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Further complications for Clinton and Elliot?

Clinton falls hard for May when he sees her in her new chassis.
- 3 (6.7%)
Brun professes her attraction to Clinton and/or Elliot, and announces intentions to persue one/both of them.
- 13 (28.9%)
Emily asks Clinton if he's still interested in dating her.
- 7 (15.6%)
Roko asks Clinton or Elliot out.
- 6 (13.3%)
Elliot asks Renee to go on a practice date with him.
- 3 (6.7%)
Padma comes back after a breakup/divorce and rebounds hard to Elliot.
- 3 (6.7%)
Sven is not a mooch.
- 10 (22.2%)

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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)  (Read 3862 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #50 on: 25 Aug 2020, 11:34 »

I've seen Christopher Meloni in Oz and Happy, so I know he's not always detective Stabler, but I still feel like I just watched detective Stabler hump a fridge.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #51 on: 25 Aug 2020, 13:47 »

What's the deal with Renee volunteering information about Elliot's love life to the first person who walks in? Yes, Roko and Elliot are friends and Elliot already knows about her bread fetish, so it wouldn't be unusual for him to confide in her, but he should get to decide to do so. This comic looks like it's from a social world where no one has any boundaries whatsoever.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #52 on: 25 Aug 2020, 14:47 »

What's the deal with Renee volunteering information about Elliot's love life to the first person who walks in? Yes, Roko and Elliot are friends and Elliot already knows about her bread fetish, so it wouldn't be unusual for him to confide in her, but he should get to decide to do so. This comic looks like it's from a social world where no one has any boundaries whatsoever.

I think it's mostly just Renee, actually. She's done it a few times now (too lazy to find an example, but I remember something about Elliot wanting to pet Brun's head and Renee blurting that out), but what her motivation could possibly be, I have no idea.

I do agree that it's up to Elliot, but Renee seems much more concerned this time then on previous occasions. It feels less like a "ha ha, I just gave away your personal information" and more like "you're not in a great place and I want to help."
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #53 on: 25 Aug 2020, 16:16 »

On the topic of Renee volunteering this info to Roko, she didn't use names (or specific pronouns!), but Roko also kind of works there. I'm assuming she's had more than just the one apprentice session that we've seen? Not sure, but Roko and Renee and Elliot have probably had some off screen interactions, so this doesn't seem that weird to me. Coworker chat, ish.

But yeah Renee is being Renee and blurting things out. On brand. She seems to be exercising more restraint as the story progresses though.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #54 on: 25 Aug 2020, 16:58 »

That is a good point, Roko is more than just a 'passing acquaintance'. Combine that with Renee's lack of brain-mouth filter, and this is what you get.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #55 on: 25 Aug 2020, 17:50 »

New comic.

Oh Renee. No! That comment took my mind in a really uncomfortable direction.

It should be fun to see which chassis May ends up picking. I hope she isn't too picky and decides that none of the chassis available are really 'her'. Then again, she is a pragmatist and any body is better than the one she currently has.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #56 on: 25 Aug 2020, 19:21 »

"Does it have a WARRANTY?!"

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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #57 on: 25 Aug 2020, 20:38 »

I more expect May to jump for the lifetime warranty.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #58 on: 25 Aug 2020, 20:52 »

What's the deal with Renee volunteering information about Elliot's love life to the first person who walks in? Yes, Roko and Elliot are friends and Elliot already knows about her bread fetish, so it wouldn't be unusual for him to confide in her, but he should get to decide to do so. This comic looks like it's from a social world where no one has any boundaries whatsoever.

That's been a theme of the strip for a very long time.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #59 on: 25 Aug 2020, 23:12 »

What's the deal with Renee volunteering information about Elliot's love life to the first person who walks in? Yes, Roko and Elliot are friends and Elliot already knows about her bread fetish, so it wouldn't be unusual for him to confide in her, but he should get to decide to do so. This comic looks like it's from a social world where no one has any boundaries whatsoever.

That's been a theme of the strip for a very long time.

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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #60 on: 25 Aug 2020, 23:16 »

There's a sweet aspect to today's strip. It's really the first time that it's implied that Renee's been faking it with her outgoing and blunt manner and that maybe she doesn't really feel that sure about whether she's getting this right herself. This doesn't help Roko who, I think, is more or less finding her way in the dark about her personal kink.

So! Today (in universe - probably the next two to three weeks IRL) is going to be the big day for May! I wonder what she'll end up with in the end?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #61 on: 26 Aug 2020, 11:41 »

I'm glad she realized she made the mistake (progress). Sadly, she didn't realize it sooner.

I haven't quite made this particular sort of mistake before, but I can relate to saying something and immediately realising I shouldn't have after the fact.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #62 on: 26 Aug 2020, 19:26 »

Oh, Roko.  After all that social stress, admitting what the bread is for, then going to just leave it at home to cool down while you go back out visiting folk?  Surely you could spend 10 minutes while it fresh?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #63 on: 26 Aug 2020, 22:05 »

Oh, Roko.  After all that social stress, admitting what the bread is for, then going to just leave it at home to cool down while you go back out visiting folk?  Surely you could spend 10 minutes while it fresh?

I didn't think of this. That's actually a real shame - she had many victories today even with the embarrassment and deserves to celebrate while her reward is at its peak.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #64 on: 26 Aug 2020, 17:56 »

Comic is up.

Surprise May, you are the stripper! Strip out of that body and into a new one.


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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #65 on: 26 Aug 2020, 18:12 »

As May leaves the apartment building, she finally allows herself to hope that this may really happen.

Promptly, the chassis store burns down, the fundraising account is locked by a ransomware attack, and May is obliterated by a meteor. Roko is able to recover the substrate, but fumbles it into the river as they cross the bridge, where it is eaten by a mutant perch.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #66 on: 26 Aug 2020, 18:37 »

Everything is better with strippers.

As long as they are doing it of their own free will as a capitalist pursuit. Could we make it so that instead of a capitalist pursuit, it becomes a socialist one? But wait, doesn't that make me terrible for objectifying their bodies for my own sick pleasure? Is stripping an art form or merely sexual exploitation? What if they are unionized strippers? That way they could avoid house fees by threatening to strike.

Are Strip clubs patriarchal organisations? What if the customers had to get naked also? Is it sex work? If so, is it anti-feminist (what if the strippers are male)?

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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #67 on: 26 Aug 2020, 18:54 »

All forms of sexual labor, including stripping, are ethically risky under capitalism, or any regime where the possibility exists that someone might be driven to such labor solely because it's the only way they can survive. What's important isn't whether money changes hands, but whether the person is genuinely free and consenting. "This is the only way I can stave off starvation and/or homelessness" does not count as consent for this purpose. In principle, the gender of the strippers doesn't matter, though in practice, the majority of sex workers are women, so it's a feminist issue.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #68 on: 26 Aug 2020, 19:14 »

The end text - epitaph? - is "reminder that May is awful."

This doesn't seem so awful on a May scale to me. It's also something that Pintsize would say and take no flak. Primarily, I think, because of May's attitude while delivering the line, which is profoundly ungrateful for the effort that people are making to help her. Whereas if Pintsize said it, it'd be playful, not serious, and just his tendency to sexualize everything.

Even so, if I were to research a list of decidedly unpleasant things May has said, this wouldn't even be on my radar.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #69 on: 26 Aug 2020, 19:21 »

Ah, May. I too would want strippers.

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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #70 on: 26 Aug 2020, 19:55 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #71 on: 26 Aug 2020, 20:37 »

All forms of sexual labor, including stripping, are ethically risky under capitalism, or any regime where the possibility exists that someone might be driven to such labor solely because it's the only way they can survive. What's important isn't whether money changes hands, but whether the person is genuinely free and consenting. "This is the only way I can stave off starvation and/or homelessness" does not count as consent for this purpose. In principle, the gender of the strippers doesn't matter, though in practice, the majority of sex workers are women, so it's a feminist issue.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #72 on: 26 Aug 2020, 21:21 »

That doesn't mean that all labour is equally exploitative.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #73 on: 26 Aug 2020, 21:48 »

May is far from awful. And yes, the lack of strippers is noticeable.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #74 on: 26 Aug 2020, 23:14 »

So, I'm thinking that Jeph has decided to go full-out with the 'beware the quiet ones' trope with Beepatrice?

Meanwhile, I suspect that Roko has decided that at least half the problems in her life are due to other people.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #75 on: 27 Aug 2020, 00:20 »

The end text - epitaph? - is "reminder that May is awful."

This doesn't seem so awful on a May scale to me. It's also something that Pintsize would say and take no flak. Primarily, I think, because of May's attitude while delivering the line, which is profoundly ungrateful for the effort that people are making to help her. Whereas if Pintsize said it, it'd be playful, not serious, and just his tendency to sexualize everything.

Even so, if I were to research a list of decidedly unpleasant things May has said, this wouldn't even be on my radar.

A lot has been said about May not deserving to be stuck in a substandard chassis after paying her debt to society, but I still find it hard to believe enough people contributed to this fundraiser if they actually met her.  Maybe Roko wrote a really heart wrenching story.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #76 on: 27 Aug 2020, 01:03 »

A lot has been said about May not deserving to be stuck in a substandard chassis after paying her debt to society, but I still find it hard to believe enough people contributed to this fundraiser if they actually met her.  Maybe Roko wrote a really heart wrenching story.

My theory is that most QC characters are big softies.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #77 on: 27 Aug 2020, 01:19 »

A lot has been said about May not deserving to be stuck in a substandard chassis after paying her debt to society, but I still find it hard to believe enough people contributed to this fundraiser if they actually met her.  Maybe Roko wrote a really heart wrenching story.

I think that there was a lot of second-hand giving. Dora and Hannelore had an advert for the Gofundme page in CoD, Tai in the library, Faye and Bubbles at UR and Elliot at the bakery (at Roko's request). So, this wasn't just from May's friends and acquaintances but from strangers who felt that the cause was good. (Or because Hannelore and Faye are scary when they talk about social obligations.)

That probably really got May in the coolant pump because the idea that total stragers would want to help her because they thought it was the right thing to do was as different from her cynical view of people as it was possible to get.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #78 on: 27 Aug 2020, 01:41 »

Ah, May. I too would want strippers.

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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #79 on: 27 Aug 2020, 04:10 »

All forms of sexual labor, including stripping, are ethically risky under capitalism, or any regime where the possibility exists that someone might be driven to such labor solely because it's the only way they can survive. What's important isn't whether money changes hands, but whether the person is genuinely free and consenting. "This is the only way I can stave off starvation and/or homelessness" does not count as consent for this purpose. In principle, the gender of the strippers doesn't matter, though in practice, the majority of sex workers are women, so it's a feminist issue.


The few strip clubs I've been dragged to are literally the most depressing places I've ever been to. This statement includes 11 family funerals including those of four grandparents.

I'd wager the 'I'm doing this so I don't starve' combined with the creepy leering old dudes and the broke-ass losers "tryin' ta get with" the strippers are the reason for that deressing atmosphere.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #80 on: 27 Aug 2020, 05:09 »

What's really sad in today's comic is to which extent it is hard for May to believe something good is coming her way. She is just waiting for the whole thing to fail, as it probably happened to her several (many?) times before...
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #81 on: 27 Aug 2020, 07:00 »

That doesn't mean that all labour is equally exploitative.

Nor does it mean that stripping or sex work are inherently more exploitative.

I know a lot of people who have worked physically manual jobs for years and are left with injuries because of it - my partner, for example, is a theatre tech and has had multiple concussions, has a permanent foot injury, etc. etc.

British law also allows you to volunteer to sacrifice certain employment rights - which she does, because theatre work sometimes consists of 18 hour shifts, or a late start leading into an early finish, etc. etc. and there are many theatre productions that simply would not happen without those rights being sacrificed.

People like this are rarely considered to have been exploited, and yet sex workers are.

For the record, my point here is not to state that sex workers are not exploited; simply that capitalism is inherently exploitative, and that it is illegality which provides the majority of the unique risks in sex work. Physical damage, assault, harassment, psychological damage, plenty of other jobs have all of that as a risk.

Many people do not object to the risks of sex work, they object to the 'sex' of sex work. A perfectly pleasant transaction between a sex worker and their client - high level customer service, a polite customer, needs requested clearly and met, an agreed price set - is inherently 'damaging' as far as some people are concerned.

That said, I am sensing I need to snip a whole bunch of this thread and start a new one about sex work specifically or add it onto another thread?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #82 on: 27 Aug 2020, 07:06 »

All forms of sexual labor, including stripping, are ethically risky under capitalism, [...]
Why, the only ethics of capitalism is that greed is good. If you're not greedy, you cannot gain the special status of being capitalist, and without greed, you cannot improve or even just keep the status of capitalist. There is no other actual ethical imperative in this system.

For example just check out what capitalism did to christmas. Many people hate christmas because its so materialistic nowadays.


The few strip clubs I've been dragged to are literally the most depressing places I've ever been to.  [...]
Why, thats exactly what I would expect ... and thankfully nobody has ever tried to drag me to such a place.

To be honest, I'm not even sure my country (Germany) has such places.


British law also allows you to volunteer to sacrifice certain employment rights [...]
You cannot "sacrifice rights".

Or do you know a way to "sacrifice" a human right ?

And thanks to a certain Mrs Tatcher, british law isnt exactly exemplary in regards to worker rights.


Many people do not object to the risks of sex work, they object to the 'sex' of sex work. A perfectly pleasant transaction [...]
And I'm sure some slave owners have been super nice to their slaves, too. That changes nothing.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #83 on: 27 Aug 2020, 07:36 »

That doesn't mean that all labour is equally exploitative.

Nor does it mean that stripping or sex work are inherently more exploitative.
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... it is illegality which provides the majority of the unique risks in sex work.

I mean... I'm sure you're right.

Does that mean those risks don't count or something?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #84 on: 27 Aug 2020, 09:11 »

I like the first frame, seeing a character from the back is quite nice but rare. I think often the person drawing is not used to drawing the back side of characters that it comes out weird, but here, despite the rarity of the angle, it came out quite well.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #85 on: 27 Aug 2020, 10:21 »

Wait!  Beeps! thinks it would be better with strippers.  Beeps?!?
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #86 on: 27 Aug 2020, 22:55 »

That doesn't mean that all labour is equally exploitative.

Nor does it mean that stripping or sex work are inherently more exploitative.
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... it is illegality which provides the majority of the unique risks in sex work.

I mean... I'm sure you're right.

Does that mean those risks don't count or something?



Not really sure what point I was particularly trying to make. I meant to circle back in my post and write in something about how only that one particular line was even meant to be in response to you specifically and the rest was just general musings on the topic.

Why, thats exactly what I would expect ... and thankfully nobody has ever tried to drag me to such a place.

To be honest, I'm not even sure my country (Germany) has such places.

This struck me as quite an odd suggestion to make, so I looked it up, and evidently there's fewer than might be expected due to the legality of brothels, but there are still plenty.

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Or do you know a way to "sacrifice" a human right?

This reads as a bit combative to me, but I seem to have upset you somehow?

I gave a reasonably specific example in my previous post, but here is a link to the Citizens' Advice Bureau, which references the British requirement for a maximum 48-hour working week. An employer can't make you work more than 48 hours. However, you can sign an agreement to work more than 48 hours if you like. Perhaps the language I was using was inelegant, and what is happening here is a quibble over semantics, and to you this doesn't qualify as 'sacrificing a right' (as you can renege on the agreement at any time) but to me, if you have the right to refuse to work more than 48 hours, and you choose to work more than 48 hours, you're giving up one of your employment rights voluntarily. People can sign up to be exploited.

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Okay? I didn't say it was. In my fact my point was quite the opposite. Also, the last time Thatcher stood in an election I was still in utero, so I didn't vote for her if that helps. Although a lot of the UK employment law is enshrined in EU law, and in many cases has backup legislation doubling the EU legislation to safeguard it, but then in a post-Brexit world who knows.

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And I'm sure some slave owners have been super nice to their slaves, too. That changes nothing.

I have no idea what you're going for here, but it pretty much seems like you're suggesting I endorse slavery which I most definitely don't.

If what you're suggesting is that all sex work is slavery, then I definitely don't agree with that either. I used the phrase 'sex work,' not 'prostitution' or 'stripping', deliberately, not for this reason, but for example... who is a camgirl working her own profile page on onlyfans, and running a business, enslaved to? Because I'd say a camgirl with her own business licence is less enslaved than a high fashion model who needs the industry itself to succeed.

Perhaps I'm expressing myself poorly, because people don't seem to be happy with what I'm saying, but the point I'm trying to get across was pretty much summed up succinctly enough by spin earlier in the thread:

All labour is exploitative under capitalism. Sex work is not unique in this regard.

...and I laboured the point because I try never to miss an opportunity to erode people's prejudices about sex work in general.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #87 on: 27 Aug 2020, 23:04 »

All forms of sexual labor, including stripping, are ethically risky under capitalism, or any regime where the possibility exists that someone might be driven to such labor solely because it's the only way they can survive. What's important isn't whether money changes hands, but whether the person is genuinely free and consenting. "This is the only way I can stave off starvation and/or homelessness" does not count as consent for this purpose. In principle, the gender of the strippers doesn't matter, though in practice, the majority of sex workers are women, so it's a feminist issue.


The few strip clubs I've been dragged to are literally the most depressing places I've ever been to. This statement includes 11 family funerals including those of four grandparents.

I'd wager the 'I'm doing this so I don't starve' combined with the creepy leering old dudes and the broke-ass losers "tryin' ta get with" the strippers are the reason for that deressing atmosphere.

As someone who used to work in a club many years ago, I can tell you that most of the women worked there because they chose to. There were a couple that I knew that worked because of a bad situation, but even they changed after a while of working.

The inherent truth of a club is that it is a con game. Even the strippers who don't initially run the game eventually reach a point of doing so because it is economically viable in an extreme sense. The men, gullible mooks that they are, are paying for a fantasy. The women are milking that fantasy as closely as they can without violating the law, raking over a bundle of cash. I've worked at places with house fees and without, but it is typical for a woman who knows how to run the con well to bring home 1k-2k a night in cold hard cash. A lot of them cheat on their taxes as well. Three to four nights a week, or more. One woman I worked with told me she had made well over a 100k the previous year (1993).

Those are the numbers if they are just running the game. If they take it farther and set up dates with clients or allow clients to do things in the rooms, they can easily make more. If they are travelling headliners, it's even more money. That is why a lot of porn stars do strip clubs in their down time, they make more money travelling the clubs than they do per movie, even the 'stars'.

Is there a dark side? Yes, there are always a small number of women who had mental or substance issues. The thing is, they don't last long because they can't run the con well. Or they try to and get caught by the law.

I have been out of the game for a very long time, but if you had walked into a club back in the 90's and tried to reason with one of the strippers, they would have laughed you out of the place. To them it's a way to control men and get paid. I was even conned by them initially. I had been working at Arby's when I was 18 and a pair of women came in around 2 AM (LSS, it was an Arby's in a 24 hour truck stop). They persuaded the night supervisor to give them free food if they flashed their tits. I managed to get one of their numbers and she led me down the path of working in the club she was in. Then when she found someone with a better cash flow, I was history. Strippers are mercenary to the core.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #88 on: 27 Aug 2020, 23:10 »

All forms of sexual labor, including stripping, are ethically risky under capitalism, [...]
Why, the only ethics of capitalism is that greed is good. If you're not greedy, you cannot gain the special status of being capitalist, and without greed, you cannot improve or even just keep the status of capitalist. There is no other actual ethical imperative in this system.

For example just check out what capitalism did to christmas. Many people hate christmas because its so materialistic nowadays.


The few strip clubs I've been dragged to are literally the most depressing places I've ever been to.  [...]
Why, thats exactly what I would expect ... and thankfully nobody has ever tried to drag me to such a place.

To be honest, I'm not even sure my country (Germany) has such places.


British law also allows you to volunteer to sacrifice certain employment rights [...]
You cannot "sacrifice rights".

Or do you know a way to "sacrifice" a human right ?

And thanks to a certain Mrs Tatcher, british law isnt exactly exemplary in regards to worker rights.


Many people do not object to the risks of sex work, they object to the 'sex' of sex work. A perfectly pleasant transaction [...]
And I'm sure some slave owners have been super nice to their slaves, too. That changes nothing.

They have a few clubs, but since prostitution/brothels are legal in Germany, stripping isn't the draw that it is in a place where sex acts for money are illegal.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #89 on: 27 Aug 2020, 16:57 »

A lot has been said about May not deserving to be stuck in a substandard chassis after paying her debt to society, but I still find it hard to believe enough people contributed to this fundraiser if they actually met her.  Maybe Roko wrote a really heart wrenching story.

My theory is that most QC characters are big softies.

Thereís only so much they can give.  Spidrift mentions Faye and Hannelore scaring people into giving although guilt tripping is probably more likely.  Most people who gave havenít met May which is probably why this fundraiser was a success.  The more you know the less charitable you get. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #90 on: 27 Aug 2020, 18:16 »

New comic's up, and, um, yeah. There it is, a new comic.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #91 on: 27 Aug 2020, 18:20 »

New comic's up, and, um, yeah. There it is, a new comic.

Yup, yup NUDE comic.

Did I say nude? Meant new.

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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #92 on: 27 Aug 2020, 18:21 »

I'm going to have to agree with Roko here.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #93 on: 27 Aug 2020, 18:37 »

May is happy. May is happy. Look at her living her life. Beeps, you are a fairy godmother. Well done. <3
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #94 on: 27 Aug 2020, 19:05 »

Argh, the details in this comic! Like the jiggle lines around the male stripper's... assets  :o


This is an interesting mental picture to carry with me into the weekend anyway  8)
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #95 on: 27 Aug 2020, 19:37 »

That's how I'm making my first-day-of-school entrance this year.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #96 on: 27 Aug 2020, 20:05 »

With strippers, or as one? 

 :-D  :roll:  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #97 on: 27 Aug 2020, 20:30 »

Ok we get it, you don't want help, you don't want money, you don't deserve anything, you feel like a fraud yeah, yeah hard shell protecting someone who, deep down, cares for her friends but May is rapidly (if not already) turning into an insufferable, ungrateful little b**ch

I don't know if the author was aiming for it deliberately or just got there inadvertently but hes really nailed the attitude of the majority of prisoners with his portrayal of May
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #98 on: 27 Aug 2020, 20:46 »

With strippers, or as one? 

 :-D  :roll:  :psyduck:

I don't have a preference, but in reality, I'm more like the no-shirt-no-shoes-no-service AI at the door.
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Re: WCDT Strips 4336-4340 (25th-29th, August 2020)
« Reply #99 on: 27 Aug 2020, 20:47 »

Ok we get it, you don't want help, you don't want money, you don't deserve anything, you feel like a fraud yeah, yeah hard shell protecting someone who cares but May is rapidly (if not already) turning into an insufferable, ungrateful little b**ch

I don't know if the author was aiming for it deliberately or just got there inadvertently but hes really nailed the attitude of the majority of prisoners with his portrayal of May

Now I am far from the biggest May supporter out there, but I feel like this is a bit...overly harsh, especially deciding to drop a gendered insult like that...May's bracing for something bad to happen, May's not used to good things happen, she's a rude,annoying pessimest, with a glass is empty outlook, that's being surprised every day that things aren't going to be yoinked from her hands.

Yes she could be way more appreciative and excited about this, but at this point a sudden flow of sincere appreciation and excitement would seem bizzarely out of character for her...She's gradually warming up, it's just a long thaw.

I absolutely understand being severely annoyed with how much slack EVERYONE gives this icy, insulting, mean person that likes to blame other people for their problems....but she's a flawed "human" character and people be like that.

There's no need to call her a b*tch.
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