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Old 12-06-2007, 02:54 PM   #81
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Diablo Cody is a fake name. Duh.
Wow, no kidding...check please.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:01 PM   #82
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Your opinion on the script?
I thought it was a quirky character study. Reminded me in parts of Pretty Persuasion.

So it sold, and Spielberg pissed his pants, which frankly, gives me hope. If this material can sell, then we've all still got a shot.

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Old 12-06-2007, 03:02 PM   #83
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And what difference does it make if she stripped 5 times or 500 times?


So you're cool with fabricating a memoir?

I'm not.
You don't care that she fabricated a memoir. You care that she sold a script and got publicity. If she hadn't gotten all this publicity as a screenwriter, would you have taken all the time to do this research? Do you do this amount of research on every memoirist?
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:08 PM   #84
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Now I 'm a jealous hag for questioning claims in a book sold as a true memoir.



I'm not surprised, actually. I knew full well I would be slammed for this topic.

A couple of years ago I received an email from a guy who found my resume on a regional site for professional freelance writers.

He was interested in my background as an English Lit major and the fact that I taught creative writing at college level for a year.

He asked me if I either had existing college papers to sell him, or if I would like to be paid for writing "fully researched, footnoted" college papers, on Shakespeare, Jane Eyre, Beowulf, etc.

He said he was a college student himself and he included a link to his term paper business.

I wrote back declining his offer and suggested that it would be of great value for students to read the classics themselves and write their own papers.

I also pointed out that students shouldn't be turning in papers they haven't written themselves. Universities have rules against that.

What I got back from this kid was a verbal a$$whipping, told I was a moron, and that only a$$holes write their own college papers.

And then he expressed he was clearly miffed that I should have congratulated him on starting a business even before he's graduated college.

Oh yes -- I was the evil one. And I hurt his feelings by withholding my applause for his business acumen.

Somehow lying has become legitimized and those who value truth are morons.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:12 PM   #85
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You don't care that she fabricated a memoir. You care that she sold a script and got publicity.
Reading comprehension. C-.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:20 PM   #86
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Reading comprehension. C-.
Again, SC, if she hadn't sold a script, would you have gone to all this trouble?
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:32 PM   #87
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Which is more likely: That we are so hopelessly enamored with Diablo and brainwashed by her that we blindly defend her? Or that you come across in the two Diablo threads as a bitter hag fighting a vindictive pointless battle against a woman who has done you no harm?
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:35 PM   #88
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Not supporting a half-assed internet accusation is hardly comparable to the college kid in your story, nor is it legitimizing lying.

Also, do you realize if you are anything "to a fault", it's not considered beneficial? Senseless tattling is not a virtue and that's what this has the appearance of, though I'm sure you don't mean it that way. One doesn't have to issue a proclamation for every truth he stumbles upon.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:35 PM   #89
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So it sold, and Spielberg pissed his pants, which frankly, gives me hope. If this material can sell, then we've all still got a shot.

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that's what a lot of below average looking guys said when Julia Roberts married Lyle Lovett.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:35 PM   #90
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Again, SC, if she hadn't sold a script, would you have gone to all this trouble?
You're still not understanding my point. Others in this thread have.

I don't want to get snarky with you, but your question is moot.
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