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Author Topic: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)  (Read 2547 times)

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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #100 on: 22 Oct 2020, 17:04 »

Eliot should be rethinking this, they clearly are two very different type of people (and Eliot can do a lot better)
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #101 on: 22 Oct 2020, 18:33 »

Comic's up.

Take Brun's advice, Clinton. Good deodorant is hard to find. I have yet to encounter a '48 hours effective' deodorant that actually works for 48 hours.

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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #102 on: 22 Oct 2020, 18:35 »

Poor Clinton. Hope he doesn't piss himself...

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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #103 on: 22 Oct 2020, 18:36 »

Literally or metaphorically?
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #104 on: 22 Oct 2020, 18:53 »

Poor Clinton. Hope he doesn't piss himself...
Why does he say it out loud?
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #105 on: 22 Oct 2020, 19:17 »

Poor Clinton. Hope he doesn't piss himself...
Well, he is going to have to hold it the whole weekend...
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #106 on: 22 Oct 2020, 21:57 »

Is fresh laundry scented deodorant a real thing and where can I get some?
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #107 on: 22 Oct 2020, 22:07 »

You know, considering the difficulty that many of this cast seem to have with clearly communicating to others their interest, I have to think that Yay (and Gary and any other super-AIs out there) must occasionally marvel that we actually manage to reproduce in sufficient numbers to keep the species viable.

("Here lies Humanity.  Cause of extinction: overthinking everything.")
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #108 on: 22 Oct 2020, 23:05 »

about the new poll "number between 1 and 10".  <sigh> why restricted to integers?  My answer is 4.5567894321547

Mostly, it's faster to inter integers.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #109 on: 22 Oct 2020, 23:07 »

Is fresh laundry scented deodorant a real thing and where can I get some?

At a guess, probably a 'yes'. Might be a deodorant not specifically marketed at men. Probably has a powder blue or baby blue plastic.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #110 on: 22 Oct 2020, 23:13 »

I love how Brun basically continues the conversation about deodorant from the last time they met as if it is the most significant thing  that they could talk about. Of course, to her, it might be, given how much underarm damp annoys her!

Of course, the question Clinton is about to ask is whether Brun would be mad if Clinton started dating Elliot. The answer, of course, will be: "Why should I be mad?" What will be interesting is how Brun reacts after she's had an opportunity to observe them together and actually think about how her brain is reacting to the experience.

There may be an assurance in there that Clinton is a good friend and maybe Brun may express a degree of uncertainty about whether there is a difference between that and dating because she hasn't really experienced it herself. Depending on where Jeph intends to take this, maybe Clinton will explain it as best as he can. At the end of this (maybe next Friday), Brun nods sagely, thanks him for explaining and then saying: "In that case, I feel that way about..." The person she names will be the 'wham' revelation and will determine whether Jeph intends to follow up the BCE triangle hints or whether he wants to Joss the whole thing here and now.


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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #111 on: 22 Oct 2020, 23:48 »

or whether he wants to Joss the whole thing here and now.

TIL: a verb that was new to me, although its meaning was thoroughly familiar and immediately apparent.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #112 on: 23 Oct 2020, 00:16 »

[...] (and Eliot can do a lot better)
GAH ! I hate this line of argument.

"He's an 8 out of 10 and she's only a 5, so he can do a lot better". Gnagl.


You know, considering the difficulty that many of this cast seem to have with clearly communicating to others their interest, I have to think that Yay (and Gary and any other super-AIs out there) must occasionally marvel that we actually manage to reproduce in sufficient numbers to keep the species viable.
Regular heterosexual relationships that could procreate if they wanted to are a bit of a rarity on QC. I think last count is only three (Steve + Cosette, Penpen + Wil, Marigold + Dale).
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #113 on: 23 Oct 2020, 02:23 »

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[...] (and Eliot can do a lot better)
GAH ! I hate this line of argument.

"He's an 8 out of 10 and she's only a 5, so he can do a lot better". Gnagl.

He can do better though, how else to put it. Their personalities and interests don't mesh and the only reason Eliot is interested in Clinton is because Eliot has major confidence and self-esteem issues

Its a shame because hes a decent guy
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #114 on: 23 Oct 2020, 02:50 »

I've learned to stay out of this kind of discussion way back in college. It's only the people in the relationship that really know how it is. The couple everyone was shaking their heads at, still is together. The ones everyone approved of as a perfect match, all broke up.

Granted, they were shaking their heads at my relationship at the time as well, and were proven right.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #115 on: 23 Oct 2020, 06:23 »

Is fresh laundry scented deodorant a real thing and where can I get some?
As far as I can tell, it smell like poorly rinsed fresh laundry. And I'm not so sure there's any iota of laundry smell in it. Really it just smells like detergent. Perhaps Brun cares more about it's antiperspirant nature.
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I've learned to stay out of this kind of discussion way back in college. It's only the people in the relationship that really know how it is. The couple everyone was shaking their heads at, still is together. The ones everyone approved of as a perfect match, all broke up.
My understanding of good long intimate relationships is that it's all about how well they in sum cover all the basic practical things, then about what synergy comes from their interactions. That's why intimate relations seem to be so tangled---or woven if you're into that sort of thing, I won't judge---together. In short, the best relationships are among vastly different, barely compatible---but compatible nonetheless---persons. Each party brings something of high value to the other parties, that the other parties would only less effectively bring themselves. That's where the `my better half' stereotype comes from.
I'm probably not good at speculating at relationships, though. Not even my own. In the case of others' relationships, I simply don't have sufficient data about how any of them really feel. In the case of my own, I complexly don't have sufficient data about how any of them really feel.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #116 on: 23 Oct 2020, 06:31 »

What is Clinton gonna ask Brun? Suspens is killing me!
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #117 on: 23 Oct 2020, 06:38 »

What is Clinton gonna ask Brun? Suspens is killing me!

CLINTON: "Would you be mad if I dated Elliot?"

BRUN: "I... don't know. Why would I be mad? Would it mean that I couldn't date either of you?"

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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #118 on: 23 Oct 2020, 08:54 »

Is fresh laundry scented deodorant a real thing and where can I get some?

At a guess, probably a 'yes'. Might be a deodorant not specifically marketed at men. Probably has a powder blue or baby blue plastic.
True, because all the deodorant marketed only at men is, like, "Dangerous Chemicals" and "Blood of Your Enemies."

Sometimes I just want to smell like a clean shirt, okay?!
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #119 on: 23 Oct 2020, 11:42 »

What? Why restrict yourself to such an arbitrary precision?

That just felt like a nice number.  And it was truncated to avoid overloading the chat window :}
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #120 on: 23 Oct 2020, 16:57 »

Glad you're being rational.

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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #121 on: 23 Oct 2020, 18:37 »

Eliot Clinton should be rethinking this, they clearly are two very different type of people (and Eliot Clinton can do a lot better.)

Seriously. This is the character who has done more fundamental changing ( in lifestyle, outlook and attitude) than just about anyone else in the current main cast.
He started as a classic techno-nerd, with eyes only for his obsession (though, admittedly, he was also protective of his sister). With the aid of some - um -  forceful arguments from Marten, Faye and Co., he has realized that he can't allow that obsession to overrule decent personal interactions. He learned still more about human interactions during the Night of the Emily Date  :laugh:
Since that time he has helped rescue a bar full of people when the Nasty Whale burned down, comforted the bartender when she subsequently had a breakdown, started finding his way around this dating thing (usually by trial and error  :-D), eventually leading to the realization that all of this personal change can be attractive to other people...

When he first appeared, I used to hate Clinton. Now, I'm somewhere between sympathizing with Clinton, and cheering him on.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #122 on: 23 Oct 2020, 20:11 »

I think that it's fair to say that I disliked most of the cast when they made their first appearance.  Now, I must say that at the very worst, I have a soft spot for them.  The growth is what made that happen.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #123 on: 25 Oct 2020, 13:38 »

Well, two people successfully guessed my number. It was 8.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #124 on: 25 Oct 2020, 15:32 »

Well, two people successfully guessed my number. It was 8.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #125 on: 25 Oct 2020, 20:55 »

Well, two people successfully guessed my number. It was 8.
Wrong.
Dammit. I forgot to lock voting before revealing that.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #126 on: 25 Oct 2020, 21:00 »

Well, two people successfully guessed my number. It was 8.
Wrong.

I genuinely thought you were implying that Gyrre was thinking of another number, actually.
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Re: WCDT strips 4376-4380 (Oct 19th to Oct 23rd 2020)
« Reply #127 on: 28 Oct 2020, 08:14 »

I was thinking Blue






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