(Really, we’re trying to do more general Twilight Fandom crap, but this whole publishing phenomenon has spread worse than a case of herpes, and the hypocrisy is a lollercoaster of amazing.)

This all starts out with a thorough Nonnie Mouse. She sent us a twank on someone else, but we don’t have enough lulz for that yet, so we’re twanking her second suggestion, because Twanker in question just gives us so much material.

We’ll start with the A/N, because doesn’t everything?

5.21.10 I’m posting this here as well, since there have been several people who started the story after the fact, and have sent hateful reviews. After an agonizing process, I made the decision to pull NYA from FFN and Twilighted, because I want to try to publish it. I’ve been told by many with experience that this is the first step, and it should have been done long before now, but I chose to allow my readers to finish the story. I’m really sorry you missed out, but I’ve worked hard to help out those who were in the middle of the story. If you just found it today, please don’t send me hateful reviews. Thanks.

DISCLAIMER: Stephanie Meyer owns any and all things Twilight. The plot belongs to me!

That’s a lot of self-importance, allow us to translate:

*BAWWW BAD REVIEW*

*I’M GOING TO BE LYKE A REEL ARTHUR OMG!*

*MY REVIEWERS TOLD ME I WAS LYKE SO AWESUM*

*STOP HAVING OPINIONS BAWWW*

*MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT*

One wanky A/N for all that wasn’t enough. She added another to the bottom a month or so later.

AN: 7.5.10 A new note thanks to all the messages – some not very kind.

First off, this story was completed on May 2, two months ago. I waited until the reviews had all but stopped coming in before I pulled, and that was on May 21st. I knew there were a few still reading, so I created a temporary, private Live Journal account for those people to finish it. That account was left open for over a month, and I’ve only recently taken it down. Of course, it turns out there were over 100 people still reading, many of whom had never reviewed. It’s very difficult to know who is still following your story when they aren’t telling you about it.

I understand readers frustration with authors pulling, but please don’t take it out on me. I feel I’ve done more than most authors who pull their stories. Some have asked why I even bothered to post this story here if I was going to pull it. The reason is because when I began writing NYA, I had NO idea I would try to publish. I was simply enjoying FF at the time, and wanted to get back into writing because it’s always been something I enjoyed. I didn’t realize until about halfway through that it had the potential (and I’m still not sure it does) and even then it took me quite a while to get the guts to do it. It’s not an easy decision for a writer, and it’s never black and white. I will say that I was advised by several people to pull the story well before it was finished if I had intentions of publishing, but I didn’t want to do that to my readers.

I feel I’ve done the best I could, and at the end of the day, this is my story, and something I need to do for myself.

Secondly, if you’re going to leave an unsigned review with a nasty remark about a story that’s been published for a while, be sure to spell disappointed correctly.

That’s a lot of inaccuracy and reviewer bashing, allow us to translate:

*BAWWW BAD REVIEW*

*BAWWW YOU DIDN’T REVIEW*

*PUBLISHING FANFICKSUN IS SO HARD *

*MY REVIEWERS TOLD ME I WAS LYKE SO AWESUM*

*MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT* *MISGUIDED OWNERSHIP ATTEMPT*

*REVIEWER BASHING* *REVIEWER BASHING* *REVIEWER BASHING*

We don’t want to beat any decaying equine-centric corpses, but if we did, we’d probably just link these again. But then again, we wouldn’t even have to, because the author, EBalways, has already read our blog. We bet that went well!

Just to show we twank all sides, all the time, EBalways had a few laughs over the RPL twank.

But then, we guess she caught of wind our whole stealing is stealing, even when you’re stealing by means of publishing fanfiction theme.

Then, we guess she caught wind of our whole links with facts which prove you can’t publish fanfiction thing.

And we weren’t really funny anymore.

='(

So she’s going to ignore the law opinions of others, because it can’t just be that she might be wrong. No. The entirety of fandom and copyright law must be wrong (unless we’re mocking other plagiarists). JUST LOOK AT RUSSET NOON!

Right.

To tie it all in a bow, she even has a blog, where she documents the long, windy path she must endure to search/replace the names and places edit the plagiarism story into a marketable masterpiece. This same blog boasts the twanktastic long-winded self discussion about her own stories, constructed criticism vs nitpicking/bawwww, and of course, the popular girls of fandom whose ginormous EGOS are holding us all down rant.

That sounds fun! Let’s quote this one!

Egos seem to flare when a fic becomes uber popular, and everyone in the fandom is flailing over the writer. I don’t get it; you just wrote a story using someone elses characters. You didn’t create world peace or solve the homeless problem. You wrote story that’s easy to read and loaded with sex. Good on you…

Which is definitely not the same as posting fanfiction without the intention of publishing, but then pulling it and attempting to do so once it’s gotten 5,800 reviews. Uh huh.

…I’ll complain about readers, too.

We never saw that coming.

I’ve not had too much of a problem as far as pulling NYA, but I’ve seen sites discussing how wrong it is to pull fan fiction and try to turn it into original work. Really? Why? Because you can’t read it for free?

Well… we we’re going to say because it’s unethical and not legal, but that’s about the same thing, in a roundabout way.

I’m sure only about 1% of the fics that get pulled for publishing go anywhere, but the people complaining about it don’t seem to realize what it takes to write a story.

Hey now. That offends us. We can make grammatically incorrect porn with “Edward/Bella” names too. That’s how SM got started, you know. She posted Twilight online first to use someone else’s audience as a guinea pig too. We all know what it takes to write a real story here.

ETA: FLOUNCITY FLOUNCE FLOUNCE

From her FFn profile

Due to unforeseen issues, I have to leave the Twific community. Thanks to all who have supported me throughout my experience, and I’m truly sorry to all those reading. I don’t like disappointing anyone. There is so much going on in my life, and I’m just not able to keep up with fan fiction any more. This was a tough decision, and I ultimately had to decide what was best for myself. Take care, and please remember to have fun with fan fic. That was the intent all along.

She buhleted her Blogger, took her ball and went home. Never mind that she promised all the readers she was complaining about that she would definitely complete The Hostage and not pull it.

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Comments
  1. Anne Nonnie Mouse says:

    “DISCLAIMER: Stephanie Meyer owns any and all things Twilight. The plot belongs to me!”

    “Secondly, if you’re going to leave an unsigned review with a nasty remark about a story that’s been published for a while, be sure to spell disappointed correctly.”

    And if you’re going to rip off Stephenie Meyer, at least spell “Stephenie” correctly.

    Please and thank you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Totally unrelated but…this is the best fandom site ever. I can’t stop laughing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Uh, I write fanfic and even though I know how “hard” it is to write a story, I still think “attempting” to “publish” it is extremely lame.

    • LikeImTelling says:

      Me too. I’ve written more than one fan fiction story and trying to get it published is really lame, and kinda illegal. Do you really think a reputable publisher is going to take a former fan ficition story seriously? Can you see going on the Today show to publisize the story, “And (author here) is it true this was a Twilight fan fiction story first?” Author “Well I worked really hard on it, I mean I used her characters, and her fans read my stuff, but it’s completely mine I swear it.”

  4. Anonymous says:

    LOL I love it. Twifandom, I drink your hypocrisy. I drink it up.

  5. Twilight slush says:

    Has anyone read her stories? I got through the first 10 chapters and then flounced. It was repetitive “no I love you Edward. I live you more Bella.”

    Poor girl has a long way to go if she thinks there is a book deal in her future.

  6. holy shit says:

    Wow, you guys have really done your homework. If it wasn’t so on the mark, it would be just a tad stalkerish and OCD. rofl

  7. Anonymous says:

    “I’ve not had too much of a problem as far as pulling NYA, but I’ve seen sites discussing how wrong it is to pull fan fiction and try to turn it into original work. Really? Why? Because you can’t read it for free?”

    Turn it into ORIGINAL work? Original being the first of something? New, fresh, innovative? See that’s the problem, once you’ve posted it all over the internet for everybody and her dog to read for free, it’s no longer NEW or FRESH or INNOVATIVE. It’s also not original, your work using Stephenie Meyer’s characters, their hair colour, their birthdates, etc was NEVER original.

    If something has to be REWORKED into something ORIGINAL then why not just, oh I don’t know, WRITE SOMETHING OF YOUR OWN THAT’S NOT FANFICTION!?

    I know, how silly of me to suggest that! You’d have to *gasp* come up with your own characters. You’d have to start with a fan base of ZERO.

    I am one of those people who has a problem with fanfiction being pulled and reworked into original fiction. I’ll NEVER buy it, not ever.

    I love fanfiction. I love that fanfic authors share their work with us for free and I truly hope they continue to do so. I just wish some of them, not all, but some, wouldn’t take themselves so seriously.

  8. AnyonymouslyLOL'ing says:

    This girl is one of the biggest idiots in the fandom these days, between her blog rants, her twitter rants and the fact that she “pulled to publish” YET STILL LEFT A COPY OF THE FUCKING STORY ON THE INTERNET, just makes me laugh harder at her.

  9. Anonymous says:

    YOU CAN’T PUBLISH FANFICTION.

    And these so-called “publishers” that take these former fanfic stories, are totally shitting on every single writer out there who has worked so hard to be legitimately published.

    If you really, really want to be a writer, then be one and don’t start out with fanfiction. Simple as that.

  10. Anonymous says:

    5 stars just for the photo.
    Now, I’m REALLY asking myself who you might be! This is fun

  11. Anonymous says:

    just for the photo 5 stars. That was hilarious.
    And I suppose everyone likes to laugh at others but when they point at them they don’t like it anymore 😦 buu

  12. STFU says:

    Those damn readers! They fuck up everything…you know with reading, reviewing, following and favoring stories! What assholes! Don’t they know that they’ve screwed up any chance I had of turning this story I based completely on someone else’s ideas into an “original” novel. How dare they copy and paste?!? I only begged them to “press that little button” at the end of each and every update. I can’t believe they think I wouldn’t try to make eleventy billion dollars on my story that was based on that other story that made the vamp chick her own eleventy billion dollars! Pfft. See if I thank any of you in the A/N of my big famous book! Published books have A/Ns right?

  13. Anonymous says:

    This girl is just so desperate. Desperate to be liked, desperate to be taken seriously, desperate to get reviews, desperate to think her writing is the least bit interesting or compelling, desperate to think her opinion on anything matters. She reeks of ‘tries way too hard all the time,’ and yet has so little to show for it.

  14. Anonymous says:

    as usual- nail…hammer… 🙂

  15. Dipshits says:

    You’re all entitled to your own opinions, but why can’t you post your own names on here? Why hide behind your anonymous titles? Doesn’t that make you hypocrites? You seem to think you’re all big and bad, calling so and so out, yet … you don’t even post your own names. It’s a little lame, don’t you think?

    After all, if you’re going to talk shit about people, why not own it instead of hiding? Kind of takes the guts out of the whole thing if you ask me.

    • tattletale says:

      because it has been proven time and time again in this fandom that the minute you cop to something- the lynch mob is formed and the spoons and forks come out! The only way to hold anyone accountable in this fandom is to do it anonnie…

    • twankhard says:

      Doesn’t that make you hypocrites?

      Yes. It is a blast. Refer to our first twank. Don’t forget the puppy kicking and murder.

    • reallycuriousnow says:

      Dear Dipshits, why don’t YOU start by telling us YOUR name, mmmmh?

  16. Oh by the way says:

    Ever heard of the Pride and Prejudice sequels? They started out as fan fiction.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been on board all along, but gotta say I’m a little disappointed in this post.
    I don’t see the issue here. She pulled her fic and was fairly accommodating. She’s got a right to do whatever she wishes with her story. Pull it, move it, print it, roll it and smoke it… whatever.

    I’m not a copyright lawyer, and I’m fairly sure you aren’t either, maybe we should leave the issue of FF and copyrights to the legal experts. It’s a grey area to be sure, and no sense spouting off stuff that is incorrect.

    I’ve been loving the blog so far… but this one is reaching, Twanked.

    • Anonymouse says:

      Er, it’s not a grey area. At all. It’s pretty black and white and numerous links to the relevant laws were provided in a previous post.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Ok, kiddies, I’m NOT AFRAID to say I am here. I agree with what’s been said and while, I’m at it, The Lurker and I both have an extensive list of fics, some pulled, some not, some flounced, some…well, just not worth it but we are fic hoarders.

    We Lurk around ADF.

    If you are looking for something specific, ASK.
    We respect ADF’s ‘No fic sharing’ policy.

    Threaten us for copyright? Well, duh, please see above.

    Sharing loud and proud.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, guys I didnt’ realize the penname rule. *face palm x infinity*

    I will rephrase by saying We have a whole bunch of fics. We will share, we are on adf.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, I forgot pennames can’t be ‘name’ names.
    Ok, kiddies, I’m NOT AFRAID to say I am here. I agree with what’s been said and while, I’m at it, The Lurker and The Mominator (ME) both have an extensive list of fics, some pulled, some not, some flounced, some…well, just not worth it but we are fic hoarders.

    We Lurk around ADF.

    If you are looking for something specific, ASK.
    We respect ADF’s ‘No fic sharing’ policy.

    Threaten us for copyright? Well, duh, please see above.

    Sharing loud and proud.

  21. Oh by the way says:

    The point regarding Pride and Prejudice starting out as fan fiction has nothing to do with copyright. The point was that it started as fan fiction and was in fact, published.

    These stories that are being pulled – stories you’re making fun of – if they ever see the light of day in the real publishing world – will have to be so gutted and changed that they won’t be recognizable as a fan fiction piece. That’s only if they get that far.

    Will they? I doubt it. But to make a blog and call people out like this over something as silly as fan fiction is just juvenile.

    And I agree with dipshits: if you don’t have the guts to do anything but lurk, you’re just as foolish as these authors calling foul. If you really believed in what you were saying, you wouldn’t worry about the pitchforks being pulled out. You’d have the fortitude to stand by your beliefs. But you don’t. You’re just … starting drama for the sake of stroking your own egos.

    • oooohyousmart says:

      Congratulations on being so mature. They’re saving you a seat at the adult table. In the meantime we’ll just suck on our pacifiers like big fucking babies.

      In regards to the anonymity, I imagine it’s something similar to a secret ballot. I doubt you’d be so willing to state what could be considered a controversial opinion in a situation where dissension is persecuted. Before you start spouting off about this being the inane world of Twilight, I’ll concede that this is in no measure comparable to say the Spanish Inquisition, but still, women in this fandom are vicious. Deny it. I dare you. Women in general are vicious to one another. I’m sure you remember middle school. Rather than get your panties in a wad try to appreciate that everyone had the right to their opinion and I’m sure there are plenty of forums in which people delight in massaging the egos of fanfic authors. Move along if this ain’t your cup of tea.

  22. Oh by the way says:

    And wait a minute. If you’re saying sequels and rip-offs are not illegal, then what’s the issue? Because you’re also saying that fan fiction stories are essentially rip-offs, so going by your logic, that solves the problem. Change the characters/distinctive traits and they ARE rip-offs, not copyright violations.

    • p&p minus copyright =//= twilight plus copyright says:

      read again, please. pride and prejudice rip-offs are not illegal because that novel is not protected by copyright.

      twilight rip-offs ARE illegal because the twilight series IS protected by copyright.

      that’s a tiny little difference that has big legal impact.

  23. Imma Nonnie Toooo says:

    This makes me very happy that I have fic download OCD & DL’d this story. Never read it & forgot all about it tbh. Can’t wait to offer it up on Twitter.

    Wank is delish

  24. AnonymousHonesty says:

    I’m trying to see her side but I’m not seeing it. If she wasn’t trying to publish The Hostage as well she would have marked it complete and just said she’s taking some time away from the fandom.

    But to make a HUGE announcement and be so damn vague to sympathy dollars when Near You Always gets published I’m struggling.

    Authors claiming “I’m leaving the fandom” in a huge uproar is just as bad as when they complain about a reader making a huge announcement on flouncing. It’s screams of attention.

    Family comes first as always but just leave it up and move on. Taking TH down look shady as in a ploy.

    I will be watching Omnific just in case.

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