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Be Safe

November 25, 2020 by Tim

Likely going to be taking Thursday off for Thanksgiving, which means no comic for Friday.


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Matt
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Matt

Have a good holiday.

foducool
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foducool

taking this shit more seriously than covid

nealithi
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nealithi

Not to make light of Covid. But to Ethan it would be a very annoying respawn. But a spoiler stays with him.

21st Century Peon
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21st Century Peon

More importantly, he needs to turn key sounds off. Immediately.

Nocturnal
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Nocturnal

I couldn’t agree more, such an annoying sound that only draws attention to oneself.

no thanks nintendo
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no thanks nintendo

It’s so weird to have Cyberpunk 2077, a game releasing in 2021 at the earliest, in the same strip as Demon’s Souls, a game that released in 2009.

Darkening
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Darkening

I mean, a remake just came out for Demon Souls, I assume that’s what the poster is about, not the original.

Pulse
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Pulse

he even has blinders on. hes super serious.

Benjamin Schollnick
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Benjamin Schollnick

Did I miss something? It’s still *scheduled* for Dec 10th, 2020? Right?!?!?

Khaisz
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Khaisz

it’s still *scheduled* for Dec 10th, but Amazon a few days ago got stock in their warehouse, and then a day or 2 after that, someone managed to get their hands on a live copy.

Kyle
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Kyle

I’m use to you only missing one day a year for Christmas! I’m glad you are taking some time with your family. Have a great weekend!

Benjamin Smith
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Benjamin Smith

I seriously can’t believe people are already dropping spoilers. What are you doing with your life, Internet?

Atros
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Atros

Apparently the internet is streaming the most anticipated game of the year. Honestly not even mad, that’s got to be the most ingenious use of an early copy possible. Absolutely *everyone* interested who doesn’t care about spoilers will be watching you, talk about a popularity explosion.

TomB
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TomB

The issue is the bitching will probably begin… on the one hand, we’ll have all those who are never satisfied and on the other, all those rabidly loving the new stuff. I feel like Ethan but for different reasons. I hate the reviews that focus less on what’s there and more of how people feel about what is there which boil down to opinion-driven arguments. Me, I’ll wait six months. Any messed up stuff at launch will get handled. Hype will have gone goodbye. I’ll get a game, maybe even on sale, that’s all the awesome it can be without… Read more »

Herald
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Herald

I miss the days where you explained this stuff.

SinfulKnight
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SinfulKnight

Has someone been reading DCeased? lol

Yakumo
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Yakumo

Ah. Priorities. Good thing there is no pandemic in this story, that might actually make Lucas, the cool and calm, snap.

Austin Mills
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Austin Mills

Careful, Ethan! Last time you had those blinders on the whole world disappeared! XD

GamerLEN
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GamerLEN

I’m probably going to skip Cyberpunk at this rate. All the rage around the game has kinda killed the fun for me.

… that and Shadowlands. Blizz has renewed their lease on my soul.

TomB
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TomB

It’ll still be there 6 months later if you change your mind and cheaper.

Pulse
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Pulse

and bugfixed and a number of other launch issues that always show up.

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

With the way I play games, I’ll probably pick it up four years from now, bargain binned, having had all the spoilers leaked to me one way or another, and think, “huh, yeah, I can see why everyone was so excited for this back in the day.”

Admiral Casual
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Admiral Casual

Damn…. nice shot, Ethan

MRD
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MRD

That’s remarkably good aim.

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

That’s kinda what he does. Even though it’s not power-aided, he wouldn’t be much of a Batman-like if he couldnt hit a bullseye with accuracy.

The rAt
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The rAt

It’s a surreal thing seeing a reference to social distancing in a story that has otherwise not yet referenced COVID. Rightly setting aside the obvious question of “why would social distancing be a part of their vocabulary” as part of the suspension of disbelief, it reminds me that, right now, there is a way in which the science fiction world that Ethan/Lucas inhabit feels more “normal” and familiar than the world we live in right now. I’ve been experiencing that a lot recently with fiction, and it’s just odd. Like watch shows and being surprised at how close everyone is… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

There was ONCE a semi-reference, back when E3 was cancelled. I don’t think that ‘Covid’ was mentioned. Comments blew up huge, and again when Tim made a comic about two-point hospital, not even TRYING to make a statement about US healthcare. People attacking others left and right. I’m guessing, that because A&D inhabit a strange form of comic-book time, in which a month’s worth of time can take place in OUR year, but game and console releases happen mostly on-time with us, AND because of the huge issues and how polarizing Covid is in the states, Tim opted to make… Read more »

The rAt
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The rAt

Thank you for the insight – while I did not recall those particular creative decisions, they certainly make a lot of sense as reasons why COVID is not being mentioned overtly. However, the point I was trying (and perhaps failing?) to make was not one of criticism to Tim, or anyone else – right now COVID is a loaded topic and there’s a lot of ways to turn people off without intending to. I respect creative decisions to tackle it, omit it entirely and everywhere in between; it can’t be any easy call to make. Rather, I meant to convey… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Good point. In fact, it reminds me a bit of the old joke, once 45 took office, that The Onion was going out of business because it was impossible to write satire that topped the weirdness of daily life. When it comes.to creative writing, I tend to stick close to Chekhov – all things present in the story should serve the story, and additional unnecessary bits should be cut. Don’t make a promise to your reader you don’t intend to deliver on; if a gun is hanging above the hearth in Scene 1, it better have gone off by Scene… Read more »