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!
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.