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Title: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: jwhouk on 04 Mar 2018, 18:29
Another week, another poll!

I couldn't remember all of the "dates" that were part of QC lore, but I think I know which one'll be #1 at the end...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Castlerook on 04 Mar 2018, 18:51
You know, I really enjoyed the informal first date between Marten and Dora. It wasn't planned (well, not by Marten anyway), it was two friends hanging out and by the end it was something more. Its kinda nice to see that kind of storytelling.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: zzyzx on 04 Mar 2018, 18:59
It wasn't really a date for anyone other than Claire's imagination but the whole DOGS! attempt to get Emily and Clinton together cracks me up every time.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: shanejayell on 04 Mar 2018, 20:59
No Tai/Dora?

I am disappoint.

Good update. :D
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: sitnspin on 04 Mar 2018, 21:06
If he had just had a conversation with Roku first, it would have been fine. You don't just spring your kinks on a potential partner without discussing it first. Consent is vital.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: brasca on 04 Mar 2018, 21:24
I thought it was a dream too

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Nepiophage on 04 Mar 2018, 23:15
Steve and Cosette’s first date—http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1543 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1543)

And surely Pintsize should know that toast is for the third date?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 04 Mar 2018, 23:15
Comic Up!
I think that this is one of the key aspects of Claire's personality. Whilst she can be abrasive, she is genuinely kind towards her friends (and, surprisingly, Pintsize) fits into that. She wants to be supporting but she knows boundaries, possibly as as a result of trying to 'help' Clinton.

The one thing that I just can't get out of my head is this: Does this mean that Pintsize really has a thing for throwing toast at people's heads? I mean, I've heard of weirder things to be into but this definitely fits into the 'bizarre' category for me!

Small question for fellow forumites: Does it look to anyone else that Claire's hair is grown out a bit. I'm still hoping against hope that I can guess time-frames based on things like this.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: sitnspin on 05 Mar 2018, 00:04
Her plugs seem bigger, too.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Storel on 05 Mar 2018, 00:55
The one thing that I just can't get out of my head is this: Does this mean that Pintsize really has a thing for throwing toast at people's heads? I mean, I've heard of weirder things to be into but this definitely fits into the 'bizarre' category for me!

Yeah, so much for the notion that Roko was actually dating the toaster and Pintsize was simply there as the toaster's assistant!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 05 Mar 2018, 03:32

I am utterly embarrassed to admit that it took me a good two minutes looking at the poll and thinking "Why doesn't it say 'Bubbles Introduction' ?", before I realised that, "which date in QC history", didn't mean, "Which Particular Day in History"...

 :oops:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Tova on 05 Mar 2018, 03:35
The exclamation mark was a bit of a giveaway.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: zzyzx on 05 Mar 2018, 04:05

I am utterly embarrassed to admit that it took me a good two minutes looking at the poll and thinking "Why doesn't it say 'Bubbles Introduction' ?", before I realised that, "which date in QC history", didn't mean, "Which Particular Day in History"...

 :oops:

I rewrote my post because I wanted to write about the DOGS thing but misread it and thought it was a day date, but then remembered that it actually was a date date so...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 05 Mar 2018, 04:19
The exclamation mark was a bit of a giveaway.

Which exclamation mark??
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Pennepasta on 05 Mar 2018, 05:25
Maybe Roko shouldn't have assumed "I want to eject my toast into your orifices" was a euphenism... Also, Pintsize has abysmal aim, it seems.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 05 Mar 2018, 05:29
Roko has only succumbed to a toast fetish whilst intoxicated (http://jephjacques.com/post/153991088855/roko-unwinds). Basically, for her, it's one of those things that only are arousing when she's flying high. When her brain is working normally, not so much.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: hedgie on 05 Mar 2018, 05:42
The final panel in that Tumblr sequence reminds me of a brief shot in End of Evangelion where Misato passed out with Pen2.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 05 Mar 2018, 06:54
Marten and Dora even though it's hard to call it a date per se. I dunno... They are still my favorite couple of the series despite them not being together anymore.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: ckridge on 05 Mar 2018, 07:24
I would like to wax wroth on the evils of nonconsensual toast-firing, but am distracted by wanting to try it and by worrying that my toaster won't fire toast that far and that this means that I am insufficiently manly. It is all very difficult.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: gopher on 05 Mar 2018, 08:05
I do enjoy it when Pintsize gets character time. A chance to evolve beyond butts and pranks. Though he seems to have been prank free since the wolf urine failure.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: SmilingCat on 05 Mar 2018, 10:00
The one thing that I just can't get out of my head is this: Does this mean that Pintsize really has a thing for throwing toast at people's heads? I mean, I've heard of weirder things to be into but this definitely fits into the 'bizarre' category for me!

I think Pintsize has a thing for trying anything that someone might find pleasurable. He does, after all, consider rule 34 to be an example of human greatness. (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1435)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: SpanielBear on 05 Mar 2018, 10:12
I feel bad for Roko. I dunno why. I think it just feels like she's someone who is trying to do the Right Thing, has consulted a rulebook on the subject, and is now trying to follow those instructions but everyone else just has to make things complicated and difficult. She goes to work- her badge gets stolen by a racoon. She goes to get coffee- gets a neon unibro. She goes for ankle repair- the surgeon waves severed limbs in her face. Goes on a date- gets Pintsize. There's wacky hijinks, and then there is the universe's chewtoy. *Clinton* probably has more normal days than her!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: OldGoat on 05 Mar 2018, 11:31
Roko has only succumbed to a toast fetish whilst intoxicated (http://jephjacques.com/post/153991088855/roko-unwinds). Basically, for her, it's one of those things that only are arousing when she's flying high. When her brain is working normally, not so much.
What's Roko doing with toes?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Shjade on 05 Mar 2018, 12:00
What's Roko doing with toes?

Digitizing.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Tova on 05 Mar 2018, 12:40
The exclamation mark was a bit of a giveaway.

Which exclamation mark??

Whoops, sorry. I should explain that my post wasn't a response to yours at all, but I just realised that it looked that way.

The exclamation point I was talking about was "Sven and Hannelore!"

And by giveaway, I meant that it made it obvious which would be the forum favourite (as if it wasn't obvious already).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 05 Mar 2018, 16:56
This is obviously a guest comic by Jeff Jacks, in response to the previous comic where Pintsize is acting as wingman to an AI toaster.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Zebediah on 05 Mar 2018, 18:16
Roko has only succumbed to a toast fetish whilst intoxicated (http://jephjacques.com/post/153991088855/roko-unwinds). Basically, for her, it's one of those things that only are arousing when she's flying high. When her brain is working normally, not so much.

After reading this comic, I have questions. Such as, why would a robot have bread in her apartment, much less a toaster? It’s not like she needs to eat.

Also, what’s in Robot Beer that can make a robot drunk?

And why am I overanalyzing what was obviously a silly gag? Stop that, Zebediah!

Why does my phone want to autocorrect “Zebediah” to “Zebras”?

NONE OF THIS MAKES ANY SENSE.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: SmilingCat on 05 Mar 2018, 18:56
After reading this comic, I have questions. Such as, why would a robot have bread in her apartment, much less a toaster? It’s not like she needs to eat.

I offer three options, and an admonishment:
1) Un-introduced human roommate.
2) Much in the way robots enjoy sniffing tea, she finds the smell of toast to be pleasing.
3) Much like pintsize, she enjoys eating.
4) A gentleman doesn't ask a lady about the contents of her special alone-time drawer.

Quote
Also, what’s in Robot Beer that can make a robot drunk?

A special chemical marker that triggers a "drunkeness emulation" app.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 05 Mar 2018, 20:24
Maybe she makes toast for non-robot company.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: cesium133 on 05 Mar 2018, 21:09
New comic (at least it's new for non-Patreon subscribers):

Of course, what makes this more awkward is that Melon is not wearing pants at any point during this conversation.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Gyrre on 05 Mar 2018, 21:27
The one thing that I just can't get out of my head is this: Does this mean that Pintsize really has a thing for throwing toast at people's heads? I mean, I've heard of weirder things to be into but this definitely fits into the 'bizarre' category for me!

Yeah, so much for the notion that Roko was actually dating the toaster and Pintsize was simply there as the toaster's assistant!
At least it's not vore (if you don't know what that is, don't look it up).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: OldGoat on 05 Mar 2018, 21:38
Imagining Steve's inner dialog:  "My first impulse is to call upon my government operative training and dismember this entity, at least to a point where I can be certain it is rendered harmless.  However, it is making no attempts at deception, and indeed is quite forthcoming with information.   Further, it is clearly fond of cereal.  We share, therefore, a community of interest and are natural allies."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Neko_Ali on 05 Mar 2018, 21:56
After all the talk about a Steve Cereal strip for so long I have to say... This surpassed all the expectations.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 05 Mar 2018, 23:17
I love the cool way that Steve handles this. As an ex Bond-style spook, Melon is actually one of the least weird people he's ever met. I've no doubt that he'll be bricking up that tunnel for security reasons but one can't help but wonder how many other private residences she can just 'drop into' if she feels like it.

That aside, everything about Melon is this comic is cute. She's obviously not eating, she's just imitating Steve's behaviour. Why? Maybe she thinks that imitating human eating behaviours if fun or something; she's unique enough a mind that you can't rule out anything! Then, having been defeated by the tab-and-slot at the top of the cereal box, she tries to rip it open with her mouth! That probably tells you a lot about how her train of thought tends to go sideways!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: WoaLG on 05 Mar 2018, 23:31
The second panel reminds me of the scene in Harry Potter when Arthur Weasley finds Harry sitting at the breakfast table.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/faac4b53a623194fb052c7d47fbedebc/tumblr_myu0049Tjt1seiy98o2_r1_500.gif)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: citizenfive on 05 Mar 2018, 23:33
I always love how Jeph does the covers on shirts, cereal, whatever! Example being the Crunchos - "Xtra Crunchus" cereal box today that just says "oh boy"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Castlerook on 06 Mar 2018, 00:39
Imagining Steve's inner dialog:  "My first impulse is to call upon my government operative training and dismember this entity, at least to a point where I can be certain it is rendered harmless.  However, it is making no attempts at deception, and indeed is quite forthcoming with information.   Further, it is clearly fond of cereal.  We share, therefore, a community of interest and are natural allies."

Or it could be “Good, she can’t get past the fold and tab, my cereal is safe. I won’t have to launch her ass into orbit.”
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Case on 06 Mar 2018, 02:14
After all the talk about a Steve Cereal strip for so long I have to say... This surpassed all the expectations.

(http://littlefun.org/uploads/51f7251dc8561126be000027_736.jpg)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 06 Mar 2018, 02:15
The exclamation mark was a bit of a giveaway.

Which exclamation mark??

Whoops, sorry. I should explain that my post wasn't a response to yours at all, but I just realised that it looked that way.

The exclamation point I was talking about was "Sven and Hannelore!"

And by giveaway, I meant that it made it obvious which would be the forum favourite (as if it wasn't obvious already).

Ahhh!!!

See, that's precisely what made me think... "But where's Bubble's introduction!? " in the first place... my thinking being that it would be a runaway winner!
And that led me to realise "Oh.. he means a "going-out" date!"  :)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 06 Mar 2018, 02:17
Roko has only succumbed to a toast fetish whilst intoxicated (http://jephjacques.com/post/153991088855/roko-unwinds). Basically, for her, it's one of those things that only are arousing when she's flying high. When her brain is working normally, not so much.

After reading this comic, I have questions. Such as, why would a robot have bread in her apartment, much less a toaster? It’s not like she needs to eat.

Also, what’s in Robot Beer that can make a robot drunk?

And why am I overanalyzing what was obviously a silly gag? Stop that, Zebediah!

Why does my phone want to autocorrect “Zebediah” to “Zebras”?

NONE OF THIS MAKES ANY SENSE.

TOASTERS ARE PEOPLE TOO, DUDE !!!!!

WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE TOASTERS!!!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Zebediah on 06 Mar 2018, 03:44

Or it could be “Good, she can’t get past the fold and tab, my cereal is safe. I won’t have to launch her ass into orbit.”

Actually if you look closely you can see that the box is already open. It’s just empty, so Melon starts eating the box.

And of course there’s a tunnel in Steve’s basement! How does he think Tortura gets in?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Nepiophage on 06 Mar 2018, 07:20
My headcanon is that it is a decommissioned spies’ safe house which the USDKYA sold off and Steve was able to get cheap. It has lots of other surprises as well, like a second basement below the first one housing an invisible car.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 06 Mar 2018, 07:26
It has lots of other surprises as well, like a second basement below the first one housing an invisible car.

Which Steve can't find because he left it on 'invisible' mode when coming home drunk one night and Cossette has lost the remote.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: SpanielBear on 06 Mar 2018, 08:01
It has lots of other surprises as well, like a second basement below the first one housing an invisible car.

Which Steve can't find because he left it on 'invisible' mode when coming home drunk one night and Cossette has lost the remote.

See drink-driving is bad. Drink driving an invisible car should probably be a war-crime.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: traroth on 06 Mar 2018, 08:55
Is Melon eating the cardboard box?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Morituri on 06 Mar 2018, 09:29
You know, yes, she's eating the box.

And yes, Steve has to find out where the other end of that tunnel is.

And yeah, it's weird that she's not wearing pants.

And it's true, robots don't actually need to eat.

But my mind is still stuck on her tee-shirt.  "Ass Golf."  I'm just thinking, Ass Golf does not sound like a good idea.  But this is Melon we're talking about.  What counts as a good idea from her perspective is not the same as from mine.  She's probably trying to organize a league.  And I'm absolutely sure that Pintsize would join. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: WoaLG on 06 Mar 2018, 09:32
But my mind is still stuck on her tee-shirt.  "Ass Golf."  I'm just thinking, Ass Golf does not sound like a good idea.  But this is Melon we're talking about.  What counts as a good idea from her perspective is not the same as from mine.  She's probably trying to organize a league.  And I'm absolutely sure that Pintsize would join. 

I don't know if it's a reference to something else, but ass.golf is one of the urls that redirect to QC. Jeph uses it on his twitter frequently.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Gyrre on 06 Mar 2018, 17:45
You know, yes, she's eating the box.

And yes, Steve has to find out where the other end of that tunnel is.

And yeah, it's weird that she's not wearing pants.

And it's true, robots don't actually need to eat.

But my mind is still stuck on her tee-shirt.  "Ass Golf."  I'm just thinking, Ass Golf does not sound like a good idea.  But this is Melon we're talking about.  What counts as a good idea from her perspective is not the same as from mine.  She's probably trying to organize a league.  And I'm absolutely sure that Pintsize would join.
It's a bit like polo except you ride the back of a donkey and try to drive the ball as far as you can.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Sullivan on 06 Mar 2018, 19:03
Well her ass DID detach at one point.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: citizenfive on 06 Mar 2018, 21:43
I can't believe that I didn't recognize Roko and needed today's comic to point it out!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: efindumb on 06 Mar 2018, 21:54
I can't believe that I didn't recognize Roko and needed today's comic to point it out!

To quote my sisters "it's amazing how different you can look with some styling of your hair!"

She wears her hair back while working or trying to be incognito, but on a date it looks like she got dolled up...she actually looks great, it's a shame she had to date the walking porn storage unit
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Nycticoraci on 06 Mar 2018, 22:08
 :-o :-o Now that Winslow has a new body, I think Rokslow is going to be my new 'ship. Why didn't this occur to me earlier!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 06 Mar 2018, 22:26
Has Winslow ever shown any sign of sexuality?

Shipping an asexual?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Penquin47 on 06 Mar 2018, 22:29
Has Winslow ever shown any sign of sexuality?

Shipping an asexual?

Sure, why not?  A lot of asexuals form romantic relationships, sometimes involving sex, sometimes not.  Depends on the people involved.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Storel on 06 Mar 2018, 23:24
If I were Steve, my next question would be "Did you dig this tunnel, or just stumble across it somehow?"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 06 Mar 2018, 23:28
Today's the day when Faye remembers why she tries to avoid having conversations with Pintsize, I suspect. His life and his problems push her 'weird-o-meter' needle a bit too far over to the right. Seriously, though, I suspect becoming entangled in this matter may reassure her that, no matter how odd her relationship with Bubbles is becoming, she's still got mainstream problems compared to a certain robot copper.

Quote
For your information, Claire was MUCH more supportive than you!
-- Pintsize

I can't help but wonder why Pintsize was expecting anything different from Faye. I mean she pretty much is the living avatar of 'spiky and sassy', so 'supportive', especially of him isn't something that you'd expect! If anything, sticking up for and trying to protect Roko is more in character for her! :-P

Has Winslow ever shown any sign of sexuality?

FWIW, I consider Winslow to be entering adolescence for a variety of reasons. The answer to the question of his alignment is 'wait and see'.

P.S.
Pintsize was very upset that he didn't impress Roko before and he seems to be very keen to have a second chance now. Either he intends to get the coveted 'worst date ever' spot or he really does like Roko and we might be seeing him about to attempt a real relationship for the very first time (the mind boggles at that, by the way)!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Zebediah on 07 Mar 2018, 03:51
The problem with Roko+Winslow is that Winslow is out of town for an indeterminate period.

Roko’s romantic prospects in Northampton aren’t great at the moment, at least among the known cast. She seems to be interested in male robots, and the list of presumably single male robots other than Pintsize includes:

Punchbot
PT410x
Punkbot
Gordon
May’s parole officer
Droid 06

I’m probably missing a few, but still: do you see Roko working with any of those guys?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 07 Mar 2018, 04:05
I've got to say that I think Punchbot is a very sweet guy, IMO, and I suspect that any Roko/Punchbot ship would probably be ultra-cute and ultra-sweet. As a CPA, Barty Punchbot is also sufficiently 'respectable' enough for an ambitious officer to take with her to formal functions and the like. The fact that he's an underground fist-fighter with sadomasochistic tendencies might actually be a bonus for her.

That said, my feeling about the direction of the arc, at least at the moment, isn't really about shipping Roko at all. I think it's going to be at least in part about Pintsize being genuinely attracted to Roko on a certain level and trying to clean up his act to impress her on a second date. Whether or not that goes well or comedically badly is entirely up to Jeph. I have to say that the character of Pintsize is the sort that lends itself to a "I didn't learn any lessons at all!" outcome with the relationship crashing and burning because he ultimately has more fun being who he is now than he ever could being a 'respectable' boyfriend.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Cornelius on 07 Mar 2018, 04:18
You know, having "Pintsize" and "respectable" in the same sentence really feels odd. It's not just that it needs a negation, it's more like an equator and poles not touching kind of thing.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Thrudd on 07 Mar 2018, 06:40
You know, having "Pintsize" and "respectable" in the same sentence really feels odd. It's not just that it needs a negation, it's more like an equator and poles not touching kind of thing.
Yet if you shift the magnetic poles ninety degrees from the axial poles you would have the equators touching the poles - the results are .... interesting ...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: WoaLG on 07 Mar 2018, 06:57
Yet if you shift the magnetic poles ninety degrees from the axial poles you would have the equators touching the poles - the results are .... interesting ...

My google-fu is weak today. Everything I can find involves the axial poles rotated, not the magnetic pole. What happens if the magnetic poles are rotated?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: shanejayell on 07 Mar 2018, 07:00
Roko/May for the robo-yuri shipping....

;)

I like Faye's reaction. Ha.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 07 Mar 2018, 07:10
Yet if you shift the magnetic poles ninety degrees from the axial poles you would have the equators touching the poles - the results are .... interesting ...

My google-fu is weak today. Everything I can find involves the axial poles rotated, not the magnetic pole. What happens if the magnetic poles are rotated?
Basically, it would turn Earth into a near-duplicate of Venus
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Cornelius on 07 Mar 2018, 07:23
Well, I think that kind of reinforces the point I was trying to make, then.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 07 Mar 2018, 07:43
[quote-Pintsize]
She never told me she was a cop!
[/quote]

Isn't occupation one of the first things people exchange information about on dates? What does it say that she didn't? She had time to mention knitting after all.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 07 Mar 2018, 07:58
Quote from: Pintsize
She never told me she was a cop!

Isn't occupation one of the first things people exchange information about on dates? What does it say that she didn't? She had time to mention knitting after all.

Jeph has already established that people even in the QC universe sometimes distrust cops to a very disruptive level. I can see Roko not mentioning her profession for fear of frightening off potential dates. It's silly and it's certain to backfire on her but it's an anxiety that I understand.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Cornelius on 07 Mar 2018, 08:02
Let's not forget Hannelore's reaction, when Roko first came to Coffee of Doom, and she learned who she was.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: SpanielBear on 07 Mar 2018, 08:40
Let's not forget Hannelore's reaction, when Roko first came to Coffee of Doom, and she learned who she was.

I always assumed that was because of who she was specifically as opposed to her career choice in general. Hannelore assumed that Roko was there looking for info on Faye and Bubbles, and took a dim view of being asked to snitch.

(The only other cop/Hanners interaction I can recall was many years ago, when Hanners hit her head and ran down the street covered in blood and screaming. The cop there had... reasonable concerns.)

(Also a feature of those days were the Ridiculously Laid Back Cops of Boston Town- getting high in the cruiser, beer sledding. Innocent times...)

Doesn't make the more general point that Roko might be worried about revealing her profession on the first date invalid though.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Morituri on 07 Mar 2018, 09:02
Considering as Earth's magnetic field is caused by the dynamo effect of the conductive core spinning with the planet's rotation in the charged field of solar particles, it's a little difficult to imagine the magnetic poles moving very far from the axial poles.

If it did, I suppose it would imply that the molten core of the planet would be rotating with its axis more-or-less in the plane of Earth's orbit, while the surface of the planet was rotating with its axis more-or-less perpendicular to Earth's orbit.

Which puts the relative velocity of the mantle and crust at about 1600 kph.  Well, between about 1600 kph and 2000 kph at every point of their contact, in an interesting variety of directions that would depend on where you were in the world and what time of day it was. 

I'm no geophysicist, but even before taking the effects of the magnetic field itself into account, I'm pretty sure that would be Bad.  Continental drift isn't something we normally think of as dangerous, but let's not take it to extremes.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Penquin47 on 07 Mar 2018, 14:22
Considering as Earth's magnetic field is caused by the dynamo effect of the conductive core spinning with the planet's rotation in the charged field of solar particles, it's a little difficult to imagine the magnetic poles moving very far from the axial poles.


If you want to see what it might look like, take a look at Uranus and Neptune.  Both of them not only have widely offset angles (59 degrees for Uranus, 47 for Neptune), they don't even meet in the center of the planet - Uranus's poles meet about a third of the way from the center to the edge, and Neptune's over half.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: CraziAsian on 07 Mar 2018, 15:52
In the vein of this week's poll, I made an account just for this...

Can Winslow get a first date with robot copper Roko?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Thrudd on 07 Mar 2018, 16:04
Considering as Earth's magnetic field is caused by the dynamo effect of the conductive core spinning with the planet's rotation in the charged field of solar particles, it's a little difficult to imagine the magnetic poles moving very far from the axial poles.
If you want to see what it might look like, take a look at Uranus and Neptune.  Both of them not only have widely offset angles (59 degrees for Uranus, 47 for Neptune), they don't even meet in the center of the planet - Uranus's poles meet about a third of the way from the center to the edge, and Neptune's over half.
Very concise outlines of geological and planetary dynamics in general.

Unfortunately I did not explain what my statement was based upon and as most humans are terra centric, all thoughts went to earth and neighboring planetary bodies.

When you use the power of google-fu you will discover at some point some very extraordinary celestial bodies.
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Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: SmilingCat on 07 Mar 2018, 16:26
Has Winslow ever shown any sign of sexuality?

he has browsed lesbian porn in the past, though he may not have been aware of what it was.

EDIT: He also attended a robot bachelor party and complained he couldn't receive a lap dance, as at the time he lacked a lap.

Quote
Shipping an asexual?

Asexual isn't necessarily Aromantic.

Though that said, after remembering the bachelor party, I think it's probably worth mentioning that a Robot isn't necessarily going to express the same sexual cues as a human even if they have sexual urges.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: JJCalem on 07 Mar 2018, 20:09
[quote-Pintsize]
She never told me she was a cop!
[/ quote]

Isn't occupation one of the first things people exchange information about on dates? What does it say that she didn't? She had time to mention knitting after all.

Some people go to interests/hobbies first.  I also get the idea that she tried to start conversation, and Pintsize just kept launching toast at her, likely not paying attention to what she actually said.

Edit:  Looked back at the comic.  Literally the first pannel she asks "So, ah, what do you do for work?"  To which if Pintsize was doing more then launching toast, he would answer and ask "And what do you do?" or something like that.  So I would say she did not avoid saying what she does at all.  Pintsize was just a really bad date.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: zisraelsen on 07 Mar 2018, 21:02
Comic!
Bread puns! I loaf them so.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Castlerook on 07 Mar 2018, 21:06
Claire, there’s a time and a place for puns.

Any time and anywhere.

(Just stay clear of Faye for a while though)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Tova on 07 Mar 2018, 21:24
braceyourself.jpg

Another pun thread is the last thing I knead.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Penquin47 on 07 Mar 2018, 21:31
Hopefully the thread won't go too aw-rye.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: DaiJB on 07 Mar 2018, 22:15
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Can Winslow get a first date with robot copper Roko?

Wouldn't a copper robot corrode badly?  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: traroth on 07 Mar 2018, 22:41
braceyourself.jpg

Another pun thread is the last thing I knead.

I really dough not know if it's a good idea.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Tova on 07 Mar 2018, 22:46
That dough pun was a bit stretched.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Nepiophage on 07 Mar 2018, 22:59
Bread puns depend on the way they’re spelt.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 07 Mar 2018, 23:03
I'm getting more and more certain that Jeph is planning some kind of weird comedic romance centred around Roko, Pintsize and the fact that she has kinks that Pintsize is willing to realise but that she actually finds less enthralling in reality than in her fantasies. That said, I'm pretty sure that Claire and Faye are going to get it into their heads to 'help' one or both of the protagonists in this little drama. That could lead to quite unpredictable consequences.

Meanwhile... I am really getting to love these strips when Claire and Faye interact. You see, Faye is just totally open with her the way she is with Marten. I think that this shows how the apartment has definitely become 'home' for Claire and she is probably one of the people Faye thinks about when she asks herself 'who is at home?'
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: OldGoat on 07 Mar 2018, 23:22
Was Claire actually trying to get a rise out of Faye,  or just wanting to leven the situation with a little humor?

It's not at all surprising that Roko didn't immediately disclose her occupation to Pintsize.  Real life cops will size a new acquaintance up before revealing what they do, as do many other professions.  A friend of mine loathes being introduced as a veterinarian because the conversation immediately turns into a string of pet medical questions or the third degree from some militant vegan.  Most lawyers prefer to lay low until they're fairly confident the person they're speaking with isn't going to claim any attorney-client privileges.  And pity the single physician.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Endellion on 07 Mar 2018, 23:31
Ah, Claire-buns. All is wheat in the world again  :claireface:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Timemaster on 07 Mar 2018, 23:34
Aah, bun puns. It‘s better to loose a friend than to miss a good pun.
Oscar Wilde.
I think. Maybe. Or not.

But now for something completely different.
Where have Fayes lips gone? Jeph has drawn her lipless from time to time, but never before so consequently than the last two strips. Change of style? Plastic surgery?  :roll:

TM
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Near Lurker on 07 Mar 2018, 23:38
See drink-driving is bad. Drink driving an invisible car should probably be a war-crime.

That explains the sanctions on Themiscyra.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: gopher on 08 Mar 2018, 01:01
Punchline feels like "That's Quagmire"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Mar 2018, 01:35
Jeph used to draw all females with lips and males without; then at some point he started dropping the lips character by character.  I guess this is another step in his aim of cleansing the world of lips.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: shanejayell on 08 Mar 2018, 07:01
I'm amused that Pintsize was HONEST about the toast fetish. *lol*
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: SmilingCat on 08 Mar 2018, 11:21
Odd thought and a prediction: The final comic of the week will be Roko coming into the repair shop with serious burns on two fingers.

When Faye asks how it happened, she just blushes and shouts about it being none of her business.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BlueFatima on 08 Mar 2018, 11:23

Where have Fayes lips gone? Jeph has drawn her lipless from time to time, but never before so consequently than the last two strips. Change of style? Plastic surgery?  :roll:

TM

My guess is there really isn't much time for lipstick (or other makeup) when you are busting tail putting together robots. Given the way her arms have bulked up, she's probably sweating up a storm on some busier days during work. I find makeup is rather pointless in those situations as it smears/drips off (with sweat)—plus clogged pores are no fun.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: ckridge on 08 Mar 2018, 15:48
Is anyone ever going to explain to Pintsize that someone meeting you in a restaurant to decide if they want to have kinky sex is not consent to kinky sex then and there in the restaurant? This is important life information.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Storel on 08 Mar 2018, 15:49
The title of the strip was "Beucephalus rides again", but I had no idea who "Beucephalus" was. Bucephalus (no e after the b) was the name of Alexander the Great's horse, but I didn't think that was the intended reference. A little googling (after insisting that yes, I really mean Beucephalus) revealed that "Beucephalus is a nightmare steed of Strahd von Zarovich, who resides in the crypts of Castle Ravenloft" (http://fraternityofshadows.com/wiki/Beucephalus), which seems much more like what Pintsize would be trying to suggest.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Castlerook on 08 Mar 2018, 15:53
Is anyone ever going to explain to Pintsize that someone meeting you in a restaurant to decide if they want to have kinky sex is not consent to kinky sex then and there in the restaurant? This is important life information.

I get the feeling that we'd get blood from a stone a lot sooner than Pintsize understanding that concept.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Case on 08 Mar 2018, 17:26
Is anyone ever going to explain to Pintsize that someone meeting you in a restaurant to decide if they want to have kinky sex is not consent to kinky sex then and there in the restaurant? This is important life information.

I did Not. Shoot. Baked. Goods at this robot ...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: cesium133 on 08 Mar 2018, 20:14
New comic.

O'Malley better be careful, or he'll find out his face is O'Malleable.  :claireface:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 08 Mar 2018, 20:57
In the vein of this week's poll, I made an account just for this...

Can Winslow get a first date with robot copper Roko?

Welcome, new person!

You got several things right, like having the characters you're imagining getting together be orientation-compatible. Also you're talking about a first date, not trying to push them straight into the sack. Plus they may be personality-compatible.

(mod)Therefore I think you're clear of the shipping rule(/) but it's still important that we haven't seen a hint of them getting Interested.

Come to think of it they could connect over their jobs, or at least they could have while Winslow was facilitating the support group. Police work has interesting connections to counseling. I've read more than one hostage negotiator say something to the effect "A lot of them just want someone to listen to them".
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 08 Mar 2018, 21:04
Scribble-stache O'Malley.

And Robo-Cubism is totally a thing. Like, This Millennium, baby.

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: St.Clair on 08 Mar 2018, 21:58
I am intrigued and amused to see another trait that AIs (or this one, at least) have in common with organics:
Under stress, their "native" accent becomes stronger.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 08 Mar 2018, 22:54
Yeah, it looks like O'Malley is a 'work buddy'. One of the common misconception of these people is that they are friends but they aren't. They're asses who never get off your case but you're not allowed to hit because they're 'jolly' about it and may have some degree of seniority over you.

That aside, it is interesting that, as with Momo, we here have a synthetic with an actual sex drive, of sorts. Yes, she wants companionship but she wants this to include physical intimacy of some kind. Okay, so she is into the misuse of bread products in a big way but, given that robot sex is done by data packet transfer, any physical element to it is going to take on the form of a kink of one sort or another! That's the point here, of course. I don't think O'Malley has the need for an intimate inter-personal relationship (I imagine that's not uncommon amongst Synthetics) whilst Roko does indeed want both a companion and a lover in one package.

I'm really interested to see where Jeph is taking this.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Torlek on 08 Mar 2018, 23:20
This comic raises SO MANY QUESTIONS.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Gyrre on 09 Mar 2018, 01:00
I am intrigued and amused to see another trait that AIs (or this one, at least) have in common with organics:
Under stress, their "native" accent becomes stronger.
It could also be a simulation of 'foreign accent syndrome'.
Title: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Zebediah on 09 Mar 2018, 03:31
Roko’s origins may very well be in the Boston area, given the existence of the MIT Robotics Lab and Boston Dynamics (which itself has its origins in the MIT Robotics Lab.) And like so many professionals with strong regional accents, she trained herself out of her native accent and into something more neutral.

So now I’m hearing her with Eliza Dushku’s voice.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Castlerook on 09 Mar 2018, 04:50
Okay, has anyone noticed that they aren’t drinking from glasses, those are USB ports.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 09 Mar 2018, 04:54
Yeah, I noticed. It must be something - either data files or weirdly-arranged electrical charges - that cause mild intoxications in AIs.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: JRDelirio on 09 Mar 2018, 06:03
And of course the "older"  AI who joined the Police picked the name "O'Malley"... or is that just what Roko calls him in her Bostonian fit to emphasize he's being a bit stereotypical?

Poor Pintsize, life is not porn, you don't just jump straight to the shoving things in faces bit.  But maybe that is his point and he's bravely trying to normalize it... and fortunately failing.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: heyjames4 on 09 Mar 2018, 07:05
Taking surreal gags about robots and/or sex and treating it too seriously is basically how Questionable Content came to be in the first place. Nice to see the strip getting back to its roots.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: NemesisDancer on 09 Mar 2018, 07:28
That aside, it is interesting that, as with Momo, we here have a synthetic with an actual sex drive, of sorts. Yes, she wants companionship but she wants this to include physical intimacy of some kind. Okay, so she is into the misuse of bread products in a big way but, given that robot sex is done by data packet transfer, any physical element to it is going to take on the form of a kink of one sort or another! That's the point here, of course. I don't think O'Malley has the need for an intimate inter-personal relationship (I imagine that's not uncommon amongst Synthetics) whilst Roko does indeed want both a companion and a lover in one package.

This does make me wonder whether, now that Faye knows there's such thing as a robot dating website, she might bring it up in conversation with Bubbles (as per their recent chat about whether Bubbles is interested in dating).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Stoutfellow on 09 Mar 2018, 07:47
I find it interesting that some AIs (Momo, perhaps Bubbles) are romantically or sexually attracted to humans, while others (Roko, the two robots at the old Fight Club, perhaps Pintsize) are attracted to other AIs. (Pintsize is difficult to classify - cf. his groping of Faye, way back when - and I have no idea where to put May.)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 09 Mar 2018, 07:55
I find it interesting that some AIs (Momo, perhaps Bubbles) are romantically or sexually attracted to humans, while others (Roko, the two robots at the old Fight Club, perhaps Pintsize) are attracted to other AIs. (Pintsize is difficult to classify - cf. his groping of Faye, way back when - and I have no idea where to put May.)

Personally, I think that Pintsize is hetrosexual and hetroromantic. He just finds it amusing to taunt other people about their sexual hang-ups and play the letch.

As for May? It wouldn't surprise me if she is asexual but has a recreational interest in others sexuality, viewing it as somewhat bizarre and humorous.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: jwhouk on 09 Mar 2018, 08:33
OK, when I did the poll for this week, it was kinda obvious to me what the "Date" in QC history was. But, I figured I needed to go down the list - and yes, I forgot Dora-Tai, I'm sorry.

But - here we go.

Favorite Date in QC History?

When Marten met Faye    1 (2%)
Steve and Tortura    3 (6.1%)
Marten and Dora    3 (6.1%)
Ravens attempts with Sven    1 (2%)
Sven and Faye    1 (2%)
Faye and Angus    2 (4.1%)
Marigold and Dale    2 (4.1%)
Marten and Padma    0 (0%)
Sven and Hannelore!    23 (46.9%)
Marten and Claire    7 (14.3%)
Pumpernickel and Rye    0 (0%)
Purple Monkey Dishwashers    0 (0%)
Space Ham and Waffles    2 (4.1%)
Other (in comments)    4 (8.2%)

Total Members Voted: 49
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: RedWolf4 on 09 Mar 2018, 08:52
I definitely wanna know now what constitutes a fine Islay peat whisky to an AI.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Castlerook on 09 Mar 2018, 09:00
I definitely wanna know now what constitutes a fine Islay peat whisky to an AI.

I think what you meant to say was "What would be the digital equivalent of dirty dishwater?"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 09 Mar 2018, 09:16
I definitely wanna know now what constitutes a fine Islay peat whisky to an AI.

I think what you meant to say was "What would be the digital equivalent of dirty dishwater?"

SOMEONE GET ME SOME POPCORN !!!!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Neko_Ali on 09 Mar 2018, 09:39
I find it interesting that some AIs (Momo, perhaps Bubbles) are romantically or sexually attracted to humans, while others (Roko, the two robots at the old Fight Club, perhaps Pintsize) are attracted to other AIs. (Pintsize is difficult to classify - cf. his groping of Faye, way back when - and I have no idea where to put May.)

Personally, I think that Pintsize is hetrosexual and hetroromantic. He just finds it amusing to taunt other people about their sexual hang-ups and play the letch.

As for May? It wouldn't surprise me if she is asexual but has a recreational interest in others sexuality, viewing it as somewhat bizarre and humorous.

May have expressed a lot of interest in human sexuality, human female bodies and human/AI sexual activities. The one time I remember she had anything to do with AI/AI sex or romance what the facesitting event with Pintsize, which left both of them bored and felt pointless to them. She seems more interested in what others do... Keeping Dale and Marigold together, asking for pictures of Faye and Bubbles and a seeming abiding interest in human porn magazines. She has also expressed an interest in 'jacking off a dude' but is frustrated because of the joints of her robot hand not having a fleshy covering. All of this further complicated by the fact that she would on the whole rather be a fighter jet...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Nepiophage on 09 Mar 2018, 09:40
Bread puns depend on the way they’re spelt.
I like wry bread puns myself.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Castlerook on 09 Mar 2018, 09:50
I find it interesting that some AIs (Momo, perhaps Bubbles) are romantically or sexually attracted to humans, while others (Roko, the two robots at the old Fight Club, perhaps Pintsize) are attracted to other AIs. (Pintsize is difficult to classify - cf. his groping of Faye, way back when - and I have no idea where to put May.)

Personally, I think that Pintsize is hetrosexual and hetroromantic. He just finds it amusing to taunt other people about their sexual hang-ups and play the letch.

As for May? It wouldn't surprise me if she is asexual but has a recreational interest in others sexuality, viewing it as somewhat bizarre and humorous.

May have expressed a lot of interest in human sexuality, human female bodies and human/AI sexual activities. The one time I remember she had anything to do with AI/AI sex or romance what the facesitting event with Pintsize, which left both of them bored and felt pointless to them. She seems more interested in what others do... Keeping Dale and Marigold together, asking for pictures of Faye and Bubbles and a seeming abiding interest in human porn magazines. She has also expressed an interest in 'jacking off a dude' but is frustrated because of the joints of her robot hand not having a fleshy covering. All of this further complicated by the fact that she would on the whole rather be a fighter jet...

I would say that its more a voyeuristic curiosity from May. If you think about it, the main forms of her existence have been:
A - An AI and other than holographic interpretation, we might presume that they don't have any form
and B - a broken down chassis as part of her parole.

Yes, May would have loved to have been able to upload herself into a fighter jet, but for now she's stuck in a humanoid form. And now that she's there, she's got questions, mainly what can she do in such a form. Its curiosity but no real way to explore that curiosity. She's in something that's falling apart and is most likely the most basic model, which most likely means she just does not have access to the tactile sensation that a more advanced chassis possesses. The pervy nature is likely a result of not being able to have the means of actually experiencing anything sexual.

Looking back, being a jet plane would definitely be the saner option.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: brasca on 09 Mar 2018, 10:38
I noticed that too.  Maybe it was downloaded with all her police programming.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 09 Mar 2018, 18:11
"oiled-up little fuck-weirdo" is probably the best capsule description of Pintsize ever.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: efindumb on 09 Mar 2018, 22:41
Roko’s origins may very well be in the Boston area, given the existence of the MIT Robotics Lab and Boston Dynamics (which itself has its origins in the MIT Robotics Lab.) And like so many professionals with strong regional accents, she trained herself out of her native accent and into something more neutral.

So now I’m hearing her with Eliza Dushku’s voice.

Thank you for choosing her instead of one of the Wahlbergs! Way too many people think of their phony accents when they think of Boston accents.

Fittingly with your comment: Eliza is from Watertown...which just happens to be between Cambridge(MIT) and Waltham(Boston Dynamics).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Morituri on 10 Mar 2018, 12:53
I'm hearing Scribble-stache O'Malley in the voice of Yogi Bear. 

Which actually took me several days to identify.  I mean, I had a very specific voice in mind that I imagined him speaking with, in its weird cadence and kind of pre-uptalk syllabic mis-emphases...  and it was days later that I realized it was this character from an old Hannah Barbarian cartoon.

And, for whatever it's worth, I hope that it turns out to be in-universe truth that his moustache is really just a sharpie scribble.  It would give him a certain "style", I think. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Storel on 10 Mar 2018, 20:07
I'm trying, I really am, but I simply can't imagine Yogi Bear's voice saying "oiled-up little fuck-weirdo"...  :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: St.Clair on 10 Mar 2018, 20:19
It helps a lot to have watched Harvey Birdman.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Morituri on 10 Mar 2018, 21:02
If you can't imagine Yogi saying that, who exactly did you think Booboo was?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
Post by: Neko_Ali on 11 Mar 2018, 08:23
He's kinkier than the average bear, hey-hey-hey!