Fuck Yeah, Bad RPer Polar Bear!
We've all been there – cringing over fellow roleplayers' terrible grammar and language use, and the general failtasticness of their behavior and characters. This is why we decided to create Bad RPer Polar Bear, to act as sort of a support group for all of our ranting needs.

Feel free to rant in the form of a meme, or submit a story about your experiences.

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This happened once in an iScribble RP (gross I know). It was a fantasy roleplay and my OC (will refer to her as White) was a dragon who could take on a humanoid form to interact with other characters more easily, and this other person was really creepily PMing me talking about how their character (will refer to him as Blue) would find mine attractive and was going to romance mine. That was their choice, but I made sure to warn them that White isn’t really human at all and does not find humanoids attractive. The other roleplayer just kept insisting that Blue wouldn’t care and that he’d ‘change her mind’ eventually.
I made it pretty clear Blue would get burned to ash before that happened, but I ended up leaving soon after the roleplay began anyway.

This happened once in an iScribble RP (gross I know). It was a fantasy roleplay and my OC (will refer to her as White) was a dragon who could take on a humanoid form to interact with other characters more easily, and this other person was really creepily PMing me talking about how their character (will refer to him as Blue) would find mine attractive and was going to romance mine. That was their choice, but I made sure to warn them that White isn’t really human at all and does not find humanoids attractive. The other roleplayer just kept insisting that Blue wouldn’t care and that he’d ‘change her mind’ eventually.

I made it pretty clear Blue would get burned to ash before that happened, but I ended up leaving soon after the roleplay began anyway.

Posted on September 20 with 21 notes at 5:09 pm
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Oh, is your oc sad because they’re self conscious about their weight? WELL MINE JUST TRIPPED DOWN THE STAIRS, GOT HIT BY A CAR, THEIR PARENTS JUST DIED, THEIR SIBLINGS ARE DEAD, THEIR BEST FRIEND IS DEAD, AND THEY’RE DEPRESSED. YOU SHOULD PITY THEM AND NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN PROBLEMS. IF YOU DON’T, YOU HAVE NO HEART, HMPH.

Oh, is your oc sad because they’re self conscious about their weight? WELL MINE JUST TRIPPED DOWN THE STAIRS, GOT HIT BY A CAR, THEIR PARENTS JUST DIED, THEIR SIBLINGS ARE DEAD, THEIR BEST FRIEND IS DEAD, AND THEY’RE DEPRESSED. YOU SHOULD PITY THEM AND NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN PROBLEMS. IF YOU DON’T, YOU HAVE NO HEART, HMPH.

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MAYBE MY OC COULD GET WITH YOURS AND “TUTOR YOURS” ^__^ SINCE HE IS SUCH A PROFESSIONAL DANCER AFTERALL, EVEN THOUGH HE NEVER WAS BEFORE, HE JUST SUDDENLY IS!
Please don’t change your fucking ocs at the last second just to forcefully pair with an oc and think your oc can relate to them better juST FOR THE SHIP. Of course they have to be so talented at it though, and much better at this said talent. 

MAYBE MY OC COULD GET WITH YOURS AND “TUTOR YOURS” ^__^ SINCE HE IS SUCH A PROFESSIONAL DANCER AFTERALL, EVEN THOUGH HE NEVER WAS BEFORE, HE JUST SUDDENLY IS!

Please don’t change your fucking ocs at the last second just to forcefully pair with an oc and think your oc can relate to them better juST FOR THE SHIP. Of course they have to be so talented at it though, and much better at this said talent. 

Posted on September 19 with 42 notes at 8:34 pm
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I’ve been wandering through Gaia rps again lately (shut up) and while thankfully it’s not a trend, there is still an annoying number of threadmasters who reject applicants through non-response. Look, I’ve run my fair share of rps, I know that rejecting people is uncomfortable and nerve-wracking, but is it really so much to ask that you at least send a ‘Sorry, you’re not a good fit, but thanks for your interest’? It’s not fun to get rejected, sure, but it’s even worse to sit around for a week wondering if your message was even received or if Gaia burped and ate it.
I dunno, minor peeve but it still feels like a breach of basic courtesy.

I’ve been wandering through Gaia rps again lately (shut up) and while thankfully it’s not a trend, there is still an annoying number of threadmasters who reject applicants through non-response. Look, I’ve run my fair share of rps, I know that rejecting people is uncomfortable and nerve-wracking, but is it really so much to ask that you at least send a ‘Sorry, you’re not a good fit, but thanks for your interest’? It’s not fun to get rejected, sure, but it’s even worse to sit around for a week wondering if your message was even received or if Gaia burped and ate it.

I dunno, minor peeve but it still feels like a breach of basic courtesy.

Posted on September 19 with 12 notes at 5:08 pm
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I don’t really care about being Anonymous since I know that the people involved in this situation either do not care or are not on Tumblr RP and will never actually locate this. If they do, then good on you mate.

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Posted on September 18 with 13 notes at 8:34 pm
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Gee, I wonder why…
They do this in every fandom, and still haven’t sensed a pattern.

Gee, I wonder why…

They do this in every fandom, and still haven’t sensed a pattern.

Posted on September 18 with 46 notes at 5:09 pm
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Now before you scream bloody murder, listen to my story.
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I’ve been blessed with a healthy upgrowth in the roleplaying community. I started rping with people my own age with the same experience as myself, and it grew from there. Therefore I have very few stories that could even be considered close to bad.
But this one has always irked me.When I first started roleplaying on tumblr (which was a huge change from what I was used to), I roleplayed with my OC, who will be known as Jack. I roleplayed with someone I still consider a friend, who I’ll call Abby. She had various muses. Then one time, Abby invited me to a small rp chat out of the blue. I’m always willing to try out new things, and I dropped in, seeing Abby and two of Abby’s friends from tumblr. They shall be known as Vicki with OC Bill and Irene with OC Tom.
Abby’s character (who is of less importance in the story), Bill, and Tom are all Canon characters, but very much AU versions of them. Notice that this was not knowledge I came into the rp knowing. Bill was pretty close to character, but Tom was very docile and nervous, while he in canon is more of the main bad guy.
Also, it’s important to know my OC Jack. Jack is a jackass (pun intended). He’s the kind of character considered evil, finding fun in causing other people misery, especially if it’s psychological. So from an IC perspective, seeing Tom (usually a bad guy himself) as a quiet thing was rather odd. And he noted it. Bill went to protect Tom from the harsh words, which was also very unusual.
Jack was having a field day. Personally I thought it went rather well too. That is until Vicki suddenly asked ooc if it could stop, because the chat was supposed to be silly. I was a little taken aback but told them Jack was Jack and not silly. She/they asked if it could stop, and I said that yeah, it was fine. I stopped interactions ic, though I did stick around. Abby approached me on skype asking if I was alright, and I was. Vicki had been clear that she/they didn’t want to rp with Jack and I had no intention to do silly things, so it was fine. The situation had been handled very maturely.
That is, until a couple of months later.
I was in a large skype group of various roleplayers. Not a RP group, but just people chatting. Both Vicki and Irene were there too, but they didn’t know I was the mun of Jack. Which was fine by me, seeing as I didn’t roleplay with them.
The group was talking about rp experiences when Irene mentioned there was only one time they had seen Vicki get annoyed with someone. And guess what, that’s the old situation with me. As I wasn’t part of the conversation, I didn’t say anything, but it bothered me. According to Irene, Vicki had said stop SEVERAL TIMES before I apparently got the hint.
Which brings me to the bear. Don’t expect anyone to understand that your character saying stop means YOU saying stop. Because that’s just unfair, no one can read minds. If you want to stop, talk to the mun, not the muse.
As a final note: While that version of Tom was a little surprising when I first saw him, I’ve since come to love the character. It’s a very well-done AU version.

Now before you scream bloody murder, listen to my story.

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Posted on September 17 with 20 notes at 8:34 pm
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I kid you not, I was in a Hetalia chatroom when an OC who was the child of one of the characters in that show developed romantic feelings. To the point the OC would get pissy when that character interacted with someone else. 
But then things took a weird turn when the OC claimed that the character who was her (the OC was a girl) father got her pregnant. And the person who roleplayed the canon character wasn’t even aware of that. 

I kid you not, I was in a Hetalia chatroom when an OC who was the child of one of the characters in that show developed romantic feelings. To the point the OC would get pissy when that character interacted with someone else. 

But then things took a weird turn when the OC claimed that the character who was her (the OC was a girl) father got her pregnant. And the person who roleplayed the canon character wasn’t even aware of that. 

Posted on September 17 with 13 notes at 5:08 pm
#bad rper polar bear  #meme  #incest tw  #sexual conduct tw  #submission 

Storytime with p0key

I’m not keeping myself anonymous, but the people involved will be 100% anonymous. To people that know me - this has nothing to do with the recent drama that’s been going on in a certain slice of a fandom I’m in (which is mostly my fault, I’ll admit I’ve been pretty shitty lately)!

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Posted on September 17 with 7 notes at 1:43 pm
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Okay, I got a short and not so sweet story.
A bit of time ago, I joined an rp chatroom for monster people. I, having had made one a bit ago, decided to use my Non-Binary gorgon, Alex. I was welcomed into the room, and got to RP without any trouble.
Almost INSTANTLY after my intro, someone else’s muse godmodded and tackled xer to the ground, demanding to know ‘what he was.’ When xie said they were non-binary, I shit you not, she said: “So you’re a shemale?” I got frustrated multiple times because I made xer say that they were out of the gender binary, and they still said ‘shemale’ and ‘it.’
Then, she felt their crotch without permission. That made me snap, and I vanished for 10 minutes to cool down.
I lied and said I had to go, and I never went back.

Okay, I got a short and not so sweet story.

A bit of time ago, I joined an rp chatroom for monster people. I, having had made one a bit ago, decided to use my Non-Binary gorgon, Alex. I was welcomed into the room, and got to RP without any trouble.

Almost INSTANTLY after my intro, someone else’s muse godmodded and tackled xer to the ground, demanding to know ‘what he was.’ When xie said they were non-binary, I shit you not, she said: “So you’re a shemale?” I got frustrated multiple times because I made xer say that they were out of the gender binary, and they still said ‘shemale’ and ‘it.’

Then, she felt their crotch without permission. That made me snap, and I vanished for 10 minutes to cool down.

I lied and said I had to go, and I never went back.

Posted on September 16 with 22 notes at 6:51 am
#bad rper polar bear  #meme  #transphobia tw  #submission