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14 April 2015 @ 03:26 pm
They Have Breeched The Walls!  
So this has been going around on Tumblr, but for those of you that aren't on Tumblr, I thought I'd give you a heads up. This website, ebooks-trees, has been using a bot to randomly and rapidly steal fics archived at AO3 and other places. Without permission. And then making money off those fics through the advertisements they sell there and, though they claim to be a free site, demanding your credit card to set up an account. Which means not only are they taking our fics without permission, but they are making money off of the work we did. Last night I checked out the people I follow on AO3 and almost every single one had multiple fics stolen. Though thankfully not any of my own, they did steal the podfic my sister did of my fic, Baggins Books. (dugindeep, you had 12 fics up there last night, though they seem to have been taken down now). There was lots of info going around about how to demand your stuff be taken down and they must have gotten slammed with emails last night, because as of this afternoon, most of my friends' works have been removed. (lindahoyland, as of last check, you still had one fic remaining). I just feel like it's completely against fandom and internet etiquette to repost others' works without their permission and certainly to make money off someone else's works. What bullshit. As I said, it's mostly resolved now, but if you want to follow a good place that is keeping updated on it, go here or here.

And now, to promote some good stuff in fandom, have some fic recs.

Early Morning Yesterday - rockstarpeach, CW RPS, Jensen/JDM, NC-17, 2,500 words, Strangers & handjobs on a bus, need I say more? Filthy hot!

In A Dusty Corner - shirebound, The Hobbit, OCs (dwarf & hobbit), G, 660 words, A traveling dwarf comes across a great piece of history. Adorable and thoughtful and great OCs!

One Thing Rick's Group Didn't Think and Five They Did - vikingprincess, The Walking Dead, Group, PG-13, 550 words, Coda to the midseason finale at the hospital. Heartbreaking character bits that will rip you open!

Enclosing Dark - ceitfianna, XMen: First Class, Charles Xavier, PG-13, 194 words, Horror. Something dark creeps into Charles' mind. Powerful and creepy as hell!

Mug Shots - thornfield_girl - Justified, Raylan/Tim, NC-17, 12k+, AU. Raylan's a marshal, Tim's a barista. Fanfreakingtastic characterizations and voices!

And since we are on the subject of fandom, what do you all think I should do for my 5 year LJ anniversary, coming up in May? Some sort of special post I can make? Did any of you celebrate your five years on LJ?
 
 
 
Shirebound: Pip Shiredog - Annwyn55shirebound on April 14th, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the rec! *beams*

LOL, I celebrate *every* year on LJ, I love it here so much. The first week of May is a big one for me -- LJ anniv., my first fic posting anniv., and adopting Pippin anniv.

Why not talk about how you found LJ, and what you were like when you wrote your very first post? Or give us a pic-spam of kitties and puppies! :)
dodger_sister: fangirldodger_sister on April 15th, 2015 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the rec! *beams*

You're very welcome! It was such a sweet fic!

LOL, I celebrate *every* year on LJ, I love it here so much. The first week of May is a big one for me -- LJ anniv., my first fic posting anniv., and adopting Pippin anniv.

I remember that, every year you have one big week of celebrating! I celebrate my anniversary every year but it's the big 5 this year, so I felt like I should do something special. I just don't know how to top all the other years. I like to use it as a way to celebrate my fandom life and all the friendships I've made and the creative outlet it offers me - you know the drill!

Why not talk about how you found LJ, and what you were like when you wrote your very first post? Or give us a pic-spam of kitties and puppies! :)

Wow, a retrospective. I could do that! Or puppies or kitties, lol.
lindahoylandlindahoyland on April 14th, 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for telling me.
dodger_sister: ladies of lotrdodger_sister on April 15th, 2015 11:31 pm (UTC)
I figured you were keeping track as well. It looks the whole thing may have been a credit card scam after all, but all of fandoms' fics seem to be pulled now, so good on fandom for sticking together on this one!
Who'da thought, baby? We're civilians.dugindeep on April 14th, 2015 08:28 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I had seen the ones up there yesterday, but didn't handle it yet. Wonder how it all got taken down!
dodger_sister: daughters of evedodger_sister on April 15th, 2015 11:33 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I had seen the ones up there yesterday, but didn't handle it yet. Wonder how it all got taken down

I have a friend who writes ebooks as a part time job and her publisher sent out a memo saying that they had investigated the site and discovered it to be a credit card scam. I'm guessing if they were a scam, they didn't want the amount of attention they were getting from fandom people jumping all over them! As my friend said, "They messed with fandom, their gonna get hell." ;)
Kate: goddess with birdceitfianna on April 15th, 2015 05:11 am (UTC)
I checked today and none of my fics seemed to be up, thanks for the heads up. This is one of those fics I look at and go, how did this come out of my head. I rarely write horror but I'm really proud of this one and glad you like it. Also I want to finish some of works in progress.
dodger_sister: freaks and geeksdodger_sister on April 15th, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC)
According to a friend of mine who writes for a ebook publisher, her editor/publisher sent out an email saying they had discovered it to be a credit card scam. I'm guessing they thought fic writers would take it quietly and found out different!

I just love how much impact that Xavier fic has in so few words!

What WIPs are you working on?
Kate: taking wingceitfianna on April 16th, 2015 03:43 am (UTC)
Let's see if I can remember them all, most of mine seem to be stuck in WiP stage. The most recent one is a crossover of October Daye, a series I love with The Raven Cycle, another series I love. Two teenage boys meeting and verbally fencing and being interesting. There's an AU of sorts I have that is Charles and Erik being captured, somehow given amnesia and them figuring things out and getting out but connecting to each other through their confusion.

I can't recall all the others at the moment.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on April 15th, 2015 11:27 am (UTC)
Aw, babe, thank you for the rec and kind words! :)

I'm lucky - none of my things were taken, probably because I only post here and on DW. But I'll keep checking the place just in case.
dodger_sister: cheerleaderdodger_sister on April 15th, 2015 11:39 pm (UTC)
I love that TWD fc! It hits so hard. :)

They were taking from multiple sites, but I checked the list and never saw DW or LJ on there. I guess they were taking for-sale books too, as a friend of mine who writes for an ebook publisher got a memo about it from her publisher. It was some kind of credit card scam. Looks like Fandom slammed them with legal threats and they ran away with their tails between their legs!

Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on April 16th, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
:D

Yeah, fandom is FAST when pissed....
The Warlord of Desultory Manormlknchz on April 15th, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
They put pants on the walls? I think you mean "breached" :)...Sorry, couldn't resist.
dodger_sister: race of mendodger_sister on April 15th, 2015 11:47 pm (UTC)
Gondor has no pants! Gondor needs no pants!