Should be in Lounge?
When I was young, like under 20, I thought my ideas was awesome. When I look at them now, they're not much to hang in the x-mas tree... In fact, I feel a little ashamed how naive and egoistical I was thinking my ideas were the best in the world when they were infact mediocre at best. There's probably a million others who had very similar or the same ideas too.
Also, ideas are always awesome in your head, but you have to put it down on paper, and it's the stuff on paper that other people see and judge by.
As for idea theiving in art, it's both good and bad. Bad because you steal credit from the original artist, good for art in general, because building on other people's ideas is how culture and technology progress.
There's different degrees of stealing though. I think it's okay to steal knobs and minor details, then reshape them slightly (something you have to do to fit them with your design anyways, and stuff tend to morph over time). Examples of knobs is... well, knobs on shoulderpads, an X on a beveled plate, joints, some neat camera lens etc...
The only designs that are truly yours are those you stumble upon, ie. a happy accident. You draw something and it looks like something else, and you think, hey, that's kinda cool.
The rest of the designs, shapes and knobs we use are from nature or other artists.
It's not okay to steal someone else's combination of knobs and shapes IMO.
Jamen jag tror att han skäms, och har gömt sig. Vårt universum det är en av dom otaliga spermasatser som Herren i sin självhärliga ensamhet har runkat fram för å besudla intet.