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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #100 on: 18 Apr 2019, 15:52 »

If you haven't been to Intercourse, Pennsylvania, for a while, you may find yourself visiting Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, instead. If you do, you can find your way through Bird-in-Hand to Paradise.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #101 on: 18 Apr 2019, 15:57 »

That was funny.

(Still no Dora and Tai bit.)  :-P

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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #102 on: 18 Apr 2019, 16:09 »

I just remembered that in the PDX metro, the area around where Stafford Road and Borland Road cross is called Wanker's Corner.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #103 on: 18 Apr 2019, 16:52 »

Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
Been there.  Deep in Amish country.   Locals not amused by the the jokes at this point.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #104 on: 18 Apr 2019, 18:27 »

If Claire were to move, and Marten were to move with her, what would Pintsize do? My first thought is that he would move with them, but he has a life in Northampton, too.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #105 on: 18 Apr 2019, 18:28 »

If Claire were to move, and Marten were to move with her, what would Pintsize do? My first thought is that he would move with them, but he has a life in Northampton, too.
Somehow, I think Pintsize would be just as excited as Marten to move to Fucksburg....
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #106 on: 18 Apr 2019, 19:05 »

That's true, but what if they had to move to Plain, Ohio?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #107 on: 18 Apr 2019, 19:25 »

Good answer Marten. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #108 on: 18 Apr 2019, 19:28 »

This comic's doing me a concern. Jeph is a big Azumanga fan and this is starting to REALLY feel like it's gearing up for the same sort of "everyone drifts off to the next part of their lives" ending...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #109 on: 18 Apr 2019, 19:40 »

So, to recall Jeph's rant on social media around when one of the characters called a snake's bite 'poisonous', I am willing to bet that Jeph knows which Roosevelt but Faye doesn't.

That's a classic JJ troll moment. He knows, he knows a bunch of us know, he knows anyone complaining isn't worth his attention.
I figured it was probably intentional, just felt it needed to be pointed out anyway just in case it was a simple mix up.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #110 on: 18 Apr 2019, 19:41 »

How about Humptulips, Washington?
T'other side of the Olympic Peninsula from Dosewallips.  It's not all that far from Duckabush or Brinnon.  ;)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #111 on: 18 Apr 2019, 20:33 »

Update! That was cute.  :-D

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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #112 on: 18 Apr 2019, 20:36 »

Okay, its 3 weeks until comic 4000.
We've had a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings from the comics for the last few weeks.
We haven't had a lot of "drama" lately.
Anyone else feel like we're being lined up for something absolutely horrifying?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #113 on: 18 Apr 2019, 20:57 »

Nah, Jeph isn't David Willis.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #114 on: 18 Apr 2019, 21:07 »

He could hold off the Dora-Tai results until 4k. Or the exams passing until then. Or both.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #115 on: 18 Apr 2019, 21:22 »

Okay, its 3 weeks until comic 4000.
We've had a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings from the comics for the last few weeks.
We haven't had a lot of "drama" lately.
Anyone else feel like we're being lined up for something absolutely horrifying?

I dunno about horrifying, but honestly...what MrGone pointed out doesn't sound far fetched.

This comic's doing me a concern. Jeph is a big Azumanga fan and this is starting to REALLY feel like it's gearing up for the same sort of "everyone drifts off to the next part of their lives" ending...

I don't think that is where this is going, but I can't say I'd be shocked if it did either.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #116 on: 18 Apr 2019, 21:45 »

Marten moving with Claire at the end of the comic would have a nice sense of taking things full circle.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #117 on: 18 Apr 2019, 22:04 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #118 on: 18 Apr 2019, 22:06 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #119 on: 18 Apr 2019, 22:43 »

Okay, its 3 weeks until comic 4000.
We've had a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings from the comics for the last few weeks.
We haven't had a lot of "drama" lately.
Anyone else feel like we're being lined up for something absolutely horrifying?

Not at all, honestly. I expect OH LOOK THERE'S A COMIC ... yeah, that. Quick resolution.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #120 on: 18 Apr 2019, 23:47 »

This comic's doing me a concern. Jeph is a big Azumanga fan and this is starting to REALLY feel like it's gearing up for the same sort of "everyone drifts off to the next part of their lives" ending...
That's been said before, a long way back. Then we had a.bunch of new characters and adventures.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #121 on: 19 Apr 2019, 00:05 »

This is another sweet Claire character strip. Maybe it's me but I think that Claire has a deep-rooted fear of rejection (possibly associated with her father walking out on the family). A part of her really was expecting bad news from Marten, as silly as that seems from a third-person perspective. Marten is being wise, though, not promising in advance. He doesn't really know what the day will hold but he's telling Claire that he isn't just going to run the moment things get tough.

Meanwhile, Claire sort of want to know why Marten didn't give her the shipping update first!

Okay, its 3 weeks until comic 4000.
We've had a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings from the comics for the last few weeks.
We haven't had a lot of "drama" lately.
Anyone else feel like we're being lined up for something absolutely horrifying?

Not horrifying, no; as others said, that isn't his writing style anymore. However, he could decide to give us something game-changing. Twenty strips is enough time to set up or remind us of an ongoing plot or character issue and then have it come to a head in Strip 4000.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #122 on: 19 Apr 2019, 00:07 »

But what if both Tai and Claire find new jobs in Canada, Dora and Marten come with them, and Faye and Bubbles follow suit? Reboot somewhere else.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #123 on: 19 Apr 2019, 04:43 »

With regards to the next phase of QC, I have a feeling it won't be much longer until Hanners re-appears (permanently I mean). Plus Winslow, obviously..
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #124 on: 19 Apr 2019, 05:53 »

With regards to the next phase of QC, I have a feeling it won't be much longer until Hanners re-appears (permanently I mean). Plus Winslow, obviously..

Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if Hanners bought up Coffee of Doom, should Dora ever leave.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #125 on: 19 Apr 2019, 06:00 »

Maybe I shouldn't post at 5 in the morning. I definitely shouldn't have used the word "horrifying", when I should have said something along the lines of a major shakeup.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #126 on: 19 Apr 2019, 06:40 »

Okay, its 3 weeks until comic 4000.
We've had a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings from the comics for the last few weeks.
We haven't had a lot of "drama" lately.
If you look back at #1000, 2000, and 3000, there was nothing earth shattering in them.  Maybe JJ is looking to have the characters just move to the next logical phase of their lives.

At least I hope so.
Anyone else feel like we're being lined up for something absolutely horrifying?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #127 on: 19 Apr 2019, 07:48 »

With regards to the next phase of QC, I have a feeling it won't be much longer until Hanners re-appears (permanently I mean). Plus Winslow, obviously..

Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if Hanners bought up Coffee of Doom, should Dora ever leave.

Either that or bailing out Union Robotics, or maybe something else, but I feel like her return is going to at least have a little bit of a "saving the day" vibe.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #128 on: 19 Apr 2019, 17:38 »

ADJKPF?  The home row on Jeph's keyboard. Obviously.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #129 on: 19 Apr 2019, 23:59 »

ADJKPF?  The home row on Jeph's keyboard. Obviously.

Jeph knows better than using the home row, and maybe Claire knows, too.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #130 on: 20 Apr 2019, 04:52 »

That's true, but what if they had to move to Plain, Ohio?
Or Monotony, KS?


EDIT: I said we had weird town names.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #131 on: 20 Apr 2019, 11:48 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #132 on: 20 Apr 2019, 12:58 »

How about Humptulips, Washington?

Or Fucking, Upper Austria?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #133 on: 20 Apr 2019, 13:39 »

I don't think I'd have the stamina for fucking all of upper Austria.[1]

[1] Someone had to say it.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #134 on: 20 Apr 2019, 14:26 »

So, Marten junks a reasonable job he completely lucked into, and follows Claire to Wtfarewe, Montana. What does he do for a job? He's not really qualified for anything, and I presume its just as impossible to feed to people on a new graduate's salary that side of the pond as it is this one.
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« Reply #135 on: 20 Apr 2019, 16:05 »

So, Marten junks a reasonable job he completely lucked into, and follows Claire to Wtfarewe, Montana. What does he do for a job? He's not really qualified for anything, and I presume its just as impossible to feed to people on a new graduate's salary that side of the pond as it is this one.

Pintsize could be the breadwinner via whoring himself out to farm equipment.  A sort of combine concubine.
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« Reply #136 on: 20 Apr 2019, 18:55 »

So, Marten junks a reasonable job he completely lucked into, and follows Claire to Wtfarewe, Montana. What does he do for a job? He's not really qualified for anything, and I presume its just as impossible to feed to people on a new graduate's salary that side of the pond as it is this one.

What's so unimaginable about the idea that he find another, similarly menial, position somewhere after a bunch of applications and interviews with a bit of experience and a decent reference?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3981-3985 (15th - 19th April, 2019)
« Reply #137 on: 20 Apr 2019, 19:41 »

Guitar tutor?

Two incomes, one job with benefits, in a place with a low cost of living could work.
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« Reply #138 on: 20 Apr 2019, 22:01 »

Most employers outside of very specified fields really don't care what your degree was in. Hell, most menial labour jobs don't even require a degree. Marten will find another job, that's not even an issue. Will it be a cushy one where he was able to blackmail board members into giving him a better salary and benefits? Likely not, but he'll be able to feed himself just fine. Doubly so if they move anywhere off the coasts where the cost of living isn't so ridiculous.
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« Reply #139 on: 21 Apr 2019, 17:16 »

They move to the part of Alaska where you get paid to live there, meanwhile Pintsize aspires to build he world's largest snowcock while Claire joins an expedition to uncover the lost Frozen Library Of Ka'a.
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« Reply #140 on: 25 Apr 2019, 06:17 »

Late to the party but my suggestion is Pintsize as the flower spreader since nobody with a lick of sense would trust him with the rings.
Mieville might be an interesting selection as a ring bearer.
Even better if their vows are inlaid in glowing elvish runes.
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« Reply #141 on: 25 Apr 2019, 18:18 »

I've wondered whether a thermoluminescent material could be inlaid into a ring so you could warm it up and say "I cannot read the fiery letters".
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« Reply #142 on: 26 Apr 2019, 07:22 »

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« Reply #143 on: 26 Apr 2019, 08:58 »

I've wondered whether a thermoluminescent material could be inlaid into a ring so you could warm it up and say "I cannot read the fiery letters".
I don't know if that would be practical due to the temperatures involved.
Are there any materials that would do that at body temperature?

Long Afterglow Phosphorescent Materials may be more practical though what I worked with years ago had the disadvantage of being larger grained crystals and degraded when exposed to moisture.
Mind you if properly encapsulated you can get any colour of the rainbow. though the blue-green will glow for a long time after fully charged.
They were at the time very specialized lighting sources used for safety lighting on ship walkways, around pools and the tubes in London

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« Reply #144 on: 26 Apr 2019, 09:20 »

Body temperature, little or no effect from the materials I know of. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoluminescence#/media/File:TSL_curves.png

Much less heat than Frodo's hearth, though. Boiling water or an incandescent light bulb would be ample.
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« Reply #145 on: 26 Apr 2019, 15:17 »

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