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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #100 on: 05 Jan 2009, 23:54 »

Dora's Hair == RoxxoRs
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #101 on: 05 Jan 2009, 23:55 »

Am I the only one who thinks Jeph should make a miniseries about Wil's journeys?
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #102 on: 05 Jan 2009, 23:56 »

If all of wil's 'friends' are as colorful, that'd be so awesome.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #103 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:02 »

WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SHIT
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #104 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:04 »

aw man I have been waiting for like, a couple *years* for Dora to finally let her hair go blonde. AWESOME
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #105 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:05 »

We should really get a poll to stop all the "HIAR IS (NOT) TEH SEXKS" posts.

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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #106 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:06 »

Glad I'm not the only one that thinks Dora's new hair is hot!
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #107 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:08 »

Whoa. Two-tone Dora is totally badass. Hope Marten likes it...
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #108 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:19 »

I love how no one has any reaction to Dora's drastic hair change, hah. (At least, yet?)

Oh man, it would be excellent if Marten freaked out on Dora about it in kind, the way she did however many strips ago. "OMG WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME YOU WERE GOING TO CHANGE YOUR HAIR?!?!?!1"

Penny seems to be enjoying Will more from a distance than up close, hah.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #109 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:21 »

I'm pretty sure everyone in QC-land has noticed Dora's hair growth, as it was a slow process stretching out over several weeks, and everyone's had time to get used to it.

The closest it's gonna get to seeing Marten's reaction to Dora's hair is for someone to bring it up. "Hur hur remember that time I grew out my hair and Marten kept reminding me to re-dye my roots and I kept saying no?"
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #110 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:31 »

Of the previous three posters, only one seems to have a sense of time.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #111 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:34 »

Is this the biggest leap of time in QC ever? Or certainly since the early early days? You've got to assume there's at least two days or more like a week that's gone by, yeah? I remember someone once worked out the entire chronology (more or less) about a year or two ago!
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #112 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:34 »

Holy Jesus Balls! I never figured that Dora with blondish-black hair would be that... uhh... refreshing!  I really like it for what its worth.

EDIT: For Dora's hair to grow out that long, I would say the leap of time would have to be at least a month (unless she has some kinda freaky gene that made her hair grow super fast). Now all we have to do is wait until Dora decides that she will break the Guiness World Record for hair length.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #113 on: 06 Jan 2009, 00:49 »

Yeah, it's been no less than 3 weeks tops, for her blonde hair to grow to ear-length. We've also seen way bigger jumps than 2 days in QC. I like to guess that whenever there's a jump between two days with no obvious evidence that it's only the next day, it's been a week. Hannelore's hair after she cut it was a good indicator of that theory.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #114 on: 06 Jan 2009, 01:13 »

Well, it's now winter, and it wasn't in the previous comic, so I'm seeing that as a literary device. "The season has changed", and that tells us roughly how much time has passed. Also, there's been some hideous environmental catastrophe, so we now have peroxide rain, but Dora keeps forgetting to wear her safety gear.  :|
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #115 on: 06 Jan 2009, 01:14 »

I love Dora's new (old? original? just longer, I guess!) hair, but what got me was Penny's face as she was reading Wil's letter.  Superbly drawn, kudos to Jeph.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #116 on: 06 Jan 2009, 02:09 »

This was a good one, I think, or at least it bodes well for the future.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #117 on: 06 Jan 2009, 02:20 »

Am I the only one who thinks Jeph should make a miniseries about Wil's journeys?
That would be SO AWESOME!

I freaked out on first seeing Dora's new hair because I thought she'd dyed it, but then I remembered she was blonde originally and it's just grown out and I calmed down  :-)
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #118 on: 06 Jan 2009, 02:32 »

Wow. When I read the second panel, my first thought was "Who's the chick talking to Faye, and how does she know her?" It was only a few seconds after when I realized that she's Dora...

That said, Dora's new hair is awesome! I think it suits her better than her competely dyed hair!

Also, I wonder how cold it is around there...
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #119 on: 06 Jan 2009, 02:32 »

dora's hair is ROKKIN my SOKKIN to DOKKEN.

wil is going to be just EATEN ALIVE by those guys once they realize he's a total pansywimp. that'll be a story arc to cover!
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #120 on: 06 Jan 2009, 02:59 »

This is SO Battlestar Galactica season 2 episode 19.  :-o
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #121 on: 06 Jan 2009, 03:00 »

Whoot! I've been waiting to see Dora as a blonde ever since I found out her true haircolor! That is awesome! And I have a theory Wil is going to turn into agent Bearclaw by the end of this. Whatever. Awesome.

Edit: And also, timeskip!
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #122 on: 06 Jan 2009, 03:18 »

Yeah, it's been no less than 3 weeks tops
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #123 on: 06 Jan 2009, 03:36 »

I dyed my hair black on Halloween.. I haven't dyed it since, I have maybe an inch of growth of new hair. It has been way longer than 3 weeks. more like 3 months, unless she does infact has a weird mutant gene that let's her grow her hair out super fast.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #124 on: 06 Jan 2009, 03:38 »

Holy fuck... this looks aweful! ><
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #125 on: 06 Jan 2009, 04:00 »

I am normally not a fan of blondes, but two-tone is fine.
And longish hair looks good on Dora.
...Poor...poor Wil.
And, I cut my hair really short about two weeks ago (like nearly shaved it,) and it's just now back to a fairly longish length (basically I can chew on the bangs.) So it's not unheard of, but a timeskip or extensions or something would be requi--IT'S A COMIC.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #126 on: 06 Jan 2009, 04:08 »

1311 = Awesomeness included.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #127 on: 06 Jan 2009, 04:14 »

I do agree on the hair thing, after having two different hair colors myself for a while.  Seeing dora as blond'll feel a bit wierd for a few strips, but I like it.

I've had two different hair colours myself for a while-- brown and gray.

That's not Ohio. Ohio doesn't have mountains.

In our world, yes. In the QC-verse, who knows?

Or maybe Wil just has a lousy sense of direction (I knew I should have made that left turn at Albuquerque!
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #128 on: 06 Jan 2009, 04:31 »

Mmm, Dora hair. <3
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #129 on: 06 Jan 2009, 04:38 »

I dyed my hair black on Halloween.. I haven't dyed it since, I have maybe an inch of growth of new hair. It has been way longer than 3 weeks. more like 3 months, unless she does infact has a weird mutant gene that let's her grow her hair out super fast.

Human hair grows at a rate of one inch every 45-60 days (it grows slightly faster if you cut it, oddly).  While I'm not suggesting Jeph has been scientifically accurate, which would make the jump more like six months, it's definitely meant as an indicator of Long Time Passing.

Re: the closing of the forums thing.  The fastest way to turn an artistic project into shit is to shut out anyone who disagrees with you.  I don't believe Jeph would do that just because he doesn't like being told he's not perfect, but he might do it if he thought intelligent life was extinct here.  I've not been keeping up with forum politics and for the most part I really do not care, but if Jeph closes or personally abandons this forum because he's sick to death of 'shipping, whining and pedantry and QC proceeds to degenerate for lack of constructive criticism, it is your fault and not his.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #130 on: 06 Jan 2009, 05:08 »

I think Jeph knows that opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.

Nor that i really think that he really cares. As long as it doesn't affect his drawing schedule of the handling of the merch. he not going to bother.


People been 'shipping for as long as the comic has been around and people who are tightly wound are having problems with it.


As for Dora's hair, because the timeline moved so quick (seeing as how Wil already sending seemingly far away postcards) it makes a bit of sense that dora hair growing out. She looks kinds hot actually with the blond. Question is....can CoD handle 2 blonds???? *highlander music plays*
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #131 on: 06 Jan 2009, 05:12 »

I found my internet startup niche: I'll blatantly steal every strip from now on and edit Dora's hair back into black, then publish it on my new site.

Hmm, "Back into Black" is an awesome title for this.
I'll be bought out by Google in no time!


Liked the comic. :3
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #132 on: 06 Jan 2009, 05:20 »

Well, maybe its just a wig :-P
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #133 on: 06 Jan 2009, 05:35 »

Back to the topic of "Why Jeph hates the forums".  Yes I know nobody actually wants to talk about this, but here I go anyway.

I think his main beef is with the various knee-jerk reaction criticisms such as WHAT THE SCROTUM HELL HAPPENED TO HER ASS BALLS HAIR?!?  Not exactly useful "criticism", and I don't blame him for thinking that it's not worth his hosting space to allow people to post garbage like that. 

Although we can also post super cool stuff like this here afro emoticon.   :mrgreen:   Yes.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #134 on: 06 Jan 2009, 05:48 »

I'll have a nice steaming cup of hypothermia please.

So it's mid winter.  And her hair has grown out to it's natural blonde to a rather remarkable length.  And now I must resist the urge to google the average growth rate of human hair and use that as a guesstimate for the time change.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #135 on: 06 Jan 2009, 05:48 »

wait, I still trying to figure out where Jeph said he hates the forums.

a post?
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #136 on: 06 Jan 2009, 05:59 »

this leap of time reminds of Heroes season two "4 months later".
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #137 on: 06 Jan 2009, 06:07 »

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Just... wow. Everything about this comic makes me feel... happy. It's a drastic change, I love Dora's hair, I love the smitten look in Penelope's eyes, and most of all I love the potential of what Jeph can do with this opportunity for the long-term plot.

That, and it starkly contrasts the lack of emotion in Faye's "relationship" with Sven, which is of course the part I like.

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Well, it's now winter, and it wasn't in the previous comic, so I'm seeing that as a literary device. "The season has changed", and that tells us roughly how much time has passed. Also, there's been some hideous environmental catastrophe, so we now have peroxide rain, but Dora keeps forgetting to wear her safety gear.

That was mildly funny.

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he's sick to death of 'shipping, whining and pedantry and QC proceeds to degenerate for lack of constructive criticism, it is your fault and not his.

Apparently I am unclear as to the reference of 'shipping.  I honestly thought it had something to do with book sales.  Anyone care to send me a PM and explain that with short words and diagrams?  I got the whining and pedantry part...I'm not totally illiterate...just not up on the jargon.



As far as today's comic...

...oh, I can see this ending badly for Wil.  I can see the stroke of evil genius in Jeph that, after a few of these "time-indicator" strips, postcards from Wil, they abruptly stop.

And leave us (and Pen) wondering just what the hell happened to him.

That would be a delightfully evil story arc, and one I think Jeph might enjoy writing, especially if it allows Faye to be snarky and insensitive at Penelope's misery and loss.

I'm kinda hoping that DOESN'T happen, but I won't be surprised if it does.

Either that, or Wil ends up in California and his last postcard is that he's found the love of his life:  A beach bunny who digs motorcycles in Venice and he's never coming back.

That would also be an evil, bittersweet ending.

I liked the strip today;  Didn't make me laugh, but then again, I don't think it was supposed to.

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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #138 on: 06 Jan 2009, 06:22 »

I love how Wil got his new friends together for a picture.  And i def want a Fuck Eat Kill shirt...
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #139 on: 06 Jan 2009, 06:39 »

Heh, so it looks like Dora finally chose her way to get back to her natural color. She's good-looking right now (even awesome to me), yet I guess it must have been a bit weird at first, with only the roots being blond. But I wouldn't know that much, since I've never been into dye. I'm kinda curious : how does it work in real life? By wearing a hat for the first few weeks or something?

On a side note, am I the only one to find Dora's face in panel 4 slightly reminiscent of early Hannelore's?
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #140 on: 06 Jan 2009, 07:32 »

Have been liking the last couple comics. More developments, less small talk!  :evil:
Also I can not understand why Dora did ever feel the urge to dye her hair black.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #141 on: 06 Jan 2009, 07:46 »

Heh, so it looks like Dora finally chose her way to get back to her natural color. She's good-looking right now (even awesome to me), yet I guess it must have been a bit weird at first, with only the roots being blond. But I wouldn't know that much, since I've never been into dye. I'm kinda curious : how does it work in real life? By wearing a hat for the first few weeks or something?

On a side note, am I the only one to find Dora's face in panel 4 slightly reminiscent of early Hannelore's?

damn, she really does look like Hanners there.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #142 on: 06 Jan 2009, 08:09 »

I want to see how Faye's igloo looks, with her just sitting there drinking yellow snow chai, and dining on roast walrus.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #143 on: 06 Jan 2009, 08:13 »

having just looked back a bit, we havent actually seen Dora since before christmas. It's quite possible that those comics in between Marten's phone call to his mom and now covered a fair length of time on their own, considering they were fairly self-contained. So really, there could have been a good few months in there over several strips, not just that obvious gap.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #144 on: 06 Jan 2009, 08:23 »

While aesthetically I prefer Dora's short black hair, I think that the grown out roots are a cool way to show the passage of time (and I'm sure it was fun to draw).  The shock to the audience contrasted with the lack of surprise from characters (due to it's natural growth over the unseen time) is a nice effect. 

I think this was the right way to advance the Will/Pen plot, rather than just moving on to another arch and coming back to this suddenly introduced road trip of a relatively minor character months (real time) later.  Kudos, Jeph, for your excellent synthesis of art and story. 
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #145 on: 06 Jan 2009, 08:27 »

I want to see how Faye's igloo looks, with her just sitting there drinking yellow snow chai, and dining on roast walrus.
Yellow snow chai does not sound like something you'd want to drink. o_O
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #146 on: 06 Jan 2009, 08:35 »

Nice time-jump there.   Also like the change to the characters.    Thumbs up!
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #147 on: 06 Jan 2009, 08:48 »

lol, wonder how the rest of the QC universe reacted to the time shift?


Maybe Nat finally learned how to play a guitar. Ha! Fat chance of that happening.
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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #148 on: 06 Jan 2009, 09:15 »

I'm guessing the comic jumped 6-8 weeks. It's nice to see something other than summer weather for a change.

Also, I wonder how cold it is around there...

It's been in the 30s for a while now. A couple weeks ago we almost saw 60.

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Re: WCT January 5-9
« Reply #149 on: 06 Jan 2009, 09:36 »

So I'm out of the loop, when did Jeph say he might get rid of theforums?
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