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August 19, 2019 by Tim


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Crestlinger
Crestlinger
2 years ago

Have to wonder how often this happens in reality. I mean you could start a whole other comic just from the mishaps of One misplaced profile or using the animaniacs good idea/bad idea style of showing how to use them.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
2 years ago

I love the character of Scott. I’m just glad that he’s developed so much from Scott 1.0. And I’m looking forward to seeing his own arc and growth over time.

Mousio
Mousio
2 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

You’re not alone pal☺
Now if we could find ted…
He’s a slippery fella, I tell ya😏

Arigas
Arigas
2 years ago
Reply to  Mousio

He’s under the box, I guarantee it!

Willaby Warhammer
Willaby Warhammer
2 years ago
Reply to  Arigas

Ted’s probably actually the one who replied with “I know, Scott” in the first panel

Resulli
Resulli
2 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Yeah, I like this new version of him so far. I stopped like the old version of Scott after he stopped being a cranky shut-in and was a puppet for the penguin’s world dominance. Kinda lost the edge for me after that.

Aceman67
Aceman67
2 years ago

It’s been two years (three on August 28th) since I lost my Fiancee to suicide, and I have absolutely no idea how to get back into the dating game. I’m still not over her, and I know that I never will be ‘completely’ over her either, but I can’t spend the rest of my life alone either. We both totally stumbled into the relationship without even looking for someone and it transitioned into the happiest two and half years of my life.

I totally get where both Ethan and Scott are coming from though.

Jon
Jon
2 years ago
Reply to  Aceman67

Hey man. I have gone through the same thing (November 31st, 2017) after being together for 5 years. All I can say is that therapy helps immensely and finding new hobbies really helped me. I spiraled hard for the first few months and moved back to my parents for a while as being at the condo was not good for me. After stabilizing and moving back, I threw everything out and started fresh and got into some new hobbies to get me out of the house. It helped that I have 2 dogs to keep me company (both were therapy… Read more »

The rAt
The rAt
2 years ago
Reply to  Jon

I know I don’t know either of you and I know the following sentiment doesn’t have much to do with the comic, but I’m rooting for the both of you. As of writing this, it looks like at least a combined 21 other people are, too.

I know the words of strangers are not much against life altering tribulations, but I hope there’s at least some small comfort to be had in knowing that there are folks on your side, even if there’s jack-all most of us can do to help.

Just Marty
Just Marty
2 years ago
Reply to  Aceman67

Something I had to come to terms with after my own loss was that it’s okay to be okay. A lot of folks find out you’re a widower and they treat you with a certain degree of… kid gloves it felt like. I used to find it very suffocating that new people you meet always think they can never measure up to a memory, or that they think you should always be hung up on your deceased lover, but my biggest advice is- It’s okay to move on. It’s okay to be okay. Most folks don’t get where I’m coming… Read more »

Just Marty
Just Marty
2 years ago
Reply to  Aceman67

I commented on this this morning and tried sharing my own experience on being a widower myself, and tried giving a bit of advice that has helped me and for whatever reason it was deleted. Was honestly looking to see if anything I said could’ve helped or just, anything.

That shit wasn’t easy to open up about or bring up, and whoever’s moderating this, fuck you.

Been reading this comic for what feels like a decade, and made sure to hit up patreon, but I’m fucking done.

Screw you dude. You clearly don’t need my views or patronage.

The rAt
The rAt
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

At the risk of being a total douche-bag, I feel like we should all cut Just Marty a little slack. Absolutely, that was an asshole, over-the-top post… IF you factor out that the original post was about losing a spouse. But in context – I dunno, man, the first time that hold-for-modiration voodoo hit a post I made, I’ll admit I thought I was being blocked and my reaction was less than savory. Sure, I did my research find out that what happened was totally reasonable. Sure, I didn’t make an angry post or threaten monetary retribution (admittedly, because I… Read more »

The rAt
The rAt
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

That’s a fair point, and it’s also true that as a society, it behooves us to learn how to take criticism when we fly off the handle. We all make mistakes and there is often vast, unexplored territory to be mined between the poles of destroying a person with no mercy and outright ignoring bad behavior. I get that middle ground is where you were at. And you’re right that you didn’t cross the line with your response. But for the rest of us, as anonymous internet strangers, it’s tempting to jump on the bandwagon and take valid criticism into… Read more »

Pyrodice
Pyrodice
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Randall Munroe dedicated an entire comic to how 10,000 people are learning a new thing every day. Some folks just don’t understand what moderation is, and it’s their first time.
Just something to consider.

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
2 years ago

*chokes* Okay, I laughed.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Did we previously know Scott was with Carlie? I must have missed a strip or two somewhere. Was he with her and hurt the night she died?

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve

We dont know the story, but she was alluded to once before.

Jack Bean
Jack Bean
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve

It’s been brought up before. But it’s been a while.
I can’t find the issue #.

BioYuGi
BioYuGi
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve

During the Thanksgiving comic: https://cad-comic.com/comic/home-cooked-p1/ , Lucas had made mention to Scott that it had been several years. At the time it seemed pretty obvious that he had lost a girlfriend. But this is the first I’ve seen that it was mentioned as being Carlie, specifically.

This also brings up the possibility that Scott wasn’t born a paraplegic, but that it happened due to the attack that killed Carlie.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago
Reply to  BioYuGi

That’s what I was wondering, BioYuGi. Explains why they’ve all stayed tight and why he’s so into making gadgets — maybe it’s *his* way of helping and doing something so nobody goes through what he did…

Bergioyn
Bergioyn
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve

I have absolutely no recollection of anyone named Carlie from the original run… Or any details. Could you elaborate a bit?

Him.
Him.
2 years ago
Reply to  Bergioyn

If I’m not mistaken, Carlie was Ethan’s sister. For reasons known as plot/rebooting, instead of a jackass Rory (who might still exist?) Ethan has a sister by the name of Carlie who got mugged and killed sometime well before E&L had powers.

Bergioyn
Bergioyn
2 years ago
Reply to  Him.

Oh, right. Completely forgot her name was carlie.

Bloomple
Bloomple
2 years ago

I don’t get the splitscreen part of the joke. I get what app he downloaded, just not what that specific part means.

Andrew
Andrew
2 years ago
Reply to  Bloomple

When doing co-op on games where you’re both on the same console, the TV screen would get split in half. One player got the top half and the other got the bottom half. Ethan is assuming that is what they are asking.

YSR
YSR
2 years ago
Reply to  Andrew

Fun fact: In this specific context there usually is even a third option called “Switch” which is a funny little coincidence with the console.

Mykolas
Mykolas
2 years ago
Reply to  Bloomple

Ethan is being an innocent snowflake and the only context he understands for Top and Bottom is the splitscreen from video games

leduk
leduk
2 years ago
Reply to  Mykolas

oh…thanks

CRN
CRN
2 years ago
Reply to  Mykolas

It makes me feel so old that stuff like this has been forgotten/never experienced. XD

Bergioyn
Bergioyn
2 years ago
Reply to  CRN

Indeed. Speaking of, there’s a huge flaw in the CTR remake – the splitscreen is vertical instead of horizontal.

James Rye
James Rye
2 years ago

So, did Ethan down load a gay dating App or am I misunderstanding this strip?

Lord Forrest
Lord Forrest
2 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

No, a BDSM one.

Goneril
Goneril
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Yep, it´s pretty core to it, having the top be the dominant partner and bottom the submissive one. I´d say the joke still works in that respect though : )

T. Homo
T. Homo
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

BDSM terminology is Dom/Sub and it’s really not to be conflated with top/bottom.
There are dom bottoms, sub tops, there are actually gay people with no interest in BDSM at all.

Lord Forrest
Lord Forrest
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Yeah, I completely forgot about that. Going to go with the fact that I had just woken up.

Edit: Was making Top and Bottom synonymous with Dom and Sub.

HonoredMule
HonoredMule
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

In BDSM culture, top/bottom are very common alternative terms for dominant/submissive. I’d wager the usage stems from common more generalized roots as they all share a common basic meaning within the context of relationships dating all the way back to when everyone assumed relationship meant man/woman and top/bottom respectively. The gay community may have used it first for all I know (being one of the first sexual sub-cultures needing such gender-neutral terms), but I suspect it’s more relevant in BDSM where top/bottom signify meaningful elements of both the relationship and the actual activities, but more generally (including homosexual couplings) not… Read more »

YSR
YSR
2 years ago
Reply to  HonoredMule

I can totally confirm that. And please do not forget about us “switches”.

marfar
marfar
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Top/Bottom is not often used in the BDSM terminology. It’s more of a gay terminology.

Also being it is early morning and my coffee hadn’t kicked in it took me way longer than it should have what you implying in the second paragraph above. Also makes the double date comic make a lot more sense now. Thank you.

Him.
Him.
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Can I just say that this is not where I expected this comment thread to go XD

DevilsReject97
DevilsReject97
2 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

Ethan downloaded Grinder, which is a gay app – because Lucas is gay in this comic. It’s absolutely hilarious.

As for top/bottom – it means which one is pitcher and which one is the catcher, generally. Most gay males are one or the other predominantly.

Andrew Wilkin
Andrew Wilkin
2 years ago

Is the Fire Emblem poster backwards for copyright purposes?

Yaroslav
Yaroslav
2 years ago
Reply to  Andrew Wilkin

It’s placed on a window, so it may simply be intended to be viewed from other side of that window

Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  Andrew Wilkin

It is backwards as you are looking at it from inside the store outwards. the poster is a window poster facing the outside.

sean
sean
2 years ago
Reply to  Andrew Wilkin

it’s on the window facing the people walking into the store. They are sitting behind the front register.

Ariane
Ariane
2 years ago
Reply to  Andrew Wilkin

I interpreted it as on a glass partition facing out into the store.

Leon
Leon
2 years ago

It’s better to have loved and lost…….

Doormaker
Doormaker
2 years ago

A quote by C.S.Lewis that I always liked, in that I take it to be a helpful reminder to accept the pain of various heartbreaks with what grace I can manage, and to try to stay sincere both to myself and others; “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the… Read more »

Twilight Faze
2 years ago

Strips like this are why I love this version of Scott. The 1.0 Scott was just a douche. This one is a gentle smartass, I really look forward to reading more of his background and how he joined the team. Probably a comic about that floating around somewhere, but still…

Him.
Him.
2 years ago

“I know, Scott…”
“Ted, if you don’t shut up and stay under the box, I’m going to take those cybernetic vocal chords and smash them to bits.”

Twopaw Tarnished-Silver
Twopaw Tarnished-Silver
2 years ago

My goodness, I am suitably impressed, specifically with Scott. He’s even learned how to laugh, and to smile, and honestly, since those Days of the Penguin. The classic RTFM ‘no tech noob bullshit’ person whose knowledge one respected but you secretly wished you’d never met every time you had to interact with them. That he has come this far since those days, thanks to himself as a character and you as a writer, Tim, is enough to move me very deeply. Thank you for that, Tim. It looks like his own internal-custom Linux OS flavour has gone through its own… Read more »

Spiderous
Spiderous
2 years ago

Oh! Ethan, never stop being you.

Javada
Javada
2 years ago

Wait … is Carlie Ethan’s sister? Has her name been said in the strip yet?

will
will
2 years ago

so…does Ethan game top or bottom screen? i feel he likes to make a anti cheating fort on the bottom with snacks but not positive.

will
will
2 years ago
Reply to  will

FYI i know his app is grindr but this is still important plot info to know!

Merendel
Merendel
2 years ago

ROFL. That moment when you realize you tried to download Tinder, and accidentally signed up for Grinder. Very much surprised pikachu face if you get the wrong one for your preferences.

MacLeod
MacLeod
2 years ago

This Scott is so much better than original Scott, I get that writing has improved and such but man.. i just ..really like this guy.