thread: 2009-06-08 : Restating: Fictional Causes and Realization

On 2009-06-12, Callan wrote:

To me, that whole reason is a round about way of saying 'be creative now! That's what we came for, so do it now!". It COULD spin off an idea - were talking chance here. Which means that first guy could be playing and, because of chance, nothing comes to anyone.

And if no ones happy with just one guy playing, it puts even more pressure on being creative right now.

I don't think that expectation matches how creativity functions (the damn thing decides when it comes, in other words, not because you've decided to do X activity). If you take that as true, I think a better model of expectation is to enjoy the solo player, but hope for group interaction and appreciate it if it comes, but not to stipulate it as being what the activity IS about. If it doesn't happen, solo is still appreciated, rather than something people are unhappy with. If you don't take it as true that creativity comes essentially at random, well my further conclusion rests on it so it'd be a matter of question whether creativity can come on demand.

But that's why I talked about safety nets in the thread Franks quote comes from. For when the muse doesn't come and you fall off the rope.


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