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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby furrykef on Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:40 pm

furrykef wrote:6) Umm... Miriam fills my head with dirty thoughts.


OK... now I'm a bit embarrassed to have been the only guy to say this. :P
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby rcmonroe on Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:05 pm

furrykef wrote:
furrykef wrote:6) Umm... Miriam fills my head with dirty thoughts.


OK... now I'm a bit embarrassed to have been the only guy to say this. :P


Well, if it’s any consolation… other people have expressed similar sentiments in e-mails, reviews, and conversations.
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby furrykef on Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:32 am

I can only imagine that some have done so in a way that's even less tactful, too. :lol:
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby rcmonroe on Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:15 am

Most people have been pretty tactful. Apparently I attract a rather cultured crowd. Go figure.
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby notthatguy on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:48 pm

1) NO not telling...but I'm a dad of 2.
2) See 1)
3) USA
4) Software Engineer
5) White Belt in Kendo...oh I thought you said Martial Arts status
6) Um...don't know what I'd say here...I'm an alcoholic who keeps it in check pretty well, an addictive personality in general...always manage to find something to excess in...kind of a sex addict but again not overly so, so compared to someone who's actually diagnosed as a sex addict I'm more like a...sex kitten?

Other than that, just a father, husband, and employee. I love life (generally), but I'm a space brain so I hate times when I have too many daily, mundane responsibilities. I'm kind of spiritually minded. I wish John had a spiritual discipline such as meditation or at least yoga or something. To me, that would make him more realistic as a character b/c everyone I've known who acts like him does something like that (I myself was heavily into that sort of stuff for nearly 10 years, which probably explains why I have known these types of people).

Thanks!

edit: sorry - I was being a smartass...for some reason I didn't think this thread was actually trying to establish demographics - perhaps I didn't read the original post before posting this. I'm 34 (birthdate 1974) and very happily married.
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby notthatguy on Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:07 pm

wow this is a crazy thread to read...being so busy with being husband and daddy I forget that there are so many different types of people in the world, outside my own little world. also it's way more mature here than other comic forums I've been to ...stuffy? hopefully not!

..but I mainly reposted to very much agree with one person who said keenspot forums are a mess...
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby deniseontherun on Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:27 am

I'm a 33 year old female, living in Wisconsin. Not married, because I can't marry another girl in this state. I'm a scientist, and webcomics are one of my secret pleasures. I enjoy this site, Sluggy, Questionable Content, Scary Go Round, Order of the Stick, Girls With Slingshots, others...I found this strip about a year ago by following a link, probably because of a picture of Miriam on it. I like strips that are well-written, plot driven, and regularly updated; "Out There" is excellent on all three points. Plus, being honest here, I'm a lesbian who likes looking at shapely cartoon ladies, and this strip does that in spades. Thank you, RC Monroe. I knew a girl like Miriam in college, and I miss her. I'm a flirt myself, but not in that league.
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby SabrinaMorgan on Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:55 am

I really wanna know…

1) Your age.
2) Your gender.
3) Where you live.
4) Your occupation.
5) Your marital status and/or whether you have children.
6) Whatever else you feel like telling me that may give me some insight on the type of person who reads Out There (e.g., hobbies, interests, aspirations, beliefs, etc.).


1) 25
2) Female... This is starting to feel like IRC, circa always.
3) East Coast US
4) Phone Sex Operator (yes, seriously)
5) Living with a partner / none without tails
6) Hobbies include poker (big surprise from an Out There reader), reading webcomics (favorites are Out There, Something Positive, Gunnerkrigg Court, Penny & Aggie, Questionable Content and Diesel Sweeties), spending my weekend nights working on my business and engaged in techie pursuits. Politically I'm a gun-toting capitalist liberal; spiritually I'm a Pagan who feels equally at home in anyone's house of worship; aspiration-wise I haven't given up the audacious goal of Making A Difference™. Until then I'm just trying to be happy and make those I care about fairly happy as well.

I'm pretty much the unsettling lovechild of Araceli and Rod. I've got her pining tendencies, alcohol snobbery and awkwardness with women and his sense of humor. People's first impression of me is always as either Miriam or Sherry; there's no middle ground until the fourth encounter. I spent a few years as a slightly more "active" version of John and appreciate the yin-yang duality of John and Miriam.

Every one of the characters reminds me of someone I've known, not just vaguely but so specifically that they elicit fond memories and ongoing concern, and that's a rare thing. And seconding the shapely cartoon ladies sentiment... a poster of Sherry would look quite fetching on my office wall. ;)
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby SaraSG1 on Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:27 pm

1) 22
2) Female
3) PA
4) Full time student/slacker
5) Single and no kids.
6) Hm. Well, I want to be a writer. The day job is going to be librarian, assuming that I ever manage to finish school. I'm an avid reader. Just finished a huge Agatha Christie stage where I devoured the Miss Marples (BEST. CHARACTER. EVER). I enjoy fan fiction, a little too much probably. Currently obsessed with the BBC show Merlin because it's hilarious and really really GAY. Also, been reading the comic for over a year, but finally registered because I was so excited about the comic for 1/23. Judging by the reactions on that thread, I think I'm the only one who is like "OMG YAY!" which... probably means there's something wrong with me, haha. :lol:
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby Fizzwhizz on Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:46 am

34, female and British. I was until recently a videogames journalist; now I'm riding out the recession in a dull but secure job working for the government. Married, no kids (ick), one cat. I am always surprised when people on these forums speak negatively about Miriam, I love her to bits and she reminds me of me and my friends. I've been reading OH since, ooh years, since before Miriam and John got to Portstown, and I can't remember how I found it in the first place (not much help for your marketing am I, sorry!). The other webcomics I read are the Noob, xkcd and Dilbert...haven't found any others yet that keep me hooked like OH, although back when it was still going I used to love Elf Only Inn. And I like graphic novels and, not surprisingly, videogames. Hope that all helps you RC :)
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby Serge Stiles on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:34 am

I just realized I hadn't done this yet, oops.

1) Your age. 21
2) Your gender. I'm a Serge.
3) Where you live. Vancouver, Washington. Technically, people just consider that Portland, Oregon, since it's so close.
4) Your occupation. On may way to figuring that out. On my own, I'm just a lone ol' artist and gamer.
5) Your marital status and/or whether you have children. Single, and I have no children.
6) Whatever else you feel like telling me that may give me some insight on the type of person who reads Out There. Well, let's see... Most of my life at this moment revolves around my cat, Pooky, and my best friend who lives much too far away. I love to play video games and watch movies and do arts of sorts. My heart aspires to be in the movie business so much. When I try to sit and think about "what I want to be," it always ends up being that - and of course that had to be the furthest thing possible away from what I am right now. I'll have to work out something until then. I love to listen to music, of course. My taste is all over the place. Some of my favourites are Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Simon & Garfunkel, Lordi, Wolfsheim, Michael Jackson, The 69 Eyes, Supertramp, Colin Hay, Shriekback, Vangelis, and a lot more. Movies? I couldn't even begin to start naming them. I also have made attractive men a hobby of mine. Yes indeed.

My cat is on my lap and he's almost 20 pounds and my leg is numb, woah.
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby YDG1964 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:04 am

1) 44 years old
2) Male (last time I checked)
3) Santa Fe, NM (the Land of Entrapment™)
4) Illustrator, Cartoonist (Hire me now!)
5) Not married, no kids I'm aware of
6) I appreciate a well written and drawn conventional comics strip. It's not an easy task to do daily. RC Monroe delivers a funny, engaging strip with appealing characters, witty dialogue and well drawn gorgeous girls AND he does it 6 days a week without fail. I further like how it's an adult strip that uses neither profanity or nudity to tell a mature story. I think that Out There could very well be the new Doonesbury

Being over 40, I'm no longer a "target audience" of any survey nor am I included in any "hot" demographic. Most surveys have no hope of accurately reflecting the staggering labyrinthine complexity of my decision making process and subsequent purchasing habits. This is further complicated by the fact that I'm frequently broke and have no purchasing power anyway :oops: Times that I'm not broke, I'd be inclined to buy a book collection like Out There 1 and Next Round as well as the upcoming third book this year. I would also buy a sandblasted Clayton beermug and a micro brewed Out There beer if they were available.

Please keep up the great work
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby MyrrDisparo on Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:01 pm

1) 22
2) Male
3) Gijón, North of Spain (mighty happy of that, actually)
4) Philosophy student and English teacher. I know, it's kind of crazy fighting for the two sides of the war, but that internet bill isn't gonna pay itself any time soon
5) Single, no children
6) Well, I like reading, I've had my dalliances on novel writing, the usual and hopeless pursue of a fulfilling career, my long periods of unrelenting daydreaming. You know, the works.
I don't really know why I started reading Out There, but I can tell you this: it was the final push that convinced me that shaving my head would probably be for the best. Looking good now!
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby furrykef on Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:49 am

MyrrDisparo wrote:3) Gijón, North of Spain (mighty happy of that, actually)


Even though nobody who doesn't speak Spanish is gonna pronounce the name properly? ;)

"Say, what's life like in gee-jone?"
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby MyrrDisparo on Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:39 am

furrykef wrote:Even though nobody who doesn't speak Spanish is gonna pronounce the name properly? ;)
"Say, what's life like in gee-jone?"

I figured, as long as I don't hear them saying it, it's alright. Way to prove me wrong, furrykef. I'm not a phonetic expert, so bear with me, but it's something like "Hee-hon", with a really short and emphasised o. It's not that hard!
Life's just peachy, by the way. Thanks!
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby furrykef on Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:15 am

It happens that I do speak Spanish, so I know how it's pronounced. ;) But now everyone else does too, hehe. BTW, the most common description of the Spanish G/J sound is like the "ch" in "loch", which I think is pretty accurate for most dialects (but I think many Spaniards pronounce it stronger than that).
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby MyrrDisparo on Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:37 am

furrykef wrote:BTW, the most common description of the Spanish G/J sound is like the "ch" in "loch", which I think is pretty accurate for most dialects (but I think many Spaniards pronounce it stronger than that).

Well, I didn't know that. Thing is, yeah, it's even stronger than that (except in Latin America, where people speak with a much softer accent. Personally, I find it cute), so I figured that the h would be an accurate enough phonetic representation. And now, back to the questions.
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby OzoneSama on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:01 am

1) 25
2) young man with long hair and no beard, so you may call me "Miss" by "miss-take" :)
3) a city in the center of France
4) ex-student, doing small jobs
5) single, no child
6) Was not very fond of the drawing style first (characters' heads make them looks like dolls to me) but it grew up on me because the story and the narrative style are very good. Thank you for your work and the time you dedicated to your readers, I hope to be able to read you for a long time.
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby toothpick19 on Fri May 15, 2009 2:57 pm

1) 22
2) Male
3) Torrance, CA
4) Security Officer
5) *Sigh* Single and HELL NO! Don't get me wrong, I love children, I can just never eat a whole one...
6) Poker is Fun, also board games are entertaining
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby michelxoxo on Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:47 am

Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)
by rcmonroe on Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:43 pm

I really wanna know…

1) Your age.
I am 39 years young

2) Your gender.
I am a Female with mixed race. Puerto Rican and Norweigan

3) Where you live.
I live in Bucks County, PA but I was raised in the ghetto of Trenton, New Jersey

4) Your occupation.
I work for the State of New Jersey; Division of Law and Public Safety.

5) Your marital status and/or whether you have children.
I am married (Unhappily) with 5 great kids. 3 are boys and 2 are girls. One son is in the navy and another son is at Temple University .

6) Whatever else you feel like telling me that may give me some insight on the type of person who reads Out There (e.g., hobbies, interests, aspirations, beliefs, etc.).

I found out there comic searching for shoes to purchase online. Miriam red hair was on an advertisement for the apple iphone. I recently dyed my hair red and thought "what's this" & "who is this? She looks like me?
I started reading the out there comic that day and never stopped. I connected with Miriam and Use to be alot like her. It took me two days to finish reading Out There, this happen in May of this year. I quickly became an "Out There" addicted. It's the only web-comic I read. The last and only comic, I was fond of was calvin and hobbes.
I love, LOve LOVE!! OUT THERE!. I am clinically depressed and I enjoy reading it everyday. I laugh hard all the time and find myself re-reading it over and over. :lol:. My only hobby is drinking a glass of red wine, and on occasion the whole bottle. :D
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby darkamnios on Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:47 pm

1) Your age.24
2) Your gender.Female
3) Where you live.US NJ
4) Your occupation.childcare
5) Your marital status and/or whether you have children.married, no children just furry pets
6) Whatever else you feel like telling me that may give me some insight on the type of person who reads Out There (e.g., hobbies, interests, aspirations, beliefs, etc.).Nanny during the day, photographer.. on the days off... Computers, Science,Cooking, and else

Anyhow, some random online comic got me here, and well good stuff :)
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby Obsidian_Stray on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:08 am

1) 24
2) Both, mostly male
3) California
4) Student under the Great One
5) I'm a little young for kids yet.
6) One day I will live in Sweden, among the godless communists.
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby BiBBi83 on Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:37 am

1) Your age. 27 (March 1983)
2) Your gender. Female
3) Where you live. Denmark. (Born and raised - never even been to an English-speaking part of the world, so please excuse any mistakes I might make.)
4) Your occupation. Teacher, singer, artist. (I teach music, languages, religion and history.)
5) Your marital status and/or whether you have children. Married, no kids.
6) Whatever else you feel like telling me that may give me some insight on the type of person who reads Out There (e.g., hobbies, interests, aspirations, beliefs, etc.).
Uhm, lotsa hobbies: music, gaming, manga, comics in general, singing, drawing, painting, playing the piano (poorly) and websurfing. I'm all about family, relaxing and having fun. We have a cat, Jazz, who's our "kid" these years. Oh, and I'm an atheist and a socialist. And ofc I love Out There! I read about 25 webcomics, and OT is definitely in my top 3.
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby Alas on Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:54 am

1). 28.
2). Female. I relate closely to the female characters - still trying to work out the intricacies of this "life" thing, being able to say it's a "decade" since school...
3). Wales, UK.
4). Debt collector for Revenue & Customs. (Not sure if that translates easily. I believe in the US you call it the IRS?)
5). Live with my boyfriend. One son (7 years) from a previous relationship. Great, now I sound like a less responsible version of Miriam.
6). Hobbies & interests... I spend a lot of time on the internet. It feeds my avid desire to read, and is cheap. I can even pretend it's sociable. I read books. I do puzzles. I go to the cinema with friends a lot, dragging my son along if he can scrape through the film's rating. Aspirations... I try not to do any vacuuming if I can help it. Beliefs... none really. If I go and stand on a mountain with an amazing view, I feel all warm and fuzzy.

I discovered Out There about 4 days ago, because Miriam seduced me from an advert with her... two lumps. When I was reading Two Lumps. Hey, just because I'm mostly straight doesn't mean I can't appreciate a well-drawn lady, right? I got completely sucked in, and I estimate I lost a good two days of my life catching up with the rest of you. Time well spent, thank you very much. Webcomics-wise, I read xkcd for the insightful simplicity, and I read Two Lumps because... I'm not sure really. It's fluffy and familiar.

I love the comic because it's so true. Painfully so at times, because I firstly identified with Miriam. I'd probably still be like that if I didn't have a kid. I can still be like that when I've got a babysitter but I don't find it as much fun as it used to be... so maybe I identify a bit more with Sherry now. Either way, I should probably drink and smoke less. You do know that if this were televised, you'd probably have to give Miriam liver disease or lung cancer or both, by law, so we don't all follow her example? It's refreshing to see characters with bad habits that don't have to get them "fixed" within a couple of episodes.

(As a side note, I would say that if nothing else can be gleaned from this topic, it shows that most of your readers have no kids, and some even need to express their disgust at the idea of spawning sprogs. Quite a few "Eww"s and "Ick"s. Speaking from the minority, I'd just like to provide a bit of balance and say that kids don't have to be nauseating - as long as you clean their cage out every couple of weeks they're really no trouble at all. If you train them to do simple tricks they can even be a moneyspinner.)
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Re: Who Are You? (Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo)

Postby soopergrape on Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:04 am

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Extremely married, 3
Currently I'm trying to figure out how to get the Postal Service to decide what it wants to be when it grows up. (It's NOT about moving pieces of paper.) Also working on a prototype appliance for maintenance of medical equipment for home use. When I told my daughter was looking for some kind of logic control board for the thing she said: "You know, I have SEVEN of those!" She's artistic like that. (onecoldhand.com) I think I was pulled in from a revue of Out There on stumbleupon. Driving past someone on the road and turning around and going back (and kicking yourself all the way) is something I have done-multiple times. I'm an ex-Mensan who technically "completed" Script-Frenzy-even though I still haven't finished the script two years later (I was told I want too much control. Maybe it will be a book?) I'm trying to figure out what i want to be when I grow up as well-hopefully I will by the time I retire.
By the way, what is that peeking out of the waistband of the "Want a Lick?" girl? She gets me anyway, like some kind of slightly alien jail bait. (You don't actually get old inside-you'll find out.)
I've been reading OT for about six days and I'm up to 3-31-2009. I like the subtle nuances that give the characters life. Ari looked so vulnerable and "little girl-ish" in one of the recent ones (for me) I wished I could give her a hug. The story line and dialog seems well thought out and intelligent. I was up in Pittsburgh last year and the city reminds me of some areas around there. I guess that's it.

OK rcmonroe, your turn-or point me to a link that tells about you.
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