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how do you feel about making mistakes? 

50 deviants said it's a good way to learn
24 deviants said meh, i'm only human
11 deviants said i'll tell you in the comments, boo
9 deviants said petrified to the point of urination down the pantleg
7 deviants said i'm a perfectionist, i don't make mistakes (i also don't produce anything)

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GlassPeregrine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Mistakes and good writing go hand-in-hand. Good writing comes from experience, and experience from "learning" from the mistakes made along the way. Extreme perfectionism is the unfortunate step-child that needs to be corralled from time to time because it just rebels against any idea, good or bad.
DamonWakes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Writer
It depends entirely on how big the mistake is. Using a comma instead of a full stop isn't so bad. Using a belt sander instead of an electric razor, however, might be considered a "biggie."
Jsaren Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
They just encourage me to improve. :)
Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Guess it depends on what kind of mistake. Mistake in artwork? Nah, that's just drafting! Just let the paint dry and paint over it. Same thing basically applies to writing. If you keep re-drafting and you can't fix it, just trunk it and try something new.

Whereas when it comes to, say, romantic relationships, I suppose I'm the perfectionist who doesn't produce anything. Who also is so scared she pees on herself. I mean, fuck it, I'm 20, and every time I'm interested in someone, I still get all, "How to boys talk to right?" and then I'm all, "now is a good time to run away."

I think I have a problem.
SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Writer
I'd say a mixture of learning and urination down the pantleg.

Making mistakes terrifies me. I'm afraid I'll make a fool of myself, have people judge my work--or me, personally--if I make a big enough mistake, or too many of them. I'll admit that. I'm a perfectionist, and I hate knowing I've made major mistakes. However, you never learn anything if you don't screw up once in a while. You make a mistake, someone points it out, you get your huge sigh of relief because the criticism wasn't as bad as you expected like 90% of the time, and you fix it and move on with your life.

That's with writing.

With life mistakes, I think I'm about 20 times more afraid of screwing up. But, again, it's all a learning process. And since I haven't landed myself in jail, pissed my fiance off enough to leave me, or gotten disowned by my parents, I think I'm doing pretty well so far.
mimi-lolacute Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure about how I feel about making mistakes, honestly. It depends in what aspect of life we look at; in my college life, mistakes are fine, it's no big deal, just a matter of seeing how to correct things and go on. In my personal life however, it would be nice if mistakes made me react toward actually doing something, which gets me in rather complicated situations and frustrating mental and emotional states. Ah, the human life.
LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Writer
lamat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Part and parcel of Life.
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Writer
I make mistakes all the time and if I ever stop learning from them, it means I'm six feet under.

It's a grand thing when a mistake is pointed out to me, even if it's "snarky."

I've had pieces labeled "perfect" and I know/learn they're not.

Learning is the same as life to me.
Mistakes are always made, whether others notice or not.

Once I read (regarding cooking)-> "I make this terrible mess, then I problem solve."
I feel a bit like that about writing.

And about life in general. It's messy, but I'm happy to be alive and learn new things.
TheSkaBoss Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"I make this terrible mess, then I problem solve."

Ha, that is EXACTLY how I code. :la:
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