Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: A Non-Review

Let’s talk about this show. It’s been on my Netflix list for a while now and it wasn’t until today that I finally got to watch it. Now I’m both hooked and feel personally attacked.

Why do I feel attacked?

Easy. Because changing your life plans for a guy is a mindset I used to be in. I mean, at one point I was fully ready to move to Chicago for a guy! I was literally about to save up for an entire year in order to move there with at least 7-10 months worth of rent. Did I know anybody else in Chicago? No. Did the guy even live in Chicago? Well, he ‘technically’ lived in a suburb of Chicago and I wasn’t about to move to a suburb. Did I have any job prospects in Chicago? Nope. What does all this mean? It means the first episode hit me hard, but in a hilarious way.

Why am I hooked?

The show is honestly amazing! I don’t know if it’s the singing, the outlandish situations, the humor, the characters or what. Regardless, I’m sucked in for the long haul. There might also be a part of me that feels just a teeny bit validated knowing I’m/was not nearly as bad as a television character because that means…something…to me…apparently. But anyway, I’m on episode twelve of the first season and it has my favorite song so far: Group Hang. I’m not even sure what I’m hoping for out of the story lines- I just can’t stop watching it.

I’d like to personally thank the rain for flooding my parking lot so my building shuts down and allowing me to stay home today!

Photo by Luis Valladolid on Unsplash

Supporting Creatives

I don’t really consider myself a creative, but I definitely like to support them. If anyone were to look at my Instagram feed they’d see lots of comic strips and tattoo art with a sprinkling of friends in there for good measure.

A friend of mine has a Patreon which is something I’ve heard of even though I never really got into it. This is mainly because- again, I’m not a creative plus it’s one thing to be on a donation/crowdfunding site and actually donate.

The first time I ever felt the real urge to donate was when I found out a second season of People Watching was in the works. I immediately rushed over to the page only to find I’d missed the window (it was as if a cartoon cloud appeared over me). Luckily, enough money was raised and another ten episodes were released!

I didn’t think much about supporting artists again until the same friend tweeted about her Ko-Fi account. Then it really started to sink in how I enjoy all this content for free and should give back.

I mean, the best part of Instagram to me is the comic strips and artwork! I can’t do it myself, but I can do the next best thing and support those who can.

So…I took out my card and donated what I could at the time. And I think that’s the main point: to donate what you can because the appreciation/support for their work is probably priceless and could be the notification that really brightens their day.

After all, it’s hard our here for creatives. ~ a non-creative

NOTE: I’ve realized I’m the type who definitely benefits from self-promotion posts. Basically, if I see the link to purchase/donate, then the chances go up at least 40% for me.

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