(Anonymous) 2017-06-16 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
it's hard to figure out if a person saying they're married to another rp person means they're actually married

(Anonymous) 2017-06-16 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
sometimes when someone talks about their baby, it isn't actually a baby. sometimes it's a dog.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-16 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
ask them

(Anonymous) 2017-06-16 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone I'd just added in a game on Plurk posted a vague 'this type of thing happens every time I RP' post, then deleted it, then defriended half the game. I wouldn't mind except they've done this before several years ago in another game and I was hoping to at least get some nice drama to popcorn to.

(Anonymous) 2017-06-17 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
just namedrop them to see if anyone has deets already, you clearly want to.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-17 06:45 am (UTC)(link)
ok so what's the point of muse dumping if you're either a) not going to reply to people tagging you or b) reply once and then flake out

and then you go find another meme to muse dump on and do it all over again? I'm confused.

(Anonymous) 2017-06-17 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
my only guess is people want someone to boomerang with them and are musedumping as a way of instant gratification. otherwise, fuck if I know, anon.

(Anonymous) 2017-06-17 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
They are looking for particular people to reply more than likely.

(Anonymous) 2017-06-17 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)
they're trawling the waters with a vast net for LA cock.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-18 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
i feel obligated to tag known flakes back when they tag me. otherwise it makes me look like a flake too.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-17 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
seriously though why would you put m/m only prefs on a gen meme

(Anonymous) 2017-06-17 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Because it's a meme, and we'd have a lot less stupid shipping vs gen wars if people just played shipping or gen on whatever memes they want to instead of needing the meme itself to say it.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-17 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
in descending order of likelihood:

1. lazily autofilling the subject line with their usual

2. those goopy vaginas make them sick in any situation

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-18 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I just invited someone to play in a PSL with a few friends in a crosscanon setting. That person then proceeded to tell me that it was too intimidating to consider playing there because it was full of LA characters and all they play are anime characters.

I know who this person plays. I invited them because I thought they'd have fun playing there, and because I wanted to play with them.

Is "intimidating" one of those words that doesn't mean anything anymore? I'm sitting here trying to figure out what happened that possibly could have scared away this anime-only player. You guys seem to have a handle on how we ended up with a medium divide -- what about this situation was scary? I'd like to know how to not scare away the next person I try to reach.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-18 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
they've probably been on the receiving end of side-eyeing for their medium choice before, or they have specific reasons to believe your friends won't be keen to play with an anime character. most likely option 1.

in my experience, not a lot of people have huge bias regarding the medium of the characters they play against, but those who do tend to be very vocal. if you ever run into those kind of rpers and you're playing from the 'wrong' medium, you can get a little weary. your friend could also be wondering whether the fact that no one else is playing an anime character in your LA group isn't a subtle hint that anime characters aren't welcome.

at the end of the day, there's not much more you can do than invite someone in and, if you're really trying to sell them on your game/psl, talk to them a little about why you think their character would make a good fit: 'your character could do X, or find Y interesting, or develop nice CR with Z'. it's not your job to woo them, though, and it will ultimately come down to them deciding whether they think there's a risk involved in playing in a specific group and whether they want to take it.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-18 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
tbh i think a lot of the medium divide issue is the call that's coming from inside the house. that is to say, a lot of it is self-perpetuating, either from people assuming incorrectly that someone's not going to want to play with them because they play from x and the other person from y, players being afraid to approach anyone outside their medium, or, worst of all, peer pressure from inside the group.

i've seen a lot of the latter. people who play from anime yet prefer cross-medium/crossover interaction get called "self-hating." la rpers who like to play with anime (in b4 no such creature) characters get flack for being "weird."

there's no winning.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-18 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Nah anime always do that even people don't screech over how cool and popular their characters are. It's code for no easy CR because they aren't recognizable. Capeancowl used to get that from anime players a lot yet the ones in game who tagged out and didn't expect Cr on a silver platter were some of the most successful and popular. Take it as them being a tittybaby and acknowledging they aren't an engaging enough writer that they think they can play in a game and interest people outside their canon sphere.(This is pretty similar for any LA or book or video game feeling the same, although in my experience it's thinking they're too "mature" which is just as if not more dumb.)

You dodged a bullet, anon. You'd ended up with a bunch of vague wank about the group being unwelcoming if they had apped.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-18 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
>Is "intimidating" one of those words that doesn't mean anything anymore?
yes.

that said... i would also be a bit wary of a group psl or a game or whatever that has 90% one medium. i wouldn't say no on the spot though, just look around the comms a bit, ask friends to be safe, etc.

so if they had told you "hey are you sure this is fine?" i wouldn't have blamed them. just using the word intimidating as an excuse though and quickly saying no with such judgement... anon above me is probably right, sounds like you dodged a dramatic bullet.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-18 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
it sounds less like they're genuinely scared and more like it's an excuse because they don't actually want to play with las. people that use 'intimidation' as a reason not to do anything are usually incredibly self conscious, or they're aware that they don't like a thing and are shifting the burden of responsibility of that onto you. instead of saying 'oh, thanks, but no thanks. i'd rather not play in a psl that's full of characters that aren't in my medium because i don't like them', they made it about intimidation.

the people that get the most ass flustered about medium divides usually do so because they're the most divisive themselves.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-18 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)
can we please be done with captcha? if it was to stop a spammer, it's either done its job from the last post or people are just adapting and posting around it. it's a pain in the ass when it's either not being effective anymore or has no reason to be up.

(Anonymous) 2017-06-19 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
found the spammer

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it's dead, jim.

(Anonymous) 2017-06-21 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
dreamwidth should let you search comments by username in comms, it would be so helpful on bakerstreet

(Anonymous) 2017-06-21 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
No. We aren't going to agree here, either.

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WANKIEST THING YOU'VE DONE

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i'm hellion

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i just want to hear campfire stories about old crusty wank or people who aren't malicious, just hilariously bad rpers

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thar be no fishin for thy wank

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