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May 29th, 2011

Freedom Isn’t Free

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RayIt’s certainly been a while since we’ve had the energy to add anything to 2P START! after officially ending it about a year ago. Tim and I have tossed around a few ideas here and there, and I even started on one of them… but something about this particular Sonic 2 joke just begged me to complete it.

With such an enormous amount of time since the last postmortem comic was released, I decided to challenge myself to deliver something a little more unique and exciting for the fans. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for holding interest in us even after the death of the site! We’re looking to have a brand new podcast around the time E3 2011 hits.

TimWhile it’s true that I am the father of two kids, I also take advantage of nap times, and have made the comic image link to the YouTube video. Of course, Ray will take humor over function every time, so the image isn’t going to change. I will say that I love this video myself, especially because of how authentic it looks. Ray put in some amazing touches that obviously weren’t available as sprites, so props for that.


  1. Fabraz says:

    Haha, very cool indeed. Nice to see that there are still some updates on this site.

  2. FarmerFaz says:

    Its so nice that youre still doing a few things here and there even though youve stopped releasing the regular comics πŸ˜€

  3. mrpineapplehead says:

    pretty interesting seeing it animated, good… animation

  4. ScopedShotgun says:

    Today is the best day ever. Of all time.

  5. Haha awesome! It’s great to see your guys are still tossing ideas for 2P Start even after it finished. Nice job! πŸ™‚
    …and is that a Bit.Trip Beat comic there? πŸ˜€

  6. That was hilarious. Great job, Ray!

    NEXT UPDATE: Animated Ray and Tim 2-hour film along with an extended director’s cut! πŸ˜€

  7. Ha! Nice. I must have played that game 100 times, easily, and still never thought about the ill-fated rescues on the Sky Chase Zone.

  8. Triforceghost says:

    I feel like a terrible, terrible person for finding amusement at the death of animals.

    And I laughed pretty hard, too.

    Good to see that you can still throw some love and attention back to the comic.

  9. They Call Me Mr. Awesome says:

    That was awesome guys. and thanks for uploading the comic on my birthday. Best. Present. Ever.

  10. Classic 2P Start! humor in a new format! Love it! NCG! Exclamation points!!!

  11. NintendoNaut says:

    I literally lol’d harder at the thumbnail telling you to scroll down than the actual comic–Which was also hilarious. XD

  12. krawky398 says:

    Ahaha, and I just happened to check the site by chance when I saw this had been posted. That was a pretty funny video, either way. Nice job!

  13. kickawesome says:

    hey, I miss you guys <3
    So, I laughed out loud and got really excited and all of the usual junk.
    NCATG (Nice Comic-Animation-Thiny Guys!)

  14. Teengamer says:

    Coolio! Simple, and well worth it. πŸ˜€ NAG! (Nice animation guys!)

  15. CommanderVideo says:

    The text about Tim being the father of two children was more fun than the animation, that doesn’t mean the animation was bad. THe text just got me laughing more. Nicely done, Ray. Good to see you guys back.

  16. shadowhog says:

    Man, thats just harsh… NVG (even if I did shed a tear for the poor flickie.)

  17. roadjcat says:

    Rouge could have saved them. XD

    Okay for some reason it’s saying I’m “anonymous” but whatever, by that comment, you know who I am.

  18. Laelaps says:

    ECG! Really loved that flicky’s feeble attempt to fly right at the end. Definitely worth the wait.

  19. TheSpaz179 says:

    NCG! That was hilarious. I always wondered of the safety of those animals when they hop across lava, breathe underwater, and, of course, fall from the sky to their doom.

  20. shyguy22 says:

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! So awesome! Ever since you said you were gonna have another podcast, don’t forget I rised from my grave in the Maybe Say
    Never podcast!

  21. blaster says:

    I kind of see what is coming, but I still chuckles when that does happen.

    And that goalpost just blew me away. So hilarious!

  22. Mr. Saxaphone says:

    NCG Hows bout’ a pod cast soon?

  23. Odnetnin says:

    So the postmortem comic you don’t finish is one of my favorite series of all time?

    Still, kudos on this one, obviously.

  24. Gamer Blue says:

    lol if you click on the comic it sends you to the youtube video anyway :P. NPMACG. (nice post-mortem animated comic guys) It was hilarious!

  25. D3vin says:

    Nice, Although I don’t think the word Comic still applies, so this could be some kind of exploit. You guys are done making comics, but who said anything about animation? πŸ˜‰

    Nice to see you two still at it. Even if Tim has two kids now and he exploits nap time to the fullest. πŸ˜‰

  26. Shwopperddd says:

    2PStart used to be good.

  27. Shmoopshybob says:

    Ha ha, that was great. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw that it was a video. Very funny.

  28. Curious for both of your E3 thoughts now that Nintendo’s done its thing. Especially given this announcement:

    Did you ever get that last sticker yet? =]

  29. kelster165 says:

    Right before I saw this I was watching my brother play that exact level on Sonic, and we were actually talking about those animals. Didn’t have that exact Idea though, great job on the animation, loved it!

  30. shyguy22 says:

    Man I STILL look at this site and laugh! 2P START! is always funny!

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  32. dj75728 says:

    So glad to see you guys doing something. I can’t tell you how much I miss the site and comics and stuff. Definitely cherished memories. Anyway, awesome animation, laughed out loud. Great to hear from you guys again.

    P.S. Nice avatar kickawesome. πŸ˜‰

    P.P.S Didn’t know Tim had a second kid, congratulations man!

  33. Frozen says:

    Hmm Hmm, such an adorable little animation, what with the animals and such. Such sweet little babies, those teeny-weeny animals, sonic rescuing them. Is the joke that one will grow up to be Chip? This is my version of this joke. It is the best version for now future Chip is all splatirified. And Ray and Tim, you ought to come to your senses and continue to heal the immature rift that seems to be ripping right across this little internet of ours, okay?

  34. blaster says:

    Do you have this experience during your numerous Sonic 3 playthrough, Ray?

  35. Notester82 says:

    Congrats Tim πŸ˜‰

  36. WillWare says:

    That incomplete comic looks like it would have been awesome. I love BIT.TRIP BEAT. Too bad I’ll probably never be able to see what the comic would have been.

    • WillWare says:

      It was going to be CommanderVideo going into Mega mode and then saying, “I am only a Mega Man.”
      Wasn’t it? WASN’T IT? Don’t deny it.

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