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Title: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: shanejayell on 24 Oct 2021, 18:43
"It's the mysterious slab!"

Hmm. AI with a very unique body? Or 2001 reference?
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Baz_Yat on 24 Oct 2021, 18:52
Why not both?
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: zioninavision on 24 Oct 2021, 19:29
unless there is an earlier time i am forgetting, this is without precedent!! 

it will be interesting both if there is a context for what it is, or if there isn't!  will someone be able to change its mode or converse with it?? :) :) 
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 24 Oct 2021, 19:34
It wants a mmmmmocha with almmmmmond mmmmmilk.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Tova on 24 Oct 2021, 19:35
Hmmm
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Gyrre on 24 Oct 2021, 20:25
Emily's got a new friend?
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: DaiJB on 24 Oct 2021, 21:18
Emily's got a new friend?

It's either one of Emily's ill-conceived experiments that the government has somehow overlooked, OR it's come to take Emily back home to Epsilon BoŲtis, her people miss her...
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Farideh on 24 Oct 2021, 21:32
Emily, get back here and write a translation algorithm.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: St.Clair on 24 Oct 2021, 21:54
I got curious.
In most of the panels, the mini-lith is drawn with the (approximate) measurements of 45x100x200 pixels.
So, more like .9x2x4 than the iconic 1x4x9.  (It would need to be a little taller, and only half as thick.)
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Delator on 24 Oct 2021, 22:11
Slab is my new favorite thing.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: badbum61 on 24 Oct 2021, 22:59
I feel like Slab would/should already know Emily's roster and shifts, so for it to be there today means strange things are afoot at the Circle K(offee of Doom)...
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: traroth on 24 Oct 2021, 22:59
"It's the mysterious slab!"

Hmm. AI with a very unique body? Or 2001 reference?

Or a convoluted Steve Jobs hommage...
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: BenRG on 24 Oct 2021, 23:16
Come to  Coffee of Doom, coffee so good that ascended multi-million year old aliens manifest to drink it!

Seriously, they need something to keep them awake. We were supposed to find their trigger beacon on the Moon thirty years ago and Jupiter was supposed to be a sun a decade back! I do wonder why it's there though; Monoliths only usually appear to the most historically-important people which is why I wonder it's been visiting Hannelore!

Or, alternately, is that Gary, come to visit his sister?
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Tova on 24 Oct 2021, 23:42
Emily has evolved and is now contacting Coffee of Doom to try and get them to follow.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: neurocase on 25 Oct 2021, 00:32
I love the implication that this is NOT the first time that Slab has graced CoD with its presence.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: dutchrvl on 25 Oct 2021, 07:11
Implication? It is literally stated by Hanners that it has been there before.

Question is: what happened the previous time? Dora's answer implies that they couldn't really figure out how to deal with it, but obviously nothing disastrous happened either, so maybe it just left in disappointment because it never got its desired order?

I am hoping for this to be related to Raven's latent-savant physics genius status, if only just for her to make an appearance again
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: cesium133 on 25 Oct 2021, 07:39
My head cannon (which I posted on Patreon yesterday): the first time it appeared it caused a chimp to kill Sara with a bone (the allosaurus ate her remains). Poor Sara. So now Dora knows to get out of the way ASAP when it shows up.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Roborat on 25 Oct 2021, 11:17
Interesting, they filming a remake of 2001 somewhere nearby?
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: zmeiat_joro on 25 Oct 2021, 12:17
My Literature teacher recommended that novel to me in high school -- I did not know it was a novelization of a film, much less by Arthur Clarke : an author whose SF I don't like much.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: shanejayell on 25 Oct 2021, 18:52
Comics up.

"I'm gonna make it a latte, just to be safe" strikes me as oddly funny.


My Literature teacher recommended that novel to me in high school -- I did not know it was a novelization of a film, much less by Arthur Clarke : an author whose SF I don't like much.

I THINK it was a book first, then a movie...
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Farideh on 25 Oct 2021, 18:59
According to Wikedia (emphasis mine):


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2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke. It was developed concurrently with Stanley Kubrick's film version and published after the release of the film. Clarke and Kubrick worked on the book together, but eventually only Clarke ended up as the official author. The story is based in part on various short stories by Clarke, including "The Sentinel" (written in 1948 for a BBC competition, but first published in 1951 under the title "Sentinel of Eternity"). By 1992, the novel had sold three million copies worldwide.[1] An elaboration of Clarke and Kubrick's collaborative work on this project was made in the 1972 book The Lost Worlds of 2001.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: shanejayell on 25 Oct 2021, 19:08
Kida nit picky, but as I remembered it was based off existing works....
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Farideh on 25 Oct 2021, 20:11
Isn't everything? ;)
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: hedgie on 25 Oct 2021, 20:49
My head cannon (which I posted on Patreon yesterday): the first time it appeared it caused a chimp to kill Sara with a bone (the allosaurus ate her remains). Poor Sara. So now Dora knows to get out of the way ASAP when it shows up.

Unless Jeph pulled it, the details of Saraís fate are on Patreon somewhere.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: neurocase on 25 Oct 2021, 21:54
Implication was not the right word for an outright statement of fact; I blame sleep brain.

I also...was not expecting an immediate explanation. I was kind of hoping it would remain a noodle incident for a little longer :laugh:

Still, there's nothing for it, I suppose: ALL GLORY TO THE SLAB *clap clap*
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: DaiJB on 25 Oct 2021, 22:39
Maybe the Slab is from the far future or some alternate dimension and is investigating Raven's messing with space-time back when she tinkered with Espressosaurus...

Maybe it's a highly advanced alien AI that wants to meet the Distributed-Intelligence AI known as Yay Newfriend and needs directions from the locals...

Maybe it just wants a latte, but it's shy and a bit nervous about asking because it's heard about the reputation of the baristas at Coffee of Doom...
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: badbum61 on 25 Oct 2021, 23:35
Maybe it's the annihilation drone dispatched by Station in response to Hanners' code red, but through the vagaries of spacetime, it turned up a day early and a dollar short of a latte...now it's back but hasn't detonated yet because it doesn't understand why Hanners is still there and not "duck and cover"-ing. Fleshy entities are confusing...
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: BenRG on 26 Oct 2021, 00:01
Girls? Just don't touch it. Freaky things happen when you touch those things. Examples include:
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: BarGamer on 26 Oct 2021, 01:14
Quote from: Claire
"...Paralyzed by social anxiety."

Be confused by the hit spinoff anime, "Slab Can't Communicate," only on Netflix!
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: traroth on 26 Oct 2021, 09:25
Maybe it will suddenly become the very first webserver?

(ok, it was actually a NeXTcube, not a NeXTstation, the so called "slab")

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: snubnose on 26 Oct 2021, 14:32
So ... why/how does it FLOAT ?!?!?!?

The cubes from 2001 didnt float.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 26 Oct 2021, 15:08
So ... why/how does it FLOAT ?!?!?!?

The cubes from 2001 didnt float.
What cubes?
Also, the monoliths can turn Jupiter into a star. Floating, by comparison, would be trivial, so I assume itís because they didnít want to.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Farideh on 26 Oct 2021, 18:42
New comic.

Good job Hannelore. The Slab will remember you for this.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: shanejayell on 26 Oct 2021, 19:02
50% tip too.  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Gyrre on 26 Oct 2021, 19:23
Comics up.

"I'm gonna make it a latte, just to be safe" strikes me as oddly funny.


My Literature teacher recommended that novel to me in high school -- I did not know it was a novelization of a film, much less by Arthur Clarke : an author whose SF I don't like much.

I THINK it was a book first, then a movie...

That's correct.

However, the two sequel books retcon a few things to match up with Kubrick's movie adaptation of the first book.

So ... why/how does it FLOAT ?!?!?!?

The cubes from 2001 didnt float.
What cubes?
Also, the monoliths can turn Jupiter into a star. Floating, by comparison, would be trivial, so I assume itís because they didnít want to.

The slabs in both sequels (I own all 3 books) can. Not to spoil anything, but Dave and HAL do make ammends.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: snubnose on 26 Oct 2021, 23:19
Yeah I never read the sequels.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: pelotard on 26 Oct 2021, 23:36
Hmm. AI with a very unique body? Or 2001 reference?

If they had served the monolith a latte, 2001 would have had a very different plot.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Tova on 27 Oct 2021, 00:54
I was going to make a wisecrack yesterday about how Jeph is really phoning it in with new character design these days, and now after seeing Jeph's note today, I wish I had.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: b_jonas0 on 27 Oct 2021, 04:09
The slabs in both sequels (I own all 3 books) can. 
There are three sequels, four books in total.  The last one has a starting point similar to Lem's Fiasco: a person from our time is woken up in the far future, and tries to find their place in its very different society.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Akima on 27 Oct 2021, 05:10
Kida nit picky, but as I remembered it was based off existing works....
I think off Clarke's short story "The Sentinel (http://future-lives.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/TheSentinel.pdf)", at least partly.
The cubes from 2001 didn't float.
In the novels and in the films, the dimensions of the monoliths are in the precise ratio of 1:4:9 (the squares of the first three positive integers), so definitely not cubes. Jeph seems to have got the proportions about right.

I suppose we can deduce that anti-gravity is a thing in the QCverse, and that Slab can interact with point-of-sale terminals.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Marco on 27 Oct 2021, 09:20
The slabs in both sequels (I own all 3 books) can. 
There are three sequels, four books in total.  The last one has a starting point similar to Lem's Fiasco: a person from our time is woken up in the far future, and tries to find their place in its very different society.

The last book also retconned things a lot to set the original events in 2015, not 2001. Considering the slow pace at which QC time proceeds, is it possible that "today's" Northampton coincides with the founding of the monolith on the Moon?
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 27 Oct 2021, 12:12
>the dimensions of the monoliths are in the precise ratio of 1:4:9 (the squares of the first three positive integers)

Which reminds me of a favorite bit of Star Trek fan fiction, a riff on Journey to Babel in which the Enterprise D is transporting all-powerful beings to an all-powerful beings conference.

Upon finding out that the 1:4:9 monolith will not fit on board, Riker (I think) orders
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Activate square root beam.

That follows an exchange
"This monolith is white, unlike those found in the vicinity of Earth which are always black."
"Difficult to understand how so advanced a race would resist monolithic integration."

It's a favorite, but I have not been able to find it for years.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Baz_Yat on 27 Oct 2021, 18:26
I'm impressed that Jeff managed to make a completely featureless floating black slab look crestfallen.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: SmilingCat on 27 Oct 2021, 18:46
Oh god, I can *hear* that comic title.

Though I do have to wonder, does this mean immortal wardens of time and 9000+ year old Atlantean shark girls really exist in the QC timeline?

Also, I have one complaint. Mumei didn't throw berries at anybody.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: shanejayell on 27 Oct 2021, 19:35
What does the monolith DO with a latte anyway? *lol*
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Tova on 27 Oct 2021, 20:05
Oh god, I can *hear* that comic title.

Though I do have to wonder, does this mean immortal wardens of time and 9000+ year old Atlantean shark girls really exist in the QC timeline?

Also, I have one complaint. Mumei didn't throw berries at anybody.

Congratulations! I've missed a lot of references in my time here, especially on the pointless thread, but that is the least sense I've made yet of any post I've ever seen on these forums.

I do understand most of the words though.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Farideh on 27 Oct 2021, 20:28
The 'flower' reference went straight over my head (insert relevant meme here). Poor Slab though - their overpriced latte got wasted!
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Gyrre on 27 Oct 2021, 20:34
The slabs in both sequels (I own all 3 books) can. 
There are three sequels, four books in total.  The last one has a starting point similar to Lem's Fiasco: a person from our time is woken up in the far future, and tries to find their place in its very different society.
I'm missing one?
Dammit, I thought I had them all. I've got 2001, 2010, and 2063. I'll have to look for that final odyssey book.

EDIT: There's still a joke I want to make regarding the slab that probably isn't spoilers, but I'll refrain for now just in case it is.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: SmilingCat on 27 Oct 2021, 20:42
Flower (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMwkulfAerg)
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: ihaveavoice on 27 Oct 2021, 21:12
Aw, poor Slab! I'm so glad Faye immediately brought the entity back to buy it a new latte. It's unclear how it would do anything with the drink once it has it, but I still hope it gets that cupholder to safely take its beverages to wherever it goes to...do...whatever it does to enjoy them.

Also, I came into the thread not realizing I'd only read the second to last comic, and when I saw a comment about the slab looking crestfallen, I went from confused to sad and concerned very quickly. Slab has feelings and I MUST PROTEC
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Tova on 27 Oct 2021, 21:49
Flower (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMwkulfAerg)

Honestly, I am absolutely none the wiser.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: BenRG on 27 Oct 2021, 23:12
Flower (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMwkulfAerg)

Honestly, I am absolutely none the wiser.

It's the two characters from panel 1. From what little I can understand, they're the avatars of some Japanese streamers. Is Jeph a fan? I suppose the flower sketch is somehow considered an 'in-joke' amongst their followers but, as always, outside that group, there is no real meaning to anyone.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: SmilingCat on 28 Oct 2021, 00:11
From what little I can understand, they're the avatars of some Japanese streamers.

Their parent company is Japanese, but they are part of the English Language group and their nationalities (at least when it's mentioned) are quite diverse.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Tova on 28 Oct 2021, 01:48
Flower (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMwkulfAerg)

Honestly, I am absolutely none the wiser.

It's the two characters from panel 1. From what little I can understand, they're the avatars of some Japanese streamers. Is Jeph a fan? I suppose the flower sketch is somehow considered an 'in-joke' amongst their followers but, as always, outside that group, there is no real meaning to anyone.

Ah right. Thanks. For some reason, I assumed it was something to do with the black slab or the punchline, and missed the connection with panel 1.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Boxer on 28 Oct 2021, 01:51
Can't predict what would of happened if Faye bumped into Mumei instead and spilt her berries!
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: derris_kharlan on 28 Oct 2021, 05:12
I vote Marten and Claire break up and Marten finally gets together with his soul mate, Floating Black Slab.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: dutchrvl on 28 Oct 2021, 05:40
As a 40-something nongamer with no awareness of that subculture, and even less so of the videogame-streaming youtubers, Twitch, etc., I have a feeling more and more situations and references in QC may start going over my head....
And that's OK
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: dutchrvl on 28 Oct 2021, 05:42
What does the monolith DO with a latte anyway? *lol*

I suppose it's also very possible that the FBS was there to get a latte for somebody else(?)
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: snubnose on 28 Oct 2021, 06:20
The thing that bothers me the most right now about this story is how exactly the slab could pay in money, as implied by the last panel in the comic from wednesday (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4643).

And yes I think the slab is trying to get a human friend a drink.

My best guess is the slab is an AI thats a hardcore fan of 2001, which thus copied the monoliths to perfection, and thus has no way to actually communicate.



I was going to make a wisecrack yesterday about how Jeph is really phoning it in with new character design these days, and now after seeing Jeph's note today, I wish I had.
Oh noes - we lost the opportunity to a funny posting in this thread !
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Tova on 28 Oct 2021, 13:31
It's okay, the opportunity for sarcasm provides some compensation!
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Wombt on 28 Oct 2021, 16:51
The thing that bothers me the most right now about this story is how exactly the slab could pay in money, as implied by the last panel in the comic from wednesday (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4643).
By "money," do you mean cash? Because I don't see how the last panel implies that. I just assumed that the slab has tap-to-pay capabilities and used those to pay and tip.

I'm curious how long the slab will be around for. I'm enjoying it so far, but while I think it'd be kind of funny to keep around, I'm not sure how long it would actually hold up for.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: rockkevinrock on 28 Oct 2021, 17:26
C'mon Faye, shrewd business sense required here, you gotta try to UPSELL, and offer not just the installation of the cup holder BUT ALSO a "method of speech production" for a tidy profit!!!
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: shanejayell on 28 Oct 2021, 18:26
OK, maybe it WAS a alien.

Or it just hangs out with Station.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Farideh on 28 Oct 2021, 18:29
Go forth and spread the word about Northampton, Slab!
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: ihaveavoice on 28 Oct 2021, 21:17
I am now RATHER CONCERNED about whether our slab friend will actually fly out into a vacuum where it will lose its latte yet again. The cupholder not functioning would hardly be its only problem trying to take that drink out of the Earth's atmosphere, but maybe it's never successfully purchased one before and doesn't know that!  :psyduck:  *rapidly constructs alternate headcanon in which slab is happy*
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Tova on 28 Oct 2021, 22:19
The slab is just heading to the bus stop.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: BenRG on 28 Oct 2021, 23:31
MINILITH: "Definitely no intelligent life down there but, on the flip side, the coffee is good."
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Gyrre on 29 Oct 2021, 01:46
Flower (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMwkulfAerg)

Honestly, I am absolutely none the wiser.

It's the two characters from panel 1. From what little I can understand, they're the avatars of some Japanese streamers. Is Jeph a fan? I suppose the flower sketch is somehow considered an 'in-joke' amongst their followers but, as always, outside that group, there is no real meaning to anyone.

And here I thought it was a reference to HAL singing Daisy Daisy. Could be both I suppose.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Tova on 29 Oct 2021, 01:58
The slab is just heading to the bus stop.

This seems less likely now that I've realised that a new comic appeared somewhere amongst that conversation.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: dutchrvl on 29 Oct 2021, 08:26
I'm going to assume that FBS just went to this vessel waiting somewhere in the atmosphere: https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2297

On board I see Hanners' dad waiting for his latte, and Tilly trying to tell him how using this new FBS invention is much less efficient than just letting them go to the coffee shop for him.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: zmeiat_joro on 31 Oct 2021, 02:04
I've never seen the film, but my literature teacher gave me the book to read in ~ middle school? I'm not sure what the US equivalent is, exactly.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Gyrre on 31 Oct 2021, 09:00
I've never seen the film, but my literature teacher gave me the book to read in ~ middle school? I'm not sure what the US equivalent is, exactly.

primary = grade/elementary
secondary = middle
[murky BS] = high school (grades 9-12)
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Mr Intrepid on 31 Oct 2021, 15:54
I've never seen the film, but my literature teacher gave me the book to read in ~ middle school? I'm not sure what the US equivalent is, exactly.

primary = grade/elementary
secondary = middle
[murky BS] = high school (grades 9-12)

Middle school is called junior high in some places.  Grades 7-8 and sometimes  9 as well
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: sitnspin on 31 Oct 2021, 19:53
Where I grew up, in the Central Plains of the US, middle school is 6-8.
Elementary (aka grade school): K-5
Middle: 6-8
High: 9-12
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Tova on 31 Oct 2021, 23:56
In Australia, or NSW at least:

Primary: K-6
Secondary School aka High School: 7-12

We don't have a middle school system (AFAIK).
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Scarlet Manuka on 01 Nov 2021, 00:01
I'm going to assume that FBS just went to this vessel waiting somewhere in the atmosphere: https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2297

On board I see Hanners' dad waiting for his latte, and Tilly trying to tell him how using this new FBS invention is much less efficient than just letting them go to the coffee shop for him.

Hmm, either one of those sentences might be possible, but Hannelore's stealth ride was explicitly one of her mother's projects. It's highly unlikely her dad would be allowed anywhere near it.
Title: Re: WCDT Oct 25 - Oct 29 (4641-4645)
Post by: Gyrre on 01 Nov 2021, 23:20
I've never seen the film, but my literature teacher gave me the book to read in ~ middle school? I'm not sure what the US equivalent is, exactly.

primary = grade/elementary
secondary = middle
[murky BS] = high school (grades 9-12)

Middle school is called junior high in some places.  Grades 7-8 and sometimes  9 as well

That's one of the the smart ways to do it, yes.

The next school district over had grades 4, 5, & 6  in one building, then 7, 8, & 9 in the old middle school building. With the  high school having room freed up by the freshman exile and being 10, 11, and 12. Had our parents bothered telling us that moving meant we had to leave that school district and all of our friends, we would have kept our mouths shut and stayed in that school district through middle school (it was a really good district and we were exactly 1 mile out of their range after the move in 4th grade.