How Creative People See the World

How Creative People See the World

Updated Aug 04, 2020 at 09:59AM EDT by shevyrolet.

Added May 02, 2017 at 10:17PM EDT by Jill.

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How Creative People See the World is a series of comics published by the arts and entertainment website Bright Side, which depict contrast how people with a creative mindset view every-day situations compared to "ordinary" people. Online, the comics were widely mocked and parodied, with many accusing the artwork of being pretentious and absurd.

Origin

In July 2016, Bright Side published a series of comics juxtaposing various scenarios comparing the perspective of "ordinary people" with "creative people," depicting creative people as viewing the world through a fantastical lens (shown below).


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On August 11th, 2016, the Bright Side Facebook page uploaded an animated version of the comic series, which gathered upwards of 838,000 views, 19,000 reactions and 7,300 shares over the next eight months (shown below). In the comments section, many users mocked the comic for portraying creative people as schizophrenics witnessing vivid hallucinations.



The comic fell into relative obscurity until late April 2017, when it was posted on the "Thank Mr Banky" Facebook Group.[2] On April 28th, Twitter user @ollymoss[5] posted a parody of the comic featuring screen captures from the animated series Turbo Teen (shown below, left). from That day, CollegeHumor[3] published a listicle highlighting various online reactions to the comics. Several days later, the Cheezburger[4] site FAILBlog posted similar reactions to the comics in a post titled "Painfully Pretentious Comic About Creative vs. Ordinary People's Getting Roasted to Oblivion." On May 2nd, Tumblr user babyfawnlegs[6] posted a parody in which a "creative" person swings a lawnmower in a circle (shown below, right).


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Platus
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What's hilarious is how generic the "creative" scenes are. Like, seriously, the best they could do is witches and LOTR repeats? Since when is blandly regurgitating everything you've read "creative"?

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