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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.
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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.
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More progression of Marten's life goals. He's the one dating Claire. FYI.
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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 6593 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #50 on: 31 Jul 2018, 05:18 »

@cybersmurf,

The only time we've seen Faye with long hair was in a time-skip sequence where we see how Faye's aesthetic changed as she was working for Corpse Witch. I kind of fell in love with one of the panels where she has her long hair in pigtails. What can I say, the idea of Faye choosing a cute aesthetic was strange enough that it's stuck in my mind ever since!


I went through the archive. Number 3136.personally, I wouldn't call that long hair, but it definetly isn't short either. And I don't think I had seen the pigtails until now.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #51 on: 31 Jul 2018, 06:15 »

Just looking in panel 3, I suddenly realise that Bubbles has changed so much from her introduction as to be nearly a completely different character.

But in an entirely good way, by which I mean not just that she's better off and happier now, but that her 'character' when first introduced wasn't real, because she was so under the thumb of Corpse Witch, she couldn't be herself.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #52 on: 31 Jul 2018, 07:52 »

Just looking in panel 3, I suddenly realise that Bubbles has changed so much from her introduction as to be nearly a completely different character.

But in an entirely good way, by which I mean not just that she's better off and happier now, but that her 'character' when first introduced wasn't real, because she was so under the thumb of Corpse Witch, she couldn't be herself.


Can't blame Corpse Witch for everything.  Bubbles had a lot of problems after leaving the military which Corpse Witch exploited, but Bubbles wanted to be alone and all she did was encourage that. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #53 on: 31 Jul 2018, 08:19 »

Just looking in panel 3, I suddenly realise that Bubbles has changed so much from her introduction as to be nearly a completely different character.
That's happened with a few characters - like Hannelore, and to a lesser degree, Brun. I think it's just an effect of Jeph still getting a sense of who the character is as he works them into the story.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #54 on: 31 Jul 2018, 11:32 »

I should have seen this coming, honestly. It's not unheard of for people to change their hairstyle after a major change in their life, and Jeph is known to be rather fond of changing his characters' hairstyles, to say the least.
And by change, it is as far as I can recall, someone correct me please, he has chopped those long locks pretty much consistently.
I am surprised he hasn't gone full brush-cut yet.

Yes I have long hair. [ponytail at work - it tucks under a bouffant easier that way]
Yes I was made to cut it to collar length for a certain Org back in college.
Yes I let it grow out again.
Yes I have people bug me to cut it using all sorts of inane reasoning.
No it is not waist length anymore.
Yes I like long hair in others if kept well groomed.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #55 on: 31 Jul 2018, 12:15 »

Just looking in panel 3, I suddenly realise that Bubbles has changed so much from her introduction as to be nearly a completely different character.
That's happened with a few characters - like Hannelore, and to a lesser degree, Brun. I think it's just an effect of Jeph still getting a sense of who the character is as he works them into the story.

Also that change and growth and recovery are themes of the comic in general.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #56 on: 31 Jul 2018, 16:25 »

Jeph REALLY has a thing about short hair.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #57 on: 31 Jul 2018, 17:02 »

I JUST noticed the heart eyes on Faye in panel 2.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #58 on: 31 Jul 2018, 19:07 »

That is some serious mojo to give someone permanent sex hair.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #59 on: 31 Jul 2018, 19:17 »

Comic's up!

What's a "bisexual" haircut? Bub's new haircut looks like nothing out of the ordinary to me.

This is a joke that's been around a while.  Apparently, someone pointed out once that the hair Marceline from Adventure Time has in a flashback to when she was still friends with Princess Bubblegum (one of the writers said once that they would have been dating in those days if not for the international market, but claims it was a joke) looked a lot like the hair Korra has in the fourth season of, er, Legend of Korra, in which she enters into a romantic relationship with a female ally (they don't kiss, or use words like "dating" or "girlfriend," because 2014 was a different time, but the writers are weirdly defensive about it, saying that if you didn't recognize it as romantic you're "steeped in heteronormativity"), and, well, memers gonna meme.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #60 on: 31 Jul 2018, 19:51 »

Jeph REALLY has a thing about short hair.

Either that or he really has a thing about long hair, but it's so much work to draw that he finally decides, "Screw this, I'm chopping it."

Although to be fair, he does kind of have a character-driven reason for doing it this time.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #61 on: 31 Jul 2018, 20:47 »

Poor Faye, however will she cope with having a permanent reminder of a wonderful evening/night/most of the next morning?

Bubbles’s face in panel four though… :D
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #62 on: 31 Jul 2018, 23:13 »

I find it interesting to read a discussion on the reasons to not get a tattoo because I don't have reasons. I just ... don't want one. I've never felt the slightest interest. I guess I can see the appeal, though. It's just not for me.

If I had to give a reason, I'd say that it's because they look kind of tatty (pun unintended) when they get old, as great as they can look when they are brand new. But that's more rationalisation than reason.
I don't oppose people wearing ink, but there are 'way more people wearing ink than people who wear ink well.  I don't think I'd be part of the latter group.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #63 on: 31 Jul 2018, 23:27 »

So, basically, Bubbles has a superpower and can permanently change her lovers' hairstyle? Is that what Jeph is saying here? :-P

This aside, I notice that, yes, they've started to receive Punchbot's replacement parts. That's the shoulder joint that Bubbles is playing with there! I wonder what kind of over-optimised monstrosity that Bubbles is planning for him, given that she seems to be determined to build him a 'permanent cure' for his 'punch stuff and break himself' issue?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #64 on: 31 Jul 2018, 23:47 »

Regarding poll: I am the obe for less drama and more antics and interesting thoughts.

I love todays! (Hey, Bubs? Do we have a laser? Several!)

While the comic works great as a gag, one might question how Faye could possibly not be aware that they have several lasers.....I mean, she and Bubbles are the owners after all, so one would assume they both are well aware of the equipment they possess....

I noticed many people do not realise they have laser equipment in their house.  People think of laser beams as high power tools for cutting and welding. Always fun to remind them: do you have a cd player? Optical cable perhaps? A laser-pointer?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #65 on: 31 Jul 2018, 23:57 »

As one of the follicularly challenged, I regret that I will never have sex hair again, permanent or otherwise. 


There's somerhing to be said for being able to brush what's left with a paper towel, though.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #66 on: 31 Jul 2018, 23:58 »

Regarding poll: I am the obe for less drama and more antics and interesting thoughts.

I love todays! (Hey, Bubs? Do we have a laser? Several!)

While the comic works great as a gag, one might question how Faye could possibly not be aware that they have several lasers.....I mean, she and Bubbles are the owners after all, so one would assume they both are well aware of the equipment they possess....

I noticed many people do not realise they have laser equipment in their house.  People think of laser beams as high power tools for cutting and welding. Always fun to remind them: do you have a cd player? Optical cable perhaps? A laser-pointer?

Oh, sure. I can just about imagine Bubbles answering Faye's question by mentioning the old Sony Discman lying around in the storeroom.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #67 on: 01 Aug 2018, 05:45 »

Bubbles new hair style looks like the one she had in the beginning, but still totally different. In a way less structured, less... neat, more chaotic. to me, that somewhat means she's still the same person, but she approaches life differently now, less controlled in specific.

Also, I love the fact that Bubs keeps making Faye blush HARD quite often. Faye, of all people. Faye the indifferent. "I'm nothing but snark" faye. Faye the sasspool of doom. Fleshy Punchbot.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #68 on: 01 Aug 2018, 05:58 »

Regarding poll: I am the obe for less drama and more antics and interesting thoughts.

I love todays! (Hey, Bubs? Do we have a laser? Several!)

While the comic works great as a gag, one might question how Faye could possibly not be aware that they have several lasers.....I mean, she and Bubbles are the owners after all, so one would assume they both are well aware of the equipment they possess....

I noticed many people do not realise they have laser equipment in their house.  People think of laser beams as high power tools for cutting and welding. Always fun to remind them: do you have a cd player? Optical cable perhaps? A laser-pointer?

Right, of course, but in this case it was specifically about having a laser capable of imprinting a design into metal. Having that kind of laser is something Faye should really be aware of ;)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #69 on: 01 Aug 2018, 06:00 »

Yeah, I mean something that can etch metal would probably be a CO2 laser, wouldn't it? Those are pretty powerful!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #70 on: 01 Aug 2018, 06:23 »

When I was in grad school we had a CO2 laser. There was a story passed down from the earlier grad students about the time my advisor got his arm in the beam. Instead of pulling his arm up, so the beam would run perpendicular to his arm, he pulled it back, so the beam went down his arm and across his hand...

Then there was the time when we were trying to get an optical dipole trap using this laser and some in-vacuum zinc selenide lenses. The conversation that day went as follows:
Me: "Um, is that lens supposed to be glowing?"
Other grad student: "It's probably just burning some crap off of it. Turn the laser up."
The 'crap' turned out to be the anti-reflection coating...  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #71 on: 01 Aug 2018, 07:12 »

Do you have pictures?
All I found were these.
(click to show/hide)
Unfortunately no videos of this happening.

My own personal experience is limited to various electrical components dissembling themselves, releasing their vital smoke or trying to make like a light bulb.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #72 on: 01 Aug 2018, 08:00 »

Also, I love the fact that Bubs keeps making Faye blush HARD quite often. Faye, of all people. Faye the indifferent. "I'm nothing but snark" faye. Faye the sasspool of doom. Fleshy Punchbot.

I know, right? And the way Bubbles swishes off so serenely in panel 4 shows that she loves doing it, too.
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« Reply #73 on: 01 Aug 2018, 08:02 »

Do you have pictures?
All I found were these.
(click to show/hide)
Unfortunately no videos of this happening.

My own personal experience is limited to various electrical components dissembling themselves, releasing their vital smoke or trying to make like a light bulb.

I know pictures exist of it, but unfortunately I don't know where they are. (This was before I got a 'smart' phone, so those pictures never made it into my current phone.)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #74 on: 01 Aug 2018, 08:20 »

Also, I love the fact that Bubs keeps making Faye blush HARD quite often. Faye, of all people. Faye the indifferent. "I'm nothing but snark" faye. Faye the sasspool of doom. Fleshy Punchbot.

I know, right? And the way Bubbles swishes off so serenely in panel 4 shows that she loves doing it, too.

That made the whole strip for me. <edit> it's like Bubbles is all "don't believe I'm not aware of that fact. </edit>

It's like all the sass Faye dished out comes back through Bubs.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #75 on: 01 Aug 2018, 16:42 »

Faye's cute when she blushes

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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #76 on: 01 Aug 2018, 20:52 »

Bubbles, no! Don't give Sam any ideas!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #77 on: 01 Aug 2018, 21:35 »

Anyone done the Linda McCartney joke yet? ;)
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« Reply #78 on: 01 Aug 2018, 23:22 »

There is a whole story being told in Bubbles's facial expression in panel 2 of today's strip.

When Bubbles first met Sam, I get the impression that she didn't get on terribly well with her; maybe it wasn't being used to kids, or at least ones as hyperactive and daring as Sam is. However, her happy little smile and relaxed expression really suggest to me that she's now finding Sam and her interactions with Faye, very cute.

I also wonder if Bubbles is thinking: "She'll make a wonderful mother one day!"

Oh, and Sam? How you do a cool pegasus is like this:

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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #79 on: 01 Aug 2018, 23:49 »

Just wing it, Sam



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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #80 on: 02 Aug 2018, 00:07 »

I think this is the beginning of some beautiful penmanship.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #81 on: 02 Aug 2018, 03:19 »

Why do I get the feeling that Sam is going to be the one whose business takes off, leaving Faye and Bubbles in a distant second.

That or Sam is going to overstep the line and treat Faye and Bubbles as her assistants/employees,
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« Reply #82 on: 02 Aug 2018, 04:45 »

That or Sam is going to overstep the line and treat Faye and Bubbles as her assistants/employees,

Not going to happen. Neither Faye nor Bubbles will take being treated like that. Sam may be impulsive, but she's not stupid, even when overexcited.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #83 on: 02 Aug 2018, 04:49 »

If she does, she'll only do it once.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #84 on: 02 Aug 2018, 05:43 »

Yes, Swordsmary is such a bizarre name, unlike, for example, Punchbot or Corpse Witch.
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« Reply #85 on: 02 Aug 2018, 07:10 »

Oh, and Sam? How you do a cool pegasus is like this:

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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #86 on: 02 Aug 2018, 08:32 »

Regarding poll: I am the obe for less drama and more antics and interesting thoughts.

I love todays! (Hey, Bubs? Do we have a laser? Several!)

While the comic works great as a gag, one might question how Faye could possibly not be aware that they have several lasers.....I mean, she and Bubbles are the owners after all, so one would assume they both are well aware of the equipment they possess....

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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #87 on: 02 Aug 2018, 08:46 »

Incidentally, yesterday I was wearing a T-shirt that reads "Eat, Sleep, Fire Laser, Repeat" along with the name of a laser company when I went to a pizza place. The guy at the counter asked which laser tag place the T-shirt came from.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #88 on: 02 Aug 2018, 10:37 »

Fay should know they have a laser, according to this 
https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3484
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #89 on: 02 Aug 2018, 11:20 »

That or Sam is going to overstep the line and treat Faye and Bubbles as her assistants/employees,

Not going to happen. Neither Faye nor Bubbles will take being treated like that. Sam may be impulsive, but she's not stupid, even when overexcited.

But that's kind of the point, she is impulsive. Too impulsive in fact.

Sam might forget that its not her business and that she's a guest of Faye and Bubbles, to the point where she might act like its her own private area and not, as it is, a workshop where two people are trying to run a business.

That or Sam will end up taking away customers from Faye and Bubbles or something to that effect.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #90 on: 02 Aug 2018, 13:58 »

That or Sam is going to overstep the line and treat Faye and Bubbles as her assistants/employees,

Not going to happen. Neither Faye nor Bubbles will take being treated like that. Sam may be impulsive, but she's not stupid, even when overexcited.

But that's kind of the point, she is impulsive. Too impulsive in fact.

Sam might forget that its not her business and that she's a guest of Faye and Bubbles, to the point where she might act like its her own private area and not, as it is, a workshop where two people are trying to run a business.

That or Sam will end up taking away customers from Faye and Bubbles or something to that effect.

If that should happen they can call Sam out on it and it’ll either be a learning experience or an ego trip.  Better to happen among people she knows.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #91 on: 02 Aug 2018, 15:46 »

I have faith in Bubbles' leadership and personnel management abilities.

Sam will cross a line exactly once.  Bubbles will assume her infantry NCO aspect and speak to her.  Sam will stammer out, "M-M-Ma'am, YES MA'AM!"  Unseen by Sam, Bubbles will subtly wink at Fayr.  Nothing further will need to be said and it will never happen again.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #92 on: 02 Aug 2018, 18:10 »

That or Sam will end up taking away customers from Faye and Bubbles or something to that effect.
Sam won't take their customers. They aren't in competition - she does sprays, they do repairs and upgrades.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #93 on: 02 Aug 2018, 19:21 »

"It's just a dog with wings."

Like the weird dogs Ardent saw when he first came to Earth?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #94 on: 02 Aug 2018, 20:32 »

And one more gratuitous wardrobe change for Bubbles. Not that I'm complaining, mind.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #95 on: 02 Aug 2018, 21:05 »

...or is it the Swiss power knife of army tools? 


At least, in Bubbles' hands...




I've used one of those before.  The shirt I was wearing didn't survive. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #96 on: 02 Aug 2018, 21:36 »

Concrete saw: just a slightly larger (gasoline powered) grinder.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #97 on: 02 Aug 2018, 23:20 »

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!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #98 on: 02 Aug 2018, 23:28 »

I find it slightly worrying that the grinder concrete saw 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...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3796 - 3800 (30th July to 3rd August 2018)
« Reply #99 on: 02 Aug 2018, 23:29 »

Looks like Stihl's Cutquick line.  Often found on fire trucks and rescue rigs.  I've known more than a couple chainsaw artists who can turn a stump in the yard into a large critter- bears are a local favorite - but I don't know of anyone using a disk blade to sculpt stuff. 

But, this is Bubbles.  I reckon she can get at least as much detail with that as I can with a Dremel.
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