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Title: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 21 Mar 2021, 18:27
Comic's up!

Nice, Clinton! Poor shy Elliot too.

(No poll, sorry)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 21 Mar 2021, 19:08
D'AWWWWWW!

Just kiss, for the love of all things cinnamon swirled. That poor metaphor can't take it :D
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: sitnspin on 21 Mar 2021, 21:14
These two kids are ridiculous.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 21 Mar 2021, 22:23
Clinton: *grabs the steering wheel, figuratively*
Me: BROS BROS BROS1







1 A reference to a past running gag in the comic, and meant to express my hype
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: BenRG on 22 Mar 2021, 00:09
I had to sit down and think about this one for a while before I realised what was happening. I genuinely think that Clinton has just realised that Elliot didn't intend 'baking lessons' as a metaphor for a romantic relationship. That probably says a lot about Elliot, his self-confidence and his essential belief in what's going on right now.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 22 Mar 2021, 01:52
Can you hear that?
It’s the sound of Claire’s supersonic squee attack, echoing off the dimensional barrier…
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Mar 2021, 03:48
I had to sit down and think about this one for a while before I realised what was happening. I genuinely think that Clinton has just realised that Elliot didn't intend 'baking lessons' as a metaphor for a romantic relationship. That probably says a lot about Elliot, his self-confidence and his essential belief in what's going on right now.

i think it much more likely that elliot simply got lost in nervousness and the metaphor for a long moment. we've watched him do it before. all the body language and what intonations and choices we can read indicate that he does believe they're talking about a relationship, just.... he faltered.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Mar 2021, 03:50
i mean friday's strip literally has elliot saying that he was pretty sure it was a metaphor

also the way their hands keep drifting closer is killing me. in a good way
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: DaiJB on 22 Mar 2021, 08:04
Aaaand a minute after the last panel, Aurelia bursts in, in a frenzy of apologies for not detecting the sub-text earlier, which just makes things worse because Elliot has just overcome his nervousness and complied with Clinton's last request...     (Just my worst case scenario)*  :wink:

*Add your own WCS if you like  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Mar 2021, 09:08
D'AWWWWWW!

Just kiss, for the love of all things cinnamon swirled. That poor metaphor can't take it :D

I hear the voice of Scotty from the metaphor room, "Cap'n, this metaphor canna take much more!"
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: cybersmurf on 22 Mar 2021, 09:53
Oh my god, that "I have no idea what I'm doing!!!" tension is killing me. Mostly because I know that feeling all too well.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Elder Sign on 22 Mar 2021, 10:08
I don't know.  I sense another obstacle coming.  If they were going to kiss yet it would be the climactic point of the strip.

My instincts tend to indicate that Elliot, and possibly Clinton as well, is/are going to have last-minute second thoughts, spend a couple strips defusing them, then they'll have the moment everybody's been squeeeeing for right at the end of the week (or at some key number like #4500, which allows time for the tension/pressure to abate somewhat).

Bear in mind that Marten and Claire getting together was pretty drawn-out (no pun intended) for drama, and neither of them seemed to exhibit anywhere near the degree of anxiety currently involved.

I hear the voice of Scotty from the metaphor room, "Cap'n, this metaphor canna take much more!"

"We cannae change tha' laws o' webcomic physics!  We've got to ha'e five more strips!"
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 22 Mar 2021, 10:46
Many metaphors died to bring us this information
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: hedgie on 22 Mar 2021, 11:42
Bear in mind that Marten and Claire getting together was pretty drawn-out (no pun intended) for drama, and neither of them seemed to exhibit anywhere near the degree of anxiety currently involved.

I'd say that in that relationship, it was less "drama" that Jeph was after, but more trying to be hyper-careful for nothing to look forced, and to be done (perhaps too) carefully.  As bad as our culture is with LGB people, and their representation, two dudes kissing/boning/forming a healthy loving relationship are far more common and accepted than relationships with a cis-het person and a trans woman.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Elder Sign on 22 Mar 2021, 13:23
Bear in mind that Marten and Claire getting together was pretty drawn-out (no pun intended) for drama, and neither of them seemed to exhibit anywhere near the degree of anxiety currently involved.

I'd say that in that relationship, it was less "drama" that Jeph was after, but more trying to be hyper-careful for nothing to look forced, and to be done (perhaps too) carefully.  As bad as our culture is with LGB people, and their representation, two dudes kissing/boning/forming a healthy loving relationship are far more common and accepted than relationships with a cis-het person and a trans woman.

Right, I guess I kind of miswrote.  Marten and Claire getting together was supposed to be this big pivotal squee-heavy drama moment but in a positive and happy way.

That said, I think Jeph overdid the positive, happy, careful handling to the extent that the next hundred strips or so afterwards were nothing but wall-to-wall, uber-rainbows-and-unicorns, total all-consuming focus on the two of them that it got a bit much IMO.  But, then again, he was helping compensate for a lot of deeply flawed and/or biased popular culture out there.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: hedgie on 22 Mar 2021, 14:55
And of course, one should not worry.  Any happy couple in the QC-verse will soon embark on a bus to nowhere.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Mar 2021, 18:00
(https://i.imgur.com/WjpUafz.gif)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 22 Mar 2021, 18:02
It must be hard to draw folks kissing.

Liked the Spooky bit playing with Hercules too.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 22 Mar 2021, 18:10
Legend has it that the squees of Claire and Renee could be heard from Titan.

edit: wording
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: sitnspin on 22 Mar 2021, 19:01
Proud of you, Clinton. Good job.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 22 Mar 2021, 19:44
*Claire intensifies*
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: badbum61 on 22 Mar 2021, 20:01
Forum meltdown in 3... 2... 1...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: cybersmurf on 22 Mar 2021, 23:28
If this continues, Elliot is going to be too distraught for work. Or overflowing with glee. Only time will tell. And JJ.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: TheEternalPeanut on 23 Mar 2021, 06:57
I love how the forum just suggested exactly what I needed.
 :clairedoge:
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: questionablydiscontent on 23 Mar 2021, 08:50
I had to sit down and think about this one for a while before I realised what was happening. I genuinely think that Clinton has just realised that Elliot didn't intend 'baking lessons' as a metaphor for a romantic relationship. That probably says a lot about Elliot, his self-confidence and his essential belief in what's going on right now.
I mean, it's not? It's a metaphor for a SEXUAL relationship, which is a different aspect altogether. And I think Elliot's innuendo are pretty clear in that regard.

well okay not "clear" but serviceable anyway.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Roborat on 23 Mar 2021, 12:41
Well,  this explains why I just felt a great disturbance, like a million voices squeed out, then fainted in glee.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Christophelous on 23 Mar 2021, 18:12
Anyone else refreshing way too often to see what the aftermath of the kiss is going to be? Who wants to bet that Jeph cuts away from the action? IMO, odds favor the random "Steve eating cereal" cut scene, maybe with a bit of Melon thrown in
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 23 Mar 2021, 18:26
Comic's up.

Judging by the light outside, and knowing Elliot shows up for work fairly early in the morning, it's about six AM, meaning they've been making out for...

...it's comic time, not gonna think too hard about it.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Wombt on 23 Mar 2021, 18:27
Comic's up.

Judging by the light outside, and knowing Elliot shows up for work fairly early in the morning, it's about six AM, meaning they've been making out for...

...it's comic time, not gonna think too hard about it.
Elliot is late for his other job, the one at the bar.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 23 Mar 2021, 18:33
OK, that was adorable.

And Mom was probably sitting downstairs, timing them....
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 23 Mar 2021, 18:46
I'm loving the state of their hair, all messed up and everything. Clinton seems to have misplaced his glasses in the meantime as well :D
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 23 Mar 2021, 19:10
Elliot is late for his other job, the one at the bar.

Oh, right...that would certainly make more sense, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 23 Mar 2021, 22:00
;_; is good is good ;_;
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: cybersmurf on 23 Mar 2021, 23:39
I admit Dora and Hanners are right, tousled hair works for Clinton.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 23 Mar 2021, 23:42
I admit Dora and Hanners are right, tousled hair works for Clinton.


Ooh, nice callback!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: MrNumbers on 24 Mar 2021, 00:30
I ship this
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Thrillho on 24 Mar 2021, 04:29
On the good ship
Clint-iott
Took us twelve years
For the lips to lock

Messy hair, no-glasses Clinton is adorable. It is genuinely amazing to me that for a relatively straightforward art style, Jeph gets so much expression out of these characters. Also I think the panel layout is adding to the intimacy of it. I feel almost invasive reading it.

Now Elliott, go to work with a spring in your step, then meet Clinton afterwards and DO BUTT STUFF
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: BlueFatima on 24 Mar 2021, 11:39
I'm just going to say thank you for the brain bleach... Another of my favorite web comics is overloaded with drama. Normally I don't care one way or another about such things, but it had been heavily painful to me because of past trauma. I really needed to see this today.

Edit - Just want to let folks know... I'm so sorry. I'm not trying to stir stuff up or be overly personal. But I had a very bad mental health day yesterday, and I'm still having a tough one today. Haven't had a tough time like this in over a decade.

I'm a spiritual and domestic abuse survivor. My childhood was absolutely....surreal and kind of terrifying. But most people who meet me in RL have no clue about my past, and I am very careful about disclosing details because it always upsets people—especially those who care about me. I read self help books, did lots of therapy, and have done my damndest to learn how to be a functional, decent human being. I just want to be happy, live my life, be a good person, and love. And usually that's the case, too. Most of the things I went through feel like a story about someone else these days. And I thought I was beyond being triggered by stupid crap—even with the current crazyass politics and COVID. I was doing really well. I take good care of other people—including myself... But these past couple days have been a rough time.

Thank you for this sweet adorable story. I really mean it... It doesn't fix the world (not possible) or me (my responsibility), but it helps more than you can know. Reading web comics every morning has been one of the few normal things through all this disruptive hell for me. Thank you. And thank you, all, for this community.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 24 Mar 2021, 18:13
Internet hug if you want it, BlueFatima.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 24 Mar 2021, 18:14
Comic's up.

Aurelia does not beat around the bush. My guess it that Clinton is going to get grilled :D
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 24 Mar 2021, 18:43
Plus, them being at Elliot's work being all lovey dovey will make bouncing difficult.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Mar 2021, 21:00
Internet hug if you want it, BlueFatima.

The forum has a jar full of imaginary hugs for anybody who needs one.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: ihaveavoice on 25 Mar 2021, 00:41
I will laugh with utter glee if we come in tomorrow and Aurelia is telling Clinton not to be too clingy and that it's best to have some mystery in a relationship. "Don't just follow him to the bar - let him miss you!"
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 25 Mar 2021, 06:48
Internet hug if you want it, BlueFatima.

The forum has a jar full of imaginary hugs for anybody who needs one.

Murder some bubble-wrap.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Haneko on 25 Mar 2021, 10:46
I'm sure Aurelia just want to talk about realising that Clinton is Bi

buuut, it would be funny if she brought up that she found him hot
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Tyr on 25 Mar 2021, 14:25
AURELIA
Clinton. Son. You have first dibs... but if you don't put a claim on that boy, I will.

CLINTON
[General deep confusion noises]

Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Wingy on 25 Mar 2021, 14:42
Clinton. Son. You have first dibs...
I was thinking more in terms of a Clinton - Elliot - Aurelia polycule, but that gets ... weird.  Very weird, very quickly.  But I've heard of worse IRL.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: zisraelsen on 25 Mar 2021, 18:09
Comic's up!

Aurelia, what?
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 25 Mar 2021, 18:12
MommyMilkers420 is the 4th-ranked CSGO player in the world.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Tyr on 25 Mar 2021, 18:18
well... that's a thing that's in my head, now.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 25 Mar 2021, 18:23
And now Clinton wonders if he somehow stumbled into an alternate universe.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: St.Clair on 25 Mar 2021, 18:25
that, uh... that stream name... dang.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Shmee on 25 Mar 2021, 18:26
Who knew that the shocking coming out scene between Clinton and his mom would be... this
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: St.Clair on 25 Mar 2021, 18:30
And now Clinton wonders if he somehow stumbled into an alternate universe.

now that's just silly.  look around - same mom, same dog, same house, same favorite childhood book (the Bronsten Boars) on the shelf...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 25 Mar 2021, 18:52
I'm just going 'Wat' a bit. *lol*
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: cesium133 on 25 Mar 2021, 19:08
Aurelia: “So, Clinton, want to be on my OnlyFans Twitch steam?”

(Seriously, though, knowing nothing about what the kids are streaming these days, that’s where my mind went with the MommyMilkers420 moniker...)
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: mneme on 25 Mar 2021, 20:16
Aurelia continues to be a great/terrible mom.

At least she doesn't do porn!
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 25 Mar 2021, 20:21
...
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Magniras on 25 Mar 2021, 20:48
Of course Jeph would add a Vtuber character. This man has fallen down the hole hard.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Salty on 25 Mar 2021, 21:28
Oh god, of course Aurelia is a Vtuber.

Worse yet. She's one of the horny ones. Probably plays up the whole MILF angle, too.:bigclaireface:
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Shjade on 25 Mar 2021, 23:33
I can't help thinking Aurelia is pranking her son here, but I dunno, just as likely she's being serious. xD
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: BenRG on 26 Mar 2021, 00:27
Aurelia is having a second adolescence or is she? How young was she when Claire was born? That hasn't been answered and it makes me wonder if she didn't really get to enjoy young adulthood the first time around.

And now Clinton wonders if he somehow stumbled into an alternate universe.

I'm pretty sure that he did. All the Secret Bakery characters and their contacts outside the old main core cast seem to have all been mildly rejigged (although generally not enough to call it a soft reboot of the characters) as of Renee and Brun's moving-in party.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 26 Mar 2021, 01:29
even outside of that, she's in a new life. we have room for new lives over our lifetimes.

some people get playful with theirs
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Wingy on 26 Mar 2021, 04:38
And Clinton is wound tightly enough that he's not ready to face the fact that "Mom" has another life in play.  Yet.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 26 Mar 2021, 10:12
It's never too late to have a happy adolescence.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Haneko on 26 Mar 2021, 10:26
What are the chances that Claire or Clinton already saw their mom streaming, and didn't realize it was her?
I mean, they spend enough time on the internet, I don't think it's impossible
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 26 Mar 2021, 12:53
Judging by Clinton's reaction here, it seems unlikely that he already knew, but I sort of get the feeling that Claire would have come across her at some point.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Dinaverg on 26 Mar 2021, 14:24
Judging by Clinton's reaction here, it seems unlikely that he already knew, but I sort of get the feeling that Claire would have come across her at some point.

I think this is one of those things where their brain would block out the possibility. 'gee, this character has such a comforting voice, like I've known them all my life...

how unusual! *continues watching*'
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: hedgie on 26 Mar 2021, 15:13
I have the feeling that her group play tauren.  There are some udderly silly character names there.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: neurocase on 26 Mar 2021, 18:51
And Clinton is wound tightly enough that he's not ready to face the fact that "Mom" has another life in play.  Yet.
I'm not tightly wound, but I feel like there would be an element of horror if I found out my mom had a stream name like THAT  :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: TV4Fun on 26 Mar 2021, 18:51
Clinton in panel 5 is me the day my mom added me on Facebook.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: cybersmurf on 27 Mar 2021, 01:44
Aurelia is having a second adolescence or is she? How young was she when Claire was born? That hasn't been answered and it makes me wonder if she didn't really get to enjoy young adulthood the first time around.

Well, in my head, Aurelia is now in her mid 40s, or late 40s, so roughly twice as old as her offspring.
And yeah, this looks like second adolescence, or mid-life crisis, or "finally I can do whatever!"
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 27 Mar 2021, 02:26
What are the chances that Claire or Clinton already saw their mom streaming, and didn't realize it was her?
I mean, they spend enough time on the internet, I don't think it's impossible

impossible? no, not impossible. but like...an effectively uncountable amount of people stream right now, in our reality. let alone in the qc-verse with the singularity et al. we're talking far smaller than needles in haystacks, here
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Oenone on 28 Mar 2021, 06:11
Maybe she doesn’t know what it means??? 😳 :psyduck: 😳
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: BenRG on 28 Mar 2021, 08:12
Maybe she doesn’t know what it means??? 😳 :psyduck: 😳

I find that improbable given how Aurelia has been increasingly characterised since she came out as a keen bass player.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: St.Clair on 28 Mar 2021, 18:13
*looks at Monday's comic*

 :-o

She knows.
Title: Re: WCDT strips 4486 to 4490 (22th-26th March 2021)
Post by: Gyrre on 29 Mar 2021, 04:27
And Clinton is wound tightly enough that he's not ready to face the fact that "Mom" has another life in play.  Yet.
I'm not tightly wound, but I feel like there would be an element of horror if I found out my mom had a stream name like THAT  :psyduck:

100% understandable.
Thankfully for me, the odds of that are next to impossible.