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How to view Marten Reed?

The nice but strangely-anonymous Library Deputy Manager at Smif College
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Claire Augustus's supportive boyfriend
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Who is that guy who looks so much like Tai's fiancťe?
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Ooh! New character! Who is this? Will he become a main character?
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I'm sure that I remember this guy from about a decade back in the strip
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Boo! Character necro; we want fresh faces!
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Oh, so Jeph remembers the guy who was the main character originally, does he?
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Other (please specify in comments)
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Author Topic: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)  (Read 19428 times)

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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #100 on: 24 Dec 2020, 05:22 »

Hmmm... I wonder if May has a special dynamic with Sam or if she is good with all kids?

Personally, I think it's because May is pretty much a 'kid' (in emotional and intellectual terms) herself. Somewhere in the 16-20 age bracket in equivalent to normal human maturation. Thus, Sam and May have interactions that one would normally expect between mid-teen and late-teen siblings.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #101 on: 24 Dec 2020, 05:39 »

Jeph, in the unlikely event that you ever read this, there's nothing wrong in following up reader suggestions. Posting as someone who has come up with a lot of fan-fiction ideas in his time, my attitude is that I would have never had the idea if you hadn't created the universe first, so, to a certain extent, the idea is really yours to use free-of-charge.

Onto the strip, I'm thinking that poor May is going to end up in the naughty corner and not allowed to talk anymore. If I know one thing about creative personalties, interrupting them mid-creative process is not a way to make them feel well-inclined towards you!

Well no, but also yes.

Mostly to due legal issues and did the creator actually come up with the idea or plagiarize it? And actual court cases that have happened over writers "stealing" or stealing fans' ideas. While it would be super cool if authors, show-runners, and directors would use ideas or suggestions fans give them, it ultimately leads to so many problems.

That's why so many creators won't read fanfic of their works. It spares them the legal headache as well as freeing them up of self-doubt of whether or not they actually had the idea of their own accord or if they only had it because of someone suggesting something.

EDIT: tired typo fix. 'Due' not 'do'. At least I didn't get to the point of abusing 'j' for 'h', 'y', and 'zh'.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #102 on: 24 Dec 2020, 12:31 »

Now waiting for May to take marker in hand.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #103 on: 24 Dec 2020, 17:16 »

Is that Jack 7 from Tekken?
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #104 on: 24 Dec 2020, 19:22 »

Comic's up.

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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #105 on: 24 Dec 2020, 20:01 »

Ah. 'Dry text'. Very funny.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #106 on: 24 Dec 2020, 20:26 »

Had me at "angry orgy."  Sometimes gatherings turn into angry shouting matches, and that's awkward as hell but it's easy enough to just leave.  Sometimes gatherings go in the other direction, and that can be a weird and emotionally disorienting experience but not at all bad.  But the prospect of both at once is squicky and upsetting in a way I hope never to personally experience.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #107 on: 24 Dec 2020, 20:37 »

Momo looks so let down in panel 2. What was she expecting?
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #108 on: 24 Dec 2020, 21:16 »

Momo looks so let down in panel 2. What was she expecting?

A lot of technical drawings instead of words?  :evil:
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #109 on: 24 Dec 2020, 21:27 »

Look, the Marxists start arguing the master-slave dialectic, the post-structuralists reply disagree with the binary nature of the two roles, say that such things often defy neat categories... We've all been there.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #110 on: 24 Dec 2020, 22:48 »

In inchoate ingestion, I imagined ``angry orgy'' as egregious accusations---each against another---all erroneously assuming, of effectively extrinsic distinctions, any antagonic exponentiation essentially disagrees---missed ``literally'' literally meaning literally, literally.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #111 on: 25 Dec 2020, 00:05 »

It looks to me that, for some reason, an actual academic text ended up in there because of the title and everyone being too embarrassed to read it! I still think that this is all going to be a hook for a further set of developments for Momo and also possibly Marten and Claire.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #112 on: 25 Dec 2020, 00:11 »

Next week's comics are hopefully another Bembo adventure.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #113 on: 25 Dec 2020, 03:44 »

(Back to your grave, Blebmbo)
I still think that this is all going to be a hook for a further set of developments for Momo and also possibly Marten and Claire.
Claire-Marten-Momo polycule?
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #114 on: 25 Dec 2020, 07:09 »

I still think that this is all going to be a hook for a further set of developments for Momo and also possibly Marten and Claire.
Claire-Marten-Momo polycule?
Do you really think Claire could stand both her lovers having her job while sheís still looking?
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #115 on: 25 Dec 2020, 07:46 »

Do not confuse post-structuralism with post-deconstructionism. You'll just get the constructivists upset again.
I mean, what do you think comes after post-modernism?
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« Reply #116 on: 25 Dec 2020, 13:04 »

I like to think I'm ahead of the times, with all these post-* philosophies. In a word, I'm post-post.
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« Reply #117 on: 25 Dec 2020, 15:44 »

It is clear that we cannot reconstruct deconstructualalism. It is dead. The efforts of the neo-Marxists to salvage something useful from the wreckage of classical Marxism are an embarrassment. The Hegelian dialectic has been superseded. Punk has had its day and will not rise again.
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« Reply #118 on: 25 Dec 2020, 16:08 »

I was postmodern before it became fashionable.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #119 on: 25 Dec 2020, 17:45 »

Next week's comics are hopefully another Bembo adventure.
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Re: WCDT strips 4142-4125 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #120 on: 25 Dec 2020, 17:51 »

'Merrican kids were exhorted to read by Geordie La Forge?

Now I'm jealous.

No, Kunta Kinte.

! Right. I didn't recall that Burton had starred in 'Roots', too. In my defence, back in the 80s and 90s, US series would air on German TV with a few years delay-, and not necessarily in the same order in which they'd aired originally in the US.

For example, to my mind, 'ST-NG' is 'definitely a mid-to-late 90s series', and I keep being surprised by how old the actors actually are.

P.S.: Roots did also air on German TV ... somewhere in the 80s-90s?. Not sure when - just that I'd instinctively sorted the 'visuals' as 'late 70s', whereas ST-NG used a different, more '90s' visual aesthetics.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #121 on: 25 Dec 2020, 20:16 »

To be fair, I often think that serious study of sexuality (human and otherwise) needs this sort of approach.  Laser-like focus can be required to cut through all the blushing, giggling, misunderstanding and outright lies to get to the facts.  Be sensitive, courteous, and don't cross boundaries or act without consent... but ignore the distractions, do the research and then present your findings with evidence.
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« Reply #122 on: 25 Dec 2020, 20:22 »

Look, the Marxists start arguing the master-slave dialectic, the post-structuralists reply disagree with the binary nature of the two roles, say that such things often defy neat categories... We've all been there.

.......not all of us have participated in hate fucking.
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« Reply #123 on: 25 Dec 2020, 21:20 »

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I disagree on both matters. Punk may have had it's day, among pre-academics, but scarcely need I look among those, professing that honorable creed, than I see a certain essence lacking. My perspective has grown, through time, to that never has been, in the first, such a scene---certain as our world is flat. Punk always was---always will wax, with each material enhancement, to our spirit; with each cap and boot---higher off the ground---to our grandchildren. There is a certain creative misinterpretation---a certain fauxpunk---borne in nightmares incognizant---of who, we are. [/ :psyduck:]
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #124 on: 26 Dec 2020, 22:24 »

I like to think I'm ahead of the times, with all these post-* philosophies. In a word, I'm post-post.

Thank you for your post-post post.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #125 on: 27 Dec 2020, 07:40 »

Not sure if this week brings Bembo or not. If so, poll suggestion:

Quest log?
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  • Give me all your sand!
  • beach king
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  • RAAA!
  • OTHERWORLDLY BEAUTY
  • belly scratches
  • a bucket full of live crickets
  • Go back in your grave, Dad!

I know I'm missing some and these are out of order, but I'm too tired to look them all up and the wiki needs editing.
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« Reply #126 on: 27 Dec 2020, 18:28 »

A bright spark in my brain went "I actually dig this as a ship" with Marten and Momo for a second before I remembered "Oh, right, Marten's dating Claire".

I just hadn't considered the pairing before, and I probably never will again, but they have similar ratios of maturity to immaturity in very complementary ways.

Like, say, them being the two members of the cast I can most obviously see reading books about this, and reading them the whole way through. The second part's the killer.

Iíd love a Marten/Momo pairing but then I canít stand Clare so Marten with anyone else would make me happy.
Iím also realistic enough to know thatís probably never gonna happen.  Oh well, ya canít always get what you want.
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Re: WCDT strips 4421-4425 (21-25th December 2020)
« Reply #127 on: 27 Dec 2020, 23:42 »

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Why is there no thread for the new week ?  :?

And this guest comic is REALLY odd. I wouldnt be surprised if the site got hacked ...
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« Reply #128 on: 28 Dec 2020, 00:05 »

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Why is there no thread for the new week ?  :?

And this guest comic is REALLY odd. I wouldnt be surprised if the site got hacked ...
Mostly because I wasn't sure if we'd be doing more Bembo comics, returning to the regular run, or something else. I'm guessing I'm not alone in that boat.

As for the site getting hacked, really not sure. This feels like something from Jeph's twitter, but I've been out of the loop over there since March or April. Jeph wasn't kidding when he said he block people on twitter for the slightest of things (I have no idea why I got blocked).
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