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Title: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Gyrre on 07 Oct 2018, 01:00
So, I'm kind of stealing the poll idea from another thread.

Anyways, where would we say this arc even started?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 07 Oct 2018, 08:54
It's arguable that this current arc starts in Strip 3690 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3690), when Roko's romantic issues first became a thing in the main strip rather than in Patreon-only bonus strips. However, that means it ran parallel with the arc about Faye turning her life around doesn't really end until Strip 3765 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3765).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Inconsequential on 07 Oct 2018, 19:12
Momo's recharging pajamas are hilarious. Of course she has recharging pajamas.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Gyrre on 07 Oct 2018, 19:36
It's arguable that this current arc starts in Strip 3690 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3690), when Roko's romantic issues first became a thing in the main strip rather than in Patreon-only bonus strips. However, that means it ran parallel with the arc about Faye turning her life around doesn't really end until Strip 3765 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3765).
The overlap could be argued as setting up the next arc during the end of the current one.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Carl-E on 07 Oct 2018, 19:53
Momo's recharging pajamas are hilarious. Of course she has recharging pajamas.


It's a dust cover. 

You never know what you'll pick up through the idle hours...



Also, did anyone else get the impression from the sound effects that May's looking at one of those pimple-popping sites? 



No?  OK, my problem then...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: JimC on 07 Oct 2018, 20:54
Well, we finished last week discovering that Melon was apparently unaware that an AI may quit a job any time they like. Unless Melon is way off the bell curve, that suggests that many other AIs are unaware of such fundamental freedoms, which is a situation ripe for slavery. One may also reduce therefore that many other AIs live in conditions of exploitation amounting to slavery, and indeed there have been past hints.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Case on 07 Oct 2018, 21:08
Also, did anyone else get the impression from the sound effects that May's looking at one of those pimple-popping sites? 

Pimple-popping
sites?  :-\

(*This is my horrified-Momo-face. I didn't know I had one*)

No?  OK, my problem then...

You've literally changed my world a little bit ... :x
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cesium133 on 07 Oct 2018, 21:12
Also, did anyone else get the impression from the sound effects that May's looking at one of those pimple-popping sites? 

Pimple-popping
sites?  :-\

(*This is my horrified-Momo-face. I didn't know I had one*)

No?  OK, my problem then...

You've literally changed my world a little bit ... :x

Wait, that horrifies you even more than what May is actually watching?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: OldGoat on 07 Oct 2018, 21:42
Well, we finished last week discovering that Melon was apparently unaware that an AI may quit a job any time they like. Unless Melon is way off the bell curve, that suggests that many other AIs are unaware of such fundamental freedoms, which is a situation ripe for slavery. One may also reduce therefore that many other AIs live in conditions of exploitation amounting to slavery, and indeed there have been past hints.
But all indications are that Melon is further off the curve for an AI than Barry is for a human.  Now there's a relationship - Barry can move in with Melon and Arthur.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: efindumb on 07 Oct 2018, 21:48
I guess the more things change with May, the more they stay the same?

Although if you are going to look at that kind of stuff it really is a good idea to use someone else's computer- you retain some plausible deniability :D
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Mad Cat on 07 Oct 2018, 22:35
Does Momo's new emergency haircut remind anyone else of Winslow's hair?
And do QC-verse androids' hair grow, or do they just get a scalp replacement?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 07 Oct 2018, 22:46
Does Momo's new emergency haircut remind anyone else of Winslow's hair?
And do QC-verse androids' hair grow, or do they just get a scalp replacement?

Bubbles csn make her hair grow with a certain solution, but if need be you just csn sew on a wig.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Undrneath on 07 Oct 2018, 22:46
Does Momo's new emergency haircut remind anyone else of Winslow's hair?
And do QC-verse androids' hair grow, or do they just get a scalp replacement?


I think it varies depending on the cost of the chassis. May's is just a wig of kinda inflexible fibers while Bubbles' hair can "grow" if she uses specialised polymers.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Cornelius on 07 Oct 2018, 22:46
It's been established that some, like Bubbles, can grow out their hair, by speaking it in a polymer solution. To be sure, scalp replacement is probably a possibility as well. I think that for earlier models that might well be the only solution, though we've no evidence in text for that.

Or, you know, there's always the Pintsize way.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 07 Oct 2018, 22:48
Since it's not her own Laptop, I don't see May using incognito mode or private browsing to look at all that stuff
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: brasca on 07 Oct 2018, 23:07
Does Momo's new emergency haircut remind anyone else of Winslow's hair?
And do QC-verse androids' hair grow, or do they just get a scalp replacement?


I think it varies depending on the cost of the chassis. May's is just a wig of kinda inflexible fibers while Bubbles' hair can "grow" if she uses specialised polymers.

Momo’s hair changes color if she touches her navel so her chassis seems more sophisticated than just a wig. 

I’m not sure if Momo is wearing a onesie or union suit.  I can’t tell without seeing the back.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: hakko504 on 07 Oct 2018, 23:50
Scat porn is da shit.
 :claireface:




I'll find the egress myself.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 07 Oct 2018, 23:57
All I can say at this point is that, when Dale gets back his laptop, he needs to run a thorough deep-level malware scan. He also needs to purge his browser history and cache for the sake of his sanity.

It's sweet, though, May and Momo sitting next to each other to recharge. I'm pretty sure that Momo still has her own bed but she wants to include May in her intimate circle (at least on a subconscious level) so she sits next to her so May isn't in the most vulnerable state an embodied AI can be in on her own.

I guess the more things change with May, the more they stay the same?

Although if you are going to look at that kind of stuff it really is a good idea to use someone else's computer- you retain some plausible deniability :D

I can't see May wanting to deny anything about her... entertainment hobbies. Like Momo, she seeks the authentic human-like experience and that requires using a communications device of some sort rather than accessing the web directly.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Milayna on 08 Oct 2018, 00:24
Huh, I thought Roko was female? I looked back through the last few comics but I hardly saw any pronouns anywhere. Did I miss an establishing page?

Also I completely fail to see how using someone else's computer establishes deniability. In fact the opposite, it makes the likelihood you will be discovered VASTLY more probable than if you do it in your own private space.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 08 Oct 2018, 03:04
All I can say at this point is that, when Dale gets back his laptop, he needs to run a thorough deep-level malware scan. He also needs to purge his browser history and cache for the sake of his sanity.

It's sweet, though, May and Momo sitting next to each other to recharge. I'm pretty sure that Momo still has her own bed but she wants to include May in her intimate circle (at least on a subconscious level) so she sits next to her so May isn't in the most vulnerable state an embodied AI can be in on her own.

I guess the more things change with May, the more they stay the same?

Although if you are going to look at that kind of stuff it really is a good idea to use someone else's computer- you retain some plausible deniability :D

I can't see May wanting to deny anything about her... entertainment hobbies. Like Momo, she seeks the authentic human-like experience and that requires using a communications device of some sort rather than accessing the web directly.


I'd rather go and nuke the OS. And if it's still using a HDD alternatingly write three layers of both zeros and random data.

I think it's more like Momo has a bed, but May doesn't. So personally it's more like Momo not taking advantage of her privilege so not to offend May.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Cornelius on 08 Oct 2018, 04:04
I may be mistaken, but I don't believe it's been established that Momo has a bed.

In fact, she's made it clear that she doesn't need one. (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2342)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 08 Oct 2018, 04:22
I may be mistaken, but I don't believe it's been established that Momo has a bed.

Established in this strip (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2952).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Cornelius on 08 Oct 2018, 04:27
Which also gives an alternative explanatio, for why she might not want to be there.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: shanejayell on 08 Oct 2018, 07:06
Poor Momo.  :laugh:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: traroth on 08 Oct 2018, 11:01
It's been established that some, like Bubbles, can grow out their hair, by speaking it in a polymer solution. To be sure, scalp replacement is probably a possibility as well. I think that for earlier models that might well be the only solution, though we've no evidence in text for that.

Or, you know, there's always the Pintsize way.

There is a Pintsize way for every situation. And that's why the world is doomed...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Gyrre on 08 Oct 2018, 13:10
Also, did anyone else get the impression from the sound effects that May's looking at one of those pimple-popping sites? 

Pimple-popping
sites?  :-\

(*This is my horrified-Momo-face. I didn't know I had one*)

No?  OK, my problem then...

You've literally changed my world a little bit ... :x

Wait, that horrifies you even more than what May is actually watching?  :psyduck:
Both are pretty vile on a visceral level.

As for Dale dealing with May's viewing habits, being that Melon seems to be capable of performing magic, then there must also be a few priestly AI. After purging everything, I'd have the AI priest bless the laptop to purify it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Castlerook on 08 Oct 2018, 13:22
"The power of Avast compels you! The power of Avast compels you!"
"Your motherboard sucks! Rababababaraaaaagh!"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Storel on 08 Oct 2018, 16:51
Huh, I thought Roko was female? I looked back through the last few comics but I hardly saw any pronouns anywhere. Did I miss an establishing page?

She certainly seems female to me. What gives you the idea she isn't?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: wlewisiii on 08 Oct 2018, 18:49
Comic is up.

Cuteness level max eye bleach for yesterday.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: dreed on 08 Oct 2018, 19:16
On separate note
https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1443

Is will still working in a bar...  For 9 years?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: brasca on 08 Oct 2018, 19:40
Momo wears a onesie to bed and Bubbles does not.  Makes sense since there’s no need for her to wear anything to bed.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: fayelovesbubbles on 08 Oct 2018, 19:53
So cute, I love this latest comic. I was needing some Bubbles and Faye in my life.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cesium133 on 08 Oct 2018, 20:11
On separate note
https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1443

Is will still working in a bar...  For 9 years?
Comic time and real time are two different things.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: pendrake on 08 Oct 2018, 20:18
For comic #3847...

BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD.

BEANS FOR THE BEAR KING. (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3847)

TREATS FOR THE TRIANGLE DOG.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: zmeiat_joro on 08 Oct 2018, 20:19
Is that a reference to Warhammer 40K? Specifically Khorne? "Beans for the Bear King" "BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD"?
I thought Khorne was more into skulls than blood?

EDIT: apparently it's both: "Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Throne of Khorne!"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Killspree on 08 Oct 2018, 21:03
Silly rabbit, everyone knows its Blood for the blood God and skulls for the skull throne.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: zmeiat_joro on 08 Oct 2018, 21:32
This whiole conversation has a very Charlie Stoss vibe, and he has had a cameo here, at Marten's dad's wedding :)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 08 Oct 2018, 22:01
Seeing Faye and Bubbles being cute in the comic makes me squee gleefully. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME JJ?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Shjade on 08 Oct 2018, 22:09
"This dream has taken a sudden turn."

"What, you think the Bear King is too good for tits?"

"I had not previously considered the principle state of the Bear King at all."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 08 Oct 2018, 22:11
I wonder whether Bubbles has a similar effect on Faye as Faye has on Hanners - a strong narcotic.

... Probably yes, on so many levels.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Milayna on 08 Oct 2018, 22:23
Huh, I thought Roko was female? I looked back through the last few comics but I hardly saw any pronouns anywhere. Did I miss an establishing page?

She certainly seems female to me. What gives you the idea she isn't?
May was using neutral pronouns
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Cornelius on 08 Oct 2018, 22:53
Well, she's talking about a cop, and hasn't specified Roko. Roko is not exactly part of the circle (yet).

With the risk of reopening the pronoun discussion - though there's a better thread for that than this one - they/them has been used to refer to person/persons unspecified for much longer than that it's been used as a specific gender marker.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 08 Oct 2018, 23:29
There are lots of cute things in today's strip. The first is, of course, that Bubbles clearly finds the chemical-free acid trips that are human dreams endlessly fascinating, especially as Faye's are clearly intense enough that she reacts to them in her sleep. Bubbles clearly considers it adorable but one wonders if it makes her worry that she will never understand how the human mind works!

Then there's Faye's reaction to Bubbles being there: In her dazed and semi-conscious state, she wants and needs that primal comfort from her girlfriend. There is a lot of trust there and it is clear that Bubbles has gone deep into her heart.

Finally, and I know this is probably me but am I the only one who thinks it is appropriate that a former infantry robot sleeps commando?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 08 Oct 2018, 23:55

Finally, and I know this is probably me but am I the only one who thinks it is appropriate that a former infantry robot sleeps commando?

Get out. 😝

We do not know about previous shenanigans, I like to give them the benefit of doubt here.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Carl-E on 09 Oct 2018, 00:38
Having someone watch you sleep - even a loved one - has always felt a bit creepy to me. 


The fact that Bubbles may not need to sleep at all could go either way.  Max creepiness from her always watching, or max security from her always watching...out for Faye.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Bad Superman on 09 Oct 2018, 01:11
Having someone watch you sleep - even a loved one - has always felt a bit creepy to me. 

I can certainly see, why one would feel that way.

On the other hand, watching a loved one sleep – preferably in your arms – is one of the most beautiful things I can imagine.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 09 Oct 2018, 02:45

Is it me...
Or is Bubbles even CUTER than usual??

(Panel 4... Dude!)

This message brought to you by "I'm too tired to discuss serious stuff."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Sullivan on 09 Oct 2018, 02:54
Having someone watch you sleep - even a loved one - has always felt a bit creepy to me. 
Obviously you are not a Minbari.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Meander on 09 Oct 2018, 02:55

Is it me...
Or is Bubbles even CUTER than usual??

(Panel 4... Dude!)


Not just you - Bubbles gets both cuter and sexier in every appearance.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 09 Oct 2018, 04:31
Having someone watch you sleep - even a loved one - has always felt a bit creepy to me. 

It seems to be a Synthetic thing. Momo watched Sam sleep with the same rapt expression on her face (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3165). I think that, for some Synthetics, just watching humans exist is a marvel of which they cannot get enough experience.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Tyr on 09 Oct 2018, 05:35
Also consider that Momo and Bubbles are both of a personality to accede if you asked them to NOT watch you while you sleep. Therefore, Faye must be fine with Bubbles doing so. Faye isn't exactly shy.

From the other end... there is something comforting in waking up, and taking a quick peek at your loved ones, making sure they're still breathing.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: zisraelsen on 09 Oct 2018, 07:34
A poem by Faye Whitaker:
"As I wake, my thoughts turn to you(r tits)."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Inconsequential on 09 Oct 2018, 07:39
Cuteness overload, I agree.

I don't think Bubbles was watching Faye sleep or anything -- in the first panel it looks like she was on her back when Faye started talking in her sleep (couldn't have been on her left side because of the charging cable). She then pulls her charging cable out to face Faye and starts cuddling her while responding to the "bear king" dream...

Dreaming and sleep talk is just one of the many bio-brain quirks that AIs (and humans, for that matter) find charming, fascinating, and inexplicable.



I love the flexibility AIs have regarding rest and sleep (and charging). Back when Momo got her new chassis, she told Marigold that she didn't need to sleep, so she could work at night and pay Marigold back for her chassis (and Marigold told her it was a gift, not a loan). And May seems to be quite flexible about the shifts she works.

So AIs may not need sleep, or at least they have the conscious choice to move, compress, or defer their periods of rest without the resulting confusion and grogginess that afflicts us meatsacks.

Bubbles has been woken up a few times and seems to instantly come to full awareness, which makes sense. If I were to redesign human brains, I'd certainly install the ability to consciously control rest and awareness.

But sleeping and resting are essential parts of the human or sentient experience (not to mention staying in one place for a while is necessary to recharge). Maybe they defrag or run repair routines while in sleep mode.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Zebediah on 09 Oct 2018, 08:16
My wife has had some very amusing sleep-talking episodes, including running meetings and giving presentations while asleep.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: OldGoat on 09 Oct 2018, 10:12
Also I completely fail to see how using someone else's computer establishes deniability. In fact the opposite, it makes the likelihood you will be discovered VASTLY more probable than if you do it in your own private space.
There is a very strong presumption that the owner (or customary principle user) of a computer was at the keyboard such that, unless Rules of Evidence are seriously enforced (like in a courtroom), the burden of proof shifts to the owner.  "Prove that you weren't the one poop-surfing."  The most important element of any computer crime case is placing the suspect at the keyboard.  It's not unlike a Hit-&-Run traffic collision - the prosecution has to prove the suspect was behind the wheel.

As for being discovered, the only party apt to find it is the owner.  That could result in anything from, "What are those URLs?" through "DON'T YOU EVER TOUCH MY COMPUTER AGAIN!" to bringing it to the attention of the authorities.

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 09 Oct 2018, 11:56
Having someone watch you sleep - even a loved one - has always felt a bit creepy to me. 
Obviously you are not a Minbari.

Damn. Now I need to try and grab a copy.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: DSL on 09 Oct 2018, 19:54
Comics up --- and no mention of the right to bear arms.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Sorflakne on 09 Oct 2018, 20:21
I'm a couple weeks late saying it, and I don't remember her name, but Agentbot needs to show up more often.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Shjade on 09 Oct 2018, 21:36
I am amused that my "alternative dialogue" version of the previous comic wasn't so far off in terms of where this conversation eventually went. xD
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Penquin47 on 09 Oct 2018, 22:25
I'm with Faye.  Three months off every winter for hibearnation sounds GREAT.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 09 Oct 2018, 23:18
Ah, so a brief discussion on the subject of dreams vs. recreational hallucinations followed by an entirely surreal exposition on the themes of Faye's dream. As always, I find it difficult to tell when Jeph's characters are being serious and when they're amusing each other by pretending to be serious. Because of this, this strip is pretty much quintessential Questionable Content.

Meanwhile, I suspect that Jeph is very proud of Bubbles' disappointed pout in panel 2!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Case on 10 Oct 2018, 00:11
Comics up --- and no mention of the right to bear arms arm bears.

FYP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK1PNNEKZBY)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 10 Oct 2018, 01:35
Comics up --- and no mention of the right to bear arms.

That would only lead to  an arms race (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2368). But that's Emily's responsibility, as is the Bear King niw that Hanners isn't at the shop.


On a different note - I wonder whether Bubbles can change her eye color? Two reasons - filter mechanisms to improve visibility, and psychological warfare.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: traroth on 10 Oct 2018, 02:18
Meanwhile, I suspect that Jeph is very proud of Bubbles' disappointed pout in panel 2!

Very Brun-esque pout, indeed...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 10 Oct 2018, 02:47
I just remembered Faye has a past with bears (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3275)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 10 Oct 2018, 05:07

She: (Indistinct mumbling)... (covers suddenly pulled over head.)
Me: What's the matter"
She: (asleep) "The vampires are back... again..."
Me: What?
She: (asleep) "probably water."
....
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 10 Oct 2018, 05:10
So, basically, Mrs Covenant plays Ravenloft in her head whilst asleep?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 10 Oct 2018, 07:35
So, basically, Mrs Covenant plays Ravenloft in her head whilst asleep?

(Sssssssssshhhh!!!! This was PRE- Mrs Covenant!)  :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: dutchrvl on 10 Oct 2018, 07:54
Comics up --- and no mention of the right to bear arms.

You mean the right for bears to bear arms in their bear arms?

I'll show myself out....
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: dutchrvl on 10 Oct 2018, 07:57
SUrprised nobody has mentioned the bear monster shirt (https://topatoco.com/products/qc-bearmonster) Faye used to wear.

I guess Jeph somehow automatically links Faye with bears in his head?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Tova on 10 Oct 2018, 18:32
Sorry for the diversion, but should the current WCDT thread be pinned?

It might save the occasional thread confusion.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Emperor Norton on 10 Oct 2018, 18:52
Faye: Hey Bubbles, need a hand.  :clairedoge: :clairedoge: :clairedoge:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Tova on 10 Oct 2018, 18:57
In before the relationship trouble speculation.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: MrNumbers on 10 Oct 2018, 19:36
Just got to know your audience. Same deadpan snark would have gone a lot better with, say, May or Dora.

The problem is that Momo is too sweet and pure for this world.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: DSL on 10 Oct 2018, 19:40
Comics up --- and no mention of the right to bear arms arm bears.

FYP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK1PNNEKZBY)
How do you know I was not talking about the right of everyone to possess the arm of a bear? Maybe more than one arm?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Penquin47 on 10 Oct 2018, 19:54
Don't forget about the advice Marten gave Angus about getting involved with Faye: "When a park ranger warns you about the bears, it's not because he wants to keep the bear hugs for himself!"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Case on 10 Oct 2018, 19:56
Comics up --- and no mention of the right to bear arms arm bears.

FYP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK1PNNEKZBY)
How do you know I was not talking about the right of everyone to possess the arm of a bear? Maybe more than one arm?

Hmmmmh... You're right, I don't. Just watch out with Pandas - you don't want to be caught with black arms ...  :clairedoge:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 10 Oct 2018, 20:29
SUrprised nobody has mentioned the bear monster shirt (https://topatoco.com/products/qc-bearmonster) Faye used to wear.

I guess Jeph somehow automatically links Faye with bears in his head?

ownership of that shirt is
a little bit fuzzy now (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3761). Or it may be a case of "His hoodie? no, that's her's now."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Gyrre on 10 Oct 2018, 20:37
I'm with Faye.  Three months off every winter for hibearnation sounds GREAT.

The best part would be that everyone is at home, thus the spread of cold, flu, bronchitis, etc would be drastically cut down.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Magniras on 10 Oct 2018, 22:11
To be fair to Faye and Momo, deadpan humor is sometimes a bit tricky for humans too.

Also, I'm becoming more and more convinced that as time goes by Jeph is using this comic to explore how AI would work in society.  Which is awesome.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 10 Oct 2018, 23:32
The first thing that jumped into my head when I read panel 1 was that Momo is pretty tired of people saying that her hairstyle is 'pretty punk'. In her mind, that's not a positive and she really wishes that people would stop saying it to her!

Now, onto the point of this comic: I think that Faye needs to sit down and have some serious self-reflection. When one gets so good at burns and making sarcastic comments sound serious that people out of your immediate circle can't automatically tell when you're kidding, maybe one has to wonder if you've got a bit too good or have developed a bit too much of a nasty reputation!

That aside, someone give Faye a hand with that box before she drops it!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Bollthorn on 11 Oct 2018, 00:09
Omg Momo's lil' face!! *cuddles Momo* It's okay, don't cry, don't cry...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 11 Oct 2018, 01:15
Now, onto the point of this comic: I think that Faye needs to sit down and have some serious self-reflection. When one gets so good at burns and making sarcastic comments sound serious that people out of your immediate circle can't automatically tell when you're kidding, maybe one has to wonder if you've got a bit too good or have developed a bit too much of a nasty reputation!

I may not have thought this idea through enough. I've suddenly had a horrible flash of Faye trying to imitate the Claireface every time she is kidding. That way madness lies! :claireface:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 11 Oct 2018, 03:20
Momo is a bit too innocent for Faye. Sometimes borderline gullible. She may have caught Faye's joke, but she too upset to realise when she's joking, and she has no idea how much stuff costs. Material costs probably aren't that bad, it probably just takes a while for the polymers to form properly.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: brasca on 11 Oct 2018, 05:49
Momo is a bit too innocent for Faye. Sometimes borderline gullible. She may have caught Faye's joke, but she too upset to realise when she's joking, and she has no idea how much stuff costs. Material costs probably aren't that bad, it probably just takes a while for the polymers to form properly.

It can’t be that expensive if Bubbles does it.  She’s careful about spending money.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: shanejayell on 11 Oct 2018, 06:59
FAYE! Don't be mean.

That was cute tho.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 11 Oct 2018, 08:09
What I'm afraid of here is that the Rule of Funny may require something to go wrong with the hair restoration.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: traroth on 11 Oct 2018, 08:12
Sécurité Sociale forever!

(only french people or at least people familiar with the french social system will understand)

Also: Momo is truly heartbreaking in the last panel...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: traroth on 11 Oct 2018, 08:16
On the subject itself: why not find a middle way? Pay the material plus some profit for Union Robotics(TM), but less than the usual rate? That way, Momo gets a friend rate, but still supports Faye and Bubbles' business. Everybody's happy!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Undrneath on 11 Oct 2018, 08:41
What I'm afraid of here is that the Rule of Funny may require something to go wrong with the hair restoration.

My guess is Momo will end up with far, far too much hair and hijinks will ensue.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Zebediah on 11 Oct 2018, 09:03
Or: Momo ends up with far too much hair, but when she looks in the mirror she squeals “I LOVE IT!”
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Cornelius on 11 Oct 2018, 10:20
Cousin Itt, is that you?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: ToodleLew on 11 Oct 2018, 15:22
In strip 3849, Bubbles' observation has given me a thought.
With respect to Momo's short hair, she said:
With the proper additives, we should be able to precipitate new strands out of solution.
The implication (to me) is that (some) robots do not self-contain a hair-growing facility, and that hair lengthening is performed externally.

So, my thought...
Do hairdressers/barbers have the appropriate equipment to "precipitate new strands" of robot hair? If not, then there may be another marketing opportunity for Union Robotics: lengthening hair on robot-folk. Followed, of course, by space rental to barbers/hairdressers to coiffe the resulting lengthened hair.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: ToodleLew on 11 Oct 2018, 15:25
The box is marked "Hands", and Faye is holding it (with one hand, no less).
Who's "hands" is Faye holding?  :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Castlerook on 11 Oct 2018, 17:59
What gets me more than anything in this comic is that Momo turned down a discount. Not because its paying less money for something, but for not realising that a discount would potentially lead to more business for Union Robotics. At least for her.

Hair job now. Okay, cheap discount, just pay for time and covering materials.
Maybe later Momo decides to go in and get her servos served.
Maybe later still, some optical optics need replacing.
Maybe she tells some other AI about UR and helps gather some business.

It's counterintuitive, but discounts from starter businesses pay off in the end.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: brasca on 11 Oct 2018, 18:26
Yes, but Union Robotics, a struggling business, doesn’t turn as much of a profit so getting a discount just because she’s a friend affects them financially. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: MrNumbers on 11 Oct 2018, 18:47
What I'm afraid of here is that the Rule of Funny may require something to go wrong with the hair restoration.

So far it looks like Rule of Funny is just about it going exactly right. Crisis averted. Bless that thumbs up.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 11 Oct 2018, 19:03
And after all the doodah about Jeph and short hair...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Penquin47 on 11 Oct 2018, 19:57
What gets me more than anything in this comic is that Momo turned down a discount. Not because its paying less money for something, but for not realising that a discount would potentially lead to more business for Union Robotics. At least for her.

Hair job now. Okay, cheap discount, just pay for time and covering materials.
Maybe later Momo decides to go in and get her servos served.
Maybe later still, some optical optics need replacing.
Maybe she tells some other AI about UR and helps gather some business.

It's counterintuitive, but discounts from starter businesses pay off in the end.

Thing is, Momo's a friend, not some random person.  She's going to frequent their business when she needs repairs or wants upgrades, and she'll tell people about it regardless of whether they give her this discount.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: shanejayell on 11 Oct 2018, 20:27
 :lol:  :laugh:  :-D  :laugh:  :lol:

Oh lordy. And I LOVE Faye's expression in the last panel. And the thumbs up.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: zisraelsen on 11 Oct 2018, 20:28
Is that a thumbs up or a thumbs down? Itd be the latter to momo.
Edit: up upon closer inspection I'm pretty sure shes just grabbing the piston of the hoist with that hand. Whoops.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BarGamer on 11 Oct 2018, 20:33
Six to eight hours to restore a few inches of hair over a few square feet? There's gotta be a way to speed that up, probably with nanobots, or a mild electric current. Initiate Star Trek technobabble!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Mad Cat on 11 Oct 2018, 21:00
"I'll take 'Creative Uses For an Engine Hoist' for $600, Alex"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: ADGood on 11 Oct 2018, 21:04
Six to eight hours to restore a few inches of hair over a few square feet? There's gotta be a way to speed that up, probably with nanobots, or a mild electric current. Initiate Star Trek technobabble!

This comment actually made me curious what the average surface area of a human scalp is.  Apparently it's like .65 square feet.  Though maybe Momo's head would be on the large side, because...anime, I guess? 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: brilligtove on 11 Oct 2018, 21:12
As long as she has enough Play-Doh in reserve - and can find someone to press hard on her pressure pump - new hair should be a matter of moments!


...what?


No, I meant...


...WAIT, I was....


Shit.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Carl-E on 11 Oct 2018, 22:03
Gotta know your audience when you're deadpanning, BrilligTove. 

Although apparently that was a thing at some point...

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JzfNK43ea4Q/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: citizenfive on 11 Oct 2018, 22:07
While I suppose the scalp is made of another material than her face, my first thought was that Momo was going to grow a beard or something from getting her whole head submerged.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: brasca on 11 Oct 2018, 22:30
I wonder if this is how Bubbles lengthens her hair or if she just reclines back into a sink basin. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: OldGoat on 11 Oct 2018, 22:31
My "something else" vote:  "Larher, rinse, repeat."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 11 Oct 2018, 23:12
I wonder if this is how Bubbles lengthens her hair or if she just reclines back into a sink basin.

to quote bubbles: this is more efficient. Bubbles only ever adding like two or three inches can wait for an hour with only her hair submerged. BUT THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: BenRG on 11 Oct 2018, 23:32
It's quite easy to forget that Momo, for all her kindness and desire to be a good person has a lot of repressed anger in her (mostly because of having to continually deal with Marigold and May). It certainly took Bubbles by surprise in panel 3! In fact, she looks positively daunted by a synthetic who is only about 1/2 her volume!

You know, I was wondering if this was going to be Faye and Bubbles' first in-relationship argument but, by the looks of things, Faye isn't really taking it to heart. Instead, she's just regressing to being a cheeky mid-teenager, which suggests that she isn't going to be worrying too much about it.

All I can say at this point is that something has to go wrong; the Rule of Funny demands it. Anyone else expecting Momo with a beard and moustache? I mean, aesthetics are individual after all, so I'm thinking that her current chassis may have been designed with giving that option to its resident! If that does happen, I'm expecting Faye to continue to remind Bubbles that she isn't saying anything at all and is just helping cut off the excess!

Finally, Terminator 2: Judgement Day reference in panel 4. :-D
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: oeoek on 12 Oct 2018, 01:22
Waiting for Cousin It to emerge from the bath...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Case on 12 Oct 2018, 04:31
ZOMG The thumbs-up!  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: brilligtove on 12 Oct 2018, 09:16
Gotta know your audience when you're deadpanning, BrilligTove. 

Although apparently that was a thing at some point...

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JzfNK43ea4Q/maxresdefault.jpg)


As a parent of an under-10 child I can attest to this still being a thing.

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: heyjames4 on 12 Oct 2018, 09:22
I like these occasional reminders that the AIs truly are different and aren't just people with plastic skin.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cybersmurf on 12 Oct 2018, 10:55
It's quite easy to forget that Momo, for all her kindness and desire to be a good person has a lot of repressed anger in her (mostly because of having to continually deal with Marigold and May). It certainly took Bubbles by surprise in panel 3! In fact, she looks positively daunted by a synthetic who is only about 1/2 her volume!

I wouldn't call it anger, rather frustration.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: dutchrvl on 12 Oct 2018, 11:15
While I suppose the scalp is made of another material than her face, my first thought was that Momo was going to grow a beard or something from getting her whole head submerged.

I thought it was more about lengthening the already present strands (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3336) of hair, so the scalp etc. would be irrelevant no?

In other words, to 'grow' a beard would only be possible if they first implant (e.g. by sewing (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3174)) hair follicles (or strands I suppose) in her chin area.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: dutchrvl on 12 Oct 2018, 11:18
It's quite easy to forget that Momo, for all her kindness and desire to be a good person has a lot of repressed anger in her (mostly because of having to continually deal with Marigold and May). It certainly took Bubbles by surprise in panel 3! In fact, she looks positively daunted by a synthetic who is only about 1/2 her volume!

I wouldn't call it anger, rather frustration.

I wouldn't call it either, it looks more like extreme eagerness to me. Just like Bubbles likely is not daunted or anything, just a little taken aback by the rather forceful expression of that eagerness  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Thrudd on 12 Oct 2018, 12:34
While I suppose the scalp is made of another material than her face, my first thought was that Momo was going to grow a beard or something from getting her whole head submerged.
I thought it was more about lengthening the already present strands (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3336) of hair, so the scalp etc. would be irrelevant no?
In other words, to 'grow' a beard would only be possible if they first implant (e.g. by sewing (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3174)) hair follicles (or strands I suppose) in her chin area.
I think that citizenfive got it right.
To elaborate, the "hair" strands would only grow from their terminus and not branch off or thicken. There are already chemical processes that act similarly in both the natural as well as the industrial world.

Also if dutchrvl was correct in their supposition the solution would have been treated as hazardous to synthetics. Just think what could happen if it was misshandled or some got on ones hands .......  :clairedoge:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Morituri on 12 Oct 2018, 14:58
I think she needs prehensile hair.

But that's just me. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: zisraelsen on 12 Oct 2018, 15:26
I don't know if it's been established that AI can voluntarily shut down/ go into sleep mode, but I sure hope that's the case. Even without the need to breath, I imagine being suspended upside-down with your head in a vat of chemicals would be a profoundly unpleasant experience.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Case on 12 Oct 2018, 16:43
I think she needs prehensile hair.

But that's just me.

Nope
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: brilligtove on 12 Oct 2018, 16:55
Not just you. :)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Rainwitch on 12 Oct 2018, 17:28
I sympathize with Momo. I too am very attached to my long hair. (Hi I'm relatively new.)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: ADGood on 12 Oct 2018, 18:02
I sympathize with Momo. I too am very attached to my long hair. (Hi I'm relatively new.)

That's to be expected, isn't it?

Oh, wait.  You meant, like, emotionally attached, didn't you.

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: ADGood on 12 Oct 2018, 18:19
It's quite easy to forget that Momo, for all her kindness and desire to be a good person has a lot of repressed anger in her (mostly because of having to continually deal with Marigold and May). It certainly took Bubbles by surprise in panel 3! In fact, she looks positively daunted by a synthetic who is only about 1/2 her volume!

I wouldn't call it anger, rather frustration.

I read it as fiery determination.  It appeared to be accompanied by a faint pink glow as well, though that may have been a reflection off of her remaining hair. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Akima on 12 Oct 2018, 19:39
If, as Jeph suggests, Bubbles grew her own hair like that, I'm imagining her suspended from a pair of those "gravity boot (https://c.76.my/Malaysia/high-grade-safety-inversion-power-[email protected]12.jpg)" things. I wish I could grow my hair like that*; do robots get split ends?

*Obviously I'd need some sort of snorkel.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Case on 12 Oct 2018, 21:32
Is that a thumbs up or a thumbs down? Itd be the latter to momo.

The enemy's gate is 'down'.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: cesium133 on 13 Oct 2018, 06:02
Is that a thumbs up or a thumbs down? Itd be the latter to momo.

The enemy's gate is 'down'.
How long will it take them to fix it?  :claireface:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Case on 13 Oct 2018, 08:16
Is that a thumbs up or a thumbs down? Itd be the latter to momo.

The enemy's gate is 'down'.
How long will it take them to fix it?  :claireface:


(German 'Badum-tish')
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: markt1964 on 14 Oct 2018, 10:20
Possibly a stupid question.... maybe I missed something in a previous strip that would have answered this.

AI's, in general, all have a white mouth interior, but it appears that Momo's does not.  I do not know if this was always the case and I have simply not noticed this before, or if there was an art style change at some point that I hadn't previously picked up on, or if there is some in-story reason why this is the case.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Carl-E on 14 Oct 2018, 12:05
It's rare that anything about AI's is explained - the hair thing is actually an exception.  That, and abs. 

But yes, it seems that older/simpler/more "robotically" styled AIs (Pintsize, punchbot, the AI therapist) have mouths that may be something like an animated screen on the face, a mobile outline of a white "void". 

Although Pintsize would eat cake batter, so there must be some kind of opening, probably only available when required by the rule of funny. 

Later, more humanoid AIs (the store clerks when Momo went chassis shopping, even Momo's original chassis, heck even the practice boyfriend) have mechanical/structural mouths. 

Then there's Seven (I think that was her name) who has  headlight for a face.  Or the robotic arm from the fight club.  No mouth at all! 

Don't think too hard about it.  There's more variety in the world of AI than humans will ever have.  I was going to say, "Than humans can conceive", but you know, as AI "creators" we have conceived of all those varieties, and more we haven't even seen. 

Which actually makes them a great model for a tolerant society...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: JimC on 14 Oct 2018, 15:22
I imagine being suspended upside-down with your head in a vat of chemicals would be a profoundly unpleasant experience.
I thought that the AIs have been getting excessively anthropomorphic lately, and this was a nice exception. Humans don't like being suspended upside down because our legs aren't especially great with tension, our circulatory system is degraded and our balance organs are disturbed. I think there may also be issues with respiration. I don't see that any of those need apply to Ai chassis. Humans generally don't have a problem with immersion in water, even cloudy water, so it also seems that shouldn't be a problem. OK it would be boring as hell to be suspended in one place for some hours, but 3846 established internal web browser, so she can just be reading web pages...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: OldGoat on 14 Oct 2018, 18:45
If, as Jeph suggests, Bubbles grew her own hair like that, I'm imagining her suspended from a pair of those "gravity boot (https://c.76.my/Malaysia/high-grade-safety-inversion-power-[email protected]12.jpg)" things. I wish I could grow my hair like that*; do robots get split ends?

*Obviously I'd need some sort of snorkel.

Bubbles is, no doubt, capable of maintaining a protracted hand-stand pose, probably for days if it was a tactical necessity.  A few hours in the vat would be no problem for her.  If Faye ever tells her, "Go soak your head," she might look in the mirror and reply, "That's a splendid idea!"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 22 Oct 2018, 04:11
I sympathize with Momo. I too am very attached to my long hair. (Hi I'm relatively new.)

I, too, am very attached to my hair...

I just wish a little more of it was still attached to me!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Thrudd on 22 Oct 2018, 09:55
I just wish a little more of it was still attached to me!
Be careful for what you wish for - I have male friends who have had their follicles transmigrated to other zones on their person - being complimented on the wool sweater is concerning when one is not wearing one.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3846-3850 (8-12 October, 2018)
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Oct 2018, 13:05
My wife is fond of saying all the hair on my head slid down onto my back over tbe last 30 years...