Stolen Pixels #170: Humans First

By Shamus Posted Friday Feb 19, 2010

Filed under: Column 13 comments

Another Mass Effect 2 comic. I don’t want to give away too much about who you’re talking to, but there are some who call him… TIM?


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13 thoughts on “Stolen Pixels #170: Humans First

  1. krellen says:

    Those are my feelings exactly about spoiler warnings.

    PS, I love your “nearly three comments!” thing.

  2. Tobias says:

    On a side note, replacing “Thresher Maw” with something like “sand monster” would have been nice for all the non-ME2 players.
    Still, I liked it (because I’m an ME2 player), and I liked the punchline.

    1. KremlinLaptop says:

      Thresher-Maw doesn’t bring to mind fluffy and cuddly, unless it’s also huge and bristling with rows and rows of increasingly sharp teeth. So you know it sort of works…

      Besides I’d rather this than CAD levels of explaining the joke for the reader.

  3. Yar Kramer says:

    I haven’t played either ME, but I kind of found “some who call him TIM” almost more amusing than the comic itself.

  4. Nyaz says:

    I don’t really get why people call him TIM. Do people abbreviate “the”? If I would shorten it I would go for “IM” for “Illusive Man” simply. Or I would just spell out “Illusive Man” because I’m not lazy and I type pretty fast.

    1. krellen says:

      Yes, we abbreviate “the”, because “TIM” is pronounceable as a familiar common name, while “IM” is not.

    2. guy says:

      It’s a Monty Python joke.

      1. Namfoodle says:

        Exactly. The question mark at the end is the key.

  5. RTBones says:

    Nice Monty Python reference…that rabbit is dynamite!

  6. Galad says:

    Another good joke that’s spot-on :)

    If humans are the appetizer (for the thresher maws, I suppose?) then I imagine the hanar make a tasty soup, the big fat elcor are the main course, and certain parts of the asari make a fine dessert.

    Screw the main course, I’ll just go straight for the dessert =X

  7. Rick W says:

    Hmm, Shepard has a bad memory, or I do. I don’t remember Cerberus feeding colonists to a thresher maw. I remember them feeding marines to a thresher maw, and turning colonists into husks…

    Oh, well, if it’s Shepard, it’s easy to blame it on the traumatic events of the tutorial. If it’s me, guess I’m just getting old.

    1. Irridium says:

      Cerberus knew about the Maws all along, they just didn’t tell anyone, leading to the colony being founded, then getting eaten, ect.

    2. SomeUnregPunk says:

      Shepard has been just rebuilt after getting spaced and then splattering across a moon two years ago. There is a good chance he isn’t just missing a few memories.

      I would have loved a conservation with a past character that involved confused memories.

      Shepard:”Liara! What was that kiss for? You know my heart is for Kaiden.”
      Liara:”But Kaiden is a guy and your not gay. We even slept together!”
      Shepard:”I’m not? We did?”

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