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Have you ever worked anywhere kinda like Station's description of Cubetown

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Author Topic: WCDT - September 12th to September 16th, 2022 (strips #4871 to #4875)  (Read 3123 times)

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it's a bit of a stretch, but the most dysfunctional (and one of the more evil in how it treated people) places I ever worked for is... reminiscent of parts of Cubetown's spirit.
not the nice parts
but, sometimes, building the project i was on was really a wild experience opportunity.
sometimes
edit: hell, the main thing i did was the warehousing and shipping part of the project, so a *lot* of the sorcery i worked was Librarian Power. and being able to look at a mess of data like the entrails of an animal you've torn apart and find the divination within the viscera (to find the inevitably lost item in the building) when no one else could? intoxicating in its way

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More of the 'throw you in the deep end' style of training.
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So, basically, a colony of Beepatrices...
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TFW the evil version of you just cusses more.
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TFW the evil version of you just cusses more.
It turns out that I am the evil version of me. Also, that fucking laser deserves it.
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Evil me must communicate exclusively in expletives, cos that's the only way she could swear more
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This would have been very useful information to have going in, so Claire could make a (more) informed decision whether to apply at all!
But, per Jeph and/or Roger Rabbit, that wouldn't have been as funny.
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Evil me must communicate exclusively in expletives, cos that's the only way she could swear more

Perhaps evil you doesn't cuss and does murder to vent all the stress that builds up. And also has, like, a cool facial scar.
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So, basically, a colony of Beepatrices...
Who are all much less competent than the actual Beepatrice.

So... Cubetown is basically Value before they started Steam.
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Station's description of Cubetown is worrying. It sounds like the sort of place where Quantum Physicists ignore all safety limits and accidentally create an artificial black hole. The last thing they say before the Earth implodes into the singularity at its core is: "Whoops! My bad!"
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It sounds like Aperture Science, without the death.  :laugh:

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Evil Claire! With unlimited Librarian Power!
Make it happen!
(≧▽≦)

“Strangely, the job description did not specify that as a requirement.”
― Michelle Knudsen, Evil Librarian
Now Google 'Evil Librarian'. Go on -- you know you want to.
« Last Edit: 12 Sep 2022, 07:47 by Perfectly Reasonable »
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It sounds like Aperture Science, without the death.  :laugh:

Also, is there a GlaDOS? *lol*

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It's nice to see Station again.  I like the continuity that Hannelore will turn to Station for advice rather than her parents.

I'm amused that Station's avatar is so small.

Given that in canon Station  IS one of the wealthiest AIs, I'm wondering whether Station is one of the funders/founders.
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Hey, Tai! Looking... shaggy. Has EVERYONE grown out hair?

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Evil me must communicate exclusively in expletives, cos that's the only way she could swear more

Perhaps evil you doesn't cuss and does murder to vent all the stress that builds up. And also has, like, a cool facial scar.
Also an Australian accent for some reason.
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Station's description of Cubetown is worrying. It sounds like the sort of place where Quantum Physicists ignore all safety limits and accidentally create an artificial black hole. The last thing they say before the Earth implodes into the singularity at its core is: "Whoops! My bad!"

Nah, the last thing they say would be, "I wonder what would happen if I threw some random thing into this?"

The way this place is being described, I'm getting the impression that the entire organization basically has a case of raging ADHD. Claire could have unlimited librarian authority but could never get anything done because she'd be constantly bombarded by a torrent of random, useless information to catalogue. They've probably discovered a unifying Theory of Quantum Gravitation that would make FTL travel possible and solve all the world's energy problems five different times, but promptly wiped the data because OHLOOKSOMETHINGSHINY!
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It sounds like Aperture Science, without the death.  :laugh:
We do what we must because we can.
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Tai's hair looks cute. She'll look great regardless of whether she wears a tux, dress, or some combination thereof.

TFW the evil version of you just cusses more.
It turns out that I am the evil version of me. Also, that fucking laser deserves it.
The evil version of me would actually pick people who're standing in the way up and either set a drop them yo the side unceremoniously depending on how much of a hurry I was in.

Not sure if the cussing level would change. I'd probably use some pretty cutting words though.
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It's sounding more and more like Claire may be bringing more than just Martin to Cubetown, in the end.
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It sounds like Aperture Science, without the death.  :laugh:

Without the death so far.

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Hey, Tai! Looking... shaggy. Has EVERYONE grown out hair?

This is one way an artist can show the passage of time ... providing he's OK with drawing long hair.
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Hey, Tai! Looking... shaggy. Has EVERYONE grown out hair?

This is one way an artist can show the passage of time ... providing he's OK with drawing long hair.

Station's description of Cubetown is worrying. It sounds like the sort of place where Quantum Physicists ignore all safety limits and accidentally create an artificial black hole. The last thing they say before the Earth implodes into the singularity at its core is: "Whoops! My bad!"

Nah, the last thing they say would be, "I wonder what would happen if I threw some random thing into this?"

We have a comic where Emily is enthusiastic about vacuum decay, prompting the comment "This is how the universe is destroyed by accident, isn't it?"
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Hey, Tai! Looking... shaggy. Has EVERYONE grown out hair?

This is one way an artist can show the passage of time ... providing he's OK with drawing long hair.

Station's description of Cubetown is worrying. It sounds like the sort of place where Quantum Physicists ignore all safety limits and accidentally create an artificial black hole. The last thing they say before the Earth implodes into the singularity at its core is: "Whoops! My bad!"

Nah, the last thing they say would be, "I wonder what would happen if I threw some random thing into this?"

We have a comic where Emily is enthusiastic about vacuum decay, prompting the comment "This is how the universe is destroyed by accident, isn't it?"

It's sounding more and more like Claire may be bringing more than just Martin to Cubetown, in the end.

Come to think of it, Cube town must not know about Emily or they surely would have scouted her.

... It appears that the forum software and I have different  ideas about how to make a post with multiple quotes. Sorry, sorry... going to bed now before I destroy the forum by accident.

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Maybe delete the extra posts before going to bed?

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Maybe delete the extra posts before going to bed?
eh, there's not any real reason, is there? it's not like people get an email when this stuff is posted

...right? you all aren't silly enough to have that set up, right?

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Maybe delete the extra posts before going to bed?
eh, there's not any real reason, is there? it's not like people get an email when this stuff is posted

...right? you all aren't silly enough to have that set up, right?
We are the forum lurkers.
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From 2007 to 2011, I worked in a startup company where things went pretty much like in Cubetown. Went bankrupt last january. Actually, it was only an undead company after 2011...
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Natural hair Tai caught me off guard. My mini prediction/hope is either Tai or Dora will wear a super trendy jumpsuit for the wedding. I just think they're neat.

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Come to think of it, Cube town must not know about Emily or they surely would have scouted her.

Even Cubetown has some limits.  Besides, she's already received a grant to do her PHD work at Miskatonic University.
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I wasn't so much 'part of' this but I was doing a week a work experience at my college's IT department while doing the European Computer Driving License. It was... interesting.

I have never, before or since, seen a more juvenile, dysfunctional, yet efficient and effective bunch of 30-50-year-olds in my life. The department head had clearly been a hacker in the really really early days of computers and had stayed in the field and was the happiest nerd on the planet I'm sure. The same is true for the rest of the department. I personally remember the day Goatse hit (If you don't remember it, don't look it up)... we hear something shouted from his office followed by the sound of him falling off his chair laughing.

Thirty seconds later, he's sent it to every single other technician, myself included, as a priority one message 'CLICK THIS LINK NOW' and he's laughing so hard he can't speak coherently.
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New comic!

Well, three weeks in comic until the wedding....

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2nd time I've seen the "Polly-amorous" joke in 2 days. Another example of hearing something for the 1st time ever, then hearing about it again from a completely different source shortly after.
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Well, three weeks in comic until the wedding....

Which is around nine to ten years in real life.
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Oh the days when 3 randoms were just 3 guys shouting "BROS! BROS! BROS!" was the height of QC's humor...
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More wedding info.

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I'd love a snake petting zoo at a wedding. It would be a guaranteed quiet corner. Probably not so much fun for the snakes though.
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I know that backyard has a rather different connotation in American, and Jim can probably afford quite a nice garden, but I picture a small, concreted area where you keep the bins and a broken washing line, which makes a backyard wedding sounds a little... crusty.
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Hey, Tai! Looking... shaggy. Has EVERYONE grown out hair?

It's like the inverse of the first thousand strips...
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In a weird state of life imitating art, my hair is currently longer than it's been in almost 20 years.
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I know that backyard has a rather different connotation in American, and Jim can probably afford quite a nice garden, but I picture a small, concreted area where you keep the bins and a broken washing line, which makes a backyard wedding sounds a little... crusty.

Imagine a lawn, just behind the house. Probably surrounded by a privacy fence. Certainly going to be some landscaping and trees, but not enough to really be a "garden". Only concrete would be a patio on the back of the house (though Jim's likely to have a porch or deck). You have to remember that, even in a city like Northhampton, the average American lot is going to be 1000-4000 square meters.
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New comic.

SO NORMAL.
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I know that backyard has a rather different connotation in American, and Jim can probably afford quite a nice garden, but I picture a small, concreted area where you keep the bins and a broken washing line, which makes a backyard wedding sounds a little... crusty.

I think that's more of an urban versus not-urban thing than an America versus everybody else thing. To a large extent it depends on how built up the area around you is and how much you can afford.
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