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Moment Of The Week Time!

I wish I could eat cupcakes.
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Being hated because of what you are is still painful.
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It gives ALL of us hope that one day we will be fully accepted.
- 0 (0%)
We're still working on racism, sexism, homophobia....
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We are aware that "one day" may in fact be "another rung up the evolutionary ladder."
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Who knows what humanity will be like in 50 years?
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That is the beauty of being post-Singularity. We do not know!
- 1 (2%)
I hope when they finally invent hoverboards I'm not too old and decrepit to enjoy them.
- 4 (8%)
Momo, you're with me today. Marten, I have a special tast for you. (Huh?)
- 0 (0%)
Fresh crop of interns (including REDHEAD GIRL!)
- 2 (4%)
Tai is HIGH AS HELL right now.
- 3 (6%)
"Permission to get high as hell and go watch Adventure Time with Ms. Hubbert?"
- 10 (20%)
I'm, uh, I'm Marten and I guess I'll be... showing you around today?
- 1 (2%)
This is the front desk... a library computer...
- 1 (2%)
This is a bookshelf! (Is this some kind of weird hazing ritual?) (Shhh!)
- 4 (8%)
Redhead: "Um, we KNOW what a BOOKSHELF is. We're all graduate students."
- 2 (4%)
OH, uh, well I - I'm not really a LIBRARIAN. I - WHAT?
- 1 (2%)
I'm not a librarian! I just work here!
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Okay, this is DEFINITELY some sort of hazing ritual, and I do NOT appreciate it.
- 1 (2%)
Am I the one being hazed?
- 10 (20%)

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Author Topic: WCDT: 2201-2205 (4-8 June 2012) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 73610 times)

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Sure, Marten is a bit worried about training three new interns.

But, deep down, dude's thinking, "Three more ladies to add to my harem."

I really don't want this webcomic to turn into some pseudo-harem comedy. 
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Dibs on the tall Asian girl with the almond-shaped eyes.  :-D
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First reaction on seeing the third panel: OH MY GOD IT'S HER!!!!!  :-D

Second reaction: Oh look, and there's Akima's avatar.
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Dibs on the tall Asian girl with the almond-shaped eyes.
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Sure, Marten is a bit worried about training three new interns.

But, deep down, dude's thinking, "Three more ladies to add to my harem."

I really don't want this webcomic to turn into some pseudo-harem comedy.

You wants and desires have so little to do with it though.

come to think of it, so so mine.
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That asian girl is TALL!  :-o I would look so silly next to her hahahhahahah (I'm 5'6'')

Also, weeee for mistery girl... But yeah, I never liked those "bunny teeth" on people. Big turn off.
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This is hardly a harem anime. If that were the case, Faye, Hannelore, and Marigold would have been all over Marten by now. But, it does seem like there are more female characters, and that they've gotten more colorful personality types.

Jeph FINALLY included an asian character -- was wondering when that would happen.

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Her name is Tai Hubbert.
Only took us more than 1500 strips to find out.
Worth it. ;D
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It took me reading through the whole comic first and then looking back again to realize who she was. I was so happy.

I will say her neutral expression seem a bit awkward and dorky, not in a necessarily bad way. Though her other expressions, as Jeph showed us,
http://jephjacques.com/post/20639465972/more-face-sketches-of-that-goddamn-girl-i-keep
look much more lively and Hannalorish rather than the more awkward Marigoldish we see now. Maybe that's just me and plus she was only there for three panels so I could be very wrong.
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This is hardly a harem anime.

Well, Marten isn't exactly a Bishiounen, the storyline doesn't lend enough to Shojo, Tai doesn't seem to break the Yuri trope that well, and how could you define AntroPC's and a fully functional Space station in a Slice of Life trope?
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Jeph FINALLY included an asian character -- was wondering when that would happen.

We alredy saw an asian character once... But yeah, only once. Let's see how long are we going to see these girls.

I'm getting the feeling males are a dying breed in QC world.
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I was pretty confused because there have been lots of Asian characters, but then I realised that you guys were talking about East Asia and when I hear the term Asian I think of South Asia.
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I'm getting the feeling males are a dying breed in QC world.

Well, I would certainly imagine they are rare in an all-girl college...
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Hah, shit I forgot about that part!  :-D


My point still stands though, considering Jeph's preference of drawing women.
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Jeph FINALLY included an asian character -- was wondering when that would happen.
I think the first East Asian character in QC was Chinese Delivery Man though he didn't get any lines...

And yes "Asian", unqualified, is very ambiguous. Padma would be Asian to someone from the UK. Probably Amir too.
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The Unscientific Poll We Haven't Done In A While - Your Favorite Character?

Marten    6 (7.5%)
Faye    13 (16.3%)
Dora    1 (1.3%)
Hannelore    29 (36.3%) <"Number One Answer.">
Pintsize    2 (2.5%)
Marigold    10 (12.5%)
Steve    0 (0%)
Sven    0 (0%)
Raven    6 (7.5%)
Angus    1 (1.3%)
Tai    1 (1.3%)
Penelope    0 (0%)
Momo    6 (7.5%)
Winslow    1 (1.3%)
Other (Specify)    4 (5%)

Total Members Voted: 80
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Padma and Amir are Asian, in that their ancestors were from the continent of Asia, as much as Chinese Delivery Man or the new character, surely? I realise that the countries people assume the term refers to vary depending on what their experiences have been (and historically the UK has had more South Asian immigration whilst the US and Australia have had more East Asian) but that doesn't actually change the fact that Asia is a continent.
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I'm gonna call it now - the one on the far right that isn't the tall Asian or the redhead? SHE'S the TG co-ed.
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While Hanners and Mom are my favorite female characters my favorite all around character is Sven. While he started off as just a womanizing jackass I feel he has evolved immensely within the comic and would love to see much more of him.

Also woooo mystery girl. I'm gonna make my assumption now and say her name starts with an L.... Maybe Lisa? Lindsey? Idk just assuming.
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In North American English Asian usually refers to someone from China, Japan, Korea, and immediate neighbours with similiar looking people like Vietnam, Thailand etc.  South Asian has become an increasingly common term in Canada to refer to people from India, Pakistan, and ttheir related neighbours.

Add me to the list of readers who figured Tai was in some way Asian.  She definitely falls into the "ambiguously brown" category.(I will not be cruel and link to TV Tropes.)  Giving her a last name doesn't clarify things.
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I've been puzzled for ages by what people mean when they say "co-ed". I knew they were talking about a student who attends college, and I knew that it was short for co-educational, but I never worked out what made someone a co-ed rather than a student. Just asked wikipedia and to be honest I'm still in the dark.
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It's not a person who's co-ed, it's an institution, owing to the fact of both sexes being educated together.  Historically, schools (at least, the bigger ones, and boarding schools) were single sex, and when I was at public school (private boarding school for the rest of you), the very few such that had both sexes were referred to simply as co-eds.  The same applies for colleges, I guess.

Edit: I now see the use of coed to mean (principally) a female student in US slang, which I've not come across before.  Presumably this is applied to women because most places would have been men-only before they went co-ed; it strikes me as a demeaning usage (with implications of the "token minority" figure).
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I voted for Margold. Her personality remind me of mine when I was younger. Plus I started reading the comic because I saw a link to a comic with her and Dale and was obligated to read the 1600 or so comic back log.
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It's the latter usage I'm querying, and yes, I also have got the impression that it is used to refer to women, which is rather ironic since I'm a woman and I decidedly do not attend a co-ed college. Am I a co-ed?
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Are you a token minority? <ducks>

Actually, are you at one of the still all-female colleges - Newnham, perhaps?
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You might be called a co-ed if you attended a U.S. university. But it's my impression the word may be on its way out. It's still handy, I suppose, for headline writers, a lot shorter than the words which define it.
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And what - specifically - defines a TG co-ed? °O
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For the non-narcotic-familiar of us out here, are there any drugs that would get you "high as hell" without being obvious to the people around you? I think we've seen a similar lack of effect before with Tai on LSD (the one where she sees dragons, finding it on my phone would take too long), but my inexperienced intuition says that there would be a pretty noticable effect for any strong narcotic, like with alcohol.

Also, Jeph tweeted that Marten has slept with 3 people since the strip started. I can only remember Dora and Padma. Who am I forgetting??
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You know, now that I think about it, why can't robots eat cupcakes?  I mean, surely a civilization that has achieved singularity must have also started developing biochemical reactors, which work best with carbohydrates, which is basically all there is to cupcakes.  Or maybe I missed something.

They could use symbiotic bacteria, or just dry out the food and incinerate it (have you seen the video of the thermal lance made of bacon?). An auxiliary power source like that could come in handy when traveling.

Methane-producing bacteria and a methane fuel cell might be the most compact design with the fewest tradeoffs.

Marijuana's effects are much less visible from the outside than alcohol's.
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Yes, Paul, I'm at Newnham, which is obviously and objectively the best college ;)

And now you can all come and visit me! Unless you are massively creepy stalkers, in which case the porters will catch you on the way in and feed you to the college bear.
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Also, Jeph tweeted that Marten has slept with 3 people since the strip started. I can only remember Dora and Padma. Who am I forgetting??

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Also, Jeph tweeted that Marten has slept with 3 people since the strip started. I can only remember Dora and Padma. Who am I forgetting??

Vicky, I suppose.  They were actually together only before the strip started; but she has appeared in the strip, and Marten told the story.

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For the non-narcotic-familiar of us out here, are there any drugs that would get you "high as hell" without being obvious to the people around you? I think we've seen a similar lack of effect before with Tai on LSD (the one where she sees dragons, finding it on my phone would take too long), but my inexperienced intuition says that there would be a pretty noticable effect for any strong narcotic, like with alcohol.

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She definitely falls into the "ambiguously brown" category.
Wait, she does?

Also, re: 3...it's possible the third person is someone he literally "slept next to".  I also suppose it's possible that Jeph miscounted.

Oh, and I've always found the term "co-ed" to refer to a female to be odd.
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The new characters are Miss Frizzle, Sakaki, and...  Are there any heavyset Indian ladies in the media?  I can't think of any, I feel like such a cad.
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Okay okay I meant EAST ASIAN. 

In North American English Asian usually refers to someone from China, Japan, Korea, and immediate neighbours with similiar looking people like Vietnam, Thailand etc.  South Asian has become an increasingly common term in Canada to refer to people from India, Pakistan, and ttheir related neighbours.

Add me to the list of readers who figured Tai was in some way Asian.  She definitely falls into the "ambiguously brown" category.(I will not be cruel and link to TV Tropes.)  Giving her a last name doesn't clarify things.


As a Korean-American from NYC, this is a pretty good summary...hadn't heard the South Asian bit, but it makes sense: better than calling a Pakistani "Indian", and sure beats calling an Indian person "Paki". Amir is Middle-Eastern; Padma is obviously Indian; and as for Tai, I always thought she was either a halfie or Filipino, a Pinoy; although, depending on where you're standing, that's the same thing anyway (ducks, j/k!!)

In one of the QC dumps, Jeph did detail how tall Marten is -- does anyone remember? B/c tall asian girl looks TALL.

Just realized that's one of the things I like about QC: race just doesn't matter. Not a peep about an Indian girlfriend or whatever.


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Oh, and I've always found the term "co-ed" to refer to a female to be odd.

Co-ed was still in use in the 1980's, but I think since the 90's that it has become rapidly antiquated. As in, "I called up a hot co-ed on my rotary phone to meet at the Automat."
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Edit: I now see the use of coed to mean (principally) a female student in US slang, which I've not come across before.  Presumably this is applied to women because most places would have been men-only before they went co-ed; it strikes me as a demeaning usage (with implications of the "token minority" figure).
It's the latter usage I'm querying, and yes, I also have got the impression that it is used to refer to women, which is rather ironic since I'm a woman and I decidedly do not attend a co-ed college. Am I a co-ed?
Odd, the usage in the US dates back to the 1950s at least. That's when a lot of the men's college became co-ed, women's colleges tended to go co-ed in the late 60s and 70s if the went co-ed at all. And somehow women attending a former all-male college became known as coeds. The usage then spread to women attending any co-ed college. I don't think you can be a co-ed at an all-female school though. Likewise, if the school was original all-female, I don't think the term co-ed referring to a student occurred at all.

Since the first women stepping onto a formerly all-make college were definitely in the minority, there wasn't anything "token" about it. I don't think co-eds found being called co-eds demeaning though. That attitude sounds like the reaction of someone from the 80s, not someone from the 50s.

And as someone else pointed out, the usage is becoming archaic since there is no longer a bunch of colleges "going co-ed" any more. The majority have changed and the idea of a co-ed college is no longer "new and exciting".
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As stoked as I am about the red-headed girl, I'm more stoked that Jeph actually added a chunky girl. There needs to be a couple more of those around (Faye and Mar-bear are more husky than anything).
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Asian girl is all sorts of cute.  Demand more of her constantly. 

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I find myself torn between the redgead and the Asian on whom to root for. Two likes of mine that can never meet. :(
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I first went to it when I was a child. I thought it did have something to do with robots, until I opened a door and saw a moving, living human hand. I had to assume it was attached to the rest of a human, and you can probably imagine my disappointment.
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And yes "Asian", unqualified, is very ambiguous. Padma would be Asian to someone from the UK. Probably Amir too.

I'd figure those two were Middle Eastern, which technically means their Asians if you want to get literal geography-wise.
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Why wouldn't you?  Doesn't it make the most sense to have Asian = from Asia?

Sure, it covers over half the world, but so what?  If you want to be more specific about where someone's from, there's nothing stopping you, but that doesn't make someone from Asia any less Asian.

(And that's not even getting into Europe/Asia vs. Eurasia)
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That was my point earlier. My usual assumption when I hear "Asian" is Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi because those are the main countries of origin for the first and second-generation immigrants in the area I grew up in, but Asia is a big place. This is kind of touching on some of the stuff that came up in the Discuss racism thread recently - why would we limit "Asian" to a certain collection of countries and not others?
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I have a Korean friend who constantly reminds me that Russians, Indians, Iranians and Saudis aren't Asians.  'Asian' to her is only people from east and south Asia.
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That was my point earlier. My usual assumption when I hear "Asian" is Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi because those are the main countries of origin for the first and second-generation immigrants in the area I grew up in, but Asia is a big place. This is kind of touching on some of the stuff that came up in the Discuss racism thread recently - why would we limit "Asian" to a certain collection of countries and not others?

You dare question the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? TV show over which countries are in Asia? They had their stuff verified!!
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