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So, how do you want this to turn out?

Elliot + Clinton
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Elliot + Brun
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Elliot + Clinton + Brun
- 15 (27.3%)
Clinton + Brun (Sorry Elliot)
- 7 (12.7%)
Millie + Brun (Sorry Elliot, Clinton)
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #100 on: 12 Aug 2020, 20:18 »

Elliot--good job finally confessing, even if it was in the most roundabout way possible. Clinton--credit for figuring it out, points off for time taken.

I am fighting myself SO HARD right now. My pessimistic (and realistic, in my opinion) bet was on Clinton saying no, but I really want them to get together.  :psyduck:  :psyduck:

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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #101 on: 12 Aug 2020, 20:27 »

 :laugh: For a pretty smart guy, Clinton can be slooowww on the uptake.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #102 on: 12 Aug 2020, 20:36 »

Anyone want to take the usual joke about us having Steve eating cereal tomorrow? Anyone? I can take it if no-one else wants it.
Well, you go ahead if you want to? I'm too sleep deprived for it.
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« Reply #103 on: 12 Aug 2020, 20:49 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #104 on: 12 Aug 2020, 20:50 »

Four panels of Cosette getting out a bowl, pouring the cereal, adding milk, plopping in a spoon, and then Steve shows up...


While Cosette has some coffee and toast with him in the last panel. 




That being said, it looks like someone tried posting today's Patreon comic / tomorrow's regular comic, because it's all blurred out. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #105 on: 12 Aug 2020, 20:54 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #106 on: 12 Aug 2020, 20:56 »

Milli was originally just a background character associated with the 'cloaked emu' joke break in the 'Winslow's New Body' mini-arc. When Jeph brought her back and started fleshing her out [snip]

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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #107 on: 12 Aug 2020, 21:18 »

My guess is that Clinton won't say 'No' to Elliot, and that he will go off to process this.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #108 on: 12 Aug 2020, 22:33 »

May I make a request that if you post a Patreon comic, you spoiler it first? I know it's blurred out, but you can tell a fair amount just from the outlines. I'd rather wait and get the comics on time. Thanks  :-D

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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #109 on: 12 Aug 2020, 22:48 »

What he said ^^^
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #110 on: 12 Aug 2020, 23:19 »

Sorry about that! Just added spoiler tags.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #111 on: 12 Aug 2020, 23:23 »

I suspect that there are no words to quantify just how much courage Elliot needed to admit to Clinton what's going on. Clinton doesn't seem as much annoyed as surprised that they were talking about him all along. That probably says a bit about his self-image too!

I'm just wondering if Clinton will copy the Elliot Method and 'just hang out' with a lot of people as an alternative to actually asking them out. Because that's hard.

I'm also thinking that this is going to be the first of Clintelliot "No, we're not dating, just hanging out" meetings at the climax of which someone will say something like: "So, you're not boyfriends? That is what you're asking us to believe?"
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« Reply #112 on: 13 Aug 2020, 00:09 »

Normally I am not into the whole "predict what's coming" thing that is so popular here; but somehow, trying to guess what's coming based on a blurry version of the comic is surprisingly entertaining.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #113 on: 13 Aug 2020, 00:55 »

Normally I am not into the whole "predict what's coming" thing that is so popular here; but somehow, trying to guess what's coming based on a blurry version of the comic is surprisingly entertaining.

I want a dedicated forum for this
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #114 on: 13 Aug 2020, 02:33 »

Normally I am not into the whole "predict what's coming" thing that is so popular here; but somehow, trying to guess what's coming based on a blurry version of the comic is surprisingly entertaining.

I want a dedicated forum for this

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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #115 on: 13 Aug 2020, 04:01 »

It's been a while since I laughed out loud at one of these, but Clinton's delayed reaction cracked me up.  :D
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #116 on: 13 Aug 2020, 05:58 »

On the subject of people debating the word crush:

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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #117 on: 13 Aug 2020, 06:37 »

Elliot--good job finally confessing, even if it was in the most roundabout way possible. Clinton--credit for figuring it out, points off for time taken.

I am fighting myself SO HARD right now. My pessimistic (and realistic, in my opinion) bet was on Clinton saying no, but I really want them to get together.  :psyduck:  :psyduck:

My fate lies in the hands of the great Jacques now; may he end it swiftly and with mercy.
Of course, my interest is for it to drag on so long that Clinton's time runs out (a few (3--7) in-story days). Too bad for me, I didn't hedge my bets properly (but I still think the odds are in my favor): even if I didn't bet, this would be the outcome I wanted, because we get to see more of the ``lead-in'' to the relationship (or false start thereof etc).
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #118 on: 13 Aug 2020, 08:44 »

Dang. Now I wanna read about the rebellious princess trying to escape an arranged marriage...
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #119 on: 13 Aug 2020, 10:16 »

I must have missed this, but what's the protocol for grammar & spelling errors in the comic?  I just noticed panel 4 of 4327 is missing an "a" in front of shipbuilding and panel 5 has "against" all scrambled (looks like I typed it, actually)... 
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« Reply #120 on: 13 Aug 2020, 11:38 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #121 on: 13 Aug 2020, 12:34 »

When I saw today's strip, all I could think was "Thank God it's not friday". Unless, of course, Steve's back tomorrow as some of you suggested.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #122 on: 13 Aug 2020, 12:38 »

If tomorrow is a Steve cereal day, I will throw my laptop into a meat grinder. I have been waiting on this storyline for months.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #123 on: 13 Aug 2020, 12:57 »

I liked this page, I thought it was cute, and I actually laughed the first time I read it.  I think Jeph did a great job on this, the setup and execution were pretty much perfect. And it is only Thursday, so I am anticipating what tomorrow will bring, even if it is a Rick (Steve) roll.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #124 on: 13 Aug 2020, 14:20 »

If tomorrow is a Steve cereal day, I will throw my laptop into a meat grinder. I have been waiting on this storyline for months.

I am pretty sure it won't be a cereal day, but I am also pretty sure that we will still be left with some element of suspense.
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« Reply #125 on: 13 Aug 2020, 18:29 »

Ugh, another 72 hours until the resolution.

Finally, someone acknowledges that the act of trying not to make things weird is guaranteed to make things weird.

We've definitely seen the burrito vendors before. My computer's being slow so I can't find the exact strip, but it was when Dale was in the COD superhero suit, I think. Someone with greater archive skills than I could find it, perhaps.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #126 on: 13 Aug 2020, 18:55 »

When I saw today's strip, all I could think was "Thank God it's not friday". Unless, of course, Steve's back tomorrow as some of you suggested.
(I hope Jeph is not reading this and having ideas)

IIRC, Jeph has been forcing himself to have a buffer of already finished strips for several years now - so I'd say it's unlikely your comments today could influence tomorrow's strip.

He also insists he doesn't read the forums, for his own sanity.
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« Reply #127 on: 13 Aug 2020, 19:03 »

Ugh, another 72 hours until the resolution.

Finally, someone acknowledges that the act of trying not to make things weird is guaranteed to make things weird.
For the same reason that trying to stop overthinking something is guaranteed to make you overthink it even more?  :-\

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Can't find it either, but didn't we see them in Union Robotics, with the blue AI girl getting a spray from Sam?


I can just imagine Renee, watching surreptitiously around a corner, observing the latest interaction with increasing irritation, then finally losing patience and yelling "Stop talking and kiss him you goober!"  :-D
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #128 on: 13 Aug 2020, 19:10 »

Here's the CoD strip which possibly shows the burrito girl
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #129 on: 13 Aug 2020, 19:10 »

Argh, still no resolution! Fingers crossed we get something on Monday
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #130 on: 13 Aug 2020, 19:17 »

Here's the CoD strip which possibly shows the burrito girl

Yeah, definitely the same pair. I wonder if we'll se more of them outside of the bit character role?
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« Reply #131 on: 13 Aug 2020, 19:18 »

The staff watching them was cute.

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« Reply #132 on: 13 Aug 2020, 20:18 »

Darn it. Now I want that "Tacos: Yes" poster.
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« Reply #133 on: 13 Aug 2020, 20:51 »

Darn it. Now I want that "Tacos: Yes" poster.
Same.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #135 on: 13 Aug 2020, 21:19 »

So I created this account a while ago, but like a few others this storyline is what finally gets me to write a post. I'm not even sure how I want this situation to turn out. They're cute together, but I almost think Elliot was meant to be lovelorn. Also, while apparently-straight people turning out to be otherwise when the right person comes along is certainly a thing that happens, too many such twists could start to seem kind of indulgent. But I trust Jeph to do the right thing.

Looks like that robot behind the counter is kind of the grumpy/jaded type, based on her (?) two appearances so far.

Watching Clinton and Elliot here, something that jumps out at me is the similarity to another conversation that got out of control at Roko's job interview with the AI rights nonprofit, which, interestingly, also came immediately after a "coming out" of sorts. Clinton's expression looks a lot like the yellow robot's, and Roko and Elliot even do the same desperate double thumps up.

Elliott's passivity is making this conversation more difficult for him. He needs Clinton to take the lead at this point, but Clinton is still too flustered to do so. The best part is that Elliot hasn't even noticed that Clinton hasn't said no yet, and might not say no at all...
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #136 on: 13 Aug 2020, 21:23 »

Darn it. Now I want that "Tacos: Yes" poster.
Same.

In other words:

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« Reply #137 on: 13 Aug 2020, 21:25 »

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« Reply #138 on: 13 Aug 2020, 21:27 »

The best part is that Elliot hasn't even noticed that Clinton hasn't said no yet, and might not say no at all...

Well, "I'm flattered" is pretty much the classic thing to say when you're not interested but want to let the person down gently...
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« Reply #140 on: 13 Aug 2020, 22:14 »

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« Reply #141 on: 13 Aug 2020, 22:20 »

Ugh, another 72 hours until the resolution.

Finally, someone acknowledges that the act of trying not to make things weird is guaranteed to make things weird.
For the same reason that trying to stop overthinking something is guaranteed to make you overthink it even more?  :-\

Yes, but that's not all. It's more like this exact situation--one clearly interested in the other, the other not necessarily interested in the first...there isn't a way to "not make it weird" that doesn't make it weird, because even if the Clinton in this situation chooses to forget, the Elliot can't change their feelings. Pretending it never happened doesn't affect both parties equally, and no matter how much they try to put it out of their minds, it will likely permanently affect the friendship.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #142 on: 13 Aug 2020, 22:31 »

I don't see why you say that when Elliot and Renee have been through this situation, and things are not weird between them.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #143 on: 13 Aug 2020, 22:36 »

Its been a while since Ive posted something here. But this is so nice.  :laugh:

We all saw this coming. And although it was made clear that Elliot feels affection for his friend, there was never any hint that Clinton might be romanticaly  interested in men. So my greatest fear when Elliot came out to him, was that Clinton would be so flustered, he turns into a creep and brushes his friend off in a rude way or would run away.

He didnt and I am very glad about that. Kudos, Clinton. Youve grown a lot since your first appearance.  :roll:

I dont know where Jeph will take this. A relationship between these two would be nice, but I still see no signs in Clinton of being attracted to men in general or especially Elliot.

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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #144 on: 13 Aug 2020, 22:40 »

I don't see why you say that when Elliot and Renee have been through this situation, and things are not weird between them.

That's a very good point.

My attempted counterargument: We don't actually know that for sure. We aren't inside Renee's head. She's helping Elliot get with Clinton and/or Brun likely because she cares for Elliot's feelings. My guess is she's still attracted to him, but won't act on it because she knows it isn't reciprocated. This is one of the points I was trying to get at: The person who turns the other down is in the less awkward situation. It's easier for them to forget. The reason it isn't weird between Renee and Elliot is because Elliot doesn't think it is, and Renee doesn't want to act on it.

I could just be blowing smoke, though. Maybe "guarantees that it will be weird" was too strong of a phrase. How about "frequently, though with certain exceptions, leads to being weird?"
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #145 on: 13 Aug 2020, 22:45 »

BTW if it turns out that Clinton is just not into Elliot for whatever reason, and Brun is not interested in general, then the poll is missing a pretty valid option.
My attempted counterargument: We don't actually know that for sure. We aren't inside Renee's head.

For sure. Actually, I think it's very likely weird inside Renee's head, at least from time to time. I imagine that this will become less so over time. Anyway, it hasn't really affected their friendship, and it's not weird between them, if you get what I'm saying (which is to Renee's credit).

It definitely could end up being weird. It really depends on them, I guess. How common is this? Honestly, I don't know.

Personally, there have been... two occasions when I've asked someone out and they've turned me down, but things didn't end up weird. We still got on fine. I have no idea whether that makes me the weird one, or if actually things were uncomfortable for the other person without me knowing (totally possible).
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #146 on: 13 Aug 2020, 23:07 »

There might be a chance for Elliot and Clinton: Clinton once said that he would be open for the possibility if the right guy came along
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #147 on: 13 Aug 2020, 23:15 »

Time (and Jeph) will tell.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #148 on: 13 Aug 2020, 23:17 »

But I want to know NOOOOOW! 😉
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Re: WCDT Strips 4326-4330 (10-15 August 2020)
« Reply #149 on: 13 Aug 2020, 23:29 »

Those two really need to learn how to just deal with the fact that things involving deeper emotions are always weird and just get on with their lives. No, I'm not expecting them to do that either!

You know, just about every time we see the ladybot at the serving window, she's saying something snarky and/or rude. That doesn't make her that unusual in the cast of QC but the bit at UR when she made a crack to her friend about her being 'made of biodegradable matter' was a bit too aggressive for my liking. I know that Jeph has created the character solely for the purpose of delivering the snappy punchline but there is an aspect of snobbishness and cruelty that doesn't quite work for me.

The best part is that Elliot hasn't even noticed that Clinton hasn't said no yet, and might not say no at all...

Well, "I'm flattered" is pretty much the classic thing to say when you're not interested but want to let the person down gently...

Yeah, I think that Jeph is doing a good job at keeping things up in the air for now.

This reminds us of the negative aspect of the crush: That all the attraction in the world can't help you if you don't feel sufficiently at ease with someone to open up to them without it making you feel sick.
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