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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)  (Read 7411 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #50 on: 24 Sep 2019, 10:17 »

I'm not sure Faye and May have a great deal in common other than rhyming names and being abrasive. And given how many people Sven has seemingly slept with, I doubt they contribute 1% of his total between them.

I generally hate both these characters but for some reason really like them together.
But Sven hasn't slept with hardly anyone.  They almost never get so much as a wink.

I really do like this pairing, too.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #51 on: 24 Sep 2019, 12:34 »

I really hope they cleaned that joint before he reassembled it.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #52 on: 24 Sep 2019, 14:22 »

As long as hipsters are the only ones hip to hipfucking, it will be a thing.  But once there's hype, the hipsters will flee and let the hypesters take over, and hipfucking won't be hip anymore.  But if it can't be hip fucking, what will it be?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #53 on: 24 Sep 2019, 17:07 »

I generally hate both these characters but for some reason really like them together.

I'm the precise opposite of this - generally enjoy reading comics featuring these characters, but I'm finding the current storyline uninteresting, insofar as it is (as Ben mentioned) very "teen" and is also retreading (not for the first time) very old ground with both characters. It reveals nothing new, nor does it develop either character or even their relationship (apart from the bare fact that they've bonked again).
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #54 on: 24 Sep 2019, 19:18 »

Uh, I'm seeing

Comic 4098: Very Perceptive
Comic 4098: Blending Right In

And Very Perceptive is showing as 4092... I hope everything's all right...
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #55 on: 24 Sep 2019, 19:48 »

For comic #4098...

1. FYI...  if you want to view Wednesday's Comic #4098: Very Perceptive, simply type: https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4098# (or click my comic-link above too)

2. In this comic & town, the Truth will often be stranger than pragmatic  &/or probable explanations. ;)
« Last Edit: 25 Sep 2019, 01:49 by pendrake »
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #56 on: 24 Sep 2019, 20:02 »

Weirdly I actually hope May gets canned, if only for realism.

Poor Sven. Tells truth, doesn't get believed...

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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #58 on: 24 Sep 2019, 23:24 »

When it becomes easier to make up your own reality than accept what has actually been happening around you because it's more plausible. I think that I passed that watershed when I was still in my mid-teen years.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #59 on: 25 Sep 2019, 02:08 »


No new comic yet?

Still seeing KEER-CHUNK!
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #60 on: 25 Sep 2019, 02:20 »


No new comic yet?

Still seeing KEER-CHUNK!
It's there if you follow pendrake's link above. But the main page hasn't updated for some reason.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #61 on: 25 Sep 2019, 03:09 »

No new comic yet?

Still seeing KEER-CHUNK!

Today's comic is only accessible  through the archive page, apparently.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #62 on: 25 Sep 2019, 05:19 »

It reveals nothing new, nor does it develop either character or even their relationship (apart from the bare fact that they've bonked again).
I disagree.  Especially after 4098, where Sven is trying to do the right thing, is telling the truth, and getting ever more frustrated that others are reacting as if he hasn't changed; especially Dora.  He also knows, now, that he's hooked and wants this relationship to work even if May is still resisting. 

May is digging her own emotional hole ever deeper and getting more attached to Sven which is why she's pushing him away so hard.  I wonder what cataclysm will happen that forces her to see this.  A new body perhaps, with more appropriate accessories?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #63 on: 25 Sep 2019, 06:01 »

There's a part of me that's wondering what an "adult buurito" is (especially the "adult" part). But long experience has taught me that no, I really don't want to know.

I just wanted to say that I was curious about that as well but nearly made the mistake of finding out what it is.  You are wise and I have learned from your wisdom.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #64 on: 25 Sep 2019, 13:21 »

As noted in several posting it is likely that May (the robot) may get fired for this. I hope not she has had a troubled life.
Although, i was shocked sorta when i saw her and Sven on the bench...hehe
Looking forward to seeing what happens with May
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #65 on: 25 Sep 2019, 14:20 »

As noted in several posting it is likely that May (the robot) may get fired for this. I hope not she has had a troubled life.
Although, i was shocked sorta when i saw her and Sven on the bench...hehe
Looking forward to seeing what happens with May

I feel like reading any of her origins whatsoever will show you she has had a pretty troubled life well before now.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #66 on: 25 Sep 2019, 16:51 »

Technically correct for certain values of "scissors."
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #67 on: 25 Sep 2019, 20:14 »

Is it wrong that I kinda wanna hear how bad Sven's songs are?

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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #68 on: 25 Sep 2019, 20:54 »

Is it wrong that I kinda wanna hear how bad Sven's songs are?

Yes and no.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #69 on: 25 Sep 2019, 21:28 »

I now desperately want to hear "Did My Wife Leave Me Or Is She Wearin' Realtree?". It sounds jaw-droppingly bad and therefore hilarious.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #70 on: 25 Sep 2019, 22:41 »

I now desperately want to hear "Did My Wife Leave Me Or Is She Wearin' Realtree?". It sounds jaw-droppingly bad and therefore hilarious.

Basically the same melody as "I Gave Her Mah Ring An' She Gave Me Thuh Finger."

It's worth noting that, in a 'verse in which AIs can control anyhing from a humaniform chassis to a space habitat-laboratory, the song "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" tells a completely different story than it does in ours.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #71 on: 25 Sep 2019, 23:16 »

I've always felt a bit sorry for Sven in this area. Yes, he's successful and, as a consequence, nicely comfortably well off. However, I feel that he's somewhat artistically unfulfilled as a result. What is worse for him, he is increasingly aware that he is, in his own mind, something of a fraud and he's really starting to wonder if he has a talent other than pandering!

This micro-arc is interesting because it reminds us that, even though they have reconciled, Sven and Dora still have a decade or two of being feuding siblings behind them and it's easy to revert to default behaviour. Especially if it's funny.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #72 on: 26 Sep 2019, 03:46 »

I've always felt a bit sorry for Sven in this area. Yes, he's successful and, as a consequence, nicely comfortably well off. However, I feel that he's somewhat artistically unfulfilled as a result. What is worse for him, he is increasingly aware that he is, in his own mind, something of a fraud and he's really starting to wonder if he has a talent other than pandering!

On the other hand, he's financially comfortable and seems to have plenty of leisure time. He could pursue more artistic stuff, no problem.

There *are* artists who create well-selling tripe for money and pursue art as a hobby in addition to that. Many of those have less time to do that than I assume Sven does.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #73 on: 26 Sep 2019, 09:14 »

It seems to me, Sven and May can have that kind of unadulterated, brutal honesty relationship. Nothing would ever be too weird, no taboos, no whatever color tinted glasses.

Whether they'll be more than what had happened already is up to them, and whether they'll allow to let at least some kind of friendship to grow.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #74 on: 26 Sep 2019, 16:13 »

[quietly walks away whistling as he realizes this is probably not the place to confess that he likes Brad Paisley]
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #75 on: 26 Sep 2019, 17:19 »

Faye listening to radio

"My girlfriend left me for a Robot...."

Faye, "SVEN YOU ASSHOLE...."

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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #76 on: 26 Sep 2019, 19:23 »

New strip up.

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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #78 on: 26 Sep 2019, 19:37 »

Oh, good. It’s another Sven self-loathing strip.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #79 on: 26 Sep 2019, 20:29 »

Have Marten hear it. "Dude.. you wrote DEATH METAL. No wonder your agent hated it."

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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #80 on: 26 Sep 2019, 20:47 »

...why does his agent have a barn?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #81 on: 26 Sep 2019, 20:51 »

[quietly walks away whistling as he realizes this is probably not the place to confess that he likes Brad Paisley]

I love Brad Paisley.  You're not alone.

...why does his agent have a barn?

Why not?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #82 on: 26 Sep 2019, 20:56 »

...why does his agent have a barn?

Not enough horses for a stable?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #83 on: 26 Sep 2019, 21:09 »

...why does his agent have a barn?
His agent specializes in country music. Of course they have a barn.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #84 on: 26 Sep 2019, 23:14 »

Okay, that's depressing in lots of ways.

So, I find myself wondering what the lesson for Sven was here. I suspect that he thought it was: "Stick to what you're good at because you don't have the talent for anything else!" Which must have been a dreadful personal blow. Still, doing stuff like this is always a risk. If you have a familiar 'genre', going outside that always risks alienating fans because it isn't what they expect from you.

FWIW, I think that his agent's reaction was probably invalid. They were upset because it likely wasn't a commercial record at all but something more complex that would likely only please a few core fans. Low commercial saleability = reduced value of the agent's 20% cut!

I do hope that Dora is paying attention here. She always thought that Sven had things easy and today's comic proves that he has not.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #85 on: 27 Sep 2019, 01:06 »

Oh, good. It’s another Sven self-loathing strip.

This has got to be at least the second, possibly the third, time where Dora and Sven have had this conversation.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #86 on: 27 Sep 2019, 05:04 »

[quietly walks away whistling as he realizes this is probably not the place to confess that he likes Brad Paisley]
Not a country fan, so I went and listened to a few of his supposedly greatest hits.  At least the man can sing reasonably well, unlike waaaaay too many other country singers of the last two decades... 

However, given the titles I saw, I'm not sure but what Jeph has an alias he uses for that market.  Wouldn't it be funny if it was Sven Bianchi??!??
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #87 on: 27 Sep 2019, 05:14 »

Faye listening to radio

"My girlfriend left me for a Robot...."

Faye, "SVEN YOU ASSHOLE...."

Sven: Listen to the whole song.

Verse 2 is why 'Titania' was right to dump him for Effervesia, who is much better for Titania anyway.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #88 on: 27 Sep 2019, 05:15 »

Oh, good. It’s another Sven self-loathing strip.
This has got to be at least the second, possibly the third, time where Dora and Sven have had this conversation.

A note: the only time he really has this conversation is with Dora. It's like she's his personal flogger.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #89 on: 27 Sep 2019, 07:02 »

Do song writers actually have fans? How many people actually know who wrote their favourite pop song? Unless the performer is also the one who wrote it, I would wager not many.
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« Reply #90 on: 27 Sep 2019, 07:56 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #91 on: 27 Sep 2019, 09:53 »

Just a thought - what if all the people who listened to (and hated) Sven's song, were the same people who bought his usual songs? I mean, what we're talking about here, are people with the sort of taste in music that appreciates Sven's usual highly successful trash   :-P

In other words, maybe it could be a potential hit with a discerning audience whose taste isn't just in their mouths?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #92 on: 27 Sep 2019, 10:16 »

Just a thought - what if all the people who listened to (and hated) Sven's song, were the same people who bought his usual songs? I mean, what we're talking about here, are people with the sort of taste in music that appreciates Sven's usual highly successful trash   :-P

FWIW, I think that is precisely what happened but Sven's self-esteem is pretty rocky in the end and I think it would be very difficult to convince him of that...

Unless his sister's ex-boyfriend wants to talk up his more experimental stuff on his music/pop culture blog, maybe?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #93 on: 27 Sep 2019, 10:21 »

So will Dora actually support her brother for once?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #94 on: 27 Sep 2019, 13:26 »

So will Dora actually support her brother for once?

NEVAR!!!1!11!1


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Re: WCDT Strips 4096-4100 (23-27 September 2019)
« Reply #95 on: 28 Sep 2019, 10:04 »

A little aside: most of the people who do the songwriting in Nashville tend to congregate (or at least they "used to" congregate) in houses over by 16th Avenue South in the Music Square area of the city. This is also the general area where many major recording studios are located.

Lacy J. Dalton had a song ("16th Avenue") that memorialized these songwriters.
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