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punchygonzales

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 12, 2012 8:35 PM   in response to: lolaswain in response to: lolaswain
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Two posts, eh? Unbelievable.
calvary46

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 12:36 AM   in response to: punchygonzales in response to: punchygonzales
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[i]After having browsed just the first two disgusting pages at Smashwords, I'd be ashamed to admit I ever heard of this incestuous POS if I were you.[/i]

The genre is irrelevant punchy, and you've derailed the thread by raising it.

[i]Pardon me while I go lie in the nice clean snow.[/i]

Did you get hot and bothered?

[i]I suggest this thread be deleted.[/i]

Cool, delete anything you don't like, very mature. You followed the links to literotica, what did you expect to see there, My Little Ponies? Especially as the OP mentioned the genre.

Lets keep the thread on track about the outright theft of authors royalties by this Maria Cruz character and not about your inhibitions.
swolf79

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 2:11 AM   in response to: punchygonzales in response to: punchygonzales
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Yes, because the works of Shakespeare, Milton, and Dante wouldn't be available unless you offered them.

As I said, you make money off of other authors' work, and you're not an author yourself. So, it makes complete sense that you would empathize with other people making money off of other authors' work.

Most of the folks on this forum are authors who use their imaginations to create new works, and then self-publish in order to get their writing in front of readers. You and Maria, on the other hand, are constantly on the lookout for authors you can make money of off. Of course, she does it illegally, and you do it from dead authors who can't complain.

And, let me guess, you think Stephen King spends his spare time killing and torturing people. Because, of course, with your limited imagination, no one could possibly write about something without actually doing it.
germayes

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 4:10 AM   in response to: punchygonzales in response to: punchygonzales
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That is a totally outrageous suggestion. There is no evidence whatsover that Jack the Ripper used Ghenghis Khan's dagger. He had all his own kit.

Glad to see that Maria Cruz has been shut down.

Cheers

Ruby
punchygonzales

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 5:56 AM   in response to: swolf79 in response to: swolf79
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"and you're not an author yourself"

I'm not? News to me and both my publishers along with the scads of magazine articles I've published since the mid 80s.

Let me bottom line this for you kiddo. You authored a lame and disgusting book glorifying mother/son incest, then uploaded a copy under a different name to make it appear you were being ripped off, and then came here under yet another name (or four) to cry about it so people would look at said book. You're a liar, a fraud, and morally bankrupt excuse for a human, and will likely go to your grave being very litle else. Yes, this thread should be shut down for any number of reasons, number one being that it was started on false pretenses to begin with. Think I'll have that bath now.
swolf79

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 2:24 PM   in response to: punchygonzales in response to: punchygonzales
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So you are an author? Then would you be ok with others stealing your work? Seems like it would be ok with you, as long as they didn't like what you wrote.

Why don't you post a link to you books, and invite some folks to plagiarize you? Since you're ok with it.

And as for your last paragraph, yes, you are a psycho. As anyone reading this thread can tell.
joeveramu

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 4:28 PM   in response to: swolf79 in response to: swolf79
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swolf79 thanks for posting this thread and alerting indies to this issue. It's really an eye opener.
All the best with your writing and sales.
Joseph
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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 14, 2012 1:50 PM   in response to: swolf79 in response to: swolf79
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vlgallas

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 14, 2012 2:54 PM   in response to: swolf79 in response to: swolf79
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"And she/he is on here bragging about how many books she's/he's sold. F**king pathetic."

No worry - he/she will never be paid for the sales. LOL
vlgallas

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 14, 2012 2:56 PM   in response to: naheeeem24 in response to: naheeeem24
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If literotica.com gave "Maria Cruz" permission then the thief is literotica.com. The website will be denounced by contributing writers around the world.

Emphasis on "if" - that remains to be seen.
vlgallas

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 14, 2012 2:57 PM   in response to: naheeeem24 in response to: naheeeem24
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Nope, but you will.
vlgallas

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 14, 2012 3:02 PM   in response to: psychicvampire in response to: psychicvampire
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It is a pure fact that these works have been lifted from the literotica.com site and even if the site owner is complicit, it is still a theft from each and every author.

No, I don't think you are "Maria Cruz". I think you are another one that's publishing material copied from internet sites. For you to defend this thief that won't be paid anyway is revealing dear.
vlgallas

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 14, 2012 3:08 PM   in response to: punchygonzales in response to: punchygonzales
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So you are into book burning? Where does your philosophy draw the line? Perhaps many would be offended at something you have published - that is the trouble with being a book burner.
screamindman820

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 14, 2012 5:23 PM   in response to: swolf79 in response to: swolf79
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Regardless of what genre that we are talking about, someone plagiarizing another author's work should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. I don't care if the original work is about Neo-Nazi Midgets molesting farm animals. If an author's work is being pirated, the subject, the genre, and whatever else is completely irrelevant. This isn't a matter of personal taste; it is a matter of piracy. Not only should the offending author be banned from here, but she should be under arrest for fraud.
inyun

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Re: Maria Cruz, one of the authors posting here, is a thief
Posted: Jan 14, 2012 7:34 PM   in response to: screamindman820 in response to: screamindman820
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I write some brutal sexist stuff and yeah incest is not my bag but defending the Constitution is important to me. Freedom of speech. Hell we have even had the Supreme Court state that trampling our National Flag is protected by the Constitution. So be it. Too many have died to protect our rights for self expression to start picking and choosing what is or is not allowed.
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