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And our Moment Of The Week?

How did you and Pintsize end up as companions, anyway? You seem so... different.
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AnthroPC Companion Connectons: Your friend in Robotics"
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Wow, these are all really expensive.
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Let's see if you qualify for our "discount program." (Obtuse metaphor use!)
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THERE WAS NO SEX INVOLVED.
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Well it's my headcanon and you should respect that.
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Fill out this short questionnaire.
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You can figure out what kind of person I am just from this?
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We also monitor your body's autonomic responses... It's over 99% accurate.
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How do you monitor my aaaAAAAAAGH
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Gordon the ArachnoPC! "Don't be nervous! There are no wrong answers!"
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Okay Mr. Reed, your evaluation is in! (pause) THAT one?! Gordon, are you SURE about this?
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The biometrics look good to me! (please get off my head)
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I should probably go over our return procedure. And criminal liability agreement. And insurance policies.
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My head please get off it
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...Then they brought out Pintsize. I took him home, and the rest is history.
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But... but that is all wrong! You were frightened of Gordon! That would have completely thrown off your biometrics!
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You mean... You should not have been assigned Pintsize as your companion.
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Well, it worked out all right in the end, so YOU MEAN I COULDA BEEN WITH A HOT CHICK THIS WHOLE TIME?!
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...So it turns out I shouldn't have ended up with Pintsize after all.
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I'm happy with him. Even if he IS an ass sometimes.
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He does make me look like a better roommate by comparison.
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Pintsize snaps into a SlimJim!
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Still, I wonder what kinda robot you were supposed to end up with. I guess we'll never know.
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THE ROBOT WHALE! (CetaPC?)
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2333-2337 (3-7 December 2012) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 85392 times)

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Is that a tarantula?   
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The spider didn't faze me, what fazed me was that an AI handed him a paper questionnaire. Why?
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The spider didn't faze me, what fazed me was that an AI handed him a paper questionnaire. Why?

Why not?   This is QC, not Star Trek


That Spider reminds me of a Tachikoma
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"There are no wrong answers" needs to be a thing.

Hello, caption contest!

Are dating services in the QC universe equally thorough?
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...holy crap, Marten's actually gained weight.
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Why not?   This is QC, not Star Trek
I don't know, it just seems rather...wasteful.
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Why not?   This is QC, not Star Trek
I don't know, it just seems rather...wasteful.

Techniclly, we're supposed to be on our way to a paperless society, but look at the last US Election Cycle for why that's a pipe dream alone.....
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I was about to say that a paperless society is about as likely as a paperless toilet, but I just found out that the latter has been invented in Japan, so who knows.
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Why not?   This is QC, not Star Trek
I don't know, it just seems rather...wasteful.

Techniclly, we're supposed to be on our way to a paperless society,
LoL, not if the military is any indication...
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That Spider reminds me of a Tachikoma
YES! Thank you! That would've driven me crazy all day...

@Comic:
Herrlicher Blödsinn!  :-D

And I wonder if that spiderbot is inflatable. It certainly looks a bit like it.
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That Spider reminds me of a Tachikoma.
YES! Thank you! That would've driven me crazy all day...

Jumping spiders: pretty cute, unless they are the size of a small car, sentient, machine gun and mortar equipped, and prone to philosophizing.

Naw, even then they're pretty damn adorable.
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I would adore having a spider AI pat me reassuringly.  :-)
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Welcome, relatively new person!

I think the spider's tone of voice would make all the difference.
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 :-o ...well, I need to now go change trousers.
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Why not?   This is QC, not Star Trek
I don't know, it just seems rather...wasteful.

Techniclly, we're supposed to be on our way to a paperless society,
LoL, not if the military is any indication...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NoPaperFuture
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I've been playing too much Skyrim, my arachnophobia is in full bloom...
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Welcome, relatively new person!

I think the spider's tone of voice would make all the difference.

In  my head it sounded cooing and soothing.

Which doesn't change the fact that Marten has stepped into Bizzarro-World O.o
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Welcome, relatively new person!

I think the spider's tone of voice would make all the difference.

Awww, thanks!

That would also be my reaction to a cartoonish giant spider being reassuring to me.  A realistic giant spider, on the other hand...probably a muffled "thank you" from me curled in the fetal position on the far side of the room.
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There is no anarchophobia in the QC world, it seems.

About Skyrim, I have no anarchophobia, but huge insects on the screen, JUCK !!!!
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I would have said, station wagon.
Specifically, Volvo 245.
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At least the stress monitor spider didn't use its spinnerets to shoot out a stress monitor (or worse, an EEG web)...


Jumping spiders: pretty cute, unless they are the size of a small car, sentient, machine gun and mortar equipped, and prone to philosophizing.

Naw, even then they're pretty damn adorable.
Who doesn't love those Tachikoma? Even the Major had a bit of a soft spot for them...
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Is that a tarantula?   

Already been kinda mentioned, but that looks more like a jumping spider to me. And yeah, my initial reaction would been  :-o at the unexpectedness of seeing an ArachnoPC. Then once I recovered I'd be like "Cool!"

No doubt arachnophobic people would run screaming out of that office at that point.

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Pintsize's comment has me wondering: If an AnthroPC can "rewrite memories" like that, does that make them unreliable in criminal cases? Or are they easily hackable? What would stop someone from using one as a trojan horse into secret facilities or use in a crime?
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Is that a tarantula?   

Your concern seems quantifiable.
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Pintsize's comment has me wondering: If an AnthroPC can "rewrite memories" like that, does that make them unreliable in criminal cases? Or are they easily hackable? What would stop someone from using one as a trojan horse into secret facilities or use in a crime?
I don't think he meant it literally. It might've just been the robot version of "that's how I remember it" or "that's what I was told". It's "headcanon" which isn't exactly like "hardcoding". ... See what I did there?

If they COULD ... I guess using a non-sentient programmed robot as an accomplice would be much less complicated.
And easily hackable... isn't that what humans already are? :D

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Is that a tarantula?   

Your concern seems quantifiable.

I'll prepare the shipping crate.  *nod*
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Thanks, but no.  Much as live spiders don't phase me (thanks to marrying a pet shop owner), I think that any normally small critter now the size of a small dog and robotic that suddenly drops down from the ceiling and talks, might get a similar response to Marty's.

Or the generous application of a baseball bat.
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Pintsize's comment has me wondering: If an AnthroPC can "rewrite memories" like that, does that make them unreliable in criminal cases? Or are they easily hackable? What would stop someone from using one as a trojan horse into secret facilities or use in a crime?
I don't think he meant it literally. It might've just been the robot version of "that's how I remember it" or "that's what I was told". It's "headcanon" which isn't exactly like "hardcoding". ... See what I did there?

If they COULD ... I guess using a non-sentient programmed robot as an accomplice would be much less complicated.
And easily hackable... isn't that what humans already are? :D

(Oh wait... this is the QC forums, right? CUE THE HYPERBOLIC DISCUSSION ABOUT THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF ... of ... SELF-BRAINWASHING! Damn, that doesn't work.)
Headcanon pretty much means "That's what I choose to think what happened. (regardless if that's true or not)"
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Don't be nervous. There are no wrong answers.
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But you will get "retired" if your answer is unsatisfactory.
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I was about to say that a paperless society is about as likely as a paperless toilet, but I just found out that the latter has been invented in Japan, so who knows.
Invented? Paperless toilets have been in use for centuries...

Jeph, unlike Masamune Shirow with the tachikoma, gave his creation the correct number of legs for a spider. I wonder if the shock of being ambushed by a robo-spider is the real test, and the questionnaire is just a distraction.
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Jeph, unlike Masamune Shirow with the tachikoma, gave his creation the correct number of legs for a spider. I wonder if the shock of being ambushed by a robo-spider is the real test, and the questionnaire is just a distraction.

I had that thought... but what would that prove as far a social qualifications go? That you can cope with your assigned anthro-PC looking like a salticidae?
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I think its just a case where robots/droids/etc just wouldnt get the human reaction.

And yeah spiders are no insects, since insects have 6 legs and spiders have 8 ... but meh, I still call them "insects" all the time.
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I'm curious as to whether non-standard/animal-style chassis are available for companion AnthroPCs.  It doesn't seem to be that much of a stretch, considering that we've already seen a sentient toaster (not to mention that Winslow's chassis barely qualifies as humanoid either).
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I would be (and am) terrified of a corgi size robot spider, regardless of its colour scheme or comforting words.

Although I've always associated Portal turrets with spiders, or maybe some kind of crab, for no real reason and they're pretty fun.


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Wasn't that quote "I don't hate you."?

edit... if I had one of those turrets as a companion anthro-pc and it would speak to me in that voice I wouldn't need anything (or anyone) else in my life. °O
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if i were in Marten's position, i would likely be crying in the fetal position in the corner.
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Wasn't that quote "I don't hate you."?


Think both were said, between the two games.

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More about Claire and Clinton's background.    5 (7.8%)
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Wasn't Pintsize a little...different and his current demeanor due to a run-in with 4Chan? If I recall properly.
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Is that a tarantula?   

Your concern seems quantifiable.

I'll prepare the shipping crate.  *nod*

...What have I done?
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I worry about you.
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I worry about all of you ..... and centipedes ..... flying ... mobile phones ...... identity theft .... spending ... additives .... drinking ... getting older .... what they put in sausages .... public washrooms ..... our food supply ...... water ..... the pharmaceutical industry .... corporate run health care ..... the RIAA / MPIAA ..... the Mafia, oh wait, thats the RIAA .....  skin tags ... bed bugs ....... loosing hair ..... gaining hair ....... Tim Horton's being bought out and run by Wendy's US corporatists and now their doughnuts are factory made half-baked crap and their coffee is getting worse but still better than that flavored burned crap they pass off as coffee at Starbucks
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Here. have a worry hat

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Wasn't Pintsize a little...different and his current demeanor due to a run-in with 4Chan? If I recall properly.

Pintsize was wearing Faye's underwear on his head very early on, though that's not quite the same thing.
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At least it wasn't a library spider or a bibliodon
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Carl-E, does that mean someone is making Worry Hats?
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