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If QC were adapted into a "kid friendly" animated series, how would you like to see the cast portrayed?

cartoony humans
anthropomorphic ducks
anthropomorphic dogs
anthropomorphic cats
anthropomorphic mice
anthropomorphic reptiles
an assortment of anthropomorphic animals
cutesy monsters

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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #1 on: 13 May 2018, 07:14 »

I would argue that we are already getting 'cartoony humans'.

That said, an anthro cast or a cat-person cast appeals to me for some reason.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #2 on: 13 May 2018, 07:47 »

Hopefully Faye gets called & rushes over to Coffee of Doom to reassure Bubbles.  :-D


If there WAS a animated, all animal based QC series, I imagine it'd be like Aggretsuko. ;)

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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #3 on: 13 May 2018, 07:56 »

I like cats (as evident from my avatar) but an assortment of animals would be cute too.

I reckon Claire would be a fox due to being red-haired and fluffy with a pointy nose; Marten would be a pine marten for obvious reasons; Elliott would be something like an elephant or a panda to go with his "gentle giant" persona; Cosette would be a penguin; Tai would be a marmot as she's small and good at rock-climbing; and as Marigold is already known as Mar-Bear she'd be a bear.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #4 on: 13 May 2018, 14:13 »

Cute monsters! Of course they have to be cute slimy tentaclly Cthulhoid sea monsters! Muppety eldritch horrors! Plush demonspawn!

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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #5 on: 13 May 2018, 15:05 »

Cute monsters! Of course they have to be cute slimy tentaclly Cthulhoid sea monsters! Muppety eldritch horrors! Plush demonspawn!

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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #6 on: 13 May 2018, 18:51 »

Anthropomorphic Animals... wouldn't that just be The Whiteboard?
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #7 on: 13 May 2018, 20:05 »

I like cats (as evident from my avatar) but an assortment of animals would be cute too.

I reckon Claire would be a fox due to being red-haired and fluffy with a pointy nose; Marten would be a pine marten for obvious reasons; Elliott would be something like an elephant or a panda to go with his "gentle giant" persona; Cosette would be a penguin; Tai would be a marmot as she's small and good at rock-climbing; and as Marigold is already known as Mar-Bear she'd be a bear.
For some reason, I am picturing Hanners as a meerkat - if only for the “cute” factor. Although there is also the fact that meerkats seldom leave their home except to get food.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #8 on: 13 May 2018, 20:14 »

Cute monsters! Of course they have to be cute slimy tentaclly Cthulhoid sea monsters! Muppety eldritch horrors! Plush demonspawn!

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Pintsize.

I went for the cutsey monsters option, at least in part so that when we get the inevitable posts like, "I hate Fayelhotehp, She Who Smites the Morning, she's a bully and a monster," it will be a lot more amusing.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #9 on: 13 May 2018, 21:19 »

Cute monsters! Of course they have to be cute slimy tentaclly Cthulhoid sea monsters! Muppety eldritch horrors! Plush demonspawn!

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Pintsize.

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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #10 on: 13 May 2018, 21:25 »

I'd quite like to know who would win if Pintsize and Spookybot were to engage in a contest of who could be the most disturbing.

Just, y'know, tell me the outcome. I don't want to *see* it, I like my brain non-melted.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #11 on: 13 May 2018, 21:29 »

I'd quite like to know who would win if Pintsize and Spookybot were to engage in a contest of who could be the most disturbing.

Just, y'know, tell me the outcome. I don't want to *see* it, I like my brain non-melted.
Pintsize has the advantage of being more perverse, but Spookybot has the advantage of being an all-knowing, all-seeing, gestalt AI entity. So I guess it would depend on the judge’s definition of “most disturbing”.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #12 on: 13 May 2018, 21:40 »

And it's up! Tai is there to be amazing. Huzzah!

And Bubbles thinks she did something wrong. That's an awful feeling. She was just doing exactly what Faye asked her to do. Now she's afraid she destroyed the most important relationship in her life and she has no idea how or why so she has no idea where to even start to try to fix it. It's an ugly blend of guilt and helplessness and it can eat a person up inside. It may not be an exactly rational way to feel, but that doesn't make those feelings any less real or valid and I just wish I could hug her until the hurting stopped.

On a barely related tangent, I think Tai's current style looks a little like a cross between Faye and Tilly. I'm really digging it.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #13 on: 13 May 2018, 21:41 »

The talk of bubbles destroying things has just made me picture the following:

May finally succeeds in stealing/buying from black market a UAV, and becomes a fighterjet.

She then see's bubbles flying through the air in hulk-style, ready to smash.

Pintsize is on the ground, with super-happy oval eyes.

Momo is panicking about humans seeing, and then thinking there's a robot uprising.

Winslow is on the other side of the world and doesn't appear in this vision.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #14 on: 13 May 2018, 21:46 »

Well done, Tai!

Totally in character for Bubbles to be over-responsible.

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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #15 on: 13 May 2018, 21:52 »

Awwwwwww, good friending, Tai!
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #16 on: 13 May 2018, 21:56 »

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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #17 on: 13 May 2018, 21:59 »

On a barely related tangent, I think Tai's current style looks a little like a cross between Faye and Tilly. I'm really digging it.

At first glance I thought she was Faye, just for a moment.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #18 on: 13 May 2018, 22:27 »

Well, you might have ended the friendship, Bubbles.
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« Reply #19 on: 13 May 2018, 22:31 »

I like cats (as evident from my avatar) but an assortment of animals would be cute too.

I reckon Claire would be a fox due to being red-haired and fluffy with a pointy nose; Marten would be a pine marten for obvious reasons; Elliott would be something like an elephant or a panda to go with his "gentle giant" persona; Cosette would be a penguin; Tai would be a marmot as she's small and good at rock-climbing; and as Marigold is already known as Mar-Bear she'd be a bear.
For some reason, I am picturing Hanners as a meerkat - if only for the “cute” factor. Although there is also the fact that meerkats seldom leave their home except to get food.
I'd go with raccoon since they're known as 'was bears' in multiple languages, but they also have a propensity for digging around in trash cans.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #20 on: 13 May 2018, 22:40 »

Awww, Bubbles. :D

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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #21 on: 13 May 2018, 22:45 »

Now I want to see Bubbles destroying a bunch of tanks and a helicopter.

I also want a video game where you play as Bubbles destroying a bunch of tanks and a helicopter.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #22 on: 13 May 2018, 22:52 »

Well, you might have ended the friendship, Bubbles.
Friendships don't cease to be friendships just because a romantic element develops. My wife was my best friend long before we started dating and continued to be my best friend for the rest of her life.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #23 on: 13 May 2018, 22:56 »

I chose ducks since I was looking into that new Ducktales reboot.

Don’t feel bad Bubbles.  I’m sure all those tanks were bad.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #24 on: 13 May 2018, 23:01 »

I want to hear that war story, Bubbles.  I'm thinking she tore the tail boom off and smashed the engine nascelles with it.  There wasn't even enough left for the Bad Guys to cannibalize the thing for parts.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #25 on: 13 May 2018, 23:03 »

Bubbles really got the wide-eyes-cute-treatment in this strip.  I'm okay with it.

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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #26 on: 13 May 2018, 23:07 »

What comes next is that every relationship ends in a breakup except those that end with a death.

I really, really hope that if there's a breakup that they are able to keep their friendship. It is a rare and wonderful thing.
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« Reply #27 on: 13 May 2018, 23:14 »

Friendships don't cease to be friendships just because a romantic element develops. My wife was my best friend long before we started dating and continued to be my best friend for the rest of her life.

I mean look, yes, but "You've ended the purely platonic nature of the friendship" was a bit overly verbose, so I simplified for the sake of making the joke, because I was trying to make a witticism.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #28 on: 13 May 2018, 23:15 »

Poor Bubbles! She and Faye have one thing above all else in common: frighteningly strong insecurity! She's really worried that she is so frightening or disgusting that Faye would just flee instead of talk to her!

Meanwhile, Tai is doing a surprisingly good job here. I was sort of expecting her to make inappropriate suggestions or just be a bit too flippant. It seems that having to deal with Dora's occasional bouts of paranoia has made her mature more than a little. Also: Can any archive ninja out there remember the strips where she told Claire that she was going to dye her hair red?

Finally, there's a reminder that Bubbles has been to places most of us will never imagine - A place of fire, fury and death, quite frequently death that she has personally dispensed. I think that she can be forgiven for having more than a few mental and emotional scars that will never fully heal.
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« Reply #29 on: 14 May 2018, 01:11 »

What comes next is that every relationship ends in a breakup except those that end with a death.

I really, really hope that if there's a breakup that they are able to keep their friendship. It is a rare and wonderful thing.
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« Reply #30 on: 14 May 2018, 01:22 »

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« Reply #31 on: 14 May 2018, 01:25 »

Also: Can any archive ninja out there remember the strips where she told Claire that she was going to dye her hair red?
Her hair has always been red (well, since we met her anyway). It's only just recently that she seems to have buzzed everything but the top, and apparently has natural brown hair growing in underneath.


But I suspect that you were thinking of this strip?
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #32 on: 14 May 2018, 02:09 »

I'm sure the helicopter did deserve it. Helicopters are the aeronautical equivalent of eldritch abominations held together by dark magics.
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« Reply #33 on: 14 May 2018, 03:10 »


"... and they never even got their sodaaa...!"


(Bubbles line about "having no intention" of crossing a line is interesting...)
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« Reply #34 on: 14 May 2018, 03:17 »


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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #35 on: 14 May 2018, 03:27 »


"... and they never even got their sodaaa...!"


(Bubbles line about "having no intention" of crossing a line is interesting...)

It isn't even slightly surprising. She told Faye that she was 'content' with her romantic attachment status and I believe that she told the truth. She never intended to force the issue and was continually trying to hide her feelings from Faye. She never intended to initiate physical intimacy but it happened nonetheless and now she's beating herself up, sure that she's overstepped some mark or offended Faye in some way.

In the end, Bubbles greatly overestimated her ability to have control over her actions and greatly underestimated how her desires could subconsciously influence her behaviour.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #36 on: 14 May 2018, 04:09 »

Friendships don't cease to be friendships just because a romantic element develops. My wife was my best friend long before we started dating and continued to be my best friend for the rest of her life.

I mean look, yes, but "You've ended the purely platonic nature of the friendship" was a bit overly verbose, so I simplified for the sake of making the joke, because I was trying to make a witticism.

File it under 'this is why we can't have nice things.' Sadly, humanity means we can't often give the benefit of the doubt...
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #37 on: 14 May 2018, 04:36 »

I like cats (as evident from my avatar) but an assortment of animals would be cute too.

I reckon Claire would be a fox due to being red-haired and fluffy with a pointy nose; Marten would be a pine marten for obvious reasons; Elliott would be something like an elephant or a panda to go with his "gentle giant" persona; Cosette would be a penguin; Tai would be a marmot as she's small and good at rock-climbing; and as Marigold is already known as Mar-Bear she'd be a bear.
For some reason, I am picturing Hanners as a meerkat - if only for the “cute” factor. Although there is also the fact that meerkats seldom leave their home except to get food.

I was thinking that too, actually - they're twitchy and alert, which fits Hannelore well.

On another note, I really like Tai's outfit in today's comic ^_^
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #38 on: 14 May 2018, 04:57 »

Well, Bubbles doesn't say anything about how her body got confused. Interesting to hear what happened told by both of them.
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« Reply #39 on: 14 May 2018, 05:28 »

Am I crazy to have this fear that Bubbles will actually say "Faye, I'm sorry but I just see you as a friend." I mean, Bubbles thinks Faye is hot, feels affection for her, but what if...maybe, it's only in a friend way?

I don't know why this fear is in my head now. Or maybe Bubbles isn't ready to have a relationship.
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« Reply #40 on: 14 May 2018, 05:51 »

Something I'm curious about that I'm not sure has been answered in the comic.  Is Bubbles' skin texturally similar to a human?  I always assumed it was metallic.  Or are sentient robots built like Data or Westworld hosts, 'fully anatomically functional'?

Also if Faye and Bubbles end up not having the relationship I would love to see the comic make the statement that two people can have a deep emotional intimacy without a physical component.  I think one of the few downsides to better portrayal of the flexibility of sexuality is that it's become the assumption that any pair of people who have emotional love for each other also want to have sex.
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« Reply #41 on: 14 May 2018, 05:55 »

Something I'm curious about that I'm not sure has been answered in the comic.  Is Bubbles' skin texturally similar to a human?  I always assumed it was metallic.  Or are sentient robots built like Data or Westworld hosts, 'fully anatomically functional'?

Anthropomimetic chassis like Bubbles, Momo and Winslow have a synthetic skin called 'Derma' that's flexible, water=proof and soft to the touch. I don't know whether it feels like human skin but no-one who's been in contact with such a chassis has made any 'uncanny valley' references.

Bubbles' chassis covering also has a bulletproof layer to the point where Faye thinks she's invulnerable to anything short of a 308 Magnum rifle.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #42 on: 14 May 2018, 07:39 »

According to strip http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3004 her armourcan resist a 3 cm APFSDS round.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #43 on: 14 May 2018, 07:42 »

That's her stand-off outer plating; I'm talking about the intrinsic strength of her chassis without that.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #44 on: 14 May 2018, 08:55 »

It's high risk but they could be a great couple.

They can have deep affection no matter what. It would not be the first asexual marriage in history if it develops that way.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #45 on: 14 May 2018, 10:39 »

Something I'm curious about that I'm not sure has been answered in the comic.  Is Bubbles' skin texturally similar to a human?  I always assumed it was metallic.  Or are sentient robots built like Data or Westworld hosts, 'fully anatomically functional'?

Anthropomimetic chassis like Bubbles, Momo and Winslow have a synthetic skin called 'Derma' that's flexible, water=proof and soft to the touch. I don't know whether it feels like human skin but no-one who's been in contact with such a chassis has made any 'uncanny valley' references.

Bubbles' chassis covering also has a bulletproof layer to the point where Faye thinks she's invulnerable to anything short of a 308 Magnum rifle.
Bubbles did mention that the darker armor beneath the outer armor was less protective than the outer plating, but I do not recall any conversation about Bubbles' skin itself being bulletproof.

As for their dermal covering, it's a little unclear how old Bubbles' chassis is, so hers may not be quite as realistic, but Clinton noted (to his own shock and surprise) how lifelike Momo's skin felt.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #46 on: 14 May 2018, 10:57 »

Faye told Bubbles that she didn't need to wear the outer plating because, even without it, she couldn't be damaged by anything other than a high-power rifle. That was when Bubbles indicated that her armour wasn't about protecting herself from physical injury.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #47 on: 14 May 2018, 12:33 »

Poor Bubbles, she looks so cute in this page.  Also, she should have kill marks painted on her chest, for those tanks and helicopter she took out.
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #48 on: 14 May 2018, 14:08 »

According to strip http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3004 her armourcan resist a 3 cm APFSDS round.

However, that same comic also claims she gives terrifying backrubs.

Unless they mean "terrifyingly pleasurable...." :-)
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Re: WCDT strips 3741 to 3745 (May 14th - 18th 2018)
« Reply #49 on: 14 May 2018, 14:19 »

Faye told Bubbles that she didn't need to wear the outer plating because, even without it, she couldn't be damaged by anything other than a high-power rifle. That was when Bubbles indicated that her armour wasn't about protecting herself from physical injury.
When Faye asked about her armour, she said "Why wear it then? Anti-tank rifles are illegal in this state." That did not imply anything about what she thought concerning the protective nature of Bubbles' skin. It only implied that wearing armour is unnecessary, since people aren't carrying military-grade armour-piercing weapons around on the street.


And FWIW, an anti-tank rifle is a lot larger, heavier, and more powerful than a .308 magnum. A .308 would penetrate Kevlar, but not your average body armour. Some of the ones used in WWII fired a smaller bullet (7.62mm), but with more power, and hence a higher velocity (they also had a tendency to injure the person firing them, because the recoil was so strong), but they were only effective against light armour. With the thicker armour used on tanks in the latter part of WWII, those rifles became essentially obsolete, since they were no longer effective against tanks, but were too heavy and powerful to carry as a regular small arm. Even the British "Boys" .55 caliber anti-armour rifle became largely ineffective by the end of WWII. The Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun is still effective against light armoured vehicles, but at 121 lbs, it is far too heavy to be carried and must be mounted on a vehicle (or in an aircraft). Even the "light barrel" version weighs 60 lbs without any ammunition.
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