April 20, 2010

Oh, the Mendacity!

The more I look into the theft of intellectual property perpetrated by the "Queen of Romance" at - not KristieJ's - Ramblings on Romance, the more pissed off I get. After posting once to AAR's News blog, then emailing the "Queen" "Bimbo" herself, I posted my email on the AAR News blog. And then I investigated a bit further and discovered she pretty much "borrowed" the sensuality ratings system I set up over a decade ago...and called it her "personal" system (hers and AAR's). And then, just for fun, I searched and found a review she "borrowed" from me as well.

I then attached side-by-side comparisons of both the ratings and the review to Blythe and Lynn in an email...the review, btw, is for Marjorie Liu's The Wild Road (hers and mine). By doing so TPTB at AAR now have proof of her ethical lapse in case it is needed - ie, if she tries to weezle-shit out of it. I thought about posting the proof here as well, but it's not my place to do so. And yet, if anyone cares to see them, I guess I can always email the two comparison pages.

I think it's time to go do something physical as I need to blow off the steam that's pouring from the top of my head.

P.S. Lynn emailed me back and I read her original blog entry more closely...the "personal" ratings system used by the Bimbo of Romance was referenced in Lynn's blogging. Indeed, the Bimbo subsequently went back and retroactively credited AAR. What remains unfortunate is that the reviews she also "borrowed" feature AAR's grades...and the same AAR sensuality ratings. Gee, it's almost as though she basically lifted them and changed a few words to avoid getting caught. Say it ain't so!


1 comment:

Donna Lea Simpson said...

Doesn't this just suck? How anyone can justify it boggles the mind... oh wait, she hasn't bothered to try to justify it yet, has she?