@TritioAFB: Yeah, becoming a mentor of sorts is tough, but you and I both know that when you see the happiness it brings to others, it's worth it. As long as we don't give too much of ourselves, and just recognize that lines need to be drawn sometimes. I mean, if you are already a doctor, there's only so much you can give. But people still appreciate the small things, and that's something everyone can give. A simple comment here and there can make all the difference in the world, so that we learn how to truly communicate; and become better people in the end.
I fully agree with your views on Entertainment. I was watching The Boondocks the other day, and this sums up my thoughts:
"The best artists aren't the ones who paint the best, but
rather the ones who choose the best things to paint."
TritioAFB wrote:"If AMV's are a form of Communication. What do they Communicate?"
AMVs are a reflection of the soul and mind of the editor
This is soooo close to my answer, similar to what Code said. But I won't tell you guys what I think yet. Not until more people make an attempt. Hint: The answer is something that ALL amv's communicate.
macchinainterna wrote:Well to sum it up my ass got even fatter, I watched a ton of awful animes to come up with ideas for mediocre videos I never finished, and now I can't listen to music anymore without obsessively thinking about how I can sync it up and what to sync it up with.
Okay, let's address this issue. You are clearly not the only one where this hobby has turned footage and music (basically all forms of media) into sources for remixing. But at the same time, I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing, especially if you can "Turn it off." For me, sure it's a little annoying, but if I just make the conscious effort to enjoy what I am watching or listening to, I find I am able to do that. All it takes is a change of mind, and it's surprising how much happiness I can give myself. I remember what it's like to be entertained; I remember what it's like to be part of the audience once again. I don't know how other people cope, but consuming audio/video does not always have to be about searching for sources in a music video. That's one change that took me the longest time to reconcile, but I can't be the only one that has found ways around it.