On April 30, 2003, a writer named Siona posted an X2
story entitled "Forgetting How to Cry" to
NightScrawlers (www.nightscrawlers.com), apparently
unaware that I, as Slarti, am also the Nightcrawler
fic writer Saille. Myself and several other members of
the board immediately recognized her X2 story as an
uncredited rewrite of my Ultimate X-Men story "Judas'
I gave her three days to attribute my story, she did
not comply and denied her guilt. I hate to seem petty
about this, but as ficcers who have no copyright
protection, and admittedly violate copyright with
every word, it seems prepostrous to feed on a member
of your own community. I wish to protect my original
storyline, so here I am.
Her story and my response, posted at NightScrawlers:
Her story and my notice in the reviews on
My story has existed online for a year in its complete
form and more than a year and a half in its short
form. It is archived in many places on the internet
and has been posted in part to the Outside the Lines
list affiliated with CFAN.
A few places my story can be found:
My old fic archive:
Fur and Brimstone:
And, finally, the first place the original shorter
version of my story was posted, on June 22, 2001, at
the Nightcrawler Monument at Hostboard:
Judge for yourself.
I credit Siona the original characters and sections
which bear no close resemblance to mine, but I feel
credit should be given where credit is due.
This notice is posted to warn the fan fic community
and to protect myself as well as spank a child who
should know better. Before you judge me harshly for
doing this, stop a moment and think about if it had
happened to you.
"If, in the real world, everyone is famous for 15 minutes, then on the Web, everyone is famous to 15 people."
- David Weinberger
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