"I guess what I’m most trying to say is: expectations suck balls. And not meeting them has nothing whatsoever to do with one’s inherent worth, or skill, or artistry. To all hoopers and flowsters out there: other people’s expectations are not your responsibility. If they watch what you do and think “it should be more this, it should be less that,” well that’s their issue not yours. Be true to who you are. This is not to say that certain technical elements — how you face the camera, how clean your planes are – aren’t important. Just that they contribute to the overall effect you create, but they are not the defining factors.