The word of the day is plagiarism. Or you can swap it out for copying.
This isn’t a new topic. It pops up like wack-a-mole every so often in the hobby.
Over the last few days, numerous posts on studio pages and in model horse groups have been devoted to this topic. So let’s discuss it. What is and isn’t plagiarism/copying?
Months ago while I was scrolling through TikTok and came upon a video. It was a beautiful montage of clips from a sky lantern festival. It looked magical so it became my obsession for an hour. In that hour I also sent the video to my friend, Sam, and told her we should go to one. Sam researched and sent me a link about one that was occurring localish to us. They encouraged buying early, so we both bought our tickets. I had to get mine swapped because in my excitement I bought them for the wrong day!
In June of 2017, I ended up in a parade. I wasn’t supposed to ride in the parade, but if you’re offered a horse in the middle of the road, how can you say no?
In June of 2017 I visited the African American Museum. It wasn’t open to the public yet, but I was able to get tickets through a local group that was having a bus trip. So my parents, sister, and I boarded the bus in York, PA to ride down to DC.
The Founding Director of the museum wrote, “This building will sing for all of us.”
And it did. The three tier architecture was inspired by the Yoruban Caryatid.