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Which are the most probable apartment hunting shenanigans?

Kevin the bank teller turns out to be their neighbor
Brun and Reneé can only find 3 bedroom apartments and end up with Elliot as a flatmate
Brun and Reneé can only find 3 bedroom apartments and end up with Clinton as a flatmate
Brun and Reneé can only find 3 bedroom apartments and end up with Emily as a flatmate
Brun and Reneé can only find 3 bedroom apartments and end up with Roko as a flatmate
Brun and Reneé find Corpse Witch acting as a building manager
Clinton, Eliot, Brun and Reneé all unwittingly move into the same floor of the same apartment complex
Brun and Reneé become neighbors with Melon and Arthur
Brun and Reneé rent Mrs. Augustus's basement not knowing she's Clinton and Claire's mom
Their new apartment is "haunted". Turns out it's just one of Melon's sisters being stuck in a wall or something.
other speculation (please elaborate)

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It seemed like it was time for a change in discussion for the WCDT.

Hope these speculatios aren't too wild or terrible.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #1 on: 24 Feb 2019, 08:20 »

Now that I look at it, Clinton-Brun-Renee would be too much of a Three's Company sitcom-ish trope.

Now, ending up having Roko as a flatmate, and having to deal with Melon and Arthur would be hilarious.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #2 on: 24 Feb 2019, 09:46 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #3 on: 24 Feb 2019, 10:41 »

I think it's most likely that Renee and Brun will move into the building where Elliott, Roko, Melon and Arthur currently live. That way, Jeph has all his new Primary Cast in the same location, which has lots of obvious benefits.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #4 on: 24 Feb 2019, 13:25 »

You don’t think Faye and Bubbles are primary cast members?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #5 on: 24 Feb 2019, 14:10 »

Not anymore now that they have settled into a relationship, no. They'll be supporting characters much like how Marten and Claire have become - People to go to for advice and those who pick up the pieces after arguments or accidents.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #6 on: 24 Feb 2019, 15:39 »

Just because some characters have entered into happy and fulfilling relationships doesn't mean that their role in the comic will suddenly come to an end or that they've been replaced. Stories don't need drama like one partner struggling with their alcoholism or PTSD or any other negative elements. You have two people (Claire and Bubbles) who have found themselves in their first significant relationships and so there are chances to explore their experiences, their fumbles and their triumphs.

Honestly, I imagine the major reason why Jeph has taken the time to explore new characters and to expand on previous side characters. I mean, as much as we love Marten and Faye and Bubbles and other characters, to repeatedly go to them as the central characters becomes stale and repetitive. Its a case of different characters offering different types of stories and it allows Jeph to exercise his writing abilities.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #7 on: 24 Feb 2019, 17:13 »

Putting them in Marten's building would bring him back into focus.

Tho I voted Corpse Witch just because it would be interesting to bring her back.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #8 on: 24 Feb 2019, 19:15 »

Comic!

I  am getting the feeling that Clinton is interested in Brun's "deeper" lore, like history and whatnot, because that is how freinds do; but he prefers the little things that are "her", like her jogging of 75ft, or the clocks, or harpoon talents.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #9 on: 24 Feb 2019, 19:25 »

They're SO amusingly awkward.  :-D

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #10 on: 24 Feb 2019, 19:32 »

*mashes 'X' button*

Damn, developers and all that damn talking these days. F*** your character development. Just let me play the game!!!

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uggggghh, I hit the button too many times now I have to start the comic over from Panel 1.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #11 on: 24 Feb 2019, 21:22 »

Tho I voted Corpse Witch just because it would be interesting to bring her back.
I'd expect her to turn up in a nun's habit, claiming to have had a religious experience.  Jeph could spend years speculating whether she was sincere or not.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #12 on: 24 Feb 2019, 23:18 »

I think it says a lot about Clinton and Brun's friendship that she doesn't question why he wants to know about her life experiences or anything similar. More importantly, she's comfortable with him; comfortable enough to discuss significant personal matters with him. Even though it happened a long time ago and she's mostly over it, I'm sure that it still isn't information that she just volunteers very often.

Yeah, Clinton thinks Brun is attractive (he told her so and she filed that away in her mental index card system) and I think he's definitely interested in her, given his very visible struggle to find something else to say to keep the conversation going in panel 2. I'm really not sure if it's reciprocated. However, Brun is comfortable with him and clearly has no problem spending time with him. The good thing is that he's never pressured her to spend more time with him and has always respected her desire to go away and be on her own or just stop a conversation that she's having difficulty continuing. I suspect that this respect, more than anything else, is why Brun continues pursuing their friendship.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #13 on: 25 Feb 2019, 03:18 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #14 on: 25 Feb 2019, 04:13 »

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You've been reading too much Nicht Lustig man.
I don't know what that is.

I just discovered that thanks to hakko504. It's a german webcomic (in german, obviously).

http://static.nichtlustig.de/toondb/150422.html

Today: "We got the murder. But the victim is still running around somewhere."
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #15 on: 25 Feb 2019, 04:57 »

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You've been reading too much Nicht Lustig man.
I don't know what that is.

I just discovered that thanks to hakko504. It's a german webcomic (in german, obviously).

http://static.nichtlustig.de/toondb/150422.html

Today: "We got the murder. But the victim is still running around somewhere."
That's the one I was thinking of, yes. Despite its name, it's quite funny. And one of the recurring characters does indeed live in a wall between two apartments. Not sure if it has been published in English though. I first found it in a Swedish comic magazine a few years ago, so it's not 100% limited to webpublishing.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #16 on: 25 Feb 2019, 06:34 »

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You've been reading too much Nicht Lustig man.
I don't know what that is.

I just discovered that thanks to hakko504. It's a german webcomic (in german, obviously).

http://static.nichtlustig.de/toondb/150422.html

Today: "We got the murder. But the victim is still running around somewhere."
That's the one I was thinking of, yes. Despite its name, it's quite funny. And one of the recurring characters does indeed live in a wall between two apartments. Not sure if it has been published in English though. I first found it in a Swedish comic magazine a few years ago, so it's not 100% limited to webpublishing.

Yeah, I read some of them, and some made me chuckle.

Like that one:

"-I wonder if we didn't change too much things last time we time-travelled.
-Whatever... Merry Cheesemas!"

http://static.nichtlustig.de/toondb/141219.html

Or:

"-You clone yourself every year in oder to be everywhere at the same time?
-But it's super hard to determine who's the real one.
-There can only be one!"

http://static.nichtlustig.de/toondb/141210.html
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #17 on: 25 Feb 2019, 07:44 »

Putting them in Marten's building would bring him back into focus.

Tho I voted Corpse Witch just because it would be interesting to bring her back.

It seems unlikely, but she may have ratted out a lot of important people and ironically avoided prison, but put in the witness relocation program.  However, if that happened I seriously doubt she’d be living anywhere near Northampton.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #18 on: 25 Feb 2019, 07:46 »

It's Data, not Lore ...

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #19 on: 25 Feb 2019, 08:23 »

Putting them in Marten's building would bring him back into focus.

Tho I voted Corpse Witch just because it would be interesting to bring her back.

It seems unlikely, but she may have ratted out a lot of important people and ironically avoided prison, but put in the witness relocation program.  However, if that happened I seriously doubt she’d be living anywhere near Northampton.

That's about the only way I can imagine she might be out in a short time, except maybe for a corrupt pardon. We don't know how powerful the "big fish" are/were.

The Witness Protection Program couldn't keep her location secret from Spookybot, who might well consider her sentence inadequate.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #20 on: 25 Feb 2019, 09:09 »

I think it's established Arthur and melon live in the apartment directly above Roko's, and probably on the same floor as Elliot (melon did wander into Elliot's apartment once, so it's most likely at least the same building). Renee and brun living in the very same building would be a bit much, but not impossible.
I wouldn't be surprised if that building was also the home of The Fairy and/or Pizza Girl.

Speaking of, I would wager Brun and Renee end up in the same building as The Fairy, and we learn about it through brun. Like she comes by the coffee shop, Emily points her out, qnd Brun is like "Oh, yeah, that's Emilia. she makes some killer brownies." And then that's it for like another 150 Strips.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #22 on: 25 Feb 2019, 14:15 »

An AI in a witness protection program would just about have to have a new chassis, so Corpse Witch could show up as pretty much anything.  Imagine an energetic, conniving personality like that having to spend a few decades in a continental breakfast nook in a motel in the middle of nowhere, asking, "Would you like some toast?" and waiting for someone, anyone, to put a bagel in her slots.  Even if Spooky knows she escaped and is hiding out, they may well just let her sit there with nothing more interesting to do than heat up a frozen waffle.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #23 on: 25 Feb 2019, 19:04 »

Hmm. Lore? Codex?

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #24 on: 25 Feb 2019, 19:33 »

I think it says a lot about Clinton and Brun's friendship that she doesn't question why he wants to know about her life experiences or anything similar. More importantly, she's comfortable with him; comfortable enough to discuss significant personal matters with him. Even though it happened a long time ago and she's mostly over it, I'm sure that it still isn't information that she just volunteers very often.

Yeah, Clinton thinks Brun is attractive (he told her so and she filed that away in her mental index card system) and I think he's definitely interested in her, given his very visible struggle to find something else to say to keep the conversation going in panel 2. I'm really not sure if it's reciprocated. However, Brun is comfortable with him and clearly has no problem spending time with him. The good thing is that he's never pressured her to spend more time with him and has always respected her desire to go away and be on her own or just stop a conversation that she's having difficulty continuing. I suspect that this respect, more than anything else, is why Brun continues pursuing their friendship.
Now I wonder if Brun's going to ask Clinton to fill her in on his "deep Clinton lore". Not even to do with relationships, it's just polite to reciprocate, otherwise it's just a one-sided conversation. (Though it would be interesting to see how she feels about his lore, too).
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #25 on: 25 Feb 2019, 19:59 »

Despite qualifying as a Trope Codifier for "Cloudcookoolander," it's rather sweet that Melon not only realizes that Roko is feeling a bit "off," she obviously wants to help. Somehow. Most likely, any improvement in Roko's mood will be totally by accident, but improvement is improvement.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #26 on: 25 Feb 2019, 20:59 »

"Melon must never team up with Emily"  :laugh:

And I still think Emily had something to do with Melon's programming...  :-D

edit: Oh, by the way, I put "Other" in the poll again (force of habit):

Brun and Renee find two possible apartments -
The first is ideally situated, roomy, no noisy neighbours, reasonable rent...
And the other is over a clock store...

Now, which one will they end up with?  :-D
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #27 on: 25 Feb 2019, 22:37 »

No Melon can walk into the same apartment twice
Because it's not the same apartment
And she's not the same Melon.

Like wow.

Anyway, call me boring, but I suspect that they will find an apartment and move into it.
There will be separate shenanigans.

Honestly, I don't see the supposedly obvious benefits of them being in the same building as other cast members. They could be in the same street or the same suburb, and I don't see how that would change any of the kinds of stories we've been seeing.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #28 on: 25 Feb 2019, 23:19 »

So, we're off on a new mini-arc! I'm not surprised as the art in the last panel of yesterday' strip does, in retrospect, feel a lot like a fade-out.

Today's comic has some classic Melon and her only tangential connection to observational reality as well as literal-mindedness turned up to eleven. It also has a very sweet example of how Melon is desperately trying to help Roko, as difficult as that is at the moment. She's even helping a little, given Roko's smile in panel 5.

The cause for hope? Roko 'doesn't know' how she feels at the moment. That's a lot better than just feeling bad, out of place and disconnected. The bad sign? She's over-focussing on that feeling of disconnection. I've said this before but I really think that she shouldn't be hiding away.

Now I wonder if Brun's going to ask Clinton to fill her in on his "deep Clinton lore". Not even to do with relationships, it's just polite to reciprocate, otherwise it's just a one-sided conversation. (Though it would be interesting to see how she feels about his lore, too).

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #29 on: 25 Feb 2019, 23:21 »

Honestly, I don't see the supposedly obvious benefits of them being in the same building as other cast members. They could be in the same street or the same suburb, and I don't see how that would change any of the kinds of stories we've been seeing.
It's just a literary device for Jeph - he doesn't have to write them to where the domestic action is going to be because they're already there.  But for us, I agree, no discernible difference.




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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #30 on: 25 Feb 2019, 23:50 »

No Melon can walk into the same apartment twice
Because it's not the same apartment
And she's not the same Melon.

Like wow.

Anyway, call me boring, but I suspect that they will find an apartment and move into it.
There will be separate shenanigans.

Honestly, I don't see the supposedly obvious benefits of them being in the same building as other cast members. They could be in the same street or the same suburb, and I don't see how that would change any of the kinds of stories we've been seeing.
Mostly the options were just to mess with the shippers. I wasn't kidding last week when I said I couldn't think of very many good apartment hunting shenanigans.
Apartment hunting nightmares on the other hand.....


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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #31 on: 26 Feb 2019, 00:25 »

Putting them in Marten's building would bring him back into focus.

Tho I voted Corpse Witch just because it would be interesting to bring her back.

It seems unlikely, but she may have ratted out a lot of important people and ironically avoided prison, but put in the witness relocation program.  However, if that happened I seriously doubt she’d be living anywhere near Northampton.

I REALLY couldn't see that being a realistic possibility. The deal was she told the WHOLE of her crimes to the authorities to avoid Spooky's eternal, righteous, and deliciously painful(<3) wrath. Those crimes include using the threat of a mind-wiping(resulting in Bubble's going into a vegetative state(?)*) to enslave a fellow AI.

Putting aside all the others, if that ONE crime itself was enough to get Station to threaten to go "Titanium Rod From Space to the FACE" mode and get Spooky to break some, apparently, God-like rules against direct involvement; I really can't see other higher up AI's, ones who'd, also, probably take a special interest in a case like that(if not try the case themselves), letting Corpse Witch off with NO time served, no matter whom she was willing or able to serve up. Even if she was able to gift wrap up for them all the evidence they'd need(a tall order) in a nice gift basket.

Nah. She's cooling her heels in the smallest, suitable thumb drive one can imagine, if Spooky has anything to say about it. And I bet she had plenty to say about it. :)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #32 on: 26 Feb 2019, 01:08 »

Isn't Roko taller than before? I never noticed such a difference in size between Melon and her...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #33 on: 26 Feb 2019, 01:52 »

Putting them in Marten's building would bring him back into focus.

Tho I voted Corpse Witch just because it would be interesting to bring her back.

It seems unlikely, but she may have ratted out a lot of important people and ironically avoided prison, but put in the witness relocation program.  However, if that happened I seriously doubt she’d be living anywhere near Northampton.

I REALLY couldn't see that being a realistic possibility. The deal was she told the WHOLE of her crimes to the authorities to avoid Spooky's eternal, righteous, and deliciously painful(<3) wrath. Those crimes include using the threat of a mind-wiping(resulting in Bubble's going into a vegetative state(?)*) to enslave a fellow AI.

Putting aside all the others, if that ONE crime itself was enough to get Station to threaten to go "Titanium Rod From Space to the FACE" mode and get Spooky to break some, apparently, God-like rules against direct involvement; I really can't see other higher up AI's, ones who'd, also, probably take a special interest in a case like that(if not try the case themselves), letting Corpse Witch off with NO time served, no matter whom she was willing or able to serve up. Even if she was able to gift wrap up for them all the evidence they'd need(a tall order) in a nice gift basket.

Nah. She's cooling her heels in the smallest, suitable thumb drive one can imagine, if Spooky has anything to say about it. And I bet she had plenty to say about it. :)

*I'd imagine this to be a fate worse than death for someone with Bubble's warrior spirit.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #34 on: 26 Feb 2019, 02:21 »


{snip Marten's building to shift the focus "back", and vote for Corpse Witch}

It seems unlikely, but she may have ratted out a lot of important people and ironically avoided prison, but put in the witness relocation program.  However, if that happened I seriously doubt she’d be living anywhere near Northampton.

I REALLY couldn't see that being a realistic possibility. The deal was she told the WHOLE of her crimes to the authorities to avoid Spooky's eternal, righteous, and deliciously painful(<3) wrath. Those crimes include using the threat of a mind-wiping(resulting in Bubble's going into a vegetative state(?)*) to enslave a fellow AI.

Putting aside all the others, if that ONE crime itself was enough to get Station to threaten to go "Titanium Rod From Space to the FACE" mode and get Spooky to break some, apparently, God-like rules against direct involvement; I really can't see other higher up AI's, ones who'd, also, probably take a special interest in a case like that(if not try the case themselves), letting Corpse Witch off with NO time served, no matter whom she was willing or able to serve up. Even if she was able to gift wrap up for them all the evidence they'd need(a tall order) in a nice gift basket.

*I'd imagine this to be a fate worse than death for someone with Bubble's warrior spirit.

Combined with the whole Roko situation, I think spookybot might have thought about making friends with Bubbles instead of Roko, and that was the only reason they even broke their rule of coming out of the shadows helping her. But as quoted by themselves, after that kind of "intrusion" they couldn't be friends with her.
Then they tried with Roko. Who's Roko's best friend? To me it appears Melon fills that role. So, besides some weird AI Roko doesn't seem to have a lot of friends, and plausible deniability is still within reach. (probably another reason why Bubbles is out of the picture for the whole friendship thing)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #35 on: 26 Feb 2019, 03:58 »

NO!

Melon absolutely MUST team up with Emily.  The results would be hilarious :D
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #36 on: 26 Feb 2019, 04:02 »

That, or apocalyptic. Bit of a toss-up.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #37 on: 26 Feb 2019, 04:17 »

That, or apocalyptic. Bit of a toss-up.

Could be both. As the saying goes, comedy is tragedy plus distance that protects you from the mushroom clouds.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #38 on: 26 Feb 2019, 04:21 »

NO!

Melon absolutely MUST team up with Emily.  The results would be hilarious :D

Either that or it'd be the universal equivalent of dividing by 0


Ahh that's the secret ending of the comic, earth implodes, done, so long and thanks for all the fish. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #39 on: 26 Feb 2019, 04:46 »

NO!

Melon absolutely MUST team up with Emily.  The results would be hilarious :D

Either that or it'd be the universal equivalent of dividing by 0


Ahh that's the secret ending of the comic, earth implodes, done, so long and thanks for all the fish.

Come to think of it, it HAS been a long time since I've seen a dolphin....
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #40 on: 26 Feb 2019, 07:14 »

NO!

Melon absolutely MUST team up with Emily.  The results would be hilarious :D

Either that or it'd be the universal equivalent of dividing by 0


Ahh that's the secret ending of the comic, earth implodes, done, so long and thanks for all the fish.

Come to think of it, it HAS been a long time since I've seen a dolphin....

I'm entirely convinced that the last comic will be Melon and Emily teaming up, something along the lines of "We're going to do great things together!" then a time skip panel, and then the first few panels of Alice Grove.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #41 on: 26 Feb 2019, 07:43 »

Seeing this strip made me speculate about AnthroPC morning routine. Do they clean their chassis daily? Do they put on makeup?

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #42 on: 26 Feb 2019, 07:48 »

Seeing this strip made me speculate about AnthroPC morning routine. Do they clean their chassis daily? Do they put on makeup?

Bubbles has been known to use lipstick and style her hair on occasion; I think that AnthroPCs have as much vanity as humans when it comes to appearance, especially if there is someone towards whom they want to 'look good'. We've also seen Momo shower so some of them at least have a routine of exterior hygiene. There are also likely things that are unique to them with no obvious human equivalent - Topping up on the pine-fresh coolant is the most obvious example.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #43 on: 26 Feb 2019, 07:49 »

Wouldn't that be breakfast?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #44 on: 26 Feb 2019, 08:01 »

Melon absolutely MUST team up with Emily.  The results would be hilarious :D
That, or apocalyptic. Bit of a toss-up.
If anyone can write a hilarious apocalypse, it'd be Jeph.

In re the current strip - Melon displays what is, for someone who turns up in people's kitchens eating their cereal, an unusual mastery of basic social skills with, "Can I come in?"
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #45 on: 26 Feb 2019, 08:19 »

Hi, new poster here (waves hello), longtime reader of QC.

I'm wondering why Roko hasn't been to the bakery yet...
Is she worried that in her new chassis she won't react to bread the way she used to?
That would freak me out if I was in her place.
I can understand that kind of trepidation.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #46 on: 26 Feb 2019, 08:27 »

Seeing this strip made me speculate about AnthroPC morning routine. Do they clean their chassis daily? Do they put on makeup?

Bubbles has been known to use lipstick and style her hair on occasion; I think that AnthroPCs have as much vanity as humans when it comes to appearance, especially if there is someone towards whom they want to 'look good'. We've also seen Momo shower so some of them at least have a routine of exterior hygiene. There are also likely things that are unique to them with no obvious human equivalent - Topping up on the pine-fresh coolant is the most obvious example.
Bubbles has worn lipstick in comic??? I honestly don't remember that one. Probably because I'm 2.5 hours over-due for being asleep.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #47 on: 26 Feb 2019, 08:40 »

I think Bubbles has only wore lipstick once when she first met most of the cast at a party. https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3058
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #48 on: 26 Feb 2019, 11:03 »

Welcome, new person!

It would make sense for her to be afraid of losing her appreciation of bread. We have no idea how fetishes get stored and whether a different sensorium would route bread sensations away from the sexual response centers.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3946-3950 (25th February - 1st March 2019)
« Reply #49 on: 26 Feb 2019, 12:23 »

I think it says a lot about Clinton and Brun's friendship that she doesn't question why he wants to know about her life experiences or anything similar. More importantly, she's comfortable with him; comfortable enough to discuss significant personal matters with him. Even though it happened a long time ago and she's mostly over it, I'm sure that it still isn't information that she just volunteers very often.

My experience of a lot of folks quite far along the spectrum is that you will get this kind of information from them whether you solicit it or not, so I wouldn't 100% put it on trust for Clinton.
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