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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #100 on: 06 Jan 2015, 18:16 »

Like Bender!
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« Reply #101 on: 06 Jan 2015, 18:41 »

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« Reply #102 on: 06 Jan 2015, 19:10 »

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« Reply #103 on: 06 Jan 2015, 19:21 »

"...on that path lies danger."
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #104 on: 06 Jan 2015, 20:17 »

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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #105 on: 06 Jan 2015, 20:30 »

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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #107 on: 07 Jan 2015, 02:14 »

You know things have gone horribly wrong when Pintsize is your voice of reason.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #108 on: 07 Jan 2015, 02:34 »

Pintsize can be a voice of reason. Just not for Marten.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #109 on: 07 Jan 2015, 05:12 »

Not true. Remember when he gave advice before Tai's party?
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #110 on: 07 Jan 2015, 05:24 »

Faye is giving advice from Pintsize due consideration?

That has to be a call for an intervention if ever there was one.
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« Reply #112 on: 07 Jan 2015, 06:33 »

Not true. Remember when he gave advice before Tai's party?

Perhaps Pintsize just likes driving people to drink, then?

The horrible thing about that strip is that a part of me wonders if that was Pintsize trying to help!
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #113 on: 07 Jan 2015, 06:41 »

Not true. Remember when he gave advice before Tai's party?

Perhaps Pintsize just likes driving people to drink, then?

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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #114 on: 07 Jan 2015, 10:57 »

Like Bender!
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #115 on: 07 Jan 2015, 14:10 »

Comic!

Nice attitude that of Marten, but kinda weird for a library nonetheless. Also, the fact that Emily would keep a leaderboard makes this scavenger hunt much more professional.

I assume that the chief librarian (the one that acts as the Janitor) is currently second?
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #116 on: 07 Jan 2015, 14:24 »

Woah.

Wickedly early comic, at that.

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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #117 on: 07 Jan 2015, 14:48 »

But who all is playing.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #118 on: 07 Jan 2015, 14:58 »

Will Claire and Marten relationship survive differences on Library Philosophy? Or will we have to move on to our NEW pairing, Faye and Whisky. Which you could say is....

A ship in a bottle  :clairedoge:
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #119 on: 07 Jan 2015, 15:01 »

but kinda weird for a library nonetheless.
It's a college library.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #120 on: 07 Jan 2015, 15:03 »

but kinda weird for a library nonetheless.
It's a college library.

The highest point of action in the library of my college is a 3-player deathmatch of Sumoball MoM. That or the intermural League of Legends championship.

Actually one dude was caught masturbating on law school come to think of it.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #122 on: 07 Jan 2015, 15:09 »

And it is at that very moment that I noticed the wording. Ew indeed.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #123 on: 07 Jan 2015, 15:10 »

Yeah, I kind of thought that Marten would end up collecting most if not all of those things. I'm thinking that Claire either forgot about them or assumed that Emily's corkscrew-like mind would make finding them a statistical impossibility. She didn't reckon with Marten's weird luck, it seems.

The question is... What happens if Marten wins the Prize? For that matter, what is the Prize? Knowing Emily it may be literally impossible to guess!

Will Claire and Marten relationship survive differences on Library Philosophy?

I do think that this illustrates a major difference in mindset between Marten and Claire. Claire isn't a people person whilst Marten is a people person. He's all about individual personalities (what people are really like) and she's more about roles and labels (what they should be like).
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #124 on: 07 Jan 2015, 15:35 »

Aww, darn.  I was really hoping BenRG's comedy of manners errors would play out. 

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« Reply #125 on: 07 Jan 2015, 21:39 »

Weirdest part of today's strip: Emily keeping a running tally in her head.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #126 on: 07 Jan 2015, 22:06 »

Prediction: Claire, fed up with these condom shenanigans in her sacred library, decides to take charge.

Comic Title: Where the rubbers meet the road.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #127 on: 07 Jan 2015, 23:44 »

Weirdest part of today's strip: Emily keeping a running tally in her head.

If Marten's in the lead, is Emily going to give him a prize?
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #128 on: 08 Jan 2015, 00:14 »

She's going to take each condom Marten found and, one by one, blow him...

...some balloons!

For a party!

Because that's what you do with shiny colorful individually-wrapped party balloons, isn't it? 
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« Reply #129 on: 08 Jan 2015, 01:14 »

Because that's what you do with shiny colorful individually-wrapped party balloons, isn't it?

Precisely! :-D I'm pretty sure that is exactly Emily's mindset! Oh, I'm sure she knows what those things are really used for but, if they're not being used for that, why not use them to make her friends happy in other ways?
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« Reply #130 on: 08 Jan 2015, 01:28 »

Hehe! "What are going to do with all those condoms, Emily?" "I'm going to make all my friends happy!"  :-D
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« Reply #131 on: 08 Jan 2015, 02:59 »

"So I took them all and I blew them." "You... you mean the condoms, right, and not the friends?"
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #132 on: 08 Jan 2015, 04:22 »

Actually one dude was caught masturbating on law school come to think of it.

Thanks for that image. I'm now going to spend the rest of the day wondering exactly what kind of chap
get's all frisky over the material in a law school library. 

Actually that's a silly question. A future successful lawyer of course.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #133 on: 08 Jan 2015, 05:02 »

Not too sure about that, he was watching porn.
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« Reply #134 on: 08 Jan 2015, 05:55 »

Not too sure about that, he was watching porn.

Could have been worse.

He could have been getting off to case notes.
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« Reply #135 on: 08 Jan 2015, 10:21 »

"aw yeah... cite those precedents... who's your amicus curiae..."
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« Reply #136 on: 08 Jan 2015, 12:21 »

Did he have his legal briefs?
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #137 on: 08 Jan 2015, 12:41 »

Thanks, you've fended off the pun-addiction equivalent of DTs.  You can stop now.  Anytime.
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« Reply #138 on: 08 Jan 2015, 12:59 »

Thanks, you've fended off the pun-addiction equivalent of DTs.  You can stop now.  Anytime.

Surely you don't have an objection to this?  :claireface:
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #139 on: 08 Jan 2015, 13:21 »

#2871 - I wouldn't be surprised if Tai were in second place  :D

#2872 - Oh grud, this conversation with Pintsize make sense - The World is coming to an end!!!     :o
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« Reply #140 on: 08 Jan 2015, 13:48 »

I think that we're getting to the crux of Faye's heartbreak. She thought she was in love with Angus. She did and still does feel that she owed it to him to try. However, in the end, she's come to realise that she wasn't in love with him. Maybe she was in love with the idea of being in love with him but that's all. Because of that, in the end, she just couldn't prioritise her relationship with him or even his feelings over the place that has become her home and her friends that are closer to her than her family.

This, I think, is the really shitty part of it, for her. She's hurt Angus (a perfectly nice guy who she really quite liked) because, in the end, she was fooling herself about her own feelings. That is why she's drinking: right now, she feels so guilty that she can't live with herself whilst sober.

This has always been Jeph's triumph as a writer. He can go from a completely sophomoric joke about condoms hidden in a library to a profound bit of pathos about feelings, self-deceit and the minefield that are human relationships. What's more, he's done this so smoothly that it isn't even slightly jarring!

#2872 - Oh grud, this conversation with Pintsize make sense - The World is coming to an end!!!     :o

I think that she feels safe to bare her soul to Pintsize because she doubts that he has the emotional depth to understand (notice her parting crack about Pintsize regretting he hasn't got a butt). However, I strongly suspect that she might be underestimating him.
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« Reply #141 on: 08 Jan 2015, 14:09 »

I think that she feels safe to bare her soul to Pintsize because she doubts that he has the emotional depth to understand (notice her parting crack about Pintsize regretting he hasn't got a butt). However, I strongly suspect that she might be underestimating him.

I think Jeph said it best: "Pintsize has hidden depths. Unfortunately they are full of porn."
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« Reply #142 on: 08 Jan 2015, 14:15 »

I think that we're getting to the crux of Faye's heartbreak. She thought she was in love with Angus. She did and still does feel that she owed it to him to try. However, in the end, she's come to realise that she wasn't in love with him. Maybe she was in love with the idea of being in love with him but that's all. Because of that, in the end, she just couldn't prioritise her relationship with him or even his feelings over the place that has become her home and her friends that are closer to her than her family.

Called it.

On Pintsize's depth, it IS surprising but it wasn't alien to us. We've had a look into the mind of Pintsize when discussing his "job" with Momo. It's not that he can't be of help or that he isn't wise, it's just that he doesn't give advice when it isn't needed or asked for. I'm pretty sure there was a saying for that in Spain but I can't remember it.

I think that she feels safe to bare her soul to Pintsize because she doubts that he has the emotional depth to understand (notice her parting crack about Pintsize regretting he hasn't got a butt). However, I strongly suspect that she might be underestimating him.

I think Jeph said it best: "Pintsize has hidden depths. Unfortunately they are full of porn."

Given his love for hentai and tentacle porn, he might have porn of the plot-filled persuasion.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #143 on: 08 Jan 2015, 14:37 »

I think that we're getting to the crux of Faye's heartbreak. She thought she was in love with Angus. She did and still does feel that she owed it to him to try. However, in the end, she's come to realise that she wasn't in love with him. Maybe she was in love with the idea of being in love with him but that's all.

The 3rd and 4th panels are making me question that. Knowing what you really want but not being able/willing to do what you need to. If breaking up was what she really wanted, well she DID do that. I think she wanted to go with him. And I think maybe it's more than just about being with him, but moving forward with life. She keeps working at the coffee shop and living with Marten and one day she's 40, Marten goes off and gets married(To C...*gack* Not now shipper) and Dora sells out to Starbucks.

It could just be a poorly worded set of lines about coming to terms with breaking up, but I think she wants to put herself on the bus.

Which makes me wonder what happens in that situation. Since you know, major character and all.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #144 on: 08 Jan 2015, 14:40 »

However, in the end, she's come to realise that she wasn't in love with him.
I don't agree with this at all.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #145 on: 08 Jan 2015, 14:43 »

@Rghfrgl,

The points is that Faye is suffering from a conflict about what she fundamentally wants and what, on a totally different level, she believes she ought to do and feel. Her problem is that she's told herself that a good person would go with Angus. She doesn't want to go with him. That makes her a bad person in her eyes. So the guilt (not all of it justified) is swirling around her and undermining her emotional stability.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #146 on: 08 Jan 2015, 15:07 »

However, in the end, she's come to realise that she wasn't in love with him.
I don't agree with this at all.
I'm curious which part?

Edit: sorry, this came across upon a second read as confrontational... I'd like you to amplify your disagreement.
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« Reply #147 on: 08 Jan 2015, 15:12 »

On a completely side note: that lower panel in the lower left of 2872 is the most evocative and emotion-filled thing I have ever seen in a webcomic. Bravo, Jeph.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #148 on: 08 Jan 2015, 16:01 »

I think that we're getting to the crux of Faye's heartbreak. She thought she was in love with Angus. She did and still does feel that she owed it to him to try. However, in the end, she's come to realise that she wasn't in love with him. Maybe she was in love with the idea of being in love with him but that's all. Because of that, in the end, she just couldn't prioritise her relationship with him or even his feelings over the place that has become her home and her friends that are closer to her than her family.

Called it.

On Pintsize's depth, it IS surprising but it wasn't alien to us. We've had a look into the mind of Pintsize when discussing his "job" with Momo. It's not that he can't be of help or that he isn't wise, it's just that he doesn't give advice when it isn't needed or asked for. I'm pretty sure there was a saying for that in Spain but I can't remember it.

I think that she feels safe to bare her soul to Pintsize because she doubts that he has the emotional depth to understand (notice her parting crack about Pintsize regretting he hasn't got a butt). However, I strongly suspect that she might be underestimating him.

I think Jeph said it best: "Pintsize has hidden depths. Unfortunately they are full of porn."

Given his love for hentai and tentacle porn, he might have porn of the plot-filled persuasion.

Well at least he's not acting like he did when Faye's last (sorta) relationship went south.

...yet.
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Re: WCDT 5 - 9 January 2015 (Strips 2868-2872)
« Reply #149 on: 08 Jan 2015, 16:32 »

On a completely side note: that lower panel in the lower left of 2872 is the most evocative and emotion-filled thing I have ever seen in a webcomic. Bravo, Jeph.

Here, here.  It brought me back to say just that. 



Eye think it's the eyebrow.  So much said (and unsaid) in that slight curl. 

That, and seeing Pintsize fulfilling his primary purpose of companionship, even if it's not with Marten.  He really is better for her than drinking alone. 
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