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Favourite Strips
« on: 14 May 2020, 23:27 »

With all the talk about the way Questionable Content has been cruising recently, I felt nostalgic enough to trawl back through the archives and locate a few of my favourite strips. I'm sure I've missed at least a couple, but gere they are in numerical order.

Executioner's Blues
The Marten/Dora breakup sent shockwaves through the QC community, but for me, this strip is the one where it hit home. There was something about the sight of Hanners weeping that made it all very real.
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Heck of a View
The end of a touching storyline with a funny at the end which, rather than just being there to fill the need to end on a laugh, managed to make the ending that much more poignant. A nice thing to have pulled off.
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Coffee Talk
A turning point for Marten, as well as a defining moment for Claire.
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Auf Wiedersehen
May has always been a bit of a ratbag, but the fact that Dale found the good heart hiding within speaks volumes for his character.
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Disassembly
I know that most readers would have been happiest with their Faye/Bubbles ship coming in, but for me, this was the natural destination of Bubbles' introductory character arc and the moment that made me happiest.
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That is all. Please share your favourite strips. It'll be interesting to see.
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Re: Favourite Strips
« Reply #1 on: 14 May 2020, 23:53 »

Coffee talk is kind of the start of their real relationship,  isn't it?
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Re: Favourite Strips
« Reply #2 on: 15 May 2020, 01:12 »

Pretty much.
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Re: Favourite Strips
« Reply #3 on: 15 May 2020, 07:13 »

There are many strips of which I like, or found highly amusing. (The "Music+Science=Sexy" strip was what actually drew me in to the comic originally.)

But, when it comes right down to it, this is the strip I like the most: 2316 - Crowdsourced
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Re: Favourite Strips
« Reply #4 on: 15 May 2020, 07:32 »

$1.89 Drill Press still cracks me up…
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Re: Favourite Strips
« Reply #5 on: 18 May 2020, 15:42 »

New member here, and I have 49 strips saved to disk, meaning they are my favourites. They start at 117, Dora telling Faye there will be precious little of her chastity left, and end at 3200, Skullmaster misspeaking about Skullmaster's dietary requirements. Wow, that's really out of date: I had no idea I was so far behind in my collection. In the last week or so I've been through the lot, again, taking notes, and I find I keep crying most at 3403, when Spookybot assures Bubbles she has people who care about her.

Which are more favourite? The purely funny ones like 951 Pintsize's wacky antics jumping the shark and 1298 Momo's introduction, where she can shoot live eels; or the touching studies of character, like Dora's sad look in 1586 when Hannelore is saying how she wanted to be normal, or at least a normal space princess on Mars?

2159 a happy Hannelore looking down on Earth - 2424 Dora apparently forgetting Mieville - 2490 Emily making beetle fingers - 3472 the gentle smile when Bubbles asks for help taking off her armour - 4032 May hugging Roko in gratitude.
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« Reply #6 on: 18 May 2020, 22:23 »

The one where the Faye/Marten tension got resolved completely with a hair-tussle.

Faye and Bubbles's exchange of vows.
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« Reply #7 on: 23 May 2020, 07:39 »

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Bubbles shows she is a master of all forms of combat.
Also, Faye’s and Marten’s reactions…
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Re: Favourite Strips
« Reply #8 on: 03 Jun 2020, 22:49 »

Generally when there's something that shows how a character has grown in some way.  This falls in with Bubbles' de-armoring, but the first one that really got to me was Hanners cutting loose one cold winter's night...

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Something about the look on her face.  "Unbridled Joy" is the term, I think.  Not something she comes by easily, if ever. 
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Re: Favourite Strips
« Reply #9 on: 04 Jun 2020, 00:34 »

Those are the types of stripes I like as well. That is a great example.
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« Reply #10 on: 08 Jun 2020, 04:54 »

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Re: Favourite Strips
« Reply #11 on: 08 Jun 2020, 05:43 »

I think my favorite is still #1416.

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« Reply #12 on: 12 Jun 2020, 11:53 »

I printed out a copy of 1734 and kept it in my desk at work. And then I left it there when I quit.
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Re: Favourite Strips
« Reply #13 on: 12 Jun 2020, 12:08 »

The current one is certainly high up on the list, for Bubbles' facial expressions if nothing else.  All the others, though, seem to focus around Hanners and/or Momo, both of whom seem suspiciously absent lately.
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« Reply #14 on: 21 Jun 2020, 22:10 »

Today's (Monday, June 22nd, 2020) is definitely amongst them.

One of the other's I can think of off hand is the one where May finds out Momo considers her to be a friend. Along with Roko's introductory strips, Faye decking Corpsewitch, and Corpsewitch finding out her safety plan for Bubbles is gone.

Oh! Also the one where Elliot is imagining Hanners as a friendship fairy.
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Re: Favourite Strips
« Reply #15 on: 05 Jul 2020, 23:45 »

If I want a laugh, I always go back to #3525:
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It's just so utterly slapstick - Clinton, with a hilarious combination of keen perception and utter social ineptitude manages to wedge his foot firmly in his mouth, while a flustered Bubbles, on the back foot, resorts to low-to-mid-level violence to get her point across...   :laugh: 

( Jeph's comments help too  :-D )
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