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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Basically, this person approached me to plot, but contributed nothing (I did all the work, basically); their character was cheesy and cliched and their page actually contained a blurb that basically said, “my character has flaws, don’t worry [doesn’t mention the flaws], he can be defeated, just use your imagination!”; they constantly made typos that could have been caught if they gave me the courtesy of looking over their posts before posting; and the thing that broke the straw on the camel’s back was that they godmodded in a post.
I sent them a message saying I don’t roleplay when godmodding (I mean, it’s such a big no-no…). They basically kept making edits to the post to try and please me…which I appreciate, but I was losing interest from the start, and already told them I was no longer interested…
My choices are basically to be a giant douche and just ignore the post and move on, or to be a giant douche and send yet ANOTHER message that’s more strongly worded so they’ll maybe FINALLY get the not-so-subtle hint…

Basically, this person approached me to plot, but contributed nothing (I did all the work, basically); their character was cheesy and cliched and their page actually contained a blurb that basically said, “my character has flaws, don’t worry [doesn’t mention the flaws], he can be defeated, just use your imagination!”; they constantly made typos that could have been caught if they gave me the courtesy of looking over their posts before posting; and the thing that broke the straw on the camel’s back was that they godmodded in a post.

I sent them a message saying I don’t roleplay when godmodding (I mean, it’s such a big no-no…). They basically kept making edits to the post to try and please me…which I appreciate, but I was losing interest from the start, and already told them I was no longer interested…

My choices are basically to be a giant douche and just ignore the post and move on, or to be a giant douche and send yet ANOTHER message that’s more strongly worded so they’ll maybe FINALLY get the not-so-subtle hint…

Posted on October 17 with 20 notes at 5:08 pm
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I know I have been guilty of this maybe like twice when I rp’d but I’ve come to realize kids in those certain ages 99.99999% of the time knows this esspecially how the media shows it. And puberty hits sometimes even early before that so parents will have to force themselves to expand more about the basic things their child should know when growing up. Making sure an oc doesn’t know about sex at sixteen to eighteen doesnt make them innocent. It depends on how they act toward such topics to make them as pure as they seem to be. I’ve seen this mostly in rps right before someone ‘show’ or ‘teach’ them what sex is when really they can explain it without physically ding it. Its what the mun wants to be honest and basically one of the only ways to get who they want in their muse’s pants. It’s a tiring thing I’ve been seeing and it gets old pretty fast.

I know I have been guilty of this maybe like twice when I rp’d but I’ve come to realize kids in those certain ages 99.99999% of the time knows this esspecially how the media shows it. And puberty hits sometimes even early before that so parents will have to force themselves to expand more about the basic things their child should know when growing up. Making sure an oc doesn’t know about sex at sixteen to eighteen doesnt make them innocent. It depends on how they act toward such topics to make them as pure as they seem to be. I’ve seen this mostly in rps right before someone ‘show’ or ‘teach’ them what sex is when really they can explain it without physically ding it. Its what the mun wants to be honest and basically one of the only ways to get who they want in their muse’s pants. It’s a tiring thing I’ve been seeing and it gets old pretty fast.

Posted on October 17 with 25 notes at 1:43 pm
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If you want to start a drama plot with your partner, please ask first. It is not okay to dump angst or injuries on another person’s character out of the blue. No, I do not want my character suddenly injured. No, I do not want to be involved in this angsty cheating plot. It’s not okay to suddenly drop a huge bomb on your partner unless you ask before doing so. Communication is important and vital.

If you want to start a drama plot with your partner, please ask first. It is not okay to dump angst or injuries on another person’s character out of the blue. No, I do not want my character suddenly injured. No, I do not want to be involved in this angsty cheating plot. It’s not okay to suddenly drop a huge bomb on your partner unless you ask before doing so. Communication is important and vital.

Posted on October 16 with 43 notes at 10:17 am
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You know what’s super great? When you have two lovely partners you ship with- mind you, they are both very wonderful muns and are generally just very fantastic writers and have great characters- but every single thread that gets started barely manages to get past the third post. I understand that muses are difficult and threads get dropped all the time but it’s every single time. There’s some that could be really interesting and further our muses relationships but they drop them just as it starts to get going. And to add insult to injury, they start up another thread with me.
Endless cycle of heartbreak, to be honest.

You know what’s super great? When you have two lovely partners you ship with- mind you, they are both very wonderful muns and are generally just very fantastic writers and have great characters- but every single thread that gets started barely manages to get past the third post. I understand that muses are difficult and threads get dropped all the time but it’s every single time. There’s some that could be really interesting and further our muses relationships but they drop them just as it starts to get going. And to add insult to injury, they start up another thread with me.

Endless cycle of heartbreak, to be honest.

Posted on October 15 with 60 notes at 1:43 pm
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So I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to an RP by a mun I really respect, from an open RP that we were both present in, prior to that - I’m gonna go ahead and call that mun D. As a result of this invitation, I met a few other RPers - including S, with whom I immediately hit it off.[[MORE]]
We plotted about our characters for a while, and out of the notes process, a magnificent ship grew up between one of my characters and one of S’s, and a few opportunities for flirtation with others of S’s (I only have one major character in this RP, and one peripheral-sorta-NPC), which fits my character’s personality and agenda perfectly. S even suggested doing a couple of side threads between my character and some of his, and waved away any concerns I had about running multiple threads at once, saying he could easily handle them. We even got one completely separate thread going, unrelated to the main thread, because we found a common interest and agreed to explore it. Woo hoo, right?
Well, S decided to start some OOC drama with D. And when I say start drama, I don’t mean he was just over-blowing an understandably frustrating or upsetting situation - I mean he entirely created something to act weird about, and then got in D’s face about it. I suspect that S picked a huge fight over the whole thing, though I wasn’t present for it, because D just seems upset and bewildered, and has not opted to talk with me about it, and whenever S says anything to me about it, it’s always in super-vague, self-deprecating terms, which is one of his very common accountability-dodging tactics. I get just wanting to grumble, and not being very concerned with finding solutions for a while, but S is taking it to pathological and destructive extremes.
Now, pretty much none of this is any of my business whatsoever, and I’m beyond okay with leaving it there. I’m sorry that my friends are having a hard time, but nothing I do or say can change any of it, at this point. They both know that they’re welcome to come and talk to me if they want, whether it’s to blow off steam or sort their thoughts or whatever.
In the meantime - remember those multiple threads S could ‘easily handle’? Yeah. That went about how you’d expect for a Bad RPer Polar Bear. While he’s been wallowing in his self-created mire of drama-filth, I’ve not seen a post on any of the numerous threads we have going - only one of which can be explained by the fact that it involves D. Don’t get me wrong - I understand when real life actual issues, however mundane, get in the way. Hell, I’ve missed a day or two of posting just to catch up on a backlog of other hobby stuff - but I try to make sure I let people know. And wait time is barely a factor for me at all - another of my characters is involved in a ship that’s been suspended for most of its existence, due to the other mun’s intense school and work schedule. But the manufacture of this totally unnecessary ‘crisis’ by the very person who talked up their own stability, speed of replies, ability to maintain multiple threads and muses, etc. has really begun to sour me on them as an RPer. As the threads we’re on now draw to a close, I doubt I’ll be as willing to start up as many new threads with them, for the simple reason that I can’t have half or more of my RPs just falling off because S decides he’s bored and needs to start a fire somewhere. It’s a real shame, because S’s muses and writing style are very appealing to me, and I thought I’d found the shiniest main that ever there was.

So I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to an RP by a mun I really respect, from an open RP that we were both present in, prior to that - I’m gonna go ahead and call that mun D. As a result of this invitation, I met a few other RPers - including S, with whom I immediately hit it off.

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Posted on October 14 with 17 notes at 10:17 am
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You’re right. Instead of ignoring you so you can get on with your life and I can get on with mine it’s much better for me to pay attention to you and yell at you. I should have sent hate to you like a normal person instead. Honestly If I can’t stand a person I think it’s better for me to blacklist them on tumblr savoir and ignore them instead of being a hate monger. 

You’re right. Instead of ignoring you so you can get on with your life and I can get on with mine it’s much better for me to pay attention to you and yell at you. I should have sent hate to you like a normal person instead. 
Honestly If I can’t stand a person I think it’s better for me to blacklist them on tumblr savoir and ignore them instead of being a hate monger. 

Posted on October 14 with 16 notes at 6:51 am
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I’m an admin on a forum-based high school roleplay where it’s basically a Crapsack World involving students who are based off of lore creartures and possess powers. This lovely thing happened when another admin’s character almost got into a fight with a new RPer’s character. I think he was serious.
I felt the need to step in OOC and tell him that I was basically not going to allow such a thing’s existence because A) you never told anyone that your character had that “power” up until this point, B) the forum is heavily moderated, C) they’re all, as I said, in high school, and D) what the fuck kind of ability is that? It sounds like something you’d only use to rape people. Wondering if the other admin or him will post soon, and what’ll happen if they do.

I’m an admin on a forum-based high school roleplay where it’s basically a Crapsack World involving students who are based off of lore creartures and possess powers. This lovely thing happened when another admin’s character almost got into a fight with a new RPer’s character. I think he was serious.

I felt the need to step in OOC and tell him that I was basically not going to allow such a thing’s existence because A) you never told anyone that your character had that “power” up until this point, B) the forum is heavily moderated, C) they’re all, as I said, in high school, and D) what the fuck kind of ability is that? It sounds like something you’d only use to rape people. Wondering if the other admin or him will post soon, and what’ll happen if they do.

Posted on October 13 with 13 notes at 10:17 am
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I’M SO SORRY I’M JUST AN AWKWARD SHY GIRL *sheepish smile* couldn’t you tell? *sheepish laugh* Please forgive anything I do, I’m just so clumsy! *closes her eyes shyly* I mean I just…no one ever flirted with me before so you should flirt with me more so I can be all cute and shy *sheepish blush* and respond in a very modest way, NOOO I’M NOT A CUTIE PIE~ *even more sheepish* PLEASE STAHHPPPP~ <3 u //// u you’re so silly obvious character I want to be shipped with~ *sheepish smile once more*
If I had a nickle every-time a “Shy” character expresses how sheepish or shy they are, I would be already on a yacht on  my way to Hawaii.
I’M SO SORRY I’M JUST AN AWKWARD SHY GIRL *sheepish smile* couldn’t you tell? *sheepish laugh* Please forgive anything I do, I’m just so clumsy! *closes her eyes shyly* I mean I just…no one ever flirted with me before so you should flirt with me more so I can be all cute and shy *sheepish blush* and respond in a very modest way, NOOO I’M NOT A CUTIE PIE~ *even more sheepish* PLEASE STAHHPPPP~ <3 u //// u you’re so silly obvious character I want to be shipped with~ *sheepish smile once more*

If I had a nickle every-time a “Shy” character expresses how sheepish or shy they are, I would be already on a yacht on  my way to Hawaii.

Posted on October 11 with 72 notes at 5:09 pm
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Posted on October 10 with 15 notes at 5:08 pm
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Can I just be the center of attention for once? Please?

This story is fairly recent in comparison to some of my other horrible roleplaying story, but it’s one that made me really angry and upset.

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Posted on October 10 with 13 notes at 6:51 am
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