TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:All right, so, to restate the part of my post that you didn't quote: Why are you treating "haunt" as if it doesn't mean "to have a disquieting or harmful effect on"?
Because the FIRST
definition for the word given by Dictionary.com (to use a vulgar source) is "to visit habitually or appear to frequently as a spirit or ghost"
All that underlining, boldface, and cruise control, and just to show that a cherry-picked, admittedly "vulgar" source places a different priority on definitions?
SirMustapha wrote:... and given the context...
Randall's web site?
SirMustapisha wrote:... the art style...
The art style is macabre, but so is Poe's story. How is an unsettling style inconsistent with psychological drama?
SirMustapha wrote:... and setting of the comic...
The setting of the comic is a room. The setting of "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a room.
I get the impression that you're just grasping at every noteworthy element of the comic and sticking the word "suggests" after them without considering whether they actually support your interpretation.
SirMustapha wrote:... that meaning is what the comic suggests: a disimbodied, ghostly "pounding". That's NOT AT ALL what happens in the actual story, and by doing that, Randall transforms a profoundly psychological story into a banal "boo! spooky" ghost tale.
Again, you have not justified your assumption that references to other stories should also be faithful retellings of those stories.
Edit for ninja: Yeah; not only can you reference and mock something at the same time, but it's actually pretty damn hard to mock something without referencing it.