Worthless-Online wrote:Grim Fandango, Land of the Dead, A Skeleton named Manny Calevera
Hotel Grim, Land of the Dead, A Skeleton named Dods Calevera.
If you can't understand why I made a connection, you're probably a fucking retard. I mean SERIOUSLY a retard. Down-Syndrome, Mongaloid. RETARDED.
I had actually made this same connection myself months ago, but you know what I didn't do? I didn't come screaming into Chris's forum accusing him of ripping off a video game. Instead, I looked at the evidence, realized there was little to no significant similarity between the two products, and wrote it off as either A) a happy coincidence or B) an example of taking ONE TINY ELEMENT from a previously-published work and running off with it in a COMPLETELY DIVERGENT DIRECTION.
However, from what I know of Chris from haunting this forum is that if he truly had been inspired by "Fandango", he would have owned up to it by now.
If your post had said something like, "Hey, I've noticed some similarity between your comic and 'Grim Fandango'. Was the game an inspiration for the comic?" I'm certain you would have received a warmer welcome. Instead, you took an aggressive, accusitory, know-it-all stance.
You ripped on Keda for not being able to speak intelligently on this issue without having played "Grim Fandango", but have you read the entirety of the "Hotel Grim" archives, or did you just see a skeleton in a tux and start screaming plagiarism?
Compounding our frustration is that "Hotel Grim" is one of the few truly original and unique comics on the web in that it doesn't appear to have taken its stylistic cues from any of the big guys. "Hotel Grim" might not be the funniest, most nicely-drawn, or most intelligent webcomic in the world, but it's certainly one of the oddest.
You'll pardon me if I mention that I saw nothing in your strip that distinguished it from 90 percent of the most popular comics on-line? I'm not pretending I'm the guru of originality, (Mythocorp's inspirations are myriad and have been spelled out elsewhere), but if Chris is a black kettle, then you, sir, are an equally black pot.