This is the SECOND post I’ve written on this whole Story Siren/plagiarism situation… The first contained too many inappropriate words to actually be taken seriously. And at THIS point- I’m as serious as a freaking heart attack.
You see, I may have promised my husband that I wouldn’t get “involved” in this ridiculous debacle of stupidity.
I have several ISSUES to cover today, and I’ll try to be quick because I have a HEADACHE and we surely have better things to do than read ANOTHER Story Siren post. That being said, you may be asking yourself WHY am I bothering to write about it at all? If I know about it, then SURELY everyone does. Because I think people need to know where I stand on this issue.
If by chance you DON’T know what I’m talking about, then you can read an awesome rundown of the situation at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (look mom!! I can LINK to another blogger’s site ALL BY MYSELF), more at Smexy Books AND even moooore at Dear Author.
Now, HERE’S what pisses me off about this ENTIRE situation:
Besides the fact that Kristi blatantly plagiarized SEVERAL other blogger’s posts, AND tried to keep it quiet… I know right? Are you JOKING???
What KILLS ME… I mean what completely DRIVES me to the point of “straight jacket and it’s time to call the Charter bus” is ALL of the people that have made “poor little Kristi” out to be the VICTIM. This is COMPLETELY and utterly UNFATHOMABLE to me.
I don’t know The Story Siren, I’ve never even been a regular visitor to her blog. So I can’t say much about her actual character. I know that many many blogger’s “looked up” to her, so I feel badly for them having lost a role model. But how far are her so called ‘friends’ going to take this?
What if it was YOU that she or anyone else took content from? OR ME? OR ANYONE?!
People are using words like “crucify” and “assassination” are you EFFING KIDDING ME???? So she’s Jesus now? Or freaking Julius Caesar? They are even going so far as to KISS HER @ss and tell her how BRAVE SHE IS! WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!
I mean… WHAT?!?! Brave for WHAT exactly? Owning up to what she did? Dude. My freaking FOUR year old has bigger balls than she does on any given SECOND of the DAY. And my FOUR YEAR OLD ALSO has more common sense, because SHE knows that LYING AND STEALING is WRONG.
I certainly won’t sit here and tell you that Kristi is the hero because she had the courage to apologize? Um… no. No, I don’t think so. I’d rather stick red hot pokers in my eyes, but thanks.
Bottom line- her own actions speak louder than anything I could ever say.
Now, a few bloggers who managed to be MUCH more eloquent than I did on this subject:
My Thoughts…yes, I had to put in my two cents…
Dark Faerie Tales
Drama, Double Standards and Deception…A Bloggers Plagiarism Manifesto!
… and about 900 other posts, but I liked theirs the best!! So what are your thoughts?
***Edited at 5:30pm – 4/27/2012***
One more thing my lovelies, B from Beautifully Invisible left a comment here on the Bookish Brunette with some AWESOME freaking links!!! Check them out!!! I’m SERIOUSLY… just SICK. Ugh!
For those that still are unsure of all the deals (who she plagiarised and exactly how much) you can read this, it should give you a good rundown.
http://www.beautifully-invisible.com/2012/04/a-tale-of-plagiarism-continued-clarification-of-the-story-sirens-clarification.htmlAnd this one if you want to see all of the actual screencaps: