Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The PowerPuff Girls Doujinshi

Remember that time you first learned about Peanut Butter Cups? How it combined the best parts of a peanut butter sandwich with none of the shitty bits? Of course you don’t, you were too busy eating your goddamn peanut butter cup to care.

But the times have changed, and you’re too busy popping Xanax and pretending to work to eat peanut butter all day. Some people didn’t get the memo though, and instead of moving on they take it to a dangerous extreme.

"Well, sitting on chairs is comfortable... I bet if I sat on TWO CHAIRS AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD BE EXTRA COMFORTABLE."

Only unlike chairs, a certain artist has decided to focus on the things in everyday life that make us uncomfortable. Then he melded them into a hodgepodge of uncomfortability, that you could have sworn the chair you were sitting on was accidentally your niece's face... coincidentally enough, that's exactly what our lucky contestant also fantasizes about.

Because today, and for the next few days, we’ll be discussing Bleedman, the creator of skin crawlers enjoyed by thirteen year old girls and thirty year old men worldwide.

Let’s start with the comic that made him as big as he is now, the PowerPuff Girls Doujinshi.

The entire comic starts with the Powerpuff girls, a trio of super powered preschoolers, apparently being aged up into Elementary (that is built and operated like a high school) School and moving away from a town that literally can’t survive without them for more than a few days.

A town populated entirely by other characters you probably remember, each one clearly begging for death in every panel. This being the main “pull” of the comic: Every single Mid 90’s to Early 00’s cartoon character appears, no matter how contrived or nonsensical it is for them to be there.

For example: A samurai warrior launched from feudal Japan into the far offfuture, sworn to beat a demon ruling over mankind? Nope, he’s the gym teacher.

Cartoons usually expect you to not question certain things, it’s true: Don’t ask why nobody freaks out at talking dogs, don’t question why twelve year olds can make robots and shit, and you don’t ask where all the secret agents and mad scientists get funding.

Of course, this comic raises so many questions you can’t help but call bullshit. If every other person has powers, why don’t they believe the girls when they say they do? If the Men In Black exist, why are they letting a genocidal alienwalk around? Most importantly though:

Who the fuck is making sure everyone doesn’t DIE if every superhero is currently in one class? Most of these shows got popular with them fighting monsters or criminals or protecting the universe from a specific location. Since they all apparently moved I guess everywhere outside Megaville is one giant smoldering ruin?

It’s the kind of bad logic you expect from some crayon colored deviantart comic, but I suppose not being that is the one good thing you could say about this comic: It’s got a decent art style. Which would be ok if wasn’t used to show small girls in smaller skirts. Seriously. He loves them so much he redraws teenagers as little girls and invents his own characters for it. I can’toverstate this.

Speaking of inventing his own characters, you’d think a story crammed with about 50 different plotlines from every other show would be too busy for its own characters. You would be wrong.

Meet Bell; now meet every other OC Bleedman has made.

They are the central villains, because mutant animals, invincible demons, alien overlords, the concept of death itself, and the inevitable decay of the universe itself are apparently lame antagonists.

Honestly I feel like I’m wasting words at this point. Between the over-sexualization of small girls, bland original characters, ignoring of original plot lines, and the horrible space alien in a maid costume, the only real thing you can’t say sucks is the art, which is if nothing else distinctive from all the other genetic poorly thought out deviantart crossovers.

I’d like to talk about Bleedman himself, but the man isn’t so much an obnoxious bastard like Jay Naylor of Dave Hopkins as he is just kinda creepy. He likes little girls and that’s it. But Jesus Christ does he love underage girls.

But hey, this is just part one. Next week, we’ll review his *really* bad comic...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hello Cthulhu

For too long I have been a on the sidelines aiding in the fight against the monstrosities that the idiots of the internet create. It is time for me to take this fight head on, just like my brothers in arms Kris and Karl. However the question soon arose "Where do I start?" My question was soon silenced when I had a small passing conversation with Kris. He showed me a web comic that was so stupid, it made me dumber just for knowing it's existence. I told Kris "I can't wait until you write a review about this!" however, this is one comic even the great Kristopher Skallagrimsson would not undertake. The same Kristopher Skallagrimsson who saw a furry fuck his sister!

If there is one thing I must say about Kristopher Skallagrimsson, it's that he may just be the bravest soul anyone may ever have the pleasure of meeting, but I on the other hand, might just be the craziest mother fucker anyone may have the displeasure of meeting! Don't believe me? Well I read ALL of Jay Naylor's rendition of Little Red Riding Hood, and let me tell you…I will never be hard again...

Now, Kris didn't want to write a review about this comic for a different reason than what one might think. He thought that there wasn't really anything to make fun of. Hello Cthulhu is best described as the Seinfeld of web comics. It's a web comic…about absolutely fucking nothing! Hello Cthulhu was made by a guy named Devon "FrogPlague" Tackett, which is the DUMBEST nickname I have EVER heard! Not only is this guy so fucking stupid he can't come up with his own characters, he can't even explain how the fuck they met in the god damn first place! I mean this asshole is practically Chris Chan! Let's compare the two.

-They both took copyrighted characters (and completely shit on their lives).

-They both wrote god awful stories with no point to them what so ever.

-They both don't have the mental capacity to function on their own.

-They both get more than generous amounts of sex from the vacuum cleaner.

-They both made my list of people to make me feel better about getting C's in school.

At least Chris Chan has the excuse of Autism, Devon! What the hell is your excuse for this shit?! One of the things that pisses me off the most about this comic is that you have to look for plot harder than SEAL Team 6 did for Osama. I mean, the first major plot point (and I use the term major loosely) is Hello Kitty ties ribbons to Cthulhu's tentacles…thats it. God damn ribbons. Devon I've always wondered how people who have literal shit for brains function in our society, and now I have the answer thanks to you. They write web comics! Besides the random introduction of characters no plot points come up for another 29 pages! 29 god damn, mother fuckin', god forsaken pages. 29 pages of the dumbest shit you will ever read to get to the most aggravating, retarded, excuse for a plot point I have ever been forced to witness. The whole gaggle of Copyrighted H.P, Lovecraft characters, and Copyrighted Sanrio characters believes that Cthulhu is in love with Hello Kitty. Now I'm not sure how many people reading this are fans of the great H.P. Lovecraft, but let me tell you this…I know that deep down in his racist, depressed, and poverty stricken heart, that given the chance, he would murder this fucking idiot.

I think now would be as good of time as any to mention that the art. I mean comics like "Better Days" and "Subnormality" at least have some redeeming quality in the art work. This fucking comic looks like some 5 year old just found out about ms paint! Jesus fucking christ, look at this shit! This is what happens when you don't hit your kids! If there is one thing Devon Tackett needs more than sex with a real woman, it's a good ass whooping. Remember kids, the more daddy hurts you, the more he loves you.

To top it all off the thing that pisses me off the most about this shit is the small print at the bottom of every page. It reads "All images, story, and many characters © 2002-2006 Devon "FrogPlague" Tackett" now why in the fuck would you need to copyright this dumbshit? What the fuck are you afraid of? Is it possible you don't want people making a shitty web comic about your shitty web comic? In any case you have to be like 8th generation imbrued to come up with something this fucking stupid!

However, I could be wrong. Perhaps Devon Tackett is more of a fan to H.P. Lovecraft than I will ever be. Who else could make something so horrifically painful to look at, that it makes curb stomping look like tickling? I have seen few things in this world that make me more terrified than this.

Rest assured that tonight you may all sleep soundly knowing that yet another web comic has been slain. While you rest your heads, we will be ever so vigilant as to make sure none of you will ever have to face the horrors of such web comics like Hello Cthulhu.


Sunday, May 15, 2011


    The shores of furrydom have been suitably pillaged. Their homes (basements) have been reduced to ash, their treasures (moldy mangas) have been relieved, and their women (despite their pleas) have been left unravaged. However, the time for reveling is not yet upon us, for as you know, not everyone can receive a happy ending, thus the wounds I had suffered from the genocide against all logic known as "Better Days," refused to heal, and now the ravens are plucking the eyeballs from my desiccated corpse.

    Things could be worse. After all, certain comics could go unscathed. It has become difficult to prepare for Ragnarok as I write this review from Valhalla via stone and chisel, however, this comic is so brain-fuckingly stupid, it can wake the dead.

    I would like you to imagine a non-furry "Better Days." Imagine if it were in color, if the characters were less memorable and talked even more like Naylor, if it were less subtle and even less funny. If every comic Naylor drew while masturbating to Ayn Rand was replaced with a comic about how much Bu$h sux, and if every single female character in Better Days was no longer a slut, but rather a helpless shrew being victimized and tormented by the male oppressor, and their only retribution was quiet, brooding desperation.

    If you followed my instructions carefully, then by now, Winston Rowntree, author/artist of Subnormality would kindly request you stop infringing on his intellectual territory, or else the Canadian government will stop sending him welfare checks for drawing a comic twice a month (that one's in speculation, but connect the dots).
    You may think it would be impossible for any other comic to be more irritating than "Better Days." You might believe it is highly unlikely for an ego to surpass Naylor's. You probably have surmised the soapboxing in the previous comic could not get any more blunt, forced, or intrusive, lest it be charged with sexual assault. In fact, that's exactly what this is. Winston Rowntree forcibly put his unwanted opinions into my mind.

    Where to begin? Well, as mentioned earlier, Winston Rowntree is Canadian, but if I focused on that, we'd be here for a while. Let's start at the beginning, shall we? The first comic starts off just fine. My expectations are set up thinking this is going to be another humorous webcomic. The author is endorsed by Cracked and featured in many of their videos. But just like when you're expecting Santa Claus to fill the tree with all kinds of gifts on Christmas Day, you soon come to realize this is the day your parents treat you like an adult when you discover your father has gotten drunk and jerked off inside your stocking and blamed one of the reindeer. Subnormality fulfills all of your expectations in ways you never wanted.

    What is it that I'm looking at here, Winston? It's not a joke, it's not clever, interesting or informative. Make sure you bear in mind the style of Rowntree's humor. For him, it's all about quantity, not quality. It doesn't matter what's in the "joke." Who cares about content? The set-up is there are a lot of words, and the punchline is one of the characters saying only a few words! Har har!

    I suppose I am being unfair. These comics were made years ago, and every artist's work improves over time. So, let's take a look at a more recent one! So, here we have a witch, and she needs to spell out everything... she wants... to say in the sand... for some reason... oh! I get it, this is one of those comic strips where you laugh *at* the author! Rowntree, the only way you could ever make anyone laugh is if your coroners found your brain tumored your sense of humor to death. Oh, and nice job with the "Gandhi 2" joke in the bottom left-hand corner, Winston. I'll admit, that was pretty funny when the movie UHF came out with it two and half decades ago.

     Apparently, when Rowntree is incapable of writing jokes, he takes them from other writers. You know, Rowntree, I take back every negative thing I said about you. It's pretty ballsy of you to insult the people who write your comic. Take a gander at this comic. Oh, yes, the 72 unwashed, greasy, nerdy virgins awaiting suicide bombers joke. Then there's that scathing jab at Family Guy which he half-obscured (possibly out of shame) in the lower right corner of the sixth panel. I would commend you had Family Guy not aired that same suicide bomber joke... what was it... two years before this comic was made.

    This asshole tries every gimmick conceivable, to the admirable effort of breaking the fourth wall, to the LOL RANDUMB. I know I will never love comedy as much as this man hates it. Thankfully, the humor does not make up the majority of his archives. Unthankfully, what do are his social and political commentary, and boy does Winston shake things up in this department.

    His 500-word essays devoted to profound messages about society vary from the obvious to the wildly obvious. Wow, Rowntree! Nazis killed people?! Here, one sees the ultimate problem with all of these comics which provides us a little bit of insight into the author himself: all of the morals and themes are only relevant up until 1941. It's too bad I'm outside Winston's intended audience of "sociopath," or else I might have actually learned something here.

    When Winston needs some filler, he tells his readers a little bit about himself. Not as if that's special or anything. He regurgitates his views on the audience every single comic, and rather than just wiping off the vomit, leaving the theatre and demanding a refund from the guy in the ticket booth as well as reimbursement for their ruined shirts, they just sit there, wide-eyed, nodding, as if it's an essential part of the plot. This is the lowest common denominator of entertainment. This is equivalent to Twitter accompanied with a visual aid. How would you all like it if in place of a review, I just posted a picture of me typing away on my computer with the caption, "Wish I hadn't spent my time razing the Irish countryside. I barely have enough energy to update."

    But I digress. Every single Subnormality comic that vomits a moral philosophy on you can be effectively summed up in three words. "Faith is stupid." "People are morons." Straight from my mother: "Eat your broccoli." "Trolls are basement dwellers." Whoops! That was four words. I guess I was wrong, Rowntree! It also showcases you his tremendous ego, "They don't like my comic? They must be trolling! I have to get back at them, but how...? I know! I'll spend hours creating a comic and uploading it to my site while commenting on my blog how I'm easily able to ignore these people."

    Winston, you don't need to add padding to whatever message you're trying to get across. Three words does not need to be stretched to 3,000. You're making a webcomic, not writing a high school essay.

    Which brings me to this comic. You gotta love how the woman who has a "toned mind" is also rather slender. In fact, I think the only unattractive things Rowntree could draw on her were some baggy clothes and glasses. I know Canada is only just now playing The Breakfast Club in theaters, but some thick-rimmed frames and some baggy clothing does not make an ugly girl, despite what 80's romances have taught you.

    If you'll notice, it mentions, "Maybe anything is sexier than photoshopping," yet ironically enough, Winston was praised and interviewed by a correspondant from Glamour magazine. Here, he gave a response that instantly destroyed any guilt that might have lurked inside your conscience if you were the one who gave him a swirlie in high school:

"The comic was actually directly inspired by the website womenwithmustaches.com, a 'humor' site that features pictures of women with facial hair alongside jeering captions like 'this is what nightmares are made of.' I ran across the site last week and was just absolutely disgusted by it and what it represents--the kind of brain-dead ultra-juvenile sexism that's unfortunately so easy to find on the internet--and so the idea for the comic came together pretty quickly from there.

I really wanted to make a statement in the other direction, as well stick up for comics as a force for positive messages (the womenwithmustaches.com site is incidentally the creation of one the most popular internet cartoonists going today, which is the other aspect of it that's so offensive to me personally). Beyond that, I just generally feel like the popular stereotype of "sexy" and what people are actually interested in in a meaningful way are completely at odds, and that's to no-one's benefit, hence I really just wanted to convey that sexiness maybe could be thought of in a different way."

    Yes, he really wishes to change the world via webcomics. Who are you to accuse people of being shallow, Winston? After all, I don't think I've ever seen any fat women drawn in your comic, nor any black people. In fact, I think your entire comic's universe consists of a few skinny, white nerds, a couple of fat guys, the occasional Asian/brownish woman, a whole shitton of skinny, white girls, and the sphynx. In all fairness, if that list included Rowntree himself, that would sum up everything Winston masturbates to.

    Oh, scratch that. Here's what Rowntree considers fat. So, tell me, Winston: was it the vagina or your taste in music that made your parents realize they raised a 16 year old girl? Perhaps it was your own maturity? Maybe it was your poignant political commentary regarding the last American president?

    Let's talk characters. There is one character in the entire comic: Winston Rowntree. He goes around possessing the souls of hapless victims and espouses his own abysmally verbose views upon their loved ones. Thankfully, his imagination is so bland, he can't think of anything else to do to them other than make them do exactly what they were going to do. Occasionally, he will manifest as the sphynx, where he will wreak vengeance upon mankind for making the horrendously stupid choice of creating him. I'll bet you wish you had that sign, amirite, Rowntree?

    Let's see his host of avatars...

You have pink-haired bitch. Her personality trait is she is so selfless, she is completely unable to say, "no," to anyone. Whoops! Guess not, lol.

You have blonde bitch and Asian bitch. Comepletely interchangeable

You have redhead bitch and goatee bitch. See above.

    To prove I'm not sexist, I decided to call all of Winston's hosts "bitches." Some of you might still take offense to that, and well, to quote Kat Williams, "I'm only calling you 'bitches' 'cause I don't know your names individually."

    So that's Subnormality in a nutshell. Why is it so popular, and why is it featured on Cracked? Well, a couple guesses would be the art doesn't scald my eyes from hazel to white, and a passing glance reveals no twincest, so I suppose it's bad not for the content, but rather its fanbase. All of you are the reason this mockery of the first amendment exists, and you should feel ashamed. I realize some of you might actually enjoy this comic, and thus have been offended by me calling you an easily-manipulated imbecile for liking it. Please feel free to prove my suspicions about you by posting your concerns in the comments section.

    Alternatively, if you require an urgent message to me regarding the content of this article, you may scream your comments aloud in front of my erect, naked genitals. The art is the only redeeming factor in this comic.

Want proof?

Here's a Winston Rowntree original:

And here's a modification done by our very own Chance Svavarsson:

    So, for those of you who still like this comic, I ask you, "why?" The humor is stale at best and plagiarized at worst. There's nothing particularly memorable about any of the morals in the comic, as you can easily discover them firsthand if you're old enough to form coherent thought. There is a total of one character masquerading as a half-dozen in this comic, and if you weren't keeping score, that's one less than fucking Moon over June had. Worst of all, the soapboxing and preachment is even more blatant and cumbersome than Better Days, and if you think Rowntree gets a free pass because "at least he's not preaching objectivist views," you're a hypocrite, and your parents should have really sued the manufacturers of their condom.

    Now it's time for the part I've been waiting for... personal attacks on Rowntree's character. Rowntree's ego is so massive, he fellates himself, believing no one else can trump his lovemaking skills, and the only person who deserves him is himself. He is such a delusional prick, that he once saw George W. Bush stutter and promptly gave himself a high-five for creating a comic that could so effectively shake the president's nerves.
     Rowntree secretly hates women, but he created an opposite alter ego, because the only intellectual adversary worthy of his attention is himself. He is such a gender-confused moron, that he once screamed his girlfriend wasn't respecting his rights by not getting an abortion. The only reason Winston made this comic was so he could use the grasshopper to rationalize living off creative welfare. Speaking of that comic, Winston thinks any sort of observation is observational humor. "Bwahahaha! What a stupid story! What wolf disguises itself as a sheep, anyway?! They should have called this, 'A Wolf in a... Wolf's clothing! 'Cause it's a fucking Wolf! It doesn't need clothes!' Oh man, I am so witty..."

    I would like to do the normal three paragraphs of unbridled hatred, but I've probably given this asshole more attention than he already deserves. I'm done with you, Rowntree. I'm a Viking. Suck my dick.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Better Days, Part Deux

Well, here we are again. We aren't moving on to a new comic, that's coming next week. For now, we're revisiting one we've already done. We're going from chapters 14 to 25, hold on to your asses, because from here on shit is going to get *everywhere*.

Jay Naylor is not a smart man. He is can't seperate his own views from his characters. As such, any time any character of any intelligence is faced with a choice, they respond by asking "what would naylor do", and proceeding to lay out the same fucking line every time.

At this point in the comic, Naylor stops pretending Better Days is anything but his soapbox, and by that I mean Ayn Rand's soapbox. Everyone who visibly doesn't fit the Objectivist mould is a complete fucking strawman, with no ambiguity whatsoever.

You Catholic? Never date outside your religion. Also, religion is for retards. Also your overbearing mother is a bitch.

You Jewish? Well you're obviously uncut and never visibly practice your faith. Also your overbearing mother is a bitch.

Black? Or Asian? Or anoyone who isn't visibly white? Just let the magical white man take away all your problems. Also never expect to be a main character. Also your overbearing mother is a terrorist.

Female? Don't say one thing and do another. WOMEN! Amiritefellas!?!

But if you're a white, randian male? You can get away with fucking anything. You get to be a super spy. The government can't touch you because they suck. You can fire live ammo with no one noticing, beat up all the brown people you want, and win at everything the stupid government failed at!

The comic ends with ...well it just kind of ends. Every character gets a happy ending(unless Naylor forgot they exist), even if it involves a powerless victim gaining an extra two million dollars. FiskNaylor gets the girl and has babbies and they proceed to have inspid little adventures too dull to cover here.

There, now that the actual comic part is over, we can get to the fun bits and make petty personal attacks on the author.

Originally this bit was going to be about 75% of the article, but the evidence I had kind of dissapeared for most of Naylor's bullshit. The time Naylor admits to fucking a dude while claiming to be straight, the information about his horrible foreskin machine, and a thousand little idiocies are all gone forever.

However, I don't need any of that to tell you Naylor is a lying, cheating, cock obsessed scavanger. Jay Nayor is so pathetic he gives E. Coli something to look down on. I don't mean the disease, I mean the boring version. Jay Naylor is the guy literal shit eating specks can't bring themselves to pity.

Jay Naylor saw that a bunch of thirtysomething men were getting into My Little Pony(To each his own, I can't judge or else half my friends list will tear my ribs out). He, in a flash of cosmic irony so perfect that Loki, God of Bullshit and Lies, must have suffered a mild stroke, decided that drawing cartoon ponies was *too furry* and drew them as actual humans.

Then it got posted to 4chan, and every single one of them talked about nothing but how pathetic Naylor was and how even anons that do nothing but talk about which pony looks best in thighhighs were better than him. Even people Naylor seems to think are too furry hate the fuck out of him.

Before my primary reading group decides to cut my fingers off, lets move on to some other stupid things Naylor does. For one thing, he rips off other people's characters. I don't mean internet dick sucking like hopkins, I mean full on bitchfest ripoff stole. To show no hard feelings, he proceeded to rip off another one and make her a love intrest later. And then he makes you pay to watch her get pounded by his uncut randian cock.

As you may have gotten from this, Naylor is an opprotunistic vulture who'll do anything for a quick buck. A quick look to the top of his site show's he doesn't fuck around. Buy his porn, stroke his e-dick, or get the fuck out. His name is in big white letters, framed with cat asses, and a porn ad a quarter the actual page size right next to it. That placement isn't random either, any web design class will tell you the eye follows a specific pattern, which in this case takes you across the cat asses, to his big poofy name, then the porn ad, and only after this gauntlet can you finally find out which cat is fucking which. The only thing he loves more than Ayn Rand is Benjamin Franklin, and it has to be a lot of him.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Better Days

     Some of you may consider me without a heart. Not true. During my freshman year of college, my first love was a Scottish girl in my philosophy class. Day after day, I would attend that course just so I could hear that wonderful lilt in all her words. One time she asked me, "Who are yew?" I had to excuse myself to the bathroom for 15 minutes. Fuck me.

    I had finally gotten up the courage to ask her out for coffee. We had a lovely conversation about how confused Ayn Rand was, and I will admit, most of what I had learned was from second-hand accounts of her books as well as Bioshock. Regardless, I was hooked. I asked her out on a second date, and unfortunately, she declined, saying she doesn't "do that with students." I called her a stuck-up bitch and promptly left her office. True story.

    However, you cannot know love without hate. Just like love, the object you hate becomes your obsession. Just as the object of your love fills you with joy when they are happy, the object you hate fills you with joy when they are unhappy.

    My first hate was a horrendous furry fetish comic known as Better Days, written by ex-Kinko's manager, full-time second object of Skallagrimsson's hate, Jay Naylor. If  you're wondering where you have heard of him before, it's because everytime you vomit uncontrollably, you are subconsciously trying to associate it with his name.

    The first comic begins with the main character, Fisk talking to his sister, Female Fisk. The following strips have humor that is greeting card-worthy at best and Family Guy-worthy at worst. All in all, just your average, humorless furry comic, but then Fis-I mean, Naylor gives us a glimpse into his character.

    When I was rejected by my bonnie lass, I was upset, sure, but I didn't create a webcomic where I attempted to hamfistedly dissect her personality and explain the reason she rejected me was because she was a conniving, malicious, manipulative, deceitful harpy who unzips men's pants to merely devour their testicles, if only because the combination of fear, disappointment, loathing, and shock is the only thing that can get her off. Meanwhile, I'm sure Naylor is screaming into his pillow, "Why couldn't she just adore me for the beautiful, Randian, bestiality-drawing, humanity-loathing soul that I am?! CIIIIIINDY!"

    Next chapter once again shows us how much Naylor completely understands you wacky broads. These next few strips may seem benign, but go into Naylor's sketch blog or adult catalog, and you will learn his knowledge of the human foreskin encompasses that of an actual woman. As a side note, in this strip, Fisk is apparently being attacked by a couple of rabid dogs. However, later in the comic, we learn there are dog people as well as cat people, so the only two ways this strip can make sense are:

1. Naylor is a goddamn moron.


2. Fisk was assaulted by a couple of naked, rabid homeless men.

    I won't tell you which one is true, because I don't know for certain, but if I had to guess, Naylor is too stupid to come up with something that awesome.

    The art, well... it gets the job done... for the most part, in that I'm able to easily identify which character is which, but only because Naylor had the decency to color each one different. If he hadn't bothered to do a pallette swap of Fisk and Female Fisk for each character, I'd be wondering why Fisk is fucking his doppel-ganger until I remember I'm reading a furry comic.

    It reminds me of the original Mortal Kombat games where the developers were too lazy to create new characters, so they just did a couple dozen characters based off the same ninja sprite. However, Naylor has an entire chapter dedicated to Fisk playing chess, espousing views that are obviously Naylor's. If Naylor designed Mortal Kombat, when "FINISH HIM!" would appear on the screen, Scorpion would tell Sub-Zero how his point of view is only wrong from the perspective of his opponent, and how God is an opiate of man designed to placate and control the brilliant... and then he would pull out his throbbing, uncircumcised dick.

    But back to the art, if you'll notice, there is literally no difference between the art from the first strip to the last. It hasn't gotten worse, it hasn't improved, it's remained completely static over the course of six fucking years. Every character's face looks the same (as each other), they all still have stupid anime hairstyles, and even when Naylor draws humans, the eyes take up half their friggin' skull.

    So, I believe the central question to this diatribe is: Naylor, if you haven't taken those six years to improve your art style, then what the fuck have you been doing? You obviously haven't taken that time for character development, since the only thing required for that is regurgitating the pseudo-intellectual prose on your own Livejournal.

    You haven't been working on plot, since the only things that happen in this vapid saga of unenjoyment are plot points I came up with when I was 13, 'Okay, yeah, so then Christopher Skallagrumsson sees his mom getting raped, and Christina is all, 'We should call the cops,' and he's all, 'Fuck that shit!' and stops it with his baseball bat, then he has sex with a black girl, thus losing his virginity at age 10, and then all the girls in his school have the hots for him, and he has a huge dick, and he fights terrorists, and he inherits his father's legacy, and he becomes rich somehow, and he steals some dude's wife and fucks the shit out of her until he makes her realize that he's the only one who can make her happy, and he becomes *The* American Hero."

    Speaking of black people, did I mention there are black people in this comic? You may be thinking to yourself, "There's nothing wrong with that," and you are right, but the way Naylor portrays it is the equivalent of having Nas on your iPod and telling a random black guy you enjoy "his kind of music." In this universe, different ethnicities are portrayed as different kinds of animals. White people are dogs and cats, black people are hyenas (because they're from Africa), and Jews are short, disgusting, worm-tailed rodents who steal food from hard-working, honest cats and dogs and leave shit everywhere else. I mean, geez, Naylor. If you're going for offensive stereotypes, you might as well go all out.

    The racism gets worse. The predominant hairdo for the hyena girls are just the same anime dreadlocks, and while I'm sure the fact they all look the same is simply displaying Naylor's incompetence, I can't help but feel there are ulterior motives to this endeavor. Then again, Naylor is probably too stupid to know how to intentionally offend people.

    ...Still, the name of the first black girl in the story is "Shanikwa," for fuck's sake.
     Overall, Better Days is bad, most definitely, but it's certainly not the absolute worst furry comic out there (my associate has already covered that). If you can get past the objectivist preaching, the repetitive art, the completely interchangeable characters, the obvious self-insert/wish fulfillment, and the excruciating pace, then one of your hobbies most likely includes fucking dudes in fox suits, in which case, I kindly request you do what it is you do best and get fucked.

    This is the part where I click "post," you read it, and respond with a melting pot of emotions. So, without further ado, "Goodnight, all. Have many pleasant, degenerate dreams..."

    ... Is what I would have said, had Naylor not chosen to show us some good old-fashioned, Sweet Home Georgia traditions. I refuse to cry, "Oh, dear Lord," for I know he has abandoned me. Naylor, I refuse to address you as a rational human being. I am going to stop giving you proper criticism, because you have probably long ago forsaken any human language, since anytime you step into sunlight, the only time people address you is when they cry, "pervert," or when they're lynching you.

    You are such an imbecile, your mother couldn't even figure out how to give you Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. I am going to make sure my children and all my friends' children are circumcised so they can't be used as your masturbation aides, and then I am going to give up all my sons for adoption just in case.

    Seriously, dude. What are your first dates like? Do you try your best to masquerade as a normal person, then you show her your handiwork, hoping her self-esteem will do a nose-dive once she realizes what kind of person she is for even considering you? I have half a mind to hook you up with Wocgirl. She has so many traits you would love:

1. She has a creepy, unnatural admiration for her own gender.

2. She is covered in a thick mat of animal-like hair.
     Karl was worried you two would figure out how to breed, but I know Wocgirl reproduces asexually, and you're so confused about your own sexuality, that you're still baffled why there isn't shit on your dick when you pull out of your girlfriend. For fuck's sake, the copy machines at your last place of employment knew more about writing than you. At least they admitted they were just making copies of the same characters.
     The anger I feel for you has usurped many of the emotions I used to feel. Now I won't even be able to feel happy when you develop carpal tunnel syndrome from years of jerking it while drawing. My anger will just continue to grow until I realize inflating your ego and complimenting your sordid assterpieces will just make it that much more satisfying if you were ever to climb to the height where you could crumble and fall.
     I have made more profound social commentary by taking a shit in public. The only thing coloring the images of your comics has accomplished is making my optic nerves send signals to my central nervous system, saying it's more harmful being able to comprehend your godawful pictures. If my readers haven't clicked on any links yet, I would strongly advise against it, unless they are certain they don't need their eyes anymore.  

     I'm honestly surprised your girlfriend hasn't said anything about the retardate that you consider story arcs, but then I remember her mom probably told her a while ago not to make fun of her brother.
I would like to continue, but this is all too much. The complexity of idiotic things that happen in the course of this story is on an epic scale. We are not finished, here, Naylor. Karl will see to that.

(Image courtesy of Chance Svavarsson)
Chapters: 1-13


Saturday, April 16, 2011


Sometimes good people do bad, bad things. Sometimes the best of us make choices we regret for the rest of our lives. This is not one of those times, because dave hopkins is a fucking idiot.
History, Geography, Mythology, and Anatomy are all kinds of necessary for a fantasy comic, even if the main characters are some kind of blue rabbit or red wolf or any other afront to god drawn by hopkins.

Jack, the melty freakshow drawn by Dave, is a lot like an abortion. You get a mix of hope and fear near the beginning, and by the end it's all just this melty fleshy smelly mess that leaves grown men in tears.

On the note of abortion, lets get to the comic. Take a look at page one, and you get a good idea of the other three thousand or so pages, even if you shouldn't. There are no proper straight lines, not even on machinery or geometric shapes. Everything looks soggy and half formed. It's filled with faces that look ready to melt off the head at any given moment.

Not to mention the half assed plot lines. Dave Hopkins has three hooks: Child Molestation, School Shootings, and Serial Killers. With a lineup like that, he probably had to turn down jobs from fox news no less than six times to start his comic. This would be bad in and of itself, but somehow they always manage to always wring out what's supposed to be a happy ending. Everyone who dies goes to heaven or purgatory, and if you do go to hell it's piss easy to try again.

Of course, the whole afterlife punishment is broken as fuck. If you kill a few hundred million people, you get a palace and a bunch of slaves and everything you could ever want exactly how you want it. If you live your life as a shining example of all that is good and forgiving in the world, your wants get twisted into a pack of serial rapists several times bigger than the ones in hell. If you live as an ok guy with a few outbursts, you get to live in the suburbs with a bunch of celestial Jehovah's witnesses coming in to bug you every day forever.

Then there's the big one's, the ones this comic has to adress: God and Satan. According to Dave, god is a thirtysomething anthropomorphic ewe with the personality of a mother as seen by someone who's clearly been raised by negligent farm animals. Then there's Satan, who draws the comic and gets to be Dave's backup fursona. You know, for when an obese, hateful mammal thing that shits itself doesn't cut it. Because nothing says "I want people to respect me" quite like a racoon thing in enough black makeup to make every fourteen year old in the midwest green with envy.

Satan gets to draw the comic, effectivley making his "punishment" the ability to have more effect on creation than god itself. This is probably to make up for the fact that he doesn't seem to have much of an extravagant super palace. Because nothing says "eternal damnation" like "Everlasting wealth and influence".

All in all, the comic has a lot of failings. Character inconsistency, bad logic, predictable plot twists, shitty art. All of them stem from the aformentioned stupidity of the author. Hopkins doesn't know dick all about faces, island chains, warfare, or weapon design, plain bad taste.

Why is he popular? He'll cram your character in the comic with no regard for any sort of consistency. You *could* spend years practicing art, or you could just shout "hey look everybody, it's Fisk Black!"

Speaking of Fisk Black...