TL;DR: I'm a faggot pussy scared of the DONUT STEELZ
/wbg/ bros I need your help. So I made a whole lot of worldbuilding for a story of mine, right? And I know this'll sound like incredibly petty OC DONUT STEEL shit, but I've grown really jealous of what I created which is preventing me from sharing it with the world in the first place. I don't care if it's actually not that original, all I know is that this really matters to me. So now I want to finally put my world out there and I was wondering: what would the best way to do so be, in a way that my work can be "safeguarded"? Like I'm honestly terrified of this possibility that someone could use my stuff as inspiration to make something better and I would either A: be remembered as the worse version of X, or B: not be remembered at all. All I want is to at the very least be credited should any of that happen, you know?
I had this idea which sounds the best honestly: instead of dumping my whole world on some personal Wiki site with unappealing walls of text, I instead create a visual novel, showcasing my world all in one place in a more interesting and hopefully captivating way with plenty of drawings and shit. Maybe I could publish it on Steam for free. The idea behind this is: if it gains recognition, and if something similar comes along people will know it was probably inspired by my work, meaning that the best way to safeguard my work from theft is to, quite ironically, show it to the whole world to see. If I'm a small fish nobody will know, nobody will give a shit if someone steals from me
I know I know, I'm probably a paranoid/narcissistic/autistic retard to think those things, feel absolutely free to rightfully fuck my shit up for it, I should get the hell over myself but despite me realizing how stupid this all is I can't help but think about it constantly, and it's stifling me.
What the FUCK do I do. How do I stop being such a faggot