So, once again I've been plagiarised...
And while on some higher-thinking level I appreciate the sentiment... me, being a normal human being, is more or less mad. It's not an explosive anger as last time this has happened. It's more of a seething-wtf-were-you-thinking kind of emotion.
What these people may not comprehend from the last time this happened, is that I am very much able to just close down my site and take down all my stories from all sources. That's over 200 stories/chapters and, frankly, I don't mind getting rid of all of it because I have them saved in my hard drive because I'm the original writer. What's unfortunate is that if I do this, I'll be taking the stories away from loyal readers who have supported me all these years. I don't feel I should punish them because a few small-minded beings choose to take my work and claim it as their own.
Again, I am overcome with a sadness for these people because it is obvious their self-esteem is so lacking that they do not even believe in their own abilities that they have to rely on the work of others to make themselves feel good. Truly, it's sad. At the same time, however, I cannot pity them and, indeed, cannot even give them a semblance of understanding towards their actions. Why? Because I know what it's like to have a hard life. I know people who have struggled far worse than the spoilt children of the newer generations who believe they are entitled to rewards without the hard work.
Honestly, with school and life, it would be much easier to just close down the site. However, I feel I should hold on a little bit longer. I've begun to contemplate moving the site this summer to a different host which will allow me to change the format of how my stories are presented. That is all for now.
For reference: the guilty party.