I know it has been a while since I have posted anything on here, but it has come to my attention that tumblr has reached another crisis point for scenario writers like myself.
As I was browsing my feed, a post caught my attention, warning BTS, GOT7, and numerous other kinds of kpop scenario blogs about some plagiarizers that have been stealing work. It appears that they are stealing from multiple blogs, from multiple fandoms, and are trying to play it off as if they are doing nothing wrong, claiming that scenario writers have “no proof or evidence” that it is their original works being stolen.
Though I have not seen any of my own works plagiarized on these sites, it really infuriates me that they believe it’s okay that they prey on blogs that work so hard. It really upsets me that more action isn’t being taken against them for something very wrong.
So I am asking all of you a favor. If you go onto Wattpad, or AO3, or any other site, and see a work posted that is not their own, or without credit, please report it immediately. By not doing anything about this, or just ignoring it, you are allowing them to continue onward with dishonest behavior, and malicious intent.
Keep in mind that this could also have an affect on the future productivity of scenario blogs that you love. Scenario writers, like myself, take great pride and care in what we do, and to have some one come along and try to claim it as their own is very hurtful and discouraging. I have already seen so many lovely writers go on hiatus or close blogs permanently because of such incidents, and would hate for it to continue.
So please, I beg of all of you that read this, please do the right thing and make others aware of what is going on. Don’t be afraid to call others out for wrong behavior, and certainly don’t be afraid to flag or report any dishonest posting or behavior.
Thank you so much to those of you who take the time to read this. On behalf of myself, and many other scenario blogs/writers, we thank you for the care and sincerity in which you help us run safe and honest blogs, to meet the demand and curiosity of the fandoms we love and support. Don’t hesitate to contact the admin of a blog with concerns or questions about the incidents, or about plagiarized posting. We will all do our best to clean up the mess and keep posting in a positive and happy manner.