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Author Topic: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)  (Read 33676 times)

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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #150 on: 27 Nov 2015, 06:03 »

Also, is it just me, or are waists being drawn really weirdly lately? I can't put my finger on why they look weird, but they look weird.
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #151 on: 27 Nov 2015, 06:16 »

Does it occur to no one that Momo can control the power of her taser burst? That she doesn't have to or indeed does use it with intent to kill every time she uses it? That the force could have been the equivalent of punching a friend who made a crude and inappropriate comment about the form (or in this case, existence) of her genitals. I am not saying this excuses physical violence in response to crude language and inappropriate questions. But there is a level of difference between punching a friend and pulling out a gun and shooting them. It's pretty unlikely Momo's heading to Robot Jail over this. And even less likely that May will be the one to report her.

arcing electricity follows fairly predictable rules. circuitry also responds fairly predictably to current.

seeing as how a simple static spark (arc measured in millimeters) can fry a computer motherboard, any arc covering the distance shown in the comic would easily destroy a cpu/ram/other. if May were grounded... the current would bypass her circuitry, but she wouldn't go all "ajfhaskfhdskehf" like she does in the comic were that the case.

Except that electricity (and for that matter mechanical damage) has never, ever permanently damaged on AnthroPCs. Even when they appear to be impaired in ways resembling brain injury, they recover quickly.

If it's not cartoon physics in action, then AnthroPCs must be practically impervious to damage (or somehow self-repairing, though I'm not sure if nanotech has been mentioned in the comic yet). In that case all the apparent cognitive effects - lisping, stuttering, etc. - are deliberate reactions or programmed reflexes. AnthroPCs mimic a lot of behavior for communication and social purposes; it would make sense for them to have mock reactions to physical violence even if it doesn't damage them.
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #152 on: 27 Nov 2015, 06:29 »

I think I've finally worked out just how invasive May's comments on Wednesday were. I present my analogy:

I imagine it'd be akin to someone staring at you with their Google Glasses on, taking a picture, and then watching them reverse image search that to find porn stars that look like you to decide how bangable you are right in front of you, while telling you that is what they are doing.
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #153 on: 27 Nov 2015, 06:35 »

Why did Hanners shrink upwards of 4" between panels 3 & 4?

Jeph zoomed in and moved up a little. You can use the bottom of the chalk board as a reference to see her shoulders are in the same place even though the comic camera, as such, moved. Sven's bun and tilted head make his transition less dramatic.

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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #154 on: 27 Nov 2015, 07:01 »

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Why did Hanners shrink upwards of 4" between panels 3 & 4?

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Also, is it just me, or are waists being drawn really weirdly lately? I can't put my finger on why they look weird, but they look weird.

Maybe Jeph is still adjusting to the metric system in Canada.  :-)
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #155 on: 27 Nov 2015, 09:07 »

I think a lot of what's going on is Dora's trust issues, at this point - especially after Faye screwed her over, she really won't trust anyone to run the business unless she's absolutely forced to.

Not only do I agree with this, but I think it may be even worse; Dora's confidence in her own judgment of people has been called into question. After all, she judged Faye to be ready for an assistant manager position (over the objections of some of her employees no less!) right before Faye went into her alcoholic tailspin. How does she know she won't make that mistake again? Better to not take the chance. Yeah, it'd mean back to working crazy hours and no vacations ever, but at least she'll know the shop is the hands of the only person she feels she can really trust; her own.

Sucks to be Dora. Sucks even more to be her SO at this point, since any personal relationships are likely to be placed a distant second to running CoD.
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #156 on: 27 Nov 2015, 13:22 »

I think the whole thing with Faye, and there is fault to go round on both sides of that issue, has lnocked Doras confidence.  Boss Dora knows she did the right thing, but Friend Dora is feeling kinda like a heel, especially after Faye ended up in Hospital, and she feels she let Faye (and herself to a small degree) down.
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #157 on: 27 Nov 2015, 17:33 »

Why did Hanners shrink upwards of 4" between panels 3 & 4?

Sat down on a chair behind the counter?
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #158 on: 27 Nov 2015, 19:04 »

Things got so heated, Hannelore is still shrinking as she gradually cools.
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #159 on: 27 Nov 2015, 21:11 »

Do you hear baristas sing?
Singing the songs of Coffee Doom!
We've had a caffeine revolution here
Since Dora left the room!

When the milk is good and steamed
And the espresso has been made,
Serve up a latte to the lass
On the barricade!

As Penelope's proposing revolution in this place,
Dear Hannelore is calling to her Dad in outer space,
"Dear Daddy, could you point a laser at somebody's face?"

Do you hear baristas sing?
Singing the songs of Coffee Doom!
Now that Penelope has barricaded up the ladies' room,
Will a fight be breaking out?
And will my order be delayed?
Soon the barista's blood will baptize the barricade!
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #160 on: 29 Nov 2015, 02:48 »

Irreplaced?

Perfectly cromulent.
I'm not finding it anywhere. Does it just mean "not replaced"?
If something is replaceable, it is something that can be replaced.
If something is irreplaceable, it is something that can be irreplaced. 8-)
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #161 on: 29 Nov 2015, 05:09 »

Irreplaced?

Perfectly cromulent.
I'm not finding it anywhere. Does it just mean "not replaced"?
If something is irreplaceable, it is something that can be irreplaced. 8-)

But... No... That... That is nonsensical, you cannot take a negative and verb it... It is like unringing a bell...
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #162 on: 29 Nov 2015, 14:42 »

Okay, I'll advocate for the devil...  :evil:

It's a passive verb rather than an active one.

It's of course silly to say "I am unringing the bell."
But it's fine to say "the bell remains unrung" (i.e. no-one has rung it).

It would have been correct to say that Faye is unreplaced, of course... but irreplaced carried the extra amusing connotation that she is irreplaceable at CoD.

I thought it an amusing, apt, and concise observation... hence my comment at the time that the usage was cromulent.  :)
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #163 on: 29 Nov 2015, 16:38 »

This turned up in my Facebook feed, not regarding May's comment in 3098. But it should have been...

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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #164 on: 29 Nov 2015, 17:24 »

Why is the manbun or whatever people want to call it so hated?
Meh... It's just the "Nobody should live their lives differently from the way I do" reaction. Refer to people's negative reactions to "long haired hippies" or mullets. I think there's an element of racism too, since men wearing long hair in buns has been, and still is, much more common outside Western cultures.
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[nitpick ] Those are top-knots, not man-buns (/nitpick]

I only just noticed (possibly this is old news, or I may even be imagining things) that the comic has changed to say "topknot" instead of "manbun". I have to say that I don't see the difference between the two. Also (and this may appear to contradict my previous statement), I welcome the change.

The currently-trendy "man-" prefix appears to be used these days for one of two purposes.
  • To defuse what might otherwise be perceived as some kind of endangerment to one's masculine image (e.g. "man-bag")
  • To disparage some thing or phenomenon simply by association with the (presumably unworthy in the discussion's context) male sex (e.g. "mansplaining")
The example of "man-bun" probably started as 1, but as people started to make fun of the style, it seems to have slid into 2.

I'm a fan of neither, honestly.
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #165 on: 29 Nov 2015, 18:13 »

It was always topknot, at least in the comic. Jeph's called it a manbun in the newspost though.
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #166 on: 29 Nov 2015, 18:49 »

It was always topknot, at least in the comic. Jeph's called it a manbun in the newspost though.

Okay. I guess that maybe have been the source of my confusion.
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #167 on: 03 Dec 2015, 03:01 »

If something is replaceable, it is something that can be replaced.
If something is irreplaceable, it is something that can be irreplaced.


I'm stealing that.
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Re: WCDT 23-27 November 2015 (Strips 3096-3100)
« Reply #168 on: 04 Dec 2015, 00:32 »

If something is replaceable, it is something that can be replaced.
If something is irreplaceable, it is something that can be irreplaced.


I'm stealing that.

Glad you like it! 8-)
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