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[On recent events.]

aboveaveragestate:

I don’t usually get involved in this kind of stuff, as I honestly have no patience for it— but I have some things I wanna say.

First off, there’s a huge difference between ic drama that happens on its own and intentionally starting shit to make your character the center of attention. Repeatedly. Ic drama is okay— in moderation. After a while, it’s just draining and not fun anymore. 

Second, Kimi already said most of what needs to be said, but the bottom line is that roleplay is meant to be fun. This is a hobby. We don’t get paid for pouring hours of research and thought into our characters. Everyone had their own reasons for coming to this community, whether it be escapism, a love of history, just for fun, etc. 

Don’t make roleplay a chore for someone. Be kind and treat others the way you want to be treated. And if someone’s making you feel like shit, tell them. No one deserves to be put down for the sake of drama, whether it’s in or out of character.

There’s no excuse for being cruel to people. If you’re bullying someone for the sake of drama, you should be ashamed of yourself.

For people who keep an active account

callusthejoneses:

May I also add that age isn’t a factor.

There are people who may be older than you who don’t want to be pressured into role playing something they know requires care and finesse that someone younger may not understand.

I dunno about you but it was a little harder for me to recreate more mature topics like office politics, blackballing (also for political reasons, not like risque pictures), and destitute plotlines at 14.

 I…never implied that age was a factor in the first place? I made this psa strictly for the fact that there are sometimes adults 10 years our senior for the majority of us and 20 years our senior for our youngest rp member that attack these 14-16 year olds for not having romanctic, shippable, “character development”. This is about protecting the rpers who put effort into doing their history and learning at 14 and up.

I might not be old enough to remember IRC but I know its common knowledge not to leave anon hate for a 16 year old just because of petty ic drama bordering into ooc drama. So I’m not sure what you’re trying to say other than giving us 20+ year olds space and take it easy? 

For people who keep an active account

STOP BEING PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE WHEN PEOPLE ARE SCARED. A LOT OF THE RPERS IN THIS GROUP ARE YOUNGER THAN YOU AN YOU SHOULD BE A DAMN SHAMED IF YOU BULLY A CHILD FOR RP DRAMA.

You need to discuss with people privately on skype, asks or whatever about uncomfortable situations an be confrontational for yourself and stand up. This is the main reason why I left state-tan; everyone is passive aggressive, including myself. I don’t have the time to say what I need to say about the people who have pissed me off in my experience on here because they as a person don’t deserve my time or effort, but for people who have been scared and attack on anon need to say something to that person. And if they don’t believe you, talk to people who can help you before making this situation public.

Don’t let your voice be silent.

Apologies…

askthelandoflincoln:

I want to apologize for anything that I did wrong to offend those that follow me. I am not always aware for if I did anything wrong but I would like to be informed if I have done anything wrong so I can better learn how to approach these manners. Not telling me anything I have done only confuses me, and I would greatly prefer to be told about it rather than having people assume that I would know right off the bat.

And for my absence, I had to take a hiatus for personal reasons in real life that happened at the same time this situation took place. And if anyone is gonna insult me and call me names, rest assured that I will ignore you. I like to learn from my mistakes, but instantly accusing me and calling me names is not a constructive way for me to learn from my mistakes. To be honest, I have no idea what I am apologizing for, because I am not here to please people, but to roleplay and do some character development. I do it for my own pleasure, and not for attention and praise.

I’m open to communication as I love to meet new people, make new friends and gain new experiences to better myself, but being uninformative for anything I have done wrong or not just really confuses me. If I can be courteous about helping other and informing them of anything, I hope to get the same action in return. If I don’t know what’s going on, I need to be informed, I’m not gonna get the situation right away, and if I did do something wrong, why won’t people tell me?

I apologize for anything and/or everything I’ve done wrong, but PLEASE, I am asking you to please inform me if I have done anything wrong. If people can take the time to send me notes demanding an apology, all I ask in return is for information on why you want my apology. I’m only human, I’m gonna mess up from time and time again and continue to do so. But if you really do have a problem with me, please inform me on my main tumblr account and not my other ones such as this.

Thank you and take care.

I want to apologize for anything that I did wrong to offend those that follow me. I am not always aware for if I did anything wrong but I would like to be informed if I have done anything wrong so I can better learn how to approach these manners.”

Strike one.

Not telling me anything I have done only confuses me, and I would greatly prefer to be told about it rather than having people assume that I would know right off the bat.

Yes of course, having your IL try to hit on NY when he was clearly with VT is a very confusing matter to not understand why that moment you rp’d was not an aware thing. Same with starting shit with the male MA on thanksgiving. Unaware things, thanks for restating that!

I like to learn from my mistakes, but instantly accusing me and calling me names is not a constructive way for me to learn from my mistakes.

Well I did take back some of the rude things I said before when I talked to your friend, but a lot of the main things like being reckless and horse playing in situations you should know is wrong but to start humanistic drama in a state personifying rp group where we prefer to keep the human drama low and the historical facts high, is gonna make me keep some of the valid “name calling” so uh. Yes learn from this experience and if you want a damn apology I’ll give you one when you direct it to me. Personally. On my main.

To be honest, I have no idea what I am apologizing for, because I am not here to please people, but to roleplay and do some character development

You should apologize to the male MA for putting the mun in an uncomfortable position and scaring a younger person in real life. You owe Lynn an apology for making her feel grossed out by IL/MA as you supposively wanted to do “character development”. And if you don’t remember the rest of the people you made uncomfortable in your reign then luckily you aren’t coming back to the group am I right?

I’m open to communication as I love to meet new people, make new friends and gain new experiences to better myself, but being uninformative for anything I have done wrong or not just really confuses me.

Don’t you think its too late for that.

And for a specific comment left after her post.

You said you wanted to be left out of drama so stop putting yourself as the sole voice in this and keep yourself hidden like you stated when the drama went down in the first place! :/

heinemanneva:

I wanna call shit out

The user’s name will be protected until they say openly call out the shit they pull.

But giving yourself anon hate is petty. Making people sympathize with you makes you an ugly person and rachet as fuck.

Nobody fucking cares about popularity and if have a right to complain about not getting enough rp love get the fuck out of the rp group you pathetic waste of space.

Boo hoo another person has a better popular rp blog boo fucking hoo.

I’m making myself your enemy because unlike half the dedicated rpers in this group who bust their ass to research and anon hate for not making their ocs white and ship wars and even acclaimed history “misinterpretation”, you complain about not being talked to.

If you can’t stand not being in the center of attention leave the fucking group.

Checkmate, you piece of shit.

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