tl;dt There's a reason why cliche exists.
again someone made me read a an article that spans across 5 pages for
no other reason than to generate more clicks and ad views. If your
article is GOOD, it WILL generate a revenue without you being dicks, you
greedy bastards! Anyhow...
>Cliché is by definition, bad.
definition its not bad. Its very good at caching attention, its a
common place, instantaneous impression... It doesn't require anything in
addition to be understood. Most importantly, it sells. If you expect
high standards from everyone who looks at your work, youre gonna get
very disappointed when faced with reality. If you're applying for a job
at Pixar, Sony, Aardman, Ghibli, Animal Logic, ILM, Square Enix, Blur
etc. etc. of course you'll have to present some astonishingly good and
original work as well as be very well known among the right people, but
those are not people this article talks about. People who post their
work on forums and video sharing sites are mostly beginners or just
regular "sweatshop workers". Cliche will actually be their safest option
at advancing farther than the first creative blockade phase.