To clarify, this is also someone who has made my experience in a certain fandom one of the shittiest RP experiences ever. She is unable to take jokes or criticism, and if you so much as jokingly reply to her starter on omegle with “*throws water at*” she will use that to get sympathy. I swear she has a notebook of interactions (and IP addresses) on top of submitting every little thing she goes through on chatzy and omegle to here OUT OF CONTEXT.
She will rant and rave about trigger warnings, but has only recently begun putting triggers on her own posts (after horrifically triggering at least two people) but will claim “I ALWAYS put triggers! Why can’t people do the same for me?”
If you suggest she play any character other than the one she plays now, this will be the immediate response: “I thought this was a safe place. But apparently not. Goodbye, friends in this room, hopefully I’ll meet you somewhere else.”
All in all, this RPer gets on every last one of my nerves.
It was over the same subject too-an immortal male loving a mortal female.
I’ve had one too many flashbacks of more horrid moments in my life because some people can’t simply type “trigger warning: X”
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?
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.