Now, I really, really, really had the best of intentions when I wrote that last post about writing more regularly. But unfortunately, the day right after that, I went to visit relatives in a place that, frankly, isn’t very supportive of internet connections. And once the stream of cousins and nieces and nephews and all other manner of kin swarmed each other (me included, of course), posting for this blog wasn’t really at the top of my to-do list.
Then, when I was browsing through some old documents a day ago, I found this note that I’d written for my friends a while back. And I simply couldn’t get the thought of putting it up here out of my system.
Now, I’m probably being lazy and taking the easy way out by posting something I’d already written ages ago. But even if I am, the fact that I keep thinking about posting it is the truth. (And the fact that it gives me a ready blogpost to publish is just an accompanying perk.) So, I’m going to ignore those of you (I imagine) reading this with a disapproving look on your face. ’Cause sometimes, escapism is necessary. And it isn’t always a bad thing.
So now I’m going to stop justifying this post and get on with it. As you do. 😉
A Ramble: Multimedia, Me, and Possibly Something about Self-Discovery……
So, finally, here’s my blog ‘Monkey See, Monkey Learn, Monkey Do’, which more or less defines what (and how) designing and multimedia is to me. :3 The link is http://monkeyvmultimediaportfolio.blogspot.in. Now, this blog is completely just for the work I did during 5 years of college, so there’s no focus on writing whatsoever. That aside, those who studied with me – and even some who haven’t, if they have the patience to click on this link and give it a look – will no doubt slip some surprised swears and possibly ready a few rotten tomatoes to fling. No worries. I can’t hear you/them from here, and I’ve already put up a shield to hide behind when the volley hits. :3
Now, the thing is, I miss writing – a LOT. And learning multimedia has kept me away from it for too long. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the course I chose and its subjects, and I still love multimedia and designing – hence my small, token statement to it in this blog – But the fact is (and now I’m addressing the people on my list who still love and live and work in this field), after seeing the designs and work that some of you have done, I realised (and it took me some time, mind you, to realise it) that I simply don’t have that level of passion for it. Do I love it? Yes. Do I enjoy doing it and learning it? Yes. Can I rave on and on and on about it obsessively once I get started? Oh, good heavens, yes ! But I will probably never eat, sleep, work and live it like some of you have chosen to do. I cannot specialize in it ’cause I enjoy everything and get enamoured by everything about it. I’m happy to listen to someone go on about it for hours. And this feeling sticks whether it’s animation or graphic designing, painting or photography, or anything else related . . . So, picking one and obsessing over that one thing won’t cut it for me – even though I know it’s necessary in this field and I agree. Because, consciously specialising in one thing in it is odd to me . . . And also, the thought about needing to obsess over that one thing forever doesn’t fill me with the joy it would have if I really had the passion for it – The passion someone who loves this through and through would have. In fact, it’s even been downright annoying sometimes when I realised that it kept me away from other things I was passionate enough about . . . But hey, self-discovery is (annoyingly) a loooooooooong process. *Sigh . . . !*
Hence, I have come to the conclusion that, in this particular area, I’ll forever be a “dabbler”. A critic. A conscious observer. And the like. And that’s OK actually. But, like I said, I do enjoy it, and I do think it deserves mention, and hence this blog. It’s a simple thing. But necessary to me. So, I really hope you’ll give it a look and forgive this long ramble. And I hope that you don’t carry along too many tomatoes. (You shouldn’t fling food anyway, guys. It’s wasteful. And have you seen the prices lately?) And since you’ve painstakingly read so far, I’ll save you the trouble of scrolling back up for the link. It is http://monkeyvmultimediaportfolio.blogspot.in. :3
And, in case any of you were wondering about it while or after reading this, let me clarify: No, this isn’t a sad thing. 🙂