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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So I figured I’d share my grossest rp story here. I rarely rp anymore outside small, private groups of friends and acquaintances with tons of OOC communication, and shit like this is why.

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Posted on September 1 with 10 notes at 8:34 pm
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I’m honestly annoyed and angry that this thing happens because some people just blatantly ignored what all RPers have agreed on, then they went and caused problems that shouldn’t even have happened in the first place.
This is gonna’ be a long story because this issue is just the root.
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So, my fandom is a well - known old fandoms and its RP community in Tumblr has been flourishing rapidly in the last 2 years. But growth, as we all know, doesn’t always bring good things. Then again as mentioned above, the bad stuffs don’t necessarily have to happen. But it did. It infuriates me.
The issue started around early this year when one of my fellow RPer who had sadistic, cruel sentient zombie/vampire OCs have the OCs forcefully turned another OC (belongs to my other friend) into a zombie/vampire and supposedly molested the OC. In a consensual RP thread. Then another OC owned by the same mun who owns the zombie/vampire OCs blamed a rape victim OC owned by the mun of zombie/vampire victim OC and used slurs. Again, in a consensual RP thread.
Now the identical point of both stories is that both happened in consensual. RP. threads. With read mores littering the posts and the nsfw tag on top.
Of course this thing is completely normal, I mean everyone knows it’s just an RP about asshole muses being assholes whereas the muns who are RPing them either freaked the freak out because their muses got out of control but decided to keep going or they already planned this all out for the sake of interaction and mutual character development. It happens every time in RPing, right? Besides, everyone knows that the muses aren’t the muns, right?
Yeah, nope.
Apparently there are people who didn’t see it as that. Some time after the RPs are finished, they just straight up called my friend, especially who RPed as the mean OCs, as a rapist, rape apologist, transphobic, claiming that she deliberately triggered them, and other stuffs. Just because the mun’s OCs behave that way and she’s not gonna’ change it just because they don’t like it.
Not only that but they also attacked those who interact regularly with her, and when they don’t comply with their wish to stop interacting with said mun, they throw tantrums. Another thing that I really hate is that they have random anons backing them up and sending hate messages to those who interact with her.
Including my friend (mun of victim OCs) and she’s already already suffering from depression. personality disorder, and she’s also suicidal. To make it worse, her personality disorder made her fixate on things thus she can’t ever ignore it every time she got called out by her attackers and the constant hate sent on her way is making her situation even worse. Especially when they ignorantly said that trans people became trans by choice. It really infuriated her. The attack peaked when one of the attackers posted a fake suicide post.
I REPEAT.
A FAKE SUICIDE POST. 
THAT IS LIKE THE GREATEST INSULT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY SUICIDAL LIKE THEIR CONDITION IS MADE AS A JOKE TO THEM.
WHAT THE HELL.
Ridiculous Anons who didn’t know the truth just went and attacked her relentlessly about it, saying that she drove the attacker to commit suicide. That really took a toll on her emotional health. For God’s sake, she even attempted suicide recently and I can’t stop crying when I found out about it. She’s safe now but it’s obvious he’s already scarred from all of it and became paranoid, that she’s scared of reaching out to people and she at times thinks that everyone hates her.
To top it off, one of the attackers even set up a list of people in the fandom who should be avoided. Why, just because they don’t like them and their works. Guess who are on the list? The mun of mean OCs, my friend who got continuously attacked, some popular fandom artists even, and surprise, surprise, other RPers who don’t agree with them.
As if the list is not enough, now they set up a blog with the list on it and people can just suggest other names to them. When told that the people aren’t even doing anything wrong and by attacking them, especially the ones who suffer from depression is just making the situation worse for them, do you know what they say?
"Good. It’ll be their lesson."
I don’t know whether to laugh or scream at their absolute idiocy.
This problem still continues until now since they’re a bunch of stubborn people who keeps justifying themselves despite them doing all sorts of wrong things who can’t be stopped no matter what people say. It upsets me that this issue tainted our once fun - filled, open - minded, and supportive community. I fully regret that all of this even happening in the first fandom that introduced me to Tumblr’s RP community.
But you know, if nothing can stop them, let them do what they want. Then hopefully someday, let it be their downfall.

I’m honestly annoyed and angry that this thing happens because some people just blatantly ignored what all RPers have agreed on, then they went and caused problems that shouldn’t even have happened in the first place.

This is gonna’ be a long story because this issue is just the root.

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Posted on August 31 with 29 notes at 5:08 pm
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This is a bit more a cry for help than a story. I figured if anyone should know the best way to proceed it would be other roleplayers.

I have a roleplaying partner who overall is a pretty good writer, and tries to continually produce equal amounts of plot and characters into the mix. I spend a lot of energy dodging around being asked to roleplay because they have instead become the partner I dread most. They’re one who asks to roleplay every day.

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Posted on August 30 with 17 notes at 5:09 pm
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This isn’t as bad as some stories I’ve seen on here, but a recent meme reminded me of it, and I just want to share this to maybe help me get it off my chest.

I roleplay in a smaller fandom—enough so that not every character has representation and many members are close to each other.  It’s from a game series in which the characters are different every game, and we don’t even have all the characters from one game.  It isn’t uncommon that one person will have multiple blogs for different characters, sometimes across games, especially since we’re missing a LOT of characters, with varying activity.  The person in question here roleplayed as S, from one game, while I was Y from another.

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Posted on August 30 with 4 notes at 1:43 pm
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I have quite recently found this blog and I would like to thank the admins for making it and keeping it going because this is a great way for people to relieve themselves of the stress that they are put under at times during role playing. This is my horror story, and I apologize if not all of the tags are right. I was unsure as how to tag this.

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Posted on August 24 with 5 notes at 1:43 pm
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So I myself used to be a roleplaying nightmare once. It started when I was about ten, and I used an animation website called Flipnote Hatena which was intended for children who were 9-15. I made a few good friends despite being a terrible artist, and from them I learned how to roleplay. But in the beginning of my experience, all I did was force one of my characters to faint and disappear by some stupid strange magic.

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Posted on August 21 with 9 notes at 10:17 am
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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 13 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 2 notes 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 14 notes at 1:43 pm
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