I confess it…I have fangirl tendencies. When I find something I like, I tend to really, really, REALLY like it. And, before I learned better, I’d obsess about the people creating the work as much as the work itself. I often felt that we were friends, even if they had no idea who I was. I put a lot of my role models on pedestals, and then was shocked when they might do something, or say something, that I didn’t like. Discovering that they were human felt like a betrayal. I had viewed them as perfect — how could they be so…so…HUMAN? Looking back, I think I felt this way because I expected myself to be perfect too. And any time I failed to be perfect (which is all the time because – hey – not a robot!) I would judge myself as unfit to be part of the human race. So naturally, I held my heroes to the same impossible standard. Now that I’ve started to have more healthy expectations for myself (although I often forget them) I’ve been able to regard the people I admire as imperfect people, with flaws and strengths. Which makes talking to people a lot easier…as I’m able to remember little things like breathing, speaking in complete sentences, and making eye contact. Tama…has not yet reached this point. 🙂
In other news…THANK YOU for your votes in Round Two of the TGT tournament! We’ve made it to ROUND THREE!! Can we make it to the SEMI-FINALS?? It’s in your hands! Votes can be made once a day, and will run until August 24th! With everything that’s been going on, it would be great to have another chance to get on Kurt’s fantastic show to talk about all the changes. Click here to cast your votes!
And in other OTHER news, SpiderForest Collective is accepting webcomic applications. Also until the 24th! (Apparently this is a pretty exciting Friday coming up!) For more information, click here!