That Dragon, Grey

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That Dragon, Grey

It turns out there's a limit.

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I think if the guy is willing to make a game about the death of his child, there's space for a joke. Unless there is no original joke and this comic is a metajoke.

Thunderous Cacophony:
I think if the guy is willing to make a game about the death of his child, there's space for a joke. Unless there is no original joke and this comic is a metajoke.

Grey said "Fun fact: I actually wrote three jokes on the subject, but none of them were really good enough to warrant how edgy the strip would be." on twitter.

So feels like they went with the meta joke since it was the best they had.

There you go, Cory. The trick is to kill Grey as opposed to jumping out of a window and killing yourself.

Just remember: you're not the problem. :3

This comic confirms that Grey is cancer. So Grey is to blame for our recent high-profile losses (viz., Lemmy, David Bowie and Alan Rickman).

However, Cory has now killed Greycancer - so 2016 should start to look up, right?

So, can't make a joke about cancer, but making a joke about cold-blooded murder is legit?

Way to double standard! ;)

Once again, I seem to be out of the loop. What's this referring to?

To be honest, this strip just reminded me of that quote from GoT:

'When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.'

sageoftruth:
Once again, I seem to be out of the loop. What's this referring to?

A couple who lost their son to cancer made a game about how it affected them, and what they went through.

Gamers decided to prove every negative stereotype about Gamers true in protest at the game existing.

"Cancer, I hardly know her..."

Yeah, I'm guessing there wouldn't have been a good joke to throw in there.

sageoftruth:
Once again, I seem to be out of the loop. What's this referring to?

There is a recent indie game called That Dragon, Cancer. It's an art game about a toddler with cancer, and it's inspired from the life and death of the co-creator's child. Suffice to say, those who find the game touching, have found dirty jokes about the game way more distasteful than usual.

Wait, that's meant to be Cory?

Pretty funny how he's becoming more and more 'stereotypically attractive' in each new comic he appears in.
Just a coincidence though, I'm sure...

Windknight:

sageoftruth:
Once again, I seem to be out of the loop. What's this referring to?

A couple who lost their son to cancer made a game about how it affected them, and what they went through.

Gamers decided to prove every negative stereotype about Gamers true in protest at the game existing.

Do you mean actual protest, or just complaints about the game's quality?

Thanks Obama, why didn't you just hire Cory to kill cancer a few years ago like a normal thinking person?

Anywho, in before assholes probably show up. Seriously, I checked that forum for the game the other day and, well, damn. If somebody plans on murdering their spouse for the life insurance policy just have them read those comments, they'll never be able to trace the lethal poison back to you. Just make sure there are no sharp objects around that they can gouge their eyes out with first or else it'll be a suicide and life insurance may not pay out.

sageoftruth:

Do you mean actual protest, or just complaints about the game's quality?

It was very much 'this kind of game shouldn't exist'.

sageoftruth:

Windknight:

sageoftruth:
Once again, I seem to be out of the loop. What's this referring to?

A couple who lost their son to cancer made a game about how it affected them, and what they went through.

Gamers decided to prove every negative stereotype about Gamers true in protest at the game existing.

Do you mean actual protest, or just complaints about the game's quality?

People being arseholes. Not just the usual "its not a game" complaints which you can wave off or people complaining that its overpriced or overrated but shit like saying "I hope you burn in hell you scumbags" "or "I'm glad your kid is dead so they don't have to deal with assholes like you" because they dared to make a piece of art that is cathartic to their traumatic experience and because they're charging for it. After, who has to eat or pay medical bills? Certainly not parents of children with cancer. Its not like it costs hundred of thousands if not millions of dollars to take care of somebody with cancer.

So yeah, pretty explicitly assholes. A rather fair amount of them too.

IceForce:
Wait, that's meant to be Cory?

Pretty funny how he's becoming more and more 'stereotypically attractive' in each new comic he appears in.
Just a coincidence though, I'm sure...

Then lets not forget the one where his mouth is the portal to Cthulu's domain.

Windknight:

sageoftruth:
Once again, I seem to be out of the loop. What's this referring to?

A couple who lost their son to cancer made a game about how it affected them, and what they went through.

Gamers decided to prove every negative stereotype about Gamers true in protest at the game existing.

What's this got to do with the gamer community?

As far as I know, these were edgy kids and trolls: I don't see what stereotypes this reflects, unless they were fervent in protesting against a walking simulator, but I sincerely doubt that.

Looks like Cory gave Grey a breathing stoma.

If you sell a 2 hour, serious game $15 it has room for jokes. If you actually wanted to send a message you wouldn't be trying to charge that much for it. I do not approve of making a profit off of stuff like this. I had the same issue with The Beginner's Guide. What he did was essentially sell somebody else's work and extreme pain to tell a message.

I'm all for games like these existing - in fact I love these kinds of games. I just don't think you should be charging so much for them, especially when they are more often than not on-rails or visual novels. It gives me the impression you are trying to make a profit from the horrible turn of events instead of trying to share your story.

EndlessSporadic:
I'm all for games like these existing - in fact I love these kinds of games. I just don't think you should be charging so much for them, especially when they are more often than not on-rails or visual novels. It gives me the impression you are trying to make a profit from the horrible turn of events instead of trying to share your story.

You know that cancer treatment is expensive, right?

EndlessSporadic:
If you sell a 2 hour, serious game $15 it has room for jokes. If you actually wanted to send a message you wouldn't be trying to charge that much for it. I do not approve of making a profit off of stuff like this. I had the same issue with The Beginner's Guide. What he did was essentially sell somebody else's work and extreme pain to tell a message.

I'm all for games like these existing - in fact I love these kinds of games. I just don't think you should be charging so much for them, especially when they are more often than not on-rails or visual novels. It gives me the impression you are trying to make a profit from the horrible turn of events instead of trying to share your story.

There's nothing wrong with making a profit from sharing your story. Also The Beginner's Guide is fictional.

RJ 17:
There you go, Cory. The trick is to kill Grey as opposed to jumping out of a window and killing yourself.

Just remember: you're not the problem. :3

I've found that to kill Grey is the trick for just about any creative disagreement. =D

EndlessSporadic:
If you sell a 2 hour, serious game $15 it has room for jokes. If you actually wanted to send a message you wouldn't be trying to charge that much for it. I do not approve of making a profit off of stuff like this. I had the same issue with The Beginner's Guide. What he did was essentially sell somebody else's work and extreme pain to tell a message.

But... Beginner's Guide wasn't real....

cthulhuspawn82:
EDIT: I had placed a,in my opinion, rather mild joke here. But since I continue to underestimate how thin skinned people here are (including mods), I want to be safe and remove it.

In my experience, if an edgy, off-color joke is told with even a hint of self-awareness, people are generally okay with it. I can't recall ever being yelled at for an offensive joke... and I tell plenty.

Lightknight:
"Cancer, I hardly know her..."

Yeah, I'm guessing there wouldn't have been a good joke to throw in there.

Can Sir LightKnight know there wouldn't have been a good joke to throw in there?

That shirt that Grey is wearing is fantastic. Nobody tell me if it's actually real or not. I want to beliiieeeeve.

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Uhhhhh...is that, like...stabbing the fourth wall?

Areloch:
So, can't make a joke about cancer, but making a joke about cold-blooded murder is legit?

Way to double standard! ;)

Most murders are singular events, one and done. Cancer kills over half a million every year. Hence, murder is easier to joke about.

Remus:

Areloch:
So, can't make a joke about cancer, but making a joke about cold-blooded murder is legit?

Way to double standard! ;)

Most murders are singular events, one and done. Cancer kills over half a million every year. Hence, murder is easier to joke about.

Well, technically cancer only kills one person at a time.
Just saying - and obviously I was joking with my original comment - that lots of subjects are arbitrarily deigned as taboo to joke about, while other ones that are equally bad or horrific are fine. Just an amusing double standard when it comes to the average sensibilities.

EndlessSporadic:
If you sell a 2 hour, serious game $15 it has room for jokes. If you actually wanted to send a message you wouldn't be trying to charge that much for it. I do not approve of making a profit off of stuff like this. I had the same issue with The Beginner's Guide. What he did was essentially sell somebody else's work and extreme pain to tell a message.

I would only believe you if The Beginner's Guide was the first game, nay, story you ever encountered.

So the real question is, is the comic about how nobody should make jokes about a topic as sensitive as cancer, or is it about how sensitive people are to jokes about it?

Meta...

Windknight:

sageoftruth:
Once again, I seem to be out of the loop. What's this referring to?

Gamers decided to prove every negative stereotype about Gamers true in protest at the game existing.

ALL of them? Every single one?

Wow, these people are horrible and worse than Hitler.

Hoplon:

Thunderous Cacophony:
I think if the guy is willing to make a game about the death of his child, there's space for a joke. Unless there is no original joke and this comic is a metajoke.

Grey said "Fun fact: I actually wrote three jokes on the subject, but none of them were really good enough to warrant how edgy the strip would be." on twitter.

So feels like they went with the meta joke since it was the best they had.

I really shouldn't have to read something extra to get a joke in a comic strip.

Teoes:
This comic confirms that Grey is cancer. So Grey is to blame for our recent high-profile losses (viz., Lemmy, David Bowie and Alan Rickman).

However, Cory has now killed Greycancer - so 2016 should start to look up, right?

My God, it all makes sen-[HEADSPLODE!!!]

Czann:

Windknight:

sageoftruth:
Once again, I seem to be out of the loop. What's this referring to?

Gamers decided to prove every negative stereotype about Gamers true in protest at the game existing.

ALL of them? Every single one?

Wow, these people are horrible and worse than Hitler.

Considering they didn't say "all", then "not all", obviously. But yeah, the referenced gamers are going for the asshole high score.

Sorry guys, I'm on Team Cory here. He did the right thing.

Here is the truth about the game.

It is short, not much of a experience, and the only real complaints have been that it gets abit too preachy and religious based near the end.

Now while it might sound bad to bash a game about a child who died of cancer, I must say that it seems somewhat of a cash-grab by the developer. It was made basically KNOWING that people wouldn't dare talk shit about it (due to the touchy subject of cancer and death), and then pricing it at about $20.

So basically I would tell people NOT to buy this unless it was on sale. BECAUSE if the developer had either made a long/detailed product to justify the cost, or decided to donate money from Steam sales (the biggest seller of the game) THEN I would say that the price was justifiable for such a product. Especially when it's obviously playing off of sympathy or 'Feels' from the community for it's sales.

So overall I must say that while the story and content is a kidney shot to your emotions, and deserves to be told. That doesn't mean you should support a developer who made a half-assed product that's cashing in on someone else's tragedy.

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