The Death of 2P START!

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June 24th, 2009

The Death of 2P START!

Ray Congratulations to Tim and Sarah on their new baby girl. Tim and I are still determined to keep the site running smooth, so here’s to many more comics to come… hopefully.

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  1. GX Echidna says:

    Congratulations, man! I think we can take this comic as a sign that everything’s alright.

    I wish I could come up with the words to express the best wishes I want to give you, but at this time of the night, I simply cannot. However, I’m sure all those who post after me shall do a better job expressing it than I ever could.

    Best of luck, Mr. Father.

  2. GX Echidna says:

    Wait, is that…no, it couldn’t be…

    Dr. Mario?

  3. RedVinnie says:

    congrats! and i do believe that is dr.mario in the back. so whats her name? ooh, im all excited for tim!

  4. Noodle93 says:

    OMG I thought 2pStart was closing. phew. Congratulations!

  5. StinkyCheese says:

    congrats!

    you are obliged to say ‘BABIES’ in the Partners in time voice.

  6. Gadoink says:

    congrats!
    you are obliged to say ‘BABIES’ in the Partners in time voice.

    (does so)

    Is it me, or is that last panel REALLY familiar?
    I’ll try and get a compairison image up later.

  7. Gadoink says:

    Oh, by the way, what’s her name?

  8. Kearns says:

    Congratulations!

    All the best to little baby Samus, or Rikku, or Chun Li or whichever name you’ve decided on…

  9. tustin2121 says:

    Congratulations, Tim and Sarah!

    Btw, why is it that I can get to the comic via the rss feed, but not the front page? Is it because Ray put up the comic and not Tim?

    Happy Birthday Tim’s baby girl!! 😀

    :3 Dr. Mario delivering Tim’s baby. 😛

  10. roadjcat says:

    What I find most funny about this comic is that Tim already knew it was a girl, yet he is surprised anyway. XD

  11. roadjcat says:

    Is it me, or is that last panel REALLY familiar?

    It’s been used twice before. I’d be surprised if you didn’t recognize it. Not that I really care that it’s been used twice before, especially if it’s still applicable, which it apparently is. 🙂

  12. FireSpark says:

    Congratulations Tim and Sarah.

    As a father of two impossibly bouncy children myself, I can assure you both, it’s gonna be a heck of a ride.

    And Tim, as my first happened to be a girl as well, take my advice: practice saying “No” in the mirror. All girls are born with pre-existing knowledge of just the right way to tug on their father’s heartstring. And they want everything and a bowl of ice cream. 🙂

    All jokes aside, best wishes to you both.

  13. Mike says:

    My best wishes for you Tim and Sarah.
    Maybe we will se your baby girl in the comic someday playing videogames with you? Hahaha.

  14. Ben says:

    Congratulations Tim and Sarah!

  15. Mike says:

    Oh and Ray doesn’t have eyebrows xD

  16. BadnikHunter says:

    Congrats man! Not going to mention Dr Mario in the background because everyone said that already. I wonder if baby _________ Harding will help Tim come up with ideas for comics.

  17. Dominator_101 says:

    Well, congrats to Tim. And don’t worry, Ray. I’m sure that 2P Start! won’t die. If anything, I think this could lead to more comics. So when is her first comic going to be?

    Oh, and Tim. How long until you start getting her to play video games?

    And Is that guy in the background Dr. Mario? I don’t know… Maybe he’s the Gamestop guy again? Wouldn’t surprise me, he’s done everything else.

  18. The Gastronomic Gamer says:

    I’m trying to think of a good first game… Maybe “Let’s Tap”? It uses no controller and something that all people do already, so she would understand quickly. Maybe you’ll go the more traditional route and wait until she’s old enough to play Super Mario Bros.? Maybe go the learning route with Jumpstart Pre K? Or perhaps let her try her luck at Brain Age which could be okay except for saying that she has a brain age of 90? There are so many options… Maybe the best choice is to just play fairly simple games with her in your lap until she wants to try too.

  19. Kyzin says:

    Yaaaaaaay, filler! But considering we were duely warned, I guess I can’t hold it against you…as much.

  20. Hurrah for Tim! The sad thing is that I would completely be able to believe this to be Rays reaction on the phone had this been the call at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday.

  21. Sorry for the double post but… Stinky Cheese… I made that papercraft in your avatar ;P

  22. Pi says:

    Oddly enough, I think that this is my favourite comic. Not because it was an exceptional comic (although Dr. Mario was a very nice touch) but because Tim now has a baby, which is ridiculously amazing. (Babies always leave me with a ‘Wow! He made that!’ feeling.)

    Or it could be that I just watched a bunch of Mr. Bean videos on YouTube and I’m still laughing at those. Either or.

    In any case, congratulations, Tim. I recommend the name Peach, although she’ll probably get kidnapped a lot if you do that…better make sure that you’ve got a Super Mushroom on hand. It’ll make it much easier to jump on kidnappers.

  23. chief1185 says:

    Congrats Tim!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope Sarah, Your newborn Baby Girl, You have a great summer!!!

  24. ultimateDK says:

    I think this comic was especially noteworthy only because the first thing I see is a giant picture of Tim (the usually emotionally unavailable one) filled with tears of joy…I think this comic broke some kind of rift or fabric between 2P Start! and reality.

    Anyway, this is really good news, and congrats to Tim and everyone else!

    I wonder if baby _________ Harding will help Tim come up with ideas for comics.

    Well, that’s how Tina Fey comes up with some of her jokes for 30 Rock….

  25. Wyrm says:

    Maybe Ray can finally replace Tim with Tingle.

    2P start will become just one man playing two players, and the podcast will be the ramblings of a schizophrenic.

  26. D3vin says:

    I see Ray is still angry at their recent falling out over NSMBW. Don’t worry Tim, A REAL FRIEND would be happy of your achievement.
    Achievements unlocked
    *have a baby* 20 points
    *show your true colors*-2 points
    Maybe making a webcomic with a complete stranger he met through a Wii fansite was a bad idea…

  27. D3vin says:

    congrats!
    you are obliged to say ‘BABIES’ in the Partners in time voice.

    (does so)
    Is it me, or is that last panel REALLY familiar?
    I’ll try and get a compairison image up later.

    Yup, It is an edit of the second-to-last Panel

  28. Congrats to Tim and his wife! I had a few different ideas.

    Ray – *On the phone* Hey Tim!! Did you hear? Yesterday was Sonic’s 18th birthday.

    Tim – *Holding his baby* We’re celebrating a different birthday over here Ray.

    Or….

    Ray – *On the phone* Hey Tim, I need that script now.

    Tim – *In the delivery room. Wife is in the stirrups. Doctor helping with the birth process.* REAL bad timing Ray! It will have to wait.

    Ray- C’mon Tim!! What about our fans?

    Tim – My wife is in the middle of giving birth to our child!!

    Doctor – I can see the head now!!

    Sarah – GRRAAAAAH!!!

    Ray – This is so unprofessional Tim. I knew this baby would mean the death of our webcomic!

    Tim – What part of “she’s having my child” do you not understand?!

    Ray – C’mon Tim! Write something about Sonic’s birthday!

    Tim – It’s my daughter’s official “birth” day!!

    Sarah – Would you get him off the phone!! I need you now!

    Tim – Hold on. I have an idea.

    *Tim uses cell phone to snap a picture of the baby mid-birth. Sends pic to Ray*

    Ray – GAAAAAAHHH! “Click!”

    Tim – That’ll learn him.

  29. chriskatching says:

    Congrats 🙂

  30. Drake says:

    Hey, I’ve been a fan of 2p Start for the last few months but never really saw a need to comment. However, I feel like I should this time, with a congrats to Tim. So… Congrats Tim!

  31. roadjcat says:

    congrats!
    you are obliged to say ‘BABIES’ in the Partners in time voice.

    (does so)
    Is it me, or is that last panel REALLY familiar?
    I’ll try and get a compairison image up later.

    Yup, It is an edit of the second-to-last Panel

    You forgot this one: http://www.2pstart.com/2009/03/18/tuesday-march-17th/

    😀

  32. D3vin says:

    congrats!
    you are obliged to say ‘BABIES’ in the Partners in time voice.

    (does so)
    Is it me, or is that last panel REALLY familiar?
    I’ll try and get a compairison image up later.

    Yup, It is an edit of the second-to-last Panel

    You forgot this one: http://www.2pstart.com/2009/03/18/tuesday-march-17th/

    That one too, It seems to have reached ‘running gag’ status.
    Hooray for repetitiveness and cliché

  33. roadjcat says:

    Anyone notice that yesterday was the day that the “crap” was supposed to be posted? I say a bullet was dodged there by posting the comic today instead of yesterday! I guess that blog post yesterday was the “crap”. 😀

  34. freeplay says:

    well it’s good, it’s just missing one thing…

    …THE POOL OF MONEY. All comics with that last panel MUST have the pool of money, OK. So I’ll be expecting the pool of money edited in tomorrow, OK, good. lol, jk, lol.

  35. Airknight says:

    Congrats.
    So is next weeks comic going to be titled “The Birth of 3P-Start?!?!”

  36. D3vin says:

    Congrats.
    So is next weeks comic going to be titled “The Birth of 3P-Start?!?!”

    YES! DO IT NOW! SPEAKING IN ALL CAPS AND SPEAKING IN SHORT FRAGMENTS MAKES ME LOOK LIKE A CRAZY PERSON!
    Too bad I probably won’t be the third person though…

  37. Bobipine says:

    didn’t took time to read all previous comments, so there might be some redundance.
    Sarah, hope healt is and will stay fine.

    as for the comic, wich is some kind of filler ish thingy (at least I think) proving you don’t intend to stop them coming by keeping your weekly update, here are some more or less random comments…

    Tim looks happier then when you had a chance to save the princess TOGETHER!!! and shows no signs of wounds from the ”earlier” fight (even the calender foreseeing the death of 2P Start seems like it was less then a week before) Ray look depressed, as a betrayed, but understanding friend, who looks like he’s watching Transformer2 on Iphone.

    also, I just seem to notice that everything Tim related are blue, the speech bubbles, the baby pacifier, his phone, and Ray’s are red, the red shirt, and bubbles, whatever is wrote on the botom of the I phone (ok that one is a little pushed)
    Isn’t Ray supposed to be the Sonic freak, and Tim the Mario of the pair? or is it that Tim reminds Ray of Sonic, that would be why he spend time with him, but for Ray…. what does he win in that deal? cash and Dr.Pepper?

  38. roadjcat says:

    Am I the only one who looked at the comic and didn’t think filler? I think it’s a perfectly legitimate comic.

  39. Bobipine says:

    sorry to double post, but a part of my ”text” seems to be missing (I should double check more often) first part should go as

    Didn’t took the time to read all previous comments, so there might be some redundance, I’ll start by doing as the comments I read, congrats Tim and Sarah, hope healt is, and will stay, fine

    ok, not much was missing, but it can change the message sent

  40. Bobipine says:

    roadjcat

    Am I the only one who looked at the comic and didn’t think filler? I think it’s a perfectly legitimate comic.

    notice my filler ”ish thingy” I see it as a comic they spent time on, therefore being a real comic (a filler would had more been a simple image, more or less random) the filler feeling probably come from it being based on an actual event that happened, there’s not much of a joke in it

    so, it’s for follower for sure (the Dr.Mario cameo in the first panel, probably some that I missed too) newcomers might not know what is the point at all, absence of joke (well, maybe except the fact that Ray seems more interested in the comic then the life of his friend) and the fact that they don’t know it’s something taht had beenm discussed about before

  41. steve-ohs says:

    Congratulations Tim and Sarah!!

  42. Daecious says:

    HEY, IM GRAVE RISING!!! been a fan of the site for a few months and more recently listened to all the podcasts, that is up until episode 78 when you said i didnt have to.

  43. Congratulations!

    Don’t forget to pick up one of these:

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/books/nonfiction/b5e5/

  44. marcod says:

    CONGRATS! I hope you raise her well! 😀

  45. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Finally! I’ve been trying to see this comic all day, but my connection’s been acting weird. It wouldn’t load the entire comic at once, so I’d get to see it bit by bit until now. Anyway, congratulations to you and your new daughter, Tim and Sarah!

  46. Congratulations!

    Now, more comics. *clap-clap!*

  47. Betta splenden says:

    Congratulations! BTW Ray, I like how you’ve updated your iPhone to the 3G S by having the earphone jack at the top.

  48. Anon says:

    also, I just seem to notice that everything Tim related are blue, the speech bubbles, the baby pacifier, his phone, and Ray’s are red, the red shirt, and bubbles, whatever is wrote on the botom of the I phone (ok that one is a little pushed)
    Isn’t Ray supposed to be the Sonic freak, and Tim the Mario of the pair? or is it that Tim reminds Ray of Sonic, that would be why he spend time with him, but for Ray…. what does he win in that deal? cash and Dr.Pepper?

    Ray is Player 1, Tim is Player 2.

  49. DGR says:

    Congratulations!!!
    I found this web comic a few weeks ago and have enjoyed almost every single one. I have also listened to a few episodes of the podcast (they are too long to hear in a single inning). So because of the occasion I am RISING FROM MY GRAVE ( even though I just created my account a few minutes ago. I also think that Tim is lucky to live by a hospital with Dr. Mario in it. Anyway because the baby is a girl you will have to expose her to video games extra early for her to enjoy them as much as you do I suggest the age of 16 months or maybe a little earlier. Anyway happy birthday to (insert baby’s name here.)

  50. Snifit says:

    Congratulations and pink cigars all around!
    I hope for the best as Tim and Sarah expand their family!
    And Ray…at least you have Miley.

    In all seriousness congrats and I hope everything works out well with the new addition and the website.

  51. The_Green_Fire says:

    I think now is a perfect time to Rise from my grave. I’ve been a big fan of this site for almost two years, and have neglected to post any comments. I can’t wait to see pics of the new addition to 2P start’s family. (Perhaps in the 2P art style)

  52. D3vin says:

    Ray is Player 1, Tim is Player 2.

    If Tim is player 2, then why is he first on the logo?
    Tim, Ray
    1,2
    D3vin, Ryman
    3,4

    See? Maths is easy!

  53. Gadoink says:

    Ray, if Tim is busy next week and you don’t get a script, you can just put this up.

  54. Kaito says:

    Congratulation for the new baby ^_^

  55. Sion says:

    Congrads Tim.

  56. roadjcat says:

    Congrads Tim.

    Have to say, Spiffy avatar. 😀

  57. nintendogamer101 says:

    Congratulations Tim and Sarah on the new baby girl! Good luck trying to get her to sleep the first few days . . . or weeks . . . months? Just kidding, I’m sure you’ll do fine with her.

    Oh, and good job on the comic, guys! 🙂

  58. BulimicKoala says:

    Ray is a jerk. I am surprised they still talk to each other after “the incident”

  59. Jonny Niko says:

    Tim, Congratulations!

    Ray, Great job managing all this, while you have a huge work load.

    And at the risk of being redundant…IS THAT DR. MARIO?! OMG!?

    Also, I wanted to say Ray, that I really do enjoy your comics and hearing that your laugh on the podcasts and in person are the same. Keep up the high caliber stuff.

    One more thing. I am rising from my grave!

  60. FluffyPanda says:

    Awwwwwww.

    I’ll be joining the parenthood club myself in a couple of months. Got to be the best thing that can happen in anyone’s life.

    Congrats to the happy parents. Feel free to post a pic of the newborn so we can all post “awwwww” comments with increasing numbers of Ws 🙂

  61. Kire says:

    Really Fluffy? I’m more thinking that any photo put up here will be used for things that I can’t mention with out being arrested.

    Congratulations Tim

    PS. I hope you made this up and it wasn’t an actual conversation.

  62. Matteron says:

    Oh Tim!!!1! Congrats!!!! I hope she will live a healthy life!!!1! I was wondering when Ray would make this comic I had a feeling somehow!!!

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  64. Gadoink says:

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  65. Lozaiah says:

    Congrats man! Hopefully all these “joke” predictions won’t come true and instead she’ll be an inspiration/motivation for more great comics!!

  66. aghhdjgdjkfhgtahdugihila; says:

    RAY! Was that really how you felt when Tim called you? Tats really not nice!

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  68. CKcheeseboy says:

    RAY! Was that really how you felt when Tim called you? Tats really not nice!

    You don’t plan on logging in often, do you, aghhdjgdjkfhgtahdugihila;?

  69. aghhdjgdjkfhgtahdugihila; says:

    RAY! Was that really how you felt when Tim called you? Tats really not nice!

    You don’t plan on logging in often, do you, aghhdjgdjkfhgtahdugihila;?

    Well… actually…

  70. FluffyPanda says:

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  71. Joshua says:

    Congratulations man, that’s awesome! 🙂

  72. monkeyboy50 says:

    Could that possibly be Dr. Mario in first panel? Dr. Mario is blurred, of course.

  73. Mirby says:

    I envision Ray smashing his phone in an OVER 9000! moment there…

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