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Now, why am I not surprised?
25 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
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....