Thursday, July 8, 2010

Literary Sins

After the holiday weekend, the slush pile looked pretty intimidating, but it's back down to zero! Hallelujah.

Speaking of which, I received a reply from an author I emailed a rejection to 15 days ago. I sent a simple, polite form rejection since I didn't request his work or anything, and this is what he replied:

"Forgive the literary agents, Father! They don't know what they're doing."

Wow. I had no idea I was communing with the messiah of authors. If only he had signed his query "Sincerely, Jesus" I would've requested his manuscript.


Shelley Watters July 8, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

Congrats on reducing the pile of slush to zero!

That's sad that some frustrated authors have to be so rude!


Myrna Foster July 8, 2010 at 9:28 PM  

Aren't you glad you dodged THAT bullet?

St. Catharines, Ontario July 8, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

Government Funding / Research Scandal

Visit the website that the Canadian House of Commons and numerous Universities across North America have as well.
It's an ingenious form of white collar crime:

PHD credentials / contacts, an expendable family, participation of a dubious core of established professionals, Unaudited Government agency funding ), identity protected by Privacy Commissioner Office of Canada, (Jennifer Stoddart), unlimited funding (under the guise of research grants), PHD individuals linked with the patient (deter liability issues), patient diagnosed with mental illness (hospital committed events = no legal lawyer access/rights), cooperation of local University and police (resources and security); note the Director of Brock Campus Security.

This all adds up to a personal ATM; at the expense of Canadian Taxpayers!
"convinced" to be taken to St. Catharines General hospital (2001) and conveniently diagnosed with a "mental illness" (hint: Hallucination type; "forced" to consume "prescribed"
corresponding medication for "cognitive" purposes )
**The Psych convinces the patients fragmented family, 70 yr old mother, 10 yr old nephew and his divorced sister (who rented across the incredibly beautiful home of Marianne Edwards ( ex-Brock instructor ) and her husband (lawyer)), to move in together. They comply and obey to the "Doctor's" credentials, contacts, and financial gifts.
"Where" and "How" have the participants been receiving their (lavish?) incomes from the past 8 years? Government Agencies like Click here: (annual
grants up to 500 k ) ?
The link above takes you directly to one of their research teams. Lisa Root, ironically, met with me during the 2001 incident as a C.A.M.H. employee, who I was "encouraged" to meet.

Medicine Gone Bad


Kristin Miller July 8, 2010 at 10:34 PM  

Oh my goodness, hahahaaaa!! Missed opportunity there with the signature. XD

WV: foxyl - I'm thinking it's short for foxy lady: YOU! :D

Giles Hash July 9, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

Umm...Really? Forgive them? I've received a couple of rejections, and it's just part of the process. Yes, I've thought about what it would be like to ask why I got the rejection, but a rejection means communication must stop...until I have another project to submit.

I've never felt WRONGED by an agent. There's nothing to forgive.

Some people, eh?

Gary Corby July 10, 2010 at 2:13 AM  

Is that the standard phrase in US Bibles? "They know not what they do," is more active and therefore better than, "They don't know what they're doing."

Jude July 13, 2010 at 12:45 PM  

Gary, the standard in the US is also "They know not what they do." The silly author couldn't even get his insult right.

And Giles, I totally agree: SOME PEOPLE!

Meredith Barnes July 13, 2010 at 2:01 PM  

Not only is he flagrantly impersonating JESUS, he's MISQUOTING Him!?!?!?!