This website contains a variety of materials with complex intellectual property issues, elucidated below.
Site Design and Software
This site is designed using content management software provided by WordPress. WordPress retains all rights to the core program, although it permits its modification as long as credit is retained. Further adaptations have been made using a variety of plugins; information about these plugins, in detail, can be found on my acknowledgments page. The code in question remains the property of each individual programmer behind each plugin and is used in accordance with their specified terms of service.
Additional modifications and graphic design adjustments are the work of LaraRebooted. The images in the header and background of the site and each eBook cover are © 1998 Noel Mollon, whose image was adapted by Teri Williams Carnright for the now-retired Fantasyland Graphics site, which provided numerous elaborate and gorgeous site skins for Web 1.0 users in the 1990s to early 2000s. I have used those images in the site design since 2003 and remain a fan of the work. Because the images provided on the site were designed for the much-lower-resolution screens of that period, they underwent some minor adaptation by LaraRebooted to make them usable on a larger scale, but they remain Mollon’s work.
Transformative Work Legality
The fan fiction and fan art stored on this site falls under fair use practices as currently understood and promoted by sites like Fanfiction.net, AO3, and DeviantArt. That is, these are works that build upon a copyrighted work or works in a different manner or for a different purpose from the original, and thus should not infringe upon the original copyright-holders’ rights and entitlements.
The current legal precedents are that, as long as a fan fiction author or fan artist properly credits the source(s) of their transformative work, receives no monetary compensation for its creation and dissemination, and in no way interferes through their work with the rights-holders’ receipt of credit and compensation to which they are entitled, the works may continue to be published and promoted within the narrow contexts of fan fiction and fan art until/unless one of the rights-holders explicitly requests otherwise.
The following works currently have fan fiction or fan art in my archive and galleries:
- Alien (1979) — © 20th 20th Century Fox; Directed by Ridley Scott; Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon; Story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett; Produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler, and Walter Hill. References to events from the film are woven into one Prometheus-based work of fan fiction, Forbidden Gifts, to strengthen the connection between the films.
- Aliens (1986) — © 20th Century Fox and Brandywine Productions; Directed by James Cameron; Screenplay by James Cameron; Story by James Cameron, David Giler, and Walter Hill; Produced by Gale Ann Hurd. References to events from the film are also woven into Forbidden Gifts to strengthen the connection between the films.
- All Saints (1998-2009) — © Seven Network Operations Limited and Red Heart Entertainment; distributed by the Southern Star Group; created by Bevan Lee, developed by Jo Porter, and Executive Produced by John Holmes with producers Di Drew and Jo Porter (specifically for Season 7). The relevant episode, “Out on a Limb,” first aired on October 12, 2004, and was written by Sally Webb and directed by Shawn Seet. Actress Rhiana Griffith guest-starred in the episode as “Cindy,” and screen captures of her performance were used as the basis for some fan art.
- Angel (1999-2004) — © 20th Century Fox Television, Mutant Enemy Productions, Kuzui Enterprises, Sandollar Television, Greenwolf Corp., and David Greenwalt Productions; created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt; Executive-Produced by Joss Whedon, David Greenwalt, Tim Minear, Jeffrey Bell, David Fury, Fran Rubel Kuzui, and Kaz Kuzui. References to the main character and events that occurred in the show appear in one work of fan fiction, A Very Scooby Pillow Fight. A screen capture of actress Alexa Davalos, from the episode “Players,” is used in the cover art of another story, I’m Not Riddick.
- Blade Runner (1982) — © Warner Bros.; directed by Ridley Scott; Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples, based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick; Produced by Michael Deeley for The Ladd Company, Shaw Brothers, and the Blade Runner Partnership. The film is the basis for one Pitch Black/Blade Runner “crossover” story in the archive, The Edge of the Blade, and its style of replicants/androids are incorporated into the android subplot of Forbidden Gifts.
- Blood Ties (2007) — © Insight Film Studios and Chum Television; Produced by Peter Mohan; Based on the Blood books (specifically Blood Price) by Tanya Huff. A publicity still featuring actress Christina Cox is used in the cover art of the story Three Sisters.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) — © 20th Century Fox Television, Mutant Enemy Productions, Sandollar Television, and Kuzui Enterprises; Created by Joss Whedon; Executive-Produced by Joss Whedon, David Greenwalt, Marti Noxon, Fran Rubel Kuzui, and Kaz Kuzui. The show is the basis for one work of fanfiction in the archive, A Very Scooby Pillow Fight.
- The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) — © Universal Pictures, Radar Pictures, and One Race Films; Written and Directed by David Twohy; Based on characters by Ken and Jim Wheat; Produced by Scott Kroopf and Vin Diesel. The film is the basis for multiple works of fan fiction in the archive; additionally, still images from the film are the basis for multiple works of fan art in the image galleries and were used in the creation of cover art for multiple stories.
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004) — © Universal Cartoon Studios; Directed by Peter Chung; Written by Brett Matthews; Story by David Twohy; Produced by John Kafka and Jae Y. Moh. References to events from the film occur in multiple works of fan fiction in the archive.
- The Dancing Spiderman .gif (2002) — Exact creator unknown; according to KnowYourMeme, it first appeared on the London-based blog Pants On Head and was created using the D-Player software from SpaceIllusion, and became a popular meme on YTMND. In 2005 I adapted the .gif frame-by-frame to replace Spiderman with Riddick; the result is in the fan art gallery.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets — © 1998 J. K. Rowling; published by Bloomsbury Publishing (1998 UK) and Scholastic Publishing (1999 US). A quote from the book appears in an animated .gif in the fan art section.
- Hello Kitty — © Sanrio; Created in 1974 by Yuko Shimizu. Images of the Hello Kitty brand, specifically a Hello Kitty bumper car and a cosplayer’s “Hello Kitty Darth Vader” costume, were used in the creation of two separate works of fan art.
- “Hold On to the Nights” — © 1988 Richard Marx; Written by Richard Marx; Produced by Richard Marx and David Cole; From the 1987 album Richard Marx. The lyrics of this song are alluded to in the story Riddick, Jack… and Louise, and the exact lyrics are provided as an addendum to the story. On the story’s “Read Online” page, a link to an official YouTube video for the song is also provided.
- Home and Away (1988-present) — © Seven Studios, Seven Network Operations Limited, Red Heart Entertainment, and Kepper Media; Created by Alan Bateman; Executive Produced by John Holmes and Julie McGauran. Rhiana Griffith guest-starred on the show in 2002, first appearing in episode #3260 with a recurring role through episode #3322 as “Aimee Cooper,” and screen captures of her performance were used as the basis for some fan art and a book cover.
- “I Want It Back” — © 1996 Shawn Colvin; Written by Shawn Colvin and John Leventhal; Produced by John Leventhal for the Columbia Records album A Few Small Repairs. The lyrics of this song are alluded to in the story Taking It Back, and the exact lyrics are provided as an addendum to the story. On the story’s “Read Online” page, a link to an official YouTube video for the song is also provided.
- Julia (2008) — © Luca De Simone; Written and Directed by Luca De Simone, International Film School Sydney. A production still of Rhiana Griffith performing in the film, which had been sent to and displayed on the Rhiana Griffith Fan Club website, was used in the creation of the book cover for the short story, The Prehistory of Planet Riddick. At this time, no listings/links for the film or its director appear to be available online.
- A Man Apart (2003) — © New Line Cinema; Directed by F. Gary Gray; Written by Christian Gudegast and Paul Scheuring; Produced by Bob Degus, Tucker Tooley, Vincent Newman, Joey Nittolo, and Vin Diesel. A publicity still from the film was adapted for use in creating a “Riddick” avatar, which can be found in the “LJRP Era” image gallery.
- Marvel’s Eternals (2021) — © Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios, and Marvel Comics; Directed by Chloé Zhao; Screenplay by Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, and Kaz Firpo; Story by Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo; Based on the comic book characters by Jack Kirby; Produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore. The film is the basis for one work of fan fiction in the archive, The Sleeping Stone. Additionally, a screen capture from the film was used in the creation of the story’s cover art.
- The Mercy Men — © 1968 Alan E. Nourse; published by Faber & Faber. A brief encounter with this novel (which I still need to find again and read) and its back-cover synopsis (which indicated that it was in some way about medical experiments being conducted on prison inmates) inspired the “Mercy Man Program” subplot that begins in chapter 3 of One Rule: Stay in the Light.
- Minority Report (2002) — © 20th Century Fox, Amblin Entertainment, Blue Tulip Productions, and DreamWorks Pictures; Directed by Steven Spielberg; Screenplay by Scott Frank and Jon Cohen; Produced by Gerald R. Molen, Bonnie Curtis, Walter F. Parkes, and Jan de Bont; based on the novella The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick, which was originally published in Fantastic Universe in 1956. The film is the basis for one Pitch Black/Minority Report “crossover” story, Agatha Lively. Additionally, a publicity still from the film was used in the creation of the story’s cover art.
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) — © EMI Films, Python (Monty) Pictures, Michael White Productions, and the National Film Trustee Company; Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones; Written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin; Produced by Mark Forstater and Michael White. Dialogue from the “Bridge of Death” sequence appears in an animated .gif in the fan art section.
- Multifacial (1995) — © Vin Diesel; Written, directed, and produced by Vin Diesel. A screen capture from the film was adapted to look like Riddick in a work of fan art.
- The Pacifier (2005) — © Walt Disney Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, and Buena Vista Pictures; Directed by Adam Shankman; Written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant; Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, and Jonathan Glickman. An image of Vin Diesel used in the film’s main movie poster was adapted to look like Riddick for the creation of a “book cover” for the short story “Adventures in Babysitting,” which had been written and posted to AoVD in 2002 by my friend CCL.
- Pitch Black (2000) — © USA Films, Gramercy Pictures, and Interscope Communications; Directed by David Twohy; Screenplay by Ken and Jim Wheat and David Twohy; Story by Ken and Jim Wheat; Produced by Tom Engelman. The film is the basis for multiple works of fan fiction in the archive; additionally, still images from the film are the basis for multiple works of fan art in the image galleries and were used in the creation of cover art for multiple stories.
- Poseidon (2006) — © Warner Bros. Pictures, Virtual Studios, Irwin Allen Productions, Next Entertainment, Radiant Productions, and Synthesis Entertainment; Directed by Wolfgang Petersen; Screenplay by Mark Protosevich; Based on The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico; Produced by Wolfgang Petersen, Duncan Henderson, Mike Fleiss, and Akiva Goldsman. The film is the basis for two works of fan fiction in the archive; additionally, still images from the film were used in the creation of cover art for both stories.
- Prometheus (2012) — © 20th Century Fox, Scott Free Productions, Brandywine, and Dune Entertainment; Directed by Ridley Scott; Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Linedlof; Produced by David Giler, Walter Hill, and Ridley Scott. This film is the basis for one work of fan fiction in the archive, Forbidden Gifts. Additionally, two publicity stills connected to the film were used as the basis for the creation of one work of fan art, which both appears in the image galleries and is used as cover art for the story.
- Reunion (2005) — © Warner Bros. Television, Class IV Productions, and Oh That Gus! Inc.; Created by Jon Harmon Feldman and Sara Goodman. A publicity still from the show, featuring actress Alexa Davalos, was incorporated into the cover for Identity Theft.
- Signs (2002) — © Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, and The Kennedy/Marshall Company; Written and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan; Produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Frank Marshall, and Sam Mercer. A plot point from the film served as a major inspiration for The Bogey Man and the Black Knight, and is mentioned in the story afterword.
- The Star Wars franchise (1977-present) — © Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, and LucasFilm Ltd.; Created by George Lucas. An image of a cosplayer wearing a pastel “Hello Kitty Darth Vader” costume was adapted for use in a meme (later nicknamed “Bling Vader”) which appears in the image galleries.
- Stealth (2005) — © Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, and Original Film; Directed by Rob Cohen; Written by W. D. Richter; Produced by Mike Medavoy, Neal H. Moritz, and Laura Ziskin. Screen capture images of Josh Lucas’s flight suit were incorporated into the cover art for Apprentice.
- Thelma & Louise (1991) — © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Pathé Entertainment, Percy Main Productions, and Star Partners III Ltd.; Directed by Ridley Scott; Written by Callie Khouri; Produced by Ridley Scott and Mimi Polk Gitlin. The characters and plot of the film are referred to in the story Riddick, Jack… and Louise.
- White Collar Blue (2002-2003) — © Knapman-Wyld Television and Network Ten; Created and Produced by Steve Knapman and Kris Wyld; Episode 1.10 written by Kristen Dunphy and directed by Ian Watson. Rhiana Griffith appeared in Episode 1.10 of the show as “Lilly Derwent.” The events of that episode are the basis for one work of fan fiction in the archive, Brave. Additionally, a screen capture from the episode was used as the basis for cover art for the story, and a separate screen capture was incorporated into a work of fan art.
- Wrong Answer (2005) — © Courage Films and Coherent Productions; Written and Directed by Jon Cohen; Produced by Laura Sivis. Production stills of Rhiana Griffith performing in the film, which had been sent to and displayed on the Rhiana Griffith Fan Club website, were used as the basis for works of fan art in multiple galleries and at least one book cover.
The eBooks, the Archives, and the Image Galleries
With the above in mind, every affected page of this site contains intellectual property attributions. The Publication Data pages in each eBook include information about the specific source material and its copyright-holders; this information also appears on each fan fiction work’s individual title page in the archive, and the Publication Data page in the “Read Online” version of each story. Specific information about the original source of each work of fan art is included with each image gallery, as well. I take absolutely no credit for the materials I have borrowed in the creation of my fan fiction and fan art.
The eBooks themselves, and most of their covers, were designed and built by LaraRebooted. The Publication Data within the books and in the archives also includes information about the specific sources of images and fonts used in their creation and includes live links to their relevant online sources (unless the source was specifically a screen capture from the original film or TV show). The Publication Data also includes an explicit warning that, although readers may be capable of passing materials they have downloaded on to others, these eBooks cannot be sold or offered for sale. In keeping with fair use doctrine, no money has been, nor may be, exchanged for any of these materials.
Ownership of the Balance of the Content
Because no monetary compensation has ever been received for these works, I want to make it clear that I retain exclusive ownership of those elements (characters and situations) that are not derived from the sources listed above, but which were created by me. For example, the character of Reginald Jarvis and the “Charybdis Project” plotline from Apprentice are both my own creations, as is Dr. Ian Dane from One Rule: Stay in the Light, Ludubĝara Zamin and the Myriad Worlds of Forbidden Gifts, and so on. As the only compensation I can legally receive for these materials is credit for my contributions, I do ask that no one co-opt my original characters and unique scenarios without giving me credit for them.
The issue of “fanon” comes into play here, however, and must be noted. This applies to a concept that isn’t actually part of the “canon” of a work but which has become so popular and accepted by fans that it is often treated as though it is canonical, and either it or variations upon it appear in multiple transformative works as a result. In such a situation, the concept in question has become so ubiquitous and accepted that other fan writers may have no idea where it originated and have no reasonable way to know whom to credit. For example, when I wrote Apprentice, I worked with the concept that Riddick suffered from an actual split personality and that this was what he had been referring to when he spoke about “the animal side” in the opening monologue from Pitch Black. He called it “the Beast” and struggled to keep it “caged,” because it was largely responsible for all of the violent acts he committed. Within a few months, the idea had become so incredibly popular with other writers that stories where Riddick grappled with that inner beast became the norm. This is something that I wouldn’t actually expect credit for. However, if someone wrote a story in which a man with unusual abilities had grown up in Albany, New York but had spent one summer, when he was seven, living in Jamestown, NY with a soldier named Reginald Jarvis and his family, before being seemingly-abandoned by them in a new foster home… well, that stuff is pretty damned specific and pretty specifically mine.
I also ask that, until such time as a work of fan fiction I’m writing is actually complete, other fan fiction writers hold off on creating derivative works based upon them. Let me finish telling my stories first, please, before you dive into those waters. Right now, that covers nine stories that can be found on my Incomplete Works tab; everything else is fair game for further transformation, assuming anyone is actually inclined in that direction.
If You are an Affected Copyright Owner
If you are, or represent, the owner of one of the copyrighted materials listed above on this site and wish some of all of its derivative works either removed or altered to give more accurate and comprehensive attribution, please contact me to apprise me of what you need me to do.