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What would you do in the QC universe?
« on: 27 Jun 2008, 23:18 »

If you became a new character in QC, or if you moved to a city where there's a crowd who acts exactly like the QC people, what would you do?
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #1 on: 28 Jun 2008, 01:01 »

Probably curl up and wait for death's embrace.

 With impressing (in the "force-into-servitude" definition) baristas, vigilantes who don't bother fact-checking, laser-happy robots, and women in glasses who can apparently beat people up with impunity, I figure it's only a matter of time anyway.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #2 on: 28 Jun 2008, 06:59 »

I think what we would do would be based on how our time ran. To explain: the most recently completed QC day ran from comics 1150-1166. So one QC day took more than three real time weeks.

If there was no time adjustment, we'd be sitting around, watching the characters move v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. Their utterances would probably be inaudible basso rumblings.

Consider what would happen if there were a time adjustment, though. We'd go into the QC-verse for (say) a week. Assuming we survive the

...baristas, vigilantes who don't bother fact-checking, laser-happy robots, and women in glasses who can apparently beat people up with impunity...

we'd be gone for roughly six weeks. You'd be a missing person stat; your friends and loved ones would have been notified of your mysterious disappearance, and Jeph would be undergoing interrogation for having shanghaied someone into his cartoon.

This actually happened once before. Sara wasn't eaten by an allosaurus, you know. She visited QC-land for 60 strips or so. When she got back to the real world, she found that six months had passed.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #3 on: 28 Jun 2008, 10:29 »

I think too much

Additionally, I would probably get a haircut.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #4 on: 29 Jun 2008, 01:12 »

I think jreynolds will end up as the winner of this thread.

I'd go out for coffee, but if I tried to make friends with any of the regulars they'd probably jump to the conclusion that I was hitting on them, and we all know where that leads.

Maybe I could just be content making a comfortable living selling Amway cleaners to Hannelore.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #5 on: 29 Jun 2008, 01:31 »

I'd stand around behind the characters waiting for someone to comment on my cameo appearance.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #6 on: 29 Jun 2008, 17:53 »

- Purchase an AnthroMac (or whatever you want to call Winslow's model.) They seem more level-headed than the AnthroPCs.
- Go on the obligatory tour of the town
- Contemplate the invisible barrier around Northampton and the severe lack of vehicles, and why nobody else seems to notice.
- Get out of there within a couple days so only a couple weeks of real time passes*
- Upon returning, head back to the forums and complain about every nitpicky little detail that wasn't 100% realistic. :P (Hey you know you'd do it, too.)


* Assuming there's a temporal variance between the two "worlds". For all we know comic-time could run at real time, but the strip documents this history slowly. If that's the case it would be reasonable to stay an actual week or two, though the comic-reality you'd experience would most likely be very different than what we know as the current strip.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #7 on: 29 Jun 2008, 19:56 »

I'd totally hit on Hanners!
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #8 on: 29 Jun 2008, 20:34 »

I would trigger a pan-global nuclear event, because the cast of characters ( or at least, those that survived ) would be neat in a post-apocalyptic setting.

They could replace Pintsize with a giant, mutated, wise-cracking cockroach.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #9 on: 30 Jun 2008, 00:02 »

I think jreynolds will end up as the winner of this thread.

I think you're probably right. Except for:

I'd stand around behind the characters waiting for someone to comment on my cameo appearance.

"Who is that guy?"
"I don't know. He's been hanging around all day. It's starting to creep me out."

Props for this too:

- Contemplate the invisible barrier around Northampton and the severe lack of vehicles, and why nobody else seems to notice.
- Upon returning, head back to the forums and complain about every nitpicky little detail that wasn't 100% realistic. :P (Hey you know you'd do it, too.)

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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #10 on: 30 Jun 2008, 00:15 »

For those who don't follow the "Ask Jeph" thread, Jeph's answer to this question was that he'd go hide.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #11 on: 30 Jun 2008, 04:43 »

I'd probably be hitting on Raven. Swap hygiene tips with Hanners...generally getting in trouble and fitting right in.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #12 on: 30 Jun 2008, 09:56 »

I'd probably be Jimbo's editor. That whole 'banned from part of Canada' escapade sounded somewhat familiar.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #13 on: 30 Jun 2008, 14:12 »

Go for coffee and have my ego crushed.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #14 on: 05 Jul 2008, 13:36 »

I'd get an AnthroPC and install Python. Seeing an AI mess with truly polymorphic code would be rather amusing, perhaps even creepy.

If Coffee of Doom has wifi - I assume it does, since I don't recall seeing wires when Dora was messing around with her notebook - I'd hang out there a lot and leach off of it.

Crap, aside from the AnthroPC/AI part, that pretty much sums up what I do now.

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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #15 on: 05 Jul 2008, 17:02 »

Change the title of the thread to say "who" and I'll consider answering it.  :angel:

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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #16 on: 05 Jul 2008, 22:12 »

I don't think I'd get an AnthroPC. In fact I'd carry a cross, a clove of garlic, a Windows ME CD or whatever it takes to repel them.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #17 on: 06 Jul 2008, 16:08 »

-Try to replace Nat as the rythm guitarist of Deathmole.
-Go taste that mocha that made Angus go trippin.
-Look for the Tequila monster.
-Stalk Hanners.
-Try to outsass Dora and/or Faye; fail horribly.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #18 on: 06 Jul 2008, 18:43 »

-give Marten a emergency spinal replacement

-put a raccoon in Faye's bedroom

-install skynet on anthro pc's everywhere

-go home and watch the events unfold
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #19 on: 06 Jul 2008, 22:58 »

Most likely get a job at the record store they frequent.....every time they make any sort of metal related joke it sends me into fits.



That, and hit on faye.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #20 on: 07 Jul 2008, 17:45 »

i'd move to another country outside of the United States to see how the rest of the world copes with being a smarmy 2D comic.

me: I don't understand why I can't get Abal to take interest in me! It's like I'm invisible to her.

mohammed: like she has an option. you should just ask her parent's for her hand in marriage.

me: buddy, i'm not just interested in her "hand" in marriage!

mohammed: innuendos are punishable by death.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #21 on: 07 Jul 2008, 19:39 »

Open a hat store?
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #22 on: 07 Jul 2008, 23:50 »

I might order one of the specials at Coffee of Doom just to see what would happen.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #23 on: 10 Jul 2008, 08:34 »

I'd probably open an electronics/Computer repair store and learn to like coffee a lot.

And hang out in odd little bars more.

And maybe practice the guitar more.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #24 on: 28 Jul 2008, 22:34 »

try and fit in as much as possible and hope for the best.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #25 on: 29 Jul 2008, 12:25 »

kill a man to watch him die
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #26 on: 29 Jul 2008, 12:55 »

no but you see he happens to be wearing an ironic t-shirt
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #27 on: 29 Jul 2008, 13:10 »

whores and ales
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #28 on: 29 Jul 2008, 13:29 »

Wait, wait, I changed my mind. I would put all my money towards getting extensive plastic surgery done to look like Faye's father.

Then I would go to Coffee of Doom whilst she was on shift and shoot myself in front of her.

Serious hyjinks would ensue.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #29 on: 29 Jul 2008, 13:34 »

That is the meanest thing I've ever heard in my life. lol.


Thinking about parents, if I got sucked into the qc universe, assuming the cast actually liked me well enough, I would definitely be down to smoke a little bit of Dora's parents' pot with the entire cast. Mostly, I'd just like to see them all high.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #30 on: 29 Jul 2008, 15:30 »

, I would definitely be down to smoke a little bit of Dora's parents' pot with the entire cast.

oh that too.

also buy some of that mystic coffee(sorry I dont know my coofee terminology) Angus had.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #31 on: 31 Jul 2008, 06:50 »

Getting on the wrong side of Marten by hitting on his mother ...
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #32 on: 31 Jul 2008, 07:17 »

I'd start off as a tertiary character, slowly move my way up the ranks, and eventually oust Marten.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #33 on: 01 Aug 2008, 09:26 »

What I do in this one - get up, go to work, work, pick up kids at daycare, get home, cook dinner,  clean house, collapse in a heap and turn off mind for an hour or so, go to bed, repeat as necessary.

Live life completely oblivious to the possibly more interesting lives of those around me. 

You know - like all of you.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #34 on: 01 Aug 2008, 10:55 »

Getting on the wrong side of Marten by hitting on his mother ...

Getting on the wrong side of Faye by hitting on her mother.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #35 on: 01 Aug 2008, 14:33 »

I'd sit eight hours a day at home practising witty retorts to outsmart the personal at the coffe of doom.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #36 on: 01 Aug 2008, 15:11 »

Its the sort of coffee shop I'd like.

So probably hang out there. And, y'know, get on with life as normal, just like the characters seem to.  :roll:
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #37 on: 03 Aug 2008, 12:50 »

Id be the strong silent type guy that gets Hannelore all worked up and hmmm finally get her to get over her OCD for the sake of some good sexing...

and no, won't be using a giant rubber suit for protection or as an accessory
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #38 on: 03 Aug 2008, 18:44 »

If Hanners asked me to wear a rubber suit, I would.  :wink:
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #39 on: 04 Aug 2008, 01:47 »

No offense, but I don't think she would.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #40 on: 04 Aug 2008, 07:46 »

CRUSH MY DREAMS WHY DONT YOU.

(I'm just kidding. These are comics.)
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #41 on: 04 Aug 2008, 09:43 »

If Hanners asked me to wear a rubber suit, I would.  :wink:
Or you could shave your head totally bald, get a gold earring, a tight white T-shirt, and cross your arms in front of you. And if you're STD-free, you could always tell her, "I'm clean! Aha! Oh....right, no puns....."

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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #42 on: 04 Aug 2008, 10:29 »

take faye with me back to regular world.
and marry her. and do other stuff.
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #43 on: 04 Aug 2008, 12:11 »

take faye with me back to regular world.
and marry her. and do other stuff.
>.>
stuff.

Kidnapping and implied rape? This thread is going places!

psst, not serious
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #44 on: 06 Aug 2008, 09:55 »

take faye with me back to regular world.
and marry her. and do other stuff.
>.>
stuff.

But you can't bring new energy into the universe, so you'll have to switch her for someone in this world. Would Faye want to make that change? Have I overthought it?

Kidnapping and implied rape? This thread is going places!

psst, not serious

Yes, it's like an old romance novel. Midnight Umbreon is the pirate of the high webcomics.

What I do in this one - get up, go to work, work, pick up kids at daycare, get home, cook dinner,  clean house, collapse in a heap and turn off mind for an hour or so, go to bed, repeat as necessary.

Live life completely oblivious to the possibly more interesting lives of those around me. 

You know - like all of you.

Mmm, cutting. What am I doing here, reading a webcomics forum? I must get a life, find someone, that kind of thing . *Logs out to face the real world.*
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #45 on: 07 Aug 2008, 04:27 »

Just remember, when real life threatens there are two options

a.  Bravely face what life has thrown your way, accept what cannot be altered, fight like hell to change what you can and need to; or
b.  Beer (15 year old single malts also work, but are much more expensive).

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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #46 on: 09 Aug 2008, 21:06 »

(With apologies to Border Reiver)

I think I know what at least one person would do in the QC-verse. Border Reiver has eliminated Marten and has stolen his identity! Here's the proof.

http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=qc1204wbrvk4.png

[I hope this URL works for everybody. It's late where I am, and I can't figure out how to upload an image so it appears on the forum.]
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #47 on: 10 Aug 2008, 06:57 »

I would never eliminate Marten - my French/English Canadian wife would do nasty things to me if I started doing more than look at other women (and quite frankly, I don't think I need to do more than look at the menu when I can eat great at home).


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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #48 on: 10 Aug 2008, 11:31 »

I would do the same as all intelegent men, totaly try get with Hanners o.o That and get an anthro pc, change the language and region settings to russian, give him an AWESOME hat and watch him for hours giggling like a small girl =D
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Re: What would you do in the QC universe?
« Reply #49 on: 10 Aug 2008, 18:44 »

I would...

become raven's mental equal muahaha

probably pass out on sven's couch and do naughty things >:3

begin to like music

write more guy-parts*

avenge the vespavenger!

reintroduce pintsize to that guy..bot he liked :(

have a doesnt-like-the-taste-of-this-alcohol-and-will-eventually-go-back-to-a-martini-off with hanners

wear supercute tops day in day out and not get mugged or raped horribly by everyone who sees me D:

get piercings :D

*not genetalia ¬,¬

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