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Title: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 23 Nov 2019, 05:35
Sorry to be a bit American-centric with this, but here are some lesser known factoids about the history of Thanksgiving Day in America.

EDIT: typo corrections
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 24 Nov 2019, 19:43
New comic is up.

I;m half tempted to bring back the create a caption threads for that last panel, but I'm uncertain as to how to do them.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 24 Nov 2019, 20:21
BUUUUUUUTTTTS.

*lol*
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 24 Nov 2019, 23:27
I'm thinking that Millifeulle is desperately wishing that she'd taken up Faye's offer of a blindfold and a pair of headphones with soothing classical music playing over them. There are certain conversations that I, for one, would always feel intensely better having not heard and a discussion about the content of my buttocks is one of them!

It says all sorts of good things about Sam that her first and overriding concern is that Millie not be feeling any discomfort. It says lots of interesting things about Milli that she is trying to reassure Sam as a priority!

"Thermal decoupler" is an interesting technical name for what's basically an electrical hot knife.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: JimC on 25 Nov 2019, 01:05
"Thermal decoupler" is an interesting technical name for what's basically an electrical hot knife.
Who knows...  My imagination made it a permanent but invisible seam with some sort of heat sensitive adhesive, so the application of the tool opens the pre existing seam.  Another question is that of stretch. Do they need to add extra skin to allow for the implants, or like human skin will it adapt by itself?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 25 Nov 2019, 02:42
"Thermal decoupler" is an interesting technical name for what's basically an electrical hot knife.
Who knows...  My imagination made it a permanent but invisible seam with some sort of heat sensitive adhesive, so the application of the tool opens the pre existing seam.  Another question is that of stretch. Do they need to add extra skin to allow for the implants, or like human skin will it adapt by itself?

Technically, a (welding) torch, or a soldering iron are thermal decouplers, too!

Question is, how elastic the "dermal cover" is, and how much the difference is. I guess there needs to be a certain amount of stretch to account for movement, so as long as you don't add like ten pounds per cheek, it should be fine.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 25 Nov 2019, 04:54
Question is, how elastic the "dermal cover" is, and how much the difference is.
I would expect they ordered in any they need along with the implants; probably standardized colors as well as materials.  I would think there would be resellers of after-market or OEM dermal components; after all May found some the proper color eventually.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: awkwardness on 25 Nov 2019, 06:49
"Thermal decoupler" is an interesting technical name for what's basically an electrical hot knife.
Who knows...  My imagination made it a permanent but invisible seam with some sort of heat sensitive adhesive, so the application of the tool opens the pre existing seam.  Another question is that of stretch. Do they need to add extra skin to allow for the implants, or like human skin will it adapt by itself?

You had the same idea that I had about it...it's likely that it's a specialized tool and not just a normal tool despite appearances and Bubbles is familiar with it it due to repeated use(probably from battlefield medical use on herself/colleagues).


The real question I had is: if it's really just a hot knife, how has Faye not used it before in some capacity? Or was her sculpture work never in small-scale designing where that'd be used for visual aid?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 25 Nov 2019, 07:00
You had the same idea that I had about it...it's likely that it's a specialized tool and not just a normal tool despite appearances and Bubbles is familiar with it it due to repeated use(probably from battlefield medical use on herself/colleagues).

I don't know. Sometimes I think that Bubbles likes to show off (to Sam if not to Faye) and deliberately jargons stuff up to make what she knows look more impressive.

The real question I had is: if it's really just a hot knife, how has Faye not used it before in some capacity? Or was her sculpture work never in small-scale designing where that'd be used for visual aid?


Everything I've seen about Faye's art is that it was at least desk furniture-sized. She never did super-small precision work.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: rtmq0227 on 25 Nov 2019, 07:28
You had the same idea that I had about it...it's likely that it's a specialized tool and not just a normal tool despite appearances and Bubbles is familiar with it it due to repeated use(probably from battlefield medical use on herself/colleagues).

I don't know. Sometimes I think that Bubbles likes to show off (to Sam if not to Faye) and deliberately jargons stuff up to make what she knows look more impressive.


As a skilled technician, I've often been surprised at how many common tools have more specific names (a basic example being "hex wrench" aka "Allen Key").  Bubbles strikes me more as the kind of person to use the true/original name for tools, as it's more accurate.  Heat Knife gets the point across, but if it's not actually sharp, is it really a knife?  Thermal Adhesive may basically be Hot Glue, but Bubbles is more precise than that.

Of course, sometimes a hammer is just a hammer.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 25 Nov 2019, 08:44


Of course, sometimes a hammer is just a hammer.

Claw or Ball-pein?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Cornelius on 25 Nov 2019, 11:04
And so many more...

Of course, if your client can't see what you're using, and it sounds like a highly specialised to, they might feel that your higher fee is justified. And Bubbles isn't lying, exactly.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: David F on 25 Nov 2019, 12:39
Of course, if your client can't see what you're using, and it sounds like a highly specialised tool, they might feel that your higher fee is justified.

Thermal decoupler may also sound less alarming than electric knife or red-hot scalpel.  Or, knowing Faye, "butt-flayer".
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Thrudd on 25 Nov 2019, 13:04
Of course, sometimes a hammer is just a hammer.
Claw or Ball-pein?
Ball Pien - Brass - Club - Dead Blow - Framing - Rubber Mallet - Sledge - Tack - Blacksmith - Blocking - Brick - Bushing - Cross peen - Cross peen pin - Chasing - Drywall - Electricians - Engineers - Hatchet - Joiners - Linesmans - Mechanics - piton - Planisher - Rip - Rock - Scaling - Scutch - Shingle - Soft-faced - Spike Maul - Stone Sledge - Tinners - Tool Makers - Trim - Welding - Wood Carpenters Mallet

All those in italic I actually own though a majority I inherited from my dad. The underlined ones are one I bought and paid for to give you some idea of my "hobbies".
Man I do have a lot of hammers, especially when you consider some come in a variety of sizes as well.
 :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 25 Nov 2019, 13:25
So does that mean that everything looks like a nail to you?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 25 Nov 2019, 14:09
Milly is doing her best to be a good patient!
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Inconsequential on 25 Nov 2019, 14:57
Milly is doing her best to be a good patient!


I'm definitely going with "Milly" instead of trying to remember how to spell Millefeuille (thanks Google).


I wonder if Union Street Robotics has account with "Robots n' Things (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3360)"?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: DaiJB on 25 Nov 2019, 17:02
I had to go with "I don't celebrate the holiday" even though that has Bah humbug! overtones  :-D

(We don't actually have that holiday here) 



Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 25 Nov 2019, 18:23
New strip up.

BUTT CENSORSHIP! BOOO.

*lol*
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 25 Nov 2019, 20:50
So does that mean that everything looks like a nail to you?
Or a chissel or bevel?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 25 Nov 2019, 20:53
I had to go with "I don't celebrate the holiday" even though that has Bah humbug! overtones  :-D

(We don't actually have that holiday here)

That's why I included the option. Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day. Others have something sort of similar, but it's usually for a different religion (which is the other reason for that option).
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 25 Nov 2019, 23:32
Based solely on Millifeulle's face, I'm guessing that she doesn't want one of Sam's fingers as a permanent fixture in her butt, thank you. Additionally, only 85% sure, Faye? Wow! Sometimes I think that Bubbles is too good at ironic humour!

So, is Sam going to change her job title to 'fiddly component manipulator' or are the ladies going to invest in some precision surgical forceps?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 25 Nov 2019, 23:45
(We don't actually have that holiday here)

That's why I included the option. Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day. Others have something sort of similar, but it's usually for a different religion (which is the other reason for that option).


For the longest time I thought thanksgiving was solely some kind of harvest festival.


"Thermal decoupler" is an interesting technical name for what's basically an electrical hot knife.

... I'll just call it The BUTTerknife now.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Penquin47 on 25 Nov 2019, 23:55
Based solely on Millifeulle's face, I'm guessing that she doesn't want one of Sam's fingers as a permanent fixture in her butt, thank you. Additionally, only 85% sure, Faye? Wow! Sometimes I think that Bubbles is too good at ironic humour!

So, is Sam going to change her job title to 'fiddly component manipulator' or are the ladies going to invest in some precision surgical forceps?

See I thought Bubbles and Faye were playing up failure of competence to give Sam a way to feel involved!
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 26 Nov 2019, 02:10
So does that mean that everything looks like a nail to you?

Depends on the hammer... :)
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: JimC on 26 Nov 2019, 02:29
Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 26 Nov 2019, 02:32
Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.

Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?

I'm waiting for the UK to adopt it the way it has adopted the US form of celebrating Halloween and also Black Friday and for the same reasons - Corporate profits are to be made.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Case on 26 Nov 2019, 02:37
Customer-evaluations of Union Robotics, Northampton:

"An experience. Yes, definitely an experience ..."

"Don't worry, they're just joking. Mostly ..."

"SamXsharpie is Da sHiT!!!"

"Friendly, competent and ... unique"
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: hakko504 on 26 Nov 2019, 03:41
Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving
In short: No. Canada have one in October which is similar to the US one. A few other countries have a harvest festival in late September/early October, which resembles the US thanksgiving in some ways (aka a harvest festival with religious undertones)
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Tai Fanboi on 26 Nov 2019, 04:44
I'm guessing that she doesn't want one of Sam's fingers as a permanent fixture in her butt, thank you.

Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Marco on 26 Nov 2019, 05:11
Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving
In short: No. Canada have one in October which is similar to the US one. A few other countries have a harvest festival in late September/early October, which resembles the US thanksgiving in some ways (aka a harvest festival with religious undertones)

In Brasil, there were attempts to create a Thanksgiving festival back in the 80's, but it just didn't caught on. Mainly, I think, because it was not harvest-related (we harvest pratically the whole year),  only the "religious undertones".

There are always someone trying to emulate american holydays here. Lately, Halloween. Hilarity ensues, with some religious organizations attempting to ban it because, you know, "pagan holiday" and "evil"... Which only draws more attention to the thing.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 26 Nov 2019, 05:21
Customer-evaluations of Union Robotics, Northampton:
"Quality work.  You may want to shut down while they work as a safety precaution."

I was going to write "and to avoid future nightmares.", but that got me wondering if AIs dream regularly and that lead me to Blade Runner, and then I decided I didn't want to go there.  Ah well, back to work...

Baaaaa-zszsztzst!
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Inconsequential on 26 Nov 2019, 05:26
I don't know why, but I love Bubbles' face in the first panel. As if an AI with a nearly complete military grade sensor suite actually has to squint to examine something small.

Also: "drat"? Who the hell has actually said "drat" since bout 1930?

Or "blast (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3401)"?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: hakko504 on 26 Nov 2019, 05:31
Also: "drat"? Who the hell has actually said "drat" since bout 1930?
Dick Dastardly. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Dastardly)
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 26 Nov 2019, 05:42
Also: "drat"? Who the hell has actually said "drat" since bout 1930??

Sam is present so Bubbles is just automatically PG-13-ing her language. As she is a former front-line soldier who, I suspect, may have also done her time in the Motor Pool, I suspect that Bubbles' normal response to annoyance would literally boil the paint off of the walls and render any old lady within a 2500-foot radius unconscious.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 26 Nov 2019, 06:42
Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?
Canada, Puerto Rico, Norfolk Island, and Liberia.

For some reason I was thinking France, Ireland, Spain and the UK did too, but I guess not.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 26 Nov 2019, 08:05
Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?

Small scale harvest festivals maybe.
Halloween has been bleeding through, although mostly for people dressing up spookily, and some minor trick or treating.

Oh, black Friday has become a thing. Lots of deals. "deals". But not "people are going to be trampled".
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cesium133 on 26 Nov 2019, 08:33
Back when I was in grad school, a new grad student from China asked me how I planned to celebrate Black Friday. I asked him if he meant Thanksgiving, and he asked me what Thanksgiving was. I guess this is the image America gives to the world.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Marco on 26 Nov 2019, 08:46
Back when I was in grad school, a new grad student from China asked me how I planned to celebrate Black Friday. I asked him if he meant Thanksgiving, and he asked me what Thanksgiving was. I guess this is the image America gives to the world.  :psyduck:

Well, the image is a family fussing around a roasted turkey. As to why, we can only guess.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 26 Nov 2019, 09:27
As to why, we can only guess.
His name was Norman Rockwell...
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Marco on 26 Nov 2019, 11:25
As to why, we can only guess.
His name was Norman Rockwell...

I guess Rockwell depicted the scene the second before the fighting begins - at least in the TV shows, Thanksgiving always ends with people throwing family issues at each other.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: hedgie on 26 Nov 2019, 13:15
Since 2016, I've been avoiding family altogether and doing it with friends.  Even before then, the obnoxious relatives were a reason that I spent most of my time with earbuds in gaming on a laptop (I hate American football, so that wouldn't serve as a distraction for me).
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Y on 26 Nov 2019, 14:55
I assemble my own computers, which often requires a blood sacrifice to complete. Like the time they packaged CPUs in fancy coffee boxes which were sharp.

Now I wasn't sure what getting clipped meant at first, if it was like getting your nails clipped, I know some people who lost their fingertip (but it grows back?), it sounds painful though. It's unlikely going to be the gang related word (unless butts are weaponized). If it's going to be the clothespin kind of clipping, then I'm not sure if it would end with losing another fingernail.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 26 Nov 2019, 18:06
new stomach cringe unlocked
thanks jeph
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: awkwardness on 26 Nov 2019, 19:46
...I feel like an idiot for not realizing it sooner: Thermal decoupler = old joke name for a blowtorch by plumbers. Bubbles is being funny and trying to lighten the mood, not being specific(even if it's doing exactly as she said).

The thing that's most intriguing is that hot glue is more than just the stuff that you use in crafts, it's now used in woodworking and other major construction so it being used to secure a seam on an AI body would make sense especially if it's one that's only meant to be opened for emergency repairs or surgery...

Now excuse me while I try to fight off this embarrassing blush :cry:
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 26 Nov 2019, 20:36
Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?

Small scale harvest festivals maybe.
Halloween has been bleeding through, although mostly for people dressing up spookily, and some minor trick or treating.

Oh, black Friday has become a thing. Lots of deals. "deals". But not "people are going to be trampled".
I refuse to go out before 5pm on Black Friday, and I don't do any shopping until after 7pm. I refuse to encourage retailers to do that to their employees. Working Black Friday sucked enough when I worked retail a decade ago.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 26 Nov 2019, 20:46
...I feel like an idiot for not realizing it sooner: Thermal decoupler = old joke name for a blowtorch by plumbers. Bubbles is being funny and trying to lighten the mood, not being specific(even if it's doing exactly as she said).

The thing that's most intriguing is that hot glue is more than just the stuff that you use in crafts, it's now used in woodworking and other major construction so it being used to secure a seam on an AI body would make sense especially if it's one that's only meant to be opened for emergency repairs or surgery...

Now excuse me while I try to fight off this embarrassing blush :cry:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was reading the tool to be a specially shaped piece of thick wire/thin rod attached to the handle at both ends.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: brasca on 26 Nov 2019, 21:39
Strip is up!

"Because they're cute" makes about as much sense as anything else robots do like get sprays or even wear clothing in the first place.  Although I suppose if a chassis is human correct there's probably some legal obligation. 
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 26 Nov 2019, 21:54
Sam is being professional.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cesium133 on 26 Nov 2019, 22:09
... I may have given in and finally signed up for Patreon...
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 26 Nov 2019, 23:24
Okay, Bubbles and Faye have done suturing of a sort before. Can they now throw together the necessary materials and skills to let out Millifeulle's pants? Consider it an 'optional extra'!

Meanwhile, I love Bubbles and Sam in panel 1. Bubbles is just so instinctively maternal there, reassuring Sam that they were only kidding about the finger and helping her not over-react to Millie's new look. Oddly enough, the first thing that came into my mind was: "She'll make a great mother one day!"

Also, I suspect that Faye knows exactly why Milli wanted this mod. Just pick apart what she said in panel 1 and you'll know what I mean! For whose benefit, though?

Sam has learned an important lesson today: When it comes to personal aesthetics, all people are essentially ridiculous because it's all in the eye of the beholder!
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Torlek on 27 Nov 2019, 00:15
... I may have given in and finally signed up for Patreon...

THE POWER OF THE BOOTY COMPELS YOU.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: hakko504 on 27 Nov 2019, 00:41
... I may have given in and finally signed up for Patreon...
Just in time to see yesterday's bonus comic.
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 27 Nov 2019, 00:50
... I may have given in and finally signed up for Patreon...

... You may not be the only one.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: JimC on 27 Nov 2019, 01:55
Okay, Bubbles and Faye have done suturing of a sort before. Can they now throw together the necessary materials and skills to let out Millifeulle's pants? Consider it an 'optional extra'!
I can't imagine there'd be enough material to let out... another job for Sam - go pants shopping...
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: JoeCovenant on 27 Nov 2019, 02:20
... I may have given in and finally signed up for Patreon...

I think Jeph's selling a t-shirt you might be interested in... :)
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 27 Nov 2019, 02:53
Okay, Bubbles and Faye have done suturing of a sort before. Can they now throw together the necessary materials and skills to let out Millifeulle's pants? Consider it an 'optional extra'!
I can't imagine there'd be enough material to let out... another job for Sam - go pants shopping...

Or May. She may have a different view on that subject.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 27 Nov 2019, 03:00
MAY: "Ah, just wear yer briefs and boots, Millie! Yer boyfriend will love it now you're enhanced!"

MILLIFEULLE: "Who says I did it for my boyfriend...? Er... I mean, who says that I have a boyfriend? He's a valued colleague, not a romantic entanglement!"
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Meander on 27 Nov 2019, 03:17
So does that mean that everything looks like a nail to you?

*Internet Applause*

Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Meander on 27 Nov 2019, 03:21
I assemble my own computers, which often requires a blood sacrifice to complete.

I always thought it was just me.   :laugh:
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Case on 27 Nov 2019, 03:51
Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?

Small scale harvest festivals maybe.
Halloween has been bleeding through, although mostly for people dressing up spookily, and some minor trick or treating.

Oh, black Friday has become a thing. Lots of deals. "deals". But not "people are going to be trampled".

Hmmmmh - I had assumed Thanksgiving was a version our "Erntedankfest" ('Thanks for the harvest'. First Sunday in October), but it isn't. Good to know.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 27 Nov 2019, 04:24
Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?

Small scale harvest festivals maybe.
Halloween has been bleeding through, although mostly for people dressing up spookily, and some minor trick or treating.

Oh, black Friday has become a thing. Lots of deals. "deals". But not "people are going to be trampled".

Hmmmmh - I had assumed Thanksgiving was a version our "Erntedankfest" ('Thanks for the harvest'. First Sunday in October), but it isn't. Good to know.
Like I said, some countries have similar holidays, but they're not the same thing.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 27 Nov 2019, 05:09
I assemble my own computers, which often requires a blood sacrifice to complete.
I always thought it was just me.   :laugh:
Amateurs!   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I built both my last two without any blood, and that included two Noctua air coolers with sharp (I opened a package with one because my knife was too far to reach) fins and a couple drive caddies with sharp edges on the insides...  But then, I wasn't in a hurry like I usually am either.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: rtmq0227 on 27 Nov 2019, 06:41
I assemble my own computers, which often requires a blood sacrifice to complete.

I always thought it was just me.   :laugh:

Well, you have to complete the ritual properly.

It's why I prefer to work on Windows PCs.  Apple, in its proprietary wisdom, requires the blood of an Apple Genius, which are in limited supply and usually guarded by local authorities, so you pretty much HAVE to bring it in to the store to be fixed.  Windows is more flexible and will usually accept any human, or even some animal blood!

Linux Users Groups have the right idea though, creating a group whose members can each provide a small amount of blood that, once combined, still satisfies the requirement.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 27 Nov 2019, 09:28
What, Union Robotics doesn't have an Emergency Skirt?
(Or Emergency Pants?)
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 27 Nov 2019, 10:35
Make one out of the cardboard box the implants were packaged in! Call it an ironic take on the idea of robot bodies as a literal commodity and start a new fashion trend amongst robo-hipsters!
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: shanejayell on 27 Nov 2019, 19:47
New strip up.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 27 Nov 2019, 23:41
What, Union Robotics doesn't have an Emergency Skirt?
(Or Emergency Pants?)
It's a workshop. Faye probably should be wearing a long sleeved top, and nothing loose. So I guess all they have is emergency work clothes, which may not fit Milly's style.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 27 Nov 2019, 23:42
New strip up.

 :laugh:

It's time to leave Port. Too many censorships.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 28 Nov 2019, 00:08
Basically, this is Jeph responding to all the petty complaints that I've seen (especially on Reddit) about the previous few strips and the claims people have made that it's a deliberate attempt to 'sell' his Patreon to readers who only go to the free strips.

By definition a comments board must be welcome to positive and negative. However, really, I don't think that a prolonged debate about the artist's likely income and their ethical character is entirely appropriate. If anything it comes across as a bit obsessive and stalker-y.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Tova on 28 Nov 2019, 02:49
I don't doubt for a moment that it's a conscious attempt to get more people onto Pateron, but also agree that the kind of discussion you're alluding to is on the nose. If he gets a few more paying customers by drawing robot butts, power to him.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 28 Nov 2019, 06:15
If he gets a few more paying customers by drawing robot butts, power to him.
I totally agree with this, though that's not what's motivating the following question:

So for anyone who does have the Patreon level, are all the previous bonus strips available there, or have they expired off to some hidden archive somewhere?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: jwhouk on 28 Nov 2019, 06:36
If he gets a few more paying customers by drawing robot butts, power to him.
I totally agree with this, though that's not what's motivating the following question:

So for anyone who does have the Patreon level, are all the previous bonus strips available there, or have they expired off to some hidden archive somewhere?
The Patreon supporters got the uncensored strips. They're still there as long as you're a Patreon.



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Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 28 Nov 2019, 06:36
I don't think that Patreon ever delete old content but their search function is a laughable fiction. You'd have to manually scroll through Jeph's posts to find what you're looking for.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 28 Nov 2019, 06:47
As far as I can tell, it's all there, as long as it is part of the chosen Patreon tier.

It's not like JJ wants to milk us for money, but losing 15 hurt people is probably better for his finances than losing the entire advertising income of a few days.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: jwhouk on 28 Nov 2019, 07:18
And that was the issue: Google Ad Search would dry up instantly if they classified his strip as pron.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cesium133 on 28 Nov 2019, 07:24
I don't think that Patreon ever delete old content but their search function is a laughable fiction. You'd have to manually scroll through Jeph's posts to find what you're looking for.
There is a tag for "bonus comic", but I don't know if it includes all of them. It doesn't include the most recent one.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 28 Nov 2019, 07:34
What, Union Robotics doesn't have an Emergency Skirt?
(Or Emergency Pants?)
It's a workshop. Faye probably should be wearing a long sleeved top, and nothing loose. So I guess all they have is emergency work clothes, which may not fit Milly's style.
A spare tarp or sheet cover with some pins, rope, bungee cord, or other such fastener(s) might do the trick for a skirt.

EDIT: completing the thought.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 28 Nov 2019, 09:03
But isn't "penis.duck" one of Jeph's Terrible URLS?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 28 Nov 2019, 09:25
What, Union Robotics doesn't have an Emergency Skirt?
(Or Emergency Pants?)
It's a workshop. Faye probably should be wearing a long sleeved top, and nothing loose. So I guess all they have is emergency work clothes, which may not fit Milly's style.
A spare tarp or sheet cover with some pins, rope, bungee cord, or other such fastener(s) might do the trick for a skirt.

EDIT: completing the thought.


A bolt of cloth, some iron on adhesive strips, and a decorative pin.  Instant  skirt/kilt.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Roborat on 28 Nov 2019, 12:51
If he gets a few more paying customers by drawing robot butts, power to him.
I totally agree with this, though that's not what's motivating the following question:

So for anyone who does have the Patreon level, are all the previous bonus strips available there, or have they expired off to some hidden archive somewhere?

More important to me, which version will get included in the book?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: BenRG on 28 Nov 2019, 23:13
New Comic Up!

I think that working for Faye is going to be a learning experience for Sam in ways that Jim never intended! I think it's kind of cute watching Pintsize and Sam interact and trying to react on the same level. They could easily spend hours trying to work out the mysteries of Faye's self-censorship!

Something I learned from Patreon: We have a recurring footer text today as Jeph forgot to change it as he was rushing off to his relatives' Thanksgiving celebration!
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: awkwardness on 28 Nov 2019, 23:20
Pintsize plus an impressionable young teenager? what could possibly go wrong! :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 28 Nov 2019, 23:57
Pintsize plus an impressionable young teenager? what could possibly go wrong! :psyduck:

Everything. Not could, but will. Ask Murphy.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 29 Nov 2019, 04:32
Pintsize plus an impressionable young teenager? what could possibly go wrong! :psyduck:

Everything. Not could, but will. Ask Murphy.
Even the leak-proof and self-starting seals?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Wingy on 29 Nov 2019, 06:49
Even the leak-proof and self-starting seals?
Where would Pintsize get seals (the animal kind, whether they have ambition or no) in Noho and where in that apartment would he keep them?  There's too many people there to put them in the bath...
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: TheEvilDog on 29 Nov 2019, 07:14
Pintsize plus an impressionable young teenager? what could possibly go wrong! :psyduck:

Nothing, Pintsize knows what'll happen to him if he does anything.

Hint, it'll involve Marten never being able to find every last bit of Pintsize.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Somebody on 29 Nov 2019, 09:00
Sam, just tell Pintsize that Faye sold her shorts for cash.

Nothing bad could possibly come of it.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Y on 29 Nov 2019, 15:49
Now it's hoping Faye doesn't get visited by inspection or have a sudden flashmob in the store (unless it's also no pants day).
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: SmilingCat on 29 Nov 2019, 16:27
Something I learned from Patreon: We have a recurring footer text today as Jeph forgot to change it as he was rushing off to his relatives' Thanksgiving celebration!

I feel like that footer should just keep popping up from time to time. No explanation, no reason, just a helpful reminder that Sven always pays for his coffee.

Then it should just stop, and later, five years down the line, it becomes a plot point, with the gang dealing with an impostor Sven and him being discovered because he didn't pay for his coffee.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Case on 29 Nov 2019, 17:05
Linux Users Groups have the right idea though, creating a group whose members can each provide a small amount of blood that, once combined, still satisfies the requirement.

"No! That's SOCIALISM!"
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: TheCallMeFez on 29 Nov 2019, 20:33
Dusted off my login to ask a very important question.

What does "Sven is not a mooch" in the bottom corner mean? I feel like I'm missing something.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: alc40 on 29 Nov 2019, 22:06
Dusted off my login to ask a very important question.

What does "Sven is not a mooch" in the bottom corner mean? I feel like I'm missing something.
See reply #81 above from BenRG.

It originally appeared at the bottom of #4101 (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4101).  Then it showed up accidentally on a few recent comics, specifically 4128 and now 4145.  Presumably Jeph starts with an old comic as a template, and if he forgets to change something in it like the footer text, then we'll see an old one.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Tova on 29 Nov 2019, 23:51
It's going to become a running gag, isn't it?

 :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Theta9 on 30 Nov 2019, 17:19
It's going to become a running gag, isn't it?
It hasn't already?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Gyrre on 30 Nov 2019, 18:10
Even the leak-proof and self-starting seals?
Where would Pintsize get seals (the animal kind, whether they have ambition or no) in Noho and where in that apartment would he keep them?  There's too many people there to put them in the bath...
A list of Murphy's Laws below the spoiler
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: DSL on 30 Nov 2019, 18:12
It's going to become a running gag, isn't it?
It hasn't already?
Perhaps a perpetual poll option?
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Tova on 01 Dec 2019, 04:04
To be honest, if it replaces spathe ham, I am okay with it.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: cybersmurf on 02 Dec 2019, 06:19
Pintsize plus an impressionable young teenager? what could possibly go wrong! :psyduck:

Everything. Not could, but will. Ask Murphy.
Even the leak-proof and self-starting seals?

Quote
I keep making things foolproof, but they keep making better fools.
Title: Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
Post by: Thrudd on 02 Dec 2019, 09:38
It's going to become a running gag, isn't it?
It is now part and parcel of the comedy beets. [Tiny Toon Adventures S1 E36 Animaniacs]