My article over on Blood of Kittens is only generating a modest amount of buzz, but I'm not disappointed with that for a first try. Of course, I'm not sure how Tastytaste, the editor, feels about it all, so I'll just have to see if I've done enough to be asked back in the future.
I love how the simple act of conversation can spin one's paradigms like a top, allowing for a new angle of thought. At the end of the day, I went to school and became a Social Worker because people are the only thing that really matter. Everything we all do relates in some way to another; examining that can bring insight. Case in point, my reply to Gigi's comment on the article:
It's very possible people don't like it (my Storm Raven) because it's bad - did I need to spell it out?
That said, people don't put time and effort into models then think, "Boy, this sucks!" I saw what I wanted to see and only looked with unbiased eyes after I didn't get the reaction I expected. Of course I wanted people to like it - you don't create a blog and spend a ton of time on material for it if you're not looking to appeal to your peers.
I'm just not ashamed to admit it. There's a bit of narcissism in it... okay, I'll own that.
But I'm not alone.
What, you think folks do this stuff for the simple joy of doing it? If you've ever painted anything, ever posted anything, ever showed off a fig to a buddy, you've got an expectation that someone will like it. You're probably expecting a compliment. If you don't get that, you may blow it off, but you're either going to stop doing what didn't appeal to the social animals around you or try harder to garner some respect.
That kind of stuff is capital, my friend.
So you see, I thought it was cool, until the comments rolled in. Your comment is nice by comparison, and I thank you for that! I've created something ugly, but it's mine and if I want to hold it close and whisper sweet nothings, like, "Don't listen to them, you're pretty you are!" I will.
Regarding the conspiracy comment, I'm not sure how to respond to that. I didn't speculate on any sort of conspiracy.
Maybe I see deeper than even I realized...
Nope. They're a company. They want to make money. They'll produce a kit and you'll buy it or you won't, your option.
Thanks for taking the time to comment, Gigi - I appreciate it.
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