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May 7th, 2008

Define ‘Addiction’

TimAs Ray goes about looking for a job, he’ll face some tough questions like this one. There’s a fine line between obsession and addiction, a line so blurred by Ray’s “ob-diction” with Brawl that we had to come up with a new word for it. A big thanks to DJ for the logo idea. Ray didn’t give me a logo to put up and I knew there wasn’t much I could do about it, but erasing Ray from the logo is a job even I could handle with my rudimentary Photoshop skills. I’m sure Ray will return and redo the logo with much better shading, but it works for the time being. Anyway, I think all will agree that a week without Ray wasn’t so bad. Things went pretty smooth with me at the helm; early podcast release, early comic release, and later today I’ll actually have the Extras page updated! With no Ray to distract me, 2P START! runs like a well-oiled machine! Unfortunately this machine doesn’t have much gas left in it without Ray editing the next podcast or drawing the next comic, so I’ll have to let him return…

RayDon’t worry, those graphs aren’t real.

…but they are much more accurate than you might expect.

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32 Comments

  1. dj75728 says:

    First! Hah! Take that D3vin 😛 !!!! Anyway, NCG. And you’re welcome for the logo idea, I was beginning to think that everyone missed that part of my comment.

    *Edit*: You know after reviewing the comic I was thinking that there should’ve been a panel that showed Ray writing “Please see attached graphs” in the “If Yes Please Explain” space, and then showing the graphs. I don’t know, just an idea.

    Or, having a blank/turned off TV in the background of the panels, and then in the last panel show the TV turned on with the Brawl start screen on it. I like that idea better than my first one :mrgreen: .

  2. Andrew says:

    NCG. And… Nice Logo DJSeventyFiveThousandSevenHundredTwentyEight

    What is weird about the graphs is that you can’t tell when the weekends are. It is like Ray has nothing that marks the regular ebb and flow of weeks. No job, no girlfriend, no friends with jobs. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    I just know that Tim’s graph probably looks much different as you would be able to see the influence of work, a wife, and a rewarding life.

    Anyways, I have one last paper to write to finish my degree so I have to keep this short.

    P.S. – We all love you Ray!

  3. dj75728 says:

    NCG. And… Nice Logo DJSeventyFiveThousandSevenHundredTwentyEight

    Yay 😕 ? Recognition from Andrew, now my life is complete 🙄

    :mrgreen:

  4. Andrew says:

    Just wait until my comment recognizing you gets comment of the week.

  5. D3vin says:

    First! Hah! Take that D3vin !!!! Anyway, NCG. And you’re welcome for the logo idea, I was beginning to think that everyone missed that part of my comment.
    *Edit*: You know after reviewing the comic I was thinking that there should’ve been a panel that showed Ray writing “Please see attached graphs” in the “If Yes Please Explain” space, and then showing the graphs. I don’t know, just an idea.
    Or, having a blank/turned off TV in the background of the panels, and then in the last panel show the TV turned on with the Brawl start screen on it. I like that idea better than my first one .

    So we meet again, dj with a buncha numbers after it. I aggree with your first idea about the graphs being attached. Playing Brawl too much could be considered a crime, though. Especially if he is neglecting things to squeeze in some extra playtime.. 🙂

  6. dj75728 says:

    Just wait until my comment recognizing you gets comment of the week.

    @Andrew: Just YOOOUUUU wait Andrew. Without me who knows what monstrosity of a logo Tim would’ve come up with(sorry Tim), so I should rightfully get comment of the week for actually contributing, unlike some people >_> :mrgreen:

    So we meet again, dj with a buncha numbers after it.

    @D3vin: Writing “dj with a bunch of numbers after it” takes a lot more characters than just writing the numbers Mini-Andrew :mrgreen:

    *looks down* Yay, someone (more/less) on my team! How about we just get rid of Tim and both do writing? :mrgreen:

  7. lwelyk says:

    Attached graphs is much funnier. Ray, fire Tim and put DJ in charge of the writing. Or me. Either way is fine.

  8. OmegaLord says:

    I’m being really, really off topic and really n00bish, but how are you getting the snapshots from Brawl? Mine are all .bin files, so Brawl can read them but I can’t. I assume you’re not photographing the screen.

  9. Tim says:

    I’m being really, really off topic and really n00bish, but how are you getting the snapshots from Brawl? Mine are all .bin files, so Brawl can read them but I can’t. I assume you’re not photographing the screen.

    http://brawl.kakkoister.com/

  10. Tristan says:

    my first thought when i saw today’s logo was

    “what did ray do? did he make tim mad or something? hes not on the logo…”

  11. Haniko says:

    Does anybody else notice he’s on page eight and there are still more pages? (Shown by the arrow on the page?)

    What kind of job requires that? My god. Are those front and back too? I saw an EB Games application and that’s barely a page front and back. What’s he applying for? The president’s personal artist?

  12. Andrew says:

    I have had applications that had 200 questions about my personal life before they even got to work experience, references, and things like that.

  13. Haniko says:

    With little arrow boxes in the corners?

  14. hyper says:

    NCG how getting a job??

  15. EL CH33S3 says:

    Same goes for me… I’m STILL Brawling!

  16. Junewe says:

    Great comic there. 🙂

  17. Rokai says:

    Well, yeah question’s more like: Are you Ray?

  18. Rioluke says:

    Some people who don’t know ray or 2pstart very well may not get this.
    But its hilarious.

  19. dj75728 says:

    Some people who don’t know ray or 2pstart very well may not get this.But its hilarious.

    Troo dat, troo dat…….But anyway, where you been Rioluke? You’ve been MIA for some time.

  20. dr.game says:

    ray thers a place with nice cusy walls that I have araned for you to go the men in the whit cots a relly nice so don’t be scard when thay come there just trying to help you

  21. mkava says:

    Where’d Ray go? *hears the Brawl startup music off in the other room* Oh.
    If only I didn’t have college for the last few months… Oh if only…. 😀

    We’ll miss you this week Ray. Tim, are you sure he’s visiting somebody? Not just hiding out at home and playing vidja games for hours on end? That’s what I’d be doing…. 😀

  22. D3vin says:

    just get rid of Tim and both do writing?

    @dj with a buncha numbers after it…
    saying the whole ‘buncha numbers’ is just easier to remember than ‘75728’
    How about we get rid of Tim and Ray, You do the writing and I draw the comics. Tim and Ray can do deep doing the podcasts though… I have a terrible voice and I usually come up with the funny stuff after it is over with (“Oh man! I should of said ‘Wii! this is fun!’ Instead of ‘Whee!’)” Either that or we Collaborate on a Guest strip…

  23. dj75728 says:

    just get rid of Tim and both do writing?

    @dj with a buncha numbers after it…saying the whole ‘buncha numbers’ is just easier to remember than ‘75728?How about we get rid of Tim and Ray, You do the writing and I draw the comics. Tim and Ray can do deep doing the podcasts though… I have a terrible voice and I usually come up with the funny stuff after it is over with (”Oh man! I should of said ‘Wii! this is fun!’ Instead of ‘Whee!’)” Either that or we Collaborate on a Guest strip…

    We can’t get rid of Tim, we need him to do the website, and we can use him as a scapegoat if we’re late on comics :mrgreen:

    Anyway, I’m down with coming up with a guest strip, and I think I’d be good on a podcast (nudge nudge Tim :mrgreen: ). Can you do art for a comic? Cause if you can I’ll try and come up with something if you want. It’d be a fun side-project, and besides Tim, you’re not a real webcomic until you have guest strips :mrgreen:

    Also, it’s kinda weird just knowing Ray isn’t here. It’s not the same T_T

  24. ObscureLarry says:

    The weird part is that if you didn’t play Smash Brothers you could check “no” on the addiction box, but you would have to check “yes” on the have-you-committed-a-crime box.

    “Have you have you ever been convicted of a crime?
    -yes

    If so please list:
    -haven’t played enough Smash Brothers”

  25. Rioluke says:

    Some people who don’t know ray or 2pstart very well may not get this.But its hilarious.

    Troo dat, troo dat…….But anyway, where you been Rioluke? You’ve been MIA for some time.

    I have been uber busy with lots of other stuff not web related. I’m starting to get back into the swing of things. Cool that somebody noticed though.

  26. D3vin says:

    just get rid of Tim and both do writing?

    @dj with a buncha numbers after it…saying the whole ‘buncha numbers’ is just easier to remember than ‘75728?How about we get rid of Tim and Ray, You do the writing and I draw the comics. Tim and Ray can do deep doing the podcasts though… I have a terrible voice and I usually come up with the funny stuff after it is over with (”Oh man! I should of said ‘Wii! this is fun!’ Instead of ‘Whee!’)” Either that or we Collaborate on a Guest strip…

    We can’t get rid of Tim, we need him to do the website, and we can use him as a scapegoat if we’re late on comics
    Anyway, I’m down with coming up with a guest strip, and I think I’d be good on a podcast (nudge nudge Tim ). Can you do art for a comic? Cause if you can I’ll try and come up with something if you want. It’d be a fun side-project, and besides Tim, you’re not a real webcomic until you have guest strips
    Also, it’s kinda weird just knowing Ray isn’t here. It’s not the same T_T

    Link to my page thingy
    sawhog.deviantart.com

    I am a good artist, But I need to use traditional things like pencils and pens and stuff, I am kinda good with flash’s drawing thingies but I’m not good at digital art… All I have to do is get my @#^$’n scanner re-installed and we can call it good… I have noticed that 2p Start doesn’t have too many Pokemon related comics, Let’s start from there…

  27. lwelyk says:

    Some people who don’t know ray or 2pstart very well may not get this.But its hilarious.

    Troo dat, troo dat…….But anyway, where you been Rioluke? You’ve been MIA for some time.

    I have been uber busy with lots of other stuff not web related. I’m starting to get back into the swing of things. Cool that somebody noticed though.

    I noticed too. There was this aura of happiness. I knew you were back when it disappeared. 😛

  28. Rioluke says:

    Some people who don’t know ray or 2pstart very well may not get this.But its hilarious.

    Troo dat, troo dat…….But anyway, where you been Rioluke? You’ve been MIA for some time.

    I have been uber busy with lots of other stuff not web related. I’m starting to get back into the swing of things. Cool that somebody noticed though.

    I noticed too. There was this aura of happiness. I knew you were back when it disappeared.

    meh -__-

  29. dj75728 says:

    just get rid of Tim and both do writing?

    @dj with a buncha numbers after it…saying the whole ‘buncha numbers’ is just easier to remember than ‘75728?How about we get rid of Tim and Ray, You do the writing and I draw the comics. Tim and Ray can do deep doing the podcasts though… I have a terrible voice and I usually come up with the funny stuff after it is over with (”Oh man! I should of said ‘Wii! this is fun!’ Instead of ‘Whee!’)” Either that or we Collaborate on a Guest strip…

    We can’t get rid of Tim, we need him to do the website, and we can use him as a scapegoat if we’re late on comics
    Anyway, I’m down with coming up with a guest strip, and I think I’d be good on a podcast (nudge nudge Tim ). Can you do art for a comic? Cause if you can I’ll try and come up with something if you want. It’d be a fun side-project, and besides Tim, you’re not a real webcomic until you have guest strips
    Also, it’s kinda weird just knowing Ray isn’t here. It’s not the same T_T

    Link to my page thingy
    sawhog.deviantart.com
    I am a good artist, But I need to use traditional things like pencils and pens and stuff, I am kinda good with flash’s drawing thingies but I’m not good at digital art… All I have to do is get my @#^$’n scanner re-installed and we can call it good… I have noticed that 2p Start doesn’t have too many Pokemon related comics, Let’s start from there…

    Pokemans it be then! e-mail me at dj75728@yahoo.com so we can keep this going.

    *Edit* Wait, what about megaman? There isn’t a single megaman reference on this whole site(aside from the first contest that is).

  30. Dragonblader1 says:

    I just got a thought:

    I MUST SEE THE REAL GRAPHS

  31. chriskatching says:

    HAHAHAHA!!!! ^_^

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