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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There is a character in the show I watch who is potrayed as a gentle, but powerful character. He is often very cheerful, and pain is usually the last thing on his mind. However, many prople tend to make him a blubbering emotional mess for the sake of romance. Then, there are the people who make him crazy for the love of it.
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There is a room I go to where there’s someone who roleplays that character. When I saw how that person porrray the character, I was shocked.
The person makes portrayed the character a crazed psychopath who is happy to kill people, along with having a twisted sense of humor. Since the room is a fantasy themed room, the roleplayer made the character a sorcerer who is not only evil, but he also practically godmods every time they went into the room.
The godmodding bothered me, so I told the roleplayer to tone down on their muse. They said they would try, but I haven’t seen their character get that needed improvement.
Yet.

There is a character in the show I watch who is potrayed as a gentle, but powerful character. He is often very cheerful, and pain is usually the last thing on his mind. However, many prople tend to make him a blubbering emotional mess for the sake of romance. Then, there are the people who make him crazy for the love of it.

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Posted on August 21 with 3 notes at 6:52 am
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So, once upon a time I started roleplaying on a forum that I still roleplay on today. I’ve gotten better, as have the majority of the people I played with back in that first atrocious year - back when I didn’t know what roleplaying even was. But sometimes I just look at new members and think ‘why?’

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Posted on August 10 with 3 notes at 8:34 pm
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After a long time…

Ah yes. It is I, Parseemun. This submission is not about Marisa. I broke it off with her a long time ago, and she has been branded as my worst enemy for bad-talking me on her Facebook and blaming me for her “attempted suicide”.

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Posted on August 10 with 1 note at 5:09 pm
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Do not worry, there is a story to this one! Okay, so a while ago, there was this chatroom. In the chatroom, there were five active admins placed in charge of the chat- let’s call them MP, SF, BC, TT, and me. MP was rather skilled, writing full paragraphs as posts often- and his portrayal of a canon character, who we’ll call T, was quite accurate. But, there was one catch- MP wanted things to always go his way.[[MORE]]
This started when I was using M- a fancharacter of mine. MP wanted T and M to be friends, but due to rough introductions, M quickly grew to dislike T. MP then proceeded to whine to me over private chat- things just got worse from there.
Some time later, MP managed to get the RP to focus on T for a while, TT got somewhat bored of it. So, TT started planning a subplot with me. Said subplot ended up greatly effecting the entire RP, causing attention to shift to other matters- mostly involving a member’s characters.
This member, who we’ll call AW, was also quite skilled and was also a good friend of mine even before this chat existed. AW and MP seemingly got along, and they even made a forum together. This didn’t last long.
AW was sending his villainous group out to fight with the characters, and AW’s main character and my character got into a fight. Even though MP still played a major role in this arc, it wasn’t enough for him.
One day, SF and MP got into an argument due to OOC matters- which started with MP insulting SF. This carried on in-chat for a while. BC told MP to knock it off, and I also told them to stop. Both left the chat for a while. Off chat, AW tried speaking to MP to calm him down, but things only got worse. BC also spoke to MP for a while.
AW went back to the chat a short time later, and there was a short talk about future story plans when suddenly, MP came online. MP didn’t say a word, he just kicked me out and shut down the chat. The forums also quickly disappeared, unfortunately.
BC set up a new chat and managed to gather the majority of us back together, and she told us what happened: it wasn’t because of the argument- it was because he didn’t like how the story didn’t revolve around T.
Not only that, but when AW arrived to the new chat, he said that MP changed his website in such a way to bully AW. Please- watch who you appoint as admin- they might not be what they seem.

Do not worry, there is a story to this one! Okay, so a while ago, there was this chatroom. In the chatroom, there were five active admins placed in charge of the chat- let’s call them MP, SF, BC, TT, and me. MP was rather skilled, writing full paragraphs as posts often- and his portrayal of a canon character, who we’ll call T, was quite accurate. But, there was one catch- MP wanted things to always go his way.

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Posted on August 10 with 12 notes at 1:43 pm
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I play a male character situated in the 1920’s. Let’s call him R.[[MORE]]
A while back, I started playing R with another muse, we’ll call him S. As things began, S visits the illegal establishment in which R works, and they strike up a conversation. Basically, R’s job in the place is making sure people feel welcome and wanted, so indeed, he’s rather flirtatious. Despite the fact that I mention several times throughout R’s blog that his flirting does not necessarily mean he truly wants anything romantic or sexual from the people he interacts with, because it is his job to flirt, and despite my asking very clearly for other muns not to force romance/smut, most people still interpret R’s behavior as sexual/romantic advances.
Now, this would normally be understandable because hey, if a person flirts with you, it would only make sense for you to think that that person is interested in you on way or another; but even after it is made clear (IC) that R is not interested in a muse in that particular way, most of the time it is just… ignored, and most muses continue their advances as if nothing were ever said to begin with.
The same thing happened with S. Put aside the fact that he was looking to get into R’s pants after maybe five minutes of conversation (RP time) and, as it turned out, was only interested in roleplaying smut — I ignored that and said sure, I’ll go along with it - R supposedly has a lot of one-night stands, so it wouldn’t be to illogical, and he is pansexual, so despite the huge risk of it, men do occasionally find their way to R’s bed — and the plot might still be interesting, so why not.
Now, just so we’re clear on this - having homosexual relations is quite problematic in the 1920’s. Basically, if you’re lucky you’ll be beaten to death — just in case we aren’t clear on that. So R and S find a secret hiding place in which to do the deed, after which they depart never to see each other again - or at least, so R thought. Apparently, for S, their having sex meant they were now dating - which really doesn’t make sense in the context of the times. But still, I said whatever, we’ll let it slide. I’m not some sort of great historian myself and I’m willing to bend some aspects of historical accuracy if the plot’s worth it. Both S and their mun are pissy over the fact that R does not return the feelings S has for him, and basically isn’t really interested in seeing him again (they did only talk for five minutes, after all). S continued to throw dramatic scenes in public whenever R refused his advances.
Nevertheless, we did not want to stop RPing together, and R does care a whole lot about his image and cannot stand the though of having hurt someone and have that someone dislike them for no good reason, when things can be amended - so he pays S, who is a soldier, a friendly visit. S takes R to his base (which in itself isn’t very plausible) and introduces him to his military friends, who, evidently, know that R and S have had sex. 
Right. Yes. Because people were so very open to gay relationships in those times, especially a bunch of male soldiers roughened by war. Yup, that totally goes. I mean, what? Seriously? Does this even require that someone does research? If my partners are unfamiliar with the time period I do not expect them to do research on their own unless they want to - I give them the basic need-to-knows and if they are ever unsure about something, they can always turn to me for answers. But seriously, you actually need to be told men were never, ever, EVER openly gay in the 20’s? As I said, I’m willing to bend history a little for the sake of a good plot, but come on. This might as well have been happening in present day.
I wish it would have ended there, but for some reason, this kept happening time and time again - this particular problem specifically, with male muses, and a bunch of other ones involved male and female muses alike, whose muns simply could not be bothered to do the most basic of researches, or simply didn’t care that their character’s bios/reactions/whatever did not settle with the RP’s settings. So there was that, and along with it, I constantly got one-line replies to well-thought-out multi-para ones, or people would ask me for starters (again, well-thought-out multi-paras) and then never replied. Seriously, there were about twenty starters I had been specifically asked to write, which to this day remain unanswered. I had been so disappointed with 90% of R’s threads that I went on hiatus and, after I came back, began being picky with my partners. 
I guess the moral of this story is, well — I’m sort of very happy and very saddened at the same time. I’m very happy because ever since I came back from hiatus and started being picky, all my threads have been 100% amazing with awesome muns and well-developed, beautifully-written muses; but I’m also kinda sad because I didn’t want to be picky. I truly wanted to RP with anyone who was interested; I love the 20’s and it’s pretty hard to find people who are willing to write in that setting; plus I don’t really enjoy people considering me to be some sort of condescending bitch for refusing to RP with them. I guess the moral of this story is keep an open mind and always look for new partners to RP with, because you could meet some really kickass muns and muses - but at the same time, know that it’s okay to refuse to RP with certain people. It isn’t the end of the world, people will move on.

I play a male character situated in the 1920’s. Let’s call him R.

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Posted on August 4 with 17 notes at 8:34 pm
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This is a story about how you should listen to others when they warn you about dangerous actions; Whether it be jumping into a vat of acid, walking into rabid bear territory… Or engaging terrible RPers with terrible attitudes.

For hidden identites’ sake, the crazy in question will be B, my best friend will be T, and my other buddy will be J. For protected identity of the characters, a certain unplayed character will be Pizza, my characters will be Bel, Swiss, and Cheddar, (can you feel the theme naming?) and her character will be Ursula (after a witch with the same name)

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Posted on July 30 with 11 notes at 5:09 pm
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what a mess

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…)

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Posted on July 17 with 5 notes at 5:09 pm
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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.

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Posted on July 13 with 8 notes at 1:44 pm
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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.[[MORE]]
Now I roleplay a child whom I’ll call U. One of my friends was upset the character was getting harassed, however they had no RP account on DA yet so they sent me an anon giving U an ice cream cone. My muse took it glad to have a bit of a distraction from the harassment. Then one of the anons who had been harassing us turned the ice cream into another muse’s cum (let’s call this muse S).
Again, they turned a 14-year-old’s ice cream into cum. Then they tried to claim that S was a pedophile and rapist because they turned U’s ice cream into cum. Now everyone at this point was pissed at the anon and everyone stopped replying with their characters. Some turned off anon while others used their stat counter to figure out the anon’s IPs.  
Or anons, as it turned out it was a trio of three. Someone (let’s call them Sailor) sent an ask telling me that she might of known who they were. The anons where her “friends” (she stopped being friends with them after this) who hated the fact she loved the series. 
I then got an ask calling Sailor a bitch for “ratting them out” and more harassment. When I called them out for hiding behind anon and making rape jokes one of them made a new account and dared me to report them. I simply gave out the user’s IP address and every RP blocked the anons and the sock puppet accounts they tried to use against us. Eventually they gave up after they figured out we had their IP adresses.

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.

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Posted on July 12 with 11 notes at 3:26 am
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Isn’t all fantasy DnD?

So first of all I don’t have anything against DnD or the people who play it. It’s a fun game and people can do a lot of really cool things with it. That being said, if you’re a DnD player and you join a para-style roleplay, why on earth would you expect it to play out like a DnD game?

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Posted on July 5 with 9 notes at 5:09 pm
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