[Important Message] ~ What Are You Doing in my Dream? And Other Dramaland Content Theft Stories. ~ Dramajjang
“The purple mango danced,
Polka dot eyes behind the clouds.
Swelled bubbles wept.”
Home is where the heart is, the moment our articles are forced to leave home and get kidnapped by figures behind “sites” that don’t know how writing about something you love feels like they become as soulless as mortal remains. Now I know how an e-hearse looks like and I’ve witnessed many of my articles in a line of corpses in quite a few “sites” which present them shamelessly as their own, probably without having watched anything I have written about and most and above all, they haven’t laughed, felt or even got angered as much as I have while watching and eventually writing about them.
The first time something like that happened my fingers felt castrated, I wouldn’t dare write about anything for a short period of time, but my condition didn’t deteriorate any further and kept writing from a point and on. Copy/paste isn’t fine, not at all, but a bot/script scraping for content and taking pretty much everything we have posted since the 31st of August (along with a few more articles from the last ten days of the s(h)ame month) is way too abhorrent. However, this time I didn’t step back from writing even though I have to admit that I write less than I wanted to because everything I post usually gets taken away from me within one minute’s time.
One minute for a whole night’s recap process with screen-caps, the recap part and my thoughts’ section where I unveil everything that crossed my mind after having watched an episode. One minute would never do justice to all these long hours before the dawn (and sometimes after it). My Oh My Venus 7th episode recap reached somewhere around 2000 views as kidnapped material, I never thought a parasitic organism would do so much better than a self-contained living entity by surpassing the original attempt, but it happened. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here,” but they will never get a glimpse of my endless nights in my very own drama glade.
KShowDramaOnline kidnaps our articles from time to time, mainly the text and just a few photos. KoreanEngSub kidnaps pretty much everything we post, even My Sardonic Bbuing Bbuing, with its bot/script. NextDrama has kidnapped a few of our Yong Pal, Sassy Go Go, Bubblegum and Oh My Venus recaps mostly as a whole. SMtM4 had also kidnapped a few of our articles, but they usually keep editing “their” recaps with material coming from a wide variety of sites. At 6am it could be my recap, then a few hours later the “edit” button presents someone else’s recap under the same link and definitely not for variety.
Through advertisements, these “sites” probably make profit out of someone else’s work and we’re not the only ones affected by them, but we also don’t want to keep seeing our articles elsewhere without our permission. I would never trade my precious time and personal entertainment through dramas along with my interactions with all of you either here or on twitter for a few seconds of thievery and bringing everything going on to your further attention was the least I could do.
You probably don’t like the fact that I made “Dramajjang” a part of my articles’ titles. If you don’t like it once, I don’t like it twice, it looks cheesy and kind of megalomaniac, but it’s the only way I can make the script/bot take “Dramajjang” as a part of the kidnapped article’s title and link. I don’t like the copyright disclaimers inside the articles either, that’s why I put them between photos in order to make them more user-friendly for you, but I have to put them since they usually become a part of the kidnapped article as well. And don’t forget, every time you read a Dramajjang article on a kidnapper’s “site” a little kitten struggles to reach the shore, soothe the waves and help it reach Kwon’s hug by reading Dramajjang.
Everything going on is also a strong part of the reasons why I don’t reply to some of your comments and I deeply apologize for that. Trying to find a way to protect my children, also known as articles, but also Dramajjang as a whole side by side with my co-authors and co-owners is time-consuming and soul-draining. However, I love reading your comments and I will do my best to reply as much as possible to each and every one of you because Dramajjang isn’t only us who write about it, it’s also you who agree/disagree/interact with us or simply read us. Without you it would had been like a dim diary and I’m deeply thankful for your sunlit presence here.