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Fish In The Sea, p17

April 16, 2018 by Tim


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M4lkav
3 years ago

If not Lucas jokes about the jokes joking about a joke then Andrew can joke about the joke on the joke over the joke about the joke off the joke.

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
3 years ago
Reply to  M4lkav

My head hurts after reading that, lol

M4lkav
3 years ago

My head hurt when I wrote it.

Entercoven
Entercoven
3 years ago

Ethan you adorable cinnamon bun, I am glad you’re back.

Also, might just be me, but he seems decidedly more intelligent. Not any wiser per say, but his levels of goofiness that only someone of previous Ethan would have done seem for the most part a thing of the past. He is a much more genuine person now. Still quirky, and makes dumb decisions, and clearly takes a while to learn, but still…

Lily
Lily
3 years ago
Reply to  Entercoven

Well he wanted the characters to be a bit more realistic, and Ethan before was an over the top comic book style with how silly he was. Which is kind of ironic since it is a superhero comic now, but still more realistic in that way.

NNextremNN
NNextremNN
3 years ago
Reply to  Lily

Old Ethan build a sentient robot out of an XBox (the first one not even the 360 or one), upgraded him and repeated this process (so we can assume it was not just a lucky coincidence), future Ethan build a time machine and you still call him silly and less intelligent? Wow I must be really dumb then. And my memory might be wrong but I think not even old Ethan struggled this much with women.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  NNextremNN

I think what Entercoven is saying is true. Yes, Ethan 1.0 did create some amazing things, but they always seemed a little Deus ex Machina to me – like, the joke is, “Look, this idiot who can’t take care of himself made a butter-powered time machine! How craaazy is that?” It’s the same sort of comedy as when Homer Simpson, atop a rogue nuclear submarine, says “It’s my first day” through a megaphone in English, Spanish, Japanese, and Penguinese. This Ethan is still zany, but not nonsensical. He didn’t dress up in a tuxedo and tails for no reason; he… Read more »

Tosteriev
Tosteriev
8 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

How could you call Ethan 1.0 non-expressive?
He was more childish and focused only on video games, but he still cared for his Lucas Liliah and Zeke, just there were less occasions for showing it.

Also being pretty much closed in home much of the time if not working narrows these occasions even more.

Entercoven
Entercoven
3 years ago

Also, can we take a moment to appreciate just how genuinely nice and chill Lucas date is? I mean, random blind date you just found that day, but the guy seems great, like a genuinely solid dating material.

Sure there may eventually be flaws, but as of this moment? Dudes great.

mandoschMUh
mandoschMUh
3 years ago
Reply to  Entercoven

That may come with a lot of practice on his part. But true, he’s cool.
(And surprisingly not a barkeeper, but working in a hospital ;))

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Entercoven

Plus, I’m assuming from his conversation snippet that he’s either a doctor or a janitor. One of those jobs sure makes him seem like A+ date material.

Bumbling Fool
Bumbling Fool
3 years ago
Reply to  Entercoven

Seconded! I guess we might not see much more of him (given Lucas apparent dating habits), but he’s very cool!

BaufenBeast
BaufenBeast
3 years ago

Of course, it’s obvious to us that Ethan’s joking, because if either of them was going to be a food taster it’d be the guy who can’t die.

mandoschMUh
mandoschMUh
3 years ago
Reply to  BaufenBeast

What would be a little bit less awkward, I agree ๐Ÿ˜›

ichiyama22
ichiyama22
3 years ago
Reply to  BaufenBeast

He can totally die, he’ll just get better.

Ashi
Ashi
3 years ago
Reply to  BaufenBeast

“Vorta are immune to most forms of poison. Comes in handy when you’re a diplomat.” – Weyoun

Imighbebroken
Imighbebroken
3 years ago

While Joking 1
NotJoking = 0
Joking = NotJoking
Sanity = Sanity + 1
MsgBox “Joking:” & Joking & “Not Joking:” & NotJoking & “Sanity:” & Sanity
Wend

mandoschMUh
mandoschMUh
3 years ago
Reply to  Imighbebroken

+1

Jimmy
Jimmy
3 years ago

Inb4 food is actually poisoned by robot dude, causing mass panic and an almost revealed super hero.

Also an unlikely event that Andrew is, or works for Zeke, and that’s how they got it poisoned.

RandomSkratch
RandomSkratch
3 years ago

Emily is a superhero too!

Ir8munk33
Ir8munk33
3 years ago
Reply to  RandomSkratch

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo great idea!

TheRob
TheRob
3 years ago
Reply to  RandomSkratch

The…DELIVERER! Summoning cubes of pure Energon, which she then delivers in 5-7 business days….unless you are a Prime evildoer, in which case it’s 1-2 days…

So, yeah…delayed justice, but boy oh boy when those cubes hit your face….!

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  RandomSkratch

It’d make more sense for her to be a machinist of some sort. You’d be surprised how many times you can find junk lying around that can be easily…re purposed.

demoncat_4
demoncat_4
3 years ago

don’t think too much about if you and emily are serious or not ethan you might wind up causing your brain to explode

Seneca
Seneca
3 years ago

So Tim is not a pro VR guy, is he?

Seneca
Seneca
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

This comic just made me think about the topic and since I have not read any vr comics here (one shots), this finally let me think that. But glad you are not missing out ๐Ÿ˜‰

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Seneca

It’s a pity, because they’ve just not caught on as much. I can’t wait until the tech gets refined a bit. I played about an hour on the Vive in a VR arcade, and it was kind of life-changing. Hopefully we get true immersive full games soon.

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Ugh. This date had gone from cute and lovably anxious to annoying and obnoxiously ridiculous in the time it took dinner to get there. Hereโ€™s hoping it doesnโ€™t work out between them.

Ray
Ray
3 years ago

I really like the new direction the comic is taking with a more grounded and relatable (read: lifelike) Ethan and Lucas. But its moments like these where I struggle; three or four comics in a row where its just a joke about Ethan misunderstanding and panicking ridiculously in a row or otherwise shooting from the hip and “hilarity ensuses”. This comic would be amazing if maybe 15% more strips ended without punchlines and instead furthered the story sagely. I love that you’ve turned an eye towards more serious storytelling but it feels like you’re living too much in both worlds.… Read more »

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

FYI I had a Gillet video ad play with volume without me mousing over.

Keith
Keith
3 years ago

Oh No, They are stuck in a Giggle Loop!