Yeah, just Ryoga it.
Its a new term both of us coined it during lunch today. But the way I see it, there are two stages:
The first stage
This is Bruce's definition which is very close to the term of NATO (No Action, Talk Only). Its usually harmless but it indirectly increases one's reputation of being a TCSS (Talk Cock, Sing Song) person. However, it is only harmless when your well meaning friends do not join you in your enthusiasm and seeing their resources/efforts go to waste in the end.
The second stage
This is more to my definition.
"A person, who, during the heat of the moment, follows the herd and puts in all their enthusiasm/energy/concentration into the project, (unwittingly) gaining attention and showing off (depending on your own points of view). But halfway into the project, the 'mood' or enthusiasm is usually gone and it suddenly becomes a 'burden'. The project is then temporarily stopped, usually followed by a lot of reasons when asked about its progress and eventually, abandoned."
This is the more severe case, where your friend/s who fully supports you in your passion gets the full brunt of the effect. They see their resources go to waste, promises broken and also, possibly, have the same reputation stuck to them, turning into a social pariah. Never mind if you have used thousands to buy lots of tools, aftermarket parts and even scoured the Internet dry for information. It will all go to waste at the end.
But regardless of the two stages, the most important result of the 'ryoga' effect is that at the end of the day, there is nothing to show for it. The only image I can think of was the Circus Ring Master:
In the dark circus tent, where all the spotlights are trained to this one man in the centre, looking magnificent in topcoat and tails, complete with a shiny top hat. Many people have come to see him tonight, and the place is packed. With his hands twirling on his big moustache, and with a big smile on his face, his booming voice builds the crowd into an excited frenzy. Everyone is waiting in eager anticipation of what he is going to show them. Weeks before, there were announcements and scraps of news that this thing of his will be worth seeing. But then, halfway through his mesmerizing voice, he announces that the show is over. There is nothing else to see because... he's bored. Only the decency and the "I know this will happen" attitude of the crowd stopped them from causing a riot and burning the whole fiasc..er, circus to the ground.
And now, having recognise the sickness, when it
comes to modeling, he will do what he likes instead and not 'follow the flow'
in participating on Group Builds on models which is not his 'in-thing'.
And slowly, I am pulling a ryoga on a lot of things too. When I 'stick' to a person whether its a friend, colleague or even a Boss, their habits tend to rub off on me.
Which is a bad habit because sometimes I am sot immersed in it, I could not take a step back. So, everyday is a constant fight to stop this NATO rot or else, like all TCSS, I have nothing to show apart from wasting everyone's time.
I must really get back on track. No, I must get back to my top form. I must.