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Hi! Not dead yet hehe Still writing. Just dropping by to take a break and say hi to you all and apologize yet again. Sorry ): I got promoted so I've been busy as f*k. Anyway, I also wanted to let you know that this story has been plagiarized. It's on Fanfiction titled "Wanting Naruto" under the name "Doesn'tThisUsernameOwn". The person changed the names of the characters but almost everything else is essentially the same - https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10195930/1/. And apparently it's been up since 2014. Woooow. The level of this person's duplicity. Sure, it was flattering to know that my story has reached heights that warranted someone to plagiarize it. But it's disappointing that people like this exist; can't get their brain working so they just copy someone else's work. It's laughable, really.
I already reported it to Fanfiction. I also posted a review to let this person's "fans" know that the story was plagiarized. Good to know the reviews were still positive across the board though haha
To the person who alerted me on this, thank you so much. I would not have known Getting Malcolm was plagiarized if you didn't notify me. Please pm me. Thank you so much :)
So...not exactly an update within the month I promised. I'm sorry about that. I got your messages, reviews (threats as well) and they did a good job of torturing my conscience. Forgive my creative juices for not churning enough. Aside from my job, I was focusing too much on stuff that didn't matter that I neglected doing one of the things I loved.
By the way, this mother is almost finished. I keep on saying that but I can actually see the finish line. This double chapter was one hurdle that was an effing b*tch to write because...feelings. And I have none. Ugh. Haha. Hope to see you all in the next chapter. Thank you again for your unyielding patience. Love you all! :)
Hi, everyone. Yes, I'm alive :)
I'm really, REALLY sorry for not updating. I'm reading my author notes here and...Jesus, you must be sick of my apologies now haha I wanted 2014 to be the year that I would finish this mother. Yet here we are. When I read the preface of Amy Poehler's book, "Yes Please", I laughed my head off because it is EXACTLY what every writer feels when writing - "It is a small, slow crawl to the finish line."
Yes. A hundred times over.
I'm so sorry it has been a loooooong and slow climb, guys. But like I said previously, I WILL finish this. Everytime I get on the road, I think of what would happen if I get into an accident (God, forbid). The first thing that comes to mind is, of course, my family. After that, "My readers are going to resuscitate and kill me all over again for not finishing Getting Malcolm."
Morbid but still true haha So to all the reviewers, here's my sign that I'm still alive, kicking and very frustrated at my inability to churn out words right now for your pleasure. If I do decide to publish this, I would remember you all :) I would also need a seriously good editor. I can't do a hack job on my baby. Thank you so much everyone for still following this story. I would be updating this within the month. I gave myself a deadline because this waiting thing is not funny anymore for you and especially for me. I want to be able to sleep at night without guilt hanging over my head. Hope I could do that soon :) Love you all!
Still alive but I bet a lot of you wish I might as well be dead due to my lack of updates. I'm sorry. Really. I haven't updated my profile to notify you that I'm still earthbound (though you've asked me a lot of times to give you proof of life) because I'm so damn ashamed of my behavior. But thank reviewer #842 for getting me off my ass to write you guys a letter of apology ;) Again, I'm really, really sorry for the delay. Don't worry, I'm not going to let this story die without a conclusion because I can't let it go. It's just not in my nature to give up. I've already carved out a big portion of my upcoming vacation to finish this so expect an update soon. Yeah, I've said that before. You don't have to believe me but do so anyway :) Thank you for your patience, dear readers! :)
A reviewer asked me to give a hint that I'm still alive. Yes, I am haha that cracked me up. I know my silence or non-activity isn't funny though. To tell you honestly, I was tempted to post an "On Hiatus" notice here but I just didn't have the heart to do it. I intend to finish this thing even if it takes me a long time to do it. Thank you so much for your patience, guys. I can't believe a lot of you are still following up with me on this story. I'm sorry for being such an ass. My reasons are still the same. My job is eating me up! Not a good enough excuse. I'm actually working on finishing the whole story before I post another chapter. The process has been slow but my drafts aren't so moronic now. They make sense a bit. To me at least.
I'll see you all soon :)
Feel free to call me an asshole. I encourage you to do it!
Yes, I have been negligent. Please don't hate me. Don't think that your reviews and PMs didn't affect me. They did. I feel guilty as of this writing. Don't worry, I WILL finish this story. Blame 9GAG and work for constantly distracting me. No, just blame my job. It eats my time and energy every freakin' day. Latest chapter is coming out soon. Don't want to give a date because you might kill me...or Jumax or Clau will (they're my friends who constantly hound me for an update). Thanks to them and your messages, I didn't stop thinking about GM.
I'm beyond flattered by your frequent reminders for an update though :) Thank you guys. I may not have replied to each of you but know that you've dug a corner in my heart (what heart? hehe).
'Til the next chapter! :)
- "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost
Me in a nutshell - instant idiot: just add alcohol.
Adam and Eve ate the apple but we planted a whole orchard.
I smoke, it's like oxygen to me, and I drink, to the point of AA level. My closest friends told me I'll die early. I'll worry about that when I'm 40.
Random Facts: I like to pinch people. My pinchees immediately think they're fat when I act upon the habit. They're not fat. I just like pinching that's all; it's my fucked up way of being affectionate :) I love to sing. I dream of being a drummer in a band. Girl drummers are so cool. I'm addicted to Ruffles Cheddar n' Sour Cream. ADDICTED.
Pet Peeves: pop-ups, spyware, email forwards (aaarrgghhh!), drivers who don't drive fast on the fast lane, idiots, chauvinists, posers, people who don't respect their parents and grandparents (hey, I can be traditional), misguided beings who think they're better than the rest and strangers/acquaintances who invade my personal space. 18 cm from my body - that's as far as you're going to get. I value my bubble. So shoot me ;p
Movies: I'm a big fan of Kevin Smith films (movies for the bored and senseless). I could watch stupid movies all day, e.g. Mallrats, Dude Where's My Car, etc. My collection of action movies would beg to disagree but I would rather laugh my head off than stress over twisted plots.
TV: Too freakin' many. I'm such a slave to my TV that I've lost count of the number of shows I watch religiously.
Music: Whatever floats my boat. It's usually '90s Alternative.
Books: The Tribes of Palos Verdes, The Bridges of Madison County, Love Story, Virgin Suicides, Memoirs of A Geisha, Sphere, Flipped (the best!), High Fidelity, The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, If Tomorrow Comes, Memnoch The Devil and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy.
To tell you honestly, I stopped reading romance novels because they remind me of my love life (or lack thereof). So why write about it? Hell if I know.