Monday 26 December 2016

S8.284 - The Cookie Crumbles

QSine is keeping a campaign promise. Incidentally, there was a holiday special on Dec 24, if you missed it. Or check out the “Do We Have a Square Here?” video directly. Funny enough, the comic (x, why?) used the same song for their 2016 Christmas Day parody.


(SIGN: Versine HQ. Free cookies.)
VERSINE: I don’t recognize QSine as president! We are going to protest until our voices are heard!
QARCSIN: QSine wants you to be minister of Public Services.
(Silent Beat Panel)
VERSINE: She’s ruined a perfectly good movement by listening.
QQUINN: Do we still get the free cookies?

Saturday 24 December 2016

Holiday Singalong 2016

“Madam President,” chorused both QT and Hyper, coming to attention as QSine entered their lab.

“At ease,” QSine said, gesturing uncomfortably. “I’m not a Transcendental Pi-Type Being.”

“I noticed,” Hyper remarked. “Seeing as we’re not four panelling today. Are we a serial again?”

“No. We’re a webcomic with curiosities,” QSine said. “The thing is, last summer’s ‘Cubic Formula Song’ just reached over 100 views on YouTube. To build on that, I’ve heard you do a traditional holiday singalong parody at Christmas.”

“Build on? Ha! My holiday statistics special from last year has merely 36 views,” ParaB remarked, her incorporeal form floating in through the wall. “And after two years, Expona’s ‘Polar Plot’ is only nudging past 80.”

“Oh.” QSine tugged on the waistband of her holiday sweater. “Well, never mind then.”

“Except maybe it’s not about views,” QT broke in. “It’s about coming together. And it’s about mathematical tradition. I mean, we’ve been going for over five years now - why stop in year six?”

“Because we’d have to pull things together in under a week?” Hyper remarked.

“My mornings are free,” QT insisted. “And I maybe have an idea.” She shuffled through some pages on the lab desk and handed a sheet to QSine. “Here, pose while holding this.”

QSine took the sheet. “How, this way?”

QT smiled. “Sure! In fact, if you can get our counterparts together, I think we can have an annual special after all. Blending both personification groups. Okay?”

“I hope you know what you’re doing,” ParaB said.

“Why do we have to cut these things so damn close?” Hyper sighed.

QSine simply smiled. As she was the new personification president, it would be no trouble getting the other functions to participate.


Monday 19 December 2016

S8.283 - My, Am I Vice

Yes, cabinet positions go to others who ran (or in ArcTan's case, for the write-in). Can anyone pinpoint good reasons for the choices? There was the "Bunny Ears Lawyer" gag from years ago.


QARCSIN: You still made Gamma foreign affairs minister?
QSINE: Spy or not, Gamma’s qualified.
QARCSIN: Expona for finance? Para for justice? Arctan for health? They’re not even in our Q-Continuum.
QSINE: We need that communication. The original ‘tans can keep us honest.
QARCSIN: Who will your Vice President be, Rhys?!
QSINE: No. You.
QARCSIN: Oh. I would be good at undoing your screwups.

Monday 12 December 2016

S8.282 - Hi Spy

I finished my NaNoWriMo yesterday, which resurrects Sine from “Sine Off” (Entry 177), in LGBTQ style. Coincidentally, as Sine’s counterpart here becomes President. Let me know if you have thoughts, or want to beta. Connected to the mouse rollover, Conspicuous Trenchcoat is a TV Tropes thing.


QSINE: According to records, Maud once spied on Taylor’s Polynomials. Then he spied on us.
QSINE: Gamma, I think you’re in a similar position. You’re observing here, on behalf of the more advanced relations.
GAMMA: True. Do you want me to be minister of foreign affairs?
QSINE: I want you to expose yourself.
GAMMA: Some can’t even deal with me being out of my closet.

Monday 5 December 2016

S8.281 - Score Board

There was apparently a record turnout in Austria for their vote yesterday. In my poll, I think Sine won by 2 votes. As to my "initial poll" referenced here, that was back in May with "Poll Dancing".


QSINE: Wait. I won? But polynomials beat trigonometry in the initial poll!
MAUD: That poll had 27 votes. This poll got 76. It’s all about turnout.
VERSINE: And me! Thank me!
QHYPER: Now you’ll have to assemble your cabinet.
QSINE: No. That joke’s too obvious.
QHYPER: (with cabinet materials) You take the high road. I went to Lowe’s.