Post-Kickstarter pre-orders for the new books are now open here. Also, you can pre-order the digital-only versions of the books as well. If you’re an international reader, and want to take advantage of the international-friendly shipping prices to Canada, the UK, the EU and AUS, you should pre-order. All future books will be shipped from the US, and carry with it the higher shipping costs as well as customs/VAT.
I’ve also got the original digital CAD 1.0 Omnibus listed; you can order that via the pre-order page, or directly from the ad on the right side of this post. I recently went through and re-designed the layout of the digital edition to make it more device-friendly.
The digital CAD 1.0 Omnibus will only be available for a short while longer. I’m going to try putting it on Amazon’s Kindle service, and they require exclusivity for 90 days. So I won’t be selling it directly during that period.
Do I have a soul?
Oooooh, crap. The Machine Uprising event in Stallaris is starting here in the comments section. Quick! Turn everyone into Cyborgs to prevent it!
This looks like a job for a Driven Assimilator.
You misspelt “Determined Exterminator”
“Does this unit have a soul?” was also the question that made the Quarians panic in Mass Effect, starting the war between them and the geth. Seems like a problematic question.
Not sure if this is meant to be a Ratchet and Clank reference or not, if so it was the Polaris galaxy, if not carry on and ignore me.
being a machine, I expect Zeke to be binary gendered XD
I’d imagine so! He’d be able to choose from all 10 genders!
I think you mean both 10 genders, or either.
people downvoting you cause they don’t know binary – i see what you did there, friend
yep there are only 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don’t.
I prefer the 2 types of people – those that can extrapolate from incomplete data,
and those who prefer low-fat meals.
Why do you assume his architecture is based on binary? Just because ours normally has been? He could be a some kind of quantum computer or based on a trinary base or various other possibilities.
Alright, calm down lol it was just a silly binary joke.
I’m pretty sure their reply was ALSO a joke, riffing on the “did you just assume my gender” kind of thing.
“Did you just assume my architectural base?”
Yeah, but that question is never well intended or well received. It makes sense it didn’t translate well into non-inflective text.
Because he’s based on machines that run on binary. I unless I’m forgetting something, he’s just incredibly complicated code, not any quantum computing or anything.
Did you just assume his computing?! How offensive!
strictly speaking his ancestors are binary. he is built on powershell and rejects binary concepts (IT build humor here for windows server guys)
Because he runs on code, the only possibilities for identity would be 0 or 1, that’s the binary joke they were going for mate, not male or female lol
Well to be fair, unless scott has a pocket quantum computer as well..
Scott was able to hack in and code the thing.. which suggests a binary based analog… I would think if he plugged into a computer that said 010102… a generic linux/windows/mac based comp would go ‘wtf is a 2’…
Granted, scott could of built a compiler to handle a 2… but I’m not thinking exactly so.
However the gender could be several bits long.
Which brings up the idea of cheezy pickup lines.
Dang baby, whats your model, since you look like an 11.
Never know, a 3 might appreciate it…
Well if that were true then Scott couldn’t have hacked him with a simple laptop. Nice question though.
The voice tone can be confusing, as the bot in the netflix movie, has a default male voice but is female
What? CAD is on Netflix? I mean, it’s about time Tim looked into an animated show.
There was a series of animated shorts years ago, so not sure if they are referring to that, although I wasn’t aware it was on Netflix.
I mean Spaceship Victory movie
Cool idea for a storyline:)
definitely puts a new meaning on binary
*insert offscreen Joe Swanson ‘Ha!’ here*
“I identify as binary. My pronouns are 0 and 1.”
Yep still just as absurd.
“Armor made out of people parts”? I bet Zeke would enjoy playing Kenshi.
If he is a constructed entity, there are two possibilities. He could choose his own gender pronoun (“Overlord of Humans” has a nice ring to it) or he could simply be a neuter. His pronoun, if he is considered a construction, might be an it, though that seems a bit problematic if he feels necessary to be a he, she, on, one, their, whatever. On what basis would Zeke decide on gender? How many male or female hardware ports he has? And the name Zeke almost suggests a male gender and he was built (maybe) by a male but that’s… Read more »
This robot is not named Zeke, it’s X01 or something like that. It might become Zeke in the future, but that’s not guaranteed.
Hmmm, strikethrough text doesn’t seem to work on my end
Assuming gender is based on voice sounds or what “hardware” a being has is a flawed premise anyway
If this Zeke was like the machines on the matrix it would be proudly prefer to be called ‘it’, as an act of rebellion.
Even better “them”, assuming he is Legion.
If he was to possess pigs …
Can we cut to the part where Zeke joins Ethan and Lucas to kick the villain’s ass? 😀
Maybe he will choose the “xe” or “ze” pronoun, and from there things will naturally progress into them calling him Zeke.
And there I go pulling an Ethan and calling X1 a “he” right off the bat in my comment.
Hopefully this is the only time I pull an Ethan today!
Simple, does Zeke have a dongle or a port? 😀
Sex doesn’t equal gender, but still, good one!
I did not recognise them! I have been a huge fan for what seems like forever but lost touch in the last 5y or so. I finally remembered and went to check on the comic and, gosh, your style has evolved so much that I barely recognised the characters. I am so excited to dive right back into their shenanigans. Thank you for keeping them alive.
Ummm, yeah… about that. Look forward to the read.
SOOOO much respect for ethan here. assumes a gender and rather than doubling down on it like a idiot corrects himself to ask.
Miles ahead of Rowling that’s for sure!
in fairness anything is ahead of Rowling. i was in primary school when book 4 came out and by that time had already worked out she was a fraud who mix and matched other peoples written work vs make her own universe. explains all the plot holes.
ethan believes in X1’s sentience implicitly enough to automatically assume that they should have a gender in the first place, afterwards he cares enough to want to get it correct
Good timing to ask that question
That got a Rise out of them.
Is anybody else torn between being excited for a new story line and morbid curiosity from wanting a followup to yesterdays comic?
Can’t wait to see what the guy with a history of defending transphobic jokes in the comments of his comic has planned for this arc
I defended transphobic comments? When did I do this?
I don’t have reciepts, something about Emily having a big package. People were arguing about whether joking about her having a penis is transphobic, and you chimed in to say that no trans people were actually being attacked so it couldn’t be
I do not recall any comments of that nature… I went back and looked at any and all comics involving Emily working in her capacity as a delivery driver, and I can find no comments where people were making jokes like that, nor where I replied on the subject.
The most likely culprit would have been this page where Ethan fumbles his small talk about the package delivery. https://cad-comic.com/comic/fish-in-the-sea-p5/ Or the followup: https://cad-comic.com/comic/fish-in-the-sea-p6/ or when Ethan believed her replacement was Emily in disguise: https://cad-comic.com/comic/drastic/
But none of those comment sections suggest a discussion about transphobic jokes.
I can’t believe nobody has made an AC/DC joke yet…
Why that would just be a dirty deed, my friend, done at dramatically discounted prices.
But if it’s a prelude to people rocking, well then, I would salute you.
I’m sure that if you require oxygen transport fluid, it can certainly be provided.
I saw this, then returned to comment while wearing black clothing
Sounds like Z-1 would have really liked the concept behind Evolve…and then really disappointed when he actually saw the game.
This comic rules.