I thought I was so fucking brilliant for coming with this idea to recreate maps of places dear to my heart. I’m about half-done with a map of Manhattan and I walk into someone’s office at work, and there is my map, completed and on her wall… She said she saw something like that online and rather than pay for it, she made it herself. So now at least TWO people have thwarted my plans.
I know there’s more than one way to skin a cat, but for the love of God my idea is the EXACT SAME EXECUTION as this pre-existing notion. I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS. Anyway, to differentiate my maps from this other person’s ideas, I have some insane, grandiose plot for Maphattan now, and there is a 75% chance its going to look like absolute dagshit. (Not dogshit, but dagshit. Dagshit is about twelve times worse than dogshit.)