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New Friend [Jun. 14th, 2010|10:46 am]
Tony Grist
Oh look, someone has just friended me on LJ. How nice!

Gosh, this person must be popular; he has 774 other friends.

Hold on a minute- only 35 of his other friends have friended him back.

And that's because he's not a person at all, but a vanity publishing outfit.

A vanity publishing outfit whose copywriter writes English as if it were a second language and thinks "voila" is spelled "viola".

And whose publishing triumphs include a "passionate novel" about Arabian horses called Tails Carried High.

[User Picture]From: oakmouse
2010-06-14 01:01 pm (UTC)
*snort* Hee! Vanity presses are being driven to extremes now that Lulu and various other internet publishing firms have cut their market for wannabe writers down to zilch.

Cartoonist Walt Kelly created a character named Viola Voila who starred in a special episode lampooning hard-boiled detective novels. Among other things, she threatened suicide because everybody spelled her name wrong. *g*
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-06-14 02:12 pm (UTC)
It really annoys me when people come muscling onto LJ for no other reason than to push their crummy little businesses.
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[User Picture]From: oakmouse
2010-06-14 02:28 pm (UTC)
Me too. It's very rude.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2010-06-14 08:13 pm (UTC)
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