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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)  (Read 4473 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #50 on: 27 Nov 2018, 21:25 »

Looks like Roko will fit in just fine, but Id like to know what shes applying for.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #51 on: 27 Nov 2018, 23:17 »

Ever since Jeph made a few posts about Beeptrice on Twitter, I started getting worried. I thought that she was going to be like Tilly - a new character that he considered cute and funny that he was going to shove in our faces and leave there. It's pretty obvious what role she was created to fill: She's Roko's new supervisor at whatever her new 'real' job is (I've got the feeling it's a community advisory/advocacy service). However, I'm concerned that she might end up becoming too prominent too quickly in a way that sours people towards her.

All that aside, I do agree with Beeptrice's employers. If there is one thing that any consumer product manufacturer should know it is that there is no upper limit to the abnormal use to which your products will be put and the capability of people to have a bizarre definition of 'intuitive normal usage'. Best to prepare in advance rather than get your butt sued for injuries after they use one as a flaming torch or something. I'm pretty sure that sex toys suffer even more abuse, given the weird places some people can go!

Welp.. I ship it.

Yeah, I'm not one to jump on a ship on first sight of a new character but Jeph is honouring at least one anim trope here (constant over-reaction to double-entendres) that suggests he is at least deliberately teasing this because he thinks it's cute. However, I do believe that this feeds into the overall Roko arc that she desperately needs a romantic sexual partner to the point where even hints are making her overheat!
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #52 on: 27 Nov 2018, 23:38 »

Comic's up!
Beepatrice seems nice, if a little easily flustered.
I wonder if it's pronounced Bee-patrice or Beep-atrice?
(O.K., I've been up waaaaayyyy too long...)
I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice. Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk.

[edit] No shipping of AIs intended, just the names have a nice theme together [/edit]
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #53 on: 28 Nov 2018, 01:37 »


Roko!! YAY!!!

(Bit of a jump in topic and scenario, but that's a good thing in my book!)
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #54 on: 28 Nov 2018, 05:16 »

Explosive ballistic testing of cylindrical objects.  Sign me up. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #55 on: 28 Nov 2018, 07:08 »

That's gotta be fun explaining.

"I destruction test sex toys."

"......."

"Not THAT way."

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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #56 on: 28 Nov 2018, 07:45 »

That's gotta be fun explaining.

"I destruction test sex toys."

"......."

"Not THAT way."

Honestly, if I had that job and people kept making assumptions, I'd just lean into it without actually outright lying.

"I destruction test sex toys"
"......."
[with an appropriate grin] "Oh yes."
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #57 on: 28 Nov 2018, 09:46 »

Im more confused about destructive evaluation of sex toys. I thought you would be doing NDE.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #58 on: 28 Nov 2018, 10:13 »

First... There was the rocket propelled butt.

Soon there will be the rocket dildo.

Hilarity ensures when they collide!
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #59 on: 28 Nov 2018, 10:15 »

Insert "rendezvous and docking" joke here.

(12-year-old version of me): Heh. You said "Insert."
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #60 on: 28 Nov 2018, 10:57 »

I think bringing docking up in a sexual context might be a mistake.

If you don't understand, I advise not Googling either.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #61 on: 28 Nov 2018, 11:12 »

I wonder if Melon works there, too?
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #62 on: 28 Nov 2018, 12:01 »

I think bringing docking up in a sexual context might be a mistake.

If you don't understand, I advise not Googling either.

I googled. Wasn't as bad as I thought, unless there is more than one meaning to it.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #63 on: 28 Nov 2018, 12:56 »

I think bringing docking up in a sexual context might be a mistake.

If you don't understand, I advise not Googling either.

I googled. Wasn't as bad as I thought, unless there is more than one meaning to it.
Yeah, I'm familiar with the term and it's pretty tame in contrast with more extreme kinks.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #64 on: 28 Nov 2018, 13:23 »

I think bringing docking up in a sexual context might be a mistake.

Given this place's collective knowledge and proclivity for inference and wordplay, posting anything at all might be a mistake.

Nudge nudge, wink wink.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #65 on: 28 Nov 2018, 14:38 »

Say no more, squire!
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #66 on: 28 Nov 2018, 14:39 »

Anytime an AI blushes in this comic I imagine a cooling fan kicking on and it makes the awkward silences much funnier to my brain.
And the little cheek blushes are accompanied by the cooling fan running at a lower speed, so they're just accompanied by a low whirr except of a piercing whine.

I can not unhear this...
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #67 on: 28 Nov 2018, 16:28 »

I love the expressions in this. Especially in panels 1 and 5 when they use the same smile...
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #68 on: 28 Nov 2018, 16:28 »

Perhaps space docking is the full term. I thought it and 'docking' were interchangeable.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #69 on: 28 Nov 2018, 17:30 »

That's gotta be fun explaining.

"I destruction test sex toys."

"......."

"Not THAT way."

Honestly, if I had that job and people kept making assumptions, I'd just lean into it without actually outright lying.

"I destruction test sex toys"
"......."
[with an appropriate grin] "Oh yes."

Did anyone else read that last part in Mettaton's voice?

EDIT: typo fix
*Death By Glamour starts playing*
« Last Edit: 28 Nov 2018, 20:47 by Gyrre »
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #70 on: 28 Nov 2018, 18:15 »

"I destruction test sex toys"
"......."
[with an appropriate grin] "Oh yes."

Did anyone else read that last part in Metaton's voice?
The archangel Metatron?
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #71 on: 28 Nov 2018, 18:52 »

New Comic!

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Crumbs.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #72 on: 28 Nov 2018, 18:58 »

Oof that hits me right in my personal sense of humour
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #73 on: 28 Nov 2018, 19:01 »

Beepatrice? I think I have a new favourite character.

I love the easily-flustered ones - it's why I like Hanners.   :-)
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #74 on: 28 Nov 2018, 20:45 »

"I destruction test sex toys"
"......."
[with an appropriate grin] "Oh yes."
Did anyone else read that last part in Metaton's voice?

The archangel Metatron?
... No.
Sorry, I misspelled it.

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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #75 on: 28 Nov 2018, 21:09 »

Shipping Intensified!!
And it's only been two pages!
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #76 on: 28 Nov 2018, 21:11 »

It's a bonding experience.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #77 on: 28 Nov 2018, 21:29 »

Whelp, looks like the bread is out of the oven now....
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #78 on: 28 Nov 2018, 23:03 »

Nudge nudge!  Wink wink!  Say no more!  Say no more!
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #79 on: 28 Nov 2018, 23:49 »

I love the framing of the last two panels.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #80 on: 29 Nov 2018, 00:11 »

To me, this is what happens when social awkwardness reaches critical mass: Two socially awkward ladies boosting the fluster amplitude with every phrase!
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #81 on: 29 Nov 2018, 06:44 »

Funny how new AI characters have geometric hair when introduced. After a while, their hairstyle improve...
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #82 on: 29 Nov 2018, 08:13 »

I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice. Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk.

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #83 on: 29 Nov 2018, 09:14 »

I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice. Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk.

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #84 on: 29 Nov 2018, 09:41 »

I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice. Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk.

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #85 on: 29 Nov 2018, 11:38 »

I loved this page, so funny, and the way Jeph used the panel framing was brilliant.  I am starting to like this new character.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #86 on: 29 Nov 2018, 13:17 »

I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice. Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk.

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...

Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #87 on: 29 Nov 2018, 16:26 »

ooh, a new nb character? (looking at the - is it still alt-text if it's on the actual page image? hm)

actually, i wonder if nb folks make up a higher percentage of AI than humans.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #88 on: 29 Nov 2018, 17:42 »

I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice. Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk.

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...

Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.

Fun fact: in Polish there's no distinction. Both tend to be called "bazyliszek" (similarly, and this has nothing to do with anything, both a mermaid and a siren are translated as "syrena").
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #89 on: 29 Nov 2018, 18:17 »

Fun fact: in Polish there's no distinction. Both tend to be called "bazyliszek" (similarly, and this has nothing to do with anything, both a mermaid and a siren are translated as "syrena").

In the original mythology there wasn't much of a distinction either. The names were sometimes used interchangeably. And apparently in at least some cases, the difference was whether it was a cockerel egg raised by serpents or a serpent egg raised by a cockerel.

(also I think the notion of a cockerel, a male chicken, laying an egg was also related to the myth, so no, I didn't misspeak  :-P )
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #90 on: 29 Nov 2018, 20:01 »

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Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.

I got cockatrice and cockatiel mixed up.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #91 on: 29 Nov 2018, 20:21 »

For comic #3885...

I like bread the normal amount.

(I do not know what the normal amount for liking bread is.)
« Last Edit: 01 Dec 2018, 08:17 by pendrake »
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #92 on: 29 Nov 2018, 21:07 »

Bread. Hydraulic press. This is obviously how flatbreads are made.
(and this is my new head canon)
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #93 on: 29 Nov 2018, 22:17 »

As amusing as this all is Im more curious about what Roko is apply for.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #94 on: 29 Nov 2018, 23:16 »

I really hope that those two get actual work done in between awkward confessionals about their personal lives (or lack thereof, in Roko's case)!

As amusing as this all is Im more curious about what Roko is apply for.

I think that I've said this elsewhere but I suspect it's a community advise bureau of some sort.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #95 on: 30 Nov 2018, 01:04 »

I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice. Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk.

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...

Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.

Ok... Sorry to break it to you, but you have to be american to get "beepatrice". Here we call a cock a cock...

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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #96 on: 30 Nov 2018, 01:11 »

Thanks - I did indeed completely miss that!
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #97 on: 30 Nov 2018, 01:22 »

I'm thinking it should be Beep-atrice. Sort of self-censored. And would go nice with a Basilisk.

That gets more clever the longer I think about it. I absolutely love it.

I thought everyone would get that !! :)

I still don't get it...

Both the cockatrice and basilisk are mythical animals that could turn someone to stone.

Ok... Sorry to break it to you, but you have to be american to get "beepatrice". Here we call a cock a cock...

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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #98 on: 30 Nov 2018, 03:07 »

I thought I'd got it, but now I'm unsure, because I have no idea what the post by traroth is supposed to be explaining, or why you need to be American to get it.
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Re: WCDT Strips 26-30 November 2018 (3881-3885)
« Reply #99 on: 30 Nov 2018, 03:14 »

Okay, for some reason, some posters have decided that Beeptrice's name is a reference to the mythological beast known as the cockatrice, which is similar to the basilisk in its mystical properties and special abilities. The word 'cock' is how some versions of English language refer to roosters (male chickens). It is also a slang term for penis and it appears that some have, for no reason I can grasp myself, have assumed it's a double-entendre and a shipping hint.

FWIW, I think that Jeph intended the name to be a robotisation of 'Beatrice' but maybe I'm conventional and boring.
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