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Breakfast, p6

September 27, 2019 by Tim

In case you’d forgotten.


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Merendel
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Merendel

Oh, Thats not good.

aaron Smith
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aaron Smith

eh so he kills ethan he wont stay dead. all we got to worry aboutt is him going after friends and he dont know that yet

crymblade
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crymblade

Keep calm and blame it on the lag

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

Ok, lets get this one in the store in actual poster size. 12″x18″ does not a poster make.

Him.
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Him.

Seconded, let’s get this poster.

NiteStick
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Leave it to the government to mess things up for the heroes!

Glaedien
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Glaedien

Oh. Oh no.

Kasaix
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Kasaix

I’m just glad to see new universe Zeke again. I’m still hoping for him to join Analog and D-Pad, get the previous universe gang together.

Scortch
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Scortch

That’s what I’ve been hoping for too.

Jacob
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Jacob

The food here is telling. He’s either not all machine, or we may see his creator soon.

Will B.
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Actually, I think the person in the chair isn’t Zeke. Zeke is somewhere in the back, the person in the chair is waking him up.

Saelora
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Saelora

Look carefully at the first panel again, specifically the chair.

Tonkin
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Tonkin

at least its not a penguin this time

Steve
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Steve

What is special about the chair? We do get a better glimpse at the villain behind the ninjas (we can see their skin tone, whereas in issue 1, I think we just saw a fuzzy outline of them), but I did not see anything special about the chair itself.

foducool
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foducool

OH MY GOD ALL OF THIS BECAUSE OF A DAMN PASTRY XD

Scortch
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Scortch

Ok, let’s be honest. Ethan has gotten himself on a lot more trouble over a lot less before.

myd
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myd

Oh, shit biscuits!

Kevin
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Kevin

No. Cronuffin

John
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John

Oh yes, I didnt remember 2 days ago but seeing this panel jogged my memory ๐Ÿ™‚ I was wondering back then when that would come back to bite him. I was wondering if the cliche kidnap the girlfriend would happen here (which would be funny due to her stance on heros and no the breakup) but with the breakup before he found Ethan that is less likely. Looking forward to their next encounter.

Vedrit
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Vedrit

We may still see a “Kidnap the ‘girlfriend'” scenario, which will be when Emily finds out why Ethan is passionate about heroes

Robert Bee
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Robert Bee

Incel confirmed

Robert
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Robert

Uh oh.

Hunter
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Hunter

Ah the delicious hypocrisy. For a person who wants to destroy technology they seem to have quite a nice setup. Bet he never has lag issues when playing online. ๐Ÿ˜›

Killiak
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Killiak

Maybe someone mocked him viciously after a round of LoL, and now he wants to tear it all down.

Stephen
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Stephen

No doubt he sees himself as being just the biggest victim of technological dependence. I suspect he is lonely and has limited social skills due to self-imposed isolation that that is enabled in part by technology. He probably sees himself as being just a particularly extreme example of a sickness that is plaguing the whole world.

ReyMonoArdilla
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ReyMonoArdilla

Heeeyyy! That’s not a light-hearted story about breakfast pastries!

James Rye
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James Rye

Well, there goes their apartment. Up in flames!

Alex
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Alex

Oh look is that sentient Xbox Robot.

Umbrella_merc
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Umbrella_merc

Sentient Xbox Robot is too long, lets shorten that to SeXbot for short.

SilverShadow4
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SilverShadow4

You are my kind of people lol

Ashi
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Ashi

And there’s XBot.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

Frankly I’m surprised Ethan didn’t have his prints in the Police database already

Jared Della Rocca
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Jared Della Rocca

Oh hellz yeah! This story was good and got GREAT

Leon
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Leon

Betrayed by a muffin…….

FITCamaro
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FITCamaro

Cronuffin.

Des
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Des

“Race”? Does the police in the US really put the race in people’s profiles?

Stephen
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Stephen

I’m not sure. However I think there are non-racist benefits related to doing so. Let’s say that you needed to issue a search warrant on this individual and not everyone had some sort of fancy phone system to display the image constantly. If you knew the guy you were looking for was a white male you would be a lot less likely to harass Elijah on the street.

Chris
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Chris

Of course they do.
“The suspect is a 5’9″ male, bald with brown eyes. Keep your eyes out.”
“What colour is his skin?”
“… I’m not sure how that’s relevant?”

Rachel
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Rachel

Due to sensitivity issues I think the actual term used is ethnicity. Although there are still physical descriptors like White, African, Hispanic, and Asian that are used.

Ocramot
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Ocramot

I don’t see how it is a discrimination, in this context. The colour of the skin is a distinguishing mark as much as the colour of the hair.

no thanks nintendo
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no thanks nintendo

Are you really such a snowflake that you can’t see how skin color is a useful piece of identifying information?

Him.
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Him.

Well…yes. Race is used to identify people because it’s one of the few traits that can’t be readily altered like eye color or hair color can. It’s also much easier to ask around for a “shady looking white guy with brown hair” than to say “shady looking brown haired guy”.
It CAN be used for discriminatory purposes, but for the most part race is used by legal records for non-racist reasons.

leduk
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leduk

well in france they does not so…

JackBean
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JackBean

Guarantee they do.
Criminal systems need to keep as much info as possible so they can be queried later
A witness sees a crime. Describes the mugger. One of the first things they do is query the police database to see if that description and crime matches the description. (6โ€™2โ€ Caucasian male known for mugging in Paris) then use that narrowed down list to see if the witness can pick someone out of photo array.

Chris
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Chris

lol yes they do.

leduk
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leduk

this is less chocking to me than shooting black people for nothing

JackBean
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JackBean

oops. Sorry wrong post

nealithi
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nealithi

I think race would have been listed as Caucasian. Not White. But same point.

JackBean
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JackBean

Call it whatever. Race. Ethnicity. Skin tone. Etc.

Sometimes officers, especially patrol, only have access to radio. Describing suspect (or victim) with ethnicity (or whatever) is useful Over voice

Who am I looking for?
5โ€™10โ€ male with glasses and short dark hair
Ummmm is it not PC to describe ethnicity or skin tone? Is he Caucasian? Etc. because there are like 10 men here wearing glasses

Stephen
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Stephen

Dun, dun, DUUUUUUN!

Erik B
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Erik B

Yeahhh….been wondering for a while when that controllerang would crop up making issues again.

Timothy
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Timothy

Iโ€™m the same age as Ethan?

Kevin
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Kevin

Question is how did he get a sample of Ethan’s fingerprints? Ethan always wears gloves when he’s in his super hero costume. Am I forgetting him grabbing something gloveless while in his costume?

Kevin
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Kevin

Ah, found it. Chapter 05.22 on January 19, 2018. Couple fingers of his glove were ripped back them.

Mr. Casual
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Mr. Casual

I saw the other poster as “HALP” for a second.

Vedrit
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Vedrit

I saw it as “HAL?”

Eldest Gruff
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Just when I think, “This is a really cool comedy filler bit that Tim was able to put together while recovering from the disaster at his house,” BAM, plot!

Very nicely done. And nice redirect. I thought that Zeke was going to try to do something with skin cells and DNA and stuff. Not simply watching for his prints to come up in the police’s database.

Charlie
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Charlie

Waaaait a minute. If charges weren’t pressed, why did he get finger printed?

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

The police have the RIGHT to take fingerprints when a person is formally charged with a crime, but it seems like prints are generally taken when a person is taken into custody. An individual has the right to request those prints be destroyed if they aren’t charged of something, or had been charged but were declared innocent.

Chances are, Ethan’s not savvy with the law, and if an officer asked for his prints, he likely complied.

Or, that answers the mystery of the Cronuffin.

Paradox
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Paradox

Depending on jurisdiction, even if found innocent or charges being dropped, the prints remain in the system

They are SUPPOSED to delete them within a certain time frame (which could be up to 6 months) but even if they were required to do so immediately, given the paperwork needed to formally let you go, and the whole bureaucracy thing, it’s probably gonna be a couple of weeks at least

Solokov
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Solokov

Oh damn. That was not where I was expecting things to go with those prints, but still damn cool way to tie that up.

Vedrit
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Vedrit

I knew that cronuffin was shady

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

I felt so sure that Creator must be a CAD 1.0 character, but looking at skin tone of the arm and hand, as well as his physique, I can’t think of any side or minor character who matches that.

And yeah, skin tone and weight are changeable things, but for a gamer, tan and heavy don’t normally go together. Tan implies ‘outdoors’ while heavy implies ‘indoors’, and from the look of it, Creator doesn’t get out much.

Mercury
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Mercury

Iโ€™m beginning to think that cronuffin was more trouble than itโ€™s worth

ShonaSoF
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ShonaSoF

Having flashbacks of that horrible reboot of ReBoot where evil hacker dude reactivates megabyte. However I’m sure this story will be much better than that!

Lilitha
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Lilitha

I wonder if I am the only one who thought he was shorter than that? Just shy of six feet tall.

Ash
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Ash

Eh. If I’ve learned anythig since moving down south, it’s that average height is very relative to location.
Back in CO (like 8 years ago), someone could be considered decently tall at 5′ 11″.
Down in FL, plenty of dudes easily hit 6′, and you’ll see a lot of 6′ 4″+ people around.

grahamf
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grahamf

Oh no, what’s the robot going to do? Kill him?

The rAt
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The rAt

I HAD forgotten. Thank you for the convenient link.

Total side note, but how great a twist would it be if Ethanโ€™s sister had his same super power? Just thought of that today.

Erik B
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Erik B

Chances are pretty slim, as she was not at the arcade station with Lucas and Ethan, when they got zapped and powerloaded. So unless she also had some freak incident where a videogame transferred powers into her, she probably did not get that power or any other. Sad truth is that she died, and thats all she wrote.

BakaGrappler
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BakaGrappler

The villain is a HALO fanboy? Makes complete sense.

Del Cox
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Del Cox

Well done. After dealing with an evening of pulling people over the coals for not paying a damn bit of attention to blatant details and common sense in an RP, seeing this kind of writing is relieving.

bobby
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bobby

Uh oh, we got Crocs over here. Gotta be bad news.

Joshua Goldmann
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Joshua Goldmann

No not his ex!

Scortch
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Scortch

I gotta say, this was not the direction o expected this to take.

Him.
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Him.

…X01?
Xbox 1?
Tim you sneaky bastard

Tonkin
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Tonkin

Time to teach a robot to love, or die trying, repeatedly…

heart zeke

Him.
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Him.

“I have you now Analog…friends…family…everyone who-
Wait a second. Family members dead or live too far away to target…not in an active relationship…only two friends, both of whom are probably in on the superhero racket…

What the – there’s hardly a single person in this entire web of people he’s interacted with that I could use for blackmail or a hostage situation of any kind! By virtue of having no social skills, he’s practically untouchable!

DAMN YOU ANALOG! FOILED AGAIN!”

Admiral Casual
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Admiral Casual

OH NO…. they fingerprinted him when he got pinched. Oh fuck fuck fucking MOTHER FUCK!!! DAMMIT, CRONUFFIN!!!

Gabriel Mayer
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So I really like what’s being attempted here, I think that this storyline could have some real possibilities if used correctly. So great job Tim! But I also really think that this was built up poorly. Like, Ethan and Lucas both know that Zeke has their names, but they don’t talk about it at all! I reread the analog and D-pad comics and the never mention it. Did I miss a comic where they talked about it?