Plagiarized fics - asking for help from the 1D fandom
Hi everyone! I’m poking my head in your door from the Haikyuu fandom to ask you guys for help. I have spoken to quite a few people in the One Direction fandom thus far and I have been overwhelmed by their kindness, support, and how fast everyone I talked to acted to help me and my friend get this sorted out.
It came to my and my best friend ellessey-writes’s attention (confusing names, sorry! I’m Esselle) this morning that many of our fics had been stolen by the Tumblr/AO3 user Fruxoo, who has since deleted her accounts.
Here are two screenshots of Fruxoo’s fics, posted in April. The first is a direct copy of my story Hunger, completed last June 2016. The second is the summary from Ellie’s story Tea and Sympathy, posted January of this year. The entire text of every fic Fruxoo stole has been copied almost exactly word for word from our fics, changing only the names and other relevant character info.
I messaged her privately and asked that she post an explanation on Tumblr, as well as replace the text of her stolen works with links to our respective stories, in order to notify any readers who enjoyed these works. Unfortunately, she didn’t respond. Now that she has taken everything down, that’s no longer possible.
It would mean the world to Ellie and I if people would help spread the word about what happened. Last year, between the two of us, we wrote 626,000 words. We poured all our energy and love (and time!) into these stories, and to have someone copy them word for word, lie to people who were kind enough to comment or send asks as if they had thought up the ideas on their own, and interact with other people in the 1D fandom based off of love for OUR writing, is devastating to us both. This was going on for at least 2.5 months.
They also took my incubus story Dreamless and reposted it as Lilin. This fic was posted as a part of a collab for my close friend’s artwork.reallycorking drew this (VERY NSFW) art as part of a 30 day challenge, and the two of us worked together for a full month on Dreamless. Here is my fic masterpost for last year, and a link to my AO3.
I wanted to share links to the rest of our work because we don’t know how many stories she stole (it seemed like there were around 10 in total). We didn’t even have time to make a note of everything before she removed her accounts. So we don’t know what people read and might want to re-find (if there’s any interest cross-fandom).
Again, the One Direction fandom has been so incredibly supportive (Gina, Ange, phd-mama, Emmi, Lisa and everyone who was so helpful and understanding). Ellie and I started off the morning crushed, and now I have comments in my inbox on the fics that were stolen, and asks on Tumblr showing support, and it’s nearly brought me to tears. Thank you all so much. If anyone who sees this would be kind enough to get the word out there in any way (reblogs, just telling your friends who’ve read these stories, anything!!), we’d be incredibly grateful.
THANK YOU, to everyone who takes the time to read this.
I’m off to camp, which means reading a cheesy murder mystery. It’s my new tradition. The heroine’s name is Goldy Bear and I love her.
This cover is creeping me right out, however. Also, I’m on page 36 and very happy to see that Bisexual Pool Boy Julian has returned, though he is about to be prime suspect in a murder case, I can tell.
If you guys don’t want to see me liveblog this book, you can block this post or blacklist the tag “Sam reads mysteries”. Not sure how live the live blogging will be, but just in case.
i’m gonna take a shot every time i get an ask or see a post about how tony stark is definitely being emotionally abusive to peter in homecoming because then that way i will quickly get drunk enough to let go of my human struggles so thanks for your contribution i guess
Is no one else gonna talk about the very accurate kind of alien-racist propaganda that is taking a mutant revolutionary, executing him, then marketing a line of plushies portraying him as an exaggerated, barely-trollian monster? Because I know it’s a joke but it’s also so, incredibly Condesce.
(Small disclaimer: this post is gross and somewhat akin to irl racism, wrt racist caricatures. It’s not supposed to be cool and good. Alternia sucks.)
You tune into your local TV station on a Saturday morning to the sound of a familiar jingle and a peppy, midblood-but-not-too-midblood announcer:
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When it’s time to punish him for his crimes… find a special surprise inside! [Child’s voice: “Wow- it’s an arrow!”]
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