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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Imitating Art?

They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, but how much is too much? Would you feel flattered if someone started to copy you and attempt to do the things you are good at? What if they wanted to take credit for your work, or try to do "your" things because they think they are better than you?

Would you feel the same way if it was a total stranger imitating you than if it was a family member or friend?


How would you feel if you got the feeling that this person somehow wanted to be you?

3 comments:

Will Kinshella said...

Writing is a very personal activity. I know I dredge up a lot of poignant emotions whenever I put pen to paper. They're shadowed by fiction of course, but I'm always there underneath.

As Thoreau said:

"We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, the first person that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well"

Rick said...

I think I'd have to hunt them down.

SP said...

It's almost like having an evil twin.