Commander laying down some time travel rules, as soon as you think about it it stops working. So don’t think about it. Just accept they’re in the future and everything is cool.
after seeing the uncoloured panel i realized i can’t recognize jonesy without brown hair because i couldn’t tell that was her in the uncoloured version
Jonesy’s not the most unique character design in the world in the first place. Woman with a ponytail. That’s about it.
To be fair, most of us aren’t the most unique character design in the world. So that makes her a pretty good everywoman :D
Pretty sure she’s the character the majority of us are supposed to be able to relate to. Kinda like how right now we get to see the future through her eyes.
Wait, you mean we aren’t supposed to relate to the Commander?
I kinda relate more to jared .-.
Well he is supposed to be the most possible average teenage guy. She said it herself.
I do genuinely relate more to the Commander and Jared than anyone else.
I’m about a 65:35 split of the two.
I am exactly like Canadian Guy in every possible way.
And I am like Pyramid Head in ways you can’t imagine. :D
Nor want to!
….no one wants to think about all the ways you could be like Pyramid Head, so yeah, pretty sure we don’t want to can’t imagine, mench.
Or they really like loincloths.
Or he looks damn fine in an apron.
I’m Mr fish and little pokemon are my favourite dish
What’s that supposed to mean? I thought Jared was my spirit animal? o_O
But do you realize that Jared’s spirit animal is the World’s Fattest Pigeon?
(Too lazy to provide a link to THAT ‘toonish blast from Ceolsquid’s past)
Everything’s chrome in the future!
Probably cheaper then steel in the future
Didn’t you see that episode of Spongebob? They use chrome even where metal’s not needed. A flower pops up out of the ground? Spray it in chrome. Dirt? Chrome it, baby.
As soon as I read “I hope you like chrome” that’s the first thing that popped in my head, and I hate that yellow b@$+3red with a gusto that’s exceeded only by the various gods of varying religious significance. I’m am not in any way referring to the main three religions who despite their differences all worship the same god, there that was my half-assed attempt to officially cover my own back-side from random stuck-up assholes; and to the admins of this page my past exp. require me to cover myself, long story short someone tried to sue me for a comment I made on YouTube, sorry for any inconvenience. Wow I do believe I have outdone myself that was an impressive run-on sentence.
I do not watch.sponge bob and doubt you could pay me enough to
Early Spongebob was pretty great.
Why not? Some of the earlier episodes are actually quite funny.
Some, not all, nor most. And NONE of the later/more recent/current ones are. They did a scientific study. New Spongebob actually damaged kid’s braincells. (Old Spongebob was only about as bad as every other non-educational kids show from then: not that bad, pretty much neutral)
I never got why people liked Spongebob so much. There were so many other actually good kids Nicktoons. Like Fairly Odd Parent, Jimmy Neutron, and some others.
New Spongebob isn’t even really Spongebob anyway. It was made by different people without the original creator’s permission & they seem to hate all the characters & ignore the old story. It’s like a much worse alternative to fanfiction. At least, it’s not The Fairly Odd Parents though. Jimmy Neutron’s ok.
FUUUTURE! FUUUUTURE!! FUUUUUTURE!!! Lovin’ me some Squidward…
Makes sense. Google bought out all the copyrights for chrome to cover their browser, word and all. Eventually Google will take over the world, and since they already have rights on chrome, there’s no need to buy out anything on another metal.
Something about this made me start crying.
Chrome’s Image Analyzer for Image Searching and Image is actually inteligent and learning. It can tell you with a fairly accurate guess what’s in an image that has never before been on the internet. Even the people who made the original code don’t understand how it’s so good.
I, for one, welcome our new Google overlords
I hope we get the answer as to why they were playing baseball in the near future and that hopefully some people will be surprised he’s gone suddenly.
Near future? Don’t you mean in the past?
pretty sure they meant they want the answer, to why they were playing baseball, in the near future. Course could have been phrased or punctuated to make that a bit more clear.
Don’t think about it.
Time Travel, pompom. He can return to the very same moment they left. No-one would be the wiser.
Then again, The Doctor’s track record isn’t so great… Poor little Pond…
Might just be a batting cage with a pitching machine.
*doing sit ups* FYOOOOOOOOOOTURE. FYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTURE. FYOOOOOOTURE.
*rubs head* Thank you.
I thought he was just in the fetal position and rocking? I dunno. Haven’t seen that episode in at least 6-8 years.
Time travel is a lot like flying huh.
Oooh, shiny spacefuture!
Well it seems to be more closer to magic in certain rpgs. Heck one allows magic to litteraly do anything but as long as it doesn’t get to confusion. One mage actually beat another by bring a regular person to the magic fight and asked the guy to explain what just happened… the enemy died from magic recoil.
Moral of the story! The less questions you ask the better. (One of the books in the RPG World of Darkness)
Do you read Goblins? Do.
There’s a sword called Oblivious.
It’s made of oblivion.
Oh, I remember that. “A powerful magic sword that’s prob’ly been around fer thousands of years, an’ it takes you all o’ five minutes to break it?”
Is that a Hitchhiker’s Guide reference? I really hope that’s a Hitchhiker’s guide reference.
Of course it is.
Hey a reference I understand, woot! Have a high five ^.^
I CAN SEE THE FUTUUUURE! AND NOW YOU CAN SEE THE FUTUUUURE!
I’M ON FIRE!
It must be difficult to type while on fire.
(Shamelessly stolen from Fallen comic)
Shoot, Fallen? MEMORIES!!!!
now to the important question: will there be power armor?
I pray the orks never get time travel technology, then.
Actually, one did. He decided the only thing better than one of his favourite gun was two of his favourite gun, so went on a Waaargh! against his own Waaargh!
Basically, what Commander Badass did to himself, but for a gun instead of coffee.
And apparently, the resulting confusion over the boss killing himself stopped both Waaagh!’s dead.
Moral of the story? Never, and I mean NEVER, let an Ork get time travel.
Commander reeeeeaaalllly doesn’t care for chrome does he? I imagine it would be rather monotonous after a while…and tiring to the eyes
And imagine flying by a star. You can’t look anywhere because it’s all blinding.
When did the Commander nab the Omnitrix from Ben Tennyson
I think it’s actually suppose to be the time travel bracelet from Dr Who that River Song and Jack Harkness had.
Nah, his bracelet has way more chrome than either of those.
Nah, the bracelet feels terrible, that’s why the Doctor dissed it now and then.
Vortex Manipulator, and yes, they are very bad for you.
Why did he take his shirt off to put on his jacket?
Because that’s his uniform.
I… I don’t care why, I’m just grateful. <3 Shirtless. Hairy. Commander. <3 <3 <3
Mmm, I could have done with more lingering shots of the Commander taking his shirt off…
Yeah, I really feel like it should have taken a few more panels…
It’s a good way to keep from thinking about time travel …
Because he doesn’t like anything absorbing his sweat under his jacket.
Soak it in…
If you’re wondering how there’s no paradox / And other science facts / Then repeat to yourself ‘It’s just a show, / I should really just relax’ / for Manly Guys Doing Manly Things (3000)
This is by far my favorite explanation for avoiding paradoxes in time travel. Feels very Douglas Adams.
Considering that logic is lifted from HGttG almost verbatim, I would hope so. :p
I have to agree. The less you think about it the less you can mess up
Either that or Phantom Tollbooth.
The future will not be shiny, it will be very dark and quiet. No-one will do anything to harm their health, no bright lights or loud noises. The reason we don’t hear from the future is they are worried about our second-hand smoke.
That is the first explanation , other than we don’t hear from time travelers because time travel is impossible, that does make sense. Thank you.
Mmmm…no loud noises.
Paradise for migraine sufferers!
I always did like Chrome more than Firefox.
Thank you for preventing me from having to make this joke.
I like my Opera, thank you :P
So that’s why he gave no shits about beating himself from the past way back? He knew it will instantly form a stable time loop?
It had already formed a stable time loop by the time he decided to. Now, beating himself up in the future, on the the other hand..
Would form a stable time loop as well. After all, he would beat himself up in the future, go back to the past, & then proceed to become his future self, only to get beat up by his past self.
Even better – he goes to the future, beats his future self up, then sends his future self back to take his place, and lives on as his future self. It’d be pretty stable, except that future CB would get increasingly older (and easier to beat) each time through…
And @Ozzie – it formed a stable time loop specifically because HE DIDN’T THINK ABOUT IT. Because time travel.
Third cell is the best cell in any comic ever.
i think my favourite part is just how blasé about it is.
I wonder if this’ll become a plotpoint.
What? This comic actually has a plot?
I hadn’t noticed & Coelasquid doesn’t actually NEED one for this comic.
*stares @ 3rd panel*
I freakin’ love how time travel in this universe is like Ork tech in Warhammer 40,000: It works because they just believe it does. XD
I like that time travel rule. Its very similar to “Throwing yourself at the ground, and missing” to be able to fly from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Chrome? Has something terrible happened to Firefox in The Future?
Yeah, it merged with Internet Explorer. *Shudders*
It lives! Oh dear God, it lives!! D’:
I found out today that netscape still exists. It and IE are the only browsers supported for certain things at work :(
Ah, corporate taxidermy. Keeping dead technologies in the semblance of life for decades at a time.
Chrome and metal is the “spacefuture” thing, not just regular future.
Sooo, am I the only one who read the line:
“I hope you like chrome”
and thought he was talking about the web browser? My initial reaction was, “Why would everyone be using Chrome?” Then I looked more at the picture and I was all “Ooooooh. Right then.”
I’m in the future again! Nothing’s changed! It’s like I never left it.
well, can’t say it didn’t work all that well, now can we XD
This is not only brilliant, but it also opens the door for her learning to fly using the Douglas Adams method. Don’t think about time travel. Don’t think about hitting the ground. Boom. Time travel. Flight.
I love this so much, you have no idea.
Whoops, I accidentally thought about it! OH NO
I feel like he was obligated to say “WELCOME TO THE FUTURE” by protocol or something.
“WELCOME… TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW!”
“…do you always have to say that?”
I like what you’ve done with the place, but I think the chrome needs polishing…
I’m more curious to know what situation causes someone to hold a bat like Jonesy is in the first panel. It’s like she caught some sort of Jared disease with a pose like that.
Previous page ended with her leaning on it. So her bring the bat up leads to one hand holding the grip while the other fiddles with the nubby hand catcher thingy on the end while she asks for a future trip.
I am worried about the pink cloud out of the window. Either they have managed to travel through space as well or the environmental degradation is alot worse then we thought.
It’s not just the future, it’s the spacefuture. They’re probably on a space-military satellite.
You know this raises the question about what other futures there are out there then…
Thinking about it a bit too hard, if they only traveled through time and not space when they time traveled, they would actually be really, really far away from where the Earth was by the time they get there. The Earth is orbiting the Sun is orbiting the center of the Milky Way is bounding around the local galactic cluster is moving though the local galactic supercluster, etc.
There’s a LOT of motion to account for in time travel.
If you can travel through time, you’d also better be able to travel through space too…If you time travel from NOW without also traveling in space, the Earth would move right out from under you (or you’d wind up literally plowing THROUGH the planet). The Earth moves fast enough, you’d only have to time-travel a few seconds’ worth of time for that to happen.
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey :D
The concept of “before” becomes much more fluid when you can time travel. A simple sentence like ‘I am not dead.’ could be true today and false tomorrow.
Douglas Adams famously claimed that the biggest problem with time travel wasn’t paradoxes, or changing the past – the biggest problem was grammar. He then went on to define several dozen new tenses with which to speak of events that have been temporally manipulated. I believe this would be stated ‘I will-on ammen-when not dead’.
I love Jonesy’s expression in the second last panel. Oh poo would be my guess as to what she’s thinking.
Woo! The Commander isn’t nuts after all and IS from the future!
If he wasn’t from the future, how could he have possibly used tine travel to fight himself for a cup of coffee?
That was wonderful in so many ways. SO many.
It is a true statement. A watched cheetah will NEVER bevel. Fact of life.
The Commander’s ‘art of distraction’ skills are several levels above anything I’d ever expected. Well played, sir.
All he really needs to do is take his shirt off on a regular basis. That’s way more distracting than people give him credit for. :)
When she said tag-alongs, for some reason I thought girl scout cookies.
Well, we’ve already established the whole thing runs more or less on bullshit so no reason to think about it.
I hate Chrome. Does the future not have Firefox?
Does no one read comments before posting? The bloody browser was mentioned at least five times, and it was NEVER funny. Screw Google and its mind control rays…
So Time Travel works in the same way flight does in HHGTTG?
Okay, I gots issues with the future…I don’t like chrome, either the browser or the metal when it’s used as a plating that’s sole purpose is to look pretty. Meh…
Excuse me but I have to let this out
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! :D best approach to time travel EVER!!!
I want to hug this page and wrap it a box.
Actually, since paying attention to the state of matter changes its state at the Planck level, the “don’t think about it” statement makes a lot of sense.
Schroedinger’s cat may/may not approves and/or denies this.
Soooo… Hypertime, it’s ok.
It’s gonna be the future soon.
Are they in his spacelab in space? :)
can Commander be shirtless more often? o-o
i wonder what planet’s chrome mines are being exploited & depleted…..
He WOULD use a vortex manipulator…
Pleeeaaase let there be a robo-Jared or something xD
making phrases up as a jump gate? Conveniently napkins.
Best. Time-travel. Sequence. EVER.
chrome is the black!
Well, have you ever watched a cheetah bevel? I didn’t think so.
Chrome+Time Travel, reminds me of the time Rory and the Doctor pwned the Cybermen. Rory didn’t deserve the fate he got, he was the sanest companion except maybe Mr. Chesterfield…
Strangely there might be something to this whole, not thinking about time travel, with Quantum Effects and what not. So maybe it is not that time travel works better than when you don’t think about it, but rather time travel works naturally that way and us “observing” and trying to figure out it destabilizes it, because we are actively forcing it to make sense or something? Just my theory.
Or maybe the way time travel REALLY works does make sense, but our limited human minds can’t grasp the patterns & structures of the universe that make it work. Thus, the more you think about it, the more confused you get.
*Sees the last line, looks at comments section for comments about Spongebob*
Squidward: (assumes fetal position) ffffuuuuuutuuuuuurrrreeee. . . .
ffffuuuuuuttuuuuuurrreeeeee. . .
ffffffuuuuutuuuuuutuurrreeee. . .
Can’t wait for more. I have literally gone through every comic you guys have since last night. Big fan. Keep up the great work.
Is it even okay to be this sexually alluring?
I’m almost certain this is illegal.
If you would cause a paradox due to time travel the universe would sort out by itself.
In other words? Stuff would change yes. But you wouldn’t know shit about it.
That’s why commander’s rule is good.
Yep0. The Universe will sort it all out in The Big Picture, but our minds can only grasp our limited slice of perception of the universe at any point in time. The only “paradoxes” would be those that affect us on the small scale, compared to the Universe’s overall “fixing” of the problem.
I really hope to see a ludicrously old Jared, waiting in a never-moving line at a bank.
Cuz you know… topical humor. In space.
I… was kinda expecting them to transport to the exact same spot, and it looking almost exactly the same.
It’s funny because Science has actually discovered that, hey! Most super complex things don’t like to be looked at, and, to a separate degree (sometimes less, sometimes more) thought about either.
God damn you made the hottest character ever.
1) Did he change his pants in front of her too?
2) IS THAT A GUN IN HIS POCKET
Quoted from the Full Metal Jacket movie: “This is my weapon, this is my gun. I shoot one to kill, the other for fun.”
Best description of time travel ever. EVER!
First rule of timetravel: Don’t think about timetravel.
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