its fucked up nowadays, you cant just make a thing. you have to make a running series of that thing, which goes on forever, and has a patreon, a mailing list, a discord channel, an official wiki, a fan wiki, a prima strategy guide, its own cryptocurrency, flag, national anthem, nuclear deterrent, etc
I think I would've agreed with this thesis from 2010-2018 when I was subsumed in commercial social media. Mainstream culture, within those walled gardens does seem to have hit a kind of creative stagnation trapped in the culture milieu of when it was adopted. In there, I lost the thread of actual cultural creation.
Mass social media is just mass media. A giant booming echo that recites in overblown noise what various subcultures had already created, expressed, and probably grown bored with.
Getting rid of commercial social media, rediscovering small internet communities unstuck me. Maybe mass culture is stuck, but I think the small communities have started to rediscover themselves in the last three years.
Software development and electronic music.
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