Nov. 18th, 2013

shatteredshards: my old rpg character (alter ego)
In fandom and the geek community, a lot of us have energy to put to use. We help with events, with charity work, with community service, with conventions. A majority of it is on a volunteer basis, with little to no benefits for our time and services.

Why do we do it? Because we get satisfaction out of helping others or making things happen, out of bringing happiness to our fellow fans and geeks. Some of us do it for the power.

*evil laughter* MINIONS!


I digress.

Most of us do it out of the goodness of our hearts or to get good feelings from helping. But not everyone can say that.

Unfortunately, there will always be those people who are in it for the money. They see that fandom, that group as a demographic to fill their wallet, to exploit, and perhaps don't even realize it. They may go so far as to use or abuse the people they know, their own friends or family, in order to achieve their end goal of profit. They might even be so focused on profit that they are blind to their behavior towards others around them.

The awesome thing about fandom and the geek community is that while these people may reach some level of success, inevitably they will be found out and fail. If someone's intentions aren't genuine, they won't be able to disguise it for long.

And that's okay, because the rest of us are still here, doing what we do to put a smile on someone else's face.


shatteredshards: a large cappuccino cup with a skein of multicolored yarn in it (Default)

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