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Title: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 14 Nov 2020, 23:50
I was originally going to ask about cold weather drinks, then I saw Friday's comic number. Yes, I opened with what I felt was the most ridiculous option. Running the gambit of probability was fun, but I'm still surprised at myself for how many of these are romance based. Sorry.

EDIT: 3 votes like usual, this week.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 14 Nov 2020, 23:54
Forgot to actually select "other," but that's my first choice. Clinton's apology to Elliot goes awry and causes deep rifts within their friend group, leaving Renee to clean up the mess once again. Renee can't keep her temper, and it's ultimately Brun who works things out.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Tova on 15 Nov 2020, 00:31
You can have my "other" vote.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 Nov 2020, 03:05
Oh wow, all but one option has at least one vote so far.

You can have my "other" vote.  :mrgreen:

Yeah, that's fair.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: FreshScrod on 15 Nov 2020, 03:05
3. ... or why every surface of the house is covered in bread crumbs... even the ceiling, and what have been pressed together for ages.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: N.N. Marf on 15 Nov 2020, 05:42
I think weeks of cereal eating strips, one for each character, even some background characters, even non-characters, at Dora's and Tai's wedding, could be interesting.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 Nov 2020, 05:45
Seems Roko isn't the only robot dealing with body dysphoria.

EDIT: lyrics in the spoiler
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: cesium133 on 15 Nov 2020, 06:03
May and Momo run into Sven. Momo confesses her crush on Sven, one thing leads to another, and Sven wakes up with a pile of robot ladies. And a watermelon. And Winslow, who came when he heard Roko was there.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Nov 2020, 14:31
Possibly not this week.

But I think Sven might meet May and be a bit weirded out by her new body.

I know I am the President and Founder of the Still Thinking Sven is a Fuckbag club, but I don't mean it as him being an asshole this time but because he wouldn't be looking at the same eyes any more. Kinda literally.

It might even be a problem.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 Nov 2020, 15:42
May and Momo run into Sven. Momo confesses her crush on Sven, one thing leads to another, and Sven wakes up with a pile of robot ladies. And a watermelon. And Winslow, who came when he heard Roko was there.
He came did he?
*waggles eyebrows like Groucho Marx*

......I'll see myself out.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Nov 2020, 15:45
May and Momo run into Sven. Momo confesses her crush on Sven, one thing leads to another, and Sven wakes up with a pile of robot ladies. And a watermelon. And Winslow, who came when he heard Roko was there.
He came did he?
*waggles eyebrows like Groucho Marx*

......I'll see myself out.

If you can't see yourself out, I'll help throw you out!

*waggles cigar*
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: St.Clair on 15 Nov 2020, 18:17
Comic's up.  Looks like you called it, Thrillho.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Wingy on 15 Nov 2020, 18:17
So I read 4396 and I'm thinking to myself: Momo us gonna chew on May after Sven leaves if May or Sven makes any moves on the other.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 15 Nov 2020, 18:23
Wow, Momo can really blush!


Comic's up.  Looks like you called it, Thrillho.


Too soon to say, I think.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: jwhouk on 15 Nov 2020, 18:26
Wow, Momo can really blush!

This surprises you... how?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 15 Nov 2020, 18:30
I keep forgetting how many shades of red she can turn.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Wingy on 15 Nov 2020, 18:33
Do we have to give Sven points for noticing that Momo is uncomfortable?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 15 Nov 2020, 19:07
I just realized that without speech, this could be taken as "Momo stole the text off May's shirt, was caught, and ran off in shame."
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: shanejayell on 15 Nov 2020, 19:18
Jeph needs to get better as giving folks distinct looks. Anyway...
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Sorflakne on 15 Nov 2020, 20:00
May's shirt glitched out, it seems.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Tova on 15 Nov 2020, 20:34
Comic's up.  Looks like you called it, Thrillho.

Dunno if he's weirded out though. Merely awkward due to Momo's presence.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: cesium133 on 15 Nov 2020, 21:12
May and Momo run into Sven. Momo confesses her crush on Sven, one thing leads to another, and Sven wakes up with a pile of robot ladies. And a watermelon. And Winslow, who came when he heard Roko was there.
On second thought, I'd like to revise my prediction. There won't be a watermelon there. If Roko is present, it'll be a loaf of sourdough.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: BenRG on 15 Nov 2020, 23:25
I just want to put my vote in for 'sexy tow truck driver'. May has just the right attitude to deal with people who parked their expensive car in front of a 'No Parking - Tow Away Zone' sign because they "didn't think it applied" to them!

I also like Sven's reaction. He really is strongly afraid of being seen, even indirectly, as having "funded a girlfriend upgrade". He may be an ass sometimes but there are certain lines he wouldn't cross, including implying to a girl that she owed him certain 'services'. I'm not sure if that hasn't occurred to May or whether or not she'd just doesn't care!

So, if we accept the Brun Khouri Test as diagnostic for sexual attraction in Questionable Content, what exactly should we conclude from the fact that watching May flirt with Sven has a strong affect on Momo? I'm not sure if it actually means anything but I have learned of late that I don't have the same shipping instincts as Jeph so I'd be interested to learn what everyone else  thinks!

May's shirt glitched out, it seems.

Eh, I wasn't going to mention it but, as someone else has, it will be interesting to see if Jeph acknowledges that error on his Twitter feed!


EDIT
Fixed embarrassing typo
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 Nov 2020, 23:33
May's shirt glitched out, it seems.

It's still one hell of a wink-wink nudge-nudge.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: DaiJB on 16 Nov 2020, 01:04
Okay, for my "other" vote, I put:
Clinton finally wakes up after a week unconscious (only a couple days in QC time, but still) - and realizes he really, really shouldn't drink...
(Also, "Clinton, drink more water")

I love Momo's expression in the second panel when Sven appears - she still has that crush on him, doesn't she? Don't fall for the bad boys, Momo dear...
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Reaver on 16 Nov 2020, 01:06
Okay, for my "other" vote, I put:
Clinton finally wakes up after a week unconscious (only a couple days in QC time, but still) - and realizes he really, really shouldn't drink...
(Also, "Clinton, drink more water")

I love Momo's expression in the second panel when Sven appears - she still has that crush on him, doesn't she? Don't fall for the bad boys, Momo dear...


At this rate, Clinton's gonna die from all that water everyone wants him to drink!
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Wingy on 16 Nov 2020, 04:26
At this rate, Clinton's gonna die from all that water everyone wants him to drink!
And this would be bad how?

May could drive a repo truck. 

Or be a plumber - the last 3 I've had to deal with had similar attitude problems.  Of course, that may have been when they were being called to my house, not what they were called for.  What they were called was, for them, routine, even if it was on a weekend.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: BenRG on 16 Nov 2020, 04:33
May could drive a repo truck.

This calls for a Patreon-only pin-up of May in partially-unzipped overalls and carrying a Colt Python 44 with the title "Repo Gal".

Seriously, that and 'bounty hunter' seem to be two professions open without question to former felons. Both of them seem to fit in for a Synthetic with social integration problems!
Title: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Zebediah on 16 Nov 2020, 04:36
At this rate, Clinton's gonna die from all that water everyone wants him to drink!
And this would be bad how?

May could drive a repo truck. 

Or be a plumber - the last 3 I've had to deal with had similar attitude problems.  Of course, that may have been when they were being called to my house, not what they were called for.  What they were called was, for them, routine, even if it was on a weekend.


Can you blame them? Plumbers literally have to deal with other people’s shit.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Cornelius on 16 Nov 2020, 05:12
*snip*
I also like Sven's reaction. He really is strongly afraid of being seen, even indirectly, as having "funded a girlfriend upgrade". He may be an ass sometimes but there are certain lines he wouldn't cross, including implying to a girl that she owed him certain 'services'. I'm not sure if that hasn't occurred to May or whether or not she'd just doesn't care!
*snip*

Does May even know that Sven contributed? I do believe he didn't want her to know. (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4315)
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 16 Nov 2020, 06:20
At this rate, Clinton's gonna die from all that water everyone wants him to drink!
And this would be bad how?

May could drive a repo truck. 

Or be a plumber - the last 3 I've had to deal with had similar attitude problems.  Of course, that may have been when they were being called to my house, not what they were called for.  What they were called was, for them, routine, even if it was on a weekend.


Can you blame them? Plumbers literally have to deal with other peopleís shit.

Not to mention the various problems caused by the assortment of things that have no business being flushed or put down the drain.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Oenone on 16 Nov 2020, 09:53
Honestly, Momo is being as good a friend as possible, given her crush and modesty protocols. You canít control your blushing!
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Christophelous on 16 Nov 2020, 11:16
*snip*
I also like Sven's reaction. He really is strongly afraid of being seen, even indirectly, as having "funded a girlfriend upgrade". He may be an ass sometimes but there are certain lines he wouldn't cross, including implying to a girl that she owed him certain 'services'. I'm not sure if that hasn't occurred to May or whether or not she'd just doesn't care!
*snip*

Does May even know that Sven contributed? I do believe he didn't want her to know. (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4315)

He definitely didn't want her to know. But this comic got me thinking about a potential May/Sven relationship. Sven's biggest problem is that he let's his man-whore tendencies take control, and it hurts the people he's with because he doesn't break up with them first. May, being an AI, could potentially have multiple bodies. She also would probably love roleplaying any stupid scenario that Sven wanted to, as long as Sven would reciprocate that with varying humiliating sexual circumstances. Not saying it's gonna happen, or even should happen, but it seems like a pretty great match to me.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Roborat on 16 Nov 2020, 11:42
Seeing May in her last few appearances, I keep getting a Harley Quinn vibe from her, particularly today, and I find that disturbing.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Christophelous on 16 Nov 2020, 12:19
It's the hair, probably. Ironically, the same hair that Momo had early on when she got her new body, but Momo never had the Harley personality to go with the hairstyle
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: DaiJB on 16 Nov 2020, 14:44
Seeing May in her last few appearances, I keep getting a Harley Quinn vibe from her, particularly today, and I find that disturbing.

Ooh, professional Cosplayer?! She now has the perfect build for that!
Or would that be too much nerdiness for May?  :-D
On the plus side, she'd get to play with a lot of swords! (May with swords, I should rethink this...)
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: BlueFatima on 16 Nov 2020, 15:57
I think Momo isnít the only uncomfortable person there.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: N.N. Marf on 16 Nov 2020, 16:28
This calls for a Patreon-only pin-up of May in partially-unzipped overalls and carrying a Colt Python 44 with the title "Repo Gal".
I'm sure there's a joke in there, but I'm not seeing it. Even took out my microscope..
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 16 Nov 2020, 18:35
Comic's up.

Poor Momo :( Good on her for talking so honestly about her emotions though!
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Zebediah on 16 Nov 2020, 18:47
No, Momo is not chill at all.

I suspect a day is coming, possibly soon, when Sven and May both separately realize that they have caught a bad case of feelings for each other. Sven will be confused and May will be horrified. Neither will speak of it for far too long.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: shanejayell on 16 Nov 2020, 19:43
Poor Momo. :D
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 16 Nov 2020, 20:52
It seems the Questionable Contentiverse has some differing social rules--most notably, total honesty is more acceptable.

And I can't help but feel that overall, it would seriously improve the real world if people were that open, especially about their feelings.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Tova on 16 Nov 2020, 22:20
Yeah, people generally donít speak that way, which is why there are a billion articles on 'on-the-nose' dialogue and how to avoid it.

That, and this is another recycled joke from Elliotís last chapter.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: BenRG on 16 Nov 2020, 23:30
Poor Momo! I've got the feeling that it's all going to come pouring out during this encounter. So, the sense of things being uncomfortable and awkward is only going to get worse for Sven and May! FWIW, though, 'chill' has never been a characteristic of Momo's from the very start. She's highly-strung, impulsive and constantly struggling with what she wants as opposed to what she thinks is 'appropriate'.

This calls for a Patreon-only pin-up of May in partially-unzipped overalls and carrying a Colt Python 44 with the title "Repo Gal".

I'm sure there's a joke in there, but I'm not seeing it. Even took out my microscope..

No, no joke. It was an entirely serious suggestion! I'm not sure but I do have vague memories of a film called 'Repo Man' and the image in my head may have been based on its poster.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 17 Nov 2020, 00:09
It seems the Questionable Contentiverse has some differing social rules--most notably, total honesty is more acceptable.

And I can't help but feel that overall, it would seriously improve the real world if people were that open, especially about their feelings.


It would provide a shake-up, to be sure.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 17 Nov 2020, 02:18
Poor Momo! I've got the feeling that it's all going to come pouring out during this encounter. So, the sense of things being uncomfortable and awkward is only going to get worse for Sven and May! FWIW, though, 'chill' has never been a characteristic of Momo's from the very start. She's highly-strung, impulsive and constantly struggling with what she wants as opposed to what she thinks is 'appropriate'.

This calls for a Patreon-only pin-up of May in partially-unzipped overalls and carrying a Colt Python 44 with the title "Repo Gal".

I'm sure there's a joke in there, but I'm not seeing it. Even took out my microscope..

No, no joke. It was an entirely serious suggestion! I'm not sure but I do have vague memories of a film called 'Repo Man' and the image in my head may have been based on its poster.
I was right about the reference!

The one with Emilio Estevez, right?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Case on 17 Nov 2020, 04:29
It seems the Questionable Contentiverse has some differing social rules--most notably, total honesty is more acceptable.

And I can't help but feel that overall, it would seriously improve the real world if people were that open, especially about their feelings.


It would provide a shake-up, to be sure.

I thought that had already happened, and that we called it 'Teh Internet'?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Oenone on 17 Nov 2020, 06:59
Gosh, Momo. Sloooooow doooooown! Theyíre both listening to you, you can be calmer.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Cheetaur on 17 Nov 2020, 13:17
Since May's new body is new so to speak (as in a new model) it will be interesting if she meets another soul with it as well.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: DaiJB on 17 Nov 2020, 15:30
It seems the Questionable Contentiverse has some differing social rules--most notably, total honesty is more acceptable.

And I can't help but feel that overall, it would seriously improve the real world if people were that open, especially about their feelings.


It would provide a shake-up, to be sure.

I thought that had already happened, and that we called it 'Teh Internet'?

When I read this, I almost went AHAHAHAHAHAHA.... but stopped myself.

You see, my first inclination was to burst out laughing about the idea that the Internet was a place of "honest openness about feelings". This is simply because I have encountered too many of the users - who use forums and the internet in general to manipulate content in order to further obscure honest interaction.   

But, yes, I can see that it is possible to be open and honest online - I just wouldn't count on it  :-\

Heck, look at me - hiding behind emojis and excessive italics... :oops:
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: TorporChambre on 17 Nov 2020, 16:42
I can attest: using `internet' (rather: forums) as an extended role-play; a game, perhaps, of tip-toeing about truth towards enhanced exchange. A literary exercise, if you will. My whippets and cream. Sometimes failing, unto maintenance of impeccabilities vapids, considered goalsome pursuits. As'd amount, artifices typographics thereof are mere tools---may emphase, or diffuse.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 17 Nov 2020, 18:10
New comic.

And THAT, May, is why you never ask about that sort of thing. Sven could not have given a 'good' answer here. Too much: makes you feel uncomfortable. Too little: now you think he's a cheapskate.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: zisraelsen on 17 Nov 2020, 18:13
...Why did he tell her that?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: chris73 on 17 Nov 2020, 18:55
Great, now we can expect some more strips where someone else has to work to convince May its ok to have a new body
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Case on 17 Nov 2020, 18:56
It seems the Questionable Contentiverse has some differing social rules--most notably, total honesty is more acceptable.

And I can't help but feel that overall, it would seriously improve the real world if people were that open, especially about their feelings.


It would provide a shake-up, to be sure.

I thought that had already happened, and that we called it 'Teh Internet'?

When I read this, I almost went AHAHAHAHAHAHA.... but stopped myself.
<snip>

My thought was more along the lines that there was a time when humans could have honestly pondered whether telepathy would be a nice skill to have.

For me, the Internet settled that one. Decisively.

But I'll admit this is a bit of a vague notion that I didn't express very well. Or maybe a brainfart. Wouldn't be the first one.

Heck, look at me - hiding behind emojis and excessive italics... :oops:

Aaaaand you think that the role you're playing isn't a part of you? Do people celebrate Carnival where you live? The purpose of the masks is not to obscure - it's to allow you to reveal yourself.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: shanejayell on 17 Nov 2020, 19:07
Yeah, that's gonna make things weird. 
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Christophelous on 17 Nov 2020, 19:43
Why'd he want to donate anonymously if he was just gonna bring it up the first chance he got? And why didn't he just say "I'd rather not say"?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Sorflakne on 17 Nov 2020, 19:53
NOW KITH!! (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SlapSlapKiss)
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Scarlet Manuka on 17 Nov 2020, 20:02
May, being an AI, could potentially have multiple bodies.
It's not generally known in the QCverse that this is possible. Yay asked Roko to keep quiet about it for this reason.

...Why did he tell her that?
Why'd he want to donate anonymously if he was just gonna bring it up the first chance he got? And why didn't he just say "I'd rather not say"?
Yeah, I'm struggling with this too. I can more or less buy him letting her know that he contributed, even though he previously said he didn't want her to know; it seems like the sort of thing that you might want to get out there because it would make things weird if you kept it from them and they found out later.
But I can't imagine that he would tell her the actual amount if it was as large as the comic implies.

Of course, May would probably just have badgered him until he gave in and told her.

My thought was more along the lines that there was a time when humans could have honestly pondered whether telepathy would be a nice skill to have.
For me, the Internet settled that one. Decisively.
I like SMBC's take on it (https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2014-06-30).
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 17 Nov 2020, 20:03
Why'd he want to donate anonymously if he was just gonna bring it up the first chance he got? And why didn't he just say "I'd rather not say"?


Because there was no gracious way out of the question as soon as May asked it - she would've kept badgering him to disclose the amount.


My guess is he brought up the donation since he wanted May to make an informed decision around 'pursuing a sexual relationship with the man who supplied part of the money for my new body'.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: DSL on 17 Nov 2020, 20:54
Yet another reason it's oftentimes a good idea to simply be content knowing you've done a kind thing.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 17 Nov 2020, 21:00
Why'd he want to donate anonymously if he was just gonna bring it up the first chance he got? And why didn't he just say "I'd rather not say"?


Because there was no gracious way out of the question as soon as May asked it - she would've kept badgering him to disclose the amount.


My guess is he brought up the donation since he wanted May to make an informed decision around 'pursuing a sexual relationship with the man who supplied part of the money for my new body'.
As someone lacking in the social graces department, tact is also very important. Sven's approach seems to lack this.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Oenone on 17 Nov 2020, 21:26
Honestly, if her knowing AND her not knowing would make Sven feel like sex is unethical, he should call the sex part of their relationship off. It seems like he painted himself into a moral quandary of a corner.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 17 Nov 2020, 21:58
Honestly, if her knowing AND her not knowing would make Sven feel like sex is unethical, he should call the sex part of their relationship off. It seems like he painted himself into a moral quandary of a corner.


It seems to be heading that way anyway
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Christophelous on 17 Nov 2020, 22:23
May, being an AI, could potentially have multiple bodies.
It's not generally known in the QCverse that this is possible. Yay asked Roko to keep quiet about it for this reason.

I wasn't referring to Yay's ability to be a multiplicity, I mean more like switching into a different body like a person would change into a suit (or more apt for this scenario, lingerie)

Why'd he want to donate anonymously if he was just gonna bring it up the first chance he got? And why didn't he just say "I'd rather not say"?


Because there was no gracious way out of the question as soon as May asked it - she would've kept badgering him to disclose the amount.


My guess is he brought up the donation since he wanted May to make an informed decision around 'pursuing a sexual relationship with the man who supplied part of the money for my new body'.
As someone lacking in the social graces department, tact is also very important. Sven's approach seems to lack this.

I get what you're saying, Farideh, but I'm gonna have to go with Gyrre on this one. It's not really tactful to immediately bring it up. Not that I expect much tact out of either of them, so I guess I should just be glad that Sven is growing up enough to show consideration, if not tact.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 17 Nov 2020, 23:21
I was trying to reinforce what Farideh was saying.
Sven's got neither tact or grace.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: BenRG on 17 Nov 2020, 23:23
I think that May should really take Momo to see Faye. I'm sure being constantly overheated for that long might damage her internal components!

Yeah, well I think that this eventually had to come out. May knows that Sven is rich and she's the sort of person whose curiosity would impel her to action, no matter how ill-advised it is. That last panel, though, reminds us just how similar those two are in how they approach problems like this!

...Why did he tell her that?

Because he likes May, she asked and I think that Sven was afraid that it would be rude not to tell her.

I was trying to reinforce what Farideh was saying.
Sven's got neither tact or grace.

Of course, neither does May!
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Tova on 17 Nov 2020, 23:27
These forums: Open and honest communication is good!
Also: He really shouldnít have told her that.

 :roll:
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: MrNumbers on 18 Nov 2020, 00:28
There's no right answer here.

Consider the difference between buying someone a drink at a bar to show you're interested, and giving them the amount of money that drink would have cost directly. The difference between the abstract gesture and the real dollar terms makes this Weird, but he couldn't have played it off as a "Don't worry about it", because that could have come across as a more overt power play.

The only winning move is to just not be in a situation where you're rich and your friend is poor and it sometimes causes an uncomfortable power dynamic to navigate.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Nov 2020, 02:08
Yeah I have to say that there is a difference between 'communication is good' and 'tell everyone Everything'
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Tova on 18 Nov 2020, 02:54
I mean... sure, of course. We all know that.

What makes this communication not good? Or how does it constitute "telling everyone everything?" Do try to keep your self-confessed bias in mind ...

Bear in mind that Sven has literally just learned that something else he was trying to keep "on the down-low" has just been "blabbed."

It's barely a hop, skip, and a jump to come to the obvious conclusion that in this particular social group, the odds of him also keeping secret the fact that he donated quite a lot of money to her campaign are also quite low. It's also not difficult to further conclude that if she's gonna hear it, it would be better for her to hear it from him.

And as to the amount... well, she asked.

I am imaging right now what would have happened if he'd kept quiet about it, then a couple of weeks later she'd heard it from someone else, and become quite angry. I would bet a dollar to a dime that the same people angry at him for confessing right now would be just as angry in this alternative scenario.

I daresay that we have a classic "last panel" effect here - there is May, looking grumpy in the last panel for hours on end, and so no matter how ephemeral that expression might turn out to have been when we open tomorrow's comic, that impression it leaves on us is a strong one.

May will be fine. And if it turns out that they no longer feel able to have sex, well, it was fun while it lasted.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Nov 2020, 03:08
I mean. It was this I was responding to
These forums: Open and honest communication is good!
Also: He really shouldnít have told her that.

 :roll:

There is no right answer here
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Tova on 18 Nov 2020, 03:24
I respectfully disagree. I think he made the right call.

My guess is he brought up the donation since he wanted May to make an informed decision around 'pursuing a sexual relationship with the man who supplied part of the money for my new body'.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 18 Nov 2020, 03:52
huh, a wcdt thread involving the realities of May, Momo, and Sven and so far no one's calling May a disgusting whore?

i'm pleasantly surprised. good job clearing that low bar you set for yourself, wcdt
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Oenone on 18 Nov 2020, 04:29
I respectfully disagree. I think he made the right call.

My guess is he brought up the donation since he wanted May to make an informed decision around 'pursuing a sexual relationship with the man who supplied part of the money for my new body'.

I also think he made the right call. I also think the right call includes stepping back from their sexual relationship until he feels like heís able to do so ethically. This is a big moment for Sven in terms of his development as a character, because he hasnít always felt good about his choices sexually (like with Gina Riversmith/ Faye) or with the power dynamics created by his wealth (like with Dora). Heís got an opportunity here to develop his own sense of right and wrong, and Iím glad that it includes respecting Mayís bodily autonomy, and hope it includes respecting his own right to decline sex that makes him uncomfortable.

As an aside: Melonís siblings are all fruit-named. Are Mayís siblings all month-named? Or are they all modal verbs? Do the humans or AIs at the crŤche name them?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Zebediah on 18 Nov 2020, 04:34
As an aside: Melon’s siblings are all fruit-named. Are May’s siblings all month-named? Or are they all modal verbs? Do the humans or AIs at the crèche name them?

None of the above. Dale named May.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Nov 2020, 04:52
I respectfully disagree. I think he made the right call.

My guess is he brought up the donation since he wanted May to make an informed decision around 'pursuing a sexual relationship with the man who supplied part of the money for my new body'.

This is a totally fair point.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: N.N. Marf on 18 Nov 2020, 05:06
Why'd he want to donate anonymously if he was just gonna bring it up the first chance he got? And why didn't he just say "I'd rather not say"?
Because there was no gracious way out of the question as soon as May asked it - she would've kept badgering him to disclose the amount.
There is a gracious way out of it.. silence. Of stating that fact, that whatever answer he gives---too little? too much?---will be wrong. If she insists, it'd be her problem.
My guess is he brought up the donation since he wanted May to make an informed decision around 'pursuing a sexual relationship with the man who supplied part of the money for my new body'.
Or he could not let his donating affect his behaviour. If she learns it, he can remind that. She'd know only if Hannelore abused his confidence.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: BlueFatima on 18 Nov 2020, 06:32
Sven, you ridiculously honest fool! I guess there was no easy way out of this for him. He could have taken her up on sex and kept the donation secret, but if she ever found out it would look really bad. He could have turned down sex and never told her, but if they have feelings for each other (and I get the feeling it is more than just weird hookups for them) there would be potential sadness and more anger/confusion if or when she found out he donated. Even if she was human ir seems unrealistic to hide donating given her very human friend could accidentally (or purposely) spill the beans, but it seems to be especially a bad idea not to be upfront with an AI person about a transaction which probably occurred digitally.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 18 Nov 2020, 08:24
... but it will lack the thrill of boldly going where no man was meant to go.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Oenone on 18 Nov 2020, 15:29
As an aside: Melonís siblings are all fruit-named. Are Mayís siblings all month-named? Or are they all modal verbs? Do the humans or AIs at the crŤche name them?

None of the above. Dale named May.

Does that mean Melon and her subs kept their original factory names?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 18 Nov 2020, 15:54
As an aside: Melonís siblings are all fruit-named. Are Mayís siblings all month-named? Or are they all modal verbs? Do the humans or AIs at the crŤche name them?

None of the above. Dale named May.

Does that mean Melon and her subs kept their original factory names?


At this point, we don't know.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 18 Nov 2020, 18:32
Comic's up.

Yeah, that was bound to happen. It would be awkward if they kept hooking up after this. Good on May for expressing her gratitude, though.

Also: her shirt glitched again. Has she tried turning it off and on again?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: zisraelsen on 18 Nov 2020, 18:39
Honestly, I still don't understand why Sven told May he donated (especially when he saw this problem coming and donated anonymously to avoid it), but like... Good for him, man. He clearly cares about May. Really, they're both handling this in a way that demonstrates a lot of character development.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: shanejayell on 18 Nov 2020, 18:48
Yeah, that's gonna make things weird.

and.... ditto.

Shirt went black again too.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: St.Clair on 18 Nov 2020, 19:21
starting to think the shirt has a <blink> tag, and isn't always in sync with the comic panels.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: badbum61 on 18 Nov 2020, 19:23
And Sven just happens to be the only member of the cast who May asks how much they donated?

Yeah, I know, she's aware that he's well-off, but right now I'm calling bullshit on "Jeph doesn't read the forums".
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 18 Nov 2020, 19:33
Honestly, I still don't understand why Sven told May he donated (especially when he saw this problem coming and donated anonymously to avoid it), but like... Good for him, man. He clearly cares about May. Really, they're both handling this in a way that demonstrates a lot of character development.


I can think of several (vaguely) plausible sounding scenarios as to why Sven donated anonymously and then blabbed to May anyway, but in the end: only Jeph knows for sure.


And Sven just happens to be the only member of the cast who May asks how much they donated?

Yeah, I know, she's aware that he's well-off, but right now I'm calling bullshit on "Jeph doesn't read the forums".


The only one that we see depicted in the comics anyway. This specific case had a nice moral quandary to go with it, so it makes for more interesting reading material than asking, say, Momo if/how much she donated.


It does make me wonder a little bit how much Hanners donated? I mean, Sven is well-off, but she is LOADED.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 18 Nov 2020, 19:40
It does make me wonder a little bit how much Hanners donated? I mean, Sven is well-off, but she is LOADED.
Is she? We know her parents are loaded, but she would never ask for donations from her mom, and Hannerdad is constantly busy and working on socialized bodycare legislation. While she could probably fall back on their funds if necessary, my guess is she's fairly self-sufficient.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 18 Nov 2020, 19:51
It does make me wonder a little bit how much Hanners donated? I mean, Sven is well-off, but she is LOADED.
Is she? We know her parents are loaded, but she would never ask for donations from her mom, and Hannerdad is constantly busy and working on socialized bodycare legislation. While she could probably fall back on their funds if necessary, my guess is she's fairly self-sufficient.


While Hanners does tend to be employed (her counting website when we first met her, and now her job at CoD), she is seen spending money without worrying about it: buying a drum set, getting Winslow a new chassis, travelling around/off the world after she confronted her mother, etc.


I'm sure I saw a comic once where her affluence was mentioned - I'll see if I can find it.


EDIT: Found it (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=665)
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: BenRG on 18 Nov 2020, 23:38
Welp, that's Svey dead for now, I think. It will be a while before they feel comfortable enough around each other to get over this awkwardness, especially as Sven doesn't really trust his own thinking and behaviour and May really doesn't know how to do serious relationships.

Panel 5 tells the story. They really, really want to be together and are both afraid to be right now. You can see the sadness and longing in their expressions.

They'll probably run into each-other again at some point and suddenly find themselves hanging out all the time without realising it. That's how I see things progressing, anyway.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Boxer on 19 Nov 2020, 00:58
While Hanners does tend to be employed (her counting website when we first met her, and now her job at CoD), she is seen spending money without worrying about it: buying a drum set, getting Winslow a new chassis, travelling around/off the world after she confronted her mother, etc.
Her working is more hobbyist and life affirming rather than for money, so trust fund allowance... but her sense of financial worth and influence is moderated a lot. She wants a simple life.
Even the few times where she has offered to put her financial or her family name to something, she was always talked out of it by someone.  (like offering to help out Faye and Bubbles shop, or threatening to get her mother to destroy a business that slighted Martin).  She could of single handily bought May a knew body, but she would of realised that would defeat the purpose of the fund raiser and the rights organisations work... but it would ruin a lot of the story if Hannelore became a blank cheque for every problem.

... but would be odd having one of the richest heiresses in the world, working behind a coffee shop, asking you to donate to charity, to buy a new robot body, that her father is pretty much the patent holder/manufacturer of.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Boxer on 19 Nov 2020, 01:23
Welp, that's Svey dead for now, I think. It will be a while before they feel comfortable enough around each other to get over this awkwardness, especially as Sven doesn't really trust his own thinking and behaviour and May really doesn't know how to do serious relationships
Well you go back to the big chat between them in 4003 when Sven was having is existential moment...

So either that was Sven's rebound, and he can move on to a normal relationship... May can explore her new self which was what she was talking about before being interrupted.
or its just more weird and I wouldn't rule May and Sven, she did chastise him for "over-thinking" casual sex, but May would have to come to that conclusion and make the first move to be consistent with Sven being a better person.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: BenRG on 19 Nov 2020, 01:41
... but would be odd having one of the richest heiresses in the world, working behind a coffee shop, asking you to donate to charity, to buy a new robot body, that her father is pretty much the patent holder/manufacturer of.

FWIW, I think that a lot of Hannelore's allowance comes from Beatrice and she's very wary of using it, concerned about its ultimate moral provenance.

Besides which, we don't know how much Hanners gave to may. We don't know how much money she's now funnelling into the Advocacy Group either.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Marco on 19 Nov 2020, 03:40
There is something really wrong with the vocabulary database of Momo's conversation algorithm.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 19 Nov 2020, 05:20
Looks like poll option 6 got torpedo'd.

Sorry to the 5 people that voted for it.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: jwhouk on 19 Nov 2020, 05:42
To quote a more famous comic:
Whatever happened to good old-fashioned TACT? (https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2019/10/23?comments=visible#comments)
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Oenone on 19 Nov 2020, 08:09
Comic's up.

Yeah, that was bound to happen. It would be awkward if they kept hooking up after this. Good on May for expressing her gratitude, though.

Also: her shirt glitched again. Has she tried turning it off and on again?

Maybe itís a blinky shirt?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Wingy on 19 Nov 2020, 08:40
Panel 5 tells the story. They really, really want to be together and are both afraid to be right now. You can see the sadness and longing in their expressions.
And May knows it for herself; whether she's caught the vibe from Sven is a different question.  I foresee a series of carefully planned "unexpectedly ran into and banged" encounters before they are both forced to admit their mutual attraction.  It'll just be a question of who catches them the last time as to who gets to see Sven propose to May. 
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Potato Farmer on 19 Nov 2020, 08:49
I think that went well.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: N.N. Marf on 19 Nov 2020, 10:20
would be odd having one of the richest heiresses in the world, working behind a coffee shop, asking you to donate to charity, to buy a new robot body, that her father is pretty much the patent holder/manufacturer of.
It's her money. Just because she has more than others, shouldn't mean she should have to pay more for things, or give it any to anyone. It also could be that persons don't notice that she has much money, because her lifestyle blends in with those that don't. (Do you have a source about Ellicott having there a monopoly or sufficiently large market share on robot bodies?)
There is something really wrong with the vocabulary database of Momo's conversation algorithm.
Yeah, she should get it checked out. One might be concerned about her synonymizer, if it couldn't find ``friend.''
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 19 Nov 2020, 11:49
Is this really May?
She's actually being ... considerate.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 19 Nov 2020, 11:59
While you can't take the trash out of the goblin, you can kindness it into submission.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 19 Nov 2020, 12:15
Is this really May?
She's actually being ... considerate.


Is the new chassis mellowing her out a bit?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Roborat on 19 Nov 2020, 12:26
Holy crap, did May actually act like a responsible adult? What next, is Marten going to develop some ambition? Did I accidently stumble into an alternate reality? But they don't have goatees, I am so confused.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: MrNumbers on 19 Nov 2020, 12:53
My current money is on May doing five minutes of soul searching and realizing if feeling weird is preventing her from banging Sven in the new body, then it's not worth feeling weird about it.

That's not even, like, a shipping goggles prediction. I've just never seen a Gordion knot that May didn't want to hack with a machete.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Christophelous on 19 Nov 2020, 13:20
I wasn't sure about this outcome initially, but I'm liking it more and more. May has obviously shown large amounts of character development, but no one has yet pointed out Sven. Despite me thinking that bringing up the money was initially tactless, he's shown considerable development in ending things amicably and drama free with a previous hookup.  He's clearly been working on developing himself in his own time, but I think overall that May and Sven have been positive influences on each other.

These sorts of character development and personal progress are what keep me coming back to this comic
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: DaiJB on 19 Nov 2020, 16:28
Welp, that's Svey dead for now, I think. It will be a while before they feel comfortable enough around each other to get over this awkwardness, especially as Sven doesn't really trust his own thinking and behaviour and May really doesn't know how to do serious relationships.

Panel 5 tells the story. They really, really want to be together and are both afraid to be right now. You can see the sadness and longing in their expressions.

They'll probably run into each-other again at some point and suddenly find themselves hanging out all the time without realising it. That's how I see things progressing, anyway.

Fair enough. It seems to me that Sven has actually grown enough to recognize that he couldn't really keep a secret of that magnitude ("I had a major part in enabling you to have this new body") away from May - not without it influencing his attitude towards her. That sneaking, subconscious "you owe me" could always taint any interaction between them...
But I see that fifth panel regret too - maybe Svey will be re-floated some time in the future?   
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 19 Nov 2020, 16:55
... but it will lack the thrill of boldly going where no man was meant to go.

EMT: (O.O) "I'm sorry, it's where?"
Sven: (-_-;)  "...Please ask how it happened."
May to Fay: "Can you get it out of their so they can reattach it already? You've been laughing for 5 minutes already."
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Zebediah on 19 Nov 2020, 18:29
Comic’s up. Those were different times.

Also Jeph hadn’t figured out who Hannelore was at first.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 19 Nov 2020, 18:42
Yay Sven, for listening to his conscience :)
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: shanejayell on 19 Nov 2020, 19:15
This has been a whole week where I'm gone "Aww, poor... (insert character name here)"

Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 19 Nov 2020, 20:47
I actually forgot about that.

It does explain some of her early-installment-weirdness.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: sitnspin on 19 Nov 2020, 21:01
NOW I WANT A CIGARETTE!
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: celticgeek on 19 Nov 2020, 21:25
I'm just going to out to the garage and have a ...um... well, you know.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: brasca on 19 Nov 2020, 21:36
I actually forgot about that.

It does explain some of her early-installment-weirdness.

Itís been speculated, but this makes it official.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Farideh on 19 Nov 2020, 23:22
NOW I WANT A CIGARETTE!


STAY STRONG, YOU CAN DO THIS
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: hakko504 on 19 Nov 2020, 23:27
My prediction for next time Sven & May meet®:
Panel 1(top left): (both, and a bit awkward) Hi...
Panel 2(top right): they looking at each other somewhat uncertain
Panel 3(middle row): Smooching vigorously.
Panel 4(bottom row): morning after, in bed, and Sven with a clown nose.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: BenRG on 19 Nov 2020, 23:32
My feeling when I first read this strip is a reminder that this is Sven with his remaining best friend in the cast. Hannelore and he went on a 'play date', if you remember and Hannelore became his confident by more recent strips. She was the one who helped him get his head together after his ill-timed confession to Faye. She was also the one who persuaded him to reconcile with Dora. So, in a lot of ways, this is like Dora or Tai going to Marten for relationship advice.

This makes me wonder if the new character arc for Sven is going to be addressing how much he's changed as a person and whether he really wants to be this new person at all. Using the comparison with Hannelore (who, I think, was originally written to be Marten's post-Faye romantic interest and would have been more like Dora turned out before Jeph suddenly realised he had a much better used for her) and how Dora has grown, I think Jeph is giving us a clue of what he already thinks the right conclusion would be.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Drunken Old Man on 20 Nov 2020, 03:37
I smoked for 25 years. Been off em now about 8. Even now, I get the cravings. Hell, I have literally DREAMED of smoking, to the point of waking up thinking I'm holding a cigarette.  And I'll probably have the cravings till I die.

Addiction is a hell of a thing.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: cybersmurf on 20 Nov 2020, 05:30
Is this really May?
She's actually being ... considerate.

Is the new chassis mellowing her out a bit?

I wouldn't say the new chassis is mellowing her out, but the lack of the old one is making her less irascible.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: BenRG on 20 Nov 2020, 05:50
Is this really May?
She's actually being ... considerate.

Is the new chassis mellowing her out a bit?

I wouldn't say the new chassis is mellowing her out, but the lack of the old one is making her less irascible.

I've posted before that I think that, in her previous chassis, May was in the synthetic equivalent of constant pain. So, yes, I'd expect her mood to have improved considerably.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: sitnspin on 20 Nov 2020, 07:03
NOW I WANT A CIGARETTE!


STAY STRONG, YOU CAN DO THIS
I've been fighting the cravings for years now, I'll be fine. Every time I think I want to smoke, all it takes is smelling it to remind me that I don't actually miss it.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Theta9 on 20 Nov 2020, 07:14
I'm just going to out to the garage and have a ...um... well, you know.
Wank?
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: N.N. Marf on 20 Nov 2020, 08:59
reply about smoking (https://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,34773.0.html)
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 20 Nov 2020, 09:10
Dang, now I wanna blow off my low sodium diet and scarf a bag of Doritos.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: chris73 on 21 Nov 2020, 13:52
Dang, now I wanna blow off my low sodium diet and scarf a bag of Doritos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQRW0RM4V0k
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: hedgie on 21 Nov 2020, 14:37
I've been fighting the cravings for years now, I'll be fine. Every time I think I want to smoke, all it takes is smelling it to remind me that I don't actually miss it.
As a current smoker, it has the opposite effect on me.  Even though I hate the smell of the second-hand stuff, I still want to light up there and then.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: sitnspin on 22 Nov 2020, 06:31
Oh when I was still an active smoker it definitely had that effect. But I also didn't mind the smell back then. After not having it be constant and ubiquitous for this long, it just reeks.
Title: Re: WCDT 4396-4400 (Nov 16th to Nov 20th, 2020)
Post by: Gyrre on 22 Nov 2020, 08:11
Dang, now I wanna blow off my low sodium diet and scarf a bag of Doritos.
I do most of my cooking and barely add salt beyond what's already in the cheese and tomatoes, so I dodn't feel so guilty snarfing chips (crisps).