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Hi there. Yes, I'm still around. Just mostly on Tumblr these days. Not a conscious choice, just sort of happened.

The reason I'm clumsily posting this from my phone is that it seems that ebooks-tree.com has been poaching fanfiction from AO3. I found a handful of my work on there a well as a friend's. If you post fic to AO3 (or elsewhere, as they may be scraping other sites too), you may want too do an author search.

Their complaint/takedown process looks pretty cumbersome. I'm hoping the OTW will help since it appears this site is abusing their archive.

Just an fyi, I guess.

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halfshellvenus
Apr. 13th, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
Holy shit! There are ten of my stories on there-- more bizarre to see what was chosen, really. The BBC Sherlocks, the Reapers, the Kingdom of Heaven slash (talk about obscure), the Smekday story (ditto), and a handful of others.

Wonder who's converting and loading up these things? And moreover, how they're requiring a login/account for something that's available for free right off of AO3?

Thanks for the heads-up!
firefly124
Apr. 14th, 2015 03:00 am (UTC)
The randomness suggests it's a bot. Some of my stories are fragments of series. It looks like they think they can monetize it somehow, which is the main reason I'm pursuing it.
witchchild
Apr. 13th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
Well that's about as fucked up as some publisher selling Wikipedia articles on Amazon.

I do like tumblr I have to admit though I still slavishly read here daily.
firefly124
Apr. 14th, 2015 03:01 am (UTC)
It really is pretty tucked up.
plaid_slytherin
Apr. 13th, 2015 08:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, that have one of mine. I'm not sure I care? Is that bad? There are a ton of sites that pull LJ posts/tags. It all looks automated. I don't know who would want my one old WIP that they have as opposed to a whole bunch of other finished good stories.
firefly124
Apr. 14th, 2015 03:16 am (UTC)
If they weren't apparently trying to monetize it, I'm not sure I'd care either. Most of what they have of mine is fragments of series. I think you're right. It's a bot of some kind.
dameruth
Apr. 14th, 2015 07:46 am (UTC)
Hopefully all the pro fiction up there (which the pros and some of their publishers are now becoming aware of) will get the whole site yanked pretty quickly.
firefly124
Apr. 14th, 2015 01:41 pm (UTC)
Let's hope!
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firefly124
Jan. 24th, 2016 12:58 pm (UTC)
Re: OT: Happy Birthday!
Thank you! {{hugs}}

And my condolences on the loss of your former namesake.
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