Saturday, February 6, 2010

Things That Amuse

Do you ever get tickled by something, then there's no one around at that moment to share how funny it is?

Example: I was reading reviews for the book NEED on a site, and it had this one:

"If you asked Stephen King and Stephanie Myers to co-author a book, they would come up with NEED." -Justine Magazine

This amuses me for several reasons. Firstly, they spelled the second author's name wrong, as it should be 'Meyer' and secondly, which was truly the source of my infinite amusement, King would never work with Meyer. Okay, he didn't come out and say it, but he said enough for me to know that he thinks what I do - the writing is not that great. I won't say more in case I offend others who like the story.

Another amusing thing that I saw was a new writer at a blog I go to has a clear knock-off of a popular movie, and repeated attempts to get her to highlight the differences have failed. This in and of itself is not amusing (okay, maybe a little bit), but the transparent scheme to create a new account and address the blog owner who is an agent and tell them that the 'other' author has 'what looks like a best seller' and they should go look at it to tell her how to write it better. *Headdesk-but laughing. A lot.* My point is that I had NO ONE to IM, call, or otherwise harrass into seeing this fabulousness because none of my friends care about that sort of thing. *SIGH*

So, I'm sharing it with the void. I'm highly amused this morning.


Terry Towery said...

I'm now amused, too. ;)

Tiffany Neal said...

Amusement is a good thing. A very good thing indeed.
So...I saw you post on Janet's recent blog and managed to blog stalk you. I think it was a sign.
I too, crawled out from under a rock most recently. Sadly, people have claimed me.
I am a writer. I also hear voices. I tell myself I'm not crazy. I know better.
Oh. And I live in Texas.
All around craziness. And amusement.
Especially since I am a self proclaimed blog stalker...

Shelley Sly said...

Wow, this must be stalker week, as I also found you through Janet's blog, and just commented on Tiffany's a minute ago. Haha.

I must say, I am very amused at the Stephen King/Stephenie Meyer quote (and I agree with your commentary on the quote, if you know what I mean.) And that case of the other writer sounds quite hilarious. :)

I also wanted to comment on your last post, but I'll comment here. I, too, was in the position where I thought I was writing YA, but it turns out I wasn't, mostly because of the age of the MC and just the plot in general. I know how that can be confusing, because you're right, young adults don't always read young adult books, so what we read at that age doesn't necessarily fall into that genre.

Sorry, this is long enough. Great blog, though! I'll be back.

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