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Demolition, p10

June 14, 2019 by Tim

To be continued…!


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Andrew
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Andrew

Should’ve gone with the truth. Not the whole truth, but the truth.
“Hanging out with Lucas.”

EMMachine
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EMMachine

Yeah, “hanging out with Lucas somewhere” would have been a better answer.
This will get him in trouble.

Halosty
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Halosty

Yeah you gotta pre-plan your alibis. It’s perfectly reasonable for him to be hanging out with his best bud, even at odd hours. Plus, they *are* hanging out. Just not at either one’s place.

MisterWolfe
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MisterWolfe

yeahhhh… “Out with Lucas” would’ve been much safer. Maybe even “Mentoring a kid with Lucas.” But this…. no.

Marco
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Marco

Well, if we wanna get technical, only Ethan was “hanging out”. Lucas was just “flying out”.

Steve
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Steve

This is Ethan, if put on the spot he could mess up a PB&J.

Some guy
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Some guy

I never realized Lucas was Jewish

Rolando
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Rolando

Yeah, that’s been his last name since the very beginning, back in CAD 1.0.

Not that he ever showed the slightest cultural or religious aspects of the jews, but he wouldn’t be the first to just ignore those.

Erik B
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Erik B

You don’t need to practice Judaism to be Jewish. Jewish can reflect someone who practices Judaism, or just someone who was born to a Jewish family, whether or not they follow the religion.

So Lucas may not be “ignoring cultural or religious aspects of the Jews”, but rather may just have Jewish background. Maybe his parents practice, maybe only his grandparents do/did. Lucas may just be non-religious, and can still be Jewish.

mandoschMUh
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mandoschMUh

Oh-oh. This won’t be fun for anyone.

Taylor
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Taylor

It’ll be entertaining for me.

Hunter
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Hunter

So Tim, is Demolition supposed to be about Demo Duke, or is it what’s about to happen to their relationship?

James Rye
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James Rye

She’s on him! oO
Also I only now realized how close D-Pad is to Dad, I would laugh so much if Sam ends up calling Lucas Dad at some point due tongue slip. Kinda like how sometimes you accidentally called your teacher mom. xD
But who knows, given he has only talked about his mom so far, maybe there is no dad? So it might happen as Ethan is more the cool Uncle type or better said cool Mentor type for Sam atm.

Pajuka
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Pajuka

The only question is will she think Ethan is cheating on her or guess that Ethan is a superhero.

I mean Ethan did try the whole “supers arnt that bad” thing, and generally Ethan is as subtle as a nuclear explosion, so it’s not entirely impossible for her to guess that.

But on the other hand, her believing that Ethan is cheating on her seems easier to belive.

Steve
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Steve

Is that really easier to believe? I take him for the type that people are amazed if he has a single girlfriend let alone being able to get two.

I bet she already suspects or knows… I mean if you know someone, you can tell it’s them in a costume (especially them and a close friend in costume) and I doubt she hasn’t seen a picture of them in costume at some point. Not to mention, Ethan is dumb enough to do something like leave his costume laying around. 🙂

RoL
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RoL

I WOULD ask why couldn’t he just say he was out with Lucas as that is a true and reasonable expectation but tbh I’m impressed he didn’t come up withsome balls to the wall insane excuse for not being where he says he is.

But I guess that’s the problem with living a double life, you don’t know when to stop keeping secrets and when it’s ok to tell the truth.

Tumbleweed
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Tumbleweed

You can only lie for so long before you get caught in your own web.

josh
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josh

i know the story is now gonna have a cliche “are you cheating on me” section now, but your pretty good at having more unexpected twists (that actually make sense ehem GoT) so im excited to see how ethan actually handles this.

Tumbleweed
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Tumbleweed

No good deed goes unpunished.

Jonathan Logsdon
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Jonathan Logsdon

Rule 285 if I recall.

tiamattt
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tiamattt

Eh, not so sure about that. I mean he’s not getting punished for stopping Duke, he’s going to get punished for being a lousy liar, which isn’t exactly a good deed.

Khaisz
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Khaisz

I’m gonna make a prediction, She is gonna call him out on his bluff, he is gonna attempt to lie further, she is gonna end up angry and suggest they breakup, and the only way to attempt to salvage the relationship will be to admit that he is a superhero (which either leads to her accepting it or breaking up anyway), That or this is the way to “Break them up” and push Ethan back towards Lilith.

Pluveus
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Pluveus

Lilah, but nice Freudian slip.

(God I wish I could use twitch emotes everywhere)

Calibus
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Calibus

Question tim, can Gameboy pause the destruction of a building?

(Or in this case, a relationship)

Twilight Faze
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Seeing as the kid is a “hero intern” at best, I doubt his powers are that strong yet. (Plus, he doesn’t seem that dedicated to the idea. Meh….kids these days). He might be able to expand on his pause powers some more as the guys mentor him (unwillingly), so it’s more fun to see how that’d work. Like a frame-by-frame pause thing, for example.

Deborah
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The real question for me is why she’s so suspicious/insecure that she’s at his house and ringing the bell while on the phone already. The “I could swing by” is not what you say when you’re already there. So far, he’s actually put effort into the relationship, and hasn’t done anything (somewhat surprisingly) that should make anyone’s cheat-antennae tingle. So my bigger question here is, “What’s her motivation?”

Twilight Faze
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Only two ways this can end: 1) She eventually learns the truth and joins/is supportive of his crusade or 2) The end of an era. Whether it turns peaceful or bitter all depends.

Either way, get out your umbrellas because the shit is about to hit the fan…

Scott
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Scott

Or 3) We find out she’s got a son… Little guy named Sam…

Chris
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Chris

While Ethan is totally wrong for lying to her, why is she ringing the bell as she calls him without leading the conversation with “I’m at your house, cause I wanted to surprise you. Too bad you’re out, but want to meet somewhere?” This type of shady behavior trying to catch someone in a lie seems wrong too.

Brent
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Brent

Dammit, Ethan! Never say you’re home when you’re not home! This is how mistresses — I mean, secret identities — I mean, birthday plans get discovered.

……I KNOW NOTHING!!!

Urazz
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Urazz

Yep, the easy lie would’ve been to just say he was out with Lucas and leave it at that. It’s partly based on truth since he is out with Lucas but is fighting crime with him.

Tue
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Tue

Nooooot suspicious at all. 🙂

Colin
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Colin

Time for a Highlander-esque reveal of Ethan’s powers?

“I am Ethan McManus of the clan McManus….. And I cannot die” STAB

Brent
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Brent

That would be an EXCELLENT surprise character connection. Anybody have Christopher Lambert’s phone number?

Logan
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Logan

Or Adrian Paul.

Erik B
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Erik B

No, he can’t STAY dead. this distinction was made only a couple comics ago.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

You ****ed up

She probably had some idea though

Him.
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Him.

Whenever you are out of your house, you are out of your house. Just because you can’t explain it doesn’t mean you can’t just say “I’m hanging out with [Sidekick] right now…where? Oh, haha, it’s a long story…”

Cad
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Cad

I feel all the feels

Marcus
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Marcus

wuhhh uhhh ohh…. busted!

Stephen
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Stephen

Ok so obviously this could be a setup for the “Are you cheating on me?” schtick, BUT I want to guess three other conversations this might lead to instead. “Is the store doing that bad?” She assumes that his independent video game shop is not holding its own and thus he’s taken a second job which he’s embarrassed about, which would also explain why he is out at odd hours. This could lead to Ethan snapping back because of pride in his store. “Are you addicted to video games?” Having interacted with the JRPG crowd before she has probably encountered… Read more »

Him.
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Him.

“Store doing bad” is the one I’d prefer honestly, allows for meaningful growth (“aw, you care” moment) instead of being hypocritical or potentially breaking the dynamic.

CharleyB
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CharleyB

Oh crap. Here it comes…hell hath no fury…that metal guy was nothing by comparison

Spiderous
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Spiderous

Euuuugh! someone has a lot of explaining to do.

Logan
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Logan

*Que Price Is Right ‘fail music’*

eric
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eric

Don’t worry ethan, there is a good excuse “Okay we did something really stupid and I didn’t want you too worry… we heard there was a super fight going on at the bank so we went to see… I’m sorry I promise I won’t li—…” nope that won’t work at all.

Give us Lilah!

Chris
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Chris

So to everyone who doesn’t understand the why, I’m thinking this: Ethan is NOT meant to be with anyone but Lilah. We all spent years with their love that literally spanned universes in the world that’s been made. This is simply another version of the multiverse and I think they’re still supposed to be together. Is she going to “guess” that he’s a super hero? No because he doesn’t fit the mold and that’s so far out there of a leap in logic. But she knows he lied to her and this is the beginning of the end of a… Read more »

Urazz
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Urazz

Yeah, I think Lilah is end game partner for Ethan. Emily is there to show that he’s not that pathetic and has had relationships with other girls.

Gwydion_Wolf
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Gwydion_Wolf

Umm… Busted? >.<

Merendel
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Merendel

ooof. If you’ve got something you are trying to hide always stay as close to the truth as possible. Been out with Lucas would have been a perfectly acceptable excuse especially when she leads off with “Sounds like your out”. Its true if somewhat misleading. Strait up lieing is a rookie mistake. Not only is it easier to catch you in a lie by accident its nearly impossible to keep track of a web of lies long term.

Urazz
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Urazz

Exactly, if you are going to lie, then try to do it with some truth in it and omitting the important parts of it. Saying he was out with Lucas is not a lie. If she started asking specifics then you’ll be forced to actually lie and you can fill in the details then.

Just Marty
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Just Marty

Grah! No! Why! Ugh!

I was honestly really happy for him, for once he was trying to be a damn adult, and yes, he made a mistake, and relationships shouldn’t end from one silly little thing but it’s a comic so we know how this will play out.

Can we just give him a win?

Roamer
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Roamer

Press “x” to make your girlfriend suspicious!

James
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James

Plot twist: GB is actually Lilah’s son…

Would explain the video game link and why she wanted to get on the superhero story early on. Just a thought!

Josh
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Josh

Damn! I tried so hard to resist liking Emily and right when I really started to, this happens! DAAAAARN YOUUUU TIM!!