December 15, 2009

Differently able

Being severely depressed can lead to achieving, um, different things in your life. I, for example, just finished Grand Theft Auto IV: Liberty City. Legacy of depression leading to much time spent on a couch.


Depressing &()## game, too.

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December 2, 2009

Plagiarist, I see.

I know the Internet is the 'brave new frontier.' I know there are those who think 'information should be free.' But things like this still really steam my bacon.

As most of the miniscule number of people who read this blog know, I write for the website '' under a pseudonym, 'The Custodian.' I write a great deal of stuff there (over a million words in the past decade). Today, Googling for statistically improbable phrases to determine if anyone had linked to a work of mine, I found instead that someone who seems to be a student at Daytona State College has stolen the work in its entirety. The story is called 'The New York Magician', and some few parts of it (not all of it, and not all she stole and claimed as her own) are posted on this blog.

She has posted it to (I'm not going to link to it) claiming it as her own work, and has submitted it to NaNoWriMo.

I'm pretty pissed about this, I should say. Time to go learn about DMCA takedown notices.

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