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Title: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: badbum61 on 13 Jun 2021, 20:42
Internet Jerry sounds ever so slightly dodgy...so there's a decent chance Gallonsize's new chassis won't last the distance, and he'll have to re-inhabit his old one? 
</grasping at straws>

(sorry, no poll - I'll leave that to the more experienced thread starters)
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: QuestionableIntentions on 13 Jun 2021, 21:07
See? Pintsize' form may change, but not his wacky highjinks.

I'm foreseeing humorous complications with that dodgy body.

Maybe it's been stolen?
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: DaiJB on 13 Jun 2021, 21:43
So Pintsize buys bodies from the back of some guy's van - of course he does, what else would a Pintsize do?  :laugh:

Ooo, I hope he did a good malware check first  :facepalm: 
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Litch on 13 Jun 2021, 22:58
Wait! I want to find out more about Willow's Ass
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Farideh on 14 Jun 2021, 01:35
Knowing Pintsize he'd welcome some nice malware
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gyrre on 14 Jun 2021, 04:37
I'm more concerned about Amazon Pete's clients and how he got his nickname.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 14 Jun 2021, 06:27
"old abandoned mall"  ( soundtrack gets creepy )
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: shanejayell on 14 Jun 2021, 06:38
Somehow I'm not surprised.  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Jun 2021, 06:40
I'm more concerned about Amazon Pete's clients and how he got his nickname.
I’m pretty sure Amazon Pete got that name because he sells on Amazon. My experience with Amazon recently suggests buying stuff from there is way sketchier than buying from a van in front of an abandoned mall.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: John Allenson on 14 Jun 2021, 06:52
Maybe Pintsize may want to have Bubbles check out his new chassis for issues.  Not Faye.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: _Islanio on 14 Jun 2021, 11:55
so there's a decent chance Gallonsize's new chassis won't last the distance

What if it's a stolen body, and the police comes after it?  :meh:
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: hedgie on 14 Jun 2021, 13:19
Or, perhaps the body quickly dumped *by* a criminal evading the cops?
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Torlek on 14 Jun 2021, 17:50
Or, perhaps the body quickly dumped *by* a criminal evading the cops?

Now you've opened up the can of worms in which reside the civil forfeiture laws..."This body may have been involved in the commission of a criminal act so it is being confiscated as state's evidence."
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Farideh on 14 Jun 2021, 18:45
New comic.

I can understand the appeal of the jiggle testing machine. We recently bought a robot vacuum that also mops, and seeing the device shake its behind while it's mopping is hilarious :D
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 14 Jun 2021, 18:53
Where does one acquire a dildo ballista? Asking for a friend.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: awkwardness on 14 Jun 2021, 19:16
Where does one acquire a dildo ballista? Asking for a friend.

Sadly, you have to use off-the-shelf ballistas but they work surprisingly well at both getting out aggression as well as entertaining you. Plus it cuts down on the trips to the gym!
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: awkwardness on 14 Jun 2021, 19:18
This company might be the funnest place to work as it gets a lot of aggression and suppressed feelings out while paying you to do something that's easy yet frowned upon by uptight people.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 14 Jun 2021, 19:20
I note that the cannon lacks a recoil mechanism, but it has a muzzle brake.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 14 Jun 2021, 19:49
Okay, burning question. Does Applied Dildonics actually sell its sex toys, or do they just manufacture them for the sole purpose of destroying them in exciting ways?
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: shanejayell on 14 Jun 2021, 19:59
THAT'S a thing. *lol*
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gyrre on 14 Jun 2021, 20:46
Where does one acquire a dildo ballista? Asking for a friend.

Sadly, you have to use off-the-shelf ballistas but they work surprisingly well at both getting out aggression as well as entertaining you. Plus it cuts down on the trips to the gym!

Jörg Sprave could probably whip one up.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Jun 2021, 23:03
(sorry, no poll - I'll leave that to the more experienced thread starters)

I can add one. Would you like me to?
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: DaiJB on 15 Jun 2021, 02:05
Where does one acquire a dildo ballista? Asking for a friend.

Sadly, you have to use off-the-shelf ballistas but they work surprisingly well at both getting out aggression as well as entertaining you. Plus it cuts down on the trips to the gym!

Jörg Sprave could probably whip one up.

Or tell Colin Furze, this sort of thing would be right up his alley...
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: _Islanio on 15 Jun 2021, 05:13
Where does one acquire a dildo ballista? Asking for a friend.

Sadly, you have to use off-the-shelf ballistas but they work surprisingly well at both getting out aggression as well as entertaining you. Plus it cuts down on the trips to the gym!

Jörg Sprave could probably whip one up.
"This is the instant dildolas. Let me show you its features!"
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Wingy on 15 Jun 2021, 10:37
Knowing Pintsize he'd welcome some nice malware
The last time he ran into Malware, it took Marigold's skills to get him cleaned out.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: hedgie on 15 Jun 2021, 11:06
"Crump"?
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Roborat on 15 Jun 2021, 11:15
That looks like a fun tour, kinda want to go on it myself.  Also, I really want to open that locker with the "do not open" sticker.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 15 Jun 2021, 19:02
Comic's up.

Okay, here's a poll idea: would having an automatic steamed milk dispenser attached to your torso be really awesome or really inconvenient?
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: awkwardness on 15 Jun 2021, 19:06
I note that the cannon lacks a recoil mechanism, but it has a muzzle brake.

It's compressed air so probably doesn't need it...they want all of the force going forward for the testing so recoil probably isn't wanted or needed there. Plus it's a heavy base bolted directly to the concrete floor so the base and floor are absorbing the shock.

Comic's up.

Okay, here's a poll idea: would having an automatic steamed milk dispenser attached to your torso be really awesome or really inconvenient?

...wouldn't that get hot and scald the rest of the milk or is it in a separate insulated teet?
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: shanejayell on 15 Jun 2021, 19:06
Clinton: "WHAT."
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Scarlet Manuka on 15 Jun 2021, 19:08
Comic's up.

Okay, here's a poll idea: would having an automatic steamed milk dispenser attached to your torso be really awesome or really inconvenient?

I think I'd vote for "really dangerous".
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gus_Smedstad on 15 Jun 2021, 19:48
Lewis Black has a bit where he explains that there's no such thing as Almond Milk, because "there ain't no almond titties!"

Apparently he was mistaken.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: badbum61 on 15 Jun 2021, 19:52
(sorry, no poll - I'll leave that to the more experienced thread starters)

I can add one. Would you like me to?

Please feel free!
I'd LOVE to know what the other teats do...
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: St.Clair on 15 Jun 2021, 19:57
Don't ask questions you don't want to hear the answers to.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Mordhaus on 15 Jun 2021, 20:07
Which one dispenses Chocolate Milk?  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Farideh on 15 Jun 2021, 20:10
Top left: chocolate milk
Top right: whipped cream
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 Jun 2021, 20:34
She's getting revenge on him for something he did as a kid, isn't she.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: awkwardness on 15 Jun 2021, 21:59
She's getting revenge on him for something he did as a kid, isn't she.

Nah, she's overcompensating for being abused for years by her ex...the fact that it irks Clinton in the cutest way possible that only a mom could get at is a fringe benefit ;)
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Shjade on 16 Jun 2021, 00:54
Was not expecting to find out Clinton's mom is More Online than I am, but there it is.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 16 Jun 2021, 08:42
Because almond milk looks totally different from regular milk. That's why.

Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 16 Jun 2021, 09:44
Lewis Black has a bit where he explains that there's no such thing as Almond Milk, because "there ain't no almond titties!"
Didn’t some idiot try to get something along these lines passed into law a while back? In one of the southern us states, I mean.
Something about consumer confusion over the origins of almond milk vs cow’s milk…
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gus_Smedstad on 16 Jun 2021, 12:04
My understanding was that it wasn't so much idiocy, so much as commercial interest. That is, lobbyists for dairy producers have been trying to get laws like that on the books. The cited reason was "confusion," but it's really just protecting the branding and health connotations of milk.

They aren't entirely wrong. Milk - cow, goat, what have you - has lots of things in it that aren't in substitutes. A lot more protein than almond milk, for example, though Soy is fairly comparable in that regard. Milk naturally has calcium in it. Substitutes often add calcium, but it's not there to start.

Milk evolved as a complete food. Baby mammals survive on nothing but milk. Various milk substitutes never are. They aren't intended to be, if you need to raise a baby and don't want to use milk, you use formula, not almond milk.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: awkwardness on 16 Jun 2021, 13:25
Lewis Black has a bit where he explains that there's no such thing as Almond Milk, because "there ain't no almond titties!"
Didn’t some idiot try to get something along these lines passed into law a while back? In one of the southern us states, I mean.
Something about consumer confusion over the origins of almond milk vs cow’s milk…

It was the USDA and it was because the dairy industry was behind it claiming "consumer confusion" over milk being anything but lactated fluid from a mammal. It was all about protecting their herds and nothing else...agriculture has a huge pull in politics, with both parties.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Morituri on 16 Jun 2021, 15:13
So Pintsize buys bodies from the back of some guy's van - of course he does, what else would a Pintsize do?  :laugh:


What'll ya bet he discovers that it's May's old chassis, with a different dermal covering and no boobs?
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Farideh on 16 Jun 2021, 16:27
I kinda doubt that, May's old chassis burst into flame (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4348). Probably wasn't salvageable after that.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: SmilingCat on 16 Jun 2021, 19:02
I kinda doubt that, May's old chassis burst into flame (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4348). Probably wasn't salvageable after that.

I have to assume that May's chassis was lightly refurbished and immediately handed off to the next parolee as a cost saving measure by robot Jail.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: John Allenson on 16 Jun 2021, 20:59
New comic.

I like Clinton and Elliot in this, particularly the facial expressions in panel four.

On the topic of the dairy industry protecting itself against substitutes; I found out that under Ontario law margarine may not be coloured to be mistakeable for butter.  It either has to look like lard or be a bright yellow.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Jun 2021, 21:12
Wisconsin had a law like that for a long time. There was a black market of yellow margarine smuggled in from Illinois.

Also, thinking of Ontario, I’m a bit disappointed that you can’t buy butter in sticks here, only in one pound* blocks.

* Well, 454 grams. Sort of a half-assed way to convert to metric.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Farideh on 16 Jun 2021, 21:15

Well done on your personal growth Clinton! Once upon a time you would have blabbed the details of your mother's hobby to anyone who asked.

I have to assume that May's chassis was lightly refurbished and immediately handed off to the next parolee as a cost saving measure by robot Jail.


I really hope that isn't true.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 16 Jun 2021, 21:30
I have to assume that May's chassis was lightly refurbished and immediately handed off to the next parolee as a cost saving measure by robot Jail.

I really hope that isn't true.

We all know it probably is, though...
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Tova on 17 Jun 2021, 00:27
There was a black market of yellow margarine

Possibly the weirdest thing I’ve ever read here.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: JimC on 17 Jun 2021, 02:42
I have to assume that May's chassis was lightly refurbished and immediately handed off to the next parolee as a cost saving measure by robot Jail.
I really hope that isn't true.
We all know it probably is, though...
Well, ISTR it was stated that any other chassis they had were worse (or was it nothing better?)
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: cesium133 on 17 Jun 2021, 03:30
There was a black market of yellow margarine

Possibly the weirdest thing I’ve ever read here.
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/bootleg-margarine-and-farmer-protests-a-look-back-at-wisconsins-oleo-wars/collection_8101fc4b-a881-5a61-a762-77f4e2db4094.html
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Timemaster on 17 Jun 2021, 05:25
I know I'm two days late for this, but:

Quote from: Jeph
I'm very tickled by the idea of someone wearing a tube top under a lab coat.

When I was studying Chemistry 30 years ago, I had to take a course in a lab which had a large window front to the south and no climate control. It was a hot and sunny summer day and we all were steaming in our own juices underneath our mandatory lab coats. Then a female fellow student went to the rest room and returned with her lab coat on but her t-shirt in her hand. Over a short time three or four of our female collegues did the same.

I can tell you, knowing that your female fellow student ist just wearing her bra under her lab coat is very tickling.  :roll:

It's an old story, but comic #4547 brought it back to my mind. I thought, I'd share it with you.

TM
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: shanejayell on 17 Jun 2021, 06:40
Clinton and Elliot continue to be adorable.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: notStanley on 17 Jun 2021, 09:34
I can tell you, knowing that your female fellow student ist just wearing her bra under her lab coat is very tickling.  :roll:

Titillation can be very context specific.  There is not much objective difference between "just a bra under her t-shirt" and "just a bra under her lab coat".  Yet the situational differences help trigger all sorts of imaginings :}
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 17 Jun 2021, 10:20
I can tell you, knowing that your female fellow student is just wearing her bra under her lab coat is very tickling.  :roll:

Clearly more research in this area is needed. For science!
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: David F on 17 Jun 2021, 15:29
I can tell you, knowing that your female fellow student is just wearing her bra under her lab coat is very tickling.  :roll:

Clearly more research in this area is needed. For science!

That reminds me of a certain El Goonish Shive fantasy sequence (https://www.egscomics.com/comic/2012-03-28)
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: shanejayell on 17 Jun 2021, 18:03
Comic's up.

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Farideh on 17 Jun 2021, 18:15
And repeat:


AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: _Islanio on 17 Jun 2021, 18:58
It would've been funny of Elliott were to do just like Cosmo.
Also: AWWWWWWWWWW
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: awkwardness on 17 Jun 2021, 19:37
When I was studying Chemistry 30 years ago, I had to take a course in a lab which had a large window front to the south and no climate control. It was a hot and sunny summer day and we all were steaming in our own juices underneath our mandatory lab coats. Then a female fellow student went to the rest room and returned with her lab coat on but her t-shirt in her hand. Over a short time three or four of our female collegues did the same.

I can tell you, knowing that your female fellow student ist just wearing her bra under her lab coat is very tickling.  :roll:

It's an old story, but comic #4547 brought it back to my mind. I thought, I'd share it with you.

TM

That was smart, I hope the guys did the same...but then again I can understand not doing so due to fear of sexual harassment claims.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Jun 2021, 20:15
There was a black market of yellow margarine

Possibly the weirdest thing I’ve ever read here.
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/bootleg-margarine-and-farmer-protests-a-look-back-at-wisconsins-oleo-wars/collection_8101fc4b-a881-5a61-a762-77f4e2db4094.html
Can confirm. SOWIS institutions (hospitals, prisons, universities) weren’t allowed to purchase  margarine in bulk until the 21st Century, IIRC.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gyrre on 17 Jun 2021, 20:43
When I was studying Chemistry 30 years ago, I had to take a course in a lab which had a large window front to the south and no climate control. It was a hot and sunny summer day and we all were steaming in our own juices underneath our mandatory lab coats. Then a female fellow student went to the rest room and returned with her lab coat on but her t-shirt in her hand. Over a short time three or four of our female collegues did the same.

I can tell you, knowing that your female fellow student ist just wearing her bra under her lab coat is very tickling.  :roll:

It's an old story, but comic #4547 brought it back to my mind. I thought, I'd share it with you.

TM

That was smart, I hope the guys did the same...but then again I can understand not doing so due to fear of sexual harassment claims.
Hell, the teacher assistant for my micro lab wore a spaghetti strap shirt under her fully buttoned labcoat all through August.

EDIT: both to correct a typo and clarify my point.

<query> How exactly would the guys following suit and taking off their shirts in the men's bathroom result in a sexual harassment suit?
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gus_Smedstad on 17 Jun 2021, 21:11
Speaking from personal experience, Clinton's plan is not going to work.

The subconscious will always translate certain real-world stimulae into certain dream effects, no matter how irrational.

You know how you get a full bladder in the middle of the night, and you have certain dreams as a result? Those dreams where you're running from toilet to toilet, trying to find one to pee in, and you can't find one? Or you find one and you can't pee? Or you pee, and yet you still have to pee? Those don't go away.

My personal, idiosyncratic one involves a dry mouth. If I'm a bit dehydrated at night, my mouth feels a certain way. My sleeping brain interprets that feeling, and I dream that my mouth is full of gum. I'll pull the gum out of my mouth, and it's still full of gum. It never ends. It's not anything like what gum is like in the real world, and I've chewed gum just to remind myself of that, but my subconscious doesn't get the message. It's still dreams about gum.

If Cosmo comes by again and starts giving Clinton more dog kisses, it's going to be dream kisses. Even if Clinton knows better.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: BenRG on 18 Jun 2021, 01:20
Cosmo still says that she's the better kisser and is willing to wait until Clinton admits it.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: St.Clair on 18 Jun 2021, 01:25
Speaking from personal experience, Clinton's plan is not going to work.

The subconscious will always translate certain real-world stimulae into certain dream effects, no matter how irrational.

*snip*

I came here to make this exact comment, and you beat me to it.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gus_Smedstad on 18 Jun 2021, 10:52
There was a black market of yellow margarine

Possibly the weirdest thing I’ve ever read here.

It could have been a yellow market in black margarine. That would be weirder.

Closest I've come to this is a story my grandmother told me about the 1930's. About how it was important to get margarine that was dyed yellow, because if it was white, your neighbors would think you were so poor you were spreading lard on your toast. Actual butter was out of the question.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 18 Jun 2021, 17:28
Look very closely at the background of panel 3 in comic 4549. Hadn't noticed anything other than white space until now, but I can't unsee it.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: baronvonfritz on 18 Jun 2021, 20:41
Look very closely at the background of panel 3 in comic 4549. Hadn't noticed anything other than white space until now, but I can't unsee it.

Oh whoa, yeah! I got two monitors, ones my old TN screen where this was up originally, and nothing ever showed up, but when I moved the window to the IPS display it pops up. Tried every kind of setting on my TN screen to get it to show.  I never really believed there was all that much difference between TN and IPS but now I have an example, thanks for pointing that out!
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: hedgie on 18 Jun 2021, 21:27
Yeah, I just saw it now that it has been pointed out to me.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Farideh on 18 Jun 2021, 21:38
Look very closely at the background of panel 3 in comic 4549. Hadn't noticed anything other than white space until now, but I can't unsee it.


Ooh, very subtle! Nicely played by Jeph 😊
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: DaiJB on 18 Jun 2021, 23:23
Look very closely at the background of panel 3 in comic 4549. Hadn't noticed anything other than white space until now, but I can't unsee it.

That is weird. :?  If I look at that panel the way I normally do (on my laptop, from slightly above) I saw nothing but white background. I stared, squinted, tilted my head - nothing.
But then I lifted my laptop so that I was seeing the screen from slightly below - bingo! - there it is! 
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Wombat on 19 Jun 2021, 07:23
My personal, idiosyncratic one involves a dry mouth. If I'm a bit dehydrated at night, my mouth feels a certain way. My sleeping brain interprets that feeling, and I dream that my mouth is full of gum. I'll pull the gum out of my mouth, and it's still full of gum. It never ends. It's not anything like what gum is like in the real world, and I've chewed gum just to remind myself of that, but my subconscious doesn't get the message. It's still dreams about gum.
Thank you for this, as it explains a similar recurring dream experience for me. Though often for me, the things I'm pulling out of my mouth are sharp. Like, "Hey, let me just get this endless supply of glass shards out of my mouth real quick." I have not tried to correct my brain on what that would *actually* feel like, though.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gus_Smedstad on 19 Jun 2021, 19:00
Thank you for this, as it explains a similar recurring dream experience for me.

It's pretty cool that I managed to inadvertently help you with this. Honestly, I didn't think it would resonate with anyone, which is why I led with the pee dream experience, which is pretty much universal.

Unfortunately, knowing better doesn't really help. About the only thing you can do is avoid going to bed thirsty.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Gyrre on 20 Jun 2021, 04:00
Wait, some of you all didn't see the lil'beef pic at first? I saw it just fine on my cellphone and my monitor.

My personal, idiosyncratic one involves a dry mouth. If I'm a bit dehydrated at night, my mouth feels a certain way. My sleeping brain interprets that feeling, and I dream that my mouth is full of gum. I'll pull the gum out of my mouth, and it's still full of gum. It never ends. It's not anything like what gum is like in the real world, and I've chewed gum just to remind myself of that, but my subconscious doesn't get the message. It's still dreams about gum.
Thank you for this, as it explains a similar recurring dream experience for me. Though often for me, the things I'm pulling out of my mouth are sharp. Like, "Hey, let me just get this endless supply of glass shards out of my mouth real quick." I have not tried to correct my brain on what that would *actually* feel like, though.

That might (partially) explain the dream I had where I bit a chunk out of my cell phone.
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: Timemaster on 20 Jun 2021, 05:45
Look very closely at the background of panel 3 in comic 4549. Hadn't noticed anything other than white space until now, but I can't unsee it.

Woah, didn't see that either. I thought it was some dirt on my monitor (which really is a little dirty). Thanks for the info.  :-o
Title: Re: WCDT June 14th - June 18th (4546-4550)
Post by: bhtooefr on 21 Jun 2021, 05:44
So, the standard for color nowadays is 8 bits per channel - red, green, and blue - for 24 bits total (plus another 8 for alpha channel, but that isn't relevant here).

Most TN panels are 6 bit. This essentially means that the last two bits are lost, so fine color detail is lost. Modern TN panels sometimes have "FRC", or "temporal dithering", that tries to flicker the image between two values to recover the last two bits of information (as the display has the info, it just isn't able to use it normally).

Conversely, most IPS panels are 8 bit, and some are 10 bit (note that if you don't have 10-bit content, 10-bit panels' extra capability is wasted.

Also, why looking at a TN panel from below helps with viewing this: TN panels suffer from severe color shift when looking at them not straight on. There's films that can be, and are, applied to improve viewing angles, but it typically works best to optimize for left, right, and looking at the panel from above (at least for PC monitors), with no improvement for looking at the panel from below. (Note that some panels are used in a way that you optimize looking at them from below, so looking at it from above would cause the same effect.) That severe color shift is what's revealing the background.