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Awkward Silence in Secret Bakery! What would you do?

Walk boldy in and make your order because you want croissants now not later
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Try to lighten the mood with some "witty" quip
- 3 (8.1%)
Walk in and pretend that nothing unusual is happening
- 11 (29.7%)
Prove your emotional maturity by walking in and delivering a one-liner solution
- 0 (0%)
Hide outside until the awkward situation has resolved itself
- 3 (8.1%)
Leave and buy supermarket pastries instead
- 1 (2.7%)
Walk in and do something random to break the deadlock
- 3 (8.1%)
Walk boldly in and tell Clinton and Elliot to snap out of it and deal with it when Elliot is not on the clock
- 3 (8.1%)
Other (please specify in the comments)
- 6 (16.2%)

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Author Topic: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)  (Read 5965 times)

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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #50 on: 20 Jan 2021, 19:40 »

Is Renee one o the bakers? I thought she was just the sales clerk with Eliot and Jim did baking...why would a clerk be banned from other bakeries unless their owners are so insecure and jealous of Jim that they refuse to allow someone who's buying baked goods who works for the competition to buy any. It's money that they're kissing goodbye.

Then again, Jim is a great baker and has a connection to good coffee that the others lack...I guess they could have that against Secret Bakery

Renee and Elliot both bake. Padma I don’t know/can’t recall, but she and Faye had a semi-serious duel regarding muffins on one of their first meetings. In the Q.C.verse, loyalty to your baked goods provider is *serious business*.

That and there might be concern about recipe poaching. When McDonalds wanted the recipe for what became the chicken McNuggets, and the original chef wouldn’t sell, they sent researchers to St Louis to eat at the restaurant every day until they deciphered the recipe and the recipe for what became the bbq sauce.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #51 on: 20 Jan 2021, 20:06 »

Yuck.

Now did Elliot do that to Clinton intentionally, or was it a honest "it MIGHT be good" moment?

Gotta have your friends/family taste test before you start selling stuff.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #52 on: 20 Jan 2021, 20:31 »

I'm left wondering how to pronounce Papyrus font...

Surprisingly like Skeletor going by basically every Undertale letsplay.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #53 on: 20 Jan 2021, 22:09 »

Is Renee one o the bakers? I thought she was just the sales clerk with Eliot and Jim did baking...why would a clerk be banned from other bakeries unless their owners are so insecure and jealous of Jim that they refuse to allow someone who's buying baked goods who works for the competition to buy any. It's money that they're kissing goodbye.

Then again, Jim is a great baker and has a connection to good coffee that the others lack...I guess they could have that against Secret Bakery

Renee and Elliot both bake. Padma I don’t know/can’t recall, but she and Faye had a semi-serious duel regarding muffins on one of their first meetings. In the Q.C.verse, loyalty to your baked goods provider is *serious business*.

That makes sense in a roundabout way...so it's really jealousy and a fierce rivalry at play.

That and there might be concern about recipe poaching. When McDonalds wanted the recipe for what became the chicken McNuggets, and the original chef wouldn’t sell, they sent researchers to St Louis to eat at the restaurant every day until they deciphered the recipe and the recipe for what became the bbq sauce.

That wouldn't really work with breads and baked goods, you'd need a spectral analyzer and a lot of money to get the percentages right alongside a lot of batches of baked goods to decipher the recipe...but the fear makes you do irrational things at times.

Gotta have your friends/family taste test before you start selling stuff.

That way you won't get sued if things go wrong ;)
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #54 on: 20 Jan 2021, 22:23 »

This feels like a way better environment for them to be in than a bar in every way to be honest
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #55 on: 20 Jan 2021, 23:06 »

I'm beginning to see a pattern here: Nothing good, for either of them, comes from Clinton sampling Elliot's 'experiments'. Best lay off of this in future, guys.

Gotta have your friends/family taste test before you start selling stuff.

That way you won't get sued if things go wrong ;)

Yeah, you'd  think that, wouldn't you? I'm of a slightly more cynical mindset but we won't go there.


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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #56 on: 21 Jan 2021, 01:35 »

Hhmmm, end of a baguette? Wouldn't that just be a mini petit pain?
Here we'd call it an overbaked pistolet.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #57 on: 21 Jan 2021, 04:54 »

Re recipes:

I’m thinking more like flavor profiles? Like, how annoying would it be if you had a lavender mint shortbread cookie and within a week every cafe in town also had one?
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #58 on: 21 Jan 2021, 05:04 »

Based on the drawing, I'd have called it an overbaked dinner roll.  But like Jeph, I also like the ends, so imagining what two of those with no spread would taste like?  Yeah, Clinton needs something to wash that mouthful down.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #59 on: 21 Jan 2021, 05:47 »

Just FYI... I was getting a broken image on today's comic, and upon going to right-click -> view image, I found out that for some crazy reason Malwarebytes is blocking the image file for today's comic. Was able to force it to display after that, but just wanted to let anyone else know who might have MWB and is wondering why the comic image isn't showing.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #60 on: 21 Jan 2021, 05:53 »

Hmm, maybe it thinks the filename 4444.png is suspicious?
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #61 on: 21 Jan 2021, 18:04 »

Elliot...
Bro...

I've had moments like that.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #62 on: 21 Jan 2021, 18:25 »

I wonder what Clinton means by his 'calculus'? Is he making a pro-con list for dating Elliot?

Daily baking would DEFINITELY be a pro on my list :)
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #63 on: 21 Jan 2021, 18:27 »

Huh. Fig bread. I'll have to try that some time.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #64 on: 21 Jan 2021, 18:31 »

I wonder what Clinton means by his 'calculus'? Is he making a pro-con list for dating Elliot?

Based on his conversation with Claire, it seems that he's still working toward self-acceptance. Seems like it would be at least a tiny bit easier to accept yourself if doing so means you get tasty bread all the time.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #65 on: 21 Jan 2021, 18:49 »

Carbs == contentment :D
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #66 on: 21 Jan 2021, 19:12 »

I was gonna make a pun off of figs and dates, only to find out that they are two entirely different clades (groups). :(
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #67 on: 21 Jan 2021, 20:28 »

Elliot: "I could be your bake slave!"

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Clinton: "Kinky."

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« Reply #68 on: 21 Jan 2021, 20:30 »

I was gonna make a pun off of figs and dates, only to find out that they are two entirely different clades (groups). :(

[Sure, why not? I'll go for the low-hanging fruit.]

You could say Clinton is still fig-uring out this date-ing stuff.

[I'm too tired to be sorry or feel shame for that.]
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #69 on: 21 Jan 2021, 21:38 »

Clinton seems ... intrigued?

Also: DEEP BREATHS, ELLIOT!
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« Reply #70 on: 21 Jan 2021, 23:24 »

Well, I suppose that I can think of shallower reasons for a relationship than 'he makes me tasty treats every day'. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if that's the basis of many a chef's marriage, IRL!

Well, if nothing else, this game plan should help Clinton be less of a beanpole/stick figure after a few months.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #71 on: 22 Jan 2021, 00:16 »

 :lol: 
Anyone else get the feeling that this relationship is going to lurch from one misunderstanding/crisis to the next, over and over again - with heartfelt apologies between crises?   :facepalm:
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #72 on: 22 Jan 2021, 00:59 »

In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if that's the basis of many a chef's marriage, IRL!
Hah! Family is for experimenting on; you marry a chef expecting foie gras and caviar for dinner every day you’re gonna get snail soup and nettle sandwiches.
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« Reply #73 on: 22 Jan 2021, 01:12 »

:lol: 
Anyone else get the feeling that this relationship is going to lurch from one misunderstanding/crisis to the next, over and over again - with heartfelt apologies between crises?   :facepalm:

This was basically how Jeph wrote Doraten so why should he write Clintelliot any differently?
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« Reply #74 on: 22 Jan 2021, 04:11 »

Huh. Fig bread. I'll have to try that some time.

It does exist out there and in two versions: one like banana bread and one like soda or yeast bread...and it varies on how you chop the figs- sliced and placed on the top of the bread, finely minced so they blend into the bread, or smaller chunks that work as a contrast of texture and flavor
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #75 on: 22 Jan 2021, 04:12 »

Jumping back a day....
The "ends of a baguette" things have existed for many many years

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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #76 on: 22 Jan 2021, 04:59 »

I had to look up the word 'fig' again, as apparently I only could think of that other type of figs  :angel:
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« Reply #77 on: 22 Jan 2021, 07:05 »

Jumping back a day....
The "ends of a baguette" things have existed for many many years
Petit Pains

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Hhmmm, end of a baguette? Wouldn't that just be a mini petit pain?
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #78 on: 22 Jan 2021, 07:11 »

Wait, isn't "mini petit pain" kinda redundant?

(granted, it's no "Torpenhow Hill")
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #79 on: 22 Jan 2021, 07:33 »

It was named by someone from Glendale Heights.
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #80 on: 22 Jan 2021, 09:18 »

Elliot: "I could be your bake slave!"

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Clinton: "Kinky."

Roko agrees.
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« Reply #81 on: 22 Jan 2021, 09:23 »

In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if that's the basis of many a chef's marriage, IRL!
Hah! Family is for experimenting on; you marry a chef expecting foie gras and caviar for dinner every day you’re gonna get snail soup and nettle sandwiches.

Oh no! Snails are too tasty to make soup! Just some garlic butter, that's all. Yummy!

(...and I just learned the word "nettle". Des orties, donc...)
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #82 on: 22 Jan 2021, 10:49 »

Jumping back a day....
The "ends of a baguette" things have existed for many many years Petit Pains

(Missed me??  :)  )

Yes/no. They're crusty breads but they're not baguette ends because they're too soft inside. Eliot's trying hard to make something that's not going to work unless he's trying to make them into mini soup bowls.
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« Reply #83 on: 22 Jan 2021, 12:41 »

Clinton, you are the limit!

...

"the energy of the room" is going to be a meme now, isn't it?
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #84 on: 22 Jan 2021, 15:05 »

I'd always assumed Renee was the boss of the Secret Bakery?
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Re: WCDT strips 4441 to 4445 (18th to 22nd January 2021)
« Reply #86 on: 22 Jan 2021, 17:55 »

:lol: 
Anyone else get the feeling that this relationship is going to lurch from one misunderstanding/crisis to the next, over and over again - with heartfelt apologies between crises?   :facepalm:

So... a normal relationship then?

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« Reply #87 on: 22 Jan 2021, 20:09 »

okay so i want more panels for an idea in my head, but hacking this together took me long enough, so we'll see about the rest but here's this at least.

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« Reply #88 on: 22 Jan 2021, 20:11 »

i... probably should address, at one point, why i think it's as funny as it is to me to do, essentially, the same stupid joke over and over again

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« Reply #89 on: 22 Jan 2021, 21:14 »

right, okay i made panel 2

yes there was a panel 3 idea. yes i think it's funny, but also i'm starting to feel weirdly uncomfortable? so i think this is all the questionable edits you get

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« Reply #90 on: 23 Jan 2021, 00:13 »

Just gonna say “thoughtful chewing” face and that pose add up to more strangeness than I think you were going for. Don’t change a thing!
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« Reply #91 on: 23 Jan 2021, 09:55 »

right, okay i made panel 2

yes there was a panel 3 idea. yes i think it's funny, but also i'm starting to feel weirdly uncomfortable? so i think this is all the questionable edits you get



This looks like they're about to do something that's x-rated ;)
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« Reply #92 on: 23 Jan 2021, 13:21 »

In fact, it looks like it might lead to some questionable content.
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« Reply #93 on: 25 Jan 2021, 01:32 »

Jumping back a day....
The "ends of a baguette" things have existed for many many years Petit Pains

(Missed me??  :)  )

Yes/no. They're crusty breads but they're not baguette ends because they're too soft inside. Eliot's trying hard to make something that's not going to work unless he's trying to make them into mini soup bowls.

Well, that depends on how long you bake 'em! :)
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« Reply #94 on: 09 Feb 2021, 21:38 »

On the poll: I would walk in and make my order as normal, not noticing that anything was amiss.

Who knows, maybe that would give them a chance to reset and move on.
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