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Old 06-24-2010, 01:57 PM
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(On the other hand, as of yesterday, he's looking kinda creepy...)
Maybe he wants to convert her to the Dark Side Alliance! Ewwww!
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:08 PM
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Maybe he wants to convert her to the Dark Side Alliance! Ewwww!
You didn't need to correct yourself...they are the same thing. >_>
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:14 PM
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He's looking very... Gendo.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:31 PM
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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...)
Interestingly, there's an anime poster on the wall behind him that looks remarkably like the character Haruhi Suzumiya (YouTube, the brunette), and you may have noticed that Marigold frequently wears a shirt that says "I [heart] Haruhi".
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:47 PM
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I've been assuming he's being set up as her love interest, after a suitable time.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:48 AM
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He's looking very... Gendo.
Given the anime refs, I'm betting that's totally intentional.
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:41 AM
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Weird seeing Cosette still in crutches and thinking "Oh yeah, comic book time."
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:48 AM
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Weird seeing Cosette still in crutches and thinking "Oh yeah, comic book time."
I completely blanked on Cosette and wondered how Hanners could get her hair cut but have it LONGER than the last strip.

And, incidentally, I know several people like Tai (not in the short, spunky lesbian sense but in the constant TMI sense).

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:59 PM
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I had to laugh at Martin talking about his mom cutting his hair. My mom used to cut my hair when I was a young teenager, and exactly the same thing happened to me - she cut my ear, and that was the last time I let her cut my hair!
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:49 PM
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Is Faye drunk at work? She used multiple contractions today.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:20 PM
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Is Faye drunk at work? She used multiple contractions today.
I think he ditched the whole "Faye doesn't use contractions" thing quite some time ago.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:13 PM
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I think he ditched the whole "Faye doesn't use contractions" thing quite some time ago.
Oh, that sucks. It was always a fun little thing she did. I wonder how I didn't notice.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:02 AM
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Oh, that sucks. It was always a fun little thing she did. I wonder how I didn't notice.
It's been quite a while. I just checked some random strips and Faye's been using contractions for over a thousand strips. 230

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Old 07-23-2010, 11:00 AM
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Okay, I really, really don't get today's guest strip. I enjoyed the first two strips by (I'm pretty sure) the same artist, both of which made some sort of sense as they were both Hanner's dreams, but I can't really make out what's going on in this one. Here's my confused summary:

Panels 1-4, Marten and Faye meeting on a street corner. Faye leers at Marten.
Panels 5-6, two men meet in a coat closet, one kills the other.
Panels 7-9, Faye ? gets possessed.
Panels 10 Faye? kissing someone (Sven?)
Panels 11-12 Sven? and Faye (holding someone) ? hear a noise?, Sven discovers the corpse in the closet.
Panels 13-15 Some guy goes to the same apartment from panels 11-12, goes in that closet, turns into a werewolf, fucks the corpse.
Panels 16-18, Faye and Marten looking at each other, Faye says "Batz Maru", Marten replies with some other icon I don't recognize that's scribbled out.

What. The. Hell ?
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:04 AM
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According to Jeph's comment at the bottom of the page, it's a redo of the 1981 movie Possession.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:47 AM
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I really really really hate QC guest artist weeks. I'd honestly rather see Yelling Bird than the stuff Jeph finds to fill in while he's away.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:57 AM
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I really really really hate QC guest artist weeks. I'd honestly rather see Yelling Bird than the stuff Jeph finds to fill in while he's away.
I agree in most cases*, but I thought the previous two by this guy were beyond epic and pretty funny. This latest one will stay in my WTF? jar, probably permanently, as there's no way I'm watching a 30-year-old cult horror film just to understand it.

ETA: Other guest comics I've liked:
- I thought the one by the Dinosaur Comics guy, the "this is the canon ending to Questionable Content, no really" one was a hoot.
- Also the one with Hipster Batman was pretty funny.

*and will those guest comics finally retire the "wow, one of the QC characters (who isn't Pintsize) is a robot! Ha funny!" gag? I haven't seen it in a while, but feel its destined to come up cyclically forever.

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Old 07-23-2010, 11:57 AM
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I really really really hate QC guest artist weeks. I'd honestly rather see Yelling Bird than the stuff Jeph finds to fill in while he's away.
+1

Some of them are amusing but I don't really read QC for the joke-a-day. I read it for the continuing story about these characters' lives. I don't know if the guest artists for QC are just incredibly consistent in NOT quite getting the vibe of each character or what, but I always feel like they're all really OOC when a guest artist does them.

I don't usually feel like that when, say, SomPos has guest strips. Although I equally disliked the Girls With Slingshots guest week, and breathed a sigh of relief when Jamie appeared as the Romance Detective again and this new arc began.

(Besides, when do you ever see a dickcissel on the webcomics list except when Yelling Bird shows up?)

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:01 PM
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I like Hanners drinking the psychedelic coffee bit. But almost all guest strips are pretty lame.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:04 PM
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I haven't minded the comics too much this week. I liked the German expressionistic one on its own merits, just because it was really weird and creepy and made no sense. But it didn't work at all as a QC comic.

I would, however, be perfectly happy to read a strip that was nothing but Rippy and Yelling Bird doing horrible, horrible things with each other.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:13 PM
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I like Hanners drinking the psychedelic coffee bit. But almost all guest strips are pretty lame.
That was my least favourite - the only one I actively disliked, in fact - of the week.

The one after it with Pintsize and Momo was great and the one after that was entertaining (if OOC for Faye and Angus, and a bit confusing as to who the guy on the far right is).

The Possession strip is intriguingly weird (makes me want to see the movie, if nothing else), and the current strip is hilarious. (Randy always draws himself looking like he wants to die....)

The coffee one, though...reminded me of...I can't remember the strip, but it's not Dead Winter or by the same guy...but it was a strip of Mario (from the game) and the whole damn thing was just an overly long scroll through things getting increasingly weird. It was stupid, then, it's just as stupid - but not as tedious - using Hanners and ending several screens earlier.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:36 PM
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I hate guest strip week. When I was catching up on old strips, I usually just clicked through them without even reading them. Now that I have to actually endure them for an entire week, it's excruciating.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:47 PM
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And of course, after I say I hate guest strips, Randy Fucking Milholland goes and draws one I love. Damn you, Milholland!
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:19 PM
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And of course, after I say I hate guest strips, Randy Fucking Milholland goes and draws one I love. Damn you, Milholland!
Yeah, I had the same reaction. I've been reading and loving S*P for years now.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:25 PM
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Damn you, Milholland!
I'm pretty every time someone says that, Randy gets a stiffy.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:26 PM
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Explains why he does the Penny and Aggie crossovers....

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Old 08-04-2010, 04:43 PM
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Hmm, what do you folks think of the most recent staff shakeup? I like the alcoholic friend's disaster-prone girlfriend as an employee, but I'm still having trouble picturing Hanners as a long-term employee: she's so sweet to everyone when she isn't stalking, cleaning up after, or providing emergency medical aid to them, and I just can't see her keeping up with the scorn and derision that the coffee house has become popular for.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:46 PM
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Which could open up some conflict, when it turns out that while the place is popular for the angry chicks, people far prefer to deal with the the sweetness and light barista, turning the shop's reputation around on itself.

That or Hanners turns to the Dark Side.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:59 PM
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Hanners will end up opening up a business next to CoD selling boutique cupcakes, most likely buying out the entire commercial building that CoD is located in, becoming Dora's landlord in the process.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:09 PM
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A minor note, but Jacque is very meticulous about maintaining continuity over the characters' appearances. So you'll notice little details like the fact that Cosette changed his shirt after spilling coffee on the one she wore to work. And if you keep track of this, you'll realize that Hanners changes her clothes several times a day.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:15 PM
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Hanners will end up opening up a business next to CoD selling boutique cupcakes, most likely buying out the entire commercial building that CoD is located in, becoming Dora's landlord in the process.
Actually, I think Hanners will end up doing the store's books, considering she's helped out with that sort of thing before. Coffee of Doom will suddenly be fabulously profitable under Hanner's financial management, and will open 3300 locations nationwide. Dora and Marten will retire in Antigua.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:33 AM
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OMG Faye kissed Angus back

I'm guessing Angus will have all kindsa shit to learn if he beds Faye after Faye dating Sven. Seriously, Faye's last benchmark for good lovin' is her time with Sven, a license cockswain, so I can't see Angus even matching that sort of performance without Faye giving gentle (or not so gentle) guidance.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:40 AM
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Faye is hot when she's happy.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:30 AM
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I just want to know what the "Alphabet Trick" is. Faye's told that story twice, but the "trick" has never been explained.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:59 AM
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It's a method for giving cunnilingus. While you're going down on the girl, you trace out each letter of the alphabet with your tongue.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:34 AM
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It's a method for giving cunnilingus. While you're going down on the girl, you trace out each letter of the alphabet with your tongue.
No, it 's simply keeping rhythm to the alphabet. Tracing would be way too slow.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:44 AM
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It's a method for giving cunnilingus. While you're going down on the girl, you trace out each letter of the alphabet with your tongue.
No, it 's simply keeping rhythm to the alphabet. Tracing would be way too slow.
Says you. I agree with Munch. Anytime I've ever heard of the alphabet trick, it's tracing the letters. Besides, what do you mean too slow? To achieve your version, all you have to do is trace every letter to the rhythm of the alphabet. (I'm not actually sure what you mean by that... I'm going to assume you mean the Alphabet song)
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:10 AM
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I too agree with Miller.

Not that I'd heard of the Alphabet Trick before this strip, mind, but searching for its meaning, every sexual reference I could find under that name is tracing the letters.

On top of which, Munch's version doesn't make sense in the context of the strip because it would render both Faye's joke in the anecdote, and Angus's joke in response to it nonsensical.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:19 AM
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Not that I'd heard of the Alphabet Trick before this strip, mind, but searching for its meaning, every sexual reference I could find under that name is tracing the letters.
I don't know if he started it but it was part of Sam Kinison's routine.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:07 PM
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It's a method for giving cunnilingus. While you're going down on the girl, you trace out each letter of the alphabet with your tongue.
No, it 's simply keeping rhythm to the alphabet. Tracing would be way too slow.
How do you mean, too slow? Like, you'd spend too much time on it, or your tongue wouldn't be moving fast enough to be effective? If the latter, I don't see why your tongue would be going any slower using this method than it would "freestyle." And if the former, please pass along my condolences to your girlfriend.

Or maybe that should be ?
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:03 AM
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There's more than one Toto song? Who'd have thunk?
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:10 AM
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It's a method for giving cunnilingus. While you're going down on the girl, you trace out each letter of the alphabet with your tongue.
And if you really love her, you'll use the Chinese alphabet.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:17 AM
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There's more than one Toto song? Who'd have thunk?

Lord help me, I think I agree with pintsize.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:30 AM
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I can't decide if I like Hold the Line or Africa better, but screw Rosanna.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:37 AM
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Is it me, or does he keep drawing Marigold thinner and thinner?

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1738
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1536

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Old 08-25-2010, 09:05 AM
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Is it me, or does he keep drawing Marigold thinner and thinner?
I think it was always going to work that way -- that she would get better looking over time, as she started to come out of her shell. Her ugliness in the beginning was so completely over-the-top it was obviously a setup for something.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:40 AM
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There's more than one Toto song? Who'd have thunk?

Lord help me, I think I agree with pintsize.
Likewise.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:52 PM
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Is it me, or does he keep drawing Marigold thinner and thinner?
Her relative weight, much like all of the character's relative heights, has bounced around quite a bit, depending on Jeff's constantly-improving but uneven portrayal. She certainly doesn't look fat to me in her first appearance; unkempt, sure, but not overweight. I think part of Marigold's apparent weight changing can be chalked up to the character's usually being visible only from the waist up, and Marigold's visible weight seems to be portrayed in her legs, butt and thighs.

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Old 08-25-2010, 01:56 PM
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She certainly doesn't look fat to me in her first appearance
In fact, she looks kind of scrawny, there, even allowing for Jeph's art style tending toward the noodly at times.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:33 AM
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Dora finally gets it right on the Toto question.
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