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22 Dec 18
I ran a game for my kids last night. We played a quick Christmas-themed game where the Ice Goblins had abducted Santa in order to ruin Christmas and steal joy from the world. least that was my original story.
You see, my 7yo added that they'd also captured Mrs. Clause too and they were putting them in machines to send them to different universes... WHICH IS SO RAD. (Thank you #IntoTheSpiderVerse)
So with the holiday theme in mind, my 4yo was Rudolph...who could also turn into the Hulk and a tornado for some reason. My 2yo was Frosty the Wizard Snowman (okay, so I helped him a bit) and my 7yo picked Penny, an elf "fire gymnast" which is essentially a ninja with fire magic.
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8 Oct 18
The idea that if you make "great" art, you'll magically grow an audience is garbage.

Don't listen to that. Not only is it untrue because of algorithms and social media, but there's also a negative connotation that if you're not popular, your work isn't "great."
If you hear this sort of non-advice advice, it's usually from the same people that are already popular and have been for years.

Don't listen to it. It's an old idea. You need to make your best work, of course, but the idea that your work will magically popularize you is dumb.
The real answer?

Post that junk everywhere. It's the wild west out there and you're going to have to struggle.

You'll have to deal with people telling you your work sucks. Take what you can from the criticism (if it's somehow helpful).
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