- If I say “no” to someone and they get angry, this does not mean I should have said “yes.”
- Saying “no” does not make me selfish.
- Although I want to please the people I care about, I do not have to please them all the time.
- It is okay to want or need something from someone else.
- My wants and needs are just as important as those of anyone else.
- I have the right to assert myself, even if I may inconvenience others.
— Marshall Vandruff, one of the best teachers I have ever had, on artist’s block. Said during a webinar done on Visualarium to advertise his upcoming online course on animal anatomy (source links to webinar) (via pale-afternoon)
While I want to be able to have my LBD DVDs as much as anyone, I need to make sure that this viewpoint is out there to counterpoint the ones loudly complaining.
- I don’t mind that I don’t have the DVDs yet. In fact, we’re only now getting to the end of what I (personally) felt was a realistic delivery time frame if everything had gone to plan.
- I think the level of communication about the Kickstarter has been very adequate. I’d be annoyed if I was getting weekly or monthly emails that were nothing more than, “Still getting the run-around from the DVD writers.”
- I have not lost trust in PD over this. In fact, the fiasco of playing to the tiniest minority of their audience that was Welcome to Sanditon did more to harm their brand for me than the Kickstarter ever could.
I can understand that there are a lot of people who are very disappointed. But you disappointed folks do not speak for all of us. I’d hazard a guess that you don’t even speak for most of us.
I think the biggest fault PD had regarding these DVDs was that, in their enthusiasm, they forgot to under-promise and over-deliver. That doesn’t make them liars or lazy. It makes them people who’d never had to deliver a product on that scale before.
But the DVDs will still come, eventually.