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Who Will Faye Meet and What Substance Are They Abusing?

Tai - Pot
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Sven - Luuurrrve
- 24 (30%)
Marten - Zen
- 3 (3.8%)
Dora - Coffee
- 5 (6.3%)
Jim - Muffins
- 6 (7.5%)
Sam - Cane Toad Secretions
- 10 (12.5%)
Hannelore - Antiseptic Mouthwash
- 14 (17.5%)
Dale - Maple Syrup
- 7 (8.8%)

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Author Topic: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)  (Read 59244 times)

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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #100 on: 03 Mar 2015, 00:38 »

Faye's record of getting along with toasters is undistinguished.
Fortunately it was not unextinguished.

When Pintsize expressed a desire to be a toaster, I imagined a single red eye sweeping back and forth. He'd look very odd in a red minidress and heels though.

Given his preledictions in humour, we're probably safe, since he'd probably demand to be a number 2, rather than a six.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #101 on: 03 Mar 2015, 01:12 »

I've long suspected that Pintsize's off-colour humour, sexual harassment and apparent enabling of substance abuse is all just how he does his job of being Marten (and, increasingly, Faye's) friend, adviser, companion and, to a certain extent, keeper. He has found that his antisocial behaviour is the best way to motivate Marten to get out of his passive rut. He's also found that Faye will aggressively resist people telling her to not do something but that you can moderate her behaviour by walking the path beside her and listening to her vent.

I strongly suspect that the latter was his plan when Faye came home after being fired from CoD but she was so determined to seek oblivion (and possibly death, at least on a subconscious level), she shut him down to stop him from interfering. I also suspect that he was planning to use mockery to force Faye to admit to herself that her behaviour had been inappropriate, self-destructive and, fundamentally, not what she wanted.

The problem Pintsize is having in today's strip is that it looks like Marten and Faye have moved beyond their previous personality paradigms. Marten has found a girl who is important enough to him that he doesn't need Pintsize to motivate him to be active in his relationship with her. Similarly, Faye has been sufficiently shaken by what happened to her that she is making a strong effort to change herself (hence the title of strip 2889). Maybe he isn't needed anymore?

If I'm right, we may see this week a strip or two of Pintsize talking to Winslow about how to continue to help your charge when they are making real progress in changing their lives. After all, Hannelore is the most radically changed of all the characters in terms of how far she has made progress in facing her demons. Winslow probably has had to make lots of changes to how he carries out his duties to her.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #102 on: 03 Mar 2015, 03:54 »

Thanks for that, Pintsize. The little 'I make bread fun' guy has just gone from very cute to very creepy.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #103 on: 03 Mar 2015, 05:15 »

I'm well chuffed Jeph has done this strip - I was worried as to what Pintsize's thoughts would be on the whole turning off incident - the AI's in the QCverse would surely see such an act as wrong, even when they're Pintsize.

It does also make you wonder what Pintsize will put his efforts into now he can't make comments about Faye or Claire.

Perhaps he will try to ferment revolution amongst the sentient toasters.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #104 on: 03 Mar 2015, 05:36 »

Poor censored Pintsize.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #105 on: 03 Mar 2015, 06:21 »

I guess trying to find out how much porn there is on the internet wasn't as fulfilling as he'd hoped.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #106 on: 03 Mar 2015, 07:13 »

This reminds me of a cartoon I saw once but have not been able to find since:

TOASTER: I want you inside me.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #107 on: 03 Mar 2015, 07:55 »

You know, it does sort of make me sad that Jeph didn't ever do the one thing with Pintsize which would make things really interesting - find a character who is completely unphased by his crass humor, and can actually up the ante on him.  Every character I can think of has basically reacted in horror to Pintsize at one point or another.  It would be great to see his reaction if someone actually took the bait.  He might be left speechless. 
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #108 on: 03 Mar 2015, 08:36 »

I'm reading Pintsize as "FUCK EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU I'M MOVING TO MEXICO".

On the "that could be arranged" part, I wonder if Faye is willing to turn him into a toaster...

I read it as the equivalent of a petulant child shouting "I wish I'd never been born!" When things don't go the way they think they should.

This reminds me of a cartoon I saw once but have not been able to find since:

TOASTER: I want you inside me.
BREAD: You make me hot.

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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #109 on: 03 Mar 2015, 08:36 »

Slight spoiler from Jeph's Twitter feed!

Either Jeph is trolling or Strip 2909 is going to be longer than usual (normally, I'd say the maximum number of panels is eight). What will happen I wonder?
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #110 on: 03 Mar 2015, 08:38 »

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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #111 on: 03 Mar 2015, 09:10 »

Pintsize should talk to Emily more, they can share their toaster love' desire.

On a similar vein, I think Claire should be talking to Momo more about gender identity. One went thru a gender change, the other changed chassis from a glorified Nendoroid to an Andriod and had to learn some new things in the process. Thinking those could be related somehow.

Momo could be trusted with a secret. They may indeed have something in common. Momo's chassis upgrade was strongly motivated. Was it full-fledged body dysphoria as opposed to wanting to be treated with dignity? If not, that opens the door for an instructive compare-and-contrast conversation with Claire.

Pintsize -- Pintsize is growing up. "Dragons live forever, but not so little boys". If he couldn't learn and grow, he wouldn't be genuinely intelligent.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #112 on: 03 Mar 2015, 09:47 »

You know, it does sort of make me sad that Jeph didn't ever do the one thing with Pintsize which would make things really interesting - find a character who is completely unphased by his crass humor, and can actually up the ante on him.  Every character I can think of has basically reacted in horror to Pintsize at one point or another.  It would be great to see his reaction if someone actually took the bait.  He might be left speechless.

Pintsize has not yet met May. I suspect she could match him crude joke for crude joke.

This would inevitably end with the two of them on the sofa with a USB cable connecting the two of them, exchanging hot packets all night long.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #113 on: 03 Mar 2015, 09:49 »

On the "that could be arranged" part, I wonder if Faye is willing to turn him into a toaster...
She wouldn't need to turn him into a toaster to shove bread into him.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #114 on: 03 Mar 2015, 10:04 »

Pintsize should talk to Emily more, they can share their toaster love' desire.

On a similar vein, I think Claire should be talking to Momo more about gender identity. One went thru a gender change, the other changed chassis from a glorified Nendoroid to an Andriod and had to learn some new things in the process. Thinking those could be related somehow.

I wonder what they did do to Momo's old chassis to keep it out of pintsize's hands...

Slight spoiler from Jeph's Twitter feed!

Either Jeph is trolling or Strip 2909 is going to be longer than usual (normally, I'd say the maximum number of panels is eight). What will happen I wonder?

I'm hoping for eight clairepuns  :claireface:
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« Reply #115 on: 03 Mar 2015, 14:03 »

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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #116 on: 03 Mar 2015, 14:08 »

You know, it does sort of make me sad that Jeph didn't ever do the one thing with Pintsize which would make things really interesting - find a character who is completely unphased by his crass humor, and can actually up the ante on him.  Every character I can think of has basically reacted in horror to Pintsize at one point or another.  It would be great to see his reaction if someone actually took the bait.  He might be left speechless.

I think the closest we gotten to that....was Emily injuring her hand giving Pintsize a button mash hammering.

I guess trying to find out how much porn there is on the internet wasn't as fulfilling as he'd hoped.

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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #117 on: 03 Mar 2015, 16:43 »

I'm reading Pintsize as "FUCK EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU I'M MOVING TO MEXICO".

On the "that could be arranged" part, I wonder if Faye is willing to turn him into a toaster...

I read it as the equivalent of a petulant child shouting "I wish I'd never been born!" When things don't go the way they think they should.


That's what I was trying to channel basically.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #118 on: 03 Mar 2015, 17:33 »

The phrase "unlimited breadsticks" won't leave my head and it's really weirding me out.

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« Reply #119 on: 03 Mar 2015, 17:47 »

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« Reply #120 on: 03 Mar 2015, 18:45 »

Comic's Up!

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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #121 on: 03 Mar 2015, 18:46 »

Dora, try some scotch.  I hear it helps.
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« Reply #122 on: 03 Mar 2015, 18:47 »

Doraaaaaaaaaaa.
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« Reply #123 on: 03 Mar 2015, 18:49 »

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Is it just me, or is that not something a sane person says?
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« Reply #124 on: 03 Mar 2015, 18:50 »

She had to do it to protect her secret identity, she may like Tai but the city needs her. Ever since Pizza Girl disappeared the streets have been patrolled by a masked protector called  Dord-a.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #125 on: 03 Mar 2015, 18:50 »

Oh my gosh, yes! Dora in the spotlight, Sven still exists, relationship drama, everyone is in character!

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« Reply #126 on: 03 Mar 2015, 18:52 »

And now the Dora/Tai dramabomb drops. At least Dora did apparently previously tell Tai about Sven, and no dramabomb about firing Faye for drinking on the job, just pushing her away.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #127 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:10 »

And now the Dora/Tai dramabomb drops.

One thing that worries me, we haven't really seen a lot of Tai and Dora At Home lately, so this impending drama might not have the same impact it would have if we were given more regular glimpses into their lives together...but then, they've only been together three-ish months at this point, and no news is generally good news, so this may be a sign that the honeymoon is ending and they're about to face some actual hurdles.
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« Reply #128 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:11 »

Well, everyone who's been complaining about to much Clairten squee and not enough drama... there is your bomb.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #129 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:16 »

Hopefully there isn't some Law of Conservation of Romance in the QCverse, and Claire and Marten can only be happy if they drain happiness from Dora and Tai.
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« Reply #130 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:20 »

Could Dora be any further in denial? I don't think she's evil (let's not get that shitstorm started again, please and thank you), but what she's saying to Tai suggests that she thinks her own actions have nothing to do with her. There are any number of ways she could've dealt with either Sven or Faye (every bit as decisively, and without being a doormat), but she didn't choose any of the others. At some point, she will have to face up to her choices and their consequences.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #131 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:21 »

Between their first date, "D-don't be upset! Look, boobs!", "That was a dissertation", and "I have to tell Tai about this" think Dora & Tai's happy status quo has been sufficiently established.

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« Reply #132 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:24 »

Dora & Tai's happy status quo has been sufficiently established.

Yeah, true.  For some reason the ear-cheese episode was the first and only thing that came to mind.
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« Reply #133 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:35 »

Could Dora be any further in denial?

I don't think denial is the right word.

Trying to just live with the things that bothered her didn't work, she kept losing her cool with Marten. Setting boundaries for Sven regarding the people around her didn't work, he's a grown man, he doesn't have to listen to her. So now she tries withdrawing from/pushing away the people who are upsetting her. From Dora's perspective that's a rational enough progression and it isn't as if she pushed Faye away forever. The door is still open.

Oh and by the way, thanks for the breadsticks photo, breadstick hentai is going to replace tentacle hentai as the stuff of my nightmares.
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« Reply #134 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:36 »

Get your head outta your ass Dora.
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« Reply #135 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:38 »

Does anyone remember the comic, shortly after Tai and Dora started dating, where Dora was looking at men on her laptop? And looking guilty about it? Do you think that was foreshadowing trouble in their relationship?
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« Reply #136 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:49 »

Without inviting any Dora bashing - and the girl herself is probably under her own sources of stress having to fire a close friend for alcohol related matters, having to replace that friend, having cut off her brother, and then being put on the spot/called out for things - I'm kind of proud of Tai for nipping this scenario in the bud by firmly setting a boundary like that.

I get Dora's frustration - "Would it kill you to open up?" isn't the best way to comfort someone into such opening - but snapping at your partner is still a little callous.
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« Reply #137 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:54 »

Dora's not in denial or not facing up to the consequences of her actions, she's just drowning in guilt.
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« Reply #138 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:56 »

Oh and by the way, thanks for the breadsticks photo, breadstick hentai is going to replace tentacle hentai as the stuff of my nightmares.
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« Reply #139 on: 03 Mar 2015, 19:58 »

Oh and by the way, thanks for the breadsticks photo, breadstick hentai is going to replace tentacle hentai as the stuff of my nightmares.
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« Reply #140 on: 03 Mar 2015, 20:04 »

Alternatively:

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« Reply #141 on: 03 Mar 2015, 20:04 »

Oh and by the way, thanks for the breadsticks photo, breadstick hentai is going to replace tentacle hentai as the stuff of my nightmares.
Did someone say Hentai?



Welp that's chicken and breadsticks corrupted.

Anyways about time someone called Dora out.  Dora is a nice person at heart but she needs some more counseling, before she screws up another good relationship she has.  Right now I don't see Faye and Dora making up right off, to much anger and issues on both sides right now.

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« Reply #142 on: 03 Mar 2015, 20:11 »

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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #143 on: 03 Mar 2015, 20:14 »

Meh, everyone's become a cartoon lately.  I remember when Claire was more than just OMG KYOOOOT.  I miss gawky, punny Claire.

It's not Claire - somewhere between his breakup with Dora and Emily's party, Marten became this eldrich god of chill, and anyone he interacts with, about half the time, the whole situation just seems... off.  That extends to the other party, and most of the time lately, that party is Claire.
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« Reply #144 on: 03 Mar 2015, 20:15 »

Alternatively:



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« Reply #145 on: 03 Mar 2015, 20:25 »

Could Dora be any further in denial?

I don't think denial is the right word.

Trying to just live with the things that bothered her didn't work, she kept losing her cool with Marten. Setting boundaries for Sven regarding the people around her didn't work, he's a grown man, he doesn't have to listen to her. So now she tries withdrawing from/pushing away the people who are upsetting her. From Dora's perspective that's a rational enough progression and it isn't as if she pushed Faye away forever. The door is still open.

Oh and by the way, thanks for the breadsticks photo, breadstick hentai is going to replace tentacle hentai as the stuff of my nightmares.

So what would you suggest as an alternative (he asked un-sarcastically)? Like I said, I don't think she should be a doormat, but I also don't think she's necessarily made the healthiest choices in terms of how she's dealt with people... like I said, I'm coming up short by way of nomenclature, but it seems disingenuous of her to represent those hasty choices as her only option.

Sorry 'bout the breadstick hentai. Here, scour your mind with some soothing naan:
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #146 on: 03 Mar 2015, 20:38 »

You know, it does sort of make me sad that Jeph didn't ever do the one thing with Pintsize which would make things really interesting - find a character who is completely unphased by his crass humor, and can actually up the ante on him.  Every character I can think of has basically reacted in horror to Pintsize at one point or another.  It would be great to see his reaction if someone actually took the bait.  He might be left speechless.

Hasn't this already happened with Marten's mom in 1829?  Granted, we don't see Pintsize's reaction to her reaction to get goatse'd.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #147 on: 03 Mar 2015, 20:39 »

Mmm yummy Naan.

I don't know, but not denial. She's not pretending nothing happened, she's not refusing to acknowledge she made a choice, she's not even refusing to deal with problems. She's actively deciding that there are things she should not have to deal with. Specifically, other people's shit.

You've never walked away rather than get dragged down?
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #148 on: 03 Mar 2015, 20:40 »

With Dora, I think her continuingly pushing people who she feels undermine her authority is all tied into her control issues. Think about it. Sven seems to constantly cross the line where it comes to Dora and how she thinks he should behave. Faye crossed the line in regards to the employee-employer relationship, disrespecting the rules (and Dora) by her actions.

She feels out of control where it comes to them. However, by her actively pushing them away, it puts her in control of the situation in her mind, and forces -them- to come to -her- if they want to beg forgiveness from her.
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Re: WCDT 2907-2911 (2nd - 6th March 2015)
« Reply #149 on: 03 Mar 2015, 20:50 »

Dora completely ignored Tai's feelings and didn't even seem to realize they existed.
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