Introvert here, and I have only like a few freinds. A lot of the stuff I do requires solitude and space like drawing, writing etc. However, I do enjoy presenting my works to someone and getting their input as well as talking sometimes.
But here's the thing about that, this probably won't come to as a shocker, but I'm a gamer. But I'm not just some ordinary, average gamer. I am obsessed with gaming, and I don't mean obsessed as in playing video games 24/7, I mean obsessed as in to the point where I want to be an indie game dev and also get into animation and comics. So the art I do is concept art and stuff like that. And because of that, it's kind of hard for me to converse with peers because what I talk about is animation and mostly gaming. And when I say talking about gaming, I'm not referring to talking about gaming, I'm not just referring to talking about upcoming releases, and games I'm playing. I'm referring to going into the design, artstyle, music composition, gameplay concept, etc. I go deep into it, not just on the surface. And it's because I'm passionate about art, I go deep into it to begin with. And video games have several forms of art if you look beyond just playing them.
The problem is the fact that this kind of interest in something is often looked at as "nerdy". In fact, I have been called "game head" and "game freak" before. Of course, this doesn't bother me from an emotional standpoint. However, it is something that kind of makes it hard to approach new people because I don't know how it might be taken. And it doesn't help with the fact that I am kind of shy to begin with.
Well, this is already long, so I might as well talk about the extent of my shyness. It's really that I have trouble starting coversations for reasons I already mentioned. But I'm also not the very expressive type. For example, even if I want to, I won't sing or dance in the presence of ANYONE, only in private where NO ONE can see or hear me (and that means I don't sing or dance at all). Being watched or getting attention while doing stuff like that makes me nervous and embarrassed.
But yeah, I'm done. I put a lot of thought into this comment. I wasn't expecting it to be so long, but this is a rather deep topic for me to go into, so it isn't too surprising.
Awe I loved reading your personal connection to the poem. The fact that you are into more than just the game itself, and enjoy delving into the art, music, design, etc is actually SUPER cool. You just have to find the people that don't take games on surface level, and I assure you, there are TONS of people out there. Especially if you decided to take classes in graphic design, animation, or so on! Find people that you know are interested in the field, and befriend them! That takes the awkward "I don't know if we share interests" out of it! Stay rad, and good luck kid! You are fantastic,
Awe that is a-okay! I find being choosy with friends help make the BEST friends. Quality, not quantity! I, myself, surround myself with just the people I am closest to, most of the time. Stay rad, sunshine! (And we can of course be friends )
Oh my... this poem just speaks to me. I really think that I have more trouble making a good impression on people to hide how much I want to just stay with the friends and people that I know. This society that we are living in makes it seem that you need a lot of friends and material objects to be happy and excepted. So it seems that I can't be content with what I have and in a way that is very true. I think that I would try to run from my shadow more often if I didn't think that the outside world wouldn't understand me and frankly I don't neccisarially understand them either.
Oops sorry for the slightly off topic ramblings that I just made. It's just that I started typing and this is what came out. I don't know if any of it makes sense or even relates but your writing as I think I have probably stated many times before just makes me think so much. It opens my mind to so many new avenues of thought that I don't know that I would have stumbled across on my own. And I thank you for that... for sharing your own wonderful thoughts with the world is such startingly beautiful poems. Okay I'm done now.
The best poetry is often short but incredibly dense and powerful. This is just that. Reads like lead. Absolutely full but not so heavy as to be radioactive and toxic. Great stuff and modern - how very appealing to the dysfunctionally asocial world we live in! I'm going to watch you.
It's interesting because, I'm very introverted. I will spend days locked into my room on a computer, drawing and writing. I enjoy being by myself a lot. But then, I get involved in things like drama, singing, things like that. I'm a totally different person on stage, but I've learned to love the limelight.
That's really cool. I guess we all have our own ways of getting limelight. XD I don't always like attention, but I like it just a little. I mostly do drama to get better at speaking to other people, but I enjoy the feelings I get out of it in the final performance.
Ah I think this is the best way to explain it to someone too A lot of my friends are really outgoing so when I try to explain to them why I'm shy or don't speak up as much it's really hard for them to grasp but I think this is a really good way of explaining things :3
Oh and just as a little side note, I think shy is more the word you were going for than introvert? An introvert doesn't necessarily have to be shy, they can be extremely outgoing (though usually this isn't so hence the confusion ) rather they get their energy being by themselves rather than with people (if they're with people too long they get tired). And the opposite is true for extroverts, they get energy from being around people. I hope that helped and that I didn't sound bossy .x." It's just that was a mistake I made a while ago and somebody corrected me and I was just kinda like: "That's the word I've been using to describe me my whole life...and it's completely the wrong word o_o" so I feel more people should know lol