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What was.... THE... MOMENT... OF... THE WEEK?

Why didn't you just come back?  You LEFT ME HERE!
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I don't know him! He oculd be a KNIFE KILLER!
- 4 (10.3%)
I go fishing sometimes! It's more humane!
- 1 (2.6%)
Penelope Gaines meets PIZZA GIRL!
- 17 (43.6%)
Nice try, but yer not gonna throw me off your trail that easy.
- 0 (0%)
"We're throwing a big end-of-the-semester party. Wanna come?"
- 0 (0%)
I was gonna invite Dora too...
- 1 (2.6%)
If she's cool, I'm cool.
- 1 (2.6%)
Is this some kind of convoluted scheme to get us back together?
- 0 (0%)
Um, actually... kind of the exact opposite.
- 3 (7.7%)
Some kind of scheme to murder each other?
- 0 (0%)
Muffin delivery!
- 0 (0%)
Our, uh, our coffee beans. OH$#!+
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You must think I'm completely unprofessional.
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Here's what I had roasted for us. Take it.
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I can just roast more for us today.
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Oh, in that case I'll just come back...
- 0 (0%)
DAMMIT JIM, I'M TRYING TO BE THE MORE ACCOMMODATING PARTY HERE!
- 10 (25.6%)

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Author Topic: WCDT: 23-27 May 2011 (1931-1935)  (Read 47158 times)

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Re: WCDT: 23-27 May 2011 (1931-1935)
« Reply #350 on: 29 May 2011, 18:26 »

For me this isn't intended to be criticism so much as an analysis of how the continuity's going and an attempt to see where/if things are different to what happens IRL. I'm also looking for a way to interpret what's going on in the comic with a bias toward it being consistent as written (i.e. cut Jeph some slack)

Indeed indeed, but you could be worrying about so many other things, not just Dora serving coffee without degassing!

The horror, the horror. A business killer, I know. It causes the machines to explode and rebel against their coffee masters. Yes, in that order.

Of prime concern: Look closer at that statement of Dora's: "Here's what I had roasted for us today." *GASP* There isn't a lot of coffee in that tupperware! What are the CoD's hours? Are they expected to last on that amount of coffee all day, even on a busy day? Good heavens. You should worry about how much business the Coffee of Doom is getting! Secondly, think about the CoD's menu. They have all these fancy specials that obviously cater to the customer's taste (like cat-hair lattes), but is that it? How can everything fit in that one container? Do they only serve espresso? Do they not cater to customers who want decaf? Do they have different coffees available to brew? Don't even start to think about any leftover beans the coffee shop might have under the counter from the previous day; otherwise your brain will melt down your esophagus and rush out your genitals. I mean, really! Will she run the beans right from the roaster (OMG WHERE DOES SHE ROAST THE COFFEE???) and pour it all in another tupperware right away? Will she pour it straight into the grinder and cackle like a mad scientist in front of her customers? Or will she wait for that excess stock to disappear before using it?

Or maybe, just maybe...

I'm falling into the over-analysis trap and I just need to go make another french press.

Or, you know, we don't actually see how big that container is. It could be standing on the floor as well as on the counter, I guess...


It's a pattern I've picked up on: Jeph usually draws things smaller than reality. Look at any of the comics where people are laying on beds; the pillows are tiny! Whenever a character holds a book, it looks like a little pamphlet. Mugs look like thimbles in people's hands.  It's one of his drawing quirks.  So the size of the coffee bin makes sense. We're just supposed to assume that it's bigger.
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Re: WCDT: 23-27 May 2011 (1931-1935)
« Reply #351 on: 30 May 2011, 00:06 »

The last panel, would've made a good "Damnit Jim, I'm a Coffee Roaster, not a....." type of crack.
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Re: WCDT: 23-27 May 2011 (1931-1935)
« Reply #352 on: 30 May 2011, 03:01 »

... except Jim's response could have legitimately been, "You don't seem to be that, either."
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Re: WCDT: 23-27 May 2011 (1931-1935)
« Reply #353 on: 30 May 2011, 14:27 »

HA HA DORA WAS SUPPOSED TO ROAST COFFEE BEANS BUT SHE FORGOT

OH MAN.

Classic.
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Re: WCDT: 23-27 May 2011 (1931-1935)
« Reply #354 on: 30 May 2011, 17:06 »

HA HA DORA WAS SUPPOSED TO ROAST COFFEE BEANS BUT SHE FORGOT

OH MAN.

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Re: WCDT: 23-27 May 2011 (1931-1935)
« Reply #355 on: 31 May 2011, 03:32 »

Dark and bitter.
How you take your coffee and/or women?

Ground and stored in freezer bags.
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Re: WCDT: 23-27 May 2011 (1931-1935)
« Reply #356 on: 31 May 2011, 12:31 »

Ooooohaaaaayyyyyyyyy


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Re: WCDT: 23-27 May 2011 (1931-1935)
« Reply #357 on: 31 May 2011, 12:35 »

Dark and bitter.
How you take your coffee and/or women?

Ground and stored in freezer bags.

Is your name Kyle Rayner?
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