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What Now?

Sven
Wil and Jimbo form a Poetry Circle
Delilah arrives - Awkwardness ensues
Awkward Zone defeated - with fancy garb
Dale and Marigold
Momo buys Earplugs
Gary The Vermouth Pterodacty arrives
Something unexpected (or not)
Beer flavored Waffles (Spathe Ham optional)
Purple Monkey Dishwasher
Unpleasant Truths at the Horrible Revelation
Marten meets The Pugnatious Peach - Round 2
Angus makes an ass of himself with Faye

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Author Topic: WCDT: 2666-2670 (March 23-28, 2014) Weekly Comics Discussion Thread  (Read 17413 times)

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Another week, another Pole
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Gary the vermouth pterodactyl, Gary the world-ruling AI, or Gary the Gordon alter-ego?
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The first one.
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All power to the great AI Gary!
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How do we know they aren't all the same? We know AI consciousnesses can transfer bodies, so...
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So then the scientists studying the emergent AI Gary would get to know him better if they got smashed on vermouth?
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They should try!
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So then the scientists studying the emergent AI Gary would get to know him better if they got smashed on vermouth?
Why not? As long as they offer the emergent AI an alcoholic beverage, too?
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I get the feeling that Marten is going to do something he'll regret...
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I see great promise for the captions thread here.
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I think this is the most animated I've seen Marten so far. Jeph really did a great job with the energy there. (omg his face in the last panel)
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Panel 3 for next week's caption competition. Make it happen.
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This is a different drunk Marten than we've seen before.  He's generally been a quiet, mellow, friendly drunk, not the loud, angsty one we're seeing here.  It's also interesting that Angus apparently isn't drunk.  Does that mean he's drank less, or does he hold his liquor somewhat better than Marten does?
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Marten's real PROBLEM is emphasizing random WORDS.
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Angus invokes the strip 716 rule.
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How do we know they aren't all the same? We know AI consciousnesses can transfer bodies, so...

My first thought at reading this was a AI jumping back and forth between billions of bodies, controlling them all seamlessly, all with different personalities, and then i thought that must be one lonely as hell AI...

But on the comic i can see this week turning out really bad for Marten, lets just hope that he doesn't meet Faye while he's still drunk, otherwise he has a chance to be knocked out once again
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In his current mood Delilah might be worse.
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In terms of drunken talks, Marten's done worse. Hopefully he doesn't do something equally stupid.
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The reason why i said lets hope he doesn't meet Faye when still drunk and he's not yet sober so there is still a chance for him to top himself
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This is a different drunk Marten than we've seen before.  He's generally been a quiet, mellow, friendly drunk, not the loud, angsty one we're seeing here.  It's also interesting that Angus apparently isn't drunk.  Does that mean he's drank less, or does he hold his liquor somewhat better than Marten does?
Well, Angus has an audition in NYC tomorrow, so I guess he is trying not to drink too much. Besides, his goal was to get some advice from Marten, not to get drunk himself.

As for Marten, he has gone into self-pity mode. Being drunk has a tendency to reveal things hidden when sober. Marten is not happy with his life. He wants a more meaningful life, and he wants a girlfriend. The question is how. Will he be able to make changes by himself, or can his friends be of any help?

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Geez, Marten...
I think the only time we've really seen him unpleasantly drunk was after the breakup, as linked above. I really hope Steve and Angus will stop him if he gets the sudden urge to radically change his life while drunk - that can only end badly.
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Drunk people are, sadly, frequent assholes.
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Drunk people are, sadly, frequent assholes.
Drunk people are frequently sad assholes, too.
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"I love you, man"? Wonder if Steve's that drunk... if so, next comic may just be four panels of hugging and alternating declarations of love...
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"I love you, man"? Wonder if Steve's that drunk... if so, next comic may just be four panels of hugging and alternating declarations of love...
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Additional poll option: Unpleasant Truths at the Horrible Revelation
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Regarding one of the poll options: It occurs to me that Momo shouldn't actually need to buy earplugs. At a minimum, she should be able to mute her ear-microphones. A more sophisticated option would be to configure an intelligent filter in her auditory processor that selectively mutes any Dale-and-Marigold noises but that allows other sounds to pass through.
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What Now?


Sven ...... 19 (25%)
Wil and Jimbo form a Poetry Circle ...... 8 (10.5%)
Delilah arrives - Awkwardness ensues ...... 6 (7.9%)
Awkward Zone defeated - with fancy garb ...... 7 (9.2%)
Dale and Marigold ...... 7 (9.2%)
Momo buys Earplugs ...... 8 (10.5%)
Gary The Vermouth Pterodacty arrives ...... 7 (9.2%)
Something unexpected (or not) ...... 9 (11.8%)
Beer flavored Waffles (Spathe Ham optional) ...... 3 (3.9%)
Purple Monkey Dishwasher ...... 2 (2.6%)

Reset Poll since I added a couple of extra Options
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Comic #2666?   :evil:

This is starting to get awkward.  Better have those fancy awkwardness-defeating outfits ready.

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Jumping from Friday to Monday, all I could think was, "Well, that escalated quickly."

Marten, man, you need to learn to hold your liquor...
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Hey, how well would you hold your booze after a weekend of drinking?  :-P
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With how slowly time passes in QC I think a weekend of drinking would kill a rhino.
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Damn it, Faye, I know you're drunk but "cruel" is one syllable. According to "how many syllables" it's two, but who the fuck says "croo-el"? It rhymes with "rule"!
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What a smashed Marten
Trolling friends with drunk bro love
His morning will suck
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Even though there are options that will progress the story better, I can't help clicking on the ones that would cause a 60 car pileup on the interstate.  I'm sorry.
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Maybe Wil will be inspired to try some more lucrative kind of writing?
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Damn it, Jimbo!  You ruined our conspiracy.
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Whenever I feel the need to troll poets, I point out that the highest paid poet in history (by some measures at least, Jimbo points out who is probably the real winner if you can get Dr. Seuss' credentials past the Real Poetry Cabal) is Jewel because some NY publishing executive probably high on crack decided it would be a good idea to pay her a multi-million-dollar advance on her first book of poetry.
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So Jeph has fallen into the same trap as I.
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It seems that draft beer comes in tennis and skull brands.
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Damn it, Faye, I know you're drunk but "cruel" is one syllable. According to "how many syllables" it's two, but who the fuck says "croo-el"? It rhymes with "rule"!
I do. I pronounce "quiet" as two syllables as well. And yes, I am a native English speaker.
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Maybe Wil will be inspired to try some more lucrative kind of writing?
Well, Jimbo is a highly successful writer, but only because he writes utter trash. He might give Wil a few ideas on how to make a living from being an author, but somehow I feel Wil will not be able to write anything that people want to buy. Besides, Wil appears to be happy with his current job, and he probably has realized that being a poet is no way to make a living.

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"highly successful ... because he writes utter trash" ... we need Sven in this mix.  Would he hit it off with Jimbo right away, or would they be natural rivals?  Either could be nothing less than entertaining.

But Wil's artistic integrity will likely refuse the gimp suit, even with both those glorious role models pointing out its fruitfulness.
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I pronounce cruel and quiet as two syllables. I can imagine a one-syllable cruel, but how do you say quiet as one syllable?!
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Yeah I don't get that either. It's quiet, not quite.
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So Jeph has fallen into the same trap as I.

Yep. Damn you Randall Munroe! I'd never have known about that game if you hadn't brought it up!
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