This is why spelling is important: I originally wrote that “And the Fuhrer dies”, and that’s a completely different concept. For those of you who are still researching/cursing/pondering/lambasting/or just generally checking out the Richard Ridyard Plagiarism controversy (or #plagiarismfail, as my friend Mason puts it), I have a bunch of links for you. You may read on to your hearts … Read More
Plagiarism Ticks Us Right Off. Obviously.
Wow. This hit and it hit HARD. By now most of you are familiar with the idea that a person going by the name Richard Ridyard submitted a plagiarized version of Stephen King’s “The Boogeyman” in to the magazine that I work for, Shock Totem. We immediately contacted Mr. King’s people and got the ball rolling. Then I found the … Read More
We Interrupt This Blog Post…
to give you a warning. A few days ago Shock Totem received a story called “Baboulas” by an author calling himself Richard Ridyard. John Boden, Assistant Editor of Shock Totem, read the story and immediately cried foul. “This is plagiarism,” he said. “This is Stephen King’s ‘The Boogeyman’ from his Night Shift collection. Even the title is the same!” ‘Baboulas’ … Read More