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Now, why am I not surprised?
25 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
tigae From: tigae Date: July 14th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
People like her suck. And the people who tell original authors that their works are plagiarized from someone else's ideas. That happened to an AWESOME InuYasha authoress.

Glad you got this one taken care of.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: July 14th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, it's been often said that there are only 20-30 basic plots in fiction. So at this point, pretty much everything is derived or inspired by someone else's work. So I'm a bit skeptical when people claim to come up with a </i>completely</i> original plot, especially when one works (and reads) in a specific fandom.

My basic approach has always been to do my best to credit my inspirations and/or acknowledge the existence of unintentional similarities. It happened to me with a line from one of Lady Koneko's fics -- the two stories were in different fandom, but the virtually identical sentence appeared in both of them. ^_^;
25 hisses or Hiss in my ear....