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November 19, 2018 by Tim

That’s right, we’ve moved to a new store! By the time this post goes live, the store should be up at this link! Ctrl+Alt+Del has joined the SharkRobot family so that we can again produce some shirts and other cool stuff! And boy do we have shirts. Our new store features an entirely new line of shirts, including a new Winter-een-mas design for 2019! And on top of that, we’ve also got our first-ever limited enamel pins in stock! I’m excited to see how these do, and if they do well, we’ll definitely do more pins in the future!

SharkRobot offers free shipping on all US orders over $60, and free international shipping on all orders over $100 (and that’s always in effect). Plus, as luck would have it, today is also the start of their Black Friday sale! So with the code BLACKFRIDAY18, you can save 15% off your entire order!

Currently all of these shirt designs (but especially a few, like the Monster Hunter ones) are limited runs. Meaning we’ll offer them for a little while, and then discontinue them. If some designs prove popular, we may keep them around longer, but as a general rule if you see a shirt you like, don’t wait. It might not be available later.

The pins, which are roughly 1″ and come on a graphic card, are also limited by quantity, and once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. But like I said, if people like them we can do other characters, and maybe a special design each year for Winter-een-mas.

So please, head on over and check it out, see if anything catches your eye, and maybe treat someone (or yourself) to an early Christmas present!


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BakaGrappler
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BakaGrappler

“Oh Gods.”

Plural? I want more info on this. Is the church of gaming active in this world, or is Judeo/Christian faith not the legal and ethical cornerstone of western society in this orld like in ours? Or are there heros running around that are proven to be deities of pantheons, thus accepting the idea of not just A god, but Multiple gods?

Or is it a typo?

mandoschMUh
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mandoschMUh

I think it’s intended.
Even if it’s not related to the CoG, it could be related to SMITE….or stuff 😀

And I think it’s totally fitting Ethan’s personality.

@Comic:
Oh boy…that’s a shitty situation to be in. The look on Lucas’ face is priceless, though 😀

foducool
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foducool

knowing Ethan, it’s probably important figures of the video gaming industry lol

EMMachine
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EMMachine

Sadly I think, it’s because of this universe Lilah. But yeah, it’s really a shitty situation.

It's a me
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It's a me

I know it’s been a while, but don’t you all remember Ethan’s meeting with the Gods of Gaming? It was in the previous universe, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t there as well…

Rex Vivat
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Rex Vivat

I dunno about him, but I started pluralizing it after I got fed up with christians insisting that using any turn of phrase that used the word “god” meant that I was secretly (or worse, subconsciously) a believer and was denying it because I just wanted to be a rebel.

Jéquiyot
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Jéquiyot

This. I use the plural, usually saying either “Gods above” or, if I’m really shocked, “good Gods of all that is green”. Oppression by Christians gets really annoying after a while.

Anon
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Anon

hmm the other ethan also said “oh gods” before he died

reb
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reb

He might just be a Battlestar Galactica fan…

Daniel
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Daniel

That’s it. Old Ethan started using the word „gods“ ever since BSG became popular.

Seriously, almost no one remembers that? I feel old…

Edward
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Edward

If you don’t want to date Emily, would you mind if I asked her out? Could I get her number?

NNextremNN
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NNextremNN

Your actions are the result or a reflection of your underlying personality. So if he already has a problem with these small minor things there is a good chance they will find more severe underlying differences that actually can become a problem later on. And despite what some people say people are usually more drawn/attracted to equally minded people.

And honestly what kind of monster plays shooter with inverted controls??? I never understood why this even was an option.

Rex Vivat
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Rex Vivat

I think the only real problem he has with her is that she’s not Lilah.

Swiftbow
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I can’t play those games UNLESS I have inverted controls. Moving the mouse up to aim up? Madness!

inverted4life
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inverted4life

#EthanIsWrong

“Inverted” controls are completely natural, and it’s “normal” that’s unnatural. You don’t push a camera forward to get a better view of what’s in the air, you pull it back. Same with your head, you tilt it back to look up.

That unnatural “pull/tilt back to look down” nonsense is what should be called inverted, because it’s opposite of what you’d naturally, normally do.

And forget Ethan looking for reasons not to date Emily, Emily should ditch Ethan over this one. ?

Erin
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Erin

you know, I never really thought about inverted controls like that… that makes total sense to me!

Though I still won’t use them lol too difficult for me

knux
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knux

Your argument is as valid as saying “It’s totally natural to steer left to go right.”
There is no stick at the back of your head, controlling where you look.
If something is above you, you’re not thinking “uh-oh, better look down”.
You just think “up”.

In the end, it’s a matter of personal preference. I still think inverted is an awfully weird choice though.

inverted4life
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inverted4life

Your head IS the stick. Just as you tilt your head back to look up in reality, you tilt the stick back to look up in a video game.

Erik B
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Erik B

Just to assist with playing devil’s advocate;

If your neck is the stick and all gaming controllers joysticks have a stick (or neck) below the thumb part, then pushing forward *SHOULD* look down.

Therefore, inverted4life makes a VERY convincing argument.

He’s still wrong. But at least is right while being wrong 😉

PS: Full Disclosure, I initially wrote this argument to prove you wrong, inverted. Till of course I realised that it was I who was wrong. GG.

BakaGrappler
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BakaGrappler

Except for people who started the “control your line of sight” system with flight simulators, like myself. Those hard wire the brain to the control stick system, and now, unless I invert the axis, I can’t get immersed in games. It all depends on what type of system you are first introduced to, bro. Maybe Emily started her gaming career on X-Wing games?

inverted4life
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inverted4life

BTW, I completely agree that it’s personal preference. Just having a bit of fun in tune with Ethan’s reaction.

Casra
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Casra

Aircraft controls, Pull back to go up, push forward to go down. It’s really not a hard concept.

Swiftbow
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We used to play Goldeneye at different friend’s houses. One of them had the controls set on not inverted… I made him change it because I couldn’t play on that system. I would end up looking at the ceiling or the floor, but couldn’t aim at a damn thing.

Somehow, he could play on either setup and didn’t even notice it when it was changed. But then… he could also somehow bounce the grenade launcher three times off the wall in a L-Shaped hallway to land it in a spawn point just as you were rezzing without stopping to aim.

James Rye
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James Rye

Yeah, but for what reason are you trying to find reasons not to date her? Is it because you find her unattractive? Is it because you wanna bang the hot journalist? Or is it because you see yourself not worthy of a loving relationship and look for reasons you think SHE could leave you and act overboard so that in case it IS the reasons he leaves you you are less hurt because you “totally expected somebody who loves playing jrpg to leave you”?

inverted4life
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inverted4life

“Is it because you wanna bang the hot journalist?”

Ding ding ding ding!!!

https://cad-comic.com/comic/fish-in-the-sea-p19/

James Rye
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James Rye

Well, I just hope Lucas can talk some sense into Ethan.

Jess
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Jess

I feel like we should of seen this coming but nooooooo I like Emily!

inverted4life
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inverted4life

We quite literally did see this coming: https://cad-comic.com/comic/fish-in-the-sea-p19/

SpinelesS
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SpinelesS

Inverted Y axis for life!

Timberfox
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Timberfox

Wasn’t Ethan married before? What happened to his wife?

Croi
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Croi

That was the old timeline before their universe got reset.

Frederic
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Frederic

Universe rebooted

Diamond655
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Diamond655

In 2013, that timeline ended. This is a completely new one. (With superheroes!)

Croi
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Croi

Nah…Ethan you’re not looking for reasons, that’s just the way you are, but no the seed has been planted and you’re beginning to doubt, it’s exactly what’s going to start happening.

Giuliano Marques
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Giuliano Marques

Congrats on the new site, but wI’ll we still be able to get the download version of the books?

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

Somehow Old Ethan was less a terrible person than New Ethan

Scortch
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Scortch

Meh, im all for Lilah. Didn’t really feel the Emily groove myself. And hating fallout, and inverted controls just put the nail in the coffin for me.

James Not-A-Zombie Jameson
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James Not-A-Zombie Jameson

I like to imagine they were just sitting there on a couch and Ethan said that out of nowhere.

Sigurther
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Sigurther

Good looking woman that’s into videgames and can suffer your idiosynchracies? yeah, why would you want to date her? O.o

Grumbler
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Grumbler

So here’s what we got:
No Lilah x Ethan for sake of cliche
Ethan pairs with new girl
Fans love it

Here’s what I predict happens:
Cliche’d and poorly executed breakup because Ethan isn’t with Lilah
Big OOF to comic
Fans don’t like it

But that’s just me, I’m just a grumbler.

Phil B
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Phil B

If she’s not just the Gwen Stacy of Ethan’s Spiderman, Emily is gonna turn out to be a villain, because Lilah exists in this universe. Unless Tim is going for a true restart in that sense, I also think that maybe I read too much TV tropes.

Felina
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Felina

It’s looking like Ethan and Lilah are going to be Strangled by the Red String from the 1.0 universe, whether they like it or not.
A pity. I was really enjoying Emily, and now I’m worried she’ll be written out somehow. I like her relationship with Ethan, and wanna see it grow.

GamerLEN
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GamerLEN

Hah, he says ‘oh gods’ too. I do that in real life myself because I live in a very Christian area and its fun to honk off the more annoying ones. 😛

drakestarkiller
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drakestarkiller

I just have to ask or its going to drive me mad in that second panel is that white stuff in Ethans mouth the oreo?