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Somebody Already Thought of It by fear-the-brilliance Somebody Already Thought of It by fear-the-brilliance
I hate when I think of an idea and then I find out that somebody already thought it. :(
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AliceSacco Featured By Owner Edited Jun 3, 2016
To me it happens differently. I think to an idea, and after decades somebody thinks to the same idea, and maybe this idea becomes successful. I'm always surprised it does takes so long.

First idea: A tornado that makes you travel back in time when it goes counter clockwise, and forward when it goes clockwise. 
After 13 years in cartoon 'courage the brave dog' there was the same concept, with minor differences. Instead of travelling in time, the tornado made you younger or older. About this one I though 'Well, I was 13 and I though about this by my own, and after 15 years somebody does a cartoon with the same concept... and to develop it it needed a team' 
I was surprised because i don't think is easy to think about that.

My other idea was (and probably I will still use it) regardless vampires having blood-type like humans, and needing to drink only blood of their own blood-type, otherwise they can be sick or even die. Then in recent years (I mean, after decades I had this idea), somebody had about the same idea on her fan fiction (it really was an original story, published on a fan fiction site). I've though 'Oh, finally somebody came with the same idea!'.
Probably this idea was never used because, according to my friend and to other people, is 'bullshit and it doesn't make sense', but I will use it anyway if I will write a story with vampires in it.

Also, at nine I had a basic idea similar to hetalia, with humanized cities instead of countries. I gave up the day later because I though that idea is BS. Honestly when I saw hetalia I though 'I'm glad I gave up on that idea, I hate it.

Right now I'm developing a story that isn't original, but is not even copied. When I started to write this story I was more curious about how I would developed an already done idea, if I'm still able to put something unique in it.
ScourgexWarriorCats Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
Story of my life, I'll give her hope, I'll spend her love, until she's broke inside! Story of my lifeeee! X3
Ronerk Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
StrawberryJupiter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cat nods 
KimberlyTheHedgie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I was going to do this stamp, but you already made it! :XD:
AngelicCattt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure irony.
KimberlyTheHedgie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That was the purpose after all!
But yeah, I was going to do it!
DaylightShadow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's happening way too often sad 
Greystar2000 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me at night: LETS MAKE THIS... WAIT I should look up Google for similar things... No. This looks unique! //uploads\\ wait... More like this... NOOOO! D: it was already thought of!
kaciekk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
even when this does happen, still do it. But make it original, make it  your own, how you think it should be.
pawandpuppys Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This happens a lot, then people think I stole it. ;-;
MaieykioRAMIRA Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015   Writer
YES. :c
Guardian-of-Light137 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Writer
Just act like you never saw it lol. Shhh. I said nothing.
JuRom Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I thought someone must humanized the countrys and do a TV show about it/write a comic/Manga whatever. And then I found Hetalia...
Aka-DenSuFreak Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true
Toryii Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
starstruck957 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thats me.
DynamicNerdleXx Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
And then people think I've stolen it. :lol:
SarajoHess Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And then people think I stole it.
shadetempest Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   General Artist
The original thought theory states that, everything you have ever thought has already been thought by somebody else due to the limitations of the human.

The only reason why something appears original is because somebody didn't have the time/resources/luck/circumstances etc. to replicate it.

Fun story: I thought I came up with this theory, but it was already made. LOL
ReaperKing Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This happens to me way too often.
AMattz-de-StudioM Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
IncognitoMallard Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LadyBeelze Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nothing new under the sun unfortunately e_eU
Harseik Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darnit, you took my stamp idea! Wish I had thought of it sooner.
TeamShikaIno Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist
It's even worse when you realize they did it ten times better than you ever will ;; ... :iconsulkplz:
JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I guess that could be annoying, but all ideas are different when you think about it.
EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Well, no reason not to do something you thought of anyway, even if somebody else beat you to it. There's nothing truly new under the sun. Chances are, yours will be turn out different to theirs anyway. :D
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Watch necklace is taken also!
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Already taken surprise surprise!
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just now thought of a watch ring!
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Watch earrings, wrist wallets both thought of in two minutes, already taken
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I thought of wristbags and neck bags within two seconds, already taken
And I thought I was freakin creative
There's no hope for me
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I thought of a team of characters named The Quad Squad, already taken -_-
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I have to favorite this immediately, because it relates to me so much
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
My dream of becoming rich and famous was ruined by the L-square ruler -_-
D*** that idiot who ruined my life -_- Who put them on the planet?
MalakiaLaGatta Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The history of my life as a novelist :'(
Tokyo-Dollie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! this is what i was always thinking! Your such a mind reader : O -gasp-
brandi3981 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that happens 2 me alot -uses-
Miitee Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah that's true, and when i share my idea and someone said someone already have the same idea
i really feel dissapointed
Annanimus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had an awesome Idea for a science fair
and I did a ton of research...
and then found out it was already done... :(
Jay-Kuro Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It often happens, many good ideas are already taken. :(
Drawing-Stars-02 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IKR :iconyunofaceplz:
and then I go :iconfffuuuplz:
and it makes you wanna go
:iconspongebobseesplz: "Who put you on this planet?"
And then it makes a mess
:iconpunch1plz::iconpunch2plz: "Y U NO GET YOUR OWN IDEA? COPY CAT!"
*sigh* sad, sad world. :iconwthplz:
jordanb12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Me to -.-
Like for ocs
And than they call it copying >: (
kananon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Well, you know what they say, creative minds think alike. Eh I wish it wasn't always that way though!
BlackFireOpal Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too
Anthum Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
SinfulAnkh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
My dreams to become a videogame designer...all in one stamp...
KimberlyTheHedgie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I made two stories, and a "friend" of mine blasted me with things that she said I copied, which I didn't. This led me to take both down... But now I have a new one!
...Also, I want to work with animations, 3D designs and all that videogame crap(JK) that makes me rage when I notice 11-year-olded kids already know how to do! >_< I'm so limited, the only thing is that I got 4th place on national at a math thingie XD I also want to learn how to play goddamn instruments that half of my school knows how to play and also want to join the science fair with my brain-nerves thing! But I think I'll do something else~

Back to the story: One day, my sister had the book-switch day, which you take a book and then bring another one home. My sister took a GOOD  book that we has and then she came back with the only thing they left... A crappy comic! They said they would do it again but they never did. Then to cheer her up I made this story:

"MUUMMMM!!1!!1!!!111!!!1 THEY GAVE ME A CRAP!111!!!!!!1!"
"What crap? It's The Kingdom of Kinkam!"
*reads book*It says "gotcha" on the first page and has a Problem? on its second page.

So, she laughed. Past three months, we went to beach with our cousin. Since it was raining, we decided to build a sand kingdom instead. We did it all, it came out pretty awesome! Then we were going to name it... Then "The Kingdom of Kinkam" came to me. We discussed about it for the rest of the day(My cousin says I'm good with stories).

FIRST STORY(Prototype): There was this one unnamed guy. He lived on a small hill, a bit apart from the Lower Village. He came to the village, and he needed to defeat a lot of monsters that invaded. As a prize, a grateful elder gives you the Earth Crystal, which leads you to the Stone Castle. You then meet the Stone Princess, who is imprisioned in the Castle. She tells you that this and other crystals have been cursed, and that she can take off the evil spirits. She says that the first spirint belongs to her mother, who became crazy when found out about the magic of the Stone Crystal and that it was so close. Then you need to defeat the boss of the Earth Temple, who is a big stone-ish gorilla thingie. Then you go after the other crystals(...)

I updated the story, now the elder says that the leader of the monster swarm had theStone Key. You use it to unlock the gate of the Stone Castle, now the story makes more sense. I hope no one steals it :(
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