I like watching people have fun
(This was going to one of 25 More Things About Me, but it's too big a topic for one bullet point.)
I like watching people have fun. This colors a lot of my views, from the filk/Mpls music debate to why I get along with kids so well to what kind of comedy I like to see or write. Heck, it even influences my reading: If I can see, in my mind's eye, the writer giggling as they type, it's a major plus.( a rambling expansion of details under the cutCollapse )
This appears to be asymmetrical. It's easier for me to help someone have fun than it is for others to help me have fun. Maybe I'm overestimating other's enjoyment. Maybe I'm just a curmudgeon.
Among other things, I write comedy. I like to make people laugh. I'm a lousy audience: It's hard to make me laugh. Oh, I'm easily amused and I enjoy a good laugh. But sometimes, it's like pulling teeth. If you try too hard, it's not humor, it's a challenge. I'm my own best audience: My old stuff makes me laugh. Well, the good stuff, the writing/audio/pictures that are supposed
to be funny, still amuse me.
Well, I hope you had fun reading this. If not: *virtual tickle*