an anti-plagiarism initiative




Alienate the plagiarist Tanja Nielsen from the fan fiction community, so that she can steal our stories no more!




Post this link, spread the word to your friends and favorite fanfic websites, and encourage them to do the same!


On Twitter:  End your tweets with #bustTanja.




Tanja Nielsen has been a menace to internet society dating back to early 2006.  It was then that a reader emailed me to notify me that a work of Backstreet Boys fan fiction, “Faceless,” which was linked on my website, Dreamer’s Sanctuary, had been reposted on a fan fiction forum for the British band Busted, with the character names changed from the Backstreet Boys to members of Busted.  I immediately went to the forum to investigate, and sure enough, the story was, otherwise, exactly the same.


Upon further investigation, I came across another story from my website… and then another… and another… until I’d found nine stories total, including one of my own, all posted by the same user, Tanja.  I posted in every thread containing a plagiarized story and effectively drove Tanja off the forum, which is no longer online.  I thought that would be the end of the matter.


I was wrong.


Several months later, in September 2006, Tanja popped up again, this time on a Busted and McFly fanfic forum on a site called Refresh.  Once again, a search through the forum yielded twelve more plagiarized stories, this time mostly stolen from the website Absolute Chaos.  Again, my fellow writers and I posted messages on the forum and drove Tanja away, but not without a lot of hassle from the forum’s moderators and members, who were too ignorant to see the truth and defended Tanja, whose stolen stories they had enjoyed.  It took one of us physically mailing a massive packet of proof of the plagiarism from Canada to England in order to get the site owner to ban Tanja and remove the threads.


Still, after all that trouble, it seemed Tanja was gone, and the issue was resolved.  But she’d come back once; we should have known she’d be back again.  This girl is like effing Jason Vorhees; she never stays gone for long.


Sure enough, she re-emerged in early 2009 under a new alter-ego, “Jess.”  Some probing into Refresh revealed that Tanja never left, simply registered a new account and became “Jess.”  “Jess” abandoned the Backstreet Boys fandom, which she had been plagiarizing for a year, and moved onto other fandoms not yet onto her:  High School Musical, Twilight, Supernatural, even original fiction.  


Intensive searching revealed forty-five more counts of plagiarism by “Jess.”  Understandably, several authors of the plagiarized stories complained to Refresh, and “Jess’s” account was also suspended.


Meanwhile, Tanja unwisely joined Absolute Chaos and its forum, the very website from which she had plagiarized three years earlier.  Through this, we were able to track her to Twitter.  It was here that she plagiarized again, by posting a Supernatural fanfic in 140-character increments.


Again, we called her out, and again, she disappeared by protecting her updates, and again, her foolish friends united around her, buying her lame excuses and defending her thievery.  But we have united against her, and we will not let her get away with plagiarism without a fight.


On behalf of everyone from whom she has stolen, I ask you to support the cause, fight plagiarism, and bring Tanja down!




webmistress, Dreamer’s Sanctuary

founder, Bust Tanja initiative






6/22/09: Tanja’s Twitter account, LuckyBailey, is no more.  Was she removed by Twitter for copyright violation, or did she delete her own account out of embarrassment?  We don’t know.  Congrats to everyone who helped drive her off yet another platform for plagiarism!


6/22/09: Apparently Tanja was FRAMED!  Oh noes!!!  According to her BFF, someone close to her made those accounts under her name and did all that plagiarizing!  Tanja has only EVER posted on Facebook and Twitter… and she wasn’t plagiarizing that Supernatural fic she tweeted; she was just posting it because she liked it!  And, you know, accepting praise for “her” story because, well… I guess she liked that too! =D  What this doesn’t explain is how her evil twin from a parallel universe was able to register all these Lucky-whatever accounts under the same email address SHE used for her Twitter, tanja_hjem@yahoo.dk.  Don’t most sites email you when you register a new account?  Gosh, some of them even require verification you can only get through email.  WEIRD, huh?!  This evil twin must be some kind of super-hacker to pull that off without Tanja knowing!!  She’s such a victim! =P


6/23/09: Most of the threads on Refresh Tanja started as LuckyMe or ~Jess~ with plagiarized stories have been deleted, thanks to the help of one of the moderators, Playbunny.  If you try to view a link and it gives you an error message, tells you to log in, or says that the thread isn’t there, that’s why.  Playbunny also added an announcement/explanation to the stickied thread titled “PLEASE READ” that is at the top of all fanfic forums on Refresh, in order to let the members there know.



contact info:

The following are all known online contacts for Tanja.


Name: Tanja Nielsen


Location: Denmark


Email address: tanja_hjem@yahoo.dk


Known aliases: Jess from the UK



          - LuckyMe (Refresh, Absolute Chaos, Addicted to Backstreet, BuddyTV)

          - ~Jess~ (Refresh)

          - Lucky180 (fanfics.org)

          - LuckyBailey (Twitter)




The following list details all known acts of plagiarism by Tanja.

Story titles (sometimes changed by Tanja), original links, and plagiarized versions (when possible) are provided.


1.  “Faceless”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  The Official Busted Bulletin Board (direct link broken)

Plagiarized from:  http://www.geocities.com/bsbtreasury/faceless.html


2.  “Where Can We Go From Here”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  The Official Busted Bulletin Board (direct link broken)

Plagiarized from:  http://www.angelfire.com/ky3/perfect_fans/wcwgfhintro.html


3.  “Scared of Reality”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  The Official Busted Bulletin Board (direct link broken)

Plagiarized from:  http://www.geocities.com/ds_hosted2/scared.html


4.  “Shape of My Heart”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  The Official Busted Bulletin Board (direct link broken)

Plagiarized from:  http://www.geocities.com/ds_hosted/shape.html


5.  “The Warriors”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  The Official Busted Bulletin Board (direct link broken)

Plagiarized from:  http://geocities.com/ds_hosted/warriors.html


6.  “Sammy”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  The Official Busted Bulletin Board (direct link broken)

Plagiarized from:  http://www.geocities.com/ds_hosted2/sammy.html


7.  “Beside the Ocean”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  The Official Busted Bulletin Board (direct link broken)

Plagiarized from:  http://www.dreamers-sanctuary.com/oceanch.html


8.  “Cabin Fever”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  The Official Busted Bulletin Board (direct link broken)

Plagiarized from:  http://www.geocities.com/ds_hosted/cabin.html


9.  “Life After Death”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  The Official Busted Bulletin Board (direct link broken)

Plagiarized from:  http://www.geocities.com/ds_hosted/life.html


10.  “Set You Free”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  Refresh – thread removed

Plagiarized from:  http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=7843


11.  “Seven Days”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  Refresh – thread removed

Plagiarized from:  http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=6728&chapter=1


12.  “Heated Rivals”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  Refresh – thread removed

Plagiarized from:  http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=2533


13.  “Shadow Woods”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  Refresh – thread removed

Plagiarized from:  http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=5902&chapter=1


14.  “Overdose”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  Refresh – thread removed

Plagiarized from:  http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=7032&chapter=1


15.  “I Need You”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  Refresh – thread removed

Plagiarized from:  http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=7009&chapter=1


16.  “Beyond the Sea”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  Refresh – thread removed

Plagiarized from:  http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=7855&chapter=1


17.  “Gone Without Goodbye”

Posted:  ca. 2006

At:  Refresh – thread removed

Plagiarized from:  http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=7493&chapter=1


18.  “Can You Feel Me?”

Posted:  7/13/06

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/35483-can-you-feel-me.html

Plagiarized from:  http://classics.backstreet-bauhaus.net/archive/danielle.php?cyfm


19.  “More Than Friends”

Posted:  9/7/06

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/36272-more-than-friends.html

Plagiarized from:  ???


20.  “Identity”

Posted:  10/1/06

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/36518-identity-parts.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.geocities.com/bsbtreasury/faceless.html


21.  “More Than Friends Sequal

Posted:  10/6/06

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/36552-more-than-friends-sequal.html

Plagiarized from:  ???


22.  “Under the House”

Posted:  11/25/06

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/37027-under-house.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.bloopwatch.org/house.html


23.  “Hope to Die”

Posted:  12/12/06

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/37213-hope-die.html

Plagiarized from:  ???


24.  “Colors of the Rainbow”

Posted:  12/13/06

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/37231-colors-rainbow.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.freewebs.com/dejavooo/FinalyFree.html


25.  “The Woods”

Posted:  12/17/06

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/37269-woods.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.ficofthedead.com/fiction/inthewoods.html


26.  “The End”

Posted:  1/2/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/37455-end.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php/122198/418239#fic_c


27.  “Trees”

Posted:  1/3/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/37469-trees.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php/93655/313986#fic_c


28.  “Chances”

Posted:  2/5/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/37772-chances.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3066847/1/Chances_in_this_Lifetime


29.  “Ice…”

Posted:  3/16/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38173-ice.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3346895/1/Melting_The_Ice


30.  “I Saw You Cry”

Posted:  3/18/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38189-i-saw-you-cry.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/610790/1/The_Moment_That_I_Saw_You_Cry


31.  “Broken Hearts”

Posted:  3/19/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38201-broken-hearts-parts-2.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2791509/1/Broken_Lives


32.  “Denial”

Posted:  3/27/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38277-denial.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2803324/1/Denial_and_Admiting


33.  “Last Smile”

Posted:  4/4/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38329-last-smile.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2927532/1/One_More_Smile


34.  “What Could Have Been”

Posted:  4/17/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38444-what-could-have-been.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.ficwad.com/story/53960


35.  “How Could This Happen?”

Posted:  4/23/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38485-how-could-happen.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2971239/1/How_Could_This_Happen_to_Me


36.  “Deep Down in the Sea”

Posted:  4/27/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38527-deep-down-sea-parts.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2937703/1/Posiedon


37.  Sequal to Denial”

Posted:  5/4/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38571-sequal-denial.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2908354/1/The_Things_Id_Do_For_You


38.  “The Past”

Posted:  5/7/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38613-past.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3075009/1/Past_Present_and_Future


39.  “The Church”

Posted:  5/13/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38777-church.html

Plagiarized from:  http://kansei.dustkitty.net/cg/sanctuary/01.html


40.  “Last Goodbye”

Posted:  5/15/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38814-last-goodbye-standalone.html

Plagiarized from:  ???


41.  “The Diary”

Posted:  5/16/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38858-diary.html

Plagiarized from:  http://mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php?cid=536499&submit=View+Chapter&id=153664


42.  “Damned”

Posted:  5/22/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/38934-damned.html

Plagiarized from:  ???


43.  “Friends”

Posted:  5/28/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/39046-friends.html

Plagiarized from:  ???


44.  “Bad Superhero”

Posted:  5/28/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/39071-bad-superhero.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2344725/1/Fun_With_Crack


45.  “My Skin”

Posted:  5/31/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/39127-my-skin.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.ficwad.com/story/46691


46.  “The Covens”

Posted:  6/16/07

At: http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/39271-covens.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2435813/1/The_Covens_Underneath


47.  “Friends Sequal

Posted:  6/19/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/39315-friends-sequal.html

Plagiarized from:  ???


48.  “Mind Control”

Posted:  7/20/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/39657-mind-control.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3653547/1/Mystery_Murder_and_a_Hint_of_Mind_Control


49.  “I’ve Been Waiting”

Posted:  8/2/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/39805-ive-been-waiting.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3105145/1/The_Long_and_Short_of_It


50.  “The Cave”

Posted:  9/16/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/40369-cave.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3063139/1/Lightning_Strikes


51.  “The Year of a Lifetime”

Posted:  10/4/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/40574-year-lifetime-parts.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3696072/1/A_Year_To_Remember


52.  “Imaginary”

Posted:  11/23/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/41140-imaginary.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2294708/1/Imaginary_love


53.  “How Can It Be?”

Posted:  12/27/07

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/41574-how-can.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3872644/1/Cant_Just_Be_Friends


54.  “How Can I Let Go?”

Posted:  1/24/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/41868-how-can-i-let-go.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php/136208/469936#fic_c


55.  “Faded Dreams”

Posted:  2/2/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/41932-faded-dreams.html

Plagiarized from:  ???


56.  “Brothers – For Better or Worse”

Posted:  2/14/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/42033-brothers-better-worse.html

Plagiarized from:  http://supernaturalville.net/viewstory.php?sid=416&chapter=1


57.  “A Bloody Secret”

Posted:  8/24/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/43337-bloody-secret.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3537212/2/Bloody_Bravado


58.  “Denial”

Posted:  8/30/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/43379-denial.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2791509/1/Broken_Lives


59.  “I Promise You”

Posted:  9/4/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/43399-i-promise-you.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4385564/1/Kept_Promises


60.  “My Daddy”

Posted:  9/9/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/43432-my-daddy.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2955599/1/Daddy


61.  “I Can Dream”

Posted:  9/15/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/43463-i-can-dream-short-fic.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4455389/1/Just_a_Dream


62.  “Concealed Emotions”

Posted:  10/1/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/43527-concealed-emotions.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3319399/2/Concealed_Remonstrance


63.  “They Are the Protectors”

Posted:  12/2/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/43712-they-protectors.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3514173/1/Protector_of_the_Covenant


64.  “A Boy’s Diary”

Posted:  12/30/08

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/43791-boys-diary.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php/122198/418239#fic_c


65.  “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?”

Posted:  1/4/09

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/43808-how-can-you-mend-broken-heart.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4226405/1/Broken


66.  “The Darkness is Rising”

Posted: 1/13/09

At:  http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/mcfly-fanfic/43834-they-protectors-darkness-rising.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3704468/1/Protector_of_the_Covenant_II_Darkness_Rising


67.  “Chronicles of a Dark Steed”

Posted:  6/19/09

At:  http://twitter.com/LuckyBailey

Plagiarized from:  http://gekizetsu.net/sn/chronicles.html


68.  “No Regrets”

Posted:  2/12/09

At: http://www.refresh.com/teen-chat/other-fanfic/43911-no-regrets-pre-twilight.html

Plagiarized from:  http://www.ramblingsandthoughts.com/twilight/viewstory.php?sid=1043




The following are names of those who have shown their support for the cause.  If you would like to add your name to the list, please email me at rokofages75[at]dreamers-sanctuary[dot]com with your name and link, if you’d like one included.


01. Julie


05. Alison


09. Dee


13. Felicia


17. Vanessa


21. Mel


25. Amy


29. Christine


33. Shauna


37. Tracy


41. missyjack


45. Pam


49. Steph


53. Veronica

02. Helen


06. Julilly


10. Mel


14. Sarah


18. Steph


22. Rachel


26. Bianca


30. Juliane


34. Nick


38. Ashley


42. gekizetsu


46. Ella


50. Majah


54. Sammy

03. Steph


07. Chaos


11. Teri


15. Lenni


19. April


23. Darby


27. Carrie


31. Kristy


35. Laura


39. Ashley


43. Holly


47. Meg


51. Gloria


55. Mariah

04. Mare


08. Rose


12. Delina


16. Honey


20. Kristal


24. Erika


28. Nina


32. Jen


36. Karina


40. Randy


44. Kelly


48. Red Rae Rae


52. Katie



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