Original Content PSA
Alright, y’all, I think it’s time for good ol Moon here to give you a lowdown of a lesson I’ve said time and time again to my bros.
NO IDEA IS ORIGINAL ANYMORE!!
Y’gotta AU that you wanna do that to do SO BADLY, but you find out that someone else has been doing it? DO IT ANYWAY.
Is there a cool concept that you have (ie. Sans’ Blaster weapons) that you’ve been planning but then find out that SOMEONE ELSE has been using it? DO IT ANYWAY!
Even if the concept is the same principal, there will still be something about it that straight up says YOU.
But when it STARTS being NOT okay…
IS WHEN YOU START ATTACKING THE PERSON, ACCUSING THEM OF STEALING.
There is a 99-100% chance that they didn’t know that you didn’t see their art and concept, and they thought of it as well! It is just overall saddening to see such hate in regards to ideas (or anything in general, but let’s stay on the subject here).Oh believe me, I’ve been on the other end, thinking of a concept that I found out was released before I even had the CHANCE to release it. I KNOW the frustration, but attacking the person who “stole” the idea is certainly no way to go.
Same thing goes to the bigwigs in the fandom: if someone thought of something similar, don’t accuse them of stealing. That discourages them GREATLY, especially if they’re artists who are still trying to learn. Chances are, they were inspired by you, and imitation is the highest form of flattery.
But remember: there is a difference between imitation and straight up plagarizing.
We’re trying to make a positive community, not a negative one, and if I can find some way to lessen the negativity, then I will start right here.
We have been accused of stealing something, HOWEVER, the situation’s been calmly dealt with, thankfully. Just keep a cool head, be the better person and talk it out, and if that doesn’t work and they get aggressive….
The option’s there for a reason, my friends.
So once again: No idea is original anymore, you do you even if it’s been done already, but when it starts being unacceptable is when you start attacking and accusing someone for “stealing”. So please…don’t attack someone. Not only does it hurt them, it hurts you. They didn’t steal anything.
Unless they just straight up plagarized you, art, idea and all. THEN that’s a whooooole different issue!