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WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« on: 05 Sep 2021, 18:42 »

Once again, it is Monday.


See Marigold, this is why people ask advice from strangers on Reddit. Then at least you get an answer that doesn't acknowledge your weak points.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #1 on: 05 Sep 2021, 18:48 »

In my experience, the best strategy is to ask Reddit for advice, then do the exact opposite.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #2 on: 05 Sep 2021, 18:50 »

As in, Yoga with this Willow?
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #3 on: 05 Sep 2021, 19:08 »

As in, Yoga with this Willow?

Would be neat if it was. :D

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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #4 on: 05 Sep 2021, 19:09 »

As in, Yoga with this Willow?


That does sound like it would be right up Willow Dragonfang's alley!
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #5 on: 05 Sep 2021, 19:38 »

As in, Yoga with this Willow?
I assumed it would be. I guess we'll find out, but I'd be surprised if Jeph went to the touble of name-dropping an established character (who seems like very much the type for this role) and then having it be a different Willow.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #6 on: 05 Sep 2021, 19:52 »

As in, Yoga with this Willow?

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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #7 on: 05 Sep 2021, 20:44 »

If it is that Willow, then Marigold automatically has less excuses - like, "I'm the wrong build"! or "I'm not supple enough!" - because if anyone in this comic matches Marigold's build, it's Willow...
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« Reply #8 on: 05 Sep 2021, 22:58 »

If Willow's there, then Iris is there. If Iris is there, Marigold should prepare for INTENSE GRUMPY GOBLIN
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #9 on: 05 Sep 2021, 23:18 »

they can have a goblin-off.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #10 on: 05 Sep 2021, 23:20 »

As in, Yoga with this Willow?

Yes, we've entered the 'new character utilisation' phase where Jeph starts casting around for ways in which he can integrate new characters with the existing ones by giving them 'coincidentally' conveniently intersecting occupations. We've already seen Yemisi as Pintsize Mk2's fashion adviser. Now Willow is going to become Marigold's fitness adviser.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #11 on: 06 Sep 2021, 00:17 »

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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #12 on: 06 Sep 2021, 00:49 »

If Willow's there, then Iris is there.

I don't see Iris as the type to do (or, indeed, have any physical need to do) yoga.
If she's there, it's purely to provide snark. Possibly to counter any potential snark directed at Willow, or maybe she provides the unique selling point for this particular brand of yoga. "Normal" is not always what you think...

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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #13 on: 06 Sep 2021, 01:31 »

I'm guessing it is the same Willow, only because we saw her so recently, so it's not the same as Claire the witch.  Also, randomly-introduced characters in this strip, especially female ones, have a tendency to blow up rapidly in importance.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #14 on: 06 Sep 2021, 06:37 »

they can have a goblin off

May and Iris in a cyber goblin off!
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #15 on: 06 Sep 2021, 08:46 »

It's nice seeing a functioning Hannelore.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #16 on: 06 Sep 2021, 10:10 »

When someone says "That sounds normal" in this comic I expect something wacky to happen.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #17 on: 06 Sep 2021, 10:47 »

When someone says "That sounds normal" in this comic I expect something wacky to happen.
It is, in fact, perfectly normal yoga. Itís the instructor and/or venue thatís weird. This is NoHo: normal, cheap, good; pick two only.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #18 on: 06 Sep 2021, 18:16 »

Comics up.

Ah, May. Never change.

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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #19 on: 06 Sep 2021, 18:38 »

Careful with those May, you'll poke someone's eye out.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #20 on: 06 Sep 2021, 20:58 »

I wonder whether Aurelia would mind?  Marigold might be able to sell Aurelia fleshlights for a mint if she signs off.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #21 on: 06 Sep 2021, 21:24 »

I might be alone in this.

Panels one and two, May was surprised and delighted that Marigold took up yoga so fast.
Panel three, May doesn't know what Marigold is talking about.
Panel four, deer-in-headlights trying to think.

I think the fleshlight was something May came up with on the spur of the moment.  IMO, she was expecting the yoga to be more of a fight and didn't actually have anything else.  (If May could empathize about anything it would be body-dysmorphia.)
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #22 on: 06 Sep 2021, 23:10 »

May, no.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #24 on: 07 Sep 2021, 12:47 »

I might be alone in this.

Panels one and two, May was surprised and delighted that Marigold took up yoga so fast.
Panel three, May doesn't know what Marigold is talking about.
Panel four, deer-in-headlights trying to think.

I think the fleshlight was something May came up with on the spur of the moment.  IMO, she was expecting the yoga to be more of a fight and didn't actually have anything else.  (If May could empathize about anything it would be body-dysmorphia.)


I felt that May's expressions were a toss-up between 'crap, I don't have any more ideas' and 'oh, I HAVE ideas, I'm just wondering if you can handle them right now'.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #25 on: 07 Sep 2021, 12:50 »

Maybe May is trying to soften her up for a more realistic merchandising pitch?  Burger Oni dakimakura, perhaps?
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #26 on: 07 Sep 2021, 17:45 »

They're already doing a dakimakura.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #27 on: 07 Sep 2021, 18:37 »

Comic's up.

"Nothin' ventured, nothin' jizzed in." That line will stick in my head for many years to come :D

It's pretty normal for people to do product placement etc. "This video is sponsored by <company name here>. They make <2 - 3 minute product blurb here>. Find a discount code in the video description below!"
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #28 on: 07 Sep 2021, 19:28 »

Nothing wrong with "selling out" so long as content doesn't decline and the creator doesn't just coast on their recognition.  Makers and creators gotta earn a living somehow.
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« Reply #29 on: 07 Sep 2021, 19:34 »

If the integrity of your content is unaffected, then by definition, it is not selling out.
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« Reply #30 on: 07 Sep 2021, 20:37 »

Comic's up.

"Nothin' ventured, nothin' jizzed in." That line will stick in my head for many years to come :D

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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #31 on: 08 Sep 2021, 02:00 »

just saying, there's definitely a reason why the dominant player in the semi-pro art field right now is named for a (trademarkable) misspelling of "patron".
(because for the longest time, rich people were the only ones who could afford to commission art.)
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« Reply #32 on: 08 Sep 2021, 06:45 »

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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #33 on: 08 Sep 2021, 11:24 »

The thing is, if she's making more than enough money already, what's the point in adding more merchandise?  (Other than pleasing the fans, anyway.)
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #34 on: 08 Sep 2021, 12:17 »

To make yet even more money, so May can buy her jet with her (legitimately earned) cut of the proceeds.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #35 on: 08 Sep 2021, 18:13 »

New comic.

I'm sure some people are into that.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #36 on: 08 Sep 2021, 18:39 »

Hanners: "Yoga mats for everybody!"

Everyone: "Wat."

May: "I heard about the rug burn thing from Sven."

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« Reply #37 on: 08 Sep 2021, 21:06 »

The thing is, if she's making more than enough money already, what's the point in adding more merchandise?  (Other than pleasing the fans, anyway.)

Residual income?
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« Reply #38 on: 08 Sep 2021, 22:25 »

The thing is, if she's making more than enough money already, what's the point in adding more merchandise?  (Other than pleasing the fans, anyway.)

As Marigold's business manager, one of May's jobs is to help her make even more money!
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #39 on: 08 Sep 2021, 22:32 »

"Self-esteem undetectable with current technology."

Yup. Still true.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #40 on: 08 Sep 2021, 23:31 »

Regarding today's strip, am I the only one getting the impression that May reflexively searches "Can I have sex using..." every time she encounters something? I suspect that, if she and Sven ever get back together, she's going to have a long 'to-do' list.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #41 on: 09 Sep 2021, 18:05 »

Yoga mats? May clearly wants there to be sex mats.

( a matched set of fuck mats would make a lovely gift )
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« Reply #42 on: 09 Sep 2021, 18:24 »

Comics up.

Good luck, Marigold....

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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #43 on: 09 Sep 2021, 18:40 »

Hi, Willow!

Also, Marigold is not wearing her glasses. Will that increase her chances of tripping over the instructor's gong?
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #44 on: 09 Sep 2021, 21:15 »

Did Jeph just start drawing Marigold differently? It took me a second to realize that was her. It's not just the lack of glasses. She looks skinnier.
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« Reply #45 on: 09 Sep 2021, 21:22 »

She looks like a younger version of herself.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #46 on: 09 Sep 2021, 21:29 »

Hi, Willow!

Also, Marigold is not wearing her glasses. Will that increase her chances of tripping over the instructor's gong?

I always took off my glasses when I was doing yoga. Super not worth the hassle of keeping them on.
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #47 on: 09 Sep 2021, 21:38 »

Did Jeph just start drawing Marigold differently? It took me a second to realize that was her. It's not just the lack of glasses. She looks skinnier.

Yeah, it's super pronounced in panel 2 especially. My guess is that's just one of those "hand does something you don't notice until you've posted the comic and it's really not worth the hour of work it would take to fix" things.
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« Reply #48 on: 09 Sep 2021, 21:46 »

Would the fleshlights be called "Burger Yoni"?
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Re: WCDT Sep 6th - Sep 10th (4606-4610)
« Reply #49 on: 09 Sep 2021, 22:14 »

Did Jeph just start drawing Marigold differently? It took me a second to realize that was her. It's not just the lack of glasses. She looks skinnier.

I was wondering the exact same thing. It's reminiscent of Clinton getting an attractiveness upgrade prior to dating Elliot.

He should have waited till after the yoga sessions.

On a related note, it's remarkable how much impact such subtle changes can have.

I went and photoshopped out Marigold's glasses, just so that I could make the comparison better. But it doesn't seem to let me upload here.
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