demos ? Why ?

category: general [glöplog]
Some do demos for technological demonstration.
Some do it for the fun.
Some for...

Don't said demos are useless :
they aren't as you don't do them for nothing, you're not stupid.

So :

1/ Plz explain your own reason for demomaking
2/ Plz what the aim of demos for you ?
added on the 2005-01-31 23:00:28 by ep ep
added on the 2005-01-31 23:02:32 by kusma kusma
...fun? :(
added on the 2005-01-31 23:03:53 by Gargaj Gargaj
playboys like kusma does it for the chicks. Everyone else is in it for the drugs!
added on the 2005-01-31 23:09:09 by ekoli ekoli
Fun! Pure fun! I will never make a demo that isn't fun unless I'm being paid for it. Life is too short to waste taking the scene seriously.
So :

1/ Plz explain your own reason for asking this
2/ Plz what the aim of this question for you ?

it's time to turn on the p01 script...
added on the 2005-01-31 23:11:11 by rmeht rmeht
only for the drugs
added on the 2005-01-31 23:20:09 by gemini gemini
Self gratification sounds nice.
added on the 2005-01-31 23:23:29 by xernobyl xernobyl

1/ As there is several guys on the scene and as everybody comes to the scene for one reason, I ask myself if others have or had the same reason as me.
And I'm curious to compare and see the source of scene's attraction of most sceners. I would also see what attract musician / gfx / coders /... to the scene.

2/ My aim by the question "what the aim of demos ?" is to understand the messages sceners want to give us in demos. But I would like to see others saying "what a demo is done for, what is their meaning ?".

Yes it's really metaphysical questions.
Good to meditate and to learn a lot from ourselves.
So plz answer.
added on the 2005-01-31 23:24:07 by ep ep
i do 'm for your mom.. BITCH!
added on the 2005-01-31 23:24:18 by okkie okkie
what are you on ep? Why does things have too have a reason? What's wrong with pure self-hatred in front of a screen which eventually will grow cancer in your brain for the kicks it gives you? 'The aim of demos'?? Who gives a fukk anyway? ;)
added on the 2005-01-31 23:29:55 by ekoli ekoli
I'm doing it to be able to steal Salmiakki from drunk french sceners.
added on the 2005-01-31 23:30:15 by kb_ kb_
Salmiakki? what's that? another devilry to degrade sceners? :(
added on the 2005-01-31 23:31:42 by keops keops
haha.. poor keops :) you better show up at breakpoint keops!! i have a bottle of salmiakki with your name on it!!
added on the 2005-01-31 23:32:46 by okkie okkie
keops, it's vodka with loadsa pulverized licorice sweets if i'm not mistaken (but ppl will surely correct me..)
added on the 2005-01-31 23:38:10 by havoc havoc
1/ i do it for the girls also, my goal is to score at least 5 girlfriends by doing demos!
2/ i also do it as a form of masochism coz i seem to have bad luck with finishing demos up
3/ there's no point in summing things up
4/ see 3
People say they make demos for fun. What do they mean by this? I think the joy of demomaking comes on two levels.

First, making art is an enjoyable way to spend time. Sometimes, watching television feels too lethargic, and and chilling out seems too pointless. Too avoid the boredom, we sit down and make demos. It is a pleasant way to pass the hours, and we develop useful creative skills at the same time.

Of course, this cannot be the only explanation. After all, sceners put lots of sleepless nights and hard work into their demos. They travel hundreds of kilometers to visit parties and meet with other sceners. For a true scener, demos are much more than a pleasant way to spend time.

In The Prince, Nicolo Machiavelli explains that dignity is a basic human need. People value their dignity and social acceptance as much as they value time, money, and health. Demomaking, I believe, is a way to satisfy this basic human desire. Finishing a sucessful demo gives an incredible feeling of satisfaction as you see others watch and appreciate it. I cannot describe what it's like to place well in a competition or get lots of thumbs up on your production; you must experience it for yourself.

People make demos, then, because they want the acceptance of their peers. We want dignity and respect in the demoscene commnity; we want to be elite. To obtain this coveted status, we cater to the tastes and desires of other sceners, rather than the general public. Distributing a million copies of a demo is not as important as gaining the admiration of the few thousand sceners.
added on the 2005-02-01 00:59:43 by s_tec s_tec
So in other words; "RESPEKT FOR FAEN"?
added on the 2005-02-01 01:36:30 by kerb kerb
read pain and find out
added on the 2005-02-01 06:16:35 by psenough psenough
demos ? Why not ?
added on the 2005-02-01 07:38:01 by cruzer cruzer
ep: go in a demoparty and you (yeah even you!) will understand everything, the fun, the yin and the yang, the competition, the women, the friendship, the art of origami, the community feeling, the lust for silicon, the eargasm, your lamitude, etc...
added on the 2005-02-01 08:14:22 by Zest Zest
i second cruzer =)
added on the 2005-02-01 10:27:28 by nula nula
added on the 2005-02-01 10:41:46 by xeron xeron
Well, I was at 4 parties yet so I'm not a lamer or a newbie like some think...

Be prepared for a surprise in hugi 30 :
EP revealed.
added on the 2005-02-01 10:46:14 by ep ep
and which parties would this have been?
added on the 2005-02-01 10:47:45 by unlock unlock