......remember, that I will call you out. And I am crazy.
Returning home to emails telling me of people on the Internet who have been xeroxing my words from my AWAKENING post, as their own was not a very pleasing, "welcome back to the Internet world!"
My farewell from NYC was sad....and cut short due to flying standby (which blows, btw.) I managed to eat more than one cupcake, and pack up six months worth of stuff and carry it all down 6 FLIGHTS of stairs, and by carry I mean....I almost died 25 times while throwing 75 pound bags down 6 flights of steep stairs. I managed to only FALL down the stairs a total of 2 times. AND, I didn't break any ankles, instead I just broke the handle of my suitcase at flight number 4. Which made things extra interesting. This is also where I proceeded to BAWL and say, out loud, "WHYYYY GOD, WHYYY AM I SINGLE???!!! This is where boyfriends helllpppp...WAAAAAAAA"
Oh, yeah. I expect someone to write that into their next romantic comedy, then insert a "meet cute" where at that exact moment, a dashing man turns the corner and offers to help with her bags. Obviously, they go on to get engaged and have a series of bickering fights and perfect comedic timing, that ends at 2 hours and 15 minutes in a extravagant wedding with a Dana Glover song playing in the background.
That didn't happen to me, since, I live in real life.
So I'm back and here's to you plagiarizer, don't ever, ever do it again:
Oh Mia, Mia,
Needless to say I was NOT in the least bit happy when I received an email yesterday notifying me of being PLAGIARIZED. ah......Sure, maybe I should be flattered? That someone would take, literally, WORD FOR WORD, my thoughts, my ideas, my opinions and claim them as their own. Then I realized that I wasn't flattered but just sad for you, that you aren't proud of your OWN words, your OWN thoughts, etc enough to share them.
You didn't simply take an idea, but my exact WORDS. EXACT. Other than the fact that it is completely morally WRONG, I find it particularly disappointing because writing is MY LIFE. It's how I make my living and it's how I express myself, so for someone to blatantly take my livelihood and share it with their friends to seem original, it quite disappointing.
Obviously you aren't new to this, since LoraLee tipped me off and the sad part is, had she not, I would have never known....and you would have continued. Shame on you Mia. I expect an apology and a retraction and if you fail to do so, I have absolutely no problem handling this legally.
I hope that from this you have learned to trust your OWN words and your own voice. After all, I can't imagine it feels good to xerox someone else's mind and claim it as your own, because you know the truth.
-Chelsea Talks Smack