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Author Topic: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)  (Read 96107 times)

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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #100 on: 01 Mar 2011, 00:53 »

Damn it, now I have 'Freddy the Red Brained Mi-Go' stuck in my head
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #102 on: 01 Mar 2011, 00:57 »

"Disturb me and i shall summon a horde of shoggoths to rend your flesh!"

Can Marigold understand the Dreamer's Tongue? Or does the very sound of those dread syllables banish sleep?
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #103 on: 01 Mar 2011, 00:59 »

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

Everyone remember 1753: Hannelore Fhtagn? I think that's the callback to which Jeph is referring, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #104 on: 01 Mar 2011, 01:20 »

While drawing today's comic, Jeph said that he remembered Dora's speaking in tongues, but had forgotten that Hannelore had done it before.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #105 on: 01 Mar 2011, 01:24 »

IIRC, Dora and Hanners are the only ones that have gone all "evil language" on us.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #106 on: 01 Mar 2011, 01:42 »

Who sleeps in their pants voluntarily? I mean, even having just received a curse of the Great Old Ones, I'd still doff my pantaloons and seek out a spare blanket.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #107 on: 01 Mar 2011, 01:50 »

Who sleeps in their pants voluntarily? I mean, even having just received a curse of the Great Old Ones, I'd still doff my pantaloons and seek out a spare blanket.

And rixk getting Cthlulu tentacles lodged in your orifi as you sleep? You're braver than I, my friend.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #108 on: 01 Mar 2011, 02:16 »

Blimey, 'tis the season for callbacks. QC, Yehuda Moon, Hope for the Future...

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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #109 on: 01 Mar 2011, 03:04 »

Well, Jeph broke off during the drawing of today's strip to fetch his wife from the airport, who has been away for a while.  I think we can excuse him having some of his mind elsewhere on this occasion.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #110 on: 01 Mar 2011, 03:51 »

Could anyone with Archive-Fu link the one where Dora speaks in tongues?

Also, Marigold should be familiar with Cthulhu, there are a few references to him (it?) in WoW.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #111 on: 01 Mar 2011, 03:56 »

She is.



That's why she's so afraid!  :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #112 on: 01 Mar 2011, 04:49 »

Could anyone with Archive-Fu link the one where Dora speaks in tongues?

Dagon Bianchi...I mean Dora Bianchi

Seriously, it was the comic right after Hanners attempted to summon Cthulu.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #113 on: 01 Mar 2011, 04:52 »

Boobs are like bacon.  Everybody loves bacon.

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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #114 on: 01 Mar 2011, 05:21 »

Well, Jeph broke off during the drawing of today's strip to fetch his wife from the airport, who has been away for a while.  I think we can excuse him having some of his mind elsewhere on this occasion.

Sure, but in R'lyeh:-D
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #115 on: 01 Mar 2011, 05:35 »

Awww, now Marigold is regretting not being a paladin in Warcraft.

A mere paladin is no match for the Old Ones. 

Unless she's really leveled up.

Nah, better just take off and nuke the site from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #116 on: 01 Mar 2011, 05:47 »

Paladins can beat an Old God, they just need 24 of their mates, a good communication system and some epic level gear.

So glad I don't play WoW anymore.

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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #117 on: 01 Mar 2011, 06:06 »

Could anyone with Archive-Fu link the one where Dora speaks in tongues?

Dagon Bianchi...I mean Dora Bianchi

Seriously, it was the comic right after Hanners attempted to summon Cthulu.

See, the problem isn't your archive-fu, it's that you just have better timing due to my work schedule issues.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #118 on: 01 Mar 2011, 06:29 »

You mean you have another job? 
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #119 on: 01 Mar 2011, 06:34 »


So you're saying you're body doesn't have any flaws that you consider a flaw? I find that hard to believe. I'm a happy, confident, 23-year-old woman, but I still have body flaws that I consider flaws. And I don't base them on cultural standards. Because... well, by most cultural standards, my biggest flaw is great (Just read some of the replies on this message board). I have very large breasts, but I consider how large they are to be somewhat of a flaw because they cause back problems and I feel like they sag. I wear a size H bra and there were a few ladies who stated they were larger. And I'm comfortable with how  big they are, but I do consider the fact that I can't sleep on my back because I feel as though I'm suffocating a flaw. Just sayin.


Also, based on your further responses, I can tell that this is a touchy subject for you. So I apologize in advance if I've offended you in anyway.

well, those cultural standards are bs - there is such thing as an objective flaw when it comes to appearance

my body works the way it should, and I'm healthy. not seeing the flaws that one poster was so insistent must be there.

(and i can't do anything but lol at westrim's response. lawdy lawd. god forbid i see cultural products through the lens of MY CULTURE and god forbid i think about things like objectification. if only feminists knew how to enjoy life! goodness)
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #120 on: 01 Mar 2011, 06:44 »

You mean you have another job?  

EDIT: In light of events within my state today, I retract that previous statement.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #121 on: 01 Mar 2011, 07:04 »

I deciphered Hannelore's evil-speak (yay cryptograms!), and I believe it says, "Disturb me and I shall summon a horde of shoggoths to rend your flesh"

I didn't see a translation posted by anybody else yet, so I felt obligated to contribute.  Now, I'll step down and go back to lurking.

Oh, and just a P.S. for anybody who wants to give me a hard time for being "new" here, I've been a member of this forum for 3 years, and I've been keeping up with the discussions.  I've been here a long time, and I know all of the rules (even the newer ones).  I'm just more of the silent type.  Now, back to my cave...
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #122 on: 01 Mar 2011, 07:24 »

I deciphered Hannelore's evil-speak (yay cryptograms!), and I believe it says, "Disturb me and I shall summon a horde of shoggoths to rend your flesh"

I didn't see a translation posted by anybody else yet, so I felt obligated to contribute.  Now, I'll step down and go back to lurking.

Oh, and just a P.S. for anybody who wants to give me a hard time for being "new" here, I've been a member of this forum for 3 years, and I've been keeping up with the discussions.  I've been here a long time, and I know all of the rules (even the newer ones).  I'm just more of the silent type.  Now, back to my cave...

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"Disturb me and i shall summon a horde of shoggoths to rend your flesh!"

Can Marigold understand the Dreamer's Tongue? Or does the very sound of those dread syllables banish sleep?
I think Akima get there before you by about 6 hours.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #123 on: 01 Mar 2011, 07:55 »

Out of idle curiosity, how does Jeph get the eldritch language alphabet and all that? Is there a particular website for it?

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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #124 on: 01 Mar 2011, 08:15 »

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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #125 on: 01 Mar 2011, 09:03 »

For comic #1872...

1. World of Warcraft has featured Cthulhu Mythos references since Classic ("vanilla") WoW, and has generally been added as raid-level encounters with major content patches during the mid- to late-tier of each expansion.

2. Were I Marigold, I would be not-sleeping fully clothed too, with running shoes at the foot of the sofa and Elder Signs hanging overhead.  ("Can't sleep...Clown will eat me...Can't sleep...Clown will eat me...")

3. Hannelore is cute, hilarious, quirky, and occasionally utterly terrifying.  Probably more like both her parents than she realizes (if/when we ever actually meet Professor Ellicott...).

4. I too am curious where one would find a "Cthulhu-speak" translator site...?
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #126 on: 01 Mar 2011, 09:42 »

There are a couple of Cthulu fonts, not to mention a slew of Lovecraftian fonts for that historically accurate feel. 

But Jeph seems to be using something else...
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #127 on: 01 Mar 2011, 10:02 »

Who sleeps in their pants voluntarily? I mean, even having just received a curse of the Great Old Ones, I'd still doff my pantaloons and seek out a spare blanket.
Me.  I prefer sleeping in jeans.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #128 on: 01 Mar 2011, 10:08 »

I think Akima get there before you by about 6 hours.

Gah!  Sorry, guys!  Somehow I read right over that line in Akima's post.  That will teach me to come out of hiding...   :oops:
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #129 on: 01 Mar 2011, 11:44 »

Who sleeps in their pants voluntarily? I mean, even having just received a curse of the Great Old Ones, I'd still doff my pantaloons and seek out a spare blanket.
Me.  I prefer sleeping in jeans.

It doesn't look like she's going to be getting any sleep anyway.  Yeah, she took off the shoes and glasses, but that's a fetal ball o' fear, right there. 
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #130 on: 01 Mar 2011, 12:09 »

People in the QC-Verse better be a little more careful or else one of these days ol' Cthulu's just gonna come zooming into CoD on a motorized pogo stick made of human heads
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #131 on: 01 Mar 2011, 12:30 »

Seems likely. Though he might just be there for a coffee. There are two people working there who speak his language.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #132 on: 01 Mar 2011, 12:46 »

Yeah. At first I thought that there is a simple disruption in the space-time continuum at that very spot behind the counter. But the Old One seems to be using Hannelore as a channel. May be he is rising?

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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #133 on: 01 Mar 2011, 12:55 »

Seems to me Hanners has the words, but not the music ... There's no shadow effect or glowing eyes such as we got with Dora after Hanners asked Sven for a pretend-date.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #134 on: 01 Mar 2011, 13:54 »

There are a couple of Cthulu fonts, not to mention a slew of Lovecraftian fonts for that historically accurate feel. 

But Jeph seems to be using something else...

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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #135 on: 01 Mar 2011, 13:56 »

Seems to me Hanners has the words, but not the music ... There's no shadow effect or glowing eyes such as we got with Dora after Hanners asked Sven for a pretend-date.

Her eyes are still closed, so you don't see the bloody glow.  

And that's where the light comes from that make the shadows, so you don't see them, either...

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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #136 on: 01 Mar 2011, 13:59 »

Seems likely. Though he might just be there for a coffee. There are two people working there who speak his language.
Hannelore is the only character to speak actual sentences in Dreamer's Tongue so far. Dora could only manage incoherent snarling. It's like the difference between actual Chinese-speakers and the cast of Firefly...
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #137 on: 01 Mar 2011, 14:18 »

Point taken, though I've never seen firefly nor am I multilingual so I shall take your word for it.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #138 on: 01 Mar 2011, 14:35 »

Point taken, though I've never seen firefly nor am I multilingual so I shall take your word for it.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #139 on: 01 Mar 2011, 14:42 »

"Disturb me and i shall summon a horde of shoggoths to rend your flesh!"

Since someone else also - supposedly independently - came up with that translation, may I ask HOW you did it? A google search for dreamer's tongue didn't really yield any useful search results for me...

Having read The Code Book, one thing I can see now that you posted the plaintext is that the ciphertext just seems to be a simple letter substitution.  Am I ignorant enough to not recognize some kind of Chinese letters? Do you happen to know the font Jeph uses? Or did you just use your Mad Cryptology Skillz to get the plaintext?
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #140 on: 01 Mar 2011, 15:16 »

Since someone else also - supposedly independently - came up with that translation, may I ask HOW you did it? A google search for dreamer's tongue didn't really yield any useful search results for me...

Having read The Code Book, one thing I can see now that you posted the plaintext is that the ciphertext just seems to be a simple letter substitution.  Am I ignorant enough to not recognize some kind of Chinese letters? Do you happen to know the font Jeph uses? Or did you just use your Mad Cryptology Skillz to get the plaintext?
I invented the term "Dreamer's Tongue", but I don't know enough about Cthulhu/Lovecraft to know if it is actually original. It is a simple letter substitution, and the first time Jeph used it, I and several others entertained ourselves with a little cryptanalysis. But Jeph later revealed in a post/tweet/something that the font he used was Miskatonic.

You are not ignorant; there are no such things as "Chinese letters". The tables used by bad tattoo artists etc. to offer some sort of one-to-one mapping of the Roman alphabet to Chinese characters are completely fraudulent. Naturally, "there's an app for that" too, from a company called Good Characters Inc. (the irony is so thick you could cut it with a knife).
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #141 on: 01 Mar 2011, 15:40 »

Whi;le looking for someting else, I found this thread from a while back.  

Gah!

>_>

In my defense, I started that thread during the week of the WCDT of Doom -- I can't remember if it was before or after that thread was shut down, but there was a plethora of side-threads, many of which sought to explore the Fundamental Character of _______ (I even misspelled the word as "Fundemental" to point up the dementedness of what was going on at the time, but that was a bridge too far pun-wise.  :oops: )  So basically, it's a silly thread.  Not like this thread.

My breasts are not, to my knowledge, any form of soporific.  If they were, I can only hope that I would use my powers for good . . .

Regarding today's strip, I guess Marigold prefers the potential horrors of what stains might be left on the couch by her roommate and his girlfriend to the potential horrors of what Hanners might do were she further disturbed from sleep.  Poor Mari.  Maybe she has Momo keeping watch in case the Old Ones to come.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #142 on: 01 Mar 2011, 17:05 »

Momo-tan is a high end model. I wonder if Sony has an app for that.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #143 on: 01 Mar 2011, 17:17 »

Please, Sony have been trying to raise R'lyeh from the depths since 1946 so that they may commune with the great slumbering Cthulu and so they can worship the Great Old Ones.

Also, H.P. Lovecraft has been on their board of directors for years, as the head of their Undead Division.

Cthulhu fhtagn.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #144 on: 01 Mar 2011, 17:23 »

Please, Sony have been trying to raise R'lyeh from the depths since 1946 so that they may commune with the great slumbering Cthulu and so they can worship the Great Old Ones.

Also, H.P. Lovecraft has been on their board of directors for years, as the head of their Undead Division.

Cthulhu fhtagn.
Plus, Godzilla is getting bored and needs something else to fight before he rises and smites Osaka. Again.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #145 on: 01 Mar 2011, 18:12 »

Point taken, though I've never seen firefly nor am I multilingual so I shall take your word for it.
You don't have see it/ speak/ take her word, it's well documented. I'd give you the Cracked or TVTropes pages, but I'm not feeling evil today.
I Frequent TV Tropes so I shall check it out at one point.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #146 on: 01 Mar 2011, 18:57 »

I Frequent TV Tropes ...

Willingly? 


Really?!?

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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #147 on: 01 Mar 2011, 20:35 »


Willingly? 


Really?!?

 :laugh:

Some of us don't have lives.



...or taste.






...or self control.
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #148 on: 01 Mar 2011, 20:49 »

M: Hannelore, you awake? *Poke* Hey, you still asleep?

H: Zzzzzz

M: 'Cause this is about to get weird. *unzip*
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Re: WCDT 28 Feb-4 Mar 2011 (1871-1875)
« Reply #149 on: 01 Mar 2011, 22:01 »

M: Hannelore, you awake? *Poke* Hey, you still asleep?

H: Zzzzzz

M: 'Cause this is about to get weird. *unzip*

I don't know if I should hug you or slap you.

*flips a coin*

*hugs*

(came up tails, if you care)
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