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Author Topic: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)  (Read 4494 times)

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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #50 on: 10 Feb 2022, 18:28 »

Comic's up.

Now I want to play a D&D game that is DM'ed by Roko.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #51 on: 10 Feb 2022, 20:27 »

Comic's up.

Now I want to play a D&D game that is DM'ed by Roko.

Same.

It'd be interesting to see where her knack for narrative pursuits takes her.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #52 on: 10 Feb 2022, 21:37 »

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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #53 on: 11 Feb 2022, 00:36 »

ship ship ship ship shipshipshipshipSHIPHIPSHIPSHIP SHIP SHIP SHIP SHIP
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #54 on: 11 Feb 2022, 01:16 »

I'm just trying to work out where this is going. Is Roko's teasing going to turn into flirting (or at least something Yay interprets as such)? Or, in a real twist, will Yay run into a Dave from Accounting whilst getting a relaxing tea to sniff from CoD and we are all going to be left wondering if Roko can see the future?
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #55 on: 11 Feb 2022, 03:45 »


Now I want to play a D&D game that is DM'ed by Roko.

Ditto.

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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #56 on: 11 Feb 2022, 04:20 »


Now I want to play a D&D game that is DM'ed by Roko.

Ditto.

Yeah, hard same. I think she'd be a very good GM.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #57 on: 11 Feb 2022, 07:43 »

Ah, some good old-fashioned, back-and-forth, QC-style banter! - Trouble is, Roko is good at it, but Yay apparently hasn't grasped the rules yet  :laugh:
( Hint for Yay: There are no rules, don't bother trying to understand them  :-D )
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #58 on: 11 Feb 2022, 07:56 »

Spaghetti strap top, cargo pants. What message is Yay trying to send here?
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #59 on: 11 Feb 2022, 08:32 »

I think I know Dave from accounting.

Hopefully, Yay is processing negative emotions rather than preparing future strategies.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #60 on: 11 Feb 2022, 09:47 »

"Rocks fall.  Everyone dies."

(If anyone can make that happen, Yay can)   :-P
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #61 on: 11 Feb 2022, 09:48 »

Dave from accounting has put zero points into Sense Motive.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #62 on: 11 Feb 2022, 12:53 »

Not necessarily. People often don’t roll out unless they think that they need to. And of “Dave” has a crush on Yay already, he may just go with wishful thinking.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #63 on: 12 Feb 2022, 00:25 »

I'm just trying to work out where this is going.

Does it need to go anywhere? Silly banter like this is what QC does best - like all of the strips of various members of the cast riffing on a random subject at Coffee of Doom.

Spaghetti strap top, cargo pants. What message is Yay trying to send here?


Is this considered an odd pairing elsewhere? It didn't stand out to me.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #64 on: 12 Feb 2022, 01:46 »

I'm just trying to work out where this is going.

Does it need to go anywhere? Silly banter like this is what QC does best - like all of the strips of various members of the cast riffing on a random subject at Coffee of Doom.

Well, yes, it does. Randomness without any pay-off is a turn-off to me.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #65 on: 12 Feb 2022, 09:51 »

You must have skipped, like, the first 500 strips then.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #66 on: 12 Feb 2022, 11:59 »

I like the randomness. Reminds me of talking nonsense with friends.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #67 on: 12 Feb 2022, 14:04 »

You must have skipped, like, the first 500 strips then.

Read them, didn't like them (Yes, I have the printed volumes). When actual stories started being told was when I think that this strip found its magic. Magic that has increasingly been lost in the last couple of years.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #68 on: 12 Feb 2022, 20:17 »

You do realise that in real life, there's no "going somewhere" right? Things just happen. Narrative is a lie we humans tack onto events to make sense of them, but it doesn't actually exist.

People have conversations, often silly and "pointless" ones. Cos they're fun.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #69 on: 12 Feb 2022, 21:09 »

Sadly, the way life works, I do think that I'm going somewhere, and in a handbasket noless.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #70 on: 12 Feb 2022, 21:31 »

Sadly, the way life works, I do think that I'm going somewhere, and in a handbasket noless.

This handbasket is crowded...
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #71 on: 12 Feb 2022, 23:24 »

You do realise that in real life, there's no "going somewhere" right?

Yes, I do. You do realise that this isn't real life but fiction for entertainment, don't you?
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #72 on: 13 Feb 2022, 03:16 »

Honestly, the "random" friendly banter is never pointless regardless of whether it's plot-relevant, because it shows and develops the characters' relationships for the audience. Penny eventually getting less (understandably) prickly and joining in the verbal shenanigans with her coworkers, the CoD crew going on wacky tangents with each other and clearly enjoying each other's company rather than just getting through a work day together, the various ways different characters would respond to getting teased, etc. And I've always found it enjoyable just seeing these friends act like friends as they made zillions of indie music references that sailed right over my head. I started reading when I saw mention of Faye's Big Reveal on some internet list and felt intrigued by the promise of serious depth and drama, and of course I enjoy seeing plotlines unfold, but I've stuck around all this time for the characters. [Marge Simpson] I just think they're neat. [/Marge Simpson]
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #73 on: 13 Feb 2022, 11:34 »

Also, it may be because I've been vicariously watching a lot of Star Trek Voyager of late (I know someone who's seeing it for the first time, and streaming it), but I'm hearing a lot of "irritated Jeri Ryan" in Yay's latest lines.
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #74 on: 13 Feb 2022, 12:49 »

Spaghetti strap top, cargo pants. What message is Yay trying to send here?

Pragmatism can be hot?
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #75 on: 13 Feb 2022, 14:02 »

"I am exploring my style"?
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #76 on: 13 Feb 2022, 18:38 »

Have that few of the forumites tried jersey sheets?
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Re: WCDT Feb 7th to Feb 11th, 2022 (pages 4716 to 4720)
« Reply #77 on: 13 Feb 2022, 20:37 »

Have that few of the forumites tried jersey sheets?
Didn't vote in the poll but I've never heard of them. Google tells me they are sold here though.

You must have skipped, like, the first 500 strips then.

Read them, didn't like them (Yes, I have the printed volumes). When actual stories started being told was when I think that this strip found its magic. Magic that has increasingly been lost in the last couple of years.
I didn't enjoy most of the first 500 strips either. If the comic had continued in that vein I probably wouldn't have kept reading. Luckily it was already up to the lake house arc by the time I found it.

But I also don't think the magic has gone out of the strip in the last few years. I'm still interested to discover where Jeph will take the Roko & Yay storyline, May & Dale working for Marigold, Elliot & Clinton's relationship, Claire's ambition, Pintsize's new body, Aurelia's story, etc. 

I don't mind if we take a bit of a meandering route to get there. In fact I'd be happy to meander past some of the characters that we haven't seen for a while (ie. Sven, Brun, Renee, etc). I think it's always going to feel slow when 1 day in the comic takes up weeks or even months of time in real life. Perhaps the stories that Jeph is choosing to tell these days just aren't interesting to you. That's cool, not everything is for everyone.
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