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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #50 on: 03 Jan 2013, 01:51 »

OK, some fun predictions from me about more or less the whole gang.
  • Marten will find someone to smooch. I hate to see the poor boy suffer. But he will mope, probably both before and after smooching. And I think it will be a new girl rather than anyone in the comic already.
  • Sven will get over Faye and start dating again, which might get serious if he find someone (blonde) with bigger than Faye
  • Hanners will bring in more odd cadgets like the invisible flying machine she arrived at the party in.
  • Faye and Angus get serious and get a new apartment together, forcing Marigold to move in with Marten
  • Pintsize will become more involved in the main story again. I miss him.
  • Dora and Tai will continue to smooch. A lot.
  • The interns will disappear from the main storyline unless they gets involved romantically with someone, though I find that unlikely. They will continue to be minor characters though, esp Claire and Emily might be thrown in now and then for good measure.
  • The Skullmaster (Sam) will create hitherto unimaginable trouble, or at least trouble noone but Pintsize has managed before.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #51 on: 03 Jan 2013, 12:14 »

That's like suggesting that Shinji will attain true happiness in Evangelion.

Marten has been growing more of a spine and being a trainer has forced him to be decisive.  I think his moping days are numbered.

OK, some fun predictions from me about more or less the whole gang.
  • Sven will get over Faye and start dating again, which might get serious if he find someone (blonde) with bigger than Faye

I suspect that Faye's influence would linger with him and his taste in women would change.

However, it may get more involved.  One possible scenario:

Sven shows and an interest in Marigold (who responds).  Momo gets jealous and, when word gets to Marten, he seeks Dora's counsel.  Dora's anxieties about relationships deepen (after all her brother's ease with the opposite sex is part of the reason she is so fearful about relationships) and that causes a rift between her and Tai.  Tai holds Marten responsible for the direction of her relationship.

The above scenario is just one possible scenario.  However, I do think that Sven is going to change direction romantically.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #52 on: 03 Jan 2013, 12:41 »

Sven has certainly been set up as being ready to change.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #53 on: 03 Jan 2013, 14:42 »

He's decided to become a priest.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #54 on: 03 Jan 2013, 17:56 »

> Angus and Faye breakup.
Those two ? Why ?!?

I've solved it!

The last couple strips have shown Faye getting excited about the prospect of motherhood.  What if Angus doesn't want kids?

Dun dun dun.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #55 on: 04 Jan 2013, 07:45 »

He's decided to become a priest.

He's got a ready-to-go congregation of willing female followers...
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #56 on: 04 Jan 2013, 10:22 »

Ooh, ohh predictions!

Marten - He will play his first gig and it will... not entirely suck! It will however give him much more confidence and a kick up the behind to make stuff happen, well at least a second booking. I'm purposely not predicting romance stuff even though I have a bajillion ideas.

Faye - She and Angus will keep going strong, maybe he'll meet Sam and they'll get on too. They'll do something committment-y, maybe meet Faye's sister or someone in Angus's family. I want to see her do more sculpting and maybe meet some new arty people.

Hanners - Drumming on stage! Overcoming freakouts... maybe after a few attempts and some sort of anti-sweat shield.

Marigold - Hello Dale :) Marigold ticks off a few more firsts after her space-makeouts! I'm very, very excited to see Marigold's first proper date! I imagine Hanners, Dora and Faye will be consulting (maybe Marten too)

Angus - Maybe we'll learn a bit more about his background as he gets closer to Faye.

Dora - Tai time but I reckon we might see her trying to boost business at CoD... maybe by showcasing some local up and coming artists...

Tai - Ooh, new tattoo!

Penelope and Wil - He proposes, she says no. Hmm, might be a little too melodramatic but think of the adjectives he'd use!

Sven - I miss Sven, I demand more Sven! I don't care how as long as he doesn't mess around with Faye and Angus.

Jim - I love Jim. I kinda wish he and Dora had better timing because I was feeling that more than Dora and Tai. I predict (hope) that we'll see more of Jim and his stubble. Oh and Sam, I love Sam and Faye, they are becoming my favourite pages.

I know I'm leaving Claire, Emily, Gaby, Raven and others out but predicting stuff is hungry work. Ah, I missed Steve and Cossette too. So hungry...

Damnit one more... Emily and Raven become BFFs.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #57 on: 04 Jan 2013, 11:53 »

Madam of honour?
Not "Mistress of Honor"? Too obvious?

How about a new character is added who has worse OCD than Hanners, who of course takes him or her under her figurative wing, compare notes on how to wash stuff, etc.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #58 on: 04 Jan 2013, 17:12 »

Jeph will introduce new characters.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #59 on: 04 Jan 2013, 19:34 »

Fayes Sister will become a regular character.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #60 on: 04 Jan 2013, 21:15 »

Ceramic lug wrenches will become popular.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #61 on: 05 Jan 2013, 01:39 »

I dunno, lug wrenches seem perfect for a small-scale Trazul test.
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« Reply #62 on: 05 Jan 2013, 03:13 »

A cat GIF will be a candidate in the next US election. It will not finish last in the polls.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #63 on: 05 Jan 2013, 08:49 »

Didn't that already happen in the Republican primary last year? 
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #64 on: 05 Jan 2013, 11:05 »

Ceramic lug wrenches will become popular.

Production of Thermite will suddenly increase for no appreciable reason.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #65 on: 05 Jan 2013, 11:12 »

Marigold and Hanners will star in the next TV adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes franchise.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #66 on: 05 Jan 2013, 11:24 »

The series will be set in a possible future where humans have colonised mars; Holmes' and Watson's housekeeper will be a Station-class AI and the homoerotic subtext will be dialled up to eleven. Especially when they accidentally time travel to Victorian London and meet their counterparts, a lady's maid and her humanoid lizard Lady. 
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« Reply #67 on: 05 Jan 2013, 15:51 »

It will be assumed "Moriarty" is an older AI inhabiting an early 8600-model chassis. However, he will be seen taking orders from a shadowy figure with black-and-pink hair.
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« Reply #68 on: 05 Jan 2013, 17:33 »

Reminds me that my parent's black lab was named Sherlock (he was a particularly clever fellow). 


So when they adopted two identical mischievous kittens, they named them Morrie and Artie.   They delighted in tormenting Sherlock...
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« Reply #69 on: 05 Jan 2013, 19:33 »

I like the way your parents think.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #70 on: 06 Jan 2013, 11:32 »

It's a blessing curse living. 
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #71 on: 07 Jan 2013, 04:40 »

Maybe Dale will make a move on Marigold and she'll be all like, "I've got a boyfriend (or at least made out with a boy) IN SPAAAACE."

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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #72 on: 07 Jan 2013, 07:54 »

It will be assumed "Moriarty" is an older AI inhabiting an early 8600-model chassis. However, he will be seen taking orders from a shadowy figure with black-and-pink hair.

M-31 since the cake mix incident.
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« Reply #73 on: 07 Jan 2013, 11:40 »

It will be assumed "Moriarty" is an older AI inhabiting an early 8600-model chassis. However, he will be seen taking orders from a shadowy figure with black-and-pink hair.

M-31 since the cake mix incident.

Master of disguise, he is.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #74 on: 10 Jan 2013, 12:36 »

Not so much a prediction but a question:

Will Sven's intern still be around?
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #75 on: 10 Jan 2013, 15:09 »

It will be assumed "Moriarty" is an older AI inhabiting an early 8600-model chassis. However, he will be seen taking orders from a shadowy figure with black-and-pink hair.

Ah, Jim!
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« Reply #76 on: 10 Jan 2013, 15:43 »

...Jim?

I think he's talking about a certain Blodwyn The Chessmaster.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #77 on: 10 Jan 2013, 22:50 »

Not so much a prediction but a question:

Will Sven's intern still be around?

She seems to have vanished utterly but had some unused potential.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #78 on: 11 Jan 2013, 05:01 »

...Jim?

I think he's talking about a certain Blodwyn The Chessmaster.

I forgot there was a Jim in QC ( :-o). I meant Count James *noise* Moriarty from the Goon Show.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #79 on: 11 Jan 2013, 05:15 »

Some of us knew that, of course.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #80 on: 11 Jan 2013, 08:25 »

2013 Prediction?

Marten will question himself over something stupid in a way that just gets on everybody else's nerves.

2013 wishes are more varied. I'd take a Claire/Marten hookup, though. That'd be fun.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #81 on: 11 Jan 2013, 11:57 »

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One of the least obvious but most important of the rules is the anti-shipping one.
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In any event, it would be unethical for Marten to do that.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #82 on: 11 Jan 2013, 13:59 »

Obviously. But most of my wishes have already been granted, I had to come up with SOMETHING. *shrug*
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #83 on: 11 Jan 2013, 18:34 »

I predict we'll see more backstory for Claire.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #84 on: 11 Jan 2013, 20:12 »

Hmmm... I actually predict the opposite - I think we may see more forward-story for her.  Perhaps navigating the beginning of a relationship, with all the usual angst mixed with the delicate dance of revelation...  I think that's right up Jeph's alley - misunderstandings, long heartfelt talks, wacky hijinx...
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« Reply #85 on: 11 Jan 2013, 23:45 »

As in, "Oh god, we've adopted another one"?
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« Reply #86 on: 22 Jan 2013, 21:46 »

Scientific Wild-Ass Guesses (partially lifted from an earlier post)

  • Marten will get more serious with Claire {less awkward if she's post-op rather than pre-op, "am I like my dad?"}.  If she is pre-op, this may spur her to "go to Denmark".
  • Sven, having been burned in his one attempt to be serious and monogamous, will revert to his previous self.  And hate himself for it.  He'll pine until someone else Faye-like comes along.
  • In order to be with Hanners, Station will sell his stock to buy his own replacement for station ops, have himself downloaded into a humanform (male) AntroPC, and proceed to woo her.
  • Faye and Angus get serious and get a new apartment together, allowing Claire] to move in with Marten (see above).  A broken condom will result in Faye getting pregnant having a brief scare.
  • Dora and Tai will continue to smooch. A lot. 
  • Marigold will have a reunion with her Spathe Tholdier (who will bring her a case of Spathe Ham), but their date will be ruined due to Dale's meddling. 
  • The 3rd intern will disappear from the main storyline unless she is given a sufficiently strange quirk, to match Emily and Claire.  Or unless she hooks up with Angus.
  • The Skullmaster (Sam) will create hitherto unimaginable trouble, or at least trouble noone but Pintsize has managed before.  Her dad will blame Faye.
  • Pizza Girl will be revealed to be an emancipated AntroPC (she wears the costume to pass as human)


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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #87 on: 22 Jan 2013, 21:51 »

I predict Faye and Angus break up...his fault.
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« Reply #88 on: 22 Jan 2013, 21:54 »

(moderator)The no-shipping rule is more important than you think(/moderator).
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #89 on: 22 Jan 2013, 21:58 »

Oof....fair enough.

A further prediction:

MORE JIMBO. As in, a several-strip-length presence.

That is all.
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« Reply #90 on: 22 Jan 2013, 22:11 »

How long has it been, anyway? He's overdue for an appearance. I wonder what genre he's working in now.
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« Reply #91 on: 22 Jan 2013, 22:14 »

Didn't he pretty much cover them all with his last novella?  Steampunk, aliens, furries, nobility, mystery and romance...

Did I miss anything? 
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« Reply #92 on: 22 Jan 2013, 22:15 »

Something kinky. In space...and/or the bottom of the sea.

Wait for it...

Space mermaids!!!
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« Reply #93 on: 22 Jan 2013, 22:59 »

(moderator)The no-shipping rule is more important than you think(/moderator).
Is this being directed at me to any degree?  I haven't spent a lot of time active in this forum; I apologize if I'm off the marked path, but I'll need something more than a vague ominous warning if I'm transgressing.   EDIT:  just read new public-warning policy.  So that's all you can give?  Counterproductive in some cases.  If I have transgressed, I invite a mod to PM me.  I gather that shipping got outrageous enough to become a real problem, but only through inference (and the existence of the rules about it).

I *was* trying to be very careful about it.  I'm not saying, for example, that Station would *succeed* at wooing Hanners, only that he'd make the attempt, even at the staggering cost to himself.  He's been cavalier about his not-inconsiderable wealth before.

Hmm.   Maybe the bit about Claire was a bridge too far?  Rethinking.  She's interested in boys, but Marten isn't her "type", so that may not work after all.  But Marten seemed a bit offput that he didn't qualify for consideration, that's why I'd thought maybe he's interested in her.   And I do predict that Marten will get into a relationship, I was just trying to offer an alternative to the original poster whose format I swiped.  Who received no such warning.  The idea being, you know, make my post less plageristic? (I did leave one item unaltered...)

Everything else is an existing, canonical relationship (or non-relationship)

None of us are Jeph, anything we "predict" here is sheer speculation.  And I thought that the speculations I've offered here were well within the bounds of what we'd seen, in canon.  Am I wrong?

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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #94 on: 22 Jan 2013, 23:35 »

The public warning mechanism was enabled when the forum got extremely busy and somewhat heated for a while; it was used once, and hasn't been needed since.

Jeph's last known view on pregnancy is that he will not consider such an arc (think how people reacted to the miscarriage arc in C-A-D).

Shipping is a slippery slope; we prefer to prevent the loss of control that becomes inevitable after a while; this thread, though historical now, still contains the best account of why we feel this way.
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« Reply #95 on: 23 Jan 2013, 01:21 »

Aha.   I have read C-A-D, so I know of what you speak. 

Part of what made the C-A-D situation so gratuitous was the fact that it was so out-of-line with the strip's usual tropes -- heretofore, man-child Ethan could do crazy-stupid things and not be maimed or killed (nor bankrupted by the medical bills).  It's more of a pure gaming strip now than it was even then, but there was a sort of "Law & Order" filter; personal lives & issues never intruded on The Story, and now they had.  There was a sense, an expectation, that things would -- should -- work out.  Maybe many had hopes it would spur him to some personal growth, or just plain grow up. I'm sure there were feelings that the miscarriage was just a cheap "get out of jail free" card.  Many artists besides Jeph consider it a lesson learned.

Faye's musings on the matter of having children (courtesy of Sam) does seem to invite speculation on this front.  Unless her old problems flare back up, and I don't think they will.  She appears to be most of the way to true stability., and in a relationship that seems pretty solid.  IF it happened, I'm sure she and Angus would marry, the whole nine yards, and prepare themselves accordingly and responsibly.  Either that, end it quickly, while its still little more than a mass of barely-differentiated cells.  Either option of course is still controversial for widely different reasons.  It's a hard decision that many have to make Real Life.  As I'm writing this now, yeah, I can't imagine Jeph deliberately courting controversy when so much of it already finds him.  As I wrote my original post, my thoughts were more along the lines of "These Things Happen, Sometimes"

On the one hand, I don't want to belabor the issue; on the other, the point has been broached.  And if I'm reading the "conduct" thread right, explaining one's thought processes is safer than just leaving it hang out there.

Even "just" a false-positive scare would be IMO moderately tough  for Faye to deal with, but she's the only one who even remotely could; I wouldn't wish it on any of the other female QC characters.

So, yeah, probably Not A Good Idea.  At this point, I'm  leaving it in my earlier post only to supply context for what followed.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #96 on: 23 Jan 2013, 05:55 »

I don't think there's anything wrong with speculating on whether Faye might accidentally get pregnant - as you say, it wouldn't necessarily have to lead to a pregnancy arc (she might be wrong about it, or less probably since it wolud be controversial she might decide not to carry on with the pregnancy) but I think it's unlikely. Your mention of Claire and Marten made me uncomfortable but that may be mostly due to the fact that you referred to Claire's genitalia. Aside from the fact that I don't think Jeph would ever allow that to be relevant in the comic because of the wrath it would incur however he dealt with the issue (he is fairly obviously trying to be very respectful in relation to Claire, and also it hasn't come up again since she first talked about it), it's just not speculation you'd have about any other character and it's kind of a crude thing to talk about.

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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #97 on: 23 Jan 2013, 06:39 »

Jeph's last known view on pregnancy is that he will not consider such an arc (think how people reacted to the miscarriage arc in C-A-D).

Wow...that takes me back. I thought I was the only one freaking out when that happened.



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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #98 on: 23 Jan 2013, 06:52 »

And eventually it will be so cold that mass will not have energy, and thus will not have volume, and everything will become one.
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Re: 2013 Predictions
« Reply #99 on: 23 Jan 2013, 11:51 »

Jeph did say once that none of the characters were remotely close to mature enough for a marriage, but that was quite a while back, I believe even before the Faye/Angus relationship.

Do problems like Faye's ever go away, or do they just become manageable background with occasional disabling flareups?

Maybe Hannelore could become a crazy aunt to Sam. She could add a lot to Sam's science classes.

(Oh, something I learned in the discussion right after Claire told Marten: pre-op vs. post-op is not a neutral question about life milestones, it's widely considered offensive).
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