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17 July 2010 @ 10:58 am
Possible Plagiarism in BTVS/ATS fandom  
This isn't a report as much as a plea for help to make a report. I don't know if this is a clear cut plagarism case but orbofthesulah looks like she has been 'inspired' by some writers, even going so far as to take lines and ideas from their fics:

Her version: http://orbofthesulah.livejournal.com/25188.html
Original by queen_mecha: http://community.livejournal.com/phaedras_love/12508.html

Screencaps in case she deletes the story: One, Two, Three,
Original screencaps: One, Two, Three Four, Five, Six Seven, Eight

I sent a PM to queen_mecha but it doesn't look like they have been on LJ since 2007. I don't think they are the same author because of the different writing styles but I contacted queen_mecha any way to be sure. No response yet. queen_mecha responded and she isn't orbofthesulah.

I think she might have also plagarized x_spikeaholic_x due to comments that were deleted on this entry: http://orbofthesulah.livejournal.com/17460.html (She credits Spikeaholic later)

orbofthesulah's grammar/spelling ranges so wildly on her fanfics, it looks like others might be plagarized but I'm not sure how to go about figuring out if more of them are. Is there anyone out there in the Spike/Faith, Angel/Faith, Angel/Spike/Faith circles that could help me in identifying more of them?

(I cross-posted this to stop_plagiarism but I thought maybe my flist could help in the meantime so I can make a full report at SP)
 
 
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Nikki: ats: angel does NOT approvenikkiwawa79 on July 17th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
LOL if you can't write fic, why steal other peeps works? Sooner or later, you will get caught! If she's done this, who knows how many people she's ripped off in her other stories. Wow. This is just...sad.

lmao@at the "some lines by spikeaholic! WTF If anything, she should have took those lines out because it's not hers!
Kelly: ATS: Queen C Doesn't Approvexlivvielockex on July 31st, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
I doubt her getting caught has done anything. I mean, how many people are members of S_P?
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Kelly: LOTS: R/K RAWR!xlivvielockex on July 31st, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
I have no sympathy for plagiarists. None. The thing is, she doesn't seem the least bit sorry for it, which makes it even worst imho.
And no one dared to disturb the sounds of silencesagee_x3 on July 17th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Honestly, if you can't write, why take someone else's hard work? I can't write fic, though I would love to. But, there is no way that I would steal someone else's fic. I hope someone stops this.
Kellyxlivvielockex on July 31st, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
S-P filed a report but honestly, the impression I got from the person handling the case is that she was so clueless and she just didn't care that she was stealing.