Below is a list of comments made by Phorcys, in date order (newest at the top).|
I read like 20 pages or so, and it turned out not funny. more like random stupidity. Blech."
-Jornak (response): "Read. The. Whole. Archives."
Man1: "I stabbed myself about twenty to thirty times in the shower. It was a really ill-advised, painful experience."
Man2: "You just haven't stabbed enough. Try stabbing yourself a further 300 times."
If the joke ain't funny the first time he uses it, then it ain't gonna be funny as he re-hashes it for the next 6 years.
|Comic: Penny Arcade
|Quote: 'brown_recluse_gundam' -
"I was just kiddin. This comic sucks. CAD RULES!!!"
Mr. brown_recluse_gundam, please go fly your gundam back into the quite recesses of Tim Buckley's brown-eye. Where you apparently came from.
|The Jokes are derivative. The art is hackneyed, and the writer himself is an overtly opinionated egomaniac.
Buckley spends most of his time trotting out the same one-liners that he has been sitting on for years, if we're lucky they are graciously placed in a new context in an attept to pass them off as original.
Clearly, Buckley has a great deal of difficulty taking any kind of criticism, no matter how mild, as doing so constitutes treason, and rest assured you will be forcibly ejected from his kingdom (i.e. forum) being followed by the spitting, hissing and whooping of his remaining loyal subjects. All of whom have been neutered and therefore rendered completely submissive by his numerous threats to kick all those who defy him.
The characters are basically now just a way for him to force his own beligerent (and usually poorly informed) opinion upon others. They are two-dimensional pawns, subject to his apalling whims and frankly, quite irritating and inarticulate hate-speeches. E.g "macs suck balls. I know this because I am Tim fucking Buckley. You may commence fellating me now." Here's a hint, Tim; it's just a computer. It's a a tool. It will not hurt you. It will not threaten your masculinity and it will not topple your empire if you cut it some slack. Perhaps if you have something to say about its hipper-than-hip advertising campaign, you could try, I don't know; being funny. Say something a little less troglodyte than how much you would like to stab them in the eye. It's not clever, it's not funny. You just sound like an asshole. Take a tip from penny arcade and make a joke every once in a while instead of just turning your comic into one big, farcical hate speech.
The art has not improved much from the day the strip began, but frankly that's the least of its problems.
Frankly the whole thing has been on one, immense, downward spiral in terms of quality since it's creation and it's now gaining momentum. Worse, the site is getting more publicity than ever these day, if the hits are anything to go by. It is spreading like a cancerous cyst on the reputation of every other webcomic online. It tarnishes the credibilty of other great strips because of its high position in the charts.
Terrible, terrible, terrible. Please, for god's sake don't read this comic ever.