God Why, RP
God Why, RP

Because sometimes it hurts to be a literary fascist.

So we have like, a pile of asks and stuff in our inbox, and it’s super cool that people even want to send us asks and stuff in the first place, but it can take us a while to get to them and I know that sucks.
I just want everyone to know that despite how long it takes us to actually answer and post things, we do see each and every ask and submission we get right away and the two of us will at least talk about it a little, so we form an idea of what to answer when we eventually do answer it.
We’re still sort of on semi-hiatus so bear with us here.
- Cos

So we have like, a pile of asks and stuff in our inbox, and it’s super cool that people even want to send us asks and stuff in the first place, but it can take us a while to get to them and I know that sucks.

I just want everyone to know that despite how long it takes us to actually answer and post things, we do see each and every ask and submission we get right away and the two of us will at least talk about it a little, so we form an idea of what to answer when we eventually do answer it.

We’re still sort of on semi-hiatus so bear with us here.

- Cos

An example of a cringe-worthy RP, and something I see every day. It comes from a roleplaying website that operates similarly to Facebook. The male (in black) is a canon character from some vampire show on CW, and though I don’t watch it, I’d bet money that the player isn’t being faithful to the source material. I am pretty sure the female character is an OC.
This is just one example out of a billion others of their very amateurish roleplaying. Actually, the whole site is filled with people who roleplay this badly. I chose this one, however, because it is a wonderful example of something a creative writing professor taught me: DO NOT abuse adverbs (words that describe an action, such as “slowly,” or “deeply,” or “quickly”). In fact, he advised us, if you can avoid using adverbs altogether, then do so, but a few here and there are fine.
He said that when we write, we should showwhat is happening, not just tell. Adverbs are not very interesting and when you use them too much, they lose meaning and become nothing more than filler. I took his lesson to heart and began practicing it in my own writing from that day forward, and I realized he was right. Abusing adverbs wasn’t really one of my writing sins, but I still didn’t want to fall into that trap. There are plenty of ways to get creative and paint a picture with your words without relying on adverbs (same goes for stuffy adjectives, too, but I won’t get into that here).
So, I hope my description made sense and maybe inspired some roleplayers and writers to think outside the box when it comes to description.
As for the two people in the picture, they roleplay like this all the time. Every single day. It’s either fluff or light sexual scenes, but they never finish anything and there’s never any variety. I remember once or twice they had a thread going where all they did was banter back and forth about who loves the other more.
"I love u my love""I love u more""No I love u more""Noooo i love u more x100""No u x999999   ;P "
Something like that. And no, I am neither joking nor exaggerating this point. That’s literally all it was. I could tell you more horror stories about other people’s amateurish roleplays I have seen, but I’ll leave that for another time.  

An example of a cringe-worthy RP, and something I see every day. It comes from a roleplaying website that operates similarly to Facebook. The male (in black) is a canon character from some vampire show on CW, and though I don’t watch it, I’d bet money that the player isn’t being faithful to the source material. I am pretty sure the female character is an OC.

This is just one example out of a billion others of their very amateurish roleplaying. Actually, the whole site is filled with people who roleplay this badly. I chose this one, however, because it is a wonderful example of something a creative writing professor taught me: DO NOT abuse adverbs (words that describe an action, such as “slowly,” or “deeply,” or “quickly”). In fact, he advised us, if you can avoid using adverbs altogether, then do so, but a few here and there are fine.

He said that when we write, we should showwhat is happening, not just tell. Adverbs are not very interesting and when you use them too much, they lose meaning and become nothing more than filler. I took his lesson to heart and began practicing it in my own writing from that day forward, and I realized he was right. Abusing adverbs wasn’t really one of my writing sins, but I still didn’t want to fall into that trap. There are plenty of ways to get creative and paint a picture with your words without relying on adverbs (same goes for stuffy adjectives, too, but I won’t get into that here).

So, I hope my description made sense and maybe inspired some roleplayers and writers to think outside the box when it comes to description.

As for the two people in the picture, they roleplay like this all the time. Every single day. It’s either fluff or light sexual scenes, but they never finish anything and there’s never any variety. I remember once or twice they had a thread going where all they did was banter back and forth about who loves the other more.

"I love u my love"
"I love u more"
"No I love u more"
"Noooo i love u more x100"
"No u x999999   ;P "

Something like that. And no, I am neither joking nor exaggerating this point. That’s literally all it was. I could tell you more horror stories about other people’s amateurish roleplays I have seen, but I’ll leave that for another time.  

I remember being in this one rp group on DA, where we had two rp chat rooms, one for general rps and one for smut. On the smut one, we tended to exchange smut art (which was probably against DAs guidelines)

One time, there were a few of us on there, and someone kept posting porn of this one super popular slash ship, and one person left. This one girl, who was basically a huge problem who no one wanted to confront, started calling her homophobic, and harassed her on the main chat, while acting like she was this champion of gay rights. Hell, I didn’t like that super popular pairing, despite being gay myself.  For all we knew, the person who left the chat could have just disliked the pairing, and was sick of everyone shoving it down their throat, like I was.  Or maybe they just got bored because it was the same three people talking about the same thing, like I was.

I really wish someone would have just confronted her, because I know she made the rp unpleasant for a lot of people.

Anonymous asked:
this is an awful blog i can't believe you actually making fun of people over their style of rping

god-awful-role-play:

what’s this? my first anon hate?

yes! this means I’m official!

anyway, putting something on the internet for all to see means that anyone is free to criticize it. I have just as much right to call someone’s RP awful as you do to call this blog awful.

If somebody’s “style of rping” is so obnoxious and/or terrible that they make RPing miserable for people who actually care about good writing, then it deserves to be made fun of.

- Cos


Anonymous asked:
The SJWs have been adding a lot of already-pre established anxiety to me and my fiction writing, all because my character is a white male whos either bi-curious or straight. And even if I have other fictional characters that are diverse in sexuality, race, gender and whatever else, I know for a fact that SJWs will try to find flaws in my writing all because the main protagonist of one series is a White, straight cisgendered male who's also "rich". God help me.

ughsocialjustice:

Don’t worry about the SJWs. They won’t be the majority of your audience.

-The Polish one

So admin Kai is rising from the deep once again to be a total reblogging hack (lol). I keep seeing asks like this popping up on my dash, and I just want to say something about the social justice crowd in the role-playing community.

Don’t.

Just fucking don’t.

This kind of treatment over fiction is a crock of shit and people who do it should be ashamed of themselves. There is always at least one character who will take race, gender, social status, etc. over the top and beyond the limits of offensive. Save your vitriol for them. You encounter a character that’s incredibly “normal” or “average” and you don’t like it? Kindly go fuck yourself. Acting like it’s wrong to have a fictional entity that falls within normal societal standards is ridiculous and it makes it that much harder for people to take you seriously.

This kind of shit needs to stop.


god-awful-role-play:

i had a RP partner that gave single-word responses like “yeah” and “okay”
what the hell am i supposed to do with that?

This kind of thing is annoying enough in a regular conversation, I can only imagine the rage that would build from within me if anyone decided this was anywhere near an acceptable thing to do in a role-play.like, wow- Cos

god-awful-role-play:

i had a RP partner that gave single-word responses like “yeah” and “okay”

what the hell am i supposed to do with that?

This kind of thing is annoying enough in a regular conversation, I can only imagine the rage that would build from within me if anyone decided this was anywhere near an acceptable thing to do in a role-play.

like, wow

- Cos

Anonymous asked:
Technically it's CLONE anime Hitler. And that series makes you feel bad for him. It makes you feel bad for /clone Hitler/. Manga why. Why would you do this.

Somehow the context makes it even more fucked up

- Cos


god-awful-role-play:

this may be from a series or whatever, but it does not change the fact that you are playing animu schoolboy hitler


rising from the pits of hiatus to say WHAT THE FUCK
- Cos

god-awful-role-play:

this may be from a series or whatever, but it does not change the fact that you are playing animu schoolboy hitler

rising from the pits of hiatus to say WHAT THE FUCK

- Cos

search4u asked:
Are you gonna delete your tumblr? no more Koda? :(

kodathefox:

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.

- Cos


GWRP turned 2 today so Tumblr e-mailed me a picture of a cupcake okay thanks Tumblr

I’m always like ‘jeez I had no idea it’s been that long’ but it does kind of feel like it’s been that long. We’ve been having long bouts where we don’t really post anything that we hope won’t be an issue eventually.

To those of you who have been with us for this long, I’m impressed.

- Cos

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