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Four Hundred And One

February 19, 2018 by Tim


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3 years ago

Accurate

foducool
foducool
3 years ago

dad of the year

Bram
Bram
3 years ago
Reply to  foducool

A normal dad having having his peiorities straight*

foducool
foducool
3 years ago
Reply to  Bram

that’s so rare nowadays

Ralgon
Ralgon
3 years ago

Gamer dads everywhere both laugh at and share your pain!

Rafał
Rafał
3 years ago

…and that’s why I play only after my children go to sleep.
Besides, that kid’s face says: “Read that goddamn book, or I’ll tell mom, that you don’t play with me!”

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
3 years ago
Reply to  Rafał

Yeah unless my kids are sleeping, no way do I get to play games. I managed a little Super Mario Odyssey for about 5 minutes after my son woke up from his nap yesterday. And there was one day where in the morning he actually sat and watched me play Knack 2.

Maybe when he’s 4-5…

Boltasar
Boltasar
3 years ago

He’s playing on ps4. He could have suspended the software to pause.

Xero
Xero
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Ive had the same issue w overwatch

Mike
Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Predator in the Wildlands DLC has killed me many times because of this.

Cameron
Cameron
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

An exercise in patience.

Eric Blackburn
Eric Blackburn
3 years ago
Reply to  Boltasar

*sigh* look mom there are things called online games. You can’t pause online games. No they won’t just wait.

Wumbo
Wumbo
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Blackburn

Next time she’s on the phone: Mom can’t you just pause the phonecall? Waddya mean it can’t wait?

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

As a father of 3, i can totally relate to this.

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

Sums up parenthood well.

Marc
Marc
3 years ago

Love the five black cats! At least it’s not Dora…

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Every day at my house.

Jess Sagui
Jess Sagui
3 years ago

You a good dad. I know people who’d yell at their kids instead of pausing the game for five minutes.

MadKiefer
MadKiefer
3 years ago
Reply to  Jess Sagui

You can’t pause online sessions. But the true solution remains… Play when they sleep.

The Legacy
The Legacy
3 years ago
Reply to  MadKiefer

Wait… kids sleep? 😛

Destino
Destino
3 years ago
Reply to  The Legacy

Not mine, I’m preaty sure he’s a force of the nature, a primal being, something that came out of the legends. Other day I was trying to catch up in destiny with my pallas, they already have burned all the damn content. But they are such a nice bunch and were giving me the condescending walk trough the game. And I already had put my boy to bed. So he wakes up, goes to my living room and lay down on the sofa at my side… Stays up trying to help me until 3:30 Am. Then I finished the game… Read more »

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Destino

One day, the child goes out to see the ocean. While on the boat, you hear a rumbling. Suddenly, water begins to froth, and the waves are hurled upwards, creating a vortex around your boat. The ring of water closes in on your child, and places him gently into the grand whirlpool. For the time has come for the child to no longer walk among the ilk of men, and to instead begin his training as heir to the throne of Pontus, the Primordial Titan of the Ocean.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  MadKiefer

Either you do not have young’uns, or it’s been a long time since you’ve had a child that young, or you somehow got the magical million-in-one-chance unicorn child who actually sleeps when they’re supposed to and doesn’t horribly murder your own sleep.

No. When the kid sleeps, you sleep. If you stay up to play video games, that is sleep you do not get back.

Sincerely, a guy who only got three and a half freakin’ hours of sleep last night, thank you very much.

MadMike
MadMike
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I have a kid, thanks. And she sleeps, thanks again. I get my gaming time, my wife time, everything. Maybe it’s just the way we treat her, maybe we’re lucky. Your choice 🙂
We do not sleep when the kid / infant / baby sleeps.

Fong
Fong
3 years ago
Reply to  MadKiefer

I thought the magical solution was to not have children.

Cameron
Cameron
3 years ago
Reply to  Fong

I agree.

Nextgener
Nextgener
3 years ago

And This is why I don’t Procreate.

…yes, that’s the only reason…

FellowFather
FellowFather
3 years ago

I know that pain. I’ve read “Oh the places you’ll go” so many times I just recitw it from memory now while she looks at the pictures.

Jean-Sébastien Dumaresq
Jean-Sébastien Dumaresq
3 years ago

I feel that the evilness that the anjanath is is pretty well represented here.

First monster in world that killed me until i got to hight rank … he has some nasty wombo combo that one

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago

Go play MH3 Ultimate for a few days
You’ll think it is a recolored Great Baggi

Gwen Soul
Gwen Soul
3 years ago

Hahaha, I knew that book as soon as the first panel was up. This is the reason for no online games for me right now.

Adam Hackney
Adam Hackney
3 years ago

I have 3 kids, 8, 5 and 2. That’s all I hear, play with me or read to me. The only time I can play any games is after they go to bed. I feelnyour pain. Cheers

Auns
3 years ago

Welcome to modern fatherhood. Good job buddy!

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago

“Jaws are bad, claws are bad, tails are bad”

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago

Oh my god. That is actually, down to the glare on Panel 3, exactly my life yesterday. Except replace that book with “Hippos Go Beserk!” by Sandra Boynton.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Oh, and replace Monster Hunter with Axiom Verge on my Switch.

Steelbreaker
Steelbreaker
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

1 Hippo all alone, calls 2 Hippos on the phone!

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Steelbreaker

3 Hippos at the door bring along another 4!

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

I remember these days. It was Brown Bear for my son. Now he would rather play portal knights with me. Which is fun for a bit. But it’s all he wants to play now. Oh well it’s time together that counts.

GadgetGirl
GadgetGirl
3 years ago

Don’t worry….when they get older, they ask you each night; “Are you gonna go play games now?” and then you wonder why they are so insistent about getting you out of the room where their computer is. And when they move out, you get to turn their room into a gaming room.

Chinpo
Chinpo
3 years ago

kids are simultaneously the worst and the best.

Annales
Annales
3 years ago

This is why I go work in an office in daytime.

Charlie
Charlie
3 years ago

Replace the kid with a dog. And the book with pacing back and forth. And the talking with grunting about needing to shit and or piss and thats how it goes for me.

Brent
Brent
3 years ago

All it’s missing is your teammates wondering where the —- you are while they’re getting slaughtered

tiamatt
tiamatt
3 years ago

I know it’s regarded as a pain but I loved reading to my kid and imo moments like those are priceless. Video games or any other sort of entertainment will come and go but your little kid will only stay a little kid for such a short amount of time, all too soon they’ll read their own books and find their own ways to have fun without you. Just saying treasure the time when all they want is for you to spend time with them and read their favorite books because that time goes all too quickly.

Canterrain
Canterrain
3 years ago
Reply to  tiamatt

I don’t think Tim is saying otherwise here. Notice he still puts down the controller and reads the book, even if it is time number 401.

But showing it as a precious moment wouldn’t have had the same impact, probably wouldn’t have fit them theme of CAD.

tiamatt
tiamatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Canterrain

I don’t think he is either, just wanted to say that you’d never realize how true the phrase “they grow up so fast” is until you’d experience it for yourself.

Mitoni
Mitoni
3 years ago

Just wait Tim. Mine is 6 now, and if I don’t lock my PC, he will load up Overwatch when I’m not looking…

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

This is so damn true.

Joe Snuffy
Joe Snuffy
3 years ago

It is heartening to see all the support in the comments. Gamer parents who have their priorities in line. Dig it. Good job.

James
James
3 years ago

This is SOOOO accurate i literaly LOLed when reading this comic; the wife wondered what I was laughing at and then joined in with me hahahaha

Daminica
Daminica
3 years ago

From expierience I can tell this is very, very accurate.

Gaulwa
Gaulwa
3 years ago

Get yourself some farcaster. At least you can jump back to camp while your allies finishes the monster.

Biff Tannen
Biff Tannen
3 years ago

Kid and a dog. If it not one, it’s the other. Makes playing anything online hard. Although can’t wait til the lil ones old enough to play tabletop dnd. And walk the dog while I game.

Jenny
Jenny
3 years ago

So real. Right in the “GO TO SLEEP!!!” feels.

Forge
Forge
3 years ago

Oh man, as the father of a soon-to-be One year old, I can relate. Though, she does love sitting in my lap and watching Link roaming the wilds, I had to get her her own controller (unplugged) so she could “play” too.

MadMike
MadMike
3 years ago
Reply to  Forge

This. It’s HOW you do it. My girl will be a great gamer ^^

Kyle
Kyle
3 years ago

Anyone else hear “Cat’s in the Cradle” in the background?

Ryan
Ryan
3 years ago

And sadly this is why I have limited my game play to Civilization other turn based games… I don’t ask for one more turn… just one turn… seriously… daddy only wants to have one… fine… The Magic Bunny…

Merlin
Merlin
3 years ago

My nephew has a book called “go the f**k to sleep” and there is a video of Samuel L. Jackson reading it on youtube.

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

I get this everyday when I get home from work. 20 minutes (if I am lucky) until the bus drops my son off. I have lost count of the number of times I’ve had my Y-Wing in SWBF2 just fly off in to nothing whilst I answer the door and then lose the game to my son lol

Jose
Jose
3 years ago

My daughter used to do this when she was younger. Then she asked if she could play and now she’s the healer to my tank in Final Fantasy 14. She’s 7. Not sure if I did a good thing lol.

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

You’re a good dad, Tim. Never forget that. When he gets older, he’s going to tell you otherwise, but he knows. He knows..

Agustin
Agustin
3 years ago

If you had truly read it 400 times you could say it ad verbatim while hunting the monsters.

Aaron
Aaron
3 years ago

OH. MY. GOD.

My kid wants me to read that book so much that we both have it memorized. He’s 3. Glad to know I’m not the only one tortured with the 5 black cats that sit in a row beneath the moonlight.

MasterofBalance
MasterofBalance
7 months ago

Besides, one hunt could take hours, maybe more. Might as well kill twi birds with one stone.

Gaelex
Gaelex
5 months ago

“Children should be seen, not heard.”
Old but gold.