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Delivery, p6

September 13, 2017 by Tim


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foducool
foducool
4 years ago

I don’t see any flaws in that logic

Tobias
4 years ago

That’s just … ingenious.

RP
RP
4 years ago

I am surprised he did not compare it to Borderlands digistruct technology. I liked the way he stared at vendor for it to refill with new stuff in old strip.

Ashi
Ashi
4 years ago

You mean it’s NOT a replicator from Star Trek?

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago

To be honest, in a world where Ethan always resurrects and Lucas can conjure giant glowing death arrows, this logic makes sense.

Ghostforge
Ghostforge
4 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

agreed, given the “less than normal” aspect to Ethan’s life this line of reasoning *does* make a degree of sense. also, love the Dresden Files reference in your username 🙂

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago
Reply to  Ghostforge

From one fan to another, parkour!

Markas
Markas
4 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I’m pretty sure you’re just supposed to do parkour. Not yell it.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago
Reply to  Markas

Have I ever criticized your latin battle cries, Markas? No. Not once.

Nathan
Nathan
4 years ago
Reply to  Markas

Clearly you’ve never watched the office: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kvw2BPKjz0 !

Trapsin
Trapsin
4 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I think Ethan may have had this line of thought (or lack thereof) in the original comic, as well.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Trapsin

It’s Ethan.
His mind isn’t capable of having a line of thought OR a lack of a line of thought.
He’s already looking at something shiny…

djhash
4 years ago

Can we have a gif or a three panel with Scot’s last three facial expressions! I can use it to show people how I am reacting to their posts on twimblrbook!! twumblook? fumblritter?

M4Sharman
M4Sharman
4 years ago

Personally, I do not see the hate that this comic underwent, especially just before. Sure, it was full of cliches and Ethan was a bit of a Mary Sue, but many webcomics from when C.A.D first appeared had those too. The ending of the so-called ‘1.0’, however, seemed very rushed. Y’know, it suddenly turning out that Scott is essentially a mind-slave of the penguin and they both want to get rid of Microsoft and then they cut out a recurring character suddenly with no lead-up, or the fact that several characters just disappeared without a trace. And the ending did… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago
Reply to  M4Sharman

The Internet is a hate monster. Lots of people hanging out in specialized groups so narrow that when someone DOES pop up as the voice of reason, there’s a dozen other people shouting him or her down and patting themselves on the back for a job well done. The anonymity doesn’t help, either.

RP
RP
4 years ago
Reply to  M4Sharman

Actually, ending of vol 1 did not really specify Ethan died. Stuff happens when you enter time-dimension rift. He may be chilling in alternate universe.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago
Reply to  RP

An empty, purgatory-like environment in which the only gaming systems are the Virtual Boy, the game.com, and an Ouya.

Ironically, the only physical game availabe in said purgatory is Daikatana.

Hilarity ensues.

Him.
Him.
4 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

A virtualboy or a visualboy advance?
Because the later means…
*10 centuries later *
I HAVE DONE IT!
I have beaten Final Fantasy V with EVERY CLASS COMBINATION!
EVERY CLASS!
On the other hand, the closest thing you get to a good shooter is the side scroller Metroid… (though I think there was another one, but I can’t remember it’s name)

no
no
4 years ago
Reply to  RP
Goshii
Goshii
4 years ago
Reply to  M4Sharman

I think the biggest hate against CAD/Tim stemmed from the early years when CAD was a “Penny Arcade Ripoff” because it was about two gamers, and then the feud between Tim and Kurtz who was the “god of webcomics” Since PVP started as a print comic before a web comic. Then the fact that people called Tim a lazy hack because he didn’t draw each panel individually but copy and pasted predrawn pieces, which is a stupid argument because I always felt Tim’s strength lied in his writing and characters and not the art myself. And of course there is… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago
Reply to  Goshii

“Then the fact that people called Tim a lazy hack because he didn’t draw each panel individually but copy and pasted predrawn pieces, which is a stupid argument”

I always thought that this was the dumbest argument. At the time, arguably one of the most popular video game Web comics was 8-Bit Theater. What, did people think that Brian Clevinger drew those sprites by hand each week, pixel by pixel?

Goshii
Goshii
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Thanks for the insight into your process way back when Tim. I still hate the fact that you were vilified by the PA and PVP guys and fanbase though. I remember reading this one comic back in the day that involved space pandas that basically said that the entire “feud” between you and them was completely stupid and everyone should just STFU and get on with their lives with the last arc of that comic. I am glad you have gotten back to Ethan & Co. though, I missed the antics, even if they are a lot more laid back.… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

And thanks to this comment, I just got stuck re-reading old CAD for about a half hour rather than do the coursework I’m supposed to be doing. 😀

Oh, Rupert. We mourn your loss, but rejoice in the fruit salad you have left behind.

Bill Silvia (The Man in Black)

I love how more or less every line of this was predicted by readers a few strips ago. This was probably already written and drawn, of course.

IronFox
IronFox
4 years ago

The really funny/unsettling detail here is that Ethan thought he was using black magic and/or the souls of children, and (apparently) just kept going. Because, you know, a personal toothpaste tube squeezer is kinda more important than some kid keeping their soul.