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A Coyote's Conundrum

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sweettea 2 months ago

I hear you about AI and I like your drawing. I stopped drawing for a few months after I saw what it was capable of, but eventually I came back to it. I think for some of us, we don’t draw to be technically perfect or to mirror reality or any of that, we draw because we really, truly, do have to. Creativity is an engine for us we just can’t turn off. We’ll see what the audience for art prefers in the end.

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sweettea 2 months ago

Though personally I find a lot of their taste to be irrelevant to my work. I’m obscure anyway, which means I can make whatever I want.

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someotherstranger 2 months ago

I also hear ya on that! When I stop drawing for too long a sort of angst builds up in my head. I gotta draw and I loathe being apart from it. I also agree on the benefit of obscurity. It's nice not feeling pressured to draw anything in particular, which seems like a common pitfall these days with modern social media. ;-;

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Trying to figure out what I want to do next with my website. Some of the links on my navbar have been dead since I first made the site. I haven't touched the Montana X-Files section in forever either. Maybe I should consolidate a bit? Like I can put whatever I want to talk about into my Blog rather than making more sections. Dunno.
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someotherstranger 2 months ago

For me, typing up anything seems to take a lot of time and energy, so I often wonder whether stuff like Blog posts are even worth the time. It may be because I'm falling victim to that woeful thing perfectionism, so I put in too much effort in making them which takes out the fun. I don't want to make it a chore, or make stuff 'cause I feel obligated to do so.

someotherstranger 2 months ago

I'll have to come back to it with a clearer head, but so far my conclusion is that I should focus on the fun of making my website, rather than some idea of an obligation or burden. This may mean that I remove stuff I don't feel like putting time into anymore (such as the Montana X-Files), though we'll have to see.

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webbersite 2 months ago

"I should focus on the fun of making my website, rather than some idea of an obligation or burden" Yes, one hundred percent! Don't think that we, the readers, are some kind of boss that you MUST show new stuff to often. If you make something and want to show it off, then don't let us stop you! If you don't, that's cool too! We're just along for the ride.

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@ the comment about gore -- yeah, I understand that! The problem is, I'm an enjoyer of horror that many Christians would consider to be "glorifying" it (i.e. zombies, ghosts, obscene monsters etc etc) so I'm not really sure what to say in the rules still. I mean, there's bad horror (snuff films) and good horror but Idk if a lot of Christians are aware of that distinction or even think it matters. :/
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flying-with-quills 3 months ago

And I think another thing is whether enjoying horror makes you not-a-Christian, since that's really what the rules are for. Are you a Christian on the internet? Welcome to the webring! Idk if I should really dictate anything else besides things that are legitimately signs of someone being not in the Faith.

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someotherstranger 3 months ago

That's a good point! I wasn't entirely sure how I'd clarify it myself without adding complication to the rules. ^^; In any case, I do think you have the right approach.

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flying-with-quills 3 months ago

I appreciate the feedback! :)) And thank you haha, I hope I can make the rules as non-divisive as possible in regards to this ^-^'

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