Below is a list of comments made by Peyton Farquhar, in date order (newest at the top).|
|I have been reading ctrl+alt+delete for about... three years. A friend introduced me to it and I worked my way through the archives in about a week, enjoying myself all the way. In those days, I really liked CAD; it was near the top of my list (right behind Penny Arcade and VG Cats).
But of late, it seems CAD has been afflicted with a certain... malaise. I no longer find the same amusement. Chef Brian used to at least warrant a chuckle. This latest Chef Brian is simply trite. Ethan seems to be stuck in a cycle of stupidity; more and more, I am less entertained by his antics (i.e., trying to jerk off wearing power gloves). Maybe it's the continuity of the comic strip. I cut my teeth on VG Cats and Penny Arcade, two comics where continuity is not prevalent; in the case of Penny Arcade, continuity is anathema. I don't know, CAD just doesn't hold the same appeal it used to. Maybe it's just repetition of the same gimmicks. Maybe it's that (from what I can gather) Tim Buckley is, as a person, lacking in character. I know that an artist's personal life should not play a part in judgment of a comic, but when I read the comic, I cannot help but think about all the unpleasant acts that Buckley has (supposedly) committed.
Reasons aside, CAD just does not hold the same appeal it once held. Therefore, I give this a three not only in order to remain moderate, but also for nostalgia's sake and the hope that I can recapture my past enjoyment.
Watermelon, I salute you.