plays*
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: HeadwoŁnd on 06 Jan 2009, 05:12
I found my internet startup niche: I'll blatantly steal every strip from now on and edit Dora's hair back into black, then publish it on my new site.

Hmm, "Back into Black" is an awesome title for this.
I'll be bought out by Google in no time!


Liked the comic. :3
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: snubnose on 06 Jan 2009, 05:20
Well, maybe its just a wig :-P
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: IKantSpell on 06 Jan 2009, 05:35
Back to the topic of "Why Jeph hates the forums".  Yes I know nobody actually wants to talk about this, but here I go anyway.

I think his main beef is with the various knee-jerk reaction criticisms such as WHAT THE SCROTUM HELL HAPPENED TO HER ASS BALLS HAIR?!?  Not exactly useful "criticism", and I don't blame him for thinking that it's not worth his hosting space to allow people to post garbage like that. 

Although we can also post super cool stuff like this here afro emoticon.   :mrgreen:   Yes.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: BryanP on 06 Jan 2009, 05:48
I'll have a nice steaming cup of hypothermia please.

So it's mid winter.  And her hair has grown out to it's natural blonde to a rather remarkable length.  And now I must resist the urge to google the average growth rate of human hair and use that as a guesstimate for the time change.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 06 Jan 2009, 05:48
wait, I still trying to figure out where Jeph said he hates the forums.

a post?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: the-artful-dodger-rodger on 06 Jan 2009, 05:59
this leap of time reminds of Heroes season two "4 months later".
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mr. Skawronska on 06 Jan 2009, 06:07
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Sorry to interrupt the coaster discussion. I had some friends break my fear of roller coasters at Six Flags in SoCal this past summer,

Colossus FTW!!

Revolution FTW!!

Gawd, I miss Six Flags Magic Mountain.

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Just... wow. Everything about this comic makes me feel... happy. It's a drastic change, I love Dora's hair, I love the smitten look in Penelope's eyes, and most of all I love the potential of what Jeph can do with this opportunity for the long-term plot.

That, and it starkly contrasts the lack of emotion in Faye's "relationship" with Sven, which is of course the part I like.

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Well, it's now winter, and it wasn't in the previous comic, so I'm seeing that as a literary device. "The season has changed", and that tells us roughly how much time has passed. Also, there's been some hideous environmental catastrophe, so we now have peroxide rain, but Dora keeps forgetting to wear her safety gear.

That was mildly funny.

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he's sick to death of 'shipping, whining and pedantry and QC proceeds to degenerate for lack of constructive criticism, it is your fault and not his.

Apparently I am unclear as to the reference of 'shipping.  I honestly thought it had something to do with book sales.  Anyone care to send me a PM and explain that with short words and diagrams?  I got the whining and pedantry part...I'm not totally illiterate...just not up on the jargon.



As far as today's comic...

...oh, I can see this ending badly for Wil.  I can see the stroke of evil genius in Jeph that, after a few of these "time-indicator" strips, postcards from Wil, they abruptly stop.

And leave us (and Pen) wondering just what the hell happened to him.

That would be a delightfully evil story arc, and one I think Jeph might enjoy writing, especially if it allows Faye to be snarky and insensitive at Penelope's misery and loss.

I'm kinda hoping that DOESN'T happen, but I won't be surprised if it does.

Either that, or Wil ends up in California and his last postcard is that he's found the love of his life:  A beach bunny who digs motorcycles in Venice and he's never coming back.

That would also be an evil, bittersweet ending.

I liked the strip today;  Didn't make me laugh, but then again, I don't think it was supposed to.

S
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: jimic79 on 06 Jan 2009, 06:22
I love how Wil got his new friends together for a picture.  And i def want a Fuck Eat Kill shirt...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Schmorgluck on 06 Jan 2009, 06:39
Heh, so it looks like Dora finally chose her way to get back to her natural color. She's good-looking right now (even awesome to me), yet I guess it must have been a bit weird at first, with only the roots being blond. But I wouldn't know that much, since I've never been into dye. I'm kinda curious : how does it work in real life? By wearing a hat for the first few weeks or something?

On a side note, am I the only one to find Dora's face in panel 4 slightly reminiscent of early Hannelore's?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Jepser on 06 Jan 2009, 07:32
Have been liking the last couple comics. More developments, less small talk!  :evil:
Also I can not understand why Dora did ever feel the urge to dye her hair black.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 06 Jan 2009, 07:46
Heh, so it looks like Dora finally chose her way to get back to her natural color. She's good-looking right now (even awesome to me), yet I guess it must have been a bit weird at first, with only the roots being blond. But I wouldn't know that much, since I've never been into dye. I'm kinda curious : how does it work in real life? By wearing a hat for the first few weeks or something?

On a side note, am I the only one to find Dora's face in panel 4 slightly reminiscent of early Hannelore's?

damn, she really does look like Hanners there.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: celticgeek on 06 Jan 2009, 08:09
I want to see how Faye's igloo looks, with her just sitting there drinking yellow snow chai, and dining on roast walrus.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: danjc2 on 06 Jan 2009, 08:13
having just looked back a bit, we havent actually seen Dora since before christmas. It's quite possible that those comics in between Marten's phone call to his mom and now covered a fair length of time on their own, considering they were fairly self-contained. So really, there could have been a good few months in there over several strips, not just that obvious gap.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: DorkRawk on 06 Jan 2009, 08:23
While aesthetically I prefer Dora's short black hair, I think that the grown out roots are a cool way to show the passage of time (and I'm sure it was fun to draw).  The shock to the audience contrasted with the lack of surprise from characters (due to it's natural growth over the unseen time) is a nice effect. 

I think this was the right way to advance the Will/Pen plot, rather than just moving on to another arch and coming back to this suddenly introduced road trip of a relatively minor character months (real time) later.  Kudos, Jeph, for your excellent synthesis of art and story. 
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Jepser on 06 Jan 2009, 08:27
I want to see how Faye's igloo looks, with her just sitting there drinking yellow snow chai, and dining on roast walrus.
Yellow snow chai does not sound like something you'd want to drink. o_O
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 06 Jan 2009, 08:35
Nice time-jump there.   Also like the change to the characters.    Thumbs up!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 06 Jan 2009, 08:48
lol, wonder how the rest of the QC universe reacted to the time shift?


Maybe Nat finally learned how to play a guitar. Ha! Fat chance of that happening.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bicostp on 06 Jan 2009, 09:15
I'm guessing the comic jumped 6-8 weeks. It's nice to see something other than summer weather for a change.

Also, I wonder how cold it is around there...

It's been in the 30s for a while now. A couple weeks ago we almost saw 60.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: lisavilisa on 06 Jan 2009, 09:36
So I'm out of the loop, when did Jeph say he might get rid of theforums?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 06 Jan 2009, 09:46
I don't think he will. In email reference in the newspost I think there are people who email him when they don't like changes.

The forums keep the interest in the comics alive. otherwise its becomes a dead experience like sinfest. I love sinfest, but interaction is none existent.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Shok Xone Studios on 06 Jan 2009, 09:48
LOST-style flash-forward! Season change! Hair change! Oh, the drama!

What's happened in between now and the last comic?
WHAT'S HAPPENED BETWEEN NOW AND THE LAST COMIIIIIIIIIIC!?!

*takes breath* That good? Not too over-the-top?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Thaes on 06 Jan 2009, 09:49

It's been in the 30s for a while now. A couple weeks ago we almost saw 60.

Hm, that'd be (*uses Google*) -15 degrees Celsius, the latter one. Nice. I like it when it's cold.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: BryanP on 06 Jan 2009, 10:00
I'm guessing the comic jumped 6-8 weeks. It's nice to see something other than summer weather for a change.

Damn. Now I have to look it up.   It looks like the average growth rate for human hair is about half an inch per month.  Here's the last comic with Dora (not counting the Christmas Cheesecake)

http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1302

And then todays:

http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1311

It's been rather more than 6-8 weeks.

Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Jedit on 06 Jan 2009, 11:22
Apparently I am unclear as to the reference of 'shipping.  I honestly thought it had something to do with book sales.  Anyone care to send me a PM and explain that with short words and diagrams? 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shipping (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shipping)

HTH, HAND.

@BryanP: Why did you need to look up the rate of hair growth?  I'd already supplied it in this thread.  (See also my comments there on actual passage of strip time.)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 06 Jan 2009, 11:23
In email reference in the newspost I think there are people who email him when they don't like changes.

He also made a joke on Twitter about nuking the WCT as his Christmas present to himself.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: QuarterFire on 06 Jan 2009, 11:34
Stop saying Dora dyed her hair...

She didn't.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: jasononline on 06 Jan 2009, 11:44
Stop saying Dora dyed her hair...

She didn't.

People are referring to her dying her hair black, which she did, since she is naturally a blond.  I haven't seen anyone say she dyed her hair blond other than the person who made the peroxide rain joke.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: BjornTheDim on 06 Jan 2009, 12:14
And here, all I can think is that Faye obviously has no idea how to deal with the cold.  Okay, so she's got the ugly hat with the earmuffs, a decent scarf, and she ruins it all with......... a hoodie.

Hah, hah, no.  The protection that those things give is just slightly above nil.


Can't help but love Butcher's teardrop tattoos, btw.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: QuarterFire on 06 Jan 2009, 12:15
I guess I was mistaken.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: philharmonic on 06 Jan 2009, 12:17
Not like my opinion matters but I honestly think it looks kinda hot. Dare i say Ashlee Simpson? oops too late urghh
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Heranje on 06 Jan 2009, 12:52
Dora's hair: awesome. (it looks cool! It'll be weird to see her completely blonde, though...)
Penny fawning over Wil: awesome. (so cuute!)
Time jump: awesome. (yay stuff will happen!)
Wil's "friends": awesome. (I love Butcher xD)
General comic verdict: Awesome!

But - Wil signs his letters "XOXO"? How unpoetic!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: imaginaryideals on 06 Jan 2009, 13:17
Hm, the only thing I would say is.. Dora seems like the kind of person who would dye her hair back to blond first rather than letting it grow out like that >< but then we wouldn't get to see jeph's awesome drawin skillz.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: redd1 on 06 Jan 2009, 14:45
was rather looking forward to seeing dora with long hair.......of course i had envisioned it looking a whole lot less shabooza's weavetasic emporium and more you know.....sexy and put together
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: BryanP on 06 Jan 2009, 14:54
@BryanP: Why did you need to look up the rate of hair growth?  I'd already supplied it in this thread.  (See also my comments there on actual passage of strip time.)

Because I missed your comment(s).  That sort of thing goes along with browsing while I'm trying to work.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: fangsanalsatan on 06 Jan 2009, 15:30
aaah, fresh meat!

is that pudge the butcher?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: haikupoet on 06 Jan 2009, 15:55
Questions based on events that we don't actually know happened:

-Will Faye try to get Marten back with Dora, or will she try to take him herself?
-No matter how much it looks like they get along famously, won't Hannelore get tired of the whole les thing and dump Tai for a fireman?
-Why is Raven now working in a secret Navy shipyard in San Diego? And what is her Elo rating, anyway?
-Now that Natasha is showering, will Sven and Amir come to blows?
-So did Steve and Sarah really run off to start an Allosaurus farm, or was Meena just lying to cover up her unauthorized use of the Hampshire County ME's incinerator?
-Is there a term even more off the wall than "wild-assed guess" for this post?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Aegir on 06 Jan 2009, 16:50
Yesterday's comic was really really funny, especially because I'm currently reading On the Road, which I borrowed from my friend who's obsessed with On the Road and Kerouac in general and talks about it frequently.

I knew Jeph was going to change the season, but I didn't think he was actually going to jump the comic months into the future. Of course, now he might have to draw snow for like three years. I'd imagine someone would tire of that more easily than drawing generic timeless springtime weather.

When I first saw Dora I was like "Who the fuck is that?" I honestly thought it was a new character at first.

What's interesting is that two comics ago, Marten said he was having problems with Dora. They might've broken up by now. Who knows what could've happened in the time in between yesterday's comic and today's?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Conco on 06 Jan 2009, 17:06
comic seems to have taken a turn for the better

keep it going jeph...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Vhaeraun on 06 Jan 2009, 17:09
What's interesting is that two comics ago, Marten said he was having problems with Dora. They might've broken up by now. Who knows what could've happened in the time in between yesterday's comic and today's?
He also said in the last panel that things were great and he felt bad about asking about Sven.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Kugai on 06 Jan 2009, 17:37
Hmmmmm


Are we about to see a QC based episode of Without A Trace  here?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SuperSUGA on 06 Jan 2009, 17:49
Characters not being instantly recognisable after taking a break from the spotlight seems to be a recurring thing here. It's a really tricky thing to get right when you have characters without super-exaggerated features and an art style that tends to shift over time.

I can't imagine we'll actually see the results of events that have occured in the time that's passed. I think in reality it's more of a reason to give Dora a new haircut  :wink: but here's hoping!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: MrMonk on 06 Jan 2009, 18:16

On a side note, am I the only one to find Dora's face in panel 4 slightly reminiscent of early Hannelore's?

damn, she really does look like Hanners there.

She's also thinking about getting green contact lenses.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Lolli on 06 Jan 2009, 18:23
Having had Dora's haircut before, and having hair that grows like a maniac, it still took me at least (read: AT LEAST!) six months to grow it to that length.

I don't know if Jeph gives a shit about that or if he just wanted to give Dora a new haircut.

I don't care. All I know is the shit is butt ugly. Sorry. (Hey, this isn't an email, whatever.)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: DinosGoLauRAWR on 06 Jan 2009, 18:33
Lolli I was about to say the exact same thing.. why does no one know how fast hair grows?  However my hair is two tone in a similar way with the exception of that mine was bleached so I do not agree that it is butt ugly.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: fifthfiend on 06 Jan 2009, 18:41
Yeah grownout blondeness + huge chunky black ends just like, ain't flattering. The blonde ain't far from where she had it in the black, girl needs to cut that.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Fenriswolf on 06 Jan 2009, 18:48
Well I'm just going to ignore the discussion about hair and time and blah de blah and just reply to my reply to a reply a few pages back:

As for bitchiness I was a member of a martial arts forum whose members pride themselves on being smartarses and didn't stick around because I felt it crossed the line into being completely pointless - a line I think hasn't really been crossed here.

Wow, that sounds like it would be the world's champion in people trying to win arguments by telling you how totally bad they could kick your ass in real life.
Not quite! Because it's a forum that prides itself in not being all about "my martial art is better than yours" and internet posturing. Instead they've replaced it with a lot of idiots trying to be clever. *sigh* Like 25% of the people are highly amusing, the rest pretty much ruin it.

Plus! You have to pay for an avatar! Avatars are an important part of a forum!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Shawn on 06 Jan 2009, 18:57
Dora will probably cut the black ends off in a few strips, but I'm sure Jeph didn't want us to go into total shock from seeing a fully-blond Dora straight away. Give things time - he knows what he's doing :)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: redd1 on 06 Jan 2009, 20:08
then how is she going to have long hair if she cuts it off??
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Lolli on 06 Jan 2009, 20:09
Boy, I hope so. My biggest problem isn't the color, it's how damn scraggly it is.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: orimazd on 06 Jan 2009, 20:11
And here, all I can think is that Faye obviously has no idea how to deal with the cold.  Okay, so she's got the ugly hat with the earmuffs, a decent scarf, and she ruins it all with......... a hoodie.
Being from Georgia, I feel her pain completely.  It never snows here.  NEVER  :-(

I read this comic every day, and Jeph never disappoints.  Still hasn't.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: the_shankmaster on 06 Jan 2009, 20:24
I'm surprised that people didn't recognize Dora.  When she appeared my first thought was "wow, she has new hair and she still lookes like herself.  Way to go, Jeph."

I also love Penelope's Letter Reading Face.

I love Wil's friends.  They should come back home with him.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: masquerade on 06 Jan 2009, 20:30
LOL at Faye, she's me in comic form this winter... I moved to Michigan from Atlanta. Don't ask me why, because frankly, I don't know and thinking about it makes me crabby and cold. I literally have a space heater two feet from my body right now. DYING.

As to Dora's hair, she'll be cute once she goes fully blonde and gets rid of the black ends. The ends look like they're fried from all the processing it takes to keep it that deep a black. Poor thing. Yay healthy, natural haircolor! <preens in never-been-dyed smugness>
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 06 Jan 2009, 20:34
I'm surprised that no one's all "OMG HANNERS MIGHT HAVE LONG HAIR TOO", considering all of her fans here. Maybe no one else thought of it yet.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: dissolver on 06 Jan 2009, 20:42
6-8 weeks? Uh, no.

I have pretty fast-growing hair, and after 3 months my roots are maybe halfway to where Dora's are.

I'm glad he jumped this far, though, rather than to the awkward phase where that would've looked like a skunk stripe.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: burtonlang on 06 Jan 2009, 21:00
I'm really loving this comic, and I'm surprised at how big a jump in time this comic just took.

Also, as a noob to the forum, I'm really amazed at the kind of conversation that goes on here (at least from what I've seen). I guess I've always taken the intelligent discussions at the forums for XKCD, Rice Boy/Order of Tales, and Dresden Codak. I guess this comic just draws in a different kind of audience. I guess I'm mostly shocked because of the long periods of time I've spent on the Octagon lately.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: satsugaikaze on 06 Jan 2009, 21:02
Dora's hair hit me like a punch to the face, except without the bleeding and with a postive reaction instead.

AND THIS WIL RITE OF PASSAGE IS AN AWESOME STORY ARC RIGHT NOW
KEEP UP THE PUNCHLINES WE LOVE THEM =3
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bgugi on 06 Jan 2009, 21:36
great comic... i lol'd at the first panel... then was all like "oohh... pretty hair" at the second...

GOOD WORKS
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: WestEnder67 on 06 Jan 2009, 21:50
Pretty good comic Tuesday.

Had to think who the one with blonde/black hair was for a minute. Initially thought it was Raven for some reason...

Don't think we'll be seeing Wil again. Unless a body part washes up in one of the Cave of Forty Asses' toilets.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: the_shankmaster on 06 Jan 2009, 22:27
Am I the only one who thinks Wil can handle those guys?  They'll be all pissed off and ready to tear him apart and will Wil say "y-you know, I find that poetry helps me to deal with my emotions."  Next thing you know, Tough Guy Poetry Corner.  Snap your fingers, or I'll snap your neck.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Obaten on 06 Jan 2009, 22:46
Imagining a computer speaking like the guvuhnator made me laugh really hard
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Dagdason on 06 Jan 2009, 22:56
LOL for Total Recall references.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: djcuddlefish on 06 Jan 2009, 23:04
my dear god is Marten wearing a Fennesz T shirt??  that's pushing his indy rockerness a bit far ainnit? not that I am not pleased as punch... fennesz is amazing. just really suprised that marten would be wearing his shirt is all...

still though... props on bringing up fennesz! maybe a bit of tim hecker will be around next?

peace and love!

Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Exar_Kun on 06 Jan 2009, 23:18
Dude, that was the best movie reference since the one with Beyond Thunderdome. Total Recall... man, what a kick-ass movie that was, oh the memories.

*will probably be renting Total Recall tomorrow*

EDIT: On second time I looked at the last panel I got the reference to the mutant with the face growing out of him. When I realized it I actually and truly lol'ed uncontrollably. This one is my new favorite strip.  Very good job Jeph.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: djcuddlefish on 06 Jan 2009, 23:20
and also I think that dora dyed her roots out blonde so as she could return to her natural color with a beautiful period of contrast and bicolor in betweentimes.

I am still in full approval of her current bicolor state of ah-hairs.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: HappyGrar on 06 Jan 2009, 23:38
Correct me if I'm seeing things...but does Marten's lower half look kind of girlish in panel 2? I dunno, that's just the impression I get...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Tybalt on 06 Jan 2009, 23:48
and also I think that dora dyed her roots out blonde so as she could return to her natural color with a beautiful period of contrast and bicolor in betweentimes.

I am still in full approval of her current bicolor state of ah-hairs.
Oh yeah, why doesn't Dora just dye her hair to a similar tone to her own?  No shaved heads or unpreferred bi-color hair.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: burtonlang on 07 Jan 2009, 00:35
Hehe! Jeph tweeter about having heard Fennesz's Endless Summer, and then gives Marten a Fennesz shirt. That was cool.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Thaes on 07 Jan 2009, 00:56
Correct me if I'm seeing things...but does Marten's lower half look kind of girlish in panel 2? I dunno, that's just the impression I get...

Now that you mention it, I completely agree with you, good sir. That is one fascinatingly girlish lower half.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ecstaticjoy on 07 Jan 2009, 01:32
I like Dora's hair...at first I was like, "who is that??" but then I recognized her. I love the time jump in this comic. 1 day can go on for weeks, or 6 months can pass in between 1 comic.

Keeps things interesting :D
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: smilesvssmirks on 07 Jan 2009, 02:56
Boy, I hope so. My biggest problem isn't the color, it's how damn scraggly it is.

Well Jeph did tweet awhile back that in his head Dora looked a bit like this picture: http://80.237.157.40/dma-site/images/stories/Nominierte_2006/Best_Djane/ellen%20allien.jpg and tbqh that girl's hair is equally as scraggly as Dora's.

Not that I completely hate the new look. I think it suit her better than the short all black 'do. As for when it finally turns all blond, however, that I can't get behind quite as much.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Dokph on 07 Jan 2009, 05:03
I like how people try to apply human hair growth rates to comic characters.

Actually... no, no I don't. It's sad. Oh well.

Mahten! You have ta geht ta mahs! Staht... da reactah!

Hilarious.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: tuna ketchup x on 07 Jan 2009, 06:14
I could totally get behind the anthropomorphic robots, characters who grew up in space, and superheroes on transforming Vespas but hair that grows a foot in six weeks JEPH YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR.

Wow, QC is really picking up. These last three strips were all win, I can't remember such consistency in the last couple of hundred strips. I mean, it's always been good, but now it's GREAT.  Also the art is so improved from the early days, I love how he's playing more with perspective and such. I do wonder if drawing snowy strips will get old for Jeph. But most of the shots are interior anyway, so maybe that doesn't matter.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Freya on 07 Jan 2009, 07:44
and also I think that dora dyed her roots out blonde so as she could return to her natural color with a beautiful period of contrast and bicolor in betweentimes.

I am still in full approval of her current bicolor state of ah-hairs.
Oh yeah, why doesn't Dora just dye her hair to a similar tone to her own?  No shaved heads or unpreferred bi-color hair.
You ever tried dying your hair from black to blonde? It's a nightmare.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: HeadwoŁnd on 07 Jan 2009, 08:44
I could totally get behind the anthropomorphic robots, characters who grew up in space, and superheroes on transforming Vespas but hair that grows a foot in six weeks JEPH YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR.

Did he ever specifiy the time-gap between 1310 and 1311? Afaik he didn't.
Debating over it on the base of character development and growing-rates is splitting hairs imo. Pun intended, hurrrrr.

Couldn't care less when the strips have been freshened up by it in such a great way, let's agree on that. =)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 07 Jan 2009, 08:47
the clearest sign that alot of time has progressed int eh QC universe is simply, Faye wasn't the least bit surprised when she entered the CoD. This indicates Dora had been allowing the hair to gradually grow out.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Jan 2009, 08:59
Did he ever specifiy the time-gap between 1310 and 1311? Afaik he didn't.

He said he was going to have a change of season.  That would suggest three (autumn->winter) to six (summer->winter) months.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: -Karamazov- on 07 Jan 2009, 09:04
Blood Meridian was a good book.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ViridianStar on 07 Jan 2009, 10:44
I'm really excited for this timeskip's results :D
The subtle perspective in the third panel was awesome, I liked that.
(I love Pintsize so much, hahah)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Aegir on 07 Jan 2009, 11:13
Did he ever specifiy the time-gap between 1310 and 1311? Afaik he didn't.

He said he was going to have a change of season.  That would suggest three (autumn->winter) to six (summer->winter) months.
What about 9 (spring->winter)?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Lolli on 07 Jan 2009, 12:06
Well Jeph did tweet awhile back that in his head Dora looked a bit like this picture: http://80.237.157.40/dma-site/images/stories/Nominierte_2006/Best_Djane/ellen%20allien.jpg and tbqh that girl's hair is equally as scraggly as Dora's.

I guess I'd know that if I followed his Twitter. But, alas. Well I guess everyone can't have a thick head of hair like Penelope. And it is nice to see some long hair again. It'll grow on me I guess.

Total Recall = win. Winslow's face kills me. D:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: HeadwoŁnd on 07 Jan 2009, 12:48
Did he ever specifiy the time-gap between 1310 and 1311? Afaik he didn't.

He said he was going to have a change of season.  That would suggest three (autumn->winter) to six (summer->winter) months.

Well apart from that statement of course, which imo still is too vague to qualify as a specification. :>
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Morgil on 07 Jan 2009, 13:02
Correct me if I'm seeing things...but does Marten's lower half look kind of girlish in panel 2? I dunno, that's just the impression I get...
Well, my body has pretty much the same shape as Marten's. We two are just thin ;)


Now I know how Austrians speak English, that's funny (I am German, by the way. QC really taught me some contemporary English!)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 07 Jan 2009, 13:36
DORA:  So were were you during the time-shift?
MARTIN:  At home with Faye.
DORA:  OMG YOU SPENT THE MISSING TIME WITH FAYE YOU BASTARD *emotional meltdown ensues*
MARTIN:  *facepalm*
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Sixleaf on 07 Jan 2009, 13:49
I think we'll get more information about things that have gone on during the time-shift as more comics are posted.  I'm sure it's not going to be "everything is exactly the same except for Dora's hair."
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Fenriswolf on 07 Jan 2009, 13:58
Person who's all "yay natural hair" can bite me - I cannot describe the depths of loathing I have for having my hair natural coloured. The colour is fine, I like it on other people, but I cannot leave it alone! *twitch*

And I guess I may as well comment that I like the two-tone. There. And the Arnie strip amused me. Lots. Yay QC.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Kugai on 07 Jan 2009, 14:30
I am definitely interested in seeing just how much has changed in this time shft

Is Will ever going to return or will her disappear without a trace?
Will Penelope become a vengeance seeking biker vigilante if he does?
Have Dora and Marten broken up or is he going to propose at last?
Are Sven and Steve a regular couple now?
Has Tai finally seduced Hanners and they're now living together?

OK, speculation aside, I'm loving the way things seem to be going at this point. 
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Tybalt on 07 Jan 2009, 15:03
You guys. when Jeph says it's not a big deal, it's not a big deal.

I mean, I was disappointed, but I recognize that this isn't as big of a change as everyone wants it to be.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: psion on 07 Jan 2009, 15:38
I am definitely interested in seeing just how much has changed in this time shft

Is Will ever going to return or will her disappear without a trace?
Will Penelope become a vengeance seeking biker vigilante if he does?
Have Dora and Marten broken up or is he going to propose at last?
Are Sven and Steve a regular couple now?
Has Tai finally seduced Hanners and they're now living together?

OK, speculation aside, I'm loving the way things seem to be going at this point. 

If Mahten puts a ring on Dora's finger, I'm gunna cry for Faye.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: altered_carbon on 07 Jan 2009, 16:37
Marten looks kinda feminine in the second panel today. Weird.
Yay for snow! I wish I were an antrhoPC, so I could play in it all the time without getting cold.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: psion on 07 Jan 2009, 17:03
I fear for the AnthroPCs getting wet.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: RinBird on 07 Jan 2009, 18:18
what is pintsize saying in the last panel of 1312? :?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Malek on 07 Jan 2009, 18:31
Oh no! Hanners seems sick.

Hope shes okay,
I like the third panel,Hanners looks awesome.

I think Faye should take Martin to the Gym.



Hanners rules!
Edit:Fixed for spelling
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: caelae on 07 Jan 2009, 18:35
WAS THAT A PRATCHETT REFERENCE?  :-o

Very awesome!

Hmm, Dora's new hair. It really shocked me! It's alright. Like the length, and phased into the color...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: brandon_ha on 07 Jan 2009, 18:56
Uhoh. Poor hanners., she's gonna wake up and freak because she looks haggard.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kaitco on 07 Jan 2009, 18:57
Hanners!  :-(

I wonder if she is drunk, has been cleaning something...well, kind of stinky or both.

On the whole hair thing, her hair looks pretty much the same so maybe it was just Dora who got a major change. It had been a while since we last saw her, so I went back a few strips and I had forgot that Dora said she was going to grow out her hair. It is like Jacques planned this thing or something.  :wink:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Tybalt on 07 Jan 2009, 19:06
Maan, sometimes I regret having to read QC as it happens.  going through archives is just so much more convenient (and linear).
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Fenriswolf on 07 Jan 2009, 19:37
WAS THAT A PRATCHETT REFERENCE?  :-o
Was it??? Shiza my memory is terrible, I have no inkling of what book that could possibly be out of!

I tee hee'd. Yay Jeph, QC is amusing me muchly; less stressful drama for me!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: MrMonk on 07 Jan 2009, 19:49
Hanners!  :-(
I wonder if she is drunk, has been cleaning something...well, kind of stinky or both.

Her face is flushed, so she could be drunk . . . or feverish!


OH NOES!  HANNELOOOOOORE!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Taigan on 07 Jan 2009, 19:50
WAS THAT A PRATCHETT REFERENCE?  :-o
Was it??? Shiza my memory is terrible, I have no inkling of what book that could possibly be out of!

Basically any book with Foul Ol' Ron. :wink:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kifsteve on 07 Jan 2009, 19:57
I would totally take advantage of Hanners, whose with me?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: lisavilisa on 07 Jan 2009, 19:58
Anyone else notice that the "36" on Hanners door looks crooked?  For someone with OCD that's kinda odd.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: satsujin24 on 07 Jan 2009, 19:59
what is pintsize saying in the last panel of 1312? :?

He's going for a schwarzenegger accent, saying "Martin, you have to get to Mars, start the reactor!"  It's a parody of the arnold flick Total Recall (which had a mutated guy in it who had a second head/face growing out of his stomach).  Marten's annoyance is due to pintsize applying the austrian accent to the wrong character.

The best part of the movie is the chick with 3 boobs though.  I musta freezeframed that section of my vhs so many.... nevermind.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: GnarlsBroccoli on 07 Jan 2009, 20:01
I hope she didn't mix any bleach with ammonia while cleaning!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: lisavilisa on 07 Jan 2009, 20:02
The best part of the movie is the chick with 3 boobs though.  I musta freezeframed that section of my vhs so many.... nevermind.

my favorite part was the little hooker (about 2-2.5 feet).
At one point she jumps up on the bar and takes a machine gun to some attackers.
good times.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Shok Xone Studios on 07 Jan 2009, 20:05
Ten bucks says Hanners is high on bleach fumes.

And there's probably an "again" to be added to that sentence.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: PompeytheGreat on 07 Jan 2009, 20:10
(Coming out of lurking to insert this comment)

OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH TERRY PRATCHETT REFERENCE OH MY GOSH.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 07 Jan 2009, 20:14
And if that is the Pratchett reference that we all seem to think it is, then I do believe it insinuates that Hanners is drunk. Ooh ooh, developement!! With characters I like!!

*does girlish fanboy dance of glee*
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: PompeytheGreat on 07 Jan 2009, 20:17
But Foul Ol' Ron wasn't drunk as far as I know...he was just homeless and insane! And totally awesome. And smelly.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ThunderPower on 07 Jan 2009, 20:17
What happened to Hanners? o_O Drunk? Drugged?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 07 Jan 2009, 20:27
I thought he was... as well as crazed-hobo awesome. But this is the perfect excuse to put off calc homework for Reaper Man (not that I need one)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bunnyThor on 07 Jan 2009, 20:28
Jeph is finally killing off Hanners! SWEET!  :evil:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: PompeytheGreat on 07 Jan 2009, 20:30
Let us know what you find out! It is highly possible that I'm wrong...that seems to happen when I try to show off my *clearly* superior knowledge of literature.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: haikupoet on 07 Jan 2009, 20:31
Lemme guess. Tai is in there with a bottle of vodka. Either that, or Hannelore's mother.

Also, since when was Hanners a whale-tail kinda girl? Because I see thong straps.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: psion on 07 Jan 2009, 20:39
I just love that everybody assumes that Hannelore is drunk or high on the fumes of cleaning agents.  Whenever Jeph draws drunk, they are WAAAY more giddy and functional looking.  None of the drunken people looked like that.  and did all you people forget that HE CHANGED THE SEASON TO FUCKING COLD!?!?!?!?  sorry about that. 
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: xCaitlinx on 07 Jan 2009, 20:40
Dora's hair: length fine, two colours fine, but it just does not seem to look right (a tad bulbous on top) except in the second last panel... it will be interesting to see what style it settles into...
Wil-Penelope temporary fix = hilarity.
Twitter regarding the improvement in drawing over the last 6-7 months = true.
Poor Marten, with his indie-rock-physique. He'll be flattened.
Those are not thong straps, they're just the edges of underwear - jeans are flat across the top, underwear dip slightly in the middle, a shallow curve.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Somethingfake on 07 Jan 2009, 21:00
Tis a Pratchett line, more specifically, Foul Ol' Ron (IIRC) "Millennium hand and shrimp!" 
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 07 Jan 2009, 21:03
Mmhmm, that is the line exactly. Usually preceded by a "buggrit!" or two. But the most I can find is in Soul Music when the invisible people are passing the bottle (actually half a tin) around under the bridge. I guess he really is just more crazy. But in an awesome way.

Haha, and Pompey, I tend to do that quite often, so I understand.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: invoker43 on 07 Jan 2009, 21:05
Yes!!!  Millenium Hand and Shrimp!  Thank you Jeph for referencing my fav author.  As always, you rock harder than Joe Satriani after a quart of Jaeger and couple of those funny lookin' pills, you know the ones, with that not quite green and not quite blue color and the little mark that no one can read at 2 am....


Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Near Lurker on 07 Jan 2009, 21:06
I took it as a TMBG reference...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: TheReaper on 07 Jan 2009, 21:17
The art has been really good lately. I just keep noticing that.
And oh dear. Martens' spine is made of wafers. I don't think he'll survive this, one way or the other.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Kugai on 07 Jan 2009, 21:21
Cold+Hannersmeds+OCDCleaning=HannerspassoutonMarten
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kulotsalot on 07 Jan 2009, 21:34
Wow, I can see the tops of Hanners' underwear.  :-o
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: redd1 on 07 Jan 2009, 21:40
i took it as her being sick.....though i guess drunk is possible...wouldn't be the first time she has drank i
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Aegir on 07 Jan 2009, 21:50
I thought she was drunk because of those bubbles by her head. Jeph draws those to indicate when people are drunk.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Kartoon Kween on 07 Jan 2009, 21:52
Okay, I'm not usually one to lust after Hanners, but GOD DAMN.

Fanservice much?  Not that I'm complaining...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: fifthfiend on 07 Jan 2009, 22:14
Oh mercy it's the first time in like three months she hasn't been all bugeyed as fuck.

Thank the sweet lord.

PS terrypratchet lolz
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: twilightneko on 07 Jan 2009, 22:16
lol poor Hanners :(
lol.... who else read that last panel with a Shatner voice?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Fenriswolf on 07 Jan 2009, 22:19
Basically any book with Foul Ol' Ron. :wink:
OMG duh! Now I want to read some of Mr Pratchett's books; it's obviously been too long.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Shadic on 07 Jan 2009, 22:29
Totally looks like he's groping her.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: snubnose on 07 Jan 2009, 23:34
Hehe I so envy Marten now, he's holding the one and only Hanners ! :wink:

And she's wearing hardly much, too. :angel:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: dsvella on 07 Jan 2009, 23:37
yay for Pratchett reference. foul ol' ron!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: chrisa1 on 07 Jan 2009, 23:39
Hanners!  :-(
I wonder if she is drunk, has been cleaning something...well, kind of stinky or both.

Her face is flushed, so she could be drunk . . . or feverish!


OH NOES!  HANNELOOOOOORE!

Upon a bit closer examination - in panel 4, it looks like Hanners is sweating (at least I think that's what 'sweating' looks like in QC).

I think she is ill. Poor Hanners.

And I don't know exactly how the Pratchett reference figures in. Perhaps Hannelore is hallucinating that she's Mrs. Tachyon?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: chrisa1 on 07 Jan 2009, 23:45
[...]
Poor Marten, with his indie-rock-physique. He'll be flattened.
Those are not thong straps, they're just the edges of underwear - jeans are flat across the top, underwear dip slightly in the middle, a shallow curve.

Marten just needs to break Hanner's fall - no need for heroics. Though, Hannelore can't weigh that much. She looks like, what, around 100 pounds, if that? It's not as if Marten has to bench-press her!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: peacetokengy on 07 Jan 2009, 23:47
what happened to an actual story line?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: chrisa1 on 07 Jan 2009, 23:49
Totally looks like he's groping her.

Oh please!  :x

Just a *little* consideration that a nice boy like Marten is trying to help a young lady in distress?

OK must stop posting.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: TheoGB on 08 Jan 2009, 00:21
wait, I still trying to figure out where Jeph said he hates the forums.

a post?

I had to go all stalker and find his profile to check his last posts. This is all I could find really:
http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,21828.msg740566.html#msg740566
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Thaes on 08 Jan 2009, 01:02
Mein Gott! I hope Hanners hasn't got anything too serious.  :-(
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mr. Skawronska on 08 Jan 2009, 01:02
Quote
If Mahten puts a ring on Dora's finger, I'm gunna cry for Faye.

If Mahten puts a ring on Dora's finger, I'm going to open that bottle of scotch I've been saving and hope Faye gets so depressed she gets pickled and ends up at a swing ding and learning a week later she's pregnant and doesn't know who the father is.

It's Steve, of course, but she won't know that until she has her bastard child and she goes on Jerry Springer to make all the possible fathers take DNA tests, with Steve of course being the last.  He's horrified, she's disgusted.

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I would totally take advantage of Hanners, whose with me?

Oh, I'd WANT to, but I adore Hanners and would rather she let me take advantage of her when she was sober.  Much as I'd love to ravage her body, I'd prefer she at least invited me into it before I did.

Quote
Anyone else notice that the "36" on Hanners door looks crooked?  For someone with OCD that's kinda odd.

Yes, it is indeed.

Quote
What happened to Hanners? o_O Drunk? Drugged?

Poor Hanners.  I have to resist the urge to break out the diagnostic equipment and call for a transport.

I have to keep thinking:  "Dude, she's a FICTIONAL CARTOON CHARACTER...YOU NEED TO GET OUT MORE."

Poor Hanners.  She seems so helpless in a crazy world, it brings out the protective, nurturing streak in me.

Ya know...that may be my problem with the kind of crazies I attract...

...hmmm.


Anyway, Marten needs to take poor Hanners back in and care for her.  Nurse her back to health.  Take off all their clothes and get in bed with her...to keep her warm, of course -- skin to skin contact is the best way to keep a person warm in a hypothermia situation.

You know, this could be that "Hanners wakes up in bed with Marten" and they're both naked, without actually having done the nasty.

Oh my goodness, this could turn into a two-keyboard, three-aspirin story arc.

Good going, Jeph!

Please don't hurt Hanners too much;  A lot of us really love her.

S
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: jodokast34 on 08 Jan 2009, 01:19
Just wanted to say that I loved Hanners' Foul Ol' Ron reference.  Well played and well placed.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: HappyGrar on 08 Jan 2009, 01:50
I figure, what with the flushed cheeks and sweat-droplets, Hanners is probably feverish. The little bubbles have appeared before in non-drunken context: http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1290 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1290)

However, I'm not sure what the rather weird positioning of her body (i.e., exposed underwear, dropped shoulder-strap, Mahten kinda groping her [even though he's obviously just trying to hold her up]) might mean. Possibly it's just Jeph feeling a little evil towards the Hanners-freaks and deciding to make them all hot and bothered with their misguided fantasies. :evil: But I could be entirely misinterpreting it in its entire entirety.

*cough*
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ysth on 08 Jan 2009, 02:14
wait, I still trying to figure out where Jeph said he hates the forums.

a post?

I had to go all stalker and find his profile to check his last posts. This is all I could find really:
http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,21828.msg740566.html#msg740566
From twitter: jephjacques My christmas present to myself should be to delete the comic discussion board on my forums. 4:57 PM Dec 23rd, 2008 from twitterrific
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Jedit on 08 Jan 2009, 02:17
Can't hold them both up, huh?  Well, he seems to be doing a pretty good job of holding one of them up.

Hannelore's going to freak.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SuperSUGA on 08 Jan 2009, 02:35
Fanservice much?
Fanservice? In a Hannelore strip? Well I never  :wink:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Kharn on 08 Jan 2009, 03:00
Where's Faye to catch Martin in yet another compromising position?
Lemme guess. Tai is in there with a bottle of vodka. Either that, or Hannelore's mother.

Also, since when was Hanners a whale-tail kinda girl? Because I see thong straps.
Whenever she does laundry or transforms into an underwear ninja.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: djcuddlefish on 08 Jan 2009, 03:50
I am definitely in line with the idea that hanners is sporting a cold/flu. it has turned to winter in their part of the world afterall... tis the season...
hopefully marten will be the good boy we all know him to be and take her back inside to care for her... and who knows? maybe something INTERESTING will develop. lord knows the things I've said while feverish have led to both embarassment and hilarity over the years. (it was mostly embarassment)

we're in for a great turn of story arcs here I think... I'm ah-cited!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: nobo on 08 Jan 2009, 04:38
I'm predicting start of Marten-Hanners romance tomorrow.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Jeff7 on 08 Jan 2009, 05:44
yay for Pratchett reference. foul ol' ron!
Just wanted to say that I loved Hanners' Foul Ol' Ron reference.  Well played and well placed.
Forgive me but, which part is the reference, and what's it a reference to?

Google led me to a page about Terry Pratchett. Is that the right name? I'd never heard of him before. :|


Hope she's ok.
And hopefully this won't result in another head-butt in the crotch for Marten should they fall.


Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: BryanP on 08 Jan 2009, 06:01
WAS THAT A PRATCHETT REFERENCE?  :-o

Yep.  That's Foul Ole Ron's line if memory serves.

Now there's a visual.  Hannelore meets Foul Ole Ron.  The screams, oh God, the screams ...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Heranje on 08 Jan 2009, 06:10
Buggrit! Millenium hand and shrimp! I told 'em! Buggrem!

<3 Foul ole' Ron.

The Pratchett reference almost made me overlook the Hanners-drama. =K Wonder what's wrong with her.

Jeff7 - Shame on you for not having heard of Terry Pratchett! Go read one of his books right at this instant! D:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: JReynolds on 08 Jan 2009, 06:20
Google led me to a page about Terry Pratchett. Is that the right name? I'd never heard of him before. :|

You're a lucky guy-- Terry Pratchett is a British author of satirical fantasy works. Extremely funny. Run, don't walk, to your nearest bookstore and buy a few of his books.

I should probably refer to him as Sir Terry Pratchett, btw-- he was on the New Year's Honours List.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: JReynolds on 08 Jan 2009, 06:21
Not quite clear in my previous post: you're lucky because you get to read him for the first time. I've been re-reading him for the past while, and enjoying his work immensely.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Heranje on 08 Jan 2009, 06:24
Wasn't that a while ago that he was given OBE for great services to literature or somesuch? Anyway, he's a genius and everyone should read his work. It makes me sad that he has Alzheimer's. D:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Jedit on 08 Jan 2009, 06:50
Wasn't that a while ago that he was given OBE for great services to literature or somesuch?

Yes, but he was also upgraded to knighthood this year.  As for the Alzheimer's, he's in the initial stages of early onset Alzheimer's.  He says the only difference it's made to him thus far is that his typing has slowed down a lot.  Certainly when I was talking with him in August there was no noticeable difference to how he'd been in the past.

(BTW, read the books or I'll rip your nipples off.  I suggest Wyrd Sisters as a good place to start; the tone is a lot different in the earliest novels.)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: nonsignor on 08 Jan 2009, 07:01
If any one questions the morals of martins situation the correct answer is:

Drop the girl, she has already entered a relaxed limp state (er yeah carefully!)

The robot however could be expensive to fix if dropped, also that would leave evidence of some kind of incident.

Im only saying this out of experience people!  
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: TheHappyBerry on 08 Jan 2009, 07:07
Google led me to a page about Terry Pratchett. Is that the right name? I'd never heard of him before. :|

You're a lucky guy-- Terry Pratchett is a British author of satirical fantasy works. Extremely funny. Run, don't walk, to your nearest bookstore and buy a few of his books.

I should probably refer to him as Sir Terry Pratchett, btw-- he was on the New Year's Honours List.

Or, if you ask Neil Gaiman, he is now Sir Terrance of Pratchett.

Personally, I recommend Mort as a first, it really is a great book, and has Death, lots and lots of Death!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bicostp on 08 Jan 2009, 07:20
Cold medicine side-effects + staying up for 3 days = the kind of exhaustion necessary for this to happen. Somebody needs some Day-quil. (Though I don't think it does anything for a fever, and I'm not sure what you can take with it.)

Poor Winslow's locked up. He probably needs a cold boot to get going again. (hurr hurr hurr)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: sitnspin on 08 Jan 2009, 08:26
I also took it as a TMBG reference. Admittedly I am a bit behind on my Pratchett. Damn my social life, it interferes with my reading. Sex or books, a choice had to be made....
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kent_eh on 08 Jan 2009, 08:41
I'm predicting start of Marten-Hanners romance tomorrow.
Or..

His strength will give out. The two of them (well, 3 if you count Winslow) will end up in a crumpled heap in the hallway, and Dora (or Faye) will discover them and think the worst.
Sit-com style Hillarity ensues.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: D on 08 Jan 2009, 09:02
Well she's obviously sick, it says so on her twitter. She might have downed all the vodka as well, though. Sick and drunk is a bad combo.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 08 Jan 2009, 09:14
or it could be part of her dastardly plan to give martin ideas.....sexy ideas (that being, man, i broke my arms and spine for HER!). Winslow is part of the plan.

Its hanners, she is fucked up like that.

^_^
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Caleb on 08 Jan 2009, 09:18
Foul Ole Ron reference!

I thought Hannelore forgot the Bugrit part but then I looked back and saw the "buh" in the second panel.

Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Tybalt on 08 Jan 2009, 09:44
Oh man Jeph, I don't know what about your comics did it, but we are getting newbs by the hordeful.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: LucasLucas on 08 Jan 2009, 10:07
Totally looks like he's groping her.
Yeah, but by inadvertance.
That will not saves Marty, if Dora discovers them in such a compromising situation!
Their couple works too well, so I guess too this is the beginning of much more action, with guitar solos and Scorpions-like catchlines :D
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 08 Jan 2009, 10:50
OMG THEY KILLED HANNERS!    YOU BASTARDS!  *shakes fist*
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 08 Jan 2009, 11:04
Oh man Jeph, I don't know what about your comics did it, but we are getting newbs by the hordeful.

And they're not reading the THREAD!!!!  :x *shakes fist*
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Shadowood on 08 Jan 2009, 12:00
I also took it as a TMBG reference. Admittedly I am a bit behind on my Pratchett. Damn my social life, it interferes with my reading. Sex or books, a choice had to be made....

Erotica: the solution to your problem.

Quote
I could totally get behind the anthropomorphic robots, characters who grew up in space, and superheroes on transforming Vespas but hair that grows a foot in six weeks JEPH YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR.

This. Seriously, people.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Ceiling Cat on 08 Jan 2009, 12:12
 :? Never knew Hanners was a Discworld fan.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Persona on 08 Jan 2009, 12:20
The latest strip is almost panel-for-panel a page out of my sophomore year at college. Minus the Winslow and insert a pizza. However, I'm not as indie-jacked as Marten, so, it wasn't that big a deal to hold both, just awkward. Had to scoop my friend up and over my shoulder, kick open the door, and maneuver the pizza in. Fun times.

And Jeph's art just keeps getting better and better.  :-D
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Sixleaf on 08 Jan 2009, 13:12
When I first saw Hanners I thought maybe she'd finally fallen asleep!  Before she was having all those sleeping problems maybe she finally crashed and she's been in a state of slumber for the past 3 months.

Her hair looks cute, but it seems like Dora's has grown more.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: JReynolds on 08 Jan 2009, 13:37
Hey Persona,

A word to the wise: Jeph doesn't like images in sigs (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,4161.0.html).

Hope you enjoy the forums.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Persona on 08 Jan 2009, 13:41
Her hair looks cute, but it seems like Dora's has grown more.

Yeah... but that's the magic of webcomics, and comics in general: hair growth can happen fairly instantaneous!

@JReynolds: Yeah, I got the memo. My bad. Skipped right over that part in the rules apparently. Fixed it now though.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Blackcat Moebius on 08 Jan 2009, 14:21
I also took it as a TMBG reference. Admittedly I am a bit behind on my Pratchett. Damn my social life, it interferes with my reading. Sex or books, a choice had to be made....

If memory serves, the use of the phrase in Sir Terry's work was indeed inspired by They Might Be Giants lyrics.
*goes link-hunting*
Aha! Here we go. (http://www.ie.lspace.org/books/apf/lords-and-ladies.html) (scroll down to the p. 324/233 ref.)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: HeadwoŁnd on 08 Jan 2009, 14:40
Oh man Jeph, I don't know what about your comics did it, but we are getting newbs by the hordeful.

And they're not reading the THREAD!!!!  :x *shakes fist*

Well I do, but have not the slightest idea why. Geez, people.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: sudamerican on 08 Jan 2009, 15:06
no time to read all this crap, as usual

fanservice wooo.
and he's totally groping her. bastard. i'm gonna break his indie physique with my FISTS OF METAL. additionally i could just press him against a wall using my beer belly.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Somethingfake on 08 Jan 2009, 15:59
The latest strip is almost panel-for-panel a page out of my sophomore year at college. Minus the Winslow and insert a pizza. However, I'm not as indie-jacked as Marten, so, it wasn't that big a deal to hold both, just awkward. Had to scoop my friend up and over my shoulder, kick open the door, and maneuver the pizza in. Fun times.

And Jeph's art just keeps getting better and better.  :-D

Is that a JoCo song lyric under your avatar my good sir?

Anyway, next comic would probably just be Marten talking to Dora/Faye about what happened. Maybe at a hospital?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SexRaptor on 08 Jan 2009, 16:07
I kept expecting some kind of acknowledgment of Dora's hair in that first comic - I thought i must have missed it entirely - a whole comic where it was addressed.

It's turning my world upside down.

Also, i'm not sure what it is, but I wanna do thing to Hanners in this comic.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ac7ss on 08 Jan 2009, 17:46
Hannelore is not how i would have  imagined "Foul Ol Ron" would look.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: NightOfTheLepus on 08 Jan 2009, 17:53
i like the fact that the story arc has shifted over the last two comics.....  a new year, time moved forward quite a bit, glad to get rest from the FayeSvenDoraMarten stuff.

and yeh the last 3 comics were really well drawn; love the "postcard" insert in the final panel of this one http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1311 (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1311)   nice use of perspective in panel three here http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1312 (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1312)   and great figure drawing in panels three and four of the latest one (yes Hannelore is way cute).

nice work Jeph  :)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: DinosGoLauRAWR on 08 Jan 2009, 19:13
I'm so glad hanners is not real and not able to read these forums. She'd probably have a nervous breakdown.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mabus_Zero on 08 Jan 2009, 19:17
So Hannelore is a lush now? This is a most peculiar and excellent development.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: DinosGoLauRAWR on 08 Jan 2009, 19:20
Shes actually sick not drunk. It says so on her twitter like many others have stated before me.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mabus_Zero on 08 Jan 2009, 19:27
Shes actually sick not drunk. It says so on her twitter like many others have stated before me.

I apologize. I stopped trying to access the twitter when the 5000 other people trying to access it simultaneously clogged up the tubes.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: reader on 08 Jan 2009, 19:32
bugrit, bugrit, bugr'm millenium hand and shrimp
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kaitco on 08 Jan 2009, 19:49
Shes actually sick not drunk. It says so on her twitter like many others have stated before me.
Enough of the right medicine can "drunken" anyone.

I am very new to QC and this forum, but I am not sure if I should be amazed or horrified by the number of people who want Hannelore, biblically speaking. Maybe it is just because I am a girl, but I always saw her as the kind of person you would just want to hug and to tell "it'll be okay." Well, maybe not hug, but at least get her some Mr. Clean wipes as a birthday gift or something and help her count the ripples in each wipe...

Drunken: (verb/past participle of "drunk") to enable an entity to become intoxicated. Sure, 'intoxicate" would have been been the better word, but making up stuff is far more fun.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mr. Skawronska on 08 Jan 2009, 20:09
Many of us love Hanners.

Some of us are a little more lascivious about it than others.

Me, I just wanna cuddle her.  But if she gets frisky, the only reason I'd kick her out of bed is because her floor is cleaner.

S
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: frullic on 08 Jan 2009, 20:10
In Soviet Russia, OCD girl gropes little indie man!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: raoullefere on 08 Jan 2009, 21:03
Doubtless repeating what many others have already said, I find Hanners more visually appealing in this strip than any other I've seen her in. And that troubles me profoundly.

I do hope that Ron's smell isn't guesting along with his phrase. Otherwise Marten's gonna pass out, too.


Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: QuarterFire on 08 Jan 2009, 21:12
I'm so glad hanners is not real and not able to read these forums. She'd probably have a nervous breakdown.

If you remember right, Hanners came onto the WCT around the time of the "poop fetish" sub-plot.
Poor thing left very quickly after that.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: melmenetkwe on 08 Jan 2009, 21:18
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Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Felrender on 08 Jan 2009, 21:58
... you know that is the first mentionings of someone saying that someone or themselves are indie... which I don't think has been done since the very early days... I like it... :-)

ex.:
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=9

... there's one where Martin and Sven, I think, start talking about the concerts they've been to etc, but I can't find it, nor do I remember the exact number or title.... :S

Man.  There are probably folks who have been drawing just as long as Jeph, who still draw like that, or worse. (Looking at you, devArt.)

No offense to the man's early work, but there has been a vast improvement.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mad Cat on 08 Jan 2009, 22:21
OMG! How is Hanners gonna recover? Not from her illness, but from the realization that Marten had to manhandle her back into her own apartment. I predict a predictable putting-the-unconscious-girl-to-bed-should-I-disrobe-her scene coming up in Mahten's immediate future.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Saral on 08 Jan 2009, 22:33
As long as Hanner's doesn't wake up while being manhandled and thus think GROSS she'll probably be okay. Here OCD makes relationships awkward, but she did seem to be attracted to Marten when first introduced. Somewaht in a stalkerish way, but that turned out we think to be a manifestation of her OCD.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Tybalt on 08 Jan 2009, 23:16
..counting snowflakes?


Really?

Tone it down Jeph, this level of OCD is seriously implausible for someone not in a mental hospital.  Hell, implausible for anyone, really.

On another note, Marten looks really broad-shouldered in panel 1.  Good if that's going to be permanent, but it looks a little awkward.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 08 Jan 2009, 23:17
Why am I not surprised that Dora didn't have a problem with it? :lol:

Oh, and I seriously have to get used to Dora's new hair. This is going to take a while, mind you.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: fifthfiend on 08 Jan 2009, 23:19
Dora looks like she has a mullet

why does dora look like she has a mullet

 :-(
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Twelvth on 08 Jan 2009, 23:26
I see no problem with hanna counting snowflakes.  I attempt to count snowflakes at times.  But I have not nearly enough the patience or dedication for it, thus I fail miserably.

of course, I am also not OCD.  That may be a factor.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Dagdason on 08 Jan 2009, 23:28
Yellow Snow Chai Tea. :lol:
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: appleshampooid on 08 Jan 2009, 23:38
I love Dora's laid-back attitude on sexuality.  Remember when she flashed Marten?  Good times...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 08 Jan 2009, 23:39
Man, "laid-back attitude on sexuality" is pretty much the most accurate full description of Dora that I can imagine.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Jeff7 on 08 Jan 2009, 23:52
Damn you, Marten. Damn you.

Only another boob-flash from Dora could cure this.


Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: snubnose on 08 Jan 2009, 23:55
Marten will burn in hell ! :evil:

:roll: :laugh:

Seriously, today Marten and Dora seem to have switched roles. Today Marten is the over-sensitive one.


Why am I not surprised that Dora didn't have a problem with it? :lol:
Err .. because her boyfriend immediately ran to her and confessed, totally guiltfull ? And its just seeing a single breast of another woman, for a short moment, mostly by accident. I doubt many women will have a problem with that. And I really wouldnt want a girlfriend who had.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: snubnose on 09 Jan 2009, 00:11
I am very new to QC and this forum, but I am not sure if I should be amazed or horrified by the number of people who want Hannelore, biblically speaking. Maybe it is just because I am a girl, but I always saw her as the kind of person you would just want to hug and to tell "it'll be okay." Well, maybe not hug, but at least get her some Mr. Clean wipes as a birthday gift or something and help her count the ripples in each wipe...
Well, she's kind of the climax of the "cute girl" type, and a very funny and interesting person on top of that. That she is unable to be a girlfriend as such, even unable to be hugged, only makes her even cuter.

And while you complain about what girls we get attracted to, I got a TON of questions what the heck you girls like about certain men. Almost every thread of women showing men they like freaked me out. Women have really, really weird ideas about what kind of men they like. The nice guy type I would choose for my sister isnt exactly popular amongst those.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ViridianStar on 09 Jan 2009, 00:18
Aw, today was really sweet. Guys like Marten should NEVER be allowed to be single <3
Also, on the taking advantage of Hanners front, I don't think I'd be able to resist.. She's really cute :)

And Tybalt, SirJuggers, some of us have been reading/lurking. I like to think I'm a courteous Noob.. Please don't judge us all as idiotic. I joined to discuss the comic with fellow fans, not to be apprehended for being new.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 09 Jan 2009, 00:33
SirJuggers? I like that... has a certain ring to it... But thanks Viridian. We try to judge by the quality of the post, not the postcount. But all too often it doesn't matter which you look at first, you reach the same conclusion. We appreciate those like you who actually lurk around. I know my own measly double-digit postcount doesn't exactly shine compared to a lot of this forum's numbers, but it's the thought that counts.

And I am now going to go find your Hi I'm New thread. And there had better be one  :x




(kidding on the seriousness there. Totally kidding)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Shadowood on 09 Jan 2009, 00:56
The art in the past few days has been amazing, even compared to the already-amazing artwork earlier. I'm not sure what Jeph's been doing differently (the faces are striking me as rounder and shorter, but I'm not exactly sure), but I like it.

I'm not sure - do I count as a newb if I've been here for at least a year or so (in my recollection, at least), but rarely post? =b
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirJuggles on 09 Jan 2009, 01:05
That's exactly what I meant. Postcounts tend to be lower in the WCT than in the rest of the forums because we don't seem to get involved in the same sort of running conversations that other parts of the forum occasionally do. That, and a great many people post ONLY in the WCT, which greatly limits the window. So no, as long as you've been around for a while and most importantly know what you're talking about, you're no newb.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Thaes on 09 Jan 2009, 02:12
Dora looks like she has a mullet

why does dora look like she has a mullet

Her hair must grow similarly to mine, which (if allowed to grow long enough) looks kinda like it was a mullet, as well.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: snubnose on 09 Jan 2009, 02:17
The art in the past few days has been amazing, even compared to the already-amazing artwork earlier. [...]
Now that you talk about it ... true. Guess the next step has to be going all Royo (or how this fantasy painter with the many nude women was called again). There is just no way to improve anymore with classical comic style alone !
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: HeadwoŁnd on 09 Jan 2009, 02:22
That's exactly what I meant. Postcounts tend to be lower in the WCT than in the rest of the forums because we don't seem to get involved in the same sort of running conversations that other parts of the forum occasionally do.
I'm no fan of displayed postcounts on forums anyway. No pros I can think of, lots of cons.


on topic: scary shrinked-iris-Dora is scary, while wimpy Marten is wimpy.
Out of context I'd describe the look in her eyes in the second last panel as maniacal į_į
go ahead, over analytical folks, look for more signs that indicate Dora fighting an outburst of irrational jealousy
"No problem, honey, ha ha ha" |-D *tremble*
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SuperSUGA on 09 Jan 2009, 02:30
I am very new to QC and this forum, but I am not sure if I should be amazed or horrified by the number of people who want Hannelore, biblically speaking. Maybe it is just because I am a girl, but I always saw her as the kind of person you would just want to hug and to tell "it'll be okay." Well, maybe not hug, but at least get her some Mr. Clean wipes as a birthday gift or something and help her count the ripples in each wipe...
I have a theory that out of a female cast in a film/TVshow/comic a certain type of geek male will become attracted to the most socially inept or mentally unstable. See the huge following for River in Firefly, who spends most of the series in various states of breakdown.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Ghanima Atreides on 09 Jan 2009, 03:24
My boyfriend once saw one of my friends entirely naked (long story involving sleepovers and alcohol, she still doesn't know to this day). My reaction was somewhat similar to Dora's, the first question I asked was "So? What did she look like naked then?" Basically we got a good laugh out of it.

Marten's reaction is exactly what I would've expected from him, heh.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: TheReaper on 09 Jan 2009, 04:02
..counting snowflakes?


Really?

Tone it down Jeph, this level of OCD is seriously implausible for someone not in a mental hospital.  Hell, implausible for anyone, really.

On another note, Marten looks really broad-shouldered in panel 1.  Good if that's going to be permanent, but it looks a little awkward.

Little. Talking. Robots.

EDIT: Also, I know I sound like a broken record, but the art is really, really good lately. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it just clicks wonderfully.
Also...
"See the huge following for River in Firefly, who spends most of the series in various states of breakdown."
That could be contributed to the fact that she was A: Not a prostitute, B: Not married, and C: Played by Summer Glau. (That last part is like 95% of the reason, though.)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Angafirith on 09 Jan 2009, 05:13
Is it just me or does Dora have a sort of excited look in that second-to-last panel?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: wargrafix on 09 Jan 2009, 05:31
lol, inevitable next question by Dora,"Martin, did you motorboat them?"
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ViridianStar on 09 Jan 2009, 07:47
SirJuggers?
Ouch, sorry >__< I posted that at around 7am where I am.
And thanks for being understanding, anyway ^^

Also, there's mostly been negative comments about Dora having two-tone hair -  I quite like it.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: celticgeek on 09 Jan 2009, 08:31
... you know that is the first mentionings of someone saying that someone or themselves are indie... which I don't think has been done since the very early days... I like it... :-)

ex.:
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=9

... there's one where Martin and Sven, I think, start talking about the concerts they've been to etc, but I can't find it, nor do I remember the exact number or title.... :S

Sven And Marten Compare Concerts (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=332)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Shok Xone Studios on 09 Jan 2009, 09:14
Dora looks great in this comic; I especially like her facial expressions. At first glance I thought she was copy & pasted in the last two panels, but then I spotted all the tiny little differences that shows they were drawn separately. So congrats, Jeph, you are a far more patient artist than I am.

Oh, and here's my ten bucks. *lost the bet from yesterday*
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mr. Skawronska on 09 Jan 2009, 09:17
Quote
See the huge following for River in Firefly, who spends most of the series in various states of breakdown.

I suspect I already mentioned that for a certain portion of geekdom, "stickin it in the crazy" is a rather common hobby.

Imagine how disappointed those geeks would be if they actually MET Summer Glau and realized she was neither crazy NOR socially inept.

Oooh.  Awkward.


About today's comic...

Dammit, Jeph...take a great story arc, with incredible potential for drama...

...and it all occurs inside Marten's head.

What's sad is that is pretty much the most believable outcome, once you erase all the fantasies expressed by the fan base here.

"I saw Hanners' TITS!  I AM A BAD PERSON WAAAAAH!!!"

Yup.  Thaaaaat's the Marten we know and love.

And it just cements the fact that he really is in love with Dora.

Good for them.

Besides, that means that Hanners is still available...hurr hurr...

*rimshot*

So, well played, Jeph.  Well played.

S
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Shok Xone Studios on 09 Jan 2009, 09:46
Imagine how disappointed those geeks would be if they actually MET Summer Glau and realized she was neither crazy NOR socially inept
Then the realization strikes that she probably IS capable of kicking ass, so the kidnapping plot goes right out the window.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ecstaticjoy on 09 Jan 2009, 10:02
great art today and lately, it's amazing what a difference from the start. I know I'm not the first person to mention, but it's still true. beautiful!
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: raoullefere on 09 Jan 2009, 10:03
I don't think Dora's hair is a mullet (not 'business' enough in the front), and I much prefer it to the black helmet she'd taken to sporting. In fact, I wonder if she ought to keep dyeing the ends, although that may be hell to draw. And I think in the last panel Dora's eyes are widened in amazment, not mania. The mania-eyes occur in the previous panel where she asks if Marten got a good look at the Hanner-tit.  :-D

Poor Dora. Tai's piercing, Hanners' flashóall that stuff she'd enjoy, witnessed by Marten, who is, of course, horrified. Must be frustrating.

I am not sure if I should be amazed or horrified by the number of people who want Hannelore.
Actually, I had no such inclination until Jeph drew her looking dead sleepily incapacitated. Hence my statement that I found it troubling.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Heavyoak on 09 Jan 2009, 10:26
Okay, I'm not usually one to lust after Hanners, but GOD DAMN.

Fanservice much?  Not that I'm complaining...

hells yea!

Hehe I so envy Marten now, he's holding the one and only Hanners ! :wink:

And she's wearing hardly much, too. :angel:


I so wish I could take martens place right now. I would just lift the lovely hanners up and carry her in and say good night. :angel:

I'm surprised that no one's all "OMG HANNERS MIGHT HAVE LONG HAIR TOO", considering all of her fans here. Maybe no one else thought of it yet.
na she looks much cuter in short hair.

 
I would totally take advantage of Hanners, whose with me?
I am. butI would be care full as so not to leave any trace of any thing.

Jeph is finally killing off Hanners! SWEET!  :evil:

YOU BASTARD!!


Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: twilightneko on 09 Jan 2009, 13:09
omg! she would be counting the snowflakes. :( poor Hanners..

Panel 4 Dora's face. PERFECT for her dialogue.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: chrisa1 on 09 Jan 2009, 14:15
lol, inevitable next question by Dora,"Martin, did you motorboat them?"

My question is, for Hanners, would it be atypical to go bra-less? Wouldn't it be characteristic of someone with OCD to be particularly fastidious with personal appearance, hence to be careful with their undergarments?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: sudamerican on 09 Jan 2009, 15:33
i dont like dora's new hair.
i need more beer
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Stoutfellow on 09 Jan 2009, 15:58
My question is, for Hanners, would it be atypical to go bra-less? Wouldn't it be characteristic of someone with OCD to be particularly fastidious with personal appearance, hence to be careful with their undergarments?

It might depend on her meds. We've seen her pantsless before: http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=800 (http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=800).
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: themacnut on 09 Jan 2009, 17:01

Why am I not surprised that Dora didn't have a problem with it? :lol:
Err .. because her boyfriend immediately ran to her and confessed, totally guiltfull ? And its just seeing a single breast of another woman, for a short moment, mostly by accident. I doubt many women will have a problem with that. And I really wouldnt want a girlfriend who had.

You're right of course, but some women are insecure enough to freak at the very notion of their boyfriend seeing any part of another woman's naughty bits. I can easily imagine Marten's conversation with Faye (if he had started dating her) about this going very differently, and for Marten, possibly very painfully. (Remember, Faye's still got issues).
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: frances65406 on 09 Jan 2009, 17:43
I thought the comic was brilliant :) I especially love the quote from Dora at the end. and Marten's facial expression was AWESOME <3
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: AnkhWL on 09 Jan 2009, 17:52
My question is, for Hanners, would it be atypical to go bra-less? Wouldn't it be characteristic of someone with OCD to be particularly fastidious with personal appearance, hence to be careful with their undergarments?

It might depend on her meds. We've seen her pantsless before: http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=800 (http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=800).

QFT. It really depends on the meds and whats going on with the person at the moment. Unless Hanners has a specific compulsion with being well-kept (and I've seen a few strips where she isn't), then people have days where they don't care about their appearance. Plus if she was out in the snow counting snowflakes for four hours ... well I'd say that keeping up her appearance was not on her mind at the time.

I loved today's comic. Its always fun to see Marten flustered and Dora just brushing it off, and I understand where Dora is coming from too.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Kugai on 09 Jan 2009, 17:59
Imagine how disappointed those geeks would be if they actually MET Summer Glau and realized she was neither crazy NOR socially inept
Then the realization strikes that she probably IS capable of kicking ass, so the kidnapping plot goes right out the window.
Either that, or dealing with the four large gentlemen named Bud, 'Tank', Joe and Karl who discretely follow her entourage.


Awww Marten cuteness.  I love the way he confesses here.

Is it just me, or does Dora look all excited in the last two panels?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 09 Jan 2009, 18:16
Is it just me, or does Dora look all excited in the last two panels?

Oh crap. The last thing we need is Handora shippers.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Kugai on 09 Jan 2009, 18:32
Is it just me, or does Dora look all excited in the last two panels?

Oh crap. The last thing we need is Handora shippers.

How about Marhandora shipping?

*Laughs manicly*
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: raoullefere on 09 Jan 2009, 20:10
Oh, hell, why not a Penewiltaifaystesveravemarhandora. Which I suppose amounts to an orgy, also known cologuillay (here) as 'all gettin' nekkid and gettin' in a pile.'

Curiously, it also vaguely reminds me of the titles of one of the Hindi epics. Go figure.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Tybalt on 09 Jan 2009, 21:40
Penewiltaifaystesveravemarhandora-SIZE.

From now on, all the people who want hantai are going to get Penewiltaifaystesveravemarhandorasize spammed in their inbox.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Heavyoak on 09 Jan 2009, 21:44
Is it just me, or does Dora look all excited in the last two panels?

Oh crap. The last thing we need is Handora shippers.

Or do we?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Kugai on 09 Jan 2009, 22:20
Penewiltaifaystesveravemarhandora-SIZE.

From now on, all the people who want hantai are going to get Penewiltaifaystesveravemarhandorasize spammed in their inbox.

You spamma my inbox I reporta you messages
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ecstaticjoy on 10 Jan 2009, 00:51
Penewiltaifaystesveravemarhandora-SIZE.

From now on, all the people who want hantai are going to get Penewiltaifaystesveravemarhandorasize spammed in their inbox.

where do i sign up?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: danjc2 on 10 Jan 2009, 09:16
I can proudly say that i have been reading QC since issue 1111. AKA the April Fool's issue when XKCD redirected me to this wonderous and much more regularly available humour. i spent April's 1-3 reading the ENTIRE archive. and haven't looked back, except to reread. I have to admit though, when you do read through all of the comics, starting from the VERY beginning and coming through, its such a smooth transition that it wasnt until i looked back i realised just how far Jeph had come. it didnt happen overnight folks, Jeph's certainly put a lot of work into it, and he deserves a lot of kudos for bringing us this marvellous comic.
On another note, i think Dora's face in the last two panels really shows how far the art has come. only the slightest changes made her face go from surprised to that slightly cutsey loving look. excellent job.

PS i know im a lurker who comes on to say random points. its how we roll.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: masquerade on 10 Jan 2009, 09:32
My question is, for Hanners, would it be atypical to go bra-less? Wouldn't it be characteristic of someone with OCD to be particularly fastidious with personal appearance, hence to be careful with their undergarments?

She may not be bra-less. My boobs fall out of my bras all the time. They absolutely REFUSE to be contained.
Then again, hers look to be at least three cup sizes smaller than mine...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 10 Jan 2009, 10:41
I think you missed some.

Winpenewiltaifaystesveravemarhandorasizebo
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 10 Jan 2009, 11:06
not only have we seen her pantless, but shes often said she puts her underpants on inside out, so it makes perfect sense that even if she is ocd that shes not fastidious about her garment wearing. on a similar note why are you people so nitpicky about this comic?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mr. Skawronska on 10 Jan 2009, 11:09
Quote
on a similar note why are you people so nitpicky about this comic?

Many of us love Hanners because we can relate to her.  I'll let you put two and two together.

S
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 10 Jan 2009, 11:17
the point is not relating to the characters, my thing is people get all nitpicky about something someone says or does because you dont think its "cannon" to the previous story line. its like when people complain that in lotr pippins hand are bound in one scene, unbound in the next shot then bound again in the shot following that. cant you look past that and just enjoy the cartoon?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: SirFozzie on 10 Jan 2009, 11:33
Is it just me, or does Dora look all excited in the last two panels?

Oh crap. The last thing we need is Handora shippers.

There's a joke about opening Handora's Box there... But I'm going to stay away from any lesbian 'shipping that refers to boxes.

(what do you mean I just did)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 10 Jan 2009, 12:09
You know, I realized that joke as soon as I posted it, and realized that trying to keep discussion of "Handora's Box" to a minimum was a good idea. :P
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Heavyoak on 10 Jan 2009, 13:04
Is it just me, or does Dora look all excited in the last two panels?

Oh crap. The last thing we need is Handora shippers.

There's a joke about opening Handora's Box there... But I'm going to stay away from any lesbian 'shipping that refers to boxes.

(what do you mean I just did)

do want handoras box.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 10 Jan 2009, 13:20
That part that est said about not being creepy?

Yeah, I'd listen to that.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: NightOfTheLepus on 10 Jan 2009, 14:32

She may not be bra-less. My boobs fall out of my bras all the time. They absolutely REFUSE to be contained.
Then again, hers look to be at least three cup sizes smaller than mine...

this post is useless without pics.


(yeh, i know.   but i figured someone oughta say it....)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: GreatGonzo on 10 Jan 2009, 15:15
At least you were classier than some patientsresidents here; you didn't say, "PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN".
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Mr. Skawronska on 10 Jan 2009, 16:59
Patients?  You mean we get MEDS??

Ooooo...Thoooorazine....

S
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: MrMonk on 10 Jan 2009, 17:04
its like when people complain that in lotr pippins hand are bound in one scene, unbound in the next shot then bound again in the shot following that.

Crap. Now I have to go find that.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: masquerade on 10 Jan 2009, 19:26
http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,20435.msg758160.html#msg758160 (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,20435.msg758160.html#msg758160)
Happy?  :-P
Keep in mind I was seventeen here...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 10 Jan 2009, 20:07
its in the two towers when aragorn is tracking the hobbits, after they meet up with the riders of rohan
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: GreatGonzo on 10 Jan 2009, 20:34
Keep in mind I was seventeen here...

So no perving!

(Not that anyone on the QC forums would do that.)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: masquerade on 10 Jan 2009, 20:54
Oh no, never. I'm older now but look much the same. Except I tend to be lazy and just let my hair stay curly most of the time. A la http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v155/221/6/22622907/n22622907_33079506_1921.jpg (http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v155/221/6/22622907/n22622907_33079506_1921.jpg). Going to stop posting piccars now because I don't want to get in trouble.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 10 Jan 2009, 22:37
on the 10 scale....... 8.4 damn fine.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: GreatGonzo on 11 Jan 2009, 05:44
[snippage] Going to stop posting piccars now because I don't want to get in trouble.

Umm . . . I think there has to be actual physical contact for that to happen.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/202550.html
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: raoullefere on 11 Jan 2009, 06:53
I think you missed some.

Winpenewiltaifaystesveravemarhandorasizebo
It was not a mistake. Pintsize and Winslow, however interesting, are appliances. There, I said it: sensually, I'm a fleshist.*

Jimbo is much too peripheral a character. If ya include him then you have to throw in Ellen, Meena, her axe murderer roommate, Benji, Angus, Faye's sister, Ms. Vance, and the Bianchi elders. And probably god knows who else.

       Make a heluva pile, though.
      /
   :-D

*But not, I repeat, not a member of the ARM.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 11 Jan 2009, 07:00
But Pintsize was already in the shipmanteau, before I edited it. ;)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: raoullefere on 11 Jan 2009, 08:14
Tybalt added size. I leave you to your own conclusions about that.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: Jedit on 11 Jan 2009, 09:58
Keep in mind I was seventeen here...

So no perving!

Come to the UK.  Age of consent is 16 here, perv away.  :)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: bhtooefr on 11 Jan 2009, 10:12
Age of consent in Ohio is also 16...
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: masquerade on 11 Jan 2009, 10:21
on the 10 scale....... 8.4 damn fine.

/blush

[snippage] Going to stop posting piccars now because I don't want to get in trouble.

Umm . . . I think there has to be actual physical contact for that to happen.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/202550.html

Cutest way to say you're knocked up EVER.
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ecstaticjoy on 11 Jan 2009, 17:40
what did I walk in on?
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 11 Jan 2009, 17:57
not sure. people... uh being pervy. (hit that doughnut)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: ecstaticjoy on 12 Jan 2009, 01:50
was that sexual reference to this? (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1130)
Title: Re: WCT January 5-9
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 12 Jan 2009, 12:15
that was actually a referance to a completely different website. www.cutewithchris.com  (http://www.cutewithchris.com)