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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #100 on: 08 Feb 2011, 05:54 »

I think Angus' ex may have made them go to the Secret Bakery after the snail incident, hence how he knows Padma. Maybe the fight is more tSB believes CoD stole one of their favourite customers (and I mean, come on, who doesn't like Angus? Besides his ex, that is.)
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #101 on: 08 Feb 2011, 05:57 »

That's the eggo emoticon...

Okay; maybe it's just that I prefer Belgian Waffles.

Let's try this:  [##]

Mine was, "Why did Padma strike first?"

You are VERY lucky I wasn't drinking something when I read that.

I think Angus' ex may have made them go to the Secret Bakery after the snail incident, hence how he knows Padma. Maybe the fight is more tSB believes CoD stole one of their favourite customers (and I mean, come on, who doesn't like Angus? Besides his ex, that is.)

They didn't "steal" one of their customers. Angus had actually been around for some time prior (I personally believe that he started coming in all the way back at strip 375.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #102 on: 08 Feb 2011, 06:14 »

I wonder why Angus took her to The Secret Bakery (TSB?)

I wonder why Angus introduce Faye as if she was a counter-part of Padma



I wonder when we are going to see Dora in therapy!!!! :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #103 on: 08 Feb 2011, 06:19 »

I'm not really all that ashamed to say that I'd be kinda aroused if I was in Angus's position there.  Not into girl fights at all (injuries are not hot), but there's just something about a woman that can deftly defend herself.  Yessir.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #104 on: 08 Feb 2011, 06:54 »

I think Angus' ex may have made them go to the Secret Bakery after the snail incident, hence how he knows Padma. Maybe the fight is more tSB believes CoD stole one of their favourite customers (and I mean, come on, who doesn't like Angus? Besides his ex, that is.)

They didn't "steal" one of their customers. Angus had actually been around for some time prior (I personally believe that he started coming in all the way back at strip 375.

But they don't know that.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #105 on: 08 Feb 2011, 07:22 »

It might just be me, but I looked at it more as when Angus showed up to take Faye out on their first date and he and Marten had their play fight--Angus "proving his worth". But because it's Faye and Padma, it was more of a realistic looking fight.

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1731

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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #106 on: 08 Feb 2011, 07:29 »

This one confuses me.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #107 on: 08 Feb 2011, 07:47 »

That black chick is all kinds of sexy. I notice the detail in the hair too, as well as the increase in Faye's length (lovin' that too). Jeph put in work on today's comic.

Her name is Padma. Her ethnic origin is the Indian subcontinent.

You know, this is just gonna be me, but if she does become a regular, I'd like to watch her go throughthe ABCD/FOB things that such a girl typically has identity crises about. (American Born Confused Desi and Fresh Off the Boat)

I think it'd it be interesting to watch JJ handle something different and more based on cultural clashes that happen within those people, rather than the continued handling of psychological and low self-esteem issues.

ADDENDUM: On the topic of people I'd like to see more of... http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1402 the redhead!

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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #108 on: 08 Feb 2011, 08:40 »

ADDENDUM: On the topic of people I'd like to see more of... http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1402 the redhead!

So, i'm guessing she was propositioned for a threesome in The Secret Bakery?
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #109 on: 08 Feb 2011, 08:52 »

Nah, probably at Vladek's. 

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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #110 on: 08 Feb 2011, 11:52 »

Off topic (maybe); 

Does anyone else think of The Secret Garden whenever they hear/see The Secret Bakery? 

It's one of my wife's favorite books, and my daughter was in the musical version at the age of 5, as a "ghost child" (I ran the trapdoor and fog machines...)  Since the story begins in India, maybe there's meant to be a connection? 

Edit: Wikipedia removed the synopsis since it seemed to be copied from here
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #111 on: 08 Feb 2011, 12:18 »

Faye's just the alpha-bitch (can't find the comic where Penelope calls Faye that. Sorry.)
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #112 on: 08 Feb 2011, 15:01 »

Has Faye lost weight? She looks like she has in today's strip.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #113 on: 08 Feb 2011, 16:57 »

Has Faye lost weight? She looks like she has in today's strip.

The sheer intensity of their makeouts burn 2,500 calories per second per second squared. 

Ludicrous physics aside...   Being emotionally well off (happy/not miserable) has been linked to the weight gain/loss cycle in some people.     Maybe Faye is working that.

OR it could be Jeph just drew her this way.   ;)
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #114 on: 08 Feb 2011, 18:08 »

Has Faye lost weight? She looks like she has in today's strip.

The butt pimple burst.  Inches were lost off her butt, not to mention a few pounds of pus. 

Fortunately, it happened later, and Angus wasn't in the line of fire. 

Seriously, though - Jeph's damn good, but he's notoriously inconsistant in his body dimensions.  People inflate/deflate in the strangest ways, but never by extreme amounts, certainly not enough to make them look all that different.  I recall several complaints comments just over a year ago when Marten suddenly looked beefier in a strip or two, and then went back to his old skinny self. 

But yeah, lets let happiness explain it. 

'cause she is, you know.  Always at her happiest when throwing punches!   :-D
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #115 on: 08 Feb 2011, 18:49 »

We could also figure that the working out is paying off.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #116 on: 08 Feb 2011, 18:51 »

I always figured that her scar faded/returned as a metaphor for her current emotional status.   You know deep profound subtext by a master artist who is the best damn webcomic ARTIST (nee, GOD) out there.


...but then Jeph said he simply forgets to draw it sometimes.      POOF goes the illusion.   :D
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #117 on: 08 Feb 2011, 18:55 »

Padma is supposed to be Dora's doppleganger, right? Surprised nobody jumped on the light symbolism there...
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #118 on: 08 Feb 2011, 20:11 »

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Her name is Padma. Her ethnic origin is the Indian subcontinent.
That was my second guess, and I had an honest feeling she was, but it's a comic and you really couldn't go wrong with 'black'.

Still, Jeph did a really good job drawing her, and I hope she shows up more often. A nicer, cuter version of Faye would seem to be a nice fit for her.

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Seriously, though - Jeph's damn good, but he's notoriously inconsistant in his body dimensions.  People inflate/deflate in the strangest ways, but never by extreme amounts, certainly not enough to make them look all that different.  I recall several complaints comments just over a year ago when Marten suddenly looked beefier in a strip or two, and then went back to his old skinny self.
I've noticed this mostly with Faye. I can't remember which strip it was and I certainly can't find it, but she was wearing a yellow shirt in one strip and I could tell right away it was an art goof because it seems like she lost at least 50 pounds. But in later strips, she turns into kind of a porker. I'd be fine if he kept designing Faye the way she currently is.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #119 on: 08 Feb 2011, 20:35 »

speed lines make everything better

Yes, they do!

For the sake of completing the list, there was also this.

Also, yay for comic. It made me laugh out loud for two minutes straight :D

I knew there were others -- but I couldn't find them.  Thanks!
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #120 on: 08 Feb 2011, 22:24 »

love  the beads of sweat in the first panel, but they shouldn't have disappeared so quickly... [/nitpicking]

So, negotiations begin! 
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #121 on: 08 Feb 2011, 22:26 »

The Secret Bakery becomes pastry supplier to CoD.
Marten gets part-time gig as a baked-goods runner.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #122 on: 08 Feb 2011, 22:36 »

So, they're fighting for no reason.........then they just stop fighting for no reason.

Speaking as someone that never has and never will see Scott Pilgrim, should I just bail until this story is over?

And to think I wasted a perfectly cool name on this woman.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #123 on: 08 Feb 2011, 23:09 »

I'm starting to notice that while the hair is becoming fine and detailed, it doesn't really fit with the rest of the art. Jeph's going to have to make considerable improvements on both the wardrobe and other details to match its quality.
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« Reply #124 on: 08 Feb 2011, 23:10 »

Southern Style Punch-Fu

Kiya ya'all   :-D


Well, now we know where CoD gets it's Pastry's from.

But is The Secret Bakery about to become their new supplier?
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #125 on: 08 Feb 2011, 23:50 »

So, they're fighting for no reason.........then they just stop fighting for no reason.

Why so literal?  It's a bit of good-natured joshing, expressing their rivalry in a natural enough way for a comic.

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It has nothing whatsoever to do with Scott Pilgrim; unless you take the rather pointless view that all cartoons with any kind of fight in ever are related.

But do read Scott Pilgrim (the books are better than the film; although that's good fun, it's disappointing in comparison to the books).
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« Reply #126 on: 09 Feb 2011, 00:00 »

I'm starting to notice that while the hair is becoming fine and detailed, it doesn't really fit with the rest of the art. Jeph's going to have to make considerable improvements on both the wardrobe and other details to match its quality.

the hair is actually just a single colour and for the details he scratches it with what looks like a rake tool or something (i dont know jack about photoshop, so dont ask me what it is)
It does look stunningly good compared to the amount of time it takes to make, if jeph had to do that for the clothes it would either take ages or he's gotta figure a neat trick for it too  (the first comic he did this technique is 1659 btw)


and about todays comic:

Jeph works in misterious ways...what the hell is he setting up with TSB here, the whole spontanious sparring match and now their striking up a converstation about work :S?
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #127 on: 09 Feb 2011, 00:01 »

So the implication I'm getting is that all Baristas are trained in some form of martial arts. Interesting  :-)
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« Reply #128 on: 09 Feb 2011, 00:08 »

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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #130 on: 09 Feb 2011, 01:50 »

Is that sweet-tits I see in the background?
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« Reply #131 on: 09 Feb 2011, 02:13 »

I don't think so, though it's not impossible; I notice she appears to be wearing an apron, so perhaps she's from another  coffee shop? 

Actually, I suspect she's one of the occasional cameos that Jeph includes, but I've no idea of whom.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #132 on: 09 Feb 2011, 03:04 »

You know, this is just gonna be me, but if she does become a regular, I'd like to watch her go through the ABCD/FOB things that such a girl typically has identity crises about. (American Born Confused Desi and Fresh Off the Boat). I think it'd it be interesting to watch JJ handle something different and more based on cultural clashes that happen within those people, rather than the continued handling of psychological and low self-esteem issues.
Are you an immigrant, or a member of an ethnic minority where you live? I am both, but I'm guessing you are not since you use the charming term "those people" :?,  so with what authority exactly do you pronounce on what is "typical"? I am quite certain that Jeph has the good taste, and good sense, not to make jokes about an experience he doesn't share, based on second-hand stereotypes of minority/immigrant.

I wonder how Padma knows about the "oven explosion of '98", or what Ed was like before it? That is fourteen years ago, so assuming she's another twenty-something, she'd have been maybe fifteen years old at the most. Was it some kind of legend locally?



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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #133 on: 09 Feb 2011, 03:15 »

Agree with other posters. Padma is angling for a deal with CoD to become their pastry supplier. But surely she knows that Dora is the one calling the shots?

Anyway it seems to me that:
  • tSB is first and foremost a bakery (look at that selection of bread and pastries). They serve coffee on the side.
  • CoD is first and foremost a cafeteria. They serve pastries on the side. Location (near SMIF?) helps CoD. Also the business model based on sass.

We may eventually have a showdown between Dora and Padma (= the famous Northampton Coffee Party that will be in the history books two generations down the road). They can probably also peacefully coexist. An additional plus is that Jeph can then use the same pastry tray drawings at both shops without nitpicking complaints, if Dora accepts this business proposal.

A distant possibility is that Padma may be trying to recruit Faye to add some spice sass to tSB menu. I can't see Faye accepting, though.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #134 on: 09 Feb 2011, 03:18 »


I wonder how Padma knows about the "oven explosion of '98", or what Ed was like before it? That is fourteen years ago, so assuming she's another twenty-something, she'd have been maybe fifteen years old at the most. Was it some kind of legend locally?



Maybe The Secret Bakery is a family business and was run by her parents before her, and they've been doing business with Ed for thirty years. In fact, Ed is such a close family friend he's practically her godfather. Or something.



Also, and this is of no relevance whatsoever, I don't really care for Faye's new hair. She doesn't look like Faye, but rather a slightly pudgier Sweet-tits with brown hair and glasses.

I just miss Faye's ears.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #135 on: 09 Feb 2011, 03:30 »

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I wonder how Padma knows about the "oven explosion of '98", or what Ed was like before it? That is fourteen years ago, so assuming she's another twenty-something, she'd have been maybe fifteen years old at the most. Was it some kind of legend locally?





I recall a mill explosion and fire back in the late 70s...  I wasn't more than 5 or 6.     So memory works.  People remember stuff.    That's how it works.



On the other hand,   maybe she did her baking apprenticeship with Ed, and was there when the explosion happened. 
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #136 on: 09 Feb 2011, 04:44 »

I didn't see anyone say something before but isn't that sweet-tits in the first panel?
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #137 on: 09 Feb 2011, 04:47 »

Someone did, and no, it isn't.  

Also, to Skewbrow; I'm not sure of the term outside the US, but here a cafeteria is an assembly-line style restaurant, food on steam tables, get a trayful, find your seat, bus your own tray.  We'd call CoD a cafe.  Or to most people, just a coffee shop. 

Gah, I sound snarky.  Sorry...
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #138 on: 09 Feb 2011, 05:14 »

S'alright man, its early.  and the GOM need to be grumpy about something, and with all the snow, there's no one on our lawns!
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« Reply #139 on: 09 Feb 2011, 05:18 »


Also, to Skewbrow; I'm not sure of the term outside the US, but here a cafeteria is an assembly-line style restaurant, food on steam tables, get a trayful, find your seat, bus your own tray.  We'd call CoD a cafe.  Or to most people, just a coffee shop.  

Gah, I sound snarky.  Sorry...

Not snarky at all. On the contrary. I was uncertain about the correct term myself. And could (should) have looked it up. I will never turn down a free(?) lesson in English. Lessons containing public (good natured) humiliation are even better, because those tend to stick. IOW: you are too kind  :-D
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #140 on: 09 Feb 2011, 10:29 »

You know, this is just gonna be me, but if she does become a regular, I'd like to watch her go through the ABCD/FOB things that such a girl typically has identity crises about. (American Born Confused Desi and Fresh Off the Boat). I think it'd it be interesting to watch JJ handle something different and more based on cultural clashes that happen within those people, rather than the continued handling of psychological and low self-esteem issues.
Are you an immigrant, or a member of an ethnic minority where you live? I am both, but I'm guessing you are not since you use the charming term "those people" :?,  so with what authority exactly do you pronounce on what is "typical"? I am quite certain that Jeph has the good taste, and good sense, not to make jokes about an experience he doesn't share, based on second-hand stereotypes of minority/immigrant.

I wonder how Padma knows about the "oven explosion of '98", or what Ed was like before it? That is fourteen years ago, so assuming she's another twenty-something, she'd have been maybe fifteen years old at the most. Was it some kind of legend locally?


I'm the son of immigrants and a Colombian, so yes, I'm a minority. I say "those people" because while I'm obviously not one of them, it's also grammatically correct and accurately captures that it is a distinct group of people being discussed. Would you prefer "them people" or are you going to get into an argument about connotation? If you've decided to read "those people" as racist or a put down, that's unfortunate, friend, since I focus on the catholic definition of words.

Your charming aside aside, minorities are not cut of the same cloth; the Indian experience in the US differs from the Colombian experience, despite overt similarities, and given the sheer number of their ethnic groups, it varies within their ranks as well. The authority I say it with is because I was inundated in their culture for four years while dating my ex, a Gujrati girl, and as hip 20-somethings, they openly attached ABCD and FOB to the correctly identified persons. They also wondered amongst themselves as to their exact identity, given they were expected to be good Indian girls yet good American girls as well, a state of being that made some of them wonder that despite their completely Indian makeup and bloodline, if they themselves were not actually "half-breeds." And I say typical because direct observation as well as what they told me themselves revealed that the vast majority of them suffer that issue, and react to it in different ways, but all of them are caught in a net of "melting pot" that contradicts and confuses them. Some mild research on the manner indicates I'm not the only one to notice this. So firsthand observation, and firsthand, or "primary" sources. No stereotypes. If I wanted stereotypes, I'd say something about curry and bad smells.

I'm likely being very caustic, so I do apologize for that, but I would like to add you should note I said "explore." I did not say he should treat the subject manner lightly, but to handle it with the same care he handled Mr. Whitaker's suicide and the scars it inflicted on Faye. I don't know Jeph well, but I don't believe I've heard of him having to survive such an experience himself. Jeph's a good writer, and fully able to conduct in-depth research to accomplish a story or arc, and my wish is based on his obvious writing ability and a desire to see him explore something non-psychological issue related.

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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #141 on: 09 Feb 2011, 11:32 »

As an ABCD (not really, but Indian immigrant parents, but born in the US and definitely raised as an American due to being born in the middle of the Midwest), Black Sword speaks the truth. :D  It can be confusing, and that's something I think almost all children of immigrants face. 

Eh, it could be something they could get into should Padma ever start dating one of the members (for instance, Marten), and bouncing the absolutely hysterical culture clash that could occur if Marten's mother ever met the stereotypical Indian family.  But, either way, it's cool that there's an indian in the strip now.  Represent? :D 
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #142 on: 09 Feb 2011, 11:51 »

As an ABCD (not really, but Indian immigrant parents, but born in the US and definitely raised as an American due to being born in the middle of the Midwest), Black Sword speaks the truth. :D  It can be confusing, and that's something I think almost all children of immigrants face. 

Eh, it could be something they could get into should Padma ever start dating one of the members (for instance, Marten), and bouncing the absolutely hysterical culture clash that could occur if Marten's mother ever met the stereotypical Indian family.  But, either way, it's cool that there's an indian in the strip now.  Represent? :D 

I have no idea why, but I just took a liking to Cybit for no reason. Probably because he registered here on my birthday. Broski? *offers fist pound*

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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #143 on: 09 Feb 2011, 12:12 »


Eh, it could be something they could get into should Padma ever start dating one of the members (for instance, Marten), and bouncing the absolutely hysterical culture clash that could occur if Marten's mother ever met the stereotypical Indian family.  But, either way, it's cool that there's an indian in the strip now.  Represent? :D 

Yes please, that would be even better the veronica and sven meet
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #144 on: 09 Feb 2011, 12:17 »

Nice comic but now i really want to know Padma's fighting style....
That chop looked really karate-ish, but when she avoids Faye's punch, the way she stands looks more like ninjitsu....

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Forgot to add the psyduck
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #145 on: 09 Feb 2011, 12:37 »

S'alright man, its early.  and the GOM need to be grumpy about something, and with all the snow, there's no one on our lawns!
Well, no-one except the snowmen. Never trusted them - all over the place in January but then you turn your back for a minute and they've up and disappeared! Now where do you suppose they go all year, eh?
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #146 on: 09 Feb 2011, 12:41 »

Ask any Canadian, we know (except for the folks from Vancouver and Victoria).  They're being interrogated in prep for the upcoming invasion  giving us all the information we need in exchange for a ride in the zamboni.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #147 on: 09 Feb 2011, 13:54 »

One of them froze Winslow. Very suspicious. Hannelore should add them to a list.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #148 on: 09 Feb 2011, 14:12 »

The authority I say it with is because I was inundated in their culture for four years while dating my ex, a Gujrati girl, and as hip 20-somethings, they openly attached ABCD and FOB to the correctly identified persons. They also wondered amongst themselves as to their exact identity, given they were expected to be good Indian girls yet good American girls as well, a state of being that made some of them wonder that despite their completely Indian makeup and bloodline, if they themselves were not actually "half-breeds." And I say typical because direct observation as well as what they told me themselves revealed that the vast majority of them suffer that issue, and react to it in different ways, but all of them are caught in a net of "melting pot" that contradicts and confuses them.
Sure, I have confused feelings about my Chinese and Australian "selves" too, but there is a huge difference between members of a minority saying things about themselves, and having it said about them by non-members. You can't understand what growing up and living as a member of an ethnic and cultural minority is like by "doing research" at second hand, and it's pretty offensive (IMHO) for anyone who hasn't shared the often-unpleasant experience to make jokes about it.
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Re: WCDT 7-11 February 2011 (1856-1860)
« Reply #149 on: 09 Feb 2011, 15:13 »


there is a huge difference between members of a minority saying things about themselves, and having it said about them by non-members. You can't understand what growing up and living as a member of an ethnic and cultural minority is like by "doing research" at second hand, and it's pretty offensive (IMHO) for anyone who hasn't shared the often-unpleasant experience to make jokes about it.

What about writing about someone losing a parent to suicide?
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