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The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« on: 26 Apr 2020, 03:32 »

Jeph has retweeted the attached image on his Twitter feed.


(by Peter Ravn Rasmussen)

I hope that everyone else found this as fascinating as I do (and Jeph does, apparently). Anybody think that he missed anything?
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #1 on: 26 Apr 2020, 04:06 »

Missed items: link from Pintsize to literally everyone, including looping bac to himself, labelled “trolling” also Pintsize’s unnamed pink crush/ex-boyfriend is missing along with the rest of the robo-cafe crew, Corpse Witch, Punchbot, Seven, Crushbot, and quite a few more of the robot cast.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #2 on: 26 Apr 2020, 04:53 »

I don't see Jones.

I do like that the arrows are directional or multi-directional where applicable.

EDIT: Did anyone else forgot about Meena, Peter, Ellen, and/or Dave?
EDIT2: typo fix
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #3 on: 26 Apr 2020, 07:16 »

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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #4 on: 26 Apr 2020, 08:01 »

Sara. Oh, and her pet allosaurus.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #5 on: 26 Apr 2020, 08:43 »

I feel like there ought to be some sort of line between Faye and Dora, even if I'm not sure what exactly it should say.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #6 on: 26 Apr 2020, 08:59 »

I feel like there ought to be some sort of line between Faye and Dora, even if I'm not sure what exactly it should say.

"Sisters in all but blood" comes close to grasping the complexity of it all!
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #7 on: 26 Apr 2020, 09:17 »

Close Friends at the very least.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #8 on: 26 Apr 2020, 10:09 »

Wait, do you think Nelson could be Pintsize’s ex? We never did get his name…
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #9 on: 26 Apr 2020, 18:24 »

Wait, do you think Nelson could be Pintsize’s ex? We never did get his name…

Unlikely, but possible.

Didn't Ellen used to live with Natasha?  (At least to the extent anyone could live with Natasha.)
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #10 on: 27 Apr 2020, 11:59 »

Sam and Faye should be mentor-mentee
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #11 on: 27 Apr 2020, 14:06 »

It really makes me sad to see that Emily only gets the one line.  Connecting her to Claire would save me tissues.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #12 on: 27 Apr 2020, 17:01 »

I can see this,  with the modifications mentioned,(and possibly more),  offered up on Topaco.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #13 on: 27 Apr 2020, 23:15 »

The Current Version
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #14 on: 28 Apr 2020, 02:41 »

Interesting to see the "Former Crush" only go one way from Marten to Faye?

I thought it was mutual?
(And the basis of the whole "will they - won't they" in the early days?)
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #15 on: 28 Apr 2020, 03:00 »

Interesting to see the "Former Crush" only go one way from Marten to Faye?

I thought it was mutual?
(And the basis of the whole "will they - won't they" in the early days?)

I think that there's a degree of 'in the eye of the beholder' in that particular element of this.

You could interpret Faye's behaviour as teasing but that she never let things get too far because, in the end, she knew that The Talk would have to happen sooner or later (and she wanted it to happen later). Not necessarily a praiseworthy or mature action. However, one that would have been very human on her part. Personally, I agree with you but I'm not the guy making the relationship web, am I? :-P

For me, I think that the chart needs more work done in terms of Emily. "Weird but genuine friend' between Claire and Emily and between Marten and Emily. Emily is friends with everyone, I think; however, the reciprocal isn't always true but I think it is particularly notable in these cases.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #16 on: 28 Apr 2020, 04:04 »

I think some quite important relationships are left out simply to prevent the chart becoming too messed up with crossing lines.  This leaves some people apparently isolated.  For instance, where is the "band" relationship between Marten, Amir and Hanners?
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #17 on: 28 Apr 2020, 07:00 »

This will need to be updated to a 3D rendered molecular model if you want everything all in one place.
It would be a cool VR visualization but a whole lot of work and limited audience.

More practically a series of  relationship overlays for the characters.
Base layer - characters - this will be the greatest logistics challenge
Toggled overlays - colour keyed arrows to class of relationship

I remember doing something like this in autocad eons ago and a friend converted that onto Flash (ugh) to make it usable to everyone without an autocad file display app.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #18 on: 28 Apr 2020, 10:30 »

I think some quite important relationships are left out simply to prevent the chart becoming too messed up with crossing lines.  This leaves some people apparently isolated.  For instance, where is the "band" relationship between Marten, Amir and Hanners?

Plus a line from Sam to Faye labelled Mentor/Idol or something to that affect. Hard to fit into it in a flat chart without crossing over or looping around a bunch.
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« Reply #19 on: 29 Apr 2020, 15:25 »

I think some quite important relationships are left out simply to prevent the chart becoming too messed up with crossing lines.  This leaves some people apparently isolated.  For instance, where is the "band" relationship between Marten, Amir and Hanners?

That could be an icon like the locations. Affiliation?
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #20 on: 13 Aug 2020, 22:47 »

Looks like the prior images aren't anymore, and can't be directly linked.  I downloaded the most complete one I could find...



Perhaps a line from Emily to Bubbles, labeled "Savior"?  And one from Yay to Emily labeled "Tool"...

Eh, maybe not. 
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #21 on: 14 Aug 2020, 12:34 »

"Rupert ---WOOF---> Brun"

That is a worrying number of crush lines pointing to Brun. I don't think I ever really grasped how complicated that got.
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« Reply #22 on: 15 Aug 2020, 08:46 »

"Rupert ---WOOF---> Brun"

That is a worrying number of crush lines pointing to Brun. I don't think I ever really grasped how complicated that got.
I know a three person polyamomous relationship group is sometimes referred to as a "thruople"/"thruple". Is there one for a four person  poly relationship?
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« Reply #23 on: 15 Aug 2020, 10:58 »

I’ve only ever heard “quad” but I suppose “quaple” could work, as could “fourple” though that’s a bit clunkier.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #24 on: 15 Aug 2020, 11:57 »

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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #25 on: 15 Aug 2020, 12:19 »

As I looked at that chart, I realized something: no matter what anyone says, Marten is the main character of the strip. He has the most arrows in/out from his "circle".
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« Reply #26 on: 15 Aug 2020, 14:40 »

Except Faye is missing several lines including some really obvious ones like Dora under ‘close friends’ and Sam under ‘apprentice’ or her own mother who is entirely missing for no good reason. Heck, she’s not even connected to Pintsize.
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« Reply #27 on: 15 Aug 2020, 15:25 »

A poly group of any size can be a polycule.
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« Reply #28 on: 16 Aug 2020, 21:22 »

I’ve only ever heard “quad” but I suppose “quaple” could work, as could “fourple” though that’s a bit clunkier.
The strip has used "fourgy", but that sounds like it connotes a one-night stand more than a long term relationship.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #29 on: 17 Aug 2020, 22:01 »

As I looked at that chart, I realized something: no matter what anyone says, Marten is the main character of the strip. He has the most arrows in/out from his "circle".

With Hanners a close second. 

The point made about Faye is a good one, though.  The graph is far from complete in both the mathematical and relationship sense. 


Oh, and what's wrong with "quadruple"? 
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« Reply #30 on: 17 Aug 2020, 22:18 »

Raven doesn't appear to be marked for CoD.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #31 on: 19 Aug 2020, 09:17 »

Isn't May at Union Robotics too? She's Sam's assistant now, at least.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #32 on: 19 Aug 2020, 19:43 »

I didn't see Faye's mom.  Connection to Faye,  Amanda, and to a lesser extent, Bubbles.  We've only seen her a couple of times, but she's there
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #33 on: 23 Aug 2020, 13:42 »

Latest version, with color-coded lines:

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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #34 on: 24 Aug 2020, 21:06 »

So is it just me?  I can't see the images, but if I click on the blank box I'm taken to the image in Twitter. 

That's why I downloaded, saved and posted the one I did. 




Is it because I don't tweet? 
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« Reply #35 on: 24 Aug 2020, 21:27 »

Corpse Witch <---Mortal enemies---> Bubbles, Yay, Faye, et al.
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« Reply #36 on: 24 Aug 2020, 21:29 »

So is it just me?  I can't see the images, but if I click on the blank box I'm taken to the image in Twitter. 

That's why I downloaded, saved and posted the one I did. 




Is it because I don't tweet?
Are you looking at it on a phone? I see a blank box on my phone, but I see the image on my computer.
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« Reply #37 on: 25 Aug 2020, 22:12 »

Actually Firefox blocks the image because it thinks it's a tracker. I'll see if I can reupload it.
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« Reply #38 on: 27 Aug 2020, 07:15 »

Yeah, I still use firefox.  Seems to work best with the online school I teach at. 


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« Reply #39 on: 27 Aug 2020, 10:01 »

I can see it in Firefox, but I have Chrome available, and I can see it in Chrome also.
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #40 on: 01 Sep 2020, 05:54 »

Suggested updates: Yaaaaay "Cuddles" Azatoth & Mr Smooches
Yaaay maybe could also have a link looping around to herself saying "Multiple Bodies"

Also doesn't Melon have a pet :P
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Re: The Semi-Official QC Relationship Chart
« Reply #41 on: 09 Sep 2020, 08:33 »

I just realised Jeph has added a copy of this to the official cast page... An updated character page, as far as I can tell.
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« Reply #42 on: 09 Sep 2020, 11:50 »

I just realised Jeph has added a copy of this to the official cast page... An updated character page, as far as I can tell.
Finally! That cast page desperately needed a rework.
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« Reply #43 on: 09 Sep 2020, 14:12 »

He'll need to update May's pic now, though :)
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