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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #50 on: 17 Apr 2018, 06:09 »

It works inclusively of grandfathers if the horrified reactions in the last panel are reactions to Brun continuing to talk about genitals when everyone thought the conversation had moved to the less emotionally charged topic of timepieces. "Cursed phrase!" would fit on that reading.

Making fun of our culture's bizarre twitchiness about those sweet grandparents having sexuality is another possibility.
To me, it's the combination of the two. Kind of a "tactical TMI" kind of thing.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #51 on: 17 Apr 2018, 06:56 »


Gotta say...

I just don't *get* today's strip...
(Maybe it's my age!)   :)

So I'm not the only one. Good to know...
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #52 on: 17 Apr 2018, 07:05 »


Gotta say...

I just don't *get* today's strip...
(Maybe it's my age!)   :)

So I'm not the only one. Good to know...

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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #53 on: 17 Apr 2018, 08:46 »

After giving it a long, hard think, I finally *got* todays strip. Too long and hard to think it's funny anymore. Maybe there are too many metaphorical levels in this.
So for me the frog is dead now. Sorry, Sam.  :wink:

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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #54 on: 17 Apr 2018, 08:50 »

Wait, are people talking about the Patreon comic again? I don't see any frogs in today's comic.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #55 on: 17 Apr 2018, 08:54 »

Hello Cesium,
it refers to Tovas posting here:
Let's leave the poor frog alone, shall we?
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #56 on: 17 Apr 2018, 09:36 »

That's a pretty awesome callback by Jeph at the bottom of yesterday's comic.

For the unaware, see #810
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #57 on: 17 Apr 2018, 10:08 »

I'm puzzled that there are people who feel this needs explanation...

That's a pretty awesome callback by Jeph at the bottom of yesterday's comic.

You mean today's comic (as we don't discuss Patreon pre-releases here).
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #58 on: 17 Apr 2018, 10:09 »

Yeah, I thought today's comic was pretty straightforward.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #59 on: 17 Apr 2018, 11:44 »

I'm puzzled that there are people who feel this needs explanation...

That's a pretty awesome callback by Jeph at the bottom of yesterday's comic.

You mean today's comic (as we don't discuss Patreon pre-releases here).
They may have called it "yesterday's comic" since I screwed up and mentioned it a day early. I'll take the blame for that, and I've learned my lesson. But I went and looked at lots of cat gifs, and I feel better now.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #60 on: 17 Apr 2018, 12:04 »

This may not be the spot for this comment since it's more generic than specific to the current week's arc.  So somebody tell me where it should have gone if you wish.

My comment is this (and I've been thinking this for many years of QC).  How the hell does Jeph manage to come up with such a compelling story and quality daily strips day after day?  I read many other quality strips and there are always occasional arcs of weakness or irrelevancy.  But not here.  Every day I read the strip and I'm never disappointed.  It's unnatural.   He's superhuman.

There, that's all I have to say right now.  Thanks.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #61 on: 17 Apr 2018, 12:56 »

Without lips Faye's face looks very much like Hannelore, only with different hair and glasses.
You think the two characters were drawn by the same artist.  ;)
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #62 on: 17 Apr 2018, 12:56 »

I'm puzzled that there are people who feel this needs explanation...

That's a pretty awesome callback by Jeph at the bottom of yesterday's comic.

You mean today's comic (as we don't discuss Patreon pre-releases here).

Yes, thank you, of course I meant today's and was confused by the earlier conversation. At least I didn't discuss the Patreon comic ;)
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #63 on: 17 Apr 2018, 14:48 »

Brun tilts her head curiously, like a dog or Michael Meyers.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #64 on: 17 Apr 2018, 14:49 »

Funny parody of the Grandfather Clock song, brought to mind by all this.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #65 on: 17 Apr 2018, 17:12 »

After giving it a long, hard think, I finally *got* todays strip. Too long and hard to think it's funny anymore

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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #66 on: 17 Apr 2018, 17:51 »

I feel like adding a "recurring gags" category to the QC wiki.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #67 on: 17 Apr 2018, 18:46 »

Brun tilts her head curiously, like a dog or Michael Meyers.
...the difference between the two being nought but a little facial hair.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #68 on: 17 Apr 2018, 19:59 »

So is going to the bakery a STEAMY experience for her?  :-P

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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #69 on: 17 Apr 2018, 20:15 »

Roko like big buns and she cannot lie.

(no, not glutes, actual buns.)
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #70 on: 17 Apr 2018, 20:20 »

This is one time I wish QC was animated. I want to see how Renee approached. Was she like, at the other end of the counter and just slid on down. Or was she under the counter and slooowly raised herself up when she heard Roko talking. My money is on the latter due to the rule of funny.

Also, people have been wondering when Roko and Elliot will meet. There you go. Now all we need is some overly contrived reason how Elliot loses his shirt or raises it up so Roko can see his human abs and cause the poor girl to collapse. Roko.exe has encountered a sexy error and shut down.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #71 on: 17 Apr 2018, 20:25 »

Roko like big buns and she cannot lie.

(no, not glutes, actual buns.)
I'm sure she could get a bread golem that is most definitely NOT glute-in free though ;)
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #72 on: 17 Apr 2018, 20:32 »

"Excuse me sir, is that a baguette in your pants or are you just happy to see me?"
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #73 on: 17 Apr 2018, 20:34 »

Man, Roko's sure turned cartoony in a hurry compared to her intro.

Not necessarily a bad thing, just sorta...unexpected.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #74 on: 17 Apr 2018, 20:35 »

I wonder which bread is the kinkiest bread.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #75 on: 17 Apr 2018, 20:46 »

Global Moderator Comment I just put back the comments about today's strip from before it was released. They're back on page 1.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #76 on: 17 Apr 2018, 20:53 »

I wonder which bread is the kinkiest bread.
As I understand it, bagle dough is the most difficult to knead. Does that count?
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #77 on: 17 Apr 2018, 21:07 »

"I like warm buns and I cannot lie, you other AIs can't deny,
When a baker walks in with a freshly baked tray or a full loaf in your face
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #78 on: 17 Apr 2018, 21:10 »

Also, still hearing Tara Strong's voice every time Roko speaks. I don't even watch My little pony, but it's embedded in there now.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #79 on: 17 Apr 2018, 21:11 »

Roko's just trying to get a rise out of Elliott, and Renee is kneadlessly interfering.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #80 on: 17 Apr 2018, 21:19 »

Also, still hearing Tara Strong's voice every time Roko speaks. I don't even watch My little pony, but it's embedded in there now.
Tara Strong is the voice of, like, everyone, unless it's Wendee Lee. At least as of around the turn of the decade, I haven't heard either of them recently that I can recall.

Tara as Presea in Tales of Symphonia is what her voice I hear on my head.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #81 on: 17 Apr 2018, 21:26 »

"Excuse me sir, is that a baguette in your pants or are you just happy to see me?"

Does she get excited at seeing a muffin top or is she just a buns lover?
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #82 on: 17 Apr 2018, 21:49 »

So basically "I am Bread" is like an Eroge game for her.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #83 on: 17 Apr 2018, 22:05 »

Ok so apparently Melonpan bread is a thing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melonpan and that opens up a whole new world of puns and jokes I just now got
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #84 on: 17 Apr 2018, 22:16 »

Careful Rene.  Shes got a badge and not afraid to use it to get out of an embarrassing situation.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #85 on: 17 Apr 2018, 22:24 »

It's spelt "Renee."

I care about bread somewhere between the normal amount and the Roko amount.
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« Reply #86 on: 17 Apr 2018, 22:30 »

Oh, you had to bring spelt into it...
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #87 on: 17 Apr 2018, 22:38 »

I've loved Hannelore from her first appearance. Her suffering, her strength, her courage, her self-deprecating humour and the sheer determination she has had to drag herself out of what was close to total mental incapacitation is wonderful. She's a real heroine in what is otherwise mostly a story of ordinary folk.

It helps that I also think her as cute and lovable in most ways. :-)

This. All of this. I so want her to find someone she can cuddle with. Sweet little cherub ^w^
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #88 on: 17 Apr 2018, 23:03 »

I was hoping it didn't need to be explained. Oh well.  :cry:
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #89 on: 17 Apr 2018, 23:25 »

Well, here we see Trooper Basilisk failing on 'inconspicuous' and 'subtle'. I'm guessing that this is why she's never made full detective!

Seriously, though, everything that I'm seeing here suggests that this is something that she's never done before. With everything that's happened to her recently, I think that her need has been amplified to the point where she's finally taking the plunge and going for it, whether or not she's got someone to share with her. Still, for her, going into a bakery is close to going to a sex shop and it's genuinely funny to see her reacting to bread the way a teenage boy would to his first sight of hardcore stuff.

Oh, I love that nervous smile in panel 5! :lol:
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #90 on: 17 Apr 2018, 23:43 »

Baked good romances never pan out
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #91 on: 17 Apr 2018, 23:45 »

I'm just wondering what that vented coolant will do to the bread. Of course, if it's neutral enough, she might get to help baking baguettes and such.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #92 on: 18 Apr 2018, 00:44 »

#NoKinkShameHere :)
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« Reply #93 on: 18 Apr 2018, 01:03 »

Roko's smile in the fifth panel... Priceless.
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« Reply #94 on: 18 Apr 2018, 01:07 »

Brun continuing to talk about genitals

She isn't continuing.  You see her working out what she must have said unawares, and then constructing a joke around it when everyone else has moved on.  She's the one doing the over-analysing.
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« Reply #95 on: 18 Apr 2018, 01:17 »

I think that she was also testing if her understanding about what is 'gross' and 'socially inappropriate' was correct.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #96 on: 18 Apr 2018, 01:22 »

So - Roko sees herself between two big, warm, brown buns?  :evil:

"Renee's seen this kind of thing before." - and Elliot doesn't seem too surprised either -
is there some kind of weird AI "thing" for baked goods in the QC Universe?

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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #97 on: 18 Apr 2018, 01:27 »

Well, the AI version of Tinder that paired Roko with Pintsize apparently had a checkable option in the profile generation page for 'likes baked goods in non-culinary ways' so I'm guessing the answer to that is 'yes'!

FWIW, I suspect it's a combination of scent triggering their pleasure subroutines and also something to do with how the texture of bread causes their dermal contact sensors to respond.
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #98 on: 18 Apr 2018, 02:40 »


If this is Roko's reaction to just the Naming of Bread (there's a song in there somewhere!) then dear Glob, keep her away from any form of Tiger loaf!
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Re: WCDT strips 3721-3725 (April 16th-20th 2018)
« Reply #99 on: 18 Apr 2018, 04:24 »

This is something I actually quite like in this universe, that the AI's have utterly non-sequitur fetishes.  I'd be interested to learn how this developed.  I mean, is it some random repeating "bug" in the code?  Does some programmer throw a dart at a giant wall of encyclopedia entries and then program in whatever he lands on for each AI? (Or does the AI code itself do that "virtually", when the AI is born?)

And I'm quite sure this has been discussed at length, but what was Roko's problem with Pintsize then, since he came exactly as advertised, which she "swiped right" on in the first place?  Was it just the inappropriate venue, him doing it in the very public restaurant, since she's basically "in the closet" about her fetish?
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