Tuesday, April 7, 2009

To clear up any confusion

I've gotten a few emails asking me about a new OTT story that's been posted on FF.net and on Twilighted, called Over The Top: Terror on Gay Street. It is not connected with me in any way; it is, obviously, based heavily on the first chapter of OTT.

The author contacted me a few weeks ago, and asked if it would be okay if he based a story off my first chapter. I said, it's okay, but I'd like to read it before it goes up, and you need to mention OTT in the author's notes to avoid confusion.

The author did not forward it to me for reading before posting it. He did send me a PM on FF.net once the first chapter was up - it's the only chapter I've read, though I see it's up to three chapters as I'm writing this. In all honesty, I'm unhappy that he has used the name Over The Top - I know I can't be proprietary about the names of the characters, but I feel possessive of the name, definitely. I sent a request to him yesterday, to change the name of the story on FF.net, requesting that he omit "Over The Top". I didn't realize it was on Twilighted too, though, until I received the emails from OTT readers.

Not really sure how to proceed from this point, but that's my story, dear readers; please just know that the story, despite sharing a name, is entirely unrelated to mine.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I'm glad you posted this. I was going to drop you a PM, but figured your mailbox was being flooded already. I would be totally pissed if I were in your shoes. We all know your story is the real OTT. Look forward to future chapters. Your story is one of my faves. xoxo.