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Author Topic: WCDT: 2826-2830 (03 - 07 November 2014) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 21331 times)

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The "Marigold Louise Farmer meets world" prediction seems accurate and hits close to home, since I did have a similar problem (in a much more immediate way) when my father's respiratory system collapsed - I had been sharing the flat with my mother until then. This still doesn't rule out Amir, it just gives a story on how they ended up getting together. Maybe Hanners spreads the word of Marigold's problem, then Marten overhears, goes tell Amir, they meet, Marigold cowers, that sort of thing.
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I second! The continuation of the electrical puns is a situation that must be rectified.

Elton John discovered how difficult that is. He wrote a song in memory of Princess Di but nothing got better. Some things can't even be rectified with a Di ode.
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Why would hanners, even if she wasn't crazy about cleaning, want to live with someone else, when its not financially needed, and not with someone she is romantically involved with anyway?
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It would give her good experience at dealing with social situations. However, Marigold isn't the best possible roommate for that purpose. Hannelore should start with someone easy, like, um, nobody else in the main cast.
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Just for funsies:

FWIW, my headcanon is that Vespa had her brain thoroughly laundered (to the point she can't actually remember a life before her membership of The Project) was cybernetically upgraded by EC Defence Systems and is now May.
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It would give her good experience at dealing with social situations. However, Marigold isn't the best possible roommate for that purpose. Hannelore should start with someone easy, like, um, nobody else in the main cast.

I'd say that Marten Tiberius Reed is a pretty easygoing dude to live around honestly
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It would give her good experience at dealing with social situations. However, Marigold isn't the best possible roommate for that purpose. Hannelore should start with someone easy, like, um, nobody else in the main cast.

I'd say that Marten Tiberius Reed is a pretty easygoing dude to live around honestly

Hm. Would Momo join in that arrangement? That'd turn Pintsize's world upside down ...
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I second! The continuation of the electrical puns is a situation that must be rectified.

Elton John discovered how difficult that is. He wrote a song in memory of Princess Di but nothing got better. Some things can't even be rectified with a Di ode.


TO THE CHAIR FOR THAT ONE!!
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I second! The continuation of the electrical puns is a situation that must be rectified.
Elton John discovered how difficult that is. He wrote a song in memory of Princess Di but nothing got better. Some things can't even be rectified with a Di ode.
TO THE CHAIR FOR THAT ONE!!

It's not his fault; you know he couldn't resist.
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...and now we've jumped scene to Marigold visiting Hanners...

Seriously, people. That isn't Hannelore's kitchen.  Unless it's an extreme continuity glitch. The color and layout of Hanners's kitchen is the same as Marten's.

If it was Hanners's normal kitchen, it would be beige, with a blank wall to the left of the fridge, and the cabinets to the right. The view from the door, looking out, would show either a blank wall, or part of the wall with one of the two large windows of the living room.

Instead, the kitchen wall, counter, and living room wall colors match the McPhee-Farmer apartment as seen in first pancakes. Banners is visiting Marigold.

Hannelore Ellocott-Chatham is barefoot in someone else's home.

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Marigold is infantilized here. "And now Angus is moving away and I hafta find a new roommate!" sounds like it came out of Family Circus. The body language is childish and petulant. The terms "hafta" and "wanna" exacerbate the impression.

Did she use baby talk like "hafta" and "wanna" in past strips? I don't think so... perhaps a more knowledgeable forum goer would know.
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Instead, the kitchen wall, counter, and living room wall colors match the McPhee-Farmer apartment as seen in first pancakes. Banners is visiting Marigold.

Is First Pancakes one of the Apocrypha?  :angel:
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Hannelore Ellocott-Chatham is barefoot in someone else's home.

Isn't that one of the signs of the apocalypse?

Anywho, one very, very off the wall and probably not happen theory: Faye goes back to Savannah to regroup after the break up and, after flunking/dropping out of college, reluctantly brings someone back north to live with the Yankees to start a new life.

Amanda.

Amanda'd be a unknown for Marigold but Faye and Marten could vouch for her so she'll be 'safe' as a housemate and will fit in with the circle of friends. Also she'll be a good rebound fling for Tai when Dora leaves her to become Veronica's protege as she retires.
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First Pancakes was the beginning. Second Pancakes changed everything.

Now the world hangs in the balance. Can Third Pancakes be prevented? Who is fated to start Third Pancakes? And what does it have to do with the Human Insturmentality Project?

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Hannelore Ellocott-Chatham is barefoot in someone else's home.

Am I the only one who thinks this makes absolute sense? She might not have slippers and she'd certainly not wear anyone else's. And she wouldn't like to fill Marigold's floor with the outside filth. She just had to compromise and probably holding on to freak out in her shower, when she's scrubbing herself furiously to get rid of whatever the hell is on that floor.
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Consider that this is not just Marigold's kitchen. Angus probably has set some hygiene standards. Also Momo lives there, and while she doesn't eat, she's probably more than willing to help Angus enforce those minimum hygiene standards.
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I don't believe Marigold's kitchen is messy. Hanners seems well adapted to the fact that Mar-bear is not a very clean person. (Thank you for lying to me.)

I also know that Hannelore is a sandals kind of girl. For someone with hypochondria and a dose of don't touch me, she's always shown a lot of skin. Probably because bare skin signals vulnerability, and Jeph hasn't thought about it much.

I just can't interpret Hanners being barefoot on a surface she did not clean, sanitize, sterilize, and test. It's probably a throwaway art choice, but I can't stop seeing it and asking what does it mean?

I am also wondering what it says about me that this thing was the first thing I noticed. As in, before reading any dialogue, I knew it was Marigold's kitchen, for one. I know the kitchens we've been to at a glance. That, right there suggests I need a hobby and some friends. Then I noticed Hannelore's state of dress.  Then I read the comic.

On the up side, I didn't notice that Marigold was two inches short in panel one until someone else mentioned it.

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Banners? Auto cow wreck?
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Marigold, I wonder if Angus' girlfriend would like to sub in for him. You and Faye can bond over missing him.
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I second! The continuation of the electrical puns is a situation that must be rectified.

Elton John discovered how difficult that is. He wrote a song in memory of Princess Di but nothing got better. Some things can't even be rectified with a Di ode.

Resurrected a long dead account after lurking for a while because of this post. Wire you continuing such a horrible line of puns?
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First, I'm calling return of Raven for Marigold's roommate again.  If I say it enough times, it comes true.  That's how the world works, right? Right? Guys...?

Second, why does it seem like some forumgoers think Angus and Marigold live in Marten, Faye, and Hannelore's building? I thought they lived in a different building a short walk away.

Third, what do these electrical puns have it common with Clinton?  No it's not that they're annoing! Silly voices in my head.  It's that they both have a transistor. (  :claireface: )
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Third, what do these electrical puns have it common with Clinton?  No it's not that they're annoing! Silly voices in my head.  It's that they both have a transistor. (  :claireface: )

If they're taking votes, my vote is you win the thread.
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And the Prize for winning the best pun is the same as winning The Lottery....

(by Shirley Jackson)
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Hannelore Ellocott-Chatham is barefoot in someone else's home.

I don't think she knows. NOBODY TELL HER! We don't want to freak her out!
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Third, what do these electrical puns have it common with Clinton?  No it's not that they're annoing! Silly voices in my head.  It's that they both have a transistor. (  :claireface: )

HAHA! That was an outstanding pun!
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Third, what do these electrical puns have it common with Clinton?  No it's not that they're annoing! Silly voices in my head.  It's that they both have a transistor. (  :claireface: )

If they're taking votes, my vote is you win the thread.
Yes. Joule go home with the prize, for sure.
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Third, what do these electrical puns have it common with Clinton?  No it's not that they're annoing! Silly voices in my head.  It's that they both have a transistor. (  :claireface: )

If they're taking votes, my vote is you win the thread.
Yes. Joule go home with the prize, for sure.

Now you're just getting caloried away
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First, I'm calling return of Raven for Marigold's roommate again.  If I say it enough times, it comes true.  That's how the world works, right? Right? Guys...?

I forgot about her. Raven doesn't seem like she's in town to stable-ly, but on the other hand she's got money I think so she could probably keep covering rent.
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That is Hannelore's kitchen. Head back to 2683.
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What does Marigold actually do for a living, again? Gotta get the money for her half of the rent somewhere, but I can't seem to recall any mention of an actual job...

...ad revenues from playing games online?  :psyduck:
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Webmaster for her dad, IIRC.

And Hannelore's kitchen is a different color.
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She's an IT head for her dad's online shoe sales website. Her dad pays her, probably a monthly fee based out of the sales figures of the website.

And comic: The Little Light Bulb is slowly turning on over Marigold.

Prediction: Dale moves in by next Monday.
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And Hannelore's kitchen is a different color.

Not quite. It's the same color for the cabinets. The fridge moves around, though - but so did the one in Marten & Faye's place.
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She's an IT head for her dad's online shoe sales website. Her dad pays her, probably a monthly fee based out of the sales figures of the website.

And comic: The Little Light Bulb is slowly turning on over Marigold.

Prediction: Dale moves in by next Monday.

I think that Dale moving in is a bit premature, but barring a new character for a roommate, it's also the least contrived scenario if she's going to have someone else picking up the rent. I also don't think Jeph's sadistic enough to do a week's worth of strips with Marigold going through the rest of her social circle and getting turned down by all of them before she gets to Dale.
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I still kinda think Momo would be a logical choice (Momo wants more space and to gain the rights and responsibilities of an adult human), but it looks like Marigold is probably going to make the mistake of moving in with Dale...
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Webmaster for her dad, IIRC.

I thought she did web design/upkeep/etc. as a freelancer and her dad was just one of her clients.
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Comic's up.

Well, Hannelore went ahead and said it.  :facepalm:
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I still kinda think Momo would be a logical choice (Momo wants more space and to gain the rights and responsibilities of an adult human), but it looks like Marigold is probably going to make the mistake of moving in with Dale...

Momo would be a logical choice, too (but technically already a roommate). She could pay toward the rent over and above what she's paying towards the new chassis, presuming she's not already contributing to the rent.
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Marigold, that's not a good way to pick a roommate.
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Well. I didn't see that coming.
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Is it just me, or is the pace of the storytelling a bit more brisk lately? I like it.
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I think Marigold is going to ask Dale to move in, and Dale will quite sensibly say "no, its too soon."

and their first (in relationship) fight will happen.
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"and preferably tall."

Classic roommate quality.
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"and preferably tall."

Classic roommate quality.

You need someone who can reach the stuff on the high shelves, after all.
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And help with the cleaning. A friend of my wife's visited and said she could tell by the state of the house that we're both short.
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Read as far as the third panel before I facepalmed and thought: "She's describing Dale. Here we bloody go." Then I read the last and Hanners agreed. Looks like this is happening. Mistakes, ahoy!
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Read as far as the third panel before I facepalmed and thought: "She's describing Dale. Here we bloody go." Then I read the last and Hanners agreed. Looks like this is happening. Mistakes, ahoy!
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Read as far as the third panel before I facepalmed and thought: "She's describing Dale. Here we bloody go." Then I read the last and Hanners agreed. Looks like this is happening. Mistakes, ahoy!

Relationship arguments off the starboard bow!

I think that Marigold will seek the advice of Marten  and maybe Hanners while Dale of the other CoD employees.
Main characters for this arc: Marigold/Dale/Hanners/Faye(?)
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