So in reality, Tales of Monkey Island came out, a decent installment in the Secret of Monkey Island graphic adventure computer game series. I loved graphic adventure games when I was in school. My friend on whom Melinda is based was the first person I'd met outside my family who was also into them, so we decided to play the new game together. However, playing computer games doesn't not inspire interesting comics and I already have the pain-in-the-butt IMing strips. So I turned it into a card game, vaguely fused with Killer Bunnies, a game I loved, probably because I didn't follow the rules. It seemed like a good move, especially since the last Sol gaming strip seemed to e very popular.