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Fish In The Sea, p19

April 20, 2018 by Tim

To be continued…

I figure I’ll do one-shots for a week or two and then its on to Starcaster Chronicles issue #6, which is long overdue.

Also, Dad of War today! I won’t get to play until after the kids are in bed tonight, but early reviews look promising, and I’m psyched!


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M4lkav
3 years ago

No no no BAD ETHAN! BAD!! BAAAAAD! Lilah is not good for you BAD! *smacks with newspaper* BAD! ADHJKASHJKDGAKHS GDKASGDF JKHASGDHLGASJH DHGAJKSDGHKG HJLSDG JKLHASD*meltdown*

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
3 years ago
Reply to  M4lkav

Now we get to see him fall for her and get crushed like a purple grape when she flat out rejects him, and then she uses him to further her own career. Oh the drama, it can sell well you know. πŸ˜‰

Forecaster
3 years ago
Reply to  Tumbleweed

It’s slightly better than using first, then rejecting at least I guess…

M4lkav
3 years ago
Reply to  Tumbleweed

NO! BAD TUMBLEWEED! *smacks wit newspaper* ROLL AWAY AND STAY SILENT IN WESTERN MOVIES!

Entercoven
Entercoven
3 years ago
Reply to  M4lkav

Just wait for the twist ending, and Emily is really a villain who is controlling Zeke. She doesn’t know Ethan or Lucas are Heroes though, and while honestly very nice, also has some SEVERE hang ups that just dont come up on the first date. Or third. Meanwhile Lilah seems like the poor alternative because of how uninterested she is, and how dedicated to the job she is, and she’d have to grow into being a better girlfriend, while Emily shows plenty of promise as one right away. Emily realizes Ethan might like someone else, and that switches her crazy… Read more »

M4lkav
3 years ago
Reply to  Entercoven

Dont you dare to sy that! Emily is perfect! She works for UPS mains D.VA (i dont play overwatch but hey.) And she wont make Ethan feel bad for crazy anthics!

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
3 years ago
Reply to  Entercoven

Entercoven – hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Entercoven

But the guy in the video call in #1 was obviously a man so… we would have problems.

TechBender
TechBender
3 years ago
Reply to  M4lkav

I would upvote M4lkav if I could. Is it just me or does anyone else find Emily more attractive than Lilah? Maybe it’s just this particular shot of Lilah that is unappealing. I just find Emily really cute in an adorkable kind of way. She also seems to be very straight forward which Ethan really needs.

Ethan, don’t try to read in to what she says. Just accept that what she says is what she means.
She’s one of the good ones hold on to her. Lilah is going to get you in trouble. Please listen to Lucas.

Nick
Nick
3 years ago
Reply to  TechBender

The shot wasn’t the best here. It was impossible to do it any other way, but still ugly (sorry Tim!).

Verfor99
Verfor99
3 years ago
Reply to  M4lkav

Ethan, no. No. NO Ethan, NO.

NNextremNN
NNextremNN
3 years ago

Don’t turn this into a Lois and Clark thing and remember the last time they got together you had to destroy the whole universe XD

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I think he means, “Don’t turn it into an on-again off-again thing that stretches for several seasons before ending in a quickie wedding that results in a brief relationship we never see the conclusion of due to series cancellation.”

TEcH
TEcH
3 years ago

God dammit, Ethan…

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
3 years ago

Well I called that part of it. *feels proud of self*

mandoschMUh
mandoschMUh
3 years ago
Reply to  Tumbleweed

I hate you πŸ˜€

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
3 years ago
Reply to  mandoschMUh

aww πŸ™‚

Malex
Malex
3 years ago

Nonononononoooooooo… They were so adorkable….

Jonarus_Drakus
Jonarus_Drakus
3 years ago

Wait wait wait wait…!

…wait…

Other person in bed with Lucas!

Segus
Segus
3 years ago
Reply to  Jonarus_Drakus

Well yeah, did you miss the last few pages?

Adam
Adam
3 years ago
Reply to  Jonarus_Drakus

And there’s a condom wrapper on the table.

Kowalski
Kowalski
3 years ago
Reply to  Adam

So?
They did ‘the grown-up thing’ :-p

pyrodice
pyrodice
3 years ago
Reply to  Kowalski

right? At least we know nobody’s gettin’ pregnant!

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Adam

I’m pretty sure that’s an individually wrapped werther’s original wrapper.

Mark
Mark
3 years ago
Reply to  Him.

They met on Tinder, and did the dirty. Condoms prevent more things than just pregnancy…

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago

Ethan just needs more time to get over his crush, guys. Love can change, I know that, been there myself. You think there is only “the one” for you and later you realize that this is all just in your head and that to a relationship you need far more than just “feelings”. The more dates he gets with Emily the bigger the chances that he will not only keep liking her but also starts falling for her. He already knows wmore about Emily’s private life than he does about Lilah for example. Also does this count as stalking? Because… Read more »

NNextremNN
NNextremNN
3 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

I’m pretty sure this does count as stalking.

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  NNextremNN

Then Lucas needs to find out about it and give Ethan a stern talking to stop doing that.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

Been there, done that

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

It’s not stalking, she was “in the area” (read: “was only 20 minutes away going at alarmingly high speeds)

GamerLEN
GamerLEN
3 years ago

Huh, interesting. This version of Lucas is gay, or at least into guys to some degree. Didn’t expect that.

Not complaining at all mind, I’m queer as a three dollar bill myself, just surprised is all. πŸ˜›

M4lkav
3 years ago
Reply to  GamerLEN

Did you miss the other comics previous to this one?

GamerLEN
GamerLEN
3 years ago
Reply to  M4lkav

I just read through them this morning. This just happens to be the one I commented on.

EMMachine
EMMachine
3 years ago
Reply to  M4lkav

Until this comicstrip (or perhaps the last one) Andrew could have been just a friend. Now is the question whose butt is hurting.

Nono
Nono
3 years ago
Reply to  EMMachine

Gay sex doesn’t necessarily involve anal, though.

KCQ
KCQ
3 years ago
Reply to  Nono

or pain

Dave
Dave
3 years ago
Reply to  Nono

True. But there is a condom wrapper on the night stand. I feel like when gay sex involves condoms it is for anal.

GamerLEN
GamerLEN
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Could be oral. Maybe its a -flavored- condom.

Alex Bukowski
Alex Bukowski
3 years ago
Reply to  EMMachine

Tim confirmed in comments a few posts back that Lucas is in fact gay.

MacLeod
MacLeod
3 years ago
Reply to  GamerLEN

I almost spit my water, “queer as a three dollar bill” That’s good.

Skyblade
Skyblade
3 years ago

If you’re doing one shots, can we see an installment of Console Wars? From the Switch’s inexorable march across the battlefield, to the new front that opened up as EA engaged the government with the Loot Box DISASTER of Battlefield 2, there has to be something to work with.

Giuliano
Giuliano
3 years ago
Reply to  Skyblade

What about the Atari box?

Stephen
Stephen
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Labo for the win?

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Stephen

OMG, the Switches riding cardboard robot mechs.

And I’ve been dying to see the new ‘X’ model of XBot.

sebbl
sebbl
3 years ago
Reply to  Skyblade

Lootboxes? Battlefield 2? Did I miss something?

Skyblade
Skyblade
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I did. Thank you, Tim. Sorry, I’ve been a little scatterbrained lately as I’m preparing to move in a couple of days.

Louw N
Louw N
3 years ago

Been waiting for the next Starcaster Chronicle FOREVER. This is good news.

Steven
Steven
3 years ago

Am I the only one who thinks Emily is a PRIME suspect regarding some other heroes secret identity?

Diamond655
Diamond655
3 years ago
Reply to  Steven

Skin color is different, hair is different, there are literally no similarities between Emily and Captain Prime that I can tell.

MightyThor34
3 years ago
Reply to  Diamond655

Honestly I really thought Prime was Lilah at first

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  MightyThor34

The first Prime appearance or two we didn’t get a good look at her, but honestly I don’t get why people keep on assuming that every secondary or primary female character is apparently Captain Prime, INCLUDING ones who have effectively no similarities outside of both being female.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Steven

Stop.

It’s time to STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP.

Spam. And speed.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Joystick

?

How did I DO that?

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
3 years ago

I definitely want to play Dad of War. Just gonna be a little while sadly.

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  FITCamaro

Best. Title. Ever.

Rotsuken
Rotsuken
3 years ago

Oh Ethan. You poor fool.
Emily is so nice, she likes awkwardness and understands it. She would be perfect. Or can’t you handle that she’s D.Va main?

Urainkhali
Urainkhali
3 years ago

So… it was both standart Ethan’ism and a bit of fake foolery, trying to sabotage the date, probably subconsciously then?

demoncat_4
demoncat_4
3 years ago

and it begins a love triangle with ethan emily and lila or a love square since lila only likes ethan super hero ego . who will ethan end up with if any one

Brent
Brent
3 years ago

^Γ·=&^Γ·#&#^!&=&Γ·&#!!^^!!;!^:!^!;GODDAMMIT NO ETHAN NO! STOP! BAD! I WILL LOCK YOU IN A ROOM WITH JOEL AND KRATOS AND TELL THEM THAT YOU’VE KIDNAPPED BOTH ELLIE AND ATREUS!

mandoschMUh
mandoschMUh
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Made my day! πŸ˜€

mandoschMUh
mandoschMUh
3 years ago

ETHAN! Once in your pathetic live don’t FAIL!

Vlad
Vlad
3 years ago

I wish I could play Dad of War now, but I’ll have to wait a while for my backlog to complete. The good news is that by then maybe the Game of the Year edition is out with all the expansions hahaha.

Brendan Keating
Brendan Keating
3 years ago

So love triangle is awesome, and I really like it. Just pleaaaaase don’t ice box emily…..

JTC
JTC
3 years ago

As someone who’s been reading CAD almost since the beginning (took a long break after the reboot) I just can’t bring myself to care about Emily… Lilah will always be Ethan’s true love for me. πŸ˜‰

Hopefully Lilah presence in the new series will increase from now on.

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  JTC

Based on his current actions, it might be that way. Let us pray it stays that way.

ThisGuy
ThisGuy
3 years ago

I like this story and i like the characters. I really hope you don’t drag out this romantic conflict too much.

i’m trusting you with this. keep it interesting.

Bryan Porter
Bryan Porter
3 years ago

I’m really enjoying this storyline. Thanks for the great entertainment.

Rex Vivat
Rex Vivat
3 years ago

Wait, ONN? Onion News Network?

aaron Smith
aaron Smith
3 years ago

eh lukas wasnt gay in the origional timeline…. i hate when people retcon shit loseing my interest

AlbinoRhino
AlbinoRhino
3 years ago
Reply to  aaron Smith

Yes because fuck Tim for wanting to explore different possibilities with his characters and see how that naturally evolves the story. How could he…?

Dakala
Dakala
3 years ago
Reply to  aaron Smith

This whole timeline is a retcon. The previous timeline ended a long, long time ago. The slate was wiped clean and we’ve started over.

I don’t mind this timeline, personally. The characters feel a bit more real than they used to, and there’s actual interesting character development. It’s not just the crazy guy who does funny things, the level-headed room-mate who tries to keep Crazy Man under control, the Gamer Girlfriend who puts up with the crazy stuff, and the homicidal maniac. There’s actually a story.

aaron Smith
aaron Smith
3 years ago
Reply to  Dakala

If you want to explore different things i say make new charactors i dislike such massive changes with existing charactors, Or at least make the ahem situation absolutely clear from the get go of the new storyline this just kind of breaks it a bit for me. But thats just my opinion, ill just be checking for updates less thats all

Brendan
Brendan
3 years ago
Reply to  aaron Smith

They weren’t superheroes in the last timeline either, but you’re not complaining about that. Stop trying to legitimize your homophobia.

Piper
Piper
3 years ago

Is that a guy in Lucas bed?

aaron Smith
aaron Smith
3 years ago
Reply to  Piper

yep apparently hes very gay note the used condom wrapper on the night stand

Dante
Dante
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

The way Lucas has been constructed in the reeboot, I really thought it was bi, he could find attractive any one

MacLeod
MacLeod
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

So on a scale from one to gay, he could overload a gaydar the size of NORAD?

Falling
Falling
3 years ago
Reply to  Piper

Actually it was Lucas in Andrews bed. Lucas had to go “home” to get a change of clothing.

Austin
Austin
3 years ago

Know this is a bit of an old observation, but I just want to say I like how new Lucas has a more defined physique. Original Lucas was big, but because he always wore the same shirt you couldn’t see his body, so I always assumed he was a little…chunky. Nothing wrong with that – I’m a bit chunky myself – but just nice to see look back and see how much things have evolved.

Also, I know it makes sense for him to be in better shape in the reboot, so no one has to point that out.

Sigurther
Sigurther
3 years ago

UPS Gal is way cooler. Knowing drama as I do, she’ll turn out to be a robot clone alien hologram created by the Evil Villain (TM) to bait Ethan, Lilah will save him from her, they’ll fall in love, get pregnant and..

Well, we all know how that will end.

The Legacy
The Legacy
3 years ago

Here’s a question… is the woman in this comic the same one as UPS girl? If so, I wonder her motives…

If it’s not… well DONT DO IT ETHAN SHES PERFECT FOR YOU

oddbhrf
oddbhrf
3 years ago

How is Lucas’ hair perfect? He literally just woke up.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  oddbhrf

When you use that much product, it just naturally has a life of its own and forms back to its original shape. Sort of like the T-1000.

Metalbunny1980
Metalbunny1980
3 years ago

Am I the only one still hoping, that all of this is happening due to a major disturbance in space time, that was caused by the whole time-travelling incident, that led to the end of the original comic-storyline? Oh I really wish for Ethan and Lilah finding their way back together in this timeline. Reading the end of the old storyline still makes me shed tears. It was the perfect ending, but I still hope that it wasn’t the end…

Deus Vult
Deus Vult
3 years ago

Good bye. And thanks for all the fish. Damn I will miss y’all.

Deus Vult

MacLeod
MacLeod
3 years ago

I have to say, not sure about this new version of Lucas, not because he’s gay, but because he aid “I can’t with” .. which is a far bigger problem than anything else that could of happened.

=P

Ashi
Ashi
3 years ago

Ashamed it took me as long as it did to realize that was Ethan looking at Lilah.

Gav
Gav
3 years ago

you get that D lucas!!!

Banshee
Banshee
3 years ago

Isn’t Lilah the hero that saved Ethan and Lucas from Zeke?

Khaine
Khaine
3 years ago

hope Lilah and Ethan comes together again.

The Relationship from this two in the old comic just reminded me so much about me and my wife πŸ™‚

Zaratuir
Zaratuir
3 years ago

I saw the ONN on the badges and thought for a moment that Lilah worked for Onion News Network.

Declan
Declan
3 years ago

Can we take a sec to notice the writer/creators have made this version of lucas bi/gay? So instead of dealing w/ his psycho gf issues he’s just switched teams?

Joystick
Joystick
3 years ago
Reply to  Declan

Different universe. Not my choice.

InnerMedic
InnerMedic
3 years ago

I just read through everything up to this point in Analog and D-Pad after taking a long break reading anything here after the end of the original universe. I’m torn between wanting Ethan back with Lilah, and him moving on in a different direction this time. I think having echoes of 1.0 present without making a things line up the same is great. I was also emotionally invested in Ethan and Lilah. So I”m back as a reader. Which in the grand scale is unimportant, true. You have plenty of people who I’m sure kept on reading your comics after… Read more »

TIM THE TAT MAN
TIM THE TAT MAN
7 months ago

wait was lucas sleeping with another dude?