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What was THIS week's MOMENT... OF... THE WEEK?

Catching Up On The Porch
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Dora makes her entrance!
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DJ OCDee-Liteful!
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JUST NOD YOUR HEAD AND PRETEND TO CLICK THINGS
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Really nice guy looking for a relationship.
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Stammering Blushing Tai
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"Right." (sad Tai)
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WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« on: 10 Jul 2011, 06:02 »

Here we go into the late '60's, mannnnnn.

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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #1 on: 10 Jul 2011, 06:10 »

Hey, maybe in the 1967 comic we'll see some..err....love.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #2 on: 10 Jul 2011, 08:49 »

Hey, maybe in the 1967 comic we'll see some..err....love.

Well, that  was a stretch for a pun...

On Thursday (comic 1969) I take delivery of the remains of a 1969 VW bug, donated by a neighbor who found it in the barn when he bought his home last year.  It's a restoration project/birthday present for my younger daughter.  By the time it's running, we hope she'll be well enough to drive it around...



and I might even let her.   :police: :angel: :laugh:
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #3 on: 10 Jul 2011, 10:15 »

Hey, maybe in the 1967 comic we'll see some..err....love.
Well, that  was a stretch for a pun...

Never said it was perfect  :lol:
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #4 on: 10 Jul 2011, 10:17 »

Hey, maybe in the 1967 comic we'll see some..err....love.

Well, that  was a stretch for a pun...

On Thursday (comic 1969) I take delivery of the remains of a 1969 VW bug, donated by a neighbor who found it in the barn when he bought his home last year.  It's a restoration project/birthday present for my younger daughter.  By the time it's running, we hope she'll be well enough to drive it around...



and I might even let her.   :police: :angel: :laugh:
Awesome!!!
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #5 on: 10 Jul 2011, 10:21 »

Sounds like a plan Carl.  Just keep reminding her that she has to nice to Dad....
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #6 on: 10 Jul 2011, 11:51 »

Here we go into the late '60's, mannnnnn.

From the year of birth of my step-son to the year of birth of my biological son.  :wink:
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #7 on: 10 Jul 2011, 16:31 »

A guest strip week so that Jeph can take a week off,

where the guest artists all handle Marten and Dora's discussion,

which carries over to the next morning, so Marten and Dora continue said discussion over waffles

and on the Friday, we are shown everyone's reactions.


I think that about covers it. :P
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #8 on: 10 Jul 2011, 17:37 »

Well played.

Tuesday's comic is mine. And Mr. Hodges: you mean you are old enough to be my father?
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #9 on: 10 Jul 2011, 19:57 »

He's old enough to be my father (since he is several months older than my father), and my dad had me at 40.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #10 on: 10 Jul 2011, 22:07 »

I'm with Faye. 

Much as I liked Marten and Dora's relationship, they've passed the point of recovery and if they got back together now, things would get awkward and it would all end in an even worse breakup.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #11 on: 10 Jul 2011, 23:53 »

Mr. Hodges: you mean you are old enough to be my father?

He's old enough to be my father (since he is several months older than my father), and my dad had me at 40.

Hell, I think he's old enough to be my  father, and I'm old enough to have sired Method... 
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« Reply #12 on: 11 Jul 2011, 00:09 »

Hell, he's probably old enough to be his own father!
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #13 on: 11 Jul 2011, 00:12 »

Hell, he's probably old enough to be his own father!
That means he's older than the universe itself!  Which, according to xkcd, started in 1970.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #14 on: 11 Jul 2011, 00:15 »

Mr. Hodges: you mean you are old enough to be my father?

Click my name, see my profile.  When the 1946 thread started, I used my privileges to change its title, without comment, adding "birth to four years", to see if anyone would get it; but the person who started that one noticed and changed it back (also without comment).

But I didn't know Lloyd George.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #15 on: 11 Jul 2011, 00:21 »

You appear to be 21 years older than J-dub, so I guess you are old enough?  I mean, technically.  I'll be 24 next month, and there's no way I'm old enough to have a kid.  I mean, I physically could but it'd be a horrible idea at this point in my life.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #16 on: 11 Jul 2011, 00:23 »

Still no new comic ...

... damn this is so suspenseful.
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« Reply #17 on: 11 Jul 2011, 00:30 »

He's currently writing a script while answering questions on Tumblr.  So another three hours or so, I guess.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #18 on: 11 Jul 2011, 01:18 »

I'd just like to say that I think Jeph is doing a fantastic job with this conversation arc. So far, he's 2 for 2: he got the set-up completely right, and the initial small-talk was pretty convincingly done as well. I can only assume that today we're getting down to the more serious stuff, which is probably going to be harder for him to script properly. I mean, clearly the break-up is still at the front of both Dora and Marten's minds, but the manner in which they bring it up seems like it would be a challenge to write...
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #19 on: 11 Jul 2011, 01:23 »

But I didn't know Lloyd George.

However, I knew my Great Grandmother, who died when I was 7 at the age of 103 (so she was born in 1850, and was 17 years older than Lloyd George).  Click here to see me in her lap in 1946, and click here to see us just a year before she died.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #20 on: 11 Jul 2011, 03:39 »

Hey, maybe in the 1967 comic we'll see some..err....love.

Well, that  was a stretch for a pun...

On Thursday (comic 1969) I take delivery of the remains of a 1969 VW bug, donated by a neighbor who found it in the barn when he bought his home last year.  It's a restoration project/birthday present for my younger daughter.  By the time it's running, we hope she'll be well enough to drive it around...



and I might even let her.   :police: :angel: :laugh:

Wheeler Dealers Volkswagen Beetle.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #21 on: 11 Jul 2011, 03:44 »

COMIC!

And again, the drama is that there is no drama.  But perhaps we can stop worrying about it now.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #22 on: 11 Jul 2011, 03:48 »

Looks like Dora will get her wish (from 1962).
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #23 on: 11 Jul 2011, 03:49 »

I like the banter. The art in the last few comics have been really nice, especially Jeph's playing with the perspective.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #24 on: 11 Jul 2011, 03:53 »

But perhaps we can stop worrying about it now.

Don't make me laugh :|


Anywho.. If Marten and Dora get along, more power to them :-)

Hope to see something of the par-tay yet.
And, yeah. Kudos on the art, getting better all the time!
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« Reply #25 on: 11 Jul 2011, 04:06 »

I like the banter. The art in the last few comics have been really nice, especially Jeph's playing with the perspective.

Agreed. I think the fourth panel (or 3a) works really well. That silence wouldn't have been as good shown from the front, methinks.

And also agreed that it's nice see them bantering again... although I notice it is actually all coming from Dora. I think that shows something about their different attitudes to the reconciliation. It seems Dora's joking is her way of showing that she really wants to be friends again, while Marten's seriousness is his way of showing the same thing. I think it's clear that he's still a bit cut-up about the break-up (cut and broken, ouch!), but he's accepted it.
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« Reply #26 on: 11 Jul 2011, 04:23 »

YAY!!!!!!!

Marten and Dora are friends again!

This makes me happy!
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« Reply #27 on: 11 Jul 2011, 05:09 »

And now for drunken college shennanigans! 
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« Reply #28 on: 11 Jul 2011, 05:20 »

Hmm why exactly isnt there a "Marten and Dora should get back together" thread ?
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« Reply #29 on: 11 Jul 2011, 05:24 »

Probably because they shouldn't. 

Not yet, at least. 
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #30 on: 11 Jul 2011, 05:29 »

Hey, I demanded that this week's thread be Moon Week! ;)
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #31 on: 11 Jul 2011, 05:39 »

I'm slightly disappointed that Dora and Marten didn't talk more seriously about their issues, but that's literally the only complaint I've had for ages.

And it is immediately quashed by the enormous sense of relief I'm feeling that Dora and Marten are back on good terms with each other.

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« Reply #32 on: 11 Jul 2011, 05:40 »

Hey, I demanded that this week's thread be Moon Week! ;)
In a way I support your demand for a special memorial this coming Thursday. But the anniversary of Eagle's landing is next week, and that's too close. My wife probably thinks that it hasn't really worked, but initially I thought that picking that date would make it easier for me to remember our anniversary.
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« Reply #33 on: 11 Jul 2011, 05:50 »

i suppose that in a world with anthro-pcs, bionic hands and interdimensional coffee-makers, things are really easier between exes...
what im saying is, though i applaud the move and i think it will be good for the comic, and the characters, the conversation between marten and dora doesnt feel very real. the words, the facial expressions... it feels somewhat disconnected from their feelings (or from what ive come to think are their feelings).
but hey, im all for it. and its actually pretty therapeutic to watch.
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« Reply #34 on: 11 Jul 2011, 05:53 »

well, that was fairly anti-climactic.....

i'm glad they are on good terms, I just wish the discussion was a little more meaningful
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« Reply #35 on: 11 Jul 2011, 05:58 »

well, that was fairly anti-climactic.....

i'm glad they are on good terms, I just wish the discussion was a little more meaningful

What? You'd rather they had an explosive confrontation? The manatee on codeine? Looking at him, and judging by what Dora says, the guy is running on fumes at the minute. And even with everything Marten has been through, I really doubt he'd be the guy who says "Oh hey, its the girl who ripped out my heart and used it like a hacky-sack. Burn in hell bitch!"

And I just realised half the forum would be bowled over if that happened, dead from the shock.....
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #36 on: 11 Jul 2011, 06:01 »

I think the discussion is perfectly natural but that forumgoers (including myself) are starting to confuse the emotions of hyped up fans with the actual character's.
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« Reply #37 on: 11 Jul 2011, 06:03 »

Well... it's a push. My dad's 71 this year, but he was six days shy of his 27th birthday when I was born.

And as to the comic: Ahhhhhhhhhh. Back to the snark and smartassery QC is famous for.
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« Reply #38 on: 11 Jul 2011, 06:04 »

I think the discussion is perfectly natural but that forumgoers (including myself) are starting to confuse the emotions of hyped up fans with the actual character's.

Agreed.  Sometimes, it really is  that easy! 
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« Reply #39 on: 11 Jul 2011, 06:08 »

So easy, even a caveman could do it!
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« Reply #40 on: 11 Jul 2011, 06:12 »

well, that was fairly anti-climactic.....

i'm glad they are on good terms, I just wish the discussion was a little more meaningful

What? You'd rather they had an explosive confrontation? The manatee on codeine? Looking at him, and judging by what Dora says, the guy is running on fumes at the minute. And even with everything Marten has been through, I really doubt he'd be the guy who says "Oh hey, its the girl who ripped out my heart and used it like a hacky-sack. Burn in hell bitch!"

And I just realised half the forum would be bowled over if that happened, dead from the shock.....

If you read what I wrote, you'll see that I didn't say explosive, I said meaningful.

I'm not interested in meaningless drama, I just felt that given the span of their relationship, there would be a little more meat to the conversation than "we cool?"

I also happen to enjoy reading some of the deeper moments in QC, as they don't occur nearly as often as the snarky/silly/sarcastic moments (but of course I find those moments entertaining, or else I wouldn't read QC in the first place). It's just.....sometimes you want pineapple upside down cake because you don't have it very often, y'know?
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #41 on: 11 Jul 2011, 06:14 »

Heh. My mom turns 72 this year and my dad would have been 73; they had me when they were 40 and 41, and my oldest brother is 19 years older than me.

Glad to see Marten and Dora finally talk. I don't even know that I'd call it anticlimactic even though there wasn't much conversation about it - I'm sure it's a big relief to both of them to know that the other isn't freaked out, or angry, or even pining away. Sitting there analyzing every detail of what went wrong would not be a step in the right direction because that's when the Blame Game starts. I'd rather not see them fall into that.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #42 on: 11 Jul 2011, 06:19 »

I think even an "I'm sorry" would have sufficed....I just feel that with all the growing up that everyone seems to think they need to do, this isn't the most adult way to clarify where they stand with each other. Not saying it was a BAD strip, I am definitely happy that they patched things up.

eta: Although now that I think about it, the witty banter is definitely more in character for them, albeit not necessarily in character with where Dora's head has been at lately in the strip. I suppose it is nice to see her going back to her roots  :-P
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #43 on: 11 Jul 2011, 06:42 »

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Just watched it all.  It was actually kinda depressing.  The one I'm getting is in nowhere near as good a shape - lotsa rust.  There's no way I can put that kind of money into it, either...


Time to buy a welder. 

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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #44 on: 11 Jul 2011, 06:44 »

Well, we actually never saw the full conversation they had during the break-up. Maybe they did all their apologies and analysis and discussioning then. There are plenty of examples and incidents to go through but in the end it wasn't much more than one partner being insecure and jealous while the other denied there was anything to be insecure and jealous about.

I can't think of anything worse than sitting and working everything out with an ex as though it were couple's therapy.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #45 on: 11 Jul 2011, 07:26 »

I think even an "I'm sorry" would have sufficed....I just feel that with all the growing up that everyone seems to think they need to do, this isn't the most adult way to clarify where they stand with each other. Not saying it was a BAD strip, I am definitely happy that they patched things up.

The deeper, more meaningful conversations come later. Probably after Dora's therapy starts to kick-in and she can re-evaluate herself and her past relationships more clearly. Right now they are at the civil behavior, no blame tossing, early conversation level. Sitting on a porch at someone's house in the middle of a party is not the deep long talk time or place.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #46 on: 11 Jul 2011, 07:42 »

Well, I like the idea of Moon Week myself, especially with Atlantis up there ending STS with a whimper, so I'll say this storyline is  "four forward, four forward, drifting to the right a little ... "

Kinda bugged Marten seems to be ceding control of the conversation a bit, but a) that's just our nonconfrontational-until-it-hits-the-fan hero and b) this ain't over yet.

Now, where is our diminutive and libidinous les-brarian? It is her party, after all ...
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #47 on: 11 Jul 2011, 07:44 »

i suppose that in a world with anthro-pcs, bionic hands and interdimensional coffee-makers, things are really easier between exes...
what im saying is, though i applaud the move and i think it will be good for the comic, and the characters, the conversation between marten and dora doesnt feel very real. the words, the facial expressions... it feels somewhat disconnected from their feelings (or from what ive come to think are their feelings).
but hey, im all for it. and its actually pretty therapeutic to watch.
I can totally see where you're coming from, but I think conversations like this are just absolutely filled with subtext, and I think the silence in panel 4 is kind of evidence of that, as each person is trying to choose the words that will keep conversation going without making things incredibly awkward. It's a delicate dance, and I've seen it done before, even done it a few times myself, but especially in this dance, I tend to have two left feet.

Also, for those looking for growth from Marten, you should notice that he's the one who brought the conversation around to the heart of the matter, albeit in the most casual way possible. He was the one to bring it up though, and I think that counts for something. Possibly not much, but something.

Finally, I'd definitely agree that the artwork has been phenomenal lately.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #48 on: 11 Jul 2011, 08:00 »

I think even an "I'm sorry" would have sufficed....I just feel that with all the growing up that everyone seems to think they need to do, this isn't the most adult way to clarify where they stand with each other. Not saying it was a BAD strip, I am definitely happy that they patched things up.

eta: Although now that I think about it, the witty banter is definitely more in character for them, albeit not necessarily in character with where Dora's head has been at lately in the strip. I suppose it is nice to see her going back to her roots  :-P

well, you clearly said everything i wanted to say in a much better way. with people so good at writing their minds in this forum, i shouldnt post at all, just read.

PS: this forum needs a 'like' button.
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Re: WCDT: 11-15 July 2011 (1966-1970)
« Reply #49 on: 11 Jul 2011, 08:16 »

The last panel looks like the first time Marten has relaxed since the breakup.
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