SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

Happiness, Pt. 5

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Mar 29, 2006

Contested



Believe the banner. A contest is underway!



Claire and I are challenging you to draw a picture or comic depicting what Sam might have been up to since he last appeared in the comic. The more creative and outrageous, the better! We'll be picking two winners... one for the most impressive artwork, and one for the craziest theory about Sam's whereabouts. So, artists of all ages and talents have a crack at winning at least one of the two prizes.



And what fine prizes we have! The comic world is crazy for limited edition alternate covers. So, for each of our contest winners, I've crafted a special super-rare Plaid Edition of the first Sam and Fuzzy book. (Click the image to see a bigger, coloured version.) They're signed, they're numbered, they have an original drawing of Fuzzy in a kilt inside them, and one of them is yours if you win.



I think this could be a lot of fun. Or, it could be a huge disaster. Either way, you have three weeks to enter! Click the banner to get all the information!



I got a lot of emails about Monday's comments regarding the latest PvP storyline. I've also seen the comments discussed in a couple of places around the intertron, including the official PvP forum. To summarize my findings: Some people think I'm out to lunch, some people totally agree with me, and some people are waaaay more freaked out about it than I am. Ah well! Consensus is overrated anyway.



Sam Logan


Mar 27, 2006

Trading places



Am I the only one who is seriously disturbed by the latest PvP storyline? To summarize for the non-readers, the story began with the "old switcheroo" plot... Brent and Skull switched bodies. That's not the disturbing part, though. (Unless you are really frightened by cliches.) The disturbing part was when Skull, trapped inside Brent's body, inadvertantly had sex with Brent's girlfriend.



It's being played for laughs, with Skull is too innocent to understand what happened, and Brent concerned that his own usual performance doesn't meassure up. But, um, I'm just freaked out because Jade was just completely violated. I realize that Brent and Skull didn't intend to take advantage of Jade, but they did, and now that they have they don't seem to be taking it very seriously. The comic just appears to be treating the whole event like a big joke, like it doesn't really matter that Jade was just decieved into sleeping with someone.



What do you guys think? Am I just being touchy? Maybe I am. But the whole thing just feels really wrong to me. It actually makes me wish that Kurtz would pull out another lame story cliche... "it was all just a dream."



Sam Logan


Mar 24, 2006

It's-a-me!



So, the Nintendo Revolution will offer downloadable Genesis and TurboGraphx 16 games, as well as games from past Nintendo systems? Hot! I know there are a few similar pay-per-download gaming services out there already, including Microsoft's Live Arcade for the Xbox360, but none of them can really compete with a catalog like this. With thousands of games from multiple consoles, manufacturers and eras, this is starting to sound like a retro-gaming version of iTunes.



I had no idea Nintendo was going to take this Virtual Console business so seriously! Although it does make you wonder... will more retro game studios get on board? Will other consoles be supported as well? Will any brand new titles be offered through the same service? And most importantly, how much are they going to charge per download?



I want to believe that they'll be sensible about the pricing, but we are talking about a company that charges $20 Canadian for a single classic NES title re-released for the Gameboy Advance. But lately, I've been feeling fairly good about Nintendo, especially when I see things like this. I really want to believe that they won't screw this up. Do you hear me, Nintendo? I want to believe!



Sam Logan