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    Quote Originally Posted by Cikomyr View Post
    Dora is dismissive of anime
    I too am dismissive of anime. But I enjoyed the joke. The AI philosophizing can be interesting for a while, but the QC worldbuilding is not strong enough to carry the comic by itself for an extended length of time.
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    Not wanting to be snide about art changes here, just honestly unsure...

    ...lady with the NASA shirt is Emily?

    (Colette? Raven? Cloned, flash-grown amalgam of Raven, Colette, and Emily?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mucat View Post
    Not wanting to be snide about art changes here, just honestly unsure...

    ...lady with the NASA shirt is Emily?

    (Colette? Raven? Cloned, flash-grown amalgam of Raven, Colette, and Emily?)
    Again, I had more trouble recognizing Dora... Maybe because I just go "tall dark haired girl = Emily".

    I liked this one, apart from Dora's aggressive dismissiveness. I guess because I really like MHA and because I will totally steal the companion cube. Don't even try to beat me to it, I'm heading to the patent office already
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    As someone who likes anime, most people who like anime are trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kato View Post
    Don't even try to beat me to it, I'm heading to the patent office already
    I don't need to try - you'll probably be shocked and amazed to learn, but Japan already got there before you. Probably the Netherlands too, if lazy nationality-based stereotyping serves me well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
    I don't need to try - you'll probably be shocked and amazed to learn, but Japan already got there before you. Probably the Netherlands too, if lazy nationality-based stereotyping serves me well.
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    Lose friends due to snarky comments much, Dora?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    Do gay saunas count?
    I was thinking more along the lines of "innovations" in Amsterdam's notorious red light districts, but apparently what I thought was parody turned out to be even less interesting than reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Cribati View Post
    As someone who likes anime, most people who like anime are trash.
    Including yourself, I hope?

    On the topic of copulation booths? Can they be constructed from one way mirrors on all sides so you can still enjoy the thrill of public activities?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub1111 View Post
    Including yourself, I hope?

    On the topic of copulation booths? Can they be constructed from one way mirrors on all sides so you can still enjoy the thrill of public activities?
    Only if you like doing it in the absolute dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kato View Post
    Again, I had more trouble recognizing Dora... Maybe because I just go "tall dark haired girl = Emily".
    Jeph's changing artstyle tends to make characters blend a bit, IMO, especially when they're ones who haven't been on-page in a while; since he has no standard reference model for the characters anybody with roughly the same description can end up looking really similar. There was a page a bit back where I confused.. I want to say it was Tai and Fay, in the runup to the 'Claire tries weed' thing. Because they're both short-haired, similar hair color, and tend to wear plaid flannels, so when they're seated in a way that you can't really see the body shapes they're close to the same character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Cribati View Post
    As someone who likes anime, most people who like anime are trash.
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    Including yourself, I hope?
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    Lose friends due to snarky comments much, Dora?
    I asked about the what is with the out-of-left-field calling people trash issue on another forum, and got this response:
    "Plus ultra!" is a reference to a shonen manga. It's kind of like yelling "HULK SMASH!", and Marigold responding "Smash me, smash me now!"

    ("You're trash" as a response is tied into fandom culture in complex ways, and conveys no useful information on how Dora actually feels about these events.)


    So it sounds like it is all insider-baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Only if you like doing it in the absolute dark.
    Considering that shaded car windows work without making the inside completly dark, then I think it is doable. Also a note here: hotels paid by an hour exist and have been for a very long time at least in some countries. I have never thought or heard about semi-portable booths though.

    The sad thing is that self-sanitation would not be enough, if the people using such places are not nice enough to pick up their trash etc. While fully automated public toilets are a thing, but those facilities are much easier to clean then for example a bed and trash can still be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post
    ("You're trash" as a response is tied into fandom culture in complex ways, and conveys no useful information on how Dora actually feels about these events.)[/I]
    It's not that complex. Someone made a GIF of Hayao Miyazaki - co-founder of Studio Ghibli - calling anime trash and otaku worthless using footage from an old documentary and completely inventing the subtitles, and it reached meme status. Some people got the joke and adopted 'trash' as a badge of honour, whereas other didn't get the joke and started using 'trash' as a preferred insult. And vice versa, no doubt.

    Dale and Marigold love anime. Dale was quoting an anime. Dora called them both 'trash' because its an anime-related meme, which at least suggests that she is aware of the fandom's sense of humour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
    It's not that complex. <explanation>
    I'm going to be honest, I really don't care about anime one way or the other enough to bother with the ins and outs of it. Suffice to say, the person that said that to me was right--it doesn't convey useful information on how Dora actually feels about Dale and Marigold and what is transpiring. She's just name-dropping a meme.

    Other than misjudging the proportion of his base that would get the reference, I say kudos to Jeph-he found the right time to drop in a bit of pointless silliness into the strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post

    <snip>

    So it sounds like it is all insider-baseball.
    Ah, thank you. I seldom get these inside jokes...

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    Even as an anime fan that joke sailed way over my head. I just took it as being "you guys are being WAY too nerdy right now, even by your usual standards" in that sort "joking, but not really" way when you threaten to hurt someone for an especially bad pun.

    Also, even by Jeph standards Dora doesn't look like Dora. It's not just the facial features, the body type is all wrong. She looks about the size of Tai in these comics for crying out loud. Look how high her head comes up on the blackboard, and compare to here: https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1939. She's lost a foot in height, easily, and is substantially chunkier and hippier.

    I'm mostly okay with the art changes and don't tend to struggle this much, but this is the first time I actually had to be told by the comic who was speaking.

    What's even stranger is that Marigold and Dale look perfectly normal.

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    It's especially weird because a lot of us fall into the ironic "we are trash/ put ke in the trash along with x" while also agreeing with Miyazaki that "anime was a mistake."

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    oh hey it's taffy
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    I am genuinely happy to se Hanners back and hope to see more of her in the future :)
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    I hope so too, but I feel its just another "look how far Hanners got" interlude and then we forget about her again.

    I feel like Jeph wanted Hannelore to overcome her issues (or the most of them anyway), but had no read idea how to do it properly on screen without insulting anyone with these issues, so he just decided to make it happen off-screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morquard View Post
    I hope so too, but I feel its just another "look how far Hanners got" interlude and then we forget about her again.

    I feel like Jeph wanted Hannelore to overcome her issues (or the most of them anyway), but had no read idea how to do it properly on screen without insulting anyone with these issues, so he just decided to make it happen off-screen.
    I don't feel like that's correct. Hanners' issues are OCD. Highly exaggerated, but still OCD. Jeph is also a sufferer of OCD himself, so I feel like he'd have a somewhat nuanced approach.
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    I hope that this is a prelude to more of Dr. Elliott(-Chatham?) in the next few days. I liked him a lot; he was fun because he just thoroughly enjoys what he does and is completely unapologetic for it.
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    So, if Hannelore's dad is a scientific genius and a lousy philosopher, how is it that he isn't a TV star that has published best-selling philosophy books?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow of the Sun View Post
    I don't feel like that's correct. Hanners' issues are OCD. Highly exaggerated, but still OCD. Jeph is also a sufferer of OCD himself, so I feel like he'd have a somewhat nuanced approach.
    Not an unreasonable idea, but this strip here seems like contra-evidence. Add to that that Jeph is an alcoholic, yet much of Faye's alcoholism journey, post realizing she needed help, has taken place off screen, and it seems like the stuff closest to home is the stuff he's not doing.

    Also, Station (a former Hanners love-interest non-start) and Tilly/Taffy hooking up off screen? Okay Jeph, you're not wrapping up the comic and tying up loose ends are you? We might complain about this or that, but c'mon, this strip isn't over!
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    I complain because the strip was great, and is still good but keeps missing the mark.

    There are strips I've stopped reading because they just got bad or the author jumped the shark as a person (DOA...), but QC is nowhere near that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post
    Not an unreasonable idea, but this strip here seems like contra-evidence. Add to that that Jeph is an alcoholic, yet much of Faye's alcoholism journey, post realizing she needed help, has taken place off screen, and it seems like the stuff closest to home is the stuff he's not doing.

    Also, Station (a former Hanners love-interest non-start) and Tilly/Taffy hooking up off screen? Okay Jeph, you're not wrapping up the comic and tying up loose ends are you? We might complain about this or that, but c'mon, this strip isn't over!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post
    Also, Station (a former Hanners love-interest non-start) and Tilly/Taffy hooking up off screen? Okay Jeph, you're not wrapping up the comic and tying up loose ends are you? We might complain about this or that, but c'mon, this strip isn't over!
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    It is GOOD to see Hanners again! Station and Tilly, too, even if her use of pronouns confuses me (although if they're a couple, now, that will work). And THIS is an interesting, if appropriate and understandable, development. One wonders what the children will look like...

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    Maybe we'll finally get a flashback to that Allosaur.
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    So, I hadn't paid any attention to this comic, until I saw this thread title. And I know we're 8 pages into this thread, but I just saw it.

    ...

    Somehow, I was expecting something along the lines of a cutie-mark style tattoo.
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