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Title: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: jwhouk on 25 Nov 2018, 17:56
Here's your weekly comic discussion thread. It's the week after OMGTurkeys, and we know what that means...

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Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: brasca on 25 Nov 2018, 18:13
Hereís hoping because I really didnít have much to say about pot smoking with Moms.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Jakk Frost on 25 Nov 2018, 19:34
For some reason I can't quite put my finger on, I'm suddenly reminded of Malory Archer and her dog Duchess
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Case on 25 Nov 2018, 19:39
Comic's up!

Twue Whuff!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: shanejayell on 25 Nov 2018, 20:09
I wonder if the vet is going "WOW these folks are baked."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: OldGoat on 25 Nov 2018, 20:27
I wonder if the vet is going "WOW these folks are baked."

Vet, or city/county animal shelter employee (who could also be a DVM).  If they hold animals for a specific period then offer them for adoption, that suggests the latter.  Either Jeph is adding Ms Doggo to the cast or introducing her owner (who may be a new beau for Magustus).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Near Lurker on 25 Nov 2018, 20:46
...is it really that common to chip dogs these days?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Theta9 on 25 Nov 2018, 20:48
Dogs.

They're good.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: A small perverse otter on 25 Nov 2018, 20:52
...is it really that common to chip dogs these days?
Pets, particularly purebreds? Yes.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Scarfington on 25 Nov 2018, 21:03
This is pretty much how my mom got her old dog, minus the pot smoking! Wandering street dog, owners didn't claim her, mom claimed her. Good dog!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Tova on 25 Nov 2018, 21:14
...is it really that common to chip dogs these days?

It's mandatory in most states of Australia.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Penquin47 on 25 Nov 2018, 21:52
It's strongly encouraged by shelters, for just this reason.  Cats, too.

...Of course, it doesn't do much good if you don't register the chip.  This is how my mom's cat ended up being part of the family.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Timemaster on 25 Nov 2018, 22:53
The Augustus women should have snuggeled Cosmo a little bit longer, untll they would have been a little less ... enthousiastic.
Sorry, but this is embarassing.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: BenRG on 25 Nov 2018, 23:19
For what it's worth, although the drug has worn down their emotional control a lot, I think that Mrs Augustus's reaction to 'Cosmo' (who knows if she decides to keep that name?) feels really genuine and I suspect that this is the Good Girl she's wanted in her life. I also think that Cosmo is going to be in the position of having to be the sane one in the household sometimes, which makes her plain puzzlement at Claire and her mother's actions funnier!

Where did Claire get the confetti, Tai? Well, she's either an animť character or a Disney Princess. Having accessories like that always available is part of the job description!

Dora's reactions in panels 2 and 3 are wonderful. Once again, we see the reaction of the saner characters to the comedic excesses of the universe in wonderful detail!


EDIT
Rewrote the first paragraph - Never post before coffee!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Case on 25 Nov 2018, 23:58
Is Ms Augustus rocking red DrMartens?  :-o 8-)



Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: pwhodges on 26 Nov 2018, 00:38
...is it really that common to chip dogs these days?

It's mandatory in most states of Australia.

In the UK it's a legal requirement that it's done by eight weeks; though it's often not done till later as so few people realise there's a law, and of course strays don't know either.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: gopher on 26 Nov 2018, 03:42
Poor pupper, hope it's owners find her soon and keep her away from the mad people.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: jwhouk on 26 Nov 2018, 04:14
...is it really that common to chip dogs these days?

Yes, usually right after they're spayed or neutered. The gray ball of fur on the desk in front of me as I type this has a chip.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Cornelius on 26 Nov 2018, 04:23
...is it really that common to chip dogs these days?

It's mandatory in most states of Australia.

In the UK it's a legal requirement that it's done by eight weeks; though it's often not done till later as so few people realise there's a law, and of course strays don't know either.

Same here, and the number is linked to the EU pet passport.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Tai Fanboi on 26 Nov 2018, 04:39
I dunno why, I just get the feeling that the dog is owned by Hanners mom for some reason. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Case on 26 Nov 2018, 05:29
The Augustus women should have snuggeled Cosmo a little bit longer, untll they would have been a little less ... enthousiastic.
Sorry, but this is embarassing.

I'm banned from an Arnhem coffeeshop for BUI-ing (*) into their front entrance. Enthusiasm is not the worst that can happen.

Sorry, but this is embarassing.

There are cultures that have a far greater tolerance for excessive public displays of emotion than ours. Not every people aims to show up the Vulcan ambassador.



(*) Barfing Under the Influence (**)
(**) Truth be told, I don't know whether they've kept up the ban over the last 20 years, or whether the shop even exists anymore.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Vurogj on 26 Nov 2018, 05:55
(who may be a new beau for Magustus).

It wasn't my first thought when I read the comic, but it was definitely in the top 5.

If only to raise the chances for Claire as maid of honour sometime in the next few years (comic time)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Gyrre on 26 Nov 2018, 06:05
It seems we've ggot some sketchy ads again.
I just got two pop-ups asking for permission for my browser to record audio and take pictures.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: pwhodges on 26 Nov 2018, 08:46
Tell Jeph by his email on the contacts page - He reads and reacts, even if he doesn't reply.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: traroth on 26 Nov 2018, 10:17
Is Ms Augustus rocking red DrMartens?  :-o 8-)

Those could definitely be a pair of red 1914...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: themacnut on 26 Nov 2018, 10:30
That dog's being remarkably patient and well-behaved, considering she's surrounded by people who are baked like fresh bread and acting accordingly. Then again, she chose to wander into that house, so maybe it's what she's used to...

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: DSL on 26 Nov 2018, 10:45
(who may be a new beau for Magustus).

It wasn't my first thought when I read the comic, but it was definitely in the top 5.

If only to raise the chances for Claire as maid of honour sometime in the next few years (comic time)
And for Dora to be the flower girl. She's never gotten to be the flower girl.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: traroth on 26 Nov 2018, 12:51
Plot twist: When not stoned, Mrs Augustus really dislikes dogs. Drama ensues...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Welu on 26 Nov 2018, 13:20
Cosmo is a good dog and I want her in my life.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Nov 2018, 14:28
I think I saw something on Jeph's Twitter feed about him knowing about the problem ads.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Nov 2018, 14:30
I wonder if the vet is going "WOW these folks are baked."

In my experience, they either don't notice or don't say anything.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Gyrre on 26 Nov 2018, 15:14
...is it really that common to chip dogs these days?

Yes, usually right after they're spayed or neutered. The gray ball of fur on the desk in front of me as I type this has a chip.
It also depends on the region/state and the owner. And I'm not just talking about the tinfoil hat types.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: SmilingCat on 26 Nov 2018, 19:01
I choose to believe Cosmo belonged to Spookybot (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3418), and that this will come up later.

The gang will incur the wrath of Spookybot, but will be spared due to how well Agustus-mom has been taking care of Cosmo.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Theta9 on 26 Nov 2018, 19:50
I choose to believe Cosmo belonged to Spookybot (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3418), and that this will come up later.

The gang will incur the wrath of Spookybot, but will be spared due to how well Agustus-mom has been taking care of Cosmo.
Why wrath? The dog showing up on their doorstep is no fault of theirs.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Nov 2018, 19:52
No tasty pancakes?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: BenRG on 26 Nov 2018, 23:11
Poor Claire! It's all been a bit too much for her! I wonder if she's going to wake up tomorrow and find her blurred memories and perceptions of the previous day a source of panic? Fortunately, reassuring frantic and highly-strung young women does seem to be one of Marten's life specialities.

I think that Marten should consider these events to be a positive indicator of progress. Claire does not seem to be the sort of girl who inadvertently injures him whilst intoxicated. I'm sure that they can build on that! :-D
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: SmilingCat on 27 Nov 2018, 00:45
Why wrath? The dog showing up on their doorstep is no fault of theirs.

I was imagining that the wrath would come from something completely unrelated to the dog. Like, years from now, after most of us have forgotten that Cosmo has a mysterious past.

"You have thwarted us, and there are normally consequences. However, Cosmo is very happy in her new home, thus we shall not destroy you today"
"Oh, that's where she came from!"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Tova on 27 Nov 2018, 01:49
If indeed Spookybot were at all involved in this, I can only imagine it would be because it was they who bestowed Cosmos upon them.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: jwhouk on 27 Nov 2018, 04:09
Welp, there's your callback, kids.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: BenRG on 27 Nov 2018, 04:13
Welp, there's your callback, kids.

A very old one - Marten's first ever date (pre-canon), IIRC. A tale related first in the first 1000 strips!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Tai Fanboi on 27 Nov 2018, 04:37
I understand where they both are coming from with the Brain thing.  I liked the feeling, I liked being around the few close friends I had and having a good time with them all.  I did NOT like being in mid conversation about something History related, getting going and having a good back and forth, and then suddenly, mid sentence...  Completely forgetting the point of the conversation or why we were talking about that subject in the first place lol.

Oh and cotton mouth.  Hated that almost as much.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: RyanPm40 on 27 Nov 2018, 15:54
It's strongly encouraged by shelters, for just this reason.  Cats, too.

...Of course, it doesn't do much good if you don't register the chip.  This is how my mom's cat ended up being part of the family.

Heh luckily you can activate the chip at any time. My cat came chipped with a free trial, but I didn't bother renewing it. A year later, she went missing. Immediately called to pay for and activate the chip, and 9 months later when I thought she was long gone, I got a phone call from the local shelter :)

They're truly incredible and make such a difference. I was heartbroken and would have always been wondering what happened to her. I'll never have a pet without one again. I highly recommend one for all pet owners.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: shanejayell on 27 Nov 2018, 16:45
Luckily she didn't throw up on him, either....
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Gyrre on 27 Nov 2018, 17:31
I choose to believe Cosmo belonged to Spookybot (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3418), and that this will come up later.

The gang will incur the wrath of Spookybot, but will be spared due to how well Agustus-mom has been taking care of Cosmo.
Why wrath? The dog showing up on their doorstep is no fault of theirs.

Also, Spookybot could just be messing with them specifically because they were high.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Rincewind on 27 Nov 2018, 19:28
Comic's up!
Beepatrice seems nice, if a little easily flustered.
I wonder if it's pronounced Bee-patrice or Beep-atrice?
(O.K., I've been up waaaaayyyy too long...)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: TheCollector on 27 Nov 2018, 19:30
Welp.. I ship it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Penquin47 on 27 Nov 2018, 19:32
I don't know that I'd blame her for being flustered given the miscommunication there.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: cesium133 on 27 Nov 2018, 19:33
Welp.. I ship it.
I don't know... Does Beepatrice have any bread at home?

edit -- this opens a hilarious possibility: Roko working alongside Elliot at The Secret Bakery...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: zisraelsen on 27 Nov 2018, 20:04
Anytime an AI blushes in this comic I imagine a cooling fan kicking on and it makes the awkward silences much funnier to my brain.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Shjade on 27 Nov 2018, 20:08
Ms. Beepatrice NoNose is adorbs.

Roko would have to tell her what fresh bread smells like.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: brasca on 27 Nov 2018, 21:25
Looks like Roko will fit in just fine, but Iíd like to know what sheís applying for.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: BenRG on 27 Nov 2018, 23:17
Ever since Jeph made a few posts about Beeptrice on Twitter, I started getting worried. I thought that she was going to be like Tilly - a new character that he considered cute and funny that he was going to shove in our faces and leave there. It's pretty obvious what role she was created to fill: She's Roko's new supervisor at whatever her new 'real' job is (I've got the feeling it's a community advisory/advocacy service). However, I'm concerned that she might end up becoming too prominent too quickly in a way that sours people towards her.

All that aside, I do agree with Beeptrice's employers. If there is one thing that any consumer product manufacturer should know it is that there is no upper limit to the abnormal use to which your products will be put and the capability of people to have a bizarre definition of 'intuitive normal usage'. Best to prepare in advance rather than get your butt sued for injuries after they use one as a flaming torch or something. I'm pretty sure that sex toys suffer even more abuse, given the weird places some people can go!

Welp.. I ship it.

Yeah, I'm not one to jump on a ship on first sight of a new character but Jeph is honouring at least one animť trope here (constant over-reaction to double-entendres) that suggests he is at least deliberately teasing this because he thinks it's cute. However, I do believe that this feeds into the overall Roko arc that she desperately needs a romantic sexual partner to the point where even hints are making her overheat!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: hakko504 on 27 Nov 2018, 23:38
Comic's up!
Beepatrice seems nice, if a little easily flustered.
I wonder if it's pronounced Bee-patrice or Beep-atrice?
(O.K., I've been up waaaaayyyy too long...)
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

[edit] No shipping of AIs intended, just the names have a nice theme together [/edit]
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 28 Nov 2018, 01:37

Roko!! YAY!!!

(Bit of a jump in topic and scenario, but that's a good thing in my book!)
:)

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Tai Fanboi on 28 Nov 2018, 05:16
Explosive ballistic testing of cylindrical objects.  Sign me up. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: shanejayell on 28 Nov 2018, 07:08
That's gotta be fun explaining.

"I destruction test sex toys."

"......."

"Not THAT way."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: oddtail on 28 Nov 2018, 07:45
That's gotta be fun explaining.

"I destruction test sex toys."

"......."

"Not THAT way."

Honestly, if I had that job and people kept making assumptions, I'd just lean into it without actually outright lying.

"I destruction test sex toys"
"......."
[with an appropriate grin] "Oh yes."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Magniras on 28 Nov 2018, 09:46
Iím more confused about destructive evaluation of sex toys. I thought you would be doing NDE.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: tbm275 on 28 Nov 2018, 10:13
First... There was the rocket propelled butt.

Soon there will be the rocket dildo.

Hilarity ensures when they collide!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: DSL on 28 Nov 2018, 10:15
Insert "rendezvous and docking" joke here.

(12-year-old version of me): Heh. You said "Insert."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Nov 2018, 10:57
I think bringing docking up in a sexual context might be a mistake.

If you don't understand, I advise not Googling either.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: OldGoat on 28 Nov 2018, 11:12
I wonder if Melon works there, too?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: War Sparrow on 28 Nov 2018, 12:01
I think bringing docking up in a sexual context might be a mistake.

If you don't understand, I advise not Googling either.

I googled. Wasn't as bad as I thought, unless there is more than one meaning to it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Theta9 on 28 Nov 2018, 12:56
I think bringing docking up in a sexual context might be a mistake.

If you don't understand, I advise not Googling either.

I googled. Wasn't as bad as I thought, unless there is more than one meaning to it.
Yeah, I'm familiar with the term and it's pretty tame in contrast with more extreme kinks.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Tova on 28 Nov 2018, 13:23
I think bringing docking up in a sexual context might be a mistake.

Given this place's collective knowledge and proclivity for inference and wordplay, posting anything at all might be a mistake.

Nudge nudge, wink wink.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Neko_Ali on 28 Nov 2018, 14:38
Say no more, squire!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: A small perverse otter on 28 Nov 2018, 14:39
Anytime an AI blushes in this comic I imagine a cooling fan kicking on and it makes the awkward silences much funnier to my brain.
And the little cheek blushes are accompanied by the cooling fan running at a lower speed, so they're just accompanied by a low whirr except of a piercing whine.

I can not unhear this...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 28 Nov 2018, 16:28
I love the expressions in this. Especially in panels 1 and 5 when they use the same smile...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Nov 2018, 16:28
Perhaps space docking is the full term. I thought it and 'docking' were interchangeable.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Gyrre on 28 Nov 2018, 17:30
That's gotta be fun explaining.

"I destruction test sex toys."

"......."

"Not THAT way."

Honestly, if I had that job and people kept making assumptions, I'd just lean into it without actually outright lying.

"I destruction test sex toys"
"......."
[with an appropriate grin] "Oh yes."

Did anyone else read that last part in Mettaton's voice?

EDIT: typo fix
*Death By Glamour starts playing*
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Theta9 on 28 Nov 2018, 18:15
"I destruction test sex toys"
"......."
[with an appropriate grin] "Oh yes."

Did anyone else read that last part in Metaton's voice?
The archangel Metatron?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: SpanielBear on 28 Nov 2018, 18:52
New Comic!

...

Crumbs.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: MrNumbers on 28 Nov 2018, 18:58
Oof that hits me right in my personal sense of humour
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: DaiJB on 28 Nov 2018, 19:01
Beepatrice? I think I have a new favourite character.

I love the easily-flustered ones - it's why I like Hanners.   :-)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Gyrre on 28 Nov 2018, 20:45
"I destruction test sex toys"
"......."
[with an appropriate grin] "Oh yes."
Did anyone else read that last part in Metaton's voice?

The archangel Metatron?
... No.
Sorry, I misspelled it.

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: TheCollector on 28 Nov 2018, 21:09
Shipping Intensified!!
And it's only been two pages!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 28 Nov 2018, 21:11
It's a bonding experience.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Neko_Ali on 28 Nov 2018, 21:29
Whelp, looks like the bread is out of the oven now....
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: brasca on 28 Nov 2018, 23:03
Nudge nudge!  Wink wink!  Say no more!  Say no more!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Nov 2018, 23:49
I love the framing of the last two panels.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: BenRG on 29 Nov 2018, 00:11
To me, this is what happens when social awkwardness reaches critical mass: Two socially awkward ladies boosting the fluster amplitude with every phrase!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: traroth on 29 Nov 2018, 06:44
Funny how new AI characters have geometric hair when introduced. After a while, their hairstyle improve...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: SordidEuphemism on 29 Nov 2018, 08:13
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 29 Nov 2018, 09:14
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: traroth on 29 Nov 2018, 09:41
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Roborat on 29 Nov 2018, 11:38
I loved this page, so funny, and the way Jeph used the panel framing was brilliant.  I am starting to like this new character.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Neko_Ali on 29 Nov 2018, 13:17
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...

Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: lemonglamour on 29 Nov 2018, 16:26
ooh, a new nb character? (looking at the - is it still alt-text if it's on the actual page image? hm)

actually, i wonder if nb folks make up a higher percentage of AI than humans.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: oddtail on 29 Nov 2018, 17:42
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...

Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.

Fun fact: in Polish there's no distinction. Both tend to be called "bazyliszek" (similarly, and this has nothing to do with anything, both a mermaid and a siren are translated as "syrena").
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: SmilingCat on 29 Nov 2018, 18:17
Fun fact: in Polish there's no distinction. Both tend to be called "bazyliszek" (similarly, and this has nothing to do with anything, both a mermaid and a siren are translated as "syrena").

In the original mythology there wasn't much of a distinction either. The names were sometimes used interchangeably. And apparently in at least some cases, the difference was whether it was a cockerel egg raised by serpents or a serpent egg raised by a cockerel.

(also I think the notion of a cockerel, a male chicken, laying an egg was also related to the myth, so no, I didn't misspeak  :-P )
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: specter177 on 29 Nov 2018, 20:01
<snip>
Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.

I got cockatrice and cockatiel mixed up.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: pendrake on 29 Nov 2018, 20:21
For comic #3885... (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3885)

I like bread the normal amount.

(I do not know what the normal amount for liking bread is.)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 29 Nov 2018, 21:07
Bread. Hydraulic press. This is obviously how flatbreads are made.
(and this is my new head canon)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: brasca on 29 Nov 2018, 22:17
As amusing as this all is Iím more curious about what Roko is apply for.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: BenRG on 29 Nov 2018, 23:16
I really hope that those two get actual work done in between awkward confessionals about their personal lives (or lack thereof, in Roko's case)!

As amusing as this all is Iím more curious about what Roko is apply for.

I think that I've said this elsewhere but I suspect it's a community advise bureau of some sort.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: traroth on 30 Nov 2018, 01:04
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...

Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.

Ok... Sorry to break it to you, but you have to be american to get "beepatrice". Here we call a cock a cock...

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Nov 2018, 01:11
Thanks - I did indeed completely miss that!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 30 Nov 2018, 01:22
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...

Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.

Ok... Sorry to break it to you, but you have to be american to get "beepatrice". Here we call a cock a cock...

(click to show/hide)

 :?  I am certainly not American!
(They wouldn't have me!  :)  )
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Tova on 30 Nov 2018, 03:07
I thought I'd got it, but now I'm unsure, because I have no idea what the post by traroth is supposed to be explaining, or why you need to be American to get it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: BenRG on 30 Nov 2018, 03:14
Okay, for some reason, some posters have decided that Beeptrice's name is a reference to the mythological beast known as the cockatrice, which is similar to the basilisk in its mystical properties and special abilities. The word 'cock' is how some versions of English language refer to roosters (male chickens). It is also a slang term for penis and it appears that some have, for no reason I can grasp myself, have assumed it's a double-entendre and a shipping hint.

FWIW, I think that Jeph intended the name to be a robotisation of 'Beatrice' but maybe I'm conventional and boring.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: jwhouk on 30 Nov 2018, 04:14
I thought I'd got it, but now I'm unsure, because I have no idea what the post by traroth is supposed to be explaining, or why you need to be American to get it.

The word is also used as slang for a male body part.  :roll:

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Cornelius on 30 Nov 2018, 04:31
It could be all of those things.

Meanwhile, I much prefer a cockentrice (http://www.godecookery.com/cocken/cocken02.htm).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 30 Nov 2018, 04:35
It could be all of those things.

Meanwhile, I much prefer a cockentrice (http://www.godecookery.com/cocken/cocken02.htm).

"Stuffe hem as thou stuffyst a Pigge"

I must find a use for that line !!!!  :)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Zebediah on 30 Nov 2018, 04:43
I thought I'd got it, but now I'm unsure, because I have no idea what the post by traroth is supposed to be explaining, or why you need to be American to get it.

The word is also used as slang for a male body part.  :roll:
And you don’t need to be American to get it. It’s been used that way since at least the time of Shakespeare - probably longer, but it definitely shows up in Hamlet.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Cornelius on 30 Nov 2018, 05:18
Perhaps it's rather the censoring?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: hakko504 on 30 Nov 2018, 05:45
Perhaps it's rather the censoring?
I see it as a take on the scunthorpe problem (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScunthorpeProblem), I.e. computers inability to see the difference between a bad word used as a bad word or as a part of something innocent, and in order to censor bad words they add weird forms of search-and-replace which causes the clbuttic problems of completely incomprehensible words. Buttbuttination, Bdonkey guitar, Mbuttachusetts and Bleepake mushrooms are examples from TV tropes (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScunthorpeProblem), as is the movie Octokittykat.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: DSL on 30 Nov 2018, 07:22
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...

Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.

Ok... Sorry to break it to you, but you have to be american to get "beepatrice". Here we call a cock a cock...

(click to show/hide)

I'm American and that never occurred to me. And my mind is dirty the normal amount.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: OldGoat on 30 Nov 2018, 13:31
Indeed.  There are people shipping Roko and Bee when the former has never given any indication of being anything but hetro (a yeasty hetro but still hetro) and we have no idea of Bee's orientation at all.  Might we be sex obsessed?

Now, I can see them serving as each other's wingbots.  And a double date with Roko & Clinton and Barry & Bee could be hilarious.

It is good to see Roko hitting it off with a new friend, albeit awkwardly.   

Okay, for some reason, some posters have decided that Beeptrice's name is a reference to the mythological beast known as the cockatrice, which is similar to the basilisk in its mystical properties and special abilities. The word 'cock' is how some versions of English language refer to roosters (male chickens). It is also a slang term for penis and it appears that some have, for no reason I can grasp myself, have assumed it's a double-entendre and a shipping hint.

FWIW, I think that Jeph intended the name to be a robotisation of 'Beatrice' but maybe I'm conventional and boring.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: cowtown on 30 Nov 2018, 13:44
I want a shirt that says "I like bread the normal amount"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Tova on 30 Nov 2018, 14:49
I thought I'd got it, but now I'm unsure, because I have no idea what the post by traroth is supposed to be explaining, or why you need to be American to get it.

The word is also used as slang for a male body part.  :roll:

I am absolutely sure you don't need to be American to get that.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Nov 2018, 16:56
Global Moderator Comment That's the kind of shipping that would be frowned on.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: VolatileSky on 30 Nov 2018, 19:01
Interviews gone wrong:

Years ago I worked in value village/savers. New hires had to go around and ask current employees harmless things like favourite whatever.

SO this very attractive redhead comes over to my area of the store, and we chat a little bit. So she asks what's your favourite food. Now I had just been at an art gallery opening and they had those little store bought pastries that were chilled and filled with whip cream, and I was obsessed with them. So things had been going well, and I look her right in the eye with a smile and say

"I like creampies."

I stood there a couple seconds before the look of horror hit me, a moment after she looked absolutely shocked. I start trying to explain the above that I meant the little pastries, but I lose it and start laughing at myself, and she starts laughing (thankfully). Between gasping for air I tell her "cream puffs, that's what I meant! please...pizza, just write pizza, I swear they'll never let me forget this otherwise..."

I vaguely remember interviews mostly as terrifying things, but I sorta remember getting one interviewer talking about government conspiracies, another to over-share past traumas, and I think some story about when they got too high or something.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: A small perverse otter on 30 Nov 2018, 19:23
FWIW, I think that Jeph intended the name to be a robotisation of 'Beatrice' but maybe I'm conventional and boring.
The birth of the reader is the death of the author.  What Jeph meant is irrelevant; from now and henceforth forever, Beep-atrice is a reference to the mythical animal.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Tova on 30 Nov 2018, 22:22

That's the kind of shipping that would be frowned on.


... This refers to a deleted post, I assume?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 01 Dec 2018, 11:16
Roko/Beepatrice is premature at best.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: hedgie on 01 Dec 2018, 12:21
Premature for a ship, sure.  Premature to speculate that they'll create a petrifaction ray together, I think not.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: traroth on 03 Dec 2018, 01:17
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...

Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.

Ok... Sorry to break it to you, but you have to be american to get "beepatrice". Here we call a cock a cock...

(click to show/hide)

 :?  I am certainly not American!
(They wouldn't have me!  :)  )

Ok, sorry about that. Let's say Anglo-Saxon. Is that right?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: traroth on 03 Dec 2018, 01:19
I thought I'd got it, but now I'm unsure, because I have no idea what the post by traroth is supposed to be explaining, or why you need to be American to get it.

The beeping of cuss words. I knew what a cockatrice is, but I couldn't get what a "beepatrice" is.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: traroth on 03 Dec 2018, 01:26
I thought I'd got it, but now I'm unsure, because I have no idea what the post by traroth is supposed to be explaining, or why you need to be American to get it.

The word is also used as slang for a male body part.  :roll:

Yeah, that 's why I hid the cock (rooster) picture. It was an attempt to be funny, thinking about people clicking to see the picture, not expecting to see a rooster at all, but I think most people didn't get it. My bad. Or rather, a good illustration how a circumvoluted joke is lost for some people...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
Post by: oeoek on 07 Dec 2018, 03:23
edit: oops, wrong week...

I think there is more to the Bubbles-chair. The 'Chair of deep insight'? The 'Chair of enlightenment'? And of course also the 'Chair of unicorns'.