I’m not one to indulge in nostalgia very often, but this tickles me in a very special way:
One of the aspects I have a love/hate relationship with in regards to NaNoWriMo is the forums. It would be nice to chat along with people who are doing the same thing as you, but frequently it’s pretty much the same thing as reading the comments on a random news article (or YouTube video). I don’t really have a lot to say to other writers (or other artists) unless we share common interests (and not common activities). Even then, our personalities have to mesh a bit. The best way to put it is that I’d rather talk intelligently with someone about music, or a great movie I watched, or the Blazers or something than talk with someone about the role of creativity in their life. The people that I get along with generally just have accepted that they are creative people, and get down to the business of doing work. They don’t wring their hands about it, and they don’t talk that much about it. They produce work, and talk about that.
Because synergy is the way and the path. Rocktober was a robust month for movie-viewing and kvetching: