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Comic Discussion => QUESTIONABLE CONTENT => Topic started by: Gyrre on 13 Apr 2019, 15:23

Title: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 13 Apr 2019, 15:23
If you're an American, taxes are due Monday.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 Apr 2019, 18:20
Momo could temporarily transfer into her old chassis and be a cute flower girl. She might not enjoy the idea though.

I voted for Bubbles as the funniest option.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 13 Apr 2019, 18:41
Momo could temporarily transfer into her old chassis and be a cute flower girl. She might not enjoy the idea though.

I voted for Bubbles as the funniest option.
Momo would still be a cute flower girl in her current chassis.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 13 Apr 2019, 22:08
The flower girl is generally a young woman,  so Sam makes sense.  Claire would be overcome by a sqeeeing fit .  Emily knows them both. I voted for Sam,  ha ent  checked in with for a while.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 13 Apr 2019, 22:49
I voted “someone else” because I reckon Dora will somehow contrive to be the flower girl, possibly out of sheer stubbornness. That or time travel…
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 13 Apr 2019, 23:11
I'm thinking that it will be Momo. While Dora knows Sam, she isn't close enough that I think she'd feel comfortable asking Sam to be part of the wedding party. Emily, on the other hand, would just end up being too random to corral into any fixed role!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 14 Apr 2019, 08:21
I'm thinking that it will be Momo. While Dora knows Sam, she isn't close enough that I think she'd feel comfortable asking Sam to be part of the wedding party. Emily, on the other hand, would just end up being too random to corral into any fixed role!
Or the machine she designed to fancifully toss flowers would become the first techno-organic creature.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 14 Apr 2019, 13:09
Dora has to say yes first.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 14 Apr 2019, 13:55
Would be funny if it were Raven though.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Tova on 14 Apr 2019, 14:07
So, uh, happy tax day! I guess.

*pop*
phweeeeeee
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: NemesisDancer on 14 Apr 2019, 15:02
I chose Marigold for pun value.  :claireface:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: MarigoldSkye on 14 Apr 2019, 15:47
I think Momo would be a really cute flower girl.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Near Lurker on 14 Apr 2019, 16:19
If you're an American, taxes are due Monday.

Not in Massachusetts.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 14 Apr 2019, 16:31
Knowing Jeph he's not gonna come back to it for a few days.

Hope Dora said yes if only because I wanna see Marten as 'flower person.' ;)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 14 Apr 2019, 16:59
Marten can't be a flower person.  He showers regularly and has a job.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 14 Apr 2019, 19:11
Dora wants to be the flower girl, even if she has to be her own flower girl.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 14 Apr 2019, 19:18
Would be funny if it were Raven though.
I completely spaced on including her in the list!
Oh well, I guess that's why I included an 'other' option.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: brasca on 14 Apr 2019, 19:46
Flower girls are typically children and there are none in this cast.

And nice it’s nice to get some closure on Angus.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 14 Apr 2019, 19:51
Someone (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2423) needs to be added to the survey.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 14 Apr 2019, 20:06
Poor Angus tho.

Still, good strip...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Shjade on 14 Apr 2019, 20:09
*coughs upon reading the below-comic note* JEPH.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 14 Apr 2019, 20:14
I like Ro-bots and I can not lie,
All you cyborgs can't deny
That when a bot walks in with an itty bitty case
And a round spring in your face
You get flung!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 14 Apr 2019, 23:33
Faye isn't really saying anything surprising to Marten. Really, what she's trying to say is that Marten shouldn't worry about it too much because he's survived before.

I am quite interested in what she said about her break-up with Angus. At the time, I had the feeling that the problem was that Angus wasn't really thinking about Faye's feelings at all. He just assumed that she'd go with him because she was his girlfriend. Angus had previously danced around the issue of the future and clearly didn't want to talk about it. It was obvious that it had never occurred to him that Faye wouldn't want to stay with him in some way no matter what the circumstances.

I think that Faye was genuinely into Angus but this emotional stake had developed before they questioned whether their desires for the future went in the same direction. That, if nothing else, is the parallel between them and Marten and Claire's relationship because Claire is too insecure to look to the future and Marten too unwilling to rock the boat. So, maybe that's the lesson to learn: Marten and Claire need to be sure that they really do want to be together no matter what before some major decision gate appears on the path immediately ahead. FWIW, in retrospect, Jeph made it clear that Faye didn't have that confidence, given how she started drinking heavily the moment the possibility of Angus moving away presented itself.

Marten can't be a flower person.  He showers regularly and has a job.

Besides, I have a strong feeling that he'll end up giving away one of the ladies in question.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 15 Apr 2019, 00:00
Marten can't be a flower person.  He showers regularly and has a job.

Besides, I have a strong feeling that he'll end up giving away one of the ladies in question.

This engagement is going to be brown up because both want Marten as their best man.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 Apr 2019, 03:33
Sorry, I reset the votes when tabbing through.   :oops:

Unholy crap I need to got to bed.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Skewbrow on 15 Apr 2019, 05:42
Besides, I have a strong feeling that he'll end up giving away at least one of the ladies in question.
FYP
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 15 Apr 2019, 06:46
Or he could get an online divinity degree and perform the ceremony.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 15 Apr 2019, 08:03
Or he could get an online divinity degree and perform the ceremony.
Or bring the woman (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2396) (she looks like a Unitarian-Universalist minister to me) who officiated at Henry's and Maurice's wedding.

I like Mysterious Fairy for the job, but Sam offers Jeph the most potential humor material.  The flowers will include various insects and reptiles.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 15 Apr 2019, 10:36
Flower girls are typically children and there are none in this cast.
Samantha, as noted above.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 15 Apr 2019, 13:37
Flower girls are typically children and there are none in this cast.
Samantha, as noted above.

Imagine Sam trying to "ew!" her way out of it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 15 Apr 2019, 15:32
Flower girls are typically children and there are none in this cast.
Samantha, as noted above.

Imagine Sam trying to "ew!" her way out of it.
Maybe Dora and Tai could be talked into having a "snake girl" instead.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: DashaBlade on 15 Apr 2019, 15:43
Flower girls are typically children and there are none in this cast.
Samantha, as noted above.

Imagine Sam trying to "ew!" her way out of it.

"SKULL MASTER GIVES APPROVAL FOR THIS UNION BY THROWING CANDY SKULLS ON THE AISLE!" *pauses" ".... and flower petals, I guess."
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: themacnut on 15 Apr 2019, 16:10
I think that Faye was genuinely into Angus but this emotional stake had developed before they questioned whether their desires for the future went in the same direction. That, if nothing else, is the parallel between them and Marten and Claire's relationship because Claire is too insecure to look to the future and Marten too unwilling to rock the boat. So, maybe that's the lesson to learn: Marten and Claire need to be sure that they really do want to be together no matter what before some major decision gate appears on the path immediately ahead. FWIW, in retrospect, Jeph made it clear that Faye didn't have that confidence, given how she started drinking heavily the moment the possibility of Angus moving away presented itself.

And that is one of many reasons why I think Marten and his friends are getting ahead of themselves in this situation. The other reasons include;

(1) Claire has to actually pass her exams AND successfully defend her doctorate thesis before she can get her degree. Neither is guaranteed at this point.

(2) She has to utter fail to get a librarian job anywhere in decent commuting distance of Northampton.

(3) She also has to land a job at least a State or two away. Again, neither of these last two is guaranteed either; she may find she can't get a job ANYWHERE!

IMO, if Claire is able to get her degree, then can only find a job in another state several hours' drive (or flight!) from Northampton, THEN she and Marten are going to need to have a serious talk about their future together. Until then, there is little point in sweating the what-ifs.

Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 15 Apr 2019, 16:25
Maybe Dora and Tai could be talked into having a "snake girl" instead.
Oh dear god, no! That would be the worst idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas. Sam would probably take it onto herself to go into the woods, get loads of snakes and release them during the ceremony.

But seriously, I just can't see Sam being asked to be a flower girl. Jim and Dora went out on one date and Dora always got the impression that Sam didn't like her (that said, Dora wasn't particularly keen on her if I remember correctly). More than likely they'd ask a young cousin or something to perform the role.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Zebediah on 15 Apr 2019, 17:20
Mieville. Mieville will be the flower girl.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 15 Apr 2019, 17:22
Faye used to describe the end of Angus in different terms (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2923)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cesium133 on 15 Apr 2019, 19:32
Teddy, Franklin, close enough.  :roll:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Tova on 15 Apr 2019, 19:49
Faye used to describe the end of Angus in different terms (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2923)

I’d say that both this comic and 3981 depict reflections heavily influenced by Faye’s state of mind at the time. Maybe there’s an element of truth in each. I certainly would not say that her later opinion is better informed than the former.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Penquin47 on 15 Apr 2019, 20:01
Bears will also fuck up a sandwich.

Ask Penelope.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cesium133 on 15 Apr 2019, 20:07
Bears are also good at losing football games. (https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-bears-philadelphia-eagles-live-blog-trey-burton-eddie-jackson-503973241.html)  :evil:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 15 Apr 2019, 20:22
DAMN IT JEPH, GET BACK TO DORA AND TAI.

Good strip tho.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 Apr 2019, 21:00
Mieville. Mieville will be the flower girl.
But will Mieville be high as a kite whilst doing it?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Frank on 15 Apr 2019, 21:16
First post just to point out that Faye mixed up her Roosevelts, though that might be intentional.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 15 Apr 2019, 21:34
Welcome, new person!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 15 Apr 2019, 22:50
Faye used to describe the end of Angus in different terms (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2923)

Personally, I don't think those arguments are mutually exclusive. At the time, Faye may have thought it to be cowardice, but over time she realised she was never ready. She probably didn't have the emotional stability she has now.
There's a chance she'd take that risk for Bubbles now. But I guess we'll never know, as they've just started their business, and need to see it start off before going anywhere else.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 15 Apr 2019, 23:25
That's one thing about Marten and Faye. They've lived together for long enough that they can and will start playing off of each other because they know exactly when the other is kidding and the other's idea of what is funny. So you get them giving each other straight lines and the like. It's times like this when I appreciate just the degree that they've become siblings in all but blood in a lot of ways.

Faye used to describe the end of Angus in different terms (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2923)

This is true but there is this thing called 'character development' as well as the passage of time. It is quite possible that, in the six months or so since that point, Faye has had the time to think and decide that she made the right choice; that no matter how much she liked Angus, it wasn't going to work out long-term. As I posted yesterday, on a subconscious level at least, Faye seemed to know it was over the moment Angus got his audition, given her reaction to it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Tova on 16 Apr 2019, 00:00
This is true but there is this thing called 'character development' as well as the passage of time.

Fascinating. Tell us more about this 'character development' thing.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 16 Apr 2019, 00:04
The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.
Marten and Faye will be lifelong friends, no matter the distance. although they never have been lovers, and (probably) never will be, there's everything else there for a long term relationship. and in this case, that relationship is "just" friends.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 16 Apr 2019, 06:42
Remember that when Faye and Angus split, Faye was still abusing alcohol on a regular basis.  Which goes a way toe plain her self loathing evidenced in her statement.  She's in recovery now, supported by her friends and at least one other person who she has a strong emotional attachment to.  She may be looking at things with a new sense of herself.

Consider what might have happened if she uprooted herself, lost her community, felt isolated in New York.  Her al nihilism would have gotten worse and things may have ended tragically.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Apr 2019, 06:53
My manager mentioned the other day that she had the same birthday as the second president, John Quincey Adams. 

I couldn't let that one go either...

 :-P
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 16 Apr 2019, 07:24
Remember that when Faye and Angus split, Faye was still abusing alcohol on a regular basis.  Which goes a way toe plain her self loathing evidenced in her statement.  She's in recovery now, supported by her friends and at least one other person who she has a strong emotional attachment to.  She may be looking at things with a new sense of herself.

Consider what might have happened if she uprooted herself, lost her community, felt isolated in New York.  Her al nihilism would have gotten worse and things may have ended tragically.
Are you typing on an Amazon Fire tablet too? I get the weirdest goddamn autocorrect artifacts if I'm not paying close attention.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: DashaBlade on 16 Apr 2019, 07:33
My manager mentioned the other day that she had the same birthday as the second president, John Quincey Adams. 

I couldn't let that one go either...

 :-P

In a "wrong Adams" sense, or in a "damn, you're really old then" sense?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Apr 2019, 07:59
Wrong Adams, but yeah, I should have made the other point too!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 16 Apr 2019, 09:23
Remember that when Faye and Angus split, Faye was still abusing alcohol on a regular basis.  Which goes a way toe plain her self loathing evidenced in her statement.  She's in recovery now, supported by her friends and at least one other person who she has a strong emotional attachment to.  She may be looking at things with a new sense of herself.

Consider what might have happened if she uprooted herself, lost her community, felt isolated in New York.  Her al nihilism would have gotten worse and things may have ended tragically.
Are you typing on an Amazon Fire tablet too? I get the weirdest goddamn autocorrect artifacts if I'm not paying close attention.
Samsung.  The "c"is too close to the space bar for my fat fingers.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: SeaWoodStage on 16 Apr 2019, 12:07
Aaaiiiah! This is so cool. Completely unexpected to me, but makes a lot of sense. I like the idea of a wedding with no flower girl, just a bunch of happy people witnessing two people who are bloody delighted to commit themselves to each other for the rest of their lives. I imagine that Dora will break out some previously unseen rock guitar skills at some point during the reception. Or maybe Dora and Tai will turn out to be ridiculously good at karaoke together?

ETA:
"Whooooooah.
I know it's not the right time tonight,
but I won't move until this stops.
Go back to the top.
(Aaaah) Back to the top!"
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Thrillho on 16 Apr 2019, 12:21
So, to recall Jeph's rant on social media around when one of the characters called a snake's bite 'poisonous', I am willing to bet that Jeph knows which Roosevelt but Faye doesn't.

I have to say, I really, really love that he puts that in there.

I remember when my students were doing Parade as their major project, because half of them were playing illiterates their character dialogue talked about people being 'hung' rather than 'hanged,' which completely destroyed their chances of getting that right in conversation during lessons about the context of the play.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Marco on 16 Apr 2019, 12:37
Her al nihilism would have gotten worse and things may have ended tragically.
Are you typing on an Amazon Fire tablet too? I get the weirdest goddamn autocorrect artifacts if I'm not paying close attention.

Sometimes autocorrect is kind of a poet... I read "all nihilism", wich made sense to me. Only after your comment I realized it was an artifact.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: SeaWoodStage on 16 Apr 2019, 12:57
All bees are realism.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Cornelius on 16 Apr 2019, 12:59
Especially spelling bees?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 16 Apr 2019, 13:03
So, to recall Jeph's rant on social media around when one of the characters called a snake's bite 'poisonous', I am willing to bet that Jeph knows which Roosevelt but Faye doesn't.

That's a classic JJ troll moment. He knows, he knows a bunch of us know, he knows anyone complaining isn't worth his attention.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: SeaWoodStage on 16 Apr 2019, 13:03
Of course spelling bees! Those seem to be the trickiest ones.
 :lol:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 16 Apr 2019, 13:36
Eh, just head for the local Justice o' the Peace or the county courthouse, sign the papers and be married.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 16 Apr 2019, 14:26
Eeh, I dunno. As Jeph said at Henry and Maurice's wedding, they're basically theatre and I can't see Tai turning down the chance to put on a show!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: SeaWoodStage on 16 Apr 2019, 14:34
Eeh, I dunno. As Jeph said at Henry and Maurice's wedding, they're basically theatre and I can't see Tai turning down the chance to put on a show!

Agreed. But Tai has a lot of sense, and woudn't usurp someone else's wedding.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 16 Apr 2019, 18:57
They have a lot of friends who will want to help them celebrate, and to witness and bless their union.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 16 Apr 2019, 19:09
Eeh, I dunno. As Jeph said at Henry and Maurice's wedding, they're basically theatre and I can't see Tai turning down the chance to put on a show!

Agreed. But Tai has a lot of sense, and woudn't usurp someone else's wedding.
We're talking about her wedding, tho'.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 16 Apr 2019, 19:48
Hey everybody!  Claire's back.  Now she just has to decompress. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Penquin47 on 16 Apr 2019, 19:49
I thought "al nihilism" was a portmanteau - Faye was nihilistic and since nothing mattered may as well drown everything with alcohol. :D

Doonk is an adorable sound effect but I'm worried about Claire's turn toward violence.  It's a dangerous road.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 16 Apr 2019, 20:04

No-one knows what it's like
To beat the trash can
To kick the trash can
Between its eyes
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 16 Apr 2019, 20:24
That poor trash can.

What did it do to deserve that?

OH THE HUMANITY!

(Still no Dora and Tai bits. DAMN IT JEPH....)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Apr 2019, 20:25
(Still no Dora and Tai bits. DAMN IT JEPH....)
Well, you see, Jeph decided to kick the can down the road.  :claireface:
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 16 Apr 2019, 20:31
Oh noes, Claire has kicked the bucket.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: BarGamer on 16 Apr 2019, 21:50
I haven't seen a rampage that cute and non-destructive since
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 16 Apr 2019, 23:00
We'll probably know when Tai gives Marten another power hug. Or another break up.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: ihaveavoice on 16 Apr 2019, 23:09
I cannot even tell you how gleeful it makes me that Claire already specifically knew what she wanted to kick. You can say it was a spur-of-the-moment decision, but I will always know in my heart that Claire was GUNNING for that little trashcan. Also, this plays in my head as a "bring me the prisoner/bring me your fattest sow" moment and it's so great.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 16 Apr 2019, 23:22
Something tells me that Claire has, since she tore apart a load of official documentation because she "didn't take orders from home wreckers" and nearly blew everything, gone to a lot of effort to teach herself to control her temper. It's sort of a new thing for her to be so restrained and I'm wondering if she was even really that anxious or if she was just feeling that she had to make out that she was that anxious for some reason!

We'll probably know when Tai gives Marten another power hug. Or another break up.

My guess? The worst outcome is that both Dora and Tai come to Marten separately, asking him what they should do (this has happened before). In talking them into doing what they already know is the right choice, he realises something about his own relationship with Claire.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 17 Apr 2019, 00:33
Eh, them talking to Marten could be a double edged sword. Because it could make either Tai or Dora realise something about their own relationship.

And lets be honest, out of all the cast, Marten is the one we definitely know saw the least happy aspects of marriage, along with Claire. It might be better for Tai and/or Dora to talk to someone neutral to their situation.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 17 Apr 2019, 01:21
it may be as good to talk to someone who knows something about a failing marriage. We have Marten's parents (which wasn't bad, because it was for a less typical reason, and they're still friends), Claire's parents (which sounds like a really nasty thing), and we have Jim (since it appears to me Jim and his ex have shared custody over Sam, it can't be that bad).

A possibility right now would be Dora saying something like "Honey, I'm not disinclined to the whole marriage thing, but let's not get ahead of us right now." - remember, it was a spur of the moment decision to propose. And this is a reasonable answer to an emotional situation, in emotional matters.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 17 Apr 2019, 06:58
Since it will take some time before Claire finds out for sure (oh, hell.  She did great)  that particular arc can go onto a simmer.  Jeph does strips full of feels, Tai and Dora work towards a yes, and maybe we see Hanners or others drop in for a visit.  Call me a  cockeyed optimist, but I'd like some happy endings.

Get your minds out of the gutter.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 17 Apr 2019, 07:06
Since it will take some time before Claire finds out for sure (oh, hell.  She did great)  that particular arc can go onto a simmer.  Jeph does strips full of feels, Tai and Dora work towards a yes, and maybe we see Hanners or others drop in for a visit.  Call me a  cockeyed optimist, but I'd like some happy endings.

I desperately want Hannelore to come back for the wedding, maybe to be Dora's witness/maid of honour.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 17 Apr 2019, 11:37
... and we have Jim (since it appears to me Jim and his ex have shared custody over Sam, it can't be that bad).
Oh, yes it can!  Although I have to note that Jim and his ex don't seem to be using Sam as the rope in a tug-of-war.  Far too many couples do.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Wombt on 17 Apr 2019, 11:43
Something tells me that Claire has, since she tore apart a load of official documentation because she "didn't take orders from home wreckers" and nearly blew everything, gone to a lot of effort to teach herself to control her temper. It's sort of a new thing for her to be so restrained and I'm wondering if she was even really that anxious or if she was just feeling that she had to make out that she was that anxious for some reason!
I hesitated to post this since I am not a trans woman, but I was reminded by Claire's reaction (last panel) of how TERFs (and probably others, but I've seen it mostly from TERFs) will take any expression of anger from trans women, especially physical, and argue that as violence that stems from them being "male." Like, a lot of trans woman I know are terrified of expressing anger or doing anything that will get them labeled as "dangerous," no matter how unjust that label is. So when Claire apologizes for being "violent" here, I sort of see that anxiety mixed in. That connection might definitely not be intended, and it could be more about Claire's personal progress in controlling her temper or, more simply, for humor. It just stirs up a lot of familiarity to conversations I've heard in the past.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Cornelius on 17 Apr 2019, 11:44
Since it will take some time before Claire finds out for sure (oh, hell.  She did great)  that particular arc can go onto a simmer.  Jeph does strips full of feels, Tai and Dora work towards a yes, and maybe we see Hanners or others drop in for a visit.  Call me a  cockeyed optimist, but I'd like some happy endings.

I desperately want Hannelore to come back for the wedding, maybe to be Dora's witness/maid of honour.

I don't know, I'd think that'd be something for Faye, rather.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: traroth on 17 Apr 2019, 12:52
Claire is so punk, today!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 17 Apr 2019, 19:33
If there's a Fucking, Austria, why not a Fucksburg, Montana?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Tova on 17 Apr 2019, 20:18
Perhaps Claire would like instead to take Marten to Pleasure Point (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasure_Point,_New_South_Wales).
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Vern LaVey on 17 Apr 2019, 20:35
I sense something huge on the horizon.  It's not quite a feeling of impending doom, but definitely something big that's bittersweet at best.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 17 Apr 2019, 20:42
Maybe the whole adulting thing is beginning to hit Claire?  Since her mom and brother live there, moving for her job means walking away from all that is familiar.   Marten needs to turn his support and compassion up to 11. 

"Wherever you go, so shall I".
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 17 Apr 2019, 20:56
And bearing on any decision would be state and local laws bearing on Claire being trans?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: brasca on 17 Apr 2019, 22:34
Interesting.  All this time I thought Fucksburg got it's name from Chinese restauraneur Lee Ho Fuk. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 17 Apr 2019, 22:37
Not wanting to sound pedantic, but did someone misspell "misspelled"? it's kind of amusing.



Edit: I just remembered something weird but funny.

If there's a Fucking, Austria, why not a Fucksburg, Montana?

You know, some places have thermal springs, and people built spas and wellness resorts around those. If places had spas for some time, they actually make their town names reflect that. In German, that's done by adding a "Bad" in front of the original name (Bad meaning "bath", since those places have/had public baths at the springs). Two examples would be Bad Reichenhall and Bad Vöslau.
Now, a few years ago there was an Austrian movie, that turned Fucking into one of those towns, and the movie was even named after that (technically fictional) town named... "Bad Fucking".
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 17 Apr 2019, 23:15
And bearing on any decision would be state and local laws bearing on Claire being trans?
Claire has pulled off an apparently flawless transition - outside of her family the only people who know her status are those she has told.  If anyone else has guessed, they aren't letting on.  Neither she nor Clinton have been shown encountering any childhood friends suggesting they grew up elsewhere.   If she turned up in the middle of Montana I don't think anyone would guess and there's not likely to be anyone to out her.

Montana's a big place and there's literally lots of room for differing attitudes.  As politically conservative as it may be, some areas can be surprisingly tolerant.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 17 Apr 2019, 23:32
Today's strip (4/18/19) is bittersweet in many ways. It's lovely that, as always, Claire is a page or two ahead of Marten when it comes to thinking of the future. On the other hand, it says a lot about her anxieties that she's been reluctant to bring it up. After all she and Marten have been through together, there is still a part of her that expects to come second if it comes to a choice.

I wonder if Marten will explain to her that his first reaction was that of course he'll go with her, it's just that being uprooted doesn't sound fun?

On the flip side, Marten is still sufficiently college boy to love the idea of living somewhere with a weird name just so that he can make sophomoric jokes about it!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 18 Apr 2019, 07:36
Interesting.  All this time I thought Fucksburg got it's name from Chinese restauraneur Lee Ho Fuk.
I thot it was "Ho Lee Fook".
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 18 Apr 2019, 08:45
Claire might be trapped between anxiety/overthinking, legitimate reactions and not letting it show.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: wlewisiii on 18 Apr 2019, 11:09
Montana's a big place and there's literally lots of room for differing attitudes.  As politically conservative as it may be, some areas can be surprisingly tolerant.

I personally know of a couple of extremely liberal Episcopalian parishes in Montana and I have read that Matthew Sheppard's parish was supportive of him long before that was common in this Church.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 18 Apr 2019, 14:16
Perhaps Claire would like instead to take Marten to Pleasure Point (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasure_Point,_New_South_Wales).
And then they could visit Climax.
Kansas has some weird town names (http://"http://gyrrakavian.tumblr.com/post/124669159980/some-weird-town-names-kansas-edition")

EDIT: typo fix
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 18 Apr 2019, 14:49
How about Humptulips, Washington?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 18 Apr 2019, 15:03
Of course, international options could be interesting. Crossing the Atlantic they could probably be comfortable in places like Dicksboro or Hackballs Cross, maybe breathe in the fresh air at Fartrim. Cum or Spunkane might be awkward getting to. Slutsend and Bastardstown, easy enough to get to on the train from Dublin. Oh, and I can't forget Muff.

(And yes, they are all real places)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 18 Apr 2019, 15:45
Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cesium133 on 18 Apr 2019, 15:52
If you haven't been to Intercourse, Pennsylvania, for a while, you may find yourself visiting Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, instead. If you do, you can find your way through Bird-in-Hand to Paradise.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 18 Apr 2019, 15:57
That was funny.

(Still no Dora and Tai bit.)  :-P
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 18 Apr 2019, 16:09
I just remembered that in the PDX metro, the area around where Stafford Road and Borland Road cross is called Wanker's Corner.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 18 Apr 2019, 16:52
Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
Been there.  Deep in Amish country.   Locals not amused by the the jokes at this point.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: kdnehrenz on 18 Apr 2019, 18:27
If Claire were to move, and Marten were to move with her, what would Pintsize do? My first thought is that he would move with them, but he has a life in Northampton, too.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: MarigoldSkye on 18 Apr 2019, 18:28
If Claire were to move, and Marten were to move with her, what would Pintsize do? My first thought is that he would move with them, but he has a life in Northampton, too.
Somehow, I think Pintsize would be just as excited as Marten to move to Fucksburg....
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: kdnehrenz on 18 Apr 2019, 19:05
That's true, but what if they had to move to Plain, Ohio?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 18 Apr 2019, 19:25
Good answer Marten. 
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: MrGone on 18 Apr 2019, 19:28
This comic's doing me a concern. Jeph is a big Azumanga fan and this is starting to REALLY feel like it's gearing up for the same sort of "everyone drifts off to the next part of their lives" ending...
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Frank on 18 Apr 2019, 19:40
So, to recall Jeph's rant on social media around when one of the characters called a snake's bite 'poisonous', I am willing to bet that Jeph knows which Roosevelt but Faye doesn't.

That's a classic JJ troll moment. He knows, he knows a bunch of us know, he knows anyone complaining isn't worth his attention.
I figured it was probably intentional, just felt it needed to be pointed out anyway just in case it was a simple mix up.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 18 Apr 2019, 19:41
How about Humptulips, Washington?
T'other side of the Olympic Peninsula from Dosewallips.  It's not all that far from Duckabush or Brinnon.  ;)
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 18 Apr 2019, 20:33
Update! That was cute.  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 18 Apr 2019, 20:36
Okay, its 3 weeks until comic 4000.
We've had a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings from the comics for the last few weeks.
We haven't had a lot of "drama" lately.
Anyone else feel like we're being lined up for something absolutely horrifying?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: sitnspin on 18 Apr 2019, 20:57
Nah, Jeph isn't David Willis.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: jwhouk on 18 Apr 2019, 21:07
He could hold off the Dora-Tai results until 4k. Or the exams passing until then. Or both.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Shjade on 18 Apr 2019, 21:22
Okay, its 3 weeks until comic 4000.
We've had a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings from the comics for the last few weeks.
We haven't had a lot of "drama" lately.
Anyone else feel like we're being lined up for something absolutely horrifying?

I dunno about horrifying, but honestly...what MrGone pointed out doesn't sound far fetched.

This comic's doing me a concern. Jeph is a big Azumanga fan and this is starting to REALLY feel like it's gearing up for the same sort of "everyone drifts off to the next part of their lives" ending...

I don't think that is where this is going, but I can't say I'd be shocked if it did either.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: MrGone on 18 Apr 2019, 21:45
Marten moving with Claire at the end of the comic would have a nice sense of taking things full circle.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 18 Apr 2019, 22:04
Welcome, new person!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: MrGone on 18 Apr 2019, 22:06
Thanks! ^_^
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Tova on 18 Apr 2019, 22:43
Okay, its 3 weeks until comic 4000.
We've had a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings from the comics for the last few weeks.
We haven't had a lot of "drama" lately.
Anyone else feel like we're being lined up for something absolutely horrifying?

Not at all, honestly. I expect OH LOOK THERE'S A COMIC ... yeah, that. Quick resolution.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: anahata on 18 Apr 2019, 23:47
This comic's doing me a concern. Jeph is a big Azumanga fan and this is starting to REALLY feel like it's gearing up for the same sort of "everyone drifts off to the next part of their lives" ending...
That's been said before, a long way back. Then we had a.bunch of new characters and adventures.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 19 Apr 2019, 00:05
This is another sweet Claire character strip. Maybe it's me but I think that Claire has a deep-rooted fear of rejection (possibly associated with her father walking out on the family). A part of her really was expecting bad news from Marten, as silly as that seems from a third-person perspective. Marten is being wise, though, not promising in advance. He doesn't really know what the day will hold but he's telling Claire that he isn't just going to run the moment things get tough.

Meanwhile, Claire sort of want to know why Marten didn't give her the shipping update first!

Okay, its 3 weeks until comic 4000.
We've had a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings from the comics for the last few weeks.
We haven't had a lot of "drama" lately.
Anyone else feel like we're being lined up for something absolutely horrifying?

Not horrifying, no; as others said, that isn't his writing style anymore. However, he could decide to give us something game-changing. Twenty strips is enough time to set up or remind us of an ongoing plot or character issue and then have it come to a head in Strip 4000.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 19 Apr 2019, 00:07
But what if both Tai and Claire find new jobs in Canada, Dora and Marten come with them, and Faye and Bubbles follow suit? Reboot somewhere else.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: dutchrvl on 19 Apr 2019, 04:43
With regards to the next phase of QC, I have a feeling it won't be much longer until Hanners re-appears (permanently I mean). Plus Winslow, obviously..
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 19 Apr 2019, 05:53
With regards to the next phase of QC, I have a feeling it won't be much longer until Hanners re-appears (permanently I mean). Plus Winslow, obviously..

Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if Hanners bought up Coffee of Doom, should Dora ever leave.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 19 Apr 2019, 06:00
Maybe I shouldn't post at 5 in the morning. I definitely shouldn't have used the word "horrifying", when I should have said something along the lines of a major shakeup.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 19 Apr 2019, 06:40
Okay, its 3 weeks until comic 4000.
We've had a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings from the comics for the last few weeks.
We haven't had a lot of "drama" lately.
If you look back at #1000, 2000, and 3000, there was nothing earth shattering in them.  Maybe JJ is looking to have the characters just move to the next logical phase of their lives.

At least I hope so.
Anyone else feel like we're being lined up for something absolutely horrifying?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: MrGone on 19 Apr 2019, 07:48
With regards to the next phase of QC, I have a feeling it won't be much longer until Hanners re-appears (permanently I mean). Plus Winslow, obviously..

Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if Hanners bought up Coffee of Doom, should Dora ever leave.

Either that or bailing out Union Robotics, or maybe something else, but I feel like her return is going to at least have a little bit of a "saving the day" vibe.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 19 Apr 2019, 17:38
ADJKPF?  The home row on Jeph's keyboard. Obviously.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 19 Apr 2019, 23:59
ADJKPF?  The home row on Jeph's keyboard. Obviously.

Jeph knows better (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1200) than using the home row, and maybe Claire knows, too.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 20 Apr 2019, 04:52
That's true, but what if they had to move to Plain, Ohio?
Or Monotony, KS?


EDIT: I said we had weird town names.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: traroth on 20 Apr 2019, 11:48
ADJKPF!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Case on 20 Apr 2019, 12:58
How about Humptulips, Washington?

Or Fucking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucking,_Austria), Upper Austria?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 20 Apr 2019, 13:39
I don't think I'd have the stamina for fucking all of upper Austria.[1]

[1] Someone had to say it.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: JimC on 20 Apr 2019, 14:26
So, Marten junks a reasonable job he completely lucked into, and follows Claire to Wtfarewe, Montana. What does he do for a job? He's not really qualified for anything, and I presume its just as impossible to feed to people on a new graduate's salary that side of the pond as it is this one.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Vern LaVey on 20 Apr 2019, 16:05
So, Marten junks a reasonable job he completely lucked into, and follows Claire to Wtfarewe, Montana. What does he do for a job? He's not really qualified for anything, and I presume its just as impossible to feed to people on a new graduate's salary that side of the pond as it is this one.

Pintsize could be the breadwinner via whoring himself out to farm equipment.  A sort of combine concubine.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Tova on 20 Apr 2019, 18:55
So, Marten junks a reasonable job he completely lucked into, and follows Claire to Wtfarewe, Montana. What does he do for a job? He's not really qualified for anything, and I presume its just as impossible to feed to people on a new graduate's salary that side of the pond as it is this one.

What's so unimaginable about the idea that he find another, similarly menial, position somewhere after a bunch of applications and interviews with a bit of experience and a decent reference?
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 20 Apr 2019, 19:41
Guitar tutor?

Two incomes, one job with benefits, in a place with a low cost of living could work.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: sitnspin on 20 Apr 2019, 22:01
Most employers outside of very specified fields really don't care what your degree was in. Hell, most menial labour jobs don't even require a degree. Marten will find another job, that's not even an issue. Will it be a cushy one where he was able to blackmail board members into giving him a better salary and benefits? Likely not, but he'll be able to feed himself just fine. Doubly so if they move anywhere off the coasts where the cost of living isn't so ridiculous.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: MrGone on 21 Apr 2019, 17:16
They move to the part of Alaska where you get paid to live there, meanwhile Pintsize aspires to build he world's largest snowcock while Claire joins an expedition to uncover the lost Frozen Library Of Ka'a.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Thrudd on 25 Apr 2019, 06:17
Late to the party but my suggestion is Pintsize as the flower spreader since nobody with a lick of sense would trust him with the rings.
Mieville might be an interesting selection as a ring bearer.
Even better if their vows are inlaid in glowing elvish runes.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Apr 2019, 18:18
I've wondered whether a thermoluminescent material could be inlaid into a ring so you could warm it up and say "I cannot read the fiery letters".
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 26 Apr 2019, 07:22
Get a room you two!
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Thrudd on 26 Apr 2019, 08:58
I've wondered whether a thermoluminescent material could be inlaid into a ring so you could warm it up and say "I cannot read the fiery letters".
I don't know if that would be practical due to the temperatures involved.
Are there any materials that would do that at body temperature?

Long Afterglow Phosphorescent Materials may be more practical though what I worked with years ago had the disadvantage of being larger grained crystals and degraded when exposed to moisture.
Mind you if properly encapsulated you can get any colour of the rainbow. though the blue-green will glow for a long time after fully charged.
They were at the time very specialized lighting sources used for safety lighting on ship walkways, around pools and the tubes in London

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Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Apr 2019, 09:20
Body temperature, little or no effect from the materials I know of. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoluminescence#/media/File:TSL_curves.png

Much less heat than Frodo's hearth, though. Boiling water or an incandescent light bulb would be ample.
Title: Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 26 Apr 2019, 15:17
Get a room you two!
...oops wrong thread.