>started writing jokes when I was 12
>they were all meant to be groany-worthy pun jokes and would just come to me
>added to them throughout highschool
>had dreams of writing a joke book
>jokes slowed down to pretty much a halt in university
>write shitty poetry instead
>came across the notes one day and finally transferred them to soft copy, add up to about 300
>left unread for the last few years
>come across it today, decide to read a few funnies
>they're all just bad, not funny-bad, just bad
>lose all faith in my sense of humour, no longer transcribe my jokes
When did you give up on your creativity?
It's a long-term creative comedic effort, what's not to get?
It doesn't matter at what stage of life it was written, the main point is seeing that the piece is no longer up to personal standards and now worthless. Expired. Now an entirely new foundation needs to be created on the basis that all past work is trash.
I'm sure you could appreciate the short term impact of this situation.
Look on my works and despair. Here are some of the first and some of the last.
What do you call an unhappy tent? Discontent
Why did Hezbollah buy boxes of ‘dungeons and dragons’? They wanted RPGS
What do you call an anxious tent? Tentative
what do you call a manly artificial face? Maskuline
how do you serve illegally caught eggs? Poached
Why does garbage have such low self esteem? Because it keeps getting dumped
The jokes penned ages 12-13 are exceptional for such an age, but there seems to be no evolution in the space of 5 years, so you end up in a situation where you're an 18 YO in arrested development rather than a precocious 12 YO.
>click on thread expecting anons posting jokes
>get this reminder of my stagnation