tomemos

March 22, 2006

The more you toot, the better you feel

Filed under: Uncategorized — tomemos @ 2:29 am

PVP is one of those online strips I’ve been reading forever–five or six years now–and it’s become a regular, even automatic, part of my daily routine. (Actually, several parts, since the strip always takes hours to update.) I’ve never found it as good as Penny Arcade, or Qwantz, or Scary Go Round, or…actually, it seems that PVP is my least favorite of any of the webcomics I read regularly. It’s funny sometimes, but it’s almost never very funny, and sometimes it’s annoyingly dumb and derivative. Recently, in particular, the humor seems to have been founded on reusals of existing PVP jokes (the panda, Skull’s past) and beloved cultural icons (the Delorean, the General Lee). Currently, for example, it’s in the middle of a plot where Skull and Brent switch bodies…just like all those movies in the 80s! I know it’s free and all, but I question why I voluntarily expose myself to jokes that amount to, “Remember that?”

Normally force of habit would keep me going indefinitely, and that’s sort of what I’ve expected here. I certainly didn’t think I’d be writing a ridiculous blog entry about it. But now a recent strip has me ready to swear an oath on the subject, which is this: the next PVP that features a fart joke is the last PVP I ever read.

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4 Comments »

  1. I stopped reading years ago, and I don’t miss it.

    Comment by Kindle — March 22, 2006 @ 2:41 am

  2. The only reason I keep reading it is because the link is still in my browser’s toolbar. And even that isn’t much of an incentive these days.

    Comment by Julie — March 22, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

  3. I’ve almost drifted away from that a half-dozen times. Then he does a storyline that’s actually pretty clever, if not necessarily funny. He could be a decent writer if he tried.

    I met him at a signing once. He more or less ignored me and talked to his friend to the side. Slick.

    –BWJ

    Comment by Brian — March 22, 2006 @ 10:49 pm

  4. [pvponline]archive.php3?archive=20060328

    So is that it? Or is that meta enough not to count?

    –BWJ

    Comment by Brian — March 29, 2006 @ 9:15 pm


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