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Drive, p10

June 17, 2022 by Tim


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Merida
Merida
5 months ago

Family? That is quite a bit different from locked doors and pet murder.

EMMachine
EMMachine
5 months ago
Reply to  Merida

Well, Carlie was Ethans sister and Scott’s girlfriend. If Scott and Carlie had married Eathan and Scott would have been brothers in law. I guess, after Ethan says “Even if it was never made official”, that Carlie died before Scott could marry her.

jere
jere
5 months ago
Reply to  EMMachine

If I remember correctly, she was actually his fiancee, so the “never made official” line makes even more sense.

John Swift
John Swift
5 months ago
Reply to  jere

Ya I was planning to ask if it was that when I started reading this page cuz its pretty important. By the end of the page it seemed they had to have been dating or engaged.

Rolando
Rolando
5 months ago
Reply to  Merida

“Family” can mean a lot of things. Both positive and negative. A lot of families are dysfunctional, and many are downright nightmarish.

Xanthicirs
Xanthicirs
5 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

Like mine! They’re super racist and hate all homeless people.

raven0ak
raven0ak
5 months ago
Reply to  Xanthicirs

maybe you also are problem within that family, you do not even try understand why they hate homeless or why they are “racists” (gotta in modern sense assume you dont even know what racism actually is, and its one of labels you throw); most ppl have innate reasons from personal experiences why they have hate to something

Wesley Riot
Wesley Riot
5 months ago
Reply to  raven0ak

You are an imbecile

Casi
Casi
5 months ago
Reply to  raven0ak

Sounds like we got ourselves a bona fide racist right here.

william scott
william scott
5 months ago
Reply to  raven0ak

ooor and bare with me they hate cause their racist and taught they are better than those they are not?

william scott
william scott
5 months ago
Reply to  raven0ak

say your an american without saying your an american….

Rolando
Rolando
5 months ago
Reply to  raven0ak

That’s a lot of assumptions, that you treat as arguments for some reason. You’re literally taking wild guesses about someone else’s life, to the point of pretending you may know better than them, considering you don’t even know them while they know them intimately. Yes, people have motives for hatred. It’s never a mindless thing in its origin. But that doesn’t mean those motives are VALID. Prejudice, if that’s the case, is by definiton irrational and thus invalid. Because it’s literally judging something without knowing it. Treating ignorance as if it were knowledge. “gotta in modern sense assume you dont… Read more »

PhobosRising
PhobosRising
5 months ago
Reply to  raven0ak

Being wary of something, or having ptsd, is different from racism…

Lrbearclaw
Lrbearclaw
5 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

The thing is, the word “family” is usually a positive when you choose the family. That is what Ethan just did. He chose that Scott is (still) family, even if Carlie never got to marry Scott, Ethan chose for Scott to be his brother.

Just like how he chose for Lucas to be family (as his best friend).

We all have “relatives” we are connected to by birth and/or adoption, however our “family” is the people we choose to be our real selves with.

Rolando
Rolando
5 months ago
Reply to  Lrbearclaw

Yes, I know that much. I know it can be both. It’s common sense, really. I wasn’t replying to the comic itself. The comic’s clear on that. I was replying to Merida, whose comment pretty much ignores that family doesn’t always mean positive. So, I explained that bit. Doesn’t mean I’m ignorant about the rest. That’s a simple fact of life. Things only work out when you truly choose them. With your soul. Relationships, your calling/job/whatever, etc. One of society’s most common and worst mistakes, is putting too much stock in mere circumstances we don’t choose and allow them to… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Rolando
Acorr
Acorr
5 months ago

Ethan’s rage at Zeke almost getting murdered gets extra poignant with him seeing Scott as family.

Mousio
Mousio
5 months ago
Reply to  Acorr

Also Scott’s conviction with bringing Zeke down.
All the talk about saving human race aside, it’s not easy to forgive what almost destroyed your family.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
5 months ago

Well…he decided to be the Brutus of your Cesar…more or less

jere
jere
5 months ago

Unfortunately, it seems like we are taking the “I promised to keep you safe from yourselves” route. Still some residual hope left for “We’re family, so I should have listened to you when you trusted that robot” though.

What I really don’t see after this flashback is Scott becoming a villain, so at least thats a win!

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
5 months ago
Reply to  jere

Wait wait, we still have to see how he thinks about all this, and my “I need to learn how Ethan event happened to replicate it” card is still valid 😅😅😅

Drew
Drew
5 months ago

Just had a random thought. If Ethan dies a bloody death, does the blood that spattered everywhere disappear when he respawns?

anon
anon
5 months ago
Reply to  Drew

Yes it does disappear. There was a previous plot line where he tried to make money by donating blood but everytime he over-drew the blood and died his collected blood would vanish

Nightdagger
Nightdagger
5 months ago
Reply to  anon

Wait, that’s nightmare fuel, if he donates blood and that blood is given to someone and then Ethan dies, does the blood he gave to them suddenly vanish and kill them? O,o

Helldemon
Helldemon
5 months ago
Reply to  Nightdagger

Only if he donated a lot of blood which was then given to someone and then he died within a several hour period? But who knows, if he didn’t die from the blood draw he could possibly be considered “healthy” and the person would be fine. I guess it would depend on how often his power backs up his save.

Last edited 5 months ago by Helldemon
The Legacy
The Legacy
5 months ago
Reply to  Helldemon

Speaking of his power, does donating blood make those receiving it gain the same power? Or any superpower, for that matter.

Jacob
Jacob
5 months ago
Reply to  Drew

That is how it’s been so far and why he was testing blood donation in a previous thread.

His respawn tracks his last healthy state, so if he gets healthy before dying, it persists.

austindorf
austindorf
5 months ago

now it would be fantastic if a certain penguin appears 😀

Henchman Twenty1
Henchman Twenty1
5 months ago

This is what I like about characters such as Ethan. Despite all their other traits, characteristics and tendencies they still have their moments. And when they do, they really shine.

Last edited 5 months ago by Henchman Twenty1
Leon
Leon
5 months ago

I suspect he’s thinking, “I lose my legs, I lose my fiancee, and yet THEY gain super powers? This unfair world needs to pay…………”

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
5 months ago
Reply to  Leon

While we don’t have an explicit thought bubble to truly confirm or deny anything, literally everything we’ve seen about Scott in this scene (and elsewhere) makes that extremely unlikely. It’d be pretty much the opposite of everything he’s done so far.

I’d also argue this comic is too well written for such a cheap twist or motivation. The characters tend to be a lot more complex than that.

Leon
Leon
5 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Perhaps, but it can shock you how spiteful pained people can be…

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
5 months ago
Reply to  Leon

Oh, I’m not denying that there are plenty of people and characters that would or could react like that. I just don’t think it would make any sense for Scott to do so. It’d basically go against everything we know about his character. More specific examples as for how he doesn’t fit the ‘I feel pain and now everyone else will too’ archetype; -His main emotion about the incident isn’t anger, it’s grief. He wasn’t brooding angrily, he was contemplating suicide. -He doesn’t even seem particularly bothered about losing his legs, his sorrow is mainly about Carlie and his being… Read more »

Marsh
Marsh
5 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Thanks for this insight – I didn’t see Scott from this perspective before and this makes a lot of sense.

Leon
Leon
5 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Whether it’s at themselves, the situation, or the world, anger is like mind control, it can change people. Anger and sorrow are usually holding hands.

Last edited 5 months ago by Leon
Sean
Sean
5 months ago
Reply to  Leon

What I’m reading here, is Pain leads to Anger, Anger leads to hate, and Hate, leads to the Dark Side…

Xanthicirs
Xanthicirs
5 months ago

Oh. Stab me in the heart why don’t you?

DataSchmuck
DataSchmuck
5 months ago
Reply to  Xanthicirs

Only if you respawn a few seconds later.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
5 months ago

That is some *beautiful* imagery there. And honestly here… you can see the change already. He’s talking about time. Future plans. A family; a support system. And overall, a goal, and purpose. You know. Hope. Not to harp on “cancel culture,” but I think today we give up on each other far too easily. A lot of people might look at “family” and think, “Yeah, but family can be toxic.” Many people have had to distance themselves from abusive family, or cut them out of their lives completely – or, experienced being cut out themselves. To me – you don’t… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Eldest Gruff
omg omg
omg omg
5 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I disagree. I came from a toxic family, and sometimes the best think you can do is truly giving up on them and move on. For some, keeping their parents or relatives in their lifes can be a death sentence. Having toxic or evil people in your life opens a path directly to hell. On the other hand the word “Family” comes from a latin term that means “one’s property” like wife, sons, daughters, slaves, land… and remember that in roman society, if you were male, you could kill your son (as long as he was a minor). In conclusion:… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by omg omg
Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
5 months ago
Reply to  omg omg

I’m not denying that extreme versions exist. My wife and I were foster parents for five years and took in several children who were victims of abuse, both mental and physical. I absolutely understand that there are some situations you *do not* want to be in, and in those cases, the boundaries you set are total. With that being said. I do believe that most family situations are not that extreme. Assuming that there is actual love in the family – not just surface-level affection masking control and ownership, but honest-to-God selfless, unconditional love – very few relationships are beyond… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
5 months ago
Reply to  omg omg

Also, as an aside, I really don’t think that the Roman root of the word ‘family’ is influencing anyone to treat their kids like a disposable piece of property. Just like how ketchup isn’t made with fermented fish, despite the origin of the word.

But I hear you that you were in a dangerous situation and got out, and I’m glad to hear it.

Naomi
Naomi
5 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I think what you wrote makes sense if your “family” actually acts like a family. I think they have to deserve the term first, though, by treating you like your feelings and needs matter, even if they happen to be adamantly against what you feel and need. You already clarified it somewhat further down the comment chain, so I guess I’m being repetitive (sorry!), but… in my experience people use “but we’re family!” as an excuse to subject you to endless demands for energy / time / resources / etc – total compliance – no matter how much damage that… Read more »

vaisravana
vaisravana
5 months ago
Reply to  Naomi

Sadly I can relate all too well to this…and I agree very much. Family, as used by society to me is a very empty phrase without any real meaning. Blood relations do not mean anything at all to me, it is the true bonds we shape and form and live that matter in the end. And sadly blood relatives can be quite literal cancer to your very existence. That being said, from my point of view indeed many people don’t seem to work on their relationships (be it family, friendships or love) hard enough – if things don’t work out… Read more »

James
James
5 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I vigorously disagree. Biological family is bullshit, it is literally random. If your family comports themselves in a way that earns respect and loyalty, absolutely they deserve it, but otherwise? Fuck ’em. The people you choose to be around you is what matters, those are relationships of choice, not happenstance. Those are the relationships worth working for. And disregarding them because of “politics” or religion is a vital choice. These are core values, especially today when some of the core ideas of society are being rolled back. If someone disagrees about tax policy, whatever, we can have a debate around… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
5 months ago

Also: two versus one still didn’t manage to convince Ethan to lose the cape. So much for another voice of reason.

Quaza
Quaza
5 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Or it could be the much, much worse scenario: That Scott agreed to the cape.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
5 months ago
Reply to  Quaza

That monster.

Casi
Casi
5 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Capes might be impractical in most situations, but they give a certain je ne sais quoi

Logan
Logan
5 months ago

While there’s the *possibility* of Scott snapping out of it once he gets out if his flashback… I really don’t see it happening. This feels too much like a “you SAID you trusted my choice.. WHATEVER it was!” style lashing out, in retaliation for Ethan being mad at him over Zeke, to be anything but.

But, we’ll have to wait and see, come Monday, how it all turns out.

hash
hash
5 months ago

There is one thing I see in this. Scott didn’t think he’ll see “tomorrow’s” daylight. Now it’ll be a day where he’s making different decisions than last night, different thoughts. Instead of staring down an abyss, he sees a bridge formed to get over it. He’ll probably watch the sunset before he makes a decision. Maybe stirring some old memories.

hash
hash
5 months ago
Reply to  hash

Looks like I forgot that it was morning already. I’ll still stick with the sunset motif though. 😛

Marsh
Marsh
5 months ago

I love the art style for this page – esp the last panel as it makes the characters look very natural and alive

night
night
5 months ago

I have absolutely no idea what is going on, what order this supposed to be or if this is a flashback.

I’m gunna stop reading right here.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
5 months ago
Reply to  night

Is this a flashback: Yes, been one since page 3 of this chapter. (Panel 2 of page 3 to be exact). Lucas asked Scott to remember that they both want(ed) the same thing, and so Scott is having a flashback about he started. What’s going on: We’re currently seeing the day Scott got asked to join the Superhero project. And the revelation that Scott was doing a lot worse mentally than either of the others realized, even contemplating suicide right before they arrived at his door. What order it’s supposed to be: You mean the entire comic, every comic on… Read more »

Mario
Mario
5 months ago

Dune (the recent movie) reference?

william scott
william scott
5 months ago

not goign to lie; after first panel i was expecting a NO CAPES line….