So.. I was having a conversation with my mom last week when the subject of webcomics came up (yes, I know – a common topic of conversation with one’s parents…) Anyway, we were merrily chatting and I happened to mention Simon & Finn. She paused.
Sensing something amiss, I pursued the pause like a beagle after a quick brown fox. The conversation went something like this:
Me: “Why are you pausing? Is there something about Simon & Finn you are wanting to tell me?”
Mom (uncertainly): “Nooo… not really..”
Me: “What is it?? Tell me!!!”
Mom (uncertainly): “Well…. I’m not quite sure how to say this… but …” She stopped, but then continued in low, hushed tones: “I don’t know if I like Finn!”
Mom (growing bolder): “Well.. he’s no good for Simon! He always brings him down!”
This was pure gold! And made me think… yes Finn is a bit of a punk… but maybe I haven’t given him enough of a backstory… why is he such a punk… does he really not care about Simon? And… is he really that unlikable?! Maybe what I find funny, moms find concerning, but stay with me with me as we delve deeper into the psychology of the hairballed one..