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I'm Only Qualified to Fuck Up Other People's Work [Mar. 28th, 2008|01:44 pm]
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[luvscharlie]
I find this highly amusing.

I turned in a beta test and application for Checkmated.com after finishing Book 7 (so around August 2007) and never heard a word back. Last night, I got an email saying that they would like to have my beta skills and my test and they "have decided that you would be an excellent addition to our staff."

Apparently my characterization, grammar and punctuation skills aren't good enough to write my own stories. They're only good enough to fuck up someone else's.

Hm, after careful consideration (or not) I think I will be declining that position.
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[User Picture]From: gingeraled
2008-03-28 06:07 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's really odd.
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[User Picture]From: oncelikeshari
2008-03-28 06:10 pm (UTC)
Hold on...this is the same you who was told your work couldn't be helped by a beta working with it?

You can't be handed over to a CM beta but you can BE a CM beta?

I think my head is going to explode.
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[User Picture]From: luvscharlie
2008-03-28 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's me!

Aren't you glad they're so consistent over at CM? *drips w/ sarcasm*
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[User Picture]From: ozma_katiebell
2008-03-28 06:11 pm (UTC)
Fascinating. The timing in particular.
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[User Picture]From: gingeraled
2008-03-28 06:18 pm (UTC)
*butts in* I think you're right. This makes me want to submit a fic and see what happens! *shakes head*
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[User Picture]From: modestyrabnott
2008-03-28 09:36 pm (UTC)

Now that I think about it, this happened once before, where there was anti-CM sentiment and people ended up being courted and/or converted.

Beware...assimilation complete!
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[User Picture]From: luvscharlie
2008-03-28 06:22 pm (UTC)
Isn't it though?
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[User Picture]From: ozma_katiebell
2008-03-28 06:23 pm (UTC)
Come to think of it, you ought to accept it. Betas get to self-publish, you know!

ROFL
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[User Picture]From: luvscharlie
2008-03-28 06:25 pm (UTC)
*Made me giggle out loud*
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[User Picture]From: charma_10
2008-03-28 06:16 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! I love it!
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[User Picture]From: lnalvgd
2008-03-28 06:46 pm (UTC)
*giggles*

Oh, I'm sorry..that is just priceless!

Honestly!
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[User Picture]From: luvscharlie
2008-03-28 06:50 pm (UTC)
Almost woke the kid up I was giggling so hard.
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[User Picture]From: lnalvgd
2008-03-28 06:51 pm (UTC)
I think I would too!

Well, not wake up your kid, but laugh really hard!!!

*so wants to meet you*
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[User Picture]From: bazcat89
2008-03-28 07:00 pm (UTC)
*facepalm* Oy vey. Their consistency is just mind blowing.
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[User Picture]From: thesteppyone
2008-03-28 07:04 pm (UTC)
...

Icon!

...
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[User Picture]From: modestyrabnott
2008-03-28 07:54 pm (UTC)

ROTFL!! Are they for real-real and not for play-play?

Six months later, and coincidentallyright after all this? Oh, dear.

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[User Picture]From: yaakunahlove
2008-03-28 08:23 pm (UTC)
This whole situation is just so funny I can't stop laughing
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[User Picture]From: amandarex
2008-03-29 03:58 am (UTC)
I vote that you take the position and then start publishing the fics that are listed as rejected on this comm. ;)
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[User Picture]From: bazcat89
2008-03-29 09:37 pm (UTC)
Um...yes. I agree.
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[User Picture]From: modestyrabnott
2008-03-29 09:59 pm (UTC)

Your icon is so seriously OOC. Molly Weasley would never use profanity. O_o.
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[User Picture]From: bazcat89
2008-03-29 10:06 pm (UTC)
omfg you're right! i must be interpreting her incorrectly
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[User Picture]From: ozma_katiebell
2008-03-29 10:08 pm (UTC)
The way I understand it, becoming a beta would be no help in getting other people's fics published, but you can self-publish your own work without Council approval. On my original understanding, all fics had to be approved by the majority of the Council, but later that proved to not be the case, as I have been told that many fics are approved/denied by a vote of at least three people on either the Council or the Head Girls. Plus, I have heard one or two Council members state that they have not, or do not choose to read certain types of fics, some of which have gone through the vetting process.

Of course, this is my understanding of the process, so I may be completely wrong.

Edited at 2008-03-29 10:12 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: thalialunacy
2008-03-30 04:35 am (UTC)
Zat's how it was when I was a HG. Course, that seems like a bajillion years ago, now... >.> But it was a few of the same people on the team.

This makes me wanna go write some fic. Really a lot. Hmm...
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From: _starcrossed_
2008-03-31 12:12 pm (UTC)
Just popping in to say I love your icon! That is one of my all time favorite movies and that character always cracks me up!
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[User Picture]From: ozma_katiebell
2008-04-07 07:04 pm (UTC)
I love that line!
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