Update. New post. Gripe session. THE PURGE
So. FanFiciton recently did a purge and out of the 19 stories I had on my FF account, I now have three that remain.
The original member – FueledByChocolate – who reported my original FanFiction story which was the basis behind this blog, is no longer a member of CU and has changed her name from what it was when she was a member of CU. Off the top of my head, I don’t recall what it was. I do not know what happened. Maybe she got eaten by a large flesh eating dinosaur or something?
I don’t know. I just know I’m livid.
It would have been nice for FanFiction to send authors a note telling us that we had Y number of days until our stories would be deleted. I had no backup copies of the 16 stories of mine that were deleted.
Of the 16 stories, the breakdown is as follows:
ONE story was deleted for “Chat” script crap which is what that CU blowhard got on to me for
FIVE stories were deleted for “song lyrics” even though the song lyrics in my stories were MY OWN CREATIONS.
The rest of them, I didn’t even bother to look because I was so damn mad. That was years of work of mine just POOF gone.
As am I from FanFiction.
I’ll still keep this blog going. I’ll still be posting tips and hints from my readers. I’ll still support the writers of the stories I follow and review and read. I’ll still be fighting the good fight for the writers on FF who are being targeted unfairly because a few little trolls find it funny to get stories deleted. I have moved the remaining stories of mine to Archive Of Our Own just in case the other ones get deleted. I sent FanFiction a scathing email demanding to know why they deleted our stories without notice or at least giving us a chance to correct stories that were “in violation” or offering us a chance to prove that what they did was unfounded.
In the case of my deleted Grey’s Anatomy stories, the ones they claimed contained copyrighted lyrics were LYRICS I MADE MYSELF but did I get that chance to argue my point?
I did send FF an email but I flat out said in the opening line that I don’t expect a response because FFN Mods just simply don’t care. I also had some rather intense language about how they run the site and I wouldn’t be surprised of my account gets deleted (not the FF account associated with this blog. I have two. This one and my main one) I won’t hear back. My works are gone. My 90+ chapter fic that was the start of my blog here is gone and I don’t have a back up.
Yeah, I’m a bit cheesed off.
I know I’m behind on approving comments. I will get to that. I promise.
Now for an update and an explanation on the lack of posts by me:
My entire family has been uprooted from the east coast to Colorado for my husband’s job. I am looking forward to the fall and winter weather here though. I grew up not too far away from where we are now and my husband and I are both happy to be back near our families.
So, as things slow down and as my blood boiling point settles to a simmer, I’ll add more thoughts and whatnot to this blog.
If any of you have been a victim of the purge, please, in the comments tell me what happened and what FF Admin told you was the reason.