Jeph Jacques's comics discussion forums

Comic Discussion => QUESTIONABLE CONTENT => Topic started by: Kwaping on 25 Apr 2013, 08:40

Title: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Kwaping on 25 Apr 2013, 08:40
Jeph, you have a dog. You know dogs - they do funny things. How about having a QC character adopt a dog? Faye would be a good bet.

Just throwin' that out there.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Apr 2013, 09:51
but they already have cats
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Neko_Ali on 25 Apr 2013, 10:12
And Pintsize....
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Apr 2013, 10:15
and winslow:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/906828_10151520975110376_1574086888_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Loki on 25 Apr 2013, 10:29
And snakes (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2019). Well, briefly. (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2020)

And Tequila Monsters.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Apr 2013, 10:38
I thought The Pugnacious Peach was the type to be a dog person but Jeph said once that if she had a pet it would be a cat.

Most of them are in apartments, which makes dogs more difficult.

Make it really interesting: have an AnthroPC adopt a dog.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Mr_Rose on 25 Apr 2013, 10:45
Yes. Momo should adopt an annoying yappy rat-dog and call it Pintsize.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Apr 2013, 10:47
How would a dog react to something that didn't smell alive taking care of it?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Loki on 25 Apr 2013, 10:57
That's an interesting question. Maybe there is merchandise to make AnthroPCs... smell alive?

I forgot to say: There is someone else the main cast already adopted (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2298).

Also, Hannermom has at least one whale shark (http://www.questionablecontent.net/994). Possibly piranhas by now too.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Welu on 25 Apr 2013, 16:44
I'm in favour of more dogs in the strip. Steve seems like he'd have a big dog.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Apr 2013, 17:09
There is Henry and Maurice.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: cesium133 on 25 Apr 2013, 17:26
"Okay, I'll go abopt one now" (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=846)
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Rghfrgl on 25 Apr 2013, 19:26
 I think a big, slobbery dog would just end up giving Hanners a heart attack.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Bluesummers on 25 Apr 2013, 20:06
Hmm....dora?

Wait...

Mieville + Dog = BAD

That poor dog...
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Sidhekin on 25 Apr 2013, 22:29
It's the cats and dogs that are strangers to one another that don't get along.  If someone with a cat gets a young enough dog (puppy!), it will learn that the cat is (the boss and) not a toy, and the cat will learn that the dog is no danger, and they'll work out.

Usually.

Anyway, I'm content to let Jephzibah write the comic.  And I note that Shebly has already appeared.  8-)
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Apr 2013, 22:39
Sam.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: mustang6172 on 25 Apr 2013, 22:50
Tai strikes me as a dog person.

Sooner or later she'll be tired of stroking pussy.  :-D
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Apr 2013, 23:06
Does Tai have the responsibility and sustained attention to take care of a dog?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: jwhouk on 25 Apr 2013, 23:24
My cat would have said, "NO DOGGIES!"
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Kugai on 25 Apr 2013, 23:30
Tai strikes me as a dog person.

Sooner or later she'll be tired of stroking pussy.  :-D


*THWEEEEEEEEEET*

FOUL!!!

20 minutes in the Dogbox.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Storel on 26 Apr 2013, 03:01
Does Tai have the responsibility and sustained attention to take care of a dog?

Mmmmmmmmmmm... no.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: bhtooefr on 26 Apr 2013, 03:22
It's the cats and dogs that are strangers to one another that don't get along.  If someone with a cat gets a young enough dog (puppy!), it will learn that the cat is (the boss and) not a toy, and the cat will learn that the dog is no danger, and they'll work out.
Or the cat decides that he actually LIKES getting dragged around by a dog that only grew up to twice his size, and will happily just sit there while he's getting dragged all over the house. As my mom found out when she got a miniature Australian shepherd, that stopped growing right at the toy/mini line.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Lubricus on 26 Apr 2013, 05:01
What we need is more FROGLORD!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 28 Apr 2013, 00:09
Maybe Jeph will introduce a dog so he can write more poop jokes.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: KOK on 28 Apr 2013, 01:29
Samantha would be a good dog owner I think.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Masterpiece on 28 Apr 2013, 14:02
well, apparently Marten was considering getting a pet, (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2354) albeit half-heartedly.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 06 May 2013, 12:25
What if Mieville were the one who adopted the dog? He might feel some responsibility toward it in that case.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: rschill on 06 May 2013, 12:43
http://www.questionablecontent.net/695 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/695)
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Carl-E on 06 May 2013, 12:56
"Arf" says Sandy. 

Dogs are very forgiving - they love you regardless of any shortcomings you may have. 




Might do Marten some good...
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Smallest on 07 May 2013, 09:30
Steve is actually a good bet. Didn't he have a house when he had the tequila monster visiting?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: cesium133 on 09 May 2013, 22:44
Apparently Emily has five of them.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Kugai on 09 May 2013, 22:46
Actually, I think the real question is should a Dog adopt one of the Characters.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: TinPenguin on 10 May 2013, 02:04
Should we recognise all these dogs? Shebly is there of course, but some of the others look familiar...
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Carl-E on 10 May 2013, 08:01
So Emily's a dog walker in addition to being a Library intern...

Probably just does it as a favor to all her neighbors - the old nudists, the weird guy up the road who draws comics, ...
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: KOK on 10 May 2013, 08:13
Dale is a dogwalker. Even so, I am not at all sure that Marigold should get a dog.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: rschill on 10 May 2013, 08:32
If anyone should get a dog, I think it should be one of the AIs. 
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: FunkyTuba on 12 May 2013, 08:10
Should we recognise all these dogs? Shebly is there of course, but some of the others look familiar...

I think bottom right is Roswell, their newest family member adopted when he went to New Mexico:
https://twitter.com/jephjacques/status/322139005774880768/photo/1

The rest of them might be dogs belonging to other members of the Western MA comics collective (Jeff Rowland, Holly Post, rstevens, KC Greene, Andrew Hussie, etc) or just neighbors?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Rghfrgl on 12 May 2013, 08:24
I figured that was a corgi, but the build fits.

If anyone should get a dog, I think it should be one of the AIs.

Now I'm wondering if androids became a real thing, would a dog care? Would it treat it like part of the pack? Ignore it because it doesn't smell or feel alive? Giant chew toy?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 May 2013, 09:10
I'm thinking there would be an adjustment process there. Look at how animals tend to react when confronted with moving toys, or roombas or things. First they freak out. Then they chase it around, eventually it becomes 'toy' or 'eh, ignore it'.  Depending on the AnthroPC chassis they might be able to go from 'toy' to 'alpha pack member'. Someone with a chassis like Momo's could physically dominate a dog enough to get respect. But could you imagine say Pintsize with a big dog like a German Shepard? Chew toy might be the best he could hope for in status... They'd probably have to keep finding and digging Pintsize up after the dog buries him.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Loki on 12 May 2013, 09:20
Now I want to see Pintsize meet Shelby. Someone make a guest comic please.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: KOK on 12 May 2013, 09:49
How would  a dog react to Station?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Loki on 12 May 2013, 10:17
Probably not at all; as far as I know, most dogs are rather short-sighted. Also, I am not sure if a dog even sees a hologram the way we do; remember, their color perception is different.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 May 2013, 11:12
Well, they can see television and computer screens. Though they don't seem to pay much attention to the sights as much as the sounds. But you've seen videos of cats and dogs trying to catch an animal on screen.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 12 May 2013, 12:01
Sometimes the smaller dog in a pair can be alpha, so a small AnthroPC could conceivably do the same.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: themacnut on 21 May 2013, 05:11
Actually, I think the real question is should a Dog adopt one of the Characters.

I think your getting confused with cats. Cats adopt people, dogs get adopted BY people.

Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Zebediah on 21 May 2013, 06:22
Not entirely true. I got adopted by a dog once. And in an amazing non-coincidence, the dog's owner is now my wife.

The dog, alas, died a few years ago.  :cry:
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: DSL on 21 May 2013, 14:14
What Zebediah said. Dogs are expert, tnough, at letting us two-legs think we're in charge. I'm pretty sure my dog spent a great deal of time wondering how smart I was.
For an entertaining take on the subject, look up "Into Your Tent I'll Creep," by Eric Frank Russell.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 May 2013, 16:42
I forget the title but there's an Arthur Clarke story where the sole telepath on the alien ship makes contact with the minds of the dominant life form on Earth, reading their thoughts about how to manipulate humans by flattery and puppy dog eyes.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: DSL on 21 May 2013, 17:26
I forget the title but there's an Arthur Clarke story where the sole telepath on the alien ship makes contact with the minds of the dominant life form on Earth, reading their thoughts about how to manipulate humans by flattery and puppy dog eyes.

That's "Into Your Tent I'll Creep" and it's by Eric Frank Russell.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 May 2013, 19:46
Does the story end with the telepath's suspicions silenced when he dies in a tragic "accident" tripped by a dog?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Kugai on 21 May 2013, 19:49
That's a leading question
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: DSL on 21 May 2013, 20:13
Does the story end with the telepath's suspicions silenced when he dies in a tragic "accident" tripped by a dog?

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 May 2013, 23:52
OK. That's the one I remember, then. My memory usually doesn't screw up author attributions that badly ...
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Mr_Rose on 22 May 2013, 01:42
OK. That's the one I remember, then. My memory usually doesn't screw up author attributions that badly ...

Have you been playing with any dogs lately?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: DSL on 22 May 2013, 07:23
They're fuzzy! (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=787)
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: rschill on 25 May 2013, 18:59
They're fuzzy! (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=787)

I've used that as a coping mechanism before. 
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Carl-E on 25 May 2013, 19:16
I still do. 


It helps to have one at hand as a reference, though. 
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: pwhodges on 26 May 2013, 06:07
I have two; dog redundancy is important.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 31 May 2013, 23:49
If an AnthroPC can be installed in a spider body, why not in a dog or cat chassis?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Zebediah on 01 Jun 2013, 06:50
Or a bird. Yelling Bird is a bird chassis that got loaded with a personality from the same base code as Pintsize.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Kugai on 01 Jun 2013, 15:55
No, Yelling Bird got loaded with all the Dark Side aspects of Pintsize.

He is actually a Sith.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Neko_Ali on 01 Jun 2013, 16:04
Phah. Don't insult the Sith like that...
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: ankhtahr on 01 Jun 2013, 18:29
Initialising nerd mode…   loaded.


Are they following the rule of two, defined by Darth Bane?


Quote
Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody power, the other to crave it.

Then who is the master, and who is the apprentice? Is Pintsize the apprentice of yelling bird? Is he going to kill yelling bird to become master himself? Will he corrupt Winslow and have him his new apprentice?

By the way, what happened to Winslow?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Carl-E on 01 Jun 2013, 20:47
Like all Apple products, he's been made obsolete by being two or three generations old. 


Warning - while you were typing, Apple came out with yet another phone.  It doesn't do anything new, it just doesn't work with any of your old devices, so you have to buy one of everything else, too. 
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: hedgie on 08 Mar 2021, 20:13
Is there a reason that you felt the need to post this four times in as many places?
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Cornelius on 08 Mar 2021, 21:44
Probably a bot. Same thing was posted a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 08 Mar 2021, 22:07
Spammed posts have been removed. Hopefully I didn't break anything important in the process.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 08 Mar 2021, 23:13
Looks good.

That particular spammer has some problems generalizing from experience. She got banned in a heartbeat on her first visit. Should have figured out this place is defended.
Title: Re: Should a character adopt a dog?
Post by: Pilchard123 on 09 Mar 2021, 11:16
Awww, I missed the fun...