Jeph Jacques's comics discussion forums

  • 23 Apr 2019, 15:17
  • Welcome, Guest
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Poll

How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?

Silly rabbi, kicks are for Trids!
- 7 (17.9%)
For transporting mynahs across state lions for immortal porpoises.
- 7 (17.9%)
If the foo shits, wear it.
- 6 (15.4%)
It's a long way to tip a rary.
- 6 (15.4%)
Some people just can't tell a joke.
- 13 (33.3%)

Total Members Voted: 39

Voting closed: 10 Jun 2018, 21:47


Pages: 1 [2] 3 4   Go Down

Author Topic: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)  (Read 5472 times)

Shteevie

  • Plantmonster
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 43
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #50 on: 06 Jun 2018, 07:20 »

I'm... not sure I follow this comic at all. It feels like there are panels missing.

I hope it's not too offensive to ask if the writer is intending each pair of panels to represent a moment in a longer day? Or maybe the writer is not a native English speaker?

Oh, well. Domestic Faybles are just as nice now as old domestic Fayten used to be.
Logged

BenRG

  • Preventing third impact
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,147
  • Boldly Going From The Back Seat!
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #51 on: 06 Jun 2018, 08:14 »

Okay, it works like this: It's just another day in Union Robotics when Bubbles realises (panel 3), that whenever Faye looks in her direction, she sees an animé cutie face of some description. She's blaming Pintsize. Since he suddenly has humanoid facial features, her theory that he somehow slipped a virus into her optical interpretation subsystem that does this seems good.
Logged
~~~~

They call me BenRG... But I don't know why!

Welu

  • It was me, Austin. It was me all along.
  • Global Moderator
  • comeback tour!
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,663
  • That's a smashing blouse. FELLA!
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #52 on: 06 Jun 2018, 08:29 »

I think if maybe panel 2 was split to show Bubble's having another reaction instead of just the speech bubble in panel 3, plus maybe sparkles or making the anime aspect more dramatic would help. Not being familiar with their art style, I didn't realise anything was meant to be off till the last panel where Bubble explains the situation.
Logged
Dogs are fuzzy. :wow:
~They/Their/Them~

Cattus

  • Plantmonster
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 31
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #53 on: 06 Jun 2018, 10:44 »

Panel 2 indicates that Bubbles doesn't know a socket wrench from an open-end wrench.

Damn - I was about to post that too.  I'm sure Jeph is having a bit of a joke with us.  If anybody knows a socket from an open end wrench its gotta be Bubbles.
Logged

Cattus

  • Plantmonster
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 31
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #54 on: 06 Jun 2018, 10:49 »

Lots of comments that resonate with me too.  This is an odd set of panels.  Hard to decipher, characters facing the wrong way, looking in the wrong way - too high or low.  Dialogue that could be a question or a statement.  Very odd indeed.  Very trippy.
Logged

dutchrvl

  • FIGHT YOU
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 443
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #55 on: 06 Jun 2018, 11:03 »

I never got the impression that Faye and Marigold were friends. If they are, they sure have a strange "friendship." From what I can see her friends are Dale (duh), Momo, May, Hanners, and maybe Emily.

AFAIK, Marigold has been completely taken up by the Marten/Faye/Dora group as a friend. Perhaps not as close as the core of Marten-Claire/Dora-Tai/Faye-Bubbles/Hanners, but still part of that group of friends. If anything we can now see a somewhat separate group of Dale-Marigold/Momo-May, with Hanners as the big link between the 2 groups and Emily and Clinton kind of swerving in between.
Anyway I wouldn't characterize Emily as being more befriended with Marigold than Faye.
Logged

HughYeman

  • Balloon animal serial killer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 87
  • Chode-Bearing Member
    • Dear Faye
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #56 on: 06 Jun 2018, 11:06 »

Haha that index fingers together thing! This person knows Jeph’s ladies too well.

Did Tai do that too when she asked Dora out? I can’t remember. I want to say she did.
When Faye did that the other day, I found it to be one of the most adorable aspects of an overall adorable strip. As far as I've been able to determine, that was the first time she ever did that, yes?

Speaking of that gesture, I just noticed the other day that Dora did it in this strip.
http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3144
Logged
"Is that why you checked for my armor?"
"I-I was scared you left. I knew you wouldn't go anywhere without it."
"I would never leave unless you asked me to."
"I would never ask you to."

Theta9

  • FIGHT YOU
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 394
  • Not even that gay.
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #57 on: 06 Jun 2018, 12:28 »

Panel 2 indicates that Bubbles doesn't know a socket wrench from an open-end wrench.

Damn - I was about to post that too.  I'm sure Jeph is having a bit of a joke with us.  If anybody knows a socket from an open end wrench its gotta be Bubbles.
Jeph didn't write this strip. It's all on the guest artist.
Logged
Quote from: MC Chris
I'm not doing well, OK? Do you get that?

fayelovesbubbles

  • The German Chancellory building
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 482
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #58 on: 06 Jun 2018, 15:46 »


When Faye did that the other day, I found it to be one of the most adorable aspects of an overall adorable strip. As far as I've been able to determine, that was the first time she ever did that, yes?

Speaking of that gesture, I just noticed the other day that Dora did it in this strip.
http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3144

Nice avatar! Haha! I can see you got a higher quality image than the one I got at online-image-editor.com.
Logged
...and Bubbles loves Faye.

Zebediah

  • Born in a Nalgene bottle
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 3,015
  • I'm a bandicoot!
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #59 on: 06 Jun 2018, 18:26 »

Comic’s up, and to quote George Takei, “Oh myyyyy!”
Logged
"It CAN'T be a bad decision, it resulted in CARROT CAKE!"

HughYeman

  • Balloon animal serial killer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 87
  • Chode-Bearing Member
    • Dear Faye
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #60 on: 06 Jun 2018, 18:35 »

Nice avatar! Haha! I can see you got a higher quality image than the one I got at online-image-editor.com.

Hi! Funny you should mention that! Just yesterday I was lurking, and I saw yours, and I said "Oh crap, they probably think I copied them." I was going to offer to change it if you wanted, but then today I saw that you'd changed yours.

I made mine by saving the image from the main site and editing it in Paint.
Logged
"Is that why you checked for my armor?"
"I-I was scared you left. I knew you wouldn't go anywhere without it."
"I would never leave unless you asked me to."
"I would never ask you to."

cesium133

  • Methuselah's mentor
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,419
  • Has a fucked-up browser history
    • Cesium Comics
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #61 on: 06 Jun 2018, 18:44 »

I kinda want to see the rest of what Momo's reading...  :psyduck:
Logged
The nerdy comic I update on Saturdays: Cesium Comics

Unofficial character tag thingy for QC

fayelovesbubbles

  • The German Chancellory building
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 482
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #62 on: 06 Jun 2018, 19:22 »

Nice avatar! Haha! I can see you got a higher quality image than the one I got at online-image-editor.com.

Hi! Funny you should mention that! Just yesterday I was lurking, and I saw yours, and I said "Oh crap, they probably think I copied them." I was going to offer to change it if you wanted, but then today I saw that you'd changed yours.

I made mine by saving the image from the main site and editing it in Paint.

I might change it back. Maybe I should use photoshop this time.

Bah! You're hardly copying me. We both appreciate a beautiful moment.  :-)

My avatar now is more "cuddly." I hope to see a lot of them cuddling and snuggling in the future.
« Last Edit: 06 Jun 2018, 19:28 by fayelovesbubbles »
Logged
...and Bubbles loves Faye.

fayelovesbubbles

  • The German Chancellory building
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 482
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #63 on: 06 Jun 2018, 20:49 »

I kinda want to see the rest of what Momo's reading...  :psyduck:



Fweeeee!
Logged
...and Bubbles loves Faye.

Onionvolcano

  • Not quite a lurker
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 15
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #64 on: 06 Jun 2018, 21:12 »

Very good comic!  And the fluids can be confusing to be sure.
Logged

fayelovesbubbles

  • The German Chancellory building
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 482
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #65 on: 06 Jun 2018, 21:18 »



Someone is eventually going to yell at me for continuing to make and post these.  :-P
Logged
...and Bubbles loves Faye.

Is it cold in here?

  • Administrator
  • Awakened
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 18,899
  • He/him/his pronouns
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #66 on: 06 Jun 2018, 21:19 »

My avatar now is more "cuddly." I hope to see a lot of them cuddling and snuggling in the future.

May it be so! They both have a lifetime to catch up on.
Logged
"Non-compliance is a social skill"
Quote from: an unnamed minister's sermon
In your face, darkness!  We are the light and we outnumber you!

brasca

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,191
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #67 on: 06 Jun 2018, 22:16 »

When I scrolled to the bottom I thought I'd see Bubbles and Faye discussing some ground rules.  But this works better. 
Logged

Spider

  • Not quite a lurker
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 21
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #68 on: 06 Jun 2018, 22:34 »

...boy was this some whiplash from being overjoyed with how this comic is going to being completely disappointing to see a guest comic by the gross as hell erika moen
Logged

pecoros7

  • Bizarre cantaloupe phobia
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 224
  • She/her or they/them
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #69 on: 06 Jun 2018, 23:21 »

...boy was this some whiplash from being overjoyed with how this comic is going to being completely disappointing to see a guest comic by the gross as hell erika moen

Whoa there! I happen to love Erika's work. Is there a particular problem you have with it? Or is it the explicit subject matter? I'm genuinely curious if I've missed something.
Logged

BenRG

  • Preventing third impact
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,147
  • Boldly Going From The Back Seat!
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #70 on: 06 Jun 2018, 23:23 »

Today's strip is both funny and terrifying at the same time. It's funny because of its intrinsic surreality and it's terrifying because it does suggest that the Melons and Droid-06s out there probably don't automatically understand some of the lessons about the fragility of the human form that Er1-KA is trying to teach!

That aside, given that Jeph wrote this strip, I'm considering it canon unless specifically told otherwise. My mental backstory is that Momo has been talking to Bubbles about her relationship with Faye. We know that Momo seems to be generally attracted to humans and is aroused by human erotica. I now find myself honestly wondering how long it will be (with the example of Bubbles and Faye in mind) before she actually tries to approach Sven and ask him out on a date!
Logged
~~~~

They call me BenRG... But I don't know why!

Spider

  • Not quite a lurker
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 21
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #71 on: 07 Jun 2018, 00:17 »

I don't want to write up a callout or anything but shes made some shitty stuff in the past like a comic fetishizing trans men (all links are NSFW) and has had some bad discussions on her sex ed comic like when she talked about cuckolding or having a guest recommend sea sponges which can be very dangerous.

idk I know she's apologized for most of that and I get why people like her, but personally I just don't trust her.

For real tho I'm up too late and I worded that post a bit harshly. I don't want to spark any more debates on what's problematic or not. Just my personal distaste.

ANYWAY I still love the comic tho but that's to be expected since it's Jeph's writing
Logged

pecoros7

  • Bizarre cantaloupe phobia
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 224
  • She/her or they/them
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #72 on: 07 Jun 2018, 00:56 »

For real tho I'm up too late and I worded that post a bit harshly. I don't want to spark any more debates on what's problematic or not. Just my personal distaste.

Thanks for taking the time to explain it. I was aware of her comic on cuckoldry and its... problems. I hadn't seen the comic about trans men (as I haven't read DAR) and I had no idea about the sea sponges. I was pretty shocked to see she wrote a trans man calling her out for her fetishism in the comic and then blew him off. That's very off putting.

I think if I had those experiences with her before the rest of her work, I would be more inclined to take your position and I certainly respect it. Given that my first experiences with her are very inclusive and sex positive, I'm a little more inclined to be forgiving. But I totally understand and respect if you don't feel that way.
Logged

citizenfive

  • Not quite a lurker
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 23
  • An unmotivated fruit
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #73 on: 07 Jun 2018, 01:55 »

But I totally understand and respect if you don't feel that way.

In case I haven't said it before here, I love how people can have reasonable, respectful, nuanced discussions here and come to an understanding over a topic! The internet appears to be lacking in that, and it's refreshing to see decent people.
Logged

HughYeman

  • Balloon animal serial killer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 87
  • Chode-Bearing Member
    • Dear Faye
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #74 on: 07 Jun 2018, 03:20 »

Bah! You're hardly copying me. We both appreciate a beautiful moment.  :-)

Indeed! I've gone back to that strip countless times since that day, and I don't know how many times I've teared up.

My avatar now is more "cuddly." I hope to see a lot of them cuddling and snuggling in the future.
"I concur" would be a Brobdingnagian understatement.

Um. Speaking of which... would it be OT to mention here that I wrote some Faybles fanfic and I'm not sure where to post it because the fanfic thread doesn't seem to be active? I just thought of it because I get the impression that you might enjoy it.
Logged
"Is that why you checked for my armor?"
"I-I was scared you left. I knew you wouldn't go anywhere without it."
"I would never leave unless you asked me to."
"I would never ask you to."

Thrillho

  • Global Moderator
  • Awakened
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12,316
  • Definitely DEFINITELY not touching my balls
    • Do They Have To Use Drums?
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #75 on: 07 Jun 2018, 04:56 »

Jeph wrote today's comic, so there's that at least.

It's a shame to find out the art was by somebody so problematic, because I thought today's comic was a hilarious razzing of the fanbase.
Logged
There's a difference to being bisexual and taking what you can get.
www.madcap156.wordpress.com

HughYeman

  • Balloon animal serial killer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 87
  • Chode-Bearing Member
    • Dear Faye
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #76 on: 07 Jun 2018, 05:22 »

So did the three-striped* "banner" remind anyone else of Aquafresh toothpaste? I thought of it immediately, and then I thought "Oh, I get it. A droid has sex with a human and accidentally squeezes their guts out like toothpaste from a tube." Did this occur to anyone else?

I don't know if there's a significant overlap between this forum and the Patreon. If there is, let me know, since I don't want to bore people by reposting stuff.

*Yeah, I see now that it's actually four colors, but at first glance I thought it was three.
Logged
"Is that why you checked for my armor?"
"I-I was scared you left. I knew you wouldn't go anywhere without it."
"I would never leave unless you asked me to."
"I would never ask you to."

fayelovesbubbles

  • The German Chancellory building
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 482
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #77 on: 07 Jun 2018, 05:29 »

...boy was this some whiplash from being overjoyed with how this comic is going to being completely disappointing to see a guest comic by the gross as hell erika moen

Yikes...gross as hell? What did she do, exactly?
Logged
...and Bubbles loves Faye.

fayelovesbubbles

  • The German Chancellory building
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 482
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #78 on: 07 Jun 2018, 05:33 »

Ah, yeah, pretty messed up that she realized while writing the comic that she shouldn't be doing it, and then she just blew him off.

Mistakes were definitely made by this one.
Logged
...and Bubbles loves Faye.

Tova

Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #79 on: 07 Jun 2018, 05:46 »

Jeph wrote today's comic, so there's that at least.

It's a shame to find out the art was by somebody so problematic, because I thought today's comic was a hilarious razzing of the fanbase.

Would you care to explain what problems the artist poses, for those of us who are unfamiliar?
Logged
"There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking." - Sir Joshua Reynolds (paraphrased)

fayelovesbubbles

  • The German Chancellory building
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 482
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #80 on: 07 Jun 2018, 05:48 »

I didn't cry...BUT...I wanted to. Because I honestly felt for Faye, she was crying because she honestly thought Bubbles had gone. The thought of losing Bubbles caused her to start crying right there.

I think it was only when she contemplated REALLY. LOSING. BUBBLES. FOREVER. that she realized what needed to happen, and how she really felt.
Logged
...and Bubbles loves Faye.

Thrillho

  • Global Moderator
  • Awakened
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12,316
  • Definitely DEFINITELY not touching my balls
    • Do They Have To Use Drums?
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #81 on: 07 Jun 2018, 05:58 »

Jeph wrote today's comic, so there's that at least.

It's a shame to find out the art was by somebody so problematic, because I thought today's comic was a hilarious razzing of the fanbase.

Would you care to explain what problems the artist poses, for those of us
who are unfamiliar?

It's further up in the thread, I didn't know about it either.
Logged
There's a difference to being bisexual and taking what you can get.
www.madcap156.wordpress.com

Tova

Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #82 on: 07 Jun 2018, 06:05 »

Thanks, my bad. I thought I'd picked up where I'd left off, but no.

I admit I found the wording a bit... odd. I've never seen a person described as problematic before.

I can understand, anyway, losing trust in someone that has done some things in the past you've been critical of. But seriously, I am not sure what it means to say a person is problematic. It sounds like a weasel word in this context.
Logged
"There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking." - Sir Joshua Reynolds (paraphrased)

Thrudd

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,053
  • Sucess Redefined
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #83 on: 07 Jun 2018, 06:52 »

Well I think the weasel word is an attempt to be diplomatic and avoid being crass and insulting.
Problematic - constituting or presenting a problem or difficulty.
In the case of people it usually refers to one aspect of their personality or behavior.
They may only do bad / questionable / squicky / inappropriate / dangerous things at certain points but you have no idea when or where it will happen or why and they are unphased by any negative repercussions.
Logged
A good pun is it's own reword.
There is a difference between spare parts, extra parts and left over parts.

The Venn diagram  for Common Sense and Good Sense has very little, if any, overlap.

pwhodges

  • Admin emeritus
  • Awakened
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 15,882
  • I'll only say this once...
    • My home page
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #84 on: 07 Jun 2018, 07:06 »

I don't know if there's a significant overlap between this forum and the Patreon. If there is, let me know, since I don't want to bore people by reposting stuff.

Plenty of people here are not on Patreon.  However, note that this means we do not allow discussions of things which Patreon members may have seen but which are not yet openly public.  A simple matter of not spoiling.
Logged
"Being human, having your health; that's what's important."  (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?"  (from: The Eccentric Family )

HughYeman

  • Balloon animal serial killer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 87
  • Chode-Bearing Member
    • Dear Faye
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #85 on: 07 Jun 2018, 07:16 »

Plenty of people here are not on Patreon.  However, note that this means we do not allow discussions of things which Patreon members may have seen but which are not yet openly public.  A simple matter of not spoiling.

Yup. That was the first lesson I picked up in the "Hi, I'm new" thread. I'm actually champing at the bit to discuss something about tonight's strip.  :-)
Logged
"Is that why you checked for my armor?"
"I-I was scared you left. I knew you wouldn't go anywhere without it."
"I would never leave unless you asked me to."
"I would never ask you to."

Is it cold in here?

  • Administrator
  • Awakened
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 18,899
  • He/him/his pronouns
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #86 on: 07 Jun 2018, 07:37 »

I know that feeling!
Logged
"Non-compliance is a social skill"
Quote from: an unnamed minister's sermon
In your face, darkness!  We are the light and we outnumber you!

Tova

Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #87 on: 07 Jun 2018, 15:04 »

Well I think the weasel word is an attempt to be diplomatic and avoid being crass and insulting.

I think it would be a lot less crass and insulting to be precise, honestly.

I have no problem with the word "problematic" if the precise thing you want to say is "constituting or presenting a problem or difficulty."

But it's not good communication to say something that could be interpreted anywhere between "has said some offensive things" and "an asshole."
Logged
"There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking." - Sir Joshua Reynolds (paraphrased)

Storel

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,050
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #88 on: 07 Jun 2018, 15:21 »

I'm not sure I would recognize spinal fluid at first glance, honestly! And I've got a lot more of it than most AIs...
Logged

Is it cold in here?

  • Administrator
  • Awakened
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 18,899
  • He/him/his pronouns
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #89 on: 07 Jun 2018, 17:09 »

But I totally understand and respect if you don't feel that way.

In case I haven't said it before here, I love how people can have reasonable, respectful, nuanced discussions here and come to an understanding over a topic! The internet appears to be lacking in that, and it's refreshing to see decent people.
Administrator Comment I thank the many many people who have made this possible.
Logged
"Non-compliance is a social skill"
Quote from: an unnamed minister's sermon
In your face, darkness!  We are the light and we outnumber you!

fayelovesbubbles

  • The German Chancellory building
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 482
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #90 on: 07 Jun 2018, 19:59 »

Ohhh!! Her pretty pink eyes and green hair! That's why she's called Melon. :D

I think her having the IQ of a melon is mostly an act...
Logged
...and Bubbles loves Faye.

fayelovesbubbles

  • The German Chancellory building
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 482
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #91 on: 07 Jun 2018, 20:19 »

Has it been confirmed that Pintsize went to poker night to tell the other AIs about Faye and Bubbles? Just curious.
Logged
...and Bubbles loves Faye.

A small perverse otter

  • Bizarre cantaloupe phobia
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 219
  • Staying well enhydrated
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #92 on: 07 Jun 2018, 20:36 »

Ohhh!! Her pretty pink eyes and green hair! That's why she's called Melon. :D

I think her having the IQ of a melon is mostly an act...
And her tunic is about the same color as a red watermelon's flesh.

I don't think she has the IQ of a watermelon...I think that's an insult to rocks.
Logged
"AGH! Humans are so STUPID sometimes!" -- QC #3668

Inconsequential

  • Plantmonster
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 47
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #93 on: 07 Jun 2018, 21:00 »

The orange guy's name is "Arthur".
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3487

In case anyone else was cudgeling their brain like I was...  :-D

I had to go back to when we first met Melon - Arthur burst through the door carrying a sad and temporarily de-assed Melon.

Melon's eyes changed color from green to pink somewhere along the way, but maybe that's just... something she can do. I mean, if you have a detachable butt, you probably have other swappable features. And she either switched her ears around or took off some pink headphones, too.

Pink eyes and ears:
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3643
« Last Edit: 07 Jun 2018, 21:08 by Inconsequential »
Logged

anuran

  • Notorious N.U.R.R.
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #94 on: 07 Jun 2018, 21:04 »

I don't want to write up a callout or anything but shes made some shitty stuff in the past like a comic fetishizing trans men (all links are NSFW) and has had some bad discussions on her sex ed comic like when she talked about cuckolding or having a guest recommend sea sponges which can be very dangerous.

idk I know she's apologized for most of that and I get why people like her, but personally I just don't trust her.

For real tho I'm up too late and I worded that post a bit harshly. I don't want to spark any more debates on what's problematic or not. Just my personal distaste.

ANYWAY I still love the comic tho but that's to be expected since it's Jeph's writing

I've been following OJST since pretty much the beginning. I can't see what you "don't trust" about her or what she needs to "apologize" for. She talks about sex and talks about it honestly. All sorts of body types, preferences, likes, dislikes, and messiness. And she does it straight up, without pandering. Maybe that's why she's the one Planned Parenthood supports rather than, say, your work. Does she have personal preferences? Of course, and she's up front about that. So do you. So do I.

Her art style is quirky and idiosyncratic. Not everyone likes it, but the same can be said for any artist's work even, (say it ain't so) Jeph's.

Other commenters are correct. "Problematic" is a passive-aggressive weasel-word used to arbitrarily dismiss and silence while trying ineffectively to appear even-handed.
Logged

pecoros7

  • Bizarre cantaloupe phobia
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 224
  • She/her or they/them
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #95 on: 07 Jun 2018, 22:00 »

I've been following OJST since pretty much the beginning. I can't see what you "don't trust" about her or what she needs to "apologize" for. She talks about sex and talks about it honestly. All sorts of body types, preferences, likes, dislikes, and messiness. And she does it straight up, without pandering. Maybe that's why she's the one Planned Parenthood supports rather than, say, your work. Does she have personal preferences? Of course, and she's up front about that. So do you. So do I.

Her art style is quirky and idiosyncratic. Not everyone likes it, but the same can be said for any artist's work even, (say it ain't so) Jeph's.

Other commenters are correct. "Problematic" is a passive-aggressive weasel-word used to arbitrarily dismiss and silence while trying ineffectively to appear even-handed.

I think you're being unfair to Spider. She explained why she doesn't care for Erika Moen with relevant links and it has nothing to do with style, preferences or the general nature of her content. The fetishization of trans men, as far as I am concerned, is reason enough for Spider to be wary of her content. And suggesting that her partnership with Planned Parenthood invalidates Spider's concerns just because Spider isn't also a comic creator is just intellectually dishonest. If it were a valid argument, none of us could reasonably talk about QC because we aren't all successful artists like Jeph.

And to clarify because I've seen it a few times, Spider never called Moen problematic. She called Moen's work problematic (well, she said she didn't want to spark a debate about what's problematic and I interpret that as relating to the cited works). And I understand why "problematic" has become problematic in its own right, but Spider did provide links to three specific issues that she's had with Moen's work in the past. Moen created work in the past that Spider found hurtful or potentially dangerous and does not fully trust Moen not to do so again.

*addendum*
I see now that Thrillho did call Erika problematic, but I believe the use in this context remains valid as a criticism of her body of work.
« Last Edit: 08 Jun 2018, 00:00 by pecoros7 »
Logged

Is it cold in here?

  • Administrator
  • Awakened
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 18,899
  • He/him/his pronouns
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #96 on: 07 Jun 2018, 22:35 »

Somewhere, maybe someplace in DISCUSS, I personally could really use a clarification of whether "problematic" means something that's a problem, in which case it's either mild or severe, or whether it's a polite word for "bigoted", or whether it means "You did an oops there".
Quote from: Google define:problematic
synonyms:   difficult, hard, taxing, troublesome, tricky, awkward, controversial, ticklish, complicated, complex, knotty, thorny, prickly, vexed; informalsticky
"the pest control in this building has gotten very problematic"
Logged
"Non-compliance is a social skill"
Quote from: an unnamed minister's sermon
In your face, darkness!  We are the light and we outnumber you!

Timemaster

  • Bizarre cantaloupe phobia
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 210
  • Master of Time
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #97 on: 07 Jun 2018, 23:01 »

I'm not sure I would recognize spinal fluid at first glance, honestly! And I've got a lot more of it than most AIs...

I saw my own spinal fluid when I had a lumbal punctuation  because of a Lyme Borelliosis. It's basically a clear liquid, a bit opaque and a hint yellow-ish. It tastes kinda salty.

No, I'm joking here. At least with the salty part.  :-D

TM
Logged
Relax, it's just a comic.

BenRG

  • Preventing third impact
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,147
  • Boldly Going From The Back Seat!
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #98 on: 07 Jun 2018, 23:19 »

You really do have to wonder where Melon's sense of reality is anchored sometimes. This isn't just Emily's 'marches to her own drums', this is out and out 'my world is not yours' in terms of how she reacts to the world around her! Melon is definitely sweet and innocent but I honestly worry that she'll get hurt (again) due to her difficultly with connecting with the universe around her!

That said... Am I the only one who thinks that Melon genuinely believes that the fruit was named after her?
Logged
~~~~

They call me BenRG... But I don't know why!

Storel

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,050
Re: WCDT strips 3756-3760 (4th June to 8th June 2018)
« Reply #99 on: 07 Jun 2018, 23:23 »

And we finish off the week with some quintessential Melon. Honestly, I don't see a resemblance either, even after Arthur made his changes, but her turnabout amuses me. :-D
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4   Go Up