Sexplanations: Less Harmful Language
Such an important thing. Not only if you’re a clinical sexologist or any kind of psychological or medical professional, but in every day life. I can’t believe how many people just don’t think about their use of language or even get offended if you point out how harmful it is.
Calligraphy Username Giveaway Sort of
So here’s the deal everyone. I’m SUPER bored, and I haven’t been able to write much recently so I want to do this as a gift for people. The goal is to make a gif, like the one above, for everyone up to the first 10k reblogs (if I even get that high), of their username, or one other word that they want (just put what you want in the reblog, but keep it reasonable. I don’t want to gif-write the entire declaration of independence.)
Likes are also appreciated, but to keep it easy on me try to stick to reblogs so I can keep count without going insane. I will get to everyone in the first 10k and if I find that this doesn’t take too much of my time I’ll see about doing more. But yeah. Reblog away, and my ask is open for any questions.
I have better luck roleplaying as male muses then female ones, and I can’t figure out why this is.
One reason is probably because there is a wider varity of personality types available in male characters, as well as more depth and thought usually put into them before we see them, so more layers to explore.
AAACTUALLY, as someone whose been role playing for about eleven almost twelve years and mainly plays OC’s (usually women because I am a woman and tend to identify with female characters better) I’d just like to point out how untrue this is.
Whenever you give a female character any interesting characteristics she’s instantly labelled a Mary Sue. Even if what has happened to her is something that’s pretty common in Canon. Playing a mutant? Give her a low level ability that she has some control issues with? MARY SUE! Make her have better control? MARY SUE! Decide fuck it and make her a human that still fits into the X-Men universe? MARY SUE!
The problem is that more people are willing to role play with male muses because they are “better”. Which is just fricken wrong. Not every female OC (or Canon character for that matter) is going to be horribly written. We aren’t all Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way’s. The fircken stigma surrounding any female character has got to be broken.
THIS IS SO SO SO IMPORTANT. The first comment on this is incredibly sexist - the suggestion that female characters inherintly have less layers to explore, less avaliable personality types and are less well developed is a grossly sweeping statement that too many people seem to covertly agree with.
As fandoms consisting of and mainly controlled by females, it is appalling to see how female muses are treated - much of it goes on without people really noticing or calling it out, but it sure as hell exists.
Roleplayers can get away with far more with male muses - it is easy to play a sub-standard muse (or even play a muse at a sub-standard) when it is male and do well in a community. Female muses have to be exceptional to be noticed - male muses only have to exist.
((EXACTLY! Male muses can get away with more can be less developed ect. And no top of that there are so many double standards in the RP community towards female and female identifying muses.
Male muses can smut almost non stop and not a single fucking person will call them out on it. I don’t smut often but when I do it seems I would always get an anon message calling my female muse a ‘tramp’ or ‘slut’ for hooking up with someone she hadn’t known very long, or someone she knows but isn’t interested in having a long term romantic relationship with. But nothing was said to the male muse I smutted with or to any of my male muses. It got to the point where I permanently turned off anon because I just got so sick of it!
Same goes with if you’re playing an aggressive or out right mean female muse. If my female muse was very aggressive, if she was sarcastic, if she was just they type who argued with everyone she met (and it was CANON that she was this way.) I’d get asked “why’s she such a bitch?” “shouldn’t she be nicer?” “you’re not going to get a shipping partner that way if you’re playing her so mean” or worse they’d ask why I was such a bitch or why shouldn’t I be “nicer” to my rp partners. Because I wouldn’t make my female muse become instant bff’s or fall head over heels in love with someone she didn’t trust!And once again: None of the male muses I played had this problem.
If you rp as a female muse you are expected to be nice to everyone regardless, you are expected to be happy with the few threads to have even when you’re outright dropped for male rpers (I was told this several times in the past), you can only smut only once in a while and ONLY with a muse who’s romantically involved with yours, And God forbid you feel ignored by your partners because then you’re “whiney” and “seeking attention”.
It IS sexist because you are treating this muse and this muses mun poorly based solely on their gender and gender identity.
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Actually about roleplay, but actually an important point about characters in any medium.
If you get a submission that’s supposedly by your own url + some random numbers, delete it immediately.
Do not follow the link.
I have no idea what lurks there, but you can be pretty sure it’s nothing good.
look at these boots and tell me you dont immediately want to go adventuring in them holy shit i love these shoes so much
Not with that zipper, I don’t.