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Get Me To The Church On Time...

...Marigold!
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...Claire!
- 38 (42.7%)
...Emily!
- 10 (11.2%)
...Tai?
- 2 (2.2%)
...PINTSIZE?!?!?
- 3 (3.4%)
...Harriet?!?!??!?!??!?!?
- 2 (2.2%)
...Someone Else?
- 8 (9%)
WAFFLES!
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2377-2381 (4-8 February, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 112000 times)

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We don't get that trim level, we just get boring trim level names. (And, everyone just buys Ford Fiestas instead, because they're the same car with a nicer interior and more fuel efficient engines.)
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Some comics ago I believe Marten made a comment about Claire's pink bag while walking to the library.

To the coffee-shop, before they ran into her brother again, methinks.
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Some comics ago I believe Marten made a comment about Claire's pink bag while walking to the library.

To the coffee-shop, before they ran into her brother again, methinks.

That's not the same bag. The one in the car is larger and a different colour.
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Keep your eyes on the road Claire! Lordy.
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Claire is very cute in this. Sometimes you just want an excuse to buy a fancy dress  :lol:

Normal girls almost always have a fancy dress on standby if something like this comes up. 

Marten and Clair aren't quite a "date" yet. Just friends. The interesting thing will be how that plays out. But Claire will fit right into his crazy family!
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I don't have any dresses suitable to wear for a wedding. I have a few things which just about suffice for a formal dinner, but not really, and then I have floor length gowns for white tie balls. I need to remedy this really.
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Normal girls almost always have a fancy dress on standby if something like this comes up. 

Even if this is true.....if you enjoy dresses, fancy events are always the best reason to go out and buy another one. I have at least 5 wedding appropriate dresses but still can't resist the urge to see if there is anything better out there  :-P



Also- every time I see Claire she gets more and more adorable. The kitty purse, the dress sprint....her car! Personally, I think it is REALLY cute. I would drive a car that looked like that in a heartbeat.
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Also, did Maurice change jobs?
If it is in Florida then Wetlands and golf courses pretty much go hand in hand, well the really nice ones anyways.
I don't play and the closest I ever did was slicing a ball into the St-Laurence as a kid. Got some good loft though *hee hee* :laugh:
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I believe Jeph relies on memory and maybe a quick poke at the archive for previously defined character details, rather than having anything along the lines of a card index with information on each character.  The size of QC now means that occasional failures of continuity are inevitable (and in Maurice's case, after all, even his name's got mixed up before - so I guess he's a very flexible chap!).
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Wetlands restoration may involve some golf course maintenance, as it would require someone to keep a protected species habitat from being used.
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 So Marten told Claire about Veronica's job. I think that the only people who know that are Faye and Dora.

 Also, it would be awkward if someone else in the wedding would be wearing the same fancy dress that Claire.
 
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Or Maurice changed jobs.
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So Marten told Claire about Veronica's job. I think that the only people who know that are Faye and Dora.

 Also, it would be awkward if someone else in the wedding would be wearing the same fancy dress that Claire.
 
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Others who for sure know:
Pintsize
Steve
Hannelore
Tai
Dora's Dad, Peter

Others who probably know:
Sven
Angus
Pennelope
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That car sure is green, and clashes pretty wildly with her hair.
Judging by the tailgate badge it's a Mazda, and I think a Mazda 2, probably the Neo:

It does come in a rather nasty shade of green, as you can see.
Nasty? What are you talking about? That's my favourite colour.
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Nasty? What are you talking about? That's my favourite colour.
The appeal of a color has little to do with whether it's a good house or car color.
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Since when does being a good house or car colour have to do with anything more than the personal preference of the owner?
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Hear, hear! 

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Keep your eyes on the road Claire! Lordy.
EXACTLY!

Next strip better not involve screeching tires.
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Next strip will involve burning tire marks on the street like in Back to the Future.  :psyduck:
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The great thing about this forum? Jeph could probably do anything he liked and we'd retcon it in for him.
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What impressed me with this page is how well Jeph did drawing the car.  That is one thing I have noticed that a lot of webcomic artists seem to have troubles with, and yet he did a good enough job that the make and model is identifiable, and the interior views also look good.
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Next strip will involve burning tire marks on the street like in Back to the Future.  :psyduck:

Great Scott!!!!

 :-D





More likely we'll find out the Mazda's a Transformer.



Hmmmmm.

I think Claire's gonna fit right in with Martens family.
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Maybe a bit high strung for that.
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Since when does being a good house or car colour have to do with anything more than the personal preference of the owner?
Psychology (yours and that of those around you), cost (initial, maintenance, repair), theft, heat, and a couple other factors not jumping to mind (they'd likely have more to do with houses anyway). Choosing a color only because it's your favorite is superficial.
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What impressed me with this page is how well Jeph did drawing the car.

He did complain before starting how hard he finds drawing cars, though.
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Some comics ago I believe Marten made a comment about Claire's pink bag while walking to the library.

To the coffee-shop, before they ran into her brother again, methinks.

That's not the same bag. The one in the car is larger and a different colour.

Crap you're right!  :oops:

Next strip will involve burning tire marks on the street like in Back to the Future.  :psyduck:

Great Scott!!!!

 :-D





More likely we'll find out the Mazda's a Transformer.



Hmmmmm.

I think Claire's gonna fit right in with Martens family.

As long as Michael Bay is not involved...
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he's a very flexible chap!
...in bed. :mrgreen:

Sorry, I had to.

Maybe he does golf and wetlands management? Or maybe he was just BS-ing Dora for the hell of it. :psyduck:
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How much does it cost up there? Serious question, because in a place where it seems to be non-chalantly legal, yet neither jacked up by cartels nor taxed by the government, I wonder about its monetary value.
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Maybe he does golf and wetlands management? Or maybe he was just BS-ing Dora for the hell of it. :psyduck:
Maybe he instructs people on managing the conversion of wetlands into golf courses, but that would be a rather dark turn.  :evil:
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The great thing about this forum? Jeph could probably do anything he liked and we'd retcon it in for him.

Better cease that line of thinking, think of the consequences.
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Comic is up!

Seems like Marten's mom is a major shipper...
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Cocaine and whiskey, a time-honored combination.
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haha omg. traumatising.

I hope this trip doesn't become an exercise in torturing Claire.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOOKS LIKE VERONICA IS A CAPTAIN ON THE CLARTEN/MAIRE SHIP!
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Sadly, I can relate to this comic.

And Veronica just echoed Jim's "perfect age to start breeding" line. :psyduck:

Note: Next time Claire gets nervous or embarrassed, check if she clutches at her hair like she is in panel 4. It'd be interesting, both for reference and for appreciating Jeph's hard work, to try and work out all the characters' particular mannerisms when they get nervous. So far, the only other one I can think of is Hanners clenching her hands in her lap (which I'm pretty sure I've also seen Dora do once or twice).
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOOKS LIKE VERONICA IS A CAPTAIN ON THE CLARTEN/MAIRE SHIP!
ALLLLLL ABOARRRRRD!!!  :-D
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOOKS LIKE VERONICA IS A CAPTAIN ON THE CLARTEN/MAIRE SHIP!
ALLLLLL ABOARRRRRD!!!  :-D
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WE ARE WORKING ON THAT TECHNOLOGY!



Does anyone else find it unethical to apply technology to procreation while there are still orphans in the world?
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haha omg. traumatising.

I hope this trip doesn't become an exercise in torturing Claire.

If it is, it could hardly have a more appropriate start.

I'll try not to universalise my own experience - many women of 20-something aren't interested in ever having kids (then) - and after all, I did cheat and had a son anyway, even though I could never give birth... but ouchies. Seriously ouchies. Some of us, be we trans, intersex, or just plain "barren women" have an instinct as strong as breathing to carry our children. Given the historical risks of pregnancy, everything from swollen ankles and morning sickness,  to the bone-breaking agony of childbirth, it has to be pretty strong in some.

This is currently not possible for trans women (except a very few who are intersex in a particular way - not me, worse luck).

Still... given QC is in a universe with true AIs and permanent space research facilties, things we're 50 years away from at least... maybe the biotech is, say, 30 years ahead, even 25. Half that of spacetech and computertech. It would be enough.
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Does anyone else find it unethical to apply technology to procreation while there are still orphans in the world?
Supply and demand, man. Some people want an infant of their very own, fresh from the surrogates/ their heavily-tinkered-with womb. I myself have a hard time suspending disbelief when people come to blows over lack of baby making ability in media (unless it's historical "gotta be my blood descendant" stuff).
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOOKS LIKE VERONICA IS A CAPTAIN ON THE CLARTEN/MAIRE SHIP!

I'll go with Maire, even if I don't ship 'em, since I can read it as the Norse word for "Maiden". :3

Does anyone else find it unethical to apply technology to procreation while there are still orphans in the world?

Nope. To spread your own genes is about as base of an urge as you'll get with living things. One can hardly claim it to be immoral to not instead raise the progeny of another and voluntarily end your line. That's mostly just a thing because we're such a nice social animal thinking about the group as a whole. :)
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Note: Next time Claire gets nervous or embarrassed, check if she clutches at her hair like she is in panel 4. It'd be interesting, both for reference and for appreciating Jeph's hard work, to try and work out all the characters' particular mannerisms when they get nervous. So far, the only other one I can think of is Hanners clenching her hands in her lap (which I'm pretty sure I've also seen Dora do once or twice).
Marten's hand on the back of his neck seems to happen heck of a lot.
I think Marigold bites her bottom lip (although that might always be Dale's fault).

Hmm, no others spring to mind instantly, but there are probably some.
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Ok, for real though, I'm excited for Claire, Marten, Ms Reed having good times at the bar, if true, and for everybody to assume that Marten and Claire are together.

Also, if they do hook up, oh holy cow, I'll split in twain from excitement, even if it's only one of them instigating in drunken behavior.

THERE'S NO WAY WE CAN LOSE!
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It's not just getting Marten laid: she is getting grandbaby urges.
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Good for Jeph for rewriting the comic when he didn't feel comfortable with it. Creator's got a right to change their story however they see fit, IMO.
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Creator's got a right to change their story however they see fit, IMO.
Of course!

So did anybody capture the original?  :evil:
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Nope. To spread your own genes is about as base of an urge as you'll get with living things.

This doesn't really have anything to do with ethics.
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