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Moment of the Week:

Faye catches Marigold reading Slash
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Tai WROTE "Quidditch Field Idyll"
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WILL YOU SIGN MY NETBOOK
- 4 (4.9%)
"It's really good though!"
- 0 (0%)
Wanna come to dinner?
- 1 (1.2%)
Marigold has no idea, does she?
- 24 (29.3%)
Novel Euphemism
- 10 (12.2%)
It's got lots of potential!
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B-but yea, TONS of potential!
- 4 (4.9%)
You have to show people WHY it's sexy.
- 4 (4.9%)
Ron... and SNAPE...
- 16 (19.5%)
I give up.
- 14 (17.1%)

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Author Topic: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010 (1786-1790)  (Read 102042 times)

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WCDT: 1-5 November 2010 (1786-1790)
« on: 31 Oct 2010, 15:11 »

Happy Halloween everyone!

Here's your tasty, sweet and chewy thread (with a crunchy poll inside!) for your editorial pleasure.

EDIT: Changed the format to include dates and strips included.
« Last Edit: 05 Nov 2010, 06:27 by jwhouk »
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #1 on: 31 Oct 2010, 15:50 »

Early comic!  Tai is a (minor) celebrity!  

And I suppose "BUTTS LOL" is at least the choice for Monday...

Happy Halloween, everyone!   :mrgreen:
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #2 on: 31 Oct 2010, 16:05 »

This makes me wish I'd written more bad fanfic when I was younger.

...I know they say you're never too old, but in this case...
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #3 on: 31 Oct 2010, 16:05 »

Sign her netbook? But where?
Screen is counter-productive, keyboard is both difficult and likely to wear off... top cover? Then she can get it engraved to match.

Or maybe Marigold wants Tai to sign her private key?
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #4 on: 31 Oct 2010, 16:30 »

It doesn't happen very often that every single panel of a strip makes me grin. It happened here.  :-D
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #5 on: 31 Oct 2010, 18:24 »

Or maybe Marigold wants Tai to sign her private key?
Kinky!

For those who didn't get it, the normal thing would be to sign a public key.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #6 on: 31 Oct 2010, 19:15 »

The 'inevitable cleft of his taut buttocks'?

Look, I already had plenty of reasons to hate Tai as it is.

'Sides, if those're Ron's cheeks, I'd guess the proper adjective should be 'scrawny.'
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #7 on: 31 Oct 2010, 19:16 »

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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #8 on: 31 Oct 2010, 19:28 »

Wait, did we know Tai wrote that kind of thing?
We knew she was a Harry Potter nerd, and that she writes homoerotic fiction (including taut buttocks), so I guess it makes sense, though her writing yaoi seems a bit odd. Then there's the whole question of why Tai, presumably an Eng. Lit. grad student, would find JKR's laundry-list-dull writing style appealing in the first place...  :evil:

In the first couple of panels, Tai even looks a little Potteresque.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #9 on: 31 Oct 2010, 20:07 »

Wait, did we know Tai wrote that kind of thing?
We knew she was a Harry Potter nerd, and that she writes homoerotic fiction, so I guess it makes sense, though her writing yaoi seems a bit odd. Then there's the whole question of why Tai, presumably an Eng. Lit. grad student, would find JKR's laundry-list-dull writing style appealing in the first place...  :evil:

In the first couple of panels, Tai even looks a little Potteresque.
Then again, she genuinely enjoys Jimbo's writing. That alone should tell you scores about her taste in literature.

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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #10 on: 31 Oct 2010, 20:40 »

Harry and Ron?! That's sick!




It's Harry and DRACO who are meant to be, dammit!!!! OTP!!!



But seriously, I would personally hesitate to read rated-R Harry Potter fanfics in public. But that's just me.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #11 on: 31 Oct 2010, 20:41 »

Hopefully, it's not.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #12 on: 31 Oct 2010, 21:17 »

I don't know what's worst: That he misspelled quidditch, that I know he misspelled quidditch, or that I'm the first one to say that I noticed this.

Also, it's insane how much slash has been made for Harry Potter when the only canonically gay dude is Dumbledore. I mean, what about all the ladyfolk that clearly had vibes for each other? Or that steps to the boys room that girls could climb? Or Hagrid and all his- okay, never mind. I think I'll go polish my wand or stroke my dragon now (SNL heyoooooooooo!).

Also noting tai squadron and the use of the number 42 and the triforce minicomp that looks a bit too much like a DS to me- I could have sworn it was a DS lite or i until the last panel.

Also noting that Goldie is either really slow at switching/ closing tabs, or that netbooks suck even more than I already thought (don't get angry, I have big fingers- I hate smartphones too.).

Also noting that any dude would be butchered if he looked at prawn at the coffeeshop he was working at.

Also noting the hilarity of a lesbian who doesn't even want to have sex with a girl a dude came in (I know there are mitigating circumstances, stop poking me) is writing slash.

Also noting that a third of what I've said has already been said in differing ways. Oh well.

Also noting that I note too much.

Then there's the whole question of why Tai, presumably an Eng. Lit. grad student, would find JKR's laundry-list-dull writing style appealing in the first place...  :evil:
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #13 on: 31 Oct 2010, 21:33 »

Noted and logged.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #14 on: 31 Oct 2010, 22:04 »

Weasley is our king.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #15 on: 31 Oct 2010, 22:24 »

Harry/Ron?  Really?

Figured Tai would be writing something a little less... mainstream.  Hagrid/Giant Squid or something weird like that.  (Yes it exists.)
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #16 on: 31 Oct 2010, 22:26 »

  You know what?  I didn't even bat an eye at the fact that Tai--a lesbian--is writing slash fics.  I see it all the time on the internet to the point I've gotten used to it.  So many girls claim to be lesbians yet say they like slash and yaoi.  Yes, yaoi.  Yaoi as in the gay buttseckors.  

  They typically make the argument that while they like watching two bishie anime guys get it on, they don't actually want to have sex with guys IRL.

  -Sigh-  Well, at least Tai knows better than to write Draco/Harry...
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #17 on: 31 Oct 2010, 23:16 »

My first reaction was "Why is she reading that on a DS?" Damn, computers are getting small.
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« Reply #18 on: 31 Oct 2010, 23:31 »

She'd be better off writing Star Trek Yuri fic.    :-D
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #19 on: 01 Nov 2010, 01:46 »

Also noting that any dude would be butchered if he looked at prawn at the coffeeshop he was working at.
If it was text-only pr0n, mostly nobody would notice, and Marigold doesn't work at CoD.

On the subject of noting details, what do they sell at Panda House across the street from CoD? Is it a "Chinese" restaurant? A quick google reveals that there are actually three restaurants of that name near Northampton MA, and a Panda Garden in the town. Jeeze, talk about pandering to stereotypical views...
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #20 on: 01 Nov 2010, 02:02 »

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Panda House (IRL) moved out of Northampton a few years ago.

And yes, it was Chinese food (or at least what we Americans call Chinese Food).
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« Reply #21 on: 01 Nov 2010, 02:30 »

Then there's the whole question of why Tai, presumably an Eng. Lit. grad student, would find JKR's laundry-list-dull writing style appealing in the first place...  :evil:

I figured she wrote this when she was younger... most of these fics, at least according to stereotype, are written by high schoolers.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #22 on: 01 Nov 2010, 02:39 »


...

Also noting that Goldie is either really slow at switching/ closing tabs, or that netbooks suck even more than I already thought (don't get angry, I have big fingers- I hate smartphones too.).

...

[bile]

whilst i'm sure that Marigold will be a linux user I've developed a real hatred of netbooks and could easily see a small one taking 10s or more to hide Firefox.

my wife has just bought a brand new acer aspire 1 with windows 7 basic, and not only is it slower than the acer aspire 1 from 2 years ago that was running xp when it broke, it's slower than the 1995 era dell dimention 4400 runing xp sp3 that i have at home as a "server".

I understand that moores law allows for either cheaper or more powerful, but my larger fingers aside i simply cannot stand these tiny things. it's faster for me to use my old iPhone 3G to look up something.

[/bile]
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #23 on: 01 Nov 2010, 02:58 »

The new Macbook Airs seem to be becoming the "gold standard" of small laptops fairly fast. And, frankly, the iPad is about five to ten times easier and faster to use than any netbook I've ever tried.
It's just a pity they're so expensive.

Also; W7 basic sucks ass. Microsoft, Symbian, Google, and all the other mobile OS people need to get a grip and start making proper scalable "small" operating systems developed expressly for netbooks.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #24 on: 01 Nov 2010, 04:10 »

The new Macbook Airs seem to be becoming the "gold standard" of small laptops fairly fast. And, frankly, the iPad is about five to ten times easier and faster to use than any netbook I've ever tried.
It's just a pity they're so expensive.

Also; W7 basic sucks ass. Microsoft, Symbian, Google, and all the other mobile OS people need to get a grip and start making proper scalable "small" operating systems developed expressly for netbooks.

Depends on your definition of "small".  I still argue for the Sony Vaio Z, which is ridiculously times more powerful, in a 13.1" size (full i7 processors, RAIDed SSDs, optical drive), for an equally ridiculous price.  Well, ok, not ridiculous, considering what you get, but pretty high.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #25 on: 01 Nov 2010, 04:21 »

Then there's the whole question of why Tai, presumably an Eng. Lit. grad student, would find JKR's laundry-list-dull writing style appealing in the first place...  :evil:

I figured she wrote this when she was younger... most of these fics, at least according to stereotype, are written by high schoolers.

There's no set age limit for slash fic writers. Also, as to the whole English lit major? I have a friend who's been writing slash since high school, has gotten both her undergrad and graduate degrees in Literature, and she loves slash AND Harry Potter. Good slash, bad slash, Harry/Draco, Ron/Draco, Harry/Ron, Sirius/Remus (her One True Pair)... You name it, she's slashed it. In fact, most of the more active slashers I've met through Harry Potter fandom ARE or have been English Lit majors.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #26 on: 01 Nov 2010, 05:20 »

Now that I think about it, dressed like that, Tai does kinda resemble Ron quite a bit. I don't know if that says something about Ron, or Tai.

Oh, and everybody knows, Yaoi is for lesbians and Yuri is for straight dudes. Straight girls just read the originals. Gay boys don't read.

Well, that was enough stereotype stoking for one day. Tah-tah.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #27 on: 01 Nov 2010, 05:22 »

Harry/whomever slash fics are probably common - I occasionally head over to Topless Robot for the "Fan Fic Fridays" and there are some odd ducks out there.  

I'm just waiting for the Beowulf/Grendel slash fic
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #28 on: 01 Nov 2010, 05:36 »

I'm just waiting for the Beowulf/Grendel slash fic

Knowing the Internet, it HAS to exist already.  Most likely written in Old English.
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« Reply #29 on: 01 Nov 2010, 07:31 »

Exactly half of the internet is full of people who write fanfiction.  The other half is filled with people who read fanfiction but don't admit it because it's not cool.  The former half also has the occasional, rare example of someone who writes something so mind-bendingly obscene that they'll gleefully share it, knowing it will ruin lives simply by existing.  If you say you don't know anything about fanfiction, and you're saying it on the internet, YOU ARE NOT FOOLING ANYONE.

...that being said, I heartily approve of Beowulf / Grendel slash.  "I will take the beast naked, on his own terms!"  Christ, half the work is done for you.  And you just KNOW that there's the sequel in which Beowulf hits up that MILF in the cave.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #30 on: 01 Nov 2010, 08:14 »

I'm just waiting for the Beowulf/Grendel slash fic
Or Gilgamesh/Enkidu slash fic.

Oh, wait...
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #31 on: 01 Nov 2010, 08:37 »

Hey, Marigold has a Viliv N5. Skinned, too! Good taste.

As if I didn't have ENOUGH reasons to like her.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #32 on: 01 Nov 2010, 08:49 »

Considering the gratuitous enactment of Rule 34 currently being undertaken, does anyone have any ideas for a suitable sound effect that one might theoretically hear everytime a conversation spawns new enactment? Something like the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #33 on: 01 Nov 2010, 09:30 »

 You know what?  I didn't even bat an eye at the fact that Tai--a lesbian--is writing slash fics.  I see it all the time on the internet to the point I've gotten used to it.  So many girls claim to be lesbians yet say they like slash and yaoi.  Yes, yaoi.  Yaoi as in the gay buttseckors.  

  They typically make the argument that while they like watching two bishie anime guys get it on, they don't actually want to have sex with guys IRL.
Do gay dudes look at lesbian porn and get off?

Also noting that any dude would be butchered if he looked at prawn at the coffeeshop he was working at.
If it was text-only pr0n, mostly nobody would notice, and Marigold doesn't work at CoD.

On the subject of noting details, what do they sell at Panda House across the street from CoD? Is it a "Chinese" restaurant? A quick google reveals that there are actually three restaurants of that name near Northampton MA, and a Panda Garden in the town. Jeeze, talk about pandering to stereotypical views...

Sorry, my visual cortex got discombobulated and I mixed her up with Cossette. Re-positing; any dude would be labeled a pervert and a creep if someone saw him reading text prawn from literotica or fanfiction.net or somesuch while he sipped his copy.


And yes, it was Chinese food (or at least what we Americans call Chinese Food).
What, fortune cookies and chow mein aren't native Chinese cuisine?

Then there's the whole question of why Tai, presumably an Eng. Lit. grad student, would find JKR's laundry-list-dull writing style appealing in the first place...  :evil:

I figured she wrote this when she was younger... most of these fics, at least according to stereotype, are written by high schoolers.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #34 on: 01 Nov 2010, 09:50 »

Considering the gratuitous enactment of Rule 34 currently being undertaken, does anyone have any ideas for a suitable sound effect that one might theoretically hear everytime a conversation spawns new enactment? Something like the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?

I imagine it would be a bit of a squelching noise.  >_>  And 5 would be right out!

I can wrap my brain around lesbians liking yaoi, and I get that one might like a fictional account of something that one would never do or participate in, but since Tai had a bad reaction to Marten's whimsical spooge descriptions, it leaves me with some surprise that she would write yaoi -- I mean, she'd probably end up having to describe it herself, though maybe she wouldn't use the term "happy batter" (that would be awesomely hilarious if a yaoi writer DID use that term).  Regarding her fanfic itself, the excerpt was so badly written I can only hope she's not an English Lit major.  Writing yaoi may be "slumming" for real writers, but that's no excuse for awful prose.  Then again, this may ensure that Tai one day becomes a best selling author, considering what gets published/popular these days.

Here's a litmus test to see if you've read fanfic: "Still the prettiest!"  If you recognized that quote, you have.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #35 on: 01 Nov 2010, 09:56 »

Still trying to get my mind away from that "inevitable cleft." Which I can't because, you know, read the label.

Exactly half of the internet is full of people who write fanfiction.  The other half is filled with people who read fanfiction but don't admit it because it's not cool.  The former half also has the occasional, rare example of someone who writes something so mind-bendingly obscene that they'll gleefully share it, knowing it will ruin lives simply by existing.  If you say you don't know anything about fanfiction, and you're saying it on the internet, YOU ARE NOT FOOLING ANYONE.

...that being said, I heartily approve of Beowulf / Grendel slash.  "I will take the beast naked, on his own terms!"  Christ, half the work is done for you.  And you just KNOW that there's the sequel in which Beowulf hits up that MILF in the cave.
The animated version of that last part already exists, starring Angelina Jolie as said MILF.
I've never written any fanfiction. I have read some, way back in the day—most notably "Heavy Planet," or something like that, a Sailor Moon semi-pron tale that I read beyond the first five paragraphs mainly because it treated the Sailor Scouts seriously—and it was amazing how much there really is to work with when doing so. (Dr. Allosaurus, (I kid you not) why, oh why, did you never finish that?)

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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #36 on: 01 Nov 2010, 10:10 »

I'm just waiting for the Beowulf/Grendel slash fic
Or Gilgamesh/Enkidu slash fic.

Oh, wait...
I thought that was just yaoi bait, so the fangirls could think their part?



Regarding her fanfic itself, the excerpt was so badly written
hahahaha.

HAHAHAHAHA.

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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #37 on: 01 Nov 2010, 10:16 »

Also noting that any dude would be butchered if he looked at prawn at the coffeeshop he was working at.
If it was text-only pr0n, mostly nobody would notice, and Marigold doesn't work at CoD.
Unusually for a female character.

Westrim says he was thinking of Cosette, but Faye was reading over Marigirl's shoulder.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #38 on: 01 Nov 2010, 11:05 »

Does anyone else find it odd that the bushes are INSIDE the window in the the first panel? (See that they go beyond the window frame at the right). Or do you think it's a mis-draw?

I'm still amazed (and yet somehow very glad) no one has fanfictionized or rule 32'd this: http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1453
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #39 on: 01 Nov 2010, 11:38 »

The new Macbook Airs seem to be becoming the "gold standard" of small laptops fairly fast. And, frankly, the iPad is about five to ten times easier and faster to use than any netbook I've ever tried.
It's just a pity they're so expensive.

And there you point out the niche for netbooks -- a computer that is small enough, lightweight enough and cheap enough to dare to take anywhere, quick enough to do some internet banking and to do your email and read QC when you're on vacation, with a decent keyboard (at least my Samsung has a decent keyboard; better than the Asus and Acer netbooks) to keep a diary when on vacation, with a decent enough hard disk to work as an image tank for your photography when you're on vacation or location, and to, in case of emergency, double as a real computer on the road. And with a realistic 6 hour battery life.

The Samsung netbook I have works well enough with Windows 7 Home, and does all of the above, at a lot less than the price of an iPad, which doesn't do all of the above. It's been the best 300 dollar investment we've done.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #40 on: 01 Nov 2010, 11:54 »

Does anyone else find it odd that the bushes are INSIDE the window in the the first panel?

The plant's been inside since Dora got it; it's called Melvin.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #41 on: 01 Nov 2010, 12:33 »

Anyway, I'm now trying to work out whether or not Tergon has caused me to cease to exist. For the record, I don't think he h *pop*

Wait - oh, dammi *pop*

In all honesty, even if I did run across a fanfic of something I was a fan of, I'd probably actively avoid it. 

Anybody for Flo/Gecko?
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #42 on: 01 Nov 2010, 13:43 »

For comic #1786...

1. Happy All Saints' Day, all.  Hope everyone's Halloween was good too.

2. Funny comic, but makes my inner Hogwarts fan cry :psyduck: .

3. I also thought Marigold's device was a Nintendo product, with the Legend of Zelda's Tri-Force on its lid.  Unless Nintendo also makes net-books?

4. Funny how Tai and Marigold are both so warmly dressed compared to Faye.

5. I sense more Tai "yuri" hijinks, this time directed towards Marigold :roll: .
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #43 on: 01 Nov 2010, 14:01 »

3. I also thought Marigold's device was a Nintendo product, with the Legend of Zelda's Tri-Force on its lid.  Unless Nintendo also makes net-books?

Nah, the Triforce DS has the logo in the corner, like this-

http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Zelda-Gold-Triforce-DS-Nintendo/dp/B0022V26QG

Marigold has got to be holding a Villiv N5 or an MBook with a Zelda skin/decal. It's too round to be a Fujitsu, and too small to be an Acer.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #44 on: 01 Nov 2010, 14:39 »

I'm just waiting for the Beowulf/Grendel slash fic
Or Gilgamesh/Enkidu slash fic.

Oh, wait...
I thought that was just yaoi bait, so the fangirls could think their part?

It's debatable due to translation issues, although usually with archaeological linguistics it's best to err on the side of what would squick a monk.

What's weird is that I've heard that most of the data we have on the legend other than the epic suggests earlier versions didn't put nearly so much emphasis on the relationship of the two.  In composing our version, the poets and scribes so tasked followed the framework of the existing legends, but fleshed out (so to speak) the bond between the two men and moved it to the forefront of their account.

Sound familiar?
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #45 on: 01 Nov 2010, 15:25 »

With all this talk here of slash, I was a bit surprised to hear today of a new search engine which uses "slashtags" as its main USP  :mrgreen:.
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #46 on: 01 Nov 2010, 16:18 »

I am now officially shipping Jeph and Fanfiction.net: http://jephjacques.tumblr.com/post/1456308074/fffffffff
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #47 on: 01 Nov 2010, 16:20 »

Here's a litmus test to see if you've read fanfic: "Still the prettiest!"  If you recognized that quote, you have.
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How about "I'll curse you if you even ATTEMPT!"
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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #48 on: 01 Nov 2010, 16:40 »

And yes, it was Chinese food (or at least what we Americans call Chinese Food).
What, fortune cookies and chow mein aren't native Chinese cuisine?
You can blame the Japanese for fortune-cookies. "Chow-mein" (炒面 chǎo-miŕn, pronounced roughly chow-me-en*) is an authentic traditional dish, or rather family of dishes, since all it really describes is fried noodles with shredded meat and/or vegetables, and there are many, many variations prepared in China, and wherever Chinese people have settled.

Chop-suey, by contrast, is often represented as being some sort of invented, leftover glurge foisted on unsuspecting Americans by sneaky Chinese immigrants, but I am dubious. Chop-suey (杂碎 zá suě pronounced roughly dza-sway*) means "assorted stuff" or "odds and ends", and does anyone actually imagine that nobody in the whole history of China ever threw a meal together out of whatever leftovers they had available before they got to the United States?

*My pronunciations are those of Mandarin Chinese. Many English loan-word names for Chinese food, and many other things, are derived from Southern Chinese pronunciations.

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Re: WCDT: 1-5 November 2010
« Reply #49 on: 01 Nov 2010, 17:16 »

What's on the Menu for this week?

Teh Drama!    - 10 (18.5%)
Faye & Angus II - The Second Date    - 6 (11.1%)
Sven woos Hanners (again)    - 2 (3.7%)
Sven woos Marigold!    - 3 (5.6%)
PVP: Dale vs. Marigold!    - 14 (25.9%)
More Singularity Jokes!    - 0 (0%)
Will & Penelope Elope!    - 2 (3.7%)
BUTTS LOL!    - 11 (20.4%)
GOOGLE IT!    - 6 (11.1%)

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