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This Week on QC .......

The Wrath of Dora
Sven goes on the lam
Marten and Emily - hillarity ensues
Faye Omega Beams MarBear
Tai bails Dora out of Jail
Hanners has to clean more messes
A week of Yelling Bird
Green Eggs and Spathe Ham
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2771-2775 (18-22 August 2014) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 19721 times)

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The book Claire should have pulled out.

1999......figure the info in that book is severely outdated now.....
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New from 9˘... I'm almost impressed.
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New from 9˘... I'm almost impressed.

The algorithms on Amazon are funny. Some books are pretty much sold for a pittance (1 cent + S&H), others are priced full baka (I remember a stack of this book was going for like a buck clearance each at Borders years ago and at one point was going for $300 a pop). I've heard some sellers us bots to one-up each other sometimes, with hilarious results.
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When algorithmic pricing goes very wrong....

http://www.wired.com/2011/04/amazon-flies-24-million/
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Jeph will now complete his 'colours trilogy', which will be Red (Wednesday), White (Thursday) and Blue (Friday). QC ends, and Jeph must leave, as his home planet needs him.
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Damn it, Claire, stop showing how awesome you are and making me wish I knew you in real life.

Seriously, though, stop making me love you.
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Well Marten, welcome to getting old.
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At this point Marten is probably thinking his morning should be de-Claired a failure
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Damn it, Claire, stop showing how awesome you are and making me wish I knew you in real life.

Seriously, though, stop making me love you.
You are only slightly creepy.

I think if I knew Claire IRL, I'd be very good friends with her and we would hold regular pun contests to the collective groaning of our friends. The winner would be determined by single punoff voting.
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Prediction (as horrifying as this would be):
Faye tries to ignore Sven, but her latent sexual attraction to him hounds her as he continues to pursue her. They never did truly clear the air, so after she blows up at him, Sven apologizes and begs her forgiveness. In a moment of weakness, she sleeps with him.
Cue a week of angst and therapy sessions before she confesses to Angus.
Not sure if Angus would forgive or not.
Anyone else?
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Well now that you've said it, you've jinxed the storyline so that it doesn't happen.
Usually helps if you remain vague with the details, take the shotgun approach.
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Well now that you've said it, you've jinxed the storyline so that it doesn't happen.
Usually helps if you remain vague with the details, take the shotgun approach.

Yeah but then no one knows your prediction brilliance....
It's cool if I've jinxed it, cause that would suck if it happened.
But I still think it might...
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Well now that you've said it, you've jinxed the storyline so that it doesn't happen.
Usually helps if you remain vague with the details, take the shotgun approach.
If someone on the forums suggests every possible storyline, does that mean QC ends?
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Well now that you've said it, you've jinxed the storyline so that it doesn't happen.
Usually helps if you remain vague with the details, take the shotgun approach.
If someone on the forums suggests every possible storyline, does that mean QC ends?
Not if someone suggests that it should end… but then  :psyduck:
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A paradox! 
A paradox,
a most ingenious paradox;
we've quips and quibbles heard in flocks,
but none to beat this paradox! 
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As Lazarus Long once said, a paradox can be paradoctored


Seems Claire's Fonda those sort of puns.
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yes, we should give the Claire her fondue
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Well now that you've said it, you've jinxed the storyline so that it doesn't happen.
Usually helps if you remain vague with the details, take the shotgun approach.
If someone on the forums suggests every possible storyline, does that mean QC ends?

No, it's merely replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
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It seems Dale has much to learn before he can outargue Faye.

The digiglasses are back.  I wonder if May can link into them in her current form.
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This one has the feel of the early days. 

Looks like Dale's already mastered inverse sass...
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It seems Dale has much to learn before he can outargue Faye.
Actually, I think he kinda did there at the end with the "Yes, Ma'am."

This one has the feel of the early days. 
Yeah, like the early days. Ah, sass commentary.

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Well done, Dale. You learn quickly.
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It is a well-known mathematical theorem that the integral of sass with respect to time, from t=0 to infinity is equal to Faye.
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Well done, Dale. You learn quickly.
Maybe he is above Faye. With all his simultaneous jobs I think all the time Faye was killing neurons with booze he was improving his comebacks with customers and co-workers.
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It seems Dale has much to learn before he can outargue Faye.
Actually, I think he kinda did there at the end with the "Yes, Ma'am."

Yeah I think he won... May have even been holding back.
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It seems Dale has much to learn before he can outargue Faye.
Actually, I think he kinda did there at the end with the "Yes, Ma'am."

He did with every panel.
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My prediction for the Sven arc:

Thursday's comic will be a nice one-off strip with Sam and a lizard.

Friday, we'll jump forward in time a week, with Claire and Sven walking into CoD together declaring that they are getting married or have just eloped.

The (minor) emotional fallout of this on Faye, Dora, and Marten will never be explored. Claire and Sven will be substantially written out of the strip to give more time to the rest of the cast.
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My prediction is that Sven dies in a freak sex accident. Not necessarily involving Faye.
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My prediction is that nobody's predictions will ever be accurate.  Including this one. 

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What is the Inverse Square Law of sass?
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Well now that you've said it, you've jinxed the storyline so that it doesn't happen.
Usually helps if you remain vague with the details, take the shotgun approach.
If someone on the forums suggests every possible storyline, does that mean QC ends?

No, it's merely replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

You mean it hasn't already?
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Considering that none of my previous predictions have been true, I think we are on to something. We can influence the storyline with negative predictions. We can predict things we do not want to happen, and Jeph wil change the storyline to something else. The problem is that "something else" tends to be even more outrageous.

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Jeph will do exactly what someone suggests once. Their new-found sense of power and clairvoyance will cause that person to try again. Then Jeph will do the complete opposite. Thus completing the troll master-class...

Now I've said that, it won't happen.

I guess the question is, is Dale using an absolute value of sass in the comic?
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What is the Inverse Square Law of sass?
Something that makes your brains leak out of your ears trying to figure it out.
Oh look, there goes mine!
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Jeph will do exactly what someone suggests once. Their new-found sense of power and clairvoyance will cause that person to try again. Then Jeph will do the complete opposite. Thus completing the troll master-class...

Now I've said that, it won't happen.

I guess the question is, is Dale using an absolute value of sass in the comic?

Jeph will somehow figure out how to do both at once, with this very post.
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I thought Jeph doing exactly what we suggested was how we got Steve eating cereal.
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Who suggested that? 
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Inverse Sass
R=1/s2

Sass Relativity
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Competing theories on the relationship between sass and respect.
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I would love nothing more than to Jeph to go straight down one of the paths we come up with only for it to turn out to have been a dream.
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The Crisis Wine (Merloooo ?) must have been bad, considering both Faye and Marten now have a headache. I would suggest a wine with less tannins next time. I thought the purpose of Crisis Wine was to get drunk, but obviously we need more wine (or stronger stuff) for that. Still, I am a bit disappointed with the forgotten Faye/Angus date, and that Angus did not come to pick up Faye while she was drunk. I suspect Jeph changed the storyline after we suggested that.

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Stop that! 


I mean it!!!


(...anybody want a peanut?)

Yes, ma'am.

New from 9˘... I'm almost impressed.

The algorithms on Amazon are funny. Some books are pretty much sold for a pittance (1 cent + S&H), others are priced full baka (I remember a stack of this book was going for like a buck clearance each at Borders years ago and at one point was going for $300 a pop). I've heard some sellers us bots to one-up each other sometimes, with hilarious results.

Those aren't algorithms, those are third party sellers making a cent or a few cents plus the minimum $3.99 shipping to ship something media mail for substantially less than that.
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Steve eating serial was a reaction to requests the Jeph take a break from the wedding and show us what some of the other characters were doing.
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New from 9˘... I'm almost impressed.

The algorithms on Amazon are funny. Some books are pretty much sold for a pittance (1 cent + S&H), others are priced full baka (I remember a stack of this book was going for like a buck clearance each at Borders years ago and at one point was going for $300 a pop). I've heard some sellers us bots to one-up each other sometimes, with hilarious results.

Those aren't algorithms, those are third party sellers making a cent or a few cents plus the minimum $3.99 shipping to ship something media mail for substantially less than that.
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When algorithmic pricing goes very wrong....

http://www.wired.com/2011/04/amazon-flies-24-million/
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...I kind of like the new speech bubble's absence of borders, almost like an iOS 7 kinda thing
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Hanners - trying to decide if she's going to throw up? Or trying to decide how horrified she's feeling? You decide.
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Eeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
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