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    Default Re: Questionable Content XVII: "My Brain Is Trash And I Live On The Internet"

    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
    What's the point of a newsletter about a ferret in a hard-hat and safety vest if it doesn't include pictures, I ask you?

    Counterpoint: I wonder when Jeph will remember that Dora used to be a webmaster and run her own tech stuff - she fixed Pintsize once or twice and scratch-wrote the CoD website, for example? The whole "cloud storage!? bwuh!?" thing seems out of character for her.

    I'd also wonder if he remembers that Penny exists, and as assistant manager would probably be the one organising newsletters and spreadsheets and stuff, BUT to be honest Hannelore being overly organised and carefully arranging customers shouldn't be a surprise, that makes perfect sense for her. Confirmed: Penny eaten by Allosaurus.

    ...Maybe this is a power-play by Hannelore? She doesn't take over her mother's company and run the world, instead she starts her own business, beginning by usurping CoD from within and then going global?
    Jeph? Randomly forget things about his own work? Never. /s
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    Jeph? Randomly forget things about his own work? Never. /s
    I still get confused on re-reads when someone is missing glasses or gains lips for a page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morquard View Post
    And a list with customers prefered orders? Ok, I can see Hanners do that, but how is that useful for anyone else? I'd likely remember regulars and their orders by their face much faster than I'd remember their names.
    There's a decent chance the customers are actually listed as things like 'Smiley-face buttons jacket guy.' Hanners didn't say she had their names on there, just 'our regulars and their usual orders.' A name would also be useful for knowing who to call for the drink, but that doesn't necessarily mean the name they're using is the customer's actual name (ref Bleminda... and it may be part of Coffee of Doom's 'quaint local charm' that being a regular there involves having the staff give you a spontaneous nickname.)
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    That's true, Pizza Girl works at COD, and is banging notorious supervillain The Poet. I forgot that

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    Default Re: Questionable Content XVII: "My Brain Is Trash And I Live On The Internet"

    I remember when Clinton was hot. He went through a genuine arc of personal growth, including changing his physical appearance and getting through the Brun's-home-burning-down crisis with confidence, responsibility and a cool demeanour that even Hannelore found platonically attractive not unlike a USB stick full of pictures of fire fighters.

    I miss that guy. It's a shame that he was vaporised by space aliens and replaced by the secret part-human, part-chittering-rodent clone that features in today's strip.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaFlipp View Post
    She didn't say "Cloud storage?! Bwuh?!" though. She said "We have cloud storage?" which implies she absolutely knows what it is, just not that there was any dedicated to CoD, which presumably Hanners set up and announced via the newsletter that Dora did not read (which I completely relate to, there's something about newsletters that makes me instinctively go "SPAM, DELETE NOW" even if it's a newsletter for something I should theoretically be keeping on top of).

    EDIT: Just re-read the comic and yeah, Hannelore did set it up, so Dora just didn't know about it because she wasn't reading the newsletter; there's no lack of tech savvy implied here.
    That's fair. I misunderstood confusion for bewilderment, and it does now read a lot closer to what you said than what I did.

    In a similar vein though, whatever happened to Dora the micromanager? The one who threatened a customer with a sword for having asked about her boyfriend, whose relationship ended because she was controlling and anxious, who went to see a therapist and was diagnosed with control issues? The last thing I remember about that was Tai complaining that she hadn't seen her therapist for a long time, after all - She's just okay with Hannelore setting up a newsletter about her baby, the coffee shop?
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    That's quite a post. The first half throwing crap at Jeph for still depicting the Clinton/Claire relationship they had when Claire was first introduced, and the second half throwing crap at him for having Dora ever get over any of her issues (issues which she was explicitly shown getting over).
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    In a similar vein though, whatever happened to Dora the micromanager? The one who threatened a customer with a sword for having asked about her boyfriend, whose relationship ended because she was controlling and anxious, who went to see a therapist and was diagnosed with control issues? The last thing I remember about that was Tai complaining that she hadn't seen her therapist for a long time, after all - She's just okay with Hannelore setting up a newsletter about her baby, the coffee shop?
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    I mean, its a newsletter, it has no actual bearing on the shop, so dora doesnt care about it. And while claire and clinton have grown a bit, they are still siblings with that classic sibling energy where they can go from full support to slap fight hissing in 5 minutes. That doesnt just go away when you graduate college or whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    I mean, they aren't behaving like adults. AT least not realistic adults? I don't know anyone with a master's degree who didn't start writing job applications half a year before they graduated and a good part of them never ended up in jobs their degree qualified them for anyway. (The pro move is to know academics who have open assistant or internship positions from the time you were writing your thesis with them.)
    I live in a college town. I promise you, Claire's behavior is entirely consistent with a fresh college graduate in a niche field.

    For that matter, my cousin is a librarian. She had to literally leave the country before she was able to start consistently finding jobs that would take her.
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