Hello, i am new. this is the first forum I have ever joined and this is my first post. My question is this: let's say I watched a movie or read a book a long, long time ago that takes place in a big land, secluded from all the world by a big fence of mountains. It was impossible to get in or out of the land because of the mountains. Well, lets say I subconciously remember this and an image of the land pops into my head and I slightly base the land in my book on it. The similarity is one they are both secluded by mountains. Now, I know whoever came up with the idea first doesn't own the idea, but I did losely base my land on the image I saw of their land. It was sort of subconcious and I didn't realize it until now. My question is, If I see an image of land from a picture or a movie and while I am writting I accidently imagine that my character is in that same land, the land in the picture, is it plagerism? Okay, just to clarify. If while writing my story and my character is running through the woods, I accidently imagine him running through the exact same woods as in the movie, but describe the woods diffrently with only a few similarities. that's ok. Sorry, i'm just a bit worried about plagerism. From what I've gathered its really easy to accidently plagerize. Sorry, the post is long. I wanted to make sure you could understand what I mean.