Hmm, someone told me to take a read at the Smart Bitches comment thread here and I did. What seemed to be another rehash of "I will never buy the book of any author who makes me mad... not that I have ever heard of her anyway but since you told me her antics were bad I'd chime in and say I won't buy her books anymore!" threads that everyone loves to have a word in turned out to be another minor rehash of Cassie Edwards Gate. And how I apparently said "worse" than Jennifer "Did Cassie run over your dogs?" Crusie and yet nobody "called me" on it.
"Called me on it".
Hmm, interesting choice of words there. Who should call me on "it"? Did someone start a Blog Land Moral Police when I wasn't looking? I raised Sarah SB's blood pressure, the poor thing, so perhaps she should be the one to call me on "it"? Heaven knows, anyone who disagrees with the majority on Smart Bitches is clearly on the side of evil and must be punished.
Here are the links to all that I have said about Cassie Edwards on this blog so that you can judge for yourself whether I look sexier in the devil garb than Jennifer Crusie.
Seriously, kids, Cassie Edwards had lost her contract with Penguin. She had a stroke subsequently, which we can all view as a sign that God hated her and was on the sides of Smart Bitches Who Know Everything all along. The message has been made clear and loud and repeatedly - plagiarism was wrong. RWA even held workshops. What more do you want, Growlycub and gang? For me to crawl on the ground and kiss the pointy sparkly shoes of you people for daring to have a different thought from the majority? To stand on the street corner with Jennifer Crusie and wear a sign saying "WE WERE WRONG. YOU WERE RIGHT. SRSLY!"? A public hanging? What?
I don't get what these people want. Slightly more than a year had passed since the day, and I don't think anyone truly disagreed with them that Cassie Edwards was wrong for plagiarizing. And yet, here they are, still bitching about me, Jennifer Crusie, Deborah Smith, and the fact that that RWA seminar wasn't lauded as the Most Important Epic Win For Good everywhere and every author who didn't attend that seminar and gave the speakers a standing ovation hadn't yet come out to grovel in apology before Those Good People.
What do these people want? Honestly? Sainthood? Deification? A virtual memorial?
I'm so confused.