I just want to keep in mind that there are no pre-existing systems in place. No networks, no hierarchies, no academies, nothing that storytellers need to tell a story is needed beyond the ability to execute.
It was like a cosmic punch in the face - Why do you tell stories in the first place?
It wasn’t for awards, it was for the audience.
Once I knew that everything became clear to me, like seeing The Matrix.
There was no webseries industry or community, there was no critical heirarchy, there were no systems in place, no establishment, no dogma, no gatekeepers to anything - there was just the story and the audience.
Emulating the past doesn’t seem like the way to tell stories.
I know, it could just be me.