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Old 06-03-2010, 03:41 PM
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Dora, however, is just neurotic and insecure. I don't remember if that's ever been justified.
Yeah, I think it has. When she was a teenager, girls kept making friends with her as an excuse to get to her brother. Once Sven was done with them, they were done with Dora. End result is, she's always questioning the motives of people who are close to her, because she has a history of people pretending to like her for ulterior reasons.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:55 PM
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I think the point is that even quiet, withdrawn, socially awkward nerds aren't necessarily physically unattractive. And it's something that wouldn't really have been noticed under her normal choice of clothing.

Personally I curse the frustration of fiction. She's geeky/nerdy, plays WoW, has a decent figure, no impairing mental disorders (as yet noticed, anyway), and is single. Damn you, Jeph!
She's emotionally needy and vulnerable, has a spotlight on her big breasts, throws blood out of her nose when overly excited or anxious, gets drunk easily, and per her interaction with Angus will practically go down on you for smiling at her.

I don't see this ending well.

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Old 06-04-2010, 06:47 AM
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Just thought I'd stop back in to say that thanks to this thread, I spent the past week reading all of the QC strips from the very beginning. I'm all caught up now, and feeling oddly depressed about it. Like, I have to wait a whole day for each new strip now?
Same here.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:28 AM
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I'm beginning to lose track of who's who - let alone who's lusting after whom.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:26 AM
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She's emotionally needy and vulnerable, has a spotlight on her big breasts, throws blood out of her nose when overly excited or anxious, gets drunk easily, and per her interaction with Angus will practically go down on you for smiling at her.

I don't see this ending well.
And now they're trying to set her up with an Alliance NElf rogue - yuck! At least this shows she's not completely desperate.



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Old 06-04-2010, 09:34 AM
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I'm beginning to lose track of who's who - let alone who's lusting after whom.
I suspect that's why Emo Poet has the silly mustache now, since he and Angus (and Sven, for that matter) tend to look alike.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:48 AM
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She's emotionally needy and vulnerable, has a spotlight on her big breasts, throws blood out of her nose when overly excited or anxious, gets drunk easily, and per her interaction with Angus will practically go down on you for smiling at her.

I don't see this ending well.
She's already been felt up by Pintsize.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:26 AM
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She's already been felt up by Pintsize.
But then, who hasn't, really?
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:32 AM
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I'm rather shocked that her main is MariGoldfarm...

That's not a main name for a serious player...that's an alt name at best.

(On the other hand, they are SO going to hook up. Nerdragelove, FTW.)
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:49 AM
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I'm rather shocked that her main is MariGoldfarm...

That's not a main name for a serious player...that's an alt name at best.
Alts can become mains. Plus it says something about her character, that she likes lame puns and geek jokes. If my name was Marigold, I might have come up with the same.

Also, it's not certain that Jeph is a WoW player. He might know enough to make Marigold convincing, but there could still be slipups like that.

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Old 06-04-2010, 11:17 AM
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Also, it's not certain that Jeph is a WoW player.
He's already said he doesn't play.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:33 AM
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:37 AM
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Plus it says something about her character, that she likes lame puns and geek jokes.
No, it says that she's a gold farmer, not a serious player - which is the exact opposite of what it should be saying about her.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:52 AM
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No, it says that she's a gold farmer, not a serious player
No, it doesn't. It's just a convenient name that plays on her real-life name.

Yes - gold farmer characters might be more apt to use a name like that. Yes, non-gold farmers would be less apt. But there's no reason to be absolute about it. We've seen her play - we know she's not a gold farmer.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:08 PM
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We've seen her play - we know she's not a gold farmer.
Which is my point, exactly - she's a serious, raid-focussed player.

Therefor, her main would not be named like a gold-farming alt.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:09 PM
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This thread renews my already-firm belief that I'm super glad not to be a WoW player.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:19 PM
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Which is my point, exactly - she's a serious, raid-focussed player.

Therefor, her main would not be named like a gold-farming alt.
You're reading way too much into her name. It's a joke. Lot's of players, even hard core players, have joke names. Even on their main characters.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:20 PM
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No, it doesn't. It's just a convenient name that plays on her real-life name.

Yes - gold farmer characters might be more apt to use a name like that. Yes, non-gold farmers would be less apt. But there's no reason to be absolute about it. We've seen her play - we know she's not a gold farmer.
Actually, I can tell you from experience they're not. Farmers are wise enough not to advertise their intention that way. Spammers generate randomized names like Jctzycq and goldsellers use unassuming names; I had one contact me in game and his name was more conventional than Marigold's. It's just a geek pun in her case.
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This thread renews my already-firm belief that I'm super glad not to be a WoW player.
WoW iz srs bsns.

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:34 PM
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You're reading way too much into her name. It's a joke. Lot's of players, even hard core players, have joke names. Even on their main characters.
Bingo. It's just a joke people - written by a confessed non-WoW player. Reading too much into it is the same as trying to explain a joke - it just manages to ruin the fun.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:37 PM
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WoW iz srs bsns.
Wow, those is serious bosoms?

Applicable in this case I suppose.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:50 PM
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"Homeric" is, I believe, the adjective.

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Old 06-04-2010, 03:15 PM
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"Homeric" is, I believe, the adjective.
If they come loose, they'll strike you blind?
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:13 PM
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Actually, I can tell you from experience they're not. Farmers are wise enough not to advertise their intention that way. Spammers generate randomized names like Jctzycq and goldsellers use unassuming names; I had one contact me in game and his name was more conventional than Marigold's. It's just a geek pun in her case.WoW iz srs bsns.
You probably already know that some of my Horde toons have joke names - I have an orc warrior named Pinezensuuz (which nobody outside the SDMB would get), and a hot little blood elf warlock named Hexpot. And I used to have an undead mage named Wossname, as a Pratchett tribute. The majority of my toons have "proper" names.
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:49 AM
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and a hot little blood elf warlock named Hexpot.
That's frickin' awesome.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:11 PM
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Anyone seen today's strip?

It's kind of painful, I've been there, done that.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:30 PM
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Anyone seen today's strip?

It's kind of painful, I've been there, done that.
You told her that skirt made her ass look fat?


I'm a little perturbed about all the no-consequences guy-punching the last couple of strips.

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Old 06-08-2010, 04:51 PM
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Since Angus got punched off-camera, I'll make up what happened:

After Faye and Hanners brought baked goods, Angus asked for a donut. So he got a Hertz donut from Faye.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:56 PM
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I love Hanners' face in the second panel
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:18 PM
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You could spend ten years wandering around on them?
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:36 PM
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I'm a little perturbed about all the no-consequences guy-punching the last couple of strips.
As opposed to the first 1600 stripes of no-consequence guy-punching?
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:58 PM
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As opposed to the first 1600 stripes of no-consequence guy-punching?
Well, we usually don't see a pair of men used as a punching bag in adjacent strips. So it has escalated somewhat. And Faye was supposedly getting better and not doing this, but now both her and Dora battering their men.

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Old 06-08-2010, 09:57 PM
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I don't understand people getting worked up over the punching. The consequences of a boyfriend telling their girlfriend "they look fat in that skirt" - even as a joke - would result in a heated diatribe of anger/perturbation. Who wants to read 4 paragraphs of anger in a comic strip, when a light "you deserved that" jab in the arm expresses the exact same thing? This isn't domestic abuse - it's "show them, don't tell them" storytelling.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:33 PM
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I'm not worked up about it, I can see it's in service of a punchline. It's more of a "wtf, Jeph?" thing for me -- Faye is supposedly getting over some of her issues and less prickly than before, she's trying really hard to be okay with getting closer to Angus. And then she up and punches the guy on this "playdate" she arranged specifically to hang out with him. It just doesn't add up.

Anyway, this really isn't a big deal to me, and I'll sleep fine tonight and the strip will proceed and I'll keep reading it, it's a good strip. I just think the punching was a bit much, but what the hell.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:02 PM
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Wow, those is serious bosoms?
I think "bsns" is short for bosons.

Or maybe bassoons.

Not sure which.
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:26 AM
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I'm not worked up about it, I can see it's in service of a punchline. It's more of a "wtf, Jeph?" thing for me -- Faye is supposedly getting over some of her issues and less prickly than before, she's trying really hard to be okay with getting closer to Angus. And then she up and punches the guy on this "playdate" she arranged specifically to hang out with him. It just doesn't add up.

Anyway, this really isn't a big deal to me, and I'll sleep fine tonight and the strip will proceed and I'll keep reading it, it's a good strip. I just think the punching was a bit much, but what the hell.
Plus the actual use of icepacks is a tad over the top if he's just trying to be cute. It's one thing to say "ow, need some ice on this, she's feisty today/I shot off my mouth", but when it's shown that the guys are actually using icepacks, that makes me a little WTF-y about it.
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:06 PM
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Is Tai supposed to be of some non-Caucasian ethnicity? Or does she just use bad artificial tanner? She has that weird looking orange skin tone.
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:37 PM
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Plus the actual use of icepacks is a tad over the top if he's just trying to be cute. It's one thing to say "ow, need some ice on this, she's feisty today/I shot off my mouth", but when it's shown that the guys are actually using icepacks, that makes me a little WTF-y about it.
This is the same comic strip that has anthropomorphic PCs, The Vespa Avenger, secret agents, etc. It's a not-serious comic masquerading as a normal if witty relationship comic. Jeph's not above going for visual gags.

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Old 06-19-2010, 12:57 PM
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Is Tai supposed to be of some non-Caucasian ethnicity? Or does she just use bad artificial tanner? She has that weird looking orange skin tone.
I've always taken her as ambiguously brown.
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:48 PM
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Is Tai supposed to be of some non-Caucasian ethnicity? Or does she just use bad artificial tanner? She has that weird looking orange skin tone.
Latina imo.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:55 AM
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Apparently the artist got a fan spanking for a particularly gratuitous scene and changed it.

I thought the Friday comic was a bit exploitative of poor little Sweet-tits getting firecrackers shot out of her ass crack by Yelling Bird, but some people really didn't like it so he changed it mid-stream to the reverse. .

I've never seen him do that before.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:01 AM
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Yeah the original was stupid. The new one is slightly funnier I guess. I'm not offended by it or anything, just didn't care for it much.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:25 AM
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Yeah the original was stupid. The new one is slightly funnier I guess. I'm not offended by it or anything, just didn't care for it much.
The new strip isn't funny at all. The original was just more of the ritualized abuse the Sweet tits character takes off yelling bird. It was just weird to see him using her a receptacle while verbally abusing her. I think he (the artist) got yelled at for going too far and this is his deliberately lame "Well pardon me!" retort.

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Old 06-21-2010, 02:27 AM
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But based on the original, I gotta say Sweet Tits has a sweet ass as well
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:30 PM
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The original was IMO much funnier. Today's strip was phoned in though.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:35 PM
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The original was IMO much funnier. Today's strip was phoned in though.
Eh, just a little character development. Marigold got an ego boost and is relaxing about Angus and Faye.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:36 AM
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When the hell did Marigold have time to find a guy to smooch at that party, much less get felt up? The only "new" eligible guy she met was Dale (pizza dude/NElf rogue) and and the tension in the room was for PvPing each other. The rest of the time she's shocked about Angus and Faye, and then laughing at their predicament. Are we going to get a flashback scene tomorrow where she and Dale started talking nerdy to each other and she experiences the love that dare not speak its name (Horde-Alliance crossover)?

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Old 06-22-2010, 06:06 AM
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She's talking about when she kissed Angus. Although the boob touching wasn't really his idea.

I love Hanners and Momo's faces in the last panel...their differing reactions (despite the same 'OOOOH!') are fun.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:12 AM
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Ah yeah, I assumed for some reason that she was talking about the events of party since they were talking about her Angus+Faye discovery there, but that's true, she had the (alcohol-fueled) courage to kiss a guy.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:39 AM
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The only "new" eligible guy she met was Dale (pizza dude/NElf rogue) and and the tension in the room was for PvPing each other. The rest of the time she's shocked about Angus and Faye, and then laughing at their predicament. Are we going to get a flashback scene tomorrow where she and Dale started talking nerdy to each other and she experiences the love that dare not speak its name (Horde-Alliance crossover)?
You're forgetting the other guy she's met recently - Sven. Marigold might have have gotten over her crush on Angus so quickly by transferring it to Sven.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:55 AM
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The only "new" eligible guy she met was Dale (pizza dude/NElf rogue) and and the tension in the room was for PvPing each other.
Back to here...I did see some potential there, personally...

Which gives me the image of them doing the deed, and her calling him Alliance Scum in the throes of passion. Which delights me.

(On the other hand, as of yesterday, he's looking kinda creepy...)
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