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What are you expecting this week?

Shenanigans
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Sexy times
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Personal conflict
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Friendship
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Personal development
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Anxiety
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Cereal
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I will describe below something that is so weirdly specific that I will look like a genius if something vaguely like it it happens
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WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« on: 09 Sep 2018, 08:59 »

New week, new thread.

EDIT: Maybe the mods could add that poll in Tova's thread to mine?
« Last Edit: 09 Sep 2018, 19:20 by jwhouk »
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WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #1 on: 09 Sep 2018, 18:22 »

Here we go again!  :clairedoge:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #2 on: 09 Sep 2018, 19:00 »

Something will happen.
Events will occur.
Comments will be said.
Jokes will be made.

That's my predictions for the week!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #3 on: 09 Sep 2018, 19:21 »

Facepalms all around?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #4 on: 09 Sep 2018, 19:28 »

Ah, poor Pintsize.

Nothing he could have done would have stopped the Dorapocalypse. That was building up even for the first kiss between Marten and Dora and it was never going to survive the self-doubts that lurked in both Marten and Dora.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #5 on: 09 Sep 2018, 19:50 »

Not that I really care, but I didn't create a thread because this one didn't have a poll - I believe I created it at least an hour before this one. Maybe I'm wrong? Anyway, if this existed, I didn't see it.

Everyone seems to have hooked onto this one, so *shrug*
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #6 on: 09 Sep 2018, 19:55 »

Ah, poor Pintsize.

Nothing he could have done would have stopped the Dorapocalypse. That was building up even for the first kiss between Marten and Dora and it was never going to survive the self-doubts that lurked in both Marten and Dora.

Agreed.  For all his faults I doubt there was anything Pintsize could've done to help and at the very least he certainly didn't make things worse. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #7 on: 09 Sep 2018, 20:19 »

Does that dong have eyestalks?

Edit -  Or is that a halo?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #8 on: 09 Sep 2018, 21:54 »

...is this tomorrow's?  Only I don't remember Pintsize doing much of anything.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #9 on: 09 Sep 2018, 23:22 »

I selected 'Friendship', 'Shenanigans' and 'Anxiety' because you can summarise any arc in Questionable Content using one or more of those words!

Onto today's strip, I've always considered it very interesting that Pintsize can only really talk about his feelings about his 'job' as an AnthroPC companion with his fellow synthetics. I'm not sure whether it's because he doesn't think humans would understand the context or whether he doesn't like 'stepping out of character' with them. Still, it's interesting to see how he sees things sometimes.

I also think that Momo has Pintsize figured out. He needs to watch out because she's now in a position to use reverse psychology on him, as we see here in panel 4! :-o
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #10 on: 10 Sep 2018, 02:57 »

...is this tomorrow's?  Only I don't remember Pintsize doing much of anything.
He did exactly enough. Which is better than most people manage when interfering in other peopleís relationships.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #11 on: 10 Sep 2018, 03:24 »

Does that dong have eyestalks?

Edit -  Or is that a halo?

I think it's just movement.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #12 on: 10 Sep 2018, 03:45 »

...is this tomorrow's?  Only I don't remember Pintsize doing much of anything.
He did exactly enough. Which is better than most people manage when interfering in other peopleís relationships.

Yes indeed. Specifically, he got them talking and then butted out, which was precisely what was required.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #13 on: 10 Sep 2018, 05:00 »

Does that dong have eyestalks?

Edit -  Or is that a halo?

I think it's just movement.

She's vibrating. It's the AI dildo equivalent of the wagging of a dog's tail. Also, I think it's supposed to vibrate.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #14 on: 10 Sep 2018, 05:09 »

I also think it looks like an Ursula, which for me is because it is purple and therefore reminds me of Ursula from the little mermaid....

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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #15 on: 10 Sep 2018, 05:15 »

Here we go again!  :clairedoge:

Sorry, I thought I'd beat you by a longshot...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #16 on: 10 Sep 2018, 09:43 »

An AI dildo is a fairly disturbing thought. The potential for consent issues is quite troubling.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #17 on: 10 Sep 2018, 09:48 »

If 'Ursula' is the prototype singing dildo that we saw Pintsize and Winslow working on before then I don't think it's an AI. It's a computerised appliance possibly with some very limited feedback-adaptive functionality but I doubt that it has any real intelligence or awareness beyond its narrow set of functions.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #18 on: 10 Sep 2018, 11:48 »

Someone somewhere has a kink for sapient dildoes.  And somewhere out there an AI has a kink for being a toy. Together, they fight crime.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #19 on: 10 Sep 2018, 14:07 »

My first thought about naming the dildo "Ursula" was "not enough tentacles".

I then started wondering about the engineering of a robotic dildo with prehensile tentacles.

Something like a bunch of these.

My mental reckoning was something like a scifi Oglaf comic.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #20 on: 10 Sep 2018, 14:13 »

Well, that was creepy looking. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #21 on: 10 Sep 2018, 14:34 »

Character development? For Pintsize?

What's happening, lads?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #22 on: 10 Sep 2018, 14:38 »

Character development? For Pintsize?

What's happening, lads?

Less character development and more Jeph confirming something that most of us always suspected about him.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #23 on: 10 Sep 2018, 14:44 »

Character development? For Pintsize?

What's happening, lads?

Check outside, are there porcine shapes flying in front of an azure moon?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #24 on: 10 Sep 2018, 16:17 »

Character development? For Pintsize?

What's happening, lads?

Less character development and more Jeph confirming something that most of us always suspected about him.

I'd still definitely call that character development.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #25 on: 10 Sep 2018, 16:30 »

I feel like we have this conversation every time it is revealed that Pintsize has hidden depths and is fulfilling his role as a companion AI in his own way.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #26 on: 10 Sep 2018, 19:55 »

He's sentient, so it's not surprising that life experience would bring him changes and even maturity.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #27 on: 10 Sep 2018, 19:57 »

Awwwwwww, poor innocent Momo!  :-D
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #28 on: 10 Sep 2018, 20:32 »


Less character development and more Jeph confirming something that most of us always suspected about him.

He does his job as a companion bot, he just does it in his own unique way.

And yeah, poor Momo. *lol*

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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #29 on: 10 Sep 2018, 21:34 »

Football.  That's alllllllll I'm going to say.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #30 on: 10 Sep 2018, 21:55 »

The round kind or the prolate spheroid?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #31 on: 10 Sep 2018, 21:57 »

Momo hasn't seen Marigold's porn ...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #32 on: 10 Sep 2018, 22:27 »

Momo hasn't seen Marigold's porn ...

It would seem that Marigold isnít as careless with her porn as we thought if Momo is still so innocent.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #33 on: 10 Sep 2018, 22:32 »

This despite the lot of Victorian-era pornography Momo has had access to before...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #34 on: 10 Sep 2018, 22:37 »

Does Momo not know how organic beings are made? If a woman can get a small human OUT, then thereís reason to think something of a similar size can go IN, isnít there?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #35 on: 10 Sep 2018, 22:50 »

It's a computerised appliance possibly with some very limited feedback-adaptive functionality but I doubt that it has any real intelligence or awareness beyond its narrow set of functions.

Most of that sounds like an accurate description of the genuine article.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #36 on: 10 Sep 2018, 22:56 »

I've done more than just 'seen some videos' lol.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #37 on: 10 Sep 2018, 23:13 »

Momo's naivete reminds me a lot of Joyce in David Willis's Dumbing of Age. Like Joyce, Momo is pushy, moralistic but nonetheless kind-hearted and determined to be walking a righteous path. Like Joyce, Momo has a violent streak and also is enormously sexually repressed (and as at least one friend who is determined to break that).

Is this a trope? Is there a character template that both Willis and Jeph are following (consciously or otherwise) or is this just the sort of character that tends to develop organically when you have a certain objective for them in mind?

Momo hasn't seen Marigold's porn ...

Which is weird because she was Marigold's AnthroPC and I seem to remember a strip where Marigold had to do some software surgery because all the malware on the porn sites had screwed up her registry or something but maybe I'm misremembering one of Pintsize's misadventures.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #38 on: 10 Sep 2018, 23:15 »

I've done more than just 'seen some videos' lol.

TMI
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #39 on: 10 Sep 2018, 23:30 »

Momo hasn't seen Marigold's porn ...

Which is weird because she was Marigold's AnthroPC and I seem to remember a strip where Marigold had to do some software surgery because all the malware on the porn sites had screwed up her registry or something but maybe I'm misremembering one of Pintsize's misadventures.

Iirc, that was when she was trying out the new chassis at the shop. Perhaps she purposely blocked them from her own mind, as well as what Marigold may have been doing, based on earlier reactions to her rather vivid description in order to ward off Angus and Faye's tmi.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #40 on: 11 Sep 2018, 00:07 »

Which is weird because she was Marigold's AnthroPC and I seem to remember a strip where Marigold had to do some software surgery because all the malware on the porn sites had screwed up her registry or something but maybe I'm misremembering one of Pintsize's misadventures.

Those were specifically yaoi sites, implying cartoons.  It's entirely possible Momo accepted "cartoon logic" for how those giant things were fitting.  But if real-life videos exist...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #41 on: 11 Sep 2018, 00:32 »

I've done more than just 'seen some videos' lol.

We have a thread for that in Relate. The TMI thread, no less.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #42 on: 11 Sep 2018, 00:56 »

Does Momo not know how organic beings are made? If a woman can get a small human OUT, then thereís reason to think something of a similar size can go IN, isnít there?

Yeah, but in the case of the former, there's a lot of screaming involved. And not the fun kind of screaming. So from a certain perspective, why would you want to see someone shove something that large into themselves. We can presume that Momo's mind doesn't automatically go there. And that realisation, it will never leave. Like the Eagles said, you can check out any time you like but you can never leave.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #43 on: 11 Sep 2018, 02:12 »

The round kind or the prolate spheroid?

it ain't just the spheroid that's prolate after all that :evil:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #44 on: 11 Sep 2018, 02:27 »

Am I the only one that originally read the "novelty size" comment from Momo as meant in the same way you get tiny novelty size chocolate bars?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #45 on: 11 Sep 2018, 02:34 »

By my judgment we will see Pintsize's custom order from Union robotics getting finished. And Faye will call Marten a doofus or something like that.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #46 on: 11 Sep 2018, 02:40 »

The round kind or the prolate spheroid?

it ain't just the spheroid that's prolate after all that :evil:

In the quest of finding whether they could, they never thought about whether they should.


Also, there's a theory that humans are all born premature, technically. It's only that the female body can't accommodate the size of the "fully grown" baby at the "proper" "hatching time".
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #47 on: 11 Sep 2018, 02:48 »

This was an awesome strip. Best in months.

Pintsize is actually caring and us the perfect companion ai to marten.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3826-3830 (10-14 September 2018)
« Reply #48 on: 11 Sep 2018, 05:27 »


Also, there's a theory that humans are all born premature, technically. It's only that the female body can't accommodate the size of the "fully grown" baby at the "proper" "hatching time".

A theory that is quite widely accepted, I may add (BSc in medical biology speaking, MSc is in Neuroscience, so less relevant).
If babies get too large it also causes problems already.
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