Flattered AND insulted! Flatsulted.

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Just turned this up on the web while skulking around a bit, and it’s just the weirdest goddam thing: someone apparently liked Larp Trek #1 enough to want to share it on the internet, but not enough to do so without taking an image editor to it to geeeeeently nudge it a little bit closer to perfection. Observe!

#1 Bizarro fan edit found in the wild

So: they changed the punchline (using the wrong font), very slightly nudged the alignment of the panels, and rather poorly cropped the bounding whitespace. But they left the attribution in the title panel; whether out of a sense of obligation or just as an oversight I will likely never know. I can’t even find where this was originally posted; the guy who shared it on G+ a few weeks ago doesn’t remember where he found it.

Here’s the original strip, for comparison. Again, it’s all about that last panel.

I am super curious about the mindset that leads to this. I rewrite other people’s punchlines now and then, I’m sure everybody who likes comedy in an active crafty sort of way does, but I can’t think of a time that I actually sat down and booted up an editor and rewrote one. Probably a mystery for the ages, but wow, so odd.

I’m going to assume it was an enthusiastic 12-year-old with MS Paint, thinking “yeah, it’s a good comic, but it needs more cusses”.