Jun 1 2006
So in blogs this past week and part of last has been the topic of rabid fangirls. I think we can blame Solaine for stirring the pot that might have been filled by Sarah McCarty’s post over at Let’s Gab. The blogging community has chimed in here, here and here. Personally, I think someone has her head in the sand. But instead of going all Ranty McRant, if I can borrow a Lauren Dane parlance, I offer you this. Please feel free to add on or perhaps even denote those that you feel should have an RFG moniker. I’ll fess up to having done one or more of the following. How about you?
. . .You own more than one copy of a book. (me)
. . .You have emailed or mailed a gushing letter of praise to an author. (me)
. . .You belong to and participate in discussion at an author’s website or listserv. (me again)
. . .You have voted in a contest as the behest of an author.
. . .You have rearranged an author’s books at a store to give her greater visual exposure. (RFG)
. . .You have given “conversion” packages of an authors’ works to another reader.
. . .You have written fan fiction based upon an author’s works.
. . .You have given a 5 star review at amazon.com just to counter negative ratings. (RFG)
. . .You have named yourself after a favorite chacter, such as Mrs. Wolf MacKenzie. (RFG)
. . .You see an author’s book at the store but refuse to buy it because it could hurt the author’s bestseller numbers or you buy it and go back and buy a second copy on the release date. (RFG)
. . .You know the street date of an author’s books and what it means.
. . .You have reported a store for violating a street date. (RFG)
. . .You have pretended to be more than one person commenting on someone’s blog in defense of your favorite author. (RFG)