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Lady Merreth Permissions
If you would like to make fanworks of Lady Merreth or other characters/scenes from the Lady Merreth stories, please read this.
The following also applies to participants in Lady Merreth contests that involve the creation of Lady Merreth or related artwork.
This document is meant to help protect my rights to my creations and artwork made for me, either commissioned or gifted. It also meant to help protect the rights of the artists I work with. I understand the Internet is a medium in which copyright infringement, either innocent or deliberate, can take place easily. No document can provide copyright protection in full. What follows is meant to help fight against intellectual, creative, and/or artistic infringement.
Lady Merreth, her world, and other characters within her world are entirely original. This covers character descriptions, appearance, personality, settings, stories, plotting, and related concepts.
Excerpts of Lady Merreth literature appear on my blog, my Facebook page, and here, on DeviantArt.
All Rights Reserved | All creations including character, design, concepts, plots, and related concepts are the sole property of the author. Watermark/copyright removal, editing, copying, reproduction, uploading, publishing, and selling of any or all site content (whether from DeviantArt, my Facebook page, my blog or other location of any type), literature and artworks is strictly prohibited. Protected by copyright law.
All visuals uploaded by me and used are of my characters. I have commissioned the artwork(s) or others were gifted to me. I have permission to use the images. Artists are credited in some watermarks and in the description of every deviation.
Anything I, or artists who depict my characters, share in groups on this website does not give any member or administrator of the group permission to any submitted work in any form.
Commissioned Artists and Gift Givers:
Please observe the following:
The following applies to both visual and literary works, either gifted or commissioned:
Uploads preferred under 1000 pixel height or width; however, this is open to discussion if you have other ideas.
I have begun to watermark all images with text that gives Lady Merreth her name and copyrights me.
I am in the process of updating current images, though this will likely be a slow process. Please ask me to put it on for you OR make your own as long as my name is readable. The watermark should say “Lady Merreth (or other character name if need be) © Brant Forseng”
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Lady Merreth is easily recognizable from her brunette hair, slightly olive skin, and her attire: black leather gloves, vest, breeches, thigh-high (flat soled) boots, wide-brimmed hat and coiled whip she wears on her right hip.
She is tough, honorable, blunt-spoken, and lonely. She is also a sadist, though she struggles mightily to keep that part of her under iron control.
She is entirely original and belongs to me. Please respect that. I am writing the first of what I plan will be several novels detailing her adventures. I have poured enormous time and money into her.
Go ahead and make her famous, but don't just post a picture without a name and link. She's an increasingly real, flawed, and compelling character and I am very protective of her.
This document is derived from the Dramira Permissions page on DeviantArt. Permission received from Mina, Dramira’s owner, to use and modify her content in order to create the Lady Merreth permissions.
I started writing in my late forties, focusing on Xena, Warrior Princess and X-Files fan-fiction. Very quickly I decided I wanted characters of my own so I could become published in the future. I focused on topics and characters that appealed to me: Empire, history, politics, military strategy and tactics, and strong, yet flawed, female protagonists. Alternate history fascinates me and that is reflected in my writing. However, though my stories are take place in an alternate world I avoid magic and magical creatures. Lady Merreth and her adventures are set forth in my first novel – Western Watch -- which I am currently writing.|
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