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RogueMudblood

Found because of Silver Degenerate

No prior thread identified.



Reviews calling this one out:

ReplyReportWithin myself chapter 4 . Apr 8, 2021

Well... really, I appreciate coming to read this story. Lately, it has been difficult for me to find good stories or with potential.Well, I would suggest you no longer do that since the risk that some reader may delete the story for plagiarism. I will recommend you edit those a bit to avoid those kinds of troubles. In any case, I have love these four chapters a lot, the interaction between characters is good, ecchi (I won't lie, most readers on this section look for ecchi) and the common thread of the story has been good, much more with the fact, that the end of this fourth chapter was sooo gooood~ It really increases the initial intrigue by the sinister voice and the goblin to the tenth power, so that's another element that you have handled quite well, the mystery. I also like the fact that you keep the characters on character, I will look forward to seeing how they -the characters- and the story itself will evolve as it has a lot of potential that I long to read and see being exploited. Sorry for any misspelling and bad grammar.

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Replyreport - NaruCrazy chapter 4 . Apr 8, 2021

Well I can see elements from "The Legacy of the Most Unpredictable Ninja" by RekkingPride (which imo is the best Naru/DxD crossover at the moment) with how Mio and Maria were introduced as well as Nonaka although your Naruto is different from the canon Naruto used there.

Considering the number of crossovers and where you took inspiration from, this would be a huge fanfic. Hope it doesnt get abandoned.

Looking forward to future updates.

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Replyreport - Shirou Emiya1 chapter 4 . Apr 8, 2021

Ok while reading all these four chapters i noticed on some parts that you copied those from the story called "legacy of the most unpredictable knucklehead" like the one with him meeting mio and maria for the first time with yuki watching them from afar which is in the 3rd chapter of that story even though you edited it a tiny bit, then theres his introduction to his class which again is changed a bit, all in all besides knowing where you got those parts from i have to admit that this got my attention since you added in chisato which to be honest the way you introduced her kinda reminded me of mikado from to love ru, also liked the fact that you had mio already seeing him as her brother and is already caring for him emotionally if her tears for him is any indication while shouting out his name so anyways you got my interest on this so keep it up



Suspect: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/13299699/PlasmaShaw

Wattpad account: www.wattpad.com/user/PlasmaShaw822

Story #1 of 1: The Darkness Returns [Mobile link: The Darkness Returns], posted 2021-04-08

Chapter 1

Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9957542/1/New-Devil-of-The-Gremory-House, published 2013-12-25

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4331905/Master-Attlon

Screens:

  • cdn-images.imagevenue.com/0b/f8/46/ME14T8QE_o.jpg - pub dates & comparisons 1 & 2
  • cdn-images.imagevenue.com/e1/85/f4/ME14T8QF_o.jpg - comparisons 3 & 4 – plagiarist takes the same section twice
  • cdn-images.imagevenue.com/60/b8/33/ME14T8QG_o.jpg - comparison 5

Additional plagiarism found:

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13657512/1/Carry-On-My-Wayward-Son, posted 2020-07-29 by https://www.fanfiction.net/u/10953274/SilverSurfer24

Also returned https://www.fanfiction.net/s/14002187/1/Reading-New-Devil-of-The-Gremory-House, which is authorized by OA per review:

reply - report - Master Attlon chapter 5 . Apr 1

Man I am always happy to see an update

SID 13857898 is also on the Wattpad account.

The gangland feel of the beginning is too established for someone who makes the mistake of c/p the same section twice from the same story into their plagiarised posting to have created it. I haven't identified its source, though. Will remove this note when I do.


Chapter 2

Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11431968/2/The-Legacy-of-the-Most-Unpredictable-Ninja, published 2015-08-07

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6868593/RekkingPride

Screens:

  • cdn-images.imagevenue.com/fa/b7/dd/ME14T8QJ_o.jpg
  • cdn-images.imagevenue.com/c3/d2/a0/ME14T8QK_o.jpg

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9775478/1/Devil-Ninja, published 2013-10-18

Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9775478/2/Devil-Ninja, this chapter published 2013-10-19

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1794030/The-Engulfing-Silence

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/5f/e7/13/ME14T8QI_o.jpg - stacked as: pub date, 13857898-2 v 9775478-2, 13857898-2 v 9775478-1 due to order in which plagiarist posted content they stole.

Other copies of the same content:

And one on Wattpad: www.wattpad.com/855277416-problem-human-in-supernatural-world-high-school/page/5

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7639419/11/ChallengeAThon, published 2013-07-06

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1794030/The-Engulfing-Silence

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/24/dc/1a/ME14T8QH_o.jpg - v SID 7639419-11

Again, several of the same postings above taking the same content, w/ LadyHayakawa also posting it here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12444396/5/Sovereign-Uprising

and chapter 1 of OA's SID 9775478.


Chapter 3

Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9775478/3/Devil-Ninja, this chapter published 2013-12-04

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1794030/The-Engulfing-Silence

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/fa/e7/d8/ME14T8QL_o.jpg - v SID 9775478-3

Also returned is Wattpad copy of OS: www.wattpad.com/story/24779663-devil-ninja, posted by www.wattpad.com/user/BrandonVarnell

Same section also taken by https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4689936/The-Athletic-Author and posted here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10703995/3/A-Shinigami-in-Kuoh (published 2014-09-20)

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9775478/4/Devil-Ninja, this chapter published 2014-01-24

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1794030/The-Engulfing-Silence

Screens:

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11431968/3/The-Legacy-of-the-Most-Unpredictable-Ninja, this chapter published 2015-08-10

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6868593/RekkingPride

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/62/db/38/ME14T8QQ_o.jpg


Chapter 4

The opening bears a resemblance to https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12000994/1/In-Each-Other-s-Shoes, published 2016-06-15, but it's not enough to not fall under the coincidence rule.

The section "Hello" to "Down here" is straight from Labyrinth, but not enough that suspect couldn't claim 'unintentional plagiarism' or 'pop culture reference' (the latter of which I would normally agree with, but the amount of cobblefic plagiarism in this one...). There are also a good number of missing articles and places where sentences were obviously spliced together.

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10244677/4/Kitsune-and-Hebi-of-Youkai-Academy, this chapter published 2014-05-27

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5384399/Fier66

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/bf/79/36/ME14T8QR_o.jpg

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11431968/1/The-Legacy-of-the-Most-Unpredictable-Ninja, published 2015-08-07

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6868593/RekkingPride

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/fb/8f/b1/ME14T8QS_o.jpg

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Source: divineverse.fandom.com/wiki/Sahariel

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/f8/c2/55/ME14T8QT_o.jpg

Several other stories using the same text. -sigh-


Chapter 5

Well, despite the fact that there are strong indications that this was lifted from elsewhere, I've yet to identify the content. I did, however, uncover an accusation of plagiarism in the Harry Potter fandom as a result of searches for the sources this suspect lifted. If you know where it came from, please let me know.

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Responds to the reviews calling out the plagiarism:

Second, I completely forgot to add on that the 2nd and 3rd chapters were inspired by both Devil Ninja (by The Engulfing Silence) and The Legacy of the Most Unpredictable Ninja (by RekkingPirde)

and

To, Within myself* thank you so much for your comment, you are absolutely right and I will not be using anything else from those or any other fics again and I will try to come up with alternative update for those chapters, I just couldn't come up with a good enough scene that allowed Naruto, Mio and Maria to meet other than that one, (If any one hasn't read The Legacy of the Most Unpredictable Ninja by RekkingPirde, Go read it, it's amazing)

Then encourages others to engage in plagiarism by doing a reaction piece to this posting, from which they have made no attempt to account for everything they stole or to remove the content on which they were called out and/or admitted. This isn't just one scene. This isn't just one sentence. This is wholesale sections of The Engulfing Silence's and RekkingPride's work, lifted and spliced with bits and bobs in between, and sometimes the same section is taken more than once.

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We've said this before: inspiration and copying are *not* the same thing. Being inspired is how fan fiction came about back in the olden days when it was circulated through fanzines that exchanged hands through mailing lists and at conventions. Those early fan works, to my knowledge, didn't include copying. And for those who don't know, this copying trend, this idea that taking someone else's work and posting it up like you wrote it while changing a few words or splicing it with another scene -that you stole from a different fan writer- constitutes writing is why George R.R. Martin has spoken out against fan fiction in the past.

Writing prompts are inspiration. Famous quotes that lead you to write an entire story with just that one thought as your ultimate focus – that's inspiration.

Copying isn't writing, and copying someone else's work isn't being inspired by them.

It's stealing from them.

Unless you have permission, and if you're trying to hide what you've done, you most certainly do not have permission.

Further, even if any of the material that I haven't matched to a source is original, I will always question it. And readers who recognized that this is cobblefic will always wonder where the other pieces were lifted from so they can go read that original story. PlasmaShaw, if they have written any of the material themselves, have done themselves a great disservice because there will never be certainty that the content they post is actually theirs. There will always be a question of where that content readers don't recognize originated – most especially because of how it flows and the fact that PlasmaShaw didn't even make the barest attempt to make the spliced sections mesh. If there was no care taken there, then how can anyone reasonably believe that the unidentified content wasn't stolen from another fan author, or is part of a piece from one of the already identified victims of this plagiarist?

And if you need any evidence that PlasmaShaw is unrepetant, they only 'apologized' for the two stories that readers identified in the reviews. They made no attempt to acknowledge all of the other sources they stole from, proving the 'apology' a sham from the get, since the first piece I verified as stolen was neither of the two this thief acknowledged.

Need more proof? Up to their old tricks in chapter 6...


Chapter 6

The section regarding the dog being killed by the creature in the vomit – I haven't identified the source.

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12491669/3/The-Inheritors-of-Kiva, this chapter published 2017-05-20

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2499045/chronos-the-cookie-thief

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/e3/1f/1b/ME14T8QW_o.jpg

This one, unlike everything identified before and after, is almost entirely paraphrase plagiarism.

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6052602/6/The-Darkness-of-Konoha, this chapter published 2012-09-16

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2398928/TheBadPanda

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/91/03/ec/ME14T8QU_o.jpg

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Original Story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9775478/4/Devil-Ninja, this chapter published 2014-01-24

Original Author: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1794030/The-Engulfing-Silence

Screen: cdn-images.imagevenue.com/c0/c9/f6/ME14T8QV_o.jpg

...what was that before about not taking anything else from this specific story?



One of the screens has been removed. The posting in question had 3 screens, so it's not a detriment to the report. The reason it was removed is because of the content of the screen itself. It can be provided to Xing still, directly, if needed - but it will not be reuploaded, nor will I provide it via e-mail to anyone else. ~RMB

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