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Which QC character, besides Clinton or Claire, would you most like to have as a sibling?

Dora
- 4 (5.4%)
Sven
- 1 (1.4%)
Faye
- 4 (5.4%)
Tai
- 3 (4.1%)
Marigold
- 12 (16.2%)
Hanners
- 10 (13.5%)
Mieville
- 1 (1.4%)
Raven
- 3 (4.1%)
Veronica
- 1 (1.4%)
Jimbo
- 1 (1.4%)
Jim
- 0 (0%)
Padma
- 0 (0%)
Princess (Sven's cat)
- 1 (1.4%)
Pintsize
- 0 (0%)
Yelling Bird
- 1 (1.4%)
Shame Orb
- 1 (1.4%)
Harriet
- 3 (4.1%)
Turkeys (male)
- 1 (1.4%)
Turkeys (female)
- 0 (0%)
Other (specify)
- 2 (2.7%)
OK, Fine, Claire
- 3 (4.1%)
Oops, forgot Marten
- 5 (6.8%)
And Momo
- 11 (14.9%)
Let alone Emily!
- 6 (8.1%)

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Author Topic: WCDT: 2425-2429 (15-19 April, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 79379 times)

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Enjoy! I'm sure I missed your favorite cat-based literary allusion, please post it!
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Holy shit, great poll. Hopefully the rest of the week lives up to it :P
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Hubbardston? As in, Tai's place?
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Why are there two threads now?

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Because in jwhouk's absence, every is battling for the cowl. :emotrex:
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alright, I guess that got fixed.

Any news from almighty Jephzibah about his condition? Is he capable to write comics?

edit: I suppose he is:
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He better be careful, or he'll throw a disk out of alignment while jamming.
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Curse my tired eyes!

(I read that as he'll throw his dick out of alignment)

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No, that's bonercat's job.
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 Me too, but then he said:

 
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 So i won't get my hopes up too much.

 PS: Everyone, you can check already the new Qs&As.
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I’ve played since I was 15, so 17 years now (oh god I’m old).

I could feel a thousand voices cry out in terror half the members here flinch and then put on their "bitch please" expression.
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... while the other half kicked that flinching habit a decade or more ago?
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... while the other half kicked that flinching habit a decade or more ago?

 :laugh:

If it wasn't clear, I meant that according to our recent poll, roughly 57% (I rounded, okay) of the members are younger than Jeph, while the others are older.
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Comic's up! And it's a welcome sight, too!
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Try force-refreshing. Claire & Clinton in a park, remembering snuggles.
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This is probably myself reading too much into things again, but to me it looks like Claire isn't happy remembering the wedding.

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Claire seems embarrassed.
And... disappointed? that Marten doesn't remember. maybe?
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Claire seems embarrassed.
And... disappointed? that Marten doesn't remember. maybe?
Well, she does definitely look sad to me.
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She also seems to be missing the strand of hair that always frames her face.

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From his shaky beginning as 'that weird creepy guy with a robot hand', I am growing to like Clinton more and more.

I think Claire is not so much disappointed/embarassed, as confused about what happened, not sure what it means - maybe a bit regretful that she didn't say anything. Anyway, as I read the comic, I heard the forum breathe a sigh of relief. :-D
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Do all cyber-hands come with a murder-mode? Clinton doesn't seem the assassin type, so... it's a standard feature?
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I would like to believe that somewhere in the application process for cybernetic enhancements, is a check-box for whether the individual has a sister or daughter.  And that murder-mode is standard if they check yes.
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Hmm.

Claire's considering this a negative experience, clearly, but is it just negative due to being awkward, or negative due to her not actually being into Marten?

(Hoping it's the former. Expecting Jeph to troll us, and give us four more days of Pintsize and the guitar.)
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(Hoping it's the former. Expecting Jeph to troll us, and give us four more days of Pintsize and the guitar.)

Great, now all we're gonna get is hustler style pinups of Pintsize banging Martens new guitar. . . .
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I'd agree that Claire looks a bit embarrassed about things, but in exactly what way, is probably something we'll find out in the next few strips.  There's definitely room for some amusement over neither party admitting to the other that they know that Claire was snuggled up to Marten, and both talking to other people about it!  At some point presumably someone is going to let things slip such that a third party knows about both sides, and then has angst over whether to mention it to either or both of them.  There's room for many levels of meta-angst here!
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I take the view of "Whatever happens, happens."

Well, they've both spoken of the night to their selected confidants (Marten to Dora and Faye, and Claire to Clinton in today's comic), so I guess the ball is in Claire's court at this time... but then, I've never been in this sort of situational mess before, so I don't know.
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I don't know what's more disturbing. The fact that Clinton's hand has a murder mode, or that it slips into it so often, Clinton has developed a stock method to solve the problem.
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We're talking about robots in the QC universe. Are you actually surprised? :P

Edit: I should probably clarify before I get accused of speciesism... a lot (most?) of the robots portrayed in QC have been at the very least dangerously mischievous - Pintsize has been portrayed as normal for an AnthroPC. And, other AIs have been portrayed as willing to launch nuclear missiles if need be. Momo (and maybe Winslow) count as exceptions to that portrayal, and it seems like Jeph is backing away from that portrayal, but it does still exist.
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I wonder if Clinton's and Clinton's Hand's (forgot the name) compatibility check was done by Gordon as well... would explain a little of that.
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I don't know what's more disturbing. The fact that Clinton's hand has a murder mode, or that it slips into it so often, Clinton has developed a stock method to solve the problem.

Reminds me of the line in "Broken Arrow" – "I don't know what's scarier, losing nuclear weapons, or that it happens so often there's actually a term for it."
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Murders should be committed in the produce aisle, if the peaches are ripe.

Just don't call mom.
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Murders should be committed in the produce aisle, if the peaches are ripe.

Just don't call mom.

aaah. Obscure cultural references to the early strips of a ex-indie hipster cartoon full of obscure cultural references.

Have we gone full circle?

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This conversation seems to be becoming meta-Fayesical.
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Only if we then speak of SETI screensavers.
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aaah. Obscure cultural references to the early strips of a ex-indie hipster cartoon full of obscure cultural references.

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I was just gonna say, "Good callback."
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Well Claire doesn't know Marten knows and Marten doesn't know Claire remembers and since Marten got horrible advice from Dora, I'm not confident they'll ever talk about it  :-\
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Somehow I now have this comic in my mind. Claire and Marten both decide to screw all the advice and finally talk to each other about it in the same moment, dial each others numbers, and end up in the same hospital room.
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This seems a little off by Claire's standards, I kind of expected to make a smart-ass comment since that's what she did when Clinton's hand come up. Sisterly ribbing and such.
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Do all cyber-hands come with a murder-mode?

Which begs the question, who thought it would be a good idea to even add murder-mode to a cybernetic hand?

THAT'S JUST ASKING FOR TROUBLE, PEOPLE!
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This seems a little off by Claire's standards, I kind of expected to make a smart-ass comment since that's what she did when Clinton's hand come up. Sisterly ribbing and such.
They're alone here; she's actually looking for advice, or at least a sounding board, not making sure Clinton knows his place…
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Do all cyber-hands come with a murder-mode?

Which begs the question, who thought it would be a good idea to even add murder-mode to a cybernetic hand?

THAT'S JUST ASKING FOR TROUBLE, PEOPLE!
Well, in the hand's defense, it does have other modes:roll:
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