There is no reason to hate Ctrl+Alt+Del. There is reason to hate something like Pv P which can be arrogant, violent and mysognistic, there can be even reason to hate VG Cats or Penny Arcade*, because they can be verbose, reliant on gore and really really dark humour. CAD is not like that, and of all the main gaming comics it's the least prone to obscenity and relying on shock value(there is violence, just less). You love or hate PA, but with CAD you continue reading or stop. Equally Tim Buckley isn't a monster. He's a very ordinary person, honest and knows that what's happened to him is amazing. Faced with an internet of hate and his own forum kersploding as only a forum can, well maybe he didn't deal with it in the best way. And sometimes he can come off as arrogant, but you can see he's not trying to and that should count for something. And that's why I can forgive CAD, for all it's faults, it's always honest and always sincere. You can't even hate it for the miscarriage because it's clear the author knew just how serious something like that is. He talked about it tearing apart the deepest of relations and never once did he portray it lightly or something funny. The only criticism you can make is maybe he didn't fully succeed in describing that, but that's a reason for not caring, not hate. Compare this to the typical aborted fetus joke appearing in most 'dark' webcomics. CAD is famously a bit wordy and often doubles up the punchline, this can either spoil the joke for you, or give it a wry edge, as if the second punchline is showing you the first isn't that serious. The drama plotlines aren't good drama but I felt this was a lovely bit of character development and I hope Tim's able to produce stuff like it more and more often. His silly plotlines are silly and all the fun that goes along with a story about martial penguins and his gaming jokes are definitely his best. The art is uncomplicated, a little copy and paste but helps to keep the light atmosphere. CAD is like a friend rather than a comedian. It's got the same sort of humour a good friend has, doesn't have great drama, but if you get to know it you can care and become touched. In the end a comedian keeps you on edge, but a friend you can relax and spend time with.
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