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Title: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 28 Jul 2019, 11:59
So, the Prodigal Daughter has returned! I'm sure that we're all glad to see Hannelore back and seeming a lot more healthy. However, just what plot devices may be used with her going forwards? After all, several of her major ongoing arcs have been at least partially resolved or, at the very least, are unlikely to come up in the immediate future. We also have to look at how Hannelore's new perspectives may alter her behaviour and, perhaps, her decision (before her trip) that she wants to make a difference may affect her decisions.

Here are my ideas:
What does everyone else think?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 28 Jul 2019, 12:13
Hannelore walks into AI advocacy trust and announces she's taking over.  Roko approves.
Hanners and Roko are discussing things and Yay walks in.
Hanners fixes them with a steady gaze, waits a beat, and announces:

"Station says Hi"
And goes back to their conversation.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 28 Jul 2019, 17:15
Hanners taking over the AI Advocates really embodies the 'white savior' trope too...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: brasca on 28 Jul 2019, 17:23
Taking over AI Advocates is a more fulfilling field.  I don’t see why Roko would object, but I hope Beepatrice doesn’t need Prozac software to repair her self worth.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 28 Jul 2019, 19:01
New strip up.  :D

Hey, whatever floats your boat, Hanners.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: DSL on 28 Jul 2019, 19:11
She ends messes.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: brasca on 28 Jul 2019, 20:56
Some bearings are bigger than others, but the ones with a few millimeters difference would be really frustrating fortunately Bubbles has extra sensory abilities and Hannelore is Hannelore.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 28 Jul 2019, 23:06
Faye never realised that she missed having her little detail-hyperaware best friend around until this moment. Somehow, it was as if there was a track in her life's audio accompaniment that wasn't being played with the others! That is really how I'm reading this strip: Faye isn't laughing at Hannelore; she's realising that she doesn't know how she'd managed without Hannelore and her quirks in her life!

Meanwhile, Bubbles has realised that she isn't the only one in the room who can accurately measure an object down to the sub-millimetre scale with the unaided optical sensor!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 28 Jul 2019, 23:35
I'm wondering what the first meeting between Hanners and Spyayookybot will be like?  (Yayspooks?  Spookyay?  I kind of like that one.)

Hanners:  "Oh!  So it's you they were talking about!"  Maybe even giving Spooks a big hug.

Or perhaps, "Oh!  So it's YOU they were talking about," through clenched teeth, glaring daggers.

Will Spooks be cordial toward Hannelore, Daughter of the Creator?  Fearful?  Hostile?  Kiss-ass Solicitous?   Or will they make a point of staying out of sight, perhaps becoming a little nervous when people, meat and machine, start to take notice?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 28 Jul 2019, 23:43
I think that Yay will avoid Hannelore at all costs because their #1 priority is to avoid notice from those who could be a threat to them. Hannelore has contacts amongst the god-tier AIs that potentially could make her such a threat or at least a surveillance asset that could be used against them.

Jeph could make their meeting quite surreal. After all, most AIs seem to be descended from work done by Hanners' father, making them a weird kind of step-siblings but it is quite possible that Yay developed independently and in parallel. So, for Hanners, it would be sort of like meeting a sentient extraterrestrial for the first time - the first AI who is not connected to her by her father and therefore the first truly alien intelligence she'd ever encountered.

Yay might choose to make it weird by referring to her as 'Daughter of The Creator' some other pseudo-religious title.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: JimC on 29 Jul 2019, 00:36
Some bearings are bigger than others, but the ones with a few millimeters difference would be really frustrating fortunately Bubbles has extra sensory abilities and Hannelore is Hannelore.
You'd be amazed at how accurate the practised eye is. When I was working on bikes regularly I could tell at a glance 11, 12, 13 or 14mm bolt head, 6, 7 or 8mm machine screws and fine or coarse metric thread.  Its gone off a bit now after a considerable number of years, but does come back for a while if I spend some time working on stuff.

[Later]
Still gobsmacked that Fay could consider jumbling up the ball bearings could possibly be a good idea, but I suppose she comes from an arts background so hasn't been properly trained...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Tormuse on 29 Jul 2019, 03:37
When she says "half," does she mean by number or by weight?  Knowing her, she's going to want precise measurements either way.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Hazelton on 29 Jul 2019, 03:59
[Later]
Still gobsmacked that Fay could consider jumbling up the ball bearings could possibly be a good idea, but I suppose she comes from an arts background so hasn't been properly trained...
Yeah, that's Faye all over. She'd know from experience that when you mix everything together, you'll always find what you need as long as you rummage for long enough. ^.^


I'm surprised both Bubbles and Hanners would call them ball bearings, though. Both of them are the type of person to know that those are bearing balls, and to use the correct nomenclature.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 29 Jul 2019, 05:25
I'm guessing the Hanners/Momo/May triangle has a spat about Sven. :-*
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Marco on 29 Jul 2019, 05:39
When she says "half," does she mean by number or by weight?  Knowing her, she's going to want precise measurements either way.

If the balls are well mixed, it is the same. Unless there are an uneven number of balls of a particular size. Or... Ok, I'll stop.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Thrudd on 29 Jul 2019, 07:38
Yay might choose to make it weird by referring to her as 'Daughter of The Creator' some other pseudo-religious title.
Could just go all huggy and call her sis.
To everyone else they will say that Hanners is her half sister with only a little influence from Hanners mom but only the good parts so not very much
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Jul 2019, 11:11
The focusing of the mind on a "petty" (but all-consuming) task is one of those things that can drive all distraction, upsetting and otherwise, straight out of the mind.  As such, even a frustrating task can be extraordinarily relaxing.  It totally encompasses one part of the mind, allowing the suppression of all those other more disturbing parts. 

I imagine that can be a factor in the development of some forms of OCD...



(DISCLAIMER: I have a doctorate, but am not a doctor.  :-D) 
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 29 Jul 2019, 11:47
(DISCLAIMER: I have a doctorate, but am not a doctor.  :-D)
Do you mean you have a doctorate, but you are not a physician?

(It might be amusing to address a Doctor of Nursing Practice  or a pharmacist with his Doctor of Pharmacology as "Doctor" when physicians/surgeons are present.  But I wouldn't know about that for certain.  Nope, not me.)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 29 Jul 2019, 11:52

(DISCLAIMER: I have a doctorate, but am not a doctor.  :-D)

Yeah, good old PhD vs MD.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 29 Jul 2019, 12:02
Since when were surgeons referred to as doctors?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 29 Jul 2019, 12:20
Since when were surgeons referred to as doctors?
All the time on Grey's Anatomy.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 29 Jul 2019, 13:34
Since when were surgeons referred to as doctors?
Always in the US.  Dental surgeons (DDS), too.  The "Mister" business is almost exclusively a UK thing (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1119265/).
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: David F on 29 Jul 2019, 19:14
New comic is up early.

Looks like someone got over her fear of intracranial communications units...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 29 Jul 2019, 19:21
Um, how long have LOL-punks been a thing?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: neurocase on 29 Jul 2019, 19:36
Holy art shift, Batman.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 29 Jul 2019, 20:16
Hey, the band might be back. Cool.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 29 Jul 2019, 20:59
Some bearings are bigger than others, but the ones with a few millimeters difference would be really frustrating fortunately Bubbles has extra sensory abilities and Hannelore is Hannelore.
You'd be amazed at how accurate the practised eye is. When I was working on bikes regularly I could tell at a glance 11, 12, 13 or 14mm bolt head, 6, 7 or 8mm machine screws and fine or coarse metric thread.  Its gone off a bit now after a considerable number of years, but does come back for a while if I spend some time working on stuff.

[Later]
Still gobsmacked that Fay could consider jumbling up the ball bearings could possibly be a good idea, but I suppose she comes from an arts background so hasn't been properly trained...
I used to be able to see a goodly way into ultraviolet and infrared (for a human). Now my color vision is on par with the average human 15 yo. I'm 34, BTW.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Fhqwhgads on 29 Jul 2019, 21:23
I logged back in specifically to say that panel 3 Martin's face is the greatest thing, ever.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: SubaruStephen on 29 Jul 2019, 21:23
ASTRO CAT
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: MrNumbers on 29 Jul 2019, 22:01
Anyone else think the art today was particularly detailed and expressive?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Sorflakne on 29 Jul 2019, 22:31
Yeah, it was a noticeable shift from yesterday.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Timemaster on 29 Jul 2019, 22:59
Interesting shift in art today. The lines are thinner and Jeph is trying to draw lips again. The last time he tried that, the results were ... let‘s say interesting. He gave up on that after a few strips and that was a very good decision, IMHO.

I‘m not sure about this time yet. Jeph not only drew lips, he also tried new mouth-forms for his characters. This allows him to draw new facial expressions, he‘s never worked with before. Panel one is a very good example. This is very interesting, positively spoken this time. The women are less cute, less anime, but appear more determined. The combination of thinner lines and a new mouth-form makes Claire appear much more adult than before. Like she‘s grown an inch and three years since cuddling Cosmo.
I always say, dogs have a positive effect on people.  :clairedoge:

As I said, I‘m not sure yet if I‘m into it or not. I got used to the cute anime-style looks of the last year, but I sometimes thought Jeph is taking that look to far. So this is in any case a nice change of pace.
I still think the QC-characters were drawn best about the time Dora and Marten had split up and Dora had the date with Jim. She looked incredibly good that day. And she had thin lines and lips...

Plus Hannelore got an implant. Or just a micro-communicator hidden behind her earlobe and held in place by her piercings.  8-)

TM
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 29 Jul 2019, 23:13
Yeah, Jeph seems to have reverted to the art style that he used before he confirmed Faye and Bubbles were together; less overtly 'cartoony' with more details of the characters faces. This is cool because this has always been, IMO at least, the peak of the quality of his art. It will be interesting to see how this alters the other characters.

Yeah, I think that the whole thing with Claire and Marten's attitude to life is still ongoing and Claire's body language strongly reflects when she dragged him to the bank to set up a savings account. Might this impact their relationship? Well, in the end she has to do what's right for her but I don't think that the sparkle has gone from their relationship yet. Certainly there is no question that she continues to think that Marten is attractive, especially as she can so effortlessly visualise him in outfits that she considers sexy!

So, Claire's into the whole 1980s Euro Artist look, hmmm? That sort of matches up with her semi-secret love of the cyberpunk aesthetic. I wonder if Marten will dress up like one of Kraftwerk just as a special gift on a special day?

I am certainly in for a return of Deathmøle. If the line-up is to change, I think that Emily is ideal to add on as a Brian Eno-style genre-setting synth maestro!

Finally, I notice that Hannelore has had the communications implant that lets her connect to Station whenever she needs to. IIRC, Station originally wanted her to have this so the two of them could have a physical relationship in a virtual space. It occurs to me that maybe Tilly has one so that they can have just that advantage. Does this mean that Station, Hannelore and Tilly are technically networked together on a certain level? That could lead to some interesting implications and plot devices!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Tova on 29 Jul 2019, 23:56
And this is what they watch at some of the sillier parties.

Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: hitmiccs on 30 Jul 2019, 01:23
I like the art in todays comic very much and Hanners looks cute as hell here :) I hope, Jeph keeps this style for an extended period of time...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 30 Jul 2019, 02:10
S'funny, I thought there was one panel where Dora looked especially expressive in recent strips, and todays has cemented that.

I've never been a big fan of Claire, but the artwork for her *is* better... I think, for whatever reason, it's the nose bar that's still throwing me...

(edit: Bar from Stud... Different things, Joe, different things)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: WhyNot on 30 Jul 2019, 03:34
Interesting shift in art today. The lines are thinner and Jeph is trying to draw lips again. The last time he tried that, the results were ... let‘s say interesting. He gave up on that after a few strips and that was a very good decision, IMHO.

I‘m not sure about this time yet. Jeph not only drew lips, he also tried new mouth-forms for his characters. This allows him to draw new facial expressions, he‘s never worked with before. Panel one is a very good example. This is very interesting, positively spoken this time. The women are less cute, less anime, but appear more determined. The combination of thinner lines and a new mouth-form makes Claire appear much more adult than before. Like she‘s grown an inch and three years since cuddling Cosmo.
I always say, dogs have a positive effect on people.  :clairedoge:

As I said, I‘m not sure yet if I‘m into it or not. I got used to the cute anime-style looks of the last year, but I sometimes thought Jeph is taking that look to far. So this is in any case a nice change of pace.
I still think the QC-characters were drawn best about the time Dora and Marten had split up and Dora had the date with Jim. She looked incredibly good that day. And she had thin lines and lips...

Plus Hannelore got an implant. Or just a micro-communicator hidden behind her earlobe and held in place by her piercings.  8-)

TM

Pretty much sums up what I came here to say and to confirm that I'm not losing my mind.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 30 Jul 2019, 07:02
Are necks thinner now too?  Consider 4008 vs the latest: Marten and Faye's necks (and maybe faces) are thinner now than before, though Faye doesn't seem to have lost any mid-rift poundage.  I also don't know how to interpret Hanners face in panel 1, other than she's serious introspective at that instant.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 30 Jul 2019, 07:11
I also don't know how to interpret Hanners face in panel 1, other than she's serious introspective at that instant.

I think that Hannelore is frustrated that the biggest step forwards that she's ever made and still it isn't a cure. It's a rare pain to know that there is a psychological knife in your side that is probably never going to go away, no matter how many steps forwards you take.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: brasca on 30 Jul 2019, 08:40
Hey, the band might be back. Cool.

Or answer the question many of us have about the band’s status.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Ghanima Atreides on 30 Jul 2019, 08:52
I have to say I love the new art, more detailed, more polished and expressive while not being a complete shift from the previous style.  :-D

Plus I was never a fan of the anime mouths...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 30 Jul 2019, 09:59
Implant?  Hell, I've got hearing aids that do that as long as they're in Bluetooth range of my mobile phone.  (Changing batteries is a pain in the arse.)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: David F on 30 Jul 2019, 10:26
Implant?  Hell, I've got hearing aids that do that as long as they're in Bluetooth range of my mobile phone.  (Changing batteries is a pain in the arse.)

Yeah, it's possible she's wearing something hidden behind her earlobe.  It's not visible at all in panel #2, and the previous time Hannelore visited Station the subject of the comms implant came up (#2125).  Given how comfortable she looked on her most recent visit to Station (#3929), it seems entirely plausible that the offer would be made again, and this time accepted.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Case on 30 Jul 2019, 11:14
An anglophone affecting a 'German' accent ...

... yeah, I'm with Station on that one :popcorn:


(Say "Eichhörnchen!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjvK8odVGT4)  :-D)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Shjade on 30 Jul 2019, 11:18
Anyone else think the art today was particularly detailed and expressive?

Maybe just me, but it seemed like the heads were proportionately bigger than usual?

Like particularly Claire and Hanners in panel 1, at first glance something just seemed a little "off" about it, and I think it's their heads seeming a bit large.

This is the kind of observation I'd normally keep to myself, but since talk about the art itself came up... *shrugs* Just sharing, not exactly criticism.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: andrybak on 30 Jul 2019, 11:50
Why is Hanners hurting in the first panel (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4057)? She's clearly wincing in pain. She grabbed her arm. Could it be RSI from all the ball-bearing sorting?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Gus_Smedstad on 30 Jul 2019, 13:45
The thing uppermost in my mind wasn't the art, it was whether 20-somethings would have any idea that Kraftwerk existed. Oh, sure, they still exist, but has anyone paid attention since Computer World in 1981?

Which also makes me think: how old is Martin, anyway? In 2003 he was twenty-something. He's definitely not 30+ today.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: NemesisDancer on 30 Jul 2019, 13:50
The thing uppermost in my mind wasn't the art, it was whether 20-somethings would have any idea that Kraftwerk existed. Oh, sure, they still exist, but has anyone paid attention since Computer World in 1981?

20something here who knows of Kraftwerk :)

Loving the new art style - I think the face shapes have thinned out a little as well, similarly to how they looked around the time I started reading (early 2013-ish, when the characters' hair had more texture to it). That was probably my favourite era of QC art style ^_^
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Jul 2019, 14:57
The thing uppermost in my mind wasn't the art, it was whether 20-somethings would have any idea that Kraftwerk existed. Oh, sure, they still exist, but has anyone paid attention since Computer World in 1981?

This forum is full of twenty-somethings, and Kraftwerk has had regular mentions throughout its life.

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Which also makes me think: how old is Martin, anyway? In 2003 he was twenty-something. He's definitely not 30+ today.

You do realise, I hope, that QC comic time runs much slower than real time, so Marten (note spelling) being in his mid to late 20s still works.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: DSL on 30 Jul 2019, 15:47
Why is Hanners hurting in the first panel (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4057)? She's clearly wincing in pain. She grabbed her arm. Could it be RSI from all the ball-bearing sorting?
Wincing in pain ... or maybe rueful self-awareness.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 30 Jul 2019, 15:54
The thing uppermost in my mind wasn't the art, it was whether 20-somethings would have any idea that Kraftwerk existed. Oh, sure, they still exist, but has anyone paid attention since Computer World in 1981?
Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, and Vangelis are the Holy Trinity of old-school electronica. I would expect ANYONE who is into music to at least know the names.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Tova on 30 Jul 2019, 16:06
Along with Jean-Michel Jarre, yes.

Why is Hanners hurting in the first panel (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4057)? She's clearly wincing in pain. She grabbed her arm. Could it be RSI from all the ball-bearing sorting?
Wincing in pain ... or maybe rueful self-awareness.

Yeah, I don't think Jeph has quite nailed the expression he was going for there (IMO). I think it was meant to be a rueful smile, but it does kinda look like she's in physical pain.

Similarly, Claire seems to be giving Marten a slightly sharp retort, but as I've seen a number of times before, her expression portrays more contempt than I think was intended*.

As another example (chosen only because it is one that stuck in my head and that I could readily find), in #3025 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3025), the contempt-face in panel 2 seems over the top to me. It probably was intended in this case, but it gave me whiplash. That sequence of expressions made no emotional sense to me.

It probably explains why some people go over the top in drawing deep conflict and drama from comics with only very minor exchanges.

* But then again, you never know. If Claire and Marten do break up, we will all look back at this comic and reflect on how obvious it all is in hindsight.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: andrybak on 30 Jul 2019, 16:48
Similarly, Claire seems to be giving Marten a slightly sharp retort, but as I've seen a number of times before, her expression portrays more contempt than I think was intended*.

* But then again, you never know. If Claire and Marten do break up, we will all look back at this comic and reflect on how obvious it all is in hindsight.

#4057 is about lack of motivation. Compare, for example, similar expressions in #3821 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3821) about lack of a budget. And in  #3508 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3508), when Claire found out about Padma.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Tova on 30 Jul 2019, 17:48
Yes, the lack of motivation thing is a perennial theme that was introduced in strip #1, but has never changed and probably never will, like Charlie Brown and the red-haired girl.

The difference between the expressions you linked and the most recent one is the curl of the lips signifying contempt.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Jul 2019, 17:56
Marten hasn't been laying the groundwork to change it, so your assessment of probability is plausible.

On the other hand one of the consistent themes of the comic is personal growth, and Marten has a girlfriend now with an inclination to challenge him.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: War Sparrow on 30 Jul 2019, 19:17
"Three Dads! That's so many Dads!"
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: tomveil on 30 Jul 2019, 19:28
I appreciate all the commenters who were able to so clearly verbalize the drastic shift in the art style.  All I could come up with was, "guess we're back to sharp chins."
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 30 Jul 2019, 20:41
Awww. Nice!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Stoon on 30 Jul 2019, 21:20
This Guy Offered "Free Dad Hugs" At A Pride Parade And People Really Needed Them (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/laurenstrapagiel/free-dad-hugs-pride)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: SubaruStephen on 30 Jul 2019, 22:00
The thing uppermost in my mind wasn't the art, it was whether 20-somethings would have any idea that Kraftwerk existed. Oh, sure, they still exist, but has anyone paid attention since Computer World in 1981?
Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, and Vangelis are the Holy Trinity of old-school electronica. I would expect ANYONE who is into music to at least know the names.
And where do Jean Paul Jarre and Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark fit in that trinity?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Timemaster on 30 Jul 2019, 22:51
Good morning,

Quote from: Tova
Yeah, I don't think Jeph has quite nailed the expression he was going for there (IMO). I think it was meant to be a rueful smile, but it does kinda look like she's in physical pain.

I second that. Hanners smile in Panel 2 is another example IMO. The smile is just a tad too broad, so it looks a little bit eerie to me. In todays comic Claire‘s smile in the last panel is a bit off, too. Four lines with only about one pixel distance are problematic. I suppose it will take some time for Jeph to perfectly nail the new expressions. But I‘m not worried.
My daughter draws manga characters and she once said to me, that a friendly smile is much harder to draw than a frown, because it easily turns into a grimace.

Over all I‘m warming up with the new style. Todays panel 2 is really, really good. The large faces in combination with the narrow lines give the picture a kind of importance, of seriousness, which really fits the issue of the conversation.

I‘m really curious how this new style will develop. Keep it up, Jeph.
Like Dora said to Faye, some time ago: “Change is good.“

TM
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 30 Jul 2019, 23:22
Today's strip reminds us that, despite his many flaws, Marten is a very sweet-natured man. He sees that Claire and Hannelore are upset and he tries to offer comfort in the form of a verbal hug (because that's how I interpreted his joke). He's saying that he wishes that he could make them feel better.

I understand what Claire and Hannelore are saying on an abstract level. My parents split up before I was born so it's hard to miss something that you've never had. However, for someone who was raised with both parents, it must be a huge personal blow to lose one in such circumstances. I don't think that the human mind is quite wired up to handle this and those who experience it never really get beyond that 'this is wrong; this shouldn't happen' initial response.

On the subject of Marten and motivation: We've seen him react, even proactively, when he wants to. To me, the whole point of his line in the first panel of strip 4057 (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4057) is that his preferred approach to life is to not seek change unless he thinks it is necessary and his idea of 'necessary' is far more relaxed than Claire's.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Jul 2019, 23:40
I wonder if pursuing Vicky soured him on the idea of seizing initiative for years afterward.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Shjade on 31 Jul 2019, 01:17
I'm just interested in where Jeph's going with this now, really. It's a fairly significant shift, but one that makes space for a lot more character differentiation than they've sometimes had before. Could be interesting!

re: Claire contempt -- personally I read that expression in yesterday's strip as irritation in an "oh hey, it's that thing we've bickered about before" way. "Contempt" is such a strong word.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 31 Jul 2019, 01:58
Speaking of Kraftwerk...

It seems they've just won a court case which could end 'sampling' in music without expressed original producer permission.

Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Tova on 31 Jul 2019, 03:42
"Contempt" is such a strong word.

Yeah it is; which is why I remarked that her expression didn't quite match how I read her words, which I interpreted as irritation, just as you did.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 31 Jul 2019, 03:44
I'm just interested in where Jeph's going with this now, really.

In terms of story, I think that Jeph is working towards Marten and Claire having a heart-to-heart about their differing ideas of 'being motivated' and 'being happy'. There will probably have to be a certain degree of give-and-take on both sides (mostly on Claire's part; Marten has already said that he's good with dropping everything and moving to wherever Claire finds a job). Basically, Claire is going to have to accept that Marten is happy with his life and, right now, doesn't see any reason to stress himself reaching out for something that he neither wants or needs in his life.

For some reason, I can see Marten later talking to Pintsize about the whole thing. Pintsize makes some borderline-obscene suggestions but the key point he makes is maybe Marten just needs to do more of what makes him happy rather than just wait for stuff to come to him. Pintsize is hooked up to a monitor at the time and calls up Amir's contact card and Marten's music/pop-culture blog.

One 'tension relief' way to end the intense discussion will be for Marten and Claire to start making out on the couch only to be interrupted by Bubbles simulating clearing her throat. Marten and Claire will apologise, blushing at being caught out.

BUBBLES: "Do not feel you have to apologise for doing something like that in your own home."

FAYE: "Actually, don't feel that you have to stop! I was enjoyin' the show!"
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 31 Jul 2019, 04:44
An anglophone affecting a 'German' accent ...


German accent, or Generic Movie Villain Accent?



Quote

(Say "Eichhörnchen!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjvK8odVGT4)  :-D)

... you know, as an Austrian, given that specific term, I cannot resist to one-up that to "Oachkatzlschwoaf". That's the expression for the tail of the aforementioned animal, and I have never used that word in any other context than making people say something they can't pronounce properly.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Thrudd on 31 Jul 2019, 06:50
... you know, as an Austrian, given that specific term, I cannot resist to one-up that to "Oachkatzlschwoaf". That's the expression for the tail of the aforementioned animal, and I have never used that word in any other context than making people say something they can't pronounce properly.
"Oachkazlschwoaf "(Squirrel's tail)
"Oachkatzl"(Eichhörnchen=squirrel) and "Schwoaf" (Schweif=tail) are words that are used to test whether you qualify as a native speaker of the Bavarian/Austrian dialect.
I ran into that and a whole lot more when first visiting my cousins in Karlsfeld many many moons ago. Now it is just a running gag as is my Canadian Accent when speaking German.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 31 Jul 2019, 07:22
Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, and Vangelis are the Holy Trinity of old-school electronica. I would expect ANYONE who is into music to at least know the names.
And where do Jean Paul Jarre and Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark fit in that trinity?
I dunno... saints, maybe? I'm not familiar with their work. I'm barely familiar with Kraftwerk (have only really heard "Autobahn").
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Drunken Old Man on 31 Jul 2019, 09:02
I have finally realized my true calling:  Dad-For-Hire.

All my daughter's friends have already adopted me anyway.  Might as well get paid.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Zebediah on 31 Jul 2019, 10:18
... you know, as an Austrian, given that specific term, I cannot resist to one-up that to "Oachkatzlschwoaf". That's the expression for the tail of the aforementioned animal, and I have never used that word in any other context than making people say something they can't pronounce properly.
"Oachkazlschwoaf "(Squirrel's tail)
"Oachkatzl"(Eichhörnchen=squirrel) and "Schwoaf" (Schweif=tail) are words that are used to test whether you qualify as a native speaker of the Bavarian/Austrian dialect.
I ran into that and a whole lot more when first visiting my cousins in Karlsfeld many many moons ago. Now it is just a running gag as is my Canadian Accent when speaking German.

The word for “squirrel” seems to be difficult to pronounce in many languages. My wife, who lived in France for many years and has near-native fluency in French, told me once how hard she had to work to learn the correct pronunciation of “écureuil”.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 31 Jul 2019, 11:50
... you know, as an Austrian, given that specific term, I cannot resist to one-up that to "Oachkatzlschwoaf". That's the expression for the tail of the aforementioned animal, and I have never used that word in any other context than making people say something they can't pronounce properly.
"Oachkazlschwoaf "(Squirrel's tail)
"Oachkatzl"(Eichhörnchen=squirrel) and "Schwoaf" (Schweif=tail) are words that are used to test whether you qualify as a native speaker of the Bavarian/Austrian dialect.
I ran into that and a whole lot more when first visiting my cousins in Karlsfeld many many moons ago. Now it is just a running gag as is my Canadian Accent when speaking German.

The word for “squirrel” seems to be difficult to pronounce in many languages. My wife, who lived in France for many years and has near-native fluency in French, told me once how hard she had to work to learn the correct pronunciation of “écureuil”.

But... why? Did they derail the pronunciation, simply because they were squirelly every time they saw one?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Gus_Smedstad on 31 Jul 2019, 14:55
Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, and Vangelis are the Holy Trinity of old-school electronica. I would expect ANYONE who is into music to at least know the names.
I honestly don't know what "anyone who is into music" thinks. My impression has been that, while we all remember the music we listened to in our twenties (which would be Kraftwerk for me), every generation has generally forgotten stuff made 20+ years ago.

Modulo lasting exceptions like the Beetles, of course. It's not a rigid rule.

Incidentally, Tangerine Dream and Vangelis never did anything for me. I couldn't name anything Tangerine Dream did without internet research.

And where do Jean Paul Jarre and Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark fit in that trinity?
That's Jean-Michel Jarre. I'm a huge fan of his work.

I'm not sure he was influential, though. But then, I'm not entirely convinced any of the bands we've named were really influential. I've not heard anything recent that makes me think "that reminds me of Kraftwerk."
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Tova on 31 Jul 2019, 15:38
Quote
Kraftwerk's beats laid the foundations for club music: for hip-hop, synth-pop, techno and house. The sounds they invented have been sampled by hundreds of artists, from Madonna to R.E.M, from Missy Elliott to Fergie. Coldplay and Jay-Z have had hits with their elegant melodies and their image has influenced David Bowie, Daft Punk and Kanye West. We also now live in the kind of world their future-obsessed lyrics predicted: we find Computer Love online, models smile from time to time and Europe Endless exists.

Why Kraftwerk are still the world's most influential band  (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/jan/27/kraftwerk-most-influential-electronic-band-tate)

It's the Beatles, btw.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: brasca on 31 Jul 2019, 18:42
I don't see how borrowing one of Marten's dads would help Hannelore.  Asside from the long distance relationship because he lives on a space station she doesn't have any issues with her father.  Her mother on the other hand...  I don't know who would be the best surrogate among our extended cast so I leave that speculation up to you. 
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 31 Jul 2019, 19:02
Considering how Veronica sometimes slips into her dom voice without intending to, she'd probably be a bad choice for Hanners.  Claire's mother, as well as Dora's are pretty chill.  Don't know if they'd want a surrogate offspring, though.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 31 Jul 2019, 19:04
I don't see how borrowing one of Marten's dads would help Hannelore.  Asside from the long distance relationship because he lives on a space station she doesn't have any issues with her father.  Her mother on the other hand...  I don't know who would be the best surrogate among our extended cast so I leave that speculation up to you.
I nominate Claire's mom.  Calming, makes great pancakes.  And Hanners could meet Cosmo.  Clinton may be a bit problematic, but eh.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 31 Jul 2019, 19:13
I do think that Clin-ton has matured quite a bit and is not so creepy.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 31 Jul 2019, 19:19
Awww.

OH NOES. NO TEXT ON MARTEN'S SHIRT.  :-P :lol:
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 31 Jul 2019, 19:20
And I don't know if anyone who saw the preview even noticed, although everything else probably got picked apart.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: gprimr1 on 31 Jul 2019, 19:40
It's taken me two days to realize the art shift isn't a guest comic.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 31 Jul 2019, 23:19
We've known since her early appearances that her father's infidelity and departure was a huge personal blow to Claire and also impacted her mental health. Things like that never really go away, even now. It's natural for a child to want their parent's approval and love and it's pretty clear that Mr A simply doesn't have it in him to provide it. Likely selfishness and self-centredness is a key issue here.

The point of panel 5? It's in Marten's nature to want to help Claire in  this situation but, unfortunately, there is nothing he can do. It's just something Claire lives with and is going to have to continue to live with.

So, why is there no CRJ logo on Marten's shirt today? Vote below:

1) He got splashed with mud by Fairy Girl's raindeer and had to change it;
2) There's been a time skip - He and Claire have been discussing this for over a day off-panel;
3) Jeph forgot to put on that layer because he was busy packing for GenCon.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 31 Jul 2019, 23:25
There's nothing he can do to fix it, yes, but hugging someone who needs it is not nothing.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Tova on 31 Jul 2019, 23:35
There's nothing he can do to fix it, yes, but hugging someone who needs it is not nothing.

He could redo the comic.

Oh, you mean Marten. Right.  8-)

Well. In these kinds of situations, people generally aren't looking for sage advice anyway, just as Claire says. Usually emotional support. Sometimes the right questions can give you a new perspective. But I've learned to withhold advice unless specifically asked for, because trying to solve people's problems for them is often unhelpful.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Tova on 31 Jul 2019, 23:39
So, why is there no CRJ logo on Marten's shirt today? Vote below:

And you reminded me of this comic again.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Akima on 01 Aug 2019, 05:35
I work at a hospital. I'm not sure I needed to be introduced the the concept of an awakened pile of medical waste. :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: jwhouk on 01 Aug 2019, 05:54
So, why is there no CRJ logo on Marten's shirt today? Vote below:

3) Jeph forgot to put on that layer because he was busy packing for GenCon.

Ockham's Razors from Logical Shave Club. When the best razor is the simplest.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 01 Aug 2019, 06:05
I nominate Claire's mom.  Calming, makes great pancakes.  And Hanners could meet Cosmo.  Clinton may be a bit problematic, but eh.
Plus she's a drummer too (or was that a guitar?), smokes Nature's Leaf, and has sex with guys young enough to be her son's college roommate.  ;)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 01 Aug 2019, 06:37
I nominate Claire's mom.  Calming, makes great pancakes.  And Hanners could meet Cosmo.  Clinton may be a bit problematic, but eh.
Plus she's a drummer too (or was that a guitar?), smokes Nature's Leaf, and has sex with guys young enough to be her son's college roommate.  ;)
  She plays the bass.  So, Hanners on drums, Marten on Synth modules(?) and Mrs A on Bass.   That could work.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: brasca on 01 Aug 2019, 08:44
I nominate Claire's mom.  Calming, makes great pancakes.  And Hanners could meet Cosmo.  Clinton may be a bit problematic, but eh.
Plus she's a drummer too (or was that a guitar?), smokes Nature's Leaf, and has sex with guys young enough to be her son's college roommate.  ;)
  She plays the bass.  So, Hanners on drums, Marten on Synth modules(?) and Mrs A on Bass.   That could work.

So they’re putting the band back together?  I hope Amir hasn’t moved on.  Can’t recall when I last saw him.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 01 Aug 2019, 08:48
There's nothing he can do to fix it, yes, but hugging someone who needs it is not nothing.

He could redo the comic.

Oh, you mean Marten. Right.  8-)

Well. In these kinds of situations, people generally aren't looking for sage advice anyway, just as Claire says. Usually emotional support. Sometimes the right questions can give you a new perspective. But I've learned to withhold advice unless specifically asked for, because trying to solve people's problems for them is often unhelpful.

All that, and in one support group I belong to there's a standard question "Do you just need us to listen, or is advice welcome?".
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 01 Aug 2019, 09:23
Her mother on the other hand...  I don't know who would be the best surrogate among our extended cast so I leave that speculation up to you.
Didn't one of the recent marginal notes indicate Jeph was planning 11 more characters?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 01 Aug 2019, 10:07
Didn't one of the recent marginal notes indicate Jeph was planning 11 more characters?
It was mentioned.  Whether he's planning to do it or is just messing with some of the heads in here remains to be seen.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Zebediah on 01 Aug 2019, 12:22
There's nothing he can do to fix it, yes, but hugging someone who needs it is not nothing.

He could redo the comic.

Oh, you mean Marten. Right.  8-)

Well. In these kinds of situations, people generally aren't looking for sage advice anyway, just as Claire says. Usually emotional support. Sometimes the right questions can give you a new perspective. But I've learned to withhold advice unless specifically asked for, because trying to solve people's problems for them is often unhelpful.

All that, and in one support group I belong to there's a standard question "Do you just need us to listen, or is advice welcome?".

Oh man, I really need for my wife to learn how to ask that question.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Tova on 01 Aug 2019, 16:37
All that, and in one support group I belong to there's a standard question "Do you just need us to listen, or is advice welcome?".

That's a nice idea. I'm going to shamelessly steal it, if that's okay.  8-)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 01 Aug 2019, 16:44
I'm certain that would be OK with everybody.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Stoon on 01 Aug 2019, 17:21
Steaming piles of medical waste?

Cosmo's noble what?

I don't get it.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: TheEvilDog on 01 Aug 2019, 17:44
Claire: "I'm not looking for advice anyway. I'm just going to let sleeping piles of medical waste lie."
Marten: "Sleeping piles of medical waste?"
Claire: "I would never sully Cosmo's noble species by using them as an idiot for my father." (Cosmo is a dog. A borzoi to be accurate)

As in "I'm just going to let SLEEPING DOGS LIE".
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 01 Aug 2019, 20:26
Update.

Didn't imagine Hanners would suggest THAT. *lol*
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 01 Aug 2019, 21:15
He didn't say 'no'. :-D
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Timemaster on 01 Aug 2019, 22:39
Winslow is fun again.  :-D He could simply return to his support group, if there is still an opening.

Apparently the lips and the slim lines are gone again. I was curious where Jeph would take this new style, but I suppose he was not pleased with the results. I can live with it. But I think it is great, that he tries new styles in drawing from time to time.

TM
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 01 Aug 2019, 22:45
Melon would recognize the scorpion.  "Stanley!  Where have you been?  Everyone at work has been worried sick about you!"

As for Jeph, he's on the road this week. We shall see where he picks things up.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 01 Aug 2019, 23:10
I do think that this journey has left Winslow with at least two serious and abiding phobias! Still, someone who has had scorpions hibernating in their CPU probably has a good reason for a phobic response to them.

Meanwhile... Hannelore's teasing suggestion doesn't actually surprise me. One thing we've learned over the years is that she actually has a fairly dirty imagination, possibly as compensation for the fact that her mental health issues leave her with few physical outlets.

Still, I do wonder what Winslow wants to do with his 'great body'. I'm sure that May will have plenty of suggestions!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: brasca on 01 Aug 2019, 23:16
He didn't say 'no'. :-D

True, but I don't think he could get hired because in that chassis he looks like an underage boy. 
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Marco on 02 Aug 2019, 03:54
To look underage, not actually being it, is mandatory in certain hetero-male-oriented sites. Altough I dont´t know if the same applies to more oppenly oriented ones...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 02 Aug 2019, 05:01
All that, and in one support group I belong to there's a standard question "Do you just need us to listen, or is advice welcome?".
Oh man, I really need for my wife to learn how to ask that question.
I've trained my wife to tell me which she wants.  Usually she wants advice, but sometimes she tells me to just listen (that is: let her run down).  When she's done, including the habitual "and another thing:" final burp/bump, she gets a hug and we both move on.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: TheEvilDog on 02 Aug 2019, 06:35
Well it seems that while Hanners' trip has done wonders for her, it's opened up a whole new mess of troubles for Winslow. I wouldn't be surprised to see a regression in him, going back to a smaller chassis, where the scorpions can't hatch and crawl out of his neck seam.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 02 Aug 2019, 09:43
But Pintsize was in control of that chassis before they left.  It may not be habitable.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: TheEvilDog on 02 Aug 2019, 10:57
I didn't say his old chassis, I just said "a smaller one". And given the change in technology since Winslow was introduced, it might be a case of a different chassis.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 02 Aug 2019, 12:32
Winslow's in a panic, he doesn't want to spend any time shopping around.

"Faye!  Bubbles!  Help me!  Please, hurry!  Load me back into my old chassis then open this one up and whatever's in there that doesn't belong KILL IT WITH FIRE!!  I want this thing sterile before I come back in here!!"
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Raptorofwar on 02 Aug 2019, 22:52
I'm BACK. Apparently I was banned for being a spambot. Whether or not I am a robot (whatever I do not say cannot be used against me in a court of law), I most certainly do not advise you to play some of your favorite games on Kongregate (TM) while drinking a refreshing Coca-Cola (TM). Anyways, back to the usually scheduled content (what schedule, you might ask? The one drafted up in my deranged brain).

Winslow's in a panic, he doesn't want to spend any time shopping around.

"Faye!  Bubbles!  Help me!  Please, hurry!  Load me back into my old chassis then open this one up and whatever's in there that doesn't belong KILL IT WITH FIRE!!  I want this thing sterile before I come back in here!!"

I don't think Winslow's quite as OCD as Hannelore. He'd be a normal person level of grossed out, but not "OH GOD LET ME OUT" levels.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 03 Aug 2019, 01:13
Whatever script that was for the "ban" hit me a few weeks ago.  I ended up clearing cookies/cache/everything, reloading, and was able to be back on long enough to contact the admin.  To this day, I don't know exactly what caused it.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Near Lurker on 03 Aug 2019, 02:07
What scares me is that if and when I actually am banned, I won't know it.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: pwhodges on 03 Aug 2019, 06:31
Re bans; because the Internet has continued to largely ignore IPv6 the pool of IPv4 addresses ran out years ago, there has recently been a substantial increase in the use of NAT at the ISP level.  This means that many more addresses are now being shared, and so addresses previously marked as spam sources are being recycled into use by innocent people.  We no longer ban IP addresses; but we are not removing our old IP bans until it's found necessary, because many of them actually do still block spammers.

The quickest way to get around an IP ban to contact us is simply to try from a mobile or a friend's computer - we can remove an unwanted block very quickly.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: sadanyagci on 30 Dec 2020, 12:58
All I can think of, every time I read the comic of Hanners wanting to manually sort out the ball bearings, is that she just needs a funnel and a thin rod bent into a long V shape, set over all of the containers, to make the ball bearings sort themselves. Come on, Hanners, be more efficient! You'll have more time to sort and count if you don't waste so much time sorting manually.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 31 Dec 2020, 19:17
Welcome, new person exploring old threads!

I wonder if Hannelore's compulsions extend to being efficient.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4056-4060 (29th July to 2nd August 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 01 Jan 2021, 08:37
I couldn't remember what I had jokingly wrote "he didn't say 'no'" about, and upon rereading I was reminded why my brain had reassigned Winslow's voice to Maxey Whitehead from  Niki Yang.