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Title: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 03 Nov 2019, 09:31
I think that Faye is pretty determined to improve the business (and its takings) somehow. How can she possibly do that? I've come up with some silly ideas, why don't you share your own?

If I had to ask where I think that Jeph is going, I think it is using Sam's sudden in-trend fame as a form of marketing promotion: Throw Sam's work in for free (the cost of actual engineering would would cover Sam's fees and then some anyway). In exchange, promise Sam that they're never going to tell Jim that she's started drinking coffee at a young age! :wink:
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 03 Nov 2019, 15:42
Word-of-mouth is one of the most powerful ways to get business, even to this day.

Probably explains the wording for slander and liable laws. It doesn't matter if it's true. Just that it hurts their public reputation.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 03 Nov 2019, 17:02
Word-of-mouth is one of the most powerful ways to get business, even to this day.

Probably explains the wording for slander and liable laws. It doesn't matter if it's true. Just that it hurts their public reputation.
But truth of the allegation is an absolute defense to slander/libel charges, criminal or civil.   

The problem UR is having has plagued small businesses since the invention of competition.  Technical skills don't always live in the same head as business or advertising skills.  Look at all the tech outfits with excellent products that have gone belly-up since the mid-'90s.  Right now the people hearing the word-of-mouth, friends of May and Melon, aren't the kind with disposable income for custom butts.  (I'm not sure Bartholomew Punchbot, PCA is publicizing that he's also "Basher Bart" Punchbot, Fighting Robot.  If he was squishy, he might want to keep a lid on it.)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 03 Nov 2019, 17:28
I remember reading somewhere that a small business starting out needs to budget for a YEAR of not making money.....

So, this could be interesting.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: DSL on 03 Nov 2019, 19:12
Probably more for a year, in the case of an overhead-heavy outfit like UR would have to be.
And, hey, Sam (and Faye) -- it doesn't have to be poaching. You can complement each other, be a business draw for each other.
I like it when festival organizers set my caricature tent up next to the face painters. We bring business to each other. I've  seen other operations where the same outfit offers caricatures and face painting (generally different artists, because of workflow logistics and because the skill sets and required equipment are different.)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 03 Nov 2019, 20:03
That might not work here. The impermanence of Sam's work is the draw, every piece unique and soon lost to time, like tears in the rain. Faye's welding work would be more like a permanent change, which might fly in the face of what those AI want.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 03 Nov 2019, 20:28
It does also raise the question if EXTREEEEEME body-mod is a thing for robots. *lol*
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: brasca on 03 Nov 2019, 22:38
I vote for other although itís similar to the livestream idea.  I think they could host a reality show about AI repairs and upgrades that would be fake as hell for the sake of ratings, but bring in potential customers.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: andrybak on 03 Nov 2019, 22:40
Did Faye and Bubbles ever complete the penis Pintsize has commissioned (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3502)?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 03 Nov 2019, 23:17
Yeah, this is going to get awkward between Faye and Sam to the point where it strains their relationship, isn't it? Faye obviously is feeling very jealous of Sam's success and Sam is still young enough not to get that and respond to Faye by basically sticking her tongue out at her! We'll see whether or not they can work this out with time but I do think that Sam is going to be very quickly coming up on a learning experience or two about how business matters can ruin friendships.

Did Faye and Bubbles ever complete the penis Pintsize has commissioned (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3502)?

Jeph sometimes forgets little moments like that. I strongly suspect that's so in this case so don't expect to see that answered.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: artag on 04 Nov 2019, 03:29
Think bigger, Faye. Custom chassis or bodyshell.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 04 Nov 2019, 07:37
Picturing a head that is an open framework with wind chimes suspended within it.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 04 Nov 2019, 07:57
As bizarre as that sounds, when it comes to QC synthetics, it is only a case of finding the right customer!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 04 Nov 2019, 09:30
Did Faye and Bubbles ever complete the penis Pintsize has commissioned (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3502)?
I remember even earlier he wanted her to make him a gauss-rifle dick, though he never got to the point of asking - his opening was poorly executed. (Can't be arsed to find and link the strip)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 04 Nov 2019, 10:06
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See if they can get a charity gig doing zero-profit repair work for low-income synthetics
...
Oh futz.  I shoulda thought of that for a Yay intervention point.  Maybe Jeph already did.  That would help keep them busy and would help generate a bundle of new customers as well as cash flow - often more important to new businesses than profit.

Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: azurite on 04 Nov 2019, 10:44
I generally only have the spoons to lurk on forums (in general  :roll:) these days, but I need to post this: has it yet been observed how ENTIRELY Sam is making herself over into Faye's image? She's now wearing the same kind of tank top and the hair, the hair!! Faye might not realize it (Sam either?), but she's becoming a mentor.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 04 Nov 2019, 15:11
It would only be poaching clients if they were offering the same services, but they are not.  The two lines are not competitive but are naturally complementary (think dog groomer next door to a veterinary clinic).  Methinks Faye will eventually figure this out, perhaps with a nudge from Dora who most certainly DOES have a noggin full of business sense.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 04 Nov 2019, 17:28
I vote for other although itís similar to the livestream idea.  I think they could host a reality show about AI repairs and upgrades that would be fake as hell for the sake of ratings, but bring in potential customers.
Just so long as they come up with something better than "Pimp My Chassis".
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: chris73 on 04 Nov 2019, 18:59
 No doubt some won't like Faye in this strip (and I'm the first to admit I generally don't like her generally) but here its never a bad idea to let a child (ok young teen) know their place. Kids need encouragement but also boundaries and Faye is, inadvertently, teaching Sam where her place is.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 04 Nov 2019, 19:19
Not just kids.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: chris73 on 04 Nov 2019, 19:24
Not just kids.

Hopefully Sam won't be one of them
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 04 Nov 2019, 19:49
Just so long as they come up with something better than "Pimp My Chassis".

I can only imagine the horror show that could happen from that.

Pimp My Chassis host Exhibit Z: "Hey Roko, we heard that you like baking bread, so we've replaced all your limbs with dough kneaders and mixers and we've made your torso into an oven!"
Roko: "Err...how am I supposed to get home?"
Exhibit Z: "Ain't my problem. Enjoy your fire hazard body that will cost a small fortune to insure!"
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Ravenswing on 04 Nov 2019, 20:19
Show of hands: does anyone NOT think that May's going to blurt out that her hip keeps popping out when boning Sven, and Faye's going to have a tizzy?

(Maybe someday Faye's going to grow up some and stop thinking that the guy who was nothing more to her than a periodic booty call is the Source of All Evil, but I ain't holding my breath on that one.)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 04 Nov 2019, 20:27
"What's this goop in the housing?"

"....."

"What?"

"You don't want to know."

(Also hope you wore gloves, Faye.)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 04 Nov 2019, 21:04
Artemisia or  Orazio Gentileschi?
[Yes, I had to look that up.]
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 04 Nov 2019, 21:07
No doubt some won't like Faye in this strip (and I'm the first to admit I generally don't like her generally) but here its never a bad idea to let a child (ok young teen) know their place. Kids need encouragement but also boundaries and Faye is, inadvertently, teaching Sam where her place is.
Looks like she may have overcorrected whilebeing vague in that department.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: TV4Fun on 04 Nov 2019, 22:40
Everyone expecting this comic to suddenly have a plot:

(https://media.giphy.com/media/AhFV18ojkGxwI/source.gif)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 04 Nov 2019, 23:13
Yeah, that's the first time that I've ever seen Faye genuinely angry at Sam. She's annoyed and jealous and her whole anger control thing is making her mean.  That said, doing it in front of May means that there is now a timer running down to when someone confronts her about it!

That said, I also think that Faye remains sceptical of Sam treating the customers with due respect, so, all other issues aside, she's got a reason for keeping her away from serious examinations.

FWIW, I think that May's chassis was once pretty good before years of wear and tear and likely only semi-warranty-approved activities made the parts start to give out.

Show of hands: does anyone NOT think that May's going to blurt out that her hip keeps popping out when boning Sven, and Faye's going to have a tizzy?

No, I don't expect May to address that unless Faye specifically asks. I've noticed that now May is actually having sexual contact with someone as a real, personal experience, she's lost her usual boundary-free attitude towards the subject. It's obvious that she's found the emotional baggage is a lot greater than she expected and that she prefers to not talk about it, even with someone she trusts like Momo.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 05 Nov 2019, 00:56
Yeah, that's the first time that I've ever seen Faye genuinely angry at Sam. She's annoyed and jealous and her whole anger control thing is making her mean.  That said, doing it in front of May means that there is now a timer running down to when someone confronts her about it!

It's the classic "hardly anyone has the full context" problem. Right now, May only sees Faye being pushy, but doesn't know what happened before. If there'll be shouting, Bubs will have to be the one sorting it out.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: DaiJB on 05 Nov 2019, 07:12
At first, I was going to put "Take May up on her 'dancing with a sandwich board whilst handing out fliers' idea" - but then I realized that having May's hip randomly popping out of joint would be somewhat counterproductive...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 05 Nov 2019, 08:17
At this stage, May seems to be Faye's only regular customer.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: rtmq0227 on 05 Nov 2019, 09:14
At this stage, May seems to be Faye's only regular customer.

I believe Punchbot is also a regular
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: brasca on 05 Nov 2019, 11:53
Just so long as they come up with something better than "Pimp My Chassis".

I can only imagine the horror show that could happen from that.

Pimp My Chassis host Exhibit Z: "Hey Roko, we heard that you like baking bread, so we've replaced all your limbs with dough kneaders and mixers and we've made your torso into an oven!"
Roko: "Err...how am I supposed to get home?"
Exhibit Z: "Ain't my problem. Enjoy your fire hazard body that will cost a small fortune to insure!"

The upside is Roko stops having dissociative episodes.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 05 Nov 2019, 12:15
The downside is that she burns her apartment down.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: brasca on 05 Nov 2019, 15:12
The downside is that she burns her apartment down.

Given enough time Melon probably will.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Tova on 05 Nov 2019, 15:53
I know that not everyone loves May, but there are moments when it's good to have someone around who is this brash.

It would only be poaching clients if they were offering the same services, but they are not.  The two lines are not competitive but are naturally complementary (think dog groomer next door to a veterinary clinic).  Methinks Faye will eventually figure this out, perhaps with a nudge from Dora who most certainly DOES have a noggin full of business sense.

She knows. Her emotions are just getting the better of her.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: cesium133 on 05 Nov 2019, 16:55
The downside is that she burns her apartment down.
Marten gains a new roommate. It is getting a little crowded by now, though.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 05 Nov 2019, 17:02
Roko hasn't experienced a bread episode since The Squishing, has she?  Maybe that's the problem, her bread lust is gone.

(If she's got a kink for bread, does that make her a pansexual?)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: St.Clair on 05 Nov 2019, 17:15
She was worried about that, but a visit to the bakery quickly proved that wasn't a concern....
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Pygar on 05 Nov 2019, 17:22
Uh, the head on Pintsize's body, or the end of his mysterious Appendage?

Depends on how much she wants him to suffer... I guess?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: dragonkittyrawr on 05 Nov 2019, 18:28
Hopefully Sam won't be one of them

Sorry but hopefully, Sam will be one of them, and soon. I've been losing patience with Sam for a while, but I've been over her since she climbed in the window instead of waiting. Someone should have reminded her what happened last time she was unsupervised in the workshop. That was completely inappropriate on her part. All she does is doodle on people with sharpies for ****'s sake and she acts like she owns the place.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Torlek on 05 Nov 2019, 18:59
(If she's got a kink for bread, does that make her a pansexual?)

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/9181d86cdd2e7610db0974ca92d099b2/tenor.gif?itemid=14066622)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 05 Nov 2019, 20:28
New strip up.

Not to be mean, Faye, but THIS IS WHY YOU'RE NOT MAKING MONEY.

You are a (self) trained mechanic. Your time is worth money. At least charge May $20.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Ravenswing on 05 Nov 2019, 20:32
Marten gains a new roommate. It is getting a little crowded by now, though.

Heck, between Bubbles and Pintsize charging up, Marten's electric bill's got to be sky high as it is!



Mod edit: fixed the quote tag.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: rtmq0227 on 05 Nov 2019, 20:48
Man, May's expression just broke my heart.  I've made that face May, more than once.  That's the face of someone who just found out that they don't have nearly enough money to fix something the rely on for day-to-day life.

I've also been Faye here, as an IT professional.  Plenty of friends have come to me for professional assistance, and I've ended up doing the work for part cost only because I knew they couldn't afford my rates.

That said, I feel like I've hit on the best "friend" rate.  Take me out to lunch/dinner.  Not as a date, just as friends, but if we're not close enough as friends for it not to be weird then we're not close enough friends for you to get my "friend" rate.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 05 Nov 2019, 20:50
I still charge friends $20 an hour, but I don't count time sitting as something installs or updates.  I also have the condition that I don't support anything Windows.  Mac or Linux please.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 05 Nov 2019, 20:53
New strip up.

Not to be mean, Faye, but THIS IS WHY YOU'RE NOT MAKING MONEY.

You are a (self) trained mechanic. Your time is worth money. At least charge May $20.
Faye also knows that May is broke AF.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 05 Nov 2019, 21:05
Hopefully Sam won't be one of them

Sorry but hopefully, Sam will be one of them, and soon. I've been losing patience with Sam for a while, but I've been over her since she climbed in the window instead of waiting. Someone should have reminded her what happened last time she was unsupervised in the workshop. That was completely inappropriate on her part. All she does is doodle on people with sharpies for ****'s sake and she acts like she owns the place.

Welcome, new person!

Sam has certainly irritated other people but she does have the handicap of being a character in a webcomic built around boundary violations.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 05 Nov 2019, 23:10
Yeah, May's been in this situation before and it must feel awful for her. That said, I think that Faye's sympathy comes from the fact that she's been in this situation before. Especially early in QC's history, Faye more than once mentioned just how badly her financial situation was and the 'food' upon which she was having to subsist before she moved in with Marten.

Meanwhile, I'm wondering when May's brain will catch up with the fact that Sven left stuff behind in her and that Faye knew what it was. Talk about an embarrassing medical consultation!

"Sven is not a mooch" is an interesting footer comment from Jeph. Is he suggesting that Sven would help out if asked but that May is reluctant to ask?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 06 Nov 2019, 00:51
At this point I'm waiting for the "Welcome to the club!" moment.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 06 Nov 2019, 01:15
Technical Note:
Do you remember when May's right arm fell off? That was an issue with the retaining ring too. I'm thinking that early decay of those particular components is a known issue with that class of chassis.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: b_jonas0 on 06 Nov 2019, 01:45
All she does is doodle on people with sharpies for ****'s sake and she acts like she owns the place. 
All she does is doodle people with sharpies and then those people spread the word about the place on social media (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3799).  Union Robotics has no advertisments or anything, Sam's drawings are how every paying customer finds the place. 
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Akima on 06 Nov 2019, 01:54
Technical Note:
Do you remember when May's right arm fell off? That was an issue with the retaining ring too. I'm thinking that early decay of those particular components is a known issue with that class of chassis.
Sounds feasible. Or scheduled maintenance on hard-worked components has been neglected.

Can anyone explain the "Sven is not a mooch" comment? My American English dictionary defines mooch (as a noun), as a beggar or scrounger. Sven is well-off so why would he be begging? Especially off May? I am confused.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: TV4Fun on 06 Nov 2019, 01:56
I'm not too worried about Faye's financials. More money will come from the same place as all of Union Robotics' high-end equipment.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 06 Nov 2019, 02:00
(If she's got a kink for bread, does that make her a sliced pansexual?)

FTFY.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: TV4Fun on 06 Nov 2019, 02:01
Can anyone explain the "Sven is not a mooch" comment? My American English dictionary defines mooch (as a noun), as a beggar or scrounger. Sven is well-off so why would he be begging? Especially off May? I am confused.
I don't think anyone understands that comment. You are correct on the definition of mooch, but Sven is nowhere to be seen here. I think perhaps it is meant to contrast Sven to May, who is acting like a little bit of a mooch here, or to say Sven probably should owe May a little bit for repairs, seeing as he did deposit at least some of the, ah, material in her leg socket, but those are just guesses.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 06 Nov 2019, 02:05
So if we apply Occam's Razor, Jeph made a mistake and meant May, not Sven.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 06 Nov 2019, 05:26
Technical Note:
Do you remember when May's right arm fell off? That was an issue with the retaining ring too. I'm thinking that early decay of those particular components is a known issue with that class of chassis.
Sounds feasible. Or scheduled maintenance on hard-worked components has been neglected.
Having fixed my share of retaining rings on various devices, I can see why they would be covered under a maintenance system (replace every 300,000,000 steps or annually, whichever comes first), which we know May's Chassis no longer has support from.  And having seen May in action before, she'll figure out a way to repay everyone eventually.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: alc40 on 06 Nov 2019, 06:09
Can anyone explain the "Sven is not a mooch" comment? My American English dictionary defines mooch (as a noun), as a beggar or scrounger. Sven is well-off so why would he be begging? Especially off May? I am confused.
I don't think anyone understands that comment. You are correct on the definition of mooch, but Sven is nowhere to be seen here. I think perhaps it is meant to contrast Sven to May, who is acting like a little bit of a mooch here, or to say Sven probably should owe May a little bit for repairs, seeing as he did deposit at least some of the, ah, material in her leg socket, but those are just guesses.
The Sven comment was used at the bottom of comic 4101 (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4101), so perhaps Jeph started from that comic and accidentally left the bottom phrase unchanged.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Stoutfellow on 06 Nov 2019, 06:38
Just a thought: perhaps the comment is meant contrastively: Sven is not a mooch (but May is).
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 06 Nov 2019, 06:45
Can anyone explain the "Sven is not a mooch" comment? My American English dictionary defines mooch (as a noun), as a beggar or scrounger. Sven is well-off so why would he be begging? Especially off May? I am confused.
I don't think anyone understands that comment. You are correct on the definition of mooch, but Sven is nowhere to be seen here. I think perhaps it is meant to contrast Sven to May, who is acting like a little bit of a mooch here, or to say Sven probably should owe May a little bit for repairs, seeing as he did deposit at least some of the, ah, material in her leg socket, but those are just guesses.
A mooch more specifically seems to carry the conotation of the beggar/scrounger being unwilling to make an effort to reciprocate others' generosity towards them. Often referred to as an 'unrepentant mooch'. A number of sitcoms have one of these characters.

EDIT: Found a good entry on Urban Dictionary:

Quote
Someone who takes and takes but never gives. They could take food, money or anything that you give them but never give you anything in return.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 06 Nov 2019, 09:48
Aye.  They're the one who is perpetually, magically absent when it gets to be their round, or conveniently "forgets" their wallet every time that they go out.  Their actual income or resources don't matter.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: David F on 06 Nov 2019, 11:16
The Sven comment was used at the bottom of comic 4101 (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4101), so perhaps Jeph started from that comic and accidentally left the bottom phrase unchanged.

Supporting your theory, the topline got reused as well.  Comic 4128 has "4101: IOU" at the top, not the correct number.

The reuse is kind of amusing given the situation, though...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: andrybak on 06 Nov 2019, 11:21
Roko hasn't experienced a bread episode since The Squishing, has she?  Maybe that's the problem, her bread lust is gone.

(If she's got a kink for bread, does that make her a pansexual?)

Roko was crushed in #3900 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3900), and checked out The Secret Bakery in #3959 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3959).

Find out more at the QC Wiki (https://questionablecontent.fandom.com/wiki/Roko_Basilisk#Body_crushing_incident)!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 06 Nov 2019, 12:24
Roko hasn't experienced a bread episode since The Squishing, has she?  Maybe that's the problem, her bread lust is gone.

(If she's got a kink for bread, does that make her a pansexual?)

Roko was crushed in #3900 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3900), and checked out The Secret Bakery in #3959 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3959).

Find out more at the QC Wiki (https://questionablecontent.fandom.com/wiki/Roko_Basilisk#Body_crushing_incident)!

I know.  I was just too eagar to do the pan (spanish for "bread") gag.  Since my life hasn't been threatened I must assume no one got the joke.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Tova on 06 Nov 2019, 12:47
More likely a lot of people decided not to encourage you.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Thrillho on 06 Nov 2019, 13:06
Slow your roll! As far as I am concerned, those people are the problem, and are a bunch of croutons to boot!

I thought that pun was pantastic. I'm bread to enjoy such things. I always want a pitta that. Anyone on this forum who doesn't agree with me is toast or secretly loves puns and is being an open-faced liar. It's unfortunate that OldGoat's joke got overlooked, sandwiched as it was between serious discourse about the comic.

 :claireface:

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Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 06 Nov 2019, 13:32
Slow your roll! As far as I am concerned, those people are the problem, and are a bunch of croutons to boot!

I thought that pun was pantastic. I'm bread to enjoy such things. I always want a pitta that. Anyone on this forum who doesn't agree with me is toast or secretly loves puns and is being an open-faced liar. It's unfortunate that OldGoat's joke got overlooked, sandwiched as it was between serious discourse about the comic.

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:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

No worries.  I'll just go back to loafing around.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: chris73 on 06 Nov 2019, 17:03
Yeah capitalism sucks but its still better than anything else currently available
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Tova on 06 Nov 2019, 17:45
Sorry, everyone.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: jwhouk on 06 Nov 2019, 18:41
About what? There's no knead to apologise for anything!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Tova on 06 Nov 2019, 19:14
It's just that once this thread gets a starter, it's toast.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 06 Nov 2019, 19:26
New strip up. :D

Faye is just too nice at times.

One wonders if the money Spooky donated will eventually pop up.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Killspree on 06 Nov 2019, 20:23
Ditching a paying customer to go ogle a sentient being's dismemberment as if they were a just a thing...yeah...

At least Beeps is getting a first hand look at May's issues.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Near Lurker on 06 Nov 2019, 23:06
Is this the first confirmation we've had that Beeps goes by "she"?  I remember that was a bit of confusion a while back...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 06 Nov 2019, 23:15
Oh, hello Beepatrice! You know, I'm thinking that maybe she's overdoing the "Roko is edgy and that is what makes her strong and assertive, therefore I must look more edgy" assumption! Still, if she is getting a kitty, it isn't going to at all be out-of-character for her!

It also might be useful for one of May's two case-workers to be here right now, given yesterday's conversation about funding. I wonder if Beepatrice will realise that or if none of this will reach Roko's ears until the 'what did you do yesterday?' conversation beside the coolant top-up machine?

There is such an edge of sweetness to this. Sam desperately wants to be involved in the engineering side of this and the wonderfully teenage way she tries to avoid Faye's glance made me grin. Of course, Faye has been there herself (probably many times) and she knows the symptoms, so Sam doesn't fool her! FWIW, I'm wondering just how undignified Sam's doubtless very rapid scramble from a kneeling position behind Beepatrice to a standing position in front of Faye was in retrospect?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 07 Nov 2019, 07:22
As has been noted above...

Sam really is a Faye Mini-Me now, huh!?  :)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 07 Nov 2019, 08:00
Sam has an ally in May.

and ... Don't poke the pube, Sam!

( cute kitty huh see the fangs the claws i mean just lookit the bones )
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 07 Nov 2019, 09:27
Sam is giving me focus whiplash. First she's overly excited and focused on sprays, but now that Faye has some of her actual work to do, Sam wants to drop everything and be all up in her business.

GET YER SPRAYS DONE FIRST, KID!


Don't get me wrong, it's good to be excitable about possible future career path options, but Sam seriously needs some chill. Maybe once puberty has settled.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: zisraelsen on 07 Nov 2019, 09:35
Yea, I'm feeling some second-hand awkwardness for Beeps here. Imagine getting a tattoo and your artist jumps up to help someone work on a car halfway through. Or, I guess... assist in surgery? AI/human metaphors are tricky sometimes.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 07 Nov 2019, 09:46
At least Beeps is getting a first hand look at May's issues.
It's not clear Beeps knows who May is (Roko hasn't named May to Beeps in-strip yet) and even if she does know, hasn't officially met May or even seen May.  I expect May is behind a curtain or in another room at the shop, so not within Beeps sight currently.  So to Beeps, Sam leaping up to help isn't all that sensical.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: brasca on 07 Nov 2019, 17:36
Sam is giving me focus whiplash. First she's overly excited and focused on sprays, but now that Faye has some of her actual work to do, Sam wants to drop everything and be all up in her business.

GET YER SPRAYS DONE FIRST, KID!


Don't get me wrong, it's good to be excitable about possible future career path options, but Sam seriously needs some chill. Maybe once puberty has settled.

Sam is there to learn about robot repair and while the sprays are something to do that she has a talent for an opportunity to observe emerges so she really should be there for it.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 07 Nov 2019, 19:15
New strip up.

Ah, May, never change.  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 07 Nov 2019, 19:59
Quote from: May
Some of still don't have a leg attached.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Tova on 07 Nov 2019, 21:38
At least sheís not legless.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 07 Nov 2019, 23:16
May, I don't know if you've been following but what Faye and Sam are doing is sort of a prerequisite to reattaching your leg. Faye probably never realised that she has it in her to be a teacher. Meanwhile, Bubbles never realised that she would end up being an elementary school teacher for a bunch of adults.

Bubbles' cat face made me think of an article I read about true sentience. A machine, no matter how 'smart' its software could only reproduce an image it has either captured or is in its memory to the best quality its hardware can provide. A true AI can actually 'draw something that looks like a cat face' that is an amalgam of memories and abstract ideas about what cats ought to look like. Bubbles probably never saw that cat before she started drawing; that's what marks her a real conscious being.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 08 Nov 2019, 01:58
At least Beeps is getting a first hand look at May's issues.
It's not clear Beeps knows who May is (Roko hasn't named May to Beeps in-strip yet) and even if she does know, hasn't officially met May or even seen May.  I expect May is behind a curtain or in another room at the shop, so not within Beeps sight currently.  So to Beeps, Sam leaping up to help isn't all that sensical.

They have met before (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4025)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: DSL on 08 Nov 2019, 03:36
Cross-training and broadening the institutional skill set. This will be good for the future of Union Robotics (and Body Art).
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Tai Fanboi on 08 Nov 2019, 04:27
I dunno why but Panel #3 gave me flashbacks to the pottery wheel scene in Ghost lol. 
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 08 Nov 2019, 05:04

It's not clear Beeps knows who May is (Roko hasn't named May to Beeps in-strip yet) and even if she does know, hasn't officially met May or even seen May.

They have met before (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4025)
Ooops.  Thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 08 Nov 2019, 06:47
There are two types of people: those who can extrapolate from an incomplete set of data.


Bubs, what you've done here - although probably highly skilled - might not exactly be what Beeps has signed up for...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 08 Nov 2019, 07:50
There are two types of people: those who can extrapolate from an incomplete set of data.


Bubs, what you've done here - although probably highly skilled - might not exactly be what Beeps has signed up for...

But which side is which artist's??
(Have you extrapolated from an incomplete set of data??  :)  )
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 08 Nov 2019, 08:20
If Beeps raises a point, they could always say that its a comment about the dichotomy of the originality of art and the mass production of "art". Or something to that effect.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 08 Nov 2019, 08:47
Such an explanation would, of course, raise the spray to the status of 'fine art' with the automatically-assumed increase of fee by about a solid order of magnitude.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: theMarc on 08 Nov 2019, 08:48
Quote from: May
Some of still don't have a leg attached.

 :laugh:
Because of how brains work, I didn't notice that typo at first; my mind just kept filling in the missing word.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 08 Nov 2019, 09:45
Quote from: May
Some of still don't have a leg attached.

 :laugh:
Because of how brains work, I didn't notice that typo at first; my mind just kept filling in the missing word.
Honestly, I passed over it on my first reading as well.

I just take some comfort in seeing an artist fuck up publicly. Like when I saw Fates Warning live and there was a slight goof in the second chorus of "Silent Cries" (I didn't actually notice it, but the band members laughing about it was hard to miss) - I had regarded them as somewhat godlike up until then. Or on my Kenso concert DVD where Dr. Shimizu fucked up the opening guitar lick on "Shining in the Sky", a mistake preserved for posterity. That bothered me at first, but now I'm like "okay, he's a human being too."
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 08 Nov 2019, 09:49
Quote from: May
Some of still don't have a leg attached.

 :laugh:
Because of how brains work, I didn't notice that typo at first; my mind just kept filling in the missing word.

Not only yours. I kept looking for a misspelling, not a missing word. Guess that's why it slipped JJ.



There are two types of people: those who can extrapolate from an incomplete set of data.


Bubs, what you've done here - although probably highly skilled - might not exactly be what Beeps has signed up for...

But which side is which artist's??
(Have you extrapolated from an incomplete set of data??  :)  )

I created a multi-part extrapolation. Which means it's probably wronger than I'll ever care to admit.

The way I see it, Bubs is o the left off Beeps, so the left side is hers. And judging by the designs other customers left with, none had the detail that one half Beeps has, and also Bubbles is waaaaay too proud to complete the spray with the right side if Sam's was the left half.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 08 Nov 2019, 10:50
And here I was thinking Bubs could just duplicate Sam's left half on the right to complete the spray.  Seems like it would be easy: impose a grid on the visual data stream and then (re)draw the mirror image.  But I suppose that wouldn't be "artistic"...

Actually, as far as characterizations go, I'm kinda disappointed in this strip.  While Sam may be in character, seems to me Bubs and Faye aren't - they would be forcing Sam to finish with her customer first.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Roborat on 08 Nov 2019, 11:05
And here I was thinking Bubs could just duplicate Sam's left half on the right to complete the spray.  Seems like it would be easy: impose a grid on the visual data stream and then (re)draw the mirror image.  But I suppose that wouldn't be "artistic"...

Actually, as far as characterizations go, I'm kinda disappointed in this strip.  While Sam may be in character, seems to me Bubs and Faye aren't - they would be forcing Sam to finish with her customer first.

Maybe Beeps said it was okay and she would wait? That would be in character for her.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: rtmq0227 on 08 Nov 2019, 11:12
Something I'm surprised I haven't seen mentioned here so far: Didn't Jim explicitly say "no more power tools?"

Is Sam going to keep this from him or will she spill the beans and get everyone in trouble?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: dutchrvl on 08 Nov 2019, 13:40
Something I'm surprised I haven't seen mentioned here so far: Didn't Jim explicitly say "no more power tools?"

Is Sam going to keep this from him or will she spill the beans and get everyone in trouble?

Deliberate play on words or delightful accident? :laugh:

But, you make an excellent point about Jim having forbidden the use of power tools by Sam.
Wonder if this is a deliberate decision by JJ or if he forgot about that?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: dutchrvl on 08 Nov 2019, 13:45
Quote from: May
Some of still don't have a leg attached.

 :laugh:
Because of how brains work, I didn't notice that typo at first; my mind just kept filling in the missing word.

Not only yours. I kept looking for a misspelling, not a missing word. Guess that's why it slipped JJ.



There are two types of people: those who can extrapolate from an incomplete set of data.


Bubs, what you've done here - although probably highly skilled - might not exactly be what Beeps has signed up for...

But which side is which artist's??
(Have you extrapolated from an incomplete set of data??  :)  )

I created a multi-part extrapolation. Which means it's probably wronger than I'll ever care to admit.

The way I see it, Bubs is o the left off Beeps, so the left side is hers. And judging by the designs other customers left with, none had the detail that one half Beeps has, and also Bubbles is waaaaay too proud to complete the spray with the right side if Sam's was the left half.

Also, Sam has been shown to draw righthanded in multiple comics, and in #4129 her positioning and where she's looking appears to indicate she is working on the right side of Beepatrice's back. Not 100% certain of course but I feel pretty confident about it :)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Tova on 08 Nov 2019, 14:01
Such an explanation would, of course, raise the spray to the status of 'fine art' with the automatically-assumed increase of fee by about a solid order of magnitude.

(http://www.absurdnotions.org/an20020731.gif)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 08 Nov 2019, 16:00
I am reminded of a pic in (Look?) Magazine eons ago showing two toddlers at an art museum peering intently at a ventilator grating.
"It's Grate, But is it Art?"
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Near Lurker on 08 Nov 2019, 19:27
But, you make an excellent point about Jim having forbidden the use of power tools by Sam.
Wonder if this is a deliberate decision by JJ or if he forgot about that?

He and Faye talked about it. (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4077)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 09 Nov 2019, 08:37
But, you make an excellent point about Jim having forbidden the use of power tools by Sam.
Wonder if this is a deliberate decision by JJ or if he forgot about that?

He and Faye talked about it. (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4077)
I'd forgotten about Chaos Loaf.  Damn, I AM getting old!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: DSL on 09 Nov 2019, 10:49
Such an explanation would, of course, raise the spray to the status of 'fine art' with the automatically-assumed increase of fee by about a solid order of magnitude.

(http://www.absurdnotions.org/an20020731.gif)
Ah yes, the least understood but most often encountered kind of artist. The one with what we shall delicately call the B.S. degree.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 09 Nov 2019, 19:38
I am reminded of a pic in (Look?) Magazine eons ago showing two toddlers at an art museum peering intently at a ventilator grating.
"It's Grate, But is it Art?"
Was it an art deco grating or some older?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 10 Nov 2019, 10:33
Poll Results Post
Save Union Robotics! What publicity stunts are needed?

1. Get Marigold's help to seriously upgrade the shop's on-line presence and SEO - 12 (34.3%)
=2. Free cosmetic upgrade consultation with Faye. "We'll make you unique!" - 5 (14.3%)
=2. See if they can get a charity gig doing zero-profit repair work for low-income synthetics & then persuade clients to purchase optional extras - 5 (14.3%)
=4. Get Roko, Punchbot, Chimevera and other satisfied customers to do on-line endorsements - 4 (11.4%)
=4. Live-stream major rebuilds (not only would there be an audience, I'm sure synthetics would volunteer to be the subject!) - 4 (11.4%)
6. Ask Crushbot or the Cloaked Emu to hang out outside the shop; the customers will soon be streaming in! - 2 (5.7%)
=7. Take May up on her 'dancing with a sandwich board whilst handing out fliers' idea - 1 (2.9%)
=7. "Say 'Bubbles Sent Me' and you get a FREE Sam Bean original spray!" - 1 (2.9%)
=7. Other (please specify in comments) - 1 (2.9%)

Well, a clear and interesting winner this week! Interesting because, whilst I agree it's the most sensible option (and in-universe pretty intuitive; good Google, Ask and other ranking equals greater interest when you're dealing with electronic customers), I would argue that it's the least sustainable as a plot arc. One or two strips talking to Marigold plus possibly one or two others for wisecracks about the whole thing and then that's it beyond the Wiki noting that Marigold is the webmaster of 'unionrobotics-repairs.biz'.

Contrast that with, say the option about May being a singing and dancing publicist. You could literally have a strip a week of the latest weirdo (or member of the cast) who approaches May with some 'witty' observation!

Ah well, no-one ever said these things were scientific!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 11 Nov 2019, 10:38
I am reminded of a pic in (Look?) Magazine eons ago showing two toddlers at an art museum peering intently at a ventilator grating.
"It's Grate, But is it Art?"
Was it an art deco grating or some older?

No. Plainly meant to keep stuff out of the ventilation system, period.
'Functionalism', if anything.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Tova on 11 Nov 2019, 16:36
(https://austinkleon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/books-500x664.jpeg)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 11 Nov 2019, 21:05
(https://austinkleon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/books-500x664.jpeg)
Wow... It's not even one of those fancy turn-of-thezcentury grates. Just a plain old (brutalist even) grate.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 12 Nov 2019, 06:55
(http://www.absurdnotions.org/an20020731.gif)
I'm reminded of the episode "The Chimes of Big Ben" from The Prisoner wherein The Prisoner builds a boat to escape the Village, and enters it as an abstract piece in an art competition as a cover, and during the event he spins a load of bullshit to the judges about the meaning of his piece, which is titled "Escape".

[EDIT] actually he entered the competition at the suggestion of Number Two, but still used it as a cover as he built his boat; the gist is the same.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 13 Nov 2019, 04:52
(https://austinkleon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/books-500x664.jpeg)
Wow... It's not even one of those fancy turn-of-thezcentury grates. Just a plain old (brutalist even) grate.
Well, yes, but can you imagine where their imagination has taken them?  Maybe Alice is in there, somewhere...

["You remember Alice?  This is a song about Alice."]
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 13 Nov 2019, 22:30
Well, yes, but can you imagine where their imagination has taken them?  Maybe Alice is in there, somewhere...

["You remember Alice?  This is a song about Alice."]

Alice? Who the f*** is Alice?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Zebediah on 14 Nov 2019, 02:58
Alice? Who the f*** is Alice?

Go ask her.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 14 Nov 2019, 03:05
Alice? Who the f*** is Alice?

Not just someone else who fell down the rabbit-hole but the very first! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Liddell)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 14 Nov 2019, 05:14
Alice? Who the f*** is Alice?
Go ask her.
"You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant."

I was never a fan of Alice in Wonderland, so depending on the context, my mind will jump to "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie (which contains the lines above) or "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane when a Wonderland reference is possible.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Nov 2019, 06:09
Well, yes, but can you imagine where their imagination has taken them?  Maybe Alice is in there, somewhere...

["You remember Alice?  This is a song about Alice."]

Alice? Who the f*** is Alice?
She's Bob's friend and Eve's enemy.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 14 Nov 2019, 07:48
Oh, THAT Alice. Was thinking a bit more neighbourly (https://youtu.be/zw08Py5nz1w).
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 15 Nov 2019, 05:30

I was never a fan of Alice in Wonderland...

 :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: