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Child Actors -> Arrogance -> online attitudes

Posted 11-10-2009 at 12:21 AM by draggiekin

First off, I admit I am a child actor. Small game. I started off doing radio commercials when I was around 5 to 6. Then I did some small child parts in theater, usually musical until I was 9. I stopped a year, did one TV commercial. I went back at around 11 doing traditional theater. Big role in the Lion King Broadway in LA as Simba for one night. (I was an understudy and the original Simba broke his leg. It's all voice over for his bits, so really I didn't sing. I just did the body movements) Stopped all gigs when I hit high school.

This has a point.

For fun, I decided to do high school plays and stuff. I thought it would be easy. Hey, I've done this. I signed up for beginning drama, since that is what freshmen are allowed to take. Then I realized when I got in and started doing plays. I didn't know crap. Sure I DID it, but I never took the time to learn the REAL methods and the various TYPES of theater. Then I started to WRITE scripts and learned a much more deeper way to express emotions. Honestly, High School drama did more for me than I could have ever known.

Now for a side note: All child actors are doomed. Not because they suck. Some are really good. However, they KNOW they are good and rub it in everyone's face. That is what will kill them. They say, "I've done this my entire life." Then they don't improve because they think they are already perfection. No one is ever perfection. There is not even a perfect way to do acting, let alone anything!

Now I am in Advanced Drama as a Senior. I thought back to my past and realized: I was a jackass. I was arrogant and shrugged off a lot of advice, because I thought I was top dog. But really, just doing it isn't enough! Now I think "ok, NOW I AM THE BIG SHOT." Wrong again. I see tons of other people who know techniques such as basic method acting, without themselves knowing what they are doing, and honestly, they are better than me. How do they, who took no classes nor done any shows be better than me? When we talk about stuff that we do onstage and offstage, I usually win the arguments or the topic, but that does not mean that I am right. Just winning the topic did not make my methods better than theirs. I realized that they might be doing the right thing, but could not articulate it.

So what is my point?

I see the same thing here (I mean La Tale, since that is the only game on /gg that I play right now) . I am FAR from pro. Though I consider myself at least intermediate. I am slowly learning how to explain myself and do the stats and the equips and all that. Then I being to wonder if I will fall into the same patterns that I did with acting? From trolling the forums, I see certain people who really do know what they are talking about. They even offer charts and such with math and all that, but then I wonder are they really more right than say that guy who posted a 3 sentence response, just because they showed more? Its like in math when you just slap down the answer versus some other guy who got the same answer but showed more work. The teacher will favor him, obviously. He showed it! But both are right. Neither is more right than the other, yet the one who showed work gets more credit. Honestly we would all do that. It is just common sense right? He showed us proof, so he must be right!

Now this rant wall of text may seem like rambling, so here is the bottom line. We should take every opinion into consideration. There may be one little peep, that would be the better answer to our question. Maybe he can't prove it, so test it, or look at his results. If anything, at least be nice enough to consider it, OR PRETEND TO CONSIDER IT. The real classy guy is the guy who shows consideration to everyone around him because that is how chill he is. Everyone is his bro.

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  1. Ethane's Avatar
    nicely said

    if I could +rep for a blog post, I would
    Posted 11-10-2009 at 11:59 AM by Ethane Ethane is offline
  2. Torikakae's Avatar
    You can find his last post and rep him there~
    Posted 11-10-2009 at 08:16 PM by Torikakae Torikakae is offline
  3. PedroRomero's Avatar
    lol i like how your tag is "wall of text"

    anyway i think you make good points. nice application of real world to online. you know i also felt the same way you did about acting about something else. Only when I met another guy who acted like me (know it all) did i stop being such a jerkwad because I saw just how annoying it must have seemed to others.

    And I have learned stuff from people i would have considered "nub" at that thing. They sometimes picked up something I missed upon first glance. Learning experiences are everywhere.
    Posted 11-10-2009 at 08:52 PM by PedroRomero PedroRomero is offline
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