Hits Self With Axe (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/01/11 | Reply
I've learned to close my eyes and click the Submit button, to never go back and hit Delete, and to come to terms with the fact that if I was perfect, I wouldn't be trying so hard. I've also realized that most, if not all, bits of constructive criticism are for things I also have problems with.
That's why I've adopted a policy of never deleting anything from my accounts, especially my fanfiction.net account, because denying the fact those early stories never happened is like saying that I started off with all the knowledge and finesse of a twenty-something that has had years of practice instead of an early teen just starting out. While I'm not the best now and I might never be the best ever, it's always good to be able to look back and go "See how far I've come!" Since enacting this personal policy, I've only deleted one thing, which was a doodle that I thought was just venting about sports when I was a freshman/sophomore in high school, but when I looked at it in college I was horrified at the severely racist tone that could have been read into it despite the fact that's not the kind of person I am at all (I was such a social and cultural n00blet when I was younger). Other than that, holy shit do I have all sorts of bad, n00blet things littering my accounts. Was it entertaining at the time? Of course it was. I might be entertaining now for the idiot factor. Does that mean it should be deleted or have never been posted? Nope. Not at all.
Be true, be you and of course, be otaku.
Watercolor Fanatic (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/01/11 | Reply
Thanks, Kat, this is really encouraging for me. I only post my works up on TheO and I have been wondering about posting it on other places. I'll still think about it though.
I agree though on what you typed up haha~ I'm surprised that one of my works that I was hesitant to upload had so many favs and comments one day. @_@ Surprised me indeed~ Thanks for the encouragement! Keep it going~~ ^^b