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I did a lot of what I set out to do. Writing took about two hours longer than expected! But I got way more than I thought I would down, so I’ll just shift tomorrow over to an art day if brainstorming slows down.
Until then, I earned video games.
Got a day’s writing/brainstorming session good and done, thanks to my head being clear and the rest of me feeling good and “normal.” Which is just dang lovely!
I had an idea of doing short videos and just posting them on Tumblr. Vlog things. Dumb things. I don’t know if I will do them, but I have ideas.
I’ve been wanting to do a simple blog/vlog diary for years now, to sort of make up for a sheer lack of documented visual proof that I was a Real Human Being for much of my childhood, and to maybe help with my speech and self-confidence.
I’ll probably chicken out, but I hope I don’t.
psdo replied to your post: dragon age: origins is slightly more bearable with…
tragically there is no mod to make it playable while blindfolded
Improved Aesthetics with Lore-Friendly mods and Improved Atmosphere are nice, though, but
I think the last time I played it a few weeks ago, I put on a hat while in mage clothes and then immediately revulsed in horror and shut the game down and hid under my desk
Messed around with installing/updating mods for Skyrim and Dragon Age: Origins/Awakening, so gonna wind down for the night.
Then video games all night
i’m gonna chill out with the posting now, back to doodles and video games because my day right now is basically just that and coffee
I think that the culture at large (and fandom in particular) really need to have a conversation where its not about what you like or how cool you are, but about articulating what Thing means to you and why with people who want to talk about that
i had a really big long response to this, but after rereading it over and over i realized it could be simplified to
“a lot of people really don’t wanna put effort into analyzing why they like a thing, and, honestly, that’s okay”
i always encourage people to sit and think about it, because i think when you understand why you like a thing, you can find other things that are similar more easily because you can focus on individual qualities as opposed to just going with sweeping generalizations, but apart from low ratings or sales, people liking things for what could be perceived as dumb or brainless reasons doesn’t really hurt me or the things i enjoy
there’s a lot of cool discussion to be had in that vein, though, because then you can sit there and start analyzing all the various reasons why people enjoy popular things, and what particular aspects about those things are the origin point for that magnetism
i feel like this sort of got away from the whole “sellout” thing and that’s probably my fault for just going toward “popular thing!! like?!// i like!! thing!!!! why? no one care yes”
if someone draws caterchomp for me i will love you forever
i tried ;w;
all i can think of when i see this is
at least youre not the head of animation on Least I Could Do: The Animated Series
y’know, i used to read that strip for a good while
and the only reason i didn’t stop for the longest time was that it was so boring i forgot i was actively reading it
Hating someone for selling out is, I think, a LOT easier than admitting you hate it because its not the obscure thing you thought it was when you discovered it for the first time.
and that’s where you get into the frame of mind where you’re not really enjoying it because it’s a fun thing, but because you feel like you’re included in an intimate club of people who know a thing
and then it’s not even about the thing, but about the culture surrounding it, so it’s really not any better than the inverse of wanting an iphone because everyone else has one — these weird pop culture “badges” that we wear in order to signify stability and prime cultural awareness so that no one will make fun of us or make us feel left out
it’s actually why i think memes have become so popular on the internet, because it really isn’t about the memes but their association with other people — essentially, knowing what memes are has become memetic in and of itself, and seeing it proliferate beyond that, even when you enter late in the game, there becomes this entitlement issue, this pissing contest where you look down on anyone who hasn’t been there as long as you while at the same time trying to convince others that you’ve totally been there since the beginning
i can pretty much guarantee a lot of fandom mentality on tumblr and otherwise is based on this culture badge thing, where the reasons why we consume media is not because of the inherent value but the things associated within the fandom or culture, which is why a lot of people try to posture themselves as more cultured or more intelligent for Liking This Thing Over That Thing (see: Sherlock v. Elementary), and why there’s a lot of gross entitlement about said Thing
basically we’re all still in high school and wanna hang with the cliques we think are cool rather than doing the smart thing that after-school specials have been telling us all this time and being ourselves, so we construct a self based on things that interest others, and plant ourselves in that role to establish cultural relevance within those cliques
which is a really long way of saying “yeah you’re basically totally right”
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