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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #100 on: 07 Jul 2015, 23:17 »

Given how precious a word-count is in a comic, could Faye be selling banana smoothies from a newly-welded up gizmo soon?

Faye's banana smoothies are not merely a dessert. They are Performance Art. And a metaphor for the political process in Central American countries. The Ultimate Murder Chassis will be snake-shaped and able to make coconut smoothies. Pineapple smoothies. Durian smoothies. Faye style.

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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #101 on: 07 Jul 2015, 23:17 »

That's some adorable wingwoman Hanners.

Perhaps for the best the plan failed though or she'd have to watch two people drinking from the same cup.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #102 on: 07 Jul 2015, 23:19 »

Now, did anyone else see what's missing today? Yes, the blackboard menu at the back of the shop is gone! It's a glaring enough change in the background that I saw it immediately and made it harder for me to mentally 'get into' the characters being in CoD.

Isn't it just because of the angle? I would expect the blackboard to be a bit to the right of the shot.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #103 on: 07 Jul 2015, 23:24 »

Isn't it just because of the angle? I would expect the blackboard to be a bit to the right of the shot.

I'm fairly sure that previous panels showing CoD from that angle have shown the blackboard. It should extend at least as far as the end of the small table behind Hanners.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #104 on: 08 Jul 2015, 00:18 »

It does not extend that far. It's an art error, but one of perception, methinks. The counter/bench/thingy does extend further than the blackboard.

This is plain when Faye brings her "first bottle" to work, after Marigold's preggers with Hanners dream.

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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #105 on: 08 Jul 2015, 01:57 »

Hanners has that "reasonable number of babies" look in her eyes again.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #106 on: 08 Jul 2015, 03:15 »

If you like durian at all, durian ice cream and durian smoothies are actually pretty good.  The strength of the smell and flavor is cut down because of the addition of cream/milk/salt/sugar, and so you get that sort of ripe, heady flavor, but it's a much more mild version.

I like durian, but only when it's young and hard (no pun intended here).  Soft durian is too much for me to handle in flavor, texture, and smell.
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« Reply #107 on: 08 Jul 2015, 04:34 »

If you like durian at all, durian ice cream and durian smoothies are actually pretty good.

Home made Durian icecream... YUM. But then, I'm one of the unusual Falang who love the fresh fruit too. That surprised my minders in Sattahip naval base and Supreme HQ Royal Thai Navy. Ah, memories of inhaling green curry on the banks of the Chao Praya in Krungthep... while the German engineers I was with looked on aghast.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #108 on: 08 Jul 2015, 09:14 »

I've never even heard of durian. Is it available in the States?
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #109 on: 08 Jul 2015, 09:33 »

It's not common at supermarkets, but Asian markets often sell them.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #110 on: 08 Jul 2015, 09:57 »

Wow, this comic strip really reminds me of the quasi-dates of my younger years. Awkwardness galore.
I hope it's a dud relationship, that could possibly be revisited down the line.
Perhaps Emily gets another boy-friend, or something juicy like that.

I identify with this story arc quite a bit, so I'm actually at the edge of my seat this week.

The Claireten story arc hasn't done much for me. But this has sparked my attention.

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« Reply #111 on: 08 Jul 2015, 11:40 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #112 on: 08 Jul 2015, 14:19 »

Guard your lug wrenches.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #113 on: 08 Jul 2015, 15:02 »

I don't melt them over Banana Smoothies

Ruins the taste
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #114 on: 08 Jul 2015, 16:08 »

Quite right! Banana flavored lug wrench is awful.

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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #115 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:17 »

Comic 2999: At the dawn of a new era in QC, Jeph sticks it to everyone who ever called Emily one-note.

New Emily, I like.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #116 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:25 »

Holy crap if I didn't just fall in love with Emily.
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« Reply #117 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:26 »

Comic 2999: At the dawn of a new era in QC, Jeph sticks it to everyone who ever called Emily one-note.

Comic 3000:  Jeph reveals that the first 2999 strips was nothing more than Emily's dream.  Emily wakes up, ready to face the world with her newfound knowledge, and now - finally - Questionable Content begins in earnest.
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« Reply #118 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:35 »

Weird all the way down. I like it.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #119 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:38 »

This was surprisingly honest on both their parts. I approve. I don't see them dating, but I do think they could be good friends.
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« Reply #120 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:39 »

Comic 3000:  Jeph reveals that the first 2999 strips was nothing more than Emily's dream.  Emily wakes up, ready to face the world with her newfound knowledge, and now - finally - Questionable Content begins in earnest.

"Sara! Gabby!  I had the strangest dream!  And you were there, and you were there--okay, not for very long, but still!"
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« Reply #121 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:42 »

I don't see them dating
Why not?
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« Reply #122 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:45 »

This was surprisingly honest on both their parts. I approve. I don't see them dating, but I do think they could be good friends.

Actually with that conversation, I can see real dating having a chance. They may or may not click further, but at least the next time will be a real date and not the weirdness of the last time.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #123 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:54 »

I just hope that Emily's Incredibly Verbose Character Growth Spurt means we're never treated to an entire strip of her yelling "Dogs!" or "Clin-ton!" again.
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« Reply #124 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:55 »

This isn't a growth spurt. She's told people this before, she says.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #125 on: 08 Jul 2015, 19:59 »

Yeah, but not in-comic.  We've really only seen Weird Emily.
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« Reply #126 on: 08 Jul 2015, 20:11 »

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« Reply #127 on: 08 Jul 2015, 20:12 »

No, I know, but if she's done this before but stayed weird (and in fact, is weird all the way down), why would we expect her to change? Why would we want her to?
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« Reply #128 on: 08 Jul 2015, 20:25 »

I don't see them dating
Why not?

Because of some very anecdotal personal experience, more than anything else, probably. People like Emily can be very exhausting for people like Clinton, from what I have seen and observed. Mind, I am not particularly worldly or good at people. It just seems to me that Emily needs someone who can keep up, mentally, physically, and emotionally to her. She seems to be very high energy. It's not even just "Oh, so wacky!" energy either. From what I've seen of Clinton, I don't think he can match that. Heaven knows I couldn't.
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« Reply #129 on: 08 Jul 2015, 20:32 »

No, I know, but if she's done this before but stayed weird (and in fact, is weird all the way down), why would we expect her to change? Why would we want her to?

Hush, it's just a retcon.  Because Weird Emily may have been amusing 800 strips ago, but if she's still Weird Emily 800 strips later, and another 800 after that, with no other angle to her character, then she's just boring.  Might as well send her into the stacks to fight Bibliodons with Gabby so we can spend more time with Claire. 

I don't mind Emily continuing to express her gleeful love of weird things, mind you, but I want to see more moments like this, too.  Her "hidden depths."  So I'm glad Jeph decided to retcon explore her character a bit more.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #130 on: 08 Jul 2015, 21:06 »

This revelation would have had more of an impact on me if Emily hadn't come to this coffee shop to get a banana smashed with a hammer in a cup. Or if she hadn't just had a magical connection with a bunch of strange dogs.

I don't think any of us say Emily is random because we think it's calculated, or that she's emphasizing those features on purpose. I think we say she's random because she's a caricature of a 'quirky' girl with no other defining character traits.

This speech might be a good start, but Jeph's got a long way to go if he wants me to buy it. If he's just using this as an excuse to keep making Emily full weird all the time, because this is his Get Out Of No Characterization Shown Free Card, I'm going to be sorely disappointed.

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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #131 on: 08 Jul 2015, 21:41 »

Yay! A new side of Emily! :laugh:



I don't melt them over Banana Smoothies

Ruins the taste

Yeah, nothing quite destroys the flavor of a yummy lugwrench like a banana.
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« Reply #132 on: 08 Jul 2015, 22:04 »

Yay! A new side of Emily!
Not quite, merely a clarification. I'm glad she's happy to be herself - for who else could she be?
Me, I'm visualising whorled peas as I view the turtles all the way down.

The Retcon machine might need a service though.
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« Reply #133 on: 08 Jul 2015, 22:16 »

I've never even heard of durian. Is it available in the States?



You eat the yellow custardy bits.

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« Reply #134 on: 08 Jul 2015, 23:02 »

You eat the yellow custardy bits.

While holding your nose, to avoid the horrible, horrible smell.  :psyduck:
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« Reply #135 on: 08 Jul 2015, 23:37 »

It's turtles all the way down.

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« Reply #136 on: 09 Jul 2015, 00:02 »

My immediate thought on the last panel was that it's a great opportunity for someone looking for a  new avatar  or sig quote.

As for where this conversation is going... great opportunity for Clinton to show some sympathy for Emily's predicament, if he can find the right thing to say. It could be that his lack of understanding of conventional social protocols is just the thing to protect him him freaking out at Emily's weirdness. His honesty in the second panel is encouraging, and had the instant effect of opening her up. Well done, Clinton.
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« Reply #137 on: 09 Jul 2015, 00:06 »

I think that we have learnt more about Emily in this strip almost more than we have in all her previous appearances combined! I'm glad that she's aware of herself and doesn't feel the need to apologize for anything.
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« Reply #138 on: 09 Jul 2015, 00:10 »

Are other people really "lazy" or just busy? Wouldn't it be a courtesy to them to develop a simulation of "normal" for use in casual interactions?
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« Reply #139 on: 09 Jul 2015, 00:47 »

I think that we have learnt more about Emily in this strip almost more than we have in all her previous appearances combined! I'm glad that she's aware of herself and doesn't feel the need to apologize for anything.

Wee already know that's she's more than merely goofy, though.  Remember her mad programming skillz.  With Clinton's interest in robotics they could make quite a pair.
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« Reply #140 on: 09 Jul 2015, 00:52 »

And the strip ends when they make mecha-Cthulhu.
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« Reply #141 on: 09 Jul 2015, 01:00 »

Snaps for Emily's monologue today. I feel so much of what she says.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #142 on: 09 Jul 2015, 01:19 »

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2999

Panel 3 - Emily goes from being a cartoon character to being a human woman.

Best artwork on a facial expression yet, Jeph.
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« Reply #143 on: 09 Jul 2015, 01:37 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #144 on: 09 Jul 2015, 02:24 »

This new update made me so happy, that I was moved enough to actually register in the forums so I could post about it. So, here's my first post ever. Sorry it's so long, and hope it makes sense.

I have ADHD (finally diagnosed in September of last year), and while it's never been stated that Emily herself has ADHD, her monologue related so heavily to things that I have felt
when trying to be myself around other people, because people do say things like that to me, all the time. People constantly refer to me, like Emily said, as weird, spacey or "random",
and though I don't think they realize it, it's incredibly belittling and dismissive. People say a lot of really hurtful, ignorant things about ADHD (not to mention my own family), right to your face,
and while I've been this way my whole life, before I just assumed that it was because I was stupid and dumb. Actually knowing my diagnosis has, in a way, made me feel worse about myself,
because it's this big, inescapable, many-faceted thing that, more often not, can be really shitty and hard to deal with. Everyone assumes ADHD just means being a bit forgetful, losing your keys
all the time and being that stereotypical "ooh SQUIRREL!" type person, but there's a lot more to it than that.

I'm in University now (going for my Bachelors in Fine Arts), and while I'm really proud that I made it there on my own, I've been coming up against a lot of opposition towards my mental disorder
from fellow students, and my own teachers, because I don't think about or create art the same way that they want me to, the way that everyone else does. "People are saying I'm not like them,
and it was a bad thing."
That's something I've been having to deal with A LOT recently. It's hard and demoralizing, especially from the people that should be understanding.

I'm not ashamed to admit that this comic made me cry. It just kind of summed up a lot of the things I've been struggling with over this past year especially. Everything Emily said in the 5th panel is so
important to me, and something I really needed to hear. "I'm happy with who I am, and with how my brain works" is something I may have to get tattooed on my arm so I can look at it every
day and remind myself. It was just really, really nice to read it in a comic that I've been a fan of for years and years, from a character who is roughly the same age and gender as myself, and while
not officially written as an ADHDer, certainly shares some of it's qualities (albeit the stereotypical ones).

TLDR: Emotions were felt, representation is important, and Emily may be my new favourite.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #145 on: 09 Jul 2015, 03:26 »

Welcome, new person!

Also, how interesting that Jeph has never mentioned ADHD, but has managed to portray the behaviour (and the reactions of others to it)  so accurately that it can be easily recognised by someone who knows.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #146 on: 09 Jul 2015, 04:17 »

I get what Emily's saying, and I can appreciate it, but I struggle to see it as actual character development.  It could be opening the door, but until we see a bit of a change in Emily, it's just a speech.

As of now, in the comic, why wouldn't people think she's weird and random?  When was the last time she actually showed interest in someone else's views, tried to get to know someone, or made a connection with them, outside of Clinton?  Even when she had the big party, she spent a lot of it doing weird, random things, so it makes sense that the people around her see her that way.  Did she have any real conversations with anyone?

It's not that she can't be herself, because there's nothing wrong with the things she does.  But if she wants other people to see her as something other than weird and random, then she has to do a little work to show that there's more to her than the surface stuff she does.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #147 on: 09 Jul 2015, 04:32 »

No, I know, but if she's done this before but stayed weird (and in fact, is weird all the way down), why would we expect her to change? Why would we want her to?

Hush, it's just a retcon.  Because Weird Emily may have been amusing 800 strips ago, but if she's still Weird Emily 800 strips later, and another 800 after that, with no other angle to her character, then she's just boring.  Might as well send her into the stacks to fight Bibliodons with Gabby so we can spend more time with Claire. 

I don't mind Emily continuing to express her gleeful love of weird things, mind you, but I want to see more moments like this, too.  Her "hidden depths."  So I'm glad Jeph decided to retcon explore her character a bit more.
Well yeah, hopefully we actually see more of her depth, my point is that she wouldn't be changing at all, we'd just actually see more of her. Especially now that she's around people who might be able to appreciate it.
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #148 on: 09 Jul 2015, 04:33 »

Emily knows she is wierd and random and just wants people to accept her for what she is. Adorbs!
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Re: WCDT Strips 2996-3000 (6th to 10th July 2015)
« Reply #149 on: 09 Jul 2015, 04:43 »

I would say that from a literary standpoint opening a window to let the readers understand the character better is as much and as valid character development as having the character learn and grow from experience. This is an observed media after all. The point of it is what the reader takes away from it, not what the fictional characters learn.
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