As creators, we make these characters that we pour so much of our heart and soul into that it makes us unbelievably ecstatic when those characters are liked by people other than ourselves. We give these characters thoughts, personalities, beliefs, and ideologies. We control their entire lives or so we’d like to believe. More often than not, I find my characters running away from me, going down a different road than what I originally intended for them, and it usually works out better in the long run.
As roleplayers, when we give a character a certain personality and mindset, it is expected that we portray that character as accurately as possible. Some characters are good, in the moral sense, while some that are not entirely evil are still just bad. Morally bad characters do have mindsets, beliefs, and do actions that all of us know none of us would do/believe/etc in real life. That’s just the way the character is, and it’s our job as muns to make sure the character is played as true to itself, even if we don’t agree with what it’s doing.
As people, we want what everyone else wants. Respect and understanding. Just because we’re behind a computer screen doesn’t make us anything less than just people. Most of the ones I know are kind, considerate, patient, they never like to see their friends unhappy, and they’re some of the sweetest people I know no matter what kind of character they’re playing. They’re here for the same reason most of us are here: to have fun, explore character relationships, and develop the character they’ve put so much work into.
With all that mind, all I’m asking of the community that watches us is this: if any of the characters are doing/saying/etc thing that trigger you, or even if the muns slip and say something that could potentionally offend you, TALK TO US. Let us know. Leave a message. Don’t leave us in the dark and make us feel guilty. Tags exist for a reason, and if we don’t know what you don’t want to see, how are we supposed to tag it? Five minutes is all it takes, and the message box is always open. The only other thing I’m asking you to do is to BE CONSIDERATE. We are not trying to upset or offend you, and we don’t not want nor do we appreciate being talked to as if it were our intention.
Reblog from one of my rp accounts cause fucking seriously people. One of my friends is considering deleting her character account after just TWO fucking days because she’s got a character that’s naturally a dick and morally questionable, but that’s the way the character is. IT DOES NOT IN ANY WAY MEAN SHE IS THE SAME FUCKING WAY. She is in fact a total sweetheart who is very upset and getting hate from people because of what her character does yet not one person to my knowledge is taking the time to explain to her that she might be making them uncomfortable or offending them. Like seriously, we don’t want this hate. Please just talk to us and don’t be an ass about it. WE’RE COMPLETEY UNDERSTANDING.