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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #50 on: 21 Dec 2022, 01:44 »

Claire is very chill. Ths "director" looks more like a villain from a superhero movie...
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #51 on: 21 Dec 2022, 01:48 »

That could be the greatest leap JJ has taken from our world. Now, QC's world and the real world have not so much in common anymore. If you compare with the beginning of the comic, the divergence is really huge!
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #52 on: 21 Dec 2022, 06:29 »

ugh, that fucking cough
the rest of it sucks a lot too, but god did that linger when that plague finally got us earlier this year.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #53 on: 21 Dec 2022, 08:36 »

I still fail to understand how any of this could possibly have been a surprise to her.
Well exactly. And what an amazing number of red flags she's putting up for Cubetown: inflexible, unadaptable, liable to fly off the handle at any perceived slight. Add to that her total lack of real world experience and you have someone who is only going to add several more layers of hot mess...
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #54 on: 21 Dec 2022, 09:07 »

I still fail to understand how any of this could possibly have been a surprise to her.
Well exactly. And what an amazing number of red flags she's putting up for Cubetown: inflexible, unadaptable, liable to fly off the handle at any perceived slight. Add to that her total lack of real world experience and you have someone who is only going to add several more layers of hot mess...

About that last one: she does have real-world experience and education, it's probably just not nearly adequate to tackle such a many-layered, n-dimensional foldspace hot mess as Cubetown is.  And also seems decently adaptable, though not extraordinarily so.

But inflexible and liable to fly off the handle?  Yeah, that's there.  Although it seems to me that maybe she was in denial in the face of all the mounting evidence that Cubetown is a dumpster fire, and finally some straw broke the AI camel's back and now she's flipped to "burn it all down" mode.

Her holier than thou attitude.
Her zero chill.
Her bullying of her brother. 
My least favorite character in the comic by miles. 

If the even more holier-than-thou, zero-chill, bullying, boundary-trampling ShittySpookybot didn't exist in the webcomic, then I'd be inclined to agree.  That stupid, smug gestalt AI vampire needs to get nuked off the face of the (fictional) universe.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #55 on: 21 Dec 2022, 14:10 »

So the Morays are extentions of the Director. Huh.

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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #56 on: 21 Dec 2022, 14:19 »

I for one welcome Library Ian.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #57 on: 21 Dec 2022, 19:04 »

I for one welcome Library Ian.

I'm Library Ian and so is my wife!
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #58 on: 21 Dec 2022, 19:24 »

I for one welcome Library Ian.

When Claire eventually leaves Cubetown (for whatever reason), she will leave the Information Science Department in the capable hands of Library Ian... 
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #59 on: 21 Dec 2022, 19:38 »

So the Morays are extentions of the Director. Huh.

Would that make these "eel-infested waters" then?
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #60 on: 21 Dec 2022, 20:41 »

Also, I have to say I'm belatedly getting heavy vibes of the Great Link from this Director (or rather, Founder?  They are in the Dominion of Canada, after all).

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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #61 on: 21 Dec 2022, 21:15 »

how long do you think before jeph notices he accidentally uploaded the "library ian" version?

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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #62 on: 22 Dec 2022, 02:25 »

So if the Morays are just extensions of the director then the enthusiasm of the director's abilities by Moray as in https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4861 get, if not actually sinister, evidence of a very atypical psyche.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #63 on: 22 Dec 2022, 03:08 »

i do appreciate you linking that comic, jim, since there's the director-speak, yup. a good reminder for me

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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #64 on: 22 Dec 2022, 04:19 »

So Morays are baloons of HIIIIGH pressure fluid. I'm glad nothing went wrong in that car trip.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #65 on: 22 Dec 2022, 05:10 »

So the director is an AI, that breaks some ideas of who it could be...
Itís actually Moray-prime, the original goo-puter, but they donít have the more advanced motility functions or covering so theyíre just a big olí open vat of oil that sometimes bulges up into vague shapes to emote non verbally.
Ah, cool, so I was sorta half-right.

One question; whatís the etiquette on humans giving birth in front of you unexpectedly?
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #66 on: 22 Dec 2022, 07:17 »

So Morays are baloons of HIIIIGH pressure fluid. I'm glad nothing went wrong in that car trip.

Who said they had to be high-pressure fluid?  They can just as easily be a form of gel, and hold together with no inherent issues.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #67 on: 22 Dec 2022, 08:18 »

https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4864

also the kid in the airport put their hand... in? her. sort of in her.

and the note. though that was eaten through the mouth.

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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #68 on: 22 Dec 2022, 08:23 »

also i know the things i've said about Cubetown and extremely possible horrible scenarios that could go down there, but i fear that i may not be communicating that, well...  a very large part of me very much wishes I could be there. danger and incompetence aside, the possibilities, the apparent open acceptance of the strange, the PURPOSE.... yes. yes some of me very much wishes.

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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #69 on: 22 Dec 2022, 10:56 »

So Morays are baloons of HIIIIGH pressure fluid. I'm glad nothing went wrong in that car trip.
So long as its an incompressible fluid then no big deal. For instance steam locomotive boilers are initially tested with high pressure water 'cause if something goes catastrophically wrong you just get a flood, whereas with steam you get an explosion. So yes, incompressible fluid. Incompressible gel, whichever, not really an issue.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #70 on: 22 Dec 2022, 14:28 »

Well, one wonders WHY the Director made Cubetown? WE probably won't see until next year....

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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #71 on: 22 Dec 2022, 17:04 »

So sounds like this'll be the last QC comic while this forum is running.

It was a good run everybody.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #72 on: 22 Dec 2022, 19:17 »

So sounds like this'll be the last QC comic while this forum is running.

Yes, I was about to say I feel a week of solid exposition coming on, but now it's a week of Bembo, and we (sob) won't be here when the exposition gets...expositioned.

It's been fun, peeps! Live long and prosper. Or something.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #73 on: 22 Dec 2022, 19:32 »

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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #74 on: 22 Dec 2022, 20:11 »

I plan to check in on Reddit. *lol*

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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #75 on: 22 Dec 2022, 20:41 »

So the Morays are extentions of the Director. Huh.

Would that make these "eel-infested waters" then?
If that was the intended punchline, does this count as a brick joke?
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #76 on: 22 Dec 2022, 23:28 »

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That makes sense...I may need to do that soonish

As to the current comic I kind of like that Claire has been...weirded out of her anger for lack of a better term. She seems more intrigued here and in a sense I also appreciate that the director being this way does sort of explain at least a bit of why things are as strange as they are. Honestly I wonder if part of why things have relatively speaking worked as well as they have for a while has been more due to a combination of mutual interest in certain advanced useful projects and outside interests in same concepts or intrigue at novelty
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #77 on: 23 Dec 2022, 05:07 »

Well, I guess the cubetown philosophy to date has been "lets throw everything at the wall and see what sticks". But that will only get you so far before everything becomes a pile at the foot of the wall.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #78 on: 24 Dec 2022, 04:41 »

And so, the forum will close. Not with a bang, but with a Bembo.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #79 on: 28 Dec 2022, 21:08 »

Iím so glad that this ridiculous Bembo shit is how these forums will go out, lmao

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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #80 on: 29 Dec 2022, 03:47 »

I thought the satire on your tax system quite amusing.
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Re: WCDT - 19th Dec to 23 Dec (strips 4936-4940)
« Reply #81 on: 29 Dec 2022, 14:52 »

Yes, Claire is over-reacting, but she's had a *long* freaking day. Getting up early to drive to the airport, a long flight, a long drive, a long boat ride... all she wanted was an hour to rest and decompress in the room, and she didn't even get that! I don't know about you folks, but I've certainly been known to flare up sometimes in situations like that...

It just feels like the folks who like Claire anyway are willing to cut her some slack, and the ones who don't are not. Guess that tells you how I feel about her.  8-)
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« Reply #82 on: 31 Dec 2022, 11:37 »

And so, the forum will close. Not with a bang, but with a Bembo.

Probably a good way to do it.  I think also that whatever happens with QC in the near future, whether it focuses on Marten and Claire in Cubetown and writes the rest of the cast out, or this is to put them on a bus, it's a major change and however things go, on top of every reason Jeph gave us for killing this thing, it's probably a good move to let any crazy fandom stuff happen somewhere that isn't "under his roof", and that isn't associated with him.  I don't know his mind, but it would be rather sensible, and an out with the old in with the new for the coming year.
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