But it doesn’t make any sense god dammit the muses were inspiration and the drive to create or learn or perform. Calling somebody your muse implies that they’re the person who inspires you to do those things; they drive you, not the other way around. Calling an OC a muse is so weird because they’re the product of your inspiration and creation and you control what they do; they have no power or influence over your actions. You don’t invent muses, muses are a force that make you invent hnnnnnnnghhhhghg.
Also the word mun apparently stands for mundane, implying the boring person behind the charming and amazing fantasy they’ve written but like— it came from their mind?? IT IS THEM? I HATE THESE TERMS AND I AM GETTING VERY UNNECESSARILY HEATED ABOUT THEM.
It just brings to mind all those posts by bad writers talking about how their character just ~does things~ that they don’t want them to do and now they’re uncomfortable like no you fucking potatobrain you’re the writer you made them do that, you put them in the position to make that decision.
Oh man, I HATE the misuse of “muse”, and that terrible concept of pretendy-fun-time creations having their own will and we being powerless to stop their actions.
I don’t understand the use of “mun”, and don’t know why people can’t just say “writer” or “player”. I don’t know what it means and I will make loud frowny faces at the word.
I am 100% sure husband is going to add some commentary as soon as I post this, as he has many feelings on player agency.
Hey, have you watched Elizabeth Gilbert’s ted talks about muses and creativity? She gets into some really interesting thoughts about how the muse concept works that you would probably find fascinating.
I don’t understand calling them your ‘muse’ in the sense of your character that you’re writing, for the exact reason that your husband posts later on. They do not have a mind of their own. That said, I think I do understand it in the sense of artistic inspiration. There was a lovely girl who explained to me that her character was her muse, because when she felt stuck she would just sit and *think* about her characters, and the visuals that surrounded the creation would often help inspire her creativity. And after watching the ted talks and discussing it more with my friend, I really think that saying ‘they’re my muse’ takes off the pressure of personal responsibility to create a beautiful painting when they sit down to draw. If it doesn’t turn out as well as they wanted it to? Well they can simply say their muse was not cooperating, and can walk away from it without as much anxiety and self doubt as might otherwise have been there.
But that’s art, not writing and rp.
Okay, maybe I’m butting in on a personal discussion here, but since it’s on my dash, allow me to respectfully disagree with pretty much everything.
Why is is such an impossible concept that a character just ~does things~..?
This does happen to me all the time, and have for all the +20 years that I have been active drawing, writing and creating worlds. Not only characters acting in certain ways, but the way some details in hindsight make up coincidences too complex not be thought-out. And yet there wasn’t conscious thought involved in each necessary step of their creation. Sub-conscious, sure, but that is still not an informed choice. As far as conscious, thinking me is aware, my creations sometimes really just ~do things~. And I love it.
If you have never experienced characters willful enough to act on their own, by all means, that’s your reality. No need to be condescending toward those who function differently, though.
Language constantly evolves to fit human thoughts and emotions, and the meaning of the word muse in ancient times is not necessarily the thing people have in mind when referring to their ‘muses’ today. It can be, but need not.
The acts of creation are multifaceted, complex and entirely individual. Whether an original idea provides the inspiration or is the result of inspiration is not necessarily a game of absolutes - it can go either way, or be both at once.
Just figured I’d offer my two cents on the subject - creating is one of the most intimate things you can do, and should be encouraged no matter how your personal inspirational process happens to work.
I love my mom.
I am risking nothing
I AM SORRY FOLLOWERS, I LOVE MY MOMMY
Will not risk.
sorry followers :(
omg im so glad to se so many people love their mummy
Why’re you being mean to my mum?
Nope. Googled it. 15 minuets. Nope. Not taking any chances
This has 1.2 million reblogs …
Ps not riskin it
ps not risking it
power up the jaegers baby
I was just scrolling through my dash and I was like “oh a pacific rim quote - WAIT HOLY SHIT”
Looking for my Jaeger copilot.
He’s back! Welcome back, calming cat. You are always welcome here.
Everyone should know of calming cat.
this is the thing that you have to tag because you’ll have to wait 8264589672 years to find it again
I once went to the Renaissance Fair dressed as Marty McFly, and nobody got the joke.
That will forever be one of the most disappointing moments in my life.This is my favorite photoset rn
I totally get this guy. A whole fair of nerds and no one got a awesome 80s pop culture reference. Shame. The faces are amazing.
I really adored working on this. Small intimate moments are wonderful things.
alphabet soup more like times new ramen am i right