Here I sit with my younger brother - watching him play a 90's collector card game - Yu-Gi-Oh. It reminds me of how awesome it is to collaborate with people on a large scale project that started as just one small passion -- and it's quite inspiring.
This game is still going and it all started as a seed of an idea in one person's brain in 1990 and started as a passion for writing Manga. Long-story short - it was the fans that kept the manga, and the concept of Yu-Gi-Oh (also called Magic and Wizards) moving forward once Kazuki Takahashi's (the manga's creator) first story appeared in a popular magazine and was serialized.
Yu-Gi-Oh the game was an evolution of a fictional game in a fan-loved world and was never intended to be continued to the extent it has been taken - across cultures, countries and generations. It was one small game idea within a larger passion and it just exploded once people had a taste. Kazuki intended on creating a series of games within the manga, but something about his first idea stuck with people and it's legacy is still evolving with new cards and storylines centered around the concept of battle - and (if you've seen the manga or show) friendship.
Stories of creators like Kazuki Takahashi is what gives me the fuel to always create something from the ideas that float around in my mind. I can just never know if that idea will resonate, entertain or help someone in the future. Something about it pulls me forward.
I hope you follow what pulls you forward too.
From nothing create,