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Downtime, p8

February 12, 2024 by Tim


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Robert
Robert
17 days ago

You´ve made me expect very bad things from a panel that seemingly ends well. Poor Lucas.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
17 days ago
Reply to  Robert

1.0 Lucas literally had the worst luck, ever, with relationships. The thought of Lucas in a relationship with someone who wasn’t secretly insane or trying to kill him is a bit strange.

ThatGuy
ThatGuy
16 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

He DID have a good girl in 1.0, but screwed it up when he went briefly stupid. Can’t remember if they ever got back together.

Nono
Nono
16 days ago
Reply to  ThatGuy

They didn’t in-strip. He did have a kid with a woman whose face was unseen in the epilogue though.

Angrylittleman
Angrylittleman
15 days ago
Reply to  Nono

I believe they did actually. She was a redhead and Karen was a redhead.

Freddie
Freddie
17 days ago

Good save.

Snapple
Snapple
17 days ago

I feel like this will either end terribly or very good.

The former being Ethan’s fault.

Gerry
Gerry
17 days ago

(Going) Down time

Devon
Devon
17 days ago

smoooooth

Mike
Mike
17 days ago

Did Lucas turn “Ethan mode” on for a moment, or what?

Victor
Victor
17 days ago

Damn, what a catch this Ben is!

P.S. Was Lucas always gay?

leduk
leduk
17 days ago
Reply to  Victor

in the 2.0 yeah as far as I remember.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
17 days ago
Reply to  Victor

Yup, from the very beginning. We first found out about it officially at Ethan and Emily’s double date, but Tim pointed out (to a shocked audience at that time) that there were actually a good number of strips, going back several years at that point, where Lucas or Ethan had a line that made far more sense in context when you understand that Lucas is attracted to men.

Victor
Victor
17 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

All right, thanks!

Mike
Mike
16 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I went through the trouble to find the page Eldest is describing.

https://cad-comic.com/comic/analog-and-d-pad-04-03/ Have fun.

Phaet
Phaet
17 days ago
Reply to  Victor

In a previous universe/version he wasn’t. He was dating lots of crazy women until he found a normal one. It was funny because he wore a kevlar vest for first date expecting the worst 😀 She found out so he lied to her he’s an undercover agent. Told her the truth later and she smacked him. They did stay together till end if I remember correctly. And then was this whole reset whole universe storyline.
I’m not complaining. It turned out pretty good. Gay Lucas? Why not?

Merida
Merida
17 days ago
Reply to  Victor

Never was. Bi iirc, from the start.

Bernie Margolis
Bernie Margolis
15 days ago
Reply to  Merida

Let’s not rewrite history here. Please link a single comic from the old strip that indicated that Lucas was bi. On the contrary, I recall many strips that explicitly indicated that he was attracted to women. I can’t recall a single one where he was attracted to men:

  https://cad-comic.com/comic/fair-game/
  https://cad-comic.com/comic/unhelpful/
  https://cad-comic.com/comic/what-it-looks-like/
  https://cad-comic.com/comic/for-the-sake-of-the-ego/
  https://cad-comic.com/comic/endings-and-beginnings/

Note:

I went out to the club the other night to see if I could pick up a girl…

Girl, not person. That’s OK. That was that strip, and this is this one, but there’s no need to pretend that the old character was something they weren’t.

Last edited 15 days ago by Bernie Margolis
Olivia
Olivia
14 days ago

Merida could have meant from the start of 2.0, not the start of Tim’s CAD career.

For what it’s worth though, someone can be bi with a preference. I know a couple women who identify as bi but I’ve only seen them date men. I think it’s in part because they want to avoid the unfortunate drama that can come with a gay relationship – family, community, etc. Or maybe they’re mostly attracted to men and it takes a super special lady for them to feel attracted.

Marcus
Marcus
17 days ago

oh, your a super hero too?! well… dang.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
17 days ago

How much has paid Zeke for that skin?

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
17 days ago

Pictured: like a solid 85% of Grindr as told by my not-straight friends

Dagroth
Dagroth
17 days ago

A Redshirt, eh? Will one of those guys (or both) die violently soon?

Lrbearclaw
Lrbearclaw
17 days ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Could be Bloodsport.

Daniel
Daniel
17 days ago

I have nothing against Ben, he looks like a nice guy, but he wears a shirt in a color that should never be worn in a city with supervillains and geeks. May his expected passing be a lesson for all us minor characters, and a slight character growth for Lucas

Ben
Ben
17 days ago

Oh snap, did we know Lucas was gay in this timeline? I either missed or forgot that bit.

I mean, I’m fine with it of course, so long as they don’t go rock-climbing.

Barq
Barq
17 days ago
Reply to  Ben

Yeah, it was revealed really early on and then never really mentioned again.

Dagroth
Dagroth
17 days ago
Reply to  Barq

About when Ethan was dating Emily (the courier girl, if I remember the name wrong), I think?
I recall something about a double date, Emily and Ethan, and Lucas and some other guy. (and also some talk, why does Lucas only have short flings, because of his superhero life, inability to tell people about it, etc.)

Dagroth
Dagroth
17 days ago
Reply to  Ben

Why rock climbing? 😮

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
16 days ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Pre-reset 1.0 Lucas once had a date who, through some mix-up, believed Lucas was rich and wanted to kill him for his money. Rock climbing accident was one of the assassination attempts.

Snark
Snark
17 days ago

I’ve just thought, may Lucas have some lingering, suppressed romantic feelings towards Ethan?
Like a straight guy would see a cute (but totally unhinged) girl. Kind of “just friends” but, well, she is a cute girl – which makes it easier to forgive her some peculiarities…

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
17 days ago
Reply to  Snark

They really just act more like brothers. Also, Ethan is *really* not Lucas’ type – he’s literally said so.

Merida
Merida
17 days ago
Reply to  Snark

When CAD changed from 1.0 to 2.0 Ethan was his son for a short moment before it timeskipped and then retconned it back to roommates.

Quilla
Quilla
14 days ago
Reply to  Snark

A gay man is capable of being very close friends with another man without being attracted to them.
He loves him, yes. But it’s an almost family type love.

Also for the record it’s possible for straight men to be friends with girls too, no matter how attractive, without desiring them as partners. Most seem to choose to go with the “screw anything that moves” tactic though

X-ian
X-ian
17 days ago

Actually if anything he was under selling himself

Urainkhali
Urainkhali
17 days ago

Sigh. Red shirt…

Kazuma Taichi
Kazuma Taichi
16 days ago

Gay route! Gay route!
Am excited for how this plays out~

Travis
Travis
16 days ago

Lucas should not accept any drinks from him. It’s already nebulous whether Ethan still has powers.

Dom
Dom
13 days ago

The actual reason Lucas is gay here is because of the response to an old April Fool’s comic in CAD 1.0 where Tim just switched shirts/clothes on all the main characters and Lucas happened to wear Lilah’s Pink clothes, and little edgelords in the comments raged at the costume change and thought Lucas looked gay (in the homophobic way). Tim later responded he was tempted to make him gay just to piss off the immature part of the audience. In CAD 2.0 I guess he kind of kept that promise, but wrote him well, like a normal human being. Correct… Read more »

Dom
Dom
12 days ago
Reply to  Tim

Happy coincidence then. :O
Thanks for clearing that theory up.