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If Questionable content were a genre of anime with the same characters, what would you want it to be?

shonen [Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Z, Eyeshield 21]
shoujo [Sailor Moon, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club]
seinen [One-Punch Man, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Black Lagoon]
josei [Michiko & Hatchin, Paradise Kiss, Princess Jellyfish]
ecchi [Kill la Kill, High School of the Dead, Ebichu]
harem [Tenchi Muyo, Ouran High School Host Club]
isekai [Escaflowne, Ascendance of a Bookworm, Spirited Away, Digimon Adventure]
mecha [Gundam, PATLABOR, Armored Trooper VOTOMS]
Slice of Life (feels like cheating with this one)
Kodomomuke [Pokemon, Doraemon, Hamtaro]
Iyashikei [Laid-Back Camp, When Marni Was There, Girls' Last Tour]
Other
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I only left off one. It starts with an "h".

QC already has elements of seinen, josei, and slice of life but I was wondering what sorts of other anime genre it might be interesting to drop these characters into. Feel free to include any specific subgenres when picking. I included examples of each to help those unfamiliar with all of the genres and definitely didn't have to look a list of genre examples[1].

One of my votes is going to be 'mecha' mostly because seeing Martin respond to characters like Coconna and Vanilla from VOTOMS would be funny.

[1] I knew/knew of 26 of these, just not specific classifications for all of them

EDIT: And elements of iyashikei to a degree with both Bubbles' main storyline and Roko's body dysmorphia.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #1 on: 25 Apr 2022, 03:38 »

All of these have subgenres that correspond to the traditional Western genres of fiction.

A horror kodomomuke would be GeGeGe no Kitarō, whereas a horror seinen would be Elfen Lied[1] or Biomeat. Not sure if Neon Genesis Evangelion counts as horror mecha or not.

[1] This one is VERY MUCH upsetting to watch, and it's not just the graphic violence.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #2 on: 25 Apr 2022, 05:23 »

Hey, I have a badge that says 'I love anal' on it!

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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #3 on: 25 Apr 2022, 05:47 »

Well, that's interesting nightshirts...

I'm still hoping Yay turns up.

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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #4 on: 25 Apr 2022, 06:55 »

In which category  of anime is Grendizer?
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #5 on: 25 Apr 2022, 06:58 »

Beeps is just so oblivious. It might be she never read what's written on those pajamas...
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #6 on: 25 Apr 2022, 07:11 »

"Other" because I really couldn't tell you what any of these are.
I only saw occasional bits of Sailor Moon and Dragon ball Z in passing because my kids were watching them.
I only saw a few scenes from Ghost In The Shell as an animation example during an Animation/Graphics class.
That's pretty much the extent of my knowledge on the subject.

...And Beeps seems kind of casual about her choice of "sentiments" expressed on her night attire! Has working in a sex toy factory completely burned out her capacity to be surprised by human sexual foibles?  :-D
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #7 on: 25 Apr 2022, 07:14 »

If you focus on Elliot/Clinton you could do Yaoi.

About today's comic.  I really love Roko's face in panel 5.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #8 on: 25 Apr 2022, 10:19 »

In which category  of anime is Grendizer?

Mecha.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #9 on: 25 Apr 2022, 13:51 »

....kind of casual about her choice of "sentiments" expressed on her night attire!
With no excretory or other biological functions connected with orifices at the base of the torso - if indeed there are any, and from an engineering point of view its not a smart idea to have them there - the associations for AIs ought to be utterly different from human.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #10 on: 25 Apr 2022, 13:58 »

"Other" because I really couldn't tell you what any of these are.
I only saw occasional bits of Sailor Moon and Dragon ball Z in passing because my kids were watching them.
I only saw a few scenes from Ghost In The Shell as an animation example during an Animation/Graphics class.
That's pretty much the extent of my knowledge on the subject.

...And Beeps seems kind of casual about her choice of "sentiments" expressed on her night attire! Has working in a sex toy factory completely burned out her capacity to be surprised by human sexual foibles?  ;D


... What they said. I'm not into manga at all :)
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #11 on: 25 Apr 2022, 14:31 »

In which category  of anime is Grendizer?

Looking up images of it, I'm going to go with 'mecha'. Some of the anime genres overlap with eachother (especially mecha). Escaflowne is another mecha anime that fits into other genres (isekai, shoujo).

Is that the same artist as Mazinger Z?

EDIT: typo correction plus another example of genre mashup.

EDIT 2: Ah, right. Sarcasm.
[Was legitimately too tired to process the concept.]
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #12 on: 25 Apr 2022, 18:21 »

New comic.

I never thought to see Melon with a crank in her head, but there you go.

Did a quick check to see which PJs Roko is wearing - she went for the pink version. The text is in mirror image on panel 3.

Is that a picture of Beeps with her creche mates in the background?
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #13 on: 25 Apr 2022, 19:54 »

I have no idea about manga or anime (except for Princess Mononoke and Akira and Serial Experiments Laine) but is this "I love Java" that says on Roko's shirt?!
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #14 on: 25 Apr 2022, 19:57 »

Did a quick check to see which PJs Roko is wearing - she went for the pink version. The text is in mirror image on panel 3.
In all the panels where it's visible. I'm pretty sure this means Roko put it on inside out to try to cover up the message. [Edit: I actually just noticed that you can also see the tag sticking out the back in panel 2. So yes, she's wearing it inside out.]
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Is that a picture of Beeps with her creche mates in the background?
Appears to be - it's titled Creche 2021472 <something> with "Hello!" written underneath. Probably a creche graduation picture.

I have no idea about manga or anime but is this "I love Java" that says on Roko's shirt?!
Noooo. Have a look at the last panel of the previous comic. As noted above, she's wearing it inside out.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #15 on: 25 Apr 2022, 19:59 »

I hadn't notiteced this, but that's what makes it evil, then. Turn something nice into something evil inadvertently.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #16 on: 25 Apr 2022, 20:19 »

Ah, inside out! That makes sense. Good job on spotting the little tag :)
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« Reply #17 on: 25 Apr 2022, 20:30 »

I have no idea about manga or anime (except for Princess Mononoke and Akira and Serial Experiments Laine) but is this "I love Java" that says on Roko's shirt?!

The first two are seinen, and I think Serial Experiments Laine is too (I still need to watch it).

EDIT: combined a double-post

If you focus on Elliot/Clinton you could do Yaoi.

About today's comic.  I really love Roko's face in panel 5.

..... I specifically left hentai off the list, but I'm guessing you mean for ecchi?
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #18 on: 25 Apr 2022, 20:36 »

The last panel of today reminds me of me in high school. I often had a variety of odd items in my possession, and whenever one would prove of use and I took it out, someone would say something along the lines of, "Why do you have that with you?" To which I would reply, "In case of this exact situation."
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #19 on: 26 Apr 2022, 02:31 »

Anyone else imagining a music box rendition of Pop Goes the Weasel playing as Beeps turns the crank in Melon's head, or am I just super tired?
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #20 on: 26 Apr 2022, 03:25 »

No, but now I'm imagining a Jack-In-The-Box. Disturbing mental image!
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« Reply #21 on: 26 Apr 2022, 03:57 »

No, but now I'm imagining a Jack-In-The-Box. Disturbing mental image!
Melon!Jack is vastly more erudite and coherent than big Melon, somehow, despite clearly being 100% wood and cloth.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #22 on: 26 Apr 2022, 04:10 »

Jeph is a Resident Evil 2, 4 and 6 fan confirmed. So, which of is characters is most like Ada Wong?
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #23 on: 26 Apr 2022, 04:11 »

I like the inside-out t-shirt. And that Melon's ahoge is sticking straight up in panel 3. Is that something she does often?
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #24 on: 26 Apr 2022, 05:02 »

Robot Sex Disco album. Heh...

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« Reply #25 on: 26 Apr 2022, 05:52 »

Jeph is a Resident Evil 2, 4 and 6 fan confirmed. So, which of is characters is most like Ada Wong?

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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #26 on: 26 Apr 2022, 11:53 »

Did Millefeuille and Melon change before going to Beep's?  They are dressed (barely) for a different style club then the classier dresses that Beep and Roko were in earlier :}
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #27 on: 26 Apr 2022, 12:03 »

Melon lives in the same building, so she could change clothes very easily.  I also don't really see a difference between "class" or "formality" in their outfits.  Neither set of outfits would look amiss at any of the bars around here, and not everyone in a group of friends is necessarily going to go for the same look, even when heading out together.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #28 on: 26 Apr 2022, 13:36 »

Anyone else imagining a music box rendition of Pop Goes the Weasel playing as Beeps turns the crank in Melon's head, or am I just super tired?

Yes, that is the only way to imagine this. What happens when you get to the "pop"... well, it's beyond human imagination.

Also, the phrase "crunk crank" floated through my head.


Does drunk Melon start... making sense?
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #29 on: 26 Apr 2022, 16:12 »

No, but now I'm imagining a Jack-In-The-Box. Disturbing mental image!

Like, the top of Melon's head popping open like a lid, and an explosion of confetti flying out? That was my first mental image.
The more Monty Pythonesque part of my mind then gave me the mental picture of Melon's head flying open and her brain flying out... an organic brain*, landing with the appropriately squelchy sound effects...

*Hey, it's my mind - it doesn't have to be logical!   :-D
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #30 on: 26 Apr 2022, 18:10 »

These go to eleven.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #31 on: 26 Apr 2022, 18:58 »

That's one more than 10.
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« Reply #32 on: 26 Apr 2022, 19:27 »

Exactly. One louder.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #33 on: 26 Apr 2022, 21:39 »

Maximum overdrive!
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« Reply #34 on: 26 Apr 2022, 21:47 »

Warp eight, Mr. Sulu.
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« Reply #35 on: 26 Apr 2022, 23:02 »

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« Reply #36 on: 26 Apr 2022, 23:12 »

I see one of the categories has a few more votes now.
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« Reply #37 on: 27 Apr 2022, 04:36 »

In which category  of anime is Grendizer?

Mecha.

The poll doesn't offer that option, sadly.

As a french who grew up in the 70's and 80's, I was a Grendizer (or "Goldorak", as it is called here) fan. It was one of the first anime to be broadcasted in France, and even now, everybody knows its name.
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« Reply #38 on: 27 Apr 2022, 06:48 »

Exactly. One louder.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #39 on: 27 Apr 2022, 06:59 »

When Melon goes to eight, she will be -less- crunked.

( melon operates on the diatonic scale )
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« Reply #40 on: 27 Apr 2022, 08:45 »

It would be cool if you could just WILL yourself more drunk. Or sober.

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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #41 on: 27 Apr 2022, 09:17 »

I have mixed feelings about Roko getting really drunk so soon after a dissociative episode.

My experience, even getting a little drunk after a seizure or a migraine could screw me up for days.  But Roko is in a very different situation and getting drunk might act like a reset and help her integrate better.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #42 on: 27 Apr 2022, 10:26 »

One of the nearly universal tenets of scifi is that social sentient creatures, without exception, enjoy altering their state of consciousness while socializing. Whether that's ethanol, cyanide, electric current, the DrinkR app, or blue light, the means matter far less than the ends, as long as you take reasonable care not to injure, consume, or traumatize other beings. (See The Draco Tavern stories by Larry Niven)

Nice to see how it plays out with AIs here!



Anyway. Can we talk about robot toes?

Roko went from no toes to one big toe plus a uni-toe (uni-quad-toe?) in her new body. Beeps and May 2.0 have five toes. Melon and Bubbles don't have toes. I'm not going to trawl the toe status of the other AIs with humanoid bodies like some weirdo, but suffice to say that there is a lot of toe variation.

This amuses me greatly for some reason.

In humans, the big toe is an especially important stabilizer (not to mention it's necessary for some sandals). And thus it makes sense that many AIs in humanoid bodies would have a similar mechanism, at least some sort of articulated uni-toe. And with, uh, foot-shaped feet, they have their choice of human shoes.

I love that Jeph has thought through the toe question for each character, and many other almost or entirely unnoticed character design details besides.
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« Reply #43 on: 27 Apr 2022, 11:01 »

IIRC, even within a visible robot uni-toe, there were other multiple sets of skeletal material underneath, as if their feet were webbed to the point where it just looked like one giant toe.
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« Reply #44 on: 27 Apr 2022, 11:35 »

Can any of you imagine how would it be like if Bubbles used the "drunk" software?
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #45 on: 27 Apr 2022, 12:11 »

If I found the right math e! is only about 4.26?  So Melon is practicing moderation - most unusual!
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #46 on: 27 Apr 2022, 12:51 »

If I found the right math e! is only about 4.26?  So Melon is practicing moderation - most unusual!

Well, of course, Melon gets less scatterbrained the higher she sends her drunk setting, can't have that.
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #47 on: 27 Apr 2022, 16:57 »

IIRC, even within a visible robot uni-toe, there were other multiple sets of skeletal material underneath, as if their feet were webbed to the point where it just looked like one giant toe.

Right, that's kinda what Roko 1.0's foot looked like when they removed it to fix the ankle joint.

To walk like a human and wear human shoes, you'd need articulated toes or a toe-like structure of some sort.

Bubbles seems to have the flexible uni-toe. She also seems to have some sort of dark red "slipper" or foot covering. Or maybe that's just a durable part of her actual foot. In any case, Bubbles seems to be the only humanoid AI who doesn't wear human shoes.

Bubbles' feetses:
https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3792

Millie usually wears shoes, but has a split toe sort of thing happening.
https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4084

OK, that's probably enough robotoetalk...

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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #48 on: 27 Apr 2022, 18:20 »

If I found the right math e! is only about 4.26?  So Melon is practicing moderation - most unusual!

Euler's Constant is approx. 2.71828... If we ignore (for convenience) the fact that e is not actually an integer, then e! (e factorial) would be 1 x 2 x 2.71828, or 5.43656.

Thing is, even at 5.4, Melon will be beyond the point of performing even simple math, so how will she know when she gets there?
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Re: WCDT - Apr 25th to Apr 29th, 2022 (#4771 to #4775)
« Reply #49 on: 27 Apr 2022, 18:29 »

If I found the right math e! is only about 4.26?  So Melon is practicing moderation - most unusual!

Euler's Constant is approx. 2.71828... If we ignore (for convenience) the fact that e is not actually an integer, then e! (e factorial) would be 1 x 2 x 2.71828, or 5.43656.

Thing is, even at 5.4, Melon will be beyond the point of performing even simple math, so how will she know when she gets there?
The extension of the factorial function to real numbers is the Gamma function, specifically e! = Γ(e+1) =~ 4.26.
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