Okay this isn't a political or about poetry, but I want people to know I saw the True Blood episode last night "A Fight Authority". I am a big fan. I did recognize some parts of the show were very similar to one of my short stories, The New Vampire Bible: Genesis II from my book Raven Wings and 13 More Twisted Tales. No, I did not get added to their writing team, and they did not approach me for use of my short story. So, you don't need to contact me to ask or inform me. Thanks for your enthusiasm.
Honestly, I'm flattered if they did get a few ideas from my short story. Proving something like that is nearly impossible even knowing Raven Wings and 13 More Twisted Tales was published in 2010. My next point is the show is based on a series of books I haven't read so I'd have to read the series first to determine if like ideas were used. Anyone is welcome to advise me on this. If you have read both the series and my short story. It could be a case of great minds think alike, and the majority of the show outside of the authority council scene seemed to have anything to do with my story. To my fans, I promise to look into the matter, but I'm not a lawyer.
Bringing me to my next question, is there an intellectual property attorney in the house? Although I love the show and want to give them the benefit of the doubt, if they did unintentionally pilfer some of my ideas then I'd like an apology and some credit. As for compensation, they can make donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation in equal amounts they can negotiate with me.