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22nd-Apr-2006 02:28 am

Oh, fandom wank, thou comest to me in my darkest hour and dost bring me naught but joy and much mocking merriment. *glee*
21st-Apr-2006 09:42 am (UTC) - My favorite comment
"The stupid... it burns."

Good thing Lucas doesn't care who or what uses his characters or for what purposes, right?
21st-Apr-2006 09:48 am (UTC)
I've been shaking my head at this one for the last half hour; so, how badly do you think she's just screwed up the rest of her life? I imagine the LucasArts legal beagles are already sniffing at the (potent) scent of this one's stupidity...

becuase, there is no WAY they can let this one go by. Aside from the fact of how blatent it is, this is the beginning of a slippery slope here; if they don't knock her down, and knock her down hard, soon, other people, enboldened by her getting away with this, will be doing it too. And from there, it'll spread to other fandoms... *shivers at the horrible image of Hermione-Sue fics on sale at Amazon*

So now, the question is, will she realize that she made a mistake or will she resist? If it's the first, this will be over relatively quickly; her bank account won't be too happy, but she can probably survive it. If she resists, however... It won't be pretty.

My money's on the second option; It sounds like she's already convinced herself that what she's done is legally all right, and that she'll protest when the legal notices start showing up in her mail.

Of course, I could be wrong, but, with stupidity like this... well, we'll see.

And one last comment:

"The Wank is strong in this one."
21st-Apr-2006 10:11 am (UTC)

I haven't had the chance to read through all of the comments there but apparently there is indication on that thread that Lucas' lawyers are already on this.

The girl was just stupid to not realize what she was doing is wrong. It sort of baffles me that anyone could be that stupid - especially because (from what I've been told) she works in publishing - you'd think she'd have some knowledge of copyright laws!
21st-Apr-2006 10:12 am (UTC)
Wow...Stupid is as stupid does...I wonder how many people have actually purchased this?
21st-Apr-2006 10:17 am (UTC)
dunno, but a decent number, judging by the sales rank...

Think she'll use the money for her legal bills?
21st-Apr-2006 10:31 am (UTC)

I love fandom wank.
21st-Apr-2006 10:34 am (UTC)
I'm hoping that Lucas' lawyers DO come down hard on her, but I am also appalled at Amazon.com for selling it. Don't they pay attention to things like that? There first clue should have been that the initial shipment came from her home address! LOL! I'd be willing to bet Amazon gets caught in the lawsuit web as well. If nothing else, they'll pull it from their catalogue...bad for their business rep.
21st-Apr-2006 10:45 am (UTC)
It's not just Amazon; she's hit Barnes&Nobles and a few other online booksellers as well...

Really sounds like "Just for my family and friends" now, doesn't it?
21st-Apr-2006 11:54 am (UTC)
Good gawd...are you saying you can buy that monstrosity at B&N as well? Or only that she *tried* to get them to?

In either case, I'm absolutely voting her in as "Stupidest fanfic writer of 2006."

21st-Apr-2006 11:57 am (UTC)
Okay, before anyone else points it out...I can't spell tonight at ALL. I did "there" when I meant "their" in my first post, and now I see I've gone and written a completely nonsensical sentance in the post above. *sigh*

Or only that she *tried* to get them to?

SHOULD read: Or only that she *tried* to get them to sell it?

Sorry. It's just embarrassing to be ragging on someone else's crappy writing while making dumb-ass mistakes yourself. LOL!
21st-Apr-2006 12:01 pm (UTC)
You can get it from B&N here, and from Powell's Books here.

And she's already won the award...
21st-Apr-2006 11:40 am (UTC)
Personally, I don't think it's at all funny.

She wanted to have the feeling of being a published author and in the process she did something extremely stupid that might ruin any public reputation she ever dreamed of having. Especially if she was actually planning on being an original published author later in her life.

Also, um... hi >.>
I'm a fan of your art, and a lurker supreme. Rearing my head up for this 'cause something like this has actually happened where I live and almost came to legal blows.
21st-Apr-2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
She wanted to have the feeling of being a published author and in the process she did something extremely stupid that might ruin any public reputation she ever dreamed of having.

Yeah, if she were a young, inexperienced writer. But this lady is the co-founder of a poetry publishing company, has written instruction manuals in the past, and claims to work as a book editor. In other words: she should REALLY know better! That's why people are coming down on this so hard. If she were just a misinformed first-time author, people still might have laughed, but they probably wouldn't take it out on her like that.
21st-Apr-2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm not saying she isn't insanely moronic. I'm just saying that it's hard for me to really believe she'd do something like this for anything less than high personal gain. Seeing as I don't think she was counting on making lots of money out of this, the high gain is probably emotional, or PR-related (in the bizarre 'bad publicity is better than no publicity' sense).

She's still damn stupid, and harmful to herself and to the fandom (if Lucas' lawyers choose to do a fandom crackdown on the major fan sites).
21st-Apr-2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
Clearly someone was out in the suns on Tatooine way too long, that or too much inhaled Wookie dung has messed with her brain.

On a completely unrelated note. Can I just say how much I love the commissioned art you did for the Twilight Lexicon. It is just so spot on! Bravo!
21st-Apr-2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
O_o *boggles*

^_^ Heeeee. I can't waaait 'til this blows up her in face. *evil glee* It may flog us smart fanficcers FOREVER,but at least we get to observe the carnage...Yeeees...*bounces up and down while cackling*

*is entirely too amused by this*
21st-Apr-2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, that woman is just plain dumb.
21st-Apr-2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
So, is this Lori chick:

1/ deluded
2/ terminally stupid
3/ suffering from a giant case of hubris
4/ quixotic enough that she thinks she can take on Uncle George and win
5/ Sixteen years old
6/ 1 and 2
7/ 3, 4, and 6
8/ all of the above

OMG, the idiocy of fandom has hit a new nadir. The stupidity is monumental in that one!
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