My own Pi day submission. Kinda like… whatever. J’s punchline, BTW.
So last week I said that I had something really good to write about.
Once in a while (Like every couple of months), I like to go back read through all the rants that I’ve written. More often than not, it’s just the rants and my rants at that, not even the comics really, except for one or two that I really like (Ie “A True Story”). And so, I was writing last week’s rant and thinking about browsing through old rants again when it dawned on me – the “rants” (More like blogs?) that I write aren’t targeted at anyone but myself.
Huh. What a revelation. When I read back on the old rants (blogs? journal entries?) I do indeed feel like I’m looking into my mind at a past date and saying like, “Oh, WTF was I thinking”, or, “that was a good idea”, whatever. I think for similar reasons people like to have their Xangas and Myspaces and whatnots, and I suppose it’s hypocritical when I scorn those Xangas and Myspaces when I’m essentially doing the same thing on this site.
But Xangas and Myspaces are still for wannabes, IMO (Wannabes for what? Who knows)
That perfectly brings me to Justin’s rant (Blog?). N-Wars has readers? What kind of crap is that? I continue to persist that Justin thinks far too highly of the site – or, actually, let me rephrase, he thinks too highly of the traffic to the site. IMO (Thus, J, please don’t take offense) J always sounds like he addresses the reader as if there are a relatively large amount of readers. However, the response and everything he gets always makes it reasonably evident to me that there isn’t a relatively large amount of readers. That J keeps addressing a large body says something.
Thus his “readers motivate me” statement seems well… I can’t explain the feeling.
Anyways, to answer J’s question as to what motivates me, we go back to my first comment that I write for myself. I also draw for myself. If you look at the first NWars episode’s quality and compare it to the quality of today’s update (And by quality I mean like… I dunno technique, style, whatever), I’d hope that anyone would see that the latter is superior. As I always try to actively improve my drawing ability, I like having a track record to compare comics and such against, and NWars is really a good tool in that sense. There are regular updates (Though they aren’t really all drawings these days) so that I can progression over the course of a week, or over a month, or over a year or two. If I keep at it, I can have a track record for whatever number of years I choose.
I said previously that NWars was a “short term” project. Well, I take it back, but it certainly isn’t the type of long term project that I’d think J’d have thought it to be when he refuted my “Short Term” rant (blog?)