So I received a tweet last night from someone that alerted me to the fact that someone has put up some of my fics on Goodreads. I poked around, and others of the bigger fics in the fandom also seem to be up there.
I guess I was caught mainly by surprise. Is this a thing people are doing now? Putting their fics up on Goodreads? Also, does it normally happen without your knowledge? I normally try to think about where I want to “officially” list my fic, and I just found it disconcerting to have it in a place where I had no idea it was, which I know happens on the Internet, but it’s just *always* disconcerting when you’re in place you didn’t know you were.
I guess I can’t really fault someone for putting publicly available stuff up on the Internet in a different place, although I would appreciate a heads-up on that sort of stuff (as all you lovely translators and fanartists and podficcers do). My main issue at this point, though, is that it’s got a photo linked to it, which comes from my locked Twitter, and I’d prefer that to be taken down. I don’t have any photos of me really publicly linked to my public EGT accounts, just for personal reasons, and I’d like to maintain that. I NEED MYSTIQUE. ;-)
I’m going to try to get in touch with Goodreads to see if I can get the photo removed at least, although I’m not sure how I’m going to prove to them who I am, so if you’re the person who set up that account, can you at least take the photo down, please? Also, I’d love to open up a dialogue, with everyone, over fanfic on Goodreads and what people’s thoughts are? I’m just feeling…thrown.
(I do not mean this to offend anyone. I’m trying to be very careful. “Thrown” is honestly the best adjective I have for my feelings about all of this.)