Okay, I haven't really commented on any of this (or this or this) before - I wasn't in the Harry Potter fandom then. Okay, lets not start this off with a fib/lie. I was somewhat in the fandom by the time
The funny thing is that while I had heard of cassandraclare, I'd never heard of heidi8 nor
Anyway, I read the story and made a few drive-by comments here and there, but mostly I just didn't say anything because while it is sad for the people who were used and "abused" I really didn't care, I was mostly just fasinated that someone would go to such lengths to be online!popular.
(I think I did make a previous LJ entry on the subject, though I believe it was more just a collection of links rather than commentary. However, I can't find it, so I can't be sure.)
So, in the grand tradition of
Well, with the
Now really! Wake the hell up!
I'm totally not surprised, if anything I would have been more surprised had this NOT been the case. I'm also totally not surprised that heidi8 and cassandraclare list her "real" journal as a friend, even though they all pretended to defriend her back with the original report. No, I don't know any of the three, but I think Clare is basing a book off Scribe and Heidi just seems like the type who friends who she wants while not really caring about what others think - unless it might cost her BN status, and even then... *shrug* She could always make fandom happy by defriending Scribes known journal and then just happily friend Scribes real journal. Really not surprising at all.
And, you know what, unlike the rest of fandom I don't really blame them. No, I'm not defending, nor am I trying to suck ass in an effort to become one of the "in" crowd. But, hell, if Scribe wanted to be my friend - I'd accept her. Why? Well, as I understand it Scribe feeds her friends egos muchly (and say what you will but we'd all like to have someone around like that), she'll also defend said friends past the point of reason (Of course, that can be a con as much as a pro), and finally she is know as being rather generous to said friends - this last one seals the deal. ;)
Hey, unlike the rest of you bitches up on your high-horses, I admit that I'd happily accept bribes. *hint* If Scribe wants to be my friend and bribe me, I'd happily jump on the defend!Scribe bandwagon! (I'd like a window air conditioner unit - Specs available upon request! And, hey, since it is the end of summer they be cheaper right now!)
To be honest, I've never believed that Heidi and Clare were clueless to Scribe, I think they've probably known since the beginning, or at least close to the beginning, all about her. If they didn't know before the big Gryffindor Tower reveal, it is impossible for me to accept that they didn't know afterward. I mean while the reveal came from Fandoms Most Hated it would have still made even most innocent (clueless) person wonder, because it wasn't as though the evidence they had against Scribe didn't add up.
(Though it was fun seeing how many people tried to poke holes in said evidence. No, again, I wasn't there at the time, but CharlotteLennox details it all in "The msscribe Story.")
Finally, a bit about Cassandra Clare, plagiarist, and being published. You know I'm really torn on that whole thing. I hate to see a plagiarist (no matter who) being rewarded, and yet I find myself glad that a fanfic writer (under her ff writing name) has landed on the best seller list! So when it comes to Clare I'm in an interesting emotional position. ;)
When I first heard of her novel, I was both afraid and hopeful that it would do well. See above. However, at the end I'm glad she's done well because it gives hope to fanfic writers everywhere. Hopefully no more will we all be looked down on (by the so-dubbed man) as being talentless hacks, but that many fanfic writers have some truly madskillz!
What I personally think of Clares skills, or novel, is beside the point.
Anyway, the moral of this entry - well, moral is probably the wrong word - I will happily accept bribes!
And, yays! It finally rained here... Sadly it won't stay rainy and cool, but at least we finally got some rain - been almost/over a month since that happened.