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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When you’re talking OOC all the time about how no one wants to rp with you and I’ve had to remind you twice about our threads, I get the feeling something’s fishy.

When you’re talking OOC all the time about how no one wants to rp with you and I’ve had to remind you twice about our threads, I get the feeling something’s fishy.

Posted on September 30 with 22 notes at 5:09 pm
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A lesson to be learned

As a roleplayer I understand that there are some situations that might get uncomfortable for one or more sides of the game, but there are some points where you’ve just gotta stop and sort out your shit.

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Posted on September 30 with 5 notes at 1:43 pm
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Okay so I had to get this rant out somewhere. If I get found out for posting this, I literally do not care, I cannot take it anymore. I cannot continue to put on a mask and hide my contempt.

So, I’m part of this RP group, and many of us have…sort of retired from the official Tumblr RP scene. But we still have our characters and still roleplay with them mainly over Skype, and it’s kind of a great time…except in one case, which has done nothing but grind my gears for a while now.

Let’s call the players in our story “Doyle” (the mun who is the source of my rant), and and “Gaiman” (very close mutual friends of ours).

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Posted on September 30 with 5 notes at 10:17 am
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Being reasonable with assholes is creepy
Okay, this has recently happened to my friend whom we will call X. 
X had started a roleplay blog they worked hard on. X wrote some amazing starters for not exactly the most appreciative or initiative folk, but that’s beside the point. 

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Posted on September 30 with 9 notes at 6:51 am
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Just… don’t do that. There is nothing more infantile than receiving legitimate criticism about badly portrayed and potentially offensive aspects of the way you present a character, only to continue to respond to it IC.
Stop trying to worm your way out of things using your character as a shield, be mature and face up to your own mistakes as a roleplayer. It makes things so much easier for everyone and tends to lead to people being far more willing to forgive you and give you another chance.

Just… don’t do that. There is nothing more infantile than receiving legitimate criticism about badly portrayed and potentially offensive aspects of the way you present a character, only to continue to respond to it IC.

Stop trying to worm your way out of things using your character as a shield, be mature and face up to your own mistakes as a roleplayer. It makes things so much easier for everyone and tends to lead to people being far more willing to forgive you and give you another chance.

Posted on September 22 with 55 notes at 1:43 pm
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Came across this gem on a forum. Their ‘playby suggestions’ for male characters were approximately twenty-five skinny white male actors who looked virtually identical.

Came across this gem on a forum. Their ‘playby suggestions’ for male characters were approximately twenty-five skinny white male actors who looked virtually identical.

Posted on September 21 with 11 notes at 1:43 pm
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This happened once in an iScribble RP (gross I know). It was a fantasy roleplay and my OC (will refer to her as White) was a dragon who could take on a humanoid form to interact with other characters more easily, and this other person was really creepily PMing me talking about how their character (will refer to him as Blue) would find mine attractive and was going to romance mine. That was their choice, but I made sure to warn them that White isn’t really human at all and does not find humanoids attractive. The other roleplayer just kept insisting that Blue wouldn’t care and that he’d ‘change her mind’ eventually.
I made it pretty clear Blue would get burned to ash before that happened, but I ended up leaving soon after the roleplay began anyway.

This happened once in an iScribble RP (gross I know). It was a fantasy roleplay and my OC (will refer to her as White) was a dragon who could take on a humanoid form to interact with other characters more easily, and this other person was really creepily PMing me talking about how their character (will refer to him as Blue) would find mine attractive and was going to romance mine. That was their choice, but I made sure to warn them that White isn’t really human at all and does not find humanoids attractive. The other roleplayer just kept insisting that Blue wouldn’t care and that he’d ‘change her mind’ eventually.

I made it pretty clear Blue would get burned to ash before that happened, but I ended up leaving soon after the roleplay began anyway.

Posted on September 20 with 25 notes at 5:09 pm
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Again, I love rpg with my partner. It’s not their fault that the prevalence of the word has become so muddled that it basically means ‘anything that makes you mildly uncomfortable’ now. Thanks, tumblr. How do I know it made them mildly uncomfortble? Because after the sentence and ‘somewhat triggering’ they just moved on.

Again, I love rpg with my partner. It’s not their fault that the prevalence of the word has become so muddled that it basically means ‘anything that makes you mildly uncomfortable’ now. Thanks, tumblr. How do I know it made them mildly uncomfortble? Because after the sentence and ‘somewhat triggering’ they just moved on.

Posted on September 20 with 39 notes at 6:51 am
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Oh, is your oc sad because they’re self conscious about their weight? WELL MINE JUST TRIPPED DOWN THE STAIRS, GOT HIT BY A CAR, THEIR PARENTS JUST DIED, THEIR SIBLINGS ARE DEAD, THEIR BEST FRIEND IS DEAD, AND THEY’RE DEPRESSED. YOU SHOULD PITY THEM AND NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN PROBLEMS. IF YOU DON’T, YOU HAVE NO HEART, HMPH.

Oh, is your oc sad because they’re self conscious about their weight? WELL MINE JUST TRIPPED DOWN THE STAIRS, GOT HIT BY A CAR, THEIR PARENTS JUST DIED, THEIR SIBLINGS ARE DEAD, THEIR BEST FRIEND IS DEAD, AND THEY’RE DEPRESSED. YOU SHOULD PITY THEM AND NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN PROBLEMS. IF YOU DON’T, YOU HAVE NO HEART, HMPH.

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MAYBE MY OC COULD GET WITH YOURS AND “TUTOR YOURS” ^__^ SINCE HE IS SUCH A PROFESSIONAL DANCER AFTERALL, EVEN THOUGH HE NEVER WAS BEFORE, HE JUST SUDDENLY IS!
Please don’t change your fucking ocs at the last second just to forcefully pair with an oc and think your oc can relate to them better juST FOR THE SHIP. Of course they have to be so talented at it though, and much better at this said talent. 

MAYBE MY OC COULD GET WITH YOURS AND “TUTOR YOURS” ^__^ SINCE HE IS SUCH A PROFESSIONAL DANCER AFTERALL, EVEN THOUGH HE NEVER WAS BEFORE, HE JUST SUDDENLY IS!

Please don’t change your fucking ocs at the last second just to forcefully pair with an oc and think your oc can relate to them better juST FOR THE SHIP. Of course they have to be so talented at it though, and much better at this said talent. 

Posted on September 19 with 48 notes at 8:34 pm
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