Come enter the summer dressage show Want to get it up to the popularity it was before. Unfortunately blogs can't be featured in groups. This means I have to make a journal to advertise it!
Tracing: The root of all evil...sometimesFirst, let me just get the formalities out of the way;alexpeanut
THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION AND DOES NOT AFFECT OR REPRESENT ANYONE ELSE'S EXPERIENCES, JUST MY OWN.
Big enough? Yes? We're good to go? Awesome.
So I'd like to talk about inspiration, motivation, and personal drive, all under the guise of expressing my take on the tracing debate.
I am a tracer. I've never taken steps to hide this fact, but I also don't broadcast it because the title carries an intensely negative weight with it. The community has been trained through countless reaffirmations that tracing equals stealing. That it's a lesser, baser form of expression and one to be shunned. This is logical, I suppose, at least to a point. The problem is that for me, a tracer by choice with no drive to improve who focuses on the legal, stock-based style of tracing, getting lumped in with the illegals can be a hassle.
You'll notice I said "no drive to improve". Yeah, wasn't kidding there. I'm about to drop a bombs