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Just a little over a year ago, [ profile] dshael reported that [ profile] polgarawolf had posted a Doctor Who story on that contained text stolen from a variety of DW fan writers, including [ profile] dameruth, [ profile] cherryice, Joolz, and myself. On the theory that plagiarists are often repeat offenders, several of us went digging and discovered that a large number of her other stories (mostly Star Wars) contained bits plagiarized from many authors in many different fandoms, as well as passages from published novels.

It's a long, messy tale, and if you don't already know the details you can find them here, here, here, and here.

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Ganked from [ profile] yamx.

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
— Alfred Hitchcock

When I post a story, what do you expect to find?
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Yes, I'm still alive and well, though I wouldn't be surprised if some people thought otherwise, considering how little I've posted in the past few months.

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So I joined drabble_las, my first time in in a Last Author Standing competition.  The prompt was "I'm not bad.  I'm just drawn that way.".  We had the option of doing a fandom-based drabble (any fandom) or an original fiction drabble.  I chose original fiction, because I wasn't quite sure how to apply that prompt to any of my fandoms.  There were 6 drabbles in the Original Fiction category.  I didn't win, and didn't expect to.  I got 10 votes for, which was pleasing, and 4 votes against, which was confusing.  I await copies of the feedback to find out what people gave as their reasons for their votes.  My drabble is below under the cut.  If you want to see the other entries, they're here.

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The entries from the first challenge in drabble_las have been posted.  This is a Last Author Standing competition, in which all the entrants have to write a 100-word drabble to a specific prompt.  Anyone can vote -- you just have to choose the best and worst drabble in each category (original and fandom), and give the reason for your choice.

The entries are all anonymous.  I hope everyone on my f-list will go to this link and vote for me someone.  The deadline is Wednesday, February 9th.

I'm in!

Jan. 12th, 2011 10:51 pm
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Do You Like To Write?

Like to write? Love writing 100 word drabbles? Great! There is a new challenge, called [ profile] drabble_las , where you write a fanfic of EXACTLY 100 words every week based on a different prompt and where all pairings, including slash, is allowed! Then they get voted on and the person with the least votes is out that week and the person with the most is safe the next week till you have one author standing who wins! What do you win? A snazzy graphic and a $10 GC to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You don't even need to be a GREAT writer!

..who will come out on top?

It's [ profile] yamx 's fault.  She twisted my arm and forced me to sign up for the[ profile] drabble_las .  (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!)  I've never considered joining a Last Author Standing competition before, because I can't be sure of finishing a full story in such a short time.  I know I can finish a 100-word drabble in a week, and it's a format that I enjoy writing.  The one thing I'm not sure of is how well I'll do in a multi-fandom LAS where the voters may not be familiar with my fandom.  But that's out of my control.  The rest should be a fun experience.
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I just joined a newly started comm, the U.S. of Eh.  Inspired by such helpful groups as Doctor Who Britpicking, it exists to provide information about North American English and culture (U.S. and Canada).  It's open to help people in any fandom.

I am not a mod or anyone official, but I think this comm is a really good idea.  I know I'm very grateful to the kind British folk who correct my Americanisms and tell me what foods would be appropriate for certain occasions.  And I know I grimace when I read fanfics set in the U.S. and a supposedly American character runs out to the "car park" because he remembers he has a date at "half seven".

If you live in the U.S. or Canada, consider joining the comm.  To be really helpful, they'll need people from all over, since language and culture are often regional.  And maybe plug it in some of your other fandoms.  I saw this in a House M.D. comm, but there are a lot of other fandoms with a North American setting and fans overseas.
  (For that matter, even in British fandoms such as Doctor Who, authors often set a story in North America, or crossover with an American fandom.)


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