WTF? Plagiarism.September 11, 2008 at 2:11 am | Posted in Rants | 53 Comments
Tags: GTFO, rage, WTF!?
I swore I was done ranting about any immature Shugo Chara fans, but this time it’s not even about Shugo Chara specifically. It’s hit a new low. And I am pissed off. Unlike before where it was just exhausting, this time…I’m actually angry and completely offended by this. There’s few things on the internet that I would take so seriously, but she’s found one.
I was plagiarized. My summary for episode 39 was copied with many of my little “(lol comments)” and only edited to take out the ones where I made fun of Tadase and changed to support Tadamu.
That’s right. Same annoying flamer. At first she amused me, but now congratulations you lazy-ass Tadamu fan. You’ve pissed me off. But hey, I’ll give give you what you want anyway. Have some traffic from my blog and learn to deal with the consequences of what you say.
To start off, did anyone notice the title of the blog in the url? SimplicityAnimeBlogger. Couldn’t think of your own despite your many super secret aliases that you use when flaming me? I’m surprised.
Of course, it was changed to “simpleanimeblogger” which the last time she flamed me got a small little eyebrow-raise from me. By now I recognize her IP address from all of her flames. Hence, I decided to look up “simple anime blogger” in wordpress and found my way to her plagiarism.
I don’t know if she’s really just the unoriginal, if she’s doing it to try and steal some views when people search for my blog, or if she’s just trying to piss me off. I don’t try to understand girls that create a blog, use “ur” and tons of exclamation points.
Sure, anyone can have a blog, but I think if you want to have some real readers, you should try to maintain the minimum level of professionalism.
Of course, the first look at our precious little plagiarizer’s blog tells us she’s lazy. Open for business with an entirely new blog and EVERYTHING is unorganized with the basic starting theme set in place. She’s starting brand new posts without even getting her actual blog fixed up.
Now, of course, none of that stuff would even bother me if it weren’t for the fact I’m holding the plagiarism against her and am determined to show off every other small thing wrong with her blog.
She kept the “Hello World!” post in there too for some reason. Not a thing is in there aside from what comes with the blog and her plagiarized post.
Now then…to the Episode 39 post. Here’s hers…here’s mine. Right away there’s something you can notice. See those crappy looking screencaps? That’s what it looks like when you take your screencaps from the HorribleRaws video. Like I did.
Then you should notice that every image is the same as mine in my episode 39 post. Then you can go right click, view image, and see that the url…links to my image.
I don’t actually mind that so much, since I don’t have to worry about bandwidth quite yet, but with her lack of interweb knowledge, I doubt she knows that. Once again, this wouldn’t bother me too much if it weren’t for the other crap, but it’s getting there.
What pissed me off was the blatant copy and paste job she did on MY summary while she specifically called it her summary. “Well heres my summary:” is what she said right before it. Bitch.
I don’t even need that to call it plagiarism. Plagiarze definition from Miriam-Webster:
to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own : use (another’s production) without crediting the source
No credit. It’s plagiarism.
Now then, let’s do a quick copy & paste of “her” summary.
Things open with Utau and her clearly awesome new song and ominousness. Then Tadase comes along and is bullied.Which made me cry.His flower he picked for his G-ma is crushed and he cries!!!!!!!!!So cute when cries!!!!!!!!
On the way to school Amu’s charas make fun of her yawning. She turns into a drooling fangirl for Tadase. Amu notices that he doesn’t seem to be feeling well but Tadase says he’s his usual self. Then when they go to class everyone’s talking about a new CD that apparently grants wishes (give you three guesses about whose it is). Neither Amu or Tadase know anything about it.
They talk about the CD more in the Garden. Supposedly it’s haunted or cursed or something too (I don’t know, I’m msotly guessing at meanings there). Then Yaya starts freaking Amu out with ghost stuff and Rima scares her too. Then Kairi and Musashi plot a little with the CDs.
Then cut to more Utau awesome singing. Enjoy it! They give the CD out for free to people. Everyone seems entranced by Utau singing or something.
After school Amu looks for Tadase because he wasn’t feeling well .Amu’s charas get all involved in her business (including Eru the angel of love), but Amu firmly ignores them this time. Amu finds Tadase in front of the planetarium. Amu brings up the planetarium’s nice caretaker and Tadase starts laughing. Inside the planetarium Amu learns that the caretaker is actually the first king (and we saw just before that he has a copy of the book from the…second episode too).
Tadase talks to Amu a little and says he wanted the CD too (or something). Amu asks what he’d want and he says something about being strong or something.Tadase then has a sad flashback about his dead dog Bessy,And his sick G-ma.Tadase explains a little about his grandma who I guess always told him to be strong and stuff. Then Tadase goes on more emo about not being able to find the embryo and some other crap. Then Kiseki gets all ticked at Tadase and talk him out of it or something. Amu joins in too.
Back at Amu’s house, Amu is thinking abotu Tadase and Kiseki, her charas all try to cheer her up. Eru interrupts with Utau love~! She brings up Dia and everyone goes emo again. Emo Amu talks about Dia and stuff (or whatever) and Eru falls asleep.
At Tadases house Tadase and Kiseki got in a fight so Tadase isnt Talking to him.He then takes out the CD Which Kairi put their probably.Kiseki is stuck into his egg because Tadase listens to it.Tadase walks off to a van with some other kids.Meanwhile Kairi is doing the dishes and feeling bad about what he did, putting the CD in Tadase’s bag under his sister’s orders.On her balcony, Amu is thinking about Tadase not feeling well.Amu sees a shooting star and wishes three times for Tadase to feel better. She gets hit in the face by Kiseki, learns all the news about Tadase, transforms into Amulet Heart, and rushes off to save him.
After flying around a bit, Amu sees all the kids and goes to check out what’s up. Then x-eggs start showing up and Kiseki’s egg starts turning into an x-egg. Specifically, as Amu thinks, like Dia.
Elsewhere, Dia has a reaction. Utau asks what’s wrong and Dia talks! She says nothing really, but still, Dia talked!
Amu sees Tadase and he’s all emo about flowers again. Then he sees Amulet Heart and starts to snap out of it. Amu talks about Dia and stuff to him and tries to get him to snap out of it more by telling him to remember about when Kiseki was born (or something). Then we get a flashback of when Kiseki was born, which was apparently caused by the flower sadness.More, sapping out of it occurs with encouragement from Kiseki. Then the Humpty Lock glows and a super transformation ensues.
Amu and Tadase team up and heal the eggs (with Tadase’s new attack) and Kairi and Musashi see it (when did they get there anyway?). Utau sees it as well, but she’s unimpressed. Amu does her open heart and bam, everyone’s healed. They see a bright glowing egg among all the healed eggs that quickly bounces away.
Kiseki and Tadase reunite and there’s a small moment with Tadase’s grandma and all seems to be well.
But in Utau’s van, there’s more plotting. The plans about the indie band Black Diamonds is revealed. And Utau takes off her glasses and gets her name said for the first time this episode (like they’re revealing it or something).
Do you see all that purple text? That’s what’s from my summary. She cut anything out that was anti-Tadase and added in her poorly spelled fangirling. She cut out my complaint about Ikuto being cut out too. There’s also blue for things that are reworded from my summary for things I was unsure of at the time.
She even kept in all of my “or somethings” and my typos. It’s completely pathetic. Even me calling Tadase “emo” was kept in there for some reason.
Now, I know that this summary was incredibly biased and I wouldn’t write a summary like this again (and I didn’t do it often before this). But back then I was ticked off about Ikuto’s scene being cut out, so I was especially harsh at Tadase because I was just naturally angrier.
Will I take it down though? Nope. That’s how I felt back then. So it stays.
However, especially because I’m not proud of this summary, I feel offended that someone would be so lazy as to steal it. You’ve seen the episode you bitch! Make your own summary! Without the, “or somethings” so it can at least have the advantage of being accurate.
God, I’m kind of pissed of, specifically because I don’t have to defend myself. I don’t have to put any thought into it. Everything is just copy-pasta. It’s stupid.
Now out of sheer spite, I’m going to go through and disect every single one of her comments about the episode. Because I’m offended by the absolute lack of time she put into her blogging. I’m going to prove my point by specifically putting more effort into making fun of her post.
I’m spiteful, but Hell. It’s about time I had my fun. I’m tired of being the mature one.
“New form”? Try new clothes. Idiot. New form would be Seraphic Charm. And Kawaii, huh? Cute’s not enough for you?
Yeah, when I talk about Tadamu fans, this is what I’m talking about. One two-word fragment for Tadase, then straight for the Tadamu. What about Tadase as a person? My god. I spent more time saying why I specifically don’t like Tadase than you girls spend saying why you like him. It’s all about Tadamu for you girls. It’s pathetic.
And you hope they get married? Wouldn’t it be better if one of them would accept the other’s confession first?
I bet she hasn’t bought the single. Someone so lazy that they won’t even write a proper post can’t possibly have a job. The only way she has the CD is if her parents got it for her.
She just likes the First King because she likes Tadase. I bet she only hates Ikuto because he’s interference for Tadamu too. Of course, she’d probably give the standard, “Ikuto’s a pedophile!” response, but it still stems from her just being into princely shotas. Her whole world revolves around it. Pathetic.
She called Tadase emo and went “Waaa”. Wow, she’s such a good fan. Now stating why she’s sad about Tadase being sad?
Sheesh. At least I manage some real sympathy for characters I like outside of all capitals online crying. I think I’m starting to even like Tadase despite him being that princely sort of character I can’t stand. He’s pulling out the pity in me because he has such awful fans. I feel like he deserves some real fans who will defend him without just saying, “You’re mean!” about shallow little jokes. Insulting Ikuto to defend the character you like. It’s pathetic.
All a character has to give them any sort of significance in the real world is their fans. Tadase mostly has these little fangirls spamming people and giving his whole fanbase a bad name. Real Amuto fans don’t do that crap. Real Tadamu fans shouldn’t either.
I knew that from you spamming “WAAAAAAIIIIIITTTTOOOOO” on my blog five times that you liked Eru. But once again…you are shallow about your love. At least Eru has real srs bsns fans. I know. I’ve seen the Eru love on this blog.
Same shallowness. Are all Tadamu fans like this about everything? They make themself “victims” and are so immature they think two wrongs make a right, but they never have any reason for liking what they like outside of, “Cute” and crap. No wonder telling them to think before writing has no effect. They don’t think.
What happened to the Eru love? Now it sounds like you’re freakin’ scolding her. Maybe that’s not what you mean, but uh…exclamation points and question marks are one of the few ways to express tone on the internet. Freakin’ learn how to use them properly.
The lack of space in between sentences and “ur” is really stating to piss me off. For “you” it just takes two more letters. “Your” just two more also. Are you that lazy? Yes. Everything else screams YES!!!!!!!!!1111111eleventy-one
Same crap as before. Do you even like Amu for anything but pairing her up with Tadase? And my god…I still can’t believe Tadamu fans like it when Tadase shows that he likes Amulet Heart. Don’t you want him to like the real Amu? No…guess not.
“Your hilarious” (I can’t do “ur” I just can’t) implies that she thinks this is funny. Why? Because it looks girly? or…dare I say it…gay? Hmm…I wonder. Because that’s why it made all of us laugh. Amuto fans, Kamuri fans, even mature Tadamu fans.
Someone doesn’t read the manga then. And why episode 43? Random.
“Kawaii” again? I have no more words for you. Oh excuse me. I should talk in a way you understand. I hav no more words for u. …Kawaii!!!!!!1111
Quite frankly, this noobtard, troll, and freakin’ immature piece of shit has been bothering me for a long time. Not letting comments in didn’t work, she started e-mailing me again to show me a poorly made parody AMV. (The skit was funny, but putting it randomly to clips of Tadase and Ikuto doesn’t make it funny)
I stopped giving her attention again, but then she goes ahead with plagiarism. Cannot ignore.
That is my one BIG button that you do not want to press. Pisses me off like nothing else.
Probably because I want to be a writer in the future. Words are something important to me. My personal style, my little jokes, my ideas, all of it is important to me because it is distinctly mine. Then someone else steals it and say it’s theirs? It depends on how a person feels about it, but in my case, it’s the most offensive thing you can do to me outside of insulting or hurting a friend or family member.
You stole my time and effort and claimed it as your own. You stole my words. Not only that, but you censored the little thoughts I put in to make myself sit through something I didn’t enjoy and replaced them with your own.
No credit, no source, no permission, no nothing.
I know the last time you e-mailed me you started off saying, “I know you hate my guts.” No…I do not. or I did not. Personally, I don’t think I’m capable of hating someone unless they actually offend me. It’s only happened five times in my life where I’ve developed a personal hate against someone.
- The bitch little girl who cut in front of me and shoved me to the ground at Disney World when I wasn’t looking so she could hold hands with Minnie instead of me. I hope her parents beat some sense into her, though judging by how bratty she is, I doubt it.
- The other bitch little girl who got in a fight with me at my brother’s boy scout meeting and said she’d get her dad to get his gun and shoot me. We were seven.
- My bitch friend from seventh grade who told boys I don’t wear underwear because I told her she was being a brat. Lies.
- Girl who made fun of my brother in front of me because my brother punched her boyfriend in the face when he was being an asshole. Hope she got pregnant and dropped out of school for that same asshole.
- Bitch who insults me in front of my best friend and spread around rumors that I was anorexic just because I wasn’t her size (she’s overweight, which I don’;t have a problem with, just her attitude). When I gained a little weight, she actually said to my friend she thought I was getting kind of chubby. I was still half her size.
- The bitch who had a crush on my brother and after making fun of me for a year (friend of bitch number 4), tried to act like we were friends when my brother was around.
Okay…so there’s six. Obviously, I hold grudges for a long time judging by number 1 and 2. And silly little plagiarizer, you haven’t even made this list with your distinct disregard for the work of others.
You complain if someone makes fun of a character you like, but then you turn around and make fun of someone for liking a different character (basic quote from her signature: “Amuto fans are evil” nice).
Quite frankly, once my initial rage over being plagiarized is gone, I just have to shake my head and sigh.
I pity you. You’re lazy. You have no real thoughts or opinions. You have so much free time to go around flaming others, but not enough time to develop your own summary.
You better be 13 or under, or else I can say right now that you’re spoiled and will never make it in the real world. Never. I’m often told that I have the maturity of s 16-year-old because of my lack of experience in dealing with society. You have less than that little missy. And I pity what will become of you if you don’t shape up.
I’m done with you now. Your plagiarism tops it all, and it still makes me absolutely pissed, but everything else…done.
I can’t reason with you. I can’t talk to you. Whatever. I’ve had my spiteful little revenge now (thanks for making a blog btw, it’s what I’ve wanted all along so I could properly call you out. Blogger to blogger). Just take down my summary or at least give linked credit (specifically mentioning that you changed some things) and stay out of my crap until you can conduct yourself like a proper fan.
From now on. If you have something to say, keep it to your own blog. or reply here to. Since I’m specifically insulting you here go ahead and “defend” yourself. That’s fair enough.
You can keep spamming me all you want. Just remember that for every comment I have to delete from you (or just your ip address if your “sister” is real), I will spam you with two right back. Tired of being mature.
Now then, to my readers…I don’t condone flaming. That said, I won’t be disappointed and stop talking to you guys if you go ahead and flame her anyway. Quite frankly, she deserves it and I do kind of want her to understand how annoying what she does to me is.
If you do decide to comment on her post though, be mature and don’t be mean. If there’s already a lot of other flames there, please don’t just bury her in flames. I feel like that’s actually quite mean. One flame is annoying, but a pile of people ganging up on you is…a lot more difficult to deal with I imagine.
Of course, I doubt your comments will even see the light of day. If you really want them read, feel free to tell me what you said.
Now then, I realize how immature I’m being and for that I apologize. I’m a little disapointed in myself. But dammit, I’m pissed off. If I could meet this girl face to face I would tell her all this myself and I’d keep it personal. I can’t do that though. So I’m sharing it with others too, wanting some sort of affirmation that, “Yeah! You have a right to be pissed off!”
Plagiarism is wrong. On any level. If you condone it when it’s just a small little episode summary, someone this immature will think that it’s fine. It’s not. And by telling the world now, I get to make sure you don’t get any credit for what I’ve done.
Take the summary down.
Now then quickly reffering to comments again. I commented before posting this. I’m not waiting for a reply, because I’m too pissed off. I want her to remember why plagiarism and flaming is bad. Here’s the screencap since it probably won’t see the light of day.
Sorry if anyone else thinks I’m being immature. (I know I do) Can’t help it. Wanted to rant. Decided to rant. Posted it. Story Over. This was just something I couldn’t ignore.
I mean, just to put it in perspective…My Post. Her Post. It’s a blatant rip-off. I won’t stand for it. If it was just a forum, fine. A livejournal…eh…but fine. Starting her blog off with my content? Hell no.
Now then…apology image.
I’m excited for Clannad’s After Story and I wanted to remind myself of a fandom that’s never given me such problems. Sure we all poke at each other a little, but the absolute immaturity just isn’t there. I am definitely looking forward to my Furukawa shenanigans (early on anyway).
Done now. Sorry for the rant. Feel free to tell me I’m being a whiner doing two rants in a short span of time. I know I am. (Also, didn’t reread a damn thing, so it’s even more rambling than usual)
Update 9/15: The plagiarized post was deleted. Not by her though. At least one person reported her for the plagiarism, a friend online who reads this blog regularly. It was a further solution that completely slipped my mind during my RAGE. Anyway, here was the response e-mail:
Hi,We have removed a plagiarized post noted by the blog's owner. We will deal with it from there. Best, Anthony Automattic | WordPress.com
So basically, problem solved for now. Though the little bitch still hasn’t admitted to anything and now I know she intends to do more episode summaries, so I’m keeping an eye on things. She’s also declared me her “rival” which would give anyone a sort of *headdesk* reaction. Wow. Rival? No. Annoyance. Rival means that she somehow can compete with me. She just steals my crap.
*sigh* Anyway, thanks for everyone who responded. She is an annoying little girl, isn’t she? (I’m replying to comments later)
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