1. "If that was your genuine reaction, I see no reason to doubt it." In response to Reply # 0 Thu Nov-19-15 01:29 AM by Moonlit_Force
Sure, you could be biased, but so what?
As far as what your next move should be, if your friend is attempting to make a name for themselves and you have their blessing you should be promoting the shit out of their work via word of mouf, social media and whatever other resources you feel are warranted.
2. "I feel like I'm privately *tougher* on friends." In response to Reply # 0
It's harder for me to get lost in the creativity because I know the person. So as I'm reading or listening or looking or whatever, I'm seeing them first and the art second. Sort of hard *not* to when it's someone with whom you're close.
With that in mind, when I think something a friend has done is brilliant (and I've been lucky enough to witness this), I tell them so. And they know I mean it.
6. "There's no reason to doubt my initial impression. " In response to Reply # 0
Depending on the industry, there is such a small connection between whether an independent piece of creative work is great and whether it will "blow up". So I'll be.ust appreciate the art for what it is.