Ok, I feel like I need to post this out for the general public to read because I’ve been noticing this problem a lot lately.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, this is in response to this post on Cris’ Page.
The answer to anyone who ever asks the question “Do I HAVE to speak in Spanish in Cris-Art’s live stream?” whether it be out loud or internally, is YES.
And I’ll tell you why.
The number one reason is because it’s out of respect for Cris’ wishes. Because it is her show and it’s her time to shine and she can ask everyone to speak in Skrull if she wanted to, and it would be her right. But more than that, it’s also out of respect for her culture, for her life style. It’s out of pure respect to understand that not everyone knows English, and just like you don’t like having to copy and paste the text to translate it, do you honestly think that Cris likes doing that too? Especially when she’s trying to draw?
I mean seriously, people. Put yourself in her shoes for a moment. She is ALLOWING you to watch her sketch. For all we know it might be a HUGE thing for her. It’s like having a good 20-30 people hovering over her shoulder, watching every little move she makes. I don’t know about she feels about it, but that would TERRIFY me.
And then think about how every time she types, she has to stop sketching or coloring (or whatever she’s working on at the moment) to press the keys on the keyboard in front of her. Do you know how long it would take if she had to copy and paste EVERYTHING into Google just so that she could understand what was going on?
Nothing would get done! A simple sketch would suddenly take HOURS instead of maybe 30-45 minutes.
I know that sometimes it’s tiring to copy and paste and copy and paste all the time. It’s slow, and it makes you feel like you’re the slowest person in the chat. I know because this was one of the main reasons why I never went into Cris’ Livestreams when I first started following her. I was really intimidated and I hated feeling like I was missing all the awesome and key points in the conversation. But you know what? I found a way around it because I WANTED TO TALK TO HER!!! And I wasn’t about to let something as insignificant as a language barrier stop me.
Yes, it’s a pain sometimes. But you know what? I do it because I care for her and I respect her and I want to talk to her in a language that SHE understands instead of expecting her and forcing her to go out of her comfort zone just so that I can understand her.
In my opinion this is a thought process that happens a lot in America today. They think that English is a universal language. In a way it is, I can’t deny that. But assuming that everyone can speak it, or complaining and expecting someone who doesn’t understand it very well to speak it just because you’re too lazy to click your mouse a couple more times is insulting, disgusting and really it’s extremely rude.
It’s just like she said. If you don’t want to have to translate everything, don’t join the chat. Simple as that. It’s not like someone has a gun pointed to your head and is forcing you to sit there and talk with her.
I’ve noticed this a lot lately in her chats, and I’ve kept quiet because I didn’t want to make a scene. But now that someone has the audacity to ask her if they “HAVE to chat in Spanish?” on top of the flack she’s bee getting about drawing Billy with Body hair….I just can’t keep quiet anymore.
You people need to stop thinking so much about yourselves and start thinking about her.
She is not a machine. Cris does not Livestreams for your benefit or your personal Pleasure. She is not your entertainment. She is a human being, and a brilliant and amazing one at that.
If you want to talk with her, Talk with her in a language she understands. You’ll find that if you move outside of your comfort zone for other people, they will tend to return the favor.