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 )