girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
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Ah publishing fandom wank

Thanks to Terri who pointed me to this little beauty over at Amazon where a Turkish woman reviews a fantasy novel set in, well not the Turkey she knows nor the one I visited. She points out all the factual errors that prevented her from enjoying the book due to the offensiveness of it and then the author and his sockpuppet and sockpuppet editor come past to disagree with her about her "opinions". It's awesome stuff - like you know, it's not important that the author gets the capital of Turkey wrong or in fact the ethnic identity of its population.

But it's worth reading all the comments and the discussion over at fandom wank just so that you can fully appreciate this comment by kylenne which made my day:

The only thing that's telling here is once again we have some white asshole with his ass flapping in the wind, a PoC pointing out the bare ass, and yet another white person playing 52 card pickup with the Derailing for Dummies deck rather than address the salient point that the ass is in fact naked. What the hell.

Good stuff.

I'll quote Wil Wheaton: Don't be a dick!

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