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QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« on: 06 Oct 2010, 20:41 »

One of them anyway. QC was given top billing on a "comprehensive" (5 comics is apparently comprehensive) listing of the girliest nerdiest webcomics out there. I hope Jeph is manly enough to survive that kind of compliment.

http://www.thegirlynerds.com/2010/10/top-5-girliest-nerdiest-webcomics/
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #1 on: 06 Oct 2010, 23:03 »

Well, any notoriety is good notoriety

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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #2 on: 07 Oct 2010, 00:24 »

The article appears to be broken. 

Or my machine disagrees with the website. 

Or vice-versa. 
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #3 on: 07 Oct 2010, 08:48 »

Same here;  the page apparently breaks at:

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ah, details, details:   library pc running win xp & IE (8?)
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #4 on: 07 Oct 2010, 09:18 »

It works fine for me in the latest versions of Opera, FireFox & IE.  If you trace back from the [endif] to the matching [if], you should be able to see what particular  browser or add-in version it is concerned about.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #5 on: 07 Oct 2010, 14:54 »

It works fine for me in the latest versions of Opera, FireFox & IE.
I don't like the design, but it works fine on a Mac in Safari and Camino too.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #6 on: 07 Oct 2010, 19:47 »

I joined the site, to let them know of the problem, and (one of?) the top nerdgirl(s) fixed the problem & emailed back a nice thanks. So I'm feelin' all involved and shit...   :mrgreen:
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #7 on: 09 Oct 2010, 22:52 »

Should point out that the only member of the male cast who couldn't pass is Jimbo, and he's repeatedly used as the standard bearer for "skeevy."
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #8 on: 08 Nov 2010, 16:22 »

It makes sense though, there are a lot of influential and deep female characters
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #9 on: 15 Nov 2010, 23:32 »

The fact that this was considered a "girly" web comic is actually AMAZING. I mean, think about it, most people tend to read stuff written by the same Gender because they just find it more entertaining. wemon tend to read penny romance novels and guys tend to read male written stuff. Like L.K. Hamilton, all her readers are girls or gay men. The fact that Jeph has made something BOTH genders love is huge!

AND I don't know of another guy who just gets us ladies like he does. For a long time while reading the comic I thought he was gay because "No straight man gets girls this well" But then he..wasn't! He's an amazing author and I'd LOVE to have a beer with this guy to pick his brain. Perhaps he's a robot and the operator is a lady....?

IDK but JEPH IS RAD!!!


Than again is could be the occasional yaoi reference or hint....that could totally be it.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #10 on: 16 Nov 2010, 09:59 »

I shall read my girly and nerdy web comic, and I will do it whilst eating cake.

I don't care what it's labeled or awarded (though congratulations to Jeph on any awards that come his way, he deserves them), I'll always be reading it. :D
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #11 on: 18 Nov 2010, 16:49 »

... Like L.K. Hamilton, all her readers are girls or gay men...

as a straight man, I'll say that her early stuff was ok.  My wife and I quit reading when kinky sex overwhelmed the last few shreads of plot
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #12 on: 18 Nov 2010, 17:45 »

......wemon tend to read penny romance novels and guys tend to read male written stuff. Like L.K. Hamilton, all her readers are girls or gay men.

Dunno what kind of women you hang out with but the only one I know who I know who reads romance novels is my grandmom.

(and yeah, it was a bit traumatizing to find erotic romancenovels in my granny's book collection..)
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #13 on: 18 Nov 2010, 21:55 »

Should point out that the only member of the male cast who couldn't pass is Jimbo, and he's repeatedly used as the standard bearer for "skeevy."

But... I love that guy. ;_; I wish we would see him more often.. hehe.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #14 on: 21 Nov 2010, 05:50 »

Blergh, I normally can't stand female writers, and I think I only read one webcomic by a female artist (GWS). I am admittedly a bit of a tomboy (though completely straight), but for some reason I have not found a female author where I've been able to say, "You know, her stuff's not half-bad, I could read another book by her." Then again, I'm not into romantic comedy movies either, so perhaps I'm a bad example. I'm trying to think if many of my girl friends read romance novels and I honestly have no idea, but I personally think they're awful. Give me a good psychological thriller or sci-fi read any day.

That said, I can't get the site to come up at all (not even their homepage) - it just hangs on loading. Would anyone be so kind as to post the list?
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #15 on: 21 Nov 2010, 09:18 »

There is a couple of Scandinavian female authors I adore. Camilla Läckberg, Anne Holt and Unni Lindell. They're all respectively been branded as Sweden and Norway's Crime Queens. All of them are translated if you're ever in loss of a good crime novel.

I have nothing against female authors in general but I really don't get the whole romance novel crap.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #16 on: 21 Nov 2010, 09:49 »

Despite what it's starting to sound like in this thread, women authors do not exclusively write romance, leaving men to cover every other genre.  There are a number of women who write sci fi, fantasy, horror, or mystery novels I enjoy.

That being said, I'm going to have to agree their list is full of good stuff, since four out of the five are webcomics I follow.  Guess that makes me a girly nerd?

For those having trouble seeing the list:

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Girls With Slingshots
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #17 on: 21 Nov 2010, 10:53 »

I do not care for romance novels.

I love female authors.  Ree Soesbee, JK Rowling, Madeleine L'Engle, Ursula K LeGuin, and classics like Louisa May Alcott and LM Montgomery all have their place in my heart.

Male authors also rock.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #18 on: 21 Nov 2010, 11:40 »

I am admittedly a bit of a tomboy (though completely straight),
Huh, curious; I've never encountered an association of the phrase "tomboy" with any sort of implication of homosexuality* before.
Is that particularly prevalent in your experience?


*Rather, the opposite; the way I hear it, tomboys are generally girls that like boys a little too much, to the point of actively associating with them and mimicking their behaviours, generally much to the exasperation of their long-suffering (grand)mother...
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #19 on: 21 Nov 2010, 13:50 »

I think "Girly" here is a bit misleading. drama and romance aren't musclecars and guns but I wouldn't consider those things girly. it depends on the tone.

badly written romance novels with ruffle shirted dudes sweeping ladies off their feet (with the only intent to be girl porn)? sure

well written romance/drama/comedy? not sure how that's considered girly?


also hyperbole and a half is a blog with drawings not a webcomic.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #20 on: 21 Nov 2010, 16:31 »

I'm with Strike on this one, especially since the focus point seems to be Marten. Honestly this is a borderline Harem comedy and waaaay to full of fanservice to be the girliest anything.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #21 on: 22 Nov 2010, 06:57 »

I am admittedly a bit of a tomboy (though completely straight),
Huh, curious; I've never encountered an association of the phrase "tomboy" with any sort of implication of homosexuality* before.
Is that particularly prevalent in your experience?

*Rather, the opposite; the way I hear it, tomboys are generally girls that like boys a little too much, to the point of actively associating with them and mimicking their behaviours, generally much to the exasperation of their long-suffering (grand)mother...
Generally people I've met seem to assume it's a euphemism for being bi/gay. Usually when I say it I tend to get a knowing "uh huh" from a person and have to explain that I'm just saying I'm a tomboy. I think part of that stems from the fact that I used to have REALLY short hair (about an inch long, and spiky) and was constantly telling people that no, I just like my hair short. No, I just happen to not like romance novels. No, I just happen to be good at sports. No, I just prefer male friends. It's a little silly, I'll admit, and only a knee-jerk response on my part. Doesn't mean anything other than that :)

Penguin, I will definitely give you l'Engle, Montgomery, and Alcott. I've only read one of the HP books and don't know Ree Soesbee or Ursula LeGuin, so can't comment there.

And I agree with Strike, Hyperbole & a Half is a blog. An absolutely hilarious blog, but I wouldn't consider it a webcomic.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #22 on: 22 Nov 2010, 09:45 »

Huh, sounds like me. I've also pretty much considered myself a tomboy up through the years, but I don't think anyone's ever taken me for being bisexual.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #23 on: 22 Nov 2010, 21:32 »

women tend to read penny romance novels and guys tend to read male written stuff. Like L.K. Hamilton, all her readers are girls or gay men.


That's an interesting generalization of all women you just made there. I never really got into romance novels really. I mean, I have a few that my friends gave me trying to get me into them. But they all actually have substantial plots (unlike most Harlequinn novels) with a little bit of romance thrown in. But in reality myself as well as most of the other women I know don't like romance novels. I grew up reading R.L. Stine's 'Fear Street' series (seriously, I've read all of them) and even though they were kids books they were kind of gory. And I still love some scary books :-]
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #24 on: 01 Jan 2011, 04:37 »

Congrats to Jeph on the award! This is the first webcomic that has ever grabbed my attention and actually held it. I can see myself flipping out if I don't get my fix. (Thanks for the new Heroine. My veins were getting sore. lol)

On a separate note, and please don't grill me for being new, but I have to admit, I like a good smut book every now and again. I'm mostly a Dean Koontz or Robert McCammon fan, but the smut just sucks me in sometimes. It has to have a really good back-story, though. Random sex from the very beginning always makes me feel like a voyeur and causes me to go get tested.

Also, I think a lot of the comic was kinda centered around Faye for a while. Marten is a HUGE character, but Faye's problems overshadowed almost everything for me.

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Sorry, I didn't realize this thread was kinda old. I've been up too long. I'll save you guys the annoyance and go to bed now.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #25 on: 05 Jan 2011, 13:16 »

GoBrandiRanger ... I often see something I want to reply to and then realize it's too old. Disappointing. Sometimes I don't pay attention to the date and end only realize til after. It happens.

And since I'm replying anyway ...

... Like L.K. Hamilton, all her readers are girls or gay men...

as a straight man, I'll say that her early stuff was ok.  My wife and I quit reading when kinky sex overwhelmed the last few shreads of plot

I had my husband read Guilty Pleasures and he got in to the series.

When I started reading the Anita Blake series I was sucked in by the vampires, werewolves, zombies and a kick ass heroine. I've loved monsters since I was a mini-insomniac watching black and white horror movies at 2 am. Quickest way to get me to read something is to throw something supernatural in the mix. Then it became all about Anita sexing up anything supernatural, often against her will under the influence of a supernatural "disease" of sorts, and the plots became weak prop-ups for her sexcapades. If I want porn, I'll watch it, if I want erotic literature, I'll look for an author that actually knows how to write it. Boring sex scenes with anemic plot points sprinkled in between do nothing for me.


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I never cared for sports or other athletic pursuits, I was in to books from the minute I could read and though I'm particularly partial to sci-fi, fantasy, romance and mystery, I'll read pretty much anything as long as I enjoy the writing. I once read the biography of Haile Selassie I because I wand curious about Rastafari. Hell, I read those books that were like encyclopedias for diseases, the ones with all the pictures? I was a weird kid.

I don't really know what being a tomboy has to do with romance novels, I know several women who are sporty, not girly and enjoy romance novels. Most people tend to go "Romance novels, Ugh. Bodice rippers, porn for housewives!" without every really giving the genre a fair chance. Sure some of it is schlock, but you'll find that in pretty much any genre. There are some really good writers in the genre and a variety of sub-genres for people with differing interests. I tend to prefer sci-fi/fantasy and suspense/mystery. I recently picked up a really interesting steampunk romance titled The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook that was very well written and had excellent world building.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #26 on: 05 Jan 2011, 14:09 »

Guess I'm sucked in too...  :mrgreen:

As a straight guy that used to read LKH, I felt rather similar.  Now I don't even bother with her books, because I know I could write better than she does--much like how Tom Clancy started to write because he felt he could write a better techno-thriller, I know I could write a better preternatural thriller.
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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #27 on: 05 Jan 2011, 16:19 »

I guess I should explain my tomboy remark a little bit more thoroughly...

I suppose you could say I'm borderline misogynist. I can't stand girly stuff or girly girls. They make me throw up a little in my mouth. I don't like pink (hot pink is sometimes okay) and I hate that it's the "girl" color. I think most girls need to grow some balls, including myself sometimes.

Therefore, romance novels, ew.
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« Reply #28 on: 05 Jan 2011, 18:46 »

Romance novels are the trashy Soap Operas of the print world.

Barbara Cartland has a lot to answer for.
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« Reply #29 on: 05 Jan 2011, 19:54 »

Barbara Cartland has a lot to answer for.

Wow, now that's bringing it old school!

Is she still alive? I don't even know.
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« Reply #30 on: 05 Jan 2011, 22:24 »

I think she finally keeled over a couple of years back if memory serves.
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« Reply #31 on: 08 Jan 2011, 15:22 »

In lieu of saying "GOOGLE IT!", she died nearly 11 years ago, and was over 98. 

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Re: QC is the "girliest nerdiest" webcomic
« Reply #32 on: 11 Feb 2011, 13:07 »

Girly? How about "webcomic-that-doesn't-overtly-subscribe-to-gender-stereotypes"? Because everyone loves that shit.
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