Lost in Translation

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January 21st, 2009

Lost in Translation

TimThis joke started as a conversation between Fox and DK about failing his flight training, but Ray gave it a much more action-oriented setting with the Arwing and having Peppy be the one to utter his own classic line. This feels a bit like a return to normalcy as the last four weeks of comics (the retro Oregon Trail, the guest strip, the New Year’s Resolutions, and the Christmas card) weren’t really the typical Tim jokes + Ray vectors = fun! Anyway, hope you enjoy!

Ray(Z or R twice)!

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46 Comments

  1. billtodamax says:

    haha, nice, but it woulda been better if you had used as the link.

  2. Oliver Strano says:

    I like it guys. Simple, but effective. Darn, I am awful at all the fox games. I gave up on them and put them in, what I now call “The Pile”. Those are the games that you either have no time for, or are awful at and want to go back to at some point. Hmm, I feel like I’m doing a sales pitch or something. Anyway, Very nice.

  3. RedVinnie says:

    guys, this made me roflmao. simply put, one of your best comics to date. 5/5

  4. Nice comic guys! (or NCG to you cooler readers)

    But I don’t quite understand it. Was he shot out of the barrel onto the plane or is rolling the barrel WITH the plane?

  5. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Nice comic guys! I’ve had so many Brawl matches where I’d throw a barrel and say that, so this really made my day. And Peppy’s panel reminds me of Bowser’s “Koopa! Goomba! I choose you!”. 😀

  6. Noodle says:

    NCG twould make sense if I played the game though.

  7. Rokai says:

    Hahaha EPIC!

  8. Kvb says:

    Ah, that’s more like it. Barrel roll jokes. We needed one of those after last comic’s originality.

    At least it’s clever.

  9. roadjcat says:

    I laughed at the second panel, because….well, do I even have to explain why? But the joke is a bit lost on me as I’ve only played one Star Fox game and never actually played a DK game for more than like 10 minutes.

    It’s a tad bit hard to understand what’s going on in the last panel, and unfortunately, I didn’t get it until just now, so it lost most of it’s effect. Very clever comic, but not for me. 🙂

  10. Gadoink says:

    haha, nice, but it woulda been better if you had used as the link.

    has anyone told you lately how evil you are?
    you just rickrolled me, darnit!

  11. Lozaiah says:

    Haha! Ray’s blurb was funny, added to the joke XD

    But you can’t really blame him though, I mean he is just a primate after all.. Unlike the super-evolved-by-some-galactic-time-space-thingy intelligence of the Fox crew.

  12. tustin says:

    Great! That last panel was the best: it made me stop, look at it for three seconds, and then laugh out loud! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    DO A BARREL ROLL!!

    haha, nice, but it woulda been better if you had used as the link.

    has anyone told you lately how evil you are?
    you just rickrolled me, darnit!

    Actually, besides the fact that it’s a rickroll, it works well because it’s a rickROLL, similar to a barralROLL. Okay, never mind that sucked. I hate you for the rickroll.

  13. hobiwan_kenobi says:

    I cannot believe I didn’t see that coming…

  14. lwelyk says:

    MY EMPEROR, I’VE FAILED YOUUUUUU

  15. Rokai says:

    For those who don’t get the joke, Peppy always says “Do a Barell Roll” (which is a defence mechanism in the game) during missions and this quote has become a ‘meme’: something that people laugh at for a mysterious reason. DK likes rolling barells but he misunderstoot Peppy

  16. Tacos says:

    You guys are so punny.

  17. Mkava says:

    Simple, elegant, and just plain hilarious. Thanks for brightening my day. 🙂

    Wallpaper plx? 😀 Heck, all three panels are good for one…. eh?

  18. Tacos says:

    Also just noticed the reflector logo. I will say it again, simple, yet brilliant.

  19. MasterXell says:

    To be honest, I found this comic to be a little boring. I feel like it just lacks the traditional Tim and Ray funnies that we all come to know and love. Though, I do give props for the use of Peppy, and his annoying classic “Do a Barrel Roll!” line.

  20. Brawler08 says:

    Simple, elegant, and just plain hilarious. Thanks for brightening my day.
    Wallpaper plx? Heck, all three panels are good for one…. eh?

    Simple? That last panel looks like it took forever, must have taken a good 3 or 4 hours. Ray, your art just keeps getting more and more impressive. Keep up the good work.

  21. Dominator_101 says:

    Nice comic. Its definitely good that I couldn’t see the second panel right away, and had to scroll to it. It made the second panel much funnier not having any idea what was coming.

    And no wonder he failed his flying test. There’s no way he could fit in the cockpit of that Arwing!

  22. RedVinnie says:

    i need those two wallpapers. ray, tim, you guys are the only webcomic that makes me laugh. in fact, today when i went to a club that meets after school, this girl had a dueling analogs shirt on. so i asked if it was, asn she was all,”omg you know dueling analogs?” so i was all, yeah, but do you know 2p start? my alligence is to them.”

  23. D3vin says:

    To quote The floating head in Brain Age:
    “It seems like you are maintaining the status quo”
    It is just a better way of saying “this comic used to be good” without saying it…

  24. BulimicKoala says:

    Lol that was hilarious ( the barrel) Good Job also DK must be an excellent driver if he can get out and throw the barrel without dieing. We should make an internet classics (over used) list: Rick Roll and Do a barrel roll are all I can think of.

  25. Gadoink says:

    Nice comic guys! (or NCG to you cooler readers)
    But I don’t quite understand it. Was he shot out of the barrel onto the plane or is rolling the barrel WITH the plane?

    He’s throwing the barrel I think actually.

  26. Supersonic24 says:

    NCG, unoriginal, but the second panel made up for it. By the way, have you seen this?

  27. fierce diety says:

    lol awesome
    and is that the dk from the games evolution comic in the first panel? i think it is 😀

  28. ultimateDK says:

    haha ncg…i can’t think offhand if you’ve ever done a comic with DK in it before, but I honestly love the texture and style of this drawing of DK. it’s alot more reminiscent of the fun DK games and forgetting the art of King of Swing/Jungle Climber. So yeah…5/5.

  29. Dominator_101 says:

    Hey, I think that you guys could make another shirt off this comic!

  30. ubuntun3rd says:

    haha, nice, but it woulda been better if you had used as the link.

    Ahhh! I got RickRolled! That was mean.

    Anyway, nice comic! I missed Ray’s clean, mouse-drawn vectors.

  31. LoliconKato says:

    haha, nice, but it woulda been better if you had used as the link.

    Damn, rickrolled again.

    Anyways, NCG. Star Fox will always be one of my favorite N64 games (It’s hard to decide, when Ocarina of Time is on the same list). One of the memes I approve of.

  32. billtodamax says:

    haha, nice, but it woulda been better if you had used as the link.

    I was going to link to that thing where someone mixed up a 16 second loop of peppy saying do a barrel roll, but the opportunity was too good to pass up.

  33. I love Peppy’s eyes, they’re so tired looking, showing that even he is sick of people over using it for a bad joke, yet the exclamation point reminds us that even the most overused lines can still be funny if done correctly. Or maybe their like that because he’s old and apparently old people can’t open their eyes fully, Nintendo has only lied to me 6 times this year so far. Either way, NCG.

  34. ultimateDK says:

    haha, nice, but it woulda been better if you had used as the link.

    We need new internet memes. Rickroll is so old.

  35. Hyper Dude says:

    You won’t believe how badly that Comic Threw me off.

  36. Hyper Dude says:

    hey i been having trouble with my Icon, it won’t show it for some reason, was there something i miss about it??

  37. Tim says:

    yes, make the ‘a’ in your email address lowercase from now on. I fixed your comments and it now shows.

  38. RedVinnie says:

    NCG, unoriginal, but the second panel made up for it. By the way, have you seen this?

    thats your new internet meme. srry, but youve been barrelroll’d!

  39. ultimateDK says:

    ^ Ignore above post ^

    NCG, unoriginal, but the second panel made up for it. By the way, have you seen this?

    Wait, what? DK on an arwing is so not unoriginal.
    And the second panel (The “Do a barrel roll!” part) made up for the unoriginality…of the “barrel roll” reference?….No offense dude, but I don’t get it.

    thats your new internet meme. srry, but youve been barrelroll’d!

    Nuh-uh, barrel roll is not a new internet meme, whether or not you link me to youtube or some other video a la rickroll style. We need fresh, new, unrehashed memes.

    ..and on that note, we also need fresh, new, unrehashed Sonic games…*sigh*…

  40. Lucas says:

    Would’ve liked it better without the first panel.

  41. D3vin says:

    Would’ve liked it better without the first panel.

    Yeah, It kinda distracts from the fact that DK is taking the “barral roll” thing literally…

    It kinda makes me think “Why did DK take a flight test anyway?”

  42. TriforceBun says:

    Nice comic! I came across this today and was struck by how similar my own comic was on Friday. Hopefully everyone won’t think I copied!

    But yeah, good job on the strip.

  43. Gadoink says:

    It’s Wednesday, but I don’t see the new comic… which means I won’t see it until I get home from school.

    Seeing as it isn’t up yet, and this looks to be the first comment for it (albeit on the wrong comic), does that mean I get ‘FIRST!’ rights?

  44. chriskatching says:

    😀 !!! 😀

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