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Let's talk fairytales for a second. They're public domain stories so any artist or writer can throw their hat in the ring when it comes to interpretations. Same goes for Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. I've seen good retellings, I've seen bad retellings, but this one takes the cake for me in terms of sheer frustration.
My problem with the Little Merman is not that it's retelling Hans Christian Andersen's story (despite what it claims), but because it's a retelling/shameless-rip-off of the Disney movie!
It's like the creator said "hey, what if I changed Ariel's gender from the Disney movie? That would totally make it an original concept, right? RRIIIIGGGHHHTTTT?!" But, from the 6 some pages that are posted, that's pretty much all they did. (That and replacing Flounder with one of Ariel's sisters, who can teleport between the palace and the sunken ship.) THEY DIDN'T EVEN CHANGE ARIEL'S NAME FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! THIS IS BORDERLINE PLAGERISM!
We don't know what gender the Prince will be, but if I've learned anything from Tapastic, they love BL comics, so I'm betting Eric will remain the exact same. So, in other words, this comic is/will be a word-for-word retelling of the Disney movie, except the leading lady is a dude now.
THIS IS SO LAZY, IT HURTS!
Say what you will of Tsubomi Blue Dreams, say what you will of Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (and I do, with pleasure), but at least THOSE dumb retellings had the originality to come up with their own characters/character designs and plot elements! THIS COMIC IS COPYING THE DISNEY MOVIE, RIGHT DOWN TO THE MARKETING PICTURES, AND CALLS IT A DAY.
And this comic has 809 Subscribers.
What is wrong with humanity.
Last Edited By: SpazzticBunnyhood Mar 6 17 12:28 PM. Edited 1 time