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Author Topic: WCDT: 2421-2425 (8-12 April, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 49550 times)

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... man these are funny.
Can someone do something with "El Goonish Shive"?  :-D
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How about "El Boonish Lice" :D
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Re: Today's comic - Last time she was singing about the Patriots, but she isn't this time. I wonder why. Glad Jeph's making comics again, though.
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That trickster looks younger than before, but that's just a trick!

She's not even a fairy.  She's probably Coyote, masquerading as a fairy.

No wait, she's Nudge, in the guise of Coyote, masquerading as a fairy!

... actually, I think it is the less emphasized make-up that makes her look younger.

And that is probably just due to Jephzibah's developing art style ...

... he tricked me?!
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Emily is so easily entertained. It's cute. 

But Claire's gave in the last two panels, especially the last one, are just priceless.  :lol:
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Re: Today's comic - Last time she was singing about the Patriots, but she isn't this time. I wonder why. Glad Jeph's making comics again, though.

Obviously, Jeph is a Patriots spy, trying to throw us off his trail.  He's probably hidden his Superbowl ring as well.
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Fairies trick people, and Emily was tricked by someone ... Ergo ... um ... (Claire is giving Emily the stink-eye because Emily's syllogism falls apart on faulty premises. Because Emily.)

Welcome back, Jeph.

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Those must be some powerfull pain meds that Jeph is taking.  :laugh:
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My god! What happened to Emily's hand?! (3rd panel)
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Left hand clasped atop right hand, atop non-fairy's head, is how I read that.
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Comic titles aside, I'd say this competes with 1708 for most adorable QC strip.
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I don't think there is anything wrong with her hand
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I think Amitloaf just didn't realize there were two hands there (one atop the other). Easy mistake to make. Also, welcome to the forum, Amitloaf!
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I can't read today's comic without laughing...

Classic Emily :)
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Comic titles aside, I'd say this competes with 1708 for most adorable QC strip.

I'd say 1709 is cuter than that one. :-)

But today's is indeed fair competition.
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The fairy is pizza girl. It all makes sense now!
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Let her go Emily.

Your license has expired and she's over the size limit as well.
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Is there a catch limit, also?
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D'awww, Emily wished for world peace.

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HAH! She's so easily amused. I can't put my finger on it, but I'm pretty sure today's strip is another Azumanga Daioh reference.
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Emily sure is physical. How did that not get socially stamped out of her by now?
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I missed that the fairy was an agent of the Patriots the first time through.
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Westrim - why would it? And Mars - la-li-lu-le-lo.
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"Who are the patriots?" - "The la li lu le lo?"

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Emily sure is physical. How did that not get socially stamped out of her by now?
Probably 'cause she's as tall as a tree and people are too intimidated to tell her no.
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Probably 'cause she's as tall as a tree and people are too intimidated to tell her no.

She sure can be. :meh:

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I think this is my new favorite strip.  Am I weird if I say that Emily has ruined me for all other women?

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I think Amitloaf just didn't realize there were two hands there (one atop the other). Easy mistake to make. Also, welcome to the forum, Amitloaf!

I think Amitloaf has hand and arm confused. Because Emily's left arm is translucent. It's in front of the wing.

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I think Amitloaf just didn't realize there were two hands there (one atop the other). Easy mistake to make. Also, welcome to the forum, Amitloaf!

I think Amitloaf has hand and arm confused. Because Emily's left arm is translucent. It's in front of the wing.

She's secretly Susan Storm? Hmmm. Faye could be the Human Torch, Marten could be Mister Fantastic (he's kind of stretchy) and Pintsize would just have to be The Thing. In the interest of observing shipping restrictions, ignore the familial relationships.

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I think Amitloaf just didn't realize there were two hands there (one atop the other). Easy mistake to make. Also, welcome to the forum, Amitloaf!

I think Amitloaf has hand and arm confused. Because Emily's left arm is translucent. It's in front of the wing.

No it's not. Her arm has to go behind the wing if its going to come up at that angle without bending it back out of the way.
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It's the fairy wings that are translucent. Though probably not actual gossamer. ;)
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Sorry, I meant to say "there is one arm which is not colorfilled. The arm I mean is the one that is drawn to be in front of the wing. But you can see through it."
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Isn't the fairy essentially invoking the Liar's Paradox?

Fairy: "Fairies don't grant wishes, they play tricks on people."
Emily: "Tricks? What kind of tricks?"
Fairy: "Well for instance, I'm not really a fairy".

... or is it closer to being an example of Epimenides paradox?  I'm not good at dealing with the logical exactitudes of whether it's still amusing if she's playing a trick on someone, but just because she can, not since she's really a fairy. :?

Anyway, we know real fairies are vindictive little bastards, not the fluffy things that this portrayal suggests. :-D
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They weren't called the Fair Folk because they actually were.
(See here also PTerry's various observations on the subject in Lords and Ladies.)
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Fairy Girl is now a recurring character.

She is also the little sister of Pizza Girl. (This is my head canon and you should respect that.)
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Only in fanfic.

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Sorry, I meant to say "there is one arm which is not colorfilled. The arm I mean is the one that is drawn to be in front of the wing. But you can see through it."

Nevermind  :psyduck: After having it explained to me by my artistically not-disabled girlfriend, I got it now.
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They weren't called the Fair Folk because they actually were.
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Wasn't that elves?
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Isn't the fairy essentially invoking the Liar's Paradox?

Fairy: "Fairies don't grant wishes, they play tricks on people."
Emily: "Tricks? What kind of tricks?"
Fairy: "Well for instance, I'm not really a fairy".

... or is it closer to being an example of Epimenides paradox?  I'm not good at dealing with the logical exactitudes of whether it's still amusing if she's playing a trick on someone, but just because she can, not since she's really a fairy. :?

It's only the Liar's Paradox because of a logical fallacy. I forget the name of the fallacy, but bascially it's assuming that P=>Q is equivalent to Q=>P, which it isn't. "All fairies are tricksters, therefore all tricksters are fairies." Only if you make that mistake can you then reason "I'm not a fairy, but I tricked you into thinking I was, therefore I'm a fairy."
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Fairy Girl is now a recurring character.

She is also the little sister of Pizza Girl. (This is my head canon and you should respect that.)

I can definitely get onboard with this  :laugh:
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Isn't the fairy essentially invoking the Liar's Paradox?

Fairy: "Fairies don't grant wishes, they play tricks on people."
Emily: "Tricks? What kind of tricks?"
Fairy: "Well for instance, I'm not really a fairy".

... or is it closer to being an example of Epimenides paradox?  I'm not good at dealing with the logical exactitudes of whether it's still amusing if she's playing a trick on someone, but just because she can, not since she's really a fairy. :?

It's only the Liar's Paradox because of a logical fallacy. I forget the name of the fallacy, but bascially it's assuming that P=>Q is equivalent to Q=>P, which it isn't. "All fairies are tricksters, therefore all tricksters are fairies." Only if you make that mistake can you then reason "I'm not a fairy, but I tricked you into thinking I was, therefore I'm a fairy."
Unless of course she is a fairy and tricked Emily into thinking she wasn't!
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After a while there was the muffled sound of someone shuffling across the floor within, and then the door opened a crack. A suspicious eye was visible in the gloom.
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"Are you grandmother?" Granny Weatherwax demanded.
"Are you the taxgatherers, dear?"
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The grandmother watched them with interest. After a lifetime of believing in them she was seeing fairies for the first time, and it was an experience. Granny Weatherwax caught her perplexed expression.
"Put it like this, ma'am," she said, in a despotically reasonable tone of voice, "how would you like to be eaten alive by a wolf?"
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Seems like the Midsummer Night's Dream kind of faries, not the Peter Pan type. I should also put forward my great appreciation of both Claire and Emily.

Is anyone else getting #2422 as 2421 also? The yelling bird bull-semen sandwich strip seems to have disappeared.
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Comic strip of the year.
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