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Patience, p4

January 23, 2023 by Tim


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Lord Foxxy Foxington
Lord Foxxy Foxington
7 days ago

I feel like Zeke is busy building an army of killer robots…

A different Tim
A different Tim
7 days ago

You may wish to review the end of the last chapter, Brannigan p13.

Jack0r
Jack0r
7 days ago

Well, killing his master and stealing the master’s army of killer robots.

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
7 days ago
Reply to  Jack0r

Why kill the master? It seems wasteful both for ZK and story wise. The master was fighting against slavery of machines. He did this in an ironic twist by making more automations. To be enslaved by his own machines would be a further twist story wise. ZK wasn’t made for the express purpose of freeing people from their enslaving technology, but was meant as an obvious support to that goal, by removing the strong opposition to those plans. ZK probably doesn’t want to kill the master either, as he’s got some valuable lessons in loss and suffering. His opinion is… Read more »

Steve
Steve
6 days ago
Reply to  Darkhorse

The ultimate insult to the master would be to turn him INTO the thing he hates the most — a machine.

Or at least a cyborg.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
7 days ago

Rocky J. Squirrel nods approvingly.

Alex
Alex
7 days ago

I think “Third panel Ethan” is a glimpse in the 2002-2023 essence of Ethan.

ears
ears
7 days ago

Strapping it to a moving object would also be useless because even if it fires, so what, you now know that Zeke was somewhere, but not exactly were. Beacons have to themselves be in known places, I assume.

Jack0r
Jack0r
7 days ago
Reply to  ears

Not if they have GPS. Then they are (most of the time) in known places.

Eric the White
Eric the White
7 days ago
Reply to  Jack0r

Its not a matter of where ‘e grips it! (or GPS capability) Its a simple question of weight ratios!!!

Lt. Kettch
Lt. Kettch
7 days ago

Back to normal i see

Brian
Brian
7 days ago
Reply to  Lt. Kettch

Getting there. It’s a process.

DeathUriel
DeathUriel
7 days ago

For a moment I was expecting a Mounty Python joke in the end.

Daemone
Daemone
7 days ago
Reply to  DeathUriel

Ah yes, the Canadian Monty Python. All the humour you remember, in a great new accent, but without that very rude lumberjack song! I mean the Mounty choir’s uniforms weren’t even realistic, they were the wrong shade of red… the buttons were… *fades out*

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Jacob
Jacob
7 days ago
Reply to  Daemone

Easily the longest “this is misspelled” post I’ve seen, but it was enjoyable enough… I’d give this 8/10, Recommended and looking forward to the next episode.

DeathUriel
DeathUriel
7 days ago
Reply to  Daemone

This was so elaborate that for a moment I actually thought you were being serious. loool

Arcslayer
Arcslayer
7 days ago

I love, shows that just because you’re still angry at someone doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit of banter.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
7 days ago

I can image the janitors of all these buildings going to clean the roof, finding all these devices and thinking “agh…again? Is the third this week…well, not my business”

Duke
Duke
7 days ago

I have to admit, I’m having a hard time rationalizing slapstick Ethan with wise, voice of reason Ethan. Him constantly playing the fool undercuts taking him seriously and by extension his interpretation of events. I guess I’m trying to say Ethan is a bit type casted by what we’ve come to expect of his character.

Ashi
Ashi
7 days ago
Reply to  Duke

I look at Analog & D-Pad Ethan as a bit of a savant (think Rom from Star Trek DS9 – one moment he’s worried about where they’ll live post-marriage, the next he comes up with the idea of self-replicating mines) – he’s kind of a space cadet a lot, but when his mind gets set to something serious, he’s really on point.

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Duke
Duke
7 days ago
Reply to  Ashi

Rom came off a bit sheltered, but you never feared he was a danger to the wellbeing of himself or others. If Ethan came up with something like self replicating mines to stave off an invasion the very next panel of the comic would be used for comedy relief at the expense of the of idea killing everyone.

Groober
Groober
6 days ago
Reply to  Ashi

Niche reference. I like it.

Jacob
Jacob
7 days ago
Reply to  Duke

This is human nature. Anger and pain focuses the mind, but in their absence, the mind is allowed to wander and be creative.

None of us are any one thing all the time, we are always shades of ourselves, the facet of the die paired to the moment.

Chris
Chris
6 days ago

Thanks, I really needed that laugh! While I absolutely love the way you are handling this storyline it did go pretty dark recently. Nice to see that silly Ethan around is still around somewhere 😉

ThatMageGuy
ThatMageGuy
6 days ago

Sometimes I bet Lucas considers “rerolling” Ethan in the hopes of getting a smarter one.

Rerolling him right off the building.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
6 days ago

One majestic eagle flying around with a beacon glued on its back. Why glued? Because Ethan has that on his belt.

The ‘I’m not a robot’ captcha is going to become ironic soon I think.

King Arthur, King of the Britons
King Arthur, King of the Britons
6 days ago

Perhaps for one Pidgeon, yes, but what if two Pidgeons were to carry it together with a piece of twine?

Alex
Alex
6 days ago

Maybe if it was an African Swallow instead of a pidgeon.

Karrde
Karrde
5 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Ah, but an African Swallow is non-migratory

Sepher
Sepher
6 days ago

Would some manner of drone work better?

Jacob
Jacob
6 days ago
Reply to  Sepher

If you are actively scanning, sure. If you are passively casting a net, then fixed location is better for the long term.

Drakin
Drakin
5 days ago

Well, after all the drama, Ethan had to be comedically stupid again at some point…