I have been kind of vaguely thinking John Scalzi might be irritating for a while now. Now I just don’t like him:
I’m not defending plagiarism, mind you. It’s bad. I’m just asking whether the question of which is more egregious, blatant theft of character or quiet theft of text, isn’t like asking whether cake or pie is the better dessert. Ultimately, they’re both still dessert.
“Blatant theft of character” = fanfic; he’s saying is that all fanfic writers are morally on a level with Cassandra Claire.
This suggestion makes little sparks come off my head.