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Moment of the Week

Hannelore's meltdown
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Cosette's Bad Hair Cut
- 0 (0%)
What Tai Did With The Clippers
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"Wait, how are you gonna try on skinny jeans?"
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"She might hit you with a crutch."
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Sexy or Nice?
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Shoplifters Will Be Persecuted
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TINIEST BIT SMILEY!
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Right Parts TOTALLY different Instruction Manual
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #100 on: 01 Jul 2010, 17:36 »

Yeah I would say Steve's reaction is normal given that his girlfriend basically ignored his compliment to pay attention to a lesser/more generic compliment.  Plus there's the whole "She was originally after you" thing.

On the other hand I think Cosette's reaction may be understandable because Martin's reaction is presumably neutral while significant others often white lie.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #101 on: 01 Jul 2010, 22:54 »

Geeze Steve!!  Someone really needs to take lessons on how to NOT completely make an ass of himself!


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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #102 on: 01 Jul 2010, 23:19 »

Suddenly I remember that Steve easily holds the record for most failed relationships in QC.

I wonder why.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #103 on: 01 Jul 2010, 23:22 »

Guess Steve's not taking it very well, the fact that he used to be quite the ladies' man (an informed ability I believe, before the beginning of the strip), and Marten's got a pseudo-harem around him all the time.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #104 on: 01 Jul 2010, 23:37 »

Poor Steve, he just can't stand up for falling down! Is he the only person present who doesn't know Tai's... er... orientation?
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #105 on: 02 Jul 2010, 00:12 »

If so, he soon won't be.

I absolutely love Tai's expression and ... take on the situation:
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #106 on: 02 Jul 2010, 00:58 »

Given how Cosette acted at the start of their relationship, it looks like she's growing up.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #107 on: 02 Jul 2010, 01:21 »

Which may be bad news for Steve, if this comic is any sort of indicator of his state of maturity.

Then again, he's lost girls to dolphins, lurking exboyfriends, and some sort of witness protection, as best I recall. Losing this one to Marten would be par for the course.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #108 on: 02 Jul 2010, 01:26 »

Poor Steve, he just can't stand up for falling down! Is he the only person present who doesn't know Tai's... er... orientation?
Actually, I'm pretty sure Steve is, or ought to be, aware that Tai is into the ladies; when he and Marten were looking for Cosette, they woke Tai up to get here yearbook and Marten accidentally sat on her friend who happened to be in her bed. Naked.

Whether he noticed (he does tend to get a bit of tunnel-vision when he's focussed obsessed) and whether he thought this merely meant she was also into ladies and not exclusively so is another matter however.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #109 on: 02 Jul 2010, 02:06 »

Poor Steve, he just can't stand up for falling down! Is he the only person present who doesn't know Tai's... er... orientation?

Now that I have had time to think about it, I think Steve does.  I think he was betting that Cosette doesn't.  The point he's trying to make is that he has a right to feel jealous of her blushing at Marten because she would be jealous if the situation was reversed.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #110 on: 02 Jul 2010, 02:08 »

Which may be bad news for Steve, if this comic is any sort of indicator of his state of maturity.

Then again, he's lost girls to dolphins, lurking exboyfriends, and some sort of witness protection, as best I recall. Losing this one to Marten would be par for the course.

... I can't remember the witness protection. Which girl was that?
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #111 on: 02 Jul 2010, 02:09 »

Which may be bad news for Steve, if this comic is any sort of indicator of his state of maturity.

Then again, he's lost girls to dolphins, lurking exboyfriends, and some sort of witness protection, as best I recall. Losing this one to Marten would be par for the course.

... I can't remember the witness protection. Which girl was that?

The Russian spy?
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #112 on: 02 Jul 2010, 02:13 »

Yay Comic ! :-D

I'm kinda surprised Steve displays such a lack of self confidence.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #113 on: 02 Jul 2010, 04:24 »

Yeah I would say Steve's reaction is normal given that his girlfriend basically ignored his compliment to pay attention to a lesser/more generic compliment.  Plus there's the whole "She was originally after you" thing.

On the other hand I think Cosette's reaction may be understandable because Martin's reaction is presumably neutral while significant others often white lie.

I think we may need to work on your definition of "normal".  I would think that Steve's reaction falls into "WTF, where did this level of insecurity come from man?" territory.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #114 on: 02 Jul 2010, 04:30 »

I think Meena hurt Steve more than he and/or others realised.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #115 on: 02 Jul 2010, 05:10 »

Steve' s got a right to be a tad angry; he's handling it in a completely ass way though.  It's pretty apparent Cosette's still interested in Marten, but yelling at her and making a fool of himself isn't going to change that.

In other news; have those near-softcore-porn American Apparel ads always been on the site?  I just didn't remember the topless woman scrolling across the top of the site before.  Or the hairy guys in crotch-holding towels. 
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #116 on: 02 Jul 2010, 05:18 »

They've been in the archive comics for quite a while.  Not all of them are softcore porn, though - many of them emphasize the clothes...
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #117 on: 02 Jul 2010, 05:28 »

I can't remember the witness protection. Which girl was that?
Tortura the heavily scarred Russian is probably the lady in question. I'm not sure if it was witness protection, more like just going underground.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #118 on: 02 Jul 2010, 05:32 »

Irrational jealousy tends to be a turn-off for most people; Steve needs to calm down, and talk about his feelings/insecurities with Cosette instead of throwing tantrums.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #119 on: 02 Jul 2010, 05:59 »

Uh... Steve's reaction is overblown and childish, but it's not exactly irrational.  I probably haven't commented on these forums in over a year, but I will if something really bothers me, and this does.  Cosette basically ignores his input and blushes at Marten's comment right in front of him, which is worse when you consider she was originally interested in Marten in the first place.  It doesn't matter if she claims that she wouldn't be bothered by the same thing - there's nothing WRONG with Steve being bothered by this.  His reaction, not to mention acting pissed at Marten, is not appropriate - but Cosette's reaction is certainly "off", and if Jeph is trying to make it seem like there was nothing at all weird about that... well, that's just not right. 

In short, Steve's reaction being inappropriate doesn't mean that Cosette wasn't acting sketchy.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #120 on: 02 Jul 2010, 06:03 »

Irrational jealousy tends to be a turn-off for most people; Steve needs to calm down, and talk about his feelings/insecurities with Cosette instead of throwing tantrums.

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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #121 on: 02 Jul 2010, 07:36 »

Except now Steve has the power to kill them both in half a second. AND THEY DON'T KNOW IT!
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #122 on: 02 Jul 2010, 07:59 »

[...]

Oh, yeah, that'll happen.

You had to link to TV Tropes, didn't you?

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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #123 on: 02 Jul 2010, 08:10 »

Hmm...

Bring on the Steve/Dora shippers.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #124 on: 02 Jul 2010, 08:34 »

Cosette ignores his input and blushes at Marten's comment right in front of him, which is worse when you consider she was originally interested in Marten in the first place. 

So? She chose to date Steve. That, presumably, means she's interested in Steve enough for that. Are people in relationships supposed to suddenly become blind to anyone other than their partners, or pretend a compliment isn't flattering because it's not their One and Only making it?
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #125 on: 02 Jul 2010, 08:47 »

When you think about it, Steve really is a very insecure person. He tries to give the impression that he's a "ladies' man", but look at the way he obsessed over Meena before they got together, how frighteningly eager (rushing into Tai's apartment to look at a picture) he was to find out about Cosette just because she was a girl he maybe, possibly could have a chance with, and how frequently he drinks away his sorrows alone in his living room.

He's right to be worried and upset by Cosette's reaction to Marten's casual compliment, but taking it out on Marten and making a scene like that is clearly out of line.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #126 on: 02 Jul 2010, 13:49 »

Shoplifters Will Be...

Prosecuted.    - 0 (0%)
Persecuted.    - 4 (10.3%)
Prepared in Boiling Oil.    - 6 (15.4%)
Pintsized.    - 15 (38.5%)
Perniciously Porridged .    - 3 (7.7%)
Pancaked.    - 2 (5.1%)
PvP'ed.    - 3 (7.7%)
Polar Coordinate Transformed.    - 3 (7.7%)
Peppered (Then Grilled)    - 3 (7.7%)

Total Voters: 39
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #127 on: 02 Jul 2010, 15:47 »

A specific option was missing in last poll. "Shoptlifters will be pushed in a hole because THIS. IS. SPARTA!"
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #128 on: 02 Jul 2010, 17:51 »

By the way Jeph, your ability to do plaid is improving The set is following the bodies contours very well.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #129 on: 02 Jul 2010, 22:08 »

A specific option was missing in last poll. "Shoptlifters will be pushed in a hole because THIS. IS. SPARTA!"
Also prostituted.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #130 on: 02 Jul 2010, 22:11 »

I can't remember the witness protection. Which girl was that?
Tortura the heavily scarred Russian is probably the lady in question. I'm not sure if it was witness protection, more like just going underground.
Yes. You're probably right, but at the moment I couldn't recall and was not inclined to look up the strip. I did remember that she didn't to be returning to her life of crime, which was a shame, as it would've made my post funnier. "Steve's been dumped for lurkers, dolphins, and crime."

Well, maybe not.
I think Meena hurt Steve more than he and/or others realised.
I don't know if I agree with this or not. He got smashed after Ellen dumped him, too, but he did stay drunk longer after the Meena thing. So maybe. Or maybe it was an accumulation sort of affair.

I think I am clearer on one thing, though. In retrospective, I suspect Dave's peculiar behavior was at last partly caused by his being sure Meena was coming back to him; she simply needed to 'show' him she didn't have to. Reading those past strips, I notice how Marten and Dora tell Steve: "Don't give up on her." Which was foolish—anyone that worked up about someone's opinion of them is still heavily involved with that person.

Still, the alternative at that point seemed to be a Steve-Penelope relationship. I suppose they could've taken turns blowing up.
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #131 on: 02 Jul 2010, 22:34 »

Ooh, Steve and Pen-Pen.  Now there's a ship that's doomed!

Kinda like the Titanic without the surprise factor, 'cause everyone else would have seen the iceberg coming...

In all honesty, I don't think they'd have made it past a second date. 

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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #132 on: 04 Jul 2010, 14:51 »

Was "persecuted" intentional?
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Re: WDT - June 28-July 2, 2010
« Reply #133 on: 04 Jul 2010, 15:58 »

Persecution is always intentional…to the persecuted, anyway. So, if you're not persecuting anyone currently, the answer is 'yes.'

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(Also, Jeph tweeted that it was intentional…but I refuse to let the facts get in my way. That's the first maxim of dear old PWU.)
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