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Tag 9 people you’d like to get to know better. Tagged by @magicsilly thank youu!!!

How old are you?: 18 

What’s your current job?: I’m in school

What are you good at?: complaining and obsessing over vocaloid

What is a big goal you are working towards (or have already achieved)?: I wanna have a sorta popular webcomic one day

What is your aesthetic?: depends on my mood

Do you collect anything?: anything. Really, im a collector. Please help… mainly books, manga, DVDs, pokémon cards, pens, marble soda bottles, stickers and figurines

What’s a topic you always talk about: Vocaloid and anime. People seem to get really surprised how talkative i suddenly get about these

What is a pet peeve of yours:  people that complain about the way i talk. It’s mainly my sis that does this but like…ik my voice is annoying and i talk either too loud or silent but… don’t constantly complain about it

Good advice to give: life’s too short to care about what other people think or might be thinking

What are three songs you’d recommend?:  just go listen to MAMAMOO, they’re great

im gonna tag: @hajime-iwaizumi @hotarmaru @oneofthewolfchildren @joyfuleccentric @emmeryn @smol-giant @aishachi @crows-with-keys @mystrothedefender you don’t have to do this btw!! 

Originality and Attention

Hey guys. I decided to talk about something I’ve been thinking about for a while now.

Something I’ve been seeing more and more of lately is people complaining about how original stuff doesn’t get as much attention or popularity as opposed to bandwagoning off of something popular or making fan-art.

While there is a lot of legitimacy in the complaints I’ve seen (and hell I tend to agree with them as someone who prefers originality) I’ve also seen some of the problems with certain lines of thinking I’ve seen.

So what kind of things are popular right now? Well we have big IPs with Superheroes like Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Captain America, Deadpool, etc. Characters like Mickey Mouse, Darth Vader, Bilbo Baggins, Captain Kirk, Homer Simpson, Harry Potter, Totoro, Marty McFly, etc. We have popular video game franchises like Mario, Metal Gear, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, Splatoon, Smash Bros, Portal, Sonic the hedgehog, etc. And we also have big and powerful companies that seem to be the only people who can be successful with originality like Disney, Dreamworks, Marvel, Nintendo etc.

Popularity can also be found on the internet with a lot of LP-ers, YouTube personalities, vloggers, twitch streamers, etc. They’re not quite as high tier as the previous examples but still enough to make someone trying something original think “Why even bother? No one likes original stuff anymore.”

I strongly disagree. The stuff that’s popular now? It didn’t become popular over night, and if it did because it was attached to a powerful name? That name wasn’t always powerful.

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