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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #300 on: 02 Dec 2011, 01:50 »

Not that few either - I'd had Internet email for five years by then, and I'd had email in a proprietary company system from the mid-80s.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #301 on: 02 Dec 2011, 01:52 »

And the new strip is just weird...

I don't know if it's coincidental or not, but a certain sci-fi program back in the sixties actually did posit that there was a secret group of "supervisors" watching mankind omnisciently, making sure we didn't annihilate ourselves.  And the particular individual in that show was actually named Gary... I mean, sure, they weren't AI, exactly... but still...
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #302 on: 02 Dec 2011, 01:54 »

Hahhahahahahhaa Hanners looks totally DERP in the last panel.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #303 on: 02 Dec 2011, 01:55 »

"supervisors" watching mankind omnisciently,

Gary Seven

I presume it is not a coincidence.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #304 on: 02 Dec 2011, 01:57 »

"supervisors" watching mankind omnisciently,

Gary Seven

Yep, he's the one! It seems too on-the-nose to simply be a case of random Garys...

Garies?

Gari, maybe?
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #305 on: 02 Dec 2011, 02:00 »

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THY GARY COME, THY GARY BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN GARY

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #306 on: 02 Dec 2011, 02:08 »

Also, maybe it's just me, but does it seem like Momo's become a bit of a grumpy-gills since upgrading her chassis?

She's seemed happy enough for the most part. I mean, some of the situations she was in since she got the chassis would make anyone uncomfortable, like the prospect of spending time in a dishwasher or being tossed large amounts of Victorian Porn.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #307 on: 02 Dec 2011, 02:08 »

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #308 on: 02 Dec 2011, 02:17 »

"Gary" is, for me, that bitchy Nosferatu from "Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines" ...
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #309 on: 02 Dec 2011, 02:30 »

Augh! I just figured out what it is about Clinton that irks me! Swept back red hair, huge glasses, loves technology, has a robot that he usually controls but can also act independently, creepily obsessive around females; Clinton is Coleman Stryker! I hate that guy!

fffffffffFFFFFFF CANNOT UNSEE ARGH

At least Clinton hasn't ordered a horrible religious pogrom and then been told by basically everyone  that it's okay because he's sorry he did that and well the religion he was persecuting is too awful to exist anyhow. >:(

(not a bitter Protectorate of Menoth fan at all. nooooope.)
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #310 on: 02 Dec 2011, 02:39 »

Boring strip is kinda boring. Making up some internet phenomenon without ties to the real world and then basing simple conversation around it? No real punchline, too.
I know Jeph does not exist just to please me, but somehow this week held nothing remarkable for me...

Maybe I'm still caught in the spin of the last few weeks' storylines. *sigh*
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #311 on: 02 Dec 2011, 02:46 »

I've always found the Grissom position there a bit silly. Oh, yes, "what a fearful beast is Man" (is that a trope? it probably has a different name. Don't link it. No. Stop that)

That's at least six tropes. Humans Are Bastards, Humans Are Warriors, Humans Are Cthulhu, Humanity Is Insane, Humans Kill Wantonly and Hobbes Was Right.

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #312 on: 02 Dec 2011, 03:03 »

Is 'gary' only a euphemism for the anus in the UK?

(Gary Glitter rhymes with 'shitter'.)
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #313 on: 02 Dec 2011, 03:13 »

Not widespread even here, I think.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #315 on: 02 Dec 2011, 03:45 »

Is 'gary' only a euphemism for the anus in the UK?

(Gary Glitter rhymes with 'shitter'.)

I think it is quite an uncommon term even here, and I would only notice it in he correct context.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #316 on: 02 Dec 2011, 04:14 »

Momo's font is back in 2070, and has been fixed in 2069. 

Hanner's zipper is back, too, but remains missing yesterday. 

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
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« Reply #318 on: 02 Dec 2011, 04:46 »

Is Marigold walking next to Clinton in the last panel? Because she seems to have increased 50% in size. From that, you'd say she's walking in the foreground, but it doesn't look that way.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #319 on: 02 Dec 2011, 04:49 »

Is Marigold walking next to Clinton in the last panel? Because she seems to have increased 50% in size. From that, you'd say she's walking in the foreground, but it doesn't look that way.

You aren't the only one to notice it (2069 had some shrinkage and enlargement issues as well), but I wasn't going to point it out or anything...
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #320 on: 02 Dec 2011, 05:01 »

I felt a little rejected for a second, since I never got a Gary e-mail back then. Then I woke up a little and realised it was only a QC-Verse event.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #321 on: 02 Dec 2011, 05:57 »

Cleanliness is next to Garyness.

Seems like something Gary Oak would do?

Marigold is waling in front of the others. but the arm isn't overshadowing clintons arm. Which makes it only seem bigger and weird.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #322 on: 02 Dec 2011, 06:12 »

Clinton looks pasty white in some of those panels. Shadows don't even look right. He's gotta be a vampire or something.



Either that or he works third shift...
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #323 on: 02 Dec 2011, 06:30 »

I felt a little rejected for a second, since I never got a Gary e-mail back then. Then I woke up a little and realised it was only a QC-Verse event.

Were you disappointed too?
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #324 on: 02 Dec 2011, 06:32 »

I felt a little rejected for a second, since I never got a Gary e-mail back then. Then I woke up a little and realised it was only a QC-Verse event.

So, how many folks went to Google to see if the Gary email was real?  I dd,, just in case I somehow missed some weirdness in 1997.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #325 on: 02 Dec 2011, 06:51 »

I didnt needed to google that. :D

I am one of the few people who already had email back in 1997, but I never got any such email.

First big email attack was IIRC the ILOVEYOU back in 2000.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #326 on: 02 Dec 2011, 06:54 »

Might have been a drunken hallucination.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #327 on: 02 Dec 2011, 07:54 »

First big email attack was IIRC the ILOVEYOU back in 2000.

That got into the office I was responsible for at the time, and we all laughed at the vain girl who was the one to open it.  We had changed from monthly anti-virus updates to daily (I think), but this moved too fast for such a slow response to counter.  My present system checks for updates every five minutes and uses heuristic techniques to block many as yet unknown threats.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #328 on: 02 Dec 2011, 08:01 »

First thoughts on Friday's strip:  Holy cow, that is a lot of text.
Second thoughts: Wait, it was every email account, but also every computer (including those with no internet access) and it wasn't an email at all but text wrapped in weird data.  Was it sent via the power grid? :psyduck:
Third: Why do I find the AI/singularity strips completely terrifying and completely uninteresting at the same time?
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #329 on: 02 Dec 2011, 08:21 »

Momo's font is back in 2070, and has been fixed in 2069.  

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #330 on: 02 Dec 2011, 09:07 »

I like today's strip, Hanners has the punchline, it's pretty good. We get to see a bit more about how different the QC world is.

Clinton is growing on me: he combines a developable character with a natural source of exposition. Of Jeph's ideas.



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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #331 on: 02 Dec 2011, 09:28 »



Momo, I am shocked you didn't make a (Motherfucking) Pokemon reference!!
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #332 on: 02 Dec 2011, 09:36 »

Also, maybe it's just me, but does it seem like Momo's become a bit of a grumpy-gills since upgrading her chassis? Someone said earlier (can't find it for some reason) that the relationship between a human and an anthro PC is somewhere between human/human and human/pet, but to me it seems a lot closer to parent/teenager.

Well, yeah, that's the problem indeed, cause in this case it's hard to tell which one's the teenager.  :?
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #333 on: 02 Dec 2011, 09:41 »

the mental image of a guy in a trenchcoat with one hand in his pocket leering at spring breakers.
See, I approve of the general message, but see, I didn't have that mental image until you put it there >_<

As for Gary:



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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #334 on: 02 Dec 2011, 10:39 »

There have been a couple of weird-ass mass emails that have gone out, like the Eternal Ambition spam and the crazy guy who was looking for time machine parts, so people would probably have assumed "Gary" was one of those (like Marigold did -- btw, how old was she in 1997? Had to be, what, middle school anyway...)

Of course, QC exists in the same universe as Diesel Sweeties and the Walkyverse, so for all we know Torpor or an Ultra Car prototype sent it out :-)
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #335 on: 02 Dec 2011, 10:42 »

I dunno.  I mean, I wouldn't put it past someone like Clinton to lop off his own hand in favor of a mechanical one, but in comic 1909 he mentioned how he and others like himself benefited from his inventions, with a specific reference to his hand.  It just seems to me that if he was the sort to lop off his own hand he wouldn't be that aware of how people with legitimate problems would also have a need for cybernetics as well.

Whether or not that was a response to my comment, I now have it in my head that Clinton tore his hand off trying to peel the lid off a tank.

...or possibly a soda.  He looks like kind of a wimp.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #336 on: 02 Dec 2011, 10:46 »

I'd SO worship a Gary.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #337 on: 02 Dec 2011, 12:00 »

Might have been a drunken hallucination.

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« Reply #338 on: 02 Dec 2011, 12:11 »

(like Marigold did -- btw, how old was she in 1997? Had to be, what, middle school anyway...)
Yeah, I was also curious about that.  I took Marigold as the same age as the gang (mid to late 20s), so middle school sounds right.  That being said, it could be as early as 2006 or so in comic time, so that would make it high school or even early college.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #339 on: 02 Dec 2011, 12:24 »

Anyways, I just wanted to say how neat it is that Jeph is so consistent with his art and lettering that a change in font for a character provokes a discussion. And by that I mean a genuine one, not nerd raging about how any change at all is bad and it is sodomizing our childhoods with fire.

On a recent tumblr update, Jeph himself admitted that he is very inconsistent in his drawing. That's why characters' faces and body shapes often look different from panel to panel. Fonts are way easier to be consistent with than art.

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« Reply #340 on: 02 Dec 2011, 12:26 »

I was thinking more along the lines of this Gary

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #341 on: 02 Dec 2011, 13:00 »

For comic #2070...

1. Hanners' front zipper has returned!  Looks much better!  Thank you continuity wizards! (& Jeph :-D )

2. It appears Clinton has been fast-tracked to being added to the QC-cast, as he is already strolling beside three of the fan-popular characters.  As I posted earlier, Jeph put too much effort into creating him to make him a toss-away idea.  I do hope to see Clinton and Marten's creepy hairdresser girl meet though...that should be an interesting strip.

3. Hannelore's face in the punchline panel just looks so weird, but funny :-) .

4. [Don LaFontaine voice]: In world where the content is questionable, where little tiny robots can grow up, and "shipping" means more than just costing handling...  comes 2012's spring-time feel-good comedy, when cyber-to-human relations become mixed up with a triple dose of deus-ex-machina...

Gary Almighty

Starring Gary Oldman as human Gary, ("You can't digitize everyone's consciousness into a single network...where would we put our shoes?")

Gary Busey as AnthroPC Gary, ("Don't worry. I'll keep an eye on your st- aw hell it's on fire already...")

Gary Sinese as Gary the big fluffy dog, (*comforting paw on human-Gary's shoulder in the rain* "Sometimes, to best be god, you need to be dog.")

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #342 on: 02 Dec 2011, 13:04 »

Where's my tin-foil hat?

I've got it right under mine. 


In case one falls off. 


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« Reply #344 on: 02 Dec 2011, 14:01 »

Of course, you do know that tinfoil hats actually help the government to focus their mind-altering rays on the relevant parts of your brain, right? Because they are redirected into one spot, like those parabola mirrors people use for tanning. The notion that tinfoil would deflect the damn things is a lie spread by the government.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #345 on: 02 Dec 2011, 14:24 »

Dora was 26 when she first started dating Marten, which means she's 27 or 28 now.  There's no way Hanners and Marigold are that young, though.  It seems that Marigold and Angus became roommates a couple years after graduating, since they knew of each other while they were at school (but Marigold didn't know that Angus knew who she was).

So if Dora's 28 now, that makes Sven 29, Marten/Faye/Angus etc. are probably 26.  I'm guessing Wil is also 29, since he's Sven's friend.  Besides Dora mentioning that she was 26 early on, are there any canonical sources off age?
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #346 on: 02 Dec 2011, 14:29 »

Gary is now my go-to alternate term for Bob.

Is 'gary' only a euphemism for the anus in the UK?

(Gary Glitter rhymes with 'shitter'.)
Is it me, or is English slang heavily weighted different terms for ass related things?

I think it is quite an uncommon term even here, and I would only notice it in he correct context.
"My piles are killing me, I have to put this thing up my gary"
Only in England do people get piles often enough to know what piles are. (Note to others: inflamed hemorrhoids, and it's not a regional term.)

Of course, QC exists in the same universe as Diesel Sweeties and the Walkyverse, so for all we know Torpor or an Ultra Car prototype sent it out :-)
It does? When did we learn this?

Whether or not that was a response to my comment, I now have it in my head that Clinton tore his hand off trying to peel the lid off a tank.

...or possibly a soda.  He looks like kind of a wimp.
But she was already fully cyberized due to a plane crash, so it's not quite a 1-1 comparison.

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #347 on: 02 Dec 2011, 14:32 »

Faye and Hannelore were celebrating Hanners' 22nd, when the karaoke war happened.

Sven was 28 when he learned about Faye and Angus, so Dora must have been 27 at that time.


Dammit. Now I am stuck with this bandicoot rating for who know how many posts. I HATE RANDY.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #348 on: 02 Dec 2011, 14:52 »

Dammit. Now I am stuck with this bandicoot rating for who know how many posts. I HATE RANDY.
Well there are two solutions. One is to go back to all your old posts and delete them. The other is to madly spam every area of the forums.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #349 on: 02 Dec 2011, 15:11 »

Or maybe all the AIs start their lives floating around a massive mainframe like tadpoles and then get put into their first chassis depending on how their personality develops

That's pretty much what Jeph said happens. They choose for themselves what to do when they're decanted into the physical world. Most, for unknown reasons, go for being a companion to a human. Logically, they shouldn't be able to choose their own first chassis since they wouldn't have any money to pay for it.

The adoption fees must be pretty low, if Marten was able to afford them.

Ooh, or maybe adoption fees depend on the quality of the AI personality! Pintsize then would be the Yugo of AIs.
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