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13 June 2013 @ 01:32 pm
 
hey guys, long time no lj. jfc this new interface is ugly.

ANYWAY. Last night it was brought to my attention that this person over on ao3 had stolen my story 'as this sunset turns to morning' in a way that was really bizarre. It wasn't an exact plagiarism in that they just copied and pasted it over, but were in fact rewriting the story line by line, scene by scent. It was all the same, same characters, details, names, locations, plot, emotions, everything, but rewritten. Apparently they thought this wasn't stealing? I don't know. Once people started commenting about it, she took it down.

But there's still one work up that me and some friends know we've read before, but we can't place it. It's really bothering us, and we're hoping some one can name the original fic. It's probably older, since it has the Smallville guys in it. Please take a look at the summary and let me know if it's familiar to you so we can get it taken down as well.

Thanks!
 
 
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Freeky DJfreekydj on June 13th, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I don't think I recognise the one left, but I'm glad at least yours has been taken down!
Kadysnbt_kady on June 13th, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
I don't recognize it either. Why do people do this? I've been fighting a group over on Facebook who are reposting artwork without giving credit, and even worse, posting art when credit isn't known. They had the balls to tell me that if artists don't want their art reposted, we shouldn't post it online in the first place. That angers the living shit out of me.

I hope you figure out the true author of that fic and can get it removed. *hugs*
ember613ember613 on June 13th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
It most definitely looks familiar but I couldn't tell you what it is called. I remember reading that snippet before and it was a few years ago. Long before that user posted it. Hand to the people at http://stop-plagiarism.livejournal.com/ They will look in to it for you and find out.
I breathe therefore I writesandymg on June 14th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
Sunset is special and should never be touched (except by you). Grrr arrrgh. I'm glad you got the fraud version taken down. That other story's plot does look familiar. I read some and the writing is bad so maybe she is taking a good story and rewriting it poorly. But it's hard to recall the original. I've read so many J2 and for a while I was delving into older stories because they were all new to me. I'll poke around my mems some here on LJ.

Edited at 2013-06-14 01:25 am (UTC)
AiMsTeR: dirttrack cowboyitzaimster on June 14th, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
I wouldn't know it if I saw it, but I just have to say the Jensen mood icon is PERFECT for it!
billysgirl5billysgirl5 on June 14th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
There has been a major influx of plagiarism lately and that's just ridiculous. I never understood the taking of someone else work to claim as your own.

Funny enough, I read that story yesterday, and the whole time I was reading it, I kept thinking that it sounded familiar. A couple stories popped into my head, but it's not quite either one (almost like bits and pieces were taken from each): Best Served Cold and Unmake the Bed.

I hope someone figures out what story it is.
laurathelurkerlaurathelurker on June 14th, 2013 02:51 am (UTC)
I can't remember who wrote it but I know there was something similar but from Jared's POV on a different island. But in the one I'm thinking of the Js had met before but only Jared remembered and lied to Jensen about his name. And things fell apart before they went back to NYC. I didn't look far enough into this to see if this happens but it was still different enough to not be straight up plagiarism. But there may be another story out there I don't know about that is closer.

The story I was thinking of is named above Best Served Cold.

Edited at 2013-06-14 02:55 am (UTC)
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on June 14th, 2013 04:25 am (UTC)
This seems to be happening a lot lately. People are dicks.
kellifer_fickellifer_fic on June 17th, 2013 06:35 am (UTC)
I just don't get fandom plagiarism. We write for the fun and pleasure of it - how is it fun or pleasurable to copy and paste something and post it. You're skipping the best bit!

*bewildered face*
CometSuni: pic#122557491cometsuni on February 5th, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
i'm sorry to hear that. i love your fics. i think you are one of the best fanfic writers around.