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This week on QC...

Now departing the USS MartenClaire *bell rings*
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Jephizba trolls us all, hallowed be the trollmaster's name.
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Spatheham and Clairemom Pancakes
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A solid week of Steve eating cereal
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Martenmom and Clairemom team up and fight crime/meddle in their children's personal lives
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2806-2810 (6th - 10th October 2014) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 136243 times)

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And now the thrilling conclusion!
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What will Claire's mother think of Veronica?
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Okay, as it's more relevant to this thread, I've carried this reply over from last week's thread:

I wanna see Clairemom and Veronica as the mothers-in-law. :-D

Not so much the mothers-in-law but  the two co-conspirators, meeting in secret (as if meeting at CoD with Dora, Tai and Penny offering endless 'voice of experience' suggestions classifies as a 'secret') to plot hooking the two up. It would be funny but I genuinely get the impression that's the sort of woman Mrs A is. Veronica is a real child of the liberation-70s and I doubt she'd be interested in mapping out Marten's life for him. However, if she's happy in a relationship with Jim, she might decide she wants Marten to be happy too.

SAM: "So... then Miss Claire would be my sorta-sister-in-law?"

VV: "Step-sister-in-law, assuming that I marry your dad, yes."

SAM: "Cool! She'd be able to help me with my literature homework! I'm in!"

Regarding how Mrs A will view Veronica? Well, she can't be that conservative, given Claire's situation. However, she does strike me as a very middle-of-the-road home-maker type. However, from what Veronica said to Marten about wanting to settle down, she might represent what she wants to be. There may be a running joke about Mrs A calling Veronica "my young apprentice" and the two bursting into giggles, leading Marten and Claire to the horrible realisation that they're both the children of sci-fi nerds.
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I hope that we get to see more of Claire and Marten next week.
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We still have the Dora-Sven fallout waiting to happen as well as the Angus interview situation.  Will the arcs merge? 

I'm looking forward to Marten developing his new assertiveness. 
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We still have the Dora-Sven fallout waiting to happen as well as the Angus interview situation.  Will the arcs merge

It's possible; at the very least, I think that, as a result of the Angus situation, we may see the Marten-Faye axis change; either Faye will move in with Angus or Marten will be temporarily focussed on supporting Faye through a break-up.
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I can see claire and Faye arguing in the near future. If Fay and Angus break up, Marten and Claire get together, I imagine Claire will be floating on clouds while Faye would probably feel horrific.

"Just because you are sad doesn't mean I can't be happy!" is an argument I've had and could see happen here. And then poor marten would be stuck in the middle
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I could also see Faye wanting Marten's shoulder to cry on (and most of his time), and Claire being all 'back the hell off my man, you had your shot.'

With, of course, Marten stuck in the middle.
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Regarding how Mrs A will view Veronica? Well, she can't be that conservative, given Claire's situation.

Claire is who she is. Veronica has chosen to make a living from porn. Those two things are not remotely the same. I expect that Mrs. Augustus would have no problems with Henry being gay (though people er complex, and not always consistent). Veronica's profession, we will have to wait and see.
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I could also see Faye wanting Marten's shoulder to cry on (and most of his time), and Claire being all 'back the hell off my man, you had your shot.'

With, of course, Marten stuck in the middle.

This seems like the most likely scenario to me, not only because I can see it happening, but also because it plays off of the issues we already know Claire has because of her history with her father. That's where we find out how much Claire and Marten have grown as individuals... Claire would have to resist the urge to lump Marten in with her dad (amid situations, thanks to Jeph, that're likely to look much worse than what they are). Meantime, Marten -- faced with Claire's habitual wariness -- is going to have to keep from making the same mistakes that he did when faced with Dora's insecurities.
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I can see claire and Faye arguing in the near future. If Fay and Angus break up, Marten and Claire get together, I imagine Claire will be floating on clouds while Faye would probably feel horrific.

"Just because you are sad doesn't mean I can't be happy!" is an argument I've had and could see happen here. And then poor marten would be stuck in the middle

I feel like Faye has grown a lot over the years, I could imagine her handling Marten's happiness extremely well and wanting the best for him rather than dwelling on her own pain and punishing Marten's girlfriend for it
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Dammit!  Missed the opportunity to do a WCDT again.

Oh well.  I think that speculations on the SS Claire/Marten are premature at this time (fun, but premature), and the interaction of Veronica and ClaireMom is speculating in the extreme. 

I'm at a loss to figure out why people think Jim of Secret Bakery fame is the ex.  It requires a complete reliance on the overused trope that everyone is related to someone else as there is only the flimsiest evidence to support the contention.
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It hadn't crossed my mind until you people brought it up, but Veronica meeting Clairemom is

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I'm at a loss to figure out why people think Jim of Secret Bakery fame is the ex.  It requires a complete reliance on the overused trope that everyone is related to someone else as there is only the flimsiest evidence to support the contention.
I think the person in the original post said Jimbo, not Jim, but then people confused the two. That it's Jim is really out of the question since 1) he would be very young to have a kid Claire's age (if I recall correctly, he's 41, Claire's 24), 2) we know for a fact Sam is his only child as he says so several times in comic. No idea while people discussed the idea so much. (Although it might have been people who hadn't read all of the comic or at least didn't remember all of it - possibly Jimbo was before their time. They were pretty new to the forum.)
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Not being familiar with Jimbo is a crime.  There have been many, many funny moments in QC, but the one that will make me laugh every single time (literally out loud, as my wife will attest with rolling eyes) is Jimbo's reaction to the craft beer menu at the Horrible Revelation.
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I can see claire and Faye arguing in the near future. If Fay and Angus break up, Marten and Claire get together, I imagine Claire will be floating on clouds while Faye would probably feel horrific.

"Just because you are sad doesn't mean I can't be happy!" is an argument I've had and could see happen here. And then poor marten would be stuck in the middle

Claire is also one of the new cast members who takes none of Faye's shit. So there's strong potential for conflict there.
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 Jealousy would make sense, but it'd also be a complete rehash of Marten and Dora. I think one thing in favor of the jealousy angle not happening is that Faye kind of orchestrated this whole thing. She made Claire confront her feelings, suggested they go back to their place and bowed out when the time was right.

She may or may not even be responsible for the disappearing Hanners. I hope she remembers to let her out of that supply closet.

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Claire is also one of the new cast members who takes none of Faye's shit. So there's strong potential for conflict there.

I don't think that's really true. She called her dumb, but that was her herself doing something dumb and talking without thinking. Which earned her a new hat.
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Reading the comments here I wonder whether, if Faye and Angus do break up, that it would be Claire who does most of the supporting of Faye?  Of course, I don't see Faye and Angus breaking up soon.
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That would be a good counter to the conflict idea. Instead of conflict, Claire supports faye as thanks for helping her with Marten.
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Yeah, Faye getting jealous of Marten and Claire would make no sense after the night at the bar.  I don't think Claire would do a lot of standing up to Faye though... She's been terrified of her in the past (beer can on the head incident at the CoD). Claire tends to be pretty shy and retiring most of the time anyway, until something pushes her buttons.  I can't see Faye lashing out at other couples around her even if she and Angus broke up. She'd be sad and upset, no doubt. But she's more likely to turn to her friends for support than be angry at them for being in happy relationships.
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If anything, I think it could be Claire who initiates any conflict. Marten will just want to be there for his friend but, depending on how secure Claire feels in any hypothetical relationship, she may feel threatened by this.

That said, one of the outcomes of the current Angus Callback arc that I predicted from the start is Faye having a bout of rebound or anxiety sex with either Marten or Sven. The story then would be more about her regretting her weakness and, being Faye, responding to this with random explosions of anger at anyone dumb enough to cross her path.
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I like my Martéclaire contraction more.
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Plot twist

Faye and CLINTON hook up



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If anything, I think it could be Claire who initiates any conflict. Marten will just want to be there for his friend but, depending on how secure Claire feels in any hypothetical relationship, she may feel threatened by this.
So, in other words, exactly a plotline that was done with Dora?

I mean, I could see it happening IRL...
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Poor Clinton's going to need more robot parts. Because Faye would break him.
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Plot twist

Faye and CLINTON hook up



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I don't think the world is ready for this. And imagine how much sibling bickering this would lead to!
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Not being familiar with Jimbo is a crime.  There have been many, many funny moments in QC, but the one that will make me laugh every single time (literally out loud, as my wife will attest with rolling eyes) is Jimbo's reaction to the craft beer menu at the Horrible Revelation.

"I'll have a yellow one."
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That said, one of the outcomes of the current Angus Callback arc that I predicted from the start is Faye having a bout of rebound or anxiety sex with either Marten or Sven. The story then would be more about her regretting her weakness and, being Faye, responding to this with random explosions of anger at anyone dumb enough to cross her path.

Sven, not Marten (I don't think, anyway). That doesn't mean that Claire might not jump to that conclusion the same way Dora did, as I kinda alluded to above. I think that the last couple of weeks, a lot of what I've been "expecting" in-comic, or a lot of the way I've thought it might pan out, has been filtered through what I'd expect from a storytelling perspective as much as what I'd otherwise like or expect to happen. That's the other reason I think a Faye/Sven hookup would be in the cards if (but only if) she breaks up with Angus: depending on how things play out between Dora and Sven, a Fave/Sven situation would lead to hella drama, but would also send the story off in some potentially interesting directions.

Just my $.02 worth, mind you.
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Oh please not Clinton, every time that guy shows up he's either creepy or rude or insults people or makes an ass out of himself. And I hope not Sven either, not after his weird character development - didn't he use to be more mature?

And I kiinda go against the flow I think, when I don't want Marten and Claire to get together. Why... Well, while Claire as a character is interesting, I really don't want her to show up and 'NOT JUDGE PEOPLE' all the time - I realise that all the characters have flaws which makes them interesting, but Claire telling people that they're stupid or that their interest in books is worth less than hers because it's different gets on my nerves pretty fast. She's good as a secondary character but as a primary?

On Faye/Angus-Drama: I hope they make it work long-distance if Angus gets the job. I hope he doesn't or commutes a lot because at the moment he's interesting and funny, and handles his relationship like a grown-up. Faye does, too, and I like that a lot about her and them.
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And I kiinda go against the flow I think, when I don't want Marten and Claire to get together. Why... Well, while Claire as a character is interesting, I really don't want her to show up and 'NOT JUDGE PEOPLE' all the time - I realise that all the characters have flaws which makes them interesting, but Claire telling people that they're stupid or that their interest in books is worth less than hers because it's different gets on my nerves pretty fast. She's good as a secondary character but as a primary?

Yeah, but bear in mind that a lot of the "main" cast started off as secondary characters. Don't forget that a lot of them had (and still have) their quirks, but that in most cases (with the seeming exception of Sven), they're working through them and growing from the experience. Even Clinton's personality makes a lot more sense once you realize what motivates it... and something tells me we'll see more of that motivation the more we learn of their mom and the whole family dynamic.
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I wish to make a bold prediction that by the end of this week nothing will change:

  • Claire and Marten will talk and decide to stay friends
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I wish to make a bold prediction that by the end of this week nothing will change:
Has there ever been a week where nothing changes
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Has there ever been a week where nothing changes

Well I did say it was a bold prediction  :-P

There have been plenty of weeks where nothing has really changed in terms of plot lines being resolved. QC moves at a fairly glacial pace most of the time.

For what it's worth, I think it will be interesting to see what happens when Marten talks to Tai about Clairegate at some point in the next few weeks, especially now that she's becoming his main confidante.
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I can't wait for another week month of characters dancing around their issues and no important plot points developing!

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I wish to make a bold prediction that by the end of this week nothing will change:
Has there ever been a week where nothing changes
Yeah, plenty of times.

Also I'm not saying this as a mod because it's not against policy, but holy shit I hate that small text gag so much. Just use a spoiler tag, the joke still works and is much less obnoxious.
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Yeah, guest strip week.
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Stop the presses, the new strip is up.

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I'm squeeing so hard in my head right now. This is either gonna be romantic, or friendly- either way I am going to be devastated.
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Oh HELL yes.  You go ahead Marten.
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