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I hate when I think of an idea and then I find out that somebody already thought it. :(
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:iconquyakillaluna:
QuyaKillaLuna Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One word: Hetalia. I'd basically thought of the whole premise before I knew about the anime.
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Galaxyrainbowgirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats how I feel too 
using!
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:iconmarxkirby66:
marxkirby66 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I know that feel ._.
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QAoA Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I once came up with an idea for an episode of a show. Three years later a bizarre, eerily similar episode was released, following my prediction almost exactly.
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RealityIs-AnIllusion Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Student General Artist
OMG UGH YES >_< ALWAYS..
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AliceSacco Featured By Owner Edited Jun 3, 2016   Digital Artist
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.
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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
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Ronerk Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015
:iconthisplz:
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Agreed.
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StrawberryJupiter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cat nods 
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:iconkimberlythehedgie:
KimberlyTheHedgie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I was going to do this stamp, but you already made it! :XD:
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AngelicCattt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure irony.
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:iconkimberlythehedgie:
KimberlyTheHedgie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That was the purpose after all!
But yeah, I was going to do it!
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DaylightShadow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's happening way too often sad 
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:iconquinnbee-s:
Quinnbee-s Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General 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!
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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.
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:iconpawandpuppys:
pawandpuppys Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This happens a lot, then people think I stole it. ;-;
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:iconx-sunlight-x:
x-Sunlight-x Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015   Writer
YES. :c
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:iconguardian-of-light137:
Guardian-of-Light137 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Writer
Just act like you never saw it lol. Shhh. I said nothing.
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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...
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Aka-DenSuFreak Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true
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:icontoryii:
Toryii Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
MY LIFE IN A STAMP
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:iconstarstruck957:
starstruck957 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thats me.
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DynamicNerdleXx Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
And then people think I've stolen it. :lol:
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SarajoHess Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And then people think I stole it.
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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
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ReaperKing Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This happens to me way too often.
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:iconamattz-de-studiom:
AMattz-de-StudioM Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So USING!!!
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IncognitoMallard Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ALL THE TIME =^=
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:iconladybeelze:
LadyBeelze Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nothing new under the sun unfortunately e_eU
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Darnit, you took my stamp idea! Wish I had thought of it sooner.
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:iconteamshikaino:
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:
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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.
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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
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koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Watch necklace is taken also!
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:iconkoopaparatroopa1924:
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Already taken surprise surprise!
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:iconkoopaparatroopa1924:
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just now thought of a watch ring!
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:iconkoopaparatroopa1924:
koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Watch earrings, wrist wallets both thought of in two minutes, already taken
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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
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koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I thought of a team of characters named The Quad Squad, already taken -_-
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koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I have to favorite this immediately, because it relates to me so much
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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?
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MalakiaLaGatta Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The history of my life as a novelist :'(
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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-
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brandi3981 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that happens 2 me alot -uses-
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:iconmiitee:
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
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Annanimus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNOW RIGHT???!!!
I had an awesome Idea for a science fair
and I did a ton of research...
and then found out it was already done... :(
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:iconjay-kuro:
Jay-Kuro Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It often happens, many good ideas are already taken. :(
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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:
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jordanb12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Me to -.-
Like for ocs
And than they call it copying >: (
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