ImmortalMelody
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If you're reading this, you're probably wondering where my stories have gone. I've deleted my stories for the reasons listed below the line break. It was no easy task, especially taking down Sachiko. I know people will be sad, and it's gut-wrenching to be the cause of said thing, but I have happy memories of the first time I released it, and I hope many people can hold onto them, too.


I used to think fanart was legal, if you didn't make a profit from it, but apparently not, according to US law (unless the work is transformative or a parody. It's also legal if you're doing it for yourself without sharing it). According to the fanart video on Deviantart, even passing a picture that you drew of a copyrighted character to your friend in class is considered distribution! That amazed me. But doing something that's against the law doesn't sit well with me. That's brings me to my second reason: scanlations.

I did some research about scanlations and found out how they manage to get translations done so quickly: they depend on leaked material so that they can translate pages before the official release. Tite Kubo, author of Bleach, has received tweets from English-speaking fans asking about what happened in chapters before they were even released in Japan!

Yes, I read scanlations. I knew it wasn't altogether right. It was great because there was no way I could afford the volumes, and the day all the updates came out on was a highlight in my week. I'd been doing it for years, and everyone was doing it saying it was great publicity for manga; there was no way American/Europians would even get into manga without scanlations. Valid points and great when you want to ignore the hard-to-swallow truth. When I have money, I'm going to support my favourite authors and the industry that will host many of the next generation's managaka. I've stopped reading scanalations, three weeks ago, at the height of multiple arcs where many of my favourite characters are coming back into the story.

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Subtlety by MadRabbit reviews
Caveat lector. Just when you think you have reached the summit, another mountain appears. Once nameless, once called 'Boy', he finds fame as Dracule Mihawk. Part XV: Having encountered pirates of all kinds, Mihawk meets his match in the Blind-eye pirates and a prediction of certain death.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 124,353 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 4/19/2009 - Mihawk
Treasure by Slim Gohan reviews
Garp, Roger, and Whitebeard get together, drink a lot, and talk about what they Treasure most in life.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,278 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/3/2010 - Garp, Gol D. Roger - Complete
The Greatest Party That NeverOfficiallyHappened by Slim Gohan reviews
On the eve of his first child being born, Garp has Gol D. Roger cornered once more. However, instead of fighting, Garp and Roger agree to throw the greatest party ever. This is the story of the party the World Government didn't want you to know about.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,943 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 217 - Follows: 16 - Published: 8/30/2009 - Garp, Gol D. Roger - Complete