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Penny Arcade - Comic - Up Top

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edited February 24 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Up Top

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • CEOIIICEOIII Registered User regular
    Representation. IS. Important.

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    10 of 10 possible d'awwwws. Love this strip.

    (And I wish Hoizon Zero Dawn was releasing on PC.)

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  • kimjo42kimjo42 Registered User regular
    I have a 9-yo daughter and this one, guys, brought a tear to me eye. Hats off.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 I'm extra good at beating up the weak ones! Registered User regular
    So damn cute... heart... can't take it!

    *Dies*

    *medic-alert bracelet reads: "Please clear my browser history"*

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  • mausx3mausx3 Registered User new member
    Wholesome af

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  • MercadeMercade Registered User regular
    No I was just cutting some onions, SHUT UP

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  • SIXytSIXyt Esq STLRegistered User regular
    I was waiting for the shoe to drop as I read through, but nope just full of misty eyed joy. As a dad this hits hard.

  • armatur3armatur3 San DiegoRegistered User regular
    I love that she scoots closer in the middle panel. I have to parrot the other dads here... this hits right in the feels.

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  • NogginNoggin Two cartons deepRegistered User regular
    My 8-years-younger sister used to watch me play games just like this, my niece and nephew have done this, and I'm about to become a dad.

    Triple feels.

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell The ResistanceRegistered User regular
    aww man, no release for PCs?

    Iolo
  • ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    I made the mistake of rereading his linked post from her birth. Instant feels.

    Solvent
  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    this one claims the cuteness/awesome trophy, previously held by https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/03/19

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  • LinktmLinktm Registered User regular
    I really like that we got a "Representation Matters" comic from Penny Arcade. It's always nice seeing how much Mike & Jerry have grown over the years, and being a parent has only improved their perspectives on this stuff.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I am married to the best ginger ever. This comic is accurate.

  • AshguardAshguard Registered User new member
    Is it just me or is Tycho liking red hair for a whoooooole other reason?

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Ashguard wrote: »
    Is it just me or is Tycho liking red hair for a whoooooole other reason?

    It's just you.

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  • ironzergironzerg Registered User regular
    The best part of having kids is being reminded of the bits of humanity growing up stripped from you. I have two goals in life for my kids: To grow up to be a better person than me, and for me to be a better person watching them do it.

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  • MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    CEOIII wrote: »
    Representation. IS. Important.

    i hate that this comic reminds me of the bad people who don't want girls a to see themselves in games, comics, etc.

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  • ZomagicZomagic Registered User regular
    edited February 25
    Well, I cried for 15 minutes. I don't think you have to be a dad for this to hit hard. Just human, and not so horribly run over by life that nothing touches you anymore.

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  • SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    So much love for this. I know my life was changed when I read my first fantasy novel starring a young female protagonist (which was far more rare in the '80s than it is now). It really does matter.

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  • GDT1985GDT1985 Registered User regular
    Jerry's news post is also on point. Good stuff guys.

  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    OMIGOD. That's what HZD is... what if Brave and Wall-E were part of the SAME UNIVERSE. *posts Pixar conspiracy theories*

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    You don't need to engage with every idiot, every time.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    edited February 26
    ironzerg wrote: »
    The best part of having kids is being reminded of the bits of humanity growing up stripped from you.

    I think you're forgetting about the spare organs.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    i like dad strips because i know there are people who hate the dad strips, and this is the daddest strip ever

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    You don't need to engage with every idiot, every time.

    Someone on the internet is wrong! I'm compelled.

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  • Akira13Akira13 Registered User regular
    edited February 27
    Quid wrote: »
    Ashguard wrote: »
    Is it just me or is Tycho liking red hair for a whoooooole other reason?

    It's just you.

    Well TBH he has stated on multiple occasions that he DOES like red hair for that "other" reason...... but certainly, that wouldn't necessarily apply in this particular circumstance.

    Also, this might be one of the best drawn PA strips ever?

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Registered User regular
    edited February 27
    Akira13 wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Ashguard wrote: »
    Is it just me or is Tycho liking red hair for a whoooooole other reason?

    It's just you.

    Well TBH he has stated on multiple occasions that he DOES like red hair for that "other" reason...... but certainly, that wouldn't apply in this particular circumstance.

    Also, this might be one of the best drawn PA strips ever?

    I was just listening back through some of the older podcasts, and in the one for the strip about "Orange Is The New Black" Mike was basically teasing him about this, saying that all Jerry needed to know was that one of the women is a redhead with glasses.

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  • Akira13Akira13 Registered User regular
    edited February 27
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Akira13 wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Ashguard wrote: »
    Is it just me or is Tycho liking red hair for a whoooooole other reason?

    It's just you.

    Well TBH he has stated on multiple occasions that he DOES like red hair for that "other" reason...... but certainly, that wouldn't apply in this particular circumstance.

    Also, this might be one of the best drawn PA strips ever?

    I was just listening back through some of the older podcasts, and in the one for the strip about "Orange Is The New Black" Mike was basically teasing him about this, saying that all Jerry needed to know was that one of the women is a redhead with glasses.

    Yeah... I mean, there is a reason both his kids have red hair! (Because his wife does.) This strip may very well have been a double-meaning sort of a thing... saying it because he loves his daughter, but also because he likes redheads, which is fine because she's far too young to grasp the secondary implication. Remember, the "she" that is being directly referred to by both Ronia and Tycho in the third panel is the character Aloy from Horizon: Zero Dawn. Jerry often throws subtleties like that into the strip. So yeah, Ashguard wasn't necessarily that far off.

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  • wallywestwallywest Registered User regular
    edited February 27
    Zomagic wrote: »
    Well, I cried for 15 minutes. I don't think you have to be a dad for this to hit hard. Just human, and not so horribly run over by life that nothing touches you anymore.

    Agreed. Not a parent, but this comic definitely pulls at the heart strings.

    The subtle details, how she scoots closer to dad, and the little heart over her head in the last panel really puts this over the top for me. I honestly think Mike and Jerry make one of the best comic strips of all time. And I don't just mean web comics, I put them right up there with Shultz, Larson, and Watterson.

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  • AkabanderAkabander Registered User new member
    I have two boys in college now, the part in the News post that starts with "there's a montage" actually made me tear up. Damn you Tycho, thanks for the feels, man.

  • lionheartssjlionheartssj Bartertown Chief Merchant BartertownRegistered User regular
    Awww. Can't wait till I have a kid.

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    I like that she's appropriately clothed and not hypersexualized.

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