Weâ€™ve seen it all, vampires in forbidden love affairs (with mortals), vampires getting married (to each other, and mortals), vampires on honeymoons (doinâ€™s it â€œmortal styleâ€ as it were), vampires having babies (biting mom on the way out?).
And now you can read you can all read it all in the fourth installment of Stephenie Meyerâ€™s best-selling “Twilight” series, Breaking Dawn, which has spawned hordes of fans and a movie franchise. However, according to a little-known author named Jordan Scott, you may have read it all before. Scott, who is a California college student, claims that Meyerâ€™s vampire romance scenes were actually lifted from her 2006 novel, The Nocturne.
Scott’s lawyer, J. Craig Williams, a partner at Sedgwick, Moran, Detert & Arnold, sent a cease-and-desist letter to Meyer’s publisher, the Hachette Book Group, this week claiming Meyer plagiarized parts of Scott’s book.
Yeah, yeah, I knew you knew that, but apparently it is Harlequin’s 60th anniversary, and ABC’s Nightline did a report about the company that featured a cover shoot of one of her books, One Good Man. The interview is with Gina Showalter and features romance passages read by Paul Rudd, Seth Rogan, Cheryl Hines, George Will, Nascar driver Carl Edwards, and Wolfgang Puck.
The Video (which is also up on Youtube), can be seen here.
The server glitched again today and for a brief time went “on walkabout” as the term goes.
At the core of the issue seemed to be a corruption of the yum database. It’s like if your Windows machine were doing a Windows Update and it didn’t know which files needed to be updated, and/or where to look remotely for a list of files that might be newer. Not the core operating system files, but important because the files keep everything uptodate. Literally, that’s one of the processes, only it’s spelled all Leet like, up2date.
That seemed to be the initial problem on our server going down the other day, and glitching again today. The original problem never did get fixed, it seems. It is now.