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Questionable Content AU - What if...? (Choose Three)

Doraten Domesticity - Would a married-on-impulse Marten & Dora have lasted?
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The Evil Apprentice - Hannelore chose to be Beatrice's true heir
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RoboFaye - After driving into the tree, Faye needed serious rebuilding (and meets up with a certain emotionally-damaged vet)
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Sex, Drugs and Concept Art Metal - Deathmøle was a big success; did it change them?
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VickTen - What if Vicky decided she wanted her and Marten to work after arriving in Northampton?
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The Fayetaclysm - Faye didn't survive her episode after being fired from CoD; how is everyone affected?
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The Three Amigos - Pintsize, iWinslow and Momo-tan ran away in pre-RERA times; here are their misadventures!
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Doctor Raven - The hottest ditz genius stayed at CoD... and met Emily
- 14 (13%)
A Pugnacious Peach in the Big Apple - The married life of Angus and Faye McPhee in NYC
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Share and Share Alike - The Marten-Faye-Dora triad
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Blondora - Dora wasn't embittered by Sven's behaviour; she stayed a bright, cheerful blonde!
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The Disney Princess and the Cloud-Cuckoolander - Claire and Emily as roommates and more
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Mama Beatrice - Beatrice tried harder to be a good mother & a very different Hannelore comes to Northampton
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Codename: STEVE - Marten's best friend kept his job at the CIA
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Author Topic: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)  (Read 3216 times)

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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #100 on: 22 Aug 2019, 22:12 »

Roko's body dysphoria issues haven't been addressed for a while.  Would Winslow's attention tend to reinforce that or reassure her on this point?
That's one of the functions of this arc - she's got a mission and has forgotten all about it.  Teddy Roosevelt's self Rx for depression was, "Get action!"
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #101 on: 22 Aug 2019, 22:31 »

I'm wondering how long Winslow has sat there, talking to the emu about his problems? In any case, I'm sure the emu is wondering why the polite not-a-human is sitting there and making noises rather than giving her grain! That's what the other not-a-human at the laboratory does! Seriously, I really think that the reason that she isn't being aggressive is because Winslow and Chimevera look human but don't smell humuan, so she's allowing her better nature win out.

Meanwhile, I'm pretty sure that the current location is a Chekhov's Office. It may be a hint about the solution to Winslow's problems, to May's or to both.

Great GIF work today, Jeph! I hesitate to guess how long it took to create all the frames for the 'glitching cloak' effect!
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #102 on: 23 Aug 2019, 03:04 »

Some of us are easily emused.
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #103 on: 23 Aug 2019, 03:05 »

I really think that the reason that she isn't being aggressive is because Winslow and Chimevera look human but don't smell humuan, so she's allowing her better nature win out.

I had the knee-jerk reaction of "birds have a rather poor sense of smell, so that's probably not a factor", but then I looked it up. Fun fact: emus are actually among the relatively rare bird species to have a keen sense of smell (at least based on my quick Google search).

This has nothing to do with anything, but I thought it was a neat thing to share.
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #104 on: 23 Aug 2019, 06:09 »

This immediately reminded me of Roko's tripping episode when robo-drunk...was it the digi-booze-induced equilibrium problems that made her fall down, or did the stealth emu trip her???   :psyduck:

I mean, obviously the former.  But it'd be a funny retcon  :laugh:
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #105 on: 23 Aug 2019, 06:50 »

This immediately reminded me of Roko's tripping episode when robo-drunk...
I was disappointed that we didn't get a "berf" this time.

Also I can't help but wonder how animated strips like this are printed in the eventual physical book.
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #106 on: 23 Aug 2019, 07:08 »

Also I can't help but wonder how animated strips like this are printed in the eventual physical book.

The cheap yet not as visually appealing solution is to either
  • ghost the image on the page
  • two pages that you can flip back and forth between

The more expensive solution could be any of the following
  • A clear foil page overlay the reader could flick back and forth over the page
  • embed one of those prism cards on the page that switches between the two images
  • a clear foil hologram for a similar effect
  • something I didn't think of as yet
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #107 on: 23 Aug 2019, 07:10 »

This immediately reminded me of Roko's tripping episode when robo-drunk...
I was disappointed that we didn't get a "berf" this time.

Also I can't help but wonder how animated strips like this are printed in the eventual physical book.

Ah yes..."berf" is definitely one of the best SFX that Jeph's introduced here. 

I was rereading the strip recently, and got to the one where Hannelore is demonstrating her one-foot kick drum technique, and that made me wonder about the same thing; just adding motion blur isn't quite the same.  Though, I've been wondering if/when we'll be getting volume 7 anyhow (much less getting this far in the strip).  With the format changes and the addition of animation, figuring out how to adapt the thing to print on a page must be a real challenge.
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #108 on: 23 Aug 2019, 07:11 »

Also I can't help but wonder how animated strips like this are printed in the eventual physical book.

The cheap yet not as visually appealing solution is to either
  • ghost the image on the page
  • two pages that you can flip back and forth between

The more expensive solution could be any of the following
  • A clear foil page overlay the reader could flick back and forth over the page
  • embed one of those prism cards on the page that switches between the two images
  • a clear foil hologram for a similar effect
  • something I didn't think of as yet

Some sort of Augmented Reality trigger imbedded in the page to signal the interface device to display the animation in your field of vision!   :evil:
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #109 on: 23 Aug 2019, 08:16 »


I was disappointed that we didn't get a "berf" this time.

Ah yes..."berf" is definitely one of the best SFX that Jeph's introduced here. 


Well, we didnt get a 'berf'... but we got a 'weeem' ! :)
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #110 on: 23 Aug 2019, 12:47 »

Until the emu decloaked and all I could see was the attorney sign, I thought briefly this story was headed for a different turn. Going to guess this was some artful and deliberate misdirection on the part of our artist.
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #111 on: 23 Aug 2019, 19:36 »

This is not the first time Our Esteemed Leader has done a disappearing trick with a comic "character". There's 2162 and 2297. (Though that last one wasn't much of a "disappearing" trick.)
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #112 on: 23 Aug 2019, 22:45 »

The dreaded Intermittent Emu.   :mrgreen:
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Re: WCDT strips 4071-4075 (19th to 23rd August 2019)
« Reply #113 on: 24 Aug 2019, 08:12 »

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... as long as the emu doesn't try to sell him insurance.
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« Reply #114 on: 28 Aug 2019, 15:28 »

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... as long as the emu doesn't try to sell him insurance.

THE UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES OF...  LEE-MUU EEEE-MUUUU!
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« Reply #115 on: 29 Aug 2019, 21:15 »

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... as long as the emu doesn't try to sell him insurance.

THE UNDERCOVER ADVENTURES OF...  LEE-MUU EEEE-MUUUU!
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