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enter rachelle!

enter rachelle!

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 23:18 by Conrad in response to guest comic - control

Rachelle, who was kind enough to make the comic for us this evening, makes her first appearance in this comic! It was quickly established that whenever video games were played on the same system Rachelle would be Player 1 and I would be Player 2. Not once in the last two years has this rule been broken, and the way things are going it doesn't look like it ever will be.

Oh, how I yearn for that light in the upper-left-hand corner of the xbox controller.

Anyways, as stated earlier Yuko will be making her glorious return on Tuesday! Also now that my schedule is freed up slightly I finally have time to finish those edits to the Johnny Wander page that I was talking about some time ago! I'm counting on you the faithful reader to keep me legit on my promise to come through for this, too, so pester away. Have a good weekend everybody!



Comment by Davemon (not verified) Wed, 03/25/2009 - 23:27

I always liked playing as P2 anyway. The colors were always cooler. GO RED CONTRA GUY!!!


Comment by JSRadio (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 00:30

I never made a big deal about it, as long as Player 1 was competent of guiding their way through the menus and didn't take 50 hours to start actually playing.

It's just always been a thing

Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 00:53

I don't think it really has anything to do with who's faster at navigating menus and stuff for me. I think it's because it's MY system and MY game. Probably because when I was little my brother was always monopolizing all the game stuff haha.

yeah, siblings...

Comment by Naktarr (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 04:09

My sister used to do the same thing, but these days its made me unwilling to play games I own with anyone else, or have anyone watch me.
No multiplayer for me :/
Stupid sister...

So what should we expected

Comment by Sovy Kurosei (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 03:37

So what should we expected with the new edits, Conrad?

Hahahaha, yeah

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 04:08

My wife is the same way. Except that it is my XBox, which by extention is "her" XBox. Which is to say it's not the same with our Wii. It's her Wii but there's not extention to make it "my" Wii.

I'm okay with this. I knew for a long time that sometimes what's mine is hers and what's hers is hers. lolz

Maybe girls are just like that.

Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 21:58

Conrad's 360 is "my" 360, because I (as well as Yuko, Ananth, and gang) bought it for him haha. I know it's an unfair claiming, but claim away I will.

Dumb question

Comment by kimbachan (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 07:24

I know it's a dumb question, but is it pronounced Ray-chelle or Ra-shell (does that make any sense?)

The second one

Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 21:38

It's pronounced Ra-Shell. My dad thought it sounded french or something lol. Actually I guess in France they pronounce it more like Rachel. I get called Rachel, Michelle, Rochelle, and probably more. Sometimes it gets irritating.

Well Conrad, in your urge to

Comment by TeninSeed (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 08:21

Well Conrad, in your urge to update the site you should add Rachelle to the cast page and give her a character card. only seems fair to her. Along with all the other minor characters that have shown up. Yuko's mom and such.

Anyway I just want to say I only recently started reading Johnny Wander, but they are awsome. Keep it up.


Comment by Enzel (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 09:29

Oddly enough, when playing with my friends, they always just sort of expect me to be 1st player even though I never say anything. Then they complain when I scroll through dialogue too fast. (I read twice as fast as the rest of them, I guess) But nobody volunteers to take over as 1st player. I wonder if it's different with versus games as opposed to multiplayer co-op RPGS, which is what we play...

You must be special

Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 21:40

Maybe you have some sort of leadership quality? Or a domineering personality haha. Either way, that's awesome.


Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 22:03

Multiplayer co-op RPG's are a yes! There's not too many of them though :/

Like Eternal Sonata and the Tales games? I'm always the leader (1st Player) in those too. In versus games it must matter a lot less. Then you're just fighting over which horribly downsized box you are on the screen haha.


Comment by Enzel (not verified) Sat, 03/28/2009 - 13:34

Yep, the newest Tales games, and Eternal Sonata is next on our list. (once we beat Tales of the Abyss.) It's surprising how much easier things are with four players. The player character AI is TERRIBLE.

Well, now every time I play

Comment by MarkyMark (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 09:58

Well, now every time I play games with Conrad I'll hafta make him be player 2. Can't break tradition.


Comment by John Kelly (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 10:55

*Insert a funny joke here about P1 and P2 as euphemisms for who wears the pants in your relationship.*

Conrad never wears pants. Or

Comment by Ananth Thu, 03/26/2009 - 11:23

Conrad never wears pants. Or clothes for that matter. Unless society dictates, anyway ... 

Even then, it's a gamble huh

Comment by Michael M. (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 18:07

Even then, it's a gamble huh


Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 22:05

Although I think he's been wearing pants more these days haha.


Comment by stevehill (not verified) Sat, 03/28/2009 - 12:48

And somehow without even saying anything, Conrad has managed to work his balls into the conversation. XD

I have a similar

Comment by Michael M. (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 18:09

I have a similar relationship with my brother when it comes to player status. I stipulated in my funeral that I leave him P1 when I die.


Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Thu, 03/26/2009 - 21:43

Some things just never change huh? Someday I will play with my brother again... and then we'll see who's who >:D

Prize Fight

Comment by Joe (not verified) Fri, 03/27/2009 - 07:32

The 1st Player spot has always been kind of a prize in my group of friends. A reward saying "You got here first, now you have complete control of what mode and level we play." Because no matter how diplomatic we try to be, we always end up playing the levels that 1st Player is the undisputed king of.

There are days

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Fri, 03/27/2009 - 19:46

When we have to switch who is what player because of where we are sitting in the house. If I'm sitting on the right, I need to be player 2, because usually, player 2's split screen is on the right. Etc.

I can never play it any other way with my wife. Otherwise, she gets waaaay confused. "I keep thinking that I'm the guy on the *** side of the screen since I'm sitting on the ***." And then we end up dying. Horribly. Messily.

Same way

Comment by Mel (not verified) Fri, 03/27/2009 - 22:38

My entire family is the same way. They have to sit on the side of the TV based on what player they are. "I thought I was the other guy" is the #1 excuse for losing in my house.

As for being player #1, I never really cared, but my younger sister insists that she be it. However, we DID set up other rules we followed. For example, when we played Gauntlet II for the NES back in the day, no one could be the same character (so there would be one warrior, valkyrie, wizard, and elf each)because everyone wanted to be the elf since it was the quickest character. We decided who was what by speed; she with the fastest fingers won first pick. Thus, I was always the green (go player #4!) elf with all the loot. And I have never given up that title. :P

You know that there's a

Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Sun, 03/29/2009 - 18:00

You know that there's a trickier way to do that right?
Because if you have loot grabby hands, you can sell your loot and then buy more speed. That's what I always did and nobody really tried to figure it out. Needless to say, nobody plays gauntlet with me haha.

Somehow i knew...within

Comment by Benjamin (not verified) Wed, 04/01/2009 - 10:58

Somehow i knew...within seconds of finishing the comic...that that was Rachelle


Comment by Wyndham (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 19:49

the controller's control stick and dpad are in reversed positions. o_o