I'm really only writing this due to tiredness, procrastination, and the fact that I want to get some of my random thoughts out on...paper I suppose. Digital paper. Anyway, I just started thinking about this while listening to the song "Monumental" by Aviators, which is, oddly enough, a videogame inspired song about Demon Souls. That being said, the lyrics had a bit of an impact on me, particular the chorus that goes: "So may your dreams be monumental when your spirit guides the way." For those who know me well (which...okay honestly, I think that list includes maybe one person) I have always been driven primarily by ambition (I'm a Slytherin probably, so sue me). So a lot of songs which revolve around ambition, achieving your goals, and surpassing everyone else have always had an impact on me (Rock Star by Smash Mouth is a good example). This is probably one of the reasons I tend to have a hard time with social skills as I tend to be far more interested in projects than I am in other people. That being said, I also have depression and anxiety which, as probably quite a lot of you know, makes it really tough to get things done. It really sucks when you need a nap four hours after getting ten hours of sleep ,you can't focus on working, and when you do, you usually hate the finished product. This second part at least seems to be a bit of a common factor with artists as I find that creative people tend to have similar problems, but it does make me curious, what drives other artists? For me, my desire to simply create has always been my driving factor. Not necessarily anything specific, but I want to make videogames, cartoons, webcomic, anything so long as I get the opportunity to create endlessly and share my ideas with the world (and let's be honest here, get people saying how awesome they are, because all artists like people to appreciate their work). I don't really have anything personal about my art other than ideas I wish to make into reality. So my question for everyone else is, what is it that drives you? An ambition to create? A desire to help others with your art and to help people understand things? To share your views? Because all of us artists, writers, and designers are different. Anyway, yeah, that's my blurb for the evening.