Nintendo's famous Mario is many things, but tactful isn't necessarily one of them. What kind of hero rescues the fair princess from the evil turtle king, then turns around and invites said turtle king out for a day of go-karting with the aforementioned princess? An artist by the name of Inyuo ponders this mystery with the above comic and a little fiscal logic:
I never quite understood Mario and Bowser's relationship outside of princess capturing. Maybe you get discount at the race track when you book in bulk, and Mario just has a very limited number of friends.
Makes sense to me! There aren't that many dependable friendly characters in the Mushroom Kingdom, and coming up with enough people to book a day at the track at a reasonable rate can be a challenge. Tough break for Peach. "'Well at least we still have our tennis and soccer evenings.'" Inyuo has a bunch of other video game-related comics featuring favorite franchises such as The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Final Fantasy, and more, so be sure to check out the entire archive over at DeviantArt.