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28 August 2017 @ 09:27 pm
Choose redemption, your happy ending's up to you.  
++ Kesha's new album, Rainbow, is honestly such a beautiful experience in every way possible. It isn't just emotionally raw, it is also uplifting and powerful and empowering and just so much fun, too. The positive vibe and message throughout is so encouraging and heartfelt, you can't help but feel good after listening to you and even feel for her, knowing that she is singing from the bottom of her very soul. For everything she's been through, this album represents her rebirth and growing stronger by moving forward, and I love and appreciate it so much. Kesha experiments with different songs and genres, her powerful vocals present in every track, and you can tell that every single song was a labor of love and she is just having fun recording them. It is both different but still authentic to who she has always been in her music, just without the restrictions she was placed on before. I'm so happy and proud of her, that she is able to finally release the music that she's been wanting to create for a long time, and she deserves all the support for this album that she poured her entire heart and soul into. I love you, Kesha. ❤

++ So, since I've been kind of talking lately about merchandising for some fandoms that have been or should be in need of a resurgence, I just discovered that the NBC store still has some BSG merch available. I don't know how long they've been in stock but some are pretty new to me since the last time I checked the site, especially the shirts. Definitely bookmarking this for later.

++ I have been so enraptured by this book publishing drama that occurred last week, which continues to keep going with the more things are exposed. This is honestly so fascinating and probably the most entertaining and intriguing drama that has happened in a long time, better than most fandom wanks in recent years. Just everything surrounding it and what continues to come out from the scam is just so unbelievably juicy, and I'm living for it. But it also has gotten me so curious about other drama or scandals that have happened in the world of publishing.
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Kesha - Learn To Let Go
Profiterole_profiterole_ on August 29th, 2017 12:52 pm (UTC)
Wow, I had never heard of the book itself nor the drama surrounding it, but that is impressive (in a very bad way).
Renée: Kahlan. Facepalm.rogueslayer452 on August 30th, 2017 02:01 am (UTC)
It's just so amusing and baffling all at the same time, it reminds me so much of the fandom wanks of old. I'm impressed with the major Internet sleuthing to expose this scam, just reading up on the whole thing is a wild ride.
katiereys on August 29th, 2017 07:45 pm (UTC)
Omg I've been following this book drama too and it's been such amazing investigative reporting. Also when social media is used for good things too. I love how the author is playing the victim all this. Like, she's saying she needed to cheat the system because it doesn't promote up and coming novelists and "real stories". When this very scandal knocked off the #1 book that rightly deserves the spotlight.

Also the fact that the writing is not very good at all has been a source of glee for some people (aka me). I've been enjoying this read-through so far.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 30th, 2017 06:13 am (UTC)
I love how the author is playing the victim all this. Like, she's saying she needed to cheat the system because it doesn't promote up and coming novelists and "real stories".

I saw somewhere that someone called this the epitome of white privilege, and that is so true. She thought she could cheat the system and get away with it, and when she was caught she cries and plays victim claiming that she is being mistreated by the YA community and that this is discriminatory for new writers. Like, please. Stop embarrassing yourself further.

I'm glad that The Hate U Give was reinstated at the top slot after being bumped off due to this scam being exposed. I haven't read it, but after reading what the story is about it is way more deserving of getting noticed considering its content and message.

Also the fact that the writing is not very good at all has been a source of glee for some people (aka me). I've been enjoying this read-through so far.

I've only read one small excerpt from it (where the main character is describing herself) and it just so horrible. I'm happy that others are doing us a good favor and sporking the book for the rest of our enjoyment.
R.nemophilist on August 30th, 2017 07:22 am (UTC)

Oh gosh, the publishing scandal is mad!

Renéerogueslayer452 on August 30th, 2017 07:48 am (UTC)
It's just so wild. It's both bewildering but also entertaining at the same time.
💋: battle symphonymaybe on August 30th, 2017 05:09 pm (UTC)
oh my gosh, I didn't know about this book drama, but that is insane.
Renée: Kahlan. Facepalm.rogueslayer452 on August 30th, 2017 10:37 pm (UTC)
IKR? It's just so baffling, yet hilarious and entertaining at the same time.
amy: Stock: dogs love tunesamyofaquitaine on August 30th, 2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
Totally agree about Kesha's new album. I finally got around to listening to it yesterday and it's just sublime. Definitely my fave of the year. SO GLAD she's able to make music again.
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on August 30th, 2017 10:13 pm (UTC)
Seriously, I'm so happy for her. I know that her legal battles aren't necessarily done yet, but she seems to be in a better place. I hope she wins all the awards for this album, because she absolutely deserves it. ❤ ❤ ❤
Chelsea: TVD → Damonsictransits on August 31st, 2017 12:19 am (UTC)
I do really like Kesha's new album. Her voice is amazing which I already knew from seeing her live, but now everyone knows.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 31st, 2017 05:08 am (UTC)
It's really sad that almost nobody really knew how talented she truly is, but it's understandable since she was pretty much placed into the autotuned party girl image that her label/abuser restricted her to be without much of her creative input. If people were just going by her radio hits and not by her unreleased music or deconstruction songs, they wouldn't know how fucking amazing she is vocally. But now I'm so happy that people are seeing this side of her, finally, after all these years. I'm so proud of her. ❤
goldenusagigoldenusagi on September 1st, 2017 09:49 am (UTC)
Man, this book drama has been something else. Just, who DOES that? The fact that the book is hilariously bad just makes it so much better.
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 2nd, 2017 03:52 am (UTC)
The whole thing is just so bizarre. But it truly reminds me of the early days of fandom wank, because the further you get into the whole kerfuffle the stranger and more ridiculous the entire scandal becomes. All because this woman wanted to get a movie deal and star in it. Just, lol.
haebin: losing myselfhaebin on September 1st, 2017 05:23 pm (UTC)
I had absolutely NO IDEA that there is a book drama going on. O_O
Damn, those times - or I live behind a rock, lmao.
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 2nd, 2017 04:04 am (UTC)
I wouldn't have known myself had it not been for the places I frequent, and being among fandom it is hard to not see people referring these kinds of bizarre happenings from other parts of fandom. I'm not in the YA community, but this being something so ridiculous and wild in itself just from the Internet sleuthing alone it was enough to attract attention.

I do miss these kinds of fandom kerfuffles, though. Ones that are so bizarre that you're both baffled and entertained by how on earth they could even be real.
giallarhorn: myka beringgiallarhorn on September 3rd, 2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the YA world seems to have been absolutely embroiled with that drama? It feels like such a weird caper heist gone wrong, because you'd think the people behind it would know getting on the NYT list would cause a splash?
Renée: Kahlan. Facepalm.rogueslayer452 on September 3rd, 2017 05:47 pm (UTC)
I'm not part of the YA book community so I'm not familiar with these kinds of dramas that often go on in that world, but this has gotten me incredibly curious about the other past dramas and controversies that occurred in the past.

And you'd think, right? Perhaps they thought either a.) nobody would notice and they wouldn't get caught and this would be a piece of cake, or b.) this controversy/drama would hype up the book even more, because any publicity is good publicity and people love ~drama surrounding things so this would get it for sure noticed. But it obviously didn't go the way they planned it, and any chances of this woman getting a movie deal has gone out the window due to it being a scam, and this will no doubt not get her any more deals in the future because it's been exposed as such. IDK, IDK, but it's all very baffling and amusing at the same time.

Like, this whole thing was just one huge bizarre unraveling of ridiculousness. The scam itself was bad enough, but everything else surrounding it is what makes it so entertaining.
giallarhorn: mushishigiallarhorn on September 6th, 2017 02:43 pm (UTC)
Afaik from having friends of friends who work in that area, it tends to circle a lot around if one series knocks the other down a peg on the NYT list? Other than that, I don't know if there's been anything quite like this.

I could see the any publicity is good publicity, but...idk, it just seems like a very poorly thought out plan? If they're going to throw actual money at it (assuming they are, cause books orders cost money still) you'd think they have been more careful with it instead of...this.