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    Couldn't you have done it in a better way?
    This is May we're talking about. You know the answer to that question
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    Couldn't you have done it in a better way?
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    Wait a minute...
    That teen as vertical pupils ! It's a snake person ! Illuminati confirmed !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cazero View Post
    Wait a minute...
    That teen as vertical pupils ! It's a snake person ! Illuminati confirmed !
    Nah, it's just all the chemicals in the vape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Cribati View Post
    Yes in the "possibility" sense, but no in the "capability" sense.
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    joining a charity organisation for the sole purpose of spending time with a love interest of yours is a recipe for disaster,
    Oh, like in that Phineas & Ferb episode "Spa Day", in which Candace tries to do construction work to impress Jeremy, and even pretends to enjoy it and forces her friend Stacey to join? You're right, it's a pretty bad idea.

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    So branch out, Sam. Draw snakes on the robots too. And then draw skulls on the drawings of snakes. Your clients will look awesome, and it's free resume padding.

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    Snakes on a Robot

    sounds like the title of a really bad movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agi Hammerthief View Post
    Snakes on a Robot

    sounds like the title of a really bad movie.
    To you and me, yeah. But Sam would watch it five times.

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    Re #4076, May will be so angry if Union Robotics can give Sam a summer internship job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_jonas View Post
    Re #4076, May will be so angry if Union Robotics can give Sam a summer internship job.
    I wasn't aware that May was any good drawing skulls on robots.

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    Ah yeah, new employee hazing... :D

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    That's a terrible idea. They just gave Sam a strong incentive to just throw in the trash whatever she finds laying around, including important stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cazero View Post
    That's a terrible idea. They just gave Sam a strong incentive to just throw in the trash whatever she finds laying around, including important stuff.
    Pranking people with no regard for long term consequences is very in character for Faye. Seems to be rubbing on Bubbles too.

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    Ah yeah, new employee hazing... :D
    Sam wanted to play with a bandsaw and a pillar drill, but cannot recognise something as innocuous as a bent piece of metal with some holes in it.

    This isn't hazing as such; it's just some good, old-fashioned sarcasm.
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    I get the feeling this isnt going to end well. Like, Sam is going to get really upset and its probably going to be the first real conflict for her and faye. Mainly because faye and bubbles wont know when to stop messing with the little kid who doesnt have the emotional maturity of an adult to handle this sort of thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hackman View Post
    Pranking people with no regard for long term consequences is very in character for Faye. Seems to be rubbing on Bubbles too.
    yeah, totally in-character and absolutely unfunny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agi Hammerthief View Post
    yeah, totally in-character and absolutely unfunny.
    The initial joke was funny, keeping it going pushes it past funny and into bullying. Had I been faye or bubbles I would have had her sweep a bit to understand that yeah, some of her job is going to be boring, then probably started teaching her something minor but useful. Let her work her way up to the power tools as she shows control and also shows willingness to do the not fun stuff as well.
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    "If you don't get those cameras out of my face, I'm gonna go 8.6 on the Richter scale with gastric emissions that'll clear this room."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    The initial joke was funny, keeping it going pushes it past funny and into bullying. Had I been faye or bubbles I would have had her sweep a bit to understand that yeah, some of her job is going to be boring, then probably started teaching her something minor but useful. Let her work her way up to the power tools as she shows control and also shows willingness to do the not fun stuff as well.
    How long, exactly, do you think it takes to sweep a room? That's like an hour's work, maybe two if she gets distracted a lot.
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    Yeah, I think people in this thread have a tendency to read too deeply into single pages. Natural tendency when it's all we have to look at for a day, I spose.

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    So there's an invisible Emu out there that injured an AI's body enough that she can't walk anymore, and their first thought is "Yes lets send the kid out there"?

    Ok, I guess to be fair, the Emu might have been captured already and that's when the Doc AI got injured...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cazero View Post
    That's a terrible idea. They just gave Sam a strong incentive to just throw in the trash whatever she finds laying around, including important stuff.
    Pfff, its not like the fact that a shelf may be weakened or unbalanced would be important anyway. A robot repair shop is not going to be storing anything heavy, dangerous or delicate on shelves after all.
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    I get that it seems like you people are here because you hate the comic - and god knows i've had my disagreements with it - but when you look at that comic and go...

    "Pranks aren't funny!"
    "Sam's going to be messed up for life by this bullying!"
    "Stupid child doesn't know a shelf bracket when she sees one"
    "What if that shelf was really important, eh?"

    ...it makes you seem absolutely insane. Are you like this with all comedy? "He is under the impression they were on a break, and she isn't! It's absolutely disgraceful they can't work out their differences like adults." "He says Bazinga when he pranks someone - but that was a very poor prank!" "To get to the other side? What an ill-defined motivation for this chicken!"
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    "He says Bazinga when he pranks someone - but that was a very poor prank!"
    That series humor does tend to be very weak, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibrinar View Post
    "He says Bazinga when he pranks someone - but that was a very poor prank!"
    That series humor does tend to be very weak, yes.
    Absolutely, no disagreements there, but the joke of "bazinga" is not that sheldon's joke was funny, it's that whatever sheldon did was deliberately obviously not funny, and the writer's joke that we are meant to laugh at is that he finds it funny. You can like stuff or not, but to go "I don't get it. why does he say bazinga. he barely pranked her at all. is he a fool?" is to misunderstand how jokes work?
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    Honestly I only read yesterdays page today and expected something different from the comments too. It sounded like they made her uncomfortable about having to ask or something instead of doing a short fake reaction that isn't likely to upset her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSwordfish View Post
    "What if that shelf was really important, eh?"
    I am an actual Patreon, unlike the majority of fans I actually pay for these comics. And I enjoy them. Mocking a dangerous and outdated workplace practice is part of my enjoyment. Fae and Bubbles are not doing a good job of creating a positive environment for someone who is, essentially, their employee, relying on friendship to cover the gap. Is that a mistake? Yes. Is it in character? For Fae, yes, not so sure about Bubbles as it is part of the military's ethos too after all. Does it harken back to when Fae last mixed business and friendship and got drunk at work? Yes. Could this be going somewhere to help her reflect on her past? Yes. Or it could be just a joke.

    I do agree with your general sentiment however. This thread does occasionally remind me of peak Hatedom Domic Deegan threads.
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    If you think this is bad, come back the next time a character uses the dreaded "p" word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSwordfish View Post
    ...it makes you seem absolutely insane. Are you like this with all comedy?
    Threads based on analyzing a given thing (particularly a thing which is usually 4-8 panels of content per day) tend to devolve into over-analysis. However, you are very much right, this thread has a significant tendency towards 'never good enough'-ism.

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    Honestly I only read yesterdays page today and expected something different from the comments too. It sounded like they made her uncomfortable about having to ask or something instead of doing a short fake reaction that isn't likely to upset her.
    Yeah, strip #4079 isn't exactly the funniest thing ever, but it is at worst just a filler strip.

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    If you think this is bad, come back the next time a character uses the dreaded "p" word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morquard View Post
    So there's an invisible Emu out there that injured an AI's body enough that she can't walk anymore, and their first thought is "Yes lets send the kid out there"?

    Ok, I guess to be fair, the Emu might have been captured already and that's when the Doc AI got injured...
    The emu was found already, we saw that several days ago. (And "it got away again" is speculation, if that's where someone is going to go.)

    And Fae doesn't know about the emu anyway, I don't think she's going to get "invisible emu wandering around" from a muttered "stupid emu" by the AI.
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