Now I'm REALLY pissed at FF.net...
Apparently now Side Effects WILL get me banned.
Because of their new zero-tolerance-for-any-form-of-quotation policy. Which means that the handful of song lines that are an integral part of chapter 21 are now grounds for banning me from the site entirely, as per their new front page policy:
"In addition, FanFiction.Net would like to address a growing problem. For whatever reason, some writers feel it's okay to copy-n-paste musical lyrics they have not written into their fiction. If you did not write it, do not post it. This has always been our policy. Please remove these entries immediately to avoid account closure. "
I asked about whether it was even permitted to use partial and cited clips of songs. The answer I just got?
"It doesn't matter. If you didn't write it, you can't post it. The only exception would be public domain works such as shakespeare, mark twain, and etc, of which you can use/reuse/quote to your heart's content."
Translation, all the songs I cited are now grounds for banning me -- and since I'm already locked out of my account because of someone turning in my screenplays a couple days ago, there's nothing I can do to prevent it if someone decides to report me before I get unlocked. >.<
Anyone who's written songfics or cited ANYTHING, take note.
Going to go see if I can do an emergency edit with the internal feature (since it only specified that I was banned from uploading) or if it means I can't do anything at ALL...