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October 19, 2018 by Tim

Okay, well, we had enough interest to move forward with getting these books to the EU. Now it’s time to see if we have enough follow-through. There is a button below to pre-order a CAD 1.0 Box set, delivered anywhere in Europe (except Russia, Israel and Turkey, more on that in a moment), for $120.

We have 34 books left, the last of these that I have to sell ever, and they are first-come first served. I will take orders for the next week, or until they are all ordered, whichever comes first. As soon as they are all ordered, I will direct the warehouse to arrange freight to the EU for distribution. This will take a while. They’ll most likely be traveling by boat, and I’ll have a better idea about travel time once they’re en route, but be aware that moving these books will take a while. You are pre-ordering in order to move these in bulk to Europe to save on shipping. You will not have your book days after you order, just FYI.

If you place an order, and we don’t end up with enough follow-through (ie, the books don’t get ordered), I will simply refund your pre-order at the end of the week. So if you want one of these, order soon.

And if you happen to live in Russia, Israel or Turkey, and you want one of these books, we CAN send one there for an additional $20 in shipping. Don’t ask me why it costs more to ship to those countries from Germany, it’s just what I was quoted by the company that will be handling the fulfillment.

So anyway… here’s that order button.


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foducool
foducool
2 years ago

multitasking at its finest

Anaxim
Anaxim
2 years ago

On shipping:
I’d wager the reason is that shipping to these countries (I live in Israel) has associated mail risks. The local mail service in Israel is truly awful and there are enough stories about it to spend at least a good day.
Specifically, I’ve had packages just not arrive anywhere near the estimation and then show up 5 months later. Or packages just not arrive at all. And I’ve heard of packages arriving in distressingly bad conditions.
IIRC, Turkey and Russia are not doing much better.

mandoschMUh
mandoschMUh
2 years ago

Boy, this is so darn cool.
Makes me thinking of Watchmen ^^

Gamebecile
Gamebecile
2 years ago

Damn, he’s fast. I was thinking telekinesis until I zoomed in on the bottom panels. Nice detail Tim.

PALADiN
PALADiN
2 years ago

Got a plan B Lucas?

Aranzeb
2 years ago

First, I am enjoying the story. Second, I simply want to discuss the nature of Elijah’s power, because no matter how fast his body can move, not withstanding that such an ability should be accompanied by a constant need to feed due to a high matabolism so that he should be standing everywhere with a bag of crisps, that spray can is only able to follow the laws of physics. What I mean is, no matter how fast Elijah moves, his spray can would not be able to spray accurately or adequately enough for his designs unless his power envelopes… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
2 years ago
Reply to  Aranzeb

Don’t get hung up on the physics of things; it’s well-established that in this world, when it comes to super powers, physics can go take a hike. I mean, look at Ethan’s power. When he ‘respawns’, the matter of his previous body spontaneously ‘blips’ out of existence, and his new body ‘blips’ back into place. That’s essentially a body’s worth of mass disappearing from one location, without any sort of vacuum as air rushes in to fill the void, followed by a sudden creation of a new body where there was previously no matter. You should get a sonic “boom-boom”… Read more »

FlameFlash
FlameFlash
2 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Thank you for the M:tA reference.

A truly great game.

Deaks
Deaks
2 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

+1

Aranzeb
2 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

This is great! And don’t worry at all, I’m not losing any sleep. I just like to think and discuss these types of things. It gets my brain working, if you know what I mean.

Him.
Him.
2 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I always saw Ethan’s respawning as the air around his “spawn point” is placed into the area he blips out of.

Somewhere
Somewhere
2 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Magic

The Legacy
The Legacy
2 years ago
Reply to  Aranzeb

It’s very possible that it is Elijah’s suit gives him his ‘superpowers’, which I’d imagine distorts time. If so, anything he uses could be affected as well.

GamerLEN
GamerLEN
2 years ago
Reply to  Aranzeb

One of the main characters can endlessly respawn when he dies with a flash of pixelated light.

Fuck logic. o_o

Brian
Brian
2 years ago

Really have to wonder where Elijah got his powers from…

EMMachine
EMMachine
2 years ago
Reply to  Brian

After he is wearing that suit, this could give him the power.
Like Alex Powerglove in the second story.
https://cad-comic.com/comic/analog-and-d-pad-02-16/

Him.
Him.
2 years ago
Reply to  EMMachine

Nguyen I think

Nealithi
Nealithi
2 years ago

Well at least it was not back to the throwing people off a roof accusation. I was expecting that as the counter to “we like video games and are not bad people” line.

Him.
Him.
2 years ago

At least he said “might be”

James Rye
James Rye
2 years ago

Wait, so he is putting his mask on and up 3 times in a row while hitting different locations at the same time? Just how fast is he???

Tim
Tim
2 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

Equally fast to The Flash (Barry Allen) I’d say. There is a scene in the comics (couldn’t find which one) where Barry Allen is talking to his doctor/psychiatrist and at the same time rebuilding a town/library (if I’m not mistaken) as The Flash without his doctor/psychiatrist knowing he’s gone or that he’s The Flash.

Hunter
Hunter
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

The Flash once saved an entire cities population from a nuclear blast… While the blast was happening.

He’d have to far exceed the speed of light to be able to do that.

Somewhere
Somewhere
2 years ago
Reply to  Hunter

He just moved the city one town over.
That’s almost literally more plausible, and that would probably involve creating a new fault line.

Him.
Him.
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

“Barry, I’ve been hearing that as you talk people suddenly see you blurring and momentarily flashing out of existence. How long has this been happening?”
“Uh…well, its very nice that people are noticing that, I am going to reply by staying here and not moving one inch.”

James Rye
James Rye
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Flash could really dance on two weddings at the same time. xD

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
2 years ago

For anyone on the fence of getting that book set, it really is an incredible item. If nothing else you have a heavy blunt object to beat zombies with.

Somewhere
Somewhere
2 years ago
Reply to  FITCamaro

Anyone check to see if it is actually able to squish a cat?

Pulse
Pulse
2 years ago

Gotta give him credit, he doesn’t let a little argument stop his noble crusade, cause lets face it the “video games make you bad” thing is a freaking crusade level of stupid.

Jakk Frost
Jakk Frost
2 years ago

“And if you happen to live in Russia, Israel or Turkey, and you want one of these books, we CAN send one there for an additional $20 in shipping. Don’t ask me why it costs more to ship to those countries from Germany”

I’m sure there’s some bad joke in there about the bad history between Germany and the Russian and Jewish people, but that doesn’t explain Turkey.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
2 years ago

It *is* hard to really argue the potential benefits, if not at least the relative lack of harm video games do when you see things like GamerGate, The League of Legends community, what Everquest did to many people’s lives, and just the generally misogynistic approach in video game communities and video game design that are all major problems. For women I get the feeling it’s often better, for their own mental well-being and safety, to do what actresses do in the film and TV industry: play down your gender a *lot*, or risk the slings and arrows. And that is… Read more »

???????
???????
2 years ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

Ah yes. All those calls for proper gaming journalism really caused a lot of harm. ? Seriously, if all you know about GamerGate is the version that the bad gaming journalists put out there to change the subject from how bad they are at journalism, please don’t speak on the matter. Also, I wasn’t aware Everquest, a piece of software with little to know physical presence, did things to people’s lives. I thought it just sat there, as 1s and 0s on a hard drive, and people did bad things to themselves because they lack self control. Thank you for… Read more »

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
2 years ago
Reply to  ???????

Oh wonderful! We’ve found one of the rational, even handed and calm voices calling for “proper gaming journalism”! Where were you when people were threatening to murder-rape strangers who had the gall to exist as the opposite gender with their guns? Stuck on the toilet? Well thanks for “Clearing that up”. I’ll learn not to expect those rational, even handed and calm voices to be present in the future. If you weren’t aware of the things that EQ did to people’s lives then “please don’t speak on the matter”, as you so nicely put it. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂… Read more »

uwot
uwot
2 years ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

Ahh, of course. Because there were some awful people who supported GamerGate, therefore ANYONE who supports transparency in video game journalism must also support those awful things! Looks like we’ve found one of the rational, even-handed and calm voices calling out GamerGate.

Plus, it’s hard to take the anti-GamerGate side seriously when you had people openly and unabashedly false-flagging the GamerGate hashtag, or Brianna Wu false-flagging threats against herself. https://imgur.com/a/AbBHSuf

GamerGate – it’s supported by so many bad people that you need to resort to making up stories about them to support your side! R-right guys?

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
2 years ago
Reply to  uwot

So, because there was a (remarkably quiet) subset of people who *weren’t* actively threatening and harassing and sending death threats to literally this handful of women (and nobody else) and claimed they were interested in “Transparency in Games Journalism”, leaving aside the fact that the things they claimed were a problem (Compensation in exchange for positive reviews, for example) were unambiguously false and untrue… I should believe that the whole of GamerGate was entirely just in support of transparency in games journalism and not just the terrible, toxic maw of entitled, immature, uneducated, just straight up monsters hiding behind anonymous… Read more »

Karrde
Karrde
2 years ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

Women’s interactions in video games has been grossly misproportioned specifically to serve a specific political narrative. I dont think I even have to point out the rediculousness of the “Bullyhunter” event that was pushed, all involved in that should feel absolutely embarassed. Your description of video games requiring a justification for people being permitted to play them strikes me as a disgusting tyranical way of thinking. Video games are no more harmful than books, movies, comics, or any other sort of medium. Research does not show anything to the contrary. In fact, it actually shows a decrease in real life… Read more »

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
2 years ago
Reply to  Karrde

Y’know I hadn’t actually seen this being a reply before so I’m sorry for not responding earlier…but you’re putting a *hell* of a lot of words in my mouth that I didn’t even vaguely refer to at any point when I wasn’t referring to the exact opposite. But you bring up an interesting theory: “Young men are naturally violent” (that seems like….I don’t know, a political narrative. Boys Will be Boys and all that). Now, what I haven’t researched myself I won’t immediately call bullshit on, but as I recall there are two theories to behavior, one that behavior is… Read more »

GTP
GTP
2 years ago

I’m not sure if this is what Tim had in mind, but I’m really enjoying the underlying message of addressing the root causes of violence.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
2 years ago

There’s a part of me that really hopes that we might see these three team up against a Bigger Bad. I really like Elijah; hope he’s a recurring character and not a Villain of the Week.

The Legacy
The Legacy
2 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

^ This.

Halosty
Halosty
2 years ago

At least he’s hanging around for the discussion…

Deaks
Deaks
2 years ago

If he is this fast, and, one assumes has been this fast for some time, I wonder how much of Elijah’s actions are driven by guilt. Not the same kind of guilt that Ethan feels for not being there to protect Carlie, but worse because unlike Ethan, he COULD have been there to protect his brother. He can be four places in one time.. what was he doing in that time when that incident happened? And not just his brother, but under his guardianship.. you know he had to be super mega watchful mama hawk. What happened?

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
2 years ago
Reply to  Deaks

Oo, good one, I didn’t think of that.

Him.
Him.
2 years ago
Reply to  Deaks

He’s had 8 months of grief, but not NECESSARILY over 8 months of speed its possible that he was working on the tech for several years, but only perfected it a month after his brother died. Plenty of short burst of speed meaning he has lots of control, but the “final” version wasn’t finished in time for him to be able to save Zion.

Man of the West
Man of the West
2 years ago

If Elijah is this powerful, Ethan and Lucas are punching above their weight. Yup, talking Elijah down is the way to solve this case.

John
John
2 years ago

There’s no way these two are taking down a speedster of this caliber without help. It’s very lucky, though, that he’s willing to talk, even if he is being stubborn. With what he’s lost, it’s hard to tell where that’s going to end up.

elijah is a bag of douche
elijah is a bag of douche
2 years ago

So they’re really going with the “reason with Jack Thompson” strategy?

Okay. Wonder how long before they realize you can’t fix stupid (and stupid is what everyone who blames video games for things when there have been so many studies and so much evidence that video games are not to blame most definitely is).

Karrde
Karrde
2 years ago

The “Jack Thompson” refference is a little dated for some of the youth. Anita Sarkesian is a good modern example of somebody calling for the same censorship today.

Somewhere
Somewhere
2 years ago

…this is rocketeering. You’re fine.

Somewhere
Somewhere
2 years ago

Also I’m pretty sure that its not “stupid”, its emotion. Within Elijah’s mind, someone gunned down his brother because of a game. If he had thought rationally about it he would have realized that it has nothing to do video games, but instead [whatever actually acted as the catalyst]. But you can’t seriously be expecting someone who just (grief doesn’t work linearly, trust me) lost their brother (and their parents some time ago I’m guessing) to be taking the time to think rationally are you? If you are, then you are honestly making a horrendous logical flaw. Elijah probably is… Read more »

Jon
Jon
2 years ago

Hey Tim. Thanks for putting in the extra effort for your EU fan base. 1 Boxset ordered as promised. I will be having some equally nerdy house guests this weekend so I will see about nudging them in your direction

Karrde
Karrde
2 years ago

Truly an interesting idea to explore. How does somebody like Ethan, a more emotionally driven character, logically talk down an emotionally driven villian, that he sympathizes with? He cant. They could tell him the numbers and facts all day, about how video games dont actually incite violence, and actually give young men a natural vent for such feelings, and all the other statistical and scientific data, but what does he care? He lost somebody he loves, to a yet another deranged loon that slipped through the cracks, and decided that when he committed suicide, he’d do so with a fortnite… Read more »