I get it, we are basically stealing someone else’s idea by using these characters we love so much. But we give credit where credit is due. There are many wonderful fan fic stories that have given me ideas to write, and again, I give credit where credit is due. The idea for Chastity came from makesmyheadspin’s The Playground. I would NEVER steal someone else’s idea as my own. That is just pathetic! And if I have ever used something that you feel is your idea, PLEASE tell me! I don’t want any hurt feelings and I will try to fix what I write! I refuse to read some author’s stories (sorry Meridian and InLoveWithEric) because I don’t want their ideas to influence my own. There is a fine line in fanfic between canon and what we have all have come to believe as canon. Be careful as you walk the line.
Plaigiarism is a dirty word, no doubt about it! I was recently reading through the Twilight/Vampire Diaries crossover section on Fanfiction.net and came across a story that was eerily similar to one of my own. The circumstances, the characters’ history, even some of the action and dialogue was very much like a story I have written.
I was beyond angry about it! I put my heart and soul into my stories, and I give a lot of thought to the plot, the development of the stories, the dialogue, and whatnot. To see that someone took my ideas and made it their own is very disconcerting. I realize that I do write fan fiction and that the fictional universes I write about were created by other people. However, anything original I add to it is mine. To see someone taking that from me just hurts. I feel violated! There’s no other way to…
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