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Snagged from fyrdrakken
I've noticed that there's been some hankypanky going on in the Vampire Diaries fandom of late. Some writers' works have been stolen and uploaded to Chinese Web sites. I have also noticed that at least one of these writers has basically cut off anyone and everyone except a few close friends from even reading her past stories.
To be perfectly frank, this is not how you go about this.
I know some of you are new to Livejournal, so I want to give you heads up on a group you can appeal to in regards to this thievery. It is called stop_plagiarism. It's been running a few years now. You present your case to the group, they research the allegations and basically blacklist the thief (or apparently thieves in this case, from what I've seen so far) and try to get the material removed. It is not always a sure thing, especially with a foreign Web site, but at the very least the names of the perps will be out there. I'm not sure if going to the Organization for Transformative Works might help as well, but you never know. Just know that it is not only TVD stories that are probably being stolen. Other writers in other fandoms might be affected as well. These two places are the ones I can think of off the top of my head that can get this publicized for others to go and check.
Please, do not cut off your fanbase. I think back on all the wonderful stories I read in the 90s that luckily haven't been deleted because most of them were saved on bulletin boards, and I pull out my hair trying to find stories written in other fandoms that were deleted by their authors for one reason or another. Personally, I like to reread things. Knowing that they are no longer out there for me to find hurts. Please rethink such a radical move until all your options have been exercised.
I'm going to screen comments on this post (hey, a first after all these years!) for anyone who doesn't feel comfortable talking about this in public.
- Current Location:home
- Current Mood: frustrated
The commentary is called That tiger in your tank needs taming, written by Hugh Jackson for the Las Vegas Business Press. I'm going to quote some things that I think need to be pointed out.
"No doubt because it hasn't been explained by Rush Limbaugh and the fellow travelers on the Fox "News" Network, nobody seems to care how big the banks get. If, on the other hand, some congressman were to try to craft new regulations to protect the public from these behemoths or even -- gasp! -- stop the mergers, then Rush and his echo chambers that make up the national press corps would be quick to tell us how "burdensome" the regulations would be."
"The business world, or more accurately the corporate world, has adopted the position shared not only by promoters of the film Godzilla but also by Hollywood starlets while discussing Gary Cooper, i.e., size matters. Government's motto, on the other hand, seems to be "we're sorry we exist.""
When was this written, you might ask. December 7, 1998.
- Current Location:home
- Current Mood: busy
Mom's become a full-fledge Elvis Andrus fan. I'm a Nellie fangirl.
I'm flabbergasted. Utterly surprised.
40 years, man, 40 years.
The World Series. :D
My hands were hovering over my mouth after the second.
The tears were flowing for the third.
My boys finally did it, they won a series.
My papa would have been so proud.
Now... bring on those Damned Yankees!
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Any one got any other comparisons?
- Current Mood: sleepy
Trying to remember it, but I just watched a few episodes. As odd as it sounds, they were going around the country with the Russian hard rock band Gorky Park and they played at my high school. I want to say it was either '92 or '93 due to a class I was taking with a rather snarky friend. Our teacher had a crush on one of the guitarists and my friend would not let it go. He still mentions it.
It should not, however, be SNOWING and sticking to the ground. Third such storm since the beginning of the year, and fourth for the season.
To quote, "What the fucking hell?"
Saw Avatar (fell asleep during most of the human base scenes, was awake during the alien scenes) and Inglourious Basterds. Avatar was a lovely film, deserves art, sound and special effects awards, but needed about 45 minutes cut from it and an editor to tighten it the hell up. And a new script, written by someone who hasn't been writing the same thing since The Terminator. Honestly people, I keep saying it, but I have a serious problem with filmmakers who essentially make the same film over and over and over again.
Which is why I like filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers. They're quirky, but within their quirkiness is something intriguing and, while not breaking any ground every single time they come out and play, you always come out fully entertained and NOT BORED. I'm not sure why the Academy has such a butthurt on QT unless it's because he came from the outside, wore it proudly and even though he is now part of the machine, he still screwed.
So, yeah, to me, Inglourious Basterds was the best movie I saw of 2009. If only for the absolutely gorgeous shot of Marcel standing alone in the spotlight, in front of thousands of film reels and Nation's Pride playing on the screen, waiting for his cue to light 'em up. And not a bunch of puffed up shirts are going to tell me differently.
So, without further ado, please remember in this case, Google is not your friend.... these are movies people have seen. One or two were blockbusters, even. One only is foreign, and only one is really old. Here we go again.
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Got out there this evening, turned on the car, grinding noises from the player. I grabbed my New Radicals CD and successfully tricked the player to stop grinding, take the cd and actually play it. I then ejected it. Worked like a champ.
New Radicals trump Lady Gaga. Take that, Dancing Queen.
Early '00s, does anyone remember this series?
- Current Mood: bored
0-9 on this road trip. Luckily Saturday's game is at home, and against the Red Wings, who are possibly just as bad as the Stars this year.
We desperately need a new goalie and defensemen. Modano needs to retire after this season, Morrow needs to get his skates moving, and we need to start scoring. But we really need to start defending the damn goal.
Crappy season all the way around.
- Current Mood: frustrated
Anyway, on the way to Canton is the smallish town of Wills Point. Right there off I-20 (and you'll have to pay attention to the billboards because I can't remember the exit number) is a gas station/restaurant/smoked meats store called Robertson's. If you've been through Oklahoma or Texas you've probably heard of Robertson's because they have the best beef jerky on the planet.I mean, this stuff is just killer. Anyway, they have a website here. You'll balk at the price, because $28 for a pound of beef jerky, I must be crazy, right? The stuff will last you a month. Give it a try.
- Current Mood: tired
It was an odd bit of writing. When I was going through the prompts (I was matched up for Harper Hall, which I really, really wanted to write) it was the prompt for The Mummy that called to me. I rebelled, though. I really tried to write the Pern story, but it just would not happen. Kept going back to The Mummy prompt.
Originally, the inspiration was the Orient Express, which if you heard me talking about it a month ago, this is why. I had no idea it was being discontinued when it came to me, so this story is really dedicated to that grand old dame (the path I had Evy and Rick follow is the original rail from 1927). I thought about drawing in elements of a certain murder mystery, but there were some timing issues. Alex was born the same year his parents met (the years the movies were set in were 1927, 1933, and 1945 and Alex was 18 in the last movie) which made a wedding and honeymoon rather tight. I didn't think they'd leave a toddler with Jonathan in 1929, so I had to make it during the time before he was born.
The story was written fairly quickly, over two days with a lovely beta job by shayheyred . It was turned in and that was that.
My present was Family, written by llwyden , a lovely tale of family and new love. It's slash, so if that's not your cup of tea, there's your warning. It's a Kung Fu: The Legend Continues story, focusing on Peter and Kermit.
Can't wait till next year.
Thank you very kindly for the wonderful Kung Fu: TLC story you wrote for me. I absolutely loved your Kermit, and you made me like Peter too. I was so happy you included Mac in the story.
Thank you for taking time out of this busy season to write this wonderful, lovely, gorgeous story for me. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and I look forward to reading your other stories.
- Current Mood: happy
*I haven't been a fan of Tim Burton in several years, just watched the movie for Alan Rickman.