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WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« on: 26 Oct 2019, 07:33 »

Kudos to Roko for self-awareness. Here's hoping she finds someone good to talk about her current stressors.


EDIT: Typo fix.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #1 on: 27 Oct 2019, 14:57 »

Good cop/bad cop is actually a normal negotiating strategy, at least...  :-D

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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #2 on: 27 Oct 2019, 15:14 »

I surmised correctly from context that "Dremel" has something to do with power tools.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #3 on: 27 Oct 2019, 18:01 »

I surmised correctly from context that "Dremel" has something to do with power tools.
They're tiny hand held rotary tools. 
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #4 on: 27 Oct 2019, 18:01 »

Flies aren't attracted to honey.  That'd be bears.

Flies are attracted to...
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #5 on: 27 Oct 2019, 20:24 »

I surmised correctly from context that "Dremel" has something to do with power tools.
They're tiny hand held rotary tools.
For fine grinding, ja?
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #6 on: 27 Oct 2019, 23:39 »

I think it would be more like bad cop and bad as in incompetent cop.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #7 on: 28 Oct 2019, 00:14 »

Panel 3 concerns me in a way. I'm wondering if, on a certain level, Roko doesn't believe that she can be nice; that the only way she can help May is effectively by shouting at people (and coercing them in other ways too)!
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #8 on: 28 Oct 2019, 00:39 »

Ok, now I'm wondering, if Nelson can replace one of his hands by a Dremel, does Pintsize have the same option? If so, does he know that? If so, why haven't we seen more mayhem?
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« Reply #9 on: 28 Oct 2019, 00:56 »

We've seen Pintsize removing his 'hand' and 'foot' attachments without any difficulty. I'm thinking that they have universal interface sockets of some sort so, yes, he has the capability. However, to make mayhem, one would have to buy the tool attachments and I think that the only tools Pintsize would be interested in attaching to them would be entirely R-rated and impossible to get without Marten knowing and confiscating them!
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #10 on: 28 Oct 2019, 01:28 »

Speaking of which, it's been a while since we've seen any update on his commission at Union Robotics.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #11 on: 28 Oct 2019, 04:54 »

Panel 3 concerns me in a way. I'm wondering if, on a certain level, Roko doesn't believe that she can be nice; that the only way she can help May is effectively by shouting at people (and coercing them in other ways too)!
Of course, look at her blush.  She's deeply unsettled about the compliment she just got.

And actually, dragging Beeps along isn't a bad idea as long as Roko takes the lead and just has Beeps there to let her know when to dial it back.  Not only is there safety in numbers going on, the implicit "there's more than just me that believe in May" will help her case with a human administrator.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #12 on: 28 Oct 2019, 05:46 »

We've seen Pintsize removing his 'hand' and 'foot' attachments without any difficulty. I'm thinking that they have universal interface sockets of some sort so, yes, he has the capability. However, to make mayhem, one would have to buy the tool attachments and I think that the only tools Pintsize would be interested in attaching to them would be entirely R-rated and impossible to get without Marten knowing and confiscating them!

Objection. What good is a dildo, if you can't spin it at high RPM?
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« Reply #13 on: 28 Oct 2019, 08:15 »

Objection. What good is a dildo, if you can't spin it at high RPM?
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #14 on: 28 Oct 2019, 09:40 »

Objection. What good is a dildo, if you can't spin it at high RPM?

It is a good way to liquefy an orifice.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #15 on: 28 Oct 2019, 14:51 »

Objection. What good is a dildo, if you can't spin it at high RPM?

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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #16 on: 28 Oct 2019, 15:05 »

No twist bits, thank you. 
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #17 on: 28 Oct 2019, 16:04 »

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You know, I really think that Bubbles has had enough of Faye's particular case of Butts Disease. I mean, she loves her girlfriend but she really doesn't need all those possible posteriorical configurations mentioned. She has a good enough imagination to guess what they'd look like and she would prefer not to!

Now, the sudden switch from Roko to Faye and Bubbles has caught me off guard. Is Jeph covering a scene switch by checking in with them (How are they doing? Not brilliantly, it seems) or is this a Chekhov's Repair Shop? Are we being set up for Faye and Bubbles to somehow get involved in the 'May and Roko's Bodies' arc? Alternately, maybe someone will ask for radical chassis re-modelling... or someone else is going to have a horrific injury that needs their assistance...? Or maybe both (and likely to the same AI and in an interconnected way)!
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #18 on: 28 Oct 2019, 18:22 »

Ah, the perils of small business ownership.

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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #19 on: 28 Oct 2019, 18:42 »

So, they're completely done with Pintsize's (remember him?) new appendage, and we haven't SEEN it yet? BOOOOO!
Ah, well... "And now, a man with three buttocks!"
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #20 on: 28 Oct 2019, 19:18 »

I hadn't noticed the "couple" pictures before. They're pretty dang adorable.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #21 on: 28 Oct 2019, 20:45 »

Thank you, SordidEuphamism. I was needing the image location for that reaction pic.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #22 on: 29 Oct 2019, 06:14 »

"And now, a man with three buttocks!"
Probably beats the woman with 3 boobs.  One of which was fake we found out the next day, but whatever.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #23 on: 29 Oct 2019, 07:37 »

I hadn't noticed the "couple" pictures before. They're pretty dang adorable.

Agreed. I can't believe anyone is talking about anything else.  :-D
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #24 on: 29 Oct 2019, 07:55 »

I wonder if they will remember that there is an art gallery that has an interest in Faye's creations.

With the amount of spare parts of questionable usability that can found in pretty much any service shop, I don't see why she can't just weld some bits together into something surprising and saleable.
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« Reply #25 on: 29 Oct 2019, 09:18 »

I wonder if they will remember that there is an art gallery that has an interest in Faye's creations.

With the amount of spare parts of questionable usability that can found in pretty much any service shop, I don't see why she can't just weld some bits together into something surprising and saleable.

Frankly I am surprised this hasn't been explored yet at all. From the information we've been given, they seem to have a good amount of down-time in the shop, so there appears to be ample opportunity for Faye to work on side-projects. The revenue from that would give them a lot more breathing room.

Plus, it could open up some interesting avenues to explore, e.g. how would Bubbles feel about AI's former chassis being used as art supplies?

Perhaps JJ had forgotten about the art gallery buying Faye's creation and doesn't want to re-introduce it into the storylines at this point?
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #26 on: 29 Oct 2019, 13:30 »

I wonder if they will remember that there is an art gallery that has an interest in Faye's creations.

With the amount of spare parts of questionable usability that can found in pretty much any service shop, I don't see why she can't just weld some bits together into something surprising and saleable.

Frankly I am surprised this hasn't been explored yet at all. From the information we've been given, they seem to have a good amount of down-time in the shop, so there appears to be ample opportunity for Faye to work on side-projects. The revenue from that would give them a lot more breathing room.

Plus, it could open up some interesting avenues to explore, e.g. how would Bubbles feel about AI's former chassis being used as art supplies?

Perhaps JJ had forgotten about the art gallery buying Faye's creation and doesn't want to re-introduce it into the storylines at this point?
Hanging there still, hasn't sold yet.  But, the gallery operator knows the business and knows it will move when the right customers sees it.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #27 on: 29 Oct 2019, 15:18 »

Probably beats the woman with 3 boobs. 

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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #28 on: 29 Oct 2019, 16:08 »

Speaking of [Pintsize], it's been a while since we've seen any update on his commission at Union Robotics.
Yeah, I wanna know if he's fucked a tugboat yet.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #29 on: 29 Oct 2019, 16:21 »

If he had, I'm sure he'd be happy to tell the world.

Wrto Faye's sculptures, my take is she felt she had exhausted the creative potential there and didn't feel inspired to go further in that direction. Anything she tried now would be strictly-from-hunger hack work. Or maybe not. It's been a while. She might find fresh inspiration.
(   if jeph gets tired of current story lines   )
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« Reply #30 on: 30 Oct 2019, 02:18 »

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Swordsmary really is into the 'body by me' movement, isn't she? Still, I suppose if she can afford it, it's her business, not ours. However, what is other people's business is her continually seeming to enable Sam's more unsafe behaviours!

Speaking of Sam, maybe someone in the know could answer this: Does her behaviour read like someone who has some kind of hyperactivity disorder? Easily bored and with a poor danger sense? I mean, climbing eight feet on a vertical wall and then slithering through a small gap over what is probably a solid concrete floor where it doesn't have heavy metal equipment lying around instead isn't the sort of thing most people would think of as 'safe', no matter how bored they are!
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #31 on: 30 Oct 2019, 03:40 »

I'm not qualified to make that diagnosis, all I know is that the more Sam appears in the comic, the more I dislike her.
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« Reply #32 on: 30 Oct 2019, 04:16 »

Sam is very stubborn. Or hyper-focused.

She has Faye's phone number, she just could've called or texted asking about their ETA. But climbing through a small window eight feet (243cm) off the ground is at least reckless. maybe a tad overexcited.

Point is, it's Faye's and Bubbles' Shop, not Sam's, and if she wants to use the space she needs to make sure it's available. Not "go through the wall with her head" / just rush through everything.

Maybe it's time for Union Robotics to set up a proper booking system for Sam...
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #33 on: 30 Oct 2019, 04:18 »

Sam definitely has ADHD. And has no fear. And has poor impulse control, but that’s another term for “teenager”. And her social skills leave something to be desired, but again, teenager.

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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #34 on: 30 Oct 2019, 06:30 »

Sam is very stubborn. Or hyper-focused.

She has Faye's phone number, she just could've called or texted asking about their ETA. But climbing through a small window eight feet (243cm) off the ground is at least reckless. maybe a tad overexcited.

Point is, it's Faye's and Bubbles' Shop, not Sam's, and if she wants to use the space she needs to make sure it's available. Not "go through the wall with her head" / just rush through everything.

Maybe it's time for Union Robotics to set up a proper booking system for Sam...

I think Sam's having an issue with boundaries.  Since she's essentially trying to run her own business within UR, she probably feels like she has some right of access.  I suspect a Bubbles lecture is incoming.  After all, if her dad finds out she's been in the shop unsupervised, that'll be the end of her being allowed to hang out there.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #35 on: 30 Oct 2019, 07:22 »

For comic #4123...

1. Well, at least Faye took Dora's pearl of business wisdom (#3794) about checking the locks at the end of the day to heart.  :wink:

2. And for those who do not remember Swordsmary (aka @Stabitha_3795).

3. As for Sam's "poor impulse control," that is not necessarily a "bad" thing at her age.  Sam is a physically active teenager, with a vivacious love of Life, an active curiosity of all things, and still not letting herself be stopped by intangible boundaries (social, mental, &/or physical).

Sam is a kid who has not yet been worn down, weighed down, or limiting herself by the words "can't do" yet.  And that is not a negative for a girl (or any youth) at her age.  :mrgreen:
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #36 on: 30 Oct 2019, 09:26 »

Better question: how did Swordsmary get in?
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #37 on: 30 Oct 2019, 10:15 »

Sam opened the shutter for her of course!

I think that Faye and Bubbles need to invest in an intruder alarm!
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #38 on: 30 Oct 2019, 10:29 »

Better question: how did Swordsmary get in?

That one is easy.  :)
 - a.) Sam (very likely) arrived at Union Robotics shop before Swordsmary.
 - b.) Sam parkour'd her way into the shop via the little (open) window.
 - c.) Sam opens the side-door below the little window (if you look at panel #2) from the inside, for Swordsmary.  (Rather than the "main" shutter-door entryway, which would probably have a padlock.)
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #39 on: 30 Oct 2019, 12:11 »

Better question: how did Swordsmary get in?

She disassembled herself and threw her parts through the open window one by one. Sam then reassembled her inside the shop.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #40 on: 30 Oct 2019, 13:45 »

Jesus Christ, Sam...  :roll:
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #41 on: 30 Oct 2019, 15:57 »

Hmmmmmh ... Breaking into one's workplace appears an extreme tactic for securing an 'Intern of the Month'-award ...

(Especially if one is the only intern ...)
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #42 on: 30 Oct 2019, 18:01 »

Sam is a kid who has not yet been worn down, weighed down, or limiting herself by the words "can't do" yet.  And that is not a negative for a girl (or any youth) at her age.

She's also a teenager that hasn't learned the value of any variation of the words shouldn't do. Which is a negative for anyone of any age. Especially when she's taking advantage of the hospitality of a small business that might not have enough liability insurance to cover if she were to fall and break something vital. And is quite possibly setting them up to run afoul of child labor laws. And is definitely setting them up to run afoul of regulations regarding children around machining/metalforming/welding/etc equipment (actually forget the child bit, just regulations concerning proper protective clothing around said equipment).

TL;DR - Kid needs an attitude adjustment and Jim needs to start taking a much more active role in parenting her.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #43 on: 30 Oct 2019, 19:06 »

"Sam, please don't DO that. If you get hurt again, your Dad will kill us..." basically.

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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #44 on: 30 Oct 2019, 20:11 »

She's also a teenager that hasn't learned the value of any variation of the words shouldn't do. Which is a negative for anyone of any age. Especially when she's taking advantage of the hospitality of a small business that might not have enough liability insurance to cover if she were to fall and break something vital. And is quite possibly setting them up to run afoul of child labor laws. And is definitely setting them up to run afoul of regulations regarding children around machining/metalforming/welding/etc equipment (actually forget the child bit, just regulations concerning proper protective clothing around said equipment).

TL;DR - Kid needs an attitude adjustment and Jim needs to start taking a much more active role in parenting her.

I do not disagree.  The 'trick', however, is teaching your child what they "shouldn't do," versus than instilling a mindset of things they "can't do."  Knowing the difference between the two, walks the path of good/wise parenting &/or mentoring.   8-)
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #45 on: 30 Oct 2019, 21:49 »

Guess we can add Trespassing and maybe Unlawful Entry to the list of job skills.

Pretty sure if I did that as an intern I'd be bounced to the curb.

But I'm sure it'll be okay because "she's a kid and we need our share of her 'spray' fees"
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #46 on: 31 Oct 2019, 03:31 »

I was interning at a small town paper back in the day -- ("the day" being 35 years ago, now) and we had to do our production work (photo processing, layout, that sort of thing) at the office of another paper in the chain 15 miles away. It was production day and they locked up for the night without realizing I was in the darkroom. These were old-fashioned locks, in that you couldn't open the door from the inside and leave the door locked behind you. I couldn't get anyone to answer their phones at home (nobody had cell phones then except for two or three obnoxiously rich folks, and no one I knew had their numbers). I found a door at the end of a hall that, though sticky, would open. I left a note, and then left.
The next day, back in our own office, my boss said they were sorry they locked me in, etc. etc., and sorry nobody picked up the phone, etc. etc. "But you busted the door. It was an old door and they decided to replace it."
Recently ran into someone who worked at the same paper at the same time. Thirty five years ago.
"Oh yeah! You're the kid who busted the door!"
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #47 on: 31 Oct 2019, 05:12 »

Probably beats the woman with 3 boobs. 

Ahh, youth. 'twas an M. Python reference.
Nah, my parents house wasn't at all welcoming of British humor until long after I left; Benny Hill was actively discouraged, etc.  I have yet to see an episode of M.P. Flying Circus, though I have seen all the movies and own many on DVD.
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #48 on: 31 Oct 2019, 05:14 »

Looks like the boss didn't upload the strip for today?
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Re: WCDT 4121-4125 (October 28th - Nov 1st 2019)
« Reply #49 on: 31 Oct 2019, 05:59 »

I wonder if they will remember that there is an art gallery that has an interest in Faye's creations.

With the amount of spare parts of questionable usability that can found in pretty much any service shop, I don't see why she can't just weld some bits together into something surprising and saleable.
There is a *leetle* bit more to good art than that.   :laugh:  I make the odd prop for theatricals every once in a while - I've gotten the reputation for doing the weirdo props no one else can figure out how to make.  Nazi-saluting pigeons (Producers), self-rising cakes with lit candles (Mary Poppins), one-handed controllable cobra in a basket (Drowsy Chaperone), things like that.  They all take a little more than just welding a pile of scrap together.  And I make practical pieces, not fine art. 

Fine art requires more vision in a way, and as a shop owner concerned with the practical aspects of eating each month, I can understand why Faye hasn't made any fine art. Plus there's the whole problem Jeph faces of moving the story along without getting bogged down in whether some piece Faye has made is actually art or just "some schmuck turned loose in the junkyard with astigmatism and a welder" - as Robert Heinlein put it.

(To be 100% honest, I don't understand "fine art".   There's a whole language there I don't speak and haven't the faintest clue how to even learn.  I was looking at a bronze a ways back and pondering why the tiny fish had such a big body under it, only to read the sculpters note and discover it was supposed to be something else entirely.  I was enjoying the piece until that point, as the sculpters note was more than a little racist.  I took my leave of that area of the gallery.   :x )
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