If you receive this you must say 10 good things about yourself and pass it on to your 15 favourite followers! (I mean, if you wanna)
Agh. Agh! This is like one of those cursed chain letters! Why must you do this to me, racieb?! :< I’m just glad you added “if you wanna”, haha.
But ten good things about me, hm? It took a long time of thinking hard to really realize a few things about myself.
It feels incredibly awkward to say ten good things about yourself, as this is purely one’s own opinion and it feels as if I’m being haughty or self-important when straight out asked to list them. Nevertheless, this may be a good thing to do. Especially if it helps others when they need me.
I’m modest about myself. Yes, I have my own opinion on what I think is good or bad about me. But I also definitely know that’s just my own opinion. There’s also personality traits, quirks and interests that I know can be taken either way. So I’ve always thought that I’d rather have people form their own opinion on me and my good/bad points. Which is why this list was so difficult to make, until I realized that there certainly have been several people who’ve said similar things about me. So that gives me some confidence to make a good list.
People have told me that I have a good deep voice that’s good at telling stories, holding convincing presentations, acting out certain things and the like. (I like doing it, too.)
I’m almost a pro when it comes to my work - When I’m working, I take it seriously and always try to produce high quality work. But I get bored of something quickly, and when I’m not working on something I tend to put it off for long amounts of time. Hence, almost professional. :P
Not many people listen to my music, but the ones who do really like it!
When I get excited about something, I get really excited and really productive. Just don’t let it take longer than a few weeks or that’ll dwindle right away. :P In any case, you can usually sense that enthusiasm pretty well when I’m in that mood.
I love stories. Especially really unique ones, or ones that mess with reality or take place in strange alternate realities. Now, I consume these through various ways (games, comics, cartoons/anime/any form of animation, manga, and sometimes a book or movie), but for a large part it’s all about the stories to me rather than the type of media they take place in.
I stay calm at pretty much all times. That also means that I don’t scare easily. At all. In fact, I even love the dark, something that so many people fear for some reason! I guess this would make me… reliable in scary situations?
I’m ever-positive. Many, many things happen around me and in the world that are enough to get really depressed about. But I have some innate power to stay positive, and cheer others up that way.
I’m good at explaining things, it seems. Taking the knowledge I have and turning it into something short, clear and easy to understand seems to be a thing that has helped a fair amount of people I know in many situations in the past.
I don’t have prejudices. Especially on Tumblr here, you can see a lot of discussions about how there’s hate against this or that person or even entire groups of people. When it comes to individuals, I could never really hate someone I know that little about. What was their situation? What is that person like? Why did they do the thing that is so criticised? I can’t truly like or dislike someone until I know these things. And for groups of people, it’s just ridiculous to judge them as a whole in the first place, since everyone is different. (Unless said group is something like the KKK of course.)
Wow. In the end I could think of more than ten things, after all. Maybe I took it too seriously. But it was a nice bit of reflection.
And now it’s time to click the Publish button and see this long post being ignored by most people! :P
How do you feel when you receive stupid questions? Do you find them funny, exasperating, upsetting, intriguing as to why someone thinks that way, ect?
Well, when I get anon hate spam, my initial reaction is almost always confusion. This person clearly thinks I’m wrong about something…but rather than say what exactly they have a problem with, they just tell me to go kill myself anonymously. It’s strange behavior. Like…you have nothing better to do with your time? You could be making a smoothie, or watching Arrested Development, or petting a dog, but you took time out of your day to write and send a little hate note under the protection of anonymity. I hope it’s theraputic or something, because otherwise it’s just a huge waste of time and energy.
Really, what this seems to demonstrate is the failure of the “one-size filter fits all” world that the legacy content industry lives in. The music and movie industries have long demanded such filters, sometimes arguing (though failing) that the current DMCA requires filters like Audible Magic or Content ID. US copyright law currently does not require such a thing, though you know that the industry is pushing hard to get that into any copyright reform bill. And, for all the problems of ContentID (and there are many), it’s the kind of solution that you can see often does make sense in a YouTube world (though it has way too many false positives).
However, when it comes to Twitch, this kind of solution seems to make no sense at all. People are not going to Twitch to hear music. They’re going to see video games. In fact, this kind of solution on Twitch seems inherently counterproductive for just about everyone. These days musicians want their music in video gamesbecause it’s fantastic for those musicians, both making them money and giving them a ridiculous amount of exposure. There are even entire discussions for indie musicians about how to get their music into video games because it’s such an important promotional avenue.
Those musicians aren’t hurt by Twitch videos. They’re hurt by silent Twitch videos, meaning fewer people hear the music.
A fairly strong case can be made that in-game and ambient video game music on Twitch is fair use. It seems to be clearly transformative […].
In other words, it’s another example of the pressures and risks of today’s copyright laws getting in the way of a useful innovation, leading to a result that is actually worse for everyone.