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Title: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 29 Aug 2021, 18:28
New week, new comic.


May isn't wrong (and she's also being surprisingly supportive). I've done yoga, and the 'holding in your farts' thing can be very applicable. Nor would you feel superior towards others. If anything, watching other people wobble would only made me think: "thank goodness I'm not the only one struggling with keeping balanced".
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: shanejayell on 29 Aug 2021, 19:21
Not gonna lie, when I read the earlier strips I thought May was dissing her weight. So, good...

Couldn't a robot just... download the yoga instructions?  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 29 Aug 2021, 19:32
Downloading the instructions doesn't make May a qualified yoga instructor. You want decent guidance, especially around things like headstands etc. You could really hurt yourself if you do those wrong.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Baz_Yat on 29 Aug 2021, 19:35
I've done yoga, and the 'holding in your farts' thing can be very applicable.

You're not wrong. The school I was at had a yoga class. I was walking past at the start and the instructor was saying "This will squeeze parts of your body that have never been squeezed before. If you need to fart, just let it go otherwise it'll just build pressure and be louder."
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: zmeiat_joro on 29 Aug 2021, 20:38
Is that a thing? Farting in Yoga class I mean. I mean I guess if you're farty that's something to worry about but I've never... encountered it. Myself or with other people. I guess it could be a thing.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 29 Aug 2021, 21:02
Eh.  It happens.  Accept it for what is is, and adjust your diet accordingly.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Tova on 29 Aug 2021, 21:44
In my experience, new starters at classes like that earn a lot of kudos and admiration, not judgment. That's because they've pretty much all at some point been there and they know how it is to start something like that. It's a challenge.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: brasca on 29 Aug 2021, 23:00
Maybe there is an aquatic yoga class.  Unless youíre really gassy the waves mask the farts.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Tova on 30 Aug 2021, 00:43
The bubbles are still a bit tell-tale, surely.  :lol:
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: _Islanio on 30 Aug 2021, 09:03
Can relate. I work as a bank cashier, and my back hurts a lot sometimes.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 30 Aug 2021, 18:20
New comic.

Took me waaay too long to figure out what 'metting' meant. Sigh.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: shanejayell on 30 Aug 2021, 19:17
I'm glad May is still May. :D
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: John Allenson on 30 Aug 2021, 21:25
Observation/opinion.

In general, all people are more receptive to compliments about attributes that you've put effort into rather than ones that are blind luck or genetics.

For myself, "That is actually a well thought out point" is a compliment I'll accept graciously.  "Hey,you're almost sixty and you aren't going bald.", well, yes.   :roll:
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Tova on 31 Aug 2021, 00:22
In other words, "Hey, nice rack" works a lot better when you're talking about a geek's server room.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: sitnspin on 31 Aug 2021, 11:46
Complimenting my eyes is meaningless, I was born with them. Complimenting my back muscles is greatly appreciated, I put a lot of work into them.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: shanejayell on 31 Aug 2021, 19:11
Comic's up.

Yaaaaaaah, I'm not sure yoga with Hanners is a good plan.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 31 Aug 2021, 20:34
Just don't get into Hannelore's personal space, and you should be fine.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Gyrre on 31 Aug 2021, 20:38
Comic's up.

Yaaaaaaah, I'm not sure yoga with Hanners is a good plan.

Poor Marigold. I hope the next game she streams is one that helps her become more assertive.

Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: ihaveavoice on 31 Aug 2021, 22:41
I hope that where this story is going is Marigold having a realistic first yoga class experience where everyone around her, including the friend she's secretly intimidated by in this context, is far too busy focusing on their own balance and positioning to notice what she's doing, and everyone is doing various levels of modifications of poses, so there is literally no point at which someone is too weak/inflexible/whatever to participate.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: BenRG on 31 Aug 2021, 22:51
I'm sorry but you can't convince me that this isn't autobiographical. I'm sure that Jeph had a conversation like this with someone and had an anxiety imagining like this when he was first thinking of starting yoga!
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Ghanima Atreides on 01 Sep 2021, 04:50
Only someone who has never struggled with their weight/body image doesn't know the pure mortification of joining your thin, athletic friend for fitness activities.  :meh:
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: cesium133 on 01 Sep 2021, 05:06
I'm sorry but you can't convince me that this isn't autobiographical. I'm sure that Jeph had a conversation like this with someone and had an anxiety imagining like this when he was first thinking of starting yoga!

This makes me think that when they arrive at the yoga class, Elliot will be there (and somehow be more graceful than all of them).
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 01 Sep 2021, 08:20
Suggested poll topic:

Who would be best/worst at yoga?

( may not nominate yourself )

Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: notStanley on 01 Sep 2021, 10:55
Who would be best/worst at yoga?
( may not nominate yourself )

I might be able to beat Pintsize, if he was still in his original chassis.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: shanejayell on 01 Sep 2021, 18:11
Hi Dale! Been awhile. :D
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 01 Sep 2021, 18:18
Iím with Jeph on this; thereís a VOICE?
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 01 Sep 2021, 18:27

Now I want to hear The Voice!

Hi Dale! Been awhile. :D


Since the comic from last week when he woke up on the floor? ;)
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: shanejayell on 01 Sep 2021, 18:54
At least he's not Marten. ;)
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 01 Sep 2021, 19:01
Ha! True :D
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Somebody on 01 Sep 2021, 19:35
Since the comic from last week when he woke up on the floor? ;)
Speaking of which, when are we getting the house-buying arc, does everyone think? As this strip reiterates with the "hundreds of thousands of people" line, Marigold isn't just meant to be an "average" full-time streamer, she's meant to be some sort of Ninja-level phenomenon. And right now, she's trying to squeeze into a single bed with her boyfriend, leading to Sleep Huffiness.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: truestatic on 01 Sep 2021, 20:21
It's good to see Dale. I hadn't realized I'd *missed* seeing his friendship with May.

EDIT: I accidentally a word.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Gyrre on 01 Sep 2021, 20:48
Of course there's a voice. Assuming there wasn't a burger oni voice would be like assuming this yellow gal (https://mobile.twitter.com/goodbyellow/status/1432708598292000775) doesn't speak with a strong regional accent.

EDIT: forgot to include the word 'regional'

EDIT 2: I"m brain dead this week. The lady in question is an object head and she's literally yellow. A shade lighter than Simpson yellow if I'm guessing right. Her purple friend has a triangle head (no, it's not Elain the Bounty Hunter).
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: baronvonfritz on 01 Sep 2021, 23:01
Ahh there's the garbage May I know and love.

I know from my experience having had a busted body with constant chronic pain/numbness made me always irritable and seem like an asshole to everyone. After I got my shit fixed, (and luckily) the pain is completely gone, and suddenly I'm bright and chipper, but deep down, I'm still an asshole.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: BenRG on 01 Sep 2021, 23:25
As a rule, the sort of people May is talking about in today's strip don't have a problem with their partners earning more than they do so long as they have control of the money (or at least most of it). If anything, in their world-view, the woman being the primary earner is just an extension of "the woman's role".  It's about control, not earning.

I'm just surprised that this came up at all. I mean, since when has Dale shown even a hint that he has feelings like this? The whole conversation seems so unlikely because May knows Dale very well and knows that he doesn't think like that!
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 01 Sep 2021, 23:48
I think it's not a bad idea that May checks in with Dale. Money and success can change people, or their loved ones, in the weirdest ways.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Tova on 02 Sep 2021, 01:34
I'm just surprised that this came up at all. I mean, since when has Dale shown even a hint that he has feelings like this? The whole conversation seems so unlikely because May knows Dale very well and knows that he doesn't think like that!

Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Emperor Norton on 02 Sep 2021, 06:44
I've never understood people who had to make more than their SO.

My wife has recently started making more than me and honestly it is FREEING. I've made more for a lot of time we've been together (through no fault of hers, I just happened to land in a really lucky position job wise). To the point that I felt extreme pressure to keep jobs that were toxic and harmful to me because of the amount of money I made. I felt like "one wrong move I lose my job and now we are on the street".

Now it's just like "what is the worst they can do, fire me and then I don't have to deal with bullshit anymore?". It makes dealing with work drama so much easier now that I don't feel like losing my job would make us homeless.

I hope my wife keeps getting raises and promotions. It's the best.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 02 Sep 2021, 08:10
Getting Dale involved is a great idea. He'll benefit too. A more flexible, more agile Marigold will be more fun in bed.

( the kama sutra is based on yoga )
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: notStanley on 02 Sep 2021, 10:31
Out on the town, in a bar, ..., could see May as a (slightly obnoxious) wing man.  But at home, a life coach and counselor?  That is not just slipping into a parallel universe, we have gone orthogonal! 
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 02 Sep 2021, 12:34
For years my husband earned more than me. Then things changed and now I out-earn him (though he is catching up again). The amount of f*cks he gives about that? Zero. The amount of f*cks I give about that? Also zero. My biggest drive in earning is to house and feed my family, and to know that, if things go sideways, I'll be able to support myself and the kids financially.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: hedgie on 02 Sep 2021, 13:31
And it sometimes can vary from month to month.  I knew two couples in SF, where the wife had all of the steady income, due to owning bars (which the banks liked when they bought their homes), and the husbands were in constant feast or famine mode due to doing contract work.  I'd say, though, that even more than fiscal stability, I think that their situations were even better for their respective kids, since at least one parent could (barring emergency where they could easily pay for care) could be with the child outside of school. 

Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 02 Sep 2021, 18:27
New comic.

What defines 'normal yoga'?
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Shremedy on 02 Sep 2021, 18:50
See, *I* always thought of the town as Norfampton, to match Smif...
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: shanejayell on 02 Sep 2021, 19:39
I'm just wondering what Disco Yoga is like....
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: DaiJB on 02 Sep 2021, 19:42
Definitely widen the search - I think Marigold might be travelling a bit to find a more normal yoga class.
(I still find it funny how every QC character automatically assumes Northampton=weird.)

 :laugh: Now I'm having a mental picture of approaching Northampton and seeing something like ToonTown in the distance...
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 02 Sep 2021, 19:48
I think that's fairly accurate :D
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Penquin47 on 02 Sep 2021, 20:44
New comic.

What defines 'normal yoga'?

No unusual external factors (deliberately ramped up heat, goats) or combinations with other forms of exercise (dance, martial arts), and a dress code within the standard "comfortable and easy to move in" for a beginner's exercise class (as opposed to nudity or dressing like clowns).
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Gyrre on 02 Sep 2021, 20:45
Out on the town, in a bar, ..., could see May as a (slightly obnoxious) wing man.  But at home, a life coach and counselor?  That is not just slipping into a parallel universe, we have gone orthogonal!

Paraphrasing here, 'many people only seem incompetent because they're in the wrong line of work and it's a bad fit for them.'
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 02 Sep 2021, 21:47
I'm just wondering what Disco Yoga is like....


It's groovy?
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: BenRG on 02 Sep 2021, 23:21
Come Hannelore; you're the one who iconically realised that everything about Northampton was terminally weird! Don't tell me that you expected any normal classes of any kind inside the town limits!
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Y on 03 Sep 2021, 00:35
Some of those that do nude yoga also are thinking "don't fart" but also "don't get noticeable"
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Boxer on 03 Sep 2021, 00:44
Nude Yoga?... Absolutely Not!
Clown Yoga?... What? No!

Okay here me out, just a suggestion... what about Nude Clown Yoga?
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Farideh on 03 Sep 2021, 02:24
Would you still wear the red ball on your nose?
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 03 Sep 2021, 07:00
I asked google about "yoga near me". It appears that 'hot yoga' and 'goat yoga' are real things. There is also 'aerial yoga'.

( nude clown yoga is makeup only )
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: traroth on 03 Sep 2021, 07:08
I asked google about "yoga near me". It appears that 'hot yoga' and 'goat yoga' are real things. There is also 'aerial yoga'.

( nude clown yoga is makeup only )

Actually, you can keep the oversized shoes.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Wombat on 03 Sep 2021, 10:20
I asked google about "yoga near me". It appears that 'hot yoga' and 'goat yoga' are real things. There is also 'aerial yoga'.

( nude clown yoga is makeup only )
Goat yoga is the only type of yoga I've ever been excited to do.
Title: Re: WCDT Aug 30th - Sep 3rd (4601-4605)
Post by: Coffee_Kaioken on 05 Sep 2021, 15:02
So, this is where Jeph's social justice consciousness expands to South Asian yoga representation under the clutches of white liberals' bastardization of the practice, right?

.... nah, prob asking too much