By now all my Dawgs are rolling their eyes at me and thinking "let it go Tigger"... but I can't.
At least not til there's closure. For some reason SL will ALWAYS find a way to get under my skin.
2 days ago I was perusing the various websites... you know - sb.com, 2peas, posting at my normal ones... and then I thought to myself "self - go click on SL and see what's new over there".
Hadn't been there in a LONG time. Lo and behold, there was an interview with Elsie Flanagan. Cool. Kate wrote it. I know Kate. She's nice.
Good interview. VERY good interview. Why? Why is it so good? BECAUSE IT'S MINE.
It's my interview with Tim Holtz. No less than THIRTEEN questions are identical. Word for word.
I was astounded. My heart started pounding. At first I thought - no - this can't be. This is a figment of my imagination. HA. HA I say. I pull up my Tim interview. (which btw is only 3 or 4 threads DOWN from the Elsie interview) I read my questions. I read the Elsie questions. Nope. They're mine. It's the same.
Mistake? Couldn't be.
What do I do? I immediately called in the troops... for some justifiable outrage. And received it.
I slept on it for 2 nights and made up my mind. I was not going to let this go. I couldn't. These are MY words. Actually I think one of the duplicate questions was from the group effort put forth by the Mods prior to my sending Tim the interview.
I logged into SL, something that hasn't happened in... almost a YEAR. I gathered my evidence, and pm'd the new owner - Suzwa. I have yet to hear from her, but perhaps she's got a busy day and hasn't been online.
I'm not sure what I'm looking to get out of this. Apology? For sure. Retraction? Possibly. Credit where credit is due? Yes.
It's amazing how much I'll take before I get mad. But this justified anger feels SO good. I just need to hold myself back a bit so that I'm not a BIOTECH. I never want to be known as that. I'm not one to make a nasty post on the thread (although I certainly WANT to) because I know that post will disappear as quickly as it's made. My point will never be made that way.
Perhaps by doing THIS, it will.
If you've lasted this long, thank you.
Quick update - as of this afternoon - I contacted Tim and his words were "you DID the interview - it's yours", I got a pm back from the SL owner and she said she was sorry for what happened, didn't know Kate did that, but my interview is the property of SL and they can do whatever they want with it.
SO that's when you call in the troops. And thanks to PENNY!!! (HUG) and Candice - I got my ammo and fired off another pm to the owner. It IS my interview.
I also discovered that I am locked out of my Tim interview - not any of my other posts, JUST that one. My gut reaction is that Jamie did that when I left SL. I don't think Suzanne would have any reason to do it prior to yesterday. So I can't delete it or even edit one word of it.
Frustrated? HELL yes. Angry? OMG you have NO idea.
I know I have a pack of rabid Dawgs behind me ready to bite, but just wait... lol And thanks for the support. I know this may seem trivial to people, but remember I have a small life. This is SUPER huge in it. SUPER HUGE.