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Sam becomes VV's Padawan
- 8 (14.5%)
VV becomes SAMS Padawan
- 1 (1.8%)
Jim kisses VV again
- 7 (12.7%)
VV kisses Jim after tying him up
- 1 (1.8%)
Couch Makeout
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VV bribes Sam
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Marten gets 3 DADS!!!
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Faye takes a bath
- 6 (10.9%)
Eggs on Waffles with Spathe Ham and Coffee
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Purple Monkey Dishwasher
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2701-2705 (12 May- 16 May 2014) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 40303 times)

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ARSENAL!!!


(Fixed Title - Method)
« Last Edit: 11 May 2014, 19:27 by Method of Madness »
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Looking forward to its deployment up there.
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Hello folks, and what about the workers?
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Forming a union as we speak. Wait, what?
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Once again, Sam is reacting with a delighted "ewwwww!"
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She is good.
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aaaaaand Ice is successfully broken.
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GROSS !!! :-o SO THATS WHAT MARTENS MOM IS DOING !!!  :-o

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I suppose VV's been using that line to explain to kids for a long time. (Last panel)
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You know what VV thinks of vanilla jobs?:
(click to show/hide)
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I don't know, somehow this interaction strikes me as unrealistic and staged.
Friday's comic still fit, but today's... I don't know. Maybe it's just me, though.
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Yeah, just feels like the comics just there for the joke and I couldn't really hold suspension of disbelief for it.
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You know what VV thinks of vanilla jobs?:
(click to show/hide)

I laughed too hard.

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One could ask whether she should really tell a 12 year old what she actually does...
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One could ask whether she should really tell a 12 year old what she actually does...

Onc could, and the rest of us could go on about it.

Things to bear in mind however:

a.  Fictional dominatrix;
b.  Fictional child;
c.  Fictional situation;
d.  We're not the author.

Had the situation been real and involved me in some way, then my opinion on the right way to handle telling Sam what VV does for a living would have some bearing, but for now I want to see where this arc takes us - or Faye's bath - whichever comes first.
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...This is a comic discussion forum. For discussing the comic. I'm pretty aware that these people are, you know, drawings. Merely continuing said discussions in the vein to which this forum is accustomed.
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Missing poll option: "Another lie: I'm not here to visit my son, I'm shopping for dunge...er...apartments"

(Yes, I know she says she's getting out of the business)
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But she might maintain a 'Superexclusive' group.   :-D


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If Veronica and Jim get serious Sam would have to know sometime.
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Well, not necessarily if Veronica is planning on stopping. At least, not until Sam is old enough to actually be interested and ask of her own accord. I don't think it's harmful to tell her at this age, though. Knowing about sex isn't harmful; the attitude that children should not know about sex is pretty harmful.
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What I'm confused about is Sam's word choice. Unless she actually knows the context of said spankings (which I have my doubts...), I don't understand how the simple act on its own is "gross."

Unless words like "eww" and "gross" are slang for "cool" and "awesome" for her... which they very well might be.
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Gross probably means gross...but yeah, that's a positive thing to her.
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Unless words like "eww" and "gross" are slang for "cool" and "awesome" for her... which they very well might be.

I think it's deliberately chosen that way to show that Sam is reacting to VV as she reacted to Faye--that is, as almost a playmate rather than as a stepmom. VV would appear to have been successful at disarming the shyness... though, we'll see what happens in the next comic.
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I think everyone is a playmate to Sam.
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Except Jim. Which might be his problem.
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We know pretty much nothing about her mom, mind you.
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Nothin' gets past that Sam :mrgreen:
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And that's how Marten got a little sister.
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Wow! Kids grow fast!  Sam grew a few inches between panels 1 and 2!

I mean, look at it; in panel 1, the top of Sam's heard just about reaches Veronica's chin.

Panel 2, BAM, the top of Sam's head is as the level of Veronica's nose. :D

But then again, for all I know, someone will ask Sam tomorrow why she decided to get up on a box. :D

Humor disclaimer, love the comic. :D Now I just need 18 spare bucks to get book 4. :D
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Sam has excellent taste in career options. Woo, Biology!
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Biology just means she wants to study all the frogs. ALL THE FROGS.

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Gotta love Jim's face expressions in all the panels.
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Sam and Veronica together are seriously cracking me up.  I don't care if it's perfect realism or not, it's hilarious.

Gross probably means gross...but yeah, that's a positive thing to her.
I think you nailed it.  If Veronica had said, "I work in the sewers, with poop!" Sam probably would've had the exact same reaction.

What I'm confused about is Sam's word choice. Unless she actually knows the context of said spankings (which I have my doubts...), I don't understand how the simple act on its own is "gross."
She probably has a very, very vague awareness of the context.  Enough BDSM makes its way into mainstream media and marketing in the form of non-explicit hints that a 12-year-old might well have just enough awareness to say "gross!" without really understanding.
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Biology just means she wants to study all the frogs. ALL THE FROGS.

Yeah, it wouldn't be surprising if she eventually specialises in herpetology.
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Biology just means she wants to study all the frogs. ALL THE FROGS.

Not only frogs. http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2018
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Gotta love Jim's face expressions in all the panels.
In order:
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When Sam goes "gross", she reminds me of Calvin.

When she delights in biology, I think of Paige Fox, and how she enjoyed dissecting frogs.  ("Yesss.  The little kidneys ...")

And when amongst her father and prospective step family, it's (prospectively) like ... One Big Happy!
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Biology just means she wants to study all the frogs. ALL THE FROGS.

Yeah, it wouldn't be surprising if she eventually specialises in herpetology.

And that's a good thing.


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Well, not necessarily if Veronica is planning on stopping. At least, not until Sam is old enough to actually be interested and ask of her own accord. I don't think it's harmful to tell her at this age, though. Knowing about sex isn't harmful; the attitude that children should not know about sex is pretty harmful.

True. Sam is at least the right age for puberty, and will probably soon be curious in sex and/or sexuality. Learning about it in a healthy environment would help her make healthy and safe decisions when the time comes (Jim would probably hope that day does not arrive for another 10-50 years or so). In the case of Veronica's profession... well, that talk probably won't happen unless the Internet answers that question for her.

On comic: Sam looks kind of pleased about things after telling Marten that, I think
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And that's how Marten got a little sister.
Whenever Veronica and Jim want a little time by themselves, they will from now on ask Marten to be the babysitter. Sam wouldn't mind, as she will get to hang out with Faye in their apartment. Pintsize is about to be dissected soon.

Sam will tell Marten he is too wimpy, and try to toughen him up. He might be dragged along to the frog pond. We might also see more Sam/Momo/Hannelore interactions.

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I'm wondering how Sam will take having to dissect frogs eventually.

Edit: she'll probably just say "Gross!"
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I'm wondering how Sam will take having to dissect frogs eventually.
Just like I did, I expect; with disturbing glee.
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I'm wondering how Sam will take having to dissect frogs eventually.
Just like I did, I expect; with disturbing glee.
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I guess the disturbing glee of dissecting is the most discerning characteristic of a biologist. Disturbing, indeed. Sam will need to practice for her future career, so I guess a dissecting lab in the Faye/Marten apartment is coming up next. Hannelore will go catatonic when she comes to visit. The poor little frogsss...

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I guess the disturbing glee of dissecting is the most discerning characteristic of a biologist. Disturbing, indeed. Sam will need to practice for her future career, so I guess a dissecting lab in the Faye/Marten apartment is coming up next. Hannelore will go catatonic when she comes to visit. The poor little frogsss...
Hannelore will probably help collect and catalog the samples. The samplessssssssss ...
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I guess the disturbing glee of dissecting is the most discerning characteristic of a biologist. Disturbing, indeed. Sam will need to practice for her future career, so I guess a dissecting lab in the Faye/Marten apartment is coming up next. Hannelore will go catatonic when she comes to visit. The poor little frogsss...
Hannelore will probably help collect and catalog the samples. The samplessssssssss ...
The little kidneysss.

Yesss.
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That pause was so awkward that it made Veronica's hair go black for a second.
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Next question: How does Sam know that Veronica is Marten's mother?

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Unless Faye, Dora, or Jim beat her to it, V surely would.  I bet Marten has told her so much about Sam ...
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I think this is the first time that Marten and Jim have met "in-strip".
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