PLURK PET PEEVES

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I've got a player in my game who talks about her characters as if they were real people "oh, this character can't come out today. She's been bad!" or some crap. She also calls them her "alts" and not her muses. Which I don't get either.

It makes plotting plurks really uncomfortable and weird.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-20 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)
that's the language that people with dissociative identity disorder use for their other personalities. you're right to find it weird and uncomfortable. i would distance myself, if i were you, because she might not have a good ic/ooc line.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-20 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
isn't DID extremely rare, and when people have it, they don't actually realize they have it nor refer to their other personalities consciously?

i feel like 'dissociating' is such a buzzword and used improperly by tumblr babies all the time now, it's weird.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-20 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
you know, at first i was just assuming she was using mmo slang, where you had one "main" character and then a bunch of "alts", but considering the other thing you pointed out, i really doubt it now.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-20 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"alts" is pretty common slang on...pretty much every online rp platform that isn't dw, really. it's short for "alternate character" or "alternate account".

(Anonymous) 2017-04-20 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
it's the combination of "alts" with the "teehee my character lives in my head" bullshit that raises a red flag, not alts by itself.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-21 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
the common term in DID circles is alts or alters

treating their characters as if they're real people and calling them alts does not inspire confidence

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-21 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
this behavior used to be normal in the earrly 2000 ljrp scene
we grew up, some of us didn't

(Anonymous) 2017-04-20 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
i can't put my finger on it but i really hate when people habitually go "marked everything as read! what's up?" or otherwise proceed to go on about their own shit.

like, okay, you didn't think my stuff was important enough to read yourself, so why should i care about filling you in? no comments for you.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-20 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
i hate it, too. just mark everything as read, don't announce it.

people like that tend to make everyone come to them for friendship and rarely give anything back.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-21 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"oh my god my art sucks soooo bad :( :( i'm terrible!!"

shoves the drawing under everyone's noses multiple times after going on and on about how terrible!! she is

the kicker? it's really not even THAT bad.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-21 03:46 pm (UTC)(link)
man this annoys me. i'd so much rather have someone with not-great art acting happy about what they made than someone who needs to preemptively hate on herself so no one can say anything less than glowing in good conscience.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-21 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
ugh, I hate this.

if you genuinely want critique, that's cool, you can say "I'm feeling bad about my art and would love suggestions for improvement". if you're proud of your art, just post it and say "hey look what I drew", that's fine too.

seeking extra buttpats and reassurances by putting yourself down before you post it anyways is just obnoxious. if you hate the drawing so much, don't post it. if you're proud of it, don't put on that display of insecurity just so you can grab extra attention from people who pity you.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-21 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
but if you post a drawing and talk about how pleased you are with it, someone will make a post in plurk pet peeves complaining about how dare someone post their shitty art and think it's good????

you cannot win.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-21 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
It's just bog-standard textbook fishing for compliments, anon. Sometimes there really is nothing new under the sun. This is always how fishing for compliments goes.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-21 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
i dare you to crit them

if they complain about it all the time they must want to improve

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-22 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
i know this has been said already but some of the pictures on this guess my age meme
yall rough
yall really rough

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sorry not all of us are hot

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-22 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
i thought this is how my timeline would be but damn

instead i have like two new crushes

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-22 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
this one fucking pearclutcher shitting all over the announcement of plurk allowing renames, lmao.

"$10?!? I KNOW PLACES THAT CAN DO IT FOR FREE THIS IS RIDICULOUS"

calm your tits and step outside and go touch some grass. whoever you are, you're embarrassing yourself.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-22 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
That whole plurk is incredibly embarrassing.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-22 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
lol dreamwidth charges even more for username changes.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
tbh i'm glad they're charging, it'll keep the shiny-chasers from renaming every two weeks.

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(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
They'd better be charging, unless plurk wants to be even more broken than it usually is.