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And our MOMENT OF THE WEEK was? (Top Three Answers on the board...)

Ready to go? Everyone got their swimsuits?
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I don't have a swimsuit. You can borrow one of mine!
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Well? I-I can't wear this! Here, lemme see.
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No good? TOO good. She looks better in it than I do.
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Daaaaaaaaang (STOP DANGING AT ME)
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Four hipsters and a robot in a Ford Fiesta.
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Where the #### are we? No idea. Momo?
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My GPS indicates that we should turn here. You mean THERE?
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NO OUTLET. This is a trap, isn't it. Emily's luring us into the woods to hunt us for sport.
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I'm prepared. (KNIFE OF DOOM!)
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The lake house. Good thing I didn't invite a thousand people (you don't KNOW 1,000)
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Hello? Emily? Anybody home?
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Emily - In hockey mask and hatchet! Angus: "Called it."
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("The big plot twist at the end of QC is that Emily murders everybody, not Hannelore.")
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JUMP FOR IT, PRIMATE! (Jeph's quitting smoking)
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Are we the first people here? Gabby's out on the dock (no explanation?)
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IS THAT A SUPER NINTENDO? (CRASH)
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You've met Faye - this is her boyfriend Angus.
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...And that's Marigold.
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I LIKE VIDEO GAMES
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2291-95 (8-12 October 2012) Weekly Comics Discussion Thread  (Read 43943 times)

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Wait, what are those - oohhhh.

North American SNES carts were weird.

Then again, so were North American SNESes.
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The drinking water as displacement thing is a good trick for any addiction - it's how I try to avoid comfort eating. It doesn't work consistently because sometimes I just want to eat and damn the fact that I don't need to.
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Wait, what are those - oohhhh.

North American SNES carts were weird.

Then again, so were North American SNESes.

They look more like Master System carts to me.
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Were there more designs to SNES carts? I know the SNES got a redesign late in its product cycle (Sega Genesis got two), but wasn't aware of cart redesigns.

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Don't care don't care don't care get to the bathing suits!
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Were there more designs to SNES carts? I know the SNES got a redesign late in its product cycle (Sega Genesis got two), but wasn't aware of cart redesigns.
American
European

Or old/new, I don't know, the first SNES and SNES games I saw were in 1996.
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They look a bit more like N64 cartridges to me, due to the label taking up most of the cartridge. Also, I can definitely make out a triforce, but I have no idea what the rest are.
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Nah, they're American SNES cartridges alright. N64 had a rounded top.
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Who the hell keeps their cartridges in a plastic tub?  You leave them stacked on a shelf to gather dust so you can complain when they don't work and you have to blow the dust out of them.  It's tradition!
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Nah, they're American SNES cartridges alright. N64 had a rounded top.

Ya, but the SNES cartridges have a tiny little label, the N64 ones cover up a decent section of the actual cartridge.
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I can definitely make out a triforce, but I have no idea what the rest are.

There appears to be a copy of Super Metroid in the pile. Doesn't look quite like the real cover, but it definitely looks like Samus in her power suit.
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Were there more designs to SNES carts? I know the SNES got a redesign late in its product cycle (Sega Genesis got two), but wasn't aware of cart redesigns.
Yes, it was one of several things Nintendo did to enforce regional restrictions. Japan and Europe got rounded cartridges, North America got rectangular cartridges. See the SNES page on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNES#Regional_lockout
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Were there more designs to SNES carts? I know the SNES got a redesign late in its product cycle (Sega Genesis got two), but wasn't aware of cart redesigns.
Yes, it was one of several things Nintendo did to enforce regional restrictions. Japan and Europe got rounded cartridges, North America got rectangular cartridges. See the SNES page on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNES#Regional_lockout
that's...interesting to know. Although I don't get why they removed the colors from the american version and replaced them with shades of gray and purple.
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A back road, a sign that says "NO OUTLET"...

It's official. Emily lives in Amityville.    11 (6%)
No, she's related to the Blair Witch.    7 (3.8%)
Her actual last name is "Azuma da C'thulu" or something.    16 (8.7%)
Don't worry, Faye's got her blade.    28 (15.3%)
And Momo's got her electric shock.    24 (13.1%)

And Marigold's got her Nintendo DS.    15 (8.2%)
I don't remember my Ford Fiesta looking like THAT.    6 (3.3%)
And fitting four people and an AnthroPC? There goes Willing Suspension of Disbelief.    10 (5.5%)
It's actually a quite nice place on the lake. Their neighbor, Beatrice Chatman, thinks so.    8 (4.4%)
Or is it Stephen King?    7 (3.8%)
Worse: It's Tom Clancy.    7 (3.8%)
IT'S A TRAP! It's the script from the new movie, "The Hampshire Hipster Massacre!"    19 (10.4%)
Waffles, Spathe Ham, WE ARE WORKING ON THE TECHNOLOGY, etc.    3 (1.6%)
...But seriously - a Ford Fiesta?    22 (12%)

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Marigold - The gamer version of Scrooge McDuck
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I hate regional lockout stuff unless there is an extremely good reason. If there is content in the game that is illegal in country X, then fine, lock out that section. Otherwise, let me play my game. Why does buying a game in Europe mean that I can't play it in Japan?

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Heh

Marigold - The gamer version of Scrooge McDuck

So while everybody else is swimming in the lake, Marigold will literally be swimming in cartridges?
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As long as she wears a swimsuit I have no objections.

Like, at all.
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Faye and Marigold look exactly the same.

Apart from the different colour, length and style of their hair; completely different nose shape; Marigold's zits...

I misread that "z" as a "t" on first glance...
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Wishful thinking.   
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For comic #2295...

1. A bit late in saying, but wall-picture of young Emily is quite cute.

2. I expect the "lake party" story-arc to go on for a while, especially since Jeph is in the process of giving up smoking, though probably not as long as the "QC in space" arc.  So while I expect more guest & filler strips, I also completely understand if these things occur.

3. Oh gods...  Super NES, one of the major players of the early Console Wars.  So much nostalgia, and yet also featured hallmarks of video-game history.  My personal and memorable favorites...

- a. Chrono Trigger (#1).  Lauded as the best of the Chrono-series.  Chrono Trigger was notable for its non-linear storyline (time travel!) & various optional quests which affected the myriad possible ending(s).  Think Mass Effect #3 on 16-bit graphics, but with more than 3 endings and most of the endings very satisfying to the players (even the "evil" endings).  I spent months playing & replaying to see all the endings, and enjoyed them all.

- b. Final Fantasy #6 (JAP) / #3 (US).  Second only to the more widely acclaimed Final Fantasy #7 in the FF-series, Final Fantasy #6 was tale so epic in length and story-telling, that when the Apocalypse occurs and passes, that only marks the first-third of the game.  A evocative soundtrack despite using a simple MIDI.  A wide cast of playable characters, each with a story to tell & learn.

There was an opera scene that was both heart-touching & (later in-scene) hilarious; when the rakish but noble-souled thief jumped in to romance the beautiful clone-general away from the amorous & vengeful advances of the giant talking octopus.  [....what?  it's opera].  I played the Final Fantasy #6 to its maximum time & levels without regret.

Oh, and my personal topmost favorite characters amid the wide playable cast were the twin crown-prince brothers, one of whom sacrificed his own personal freedom & dreams for his twin's, by "cheating" his brother out of a king's crown (& its heavy responsibilites) that neither brother wanted to bear, via a coin toss with a double-sided coin.

- c. the Legend of Zelda (#3): A Link to the Past.  A hero's journey & struggle across two parallel worlds, begun with a special "soulmate" bond between the young nephew (Link) of an elderly swordsman, and a desperate princess (Zelda).  A bittersweet ending for the hero Link and princess Zelda, because despite having defeated the evil overlord (Ganon) and restoring both worlds and the lives lost, the soulmates are tragically separated by the gulf of parallel worlds in the end.

- d. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.  Taking most of the Super Mario Bros. cast into a "traditional" RPG setting, most players never understood the game was actually a tongue-in-cheek comedy-adventure rather than the "standard" RPG theme(s).  Super Mario RPG parodied & spoofed many other popular RPGs of its time, and poor Mario was the butt of many a joke and pseudo-abuse.  I had a lot of good laughs playing through.

- e. Super Metroid.  A strong female action-hero (Samus Aran) years before Lara Croft strut across PlayStation-1 video screens with her large pair of...guns.  I even felt a bit sad when she had to fight the baby metroid alien that imprinted on her (forcibly grown to giant monster size by the bad guys), which later sacrificed itself to protect Samus from the end-boss.
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For comic #2295...

2. I expect the "lake party" story-arc to go on for a while, especially since Jeph is in the process of giving up smoking, though probably not as long as the "QC in space" arc.  So while I expect more guest & filler strips, I also completely understand if these things occur.

The space arc lasted 61 strips, but since this arc has a much larger cast (well, actually smaller, but Ol' Jephy-Boy didn't focus on the other scientists) so it will probably last a lot longer. My money is on 500 strips.

Also, Marigold's hair today is really similar to strip 2107 except it is pigtails and not a ponytail. Is this her "party time" hairstyle?
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I can, just barely, imagine Marigold preparing for a party by washing her hair. Actually doing anything with it? Unlikely.
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I read somewhere that the size of Lara Croft's...guns (what is is this, Dracula?) was either a mistake or a prank by one of the office monkeys that got kept when everyone else saw it.
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I can, just barely, imagine Marigold preparing for a party by washing her hair. Actually doing anything with it? Unlikely.

Well, to be fair, doing something fancy with your hair when you plan to go swimming seems a bit pointless.
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And our MOMENT OF THE WEEK was? (Top Three Answers on the board...)

Ready to go? Everyone got their swimsuits?    0 (0%)
I don't have a swimsuit. You can borrow one of mine!    0 (0%)
Well? I-I can't wear this! Here, lemme see.    0 (0%)
No good? TOO good. She looks better in it than I do.    1 (1.9%)
Daaaaaaaaang (STOP DANGING AT ME)    14 (26.4%)
Four hipsters and a robot in a Ford Fiesta.    1 (1.9%)
Where the #### are we? No idea. Momo?    0 (0%)
My GPS indicates that we should turn here. You mean THERE?    0 (0%)
NO OUTLET. This is a trap, isn't it. Emily's luring us into the woods to hunt us for sport.    2 (3.8%)
I'm prepared. (KNIFE OF DOOM!)    5 (9.4%)
The lake house. Good thing I didn't invite a thousand people (you don't KNOW 1,000)    0 (0%)
Hello? Emily? Anybody home?    0 (0%)
Emily - In hockey mask and hatchet! Angus: "Called it."    8 (15.1%)
("The big plot twist at the end of QC is that Emily murders everybody, not Hannelore.")    0 (0%)
JUMP FOR IT, PRIMATE! (Jeph's quitting smoking)    5 (9.4%)
Are we the first people here? Gabby's out on the dock (no explanation?)    0 (0%)
IS THAT A SUPER NINTENDO? (CRASH)    3 (5.7%)
You've met Faye - this is her boyfriend Angus.    0 (0%)
...And that's Marigold.    1 (1.9%)
I LIKE VIDEO GAMES    13 (24.5%)

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I can, just barely, imagine Marigold preparing for a party by washing her hair. Actually doing anything with it? Unlikely.

Well, to be fair, doing something fancy with your hair when you plan to go swimming seems a bit pointless.

True, but "putting it up" so it doesn't end a tangled mess isn't a bad idea.  Pigtails may be her preferred swimming hairstyle.  My own daughters tended towards braiding each other's hair in the car on the way to the lake / ocean / pool. 
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I read somewhere that the size of Lara Croft's...guns (what is is this, Dracula?) was either a mistake or a prank by one of the office monkeys that got kept when everyone else saw it.

http://didyouknowgaming.com/post/23252696050
It was one of those throw-it-in type mistakes.
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Pigtails may be her preferred swimming hairstyle.
Or maybe she figured out she looks good with pigtails. Okay, given her self-esteem, "kinda okay".
But she looks damn fine with pigtails. Step by step, she might be building her own personal attractiveness, without falling into beautiful all along territory.

And I'm curious about how she'll look in a swimsuit.
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Or maybe she figured out she looks good with pigtails. Okay, given her self-esteem, "kinda okay".
But she looks damn fine with pigtails. Step by step, she might be building her own personal attractiveness, without falling into beautiful all along territory.

Which, of course, she doesn't believe for one moment.
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There is a sliver of opening to the idea. She blushed when Angus said she was pretty and was delighted when people said so at The Horrible Revelation.

If Momo is cooking for her and taking her on walks she may begin to see a difference.
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Which, of course, she doesn't believe for one moment.
Yeah, that's what I was alluding to. What I mean is that there are more realistic ways for her to be more alluring.

Then again, to say the least, she doesn't try very hard. Most of the time she doesn't try at all. She looked nice in that white dress, although I personally find it too generic, not really conveying of who she is. One's outfit should be a statement, lest it just be superficial.
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There is a sliver of opening to the idea. She blushed when Angus said she was pretty and was delighted when people said so at The Horrible Revelation.

If Momo is cooking for her and taking her on walks she may begin to see a difference.

I think Momo did it is now a pretty reasonable explanation for anything weird that happens to Marigold/Marigold does.
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