A group of angry comic fans are angry, but have banded together with a common aim: To stop Peter David from signing his name as PAD.
“We’ve had enough,” said Francis Begbie, spokesman for the S.P.P.D.S.H.N.A.P.A. (Society for the Prevention of Peter David Signing his Name As PAD Anymore). “Sure, it was amusing for a little while, but it’s just fucking irritating now. Why can’t he just sign his name like everyone else? Is this supposed to be some sort of gimmick or something?”
When it was pointed out that fan groups like this have a notoriously low rate of success, Begbie appeared unconcerned.
“Sure, H.E.A.T. was a total failure in the short term, but ultimately prevailed after boring the piss out of everybody for 10 years and we’re not trying to change a corporate entities mind. We’re just trying to get somebody to write their name properly.”
“You’re shitting me,” moaned David when told of the movement. “I mean, I know geeks have a lot of time on their hands, but… Jesus Christ…”