8.28.2005

Miss Snark is glad her sense of humor survived the vacation

From Miss Snark's email box



Dear Whom so ever:

I see you quoting large pieces of someone's manuscripts on your blog. I think you are not an agent because you surely know that to copy someone's work is a violation of their copyright. If you ever post anything that I write on your stinking little blog I'l; hang your ass out to dry. Got it.

Personally I think you are a wannabe writer who is trying very hard to be what you are not. Stop!! You are not funny and are not believable.

(name redacted)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Busted!

Just goes to show, there's no business too small that someone can't resist sticking their nose into in.

Obviously, redacted missed your request that submitters give permission to reproduce their work on your site.

Anders said...

What a psycho. For what it's worth, I follow Ms. Snark obsessively.

Gina Black said...

FWIW, I generally find my sense of humor revived after a vacation.

I see this person as someone who Isn't Very Nice. It's usually best to ignore people like that.

What you have been doing here is very helpful. I appreciate it, truly.

Kayla said...

I don't see anyone else wailing about "violation[s] of copyright," do you?

Miss Snark said...

I'm pretty sure this was meant as a joke.
If it wasn't, I'm still laughing.
I mean, rilly now.
I love the idea of suing for damages for copyright violation for a blog...given the VAST amount of money at stake!

Rock on!

Carol B. said...

It's probably one of those writers who doesn't read half the info or do research before sending in a letter that starts Dear Agent:...

Pam said...

Someone has a little too much fiber in their diet.

Bernita said...

Looks like someone wants to see if Miss Snark walks funny with one leg longer than the other.
If not, he should FOAD.

Kathie said...

Wow, someone needs a massage and some aroma-therapy...

Anonymous said...

Cowardice -- pure cowardice.

Besides, we all know that Miss Snark is REALLY a talent scout for the next reality show. You know, the one where 6 aspiring authors and one agent are stuck on a tropical island with one typewriter, one phone, and one bottle of gin...

Gabriele C. said...

Kathie, a new brain might help, too.

Too bad I found this blog so late not even the time difference made it still Sunday in the US. I've added Mrs. Snark to my blogroll - won't want to miss the next chance. ;)

And I promise never to start a novel with a letter.

Anonymous said...

I don't. Hey Miss Snark, I missed your roll call... and most likely you'll miss this minor querulous query. So if it's hysterical, er historical (okay, set during MY childhood, and thinking that would give anyone the screaming mimis)fiction, and the letters are short and sweet, reflective of the chapter as well as the time period (Vietnam War) and introduces an absent character (for this novel), You would reject it out of hand (I know many feel the same way, and I don't have the intention of querying you), or is this more of a warning flag, that it'd better be stellar and not hamper story and voice?

Enquiring minds want to know so badly, I may very well ask higher up, because I doubt if you'll lower yourself (get it, get it) all the way to the lower Crapometer.

BTW. LOVE your blog. One of my ambitions is calligraphing and illustrating the Hunting of the Snark.

Laraqua said...

All I can say is WOW that person is narky. And hurtful. There has been nothing you've said that's as mean as that. Not even close.