Okay, we’re back! I hope you all had a fantastic week, whether or not you spent it with family for Christmas. I appreciate you all bearing with me as I took a couple of days off. December gets so busy with traveling to see family, and decorating and shopping, etc, that Christmas is the one time of the year I let myself off the hook for an update day.
But! The holidays aren’t quite over yet, as around these parts we’ve got one more to celebrate at the end of January: Winter-een-mas is on its way!
I WAS WAITING FOR THIS
It begins! Excellent!
My 32nd birthday is coming up next week. I am joining the military, as soon as papers are finalized. I’ve been partaking of your ever advancing artistic styles since 2005. 1) I’m glad you’ve advanced so far in life, 2) this is one of the few things that I will miss in the upcoming 4 years of active duty. Thank you for the connection to the outside world amigo. cheers.
Hey, lemon! Congrats on entering the service. Which branch did you apply for? And don’t worry about missing CAD. Uncle Sam provides well for his soldiers. While I was in A-school (training for my MOS of “job in the navy” in layman’s terms), I was able to pick up a laptop for cheap and spend my off-days cruising the internet, so you won’t miss much. Boot Camp, however…. go watch the first half of Full Metal Jacket. It is EXACTLY like that. Almost to a T. If you’re unlucky, you might get a Gomer Pyle in your division. If you’re… Read more »
Well thank you for your service and if it’s any consolation, they’ll be plenty of other Gomer Pyles after you.
Pfft, dont believe Ven. Basic training these days is a snap. Just do what you’re told, shut up and do more than you think you can and you’ll be fine. Recruit Division Commanders, Drill Instructors and Drill Sergeants can’t strike you, touch you or even use profanity these days, so it’s not difficult as long as you obey the rules above. They will cycle/pt (make you exercise) until you wish you were dead, so be ready for that. XD. That being said, Oohrah, Hooah, Aye aye or whatever slogan your branch has and get ready to embrace the suck! (it’ll… Read more »
“or even use profanity these days” Where the hell did you train? That was not my experience at all! Petty Officer Mitchell up in Great Lakes could string together an “action statement” with such eloquence that it could bring a tear to a man’s eye, especially if screamed at point blank range.
Youll only miss 6-8 weeks of CAD, dont worry
Woot-Woot-Woot! Winter-een-mas is here!!!
Woo! Happy Bday to me!
Winter-een-mus is upon us!
Oh shit, I forgot about this
Ethan, you do know that it’s bad luck to take the tree down before New Years right? (Although by comic time I guess that it might be past New Years in the comic.)
“And in three panels, the world was changed forever.”
One of my favorite holida.. Holiweeks. XD
You know it never occurred to me, until just now, Ethan is competent at hand to hand combat. That’s actually pretty frightening.
I love that this iteration of Ethan is athletic enough to pull a ninja kick like that without comically destroying his lower body by accident. Perks of being a superhero and all that. Gotta stay limber for all those suicidal sneak attacks XD
In my house, our tree is full of light, durable ornaments so that our two-year-old can’t destroy it. Looks like Ethan and Lucas’ tree is the same.
Hey Tim – if I remember correctly, didn’t you create PDFs of each of the different styles of Winter-een-mas crowns we saw in the comic, so we could print our own? Any chance of getting them again?
Reading this, wearing my 2011 Winter-een-mas Shirt.
Greetings from Germany! 🙂
In this universe Ethan’s still king of his holiday
Ehh, not exactly.
You get rid of intrusive ads, right?
There’s some Chipotle Delivery Bowl ad that autoplays with sound here. It’s rather annoying.
We do make an effort to track down and ban ads that dont follow the rules. It’s tough, because everyone gets different ads based on region, etc. But I’ve reported that one and we’ll see if we can find it.
In the meantime, if your browser supports it, you could try muting my website. I did it in Chrome and it’s been very effective.
I forget – did we get an origin of Winter-een-mas for this new universe yet? I don’t remember seeing that.
You might as well call this my favorite time of the season! Welp time to pull out the ol good ol crown.
Hey so I know this was last year and all, but looking at that last panel….Tim totally posed for that shot of Ethan, didn’t he? Like there is (or was at this point) a photo of him in that exact pose with that expression.