I am in a roleplay group for a 42 year old show. To hide the characters’s identities, I’ve changed their names to Beetle Bailey characters. (Both are military series, so…)
Not really much of a story to add to this. I’m in a roleplay with gray morality, there are no good guys or bad guys since in the canon universe there are no good or bad characters, much like real people.
Enter new guy who creates a character who declares wars, assaults people, tortures people, cuts medication with poison … and why? Because he’s character is ‘just evil’. There’s no character driven motivation for any of this, they don’t even really enjoy doing any of it they’re just evil. I mean we have characters that do these things, humans and aliens alike, but they actually have a reason and motivation for everything they do.
It might be fun to rp anyway except all the mun EVER talks about is how unique and creative he is for his generic, over-the-top baddie. It’s an incredible turn off rp-wise. If when I try to plot with you all I get is post after post about how awesome you are for creating our fandom’s first real defined villain I won’t want to plot with you. There’s probably a reason why no one’s made a character like that before you, don’t you think?
My patience with the rp I’m in is wearing thin. Most of the time I love it, I love the muses I have and I love the plots and interactions they have with other characters. However, the group is large and in a large group it seems near-on impossible to avoid some OOC drama of some sort, no matter how much it is stipulated in the rules that it is banned.
This isn’t a ‘complaining about how RPers spend their free time’, issue, it’s a communication issue. I get that reblogs and dicking around on Tumblr takes less mental energy and just because you’re able to do that, doesn’t mean you’re up to replying. But if you’re at the point where it’s been literally half a year and you’ve only replied to a thread *once*, regardless of your amounts of free time at different points of that half year, when your partner has tried to talk to you about how to make the thread easier to reply to and you always insist that it’s fine and you’ll be getting around to it one of these days…
There’s a point where it’s time to admit that you have a problem with the thread for whatever reason, and agree on a good way to DROP it instead of keeping the other person hanging. If, in over half a year, you’ve found time for all sorts of random shit but can’t manage more than one reply to a thread in that time, it’s insulting to keep insisting you’ll get to it.
Tl;dr: Be self-aware enough to recognize when you’ve been a flaky partner, and STOP being that flaky partner. It’s easier to deal with someone officially dropping a thread than with someone who keeps pretending it’s still alive.
One day a lot of these RPers started getting spam with anon messages ranging from confusing to full blown harassment. Everyone who got them was very confused, including me.
I run a canon blog of a popular final boss.
Mind you their behavior in game is tough to figure out but the solid facts are: They’re subtle, they’re clever, they have an entertainer mindset and a chess master mindset. They’re manipulative too.
and they’re actually fairly powerful! BUT.
They have weaknesses too. They were beaten by the main characters! So my blog canon has them generally avoiding them at all costs. But then I get followed by a genderbent version and I’m curious. so I follow back.
What do I see?
No subtlety. No cleverness. Just a boastful childish mary sue version of a character I’ve come to know so well. Not to mention the mun doesn’t seem to understand what Godmodding is. They never give others a chance to react and basically forcing the plot to go their way.
I’m suffering SO MUCH secondhand embarrassment, its ridiculous. No portrayal is 100% accurate but this is bloody ridiculous.