As an avid user of Pinterest (and indirectly Tumblr), I’ve seen a ton of posts/prompts for interesting and innovative new games, stories, novels, comics, etc., and yet can’t seem to find these things actually being made.
In fairness to the prompters, they are neither required to make of their prompts nor are they necessarily not a made thing. Afterall, the world and the internet are vast places. It’s quite possible the things for which I search are both in production or are already made and ready to be bought and consumed.
I get it; things take time to make. (I’m learning that the hard way myself at the moment.) It just feels like everywhere you turn, there are a million of the ‘meh’ things, and all of the good stuff stays in prompt or idea form.
The caviar dish version of the best media of our generation deserves to be read and cherished, not just the burnt toast versions! A lot of it’s – oops, this is turning into a rant.
Maybe I’ll stop here.
Creators and Prompters, please create. It’s a long road ahead of us, but I’m sure that it’ll be worth it for both of us.
Frustrated Novelist + Reader