The Ongoing Inception Reception.
August 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
My favorite panel (so far) of the Scrooge McDuck & the Beagle Boys comic from which Christopher Nolan may have stolen Inception.
Poor Scrooge McDuck. Poor Christopher Nolan.
When I was six, I wrote a story about this bunch of fairies on an island. It was self-published, by which I mean it was crayon-illustrated & bound in cardboard & wallpaper. I’ve always been pretty sure that I stole the story wholesale from a cartoon. So. When fairies on an island turn up in my manuscript, Fairies on an Island, & my manuscript turns up as a prize-winning book of poems, at least I’m protected by the following: when it comes to ripoffs, you can’t copyright an idea, only an expression of an idea. Fauxetry, schmauxetry. Poems & cartoons? Everyone knows it’s like comparing people to ducks.
Or maybe to avoid the whole thing I’ll just call my manuscript Too Many Coffee Mugs. You can’t be too careful.