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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #100 on: 25 Nov 2020, 23:31 »

Jeph is very into his characters experiencing growth 😊 I like that.

Well, the turkeys aren't talking about their junk this year. Guess that's progress ...
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #101 on: 26 Nov 2020, 00:16 »

Sven might not be in line for canonisation, but it occurs to me, yet again, to wonder exactly what it is he gets out of interacting with Dora, like, ever. A jealous kid sibling might have a tiny element of charm when you're both young, but at this point it's just rather pathetic, at least in as much as their dynamic colours seemingly every single interaction they have. Leaving aside the fact that he was a bit of a douche in the past, I don't really see why he needs her approval in any respect in the first place6, particularly when she remains so blind to her own flaws and doesn't ever seem to have done anything to improve herself.

Try living with said jealous kid sibling. Especially one who insists their older siblings were the ones who were spoiled and not their brat-ass.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #102 on: 26 Nov 2020, 00:56 »

Jeph is very into his characters experiencing growth 😊 I like that.

Well, the turkeys aren't talking about their junk this year. Guess that's progress ...


That's because their junk was chopped off before they were shoved into the oven...
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #103 on: 26 Nov 2020, 01:30 »

Oh right, it's US Turkey day tomorrow.

(Canadian)
On Patreon, Jeph commented that he had forgotten about doing the turkey comic until the last moment, since he lives in Canada now.

Well, personally, I like it. It's just so... 2020.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #104 on: 26 Nov 2020, 01:55 »

Comic up, site down

In case any people missed it, note that Jeph acknowledges the recent problems with the web site at the bottom of today's comic.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #105 on: 26 Nov 2020, 07:28 »

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Oh them being siblings doesn't mean it's just okay, but (most) siblings are close enough or care enough for each other that such questionable actions are less offensive because they can trust each other to not act with intentional malice.
This largely depends on how dysfunctional your family is, --in some cases-- if one or more siblings has bothered working through any of the childhood crap, and in other cases if the one who got bipolar disorder and is borderline schizophrenic has acknowledged either and gone to a psychiatrist for help[1].

It usually is, my mother is a good cook 😊 She does tend to get a bit passive-agressive about how much work it is, and how much time she spent in the kitchen, and that it takes a day to do the cleanup... So this year we put our foot down and divvied up the tasks 😉

Everybody helping definitely helps. Learning how to cook your favorite dishes is also nice. So much knowledge has been lost already, so hang on to some of it is good. Even if it is just the perfect stuffing recipe. :lol:

[1]We all three got the hereditary depression issues, one's also boarderline schizophrenic (amongst other undiagnosed issues), and somehow I managed to be the only one w/o bipolar disorder. Yay just being depressed! ....Wait. Shit.

EDIT; I've been recently informed that my older brother only has mild depression. Apparently the mood swings were bog-standard alcoholism. Thankfully he quit drinking.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #106 on: 26 Nov 2020, 09:39 »

This largely depends on how dysfunctional your family is, --in some cases-- if one or more siblings has bothered working through any of the childhood crap, and in other cases if the one who got bipolar disorder and is borderline schizophrenic has acknowledged either and gone to a psychiatrist for help[1].

[1]We all three got the hereditary depression issues, one's also boarderline schizophrenic (amongst other undiagnosed issues), and somehow I managed to be the only one w/o bipolar disorder. Yay just being depressed! ....Wait. Shit.

Yeah, that's why I added the (most). I've got three siblings myself but my oldest brother and I just do not get along at all. We're both autistic but our individual traits are completely at odds. I'm strongly inclined towards neurotic tics and he's sensitive towards stimulation. The other way around he appears to be somewhat lacking in reflexive empathy and I react very poorly to what I perceive as egocentrism.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #107 on: 26 Nov 2020, 10:04 »

Yay just being depressed! ....Wait. Shit.

Hey, this year being already depressed turned out to be an advantage - I already had all the survival skills I needed to cope with isolation. “Got the corona blues? I have so much to teach you about getting through it!”
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #108 on: 26 Nov 2020, 10:22 »

Things I'm thankful for......
Well, my depression is usually manageable w/o medication.
I'm too stubborn to die, so no suicidal thoughts.
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And forumites that tolerate my inane ramblings.

Yay just being depressed! ....Wait. Shit.

Hey, this year being already depressed turned out to be an advantage - I already had all the survival skills I needed to cope with isolation. “Got the corona blues? I have so much to teach you about getting through it!”

This is true. Though there was a pointed where I probably should have beenon antidepressants in March and October.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #109 on: 26 Nov 2020, 10:30 »

It usually is, my mother is a good cook 😊 She does tend to get a bit passive-agressive about how much work it is, and how much time she spent in the kitchen, and that it takes a day to do the cleanup... So this year we put our foot down and divvied up the tasks 😉

Looks like a "Friends" Thanksgiving episode to me. Which, by the way, are the only things that make me be aware of Thanksgiving, besides Jeph's OMG Turkeys comics.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #110 on: 26 Nov 2020, 18:05 »

Comic's up.

Don't be a snob Dora. Sven's songs might be in bad taste, but all his money has been earned legally and above board. It's not like the flower arrangements are funded by human trafficking.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #111 on: 26 Nov 2020, 18:40 »

May: "Wait a minute. Donating for my body fucked up Dora's wedding too? Well SHIT."

Hopefully no one tell her....

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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #112 on: 26 Nov 2020, 20:15 »

By this point Dora has probably  throw enough stupid ideas for dire songs that she probably deserves that a cut of those goes to her wedding xD XD
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #113 on: 26 Nov 2020, 21:30 »

1) Know a guy who used to draw cartoons for Hustler. His wife was a teacher. She held up one of hubby's cartoons, smiled and said: "This paid for the new living room."
1a) Some of his tamer stuff gets merchandised by Hallmark. I saw one of his cards in the local Hallmark store. The rather prim-looking lady running the store said brightly: "That's our best seller!"
2) I was talking to the septic tank guy as a few years' worth of life's by-products flowed out of our septic tank and into his pump truck. The hose couplings did a decent job, but some smell still got through. I asked him if the smell ever got to him. "Smells like money to me," he said.
Pull the stick out, Dora.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #114 on: 26 Nov 2020, 23:04 »

I've got a feeling that 'funding Dora and Tai's wedding' is going to be an arc of sorts. Enough characters are going to end up assisting from their own future event funds that someone is going to come up with the idea of a multiple wedding to maximise the pooling of funds to the best possible event despite the expenditures on someone else. Taira, Claireten, Daligold and Faybles weddings all at the same combined event?

You know, I do wonder if Dora's cynical ideas are the source of many of Sven's best song titles!
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #115 on: 27 Nov 2020, 00:45 »

The recording company that buys Sven's music would have people on the payroll whose misfortune it is to have to play it. Imagine the poor aspiring musician (who took the job just to make ends meet), after years of playing this dreck, finally meeting the author. Would Sven survive?  :-D
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #116 on: 27 Nov 2020, 00:52 »

Here's a solid prediction: Sven actually records "I Went Down..." and it's a hit! "A welcome return to form after a dubious experimental phase", according to the pundits. Sven, being Sven, signs all the profits for the track over to Dora. He even insists that the dedication 'For Dora' appear on the liner notes.

Just how does Dora react to this?
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #117 on: 27 Nov 2020, 02:29 »

So, in light of Turkey Day being yesterday, if anyone's interested, here's the link to the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's website. Yes, you can donate to the tribe if you're willing and able.

Without their help[1] in 1621, those Brownist Seperatists[2] would had starved to death.

[1]and help from Tisquantum "Squanto", the sole survivor of the village at Plymouth rock prior to the Pilgrim's arrival. He and Samoset had been escaping slavery in Spain at the time.
[2] the pilgrims weren't Puritans. I have no idea why we get taught that.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #118 on: 27 Nov 2020, 06:47 »

Taira, Claireten, Daligold and Faybles weddings all at the same combined event?
Taira, obviously, and Faybles I'll sign up for.  The others still have things to work out before they get hitched.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #119 on: 27 Nov 2020, 08:44 »

So, in light of Turkey Day being yesterday, if anyone's interested, here's the link to the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's website. Yes, you can donate to the tribe if you're willing and able.

Without their help[1] in 1621, those Brownist Seperatists[2] would had starved to death.

One of my several-greats grandmothers was a Wampanoag.


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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #120 on: 27 Nov 2020, 12:31 »

1) Know a guy who used to draw cartoons for Hustler. His wife was a teacher. She held up one of hubby's cartoons, smiled and said: "This paid for the new living room."
1a) Some of his tamer stuff gets merchandised by Hallmark. I saw one of his cards in the local Hallmark store. The rather prim-looking lady running the store said brightly: "That's our best seller!"
2) I was talking to the septic tank guy as a few years' worth of life's by-products flowed out of our septic tank and into his pump truck. The hose couplings did a decent job, but some smell still got through. I asked him if the smell ever got to him. "Smells like money to me," he said.
Pull the stick out, Dora.


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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #121 on: 27 Nov 2020, 12:47 »

I think Sven just got his next song idea. He better give Dora writing credit, particularly if she doesn't want it.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #122 on: 27 Nov 2020, 16:19 »

The recording company that buys Sven's music would have people on the payroll whose misfortune it is to have to play it. Imagine the poor aspiring musician (who took the job just to make ends meet), after years of playing this dreck, finally meeting the author. Would Sven survive?  :-D
"Smells like money," as the septic tank guy said.
Or, as our artist was once wont to say: "How are those Bullshit Artistic Integrity Dollars spending at the grocery store?" Although I think he did draw a line in the sand on that.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #123 on: 27 Nov 2020, 17:03 »

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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #124 on: 30 Nov 2020, 07:32 »

I dont really like the last Sven-May arc.

It feels very contrived and forced to me.
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