i've got vents for days.
tbh, i think actual rping on this server, in the classical sense of us joining and making friends, playing w a mix of new ppl and true-and-true writing partners, is slowly coming to an end.
i feel like ppl have found who they mesh with (including me, thankfully!), and (smartly) clustered off into gpsl territory, terrified to attempt any attachment with the 99% of top secret psychopaths (i call them 'top secret psychopaths', bcuz they only slowly reveal themselves as psychopaths) reigning supreme.
that, and many ppl no longer have staying power. ppl don't want to work out issues. they want to avoid them, until they explode. they think it's a form of self-care to cut ppl off, when in actuality it's a lack of maturity and empathy (ofc, exceptions apply when you're dealing w an actual psychopath; cut them off). this leads to having to section off writing friends who no longer get along.
that, and paradoxically, if a game has no ooc drama, ppl easily grow bored of it. unwilling to development their own characters, unless they get an insta-ship.
'if you build it, they will come.' is a LIE my friends.
sigh. i guess i'll stick to my own no ooc drama cluster.