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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #50 on: 28 Nov 2011, 02:11 »

For comic #2066...

1. Aw, cheer up cameo-appearance dude of panel #1.

2. Also, does the RL version have a bicep tattoo that says "Fear is the mind-"...?  If so, that is awesome.

3. Fear is the mind-"what" ?  Fear is the mind-"what" ?!?  The mystery of the tattoo is unbearable!  *jerks hand out from Gom Jabbar box*

4. The sign in the background...  Train Danger "Trainager" (???  Cannot make the third line out.)

5. It does seem like a calculated move/comment by Angus to provoke Faye in panel #3.  Seeing the way his eyes look and the way his head is angled forward when he says, "I love you so much."

6. Her anxiety!  It's over NINE-THOUSAAAAND!!!  *crushes glasses*
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #51 on: 28 Nov 2011, 02:52 »

Angus is a sweet little troll of a boyfriend.. :)

I'd say it's Faye who's looking more like a troll. ;)
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #52 on: 28 Nov 2011, 02:53 »

Did Jeph just make a guest appearance... in his own comic?  :psyduck:
Eh, it's happened before.
I don't think that is actually Jeph in that comic, the news post just leads me to believe that he is just making fun of himself with Faye's dialouge.
He's got identical piercings, that's good enough for me :mrgreen:

Fair enough, there is a good chance I could be wrong. It has been known to happen (a lot more often then I care to admit). And that was also quite a while ago and I am guessing that it is very possible that Jeph looked different back then. Infact, lets just say you were right. Works for me.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #54 on: 28 Nov 2011, 03:04 »


4. The sign in the background...  Train Danger "Trainager" (???  Cannot make the third line out.)


"Trainger" (as in "Train" and "Danger" combined.)
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #55 on: 28 Nov 2011, 03:07 »


Quoooooote tunnnneeelllll.

Heh, my bad. Sorry 'bout that folks.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #56 on: 28 Nov 2011, 03:47 »

Fear is the mind-"what" ?!?  The mystery of the tattoo is unbearable!

What unbearable mystery is there, as you clearly know the reference?
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #57 on: 28 Nov 2011, 04:19 »

My wife is shocked that my 39-year-old daughter, who left home at 19, has just asked me to "give her away" at her wedding next summer.

I know it's to do with the trading of a wife for fortune and a really anti-feminist thing [/oversimplification], but the Daddy's Girl in me thinks that is really sweet.

Angus even has the jawline of the Trollface a bit in Panel 1 and 3. If I had access I'd do the shoop.

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #58 on: 28 Nov 2011, 04:35 »

So love turns her into a Saiyan?
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #59 on: 28 Nov 2011, 04:47 »

Well Faye, he came back and is still saying the same thing as Friday.  Good start to your week.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #60 on: 28 Nov 2011, 04:51 »

Whats the tattoo on the right persons arm say?
Is he a comic representatation of Jeph?
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #61 on: 28 Nov 2011, 05:09 »

Yes he is; "Fear is the mind-" (to complete the phrase and discover its context, read Dune ).

I don't recall that being what Jeph actually has there, though he does have something; I can't lay hands on any picture of Jeph's tats, as it's not a matter that interests me.  He has said that his favourite tats (not in that picture) are of birds.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #62 on: 28 Nov 2011, 05:19 »

Yes he is; "Fear is the mind-" (to complete the phrase and discover its context, read Dune ).

I don't recall that being what Jeph actually has there, though he does have something; I can't lay hands on any picture of Jeph's tats, as it's not a matter that interests me.  He has said that his favourite tats (not in that picture) are of birds.

I didn't want to link to any actual images of him floating around the web (that would be weird and whatnot)... So here we have Jeph in cartoon form... drawn by and described by Jeph! He actually mentions the fear tattoo and such. And yes, it IS the guy in today's QC comic, minus the goatee. He even included the ear gauges.

http://qcjeph.livejournal.com/95521.html
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #63 on: 28 Nov 2011, 05:28 »

Also this.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #64 on: 28 Nov 2011, 05:53 »

Yes he is; "Fear is the mind-" (to complete the phrase and discover its context, read Dune ).

Of course, you could also go back here.

But that's not the same quote, though. ;)
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #65 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:01 »

For the record, I have no clue what "Thanksgiving" is ... its just a weird thing that sometimes appears in american sourced material.

It's an American and a Canadian holiday generally derived from a 17th century celebration wherein colonists celebrated their thanks to God for their survival via a feast. It was turned into a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln. It's basically an extension of what was a commonplace European harvest festival that grew into the holiday that exists now.

FYI Canadian Thanksgiving is a month before American Thanksgiving, taking place around the second weekend of October.  It's also minus legends about Piuritans/Pilgrims and Native Americans meeting, since Piuritans/Pilgrims didn't play much of a role in the early days of Canada.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #66 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:04 »

Did Jeph just make a guest appearance... in his own comic?  :psyduck:
Eh, it's happened before.

It's funny that Faye didn't notice the girl in panel 3 is apparently an alternate universe version of Dora who didn't get heavily de-Gothifiied at some point.  How she crossed the barriers between parallel universes, and why she came to Coffee of Doom, is a question that likely will never be answered.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #67 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:06 »

Quote
stupid looking guy in the first panel

He's depressed because he fell face-first into a tackle box.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #68 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:12 »

FYI Canadian Thanksgiving is a month before American Thanksgiving, taking place around the second weekend of October.  It's also minus legends about Piuritans/Pilgrims and Native Americans meeting, since Piuritans/Pilgrims didn't play much of a role in the early days of Canada.

Yes, I imagine I could have included paragraphs about French settlers, Samuel de Champlain and Martin Frobisher, but I was trying to avoid a lengthy overexplanation. That's what Wikipedia is for. Well, that and wanton vandalism, ego battles and nonsensical page-hover fiefdoms.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #69 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:26 »

I'm glad Angus has returned, Faye needed him to come back so she could get out of her own head and back to the reality of the situation. I also think it's good that he reiterated his previous sentiment. I think it's more real to Faye now- before, it was "omg he said he loves me but he then he left what the hell omg" and now he's back, able to talk about things. Then again....now that I think about it, Faye could have easily called him while he was away but I suppose she was too nervous/busy with Coping Mechanisms. I just hope Angus doesn't poke fun and tell her it's not a big deal or get defeated that she didn't say it back. I'd like to see him step up his boyfriendly duties and have an open, honest conversation to ease Faye into the next stage of their relationship rather than letting this lead to an argument.

I also really enjoyed the cameo and I think Faye looks super cute in panel 2. I'm a big fan of the spiked up hair as well, I think it would be fun for her to cut it just a bit shorter and spike it regularly (although preferably with a hair product instead of anxiety).


Also: the phrase "ridiculous cockatoo pompadour" is amazing.

Hope everyone who celebrates had an enjoyable holiday with minimal family insanity.  :-) Mine was decent, spent it with my fiancee's family because after my many attempts to plan something nice for my parents, my dad is still anti-holiday this year (I suppose it's to be expected after a flooded house and 3+ months without any insurance moolah).
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #70 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:27 »

If there´s one thing I never get tired of it´s Dune references.

Dune Dune Dune Dune Dune

I even wrote a paper on the 1984 movie this year ^-^
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #71 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:48 »

Faye's spike has reminded me of Dora in the last panel of this: http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1934

Hair is just like tails or ears for expressiveness for people in the QC-verse it seems.

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #72 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:49 »

Angus has found the perfect way of messing with her head.. what's next, him spouting vague references to dead fathers?
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #73 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:51 »

what's next, him spouting vague references to dead fathers?

UGH.

For the love of Pete that would be way across the line.

Seriously.

It's one thing to talk about a bad haircut and make jokes. It's way, WAY another to make light of the suicide of a loved one.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #74 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:54 »

Yeah I know, that bastard!  :mrgreen:

Honestly I don't think he would do that. He's kind of moving towards the line though, but in a way that's probably good for her.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #75 on: 28 Nov 2011, 06:54 »

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #76 on: 28 Nov 2011, 08:29 »

Regarding the comic posted yesterday on his Tumblr...

That's gotta be Marigold and Hannelore playing Skyrim.   :-D
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #77 on: 28 Nov 2011, 09:54 »

7. Saw both links towards Jeph's Litany of Fear bicep tattoo.  As I posted earlier, that is awesome.

8. It will be interesting to see how Faye's new hairstyle holds up after sleep...or sex... :evil:

9. @pwhodges...  Of course I knew the reference, especially since I have posted repeatedly that I will never tire of Dune references in this web-comic.  I was poking fun at myself in light of comic #2066.  Guess I forgot to add the " :{ " to signal a joking comment.

10. For those yet still un-familiar with Frank Herbert's Dune:  (though I cannot imagine why you would be if you read this web-comic... :wink: )

The (Bene Gesserit) Litany Against Fear

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

(That being said...if you have done so yet, go read Dune!)

[Post Edit: Corrected my error of "Litany of Fear" to the correct "Litany Against Fear," as Akima pointed out down-thread.  In my defense, I did type it out originally from memory.   ... ... great maker, I am such a dork for knowing it memory...]
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #78 on: 28 Nov 2011, 12:04 »

I have liked the Faye-Angus story so far, mostly because the boy takes as well as he dishes and recognizes (sometimes even in time) when he crosses the line, but man, in real life it can be tiring to deal with someone who constantly is pushing your buttons. In my experience, those who enjoy it the most are the ones who cry the loudest when they find out what some of the buttons do.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #79 on: 28 Nov 2011, 12:06 »

(That being said...if you have done so yet, go read Dune!)

I read Dune.  

Thirty some-odd years ago.  


Somthing about big worms, and blue eyes... and sand in your wet suit... and the spice of life?  

If there´s one thing I never get tired of it´s Dune references.

Dune Dune Dune Dune Dune

I even wrote a paper on the 1984 movie this year ^-^

What's Orwell's 1984 got to do with Dune?   :-D
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #80 on: 28 Nov 2011, 12:47 »

So am I the only one who notices that the other extra in the first panel looks like a female Sven?
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #81 on: 28 Nov 2011, 13:09 »

So am I the only one who notices that the other extra in the first panel looks like a female Sven?
Nope.  I had that exact same thought too.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #83 on: 28 Nov 2011, 13:25 »

or get defeated that she didn't say it back.
Well she did say it back the first time.

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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #84 on: 28 Nov 2011, 13:39 »

So, now Solid Snake will come out of a box and silently throttle Angus.



I get the feeling that this week will prove interesting.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #85 on: 28 Nov 2011, 13:49 »

Every time I watch the stream of a comic with Faye in it, I'm struck by how different she looks before Jeph draws her glasses on her. It's especially noticeable, I think, in the first panel of 2066. Before the glasses, she's little-girl happy to see Angus. Then those Velma Dinkley frames with their industrial-strength earpieces go on and suddenly, half her face is unreadable. I think Faye's glasses might be a character in their own right.
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« Reply #86 on: 28 Nov 2011, 14:42 »

Heh, my bad. Sorry 'bout that folks.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #87 on: 28 Nov 2011, 14:43 »

Our own world could very well be a mere sketch on some internet comic, and the guy we walk by when we step outside may unknowingly be the penmaster...
"Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Zhuangzi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuangzi. But he didn't know if he was Zhuangzi who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was Zhuangzi."

Does mopey cap-guy dream he is a successful web-cartoonist, or Jeph dream he is a mopey cap-guy? I wonder more who nerd-pen-pocket-girl is. Another cartoonist, perhaps? The first time I glanced at cap-guy's tattoo, I read it as "Fear is the WMD". Incidentally Pendrake, it is not the Litany Of Fear, but the Litany Against  Fear. How do forum-members pronounce "Bene Gesserit", BTW? I always read it as Benn-eh Gezzerit (with a hard G as in golf or gun, and the double-S "buzzed" like the first double-S in possession), but Wikipedia tells me I have been doing it wrong.

Angus is back with a zing!  And yes, "fallen like a ton of bricks" I think he has.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #88 on: 28 Nov 2011, 15:33 »

Every time I watch the stream of a comic with Faye in it, I'm struck by how different she looks before Jeph draws her glasses on her. It's especially noticeable, I think, in the first panel of 2066. Before the glasses, she's little-girl happy to see Angus. Then those Velma Dinkley frames with their industrial-strength earpieces go on and suddenly, half her face is unreadable. I think Faye's glasses might be a character in their own right.
For me the same thing happens with Marigold, though not quite to the same magnitude as with Faye.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #89 on: 28 Nov 2011, 16:01 »

I'm always very careful about quoting someone who called for the death of everyone who venerated a (certain) philosopher without fully understanding his doctrine.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #90 on: 28 Nov 2011, 16:02 »

I always read it as Benn-eh Gezzerit (with a hard G as in golf or gun

A soft G makes the link with "Jesuit" more obvious (if you believe in it, and it's quite convincing once raised).  But I always imagined a hard G until that was pointed out to me...
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #92 on: 28 Nov 2011, 16:33 »

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It's an interesting thought, really. Jeph is the one who made the QC world, determines the fate of his characters and the world, really. He wields a graphics tablet of infinite power, yet when we see him, he is a tired, slightly sad man with no idea of the kind of destructive power he holds.

Our own world could very well be a mere sketch on some internet comic, and the guy we walk by when we step outside may unknowingly be the penmaster...

Read the amory wars it's like that but awesomer
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #93 on: 28 Nov 2011, 17:00 »

I'm always very careful about quoting someone who called for the death of everyone who venerated a (certain) philosopher without fully understanding his doctrine.
How very elliptical! I was quoting Zhuangzi, or rather the book of the same name attributed to him. To which passage are you referring?

A soft G makes the link with "Jesuit" more obvious (if you believe in it, and it's quite convincing once raised).
I was not aware of the Jesuit thing until I read the Wikipedia article this morning: "In Dreamer of Dune, Brian Herbert's 2003 biography of his father, the younger Herbert speculates that the name "Gesserit" is supposed to suggest to the reader the word "Jesuit" and thus evoke undertones of a religious order." I wonder what kind of dunce would feel that any notional connection to the Jesuits was necessary to "evoke undertones of a religious order" in an organization that grants the title Reverend Mother to its senior members!

Edit: I suppose Frank Herbert's notes should be regarded as decisive on the pronunciation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=XL9kkQ6Hw2s#t=220s
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #94 on: 28 Nov 2011, 18:44 »

I'm always very careful about quoting someone who called for the death of everyone who venerated a (certain) philosopher without fully understanding his doctrine.
How very elliptical! I was quoting Zhuangzi, or rather the book of the same name attributed to him. To which passage are you referring?

Admittedly a fairly loose interpretation, but this one.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #95 on: 28 Nov 2011, 21:06 »

My own version, the Litany against Civilization (by Sid Meier):

"I must not Civ.
Civ is the time-killer.
Civ is the one-more-turn that devours weekends."
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #96 on: 28 Nov 2011, 21:45 »

One word: "D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW."
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #97 on: 28 Nov 2011, 21:46 »

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DAMNIT JW, YOU STOLE MY THUNDER!!  :-D
Let's all post your Giant D'aww.

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"D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW."
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #98 on: 28 Nov 2011, 21:56 »

Love panel 3.  You get a real good look at how weird Faye's hair is at the moment.  And a blushing Faye is quite the sight to see.
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Re: WCDT 2066-2070; Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2011
« Reply #99 on: 28 Nov 2011, 22:01 »

Dammit. You stole mine too. Oh well... taking it back now...

"D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW."
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