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Downtime, p23

March 18, 2024 by Tim


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Devon
Devon
3 months ago

still a better love story than twilight?

Nico
Nico
3 months ago
Reply to  Devon

can you think of something that is not a better love story than twilight?

guzza
guzza
3 months ago
Reply to  Nico

50 Shades of Grey

Hogosha
Hogosha
3 months ago
Reply to  guzza

Which started as a Twilight fanfic

James Kite
James Kite
3 months ago
Reply to  Hogosha

Ipso facto, a worse love story as it’s an imitation

Lord Foxxy Foxington
Lord Foxxy Foxington
3 months ago
Reply to  Nico

Tauriel and Kili from the Hobbit.

Mike
Mike
3 months ago

Head-canon: Kili has the smallest beard because she’s a girl, which brings new meaning to the flirt “I could have anything down my pants”/”Or you could have nothing at all.”

MrT743
MrT743
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Gimli: “It’s true you don’t see many dwarf women, and in fact they are so alike in voice and appearance, that they are often mistaken for dwarf men.”

Aragorn (whispers to Eowyn): “It’s the beards.”

Kenju
Kenju
3 months ago
Reply to  Nico

50 Shades of Gray, though ironically that was legit just a Twilight fanfic without the vampires and werewolves…

Sanquin
Sanquin
3 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

To be precise it started as a straight up twilight fanfic. But she couldn’t publish the book that way due to copyright, so she removed the sparklepires (I’ll never acknowledge them as vampires) and werewolves, changed the characters and just made them a powerful business man and some woman.

Dr.Synth
Dr.Synth
3 months ago
Reply to  Sanquin

i prefer to think of them as glittery leaches

Tanooki
Tanooki
3 months ago
Reply to  Dr.Synth

They grow sparkly when they such blood, and sunlight doesn’t hurt them. They’re 100% leechmen.

XX_Langs
XX_Langs
2 months ago
Reply to  Nico

Romeo and Juliet, there’s like no internal conflict it sucks.

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
3 months ago
Reply to  Devon

Even the Lorena Bobbitt story is a better love story than Twilight

Coastie
Coastie
3 months ago

Oh, come on! That was a funny comment! Who’s downvoting this?

zox
zox
3 months ago

I love to see two friends bonding together

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
3 months ago

He’s actually trying to stop his heart for a minute to see if his respawn triggers.

Scortch
Scortch
3 months ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

That actually would be a good test wouldn’t it? Technically kill him, but with the ability to bring him back if he doesn’t respawn. Course that would take the fun out of what’s probably coming

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
3 months ago
Reply to  Scortch

For the layman a great idea. For the professionals in hospitals who aren’t sure if they can save someone if someone gets a heart attack under their care surrounded by top of the line technology not so much. The chance on terrible trauma, (more) brain damage or simply death is too big. That, and as you rightfully say it wouldn’t be interesting story wise. We have a great setup for an internal conflict that could span several stories. Will he continue fighting crime to prevent deaths similar to his sister? What if he gets hurt, or maimed? There’s a hundred… Read more »

SkullsGrav
SkullsGrav
3 months ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

Hearts are regularly stopped on purpose during surgery. Mostly for work on the heart and its surrounding vessels. Its not a bad plan, but the real issue is find a doctor that would go along with it. Not likely.

foducool
foducool
3 months ago

You take a mortal man
And put him in control
Watch him become a God
Watch people’s heads a-roll

Oyee
Oyee
3 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Megadeth – Symphony of Destruction <3

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
3 months ago

Spank my butt and call me Sally if I’ve ever seen a more accurate analogy for a streamer and their audience interacting with each other.

Ashi
Ashi
3 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

You know what they say – “Chat reflects the streamer.”

But it is
But it is
3 months ago

zip zap zip zap zip zap

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  But it is

Wha…. what is the zipping sound from?!

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
3 months ago
Reply to  James

Charging up and the swish of delivery.

ChibiAcer
ChibiAcer
3 months ago

Ah, the eternal struggle of inventory management.

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
3 months ago

“Yes, I gambled all our cash away to an old man in a tree. That’s the bad news. The good news, however, is that I made most of it back by selling him all our items!” …If you know where that’s from, I love you.

Rolan7
Rolan7
3 months ago
Reply to  FireballDragon

It sounds like 8-Bit Theater, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t… Sounds vaguely familiar, like it’s from a different videogame webcomic of the time.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 months ago
Reply to  Rolan7

I was thinking 8 Bit, too… kind of seems like something that Fighter would say to Black Mage, right before Black Mage tries to stab him in the back and doesn’t pierce through his armor. And of course, the man in the tree is Thief in disguise or something.

Reso
Reso
3 months ago
Reply to  FireballDragon

VG cats? Sounds like a classic Leo move.

Sanquin
Sanquin
3 months ago

To be fair…upgrades ARE a better long-term investment, as you’ll need to repair less in the future that way.

Dagroth
Dagroth
3 months ago
Reply to  Sanquin

Unless the ship gets destroyed because it wasn’t repaired.
I didn’t play Dredge, though. Do upgrades of damaged hull make it less likely to be destroyed?
Alternatively, is partial repair possible in that game? (like, paying per repairing a point of damage or so, if you don’t have money for full repair)

Pajuka
Pajuka
3 months ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Upgrades only allow for better equipment (which allows for faster travel, more efficient fishing, and less hazards with lights) and more inventory space. It does not increase the HP of the boat. However, repairs are pretty cheap, a single low risk haul of fish or trinkets should be enough to cover the costs. And grinding for cash isn’t all that burdensome either. You just need to pay attention to the in game time and make it to safe waters before night comes. The trick is to have a plan for what you want to accomplish in a day – be… Read more »

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
3 months ago

You don’t own any livestock
That we know of

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
3 months ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

The guy is never going to outlive the penguin allegations, is he?

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
3 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

What penguin?

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
3 months ago

It puts the wood on the hull or it gets the prod again.

Angrylittleman
Angrylittleman
3 months ago

Note to self. Get a cattle prod.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 months ago

Tim trying really hard to convince us that Scott isn’t going to be like the secret ultimate supervillain by the end of this 😀

Reso
Reso
3 months ago

What game is Ethan playing? Is this a real game?

Hans
Hans
3 months ago
Reply to  Reso

Yes. It’s called Dredge. It’s a fishing game. With nightmarish horrors.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
3 months ago
Reply to  Reso

According to Scott a couple pages ago: Dredge.

I know it’s a real game, but haven’t gotten around to playing it so don’t know how accurate this strip is.

Reso
Reso
3 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

I picked Dredge up because of this strip. It’s been pretty cool so far. Thank you, guys!

Jim
Jim
3 months ago

Juuuust evil enough!