Hi, guys I'm curious as to what you all consider as plagiarism vs inspiration. I wanted to write a story and a light novel really inspired me. The story is called "Kaettekite mo Fantasy!?". https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i-came-back-but-the-world-is-still-a-fantasy/ A boy returns home after being summoned to another world, only to find his world has also become a fantasy. I love how dark the story is, the ranking system, and the challenge the MC has to face in this new unfamiliar familiar world. If I wanted to write a story based on the novel above, at what point would it be considered plagerism? I originally wanted to write a story based on this novel due to how slow the story is being updated… I was just not satisfied with how little we got to read at the time. The novel first began around April 2013, almost 7 years have past, yet the story is still ongoing. There's a long gap between the upload of each chapter… and it drives me insane. I wasn't sure if I wanted to write a fanfic about this story instead but I don't think I would do a good job. I was also more interested in creating my own characters and setting with that as a premise. Over time I began to wonder what was the line between plagiarism and inspiration. I would hate myself if I plagerised someone else's blood, sweet and tears.