I see what you mean and I agree that it's inevitable that some images will result in similar interpretations...for example the recently circulated "kitteh with chicks" had to produce more than one "chick magnet." But when I refer to "high jacking" an LOL, I'm referring to someone who repeatedly redoes a just created LOL, moves a few of the same words around and claims credit. Honestly, I don't plan on making a career out of this...Sylvia & I had both did two very similar LOLs in theme recently and laughed about it...it has always happened and always will but it should not always be the SAME person repeatedly doing it...One of the great things about this place is that we do inspire each other a lot...sometimes that inspiration may be unconscious and without realizing it one captures the essence of someone else's LOL ..
thank you so much for your thoughts..and I agree completely that the culprit in some cases may be "new" to our culture but the perp that started grabbing my stuff as soon as it hit, is not only an ICHC member, he WAS a friend as well. I was trying to convince myself to ignore the whole thing when I discovered other friends were experiencing this issue as well...so I figured I'd take a shot at a simple gentle solution that would let the person know that the "rip off" was noted.