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  •  She did. (18+ / 0-)

    It's in the last update in this diary, which includes the email Noddy sent to the author. Noddy said it was not deliberate, but was a matter of them having the same style, and her story, being told to and with her children, evolving over time into the same story as that of the author. She even goes so far as to say she will contact her children, I am guessing to check whether they may have read Saintcrow's material and been injecting into Noddy's story without her knowledge.

    Noddy's explanation makes the whole thing worse, in my opinion. Similar styles cannot account for hundreds of words being exactly the same. And the talking to her kids part...just wow.

    The thing is - I don't think anyone here would pillory her if she came out and said she copied the stories, she was sorry, she meant it, etc. People really seem to like her and she did a lot of other writing.

    The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. --John F. Kennedy

    by CenPhx on Sat May 11, 2013 at 06:23:54 PM PDT

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    •  Whoa (6+ / 0-)

      Definitely makes it worse.

      I'm newish, didn't follow noddy before, and had no feelings on her work.  But plagiarism really bugs me (as a teacher and an author myself).  

      Noddy's excuse makes no sense.  Apology is in order, a real one that involves admitting what she did.

      And I for one wouldn't trust anything she's written nw.  She once raised (I looked this up) $2500 in sympathy donations here on daily kos for her dog's vet bills.  Was that true or another scam?

      “I wore black because ... it's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.” -- Johnny Cash

      by RocketJSquirrel on Sat May 11, 2013 at 06:39:50 PM PDT

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      •  The vet situation (4+ / 0-)
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        I don't have any information about that and I would defer to people like Catte Nappe and others up thread that have more information than I do and/or who were actually involved in it.

        The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. --John F. Kennedy

        by CenPhx on Sat May 11, 2013 at 07:14:16 PM PDT

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