Reviews for Stranger
GinzzzRoxxx chapter 19 . 8/21/2014
Bittersweet, sweet story. One of the few stories (on fictionpress) that I fully read until the end. Enough suspense and drama to keep my attention going right up until the end, because I usually have a nasty habit of losing focus of a story when the protagonists get together early on, I mean, the build up is the best part in my humble opinion.

I must say though that I'm left rather confused over the last 2-3 chapters, so I'm gonna go ahead and find the sequel, onwards!
jeanloves chapter 21 . 6/30/2014
I can't even believe people don't see the similarities! WTAF?! Seriously, you are not overreacting. The similarities are massive, fine, had it just been a rough outline, but everything from the situation flow and the newspaper article, to her reaction at the article and the club and the fact that they both beat someone to death. It's the little things that make it obvious, rather than the bigger things.

What Gin Flower did is so bad and annoying, however, remember that none of her stories are complete. You've made an amazing series, that I've just reread for the 100th time. I truly think that if you add to the stories a little bit, fluff it out and add in some details, you could potentially self-publish and sell it on amazon. This series has great potential, I can totally see it selling well!
Elisabeta.Gray chapter 21 . 6/22/2014
I'm not a user here but thats my user name of anyway, many years ago when i was in high school a teacher explain the generalities, the mean is simple: two persons of differents cultures, places and context can end with the same 'idea' or a similiar one. I just read part of yours and then i will read the one of gin flower just in case.
Edna-Mode413 chapter 21 . 5/19/2014
Did Nathan kill Charlie over a kiss? I thought it was because Charlie was going to attack Amelia with a small knife that Nathan went all batshit crazy to protect her... Anyways, I've read gin flower's work (way before this note was posted... Like a looooong time ago) but iono... o.O O.o ... I guess the whole relocating, changing identity, being in court, the trial... The way the story was introduced is similar but it isn't like totally in your face, this is absolute plagiarism obvious. It's like borderline cause the entire story afterwards is totally different from yours. Cain isn't the owner of the club but rather a werewolf who ends up going back to his home with the girl. The club was just used to meet (the main female character and "claim" her)... Maybe it was a bar? Iono... It was a long time ago so the details are a bit fuzzy. But yeah anyways... Did Charlie kiss Amelia? Cause I thought he didn't (he just ended up telling her how Nathan "killed" Naomi. I went back to read it cause I thought a kiss between Charlie and Amelia never happened and it didn't so I'm a bit confused there) but other than that... I dunno... I'm in the middle about it lol
scarletfleur chapter 21 . 5/12/2014
Wow, it's freaky how they sound so similar. I've always thought your stories are the most original pieces I've read on Fictionpress I've read so I highly doubt it's coincidental.
I think you're right to say what you think and you shouldn't listen to people who think you're overreacting because it's your story and you're allowed to get defensive if you think someone is deliberately copying it!
Foreverwasteaway chapter 21 . 5/11/2014
Wow, okay, so after submitting my last comment, and decided to go read some of Gin flower's reviews to see whether other people had noticed the differences, and then I came across the review you left for her. I was trying to be overly polite in my initial comment because I didn't want to offend you, but you were just super rude to her. So I'm going to say what my initial thought was:

To be honest, complaining that she copied your story because the details are too scarily similar is reaching. That's like writing a romantic fluff piece, and then complaining because someone else has written a story where the girl is a geek and the guy is a popular jock who has somehow been forced to date her (a bet, trying to get better grades, a joke, etc). The first chapter would probably describe the girl who has never been kissed, has only one friend and hates jocks, and the guy who is the captain of some sports team and sleeps around. They're high school students. They have some sort of negative interaction which reiterates the disdain they feel towards each other. There is a scene in the cafeteria.

Those are all super super common tropes. And while your story is obviously a completely different and more obscure genre, you also used tropes that are very common within that genre.

Someone else who wrote their story before you could probably accuse you of plagiarism.
Foreverwasteaway chapter 21 . 5/11/2014
So, I can't really be bothered signing in but there's my name

Honestly, I understand where you're coming from, and why you'd be hurt, but I personally don't think the similarities are that alike. I don't mean to be rude, but a lot of the things you've highlighted are quite common cliches.
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- They both killed someone over a kiss, yes, but he wasn't the best friend in Gin Flower's story (unless I missed something). And beating him with his fists - I mean...this is very, very common. I would assume authors use fists rather than objects because it makes them seem more dangerous, out of control and unrepentant. The early release thing I have seen in SO many stories, because obviously you want that element of surprise where the character feels safe. The majority of prison stories I've read have had early releases I almost feel like it's just become a given. The appearance change is documented in almost every fic ever where the main character hasn't seen someone in a while. Somehow people always manage to fill out regardless of how old they were when they last saw them.

I think you guys have a very similar storyline, but I don't think she outright copied you. The "girl testifies against lover for crime of passion and then goes into witness protection" isn't a new idea, and I feel like all the choices you both made are almost the most obvious choices (appearance change, name change, early release catching them completely off guard, her feeling responsible for the crime and testifying).

True, when you list them all out and highlight the similarities, it seems like too much of a coincidence. But I think due to the nature of the story, a lot of these ideas just seem like the natural choices most authors would make.

I read an autobiography years ago written by a girl (I think her name was Marion?) who had gotten involved with some renowned gang member (sorry, some details have completely escaped me so I don't remember who). She talked about how she testified against him because she felt guilty for what he'd done, and then went into hiding. She built up a new life and changed her name, she found out on the radio that he had been released early, she saw him at a bar but didn't recognize him at first because he looked so different. He looked at her but then left without approaching her.)

I mean it's not the exact story, but many of the details are similar. If you wanted to, you could probably read her account and pick out so many similarities, even though she obviously didn't copy you and you didn't copy her.

I hope I didn't offend you with this post. I can understand why you'd be upset. After reading your first AN, I was expecting to be on your side because there's so much plagiarism on this site it's ridiculous. But then I read her first chapter, and I can believe that she genuinely didn't copy you at all.

The fact that she said she PM'd you when she didn't is weird though.
hashslinging chapter 20 . 5/4/2014
oh hi there.

It has been brought to my attention that you're a bitch

For whatever reason, I had gone through your entire series and felt like it was a waste of time. I wasn't going to say anything, but this passive aggressive note is fucking annoying. Get off your high horse. The two stories are nothing alike. For one, hers is actually good and interesting, and wait: She actually has a plot. Not only do you exude arrogance, especially when you say "minor note: I only meant the first chapter," but you come off as a downright fucking cunt. So what, just because the author had a similar idea about an ex-boyfriend killing someone, it has to be your idea? Oh please. You're an arrogant prick to think that you're the first person ever to come up with that idea, and you're even more arrogant for thinking that you have claim to any plot that is derived from it. Furthermore, you demonstrate a higher level of bitchiness by PUBLICLY announcing to your fans that you "believe" that some poor innocent bystander copied your plot, instead of confirming and talking with her like you were supposed to. You should be ashamed of yourself. For someone who claims to not be retarded, you make a poor case.

Sincerely,
Fuck you.
Guest chapter 20 . 5/4/2014
holy shit you're a stuck up bitch. That entire plagiarism note is so fucking bitchy. You put that author's name out there instead of privately reaching out to her, when you must've known she'd get flamed or you're more stupid than I imagined. Your entire note is filled with such passive aggressiveness and your writing is so bad as it is, I'm not sure why. There's nothing special to plagiarize. Get off your fucking high horse.
Luontoiti chapter 6 . 4/8/2014
Oh, how this story is messed up! Nathan pissess me of and Amelia too. They're just so argh! Damn annoying! First Amelia pushes Nathan away and now she's acting like a total bitch. Your writing is great but the characters not!
Sinalist chapter 3 . 1/25/2014
This was my favourite chapter so far (3). I like romance much better than murder.
pastelcolors chapter 2 . 12/28/2013
That's so twisted. And disgusting of Nathan to do to Conan.
I really don't know what else to say. D:
gtgtgtgtgt chapter 10 . 12/6/2013
i hate him
gtgtgtgtgt chapter 6 . 12/6/2013
i hate nathan
gtgtgtgtgt chapter 2 . 12/6/2013
THis is so amazing, WOW!
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