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Twimom
04-02-2010, 02:05 PM
Hello, I'm a newbie and I was doing some Google searches about Twilight fanfics. My kids love Twilight, so I can't say I hate it, but I don't love it either. I'm kinda in the middle. I've read better books, but I've also read worse, so I'm not a Steph hater though I respect you guys' opinions.

I was surprised to find several links to posts in this forum about this crazy lady Sybilla who is publishing her fanfic!!! What has this world come to? I mean seriously. I was reading some of the posts here and on other sites, so I learned a little bit of background info about Mrs. Potato Head, and I was shocked when I read a press release about a Russet Noon movie. What the heck is going on with that? Is it an April fool's joke or something?

Somebody please enlighten me. This is the press release (http://www.prlog.org/10607054-twilight-lexicons-lori-joffs-refers-to-russet-noon-as-the-story-that-must-not-be-named-on-mtv.html) in case you guys want to read it.

Cyia
04-02-2010, 02:07 PM
Oh look... Spud Spam.

emilycross
04-02-2010, 02:12 PM
*waits for Gill to show up and make the universe right again*


:popcorn:

Parametric
04-02-2010, 02:19 PM
Haha, that press release is so much bullshit. Russet Noon "continues to make waves"? It's a "force to be reckoned with"? "No word yet on whether the producers will attempt to cast the same actors from the original movie franchise"? :ROFL:

shaldna
04-02-2010, 02:35 PM
Hello, I'm a newbie and I was doing some Google searches about Twilight fanfics. My kids love Twilight, so I can't say I hate it, but I don't love it either. I'm kinda in the middle. I've read better books, but I've also read worse, so I'm not a Steph hater though I respect you guys' opinions.

So much so that you named your self 'Twimom' o_0


I was surprised to find several links to posts in this forum about this crazy lady Sybilla who is publishing her fanfic!!! What has this world come to? I mean seriously.

I really don't know. Why don't you enlighten us?

I was reading some of the posts here and on other sites, so I learned a little bit of background info about Mrs. Potato Head, [/quote]

Wow. That's mature. Name calling now?



Somebody please enlighten me. This is the press release (http://www.prlog.org/10607054-twilight-lexicons-lori-joffs-refers-to-russet-noon-as-the-story-that-must-not-be-named-on-mtv.html) in case you guys want to read it.

Not particularly.

But welcome to the forum anyway.

Soccer Mom
04-02-2010, 05:31 PM
Lets give Twimom the benefit of the doubt for a bit. She might join us and participate or that may have been drive-by spud spam. Click that link at your own risk.

BenPanced
04-02-2010, 09:36 PM
Lets give Twimom the benefit of the doubt for a bit. She might join us and participate or that may have been drive-by spud spam. Click that link at your own risk.
Good Lord, there's so much purple in that release I thought my monitor went on the fritz!

scarletpeaches
04-02-2010, 09:40 PM
shaldna, shaldna, shaldna. What have I told you? Calm down. Think of your blood pressure!

Please. I don't want you going apopleptic. Nor, for fear of Soccer Mom's ban-stick, running amok.
Wow. That's mature. Name calling now?I believe it was Gilloughly who nicknamed Lady Sybilla, Potato Head in the original Russet Noon thread.

Twimom
04-03-2010, 12:57 AM
Lets give Twimom the benefit of the doubt for a bit. She might join us and participate or that may have been drive-by spud spam. Click that link at your own risk.

Thanks, it's really not spam, now I'm being accused, oh well, it was a honest question, it's on Google News so I thought it might be worth discussing it

Polenth
04-03-2010, 05:19 AM
Thanks, it's really not spam, now I'm being accused, oh well, it was a honest question, it's on Google News so I thought it might be worth discussing it

It's not hard to get on Google News. Anyone can release stuff through those press release sites. It's not being reported on a major news site, because it's not really news.

That's because her movie deal is her with a camera and a few friends (if she manages to make anything). She doesn't have a book deal. She doesn't have a movie deal. She's just another fan fiction writer. I can see how her posturing might make it look like she's more important than she is... but don't fall for it.

mscelina
04-03-2010, 05:29 AM
Besides, who cares, really? If Lady Syphilis or whatever her name is tries to make anything even close to a movie (unless it's on her cell phone) Meyer's lawyers will pop her like a zit. Even the stupidest person who's heard of 'copyright infringement' will know that.

Why add to this idiot's ridiculous sense of self-importance by giving her even the slightest bit of credibility?

Yeah, she's making a movie. I am too. You don't think George Lucas will get mad if I film MY version of the Anakin trilogy do you? See, there's this great part right at the beginning where Jar Jar Binks gets run over by the droid army's land transport, thus trimming about 1/3 of the time of the total movie and sparing true Star Wars fans the agony of watching that critter's CGI knees bend backwards. But, I can't do CGI so I'm using Mr. Bill instead. No one will notice it's him after I stick those playdoh ears on...

Cyia
04-03-2010, 05:30 AM
I believe it was Gilloughly who nicknamed Lady Sybilla, Potato Head in the original Russet Noon thread.

To be fair, I think it was Tater Head. There may have also been some mentions of Potato Flake.

Matera the Mad
04-03-2010, 06:08 AM
*Sigh* Google is so omnivorous. Even Lady Sibilance's foul whispers taint the webbish air. *Raises nose* lol

Twimom
04-03-2010, 06:48 AM
Besides, who cares, really? If Lady Syphilis or whatever her name is tries to make anything even close to a movie (unless it's on her cell phone) Meyer's lawyers will pop her like a zit. Even the stupidest person who's heard of 'copyright infringement' will know that.

Why add to this idiot's ridiculous sense of self-importance by giving her even the slightest bit of credibility?

Yeah, she's making a movie. I am too. You don't think George Lucas will get mad if I film MY version of the Anakin trilogy do you? See, there's this great part right at the beginning where Jar Jar Binks gets run over by the droid army's land transport, thus trimming about 1/3 of the time of the total movie and sparing true Star Wars fans the agony of watching that critter's CGI knees bend backwards. But, I can't do CGI so I'm using Mr. Bill instead. No one will notice it's him after I stick those playdoh ears on...

I'm just a housewife, so I don't know anything about press releases and Google News. All I know is there's a whole list of links about it on Google, Twitter and Bing, and now Twilight Lexicon posted a response (http://www.twilightlexicon.com/2010/04/02/novelnotnamed/) to the article on their site. Why go through all the trouble if she's that insignificant? I mean, you guys had pretty long threads devoted to her last time I checked. I'm just saying. Why make such a big deal over a crazy fanfic writer? Wouldn't it be better to just ignore her ravings? Just my humble opinion.

Cyia
04-03-2010, 06:53 AM
Okay, this may upset someone, but our new friend "doesn't care" way too much. Has someone checked her IP?

She shows up today, with this one post, and harps on how she knows nothing about it, but still implies that Tater must be something more than nothing. Someone has an awful lot invested for not caring.

jennontheisland
04-03-2010, 06:58 AM
Pfft. She's just a housewife.

Soccer Mom
04-03-2010, 07:26 AM
Ease up on the snark. I've checked the IP's and both that and the location of origination are different from Lady Sybilla. This is just a curious person looking for discussion.

mscelina
04-03-2010, 07:30 AM
I'm just a housewife, so I don't know anything about press releases and Google News. All I know is there's a whole list of links about it on Google, Twitter and Bing, and now Twilight Lexicon posted a response (http://www.twilightlexicon.com/2010/04/02/novelnotnamed/) to the article on their site. Why go through all the trouble if she's that insignificant? I mean, you guys had pretty long threads devoted to her last time I checked. I'm just saying. Why make such a big deal over a crazy fanfic writer? Wouldn't it be better to just ignore her ravings? Just my humble opinion.

You know--my post wasn't directed at you in any way, shape or form. Just so you know. This one, however, is.

The thread you refer to about this nonsense was a thread about the legal ramifications of copyright infringement and intellectual property theft when fan fiction tries to take a step further--as you would know if you had read the thread.

For the most part, I do ignore her and her ravings and all the bullshit attributed (by her) to this great work she's created after stealing someone else's intellectual property.

Now then--I find it interesting that you don't know anything about Google and press releases, and then instantly turn around and tell us--


All I know is there's a whole list of links about it on Google, Twitter and Bing, and now Twilight Lexicon posted a response (http://www.twilightlexicon.com/2010/04/02/novelnotnamed/) to the article on their site.

Doesn't compute, you know? You don't know anything about Google but you use Google? Nope--doesn't add up. Even "Just a Housewife" can do basic mathematics. It also doesn't compute that you would say this:


Why make such a big deal over a crazy fanfic writer? Wouldn't it be better to just ignore her ravings? Just my humble opinion

--when you're the one that started the thread. In case you hadn't noticed, there wasn't any information about this horseshit news flash on this site until YOU posted it. Why is that, I wonder? Could it be that we were ignoring her? Not making a big deal? Relegating her to the cesspool of the arts where plagiarists and poseurs are side by side with vanity publishers and scam agents?

Yeah.

So think of it this way: I, too, am "just a housewife" so I find the disparaging tone of that phrase more than a little annoying. I also happen to be "just a housewife" who was happily working on her contracted novel until a new poster starts a thread about a intellectual property thief's alleged movie deal. And when I saw the thread title, I assumed it was a practical joke--maybe an April Fools attempt in a different time zone. *shrug* I don't care. What I do care about is the fact that now this thread will turn up on that Google thing you know nothing about and will lend credibility to this bullshit rumor about a movie that doesn't exist and a "book" that Stephenie Meyer's lawyers have slapped a cease and desist order on and can't even be read.

See, even an ignorant, stupid, uneducated, clueless, and completely out of the loop "housewife" like myself knows that if ATTORNEYS HAVE STOPPED THE PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE THEFT OF STEPHENIE MEYER'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, THERE'S NOT A MOVIE PRODUCER IN THE WORLD THAT WOULD BE STUPID ENOUGH TO THINK, "OH WOW--THAT WOULD MAKE A GREAT MOVIE."

You don't have to have a PhD to have basic common sense. There are a lot of threads on AW about intellectual property theft. Maybe you should read some of thing and it might help you understand why we were talking about this IP thief in the first place.

Look--I can tell by your username that you're a fan of the Twilight books and that's a good thing. Just be careful attributing motivations to people you don't know and starting spats on your first day. Go introduce yourself and read the Newbie Guide and maybe you'll get a better understanding of exactly what it is we do here.

Southern Girl
04-03-2010, 08:57 AM
Slam. Dunk.

Nivarion
04-03-2010, 09:12 AM
Well welcome on in. :welcome:


Thanks, it's really not spam, now I'm being accused, oh well, it was a honest question, it's on Google News so I thought it might be worth discussing it

We're pretty suspicious of lady sillypotatoes. She's tried to come in to make us feel her twilove a few times before.

She doesn't seem to be that smart though. She tends to over do it and blow her cover pretty quickly. And frankly the lot of us are tired of her strutting on a dark stage.


I'm just a housewife, so I don't know anything about press releases and Google News. All I know is there's a whole list of links about it on Google, Twitter and Bing, and now Twilight Lexicon posted a response (http://www.twilightlexicon.com/2010/04/02/novelnotnamed/) to the article on their site. Why go through all the trouble if she's that insignificant? I mean, you guys had pretty long threads devoted to her last time I checked. I'm just saying. Why make such a big deal over a crazy fanfic writer? Wouldn't it be better to just ignore her ravings? Just my humble opinion.

All of those links at this point are most likely the potato trying to get her lime light back. She's a very sad lonely girl with too much time on her hands.

The initial wave (ripple rather) that she caused was everyone trying to grind it through her skull that she could get the pants sued off of her if she tried it. However we kept drilling through her skull and got to the other side without encountering the brains.

So the interweb mutually decided to let it play its course alone.

Any ways. If soccer mom says your IP isn't Lady Sybilla's area I'll trust her assessment, and welcome you to the AW cooler.

If you are silly potato you won't listen to this advice, but if you aren't I suggest going in and asking a few questions about writing and publishing. And I'd for sure not come back to this thread.

kaitie
04-03-2010, 09:16 AM
Or maybe she's not trying to be disparaging at all. Some people, either as a way of being humble or as a result of low self-esteem, make remarks that come across as personally disparaging and have no intention of insulting anyone else who happens to share that trait.

I honestly don't get what y'all are making a big deal of here. Maybe it's because I've never heard of this person. When I read the posts by the OP, all I see is someone who is genuinely curious and wondering about something and therefore asking a question.

She's not being disingenuous to say she doesn't know how Google works. She didn't say, "I don't know how to use Google." What she was responding to was a comment that news articles on the site are not necessarily trustworthy because any news outlet can upload the stories. I didn't know that, and I know how to get around Google and follow links just fine. You're misreading what she's saying, either intentionally or not, but it seems completely unfair to me to be nit picking like that and mincing words with a new person when that's clearly not what she was saying.

I don't understand how it's considered acceptable to be this rude to a brand new person coming along. She didn't come here saying, "This is my work go check it out." She came here asking a legitimate question, and people are assuming that she's making a fake post in order to spread around a link. That's insulting in its own right, guys. Hell, it's insulting and hostile and unfair.

What about giving the benefit of the doubt before making accusations?

I looked at that article, and wondered how the hell a person can sell what is essentially fanfic without being caught for it, or make movies with the intention of selling it (no matter how small the scale). Why can't we have a conversation about that without making insulting comments to a poster who we should be welcoming instead.

Nivarion
04-03-2010, 09:51 AM
Or maybe she's not trying to be disparaging at all. Some people, either as a way of being humble or as a result of low self-esteem, make remarks that come across as personally disparaging and have no intention of insulting anyone else who happens to share that trait.

I honestly don't get what y'all are making a big deal of here. Maybe it's because I've never heard of this person. When I read the posts by the OP, all I see is someone who is genuinely curious and wondering about something and therefore asking a question.

She's not being disingenuous to say she doesn't know how Google works. She didn't say, "I don't know how to use Google." What she was responding to was a comment that news articles on the site are not necessarily trustworthy because any news outlet can upload the stories. I didn't know that, and I know how to get around Google and follow links just fine. You're misreading what she's saying, either intentionally or not, but it seems completely unfair to me to be nit picking like that and mincing words with a new person when that's clearly not what she was saying.

I don't understand how it's considered acceptable to be this rude to a brand new person coming along. She didn't come here saying, "This is my work go check it out." She came here asking a legitimate question, and people are assuming that she's making a fake post in order to spread around a link. That's insulting in its own right, guys. Hell, it's insulting and hostile and unfair.

What about giving the benefit of the doubt before making accusations?

I looked at that article, and wondered how the hell a person can sell what is essentially fanfic without being caught for it, or make movies with the intention of selling it (no matter how small the scale). Why can't we have a conversation about that without making insulting comments to a poster who we should be welcoming instead.

I'm going to second everything Katie just said. All we've got is a slight suspicion that twimom is lady sybilla not a new AW'er to welcome into our AW family, and we've already got the torches lit and the pitchforks sharpened.

bettielee
04-03-2010, 10:42 AM
To be fair, I always have my pitchfork sharpened. I wait for the rest of you to light the torches.

We can only hope the movie is just going on in her "head movies"

and I didn't click any links.

Welcome to AW.

**sharpens pitchfork**

gothicangel
04-03-2010, 10:43 AM
Pfft. She's just a housewife.

My Mam was 'just a housewife.' Yet she managed to raise a daughter who has a University education and management level career.

It was my Mam who instilled me with my love of books.

Stop disrespecting housewives!

Twimom
04-03-2010, 11:03 AM
Or maybe she's not trying to be disparaging at all. Some people, either as a way of being humble or as a result of low self-esteem, make remarks that come across as personally disparaging and have no intention of insulting anyone else who happens to share that trait.

I honestly don't get what y'all are making a big deal of here. Maybe it's because I've never heard of this person. When I read the posts by the OP, all I see is someone who is genuinely curious and wondering about something and therefore asking a question.

She's not being disingenuous to say she doesn't know how Google works. She didn't say, "I don't know how to use Google." What she was responding to was a comment that news articles on the site are not necessarily trustworthy because any news outlet can upload the stories. I didn't know that, and I know how to get around Google and follow links just fine. You're misreading what she's saying, either intentionally or not, but it seems completely unfair to me to be nit picking like that and mincing words with a new person when that's clearly not what she was saying.

I don't understand how it's considered acceptable to be this rude to a brand new person coming along. She didn't come here saying, "This is my work go check it out." She came here asking a legitimate question, and people are assuming that she's making a fake post in order to spread around a link. That's insulting in its own right, guys. Hell, it's insulting and hostile and unfair.

What about giving the benefit of the doubt before making accusations?

I looked at that article, and wondered how the hell a person can sell what is essentially fanfic without being caught for it, or make movies with the intention of selling it (no matter how small the scale). Why can't we have a conversation about that without making insulting comments to a poster who we should be welcoming instead.

At least I know not everyone here is all paranoid and extremely hostile towards newcomers. And also I never meant to offend housewives. I consider myself intelligent enough to enjoy debates, especially when they're related to Twilight.

And, yes, of course I know how to use Google! I have a computer at home, hello! All I was trying to explain was that I don't know how press releases work in relation to Google News. I was under the impression that Google News might have some kind of filter, otherwise any spammer would be able to put out press releases on Google News left and right. That's all I was trying to explain.

But okay, I'll leave this thread and go discuss the issue somewhere else. Jeez, it's not like this is the only forum on the web where people can ask questions. The only reason I came here was because of all the links I found on Google related to an issue that I happened to be interested in, so I thought you guys might know something about it.

Thanks to those of you who were nice to me and even went through the trouble of checking my IP address to verify my identity. It was never my intention to offend anyone or much less to defend Lady Sybilla's actions.

Slushie
04-03-2010, 12:46 PM
I'm bored. Humor me.


It all started a year ago, one fateful day in March 2009. Bestselling author Stephenie Meyer was sitting pretty in her throne at the top of the world, gorging on the profits of her multimillion-dollar empire like there was no tomorrow.

Her mega-selling Twilight Saga book series had milked the biblical symbolism of the forbidden fruit for all it's worth, and she'd amassed tremendous wealth and fame by rewriting the tale of the fall of man as a teen vampire romance that turned out to be inexplicably addictive for readers of all ages.Bitter much? :ROFL: I might be able to snark better than that. Let's see.


After a long debate covering everything from college-educated fan fiction writers to the much-speculated lawsuit for copyright infringement that never took place, the Twilight Lexicon furies must have realized just how much buzz they had stirred up in favor of Russet Noon by beefing publicly with Lady Sybilla.

Sure, it was mostly negative buzz, but it still translated into a great deal of traffic to the Russet Noon website, not to mention the countless posts that both Twilight, as well non-Twilight related sites published in response to it. I just clicked on the OP link but would rather read Sharpied love poems on a middle-school bathroom stall than The Free Sequel But With More Sparkle. There's a difference between hearing of something; following the links to the site, then clicking away after you realize it's stupid; and reading the whole thing, becoming enamored with the brilliance of a humble writer who is oppressed by the jackboots of law. But hey, Narcissus never heard of bad publicity right?


In the article "'The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner' Fan Reaction: Experts Weigh In," Joffs told MTV that only ten percent of Twilight fans are interested in reading "The story that must not be named." Whether or not she estimated the percentage correctly still remains to be seen.If I write a book about the rise of Neo-Nazism in Modern America, and only ten-percent of skinheads are interested in reading it, then there's a marketing problem.


Her statement may or may not be due to the fact that Russet Noon had an ad campaign running on Facebook and Google on March 30th. The ads promoted Lady Sybilla's book as a "Sequel to Breaking Dawn" that was available free online, with special emphasis on the "free" part.In 2012, I'm planning on running my Presidential election campaign strictly through Facebook and MySpace. Please vote for me.


"We are currently in negotiations to sign an option purchase agreement with an independent film production company in Hollywood. They're interested in having me adapt Russet Noon to screenplay format. :ROFL: I bet this Hollywood Production Company is actually four YouTube members that live in the Los Angeles area, a few blocks from AV Paranormal where the studio-executive/marketing-department/wardrobe-manager's mommy works.


"For that reason, my publisher, AV Paranormal, started an online ad campaign yesterday to test the waters, so to speak. We were trying to find out if people would actually click on our ads despite the Voldemort treatment the novel has been receiving from high-ranking Twilight sites on the web, so it was only a one-day campaign."So, the Hollywood Production Company and the Publisher decided a one-day splooge would be an adequate metric with which to weigh against the risks of a copyright-infringement suit leveled by a legal team hired by a major publisher. This kinda reminds me of the sad stories about a legit author getting screwed by some micro publisher that bails because nobody understood industry legalese--like Capri, or something; only, in this case, I have no sympathy for the author in question. (And remember, I'm operating on the assumption that any of this is actually real.)


When asked if AV Paranormal Publishing intends to resume the campaign in the future, Lady Sybilla's response was, "I think we got the answer we were looking for. People are not concerned with the copyright infringement allegations. They just want to read the book, and it's very likely that they'll go see the movie, too, if it does get made." Which it won't, so nobody will, so this is stupid.


"The only reason the producers are even considering this movie deal is that they have every intention of paying royalties to the copyright and trademark owners without the need for a lawsuit. However, in the event that we do get sued, the massive media attention a case like this would attract is yet another form of reverse-psychology publicity that would only increase people's curiosity about reading Russet Noon even more so than before."Meh. She sounds like a leech that craves mainstream recognition for her leechery. This "book"-based "movie" "produced" by this "independent film company" is nothing by a slimy publicity stunt that oozes ego. By the end of any lawsuit, these people in question may not be able to take a shit without giving it to S'Meyer.

Were any of this real.


No word yet on whether or not the producers will attempt to cast the same actors from the original movie franchise.They should get George Clooney to play Bell's father.

ETA:
OMG you guys lol. I totally just found this when googling for lol <3 AV Paranormal <3 !!! its amazing :kisses: LOL out loud
http://www.journalfen.net/community/sparklefield/31382.html

brainstorm77
04-03-2010, 07:14 PM
Geez.

jennontheisland
04-03-2010, 07:21 PM
Stop disrespecting housewives!
When did disrespect become a verb that could have -ing on the end?

(obviously my grammar is not up to snuff since I don't know what kind of verb that is, but srsly, when?)

Libbie
04-03-2010, 11:02 PM
http://www.eyepod.org/images/silhouette.jpg

gothicangel
04-03-2010, 11:08 PM
Is that the best counter argument you have?

So I used spoken grammar in an informal written arena. Big deal.

jennontheisland
04-04-2010, 12:12 AM
Oh. You were actually serious.

I wasn't.

LOL

(not about the housewife bit any way. I really do want to know when disrespect became an acceptable verb.)

cllorentson
04-04-2010, 01:19 AM
Ease up on the snark. I've checked the IP's and both that and the location of origination are different from Lady Sybilla. This is just a curious person looking for discussion.

Well....she COULD be using a public library to disquise the IP. Or she could still be someone involved with the Lady Sybilla thing, from a different location.

IP addresses aren't always the last word. And as was said before, she seems to "not care" an awful lot for someone who really doesn't have a stake in this.

(Please forgive the "stake" pun. I promise it was unintentional. Really.) :)

Soccer Mom
04-04-2010, 03:35 AM
Good heavens. She could be an alien sent from planet Zeus to corrupt us all. Or not. This whole discussion has become silly.

Locking in three...two...one...