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Now, why am I not surprised?
25 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 5th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you


First of all, let me say you have my sincere gratitude for your efforts on behalf of writers everywhere. Several of the fan fiction stories I've written were under the list of plagiarized material. While it has been several years since i've either updated or posted any new material, there is something refreshing about knowing the things I have written still exists on the net. However, when credit is stolen or tarnished by others, it is disparaging, as I am sure you are aware. Unfortunately, we live in an environment where wholesale theft covets the economy, the nation, society, everything; or almost everything. Certainly this does not grant liberty to individuals to steal at their heart's content. But the climate we live in is ripe for this type of shallow behavior.

That being said, I am very grateful you took the time to let me know about these disturbing revelations. On one hand it is offensive to know someone was trying to gain notoriety from the works I put out. But on the same token, it is encouraging to know that material I have written several years ago was enjoyed to the point that someone else would try to take credit for it. Well, this entire event has encouraged me to renew my creativity and write more. So while the nature of these circumstances are very bad, the end result I will take from it is motivation.

I have read your story "Conflicts of Interest" and it was very galvanizing; it was one of the first fan fiction stories I had read and I most certainly enjoyed your focus on Zack Fair. Writers like you are an encouragement and you have a very unique gift. Don't let the theft of this plagiarists ruin that spark; instead, let it drive you to reach new heights. You should nurture that gift to a higher scale. I for one would be more than happy to one day walk into a book store and read a book published by you.

Never give up on you dreams. :) Thank you for everything.

madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: May 6th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you

Many thanks for your kind comments on "Conflicts of Interest"! Yes, being plagarized can sometimes be viewed as a backhanded compliment, in an "ooooh, nice and shiny... so I'll steal it!" type of way. But still... ::eyeroll::

I'm very glad this incident has nudged you back into writing. I'm really looking to more works from you!

I haven't been writing recently. It's not from the plagarism, but rather from too many interesting distractions. I'm sure you know how easy it is for writing time to get eaten by other interesting things. ::guilty twitch::

Hmmmm... your comment is now giving ME the serious itch to start up writing again. ^_^
25 hisses or Hiss in my ear....