09-01-12 Phone numbers and twitters

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Re: 09-01-12 Phone numbers and twitters

Post by Lighthawk » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:27 pm

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TheDude wrote:Teenage pregnancy isn't very common in industrialized nations - apart from the US.
what about that kid in the UK who became a GRANDfather at 29? :-o
You know, I think once you hit 29, you've well earned the right not to be referred to as "kid" anymore. :p
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Re: 09-01-12 Phone numbers and twitters

Post by Geeno » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:31 pm

When you're our age - 29 year olds ARE children. Either yours or your friends. LOL.
But seriously, yeah - old granddad isn't a "kid" anymore.
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Post by Ravenhull » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:33 pm

Folks, we are drifting off towards politics... and do we want that in this thread?
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Post by Geeno » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:35 pm

How so? We're talking about the empirical results of a policy adopted by many US school districts. <see my sig>
We're not trying to influence that policy.
I AM involved in several political blogs, that's where such debates MAY <damned unlikely> have an impact. On a web comic forum page? Please.

Just trying to explain things to the "foreigners" (non-US members).

I will not step on any posters defense of this policy, but people noted the statistical difference - I pointed out the policy difference.

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Post by Random Wanderer » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:06 pm

None of that is the point of this thread, however. The thread is about an update to the comic, which involves Kade making out, Twigget being airheaded, and Brooke being the voice of reason. Teen pregnancy rates in different countries are only slightly more relevant to that than the heat-death of the universe is.
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Re: 09-01-12 Phone numbers and twitters

Post by TheDude » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:10 pm

It's just that whenever the cast of the comic starts to show age typical behavior like kissing, there's someone crying out "oh no, teen pregnancy" - as if teens can't have sex without getting pregnant.
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Post by kitsune9tails » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:19 pm

I'm more interested in Kade's behavior, and the reasons therefore.

Seriously, is he in heat?

Ace did not 'switch teams' this quickly or enthusiastically, which seems borne out by the in-comic comments. Aside from the whole sub-discussion about which team is the 'correct' team for a heterosexual male who suddenly ends up in a female body :-\ And I might see this as just kitty hormones interacting with girl hormones, except that guy!Kade was at least restrained enough to seek out a closet (!) to do the making out in.

Twigget needs to get Ace and Kade together in a room to collect some kissing data! ;) :D

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Post by Geeno » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:22 pm

While posting consecutive replies is something of a faux pas, this posting is back on the webcomic track, and off the defensive track.

I have to say, the idea of Kade as the town bicycle (everyone gets a ride) is cracking me up. Is it possible for Kade to learn the error of her ways, or are her sex-kitten ways instinctive? -- rather like HIS tom-cat ways

Female cats like to "nest" with other females and so provide constant care for kittens (including nursing) while momma goes hunting. Is Kade cultivating girl friendships, it would be somewhat non-feline behavior, if not. Or does Ace count? He would certainly protect kittens, even if they weren't his; it's just his nature.

I still think Ace and Kade would be cute together, if, and only if, Ace could accept Kade's flirtatious nature with others. ... Rats, can't see my way to that.
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ETA: Ooh - looks like it wasn't consecutive after all.
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Post by Adamas » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:58 pm

I think since Kade has always seemed to listen to his instincts, it's not so surprising that something like this is happening. Meanwhile Ace seemed to resent his nature somewhat, what with hating his furry hands and all, that might have accounted for his slower changing.
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Post by IS_Wolf » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:03 pm

Artemisia wrote:
Wait, men actually talk to each other about guy stuff? I thought men just grunted at each other and communicated via well placed scratches. *Takes out note pad* Please, go on...there must be so much more information about men that would be useful to know :p
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Post by Count de Money » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:04 am

I hate to use derogatory terms for women who love freely, but Kadie-kins hits all of them at this point.

Prof. Twigitt so fits the definition of a mad scientist. She could probably tell you how to reanimate a corpse, complete with diagrams, but would be baffled if you asked her for relationship advice.

On the male-female sexuality spectrum, Kadie-kins is so far long on the female side, Brooke can barely see her tail lights. BTW, I think we can dispense with the male pronouns for Kadie-kins at this point.
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Post by Kradeiz » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:12 am

Yeah...I like Kade as a girl, but this now leaves EC with one really prominent male character in Ace. (I don't count Diodore because at this point he's more of a plot device than a flesh and blood character.) Don't get me wrong, I love the Cuties, but one guy and a bunch of girls is basically just harem anime, and that's been done to death.

I'm okay if Kade stays a chick, but then some more guys should be introduced to balance things out...maybe a zombie or a half-god son of Hades or something like that...half-god, lots of appeal there! :ymdevil:

As for Kade's flirty behaviour, he was always like that; the only reason he hid it more as a guy was because he was dating Layla and afraid of pissing her off, now that he's a lady and not attracted to chicks, that's not an issue.

It does raise an interesting question though: If instantaneous gender-swapping were possible, would the swapper keep their original sexual preference or be switched to that of their new sex? And what would happen if you were gay? ~X(

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Re: 09-01-12 Phone numbers and twitters

Post by Azrael » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:55 am

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There's always Bakertown from the PMS / VC comic as well.
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Post by mikbuster » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:25 am

Count de Money wrote:Prof. Twigitt so fits the definition of a mad scientist. She could probably tell you how to reanimate a corpse, complete with diagrams, but would be baffled if you asked her for relationship advice.
Start by laying body on slab. Insert long metal instrument with hook through nostrils...
Oh, you probably don't want the full instructions :p

They could just have teams within the school, depending on how big it is.
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Re: 09-01-12 Phone numbers and twitters

Post by Ravenhull » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:36 am

Azrael wrote:There's always Bakertown from the PMS / VC comic as well.
Part of me would love for the VC girls to find themselves neck deep around the EC crew. :ymdevil:
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