4.17.2011

Could Be Worse, Right? Pulled From FFN

As you may very well have heard or discovered, CBWR? has been pulled from FanFiction.net. I received a fairly generic message from FFN that is had been pulled because it violated the explicit content guidelines. I do not believe it has, and plan to appeal, if I can figure out just how to do that. :)

Since my story has been reported for abuse of the guidelines, my posting privileges at FFN have been revoked. I can't post anything right now, and they did not indicate when I would be allowed to again.

In the meantime, don't panic. I have no intentions of abandoning the story, and will find it a new home as quickly as possible. I'm not sure exactly where yet, but as soon as I know I will get the word out.

I have probably gotten about 500 messages today, and there is no way I'm going to get to them all. Please feel free to pass the word along in any forum threads and such - this story isn't dead, I didn't take it down, and it will be resurrected somewhere. As soon as it is, I'll post links here, on twitter, on my FFN profile, the twilighted forum, etc.

Unexpected Circumstances - I planned on finishing the chapter today, but with the FFN/CBWR fiasco along with my car being filled up with kerosene instead of gasoline (yeah - really), my day was pretty much shot. I have no idea when or where I will post anything at this point, so please be patient. I will do what I can when I can do it - promise! :)

Thanks for all the messages, supportive tweets and such. You don't know how much it helps when your day has gone to shit to hear people are thinking about you. :) THANK YOU ALL!!

63 comments:

  1. Go to TWCS they would love to have you

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  2. You are one of my favorite authors of ffn so i can't believe they pulled your story, it is one of favorites i will be checking back often to find out where you re post the story it is amazing.

    bellamarie1976

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  3. You and your story have been in my thoughts all day. Kerosene??? Hope your week gets better. <3 And Yes! Love TWCS and it's banners. And background...

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  4. Jeez...sounds like an overall shitty day! Go to TWCS...less bullshit

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  5. So sorry your day has been bad. Love both your stories! FF is a pain in the a--.just let us know when and where! LOL.

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  6. :( real sad to hear that but if u need a email of support of your story i am will to put one in. there are many story on there about slaves you story was not they only one. i found nothing in it that people could of companined about only thing i can think of is jealous as you story a real good, :) ok you know you could always e-mail me the next chapter of uc :) only kindding not hope you get it sorted out weekitty

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  7. You could post it on Wordpress.org. That's where MOtU is. That story got pulled from FFN too. Those f*ckers! Lol

    Well, actually she pulled it because she got it published. But before that it got pulled for the same reason as CBWR?.

    Now, KEROUSENE?!?!? How in the... Holy shit.

    PM me on FFN if you need to vent. I would be fuming right now. You didn't violate their policy I don't think. I'm listed under Queenbeee78. Chin up, girl. It could be worse, right? Lol. Yeah that was stupid.... sorry. ;)

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  8. I can't believe they got kerosene on your car. how is it even possible? I mean, we don't have kerosene on the petrol stations here in brasil.
    this is almost worse than the ffn fiasco. almost.
    be sure we'll be here until you figure things out. you are my favourite author and this ffn shit is totally unfair. I'm glad you didn't give up. thanks!!

    kikabr

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  9. So sorry for your bad day. Sometimes it seems like you get shit on and wonder what you did to deserve it.
    Censorship sucks. Kerosene is just unthinkable. Unless you can use the kerosene on the censors....
    Please put a blog alert on your site so we can tell when you update. I missed the drama until tonite.

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  10. So sorry you've had a bad day. Kerosene? I hope you and your passengers weren't injured. Censorship sucks, people ratting on authors sucks worse. You are one of the best writers around here, so I do hope all this works out. Best wishes.
    - Anita

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  11. You could try LiveJournal....don't know it they have guidelines but I've come across 1-3 authors that have posted their stuff on LiveJournal. I need my fix of UC...didn't start with the new one but was going to.

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  12. FFN is just ridiculous sometimes. sorry you had such a shitty day, I really love your stories. have you considered just posting the chapters on your blog?

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  13. I love your stories! Good Luck getting everything worked out!

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  14. I can't believe they pulled your story considering some of the stuff I've read on there! I will follow the story wherever it ends up! Good luck!

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  15. You could always post over on Twilighted. They are pretty laid back there. I actually started reading UC and Surviving Bella on that site. I used to write for a different fandom and some of my stories were pulled from ffnet. They weren't in violation to my knowledge. Too many under 18's reading M fics and not understanding the content I think.
    roxnroll

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  16. sorry to hear that bb...
    you'll find a way to make ffn hear you...if not, why don't you post on your blog?
    eitherway we'll spread the news,no worries ;)
    I'll read your stories anywhere you decide to post them!
    xo

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  17. WAH? Oh, Shay. So sorry to hear that obviously the "FF.net Nazis" targeted you! Good Lord, I've read stories waaaaaaaaaay more explicit that ICBWR over there....*scratches head*

    Where you go with your stories, I'll follow: so jst say the word.

    *big hug*

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  18. I will follow you anywhere. Try The Writer's Coffee Shop. They are very author friendly ;)

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  19. CrimsonRed-ink1792April 18, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    FFn has sooo many stories that supposedly "violate" their rules but they only take down the good ones...
    I would totally go to TWCS or maybe even post them on your blog.

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  20. Austenbrontemeyer

    Words of support coming for a smile because you need one today. : )

    You cannot allow anyone to censor your craft, particularly when you realize they have obviously not read far enough along to see that your story is a commentary in exposing the stupidity of those who carelessly demean the lives of women and the devastating, life altering repercussions they reap.

    You have used humor to see into one such criminals head. We find that once humanized and given a face and name, the crime is exposed to the light and dies. People change and heal through knowledge, self examination and introspection.

    Repost 'CBWR?' on an actual writers site. (Live Journal, your own blog, A different Forest, WCS and there at least 20 more quality sites) We will all follow you.

    Lets face it we all log in to FF simply because it is easiest, not the best.

    YOUR CAR! Eeks, for your husband sake I hope he was not the culprit. An accident is just that. I hope you can get the tank drained or that the fix is something simple.

    Remember, someday you will think back on the situation as a really funny memory. Maybe not for awhile though- And when you are all wrinkled and wistful, you will be thankful for such a memory to keep you out of the gin for a bit longer :)


    Austenbrontemeyer (Janine)

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  21. You are not the only author to have a story yanked out from under you. It sucks the big one. Kerosene? WTF?! Sigh...well tomorrow is a new day! It's got to be better right?! Gah!

    Well keep us informed. I see other people have mentioned TWCS and TW. Your readers will follow if you don't get things straighted out on FF.

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  22. Sorry all of this has happened to you! Your such a talented writer.
    Could you post on Twilighted.net or adifferentforest.com? They love you over at the forest! I don't have a account with TWCS as I haven't been able to figure out how to register there.
    As another poster mentioned you could follow the example of the author of MOTU.

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  23. I don't know if you still need it, but I have all the chapters you'd posted to FFn with the a/n all in one big file. Also, dunno if you got any help with how to post the chapters in order, just change the timestamp on the posts, and they will line up in order. :)

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  24. I think you should post your stories in your blog. Think MOTU. This is what happens to excellent popular writers I'm afraid. Being European censorship disgusts me....Americans are too conservative and I witness this every damn day.

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  25. Noticed yesterday that CBWR has disappeared, it's totally ridiculous it was pulled considered how many wayyyy more explicit stories there are on ffnet. Hope you'll find a new home for the story soon, and that UC won't be too much delayed due to this mess. Take care! xxx-Anna

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  26. I am so sorry to hear what a crappy Sunday you had. Kerosene? Wow.

    FFN really can be unjust. I love your stories and will follow them wherever you find them a good home. :)

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  27. I'm starting to hate FF. I don't see a reason why CBWR would be pulled. There are a lot more explicit and violent (don't forget horribly written) stories.

    Just let us know where you gonna post, I been reluctant to open a TWCS account, but what the heck I'll do it for UC and CBWR.

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  28. It is crazy, I can literally list off the top of my head stories so graphic sexually, including child sex on FF that were completed. I can only asume it was people who read it and did not like it. That is the only way really a story get's yanks. No hidden sensors, just readers with entirely to much to say. Sad, if I do not like a story, I don't read it.

    Look at it this way, you are in good company, both Icy and HH got yanked for the same ridiculous reason!!!

    When you are ready to post again, I'll be there!!

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  29. ok i am crying i am missing both of your story and it only been one day! i have email FFN to let them know that i am dipointed in them, i dont understand why people have to compane about ur story you told them what it was going to be about the couold of just not read it. hope you start posting agin soon, please note i and many others enjoy your story and i am miss them:( you are a great wright and could easly get both cbwr/ and uc in to book i for one would buy both. please do not give up becouse of your bad day yesturday. U are in my thoughts hope you week get much better from weekitty

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  30. FFN is so ridiculous, I swear. I'm sorry that happened to you. Gah.

    How about posting it at Twilighted?

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  31. What the hell is wrong with FFN? It's a shame that they did that.
    Neither you nor the story deserved that FFN eliminate such an amazing story from your profile.
    I'll follow you wherever you go.

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  32. I don't get it! Surviving Bella is much more graphic than CBWR. They really are ridiculous over there. I love your writing and I truly enjoy reading your stories. I would try twiwrite or twcs. I haven't heard of stories being pulled from either of them. Sorry your day was so shitty. Hopefully it's looking up. Take care.

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  33. I'm with Laura I was amazed when I saw this. Surviving Bella was way more graphic. I was loving the fast posting pace you were going for with this one. Of course also loving uc and looking forward to sequel to sb. Will keep checking to see where you are going to be posting...

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  34. Ohhh my word i cannot believe it!!!!! oh thank you for not stopping with it - i would literally break down hehehe!

    I hope you can get your car sorted - if its not one thing its another...

    Please keep me up to date with where you are gonna post it - wouldnt want to miss it for the world!!!

    Enjoy your Easter holidays and hope you car is sorted by then ;)

    Thanks so much and love you stories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    x0x0x0x0x0x

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  35. I popped on here cuz I hadn't gotten any updates...I got worried.
    My reaction? #$%*@!
    Translation? WTF????
    So sorry! About the story and the kerosine! I'm guessing kerosine isn't good for cars??? Just a wild guess...
    I know you will find a great home for your stories and still have a large following. You've made a name for yourself in these parts!!
    Keep your head up! FFN is on crack - they operate like bad parents...they aren't consistent with their rules.
    You don't need that bullshit.

    I'll go where ever you post my dear!!!

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  36. Ugh...stupid Blogger ate my post. Sorry to see your fic pulled. Sounds like FFN is doing some purging...the site has been wonky for weeks. Anyway, FFN has very specific guidelines about posting MA fics - as in you can't. However, the admins are lax in policing so they rely on users to report these "violations" and then stories eventually get pulled. However some groups have taken it upon themselves to perform and organized cleansing of the site of any rule breaking/grammar abusing fics. This becomes a "cause" under the name of "OMG" they are breaking the rules...THE RULES! If you were around the fandom in Feb 2010 you may recall the great "Twilight authors/readers vs. The Literate Union" brouhaha. The Literate Union is one a few forum groups on the site who have decided to focus their attention on purging the forum of bad and rule breaking fics. You may have been a victim of one of these collective efforts. Too bad, love your writing. I will follow you wherever you choose to go.

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  37. F**k my life. REALLY WHY THE HELL READ A M RATED FIC IF YOUR EASILY OFFENDED IN FAIRNESS THERE IS WARNINGS ABOUT THE CONTENT OF THE STORY SO WHY WOULD YOU CONTINTUE TO READ.............Rules?????? i thought we were all a group who shared a love for Twilight/Rob why do we need rules? is that not what the rating system is for??? and to those reporting fic GET A LIFE LOOK AT THE RATING SYSTEM. sorry rant over one of my fav fics LAMTAF2 was really slatted today and im annoyed .....

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  38. Well, I once had to stop my mom from putting diesel in her car by mistake, but kerosine...that's a new one.

    Sigh. FFN is crazy. It's so sad that such a great and beloved author can be shut down because a few righteous pricks take it upon themselves to 'cleanse'. Bleh! Just know that no matter where your stories surface, they will find a following; just tell us where to go, and we'll be there.

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  39. and now I am angry ....
    Did they even read and understand the story ??

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  40. Personally I'd go for Wordpress or TWCS. Twilighted won't let you upload multiple chapters at a time and it'd take forever for them to get all 40 plus chapters there. Or just post here on your blog.

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  41. i agree with most of the coments here.

    you can post your stories here.

    it will be easier.

    or you can go to the writer's coffee shop (twcs)

    but in the mean time, stop for a second...take a breath... and take care of your needs first.

    i know how bad is to be with out a car. at least it was not the internet. LOL. just kidding.

    post when you can, we will wait.

    we want you happy and without concerns.

    and thanks for not be angry and just decide that is not worth the pain.

    :D

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  42. looking forward for reading your stories update.
    take care ! (kerosene ? that's rich.... well I put diesel fuel in a gasoline fuel car once - they had to wash the engine eh eh - but I thought kerosene was for lamps and tractors... :))

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  43. Stupid ff they'll take down a story like this, then keep up child pornography no problem.. stupid

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  44. Very sorry to discover your fic has been pulled from FFnet. As it was hardly sexually explicit - one bj to date - I'm wondering if someone objected to the violence and high body count. This doesn't make sense either as there's at least one fic I know of still on FFN where Edward is a serial killer & many murders are described in graphic detail. And in CBWR it's the kind of violence that we all accept in countless films & books where the hero kills armies of 'bad guys'.
    As ever in the seething snakepit that FFN seems to have become, what it really comes down to is spite and some very mean spirited people with their own narrow agendas & axes to grind.
    Don't let the bastards bring you down.

    TrishM (MirandaBrand on ffn)

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  45. Hey there.. Man.. you have had a bad day.. I am going to send you some virtual good luck with this message.. ( and you don't even have to send it to seven of your closest friends in 5 minutes or less. ) lol.

    Anyway. Love your story.. and TWCS is very author friendly. Much love to you.. and your very combustible car. So sorry about that. Maybe some day you can tell us how you fix that problem. I can't even imagine.

    Hope to see you soon.

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  46. STAY STRONG, SISTA!

    No seriously, this fucking sucks for you, S.

    But we will wait for you as long as it takes. YOU ARE AWESOME AND SO ARE YOUR STORIES, ESPECIALY CBWR!
    ~Amydee

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  47. thanks for letting us know what the problem is!
    (sorry to hear about your car)
    there doesn't seem to be any rhyme nor reason to FF's decisions... a fic can have thousands of reviews and one complaint and it gets pulled!
    I've written to the 'admin' before about this ... particularly during last year's organised "Flamer-fest"!
    If getting support was to help, let us know, it seems that you have AMPLE out here!
    chin up and keep writing... you do incredible stuff!

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  48. I was just asking myself what was going on with your story since I had not seen any updates in my inbox. I went to the story and it was freakin gone! Thank goodness for Google, I put in your title and found this place. I think someone snitched because of all the reviews you received in such a short amount of time. It's a shame people can mind their own shit. Anyway, I hope they take responsibility for your car. Hopefully they have surveillance of the pump you was using.

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  49. I came here trying to find out what happened!! I thought my update emails were not working!! Go to TWCS...Waiting for my next update!!!

    Love Love all your stories!

    G

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  50. Ok, that's crap! I have read MUCH worse stories on FFN and so they shouldn't have pulled CBWR?. I hope you fine somewhere to put the storie because it's fucking awesome and i can't wait to find out what happenes :D

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  51. Ok, that's crap! I have read MUCH worse stories on FFN and so they shouldn't have pulled CBWR?. I hope you fine somewhere to put the storie because it's fucking awesome and i can't wait to find out what happenes :D

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  52. looking forward for reading your stories update.
    take care ! (kerosene ? that's rich.... well I put diesel fuel in a gasoline fuel car once - they had to wash the engine eh eh - but I thought kerosene was for lamps and tractors... :))

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  53. I was just asking myself what was going on with your story since I had not seen any updates in my inbox. I went to the story and it was freakin gone! Thank goodness for Google, I put in your title and found this place. I think someone snitched because of all the reviews you received in such a short amount of time. It's a shame people can mind their own shit. Anyway, I hope they take responsibility for your car. Hopefully they have surveillance of the pump you was using.

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  54. I don't get it! Surviving Bella is much more graphic than CBWR. They really are ridiculous over there. I love your writing and I truly enjoy reading your stories. I would try twiwrite or twcs. I haven't heard of stories being pulled from either of them. Sorry your day was so shitty. Hopefully it's looking up. Take care.

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  55. FFN is so ridiculous, I swear. I'm sorry that happened to you. Gah.

    How about posting it at Twilighted?

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  56. I'm starting to hate FF. I don't see a reason why CBWR would be pulled. There are a lot more explicit and violent (don't forget horribly written) stories.

    Just let us know where you gonna post, I been reluctant to open a TWCS account, but what the heck I'll do it for UC and CBWR.

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  57. You are not the only author to have a story yanked out from under you. It sucks the big one. Kerosene? WTF?! Sigh...well tomorrow is a new day! It's got to be better right?! Gah!

    Well keep us informed. I see other people have mentioned TWCS and TW. Your readers will follow if you don't get things straighted out on FF.

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  58. Austenbrontemeyer

    Words of support coming for a smile because you need one today. : )

    You cannot allow anyone to censor your craft, particularly when you realize they have obviously not read far enough along to see that your story is a commentary in exposing the stupidity of those who carelessly demean the lives of women and the devastating, life altering repercussions they reap.

    You have used humor to see into one such criminals head. We find that once humanized and given a face and name, the crime is exposed to the light and dies. People change and heal through knowledge, self examination and introspection.

    Repost 'CBWR?' on an actual writers site. (Live Journal, your own blog, A different Forest, WCS and there at least 20 more quality sites) We will all follow you.

    Lets face it we all log in to FF simply because it is easiest, not the best.

    YOUR CAR! Eeks, for your husband sake I hope he was not the culprit. An accident is just that. I hope you can get the tank drained or that the fix is something simple.

    Remember, someday you will think back on the situation as a really funny memory. Maybe not for awhile though- And when you are all wrinkled and wistful, you will be thankful for such a memory to keep you out of the gin for a bit longer :)


    Austenbrontemeyer (Janine)

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  59. CrimsonRed-ink1792July 9, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    FFn has sooo many stories that supposedly "violate" their rules but they only take down the good ones...
    I would totally go to TWCS or maybe even post them on your blog.

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  60. FFN is just ridiculous sometimes. sorry you had such a shitty day, I really love your stories. have you considered just posting the chapters on your blog?

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  61. I can't believe they got kerosene on your car. how is it even possible? I mean, we don't have kerosene on the petrol stations here in brasil.
    this is almost worse than the ffn fiasco. almost.
    be sure we'll be here until you figure things out. you are my favourite author and this ffn shit is totally unfair. I'm glad you didn't give up. thanks!!

    kikabr

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  62. You and your story have been in my thoughts all day. Kerosene??? Hope your week gets better. <3 And Yes! Love TWCS and it's banners. And background...

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  63. You are one of my favorite authors of ffn so i can't believe they pulled your story, it is one of favorites i will be checking back often to find out where you re post the story it is amazing.

    bellamarie1976

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