Jeph Jacques's comics discussion forums

  • 24 Sep 2020, 08:06
  • Welcome, Guest
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down

Author Topic: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)  (Read 3096 times)

shanejayell

  • The Tickler
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 922
    • Church of Yuri
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #50 on: 25 Jun 2020, 19:12 »

"Emotional Support Square dance"

*lol*

Elder Sign

  • Emoticontraindication
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 51
  • Sanity is overrated.
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #51 on: 25 Jun 2020, 19:36 »

There is mischief afoot involving multiple theremins. Which still need to be assembled. Or combined into a device of mind-bending awesomeness.

Old and busted: dueling/harmonizing theremins.

New hotness: paired musical Tesla coils.
Logged
I prepared Explosive Runes before writing this signature.

hedgie

  • Older than Moses
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4,247
  • Can't be buggered at all
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #52 on: 25 Jun 2020, 19:57 »

I saw that a couple of weeks ago, and had almost forgotten that it existed.  Thank you for reminding me so that I could download it!
Logged
"Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule." -- Nietzsche

"Pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space, 'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!"  -- The Pythons

Farideh

  • Bizarre cantaloupe phobia
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 230
  • La li lu le lo
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #53 on: 25 Jun 2020, 20:46 »

I love how aware Claire is in this comic. Then again, she has been through something similar, which should help on the understanding/empathy front.

The QC cast in general is very open-minded and accepting, it's an ideal to strive for.
Logged
I am not hiding. I am maintaining a respectful distance.

Gyrre

  • Only pretending to work
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,145
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #54 on: 25 Jun 2020, 20:55 »

"Emotional Support Square dance"

*lol*
I'm going to have to steal that for twitter at some point.

EDIT: avoiding double posting.

There is mischief afoot involving multiple theremins. Which still need to be assembled. Or combined into a device of mind-bending awesomeness.

Old and busted: dueling/harmonizing theremins.

New hotness: paired musical Tesla coils.
Another music entry for my purely hypothetical time-travel shenanigans bucket list.

Other entries include playing Amazing Grace on a yaybahar outside a village nestled in the mountains, and leading a parade on stilts at night with other time-travelers where everybody's got on a big cloak and is carrying a lantern that's burning green.
« Last Edit: 25 Jun 2020, 21:04 by Gyrre »
Logged
Quote
a real-ass gaddam sword
Quote
"Broken swords and dragon bones scattered on the way back home."

Too stubborn to die, just like the rest of my family.

Tova

  • Preventing third impact
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,263
  • Defender of the Terrible Denizens of QC
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #55 on: 25 Jun 2020, 21:35 »

Well. That was nice.
Logged
'A true thing, poorly expressed, is a lie.'

ZoeB

  • William Gibson's Babydaddy
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,434
  • -
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #56 on: 25 Jun 2020, 21:58 »

I love how aware Claire is in this comic. Then again, she has been through something similar, which should help on the understanding/empathy front.

The QC cast in general is very open-minded and accepting, it's an ideal to strive for.

Cookie?
Cookie, Definitely.
(Though I'd have to pass, being allergic to cannabis ..)
Logged
Akima wrote thus : " Besides which, forgiving other people is something you do for yourself, not for them. "

BenRG

  • coprophage
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,133
  • Boldly Going From The Back Seat!
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #57 on: 25 Jun 2020, 23:23 »

I'm expecting at some point Claire and Faye to hug. Possibly Faye to tell Claire that it's okay to compare someone else's experience to your own so long as you don't try to make it all about you rather than using the framework of your own experience t understand theirs.

Regarding the Emotional Support Square-dance: I believe that there is a measurable likelihood that these two will go back into the lounge to find Bubbles and Emily demonstrating the moves to Marten. Because Emily really is a force of nature in making everyone participate in her reality.
Logged
~~~~

They call me BenRG... But I don't know why!

APW

  • Notorious N.U.R.R.
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #58 on: 26 Jun 2020, 01:51 »

I kind of empathise with Claire's mum here... Is there any sort of "right" reaction of a parent faced with a revelation like Claire's? "Ah, cool" sounds a tad, I don't know, uncaring? I guess I'd go with "tell me about it" but I would gladly hear some thoughts.

Logged

Gyrre

  • Only pretending to work
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,145
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #59 on: 26 Jun 2020, 02:55 »

I kind of empathise with Claire's mum here... Is there any sort of "right" reaction of a parent faced with a revelation like Claire's? "Ah, cool" sounds a tad, I don't know, uncaring? I guess I'd go with "tell me about it" but I would gladly hear some thoughts.

The best I can think of is, "This may take me some time to process and get used to. If I call you the wrong name or mispronoun you, please know it's an accident and I don't mean to hurt you."

That doesn't feel quite enough, though.
Logged
Quote
a real-ass gaddam sword
Quote
"Broken swords and dragon bones scattered on the way back home."

Too stubborn to die, just like the rest of my family.

Wingy

  • FIGHT YOU
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 435
  • Is my cape on right?
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #60 on: 26 Jun 2020, 04:33 »

The only real answer the kid probably wants, and the one you need to initially provide as a parent is: "I love you just the way you are."  There's a another, more practical level conversation that still needs to be had, but until this first level is established, the practicals don't much matter.
Logged
This space intentionally left almost blank.

Mad Cat

  • Beyond Thunderdome
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 555
  • Master of my domain, but not of my range.
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #61 on: 26 Jun 2020, 08:14 »

"Emotional Support Square dance"

*lol*
I'm more partial to the emotional support mosh pit, but then, I'm a child of the 80s.

"Get `em up and keep `em up!"
Logged
The Quakers were masters of siege warfare.

sitnspin

  • GET ON THE NIGHT TRAIN
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,565
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #62 on: 26 Jun 2020, 08:24 »

Square dancing is the worst and I hate it with every fibre of my being, but it makes sense as a metaphor in this situation, the constant pointless circling of each other.


*mosh mosh*
Logged
@syleegrrl

Zebediah

  • Born in a Nalgene bottle
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,212
  • I'm a bandicoot!
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #63 on: 26 Jun 2020, 10:09 »

*nearly launches into lengthy discussion of the differences between traditional square dance and Modern Western Square Dance, but then realizes that this is not the place for it*

Yeah, never let me start talking about one of my hobbies.

*doesn't bring up contra dancing, swing dancing, or Cape Breton squares either*

 :-(
Logged
"It CAN'T be a bad decision, it resulted in CARROT CAKE!"

Cornelius

  • Scrabble hacker
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,475
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #64 on: 26 Jun 2020, 11:32 »

*looks around, starts tuning a fiddle*  :roll:
Logged
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.

Farideh

  • Bizarre cantaloupe phobia
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 230
  • La li lu le lo
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #65 on: 26 Jun 2020, 14:59 »

I kind of empathise with Claire's mum here... Is there any sort of "right" reaction of a parent faced with a revelation like Claire's? "Ah, cool" sounds a tad, I don't know, uncaring? I guess I'd go with "tell me about it" but I would gladly hear some thoughts.


"Thank you for telling me this. I love you and will be there for you every step of the way. What do you want to do?"
Logged
I am not hiding. I am maintaining a respectful distance.

Tova

  • Preventing third impact
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,263
  • Defender of the Terrible Denizens of QC
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #66 on: 26 Jun 2020, 15:05 »

*looks around, starts tuning a fiddle*  :roll:



BTW All of these ideal responses are great, but people who have had given this kind of revelation don't generally get time to step into another room and ponder what the perfect response would be.
Logged
'A true thing, poorly expressed, is a lie.'

Farideh

  • Bizarre cantaloupe phobia
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 230
  • La li lu le lo
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #67 on: 26 Jun 2020, 19:03 »

Very true. Maybe the 'ideal' response would be: 'I need some time to digest this, I'll be back in 20 mins'?
Logged
I am not hiding. I am maintaining a respectful distance.

Tova

  • Preventing third impact
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,263
  • Defender of the Terrible Denizens of QC
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #68 on: 26 Jun 2020, 19:09 »

Maybe it's unrealistic to expect an ideal response, and Faye ought to be (and appears to be) happy with the way the conversation went.
Logged
'A true thing, poorly expressed, is a lie.'

Is it cold in here?

  • Administrator
  • Awakened
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 21,898
  • He/him/his pronouns
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #69 on: 26 Jun 2020, 19:58 »

Once Mrs. Whitaker gets to know Bubbles they will be great friends.
Logged
"Non-compliance is a social skill"
Quote from: an unnamed minister's sermon
In your face, darkness!  We are the light and we outnumber you!

ZoeB

  • William Gibson's Babydaddy
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,434
  • -
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #70 on: 26 Jun 2020, 22:35 »

I kind of empathise with Claire's mum here... Is there any sort of "right" reaction of a parent faced with a revelation like Claire's? "Ah, cool" sounds a tad, I don't know, uncaring? I guess I'd go with "tell me about it" but I would gladly hear some thoughts.

The best I can think of is, "This may take me some time to process and get used to. If I call you the wrong name or mispronoun you, please know it's an accident and I don't mean to hurt you."

That doesn't feel quite enough, though.

It was enough for me, from my mother.
More than enough. Far more than 90% get.
Logged
Akima wrote thus : " Besides which, forgiving other people is something you do for yourself, not for them. "

Reaver

  • Balloon animal serial killer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 92
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #71 on: 27 Jun 2020, 10:10 »

I kind of empathise with Claire's mum here... Is there any sort of "right" reaction of a parent faced with a revelation like Claire's? "Ah, cool" sounds a tad, I don't know, uncaring? I guess I'd go with "tell me about it" but I would gladly hear some thoughts.

The best I can think of is, "This may take me some time to process and get used to. If I call you the wrong name or mispronoun you, please know it's an accident and I don't mean to hurt you."

That doesn't feel quite enough, though.

It was enough for me, from my mother.
More than enough. Far more than 90% get.

When I came out as Pansexual to my parents, my mom laughed loudly and went "HAHA UR SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO BREAD!"  and then held up her cup and went 'ARE YOU GOING TO BE ATTRACTED TO THIS IF IT HAS A NICE PERSONALITY"

So yeah...that woulda been more than enough for me  ._.;
Logged
Bravery is looking down the dark hall, knowing that you are utterly terrified of the dark, and charging in anyways.

Thrudd

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 1,245
  • Sucess Redefined
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #72 on: 27 Jun 2020, 11:12 »

Other entries include playing Amazing Grace on a yaybahar outside a village nestled in the mountains, and leading a parade on stilts at night with other time-travelers where everybody's got on a big cloak and is carrying a lantern that's burning green.
Please don't forget the portable Theremin built into each of the lamps which are "floating" along and the sound systems hidden under the cloaks ... just a sec Checks google ... aha, Piezoelectric Melt-Spun Textile Fibers ..... Cloaks as the sound system.  O0 I'm not mad in the slightest. I quite enjoy my lunacy.
Logged
A good pun is it's own reword.
There is a difference between spare parts, extra parts and left over parts.

The Venn diagram  for Common Sense and Good Sense has very little, if any, overlap.

Gyrre

  • Only pretending to work
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,145
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #73 on: 27 Jun 2020, 23:23 »

Oh jeez....

ZoeB and Reaver, you have my sympathies.
I was afraid what I came up with came off as less sincere and more virtue-signal-y.
Logged
Quote
a real-ass gaddam sword
Quote
"Broken swords and dragon bones scattered on the way back home."

Too stubborn to die, just like the rest of my family.

APW

  • Notorious N.U.R.R.
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #74 on: 28 Jun 2020, 15:35 »

BTW All of these ideal responses are great, but people who have had given this kind of revelation don't generally get time to step into another room and ponder what the perfect response would be.

That's why I'm asking, just in case my now-3yo (or any subsequent kids I'll have) would ever happen to give that to me.
Logged

Gus_Smedstad

  • Larger than most fish
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 101
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #75 on: 01 Jul 2020, 20:37 »

Old and busted: dueling/harmonizing theremins.

New hotness: paired musical Tesla coils.
Now I want to put that into a D&D game.

"The door is guarded by two pillars emitting lightning. They emit odd humming noises, completely unlike lightning or even the crackle of electricity.  It almost sounds like music, but it's a music unlike anything you've heard in any tavern."
Logged

N.N. Marf

  • Balloon animal serial killer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
  • Certifiable Public Accountant
Re: WCDT strips 4291-4295 (22-26 June 2020)
« Reply #76 on: 03 Jul 2020, 09:01 »

I still suspect Yay isn't mentioning the millions of datastreams from the Internet of Things (IoT).  Either for reasons of tact, or because that isn't nearly as poetic.
Perhaps Yay aren't aware of any particular datastreams, or even that their perception is based on them. Think of it like how you "see" a 3-dimentional world of persons and things, but not any photons. Even if you know it's just photons in your eyes, how often do you think about photons? Too much photons. Too much datastreams.
Logged
Quote from: Neil Young (Sixty to Zero, 5)
Now the jailhouse was empty
All the criminals were gone
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up