|Review authors:||Jacob Jones and FernandoLemon|
|Authors:||"Curran" (writer) and "Nekonny" (artist)|
|Start Date:||May 15, 2010|
|End Date:||August 15, 2013|
|Genre:||Furry; manga rip-off; failed comedy.|
|Defining Flaw:||The writing is shit.|
OK, here's the deal: another user named FernandoLemon tried to review this webcomic. Unfortunately, he couldn't do much by himself. So, I decided to help a brother out and fix his mess to the best of my abilities.
The very belief that they thought this was a good idea.
Story and Plot
The story starts with a girl named Sammy that decides to buy a Chinese iPhone rip-off to save money. However, after using it for a while, she realizes that it's slowly turning her into a cat because it was made by a Chinese company, and we all know the Chinese are magical people.
She manages to hide it from her boyfriend Raf, but shit hits the fan after her best friend Lydia finds out, and when the cat breaks the charger. Of course, since the phone is rare, they fail miserably at finding a replacement. And they also bump into Lori, a character who acts like a bitch for no apprent reason, and her ferret unsuccessfully tries to steal the phone.
After that, Sammy and Lydia decide to go to Chinatown looking for someone who can understand the phone and they're welcomed to a festival celebrating the Year of the Cat. They find a store that sells iMews, but the salesman tells them that it needs an updated card and just shoos them away.
One pointless cheesecake scene later, Lori's ferret steals the phone again and Sammy starts turning into a non-anthro cat. They go to Lori's place, get the phone and (for some reason) she chases Sammy to death while Lydia races against time to get the new 2.0. chip. In the end she succeeds, Sammy becomes human again and everything is back to normal.
The one good thing I can say about this webcomic is that the art style isn't horrible. Like over a hundred other comics out there, it uses a manga/anime style. Now, to the artist's credit, the panel layout is actually very nice. Plus, he's capable of drawing emotions, even though most of the time he decides to instead depict them via classic anime clichés like the sweat drop or cross-popping veins instead.
I'm gonna cut the crap. This was a donation-based webcomic, and it was just created as a way to make money. What does that mean? That the authors just didn't care.
As mentioned above, this is a comedy. And no; it's not funny at all. Every joke is either stupidity coming from Sammy, complete randomness or old internet memes...
No kidding! Sirs, I regret having to inform you this, but the way the punchlines are delivered in this webcomic can be summed up in one word...
Another thing; sometimes the authors resort to walls of text to show us what's going on.
A little tip; that only works for important speeches or heated arguments. Using that style of writing elsewhere is not going to get you anywhere.
And then there's parts where it's obvious they weren't thinking right. For example, when Lori's ferret steals the iMew again. He chews on it for a while, but it doesn't get activated despite being unlocked. Because as Smartphone owners, we all know they only get activated by human fingers and plot convenience, never animals or even our own asses, right?
Or how about The Year of the Cat festival? I'm sure it's there only for plot convenience (or maybe cheesecake convenience, because what's the use of catgirls if you can't actually see them in all their feline glory?) because it's actually a Vietnamese celebration.
Finally, remember the panic about the battery life? Not only Sammy keeps the phone on all the time, but also uses it. You probably own a phone. You don't need us to hold your hand on why this is stupid. And you can ask the nearest 10 year old why getting an upgraded chipset doesn't fix your dead battery or give you unlimited battery life, but that might imply a 10 year old is paying more attention to the plot than the writers themselves.
Oh, these characters? I can sum up their personalities in a few words, really: Sammy is bland, Lydia is boring, Lori has split personality disorder, the Chinese salesman is a stereotype and Raf is an asshole.
The only character that has some sort of personality is Eddie, who's not even that likable. And he's Sammy's fucking cat!
To save you time, I'm gonna tell you upfront. The artist's other webcomics, Caribbean Blue and Paprika are furries, ani-maids and weeaboos all rolled into one. And Curran is also the writer of Las Lindas' Bonus Comics. That's all you need to know.
Overall, iMew should have been made like Windows XP and have been discontinued. Yes, the art is somewhat good; but even that can't save this piece of cat shit.