If easily offended, butthurt or in general will cry, don't click. Content contains extreme sassiness, a lot of cursing and non-conformist opinions.
I don't even know where to start with this shit. So we all know that the slice of life world has basically become nothing but social media posts with stupid ass questions as the subject line to "encourage interactment". Nothing is actually written, no threads, or legit journal posts or even communication of any interesting variety, is posted to the f page. No. Everyone hides behind customs to talk with their "lines" aka the only people they ever really "write" with because it's basically a large clique of mean girls who never graduated high school. And lbr, with the way some of these people write threads…. I would hide behind a custom too. I've seen fourth graders write better stories and have the ability to use proper capitalization, punctuation and grammar.
Now don't get me wrong, I like a good instagram post as much as the next person, but when that and a "narrative" that is literally maybe 100 words total, counts as your whole month's activity…. Why the hell do you even pretend to call it a "writing" community? Come on… Who the fuck are you guys kidding? That isn't writing. That is the IJ equivalent of Facebook. You guys don't want to "write", you want to talk shit behind your customs and have your fluffy little "omg I love them so much" posts and GOD FORBID if there is any character out there that does not think your character shits rainbows and butterflies. Because then we start recanting lines left and right. Oh well, we are going to just say this line never existed, even though for the past year we have been writing them as bffs. All because someone says or does something that you don't like. And there is this weird ass need for everyone to be in love with your characters and think they are just the best thing since sliced bread and all innocent and perfect. BITCH PLEASE!
And what really kills me is the "X character limit per player" rule, when everyone does the mbox trick to make sure that none of their journals actually link to one another. You know damn well that this community is not as big as you all want to think that it is. There is no way that there are 70+ writers in any game, really. Be it SOL, Panfandom, OC, etc. Come on… Stop deluding yourselves! At the very least, acknowledge that you're full of shit if you think that many people give a fuck about your game.
And can somebody please tell me when rp became more about how things look and less and less about writing. And who exactly determined that the "aesthetically acceptable" layout form of basic ass generator, with tiny font, was more "aesthetically pleasing" than other options out there from other layout and code makers, who actually make pretty things? And furthermore, when did this tiny 6px-8px font become the trend? Most of the people on this server are no spring chickens. All of us are having to zoom zoom zoom just to see what the hell it says. Come on… I'm not saying make the font big enough to read from space, but make it big enough to read easily.
But let's get to the root of this rant. So you want to make new rules for your game? A game, which mind you, has gone through more mods than most people go through tampons when they are on their period. Yes, it has been around for a decent amount of time. Mainly because when it first began, it wasn't this stuck up bullshit that the vast majority of SOL has become. You want to say that the game has "gained a reputation", based on even more mean girl types who have nothing better to do than constantly put people and things down, in order to make them feel better about their miserable existence? Cool. So glad you care about what people who are not actually in your game think. Because that makes complete sense.
If you actually cared about this game, that you've been "modding" for X amount of time, then you would have raised your standards a long time ago. And don't delude yourselves into thinking that your "new rules" are raising your standards. No, they are just trying to conform to all of the other SOL games out there so that you don't look like a "critter" or "creature" community.
Oh and for those who don't know, apparently "critters" and "creatures" are writers who don't put a lot of stock into making sure that their layouts, icons and bios all match with everyone else's that are in said community. Because using a layout that is actually pretty and might reflect the fact that your character might just actually have a personality, is frowned upon. Oh and if your icons have eyebrows and foreheads, forget it. You can't sit with us. And if you actually use proper capitalization, punctuation and grammar…. GIRL. See yourself out! Because "ew".
So you know what. I am no longer going to dumb myself down to be in your bitches SOL games. I refuse to act like a twelve year old who can't be fucked to type "you" instead of "u". It wasn't cool when texting first came out, it is not cool now. I would like to have an actual pretty layout, and icons that you can make out who the fuck my pb actually is. And if I want a forehead, by god I will have a forehead! But even more than that… I want to go back to games that actually WRITE. Since you know… this is a writing journal community.
Yeah, texting and chatting back and forth is perfectly fine, especially when you are still working on a thread. But fuck hiding behind customs to do it. When we all first started writing here, that was one of the most basic rules of rp. Do not cross the IC / OOC line. Which yes, means don't be a dick because someone doesn't like your character. But it also means that OOC knowledge does not equal IC knowledge. If it is a private conversation between two characters, your character would not know about it. If it is a narrative or thread that does not have your character in it, being written by you, then they would not know about it. And let's not forget, IC actions have IC consequences. So take your recanting of lines and shove it up your rainbow filled ass. If your character is a dick, prepare for them to be treated as such. And if you don't like it, too fucking bad. That is just how the world is. You can't control real people that way, why the fuck would you think you could control other people's characters that way?!
I am sure that I am forgetting something, leaving something out or whatever. Feel free to add to this rant with thoughts of your own. God knows there will be thoughts. And it is okay if you disagree with anything and or everything I have said here today. Because I am an adult and acknowledge that people have different opinions and not all of those will align with mine. I am also an adult who doesn't give a fuck what people think about me either, so there's that…