Don't know where this "writers' site" crap came from but it sure as hell isn't in the prospectus.

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This word is a portmanteau of cop and paparazzi. It is slang term for the automated traffic enforcement cameras that police departments use to detect and issue citations to motorists who run red lights, break the speed limit, make prohibited turns, etc. Many motorists dislike these cameras as much or more than traditional speed traps; an automated ticket can cost nearly $500 in California, for instance.

The portmanteau conjures up the predatory, intrusive, soulless, greedy nature of the paparazzi in pursuing their subjects. Unlike a live police officer, a traffic camera cannot be reasoned with, and the cameras generate millions of dollars in revenue for the cities that deploy them. Also unlike police officers, traffic cameras do not offer motorists…

The Drowning Girl is a fictional memoir of madness, haunting and loss written by Caitlín R. Kiernan. The novel was published in 2012 by Roc Books (an imprint of Penguin). It was nominated the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the World Fantasy Award. It won the Tiptree Award and the Bram Stoker Award.

As you might suspect from all those award nominations, the novel is really…

What is in the headspace of ad writers these days? More and more I am seeing ads which dissuade me from purchasing the wares advertised, essentially by telling me that this product will make your life miserable, or that this is a product for the kinds of idiots we showcase enjoying it. Of late, two in particular have exemplified this sense.

First, there's the latest Subaru ad, showing a dad offering his…