Friday, April 28, 2006

Phoning it in...

A friend and I were having a conversation about a certain comic artist's new work, and the friend said that it was widely believed that the artist was just "phoning it in."

Not really trying.

I feel like I've been phoning it in this week, not because y'all aren't worth the effort, but because I just haven't had the time (and tired when the time was available). Apologies to those of you who've been putting up with me for awhile, and for any of the new folk that have stopped by, this really is a place of books and book learning.

Now that I have admitted said phoning in, however, I feel no guilt by doing this:

You should really go read SB Sarah's column (and the comment section) on the whole Opal Metha fiasco. She says what I meant to say and says it well.

(Here's an article on Alloy/17th involvement according to the NYT)

You should also check out this article on fanfic (if the links still work), the writing process, and how we should all just get along. (Diana provides some other links here as well.)

Go forth, discuss, and I'll try to be better tomorrow!


twogether said...

Love dwell diserably close smart and unknown. Love informative display. Aplogize? Is life. Laugh if we all like it. You really been going through this for a week? LOL I've not attended Harvord, and I don't plagerize.

twogether said...

I'm J.J.

lady t said...

I've been watching the whole McCafferty/Viswanathan story this week(SB Sarah's column on it is great,so is Book Nerd's)and it does concern me than while,yes,Kaavya needs to do more than make apologies to Katie Couric,it looks like Alloy Entertainment,with the permission of KV's agent,may have done some creative tinkering and/or encouraged Kaavya to do so,all in the name of the Almighty dollar. I more than understand the need to sometimes compromise your standards to make a living but this is too low of a low.

BSC,have you heard any feedback from your customers about this? I can image plenty of folks wanting to read Opal Mehta after all this hoopla(according to the NYT,Amazon is no longer directly selling it but has listings of "third party sellers" who price Opal Mehta as high as $95.00. Not cool,Zeus!).