Let me plot the ways...

Gary Leach bangfish at comcast.net
Mon Feb 16 14:32:32 CET 2004


> Anyway, when in the opinion of you people here, is a plot to close to
> another.

An interesting question and, for me, a tough one. Having reviewed tons 
of Disney stories, from all times and lots of places, I've noticed 
certain basic plots being used over and over and over. Combine that 
with characters and situations that are of necessity used over and over 
and over, and in certain respects the term "plagiarism" loses all 

My own basic yardstick is this: has the writer done enough with the 
plot, characters, situations, etc., to keep me from thinking I've read 
the exact same story before?

Like you, Anders, I'd be interested to know what others think about 


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