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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
Matt
10 months ago

Have a good holiday.

foducool
foducool
10 months ago

taking this shit more seriously than covid

nealithi
nealithi
10 months ago
Reply to  foducool

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
21st Century Peon
10 months ago

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

Nocturnal
Nocturnal
10 months ago

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

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
10 months ago

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
Darkening
10 months ago

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

Pulse
Pulse
10 months ago

he even has blinders on. hes super serious.

Benjamin Schollnick
Benjamin Schollnick
10 months ago

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

Khaisz
Khaisz
10 months ago

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.

Dom
Dom
10 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Streaming the game?? Damn, that’s the weirdest flex I’ve heard in a while.

Kyle
Kyle
10 months ago

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!

BrasilianEngineer
BrasilianEngineer
10 months ago
Reply to  Tim

How dare you take care of your family instead of working! /s

Happy (day after) Thanksgiving! Hope you had a great day.

Dodgy
Dodgy
10 months ago
Reply to  Tim

To be honest, I thought “hey I forgot to view yesterday’s comic” this morning and checked in only to remember you took time off. Was really annoyed with it, thinking “how frickin’ hard is it to prepare a comic in advance?! This is just bad form!”. Took me a few moments and then reading your post above to realize what a selfish self-entitled dick I was for thinking like that. Ofcourse you deserve time off, this comic is a free service and if anything I should be thankful (see what I did there) for making this comic available -free of… Read more »

Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
10 months ago

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

Atros
Atros
10 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin Smith

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
TomB
10 months ago
Reply to  Atros

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
Herald
10 months ago

I miss the days where you explained this stuff.

SinfulKnight
SinfulKnight
10 months ago

Has someone been reading DCeased? lol

Yakumo
Yakumo
10 months ago

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

Austin Mills
Austin Mills
10 months ago

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

GamerLEN
GamerLEN
10 months ago

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
TomB
10 months ago
Reply to  GamerLEN

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

Pulse
Pulse
10 months ago
Reply to  TomB

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

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
10 months ago
Reply to  Pulse

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
Admiral Casual
10 months ago

Damn…. nice shot, Ethan

MRD
MRD
10 months ago

That’s remarkably good aim.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
10 months ago
Reply to  MRD

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
The rAt
10 months ago

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
Eldest Gruff
10 months ago
Reply to  The rAt

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
The rAt
10 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

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
Eldest Gruff
10 months ago
Reply to  The rAt

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 »