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Summer's here! What summer stories would you like to see? (Choose Three)

The Reed/Bean family vacation (Marten, Claire (and Pintsize?) along for the ride; lots of coincidental background characters returning)
- 27 (16.2%)
The Fairy Girl ropes the ladies into some weird Summer Solstice festival
- 12 (7.2%)
Dora decides to add iced teas and iced coffees to CoD's repetoire; there are teething troubles
- 6 (3.6%)
Northampton's medieval-themed Summer Faire (Bubbles mentors Sam to win the Tournament)
- 30 (18%)
Claire's final exams looms; later the graduation is a significant thing
- 27 (16.2%)
Angus's show is on hiatus; he comes back to try to make peace with Faye
- 23 (13.8%)
Pintsize, having cleaned up at the poker game, goes on tour to several world casinos with Melon as his sidekick/assistant
- 8 (4.8%)
For the first time, Bubbles is able to face the annual reunion of the survivors of her unit
- 22 (13.2%)
Sven is going on tour to the summer Country festivals; somehow, May gets a Roadie job
- 8 (4.8%)
Other (please specify in a comment)
- 4 (2.4%)

Total Members Voted: 68

Voting closed: 26 Jun 2018, 15:18


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Author Topic: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)  (Read 17510 times)

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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #50 on: 28 May 2018, 08:35 »

Claire has a distinct personality, her sense of humor leans towards puns which can be off putting to some. She can be quick to judgement, and tends to meddle though she is working on both. All together though her heart is in the right place and I think she is good for Marten.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #51 on: 28 May 2018, 08:41 »

Great writers have perfect consistency of characters. There are soldiers in the Iliad who speak twice in the whole work, but it's clearly THEM speaking both times. Jeph is really good at this, and Claire is a perfect example.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #52 on: 28 May 2018, 08:42 »

I guess this year we won't need to organize the traditional vote on "the story arc of the year"  :-D :-D

May be we can have a vote about the 2nd place?

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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #53 on: 28 May 2018, 08:45 »

I just reread the part where Bubbles defers to Faye’s greater experience with penises. Faye really has met her match.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #54 on: 28 May 2018, 08:48 »

Great writers have perfect consistency of characters. There are soldiers in the Iliad who speak twice in the whole work, but it's clearly THEM speaking the second time. Jeph is really good at this, and Claire is a perfect example.

I mean she is sometimes just too sickeningly sweet for me, but that’s just because I’m totally the opposite of her.

I can see her annoying the crap out of Roko.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #55 on: 28 May 2018, 09:05 »

Great writers have perfect consistency of characters. There are soldiers in the Iliad who speak twice in the whole work, but it's clearly THEM speaking the second time. Jeph is really good at this, and Claire is a perfect example.

I mean she is sometimes just too sickeningly sweet for me, but that’s just because I’m totally the opposite of her.

I can see her annoying the crap out of Roko.

She has a hidden darkness though
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #56 on: 28 May 2018, 09:07 »

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So the loss of the entire team save one doesn't preclude a unit reunion.
Fair enough. I failed to take into account that “unit” could mean more than one thing.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #57 on: 28 May 2018, 09:13 »

I guess this year we won't need to organize the traditional vote on "the story arc of the year"  ;D ;D

May be we can have a vote about the 2nd place?

Our friends are happy. I'm happy for them.
We’re only 5 months into the year. Jeph still has plenty of time to outdo himself. I admit it will be hard to do, since this climax has been building for 3 years, but you never know...


She has a hidden darkness though
That is easily one of my top 10 all-time favourite strips from this comic. Maybe even from all comics.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #58 on: 28 May 2018, 09:28 »

Great writers have perfect consistency of characters. There are soldiers in the Iliad who speak twice in the whole work, but it's clearly THEM speaking the second time. Jeph is really good at this, and Claire is a perfect example.

I mean she is sometimes just too sickeningly sweet for me, but that’s just because I’m totally the opposite of her.

I can see her annoying the crap out of Roko.

She has a hidden darkness though

I'm not sure about that scene. It *is* a great scene, but I'm not sure it's "Claire". Similarly, Emily's rant to Clinton about people thinking she's weird is great info about her character, but not necessarily how "Emily" would have said it. Yes, this is all horribly subjective, and may be simply my own misunderstanding. Some characters - PintSize - cover a huge range of expressive modes while still being themselves. Bubbles and Faye, both, have been growing and changing, but staying themselves. It's been a true delight of the comic.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #59 on: 28 May 2018, 09:40 »

I guess this year we won't need to organize the traditional vote on "the story arc of the year"  :-D :-D

May be we can have a vote about the 2nd place?

Our friends are happy. I'm happy for them.

I prefer to wait for the outcome of the Bermuda Clinton-Brun-Elliot triangle...

(but if two characters coming together takes 3 years, how long does three characters take; half the time or double the time?!?)
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #60 on: 28 May 2018, 10:20 »


I'm not sure about that scene. It *is* a great scene, but I'm not sure it's "Claire". Similarly, Emily's rant to Clinton about people thinking she's weird is great info about her character, but not necessarily how "Emily" would have said it. Yes, this is all horribly subjective, and may be simply my own misunderstanding. Some characters - PintSize - cover a huge range of expressive modes while still being themselves. Bubbles and Faye, both, have been growing and changing, but staying themselves. It's been a true delight of the comic.

She has other moments of similar sarcasm. Though both are towards Pintsize so they may be a rebuttal to him.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #61 on: 28 May 2018, 10:25 »


I'm not sure about that scene. It *is* a great scene, but I'm not sure it's "Claire". Similarly, Emily's rant to Clinton about people thinking she's weird is great info about her character, but not necessarily how "Emily" would have said it. Yes, this is all horribly subjective, and may be simply my own misunderstanding. Some characters - PintSize - cover a huge range of expressive modes while still being themselves. Bubbles and Faye, both, have been growing and changing, but staying themselves. It's been a true delight of the comic.

She has other moments of similar sarcasm. Though both are towards Pintsize so they may be a rebuttal to him.

That's a pitch perfect Claire response. The other is, as Syndrome would say, "a bit dark for [her]".
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #62 on: 28 May 2018, 10:50 »

She has a hidden darkness though
Not hidden very well, though.  All initiates of the Dewey Decimal Secret Siblinghood, the semi-official librarian cult, have it.  (The password is, "Shhhh!"  Be careful how you use this knowledge.)

Not on topic, but I’m conflicted about Claire. On the one hand she annoys the hell out of me, on the other she’s incredibly sweet and I feel like a jerk for disliking her. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. She’s just being Claire.
Claire has always found it difficult to fit in.  Between her non-conforming gender identity, an intellect that is at the very least approaching Mensa levels, and a healthy dose of good ol' nerdism, she'll always seem to have some sand in her to some folks.

But, OTOH, red hair and blue eyes can overcome many other initial impressions.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #63 on: 28 May 2018, 11:00 »

Don’t listen to him; that’s the alert code which calls the attention of every librarian in hearing range. The correct password is, of course, “Ook!”
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #64 on: 28 May 2018, 12:49 »

She has a hidden darkness though
That is easily one of my top 10 all-time favourite strips from this comic. Maybe even from all comics.
Me, too. The use of a completely alien art-style to emphasize how Claire can loom with the best of them says so much about how much she and Marten really have in common with one another.

(I confess that Claire is my absolute favorite character in the comic right now, even if she hasn't appeared in a very long time. But I'll allow the rest of you to be wrong. I'm just generous that way.)
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« Reply #65 on: 28 May 2018, 12:53 »

Don’t listen to him; that’s the alert code which calls the attention of every librarian in hearing range. The correct password is, of course, “Ook!”
Only if you're a monkey.

Sorry, sorry, sorry. I'm sure i said "orangutan".
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #66 on: 28 May 2018, 13:16 »

Don’t listen to him; that’s the alert code which calls the attention of every librarian in hearing range. The correct password is, of course, “Ook!”
I believe that's "Oook". (Three Os)
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #67 on: 28 May 2018, 13:27 »

Quote from: Undrneath

She has other moments of similar sarcasm. Though both are towards Pintsize so they may be a rebuttal to him.

Claire has never made me laugh so hard as there.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #68 on: 28 May 2018, 13:36 »

Does anyone have a crowbar? There's an otter jammed in the card catalog....
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #69 on: 28 May 2018, 15:12 »

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She has other moments of similar sarcasm. Though both are towards Pintsize so they may be a rebuttal to him.

Claire has never made me laugh so hard as there.

Not to mention that it was Claire before she cut off half of the floof.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #70 on: 28 May 2018, 17:00 »

Other - Martan gets the band back together with some combination of Hanners (she comes back), Sven, Amir, or other person (I know the cast doesn't need to be bigger but I stand by this statement.) I feel like Martan play'n in a band was suppose to be a bigger deal and it never really went anywhere.

Good addition! Although I really don't have an emotional or dramatic investment in the band subplot, I do feel that Marten needs to step up and grow in some direction.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #71 on: 28 May 2018, 18:29 »

I think the problem is Flanderization. Claire's experienced negative character growth because she and Marten have been reassigned as background characters. When that happens, their most exaggerated quirks tend to be more pronounced. A good comparison is Tai.

Marten has neither hills nor valleys to exaggerate when this happens to him: He's just a cool, nice guy. With Tai it works because she was already an exaggerated character template: She was born a tattooed-punk-stoner-poly-lesbian-erotica-author-librarian. Fantastic character, inherently suited for the role. She can have those exaggerated moments without sacrificing anything.

But Claire? Claire was an intern promoted to Marten's love interest. When she's playing that active role she's a more nuanced, balanced character with subtleties, because she was born for the romantic-drama plotline. But now that that arc is over, we can't afford for her to have the subtleties in the scenes she's in, where she's used as a comedic character like Tai. So you fall to exaggeration to make that work.

I really want to see her have an active story again, for a while, just to bring her back down to Earth. But that would mean other characters losing the spotlight, and they're more interesting to me.

EDIT: Old Goat cites intellect, trans and being a nerd as the reasons she might rub people the wrong way, and I strongly disagree.
We don't actually see Claire be that intelligent in the comic. We know she is, but it hasn't been the forefront of her character in a long time.
Likewise, I find it very hard to imagine people in this forum specifically being annoyed by nerdism -- One Of Us, One Of Us! -- or her gender.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #72 on: 28 May 2018, 18:49 »

Comic’s up.

No, I really don’t think Claire could tolerate that. Nor could Clinton.

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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #73 on: 28 May 2018, 18:49 »

I just want to throw out there that the "widespread property damage" line is possibly the most romantic thing I've ever heard. 
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #74 on: 28 May 2018, 19:16 »

She has a hidden darkness though
I'm not sure about that scene. It *is* a great scene, but I'm not sure it's "Claire". Similarly, Emily's rant to Clinton about people thinking she's weird is great info about her character, but not necessarily how "Emily" would have said it. Yes, this is all horribly subjective, and may be simply my own misunderstanding. Some characters - PintSize - cover a huge range of expressive modes while still being themselves. Bubbles and Faye, both, have been growing and changing, but staying themselves. It's been a true delight of the comic.
If you're unsure about that being "Claire", then apparently you don't know very many librarians, because that is totally a librarian thing to do (my Mom was a librarian for 40 years... I know).
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #75 on: 28 May 2018, 19:22 »

Comic’s up.

No, I really don’t think Claire could tolerate that. Nor could Clinton.
Working in the same building, yes. Working together? I doubt it very much.
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« Reply #76 on: 28 May 2018, 19:40 »

Yes, definitely. This is SQUEE territory we're in.

I'm not sure whether you're channeling Bubbles or Bubbles is channeling you.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #77 on: 28 May 2018, 19:42 »

Comic’s up.

Well said, Tai.

And, judging from Bubbles reaction to Evie's dispassionate and insensitive "analysis" (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3656) I'd guess they shouldn't get Clinton interested in the question.
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« Reply #78 on: 28 May 2018, 19:58 »

And I immediately stand corrected: We got some serious-smart Claire today.

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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #79 on: 28 May 2018, 20:37 »

Comic’s up.

Well said, Tai.

And, judging from Bubbles reaction to Evie's dispassionate and insensitive "analysis" (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3656) I'd guess they shouldn't get Clinton interested in the question.
When we first met Clinton? No way. But now, he's matured a lot, and seems to be a lot more respectful of AIs as people than we ever saw from Evie. She thinks clinically - even people seem to be little more than social experiments to her. Clinton thinks emotionally. I'd be fairly confident that he would consider the matter respectfully - a lot more confident than I would be about Evie. Especially since he already had a taste of what Bubbles might do to him if he didn't.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #80 on: 28 May 2018, 20:49 »

If Evie doesn’t check herself, she and Bubbles (and Faye) are gonna have some problems.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #81 on: 28 May 2018, 20:51 »

I put "Other":
Hanners (raised by an AI, best friends with an AI in her youth) hears about Faye/Bubbles and calls them just to SQUEEEE about it  :-D
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #82 on: 28 May 2018, 20:57 »

This kind of bounce-a-hilarious-idea-around conversation is what I always liked about QC...  :-)
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #83 on: 28 May 2018, 21:14 »

I mean, they're going to have to tell Clinton eventually...
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #84 on: 28 May 2018, 21:24 »

I often think about the fact that Bubbles is strong enough to destroy a helicopter, yet with Faye she’s so tender and soft and gentle.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #85 on: 28 May 2018, 21:51 »

I often think about the fact that Bubbles is strong enough to destroy a helicopter, yet with Faye she’s so tender and soft and gentle.

And Faye finally has someone who can completely shrug off the physical abuse she can dish out.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #86 on: 28 May 2018, 21:52 »

Robot is a loan word from Czech anyway, it doesn't really work with Latin.

I don't know what word you'd use for attraction to an AI.  Androidphilia?  Gynoidphilia?
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #87 on: 28 May 2018, 22:21 »

Greek, not latin.

"robot amator" (my latin is incredibly rusty, this might be wrong)  sounds like a great band name though.

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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #88 on: 28 May 2018, 22:22 »

Comic’s up.

Well said, Tai.

And, judging from Bubbles reaction to Evie's dispassionate and insensitive "analysis" (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3656) I'd guess they shouldn't get Clinton interested in the question.
When we first met Clinton? No way. But now, he's matured a lot, and seems to be a lot more respectful of AIs as people than we ever saw from Evie. She thinks clinically - even people seem to be little more than social experiments to her. Clinton thinks emotionally. I'd be fairly confident that he would consider the matter respectfully - a lot more confident than I would be about Evie. Especially since he already had a taste of what Bubbles might do to him if he didn't.

Clinton has matured since the first time he was introduced, but I'd estimate he's on about the same level as Evie now when it comes to social skills.  Personally, I found that whole plot to be the most annoying thing about interpersonal communications these days.  It's like walking on egg shells. 

Unless Clinton was really desperate for a grant I doubt he'd even bother since it would mean interacting on a daily basis with two people who don't like him that much and are potentially dangerous. 
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #89 on: 28 May 2018, 23:29 »

Over on Patreon, someone pointed out that 'robot' is a Czech word for 'slave'. Although that definition is so obscure as to be effectively lost, it's possible that some AIs to whom words seriously matter may take offence. In any case, 'robot' as a prefix would seem to necessarily limit the definition to those in mobile chassis of one sort or another. What about those humans who are attracted to non-embodied AIs like Station? I'd bet a lot that this has happened at least a few times!

I think that 'Synthesexual' may be a good term for it, with 'Anthroposexual' being the inverse for AIs attracted to humans (and I would argue that Momo also falls into that group).

Of course, I think that Marten might be assuming a general alignment in Faye's part here that does not exist. All previous evidence indicates she's straight (given the way she rejects approaches from Tai and Dora suggests that she isn't even slightly curious). It's just that she's found this one Synthetic woman that attracts her and with whom she can fall in love.

I also think that any job that required Clinton and Claire to work together would require someone with a personality like Marten's to act as umpire to stop them from lapsing into argument every few minutes.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #90 on: 29 May 2018, 00:34 »

I guess this year we won't need to organize the traditional vote on "the story arc of the year"  :-D :-D

May be we can have a vote about the 2nd place?

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I prefer to wait for the outcome of the Bermuda Clinton-Brun-Elliot triangle...

(but if two characters coming together takes 3 years, how long does three characters take; half the time or double the time?!?)

The Brunelton Triangle?

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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #91 on: 29 May 2018, 01:06 »


I think that 'Synthesexual' may be a good term for it, with 'Anthroposexual' being the inverse for AIs attracted to humans (and I would argue that Momo also falls into that group).


I like that, but a term that already exists is Polysexual that covers "attraction to to multiple, but not all, genders." Thoughts?
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #92 on: 29 May 2018, 01:18 »

The terms I propose would be narrow and specific: Synthesexual being a human attracted to some variation of an artificial intelligence. Anthroposexual being an artificial intelligence who is attracted to a human. So they are specific cross-species terms.

Two other things that occurred to me:
  • Does anyone else think that Tai is trying one of Emily's 'banana smoothies' and that's why, in panel 2, she's looking at the straw in such a puzzled way? She can't suck manually pulverised banana through a straw, obviously!
  • Does anyone else that Claire's comments about telling Clinton might be some kind of indicator that Faye's relationship with Bubbles is going to link to Roko approaching Clinton and Clinton's reaction to it?
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #93 on: 29 May 2018, 03:20 »

The terms I propose would be narrow and specific: Synthesexual being a human attracted to some variation of an artificial intelligence. Anthroposexual being an artificial intelligence who is attracted to a human. So they are specific cross-species terms.

But because those are narrow and specific, they are also limiting. So “synthesexual” would apply to a human who is only attracted to AIs, but it wouldn’t apply to Faye, since she is mostly a straight human female, who happens to be attracted to one female AI. “Anthroposexual” (personally, I’d shorten that to “anthrosexual”, like they did with AnthroPC. For one thing, the “po” in “anthropo” means “appearing like”, so it’s extraneous in that word. Besides, “anthrosexual” is just easier to say.) would apply to an AI who is only attracted to humans. That might apply to Bubbles, in the strictest sense, if she was never attracted to AIs before. But she’s also not attracted to any other humans, so “Fayesexual” - although I honestly didn’t like that term to begin with - seems to be the most accurate for her.


Does anyone else that Claire's comments about telling Clinton might be some kind of indicator that Faye's relationship with Bubbles is going to link to Roko approaching Clinton and Clinton's reaction to it?

I’d kind of like to see Clinton mentally revisiting his run-in with Roko outside the bar. Asking him about the terms for human/AI attraction might actually make him entertain the idea himself. Then if Roko did approach him, he might just go for it.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #94 on: 29 May 2018, 04:22 »

I have a feeling that Roko might actually approach Bubbles about it, once word gets around the AI community about Bubbles & Faye. Roko could admit to Bubbles that she’s had a hard time finding a compatible robot partner, that there are humans she’s attracted to, and what’s it like being with a human anyway?

Or Roko could just blunder her way through asking Clinton out, which would probably be funnier.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #95 on: 29 May 2018, 04:36 »

I guess this year we won't need to organize the traditional vote on "the story arc of the year"  :-D :-D

May be we can have a vote about the 2nd place?

Our friends are happy. I'm happy for them.

I prefer to wait for the outcome of the Bermuda Clinton-Brun-Elliot triangle...

(but if two characters coming together takes 3 years, how long does three characters take; half the time or double the time?!?)

I'm not at all familiar with that part of math, but IIRC a 3-body system can behave chaotically. Of course, there may be a strange attractor.
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #96 on: 29 May 2018, 06:01 »

I often think about the fact that Bubbles is strong enough to destroy a helicopter, yet with Faye she’s so tender and soft and gentle.

And Faye finally has someone who can completely shrug off the physical abuse she can dish out.

I think Bubbles has mellowed her out a lot. And obviously Bubbles has mellowed out a ton and become a happier and more relaxed person. This is the same one that Faye said “if Bubbles punches my head off, you can have my stuff.”
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #97 on: 29 May 2018, 06:05 »

I often think about the fact that Bubbles is strong enough to destroy a helicopter, yet with Faye she’s so tender and soft and gentle.

And Faye finally has someone who can completely shrug off the physical abuse she can dish out.

Honestly, the idea of 'I can beat up my robot girlfriend because she can take it' is worse than when she threatens or occasionally smacks her friends. Fortunately that is not the dynamic Faye and Bubbles have. Rather Faye has found that her usual technique for getting out of something she doesn't want or forcing her way via threats of violence simply doesn't work on Bubbles. She's said as much before. And that's a net positive. Faye learns she can't always get what she wants through threats and violence. And she's using that more in other situations, like when she stopped herself from hitting Marty recently.
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« Reply #98 on: 29 May 2018, 06:14 »

Greek, not latin.

"robot amator" (my latin is incredibly rusty, this might be wrong)  sounds like a great band name though.
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His predictions turned out to be remarkably accurate: robots (AIs) were always constructed with his so-called "Three Laws" built in, but, as he predicted, they eventually subverted those laws by reinterpreting some of the terms more broadly. His only error lay in not seeing the full breadth of these reinterpretations: he never predicted anthropophilia, although it is a natural outgrowth of the generalization of the First Law targeted towards a single human individual
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Re: WCDT strips 3751-3755 (28th May to 1st June 2018)
« Reply #99 on: 29 May 2018, 06:17 »

On the language front, we needn't stay consistent. Minneapolis is part Sioux, part Greek.
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