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The Broken Doll roleplaying storyline chills hundreds on Moon Guard {WoW}

Dec 9th 2011 6:01PM My point is this: the people you randomly contacted didn't volunteer to play out a "psychological thriller" scenario. Unless there was some kind of opt-in, "sign up here to get your own creepy letter!" process, you were still sending unsolicited messages to people who might have found it seriously disturbing. As one LJ friend of mine put it, lynchings are not a thing so far into the past that she as a woman of color would be happy about receiving a noose as part of an anonymous threatening message, even "just in a game".

And I'm not saying it's surprising that the girl snapped - I'm saying it's surprising, and disturbing, that you painted her as the villain and not the people who abused her.

Still not impressed. Sorry.

The Broken Doll roleplaying storyline chills hundreds on Moon Guard {WoW}

Dec 9th 2011 4:11AM Am I the only one who thinks this is a bit creepy?

First, the decision to mail threatening notes - with nooses and shit, yet - to random people you don't know. I can tell you if I received such a thing with no explanation, RP would not be the first thing that leaped to mind.

Second, the fact that the villain here is... a "dimwitted and overweight" girl who was picked on until she had a mental breakdown? And the heroes are the people who are targeted because they used to be among her bullies? And now THEY'RE supposed to redeem or destroy HER? I see a bit of a disconnect here, honestly.

Drama Mamas: When "just friends" intrudes on love {WoW}

Nov 15th 2011 9:12PM *le sigh*

Yes, when someone spends money and time to go visit another person who lives far away, that means there is a "significant emotional investment" there.

It's called friendship. I feel really sorry for all the people in this thread who apparently have never experienced this.

Breakfast Topic: Could there be more than two factions? {WoW}

Nov 6th 2011 10:05AM "your race is different/your fathers hated each other"

Sad and silly as it is... how do you think racism happens in the real world?

Know Your Lore: The Shattering, part 3 {WoW}

Oct 24th 2011 6:20AM The problem most players have isn't with the fact that the NPCs like Garrosh, it's with the fact we're not shown WHY. It just doesn't make sense to me that the orcs would go "sure Thrall is the first of the new shamans, he's Doomhammer's chosen heir, he helped free us from the internment camps, he brought us to a new homeland, he found us new allies in the trolls and tauren, he led us in victorious battle against the Burning Legion... but Garrosh is still cooler, 'cause HE hates the Alliance!" And as for the other races, why would they EVER side with someone who shows them nothing but contempt? Never mind that his supposed "glorious victories" in Northrend are very much an informed attribute, because all we ever see him do there is be stupidly belligerent and get Saurfang to clean up his messes.

Leader short stories continue with Varian Wrynn: Blood of Our Fathers {WoW}

Oct 14th 2011 12:30PM Pryn - that's what I felt. There ARE reasons why a woman might choose to smile and get away ASAP over confronting a guy who gets creepy, but Jaina? She's confident, she outranks him socially, and if he got violent she could just iceblock him.

15 Minutes of Fame: Progressive guild thrives under uncommon leadership team {WoW}

Sep 30th 2011 10:14AM docbrown - out of curiosity, have you ever asked the targets of the "teasing dancing on the edges of sexism and ageism" if THEY think you and your guildies are never jerks? if THEY think that edge has never been crossed?

Thrall's return to the Horde and more lore from San Diego Comic-Con {WoW}

Jul 23rd 2011 11:37PM Thrall is never going to be the new Aspect, though.

He ACTED as a stand-in for the Earth Aspect in a ritual in the latest book.

I have a feeling the new Earth Aspect will be that hatchling we save in the Badlands.

Breakfast Topic: Your personal guardian {WoW}

Jun 23rd 2011 2:16PM Yes! Darion is the perfect, grumpy, plate-wearing fashion accessory for any little priestlet making her way in the world.

Breakfast Topic: Is WoW inherently sexist? {WoW}

May 17th 2011 6:30PM Eirik, the "how much can you do with a nation leader" thing hasn't stopped Blizzard from placing Varian, Garrosh, Sylvanas, Jaina and others pretty far from home base on occasion. And current events in Hyjal aren't exactly beneath Tyrande's notice - a direct threat to the night elves' territory and way of life DEMANDS their leader's presence, and anyone who played WCIII knows that Tyrande used to lead from the front when her people are threatened.

The fact that she's not doing so now, therefore, can be filed squarely under "sorry, we think Malfurion and Jarod are more interesting".