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Batman Never Made A Mistake

Idly thinking about how I could never turn to crime. I lack the feral cunning crooks have. In other words, I’m too stupid.

So why should Batman be so smart, unlike real people?

Sooo …

Rooftop. Night. Batman watching the city.

There’s some kind of sound.

Batman turns towards it.

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Scarlett Johansson: Moron, Enemy Of Culture, Part Three

Scarlett Johansson wins defamation case against French novelist

However, the court threw out her argument that the book … “fraudulently exploited her name, her image and her celebrity” and should not be translated or made into a film, as planned. Instead of the €50,000 (£40,000) in damages Johansson claimed, the court awarded her just €2,500, plus €2,500 in legal costs, saying she had already talked about her private life in interviews.

She got just €2,500. She spends more than that on facials!

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Scarlett Johansson: Moron, Enemy Of Culture, Part Two

Scarlett Johansson wins case against bestselling French novelist

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Scarlett Johansson Murdering Writers With A Flick Of Her Fucking Fingers

Previously here:

Scarlett Johansson: Moron, Enemy Of Culture

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Scarlett Johansson: Moron, Enemy Of Culture

Scarlett Johansson sues author of novel that ‘stole her image’

Scarlett Johansson is suing for €50,000 (£41,000) in damages the author and publisher of a novel that features a character who closely resembles her.

The American actress claims that La Première Chose qu’On Regarde (The First Thing We Look At) violates her privacy and constitutes a “fraudulent and illicit use of her name, her fame and her image” for commercial gain – allegations the book’s publisher has dismissed as “crazy”.

According to Vincent Toledano, the 28-year old actress’s lawyer, the bestselling work by Grégoire Delacourt, published in March last year, also contains “defamatory claims about her private life”.

I really like the work that Scarlett Johansson does. Just her voice alone in the movie Her was brilliant.

But this lawsuit shows that she has zero understanding of creative rights, a greed beyond bounds, and is destined to be a transient footnote in what could have otherwise been a lasting career.

Because she is a rank amateur at heart.

What’s the difference between a shitty little child amateur and an adult professional who lasts?

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The People Of The Abyss

Go look. Just go look. There are no words I can add.

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The Circle Jerk Of Typing Monkeys

Writer’s Cafe Kboards, Unethical Marketing Practices and Authors Behaving Badly, Part 1

If you are a bad writer — and most of these people are — then, the only way you can get anyone to read your work is through aggressive self-promotion.

Writer’s Cafe Kboards, Unethical Marketing Practices and Authors Behaving Badly, Part 2

And there are other names that come up, again and again, with similar tales of making it to the top simply by “word of mouth,” or entirely on their work’s own merit, for example, but when you do a little tiny bit of investigation you find this is the furthest thing from the truth.

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The “Shit Volcano” Will End

A lot of words spilled in two posts:

Slushy Glut Slog: Why The Self-Publishing Shit Volcano Is A Problem — which the people who are the problem will never think they’re the problem.

Why the self-publishing shit volcano isn’t going to stop erupting any time soon — which the people who are the problem will never read to the end because they can’t understand it.

The glut is something I’ve raised in past posts that I am now too damn lazy to look up because fuck it.

But I do want to go on record — again, because I’ve done it before but only on Twitter — about how I see the “shit volcano” ending.

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Quantify This: Fuck You

Scientists find secret to writing a best-selling novel: Computer scientists have developed an algorithm which can predict with 84 per cent accuracy whether a book will be a commercial success — and the secret is to avoid cliches and excessive use of verbs

What’s behind the future of hit movies? An algorithm

What happens when the screenplay of the book that was successful passing through the first algorithm is sent through the second algorithm?

Fuck you is what.

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Writers: Just Write, Period.

What I thought I wanted versus what I really wanted

My biggest mistake was not choosing to write the stories that fascinate me the most either emotionally or intellectually.

Just write.

It’s not your job to wonder if your work can be sold.

There are people called marketers who do that job.

And what if you’re self-publishing?

Your job is still just to write.

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