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Sam becomes VV's Padawan
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VV becomes SAMS Padawan
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Jim kisses VV again
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VV kisses Jim after tying him up
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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
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Eggs on Waffles with Spathe Ham and Coffee
- 5 (9.1%)
Purple Monkey Dishwasher
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2701-2705 (12 May- 16 May 2014) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 40979 times)

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That pause was so awkward that it made Veronica's hair go black for a second.

Thinking about Jim just makes her feel 10 years younger.
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I think things are moving along quite nicely actually.


That is, for QCverse.
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Sam is one of my favorite characters. Every time she shows up I smile.

Mine too - but with Faye grooming her as an apprentice, I fear for the world. She'll be more dangerous than Pintsize.
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I think this is the first time that Marten and Jim have met "in-strip".
Is there any indication they've met off-camera?
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Ah, crap!  I wanted dibs on the front seat!  Outsmarted by a tween girl.
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 He shouldn't make light of the situation. He doesn't have a car and Claire can't drive him everywhere.
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They'd be step-siblings, not half-siblings!  Half-siblings requires a common biological parent.

All of QC is ruined forever now!  :facepalm:
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Easy explanation: Marten is wrong.
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They'd be step-siblings, not half-siblings!  Half-siblings requires a common biological parent.

All of QC is ruined forever now!  :facepalm:

Did it get changed in the comic? It says step-siblings now.
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I like how the date part is headlined "Coffee" but the sibling part is headlined "DOOM".
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I think this is the first time that Marten and Jim have met "in-strip".
Is there any indication they've met off-camera?

In 2480 Marten says that he "barely knows" him – which suggests they have met maybe once or twice (but off-camera)
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Marten was a regular of The Secret Bakery for a while. It's probably Jim does sometimes go in during the day.
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Easy explanation: Marten is wrong.

Crazy explanation: Marten is right.
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They'd be step-siblings, not half-siblings!  Half-siblings requires a common biological parent.

All of QC is ruined forever now!  :facepalm:

Did it get changed in the comic? It says step-siblings now.
Yes, seems like Jeph applied a quick fix. Probably after reading mustang6172's comment.

I think Sam and Marten will get along fine. Sam will be the boss. But Marten is used to being submissive, so that is OK.

Regarding Marten and Jim meeting previously: Jim works unrelenting shifts at ungodly hours, so I guess he mostly leaves the daytime work at the Secret Bakery to his employees. Still, he is probably present sometimes during the day.

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They'd be step-siblings, not half-siblings!  Half-siblings requires a common biological parent.

All of QC is ruined forever now!  :facepalm:
I do not know what you are talking about. You must misremember the strip. Just as some people misremember a certain scene with Han Solo.
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They'd be step-siblings, not half-siblings!  Half-siblings requires a common biological parent.

All of QC is ruined forever now!  :facepalm:
I do not know what you are talking about. You must misremember the strip. Just as some people misremember a certain scene with Han Solo.
...or how Bilbo found the ring.
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Either Sam is really tall for a 12-year-old, or Marten is really short. Or she's sitting on Faye's shoulders, and Faye's sitting on the floor. Maybe it's an intentional thing to fit Sam into the frame better, or something.
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Ah Sam, always with the important questions.

So, Marten doesn't look that perturbed about this idea...I guess he wants his tri-Dads?
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Fathers Day is going to run up a pretty expensive bill...

This arc is coming along pretty nicely. Should I brace for impact now?
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Either Sam is really tall for a 12-year-old, or Marten is really short. Or she's sitting on Faye's shoulders, and Faye's sitting on the floor. Maybe it's an intentional thing to fit Sam into the frame better, or something.
Puberty is marked by rapid growth. Also, is Sam still 12? How long has it been since her introduction/since her age was last stated explicitly?

In the last frame she looks marginally taller than in the second-to-last. It might not be intentional, but I imagine her standing on her toes to better drive the point home to her soon-to-be-stepbrother.
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Sam knows her priorities !  :-D
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Either Sam is really tall for a 12-year-old, or Marten is really short. Or she's sitting on Faye's shoulders, and Faye's sitting on the floor. Maybe it's an intentional thing to fit Sam into the frame better, or something.

I was actually full-grown before I hit twelve--I maxed out my height in fifth grade at age 11 and never grew any taller (wider, on the other hand...). Granted, I'm only 5'0"... but I do know I wasn't the tallest girl in my fifth grade class. I had friends who still managed to be at least a head taller than me. Between the earliest puberty age (9, usually) through the end of high school, it's pretty tough to establish a "normal" height for a kid because they all hit that/those major growth spurt(s) at different points and different intensities.

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Sam knows her priorities !  :-D

And it is one that most of us can releate to. 

I'm also certain that if Marten tries to muscle his way into the front seat that Sam'll be able to get him out.
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Meh.
How often are they going to go somewhere together in a car as a family, anyway?
Marten's supposed to be all grown up and living his own life now.
It's easy for him to play along with Sam and acquiesce to something that seems  important to her, but it isn't really going to be much of an issue.
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Taking things a tad seriously, aren't we?
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Front seat is serious business!
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Meh.
How often are they going to go somewhere together in a car as a family, anyway?
Marten's supposed to be all grown up and living his own life now.
It's easy for him to play along with Sam and acquiesce to something that seems  important to her, but it isn't really going to be much of an issue.

Hence Marten's amused look and clearly pretended disappointment.  8-)
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Gah Sam is so cute.
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I think I actually prefer sitting in the back, all other things being equal (as in, providing I like the person in the other front seat equally as well as the person in the other back seat). I am incredibly inelegant when I get out of a car, and at least in the back seat people figure it's because you have to get past the front seat. Having typed that, I just realised that in the USA most cars probably have at least four doors but my point still stands because many UK cars only have two.
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Being a particularly tall bastard, I pretty much have to have the front seat. Though with the amount of elder siblings I had, securing it was often a long and bloody struggle
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Shouldn't that be Cirque doo Soleil?
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There are several ways you could interpret "flip my shit". The first is the intended metaphorical way (boring!) The second is the way Marten interpreted it (literal flipping of shit). But, "flip" is also a slang term for quickly buying and selling an asset. Perhaps Tai has recently purchased some shit she now wants to sell. It's also possible she wants to perform a mathematical operation on her shit. Just make sure to watch out when Tai flops her shit.
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many UK cars only have two.
Is that so? That really sucks. (Edit: Fixed quote error)
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Interesting to see Claire not wearing a t shirt.

I wonder, has Tai been a bit worried about Dora still be interesting in Jim, or is there another reason why she's happy to hear the dating news?
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I wonder, has Tai been a bit worried about Dora still be interesting in Jim, or is there another reason why she's happy to hear the dating news?

Tai instigated this meeting.

And it's Cirque du Soleil.
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There are several ways you could interpret "flip my shit". The first is the intended metaphorical way (boring!) The second is the way Marten interpreted it (literal flipping of shit). But, "flip" is also a slang term for quickly buying and selling an asset. Perhaps Tai has recently purchased some shit she now wants to sell. It's also possible she wants to perform a mathematical operation on her shit. Just make sure to watch out when Tai flops her shit.

I am a master of science with math as my minor. I do not understand a word of that wikipedia article.
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He's saying "doo" as in "slang for 'shit'"
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I am a master of science with math as my minor. I do not understand a word of that wikipedia article.

It's algebraic geometry. Very tough stuff. (I did my PhD thesis in algebraic geometry, admittedly almost  thirty years ago, and I can almost understand it....)
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