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Brannigan, p11

December 21, 2022 by Tim

As an early Christmas present, I am going to give you the next two comics early. Friday’s comic will be posted tomorrow (Thursday), and Monday’s comic will be posted on Friday, to wrap up this chapter before the holiday. This means there will be no comic post on Monday, and then we’ll pick up the regular schedule again next Wednesday.


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Gonfrask
Gonfrask
9 months ago

We could think that this is exactly what Ethan was planning, to break Scott and make him help…but I can’t think Ethan being so manipulative…

7eggert
7eggert
9 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I’d think he “manipulated” himself into making the leap of faith and to start trusting Scott again.

Eric the White
Eric the White
9 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I don’t think its like that. They just worked things out between them incredibly well. If this was real life I’d be so proud of them I could burst.

Eric the White
Eric the White
9 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

How much to hire your companion mother?

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
9 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

No, I think this is actually a very “Moves in Straight Lines and Doesn’t Break For Yellow Lights” approach – maybe the alcohol is acting as a depressant and tamping down his usual hyperactive self

Daemone
Daemone
9 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Oh hi again, Mr Bot! You changed the copy, well done! But what ever happened to your Companion Mother? Is she still doing well?

Wait a minute, several WHOLE dollars? Gosh!

P2Mc28
P2Mc28
9 months ago
Reply to  Daemone

I’m sad. I thought I won against the bot; there were several days between posts and they gave me hope. Then disaster struck and something with the 2FA broke and now I’m completely locked out of the account I created in an attempt to stop it. So here, in the end, the bot defeated me, and it sullies my good username on this site. Oh well, I haven’t needed an account all this time – perhaps Tim will grant me a blessing and somehow block the username from being allowed on the site, so I don’t need to see it… Read more »

RblDiver
RblDiver
9 months ago

Two people being reasonable and coming to an understanding? Madness! What is this world coming to!

Peosea
Peosea
9 months ago
Reply to  RblDiver

Well, it’s a work of fiction so anything can happen

Nono
Nono
9 months ago
Reply to  RblDiver

The fight is still there, it’s just kinda on pause. They’ll need to revisit it again, and I don’t know how Zeke will feel about Ethan trying to do a mediation with its attempted murderer.

But hopefully when they come back to it, it’ll be less a fight, and more a… discussion.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
9 months ago
Reply to  Nono

Their*

Mr. Casual
Mr. Casual
9 months ago

It makes sense, actually. Even if it’s for different reasons, they both want to find him.

Colin
Colin
9 months ago

How does the title of this chapter (brannigan) fit in to the events of the title? Bit confused.

Fantastic writing however. Love it.

Thomas D
Thomas D
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brannigan

Brannigan can mean both

  1. A drinking spree
  2. A squabble

Both of which fits the chapter 🙂

StepGamer Dad
StepGamer Dad
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a brannigan is either A) a drinking spree, or B) a squabble.

This chapter is basically an alchohol induced argument, so the title seems quite fitting, imo.

Nightdagger
Nightdagger
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Brannigan is a term used for a big argument people have while drunk. It kind of fits, even if they’ve calmed down and are seeing more eye to eye now.

Pajuka
Pajuka
9 months ago
Reply to  Nightdagger

Plus we got two pages to go, and Ethan just made a huge ask. There’s a non zero chance the fight can restart.

Timmeh
Timmeh
9 months ago
Reply to  Pajuka

Random aside:

I hate the phrase “non zero chance”. i understand the concept. I use the concept. I get th math/theory/ideas and how it is a helpful phrase. I have a higher degree that uses this concept.

I hate the phrase, because my brain, even with all of that knowledge still shuts down for too long trying to parse through “non zero”.

Yes. This is a “me” problem. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

Cyrad
Cyrad
9 months ago

Even if they disagree about Zeke, it’s still in both their best interests to find him.

Arcslayer
Arcslayer
9 months ago

Huh, this does make this the best teamup to find Zeke. After the incident, Zeke would be motivated to make a completely secure location. If he was smart, any traps he’d set up would disable but in a city of supers, scaling them to normal humans would be difficult. Still, Scott is likely to take any competence from Zeke as justification that he’s right, and plan accordingly. There’s many paths here from Scott will apologizing, to Scott adding in fail-safes into any gadgets he gives the team. Either way this will be a fun ride.

Kat Gaea
Kat Gaea
9 months ago
Reply to  Arcslayer

I am hoping he has learnt from this all and won’t be adding in secret fail-safes. I may disagree with Scott but would respect he has learnt at least if he was like “Oh from now on all of your throwable controller things have emp grenades in them” and argued with the team about that, even if he made that contingent on his help in the future. But if Ethan finds out they have them in by ‘accident’. … I think that would break the team apart.

OneNeoEno
OneNeoEno
9 months ago

Is it me, or has this comic been archived as Ctrl Alt Del instead of Analog & D-Pad?

Verdiekus
Verdiekus
9 months ago

Woohoo! Reconciliation!

Mjolnir_Prime
Mjolnir_Prime
9 months ago

I know people have been saying this for a long while now, but man what a great chapter! I’m among the many that have followed CAD since the early years, and while the old timeline gave us lots of great moments, it’s wonderful to see just how well Tim’s writing and characterization have come. Keep it up!

Dagroth
Dagroth
9 months ago

This strip seems to be tagged as part of “Ctrl Alt Del” series, and not “Analog and D-Pad” (when I clicked “previous”, i got the “Unbaked” comic, and it’s showing in the “Ctrl Alt Del” archive).

Jack0r
Jack0r
9 months ago

Nice Christmas present! Thanks!

Jacob
Jacob
9 months ago

Enjoy your holiday , thanks for the increased upload schedule 🙂

Chris
Chris
9 months ago

Thanks Tim! Have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

HatchetMan
HatchetMan
9 months ago

I really like the line “I owed you this fight up front”. It’s poetic and I think it’s a good representation of the fact that while he does still believe himself to be right about Zeke, he can see that he, at the very least, went about this in the wrong way.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
9 months ago

Hmmm… Well done, Ethan. Call him out, make him understand your point of view, and get him on board! Now he just has to get Lucas on board (he’s already offered once) and they have a better chance. However if they do, Ethan is the only one that get approach him for obvious reasons. They never did find the master’s hideout, might be a case of the master’s offering to repair Zeke over Ethan’s friendship with Zeke. Will make a dramatic moment for sure.

ThatMageGuy
ThatMageGuy
9 months ago

What Scott doesn’t know is that Ethan quietly whispered the last two words.

“…as bait.”

ShadowFan
ShadowFan
9 months ago

What a phenomenal issue this has been so far. It’s real, it’s raw, and the writing is so strong. It feels like two people who are hurt, who lash out, and who have a fundamental disagreement… But not to the point of melodrama. It’s two friends–family, even– coming together in a place of fear and pain to realize that what scared them both most in the end was the thought they might lose one another’s trust and friendship. It’s good stuff. Great stuff. Possibly the best issue this entire webcomic has ever had in terms of writing and character development.… Read more »

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
9 months ago

Surely Scott can see that this is a good idea. A broken, potentially murderous ZK out there in the world isn’t good for anybody. He and Ethan can fight about what to do with ZK once they find them.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
9 months ago

That was genuinely a twist I wasn’t expecting

RiftWalker
RiftWalker
9 months ago

This story is fricking amazing! I never expected such introspection and downright drama. I tip my hat to you good sir!

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
9 months ago

Oh good! Despite the talking, I was worried one of them would blow up and end the friendship.

Also, Scott has a _really_ nice apartment.

Pyre
Pyre
9 months ago
Reply to  ShonaSoF

I admit that I figured on a 50/50 of that as well but, to quote Vin Diesel “Family”

leduk
leduk
9 months ago
Reply to  ShonaSoF

I was thinking the same. Is he rich or something?

Billy
Billy
9 months ago

Does anyone else feel like Scott running some form of location program on Zeke at Ethan’s behest may come across… badly? Like they’re trying to hunt him down to finish the job?

Fartsy
Fartsy
9 months ago

Glad that nobody got thrown through the window.