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Recipient, p1

November 29, 2021 by Tim

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Gonfrask
Gonfrask
10 months ago

Be meritorious that the postman still decided to bring the package, instead of sending back

Tony
Tony
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Maybe he or someone else at the post office recognised Ethan’s address. 😉 I’d guess that it’s very much not the first time a weird addressee is on a package to this address.

HenchmanTwenty1
HenchmanTwenty1
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

That looks more like a FedEx uniform to me, but same principle.

Generic Guest Name
Generic Guest Name
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

At my last job I got bored and edited my own entry in our company rolodex to read “Matt, Highlord of all Creation!” My boss thought it funny, and started having packages for the company delivered to me instead of him that were all addressed to “Matt Dragon-God : Highlord of all Creation”. Apparently, delivery people give zero fucks because we still received all our packages.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Odd vocabulary flex, there. Be deserving of merit that the postman decided to deliver the package?

I don’t think it means what you think it means.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
10 months ago
Reply to  Jaysburn

Could it be, as no native english I can be kicking the dictionary (a spanish expresion for example) without intention.

Hub
Hub
10 months ago

Well I’m intrigued. This is going be intresting.

The Legacy
The Legacy
10 months ago

What state is NW? I’m either pulling a massive blank, or the state is also fictional.

Anshin
Anshin
10 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

I couldn’t figure it out either, tbh. Unless the state is new or formed from the combination of other states?

Bwauder
Bwauder
10 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

Never Was?

Dorander
Dorander
10 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

Fictional world, fictional state. You might equally ask yourself where in our world is the city of “Omnitropolis”…

Del Cox
Del Cox
10 months ago
Reply to  Dorander

Writers typically make up cities, so what happens in their story isn’t a claimed to be a representation of where some people actually live. But, states don’t get replaced any more than a flag gets changed, because that’s information that people readily identify with. A writer would change that when trying to establish “parallel but clearly different”, typically real-world alternate universes, but not “our world with this gimmick”.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
10 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

New Wherever-the-hell-that-is

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
10 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

Though I’m sure there’s an official name for whatever state Omnitropolis is in, I have a sneaking suspicion “NW” was chosen simply because “Nowhere” is a pretty awesome name, if one has a gun put to his head and has to quickly come up with a fictional state abbreviation over Thanksgiving break.

Dr. Gewalt
Dr. Gewalt
10 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

That would be Northrhine-Westphalia, which is a state in Germany.

MS67
MS67
10 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Gewalt

That would be the NRW abbreviation. Sorry, couldn’t resist. Can’t wait to hear yet another justification, from “Z.K”, as to why the meat-bag is still alive. Heh

S1rL0in
S1rL0in
10 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Gewalt

Nidwalden would fit, which is a state (Kanton) in Switzerland.

HenchmanTwenty1
HenchmanTwenty1
10 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

No Where, maybe?

CTOWNS
CTOWNS
10 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

It’s New Wyork

7eggert
7eggert
10 months ago
Reply to  CTOWNS

Ney Work

Anshin
Anshin
10 months ago

, just a small little detail, completely unnecessary, but would be most welcome; California zip codes start with 900**-961** (except 909** & 929**, which are not used at all, and 938** which is only used by the IRS). The numbers start with 900** in SoCal, and work their way up through the numbers as you head north through the state.

evilleet
evilleet
10 months ago
Reply to  Anshin

I am not an american but… do you believe people will try to write (or call) someone in Tim’s Omnitropolis?

Anshin
Anshin
10 months ago
Reply to  evilleet

Not at all, just like to see attention to detail, even in the little things.

Dorander
Dorander
10 months ago
Reply to  evilleet

In his defense, the CA address is the address the package is sent from, not the address of the fictional store of the comic. The most compelling reason however not to use real addresses in fiction is that there are always people who try to contact addresses they see in fiction, just to see who or what is on the other end. It’s baffling to me too, but people do it. For example, when Squid Game recently used a real phone number accidentally because a prefix was added automatically to complete the number, that person’s number was called thousands of… Read more »

John Swift
John Swift
10 months ago
Reply to  Dorander

Yep, unless its real but wasn’t in use and they made where it leads. Some of those are quite funny.

Dan
Dan
10 months ago
Reply to  Dorander

The phone exchange 555 exists solely to be used in fiction.

Del Cox
Del Cox
10 months ago
Reply to  Dan

But that’s the thing. The first three numbers of a phone number are don’t follow any set rules, so could be anything, but area codes have recognition. It’s the same problem as inventing a state; people know such a thing doesn’t exist, which stumbles their suspension of disbelief, because the information attempts to tell the audience where something is, when they know it’s false.

Jack0r
Jack0r
10 months ago
Reply to  Dorander

Unless it is one that you hold. I still think, the Iron Man 3 IP address starting with a 934 is a massive missed opportunity. They could have easily setup a small webserver with “Tony Stark’s Work Computer” or something and used that IP address in the movie. That would have been really cool.

Or at least use one starting with 192.168, 172.16 or 10. Those are local addresses anyways, so there is no one that you could annoy with them, and, considering that Tony would be using the company VPN or something, that would be totally realistic.

Darkstand
Darkstand
10 months ago
Reply to  Jack0r

Chance that someone tries to hack that webserver?
98.6%

7eggert
7eggert
10 months ago
Reply to  Darkstand
Paul Hopper
Paul Hopper
10 months ago
Reply to  Dorander

you mentioning people contacting addresses also applies to phone numbers. tv show Scrubs one episode the character changed his phone number to CALL-TUR(K). It just happened to be the cellphone number for one of their phones. The rest of the shows run during downtime between filming scenes various cast would answer the number and talk to fans lol.

Merendel
Merendel
10 months ago
Reply to  Dorander

Either that or use the public number for the IRS or FBI just because funny.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
10 months ago
Reply to  evilleet

Well…people start calling to the Squig Game cell phone, wich turned to be a real number of someone without any link to the show

7eggert
7eggert
10 months ago
Reply to  evilleet

Yes they do. Only few do, but once a number is popular …

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
10 months ago
Reply to  Anshin

but would be most welcome”

Except to any person who actually happens to live at the real address you to want to put into the strip. 🙄

Anshin
Anshin
10 months ago

Except for the fact that the city would still be fictional, as would the rest of the address (since if the city doesn’t exist, neither does the street address).

Kaisoni
Kaisoni
10 months ago
Reply to  Anshin

Is there any evidence that CA is meant to even be California in this fictional world?

Jacob
Jacob
10 months ago
Reply to  Anshin

Nice catch. With most addresses being fake, I don’t even check for realism, though that zip code puts it somewhere in the Midwest rather than California (more like Minnesota).

Arcatus
Arcatus
10 months ago
Reply to  Anshin

Has the phonenumber been removed or something? There is no phonenumber on the package now…?

Dorander
Dorander
10 months ago

What does Ethan have to be upset about? The robot is happy, that’s a good sign!

Of course he gets mail, he’s hooked up to the Internet.

Package package package!

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
10 months ago
Reply to  Dorander

I’m more interested in what funds ZK used to pay for whatever is inside the package.
Did the robot manage to find employment online? Mined some crypto? Gathered donations for the future of Automatia? … I could go on.

Dagroth
Dagroth
10 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

…Or somehow got a hold of one of their credit cards (he has network access and is a computer, maybe he managed to intercept the data and decrypt it).

Scott
Scott
10 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Maybe he has his vary own Patreon account.

Paweł Zdanowski
Paweł Zdanowski
10 months ago
Reply to  Dorander

Kind of disappointed the delivery guy does not look more like Norman Reedus 😉

Dagroth
Dagroth
10 months ago

Why Norman Reedus?

(admittedly, I had to look him up, as the name didn’t ring a bell – looking at the movies he’s in, as far as I can remember, I only saw him in “Boondock Saints” movies)

I was reminded of that courier woman Ethan used to date, I think her name was Emily? If that’s her though, she got really good as disguises. 😉

Jack0r
Jack0r
10 months ago
Reply to  Dagroth

You looked in the wrong category 😉
He plays the main character in Death Stranding: A delivery man who carries an unborn baby in a bottle on his chest. Yes, the game is seriously weird.

Last edited 10 months ago by Jack0r
Dagroth
Dagroth
10 months ago
Reply to  Jack0r

Oh. I didn’t play it, so wouldn’t get it, alas.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
10 months ago
Reply to  Jack0r

Arguably, if Delivery Guy had a creepy unborn baby floating in a tank on his chest, I don’t think the line about “can’t you nerds be normal for once” would have had the same effect.

Paweł Zdanowski
Paweł Zdanowski
10 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Hahaha, that would be awesome though 😀

Last edited 10 months ago by Paweł Zdanowski
Leon
Leon
10 months ago

Ethan the Fleshy………..

CombatMagi
CombatMagi
10 months ago

Its obviously a different postal service but I wonder whatever happened with Emily I don’t remember them ever officially breaking up though I guess it was only a first date.

Last edited 10 months ago by CombatMagi
Lincoln Craven-Brightman
Lincoln Craven-Brightman
10 months ago
Reply to  CombatMagi

I think you missed a big arc, they had a huge drawn out blowout over a lot series of dates (to do with a very strong ideological disagreement).

CombatMagi
CombatMagi
10 months ago

It looks like your right. That rang a bell and went back to look. I forgot about alot of that. Guess I’m spending my afternoon rereading Analog and D-Pad.

Tim
Tim
10 months ago

The word “fleshy” on a mailing label. First time for everything, I suppose.

HenchmanTwenty1
HenchmanTwenty1
10 months ago

The United States must be a lot smaller in this other universe if a CA address has a zip code that starts with a 5. I only noticed as I ran a small shipping department. CA zips all start with a 9. Maybe it’s some clue hidden in the comic? Nah…

Critic
Critic
10 months ago

Meh. I really haven’t enjoyed the new Ethan and Lucas. I think it was a poor choice to reuse them from the original CAD when you obviously wanted to go such a different route. Also I find the superhero storyline frankly just plain boring compared to your one-shots and other series. Oh well.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
10 months ago
Reply to  Critic

OK.

Logan
Logan
10 months ago
Reply to  Critic

The only person forcing you to partake in it is… you.

Critic
Critic
10 months ago
Reply to  Logan

Shrug. Meh I am enjoying Star-caster and especially the Console wars. So I stick around for that.

7eggert
7eggert
10 months ago
Reply to  Critic

I usually hate that, too, but here I was OK with it. The original timeline was closed etc. pp.. With Spidey they created a new origin movie until they were out of origins.

HonoredMule
HonoredMule
10 months ago

Package!

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
10 months ago

Well glad to see Scott didn’t blow him up instantly.

Hydrohead
Hydrohead
10 months ago

I bought a Dell laptop from their commercial division. (because that’s where they sell giant laptops running Ubuntu)
When filling out the purchaser information, my “business name” was a required field. Since I am not a business, I jokingly put in “Cat House”. I like cats and it has a double meaning.

Now I constantly get junk mail from Dell that is addressed to Mr. Hydroheads Cat House.