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And the moment of the week was...?

...And then HE said "that's not a femtosecond initiation optical pulse, that's my WIFE!
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Enjoyin' the egghead jokes? I think I'm a few PhD's short.
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Wanna ditch?
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Let's get outta here before they start tryin' to arm-wrestle the hunter-killer droids.
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You turned down all that money? (Meh, no big deal)
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Floating in space: "Even if I am just a glorified TSA agent, I get to do it in SPACE..."
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Space Hooch Spit Take - "So, are you and the doc's kid ####in' or what?"
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We're just friends. (I assumed...)
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It's not all it's cracked up to be.... you bump into things too much... See this scar?
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Dunno if she was playin' you or what, but you coulda handled it a little better.
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Send her an e-mail or something! No sense leavin' it off on a sad note.
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No offense, buddy, but you're not my type.
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You were seriously gonna try and make a move on me when you don't even know my FIRST NAME?
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I like big guys, y'know? I want a man who can bench press me one handed.
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You can call me Abbie. And write that email!
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"...You wouldn't believe where I'm emailing you from..."
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Hannelore? Could you meet me on observation deck 3?
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Table, candlelight, nice view of Earth... and a dressed up Station!
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Do you have a DATE? Oh my gosh! Who is she? Is she nice?
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...She's VERY nice. Have a seat. Oh no, no, I wouldn't want to be a distraction.
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Enjoy your dinner! "W-wait!"
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2151-55 (26-30 Mar 2012) QC IN SPAAAAAACE... Week TEN!?!  (Read 83646 times)

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Hanging like that in mid air would require very precise muscle control when pushing oneself.  Lt. might be able to do that.
Marten on other hand showed that he has no experience whatsoever (why should he) and therefore for him to simply hang next to Lt. is just unrealistic.

Furthermore a liquid would not stay in the bottle but would actually pushed out of it.  also at the same time one would not be able to actually drink it like they do.  Not without a straw.

Additionally the liquid spit by Marten would form a ball but I presume it did and simply flew out of the 'shot'.  a bit dangerous with all that equipment we see over there.  Very irresponsible on Lt. part.

Disappointed with that strip.
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Welp, there goes this week. Batten down the hatches, the shippers are coming.

That was my first reaction, too. Lets hope Lt. Potter is just going to introduce Marten to her brother Harry or something...

Do you really think the shippers wouldn't prefer that?  :laugh:

Or worse, they'd try and ship Marten/Harry/Draco threesome.

Please,

It would be the Marten/Hermione/Luna threesome.
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Smif Luna or Hogwarts Luna?
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Does... does that bottle say "Space Hooch"?   :-P

Smif Luna or Hogwarts Luna?
Can't it be both?

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I'm interpreting this as Lt. Potter (what's her first name damnit?) finding someone normal to chill out with, rather than looking for zero G makeouts. Telling a story about being physically injured by a robot  during zero G hanky panky doesn't exactly sound like it'd crank most people's handle, you dig?

However I have a sneaky suspicion Hanners is going to come along and see the two of them chilling, assume that hanky panky is on the cards and feel slightly awkward and/or upset, even if she's not sure why...
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Does... does that bottle say "Space Hooch"?   :-P

Smif Luna or Hogwarts Luna?
Can't it be both?

Yep.  That definitely says space hooch.
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Does... does that bottle say "Space Hooch"?   :-P
I'm pretty sure it does. Well, the label does anyway.

Awesome perspective "shots" inside the observatory (thought the nerd in me points out that the telescope should be outside the pressurised environment).
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I'm going to call it right now:

Lt. Potter's first name... is Faye.
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Yeah, it says Space Hooch.  The first two panels are what I saw being done on Sunday night's livestream, which is why I was surprised at Monday's strip, and it was easy to see what it said.  The shot of Potter sitting on the window looked great as it came together.

As for Potter, my advice to her would be to look elsewhere.  Marten isn't all that long out a long term relationship that ended with problems, and a much shorter one that ended in frustration.  He might get all guilty or something in the middle of things and ruin the moment.
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I really like Lt Potter. I am going to miss her when this arch is over.
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Quote from: Jeph
"Space Hooch"

Yes, we get it!  You're from space! </DBZ Abridged>
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All potential hanky-panky aside, I like the layout of panels 1 and 2 -- the figures really do convey Lt. Potter's total relaxation and enjoyment of zero-G. The glowing blur effect on the plasma screens is also a nice touch. 

Really do agree with NOT showing Marten's spit-take space hooch floating around in scientifically-correct globules -- that'd be technically correct but awfully distracting. 

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I would pay good money to see an arc where Lt Potter visits CoD.  That is all.
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All potential hanky-panky aside, I like the layout of panels 1 and 2 -- the figures really do convey Lt. Potter's total relaxation and enjoyment of zero-G. The glowing blur effect on the plasma screens is also a nice touch. 

Really do agree with NOT showing Marten's spit-take space hooch floating around in scientifically-correct globules -- that'd be technically correct but awfully distracting.

But Lt. Potter could then "order" him to clean up his mess, and he'd get to fly around the room chasing booze balls.

Those worried about Marten taking advantage of the drunk woman forget that he's the most passive guy in the world, so if anyone chooses to act it would be Lt. Potter, who seems much too strong a personality to be taken advantage of even when she's had a few drinks. If anything happens between her and Marten, it will be because she wanted it and she made it happen.  Marten's never initiated anything; if he weren't such a good-looking guy he'd be a virgin still.

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WAit... Does, does that bottle say 'Space Hooch'? Day made.
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I kind of hope that Marten and Lt. Potter just hang out and talk and that's it. No Zero G space hanky panky. Just hanging out.

It's not to say that I don't want Marten with anybody but that I think he still needs some alone time ... being single is good sometimes. He seems to be much more at ease with himself lately - I'd say he's had some personal growth and he didn't have to be in a relationship to have that growth.
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Also, just hanging out and talking with people is good. As great as it is to get a bit o' lovin', memories are somehow much better when you are remembering simple fun with good people.
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I'm going to call it right now:

Lt. Potter's first name... is Faye.

And I shall forever know her as Fape Otter.
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I'm going to call it right now:

Lt. Potter's first name... is Faye.

Nah! Too obvious. It's Jaye
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I'm interpreting this as Lt. Potter (what's her first name damnit?) finding someone normal to chill out with, rather than looking for zero G makeouts. Telling a story about being physically injured by a robot  during zero G hanky panky doesn't exactly sound like it'd crank most people's handle, you dig?

However I have a sneaky suspicion Hanners is going to come along and see the two of them chilling, assume that hanky panky is on the cards and feel slightly awkward and/or upset, even if she's not sure why...

Didn't Jeph once say that he's never going to do a strip about a "wacky misunderstanding?"
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Kinda off-topic, but did anyone notice that the link to Dumbing of Age has been renamed to "Dave Willis Is A Jerkface"?
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Didn't Jeph once say that he's never going to do a strip about a "wacky misunderstanding?"

Yes, he did, IIRC.

And then a few years later, he did the Dora-seeing-Marten-hugging-Faye arc, which clearly falls into "wacky misunderstanding". And that arc became the breakup arc.
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I'm pretty sure that Jeph has also said that he reserves the right to change his mind over any prediction he's made.
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(thought the nerd in me points out that the telescope should be outside the pressurised environment).

There are advantages to having the telescope, full of things that need to be dimensionally stable, in a temperature-controlled environment.
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Surely space is more stable in that respect than the station, so long as you shield the important parts of the device from direct sunlight (which you'd probably want to do anyway).
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After more thought, I think it's obvious what her first name is.

Lieutenant.

Think about it: She could be a military brat, and her dad (old school Air Force all the way) named her that because that's what he wanted her to be. Even though she was probably being groomed for the USAFA from birth by dad, she rebelled once she got there (hence the FB photos and the "remote" placement).

And I'd suspect that the scar is an indication to all of us - she ain't interested in Null-G makeouts.

However, she could provide an "outsider's viewpoint" of Marty's relationship issues. Which IS something our hero could use.

Of course, now that I've said that, she'd gonna try to bang him like a wild hyena...
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I really like Lt Potter. I am going to miss her when this arch is over.

Same. And if I were Marten I'd tap that.  :evil:
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After more thought, I think it's obvious what her first name is.

Lieutenant.

Think about it: She could be a military brat, and her dad (old school Air Force all the way) named her that because that's what he wanted her to be. Even though she was probably being groomed for the USAFA from birth by dad, she rebelled once she got there (hence the FB photos and the "remote" placement).

Like Maj. Major Major?
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I'm pretty sure that Jeph has also said that he reserves the right to change his mind over any prediction he's made.

Well, that's kinda my point - that Word of Author is not canon, only canon is canon. ;)
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Didn't Jeph once say that he's never going to do a strip about a "wacky misunderstanding?"

Yes, he did, IIRC.

And then a few years later, he did the Dora-seeing-Marten-hugging-Faye arc, which clearly falls into "wacky misunderstanding". And that arc became the breakup arc.

I'm not sure that was really "wacky". That was more like a high-drama relationship-comes-to-a-screeching-halt misunderstanding. 

Wacky was Pintsize and Winslow catching Hanners grabbing boyfriendbot's butt. 

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I'm pretty sure that Jeph has also said that he reserves the right to change his mind over any prediction he's made.

Well, that's kinda my point - that Word of Author is not canon, only canon is canon. ;)

I'd say that Word of Author is canon until such time that canon contradicts Word of Author.
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We should also point out that Jeph originally planned on ending the strip after the reveal of Faye's "issues" - with Marty and Faye getting together. That didn't happen.
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For the benefit of all!

I really like that idea of of only "Canon is Canon" because authors cannot be trusted with their word. Usually for the betterment of the fans. They want to surprise us and I find that the mark of a great artist.

Also, I hope this isn't against forum regulation, but Angela Melick finally got here 2nd book out. So check it out if you liked comic 1266 (her guest strip).
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Didn't Jeph once say that he's never going to do a strip about a "wacky misunderstanding?"

Yes, he did, IIRC.

And then a few years later, he did the Dora-seeing-Marten-hugging-Faye arc, which clearly falls into "wacky misunderstanding". And that arc became the breakup arc.

Actually, Dora-seeing-Marten-hugging-Faye is more about how Dora is irrationally jealous then anything else. I think the difference is that although it might start in the same wacky misunderstanding way (see half of something and assume it's something else) it never turns into a wacky misunderstanding because it's always confronted right away.

Wacky misunderstanding is more "Dora sees Marten naked with Faye and gets mad and doesn't even talk about it when the real reason they were naked involves Pintsize, a fire and a coconut."

See, half of what makes wacky misunderstandings work is that the issue never gets directly confronted until the end, and at the end things work out happily.

Oh, and the breakup arc was actually started by Dora wanting to see what porn Marten looked at, against his wishes. (The QC wiki helps for these things.)
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Also, I hope this isn't against forum regulation, but Angela Melick finally got here 2nd book out. So check it out if you liked comic 1266 (her guest strip).

Jeph already retweeted her announcement, so of course it's fine.
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On second thoughts, Potter has a shoulder span that puts Faye to shame. If Faye has the southern right hook, I'd hate to see what the lieutenant's specialty attack is...

Marty, you are toast. Close your eyes and think of Pintsize...
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Thinking of Pintsize during sex, or anything approaching sex, is a recipe for no funtimes.
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Also, I hope this isn't against forum regulation, but Angela Melick finally got here 2nd book out. So check it out if you liked comic 1266 (her guest strip).

I'd like to second that emotion... if you are of an engineering background you will definitely want to read her full archive from the beginning... you'll laugh and cry as you remember your years in college/at university... she nails the student's predicament and it's amazing to see her art develop as her career does. Definitely worth reading from the beginning.

Oh yeah, and buying both her books.

And Jephs' too.
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Lt. Potter's first name... is Faye.
Just as long as it isn't Harriet (or to her friends...  :-D).
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Ten points from Gryffindor, Akima!

Also I wouldn't call Hanners seeing Marten and Potter (you have now completely ruined her name for me by the way) and misreading the situation a "wacky misunderstanding" - it's more likely to be something that might trouble her that she might not speak to Marten about, on account of it being about him and Hanners being all about preserving the harmony, yo.

Hence awkward times.

Hell I want Hanners to appear just so it either puts it to bed and she's cool or it implies she's confused and at least that gives some indication of what's going on in her head. It's the tantalizing suggestions with no clarification that upset me.

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Jeph's hint*:  Don't overthink things.

* Derived from stuff he's said.
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I have to admit that Lt. Potter has better values than I do.  If someone had transferred several millions of dollars of stock into my account, I'd have gladly paid any tax and then had a huge party.

As to Jeph's convention schedule, I really wished that he (and Topatco) would have gone to GenCon.  That would be the only time when I would have a chance to see his greatness.   :cry:  Maybe next year?  Please?
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I thought the hugging misunderstanding arc was a precursor to the breakup, which was sparked by Dora looking at Marten's porn despite his objections.

Source: I archive-binged 1000-present yesterday.  :-D
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There certainly wasn't much time between them.
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OK, not much reason to think Marten would initiate anything casual, but has there ever been a time when he turned down an interested woman?
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Cosette? Yeah, I know that doesn't count.

Really, for the first 500 strips he was all about Faye, and from then onwards he was with Dora for the next 1300. Then Padma came along. Aside from that (and Cosette), we haven't really had the chance to observe his turning-down abilities too often. But from what we've seen, he is indeed none-too-adept on that front.

In this regard, I would say he's not as bad as Sven, but not as good as Angus.
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Although Sven's angst-train has resulted in him rejecting quite a few women.

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True, but that's after Faye broke him.
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Marten was oblivious to another library patron (not Cosette) hitting on him.
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