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Author has written 8 stories for Pokémon, Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Seinfeld.
San Diego Uber Alles!
Greetings and welcome to my temple. I am Sir Mach the Azure Knight. My pen-name is German because I'm quite fond of the German Language ever since I visited Munich (Munchen) back in '07.
I enjoy playing video games and watching anime.
Racism is wrong, no matter the circumstance. If you believe racism is wrong no matter what, copy and paste this in your profile.
Likes: family, friends, eating, sleeping, video games, anime, sudoku, reading, basketball, 80s music (it gets my adrenaline rushing)
Dislikes: racism, incest, drugs, alcohol, rapists, child abusers, pedophiles, homophobia, the government, plagiarism, spam, and politicians
Occupation: aerospace/mechanical engineer (GO GATORS! GO AZTECS!)
Favorite Naruto Pairings: NaruHina (Narusaku is a close second) and LeeSaku (I dislike Sasuke)
Favorite Pokemon Pairings: AbilityShipping and LuckShipping
Pluto was declared no longer a planet on August 27, 2006, because it was "too small" and "off its orbit" for some scientists' likings. If you think Pluto should still be a planet, copy and paste this to your profile. LONG LIVE PLUTO!
A message for those who discontinue fics: You started it. You finish it. If you have to put it on hiatus indefinitely because you're time-poor, then that's fine. Just finish it, even if it takes you 20 years. Please don't leave us hanging.
I don't support Eliminator or what they do (unless an author commits plagiarism), and I'm not responsible for your favorite fic or author quitting or losing their story. I'd tell you this myself, and I'd gladly laugh at them with you, but you haven't left a name, so that kills that. But it's really sad to see you hate me for the wrong reasons. If, however, you want to flame me and hate me for my writing/personality/religion/race/favorite stories/other absurd reasons/just because, go ahead, if that will make you happy. Be honest though.
I do provide constructive criticism and advice. If I critique your story harshly (which I occasionally do), take it as a sign that your story has great potential, not as a flame. Harsh critiques indicate that I am a fan of your story and that I am willing to help you improve. I'm by and large opposed to flaming and reporting violations to the guidelines given most violations are minor and that I don't always agree with the rules (though I do respect them).
That said, I draw the line at the following infractions.
Spam: This site is for stories, not to sell products. Please upload your spam somewhere else, and don't forget to serve eggs with it. I won't report you, but someone else will. ;3
Racist/sexist slurs: Whether you flame me or not, don't use racist/sexist slurs please. Thank you very much.
Posting personal information: As the site guidelines say, privacy is limited.
Rape, minus the comeuppance: If you write a story involving rape, you better punish the rapist hard.
Plagiarism: The mother of all plagues. Say what you want about offenders who use real people or post author's notes as chapters, but they are choir children compared to plagiarists. I won't just report you if you steal a fic; I will also encourage others to report you as well. If you are going to borrow work from someone else, credit that person AND ask for permission at all costs! No exceptions! If you're too lazy to write your own story or post a disclaimer, then get your ass off of this site and come back when you're more honest.
It's official. Trolls love to steal stories. Plagiarism will sink FFN's ship if you ask me.
Pathetic Excuses Conjured By Plagiarists:
1. You don't have any stories!
Me: Nice try. I have 8 stories. I wrote 7 of them on my own and received written permission from another author to continue his/her story. My blood, sweat, and tears went into them all to varied extents. You may have more stories than me, but you didn't write any of them.
2. This is a free country! I can write anything I want!
Me: Go ahead and write anything you want, as long as you write what you want on your own. Plagiarism is not writing what you want. It's stealing.
3. You have no right to judge me!
Me: Oh really? You are correct in the sense that I don't have the right to judge you, but how about you look in the mirror. You're judging me to be a gullible fool when you steal work from others. Ergo, I'll judge you back for judging me, rights be damned.
4. Plagiarism is fan fiction!
Me: On the contrary, there is a fine line between plagiarism and fanfics. Fanfics are original spin-offs of canon by fans. Plagiarism is theft.
5. You are wrong! You have no proof!
Me: If I am wrong, then I apologize. Having said that, I always have proof if I am right.
6. Plagiarism isn't against the rules!
FYI, it is very much against the terms of service. Have you read the copyright policy? Besides, plagiarism goes beyond violating site guidelines. Plagiarism violates literary integrity and just about any common code of ethics that a person observes. It is pathetic.
7. Screw the guidelines!
I dislike many of the guidelines as much as you do, so we're in the same boat. However, I draw the line at plagiarism because it violates personal and literary integrity, never mind the guidelines. You have to draw the line somewhere right?
8. Everyone else borrows text and plots from one another, so why can't I?
Me: Borrowing text and plots from other authors is acceptable as long as you ask permission and credit the original authors. If you have a sense of decency and at least do the latter (i.e. crediting the original authors), then I'll go easy on you.
9. I'm sorry! I forgot it belonged to someone else!
Me: Don't apologize to me. Apologize to the author you stole from. In addition, don't give me the lame excuse that you forgot. You had plenty of time to ask permission and credit the original author(s) before you got caught.
10. I couldn't help myself! I wanted attention!
Me: If you want attention, then be original and write your own story. People will appreciate you more that way. You never know, I could end up being your biggest fan if you write an original story.
11. I'm just figuring out how to post stories!
Me: You can do so by writing a trollfic instead. I'll even let spam, one-word entries, and gibberish slide as long as you don't cross the line of theft. Anything but plagiarism!
12. I didn't steal jack squat! (Insert original author) stole my work!
Me: BS!! Now you're a lying plagiarist! Why is your date of upload later than the original author's publishing date of upload? Hmm? If you can find a way to prove me and the site wrong I'll change my mind. I doubt that'll happen because the site is pretty accurate with its dates of publishing/updating. Until then, grow up.
13. It's only a joke!
Me: Plagiarism is not a prank, joke, or thrill. It's a crime. In some places it can get you sued and jailed.
14. You have no life!
Me: Your words aren't sticks and stones, so they can't break my bones. If insulting me makes you happy, then by all means keep at it.
15. Who cares? I'll do what I want! What are you going to do about it?
Me: Simple. I'll give you 2 days to take your copy down before I report you for plagiarism. :3
16. You're such a tattle-tale! Why don't you shut up and go join Critics United? You'll fit in just fine!
Me: I don't report every violation out there like CU does. I only report plagiarists. Comparing me with CU members is like comparing chocolate and onions. We don't mix. Besides, I don't report plagiarists right away. First I threaten to report, and then I give the plagiarist two days to take copy-pastas down voluntarily.
17. Isn't this site about unleashing you imagination?
Me: By plagiarizing stories, you are pilfering someone else's imagination. It takes zero imagination to plagiarize, so don't use the motto to defend theft.
18. It's only a parody!
Me: Parodies are NOT directly copied from the original script. Watch Spaceballs if you want a clear-cut definition of a parody.
Bottom Line: If you committed plagiarism on accident and it was truly an honest mistake, then do the right thing and come clean. Take your copy down while you're at it. If you come clean, you'll earn my respect.
If I added your copy-pasta to the Wanted List Community, take it down. I haven't reported you for plagiarism yet, but I will within 2 days of adding it to the Wanted List.
Update: I will NOT report stories unless they involve plagiarism or copyright infringement.
Update: For the record, TAPIR has ousted 103 plagiarists/infringers.
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