Before getting back on track after coming back from my September 4-16 vacation there is something I need to confess regarding my first year blogging in 2011 before I found my own writing style.
When I started looking for co-writers on the blog sometime in 2015 I made it clear that I would repay them by crediting and plugging them. I make sure to mention and reference sources and authors every time I post something not mine. I now know why that is very important.
I made a boo-boo. Some of the reviews during my first year blogging in 2011 were not all 100% written by my person…so yeah, plagiarism. I will set things right by mentioning the person who did and quoting the parts I copy/pasted. The person in question is Cryssoberyl. There is one problem though. The source material all this came from was the “Master List of Yuri” from the now defunct “Shoujoai.com”. The site went down sometime between 2013-14 and unless Cryssoberyl saved all her writing, the best I can do for the time being is quote every single part of the early reviews I can remember and rightfully credit the paragraphs as hers.
I will now share all the reviews I plagiarized and correct them. Some are a paragraph or 2 while others…yeah I was reckless back then.
So remember ladies and gentlemen, newbie or not, always make sure to mention, reference, credit and quote the source material or author because even if it takes a day, a week, a month or even 30 years, the owner of the source will come after you. Plagiarism is wrong and I am sorry Cryssoberyl.