katherineapplegate1022 karma2011-04-28 18:54:01 UTC
So sorry to get you into writing. What a horrible thing to inflict on you. Should have just sold you crack.
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katherineapplegate722 karma2011-04-28 19:41:55 UTC
No, it died a painful (and not very slow) death.
Uh, here's the thing. We authors congregate at the same venues sometimes (book festivals, strip clubs). So I have to consider the possibility that Stephanie Meyer and I will be downing Jello shots together at some point, and she'll be asking me why I said that shit about her on Reddit.
katherineapplegate683 karma2011-04-28 18:48:45 UTC
Since you ask. Shameless Sel-Promotion, please God don't downvote me! ANIMORPHS is coming out with new (lenticular? Um... what?) covers. And I'm going to be at LA Times book fest on Saturday, April 30. Noon. At the Diesel Books booth. Don't hate me for prom-ing.
katherineapplegate669 karma2011-04-28 20:44:38 UTC
JK Rowling? Who is this Rowling of which you speak?
To you, KeeperofTerris, and to all the crazy, obsessed fans, if I may be allowed a moment of sincerity: we love you guys and girls. As a writer nothing is cooler than thinking you had some kind of long-term impact. It's humbling which I know sounds like a bullshit thing to say, but it is because Michael and I look at each other and we know we're just these two idiots, and we know there's no reason anyone should take us seriously.
So when the reaction started coming in we were like, "Oh, my God, they think we're grown-ups." Kind of disturbing in a way.
And for 15 years the hardcore fans have kept it all alive, kept writing and drawing, and best of all felt things they might not otherwise have felt, and thought things they might not otherwise have felt, and the effect went both ways. You guys affected us as much as we did you.
katherineapplegate494 karma2011-04-28 19:27:47 UTC
That is, to me, the ultimate compliment.
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