Go Fish really is about my love for fish puns. Puns are a double-edged blade, because I both love and loathe them. I really hate puns at the core but if you can pull off a decent groaner, then my opinion changes. Though I suppose this strip is more about taking something literally, than it being a pun. So it goes.
Maybe if we lived in a fantastical society where humans lived alongside personified and humanoid animals… the phrase “There are plenty of fish in the sea” would have more meaning in the dating sense. And hell, maybe I’d get a bunch more dates if I dated outside my species. What really bummed me out about this strip is that literally a week after I published it… someone else published their interpretation of the same base joke, and it was executed so much better. Very disappointing.