Okay, I've been wondering something. Does anyone (besides me) ever put your pen-name in Google (or any other search engines) to see what pops up? I do it every so often, and sometimes it amazes me the things that come up. For instance, the other day I did that under 'images' - typed in AnneM Oliver Fanfiction - and many of my banners, etc, come up under the results, as well as manips and banners made by other people for my stories that I didn't even know existed. I've found things like unauthorized translations of my stories, recommendations on tumblr, I've seen quotes from my stories used on LJ, and I saw a discussion on a forum for two of my stories... with comments both favorable and comments that weren't as nice.
I also found someone recommending one of my stories on a facebook Dramione page, yet they credited it to another writer. AND it was 'A Marriage Most Convenient' which is one of my most popular and one of my most reviewed. I have to admit, I signed into that page under my 'AnneM Oliver' name and set them straight, although there has been no comments since I did.
Anyway, I find some of this stuff disturbing, and some of it complimentary. It's a fine line, and I was wondering what all of you thought of it.
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