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Author Topic: WCDT: 2796-2800 (22-26 September 2014) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 144499 times)

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Edit: Hey, my avatars doing it too.
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it's happening
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I think we should all brace for impact. Especially considering that tomorrow's comic is 2800.
Just from experience, Jeph does like have the major stories around the X00th comics, if not starting there at least the crux of the story happens at that point; such as the Talk at 500, the Break-Up at 1800, Padma leaving at 2100, the beginning of May's redemption at 2500 (and in turn, the beginning of Dale & Marigold growing up and talking like relatively normal people).
There are quite a few character storylines beginning on the X00th comics and I suspect this will be no different.
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Holy cow. I know at least three dozen people who've been anticipating this moment ever since Claire came out. I can't say I don't understand why. I'm honestly not sure what to expect, though.
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Sorry, TED, but the breakup was 1799.
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Sorry, TED, but the breakup was 1799.

"have the major stories around the X00th comics, if not starting there at least the crux of the story happens at that point"
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Faye figures Marten is making a move on Claire. Claire may be thinking the same thing. I do know that head-scratching is something that definitely works on my wife, so it's not too farfetched an assumption. Marten probably isn't intending for this to be a move, so lots of potential for misunderstanding here.

Claire's expression reminds me of another Claire blush.
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Just watch.  Pintsize is about to appear and send things in a horrifying direction.
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And Faye is thinking 'Whelp, my job here is done. Time to retreat to my bedroom and listen at the door'.

also... SQUEEEE!
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Marten probably isn't intending for this to be a move, so lots of potential for misunderstanding here.
I don't think he intends it as a MOVE as in "get Claire to make out with me right now"--if he were making that kind of a move, he'd probably be doing something waaaay clumsier right now!

But for a guy who isn't really that much of a touchy-feely, flirty sort in general, the scritching does seem like a pretty likely sign of attraction.  There are guys who'd do that to random female friends without being into them that way, but would Marten?

The fact that one of them is sober and one of them is waaay drunk may lead to some awkwardness.  Absolute worst case scenario is that something is said or done that Marty can't remember in the morning, but I don't think Jeph would be that cruel...  But plenty of room for lower-level confusion and misunderstanding there.
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Well just plain old Faye getting ideas stuck in Claire's head and Marten being loosened up and relaxed by a bit of drink, enough to do something silly like scritch a friend's head can lead to plenty of confusion.
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Claire's expression in the last panel is indicative of a high degree of confusion arising from experiencing multiple emotions simultaneously. These emotions include but are not limited to:
  • surprise
  • pleasure
  • uncertainty
  • embarrassment
  • panic
Which emotion comes out on top? Stay tuned!
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And keep staying tuned while Steve eats more cereal!
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and I would venture to say for Herr Trollmaster,

Just because I suggest a possible plot point doesn't give you the right to call me names.
Wait, I thought "Herr Trollmaster" was Jeph...
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But Jeph is already our lord and master Jephzibah!  :psyduck:
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The surprised face she makes after he starts scratching her is my new favorite adorable face anywhere.
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Claire's expression reminds me of another Claire blush.

Same hands-folded-carefully-in-lap posture, too, which is uh. realistically uncomfortable body language in this sort of situation.
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And keep staying tuned while Steve eats more cereal!
He's gotta have his bowl. It is Friday's comic we're speculating about, after all.
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This isn't enough of a cliffhanger. I say: Tomorrow will be a cliffhanger, and then we get Steve's Cereal Adventures on Monday.
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The surprised face she makes after he starts scratching her is my new favorite adorable face anywhere.

I urge you to reconsider, example: Panel 4. :)
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I kind of see this ending badly....

Marty is likely in "touchy-feely-drunk-mode", but now that Faye has planted the seed of "you have a crush on him" in Claire's head, she's going to interpret everything through that lens. hopes will be gotten up... then dashed.
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Faye has a bad habit of bailing on precarious situations.
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Just posting in to see if the forum is going to explode... :mrgreen:
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I kind of see this ending badly....

Marty is likely in "touchy-feely-drunk-mode", but now that Faye has planted the seed of "you have a crush on him" in Claire's head, she's going to interpret everything through that lens. hopes will be gotten up... then dashed.
What if it works this time?
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I kind of see this ending badly....

Marty is likely in "touchy-feely-drunk-mode", but now that Faye has planted the seed of "you have a crush on him" in Claire's head, she's going to interpret everything through that lens. hopes will be gotten up... then dashed.
What if it works this time?

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A good rule-of-thumb is if you're going to post about trans issues, read the sentence aloud to yourself before you post it and replace "trans" with another minority group. If it doesn't sound like it's ok to post with the change, then it wasn't ok in the first place.
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Get a mop, Marten. Making Claire melt like that means you get to clean up the puddle of librarian on the floor after.
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Remember what happened when Emily tried that?

At least Emily asked first.
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Claire's Disney Princess hair doesn't only entice woodland creatures but also drunk friends!
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Get a mop, Marten. Making Claire melt like that means you get to clean up the puddle of librarian on the floor after.

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and I would venture to say for Herr Trollmaster,

Just because I suggest a possible plot point doesn't give you the right to call me names.
Wait, I thought "Herr Trollmaster" was Jeph...

Yeah, pretty sure he was referring to Jeph there.
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Aww that's so cute! Claire-blushes are cute. I SO hope that the hopes are not getting dashed but there are some kisses - or one? (Then talk. No wait that ended badly)
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and I would venture to say for Herr Trollmaster,
Just because I suggest a possible plot point doesn't give you the right to call me names.
Dude, he was referring to Jeph. Jeph is the Trollmaster. He trolls all.
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A good rule-of-thumb is if you're going to post about trans issues, read the sentence aloud to yourself before you post it and replace "trans" with another minority group. If it doesn't sound like it's ok to post with the change, then it wasn't ok in the first place.

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REALLY hoping this ends well... knowing Marten and his record with awkward situations with ladies, there's likely gonna be some drama pop up, but I really do hope it doesn't get on a sour note. This is so adorable and sweet it's giving me cavities, and I love it.
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Sour notes come anyway, for they are the bearers of plot advancement. But in this moment, before the advance of any possible sour aftermath, there is sweetness.

But yeah. Marten landing in and staying in a stable, healthy relationship is a sure sign of End Times for Northampton. There's just something about being a main character. It's like you're a fulcrum upon which the fate of the universe balances. The fictional universe, anyway.

EDIT: It just came to me. The hitch in all of this is overprotective Clinton.
« Last Edit: 24 Sep 2014, 22:37 by Half Empty Coffee Cup »
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Emily might be a bit of a hitch, too...
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There's room for more than one hitch.
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Faye has a bad habit of bailing on precarious situations.
Faye is not bailing out. She just considers her job done, and makes a strategic retreat to give them some privacy.

Faye is obviously in deep matchmaking mode. She already knows about Emily's interest in Marten, but probably considers her too weird for him, and instead prefers Claire to hook up with him. What Marten is feeling, is another matter. Marten probably cannot decide, as usual, resulting in him getting neither of them.

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There's room for more than one hitch.

Marten's got 99 problems, but a hitch ain't one?  :claireface:
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Um... am I the only one who finds this a little creepy?  I mean, Claire seems to welcome it after the fact, but... Marten just starts scratching her head?
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Not really, no. They are friendly friends (with at least mild crushes on each other, whether they address them or not) with enough context to their relationship where it's a little unexpected, but creepy isn't a word I'd use. Cuddling tends to redefine some things for most people, and they're both at least mildly drunk besides.

I know even as touch-averse and stiff and formal as I can be, I have a couple friends where that sort of thing is within bounds. Observation of other humans would seem to indicate that this is a general trend within the populace, though full studies have not been feasible so far.

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Um... am I the only one who finds this a little creepy?  I mean, Claire seems to welcome it after the fact, but... Marten just starts scratching her head?

It's adorable, shut up. We're all in squee mode.

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THIS IS TOO ADORABLE I CAN'T HANDLE IT MAKE IT STOP
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Squee-ing relieves internal pressures brought on by cuteness, much like steam valves letting pressure out of a boiler. 

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EDIT: It just came to me. The hitch in all of this is overprotective Clinton.

Next comic is a Rocket Punch shattering the window and hitting Marten.

Monday's comic is a doctor telling a crying Faye and Claire that he didn't make it.
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Tuesday comic is Clinton's body being attacked by raccoons in a backalley, then, where he is found by Dale.
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