The following journal post contains naughty language. And I apologize for posting four times today.
Seems that the geniuses at rec.arts.anime.creative gave MediaMiner.org blanket permission to mirror all the fanfiction posted to that newsgroup since its creation over ten years ago. Which MM did. With advertising banners that make them money whenever you read the stories. Without asking the authors if they even wanted their work posted there. Blatantly ignoring any disclaimers in said stories asking not to repost said stories to commercial archives.
They mirrored my stuff, too. What ho, there’s a copy of Slayers Demiurge with a big ‘ol “We’ll mail you lottery numbers!” advertising banner on top of it in shitty ASCII copy.
I mailed the webmaster demanding they remove the 10+ fics of mine they had. The webmaster is on vacation. I posted on their forumns and they flamed me and laughed at me.
If you agree with me about this being nine kinds of wrong, feel free to hit their forums and explain why what they’ve done is wrong. Not that they care, the insensitive fucking idiots. (I’m talking to you, Shinigami. Friendly forum newbie greeter indeed.) Warn all your friends of what they’ve done and why you shouldn’t support them. I also suggest not posting any fiction to rec.arts.anime.creative — I don’t anyway, since I’m sick of ASCII. But if you do, you could be inviting them to get rich off your hard work.
Please note that before you consider posting in comments in my livejournal defending their actions, I am in an unstable mood and I have a Garden Weasel. I appreciate your point of view and I believe you’re entitled to your opinions, honest, but I am personally seeking nothing less than to drink the bone marrow of my enemies and to hear the lamentation of their women as I cleave through their ranks with a double headed battleaxe. Thanks for your understanding in this matter.