darth_stitch: (stressed stitch from peaces_icons)
Okay, apparently, this idiot right down here:

http://www.fanfiction.net/~rockman2k

STOLE my old Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X) fan fiction Shadow in the Sun which was published four years ago. The story is listed at my ff.net site

http://www.fanfiction.net/~darthstitch

and has been on hiatus for a while. In fact, I was thinking of reviving and rewriting it, the same way I revived and rewrote my one and only Star Wars fan fiction A Single Touch of Grace.

A reviewer brought this to my attention and well, granted that the plagiarizing actually happened three years ago (the idiot plagiarizer's publish date for his or her "very first Rurouni Kenshin fan fic" is 6/14/03 - still, my mind just absolutely boggles. Especially since it HAS gone undetected for so long. My only consolation is that the idiot at least didn't continue stealing my story and just stopped at the prologue.

This was MY first Rurouni Kenshin story, written alllllllllllll the way back when I was just barely out of college and it is kind of awkward in places and at that point, I was slowly learning the trick of balancing Original Characters and the Canon Characters without pulling a Mary Sue/Harry Stu. But it's STILL something I WORKED ON.

I know there's some people who'd shrug and say, hell, it's FAN FICTION. Still, I'm not pretending I made up Rurouni Kenshin. Or claiming I was the one who wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. We all know where the original Muses came from and we acknowledge that in our disclaimers and we sure as hell are NOT happy when someone steals OUR ideas without so much as a by your leave or a "hey, this story was inspired by..."

Oi vei. Anyhoo, I've reported the idiot to Fanfiction.net admin. I'm not gonna bother emailing the person directly because picking a fight over email will just waste my time. Sigh. Hopefully no one else has decided it would be entertaining to grab any of my other stories and put them up as theirs. It may not be great literature, but them's MY babies and I'll thank any would-be plagiarizers to keep their bloody mitts off.

*snarls*
darth_stitch: (awwww stitch from peaces_icons)
It's the holiday season and I know most people are smiling and laughing and doing the whole happy thing. I am too, mostly.

Except I miss my Dad. It's the second Christmas where I won't hear him holler, "And the next number of the prograaaaaaaaaaaaaam....?!!!" - impatiently teasing all of us into a frenzy to open our Christmas presents.

I miss my Grandfather. This will be the first Christmas where we will not have him sitting benevolently in his comfortable reclining chair, playing Santa Claus.

And there's going to be a whole lot of Christmases coming and they'll only be there in my memories.

I miss you guys.
darth_stitch: (dancing penguin)
Actually, I wanted to do a Snarry-ish version of this as I've seen it around LJ in someone's fic fest or something (possibly something [livejournal.com profile] iulia_linnea has finished running if I'm not mistaken) but there's just a lot of things going on and I just want to put some kind of order to everything. I know it's supposed to be 20 but I can only think up of 10 right now and I'll figure something out probably later.

So, just 10 Random Things I've come up with:

Hey, this could be the start of a new meme, eh? )

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