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Comic Discussion => QUESTIONABLE CONTENT => Topic started by: brilligtove on 14 Feb 2019, 20:38

Title: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: brilligtove on 14 Feb 2019, 20:38
Sometimes Jeph makes me have tumult in the feels. These rumblings cause spontaneous eminations of "Dammit, Jeph!" with a huge grin.1

It he does that to you, post the strip# that made you have the feels in the special place here with or without comment. I'm especially interested in making a 'feels list' when folks dive the archive.2

The comic that inspired this thread was:
Which strip made you damn Jeph cry, "Dammit, Jeph!" to eternal torment by your blasphem-- in delight?

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[1]Sometimes there are also gestures and eyerolls, but the happy is always in the middle of the feel.
[2]It's been over a year. I'm due. Maybe you are too.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: NemesisDancer on 15 Feb 2019, 10:59
For me the most feels-inducing moment in QC is probably comics 2157-2160 (Station asking Hannelore to stay in space).
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 18 Feb 2019, 17:23
"Faye, will you help me take off my armor?"
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 19 Feb 2019, 21:48
"Faye, will you help me take off my armor?"

For me it was a bit later ... when they actually got together.

Also, a little dammit jeph moment for me was brun's face in the last panel of 3939.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Dandi Andi on 21 Feb 2019, 00:57
Maybe it shouldn't count because it was a guest strip, but this one;

https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2987 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2987)

It said to me "You are accepted and loved and safe here and anyone who says otherwise can fuck right off."
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 21 Feb 2019, 08:32
The butt rocket!
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Thrillho on 21 Feb 2019, 12:05
At the risk of overstating things a little, I felt the Earth shake a little bit reading 'Well, this is me.'
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: traroth on 26 Feb 2019, 02:45
The comic that shocked me the most was certainly the #3643 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3643). I found it really disturbing the first time. Melon seems to live some awake nightmare. There was no grinning involved...
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Feb 2019, 08:08
"I would never leave unless you asked me to."

"I would never ask you to."
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: DSL on 28 Feb 2019, 17:55
That's what friends are for. (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1802)
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Tova on 01 Mar 2019, 14:30
You know, of all of the Dora-Marten breakup comics, the one that got to me was this one (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1805). Poor Hanners.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 01 Mar 2019, 15:47
That is indeed what friends are for.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 07 Mar 2019, 13:11
I know it's quite off-topic, but I used the "That's what friends are for" line today. Although it was more of a pleasant context, especially than the original.

I'm still waiting for the day when I'll read the comic and gonna just throw my phone in the corner muttering "goddammit jeph"
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Grognard on 07 Mar 2019, 17:30
I was sipping a coffee when #1812 loaded....

...do you know how bad it hurts when coffee is spewed thru the nose?
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 08 Mar 2019, 05:35
My chuckle got a good refill (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1369).
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Carl-E on 18 Mar 2019, 08:18
Not a big grin, but for me it'll always be T (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=500)h (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=501)e (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=502)  (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=503)T (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=504)a (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=505)l (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=506)k (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=507). (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=508) 


I just went through it again to be sure of the numbers, and wound up in a puddle. 




Dammit, Jeph. 
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: lawoot on 19 Mar 2019, 05:58
There you are! (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3742).
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Stoutfellow on 19 Mar 2019, 18:30
There you are! (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3742).

Yeah. I think that's the best picture of "distraught" Jeph's done yet.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Penquin47 on 19 Mar 2019, 19:37
This is how I "getcha" (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3733)
"Gotcha." (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3747)

Bookending the Faybles Clicking Into Place arc.

I just now noticed that, and daaaaaaaang.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Mar 2019, 13:47
There you are! (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3742).

Yeah. I think that's the best picture of "distraught" Jeph's done yet.

I can't believe Bubbles has been around long enough for the art to look that different. I am baffled at how quickly time moves in real life relative to this comic.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 21 Mar 2019, 00:46
There you are! (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3742).

Yeah. I think that's the best picture of "distraught" Jeph's done yet.

I can't believe Bubbles has been around long enough for the art to look that different. I am baffled at how quickly time moves in real life relative to this comic.

"This happened recently, I remember it clearly! ah, there it is. 300 strips ago. That's not that long ago! that's... 14 months. daaaaaaang."
Happens rater often to me, at least once when archive diving.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: jwhouk on 21 Mar 2019, 05:08
Yeah, when you think about it, time really does go by faster than you think.

52 weeks x 5 strips/week = 260 strips/year

3965 strips / 260 strips/year = 15.25 YEARS.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 21 Mar 2019, 12:13
Yeah, when you think about it, time really does go by faster than you think.

52 weeks x 5 strips/day = 260 strips/year

3965 strips / 260 strips/year = 15.25 YEARS.

According to the About page, QC started August 1st, 2003, with three strips a week for what I calculated as roughly the first year (it's been running 23 weeks longer than it should be with five times a week and not missing a single day). I've been reading since somewhere in 2011 (I think, it's what I figured out from what I thought to be the first strips I remember reading before actually starting at 1).

Tomorrow, Friday March 22nd, it's going to be fifteen years, seven months and three weeks since the comic started. Or five thousand seven hundred and twelve days. Yes, I did type that out, because yeah, it DOES feel like a lot, looking at the numbers. Dammit Jeph!
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Scarlet Manuka on 21 Mar 2019, 22:47
5 strips/day

If only! Though I shudder to think what that pace would do to Jeph.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 21 Mar 2019, 23:12
oh dear, I didn't even see that mistake. it's kind of hilarious.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Mar 2019, 05:09
DOH. I caught it & fixed it.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: OldGoat on 24 Mar 2019, 06:13
Damnit Jeph!  You've got me genuinely worried about the welfare of a fictional, non-human person.  Huggz, Roko, you're going to get through this.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Mar 2019, 13:40
Yeah, when you think about it, time really does go by faster than you think.

52 weeks x 5 strips/day = 260 strips/year

3965 strips / 260 strips/year = 15.25 YEARS.

According to the About page, QC started August 1st, 2003, with three strips a week for what I calculated as roughly the first year (it's been running 23 weeks longer than it should be with five times a week and not missing a single day). I've been reading since somewhere in 2011 (I think, it's what I figured out from what I thought to be the first strips I remember reading before actually starting at 1).

Tomorrow, Friday March 22nd, it's going to be fifteen years, seven months and three weeks since the comic started. Or five thousand seven hundred and twelve days. Yes, I did type that out, because yeah, it DOES feel like a lot, looking at the numbers. Dammit Jeph!

Jesus Christ. I think I started reading in 2004. Where the fuck did I even find this comic? It's been a part of my life for long enough that I don't remember how I got here.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 26 Mar 2019, 14:05
I think I came here because I followed a link from XKCD.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Mar 2019, 14:06
I came in on a referral from a friend.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: hedgie on 26 Mar 2019, 14:14
I think I came here because I followed a link from XKCD.

XKCD as well here.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Mar 2019, 17:03
Same here, but it took three or four attempts.  I kept on trying to start from the beginning and got bogged down. 

I've told this story before, but... the third (or fourth?) time I followed the link from xkcd, i saw this;

(https://www.questionablecontent.net/comics/1387.png)

And sure enough, I had to know how they got there.  So I started reading backwards, watching the story and characters ... undevelop?  And following it forwards as well, and at some point I went back to the beginning, trying to tie what seemed to be such radically different comics together. 

I met in the middle somewhere, right around "the talk".  I was emotional for days.  My wife asked me what was wrong, I was never really able to say.  How do you explain to someone who has no regard for an art form how much it moves you?  It's a little like when she speaks to me about dance performance - I really just don't get it.  At an intellectual level, sure, but not in the feels. 

So my second "Dammit, Jeph" entry - because it still leaves me grinning whenever I look at it - is speed beer, AKA "WHEEEEE (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1387)!!".   

And yes, I have the print. 
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: celticgeek on 26 Mar 2019, 17:29
I came here from a link on "Unshelved" about the time Martin got his job at the library (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=691), comic number 691.  I am the husband of a librarian, and the farther of a librarian (both now retired).
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: jwhouk on 26 Mar 2019, 17:39
Music + Science = Sexy.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Tova on 27 Mar 2019, 02:07
Jesus Christ. I think I started reading in 2004. Where the fuck did I even find this comic? It's been a part of my life for long enough that I don't remember how I got here.

Same here. I have no clue whatsoever.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: traroth on 27 Mar 2019, 07:55
Jesus Christ. I think I started reading in 2004. Where the fuck did I even find this comic? It's been a part of my life for long enough that I don't remember how I got here.

Same here. I have no clue whatsoever.

I think I read QC since 2007 or something. And I too can't remember where I heard of it in the first place.

That's really a long time...
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Mar 2019, 13:43
I came here from a link on "Unshelved" about the time Martin got his job at the library (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=691), comic number 691.  I am the husband of a librarian, and the farther of a librarian (both now retired).

I came here from a link on "Unshelved" about the time Martin got his job at the library (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=691), comic number 691.

Martin got his job at the library (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=691), comic number 691.

Martin got his job at the library (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=691), comic number 691.

JESUS CHRIST

How do I still think of the library and Tai as a 'new' thing?????
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 27 Mar 2019, 14:56

Martin got his job at the library (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=691), comic number 691.

JESUS CHRIST

How do I still think of the library and Tai as a 'new' thing?????

I kinda second that. Doesn't feel like Tai has been a part of the comic for more than 80% of the strips, right?
Hell, Brun is one of the newest characters, and she's been around since somewhere in 2016 (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3210). Well, that's almost 760 strips away, or 152 weeks. Jeez, That's just like a month short of three years of our time.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Thrudd on 28 Mar 2019, 08:49
Music + Science = Sexy.
Music * Math = RUSH  :-D
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: OldGoat on 28 Mar 2019, 09:09
I think I started reading about the time Claire came out as trans after a trans member on an interest forum linked to it.

Yeah, I promptly sat down and binge read the whole magilla.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: badbum61 on 28 Mar 2019, 19:23
I've been here since someone on a music forum mentioned "this cool new comic about indie rock"...which tells ya how long ago it was.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: pwhodges on 29 Mar 2019, 02:56
I arrived when a search relating to John Cage turned up an early-ish strip of the comic.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 30 Mar 2019, 20:14
I started about 6ish months ago, when it showed up in a pinterest feed.  Thought" this is very good" and binge read most of not all of the strip.  Ha e to admit, I still get a little verklempt when I reread arcs like Bubbles/spookybot, or Faye's backstory.  And thanks to this community, gotten a little more knowledgable about the human spectrum.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 06 Apr 2019, 12:53
I just realised how many people here are quite much older than me. when I started reading I was in my mid 20s, and the comic had been running for the better part of a decade. When it started, I was eighteen, and yet it felt like it only began when I started reading. I can easily imagine people reading the comic were born after the comic started, it's been a decade and a half.

It's weird. it doesn't feel like I've been around for almost eight years now, which is only half the runtime to date.
All I can say is:

Quote

Goddammit Jeph!
And thanks for the entertainment.

Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: pwhodges on 06 Apr 2019, 15:26
Although I'm 72, I am not the oldest person who still contributes to this forum.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: hedgie on 06 Apr 2019, 16:21
I think that, to a degree, how one sees their age is simply a matter of perspective.  Most of the time, I feel like I have one foot in the grave, despite only being in my '30s since I'm surrounded by university students on a constant basis.  On the other, I feel young again when I head to one of the local bars around happy hour.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: jwhouk on 06 Apr 2019, 20:41
Although I'm 72, I am not the oldest person who still contributes to this forum.

That's okay, you can call Gyrre by name. ;)
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: celticgeek on 06 Apr 2019, 21:18
I am a mere slip of a boy of 78.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Cheetaur on 07 Apr 2019, 11:49
i clicked on several of the links given as examples and darn it i started reading the strip again....grrrr why is it so darn good
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 07 Apr 2019, 12:04
It has fully realized characters with nuance that people can identify with.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Theta9 on 08 Apr 2019, 07:39
I think that, to a degree, how one sees their age is simply a matter of perspective.  Most of the time, I feel like I have one foot in the grave, despite only being in my '30s since I'm surrounded by university students on a constant basis.  On the other, I feel young again when I head to one of the local bars around happy hour.
I'm 50 but I feel like I'm 20.
Until I'm around actual 20-year-olds.
Then it's like "yeah... I'm 50."  :-(
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 08 Apr 2019, 09:23
I just was in my early twenties. that's.... a decade ago? How the actual Frick has it been ten years?
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 09 Apr 2019, 10:59
Random-Diving through the archives I realized Renée's encounter with Peter (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3935) might not have been the first encounter we had (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=822).
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Theta9 on 09 Apr 2019, 12:58
Random-Diving through the archives I realized Renée's encounter with Peter (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3935) might not have been the first encounter we had (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=822).
That's not our encounter tho'. It's a second hand account of an individual who might have been Peter.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Apr 2019, 07:58
More of a type than an individual, though.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: DSL on 16 Apr 2019, 13:45
Some individuals aren't much more than types.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: MarigoldSkye on 16 Apr 2019, 15:49
Just finished binging the whole series.  I would have to say the most sad feels-ridden moments for me were the two breakups.  Followed closely by "the talk"
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: traroth on 17 Apr 2019, 13:00
Just finished binging the whole series.  I would have to say the most sad feels-ridden moments for me were the two breakups.  Followed closely by "the talk"

I'm sure I remember more than 2 breakups. And what do you mean by "the talk"? The talk between Hannelore and her mother?
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: MarigoldSkye on 17 Apr 2019, 13:44
Just finished binging the whole series.  I would have to say the most sad feels-ridden moments for me were the two breakups.  Followed closely by "the talk"

I'm sure I remember more than 2 breakups. And what do you mean by "the talk"? The talk between Hannelore and her mother?

The first "talk", where Faye revealed
(click to show/hide)
.

And the breakups I meant were Marten/Dora and Faye/Angus.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 17 Apr 2019, 14:22
Besides those two breakups, what else is there? Marten/Padma, a couple of Steve's (does Sara count? Ellen, Tortura the Russian spy, and Meera IIRC) and Nat/Amir. Faye and Sven doesn't really count, does it?

And The Talk was unambiguous to me, JJ even called it The Talk (see strips 500 to 509, conveniently titled The Talk, Part 1 through 10).
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Apr 2019, 17:46
MarigoldSkye, The Talk happened about a decade and a half ago. Spoiling that Faye's dad killed himself in front of her is like spoiling "Luke, I am your father."
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cesium133 on 17 Apr 2019, 17:51
He was Luke's FATHER!? Aww, I was maybe going to watch that movie some time in the next 50 years.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: MarigoldSkye on 17 Apr 2019, 18:09
MarigoldSkye, The Talk happened about a decade and a half ago. Spoiling that Faye's dad killed himself in front of her is like spoiling "Luke, I am your father."

For me, it was about 5 days ago.  Just thinking of noobs like myself.    :-P
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Apr 2019, 19:22
He was Luke's FATHER!? Aww, I was maybe going to watch that movie some time in the next 50 years.

:P you. ;)
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 17 Apr 2019, 22:44
MarigoldSkye, The Talk happened about a decade and a half ago. Spoiling that Faye's dad killed himself in front of her is like spoiling "Luke, I am your father."

For me, it was about 5 days ago.  Just thinking of noobs like myself.    :-P

Yes, but noobs like yourself don't join the forum before reading the comic for some time. And if they do, it's probably for entitled screaming at people about nothing, which makes it okay for them to get... what's the right word here? spoiled? spoilered? spilled?
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Tova on 17 Apr 2019, 23:28
What is the point of this argument, exactly? I’m not bothered by the spoiler tag, and I can’t imagine why anyone else would be.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 17 Apr 2019, 23:42
I think the point is there are things that are safe without a spoiler tag. especially for things that happened more than a decade ago.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: Tova on 18 Apr 2019, 01:18
It's fine to have it there for such things too, that's all I'm saying.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: jwhouk on 18 Apr 2019, 04:53
True on both counts. I wasn't trying to be snarky; just pointing out that The Talk was essentially the turning point of the comic.

The three main turning points of the comic would have to be, in order: The Talk, The Breakup (Marten and Dora), and Coming Out (Claire).
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 18 Apr 2019, 05:51
True on both counts. I wasn't trying to be snarky; just pointing out that The Talk was essentially the turning point of the comic.

The three main turning points of the comic would have to be, in order: The Talk, The Breakup (Marten and Dora), and Coming Out (Claire).

Maybe throw in Bubs-cpetion somewhere. One of the following three events may apply here: Introduction of Bubbles (as it is when Faye got a grip), Spookybot incident (breaking free from Corpse Witch), or them two actually getting together.
Although it doesn't concern Marten directly, it's one of the important arcs in my mind.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: jwhouk on 18 Apr 2019, 12:01
Bubbles' two main arcs (CW and Faye) would be the next of the top five.

I would argue that The Talk is what made the comic - essentially after what Jeph has said about that story line.
Title: Re: "Dammit Jeph!"
Post by: cybersmurf on 18 Apr 2019, 15:46
The Talk has been THE defining point between marten and Faye. if Marten is the closest thing we have to a protagonist, Faye is a close second. it hadn't been about him alone since then.