Back on FA, there was a section for poetry. I am not big into poetry, but I appreciate the arts, and tried to look above the common unappreciation for poetry, but VERY often I was disappointed by many people just vomiting vocabulary all over the page. I try not to attack people who try, but many persons who poetried lack the understanding that poetry is about the creative organization of emotion through words not the schizophrenic disorganization of yelling about how pissed, depressed, or in love you are.
This is a problem I have seen in music as well. I really don't remember when I started listening to furry music on sites, but I think it was after I bought Sub Level 03's Elements of the Paw album. I didn't expect the majority to be as good as them, but I certainly didn't expect the near complete lack of creativity in musical selection. Why is it that the majority of music on this site are remixes quickly followed by techno? I like techno, but trying to bust my eardrums with mind numbing beats is not techno. I like parodies and mashups, but these remixes are pathetic and very dry to say the least, and worst of all for the majority of musical submissions, there is no voice, AND all of the instruments are horrifically synthetic.
I believe the problem in both cases are that people are not giving their whole self to their art. I have written ONE poem that I have released to the public and I worked on it for over a week to ensure that every line was exactly how I wanted it to be and invoked the same emotion even when I was in a different mood. There are many artists who do not need to enter into the refining process, but their ability to jump to the finished product comes from practice not impulse nor the diluted high of finishing a work.
I would love to lash out at each of these low level artists with the same statement, but on the off chance they get over themselves, I don't want to have said something that would make them quit, but still It's frustrating trying to enjoy the broad spectrum of the furry arts when for the most part the purity of effort deteriorates the further it branches from the focal point of drawing.
7 years, 7 months ago
25 Feb 2011 16:54 CET