Illia Sadri wrote:Goddamn it enough! How old are you anyway? According you your livejournal enough to know better. So you aren't bashing other vids for once... we still are tired of your whining EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Maybe it's because nobody ever thinks about my point of view. How would you feel if you spent all this time and effort on something, and you were so set on showing it off to other people, when all of a sudden you have been told that you won't be able to have it shown? And don't say to me "just watch the overflows" -- because last year there were only 2 or 3 people in the entire AMV room watching the overflows with me at Anime USA. After all, this isn't Otakon. I wouldn't have cared so much if I weren't going to Anime USA to begin with, but since I was thinking about it, the news certainly discourages me from doing so. I mean, nobody else but the three people in the room at the overflow session is going to see my videos.
You've met me in person and you know that I'm usually a good person to be around. People in person are totally different than the personality they put forth online. I've been turned around meeting people in person that came off as total jerks online.
Since I know you won't get the concept here i think it is time to be blunt. Just don't submit to cons. Don't post in this section if this is how you are going to act.
In other words, I should not be allowed to whine whenever I don't make finals at a convention I intend on attending. And I shouldn't share with others things that I created and want others to see, because it's not going to be good enough for the judges.
I never said that my videos deserved to be in the contest at all. I never said that I should be up there instead of others. I was just making light of the fact that I didn't make finals, and that I was disappointed that I may not go to this one convention I was planning to go to. I *know* that not everybody that submits will make the cut. However, people are going to complain to some degree that their videos didn't make finals. Maybe not as loudly as myself, but they will say something. If they're allowed to, I don't see why I shouldn't be allowed to.
I would want to hear words of encouragement and maybe advice like yours might be helpful.... but the competition in whatever good contest seems to be so cut-throat sometimes, they don't even wish each other good luck or give anybody words of encouragement.
Notice how before you potesd that all the posts were well spirited and upbeat? That's what a hobby should be. So just stop already.
They made finals. And those that didn't weren't planning to attend the con anyway. I still haven't heard from a soul out there that's still going to Anime USA despite not making finals. Anybody out there wanna prove me wrong?
If you can't keep your mouth shut go angst on livejournal so that nobody else needs to read you 'woe is me I am so bad so I am going to let everyone know yet again' and let us look forward to the contest and results.
I'd much rather hear something constructive (and maybe blunt) but not insulting on why I shouldn't have made such a big deal about this, and why I should still go to the convention even though I didn't make finals. I mean we do this for practically nothing because of the legal issues concerned; why are people still motivated to keep making videos?