Id Ego

The Plauged and the Plagerised

Posted on: December 7, 2008

Holy shit!

Emily the Strange is the icon of goth comic nerds worldwide…

and she might be a total rip off.

According to You Thought We Wouldn’t Notice But We Did, little old Em is the much prettier cousin of Rosamond. Apparently when she was visiting cousin Rosie, she found her really weird and repling to boys. With the onset of puberty and her good looks she reckoned it best to ape this persona when she got home so that no one at school would notice her developing rack.

The things is, many children read Nate the Great, so I am surprised this did not surface sooner. Mostly because it is so BLATANT. Emily creator, Rob Reger, has responded with the spin and if he is not being sued yet I guess all is cool, but… this is fuc-king bla-tant. Get all the PR people you want to “explain” but the Rosamond page proceeds the existance of Emily, ergo – rip off.

Hey, whateves, Reger caught it a while back and stopped using the similar imagery, but his response is as though it was not copied and I mean damn, it is the same text too.

I only point this out because as a writer, your greatest fear is that your ideas will be stolen and someone gets rich from them. It may sound paranoid, but it is a real issue.


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