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March 25th, 2009

For The Wrong Reasons

TimAs Ray pointed out in the podcast this week, Animal Crossing (and the Wii in general) is not the right game to be labeling a place where child predators lurk. Nintendo has made it far too difficult for them to even bother trying. Of course they’ve also made it far too difficult for us actual gamers to find our actual friends online, but that’s a rant we’ve been over before.

RayNow that I think about it, some of those characters were kind of creepers….

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77 Comments

  1. Tacos says:

    Nice. Peeping Tom alert!

  2. Oh dear….a family watchdog for animal crossing. At least its not like the original, you can at least see space between everything.

  3. Kip says:

    I like that Nook is one of the marked location.. I always felt bad for those two kids working for him upstairs, now I know why.

  4. sheppy says:

    What the?!? Is that MY House?!? Oh all the… who do I talk to so I can clear up this misunderstanding and how old are they?

  5. Ryman says:

    PETA needs to get on this…how dare they not let animated characters be pedophiles without being labeled as “sex offender.”

    PETA has alot on their plate: Rapist Rabbits, Peek-a-boo Turtles, Misunderstand Nazi Attack Dogs, and African Zombies. Let’s all support them by sending Nintendo, Activision and Capcom some copies of Nintendogs so that they may throw bars of toys and glass jars at the dogs heads…Oh wait…doesn’t Nintendo make Nintendogs? CONSPIRACY!

    By the way….I rose from my grave during the comic “In a Pickle” and never got mentioned. It hurts me inside to know that I was looked over and shuned by Tim and Ray. -cries-

  6. RedVinnie says:

    haha, peeping tom get it? i love the comic this week. its hysterical. ecg and 5 stars if you still had the rating bar.

  7. ultimateDK says:

    So who’s the one who’s actually registering them as sex offenders? Is it Tortimer? or maybe Lucci? 😉

  8. nintendogamer101 says:

    Forget about Peeping Toms. We have a Peeping Tom Nook on our hands!

  9. Ryman says:

    I swear, Pedobear and Tom Nook must be twins. They look just a like!

    Here’s a pic of Pedobear if you don’t know him:

    http://oculosis.com/maraby/tmp/pedobear.png

  10. zijjh says:

    Ok, first off, I love the banner. I actually made me laugh out loud, and that is something that I would NEVER lie about!

    ILTCIALTASTTGOOTWTW,BGN,G
    [spoiler]I like the comic, its a little topical and specific to the goings-on on the website this week, but good nonetheless, guys[/spoiler]

    On a slight side note, how come PETA is not upset about the human slavery in Animal Crossing. The one human in the town seems to be responsible for the complete maintainence of this town. Including individuals lawns, and then if you don’t pick all the weeds, the complain about the town, no one known how to contact their local government?

  11. Ryman says:

    Ok, first off, I love the banner. I actually made me laugh out loud, and that is something that I would NEVER lie about!
    ILTCIALTASTTGOOTWTW,BGN,GShow ?
    I like the comic, its a little topical and specific to the goings-on on the website this week, but good nonetheless, guys
    On a slight side note, how come PETA is not upset about the human slavery in Animal Crossing. The one human in the town seems to be responsible for the complete maintainence of this town. Including individuals lawns, and then if you don’t pick all the weeds, the complain about the town, no one known how to contact their local government?

    Because, it’s Human slavery.

  12. D3vin says:

    Now that I think about it, some of those characters were kind of creepers….

    Even though a lot of them are just re-skins of the same model.

  13. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Nice comic guys! The logo was a really clever touch. 😀

  14. SuperBulimicKoala says:

    It was a good comic but it wasn’t what I expected becuase I used to not be able to guess what the comic was going to be about. But why does Ray play animal crossing under the name cutie-pie. Also Animal Crossing seems more like a heaven for furries than pedophiles. Man recently 2pstarts has been giving me nightmares.

  15. First, nice comic guys. Now I have a new reason to be wary of Nook! As if he wasn’t shifty enough to begin with…

    Second, this is why we have to put up with friend codes in the first place; because Nintendo is (justifiably) afraid and this was their worst nightmare… Instead it’s just ignorant people and ignorant media trying to make something up about something they know nothing about.

  16. D3vin says:

    Also Animal Crossing seems more like a heaven for furries than pedophiles.

    Even though you play as a human, Why is that? it would have been just as easily an animal determined through a series of questions just like the ones that determine your face and hair color at the beginning. That’s a reason why I don’t play that game, you are stuck as a dummy of a person while the other people are Nekos and Tanukis and Kitsunes and Hedgehogs and….*D3vin continues naming off animals*

  17. Ryman says:

    First, nice comic guys. Now I have a new reason to be wary of Nook! As if he wasn’t shifty enough to begin with…
    Second, this is why we have to put up with friend codes in the first place; because Nintendo is (justifiably) afraid and this was their worst nightmare… Instead it’s just ignorant people and ignorant media trying to make something up about something they know nothing about.

    Tom thinks you owe him more then just bells.

    And I agree. The media is all propaganda, stories that make things into something they’re not, and gloominess.

    It was a good comic but it wasn’t what I expected becuase I used to not be able to guess what the comic was going to be about. But why does Ray play animal crossing under the name cutie-pie. Also Animal Crossing seems more like a heaven for furries than pedophiles. Man recently 2pstarts has been giving me nightmares.

    The Animals are the pedophiliacs, not the other way around. And that cutie-pie thing has me worried. I think Ray may need to say a certain disclaimer over 9000 times next podcast…

    Unless the Cutie-pie is a 13 year old girl that is being prayed upon by Pedo-Nook….

    Or maybe I’m just addicted to the “Reply to this comment” button.

    Wait, that last one is not a maybe, but a definently.

  18. ubuntun3rd says:

    Hey! Is that a reference to The Office that I see?

    [spoiler]The name Astrid from episode 13. (At least I believe it was 13.[/spoiler]

  19. roadjcat says:

    If I hadn’t listened to the podcast, I would’ve been like, “Wow, this is stupid and make no sense.”

    But because I’m the resident podcast obsessee, I can say that this comic is indeed very funny, though it took me a bit to make the connection.

    The creepy thing is that Tom Nook had some sort of past with Sable…but all joking aside, I think that Tom Nook is so much cooler than any one gives him credit it for…

    And Astrid better be in one of the unmarked houses, because she was awesome!

  20. Betta splenden says:

    The comic’s okay, but the shops are from Wild World, and it’s supposed to be about City Folk. Get your facts straight guys.

  21. roadjcat says:

    The comic’s okay, but the shops are from Wild World, and it’s supposed to be about City Folk. Get your facts straight guys.

    Wow, and I thought I was the nitpicky one. Why does it have to be about City Folk? Why can’t it be about Wild World? Though you are right, it is obviously Wild World as Nook and the Able Sisters are right next to each other…but I don’t see why that matters.

    and now that I think about it…as much as I love Dr. Shrunk…you probably could’ve done something with him.

  22. BadnikHunter says:

    I wanted to leave a comment but… I didn’t know what to say.

  23. Ryman says:

    If I hadn’t listened to the podcast, I would’ve been like, “Wow, this is stupid and make no sense.”
    But because I’m the resident podcast obsessee, I can say that this comic is indeed very funny, though it took me a bit to make the connection.
    The creepy thing is that Tom Nook had some sort of past with Sable…but all joking aside, I think that Tom Nook is so much cooler than any one gives him credit it for…
    And Astrid better be in one of the unmarked houses, because she was awesome!

    I have to agree, you’d have to read the blurb about it or atleast listen to the podcast to get it. I am surprised you guys didn’t do a PETA one though…maybe that should be a side comic so Ray has something to do in his spare time.

  24. zijjh says:

    Ok, there are seven blue houses, but only five names, now I havn’t played the n ewer anumal crossing games, but what happened to the other residents?

  25. Ray says:

    Ok, there are seven blue houses, but only five names, now I havn’t played the n ewer anumal crossing games, but what happened to the other residents?

    The scroll bar on the right side indicates there are more names in the list. If you feel it’s poor design, then you can join me in putting the blame on the Wild World developers.

    The comic’s okay, but the shops are from Wild World, and it’s supposed to be about City Folk. Get your facts straight guys.

    Honestly, City Folk’s menu was so boring that I decided to use the Wild World – and I felt comfortable doing this since Wild World still uses some kind of Wi-Fi connectivity with strangers. But since the registrations were all from the local houses, it really wouldn’t matter anyways, right?

  26. roadjcat says:

    If you feel it’s poor design, then you can join me in putting the blame on the Wild World developers.

    I fail to see the problem with that system…

  27. The Gastronomic Gamer says:

    Okay, now whenever Tom Nook follows me around the store, I am going to be really creeped out…

  28. Ryman says:

    Okay, now whenever Tom Nook follows me around the store, I am going to be really creeped out…

    Which reminds me, doesn’t Tom employ his two younger cousins? He must be from Arkansas. ‘Nuff said.

  29. roadjcat says:

    Actually Timmy and Tommy are Tom Nook’s nephews.

  30. zijjh says:

    The scroll bar on the right side indicates there are more names in the list. If you feel it’s poor design, then you can join me in putting the blame on the Wild World developers.

    My bad, I didn’t notice. Oh Well!

    (Picks up a pitchfork and goes after Nintendo)

    *omg Ray responded to my comment*squeels in joy

  31. CKcheeseboy says:

    Wow, I thought I wasn’t creative because I named my town “Hyrule”, but at least I didn’t call it “Animal Crossing Town”. 😛

  32. The Anarchyz says:

    Awesome comic.

    Like other times, there’s a DA comic about this:

    http://www.duelinganalogs.com/comic/2009/03/20/liars-and-predators-and-sickos-oh-my/

    I said it before and i’ll say it again: Great minds think alike.

  33. Rokai says:

    I can totally believe those guys using this picture as proof that pedos play the game.
    Good comic.

  34. Gadoink says:

    I wanted to leave a comment but… I didn’t know what to say.

    Same here.

    Hi guys. >_>

  35. tustin says:

    Ok, first off, I love the banner. I actually made me laugh out loud, and that is something that I would NEVER lie about!

    Oh, awesome! 😀 I didn’t even notice that on the first sweep though! Very subtle Ray! 😀

    Also, CKcheeseboy, you’re avatar is really starting to annoy me, especially since you always manage to post on a GRAY comment instead of a WHITE one. Here, use this, please… it has a transparent background instead… 🙂

  36. CKcheeseboy says:

    Also, CKcheeseboy, you’re avatar is really starting to annoy me, especially since you always manage to post on a GRAY comment instead of a WHITE one.

    OK, I changed it. I didn’t notice because it’s hard to see the difference between the gray and white on my monitor. I meant to change it at some point though because my brother pointed it out to me, I just forgot. The fuzziness was bugging me a bit, but I didn’t know Gravatar could take .png. It should be better soon, though.

  37. CKcheeseboy says:

    Hmm, seems like Gravatar doesn’t like transparency. Oh well, I’ll try to come up with something else to use instead.

  38. bob the commentor says:

    always wondered why they just chased me when i went by.
    also explains why tom nook is a loan shark, just to see you sweat…

  39. D3vin says:

    …Oh wait…doesn’t Nintendo make Nintendogs?

    No, Sega did, (I’m being sarcastic here, people)
    Of course Nintendo made Nintendogs….
    to quote Napoleon Dynamite:

    Gosh! Idiot!

    And for my next impression, I’ll do Tim and Ray!

    I have a monotone voice that would make anyone fall asleep if they listened to it long enough.

    I’m perky and upbeat but since I am a sonic fan, all of my statements are null and void since I idolize a blue Hedgehog

    And for my next….*gets pulled off stage*

  40. Ryman says:

    …Oh wait…doesn’t Nintendo make Nintendogs?

    No, Sega did, (I’m being sarcastic here, people)Of course Nintendo made Nintendogs….to quote Napoleon Dynamite:

    Gosh! Idiot!

    Awww, you left out the conspiracy part! That was the punch line!

    And for my next impression, I’ll do Tim and Ray!

    I have a monotone voice that would make anyone fall asleep if they listened to it long enough.

    I’m falling asleep just reading your impersination.

    I’m perky and upbeat but since I am a sonic fan, all of my statements are null and void since I idolize a blue Hedgehog

    Can’t respond in a witty way.

    And for my next….*gets pulled off stage*

    -Shoots the guys pullin’ D3vin off stage- Okay, you may continue.

  41. Ryman says:

    Wow…it turned 75% of my text into a quote of D3vin and myself.

    How…special.

  42. FluffyPanda says:

    Internet loot!

    http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Animal%20Crossing/index.html

    If you thought Tom Nook was creepy before then maybe you shouldn’t read this though. It’s a creepy overload.

  43. FluffyPanda says:

    By the way, any other RSS feed subscribers noticed that chriskatching is rising from the grave with a vengeance?

    He’s basically commenting on the entire archive 🙂

  44. dj75728 says:

    Tom Nook: So. End of the month. Do you have my bells?

    Animal Crosser: No Nook, I wasn’t able to raise your bajillion bells to fill your bell swimming pool.

    Nook: Hmm…..well then…I suppose we could negotiate an…’alternate’ form of payment. Heh heh heh…….

    And thus I stopped playing Animal Crossing 😛

  45. dj75728 says:

    ANIMAL CROSSING HOT COFFEE MOD!!!

  46. tustin says:

    Hmm, seems like Gravatar doesn’t like transparency. Oh well, I’ll try to come up with something else to use instead.

    Ah, poo… I tried….
    🙂

  47. Gadoink says:

    Tom Nook: So. End of the month. Do you have my bells?
    Animal Crosser: No Nook, I wasn’t able to raise your bajillion bells to fill your bell swimming pool.
    Nook: Hmm…..well then…I suppose we could negotiate an…’alternate’ form of payment. Heh heh heh…….
    And thus I stopped playing Animal Crossing

    That’s just… sick.
    Although, if something like that DOES happen, DO stop playing! 0_0

  48. tustin says:

    Tom Nook: So. End of the month. Do you have my bells?
    Animal Crosser: No Nook, I wasn’t able to raise your bajillion bells to fill your bell swimming pool.
    Nook: Hmm…..well then…I suppose we could negotiate an…’alternate’ form of payment. Heh heh heh…….
    And thus I stopped playing Animal Crossing

    And thus, we have invoked Rule 34… Someone has now magically made this mod/game. 🙂

  49. Ryman says:

    Tom Nook: So. End of the month. Do you have my bells?Animal Crosser: No Nook, I wasn’t able to raise your bajillion bells to fill your bell swimming pool.Nook: Hmm…..well then…I suppose we could negotiate an…’alternate’ form of payment. Heh heh heh…….And thus I stopped playing Animal Crossing

    And thus, we have invoked Rule 34… Someone has now magically made this mod/game.

    You just broke rule number 1.

    Besides, it’ll be worse then the first picture you find when you do a google search image of sonic.

  50. D3vin says:

    And thus, we have invoked Rule 34… Someone has now magically made this mod/game.

    Step 1:We extract the models and rig them so we can use them in a Gta mod.
    Step 2: ???
    Step 3: Profit!

    Let’s do this thang!

  51. Ryman says:

    And thus, we have invoked Rule 34… Someone has now magically made this mod/game.

    Step 1:We extract the models and rig them so we can use them in a Gta mod.Step 2: ???Step 3: Profit!
    Let’s do this thang!

    2pstart: Making gamers into furries one reader at a time.

  52. zijjh says:

    2pstart: Making gamers into furries one reader at a time.

    The PETA will be on our side 🙂

  53. Anewbus says:

    2pstart: Making gamers into furries one reader at a time.

    The PETA will be on our side

    LOL, I’d say the comments are the best part of 2pstart

  54. D3vin says:

    2pstart: Making gamers into furries one reader at a time.

    No, I was a furry before I found 2P START! 🙂
    And the word ‘Furry’ is politically incorrect, we perfer to be called “Fan of Anthropomorphic Animals”. 😉

  55. chriskatching says:

    OH geez Lol

  56. Gadoink says:

    The PETA will be on our side

    LOL, I’d say the comments are the best part of 2pstart

    There are times when I really agree. Sometimes the comments are so awesome that they make me lol harder then the comic does XD

  57. Gadoink says:

    crap, fail

  58. Ryman says:

    2pstart: Making gamers into furries one reader at a time.

    No, I was a furry before I found 2P START! And the word ‘Furry’ is politically incorrect, we perfer to be called “Fan of Anthropomorphic Animals”.

    Like I prefer to call zombies, “Less than alive, but still slightly functional” people.

    By fan, though, do you mean, “Dreamer of Mating with Said Anthropomorphic Animals In Order To See How The Babies Would Turn Out?”

    But hey, if you want Tom nookin’ at your cranny, then go for it.

  59. Ryman says:

    Finally! A tool that facilitates stalking children! I need to get this game ASAP. It also explains why one of the residents looks like a pedobear.
    So who want’s to trade multiple friend codes, jump through a flaming ring, battle network issues and do it all with little to no clothing on? I’ll take pictures so we can have memories of our friendship for ever.
    Mmmmm…

    ^Someone’s late to the party. We moved on to animal children. Maybe Pedobe…I mean Tom Nook…can help you with some troubles.

  60. Guido says:

    Now watch that animal crossing anime, and pay close attention to what PedoTom does in the presence of that little girl. lol

  61. Ryman says:

    We need to give a fitting name that only some people will understand, and those that don’t won’t get offended…

    …PedoTom is too obvious…
    Same goes for Peeping Tom…
    …And we can’t just call him “Pedo Bear’s Twin” becuase it’s too long…

    …so we’ll add two letters to his last name…

    …Tom Nookie.

  62. D3vin says:

    By fan, though, do you mean, “Dreamer of Mating with Said Anthropomorphic Animals In Order To See How The Babies Would Turn Out?”

    No, I just say that to further myself from being placed with the fanatics and scumbags that the fandom has, I’m just an artist who likes drawing in that style. I will not go parading around in a costume of a character I made up, nor will I draw XXX rated ‘artwork’ (and I use that term loosely).
    I am who I am.

  63. Gadoink says:

    We need to give a fitting name that only some people will understand, and those that don’t won’t get offended…
    …PedoTom is too obvious…
    Same goes for Peeping Tom…
    …And we can’t just call him “Pedo Bear’s Twin” becuase it’s too long…
    …so we’ll add two letters to his last name…
    …Tom Nookie.

    Ok….

  64. Ryman says:

    We need to give a fitting name that only some people will understand, and those that don’t won’t get offended……PedoTom is too obvious…Same goes for Peeping Tom……And we can’t just call him “Pedo Bear’s Twin” becuase it’s too long……so we’ll add two letters to his last name……Tom Nookie.

    Ok….

    Sorry, I forgot that Limp Bizcut still sucks….

    ERASE THAT CONNECTION! ITS GONE POOF!

    What were we talking about again?

  65. Ryman says:

    God…I need to stop commenting for this week.

    I’m beating a dead horse….or atleast a dead nazi attack dog…

    …is that a pomoranian holding a peta sign outside my door?

  66. SuperMegaBulimicKoala says:

    2pstart: Making gamers into furries one reader at a time.

    No, I was a furry before I found 2P START!
    And the word ‘Furry’ is politically incorrect, we perfer to be called “Fan of Anthropomorphic Animals”.

    I think I just threw up

  67. D3vin says:

    2pstart: Making gamers into furries one reader at a time.

    No, I was a furry before I found 2P START!
    And the word ‘Furry’ is politically incorrect, we perfer to be called “Fan of Anthropomorphic Animals”.

    I think I just threw up

    Good, now you are living up to your namesake,BulimicKoala 🙂

  68. chriskatching says:

    By the way, any other RSS feed subscribers noticed that chriskatching is rising from the grave with a vengeance?
    He’s basically commenting on the entire archive

    HAHA yeah I wasn’t able to get online much prior… sooo HERE I AM 😀

  69. D3vin says:

    HERE I AM

    ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE!
    *guitar solo*

    Sorry, I just had to 😉

  70. tustin says:

    I think I just threw up

    Good, now you are living up to your namesake,BulimicKoala

    Okay, so:
    List of Groups we have Offended with this Comment Thread

    1. Members of PETA

    2. Mothers of Small Children

    3. Fans or Pedobear (read “Pedophiles”)

    4. Fans of Tom Nook (read “Masochists”)

    5. The Media

    6. Furries

    And the newest addition: 7. Bulimics

    We’re on a roll here, aren’t we? 🙂 Let’s add another right here: 8. Tim:

    Hey Tim!! What happened to the freaking editing feature AGAIN?! This feature comes and goes like monthly, except not that regular! Is this feature like a [Comment Censored for making lewd references to PMS].

    Newest: 9. Menopausal Women

  71. Doopliss says:

    It’s obvious that they think the NPCs are people playing, which is a normal mistake I suppose, but they should really research the game before getting mad at it.

  72. zijjh says:

    Okay, so:
    List of Groups we have Offended with this Comment Thread

    I think its time we learn to love and respect one another. Remember this is a family webcomic. Oh wait nevermind. @#@#$%& &$%^$ @$@$%^ $%#$%[spoiler]Did you really think I would swear on this site, tsk tsk tsk.[/spoiler]

  73. Ryman says:

    I think I just threw up

    Good, now you are living up to your namesake,BulimicKoala

    Okay, so:List of Groups we have Offended with this Comment Thread
    1. Members of PETA
    2. Mothers of Small Children
    3. Fans or Pedobear (read “Pedophiles”)
    4. Fans of Tom Nook (read “Masochists”)
    5. The Media
    6. Furries

    And the newest addition: 7. Bulimics
    We’re on a roll here, aren’t we? Let’s add another right here: 8. Tim:
    Hey Tim!! What happened to the freaking editing feature AGAIN?! This feature comes and goes like monthly, except not that regular! Is this feature like a [Comment Censored for making lewd references to PMS].
    Newest: 9. Menopausal Women

    I took the liberty to bold all of them that I participated in.

    And you forgot a couple:

    1. Ray
    2. Pomoranians
    3. Dead Horses or Nazi Attack Dogs

  74. Ryman says:

    K….so can someone delete that last post please. Didn’t realize it wouldn’t bold >< Well, here’s the list of people I’ve affended.

    1. Members of PETA
    2. Mothers of Small Children
    3. Fans or Pedobear (read “Pedophiles”)
    4. Fans of Tom Nook (read “Masochists”)
    5. The Media
    6. Furries
    7. Ray
    8. Tim
    9. Cutie-Pies
    8. Pomoranians
    9. Dead Horses or Nazi Attack Dogs
    10. Limp Bizcut fans (the handful of them)

  75. Hannz says:

    This is great, made me laugh my head off….
    I only wonder who those marked people are…
    eeeep

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