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Favorite Date in QC History?

When Marten met Faye
- 1 (1.9%)
Steve and Tortura
- 4 (7.5%)
Marten and Dora
- 4 (7.5%)
Ravens attempts with Sven
- 1 (1.9%)
Sven and Faye
- 1 (1.9%)
Faye and Angus
- 2 (3.8%)
Marigold and Dale
- 2 (3.8%)
Marten and Padma
- 0 (0%)
Sven and Hannelore!
- 23 (43.4%)
Marten and Claire
- 9 (17%)
Pumpernickel and Rye
- 0 (0%)
Purple Monkey Dishwashers
- 0 (0%)
Space Ham and Waffles
- 2 (3.8%)
Other (in comments)
- 4 (7.5%)

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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)  (Read 8344 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #100 on: 08 Mar 2018, 22:54 »

Yeah, it looks like O'Malley is a 'work buddy'. One of the common misconception of these people is that they are friends but they aren't. They're asses who never get off your case but you're not allowed to hit because they're 'jolly' about it and may have some degree of seniority over you.

That aside, it is interesting that, as with Momo, we here have a synthetic with an actual sex drive, of sorts. Yes, she wants companionship but she wants this to include physical intimacy of some kind. Okay, so she is into the misuse of bread products in a big way but, given that robot sex is done by data packet transfer, any physical element to it is going to take on the form of a kink of one sort or another! That's the point here, of course. I don't think O'Malley has the need for an intimate inter-personal relationship (I imagine that's not uncommon amongst Synthetics) whilst Roko does indeed want both a companion and a lover in one package.

I'm really interested to see where Jeph is taking this.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #101 on: 08 Mar 2018, 23:20 »

This comic raises SO MANY QUESTIONS.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #102 on: 09 Mar 2018, 01:00 »

I am intrigued and amused to see another trait that AIs (or this one, at least) have in common with organics:
Under stress, their "native" accent becomes stronger.
It could also be a simulation of 'foreign accent syndrome'.
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WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #103 on: 09 Mar 2018, 03:31 »

Roko’s origins may very well be in the Boston area, given the existence of the MIT Robotics Lab and Boston Dynamics (which itself has its origins in the MIT Robotics Lab.) And like so many professionals with strong regional accents, she trained herself out of her native accent and into something more neutral.

So now I’m hearing her with Eliza Dushku’s voice.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #104 on: 09 Mar 2018, 04:50 »

Okay, has anyone noticed that they arenít drinking from glasses, those are USB ports.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #105 on: 09 Mar 2018, 04:54 »

Yeah, I noticed. It must be something - either data files or weirdly-arranged electrical charges - that cause mild intoxications in AIs.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #106 on: 09 Mar 2018, 06:03 »

And of course the "older"  AI who joined the Police picked the name "O'Malley"... or is that just what Roko calls him in her Bostonian fit to emphasize he's being a bit stereotypical?

Poor Pintsize, life is not porn, you don't just jump straight to the shoving things in faces bit.  But maybe that is his point and he's bravely trying to normalize it... and fortunately failing.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #107 on: 09 Mar 2018, 07:05 »

Taking surreal gags about robots and/or sex and treating it too seriously is basically how Questionable Content came to be in the first place. Nice to see the strip getting back to its roots.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #108 on: 09 Mar 2018, 07:28 »

That aside, it is interesting that, as with Momo, we here have a synthetic with an actual sex drive, of sorts. Yes, she wants companionship but she wants this to include physical intimacy of some kind. Okay, so she is into the misuse of bread products in a big way but, given that robot sex is done by data packet transfer, any physical element to it is going to take on the form of a kink of one sort or another! That's the point here, of course. I don't think O'Malley has the need for an intimate inter-personal relationship (I imagine that's not uncommon amongst Synthetics) whilst Roko does indeed want both a companion and a lover in one package.

This does make me wonder whether, now that Faye knows there's such thing as a robot dating website, she might bring it up in conversation with Bubbles (as per their recent chat about whether Bubbles is interested in dating).
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #109 on: 09 Mar 2018, 07:47 »

I find it interesting that some AIs (Momo, perhaps Bubbles) are romantically or sexually attracted to humans, while others (Roko, the two robots at the old Fight Club, perhaps Pintsize) are attracted to other AIs. (Pintsize is difficult to classify - cf. his groping of Faye, way back when - and I have no idea where to put May.)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #110 on: 09 Mar 2018, 07:55 »

I find it interesting that some AIs (Momo, perhaps Bubbles) are romantically or sexually attracted to humans, while others (Roko, the two robots at the old Fight Club, perhaps Pintsize) are attracted to other AIs. (Pintsize is difficult to classify - cf. his groping of Faye, way back when - and I have no idea where to put May.)

Personally, I think that Pintsize is hetrosexual and hetroromantic. He just finds it amusing to taunt other people about their sexual hang-ups and play the letch.

As for May? It wouldn't surprise me if she is asexual but has a recreational interest in others sexuality, viewing it as somewhat bizarre and humorous.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #111 on: 09 Mar 2018, 08:33 »

OK, when I did the poll for this week, it was kinda obvious to me what the "Date" in QC history was. But, I figured I needed to go down the list - and yes, I forgot Dora-Tai, I'm sorry.

But - here we go.

Favorite Date in QC History?

When Marten met Faye    1 (2%)
Steve and Tortura    3 (6.1%)
Marten and Dora    3 (6.1%)
Ravens attempts with Sven    1 (2%)
Sven and Faye    1 (2%)
Faye and Angus    2 (4.1%)
Marigold and Dale    2 (4.1%)
Marten and Padma    0 (0%)
Sven and Hannelore!    23 (46.9%)
Marten and Claire    7 (14.3%)
Pumpernickel and Rye    0 (0%)
Purple Monkey Dishwashers    0 (0%)
Space Ham and Waffles    2 (4.1%)
Other (in comments)    4 (8.2%)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #112 on: 09 Mar 2018, 08:52 »

I definitely wanna know now what constitutes a fine Islay peat whisky to an AI.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #113 on: 09 Mar 2018, 09:00 »

I definitely wanna know now what constitutes a fine Islay peat whisky to an AI.

I think what you meant to say was "What would be the digital equivalent of dirty dishwater?"
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #114 on: 09 Mar 2018, 09:16 »

I definitely wanna know now what constitutes a fine Islay peat whisky to an AI.

I think what you meant to say was "What would be the digital equivalent of dirty dishwater?"

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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #115 on: 09 Mar 2018, 09:39 »

I find it interesting that some AIs (Momo, perhaps Bubbles) are romantically or sexually attracted to humans, while others (Roko, the two robots at the old Fight Club, perhaps Pintsize) are attracted to other AIs. (Pintsize is difficult to classify - cf. his groping of Faye, way back when - and I have no idea where to put May.)

Personally, I think that Pintsize is hetrosexual and hetroromantic. He just finds it amusing to taunt other people about their sexual hang-ups and play the letch.

As for May? It wouldn't surprise me if she is asexual but has a recreational interest in others sexuality, viewing it as somewhat bizarre and humorous.

May have expressed a lot of interest in human sexuality, human female bodies and human/AI sexual activities. The one time I remember she had anything to do with AI/AI sex or romance what the facesitting event with Pintsize, which left both of them bored and felt pointless to them. She seems more interested in what others do... Keeping Dale and Marigold together, asking for pictures of Faye and Bubbles and a seeming abiding interest in human porn magazines. She has also expressed an interest in 'jacking off a dude' but is frustrated because of the joints of her robot hand not having a fleshy covering. All of this further complicated by the fact that she would on the whole rather be a fighter jet...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #116 on: 09 Mar 2018, 09:40 »

Bread puns depend on the way theyíre spelt.
I like wry bread puns myself.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #117 on: 09 Mar 2018, 09:50 »

I find it interesting that some AIs (Momo, perhaps Bubbles) are romantically or sexually attracted to humans, while others (Roko, the two robots at the old Fight Club, perhaps Pintsize) are attracted to other AIs. (Pintsize is difficult to classify - cf. his groping of Faye, way back when - and I have no idea where to put May.)

Personally, I think that Pintsize is hetrosexual and hetroromantic. He just finds it amusing to taunt other people about their sexual hang-ups and play the letch.

As for May? It wouldn't surprise me if she is asexual but has a recreational interest in others sexuality, viewing it as somewhat bizarre and humorous.

May have expressed a lot of interest in human sexuality, human female bodies and human/AI sexual activities. The one time I remember she had anything to do with AI/AI sex or romance what the facesitting event with Pintsize, which left both of them bored and felt pointless to them. She seems more interested in what others do... Keeping Dale and Marigold together, asking for pictures of Faye and Bubbles and a seeming abiding interest in human porn magazines. She has also expressed an interest in 'jacking off a dude' but is frustrated because of the joints of her robot hand not having a fleshy covering. All of this further complicated by the fact that she would on the whole rather be a fighter jet...

I would say that its more a voyeuristic curiosity from May. If you think about it, the main forms of her existence have been:
A - An AI and other than holographic interpretation, we might presume that they don't have any form
and B - a broken down chassis as part of her parole.

Yes, May would have loved to have been able to upload herself into a fighter jet, but for now she's stuck in a humanoid form. And now that she's there, she's got questions, mainly what can she do in such a form. Its curiosity but no real way to explore that curiosity. She's in something that's falling apart and is most likely the most basic model, which most likely means she just does not have access to the tactile sensation that a more advanced chassis possesses. The pervy nature is likely a result of not being able to have the means of actually experiencing anything sexual.

Looking back, being a jet plane would definitely be the saner option.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #118 on: 09 Mar 2018, 10:38 »

I noticed that too.  Maybe it was downloaded with all her police programming.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #119 on: 09 Mar 2018, 18:11 »

"oiled-up little fuck-weirdo" is probably the best capsule description of Pintsize ever.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #120 on: 09 Mar 2018, 22:41 »

Rokoís origins may very well be in the Boston area, given the existence of the MIT Robotics Lab and Boston Dynamics (which itself has its origins in the MIT Robotics Lab.) And like so many professionals with strong regional accents, she trained herself out of her native accent and into something more neutral.

So now Iím hearing her with Eliza Dushkuís voice.

Thank you for choosing her instead of one of the Wahlbergs! Way too many people think of their phony accents when they think of Boston accents.

Fittingly with your comment: Eliza is from Watertown...which just happens to be between Cambridge(MIT) and Waltham(Boston Dynamics).
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #121 on: 10 Mar 2018, 12:53 »

I'm hearing Scribble-stache O'Malley in the voice of Yogi Bear. 

Which actually took me several days to identify.  I mean, I had a very specific voice in mind that I imagined him speaking with, in its weird cadence and kind of pre-uptalk syllabic mis-emphases...  and it was days later that I realized it was this character from an old Hannah Barbarian cartoon.

And, for whatever it's worth, I hope that it turns out to be in-universe truth that his moustache is really just a sharpie scribble.  It would give him a certain "style", I think. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #122 on: 10 Mar 2018, 20:07 »

I'm trying, I really am, but I simply can't imagine Yogi Bear's voice saying "oiled-up little fuck-weirdo"...  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #123 on: 10 Mar 2018, 20:19 »

It helps a lot to have watched Harvey Birdman.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #124 on: 10 Mar 2018, 21:02 »

If you can't imagine Yogi saying that, who exactly did you think Booboo was?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3691-3695 (5-9 March 2018)
« Reply #125 on: 11 Mar 2018, 08:23 »

He's kinkier than the average bear, hey-hey-hey!

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