>lots of creative ideas for video games, movies, songs, stories in general
>have no programming/dev talent, no means to make movies/short films, no musical talent or access to instruments whatsoever, don't believe my prose would be strong enough to write an actual book
Who /creative but talentless/ here?
What should I do about it? I just want to create for a living.
the answer is learn a skill
stop telling yourself you can't and learn a skill, or two or three
you have a computer and the internet so everything you need is out there for free
I'm not going to stick around and listen to you complain or make excuses. learn a skill.
tfw, this is me
it's probably not because we have no talent but because we're just fucking lazy and addicted to shit that takes no effort.
i own a guitar, taking lessons, still don't do shit with it, and i even enjoy playing. it's not because i don't have talent but because there's a depressing comfort about instead just hanging around 4chan and complaining about my life. you probably won't become talented until you first eliminate the problems that made you that way.
My first inclination would be to get an acoustic guitar, learn how to play the hell out of it, and write poetry/music.
But then I realize that literally everybody but me plays guitar and my music would never be good enough to attract more than 100 listeners or so. Nobody can make a living off of simple music like that, I would have to learn how to play at least a few other instruments, how to compose music for 5+ instruments, learn about music production and audio recording when it comes to computers, it's such a huge undertaking of a project, as opposed to just picking up a guitar, learning how to play, and spilling my guts.
I actually think I would have no problem ditching 4chan and all this pointless shit if I actually threw myself into learning and creating, it's just that... well, I can't motivate myself to do it. Like I said here:
It's just so much bullshit I'd have to do, and in the end it wouldn't even mean anything because after all that effort, I'd get 1,000 people to listen to my music tops. All I want to do is write Tom Waits-esque stories and tell them while I play some comfy guitar music, but that's not what anyone wants to hear.
>highly motivated, learning to drawn, likes to write, wants to code
>family is insuferable and poor, never gave me anything, Writing this on a 50$ 7'' windows tablet bouth on my own
>Don't even have where to sit, house is noisy and I cannot even concentrate myself to study anything, anything is on the bed
>can't concentrate anyway because aways starving, at least r9k and anime puts my mind at easy
>At night when it's not noise they turnof the wifi router anyway
>have to help with shores everyday anyway
Working on it, studying computer science right now. Have a bit of extra cash after Christmas and thinking about getting a guitar now that you guys called me out for being a faggot and not just learning a skill already.
What do you guys think? Should I just jump in and pull the trigger on this deal?
Hope CS pans out for you, anon. Changed my life.
Shitty acoustic guitar, maybe be suitable for playing shitty cowboy chords, nothing more. Buy electric guitar and learn to play jazz. If you're gunna do something, do it right.
Thanks m8, I appreciate it.
Yeah, probably, but I have no musical ear as of yet. I figure it's a good learning guitar, and I have a huge soft spot for acoustic guitar, singer songwriter stuff. I do love jazz, I'd like to learn sax/piano sometime down the line.
>not being so narcissistic that you learn how to program, how to into art and music, etc. because you don't trust a bunch of filthy casuals with your original content do not steal
I've gone through at least a dozen different books on musical theory. This shit is mad autistic, but fuck working with other people.
t. assburger pro
>you will never make a game
>you will never make a group of people hyped for your game to come out'
>fedoras will never camp out in front of gamestop for a midnight release of your game
>your game will never be posted about on /v/
>your game will never have a general on /vg/
I know the feel man.
I actually finished a draft for a book 2 years ago. I have no idea if its good or not.
Its just a file sitting on my hard drive.
While i'm not making any money off of it, I can say, at the very least, it is something I am proud of.
Whether its good or not is irrelevant, just the effort it took to finish it gives me that feel.
I say go for it man. Worst case scenario you'll find out whether you have talent, and you'll have something you can be proud of as proof.
>my music would never be good enough to attract more than 100 listeners or so
oh, so you don't actually want to create things, you just want to be popular and famous and rich.
if you wanted to make music, you'd make music. regardless of whether or not anyone listened to it or enjoyed it. regardless of whether or not you made money from it.
How does one find something they like to do for the sake of doing it? Are some people just naturally inclined to not get this satisfaction period? I think I've permanently fucked the rewards system of my brain.
That's why you learn, you fucking retard.
Get Unity or RPG Maker (EZ mode) and read tutorials. Join an indie community.
Nothing's stopping you from making Youtube videos about shit you care about.
>no musical talent or equipment
I will write a novel someday, anons, and you can too. Just read. Everyday. And write something. Even if it sucks, practice is good. The only thing I've ever written creatively is erotica and shitty poetry, but someday I'll be good enough to write something worth reading.
OP here. This is honestly my problem. If I am going to create something, put all the work in, it will be MY vision. If I make a video, I am going to make the music too. It's not that I don't trust other people so much as it feels inauthentic any other way.
I know the feel.
Yeah I suppose. I have written close to 100 pages of outlines for ideas, songs, stories, games, films, but never gotten more than 40-50 pages in a novel/screenplay. At least I had something, I guess.
Nah, it's not about wanting to be famous. It's just that if I'm going to put in hundreds, maybe thousands of hours of work, it's discouraging to think I could never share it. That's what storytelling is about- telling a story, i.e. sharing it.
I suppose you're right. Already ordered a guitar anon. Thank you.
I have, embarrassingly, written a lot of erotica too.
Thank you for the advice friends, I'm going to bed for real this time. Have a great night.
What's stopping you? Are you a NEET? Download Sibelius, open up Wikipedia, go to music theory, look it up online, start reading, look up famous classical works, listen to them, look up analysis of those works, relisten, learn how to write down musical ideas you have, eventually string enough together to write a piece. A year and a half ago I didn't even know what tuplets were and now I've written a string quartet and have just started an opera.