Daily Archives: September 14, 2004

The Most Amusing Back-Handed Compliment of the Month

From Demolition Woman: “Actually, I like John Scalzi. He’s young, terribly earnest, somewhat cute, and obviously kissing all the right ass. A writer to watch, if you’re into that kind of thing.” This is sort of compliment I can get behind; it’s not too nice. Anyway, this makes up for no one looking at my […]

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The Most Amusing Back-Handed Compliment of the Month

From Demolition Woman: “Actually, I like John Scalzi. He’s young, terribly earnest, somewhat cute, and obviously kissing all the right ass. A writer to watch, if you’re into that kind of thing.” This is sort of compliment I can get behind; it’s not too nice. Anyway, this makes up for no one looking at my […]

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Why A Shitty Deal is a Shitty Deal

A small press publisher named Jeremy Lassen, who is clearly not getting enough hugs, took exception to the Real World Book Deals definition of a $3,000 book advance as “shitty,” and responded with a comment which I’ll elevate here for you to admire as much for the spirited use of profanity as the content itself. […]

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Why A Shitty Deal is a Shitty Deal

A small press publisher named Jeremy Lassen, who is clearly not getting enough hugs, took exception to the Real World Book Deals definition of a $3,000 book advance as “shitty,” and responded with a comment which I’ll elevate here for you to admire as much for the spirited use of profanity as the content itself. […]

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