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What was... THE MOMENT OF THE WEEK?

Momo likes the new chassis!
- 3 (4.8%)
Momo hugs!
- 3 (4.8%)
Perhaps you should buy a humidifier too.
- 1 (1.6%)
Do you not recognize me, Pintsize? It's me. Momo.
- 5 (7.9%)
Momo Robo Beatdown! (Hurf Durf)
- 2 (3.2%)
I'll give her five more minutes...
- 1 (1.6%)
It was nice of Hannelore to give some of her old clothes.
- 2 (3.2%)
I can cook for you!
- 0 (0%)
I can also reach your head to smack you upside it...
- 4 (6.3%)
I really do love you, Marigold. "I love you too."
- 6 (9.5%)
You're gonna make Angus cry.
- 3 (4.8%)
THERE WAS A CAT ON THE STAIRS AND I'M ALLERGIC.
- 13 (20.6%)
No offense, but it's hard to sleep with you sitting there staring...
- 1 (1.6%)
Spooning Momo!
- 16 (25.4%)
But I am too big to fit on the dresser anymore!
- 3 (4.8%)

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Author Topic: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)  (Read 82289 times)

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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #300 on: 31 Aug 2011, 11:54 »

She needs an active guy who doesn't play games all day.
What about a guy with at least two jobs who games in his spare time?

Three, unless he counts playing WoW as a job.  (in the relevant comic, he said "Two other  jobs")

That's why he's a special customer at CoD!  


"No sleep make Dale go all Gendo at pretty gamer girl..."  [passes out from caffeine overdose]
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #301 on: 31 Aug 2011, 11:55 »

Hi again everyone!

I don't post often, but I read the forum regularly (nearly every day!) and have for some time. I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I have a question: Can I respectfully submit to the approval of the midnight society (ahem...forum moderators...don't know where that came from) that this is the last time we have to sift through five pages of "ZOMG I HATE FAYE SOOOO MUCH SHE IS A BITCH" and discussions of Mari and Angus' failed romance, which if I may point out happened over 350 COMICS AGO?! Well over a year ago?! Isn't there an explicit forum rule that bringing your hatred of one character into the forum again and again can be considered grounds for banning? (I could be wrong about that but I'm pretty sure Jeph said that a while back). I'm not saying that people aren't allowed to have an opinion...I just...I think we've covered that topic pretty thoroughly and I'm just really sick of it.

I love this comic, and I love this forum (okay, maybe love is a strong word). I would really like to keep coming back and reading it without seeing the same arguments again and again.

/rant

That being said, I liked Momo better when she was little, but I'm interested to see where this storyline goes! (If anywhere).

*EDIT* MARIGOLD and Angus' failed relationship, not Faye and Angus'. Freudian slip?

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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #302 on: 31 Aug 2011, 12:15 »

One of the mods warned that it was getting close to trolling, and the thread's course was successfully altered. 

You need to remember, there are always new people in here nowadays (I never thought I'd long for the days when the notification bot was broken...).  The group memory is short, and when someone touches a nerve (or rubs it raw), you'll get a reaction that looks like overkill. 

It's just the psychology of a forum. 
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #303 on: 31 Aug 2011, 12:20 »

I actually like it when there's a heated discussion on the forum, although I also get sick of a discussion that is repeated over and over (i.e. Martin has no motivation/Dora is psychotic/blah blah blah) I enjoy reading that much more than I enjoy the light everyday commentary.

The discussion about Jephs AI developments and their implications on the QC world was fascinating and I enjoyed reading that a lot.

The first time a character discussion happens I enjoy it. I really enjoy reading about other reactions/theories to the Martin/Dora breakup, Faye getting therapy, and the "is Dale a creeper?" debate. I enjoy it so much that reading this thread was a pleasure, although I wouldn't have enjoyed it half as much if I'd read roughly the same discussion yesterday.

I just enjoy reading forums where people post their own theories and interpretations and back them up with evidence from the comic. It does get frustrating when someone refuses to play the debate game and just makes unsupported statements or when it degenerates to ad hominem attacks; but I would much rather read a good debate than largely unfocused comments that have little to do with each other.

Yikes, i just realized that I used the work[Edit: word] enjoy way too many times.....
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #304 on: 31 Aug 2011, 12:22 »

and you used the word "word" one too little times!

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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #305 on: 31 Aug 2011, 12:23 »

She needs an active guy who doesn't play games all day.
What about a guy with at least two jobs who games in his spare time?

Seriously. I'm sorry, but Dale likes Marigold, and she might like him too. Who knows, that may even be why he came into the story.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #306 on: 31 Aug 2011, 12:24 »

and you used the word "word" one too little times!

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 :psyduck:

This might be why I like reading the discussions far better than participating in them, I'm like that enthusiastic puppy that wants to join the game but then trips over it's uncoordinated feet.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #307 on: 31 Aug 2011, 12:25 »

She needs an active guy who doesn't play games all day.
What about a guy with at least two jobs who games in his spare time?

Three, unless he counts playing WoW as a job.  (in the relevant comic, he said "Two other  jobs")

That's why he's a special customer at CoD!  


"No sleep make Dale go all Gendo at pretty gamer girl..."  [passes out from caffeine overdose]
Thanks, I just knew he had multiple jobs (hence "at least) but didn't remember where it said that.  My point is "an active guy who doesn't play games all day" is Dale.  Not that they should or shouldn't date, I'm not gonna go there, but yeah.

TWO @QCFan - Perhaps.

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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #308 on: 31 Aug 2011, 12:29 »

and you used the word "word" one too little times!

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That's true - I didn't necessarily consider that some people haven't participated in the Faye/Mari/Angus debate yet. I guess I just assumed that everyone here was a long-time lurker like me.  8-) I feel old.

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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #309 on: 31 Aug 2011, 12:50 »

Sorry, you're not allowed to feel old unless you grew up dialing  telephones...




Grampa, where's the Q?  And the Z?  And where do I read the texts? 
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #310 on: 31 Aug 2011, 12:59 »

Yay! I get to feel old!

er....wait...

The dialog between Momo and M today sounds disturbingly like my inner monologue.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #311 on: 31 Aug 2011, 13:02 »


I'll admit that I'm still in the category that isn't entirely sure about my opinion on the new Momo. I mean, she's absolutely adorable, sure. And I'm really interested in seeing where this goes. But there was just something...I don't know, appealing about the tiny robot that had her shit together way more than most of the other characters. Taking care of Marigold obviously keeps her in that position. She's just not tiny anymore. :(

p.s. What a beautiful telephone. But what happens if I want to take my call on the other side of the room? The cord thing comes off, right?
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #312 on: 31 Aug 2011, 13:13 »

Sorry, you're not allowed to feel old unless you grew up dialing  telephones...

For local calls - had to call the operator for trunk calls*.  Yes, I remember the introduction of STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialling) in the UK.

* The last place in England to get STD was Abingdon, a town near Oxford - in the early 1970s you still had to go through the operator to call people on the other side of the same town.  Guess where I lived for a while...

And that phone was the new model that appeared in the UK in 1959.  I grew up with this 1930s model:

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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #313 on: 31 Aug 2011, 13:27 »

Can I respectfully submit to the approval of the midnight society (ahem...forum moderators...don't know where that came from) that this is the last time we have to sift through five pages of "ZOMG I HATE FAYE SOOOO MUCH SHE IS A BITCH" and discussions of Mari and Angus' failed romance, which if I may point out happened over 350 COMICS AGO?

I prefer not to delete history if I can avoid it; it feels like censorship.  In the end, sympathetic listening by the forum established that the forumite who drove that topic is in a bad place personally; and she is now being offered advice, to the admittedly modest extent that an Internet forum can give it, in a more appropriate place.  If that helps her, it seems a worthwhile exchange for a mere twelve hours of over-enthusiastic discussion in this thread; so please let it drop now.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #314 on: 31 Aug 2011, 14:06 »

Hmmmmmm

I wonder if Hanners and Momo 2.0 will team up to bring Marigold out of her shell more.

It would certainly be interesting to see those two double teaming MariBear
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #315 on: 31 Aug 2011, 15:07 »

She needs an active guy who doesn't play games all day.
What about a guy with at least two jobs who games in his spare time?

Three, unless he counts playing WoW as a job.  (in the relevant comic, he said "Two other  jobs")

That's why he's a special customer at CoD!  

"No sleep make Dale go all Gendo at pretty gamer girl..."  [passes out from caffeine overdose]
Thanks, I just knew he had multiple jobs (hence "at least) but didn't remember where it said that.  My point is "an active guy who doesn't play games all day" is Dale.  Not that they should or shouldn't date, I'm not gonna go there, but yeah.

TWO @QCFan - Perhaps.

ONE MORE :psyduck:

By active, I meant someone who would rather go socialize, go to a park, etc.  You know, out abd active, not active as in finding a place to play games and harass girls.  Yes, she'll probably date him for some reason, it's the only reason he appears anymore and reminds me of the awkward Faye-Angus stalker romance.  If that's what she wants to do though than whatever.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #316 on: 31 Aug 2011, 15:14 »

I think harass is a bit strong, but then you consider Angus a stalker, so maybe that's you going easy on Dale.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #317 on: 31 Aug 2011, 16:10 »

At least we now know that the QC-universe world is managed by sentient machines, instead of the stupid machines of our world, obeying any order given to them by anyone with the authority to do so.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #318 on: 31 Aug 2011, 16:25 »

Can I respectfully submit to the approval of the midnight society (ahem...forum moderators...don't know where that came from) that this is the last time we have to sift through five pages of "ZOMG I HATE FAYE SOOOO MUCH SHE IS A BITCH" and discussions of Mari and Angus' failed romance
A lot of moderation work happens behind the scenes, and success is not guaranteed, so problems will appear from time to time.

You remember right about Jeph objecting to having character hate turn into an obsession. I think I know who he was thinking of, and that situation was way further from being an actual discussion.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #319 on: 31 Aug 2011, 16:43 »


Grampa, where's the Q?  And the Z?  And where do I read the texts? 

I remember the first time I noticed my landline didn't have Q or Z. Blew my mind.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #320 on: 31 Aug 2011, 17:00 »

I've already realized that my line of thinking was wrong. Angus was not obligated to return Mari's feelings, I understand that at least logically. Nor is Mari obligated to return Dale's feelings, though she might. I hope she does, because I think they'd be cute together.

That's all.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #321 on: 31 Aug 2011, 17:09 »

  I'm not gonna lie.  I'm kind of sick of this arc.  Didn't Jeph once say something about not having arcs that revolve around anthroPCs?


  ...Unless Momo's planning on becoming main cast or something, so this ends up like some weird Chobits type deal.  O_O
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #322 on: 31 Aug 2011, 17:16 »

Sorry, you're not allowed to feel old unless you grew up dialing  telephones...




Grampa, where's the Q?  And the Z?  And where do I read the texts? 
I'm 26.  We had two dial-tone phones in the house and one in the shop.  Heck, we were still using one of them when I graduated high school.  Those phones were nigh indestructible.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #323 on: 31 Aug 2011, 17:32 »

I actually like to see more of Marigold, so this story arc has been just fine for me. : )
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #324 on: 31 Aug 2011, 18:01 »

Sorry, you're not allowed to feel old unless you grew up dialing  telephones...

My grandma and grandpa had one of those. We had one of THESE:

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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #325 on: 31 Aug 2011, 18:02 »

Jeph said in the newspost for one of the Clinton strips that every time he tries to do an AnthroPC story it tends to get pulled into a story about humans, and recently said the Momo arc is an exception.

Fortunately Momo is a real character, just not an organic one.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #326 on: 31 Aug 2011, 18:38 »

I remember that there were still a few of the black bakelite phones floating around while I was growing up.

The ear speakers in those things were freaking loud. Very clear, though. Terrific phones.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #327 on: 31 Aug 2011, 18:40 »

Sorry, you're not allowed to feel old unless you grew up dialing  telephones...




Grampa, where's the Q?  And the Z?  And where do I read the texts? 
Oh yes. I remember these kinds of phones. I think my parents had one until I was three, then the push-button version replaced it.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #328 on: 31 Aug 2011, 18:58 »

My grandparents had one for years.  I'd use it every time I visited (which was just once a year, they lived 3000km away).
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #329 on: 31 Aug 2011, 20:16 »

Man, remember phone cords? #QCbookreferenceinforums
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #330 on: 31 Aug 2011, 20:19 »

Sorry, you're not allowed to feel old unless you grew up dialing  telephones...




Grampa, where's the Q?  And the Z?  And where do I read the texts? 
I'm 26.  We had two dial-tone phones in the house and one in the shop.  Heck, we were still using one of them when I graduated high school.  Those phones were nigh indestructible.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #331 on: 31 Aug 2011, 20:57 »

I see all of your rotary dial telephones, and raise you an acoustic coupler.



I never owned one, but I used one at my first job (it looked almost exactly like the one in the picture above).
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #332 on: 31 Aug 2011, 21:35 »

Ahh. Rotary dial phones. At my Dad's old workplace the staff was forbidden from making long distance calls. The way this was enforced was that an in-house switchboard (or whatever) would recognize the first digit and disconnect, if the first digit was a 9 (at that time a leading 9 indicated a long distance number in these parts). One day the engineers figured out that the next network node (at municipal central) was capable of counting the pulses much faster than the in-house one. So if you forced the rotary dial back with your finger fast enough, you could still call out of town.

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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #333 on: 31 Aug 2011, 21:50 »

Has anyone else noticed that Momo's word bubbles are now bubbles instead of square like the other antroPCs?

I would now like to apologize if someone else had said something but I didn't read their post that proved to be critical to my own.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #334 on: 31 Aug 2011, 22:50 »

Hmm. It's been that way since before the new chassis. I wonder what it means.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #335 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:12 »

I just looked through again, paying better attention this time.

Momo's been getting regular bubbles since the beginning of this arc. Both Charlotte and...the other one (did we get her name?) did, too. But Mr. Toaster didn't, and Pintsize hasn't changed either.  

The last appearance before this arc of hers (that I found just clicking through, anyway) she DID have a square.

You're not alone in just realizing it though. Probably should've gotten it when it was right there with Pintsize's squares, but I didn't. Not even sure I ever noticed the distinction before you pointed it out, to be honest. I've just noticed that each AnthroPC has their own particular not-human font. It's interesting that Momo has retained that, as did the salesbots (though they had the same one). Maybe to point out that their voices don't sound entirely human?

So...maybe it's just the distinction between little robots and bigger, more human-y robots, where perhaps the voices sound CLOSER to a real person's, and it was just easier for Jeph to give 'em to Momo early?

Or perhaps I'm thinking into this too much and should get to bed.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #336 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:15 »

I think the square bubbles are meant to signify a synthetic-sounding voice.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #337 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:18 »

New comic!

Everyone together now... D'AAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #338 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:21 »

I checked, and Angus hadn't had a spoken line since #1943
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #339 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:24 »

Those trouble-making cats.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #340 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:29 »

I smiled and all, but what impressed me most was Marigold's hair!! Look at it! That is exactly what hair looks like after it's been up all day and is finally taken down. I'm really impressed that Jeph thought to do that!! (I know I used "impressed" twice--three times now, if you want to get technical--but seriously! That's really cool.)
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #341 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:41 »

hmm perhaps momo could work in the library with marten? nah that would make marten and tai obsolete.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #342 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:48 »

And Angus demonstrates, once again, that he's just a big softie at heart.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #343 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:51 »

Momo is happy that she's bigger now so she can hug Mari. :D

I noticed the hair too. And the stammering, and the deer in the headlights look. Ugh...gonna be rough going back to those Mari-less pages.

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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #344 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:54 »

hmm perhaps momo could work in the library with marten? nah that would make marten and tai obsolete.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #345 on: 31 Aug 2011, 23:54 »

No more piggyback rides, though. Those were cute.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #346 on: 01 Sep 2011, 00:24 »

hugs > piggyback rides.

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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #347 on: 01 Sep 2011, 00:33 »

The two of them hugging is frankly adorable. I also like Angus' reaction to it.
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #348 on: 01 Sep 2011, 00:44 »

Dammit, been posting in the wrong thread....
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Re: WCDT: 2001-2005 (29 Aug-2 Sept 2011)
« Reply #349 on: 01 Sep 2011, 00:50 »

New comic!

Everyone together now... D'AAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

D'AAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! 

 :laugh:

The strip today is like if I could hug my computer screen and it could hug me back.  Just so freaking adorable!  And I love Angus's reaction.  Oh, Angus - stop trying to hide it and embrace the warm fuzzies.  Resistance is futile.
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