The Meat King posted:
Go talk to a lawyer before you send any money. They won't do anything. You're just fine.
I've been sued before I even graduated college, and lost a business that was making mid six figures a year...
I got sued by the FEDS, for stuff I didn't do... and I still ended up alright. You're not being sued by jack shit. You're going to be fine. Fuck those cock suckers. They won't get anything from you at all. If it goes any further and they DO file suit, GET A LAWYER!!!! Just filing papers against them will make them go away. All those idiots you see who settle with the RIAA were either downloading/uploading all sorts of stuff, or were just really stupid/scared to get a lawyer.
GET A FUCKING LAWYER, OR JUST IGNORE THEM. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T PAY THEM ANYHING AT ALL AND DON'T MAKE ANY STATEMENT AT ALL. DON'T TRY TO CALL THEM UP AND "REASON" WITH THEM. IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY. EVER. THEY DON'T CARE WHAT YOU DID OR DID NOT DO. THE COURT DOES NOT CARE WHAT YOU DID OR DID NOT DO. THE JUDGE DOES NOT CARE WHAT YOU DID OR DID NOT DO. ONLY YOU CARE WHAT YOU DID OR DID NOT DO, AND YOUR LAWYER.
This justice system is beyond screwed up. Right now there's a man sueing McDonalds for 10 million dollars for giving him a cheese burger instead of a hamburger. There's a very good chance he's going to get some percentage of that money... Does that give you any sense of how completely backwards and torn up this legal system is? GET A FUCKING LAWYER!!!! IT'S YOUR ONLY HOPE.
We had a thread here in Ask/Tell about this topic several months ago, which garnered some very interesting replies. I figure it's about time we bring the discussion back for those who are curious.
So... hey there. I'm TheOneAndOnlyT, I'm 20 years old, and I write fanfiction stories on a regular basis over at fanfiction.net. I am also male, which makes me quite the minority in the fanfiction community. Before some bright guy decides to ask, no, I don't have a neckbeard, and yes, I do actually go outside. I consider myself to have a fairly normal life for a guy my age, with fanfiction being something I just do in my spare time.
I have been writing stories since October of 2003, first for the Fire Emblem series of video games, and more recently for a semi-obscure GBA game known as Golden Sun. As far as genre goes, I write exclusively romance, as past forays into other genres have shown me that I'm really no good at writing anything but love stories. I can't say I really know too much about the fanfiction community, as it is a giant dramafest that I would like to just stay out of, but I'll answer questions on that as best I can. If any other fanfiction authors would like to join in and answer questions themselves, feel free to do so.
Dentius Maximus posted:
The last two times i took a shit it came out clean and there was no reason for wiping, am I eating too much of something or too little?
Unless it was difficult and/or painful to shit (constipated shits are often clean ones too), your diet is probably pretty well balanced. Not needing to wipe means that your shit is the perfect consistently for the body to eliminate it cleanly, so how is this a cause for concern?
Dentius Maximus posted:
i was just really confused I was going to look it up, but i couldn't think of where to. Alright thanks, this thread can die now
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