Originally posted by Toe
Quoting ringtailedhunter quoting Oscar Wilde:
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
It seems an appropriate quote in this context, though I have now become sick of typing the word "quote"...
PS: a seperate Mr Wilde quote is available that appears entirely contrad ...[text shortened]... ent. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes, and annexes everything."
They aren't contradictory....
The first quote by Wilde is true and self-explanatory.
The second quote refers to the rest of the world. Everyone absorbs and takes ideas and concepts as their own. A large portion just regurgitate those thoughts and ideas. The artists and inventors, take those ideas, mix and match them, and come out with new things that is unoriginal in parts, but as a whole is brand new.
Creative people tend to have a good memory, which gives them more to draw upon.
As for plagarism, I'm against it, but it is just a forum and not a publication. The forums are not the reason this site is hear, so I'd let it pass. Now, if he was using someone else's moves.....