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I logged off the net last night to the start of some fairly snide remarks about how people RP on Twitter. The amount of crap hurled about was rather astonishing. So, let me introduce you to a good friend of mine:
The unfollow button. If you don’t like the way someone RP’s, or you’re getting crap from someone you’re following for the way you RP, use it. This is meant to be fun, and if your TL is overrun by things you don’t like, then fix it. Life is too short and fleeting to put up with such things. If they’re your friends off Twitter, they’ll understand. If they aren’t, then they won’t care. If you’re keeping them on to keep your follow numbers up or you don’t want to hurt feelings, then stick to your lists or @ mentions. It’s your world- YOU control the content.
That said, I’ve RP’d for a long time. A really long time, in fact. Since Junior High, to be exact. As I’m in my 30’s now, I’ll let the math speak for itself. I’ve done it all- LARPing, card gaming, White Wolf/ D&D, you get the idea. Until I came here, to Twitter RP, I’d never in my life seen so much ill will to fellow RPers. I’ve had some fairly cold shoulders directed at me as a woman in the RP world, but outright bullying and namecalling? Never. If we didn’t like an RP style, we didn’t do it and ignored the people that did it.
It was said very aptly this morning by Doyle.
I can also say, as someone who has created many RP characters in her life, I’ve no business throwing stones by calling anyone here a geek, dweeb, dork, whatever because I’m all of the above and proud of it. Same with the namecaller last night. It’s fairly ironic that an RP account was used to troll in that manner. Why? Because it takes some inherent geekiness on their part to even HAVE an RP account. And, you know? There’s not a thing wrong with that.
Which is the point of all this, is it not?
So I’m reading this:
and for the past week I’ve been going around asking kid’s what their lightsaber color would be. (Mine would be purple, just letting y’all know)
This one kid goes, “Why are you asking that, what does it mean in your book?”
Are you saying that geeks and lightsabers have some obvious connection? Can’t I just ask people for a fact they would otherwise not share?