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Oh Canada! What Changes Dost Though Wrought?

All characters unaccountably start using the word 'Eh' in every sentence
Marten trades in the 'Teh' shirt for one with a red maple leaf
May suddenly wants to be a Mountie
Dora suddenly apologises all the time
For no adequately explored reason, the strip is suddenly set in Halifax
Pintsize changes his langage settings to French (Canadian)
Claire is suddenly from Quebec
Most mysteriously... THERE ARE NO CHANGES AT ALL!
Coffee of Doom becomes Poutine of Doom
Marten trades in the 'Teh' shirt for an 'Eh' shirt

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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #150 on: 03 Sep 2015, 05:15 »

Claire's tattoo idea reminds me of this:

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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #151 on: 03 Sep 2015, 08:18 »

If Marten compares her to Clinton again she will scweam and scweam and scweam and then hold her breath until he stops.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #152 on: 03 Sep 2015, 08:42 »

I can understand that kind of view very well - body mods are always a risk, one way or the other (allergic reaction, hitting a nerve...), for... fashion, more or less. If you exchange  your grey shirt for a red one, or getting your hair cut in a practical way, you don't risk infection just for fashion. Yes, fashion - asserting your identity would be a lot different if everybody got modded, and the way people get mods changes over time as well.

Virtually nothing in life worth having comes without risk. In fact, plenty of things in life that are deemed essential - crossing the street, getting into a car, ever, getting surgery on something non-life threatening - have plenty of risk.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #153 on: 03 Sep 2015, 09:31 »

Also, when I see a septum piercing, I always think of cows. I can't help myself.
I've never seen or heard of a cow with a nose ring. Do you mean a bull? Or is it (as I am beginning to suspect) that in the USA "cow" means any bovine regardless of age or sex, not specifically an adult female after her first calf?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #154 on: 03 Sep 2015, 09:49 »

OED defines cow as:
"a domesticated female ox; a domestic bovine animal (regardless of sex or age) orig. US." 

So yes, that is a specific US difference.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #155 on: 03 Sep 2015, 09:52 »

I can understand that kind of view very well - body mods are always a risk, one way or the other (allergic reaction, hitting a nerve...), for... fashion, more or less. If you exchange  your grey shirt for a red one, or getting your hair cut in a practical way, you don't risk infection just for fashion. Yes, fashion - asserting your identity would be a lot different if everybody got modded, and the way people get mods changes over time as well.

Virtually nothing in life worth having comes without risk. In fact, plenty of things in life that are deemed essential - crossing the street, getting into a car, ever, getting surgery on something non-life threatening - have plenty of risk.

Yes, but those may be worth it, for some reason. Risking infections or dead nerves just because you want a fashionable piece of metal through a body part isn't worth the risk, for me at least.

Also, when I see a septum piercing, I always think of cows. I can't help myself.
I've never seen or heard of a cow with a nose ring. Do you mean a bull? Or is it (as I am beginning to suspect) that in the USA "cow" means any bovine regardless of age or sex, not specifically an adult female after her first calf?

Not a native English speaker. I thought 'cow' was yes, an adult female, but also a colloquial blanket term for cattle.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #156 on: 03 Sep 2015, 11:07 »

for me at least.

And that's the thing.

It's a personal choice and people shouldn't be judged harshly because they like how a nose ring looks, even if you personally believe it looks bovine. You like septum piercings, get one. You don't like them, whatever your reasons, don't. Simple as that.

Personally, I'm a fan, but I'd look like an idiot with one. My face is all wrong, and I'm terrified of needles besides. So I'm right in the middle, got mad respect for anyone who does it, never doing it myself
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #157 on: 03 Sep 2015, 11:16 »

I don't much care for the way the word 'fashion' is being used either.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #158 on: 03 Sep 2015, 11:42 »

for me at least.

And that's the thing.

It's a personal choice and people shouldn't be judged harshly because they like how a nose ring looks, even if you personally believe it looks bovine. You like septum piercings, get one. You don't like them, whatever your reasons, don't. Simple as that.

Personally, I'm a fan, but I'd look like an idiot with one. My face is all wrong, and I'm terrified of needles besides. So I'm right in the middle, got mad respect for anyone who does it, never doing it myself

I've never said I don't want others to get them or whatever - that's completely fine, I really don't care. I won't judge anybody for body mods - it's their decision what they want to do with their body. I was just trying to explain my point of view: I don't care to modify my body, except if it has real, measurable benefits. I'd tattoo my body if it was necessary to fight cancer, but I'd never pierce my eyebrow to add another piece of jewellery to my body. I also didn't care much for strawman construction.

I don't much care for the way the word 'fashion' is being used either.
What word should I use? I was trying to express that it was an aesthetic choice, similar to the choice of getting a certain kind of haircut or wearing certain kinds of clothes. You yourself drew those parallels.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #159 on: 03 Sep 2015, 12:08 »

I'd tattoo my body if it was necessary to fight cancer,

I have some tattooed marks from my cancer treatment - they were targets for aligning the radiotherapy equipment for each treatment.  My first wife hated them because they reminded her of my illness (not, curiously, of my recovery!).
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #160 on: 03 Sep 2015, 12:30 »

I won't judge anybody for body mods

Dude, saying people with septum piercings look like cows (not your exact words, but that's how it reads) sounds pretty judgmental.

 I get it's not the way you meant it, I imagine you meant the nose ring itself, but you gotta remember that piercing's a part of them. It's who they are.

Imagine how you'd respond if someone said looking at you reminded them of a cow.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #161 on: 03 Sep 2015, 12:37 »

That's enough of this though, it's tiresome and there are many feelings on both sides.

I'm in favor of Claire getting a septum piercing because she wants one. I think it's awesome when people do that kind of thing for themselves, because it's them taking initiative to change their appearance in a way they find pleasurable. I'm in favor of people liking how they look, and we all know Claire's spent a lot of her life very much not liking how she looked. It's up to Jeph whether she does it, and it's ultimately an aesthetic preference either way. I think Shadowrun librarian is an amazing concept
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #162 on: 03 Sep 2015, 12:42 »

I'd tattoo my body if it was necessary to fight cancer,

I have some tattooed marks from my cancer treatment - they were targets for aligning the radiotherapy equipment for each treatment.  My first wife hated them because they reminded her of my illness (not, curiously, of my recovery!).
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #163 on: 03 Sep 2015, 13:36 »

Claire's tattoo idea reminds me of this:




Holy.  Shit.  I now know exactly what I'm getting for my next tattoo.  (minus the text below, of course).  Edit: Or I could include the text and just change "paper" for "latex"   :-D
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #164 on: 03 Sep 2015, 14:18 »

No, change "paper" to "skin". It's a pretty essential material, after all.  :lol:
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« Reply #165 on: 03 Sep 2015, 17:57 »

I apologise that I'm probably beating a dead horse, but I'll just get this off my chest.

Everyone gets judged for their fashion choices, so let's all stop pretending, shall we? If you've ever looked at someone and thought "that looks awesome" or "that looks terrible," or anything in between really, then you've done it.

So how about we stop commenting on the motes in our fellow forum-goers' eyes?

One side of the conversation likes the way piercings look; the other dislikes it. It is doubtlessly a polarising topic. Their reasons for liking or disliking them are obviously personal. So if someone says "I wouldn't do it unless there were a pragmatic benefit," there's really no point in trying to logically argue them out of that viewpoint. They are not saying that all actions should be driven by practicality, just that they don't like the look of piercings. The difference between the risk of piercings and the risk of crossing the street for them is, quite simply, that they want to cross the street. It's no more complicated than that.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #166 on: 03 Sep 2015, 18:06 »

Everyone should just agree with me.

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« Reply #167 on: 03 Sep 2015, 18:16 »

Everyone should disagree with me.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #168 on: 03 Sep 2015, 18:25 »

In other words, agree to disagree?
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« Reply #169 on: 03 Sep 2015, 18:32 »

I agree to agreeing that we should agree to disagree.  :-D

And now the word agree has gone all weird on me. I hate that.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #170 on: 03 Sep 2015, 18:40 »

In other words, agree to disagree?
I don't have an opinion on the matter. :)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #171 on: 03 Sep 2015, 19:10 »

So, when I called it an important topic in my first post, I didn't know I was being serious.  :facepalm:

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« Reply #172 on: 03 Sep 2015, 19:10 »

It was a tough lesson, but at least you learned it early.
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« Reply #173 on: 03 Sep 2015, 19:26 »

So, when I called it an important topic in my first post, I didn't know I was being serious.  :facepalm:

Shit, dude, way to make an entrance!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #174 on: 03 Sep 2015, 19:29 »

So, when I called it an important topic in my first post, I didn't know I was being serious.  :facepalm:

Shit, dude, way to make an entrance!

I guess my forum icon is more fitting than I realized.  :claireface:
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« Reply #175 on: 03 Sep 2015, 19:32 »

So, when I called it an important topic in my first post, I didn't know I was being serious.  :facepalm:

Shit, dude, way to make an entrance!

I guess my forum icon is more fitting than I realized.  :claireface:

I like the use of claireface there. Your profile photo choice was indeed Claire-voyant
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« Reply #176 on: 03 Sep 2015, 19:58 »

Well! Speaking of claireface, today's comic is going to have me laughing for the rest of the day.
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« Reply #177 on: 03 Sep 2015, 20:00 »

Now that is how you start a weekend :wow:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #178 on: 03 Sep 2015, 20:19 »

YES YES YES YES YES   Claire's puns are back! 
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« Reply #179 on: 03 Sep 2015, 21:42 »

Oh no. Why anyone would want such a hideous piercing is beyond me, but Claire who was so pretty.
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« Reply #180 on: 03 Sep 2015, 21:43 »

Really, this again? Did you not read the whole thing we went through?
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« Reply #181 on: 03 Sep 2015, 21:51 »

Yes, that thought rings a bell.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #182 on: 03 Sep 2015, 22:02 »

Claire with a septum ring?

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« Reply #183 on: 03 Sep 2015, 22:17 »

Whether or not you like septum rings, you can't deny today's comic is really goddamn cute. Also, Marten wasn't wishy washy, and didn't go too hard in the opposite direction. He was honest and open about his own opinion, but made sure to tell Claire that regardless of his views, she should do what makes her happy. Still-giggling Marten in the shop is just an adorable bonus to a week of strips already ending on a really good note. To the people hoping this would evolve into a fight, I say HA HA!

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« Reply #184 on: 03 Sep 2015, 23:06 »

You know, the first time that someone actually appreciates one of Claire's puns and it has to happen now? Claire's luck, as a punster, kind of stinks. I also get the feeling that this whole situation could lead to a set of really weird subconscious associations for Marten whenever he looks at that thing. I mean... there is a very real possibility that he'll mutter 'ringing endorsement' and start giggling whenever he sees it!

I also think that this is going to hurt enough that the positive zing of endorphins from the ear piercing. I'm not sure the subconscious associations it will create for Claire that Marten having a laughing fit whilst her nose was hurting a lot!

One thing that does occur to me is this: It looks like Claire had made her mind up anyway. This is a relief. I'd have been worried if she only wanted to do this because she thought Marten needed her to be more daring in how she looked or if she felt that it was somehow something that she was obliged to do on some level as a woman in the twenty-teens.

P.S.: Like Marten, I'm not crazy about septum rings... I'm not really crazy about any but the subtlest piercings, to be quite honest.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #185 on: 03 Sep 2015, 23:07 »

Emily very much enjoyed the "arms race" pun, even if she may have not actually understood the joke itself.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #186 on: 03 Sep 2015, 23:33 »

I won't judge anybody for body mods

Dude, saying people with septum piercings look like cows (not your exact words, but that's how it reads) sounds pretty judgmental.
and if it is?  getting a completely elective septum ring doesn't free one from being judged by others, just as disliking septum rings doesn't free one from being judged as an old fuddy duddy (which I apparently am :D  )  It is pretty pointless to fret about people having a different opinion on the matter (in either direction).

I think that's been said better above me but I felt like putting my foot in my mouth today or something
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #187 on: 04 Sep 2015, 03:43 »

Surely Claire is the one who'd want to be a Mountie, not May.

I mean, it's Claire. It would make about as much sense as anything else she's said for months.

This week's strips were really disappointing. Maybe next week will be better, but after this week, I'm about ready for Jeph to write Claire and Marten out.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #188 on: 04 Sep 2015, 05:17 »

Has Marten EVER reacted like this to one of Claire's puns? Don't get me wrong, I do like them. But it really throws me off seeing Marten reacting this way. Is this the power of being in a new relationship? Personally, I thought this strip was over the top. Unless I am mistaken, and Marten has always reacted like this...it's just too much of an attempt at "cuteness" to have him still bent over laughing over her joke. I get it. They are a cute couple. But hitting us over the head with it by completely changing how the characters act is just throwing me out of the comic world.

To be fair, I'm pretty sure my husband laughed more at my stupid jokes when we first started dating. Maybe I'm just a grumpy old lady now. And jealous that I can never think of any good puns on the spot. Haha.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #189 on: 04 Sep 2015, 05:33 »

It's actually the first time that Marten has reacted this way to Claire's puns. Although he has liked her jokes before, this is the first time he's reacted this way.

Of course, you never know what's going to tickle someone's funny bone. I've been reduced to helpless tears by jokes that barely make others blink. Humour is one of those uniquely subjective experiences in that way. One person's droll or even unfunny is one's pure crystal of comedy!

The lesson? Just because you don't get it, doesn't make it unfunny and don't look down on those who do get it!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #190 on: 04 Sep 2015, 06:23 »

POLL RESULTS
Oh Canada! What Changes Dost Though Wrought?

All characters unaccountably start using the word 'Eh' in every sentence   5 (9.1%)
Marten trades in the 'Teh' shirt for one with a red maple leaf                    3 (5.5%)
May suddenly wants to be a Mountie                                                      3 (5.5%)
Dora suddenly apologises all the time                                                     5 (9.1%)
For no adequately explored reason, the strip is suddenly set in Halifax      6 (10.9%)
Pintsize changes his langage settings to French (Canadian)                      5 (9.1%)
Claire is suddenly from Quebec                                                             3 (5.5%)
Most mysteriously... THERE ARE NO CHANGES AT ALL!                             9 (16.4%)
Coffee of Doom becomes Poutine of Doom                                             1 (1.8%)
Marten trades in the 'Teh' shirt for an 'Eh' shirt
                             15 (27.3%) 

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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #191 on: 04 Sep 2015, 06:27 »

Well, that's funnier than  expected.  I like the tatoo artists YES THIS WILL HURT poster.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #192 on: 04 Sep 2015, 06:41 »

I've never gotten any piercings. I almost did during my high school scene kid phase when I thought plugs were really cool.

I am seriously considering a tattoo now, though.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #193 on: 04 Sep 2015, 07:45 »

Really, this again? Did you not read the whole thing we went through?

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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #194 on: 04 Sep 2015, 08:16 »

That's just strange to me, to jump into a conversation without catching yourself up on it if that's an option.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #195 on: 04 Sep 2015, 08:36 »

I'm with Marten on this one... septum piercings look dumb on just about everyone IN MY OPINION.

nearly got a lip piercing in college, also nearly got an eyebrow piercing in college. I'm glad that I'm un-modified at least when it comes to cosmetic modification. I am a friggin cyborg though... so at least my modifications serve a purpose.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #196 on: 04 Sep 2015, 09:02 »

Just a reminder: Decoration and self expression are purposes too.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #197 on: 04 Sep 2015, 09:29 »

true... but "have people look at me" and "avoid a painful death" are not exactly on the same level when it comes to reasons for doing things.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #198 on: 04 Sep 2015, 10:19 »

Has Marten EVER reacted like this to one of Claire's puns? Don't get me wrong, I do like them. But it really throws me off seeing Marten reacting this way. Is this the power of being in a new relationship? Personally, I thought this strip was over the top. Unless I am mistaken, and Marten has always reacted like this...it's just too much of an attempt at "cuteness" to have him still bent over laughing over her joke. I get it. They are a cute couple. But hitting us over the head with it by completely changing how the characters act is just throwing me out of the comic world.

To be fair, I'm pretty sure my husband laughed more at my stupid jokes when we first started dating. Maybe I'm just a grumpy old lady now. And jealous that I can never think of any good puns on the spot. Haha.

My first thought was "Claire's puns have finally caused permanent brain damage."   :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3036 - 3040 (31 August to 4 September 2015)
« Reply #199 on: 04 Sep 2015, 10:36 »

I think I finally have to weigh in with an opinion on the subject.

That was not Claire's best pun.

I think she tried too hard to get it around. To close the loop, if you will. To bring it full circle.

I fear she didn't quite push the point through, if you know what I mean. It's likely to leave an uncomfortable hole.
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