Copying is a form of flattery
First of all, VOTE VOTE VOTE. Sam and Fuzzy needs about double its current votes in order to crack the base of the top ten. I know there are more than enough of you readers to accomplish this, so pleeeeze give me a hand! I'll be your friend.
In this weeks issue of the Martlet, the University of Victoria's student newspaper, a comic was printed that parodies all of the other comics in the paper, including Sam and Fuzzy. I don't normally read the Martlet too closely, but the crudely drawn images of my own characters couldn't help but catch my attention.
At first I was really excited! Kurt Kobain said it best -- he knew that Nirvana had finally made it when Weird Al Yankovic wrote a parody of "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Unfortunately, this parody was a serious let-down. First of all, the thing was really a commentary on the entire comics section, and on the Martlet as a whole, so there wasn't exactly too much room to mock me specifically. Secondly, other than some really bad drawings of Sam and Fuzzy, there wasn't really any direct commentary on my comic -- at least not that I could tell. Admittedly, this comic was a tad hard to decipher, as it looked like it was drawn by a team of rabid monkeys. Anyhow, this man's scathing parody essentially consisted of: "Ha ha, you're not funny!"
I was crushed. I mean, where's the EFFORT? Sam and Fuzzy is rife with attributes suitable for parody! Please, people, if you are going to parody me, put some effort into it. Don't just cop out... tell me how you REALLY FEEL.
I'm so disillusioned.