I've always been a little jealous of the attention that people around here receive. Example,
. Tons of online pals who feature him in pictures and comics and whatever else. I admittedly feel left behind, just the girlfriend, you know? My portrayal in some of his videos doesn't help much either, as I'm depicted as either the damsel in distress or the silent observer. No offense, love, but you know I'm more than that.
But at the same time...I feel awkward getting out there. My skill range isn't the same as lots of the folks on here. I know for a fact that if I practiced and worked really hard, I could get just as good as them...but I'm not sure if I really want to either. A little more fame would be nice, just to get recognized as more than just an associated person. And yet there are a number of downsides that come with it; downsides I don't know if I could deal with.
Demand for one thing. Everybody will start vying for your attention and time, and eventually you'll get buried beneath it all. I'm already buried as it is, and my track record for returning attention is not great.
You'd probably suddenly find yourself as a figure-head or a role-model. Not sure if I could handle that, as I tend to behave mildly bipolar. Don't need more of that running around. There's a certain level of self-control needed, and I don't think I have it. Granted, I think a lot of popular people are missing it, but that's beside the point.
Criticism. Good god, the criticism. A select few can handle it well, and I'm not one of them. Now I don't mean comments like "You're technique is a little off on this; you should blah-blah-blah to fix this problem." I'm talking the moronic type of criticism. The kind that is out of left field, uncalled for, and more often than not completely pointless. I know I love to dispense the advice on how to deal with it, but I'm the worst one to follow it.
Popularity does have some sweet perks though. People know you, and we all like to be known. You get a nice support group, though I'd probably always be paranoid about them turning on me. No offense to the support group I already have, but I've noticed a rather catty trend around here lately. But most of all...you wouldn't feel left behind or forgotten as often...I think that's the biggest thing for me right now...
I don't know if I want fame or popularity. Not a lot of it, at least. Recognition would be nice, more true friends are always welcome. I just don't know if I want the responsibility that comes with it.
This has been Musings with Wolfy. Maybe I'll make this a regular thing, maybe not. I have a lot I'd like to chat about all across the spectrum. Just kinda depends on what mood I'm in.
Off topic note: Anyone who enjoys old style table-top RPs and has Steam should look into getting Legend of Grimrock. I got it due to a recent sale, and I love it. It plays like your standard grid RP, the dungeons mapped out and you move square by square. It's got some good puzzles, good enemies, and I love that you get to design your team. The only downside is that there's no multiplayer. That would've been great. Still, it's a nice little trip down memory lane, and the Steam Workshop has plenty of other maps for when you finish the main game.