by Peter Rasmussen

The Old Swings and Roundabouts Theorem

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on March 21, 2007

Apparently intermittent reward is one of the main forces involved in addiction. It’s that old Swings and roundabouts thing. That’s why video games can keep tugging on your brain even when it’s been grinding your self esteem into a fine paste.

I was having a pretty pasty day yesterday, not from games, from the going to get things done side of life. By the way in case you haven’t noticed getting things done at your end doesn’t necessarily mean that things happen anywhere else.

Well I woke up this morning with that this sucks that sucks, it all sucks kind of spirit. So I go to wrestle the spam and to my amazement there a genuine messages. A friendly web site wants to exchange valuable advertising space for a couple of articles I have written. An exuberant fan has sent info about Stolen Life to a local distributor “Is that okay?” Yes thanks. An animation magazine want’s to do an article.

So isn’t life such a breeze and all going according to plan? Filmmaking is so easy and straightforward. Why isn’t everyone doing it?


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