Note to plagiarists:
What you are doing is illegal. It will not be tolerated. If you are caught plagiarizing any work from this site - or any other author - and I find out about it, I will do everything in my power to close your site down. I have worked with all of the major site hosts on copyright infringement issues and have successfully shut down at least 3 sites. I don't want to hear your petty excuses, I don't want to hear your shallow lies.
If you're not a writer, then you're not a writer. Accept that and move on. Do not steal other peoples work. When you're found out (and you WILL be found out) you'll only lose any and all credibility and integrity you may have had. And you'll look like a giant ass. From that moment on, anything you do will be viewed with caution and you'll forever be labeled as a plagiarist. So if you're going to seriously try to make a name for yourself by writing on the net, be sure its your own work.
Loyal readers can be incredibly brutal and shameless when one of their favorite authors hard work is stolen, then posted by a plagiarist claiming they wrote it. I don't condone bashing, spamming, flaming or name calling - but I certainly won't stop someone's passion for lashing out against thieves who don't even have the dignity to own up to what they've done.
You may think that once your caught, simply taking the story down would be enough. But if I had my way you would be blacklisted from the online writing world forever. Plagiarism is inexcusable and only goes to show the type of person you are. Think for yourself. Write for yourself. Take pride in what you can accomplish on your own.
Do not try to take pride for something I have done on MY own.
People who have plagiarized me and what they took (whether the work was taken down or not):
Vivi @ nsync world rocks - my layouts, and "I'll be there"
Ruby / Dani / Danielle / Coffee @ nsync impressions , http://www.coffee.faded-emulations.net/ - "The last song" and "Alone together" (complete scenes)
Bonbon - "Jumper"