I think that there’s some kind of mindset in a lot of creative communities (authors, artists, musicians) that your work needs to be groundbreaking and thought-provoking for it to matter. That in order for it to be considered worthy of its medium, it must have a greater purpose.
And if you ask me, its bullshit.
God, it puts so much stress on a creator to have to be important to someone else. I have seen so many people give up because their work isn’t making a statement, that it’s ‘fluff but no substance.’ As though there’s only room for so many people in a community of creators that only people with a point can get in.
If it made someone laugh, it’s important.
If it made someone smile, it’s important.
If someone looks back on it fondly, even for a moment, it’s important.
If you enjoyed making it, even if you never shared it, it’s important.
Sing songs about your cat, draw pictures of lizards eating popsicles, and write a series of novels about time-traveling alpaca.
The world is already full of super-important stuff. Write fluff.
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I just realized that ask say Mina not Mineta. Man. I really lack basic reading skills sometimes. Womp womp.
There are characters you like but then there are characters you end up thinking about in the middle of the night with a cosmic ache in your chest because they resonate with you so much
Human writer brain: I already have multiple projects I’m working on, and should not start new ones until I finish the ones I already have
Monkey writer brain: hehe new idea shiny
shout out to the people who never unfollow me for some reason even when i never post anything relevant to their interests
Ever read so much fanfiction about a character or pairing that you literally forget what happened to them in canon?
Sometimes that’s the goal.
me, groaning dramatically: ughhhh there’s barely any content for [very uncommon pairing/very specific characterization pattern i prefer]
friend: you could…. make some yourself?
me: groans louder
Imagine Your OTP As Kids
1. Person A has a huge crush on Person B, so they make heart-shaped sandwiches for them.
2. Person A keeps trying to give Person B a pretty flower, but Person B doesn’t understand why.
3. Person A tries to ask out Person B dramatically, the way they see in movies. (Of course, they kinda butcher it, but it’s still adorable.)
4. Person A gives Person B a ring-pop, and when B takes it, A declares that they’re married now.
5. Person A kisses Person B on the cheek. Person B starts squealing about cooties.
6. Person A forgot to bring cookies, so Person B shares.
7. Person A and Person B play tag, giggling together as if the world doesn’t exist.
8. Person A and Person B play house, pretending to be married, with the dolls as their children.
9. Person A asks Person B to “go out with” them, which they think means “share your candy with me and hold my hand sometimes when it’s cold”.
10. Person A is hiding for hide-and-seek, and Person B wants to hide with them.