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ladies and gentlemen, we have our own Lori Jareo - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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ladies and gentlemen, we have our own Lori Jareo
Some of you may recall a mere two years ago this month, a twit by the name of Lori Jareo, who published her unauthorized Star Wars fanfic through a publisher that had distribution on Amazon.com.

Many of you were no doubt thinking, "Hey, how come SW gets all the asshats who don't understand copyright violation? Where's the love for Trekkie asshats?"

Worry not, fellow Trekkers! We have our own case of rectal haberdashery, and his name is Austin P. Torney, and his book is called Star Trek: The Death Wave.

We'll see if CBS/Paramount is as fast to C&D this as Lucas was two years ago. The folks at CreateSpace really should've known better........

(Thanks to daytonward for the headsup.)

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abigailb From: abigailb Date: April 7th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
My god, look at that cover!
troll_bridge From: troll_bridge Date: April 7th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
My God... Look at the content!
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shatna From: shatna Date: April 7th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh god, the summary of this "book" is hilariously deranged.

"An original screenplay/novelette that answers the question of how the warlike Klingons of Captain Kirk's era came to their end and were replaced by the somewhat friendlier Klingons of the new generation; however, this story does not dwell much upon the Klingons, but upon Kirk's forced retirement at age 65 and his return from it through a war for the galaxy in which he must become the ultimate chess master."

Is there such a thing as a Fanfic Fanboy Badplot Randomizer? 'Cause that would explain a lot.
nahtmmm From: nahtmmm Date: April 7th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, there is.

klingonguy From: klingonguy Date: April 7th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
We'll see if CBS/Paramount is as fast to C&D this as Lucas was two years ago.

I hope not. I need my copy for the KLI's archive.
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ronny_corral From: ronny_corral Date: April 7th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah but if i buy it amazon will also give me a deal on forged in fire...

oh wait, i've already read that, never mind. :)

wow, that's like the worst cover i've ever seen. i'm at work so i can't really be reading the thing so hopefully it will be gone by the time i get home so i'm not tempted, just the first paged seemed extremely weak.
rainfletcher From: rainfletcher Date: April 7th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rachel is reading this aloud as I type.

This is some of the best comedy ever.

I'm dying.

ETA: OMG, lobster metaphor!


Edited at 2008-04-07 05:08 pm (UTC)
bodacioussylph From: bodacioussylph Date: April 7th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow.

Y'know, if I were James T. Kirk, and I was having sex with Yeoman Rand, I'd call her Janice. Not Ms. Rand (and, once, Miss Rand).

High, high comedy.
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daytonward From: daytonward Date: April 7th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Having read some of the book's innards, the cynical part of my brain is wondering if this isn't a big put-on of some sort. Nothing to base this on, of course....just wondering aloud.
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tehsp0rk From: tehsp0rk Date: April 7th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ye gods, if someone was going to violate copyright and publish fic, couldn't it at least be GOOD fic? I just took a peek at the text and it looks like it was written/drawn by a schizophrenic ape with a fondness for rainbows.

Also, I now plan to make an effort to use the phrase "rectal haberdashery" at least once a day.

I was kinda hoping that Kirk/Rand thing would turn into a sex scene so I could've posted this over at weepingcock...
kradical From: kradical Date: April 7th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, I now plan to make an effort to use the phrase "rectal haberdashery" at least once a day.

We're pretty sure terri_osborne coined that particular phrase, just to give credit where it's due.....
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daytonward From: daytonward Date: April 7th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I only found out about The Death Wave because it popped up in the "Customers who bought...also bought this" section of the book I was ordering.

I shoulda known you'd have all the 411 on this stuff.
infiniteviking From: infiniteviking Date: April 7th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
*reads some and fumbles for the back button*

Good lord.
xnamkrad From: xnamkrad Date: April 7th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was just wondering - what are the saucers from Plan 9 From Outer Space doing on the cover?

Read the excerpt - seriously, my 9 year daughter writes better than that.
man_of_the_west From: man_of_the_west Date: April 8th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
>I was just wondering - what are the saucers from Plan 9 From Outer Space doing on the cover?

Not to mention the ENTERPRISE from the Series of the same name....set about 150 years BEFORE the Time of Kirk

>Read the excerpt - seriously, my 9 year daughter writes better than that.

Indeed!!

I'd like to think that my own Writing Skills, Limited though they are, are still MUCH better than that Crap

Merely out of 'Morbid Curiousity', I just Checked the Store that Caters for us Fans here, and so far, they don't have it

Doesn't mean to say that they won't, though, as I've gotten Un-Authorised stuff from them before

lyonessnyc From: lyonessnyc Date: April 7th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ummmm...wow. That cover makes the shop look like it's begging for it up the backside.

I glanced inside the text, and saw that my description just might be apt.

Wow. I've rejected *slushpile* stuff that was far better than that crap. Ugh. Bleah!
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nahtmmm From: nahtmmm Date: April 7th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Death Wave: Wave Of DEATH!

Ooooo, "Death Wave". Dramatic! And a really weird mental image!
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