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Is it wrong to use an idea from a story, but with all the other details different ?for ex. If a male get pregnant, but i got that from a different story, and all the characters, the setting, and the story is completely different. Is that still wrong?
|facia||No, it's not wrong, but if you got the idea somewhere, it's polite to give credit to the other story for inspiring yours.|
|kebito|| really? thanks cuz ive had trouble with that i am going to give credit where is due. thanks facia|
|PikaBot||Don't write Mpreg. it's not original, it's not clever, and it's really really retarded.|
|facia|| Um...although many people don't like mpreg, many other people do. There's nothing wrong with it.|
|kebito||ahaa its a crackfic lol i saw it in a sory and i started laughing... like hard lol|
|JesusKetchum31|| I understand why people dislike mpreg, but I think a blanket ban on it is a little excessive. Crackfic mpreg can be really funny if done well, for one. I agree that mpreg is usually awful in serious fanfics, but it isn't necessarily--in some science fiction series, it can actually make a degree of sense. |
After all, Star Trek (ENT) did mpreg. Then again, Star Trek is also where the term "slash" comes from by all accounts I've heard...
|kebito||hmm..... blah i cant write. I want to contribute and i get like good ideas, but i can never seem to remember them, or i have trouble putting it down in paper, or so to speak.|
|Rous|| I do not think there is anything wrong with using an idea. How many original ones are there, anymore? I have three different original fictions that deal with alternate universes and gateways between them. I will admit that the idea has been explored by big name published authors, but the story line and characters are all mine; I borrow neither names or worlds from anyone else. |
I recently saw "Eregon". The first thing that popped into my head was not LOTR, but Dragonriders of Pern. It was blatant enough that I wonder that Anne McCaffery does not sue. Still, there are other stories about dragons; does that make the story plagiarized? I do not believe so.
And, from what I hear, this "Eregon" was originally a LOTR fanfic which was rewritten as a Star Wars fanfic (or vice versa) before being presented as an original.
Male pregnancy: Enemy Mine with Lou Gosset, Jr and Dennis Quaid. I recently bought it because I really liked it when it came out. It worked for me because it was an alien that was pregnant. I do not read them in most fanfic because they are to icky. On the other hand, if you want to write about MPREG, then write about seahorses; no one can call that icky.
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