Originally Posted by Selina42
Hiya! Just wondering about a couple of things - do you mean 'steampunk' to describe only the typically used Victorian period visual style - or could a more 1940s steampunk visual style be adopted for example?
Could we use stories from films and modern day literature as well as our own stories, fairy tales and legends?
If someone has already picked a story that we want to use, but we have a totally different concept from that story is that acceptable and not considered copying?
Steam really wasn't in use much by the 1940's - I'm guessing you're talking more of a Fallout/Bioshock type setting which whilst rather cool, is stretching it a little too much I feel.
I'm personally fairly flexible with what constitutes a myth or a legend - but I'd suggest that it has to be at least a story that is part of a particular culture's psyche - so things like Alice in Wonderland, or Wizard of Oz are ok, but maybe The Matrix is not such a good idea.
There is no problem with more than one person choosing the same concept, just don't pinch their ideas.