I am tired of people complaining that there is not enough X or X does not exist and should be created.
That is a wonderful idea, really, I agree with you... Now go make it.
This is the problem plain and simple – people want X, but they are not willing to make it themselves and instead choose to yell at the poor souls who happen to read their journals thus making everyone reading the journal feel guilty or put-upon for not making X.
When I first read a similar journal from a brony site, I giggled a little thinking “oh these silly children”, but when I read this here on IB, I felt a great deal of rage.
Back in the days of great wealth, if we could not do something ourselves we paid others to do it, but now Everyone is broke. It's understandable, and I am not blaming anyone for this, but begging and blaming doesn't work.
There is something I ask of everyone who wants X made: Ask yourself which is easier – Commissioning X from a capable person, Learning how to create X by yourself, or Learning to accept the lack of X?
Chances are one of my readers is tempted to argue why they should have X and how they are too good/bad for the other two options. To this person, I say: it doesn't matter if you waste your energy telling me why you should have X, I cannot provide it for you anyway, however, if you took that energy and put it toward learning how to make X or fueling your means to commission X, then you would be getting somewhere.
5 years, 12 months ago
21 Jul 2013 12:30 CEST