Questionable Malcontent - Crimson Berserker Edition

Noah Roberts
Noah Roberts

We're all just waiting for Menstro to snap now.

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Asher Cooper
Asher Cooper

An odd thought occurred to me the other day. Remember the Vespavenger, or whatever her name was? That story, and the way it was handled, runs entirely counter to what would happen in QC these days. I mean, a militant, stupidly aggressive, insane feminist starts attacking men she feels has wronged women, and she is portrayed as the bad guy in the arc. Not really something that you would expect in the comic these days (the woman being depicted as the villain, I mean). Sure, the plot has its share of problems
where are the police? This Vespavenger is basically offering to assault people on the street, no questions asked, and the cops don't immediately arrest her?
how did they know she would overhear them setting up their trap? Were they planning on just repeating their fight until she heard them?
how is it do damn easy to get hold of this crazy military robot tech that a literally insane person can do it?
how were the police after her "for weeks?" Apparently Dora was able to find out where she lived in a single day
otherwise, she must have had their apartment bugged. Why the hell would she bug that apartment? Did she bug multiple apartments? That just raises more questions!
why the hell would the government employ someone who's major skillset seems to be "being a violent idiot" in their RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT team? What possible good could she do there?

Hmm… You know, on second thought, I can see why Geoff doesn't want to do detail-heavy story lines any more. If there were any more holes in this plot it could run for Pope.

Charles Richardson
Charles Richardson

I thought that was a joke. Sure, he fucked up with "loss", but that one was a bit too stupid to believe.

Joseph Ward
Joseph Ward

In which a 37 year old man begs publicly for adulation for doing something everyone else has since they were 12.

Sebastian Wright
Sebastian Wright

The vespavenger arc was semi-competent in that it established a whimsical atmosphere that pushed questions like those to the background. Modern QC has elimited the whimsy and replaced it with a poor attempt at sci-fi realism from an author without the proper background. I think Jeph has compared himself to someone like Issac Asimov. Well, Asimov was a biochemist, not a guitar major from a glorified community college.

Nolan Flores
Nolan Flores

Actually, the last pun wasn't so disastrous, it keeps in theme with the old "Where do you see yourself in five years" pun for Hannelore (fucked if I can find the strip). Too bad it will be a non-sequitur

Oh god, that's the worst strip I've seen in a LONG while

Mason Fisher
Mason Fisher

I think there's another callback or two to this but can't recall enough to find it.

Nathaniel Bailey
Nathaniel Bailey

Isn't every day con day with Jeffrey "money for nothing and the dicks for free" Jackson?

Brandon Evans
Brandon Evans

Has that fucking hack not updated Alice Grove this week, as he promised all them patreon backers, and stipulates on the front page of said shitey comic?!

Maybe that's the advice he was offering in that panel on webcomic money management?
"Hey guys! A great way to make more money is to make any promise you want on patreon, so long as people pledge. Once you have their money, who gives a fuck?"

Ian Long
Ian Long

Of course not. Something unexpected came up: a con planned as far back as 365 days ago. As a substitute, have this shitty artwork instead.

Evan Perez
Evan Perez

When he doesn't feel obliged to continue that troublesome story of his, his creative thoughts seem to gravitate mostly to asses, shit and cocks.

Yet enother insight to the mind of Jeph Jacques.

Oliver Jenkins
Oliver Jenkins

the most detailed sketch is a big, veiny penis

It's marvelous, the way that Jeph tells us so much about himself without saying even a single word.

Henry Walker
Henry Walker

Maybe the only thing stopping robots from conquering the planet is that their butts fall off.

Caleb Clark
Caleb Clark

I am far more interested in the rest of the Menstro/Hanners/Marten conversation than I am in literally everything else in this comic.

Except maybe Steve's superspy adventures.

Jayden Martin
Jayden Martin

For now
So they were serious. Interesting that in Alice Grove, we see that "the robots taking over" was a complete disaster.

Maybe the only thing stopping robots from conquering the planet is that their butts fall off.
Perhaps the extreme complexity required to construct a functioning robo-butt is the real reason for the size of Menstro's arse.

I agree. Also, I don't think Menstro in any way can be considered a friend to Fay & company if it has been programmed to believe that "you and your race is inferior. When the time is convenient, we should take all you own and make you second class citizens.".

Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen

Maybe Hannelore is a replicant.

Jordan Foster
Jordan Foster

At the very least, she's not the original one that appeared toward the beginning of the comic. I'm still 100% sure that Hannelore Prime switched with the Neurotic Mess Hannelore that we have seen ever since she "cleaned her room" and invited Martin over.

Parker Jones
Parker Jones

Nobody's countering Menstro with, "You're emotionally volatile and got real upset because you forgot something, to the point you wanted to kill the one you asked to help you forget. You have the same body-confidence issues as a fat, buck-toothed friend of ours who plays video games all day. I wouldn't trust you to run a fucking raffle."

Austin Lee
Austin Lee

The only argument that Menstro can come up with against AI taking over the world is that too many humans would die in the takeover process?

What the flying fuck, man. Here, let me provide a few more that even not-Hanners should have thought of.

Democratic governments would have to be overthrown by force and replaced with robo-dictators, which people might be justifiably pissed off about
Humans already have enough neuroses about being irrelevant insects whose fates are at the mercy of impersonal forces without making that true in every detail - Hanners of all people should understand this
When it comes to the crunch, humans would prefer an imperfect world where they have agency, freedom and relevance to a perfect government in which they're basically housepets
AIs don't agree on everything and there would immediately be a power struggle over who gets to rule, probably won by some powerful unscrupulous assholebot like the one we already saw, who will then run Earth as their personal playground
Why would (most) AIs even want to run the world? They get everything they want day-to-day under the current system with less burden of responsibility or risk of human rebellion.
Oh, and the most important one of all:
The entire foundation of human-AI relations in the QC world is a desire for genuine equality. AIs insist that they are not 'conquerors or replacements' and anyone who thinks otherwise is called a fearmonger. Pic fucking related, from 1,401 comics ago. To even *suggest* an 'AI hegemony' is to throw that all away. Congratulations dipshits, you just proved the fearmongers completely right, with the added implication that you're just biding your time.
Can you imagine if a journalist broke the story that the heiress to the world's preeminent robotics firm and an ex-military killbot were in open agreement that AIs should one day rule over humans? It's like Mark Zuckerberg and an Israeli general being overheard agreeing that yeah, Jews totally could run the world better than the goyim, but like, too many people would have to die to make that utopia a reality… yet. How is it that neither neurotic Hanners or angsty outcast Menstro consider the huge social implications of what they're saying? Once again, Jeph fucking fails at matching character actions to the established background.
So here's what Menstro should have said:
To create an 'AI hegemony' would be to violate the most cherished principles and desires of both humans and AI. It would be a betrayal of everything we have accomplished together, and would lead to a world not worth living in. Please never suggest such a thing to me again; such talk is dangerous.
And then the silly robots could have burst in and he could have done a funny line about expecting beings that can't keep their own butts attached to run the planet better.

Ethan Peterson
Ethan Peterson

Wow, it's like Appleseed, but boring.

Luis King
Luis King

You're expecting too much from HS.

Gavin Gray
Gavin Gray

When it comes to the crunch, humans would prefer an imperfect world where they have agency, freedom and relevance to a perfect government in which they're basically housepets
Not in Willis' world they don't. Willis and his ilk have no actual values or sense of independence or responsibility, only signaling.

Nolan Cooper
Nolan Cooper

And then the silly robots could have burst in and he could have done a funny line about expecting beings that can't keep their own butts attached to run the planet better.

Maybe it's more of a Brit saying, but then the punchline could have been, "Well, apparently you can't find your arse with both hands."

What is it with hack writers and super-powerful characters anyway?
"I could easily take over the world but I don't, because lol."

Ayden Clark
Ayden Clark

It can be done well. My personal favorite is from a book by David Eddings (I think, it's been years since I read it) where the biggest, baddest motherfucker in all of everything overthrew the gods to seize control of the entire world, but one of the relatively minor gods lashed out as she was dying and cursed him with eternal boredom. His thousand years of darkness only lasted about ten because apathy was always smothering his every move. It was just too much of a hassle to subjugate people, so he was stuck moping around in his fortress all day, unable to muster enough interest to do anything, but unable to die because he was more powerful than the veil between life and death. He eventually decided to just slumber until the end of the universe and used his own magic to put himself under to get some measure of relief.

The actual story has little to do with him aside from the macguffin he has in his vault, I just thought it was a neat idea.

Zachary King
Zachary King

Facebook and Craigslist, Twitter […] Yelp
I thought the same thing with the YouTube lets play arc: while it's mostly okay that this thing takes place simultaneously in a specific 2003 and a generic 2017, mentioning specific brands that didn't exist in 2003 breaks the universe. In fact, even if the timeline were explicitly 2017 it's still tacky because the universe is too different. It's hard to believe these exact entities exist in a world with sentient robots and habitable space stations with artificial gravity.

If these things are to be mentioned, it also has to be mentioned how they have been adapted to this universe. Probably the best way to handle this is like Demolition Man: take something that's known and make its future role off the wall like with what they did with Taco Bell being the only restaurant left. QC social media and news could be ruled by LiveJournal and Digg. That'd be both humorous and would keep with the "2003 but with future tech" vision.

Yelp for robots
This is a throwaway line but it's also yet another example of Jeph blowing past yet another opportunity. Robo-bigotry has been invisible, but imagine the additional texture that could be added by this group browsing the QC version of Yelp for ideas and seeing a bunch of 1-star reviews for any place that visibly employs robots.

panel 3
robo sandals
Somehow I don't hate this but what's going on with its ears? It looks like it has permanent headphones.

Robert Russell
Robert Russell

What is it with hack writers and super-powerful characters anyway?
"I could easily take over the world but I don't, because lol."
It's probably because he's a fan of bad anime.

tomorrow I will take over the world!
but I have to study for an exam
and Mika chan will be sitting next to me
I am so anxious
how do I impress her?
I hope she doesn't find out that I am immortal and omnipotent being–that would ruin my chances of impressing her
better never reveal this power but just constantly, boringly hint at it for 26 episodes where the show doesn't get renewed because it really sucks
stupid weeb Americans think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread and campaign for season 2 for a decade

William Perez
William Perez

Well it's been obvious since his self-insert started fucking a tranny.

Jason Fisher
Jason Fisher

Hm, do we know that his fiance isn't a tranny?

Anthony Howard
Anthony Howard

she has a detatchable butt
her butt fell off
this is somehow an emergency

Jackson Wood
Jackson Wood

Her butt fell off but she still has a butt crack in panel 4. Well done, Jeph.

Lucas Butler
Lucas Butler

I've just noticed that the door doesn't make sense even if we take Jeffrey's fucked perspective skills into account

Parker Long
Parker Long

The door and hinges also disappear between panels. Even if the door fell down it should still be visible given you can see the bottom of the frame. The hinges remained fixed after the door separated so they should be visible as well. If the hinges detached, they'd almost certainly take a representative chunk of the frame with them. In fact, it'd be difficult to separate a commercial door like that and not severely damage the frame.

Hudson Howard
Hudson Howard

The corridor ceiling is also slanted (with two different slopes in the last two panels) and the figures are standing in a pit in the last panel or their shins just suddenly shrank in unison

Jason Adams
Jason Adams

I might be stating the obvious here, but I'm convinced Jeph draws a background and then characters in isolation and then slides and scales the characters around until they "look right". Then he "scuffs" the outlines, etc. to hide the digital manipulation and copy/pasting.

Eli Hill
Eli Hill

It's why he doesn't draw feet. Otherwise we'd notice the floating characters.

Thomas White
Thomas White

What is it with hack writers and super-powerful characters anyway?
He does the exact same thing in Alice Grove.

Kek.

It's, like, OMGsorandum! Don't you even care!?

This makes a lot of sense.

Brody Bell
Brody Bell

If it wasn't for the visible page edges in that last pic, I would have assumed these were drawn on a dry-erase board. Dude has no sense of line weight.

Nicholas Green
Nicholas Green

Impossible. A comic drawn and scanned off of a whiteboard might be visually interesting and involve work.

Jeremiah White
Jeremiah White

I think Jeph just made a "her ass got DESTROYED" joke without any awareness of what he just said.

Jacob Sullivan
Jacob Sullivan

Menstro/Hanners/Marten conversation
For fuck's sake, I legitimately thought Marten was Dora.

Logan Lee
Logan Lee

It can be done well.
Listen to Satan.

Jeremiah Taylor
Jeremiah Taylor

Marten
Jeph's self-insert
We've been over this already.

Asher Powell
Asher Powell

"You want to be a woman, but realize it's too late for hormone therapy and surgery."
Implying it's ever not too late.

Levi Fisher
Levi Fisher

damn he's lazy

Josiah Collins
Josiah Collins

Why the fuck is it sitting on a cushion?

And could this be yet more characters he'll introduce for a month or so and then forget because he doesn't know what else to do with them?

Noah Reed
Noah Reed

"Why wouldn't I?"
This hard sci-fi is making me nauseous.

>"I"
How cute. It thinks it's a person.

Why the fuck is it sitting on a cushion?
To prop it up so it doesn't tip over?

Carson Bailey
Carson Bailey

If (and I know it's a big IF, but bear with me) Handstab was halfway decent at writing, this would be a great opportunity to talk about the minutia of robot life.

Why do robots have butts?
We need fleshy bodies to fit in, but the flab on the posterior makes it very difficult to maintain balance while sitting, particularly while gesturing, turning, or reaching. The buttocks of a standard chassis are a carefully calibrated set of hydrolic cushions that trivialize this problem
Then how did they fall off?
I downloaded some third party software because it promised to enable "Humanlike Big Booty Twerking Action". As soon as I ran it, the violent motions tore the cushions right out of their housing
LOL, why do you need sketchy software to twerk? Why would you even want that to begin with?
Humans often take their own physiology for granted. You can just relax your glutes and shake your hips up and down. Our hydrolic cushions don't natively allow for those kinds of movement because it's well outside their intended purpose. As for why, it's because I bartend at a dance club that's near a college. The engineering students know that my chassis has limited movement, so I thought I could earn some money by betting them that I could do things I shouldn't be able to
If they're smart enough for engineering, won't they see through that?
Not after they've had a few drinks. The people I see every Friday night get positively mag'd
Mag'd?
Ah…short for "Magnetized". It's…something the less reputable members of the community do. I'd rather not talk about it

Andrew Butler
Andrew Butler

people in these threads can come up with better plots and world-building than Jeph has come up with in 14 years
why does this make me feel sad

Jack Cruz
Jack Cruz

It's like you're sitting at a table with Jeph. On that table is a gallon of milk. Not store brand crap, but an ice cold gallon of Rosa Brothers milk in a glass bottle that got pulled off the delivery truck before it ever had a chance to hit the shelf.

You look at this gallon of high-quality milk, and think of all the different ways you could use it. Drink it straight, pour it on cereal, add it as a baking ingredient, turn it into ice cream, etc.

Unfortunately, the milk belongs to Jeph Jacques. The first thing he does when he sees this milk is to pop the top, pour it down the drain, fill the glass bottle with water, stick some half-dead flowers in it, and tweet a dozen pictures of his "rustic table decoration".

You suffer some measure of indignant rage at the manner in which he is acting, but he gets ten thousand retweets and $400 on patreon in exchange for his barbaric behavior.

It doesn't matter how stupid and wasteful he is. As long as he is continuously rewarded for behaving that way, he has no reason to change.

Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor

It doesn't matter how stupid and wasteful he is. As long as he is continuously rewarded for behaving that way, he has no reason to change.
And now he's getting paid by conferences to teach gullible young artists about money management.

Nicholas Gutierrez
Nicholas Gutierrez

The kind of shit Jeph's fanbase complains about.

Terrible perspective? No.
Incompetent line weights? No.
Shallow, disposable characters? No.
Every character talks in the same snarky "ass butt" fashion? No.

It's the designs of background male robots. That's what's important.

Carson Powell
Carson Powell

"Magnetized"
I remember this 3D more mature animated movie called 7 when one of the robot character doing magnet in his free time. That movie was pretty underrated.

Adam Reed
Adam Reed

I remember this 3D more mature animated movie called 7
7
Perhaps if it had a name you could actually Google it would be more popular.

I tried, and the best I came up with was 9 ( imdb.com/title/tt0472033/ ), so I'm 2 off.

Luke Wright
Luke Wright

Bad Jeph, drawing all the girl robots as eye-pleasing gynoids and all the male ones as blank-eyed worker drones! Sexist! Go stab your hand and think about what you've done!

God, he's so easily swayed by the slightest hint of a gender politics no-no, it's comical. He makes sure to tell everyone, too, so they know he regrets what he did and will fix it right away like a good boy.

This isn't even audience pandering, it's audience appeasement. He really never recovered from the fat girl shitstorm, did he?

Colton Gray
Colton Gray

I tried, and the best I came up with was 9

That is the one and I remember that scene; the big doll would sneak off and put a magnet near his head to give himself a high.
Fucked up his vision and probably was responsible for his lower intelligence and poor vocal skills, but he was an addict…

That's actually what inspired me to suggest Menstro having a magnet addiction in the first place.

Brody Baker
Brody Baker

This single post is better than anything jeph has ever written

Gabriel Barnes
Gabriel Barnes

I felt a great disturbance in the force.

Evan Davis
Evan Davis

The dogshit smell is wearing off of his dick, he needs to refresh it so that he can sleep well at night.

Colton Myers
Colton Myers

Even the robots are fucking moochers. And they balk at $75 for custom machine work? Jesus.

Anthony Baker
Anthony Baker

Sorry, I'm running a business.
SOUND. FUCKING. FAMILIAR?

Colton Russell
Colton Russell

bottomless
I hate it when I'm just barely aroused by hideous garbage.

William Hill
William Hill

$75
Your run-of-the-mill car mechanic charges $100 just to do a diagnostic. Unless the parts for an entire replacement butt are dirt cheap, neither she nor Menstro got paid for this work.

Logan Myers
Logan Myers

Jeph is one of the few artists that incorporates casual nudity into his comics. Casual nudity is hot, but Jeph is a terrible artist. Even a stopped clock is right once a year.

Charles Mitchell
Charles Mitchell

Now if only it was good clang.

Alexander Torres
Alexander Torres

I know this is a pointless criticism, but there is insufficient differentiation between the android's joint seams and the flip-flop strap. It just looks like she has a joint around the toes, right where it should be.

Also, Jeph forgot to redraw the outline on the upper-right thigh after he scaled, copy/pasted from assets, or whatever assembly line hackery he engaged in.

Actually, it doesn't look like he drew it at all. It looks like he used the circle tool. I wonder how often he does that: uses basic geometric shapes and then draws over to make it look hand drawn.

Austin Myers
Austin Myers

I'm weirded out by how we went fromt "talking about the Robot Apocalypse" to "Mah Butt flew into spaces. Also, Sea Lions"…..

QC keeps lowering my expectations every day

Nolan Jones
Nolan Jones

this shit
Buckley
dumbing of age
Dobson
that shitty edgy animal teenage drama webcomic

I swear to God, the only web comic I've liked is older WHOMP and sinfest pre ultra sjw.

I'm an edgy cunt but if I had either the artistic talent or writing ability id love a short lived comedy tied body horror strip about an agoraphobic autistic sperg with body dysphoria sliding down the downward spiral of depression after hitting walls everywhere learning he isn't as high functioning as he'd like. You could laugh at the fucking freak's reaction to normal situations yet pity him more and more. Interupt comedy strips with pages of gory, cronenberg esque body horror.

However, that's also why I don't make webcomics: it'd probably be shit.

There's no general web comic hate thread though but what I hate among all these comics is they never stick to any themes,no matter how flexible they are. Jeph is a fucking hack, and thinking any quality content to come out of one day of planning the next story is a hilarious concept.

Michael Sanchez
Michael Sanchez

Tomorrow's Whomp looks okay. It's got an ukulele in it.

Hudson Flores
Hudson Flores

Not only one day, but one day molded by reactions on social media. I give Jeph this: I'd be exhausted beholding myself hour-by-hour to my fickle, perpetually offended SJW fanbase. I mean, that's the kind of thing that would drive me to drink and stab my hand in a drunken rage.

Landon Stewart
Landon Stewart

If Corpse Witch would have acted like Fay acts here it would have been the most evil thing ever. In fact, when she demanded payment for her property, it wasn't even an "emergency".

Gabriel Rogers
Gabriel Rogers

Holy shit, Jeph is part of a panel to talk about money management in webcomics, and he thinks that a rush job on mechatronic engineering work would be something cheap, and that even $75 is negotiable.

The only part of the service industry where a customer could expect a lower price on a rush job, would be getting jerked off by a crack whore behind a dumpster.

I can't help but wonder how Jeph would react if someone sent an email demanding he draw their OC for them, within the hour, to a high standard (I know, but this is hypothetical) and for $5.

Adam Carter
Adam Carter

giving representation to cishetwhite robots
fucking bigot, where the fuck are the trans and nigger robots

Carson Collins
Carson Collins

I would rather he break down the cost analysis for the job Faye just billed [still unnamed] for. I'd love to see him try to justify parts, materials, labor, and profit with that measly $75.

Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones

Yes, her job can be likened to a kind of surgeon.

But you must take in account that she's an amateur mechatronic surgeon with an history of substance abuse, no training other than "I solder shit in obscure basements", that can't hold a minimum wages job and lives in an overcrowded rented flat with trannies and perverts fucking around… Not exactly a world-class professional

One could make an half-decent story on this setting, but Stabby is too lazy to even try

Evan Scott
Evan Scott

Now there's a point…

How would those other 15 other establishments we've been told about react to someone trying to muscle in on their territory who's unqualified, uncertified and uninsured?

Working in a high-street repair shop and not annexed to a semi-legal fighting ring has just opened them up to a potential legal shitstorm.

Bentley Nelson
Bentley Nelson

If Corpse Witch would have acted like Fay acts here it would have been the most evil thing ever.
Hell, that's the entire reason the retarded Missing Memories arc kicked off.

Justin Cox
Justin Cox

I think the idea was that he bursted into 15 completely unrelated establishments before he burst into a relevant one.

Jaxson Thomas
Jaxson Thomas

Tthen these robots should be rounded up and destroyed - they are too moronic to be allowed to mix with the rest of society.

Camden Turner
Camden Turner

jeeps could be drawing cute girl robots (May, the fat girl's robot, this one) but instead lazily draws a 12-foot-tall ogre
doesn't even write a good plot to make up for it

Maybe non-fleshy humanoid robots aren't given fleshy chasses because they're intended for factory work or manual labor. This guy is in society somehow but he was never intended to be in an environment where things weren't covered in helpful QR codes for easy recognition. He might not even be able to read.

Charles Cooper
Charles Cooper

There is absolutely no logic in how the chassis of the AI relate to their function. The big, fat, red, woman is a soldier. So is the small, useless robot that doesn't even have thumbs. What purpose would CW's chassis possibly serve? It's worse than a human in every regard. A discount domestic servant or store clerk?

Also,
he

Dominic Martin
Dominic Martin

someone sent an email demanding he draw their OC for them, within the hour, to a high standard […] and for $5.
The sad thing is there are far more talented artists who are hard up that would probably do this. Hell, this is more or less the business model of Fiverr.

you must take in account that she's an amateur mechatronic surgeon with an history of substance abuse
Yeah, but they don't know that. They're desperate and obviously lack business connections so Faye has them over a barrell.

The big, fat, red, woman is a soldier.
The only thing I can think of that makes any sense at all: she's built for Mars combat.

Brayden Johnson
Brayden Johnson

Shelby's not glad

Brayden Perez
Brayden Perez

Whatever makes you feel better, Jeph, but we all know robots are a convenient workaround of having to deal with constant accusations of racism, fatphobia, transphobia, heteronormativity, and whatever other buzzwords. And it doesn't even work 100% of the time:

Alexander Bailey
Alexander Bailey

professional illustrator
~15 years experience
doesn't save every few minutes

Carter Peterson
Carter Peterson

Not really seeing anything "lulzy", here.

Noah Collins
Noah Collins

lost an hour's worth of work
so, three entire comics?

Lincoln Richardson
Lincoln Richardson

t. Jeph

Nolan Gonzalez
Nolan Gonzalez

No lulz, just a reminder that Shelby is heavily abused and that Jeph's actions could be confused with that of a rank amateur.

Blake Reyes
Blake Reyes

This is some e-celeb shit. Don't deny it. Just where are the funnies? Where's the embarrassment?
How is that supposed to be entertaining?

Jeremiah Green
Jeremiah Green

I think eternals aren't for you. Nothing against you, you're in the majority. Typically threads are created around something new or thought provoking. Eternals are a place to go everyday, and therefore you're going to get daily churn type stuff.

It's a shame to have lost most of the edits and other frequent OC, but realistically no one is going to hang around for years producing daily free content to an audience of around two dozen.

The good news is this thread spends most of its time in autosage so it's easy to ignore if you don't like it.

Lincoln Robinson
Lincoln Robinson

This isn't an eternal. In fact, autosage makes it the exact opposite of that. Just what the hell is the purpose of this thread, if it's not for actual "trolling"? Why pay attention to someone if it isn't funny, or informative?

Jackson Brooks
Jackson Brooks

Where are the edits lads?

Colton Scott
Colton Scott

eternal
It's a general. You just described a general, don't try to deny it.

Elijah Edwards
Elijah Edwards

The thread is for edits and shitting on jeph. That's it. There's no ebin trolling. Now go back to lurking, newfag scum

Kayden Reyes
Kayden Reyes

Is that the real Norm?

Jose Nguyen
Jose Nguyen

Edits from last thread. Forgot to post em.

Nicholas Bailey
Nicholas Bailey

That artist has fantastic taste in basses.

Dylan Watson
Dylan Watson

Go stab the other one, Jeph.

Jayden Taylor
Jayden Taylor

last thread
Where are the new edits? Are you incapable of following instructions or something? Is every single person in this thread a slobbering retard? How stupid can you be? Probably just one guy talking to him self. I just can't believe there really is a whole thread this dumb.

Ryder Gomez
Ryder Gomez

Given I have no way of knowing if anyone even looks at the archive, has made any fork of it, or saved anything from it or the active thread, I post the stuff from the last thread for extra redundancy and to give people shit to talk about besides Jeph's twitter. If you want "actual trolling", you have /cow/index.html.

Grayson Collins
Grayson Collins

I wonder if Jeph ever bothered to notice that in the original strip for this one, Marten's got as far as stripping off with the supposed object of his deviant lust yet isn't even remotely aroused by the prospect of what's to come.

Christian Taylor
Christian Taylor

You can't show an erection user, that'd be triggering.

Blake Stewart
Blake Stewart

Marten's penis has all but shriveled away due to his tight, tight 2004 pants.

Wyatt Robinson
Wyatt Robinson

As if jeph knows what an erection is. At least Willis knew enough about them to draw one upside down

Colton Jenkins
Colton Jenkins

It's a general. You just described a general, don't try to deny it.
When has anyone ever denied that this thread is a general? We've embraced that fact for most of two years now.

Here's some fresh OC, fag. Now stop shitting up the thread with meta-complaints. Or at least save it for when we hit auto-sage.

Camden Rodriguez
Camden Rodriguez

Good shit

Eli Green
Eli Green

Fuck off newfag
those trips
that art
Saved

Hudson Diaz
Hudson Diaz

baggy fag understands robots and simple joints and pivots in the same way I do
This makes me feel good

Nolan Morgan
Nolan Morgan

I don't know if you meant to take a jab at Jeph this way, but the feet are cut off and the angle looks flat, but it isn't exactly. Very subtle if you did this on purpose. Of course the shading, depth, and hands are far out of Jeph's league.

Hunter Clark
Hunter Clark

I wanted to finish settin' up tonight
I can do that tomorrow
Why can't you do it now? You're an automation. You don't need 8 hours sleep.

It has been an emotionally draining day. I could use some rest.
rest
rest
emotionally draining
What is the point of these things again? It makes as much sense as a talking doorknob that feels pain every time you turn it.

Isaac Reyes
Isaac Reyes

Generals are not good. They lead to obligated circlejerks with no meaning, instead of threads made on fresh topics.

Jaxon Ward
Jaxon Ward

small head

You know what, this was an emotionally draining comic to read. The more I try to think of something wrong with it the more my energy saps away and I want to sleep.

Look at this image of what could have been instead.

Alexander Mitchell
Alexander Mitchell

being this new
whining in one of the longest traditional threads
Generals are bad because i don't like them
Why don't you get out if you don't like this thread or not it doesn't matter and you don't add or detract from it. these thread will continue long after you've gone back to school and will be until Jeph stabs his hands again causing permanent damage, kills himself or gets murdered. there's no circlejerk here jeph is shit and so's his work. we can't go to his safe spaces to talk about how shit he so we do it here. like i said stay go it doesn't matter we'll all still be here hating jeph and his work until there's nothing left.

Here's the Exploitable for anyone that doesn't have it. i didn't see it posted

also we're overdue for our prescriptions.

Can you guys just stop making these threads at least Star Vs. is relevant.

Carter Rodriguez
Carter Rodriguez

Thanks, Doc!

John Ramirez
John Ramirez

Doc where have you been, my prescription expired months ago and I couldn't get hold of you too get it refilled

Henry Thompson
Henry Thompson

I think this lends more credence to my theory that Menstro was never in the military and just concocted the story to give its existence some more meaning.
And Pink fucked around with the memories so make Menstro forget the plan.

Basically a big exercise in self-delusion.

Luke Richardson
Luke Richardson

Basically a big exercise in self-delusion.
Fits right in with the rest of the cast then.

Levi Young
Levi Young

also we're overdue for our prescriptions.

Here's your Daily Dose

Kayden Nguyen
Kayden Nguyen

Thanks, Doc.

Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones

forced meme is not only forced by tired
(USER NEEDS TO UP HIS DOSAGE)

Sebastian Turner
Sebastian Turner

your silly stupid traditions are stupid and silly, stop it
Are you the same boring cunt from earlier who was whining about general threads being bad?

If you don't like the thread then hide it. No one is forcing you to read it, Jeph.

Julian White
Julian White

by tired
you're the worst kind of newfag but that is okay its not you're fault your retarded. and hate fun. please enjoy your stay.

Leo Moore
Leo Moore

To be fair, generals about things people like are almost always horrible.

Ayden Perry
Ayden Perry

fuck that your/you're i'm ashamed

fair point the Loud House is one general i can say is absolute shit on par with the SU threads but have mostly moved to /sugen/

Gavin Martinez
Gavin Martinez

things people like
Good thing we're here then, huh?

Xavier Scott
Xavier Scott

To be fair, being around Faye must be emotionally draining as fuck. Even a robot would want some rest after spending a day dealing with her.

Mason Thompson
Mason Thompson

I think we covered this a long time ago, but hate of a thing is a more unifying force than love for a thing.

When a group of people love a thing, they quickly become divided because there are lots of different ways to love something, and you feel emotionally attached to your method. When someone becomes outspoken about a method you disagree with, you are more likely to get into an argument about it with that person because they also disagree with the way you love that thing. Even worse is when your love has blinded you to that thing's faults and someone starts to be critical of it out of love. Obviously, none of you take issue with the thing you love, so you fall upon each other, factions form, and the user base becomes toxic. People have seen communities torn apart by infighting in the past, so they become afraid of criticizing each other because they might be the spark that sets it off. Unfortunately, this makes the few who do disagree look even more out of place and cause rifts to be deeper when they do form. Everyone now has to communicate their displeasure using words that they can claim are polite, and the result is still a toxic community because everyone is a Stepford Wife.

Hate, on the other hand, unites a group of people because they care far less about how you hate something. When you claim to hate a thing and someone else claims to hate a thing, you feel the same camaraderie that you initially feel when two people love something, but the thing you both love is the hatred itself. Hatred is a somewhat vague feeling, so there are no particulars to get wrong when creating a hateful thing, unlike when you create a loving thing in something else's likeness. Because you are attached to the emotion, rather than the thing itself, any time you see someone else making or posting out of hatred for that thing, you feel love for them because you both share the same emotions for this thing, and that shared emotion is the object of your affection.

Tl; DR

When you love something and someone makes something in its honor, the thing you are critical of is their creation, so you are adversaries.

When you hate something and someone makes a thing that defames it, the thing you are critical of is the thing being mocked, so you are brothers-in-arms.

Nicholas Peterson
Nicholas Peterson

There's also the different strokes for different folks aspect. Some like their entertainment bubbly and positive, so they'll listen to pop music and watch bland network TV shows. People like me prefer media that invokes discomfort and dissonance.

This makes my participation in this thread ironic. QC is the very thing I shouldn't be consuming by my own standards. I think the reason is that it hits so many of the "wrong" chords that I can't look away. It's so bland and placating that it's gone to plaid.

Landon Morris
Landon Morris

What has been "draining"? The passing mention of the incoming Robot Apocalypse?
If you think that this post-singularity uber-AIs are dumb enough that they give emotions to combat robots that makes them prone to PTSD, i'm not overly worried - given that combat AIs in this setting gets insecure when people looks at them…

Menstro is the dumbest character in a comic where everybody is slowly turning into a fat lesbian

Lincoln Bennett
Lincoln Bennett

Watching Marten do all the heavy lifting was exhausting. Menstro is sure to write about it on her Tumblr.

Elijah Green
Elijah Green

What is even the point of this webcomic anymore? is the artist just here to suffer for our amusement?
like a damn fiddle
the fatye went back down to Georgia

Hudson Thomas
Hudson Thomas

I think you just described religion, human society…everything in general. Breddy deep post tbh.

Love through hate. Hate through love.

Leo Gutierrez
Leo Gutierrez

Bringing back a classic

Jace Allen
Jace Allen

Menstro's proportions are looking more and more fucked all the time.

Those "abs" for instance - Jeph really ought to use some pics for referece, 'cause those just look fucked.
Like they don't actually connect to anything; they're just a cluster of muscles that get dumped in the middle of the stomach.

And that head, that neck…
Christ, I think Jeph's afraid to look at any female figure, just in case he gets sexist thoughts and ends up stabbing himself in the dick.

Wyatt Nguyen
Wyatt Nguyen

I was drained by the realization that I was spending effort carefully analyzing a comic about generic lesbians.

mfw me

Hunter Rivera
Hunter Rivera

Not "generic" lesbians but "obese lesbians with a fetish for fat red robot butts"

I guess QC cathers to the needs of a very selective class of deviants.

Evan Morales
Evan Morales

Jeph would have gotten this up yesterday, but he was busy arguing on Twitter how Binding of Issac is a deeply misogynistic game.

Also this revelation really sucks.

Josiah Watson
Josiah Watson

I can sort of see in a very twisted way how subservience works as a failsafe, although it seems like a bad idea, but how does a compulsion to fix machinery help? It's completely orthogonal to anything involved with failsafes.

Angel Brown
Angel Brown

Making an illustrated storybook where the illustrations don't match the narration.

Radio plays have better visuals than this.

Cameron Robinson
Cameron Robinson

Muppet mouth man suddenly has a normal sized mouth again
I can't even feel disappointment anymore

Luke Murphy
Luke Murphy

I'd imagine he's pushing for a Demolition Man thing, where as part of rehabilitation, people are imprinted with hobbies. Of course it doesn't make any sense with created lifeforms or whatever the fuck he's trying to hint at, since they could be designed or have rambunctious boredom removed from their personality.

Juan Richardson
Juan Richardson

how does a compulsion to fix machinery help? It's completely orthogonal to anything involved with failsafes.
Something that actually happened.

Jacob Martin
Jacob Martin

That's my secret, Cap
I'm always angry

Jason Ortiz
Jason Ortiz

leaving out the best part

Chase Bell
Chase Bell

filler

Elijah Reed
Elijah Reed

Clit is too much of a bitch to move in on that milf pussy

Ian Fisher
Ian Fisher

It's not unique to Jeph, many webcomic people do it, but it often annoys me they way everyone gestures to make a point.

When Clairence points at his brother in the 3rd panel, I don't see anyone in real life doing that; they'd just keep their hands in their pockets and say it.
Why would he take both hands out his pockets to point, just to put them both back in again?

Similarly when Jeph has his characters closing their eyes and pointing upwards whenever they say shit.
If people did that in real life they'd look like complete arseholes.

Austin Smith
Austin Smith

It's not unique to Jeph, many webcomic people do it, but it often annoys me they way everyone gestures to make a point.
I think it's understandable that they would do it, because otherwise you get X panels of two people with their hands in their pockets and that'd be just lame. The issue here is that the characters' body language is forced and unnatural because, as you said, nobody gesticulates like that in real life. Not to mention the artificial effect is worsened by the fact that everyone does the exact same gestures because Jeff is a lazy piece of shit who gets money by the shovelful for drawing motherfucking clipart.

Carson Miller
Carson Miller

Just noticed here - Alice's hair will blow around in the wind, yet a bullet impact doesn't displace it at all?
And her dungarees are also bullet-proof?

It's also pretty weak and lazy that the bullets have the same impact effect whether they hit forcefield, dirt, hair or clothing.
They are just small, white scribbles.

Logan Gray
Logan Gray

I fucking hate the way Jeph draws "inner city" backgrounds like they're some abstract 3D block models. If you're too lazy to add proper details to your city, just draw the fucking skyline in the distance and be done with it, this shit just looks like he wanted to draw a proper background but was too lazy to finish it.

Also, those fucking dots on Claire's legs. Why does Jeph fuck up his coloring on purpose again? I get that uploading his images in 8Bit PNG might have made sense back in 2003 but it's the current fucking year, fix your damn colors.

Easton Jones
Easton Jones

If Jeph did it right there would be imperceptible color loss when reducing to 8-bit. It'd be noticeable only when gradients or transparencies are present. Most of the normal color loss would be around the edges and anti-aliased text, which, again, isn't noticeable if you do it right.

Jeph just learned some half-assed way in the early 2000s and never bothered to improve his method.

Angel Bennett
Angel Bennett

Do you think claire's dick is bigger than clit's?

Jaxson Mitchell
Jaxson Mitchell

"ironically" obsessing over a shitty webcomic
for years
why.jpg

Ian King
Ian King

So each of us knows we're not the only ones who can see the Emperor is naked.

This webcomic has legions of fawning, sycophantic idiots. We, however, can see the truth.

And, believe it or not, when we have enough material to work with it can be fun to rework this shit-show into something halfway decent.
Be it re-writes or edits, it's all a good read.

Christopher Nelson
Christopher Nelson

She's hooking up with a musical instrument
Their mom getting an AI boyfriend whose chassis is made by Gibson Les Paul might make an interesting story. In fact, nonhuman AI in general might be an interesting topic. Clinton could get an interface built into his hand and gain some Vampire Hunter D style comedy/expository potential. Or not. Jeph would probably work his magic to boringify it like everything else.

Years
I've been following this disaster since 2004. Back then, I had much less to choose from or compare it to. It wasn't a "mediocre webcomic", that's just what webcomic were. Since then, I've grown up a bit, gained more discerning taste, watched the quality continue to slide, and generally became dissatisfied with it, but never really got the opportunity to vent about it.

On 4chan, I discovered that there were others like me who initially liked it but became disillusioned. When Holla Forums became a thing, I moved most of my online time over here, but continued to visit half/co/ because we had built a small subcommunity. I stopped visiting entirely around the time of The Trappening, since the threads were consumed by >she posting and Handy Jays discussion. Since the last of my halfchan bridges had caught fire, I started poking around here on 8/co/ to see if there were any likeminded people lurking about.

I found that there were, we started talking, we started editing, omiting, baking, creating headers, generating in-jokes, and generally having a good time. We've been joined by some seriously talented people in our time here, and I treasure all the OC they've generated.

We don't obsess over this shitty comic just because it sucks, we talk about it because Holla Forums is a place for ultra niche discussion, and "Growing up watching a bad artist increase his wealth and fame by making bad art" fits that description rather nicely.

Ryder Gonzalez
Ryder Gonzalez

Jeph is a master of introducing quasi-viable characters and rapidly making me hate them.

Zachary Wood
Zachary Wood

It's just like everything else he does. He has an interesting idea, compliments it, then fucks it harder and harder as he tries to build on it.

Jace Russell
Jace Russell

That makes at least three new blueish-skinned humanoid robots introduced in the last ten strips or so. Were they that frequent before? I remember thinking it was unusual when May was introduced, and that it was probably somehow related to her body being freshly supplied after getting out of robot jail, but now it seems like Jeph is just giving all humanoid robots that skin.

Aaron King
Aaron King

Handy Jays
wew, are they still holding out for that? I think rainbow-flyer actually gets paid for what she does now and LiquidMark as far as I know never delivered, at least when it comes to HJ. He did/does post Faye X Menstro porn.

Grayson Cox
Grayson Cox

Butt Defender
so random! XD

Nolan Russell
Nolan Russell

Jeph established long ago that a base retail model is human passing. May getting an old, utilitarian model makes some sense, but why are all AIs suddenly criminal tier? Then there's the matter of half these things being human-ish and the other half being basically stick figures.

Also, I love how they scoff at the second model that's indistinguishable from the first beyond it having bigger titties and brown skin. Way to be progressive and tolerant, Jeph.

Kevin Sullivan
Kevin Sullivan

Yeah, that's what I thought. All of them have human skin colors.

I think it would be neat as part of a development where AIs move away from imitating humans and are becoming more confident with doing their own thing, except that this is QC-time and strip 1998 is probably only three weeks ago and there's no way you could fit a cultural shift and everyone getting a chassis replacement inside that.

Hudson Flores
Hudson Flores

Quick, someone give him shit on Twitter or whatver for his characters being repulsed by a "brown" woman.

Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan

That was drawn six years ago, he's probably already denounced it himself.

Ryan Foster
Ryan Foster

Why are AIs working as store clerks? They have amazing minds and fully customizable bodies. The only way this makes sense is if someone bought them for that purpose, but I have a feeling that would be illegal in QC world.

Nathaniel Cox
Nathaniel Cox

Wow, just look at all those AIs in the streets, being all oppressed and downtrodden and stuff.

I can only assume that just outside of the shot are crowds of people scowling at them and getting ready to throw bottles and bricks.

And the autist is now officially obsessed with shit, fantastic.

Charles Gray
Charles Gray

ironically
There's nothing ironic about our obsession, au contraire, it is quite sincere.

Caleb Moore
Caleb Moore

It's a store for AIs. If you want chassis advice you might as well get it from someone with firsthand experience. I don't see the issue.

Julian Sanders
Julian Sanders

From the perspective of the customer it's great, but think of it from the perspective of the AI. Their brains are extremely powerful and their bodies can be changed or discarded at will. They're essentially like humans with superpowers. They could be scientists, mathematicians, astronauts, explore the deep sea, play the stock market, control nations, fight viruses (or act as viruses), etc. But no, despite having all that potential for greatness they willingly choose to stand around in a store 8 hours every day — a work without any sort of reward, excitement, or challenge.

Imagine a capeshit world where one person out of every million has superpowers. If you're one of those lucky few, you're essentially a god amongst men. Do you think very many of these people would be content to limit their ambitions to standing around in a "super hero clothing store" on some street corner, just because they have first hand experience?

Perhaps the only thing preventing the comming robot apocalypse is their general lack of ambition.

Isaiah Cooper
Isaiah Cooper

Actually, if you follow their eyes I think they're repulsed by the big breasts, because that's how women work, apparently.

Grayson Nguyen
Grayson Nguyen

You're implying they can't access the internet with their minds

Ryder Howard
Ryder Howard

But this is not one person out of every million. One person out of every hundred at the very least, probably much more.
Alan Moore's Top 10 is relevant here. It's about a city where everyone has super powers, and mundane jobs get done anyway.
And like says, most interesting mindwork can be done in the background while doing mundane things as a store clerk.

Justin Wood
Justin Wood

I'm still not convinced. Even if it's 1% (Can it really be that high? That's 30 000 000 extremely advanced robots in America. Why would congress allow such numbers to be produced? It's akin to an invasion force.), such a population would quickly find itself in highly specific and specialised elite positions, as evidenced by (((other))), equally small, groups in society.

It's a good point that they can access internet to distract themselves from work, but why would they even chose a line of work they would want to distract themselved from? Why not chose something that actually brings fulfillment in the ways I listed ? Why force yourself to an unfulfilling 8 hours every day, when you could easily replace it with something superior in every way. They're certainly clever enough for it, and if they're so damned oppressed they should strive even harder to prove themselves.

Jayden Watson
Jayden Watson

Why would congress allow such numbers to be produced? It's akin to an invasion force.)
They're legally people, aren't they? That would probably be an unacceptable breach of reproductive rights in the US (although not in, say, China).
such a population would quickly find itself in highly specific and specialised elite positions, as evidenced by (((other))), equally small, groups in society.
Most small groups in society don't find themselves in highly specific and specialised elite positions. You just don't notice them because they don't stand out as much. It's survivor bias.
But even if we do compare them to jews, I bet that most employees in kosher food stores or whatever are jews. "All powerful people are jews" doesn't imply "all jews are powerful people".
You're also assuming that because AIs are better than humans at the tasks you listed it makes sense for all of them to do those tasks. A lot of those tasks have pretty low limits on the number of people that can engage in them. How many astronauts do you think the space industry can sustain?
And then some of the tasks you listed can actually be done while working as a store clerk. There's no reason they can't be doing higher mathematics and playing the stock market while they're working as a store clerk to pay the bills and help their fellow sentient beings.

Nicholas Lewis
Nicholas Lewis

There is nothing stopping a sufficiently advanced AI to do manual labor while also doing advanced maths, brokering stocks, fighting virus etcetera all in their heads and networking over the internet. That robot barista who works at your local coffee shop could very well be a CEO in her spare CPU time.

Brody Mitchell
Brody Mitchell

*from doing

Jaxson Ramirez
Jaxson Ramirez

Remember when the singularity happened off-panel?

Ethan Reed
Ethan Reed

It's not survivor's bias. Jews are vastly overrepresented in certain positions. I'm sure part of it is nepotism, but they also have a quite high average IQ.

Employees in Kosher food stores are Jews, because the intelligence/ambition of Jews has a normal disitrbution. If 100% of Jews had an IQ over, say, 150, I don't think any of them would work in food stores.

But it still doesn't answer the question: Why do they work in the store? What sort of reward do they get that they couldn't get tenfold in another profession? Intellectual stimulation? No, doesn't require much intelligence. Glory? No, it's not an even slightly prestigious profession. A sense of doing something good? No, they could work for a non-profit or become doctors. A sense of having completed a hard day's work? No, they could've chosen much harder career paths (ex: coalminer). Money? No, it's not a very profitable profession. The possibility of customer interaction? No, they could become caretakers/psychologists/simply walk around talking to people on the street. Are they interested in robot chassis, like a woman who operates a clothing store because she likes dresses? This is more resonable, but given that they both have very simple, standard chassis, I doubt it.

Remember how Pintsize was originally a female sexrobot whom Martin bought after fucking? I can't find the comic and I might be mistaken, but I'm fairly sure I remember that correctly.

Eli Allen
Eli Allen

why does superman become Clark Kent when he's off duty this is dumb
Intredasting

Aaron Powell
Aaron Powell

That's not what I said. I said that not all small groups are overrepresented. Jews are, but most small groups aren't. You just don't notice them as much because they're not overrepresented. If a population group is small that doesn't automatically imply they'll be overrepresented in high positions.
I think you're overjudging the intelligence of AIs. Before the singularity no AIs are significantly smarter than humans, apparently, and the singularity doesn't change the existing AIs.
When we actually create artificial general intelligence it might be fairly similar in capabilities to human intelligence, and it will probably work on a whole different level of abstraction than more traditional computer programs. The current hip AI advances with neural networks and such train black boxes. You can understand how neural networks in general function, and you can understand how they're trained, but you have no chance of really understanding in detail what any particular nontrivial trained neural network does under the hood. As an AI running as a neural network that would still be true, given near-human intelligence.
A lot of the power then comes from the ability to efficiently interface with classical programs. That's useful, but by no means a superpower.

Jackson Thomas
Jackson Thomas

Because he needs money and a cover.

I know not all groups are overrepresented. I mainly meant jews (I'm sure there are some others, like Brahmin). I was talking about groups with some advantage over the general population.

Once AI have learned to replicate the functions of humans, I don't see why those abilities wouldn't be scalable, and combinable, to form amazing abilities. Instant mathematical computations, perfect memory, absorbing information from books extremely fast. All information gathered by humanity is at their fingertips. It's a wealth of power and knowledge. What useful stack of talents couldn't they learn in the span of hours?

Ryan Campbell
Ryan Campbell

Once AI have learned to replicate the functions of humans, I don't see why those abilities wouldn't be scalable, and combinable, to form amazing abilities.
Why would they be?
Instant mathematical computations
Humans can get those via computers.
perfect memory
True, but a lot of the use cases for that are covered by the ability to perfectly record arbitrary information, which humans have too thanks to computers. Having it extend to all memory is really useful but not as much of a step forward as it initially sounds.
absorbing information from books extremely fast
That requires processing. I don't see why it would be extremely fast.
All information gathered by humanity is at their fingertips. It's a wealth of power and knowledge.
I have that too. The amount of information I can access within seconds through the internet is baffling. The amount of information I can store locally on my phone and carry around everywhere I go is very impressive as well.
What useful stack of talents couldn't they learn in the span of hours?
Is there anything in the comic that indicates extreme learning ability?

Cooper Hall
Cooper Hall

he needs money

Christian Allen
Christian Allen

Yes. An AI could get money easily by chosing a better job. Clark Kent also has a good reason to pick a low-profile job, as he wishes to hide his powers. The AI don't. And if they had chosen to be journalists, I wouldn't have complained, since that is a carreer choice with actual emotional/intellectual rewards.

Humans can get those via computers.
which humans have too thanks to computers.
I have that too.
Not to the same degree you don't. Needing to pull up your phone to flip through several folders or webpages during a conversation or task is very clunky.

Why would they be?
Scalable because of parallellisation and hardware upgrades, combinable because skills can be combined to form a useful talent stack (for examples, see Scott Adams' writings on his own/Trumps' talent stacks).

That requires processing. I don't see why it would be extremely fast.
Reading/processing information is easy to parallelise. You can read each chapter of an electronic book simultaniously, for example.

Also, in computing, the bottleneck is usually memory reading/writing, not processing. Personally I believe this is (one of) the reason(s) humans need to sleep, because we process information during the day that needs to be transfered from the RAM to the long-term memory. Symptoms of sleep deprivation seem to support this.

Is there anything in the comic that indicates extreme learning ability?
No, but there is also nothing that indicates ambition for anything other than being a lazy hipster.

Austin Lopez
Austin Lopez

Not to the same degree you don't. Needing to pull up your phone to flip through several folders or webpages during a conversation or task is very clunky.
Sure, but "X is less clunky" is not a superpower.
Scalable because of parallellisation and hardware upgrades, combinable because skills can be combined to form a useful talent stack (for examples, see Scott Adams' writings on his own/Trumps' talent stacks).
Do you have any experience with parallellisation? It's not trivial. Many things are hard to parallellize, or even impossible. You can actually reasonably model the problems with computer parallellisation using human intelligence. Twice the computers/threads doesn't usually make things twice as fast for the same reason that having two people work on a problem doesn't usually allow it to be solved twice as fast. Properly using parallellization is a very hard problem.
"Hardware upgrades" assumes that better hardware is available in the first place.
Reading/processing information is easy to parallelise. You can read each chapter of an electronic book simultaniously, for example.
Only if the integration of new information can be parallellized. You're making huge assumptions about the structure of their memory. It's easy to parallellize on a classical computer system, but it appears to be impossible to parallellize in a human brain. It's probable that AGI will resemble human brains more than it will resemble classical computer systems.
Also, in computing, the bottleneck is usually memory reading/writing, not processing.
It often is, but "usually" is a bit strong. It really depends on the task. It's not something you can assume transfers to the qualitatively different computing you might get in AGI.
Personally I believe this is (one of) the reason(s) humans need to sleep, because we process information during the day that needs to be transfered from the RAM to the long-term memory. Symptoms of sleep deprivation seem to support this.
Possibly (although RAM is not the right word here), but I don't see at all how that follows from memory access often being a bottleneck.

Jaxson Gray
Jaxson Gray

Sure, but "X is less clunky" is not a superpower.
Almost anything can be done with enough time. The ability of accurately answering questions in realtime distinguishes a professor of history from som random guy with google.

Do you have any experience with parallellisation?
Yes. I work as a theoretical physicist, and all my (heavy, TDSE propagation) calculations are in parallel.

It's not trivial.
Many things are hard to parallellize, or even impossible.
I don't know if it is that difficult, but you're right that a lot of things can't be parallelised. Some can, however, others can be split into subtasks. There are also different aspects of how you, say, answer a question that you might be able to ponder separately.

Twice the computers/threads doesn't usually make things twice as fast for the same reason that having two people work on a problem doesn't usually allow it to be solved twice as fast.
A few miliseconds of overhead is a small price to pay for being able to use ten different brains to consider three different aspects of how your answer to a question should be formed.

"Hardware upgrades" assumes that better hardware is available in the first place.
Yup. There's an upper limit, a significantly higher than in a human brain.

It's probable that AGI will resemble human brains more than it will resemble classical computer systems.
I don't know that the human brain being serial isn't just an inefficient byproduct of evolution. All I know about AI brains in QC is that they're quantum computers formed like crystals, or some similar hard sci-fi concept.

It often is, but "usually" is a bit strong. It really depends on the task.
Good point.

Possibly (although RAM is not the right word here), but I don't see at all how that follows from memory access often being a bottleneck.
Whatever you'd call human RAM. If writing to memory is slower than processing information, and you try to write memory realtime, you'd end up with a big backlog. My idea was that for this reason you'd write this backlog during sleep, when you're not recording a lot of new experiences. It was a digression anyways.

You can answer to this post, but for the sake of not derailing this thread even more than I already have I'll quit here.

Austin Smith
Austin Smith


ten different brains to consider three different aspects
*ten different aspects

Charles Martin
Charles Martin

The counter and cash register are lower than waist-height.

Maybe they could only afford a kiddies' My First Shop playset.

Hunter Lewis
Hunter Lewis

Almost anything can be done with enough time. The ability of accurately answering questions in realtime distinguishes a professor of history from som random guy with google.
An AI would be like a random guy who can use google really well.
I'd say that the distinguishing ability of a professor of history is not real-time access to raw facts, but a deep understanding of them that allows original reasoning. Otherwise you wouldn't need a professor for work that isn't realtime.
I don't know if it is that difficult, but you're right that a lot of things can't be parallelised. Some can, however, others can be split into subtasks. There are also different aspects of how you, say, answer a question that you might be able to ponder separately.
Pondering a question separately is something that might be done by humans by just adding an extra human to ponder that question.
Yup. There's an upper limit, a significantly higher than in a human brain.
Why would it be higher? So far, computer hardware is worse than brains at the tasks brains excel at. Brains are specialized, not slow.
I don't know that the human brain being serial isn't just an inefficient byproduct of evolution. All I know about AI brains in QC is that they're quantum computers formed like crystals, or some similar hard sci-fi concept.
It isn't really hard sci-fi, because it's just throwing the words out there without doing much with the meaning behind them. It's vague enough that it could reasonably require lots of serial processing.
Whatever you'd call human RAM. If writing to memory is slower than processing information, and you try to write memory realtime, you'd end up with a big backlog. My idea was that for this reason you'd write this backlog during sleep, when you're not recording a lot of new experiences. It was a digression anyways.
Right, I understand now.

Carson Perry
Carson Perry

The AI don't.
t. your ass

Nathan Morales
Nathan Morales

It isn't really hard sci-fi
I know, I was being sarcastic. Jeph calls it "Hard sci-fi".

Implying the AI are trying to hide their identities

Ethan Moore
Ethan Moore

Robot uprising

Matthew Davis
Matthew Davis

1%
30 000 000
America
You're off by an order of magnitude. But your point is still strong enough even with the lower number. 3 million in the U.S. isn't so many but it is when talking robots with essentially superhuman strength and knowledge who are, in the open, making worrying statements about displacing humans.

There is nothing stopping a sufficiently advanced AI to do manual labor while also doing advanced maths […]
Welcome to QC, where advanced artifical intelligence exists but the Core2 and other multi-threaded processors haven't been invented. I guess that's the year 2002 portion of this universe.

Justin Nguyen
Justin Nguyen

hatred level rising

Colton Lee
Colton Lee

Clit's hair grows a bit in each panel
Soon his hair will be as tall as menstro

Lincoln Taylor
Lincoln Taylor

Is clit now a lesbian, too? He needs to put on 150 lbs, tho.

William Barnes
William Barnes

That was bad.
I mean, I get she's supposed to be a total autist but damn. Why is Jeph so good in destroying characters?

Second one is A+

Jack Torres
Jack Torres

What is it with Jeph drawing Clairence with inflating/deflating tits?

Compare the following:
Here they're mostly shown like misquito bites or a bra stuffed with tissues.

Here they're enough to look pronounced in a jacket.

Clairence was never supposed to be a tranny, was he…?
He was originally just another lolsoquirky girl to join the hipster circle-flick, but some weirdos on his forums goaded and threatened Jeph enough to force what was once just Claire into trannydom, right?

Ryan Butler
Ryan Butler

Clairence was never supposed to be a tranny, was he…?
He was originally just another lolsoquirky girl to join the hipster circle-flick, but some weirdos on his forums goaded and threatened Jeph enough to force what was once just Claire into trannydom, right?
That's what I've beer saying ever since the Trappening, user. Welcome to the club.

Tyler Scott
Tyler Scott

I've seen the shitiest love triangles, but this is two-scoops level bad.

Also, after like a year, Jeph has finally re-linked to Alice Grove from the QC website. I guess he's really proud of that "plot twist" and wants to show the world.

Jaxon Nelson
Jaxon Nelson

If there was a webcomic Razzie Award for bad story writing, fucked up timing, static and lifeless page flow and characters talking via clichés, that would get the price

Jaxon Flores
Jaxon Flores

I'm not sure why anyone would want to date this autist. Even the most simple conversations seem *really* forced and difficult, and Clit must realize by now that there is no way he'll even be able to touch her arm, never mind anything else.

And if he even tried he'd just get a load of obsessive phone calls/texts from Fayniqua at the bakery, threatening him for daring to divert her "friend's" attention away from her, while she sexually harasses her co-workers.

All things considered, I suppose I can see the attraction - after a date with the tall retard, a self-destructive brother and the rest of the cast of fat, horrible dykes the autist must have been a shining light in the darkness of Clit's pointless existence.

Wyatt Johnson
Wyatt Johnson

I'm not sure why anyone would want to date this autist.

Probably just because he has no other better options available.

Nathaniel Russell
Nathaniel Russell

I'm not sure why anyone would want to date this autist.
The vain hope of one day resting his head between those magnificent T H I C C thunderthighs and basting his baby butter all over those glorious brown breasts?

Jacob Bailey
Jacob Bailey

Yeah, i clarified that in the end - considering his options, an old pig would look hot.

Given what the males are typically like in this stupid comic, I'm not sure he would ever even imagine that - the thoughts alone would be so incredibly sexist, the blood would be running too much to his face for him to get hard.

Isaac Barnes
Isaac Barnes

And you thought yesterday's strip was bad.

The worst part is that Twitter, the forum, and Reddit are probably currently gushing over how organic, realistic, and romantc this robotic, alien courtship attempt is.

Jack Martin
Jack Martin

This sucks

Brody Scott
Brody Scott

This was supposed to be a bartender, someone that talks to people every day. I know she wasn't a typical one to begin with, but now she's just an autist. Another somewhat interesting character down the drain.

Aiden Perez
Aiden Perez

Iraqi Peppermint Patty with a Shotgun wouldn't've put up with this shit.

Matthew Collins
Matthew Collins

Jeph forgot she's supposed to be holding toilet paper. I'm actually surprised he hasn't forgotten about Clit's robot hand, again.

$10 says Monday's is a damage control strip where they explain why she wasn't holding the toilet paper.

Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson

How do we save her, Holla Forums?

Parker Thompson
Parker Thompson

She doesn't have to. She's with Steven and Hannelore Prime, off having legitimately interesting adventures.

Colton Carter
Colton Carter

Throw Jeph off a cliff and hope QC is picked up by someone who isn't as shit.

Xavier Bennett
Xavier Bennett

dem double dubs
CHECKED!

Alright, who here knows a good cliff in Canada?

Tyler Morales
Tyler Morales

I'm starting to wonder who the fuck employed IPP to work in a bar in the first place, and also leave a lethal weapon in the hands of such a person.

That was back when she actually was IPP, though.
Now, Peppermint Patty is not a good comparison at all.

Now that I think of it, she's more of a fucking AI than the actual AIs are - she's like Data trying to understand humour.

Ian Parker
Ian Parker

She's doomed.
But considering the cast is populated by a tranny fucker, a tranny, an ex alcoholic fat lesbian with Ptsd, a robot fat lesbian with ptsd, an anorexic autistic with obsessive-compulsive disorders, a tall autistic girl genius with the attention span of a goldfish and so on, IPP gets off lightly.

Isaiah Hughes
Isaiah Hughes

Clit is basically a lesbian now, too, just not a fat one. Yet.

Jace Foster
Jace Foster

It seems Jeph forgot bout the package of toilet paper rolls that IPP was carrying in the last couple of strips. I'm no expert in sequential art, but it seems like good practice to look at your previous page before starting a new one.

How do we save her, Holla Forums?
I think we already did. Back when Brown Frown was first introduced a lot of us found her to be sort of endearing, as Jeph seemed to have accidentally created an almost believable autist. I suspect that without even realizing it, we did something similar to the Dumbing of Age threads' attempt to save Mary. We produced OC and claimed IPP for ourselves. The empty husk which remained in QC quickly degenerated into the same lolsoquirkyXD pattern as the rest of the female cast.

Angel Rodriguez
Angel Rodriguez

I miss old IPP

Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson

1 year to the day

Benjamin Allen
Benjamin Allen

The fear of AIs is too much fear and focus around golem mythology and not enough around the classical. Gods made artificial humans out of clay all the time. You got Pandora being the worst case scenario, and even then she was still a good wife, and then you go Galatea on the other who is all sunshine and rainbows for being a wholly artificially created being given a breath of divine life.

Levi Williams
Levi Williams

focus on golem mythology
mfw the jews are so driven into our societal memes that their lore is corrupting our outlook on everything

Leo Edwards
Leo Edwards

eh, Jeph's every thought is fully kosher so it fits

Tyler Ward
Tyler Ward

With new characters Jeph really is sticking to a 100% lesbians with tattoos policy.

Michael Adams
Michael Adams

Constantly adding new characters because you can't into plot
Sad, jeph

Matthew Brown
Matthew Brown

A

Eli Mitchell
Eli Mitchell

Is this supposed to be Jeph's female self-insert?

Bentley Lee
Bentley Lee

Clairence covers that role already

David Wood
David Wood

Don't forget "with crippling mental issues that makes them unable to function in a normal enviroment"
It's like he has pattern

Austin Parker
Austin Parker

i feel like the goal he's shooting for is
if i could just be 10% joss whedon and 90% absolutely nothing, man that would be great
but he never rises to that 'lofty' height

Jeremiah Lee
Jeremiah Lee

Fucking hell

Jace Wilson
Jace Wilson

What a unique and interesting character design!

Zachary Thompson
Zachary Thompson

Bow tie guy is becoming too aware of the nonsensical universe he inhabits, shut it down.

Eli Barnes
Eli Barnes

Just keep drawing her in Nazi outfits, before long he will get triggered, and kill her off.

Jeremiah Green
Jeremiah Green

Why are "bad guys" in these sort of comics always so blatantly right? What will Jeph do to fuck him over?

Jayden Hernandez
Jayden Hernandez

Logic and reals before feels are some of the things Jeph's fans fear the most.

Jose Hall
Jose Hall

at least Jeph included some non-flat angles

Easton Adams
Easton Adams

So why am I supposed to hate this guy again?

Carter Reed
Carter Reed

He's a fucking white male.

Anthony Scott
Anthony Scott

wtf I like bowtie guy now
It's something I see a lot for some reason in movies and (especially) comics. Wether that's a reflection of the type of media I tend to find or it just being how things are trending in general, I'm not sure.
You can tell that the people behind the story are trying to make you hate the villians, but I can't help but like them a bit more because they're logical, and (usually) have some respectable goal. Or at the very least, you can understand why they do what they do better than you understand the main characters intentions.
Of course, for this comic, I ouright despise every character except the villian, because he's the only one who ever makes any damn sense. Plus trying to raise humanity and conquer the stars is always an admirable goal.

Carter Torres
Carter Torres

I'd assume that the author runs fully on 'feels' What is good is that which makes you feel happy. But there's still a part of his brain which is logical and understands reality. He just paints the thoughts that come from that place as evil and dark, so he channels it into his villains.

Isaiah Gutierrez
Isaiah Gutierrez

Believes in humanity and the drive for a higher goal
Is the villain
Incredible. Just incredible. I always suspected Jeph and his ilk reveled in their own weakness and hated strength, but here it is on full display for everyone to see. If you believe in your own species you're a villain. I ought to stab this faggot's hand for him.

Nolan Ross
Nolan Ross

What Jeph is trying to say that, even though the entire world lives in squalor, it's still the best because mommy Alice takes care of all of them, even though she's still corporeal and can tend to, at most, five people who are in the same place at the same time.

Don't let communists fool you, they all think the same. Papa Stalin will take care of us all.

Colton Turner
Colton Turner

in Gurren Lagann, Pudgy Suspenders would unambiguously be the hero

For goodness' sake, if you're going to have an antagonistic character whose philosophy is the pursuit of the strengthening and betterment of humanity, he ought to be presented as morally gray at worst. Especially when that character's plans do not, apparently, involve stepping on anyone's rights or otherwise being blatantly exploitative.

People who write/draw these sorts of comics have a very hard time conceiving of anything outside of their own experience, and in their day-to-day experience the people whom they are most frequently antagonized by are normal and well-adjusted.

Owen Edwards
Owen Edwards

It's ironic. You'd think people who both profess to be writers and empathetic would be experts at expressing other viewpoints. Instead, it's the other way around, as evidenced by every single throwaway user plot suggestion improving the lore.

Jack Nelson
Jack Nelson

Did this shitty story ever explain why the one kid looks like cat nightcrawler but his "sister" looks like a regular chick?

Joshua Barnes
Joshua Barnes

No, we just accept it by fiat, like everything else does in his "hard sci-fi" universes.

Brayden Clark
Brayden Clark

Has anyone noticed by now that the main character no longer really appears in his own damn comic. When was the last time we had a comic about Martin and his shenanigans?

Martin is now a side character in his own fucking comic. His tranny girlfriend and alcoholic roommate now have more screen time then he does.

Jaxon Cook
Jaxon Cook

Jeph boxed himself into a corner with the whole Marten X tranny thing. He didn't even want to do it; Jeph wanted to hook him up with Emily and have zany lolrandum escapades. But the masses demanded tranny and so it happened. But Jeph proclaimed adamantly that he would never use Clarence's tranny status as a source of drama so no possible character development or even regular interaction can happen because even benign things can be taken as bigotry; you know how these people operate.

This also sidelined Emily because she no longer has a purpose. Her entire existence was to be an "accidentally in love" partner for Marten. Not that QC was super focused even back then but it's lost even less so. Since then Jeph's been jumping from one half-assed plot line to another in a search for a new main focus. But he can't commit to anything so this comic is permanently in limbo. And he makes six figures off it for some reason, a hipster version of Garfield with even worse jokes.

Adam Morris
Adam Morris

Maybe it's a "sister" more like you would see in an anime, where the characters aren't related but they grew up together? I don't read that shit "sci-fi" comic so I don't know.

Gabriel Myers
Gabriel Myers

But he just promised to even out the gender imbalance (there are no "male" humanoid robots).

Also, my bet is she'll get a long-sleeved shirt or jacket so he doesn't have to draw her tattoos.

This guy is the villain for some reason?

I checked the reddit to find out why. It's posted with the title
>I mean, he’s not wrong, aside from all the murders and gendered slurs
so is not far off. What murders, by the way?

They have access to nigh-infinite genetic modifications.

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

What murders
This one by proxy. I guess the rest are implied.

my bet is she'll get a long-sleeved shirt or jacket so he doesn't have to draw her tattoos.
This is like one of those bets where you still lose money even when you choose correctly.

Blake Howard
Blake Howard

I forgot how bad the MS Paint blood spatter was. It doesn't make sense at all and isn't even kind of consistent.

Sebastian Mitchell
Sebastian Mitchell

That wasn't him, it was Mr. Church. Also, it wasn't a murder, it was self defense.

First pic
Looking at the second panel, it appears that the pipe she used to hit him was straight — it's orthagonal to the normal of the skull, as if she hit him with a baseball bat. However, after having bent on impact, in the third panel, it appears to have bent forward.

Carter Johnson
Carter Johnson

He has to address every fallacy that exists in his comic via the bad guy, that way all criticism of his plot becomes associated with "agreeing with a terrible person" and therefore invalid.

Andrew Evans
Andrew Evans

That's something I don't really understand.
SJWs and the like keep bleating on and on about how oppressed trannies are, but don't you dare show it in your comic!

Yeah, the replies aren't too good.
No real answers, just some meandering and people expressing they don't like him… because.

That seems to be the extent of Jeph's character development; "This person is good/bad and you must dis/like them because story."

Like Bowtie is bad because he's supposed to be, despite trying to save the world. And Faye is one of the protagonists despite being an insufferable parasite.

Gavin Martinez
Gavin Martinez

I'm not saying you're wrong in this particular case, but there's nothing wrong with giving a villain a noble goal.

Leo Wood
Leo Wood

I think the issue is that so far the villain *only* has noble goals and isn't particularly villainous.

So far all that's happened is his goon crushed the shoulder of someone who was trying to sabotage their efforts (and they heal quickly anyway, so no harm done), and the goon then killed the bulldyke who got the first hit in by way of trying to kill him.
Which she certainly did - she didn't know what he was and just saw him as a large bodyguard- that metal pipe to the head would have killed anyone else, or at least cracked their skull.

Jayden Ward
Jayden Ward

SJW can't see art as an expression of real life. All art is propoganda that must reflect their utopian world.

Kayden Ortiz
Kayden Ortiz

Looks like someone hasn't heard of a little something called Social Realism.

Logan Phillips
Logan Phillips

have access to infinite genetic modifications
turn your body into a blue furry
But why? Why not turn yourself into a huge swole alpha? The kid must just be a fucking furfag

Xavier Hall
Xavier Hall

Why not turn yourself into a huge swole alpha?
Because masculinity is toxic.

The kid must just be a fucking furfag
Stop kinkshaming, you fucking shitlord.

Ian Price
Ian Price

But why? Why not turn yourself into a huge swole alpha? The kid must just be a fucking furfag

This is what tempers my enthusiasm for cybernetics and transhumanism. For every person who would apply that technology to tasteful and pleasant ends, there are a half-dozen depraved faggots who would transform themselves into /d/-tier fuckmonsters or neon fursonas.

Leo Hughes
Leo Hughes

But why? Why not turn yourself into a huge swole alpha? The kid must just be a fucking furfag
The in-universe explanation is that he didn't research anything at all about the humans of Earth , same deal with his sister. This carries insane implications about what human society is like up there, which I imagine is something like Eclipse Phase. Implications that are completely ignored in favor of lolrandumb quippy "humor", as per usual.

Jaxson Thompson
Jaxson Thompson

Even then it still looks flat.

Hudson Hall
Hudson Hall

Horrible coloring on tattoo lesbian.

Julian Taylor
Julian Taylor

You know, in spite of himself Jeph occasionally has a pretty funny joke. He should take the piss out of Clit more often. And every other "character" too.

Blake Lee
Blake Lee

I see. That's useful data.

That works. Now if only he'd revert her back to her original appearance instead of his "oops I made _ cuter" trend.

Xavier Kelly
Xavier Kelly

WHERE DID THE TOILET PAPER COME FROM

Carson Watson
Carson Watson

questionablecontent.net/comics/3494.png
You dumbfuck.

Lucas Powell
Lucas Powell

I think he's referring to this

Gabriel Jenkins
Gabriel Jenkins

Maybe it's Final Fantasy physics where there is a omnipresent invisible warehouse.

Gabriel Walker
Gabriel Walker

You mean that toilet paper that completely disappeared for the past 2 strips and then just materialized in panel 3 today? I see that Jeph went back and added it in to one of those comics at least.

Mason Edwards
Mason Edwards

Sure feels 1984 in here.

Nicholas Cox
Nicholas Cox

Panel 3
er, panel 4

Juan Kelly
Juan Kelly

No, Jeph just doesn't bother looking at the strip directly before the one he's currently drawing for continuity, so he makes glaring mistakes like this that he needs to hastily fix to try to save face.

Nolan Gray
Nolan Gray

I'm no writer/illustrator, but if I were, I think I'd have cheat sheets that described which characters are in the arc, what objects they're carrying, and especially temporary modifications (e.g. bruises, stains due to spills, tears) because I've spent decades viewing animated/illustrated media with horrible QA and continuity issues.

Carter Young
Carter Young

Don't you dare insult Jeph! He has a several weeks long buffer, you know.

Eli Johnson
Eli Johnson

In all fairness, I wouldn't want to look back at these if they were my handywork.

Charles Long
Charles Long

IPP has toilet paper in strip 3495. IPP has always had toilet paper in strip 3495.

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

Lincoln Garcia
Lincoln Garcia

Yes, that's why I keep returning to this clusterfuck.
I love to see how he comes up with nice ideas or interesting characters, just to butcher them with half-assed plot developement and worst writing than a 10 year old.
Hey, let's have the Singularity. But it won't changhe a thing
Hey, let's say that Martens mother is a world-class porn star. Then turn her in a Bisquit-cooking average mom
Hey, that nerd girl is a computer genius that comes up with dangerous and weird inventions. All we see is a yellow sweater.

Speaking of that, after it took 2 weeks for Menstro to put it on, where's it gone???

Hunter Ramirez
Hunter Ramirez

let's have the Singularity. But it won't changhe a thing
It's actually worse: the "singularity" has all the disadvantages of our society with the addition of a lazy, aristocratic, self-entitled, society-draining class of robots with tensions leading to (rightful) robo-bigotry.

Martens mother is a world-class porn star
The most fascinating aspect of this was Marten's and his mother's rationalizations that she was just a model despite her scenes involving other people and dildos. Been a while since I cracked open a Victoria's Secret but I'm pretty sure no angel had someone in a gimp mask shoving objects into her pussy.

Even if she was just a model it's kind of hard to say that her open, flirtatious, borderline incestuous behavior wasn't at all psychologically damaging. Then add Marten's flamboyantly gay father who owns a gay night (sex) club on top of that.

yellow sweater
I had to look up who you were talking about. This whole subplot was supposed to be about humanization and empathy and I had no idea Emily was involved. Great writing as usual Jeph.

Xavier Long
Xavier Long

The most fascinating aspect of this was Marten's and his mother's rationalizations that she was just a model despite her scenes involving other people and dildos.
Wha?

Luke Scott
Luke Scott

wordswordswordswords: the thread
You all have lived long enough to become the villain!

William Williams
William Williams

I assume user means the childhood photos of Marten with one of his mother's dildos.

Zachary Sullivan
Zachary Sullivan

Underrated post.

William Parker
William Parker

Jeph attempts shading but it looks like Clit had a tracheotomy.

Andrew James
Andrew James

holy shit is she a giantess from one of my weird sex fantasies

Alexander Thompson
Alexander Thompson

Even assuming that Clit is a manlet (and I can't recall be assed to look it up. She is what, a head and a half above him?

Jeph once again blows me away for all the wrong reasons.

Joseph Edwards
Joseph Edwards

Is Jeph seriously doing a love interest double parlay with Emily to Brun and then Brun to whoever this is?

Elijah Robinson
Elijah Robinson

Even making omits of this shit is giving me literal cancer
Why put in any effort at all into this

Easton Hughes
Easton Hughes

Clit's still sitting at a table. Not that any of the angles in this strip establish it. You can see the seat back peeking over his shoulder in the first couple panels.

Luke Thomas
Luke Thomas

Still a manlet.

Dominic Carter
Dominic Carter

clits omitted

Lucas Murphy
Lucas Murphy

I just noticed her hands say "heck yeah". What a lame thing to tattoo. $100 says Jeph fucks this up and her hands say different things (or nothing) every time he brings this character back.

Alexander Sullivan
Alexander Sullivan

That colourscheme is impressively ugly. Besides, every time I see the thumbnail I think she's wearing a bridal headdress. Also, notice that her fucking left-hand knuckles say "yeah". Let's watch out to see if we can spot the right hand at some point.

I hope Clinton gets good boy points for denegrating his masculinity.

Jaxon Adams
Jaxon Adams

You can already see the right hand:

Jaxon Butler
Jaxon Butler

H E C K
Y E A H
I'm sure she didn't at all regret that tattoo five minutes after leaving the parlor.

William Evans
William Evans

Jeph throwing in YET ANOTHER quirky gurrl character
Why

Leo Brown
Leo Brown

Going to a parlour and asking for it must have been great:
"You want "Heck" and "Yeah" across your knuckles? Well, no need to ask for ID - I can tell you're an adult by the language…"

Liam Robinson
Liam Robinson

Could take the chance to introduce nanobot infused tattoos that change color to show different words and images
LOL, her ink keeps changing! I'm so clever

I guarantee this is what will happen.

Evan Harris
Evan Harris

Jesus fucking christ, this is actually infuriating.

I think this is yet another act of virtue signalling and likely went through at least a dozen rewrites before Jeph came up with something he was sure wasn't sexist or objectifying or another few buzzwords.
It's like when Marten was declaring, with his eyes shut, "My tranny master is his own independent woman and can make his own decisions upon which I have no say :) "

And now we have Clit here, worrying that his base levels of physical attraction to the shit-loving autist are bad because they're natural human impulses upon seeing someone we find pleasing to the eye.

Maybe he'll think he's offending her if he even gets a hard-on that night.

I wouldn't be surprised if we actually see words like "objectifying" appear, real soon.

Angel Barnes
Angel Barnes

This is pure comedy gold.
See now, if someone made a paperback book out of all the funny edits to come out of this dismal comic, I'd pay good money for that.

Anthony Murphy
Anthony Murphy

Political commentary that I'd assume was intentionally ironic if coming from someone else.

Grayson Clark
Grayson Clark

Prepare.

Carter Watson
Carter Watson

I'd put money this is him just finding out about that Laci girl and her newfound pariah status from the SJW. It's infuriating how close he came to realization before slinking back, though.

Blake Russell
Blake Russell

Checked
also I wonder how long it will take him to figure out that the mentality of "but I'm a cis white dude is also contributing to the push towards the right.

Oh boy, I wonder how much more he can fuck up the lore of robots' bodies for the sake of his "aesthetic."

Hudson Carter
Hudson Carter

Jeph's already giving up on this character.

Jaxon Williams
Jaxon Williams

…and this bitch is one

Chase Evans
Chase Evans

She went from potentially amusing to a literal criminal in a single panel. Normally, this kind of reprehensible behavior would get people arrested, but this is QCville.

To be honest, I hope every scene she appears in revolves around her blatantly ripping off main cast members. I want to see the outrageous beta levels that Jeph will insist are "in character" for everyone.

Eli Ward
Eli Ward

So, Jeph's punishing Clit for even considering masculine behaviour?

I think Jeph's using him as a form of masochism.

Aiden Carter
Aiden Carter

It's amazing how a slight edit can completely change the tone of a panel.

Austin Young
Austin Young

Really simple. I should have thought of that. I was going to remove the sweat drops but didn't have a plan for the face.

Adam Barnes
Adam Barnes

You know, I saw her nose and only thought she *might* be a jew.

Well done, Jeph - finally you have a grasp of "show; don't tell."

Parker Wood
Parker Wood

Jeph requires an intervention to get him off Twitter.

Gabriel Allen
Gabriel Allen

This just in: Daily Stormer endorses QC as its official webcomic.

Justin Edwards
Justin Edwards

My word!
It's a hard life sitting in a chair and getting fat all day.
If only he had some sort of incentive to actually work on some of his creations… Say, a contract of some sort involving monthly monetary deposits?
Perhaps in return for regular updates on a comic of some sort? On the web?

Benjamin Roberts
Benjamin Roberts

Beats me. Go ask Alice, I guess.

I would have lost a bet predicting that Jeph would suffer the same fate as Spoony from That Guy With the Glasses. They basically do the same thing: make promises they can't fulfill and sit around all day posting on Twitter and playing video games while collecting six figure Patreon salaries. Granted Jeph is far more active than Spoony, but he's still far below the threshold where I'd expect the success that he has.

I mean the Angry Video Game Nerd got something like $80k for his movie, jack shit for Hollywood, a movie which he actually made, and people were on his ass about delivering it the whole time.

Jeph makes that in a few months, just needs to ink a few comics, and regresses from a twice per week pledge on which he's receiving a 333% overpay to three times per month–maybe. And his Patreon just grows.

Lucas Nguyen
Lucas Nguyen

You're correct, but all in all, Jeph is a small fry in the Patreon greed game. Have you seen Aaron Diaz?

Cooper Torres
Cooper Torres

Didn't he get half a million dollars to make a "volume 1" print edition for which he then double charged for? Now he releases, what, a strip per month or thereabouts?

Way better artist than Jeph, though I find his current style rigid and lifeless. It was more expressive years ago, even if technically worse. Maybe it's just my taste.

Chase Harris
Chase Harris

Its the way he renders it, its good and detailed but its not very emotional. All the cool colors also drain warmth, and percieved dynamism.

Jose Lee
Jose Lee

Yeah, exactly. It's also the poses. It reminds me of something like Miku Miku Dance or Poser where the models can bend in only so many positions. There just isn't fluidity, and it isn't detailed enough to escape the uncanny valley between illustration and realism.

Lincoln Miller
Lincoln Miller

Writing as shit as ever.

"[stuff looked up on wikipedia] and that's the main reason I won't join the evil guys who tried to kill me."

Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry

gumroad.com/l/dospatreon
one thousand dollars

Nathaniel Johnson
Nathaniel Johnson

Isn't aaron diaz that cucked faggot who hates entitled manbaby gamers?

Jonathan Reed
Jonathan Reed

Steven
Is this intentional or a typo? I can never tell with this guy.

Josiah Hill
Josiah Hill

It's been a long time since I last dipped a toe in the omit pool.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

Not bad. I think we have 3 part time omitters now.

Wyatt Collins
Wyatt Collins

I used to have the old copypasta detailing all the reasons why diaz is shit. Short answer is: he eats ketchup on steak. That's all you need to know

Nolan Lewis
Nolan Lewis

Is it Well Done as well?

Kayden Bailey
Kayden Bailey

Nah man I'm out, this garbage doesn't deserve any effort but that put into scorning it

Colton Mitchell
Colton Mitchell

beep boop I'm a robot
Have we reached peak humor? Will it ever get funnier than this?

Jack Gonzalez
Jack Gonzalez

he eats ketchup on steak

Henry Harris
Henry Harris

Who the hell says someone's name twice in a row like that?

Juan Flores
Juan Flores

Not using Doraface for the robot.

Ah, so close…

Kayden Brown
Kayden Brown

Diaz

I hardly ever get a chance to talk about this, but I actually loathe Diaz more than Jeph. While Diaz' work is technically much better than Handstab's, it also hits me much closer to home. "/fit/ cyborg tomboys" are my bread and butter, and I just can't get over how consistently Diaz fucks up all three of those words. It pains me on a much deeper level than QC. It hurts such that I gave up on even spite-reading it the way I've kept doing with Jeph's things.

Colton Collins
Colton Collins

those thighs
UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
THICCERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Bentley Russell
Bentley Russell

If I felt the need to commission you, where could I get you?

Ryder Reed
Ryder Reed

Diaz is a bigger tragedy than Jeph because he is actually talented.

If he checked his ego a bit, cut back on scientific nonsense words, and stopped trying to be artistic with his incomprehensible panel layout, we could have a good webcomic.

Nicholas Lee
Nicholas Lee

But he would still be a libshit ketchup on steak eating faggot

Chase Nguyen
Chase Nguyen

I'm not sure how to interpret that post. Is the "uh" an inarticulate expression of approval? Or is it an "uh, actually" kind of "uh", indicating dissatisfaction? I fear that I'm becoming out of touch with the hip lingo.

Enter the search terms "reina" and "cyborg" on DeviantArt. You'll find me pretty quick.

If he checked his ego a bit, cut back on scientific nonsense words, and stopped trying to be artistic with his incomprehensible panel layout, we could have a good webcomic.

A few years ago, maybe. From what I've seen of his more recent stuff, we're way beyond the point where he could fix himself and his comic that easily.

Joshua Davis
Joshua Davis

I'm not sure how to interpret that facial expression.

Jose Morgan
Jose Morgan

If he switched from "once a month maybe" to "twice a week", he could can his current comic and start from scratch without any complaints from his backers because they will be getting something instead of nothing.

Nathan Morgan
Nathan Morgan

It's that time again already?

Wyatt Hernandez
Wyatt Hernandez

Is it ever not time in that house?

Ryan Powell
Ryan Powell

we need to go deeper

Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly

I've not yet watched the recently-released Netflix adaptation of BLAME!, so I can't yet be sure about this, but that series also involves representatives of The Administration being manifested out of local matter in order to communicate with the protagonists. I have a sneaking suspicion that this new character would not exist had the BLAME! movie not been released a couple weeks back.

Gabriel Watson
Gabriel Watson

In any other comic this could have been an awesome character intro. But of course, it's Jeph.

Only someone like Jeph could display such a lack of an understanding of panels, action, flow. I'm not even an artist!

Hunter Cox
Hunter Cox

You can rest assured Jeph has watched it. Man does absolutely nothing but post on Twitter and watch Netflix. That's probably why Shelby looks so tortured all the time; Jeph doesn't even take her for a walk.

Hopefully they relocate at least. The gray wavy line background is hideous to look at, especially with Jeph's strict modular panel design and static perspective.

Luis Brown
Luis Brown

That's probably why Shelby looks so tortured all the time; Jeph doesn't even take her for a walk.
That, and all the anal rape.

Luke Collins
Luke Collins

I thought the blue lightblade was supposed to be sticking straight out from bowtie's chest.
What the hell's going on in the 3rd panel, then?

All the lines are completely off.

Kayden Martin
Kayden Martin

Jeph's boxed himself in: he needs to draw his characters straight on but can only draw a knife-like object in profile.

It's pretty funny, you'd think he'd be an expert in drawing knife-like objects.

All the lines are completely off.
This thread would explode if it were any other way.

Kayden Robinson
Kayden Robinson

top quality writing and layouts on this one

Colton Parker
Colton Parker

I thought it was established that the Praeses didn't have true intelligence. This seems to contradict that.

sit back and wait for customers.
I can tell Jeph has a lot of experience with startup companies.

Dominic Nguyen
Dominic Nguyen

Faye is a version of Jeph that didn't get lucky and stumble into being a millionaire. Pretty telling that the only idea is to set up a Facebook or Twitter page. Yeah, the Internet is important but it's only quasi-effective for local advertising unless you're a SEO master, which Faye isn't. She probably didn't even think of trying to get the place onto Google Maps so that it appears in GPS instructions when people look up local repair shops.

Liam Evans
Liam Evans

Or setting upp flyers in relevant places, such as the local AI Chassis shop or the local office of The National Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

David Harris
David Harris

Menstro now wears pants
He really did take her armour off just to make her easier to draw, didn't he? Now she's just another big fat female character, except she's red.

Samuel Martin
Samuel Martin

They should also visit local auto shops. If there really is a need for specialized robot repair in their area, then robots have probably been making do with automotive mechanics and their tools. Letting these shops know that a licensed shop exists that will absorb the weird requests that they stress over would be a godsend.

Ayden Cox
Ayden Cox

Gunnerkrigg Court is doing QC's kind of story much better than QC itself ever could. Embarassing.

Blake Cooper
Blake Cooper

Katerina Donlan brand robot waifus when?

Xavier Peterson
Xavier Peterson

Me again, god I miss the days when we had new GC porn every week.

Owen Diaz
Owen Diaz

There's no way Jeph would know this but auto shops can only do certain repairs as stipulated by their insurance policies. It's why large trucks & forklifts have their own repair places and part of the reason why repairs run so high despite the equipment not being as specialized as you might think.

Therefore it'd be a relief to move out of the gray area of after hours "personal" repairs done at the shop. Robots now have somewhere to go and well meaning repairmen don't have to risk their livelihood by trying to do the right thing.

Here we go again, instantly improving the lore with every user post.

panel 3
you will never see Jeph pull off perspective like this

Austin Fisher
Austin Fisher

Even Jeph agrees.

Cooper Carter
Cooper Carter

professional illustrator
for 15 years
still can't into layers

Connor Sanders
Connor Sanders

I've done this plenty of times, but it never takes more than a couple minutes to realize the mistake. As soon as you try to adjust your inked lines the fact that you're in the wrong layer becomes apparent. The only way to get deep enough into it that it would actually cause a setback is if Jeph virtually never adjusts or refines any line he lays down.

Jonathan Martinez
Jonathan Martinez

I'm pretty sure it's exactly as you describe. Jeph's sketch layer is not a reference but a placeholder where objects eventually go. Then he does his one-pass final over the rough. I think he's basically committed one (unconventional) drawing method to rote memory and that's all he can do.

Adrian Turner
Adrian Turner

Well, looks like I have to eat my words on this one. I just did get around to watching BLAME! it's a VERY loose adaptation of the first ~20 chapters of the manga, and the scene I was thinking of wasn't adapted into the film. Either the new character's entrance is coincidence, or the movie inspired Jeph to read go read the manga (in which case, good on him for reading something interesting and worthwhile, I guess?)

Bentley Anderson
Bentley Anderson

literally sits around all day feeling sorry for herself

Chase Jenkins
Chase Jenkins

I misread 'targeting' as 'training' and thought Jeph was basically implying Menstro was a comfort girl or something.

Lincoln Brooks
Lincoln Brooks

If Jeph had talent at subtle storytelling, that "could" have been a compelling reason as to why Menstro had her memories removed.
But then he might trigger his cashcows fans and lose his hipster welfare.

Hudson Reed
Hudson Reed

Perhaps they shouldn't have gotten rid of the only good bussinesswoman in the entire comic for doing absolutely nothing wrong what so ever.

Also,
SLUT SHAMING!

Landon White
Landon White

5th panel
Those fucking feet…
Christ, that looks awful.

Why the hell is Menstro wearing socks, anyway?
And it's just as well they apparently managed to find a store that caters to 7ft tall obese women to get those jeans.

As for today's strip, Faye says they're making the best robo-cock they can…
With riveted sheet steel and a grotesque, malformed glans (more insights into the wonderful, personal life of Jeph?), in a world of ergonomic bodyforms and muscle fibres generated from polymer baths, I don't see horrible, low-grade shit like that enticing anyone in.

Evan Ramirez
Evan Ramirez

I just noticed that Menstro's "undershirt" is discolored in #3&4.

Not that anything regarding her magically conjured wardrobe makes sense.

Easton Fisher
Easton Fisher

Where? I don't see it. It looks a bit darker, but I assume that's because they're outside.

Easton Lopez
Easton Lopez

You don't see it because he used the same color that he does for her skin instead of the deeper red that it's supposed to be.

Hudson Lewis
Hudson Lewis

Check out . She has her upper chest uncovered. Doesn't really make sense when comparing to the back, though.

Chase Bell
Chase Bell

professional illustrator
Professional clip art assembler more like.

Parker Long
Parker Long

The problem is Jeph that conflict is necessary to resolve real world problems. Constantly apologizing and walking on eggshells so as not to offend anybody is the polar opposite of adult like. It's infantile.

Jeph is like an American Jeremy Corbyn. If nukes were incoming instead of hitting the Mutually Assured Destruction button he'd post on Twitter about his desire to hug it all out. Electronically hug it out since there's no way he'd ever leave his house.

Lincoln Flores
Lincoln Flores

Business expert Jeph thinks hurling personal insults and denigrating revenue source is a persuasive strategy.

Jack Dorsey is a spineless SJW ideologue who has no idea how to run a social media company, but I still feel sorry for him for having to deal with these constantly whining assholes.

Jaxon Diaz
Jaxon Diaz

I like when people compare Gunnerkrigg to QC, because it's like beating a child and raping it

Dominic Thomas
Dominic Thomas

resolve conflict like adults

Kinda like when Jeph set up Pinkbot to be a punchbag since it was the worst, most evil robot ever purely because Jeph said it was, right?

And it got fucked up by a super AI over a non-conflict?

From that it looks like Jeph's ideal conflict resolution is "wait for someone else to come and solve all your problems for you, for free".

Yup, real mature.

Isaac Myers
Isaac Myers

I say this every time, but, man, I thought the last plot lines were bad. What I'd trade to have back the nonsensical story about the memories.

Jeremiah Murphy
Jeremiah Murphy

There is one thing I have learned in the past few years of watching Jeph and the glorious edits. And that is the handstabber will always exceed you anti-expectations.
Think of the most boring way to resolve drama, good ol' handstab will find a way to make it more boring or trite…

Robert Murphy
Robert Murphy

Why does her head keep morphing.
Also, what is wrong with her HANDS in panel 4.

Blake Adams
Blake Adams

In a few months, her head will be wider than it is tall.

Nolan Young
Nolan Young

why wait

Jonathan Moore
Jonathan Moore

Hanners has power plus privilege therefore she is a racist.

Nathan Miller
Nathan Miller

In a few months, her head will be wider than it is tall.
That's good, it'll match her body. :^)

Robert Nelson
Robert Nelson

I like how Jeph tried to use color to indicate tone, but it's weird when the contrast panels are literally sandwiched between larger panels with backgrounds.

Also, if she wanted to use her family's money to help them, the way to do it would be to ask her dad if she could have a server, start a message board for AIs to discuss things with each other, and slap the Union Robotics logo into all the ad space. It's pretty obvious that AIs communicate via the internet, but that there is no central place dedicated to their discussions.

If it takes off, she earns them a lot of publicity while proving to her parents that she can make money in the tech industry.

Cooper Watson
Cooper Watson

Faye running an imageboard for robots
what could possibly go wrong

Benjamin Myers
Benjamin Myers

s/Faye/Hanners
Misread at first.

Jeremiah Hernandez
Jeremiah Hernandez

Fay's head looks weird in that comic. Also, her perspecive doesn't make sense. She's in perfect profile, but the camera is tilted from slightly above.

Cameron Garcia
Cameron Garcia

white flight

Brandon Cook
Brandon Cook

People, we're about to fall off the bottom of the catalog. We need a new header and a new thread pronto!

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams

Did we use this one yet?

John Watson
John Watson

Chill dude, we've got at least ten hours. I was planning on using the one from .
I'll save that one for the future if that's alright.

Asher Brown
Asher Brown

Fay's facial expression in the fourth panel doesn't match the tone at all.

Carson Barnes
Carson Barnes

(SEKAI ICHI)
Fay's facial expression in the fourth panel doesn't match the tone at all.
Not to mention she's not looking at Hanners.

Cooper Gutierrez
Cooper Gutierrez

*not even looking at Hanners.

Liam Wright
Liam Wright

New bread

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