October 7th, 2010

bc mod [literati]

Modpost: Accusation of Plagiarism

On Monday morning, I received an email telling me that a recent fic here at Bloodclaim "seems very much like Twilight Time by Shadow - even some of the wording is the same". I took a quick look at the (then) single chapter that was up, and realised that, yes, there might be a problem. So, I spent several hours comparing the new fic with Shadow's Twilight Time, and ended up with, IMO, more than could be handwaved away as 'honest mistakes' or 'unintentional'. Paragraphs worth of potential problems.

I contacted the author of the problem fic and informed them that a complaint had been made, that I had investigated and decided that there was indeed enough similarity to warrant handing the matter over to stop_plagiarism so that they could make the final decision.

I did not do this lightly. I did not do this frivolously. I hate having to do this sort of thing. I am thankful that in the seven years (next month!) that this comm has been active, we have had remarkably little in the way of kerfuffles and wank and plagiarism problems.

This isn't just a matter of similar themes, a few plot points in common, an identical sentence or two. This was whole paragraphs, whole conversations, slightly reworked but still recognisable when viewed alongside the original.

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  • bmblbee

Bamboo Flute

Title: Echo of a Bamboo Flute
Author: BmblBee
Rating: NC17
Paring: Spike/Xander
Disclaimer: The Bee owns none of the characters or products named in this story
and makes no profit from it.

Author's note: The Bee does not claim to be an expert in the Viet Nam war, nor
in the symptoms or treatment of PTSS.
Warning: Angst. Misery. Mentions of war and all bad things that come with war.
Strong language and sexual M/M content.

Summary: HAU. This is the third and final installment in the Hang Ten trilogy. It
is three years from the summer of 1965 and two years since Xander was drafted
into the Army. When he returns, he is damaged both physically and emotionally
and it is up to Spike to try and reach him and give him back his life.

Special thanks to Naughty_Fae for the encouragement and to Silk_ Labyrinth for the
spelling and punctuation beta. Any other errors are on the Bee.

Link to previous chapters HERE

Chapter 26

Call Me.....

Title: Call Me.... (An S/X story utilizing the plot of the 1980 movie American Gigolo.) Original writing.

Warnings: HAU, OCC, Male prostitution, casual drug use, M/M sex, mentions BDSM, adult themes, abuse, murder (not main characters), plot driven and there is little actual graphic sex. BTVs characters are used for familiarity but are NOT in their Sunnydale personas. If you recognize snippets of dialogue, they're from the movie.
Unbeta'd: All free range boo boos are mine and should be left unmolested.
Rating: NC17 overall.
Pairing: S/X With brief mentions of William/OC. (William=A human incarnation of SPIKE not BTVS William.)
Status: COMPLETE and posted daily. 18 Chapters + Epilogue Approx. 28,000 words. Varying chapter lengths.
Author: Naughty_Fae
Comments: Comment if you want to, though it would be nice to know someone is reading it.
Disclaimer: I own nothing, everything belongs to someone who is not me. I write for fun not profit.

My heartfelt thanks to my dear friend Bmblbee for her pre-reading & support in the writing of this story.

Link to previous chapters HERE

Distribution:My LJ

Summary: William is a high class Gay, male prostitute living and working in Beverly Hills. His clients are rich and powerful older men with families and reputations to lose. When he is framed for murder he finds out just who his friends are.

Chapter 7/18+Epilogue