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Comic Discussion => QUESTIONABLE CONTENT => Topic started by: Gyrre on 15 May 2022, 02:23

Title: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 May 2022, 02:23
Credit for the poll idea and first four options go to flondrix. I tried not to get carried away, so I limited myself to three adfitions and two puns.

DISCLAIMER: We know Jeph doesn't read the forums, so please don't freak out in the event of pure coincidence if any of these variations or puns pop up. The puns I came up with weren't even remotely difficult to come up with, so another experienced punster could easily come up with them on their own.

EDIT: formatting disclaimer
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 15 May 2022, 04:23
… waiting for them all to Voltron up into Mega-Yay, Scourge of the Abyss.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: somnolesence on 15 May 2022, 05:32
Eldritch horror instance that can only be desribed in vaugue terms lest an accurate description drive any one else insane.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 May 2022, 06:20
Eldritch horror instance that can only be desribed in vaugue terms lest an accurate description drive any one else insane.

Like that weird blobby deep-learning frog image?
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: somnolesence on 15 May 2022, 15:54
Eldritch horror instance that can only be desribed in vaugue terms lest an accurate description drive any one else insane.

Like that weird blobby deep-learning frog image?

Those ones where great, especially when that techniques got applied to video. Freakiest one was the casino clip from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which was already mind bending at the best of times.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: flondrix on 15 May 2022, 19:04
I would be pretty bitter if I were stuck with the name Mr. Smooches.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Farideh on 15 May 2022, 19:39
I don't think dogs attach the same importance to names as we do. They just want treats, regular walks and meals, and belly rubs.

...

Actually, that would make me pretty happy too.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Gyrre on 15 May 2022, 22:20
I would be pretty bitter if I were stuck with the name Mr. Smooches.

It's a borzoi. I'm sure it's fine with it. But, yes, agreed.
[I'm generally told I'd be either a beagle or some breed of shepherd.]
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: DaiJB on 15 May 2022, 22:52
I swear, with every successive strip, Yay gets cuter!

Re the poll: "Other" - I can imagine an "advanced" (incomprehensibly advanced :-D) being like Yay getting depressed by the sheer mundaneness of everything - you know, "brain the size of a planet" and all that...
And so, therefore... Marvin  Yay!  :-D

 (And no, I didn't notice the pun in the name until I'd written it down  :facepalm:)
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: shanejayell on 16 May 2022, 04:21
Awww, Yay you softy.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: snubnose on 16 May 2022, 05:28
DISCLAIMER: [...]
Aaaaahh someone shoutet at me !  :-o :-o :-o :-o

*runs*

*hides*
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Gyrre on 16 May 2022, 07:44
I'm going to argue that this panel could be a new meme format.
(https://64.media.tumblr.com/4162ed2d46da35542695dd93d7aba030/88c1ec1b83ddee13-a1/s400x600/08efae17cc3150c4942430d5f4ea8f2c43539ebe.pnj)
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: notStanley on 16 May 2022, 10:00
Yay, I am afraid it is too late.  You have developed ... friends
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: flondrix on 16 May 2022, 11:20
Noir Yay has already been done--in the character's original appearance. 

I swear, with every successive strip, Yay gets cuter!

Is there a term for a character trying to be androgynous but being too femme-cute to pull it off?

(Curvy-busty characters who try for androgynous are usually classified as "butch," correctly or not.  I'm talking about someone like Yay who has the body to pass as androgynous, but is just too gosh darn cute.)
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Gyrre on 16 May 2022, 14:30
DISCLAIMER: [...]
Aaaaahh someone shoutet at me !  :-o :-o :-o :-o

*runs*

*hides*

Not meant as shouting. Sorry.
EDIT: Sometimes I wonder if I accidentally torpedoed a fruit sisters plotline when I @'d Jeph with the intention of guiding people to his twitter instead of just throwing in the link to his page. I got blocked by him shortly after that, and that's the only reason I can think of for the block.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Farideh on 16 May 2022, 19:22
New comic.

I know how Yay feels. Compliments make me very uncomfortable.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Gyrre on 16 May 2022, 20:24
New comic.

I know how Yay feels. Compliments make me very uncomfortable.

Same.

Mine were often either a means of manipulation or later turned on me by said manipulative parent later on for not going into the line of work they wanted me to.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: justaguy on 16 May 2022, 21:54
My wife's mother is a sweet, capable, gentle, kind, warm, intelligent woman and being complimented is utter torture for her. My wife tells me she was like this all through her childhood and growing up. She even has difficulty with someone thanking her for something: she's gracious, but if you know her well you can see the twinge of pain.

I wonder if it's a built-in personality thing, or if there's a back story to it. I don't think we'll ever know.

My wife's a bit like this, but not to the same degree.

My own parents (and myself for that matter, hopefully) are fine people, but not nearly as warm as she is -- if someone compliments or thanks us, it's no problem. It's just like "Hey, thanks/your welcome!" or whatever and life goes on. Maybe we just don't feel things as much?

Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: snubnose on 17 May 2022, 00:48
Well without claiming the rest of these things would be true about me, but technically I dont like receiving compliments either.

Cant speak for others but I sort of just dont know what to do about them when I get them.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Drunken Old Man on 17 May 2022, 02:36
How? HOW?  How did Jeph take a character that I LOATHED from their very first appearance and turn them adorable?
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: shanejayell on 17 May 2022, 04:37
Aww, Yay. I'd hug ya, but you'd punch me.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Thrillho on 17 May 2022, 05:25
Yay, I am afraid it is too late.  You have developed ... friends

OH SHIT

IS IT SERIOUS
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: traroth on 17 May 2022, 05:27
How? HOW?  How did Jeph take a character that I LOATHED from their very first appearance and turn them adorable?

By changing about everything about them.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: justaguy on 17 May 2022, 10:40
By changing about everything about them.
But in a way that's (at least to me) pretty believable.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: SotFX on 17 May 2022, 19:05
Well, more evidence that Yay wants to be a Permalite...
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: shanejayell on 17 May 2022, 19:54
By changing about everything about them.

Character development is a thing.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Gyrre on 17 May 2022, 20:32
Well, more evidence that Yay wants to be a Permalite...

A what?
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: badbum61 on 17 May 2022, 21:13
You can see the interplanetary/interdimensional tourism campaign now....

"EARTH.
WE HAZ GOOD BOI."
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: DaiJB on 17 May 2022, 23:40
You can see the interplanetary/interdimensional tourism campaign now....

"EARTH.
WE HAZ GOOD BOI."

Then when dog-loving aliens want to visit Earth:
"Oh sh__, we can't go there, the Cats* have conquered it already."

*You can't convince me cats aren't aliens. (Cute, fluffy aliens...)
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: snubnose on 17 May 2022, 23:47
You can see the interplanetary/interdimensional tourism campaign now....

"EARTH.
WE HAZ GOOD BOI."

Then when dog-loving aliens want to visit Earth:
"Oh sh__, we can't go there, the Cats* have conquered it already."

*You can't convince me cats aren't aliens. (Cute, fluffy aliens...)

...

Well, okay, SOME cats are "cute" and "fluffy".

Other cats are lions and tigers and whatnot and would consider you a tasty meal.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 18 May 2022, 03:42
I wouldn’t mind a pet cheetah; all the upsides of cats but big and playful as a dog. Just need a loooot of space. And no dry cat food.
The ancient Egyptians used them like modern hunters use their gun dogs, to retrieve kills and flush winged game.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: notStanley on 18 May 2022, 09:20
Then when dog-loving aliens want to visit Earth:
"Oh sh__, we can't go there, the Cats* have conquered it already."

*You can't convince me cats aren't aliens. (Cute, fluffy aliens...)

Well, feral house cats are considered an invasive species  :}
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Raptorofwar on 18 May 2022, 11:45
I SHIP IT.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: shanejayell on 18 May 2022, 15:27
I SHIP IT.

I'm not sure if Hey even has a sexuality. Well, anyway...
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Baz_Yat on 18 May 2022, 17:39
Other cats are lions and tigers and whatnot and would consider you a tasty meal.

That does not make them any less cute or fluffy. It would just be a bad idea to try and pet one.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: _Islanio on 18 May 2022, 18:57
New comic. That'd be a heck of a way to retire lol
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: badbum61 on 18 May 2022, 19:14
The ancient Egyptians used them like modern hunters use their gun dogs, to retrieve kills and flush winged game.

The ancient Egyptians regarded cats as gods.

Cats (well, mine, at least) haven't forgotten.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Farideh on 18 May 2022, 19:56
Yay is really developing a sense of humor :D
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: traroth on 18 May 2022, 23:02
Yay is really developing a sense of humor :D

Hopefully...
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Gyrre on 18 May 2022, 23:17
The ancient Egyptians used them like modern hunters use their gun dogs, to retrieve kills and flush winged game.

The ancient Egyptians regarded cats as gods.

Cats (well, mine, at least) haven't forgotten.

Isn't that a myth?

I mean, I know Hathor became Sekhmet, who then became Basthet after calming tf down.

EDIT: The short version.

Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: snubnose on 19 May 2022, 00:45
That does not make them any less cute or fluffy. It would just be a bad idea to try and pet one.
...

I dont know what to say.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: TV4Fun on 19 May 2022, 02:16
I wouldn’t mind a pet cheetah; all the upsides of cats but big and playful as a dog. Just need a loooot of space. And no dry cat food.
The ancient Egyptians used them like modern hunters use their gun dogs, to retrieve kills and flush winged game.
I would definitely not want a pet who had the mind of my cat but who could actually beat me in a fight. The only reason at least one of my cats didn't kill me ages ago is cause I'm a lot bigger than he is.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Gyrre on 19 May 2022, 02:24
I wouldn’t mind a pet cheetah; all the upsides of cats but big and playful as a dog. Just need a loooot of space. And no dry cat food.
The ancient Egyptians used them like modern hunters use their gun dogs, to retrieve kills and flush winged game.
I would definitely not want a pet who had the mind of my cat but who could actually beat me in a fight. The only reason at least one of my cats didn't kill me ages ago is cause I'm a lot bigger than he is.
We're talking about a species that often needs an anti-anxiety dog assigned to it in captivity (typically golden retrievers) or some other means of anxiety relief.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: snubnose on 19 May 2022, 03:27
Wikipedia claims they are easily tameable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheetah
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: shanejayell on 19 May 2022, 04:07
I liked Yay's outfit. Was cute.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: John Allenson on 19 May 2022, 05:42
This would be a brilliant way to end a comic.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Mr_Rose on 19 May 2022, 08:07
This would be a brilliant way to end a comic.
The next page is a bunch of dogs sitting in front of a flying saucer and staring into the open hatch, while the generic background city burns behind it.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: SotFX on 19 May 2022, 17:52
Wikipedia claims they are easily tameable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheetah

Cheetahs and Servals are ones that are supposedly very tameable...cheetahs just tend to, specifically, have nervous issues.

I think that the asiatic cheetah is the one with the least of them...they're mainly because, as a species, the cheetah is basically a glass canon with their hunting strategy, and pretty much every other predator near their size category will kill them as well and do steal kills from them. The asiatic has less competition, so isn't as high strung about looking for problems.

Having a dog with them, or handlers that they're used to, means they aren't quite as paranoid because they aren't looking on their own there.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: shanejayell on 19 May 2022, 18:29
Ewwww, bugs.

Has the financials for Union Robotics improved, do we know?
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Farideh on 19 May 2022, 18:52
Not that we've heard of, I think.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: DaiJB on 19 May 2022, 19:14
Ewwww, bugs.

Has the financials for Union Robotics improved, do we know?

Well, at least Faye is actually busy when Bubbles comes in...indicating a bit of an upturn in business, hopefully?

What is Melon's work anyway?! Yes, I remember the strip (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3643 (https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3643)) where she heads off to work - where she ends up covered in bugs for some reason - but why? My head canon is that Melon is basically just being kept occupied so that she doesn't do anything irretrievably stupid that results in casualties or lawsuits...
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Perfectly Reasonable on 19 May 2022, 19:54
Melon goes to 'work' by following an arrow labeled 'work' scrawled on the wall of the apartment. Which is decorated with further scrawls of 'art' and 'portrait'.  And furnished in the same manner. The label creates the 'reality'.

( anyone read harold and the purple crayon lately )
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: BenRG on 20 May 2022, 02:06
I'm very interested in what Melon actually works as. My feeling is that she's an 'actress', who plays some luckless soul being tortured to death in a tableau in a Chamber of Horrors-style tourist trap (an android being able to look more 'realistic' than a static waxwork or mannequin). It kind of fits that Melon would consider this a fun and fulfilling job.

It occurs to me that her employers may think that her fire damage makes her a more 'realistic' display and might be upset at her getting fixed at all. Call for Roko and Beeps!
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: traroth on 20 May 2022, 04:33
I remember a comic where she said she actually enjoyed her work.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: John Allenson on 20 May 2022, 11:19
Has the financials for Union Robotics improved, do we know?

While we haven't been told that it's improved there is the lack of information about fallout if the business had collapsed.  (ie Any comments about how Melon was their first customer for months.)  They seem to be doing better than when the business was starting.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: flondrix on 22 May 2022, 06:48
Ewwww, bugs.

Has the financials for Union Robotics improved, do we know?

I'm sure Melon has been a blessing for that business.

A pity that now that May can pay them for work, she's no longer falling apart.
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: hedgie on 22 May 2022, 10:40
Has the financials for Union Robotics improved, do we know?

While we haven't been told that it's improved there is the lack of information about fallout if the business had collapsed.  (ie Any comments about how Melon was their first customer for months.)  They seem to be doing better than when the business was starting.

It's like working from the UNIX command-line.  if the only feedback you get is a return to the command prompt, then it has executed successfully, and seeing a bunch of information is generally a sign of an error (unless one is using verbose mode).
Title: Re: WCDT for May 16th to May 20th, 2022 (strips 4786 to 4790)
Post by: Farideh on 22 May 2022, 13:56
Good old 'no news is good news'.