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here are a few tips on how to be a rad person in fandom who respects the other members of your fandom community:
- if you see an idea (say, for an AU) in another person’s tags and you think it’s rad and inspiring and you want to write more about it or maybe even write a whole fic, CREDIT THE PERSON WHO HAD THE ORIGINAL IDEA.
- it’s even polite to ask if the person minds first if you use their idea (they probably won’t! people like knowing that their ideas inspire others) or at the very tiny minimum least, link them afterward to be like ‘yo! your idea inspired me and I wrote a thing, I mentioned that i got the idea from you in the notes and I hope you like what I’ve done with it!’ inspiring stuff is rad!
- on a similar note, you can really never be too generous in crediting ideas and concepts to others. even if you both discussed something in a back-and-forth chat, if you’re using ANY of the other person’s ideas (once you’ve asked to make sure they’re chill with it), just be like ‘this came out of a chat with [link to their tumblr], thanks for the inspiration!’ in your story notes wherever you post it. oh man. so easy. add hearts and glitter as you deem necessary.
- put simply: if you credit specific ideas you didn’t come up with yourself, the idea’s originator feels jazzed and happy to have inspired you. if you DON’T credit and thus pass off ideas that weren’t your own as your own, the person in question feels, justifiably, like you stole their idea.
we’re all in this together guys! be cool please!
ZAYN JUST CHILLIN WHILE LIAM SITS ON HIM
H E DOESNT EVEN FUCKING CARE
IT’S NOTHING NEW
[you know thing that impossible well now IT HAPPEN]
Spunky Assistant: BUT DOCTOR NO THAT IMPOSSIBLE
Doctor: YES SPUNKY ASSISTANT IT IMPOSSIBLE
Doctor: …BUT HAPPEN
[title card doo wee ooo HAPPEN OF THE DOCTOR by STEVEN MOFFAT]
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