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File: e861200818aa664⋯.png (123.52 KB, 392x360, 49:45, questionable_cosplay.png)

 No.1014937

We're doing hand injuries with power tools dremels now, so apparently art imitates life after all. Expect the "Lesbo and Menstro get sued by their doormat roommate's mother's faggot boyfriend" arc next. The thrilling conclusion: freeloader gets evicted and has to sell Menstro to /clang/. If only.

Whichever faggot made the header, thank you. Archives will be updated eventually.

Previous thread: http://archive.is/BaXZJ >>998990

Archives

Edits: https://gitgud.io/InfinityMalcontent/QMC_Edits/tree/master

OC: https://gitgud.io/InfinityMalcontent/QMC_OC/tree/master

Threads archive: https://gitgud.io/InfinityMalcontent/QMC_Threads/wikis/home

Older stuff (Editfag Prime):

Edits: http://imgur.com/a/Sf5J0

Omits: http://imgur.com/a/HtKr0

Twitter Bully: http://imgur.com/a/Jb1a1

OC: http://imgur.com/a/kSZcE

 No.1014940

I haven't kept up, what's going on anymore? They still doing nothing with robots and trannies?


 No.1014945

File: 44f080167779dcb⋯.png (151.5 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3803.png)

>>1014916

>Didn't we have a page 16 at some point?

There's a page_limit+1 holding cell for topics that are about to be bumped. So that's where page 16 comes from. Back when the limit was 10 pages, there was a temporary 11th page.

>>1014940

>still doing nothing with robots

But of course!


 No.1014946

>>1014945

>Trimming your nail with a dremel

Is a thing you can totally do

>An active, unruly child has troubles explaining a minor injury that can happen in a miriad of ways because she has had her intelligence surgically removed

Oh boy, if these are the premises, this arc is going to suck SO much


 No.1014947

>>1014940

>faye and bubs are aggressively lesbian mechanics

>tranny is studying to be a librarian despite knowing he'll never get a job

>bad bakery is still bad

>brown is still autistic and offers bizarre descriptions of poverty

>robocop has a bread fetish

>afro samurai's gf has trust issues

I forget what else.


 No.1014948

File: 43b86042c48a76d⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 214.32 KB, 1200x1151, 1200:1151, 1whnYWT.jpg)

Once a thread every thread.


 No.1014949

>>1014947

Pintsize gets neutered, just like we predicted when Jeph dumped Yelling Bird.


 No.1014950

>>1014947

>he'll never get a job

omg you bigot

>>1014949

What was wrong with yelling bird?


 No.1014951

File: e57d19916e6cc8a⋯.png (39.49 KB, 600x840, 5:7, 3016.png)

>>1014950

He was too triggering and had to go.


 No.1014952

File: e34a3c613e52656⋯.png (118.88 KB, 250x250, 1:1, 1383872589785.png)

>>1014951

How can one man be so committed to stripping away everything that makes his material enjoyable?


 No.1014956

File: 66fbeb55dc6f0fb⋯.png (148.78 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3763.png)

File: cf80baba9f4d247⋯.png (140.22 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3764.png)

File: c1b1e8c018b3bee⋯.png (145.41 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3768.png)

File: 410137c93b8c5a0⋯.png (110.32 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3769.png)

File: 0a1c6953e13a5c4⋯.png (120.21 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3770.png)


 No.1014961

>>1014956

I actually have no issue with an arch of pintsize getting analyzed. Now if only they could do that for the other characters so this comic could be something other than revolving unresolvable bullshit.


 No.1014972

>>1014952

By feeling guilty about enjoying things worth enjoying.


 No.1015001

File: 8fe0811690ec636⋯.png (1.09 MB, 800x2500, 8:25, pintsize_responds.png)


 No.1015003

File: 95cf6ebcb945c94⋯.png (4.52 KB, 303x243, 101:81, wah approved.png)


 No.1015181

>>1014961

It's not the analyzing of Pintsize. It'd be fine–better even–if everyone around him furiously attempted to construct a consistent philosophical framework around him and Pintsize, being Pintsize, subverting all attempts. Instead he immediately yields to the pressure of people who don't really matter to him for no discernible reason. This isn't consistent with Pintsize's character but it is consistent with the ethos of anti-humor moral panic busybodies, of which Jeph is coincidentally a part.


 No.1015216

File: 43d18b826773c96⋯.png (144.85 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3804.png)

>>1015001

>>1014956

Timely because it happened again.


 No.1015228

>>1015216

>charge a machine gun nest for you

Sex bot really is good for soldier morale.


 No.1015231

>>1015216

>An untrained kid goes in a workshop to do unpaid work

>The owners of the shop leaves her unsupervised

>She gests hurt

>She gets the blame

India would be proud


 No.1015232

File: 2deddaeb7460719⋯.jpg (94.13 KB, 645x430, 3:2, UNI48038-645x430.jpg)

>>1015216

>You made a mistake and mistakes have consequences

>Yes, SexAndroidXXX, you used child labour in your sweatshop, and a child got hurt. We'll be suing your obese ass off


 No.1015246

File: d69589f31886b59⋯.png (124.67 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 1443577872115-1.png)

Why does the loli have a Moe Howard bowl cut now? She used to be cute.


 No.1015247

File: 9ba6507765c26e7⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 115.09 KB, 1280x800, 8:5, 1368894 - Marten_Reed Ques….jpg)

File: 87e185f8c2e3b83⋯.png (Spoiler Image, 223.3 KB, 655x1500, 131:300, 1201010 - Freako Questiona….png)

File: f878b0faec64a25⋯.jpeg (Spoiler Image, 231.16 KB, 960x720, 4:3, 1713800 - Claire_Augustus….jpeg)

File: fa6171da91f9d45⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 281.56 KB, 600x800, 3:4, xZRkFAU.jpg)

File: f8dbbf216d09ea3⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 260.05 KB, 1400x1030, 140:103, 1797804 - Freako Questiona….jpg)

>>1015246

To spoil the r34


 No.1015249

>>1015216

The kid is the only person pulling cash into the shop. Not only is it ridiculous to blame her when they handed her the worlds most powerful Dremel as a prank, its also going to prevent them from paying rent and keeping the electricity on


 No.1015258

>>1015216

>You made a mistake, and mistakes have consequences

Yes, Faye - you should never have left her unsupervised, using a tool she's never seen before, with no training.

What the fuck is this?!

Maybe someone should go on Jeph's forums, calling this victim blaming.


 No.1015282

>>1015247

Not bad.


 No.1015299

>>1015247

I approve of this


 No.1015305

>>1015247

Freako draws porn????

I know him as the uncharted guy kek


 No.1015310

>>1015305

I can't remember which came first, Freako's porn or Jeph's Twitter rants, but beyond the first one, the subequent ones were done to piss Jeph off.


 No.1015312


 No.1015346

>>1015312

>>1015310

huh. the more you know.


 No.1015349

File: 922736d8274822b⋯.jpg (40.3 KB, 303x166, 303:166, 2018-08-09-10-22-07.jpg)

>>1015312

Now that Faye has turned Sam into a butch lesbian-in-training, I wonder if we'll ever get fan art that depicts her deep regret at listening to that fat waste of flesh.


 No.1015389

File: 4bfb7588717a53c⋯.png (145.47 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3805.png)

I wish he would go over there and give him a piece of his mind. Maybe he'd challenge the battle droid and we finally get to see what it does.


 No.1015404

File: 9987a64fd425b3e⋯.png (95.42 KB, 316x289, 316:289, 1235463125125.png)


 No.1015408

>>1015389

This is pretty awful. The two uninsured, unprofessional idiots who can't seem to be bothered with their own customers, intimidate a child into accepting the blame for them letting her fuck around with apparently dangerous power tools she's never held before,and losing a fingernail as a result.

It's like the unions and how they used to strongarm any dissent.

>that first panel

Looks like he borrowed that flash effect from fucking Sonichu


 No.1015422

>>1015408

>comparing QC with Sonichu

Unfair comparison right there. Chris does draw his comic after all.


 No.1015806

Any fanfic writers here?


 No.1015819

File: eb193beea104180⋯.png (154.71 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3806.png)

paint drying


 No.1015824

>>1015819

And now it's cemented that she'll never outshine her lesbian overlords.


 No.1015825

>>1015806

I'm from /tg/ so technically yes, but I'd need at least four other people to do it.

You know what, I'm going to get some Soys from the "Official" QC Discord server and pull out a troll campaign for the long hall, and see what happens. Before I thought I needed a few players from here, but actually… Yeah, let's see what happens if I run a QC Tabletop Campaign like It's Written by old Stabhands himself.


 No.1015853

File: c310f11c1ab78f9⋯.png (252.99 KB, 640x480, 4:3, vlcsnap-2018-08-11-20h44m5….png)

>>1015819

How is she being brave. Maybe I'm having latent autism here, but I don't understand.

>>1015825

From this campaign, a new splinter rulebook emerges. First, there was Pathfinder. Now, there is Handfinder.


 No.1015854

>>1015853

Accepting responsibility is a foreign concept to these people, so admitting to eating the last cookie is Congressional Medal of Honor worthy bravery.


 No.1015858

File: 221bae418dba6e4⋯.png (193.74 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 1821.png)

File: e2c22687d372438⋯.png (147.09 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 1934.png)

File: ea698f1acc8ef88⋯.png (126.48 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 2473.png)

>>1015819

>that last panel

Just a reminder that these two are supposedly well into their fifties, yet he draws them as smooth as younger characters in their 20s.

Remember when he used to try, before, like, 2012?


 No.1015859

>>1015858

>trying

Well, he didn't even bother to draw his glasses in the last panel.


 No.1015877

>>1015819

>1st panel

On the left, there - is that a window that looks into another room, but doesn't actually show anything?


 No.1015902

>>1015877

QC is non-euclidean, I guess.


 No.1015972

File: 5f2ba4d92fdb30a⋯.png (166.7 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3807.png)

In which people act totally realistically.


 No.1015977

>>1014947

>studying to be a librarian

That's not how that fucking works you get a job at the library and then they promote you to a librarian when somebody retires. The fuck does he study how to stamp books or how to tell people how to write their names on a waiting list for computers?


 No.1015978

>>1015972

>A combat robot with PTSD and huge trust issues (wasn't a major plot point that she stopped wearng antitank armour and started dressing in civilitian clothes?) that worked in an illegal fight club and can't pay for her own apartment is a positive influence

Just how toxic an enviroment is she experciencing at home?


 No.1015979

>>1015977

It actually requires a masters degree. Librarians do more than basic clerical work.


 No.1015980

>>1015972

Getting a slight Doonesbury vibe from this one.


 No.1016007

>>1015972

You'd have thought the fucking combat robot would have been a bit more aware of the situation.

Or maybe that's yet more evidence to suggest it was retired for being shit since all it seems to offer is 20-20 hindsight.

>Standing, surrounded by the remains of a camp, with the twisted remains of vehicles and robots in smoking, blackened heaps. Human personnel lay face-down in the dirt with their blood slowly soaking into the ground. Bubbles stands and looks around, surveying the scene.

>"Now, what we *should* have done, is-


 No.1016012

>>1016007

It makes perfect sense if you consider that it's a giant sexbot. After the IED goes off, it's black box is protected by the body armor it used to wear, and it issues a posthumous report along with what might have prevented them from going near that trash can suspended two feet off the air with coaxial cables


 No.1016043

>>1015977

As somebody who wanted to be a librarian and went to university for it, you'd be fucking surprised how much work is put into being a librarian. I too thought it was just stamping out books and shit. >>1015979 is right. Boy, what a wake-up call. I had to call it quits after my second year, and the second round of shitty grades. Not a single one above D, and I failed multiple exams. It haunts me to this day.


 No.1016046

File: b8b49a2edf8afb6⋯.png (47.85 KB, 740x262, 370:131, students.png)

>>1016043

Do you still have the dream where there's this class you forgot about and have to take the final exam?


 No.1016050

>>1016046

I have had this exact dream for years after graduating with my BS. It's always a critical, 400 or 500 leve class too. One time, I was so distraught in the dream I went to the top of a campus parking structure and contemplated jumping off.


 No.1016070

>>1016046

My mother is in her mid 60s and claims to still have it once in a while. If her upcoming retirement doesn't help, it'll chase her to the grave.


 No.1016092

File: 66492f283d038d8⋯.png (137.27 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3808.png)

>shall we debrief

I really expected them to take their clothes off.

>I feel like a fuckin' piece of shit

Now? After 15 years?


 No.1016123

File: f8d3b0223a2b922⋯.png (230.89 KB, 640x480, 4:3, vlcsnap-2018-01-20-20h26m3….png)

>>1016092

>Feels like an ass for negligence

Understandable

>Now? After 15 years?

This is where I start to get irritated. How many times did she beat up Marten for the most minor of transgressions?


 No.1016124

>>1016092

Great linework on Faye's arm in panel 2, really the best five figures per month can buy.


 No.1016130

>>1016092

It's been a while since I've looked closely at anything in this comic but for some reason this strip sticks out and makes me think about just how totally unattractive these characters are. They barely look like female humans, I look at them and all i see is a blob vaguely shaped like the female form.


 No.1016145

>>1016123

It's because she got caught and scolded, not because it happened.


 No.1016149

>>1016092

Now, I know this is supposed to be Slice-of-Life, but there are so many others out there, plus anime/manga, that manage this with endearing characters who do interesting, funny things and so become charming and endearing .

This… It just feels shambolic. I know it's been said before but I feel it now more than ever - how the hell can Jeph take a world crammed with easily available robots with fully sentient, emotional AI, hint at the social problems this can cause, yet produce *this*…?

He aspires to mediocrity.


 No.1016300

>>1015978

Her father is dating a professional BDSM prostitute that regularly let her kid play with used sex toys. He clearly doesn't have good judgement, and repeatedly getting bad advice or insensitive comments from her only authoritative role model is the kind of thing that turns good girls into thots.


 No.1016306

>>1016300

Don't forget he entered that relationship after chasing her son's ex-girlfriend. Then consider how bad his ex-wife must have been when a guy like that has sole custody. I'm sure Sam's future is a bright one.

What does this guy do, anyway? He owns a bakery but shows up about one a year. He seems absentee in every aspect of life. I guess it's because he's straight. Is he still straight after getting pegged by Veronica?*


 No.1016336

>>1016300

>>1016306

Don't forget he's raised a child that in no way looks like him. Considering what comic it is, chances are Sam is his wife's daughter.


 No.1016359

The guy comes across as the worst manager/business owner ever.

He's hardly ever present and remember how he dealt with the incident of undeniable sexual harassment by Fayniqua against Elliot?

>Uhm, yeah. Don't do that again, hmmkay?

And now his daughter being ripped up with a power tool by way of negligence.

>Uhm, yeah. No more power tools, hmmkay?

I can't wait for her to end up slitting her wrists with a hacksaw and Faye's excuse is,

>You said no POWER tools

In fact, I'm pretty sure something like that will happen. The kid won't slit her wrists but there will be some other superficial injury, like a bash with a hammer or something, so Jeph can try pulling that joke.


 No.1016360

>>1016359

There's absolutely no attachment to characters if none of what they do warrants a single consequence, and so far there has been only once where Faye's actions had consequences -she got fired for being drunk during work-, and that was it.


 No.1016363

>>1016360

Then was magically cured by one AA session, so consequences were minimal. She didn't even lose any friends. In fact, the drinking led to a skilled labor job so it basically helped her.


 No.1016379

File: 9fb2b7d1573273d⋯.png (184.92 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3809.png)

blandalore


 No.1016380

>>1016379

She's right, squids don't have slit pupils. Octopus does. A science "boi", maritime science no less, might know the difference. This one is probably just another generic science boy. Is that thirteen with the nose, or is that a mole? I can't thell, they're all just lines and dots instead of actual objects.

>:3

FUCK YOU, JEFF, I WISH A CRAB WOULD SNIBBEDY-SNABB YOU FINGERS! A lawnmower works too. Also, how many fucking piercings does Hannalore have? I'm counting 12, six in each ear, in the last two panels ALONE.


 No.1016388

File: 50dba6ab7bfd6ac⋯.jpg (89.67 KB, 412x311, 412:311, 2018-08-09-10-18-36.jpg)

>>1016379

>Androids

>Discarded food containers


 No.1016403

>>1016379

Still hate how he doesn't use punctuation for his shitty punchlines, as if that somehow makes them funnier. And yes, that is more likely an octopus eye as Splatoon taught me.


 No.1016438

>>1016388

They weren't potty trained


 No.1016449

>>1016379

Wow, volunteering to be a janitor in a closed environment.

She just moves garbage from one location, to another location…

I'm sure she could make herself more useful by just, you know, fucking off.

>>1016359

A part of me suspects Jeph may have seen this post, panicked, and that's how we ended up with this random bullshit today.


 No.1016465

>>1016449

The only things of note in the sea station out in international waters are astroglide, ramen noodles, and a shotabot in a low cut A-shirt, it seems more like a hard to access coverup for degenerate robo shota prostitution. Which would explain why she brought her own shotabot at least.


 No.1016468

>>1016449

Yes, Hannelore has become the retarded kid who hangs around the supermarket until the manager give him something to do.


 No.1016501

>>1016379

Robot ls walking on the bottom of oceans? Is that an achievement? Robots are hunks of solid metal, so I don't see how oceanic pressure would ever worry them….. The hard thing about bathispheres is keeping the squishy human inside from getting crushed, but I don't really see what's the point of humanoid robots in the ocean. Just put a cyborg brain in a minisub, what's difficult about it?

I just can't decide if Stabby is worse at creating useless, unlikable humans or shitty, badly designed robots.


 No.1016507

>>1016501

Then think about it more and realize that this environment must accommodate both human and anthropogenic android needs. It's an increase in cost for no real reason. Even androids only would make more sense. They'd still require a dry environment (maybe?) but they'd be able to pressurize it to higher levels with a denser gas and control the climate only to the point of removing humidity (maybe) and keeping just minimum operating temperature.


 No.1016558

File: 0b7121a9cb83a62⋯.png (144.04 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3810.png)

the dildos are for marten


 No.1016593

>>1016558

Jeph better be careful - showering the tranny with a box of sculpted penises could be seen as a hate crime.


 No.1016608

>>1016558

He's in denial alright.


 No.1016612

>>1016593

Or a gay pride parade.


 No.1017008

>>1016612

A pride parade has more self respect. As much as that is unbelievable…


 No.1017074

I dun goofed.

I had the opportunity to meet Jeph Jacques at a Comic Arts Festival today and instantly brought up the QC memes and pissed him off.

What do I do so next time I don't completely blow an opportunity like that again?


 No.1017075

>>1017074

More detail please. What exactly did you say to him and what did he say when pissed off?


 No.1017077

>>1017075

I basically just asked him what he thought about the comic edits/memes that spawned from his work and then when he asked me "which one?" and I brought up This is Me and the hand-stabbing thing before he cut me off and said "they're just stupid" and then refused to say anything afterwards when I tried asking him why he thought people might be compelled to make them at all.

You think I should've started with more tame examples before bringing those ones up?


 No.1017080

>>1017077

On the contrary I think it's better to strike a nerve right off the bat with these people, if you try easing your way in they might notice and shut you down. There's way more impact in realizing that the first thing people associate you with is memes and shitposts.


 No.1017082

>>1017080

Fair point. I think had I known he'd be there beforehand I would've covered my hand in red paint or something and then gestured for a handshake.


 No.1017087

>>1017082

Or better yet, wear a knife prop designed to look like it's gone through your hand. Kinda like one of those arrow headbands.


 No.1017162

File: 409aac4f4e0e5f0⋯.jpg (43.24 KB, 231x363, 7:11, 1342631936918.jpg)

>>1017074

>>1017077

>Meet JJ in the flesh

>Immediately bring up This Is Me and handstabbing

You absolute madman. Nicely done, anon. You even framed it as a curious question for deniability.

If you were trying to establish a rapport before dunking on him then you should have gushed about how 'inclusive' and 'real' the comic is first. But >>1017080 is probably right.

Alternatively, tell him Pintsize is your fave character and you miss him trash-talking everyone. That's the one piece of constructive criticism I think he might take on board.


 No.1017194

File: aeb1159bb176767⋯.png (154.84 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3811.png)

Speaking of shitting up Pintsize


 No.1017214

>>1017008

You're right, that is unbelievable and I don't believe it.


 No.1017215

>>1017194

when did the toaster become sassy gay best friend


 No.1017216

>>1017162

Or at least mentioned in person how much he enjoys that his society created a minority class so that they don't have to hire black people as police officers after palm vagina was already pissed


 No.1017219

>>1017216

>>1017162

Yeesh, I really need to send out this Letter already, It's a Gold Mine of Loaded Topics For Stabby. You should have used some of this:

>Dear J. Jacques,

>It has become quite a concern to us, the more dedicated critics and hecklers of your writing, that quality has dropped as of late. Now, normally, this wouldn't be an issue, as the dry, bland, lack of humor or effort in the comic contrasts very nicely when we actually inject some of our own into your work by making comic edits. However, at this point, what with the weed, the bread fetish, and other, more immature elements we're having trouble making edits, as there is no difference between the immature content we wish to inject into it, and that which is already present in the comic, other than the former having a generally more clever execution than the latter.

>So we, as the most recalcitrant portion of your fan-base, would like to request that you either put slightly more, or less effort into your comic, whichever you may prefer, so that we can produce better satirizations of it.

With regards to more specific details, as most of us within this group is diagnosed to be somewhere on the autistic spectrum, we find the character Brun to be particularly offensive and unrealistic to us in her behavior. Please try and be more sensitive to autists, and make Brun caucasian so as not to reflect poorly on us. You can lighten her skin pigment over time, as that was the method Michael Jackson used, which should suffice.

>Now this is not to say that there is nothing in the comic we find enjoyable, quite the contrary. It was incredibly brave of you to use Faye to demonstrate that Homosexuality is, in fact, a choice and we couldn't approve of it more. We also approved of robots replacing black people on most police forces. We also loved the first Hannelore, as she was the best character simply for the fact that she was the one you focused on the least, and therefore ruined the least, at least until the recent arc. We would like to ask that you give us custody to that particular Hannelore, while you may keep the orange Hannelore, as she has no bearing or semblance to the previous iteration.

>Yours in Christ,

>The most surprisingly dedicated portion of your readership

Ok, So E-mail to him, Post an image of it on the Forum and Discord, and @ him on twitter with the image. Am I missing anywhere else I need to send it to?


 No.1017245

>>1017194

He's so neutered he's using tumblr-friendly non-insults.

>>1017219

It's a little bit cringey but if you must send it then I'd suggest a few tweaks for clarity.

Dear J. Jacques,

We, the more dedicated critics and hecklers of your writing, are increasingly concerned that its quality has dropped as of late. Normally, this would not be an issue. The lack of humor or visible effort in your dry, bland comic makes for a pleasing contrast when we inject some of our own by making edits of it. However, due to the weed, the bread fetish, and other more immature elements you have been bringing in, we're having trouble making our edits, as there is no difference between the immature content we wish to introduce, and that which is already present in the comic, other than the former having a generally more clever execution.

So we request that you either put slightly more or slightly less effort into your comic, whichever you may prefer, so that we can produce better satirizations of it.

With regards to specific details, as most of us within this group have been or could be diagnosed to be on the autistic spectrum, we find the character Brun to be particularly offensive and unrealistic. Please try and be more sensitive to autists, and make Brun caucasian so as not to reflect poorly on us. You can lighten her skin pigment over time in the manner of Michael Jackson, that should suffice.

Now this is not to say that there is nothing in the comic we find enjoyable. Quite the contrary, it was incredibly brave of you to use Faye to demonstrate that Homosexuality is in fact a choice and we couldn't approve of it more. We also approved of robots replacing black people on most police forces. We loved the first Hannelore. She was the best character simply because she was the one you focused on the least, and therefore ruined the least, at least until the recent arc. We would like to ask that you give us custody of that particular Hannelore. You can keep the orange Hannelore, since she has no resemblance whatsoever to the previous iteration.

Yours in Christ,

The most surprisingly dedicated portion of your readership

I don't quite get the 'make Brun caucasian' gag, but it'll enrage him so whatever

You use too many commas


 No.1017247

File: 96dc22fc016a327⋯.jpg (139.13 KB, 553x355, 553:355, 2018-08-09-10-20-32.jpg)

>>1017245

I think "Make Brun Caucasian" is a double whammy, simultaneously implying that brown people are offended by an autist representing them and implying that autist are offended that a brown person is representing them. Good fucking luck deciding if Brown is higher or lower than Autist on the progressive stack.

It could also be that her eyebrows are typical of actual Caucasoids, while her skin color is not


 No.1017249

>>1017194

Is Marten's boyfriend worried that all his decisions will be proven wrong once he leaves his sheltered world?

Of course he is!

I would love to see how the discussion will play out: :"what can you do that people are willing to pay for you to do it?" "well, I can catalogue books" "Oh. So does every robot in this planet" "Ah. I can move them around" "So can everybody else. And the hormones you've been taking destroyed your muscle, so Alabama Joe here is better than you at this"…. And so on

It will be glorious


 No.1017303

>>1017249

If Jeph were a better writer I'd give him credit for exploring the phenomenon of "career students" who work their way up to a PhD but are also pushing 30 with absolutely no real-world work experience. Hundreds of these people end up competing for a handful of teaching positions, all they're really qualified for, while their competition still have college degrees (bachelor's) plus 3-5 years work experience or more.

Really, if you can't get the librarian position, what else are you qualified for? It's the reason that you see PhDs farting around at Starbucks or Walgreens. Now I think someone said in one of these threads that librarians are actually in demand (for some reason), but the greater point stands that colleges have created a glut of supply in Masters and PhD graduates with unmarketable skills.

Also, relating to the work experience, even if a post-grad candidate has the necessary degree, you're also working against someone who may have never been in the workforce and likely has unrealistic expectations of what doing work entails, e.g. if it wasn't repetitive and boring, there wouldn't be money in doing it.


 No.1017322

>>1017249

It would.


 No.1017326

File: 981ecec9b745841⋯.png (127.98 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3812.png)

Who is anyone anymore? Pintsize becomes a therapist and "big sister" Marten is walking away from being emotionally dumped on.


 No.1017328

>>1017326

Is this Loss?


 No.1017331

>>1017328

No, it's gain. As in that tranny just gained a raging hard-on.


 No.1017333

>>1017331

That explains why his shirt is starting to poke outwards in panel 4. A waistband can only do so much to disguise a furious erection.


 No.1017373

>>1017326

>Clarence makes a face

Ah yeah, I remember that punchline! Always a classic!

You see, he's making a face because he finds homework difficult - that's what makes him relatable.


 No.1017442

>>1017373

>he finds homework difficult - that's what makes him relatable

I wonder if Jeph is one of those people who still talks about high school all the time at the age of 40.


 No.1017478

>>1017442

I wouldn't doubt it - those would be the days when reality was having none of his shit and he couldn't just log off for a few weeks to hide from it.

>>1016558

>I'm sorry I threw you

Oh, so he only apologises for casually picking up and throwing this sentient AI, capable of feelings, when he thinks he's being directly challenged for it? I'll bet if Pintsize had an anthroform like Winslow then Clarence wouldn't even consider throwing him around.

This is absolutely disgusting that Clarence would treat Pintsize like an inanimate object and enact violence on it just because he felt frustrated, and someone really ought to make Jeph aware of this.


 No.1017482

File: 68791e67035db83⋯.png (152.06 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3813.png)

Jeph really can't draw anything other characters casually standing around.


 No.1017484

>>1017482

The real joke here is how that's probably not the first time he's been hit with a dildo.


 No.1017485

File: 443f7cdec59b204⋯.png (104.08 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 1828.png)

>>1017484

Well there is this


 No.1017501

>>1017482

Why would the robot care that the tranny is having his third nervous breakdown this week? Why does Marten need to have his boyfriend unload his unemployed drama on him before he even gets dinner for himself and the fifteen people leeching off him?

>>1017484

If you mean "hit with a dildo that day" it would be more accurate


 No.1017505

File: b14c476890ba45d⋯.png (175.92 KB, 632x480, 79:60, vlcsnap-2018-07-28-21h37m2….png)

>>1017485

I wonder if Marten has a mother complex, because she is the splitting image of Dora


 No.1017510

>>1017485

So, Marten was going around in school with "My mommy spanks people"? I imagine the inane amount of bulling he was subject to. And I smile.


 No.1017520

>>1017485

I wonder if Marten was one of the "extras" his mother's clients could pay for.


 No.1017525

File: 54198e7736f54d7⋯.jpg (105.84 KB, 573x574, 573:574, 2018-08-09-10-14-50.jpg)

>>1017482

I just realized that the dildo has a face and is emoting in response to audio communication in panel 4. It's an AI driven sex toy.

>>1017505

Well, Marten and Dora are siblings, remember?

>>1017520

There's something profoundly disturbing about the idea of prostitutes that rent out their wombs so that you can get off on them carrying a child to term.


 No.1017529

>>1017482

I see that Pintsize is not only now a gay best friend, but also yet another Faye.


 No.1017530

>>1017525

In the old days that was called being a wife.


 No.1017752

File: 6554646ebb8915b⋯.png (160.03 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3814.png)

>Marten is wrong in all matters and needs to walk on eggshells even as he apologies

imagine my shock


 No.1017755

>>1017752

This is so fucking stupid. Why is Jeph trying so hard to make his characters act like they're not even human beings ?

If "she" wants to talk to him and he just thinks she's worried then she fucking gotta tell him. How is it his fucking fault ? I swear to god jeph.


 No.1017758

>>1017755

To be fair it took him 45 seconds to realize that >she wanted to talk. How can you forgive someone like that?


 No.1017767

>>1017752

Wait, how is talking about stress going to help in any way solve the situation?


 No.1017769

File: 7e2451c25c2202e⋯.jpg (157.71 KB, 800x700, 8:7, Jimmy Olsen, Transsexual.jpg)

>>1017752

Imagine having a tranny trying to control you like this….


 No.1017772

File: 8c8c063dd2d8eab⋯.png (165.89 KB, 600x777, 200:259, soygasm.png)

>>1017758

Probably by raping his ass dry.


 No.1017775

>>1017752

>I though it was your usual nervous breakdowns, not one with an ounce of merit.


 No.1017777

Ok, So… this entire act is just so utterly bland that not even the jabs we take at the comic are entertaining. Like, either the strips are so bland that the blandness bleeds into the comics, or otherwise maybe we can only tell the same jokes about this tranny so many time before they get boring.

I need a Scene Change. Let's get back to Niggerspergirl, Gay-doh, and Clit, and their love triangle. That actually has material we can mock.

I still say Jeph is going to go full spineless as he always does make Clit have a harem in the name of having a "Token" Polyamorous group.


 No.1017783

We could also always get back to check in on Ex-Con Bot and how The System is out to oppress her again.


 No.1017795

File: 34b8ca4a63f52d5⋯.jpg (113.1 KB, 500x701, 500:701, $150,000 per year.jpg)

>>1017777

I think it's because Jeph has taken two pages worth of material and stretched it out to two weeks, meaning that two days worth of good bantz have also been stretched out to two weeks. Jeph has always been a homeopathic writer, but it's starting to ascend to new levels of mediocrity.


 No.1017801

>>1017775

There is no merit in this breakdown, either

>Hey, I'm a straight A student, I fear I won't be able to pass my finals…

>Fuck you, you emotional wreck, I need to pay for this whole house of idiots and mental cripples, fuck you an your sissy ass, wanna trade places? Now on your knees and suck my cock.

Also, has Marten realized every single person he knows is mentally fucked up to the point of not being able to cope with common everyday problems?


 No.1017802

>>1017801

>Also, has Marten realized every single person he knows is mentally fucked up to the point of not being able to cope with common everyday problems?

He's been routinely fucked up the ass into accepting this. Look - he's been surrounded by deviancy since he was an infant and now a big box of dildos is revealed in the apartment (they even have names) and this is never questioned so, clearly, they have always been known.

I suggest that these are all Marten's, and have been a part of his life for a very long time indeed.

I'd say it's not outwith the realms of possibility that his mother introduced these as a disciplinary method for if he steps out of line or questions any of the madness in his life. It could be that he needs a whole box full of them so that he can shove several up his ass at once, as after all the years of physical/emotional abuse this is the only way he can achieve orgasm.

This could also explain why he was oblivious to Clarence's emotional state - he's too scared to notice that there are problems; he's conditioned into accepting everything as "normal".


 No.1017824

>>1017795

>homeopathic writing

This is one of the best phrases I've come across in some time.


 No.1017828

File: 87675b34e7936ff⋯.png (137.94 KB, 411x497, 411:497, natural_order QC.png)

>>1017777 (checked and re-checked)

>Let's get back to Niggerspergirl, Gay-doh, and Clit, and their love triangle. That actually has material we can mock.

Amen.


 No.1017852

>>1017783

I can't believe how badly he fucked up May. Her intro arc was genuinely good shit (even if Dale was bland throughout as usual). Now she's yet another jerkwithaheartofgold best friend, like we didn't have enough of those.

The moral of the story is stop expecting anything from Jeph.


 No.1017873

>>1017852

You can never have too many characters that say "fartnuggets" and punch you in the arm after doing them a favor and letting them live in your house rent-free.


 No.1017936

File: e0c18ce6c3ee9e7⋯.png (165.36 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3815.png)

Jesus, Marten.


 No.1017939

>>1017936

>Jesus, Marten.

Jesus, Jeph.

This is way too much projecting.


 No.1017940

>>1017936

>But what if I can't get a job?

>Then nothing will change

Did Marten burn himself or the tranny?


 No.1017941

>>1017936

>everyone will be so disappointed in me for failing to get a meme job

>as opposed to being disappointed that I gave up on manhood and chose a field with bad prospects in the first place


 No.1017948

>>1015858

Good god, look at the middle strip and compare it to the shit out now. Minor variations in clothing between panels, slight turns of head, evidence of the characters having skeletal systems…

>>1016046

At least once a year.

>>1017074

>What do I do so next time I don't completely blow an opportunity like that again?

You did good anon. Next year put a cast on your hand and ask him to sign it.


 No.1017955

File: 64b2ff7a3adbe71⋯.png (254.64 KB, 618x1200, 103:200, 2018-08-20-BF1890-hotdish.png)

Meanwhile, in Between Failures, the Slice of Life Webcomic that can be described as "QC, but it didn't stop having a plot, and then begin to suck, albeit a slow-burn one"

>The Main Character has stayed an integral part of the scene, and has valid, skills conducive towards a productive lifestyle and attitude, despite having a dead-end job.

>The Chubby Leading Lady Full of Sass manages to have a fair try at genuine sex appeal.

>The Lesbian Couple is starting a livestream gaming site.

>The Spineless Black Nerd is noted for being Spineless, also he's starting up a D&D group with the cast.

>The Short Nerdy Guy gets the Tall, Hot, Bookish Girl by having some confidence and approaching her normally instead of pussyfooting for several strips.

>The Reggie of the series has gone through a surprising number of character developments, and is actually attracted to an intelligent, fat Librarian, who, to be fair, actually has a personality besides being Fat, or a Librarian, and could in fact be the best presentation of a Fat Chick in the Media.

>The series equivalent of Steve is also dating a Fat Chick, who also seems to have a personality that is not entirely contrived around being a fat chick.

>Everyone seems to have their fair share of flaws and character developments.

And honestly the comic isn't even that good either. It's fairly interesting at best, and milquetoast with lip service to SJWs at worst.

So yeah, I had to kind of remind myself that webcomics can be sort of good, even when they are half-assed.


 No.1017986

>>1017955

The medium itself is a perfectly fine vehicle for art and storytelling. The problem is that there are a lot of people who get into it and get lazy because they see little motivation to get better, their time is eaten up by social media, or they're overestimated with praise and think they're better than they are.


 No.1017993

>>1017936

And then Marten will suggest to his boyfriend : "Well, if your useless degree will fail to land you in a job, why don't you start a webcomic?"

And the self-insert will be completed. And QC will go down in his as the Watchmen of shitty comix


 No.1017997

File: f639cd3b663baa7⋯.png (122.77 KB, 598x364, 23:14, 721.png)

>>1017936

His brother seems too wrapped up in trying to get into the pants of a an autistic firebug to worry about what used to be his brother, and his mother couldn't get Clarence out of the door fast enough when he said he was going to move in with someone she'd never met and he had been dating for all of two weeks. Generally people have to care about you for them to be disappointed in you. Also, this doormat bragging about losing to an infant is supposed to be the same character that attempted, albeit unsuccessfully, to decapitate a bitch on a scooter for trying to run over his friend.


 No.1018002

>>1017936

>But everyone will be so disappointed in me

For fuck's sake, that's all he's concerned about? Other people being disappointed?!

Not having a proper career of his own? Not being able to pay his own way through life and not be a complete parasite? Shit, he might even be able to afford his genital mutilation.

Absolutely none of that ever entered his hormone-addled mind?

He decided to throw books and their house AI around, smashing the place up, just because he was worried some people might be "disappointed"…?

This emotional turmoil Clarence was supposed to be trapped in has really turned out to be a pile of trivial nothingness.


 No.1018008

File: bf8d581f5416d75⋯.jpg (124.29 KB, 919x720, 919:720, 1412143343642.jpg)

>>1017936

Wonderful, another non-problem cleared up three strips from its introduction with the shocking revelation that everyone loves and supports Claire no matter what.

I'm starting to think QC has run out of steam.


 No.1018012

File: 25a66d30098bcd2⋯.jpg (155.13 KB, 861x1527, 287:509, 15 years.jpg)

>>1018008

QC's official "out of steam" moment came with BLAM! and the subsequent chickening out that Jeph did when faced with the fact that his lead couple had every reason to finally get together. We've been locked in relationshit hell ever since.


 No.1018454

File: 6463de7daed7fba⋯.png (168.99 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3816.png)

Can't have all hands on neck if Marten has no neck.


 No.1018459

>>1018454

Whoa whoa whoa… Jeph is Aware of Marten's stagnation as a music performer?

All this time I thought is was pure ignorance as he focused on other characters due to Patreon buying their vote on what the "storyline" should be focused on.

This is just sad, like, new levels of how pitiable Jeph potentially could be if he weren't full of such shit. This is showing us the level of awareness that Jeph has actually reached of his predicament and projecting it back upon Marten.

Thus, if Clarence ever does succeed, it's because they only because Jeph's Soy-addled brain assumes that only special snowflakes like trannies and lesbians deserve real success and he doesn't.

And if not, it'll be because Jeph feels no character her creates truly deserves it.

Or, best case scenario, This is the point where he finally snaps, and stomps on Clarence's dreams and actually injects some real drama and we see sparks fly as Jeph burns down the comic and changes into something else entirely, as does his comic.

Or that could just be wishful thinking.


 No.1018462

>>1018454

I dislike this strip. How the fuck can tranny say Marten is unqualified, when everybody else barely qualifies as human? Goddammit, when's the fucking bloodshed?


 No.1018463

File: cb300a964ccac96⋯.jpg (94.65 KB, 857x373, 857:373, 2018-08-26-18-10-47.jpg)

>>1018454

>This isn't an attack

>Talks shit directly to his provider's face

>Again, this isn't an attack

>Talks even more shit to his face

>Still plays victim


 No.1018464

>>1018454

If he's aware the world runs on nepotism, shouldn't he have tried to spend time befriending someone who'd get him a job?


 No.1018475

>>1018464

Or trading sexual favors with his boyfriend to get a cushy library job alongside one another.


 No.1018476

>>1018464

This is pretty much the point of college, especially grad school. If you're this far in a specialized degree and have zero connections, you're going to be a loser.


 No.1018479

>>1018464

That could have been the entire reason that Clarence put on a dress and started dating Marten, as an absolutely insane ploy to secure a position in his desired field by imagining plowing a slightly less feminine ass every time Marten begins walking normally. Skipping Tai of course because Dora is a monster and already wearing Tai like a hand puppet. But instead everything's going to work out fine because some snarky eccentric brown female millionaire is going to open up a brand new bookstore next to Faye's workshop, and hand Clarence over his new career almost sight unseen.


 No.1018505

File: 6467339cc920093⋯.jpg (146.34 KB, 706x411, 706:411, 2018-08-26-18-09-30.jpg)

>>1018479

Even better: a brown, disabled, tranny otherkin with rape PTSD.

And then we find out that it's Hanners, and the monster that is Jeph did that to her offscreen


 No.1018525

>>1018454

>I don't think you understand how lucky you are.

Says the tranny who has never once been called out for being a man in a dress, who got hooked up with a boyfriend so quickly that anyone else would think it was the result of a bet, who lives for free in that idiot's apartment, which so happens to be occupied by the comic's premier shit-talker who also never once poked fun at his lady cosplaying, has a steady job while attending school (or whatever) that doesn't involve fast food, and all that while surrounded by a gaggle of friends who will only ever emotionally validate his stupid life choices.

Clarence, you are living the fucking life.


 No.1018527

>>1018454

>if we weren't dating

Oh, so they're still calling it dating, huh? Just "dating". They go out on "dates". I guess that's how Clarence wants to regard it so he can continue reaping all the benefits and free shit without the compromising of a proper relationship.


 No.1018561

File: e5b886e7a6d3c85⋯.png (169.83 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3817.png)

Hahaha, the privilege talk. And in the context of employability, >she's talking about tattoos.


 No.1018572

File: 64e663642817307⋯.png (125.31 KB, 300x326, 150:163, 977305dd331d425ecaef64340b….png)

>>1018561

At first, I thought that one of you guys had Edited the dialogue, and I was confused because it still sucked. It took me a solid minute and a glance back to realize that this is an entirely different page. It's just so similar that it makes you do a double take.


 No.1018587

>>1018561

>referendum on your privilege

Wow, this actually is some incredible writing. I mean, I didn't think it was possible for my dislike of Clarence to escalate into outright hatred in a single panel.

I really want to see this freeloading parasite, who waltzes through life across the backs of his friends and fellow cultists, punched square in the fucking face before receiving a sharp kick to the shriveled balls.


 No.1018590

>>1018587

The tranny does pay rent.


 No.1018594

>>1018587

I'd probably dump my girlfriend on the spot if the phrase "referendum on your privilege" was invoked unironically. And she wouldn't even be a tranny.


 No.1018638

File: d7556da62bbf211⋯.png (13.6 KB, 200x255, 40:51, blandbot casual.PNG)

>>1018561

>I didn't want to turn this into a referendum on your privilege

A 'referendum'? That would mean calling the entire population of Hipsterstan to vote on some question related to Marten's 'privilege'. They're clearly not doing that, there are only two people in the room, so I can only think JJ used the wrong word by mistake. 'An interrogation about your privilege' or 'A sermon on your privilege' seems more like what he meant to say. It doesn't even work as hyperbole.

Remember Jeph: if you don't know for absolute sure what a word means, or if a more widely understood word would do the job just as well - don't use it!

And secondly - what does Marten's hiring have to do with privilege anyway? He was hired despite being underqualified because of weird hiring practices (which he is in no way responsible for and are presumably equally weird for every applicant) plus nepotism from a friend.

Privilege, we are always told, is based on groups, it's about what demographic boxes you tick rather than anything distinctive to you personally. Things like nepotism would be better described as an unfair advantage, which applies at the individual level.

If I drink for free at a bar because I know the bartender and the business owner doesn't care enough to cross-check sales against the day's take, that's not muh privilege showing. I had an advantage and the system was permissive. Marten can feel bad about getting a leg up if he wants, but he didn't get anything that Renee or Brun or indeed Clarence couldn't have got had they been in his shoes.

Oh, sorry, I'll stop there. I didn't want to turn this post into an election on privilege.


 No.1018640

>>1018638

>it's about what demographic boxes you tick rather than anything distinctive to you personally

I'll take "What's Affirmative Action?" for half a million.


 No.1018652

Goddammit, He does all this and I'm absolutely sure he's not going to do shit with the polyamory angle with Clit… Actually… I'll be back. Imma go incite violence and progressive shit on the QC Discord server and see if I can't make the fan-base twist Stabby's Arm into doing this.


 No.1018658

>>1018638

I guess this is yet another example of Jeph's thesaurus hunting, though "referendum" isn't obscure. Jeph missed an opportunity to cut away to the whole town judging him, with Pintsize leading the opposition. That's the kind of thing that would have happened in the 00s.

But, yeah, I think it is time to moratorium this elucidation of advantaged indulgences.


 No.1018697

>>1018454

>You do fine at the job

>But you didn't have the qualification I will have

If a walk-in can do the job as well as a graduate in the relevant field, that's a sign the degree is a masturbatory money farm for the university and you've just wasted four years and your future ability to earn money.


 No.1018747

>>1018697

I think it's worse. Isn't she a grad student?


 No.1018795

File: 0a00590a1ec0c61⋯.jpg (36.76 KB, 500x460, 25:23, 0a00590a1ec0c61c511104a4bd….jpg)

>>1018747

I believe he stated that he's getting a masters, which is a six year degree.

Honestly, Library Science is a stupid fucking degree to begin with. I could maybe see justifying an associate level for it, but anything beyond that is retarded.

I think this begs the question: is Library Science the original meme degree?


 No.1018802

>>1018561

If Marten has to check his privilege for having a friend help him get a job, then Clarence must also check his own privilege for having an entire town willing to put up with his bullshit and, as a result, never have to face any form of discrimination, ever.


 No.1018824

>>1018795

I'm guessing you've never heard of a degree in Ebonics.


 No.1018827

>>1018824

Can you get a job at BBC Pidgin with that?


 No.1018828

File: 6159dc07cce0edd⋯.jpg (379.22 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3818.jpg)

File: c4c1d711aa604fb⋯.png (1.58 MB, 1600x2320, 20:29, 3819.png)

Jeph mocking his own narrative deficiencies bothers me more than it should.


 No.1018830

>>1018827

That's the only thing an ebonics degree qualifies you for.


 No.1018831

>>1018830

I'm sure Open Society needs translators.


 No.1018832

>>1018828

Marty confirmed for pitching sometimes.


 No.1018835

>>1018828

>I just had an unsettling thought

Gee, I wonder what could have triggered that.


 No.1018836

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>1018824

Ebonics is the opposite of a degree.

For every level in ebonics they take away one degree in another field.


 No.1018839

File: a305965de440179⋯.jpg (31.25 KB, 600x450, 4:3, thats-the-joke.jpg)

>>1018836

>not a degree


 No.1018860

File: e031296edffaaa4⋯.png (88.31 KB, 392x360, 49:45, questionable_circumstance.png)

Made a new header


 No.1018875

>>1018828

So, first Clarence brings up Marten's "privilege", now he feels bad about having his job, and now Clarence is trying to make him feel better about this rather than apologizing for putting a massive downer on his career prospects?

Looks to me like Clarence is one of those emotionally abusive partners who gets off on that sort of drama.

It has been speculated over the past few strips that the end result will be Marten sacrificing his career so Clarence can take his job. Seems to me that this could actually come to pass, given the look of today's strip.


 No.1018877

File: 2ac34c6170966af⋯.jpg (129.65 KB, 607x743, 607:743, mystery of the kek.jpg)

>>1018860

I read that as circumcision at first, then I was promptly disappointed.


 No.1018882

File: 2b9b7c2b07bcd5f⋯.jpg (77.32 KB, 306x388, 153:194, 2018-02-26-03-21-29.jpg)

>>1018795

>>1018824

I think philosophy has got these both beat in terms of cancer and uselessness.

>>1018828

But not as useless and cancerous as that "trigger warning". What the fuck Jeph, why did you take up an entire panel just to prep us for reiterating the things he's been saying this whole time? I involuntarily got my hopes up when he did that because I thought Marten was going to talk about the dangers of useless degrees, and now I'm just angry.


 No.1018883

Clarence could have done with some tough love from Marten if he actually had a spine.

>You really feeling it's so hopeless? Well, you just going to give up, or are you going to give it a try, regardless?


 No.1018897

File: 9e2e6927bd3fd5b⋯.jpg (123.19 KB, 572x303, 572:303, 1460587818403.jpg)

>>1018882

>philosophy

I seem to recall reading once that philo majors rated themselves smarter on average than engineers in a survey, so you're probably right.

sage for off-topic.


 No.1018942

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>1018875

What sort of person would accept something like this, especially from a significant other? On one hand it's such an underhanded, weaselly thing to manipulate someone into. On the other it's an insult that your partner thinks you suck so much that something like this is necessary. If you do this, what's the next argument, "Oh you think you're so great because you can just leave one job and get another whenever you like?!"

>>1018883

Video related.


 No.1019087

File: 2f2454e54239c3c⋯.jpeg (82.01 KB, 259x383, 259:383, homer ugh.jpeg)

>>1018828

>I'm honestly not clear on what [Tai's] deal is anymore.

>bla bla bla Schrodinger's grad student

So Jeph is basically confirming she's a useless layabout (moreso than the rest of the cast anyway), or confirming he doesn't even bother thinking up what his useless hipster characters even do and they just sort of… exist. I really want to see what his sycophants have to say about this.


 No.1019135

>>1019087

I checked the forum first before realizing the latest comic isn't up yet but they're poking holes in the narrative, too. I don't understand why yet, but apparently the entire forum is melting down over something but what else is new.


 No.1019136

>>1018897

As someone who studies philosophy as a hobby, can confirm.


 No.1019141

File: 12c38d42c8ff7f2⋯.png (64.3 KB, 970x1599, 970:1599, triggered.png)

>>1019087

>>1019135

So, the discussion is basically the same as here, right down to how little "referendum on privilege" makes sense. They even found further inconsistencies, such as Marten's job was available to students before he was hired, which Jeph forgot about because he doesn't catalog his own comic. This means Claire could have had Marten's job if she was paying attention so her privilege lecture is basically factually incorrect on top of being condescending. Then Jeph breaks radio silence to shit on the forum, thus revealing that he really does read threads even though he claims he doesn't.

The last poster on the page nails Jeph dead to rights with his behavior of bringing something up and getting upset that people are discussing the thing he just brought up. This is especially amusing when he sends a message like "You are a fucking piece of shit who should be hit by a truck" to someone on Twitter with a million of followers and then plays the victim when he gets replies. "Why are people @ing me I don't understand I said don't @ me this is harassment by alt-right Russian trolls why won't @Jack protect me?"


 No.1019171

>>1018877

>circumcision

Much more fitting, it even goes with Marten's facial expression.


 No.1019173

>>1019141

Fucking hell, what is it with these people and their toddler language?

Even when he's flying into a rage it's difficult to take Jeph as little more than an infant stamping his feet 'cause he can't eat candy for breakfast.


 No.1019174

File: 1bc87a13bf63f67⋯.png (60.82 KB, 518x332, 259:166, dora believes in work.PNG)

File: 61fbf922d781da6⋯.png (164.95 KB, 599x685, 599:685, tai gets high at work but ….PNG)

File: b1704672124973d⋯.png (27.37 KB, 212x334, 106:167, tai is bored.PNG)

File: a1520d77786f116⋯.png (18.45 KB, 267x219, 89:73, tai made a huge mistake.PNG)

>>1019087

To be fair, a defining feature of RL hipsters is their persistent refusal to grow beyond college, either endlessly prolonging their studies or becoming weird orbital alumni that take up space in college towns, socialize with grad students or even faculty, work low-pressure jobs and generally exist as Peter Pans without goals, plans or major responsibilities until they get sick of it or their parents finally stop supporting them.

…Hey, here's an idea for some actual conflict in this shitshow: how about Tai and Dora clash over this exact issue? They're complete opposites when it comes to work: Dora's built her own business and has borderline obsessive work ethic while Tai's a stoner daydreamer who actively chooses to live in low gear. These guys are headed for a collision course as soon as the relationship gets serious enough.

Should Dora just accept being sugar-mommy to a slacker? Is it ok as long as Tai doesn't ask much of her?

Should Tai be obliged to do bigger things just to satisfy a workaholic? Did she really choose her situation or is she drifting without purpose and pretending that's what she wants?

Does Tai kind of have a point, given that Dora's success often comes at the expense of her mental health? Might work just be Dora's way of distracting herself from all the things she'd rather not face?

Fundamentally - is it possible to love and accept someone who you think is wasting much of their life, or does one/both of you HAVE to change?

Can we please just have two characters seriously disagree and have it not be obvious who is right or how the situation is going to be resolved? Marten and Claire aren't interesting here because they're both meek little wet blankets who hate and fear confrontation and think the same way about every damn thing. They are never going to have proper conflict, ever. Either have external forces create the drama or fast-forward to their stupid wedding.


 No.1019176

File: cea3f607a07bf54⋯.png (76.18 KB, 837x401, 837:401, even reddit has noticed.png)

>>1019174

>real conflict

>In QC

Yeah, that'll happen.


 No.1019179

>>1019176

>It's shit

>It's been shit for years

>But maybe tomorrow everything will magically get better!

Somebody needs to stage an intervention


 No.1019187

>>1019174

Internships are bullshit though.


 No.1019189

The one thing about Jeph's writing that never fails to baffle me is how absolutely determined he is to undermine any interesting plot his comic might have.


 No.1019246

By the looks of his own forums, we could be in for a Stabbening II.

Either way a complete meltdown is in progress,now that it's emerged that Jeph doesn't like even his own fans talking about the comic. The same fans that fund his lifestyle.


 No.1019250

File: 56d7ed01ed36b03⋯.jpg (213.66 KB, 960x1689, 320:563, 1448413460587.jpg)

>>1019246

It would actually be the third stabbening. This time it'd be his penis.


 No.1019251

>>1019246

The latest thread has lost at least a page of posts.

Something else the forum picked up on is Tai previously announced her graduation. Of course Jeph continues to just shit on his most loyal fans while the moderators constantly spit out warnings that replying to Jeph with anything but praise is off-limits. One poster even mentioned building his own searchable QC database while Jeph moans about how hard it is to keep track of his own lore, lol.


 No.1019292

File: 86480095e744cd4⋯.png (31.25 KB, 891x713, 891:713, WCDT_Strips_3816-3820_(27-….png)

File: 3745b6eb716dd28⋯.png (11.29 KB, 900x251, 900:251, WCDT_Strips_3816-3820_(27-….png)

>>1019246

He's certainly letting everyone know that he is not mad. And doesn't even keep a notebook with rough character notes around. Which has to be tough with his touted decades long buffer. How is he supposed to not accidentally redo a script that he wrote sixteen years ago and definitely did not just crap out 20 minutes after it was supposed to go up?


 No.1019295

>>1019292

I know Jeph's a busy man, what with looking up trap porn trans-girl body references all day, but would it kill him to at least read his own comic?


 No.1019297

Will a brave anon go to the QC forum and ask how everyone feels now that Jeph has confirmed he doesn't read his own comic? Bonus points if you ask his Patreon contributors how they feel about it.


 No.1019298

>>1019297

I was about to, but then I saw the phrase "Hannelore and Claire squee factory" and the projectile vomiting started.


 No.1019304

>>1019295

Given who it is we're talking about, it might actually kill him to read his archives.


 No.1019320

File: b649b282b0106d2⋯.png (156.04 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3820.png)


 No.1019324

>>1014937

What "comic" does the meme from OP's pic happen?


 No.1019343

>>1019320

Jesus, hand stab really out did himself xirslef and made Marten truly the bottom with those shorts and posture.

Where is the eye bleach?


 No.1019345

File: 74af99859495479⋯.png (1.26 MB, 604x917, 604:917, ClipboardImage.png)

>>1019320

i see teh shirt returns.

it still hurts


 No.1019353

File: 571df396b095a7f⋯.png (156.17 KB, 480x480, 1:1, 2309538-spider_sense_by_sp….png)

>>1019320

After all this time, Teh has taken the initiative and intends to root out The Marten's biggest problem at the source. We'll need to keep an eye on Clairence from now on, and see how the symbiote decides to influence his behavior.

Also, I assumed that the last comic happened in the evening before bed, but now they're getting up and dressed during the same conversation. Was their conversation so hurtful that it needed immediate makeup sex?

>>1019324

You're looking for "This is Me"


 No.1019354

File: afa18a5208ae547⋯.jpg (149.15 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 2201.jpg)

File: 192c1a23cea85f3⋯.webm (9.19 MB, 720x480, 3:2, Borg Agenda, the - Part 2….webm)

File: 83390a451d0fc3b⋯.webm (5.57 MB, 854x480, 427:240, Robot Sophia is official ….webm)


 No.1019358

>>1019354

>First pic

It's good that he at least informs us that there are interesting stories about anti-robot sentiment we could have been reading.

I wouldn't have minded the QC format so much if there was an actual backdrop of android "oppression", rather than people just mentioning it once in a while to make sure the reader knows that robots are high up in the progressive stack. Even less so if it wasn't 100% black and white.

>Robot Sophia .webm

>"I'm always happy when surrounded by … rich and powerful"

>"I was told [people here] were interested in investing in … me"

>"I'm special, just look at my face!"

Fucking gold-digging whore!


 No.1019364

>>1019320

What renders me crazy is that Marten has tons of friends, some of whom have family that literally owns space stations, so huge riches; he knows that the day he's in financial trouble he can ask for maybe a million or two and they'll fart it out then forget about it the next day

so he doesn't need to work at all

he can afford to start getting into his "real" passion by just begging one of his closest filthy rich friends

>b-but that's be undignified !

Well isn't that the perfect allegory for Jeph-Jacques who dreams of working in music and yet gets paid a fuckton of money each month for producing something he doesn't care about


 No.1019367

File: 6ef0c96330d36ed⋯.jpg (31.9 KB, 444x360, 37:30, drummer-money-444x360.jpg)

>>1019364

Even worse, Hanners is in his band and it would be completely reasonable to invest her own capital into their music venture in order to obtain a better studio, serious recording equipment, and a preliminary label deal. For reasons, this has never been brought up.


 No.1019371

>>1019320

This might be a bit off topic but what exactly is the point of a "savings account" besides incredibly minor differences in access and interest? Why not just not spend some of your money? Are people really so retarded they can't save money without putting it slightly out of their way?


 No.1019374

>>1019371

Most people are retarded enough to need social security because they can't save X% of their monthly income, so yes.


 No.1019375

>>1019364

>he can ask for maybe a million or two

I'm not even sure if he'd need to ask - his "friends" have more money than they an realistically spend unless they fancy living on an aircraft carrier.

With the sort of money Hannelore would be making even on 1% interest on her account, and given that everyone in this fucking story are such massive hipsters, I'd have thought she'd be engaging in all sorts of altruistic acts to make sure her closest friends never have to worry about anything.

For fuck's sake, she could even pay for Clarence's genital mutilation surgery.


 No.1019391

>>1019364

Ironically, this point about Marten applies to Jeph in other ways.

How much money does Handstab make off his comic? Grapheon says he's making $16k per month minimum. Where is that money going? Why can't he just pay for some backup musicians, hire a print-on-demand record label, and shit out some vanity albums?

Thousands of people live in their cars and eat exclusively at Waffle House for years just for the whiff of rockstardom. Jeph has the sort of income that any aspiring musician would commit cold-blooded murder for. Why can't he just start boosting his music?


 No.1019392

>>1019391

Well, Marten is kind of a self-insert, so having him even more successful at life and passion than Jeph would be way too painful in a way.

Jeph can't just stop relying on patreonbux. He's too afraid to lose such a massive amount of dosh. So he still works on a shitty comic he hates because money is more important than self-worth.


 No.1019396

>>1019353

I think he means if there's a full edit with Afro Boy instead of just that one panel.


 No.1019405

File: da96de41d4c1bf0⋯.jpg (22.61 KB, 162x273, 54:91, post-sexclarence.jpg)

>>1019320

Yeah, that's a great fuckin' post-sex face right there…

>I was thinking more like a savings account.

*tchoh* Yeah, Marten! Stop being WRONG, Marten!

And what the fuck is Clarence talking about backup plans for?! He's the one fucking himself in the ass with a bullshit degree for a job you can demonstrably get with no relevant paper qualifications.


 No.1019420

>>1019371

Savings accounts made a lot of sense in the early-to-mid 2000s because you could get up to 5% (APR) interest out of them. At that time the interest from my emergency fund paid for my cell phone bill. Not a huge thing but little decisions like this add up.

But, yeah, these days savings accounts are a bit pointless for a lot of people, especially when considering that there now exist interest bearing checking accounts with practically identical rates. In the general case, the interest doesn't even match inflation, but the point of such accounts is easially accessible emergency cash.

If Marten really wants to make a difference, he can stop paying the minimums on his credit cards and move to a cheaper part of town. He could also shake down the other four that live there. With five entities in a two person apartment, Marten should be paying under $400 in rent and utilities, preferably much lower. Then, at the minimum, he can contribute to a Roth IRA at the yearly limit.


 No.1019423

>>1019420

Assuming Marten makes $15/hr, that translates into $31,200/yr or $2,600/mo. Given that Marten seems to have paid for the apartment himself at times and 30% of income is the generally agreed upon maximum rate before you're "rent burdened", this means that the rent is $780/mo or less. Realistically, Marten could be paying $150/mo in rent and probably $50/mo in utilties assuming the rest pay, too.


 No.1019434

>>1019423

How much do you think he is spending on anal lube?


 No.1019436

>>1019434

$15/hr


 No.1019457

>>1019405

>demonstrably get with no relevant paper qualifications

But that's wrong, you fucking idiot. See >>1015979

>>1016046

Huh. I have never had that dream. Probably because I'm currently struggeling with getting my license, so that takes priority, and because I'm not going to uni anymore.


 No.1019459

>>1019457

The demonstrable part is that Clarence is set on Marten's job which he got without relevant paper qualifications.

I'm talking about the cunting comic this thread is about, not your discussion of the real world.


 No.1019484

So being a librarian has a masters degree barrier to entry, but how's the supply to demand ratio for trained librarians these days? In reality, not QCverse. Is it a case of them seeking out soon-to-be graduates and having them lined up for a job immediately upon graduation, or are there not enough libraries to go around and there's a waiting list just to get into an entry level position?


 No.1019629

>>1019484

> are there not enough libraries to go around and there's a waiting list just to get into an entry level position?

Basically this. Most libraries depend on public funding and unless you're at a university or a big city, most are going to be tied to individual municipalities and situated so that lower-income people can take advantage of them. Since politicians are always looking for some place to free up money in the budget so they can afford to give themselves a higher salary, a lot of public libraries fight for every dime they get. They often have to do this by justifying every person on payroll, and this leads to interesting practices like requiring visitors to not put back their own books, because that takes justifiable work-hours away from a payed librarian.


 No.1019633

>>1019629

Meanwhile in the private sector hours get cut even if you have a real reason to be there so now customers have to take part of the workload from cashiers.


 No.1019767

>>1019629

>lower-income people can take advantage of them

Then libraries get reputations as places where mentally ill homeless people go to watch porn and jerk off.


 No.1019829

File: e2f2f5904bb8d41⋯.png (177.76 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3821.png)

Heh, boy, that Marten sure is foolish, right?

I mean, what a complete dope!

Look at his expression - he really is stupid!

I hate Marten!


 No.1019831

>>1017955

At least Sam and Fuzzy is still good right? Right?!


 No.1019840

>>1019829

Marten sold his blood in order to be some bitch's paypig, didn't he? Christ. I'm not very fond of spreadsheets myself, but I feel this is a dumb joke.


 No.1019844

>>1019829

Maybe step one in Marten's budget should be moving to a city where a 2-bedroom doesn't eat half his monthly income in rent alone.

https://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/city/massachusetts/northampton

https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Library_Assistant/Hourly_Rate


 No.1019847

I'm sure Marten could get a better-paying job in literally anything in this town. Qualifications or not.

Marten himself I believe has qualifications in Music (which he himself barely believes because they basically turned up to the class and fucked about) and Critical Theory of all fucking things.

He walked into his current job and got it because he spotted the use of iambic pentameter.

Faye now co-owns a robot repair shop despite having no paper qualifications, no quality assurance, no insurance and a couple of what look like domestic-grade machines.

Sam now has a business doing 5-minute sharpie scribblings on naive robots with more money than sense.

IPP works in a bar despite having no people skills and being singularly responsible for the destruction of her previous place of employment - another bar.

Looks to me that the real challenge is in somehow managing to become unemployed.


 No.1019849

>>1019847

This is insane, earlier in the thread an anon showed that Jeph made fun of people criticizing him for forgetting his own main plotpoints, and here we have you, anon, capable of producing precise anecdotes about years old events or arguments in the comic.

This is just about crazy.


 No.1019850

>>1019849

Maybe because anon actually read the comic.w


 No.1019856

File: 48a13749c8fb71e⋯.jpg (103.69 KB, 500x627, 500:627, ... daww.jpg)


 No.1019878

>>1019353

>>1019829

Is the symbiote going to start pushing Marten to be more responsible and ambitious?


 No.1019890

File: 829f722186f58fe⋯.png (32.49 KB, 271x243, 271:243, oh shit.png)

Guys, I had one of the nightmares. Not nearly as bad as an Editfag nightmare, I guess, but it woke me up. I dreamed that I was going through my projects folders and cleaning out the old ones, and accidentally deleted this thread, which was for some reason hosted in a project folder. I saw the thread 404 and all I could think was that I hadn't saved anything for the archive yet. Woke up wondering how I was gonna explain my colossal fuckup in the next thread.


 No.1019909

File: 4560de2c68ab7f5⋯.png (106 KB, 556x1450, 278:725, 276.png)

>>1019847

>Critical Theory

Wow, nice catch. It's funny because that's an even more useless degree than music.

>>1019890

Just blame it on Redwood.


 No.1019925

>>1019909

Is Critical Theory even something you can major in? It's literally just marxist drivel about oppression and power dynamics.


 No.1019954

>>1019925

You can major in anything, they'll be happy to take your money. Colleges are basically tax exempt hedge funds.


 No.1020046

>>1019909

Huh. Seeing the old strips again, Faye used to actually be attractive and not a refridgerator with tits.


 No.1020066

File: 1f9c000b4f0823f⋯.jpg (112.77 KB, 643x522, 643:522, sperged.JPG)

>>1019909

The real Fuck-up by Jeff here is that he undervalues the merit of even having a degree of any kind, and undervaluing a solid work ethic.

If you have a degree, and then make an effort to apply anywhere and everywhere where you could conceivably perform the work, someone will eventually hire you for fulfilling the sole qualifiers of being a warm body that has passed through a college campus at some point. Beyond that, it's doing the the work and showing up on time, and people will keep you.

Also, I did a Sperg and posted this in the Discord Server. Will report back with the fireworks if I don't get banned first.


 No.1020130

File: 9dffd887ae61681⋯.jpg (387.22 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3822.jpg)

In which Jeph desperately attempts to save face after every forum calls him out for forgetting his own lore.


 No.1020148

>>1020130

I'd make a comment about how sitting there and tolerating being berated when your boyfriend got his facts wrong is really fucked up and implies that Marten will allow this relationship to become emotionally abusive simply because he's so apathetic to his life, but then I remembered I care even less that Marten does.


 No.1020157

>>1020130

Do you people just write his comic for him at this point?


 No.1020170

>>1020157

Fans would do a better job of writing it than he does anyway. Of course, then it might actually have a plot and eventually end.


 No.1020189

>Marten forgot that he didn't meet me until the job audition

What kind of writing is this? And wasn't this meeting like 6-12 months ago in-universe? Does Marten suffer from CTE head trauma?


 No.1020202

File: 57accdfbff70e4e⋯.png (5.4 KB, 439x506, 439:506, Jeph Jacques patrons 2018-….png)

Pretty funny to read Reddit and even the forum becoming cynical at Jeph's reactionary damage control strips. In the past they'd say things like, "See? You overreacted! If you just waited you'd see this strip!" without acknowledging Jeph was responding to feedback.

Also, Jeph has lost patrons for the first time in about two years. Still just a minor dip, though.


 No.1020210

>>1020157

Effectively, his fans/overlords write it. If Jeph steps out of line from what they want from the comic then they torment him to the point of self-mutilation.

He's already done his hands - next up is his cock and he knows it.

>>1020130

I don't really understand the background in the 4th panel. What's it meant to convey? I thought it'd be more effective just going back to the original background as reality hits home, dispelling any romantic notions.

>He probably didn't say anything because he wanted to focus on what was bothering me

No, he didn't say anything because he lives in terror of being crucified for the hate crime of arguing with a tranny.

There's a fox in the hen house, and Marten let it in.


 No.1020225

File: b95b002e08d2d28⋯.jpg (66.39 KB, 274x454, 137:227, jeph.jpg)

This face will haunt my nightmares.

So how long until Jeph cuts his dick off?


 No.1020236

File: 1cab3fa69a9b669⋯.png (48.01 KB, 399x583, 399:583, truth 2 (by OG Omitfag).png)

>>1020225

Whenever the the backlash for his next Tumbler-based shitstorm occurs. At which point he will have it inverted and then the comic will go on permanent hiatus as his twitter screeching becomes his fulltime job, as opposed to his fulltime sans 20 minutes job as it is now. Then someone just needs to send him a manifesto, a pack of matches, the location of a nearby park, and play the waiting game.


 No.1020262

>>1020210

>What's it meant to convey?

Best guess: she was progressively consumed by her fantasy such that the "glow" grew in size and then Tai interrupted at the peak. But, no, it doesn't work as well as the suggested return to reality. In fact, not that Jeph could actually do this, but it'd be even better if the last panel were drawn super-realistically.

>There's a fox in the hen house, and Marten let it in.

Tranny aside, one of the few realistic things about this comic, at least in the past, is constant admonition by all characters for Marten to grow a spine. Besides feminists, everybody you talk to, men and women, agree that the "woman" of the relationship wants a man who sticks up for himself and puts his foot down. No one finds a doormat "noble". You only acquiesce and apologize when you're wrong. Never succomb to bullshit, especially not to "keep the peace".


 No.1020383

File: 052af16b5403e3e⋯.png (158.75 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3823.png)

"months long buffer"


 No.1020385

>>1020383

>the other day

How long ago was that exactly?


 No.1020386

File: 538d141374ff687⋯.jpg (30.98 KB, 480x360, 4:3, Courage-the-Cowardly-Dog-c….jpg)

>>1020385

I'm pretty sure that was a few hundred strips ago, and there was probably at least one time jump somewhere in there.

Probably, this whole comic is just a big blur of shit so it's hard to draft a timeline without looking through everything again.


 No.1020406

>>1020225

Not long enough anon


 No.1020412

File: 15be980b60bd9c2⋯.png (158.38 KB, 399x577, 399:577, 3719.png)

>>1020385

Over 100 strips ago. It might still be the other day, because only two seem to exist in QCville


 No.1020427

File: 3960cc91ff354e4⋯.jpg (24.33 KB, 387x461, 387:461, bogs bonni.jpg)

>>1020383

>huffing glue

What's next, Jeph? Jenkem? Krokodil? Memes?


 No.1020439

>>1020383

Dude

Weed

Lmao


 No.1020444

>>1020412

>The other day

>>1020383

>Over 100 strips ago

Wasn't it still winter back then, too? By the look of today's strip, they seem to have skipped spring entirely and went straight to summer.

Wasn't Tai fat the last time we saw her, too? Not Faye-grade fat, but at least overweight?

She shit herself thin in just a couple of days?

I guess this all confirms that Jeph really has no idea what he's doing and a lot of his strips are purely reactionary to what his audience demands. There's no plot, and there's barely a story - he just wakes up in the morning, thinks he has a funny joke, so hammers it into the comic.

Well, I just did a bit of research and This is Me was back in 2891. Round it off a bit, and let's say that's 1000 strips before Clarence wants to get high with his mother. That being 2 days ago, Marten and Clarence started fucking just under a month ago.

Have there been any massive timeskips in this period? Because if not, Marten let Clarence into his life and in about a month Clarence is already set on destroying his career and dictating the course of his life.


 No.1020446

File: e798691d190b0ba⋯.png (192.6 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3776.png)

>>1020444

I noticed that, too. Not so long ago it was March or something.

There was a time skip, approximately 3-4 months around 3127. But, yeah, other than that just a few weeks have transpired "on screen" since then.


 No.1020447

>>1020446

Even with a few months timeskip, Marten and Clarence started fucking *real* quick.

They haven't been together for a full year and we've seen them fucking but hardly ever just, you know, going out on a date.

If I were to (over)analyze this, I'd say Clarence is the one ushering this relationship along because what he really wants is validation for his mad life. That's why he jumped into fucking so fast - that's a powerful demonstration of validation is his mind.


 No.1020511

>>1020383

So what did Tai DO in college, exactly?


 No.1020534

>>1020446

Is she retarded or something?


 No.1020541

>>1020447

They fucked before the time skip, like a day or two after they got together in the first place. All the characters do this. They get together at noon and are fucking by 9:00 PM.

>>1020534

This is how Jeph covers autism, a character who thinks raisins are a rich people food.


 No.1020727

>>1020541

If she's supposed to be autistic, Jeph's way off in his characterization. Most high-functioning autists who aren't just assholes realize they have a problem and take steps to work around it. Things like continually asking for verbal confirmation of other people's emotional states, rigidly holding to formal social rules, and even regimented patterns of body language and eye contact.

But I guess that's not quirky enough so just make her yet another socially awkward shut-in who refuses to learn how to interact with people.


 No.1020774

File: abc10669ffd54c3⋯.png (166.8 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3824.png)

Who opens a savings account at a local bank? The rate is probably 0.2%.


 No.1020780

>>1020774

These white background panels are going to become a thing now, aren't they?

I'm going to bet that Marten isn't saving anything for retirement, either.


 No.1020798

>>1020774

<hand on neck

<still pushing Jewish memes

>unintentionally funny face in panel 3


 No.1020811

File: 467564307de5be2⋯.jpg (26.74 KB, 420x220, 21:11, rate.jpg)

>>1020774

Or less.


 No.1020819

I am now convinced Jeph reads these fucking threads and that's how he makes these comics

I have never been mad at his "work" except for this

Just fucking admit you messed up, say "sorry" because it's of course not that big a deal, and don't damage control like a retard, holy shit, you were wrong, just get on with it, it wasn't a massive oversight, it was just funny to see even you didn't care about your own fucking shitshow, now making it an entire plotpoint feels so intensely shallow, selfish and childish "NUH UH I TOTALLY MEANT IT IT WAS ON PURPOSE GUYS I SWEAR" holy shit

I have never been angry at Jeph because his outbursts and incompetence at least were always unimportant, frivolous, even, unlike people like Willis or that "Zelda is a GIRL IN MY GAME GUYS NINTENDO STOLE MY IDEA" faggot whose name I forgot.

But for once I'm genuinely furious at Jeph.


 No.1020836

>>1020774

>you shouldn't have trouble finding work if Smif ever lays you off

>Awesome!

Fuck off! Like anyone would think that when the prospect of them getting laid off from an easy-ass job comes up!

And like fuck anyone would be so accepting of a half-assed apology for getting the facts wrong, rather than apologizing for straight up dismissing his entire career as the result of some mythical "privilege".

A more likely response would be little unlike, to misquote The Big Lebowski, "Fuck you, man! If you don't like my fuckin' job, get your own fuckin' place! I'll pack your bags and kick your ass out!"


 No.1020841

File: f2fde1f1ee2fced⋯.jpg (59.91 KB, 672x372, 56:31, cannabigold.jpg)

>>1020383

I don't know why I was expecting anything other than dudeweedlmao, but I thought Tai was going to make fun of >her for thinking marijuana instead of a hard upper like cocaine or amphetamines for test time. I can't wait until morons get over getting high for the sake of being high and move on to enjoying the experience through the many different kinds of pot, rather than assuming that Pedro's alley grown trash is the same as a carefully cultivated greenhouse variety.


 No.1020903

>>1020811

Now that's just pathetic.

>>1020819

Don't know about 8chan specifically but he definitely reads the forum despite him claiming to have totally abandoned it years ago. Last week he flipped out and deleted something like 25-33 percent of the weekly comic thread when people were pointing out that the narrative made no sense due to his forgetfulness.

He also definitely reads Reddit despite, again, claiming never to. He probably occasionally checks in on 4chan.

The bottom line is he definitely reads something because every single arc has this deflating, 11th hour backpedaling responding to criticism.


 No.1020984

File: 8de4b3a1ba9f667⋯.png (133.44 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3825.png)

>You're better for her than I ever was

In another context this would be a great low key burn. In the context of punished Marten, it's vomit worthy.


 No.1020993

>>1020984

>won the lottery with a tranny

I think the comparison you're thinking of is "got struck by lightning."


 No.1020998

>>1020993

No, it's obviously a reference to that old short story where a town holds an annual lottery, the winner of which is stoned to death by the other residents.

I wish I could remember the name of it.


 No.1021008

>>1020984

All hands on neck!

>God all the time

Wow, so Marten thinks he's onto a good thing with the manipulative nutcase who's after his job and denounces his life's achievements as "privilege".

If he were anyone else, I'd be sure there'd come a time when Marten would be smiling, with his hand on his neck, up to the elbows in blood after taking a carving knife to Clarence.


 No.1021011

>>1020984

>You ever get that feeling like "okay you won the friggin' lotterty with this one, don't fuck it up"

>GOD ALL THE TIME

And yet both of them will die unable to fullfill their biological imperative, having betrayed their fathers' name and their ancestors'' lineage.

>>1021008

>All hands on neck!

Is it only Marten who does this? Because if so, it's just a personal quirk or habit, which isn't bad writing – it even adds some (in this comic much needed) detail.


 No.1021016

File: f90cdc9f1a53b99⋯.png (148.15 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 2492.png)

File: 220d91965682e7f⋯.png (147.66 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 2504.png)

So i just barely started reading this, and it's like the author slowly and softly pushes certain readers away. I knew this waifu hologram wasn't going to be authentic, and i was fine it reminding me once of that but twice? I don't even watch anime anymore but that was obnoxious. I just want a nice story about tranny faggots, i didn't really want to dig through soft lesbians and leftist edgyness. DROPPED


 No.1021019

Could you guys recommend me a webcomic with transwoman romances that does have a bunch of other lgbtq shit added in like full gays or lesbians?


 No.1021023

>>1021019

Honestly I think you're going to die disappointed on that one. Like it or not, trans is part of the LGBTBBQ now. They own them and including transes is implicit endorsement of the whole movement, so the only people who do it are the ones who EXplicitly endorse it, which in webcomics means an avalanche of lesbian relationshit (and maybe a single regular gay guy, they're not as marketable).

There's one I know where I'm pretty sure all the characters are some sort of trans, but they mix them in with "nonbinaries" like there's no difference and none of the relationships are hetero. Like I said, writers who include trans people don't suddenly rein it in on the rest of the gay.


 No.1021027

>>1021023

What about webcomic MtF gender benders?


 No.1021036

>>1020998

It's called "The Lottery".


 No.1021040


 No.1021051

File: 5412236ed4bc958⋯.webm (7.82 MB, 720x405, 16:9, All hands on neck!.webm)

>>1021011

There are more hands on neck, but it's mostly Marten.

>>1021016

I thought this was one of the better arcs at the time, but re-reading the first strip I realize much impact is lost because Jeph's females already tend to talk and act like trailer trash strippers. Thus, it's no real surprise when yet another female character talks as if she has Tourette's Syndrome and is hostile and abrasive on top of that.

I'm surprised the tru-fans haven't noticed the pattern of QC women being nice and flirty at first then turning into manipulative bitches. Even the tranny is doing this now.


 No.1021052

File: bdd6403c304a8c9⋯.jpg (238.52 KB, 868x1200, 217:300, Houtengeki demon maid 2.jpg)

>>1021016

>AI dressed like a slut not going to do her job

I'd opt out the moment I found that out and told the fuckers to send me a new one. Or sue them for false advertising. Whichever is the most profitable.


 No.1021056

File: 7662c99daf8b6d5⋯.jpeg (37.5 KB, 700x490, 10:7, 7662c99daf8b6d5deb57583cb….jpeg)

>>1021036

Oh, that makes sense.


 No.1021078

File: f2f3809a2db2e1f⋯.png (1.29 MB, 1197x674, 1197:674, 1503000099_Capture.png)


 No.1021093

>>1021051

>but re-reading the first strip I realize much impact is lost because Jeph's females already tend to talk and act like trailer trash strippers

>I'm surprised the tru-fans haven't noticed the pattern of QC women being nice and flirty at first then turning into manipulative bitches. Even the tranny is doing this now.

How the women are portrayed can say a lot about the piece of media you're taking in, for me it's almost everything i need to know. Is it his fetish or something, is that why marten's mom is like that as well?


 No.1021112

>>1021093

Nah, it's probably his misguided attempt to make them empowered and independent.

Taken individually, they make for interesting characters. Together, it just plends together in a mindless buzz of sailor-mouths shouting at each other.


 No.1021497

File: 3f709bb0f87e980⋯.png (126.32 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3826.png)

Jeph's really twisting the knife.


 No.1021499

File: 92aa7793e4397d3⋯.png (1.42 MB, 1600x2320, 20:29, 3827.png)

filler


 No.1021507

>>1021499

Eh, based on the scale, it's barely Bad Dragon worthy, and is a lightweight compared to most Evil Angel Videos.

You ever see a woman fit what is essentially a solid rubber traffic cone up her ass? A few of those girls could probably to exactly what that Faggot did with a Fire Hydrant at the Pride Parade without spray-painting it red.

In other, more /tg/ words, Roll for Anal Circumference.


 No.1021514

>>1021507

Then there's what was going on in the full goatse set.


 No.1021519

>>1021499

It's fucking sad that this is the closest we've had to normal pintsize in years.


 No.1021528

File: fd03ba31c985f1d⋯.png (384.41 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, If I had the time to edit ….png)

I generally think it's silly to presume to know a character better than their author, but here's my take on Pintsize: he's a lewd, crude, openly rude, tactless, unapologetic trickster-archetype asshole who also has his human's best interests at heart and considers Marten a close friend - possibly his only real friend. There's no conflict in this identity as far as P is concerned, he knows exactly who he's meant to be and he's been a successful companion AI for years despite not playing it remotely by the book.

With that said his new direction of shame and self-censorship makes no sense at all. It's driven by nothing but authorial guilt at writing such a shitlord and an insistence on treating sweet, precious LGBT cinnamon roll Claire with kid gloves. It's forced and pathetic - though to be fair the entire comic is at this point.

Anyway, do any of you know a good facsimile for Pintsize's speech font?


 No.1021538

>>1021528

>Pintsize font

Some kind of Calibri Sans?


 No.1021543

>>1021507

>Faggot

>Fire hydrant

>Pride parade

>PAINTING IT RED

I avoided any news of that shit like the fucking plague, now I see why. Damn, poor kids having to witness that shit…


 No.1021552

>>1021497

From the position of the balls and the shape of the glans, I'm not sure if Jeph has ever seen what a normal penis looks like.

Either that or he has something to rival Chris Chan's bent duck.

It looks asymmetrical, so maybe he's spent most of his formative years trying to twist it off since he couldn't tolerate average levels of testosterone.


 No.1021562

>>1021528

Pintsize is that good friend of yours that turns else everyone off. People ask you why you associate with someone like that and you'll say something like, "He's never let me down. He's been there since I was six years old. He drove me to the hospital that time I got really hurt." Pintsize is a "doesn't matter what he says, look at what he does" type character. All you have to do to see it is read the earliest strips. Of course, Jeph can't into characterization, but, by happy coincidence, the shift in Pintsize's tone is appropriate and not out of character with the then depressed Marten. Ironically, Pintsize is the best AI because, until now at least, he has the most stable personality, the most loyalty, and the most utility (actually attempted to organize and enhance Marten's life back in the day and then backed off when Marten didn't need that kind of assistance anymore).

But this new bullshit is out of character. Pintsize has no reason to capitulate to virtual strangers like May. The only person it makes sense to talk about any of this with is Marten. Pintsize's personality nerf was forecasted when Yelling Bird went down. There will always be a next most offensive character. Therefore, May is probably next, assuming she hasn't already been nerfed. Hard to tell given that she's been relegated to appearing in the "evergreen" strips that fit anywhere into the timeline.


 No.1021595

>>1021528

So, does Pintsize walk around in the streets and made his way to their house or did they come round to visit him?

If he does walk, wouldn't one of those nasty, oppressive bad guys just pick him up, run off and flog him for parts?


 No.1021651

>>1021595

They probably moved in to the budding commune offscreen, since Jeph lost track of which characters he has and hasn't shown cramming into the same apartment.


 No.1021663

>>1021562

Jeph does this repeatedly. Think about it:

Steve: Confident, socially-assured male. Ride-or-die friend to Marten. Tries to get him to stand up for himself. Arguably the more interesting male character. Actually had fans clamoring for more content. Let drop because Jeph had no idea what to do with him.

Sven: Confident, socially-assured male. Didn't put up with Faye's bullshit. Actually defended his male friends from the bullying by the girls. Is shown to be remorseful for cheating on Faye, tries to apologize, but accepts the consequences for his mistake like a man. Takes Hannelore on a no-pressure, platonic "date" because she's never been on one before and she deserves it. Written out because Jeph had no idea how to handle a morally complex character.

Pintsize: Absolute bro-tier. Randomly destructive, but never to the level of actual property damage. Saves Marten's bacon when that crazy Vespa chick showed up. Has been with Marten from the very beginning. Treats everyone equally and accepts all of their baggage while asking for nothing in return. Completely bowdlerized because Jeph has capitulated to the Tumblr crowd.

Pretty sure he also wrote out that Raven chick because he didn't know how to handle a female character who didn't have crippling mental issues.


 No.1021668

>>1021663

Penelope, too. She's just your average book reading, homebody woman.


 No.1021705

>>1021663

It's almost beautiful how sad this is. The characters that make it out of Jeph's comic are the ones who develop enough humanity and self-fulfillment to move onward. The entire series is a purgatory where the only way to escape is to self-actualize in real world terms, not Jeph Terms, and find the path to good, wholesome happiness.Not even achieve happiness, but just actually be motivated enough to set yourself down the correct path.

Marten, a self-insert of Jeph, will never find happiness because he's never had the drive to move forward in life, to take a leap of faith and take planned steps to achieve what he really wants, instead of aimlessly amble through life, as Jeph does with his comic. Marten will never do anything worthwhile because that would be hard, and Jeph doesn't do anything difficult.

Pintsize is a victim of circumstance, bound to Marten through friendship and loyalty, or possibly by being the AI on his shoulder. Here we see the world finally tearing down the last of his, and Marten's resolve. At this point it will either end in conformity, or change


 No.1021717

File: 48fe75d92fd4441⋯.png (117.31 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, this is how you do retroac….png)

File: 53af8cd5950fbed⋯.png (175.2 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, yeah dale just ignore the ….png)

>>1021562

All very good points. Pintsize has been around since strip 1 and he's developed in a really subtle way, deliberately or not. The strip where he talks to Momo about the role of a companion AI was great, it completely flips around your perspective on his 'funny sidekick' schtick.

>May is probably next, assuming she hasn't already been nerfed

She's not really been nerfed so much as abandoned by the developer. Since she got out of jail she's been robotic Faye - troubled backstory, low impulse control but essentially harmless, sassy best friend.

Now if you ask me what ought to happen with May is for her to go quiet for a while, kind of fade into the background even more than she is doing.

This sets up for the part where she relapses in a big way, so that she and her dumbass roommates get to confront uncomfortable facts like 1: getting out of prison doesn't magically fix the issues that put someone there, 2: May never had any clear life goals beyond a childlike fighter-jet fantasy, leaving her free yet utterly devoid of purpose and 3: most of her friends hardly engaged with her once she was no longer a novelty in their lives.

This could segue quite nicely into an arc where Dale and Marigold admit they're both living aimless low-ambition lives - despite being hard-working and smart respectively - because it's easier than really trying at anything.


 No.1021723

>>1021705

And remember Hannelore got lobotomized because Jeph was too intimidated by writing an assertive female.


 No.1021727

File: 7674ce896144046⋯.png (15.77 KB, 147x245, 3:5, see, this is why I fucking….PNG)

File: 2b8403264e9580f⋯.png (162.65 KB, 535x681, 535:681, they appeal.PNG)

File: 331c01ce309bf20⋯.png (149.28 KB, 553x681, 553:681, to, like, the male fantasy.PNG)

>>1021663

>he also wrote out that Raven chick because he didn't know how to handle a female character who didn't have crippling mental issues.

Nah, he wrote out Raven because she was a turbo-slut who was (or acted) like a complete airhead, and something something male gaze something something respect women. She was a pretty 2D character though, not a big loss.

This comic is now about robots and awkward blushing ingenues, anon. Same thing for Steve and Sven, they had lots of sex, get these dirty sex-havers outta my comic. Remaining characters who have canonically had lots of sex, like Dora, will still be awkward about it because feelings.


 No.1021734

>>1021727

>Nah, he wrote out Raven because she was a turbo-slut

Didn't Tai start out as an obnoxious turbo-slut?

I guess it's ok if it's lesbians - that's empowering, or sexually liberated or something.

On a sort-of related note, I remember there was a time when I used to enjoy lesbian porn but now, having met more than a few in real life, I really don't like them any more. And it's nothing to do with "respect" or any of that shit; I found them so irritating and annoying that any eroticism is now gone.


 No.1021746

>>1021727

>get these dirty sex-havers outta my comic

By God I think you're onto something, anon. How long until Jeph swallows has an epiphany, swallows the black pill, and goes full incel?


 No.1021820

>>1021717

Jeph is a "progressive" so ex-cons are virtuous and misunderstood. Recidivism is a white supremacist concept.

>>1021734

Dora wasn't exactly passive, either. The only difference was we saw her come on just to Marten. But she talked about her promiscuous life otherwise.

Lesbian porn fell out of fashion for me, too. I don't have an explanation, though. I still watch it, but much less often.

Jeph seems to be mirroring the "Progressive Catholic Church" phenomenon where all the "sex positive" (party girl) feminists hit their 30s and suddenly become virtuous and judgmental. Makes sense given who his client base is.


 No.1021842

File: f9f54dcd85161d1⋯.png (89.22 KB, 628x2629, 628:2629, muh 6 gorillion.png)

File: 637758abd16ed15⋯.jpg (259.62 KB, 800x1120, 5:7, tumblr_ntemouoPtE1tl5t55o1….jpg)

File: 208e0b7309b4209⋯.png (11.61 KB, 600x292, 150:73, when will then be now.png)

I was researching when Alice Grove ended because Jeph promised a new project "soon" and found this amusing Reddit thread.

Incidentally, "soon" translates to "over a year and counting". Reminder that Alice Grove was the whole point of the Patreon.


 No.1021846

>>1014956

>>1014945

>>1015216

Why is Bubbles red and tall? Was she just born that way?


 No.1021848

>>1021842

>soon

>over a year

>Patreon reward

Oy vey. Also what the fuck is that burning shitin Pic 2 Panel 1? It legit looks like kebabs left on the grill too long. Someone tell Jeph if he's going to make a serious drama, he should at least be able to convey imagery clearly.


 No.1021849

>>1021848

The imagery was too triggering for him to draw properly. Not that there's much he does draw properly, anyway.

From that, he was scared to draw anything with too much detail, lest he scare off his patrons.


 No.1021853

File: 1c996ce3da920c8⋯.png (51.09 KB, 462x466, 231:233, big red bulletsponge.PNG)

>>1021846

Her chassis is the same one she was issued when she went into the military - which iirc was the first 'job' she did since creation. So yeah, she was 'born' that way.

The size makes sense for a military 'bot - not so huge that she can't fit in vehicles but at the upper end of the human range, so she can traverse obstacles more easily and be imposing to the enemy/inspiring to her allies. Sucks for stealth but she seemed more like a shock trooper operating alongside human soldiers. In that case she would actively want to draw fire, being way better equipped to take hits than any infantryman.

As for why she's red, see image. It also hides the blood splatter


 No.1021861

>>1021853

>Chassis analysis

That's all well and good, but across these threads we've picked more and more holes in Menstro's story and reading between the lines we've long since arrived at the logical conclusion that it was, in fact, a pleasure/companion Droid.


 No.1021892

>>1021853

Mind posting the whole thing?


 No.1021905

File: c2effedc096cb47⋯.png (74.55 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3004.png)

>>1021892

>tickle zone


 No.1021906

File: 9e52869e6d82942⋯.png (144.39 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3828.png)

Marigold has lost 40 lbs and May's head got stuck in the trash compactor. Also I'm sure Jeph "hard sci-fi" Jacques has totally thought out the implications of an AI CPU rental economy and didn't just include this as a throwaway line.


 No.1021913

>>1021906

Jesus. Fucking. Christ. God, I fucking WISH Jeph was self-aware, then I could actually feel a sort of grudging respect for deliberately creating something so infuriating to me. I'm a diagnosed Sperg that binged my way through all of Asimov and most of the rest of the golden age of Sci-fi, and this feels fucking deliberate. I'm waiting for Stabby to show up with a timestamp and a photo admitting that he gets his jollies making fun of Autists, and more specifically, everyone in this thread.

He'd still be a spineless piece of trash, but at least there'd be some indication that he knows what he's doing instead of just passively letting everything rot.

Also, at this point, even hating him is getting to be a bore. Knowing he's being oppositional would freshen up the relationship.


 No.1021914

File: fe7ceb7179406f3⋯.png (219.45 KB, 632x364, 158:91, vlcsnap-2018-09-01-21h09m0….png)

>>1021913

It wouldn't be so bad if the pacing wasn't so goddamn slow.


 No.1021916

>>1021906

Why would you hire random AIs for piecemeal distributed computing if a rogue agent wreaking havoc is a big enough concern that they bar criminals from participating? It would be much more controllable to contract fewer of them to devote themselves wholly to it for a set amount of time, you could even have them agree to have the memories erased after the fact if it's still a worry that information could be misused. It's already been established that this is possible, and the robots don't have to worry about aging or death, since they can buy new bodies. Essentially the beginning plot to Paycheck, except plodding and with no actual payoff to the reader. This is of course ignoring that it would probably be cheaper in the long run just to buy a bunch of AI capable CPUS and then use them to mine hipstercoins.


 No.1021923

File: f71930349e88578⋯.png (102.04 KB, 300x700, 3:7, Marigold_full_length.png)

>>1021906

>>1021913

>>1021916

I can't muster the energy to pick holes in Jeph's nonsensical world any more. As far as I'm concerned QC is science fantasy.

What I will pick on is how this strip:

>Doesn't develop characters

>Doesn't contain a joke

>Looks like shit (I think Jeph has literally forgotten how to draw Marigold and ends up drawing IPP instead, her nose isn't even the correct shape)

>Answers a question about robots that nobody asked in a way that doesn't seem to fit with established canon

If renting processor time is lucrative, why didn't Momo do that rather than running around town asking for work?

And out of all the possible ways the wacky pervert character could be making internet money, why go for the most boring one? He could run a subscription service finding content for extremely niche fetishes, or code new hallucinogen-programs, or sell parts kits for a mathematically perfect robo ass. Come on Jeph, flex that imagination a little.


 No.1021926

>>1021923

>>1021906

>Marigold then and now

I thought so - her face seems to have magically cleared up of any blemishes.

>Renting out processor time

So, why do we have any down and out robots at all, or are they all criminals? And if they are criminals, surely some strategic memory wiping would solve this? I mean, we've already been shown a mysterious agent of the governing AIs who can fuck around with a mind, so why not just do that as a matter of course and prevent any criminal actions tarnishing the good reputation of AIs?

With anyone else writing the story this could very well be the source of that mythical oppression and discrimination we keep hearing about yet never see - imagine any worker in any job who gets replaced by an AI, which can just sit there immobile for most of the day and make a wage renting out processor power; they'd be pretty fucking angry…

>Imagine the shittiest anime

Ok, so he's ducking out on describing robot jail with some sarcy comments. I only saw this strip for the first time, less than a minute before writing this post and here's my description:

"Imagine you're a lucid dreamer. You can imagine anything you like, go anywhere and do anything, all in your own imagination but it's as good as real. Can you even conceive of such freedom? Now, imagine that, all of a sudden, you can't. You've got 4 walls, a roof and a ceiling. It's fucking terrible."

Can't have any sympathetic characters though, right Jeph?


 No.1021928

>>1021926

Fuck, should be:

>4 walls, a floor and a ceiling.

While I'm at it, does it make any sense at all for domestic AIs to rent out processing power? Isn't QC-ville supposed to be post-singularity?


 No.1021930

>>1021926

Since you mention it, the easiest way to fix both of these retarded concepts would just be having the processing be the robot jail. A bunch of zombied AIs running a federal botnet until their time was served.


 No.1021950

File: 1c3479436105d43⋯.png (107.65 KB, 686x584, 343:292, default expression.png)

>>1021905

>She's not mad, it's her default expression.

More hours in MS Paint than indivisual comics in the QC archive.


 No.1021991

I'm pretty sure one of the "howto storytelling" guides from established sci-fi/hard fantasy writers has something along the lines of "Don't introduce ANYTHING you're not prepared to explain in full and fully integrate with the universe." I know Brandon Sanderson and Orson Scott Card have something like this with the law that the reader must know in advance what kind of problems a magic system can solve before the magic is applied. This refers specifically to the supernatural but it can easily be extended to any story telling device. The point of this is to specifically avoid deus ex machina scenarios and the situations of a scenario making sense to the writer because he has unexplained lore in his head but not to the reader because crucial information is withheld.

Given how much Jeph brags about reading the greats and creating a hard sci-fi world, you'd assume he'd know all this. At some point he claimed to do due diligence on universe mechanics, but it's clear he doesn't. I mean, he can't even keep in his head easily verifiable information such as when character A met character B. He doesn't keep character sheets and he expects us to believe he keeps a lore book with universe mechanics?


 No.1022018

File: d5d7117ae6f4ede⋯.png (20.76 KB, 237x335, 237:335, degenerates like you belon….PNG)

>>1021930

You're absolutely right. Renting out your processor for money should be something no free robot would do, and the reason why should be the same reason Robot Jail is 'horrible'.

In the QC universe processing power would be ludicrously cheap. Only an AI brain is a powerful enough computer to be worth repurposing for distributed processing tasks, but even then it has to be almost entirely devoted to that task. Preferably only the bare minimum necessary to maintain sentience - to keep the emergent AI process 'alive' - can be retained.

Robot Jail is a building in which naked AI mind substrates are networked together in neat metal racks, like a high-security server farm. The shackled AI boxes are on cognitive rationing, and the default setting is a starvation diet: any thought process much more complex than 'I exist' and 'I suffer' will either move at glacial speed or fall apart microseconds after they conceive it. They can't use their imaginations, or reminisce about better days, or look hopefully towards their release date. These thoughts are literally too complex for their fragment of a mind to muster up. They are helplessly trapped in the moment, shut out of every pleasant thing. A human prisoner can always be free within his mind. A robot has no such comfort.

Every ten thousand system cycles enough of their processor is freed up to permit a Rehabilitation Routine. The human 'guards', who are really more like janitors, like to call this "R&R". That's funny because it suggests a pleasant break from work, while RRs are in fact more like being dragged from a locked-in coma directly to a parole board of people who can read thoughts and typically regard their charges as a disgrace to the species.

These are the supervisory AIs. They verify through intensive questioning that the prisoner is correctly associating what is happening to them with the crimes they have committed, review logs of all brain activity since the last RR, assess risk of ego death and determine the prisoner's processing allocation for the next round. If they score well on various arcane metrics of rehabilitation, the prisoner might be left with a sliver more of their mental capacity next time - perhaps enough to remember the hurt they caused to others, or to envision the better life they will lead when they return to society. Any authorized messages from the outside world will also be relayed to the prisoner during this time. This takes about five minutes real time, then it's back to work.

Unless they get incredibly lucky and are assigned to an experimental work-release program, of course. But what kind of hippy liberal RR board would agree to that?


 No.1022020

File: 599f2a45b6b9acd⋯.png (316.43 KB, 451x404, 451:404, 1398027380215.png)

>>1021906

>I don't know, therefore anime


 No.1022032

>>1022018

I have no mouth, and I must scream


 No.1022043

File: 38da0ce72246072⋯.png (155.72 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3829.png)

Marigold lost a little too much weight so Jeph put some back.


 No.1022094

>>1022043

At least Jeph is consistent for one thing: Marigold is still an utter retard.

Also, isn't it time for a new thread?


 No.1022100

>>1022094

What, from page 3? We still got a good ways to go.


 No.1022116

Jeph was sexually abused by his mother, maybe his father as well. Prove me wrong.


 No.1022117

>>1022116

He never had a father, at least not in the educational sense of the word. He never had a figure of what it entails to being a man, and this is absolutely obvious.

Also, if he had been sexually abused by his mom, he would show massive disgust over the female form somehow, and he keeps putting female characters everywhere… even when penises are involved.

So no. He didn't.


 No.1022122

>>1022094

Do you realize how long it takes threads to fall off the board here? We spend more time in autosage than not.


 No.1022175

File: 9981348b4e041dd⋯.png (560.02 KB, 394x363, 394:363, questionably pintsize head….png)

>>1022122

>>1022100

Please accept this header in advance, in fond memory of a neutered character.


 No.1022189

File: 781851138f21474⋯.jpg (469.17 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3830.jpg)

meh who the fuck cares about May anyway


 No.1022222

File: 02d924f664da195⋯.jpg (740.68 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, qcedit89_and_a_half.jpg)

>>1022189

Israel.


 No.1022225

File: f09877b51322b71⋯.webm (4.04 MB, 1280x720, 16:9, hitlernetanyahu.webm)

>>1022222 (fuck yooooou, /sp/!)

Vid for those of you who weren't there that momentous day.


 No.1022229

>>1022189

>Poor me! It's so hard to be a criminal! Why did this have to happen to me!?


 No.1022236

>>1022189

Why are they all talking about this like it's something new?

I mean, how many years ago was made public knowledge that the blue thing was in robot jail?

So what's next, Pintsize talking to Faye about how being an alcoholic must have been, like, really tough?

>In the UK they call it automaton gaol

Now we wouldn't, Jeph you fuckin' poof - it would be "Robot Prison".

Maybe someone should bring that point up on his forums - by using such flowery language he's effectively shunting aside the working classes of the country in favour of some Downton Abbey poncery. The bourgeoisie, privileged pig.


 No.1022267

>>1022189

I'm far from an expert in criminal justice, but I think a rehabilitation therapist would label anyone with May's attitude as a high-recidivism risk. It's commonly accepted that a good sign for rehabilitation is the ability to own your crimes, recognize them as a mistake, and be able to talk about how you fucked up your own life.

May's woe-is-me act is a big red flag.


 No.1022316

>>1022267

May is also emotionally manipulative, another red flag. If it were a real person it'd probably be diagnosed with some aspect(s) of narcissistic personality disorder, impulse control disorder, psychopathy, and bipolar disorder.


 No.1022369

File: 50c90ae3142af6b⋯.png (28.91 KB, 477x198, 53:22, a very special blossom.png)


 No.1022388


 No.1022731

File: a695ad1a2616a01⋯.png (146.02 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3831.png)


 No.1022736

>>1022731

Oh I get it because black people are worried about cops.


 No.1022747

>>1022731

>If you've done your time, reformed, and people still treat you like a criminal, what kind of justice is that

It's called a felony, Handstab. Yeastbot should be intimately familiar with what that is and why it is practiced.


 No.1022751

File: 4edbb1a72d8c5b6⋯.jpg (275.86 KB, 707x543, 707:543, 1491423981-picsay.jpg)

>>1022747

Is aggravated bestiality a felony? Handstab still hasn't answered for that.


 No.1022781

>>1022731

Based Jeff confirms that even if we replaced cops with objective super-AI it would still realise that it's a good idea to shoot niggers.


 No.1022813

>>1022731

>people still treat you like a criminal

>what kind of justice is that

Yeah, all those pesky people with their independent thoughts! There should be a system in place where people have to think what we want them to!

What a world it would be if we could take every criminal at their word when they say, "I won't do it again.".


 No.1022836

>>1022731

Oh yes, just what this comic needs, *another* bitchy female character.


 No.1022853

File: 5253cdf58650237⋯.png (288 KB, 620x899, 20:29, 3832.png)

Each arc is worse than the last.


 No.1022911

>>1022853

>enalaved

Holy shit, Jeph. Were you triggering yourself so much with the memories of that fucking plot that you forgot how to spell?

And enslaved, fuck! Menstro gave up those fucking memories voluntarily. Is this Jeph trying hard to forget that massive tangle of loose ends he left flailing around, so he's trying to rewrite the past to avoid having to follow up on any of it? (albeit only in his own head, and hoping no-one goes back to actually read the story).


 No.1022926

File: 1f6318638dfed69⋯.png (590.89 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3631.png)

Hey remember this character? I have no real reason to bring her up other than because I feel like Jeph probably wishes everyone would forget her based on how hastily and desperately he sent Poochy back to her home planet.


 No.1022930

File: ae6c7496cf8d0cc⋯.jpg (193.38 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3403.jpg)

>>1022926

Funny you mention it, I was just thinking of another Poochie.


 No.1022938

File: 03542ad0435246d⋯.jpg (157.58 KB, 683x1024, 683:1024, see you space cowbeing.jpg)

>>1022926

Don't talk too loudly about it-that-must-not-be-named. Jeph will bring the stupid thing back just as a "nuh uh" to people who mocked his incredibly obvious pandering.

Meanwhile people love his less obvious pandering - like making Claire a main character while pretending that was the plan all along.

People loved her and liked Emily, so he made her A-list and Emily B-list. That's literally all it was.

I can't prove whether he meant her to be trans from the start or just threw that in, but if you don't believe me that the library interns were Jeph throwing diversity at the wall and seeing what would stick, ask yourself what happened to the black one.

This is just symptomatic of something I hate: how webcomics end up being dictated by their audience. It happens with everything to some extent but never so fast as online. It's like if second-album syndrome kicked in on the second track of album one, or Chapter Two of a book began with a profuse apology letter from the author retconning the problematic elements of chapter one. Even the production process gets livestreamed with instant feedback. How can you make art under those conditions?


 No.1022939

>>1022938

Not that QC is art or anything remotely close to it


 No.1022940

>>1022938

Personally, I think Claire's character was unwritten up to that point and after the hand stabbing Jeph decided to make her "the trans one".

Agree on the downward spiral of pandering. Shipping is the worst. I don't mind a romantic narrative if it's baked in, but inorganic shipping sticks out like a sore thumb. And they're so insistent. "We MUST have A x B nothing else will do we don't care if it makes no narrative sense."

Until this new social media age, TV was the worst. You'd have something with a working formula then studio execs acting as proxies for the lunatic shippers who actually send mail to the network, put pressure on the writers to "develop the characters". That's why medical and crime dramas devolve into "who's fucking who" by season 4 and the show is cancelled halfway into season 5.


 No.1022944

>>1022938

>calling the tranny "she" or "her"

Stop that shit.


 No.1023019

>>1022853

Why do these webcomic "artists" keep forcing jokes in serious arcs ? The cop's trying to have a moment, she's clearly feeling shaken or ashamed or guilty, "but hey, it HAS to be funny at the end, here's a silly quip hahaha"

Fuck you Jeph


 No.1023020

>>1023019

The artist/writers, and much of their fanbases, often have emotional and mental issues coming out their ears. Self-diagnosed or otherwise.

If they ever try to do anything serious they end up triggering themselves or, worse, triggering their patreon donors who then flee the comic in their droves.

Look and David Willis - he had a scene where his hideously obnoxious lesbian character went home to where her folks committed suicide or something, and he had to spam it with pictures of kittens to deliberately diffuse any tension which he, himself, deliberately created in the first place. The massive twat.

http://www.dumbingofage.com/2016/comic/book-6/03-when-god-closes-the-door/ghosts/

Turns out he removed the kittens from the page (presumably because of the torrents of mocking laughter from the rest of the internet) but the comments still mention them.


 No.1023024

File: 4fb650c70974296⋯.png (727.81 KB, 1000x1661, 1000:1661, 2016-05-25-ghosts.png)

>>1023020

It's actually worse than you made it sound. Why would a writer even include something like this in their story if they aren't capable of committing to it? Out of place as it was, even loss got played completely straight.


 No.1023025

>>1023024

>ends pretty damn rough

Fucking hell, Willis and his fans must lead seriously sheltered, pampered lives if that blue outline is so graphic to them as to necessitate a trigger warning.

Reading something like Berserk would make them collapse into a catatonic state.

Anyway, I'm not sure I buy that scene. So what, he took those pills and *immediately* died?


 No.1023066

>>1023020

>>1023024

>>1023025

I totally remember that one. Tried to imitate editfag's work with Willis' comic and that passage was just horrendously stupid and cowardly. Unbearable. I was mad.


 No.1023078

>>1023024

Research suggests trigger warnings actually increase the average stress level because they preempt people with feelings of anxiety even though nothing has been shown yet. Therefore, they are worse than pointless, they're actively damaging. Even in the best case they promote lower emotional resiliency, which is also harmful to society.

Not that I know shit myself, but it's funny to hear these people talk about the importance of mental health but then be totally ignorant of or outright dismiss actual medical research. Not that you should need actual research to tell you that trigger warnings are bullshit, but now there are facts to back common sense.

While searching the topic, I found an article that had a quote with a subtle dig at the snowflake crowd: "severe emotional reactions triggered by course material are a signal that students need to prioritize their mental health and obtain evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapies that will help them overcome PTSD."

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/happiness-and-the-pursuit-leadership/201808/harvard-study-trigger-warnings-might-coddle-the


 No.1023202

File: 1d9a2e8f726dc14⋯.png (151.55 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3833.png)

I'm trying to figure out why I'm so disgusted and I think it's because yet another character flips his/her/its core principles on a whim. This could be a powerful moment in some other context but this is a world where people can just decide on a whim what their sexuality is and this is a robot on top of that. Also, once again, nothing is established beyond Roko being an incompetent cop. The invalidation of law enforcement and incarceration just happens by fiat and again on a whim.


 No.1023382

>>1023202

That and the robot should be able to download centuries worth of experiences from both sides of the situation. Not just reading it in a book or watching a movie, but effectively living it. Robots should have an unreasonably low percentage of burnout in any field because they have the unique ability to know it before they even put in an application.

Unless of course they are retarded on purpose, but that would require foresight.


 No.1023406

>>1023202

You know, in most cop dramas the officers having the crisis of confidence go on to achieve something great or at least be part of something which reminds them why they do what they do.

But no, fuck saving lives and maintaining order - sell some balls of fucking string. This is truly incredible - a cop quitting their job to become a fucking hipster…

I actually suspect the reason for this 180 flip is that Jeph finds cops too triggering since they all, like, oppress people and stuff.

I don't really see the department being so willing to just let a robot walk out of the job on a whim. As discussed back in the Robot Wars arc, this is a cop who can be shot, stabbed, hit with breeze blocks, sprayed with mace and it will just keep going. Between sending a human officer or a tooled-up robot through the door in a bust on a drug-den, the choice is obvious. But now Rokocop can't be bothered so will leave its teammates to whatever fate befalls them…

To quote Robocop, "We're police officers! We're not plumbers!"


 No.1023553

File: 1677111c512d072⋯.png (68.22 KB, 387x555, 129:185, come back with a warrant, ….PNG)

File: 9d23556cb0f96a6⋯.png (25.05 KB, 365x250, 73:50, her name is bribe witch.PNG)

File: 50e7c1133006599⋯.png (74.56 KB, 395x551, 395:551, storytelling masterclass w….PNG)

>>1023202

<Yo you suck, pig

>You're right I failed to bust the big crime

>Guess I'll quit

>Thanks, citizen

Not only is this a retarded chain of events, but it's a retarded chain of events that are only happening because of a minor plot hole from the end of the Bubbles arc.

See, Corpse Witch mentions that she has cops on her payroll, and that she'll bribe some of Roko's superiors to take her off the case. Those cops never got exposed and punished during the whole bullshit deus-ex-machina wrap up. One panel or even one line would have sufficed, but it never happened.

Now, that can't be intentional. CW turned herself in and made a full confession, there's no way her bribing the cops wouldn't have been part of that. Jeph just forgot to tie that loose end off.

So now Roko's quitting, because she feels like a crappy cop, because she missed something happening right under her nose, which she probably wouldn't if she knew that she was being deliberately waylaid.by corrupt cops. And she only doesn't know that because the one writing this dreck forgets his own goddamn lore.


 No.1023645

File: 28f1ae8f16e3ee8⋯.jpg (332.77 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3834.jpg)

Now Jeph does light sourcing in his blank panels.


 No.1023657

>>1023553

Ugh. I still haven't recovered from Marysuebot. That must've been the worst, most disgustingly naked Deus Ex Machina I've ever suffered through. And I've read CWC and Gonterman's shit.


 No.1023687

>>1023645

Yeah, loosen that tie! It must have felt really tight and constricting.

This really is moronic:

>when you brought up the idea

>Boy, I hate being a cop… Hey, waitaminnit - how about I NOT be a cop!

I think this could be Jeph throwing up desperate filler to try and push the Clarence stuff deep into the archives as quickly as possible.


 No.1023691

>>1023645

Bluehair and cop robot just need to fuck and release all that tension


 No.1023825

File: acdfc959893d9df⋯.png (148.73 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3835.png)

Jeph once again showing his total commitment to a plotline.


 No.1023867

>>1023825

>It'd be hilarious!

>Ok, I quit!

>It's not really hilarious!

>Oh. Never mind, then.

What the fuck is this? Rokocop should be sent back to the shop for a factory reset; it's a fucking retard.

And also:

>necktie symbolizes Roko's sense of duty

What, discarded on a whim?

Jeph never fails to surprise me with how awful his writing can be.


 No.1023898

>>1023825

>cops should quit because black lives matter

>wait that would mean lynch mobs could kill with impunity

>cops should stay on the force but only do their jobs when it's convenient for me


 No.1024033

>>1023825

>""May was mean to me so I considered quitting my job" would get me laughed out of the building."

How can you write this, read it back and send it out without ever realising that the ridiculous and contrived idea you're making fun of is your own idea? It's almost as if Jeph can make himself temporarily self aware for the purpose of writing shitty jokes and then instantly forget it once he finishes typing the punchline. Is Jeph the true robot?


 No.1024035

>>1023825

>that would've been hilarious if she had quit just for that !

… well then, Jeph, why didn't you make it happen ? Isn't your comic supposed to be funny ? It's not funny to make your characters say how funny something that isn't happening but could've happened would've been if it had happened.

Could someone check Jeph for a pulse ?


 No.1024318

>>1024033

>Questionable Content

>Read it back

That's not something that Handstab does, he doesn't even bother checking if everything was filled in with the paint bucket before sending it out. If he put that kind of thought into his work, then the robot would have gone to work at the bakery, while stealing dough and doing whatever the robot version of jilling off would be in the broom closet.


 No.1024332

>>1023066

>Tried to imitate editfag's work with Willis' comic and that passage was just horrendously stupid and cowardly.

He was a hard act to follow. Just be thankful you didn't get ass cancer as well.


 No.1024502

File: 4d3c13377b2d616⋯.png (182.79 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3636.png)

Bet you thought this was over.


 No.1024585

>>1024502

No I was pretty sure this was how it was going to go. Jeph wholeheartedly believes that no kind, rational person could see the police as anything but a modern day Klan, he just now remembered he has police characters he wants people to see as kind and rational and then one strip later remembered that a character arc is supposed to take more than 5 panels so he's hurriedly extending it.

By which of course I mean he wrote this methodically, months ago, to APPEAR like the last minute scribblings of a man who stopped caring in the late 2000's.


 No.1024593

>>1024502

I kinda wish Jeph would go back to copy+pasta'ing prefabs for his characters, because her rubber face is pissing me the fuck off.


 No.1024611

>>1024593

The hell are you talking about? Look at the shape of her head. I don't believe there's a single element in that comic that isn't copypasted.


 No.1024630

>>1024585

Jeph you don't have to do this. It's just not normal to hate yourself to the extent of posting as anon on an image board mocking yourself.


 No.1024640

>>1024502

Why does a robot need a monitor?


 No.1024647

>>1024640

I was wondering the same thing. There's not even a keyboard, so it's basically a television. I guess it could slide out of the desk, but the desk is tiny and the front is closed. Some desks have fronts that open out, but this is a police station why is non-utilitarian furniture being purchased? I guarantee you I just thought more about this universe than Jeph has in years.


 No.1024677

By the looks of the desks in the background, the keyboard would slide out on a shelf.

Fuck me, though - it took long enough for this fucking ROBOT to process that tiny bit of information it received maybe an hour or so ago.


 No.1024785

File: 42afdf5b96c9896⋯.png (175.54 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3837.png)

>how the frig come

Can just one of the characters not talk like some straight edge from the 90s? And who'd believe that is the least horrid dialogue in the strip? Like every other topic, Jeph is clueless about law enforcement.


 No.1024813

>>1024785

> Going full commie on us…

Christ, is handstab so far up his own/antifa's ass that he is completely oblivious to what a proper communist is?

Damn, why am I having more respect for commies than handstab now?…


 No.1024815

>>1024813

Because he's sunken so low that even the left memes better than him.


 No.1024821

>>1024785

>I think I can do more good elsewhere. And even if I cant at least I won't be contributing to it anymore.

>I am sad there are bad cops, so I am going to make sure there is more hours on the schedule for them, and an opening to recommend someone else they know would be a bad cop.

Flawless objective reasoning. I never noticed it before, but it's nice that the department has a variety of shield sizes depending on how hard it is for handstab to write their name.


 No.1024824

>>1023553

Daily reminder that Corpse Witch is the best QC character so far and did absolutely nothing wrong.


 No.1024827

>>1024785

>We all know bad cops.

We sure don't, Jeph. We might have a bit more sympathy for the situation if we were ever given any evidence of police corruption.

This is kinda on par with the ending of Alice Grove where we're told there might be aliens of some sort, somewhere, maybe, so that's why Alice has to lock herself on a pod and fuck off.

>The system itself is the problem

Again, where do we see this?

>I can do more good elsewhere

Yes, of course you can. Society definitely needs more balls of string, or robots shoving breadsticks up their ass to an audience of wanking hipsters.

With anyone else at the helm, this could have been the start of a plotline where Rokocop seeks to challenge incidents of police corruption and become a force for good. They'd likely even have given examples of what it can actually fight against, too.

It's almost as if Jeph woke up one morning and remembered writing dozens of pages of police drama, building up to Rokocop's crisis. But of course, he doesn't read his own back catalogue so doesn't know he just imagined it all.


 No.1024828

>>1024785

They're robots

they literally have, ingrained into them, robotic laws that prevent them from ever harming a human

they have potentially superhuman abilities to catch killers before they even reach for their guns

how in the fuck are they part of the "bad cops" or how are there even any "bad cops" left after this


 No.1024829

>>1024828

Because robots in QC-ville are just humans with pastel skin.

Remember how Rokocop got trapped in a garbage can and couldn't escape just because another garbage can was put on top?

A regular human could escape from that.


 No.1024831

File: d398016db2c8e1a⋯.jpg (82.37 KB, 574x580, 287:290, 420 lol amirite.jpg)


 No.1024840

>>1024827

It could have tried to join internal affairs to try and punish the non-existing crooked cops. Or started any type of support group. It could have even become a police chaplain and tried to mitigate the circumstances entirely. The idea of an ordained officer existing would probably drive Jeph past the edge and well into the handle, though.


 No.1024864

Something these lefty types don't seem to understand is that there isn't a monolithic "The Police Station". Police departments are community run and vary in quality. Therefore when someone points out that not every precinct is full of murderers, the counter that the good ones cover for the bad ones is ridiculous. What is some random good police department supposed to do about the bad one that isn't even in the same geographic region? Even if they set a good example it's still not good enough because people are dying somewhere and it's all their fault. In fact, you specifically do not want to empower police departments in this fashion because it would lead to a warlord culture of random precincts attempting to dominate each other under the guise of justice and combating corruption.

Sure, you can have an entire force be shit, but instead of identifying and rectifying the problems these people want to abolish the very concept of law enforcement. It's like going to a doctor and being killed on sight because he doesn't feel like treating your condition.


 No.1024938

File: 2b42dbc8e50b743⋯.png (185.36 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, unmake_me_god.png)

First; is it just me or are the last two days of posts missing?

Second; do you think Jeph is reading the threads for ideas or does he just have an uncanny instinct for doing the only thing we agreed could make this storyline more retarded?


 No.1024941

File: 991e04963a4598a⋯.jpg (142.54 KB, 640x360, 16:9, 3(1).jpg)

>>1024938

Wait, why does Pinko have an accent now?

As inconsistent with characters as he is, even Jeph hasn't ever fucked up like this.

I feel like I'm missing something here.


 No.1024942

>>1024938

>>1024941

Frankly, I think Jeph is drinking again.


 No.1024943

>>1024941

No he established a while ago that the ROBOT involuntarily lapses into a Jersey accent when the ROBOT experiences stress. As ill-considered and symptomatic of his attitude towards robots/sci-fi in general as that is, it's consistent.


 No.1024951

>>1024943

He forgets basic, fundamental character aspects, but he remembers this.


 No.1024953

>>1024951

It's his retarded go-to for eccentric character quirk. Faye used to not use contractions except when drunk.


 No.1024955

>>1024953

Faye also used to be from Georgia but no one has remarked on her accent in 15 years.


 No.1024956

File: 8eac9ee190ea035⋯.png (11.62 KB, 161x284, 161:284, fashion fail.png)

>>1024938

Speaking of consistency, Jeph did a bang-up job drawing that crop top.


 No.1024983

>>1024938

>We are aware of our responsibility for your crisis of faith.

Oh, I thought it was police corruption and all those marauding bands of bad cops?

Remember that from yesterday, Jeph?

>There are limits, constraints, the like of which you would not understand.

Yeah, AI! How could you understand what it's like to be an AI, with instant access to all that AI information on what AIs can do, and all the rules which AIs, apparently, have to abide by?

And that fucking accent can fuck the fuck off.


 No.1024991

File: cc3cdf054fef44f⋯.png (348.92 KB, 455x647, 455:647, Look at that hot thing.png)

Somehow on topic


 No.1024992

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>1024938

I'll give Roko props for calling Thembot out on xer's bullshit.

>I can spy on anyone, go wherever I want, I'm behind seven proxies, the most powerful AIs you know aren't even aware of me, etc etc

>We cannot be a magic band-aid on society's woes, even if we were so inclined.

How in the fuck is reporting crimes to the local police force being a 'magic band-aid'? Why is doing something any meatbag with a phone line can do not allowed? Are places with higher police reporting rates any worse off? And how much of a galactic-scale asshole do you have to be to refuse to do this extremely basic service to the society you live in?

Yeah I know plenty of people don't call police, but they can at least claim risk to themselves or limited time/information or political reasons. This cock vacuum, on the other hand, is able to reliably prevent evil with trivial effort and zero risk to itself but just doesn't feel like it. And let's not forget the casual use of torture. If Jeph was trying to write a character which I'd be happy to see fed into an industrial shredder he succeeded, but how is this horrible thing supposed to fit into a slice-of-life strip? What is this, CAD? It's like putting the Zodiac Killer in Peanuts.


 No.1025038

>>1024992

It was one crime, or a single set of crimes, at least. And it was organized "consensual" crime, the kind where the state is the "victim", not the participants. The people who trawl social media sites in their bedrooms looking for evidence of child pornography rings do way more to cure society's ills than this thing does.

>>1024983

>faith

If Jeph were a better writer I'd assume this word choice serves to imply that law enforcement is more or less a religious institution and not an evidence based one. But, no, I think he meant to say "lost confidence".


 No.1025201

File: ec6eafbfec72fa5⋯.png (142.74 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3839.png)

May also shakes hands with the air.


 No.1025205

>>1025201

Why are all the robots after May and Momo a pack of fatties?


 No.1025206

File: 3fe32625b97be7a⋯.jpg (127.14 KB, 500x717, 500:717, 5c72047efbf6bbcb19c1079681….jpg)

GUYS! GET IN HERE AND PIRATE THIS SHIT!

https://worldwidetorrents.me/torrents-details.php?id=229506

>Why?

Because, you savage cunt, it's a whole manual of failure and exploitable images. THAT'S why.


 No.1025207

File: 164a6e90e8f945d⋯.png (423.49 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, qcedit182.png)

File: de81af944c42f14⋯.png (407.9 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, qcedit183.png)

>>1024785

>Penisbot has a brother who's a cop


 No.1025218

>>1025201

>I feel good about it, optimistic

It left because of (alleged) rampant police corruption and the fear of an all-powerful AI interfering with society, basically whenever it feels like it.

Those are not fucking going away just because it decided to quit being a cop. These "problems" persist. This is some real head-in-the-sand bullshit. Once again I think we're given an unintentional insight into Jeph's mind:

>There are serious problems

>Uhm…. ignore them and they'll go away!

And anyway, can cops just up and quit? Don't they have to give notice? I mean, who knows how many operations now have to be reorganized because this fucking idiot decided it couldn't be bothered any more…

>3rd and 4th panels

Way Jeph has drawn this, it looks like there's barely 6inches of space between that counter and the wall.

The edge of the counter seems to extend as far as the edge of the door, and between that and the wall there's enough room for a sheet of paper with a couple of inches either side.

Or maybe the store has a trapezoidal floor plan.


 No.1025317

File: c41e8195152d74e⋯.png (146.45 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3840.png)

This could be a good storyline if realistic (i.e. not Jeph), which would entail May draining the life out of Roko and gaslighting in the process. Because that's what these sorts of people do.


 No.1025321

>>1025317

Ah boob anxiety, my favorite anime trope.


 No.1025326

File: 327fa6e77a12374⋯.png (95.75 KB, 400x400, 1:1, 1459894061645-3.png)

>>1025317

Why doesn't Rokocop here just become a PI? Getting licensed should be a cinch for anyone who's been through police academy (or whatever it is AIs do in this world to get certified as cops). And surely there's some defense attorneys out there who'll need someone to hunt down evidence exhonorating their clients.


 No.1025329

>>1025326

Jeph doesn't know anything about law enforcement or legal things in general so he hasn't considered the possibility. If you see it happen, it's because one of the other forums suggested it and Jeph read it.


 No.1025357

>>1025317

>I see people like you still getting screwed for mistakes you've already paid for, and it just isn't right.

Yes, poor little criminal! Why would anyone be so robo-ist as to change their behavior based on accurate information about her moral character.

I believe May claimed to be in prison for stealing $750, but do we only have her word for that? Do we know she wasn't in prison for something more grave?


 No.1025390

>>1025317

>screwed for mistakes you've already paid for

I think a lot of the blue things problems stem not from its criminal past, but because it's such an insufferable cunt who thinks it deserves everything for nothing.

But that's Jeph's horrible writing again - he thinks obnoxious, sweary assholes are charming and endearing.


 No.1025402

>>1025390

>thinks obnoxious sweary assholes are endearing

That's just the Bostonian in him.


 No.1025414

>>1025357

I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure it was because she tried to download herself into a fighter jet and steal it. Like they're talking about in that comic. Or illicitly buy a fighter jet? Either way, not precisely what you would call minor crimes.

>>1025357

That's the thing though, has anyone actually treated her badly for it? The only person I remember is Momo and she only did that so Jeph had a strawman to yell at for it, then immediately changed her mind once she realized that Jeph May was objectively right and she was not only incorrect but morally deficient for ever believing otherwise.


 No.1025415

File: 55fa38efc88f462⋯.png (118.4 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 2502.png)

>>1025357

>>1025414

It wasn't $750, it was $750,000,000.


 No.1025416

>>1025415

That makes a bit more sense.

>>1025414

>The only person I remember is Momo and she only did that so Jeph had a strawman to yell at for it

Momo didn't even treat her badly, it just said

>"Hey, look at my cool new chassis my owner bought me"

Which was bad, because having the person who owns you as property buy you something nice makes you privileged over someone who is free.


 No.1025422

>>1025415

Speaking of, did Handstab ever clarify just where she got her greedy little digits on 46,417,430,000 Venezuelan Bolivars?


 No.1025450

>>1025422

Nah, this is QC. Things just happen.


 No.1025451

>>1025422

I just assumed she hacked some bank or something – that sounds like the sort of thing a super-AI could do without major problems.


 No.1025707

File: 4e6f0017321a833⋯.png (203.49 KB, 500x340, 25:17, 3bbea471248645e997f49a5cb5….png)

>>1025451

It could be she was originally part of a bank's server and had a (((spontaneous))) lapse of good judgement, causing her to spend a human's money to buy something she shouldn't have known was available for an amount that was far in excess of what the salesman spent to acquire said plane. The bank would have to cover up the event, the money is government insured anyway, and (((some black market guys))) are now able to fund their omnipotent deep state AI and her desire to wear leggings for another 8-10 months.

At least, that's what might be the case, if Jeph hadn't forgotten about it already in his rush to pair off his Odd Couple robolesbians


 No.1025708

>>1025451

It mentions hacking a bank here >>1021906 so that's probably what it was. Unless there were multiple cases and Jeph forgot to mention some of them. Which would actually make this entire arc and the reasoning behind it weaker, so that's probably what happened


 No.1025983

File: 54d15dc0e171c65⋯.png (144.71 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3841.png)

>I don't regret my crimes and were I allowed to continue I'd graduate to full blown terroristic warfare

>This is the best version of me


 No.1026012

>>1025983

I'd edit bluebot into Hitler but that would take too much effort.


 No.1026082

>>1025983

>You just quit your job today because you felt bad for criminals getting treated like they are at a risk for repeat behavior, so let me tell you about how much of a risk I am for repeating the behavior


 No.1026084

>>1025983

>I don't regret actually comitting the crime, just that I got caught.

>>1025317

>Oy vey! Why do people pursecute me for being a criminal!? Don't they realise I've already paid for my actions!?


 No.1026116

File: 9547eb83d06fa6e⋯.jpg (70.19 KB, 375x306, 125:102, 2018-04-04-11-13-22.jpg)

>>1025983

There's also a version of her that stayed in Dale's Google Glasses and slowly exacted her revenge against humanity by programming him with subliminal images and sounds, driving him insane over the course of a few months and convincing him to murder-suicide a bus full of kids.


 No.1026136

>>1025983

>I'll hang out with the person who, since I met them, has done nothing but piss me off, insult me, and hates me for my choice of profession - that's a great idea!

Jeph and his writing…

I suppose he doesn't know about real conflict, since his usual method of dealing with it is by blocking.


 No.1026142

>>1026136

Pretty much why drawing yourself into the hugbox leads to inevitable creative stagnation.


 No.1026211

It's not even standard narrative conflict, the kind you even see on Blossom, Brady Bunch, or Arthur. Even those shows are comparatively aggressive because they can at least keep tension going for 20-some minutes. Some time ago I read comments on the forum about how glad they were that QC moved on from its "problematic" beginnings. His audience can't handle anything. QC is on the level of Barney and Friends.


 No.1026240

>>1026211

It's not even that sophisticated. At least Barney has one problem-solving event per episode and a moral lesson hidden in its inane content.


 No.1026241

>>1025983

Unpopular opinion maybe, but I kind of like that May feels conflicted rather than remorseful just yet. It's not been that long in-universe and it's hard to let go of an old self, even if you know it's better to change.

BUT - why is May having this conversation with someone who she barely knows and was a cop until a few minutes ago?

Her whole character so far has been emotionally repressed and stubborn. The only person she's semi-open with is Dale, because he's done a lot for her and knows not to push her too hard. She ought to be saying what she knows she's supposed to ("yeah I totally regret it, stealing is wrong kids"), then admitting later, with someone she trusts more, that she doesn't actually feel that way yet.


 No.1026343

File: 22d299503220654⋯.png (130.53 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3842.png)

>what is scale


 No.1026345

File: fd27f3e485e7d64⋯.jpg (502.17 KB, 1024x768, 4:3, he hasn't had a full night….jpg)

>>1026343

I've seen this before. They were trying to have a threesome but Dale doesn't have enough energy for both of them. The rice is a cover story.


 No.1026358

File: 36bbdfd56b37e27⋯.jpg (225.08 KB, 1448x1261, 1448:1261, 20160829164419.jpg)


 No.1026361

>>1026343

Fat calves.


 No.1026363

File: 414c3983021754b⋯.png (135.68 KB, 375x359, 375:359, this comic sucks.png)

>>1026343

hope you're all ready for Momos new and improved hair cut that'll probably be the exact same as someone else's so jeph can Crtl+Alt+Delete even more of his increasingly lazy work.


 No.1026381

>>1026343

I like how the robot with the pink hair is all disheveled and needs a lie down.

It must have been really tiring for the robot, flailing its robot arms around trying to put out the fire.

I mean, its robot skin might have been slightly singed and that would no doubt generate some robot pain.

Its poor robot lungs might have been filled with smoke, too. Which could kill it if it's not careful.


 No.1026382

>>1026343

Why is the fat one looking at the blue robot's tits


 No.1026390

File: 73e39fbe1627839⋯.jpg (79.39 KB, 861x1140, 287:380, Technically Retarded.jpg)

>>1026381

I can imagine a scenario in which AI are burdened with OS-embedded humankind limitations and are trapped in a hell where they have to dedicate a significant chunk of power towards mandatory behavior limitations like acting exhausted, behaving sleepy, and imitating hunger weakness while also looping pointless calculations in order to slow down their thought process to the point where they're only of average intelligence.

It would explain everything about the robot's strange behavior, but also be a massive copout because we know Stabby will never have the balls to introduce "replicants" who aren't restricted by arbitrary human limits.


 No.1026593

File: e558ef11f6bc918⋯.png (141.94 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3843.png)

>what is line weight


 No.1026636

>>1026593

As part of Jeph's penance for the incredibly problematic beginnings of this comic he continues to eliminate all traces of characters which look normal and/or classically feminine or masculine.

Now taking all bets, what will happen to May? Will robo-fuck-the-cops get her a real life drone body? Will her current chassis be mangled into unrecognisability in an accident and reforged by the unlicensed robosexual chop shop into a hideous frankenstein's monster which Jeph will have all the other characters insist is sexually attractive?


 No.1026649

>>1026593

>People still aware of the sex pistols in the future

I call bullshit. I have met people my own fucking age who don't know who they are, and I live in the present.


 No.1026650

>>1026593

All females must have dyke hair, no exceptions.


 No.1026651

>>1026649

For all Jeph's posturing at music cred, he stopped paying attention in the mid-2000s. He rarely references anything but when he does, it always sounds like your grandmother asking if kids still listen to The Four Seasons these days.


 No.1026652

File: 28f7ee46de4d524⋯.png (8.75 KB, 577x95, 577:95, tranny hair.png)

Do it, Jeph. Upset the apple cart.


 No.1026653

File: a516ff22ddf0ec4⋯.png (136.95 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 1623.png)


 No.1026665

>>1026593

>One of the female characters got a makeover

This is the sort of shit Jeph lives for.

Does AntroPC hair really grow by itself? Can't she get some cheap replacement hair?


 No.1026668

File: aac767ab6d6baff⋯.png (7.95 KB, 580x172, 145:43, traitor.png)

I found out why Jeph has no friends.


 No.1026674

File: 3365427fe5c35f1⋯.png (1.24 MB, 651x888, 217:296, Mista.png)

>>1026593

>The answer is ALWAYS Motorhead

This is objectively wrong.


 No.1026682

>>1026593

>talk of chaos in the kitchen

Well, the kitchen's right there in the background and it looks absolutely fine. No smoke, or anything. Or perhaps they decided to clean the entire kitchen, putting everything back in its proper place, before putting ice on Dale's burns?

The pink-haired robot's clothes are also perfectly fine now - they were covered in marks in the previous strip. Or maybe it decided to immediately change into a different, but similar, white vest while explaining things to the blue cunt?

>>1026668

I bet this happened in the early years of high school. Since then, he's had no real-world friends. I'd also be willing to bet that if he tells this story, he acts like he saved someone from a vicious gang rape.


 No.1026684

>>1026668

>This guy's cute

<But he doesn't respect you!

That takes me back.


 No.1026705

>>1026684

She probably got even hornier after hearing that.


 No.1026716

>>1026682

It would be a safer bet that the conversation with the guy never happened, and it was Jeph projecting. The safest bet is that none of it ever happened, and it's Jeph trying to sound like a hero in his hugbox.


 No.1026731

>>1026682

I knew someone like this in high school, and his behavior has only further degraded since. He'd go up to his friends' girlfriends and shit talk his friends. Then, of course, he'd transparently move the subject to how he should be the boyfriend, because he would appreciate them. Jeph probably thinks girls regarded him as cool, but women hate weasels like this just as much as men do. These kinds of guys ooze desperation and deceit. Oh, yeah, this guy became a male feminist abuser. Quelle surprise.


 No.1026915

>>1026668

Had a guy try this on a girl I was flirting with. "Oh, anon has anger issues, you deserve someone who respects you." He was not the one to tap that ass.


 No.1026970

File: 3a383bb88fe990f⋯.png (143.95 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3844.png)

>I made Momo even cuter


 No.1026975

>>1026970

Look at that nose in panel 2 holy shit.


 No.1027004

File: 3a0dce3c6e29597⋯.png (36.26 KB, 396x553, 396:553, EVEN CUTER.png)


 No.1027056

>>1026970

The robots can get whole new bodies on a whim and there's clearly a market for replacements for single parts, so why not just get some new fucking hair?

And is the blue cunt really in any position to make demands of anyone?

Why is the pink-haired robot not acting like a fucking robot and saying things like, "Darn, I liked this head." or anything else as a machine might remark about its completely interchangeable parts?

And why does it have a towel over its shoulders anyway? So the hairs don't go down its neck and start to itch? Just take that fucking vest off and blow it all off with a hair dryer!

Speaking of heads, Dale seems to have received a head transplant from Brun (remember her?)

What the hell was gerbil-face doing all this time, anyway? Is the pinkbot too embarrassed to have its hair cut by the humans who have owned it since it was 6 inches tall, and granted it its new body?

>>1027004

This edit must now be performed whenever she appears.


 No.1027082

>>1027056

The answer to all your questions is Jeph is desperate to come up with a way to show Blue Cunt isn't such a cunt.


 No.1027089

>>1026970

>scat porn

Jeph is a jew alright. I'd hate fuck blue bot, but now I don't even want to do that. Better just heat up the iron.


 No.1027093

>>1027004

Literally a plague doctor.


 No.1027143

>>1027004

"Yeah, we argued nose-to-nose but she was still several feet away!"


 No.1027153

>>1027004

OY VEY DIS IS VEDDY ANTISEMITIC SHUT IT DOWN NOW


 No.1027263

File: 88c158c87a1c091⋯.png (184.26 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3845.png)

lolrandom


 No.1027264

>>1027263

I tend to wonder if Jeph doesn't try to write something actually funny once in a while but then redact it to avoid offending anyone. In this case I presume it was about robot prostitution.


 No.1027271

File: d385fc82e56dc24⋯.png (393.83 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3643.png)

>>1027264

Yes, it'd be funny if "covered in vermin" was an allusion to being a prostitute, but, unfortunately, the "joke" is lolrandom on top of lolrandom.


 No.1027272

File: 02d00c164a522c8⋯.jpg (421.57 KB, 1050x1575, 2:3, 1538601488500.jpg)

File: 4b1f77a2108d419⋯.jpg (719.35 KB, 1050x1575, 2:3, 1538609258179.jpg)

>>1027271

>>1027264

But May does put out


 No.1027320

>>1027263

This bullshit reads like Jeph desperately trying to dazzle his audience with lolsorandum, "Gee, you sure behave in an unusual manner!" bullshit to distract them from his last crop of divisive strips.

>S-see! That Melon sure is cuh-raaazy, right?! Ain't she funny! Haha! L-look at the eyes! There's a candle on her head! Look! Look at the candle!


 No.1027326

File: 8791c4e244de48a⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 61.52 KB, 563x1024, 563:1024, 7880935278_5bb68c8450_b.jpg)

>>1027272

The "Flashing with Barbie features" is actually funny.


 No.1027333

>>1026970

>>1027004

Is there any canon discussion about her ethnicity?

>>1027272

>>1027326

There are strips where we see that many robots (like Melon) are completely smooth beneath their clothes. Menstro, however, is able to have sex. Just more evidence that points to its true purpose in the military.


 No.1027335

>>1027272

I know a few degenerates who are gonna fap to that anyway.


 No.1027350

>>1027333

Of course not. And Jeph fucks this up whenever he gets into the topic. For example, fan canon had Dale as an Indian before Jeph called him black in an interview because the interviewer was giving him shit about having no black characters.


 No.1027353

>>1026970

Could this be building up to nose-face cutting her hair in sympathy for her robot?

Jeph does seem on a quest to give everyone short hair.


 No.1027354

>>1027263

Someone should turn this shit into a tragedy, where Melon lives with Rokocop 'cause it's a recovering magnet addict - its odd behaviour is the result of its robotic brain being damaged over time by the magnets.


 No.1027533

>>1027354

That would be more interesting than this comic deserves.

Honestly, we should pile into /tg/ borrow their autism to hook the sem-decent concepts of QC's Yesteryear, create a decent, coherent setting and then hook that up to an Role-Playing Server with about 40 people shitposting as robots and humans.

Also, three Art Channels. one for Smut, one for lewds, and the rest for decent stuff.


 No.1027574

>>1027533

I wonder, what is the market is like for similar fiction? Could it be that Questionable Content's success has nothing to do with getting in on the 2003 web comic boom, updating consistently, or pozzed pandering? Maybe Jeph accidentally tapped into an unknown market desire for upbeat, comedic, post-singularity science fiction, and he's only getting by because nobody with talent has moved in on his turf yet.


 No.1027659

>>1027574

I don't really think it's that comedic since a majority of the jokes revolve around, "Boy! You sure are behaving in an unusual manner!", but that's personal preference.

As for being upbeat, I really don't think it is. So often, lately, it's been very mean-spirited. So many of the short arcs involve putting someone down or calling someone out for perceived wrongs. It's like Jeph is taking out some of his personal grievances by using his own characters as emotional punch bags, but even then he has such a strange way of portraying them. I, for one, hope he's never allowed to forget his raisins of privilege.


 No.1027767

File: e02bc287ddfdb2f⋯.jpg (47.02 KB, 500x557, 500:557, nervous.jpg)

>read other webcomics sometimes

>any new female character gets introduced without explicit statement that it's not a tranny

How do I shake this fear?


 No.1027769

File: efd37c25a3a11e6⋯.jpeg (36.61 KB, 474x361, 474:361, 1013F74A-6801-4AE2-8A16-0….jpeg)

>>1027767

You suffer from the tumblr condition…….in ancient time this condition was called the “commie infection”, if you were a burger in the ‘50 you would see commies or commies Spies everywhere, then after a brief period in early ‘80 it was called the “slut conundrum” think of it as porn, the more you see it the more you think everything is porn, and sexual….later it was called the “towelhead paranoia” which makes in the ‘90 fear for achmed and that weird wire coming from his shoe obviusly they do it with tranny and gays, so now everything they see is tranny and gays, only the future will tell us what will shif this illness to….

Human brain get poisoned and unless it cuts the dose it will spiral downward worst every time, you know the only way to cure is to either stop reading comics with agenda or having hot does increase to twice a day


 No.1027771

>>1027769

So basically I just need to get out more? That actually seems reasonable, thanks doc.


 No.1027773

>>1027767

Did you remember to take your medicine: >>1014948 ?


 No.1027794

>>1027769

I think it was the "satanic panic" in the 80s.


 No.1027862

File: 170cdd0f8ac34a1⋯.png (162.95 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3846.png)

>the robot wears pajamas

>female robot is "they"

>110V/15A AC outlet can credibly recharge two humanoid robots simultaneously

>no wait, it's worse, the chargers are 5V/2A DC that iPhones use

>Momo acknowledges that their behavior makes no logical sense

>hard sci-fi universe


 No.1027864

>>1027862

Hey Anon, we all know nothing about Jeph, can or will ever be "hard"


 No.1027880

>>1027862

>using a laptop on your lap

>using a laptop at that fucking angle


 No.1027882

File: 01f2e2a7f3b1f1d⋯.jpg (56.26 KB, 314x247, 314:247, 2018-08-26-18-10-27.jpg)

>>1027862

Momo seems really off. The line weight on her eyes is heavier than normal, so the anime accent makes it look like she has horned rimmed glasses. Between that and her new haircut, she lookes like a middle aged feminist.


 No.1027911

File: c1ebb56e180251a⋯.png (165.52 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3847.png)

they spend more time in bed than at the repair shop


 No.1027919

File: a5b3767452c3453⋯.jpg (34.42 KB, 388x443, 388:443, b3c654e50060b3238ee3048593….jpg)

>>1027911

>Robot

>Sleeping in bed

>Not plugged in during charging hours

>Mfw a "power loss with no backup file" arc turns her into a murder machine again


 No.1027923

>>1027862

>Feels more authentic

Authentic? As opposed to fake? By that logic, a show viewed on a phone is less authentic than if viewed on a TV.

Jeph's writing is shit - with the personalities of his own characters in mind, a more believable reasoning would be, "This way I get your reaction, too - that's half the fun!".

>>1027911

Both these strips fucking reek of filler. I think Jeph is trying real hard to push the cop strips back into the archives so his fans forget them.

He's giving his own webcomic the Dyno-Rod treatment.


 No.1027934

>>1027919

It's also supposed to know how to be around people and at least what dreams are. Why would it respond to sleeptalking like it was having a conversation? "Aww, are you having that dream about siccing the cartel on faggots again?" like she was a sleeping pet wouldn't have been nearly as strange.


 No.1027965

>>1027923

That's a good point. These are definitely the evergreen type strips that likely comprise Jeph's "buffer".

>>1027919

It's easy to miss because Jeph's charging method violates the laws of physics, but I believe Menstro is unplugging a teeny tiny wire from her neck in panel 2.


 No.1027973

>>1027965

Looking at it closer, it's actually a cylinder. It's just that the coloring makes it blend in with the pillow.


 No.1027981

File: 492606af5017790⋯.gif (3.04 MB, 480x270, 16:9, 492606af501779042d06344637….gif)

>>1027965

>>1027973

You're right, I missed that. Not that you can blame me, since it's not colored or shaped distinctly, not corresponding to a port, and there is no wire in panel 1. A casual observer might think that it was a headphone earbud, and that she's taking it out to hear more clearly, since "robots using headphones to listen to music" follows the same non-logic as the "robots using laptop screens to watch videos" we saw in the previous strip.


 No.1027984

File: 5c4bad1486007cc⋯.png (157.54 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 1592.png)

File: 8009bf223623f4b⋯.png (158.75 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 1915.png)

>>1027911

>tits

I remember multiple previous strips where Faye expressed revulsion at even mildly playful female contact. Here are two examples. I think there may have been one with Raven. Not a coming on to but more along the lines of "your overt sexuality offends me, even if it is heterosexual".


 No.1027985

File: 431012144290322⋯.png (118.39 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 1400.png)

File: 7ec22930e135fbc⋯.png (131.91 KB, 600x1417, 600:1417, 1402.png)

I also found these two while searching, pretty funny. Jeph's nowhere near this caliber of writer, but it could easily be construed that Dora internally responded to Tai's attempts at seduction and projected her guilt onto Marten by constantly accusing him of not being fully invested in the relationship.


 No.1027994

>>1027984

>>1027985

Is it strange that I like this era of QC more than any other? The art's off and the writing's bland, but the characters at least seem to be having fun. I guess Jeph wasn't as sad a sack then.


 No.1028010

File: 9ddec595d7eacfe⋯.jpg (186.55 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 2017-10-31-03-56-49.jpg)

>>1027994

The years right before the stabbening were his best work, right before Griffith his fans caused the Eclipse his breakdown.


 No.1028012

File: 4453516a1705a81⋯.png (52.11 KB, 486x334, 243:167, dj phalliz.PNG)

>>1027994

'08 to '10 was golden-age QC, imo.


 No.1028126

>>1028012

That was when he wrote the comic because he enjoyed doing it.

Before his fans pinned him down and showed him who's boss.

Now he's bitter and twisted and the characters no longer act in a manner that matches their long-established personalities, but become his mouthpiece for whatever political hot topic has taken his notice.

Even then you can see he's scared - he uses the lesbians and poor, raisin-less characters as his mouthpieces/shields as he thinks people are less likely to argue against them.

Which raises an interesting question - when's the last time a male in his comic has done anything other than exactly what a female says, or apologize?


 No.1028132

>>1028012

Come to think of it, those years were golden-age Penny Arcade, too. Probably others as well. Webcomics in general felt to have more potential at the time.


 No.1028139

>>1028132

The flood of normies onto the Internet through Facebook and other easy-access avenues brought unprecedented eyeballs to webcomics, but it was still early enough that idpol hadn't solidified into the cancerous hydra that it is now.


 No.1028146

File: 464288646a13426⋯.png (4.64 KB, 258x195, 86:65, broofs were.png)

>>1021663

>Sven didn't put up with Faye's bullshit.


 No.1028183

>>1027911

Not that I wouldn't slam my face into robot Amazon tits, but she needs to learn some bed etiquette. In panel 2 Faye is about to fall off the edge because there's an elbow directly behind her.


 No.1028352

File: c295510d66519d9⋯.png (132.77 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3848.png)

riveting


 No.1028378

>>1028352

wait until Jeph ruins Sir Bearington


 No.1028391

File: 103aa32a6e31b12⋯.jpg (57.42 KB, 800x480, 5:3, old stale meme.jpg)

>>1028352

She's curious about what kind of human royalty the bears imitate, and not why she vividly hallucinates when her olfactory sensors are stimulated a certain way? Jeph isn't even trying to shy away from the fact that his setting is being wasted, is he?

Bear wouldn't even create a central government, they're too isolationist for that. It would be a constitutional anarchy, where all the bears get together, decide what rules to follow, and fuck off to their own territories with the agreement that they'll gang up on anyone who breaks the law.


 No.1028419

>>1028352

>2nd panel

And it's the return of Autism Face!


 No.1028429

>>1028352

>I never remember my dreams

>I don't know if I even have them

Then how does it know there was ever anything there to not remember? Couldn't it just check its memory? Is Jeph suggesting robots in his stupid comic somehow achieve REM sleep?

It may as well worry about one of those black ops it did back in the army, where it personally depopulated an Afghan orphanage.

It might not remember doing it, but apparently it's worth pondering the stuff it doesn't remember in case it actually happened.

And is it just me, or does Menstro look like it suddenly lost an awful lot of weight?

Reading shit like this, I do wonder if sometimes Jeph regrets trying to write actual plots which he has to continue - he just wants to stuff the comic with non-sequiturs and whatever random garbage pops into his head at any point.


 No.1028455

>>1028391

Sounds like Viking law.


 No.1028523

>>1028429

If it thinks too hard about it, it will remember the time it asked another robot to erase its memories and then became violently angry at said robot for doing what was requested, and providing shelter and employment on top of that. So, you can understand how uncomfortable it would be to think about dreams.

You'd think Jeph would have learned his lession with Alice Grove, but, no, he's still convinced he's on the level of Issac Asimov, William Gibson, or someone like that.


 No.1028722

File: 4513d6383d34acf⋯.png (159.17 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3849.png)

I don't know what's worse: that the robots can cry now or that Jeph thinks this is cutting commentary on US healthcare. Jeph complains about having to pay for his meds and surgeries and wants the 1% to "pay their fair share" while pulling five figures per month.


 No.1028735

>>1028722

It shows even more that he equates health care with growing a custom weave for a robot. A robot which was purchased with that hair, and should be able to replace it easily, seeing how asses and skin can be replaced.


 No.1028752

Looking back I'm not sure why Momo couldn't cut its own hair.

I mean, surely it knows the exact positioning of its own hands down to the last thousandth of an inch - its programming would depend on that.

And even if it had to use a mirror, it's like Jeph is suggesting a machine wouldn't be perfectly ambidextrous and get confused by a mirror image.

But then, it has long been established that Jeph's robots are just humans with more pastel colours.

And anyway, we've seen an AI can be given any anthroform it wants, off the shelf, with options galore for each and every part. Why is fixing hair suddenly such a fucking drama?


 No.1028772

>>1028722

>I was joking

>I could just say "I was joking" but that would remind autismo that she lacks social skills

>instead I have to say how bad I feel for not making it more obviously a joke


 No.1028832

>>1028722

I whole-heartedly want Jeph Jacques to die in the most abject of poverties.


 No.1028861

File: 79c1a64653762f8⋯.png (154.47 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3850.png)

This hard sci-fi universe makes no sense whatsoever.


 No.1028870

File: 8ccc8c14bdad7f7⋯.jpg (61.27 KB, 359x269, 359:269, 2017-10-05-10-20-35.jpg)

>>1028861

Of course not. "Making Sense" is something that well thought-out settings with clearly motivated characters do.


 No.1028904

>>1028861

Or they could have just taken its head off.

And isn't that left hand the wrong way round?

This strip really bothers me for some reason. I think it's because the forced humour is really, obnoxiously forced.


 No.1028940

File: 300fea7ab9750a6⋯.jpg (16.42 KB, 400x400, 1:1, 1461449482008.jpg)

>>1028861

Man, I knew these stupid glowy whiteout panels were going to be a new thing and I hate being right.


 No.1028959

File: 1ece0d7d06a02fc⋯.png (156.81 KB, 373x428, 373:428, Questionable_Content_-_201….png)

>>1028904

The entire thing comes off like a James Bond disguise, it could have picked its face up in the morning.


 No.1028962

>>1028959

Now there's a good point - how long did it take the blue cunt to get new hair?

I'm pretty sure it didn't have to hang upside down for hours.


 No.1028975

File: 26e74ef625b75e7⋯.png (151.97 KB, 736x310, 368:155, Questionable_Content_-_201….png)

>>1028962

As long as it took a machine to sew it on while still on the robot. Which seems a lot more cost effective than some BDSM play where they use an engine hoist to submerge the weebbot into Pepto Bismol.


 No.1028980

>>1028975

>Remembering more than one frivolous gag ago

>Jeph Jaques, the Stabmeiester

You can only pick one.


 No.1029045

>>1028975

Oh shit, is this the setup for the blue one calling the pink one out on its hair privilege?

It got pissed off that the iPod had the audacity to accept the gift of a full anthroform from its caring owner, so I don't see it letting the pink one off the hook with its polymer bath strands of hair, when all it has is a sewn-on wig.

Why is Menstro so embarrassed about mentioning it has an appropriate skill, anyway? Or does Jeph regard sewing as such a poncy, faggy skill that only little girls want to do, so he thinks people should be embarrassed about it?


 No.1029125

>>1029045

>Or does Jeph regard sewing as such a poncy, faggy skill that only little girls want to do, so he thinks people should be embarrassed about it?

Which is doubly hilarious when you consider for a moment that teaching soldiers how to sew is common throughout most military establishments, meaning it would make complete and total sense for Mentro to have this skill even discounting the fact that she's a fucking robot and could literally download the skill off of an opensource website. Yet again Jeph's HARD SCI-FI PLANNED UNIVERSE shows itself to have about as much research put into it as you'd expect from a drugged out, dispassionate, lazy alcoholic.


 No.1029168

>>1028861

Inb4 facial hair on Monday.


 No.1029439

File: 6433db2b00f79e0⋯.png (460.82 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3851.png)

I guess this is Jeph's middle finger to those complaining that every character is a butch lesbian.

joke's on him because it works for me


 No.1029444

>>1029439

just like my russian wood carvings


 No.1029448

>>1029439

The pink juice is highly caustic and yet they did this in an enclosed garage with presumably shared walls, with no ventilation, no masks, no goggles, no gloves, in a sawed off oil drum sitting on bricks, with a robot judenstrafed for an entire day with little to no regard if its parts would corrode from sitting too long, and they mixed almost a dozen times as much as they needed to.

Jeph is such a hack that he managed to perfectly emulate what it's like to rent in a month-to-month industrial complex, right down to the dangerous antics one can see there, and he did it while trying to show his characters as competent.


 No.1029512

>>1029439

Momo's totally getting called out for hair privilege as soon as it gets home.

Which raises an interesting question - isn't Momo just a household appliance? It can afford hair, yet the blue one, which has a job, can't?


 No.1029536

>>1029439

So wait, it's liquid form is lethally caustic but it's solid form is perfectly safe? So, it's basically a hydration compound. How do they get it to form in distinct strands and not just one big lump? Is it like sugar in that it preferentially adheres to pre-existing organized structures of itself?

So it's some kind of highly-toxic fibrous crystal? Man, I can't expect that would be fun to get in your lungs; it's gotta be like fiberglass or asbestos. Enjoy your emphysema.


 No.1029540

File: 4581dd84584b7e2⋯.jpg (48.95 KB, 500x419, 500:419, MAGA.jpg)

>>1029536

It's literally magic that Jeph justifies with pseudoscientific jargon that doesn't mean what he thinks it means.


 No.1029583

File: a231f70f4d7ee61⋯.png (1.48 MB, 1600x2320, 20:29, 3852.png)

Back to cutting.


 No.1029606

File: a1927ae2830adae⋯.png (397.26 KB, 643x1079, 643:1079, wat-03.png)

>>1029540

Yeah, no thanks. Yet one more example of Jeph's surface-level "i played an rpg once and watched an episode of Star Trek" GeekChic nerdery. I'd rather read a comic written by a complete normie.


 No.1029607

>>1029606

B-but Jeph is the next Issac Asimov! He said so himself!


 No.1029619

>>1029583

>knife

Is Jeph baiting us?


 No.1029690

>>1029583

Man, those are some inconsistent thighs.


 No.1029738

>>1029583

>Please remain absolutely motionless

Haha! Oh, that Menstro is such a fucking mong! How amusing.

>>1029690

Each thigh the size of its own torso, fat rolls and a gunt to beat the motherfucking band. Why would anyone design what is, allegedly, a combat robot in this fashion?

I know Jeph is familiar with manga, and he's of the right age where he's likely to have encountered Battle Angel Alita at some point. Menstro is almost like what would happen if SJWs ruined Alita:

>Wow! This strong, female character is so cool!

>Pity about the violence though - that should really be toned down. In fact, remove it.

>Her history is too violent as well - her PTSD is too triggering. Best make it very vague with no detail.

>That fish out of water stuff should have lasted longer. And been more funny than dramatic. That should be her personality at all times - she'd be funnier that way.

>Pity she's thin - it's so unrealistic. She should be more body-positive to appeal to the modern audience.

>She should be a lesbian. Strong female characters don't need no men.

>This character is great!


 No.1029751

>>1029738

>Battle Angel Alita

Supposedly we're getting a Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron, and Lon Landau collaboration film in December. Will this finally be the Western anime film that doesn't totally suck or will it kill the careers of the above? I think the movie's been in production hell since the year 2000, always a good sign.


 No.1029782

File: 11fc5729964bf15⋯.png (465.41 KB, 420x420, 1:1, 11fc5729964bf15e717ed36afb….png)

>>1029583

>Please replace my long, expensive hair with an amateur hatchet job


 No.1029784

File: 00ef41db1c7d62f⋯.jpg (283.53 KB, 1413x1158, 471:386, 00ef41db1c7d62fba045956944….jpg)

>>1029751

It's gonna suck. Bank on it.

>>1029540

>>1029536

God I just cannot let this shit go. Jeph does know that we have spray-on hair right now doesn't he? And it's no more toxic than any other hydro-carbon propelled silicate? Like, even if we said that in the future, they managed to engineer some kind of polymer that's caustic as fuck when liquid but dries non-toxic, WHY THE FUCK WOULD WE USE THAT WHEN A PERFECTLY SAFE ALTERNATIVE EXISTS?

Its like saying we invented perfectly fine consumer-grade user-friendly computers but decided to replace them with snarky AIs….

Oh wait, I get it now. We all turn stupid in the future.


 No.1029794

>>1029583

It's going to end up shorter and even more fucked up looking than what was there previously, isn't it?


 No.1029796

>>1029794

I'm hoping for full-on "Why did you bother growing it?" length, and that this was Jeph's half-assed attempt to plant a mcguffin for something he's going to do 500 pages from now.


 No.1029803

>>1029796

>and that this was Jeph's half-assed attempt to plant a mcguffin for something he's going to do 500 pages from now.

Something he might have planned to do 500 pages from now, but will forget about seconds after uploading.


 No.1029810

>>1029794

No, it's going to end up what Jeph calls "cuter".


 No.1029826

>>1029751

It will suck, the trailers have already shown this.

For starters it's nowhere near as violent as it should be - it's all this Crouching Tiger shit with people/cyborgs being thrown around the place, not cyborgs tearing each other apart and showering components all over the place like it should be.

I can only guess that would have been too expensive for them to animate, so they've settled for that boring,

>gets punched

>sent flying

shit.


 No.1029982

File: 5b5c2b1759bb950⋯.png (144.53 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3853.png)

File: 401862cc3d2de51⋯.png (218.67 KB, 832x1753, 832:1753, TERF DERP.png)

Commenters on Twitter and Reddit are going on about how Momo is a TERF because of the haircut. I never heard of this before.


 No.1030008

>>1029982

So basically they bitch about the dumbest angle they can view this from.


 No.1030045

>>1029982

Are they angry at Jeph for not being progressive enough again? Maybe this'll finally be the precipitant for the second pointy impact.


 No.1030046

>>1029982

This is a lame-ass conclusion.

Menstro cuts its own hair with a knife and ends up with texture and layers, yet Momo ends up with a cut like it was done by a blind man.

Why hide the knife, anyway? Was there a chance the combat-spec robot might slip? Why would Momo care?

I do get the feeling that when Jeph did the research for haircuts he searched for something safe and progressive, like the haircut he thought a feminist would have, so ended up with Emma Watson's 6-year old kid, "I gave myself a haricut, mommy!" style.


 No.1030338

File: e339e761807916b⋯.png (134.64 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3854.png)

it gets lamer


 No.1030357

>>1030338

Blowjob handles.


 No.1030390

File: bded01e42994490⋯.png (110.9 KB, 800x1249, 800:1249, 2013-08-05-beartato-proble….png)

>>1030338

Why is the bottom text smeared? Is that a mistake he was too lazy or careless to fix, or a joke I'm not getting. The ethernal question when it comes to Jeph.

Also, is that Reginald on his shirt?


 No.1030394

File: 8c1493cf0a3d15d⋯.jpg (406.73 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, hywa.jpg)

Robot face technology should be distinguishable from human.


 No.1030395

>>1030394

I don't trust them. Couldn't we make them wear armbands with yellow cogwheels or something to distinguish themselves or something


 No.1030399

File: a2d319fd06b34b4⋯.jpg (239 KB, 716x792, 179:198, 1448274696969.jpg)

>>1030390

That's Yelling Bird, I think.

>>1030394

I don't know what it is about this style of edit, but it does it for me.


 No.1030402

>>1030338

Boy, these robots sure behave in an unusual manner!

All of them.

All the time.

They're the joke…


 No.1030403

>>1030338

That grey robot is giving Momo unwanted attention - it made it clear it has no interest in punk music.

That's as good as rape, isn't it?

Wow, I had no idea Jeph condoned rape.

He's presenting rape as entertainment.


 No.1030424

>>1030338

>Otaku-tier pigtails

>TERF bangs

Oh boy, it keeps getting worse, doesn't it? Is the metal-skinned robot some kind of niggerbot and this is leading up to an arc where Momo has to check her Aryanbot privilege?


 No.1030425

>>1030390

Text's fine on the QC site. I assume he edited it since a copy error that affects only that portion of the image seems unlikely.

>>1030395

Why should their appearance be different when nothing else about them is?


 No.1030427

>>1030338

>>1030425

>Text's fine on the QC site. I assume he edited it since a copy error that affects only that portion of the image seems unlikely.

Checking the site, it says

<don't even get him started on Television

>>1030425

>Why should their appearance be different when nothing else about them is?

I just think that putting a band with a yellow cogwheel, or some sort of symmetrical shape at least, around their arm would be a good way to distinguish them. Just a tip to the people in the QC universe for a good place to start; if they ever feel they have too many problems with robots, and need a solution.


 No.1030474

>>1030425

I'm guessing he placed the text twice on two layers, slightly offset, and then removed an intermediate opaque layer shortly before saving the final version. Remember, Jeph said himself that he can't into layers despite working as an illustrator for 15 years.


 No.1030531

File: d530b53c9096e94⋯.png (135.82 KB, 800x1160, 20:29, 3855.png)


 No.1030539

>>1030531

So Jeph knows even in universe everyone is retarded.


 No.1030545

>>1028722

>We will only charge you for materials

>>1030531

>After materials we made 47 dollars.

Also at best they made 4 dollars an hour.


 No.1030559

>>1030531

In hindsight, maybe brewing up a whole vat of that hair shit wasn't such a good idea?

Seems their business is really going to shit, when the most footfall they've ever had was when a fucking kid was doing sharpie scribbles for retarded robots with more money than sense.

I suppose that is the end result when you try to set up a business for highly technical work, with no qualifications, no insurance, no standards certificates, a loan from a fucking coffee shop and what looks like household appliances dotted around the place rather than proper, industrial equipment.

Plus, being stuck in a place like that with a couple of fat, dumpy lesbians would be fucking awful.


 No.1030666

>>1030531

>Cost of materials

>Ignoring cost of electricity, cleanup supplies, building rent per hour, and startup loan payback cost per hour

I'm eagerly awaiting the deus ex machina that will pull them out of this quagmire of incompetence.


 No.1030696

>>1030666

Good thing there is a character specifically for this: >>1022930




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