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Where is the best place to begin? I suppose by warning people that this is a little bit of rant. However, it's very much needed in order to clear my head of cluttering thoughts.

I understand, I truly do, that there are no more original stories. Characters are simply dressed in new clothing. Plots are taken apart and pieced back together with other plots. Settings and descriptions are recycled over and over. I also understand that it is fine to be inspired by something you love. You should let it guide you and help you in your own creative adventures. I have a list of books, songs and movies that, when inspiration is running low, I turn to in order to revitalise my brain juices.

I get this.

What I don't get is how people can be praised as 'original' when it is more the damn obvious that they are not. When someone has taken a book/video game/movie and just....really, but the characters in a new setting. Yet people will embrace this as new. People will encourage this as good work.

Sometimes it can be youth that causes these errors. I know that I can fully admit to grabbing characters from existing stories and forcing them into a new role, while poorly veiling their true origin. 

What I cannot accept....no. Accept is the wrong word. I meant, what I cannot understand is how someone who claims to be a 'published author' can get away with just copy pasting characters, device and plot into their work. It drives me...mad. What especially drives me mad is that no one has told them. No one has confronted them or questioned it.

Perhaps it's just me.....

Or maybe you've read something and thought 'hang on; this is just X/Y/Z re-told. How is this possibly considered to be original?'
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Jack Andrew Jones
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Favourite Books: Salamander by Thomas Wharton, The Book of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Zafon, and The Quick by Lauren Owen.

Favourite Films: Dog Soldiers, Kill Your Darlings, The Man in the Iron Mask, Vanity Fair, Anonymous, Legends of the Fall, The Beach, The Mummy, After the Dark and Cloud Atlas.

Inspirational People: Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Leonardo Da Vinci, Marquis De Sade, William Shakespeare, Howard Lovecraft and Siegfried Sassoon.

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NoahAsai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Thank you for the watch!
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JeanaEvas Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi I follow you nearly everywhere I can find you and I just heard about your change and I just wanted to express my adoration of you and hope that you are always happy and healthy moving forward and can't wait to continue watching videos and seeing pictures of your wonderful parle adventures. 😄
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saltygambler Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Thank you for the watch! :iconsquee-loveplz:
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the watch! 8D Oh my, if the comment below is implying you were born on Valentine's Day, we share a birthday!
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shaneharuno Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
happy birthday 
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Nanihoo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconyaycanadaplz: :heart: Thank you so much for the watch! :heart: :iconyayukraineplz: :iconyaykumajiroplz:

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acbardwil Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks for the watch! ✮
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Eninaj27 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch! :)
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DarkFireWindWolf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Hey, Jenn! I've got a quick question that I've been curious about for a rather long time.
If Loki's power is Ice, does that mean that he doesn't get brain-freezes?
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Sleyf Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the warch!
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