I'm so sick of people acting like conflicts and personality clashes from years ago are a good reason to completely blacklist certain people when it comes to RP. It might not come off so disingenuous if they didn't simultaneously continue writing with people who have been terrible. It feels like there's this pervading notion that these two are some massive problem when honestly they just mind their own business and keep to themselves and their friends. Which is hardly the biggest sin to ever occur in RP.
I think the biggest thing for me is the hypocrisy. Like okay. If you don't like someone, you don't have to write with them. But don't act like they're these pariahs of RP that nobody should give the time of day to, while simultaneously continuing to write with other people who have actively done negative things to you. At this point it honestly feels like people are holding on to grudges from years ago and it's exhausting.
Sometimes they weren't even the problem. I can acknowledge that my own conflicts with them were largely my own fault. And we've communicated about that and moved past it. And I really feel like it's easier for some people to blame them for everything and hold a grudge than it is to just critically examine their own motivations and actions.
And honestly sometimes it feels like people who don't even know them hate on them for no reason other than it's the cool thing to do.
Like, I've been guilty of it myself in the past. I held on to things for way too long. But there comes a time when you have to stop holding a grudge for the sake of it and acknowledge that none of us are perfect and move on. And certainly there's a time to stop acting like they're the devil incarnate.
I don't know. Maybe this is pointless to post and nobody gives a shit what I think. Or maybe it's just going to start a fight. But I just feel like they don't deserve to be treated the way they are by people.