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Phantomlegend
10-17-2005, 07:21 PM
Ok, I played through the entire game and still haven't found out why it is called Grim Fandango. I heard it was from a poem a character read, but I never found him/her. Could you please tell me who says it, where they are, and what year they're in? Thanks.

counting_pine
10-17-2005, 07:45 PM
It's one of the poems Olivia recites in the Blue Casket in year 2. Just keep asking her to read poems until she gets to it.

Shuz
10-19-2005, 06:26 AM
^^ yep. A fandango is a type of dance and the whole story could be metaphorically described as a 'grim fandango'.

Necroman
10-21-2005, 06:57 PM
Why the hell would someone dance a "Grim Fandango"?

Shuz
10-21-2005, 10:49 PM
I don't think it's a case of wanting to, I meant that Manny just finds himself doing this 'grim fandango' in the LotD in order to find Meche and get to the Ninth Underworld

Rei_Nokato
10-23-2005, 05:37 AM
In a poem Olivia reads out: "But now, we dance this grim fandango; and wait for years, before we rest." I think that's what the line is. ^ ^; *hasn't played it in a long while*

counting_pine
10-23-2005, 06:29 AM
With bony hands I hold my partner
On soulless feet we cross the floor
The music stops as if to answer
An empty knocking at the door

It seems his skin was sweet as mango
When last I held him to my breast
But now we dance this grim fandango
And will four years before we rest (http://tim.grimfandango.net/grim/info/poetry.php)

I wonder which came first, the poem or the game title.

Rei_Nokato
10-23-2005, 08:38 PM
..yeah, that. xD
And; us.imdb.com said the original title for the game wasn't 'Grim Fandango'.

Quote from site: "The game was originally going to be named "Deeds Of The Dead" but the management at Lucasarts didn't want a reference to death in the title."

counting_pine
10-24-2005, 01:50 AM
http://imdb.com/title/tt0177822/trivia
Wow, never knew that. I have to say, I think Grim Fandango sounds classier.
I wonder if they considered any other titles.

Grim_comician
10-24-2005, 02:52 AM
Here's my little theory why the Lucasarts chose the title called Grim Fandango:

Grim; Grim Reaper
Fandango; Spanish dance

Why else would there be grim reapers in the mexican religion?

JofaGuht
10-24-2005, 03:06 AM
Just translates to "dance of death".

Julfisk
10-24-2005, 07:50 AM
does anyone know what hijole means?

Grim_comician
10-24-2005, 11:40 AM
"Damn". That's all, julfisken.