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Which is the best accents for halflings?

Devonshire                (Samwise LOTR trilogy)
Bristolian                   (Merry and Pippin LOTR trilogy)
Irish
Welsh
Yiddish
Cajun
Hawaiian
Maine
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WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« on: 15 Feb 2019, 02:51 »

I couldn't think of very many options for an apartment hunting shenanigans poll, so here's a weird thought from not getting enough sleep due to being sick all week.


Yes, 'Yiddish' is on that list.
The food and the music works. So why not? I also think Mel Brooks is the best choice for voicing Bahamut.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #1 on: 15 Feb 2019, 02:53 »

Could one of the mods fix my title typo?
Should be 18-22


Thank you much!   (^-^)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #2 on: 15 Feb 2019, 04:09 »

Bronx accent. Has to be a Bronx accent.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #3 on: 15 Feb 2019, 04:19 »

Bronx accent. Has to be a Bronx accent.

I hadn't considered that one, but good pick.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #4 on: 15 Feb 2019, 05:24 »

In my current Pathfinder game I am actually playing a Cajun halfling. So my pick was foreordained.  :lol:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #5 on: 15 Feb 2019, 06:29 »

MmmÖ Cajun halfling.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #6 on: 15 Feb 2019, 07:07 »

Justin Wilson was a Hobbit on stilts. I gah-ron-tee. Prove me wrong. =)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #7 on: 15 Feb 2019, 07:54 »

I voted for the Devonshire accent, but damn if the idea of a Halfling talking in a Yiddish accent hasn't got me laughing.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #8 on: 15 Feb 2019, 16:41 »

I voted for the Devonshire accent, but damn if the idea of a Halfling talking in a Yiddish accent hasn't got me laughing.
Just imagine Mel Brooks going full ham as the voice of Bahamut.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #9 on: 16 Feb 2019, 23:33 »

MmmÖ Cajun halfling.

Sounds tasty?  :lol:

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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #10 on: 17 Feb 2019, 19:09 »

New comic.

Brun seems to make frequent use of her bra of holding.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #11 on: 17 Feb 2019, 19:19 »

I'd say that if you're going to link to the Site That Must Not Be Named, "Victoria's Secret Compartment" is more what you're looking for.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #12 on: 17 Feb 2019, 19:51 »

Ok. If Brun just was going to keep the clock, fine. But if she sold it, Dora should get a cut. At least 10% as a finder's fee.

Also, that it sold for that much, that quickly, means that Brun left money on the table.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #13 on: 17 Feb 2019, 20:55 »

Ok. If Brun just was going to keep the clock, fine. But if she sold it, Dora should get a cut. At least 10% as a finder's fee.

Also, that it sold for that much, that quickly, means that Brun left money on the table.
I disagree. I can't be bothered to dig up the original comic, but to my memory, Brun said that it was valuable and could be sold, and Dora dismissed the idea.
If Brun had been trying to trick Dora to get a valuable thing worth selling, it'd be one thing, but Brun just got the clock because she thought it was a cool clock. A few (weeks? Months?) later, she needed money and owned one valuable thing, so she sold it.

Now someone dig up the original comic to reveal that I am remembering everything totally wrong...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #15 on: 17 Feb 2019, 21:22 »

https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3430 (also the preceding comic)

Dora kept her promise to let Brun have the clock, but it sounds like she regretted making that promise a bit.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #16 on: 17 Feb 2019, 21:22 »

The flux compensator, Elliott. It's always the flux-compensator ...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #17 on: 17 Feb 2019, 21:29 »

That still requires violating some traffic laws. None of the east coast states have speed limits that go up to 88 mph.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #18 on: 17 Feb 2019, 21:48 »

MmmÖ Cajun halfling.

Sounds tasty?  :lol:

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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #19 on: 17 Feb 2019, 22:30 »

Ok. If Brun just was going to keep the clock, fine. But if she sold it, Dora should get a cut. At least 10% as a finder's fee.

Also, that it sold for that much, that quickly, means that Brun left money on the table.
I disagree. I can't be bothered to dig up the original comic, but to my memory, Brun said that it was valuable and could be sold, and Dora dismissed the idea.
If Brun had been trying to trick Dora to get a valuable thing worth selling, it'd be one thing, but Brun just got the clock because she thought it was a cool clock. A few (weeks? Months?) later, she needed money and owned one valuable thing, so she sold it.

Now someone dig up the original comic to reveal that I am remembering everything totally wrong...
I'm not saying Dora had any right to expect a cut. Nor that Brun is morally obligated to give her one. I  just think it's a polite thing to do.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #20 on: 17 Feb 2019, 22:33 »

Ok. If Brun just was going to keep the clock, fine. But if she sold it, Dora should get a cut. At least 10% as a finder's fee.

Also, that it sold for that much, that quickly, means that Brun left money on the table.
It would be a nice thing to do, and many would consider it an ethical thing to do, but Dora gave the clock to Brun without any conditions.  Legally it's hers to do with as she sees fit. 

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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #21 on: 17 Feb 2019, 22:49 »

So, irrespective of whether Brun got took or Dora should get a cut, three grand gets you what in the way of Northampton living space?
This site seems to suggest about a month's rent, with a little left over for bagels, if you want to live in Northamption, a little less for nearby Amherst (with Dora as your neighbor) and about half that down the road in Springfield.
Not as bad as I feared; I figure Brun would have been able to swing a month in a linen closet with toilet, but not shower, privileges down the hall. New York, now ...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #22 on: 17 Feb 2019, 23:21 »

This is the first time that Jeph has suggested that Brun is sometimes still kind of  teenage in her behaviour. This is something that I could see Sam doing and Faye in the role of Renee telling her to keep her cash out of sight! Of course, I think this really establishes how excited the whole 'new apartment' project excites her. She just had to go out and do something now and boy is she proud of her achievement!

However, more than anything else, I find myself wondering just what sorts of reserves Brun is sitting on with the rest of her surviving clock collection. I'm thinking that, if anyone had advised her to insure it, the fire at the bar would have left her an independently wealthy woman!

Brun seems to make frequent use of her bra of holding.

Money belt and croissant holster! I'm genuinely wondering what else Brun might be hiding in there. Could it be a Hammerspace storage spot? Could the harpoon be in there too?!?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #23 on: 18 Feb 2019, 00:49 »

So, irrespective of whether Brun got took or Dora should get a cut, three grand gets you what in the way of Northampton living space?
This site seems to suggest about a month's rent, with a little left over for bagels,

Well, rent should be from their regular income, if the rental is to be sustainable.  But you need money up front for a security deposit and any fees, and I assumed that was what Brun was thinking of.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #24 on: 18 Feb 2019, 01:32 »

Aside from the clock sale I wonder how much income Brun has for this to be sustainable.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #25 on: 18 Feb 2019, 02:05 »

Aside from the clock sale I wonder how much income Brun has for this to be sustainable.

Well, both Brun and  Renee have jobs that seem relatively secure. I can't see them affording anything too elaborate but you never know!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #26 on: 18 Feb 2019, 02:22 »


Renee needs to stop being a "thought police".

And Peregrin did NOT have any english regional accent.
He had a 'posh' west coast of Scotland accent.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #27 on: 18 Feb 2019, 04:19 »

Ok. If Brun just was going to keep the clock, fine. But if she sold it, Dora should get a cut. At least 10% as a finder's fee.

50% would be nearer the mark...  There may be no legal obligation, but ethically its a terrible position.
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« Reply #28 on: 18 Feb 2019, 07:05 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #29 on: 18 Feb 2019, 07:28 »

Brun selling the clock isn't the real question.

The question is "Clock forum"?

Certainly someone of Brun's expertise would know it's the "Horology forum"!

Given Brun's attention to small details, anyone else saying "Clock forum" would find themselves looking at the business end of a harpoon.

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« Reply #30 on: 18 Feb 2019, 07:30 »

She's putting it in simple terms for the non-horologists. Like when she explained clocks to Elliot.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #31 on: 18 Feb 2019, 07:33 »

Aside from the clock sale I wonder how much income Brun has for this to be sustainable.

Well, both Brun and  Renee have jobs that seem relatively secure. I can't see them affording anything too elaborate but you never know!
We can wonder, but I doubt we'll see much about that from Jeph. Money for basic living expenses never seems to be an important or ongoing issue in QC's universe. The closest we've come recently is Faye and Bubbles being concerned about the viability of their shop, but if that's still a concern, they're not talking about it on-screen. Nobody who wants a job seems to be unemployed for long, and the jobs, which could be expected to be fairly low-paid (barista, university library intern, etc.), seem to support a reasonably comfortable if not luxurious lifestyle.  In that way it's like a lot of TV sitcoms.
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« Reply #32 on: 18 Feb 2019, 08:03 »

So, irrespective of whether Brun got took or Dora should get a cut, three grand gets you what in the way of Northampton living space?
This site seems to suggest about a month's rent, with a little left over for bagels,

Well, rent should be from their regular income, if the rental is to be sustainable.  But you need money up front for a security deposit and any fees, and I assumed that was what Brun was thinking of.
Well, I was just going on basic affordability and amounts without actually reading the lease (of which I've signed a few in my day, along with the appropriate checks/cheques) and didn't wish to bog down the post in details.
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« Reply #33 on: 18 Feb 2019, 10:01 »

So, irrespective of whether Brun got took or Dora should get a cut, three grand gets you what in the way of Northampton living space?
This site seems to suggest about a month's rent, with a little left over for bagels,

Well, rent should be from their regular income, if the rental is to be sustainable.  But you need money up front for a security deposit and any fees, and I assumed that was what Brun was thinking of.
Plus furniture for the new apartment (Brun doesn't have a bed, for instance).
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« Reply #34 on: 18 Feb 2019, 10:41 »

I don't know about the US, but rentals here in the UK are often furnished.
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« Reply #35 on: 18 Feb 2019, 11:02 »

I don't know about the US, but rentals here in the UK are often furnished.
Varies drastically from market to market.
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« Reply #36 on: 18 Feb 2019, 11:51 »

In my experience, rentals in the U.S. are almost always unfurnished. They come with appliances (refrigerators, etc) but not furniture. It may vary by region, but all the regions I've been in have been like that.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #37 on: 18 Feb 2019, 12:38 »

I wonder if there's an empty apartment in the Main Cast Building...?
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« Reply #38 on: 18 Feb 2019, 13:52 »

I wonder if there's an empty apartment in the Main Cast Building...?

Now I'm imagining all the plot arcs leading the characters to completely fill the building's units, only for Hannelore to return to buy that building and build a wing off of it to satisfy that mansion fantasy she referenced way back when.  Winslow can even play the part of her message-carrying-butler.
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« Reply #39 on: 18 Feb 2019, 14:19 »

FWIW, I've long imagined a 'musical chairs' of apartment swapping due to the cast's changing circumstances:
  • Hannelore is persuaded by Station to use some of her vast allowance from her father and her considerable savings to get a nicer apartment that is more easily optimised for her needs (in-apartment laundry facilities, modern plumbing and state-of-the-art air filters);
  • Mrs A decides that the house is too big for her and is looking for a smaller apartment; she ends up taking over Hannelore's old rooms;
  • Claire inherits the house; as it is long-since paid off, she and Marten move in, loving all the extra space; the only downside is occasionally having to host Clinton! :wink:
  • Faye and Bubbles learn that the apartment space above Union Robotics is available for only a small increase in overall rent. They take it on as one rent (even for a larger square footage) is easier to pay than that for two separate lots;
  • Via the Claire-Brun friendship, Renee and Brun learn about the old apartment becoming vacant and move in. The apartment is fine except for the redheaded woman next door who insists on playing the bass guitar on quiet evenings and, when she's not doing that, is always having noisy encounters with random dudebros!
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« Reply #40 on: 18 Feb 2019, 14:59 »

In my experience, rentals in the U.S. are almost always unfurnished. They come with appliances (refrigerators, etc) but not furniture. It may vary by region, but all the regions I've been in have been like that.

In New Jersey, landlords are not required to supply refrigerators. So people buy a fridge for their first apartment, then move it with them whenever they move to another place. (Moving a refrigerator -- ugh! Especially if it has to go down stairs or up stairs.)

As you might expect, they have a booming market for cheap refurbished fridges there...

(Spent a year and a half in New Jersey for reasons, before happily moving back to California.)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #41 on: 18 Feb 2019, 18:40 »

You also sometimes need extra money for damage deposits too.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #42 on: 18 Feb 2019, 19:29 »

A guy travelling that quickly must be a time traveller. Either that or he's got too much time on his hands. That said, I do find the time he made to be quite alarming, but on the other hand, I'm also glad no one clock blocked him.
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« Reply #43 on: 18 Feb 2019, 19:57 »

Mmm... 1000 cheap croissants, or 300 good croissants?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #44 on: 18 Feb 2019, 20:00 »

In my experience, rentals in the U.S. are almost always unfurnished. They come with appliances (refrigerators, etc) but not furniture. It may vary by region, but all the regions I've been in have been like that.

In New Jersey, landlords are not required to supply refrigerators. So people buy a fridge for their first apartment, then move it with them whenever they move to another place. (Moving a refrigerator -- ugh! Especially if it has to go down stairs or up stairs.)

As you might expect, they have a booming market for cheap refurbished fridges there...

(Spent a year and a half in New Jersey for reasons, before happily moving back to California.)
  Do either of them know Bubbles?  I don't think moving a frig would be a problem.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #45 on: 18 Feb 2019, 21:03 »

A guy travelling that quickly must be a time traveller. Either that or he's got too much time on his hands. That said, I do find the time he made to be quite alarming, but on the other hand, I'm also glad no one clock blocked him.
Maybe he had one of these?

It's a "roadable aircraft" (i.e. flying car).

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So, irrespective of whether Brun got took or Dora should get a cut, three grand gets you what in the way of Northampton living space?
This site seems to suggest about a month's rent, with a little left over for bagels, if you want to live in Northamption, a little less for nearby Amherst (with Dora as your neighbor) and about half that down the road in Springfield.
Not as bad as I feared; I figure Brun would have been able to swing a month in a linen closet with toilet, but not shower, privileges down the hall. New York, now ...
And that's why a lot of folks from either coast who come to the Midwest for college stay in the Midwest after they graduate. 2/3 of Emporia, KS moved from CA.

Don't worry, there's something of an exchange going on. Look up how many actors, musicians, and inventors are from the MidWest.
If going the Wikipedia route, then search "list of people from [midwest state]" and scroll to 'Film, stage and television'.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #46 on: 18 Feb 2019, 21:10 »

So, irrespective of whether Brun got took or Dora should get a cut, three grand gets you what in the way of Northampton living space?
This site seems to suggest about a month's rent, with a little left over for bagels, if you want to live in Northamption, a little less for nearby Amherst (with Dora as your neighbor) and about half that down the road in Springfield.
Not as bad as I feared; I figure Brun would have been able to swing a month in a linen closet with toilet, but not shower, privileges down the hall. New York, now ...
And that's why a lot of folks from either coast who come to the MidWest for college stay in the MidWest after they graduate.

ADDENDUM:
Don't worry, there's something of an exchange going on. Look up how many actors, musicians, and inventors are from the MidWest.
If going to grad school in Oklahoma counts as going to college in the Midwest, I guess I'm among them, now freezing my posterior off in Illinois. Not really because of housing costs (where I am now is better than much of the coasts in that regard, but much worse than the rest of the Midwest overall). Mostly just because I happened to find a job here.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #47 on: 18 Feb 2019, 21:16 »

Mmm... 1000 cheap croissants, or 300 good croissants?

1 great croissant please.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #49 on: 18 Feb 2019, 22:34 »

I'd rather have that experience once and then never eat a croissant again than spend the rest of my life eating meh croissants that I despise.
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