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WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« on: 16 Jan 2022, 18:11 »

A new week has dawned.


No poll, more an open-ended question: what kind of design are Millie and Beeps getting?


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Poor Emmett. They must REALLY like Sam if they're willing to put themselves into such uncomfortable situations.
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #1 on: 16 Jan 2022, 21:44 »

Wait, are they dating? When did that happen?
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #2 on: 17 Jan 2022, 02:09 »

ah, there's the angelic "BE NOT AFRAID."

and the armored hoodie goes back on. :(
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« Reply #3 on: 17 Jan 2022, 02:36 »

Wait, are they dating? When did that happen?

Well, normally a matching tattoo (or spray in this case) would be indicative of that but, with Beeps and Millie I wouldn't be so sure. It's the sort of thing they'd do because they're platonic BFFs, because 'it sounds fun' or something. Maybe they literally have no idea of the implications and we are going to have a realisation strip later on!

On a related tangent, when was the last time we saw Brun?
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« Reply #4 on: 17 Jan 2022, 03:19 »

Maybe they literally have no idea of the implications and we are going to have a realisation strip later on!

Oh, and maybe then they just shrug and say "let's date, that actually sounds fun".
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« Reply #6 on: 17 Jan 2022, 04:49 »

Wait, are they dating? When did that happen?

Not necessarily.  I have one friend who was thinking of getting a matching one with a former flatmate.
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #7 on: 17 Jan 2022, 08:23 »

Wait, are they dating? When did that happen?

Not necessarily.  I have one friend who was thinking of getting a matching one with a former flatmate.

Ditto. Me and my best friend from high school almost got matching faction symbols. But we both chickened out.
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #8 on: 17 Jan 2022, 12:04 »

Well, normally a matching tattoo (or spray in this case) would be indicative of that but, with Beeps and Millie I wouldn't be so sure. It's the sort of thing they'd do because they're platonic BFFs, because 'it sounds fun' or something. Maybe they literally have no idea of the implications and we are going to have a realisation strip later on!

On a related tangent, when was the last time we saw Brun?


I think we last saw Brun here
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« Reply #9 on: 17 Jan 2022, 15:36 »

My vote in the not-poll:
Dancing skeletons. Puking knives, That are on fire.
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« Reply #10 on: 17 Jan 2022, 17:47 »

Maybe they literally have no idea of the implications and we are going to have a realisation strip later on!

Oh, and maybe then they just shrug and say "let's date, that actually sounds fun".

I mean, doing everything associated with dating up to and including making ill-considered body art purchases declaring their connection without realizing it would be entirely in character for Beeps and Mille.
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« Reply #11 on: 17 Jan 2022, 18:29 »

New comic.

Having a space telescope tattoo/spray would be quite cool.
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« Reply #12 on: 17 Jan 2022, 19:02 »

I've been out of social media since Orkut, except for WhatsApp, that's useful in my job, and some internet forums, and I feel like I'm not losing much.
Also, few years back, I considered tattooing the symbol of a vacuum tube (a penthode, to be more specific). Glad I didn't.
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #13 on: 17 Jan 2022, 21:22 »

Maybe they literally have no idea of the implications and we are going to have a realisation strip later on!

Oh, and maybe then they just shrug and say "let's date, that actually sounds fun".

I mean, doing everything associated with dating up to and including making ill-considered body art purchases declaring their connection without realizing it would be entirely in character for Beeps and Mille.


Beeps and Mille fit in well with the rest of the characters in this comic then! - some of whom are notoriously oblivious at times   :-D
"Slow-burn realisations" are a thing (a funny thing!) with Jeph's characters.
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« Reply #14 on: 17 Jan 2022, 23:53 »

I've been out of social media since Orkut, except for WhatsApp, that's useful in my job, and some internet forums, and I feel like I'm not losing much.
Also, few years back, I considered tattooing the symbol of a vacuum tube (a penthode, to be more specific). Glad I didn't.

The only non-forum social media site that's even really worth visiting is tumblr. It's a damn sight easier to curate your experience on it than most of the others I've tried. And a sizable chunk of what's on the other ones (especially tiktok) is lifted directly from tumblr[1]. It's just a shame that the new owner(s) is/are trying to broker a deal to bring in new users through Disney and other fandom promises[2].

[1] Yes, I'm aware there's several screen caps of tweets on tumblr. That one's probably a more even exchange between the two. Possibly imbalanced when considering most of the more annoying tumblrites migrating to twitter after the 2017 tumblr titty ban. And they're rehashing 2015 tumblr discourse.
[2] I don't have all of the details, but   source: The New Yorker

EDIT: Seperated out the pertinent info ftom the blog post it took too long to find during break.
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« Reply #15 on: 18 Jan 2022, 00:00 »

I've said this elsewhere but my enjoyment of social media is directly proportional to the degree of moderation. Frankly, I have to avoid the comments section on even major commercial sites because they're essentially city-sized landfills that have been on fire for 20 years.
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« Reply #16 on: 18 Jan 2022, 06:39 »

As a Canadian I never really notice there is an accent untill it is literally spelled out in front of you. It looks weird but I understand everything the way it is spelt.
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« Reply #17 on: 18 Jan 2022, 11:25 »

You are aware that there isn't just one generic Canadian accent, I hope.  There are many regional ones.
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« Reply #18 on: 18 Jan 2022, 11:53 »

I work with someone from Alberta and she sounds to me exactly like she’s from Wisconsin. :psyduck:
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« Reply #19 on: 18 Jan 2022, 18:21 »

New comic.

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« Reply #20 on: 18 Jan 2022, 18:43 »

That's the thing about dehydration and heat exhaustion. They both sneak up on you and suddenly lay you out.

Also a couple pinches of salt can be extremely beneficial if you've been moving and/or sweating a lot and drinking only water all day and have had little to no food.
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« Reply #21 on: 18 Jan 2022, 18:47 »

Where I live 27 °C isn't hot at all.
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« Reply #22 on: 18 Jan 2022, 19:04 »

They'd better not be trying to give Emmett conversion therapy!


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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #23 on: 18 Jan 2022, 20:04 »

The answer to Emmett's final question is "one", to a close approximation.
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #24 on: 18 Jan 2022, 20:19 »

Where I live 27 °C isn't hot at all.

Hard pass for me then.

I'd rather be cold than hot.
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #25 on: 18 Jan 2022, 20:53 »

Hard pass for me then.

I'd rather be cold than hot.


Ditto. If you're cold, you can bundle yourself up until you look like a marshmallow and no one will bat an eye. If you're hot, there's only so many layers of clothing you can take off before people start yelling.
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« Reply #26 on: 18 Jan 2022, 23:32 »

Maybe it's true that comfort is mostly in the head. So long as Emmett didn't know and understand that it was hot, they could fool themself that it wasn't hot.
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« Reply #27 on: 19 Jan 2022, 00:54 »

Maybe it's true that comfort is mostly in the head. So long as Emmett didn't know and understand that it was hot, they could fool themself that it wasn't hot.

right up until they actually fell over, which was apparently imminent...
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #28 on: 19 Jan 2022, 09:25 »

Why do they have a fan without a cover? I'm beginning to think that safety isn't one of their strengths.
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« Reply #29 on: 19 Jan 2022, 10:38 »

It might have been in their pile of 'dismantle for scrap' appliances.
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #30 on: 19 Jan 2022, 11:24 »

Re: the text under the comic: are those Gregorian or sidereal years?
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #31 on: 19 Jan 2022, 14:18 »

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Wassat in meters?

Ooh this is bringing back memories of having to figure out what was meant by "miles", out of 12 different possibilities.
Only around 8 kilometers difference (thats...5... miles? ) - hours of Funfun funfunfunfun! :grumpypuss:
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« Reply #32 on: 19 Jan 2022, 19:05 »

Quote from: Emmett
Wassat in meters?

Ooh this is bringing back memories of having to figure out what was meant by "miles", out of 12 different possibilities.
Only around 8 kilometers difference (thats...5... miles? ) - hours of Funfun funfunfunfun! :grumpypuss:

I read the quoted part of your post out loud for whatever reason and it finally hit me why "Wassat" was bugging me so much. I actually do say 'wassat' when saying 'what's that' out loud, though there is a hint of a th in there.

Whenever I do km/mi conversions I have reference numbers I go by. If it's miles to km, I just take 60% of the miles (it's not the 0.62 needed for an accurate number, but it's close enough). For km to miles, I know that 5km is a tad over 3mi, so I go up from there. So 10km=6mi, 50km=30mi, etc. Even in four digit distances, it's only a 20mi deviation per 1000km, so for ballparking it works out fine.
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #33 on: 19 Jan 2022, 19:19 »

Oof, I feel Emmett in that last panel. I want to be a tree, personally.
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« Reply #34 on: 19 Jan 2022, 19:34 »

I'm sure Emmett would like to believe that, but I'm of the strong opinion that dogs (and their wild ancestors) have the full/same emotional range we do.
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« Reply #35 on: 19 Jan 2022, 20:17 »

Maybe it's true that comfort is mostly in the head. So long as Emmett didn't know and understand that it was hot, they could fool themself that it wasn't hot.

A pleasant and comforting notion fore sure, but sadly one that is easily refuted. I've worked a myriad of jobs and can tell you if you're outside or the HVAC system is terrible, a hot day will mess people over regardless of their awareness of the temperature.
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« Reply #36 on: 19 Jan 2022, 20:18 »

I'm sure Emmett would like to believe that, but I'm of the strong opinion that dogs (and their wild ancestors) have the full/same emotional range we do.

They can get quite a few of the same mental health disorders as humans too.
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« Reply #37 on: 19 Jan 2022, 20:39 »

Where I live 27 °C isn't hot at all.

27 C is nice hoodie weather imo. Unless I'm standing in direct sunlight... but in the shade or inside, sure. I probably wouldn't have a long sleeve tee on underneath it though, just a tank or singlet.

Hard pass for me then.

I'd rather be cold than hot.

Ditto. If you're cold, you can bundle yourself up until you look like a marshmallow and no one will bat an eye. If you're hot, there's only so many layers of clothing you can take off before people start yelling.

So many people say this but it's zero comfort to me in winter. It doesn't matter how much extra clothing I bundle up in (including gloves, scarf and multiple hats!), I will still be too cold unless I'm either in the shower or under the covers in bed. Not being able to get warm all winter long is way worse than being too hot in summer for me. We don't even have particularly bad winters here from an objective perspective. Perhaps I need to move to the tropics.
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« Reply #38 on: 20 Jan 2022, 09:06 »

I'm sure Emmett would like to believe that, but I'm of the strong opinion that dogs (and their wild ancestors) have the full/same emotional range we do.

Dogs show joy and fear and anger, and when I visited a sanctuary for rescued wolves, the staff told me about grief. Howling is routine and they know what it normally sounds like. One of their wolves died of natural causes and the humans were excruciated by the pain in his widow's howl.
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« Reply #39 on: 20 Jan 2022, 09:16 »

Oof, I'm trying not to project onto Emmett here, but this sounds like dysphoria could be involved. I suffer from severe social anxiety, and I never quite understood why my anxiety isn't about embarassing myself or anything like that, but instead about just being seen or noticed makes me feel very uncomfortable.

It was only with realising I'm definitely not cis (so at 26), that I understood that what is so uncomfortable is being seen as "a man".

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« Reply #40 on: 20 Jan 2022, 15:39 »

Oof, I'm trying not to project onto Emmett here, but this sounds like dysphoria could be involved.

Oh good, so I am not the only person who had the thought. I got the exact same vibe.
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« Reply #41 on: 20 Jan 2022, 18:25 »

New comic. Puberty is really a metamorphosis.
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« Reply #42 on: 20 Jan 2022, 18:40 »

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« Reply #43 on: 20 Jan 2022, 20:26 »

Oddly enough, the only larvae I can think of that's fully reliant on their parents/family are social insects. With most of those examples being from Hymenoptera.
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« Reply #44 on: 20 Jan 2022, 20:40 »

This is true.

I really wish that I could have spent it in a cocoon.
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« Reply #45 on: 20 Jan 2022, 20:52 »

"I'd rather be this walking metamorphosis, than having that old pre-made opinion on everything"
Roughly the translation of part of a song called "metamorfose ambulante"
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« Reply #46 on: 20 Jan 2022, 21:47 »

Faye and Bubbles may have incompatible ideas on starting a family ("WE ARE WORKING ON THAT TECHNOLOGY"). They should talk this through.
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« Reply #47 on: 20 Jan 2022, 23:02 »

I consider this strip as a reminder about why we'll never see any of the characters in QC start a family in the conventional biological way. It's because Jeph dislikes babies to the point where it's close to a phobic aversion and, because of that, he cannot draw or write them at all.

That isn't a criticism; we all have weird quirks after all. However, it is something that people need to bear in mind when addressing their own expectations for the future of the strip.

This aside, I think that Sam and Emmett are very, very cute together. They are very obviously deeply into a puppy-crush. Sam, at least, doesn't know it.
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« Reply #48 on: 20 Jan 2022, 23:14 »

Quote from: Emmett
Wassat in meters?

Ooh this is bringing back memories of having to figure out what was meant by "miles", out of 12 different possibilities.
Only around 8 kilometers difference (thats...5... miles? ) - hours of Funfun funfunfunfun! :grumpypuss:

I read the quoted part of your post out loud for whatever reason and it finally hit me why "Wassat" was bugging me so much. I actually do say 'wassat' when saying 'what's that' out loud, though there is a hint of a th in there.

Whenever I do km/mi conversions I have reference numbers I go by. If it's miles to km, I just take 60% of the miles (it's not the 0.62 needed for an accurate number, but it's close enough). For km to miles, I know that 5km is a tad over 3mi, so I go up from there. So 10km=6mi, 50km=30mi, etc. Even in four digit distances, it's only a 20mi deviation per 1000km, so for ballparking it works out fine.

I do something similar for inches to centimeters; 65in = 165cm.
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Re: WCDT Jan 17th - Jan 21st (4701-4705)
« Reply #49 on: 21 Jan 2022, 07:03 »

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Wassat in meters?

Ooh this is bringing back memories of having to figure out what was meant by "miles", out of 12 different possibilities.
Only around 8 kilometers difference (thats...5... miles? ) - hours of Funfun funfunfunfun! :grumpypuss:

I read the quoted part of your post out loud for whatever reason and it finally hit me why "Wassat" was bugging me so much. I actually do say 'wassat' when saying 'what's that' out loud, though there is a hint of a th in there.

Whenever I do km/mi conversions I have reference numbers I go by. If it's miles to km, I just take 60% of the miles (it's not the 0.62 needed for an accurate number, but it's close enough). For km to miles, I know that 5km is a tad over 3mi, so I go up from there. So 10km=6mi, 50km=30mi, etc. Even in four digit distances, it's only a 20mi deviation per 1000km, so for ballparking it works out fine.

I do something similar for inches to centimeters; 65in = 165cm.

Oddly enough, speeds, distances, and temps have never been any issue for me, but weights and especially liquid I have never been able to fully internalize. From lbs to kg is OK (mostly because we also have the 500-g pound, close enough to the lbs) but anything on ounces/gallons to mL is a disaster and I've given up on it.
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