Friday, February 26, 2010

"That was my idea!"

CKHB just posted this fun video (there is an f-bomb, just fyi) and linked to a blog post by Aprilynne Pike. We've all heard agents and other say it: There are no new ideas.

I had previously seen this video (mild language) of the same idea, which is hilarious.

What are some examples of overused plot devices you've seen used in a unique way? What do you think of the "there are no new ideas" mantra?


  1. Hi Larissa! I happened across your blog by way of Aprilynne Pike's and I came to see the Pachelbel Rant. You're right - it's hilarious!

    Thanks for posting :)

  2. Hi, Larissa. I have a blog award waiting for you on my blog.

  3. Not to change the subject -- OK, TO change the subject -- I gave you an award. Looks like I'm not the only one. Check it out on my blog. :)

  4. Hi WritingNut! Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Medeia and Marcia - Thanks for the blog awards! :)

  5. Bwahahahaha! I've seen that first one, but the second is HILARIOUS!