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Title: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: westrim on 23 Jun 2013, 11:34
There are of course many other distinctive styles of facial hair that may be pretty nice, but I didn't want 50 options in the poll. Soul patches are never an option.

So, will the focus on Dora or Sam continue, or will it switch to a different part of the gang?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 23 Jun 2013, 11:58
Different part of the gang. 

And if you wear a beard then it should be one that would make a dwarf proud - or ZZ Top jealous.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Kugai on 23 Jun 2013, 14:16
Or James Longstreet want to start the war again
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesariojpn on 23 Jun 2013, 17:08
So, will the focus on Dora or Sam continue, or will it switch to a different part of the gang?

The main QC characters dressed up as Final Fantasy characters.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Jun 2013, 22:02
Why the soul patch hate?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: maxh on 24 Jun 2013, 00:20
Is it just me or is the comic image broken/missing?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Akima on 24 Jun 2013, 00:21
Normal sleep-madness service has been resumed.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: pwhodges on 24 Jun 2013, 00:23
Is it just me or is the comic image broken/missing?

This has happened to me a couple of times (and today), and clicking the Previous and Next comic buttons has got me there.  I suspect there is some strangeness in the caching system that causes a delay at the update.  The Previous and Next URLs are less likely to have be cached recently, so behave better.  Because of the structure of the caching service, this effect might vary in different countries.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Jun 2013, 00:29
The Momo/Marigold relationship is hard to map into human terms (which may be the whole point!). Momo is acting like a mom, a kid sister, a big sister, and a close friend depending on the situation.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Sorflakne on 24 Jun 2013, 00:43
REAL PANTS ARE FOR SQUARES
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesariojpn on 24 Jun 2013, 00:57
REAL PANTS ARE FOR SQUARES

At the risk of skirting the anti-shipping rule, maybe those are yoga pants......maybe that you can see thru accidentally.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: lostradamus on 24 Jun 2013, 01:03
Finally... We get some momo. I've missed her
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 24 Jun 2013, 02:20
I love and support marigold"s sleep patterns.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Jun 2013, 02:36
Specials: Ambien Latte.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 24 Jun 2013, 03:01
I was a bit sad to not see a Dali option. :(
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 24 Jun 2013, 03:46
Wondering if our beloved author is projecting a little personal experience into the strip today? 
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 24 Jun 2013, 03:48
Considering the strip title, it would not surprise me.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Moanerette on 24 Jun 2013, 04:34
I'm probably projecting my own experience and biases here, but Marigold appears to be depressed. Happily, she has Momo to look after her. I'd love a companion AI!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: RyanW1019 on 24 Jun 2013, 04:49
I'm probably projecting my own experience and biases here, but Marigold appears to be depressed. Happily, she has Momo to look after her. I'd love a companion AI!

Depressed? Clearly you don't understand the extent to which we night hawks loathe the morning. I've taken a swing or two at people trying to get me out of bed early and had almost no recollection of it later.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Jun 2013, 04:53
Shows how little I know about fashion, but...how are those pants not "real"? They look like perfectly cromulent pants to me.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 24 Jun 2013, 05:01
They look like either pajamas or yoga pants.

If pajamas, not something you'd normally wear out in public. If yoga pants, their cromulence is questionable in public.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Lubricus on 24 Jun 2013, 05:07
Both Marten and Hannelore have visited CoD in their underwear, so pajama bottoms should be juuust fine!  :laugh:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Jun 2013, 05:21
How are yoga pants not "real" pants, though?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: pwhodges on 24 Jun 2013, 05:21
They look to me like leggings - a perfectly ordinary (if often inelegant) thing to wear around here.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Rghfrgl on 24 Jun 2013, 05:42
 If you don't have to answer to anyone's schedule but your own, which I don't think she does, the trick isn't to sleep earlier. It's to stay up later and later each day until you've come full circle.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Zebediah on 24 Jun 2013, 06:10
The Momo/Marigold relationship is hard to map into human terms (which may be the whole point!). Momo is acting like a mom, a kid sister, a big sister, and a close friend depending on the situation.

Momo is acting like a personal assistant to a CEO-type. Personal assistants often spend a lot of time managing their bosses - in the business world it's called "managing up" - and that's what Momo is doing. She's looking after Marigold's best interests, using whatever techniques are necessary to convince Marigold to do what she needs to do. This is clearly why Momo was matched with Marigold; Marigold needs help navigating social situations, as well as the occasional kick in the pants to get her motivated, and Momo will give her that.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Jun 2013, 06:13
No Riker goatee?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: RedWolf4 on 24 Jun 2013, 07:19
Well, I've heard that a good tazing is AKIN to a kick in the pants. . . . depending on placement of said boot.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Jun 2013, 07:23
Was that a pun? I can't tell.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: RedWolf4 on 24 Jun 2013, 07:31
I was referencing Momo's self defense mechanism, but if there was a pun in there, then. . . yes.

Yes it was.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Jun 2013, 07:49
I didn't see one, but you capitalized AKIN, which made me think you were using it as a word and as an acronym, although I have no idea what it could stand for.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: RedWolf4 on 24 Jun 2013, 07:51
Nah, just emphasis.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Jun 2013, 07:52
Oh. We do have italics, ya know :roll:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: RedWolf4 on 24 Jun 2013, 07:54
I do, but that was just easier.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr_Rose on 24 Jun 2013, 08:25
The Momo/Marigold relationship is hard to map into human terms (which may be the whole point!). Momo is acting like a mom, a kid sister, a big sister, and a close friend depending on the situation.

Momo is acting like a personal assistant to a CEO-type. Personal assistants often spend a lot of time managing their bosses - in the business world it's called "managing up" - and that's what Momo is doing. She's looking after Marigold's best interests, using whatever techniques are necessary to convince Marigold to do what she needs to do. This is clearly why Momo was matched with Marigold; Marigold needs help navigating social situations, as well as the occasional kick in the pants to get her motivated, and Momo will give her that.

That's not managing upward. Managing upward is phrasing your ideas such that if your manager fails to say no, you can claim they gave you permission to go ahead and/or construing the orders they do give in such a way as to allow you to do what you want regardless of what was actually intended. Basically treating your immediate superior as an incompetent moron who has to be worked around rather than with. For specific examples, see all of Dilbert ever.
It's also a close cousin of viziering, where you claim the manager's authority on your behalf without explicit authorisation.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 24 Jun 2013, 09:14
If it was a legitimate tazing, the human body has ways to shut that down.

There, there's your "akin" joke in the context of tazing.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Jun 2013, 09:17
Well done.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 24 Jun 2013, 09:52
If you're tazed for too long, that's exactly what you will be. :parrot:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: themacnut on 24 Jun 2013, 10:17
I approve of Marigold's choice of pants  :-D but she should at least wash up a bit before heading out...
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: FunkyTuba on 24 Jun 2013, 10:26
Did anyone else think that "Philosopher's Beard" sounds like Harry Potter slash fiction?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 24 Jun 2013, 10:32
I'm probably projecting my own experience and biases here, but Marigold appears to be depressed. Happily, she has Momo to look after her. I'd love a companion AI!

Depressed? Clearly you don't understand the extent to which we night hawks loathe the morning. I've taken a swing or two at people trying to get me out of bed early and had almost no recollection of it later.
this. A thousand times this.

Mornings suck.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Zebediah on 24 Jun 2013, 10:35
Given complete control of my schedule, I'll stay up until 2 AM and then sleep until 10 AM.

That being said, it's been at least ten years since I've had that much control of my schedule.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Y on 24 Jun 2013, 10:36
I approve of Marigold's choice of pants  :-D but she should at least wash up a bit before heading out...
I noticed she wears the same top she slept with, probably full of night sweat.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Sidhekin on 24 Jun 2013, 10:49
Why the soul patch hate?
Good question ...

(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag137/Sidhekin/soul-patch_zpsab551a22.png) (http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/Sidhekin/media/soul-patch_zpsab551a22.png.html)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 24 Jun 2013, 11:09
I have a 26 hour day rhythm. When I go to bed when I'm tired and get up when I wake up on my own, the times shift by around 2 hours a day.

I'm tempted to try the xkcd 27 hour day rhythm.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 24 Jun 2013, 11:26
Both Marten and Hannelore have visited CoD in their underwear, so pajama bottoms should be juuust fine!  :laugh:

There was a bit of a backlash over here a while ago about an advert for Tesco (a UK supermarket, for those not in the know). They kept asking people wearing pyjamas to leave the store - after having just released a TV advert explaining how you can shop at any time and illustrating the point by showing...people shopping in their pyjamas.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Rghfrgl on 24 Jun 2013, 11:28
Hanners, why are you there? Do you have a tiny silky girl beard like my grandma?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Sidhekin on 24 Jun 2013, 12:08
She's there in support of her Science Daddy.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 24 Jun 2013, 14:26
Aren't those the same purple sweat pants she's worn before?  Repeatedly?  As in, almost every time we see her? 


If she was asleep when Momo left (before 9, probably closer to 8 AM), and is waking at 6 PM, that's at least 9 - 10 hours of sleep, in addition to whatever she got before Momo left.  At the least she needs to brush the morning fuzz off her teeth, or she's going to knock over her barista when she gives her order...
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Jun 2013, 14:35
It makes sense that Momo was picked as an appropriate companion for Marigold, but isn't the compatibility test supposed to work both ways?

Momo did say Marigold is good to her, but I suspect Momo needs more interaction than she gets.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: K1dmor on 24 Jun 2013, 14:47
Wondering if our beloved author is projecting a little personal experience into the strip today?

 (http://i.imgur.com/w4MkXXN.jpg)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr_Rose on 24 Jun 2013, 14:57
Next tweet:
From @pengraffe: Jeph, quit sleep-tweeting already!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Kugai on 24 Jun 2013, 15:25
Purple pants

The Seventies


THE HORROR!!!  THE HORROR!!!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: RedWolf4 on 24 Jun 2013, 15:27
Flashing back to a bad HR Puff'n'Stuff acid trip, are we?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Kugai on 24 Jun 2013, 15:31
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Jun 2013, 16:46
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit!!!!!!!!!

Google "images: kugai purple tracksuit".  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Storel on 24 Jun 2013, 17:28
There are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit!!!!!!!!!
Not anymore, you mean?  :wink:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: RedWolf4 on 24 Jun 2013, 17:45
Oh, Kugai, you should have just stayed quiet. . .

*Prints and stores pictures in the blackmail cabinet.*
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Litch on 24 Jun 2013, 17:53
Dude, totally passed over a golden opportunity for some marigold butt fan service  :-(

(and soul patches are almost always douche flags).
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: henri bemis on 24 Jun 2013, 17:58
I can't be the only one who thought for a very long time that 'soul patch' was really 'sole patch' because it was the sole patch of hair on someone's face.  right?

I woke up at 5pm today, and sometimes I think my sleep cycle isn't fit for this planet.  Where's an AnthroPC when you need one?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: themacnut on 24 Jun 2013, 18:21
Long as you didn't have to be somewhere or see someone before 5pm, what's the harm?

Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Kugai on 24 Jun 2013, 18:38
There are no photos of me iThere are no photos of me in a purple tracksuit!!!!!!!!!
Not anymore, you mean?  :wink:

Fireplaces are useful.   :-D
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Rghfrgl on 24 Jun 2013, 20:44
Purple pants

The Seventies


THE HORROR!!!  THE HORROR!!!

In another time Marigold could have found social acceptance as a dirty hippy.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 24 Jun 2013, 22:53
Coffee Of Dale.

Discuss.

Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Jun 2013, 23:00
A male employee? Unprecedented.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 24 Jun 2013, 23:11
Unheard of. But then,

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeee Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaalleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Truec on 24 Jun 2013, 23:23
Hrrm.  If Dale is going to be making more regular appearances, I hope Jeph does something to make him a more likable character.

I'm already taking off points for not liking a car that smells like pizza.  I considered that a bonus back when I worked in pizza delivery.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Delator on 24 Jun 2013, 23:24
Jeph...stahp.

Stahp making Dale's glasses shiny.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: bjams on 24 Jun 2013, 23:29
Jeph has got to start the obvious Marigold/Dale love arc somehow, I guess injecting him into Coffee of Doom would be a good way to start.

*Edit: Added the word obvious, because I didn't make it want to seem like I'm shipping, I just feel like that's what Jeph is going to do, narrative causality compels him. I mean the tsundere Anime relationship parallel is just too good to pass up for Marigold.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Sorflakne on 24 Jun 2013, 23:33
I sense a coming disturbance in The Force...
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 24 Jun 2013, 23:59
Do we need to poll this? Any bets against Dora hiring Dale?

Don't look at me.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: no one special on 25 Jun 2013, 00:20
I hate it. 

I don't want Dale working at COD.  I mean, she's already got THREE employees, and is really so busy that she needs a fourth?  Obviously, we have no way of knowing that, so clearly that's not what bothers me about it.  It just doesn't fit that he'd work there.  UUUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH i really don't like it.  He's just a random throw-in character that no one really knows but Marigold?  Why throw him into the COD mix?  Why not just have him talk to Marigold and bring him in that way?  Besides, it... just.... dammit, it's just not right. 

Le sigh.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Jun 2013, 00:27
Jeph has got to start the obvious Marigold/Dale love arc somehow, I guess injecting him into Coffee of Doom would be a good way to start.

*Edit: Added the word obvious, because I didn't make it want to seem like I'm shipping, I just feel like that's what Jeph is going to do, narrative causality compels him. I mean the tsundere Anime relationship parallel is just too good to pass up for Marigold.

Welcome, new person!

Thank you for checking the rules first. In this case, the comic itself has shown some standard tropes of the boy-meets-girl plot. This would be considered "speculation" rather than "shipping".

A CoD employee without a uterus? Inconceivable!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 25 Jun 2013, 00:30
Unbearable even?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Sidhekin on 25 Jun 2013, 00:30
Nah, Marigold will hire him.

For what?  That will remain the topic of much speculation among the rest of the cast ... and of at least one poll.  8-)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Arancaytar on 25 Jun 2013, 00:34
A CoD employee without a uterus? Inconceivable!

Actually, the ability to conceive generally requires the presence of participants both with and without uteri.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Jun 2013, 00:40
"We're working on that technology!"
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: bjams on 25 Jun 2013, 00:40
Thank you Is it cold in here!

 And yes, it being 2:30 A.M. in my timezone has made me completely forget that the "bitchy female barista" thing is part of their image and Dora already wouldn't hire Marten partly because of that.

*Nevermind, it was actually Faye who said that. http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=657
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Welu on 25 Jun 2013, 01:08
Dale's close enough to Dora to have access to the Secret MenuTM. On phone so can't archive-fu it up. So I don't think it's out of nowhere for him to chance asking.
Unless one of the other workers suddenly becomes less available, I don't see Dale getting a job. It would be nice to see more of him.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Tova on 25 Jun 2013, 01:35
Ta da: secret menu ahoy.

http://www.questionablecontent.net/1640
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 25 Jun 2013, 01:44
I think he won't be hired, but he'll be hanging around just long enough to run into a slightly smelly, bed-rumpled Marigold as she gets her "morning" coffee. 

Whereupon they will both embarrass themselves and each other with their bizarre flirting rituals, purple pants and glowing glasses. 
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: LittleKing on 25 Jun 2013, 02:13
Yay for Dale working on CoD. I always thought QC needed more regular male characters. I'd prefer to see more of Steve, but I think Dale is a great character with a lot of potential.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 25 Jun 2013, 02:24
I hate it. 

I don't want Dale working at COD.  I mean, she's already got THREE employees, and is really so busy that she needs a fourth?  Obviously, we have no way of knowing that, so clearly that's not what bothers me about it.  It just doesn't fit that he'd work there.  UUUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH i really don't like it.  He's just a random throw-in character that no one really knows but Marigold?  Why throw him into the COD mix?  Why not just have him talk to Marigold and bring him in that way?  Besides, it... just.... dammit, it's just not right. 

Le sigh.

^this. I'm seriously hoping dora shoots him down.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Akima on 25 Jun 2013, 02:28
I hope Dale hasn't been playing Beethoven while delivering pizza...

I also hope he doesn't get hired at the CoD. It would feel a bit forced, I think. I mean... Dora, Fay, Hanners, Penelope, Cosette... How many baristas does Dora need?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: TinPenguin on 25 Jun 2013, 02:30
^this. I'm seriously hoping dora shoots him down.

I hope she doesn't shoot him down. I hope she politely says she isn't hiring. After spending all day walking around town, asking "You wouldn't happen to be hiring, would you?", getting shot down by a close acquaintance is not what a soul needs.

But the other trope relating to that phrase is that nobody is ever hiring, so likely he won't get a job at CoD, but as Carl-E said, he has arrived at just the right moment for Marigold to soon wish she'd put on real pants.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 25 Jun 2013, 02:32
Don't get me wrong, I do want ot see more of Dale, and possibly even Dale/Marigold (should such a thing ever actually occur), but i think him working at CoD is a TERRIBLE idea, any way you look at it.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: K1dmor on 25 Jun 2013, 02:44
 If he really needs the job, maybe they could use his help with..."Coffee and pastries Delivery", or getting rid of the spiders (? .

 
I hope Dale hasn't been playing Beethoven while delivering pizza...

 ISWYDT.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Lubricus on 25 Jun 2013, 02:57
ISWYDT.

Uh... "I Shall Wear Your Dress Tonight"?  :-P
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 25 Jun 2013, 03:17
"I See What You Did There" :P
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: crazdgamer on 25 Jun 2013, 03:28
The Penelope fanboy in me is saddened that another CoD employee means even less of a chance of a Penelope appearance.  Which is bad since I can't remember the last time we've actually seen Penelope. 
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Loki on 25 Jun 2013, 03:31
If he really needs the job, maybe they could use his help with..."Coffee and pastries Delivery", or getting rid of the spiders (? .

 
I hope Dale hasn't been playing Beethoven while delivering pizza...

 ISWYDT.
Someone explain it to me.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr_Rose on 25 Jun 2013, 03:36
I hope Dale hasn't been playing Beethoven while delivering pizza...

I also hope he doesn't get hired at the CoD. It would feel a bit forced, I think. I mean... Dora, Fay, Hanners, Penelope, Cosette... How many baristas does Dora need?
At least one more? Raven is still technically employed there IIRC, though on reduced hours…

Hey, maybe Penelope could get Dale hired on at the Horrible Revelation through whatshisname?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 25 Jun 2013, 04:29
Then he'll smell of beer , shattered dreams and lots of "Mr./Miss Right Now". 

Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: DSL on 25 Jun 2013, 04:34
Obviously a setup for running into Marigold, but ...

As a member of the Pizza Guild, would Dale know Pene ... er, Pizza Girl's secret? Would hilarity ensue? Or is that what we're expected to expect of the gag which Will Never Be Explained?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Nepiophage on 25 Jun 2013, 04:49
I for one am looking forward to seeing more of Dale, and even more so Dale/Marigold if it happens. The "Dale is creepy" faction are just intolerant, or much worse observers of human nature than JJ.  Dale is just clueless and over-enthusiastic about things -- an overgrown fourteen-yearold, in fact.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 25 Jun 2013, 05:14
ISWYDT.

Someone explain it to me.

It is difficult for a furriner to fully enjoy QC (and this forum) without occasionally peeking at  Urban Dictionary. (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ISWYDT)

Best to bookmark it.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: TinPenguin on 25 Jun 2013, 05:22
I think Loki means that he doesn't SWYDT.

Neither do I, come to mention it.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Jun 2013, 05:42
Yeah, neither do I...(re: Beethoven)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Loki on 25 Jun 2013, 05:48
Yes, I meant that's I don't see what Beethoven has to do with pizza.

...this whole talking of pizza makes me want pizza. Guess Domino's is getting some business tonight.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Jun 2013, 05:56
People, I know you aren't stoked of the thought of Dale working at Coffin of Doom, but you're missing the point:
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Redball on 25 Jun 2013, 06:09

It is difficult for a furriner to fully enjoy QC (and this forum) without occasionally peeking at  Urban Dictionary. (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ISWYDT)

Best to bookmark it.
And those furrin' to a more youthful culture.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Jun 2013, 06:37
The Secret Bakery lost an employee recently.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 25 Jun 2013, 08:25
People, I know you aren't stoked of the thought of Dale working at Coffin of Doom, but you're missing the point:
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

Is that pronounced with a "squee" at the end? 
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Jun 2013, 08:29
I don't squee.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Thrudd on 25 Jun 2013, 08:36
The Secret Bakery lost an employee recently.
That actually would make sense.
 Dora to say no but SB is in need of someone to do deliveries and help at the counter.
That way we would see more of him without him actually working at CoD, and his car would smell of fresh roasted beans and baked goods and that beats the hodgepodge of stale pizza toppings and grease any day of the year except for maybe Robbi Burns Birthday.
Come to think of it, a lot of the jobs I got in an earlier life were the result of someone I knew at a place I was applying to, telling me of one somewhere else where they knew a manager/owner.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 25 Jun 2013, 08:40
Ha!  Dale, Jim, and Elliott working together... oh, and what's-her-name, Renee? 


She's just one o' the guys, though. 



Oh, and that guy with the scar on his neck... never did find out who he was...
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 25 Jun 2013, 08:47
All of them working together on the burning giant blender thing.

I guess Renee could cope with that. As far as we know Faye is as cranky as Renee.

I don't think Dale would fit in at CoD. He just gets to meet Marigold. It's going to be interesting to see how exactly the peace offering worked out.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: toffee-skye on 25 Jun 2013, 09:31
i'm still in awe of Dale's permanent glasses-glare. i'd wear my specs all the time if they did that.

and i thought there was an unspoken rule that CoD must be manned by an all-women crew..
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Truec on 25 Jun 2013, 09:43
I for one am looking forward to seeing more of Dale, and even more so Dale/Marigold if it happens. The "Dale is creepy" faction are just intolerant, or much worse observers of human nature than JJ.  Dale is just clueless and over-enthusiastic about things -- an overgrown fourteen-yearold, in fact.

I'm going to avoid rehashing the entire creepy!|notcreepy! Dale argument again, and instead say that no matter which side of the fence, you're right about him being clueless, overenthused, and immature.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 25 Jun 2013, 10:07
I don't squee.

I've HEARD you squee :P
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 25 Jun 2013, 10:12
Perhaps his glasses are similar to that Google Glass thing that was in the new not too long ago.   He's got GPS/Smart-Phone/Game Status updates piped right to his face... he can see out but we can't see in.

We'll see,  hopefully Jeph explains it at some point.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 25 Jun 2013, 10:25
The Secret Bakery lost an employee recently.
But I don't see any of the usual suspects being quite experienced enough to carry out the duties of the day-shift manager of tSB or whatever title would best describe Padma's job. Faye possibly, but I doubt she is interested at this time with all the sculpting and such. HannerMom might like to see her daughter try out small time management, but I'm not sure Hanners would enjoy it? She might be a natural though (aided by generous amount of ativan)?

I don't quite understand the ongooing Daaaleeeeing. Was it not Dale who gave the word DAAANG (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1640) to QC? Ok, may be it was Dale1.0?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: FunkyTuba on 25 Jun 2013, 11:04
I don't understand the Dale hate... he's been shown to have ties to other characters than just Marigold, having him closer to the inner circle strengthens his character development opportunities, adding an employee would allow Dora to actually grow her business (should she decide to go after the wholesale coffee market with her best-we-know-of coffee in *hampton).

It feels like a story line that wants telling about a compelling character, looking forward to seeing where this goes.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Truec on 25 Jun 2013, 11:21
The thing is, he isn't a compelling character yet.  He's that guy who delivers pizza, is a good enough CoD customer to get secret menu privileges, and may or may not act in a creepy manner toward Marigold.  And he takes video games way too seriously.

Have I missed anything, or is that pretty much the sum total of what we know about Dale?

Not to say that I think this is a bad thing.  Note the qualifier 'yet' in my first sentence.  I think this is a great chance for Jeph to actually give Dale some characterization beyond being a weirdo game shut-in who acts questionable creepy toward another weirdo gamer shut-in.  The fact that he wants out of pizza delivery can be the start of some excellent character development, and Dale needs it.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Jun 2013, 11:39
The Secret Bakery could promote someone from within to fill Padma's position and recruit for the resulting vacancy.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: LordVaughn on 25 Jun 2013, 12:24
I can see Dale getting hired. I'd like to see a lot more characterization from him as well. We need another male character to get some more -positive- points upon him. As from what I've seen, many of the males introduced or became more regular in the past year or two have managed to get a bad rep, and somehow have managed to get some kind of unforgivable hate towards them.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Emperor Norton on 25 Jun 2013, 12:29
... Either you guys's coffee shops have really short hours or you work like, 80 hours a week. Because where I'm from 5 people with 2 on a shift (which we've seen almost constantly, 1 person on a shift at coffee of doom is the exception not the rule, hell 2 people plus Dora there isn't uncommon) would be working crazy hours to keep a coffee shop open. Keep in mind that Dora has to come in early on the mornings and roast coffee, and Hanners iirc is only part time.

Then again, maybe I'm just used to coffee shops in a college town where the bars close at 2am and coffee shops are open later to catch the too drunk to drive home yet crowd. And you have to be open early enough to grab the people going in to work.

The idea that there isn't room for another person is a bit weird to me. I always wondered how she ran it with so few when there were always two people on shift for most hours (which makes sense fictionwise because its hard to have interesting work conversations without coworkers)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: bjams on 25 Jun 2013, 12:40
The idea that there isn't room for another person is a bit weird to me. I always wondered how she ran it with so few when there were always two people on shift for most hours (which makes sense fictionwise because its hard to have interesting work conversations without coworkers)

Well I think CoD didn't get too many customers before they got that write up in the local alternative rag paper or whatever. Which is when she decided to hire more employees.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: tassaron on 25 Jun 2013, 14:55
I really suspect that Dora will turn Dale down in the next strip. I'm looking forward to potentially seeing more of him, though; I'd like to have more guys to ogle in QC.

Also, I think whether he and Marigold eventually have a romantic thing or not, there's an opportunity there for Marigold to get a new friend who maybe has more in common with her, which could be a healthy development, depending.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: K1dmor on 25 Jun 2013, 15:35
I hope Dale hasn't been playing Beethoven while delivering pizza...

 ISWYDT (I see what you did there).
Someone explain it to me.

I was gonna write the full sentence, but it sounds weird to me at that moment.

 I think She was making a reference to this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange_(film)).*

*Probably; if that was not the case, sorry Akima.

 EDIT: Now that you say it, Evangelion sounds more like it.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: DeusExLibris on 25 Jun 2013, 15:52
The thing is, he isn't a compelling character yet.  He's that guy who delivers pizza, is a good enough CoD customer to get secret menu privileges, and may or may not act in a creepy manner toward Marigold.  And he takes video games way too seriously.

Have I missed anything, or is that pretty much the sum total of what we know about Dale?

In his last major appearance (#2357) he mentioned that he had several other jobs besides delivering pizza (busing tables, walking dogs). So unless he's thinking of quitting all of those as well, he'd only be part-time at CoD.

I agree that Dale needs more characterisation if he's going to become a more regular character. He also needs more to do than just be that guy who seems to spend most of his time annoying Marigold. I'm not sure that joining the CoD staff is the best way to do that though. After all when was the last time we saw Cosette or Penelope? Or Raven?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesariojpn on 25 Jun 2013, 16:07
Is the last panel calling back to this? (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1719)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Jun 2013, 16:11
Nope, just another symptom of Jeph's chronic Butts Disease.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Jun 2013, 16:32
I'm still confused. Is there some connection between A Clockwork Orange and pizza?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Jun 2013, 16:37
Yeah...I don't see it either. Great movie, though.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Truec on 25 Jun 2013, 16:58
That was a Clockwork Orange reference?  I thought it was Evangelion.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Kugai on 25 Jun 2013, 17:55
This will get messy.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Storel on 25 Jun 2013, 17:57
I think he won't be hired, but he'll be hanging around just long enough to run into a slightly smelly, bed-rumpled Marigold as she gets her "morning" coffee. 

Whereupon they will both embarrass themselves and each other with their bizarre flirting rituals, purple pants and glowing glasses.

This ^. Now that you've explained it, I don't see how anything else can happen. It's dramatically necessary.  8-)

The Secret Bakery lost an employee recently.

And this ^. That'd be the perfect solution: CoD stays all-female, SB gets back up to full complement, Dale's car smells better (or at least different), and we get to see Dale more because CoD and SB already have a business arrangement (the coffee-for-pastries deal).

I'm still confused. Is there some connection between A Clockwork Orange and pizza?

Well, according to that Wikipedia link, the main character of the film is "a charismatic, sociopathic delinquent whose interests include classical music (especially Beethoven), rape, and what is termed 'ultra-violence'." We already know Dale likes to play WoW in a fairly violent manner; throw in a liking for Beethoven, and...?

At least, that's my interpretation of what K1dmor meant with that Clockwork Orange link, but I could certainly be wrong. Or Truec might be correct about it being an Evangelion reference instead.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: K1dmor on 25 Jun 2013, 18:04
 Oh no Storel, like...no.  :psyduck:

 I was thinking something more like: In the movie, they make the protagonist hear Beethoven when he's on "treatment"; then, he can't stand hearing his music again because of that.
 Dale works everyday delivering Pizza, and now he can't stand it anymore.

 But i bet it was an Evangelion reference  :-P .
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Rghfrgl on 25 Jun 2013, 18:31
Is the last panel calling back to this? (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1719)

Hanners stole Claire's kitty purse!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Tova on 25 Jun 2013, 19:30
I hope Dale hasn't been playing Beethoven while delivering pizza...

 ISWYDT (I see what you did there).
Someone explain it to me.

I was gonna write the full sentence, but it sounds weird to me at that moment.

 I think She was making a reference to this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange_(film)).*

*Probably; if that was not the case, sorry Akima.

 EDIT: Now that you say it, Evangelion sounds more like it.

I'll throw up a third theory, just to confuse you. I'd guessed that Akima was merely suggesting (someone obliquely) that Dale might go deaf if Hanners keeps screaming next to him like that. Your theories are clever, though.

I was reminded of a scene from my childhood.

Mum: Would you please get your brother? (who is at the other end of the house)
Me: *HEY BRO*!! (at the top of my lungs)
Mum: *sigh* I could have done that.
Me: *shrug*
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Storel on 25 Jun 2013, 19:51
Oh no Storel, like...no.  :psyduck:

 I was thinking something more like: In the movie, they make the protagonist hear Beethoven when he's on "treatment"; then, he can't stand hearing his music again because of that.
 Dale works everyday delivering Pizza, and now he can't stand it anymore.

 But i bet it was an Evangelion reference  :-P .

Ahh, I see. Never having seen A Clockwork Orange, or read the book, I just scanned the first few paragraphs of the Wikipedia article and took my best shot at figuring out what you meant.  :oops: Your explanation makes a lot more sense. 8-)

Since I've never read Evangelion, either, could someone explain the Evangelion reference?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: K1dmor on 25 Jun 2013, 20:27
 The "Ode to Joy", composed by Beethoven, is a popular song that you could hear playing in the TV series of Evangelion (not the manga).

 Also, one of the charactes (Guendo Ikari) looks a lot like Dale (or the other way around) and his glasses are shining most of the time too.

 (http://i.imgur.com/SGn20mL.jpg)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: westrim on 25 Jun 2013, 22:03
The "Ode to Joy", composed by Beethoven, is a popular song that you could hear playing in the TV series of Evangelion (not the manga).
If you do hear it while reading the manga, either you or someone nearby has good taste in music or you need psychiatric evaluation.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Jun 2013, 22:34
Looking at the comic again, I'm actually disappointed that Hannelore's shout didn't shock Dale into delighting his glasses.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesariojpn on 25 Jun 2013, 22:58
Also, one of the charactes (Guendo Ikari) looks a lot like Dale (or the other way around) and his glasses are shining most of the time too.

*cough cough* (http://www.questionablecontent.net/1693)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Sorflakne on 25 Jun 2013, 23:12
So are Dale's shiny classes going to be his signature attribute now, since they're showing up in normal situations even when Mari's not present?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: FunkyTuba on 25 Jun 2013, 23:27
Quote from: Penelope
We're right here.
Quote from: Cosette
We've been here all day.
Jeph you magnificent bastard.
[slow clap]
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: westrim on 25 Jun 2013, 23:29
Well, at least Jeph is aware that some of his stable of characters aren't getting their exercise.

I didn't realize that Dale was one strapping a backpack until this strip- I assumed it was a shoulder bag with only one strap.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: pwhodges on 25 Jun 2013, 23:34
The "Ode to Joy", composed by Beethoven, is a popular song that you could hear playing in the TV series of Evangelion (not the manga).

But it is still mentioned in the manga (when Shinji meets Kaworu the first time, he is sitting at a piano playing a tune he'd heard, and asks Shinji what it is - it's the Ode to Joy).

But honestly, Gendou glasses or no, it's easier to make the Beethoven link to Clockwork Orange than to Evangelion.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: pwhodges on 25 Jun 2013, 23:37
COMIC:

But Raven's still unaccounted for!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Jun 2013, 23:38
I miss Raven. I want to see her meet Emily.

Did Faye really pass up the chance to make a tasteless joke when Dora said she wasn't sure she had any openings?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Jun 2013, 23:47
The "Ode to Joy", composed by Beethoven, is a popular song that you could hear playing in the TV series of Evangelion (not the manga).
If you do hear it while reading the manga, either you or someone nearby has good taste in music or you need psychiatric evaluation.

....I'll just be off to make a phone call then.  :psyduck:


In other news, well played troll master general jephizba! Well played indeed.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Arancaytar on 25 Jun 2013, 23:48
Whew, Penelope and Cosette are still here.

I was worrying that the allosaurus might be on the loose again.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Loki on 26 Jun 2013, 00:52
*clap* Well done, Jeph!
I will contribute to the Beethoven discussion by pointing out that Ode to Joy is the hymn of Europe. So I suppose Akima hopes Dale is not European?  :? :mrgreen:


Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elysium,
wir betreten feuertrunken,
Strahlende, dein Heiligtum.
Deine Bande binden wieder,
was die Mode einst geteilt...



I don't know the text any further than that.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: snubnose on 26 Jun 2013, 01:20
COMIC:

But Raven's still unaccounted for!
DARN ! You beat me to it !

My first thought when I saw todays Comic.  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 26 Jun 2013, 01:39
Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elysium,
wir betreten feuertrunken,
Strahlende, dein Heiligtum.
Deine Bande binden wieder,
was die Mode einst geteilt...


Freude schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elysium,
wir betreten feuertrunken
himmlische dein Heiligtum.
Deine Zauber binden wieder,
was die Mode streng geteilt.
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

Wem der große Wurf gelungen,
eines Freundes Freund zu sein,
Wer ein holdes Weib errungen,
mische seinen Jubel ein.


That's as far as I can get. Our music teacher had us learn the text.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Mlle Germain on 26 Jun 2013, 01:44
I thought Raven was in college studying physics and that's why she doesn't work at CoD anymore. I know Jeph brought her back for a summer job, but college could have started again by now.
Hopefully we get to see more of Penelope again some time, I really like her. I have the feeling that characters become sort of boring to write when in a happy relationship, so they appear less (Penelope+Wil, Steve+Cosette). I guess I can understand that a little, but I still miss Penelope. And Wil was fun, too.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Akima on 26 Jun 2013, 02:12
I was thinking something more like: In the movie, they make the protagonist hear Beethoven when he's on "treatment"; then, he can't stand hearing his music again because of that. Dale works everyday delivering Pizza, and now he can't stand it anymore.
Exactly so. I had in mind the aversion therapy/brainwashing scene from "A Clockwork Orange" with the stench of pizza standing in for the drugs used on Alex.

Do comic characters have a quantum existence, like Schrödinger's Cat; simultaneously present and absent until the cartoonist includes them in a panel and collapses the probability wave?

Eau de joie sounds like a cheap perfume.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 26 Jun 2013, 02:25
Do comic characters have a quantum existence, like Schrödinger's Cat; simultaneously present and absent until the cartoonist includes them in a panel and collapses the probability wave?
This seems to be the case. "Bros, bros, bros!"

Hmm. Something doesn't fit. The bros also vanish immediately after having served their purpose. May be in the comic quantum physics the principle is: what has been seen/observed can also be unseen?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Zebediah on 26 Jun 2013, 04:22
Dora's missing a business opportunity here: Coffee of Doom Delivery. Dale delivers to your office coffee, pastries, and a cassette tape of Faye sassing you. Don't have a working cassette player? That's your problem.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: DSL on 26 Jun 2013, 04:39
Coffee and pastry delivery, sure. What are these cassette tapes of which you speak? (Kidding. I owned vinyl records before it was remarkable to do so.) However, it's past time to hire Marigold to update CoD's website to include a new -- Vine? (See how hip I am not?) -- of Faye's Sass of the Day, perhaps an insulting recitation of the Specials.

OK, Penelope and Cossette. Scene's over. Back in the counter cabinet.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: crazdgamer on 26 Jun 2013, 05:34
I thought Raven was in college studying physics and that's why she doesn't work at CoD anymore. I know Jeph brought her back for a summer job, but college could have started again by now.
Characters are still wearing short sleeves.  I'd put money down that it's still the same summer, so Raven should be around somewhere. 
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Hopefully we get to see more of Penelope again some time, I really like her. I have the feeling that characters become sort of boring to write when in a happy relationship, so they appear less (Penelope+Wil, Steve+Cosette). I guess I can understand that a little, but I still miss Penelope. And Wil was fun, too.
Agreed.  Despite her lack of screen time, Penelope is actually my favorite character. 
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: SomeCanadianWeirdo on 26 Jun 2013, 07:09
I suspect it will be a long time until we see any of the Secret Bakery folks again, other than maybe Sam.  Then again Amir reappeared after a long absence, so you never know.  It's probably time we see Wil and Sven again.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: jwhouk on 26 Jun 2013, 07:18
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee
God of glory, Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before thee
Opening to the sun above

...and that's about it for me.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Mlle Germain on 26 Jun 2013, 07:20
Characters are still wearing short sleeves.  I'd put money down that it's still the same summer, so Raven should be around somewhere. 

I admit I have no idea when college starts again in the US after the summer break. When university in Germany starts again, it's sometimes still warm enough to wear short sleeves (beginning of October), though not for very long.
If not to college, then maybe Raven went on a trip again. Canada? I suppose Jeph himself does not always invent excuses for characters in his head. It's probably mostly not a conscious decision when a character goes off-screen for a while. Must be hard to get everyone in with so large a cast. But I bet Sven, Wil and Raven will reappear sooner or later.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: FunkyTuba on 26 Jun 2013, 08:33
Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elysium


My friends and I, proficient in neither German nor choir, but expert at Def Leppard and Volkwagen commercials, always sung the first two lines:

Gunter glieben glauchen globen
Fahrvergnügen Guuuuten tag
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Jun 2013, 08:39
Most colleges and schools in the US start late August / early September (some wait until after the Labor Day holiday, which is the first Monday in September).  They run 14/15/maybe 16 week semesters (with some time off in November for our Thanksgiving, and maybe some in October for a mid-semester break) ending in December for the Christmas/New Year's holiday.  Then it's back sometime in January for another semester, running until early / mid May. 

Then there are the summer sessions, "May-mesters" (seriously, a whole course in under 5 weeks?) and other oddball sessions.  Also, some schools run on a "tri-mester" or quarter system, each session running 10 or 11 weeks with a two or three week break between each one.  The summer quarter is usually optional, and the winter one has a break in the middle for the holidays during which everything is forgotten. 

So yeah, short sleeves in late hot-as-hell August when everyone's back-to-school would not be unusual. 
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: FunkyTuba on 26 Jun 2013, 08:41
Dora's missing a business opportunity here: Coffee of Doom Delivery. Dale delivers to your office coffee, pastries, and a cassette tape of Faye sassing you. Don't have a working cassette player? That's your problem.

I had a post composed suggesting something along these lines, but then I got nervous that that might be hitting too close. Dora's got the best coffee we know about in *hampton, so growing her wholesale business would be fun to watch.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 26 Jun 2013, 09:16
Thinking of Raven, I seem to recall that she went to study physics as a grad student and not an undergrad. Generally physics departments pay stipends to their grad students so they don't have to find work during the summer and can stay and do research (or teach so that the professors can take a break during the summer).
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Game and Watch Forever on 26 Jun 2013, 09:26
Raven teaching a class? I think I'd pay to sit in on that.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 26 Jun 2013, 09:46
I would have to agree.  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Storel on 26 Jun 2013, 11:58
Quote from: Penelope
We're right here.
Quote from: Cosette
We've been here all day.
Jeph you magnificent bastard.
[slow clap]

This:
Quote from: Jeph
Also, now you know where Penelope and Cosette have been all this time. Just to the right.

was the part that made me laugh out loud.  8-)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: jmucchiello on 26 Jun 2013, 12:35
The thing is, he isn't a compelling character yet.  He's that guy who delivers pizza, is a good enough CoD customer to get secret menu privileges, and may or may not act in a creepy manner toward Marigold.  And he takes video games way too seriously.

Have I missed anything, or is that pretty much the sum total of what we know about Dale?
How much more do we know about Marigold Farmer? She's a computer geek instead of pizza deliveryperson. She's a gold farmer after all. She has poor hygiene. She takes video games even more seriously than Dale. She's been in orbit around the Earth.

Have I missed anything?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: westrim on 26 Jun 2013, 12:45
The thing is, he isn't a compelling character yet.  He's that guy who delivers pizza, is a good enough CoD customer to get secret menu privileges, and may or may not act in a creepy manner toward Marigold.  And he takes video games way too seriously.

Have I missed anything, or is that pretty much the sum total of what we know about Dale?
How much more do we know about Marigold Farmer? She's a computer geek instead of pizza delivery person. She's a gold farmer after all. She has poor hygiene. She takes video games even more seriously than Dale. She's been in orbit around the Earth.

Have I missed anything?

She likes Yaoi and likes Angus (though not to the degree that she did before, y'know, DRAMA), she has a AnthroPC that she cared about enough to get a human sized body at a price likely equivalent to a cheap car or more, she does web development, at least some of which is for her dad, she got face time (ifyouknowwhatImean) with a rocket scientist and lab time with a laser scientist, likes spathe ham, went to college with Angus, had a less than existent social life before adoption by the Marten and Faye Society for Wayward Youths, doesn't like beer, she has boobs that are literally bra popping, she has bad but slowly getting better self esteem, she can be bluntly rude and hypocritical, she and Sven banged each other on a sidewalk etc, etc (I added those before writing two more lines)... we know quite a bit.

Dale has had two jokes going so far; rivalry with Marigold and pizza delivery. Both had good runs and were amusing treatments of a character, but now Jeph is transferring him from joke character (like the Bros) to cast.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: SJCrew on 26 Jun 2013, 12:52
I think the reason Penelope and Cosette aren't appearing much these days is that Jeph is not interested in writing them at the moment. I do like his occasional throwbacks to forgotten characters, though, as they're usually well-timed and in good taste.

Penelope is a bit of a Plain Jane, bordering obnoxious at times, so I don't mind that she's not as common a face these days. It's Cosette that I want to see more of.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesariojpn on 26 Jun 2013, 13:51
I suspect it will be a long time until we see any of the Secret Bakery folks again, other than maybe Sam.  Then again Amir reappeared after a long absence, so you never know.  It's probably time we see Wil and Sven again.

I wanna see Natasha make an unexpected appearance, like she pops up as a new neighbor of Dora.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr_Rose on 26 Jun 2013, 14:25
Natasha is no more! All that remains now is the Spider Queen, tragic victim of a radioactive mutant spider robot byte that mutated her into a gestalt cyborg made of millions of tiny spiders. This wouldn't have made much difference overall, if it wasn't for her recent and sudden banishment from her new home under Coffee of Doom, which tipped her over the (very narrow) edge she was on, leading her to swear eternal vengeance on all barista-kind…
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesariojpn on 26 Jun 2013, 16:14
Natasha is no more! All that remains now is the Spider Queen, tragic victim of a radioactive mutant spider robot byte that mutated her into a gestalt cyborg made of millions of tiny spiders. This wouldn't have made much difference overall, if it wasn't for her recent and sudden banishment from her new home under Coffee of Doom, which tipped her over the (very narrow) edge she was on, leading her to swear eternal vengeance on all barista-kind…

Okay Sam, time out for you.....
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Kugai on 26 Jun 2013, 16:48
There is no spoon.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Jun 2013, 17:29
...she and Sven banged each other on a sidewalk...

INTO.  Banged into each other. 


Prepositions, people! 
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Jun 2013, 17:31
I was wondering if anyone else noticed that :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: FunkyTuba on 26 Jun 2013, 18:24
The thing is, he isn't a compelling character yet.  He's that guy who delivers pizza, is a good enough CoD customer to get secret menu privileges, and may or may not act in a creepy manner toward Marigold.  And he takes video games way too seriously.

Have I missed anything, or is that pretty much the sum total of what we know about Dale?

He has additional jobs (http://www.questionablecontent.net/1680) bussing tables and walking dogs (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2358). He's sufficiently good at the social aspects of WoW to be a leader of some kind (http://www.questionablecontent.net/1693) though he definitely bit off more than he could chew going after MarBear and afterward was suitably impressed (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2359).

Creepy though he may be, there's a fumbling human side to him as well (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1771). And, even though Marigold fired the first shot (http://www.questionablecontent.net/1668), he's got enough grace and social awareness to want to set things right after she bested him, and he knew Marigold's favorite pizza (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2414) was the way to do so.

Now he's in the CoD looking for a new gig, no longer satisfied to be permeated by pizza, showing he's got enough drive in him to want to change his situation for the better. I find that all compelling, and I'm impressed that Jeph was able to show all that in only about a dozen appearances.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Emperor Norton on 26 Jun 2013, 19:03
Ok, seriously, 5 of them are working at the same time Out of the 5 people who work there. Either CoD has CRAZY small hours, or Penelope and Cosette are magical elves working in the background that never leave the place.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Jun 2013, 19:05
There are bunks in the Sam-cupboards. 
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: 94ssd on 26 Jun 2013, 20:08
I'm looking through the recent strips, and I'm thinking that Jeph has intentionally avoided showing the other side of the coffee shop for a while just to set up that gag.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Jun 2013, 22:14
There are more than 5 people who work there if Raven still exists.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Rghfrgl on 26 Jun 2013, 22:58
 Hey, Pene-lope made two strips in a row!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Jun 2013, 23:07
Item 1: That's the first thing Faye thought of.
Item 2: We've never heard about any of Faye's other jobs.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Delator on 26 Jun 2013, 23:10
...but now Jeph is transferring him from joke character (like the Bros) to cast.

As long as his glasses are still shining, he's still a joke character.

I really hate to keep harping on that point, because I've literally never had an issue with Jeph's drawing before, but I lose my Willing Suspension of Disbelief every time I see Dale's face.

You don't need much Suspension of Disbelief for a four-panel webcomic, especially one with breeding Roombas and Holoponies...so the fact that I could lose it at all was somewhat surprising to me.

So I'm afraid I can't take Dale seriously as a character until the glare goes away. Perhaps I'll be a minority of one...but somebody has to shake their fist at that cloud.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Nepiophage on 26 Jun 2013, 23:14
Item 2: We've never heard about any of Faye's other jobs.

She may not have had any. She was at college when her father killed himself, then she had a breakdown and dropped out, then came to Westhampton and started working for Dora.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Nepiophage on 26 Jun 2013, 23:19
And while we're on former characters --

please Please PLEASE PLEASE  PLEEEEEEEEEEASE

-- bring back Padma!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Akima on 27 Jun 2013, 01:08
I just have to say that all those facial expressions are excellent. And that no self-respecting serial-killer would hold his knife like that.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Loki on 27 Jun 2013, 01:23
I cannot help but wonder if this comic is poking fun at all the Dale-haters.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Storel on 27 Jun 2013, 03:41
I just have to say that all those facial expressions are excellent. And that no self-respecting serial-killer would hold his knife like that.
Definitely not. Of course, that's Faye's imagining of how a serial killer would act. Clearly Faye knows nothing about knife fighting...
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: westrim on 27 Jun 2013, 03:53
It seems to me that when it comes to resumes, less is more so long as you don't leave time gaps and make clear the times you were working 3 jobs. But you don't have to mention the week you spent manning the booth at a fair, unless you're submitting a resume for a job booth running again. People who include absolutely everything like Dale just end up distracting the hiring manager, and distraction equals dismissal.

bring back Padma!
No, Padma served her purpose as far as Marten and the plot go. There's no reason for her to come back.

...but now Jeph is transferring him from joke character (like the Bros) to cast.
As long as his glasses are still shining, he's still a joke character.
Well, he's still in the process of transfer. Until we get an explanation, I'm going to assume he's either blind and has a Geordi La Forge thing going on, or they're something similar to Google Glass.

...she and Sven banged each other on a sidewalk...
INTO.  Banged into each other. 
Prepositions, people!
I was wondering if anyone else noticed that :psyduck:
Maybe that commenter did it on purpose Or they wanted to stir up the shippers indirectly. Or it could be an honest typo in the last addition to a long list.

You'll never know  :-D :evil:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 27 Jun 2013, 04:13
Good thing that Dora will never see my resume (if only because sending it to a fictional small business owner would be the height of the shotgum approach to job hunting).  There are two entries in the experience category.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: LordVaughn on 27 Jun 2013, 04:20
What I wanna know is how he works those multiple jobs, and has any sort of leader position in any MMO. Online games are something that it's hard to run a guild, or even a small team, unless you have a sufficient amount of time to. And unless he has the horrible luck of working 3-4 hour shifts for every job he's been hired for (which can happen), or he isn't sleeping, there's something suspicious about it.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 27 Jun 2013, 05:38
It wouldn't be necessary for him to be a leader of any kind for that scene. He could just be playing with some friends, maybe with other members of his guild. I don't think you need to be a guild leader or something like that for asking a favour of others.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: jwhouk on 27 Jun 2013, 05:58
I'm going with the Google Glass idea with his glasses. It's obvious they have the tech. He may have gotten them after that first appearance, and it helps with his Pizza Delivery job, because he can get directions and new pickups for delivery in an instant.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 27 Jun 2013, 05:59
Distracted driving. 


Can't wait for the law to catch up with that...
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Mlle Germain on 27 Jun 2013, 07:08
As long as his glasses are still shining, he's still a joke character.

I agree that this perpetual glare is really weird. I liked Dale in his first appearences, before the glare began (those with the talk about the secret menu). The glare was fitting for some of the WoW gags after that, but in this arc, normal eyes would have been much better, in my opinion. Never seeing someones eyes makes me somehow sympathize less with them. Somehow Dale without real eyes seems much less human to me (in the sense of having a personality. In that sense, Momo is much more human than Dale).
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Jun 2013, 07:38
I did enjoy Faye's cartoonish imagination. Hopefully Jeph has her thinking again.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: St.Clair on 27 Jun 2013, 09:09
For me, the Ode to Joy will always be associated with Civilization ("We Love the ____" Day) and Die Hard.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Jun 2013, 10:02
I spared you all a six paragraph explanation of why the ice pick grip is a horrible knife grip, and suggesting some more useful basic grips such as a Filipino grip (which I prefer) and how to do a proper "reverse" grip.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 27 Jun 2013, 11:29
aww

I'm still a bit disappointed that the only two things that spring to mind for most people when they hear "Beethoven" are the Ode to Joy and the beginning of the fifth symphony. Beethoven made so much great music! I'll admit, I'm a Beethoven fan, especially the sixth symphony and the "Coriolan" are amongst my favourite pieces of music at all.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: FunkyTuba on 27 Jun 2013, 11:45
aww

I'm still a bit disappointed that the only two things that spring to mind for most people when they hear "Beethoven" are the Ode to Joy and the beginning of the fifth symphony. Beethoven made so much great music! I'll admit, I'm a Beethoven fan, especially the sixth symphony and the "Coriolan" are amongst my favourite pieces of music at all.

Symphony #7, movement 2, allegretto.  Kills me every time I hear it.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 27 Jun 2013, 11:49
Good choice!

Symphony No. 3, Second movement, Adagio assai (Marcia Funebre) always gives me goosebumps.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 27 Jun 2013, 12:18
My favorite pieces by Beethoven are sonatas. Kreutzer sonata is absolutely brilliant, Frühling and Pathetique & Moonlight (mixing violin and piano here, I know) are all very fine.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr_Rose on 27 Jun 2013, 12:46
Beethoven was a good doggie.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 27 Jun 2013, 12:56
Voof! 
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 27 Jun 2013, 13:27
Dora isn't sure she has an opening.

It would be weird if we had this much screen time about Dale's application and he didn't get hired.

Is someone about to leave, leaving a slot for him to fill?

Will Cosette stumble down the stairs and be eaten by spiders? Will the Pugnacious Peach move to New York? Will Pennelope start editing ebooks? Will Hannelore take over her mother's business? Will Raven evaporate into thin air?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: KOK on 27 Jun 2013, 13:39
aww

I'm still a bit disappointed that the only two things that spring to mind for most people when they hear "Beethoven" are the Ode to Joy and the beginning of the fifth symphony. Beethoven made so much great music! I'll admit, I'm a Beethoven fan, especially the sixth symphony and the "Coriolan" are amongst my favourite pieces of music at all.

I think first of Für Elise
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: DSL on 27 Jun 2013, 13:41
I think of Schroeder.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Skewbrow on 27 Jun 2013, 13:49
Trivia: In the Finnish translation of Peanuts Shroeder is renamed Amadeus. Not a good fit for a great fan of Ludwig van B.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 27 Jun 2013, 13:51
I uh...I may first think of a Winnie the Pooh film that makes a joke during a hunny raid about distracting a hive's residents with "bee-thoven".
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Jun 2013, 15:31
aww

I'm still a bit disappointed that the only two things that spring to mind for most people when they hear "Beethoven" are the Ode to Joy and the beginning of the fifth symphony. Beethoven made so much great music! I'll admit, I'm a Beethoven fan, especially the sixth symphony and the "Coriolan" are amongst my favourite pieces of music at all.

I think first of Für Elise

This.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Sorflakne on 27 Jun 2013, 16:40
Dale needs to learn to resume.  Resumes should not be short novels.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 27 Jun 2013, 17:13
Or he should probably learn to focus on the important stuff. Keep things short, elaborate only when asked.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: jwhouk on 27 Jun 2013, 18:45
I think of Schroeder.

This.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Kugai on 27 Jun 2013, 19:42
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 27 Jun 2013, 21:49
Marigold, you did accept a peace offering.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: mustang6172 on 27 Jun 2013, 21:55
Marigold, you did accept a peace offering.

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: DSL on 27 Jun 2013, 21:57
She just wanted to make sure she threw the hiss he fit.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Jun 2013, 21:58
Can someone link me to the peace offering? I remember it, but I don't remember exactly how she responded. DSL, I like a good pun more than most, but...:psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: DSL on 27 Jun 2013, 22:00
You do realize that  :psyduck: is exactly the sort of reaction to warm an online punster's heart.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: celticgeek on 27 Jun 2013, 22:04
Peace Offering Pizza, and Agents (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2414)


I believe that Marigold is just making sure that Dale notices her, sort of like grade school children.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Jun 2013, 22:09
You do realize that  :psyduck: is exactly the sort of reaction to warm an online punster's heart.
Of course. Did you think I was trying to discourage you? Also the agents were pulled back, she never said she would.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 27 Jun 2013, 22:17
She just wanted to make sure she threw the hiss he fit.
It's the biggest hiss he fit in hisstory.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Jun 2013, 22:23
Whelp, that happened.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Loki on 27 Jun 2013, 22:52
Fremdschämen.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 28 Jun 2013, 00:35
Naah, it's not nearly that bad. 
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: TinPenguin on 28 Jun 2013, 00:58
Hey Mar-bear... Marigold... are you... are you flirting?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Jun 2013, 01:11
The hissing could potentially be a mating call.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesariojpn on 28 Jun 2013, 01:48
The hissing could potentially be a mating call.

Of the genius Ursa Nerdicus.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: TinPenguin on 28 Jun 2013, 02:03
Well, she knows a bit about computers, I don't know if she's a genius. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: pwhodges on 28 Jun 2013, 02:37
s/genius/genus/

Though the two part name is for a species anyway.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: gopher on 28 Jun 2013, 02:48
Dora isn't sure she has an opening.
Though Marigold probably has an opening.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 28 Jun 2013, 04:45
Fremdschämen.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: RedWolf4 on 28 Jun 2013, 05:23
I wonder if Dale will reciprocate the mating call or try to be normal about it. It could be. . . . amusing.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: techkid on 28 Jun 2013, 06:21
One could call that a typographical error, but "H" and "K" are two keys apart  :wink:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 28 Jun 2013, 06:39
One could call that a typographical error, but "H" and "K" are two keys apart  :wink:

jisssssssss  :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Thrudd on 28 Jun 2013, 06:52
One could call that a typographical error, but "H" and "K" are two keys apart  :wink:
jisssssssss  :psyduck:
Miiiiiiiiiissssssss    :?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: RedWolf4 on 28 Jun 2013, 06:59
Nooo. . . Isn't it obvious? She's appreciating him.

Yiiiiiiissssss. . .
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: TinPenguin on 28 Jun 2013, 07:01
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk40/AndalusMan/Misc/dale_little_hat_zps63e79775.png)
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Valdís on 28 Jun 2013, 07:44
Tin.. <3
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 28 Jun 2013, 07:46
   :?
jisssssss = (hissssssss+kissssssss)/2

edit -- unless you've got a different keyboard layout.  :roll:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Zebediah on 28 Jun 2013, 08:03
TinPenguin wins!  :laugh:
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: FunkyTuba on 28 Jun 2013, 10:24
She just wanted to make sure she threw the hiss he fit.
It's the biggest hiss he fit in hisstory.
Yes, quite a display of hissssssstrionics



Edit: Missssssed a pun
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: DSL on 28 Jun 2013, 11:39
Wienerschnitzel.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: jwhouk on 28 Jun 2013, 13:12
And now for something completely different:

Westrim, in case you didn't get the message, the WCDT's are yours for the month of July if you wish.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Kugai on 28 Jun 2013, 15:41
Definitely a mating call.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Akima on 28 Jun 2013, 16:29
Fremdschämen.
I added a new word to my vocabulary! Brought to you by the makers of schadenfreude.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: DSL on 28 Jun 2013, 17:48
Fremdschamen is schadenfreude's more passive-aggressive cousin.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 28 Jun 2013, 17:52
I find Marigolds behavior so much weirder than Dales behavior.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Mallika on 28 Jun 2013, 18:53
I can't wait to see what happens to Dale at the coffee shop.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: mtmerrick on 28 Jun 2013, 19:18
I find Marigolds behavior so much weirder than Dales behavior.

I would disagree with that,  but this latest strip makes me agree wholeheartedly.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Zebediah on 28 Jun 2013, 19:33
Marigold apparantly took Momo's advice and put on some different pants.

Too bad. I kind of liked the purple pants.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Jun 2013, 20:19
Other than colour, are they not the same exact pants? Why does Momo approve of those and not the other ones?
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 28 Jun 2013, 22:02
Welcome, new person!
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 28 Jun 2013, 23:16
Other than colour, are they not the same exact pants? Why does Momo approve of those and not the other ones?

The purple pants were sweats, drawstring or elastic waisted, possibly some stretchy (or stretched out of shape) material. 

These have pockets, probably a fly and are generally more socially acceptable i
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: St.Clair on 29 Jun 2013, 00:11
 :roll: at Mar

"mid-twenties going on five."
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: techkid on 29 Jun 2013, 03:02
Nah. More like mid-teens (old enough to know better, immature enough to disregard it).

Admittedly, that can still be true at any age.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 29 Jun 2013, 04:25
My dad always says "Growing older is compulsory; growing up is not."
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Kugai on 29 Jun 2013, 13:34
The real trick is to grow up, but not grow old.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 29 Jun 2013, 14:38
It's also important to save some capability for being not grown up in situations where that's safe, appropriate, and fun.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: Emperor Norton on 29 Jun 2013, 17:46
It's also important to save some capability for being not grown up in situations where that's safe, appropriate, and fun.

I've said for a long time that maturity isn't acting serious all the time, its knowing when you need to take things seriously, and when you can be a goofball.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: westrim on 30 Jun 2013, 02:36
Just dropping by to say that yes, I got jwhouks message and will start the next thread (later) in the morning.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: jwhouk on 30 Jun 2013, 02:46
Kewl.
Title: Re: WCDT: 2475-2479 (24-28 June, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread
Post by: techkid on 30 Jun 2013, 04:39
I've said for a long time that maturity isn't acting serious all the time, its knowing when you need to take things seriously, and when you can be a goofball.
Either my dad knows how to apply this philosophy very, very carefully, or he's still an immature prick sometimes.