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Title: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 04 Apr 2021, 17:39
Happy Easter!

(I'm posting Sunday...)
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 04 Apr 2021, 18:27
https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4496

Comics's up!

Never make avatar choices while REALLY high.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 04 Apr 2021, 20:13
Still, Aurelia's reasoning DID make sense.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Oenone on 04 Apr 2021, 21:46
Lol I hope I have as much fun during my second adolescence as Aurelia seems to be having.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Thrillho on 05 Apr 2021, 05:38
Aurelia doing this with her life now that her children are adults is pretty much a key reason why I never want to have children
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Oenone on 05 Apr 2021, 08:22
Do you think it’s just the no kids thing? I think part of it is the “no fucks given” attitude I’ve seen a lot of women develop in their 40s
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Thrillho on 05 Apr 2021, 09:16
Well, why exactly did they need to give fucks before 40?

I know that there are vast numbers of reasons but 'being a parent' or seeming appealing to people in order to become one definitely influence how many fucks a lot of people give.

I will admit though I am being presumptuous.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: hedgie on 05 Apr 2021, 10:03
Usually, one gives fucks before becoming a parent.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 05 Apr 2021, 13:10
Afterwards as well, most of the time.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: hedgie on 05 Apr 2021, 14:25
Heh.  If the Pythons have taught me anything, is that the Catholics spawn hundreds of children per couple, because they don’t believe in birth control.  Protestants have only a couple of children, despite condoms and the like being okay, but sex being bad.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: SpanielBear on 05 Apr 2021, 15:11
Heh.  If the Pythons have taught me anything, is that the Catholics spawn hundreds of children per couple, because they don’t believe in birth control.  Protestants have only a couple of children, despite condoms and the like being okay, but sex being bad.

That’s why the English school system makes sure to emphasise the importance of foreplay...
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 05 Apr 2021, 18:13
New comic!

OF COURSE she is. I sense shenanigans in the future :D
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: zioninavision on 05 Apr 2021, 18:41
honestly this is one of the bigger reveals between both QC and Alice Grove!! 

Maybe Yay already knows about this if they have checked, or Dale and Marigold among others may have sometimes watched her streams without full knowledge, but really this is a very big secret that will probably be to the delight and surprise of much of the cast!!

this is much better than i was wondering!!!  What will even happen now??  Jeph is very good at introducing new and beautifully weird new plot elements.  from re-reading, although i am about two years out from where we are now, it seems like it has been a while since a new story for Marigold and Dale!  of course, this has been going on for a while based on the subscriber amount mentioned by Aurelia!! :) :) 
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 05 Apr 2021, 19:03
Ha! Tho it would have been funnier if it had been more unexpected. Like Marten. ;)
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Rincewind on 05 Apr 2021, 19:11
I can see no possible way that this could go worng. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 05 Apr 2021, 19:16
ahem

lolololol
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: DaiJB on 05 Apr 2021, 19:38
 :facepalm:  How could this go pear-shaped? Let me count the ways...

edit: So Marigold is Burger Oni ("Of course she is")
So, now I want to know who SexDrawer69 is...
I mean - chances are, we know them too, right?  :wink:
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Magniras on 05 Apr 2021, 21:01
What if this is all just an elaborate lead-up to Jeph announcing his own debut?
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: BenRG on 05 Apr 2021, 23:16
For some reason, I think that this is all going to go horribly wrong in a basically unintentionally comedic way. Has Clinton ever had a fangirl gush at him? If not, how will he handle it this time?

Also: Of course, Marigold has her own weird vtube persona. However, something tells me that 'Burger Oni' might bring with her their own incorrect assumptions and expectations that Marigold can't live up to. Also, I'm  trying to work out what's happening in panel 4. My best guess is that Marigold and Dale like to do things with her 'in character'.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: MattStriker on 06 Apr 2021, 01:31
The thicc plottens.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: traroth on 06 Apr 2021, 03:14
All of a sudden, all those characters have an intense online activity which we didn't knew anything about. That's a bit weird.

It makes sense, because in that aspect, the comic was derivating further and further from our world, in which everybody is constantly online, so I suspect JJ wanted to kind of catch up.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Thrillho on 06 Apr 2021, 04:12
How much do you mention your online life to your lifespace friends?
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: APersonAmI on 06 Apr 2021, 05:04
I'll admit, this comic took me several reads to parce, and I'm still unclear on some of it. What I think is happening:

Aurelia and Clinton are streaming Mario or something while high.
Marigold is watching the stream and thinks Clinton is cute.
I'm not entirely sure what panel 4 is meant to say, but I think it may be just foreshadowing for the reveal that Marigold is BurgerOni?
Marigold asks Dale to make the commenters behave while she streams.
And finally, BurgerOni asks if Aurelia and Clinton want to... meet over a Discord call? Or something?
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 06 Apr 2021, 06:59
All of a sudden, all those characters have an intense online activity which we didn't knew anything about. That's a bit weird.
Uhhh…?
Marigold and Dale have been online gaming turbo nerds since their very beginning. Their whole original interaction was a silly feud over being on opposite player factions in WoW.

Clinton doesn’t count because he’s been roped into this by his mom, and Aurelia’s whole bit for quite a while has been a midlife crisis/second teenagerdom.

Who else are you talking about that qualifies as “all these” exactly?
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 06 Apr 2021, 07:45
:facepalm:  How could this go pear-shaped? Let me count the ways...

edit: So Marigold is Burger Oni ("Of course she is")
So, now I want to know who SexDrawer69 is...
I mean - chances are, we know them too, right?  :wink:

Hint: who else do we know in this comic who can draw?
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: BenRG on 06 Apr 2021, 07:50
:facepalm:  How could this go pear-shaped? Let me count the ways...

It's fairly simple. Marigold and Clinton meet at the Horrible Revelation to talk about just how weird the vtuber scene is. For purely psychotropic reasons, Clinton is more relaxed than usual and really has a good time with Marigold. Elliot sees them and, being Elliot, assumes that Clinton has met his One True Love (which comes as news to Clinton and Marigold later on).

Much angst, misunderstanding and drama ensues.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Aegir on 06 Apr 2021, 08:26
All of a sudden, all those characters have an intense online activity which we didn't knew anything about. That's a bit weird.

It makes sense, because in that aspect, the comic was derivating further and further from our world, in which everybody is constantly online, so I suspect JJ wanted to kind of catch up.
It's weird too because Twitch got to the level of where it would be conceivable that someone other than a huge gamer nerd would have heard of it because of the pandemic, which did not befall the QC-verse. Pretty much everyone these days is far more online than they were 13 months ago.

I know it would be sort of weird in a different way to show them all dealing with the pandemic and have them just in their apartments talking to each other on Zoom or something, but the fact is the pandemic has drastically altered the world as we know it and will have a permanent impact on society.  QC in its attempt to remain contemporary will therefore inevitably be influenced by the pandemic, but without a pandemic actually occurring. Sort of strange.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Christophelous on 06 Apr 2021, 09:59
Also, I'm  trying to work out what's happening in panel 4. My best guess is that Marigold and Dale like to do things with her 'in character'.

Went back and looked, and I noticed the glasses. It'd be real easy to do "things" in character if those glasses could help...
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Pilchard123 on 06 Apr 2021, 10:33
Panels 3/4 I see as Dale wondering what vtubers look like IRL and Marigold saying he knows that about at least one - not necessarily anything about doing things in character. I think the (eyebrow waggle, smirk coquettishly) "you know what I look like" has an unspoken "in more ways than others".
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 06 Apr 2021, 14:17
That was pretty much my interpretation as well.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: ischaemia on 06 Apr 2021, 14:49
All of a sudden, all those characters have an intense online activity which we didn't knew anything about. That's a bit weird.
I'd like to think of it less as sudden and more as the characters continuing their lives outside of the panels; we just were focused on different glimpses of other elements of their continuous lives, and now we have the leisure to focus on this fragment of it.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 06 Apr 2021, 17:11
It fits with earlier bits. Both Dale and Marigold were gamers in earlier strips...
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 06 Apr 2021, 18:30
New comic.

Awww, cute sparkly Elliot! It looks like he has fireflies dancing around his head.

Freaking out about a new relationship seems like par for the course to me. "Yay, make outs! Now all I have to do is NOT MESS IT UP".
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 06 Apr 2021, 18:57
Yup, that's adorbs.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 06 Apr 2021, 18:58
 :parrot: :parrot: :parrot: :parrot: :parrot: :parrot: :parrot: :parrot: :parrot: :parrot: :parrot: :parrot: :parrot:
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 06 Apr 2021, 19:02
"I know that face. That's your 'screaming internally' face."
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Salty on 06 Apr 2021, 21:15
I do so enjoy a bait-and-switch!
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: BenRG on 06 Apr 2021, 23:06
I'm not sure if Jeph could more clearly signal about the content for the following few weeks. What he's saying is that: Self-sabotage is on the way. Mistakes are going to be made. Hilarity will ensue. Hard lessons will be learned.

If I also may add, at the very least, Marigold and Clinton are going to wonder how having a beer with a new friend can be interpreted as being an 'OTP'. However, they may rightly wish to blame over-exposure to cheap romcoms and shounen animé for a romantic mind. Also, in Elliot's case, a reflexive expectation that things will go wrong that possibly indicates therapy is required.


EDIT
'Or'? I meant 'also'!
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: ihaveavoice on 07 Apr 2021, 02:03
I think it's more likely that what's coming is one of QC's classic anxiety-defusing friend conversations, which are a favorite part of the comic for me. Especially if it involves more cuteness from Elliot's thoughts!  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Oenone on 07 Apr 2021, 03:48
BRun
BRUN
Who and what else was on that chart???
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Marco on 07 Apr 2021, 06:48
BRun
BRUN
Who and what else was on that chart???

Maybe this: https://www.questionablecontent.net/cast/castchart.jpg (https://www.questionablecontent.net/cast/castchart.jpg).
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Aegir on 07 Apr 2021, 09:49
Text post from Jeph below today's comic: "remember when my comic wasn't about vtubers with horrific avatars? Yeah me neither"

So people who from last week's thread who don't understand why I found them disturbing - Jeph intentionally drew them that way.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: TheEternalPeanut on 07 Apr 2021, 13:36
Maybe this: https://www.questionablecontent.net/cast/castchart.jpg (https://www.questionablecontent.net/cast/castchart.jpg).

I can't wait for an update to this chart with both Clinton-Elliot, and Marigold-Aurelia connections
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 07 Apr 2021, 18:42
Comic up.

I now have this mental vision of the Cheshire Cat saying 'we're all freaking out on the inside here'
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Salty on 07 Apr 2021, 18:56
Good old "shit, I actually want to keep this one"
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 07 Apr 2021, 19:15
Yup, that's a thing...
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: DaiJB on 07 Apr 2021, 19:41
I hope that's just friendly chatting and not chatting up...

NO Dan, please don't turn into a real Shitty Dan...
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Gyrre on 07 Apr 2021, 21:16
:facepalm:  How could this go pear-shaped? Let me count the ways...

edit: So Marigold is Burger Oni ("Of course she is")
So, now I want to know who SexDrawer69 is...
I mean - chances are, we know them too, right?  :wink:

Hint: who else do we know in this comic who can draw?
Going by the username, I'm guessing it's some with blue hair.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Oenone on 07 Apr 2021, 21:35
I thought SD69 might be Momo since it sounded like Momo sometimes moderated the MM chat.




Gosh gosh GOSH if Renee self sabotages because of anxiety!!!!! My nerves can’t take this  :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: sitnspin on 07 Apr 2021, 21:39
Once you accept that all relationships are temporary and thus inevitably end, it is much easier to live in the now.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: BenRG on 07 Apr 2021, 23:10
There are nots of variations on the ancient phrase 'surgeon heal thyself'. In this case, it's pretty obvious that Dan is causing Renee some anxiety. I wasn't sure at first why, assuming that she was worried that, like that previous hook-up we saw, she was afraid that he found Brun more attractive than he did her. Then someone reminded me of the time limit (and do you realise that we're less than half-way through a week in the past six months?). Dan will need to go home at some point and I don't think that Renee is at all happy at the thought of not having him around anymore.

In the end, it's all about courage for both of them, isn't it? To dare their own anxieties and try to seize something that makes them happy and something that  they want.

So, if Renee gets on a bus with Dan, will she be missed? Will she ever come back?
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 07 Apr 2021, 23:32


Hint: who else do we know in this comic who can draw?
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Going by the username, I'm guessing it's some with blue hair.
Or Sam?
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: SubaruStephen on 07 Apr 2021, 23:49
“We’re all kind of freaking out inside.”

That’s my default mode.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Gyrre on 07 Apr 2021, 23:59


Hint: who else do we know in this comic who can draw?
Going by the username, I'm guessing it's some with blue hair.
Or Sam?
[/quote]

I figured Sam's would be something to do with herpetology. Also, she's like 12? I really hope her username isn't 'sexdrawer69', and I doubt Jeph would do that because it'd be super creepy.

EDIT: got the username in-comic wrong (thinking of a tumblrite). But my point still stands.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 08 Apr 2021, 00:17
It would be funny if May was the mystery artist. Has it ever been mentioned that she can draw? Then again, you don't have to be good at drawing to create fan art...


EDIT: oooh, it might be Tilly (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3613)!
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: ankhtahr on 08 Apr 2021, 01:44
Oof, Renee is so screwed. For the rest of the week, anyway. (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2079)

:clairedoge:
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: jesslc on 08 Apr 2021, 02:40
I'm pretty sure Sam is at least 14 by now. But personally I think it's very unlikely that she's the fan artist. I can't think of anyone else in the strip who can draw though.

I do like how Elliot recognises that Renee's advice is just as much about her trying to convince herself as it is an attempt to reassure him.

I hope Renee doesn’t get put on a bus with Dan. I've enjoyed it when she's been in the strip lately and one of my very favourite characters (Brun) would probably be pretty sad if her best friend moved out of town.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: St.Clair on 08 Apr 2021, 03:19
I've been trying to tell myself this a lot lately, sometimes in almost exactly the same words Renee uses here.
Sometimes it works.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 08 Apr 2021, 04:43
Faye can probably definitely draw. She attended art college and basic draftsmanship is part of many courses, plus she does plan her sculptures.
Whether she’d be the one drawing Vtuber pr0n on the other hand, I have my doubts.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: BenRG on 08 Apr 2021, 05:07
Controversial prediction:
The mysterious artist is not one of the cast and will never be mentioned or even alluded to ever again.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: cesium133 on 08 Apr 2021, 05:47
Don’t want to bother finding it at the moment, but Tai has been shown drawing in the past. I recall one comic where she’s drawing a logo for her music business.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 08 Apr 2021, 07:48
Bubbles once finished a spray that Sam had begun. We have the blackboard art at Coffee of Doom.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Oenone on 08 Apr 2021, 17:37
Once you accept that all relationships are temporary and thus inevitably end, it is much easier to live in the now.

 :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: sitnspin on 08 Apr 2021, 17:57
:psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck:
I have literally no idea what this means.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 08 Apr 2021, 18:14
New comic.

Nice role reversal between Renee and Elliot, with him being the cheerleader and her being the one dragging her feet :)
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: shanejayell on 08 Apr 2021, 19:09
Speaking of Angus, has he ever re-appeared?
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 08 Apr 2021, 19:17
I don't recall seeing him after Faye ended the relationship.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: de_la_Nae on 08 Apr 2021, 19:20
(https://i.imgur.com/2apsqYD.png)

I think it's only fair to make sure this section of the forum knows that there are very few of you that I wouldn't cut for this man.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Gyrre on 08 Apr 2021, 21:08
Let's see..... Northampton, MA to NYC is 2 hours, 46 minutes this time of night. Doing the 2 hour, 31 minutes drive from Prak City, KS to OKC was hard enough of a long distance relationship.
Here's hoping Dan lives closer.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Gyrre on 08 Apr 2021, 21:10
:psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck:
I have literally no idea what this means.

Whether it's 'til death do we part' or for some other reason, a relationship will end at some point given enough time.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: St.Clair on 08 Apr 2021, 22:50
Renee, pondering the important questions.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: sitnspin on 08 Apr 2021, 22:58
:psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck:
I have literally no idea what this means.

Whether it's 'til death do we part' or for some other reason, a relationship will end at some point given enough time.
Yeah, I know. That's what I was saying. It's the weird duck emojis I don't understand.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: BenRG on 08 Apr 2021, 23:02
Renee, let's put it this way. If Dan really wants to make this last and is willing to work with you to that end, I'm pretty sure that the nookie session will happen naturally as a consequence of that. If he isn't interested in prolonging it... do you really want to make things hurt that much more by exposing your heart one more time?

I wonder if Elliot realises the irony that he is encouraging Renee to take a chance on Dan when taking a chance on a relationship is something so difficult for him to accept that he can risk doing? Nah. No, people don't think like that.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Farideh on 09 Apr 2021, 00:16
Giving advice is so much easier than taking it.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 09 Apr 2021, 01:04
:psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck:
I have literally no idea what this means.

Whether it's 'til death do we part' or for some other reason, a relationship will end at some point given enough time.
Yeah, I know. That's what I was saying. It's the weird duck emojis I don't understand.
That’s the Pokémon Psyduck that has a crippling memory problem because it forgets things in order to use it’s most powerful psychic attacks. It is therefore perpetually confused by the sudden appearance of things it doesn’t remember being there before, like the opponent, it’s trainer, or the occasional tree.

I believe the intent was to convey a complete lack of understanding of your post.

Personally I think it’s a fascinating study on how English is slowly assimilating ideographic language concepts… 
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: BenRG on 09 Apr 2021, 01:10
Personally I think it’s a fascinating study on how English is slowly assimilating ideographic language concepts…

Although the fact that these are not yet universally accepted as to have the same meanings by all users actually makes it less easy to understand.

Regional and generational dialects in the use of emojis? PhD Languages dissertation come to papa!
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 09 Apr 2021, 01:24
Personally I think it’s a fascinating study on how English is slowly assimilating ideographic language concepts…

Although the fact that these are not yet universally accepted as to have the same meanings by all users actually makes it less easy to understand.

Regional and generational dialects in the use of emojis? PhD Languages dissertation come to papa!
Oh yes, but regional differences exist with regular English words and expressions already so that’s just business as usual. See “tabling a discussion” and what it actually means on the left and right sides of the pond for example.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: ihaveavoice on 09 Apr 2021, 03:39
Let's see..... Northampton, MA to NYC is 2 hours, 46 minutes this time of night. Doing the 2 hour, 31 minutes drive from Prak City, KS to OKC was hard enough of a long distance relationship.
Here's hoping Dan lives closer.

Entirely unrelated to your or Renee's relationships, it's always wild to be reminded how differently driving distance/time is viewed on the east vs. west coasts. That kind of drive time equates to being only a county away here rather than crossing entire states, so it's something lots of us would shrug off doing every weekend for awhile. Makes me think of this funny family story where my west coast grandparents took my east coast grandparents up to some other California location for a day trip and they were sitting there like omgwhenarewegettingoutofthiscar :psyduck:

And I think Psyduck's facial expression kinda says it all: like an "oh man/oh jeez!!" kinda deal. It doesn't have to have anything to do with confusion divorced from the original context of the show, and I wouldn't interpret it that way in the case of that response to the "all relationships end" sentiment. I'd just read that as a lighthearted "YIKES!!"

Personally I think it’s a fascinating study on how English is slowly assimilating ideographic language concepts…

Although the fact that these are not yet universally accepted as to have the same meanings by all users actually makes it less easy to understand.

Regional and generational dialects in the use of emojis? PhD Languages dissertation come to papa!
Oh yes, but regional differences exist with regular English words and expressions already so that’s just business as usual. See “tabling a discussion” and what it actually means on the left and right sides of the pond for example.

Hey, thanks for the learning, Mr_Rose! I googled to confirm my guess that it actually meant a discussion is on the table over there, as opposed to the US meaning of setting the topic aside temporarily, and now I know an interesting slang difference!  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Cypher on 09 Apr 2021, 03:45
"Is Dan cooler than Angus"- Sure, Angus bears some of the blame (although what, he was supposed to just throw away his life's ambition?) but I'd have to say Faye did play quite a big part in the collapse of the relationship, just saying... I mean, what was Angus REALLY supposed to say when she said "I know I should be happy for you, but I'm not" then stared blankly into thin air? "Oh, he didn't TRY hard enough"- if he'd kept pushing everyone would say "he's out of line, he should take no for an answer" etc etc.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Oenone on 09 Apr 2021, 04:16
I posted Psyduck emojis because I wanted to highlight that telling someone anxious about a fictional relationship that ALZl relationships end is likely to amp up the anxiety, not reduce it. It is indeed a lighthearted YIKES!!
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: sitnspin on 09 Apr 2021, 06:06
I suppose. I'm just stating how I learned to stop agonising over it. Mindfulness of the impermanence of all things is a powerful tool.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Ghanima Atreides on 09 Apr 2021, 07:25
2-3 hour drive? They could see each other once a week at a minimum until something more permanent could be arranged. My boyfriend and I lived across Europe from one another and saw each other 3 times a YEAR - for 5 years until we could finally move in together. So, I don't see the problem here.  :roll:
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Thrillho on 09 Apr 2021, 07:37
2-3 hour drive? They could see each other once a week at a minimum until something more permanent could be arranged. My boyfriend and I lived across Europe from one another and saw each other 3 times a YEAR - for 5 years until we could finally move in together. So, I don't see the problem here.  :roll:

I have done similar repeatedly before and I hated it. It definitely isn't for everyone.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Pilchard123 on 09 Apr 2021, 11:17
Personally I think it’s a fascinating study on how English is slowly assimilating ideographic language concepts…

In a similar vein (click to enlarge):

(https://i.imgur.com/S4Oux9I.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ne7bkly.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/7Yax4Oi.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/aeIEX2Z.png)
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Oenone on 09 Apr 2021, 15:33
"Is Dan cooler than Angus"- Sure, Angus bears some of the blame (although what, he was supposed to just throw away his life's ambition?) but I'd have to say Faye did play quite a big part in the collapse of the relationship, just saying... I mean, what was Angus REALLY supposed to say when she said "I know I should be happy for you, but I'm not" then stared blankly into thin air? "Oh, he didn't TRY hard enough"- if he'd kept pushing everyone would say "he's out of line, he should take no for an answer" etc etc.

Also you are not obligated to try when someone says something that passive aggressive to you. Like, I’m not sure I’d have gotten angry, but it’s just a really hurtful, shitty thing to say.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Ghanima Atreides on 10 Apr 2021, 02:58
2-3 hour drive? They could see each other once a week at a minimum until something more permanent could be arranged. My boyfriend and I lived across Europe from one another and saw each other 3 times a YEAR - for 5 years until we could finally move in together. So, I don't see the problem here.  :roll:

I have done similar repeatedly before and I hated it. It definitely isn't for everyone.

I guess within driving distance barely feels like long distance to me  :laugh: But you're right, it's not easy, and not for everyone, especially when the relationship is just one week old.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Apr 2021, 04:20
2-3 hour drive? They could see each other once a week at a minimum until something more permanent could be arranged. My boyfriend and I lived across Europe from one another and saw each other 3 times a YEAR - for 5 years until we could finally move in together. So, I don't see the problem here.  :roll:

I have done similar repeatedly before and I hated it. It definitely isn't for everyone.

I guess within driving distance barely feels like long distance to me  :laugh: But you're right, it's not easy, and not for everyone, especially when the relationship is just one week old.

Driving distance is a long way if you don't both drive!
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: jwhouk on 10 Apr 2021, 06:38
I can drive for about two hours and still be in the same county - especially if I use surface streets.

IIRC, its roughly an hour drive from Milwaukee to Madison, via I-94; and about two hours to Green Bay by I-43 (a bit longer by I-41).
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 10 Apr 2021, 19:22
Attitudes differ from place to place in the US. It may even have been here that I read about someone from Montana asking a friend from Rhode Island in hushed tones "It is true you can drive across the entire state in less than a day?".
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: sitnspin on 10 Apr 2021, 20:53
Hell, I can walk across RI in less than a day.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: hedgie on 10 Apr 2021, 21:31
Even though California is pretty large, when I lived in SF, I always thought of going to the East Bay as a day trip.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: stayctee on 11 Apr 2021, 06:49
2-3 hour drive? They could see each other once a week at a minimum until something more permanent could be arranged. My boyfriend and I lived across Europe from one another and saw each other 3 times a YEAR - for 5 years until we could finally move in together. So, I don't see the problem here.  :roll:

I have done similar repeatedly before and I hated it. It definitely isn't for everyone.

I guess within driving distance barely feels like long distance to me  :laugh: But you're right, it's not easy, and not for everyone, especially when the relationship is just one week old.

Also, if you live in a city two hours of driving is nothing. I wouldn't consider two hours of driving away as really "long distance". Hell you could drive there after work for a quick booty call if you really wanted to. I feel like a relationship that can't survive that is kind of failing for other reasons, like laziness? This is assuming both people have cars though.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 11 Apr 2021, 08:05
Even less a problem if they can find a motel midway between them.
Title: Re: WCDT 4496-4500 (5th April through 9th April, 2021)
Post by: Tova on 11 Apr 2021, 13:59
Speaking of long distances, if this lengthy conversation is still about the Faye and Angus breakup, I'd suggest going back and re-reading.

Spoiler alert: it wasn't about the distance.