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There is somehow a Surprise New Gender Swap Twilight Book, and I have been livetweeting it on my secondary twitter at a snail's pace all day long (I keep getting caught up in comparing the versions, which will surprise no one who reads the Hannibal recaps). Yes: Beaufort Swan and Edythe Cullen. My right hand to God.

Speaking of which, bonus Storify: That time I decided Edward was a disappointing son that Hannibal kicked out.

(ahhhhh I was getting done with the "Contorno" recap, daaaaamn youuuuuu)

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As an aside, because this whole thing is bringing back one of the things that annoyed me about the Twilight reporting/blogging back in the day, thank you for actually making a point from the very beginning to spell 'Stephenie Meyer' properly.

Heh. You know, I think people forget that names are a human construct. It's not like "proper spellings" are natural phenomena we just found in the wild. If she wants to spell it Stephenie (isn't it derived from her father's name specifically?), I don't see how that's less valid than Stephanie or Stéphanie or Stefanie or Štefánia or whatever spelling from whichever culture. Names are things people made up.

I'm sure there's an element of "lol she's such a bad writer she can't even spell her own name" to some of it, but I think mostly it's flat-out laziness. 'Why do I actually have to pay attention to the things I'm talking about? Close enough! Who cares about some stupid writer who writes stupid books, right?' And almost all of the references I'm seeing this time around to 'Stephanie Meyers' are from actual professional news sources, which just sums up everything that's wrong with the news now.

(PS: There is a Lauren in one of the novels that lives in my head and may never actually see paper! She's kind of irritable, on account of being able to see ghosts and constantly getting roped into doing favors for them, but she's a nice person!)

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