Hello, guys! SRN713 here, and today I'm feeling a bit...confused. I found something that was...very interesting yesterday night and I thought I should share it with you guys to see what you think of this...odd situation.
So, last night I was really bored and doing whatever, when I decided to see what would happen if I typed my username - SoulReaperNinja713 - into Google. Me being bored, I had to find my way to entertain myself, so looking up my username it was. After that, all I found was just the websites that I was logged into, websites I joined, things I commented on for DA, seemed boring. However, I came across this story written on FanFiction.net that certainly wasn't mine, but my username was spelled out very clearly. Curious, I decided to take a look and see what was up. Lo and behold, this is what I found:
A/N: I'M SO FRICKIN MAD! SOMEBODY ON QUIZILLA IS STEALING THIS STORY! Look up the story Taking to the Skies (Marluxia) by SoulReaperNinja713 and tell me if it sounds similar to mine, because I'm pretty
sure it does. I DID
check- it was published after
I posted my very first chapter of this story. The main character's name is Xeela (pronounced Zee-lah); she works in Vexen's lab, and apparently gets into some "drama" with Marluxia or some crap like that. I got disgusted at this person's copy and refused to finish it. So, I want my readers to look that story up and review their opinions to me about the imposter's story and if it could be a spin-off of mine, even though I'm 100% sure it is. And if you're reading this SoulReaperNinja713, I want you to stop stealing my ideas. It took me months
to even WRITE
chapters 1 through 6, and then I typed and posted them on here. So STOP STEALING MY STORY!
Thanks, and have a nice day! (MINE certainly isn't going well)
Okay, it seems like total bs, but I'm gonna be the bigger person and break this down for the user, who is named MarluCosplayer13 on FanFiction. The story that she is referring to is entitled The Fifteenth Member
if you want to look it up. Not wanting to start any big drama and childish arguments, I decided to look it over and see if what she was talking about was indeed true (to find Taking to the Skies
, just type it into the search bar when you go to the website). I came to the conclusion that, after skimming through the first chapter...both stories DO NOT
have anything in common. Granted, there are a few similarities, but other than that both stories are nowhere near related.
That being said, let me break this down. NOTE: I may sound like a complete douchebag, but I'm trying to point out the facts that my story and her story are nothing alike. So if you read this and get offended, MarluCosplayer13, I apologize and am just trying to get my point across if you are unable to accept this.
I'M SO FRICKIN MAD! SOMEBODY ON QUIZILLA IS STEALING THIS STORY!(Well, that's not a very good sign. People should not be stealing stories. It's wrong on all levels.)
Look up the story Taking to the Skies (Marluxia) by SoulReaperNinja713 and tell me if it sounds similar to mine, because I'm pretty
sure it does.(Like I said, I'm pretty sure it doesn't. I've read over the first few chapters, and I can already tell you that both stories are nothing alike.)
check- it was published after
I posted my very first chapter of this story. The main character's name is Xeela (pronounced Zee-lah); she works in Vexen's lab, and apparently gets into some "drama" with Marluxia or some crap like that.(Well, I'm sure that is just coincidence that I posted my story after yours, but that doesn't necessarily mean I stole your ideas. I have no reason to do such a childish act when I have a mind of my own. By the way, the "'drama 'or some crap like that" is something I came up because it's something that I feel really brings the story together and builds my Xeela's character. So instead of judging the "drama" as "some crap," actually read the story a little.)
I got disgusted at this person's copy and refused to finish it.(See, now I'm starting to get a little pissed off at this point, but I'm trying not to sound like an asshole. I don't write "copies", missy; I put my blood, sweat and tears into what I write just so I can entertain others and give them something to enjoy for a little while. I don't even think of copying another person's work, so it's better to talk to the person you think is stealing your work instead of having other people make the judgement for you. It's called being mature and getting the facts straight before you make ridiculous assumptions.)
So, I want my readers to look that story up and review their opinions to me about the imposter's story and if it could be a spin-off of mine, even though I'm 100% sure it is.(Really? How rude. Accusing me of being an imposter when you yourself have no idea what's the truth and what's BS. You never asked me about this problem, you never talked to me about it; you just decided to take matters into your own hands and accuse me of something I am certainly not. You should be ashamed of yourself. The least you could have done is mentioned it to me so we can talk about it, not act like a child and assume that your ideas are stolen.
If you are indeed a reader of MarluCosplayer13's stories, I'm going to tell you all the things that prove that the whole 100% sure that mine is a copy is actually 0%, give or take a few percentage points.
1.) The OC. MarulCosplayer13's OC name is Xelxa, pronounced Zel-uh. Okay, that's similar to Xeela, but her OCs true name is Alex. Xeela's true name is obviously not Alex because there is no second "x" that would signify that. The appearance for Xelxa and Xeela are different; her Xelxa was "really pale, almost as white as paper, which contrasted greatly with her waist-length black hair" and appears in the World That Never Was in "worn out dark blue jeans, a black t-shirt, and black sneakers" and wearing a "simple silver bracelet." Xeela, on the other hand, is seen in the Organization's clothes, not normal clothes, and she has no jewelry on whatsoever. Also, she has blue hair and lavender eyes. Paleness may be the only similar thing between both OCs, but other than, there's nothing between them that could possibly be similar.
2.) How They Arrive. I'm guessing her Xelxa starts out in a garden [Marluxia's maybe?] with no memories while my OC Xeela starts out in Vexen lab with no memories. Both similar, yes, but that doesn't mean they are exactly the same. Proof: Her Xelxa meets Marluxia and Larxene right in the beginning of the story, and even gets into a fight with Larxene. My Xeela does not even meet Larxene until the second chapter, and certainly does not get into a fight with her the second she sees her due to Xeela's inability to remember her own name. Also, my Xeela is found by Vexen and my second OC Trixa, pronounced like Trisha, who turns out to be a close friend of my Xeela. Also, my Xeela has a vision of meeting Marluxia and Larxene, but does not formally meet them until Ch. 2, plus she does not even have a conversation with Marluxia until a few chapters later. Very tiny similarities, but nothing alike.
4.) Names. Her Xelxa already knows both her name and her true name in the beginning, but Xeela doesn't even find out that her name, or the name given to her, is "Xeela" until her vision plus when she meets Xemnas for the first time. She has yet to find out her true name, which I remind you is not Alex.
5.) Weapons. Her Xelxa already has her weapon and knows her ability is, I'm assuming this, electricity. My Xeela, however, does not have electrical powers nor does she even have her weapon or know anything about it.
6.) Meeting Other Members. Xelxa meets Xigbar in the first chapter of her story. My Xeela meets him in the second chapter of my story. Also, in my story, there is a connection between Xigbar and my Xeela, not romantic of course but it seems as though he knows my Xeela just like Trixa. Her Xelxa also meets Saïx in the first chapter as well (in my opinion, you made him a bit OOC but you kind of backed that up with how he was getting the respect he deserves; still, I'd watch out.) Xeela has yet to meet Saïx in my story, and even then she would not be so cheerful. She would be polite since she has manners, but no cheerfulness when it comes to someone as cold as Saïx. She'd be more fearful and nervous; it's just how she is.
Also, the whole meeting between her Xelxa and Xemnas makes her look...I'm sorry to say, but it makes her look like a Mary Sue. Xemnas is an extremely strong character in the Kingdom Hearts world, and it's a little understandable if her Xelxa does not know how to control her powers, but that doesn't mean she can easily knock back the Superior into a wall. As for my Xeela, there is no written interaction between the two yet, but all I gave away was that he had given her the name and made her Vexen's apprentice. Also, I'm pretty sure Xemnas is the one that does the talking and the ordering, not Xelxa.
But I'm getting off topic...
I'm not gonna get into the whole meeting between her Xelxa and Vexen (you made him to be a little OOC, too, but that's just me. I don't think he'd like to be upstaged by a newcomer who knows a little about the creation of hydrogen bombs, but again that's just my opinion.) As I mentioned, my Xeela is Vexen's apprentice, and she does well to remember that and respects him for it as there is something deeper between the two that my Xeela doesn't recall. I'd go on with the rest of the characters, but I still haven't gotten that far in my own story; the only other people she meets thus far is Demyx and Axel [Axel plays a big role in the story, and from what I've read thus far he does not in yours].
7.) Age. Xelxa is apparently aged 16 in the story. Seems kind of young, especially with all of the ages you put down for people like Xemnas, Saïx, and Luxord [his is kind of understandable, but I pictured him a little older than 25]. Xeela would probably be around nineteen to twenty-one years of age since she was turned into a Nobody at around that age.
8.) Friends. Her Xelxa has a friend named Daxdy, true name Addy, who is introduced in the third chapter of her story. My Xeela already meets Trixa, but does not remember her true name or how she knows her. All my Xeela knows is that they were close friends despite only having met. )
And if you're reading this SoulReaperNinja713, I want you to stop stealing my ideas.(Reminder that I do not steal ideas. I make look at other ideas and see what I can change to make it more original, but never steal. I frown upon people like that.)
It took me months
to even WRITE
chapters 1 through 6, and then I typed and posted them on here.(And I applaud you for that. Good to be hard at work...but may I suggest finding an editor? Nothing wrong with what you've got, but if you're looking to improve I suggest looking for one. I have one myself, since I know there will always be something wrong with my work. Nobodies perfect, nya?)
So STOP STEALING MY STORY!( I feel like a broken record player now. For the last time, I do not steal stories. I put my own blood, sweat and tears into the works I do, and I have by no means any intentions of stealing your story. I created my story solely by myself. The fact that it's similar to yours just makes me laugh at how coincidentally similar they are, which after pointing out many facts...it's not.)
Thanks, and have a nice day! (MINE certainly isn't going well)(Well, I pray it gets better, especially since you now know how to act like an adult. )
Alright, that's all I had to say about this person, but I want to know what you think about it. I know some of you may not be that big of Kingdom Hearts fans, but I really want some advice about this. I always frown upon thieves and imposter, and I try my best to make sure I never turn out to be one of those people. I'll send you the link to both stories so you can decide for yourself what you think about all of this. Comments are nice, but you don't have to have them if you don't want to.The Fifteenth Member
- [link]Taking to the Skies
(Undergoing some editing, so it may be different if you read it the second time around)
Well, that's all I got for today. Now that I've given a piece of my mind about all this, I feel more at ease. No reply has come from this person, and frankly it doesn't matter. In fact, it's inspired me to keep writing this just so I show her that my story is nothing like hers. But I'm starting to get too competitive...and that's bad.
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