marklungo wrote:Nee, I hope I didn't hurt your feelings with my comments. You're a good person, and you're really funny! I felt guilty about criticizing McDowall all those years ago, and I would never want to make anyone feel the same way.
P.S. Sorry I took so long to reply to this. I've been so busy, I didn't see your post until tonight.
Oh not at all, Mark.
You said nothing that was unwarrented and had a legitimate critic of what was said. You should never feel bad for having an opinion, esspecially if that opinion can open discussion and improvement down the line ^^ For example, I still stand by the joke I made as a funny joke but see retrospectively how I should have delivered that joke differently.
Anyone who enters into an avenue of performance, entertainment or any public forum should allow themselves to be open to criticism. Be you a writer, an artist, an actor or so on, it is the means with which you improve your craft and grow. Even Roddy McDowall shouldn't be immune from it if it comes from a honest place. If you shut yourself off from that, you are just doing yourself and your craft a hugh disservice.
It is also key to develop thick skin (and I am not just saying that because I got my first professional acting job because I was "the most durible child" XD
) because by inviting criticism, you aren't always going to hear what you want to hear. You have to take each critique and evaluate it for the worth it has. Sometimes you'll agree and work to do better next time, sometimes you'll disagree and stay true to your own vision of how a piece should be and sometimes all you can do is shrug...