By brianfantana32 - United States - Spokane
Today, I was assigned to write a short story about what we imagine Earth to be like in 500 years, and daily conflicts people experience. My teacher loved it and read it aloud to the class. He asked for my inspiration, and I didn't have the heart to say that I ripped off Mass Effect 3. FML
brianfantana32 tells us more :
This. This is more of a morality issue than a legal issue. I didn't take it word for word (even though that's hard to do since it's a video game and not a book), I just used the concept.
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Me too! Mass effect is a really good game from just looking t it I just never got a chance to play it and I've been playing halo since the first one came out and read all the books do that report would've been easy for me!

  Link5794  |  18

Then I assume your profile picture is a photograph of you?

  Driveshaft  |  5

Don't worry...I'm a ME junkie myself, but they ripped off a plethora of other stories.
"if we weren't allowed to plagiarize, there would be no original thought"

  CyborgBanana  |  12

I love every Mass Effect game, in my opinion it's the best sci-fi trilogy in gaming. I've gotten similar assignments to the OP and it's hard not to copy something from such a rich universe. I wouldn't feel bad OP, everyone needs some inspiration at least. I guess ME was your inspiration for the assignment.

  miserypoison  |  13

Remember, burn the evidence.

If anyone says something like:
"this sounds a lot like Mass Effect 3"

Be like

".. I've honestly never heard of that TV show before"

Play dumb.

  Warden1986  |  16

Although this is actually considered plagiarism. People need to use their own imagation.

I am personally writing a book, and I would be pretty upset if someone copyed my work/story.

  Warden1986  |  16

Sorry about that, 1am comments are not usually the best. Specially after working a twelve hour shift. However that's not a good enough excuse so thanks. Shame on me..

  minisquid  |  9

HighGT, go kill yourself. Don't be like Sam the Foolish, who tried to be cool and said that Breaking Bad was his favorite movie. Sam isn't around anymore. I made sure of that.

By  cr3ativity  |  15

That would have been a pretty boss essay, even if it was ripped from mass effect.
Cause y'know, Hollywood is doing the same thing, making remakes of nearly every pop-culture film from the 70's to the 90's.