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And the Moment of the Week would be....

Holy ####nipples that's cold!
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Watch out for dragonfly larvae!
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Gonna get my SWIM on
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Twenty bucks and I'll let you grab his butt. (I DON'T WANNA GRAB HIS lemme go get my wallet)
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Muskrat muskrat muskrat muskrat (Muskrat muskrat muskrat muskrat) (Muskrat muskrat)
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BLOOSH! Momo RISES!
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Gabby wanted me to tell you the hotdogs are ready.
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There are RAFTS under the DECK
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Sorry we're late. We woulda got here like 3 hours ago but we took a wrong turn.
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This is 24 NORTH Pine Island Road. You're lookin' for SOUTH Pine Island Road.
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...said the overweight, elderly nudist.
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And it took you 3 hours to find the right street? (Emily blushes while Tai and Dora roll their eyes)
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Theeth cookieth are AMATHING. Theriouthly, I'll thell 'em at my thop. (Oh, you!)
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Card Playing Tai: You sure you don't wanna come with us? (No, no, you young folks have your fun.)
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You're lucky. This thing seizes up completely if it gets any water in it. (Recommended synthetic covering...)
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How'd you lose your hand, anyway? (No, no, I don't mind talking about it.)
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It all started back when I was thirteen years old(He jacked off so much his hand withered into a claw...)
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That doesn't make sense. Wouldn't that make your hand stronger?
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At the very worst, it might lead to some sort of repetitive stress injury.
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Necrosis seems highly- IT WAS A FIREWORKS ACCIDENT
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2301-2305 (22-26 October 2012) Weekly Comics Discussion Thread  (Read 84420 times)

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Not wings. Pool noodle.

Never heard of it before.  Anyway it's still a flotation aid which was what I was pointing out, and my comment stands.

No it doesn't; in America, people of all ages use pool noodles for fun.
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Love Hanner's "Lady" hat in the first panel. Even if this arc isn't specifically about her we still got several firsts regarding her, first the swimsuit and now the hat.

Is "fucknipples" even a viable expression? It sounds very Faye-ish, but on the practical side of things, how does one exactly accomplish that?

Also, did we ever get a confirmation about Steve's life as a secret agent? I know he said he did it and there was that one Russian woman (I believe) but there hasn't been anything since and it still sounds as outlandish as ever. Maybe he was making it up and the Russian woman was just crazy (in love, with him)?

So far, the first day of the party is going well, though, nothing has changed and the current status quo hasn't been affected. Will this really be a happy arc of fun and games?
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Ever heard of shitting dicknipples?
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And on the subject of Steve, isn't he missing one or two scars from his year of living the life of a mercenary/spy?

Scars can heal pretty fast, and it's definitely been quite a while since then.

Ever heard of shitting dicknipples?

No, but now that fetish exists.
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Not wings. Pool noodle.

Never heard of it before.  Anyway it's still a flotation aid which was what I was pointing out, and my comment stands.

And it stands just fine, with nothing to fear from me. Marten's got a pool noodle, is all I'm sayin.' Water wings, if I remember correctly, are the little inflatable things that my niece puts around my great-nieces' upper arms when they move into the pool for the summer. Only she calls them "swimmies" and "floaties" or whatever word pops into her head at the moment. I don't dispute the point; my days of being paid to correct other people's use of English are over.
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Not wings. Pool noodle.

Never heard of it before.  Anyway it's still a flotation aid which was what I was pointing out, and my comment stands.

No it doesn't; in America, people of all ages use pool noodles for fun.

Noodles? Don't talk soft. When I were a lad we 'ad to make our own fun! Best we could 'ope for was a slap round the arse from dad's belt before he chucked us in the pool! Well, I say pool, it were really more of a puddle...
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Yeesh, my sympathies on the threats. I like the anime but I find it weird that people would like it enough to give serious threats.

The funny thing is that many of them are "anti-anime," and when you point out their like of anime like CB or Ghost in the Shell or FLCL, they go crazy bonkers.

Not to say the Adult Swim program block handlers as a whole are messed up as well. Their network decay since 2007 is one reason why I don't watch them anymore. And their handling of some shows (And anime in particular). 
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Not wings. Pool noodle.

Never heard of it before.  Anyway it's still a flotation aid which was what I was pointing out, and my comment stands.

No it doesn't; in America, people of all ages use pool noodles for fun.

This statement is true. Weaving pool noodles into a raft is not only difficult but quite fun.
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Ever heard of shitting dicknipples?
Thanks for reminding me of some awful shock pictures.
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Ever heard of shitting dicknipples?
Thanks for reminding me of some awful shock pictures.

Is there a non-awful shock picture?
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And the next surprise will be?

The Orange spray doesn't come off.     3 (7.3%)
The bathing suit DOES look better on her.     8 (19.5%)
Tai and Dora never show up at the party.     2 (4.9%)
No one hits on Marten.     2 (4.9%)
We don't get an explanation for why Emily had the mask and hatchet on.     4 (9.8%)
Marigold gives up on the video games and goes swimming.     8 (19.5%)
Momo acutally LIKES swimming.     4 (9.8%)
A week of Yelling Bird comics while Jeph is in nicotine withdrawl.     1 (2.4%)
A surprise guest shows up (Take your pick of who that'd be)     4 (9.8%)
Something else entirely.     1 (2.4%)
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I'm comin' up so you better get this party started...     2 (4.9%)

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And her attitude towards Steve around other women was also somewhat different...

I noticed that, too. Quick threat assessment, I suppose. Cosette doesn't feel threatened by Claire, and even stands to profit from her.
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Is it just me or doesn't...

Cosette in panel 2 of 2301:


Bear a striking resemblance to Kimiko Ross's twitter avatar:
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/dies Claire's freckles are so adorable in that last panel x3
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Is it just me or doesn't...

Cosette in panel 2 of 2301:
Bear a striking resemblance to Kimiko Ross's twitter avatar:

I suppose; it's a similar angle, but all the details and colours are wrong.  And anyway, Cosette still has all her own limbs (more by luck than judgement, of course).
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Is there a non-awful shock picture?

Different interpretation of "shock" but "When you see it..." type images.

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Is it just me or doesn't...

Cosette in panel 2 of 2301:
Bear a striking resemblance to Kimiko Ross's twitter avatar:

I suppose; it's a similar angle, but all the details and colours are wrong.  And anyway, Cosette still has all her own limbs (more by luck than judgement, of course).

Do we actually know that?
It's been established that robot limbs come with skin-like coverings bey default so there's no way to tell really.
Other than whatever test it was Hanners did to find out of marten and marigold were secret robots or not.

… actually, did anyone actually wonder why she only invited those two to space? Maybe there's more prosthetics around than we realise?
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Perhaps we don't know; but she did have a limb in plaster after a fall, and I guess that if she had any prosthetic limbs this would have come up.   But I think that although there is frequent discussion of robotics in QC, there's no reason to think that it is going to become a strip populated largely by robots and augmented humans (let alone that is already such in secret).  [ref: Occam's razor]
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For some reason I at first interpreted "Watch out for dragonfly larvae!" and "You get used to it" as being related.

Lots of single women around, but they were all already in Marten's social circle, and pursuing the interns would be unethical. Of course Jeph has no problem with introducing additional characters.
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Would it be unethical, though? He was showing them around, but I don't know if he has any actual authority over them.
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Tai essentially gave that authority to him.
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I guess this lets us know that she does have an attraction in men even if she thinks her brother is an idiot.

The things implied by this statement are rather worrying. :psyduck:

Well, that wasn't my intent but at this point in the story where relationships are starting to happen at random, Claire being a lesbian wouldn't surprise me in the grand scheme of things. Of course, my main focus of the story as of lately is Marten's chance at having a decent relationship with someone who doesn't have as many issues as Dora/Faye. Is that wrong?  :cry:
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Is there a non-awful shock picture?

Different interpretation of "shock" but "When you see it..." type images.

I went onto the internet, and found this......
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I don't think that Marten is interested in any of the interns regardless.
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You know, no matter how long it's been, it still takes me a while to recognize Cosette with dark hair.

To be fair, last time we saw her* it was a different colour. And her attitude towards Steve around other women was also somewhat different...

*I think

She dyed it to kill the 'crypto-flaxen conspiracy' just after being hired in to CoD.
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6. The current attendance-count for lake party go'ers is:

Boys...

 1- Angus
 2- Clinton (single, probable)
 3- Marten (single, confirmed)
 4- Steve

Girls...

 1- Claire (single, probable)
 2- Cosette
 3- Dora
 4- Emily (single, assumed)
 5- Faye

 6- Gabrielle (single, assumed)
 7- Marigold (single, confirmed)
 8- Momo (single, robot)
 9- Tai
10- "Tannelore" 8-) (single, confirmed, fabulous hat)


7. Unless something changes, or Jeph simply writes it regardless of any development, I do not see Marten getting romantically involved with his library charges.  Less because of age or likability, but personalites & type(s).

8. [Tai]: ...you (Marten) need the extra responsibility. (#2214)  I got your (archival) back jwhouk.  [Plus trying out reversing my usual colorations, since the forum now auto-colors web-links orange(-ish)].
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TY pendrake.
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I wouldn't call Marigold definitively single, since we have no indication one way or the other that she isn't trying a long-distance thing with her space-scientist.
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You know, she really DOES look like Kimiko in the third panel...
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That's the fun thing about redheads and others of pale complexion - when they blush, everyone can tell.
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I wouldn't call Marigold definitively single, since we have no indication one way or the other that she isn't trying a long-distance thing with her space-scientist.

It's still safe to assume not though as there has been zero mention of it and in QC time a couple of weeks or so should have passed by now.
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Of course, my main focus of the story as of lately is Marten's chance at having a decent relationship with someone who doesn't have as many issues as Dora/Faye. Is that wrong?  :cry:

Not at all! But it would have to be funny, and that's harder to do with good relationships. Also there would have to be a character who doesn't have as many issues as Dora/Faye.
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Ha! Guess she'll be paying Cosette a lot of money this weekend. I guess this lets us know that she does have an attraction in men even if she thinks her brother is an idiot. Also, what are the chances that something romantically happens for our hero Marten? I couldn't care less about Tai/Dora at this point but Steve did bring up a good point last week about being surrounded by all of these women and not dating one of them. Go Marten go!
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Muskrat muskrat muskrat muskrat...

Y'know, when you write that word out multiple times you realize just how weird a word it is.
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Jeph just tweeted that he's drawing the weirdest, dumbest QC ever. Now I want to stay up late to see it.

That's a relief. I was worried that I was missing something for a moment there.

Now I can just blink with amusement at its randomness.
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I wouldn't call Marigold definitively single, since we have no indication one way or the other that she isn't trying a long-distance thing with her space-scientist.

It's still safe to assume not though as there has been zero mention of it and in QC time a couple of weeks or so should have passed by now.

Or it's simply not the focus, and it's quite possible that Marigold is one who is discreet about such things. It's not like every aspect of every character's life is documented by the comic.
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Where did Emily pop out from? I first thought Steve was standing on Emily who was diving there.
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Was? Zum? Teufel?

Okay, that was indeed weird. I'm going to be tempted to go "muskrat muskrat..." the whole day. Let's just hope it does not happen in front of my students, or they will definitely think I'm mad(der?).
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Muskrat is part of the snapping turtle diet, right?

... wait, that doesn't explain anything.  :-\
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I literally cannot stop laughing. I'm afraid I might die, or possibly even muskrat muskrat muskrat muskrat
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And thus it was discovered that Emily had secretly been the queen of the muskrats all along.
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What is this muskrat stroke? It's not breaststroke or freestyle, so... doggy-paddle?  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Well, it's better than sitting in a floatie like Marten, I suppose.
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I'm surprised at Faye having her glasses on in the water, even though we know how blind she is without them (makes it easier for us to recognise her, though).

Marten's hair is the only one that does at least look a bit wet; maybe he's got the floats because he's so bony he actually sank without them!
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Looks like Emily's brand of crazy is humorously infectious.

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So..... not understanding the muskrat thing. Any help?
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