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December 3rd, 2008, 12:00 AM
Sometimes you find inspiration in the strangest places..

I'm curious to know what inspires people..

What do you usually find inspiration from? What was the last time you felt inspired or wowed away by something?

For me, I've had that "wow" factor two days in a row now..
The Feel Good Inc music video, and a song from Treasure Planet both really blew me away. Especially Treasure Planet.. There was just such a beautiful montage that I haven't stopped watching it for more than 12 hours straight.
I may sound crazy, but it just.. inspires me to reach my dreams.

I know that sounds corny, but I was wondering what gave people hope or inspiration the most~

December 3rd, 2008, 7:22 AM
I don't really know, things just come to me, like "BAMM" <<<< And that "BAMM" is a briliant idea, and that "BAMM" comes more then ones in a while, like every other day "BAMM",

It's like: "BAMM": I wan't to bake today,
"BAMM" I'm gonna do my essey on this topic,
"BAMM" I wan't a coke light.

Yes that is basically it for me;)

December 3rd, 2008, 6:20 PM
Maybe it's my precious books that gives me some. They inspire me to read read and read until my brains rot... or until I had enough.

December 3rd, 2008, 6:24 PM
I've got a inspiration just by thinking of a name... Rodger.. I was able to make a whole story about Rodger. Just because I heard his name.

December 4th, 2008, 12:11 AM
I find deep inspiration in many places, Recently I've found a lot of such inspiration in Anime. In watching the plight of the characters set before me, I find courage and strength in spades.

I do also enjoy books immensely as well. I'm such a fiction nerd. x3

December 4th, 2008, 12:17 AM
Lots of stuff. Listening to music, reading, walking around outside, even taking a shower sometimes. I like to look at the little details and listen to what they're saying about the world.

December 4th, 2008, 2:04 PM
Darren Shan books inspire me to write.

Christ, this will sound corny... but my friends inspire me to do better in school

My enemy's also inspire me to do better in school, because they can't be better than me. I refuse to let that happen.

I usually find inspiration in doodling, I could just be scribbling, then like... OMG THARS MAH PLAN... then I'm inspired to draw, write, or strangely tt eat well and do sport :/

December 5th, 2008, 4:59 AM
When inspiration just doesn't want to come to me, nothing can make it. But when it does, I get it from everywhere, even the most weirdest places you can think of...

That day, I heard a nice song and felt like playing it. That's where I got the inspiration to get hold of my guitar again which had been lying around for two month without me touching...

Another time I heard some random tune somewhere, and my creative side started generating a whole new music of my own, and that inspired me to get into composing that tune after a long break from composing.

A thing that I've noticed is that, you tend to get more inspiration at anything the more you're good at it.
There are a lot of places for that. Watching MY favourite animes give me the inspiration to get back into learning to make anime drawings, and I'm still trying... While sometimes, just sitting in the toilet in the morning make me pop my head with all ideas, lol!

December 11th, 2008, 8:34 AM
Trying to fall asleep makes me think. The thinking can give me great ideas. If it doesn't, it'll keep me up for up to two hours though.

Zennyo Ryūō
December 11th, 2008, 11:27 AM
I get inspiration from post nostalgia. X_X

December 11th, 2008, 3:29 PM
From the songs I listen to.

December 11th, 2008, 5:27 PM
I get inspired by listening to music, reading sometimes, and by just looking at nature, specifically the sky and clouds.

When I was younger though, whenever I would be really sick and asleep, I'd usually get some cool ideas and imaginary-like worlds that I'd build upon later on...I guess you could call it a fantasy world?

December 11th, 2008, 5:29 PM
Exercise...biking, jogging, or just simple walking works for me. Getting the blood flowing does the trick...plus, fitness is generally boring if you lack anything to think about while you do it...

December 11th, 2008, 5:52 PM
Sometimes music gives me an inspiration to succeed. I listen to some lyrics closely and it all sinks in I guess. But, the biggest inspiration for me that has pushed me for the last few months is the death of my mother and best friend. Knowing they'd want me to push even harder and not greive their death means a lot to me so, I did it. I've been trying harder and harder to do what I want to do every day and it feels great.

December 12th, 2008, 11:15 PM
I'm inspired by a lot of things, but I've been inspired by animators like Walt Disney, and Stephen Hillenburg. And even the art styles of some Japanese artists. I find that my drawing style has been strongly influenced by these artists....And my style is like a mash-up of....Too many things! I only hope that one day I can inspire someone, somehow!

December 13th, 2008, 3:44 AM
From pictures. I recently printed off all my favourite trainer sprites so they're there when I'm in the mood for fanfiction. ^^

December 13th, 2008, 8:44 AM
To Listening to music, to being in a boring class, i have lots of inspiration, i only don't have that when i'm under stress.

Volkner's Apprentice
December 13th, 2008, 1:01 PM
I definitely do find inspiration the weirdest places. I'll be with friends in a restaurant, talking about school, inside jokes, whatever, and suddenly I'll get this bad-ass idea to introduce into my tournament here on PC. XD Though it'll probably go like this:

Me: "OH SNAP!"
Friend: "what!?!"
Me: "Nothing."

Haha. As for other things, I'm always inspired when I sit down with hot cocoa or watch the snow fall. Rain works too; different weather has different inspirational levels. Great teachers/role models also inspire me to no end.

December 13th, 2008, 2:56 PM
im inspired by famous people and by the music i listen to

December 13th, 2008, 2:59 PM
I am inspiered on what I do and I have a big WOW last night when I finally beaten something that I can not normally do. two thumbs up

December 13th, 2008, 5:17 PM
Usually, I inspire myself.

Wow, that sounded really egotistical. ;O But seriously, I like to, uh... 'think' about things. Sometimes, I inspire myself just with a few thoughts. It makes sense to me, alright? :D

December 13th, 2008, 5:20 PM
Mostly through imagination, sometimes reading and watching television can help too.