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Save Union Robotics! What publicity stunts are needed?

Free cosmetic upgrade consultation with Faye. "We'll make you unique!"
- 5 (14.3%)
See if they can get a charity gig doing zero-profit repair work for low-income synthetics & then persuade clients to purchase optional extras
- 5 (14.3%)
Take May up on her 'dancing with a sandwich board whilst handing out fliers' idea
- 1 (2.9%)
Get Roko, Punchbot, Chimevera and other satisfied customers to do on-line endorsements
- 4 (11.4%)
Live-stream major rebuilds (not only would there be an audience, I'm sure synthetics would volunteer to be the subject!)
- 4 (11.4%)
"Say 'Bubbles Sent Me' and you get a FREE Sam Bean original spray!"
- 1 (2.9%)
Get Marigold's help to seriously upgrade the shop's on-line presence and SEO
- 12 (34.3%)
Ask Crushbot or the Cloaked Emu to hang out outside the shop; the customers will soon be streaming in!
- 2 (5.7%)
Other (please specify in comments)
- 1 (2.9%)

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Author Topic: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)  (Read 6007 times)

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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #100 on: 08 Nov 2019, 13:40 »

Something I'm surprised I haven't seen mentioned here so far: Didn't Jim explicitly say "no more power tools?"

Is Sam going to keep this from him or will she spill the beans and get everyone in trouble?

Deliberate play on words or delightful accident? :laugh:

But, you make an excellent point about Jim having forbidden the use of power tools by Sam.
Wonder if this is a deliberate decision by JJ or if he forgot about that?
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #101 on: 08 Nov 2019, 13:45 »

Quote from: May
Some of still don't have a leg attached.

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Because of how brains work, I didn't notice that typo at first; my mind just kept filling in the missing word.

Not only yours. I kept looking for a misspelling, not a missing word. Guess that's why it slipped JJ.



There are two types of people: those who can extrapolate from an incomplete set of data.


Bubs, what you've done here - although probably highly skilled - might not exactly be what Beeps has signed up for...

But which side is which artist's??
(Have you extrapolated from an incomplete set of data??  :)  )

I created a multi-part extrapolation. Which means it's probably wronger than I'll ever care to admit.

The way I see it, Bubs is o the left off Beeps, so the left side is hers. And judging by the designs other customers left with, none had the detail that one half Beeps has, and also Bubbles is waaaaay too proud to complete the spray with the right side if Sam's was the left half.

Also, Sam has been shown to draw righthanded in multiple comics, and in #4129 her positioning and where she's looking appears to indicate she is working on the right side of Beepatrice's back. Not 100% certain of course but I feel pretty confident about it :)
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #102 on: 08 Nov 2019, 14:01 »

Such an explanation would, of course, raise the spray to the status of 'fine art' with the automatically-assumed increase of fee by about a solid order of magnitude.

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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #103 on: 08 Nov 2019, 16:00 »

I am reminded of a pic in (Look?) Magazine eons ago showing two toddlers at an art museum peering intently at a ventilator grating.
"It's Grate, But is it Art?"
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #104 on: 08 Nov 2019, 19:27 »

But, you make an excellent point about Jim having forbidden the use of power tools by Sam.
Wonder if this is a deliberate decision by JJ or if he forgot about that?

He and Faye talked about it.
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« Reply #105 on: 09 Nov 2019, 08:37 »

But, you make an excellent point about Jim having forbidden the use of power tools by Sam.
Wonder if this is a deliberate decision by JJ or if he forgot about that?

He and Faye talked about it.
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #106 on: 09 Nov 2019, 10:49 »

Such an explanation would, of course, raise the spray to the status of 'fine art' with the automatically-assumed increase of fee by about a solid order of magnitude.


Ah yes, the least understood but most often encountered kind of artist. The one with what we shall delicately call the B.S. degree.
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #107 on: 09 Nov 2019, 19:38 »

I am reminded of a pic in (Look?) Magazine eons ago showing two toddlers at an art museum peering intently at a ventilator grating.
"It's Grate, But is it Art?"
Was it an art deco grating or some older?
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #108 on: 10 Nov 2019, 10:33 »

Poll Results Post
Save Union Robotics! What publicity stunts are needed?

1. Get Marigold's help to seriously upgrade the shop's on-line presence and SEO - 12 (34.3%)
=2. Free cosmetic upgrade consultation with Faye. "We'll make you unique!" - 5 (14.3%)
=2. See if they can get a charity gig doing zero-profit repair work for low-income synthetics & then persuade clients to purchase optional extras - 5 (14.3%)
=4. Get Roko, Punchbot, Chimevera and other satisfied customers to do on-line endorsements - 4 (11.4%)
=4. Live-stream major rebuilds (not only would there be an audience, I'm sure synthetics would volunteer to be the subject!) - 4 (11.4%)
6. Ask Crushbot or the Cloaked Emu to hang out outside the shop; the customers will soon be streaming in! - 2 (5.7%)
=7. Take May up on her 'dancing with a sandwich board whilst handing out fliers' idea - 1 (2.9%)
=7. "Say 'Bubbles Sent Me' and you get a FREE Sam Bean original spray!" - 1 (2.9%)
=7. Other (please specify in comments) - 1 (2.9%)

Well, a clear and interesting winner this week! Interesting because, whilst I agree it's the most sensible option (and in-universe pretty intuitive; good Google, Ask and other ranking equals greater interest when you're dealing with electronic customers), I would argue that it's the least sustainable as a plot arc. One or two strips talking to Marigold plus possibly one or two others for wisecracks about the whole thing and then that's it beyond the Wiki noting that Marigold is the webmaster of 'unionrobotics-repairs.biz'.

Contrast that with, say the option about May being a singing and dancing publicist. You could literally have a strip a week of the latest weirdo (or member of the cast) who approaches May with some 'witty' observation!

Ah well, no-one ever said these things were scientific!
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #109 on: 11 Nov 2019, 10:38 »

I am reminded of a pic in (Look?) Magazine eons ago showing two toddlers at an art museum peering intently at a ventilator grating.
"It's Grate, But is it Art?"
Was it an art deco grating or some older?

No. Plainly meant to keep stuff out of the ventilation system, period.
'Functionalism', if anything.
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #111 on: 11 Nov 2019, 21:05 »


Wow... It's not even one of those fancy turn-of-thezcentury grates. Just a plain old (brutalist even) grate.
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #112 on: 12 Nov 2019, 06:55 »


I'm reminded of the episode "The Chimes of Big Ben" from The Prisoner wherein The Prisoner builds a boat to escape the Village, and enters it as an abstract piece in an art competition as a cover, and during the event he spins a load of bullshit to the judges about the meaning of his piece, which is titled "Escape".

[EDIT] actually he entered the competition at the suggestion of Number Two, but still used it as a cover as he built his boat; the gist is the same.
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« Reply #113 on: 13 Nov 2019, 04:52 »


Wow... It's not even one of those fancy turn-of-thezcentury grates. Just a plain old (brutalist even) grate.
Well, yes, but can you imagine where their imagination has taken them?  Maybe Alice is in there, somewhere...

["You remember Alice?  This is a song about Alice."]
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« Reply #114 on: 13 Nov 2019, 22:30 »

Well, yes, but can you imagine where their imagination has taken them?  Maybe Alice is in there, somewhere...

["You remember Alice?  This is a song about Alice."]

Alice? Who the f*** is Alice?
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #115 on: 14 Nov 2019, 02:58 »

Alice? Who the f*** is Alice?

Go ask her.
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« Reply #116 on: 14 Nov 2019, 03:05 »

Alice? Who the f*** is Alice?

Not just someone else who fell down the rabbit-hole but the very first!
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« Reply #117 on: 14 Nov 2019, 05:14 »

Alice? Who the f*** is Alice?
Go ask her.
"You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant."

I was never a fan of Alice in Wonderland, so depending on the context, my mind will jump to "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie (which contains the lines above) or "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane when a Wonderland reference is possible.
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« Reply #118 on: 14 Nov 2019, 06:09 »

Well, yes, but can you imagine where their imagination has taken them?  Maybe Alice is in there, somewhere...

["You remember Alice?  This is a song about Alice."]

Alice? Who the f*** is Alice?
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #119 on: 14 Nov 2019, 07:48 »

Oh, THAT Alice. Was thinking a bit more neighbourly.
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Re: WCDT strips 4126 - 4130 (4th to 8th November 2019)
« Reply #120 on: 15 Nov 2019, 05:30 »


I was never a fan of Alice in Wonderland...

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