I just hate it when people accuse me of being an ass or “cheating” when it’s revealed that my muse has been lying. Honestly, unless it’s important to the plot or has the potential to offend, I don’t like giving an OOC warning or giving my muse internal monologue because every inexperienced RPer in a five-mile radius then has their character become a mind reader or acts like OOC is the same as IC.
My RP community acts like they’re mature and accepting, but all it takes is one unpopular opinion about a fictional character to turn the place into a daycare full of crybabies. Then, everyone breaks out the torches and pitchforks to brawl about something as simple as a single headcanon, and they forget that the least they can do is debate it like adults.
This isn’t really a post to point people out or hurt anyone. I’m just need to get something to get off my chest. Whether it’s jealously or I need to man up, take it as you will, but I’m pretty sure a good number of you have had this sort of feeling if not exact.
Do you ever have someone in your group who is well liked by everyone? So much that they jump on to every thread they make? So much that everyone that isn’t that one person gets ignored? I mean I follow the rules, I don’t complain, I don’t cause drama, I’m not disliked(at least I hope not…) and honestly I keep to myself. Lately I feel like it’s been a waste of time even trying to start threads that no one bothers to join because they all prefer that one popular person. I’m talking about how people don’t seem to spare you a glance and you’re constantly coming back to roleplay threads that have like, zero replies. And it’s not just my own threads. I replied to open starters, sent requests, I have been very patient. And yet it takes centuries for me to even get one while the other person is doing over 10 roleplays at once. They have at least 20 different ships and I’d be considered lucky to even have one friendship. I’m seriously contemplating if people just find me boring entirely or they’re too hung up on clamoring for a ship with that popular guy simply because they’re well known and good. I know people have preferences but, I feel like I’ve been given the short end of the stick way too many times.
Because apparently on this website it’s considered more prestigious to play canon characters for some reason? I don’t get it. I mean, not to knock people who do, because it does take work and if you’re having fun it’s totally legit, but why would you put someone on a pedestal when they didn’t make their own character then knock the people who /do/?
Good for people who want to actually be better, but when you have a history of abusing and shittalking people who dare say anything negative about your original character or how you play them?
Congratulations! You are the problem. And no, no one will be coming off anon to talk because then you can then freely abuse the person and smear their name however you want in public because you clearly cannot take a teaspoon on criticism, constructive or otherwise.
More of a general thing than a specific rp but god. DAMN. IT.
People don’t always marry who’s best for them, a kid is a lot of responsibility, not everyone is ready for either– but of course, the instant two people/robots/aliens/furries/etc hook up, they GOTTA GET HITCHED and it is going to be FUCKING PERFECT and they are going to be so loving and adorable forever the end. No conflict, only babies.
Roleplay is often built on conflict. You switch it out for domestic fluff exactly all of the time, then what? It’s often called “endgame”, but it doesn’t have to be.
There is more to life than “settling down” and having 3 million kids.
(And don’t force my character who is the exact opposite of ready for kids to look after your child OC. Just don’t.)
It might happen that I have a canon character off-handedly mention, say, getting a latte, and the other person’s character will suddenly and uncharacteristically rudely demand “since when do you drink lattes?" Never mind that there’s no evidence in canon to suggest that this character would absolutely never drink a latte. (Do you people really believe that characters only do and like what you see them doing or having in canon?)
Or a character might mention not liking being called by some super-sappy nickname, and the other person’s character will say, "But you liked it last week!” and act like my character is an asshole for not liking it now, even though “last week” never happened in the RP. Sorry, but I can tell you right now that if my character doesn’t like it now, this character probably never liked it, and I really don’t appreciate your passive-aggressive attempts to force my character into being what you want.
Cause we’ve all seen it happen, where someone tries to do your character and they don’t take the bait. Cue character after character making the same attempt. Bonus points if you play twins and they go after them interchangeably like some kind of replacement goldfish.
so i decided to go on this really old roleplay page that me and a group of friends i had about five years ago (no longer friends, i wonder why.) that had lasted for a good three years i think and was just looking for a good laugh but ended up feeling really guilty omfg
i was the only admin out of a group of about eight or so and the grand majority of my posts include me being a really salty dick to everyone else’s characters who weren’t my character’s love interests or kids (and even then some were mean towards their significant others) or being just as rude towards the other members in ooc. even the characters that i had created that were meant to be nice or shy had come off as jerks in a lot of my posts.
to everyone who had the displeasure of roleplaying with me back then, i’m sorry.
It’s me, Dani, again! I remember this one time, again on my Orochimaru rp blog, this rper was asking if anyone wanted to rp with them. I was bored and I decided to give them a chance. So, I ask them if I could rp with them. They agreed, and we started to thread.
I got in maybe two or three replies-we had not even gotten past introductions of both characters and plot- before they throw in a huge
on me in their next reply.
OK, why did you agree to rp with me if you weren’t feeling like it? Next time before you start pulling this shit on someone, you can always tell them that you are not interested in playing with their particular character or Mun.
This was by far the most rude thing that I have ever encountered in my 6 years of rping.