After several months, I’ve finally managed to update Ibuprofen and Plasma. I hope you all enjoy the brand new chapter! It can be found here!
Hear ye! Hear ye! The school semester has started and with it, my muse has returned to it’s full and upright position at her writing desk. This chapter was supposed to feature Gwen with the flu and a sad Spencer because he couldn’t stay with her without running the risk of becoming ill himself. Instead, I remembered that Jenny was due to have a baby, and this lovely thing came out of nowhere! I do so hope you enjoyed it.
Well, life as some of you know is rather complicated, but this semester is rather chill. I mean, I finished my Chicano Literature reading in ten minutes! And my teachers all love me, so my life is a lot easier. Now if only those lovely college admissions would pop into my inbox and then life truly would be fantastic.
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You can catch the chapter here!
It’s taken several weeks and a minor epiphany to get this chapter done, but I did it. Please enjoy a brand new chapter of The Fool’s Card on Fanfiction.net.
Okay, so here’s what I would call a “bookflap” description for a book I stated for NaNoWriMo for 2011. I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s something I’m going to be working on for a while. It’s kind of close to my heart in a way, so it’s a great project for me.
Sorry for the swearing, but I have a lot of feelings.
I can’t even begin to explain the feelings I have right now. This episode ripped me apart and also made me extremely angry. I can’t believe the way they decided to do this episode. There were so many routes they could have taken and they decided to pick the lowest of the low blows, and I don’t think this was entirely appropriate.
Does anyone remember high school English class? For those of you still in high school English, you have my deepest sympathy because it’s completely whack. But for those of you who have experienced the same hell that I went through every year when it came to writing essays knows that the most repeated conversation is the Plagiarism talk. You know which one I’m talking about. The “I solemnly swear that I will not take another person’s hard work and credit it as my own. I will properly source any and all references that I make to ensure that the original author/writer/person gets credit. If I break this holy rule, I risk punishment in the form of a failed grade, and possibly a failed class, and further punishment, should it be deemed necessary.”
Guess what. Tumblr is your English class just ten times worse.
That gif set of the parallels between Once Upon a Time and Pirates of the Caribbean you just reposted is someone else’s essay on key themes in Great Expectations. That minimalist poster for Sherlock Holmes you just reposted is someone else’s paper on Hate Crimes against the LGBT community. The graphic of Alex Blake smiling that you reposted is someone else’s essay detailing the trials and tribulations of Robinson Crusoe as he tries to make it on an island away from any sort of civilization.
In the rules of civilized society, you don’t get to do that without someone pointing it out. Tumblr NOTICES. They notice because people are friends with the original poster, and you probably posted in the tracked tags. And make no illusions that because you aren’t a popular blog your repost won’t get around because I did that once, and it hasn’t gone away yet. Tumblr reblogs spread like epidemics.
And for god sake, can we stop with the “OMG! IT ACTUALLY BELONGS TO THIS PERSON BECAUSE THEY’RE THE ONES THAT MADE YOUR SOURCE! SHUT UP!!!” Because that’s bullshit and everyone knows it. Fanfiction sites have plagiarism clauses. You can’t steal a fic without someone reporting you and the story getting deleted because you stole a story that wasn’t written by you. Someone worked hard on a story and you don’t get to steal it. The same thing goes for fanart. Just because the show belongs to the producers and the studios does not mean that the fanart created is “stolen”. Just because my essay uses quotes, summaries, and paraphrases concepts from Robinson Crusoe, does not mean that my essay belongs to Daniel Defoe’s estate. If you plagiarized my essay, you stole from me, not Daniel Defoe’s estate. That essay is mine and I acknowledged the original source. If I made a gif of Ruby Lucas saying “hello” I am under no circumstances claiming that I own the show. Ruby Lucas.gif is MY Robinson Crusoe essay. Understand? It’s a part of a show, and I acknowledge that it’s not mine (normally in the tags, but sometimes in the text that follows it). Just like my quotes from Defoe’s classic are from the book, and I acknowledge them with proper notations.
There’s one rule, people. ONE RULE. Reblog, don’t repost. If you repost, you get an F in Tumblr Etiquette. Get an A and reblog.
Hey fellow Oncers,
I finished a chapter of Once Upon a Normal yesterday after pulling inspiration from the newest episode. Bae has entered Storybrooke, so let’s see what happens.
You can check it out here.
Okay. I managed to get a second update up on fanfiction.net. I hope all of you who are reading IAP didn’t mind the long wait. School and family come first after all.
Enjoy a brand new chapter here!
The last weeks leading up to my finals were filled with project after project. The day after finals I was on my way to see my grandmother and other family for Christmas. I didn’t write at all during this time. I spent it with my Uncle who will be serving on a Navy ship for the next nine months. So amidst school and family, the chapter has been in a state of near completion. But it’s done now. Thank you all for being patient while I work on the updates.
I’ll be trying to work with canon as much as possible, but some things will just have to change. So I hope you’re okay with that. Enjoy your new chapter of Once Upon a Normal, right here!
In the middle of research projects, university application essays, and the real world, I’ve got a brand new chapter for The Fool’s Card. I apologize for the delay in updates. Life has been a little more complicated than I anticipated, but I’m still writing so that’s good. Right?
Check out the new chapter here: (x)