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Ultimate frisbee
- 5 (9.6%)
Ultimate golf
- 2 (3.8%)
Ultimate football
- 0 (0%)
Ultimate handegg
- 5 (9.6%)
Blood Bowl
- 7 (13.5%)
Ultimate chess
- 3 (5.8%)
Ultimate battle chess
- 6 (11.5%)
Ultimate speed chess
- 3 (5.8%)
Ultimate skydiving
- 4 (7.7%)
Ultimate surfing
- 2 (3.8%)
None of the above
- 4 (7.7%)
Ultimate spathe ham
- 11 (21.2%)

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Voting closed: 17 May 2020, 18:54


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Author Topic: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020  (Read 4090 times)

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WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« on: 10 May 2020, 18:54 »

So the week opens with ultimate discussion of ultimate sports so I thought we could get in on the fun.
Feel free to post you alternate suggestions below


Comic for Monday
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« Last Edit: 14 May 2020, 23:30 by Mr_Rose »
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #1 on: 10 May 2020, 18:56 »

While there's no chess with swords, there is such a thing as chess boxing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_boxing
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #2 on: 10 May 2020, 19:01 »

Beat me to it.

How do you delete a thread?

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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #3 on: 10 May 2020, 19:58 »

I took care of it :)

Also: Ultimate Frisbee of Ultimate Destiny
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #4 on: 10 May 2020, 22:27 »

My favorite game I learned in the last year is Orcish Murderball.  Imagine, if you will, a field of combatantsplayers, playing a game that is half melee, half soccer, and half dodgeball rolled into one.  People are armed with foam boffer swords and shields, and you score by getting a ball in the goal like in soccer, obviously, but you cannot touch the ball with any part of your body, only your weapons and shield can move it around, and if you can manage it, you can pick up the ball with your weapons to bat it around, or do a volleyball setup with a teammate to send it flying.  Any time a ball hits you, for any reason (swatted at you, rolling on the ground, bouncing off the wall or off another player, etc), you go take a 15 second resurrection.  Multi-kills are possible if a swatted ball bounces right.  Oh, and there are not one, not two, but THREE balls in play.  Finally, this being a melee, the opposing team can kill you if you get too close or deep into their side of the field, necessitating a rez.  It is a very chaotic, very fast game that requires good situational awareness and reflexes, and loads of communication and ad hoc strategy between maintaining a line and either sending balls at the goal or using them to take out members of the other team.

While there's no chess with swords, there is such a thing as chess boxing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_boxing
Human combat chess is a thing.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #5 on: 11 May 2020, 02:40 »

Ultimate Soccer, played on a three-dimensional playing field with the players having to scale a steep 12-foot embankment to get to the penalty/goal area. Also, there are catwalks over the sunken play area enabling flanking and leapfrog plays.

Ultimate Frisbee because I'm a TRON fanboy.

That aside, does today's strip read to anyone else like something Jeph found himself thinking of and he had to get out of his system before he actually continued this arc's plot-line?
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #6 on: 11 May 2020, 07:23 »

I'm pretty sure that's how we got this gem. Its how cursed phrases tend to propagate.

Also, Ultimate Motorsports is just a traffic jam.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #7 on: 11 May 2020, 08:15 »

Also, Ultimate Motorsports is just a traffic jam.


Ultimate Soccer, played on a three-dimensional playing field with the players having to scale a steep 12-foot embankment to get to the penalty/goal area. Also, there are catwalks over the sunken play area enabling flanking and leapfrog plays.

As if there isn't little enough scoring in soccer already.

Ultimate Hockey isn't necessary.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #8 on: 11 May 2020, 09:55 »

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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #9 on: 11 May 2020, 10:32 »

Ultimate Calvinball.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #10 on: 11 May 2020, 11:01 »

Ultimate Solitaire uses four decks and needs a playing surface the size of a regulation ping pong table.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #11 on: 11 May 2020, 11:10 »

Also: Ultimate Frisbee of Ultimate Destiny

Is that the one with good guys, bad guys, and explosions as far as the eye can see?
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #12 on: 11 May 2020, 14:05 »

Ultimate Meditation
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #13 on: 11 May 2020, 15:01 »

Ultimate Mornington Crescent has wormholes to the Paris metro and New York subway systems, but only if you’re using the Fosbury-Smythe bylaws.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #14 on: 11 May 2020, 15:58 »

This felt like a very old-school QC. Just some weird riffing on a concept.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #15 on: 11 May 2020, 16:07 »

Ultimate bowling: the bowling balls must be made of stone that the players must quarry by themselves on-site and then shape into a ball using only a hammer and chisel. Also the pins are explosive, so you usually need a new ball after every frame.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #16 on: 11 May 2020, 16:50 »

is it wrong that I'd watch each of those sports as they'd be much more fun than the current sports that we have?

...sadly, the only sport able to air is cornhole.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #17 on: 11 May 2020, 16:56 »

This felt like a very old-school QC. Just some weird riffing on a concept.

It is very much old-school QC, and I appreciate it.

The only thing about it, as I always find with these, is that even though you can see Jeph has taken care to make each quip completely in character, it still reads to me like Jeph riffing on a concept rather than ping-pong between different people.

I also don't think there is a single character he hasn't at some point given that 'looking up at the ceiling while cracking wise' expression. It makes the characters that little bit more homogeneous.
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« Reply #18 on: 11 May 2020, 18:42 »

The only thing about it, as I always find with these, is that even though you can see Jeph has taken care to make each quip completely in character, it still reads to me like Jeph riffing on a concept rather than ping-pong between different people.

The quips may be completely in character, but why would we expect to see Emily, Claire, and Hannelore talking about sports in any way?  (Then again, why would we expect Emily to behave in a way we expect?)
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #19 on: 11 May 2020, 18:48 »

Comic’s up. Everybody loves Bubbles.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #20 on: 11 May 2020, 20:08 »

Comic’s up. Everybody loves Bubbles.

Bubbles, however, doesn't like weed. Scent, anyway...

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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #21 on: 11 May 2020, 20:19 »

I'm with you, Bubs. God I hate the smell of that stuff so much.
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« Reply #22 on: 11 May 2020, 20:58 »

The only thing about it, as I always find with these, is that even though you can see Jeph has taken care to make each quip completely in character, it still reads to me like Jeph riffing on a concept rather than ping-pong between different people.

The quips may be completely in character, but why would we expect to see Emily, Claire, and Hannelore talking about sports in any way?  (Then again, why would we expect Emily to behave in a way we expect?)
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #23 on: 11 May 2020, 23:04 »

Panels 4 and 5 in today's comic are so amazingly sweet. Firstly we have Hannelore's sad kitten eyes in panel 4 and then the hug tree in panel 5!

I imagine that Hannelore was physically fighting her own fears for a few moments there but this is something that she desperately wanted. Then you have Bubbles's reaction in panel 5. I'm wondering if she's finally allowing herself to admit that she's finally got friends and a life and is surrounded by people who value her!

In their own ways, Hanners and Bubbles are both finally tasting freedom.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #24 on: 12 May 2020, 00:26 »

You know, I still don't really believe last week's speculation that QC might be wrapping up soon, but today's strip sure does feel that way.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #25 on: 12 May 2020, 01:40 »

The last panel would make for a good ending.
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« Reply #26 on: 12 May 2020, 01:41 »

The last panel would make for a good ending.

Nah, too few people in the group hug!
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #27 on: 12 May 2020, 02:12 »

I'm with you, Bubs. God I hate the smell of that stuff so much.

I don't hate it (quite the opposite, in times long past), but I agree it's a very ... assertive ... odor.

Reminds me of the owner of an (unofficial) Dutch coffee-shop I met in the mid-90s who suffered rashes all over his hands - in his opinion, from handling the stuff daily. The Shop was ominously called 'Harm'.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #28 on: 12 May 2020, 03:01 »

Bubbles with that Big Mom Energy.  I love them all so much.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #29 on: 12 May 2020, 04:05 »

The Shop was ominously called 'Harm'.

That is marketing genius.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #30 on: 12 May 2020, 04:52 »

Anyone else notice a parallel between today's strip and 3403/3404?
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #31 on: 12 May 2020, 09:13 »

The Shop was ominously called 'Harm'.

That is marketing genius.

Harm or Harms? Major difference  :-D

Personally, I can't stand the smell - gives me a head ache, so I stay away from the stuff as much as I can.

Anyone else notice a parallel between today's strip and 3403/3404?
There is some resemblance.
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« Reply #32 on: 12 May 2020, 09:25 »

Reminds me of the owner of an (unofficial) Dutch coffee-shop I met in the mid-90s who suffered rashes all over his hands - in his opinion, from handling the stuff daily. The Shop was ominously called 'Harm'.
"Dutch Coffee Shop"? Is that what we're calling dispensaries now?  :claireface:
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #33 on: 12 May 2020, 10:19 »

You know, I still don't really believe last week's speculation that QC might be wrapping up soon, but today's strip sure does feel that way.

Nah, for QC to wrap up, at least 2 things would have to happen more or less simultaneously:

1) JJ would need to be creatively feel done with QC
2) JJ would need to have found another source of steady income besides QC (or, alternatively, the income from QC would need to have dried up)

Now, granted, both of the above may be true already, but I haven't gotten that impression.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #34 on: 12 May 2020, 12:13 »

Claire apparently gets really affectionate when she's high.
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« Reply #35 on: 12 May 2020, 16:45 »

Reminds me of the owner of an (unofficial) Dutch coffee-shop I met in the mid-90s who suffered rashes all over his hands - in his opinion, from handling the stuff daily. The Shop was ominously called 'Harm'.
"Dutch Coffee Shop"? Is that what we're calling dispensaries now?  :claireface:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffeeshop_(Netherlands)
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #36 on: 12 May 2020, 17:08 »

Nah, for QC to wrap up, at least 2 things would have to happen more or less simultaneously:

1) JJ would need to be creatively feel done with QC
2) JJ would need to have found another source of steady income besides QC (or, alternatively, the income from QC would need to have dried up)

Now, granted, both of the above may be true already, but I haven't gotten that impression.

I would agree that they aren't both true.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #37 on: 12 May 2020, 17:25 »

This set of strips, along with the recent get-together at Renee's, have been an excellent reminder of why I generally don't like parties.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #39 on: 12 May 2020, 18:49 »

I'm going to be "that guy" and say that I actually think that Tai has a weed problem as she's always quick to smoke it no matter what the occasion.

I know it's "acceptable" nowadays, but she's way too quick to do it and doesn't care where or when she does it. A lot of her actions makes me think that she really is an addict who can't stop and uses her job and closeness to others who are happy to smoke with her to cover that up.


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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #40 on: 12 May 2020, 19:29 »

I can see Dora talking about a car accident, forgetting about Faye's history for a moment. But I would expect Faye to have a moment of thinking "WTF did you just say?" before realizing she meant nothing by it. It kinda seems Jeph forgot about Faye's past.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #41 on: 12 May 2020, 19:34 »

I'm going to be "that guy" and say that I actually think that Tai has a weed problem as she's always quick to smoke it no matter what the occasion.

Perhaps.   But then again, if you remember Dora's parents, Tai's use will probably register as "normal" to her (Dora), and even if it is an issue will just be dismissed.

Then again, I figure that Tai's young, and will probably grow out of it.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #42 on: 12 May 2020, 19:36 »

Maybe.

This is all prompted by a new comic, in case anyone else was wondering.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #43 on: 12 May 2020, 20:03 »

On the plus side, I think Faye and Bubbles will match up well in abstaining from drugs.

Unless you count Bubbles's tea sniffing.

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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #44 on: 12 May 2020, 23:19 »

Dora's coffee mug is interesting, isn't it! I wonder if the picture was inspired by her first sight of Mieville one morning when he was hungry and she'd been lying in?

Jeph's notes on today's strip is also interesting. It's unusual for any character except Marten to reflect his anxieties (Hannelore is usually deliberately exaggerated to absurdity as a kind of vaccine for his mind, IMO). However, here we have Faye reflecting his concerns about addiction and the harm that chemical habits can cause. We'll see about Tai. I think that it is most like a sort of a reflex habit thing she does whether or not she even wants to at this point.

Off topic, Jeph is working on a new regular strip: Shelter in Place. I won't reveal too much as it's a Patreon exclusive at the moment and I consider that to be a kind of information embargo. However, I think that I feel safe reposting his project summary in his announcement post:

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You may have noticed I haven't been putting up bonus comics the past couple months- I've been working on something a little different instead. It feels kind of weird to be writing QC these days, since it exists in its own world where there's not a pandemic, and I felt the need to write something a little more grounded in OUR reality. That's what this comic is about!

Nothing seems set in stone at the moment; I don't even know if SiP is even more than 'yellow light - let's think about this' at the moment.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #45 on: 12 May 2020, 23:59 »

Kinda disappointed in the comic lately
has alot of potential for story but more often the creator turns to another "LEL WEED" strip

and as a trans girl, kinda saddened that most of it revolves around claire, like the creators tryna redefine her character from
a quirky nerd who happens to be trans, to a stoner who happens to be a quirky nerd
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #46 on: 13 May 2020, 02:48 »

The Shop was ominously called 'Harm'.
Harm or Harms? Major difference  :-D

Pheeew - pretty sure it was 'Harm', but that was a quarter century ago ... But yeah, I figured it was the owner's surname (it was one of those turn-your-livingroom-into-a-salesplace affairs, as opposed to the classic Dutch coffeeshop with a storefront that actually sells coffee and tea on the side).

P.S.: That link ...  :-\
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #47 on: 13 May 2020, 05:09 »

The Shop was ominously called 'Harm'.
Harm or Harms? Major difference  :-D

Pheeew - pretty sure it was 'Harm', but that was a quarter century ago ... But yeah, I figured it was the owner's surname (it was one of those turn-your-livingroom-into-a-salesplace affairs, as opposed to the classic Dutch coffeeshop with a storefront that actually sells coffee and tea on the side).

P.S.: That link ...  :-\

More likely first name I think. 'Harm' is a very common first name in the Neterlands. It's meaning in English may be a happy coincidence, or maybe the owner was well aware of it and picked it partly because of it, who knows...
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #48 on: 13 May 2020, 05:16 »

Kinda disappointed in the comic lately
has alot of potential for story but more often the creator turns to another "LEL WEED" strip

and as a trans girl, kinda saddened that most of it revolves around claire, like the creators tryna redefine her character from
a quirky nerd who happens to be trans, to a stoner who happens to be a quirky nerd

Welcome, new person!

I agree that lately not a lot has been happening in QC, but I feel like a lot has been part of setting up new storylines. JJ has a history of planning narratives pretty well, so I am pretty hopeful. Most of the setup seems to have been around Brun, and now around Marten/Claire and possibly around Tai.

Today's comic seems too...deliberately addressing weed use to be just a one-off.

As for your assessment on Claire, I can't say I see that the same way. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this only the second time CLaire has gotten high, and only for a very specific reason this time (i.e. graduating)? To me that hardly qualifies as trying to redefine her as a stoner, at least at this point. Of course it's possible that JJ takes it into that direction as Claire could be susceptible to weed addiction due to some anxieties she may have. If so, perhaps the narrative could develop into not so much about Tai having a problem herself, but about Tai being an enabler/facilitator.
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Re: WCDT 4261-4265 Mon 11th to Fri 15th May 2020
« Reply #49 on: 13 May 2020, 05:43 »

Up until now, Claire’s main vice was her unwelcome meddling in other people’s affairs. So what’s the problem with her acquiring a new and less annoying vice? I doubt she’ll ever achieve Tai’s level of drug use, and the one of the points of today’s comic is that even Tai has cut back.
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