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What's coming this week? Select the first option, then one of the others.

More Melon wackiness. I know, just click it. You know it's coming.
- 18 (24.3%)
More Faye and Bubbles apotheosis. It's what the fans want.
- 15 (20.3%)
More relationship drama. It's what the fans deserve.
- 5 (6.8%)
More health code drama. It's what the fans need right now. Compelling, TBH.
- 2 (2.7%)
More academic drama. Bringing some real stress to the table.
- 15 (20.3%)
More progression of Marten's life goals. He's the one dating Claire. FYI.
- 13 (17.6%)
Something else. Add your rant to the thread.
- 6 (8.1%)

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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)  (Read 5454 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #100 on: 03 Aug 2018, 00:17 »

I find it slightly worrying that the grinder appears (and Sam's excitement about same) in the same strip where Faye's just promised Sam will be returned with all her fingers still attached.

Deliberate wind-up on Jeph's part, of course. 'specially on a Friday...

They are in robotic repair. Does 'swapped for titanium and re-attached' count when it comes to 'the right number of fingers'? 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #101 on: 03 Aug 2018, 00:22 »

Bubbles doesn't fool me; her posture in panel 3 is too practised and calculated. Either she's testing to see how Faye reacts to her doing heavy work whilst lightly clad or she's practising for her audition for the lead role in the rumoured The Evil Dead reboot movie. I'd heard that the producers had decided that chainsaws were too old school and were looking for a new gimmick! :laugh:

Oh, and Bubbles has no navel confirmed. There's just a join between her abdominals.

Seriously, I suspect that Bubbles keeps the concrete saw around as a time waster detector. If there appears to be no physical cause for her subject's complaint, she says 'I need to go in' and pulls out the saw. If the subject is then miraculously cured, she knows that there is no physical cause to find! It's an old sugeon's trick going back centuries!


To test Faye's Reaction? I think it was more of a subtle try to scare/startle Sam, but it didn't work out. Sam seems to be attracted to the dangerous things, like snakes and gasoline powered rock cutters.


Skullmaster isn't interested unless it's potentially lethal.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #102 on: 03 Aug 2018, 00:24 »

Also, when did Bubbles change clothes? right after cutting her hair? Admittedly, this may be better work attire, especially if you want to operate a (fast) rotating machine - no loose clothing or hair.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #103 on: 03 Aug 2018, 00:29 »

I find it slightly worrying that the grinder appears (and Sam's excitement about same) in the same strip where Faye's just promised Sam will be returned with all her fingers still attached.

Deliberate wind-up on Jeph's part, of course. 'specially on a Friday...

They are in robotic repair. Does 'swapped for titanium and re-attached' count when it comes to 'the right number of fingers'?

Quote Faye: "Yeah, they'll still be attached", so that implies Sam will retain her own body parts through this visit.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #104 on: 03 Aug 2018, 02:40 »


I can see the new business facade going up outside...

"BFS: Sprays, Spares and Repairs"

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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #105 on: 03 Aug 2018, 02:42 »

Well, it looks as though predicting more Melon wackiness is like packing an umbrella in your bag. Still. It's been a fine week of yet more Faye and Bubbles with a dash of May precociousness.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #106 on: 03 Aug 2018, 03:21 »

Panel 2: DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #107 on: 03 Aug 2018, 03:29 »

Okay, is Bubbles posing for Faye's benefit - or is she Ms. August on a hardware calendar?   :-D

(and if the latter, where can I buy it?)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #108 on: 03 Aug 2018, 03:39 »

Okay, is Bubbles posing for Faye's benefit - or is she Ms. August on a hardware calendar?   :-D

(and if the latter, where can I buy it?)

Definitely the former and I'm wondering if Sam will twig onto the fact that her best adult friend and her giant robot lady room mate are in a relationship. It might lead to an interesting conversation between Sam and Momo about how common human-AI relationships are and what it's like when humans and synthetics 'smooch'.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #109 on: 03 Aug 2018, 04:38 »

Bubbles removed her top because it was loose, and most power tools have an “avoid wearing loose articles of clothing” warning on them. Also Bubbles probably didn’t want to get oil all over her new clothes.

And she knew it would get a reaction out of Faye. She’s multitasking. :D
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #110 on: 03 Aug 2018, 05:56 »

Bubbles removed her top because it was loose, and most power tools have an “avoid wearing loose articles of clothing” warning on them. Also Bubbles probably didn’t want to get oil all over her new clothes.

And she knew it would get a reaction out of Faye. She’s multitasking. :D

It doesn't explain her shorts changing as well, they aren't loose. If we don't get an explanation on Monday or Tuesday it smells a lot like Jeph just forgot what she was wearing.

And why change into something that exposes more skin when you are using what is essentially a large grinder? Wouldn't you want to wear something that covers more skin instead?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #111 on: 03 Aug 2018, 05:59 »

Possibly, unless your skin was military-grade robot dermal that could withstand damage better than any civilian clothing could.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #112 on: 03 Aug 2018, 06:21 »

Cover up when using power tools! I learned that the hard way a long, long time ago (still in this galaxy though).

Using an angle grinder to remove risers and sprue's from a bronze statue, the small sparks hitting my hand did not really hurt, so I worked without gloves (I was more or less using the grinder as a sculpting tool, and wanted maximum control). In the evening I had a very serious 'sunburn' from the back of my hand up to my elbow, and 'tight skin' lasted for several days.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #113 on: 03 Aug 2018, 06:57 »

And one more gratuitous wardrobe change for Bubbles. Not that I'm complaining, mind.
Her iliac furrow is showing.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #114 on: 03 Aug 2018, 06:59 »

Well, it looks as though predicting more Melon wackiness is like packing an umbrella in your bag. Still. It's been a fine week of yet more Faye and Bubbles with a dash of May precociousness.
Samantha, not May.

And we met Swordsmary, don't forget. She seems nice.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #115 on: 03 Aug 2018, 07:32 »

Also, when did Bubbles change clothes? right after cutting her hair? Admittedly, this may be better work attire, especially if you want to operate a (fast) rotating machine - no loose clothing or hair.

My guess is she had the sport bra and bike shorts under her previous outfit.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #116 on: 03 Aug 2018, 08:59 »

Also, when did Bubbles change clothes? right after cutting her hair? Admittedly, this may be better work attire, especially if you want to operate a (fast) rotating machine - no loose clothing or hair.

My guess is she had the sport bra and bike shorts under her previous outfit.

Sounds sound. I also agree with the "not getting oil and other (robotic) bodily fluids all over my new clothes". Interestingly the red bodysuit she kept wearing seems to be mostly gone now, or only as PJs.

Faye managed to get Bubbles out of every shell so far. Only thing she hasn't done is opening her up for repairs and stuff, but Bubbles may be too sturdy amd used to do "field stripping" and basic maintenance all by herself.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #117 on: 03 Aug 2018, 12:00 »

Oh, she was using that concrete cutter to do the repairs.  I thought the cutter was what she was repairing.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #118 on: 03 Aug 2018, 12:31 »

I thought she was repairing the concrete cutter, but it belongs to Union Robotics, not to a customer.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #119 on: 03 Aug 2018, 12:38 »

There's no problem that can't be solved with an angle grinder.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #120 on: 03 Aug 2018, 14:20 »

Bubbles really looks badass with that grinder in her hands. And sexy.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #121 on: 03 Aug 2018, 18:33 »

There's no problem that can't be solved with an angle grinder.
When all you have is an angle grinder, everything starts to look like an angle.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #122 on: 03 Aug 2018, 18:55 »

When caught in a zombie outbreak, the angle grinder is far superior to the chainsaw, which gets gunked up very quickly.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #123 on: 04 Aug 2018, 21:56 »

When loose clothing (protective leathers aren't loose and billowy) gets caught in a power tool, it can result in injury or death to the human operator.  Or if Buggbbles is operating it it would damage or total the tool.  A low end one of those is damn near $1K so she doesn't want it getting trashed, and Bubbs takes good care of her equipment.  Remember, in the Army she was equipment herself.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #124 on: 05 Aug 2018, 08:45 »

When loose clothing (protective leathers aren't loose and billowy) gets caught in a power tool, it can result in injury or death to the human operator.  Or if Buggles is operating it it would damage or total the tool.

Buggles, LOL

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« Reply #125 on: 05 Aug 2018, 20:37 »

When loose clothing (protective leathers aren't loose and billowy) gets caught in a power tool, it can result in injury or death to the human operator.  Or if Buggles is operating it it would damage or total the tool.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #126 on: 06 Aug 2018, 12:50 »

When caught in a zombie outbreak, the angle grinder is far superior to the chainsaw, which gets gunked up very quickly.
Amateurs go with man portable equipment. Pros go the brush cutter route.
When I say brush cutter, I mean the caterpillar unit that treats small trees and slow moving vermin as brush. It also mulches and turns over the topsoil.
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