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Author Topic: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)  (Read 2791 times)

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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #50 on: 24 Feb 2021, 20:53 »

Now I wanna see Hanners go Ōzaru.
Sounds terrifying.
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #51 on: 24 Feb 2021, 21:28 »

My god, the postscript puns just get better and better.
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #52 on: 24 Feb 2021, 22:46 »

That punchline in Panel 4 made me legitimately LOL...I swear I heard that as Bubbles making a meek warning while loving the feeling but it's hard to tell with AIs
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #53 on: 24 Feb 2021, 23:10 »

You know, it's possible to over-think situations like this but I really like doing so. What the heck did Hannelore do the molecular structure of that tea? More importantly, what did Bubbles 'see' when her olfactory sensor system tried to report its findings? Did Hannelore's camouflage briefly fade in her eyes and she really saw the woman within? Or did she charge the tea so much with whatever active energy she's using that it creates an energy field that impacts on synthetic perceptions?>

I have to say that I'm with Bubbles on this. I really don't want to try to guess at this point what the effect that stuff on Claire. I've got the feeling she's going to get all up-and-at-them to maybe a disturbing degree. Not only is she going to go to that library and demand to speak to the chief administrator to restate her application in person but she's also going to get a job somewhere else as well as post about thirty foot-pics!

Ultra comedic but extremely unlikely outcome: She'll wake up wearing a wedding ring and no memories of the previous day. Faye will later tell her that she nearly kicked the apartment door down and carried Marten to the courthouse.
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #54 on: 24 Feb 2021, 23:52 »

Ha, I'd love to see that 😁
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #55 on: 25 Feb 2021, 00:19 »

Hanners is "pushing with her eyes", like they say in "Lanfeust de Troy", a french comic. It's an heroic-fantasy comic, and in their world, most people have one single magic power. And to help kids to discover their power, the grown-ups explain "you need to push with your eyes".
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #56 on: 25 Feb 2021, 00:41 »

I could use one of those teas ...  :-D
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #57 on: 25 Feb 2021, 06:55 »

Typically, my imagination is going in all sorts of weird directions:

This skill is something Hannelore learned during her travels, from the monks in an obscure monastery in the Himalayas;

Hannelore puts too much oomph into the tea - upon her first sip, Claire is overwhelmed by Hanners' LOVE AND SUPPORT, falls madly in love with Hannelore and dumps Marten;

Marten inadvertently smells the tea on the way home, blacks out and wakes up two days later in an alley, with no recollection of what happened in between, except that he has a wedding ring and a tattoo on his chest that says "Hank";

Dora sees the effect and, dollar-signs in her eyes, starts selling Hannelore's metaphysically-enhanced teas until the Food and Drug Administration shuts her down;

etc...  :roll:

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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #58 on: 25 Feb 2021, 06:57 »

"you need to push with your eyes".

“Her eyes are so weak, they can barely hold up what she’s reading.” - Dr. Blaine, Movie Movie.
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #59 on: 25 Feb 2021, 07:01 »

FWIW, I've long thought that Hannelore is transhuman. Specifically, Beatrice didn't just want a daughter, she wanted a perfect heir and hired Dr John to mix one up for her. Hannelore thus has a wide range of genetic advantages but, unfortunately, they all meshed together in a bad way and is responsible for most of her mental health issues.

However, should she really let go, I suspect that her bones are as tough as Bubbles' endoskeleton and she can probably bench-press an SUV (and then drop it yelling about how dirty the underside of cars' chassis are). Then there is the evident extrasensory abilities that let her 'charge' tea in the right way for synthetics to have a good trip!
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #60 on: 25 Feb 2021, 08:19 »

FWIW, I've long thought that Hannelore is transhuman. Specifically, Beatrice didn't just want a daughter, she wanted a perfect heir and hired Dr John to mix one up for her. Hannelore thus has a wide range of genetic advantages but, unfortunately, they all meshed together in a bad way and is responsible for most of her mental health issues.

However, should she really let go, I suspect that her bones are as tough as Bubbles' endoskeleton and she can probably bench-press an SUV (and then drop it yelling about how dirty the underside of cars' chassis are). Then there is the evident extrasensory abilities that let her 'charge' tea in the right way for synthetics to have a good trip!

So she's Cell without all of the mental conditioning. 
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #61 on: 25 Feb 2021, 08:50 »

FWIW, I've long thought that Hannelore is transhuman. Specifically, Beatrice didn't just want a daughter, she wanted a perfect heir and hired Dr John to mix one up for her. Hannelore thus has a wide range of genetic advantages but, unfortunately, they all meshed together in a bad way and is responsible for most of her mental health issues.

However, should she really let go, I suspect that her bones are as tough as Bubbles' endoskeleton and she can probably bench-press an SUV (and then drop it yelling about how dirty the underside of cars' chassis are). Then there is the evident extrasensory abilities that let her 'charge' tea in the right way for synthetics to have a good trip!

So she's Cell without all of the mental conditioning. 
Not without two cyborg siblings to absorb she’s not. :P
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #62 on: 25 Feb 2021, 08:55 »

Well, there's that one that has an Australian accent for some reason...
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #63 on: 25 Feb 2021, 09:23 »

We do have some hints about Hannelore's origin story.

One is a long-ago comment from Jeph that he knows where her mental health challenges come from and that it's a plot point. That's all he said.

The other is Beatrice's uncertainty about how she got pregnant at all.
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #64 on: 25 Feb 2021, 18:15 »

New comic.

Dora is pretty much all of us right now....

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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #65 on: 25 Feb 2021, 18:31 »

At least she didn’t wear white pants.
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #66 on: 25 Feb 2021, 18:41 »

And who's going to clean that up?
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #67 on: 25 Feb 2021, 18:45 »

Hanners, maybe save some of that love and support for yourself?
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #68 on: 25 Feb 2021, 21:11 »

You've got to give her some time to recharge!
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #69 on: 25 Feb 2021, 22:03 »

You've got to give her some time to recharge!

She canna' take much more o' this, cap'n!  I canna' change tha' laws o' physics!
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #70 on: 25 Feb 2021, 23:20 »

Obviously, Hannelore has used up all her action points or whatever it is that controls how many times she can use her Secret Powers without rest! I recommend that Dora get her an Ether or something to restore them and let her catch her breath for a minute. Roko? I'm pretty sure I've given you this advice before but... just roll with it. You used to patrol the streets, so you must know how weird this town is.

Seriously, though, Hannelore's reaction ro Roko's order suggests to me that she's been doing this with everyone's tea! For how long, I wonder? Also, just how many events since Hannelore returned from her journey of self-discovery were due to the good vibes and positivity with which she'd been imbuing her brews?
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #71 on: 26 Feb 2021, 15:56 »

I can see it on the Specials board now:

-- Affirmation Latte
-- Posi-Vibes Moccha
-- Loving Support Tea

And all the regulars are going 'WTF?'
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #72 on: 27 Feb 2021, 10:24 »

FWIW, I've long thought that Hannelore is transhuman. Specifically, Beatrice didn't just want a daughter, she wanted a perfect heir and hired Dr John to mix one up for her. Hannelore thus has a wide range of genetic advantages but, unfortunately, they all meshed together in a bad way and is responsible for most of her mental health issues.

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Possibly due to pleiotropic effects?
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #73 on: 27 Feb 2021, 14:38 »

I cant wait to see the exact effect that Hanners tea has on Martens girlfriend ...  :-D
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Re: WCDT 4466-4470 (the 22nd through 26th of February, 2021)
« Reply #74 on: 27 Feb 2021, 23:34 »

My god, the postscript puns just get better and better.
Puns do not "get better." They get "less bad."

On the contrary, they only get worse. Their bad is their good.
You're both probably going to hate the poll options for the new WCDT then.
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