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Coverage, p8

October 1, 2021 by Tim


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Tim
Tim
17 days ago

THIS is real friendship !

TomB
TomB
14 days ago
Reply to  Tim

You’ve all heard the old adage: ‘Friends help you move, best friends help you move bodies.’ A friend of mine and I were in a pub one day and this came up and he said ‘If either of us needed to move bodies and bury them in the woods at night, we both know the other one would be right there.’ After checking to ensure that this was a non-immanent scenario, I concurred. Real friends have your back. That can mean getting on your case if you aren’t respecting yourself or calling BS out when they see it. But they’ll… Read more »

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
17 days ago

A woman playing with the console at home? That’s clearly fiction!

Jokes aside, is a nice detail.

Towns
Towns
17 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

It really isn’t uncommon anymore. In fact its almost 50-50 now.
Go ahead, Google “how many gamers are women vs men”

Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson
16 days ago
Reply to  Towns

It is just typical misogyny, trying to pretend it is a ‘joke’. Sure they also tell rape ‘jokes’.

Last edited 16 days ago by Michael Anderson
Gonfrask
Gonfrask
16 days ago

I swear is a joke…if is understood other way I’m sorry and will delete the coment 😞
But really, I liked the detail of she playing with the console, not the classic reading a book or the kindle. If I or my girlfriend had a bay at job, we usually make a little trip to Pandora to break some heads or start killing zombies.

Last edited 16 days ago by Gonfrask
FITCamaro
FITCamaro
16 days ago

Seriously dude? If people can’t make jokes, then we might as well end it all.

Stein
Stein
16 days ago

oh stfu, it’s a joke.

Timmeh
Timmeh
16 days ago

Don’t worry, I don’t hate you. There are things that are god things to joke about and others that are harmful.

Misogyny is harmful in all forms. If your jokes only hurt those who have been historically disadvantaged, you need new material.

robloughrey
robloughrey
16 days ago
Reply to  Timmeh

Don’t make religious jokes please 🙂

G M
G M
15 days ago
Reply to  robloughrey

No one was talking about religion here, buddy why are you complicating matters?

Egasilon
Egasilon
15 days ago
Reply to  robloughrey

Why not? People make jokes about things that are bad, it’s called “dark humor”.

That being said, I think that when they said “ god things to joke about“, they meant ‘good things to joke about

Towns
Towns
16 days ago

Phew I kinda wanna see what your original post was to get you to -40 XD

TomB
TomB
14 days ago
Reply to  Towns

Is that because so few people can actually afford to game anymore? 🙂

(Yeah, I’ll send the dinosaurs out to chase you off my lawn…)

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
16 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I’m seeing this is growing. Please Tim, delete my comment and sorry for all this

Luc
Luc
16 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Just so you know, there’s nothing wrong with your comment haha. It’s the other guy who randomly decided to go way too far on what can be joked about, or whatever he was trying to say (I have no idea what he was trying to say).

Timmeh
Timmeh
16 days ago
Reply to  Luc

(Hint: he was saying that even if a comment is a joke, if it is harmful, it is not a good joke)

Luc
Luc
16 days ago
Reply to  Timmeh

Good thing the original post isn’t harmful haha. But yeah the guy a couple comments down went full on “harmful” for whatever reason.

Last edited 16 days ago by Luc
PC=PervasiveCancer
PC=PervasiveCancer
16 days ago
Reply to  Timmeh

The assertion you just made is “harmful” Timmeh. Jokes are the greatest force for ending racism, sexism, and bigotry in any form. As well as for bringing people together. Jokes allow us to talk about subjects that are difficult, and to take prejudices and stereotypes and laugh at how absurd they are. By laughing at things, we realize how ridiculous and unserious they really are, and find ourselves laughing at the same joke as someone who seems different from ourselves. Jokes give us the chance to laugh at others in a way that humanizes them, and to laugh at ourselves… Read more »

TomB
TomB
14 days ago

Like any issue that involves a deep wound, there is a time and a place where folk won’t be able to process anything said as funny and are further wounded. There is a time, perhaps down the road, where some humour can be useful. I think there are a lot of things in this world that leave deep, life long scars. In Canada right now, we’re wrestling with discovering what is now hundreds, but could be thousands, of kids buried at former residential schools for aboriginal people where the various Churches perpetrated cultural genocide and carried out draconian physical actions… Read more »

I read comics online
I read comics online
16 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I don’t know how it is possible to notice an almost invisible hard-to define console control and not the awesome mushroom pictures behind!!

Lily
Lily
16 days ago

I am not sure what sort of details she think she is going to get by putting herself in danger. Is she going to describe the little mouth hole things on it? Does that really add to the article in any meaningful way?

TomB
TomB
14 days ago
Reply to  Tim

Being a war correspondent (perhaps the best analogy to a super-hero/villain reporter) is a dangerous and difficult job. It leaves lasting scars. But someone needs to get the true picture, not from 10,000 km away, but right up and close so that truths may be recorded and to be known. There is a verity that comes from that close record and it can’t be faked by a chair-warmer back in an office. You see that when you read some opinion pieces where they clearly show an ignorance of the details of the real events.

Nono
Nono
16 days ago

For someone who only appeared in like one panel, I’m actually glad for the acknowledgement that Jackson does have writing chops and he’s not just where he is due to network favouritism. It’s still not great for Lilah, but it does make her career aspirations less hopeless since if it’s entirely network based and Jackson was a terrible writer, why would she even try?

nealithi
nealithi
16 days ago
Reply to  Nono

In that situation? Probably just optimism of youth.

dentris
dentris
16 days ago

Is that Lucas’s girlfriend in the original universe? But this time not faking her body shape? That would be a nice nod

Last edited 16 days ago by dentris
Tim
Tim
16 days ago
Reply to  dentris

Did they break up in the original series? I thought she dumped him because of Ethan

Leon
Leon
16 days ago
Reply to  dentris

No, it was Kate. Remember?

dentris
dentris
16 days ago
Reply to  Leon

I forgot her name and hoped it was Caroline. There goes my “brilliant” theory.

Tim
Tim
14 days ago
Reply to  Leon

I thought Kate was the name of the girl who was trying to rob Lucas and got the wrong guy?

Leon
Leon
14 days ago
Reply to  Tim

That was Emma

TomB
TomB
14 days ago
Reply to  Leon

Where’s the Dramatis Personae list when one needs it….

Aurican
Aurican
16 days ago

This story arc now passes the Bechdel test.

dentris
dentris
16 days ago
Reply to  Aurican

Well, no. They talk about Jackson, a male character.

Last edited 16 days ago by dentris
Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
16 days ago
Reply to  Aurican

It passed the test the moment that Captain Prime said “Sticky.”

That is, two named woman characters spoke to each other about something other than a man.

If we get her friend’s name, it’ll have passed when she was going up the stairs.

Timmeh
Timmeh
16 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I dunno. The “sticky” wasn’t much of a conversation. Like that is kinda being nitpicky and not being true to the original “rule” imo.

BUT it is interesting that I can’t remember another time that CAD has gotten close to passing the test.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
16 days ago
Reply to  Timmeh

Sure, but there was more involved in it. Question, answer, the look that passed between the two of them. Meaningful human interaction, is all.

Besides, it’s clear that “Lilah’s Friend” will be a recurring character and has a personality of her own, so it’s only on a technicality that it wasn’t passed earlier. Tim likes hanging onto names until they would pop up naturally.

EDIT: Didn’t realize that she had a name. Caroline. Dur, I should read.

Last edited 16 days ago by Eldest Gruff
Vukodlak
Vukodlak
15 days ago
Reply to  Timmeh

Prime also asked her if she was okay or in need of medical assistance. Then Lilah introduced herself and asked her question.
Furthermore Caroline was also who she was on the phone with in the preceding panels.

Jack0r
Jack0r
14 days ago
Reply to  Timmeh

The “sticky” might qualify, unless the Eldrich God was male. Then they’d be talking about at least the body fluid of a man.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
14 days ago
Reply to  Jack0r

According to Lovecraftian mythos, the elder gods are neither male nor female; they simply are. Attempting to define them in such mortal, biological terms is sure to send someone into a gibbering state of absolute madness and terror.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
16 days ago
Reply to  Aurican

I’m upvoting this comment because it taught me something I never knew existed.

Christopher
Christopher
16 days ago

I will admit, concerning dimensional portals leading to places of madness has me hoping for the impossible: A non-Canon meeting between Current Timeline Ethan and Previous Strip Ethan.

Mike
Mike
16 days ago
Reply to  Christopher

Not just previous strip Ethan but as originally drawn…. flat 2d less refined.

Of course previous strip Ethan would think that the chance meeting current Ethan as a Super was a fever dream from a 37 hours gaming marathon.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
14 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Only if they can also meet up with Sillies Ethan.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
16 days ago
Reply to  Christopher

I, too, find this VERY unlikely, but GOD would that be awesome…

Smith
Smith
16 days ago

Looking forward to the moment when she realizes she needs a story nobody else can possibly get. A story on two ‘nobody’ heroes. One that doesn’t stay dead…. who just happens to actually be telling the truth about who he is.

Simon Beech
Simon Beech
15 days ago

The changes in perspective in these panels are really clever. Loving the little viewpoint changes.

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
15 days ago

I like the touch of the Mario Mushroom paintings on the wall.