Author has written 8 stories for Young Adult, and Romance.
Just put up my website where you can find character pics. I have decided to put HEHS on hold for a while while I get some well needed rest and work on Before the Storm. I'm not sure when I'll update again, but I hope it will be soon.
Sorry all. Please don't kill me. I really appreciate every review and everyone who has followed my story thus far.
6-5-2009, 4:26 pm
AUTHOR'S NOTE: In light of recent events, several amazing FictionPress authors have taken down their stories. Do you know why? It's because of a thing I like to call plagiarism. It's when someone copies your work and uses it as their own. They may change the characters and the scenery, but it is still your work and they are using it for their own selfish purposes.
Now, I do not condone plagiarism in any shape or form. Let this be a warning to you all: if you take my work and claim it to be yours, I will find you, and when I do, you had better be prepared because I will sue you for everything you've got and then some. You will be so destitute that you will work for a homeless person for bite-sized scraps of food people pick out of their teeth with toothpicks, and then I'll take even that. You will never, ever, EVER take someone's work again. So help me if I find out that anyone has taken my work on either FictionPress or Fanfiction, it'll be strike one. Two more and I'm done. So long TheWindCharmer. Hell, I may not even wait for three strikes before pulling the plug. I love you all but things must be done to protect our writers. If a bunch of asinine idiots are going to rip people off because they happen to be too damn lazy to even think of their own stories, then what, may I ask, is the point of even posting on this site, as well as others?
Which brings me to my next point. FictionPress and FanFiction are owned by the same people, right? If so, then why aren't they doing anything to stop this stuff from happening. If teachers can run an essay through a database and find out if it's been done before, why can't they? It's a lot of work, I know, but they have to do something, otherwise they will lose every author on their sites. And who knows? People may just stop writing and posting online. It is their responsibility to make sure this stuff does not happen. We put our trust in them when we sign up, expecting that we can post our stories without fearing that one day someone will say, "Hey, I was reading on so-and-so.com and I found a story by you being used by someone else! Someone is stealing your work!" You get the person banned and then three months later, boom! It happens again, and sometimes by the same person as before.
It makes me so pissed off that I wish I could create a virus that will wreck ever computer of those that steal work. It's not okay in school, nor at your freaking job, so WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT IT'S ACCEPTABLE HERE! GOD, PEOPLE LIKE THAT MAKE ME SO DAMN SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THE SHIT. IT IS A CRIME, PEOPLE, JUST LIKE BOOTLEGGING MOVIES AND SELLING THEM TO PEOPLE, OR TAKING AN iPOD AND CALLING IT A MCPLAYR! DON'T PEOPLE HAVE ANY DIGNITY ANYMORE?
BUT BACK TO THE MODERATORS ON THIS SITE, AS WELL AS THOSE ON OTHERS:
No one wants to be forced to take down their work (and don't say that we have a choice because we do not) because some people can't seem to do their job right. I bet the CIA could do a better job of watching these sites better than them because the moderators don't seem to be doing anything to stop this from happening yet, and none of us knows when. How can we write while knowing that there is someone out there waiting for us to post so that they can copy, paste and change our stories and claim them as their own? It's like, getting a heart transplant only to find out that every night that you sleep someone comes in and carefully messes it up for you. No - it's like painting a gorgeous mural for a contest, and being disqualified because someone else recreated it, like an art thief. Van Gogh is very displeased with everyone. I feel like screaming at the moderators, "HELLO? EVER HEARD OF BACKGROUND CHECKS? IF THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO IT TO STOP STUFF LIKE THIS, I THINK YOU CAN. THIS IS DESTROYING PEOPLES' RIGHTS!"
So I ask you, friends, family, lovers of FictionPress and FanFiction, heed the words of not only me, but of other writers on this site, and be wary, because we do not know who will be next.
Plagiarism needs to be dealt with and those who plagiarize need to suffer the consequences of their actions. If you know anyone who has been stealing work from other authors, let them know.
Let's stop plagiarism before it gets out of hand (though in my opinion, it already has),
Hi, my name is Lia, and I am a 16 year old Muslim.
Things I Like: Reading, writing, drawing manga, reading manga, watching anime, anything dealing with said things, watching movies and cartoons, listening to music, shopping, driving to the mall even though it takes forever isince there is nothing in Fujairah, V-Day, sleeping till noon, staying up late, sleeping for over twelve hours, monkeys, dolphins, fat giraffes, pigs (they are so cute as piglets), dogs, Christmas, which I used to celbrate before I started celebrating Eid, which I also like (who wouldn't like a three day holiday),guitars, preferrably acoustic (my dad played bass), my cell phone (it's in color), ice skating, bowling, photography, being alone, Alvin, SImon, and Theodore.
Things I Hate: Islamaphobia, like many other Muslims, peple who think all Muslims are bad, people who put Islam to shame, men over here that marry their late wife's sisters (which they can because it's not illegal), perverts, my tendencies to be mean to people without wanting to, German Chocolate cake, spaghetti without meat or sugar, people who hate their inner kid, people with no inner kid, my tendencies to act like I'm twelve, my snoring, talking in my sleep, and horror movie induced nightmares, and Ronald McDonald (guy is gayer than Tinky-Winky and uses his job to lure little kids away to rape and kill them and turn their flesh into kid's meals).
Stories I'm writing: Asunaro Ginga, The Misfit Club, Outside Looking In, Instant Attraction, and Wendy Wu, Shang Warrior. I am also writing UnNormal (though i wish I was). It's about a girl named Tempe who finallly gets crushed on, but in an unususal way. He takes a phot of her an bribes her with it. Chaos insues.
Story Updates: None so far. I'm still putting the finishing touches on chapter 7 of Teardrops.
The Wind Charmer
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