Well, I knew it was bound to happen eventually. It took 2 1/2 years (at least, as far as I know). The person took the first lemon from Metamorphosis (chapter 26) and added it to her own story (on ff.net). It was mostly word-for-word, but she deleted some parts and sprinkled a few of her own words here and there. No doubt about the plagiarism though.
It wasn't even good plagiarism. Any reader who wasn't half-asleep would ask herself, "since when can this person write like this? Where did all the spelling and grammar errors, and generally mediocre writing go?" The most *facepalm*-worthy part is that whenever she interspersed her own words, she screwed them up! There's not a spelling error in sight in my (edited) work, but she sticks one in! *headdesk*
Anyway, here's the message I sent to Guardian angel9186:
“It was brought to my attention that chapter 13 of your story "Losing a Bet, and Turning Hanyou" plagiarized chapter 26 of my story "Metamorphosis." After investigating for myself, I saw that the alert reader was right.
I will give you 24 hours to delete the portions of the chapter which you stole from my story. I feel this is very generous. I'm giving you a small window before I report you to the site admins, and I sent you a PM instead of leaving an open review. I'm not even lecturing you, which I would feel fully justified in doing. It should be enough for you to know that seeing my work stolen and posted as belonging to someone else was very upsetting. Especially because I consider that passage one of the finest I have ever written.
My advice is to take down my work and kick this nasty habit now. It will only lead you down a dark, lonely road.”
How was that? Was I too nice or mean? Also, does anyone have experience with reporting abuse on ff.net? Are the admins good about responding and taking appropriate action in a timely manner?