Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Some thoughts:

Please read the following:


Now that you are back. I have to agree. I really do.

I mean sure... it can be incredibly helpful if you are building a machine and someone comes along and says "hey man that screw is loose...if you tighten it you'll get more torque".

But when you are creating something artistic, the critics... well... they don't matter. Because you -will- fall on your face. You will write a horrible piece of lit that shouldn't ever see the light of day. But if you listen and hear someone tell you it was crap... most of the time you won't do it again. People tend to not bounce back from negative responses and try again. People tend to avoid the negative. So if you are a tender artistic soul.... don't listen... no matter what they say they aren't right.

That said I'm sure there are hard boiled tough experimenters who listen and filter. Maybe. I think though that those souls have simply developed a good circle of councilers and they 'look' like they listen to critics...but they are simply being polite....and thinking about cookies.

Anyways, I figured I'd share my thoughts on this.


MamaWau said...

Ah, did your quiz. I am Marianne Dashwood.

Scott said...

Any criticism, even if it is constructive, runs the risk of derailing your creativity.

I used to participate in sites that let you post a photo, and other people could post criticism with the intention of improving your work. Over time I started to realize that everyone's photos on that site started to look the same after a while.

It is one of those things that can be discussed forever, because there is no real answer.

TheBigBearButt said...

You know Dammy, I'd read that post by him under a recent comic, which is funny, since I usually don't read them.

And I agree with you, it was well written and I agree with many of his points.