Regarding Kittyinaz’s new site

Just in case you didn’t receive her blog posted a few minutes ago, Wendy moved her site from WP to self-hosted, and we wanted to make sure her readers were receiving notifications of posts, so I’m gonna nag y’all to be sure that you either received her post a few minutes ago, or to go to her site (click below) and sign up for email alerts.

So, nag*CLICK THAT*nag —>  KITTYINAZ’S NEW SITE

Support the OTW!

Meridian:

The OTW (Organization for Transformative Works) is on our (fic-writers’) side, so you might want to check into it, learn about it, and perhaps even donate if you can.

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Hi Everyone,

This isn’t a post about a story.  It’s not really an update to my plagiarism throwdown either.

But it’s something really important that affects all of us in the fan fiction community.  When this whole thing went down with my work being stolen, I was totally adrift.  Everyone had an opinion about my rights and what I was able to do or not do, and I can tell you right now that 95% of those people–though well-intentioned–were way off base.

It really frightened me that, as creators, none of us seemed to know how to protect ourselves, should someone come along, read our stories, like what they see, and simply take it, tweak, slap it between two covers and sell it for their own gain.  Lots of people voiced that I’m not a real author since I’m “infringing” on the AB and CH copyrights.  Several said that, sure…

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Spotlighting Fanfiction: Saints & Sinners

Meridian:

I miss the hell out of Angela/EricIzMine/EIM. That is all.

Originally posted on ERIC AND SOOKIE LOVERS:

EIM SSThis story caught my eye thanks to a recommendation from the BBB back in the day… and helped propel Ericizmine into the consciousness of countless readers.

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BOO!

Meridian:

Halloween fic contest – put your writer pants on and get to it, y’all – we likes the scary stories we does! :D

Originally posted on Fanfiction by Bertie Bott:

I scared you, didn’t I???

Updates for BOTH stories to be up during the weekend, but I wanted to remind everyone about the Halloween writing contest. Just 8 days left to submit and I’m looking forward to being too scared to get a drink of water in the middle of the night! Please share this post to help spread the word and for those of you who have already submitted, go ahead and use the banner below to tease your readers – it’s fun, trust me ;)

Happy haunting!

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I blame this on…

I was nominated by Gyllene and Kittyinaz for this…award?  Nomination?  I’m calling it an awardynation…

Here are the rules for this awardynation:

  1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.  (Thank you Gyllene and Kittyinaz and anyone else I may have missed!)
  2. You must list the rules.  (Which you’re reading here…)
  3. You must add 7 facts about yourself.  (Upcoming…keep reading!)
  4. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.  (Nope – see later…)
  5. You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you. (Voilà!)

aone lovelyOooookay, so:

1.  I hate coming up with facts about myself.  While I’m extremely verbose for a private person, I’m *still* a private person.  My (numerous and loudly-given) opinions?  I can go on about them for days (erm, yeah, sorry/not sorry ’bout that) … but talking about myself is tantamount to nails on a chalkboard for me.

2.  I have the annoying ability to love the person but hate the action.  I’m not a pushover by any means and can (read:  will) hold a hearty grudge for eons, but I can see beyond the action to the person behind it.  (I think this comes from having too much Libra in my Taurus charts, but hey…)

3.  I’m allergic to chocolate and lobster, and most roses make me sneeze, so romantic dinners with me take some planning.  Heirloom roses are fine (although I vastly prefer lilacs, lily-of-the-valley, and yard violets).

4.  In reading and in life, I (also vastly) prefer lingering meaningful glances, a fingertip slowly stroking along an arm, and a soul-deep kiss while pushed up against a wall to that “fuck me now” nonsense.   Classy anticipation truly is the best foreplay.

5.  Many of you already know that I’m a perfume, purse, and small container addict, but you may not know that I also collect and treasure bits from antiquity.  Celtic brooches, Mesopotamian pendants, Roman glass, Herodian oil lamps, coins…I love and collect them all.  I’ve been an archaeologist in this life and apparently was in several others, too.  :D

Eh…two more things, right?  Erm…

6.  I’m violently protective of animals, old people, and women’s rights.  If I could, I would open my own elder-care facilities to provide dignified, caring medical and life-enhancing services.  I would gladly provide in-home as well as “live here happily with us” services so that our senior people (and their pets!) could actually ENJOY their final years on this mudball.  I would also open and run my own billion acre pet sanctuary where abandoned (for whatever reason) pets  – yes, *shiver*, including pet snakes…*more shivering*…  would be cared for, loved, and allowed to live safety and comfortably.  If I had my say, no animal would ever be killed because of over-crowding or human stupidity.

Hey, I can dream, right?

7.  Obviously I am a dreamer, and my motto for that is:  If you’re going to dream, dream big.  And of no relevance whatsoever, I also dream of winning the lottery.  Often.  ;)

(And yes, life without chocolate does, indeed, suck ass.)

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Who Imma nominate?

No one.  If you want to play, play.  If you don’t, don’t.

*This could be because pretty much everyone I would have listed has already been pinged with this, lol.  You’re all glorious and I’d love to hear about you, so DO post something telling us about your fine selves if you wish!

~Mer

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Alex in the shower

*Gratuitous pic of Alex in the shower is never gratuitous*

WEEK OF OCTOBER 5TH-11TH

Originally posted on Fanfiction Minions:

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To all writers,

In an effort to streamline the blogging process, please make a point to post your newly-posted chapter update as a comment under the current week’s heading to be included in the current week’s blog post – otherwise “loose posts” are prone to being overlooked. Thank you.


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Chapter 25: Beginning of the End

(Crossover, Twilight/Vampire Diaries, in-progress): AU New Moon. Bella’s lost herself to despair after being abandoned by Edward and finds herself on the cusp of giving up. Meanwhile, Damon’s been drifting aimlessly since opening the tomb and discovering Katherine’s betrayal. One day Laurent corners Bella in the meadow, but it’s not Jake who appears to the rescue… Damon/Bella.


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Sookie knows what she wants, Eric. My re-write of Dead and Gone will be based on an Eric and Sookie HEA, but also include fairies, family, exes, monarchs, and a ton of lemons. If…

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Just a Notice

Originally posted on Fanfiction Minions:

To All Writers:

To be sure that your latest story or chapter updates are included in this Fanfiction Minions blog post, please link your story/chapter updates as a comment under the CURRENT WEEK’S thread on Facebook. You’ll be able to tell which thread is current by the dates posted on it.

If you do not post your update as a comment under the current week’s thread, there is a very real possibility that your post will be lost on the Minions page and will not be included in the blog post because I won’t see it.

Again, I do this for you guys – not for myself, and I’m certainly not getting paid for it, so make my life easier and post your update links where they’re supposed to go. I hate thinking that I’ve left someone out, and this will help make sure that I can include all…

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The Moon, Chapter 6, is up!

Without ado, further or otherwise (bring half a hankie…):

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**Psst:  Valentine’s Night has not been forgotten..they are just being “difficult”.   And by “they” I mean Eric and Sookie, the chapter, the ending, parts of the ending…  Sookie wants to soliloquize while Eric just wants to get the evening started…  Oy!**

 

Decisions, Chapter 19, is up!

Ik,r?  Bout time, eh? 

I’d give you the list of excuses, but you’d prolly just throw things at me.  Hey, if you do, use vegetation (namely tomatoes, beets, and cauliflower) – I can catch and freeze it!  :D

*ducks*

Apparently my last post scared a bit of superglue onto my muse’s butt ’cause she magically reappeared AND kind of stuck around a bit, well, her version of “sticking around”.

Anyhu, w/o further ado or vegetation:

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~ Just a status update ~

Hello all you awesome readers…if any of y’all are left!

Unfortunately this isn’t a new chapter…of anything – it’s just a notice to let y’all know that I haven’t forgotten ANY of my stories even though it’s been a while since some of them have been blessed with an update.

(I’ve been told that half-written, unposted chapters don’t count which sucks because I have a lot of those!)

Here lately my life has been slightly busier/more insane than usual, and sometimes something has to give. That something, sadly, is usually my writing/creative time. I do what I can as I can, but I absolutely detest trying to force myself to crank out chapters solely to have something to post. I feel that pumping out sub-standard material, or even chapters that I’m not satisfied with, is disrespectful to my readers, the characters, and to the story itself.

I’m of the “if you’re going to do something, do it right” school of thought, which, translated, means: y’ain’t gettin’ nothing new today…but maybe tomorrow.

Just don’t quote me on that.   ;)

The other problem is that my muse is a batty little shithead.  On the rare occasions I *do* have time to sit and write, she’s rarely cooperative. She’d rather do just about anything other than muse-up and help keep Eric from being too stoic or Sookie from being flighty or Andre from being pissy…well, pissier than usual…or Emma from being miffed or Godric from being violently angry or Cara from being…too Cara.

You get the drift…

And on a completely unrelated note, I’m now taking applications for a new mu…hey, stop it! Ow!  Dammit! Ok, ok, get your shit together and you can stay ya barmy little bint!

Oi. Muses these days…

Anyway, excuse the tardiness and send coffee. My muse and I are both bribable. It might not buy me more time to actually write, but it’d make us both happy!   :D

Plagiarism strikes again…

Originally posted on The Drawing Board:

…And now it’s even closer to home for me.

Many of you will have seen the posts I have been reblogging about my friends and fellow writers being shamelessly plagiarized by someone in the last couple of days, unfortunately I can now count myself in a disturbingly long list.

The offending author can be found at https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4825579/ and is currently going by ericbella27

The story that she has copied is If We Could Take the Time, which is particularly upsetting to me because that story was written in tribute to my brother. I feel it’s insulting to the feeling behind the story and the reasons I wrote it.

Below is a section of my story along with her paraphrased version of it…

Excerpt from my story:

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Plagarism

Originally posted on Kittyinaz:

Ok folks.  I need your help.  I know I was gone, and I will update the convention page when I have a chance.  Instead of doing that I have dealt with someone today.

This writer on FanFiction.net https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4825579/ BellaEric27, has stolen from many of my fellow writers.  And.. she has stolen ED. (Every Dark Night Turns into Day).  I was nice, and asked her to remove the story:

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5h agoI am messaging you to please remove your story Eternity of Night from you writings.

This is my ED (Every Dark Night Turns Into Day) (You can find this here on Fanficiton, or on my site www dot Kittyinaz dot com. I have also seen what you have done with other stories, and while you are not copying the story word for word, you are still stealing an idea.

Here is the definition of plagiarism:
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Django Unchained actress says L.A. police handcuffed her after mistaking her for a prostitute

Originally posted on National Post | Arts:

LOS ANGELES — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in Django Unchained, is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.

Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute “because he was asking me questions like, ‘Who is she? How do you know her? Are you together?’”

The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained the pair after a complaint that two people were “involved in indecent exposure” in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed.

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Watts told the station that she and Lucas were embracing in the car Thursday when police showed up. The station said the two have been dating for the past year.

“I knew that the…

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Black Friday Chapter 4

Meridian:

Hey – read this story – it’s awesome! :D

Originally posted on Gyllene:

How about a little Black Friday on this chilly Friday morning?

I’m sure you think I’ve forgotten Lovers Always with all my posts being about Black Friday and the HEA Contest, but don’t worry I’m slowly working on it.  Right now my muse is trying to fix that fucked up season 7 we all wish we could forget.  It looks to be a cool weekend and I plan to try and get in a long walk (two hours) today after work, and then on Saturday, and Sunday.  Hopefully after all of that walking and writing I’ll have chapter 5 of Lovers Always done, and the next chapter of Black Friday, but no promises.

I want to thank Meridian for being my awesome creative consultant on this story.  Without her there would be no Black Friday.  Have you read her new story The Moon?  If not please check it out…

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And The Winners Are…

Meridian:

Congratulations to the winners!!!

Originally posted on Gyllene:

The winners of the HEA Contest are…

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Writer’s please look at the comments at the bottom of your stories.  You all got wonderful reviews and you may now post your stories to all of the sites that you normally post. I look forward to reading many of the stories that will be continuing.

 Thank you for all of the happily ever after’s, for participating and making this contest a great success!!!

Writers if you haven’t already done so and if you want, you can snag yourself a copy of the banner below.

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An End Becomes a Beginning by Tabby1249

Angel in Blue Jeans by kleannhouse

Burning Light by Kelpie

Come With Me Now- Half Life by idream3223

Dead and Love It! by FairytaleAmber

Healing Lessons by tj6james6

I’m Not Gone Yet by Kittyinaz

Intervention by hisviks

Safe and Sound by mistressjessica1028

So What by kinnik

Where I Belong by TheDarkestFallingStar

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The Moon, Chapter 3

I didn’t want to leave y’all worried about Eric for very long so I rushed this chapter on out  –  you’ll see that he’s in for a bit of a surprise come next chapter…  *evil smirk*

Oh, and thankfully Sookie actually IS smarter than a “two dolla holla” – she even uses her brain!  :D

Hope you enjoy!

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The Revealing of Andre, Chapter 35

Meridian:

My awesome friend Gyllene made me tear up with this amazing recommendation for my story The Revealing of Andre – she’s the best! Thank you Gyllene!! So, yeah, I’m going to humble-brag the hell out of it! :D

Originally posted on Gyllene:

If you have not yet read The Revealing of Andre by Meridian than you don’t know what you’re missing.  I was hesitant because well, you all know how much I love my Eric and who cares about Andre.  That was until I started to read this amazing story.  Now I love Andre!  Don’t get me wrong, he hasn’t replaced Eric by any means but Meridian will change how you think about this character.  I’m sure you hated him from the books, but please give it a chance.  I read this chapters 1-34 last week with a smile on my face the whole time and I hope you do the same.

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Viking Women: A Reinterpretation of the Bones

Meridian:

Re: Viking Warrior Women

Originally posted on Bones Don't Lie:

According to a new journal article by Shane McLeod in Early Medieval Europe, the concept of the male Norse invaders migrating across England in the 9th and 10th centuries CE is potentially biased. He argues that based on burial evidence, females were equal in number if not outnumbering the males, leading to a new interpretation of the Norse migration. Textual evidence of the Norse invasion into Britain notes the presence of women and children in some of the invading groups, but primarily they focus on the high number of male warriors. McLeod argues that there were more women than previously thought based skeletal analysis, and this requires a reinterpretation of the Norse invasion.

Textual evidence from England records two major Norse invasions prior to the 10th century CE. The first was during the 870’s, in which three Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in Eastern England were overrun. During this invasion, records never mention…

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Review for Redemption by Gyllene

Originally posted on The Non-Canon Awards:

I’m on time!  I have been trying to deal with a lot of stuff, and am so proud I managed to get this one out.

this is one of those stories, that once I started to read, I had to finish.  Though I fully admit to whining to the writer on it.

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Name of Story: Redemption

Fandom: SVM/TB

Author: Gyllene

Site: http://gyllene76.com/redemption/

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie

Description (Authors):  After the fairy war in the Southern Vampire Mysteries Sookie is unable to use her shields to block the thoughts of her friends that are trying to take care of her.  Eric hasn’t told Sookie where he was and why he didn’t save her.

Sookie decides to she needs to get away from everyone’s thoughts and Eric while she heals.  She leaves during the day to get as far away from Louisiana as she can before sunset.

Felipe DeCastro wants…

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