Tag Archives: ctrl+alt+del

You know, I wouldn’t count out his chances of succeeding, at least in the short term. Maybe even as far as becoming a Planet of the Apes parody.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized revenge.) So Ted’s plot isn’t world domination. Instead, he remains what he was from the start: a version of the Linux penguin. This story arc continues to be reminiscent of the early days of Ctrl+Alt+Del, right down to looking to involve versions of real-life high-profile figures being invaded by the […]

As for why I didn’t post this on Wednesday? Distractions. I’d really rather not talk about it. Suffice to say, Homestuck is sucking me in even when it’s on hiatus.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized conveniences.) Oh, I’ve been really remiss in not talking about the current storyline in Ctrl+Alt+Del. After wrapping up the surprisingly fast and ultimately fruitless KOTOR storyline, Tim Buckley rather abruptly shifted gears to Ethan’s attempt to figure out just what Scott was working on in that locked room. Until the cliffhanger […]

I will not be Robert A. Howard. I will not be Robert A. Howard. I will not be Robert A. Howard.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized pocket lightsabers.) Okay, forget what I said in the last few paragraphs of my Ctrl+Alt+Del post earlier this week. While this feels awfully short for a CAD storyline (though I suspect it will continue as a strictly KOTOR-centric manner), for the moment it looks for all the world like Buckley, […]

I’ve quit Sluggy Freelance. Have I found a temporary replacement? (Of course not, with OOTS back up and running.)

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized creamy corn niblets.) Before I dropped all my RSS feeds two years ago, I was reading Ctrl+Alt+Del largely wondering where Tim Buckley was going with the darker turn the comic had taken with the miscarriage. I was looking to see whether the comic would go for the good kind of […]

At least she doesn’t need to flash him anymore.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized white lantern ring.) I’ve been intrigued by Ctrl+Alt+Del‘s development over the past couple years (most of which I missed). I’ll have more to say about it later, but Tim Buckley has apparently decided to back away from the OMG HUGE CHANGES that were inflicted on the comic in 2008 and […]

On Mary Sues and spoony bards

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized make-out session.) The concept of the Mary Sue used to be so simple. Way back in the days of yore known as “the 1980s”, when the Web was but a gleam in the eye of a few idealists and, as far as those few people who […]

I’m not bringing back the Angst-O-Meter, because this is the good kind of drama.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized deleted system file.) While Ethan has been getting a bit of a rude awakening in the ins and outs of business, he’s mostly been dealing with it in his own Ethan way, so the biggest evidence Buckley has been on a reformation path is the most recent strip. Doesn’t Lucas […]

Sure it’s obvious, but it was necessary.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized performance review.) Normally, I defend Ctrl+Alt+Del. I defend it against accusations of Mary Sue-dom, I defend it against accusations that it’s unchanging, I even defend it against accusations of bad art. But Ethan’s yelling mouth in the last panel… is positively grotesque. As for the storyline? I’m watching it with […]

State of Ctrl+Alt+Del: Our Little Manchild is All Grown Up

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized sperm quest.) If you’ve been following just the main comic of Ctrl+Alt+Del, something happened that you may have missed. Winter-een-mas came and went. Back in November, I expressed my amazement that some people were organizing Winter-een-mas festivities at my school, complete with visual evidence. As it developed, the promotion for […]

Part of the reason I’m making this post is for the same reason as yesterday’s IWC post.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized crash landing.) So the latest “Ethan McManus: Space Archaeologist” storyline is finally over, and I’ve gone back and read through the whole thing. In light of recent events in the main story line, Ethan’s characterization in this story is rather interesting. First of all, the decisions made by the CAD […]