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Where did Emily go?

To her house.
To her parents house.
To the internet!
To a game store.
To a Game Stop.
To a new character, because there aren't enough already.
To Capcom headquarters.
To Marten
To the batmobile.
To the barricades.
To the moon.

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Author Topic: WCDT: 2430-2434 (22-26 April, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 82402 times)

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 Damn it Primo, you just spoiled the next 40-50 strips!  :psyduck:
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So after all these posts we get a post about a spider. Maybe we didn't say "ant" enough.
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I'd say we're sufficiently agonized.
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Hanners is taking that WAY better then I would in her shoes. The sword would be out, Gordon would be a dead anthroPC spider hallucination.
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I'd say we're sufficiently agonized.


You... you just made read the last word as "antagonized".

STOP projecting your puns straight into my brain, dammit!
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My puns?!

Mine?!
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Hanners is taking that WAY better then I would in her shoes. The sword would be out, Gordon would be a dead anthroPC spider hallucination.
Hanners is comfortable with her hallucinations. She gives them names and knits them sweaters. She just doesn't like to talk to them in public. Peer pressure.

Seiza-butt Emily is very cute. It is nice to see that she's in touch with her traditions.
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I'm aware there's a theory that the entire world of Questionable Content is directed by a single omnipotent intelligence, but is assuming that and then assuming that omnipotence does not imply infallibility really constitute the simplest explanation?
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Emily's butt, Gordon, Hannelore, Joyce (of DoA) getting snarked at for not believing in evolution.

A good morning.

A very good morning.
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I can never keep track of QC-time, do Hannelore's shorts man that it's currently summer?  Or is it spring, and I'm just not used to people being able to wear shorts in spring because it snowed the other day?
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I can assure you that "being able to wear shorts in spring" despite that "it snowed the other day" was totally a thing this spring, at least in Germany.
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Are the Summer Interns still around?

Then it's still Summer.  8-)
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I can never keep track of QC-time, do Hannelore's shorts man that it's currently summer?  Or is it spring, and I'm just not used to people being able to wear shorts in spring because it snowed the other day?
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He's waving with one of his pedipalps.



:3



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Occam's Razor - the boss forgot.

How's this for the simplest explanation - there is more than one purple, panic-inducing, hallucination-like spider in the QC universe. And this one is named Gary.

I know, they all look the same to you, don't they? Speciesist.
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But we've got a Gary already, and he's "a nine-foot pterodactyl"...
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There is more than one Gary in the QC universe. Garyist.
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I think we can have more than one character with the same name.

I mean, there are 3 Bills in the room when me, my Dad and my eldest get together.

My questions are much more pragmatic -

a.  where's the money; and
b.  How is Gary going to carry the coffee?
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It will do you good. And take an ant acid.

I'll pay that. In antimony, of course.
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He's waving with one of his pedipalps.

b.  How is Gary going to carry the coffee?

From my reading of the Wikiedia entry, it looks like spider pedipalps don't really seem to allow for gripping, but possibly scorpion ones do, so assuming Gary/Gordon isn't purely based upon a spider's anatomy, his pedipalps may be more useful for such a purpose.
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Hanners is taking that WAY better then I would in her shoes. The sword would be out, Gordon would be a dead anthroPC spider hallucination.
Hanners is comfortable with her hallucinations. She gives them names and knits them sweaters. She just doesn't like to talk to them in public. Peer pressure.

I found Hanners' reaction entirely rational.

When I started perceiving my body changing sex, after living as a woman-pretending-to-be-a-man-because-I-looked-like-one for decades, my initial reaction was to seek a good psychiatrist, of course. It was obvious I'd cracked under the strain. No other explanation possible. Humans don't change sex like that - or so I thought.

It took me a long time, with many patient people explaining that they saw it too, before I accepted even the possibility that I wasn't hallucinating. It was only when my GP started sending me the completely crazy blood test results for hormone levels that I started accepting that my imagination just wasn't up to the job. Either I really was completely detached from reality, imagining everything I perceived, or the Universe was stranger than I imagined. When I found other cases, mostly FtoM but at least actual examples that proved that some humans did change sex naturally... I had to re-assess. The hypothesis that I was crackers still seemed the most likely, but was no longer the only alternative.

The point is, I know exactly what it's like seeing something you know (mistakenly) cannot be true. In my case, seeing, feeling, touching, smelling... and examining in detail, to try to see if it was my mind filling in a pattern, as we all do when something enters the "blind spot" in the eye.

You know you're hallucinating, so you try to do what a sane person would do. Nothing rash. Try to get help. My Panic reaction, emotions in deep-freeze.

I'd do exactly what Hanners did. It's only rational.
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a.  where's the money; and
b.  How is Gary going to carry the coffee?

a) he uses a credit card.  The rfi chip's built into one of his... paws?
b) on his back, in the flip-open cupholder, of course! 
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Of course he has a cupholder, Carl. That goes without saying.
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Hanners is taking that WAY better then I would in her shoes. The sword would be out, Gordon would be a dead anthroPC spider hallucination.

If Hanners attacked when she saw things I think the whole cast would be dead.
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What kind of sadist would design a friendly robot to look like a giant spider? :psyduck:

I'm actually not too bothered by spiders. It's butterflies that freak me out. They look all pretty from far away and then they get in your face and look like little monsters with wings. Ew ew ew. Ladybugs are also pretty gross -- they always fill up the window sill in summer and make gross crunching sounds when you try to clean out their corpses. Maybe I just don't like things that fly.
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What's wrong with spiders? Spiders are cool!

Wasps, on the other hand, were designed by Satan in one of his happy moods.

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@Tassaron - Agreed, ladybugs are the worst.

@Zebediah's picture - Go home, wasp, you are drunk.
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I'm not supposed to talk about it, people will think I'm crazy..

So hey, Hannelore, do you think there'll be a comic of you that I don't find relatable any time soon? Those are easier to find amusing. :laugh:

Ladybugs are also pretty gross
@Tassaron - Agreed, ladybugs are the worst.

What!? They are adorable and friendly!

Also what's wrong with monsters if they're nice to us? That seems a bit prejudiced. ;-)
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They are neither of those things.
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Ladybugs are something that very much interest children in these parts. Well, at least yours truly used to observe them with his little sister a few decades ago.  Placing/removing obstacles on/from their paths and such :roll:. There is a popular children's song about ladybugs. The only time I recall being somewhat grossed by ladybugs was that one summer, when they floated around Grandma's beach - thousands of them stuck together and formed patches on the surface (of the Baltic Sea). It's pretty rare that they would breed like that. More typically you only see one or two at a time.
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What's wrong with spiders? Spiders are cool!

Wasps, on the other hand, were designed by Satan in one of his happy moods.

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Here's a very good infographic about wasps.
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What kind of sadist would design a friendly robot to look like a giant spider? :psyduck:
Given that we're talking about a universe with fully sentient AI, it might actually have been AIs that wanted to look like giant spiders, but were friendly.
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For a giant sentient talking apparent spider, it doesn't seem to be aware that most people would find its existence dubious and/or terrifying. All he's doing for me though is reminding me (and making me sad) that Tachikoma don't exist.
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Ladybugs were more endearing when it was just the red ones around. Then the orange ones showed up in america. In the winter they go to the mountains and hibernate in the cracks. But there's no mountains in illinois, so they just use your house instead. When there's fifty of them on your screen door they're a lot less cute.
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Around here, whenever the weather gets hot, thousands of crickets try to get indoors where there's air conditioning. Most of them fail to get inside, and so you end up with thousands of dead crickets coating the ground right outside your door.
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Man if that thing came in to our shop........fire everywhere!
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Can we switch to spider puns now? I couldn't find that many on the web...
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I think it's both funny and scary that Hanners is so used to hallucinations that she has rules for how to deal with them...
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I wonder if she eight or drank something. Like a psychonut chai latte.
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Panels 3 and 4 already rank as two of my all-time favorites. Hannelore, just standing there, staring into the distance. That's what she does all day. She is completely in her own mind. Amazing.
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a.  where's the money; and
b.  How is Gary going to carry the coffee?
Clearly he uses NFC.  :-D

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He could probably wirelessly transfer money to the CoD account.


Ooooor... he could be shooting money like a web. The latter is now my headcanon.
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His moneycannon?
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Yes, but he only pays in pennies.

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Were this me tending bar when a hallucination the shape of a spider and the size of a microwave oven hopped up on the counter and ordered a latte, I'd be losing my job, right after explaining to the police why I put five .45ACP sized holes in the counter in a 1" grouping, weirding out the customers, and am still looking for the constituent parts of an arachnid the size of a kitchen appliance.
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Yes, but he only pays in pennies.

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Hannelore lives in a world filled with sentient robots. A hologram all but asked her to marry him once. And yet she still thinks an arachnoPC is a hallucination? A talking spider ordering coffee is just a normal day in the QCverse.

It's much like how, in our world, walking down the street while having a conversation with someone who isn't there is no longer a sign of schizophrenia. Now it's merely a sign that you have a cell phone.
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