the terrifying joy of creation: making things you’re sure nobody wants

Patricia Taxxon didn’t get name-dropped in this essay but she’s good too.

Lately it’s become more and more clear that one of my favorite kinds of media these days is media criticism and commentary. In fact, I recently came to admit that I enjoy film criticism more than I enjoy movies. I also enjoy video game criticism and commentary more than I enjoy video games, and while I have almost zero interest in any television series of the past…