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    All things being equal, I think I'd rather have the god/devil AI be aware that they struggle with ethics, what with them apparently actually caring about them even if it's difficult. And I don't know about anyone else, but I find "the God AI isn't sure if it's doing the right thing" to be a lot less scary than "the God AI is certain it's doing the right thing."
    I am getting a definite feeling that this is meant to be part of why it wants to befriend Roko especifically. Roko has a very solid set of ethics, and the willingness to burn herself for them if need be, which is probably kind of fascinating to an immense AI who despite all its power can't really get a grasp on the whole malarky. And since Roko already knew of it anyway, it makes her a prime subject to try this whole "friendship" thing.
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    ...how long has claire had gauges.

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    ...how long has claire had gauges.
    A while. IMO, Gauges have never looked good on anyone. But I guess that's the point? Not to look good, but to make a statement about how counter to mainstream standards you are. Yeah, super tough chick coming through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drascin View Post
    I am getting a definite feeling that this is meant to be part of why it wants to befriend Roko especifically. Roko has a very solid set of ethics, and the willingness to burn herself for them if need be, which is probably kind of fascinating to an immense AI who despite all its power can't really get a grasp on the whole malarky. And since Roko already knew of it anyway, it makes her a prime subject to try this whole "friendship" thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub1111 View Post
    A while. IMO, Gauges have never looked good on anyone. But I guess that's the point? Not to look good, but to make a statement about how counter to mainstream standards you are. Yeah, super tough chick coming through.
    Gauges, septum piercings, Hanner's multi-earring thing, Dora's tattoos... this is all clearly stuff that Jeph personally does find aesthetically pleasing (and his own occasional selfies and self-portraiture validate that he's part of that aesthetic lifestyle). Given that the comic is focusing on these... collegiate/post-collegiate 'not quite ready to conform to traditional views of 9-to-5 adulthood'-types (god I need a better shorthand for that)... it kind of fits.

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    I thought Tom Bombadil dreadful but worse still was the announcer's preliminary remarks that Goldberry was his daughter (!), and that Willowman was an ally of Mordor (!!).

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    I'd ask if Dora had cosmetic surgery done but I know it's just Jeph being Jeph.

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    Petty Officer Oddjob. Just going by his resume.
    He wears a bowler?
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    he looks powawful.
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    What is this dance belt Dora talks about? I see not belt on the costume ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iruka View Post
    What is this dance belt Dora talks about? I see not belt on the costume ...
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_belt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iruka View Post
    What is this dance belt Dora talks about? I see not belt on the costume ...
    It's a type of underwear, worn by dancers so you can't see their genitalia through their ridiculously thin clothes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iruka View Post
    What is this dance belt Dora talks about? I see not belt on the costume ...
    In effect, a jock strap designed for clothing that leave nothing to the imagination. It makes all male junk produce the same 'bulge,' regardless of actual, um, endowment, and is thus seen as a way of making acceptable that there's a crotch bulge present.

    In other words, yet another bit of silliness our society does because no one ever stops being tittering middle-schoolers at heart.

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    Raven (yes she still exists): Chaos on Demand.
    Except that's actually Emily. Raven has more piercings and multicolored hair.

    Come to think of it, why aren't we seeing more of Raven since that seems to be the kind of character Jeph likes to draw these days?
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    Melon has eclipsed her in the 'irrationally zany' character/narrative role, I think.
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    Emily: CARPE O'DIEM!!

    Which sounds like a good Irish name and is so wrong it will drive the Latin scholars stark raving mad on first contact. In other words, perfect for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eee View Post
    Emily: CARPE O'DIEM!!

    Which sounds like a good Irish name and is so wrong it will drive the Latin scholars stark raving mad on first contact. In other words, perfect for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post
    In other words, yet another bit of silliness our society does because no one ever stops being tittering middle-schoolers at heart.
    Eh, really ? I mean, I hate being prudish but I'm not sure if I want to see every ballet dancer's genitals. Or if every ballet dancer wants to show off theirs. I guess this very much comes down to personal preference and in some respects I absolutely agree many people are more prudish than appropriate / me but...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kato View Post
    Eh, really ? I mean, I hate being prudish but I'm not sure if I want to see every ballet dancer's genitals. Or if every ballet dancer wants to show off theirs. I guess this very much comes down to personal preference and in some respects I absolutely agree many people are more prudish than appropriate / me but...
    We could also not make what they dance in so revealing to begin with, negating need to worry that each bulge looks the same. I think a lot of even more prudish people would have preferred that solution. But for some reason we landed where we did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post
    We could also not make what they dance in so revealing to begin with, negating need to worry that each bulge looks the same. I think a lot of even more prudish people would have preferred that solution. But for some reason we landed where we did.
    Actually, this skin-tight suits ballet dancers wear are a matter of practicality just like for gymnasts and such - they need maximum flexibility and agility. Also, the dance belts are not only for covering he bulge. They also push the junk up and hold it in place, so there would be no accidental squishing of family gems during the dance.

    So as it is, we ended up where we are for reasons. Good or bad, but still reasons!

    Anyway, is it just me or does Dale look like an anime mech pilot Punisher?
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    Dancers used to wear short trousers over their tights. They stopped doing that because of practicality, the first one possibly being Nijinsky, and there was some scandal when it first happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    Actually, this skin-tight suits ballet dancers wear are a matter of practicality just like for gymnasts and such - they need maximum flexibility and agility. Also, the dance belts are not only for covering he bulge. They also push the junk up and hold it in place, so there would be no accidental squishing of family gems during the dance.
    True. Although I will point out that both female ballet dancers and MC Hammer found other ways around this issue. As to the pushing up and holding in place, that's actually part of what I was thinking about. The dance belt is not unlike a bra -- holds in place, performs a function. Also highlights the body part in question while pseudo-hiding it/them. Also likewise, there's really not a neutral situation--we have arrived at one socially accepted solution, and there needs to be one, but the one we have is arbitrary. And also the exact expression we did end up with probably has something to do with prudishness/everyone's secretly still a middle-schooler/whatever your own way of putting it is.

    So as it is, we ended up where we are for reasons. Good or bad, but still reasons!
    This again, I never said anything that contradict.

    Anyway, is it just me or does Dale look like an anime mech pilot Punisher?
    Ah, onto what we really need to be talking about! I would say more just anime Punisher, without the mech pilot part. Cyber glasses--wouldn't the be superseded by your mecha helmet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post
    True. Although I will point out that both female ballet dancers and MC Hammer found other ways around this issue. As to the pushing up and holding in place, that's actually part of what I was thinking about. The dance belt is not unlike a bra -- holds in place, performs a function. Also highlights the body part in question while pseudo-hiding it/them. Also likewise, there's really not a neutral situation--we have arrived at one socially accepted solution, and there needs to be one, but the one we have is arbitrary. And also the exact expression we did end up with probably has something to do with prudishness/everyone's secretly still a middle-schooler/whatever your own way of putting it is.
    Basically, social norms are an incoherent, since noone ever designed them - they just occur naturally (leaving social engeneering aside, which more often then not failed spectacularly). It might not be exactly on topic, but: tradition!

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    This again, I never said anything that contradict.
    Sorry for misunderstanding then.

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    Ah, onto what we really need to be talking about! I would say more just anime Punisher, without the mech pilot part. Cyber glasses--wouldn't the be superseded by your mecha helmet?
    The mech pilot came to my mind due to the skin-tight suit which in anime is often used for pilots and such in SF movies or series. And what could they pilot in an SF anime? *wink* *wink*
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    Melon has eclipsed her in the 'irrationally zany' character/narrative role, I think.
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    "Companionship Cube", hehe

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    Okay, why are they trash?

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    Okay, why are they trash?
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