Pretty much a lot of movie studios these days.

On her sixteenth birthday, Stefan gave Maleficent a gift. He told her it was true love’s kiss.

This question is more in regards to legal problems I might have in the future. In this book I'm writing, some of the characters... aren't really mine. They're off screen, just mentioned, and they belong to former RP partners of mine whom I've lost contact with. They were an important factor to my characters' developement so... what do I do? Do I find my old partners and work something out, do I remove them in place of new characters that are my own? And I'm only 16, if it helps any.


Since they are not your characters, you need permission to use them. Your old RP partners could potentially sue if you publish and sell your work, if they are able to prove that the characters you are using are in fact theirs and if they have evidence that those characters are theirs (like the RPs/blogs if they still exist). This is pretty extreme just for mentioning an off screen character, but profiting from someone else’s ideas without their permission is a form of plagiarism and also a question of ethics and respect.

Either find your old partners and ask if you can mention them or replace them with different characters to stay safe.

"when i see an empty throne,

i feel the urge to   s i t   o n   i t .”


"What I’ve started I must finish. I’ve gone too far to turn back. Regardless of what may happen, I have to go forward."
I'm writing a novel, but I don't have any character who is both white, heterossexual, cisgender and not disable. Is that bad?


Night on Bald Mountain sequence in Disney’s Fantasia (1940)