Desiderius Price

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  1. Must confess… this post in @Praetor ‘s topic irked me, but it didn’t feel right replying in a thread (where, no offense, not reading the relevant story).

    16 hours ago, Guest Nappa said:

    Is the author ever coming back or can we see if someone else can take the stories over 

    The sense of self-entitlement here reeks, IMO, threatening a hostile takeover of a story because the author might be having a life outside of writing.


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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Now, AFF policies are a bit more stringent than the other sites.  In addition to plagiarism, AFF doesn’t allow fanfic of fanfic (unless credited with permission of that other author); FFN is silent, AO3 has an “inspired by” annotation.  I make the distinction given that’s how I caught the writing-as-a-hobby bug; I was inspired by another fanfic, and I do credit that other author in the relevant fanfic (not posted here).

    3. Praetor


      Does that mean there're no 50 Shades of Grey fics?  Since that's already Twilight fan fiction??  And how do you have more tags than stories?  That doesn't sound mathematically possible.  Anyways, thanks for the support peoples, I didn't know how much I needed that.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      50 shades “filed the serial numbers off”, removed the elements that made it fanfic.  For my sequel to the fanfic of a fanfic, I could’ve done the same to bring it to AFF, but it didn’t feel right IMO and that’s why it remains on FFN & AO3 instead (or track down that other author two decades later...).

      AO3 has 16M tags, 8M stories (according to their search engine).  As authors can freeform tags, they obviously got creative, like each story is required to create two tags, on average.  It’s so many that I check the “Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings” box to cover my arse. 

      But yeah, you’re welcome.  Supporting authors is a nice thing here, the forums, being able to whine or stick up for others, and have a shoulder to lean on when needed.