Steven Mane Rants
Fading Eighteen: A Semi-Retired AVAer's Extreme Case of Ennui
byon 12-31-2009 at 05:22 AM (500 Views)
When you've been a member of an amateur voice acting forum board for years like I have, you realize some things you hadn't noticed before. Things like the maturity of yourself and those around you, the absence of fellow acquaintances, the monotony of auditioning (just freakin' scout me already!), and more importantly, the fact that outside of these boards, your life is a constant roller-coaster of arguments with family, limitless frustration, and the biggest killer of all, sheer boredom.
Yes, that's right. Boredom.
You jump onto the boards to get away from this incredibly yawn-worthy life only to find out that, aside from the occasional Russian spambot, the boards are just as mediocre and lethargic. And what to do with yourself, besides troll Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Dramatica, and Google? Certainly, many others on here will simply go to another site to entertain themselves. But in the long run, what good will that do if it's simply more of the same? But if you're like me, a person who prefers the simplicity of a single "home site", someone who doesn't like going on other websites out of fear of the unknown, you eventually demand that your comfort zone be expanded by only a few millimeters and tell the powers-that-be to keep you interested for your years of service.
Of course, they won't listen to you, for they're just as picky. So the question is how to keep yourself occupied. The answer is... more of the same.
After being an exclusive commodity to the Alliance, I just recently signed on to the Voice Acting Club, mostly out of the fact that everyone else already has. So what took so long? Management of my time. I have time now to explore this alternate dimension. It's a new thing for me, despite the fact that it's been around about as long as the VAA.
Of course, the Alliance has a better site. Now if there were some way we could get more paying gigs....
And a permanent Wikipedia article.