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26 August 2007 @ 08:51 pm
bitch stole my words  
I'm starting college tomorrow. The next week includes four hours of learning to wash my hands and phlebotomy, which I'm pretty sure is the bit where we take blood from each other. The last, the very last, thing I needed to deal with right now was someone ripping off my work.

Anyone who's read the first chapter of RLT, take a gander over here (ff.net, 'Fancy Meeting You Here') and see if you can spot any similarities. I can't claim the idea of a Dursley at Hogwarts, and the kids get Sorted into Slytherin and not Hufflepuff, but some lines are almost directly lifted from my story. Here's a few I spotted:

A soft knock and the noise of the door being slid open startled Albus Severus out of his reverie. His eyes had been glued to a book that had been Aunt Hermione’s birthday present to James: Hogwarts, a Revised and Extended History, which had been written by Hermione herselfAlbus didn’t think that James had so much as opened it, although his brother had sent a charming thank you letter that resulted in another thick book about Ancient Runes. The next day, James had shoved both of them onto his bookcase along with the other untouched tomes. Albus doubted that James would miss it, but just in case, he’d placed a Concealing Charm over the front cover, so that it now looked as though he were reading The Compiled Adventures of Martin Miggs, the Mad Muggle.

It's switched around a bit, but some sentances are exactly the same.

One thing about James was that he could spot a red eye a mile away, and no amount of sympathy for his brother would keep him from teasing Albus for the next month and a half. Albus wished that he knew somebody else who understood his predicament, but Godric’s Hollow was rather isolated away from the rest of the Wizarding world. Homesickness not being a very Potter emotion, none of his family members really understood either.

Those are two lines from separate parts of my fic, sandwiched together.

“Potter Number 2, where are you?” said James in a sing song voice from out in the hallway.

Completely lifted.

“Oh, here you are, Al,” James said with a flourish. “I was beginning to think that we’d left you behind-I’d already planned a celebration. Pity, that.”

The celebration bit - MINE.

This is so not on, I can't describe it. But. I'm busy, I'm tired, I have other things on my mind, so I'm sending out an SOS call to those of you who maybe paid more attention during the charlottelennox scandal, or just know things I don't.

WHAT DO I DO?

Other than put the bitch down. (For some reason, writing this post has made me angrier. Initially I was just amused.) Remember: the whole story isn't stolen, just some parts.

Thanks to bottlebrushtail for alerting me, if you read this.
 
 
Current Mood: enragedenraged
Current Music: lullaby (shawn mullins)
 
 
 
not your typical annihilatrix: HP: McGoogles Buttsexfuriosity on August 26th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
Your link doesn't lead to FF.net.

As for what you do, report it to ff.net as stolen. And post a link so I can do it too. :)
jesserudire on August 26th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - scoradh on August 26th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - furiosity on August 26th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on August 26th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - furiosity on August 26th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on August 26th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
spark_of_chaos: book-oldspark_of_chaos on August 26th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
Report her right away. I mean, seriously. That's a fast bit of brain-stealing. And of course, give her an earful. Girl you get what you deserve or how was that song.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Entourage: star flowersscoradh on August 26th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
I want to, but I can't find the damn 'report button' or 'contact us' link ANYWHERE ON THE GODDAMN PIT.

Maybe she made a mistake, though? Or, um. I don't know.
(no subject) - spark_of_chaos on August 26th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on August 27th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - spark_of_chaos on August 27th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
queen of painn_isfor_neville on August 26th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
I'm taking a phlebotomy class right now, but I'm in the 2nd part of the class, so it's not really a class as much as it is me going to the hospital one day a week and taking blood from actual patients. We never had to stick each other. We have to have 100 successful sticks by the end of the class and so far I have 30.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bookishscoradh on August 26th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
There's been a rumour going around since first year that we have to do it to each other. I like your way better, for sure, but seeing as this is in-class I have a bad feeling about this. I don't think we start rounds for a month, as well. :(((
xanphibian on August 26th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
That's like the third one in a week *just on my flist*. O.O
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 27th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
There's been a rash of them all right. Crazee.
jesserudire on August 26th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
I've reported her and left a review; methinks she'll be getting a few snarky ones from different people. ;)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 27th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, it sounds like it! Silly kid.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 27th, 2007 11:50 am (UTC)
At least this gives me backup. Thank you. ♥

Worst timing ever!!
Yumiko: The Yaoi Hunter: Cookieyumikoyoshihana on August 26th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
*eyes burn red* BITCH. She has no right, no FUCKING RIGHT to steal this from you!!!!!! This fic was sweet and well thought out and it made me lose huge amounts of sleep because I couldn't stop reading and she tries to claim the delight and joy in reading a good fic from YOU!? WHAT THE FUCK!? I want to rage and scream and cry and just fucking KILL things. I'm going to contact this BITCH and break her neck *figurativly* but I'm sorry I can't do anything else. This will be reported and dealt with, both by me and no doubt many of your fans. This is a grave injustice and I'm sorry someone dod this to you.
Yumiko: The Yaoi Hunter: Cookieyumikoyoshihana on August 26th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
*sighs and feels vindicated* Ahh, that felt good. I'm kinda proud of it ^^

Sorry she went and ruined your day hun. I reported it too.
(no subject) - scoradh on August 27th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
Merit: HPmeritjubet on August 26th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
Report her to FFN, just as everyone else has said. Multiple people saying that she is copying+pasting will encourage them to get rid of this fic at least. Plus, public shaming like this will make her ditch that name and fic real quick.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Black Booksscoradh on August 27th, 2007 11:53 am (UTC)
I reported her last night.

I think I could get this better if she'd c&p'd actually good lines. But they were the most basic establishment shit ... it's just insane. >.>
stultiloquentia on August 27th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
karadin on August 27th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
Sorry that this happened to you, but glad that you found it, certainly report, or they will be at it again.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Shishido: gekidasascoradh on August 27th, 2007 11:56 am (UTC)
I certainly did, don't worry. I mean, she stole it - I'm not letting that slide.
orihara_kaoruorihara_kaoru on August 27th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that, and I can totally sympathise. A fic (or two, can't really remember) of mine was completely plagiarised by someone at ff.net a few years ago. I (and many of my awesome readers) complained to ff.net abuse/admin/whatever and it was taken down. Thank god. You should be able to prove that parts of the text were stolen from you by the dates in your lj. Good luck, and don't let it get you down too much. :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 27th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
I gave links in the report. The dates are my only proof, really (well, that and the support of other people who've reported her). It's all so damn silly.
fat girl rules the worldfatgirlrules on August 27th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
...Can't say what I'd do in a similar situation, because I have a hellish temper. Hopefully chalk it up to flattery. FF.net is a cesspool, anyway. Sorry someone's stealing your work.
:(
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art thou a witch?scoradh on August 27th, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)
That's why they call it the Pit! :P
Shezan: Sir Humphreyshezan on August 27th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Have reported her AND left a pretty scathing review, too. I don't think she will enjoy her thievery long at ff.n
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 27th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
I doubt it, somehow. Thanks!
Serenia: Punk Catserenia on August 27th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
Suckage! :(

I'm sorry that some bastard out there did that to you.

On the bright side, Tripod say "Imitation is the sincerest form of cockspanking..." - so know there's someone out there who admires and envies your talent. Unfortunately, they're a loser, but you get that.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Atobe: >youscoradh on August 27th, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
It really is so pathetic. I kind of understand using lines from shows, or something, but someone else's fanfiction? PourQUOI?!!
Matchy西: Jin loves you!!! :Dmatchynishi on August 27th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
I am so sorry that this happened to you! D: Would you like a virtual hug. >:D<
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: ASS: I want somescoradh on August 27th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
Very much. *hugs back*