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Irony illustrated

Irony: incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (from Merriam-Webster Online)

What is irony? How about this?

A literary author (writing under a pseudonym) is paid buckets o' money for an unfinished post-apocalyptic vampire trilogy (not even the first book is finished).

OK, the spec fic folks (not counting JK Rowling and Stephen King, who are each pretty much their own genre) are crying for some respect, and some real money, while the literary writer who (presumably) already has the respect writes what is plainly a spec fic novel and gets 3.75 million for it. So when he wanted big money, he went with spec fic?

Now that's irony.


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miladyinsanity
Aug. 19th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
FWIW, apparently it's what his daughter suggested he write.
karen_w_newton
Aug. 19th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
Really? How interesting. I wonder if he'll give her a commission?
miladyinsanity
Aug. 20th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
A nice addition to her college fund would be really nice.
karen_w_newton
Aug. 20th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
You're thinking college fund because you're off to college! She might be older and thinking convertible or even condo. Congratulations on getting into your first choice school, BTW. Best of luck!
miladyinsanity
Aug. 20th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Well, weren't you thinking that too since your daughter's just off to college herself? LOL.

Thanks! I'll need it. :)
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