Before I say anything, no one feel personally attacked or criticized, please. This is based on my own introspection, but want to know your feelings in the matter. But yeah. Just as the title says. Have you ever heard that voice in your head saying that you're too old to be playing with cute little sprites, anime girls, or pretending to be a hardened badass in a scorched land, fighting for whatever little is there to fight, from either a player or a creator perspective? That somehow you should have outgrown this, and have other more "mature" hobbies, or just dedicate yourself to your job or family, because making a game when you're not part of a video game company is a waste of your time and effort? Now, don't get me wrong: The games we played in our youth weren't all created by brilliant 17-year olds in their free time; people like Miyamoto, Garriot, Kojima, Iwatani and Mikami are still working in the games industry, well beyond their 30s. I'm sure it's the same for games featuring Hello Kitty, Ben 10, PPG, etcetera. The deal here is that those are commercial projects, where people get paid to make a product that will be sold in a specific market. And let's look at my case: I'm a married man who is past his 30s, with an MLP av, making an MLP fan game. Hard to avoid being pigeonholed into a stereotype, even keeping the paragraph above in consideration. (Not like I give much of a crap about it, heh. ) So, have you ever felt that way? And if so, how do you deal with it?