Like most people, I'm a fan of a lot of things. However I don't often wade deep into fandoms themselves. For example, I like MLP:FiM, but I wouldn't call myself a hardcore Brony by any stretch of the imagination, as is evident by my continued botches of cutie mark colors (something no hardcore fan would EVER screw up).
Part of the reason I don't delve too far into fandoms is because fans can get very... emotional... about their given fandom. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can sometimes be a crutch. I like a variety of series, but I'm not gonna throw a tantrum because of an episode name, or an animation mistake, like some people do. I don't like how angry or defensive fandoms can get sometimes, and for the most part I think people need to just calm down and relax and not be so standoffish.
Fans are, for the most part, good people who are just enthusiastic about a show or series. Just try to keep that enthusiasm from dipping into the negative side of things, yeah?
This is a wonderful Vlog about criticism and how criticism is perceived online: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-98ZFl…
I strongly agree with a lot of it, even though he's mostly talking about YouTube videos. A lot of what he says can be carried over and relate to DA matters. It details many of the problems people like me struggle with in trying to discuss criticisms online: IE people are rewarded for saying "thanks for the feedback" and then ignoring it, while others who try to ask for more information or debate are vilified as "unable to accept criticism." It's a very good listen and I strongly suggest everyone take a peek if you get a chance. You don't need to watch the video as it's just someone playing a game, you can just listen to the audio in the background.
If you don't like reading my journals, please do us both a favor and unsubscribe from them. My journal is used for talking to my fans and about upcoming events, but also for ranting about things going on in my life. That's kinda what a journal is, you know? I know sometimes they can get a little personal and emotional but... it's my journal. What were you expecting?
That's All Folks
Not much else left to talk about. I'm still planning to do a really big livestream session soon. Like a full day's worth of work sort of livestream session. Yesterday's livestream was a test to see if the service still worked good enough on my slow-ass computer. It took a while but it eventually worked so... here's hoping I can start the big one soon. I'll keep you all informed as things come up.