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Title: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 10 Nov 2019, 08:03
Well, Faye's forgiven Sam it seems. Here's hoping Beeps likes their kitty cat.
Title: Re: WC413 411-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 10 Nov 2019, 10:35
My only preference is for 'well-written'.
Title: Re: WC413 411-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: hakko504 on 10 Nov 2019, 12:06
My only preference is for 'well-written'.
Unlike the title of this thread you mean. ;)
Title: Re: WC413 411-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 10 Nov 2019, 16:24
My only preference is for 'well-written'.
Unlike the title of this thread you mean. ;)
In my defense, I'd only slept for two hours and couldn't get back to sleep.
Title: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 10 Nov 2019, 16:37
I've repaired the subject line.
Title: Re: WC413 411-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 10 Nov 2019, 18:05
In my defense, I'd only slept for two hours and couldn't get back to sleep.

Let this be a lesson to everyone, don't get behind a keyboard when you've had no sleep. You're going to have a typo accident.
Title: Re: WC413 411-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 10 Nov 2019, 18:31
In my defense, I'd only slept for two hours and couldn't get back to sleep.

Let this be a lesson to everyone, don't get behind a keyboard when you've had no sleep. You're going to have a typo accident.
You should see what happens to that poor letter 'j'. Not my fault it can be used as a 'y', an 'h', and 'zh'.

I've repaired the subject line.
Thank you (^-^)
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 10 Nov 2019, 21:50
You're entirely welcome.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 10 Nov 2019, 23:26
One again we're reminded of just how sweet Sam can be when she's given time to actually think about things. I also think that it does a good job of the degree to which she's become Faye's surrogate baby sister (and I've got a feeling that Amanda wouldn't mind being the middle sister in the slightest). We're also reminded that, under her spiky armour, Faye is a very good-hearted woman who, if given the chance wants to help.

The alarming thing is this: May is right. It probably will be better. However, for legal and tax reasons, it would be better if she ends up a part-time employee of Union Robotics.

"Job title?"

"Gofer fer a Precocious 14-Year-Old!"

"Beats mine!"
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Case on 11 Nov 2019, 03:58
Sam Solves Problems!TM 

:parrot:
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Tai Fanboi on 11 Nov 2019, 04:23
Poor May will finally be getting fixed up, hopefully it doesn't throw a wrench in any of Roko's plans on getting her a new chassis...   Wait...  May being around an impressionable 14 year old???  I need an adult!
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 11 Nov 2019, 04:39
I like how Samís idea bulb is an energy-efficient LED one.

Also, May is entirely correct. Though Iím not sure about the legal position of a 14-yr-old trying to hire someone. Might have to technically hire herself out to the shop or maybe JimÖ
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 11 Nov 2019, 04:53
I like how Samís idea bulb is an energy-efficient LED one.

At Sam's age, would she have even seen an incandescent fillament lightbulb outside of a museum?

Wait...  May being around an impressionable 14 year old???  I need an adult!

I think that May probably has enough common sense not to talk sex with her new supervisor on her own initiative. On the other hand, if Sam initiates (maybe about that boy at school she was dared to kiss)? Well, then all bets are off and May trying to be the Lurve Doctor might actually be funny!

As for May's potty mouth? Sam spends time around Faye Whittaker; she's heard it all and, or so I suspect, has the tanned backside from her father to remind her not to repeat Faye's turn of phrase!
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 11 Nov 2019, 05:10
I like how Samís idea bulb is an energy-efficient LED one.

At Sam's age, would she have even seen an incandescent fillament lightbulb outside of a museum?
Still plenty of them, especially in smaller decorative-light sizes, in stores where I am (Ohio, USA), right alongside some LED and even flourescent standard-socket bulbs. Flashlights and other portable lights are nearly all LED.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 11 Nov 2019, 06:48
Heh. Cool.

A question: do they have Memorial Day in the QC universe, and would Bubbles attend ceremonies?
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 11 Nov 2019, 07:00
Memorial Day is in May, I think.
The 11th of November is Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day in other parts of the world.
So I imagine that Bubbles, if not attend a ceremony, would probably mark it in her own way.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 11 Nov 2019, 07:03
I don't now if she would wear it but, at the very least, Bubbles is likely to hold the Army Service Ribbon and the Purple Heart.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Nov 2019, 09:40
My partners are the two most forgiving people I have ever met, and I feel like even they might find this to be very generous of Faye.

Like, I am still mad at Sam. And she isn't real. Faye lives in their universe! That is a superhuman level of tolerance and forgiveness.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 11 Nov 2019, 09:49
I don't now if she would wear it but, at the very least, Bubbles is likely to hold the Army Service Ribbon and the Purple Heart.

I suspect she would reflect on the memories of her fellow soldiers who died in the attack.  And mourn the fact that she memories are gone.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Zebediah on 11 Nov 2019, 10:15
Heh. Cool.

A question: do they have Memorial Day in the QC universe, and would Bubbles attend ceremonies?

I was just at the Northampton Veterans Day ceremony in Pulaski Park and I did not see Bubbles there.



 :wink:
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 11 Nov 2019, 10:47
I think if the QC-verse did not have WWI it would have diverged too far from ours to be recognizable. ( WWI Armistice Day >> Veteran's Day )
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 11 Nov 2019, 11:00
Like, I am still mad at Sam. And she isn't real. Faye lives in their universe! That is a superhuman level of tolerance and forgiveness.

There's something about Sam that I just don't like, she just grates on my nerves and I can't pinpoint exactly why.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 11 Nov 2019, 11:11
Teenagers can be trying.

Bubbles might be like my relative for whom Veteran's Day has so much emotion attached that she observes it privately.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 11 Nov 2019, 14:45
Given the rate at which comic time progresses in the QCVerse (last time I checked, it seemed to run about 30 strips per day of in-universe time), I'm not sure Jeph even bothers to sync strips with the real world. Given that and the fact that the human characters in today's strip are dressed for warm-to-moderate weather, it's likely nowhere near Nov. 11 in QChampton.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: MrNumbers on 11 Nov 2019, 19:58

We stan split EPs
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: St.Clair on 11 Nov 2019, 20:24
"How am I the only not doing art here?"

Because you paid thousands of dollars to learn how, so obviously the universe can't allow you to make use of that skill and investment by actually working on your field.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 11 Nov 2019, 20:29
Well, with the bout of alcoholism, job loss etc etc, it's entirely possible she's not been in the mood, too.

It would be interesting if falling for Bubbles inspires a erotic statue project.  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 11 Nov 2019, 21:15
Like, I am still mad at Sam. And she isn't real. Faye lives in their universe! That is a superhuman level of tolerance and forgiveness.

There's something about Sam that I just don't like, she just grates on my nerves and I can't pinpoint exactly why.
Perhaps something of your teenage self in her? Or maybe she reminds you of someone you had a falling out with?

EDIT: removed extraneous 'you'.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 11 Nov 2019, 21:54
I started to say Faye does abstract work and that an abstract erotic sculpture would be fascinating.

Then I remembered the espresso maker.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: OldGoat on 11 Nov 2019, 22:02
Heh. Cool.

A question: do they have Memorial Day in the QC universe, and would Bubbles attend ceremonies?

I was just at the Northampton Veterans Day ceremony in Pulaski Park and I did not see Bubbles there.

 :wink:

She was there in disguise.  Damn, them Army camo classes are good!
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 11 Nov 2019, 22:13
Or perhaps, she borrowed a cloaking device from an emu.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Tyr on 12 Nov 2019, 00:20
"How am I the only not doing art here?"

Because you paid thousands of dollars to learn how, so obviously the universe can't allow you to make use of that skill and investment by actually working on your field.

Less pessimistic: it says good things that
1: Faye stepped the fuck up and supervised Sam this time.
2: Bubbles trusts Faye enough that Bubbles could goof off while Sam is using power tools.
3: As an abstract sculpture, Faye sort of has a degree in fabrication, which is exactly what she supervised Sam in doing.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 12 Nov 2019, 01:34
"How am I the only one not doing art here?" Faye asks. Well, frankly, Faye, it's your own 'fault' (if you want to call it that) for specialising in an oeuvre that is so niche that it has few applications outside of dedicated sculpture. Photography and ink art both have a wide range of applications. Making metal shapes that are interesting? Nothing, beyond what you're doing here and even then only tangentially.

At least Faye knows enough to tell Sam to not leave May's lubricant on her body. Not even May knew that, much to Sven's discomfort!

Now... Am I the only ones who think that 'BeepsSexySpraysShots' is going to go viral fairly quickly? I wonder how Beepatrice will react to suddenly being a pin-up on a lot of young beings' bedroom walls?
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 12 Nov 2019, 04:42
"How am I the only not doing art here?"

Because you paid thousands of dollars to learn how, so obviously the universe can't allow you to make use of that skill and investment by actually working on your field.



Less pessimistic: it says good things that
1: Faye stepped the fuck up and supervised Sam this time.
2: Bubbles trusts Faye enough that Bubbles could goof off while Sam is using power tools.
3: As an abstract sculpture, Faye sort of has a degree in fabrication, which is exactly what she supervised Sam in doing.

No. 3 in the good things list -- That's it, exactly. Art is where you find it (or put it), even if you don't see it right away. But, yes, Faye, I feel like that sometimes, especially when a friend whom I've caricatured uses some Bitmoji or whatever it is nowadays for their social media profile pic. But then I get a commission and things are OK with the world for a while.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: rtmq0227 on 12 Nov 2019, 06:32
"How am I the only not doing art here?"

Because you paid thousands of dollars to learn how, so obviously the universe can't allow you to make use of that skill and investment by actually working on your field.



Less pessimistic: it says good things that
1: Faye stepped the fuck up and supervised Sam this time.
2: Bubbles trusts Faye enough that Bubbles could goof off while Sam is using power tools.
3: As an abstract sculpture, Faye sort of has a degree in fabrication, which is exactly what she supervised Sam in doing.

No. 3 in the good things list -- That's it, exactly. Art is where you find it (or put it), even if you don't see it right away. But, yes, Faye, I feel like that sometimes, especially when a friend whom I've caricatured uses some Bitmoji or whatever it is nowadays for their social media profile pic. But then I get a commission and things are OK with the world for a while.

As with many creative endeavors with substantial material and time costs, you only get to keep doing it so long as you have a client to bankroll the project or enough alternate income to pay for it yourself.

(I do custom computer mods/rigs and only get to do the REALLY fun stuff when I have the money to pay for it myself)

That said, Faye does have access to a full fabrication shop now, and probably a pile of scrap material, plus a lot of time on her hands (if her griping is to be believed).  She could take the time to make something that showcases the shop's skill and capability to put out front as a conversation starter.

That, or we could yet see a Mayspresso machine...
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 12 Nov 2019, 07:26
That, or we could yet see a Mayspresso machine...

Spoiler alert concerning Espresso machines.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: rtmq0227 on 12 Nov 2019, 10:00
That, or we could yet see a Mayspresso machine...

Spoiler alert concerning Espresso machines.

HA
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 12 Nov 2019, 10:25
Spoiler alert concerning Espresso machines.

I'm having disturbing thoughts akin to the milk bar in "A Clockwork Orange".
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 12 Nov 2019, 10:57
That said, Faye does have access to a full fabrication shop now, and probably a pile of scrap material, plus a lot of time on her hands (if her griping is to be believed).  She could take the time to make something that showcases the shop's skill and capability to put out front as a conversation starter.

That's all well and good, but then Faye is using workshop material for something that isn't work. Okay, fair enough, Faye might keep to using scrap material, but making something into art is going to use fuel for the welding, electricity for any arc devices and cause wear on tools that might be used elsewhere.

If the workshop was doing better where they could offset the costs of Faye's sculpting, by all means yeah, but Union Robotics looks like its stuck in the red and sadly I don't think they can afford to use material like that.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Pygar on 12 Nov 2019, 11:33
Perhaps she could do engravings on Pintsize's long-awaited New Appendage?
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 12 Nov 2019, 17:00
A unique art piece! It will point the way to a future groove!
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 12 Nov 2019, 18:51
Faye's sculpture is salable. The dinosaur got snapped up by a gallery. It could be revenue.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: rtmq0227 on 12 Nov 2019, 20:12
New comic is up, and this is definitely not the direction I thought it was going, but this would be really great for May.  I totally forgot what Beeps' regular job was!
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 12 Nov 2019, 20:17
Destruction testing sex toys.

Huh.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: brasca on 12 Nov 2019, 21:24
I don't see why May would be barred.  She was convicted of embezzlement not sexual offenses. 
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: RedWolf4 on 12 Nov 2019, 21:31
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Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 12 Nov 2019, 21:33
I'd be afraid to find out whose orifices would need such destructive testing.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 12 Nov 2019, 23:22
Yeah, come to think of it, that would be May's dream job, wouldn't it? I seem to remember that the only time we've seen Beepatrice at her 'day job' she was standing next to a dildo that had a little brick of plastique taped to it. She was supposed to closely observe what happens when the explosives were detonated. I'm not sure what product safety legislation the tests are meant to satisfy but they must have been misapplied somehow!

Meanwhile Beepatrice is wonderful with her bashful nature, isn't she? I think hanging around with May for any length of time will be destruction-testing her blush-emulators though!

I'd be afraid to find out whose orifices would need such destructive testing.

The manufacturers probably have May's attitude towards human sexuality: "Is there nothing that these creatures won't do to get off?" They probably basically decided that they need to be ready for the most extreme fetishes imaginable rather than an embarrassing and otherworldly lawsuit!
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 13 Nov 2019, 01:41
A unique art piece! It will point the way to a future groove!
Not sure if this meant to be a pun. But pretty sure he'd be kicked out of that museum.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Netherdan on 13 Nov 2019, 03:02
Yeah, come to think of it, that would be May's dream job, wouldn't it? I seem to remember that the only time we've seen Beepatrice at her 'day job' she was standing next to a dildo that had a little brick of plastique taped to it. She was supposed to closely observe what happens when the explosives were detonated. I'm not sure what product safety legislation the tests are meant to satisfy but they must have been misapplied somehow!

The test specification just said "Firewall tests" so they're testing various scenarios involving the words "fire" and "wall" in some way
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Tai Fanboi on 13 Nov 2019, 04:13
I could picture May being some kind of savant at a job like that. 

"Ok, OK...  Now..  Bear with me here.  I know the test says we need to run the toy through an industrial grinder and see if it springs back to shape afterward...  But...  Now this is just an idea, what if the Grinder was on fire and the catch tray at the bottom was filled with watermelons filled with liquid nitrogen."

(https://i.imgur.com/mcGQFLw.gif)
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: RedWolf4 on 13 Nov 2019, 05:11
Gives a whole new meaning to 'Fire in the hole'.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 13 Nov 2019, 05:41
Faye's sculpture is salable. The dinosaur got snapped up by a gallery. It could be revenue.

But then is Union Robotics going to be an art studio or a repair workshop? Because that's two different businesses and neither are likely to draw in money immediately.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Thrudd on 13 Nov 2019, 06:47
You would be surprised at what a business can do to stay in business and keep their employees employed.

I just heard a radio interview the other day on one Oshawa company that did QA/QC as well as parts rework for GM.
They did not pull up stakes and move to china with GM, who at the time supplied 80% of their revenue.
Instead they repurposed their staff into new areas. Junk removal and transport by their shipping division. Building inspections by their QA/QC people. Renovations and "junk" remediation, for both residential and commercial clients by their rework staff.
Now they are looking to hire more people.

So a possible solution is not just "ART" but maybe "artistic" metalwork.
There is no shame in metalwork of a practical yet artistic nature like fencing or gates or bed frames.

Didn't Orange County Choppers start out doing ironwork?
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 13 Nov 2019, 07:07
But from what we're seeing in the comic at the moment, pretty much the only revenue UR seems to be getting at the moment is a cut of Sam's spray, which might be barely enough to pay some of the utilities. Without that, well, I imagine that Faye and Bubbles are probably in the red.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 13 Nov 2019, 09:44
Meanwhile Beepatrice is wonderful with her bashful nature, isn't she? I think hanging around with May for any length of time will be destruction-testing her blush-emulators though!
I thought Beeps model chassis had the whole face as a screen, so the chassis redraws the entire face every so often.  If so then her "blush emulators" are just a color layer in her whole face-screen drawn in wherever needed...  Breaking that would take more doing than Beeps is likely to comprehend (she strikes me as rather sheltered, regardless of her money-earning job).
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Torlek on 13 Nov 2019, 09:49
Yeah, come to think of it, that would be May's dream job, wouldn't it? I seem to remember that the only time we've seen Beepatrice at her 'day job' she was standing next to a dildo that had a little brick of plastique taped to it. She was supposed to closely observe what happens when the explosives were detonated. I'm not sure what product safety legislation the tests are meant to satisfy but they must have been misapplied somehow!

The test specification just said "Firewall tests" so they're testing various scenarios involving the words "fire" and "wall" in some way

This is why you are very careful when writing your test specification, especially when your testers are literal computers.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 13 Nov 2019, 10:24
From a steel products(?) ad in the 60's(?) showing an egg being dropped onto an anvil:

Time after time. Egg after egg. The anvil held up and the egg broke.

(The wall is being tested too, remember.)
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 13 Nov 2019, 11:14
Perhaps Union Robotics can get a contract to maintain the testing equipment at the lab.  Allow them to diversify from just AI repair and modification.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 13 Nov 2019, 13:07
The test specification just said "Firewall tests" so they're testing various scenarios involving the words "fire" and "wall" in some way
I am unable to imagine the need for any combination of dildo and "fire + wall" testing that makes any sense.  The only thing I can come close to would be an internet enabled dildo that would keep track of running time and export it to a web site for your later annotation and review.  But the very thought of that kind of privacy breach is about to give me hives...
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 13 Nov 2019, 18:11
New strip up!

Awww, sweet Faye/Bubbles moment.

"The butt implants are here!"

And back to the usual...
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: hakko504 on 13 Nov 2019, 21:44
The test specification just said "Firewall tests" so they're testing various scenarios involving the words "fire" and "wall" in some way
I am unable to imagine the need for any combination of dildo and "fire + wall" testing that makes any sense.  The only thing I can come close to would be an internet enabled dildo that would keep track of running time and export it to a web site for your later annotation and review.  But the very thought of that kind of privacy breach is about to give me hives...
Don't forget that someone else can control it remotely if it's on the internet. not necessarily the one you want, but anyway.

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Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: neurocase on 13 Nov 2019, 21:58
New strip up!

Awww, sweet Faye/Bubbles moment.

"The butt implants are here!"

And back to the usual...

Jeph's Butts Disease seems to be resisting treatment.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 13 Nov 2019, 22:34
Yeah, come to think of it, that would be May's dream job, wouldn't it? I seem to remember that the only time we've seen Beepatrice at her 'day job' she was standing next to a dildo that had a little brick of plastique taped to it. She was supposed to closely observe what happens when the explosives were detonated. I'm not sure what product safety legislation the tests are meant to satisfy but they must have been misapplied somehow!

The test specification just said "Firewall tests" so they're testing various scenarios involving the words "fire" and "wall" in some way

Firing them at a wall. Throwing them at a wall of flames. Setting them on fire, and throwing them at a wall (probably testing how easy it would be to set fire to your house that way).
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Skewbrow on 13 Nov 2019, 22:36
Jeph's Butts Disease seems to be resisting treatment.

There is no cure. Medical science has not advanced enough. Compare with what I wrote 8 years ago.

Technically, you're correct. But this is the butts DISEASE. Because the disease spreads upon contact with a carrier, the avian form is a risk to the psychological well-being of the public. No reports of avian-to-human infection have been confirmed as of today, but an advisory has been issued, and parental guidance is recommended. After all, no cure for the butts disease is known.  Early symptoms include an unexplainable fascination with callipygian art. If you suspect that you have been exposed to the butt disease, you are advised to eat nothing butt rump roast and to turn the other cheek.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 13 Nov 2019, 23:13
It's moments like this that remind us of just how much Bubbles and Faye are in love. It also reminds us of how much they both need the other to sustain them through the often-extreme manifestations of their personal insecurities. That said, I do wonder if Faye is underestimating just how much Sam would 'get' if she actually talked to her about her problems.

I have to agree with Bubbles that the potential ways to misuse gluteal and mammary implants for cheap laughs is a huge field of options. Like her, I prefer not to find out which one Sam settles on.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Tyr on 14 Nov 2019, 02:41
The test specification just said "Firewall tests" so they're testing various scenarios involving the words "fire" and "wall" in some way
I am unable to imagine the need for any combination of dildo and "fire + wall" testing that makes any sense.  The only thing I can come close to would be an internet enabled dildo that would keep track of running time and export it to a web site for your later annotation and review.  But the very thought of that kind of privacy breach is about to give me hives...
Don't forget that someone else can control it remotely if it's on the internet. not necessarily the one you want, but anyway.

Skickat frŚn min J9110 via Tapatalk

Good ol' Teledildonics.  Which Google Spell Check recognizes.

Basically, you use a toy on your end, and your motion is conveyed via the internet to your partner, who is using a compatible toy (both with your toy and their anatomy) on their end.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 14 Nov 2019, 04:30
"The butt implants are here!"
Woob.  Woob.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 14 Nov 2019, 04:33
Good ol' Teledildonics. 
I thought that whole field had died.  Oh well, woob!
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Meander on 14 Nov 2019, 04:39
I want a full-body Bubbles cuddle too! (jealous)
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 14 Nov 2019, 07:50
As much as I hate to admit it, I probably hardly ever tire of Bubs amd Faye, no matter how cheesy JJ gets with them.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Roborat on 14 Nov 2019, 12:37
I wonder how close Beeps came to overloading her blush circuits there?  And May really should get a job there, just for the hijinks potential alone.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Inconsequential on 14 Nov 2019, 15:34
Is it time to rename this subforum the "Faye and Bubbles Squee Factory"?

Because they're (deservedly) getting all the squee these days.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Nov 2019, 18:17
New comic

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Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Tyr on 14 Nov 2019, 18:55
First thought: Crushbot is a cute name in that it is descriptive. He crushes. It's what he does!

Second thought: Miss Skullbleeper must be an excellent teacher to have been given a chance with that self-chosen name.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 14 Nov 2019, 19:34

Second thought: Miss Skullbleeper must be an excellent teacher to have been given a chance with that self-chosen name.

Maybe the AI Rights folks argued it'd be decrimination if she was NOT hired, name or not? ;)
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Wombt on 14 Nov 2019, 19:57
As an English teacher, I now desperately, desperately want to change my name.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: zisraelsen on 14 Nov 2019, 20:33
I choose to believe that the first day of her first year went something like this.
"Good morning class, I'm Miss Skullfucker"
[Absolute Adolescent Chaos]
And that's where the self-censoring originated.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: DaiJB on 14 Nov 2019, 20:48
Bubbles: "Indeed"

I am so imagining a conversation between Bubbles and Teal'c...   :-D
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 14 Nov 2019, 21:04
Bubbles: "Indeed"

I am so imagining a conversation between Bubbles and Teal'c...   :-D
Col. O'Neal: "Great. Now there's two of them."
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: brasca on 14 Nov 2019, 21:30

Second thought: Miss Skullbleeper must be an excellent teacher to have been given a chance with that self-chosen name.

Maybe the AI Rights folks argued it'd be decrimination if she was NOT hired, name or not? ;)

Sam might be enrolled in a non traditional school so itís not as big of an issue. 
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 14 Nov 2019, 23:27
I'd be afraid to find out whose orifices would need such destructive testing.

IDK, IDWTK. It seems excessively rich tend to be into really weird shit, though.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 14 Nov 2019, 23:30
When you consider the personalties and nature of the synthetics who have names that sound like start-up death metal bands, then you realise that, yes, every synthetic in this strip somehow has a cute (even if ironically cute) name. I mean, look at Swordsmary! She tries to be edgy and punk but she comes across as a nervous undergradute who really doesn't want to cause a scene!

Calling it here: Sam's English teacher is the most vanilla, conventional and unspectacular person you could possibly meet. She sees no reason why her name should be considered 'ironic' or 'inappropriate'.

Maybe someone can help me by directing me to something about 'Millfeeul'? I tried a Google search and all iI got was my local community theatre, the name of which it is a plausible misspelling!
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: awkwardness on 15 Nov 2019, 00:07
Is Skullfucker her maiden name or did she have what amounts to a "stage name" while teaching?

This also opens up a whole world of AI rights if she was forced to alter her name for her profession but I'll leave that up to Momo to figure out
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: awkwardness on 15 Nov 2019, 00:11
When you consider the personalties and nature of the synthetics who have names that sound like start-up death metal bands, then you realise that, yes, every synthetic in this strip somehow has a cute (even if ironically cute) name. I mean, look at Swordsmary! She tries to be edgy and punk but she comes across as a nervous undergradute who really doesn't want to cause a scene!

Calling it here: Sam's English teacher is the most vanilla, conventional and unspectacular person you could possibly meet. She sees no reason why her name should be considered 'ironic' or 'inappropriate'.

Maybe someone can help me by directing me to something about 'Millfeeul'? I tried a Google search and all iI got was my local community theatre, the name of which it is a plausible misspelling!

I'd like to counter that: in my mind since the duo already seem to know her...she's one of the former robot fighters and that was her actual name but she didn't choose it for some reason or other.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Castlerook on 15 Nov 2019, 00:42
Second thought: Miss Skullbleeper must be an excellent teacher to have been given a chance with that self-chosen name.

Not necessarily. There are two ways a teacher having a weird name can go.

1 - They command no respect and end up ruthlessly mocked by the kids, becoming ineffectual at their job.
2 - The instant they walk into class, they strike the fear of god into the kids.

In the case of 2, you don't even need to shout, just look them in the eye and make them blink first.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Stoutfellow on 15 Nov 2019, 02:29
Maybe someone can help me by directing me to something about 'Millfeeul'? I tried a Google search and all iI got was my local community theatre, the name of which it is a plausible misspelling!

The correct spelling is "millefeuille"; it's a French pastry. See https://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/article/millefeuille (https://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/article/millefeuille).
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Zebediah on 15 Nov 2019, 02:35
Sam might be enrolled in a non traditional school so it’s not as big of an issue.
It’s been previously established that Sam attends Pioneer Valley Performing Arts school (http://www.pvpa.org), which is very much a non-traditional school.

Second thought: Miss Skullbleeper must be an excellent teacher to have been given a chance with that self-chosen name.

Not necessarily. There are two ways a teacher having a weird name can go.

1 - They command no respect and end up ruthlessly mocked by the kids, becoming ineffectual at their job.
2 - The instant they walk into class, they strike the fear of god into the kids.

In the case of 2, you don't even need to shout, just look them in the eye and make them blink first.

Insert story here about a former high school teacher I know whose last name is Kickasola. He definitely took option 2.

Or a friend whose chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin was named Huc Yu. He took option 3, which was to make the joke himself the first day of class to get it out of the way. “Good morning. My name is... HUC YU!!!”

Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Near Lurker on 15 Nov 2019, 03:41
As the medieval lord told his second son, "mille-feuille."
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Meander on 15 Nov 2019, 04:21
Bubbles: *CRUSH*.

Me: Swoon.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Inconsequential on 15 Nov 2019, 05:09
Welp, now we know her name.

I love how AIs in the QC-verse are just inexplicably weird sometimes in ways that aren't going to make any sense to organics. The goofy names are a nice little homage to Iain Banks' "Culture" series.

Semi-related, I'm wondering if Punchbot will ever get that legal robot fighting ring off the ground. If he does, they'll have no shortage of customers.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 15 Nov 2019, 05:37
Maybe someone can help me by directing me to something about 'Millfeeul'? I tried a Google search and all iI got was my local community theatre, the name of which it is a plausible misspelling!

My favourite cake of all cakes...
(Known here as a "Devon Slice")

(The vanilla version obviously.. custard in this is just WRONG!!!)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mille-feuille
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 15 Nov 2019, 05:39
Semi-related, I'm wondering if Punchbot will ever get that legal robot fighting ring off the ground. If he does, they'll have no shortage of customers.


They could sell the whole deal - either get repaired, or get an upgrade, all for the low price of $499.99!
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 15 Nov 2019, 06:31
Was that Arthur or Punchbot that Yay (spookybot) talked to in their wrap up to the Corpsewitch adventure?
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: rtmq0227 on 15 Nov 2019, 06:44
So if Miss Skullbleeper is a self-censor, I have to wonder...

What is Beepatrice censoring about her name?

We have to accept the possibility that her real name is Fuckatrice.

(It might explain her resulting career path a bit more...)
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: dutchrvl on 15 Nov 2019, 08:52
Bubbles: "Indeed"

I am so imagining a conversation between Bubbles and Teal'c...   :-D

Wow, I hadn't thought about SG1 for years, and now I want to rewatch the whole thing again, well done!

ANd yes, Teal'c and Bubbles really share some similarities in personalities it appears...
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: dutchrvl on 15 Nov 2019, 08:58
So if Miss Skullbleeper is a self-censor, I have to wonder...

What is Beepatrice censoring about her name?

We have to accept the possibility that her real name is Fuckatrice.

(It might explain her resulting career path a bit more...)

Why would product testing for sex toys be more or less likely with such a name?

Fun fact: the tiny town I was born in in the Netherlands used to have a Durex factory, so there were quite a few people in town who worked there, including product testers/QA. And yes, the same lame jokes were plentiful, obviously.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Thrudd on 15 Nov 2019, 09:17
Semi-related, I'm wondering if Punchbot will ever get that legal robot fighting ring off the ground. If he does, they'll have no shortage of customers.
They could sell the whole deal - either get repaired, or get an upgrade, all for the low price of $499.99!
For media presence why not ask for the assistance of MIKE?
Note how many times the MC has been bothered by MIKE and then convert that number to HEX - you are welcome.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Inconsequential on 15 Nov 2019, 10:34
Was that Arthur or Punchbot that Yay (spookybot) talked to in their wrap up to the Corpsewitch adventure?

Punchbot. He's a CPA, and Yay waltzed in and dropped a complete business plan on his desk a while back.

https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3414

The door appears to say Punchbot & Punchbot, so maybe there's another punchbot named Punchbot.

Or maybe it's Punchboy or something.

Punching is his passion, he has money skills, and I'd have to believe that any business plan Yay puts together would be pretty damn airtight, so I'd say the odds are good.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: SordidEuphemism on 15 Nov 2019, 10:50
So if Miss Skullbleeper is a self-censor, I have to wonder...

What is Beepatrice censoring about her name?

We have to accept the possibility that her real name is Fuckatrice.

(It might explain her resulting career path a bit more...)

My search-fu is weak today, but there was a discussion months back about how it might have been 'Cockatrice' - alongside 'Basilisk' - and she 'Beep'ed it.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Tova on 15 Nov 2019, 14:39
Comic's up!
Beepatrice seems nice, if a little easily flustered.
I wonder if it's pronounced Bee-patrice or Beep-atrice?
(O.K., I've been up waaaaayyyy too long...)
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice). Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke).

[edit] No shipping of AIs intended, just the names have a nice theme together [/edit]

Holy cow. It's almost a year ago.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 16 Nov 2019, 06:58
But is a beep a bleep?

(Which inexplicably takes me back to those longago Saturday mornings when Josie and the Pussycats were IN SPACE, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VBDzGLG2Fc) and had an alien (pet/companion/was never really clear) named "Bleep." All the little (bleep)er ever said was "bleep."
Such language! And me with such an impressionable young mind.

And not long after that, this guy. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu0mqB-awos) Such a mouth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZa-pv1VzF4).
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Scarlet Manuka on 18 Nov 2019, 02:12
The test specification just said "Firewall tests" so they're testing various scenarios involving the words "fire" and "wall" in some way
I am unable to imagine the need for any combination of dildo and "fire + wall" testing that makes any sense.  The only thing I can come close to would be an internet enabled dildo that would keep track of running time and export it to a web site for your later annotation and review.  But the very thought of that kind of privacy breach is about to give me hives...
There have already been, in our own universe, issues with privacy on internet connected sex toys. In 2016 it was shown that one connected vibrator sent customers' settings and usage information to the manufacturer's server without consent (the company eventually had to pay a settlement for that), and that third parties could access that information - and even take over the devices remotely. In 2017 another connected vibrator with a built-in camera was found to be hackable to give unauthorised people access to the video feed. In the same year it was discovered that one model of butt plug could be found and remotely controlled via Bluetooth.

As with other IoT devices, much of the market has little to no security, and for example will advertise themselves over Bluetooth to any nearby phone. Walk around your workplace with your Bluetooth explorer open and you might get a surprise or two. As is commonplace, the manufacturers tend to start paying attention to security after problems are found and publicised, not in the design stages, so at any one time there are lots of insecure products on the market.

Links are not hard to find, I'm just not going to search them up on my work computer (and can't be bothered manually copying them from my phone).
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 18 Nov 2019, 05:06
And not long after that, this guy. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu0mqB-awos) Such a mouth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZa-pv1VzF4).
Bleeped out every line he had...

Of course, beepatrice could be a back formation singularizing with censoring dominatrice.  Which would make her excessively sniveling personality a deliberate affection - and maybe her work at the non-profit is also a reflection of her determination to somehow escape the field.  Makes you wonder if Beeps would know anything about Marten's mom.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 18 Nov 2019, 07:48
But is a beep a bleep?

(Which inexplicably takes me back to those longago Saturday mornings when Josie and the Pussycats were IN SPACE, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VBDzGLG2Fc) and had an alien (pet/companion/was never really clear) named "Bleep." All the little (bleep)er ever said was "bleep."
Such language! And me with such an impressionable young mind.

And not long after that, this guy. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu0mqB-awos) Such a mouth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZa-pv1VzF4).

Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 18 Nov 2019, 10:50
Insanely
Dangerous
Internet
Of
Things
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 18 Nov 2019, 11:52
I always thought that was spelt "ID10T"
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 18 Nov 2019, 17:07
I always thought that was spelt "ID10T"

No, that's the interface that our old IT guy kept telling me was the problem with my computer. That and something called a PEBCAK.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 19 Nov 2019, 04:35
That and something called a PEBCAK.
That's because the real meaning of the PICNIC error leaked out.   :lol: :wink:
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 19 Nov 2019, 09:02
Sometimes you're the DAU. Although technically, the acronym is German (DŁmmster Anzunehmender User), it works in English as well: it's the Dumbest Assumable User.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Zebediah on 19 Nov 2019, 09:23
Back in my tech support days we were fond of the term "keyboard driver error".

Which we used because management had forbidden us to use the term "user error". Seriously.  :roll:
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 19 Nov 2019, 09:42
But sometimes it really is a problem with the driver software for the keyboard.
Try keyboard pilot error instead.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 19 Nov 2019, 09:58
But sometimes it really is a problem with the driver software for the keyboard.
Try keyboard pilot error instead.

Isn't a pilot basically a glorified driver?
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Zebediah on 19 Nov 2019, 11:24
But sometimes it really is a problem with the driver software for the keyboard.
Try keyboard pilot error instead.

We never once had a problem with the actual keyboard driver software.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: jwhouk on 19 Nov 2019, 18:50
That was usually reserved for Macs back in the day.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 20 Nov 2019, 04:55
Having written a TSR that captured KBD input, among other things, I've had to debug a "keyboard driver".  Twasn't fun...
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Thrudd on 20 Nov 2019, 10:04
That was usually reserved for Macs back in the day.
My experience is usually M$ doing weird things or just plain torpedoing things like the RT9450 Microsoft Keyboards which I STILL get requests for after all these years because people still use them and love them.
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Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 20 Nov 2019, 14:25
Every now and then there's a decent piece of MS hardware for a good price. I had one of those Microsoft five button mice for years, replaced it once it started double clicking randomly. Think it was called intellimouse optical, and it was silver.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 21 Nov 2019, 05:06
But sometimes it really is a problem with the driver software for the keyboard.
Try keyboard pilot error instead.

Isn't a pilot basically a glorified driver?

I have heard that USAF ground crew definition of "pilot" is "person who pushes buttons at random until something of significance happens."
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Scarlet Manuka on 21 Nov 2019, 21:19
But sometimes it really is a problem with the driver software for the keyboard.
Try keyboard pilot error instead.
Isn't a pilot basically a glorified driver?
I have heard that USAF ground crew definition of "pilot" is "person who pushes buttons at random until something of significance happens."
So you're saying it is a good metaphor for the typical computer user, then.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 25 Nov 2019, 19:54
Feel free to run with that interpretation if you want.
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: Cornelius on 25 Nov 2019, 23:13
I have heard that USAF ground crew definition of "pilot" is "person who pushes buttons at random until something of significance happens."

Chuck, is that you? (https://www.chickenwingscomics.com/comic/unlabeled-switch/)
Title: Re: WCDT 4131-4135 (Nov 11th-15th, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 30 Nov 2019, 18:23
I have heard that USAF ground crew definition of "pilot" is "person who pushes buttons at random until something of significance happens."

Chuck, is that you? (https://www.chickenwingscomics.com/comic/unlabeled-switch/)
Love that strip. Especially when the running punchline was uttered by aliens abducting Chuck and his plane.