I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but I probably won’t just yet. It’s just really disheartening when you just want to share your baby and you get so much bullshit handed back, or you have to watch certain other blog’s that have built up their entire existence upon lies still get so much attention. I know Tara feels it too.
Last night I uploaded a video of Koda that made me really happy and the first thing I saw was it reblogged by an RP that had a caption like “This is (insertname) the fox when I get home from work!” and it just kinda made me wake up really upset because it’s like, why bother if people aren’t interested in Koda, but reblogging her for purposes like that?
Idk man, tl;dr, I just felt really shitty and unappreciated, but I don’t want to be a whinger so I’ll get over it!
If it helps, that person who reblogged your content going “lol look at my fox” in a RP context was really rude and I’m not the only person who thought so. I’m putting this on a blog that actually had followers so more people can see it.
It re-exposed me to the baffling part of Tumblr RP that’s basically like ‘what if this person had a blog’ and it was full of gifs and super dumb. I hope people start realizing that it’s weird and not okay to take other peoples’ photos and videos and artwork and use them for their RPs.
"Once you start describing what the individual muscle fibers in your arm are doing about this door in the way of your passage, BACK THE FUCK UP because you need some serious help."
SRA for the Gifted. (O/A) Need boys! Still Acc. Girls.
Brynmor Academy for the Gifted [o/a]
Albam High School for the Gifted (Open and Accepting)
sprinkles school for the gifted
υтσρια αcα∂εмy - School for gifted royalty [O/A]
Bloodmoon University, The Place For The Gifted.(Creature RP
SAA:School for the Gifted & Supernatural(Enrolling!)
Celestial Sea Academy for the Gifted ~Accepting Profile M/F~~Megumi High For The Gifted~ [Roleplay]
And these were just on the first page.
Apparently, on Gaia, there is absolutely no education available unless you’re gifted, which would probably rule out most of the RPers there, anyway…
Well I mean where else are you going to go if you’re too kawaii for regular school
Hahahaha, oh shit, I hate it when that happens. It’s okay, I’ve done that with other words before. Actually I’ve replaced words entirely with other, totally irrelevant words and confused the shit out of everyone.
Internet culture is contagious.
Typically I just laugh it off, whether I did it or the person I’m talking to did.
“The equine steed haughtily crested the gently-rising berm.”
The fucking horse came over the fucking hill.
If that isn’t interesting enough within the context of your story, your story cannot be rescued by savaging a perfectly innocent thesaurus to death and cannibalizing its corpse.
You mean people who RP in the comments of YouTube videos, or is there a demographic that RPs through videos they make?
I’ve only encountered the former, and usually in videos completely irrelevant to what they’re doing. In that case, yes they do, because it’s inappropriate to role-play in the comments of someone else’s video. Also rude.
Not really but I’m a dork and that’s how I start most irrelevant posts.
So I’m sure everyone has noticed that we’ve been incredibly slow in responding to asks and putting content on the blog. About that.
Some major shit has happened in recent weeks and it kind of flipped both of our lives completely upside-down. Particularly on my side. 2013 was probably my worst year to date, and hopefully the bullshit will stop rearing its noxious head and let me actually do my shit.
I’d explain what happened, but I’m incredibly not okay with what happened and it’s hard to explain to people. I’m fine, but I now trust certain members of my family considerably less and my sleeping schedule especially has been rearranged specifically to avoid contact with them as much as possible. It is incredibly hard to do this when you live in the same house as them and can’t get out. I basically take naps twice a day instead of sleeping proper and spend most of the weekend either in bed or out of the house.
I’m mostly adjusted to this pattern by now, so hopefully I’ll be able to be a little bit more diligent with the goings on here. It’s mostly a matter of energy and motivation, of which I don’t have much, and it’s unfortunate. =/ To give you a good example of how bad this is, I’ve been meaning to organize my bedroom and set up some shelves so I have a place to store all my CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays since June. I still have to billy goat across the room to get to my bed.
We have a ton of shit in our inbox and a ton more in our drafts, so we have lots of material to work with, but don’t be afraid to continue sending us asks and submissions; they’ll help keep the content flowing.
Nothing particularly bad has happened to me, but since Kai and I hang out online so much her messed up schedule is messing me up too and my days have been really disoriented. It’s hard to think of the blog when the person I run it with isn’t here for most of the time I’m awake. It’s hard to even talk about RP when I have to make a choice between not talking to Kai for very long or staying up later than I want to and feeling like total shit for it.
Oh right and I work now (I’m a cashier lol) and school starts Monday.
I’m holding out hope things will change eventually, if not soon. For now we’ll just try to keep the blog going the best we can.
The way I usually handle things like that is pointing out “but this doesn’t make sense”. Asking why she made something the way it is is a good way to open an opportunity to point out how silly some of her concepts are. Being neutral and straightforward is about the only appropriate way to address the issue.
Here’s an example: I had someone tell me once that one of his characters was so powerful with her ice magic that she could freeze time. Naturally I find this idea to be ludicrous. This is how that went down.
[User 1 (I think I’ll call him J)]: and then there’s [character A], same element as [character B], but she’s an ice demon. She can create just about any ice spell and even literally freeze time.
although if she does, it horribly burns her out.
she needs like, weeks to recover if she stops time.
Kai: but time isn’t part of the water/ice element. =/
That’d more accurately be a stellar ability
J: she FREEZES time
Kai: You can’t freeze time with an ice elemental.
Time is not relevant to water or ice.
J: It’s magic, technically the laws of time and space don’t apply to it.
Kai: Yes it does. If you want shit that makes sense and is believable, yes it does.
Cos: I could understand maybe bringing something down to absolute zero where it’s so cold everything just stops moving entirely, because that’s a thing.
Kai: That’s why you don’t see crap like that in video games.
Kai: Technically ice magic is very limited and only affects heat energy in liquid particles.
Because you need water to make ice.
you’re not wrong, but definitely overthinking things.
[Kai’s note: I really don’t see where understanding that time is intangible qualifies as “overthinking things”.]
[A]’s primary use for her magic is to create and reinforce her massive weapon [Kai’s note: which looks like an absurdly large pair of scissors but apparently is a weird-ass sword? I don’t even know, man. It’s ridiculous.]
Kai: It doesn’t matter. You did something that’s completely nonsensical to the nature of the element.
And that kind of shit jerks people straight out of the story because suddenly they have to contend with WHAT THE FUCK THAT MAKES NO SENSE.
J: I get the message, Kai…
Kai: Considering you just spent fifteen minutes trying to justify it I had to make sure the fundamental problem with it was thoroughly explained. : |
I do, admittedly, get incredibly blunt and mildly scathing with these… debates when the other party is as stubborn as J here was, but sometimes it’s necessary. It’s unfortunate, but that just happens to be the way life works.