So someone brought this to my attention.
Fanfic writers, please be aware this is happening. It’s probably in your best interest to make it known to your readers if you don’t want your stuff sent to these people. I know I personally wouldn’t, because they have a track record for awfulness and I don’t see them breaking the cycle any time soon. If you do find your stuff is being sent to them, I’d suggest you figure out a way to lock it up so they can’t access it.
Fanfic readers, do not under any circumstances send your favourite fics to these people without the writer’s express permission for you to do so. You don’t know what they are going to say about your favourite fic or the person who wrote it, and I’m worried this might end with a lot of people deleting their fics because of Eat Your Kimchi being terrible human beings.
Just a heads up.
We respectfully ask that our readers not send them our fic. Someone has already linked them Zodiac. We cannot lock Zodiac to the comm, because some of the entries cannot be edited (thanks to LJ’s new character limit), so to keep the fic inaccessible we’d have to either lock down the whole comm or delete the fic entirely.
I would hope that before EYK “uses” any fanfiction in their videos they would have the respect to ask the authors for permission, but I think that would be asking for far too much from them tbh.
I would like to state right now that neither Laura nor I want them to use any of our fic for anything. We have many reasons for this. So if they do use it, it was without our permission and against our wishes.
Normally I do not reblog things like this. Normally I stick to strictly SHINee - photos, gifs, edits, etc. But it has come to my attention that this needs to be made public out of not only the respect of the creators in the fandom, but for the idols themselves.
Literary pieces produced by others should NEVER be taken out of context and especially not used openly (most notably in a form of media that can and likely will be easily seen/read/heard by thousands not only to an audience that it was intended for in the first place - fans in the fandom etc - but also possibly to media outlets and idols in South Korea itself) without the consent of others. This is also the case, in general, with fanfiction. As it has been stated multiple times in multiple ways, fanfiction is an enjoyable thing for writers/artists in the kpop (or other fandom outside of Korean pop music) community to enjoy amongst each other. NOT TO BE SHOVED IN THE FACES OF IDOLS.
While we are aware that idols have easy access to our fics and could very well be reading these works we write, regardless of media attention or not, we also do not write them to mock one another, the idols, or the fandom communities. It should be noted that in the past, EYK has not only mocked multiple things (including fanworks/ideas/thoughts etc, but also idols/idol works/idol concepts etc), but have close contact with idols that we all know and love as well as the South Korean media outlets that would LOVE to get their hands on these things and make a mockery out of it. Turn it into a joke.
I ask that, in respect for not only yourselves and your fellow fans, but also for the idols themselves that you love and respect, that you please DO NOT PARTICIPATE in this and do not link them ANY works - especially not without prior consent from the person(s) that have written or contributed to the writing of fanfiction.
Please. Be respectful, know what can and likely will happen (including but not limited to, mockery of the writer/fandom/fans/idols/pairings/shipping in general etc, pairings/ships and fanfics of lewd or otherwise ‘mature’ natures being shoved in the faces of certain idols or idol groups out of ‘fun’ via EYK, etc etc) and simply choose to not participate. If you DO participate, however, be intelligent and understand the risks involved.