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Announcement Time! Who will freak out the most from Faye/Bubbles?

Clinton
- 1 (2.1%)
Tai
- 9 (18.8%)
Steve
- 2 (4.2%)
Emily
- 3 (6.3%)
Marigold
- 6 (12.5%)
Dale
- 0 (0%)
Dora
- 1 (2.1%)
Penelope
- 5 (10.4%)
Cosette
- 1 (2.1%)
Other
- 20 (41.7%)

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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)  (Read 7969 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #50 on: 26 Jun 2018, 10:08 »

Two observations on today's strip (26 June).


Bottom right corner:

"She's been hoist". Not "hoisted", which is American. It's a quote from Shakespeare, who wasn't.
("For tis the sport to have the engineer hoist with his own petard" - Hamlet, Act III, Scene 4).


"Petar(d)":

A rather basic form of early bomb used in the breaking of sieges (especially for blasting through fortification gates). Shaped a bit like a bell with a rim at the mouth end, a bit like a large top hat. You'd run up to the door, nail it mouth-first to the woodwork by the rim (and/or prop it up with a framework a bit like an easel), light the (short) fuse, and run for cover like your life depended on it - because it did. "Hoist with his own petard" is the fanciful image of some poor beggar blown high into the air ("hoist") by the explosion of the bomb he didn't get clear of in time.

Probably related to the French verb "péter", meaning "to fart".
Today it's called a "breaching charged."  More compact, more precise, still lots of BOOM!!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #51 on: 26 Jun 2018, 14:11 »

Hi there, long time reader, first time poster here!  :-) Definitely been enjoying the latest arcs, it's definitely been a slow burn that has been worth the wait! Also wanted to say that the poll had a distinct lack of Hanners! She is on her retreat of sorts right now, but I imagine we will be getting back to her soon. She did get pretty excited when Dale and Marigold hooked up: https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2647

That said, I agree that the most interesting reaction would be from Faye's mom. It has been far too long since we have seen her, and this is definitely something that we should see at least a few comics of her about. Hopefully Jeph will let us check in on her at some point!


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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #52 on: 26 Jun 2018, 14:39 »

Clinton's pose reminded me of Body Snatchers, when the pod people scream to alert other pod people  :-D
"DORK! SCREEEEEEEEAAAAACHH!"

Oh yeah, that final scene with Donald Sutherland made me make nightmares for days when I saw it a s a kid!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #53 on: 26 Jun 2018, 14:41 »

"Pétard" means either firecracker (literal meaning) or joint, in french. Actually, I remember from my duty time that military also use it for small explosive charges.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #54 on: 26 Jun 2018, 19:59 »

New comic... And I know the feeling, Claire.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #55 on: 26 Jun 2018, 20:31 »

Oh boy.  Of course, soon in QC time might well mean her comprehensive exams will happen in 2019 real time, but... this has the potential for SRS DRAMA if Claire gets a job in, say, New York.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #56 on: 26 Jun 2018, 21:15 »

I kind of regret deciding to check urban dictionary for myself.

I NEVER check UB because I usually don't wanna know.
I never check UD any more because it's useless. Twice I've tried, and both times I got at least half a dozen contradicting definitions for what I looked up.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #57 on: 26 Jun 2018, 21:26 »

Oh boy.  Of course, soon in QC time might well mean her comprehensive exams will happen in 2019 real time, but... this has the potential for SRS DRAMA if Claire gets a job in, say, New York.
Ironically enough, I'm an elected library trustee from a small western Massachusetts town.  Trust me, there are jobs available.  She'll be working in one of the hilltowns, she might have to put together two part-time gigs, and she'll absolutely need a car, but Claire won't have to go out-of-region.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #58 on: 26 Jun 2018, 21:44 »

I kind of regret deciding to check urban dictionary for myself.

I NEVER check UB because I usually don't wanna know.
I never check UD any more because it's useless. Twice I've tried, and both times I got at least half a dozen contradicting definitions for what I looked up.
If Urban Dictionary were currency, it plus a dollar would be worth a nickel.
I have to agree, it's gone to Hell in a handbasket.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #59 on: 26 Jun 2018, 23:07 »

Claire’s friends and family can ask around.  Perhaps Veronica could contact a fellow dominatrix who might know of some libraries with openings. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #60 on: 26 Jun 2018, 23:15 »

That took a 90 degree turn I didn't see coming.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #61 on: 26 Jun 2018, 23:21 »

Ah the wonders of post-graduation life suddenly looming up before you! Never mind, Claire! No matter what, I'm sure that Tai can get you a job at Smif! Seriously, though, Claire is going to have to have the guts to start at the bottom - at the VERY bottom: 'Junior Assistant Shelf-Stacker and Refreshment Maker to the Junior Assistant Librarian' or something similarly dehumanising.

FWIW, I can see why Claire might not want to get a job at Smif's library. Simply put, she wouldn't want even a hint of 'she got a job because the assistant manager is her boyfriend' to be on her resume. That said, it might be interesting if she did; any librarian is automatically the superior of the admin staff. Whilst I think her getting Marten to call her 'Ma'am' will be funny, I'm wondering if Tai could survive someone in authority insisting that 'Libraries are Serious Business' and trying to make that stick on a policy level.

So, here's the thing: Will Claire need a temporary job to tide her over 'until something comes up'? I think that it will be necessary and I'm going to be bold and predict that it's going to be a Coffee of Doom. Then Jeph can go back to having the main bulk of strips being Marten propping up the counter and talking to Claire and one of the other girls.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #62 on: 26 Jun 2018, 23:40 »

I feel like Jeph explained the joke today.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #63 on: 27 Jun 2018, 00:55 »


(And as soon as ONE set of friends gets engaged... it's like a cascade effect!)

Just wait for someone to get pregnant.


Yup!
Exactly the same...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #64 on: 27 Jun 2018, 02:55 »

I feel like Jeph explained the joke today.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #65 on: 27 Jun 2018, 03:56 »

Oh boy.  Of course, soon in QC time might well mean her comprehensive exams will happen in 2019 real time, but... this has the potential for SRS DRAMA if Claire gets a job in, say, New York.
Ironically enough, I'm an elected library trustee from a small western Massachusetts town.  Trust me, there are jobs available.  She'll be working in one of the hilltowns, she might have to put together two part-time gigs, and she'll absolutely need a car, but Claire won't have to go out-of-region.

She may not even need to do that. I just took a look at local librarian job openings, and there are three at Smith, one with the public library in Amherst, and a couple in Springfield.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #66 on: 27 Jun 2018, 04:01 »

IMO, there are basically three mid-term outcomes for this arc:
  • Claire can't find a librarian position immediately and has to get a stop-gap position at Coffee of Doom; not having to look like a librarian lets her inner love for the cyberpunk aesthetic come out (yes, I like the idea of Claire dressed in the punk style);
  • Claire gets a job at Smif College's main library; this makes her technically Tai and Marten's superior and certain awkwardness and hilarity ensues;
  • Claire gets a job at UMass at Amhurst and this leads to increasingly awkward (Clinton) and bizarre (Emily) interactions.
She may not even need to do that. I just took a look at local librarian job openings, and there are three at Smith, one with the public library in Amherst, and a couple in Springfield.

The thing is that Claire wants to work in a big library and make a name in her field so she can end up working in the Library of Congress or something. It will probably be very difficult for her to accept starting in a small, provincial library with the possibility of limited opportunities for advancement.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #67 on: 27 Jun 2018, 04:18 »

*delurks*
Claire! Do what I did and start putting out applications NOW. Not later, NOW. I did that my last semester and everyone laughed at me for it. I explained in interviews that I was still a student but this was my current GPA and here are my current grades in my current classes and I expect to graduate on X day. Literally walked off the stage after graduation, got in my car, and drove to the town I was hired in to start work the next day.

Also- former library grad so I'm wondering if he'll put in... the CAPSTONE project librarians have to pass to get their master's degree.

It's literally at 8am Monday morning you are given 10 potential research topics. You have exactly 7 days (Due 7:59AM the following Monday) to write 3 well researched papers with NO HELP FROM ANYONE (not even to edit and spell check!) that meet certain word min and max and source types and such. You may never talk about the questions or what you researched or how you did it with anyone ever or they can take away the degree. This is put forth by the American Librarian Association. (if someone was in the program more recently and has corrections to this feel free to correct, I did graduate in '06).

OH and you never know what you did and didn't do well it, just that you passed all 3- or you couldn't move forward. I think you only got two chances at this.... I was too terrified to take the chance so I made sure to pass the first time.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #68 on: 27 Jun 2018, 04:29 »

"Pétard" means either firecracker (literal meaning) or joint, in french. Actually, I remember from my duty time that military also use it for small explosive charges.

Don't think anybody has pointed it out yet, but yesterday's comic was a pretty awesome callback to comic https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=628 of no less than 12 years ago!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #69 on: 27 Jun 2018, 04:42 »

I work in further education in the UK and I'm about to move to a job at a university. It is amusing to me that during weeks when I am basically dragging students over the finish line by the short ones, Claire is panicking about the exact same shit my students are.

If Urban Dictionary were currency, it plus a dollar would be worth a nickel.

I am stealing the shit out of this to apply to other things.

"Pétard" means either firecracker (literal meaning) or joint, in french. Actually, I remember from my duty time that military also use it for small explosive charges.

Don't think anybody has pointed it out yet, but yesterday's comic was a pretty awesome callback to comic https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=628 of no less than 12 years ago!

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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #70 on: 27 Jun 2018, 06:11 »

Today's comic ties in cooincidentally with today's repeat from Unshelved (a library based webcomic).

http://www.unshelved.com/2007-6-11

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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #71 on: 27 Jun 2018, 06:47 »

Clinton’s at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, about 10 miles from downtown Northampton on the other side of the river. There’s pretty frequent bus service between them.

Trust me, I've taken that bus many times, and trust me, you don't want to.  It's about an hour each way, with occasional express runs that are still about half an hour.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #72 on: 27 Jun 2018, 09:38 »

Clinton’s at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, about 10 miles from downtown Northampton on the other side of the river. There’s pretty frequent bus service between them.
Trust me, I've taken that bus many times, and trust me, you don't want to.  It's about an hour each way, with occasional express runs that are still about half an hour.

Wow, a whole hour ..... colour me .... unsympathetic.

I drive now and the trip to or from the office can range from 18 to 70 minutes + depending on time of day, traffic, construction, accidents, and weather.
Add to that client on-site calls that could reach 3+ hours each way ....  :-\

In the bad old days in a previous career where I was a transit rat, I commuted to one of two locations. First was two buses and took almost an hour including the three industrial park block walk.. The second was downtown to head office which was Bus-subway-streetcar-walk and could take anywhere from 70 to 200 minutes++ either way.  Streetcars don't do so well in blizzards. Most of my coworkers had a less than 15 min transit commute.

Also- former library grad so I'm wondering if he'll put in... the CAPSTONE project librarians have to pass to get their master's degree.

It's literally at 8am Monday morning you are given 10 potential research topics. You have exactly 7 days (Due 7:59AM the following Monday) to write 3 well researched papers with NO HELP FROM ANYONE (not even to edit and spell check!) that meet certain word min and max and source types and such. You may never talk about the questions or what you researched or how you did it with anyone ever or they can take away the degree. This is put forth by the American Librarian Association. (if someone was in the program more recently and has corrections to this feel free to correct, I did graduate in '06).

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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #73 on: 27 Jun 2018, 12:29 »

Just a caveat - I am a specialist in Quality Systems, Metrology, etc etc [not always recognized as an equal due to my specialty] and I HAVE TO work with engineers.

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I do respect Engineers for their knowledge and know-how in their specialty even though some have challenges with communication.
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I have none for those who lack respect and play the Engineer Card on subjects they have no clue about.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #74 on: 27 Jun 2018, 19:31 »

I'm pretty sure that Jeph has decided that he is moving onto the 'where next for Marten and Claire?' arc.

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I think not, anymore. At least not once one of the pair realizes the other is serious.

I'm actually thinking that a conversation with his father after the Fay/Bubbles events could put Marten into the spot of actually taking the initiative. The catch is going to be if it is enough to force him to be either a) serious about being a musician or b) finding a different career path.  Myself having watched a couple of pro/semi-pro muscians struggle with "do I go for it? do I really really go for big time fame?" and remembering watching the Replacements essentially intentionally self-destruct on SNL, that could be a pretty heavy topic for Jeph to tackle. Claire will, in the end, be a professional librarian of the top order. Where does Marten end up and what is both willing to do and willing to sacrifice to keep Claire and her love?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #75 on: 27 Jun 2018, 21:11 »

Oh boy.  Of course, soon in QC time might well mean her comprehensive exams will happen in 2019 real time, but... this has the potential for SRS DRAMA if Claire gets a job in, say, New York.
Ironically enough, I'm an elected library trustee from a small western Massachusetts town.  Trust me, there are jobs available.  She'll be working in one of the hilltowns, she might have to put together two part-time gigs, and she'll absolutely need a car, but Claire won't have to go out-of-region.

She may not even need to do that. I just took a look at local librarian job openings, and there are three at Smith, one with the public library in Amherst, and a couple in Springfield.

Job availability is not the (only) problem.  Claire is suffering from the classic realization of a grad student that she will soon have to leave "la tour d'ivoire" and go out into the real world.  After all, one doesn't go into grad school in the first place without a love of learning and a deep interest in the topic.  Leaving the cocoon of academia can be frightening at best, and we know Claire can make more out of any situation than whatever's really there. 

I'm sure she has good coping mechanisms, she's gone through a transition, after all.  I just don't know what they are. 

Beside puns.  And Marten. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #76 on: 27 Jun 2018, 22:17 »

Clinton’s at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, about 10 miles from downtown Northampton on the other side of the river. There’s pretty frequent bus service between them.
Trust me, I've taken that bus many times, and trust me, you don't want to.  It's about an hour each way, with occasional express runs that are still about half an hour.

Wow, a whole hour ..... colour me .... unsympathetic.

Yeah, me too.  I took that bus in college days a fair bit (being a student at UMass, with my future wife at Smith).  Anyone for whom a half hour ride on clean PVTA bus between Haigis Mall at UMass and the JMG Hall at Smith is a tribulation is even more highly-strung than Hannelore.

She may not even need to do that. I just took a look at local librarian job openings, and there are three at Smith, one with the public library in Amherst, and a couple in Springfield.

The good jobs locally in western Mass are pretty fiercely competitive, though.  The good FT ones with responsibility go to people with 10-15+ years experience in the field.  The ones I referenced are the ones freshly minted MLSs just out of school can readily snag.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #77 on: 27 Jun 2018, 22:32 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #78 on: 27 Jun 2018, 22:39 »

Honestly I don't think Claire has specific plans about getting married to Marten. She probably thought about what happens, and what she would do if anyone ever popped the question.

She probably also did that to not think about graduating and leaving for the working people.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #79 on: 27 Jun 2018, 23:24 »

New Comic!

Okay, Claire is having a huge problem with denial here and it is going to bite her in the butt if she isn't careful. I think she's really only now looking at the practical problems associated with getting her dream job and she doesn't know what to do. Like almost everyone in her circumstances, she's dealing with that by not thinking about it at all!

I think that Jeph is giving us a huge foreshadowing by using the doom-laden 'This is fine' meme in the footer text. No, things are not going to be fine and may already be spinning out of Claire's control. We're definitely being told that we're heading into the next phase of Claire's character arc - call it "Doin' Adult" - and how it impacts on her relationships with others.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #80 on: 28 Jun 2018, 01:28 »

Marten gets a job more suited to his interests, Tai makes it as an author, Claire starts at the SMIF Library and is soon levelled up to a rank 2 librarian, with an extra d8 hit points.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #81 on: 28 Jun 2018, 03:03 »

She is, however, adept at letting entities know she could smack - or squish - them without actually doing so, usually to devastating effect.

Reminds me of Sergeant Taura (8 feet tall, genetically engineered super-soldier with fangs) in the Miles Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold. There's a good bit in the novella Winterfair Gifts:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #82 on: 28 Jun 2018, 07:13 »

There's also the possibility she might be more qualified for MARTEN's position and bump him.

That'd be amusing. If evil.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #83 on: 28 Jun 2018, 08:19 »

Claire is already more qualified than Marten for his job. Once she gets her MLS she’ll be overqualified for it.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #84 on: 28 Jun 2018, 09:18 »

Claire is already more qualified than Marten for his job. Once she gets her MLS she’ll be overqualified for it.

So she'll probably be in a good place to get it, then. People being underemployed is common as muck, tbh, though not quite as annoying as being simultaneously over- and under- qualified.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #85 on: 28 Jun 2018, 19:24 »

Comic is up

Looks like we are segueing into the Brun-Elliot-Clinton triangle next week.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #86 on: 28 Jun 2018, 19:50 »

GOOOOOO CLIN-TON!





Also, cinnamon-raisin bagels are an abomination.

That is all.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #87 on: 28 Jun 2018, 20:00 »

Also, cinnamon-raisin bagels are an abomination.

That is all.

Cinnamon raisin doughnuts on the other hand...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #88 on: 28 Jun 2018, 20:13 »

I hate how raisin cookies look JUST like chocolate chip, and bit into them looking forward to that chocolate hit and suddenly you're "NOOOOOO I'VE BEEN BETRAYED!"

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Good update, anyway.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #89 on: 28 Jun 2018, 20:20 »

It's been established that Brun feels helpless without a routine, so it's good to see her building a new one. Maybe once she regains that control she'll be able to ruminate on her feelings toward Elliot, Clinton, and dating in general, and at the very least get them two dudes out of the lurch.

I think I've mentioned before that Brun is a character I very closely relate to. I find it very easy to be overwhelmed by life like she seems to, I struggle with the nuances of social interaction in a similar way, and I too am deeply confused by romance in my direction, so seeing her recover from such a low spot, accrue good friendships, AND receive romantic interest from two seperate parties is inspiring to me.

EDIT to add that any goodwill raisins have earned by being a nutritious and vaguely tasty snack has been spent a hundred times over by their tendency to impersonate chocolate chips in any setting.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #90 on: 28 Jun 2018, 20:37 »

I hate how raisin cookies look JUST like chocolate chip, and bit into them looking forward to that chocolate hit and suddenly you're "NOOOOOO I'VE BEEN BETRAYED!"

Some foods are quite good dried, like dates, tomatoes, apricots, etc.  Grapes are not one of them.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #91 on: 28 Jun 2018, 20:43 »

There's ALWAYS a fight over the last cinnamon raisin bagel!

Well, when I'm around, anyway...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #92 on: 28 Jun 2018, 23:19 »

You know what I like most about this comic? The way that Clinton is learning to interact with Brun on her own terms. There's no "oh, you're weird so I'm not going to bother" about him. Rather, he seems to have taught himself to understand the direction her thoughts are going and take that seriously. He's even patient enough to explain himself to her if she's confused! It would be nice to read Brun's viewpoint of him too!

I've just got to add this: Brun's line in panel 4 is as about as cute as she's ever managed to be in the comic. It is a quintessentially 'Brun' thing for her to say! :-D

Looks like we are segueing into the Brun-Elliot-Clinton triangle next week.

Yeah, that's what I think too. I suspect that Elliott is going to take a look at the way Brun and Clinton are at ease with each other and jump to unjustified conclusions (again). I'm wondering if Brun, with her dry and direct manner, will outright end up telling them that she doesn't want to come between their mutual attraction or something.

Of course, I may be taking a far too short-term view of this. If there's one thing that Faye and Bubbles taught it's that Jeph likes to stretch out stories. I think it would be just as interesting if Brun spends the morning with Clinton and they do things that they both like. When she discusses this with Renee, Brun is told that they've effectively been on a date (Brun's first ever that didn't have overtly selfish goals on the part of the other person). This then leads into her thinking about her own reactions to Clinton and comparing them to her reactions to Elliott and their reactions to each other.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #93 on: 29 Jun 2018, 00:24 »

It's been established that Brun feels helpless without a routine, so it's good to see her building a new one. Maybe once she regains that control she'll be able to ruminate on her feelings toward Elliot, Clinton, and dating in general, and at the very least get them two dudes out of the lurch.

Or suddenly Hannelore returns and they start dating. But that's too harsh a stretch and too much of a plot twist.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #94 on: 29 Jun 2018, 00:25 »

Hi Brun!
And you're right in being sceptical. I tried it for years, and getting up early is not for everyone.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #95 on: 29 Jun 2018, 01:14 »

Also, cinnamon-raisin bagels are the best bagels ever.

That is all.

Fixed that for you. You're welcome!  :-D
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #96 on: 29 Jun 2018, 04:05 »

Really enjoying Clinton's arc and development. Going from a mega-creepy, socially inept weirdo to a more aware and affable gentleman about town is fun to watch. Just hope he isn't giving the "Be in a couple, be happy" ending that seems prevalent is the comic at the moment.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #97 on: 29 Jun 2018, 04:41 »

To be honest, Faye did take a lot of crap, and worked for being close to Bubbles. Is it a happy new couple thing? most definetly. is it deserved? I think so.

Clinton will always be a somewhat overexcitable nerd (see Claire's latest failed prediction), but he's less awkward now.


Brun is my favorite side character, if not generally. I can somewhat relate to her, but I like her hair the most. probably as stubborn as my own.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #98 on: 29 Jun 2018, 06:23 »

And you're right in being sceptical. I tried it for years, and getting up early is not for everyone.

Especially if your work is mostly at night.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3771 - 3775 (25-29 June 2018)
« Reply #99 on: 29 Jun 2018, 06:25 »

I think it would be deserved even if it hadn't been earned.
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