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Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« on: 03 Sep 2017, 11:39 »

NOTE: This doesn't necessarily mean romantic relationships. Just character dynamics that you would like to see explored more.

I would love another Marten & Sam storyline. They might be step-siblings soon, so they should get to know each other better, plus it's always fun seeing Marten thrust into the role of responsible authority figure. I would also like to see what Wil and Penelope have been up to, but really any Wil would be nice at this point.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #1 on: 03 Sep 2017, 11:41 »

Completely off the top of my head: Roko Basalisk and Hannelore.
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« Reply #2 on: 03 Sep 2017, 13:53 »

Winslow/Momo
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« Reply #3 on: 03 Sep 2017, 14:19 »

Still waiting for a Basilisk/Spookybot buddy cop arc. But I'm not holding my breath.  :wink:
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #4 on: 03 Sep 2017, 17:15 »

Steve and Cossette.  No one knows they got married and didn't think to tell anyone.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #5 on: 03 Sep 2017, 17:15 »

Sam and Marigold, let's see a let's play.

It'd be interesting to see Brun meet Momo and Marigold, too.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #6 on: 03 Sep 2017, 18:25 »

Bubbles mentoring Winslow.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #7 on: 03 Sep 2017, 18:31 »

I'd like to see more of Sven in general but mainly his friendship with Hannelore seemed interesting. Him and Dale might have a fun dynamic too.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #8 on: 03 Sep 2017, 20:56 »

Marten and Claire have yet to come to a crisis about their relative levels of ambition.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #9 on: 03 Sep 2017, 21:08 »

Wil and Penelope.  But knowing the way the comic has gone if someone does come back from limbo it will be a big surprise for everyone.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #10 on: 03 Sep 2017, 23:37 »

Marten and Claire have yet to come to a crisis about their relative levels of ambition.

I mean, I don't think that's the real difference. Marten wants to be a famous musician; Claire just wants to be a librarian. The issue is that Claire is actually pursuing her goals and Marten is stagnating.
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« Reply #11 on: 03 Sep 2017, 23:54 »

I don't think that having identical or even similar levels of ambition is a necessary ingredient of a successful relationship.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #12 on: 04 Sep 2017, 00:01 »

Seeing them succeed in spite of it would be an interesting story line.

I wonder how Jim and Veronica are getting along.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #13 on: 04 Sep 2017, 02:51 »

Jim and Veronica, and Marten and Sam, definitely.

 I'm also wondering how long it will take Sam to discover Union Robotics.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #14 on: 04 Sep 2017, 03:05 »

I agree regarding Penelope and Wil (and Wil in general, as he's a fun character to read about). I enjoyed reading about Claire and Emily's gradual shift from "Why are you not taking anything seriously?" to "Actually you're really nice and we should be friends" so it'd be sweet to see them interacting more again.


As for individual characters I'd like to see more of, I miss Raven and Jimbo (I think the comedic characters tend to be my favourite!)

Also been increasingly wondering what would happen if one of the characters were to inadvertently see Angus on his TV show.
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« Reply #15 on: 04 Sep 2017, 09:57 »

Difference in ambition can break up relationships though. Faye and Angus, for one. If Marten was really serious about being a big famous musician it could well become and issue, or it might not. Depending on how they could handle long distance relationships. But Marten has never had the drive for that. I'm sure he'd think it's great if someone heard his band, if they even practice, and signed them up... But honestly it's just idle dreams and messing around in a practice room. Marten is actually pretty chill with being just the guy around town finding work he likes. Claire is driven by her desire to become a librarian, and that may require her to move at some point. But I would totally see Marten moving with her if they were still together at that point.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #16 on: 04 Sep 2017, 10:39 »

I really want to see how Brun and Renee became friends
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #17 on: 04 Sep 2017, 11:19 »

I'm also wondering how long it will take Sam to discover Union Robotics.
Many a career in the m/cycle trade for one has started off by being the kid who hangs round the place and does odd jobs.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #18 on: 04 Sep 2017, 12:30 »

Marten and his mom have a nuanced relationship and they're in the same town now. I wonder how that's going.

Maybe Sam is using up all of Veronica's mothering energy.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #19 on: 04 Sep 2017, 14:15 »

I don't think that having identical or even similar levels of ambition is a necessary ingredient of a successful relationship.
Indeed. It can even massively hinder a relationship when ambitions pull the people involved in different directions. Or when people in the same field see their other halves as advancing ahead of themselves.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #20 on: 04 Sep 2017, 15:24 »

A perfect example of your first point being Faye and Angus.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #21 on: 04 Sep 2017, 16:24 »

Ahah!
How about a couples' retreat/camping arc? Marten and Claire, Penelope and Wil, Steve and Cossette, Marigold and Dale, all along with Veronica and Jim..
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« Reply #22 on: 04 Sep 2017, 16:33 »

Hmmm..... Who all would Lt. Potter interact with if she visited North Hampton the next time she got 'shore leave' from Station?
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« Reply #23 on: 04 Sep 2017, 19:11 »

Elliott is the only one who's her type.

She might be curious enough about "The Doc's daughter" to socialize with Hannelore.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #24 on: 04 Sep 2017, 19:49 »

If I'm not mistaken, Brun will be barbacking for Wil.  This should be interesting.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #25 on: 04 Sep 2017, 21:12 »

If I'm not mistaken, Brun will be barbacking for Wil.  This should be interesting.

No, Wil's not a bartender. He busses tables.
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« Reply #26 on: 04 Sep 2017, 23:39 »

I've got a mental picture of him behind the bar but am not at all sure about that. Archive masters?
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #27 on: 05 Sep 2017, 00:01 »

I've got a mental picture of him behind the bar but am not at all sure about that. Archive masters?

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« Reply #28 on: 05 Sep 2017, 02:41 »

How about more of Elliot and Bubbles interacting?
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #29 on: 05 Sep 2017, 07:52 »

How about more of Elliot and Bubbles interacting?

And add Tai to the mix as well so she can climb both of them! :3

I'd quite like to see some interactions between Claire and Marigold as well (considering their shared interest in fanfiction). Getting more into writing about fictional characters might be a healthier avenue through which Claire can pursue her love of shipping/matchmaking, rather than trying to matchmake her friends.
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #30 on: 05 Sep 2017, 11:51 »

She can write horribly contrived shipfics about the forums (in comicland, the readers are the comics)…
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #31 on: 05 Sep 2017, 12:29 »

If I'm not mistaken, Brun will be barbacking for Wil.  This should be interesting.

No, Wil's not a bartender. He busses tables.

Hmm, perhaps he was the bar-back who's being replaced by Brun! Which raises the question of why he quit and where he went.

Hmm, perhaps he simply got promoted to bartender so they need a new bar-back.
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« Reply #32 on: 05 Sep 2017, 13:47 »

Pintsize - Marten.

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« Reply #33 on: 05 Sep 2017, 14:09 »

VespaVenger/Harley guy.

(OK, I don't actually want to see that.)
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« Reply #34 on: 05 Sep 2017, 21:34 »

Every interaction Bubbles has is going to be fascinating.
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« Reply #35 on: 06 Sep 2017, 19:28 »

I've got a mental picture of him behind the bar but am not at all sure about that. Archive masters?
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1864
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« Reply #36 on: 24 Oct 2017, 02:51 »

Bubbles mentoring Winslow.

...in bodybuilding. Or kickboxing. Or shooting.
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« Reply #37 on: 24 Oct 2017, 02:55 »

Bubbles mentoring Winslow.

...in bodybuilding. Or kickboxing. Or shooting.

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« Reply #38 on: 24 Oct 2017, 05:08 »

I'm also wondering how long it will take Sam to discover Union Robotics.
Many a career in the m/cycle trade for one has started off by being the kid who hangs round the place and does odd jobs.

Indeed. I cut my teeth in the metalworking hobby by working a summer as a shop gofer for a metal heat-treating business that my bro was working at.  I started out sweeping up, sitting in the front office waiting for packages and whatnot, by the end of the summer i was doing the post-treatment Rockwell testing, anodizing and annealing, dunking aircraft landing gear bearings/bushings into molten salt baths, and using a forklift to move large pieces in and out of the blast furnace.   I ended up going into I.T., but all that stuff i learned at 15 has come in handy in my hobby/craft of making jewellery out of different stuff (mainly rings made from coins).   

so, yeah, TL/DR version: yes, there is a ton of inspiration and education that can be had just by being the "kid hanging around the shop helping out".
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Re: Relationships You Wanna See More Of
« Reply #39 on: 26 Oct 2017, 05:58 »

Nobody said it yet, so I gonna do:

BUBBLES AND FAYE!!!
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« Reply #40 on: 26 Oct 2017, 06:33 »

Nobody said it yet, so I gonna do:

BUBBLES AND FAYE!!!

I think no-one's said it as the entire strip right now is revolving around them !  :laugh:

Remember the OP...

NOTE: This doesn't necessarily mean romantic relationships. Just character dynamics that you would like to see explored more.
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« Reply #41 on: 26 Oct 2017, 09:08 »

Obviously, I want to see more Tai and Dora, but then there's a dearth of queer f/f couples in media.
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« Reply #42 on: 26 Oct 2017, 12:25 »

One of the biggest problems I've noticed in the QC verse is that happy couples tend to fade into the background, whether it be Dora and Tai, Pen-Pen and Wil, Steve and Cosette, or Claire and Marten.  We also haven't seen Dale and Marigold in some time either.
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« Reply #43 on: 26 Oct 2017, 12:50 »

Happy couples don't have much drama unless they're in conflict with an outside force. (Remember man vs. man, man vs. nature, and man vs. himself from English class? An interesting story needs conflict.) Like Faye and Bubbles vs. Corpse Witch - they got along very well, but they had a common foe.
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« Reply #44 on: 26 Oct 2017, 15:11 »

Happy couples don't have much drama unless they're in conflict with an outside force. (Remember man vs. man, man vs. nature, and man vs. himself from English class? An interesting story needs conflict.) Like Faye and Bubbles vs. Corpse Witch - they got along very well, but they had a common foe.
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« Reply #45 on: 27 Oct 2017, 05:54 »

One of the biggest problems I've noticed in the QC verse is that happy couples tend to fade into the background, whether it be Dora and Tai, Pen-Pen and Wil, Steve and Cosette, or Claire and Marten.  We also haven't seen Dale and Marigold in some time either.

Because of this, I imagine very soon Jeph will introduce a new conflict, whatever form that may take (not necessarily between some of the main characters, I can also imagine some kind of 'foe'). Likely something related to the feelings Bubbles and Faye have for one another that may go further in one of them then in the other.

For Marten, it would be interesting to see him make a serious switch to a different career, or maybe do a story line about his band performing and maybe having some success(?). 
Don't expect much in the way of storylines for Will, Steve, Dora, Marigold, or even Veronica and their relationships. It's pretty much Faye/Bubbles central now for the most part.

The return of Angus would be interesting, especially bringing along tensions with Bubbles.
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« Reply #46 on: 27 Oct 2017, 06:29 »

The return of Angus would be interesting, especially bringing along tensions with Bubbles.

Yeah, lots of potential there. She'd finally get to beat someone up (figuratively - or not; this is Faye after all) for leaving her. Could be cathartic, or it could be a nuclear meltdown. And of course if Angus returns it'll be because he struck out at his new job and his confidence will already be shot to heck.
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« Reply #47 on: 30 Oct 2017, 02:29 »

I would like to see more of the Brun-Elliott-Clinton triangle. Seriously, it could lead to both comedy and interesting character development. An obvious possibility is that Brun could date both Elliott and Clinton and make it clear to both that, at this time, she is not interested in an exclusive relationship. Both men are her friends and she wishes to spend personal time with them in a more formal manner on occasion.

There is nothing particularly unusual or 'transgressive' about this. However, given that Elliott also finds Clinton attractive, it might be interesting to see how he reacts to this particular social pressure.
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« Reply #48 on: 30 Oct 2017, 07:19 »

The return of Angus would be interesting, especially bringing along tensions with Bubbles.

Yeah, lots of potential there. She'd finally get to beat someone up (figuratively - or not; this is Faye after all) for leaving her. Could be cathartic, or it could be a nuclear meltdown. And of course if Angus returns it'll be because he struck out at his new job and his confidence will already be shot to heck.

Why would that be? I mean, he presumably has lived in Northampton for quite a while, so I don't see why he wouldn't return at least to visit friends in town. Or did you mean he he moves back permanently? The latter is indeed difficult to imagine, but even if that happens it doesn't have to mean at all that he flamed out in his jb.

Not sure about Faye 'beating up' on Angus either, he actually didn't do anything wrong. If they run into one another, it'll most likely end with Faye apologizing to him for not being able to be honest/try to work out a solution.
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« Reply #49 on: 30 Oct 2017, 08:34 »

I agree Angus didn't do anything wrong, but Faye could still feel like he abandoned her. She may even admit it's not right for her to do so, but emotions don't always yield to logic.

I may hve jumped to a conclusion too quickly though. When I read the remark about "the return of Angus" I assumed it meant he'd be moving back to Northampton. Returning to visit is a more likely scenario.
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