***Disclaimer*** There is a small part in Tris’ POV, but most of it is copied and pasted from the book, I added few of my own lines in there, so no copyright infringment was intended!
Warnings: Death, and kind of angsty, sorry!
Last day of initiation,
the day I find out my ranking, my fate in Dauntless. But first, I’ll have to go
through my fear landscape; I wait outside with my fellow initiates, watching
them go in to the room one by one.
“Y/N!” I finally
hear, I get a few good lucks before walking into the room, my boyfriend Eric
come up to me with the syringe. We started dating one month after initiation
started, and have been dating for 4 months now. And yes, I am in love with him,
but I haven’t been able to build up the courage to tell him, what if he doesn’t
feel the same?
I snap out of my thoughts
as Eric begins to speak, “I’m going to inject you with this serum Y/N, and
you’re gonna go through all of your fears, the leaders will see what you see,
and everyone else will only see your reactions,” his face wears the same
hard expression as it does when he’s near any of the other initiates, but I
know it’s just a mask, he proves this further when he places his hand in my
shoulder and whispers, “Be brave Y/N.”
He then injects me, one by
one I go through all of my fears, I only have eight, the second lowest number within
my group of initiates, Tris had the lowest, 7.
I get out of my landscape in 17 minutes and Eric meets me at the back door of
the landscape room, “That was amazing Y/N! You really do belong
here,” He gives a small smile, but hardens his expression almost
“Thanks Eric!” I
smile back, resisting every urge to kiss him.
“I can’t believe that
losing me is one of your fears,” he says, refer to the fear where I was
forced to kill my loved ones.
“Well, maybe because I l-” I stop
myself before I say it. Shit.
He asks quickly.
“Because I-I would
never want to kill a person who has never wronged me,” I say confidently,
trying to cover my mistake. Eric didn’t believe me but just as he was about to
say something Max called him back.
“I’ll see you in the
cafeteria for the rankings,” he quickly says as he leaves.
I meet my three best
friends Christina, Will, and Tris in the dorm rooms; we still have two hours
before we find out what our rankings are.
“Can you believe this
will be our last night in this room,” Christina says.
“Thank God for
that,” I laugh. I could not wait to get out of this disgusting dorm room,
and get my own apartment.
“Are you guys scared for
ranks?” Will asks.
“A little, I just hope I
don’t have to work on the fence,” I say, “I wouldn’t want to stay away from the
compound for weeks on end.”
“Same,” Christina groans.
We sitting in the dorm
room, watching as the rest of transfers make their way back from their own
landscapes, until Four finally comes in to tell us that it was time for our
We walked into the
cafeteria with the Dauntless-born initiates; some of us wore excited looks on
our faces, whereas others looked nervous as hell.
Max gives a speech and
then the ranks are posted. Where is it?
Where is my name? I’m cut! Shit I’ve been cut! I scan the bottom of the
board and I don’t see it, so I slowly work my way up, then I see it:
What?! I got third place! Third place! I
can’t help myself from jumping and squealing a little as the Dauntless crowd
bursts into claps and cheers.
I look around to congratulate
my friends, but all I find is Christina kissing Will and Tris kissing Four. No
matter how happy I may feel for them, I can’t help but feel a twinge of
jealousy; why can’t my relationship with Eric be so loving and open like them?
I see Eric making his way
toward the doors of the cafeteria and he gestures for me to follow. I quickly
make my way after him.
“I got third place! I
can’t believe it!” I gush as soon as we’re out of earshot.
Eric says smiling. I’m the only one who ever gets to see Eric like this, so
whenever he smiles it only makes me happier. I lean up and kiss him.
This is the moment that I
realize that I have to tell him, I can no longer keep this secret from him. I
love him way too much; I can’t keep it in any longer. I’m Divergent.
“Eric, I have to tell you
something,” Maybe this isn’t the right place.
“I have to tell you
something too,” He says, “But you go first.”
“No, I can’t here. Can we
meet on the roof early in the morning, before most people wake up?” He hesitates,
as if he is about to say something, but the he just nods, “What did you want to
“I just wanted to say
that, Y/N, I-I lo-” He pauses.
“You what?” I look up at
him, my heart racing. Just say it,
“That I-” He suddenly
looks like he has changed his mind about something and he quickly says, “I am
so proud of you Y/N.”
“Oh,” I look away from
him, I feel so stupid, he wasn’t about to confess anything. Stupid girl.
“I should get back,” Eric
says, “You should go have dinner now. I’ll see you soon.”
“Uh, yeah, bye,” I say.
Eric turns to leave, but he suddenly turns back around and gives me a quickly
peck on the lips and looks me deeply in the eyes, almost as if he is
apologizing for something, then he walks away, leaving me a little sad and very
Dinner had just ended and
we had been informed that all of Dauntless would be getting some sort of
needle. Eric walks up to me with a syringe in his hand, “What is it for? Why do
we need to get these?”
“It’s a precautionary
tracking device that is being injected into all the members of our faction,”
Eric explains, I simply nod my head and turn it, exposing my neck to Eric for
easy access. He brushes a few strands of hair off, and injects the needle,
shooting me another apologetic look. What’s
“Alright Y/N, you should
probably head to the dorms, you’re in for a long day tomorrow,” He says.
“I’ll see you on the roof
I guess,” I sigh.
He hesitates once again
before saying, “Y-yeah, I’ll meet you there.”
I feel someone shake my
shoulders, “Wake up Y/N!”
“Tris?” I whisper, I see
my fellow initiates all getting ready, they look almost like drones, “What’s
“It’s a simulation,” she
“We just have to act like
we’re under it as well. Do whatever they do I guess,” I say. Tris nods in agreement,
and we head out with everyone else, following their lead.
We all stand in rows, Tris
is next to me and Will is in front, when I hear someone questioning the leaders
about what was going on. I see him out of the corner of my eye, a confused
looking Dauntless member, and more importantly a Divergent. Max smiles at him, a sickly smile, then shoots him right
in the head. I keep myself from jumping at the sound of the gun, telling myself
that I’m supposed to be under a simulation.
Then I see Eric making his
way towards me, away from the sight of the rest of the leaders, my heart speeds
up and I focus my eyes straight ahead. He steps directly in fronts of me,
filling the gap between me and Will. He looks me in the eyes, and I try to keep
my expression neutral. He finally reaches down and grabs my hands in his, “This
is literally the worst time to be saying this, I know you can hear me, and once
you’re out of this sim I know you’ll recall this, I’m so fucking sorry this had
to happen Y/N. But I don’t know what the result of this is going to be, I had
to tell you now in case I never get the chance after this. I love you.”
He said it. He finally fucking said it! I desperately will myself to not respond and
keep my dead expression. He literally told me at the worst time, I can’t even
tell him that I love him back, if I do I’ll be fucking killed. Oh fuck you Eric!
He takes a deep breath and
turns to walk away. I almost, almost,
follow him, but Tris quickly grabs my hand, and I see her shake her head from
the corner of my eye, so I stop myself.
We all get on the train
and make our way to Abnegation.
I roam one of the alleys
of the Abnegation faction, there is barely anyone here, but I still act as if
I’m under the sim, just in case. I was separated from Tris on the train, and
the group of soldiers I was with eventually dispersed. My thoughts are interrupted
when I hear the cry of a small child and his mother around the corner. I
quickly peek my head around, and aside from the Abnegation mother and son, the
only person there is a Dauntless man, who is holding a gun to the mother’s
head. Eric. He has his back turned to
me, I can’t let him kill them, I
quietly creep up from behind him, and put my own gun to his head, “Don’t you
dare shoot them.”
He pauses for a moment, and
then puts his gun down, hands raised beside his head. He slowly turns around
and his eyes widen when he sees me, “Y/N? You’re-”
“Yes. I’m Divergent, Eric,” I spit out his name, “I can’t
believe you would do something like this!”
He almost looks hurt as he
whispers, “You have to listen to me Y/N, I didn’t want to do this, I truly
didn’t, but I had to, you have to believe me.”
I did. I did believe him. I look into his eyes
and whisper, “Okay.”
He looks at me with a
hateful expression and spits, “The cameras can’t detect sound, so I just have
to make it look like I’m angry. Put the gun to the back of my head and lead me
to where I tell you. There are a few alleyways where Erudite was unable to
I lead Eric down a few
turns, making sure there are no Dauntless soldiers there, and we eventually
make it to a small alley where there are no cameras. Eric turns around to face
me and I lower my gun, “Okay now what?”
He takes both my hands
into his own, “So you’re Divergent? How could you not tell me Y/N?”
“I was going to Eric! I
swear, that’s why I asked to meet you on the roof,” I say defensively, “But
you’re no one to lay accusations on me, how could you do this. So many innocents are being killed because of these
“I have my reasons Y/N, I
can’t tell you right now, the time isn’t right, but you have to trust me,” I
nod, “so since you were never under the sim, I guess you heard everything I
said back in the compound?”
“I did,” I smile and punch
him in the shoulder, “you have the worst fucking timing Eric! Do you know how
hard I had to try to keep up my act up?! Fuck you!”
He chuckles and pull me
into his arms, “I love you.”
“I love you too Eric!” I
lean up and kiss him, and for a while, I forget where we are, for a moment it
is just the two of us in the whole world, holding each other, madly in love.
Eric finally pulls away,
“Y/N, I have to go now. Listen, there is a hideout that some of the Abnegation
have, go there and they will help you, I’m sure Tris will be there.” Eric tells
me where to go and the secret knock that he overheard a few Abnegation talking
about. He then bends down to the body of an Abnegation man, who is lying dead
on the ground, and puts some of the man’s blood on his clothes and arm, I
cringe knowing that he is trying to make it look like he killed me, “I really have to go now baby.”
He turns to walk away, and
my eyes suddenly fill with tears, “Eric?” He turns back to face me, “Will I see
He inhales deeply, and
then gives me a peck on the lips, “This will all be over soon Y/N.”
“That’s not what I asked
Eric,” I whisper, trying to keep the tears from spilling.
“I need to go Y/N,” I breathe
in sharply as he turns around and walks away.
“Eric?” I say just before
he turns around the corner, he stops, keeping his back turned to me, “Be
He finally looks back and
gives me a weary smile, “I will Y/N, you take care of yourself too babe.”
I see Eric disappear
around the corner, and I let a single tear slip down my cheek.
I sit in the hidden room
with a group of Abnegation, Tris, and Tris’ brother; I think his name is Caleb.
We plan to go to Dauntless and stop the simulation.
Everything that happened
after that was kind of a blur, leaving the safe room, getting on the train,
going into Dauntless HQ. I was too busy worrying about Eric to care about what
was happening around me, especially after Tris told me that she had shot him in
Now Caleb, Marcus, Peter,
and I stand outside the control room, waiting Tris to come out with Four. I get
fed up and finally go in myself, to help Tris. I see that she just shut down
the simulation, one by one, the screens start to shut down, and we hear
Dauntless guards coming. Tris and Four hurry me out of the room, just as I’m
about to leave I see someone raise a gun at Eric on one of the screen, but the
screen shuts off before I can see what happens.
“Come on Y/N!” Four yells
at me, as Tris grabs my hand and pulls me out of the room.
We all get on the train
and head to Amity, we are officially fugitives. I’m worried out of my mind
about Eric, and I can’t stand seeing Four and Tris act all romantic, when my love
life is such a mess, so I go sit alone in a corner of the train. I clutch the
necklace that Eric gave me when I passed the first stage on initiation ranked
in second place. Please let him be okay.
We’ve been in Amity for
two days, and I haven’t heard anything from Eric. Johanna allowed us to stay
here as long as we blended in with their members. I shake my head to clear my
thoughts and get out my cot, heading out of the room I share with Peter and
“What’s going on Johanna?
What did you hear?” I hear Four say from around the corner.
“One of Dauntless’ leaders
was killed.” She says. What?!
“Who?!” Both Four and
Johanna turn to me.
Johanna looks at me with a
calm, yet disappointed expression, “Y/N, sweetheart, you know it’s wrong to eavesdro-”
“Who. Is. It. Johanna.?” I
say slowly, spitting out every word, stepping dangerously close to her.
She steps back, and Four
grips my arm, “Just tell her Johanna.”
“Eric. It is Eric,” She
says, not knowing my relationship to him.
I feel my heart breaking.
My body feels like it’s being torn apart. I want to scream but at the same
time, I just want to fall and not do anything at all. I find myself running. As
fast as my legs can carry me, I don’t know how long I run, I don’t know where I
go, but when I’m finally too exhausted to take another step I fall to my knees,
I see that I’m surrounded by trees. I sit there for hours, just staring up at
the sky; I watch its bright blue colour get darker and darker until its almost
pitch black, I feel nothing at all, my mind and body are completely numb.
I finally pick myself up
and make my way back to Amity’s fields.
“Where the hell did you
go?!” Tris yells at me, gripping my arms, I don’t respond, “Y/N? Hello?!”
“Tris, leave her alone,”
Four says, putting a hand on her shoulder, “Peter, can you take Y/N back to her
Peter puts his arm around
me and walks me back to our room as if I’m a small child. I lay on my cot,
staring up at the ceiling until I eventually fall asleep.
The next few days are a
blur, I spend most of my time sitting in my cot holding on to my necklace,
sometimes I move to the floor, I barely remember eating or communicating with
anyone. I haven’t thought of anything that happened, I haven’t let a single
tear slip, and I’m afraid that anytime now, I will explode. Tris comes in and
sits in front of me to give me one of her usual lectures.
“Y/N, you’ve been up here
for days, you have to come down. Get it together Y/N, I know he’s gone, but you
can’t let that destroy you,” She realizes that her words are having no effect
on me and sighs, “Alright fine Y/N. But Amity is hosting one of their bonfires
tonight, at least join us for that. If not for yourself then for us, and I know
you know that Eric would have never wanted to see you like this.”
I know she’s right, I have
to do this. Eric would hate me if he saw how weak I was right now. I will go to
that bonfire tonight, and wherever Eric is, I know he’ll be glad that I’m
trying to stay strong. I love you Eric. I
“What the fuck?!” I yell,
clutching Max’s collar, “What the fuck do you mean she’s dead?!”
“Please Eric,” he chokes
out, “Relax, just listen to me.”
“Relax?!” I practically scream, “How the fuck
do you expect me to relax?!”
I let go of Max and he
falls back on to his chair, I take a deep breath, trying to get a control over
myself, “How did this happen? I want to know everything Max.”
“We found her body in the
Chasm two days ago. You were patrolling the city, so we cremated her body. Her
face was practically unidentifiable, we wouldn’t have known it was her if it
weren’t for this,” Max reaches into his pocket, and hand me a small object.
Y/N’s ring, she’d had it for years, I turn it over in my hand and see her name
engraved at the back of it. Fuck no, this
can’t be fucking happening!
My hand shakes and I
whisper, “Do you know who did this?”
“Jeanine saw her being
shot,” My eyes widen at this, Jeanine knew and didn’t tell me, “the face of the
killer was covered, however, Jeanine had been able to detect the divergence
level of the person. They are exactly who we’re looking for, the 100%
I’ll kill them, whoever the fuck it was, I will
I storm out of Max’s
office and back to my apartment. I slam my door shut and smash the first vase I
see, I then proceed to destroy any object I come into contact with. Once my
apartment is completely trashed, I fall to my knees and sob, I haven’t cried in
years, but I can’t do anything now, I can’t stop it. I sob until I feel numb. I
eventually drift to sleep on the floor next to the couch.
I sit around a fire with
Tris, Four, Peter, Caleb, and a group of Amity. They’ve been singing this
entire time, and somehow, miraculously, I was able to push my troubles aside
for a while, feeling slightly happy.
“Can any of you sing?” An
Amity girl asks, gesturing towards us.
“Y/N can!” Peter says
suddenly, damn his Candor ways.
“Sing for us Y/N!” Another
Amity boy says, a few others agree with him. I quickly shake my head, not
wanting to take part in any of this.
“Oh come on Y/N, sing for
us,” Tris urges me, “Maybe it’ll help you feel better. Please?”
I decide that maybe it
would help, so I do:
My voice breaks at the
end. I can’t do this. I get up and
run into the forest, falling down next to a tree. I finally let the tears come,
I sob, I sob harder than I’ve ever sobbed before, I sob for what feels like
hours. Peter finally comes to look for me, Four soon follows him. They both
just sit on either side of me, not saying anything. I became good friends with
Peter towards the end of the first stage of initiation, and Four transferred
along with my brother, so he has always treated me like a younger sister. It
feels good to have them next to me. I finally get up and Peter puts his arm
around me, leading me back to Amity, while Four follows closely behind us. I
feel a slight sense of relief, I finally allowed myself to breakdown, I finally
let out all the emotion I was holding back.
I sit in the room next to
the window, while Peter and Caleb sit on their individual cots. I stare at the
moon, and hope that Eric is watching me from wherever he is, I miss you Eric. I love you; I wish I could
have told you that, before you left. I only ever got to tell you once, but I
want you to know that I love you more than I’ve ever loved anyone before.
I wake up before dawn; I
go out onto my balcony, remembering the countless times that I spent up here
with Y/N. I stare up at the moon, and I hope that Y/N is watching me from
wherever she is. I miss you Y/N. I love you;
I wish I could have told you that, before you left. I only ever got to tell you
twice, but I want you to know that I love you more than I’ve ever loved anyone
It’s the middle of the day
and I sit with Tris, Four, Peter, and Caleb in Johanna’s office. I hear Four
mutter a curse, and we all look up at him.
“Dauntless,” He says back
with wide eyes, “They’re here! Hunting for us!”
Johanna rushes up and
tells us to stay hidden in her office, so we all huddle up in the back corner.
A few minutes later, Four walks up to look out the window again. He turns back
around and his face has gone pale, almost as if he saw a ghost. I exchange a
look with Tris and walk up to Four to see what he saw, I look out the window,
and I don’t believe his eyes. Eric.
My face breaks into a wide
smile and tears slip down my cheeks, “He’s alive,” I whisper, “Four he’s
“And now he’s hunting us,”
Four hisses, dragging me back to the corner.
“H-he wouldn’t kill us!”
“You don’t know what he’s
capable of Y/N!” Four scolds me as if I’m a little child, “You will stay hidden
from him Y/N. If he catches us, he may try to protect you but Tris and I will
sure as hell be killed. And I’m sure you don’t want us to die because of your
little love affair, do you?”
I can’t believe Four is
blackmailing me like this; I look down and shake my head. I guess I can’t let
Eric see me.
We hear Eric making his
way into Johanna’s office, Four looks around the corner and down at him.
Suddenly Four jerks his head back, “Shit! I’m pretty sure Eric just made eye
contact with me! We’re done!”
To all of our surprise we
see Eric turn around and walk back. Four takes this moment to usher us towards
the window. We are just about to leave when Peter suddenly shouts, “They’re up
here! Hey! Eric, they’re up here!”
What is he doing?!
Four quickly pushes us out
the window, and soon enough, we are running through the woods and catching a
train to who knows where. Eric didn’t see me, I didn’t let him, and now I
fucking hate myself. I’m sorry Eric, I’m
The following day is spent
with the factionless, and then we travel down to Candor to meet the rest of the
loyal Dauntless members.
I’ve been in Candor for
days now, and I’m currently sitting in my bunk ready to sleep. We hear a
commotion going on somewhere in the compound, and Christina and I look at one
another and decide to go find out what’s happening.
“How could you do that to her? She was
your friend, she trusted you,” Eric hissed. What
the hell was he talking about?
I close my hand around the knife handle
and squeeze. Eric leans closer.
Dauntless attacked Candor, and Eric discovered my
Divergence. He is now leading me out of the faction to turn me in to Jeanine.
“Just between you and me … I think
you might have gotten three, because you’re the kind of bullheaded person who
would refuse to make a simple choice just because she was told to,” he says.
“Care to enlighten me?”
I lurch forward, pulling my hand out of my
pocket. I close my eyes as I thrust the blade up and toward him. I don’t want
to see his blood.
I feel the knife go in and then pull it out
again. My entire body throbs to the rhythm of my heart. The back of my neck is
sticky with sweat. I open my eyes as Eric slumps to the ground, and then—chaos.
I run down the stairs to see what’s
happening, as I walk into the room I see Tris huddled in Four’s arms holding a
knife, explaining something to him, she gestures to the other side of the room
and that is when I see him. Eric is slumped on the ground, he is covered in
blood and by the looks of it, he has been stabbed. Fuck no! He is slipping out of consciousness, I run up to him and
fall on to me knees, putting my hands on his cheeks.
“Eric! Fuck Eric keep your eyes open!
Eric! Don’t you fucking die on me! Please?” I beg him, with tears streaming
down my face. He doesn’t know I’m here. That’s when Candor’s leader Jack Kang walks
up to me, explaining how Eric is one of Candor’s prisoners now, meaning he will
get honourable treatment. They then take him to the hospital.
The Dauntless have decided that Eric will be executed today.
Oh hell no, I will not let that happen.
Eric sits on a chair in front of Tori, Four, and Harrison, Four holds a gun to
his head, “Eric, be brave.”
I run forward towards Eric, finally revealing myself, I
shield Eric’s body, “No! You can’t fucking kill him Four! You can’t!”
“Y/N, you’re alive?” Eric asks in utter shock.
“Y/N, get away from him!” Four shouts at me.
“No Four! If you want to kill him, you’ll have to kill me
first.” I say confidently.
“No. Four.” I say slowly, “Listen, I’m not just doing
this because I’m a psychotic girlfriend like you all think. Think about it,
Eric is our only key to figuring out Jeanine’s plan. Don’t you want to know why Jeanine wants your girlfriend?”
“What makes you think he’ll tell us?” Tori asks me in a
bitchy tone, “The man isn’t even afraid to die for Jeanine’s secret, why would
he tell us?”
“Look around Tori!” I spit, “We’re in Candor. Put him under the truth serum!”
Realization strikes them all instantly, and Four and
Harrison agree with me. We eventually get everything set up and Eric is put
under the truth serum.
One by one, he is asked simple questions by Four.
“So why did you do it? Why did you take part in Jeanine’s
plans?” Four asks.
“For her,” Eric points at me, what? “Jeanine threatened to kill her, she was on constant watch
throughout initiation, and I had to do it to save her life.”
He did this for me. Me!
Oh my god, I can’t believe this.
“So you didn’t want to do it?” Four asks.
“Of course not, I tried my best to not save as many
people as I could. Why do you think I pushed the gun down towards my leg when
Tris threatened to shoot me in Abnegation, I could have easily pushed it to the
side. I let her shoot me so you two
could escape. Then at Amity, I saw
you in Johanna’s office yet I walked away, the only reason I had to go back to
you was because Peter called me up there, the other soldiers had heard his call
so I couldn’t back out.”
“You said earlier that you thought Y/N was dead, so why
didn’t you stop after that, if you were only doing this to save her, why didn’t
you stop after she died? Why did you come here and try to take Tris away?”
“I was told that she was killed by the one who was 100%
Divergent, and that turned out to be Tris, I had to get revenge.”
“Do you regret what you did?”
“I did it to save her, so no. However, I do regret that
many lives were lost because of my actions.”
“Do you have anything else to tell us?”
“I-I’m, no, nothing else!” Eric looks like he is struggling
hard to keep a secret.
“What is it Eric?” Four asks more aggressively
He stays silent.
“Eric, please tell us. Please baby,” I beg him.
I drop the glass of water that I was holding and Four
drops his gun.
“W-what?!” Four says, everyone is clearly as shocked as I
“Alright Eric, based on your confession, we, the members
of Dauntless, have agreed to forgive you, as long as you join our side” Four
says, “You can go now.”
Eric gets off his chair and walk out the door and onto
the balcony. I run after him, and he turns to me, “Y/N! I’m so sorry, fuck I
thought you were dead! I missed you so fucking much. I love you!”
I walk up to him and pathetically punch at him a few
times, “Fuck you! You’re such an idiot Eric! You did this all for me, what were
you thinking? Do you actually think I would have been able to live with myself
if you had died for me?”
He pulls me into his arms, and we stand there hugging one
another, until I feel wetness on the skin of my neck, “Eric? Eric are you
He takes a deep breath and pulls away from our hug, “I’m
so sorry Y/N! I love you so much.”
“I know Eric. Its okay, I don’t ever want to see you cry
again baby. I love you too,” and with that we kiss.
From now on, everything will be better, the war will end
soon, and though our world may be fucked up, at least I have Eric with me. I
don’t ever want to spend another day without him.
A/N: I’m sorry it that was so long, it was originally going to be split into three parts, but I got a little carried away :P Anyways, I’m also sorry that I haven’t posted in forever, but this took so long to write. I hope you enjoy it!
When I was 9ish I sent a letter to JK Rowling and a month later i got a reply and I was screaming in joy. When I opened it I saw it was actually a suing warning for copyright stuff [my dumb self tried to send her a fanfic I wrote] and let me tell you, I will never let go of how embarrassed I am about that.
After all the copyright warnings Tumblr sent out over the past week for the Toyota commercial, those of you still posting stuff about it should be in the next Keds commercial #BraveGirls. I admire your bravery.
Subject: Tumblr Copyright Violation: FINAL WARNING Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 15:30:13 -0400
Please read this entire message carefully. Copyright violation is a complex issue, but one we take seriously. Understanding how we address it will greatly reduce the risk of your account being terminated.)
We’ve received a notification of alleged copyright infringement on one of your blogs.
Here are the details of the content in question:
Copyright holder: Carol Walker
The content has since been removed, in accordance with US law and Tumblr’s own copyright policies.
Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we are legally required to terminate
the accounts of repeat infringers. The first strike against your account was
uncontested, meaning this is your second strike and final warning. If you receive
three uncontested strikes within an 18 month period, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE TERMINATED.
You can contest this notification by following the instructions for a “DMCA Counter-Notification” found here:
A successful counter-notification will remove the strike against your account.
Here are the details of the previous strike against your account:
This is a good opportunity to learn more about US copyright law (never a bad idea, really)
and to make sure none of your other posts are infringing on someone’s copyright.
Here are a few free resources you might want to look over:
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Tumblr Trust & Safety
My reply to Tumblr
Thank you for bringing my attention to this
infringement, I must say that it certainly was not intentional to
violate any form of copyright, and will do my best to not do this again.
I have been with Tumblr for over 7 or 8 years, with two blogs,
and though I understand the serious nature of copyright, I do not really
appreciate the tone of this email. As you state, the copyright laws are
a complex area, Also it being laws from another country, so as a
layman, I would struggle at best to understand
When I blog a new
post, I always source it, credit it with the artists name, and link it
to their webpage. I always ‘Google’ the image and go back as far as i
can to find accreditation, obviously there are times that this process
is fruitless, and I cant source anything.
You run a site where
images are posted in their hundreds of thousands on a daily basis, So I
would have thought that when Tumblr was first started that the issue of
copyright has been an issue for a very long time, and that you are contacting Tumblr-ees on a daily basis, So i think that a new draft
of this email would be rather good idea as not to offend others.
If the next time i
accidentally post an image that infringes a copyright, and you remove my
blog, that will be the end to my association with you. I have made over
60k posts and have quite a few followers, and it would be a real kick
in the guts if one day i came to sign in and found all my hard work had
Joanne aka wasbella102
So in case this happens Ill say goodbye now to those who follow. Thanks for all your support over the years.