Shannon Stacey

You mean…it's not true?

As one might expect during The DaVinci Code premiere weekend, here in NH, it’s all Dan Brown, all the time. No coverage of our Golden Child is complete, however, without footage of his detractors. A frequently seen sign:

“It’s all a lie!”

Well…no shit, Sherlock.

From our dear friends at Merriam-Webster: (bolding mine)

Main Entry: fic·tion
Pronunciation: ‘fik-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English ficcioun, from Middle French fiction, from Latin fiction-, fictio act of fashioning, fiction, from fingere to shape, fashion, feign — more at DOUGH
1 a : something invented by the imagination or feigned; specifically : an invented story b : fictitious literature (as novels or short stories) c : a work of fiction; especially : NOVEL
2 a : an assumption of a possibility as a fact irrespective of the question of its truth (a legal fiction) b : a useful illusion or pretense
3 : the action of feigning or of creating with the imagination
– fic·tion·al /-shn&l, -sh&-n&l/ adjective
– fic·tion·al·i·ty /”fik-sh&-‘na-l&-tE/ noun
– fic·tion·al·ly /’fik-shn&-lE, -sh&-n&l-E/ adverb

To break it down…Fiction=making stuff up.

3 comments to “You mean…it's not true?”

  1. Crystal*
      · May 21st, 2006 at 1:18 pm · Link

    I blogged about this the other day, because quite frankly, I’m sick of it. :censor:
    It WOULD be different if he were say…rewriting the bible or something. But, as you said, it’s FICTION!!!
    And with such a well-publicized story…let the nuts come out of the woodwork. :roll:

  2. mel
      · May 21st, 2006 at 7:00 pm · Link

    I agree…. I’m so tired if hearing all about how WRONG it all is. PUHLEEZE people, get a clue and pay freaking attention to WHAT aisle the book is found in.
    Hint: not the history or biography aisle.:whip:

    I just said to the hubby the other day, when we were watching yet ANOTHER special on Discovery or History or whatever channel DISPROVING the book *sigh* “What are these people doing? I’ll tell you, they’re jealous cuz Dan Brown wrote a book about a controversial subject and are looking for a way to cash in on it. Maybe someday I’ll write a werewolf or vampire or ghost story that will have critics everywhere boycotting when it’s made in to a movie. Gee, then I’ll know I’ve arrived as a fiction writer.” :diva: :rofl:

  3. Bryan
      · May 22nd, 2006 at 2:03 pm · Link

    I don’t know which is worse, protesting a movie because it’s not true… JFK anyone? anyone?

    or the lawsuit Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh brought against Dan Brown for “stealing” their idea. Their biggest mistake was trying to pass off Holy Blood, Holy Grail as non-fiction. Once your idea is out there as a “fact”, it’s free game.


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