If a creator posts an idea, you don’t have to reply about how it’s similar to another thing. In fact, it can be a little frustrating!
Nerd culture is vast and varied. Even if an adjacent concept already exists, no two ideas are identical when handled by different people. Just taking D&D as an example, there are 50 million people playing worldwide! There's bound to be some overlap with creators constantly churning out ideas.
If you're kindly offering a recommendation or making a connection, I don't mind! If you're trying to bring me down, well.
— Justice Arman (@justicearman) July 12, 2021
Parallel creation is real, y'all. It doesn't mean someone stole something, or that you need to point it out. They happen completely independently, all the time.
— Dan Dillon (@Dan_Dillon_1) July 12, 2021
Sometimes folks are just trying to understand and maybe the #1 way we learn things is by relating them to things we already know.
Other times, folks are trying to pop your balloon, bring you down, and show off what they know like it's a competition.
— Matt Colville? (@mattcolville) July 12, 2021
I just saw how someone said this exact same thing, talking about the exact same thing, but different. The similarities must be a coincidence, of course, or perhaps you copied them? Also, if things are different enough, are they the same again? I'm confused.
— Mikaela Sims 🏳️⚧️ (@MikaelaVSims) July 12, 2021