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“This whole story just proves that we do not live in a post-racial America yet when South Asians and those perceived to be Muslims cannot even grace fashion advertisements without racial epithets being directed their way.” Huffington Post

“Plots and standard characters aren’t protected. To the extent that James took some basic tropes (older accomplished man with a dark past, young inexperienced woman to whom he’s drawn and who eventually captures his heart), those are free for everyone. Many successful novelists start with slightly tweaked versions of their own favorite characters; as long as the expression is sufficiently different, they’re just participating in a genre, not infringing copyright. “ io9

“The month isnt even over yet, but NaNoWriMo has already received close to a million dollars in donations, with writers in Antarctica, Tanzania, Ukraine, Pakistan, Jerusalem, Brazil, Germany, and in regions all over the U.S. In Texas, some 10,000 writers are participating, including Rebecca Atman, a student at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus in Arlington.” NPR

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  1. library addict
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 04:24:45

    The members of Pentatonix have a lot of talent. I’m not a fan of all their covers of songs, but the ones I like I really like.

    And it’s sad that the GAP ad was defaced, but yay for their response.

  2. Carolyne
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 09:07:11

    I’m here to confess that I only reached 10,999 words on my NaNoWrimo project and, since I’ll be out all day today, am unlikely to get another 39,001 written by the end of the month. To be honest, I spent way too much of the month editing and tweaking a previous project (plus the day job got out of control).

    Maybe I can channel the spirit of Stephen King (if he’s taking a break from using it himself) and write all those words on Saturday. Doesn’t he get up inspired and write entire novels overnight? :)

  3. Anonymous
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 22:15:58

    The term “corporate Citizen” is gross. Regardless of Supreme Court & Mitt Romney, corporations are not citizens.

    That being said Yeah Gap!
    And the people at Gap!

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