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Moment of the Week:

Dora's got her next career planned out.
Jim and Dora - I'll be scared when their plan comes together.
Jim the Hipster Baker.
"Totally have time to clean this up."
Dora the baby breeder, nice ring to it.
Check Please!
Marigold starting to dance.
Marigold stopping when she got an audience...Creepy Hanners.
Babies - Awful, little mewling poo-larvae.
Technically Jim's divorced next Tuesday.
:I Dora, finally gets the hang of Jim's humour...hopefully.

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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #50 on: 27 Jun 2011, 11:11 »

Still think the Jim thing is a bad idea. Assuming they start a relationship Jim's business will cause him to be late for/miss a lunch date or such somewhere down the line, and he does have all those young women working for him...

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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #51 on: 27 Jun 2011, 11:35 »

Re: the poll - Marten, a hit with the ladies? ONLY in his dreams. Maybe one or two of them may find him cute, but then he'll mess it up somehow.

As for the comic; Dora and Jim are getting along famously so far. Looks like unless one of them really messes things up, my prediction will come to pass.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #52 on: 27 Jun 2011, 11:47 »

Or worse, Tai and Marten doing a streak

Would never happen.

True story: I met a girl from Smith on the bus from Amherst and one day she offered to show me around the campus. I took her up on it and while we were walking down State St, these three girls came by on bikes yelling "get off the campus you f'ing man." The next day I asked her about it and she said they were planning to ride topless across campus.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #53 on: 27 Jun 2011, 12:10 »

I will say that at least thus far the date seems to be going well, and I do have to admit that the bank robbery discussion is oddly cute. Looking forward to seeing how the rest of this plays out.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #54 on: 27 Jun 2011, 12:14 »

Dora looks extraordinarily cute in the last panel as well...
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #55 on: 27 Jun 2011, 12:45 »

I suppose it shouldn't be surprising if that Dora might consider bank robbery as an alternate career. Then again, she seems rather disdainful of convenience stores.

Oh, and interesting fact; the average US bank robber gets away with roughly $2000, but the robbery costs the bank nearly ten times as much in lost productivity, counselling, not including the lost takings. Not the best job then, but at least you get the chance for long vacations...
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #56 on: 27 Jun 2011, 13:56 »

Hey it could be worse.  Jim could go all Falling Down on us!
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #57 on: 27 Jun 2011, 14:10 »

I imagine Pintsize would be most disappointed to not get in on some bank-robbing action.

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Can't you just see Pintsize in a mask, opening the bank's electronic vault mechanism like R2 ...?

 :-D

Marten shocked to find wads of currency stuffed in his chassis?
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #58 on: 27 Jun 2011, 15:04 »

I suppose it shouldn't be surprising if that Dora might consider bank robbery as an alternate career.

She didn't seem as keen when Faye suggested it.

I think you're misreading her reaction.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #59 on: 27 Jun 2011, 15:25 »

True, she simply had a better idea.  Wasn't rejecting Faye's suggestion at all...
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #60 on: 27 Jun 2011, 15:32 »

I imagine Pintsize would be most disappointed to not get in on some bank-robbing action.

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Can't you just see Pintsize in a mask, opening the bank's electronic vault mechanism like R2 ...?

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Simpler than that:

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PINTSIZE: "No, and neither do you. By the way, sign for my new chassis when it arrives tomorrow, wouldya? Oh, and I bought this building. You can tell Whitaker to hit the bricks."
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #61 on: 27 Jun 2011, 16:23 »

OTP!

Or, well, they are the same.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #62 on: 27 Jun 2011, 16:33 »

Poll Results;

Dora and Jim have a pleasant evening, with no incident. (Yeah right!)  12 (15.4%)
Marten becomes a hit with the ladies at the party. Then wakes up from his dream.  12 (15.4%)
More Raven and some rather insightful comments.  5 (6.4%)
Pintsize gets to the party...its like a very bad 80s horror film.  4 (5.1%)
The forum continues to go rabid over the comic.  30 (38.5%)
Nothing happens, everyone lives happily ever after. Oh look, flying bacon in front of an azure moon!  4 (5.1%)
Screw this poll, I'm getting waffles! 11 (141%)


Total votes - 78
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #63 on: 27 Jun 2011, 17:22 »

I was and still kind of am in the Dora should probably work on her issues more before dating camp but I have to admit it's nice to see some happy, back-and-forth banter in the comic.

*Edit: I just noticed the doodle on Jim's napkin with what looks like a building blueprint/doodle. Nice detail! This has also caused me to notice they haven't got food yet so the date's going well but there's still a ways to go.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #64 on: 27 Jun 2011, 17:40 »

I imagine Pintsize would be most disappointed to not get in on some bank-robbing action.

Win!  

Can't you just see Pintsize in a mask, opening the bank's electronic vault mechanism like R2 ...?

 :-D

Marten shocked to find wads of currency stuffed in his chassis?

I just suddenly imagined Pintsize walking on panel, saying that he managed to get the electronic lock open, and then when they see it it's smoking a cigarette.
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« Reply #65 on: 27 Jun 2011, 19:19 »

An e-Cigarette, of course.
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« Reply #66 on: 27 Jun 2011, 19:26 »

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Man, this date is going WAY better than I expected it to.
Took the words right out of my mouth, Jeph.

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Dora looks extraordinarily cute in the last panel as well...
So did you.

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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #67 on: 27 Jun 2011, 20:09 »

I suppose it shouldn't be surprising if that Dora might consider bank robbery as an alternate career.

She didn't seem as keen when Faye suggested it.
She's had time to consider it since then. For all we know that was exactly when she first decided on that as her backup plan.
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« Reply #68 on: 27 Jun 2011, 21:10 »

Anyone would think she *wants* this date to go well...

Indeed, in spite of our natural inclination to assume that people decide to go on a date in the earnest hope that it will end badly.  :psyduck:
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« Reply #69 on: 27 Jun 2011, 21:39 »

Co-conspirators are cute.


I imagine Pintsize would be most disappointed to not get in on some bank-robbing action.
Win!  
Can't you just see Pintsize in a mask, opening the bank's electronic vault mechanism like R2 ...?  [Yes, the mask is ESSENTIAL!]
 :-D
Marten shocked to find wads of currency stuffed in his chassis?
I just suddenly imagined Pintsize walking on panel, saying that he managed to get the electronic lock open, and then when they see it it's smoking a cigarette.
Of course, because fitting his key into her lock is very Freudian...


Tova:  Our natural inclination is to see webcomic dates in the earnest hope that they will end badly.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #70 on: 27 Jun 2011, 22:07 »

I don't think he'll leave us hanging with a guest week - twitter sez he wants to get this arc over with. 

I'm thinking we'll be seeing the morning after a bad decision on Dora's part...




...and Jim doing a booty dance.   :-P

Better than:

"... and now they're all wanted for robbery."
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #71 on: 27 Jun 2011, 23:24 »

I suppose it shouldn't be surprising if that Dora might consider bank robbery as an alternate career.

She didn't seem as keen when Faye suggested it.

I think you're misreading her reaction.

Of course, she is afraid if other people do it.....
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« Reply #72 on: 27 Jun 2011, 23:43 »

No-one likes competition.  :-D
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #73 on: 28 Jun 2011, 01:09 »

WHOA!!!

Jim is a single dad who's daughter lives with him?!?!?

I approve of this development!!!!!


His stock just doubled in value in my opinion.







Still not sure it's a good idea for Dora to date him, but the daughter thing totally eliminates the creeper thing.
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« Reply #74 on: 28 Jun 2011, 01:14 »

new character!!! :-D

Will Jim's wife be a new character too or is she someone we already know? :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #75 on: 28 Jun 2011, 01:18 »

So Jeph has said he won't do a pregnancy - but that doesn't prevent him doing parent-child stuff...

Oh look, my daughter got engaged last week to a man with a ten-year-old boy :-o

EDIT:
It just occurred to me, looking again at the scene in the last panel - does Cosette have a kid sister?  Hmm, perhaps he would have said "my younger daughter" in that case.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #76 on: 28 Jun 2011, 01:25 »

Dora looks like she's being charmed  :wink:

Also she's taking the fact that he's a dad better than I thought she would. Cool.
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« Reply #77 on: 28 Jun 2011, 01:28 »

It just occurred to me, looking again at the scene in the last panel - does Cosette have a kid sister?  Hmm, perhaps he would have said "my younger daughter" in that case.

Could be a HALF sister...  :wink:
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #78 on: 28 Jun 2011, 01:46 »

...!

Jeph is drawing a non-adult character! And by the gods, it looks good!

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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #79 on: 28 Jun 2011, 01:59 »

Hmmm, Jim has a kid...interesting.  :-)
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #80 on: 28 Jun 2011, 03:15 »

Jeph is drawing a non-adult character! And by the gods, it looks good!
It? She is surely more customary when speaking of girls? And she does.

That is a serious fire-extinguisher for household use. I suppose Jim the professional baker would take no chances, but what was his daughter cooking? Napalm flapjacks?
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #81 on: 28 Jun 2011, 03:26 »

I read it as "it" = "the drawing" looks good; I don't think you need to take offense this time.

She probably just overheated a frying pan with oil in.  I'd use a fire blanket rather than an extinguisher in that case, but she might not know, or they might not have one.
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« Reply #82 on: 28 Jun 2011, 03:30 »

Heh, I also read It = drawing. Probably because it is a drawing.  :psyduck:


Also... How old do you guys think she is? I guess around 10.
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« Reply #83 on: 28 Jun 2011, 03:32 »

It? She is surely more customary when speaking of girls? And she does.
Some people find gendered pronouns offensive  :-P

I second you on 10 years old. It would mean Jim had her at a respectable age too!
Anyone gonna guess names? I'm thinking 'Susie.'
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« Reply #84 on: 28 Jun 2011, 03:42 »

Yes, but they almost always suggest ridiculous substitute pronouns like "xur" and "hxe"*

Refering to a person as "it" is nearly universally offensive, but if you mean a drawing of a person, it would indicate the drawing, not the person.








*These may or may not be actual proposed ridiculous substitute pronouns, I just pulled them out of my ass.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #85 on: 28 Jun 2011, 03:48 »

Question: does that fire extinguisher look like it is resting on the floor to you? Because one of my first reactions was that little Jimette Junior has some impressive strength for a chiddler, to be holding a fire extinguisher up in one hand like that.

On another note, surely nobody's scones are THAT good.

Some people find gendered pronouns offensive  :-P

Probably some of the same idiots who wanted to rename 'history' to 'herstory'. :-P
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« Reply #86 on: 28 Jun 2011, 03:55 »

Those show the same level of intelligence as the word filters that block Essex and Scunthorpe; I could as well suggest changing Manchester to Personchester.  But the issue of pronouns is not entirely trivial; my present preference is to use the plural pronouns for the missing genderless-but-not-neuter ones, which has the advantage that they don't need explaining.

Some people find gendered pronouns offensive  :-P

Only if used inappropriately though, I hope.
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« Reply #87 on: 28 Jun 2011, 04:01 »

Jim having a kid in the mix will change things up. I'm interested in seeing how Dora handles that if they take this to another step. If Dora is still not over her hurdles she may end up jealous over Jim and his ex wife still having to communicate because they have a child together. Seeing how even now, while my boyfriend and his brothers are all in their mid-twenties and up, his mom and dad have been divorced for 23 years but they still speak occasionally. His mom told me, regardless of their differences, and over looking his wrong doings, he is still the father of her children. No matter what that will tie them together (not in a love way, but some here may understand what I'm trying to say). Communication is a bit important when it comes to a child.

Not over analyzing I hope. I'm just interested in seeing where Jeph may take this, and if Dora hasn't tried to overcome herself and her past in Jephs head yet, this may be a train wreck in motion.

She may seem fine now, but jealousy and fear have a way of working its way into your head. Sometimes it takes time, with my past issues it took almost a year into my and Davids relationship for my jealousy to take hold of me.

Edit: Changed separated to divorced seeing as how that may confuse some. o.0  :psyduck:
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« Reply #88 on: 28 Jun 2011, 04:06 »

No matter what that will tie them together (not in a love way, but some here may understand what I'm trying to say). Communication is a bit important when it comes to a child.

Absolutely.  I still see my first wife from time to time (actually, we even sometimes invite her to dinner - but not too  often!), usually in connection with the children, but also as somewhat distant friends (like visiting her in hospital).
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #89 on: 28 Jun 2011, 04:13 »

new character!!! :-D

Will Jim's wife be a new character too or is she someone we already know? :psyduck:

Veronica Vance.

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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #90 on: 28 Jun 2011, 04:16 »

Question: does that fire extinguisher look like it is resting on the floor to you? Because one of my first reactions was that little Jimette Junior has some impressive strength for a chiddler, to be holding a fire extinguisher up in one hand like that.

An empty extinguisher is much lighter than a full one, though.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #91 on: 28 Jun 2011, 04:43 »

Allow me to share that my 10-year old self once sprayed a whole kindergarten, including the teachers and their clothes, with a fire extinguisher. It went just fine.  :angel:
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« Reply #92 on: 28 Jun 2011, 04:50 »

It? She is surely more customary when speaking of girls? And she does.
Some people find gendered pronouns offensive  :-P
:-) Well, there is the option to move over here, as the Finnish language does not have gendered pronouns. OTOH we don't have a word for 'please' either. Win some, lose some.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #93 on: 28 Jun 2011, 04:55 »

Did anyone else hear Tempest Bledsoe when Jim's daughter says "Okay, I totally have time to clean this up"?
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #94 on: 28 Jun 2011, 05:09 »

I just reread and it seems like Jim has primary custody from the way he talks despite his crappy lawyer. NOT THAT THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE UNFAIR THAT WAY, but it makes me wonder if the divorce was because his ex-wife did something crazy. She was also irresponsible enough to let her daughter walk from her house to her dad's house, when she's not supposed to.  

Off-topic: I've read philosophy paper/essay things which use the genderless pronouns 'ey', 'em' and 'eir'. I would use those because I find assigning a gender awkward and the singular 'they' is wrong, but I worry about looking like a loser. Finland is so progressive.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #95 on: 28 Jun 2011, 05:09 »

Did anyone else hear Tempest Bledsoe when Jim's daughter says "Okay, I totally have time to clean this up"?

No, I heard my  daughters. 

Both of them. 



In stereo. 
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #96 on: 28 Jun 2011, 05:18 »

Did anyone else hear Tempest Bledsoe when Jim's daughter says "Okay, I totally have time to clean this up"?
No, I heard my  daughters. 
Both of them. 
In stereo. 
Shall we presume that similar HAS OCCURED inside your happy home?  :roll:
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #97 on: 28 Jun 2011, 05:32 »

the singular 'they' is wrong

But all bets are off anyway when you're changing the language.
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #98 on: 28 Jun 2011, 05:38 »

Did anyone else hear Tempest Bledsoe when Jim's daughter says "Okay, I totally have time to clean this up"?
No, I heard my  daughters. 
Both of them. 
In stereo. 
Shall we presume that similar HAS OCCURED inside your happy home?  :roll:

Only one grease fire, and fortunately, I was there at the time.  However, my wfe and I were always suspicious when we came home to a cleaned-up living room / dining room / kitchen.  "What happened in here?"  was usually the first reaction!

Not to mention the time a hairless cat ran by, complaining loudly.  Mind you, the cat had not  been hairless when we left...
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Re: WCDT: 27th June - 1st July (1956-1960)
« Reply #99 on: 28 Jun 2011, 05:39 »

Off-topic: I've read philosophy paper/essay things which use the genderless pronouns 'ey', 'em' and 'eir'. I would use those because I find assigning a gender awkward and the singular 'they' is wrong, but I worry about looking like a loser. Finland is so progressive.

But singular they is NOT wrong. It has been used throughout modern English and nobody is confused when they see it.

The word "they" can be used to indicate uncertainty of gender, number or identity. It can also be used when the antecedent is known to be plural. At some point (probably right after denouncing split infinitives and terminal pronouns, both of which are perfectly acceptable) someone declared by fiat that the first usage was verboten.

They then went on to presumably read that "All men are created equal"  and decided that women are neither created nor equal, and therefore not worth mentioning at all. Sooner or later, women decided that that attitude was not to blithely be put up with.

You will notice that nowhere in the preceding two paragraphs do the words "he," "him," "his," "she," "her" or "hers" appear. But I am not forced to conjure ad hoc substitutes to make my point clear; singular they works perfectly well to achieve this. The goal of written communication should be to convey the relevant ideas. When following a "rule" makes that goal easier, it should be followed, but if following such a "rule" interferes with communication, it should be immediately abandoned without a second thought.
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