Just Wait (For the PDF)

Posted: September 26, 2010 in Publishing wank, Twanks
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We knew this one was going to come eventually. For months, InstantKarmaGirl‘s sadomasochistic epic, Just Wait has been the center of controversy. With such gratuitously exploited themes as diabetes, child sexual abuse, religious fanaticism, gang rape, sexual promiscuity, child neglect, drug abuse, depression, self mutilation, and more recently, mental handicaps (we could go on and on), the uproar has been understandably intense.

It must really suck ball to be IKG right now.

With all of this contention and misplaced popularity, it’s no surprise that she has big plans to revisit this (alleged) heap of crap and market it as something worthy of being purchased.

First, JW is being published in a series of books. I know some people will be shocked and horrified and have nothing but negative things to say, while others will be happy and supportive. Both are valid reactions. I’m sure Twitter will be abuzz…

Shocked? No. Horrified? Let’s not flatter ourselves. Nothing but negative things to say? Yeah, you really hit the ball into our court with this, we must admit.

And it wouldn’t be a full-on twankfest until IKG announces her plans to pull the story in October (All of us here at Twankhard are oh so very mournful).

While IKG and Just Wait are easy targets, we thought we might take some time to look into the “publishers” of this “story.” Isn’t the owner of any profit-making endeavor responsible for the quality of their product? Or maybe even the moral dilemma of knowing for a fact that the only individuals who’ll be purchasing this “series” are IKG’s longtime fandom supporters. That wouldn’t be taking advantage of them at all. Not for the gain of a third party. No. Nor would they have to deal with consequences of knowing that the use of SM’s characters in the fanfiction incarnation is the only contribution that might make the series profitable in the first place.

Taken from the TWCS Publishing House website:

Authors need an original idea. We discourage copying and pasting from a FanFiction story.  Meaning, taking out aspects from within other fictional works and/or Fandoms and replacing them with different names, places, etc. Remember you first audience is your original FanFiction readers, and they will want to read new works rather than recycled ones.

They can’t be completely moronic, since they publicly recognize the crookedness of transforming fanfiction into something masquerading as original fiction. But then it seems as though they’re participating in the very thievery they denounce, so I suppose we can add the “hypocrisy” tag to this blog post now. Score.

The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House  is also allegedly publishing another controversial fanfiction, The Perfect Wife, which boasts such gratuitously exploited themes as incest, sexual abuse, misogyny, child abuse, rape, gang rape, drug and alcohol abuse, sex trafficking, etc etc etc etc (we see a pattern here).

According to their website:

Ebooks is a fairly new way to publish. We would like to concentrate on this area as there are not many good novels currently available in this format. We believe we can change that. We will still offer printed books, however our focus is ebooks at present. Our first books in print will be in October 2010.

So… okay, it’s not like we approached this news as legitimate “publishing” in the first place, but since they’re basically just making the most horrific Twilight fanfics in existence into PDF files and slapping a price on them, we figure it not only makes them wrongful crooked thieves, but cheap wrongful crooked thieves, amirite? The tags just keep growing and growing.

But since the author of The Perfect Wife (which we refuse to link on grounds of… being sane) had plans of seeing her name grace the cover screen of a newly minted PDF file this summer, and Twankhard has heard nothing of it’s book PDF release (and we would), we can only assume that TWCS has either gotten smart cold feet, or that they’re actually Thieving Wrongful Crooked Slackers.

The acronyms don’t lie.

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Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    SO, IDK WHO YOU ARE. BUT I KIND OF LOVE YOU. JS.

  2. sock says:

    Even more continued wank:

    Epilogue summary: This is the epilogue to Just Wait. This is for everyone who needs more closure, except for one person who should just be ashamed of her/himself. This is for the respectful readers who asked for it, not the one person who demanded it. Buzz, buzz.
    http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1822142/InstantKarmaGirl

    This is due to one twitter review lamenting 93895 chapters of torturous, detailed horrors and a last chapter of basically nothing. One, that is completely shitting on your readers by not giving any kind of closure. Two, everyone knows this is b/c she just slapped something down so she could then pull to “publish”. I guess she figures if after a million chapters this resolution wasn’t good enough for you, you will probably jump at the chance to pay for it. I can’t find the twitter review, and IKG tweets are locked.

    The fact that she wrote another epilogue WHILE USING THE SUMMARY TO BE BUTTHURT ABOUT ONE, SINGLE, SOLITARY REVIEW is amazing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Or to be that blind?

  4. Anonymous says:

    I waited to read this fic after it was complete due to all the tweets about the HF involved. Since it’s going to be pulled, I spent most of the last 3 days plowing thru, as you say, multiple exploited themes, because so many people were raving about how good a fic it was. Needless to say, when I got to the end, I was like WTF!!?? I kept reading because I was sure it would be worth it in the end, but sadly, I was very disappointed. I can’t imagine how this is going to stand as “novels”. No way in hell would I spend money on multiple books for it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe they’re actually considering publishing TPW! That is the sickest, most vile thing I’ve ever tried not to read. A person must be seriously deranged to come up with stuff like that and call in entertainment.

    It’s going to be hard to ever, EVER, take them seriously as a publishing house. I mean if I ever did to begin with!

  6. holy shit says:

    I have no idea why that fic was so popular, other than the fact there is A LOT of sheep in the fandom.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Not all of the fics being published are reworked fanfiction…just saying….

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