so the ubiquitous Hot Topic friendly character "Emily the Strange" turns out to be a huge ripoff! SURPRISE!
i am still in disbelief that an immensely popular character with the "i only listen to the voices in my head" pseudo goth freak crowd would be into a shallow rip off someone else's intellectual property. what is interesting about this to me is that the original character is so much more interesting even though it's essentially the same thing. the art on the original is ten times better and shows a more deft use of talent than the wasteland that is Emily the Strange. just look at how interesting and unique Rosamond looks compared to the non-entry that is Emily. Emily is sort of an every-girl... she looks dime a dozen, though i suppose that helps her appeal to a broad range of idiots who feel the need to define themselves through characters and slogans all over themselves. i could go on... but you may as well just go read the full story at You Thought We Wouldn't Notice.
story via Boing Boing.