This is an announcement to my fellow fanfic writers.
If you have read my story, "When You're Strange", which I used to have posted on dA until I realized it was a bad idea to post anything remotely 'original' (even OC's), please LISTEN UP!
If you are currently using the term that I coined, "Vima
" in any of your fics, and you have not credited me with the creation of the word, please amend this error.If you have not asked me for permission to use the term, then I have not given it to you.
To use it without at the VERY least crediting its creator is an insult.
Please either ask me for permission, or at the very least
credit me in the chapter notes when you use it in a chapter.
This may seem ridiculous to you, but it has come to my attention that people are using it willy-nilly as if it were ME canon.
As... interesting as that is, "Vima's" origins are as such:
I got the turian word for bond mate from taking the literal latin translation: Vinculum Materia, and combining the two words, then shortening it.
Seriously people, this is posted at the top of chapter 10 of "When You're Strange". If you didn't read the Author's Notes, that's not my fault.
But using the term without permission or credit simply isn't kosher. Please fix. Thank you.