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There are times when justice prevails, and when the sheer goodness of humanity shines through. One of those beautiful moments occurred when someone was giving out free chocolate at the Tuesday night writers’ meetup, of course. But another one came today, and it was sweet, sweet victory. The Portland Mercury published the article about our writers’ group.
There’s something about these glowing moments of honesty and righteousness that makes us proud to be human– it’s very similar to when you save a baby sparrow, or work in a soup kitchen, or find the perfect death-by-chocolate recipe. (Hint: I have it.;) And that’s how we all felt today. So rejoice with me now by reading Ben Coleman’s fabulous, wonderful, amazing article about our group!!!
Okay… I have an AMAZING story to share stemming from the mean, awful, icky, not-nice-at-all article written in the WW about our writers’ group by the dishonest Laurie Novato. It involves karma and happy endings and the Portland Mercury… but more tomorrow. For NOW, I have an announcement to make…
(or jelly roll. Whatever floats your boat.)
I’ve decided that I’m going to finish my Harry Potter parody at the same time that I’m working on Death Train! Yay! Much more tomorrow, and it’ll get its very own page.
ETA: And, oh yes! The NC-17 page has been updated. Head on over there to find: MoM 6: The NC-17 Chapter We’ve All Been Waiting For! Yay!
The kids really, REALLY should not read this one. 😉
Wow. Let’s see if I can explain what happened here.
I run a writers’ group in Portland. Last week, a woman came to a meeting who represented herself as a writer looking for feedback and critique. But she did not tell us the truth about her real motives. She joined our meetup group with a fake name and a fake background, and she pretended to be an unpublished author (that’s where the legal definitions of “dishonest” and “fraud” come in, you see.) She had been recruited as a reporter for the Willamette Weekly. An article came out this week that presented us as freaks and our work as… well, it’s all in the article (and yes, fanfic was involved. This isn’t the first nasty article that paper has written about NC-17 fanfics, either.) I’m trying to get the word out so that other writers’ groups know what happened. For all we know, this is a new trend, and we’ll be seeing more of it.
However, there’s ONE good thing about it (I guess)… the FIRST sentence is:
I have read Harry Potter erotica. Sometimes, life is like that. One moment, you’re getting ready to read what you think will be a fun short story about a magic girl and boy, and in the next, Ginny and Draco are getting it on during a study session. Three days later, you’re sitting at a small table in a cafeteria surrounded by strangers and it’s your turn to say something about it to the person who wrote it.
(I’m the “person who wrote it”, you see.)
So, um… D/G smut is being promoted, anyway! (Again, I guess.)
I’ll post my letter to the editor tomorrow.