This blog is my release valve. It is not a forum for discussion or target practice for haters (as the two seem inextricably intertwined, I had to disallow comments). I needed somewhere safe that I could blow off some steam about IF and a method to keep myself on track with Seasons. What you’re reading is my internal dialog of self-cajoling, lamentation, and reflection.
It seems that the IF community is moving in the direction of blogs, and I’ve been blogging for quite some time over here, so I figured why not toss my hat into the ring? I’ve watched the IF scene with a curious detachment for some time, posting only sparingly on RGIF and RAIF, but I’ve generally kept my opinions to myself. No more. Here’s where I unload on issues, attitudes, and directions that plague IF, as well as do a little progress report on my own projects.
In a scene where “the old ones” and their hangers-on rule the roost, in a scene where arrogance and self-justification run amok, in a scene where high-falutin’ psuedo-intelligence is misinterpreted as profundity, and in a scene where true improvement is rarely discussed, come I, the blackest of black sheep.
Yes, I have a few things to say and I’m going to say them.