Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I'm bad I know. When I saw Firedrake's Weyr had tarted up their website some I had to look for one thing. As I was, evil snarkling that I am, very amused to see that in their initial guidelines the misspelled the name of Anne McCaffrey (who coined the term 'weyr') as Anne McCafferty. They now misspell it Anne McCaffery. Third time lucky?
In the news I see a couple have been denied access to the great British bus service because the gal likes to be walked on a leash [pictured]. On a personal level seeing a 19 year old girl in a leash is on my list of oh-please-don't above muffin tops but below old ladies who let their dogs lick their open mouths. But I think the bus driver is being a leetle disingenuous in suggesting the leash is a safety issue because "other passengers could be put at risk if the bus braked sharply". But I kinda like where the goth guy says he "does everything" for his 'pet' girlfriend, because "You wouldn't expect your cat or dog to do the washing up or cleaning round the house."
I wonder if we are entering a new age of truth in epublisher names? Ocean's Mist has evaporated away without a trace, after all. And now we have an art trading site setting up as an epublisher, going by the astounding name of "Whiffy Skunk". Their professionalism may be showing in statements such as: "The copyright of any work entered in its original format remains the property of the author at all times but the copyright of the Whiffyskunk.com published and edited manuscript will remain the property of Whiffyskunk.com, with all relevant copyright restrictions attached." WTF?