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hmsbackstroker in twilight_sucks

First she invades my music...

I should just hole myself up in solitary confinement or something. This woman is EVERYWHERE. I just bought the third book in the Immortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of Glass. And what's on the front of it? A QUOTE FROM SMEYER. A stupid one at that.

She says:
"The Mortal Instruments series is a story I would love to live in. Beautiful!"

EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO BARF AT HER 12 YEAR OLD THOUGHT PROCESS.

And it gets worse.


The New York Post, February 7, 2009

"Like “Twilight,” vampires and werewolves populate The Mortal Instruments’s fantasy world, but the trilogy - which wraps up with the March 24 release of “City of Glass” - is chiefly concerned with more heavenly matters: the nephilim, humans with angel blood in their veins. The series follows 15-year-old Brooklyn girl Clary Fray’s whirlwind introduction to the world of Shadowhunters, nephilim warriors who protect oblivious humans from dangers presented by vamps, werewolves and other kinds of baddies. If you thought that human Bella and vampire Edward’s relationship was fraught with issues, imagine how much more traumatic it is for Clary to find out that the guy she’s in love with might just be..."


Has anyone else ever read this series? It's FABULOUS and kicks the crap out of Twilight. It makes me SO upset to see it being compared to Twilight.

Comments

I read some of her fanfiction back in the day and really she was never that good.
Mediocre at best and though some view her constant uses of pop culture references as awwwright you have to remember: they were CONSTANT.

She can't write dialogue in any way that differentiates on character from another. Speech patterns are important in a novel! If everyone speaks exactly the same was you can't tell who is talking >_>;;; But she, being she, does not work on this. Instead she 'borrows' dialogue from other sources which makes it worse in some cases >_o

Then there are the ACTUAL issue of plagiarism. She plagiarized a whole passage in one fic without giving credit and it's already been proven some of THAT VERY FIC has made it into the MI series. I am not trusting this one, especially as she never apologized for the plagiarism in the first place.

And I have a bit to say to Isaacsapphire:

Plagiarism of plagiarism is still plagiarism. Period.


Cassie did some good stuff early on, like Something To Get Upset About, but she and SM are BOTH plagiarists, no doubt in my mind. FAP even pulled Cassie's stuff, and if SM didn't actually copy ideas from Night World, I'll be shocked.

Plus Cassie is responsible for the non-canon, leather pants wearing, misunderstood Draco, which many parts of the fandom now accept as more real than canon Draco, and I can't forgive her for that.