Pro Tip for Roleplayers:
Right now, a lot of you are getting that god-awful grey box in place of your gifs and icons. After using the image upload option, go into HTML editor and add an s after the HTTP of the image URL and put a 31. in front of the media in place of what’s there, or if nothing’s there, you shouldn’t get the grey box. Example.
as opposed to this.
Sorry for the late reply, I had to do a lot of thinking before coming up with a proper answer.
I’ve met plenty wonderful caring people throughout the time I’ve spent here, and I’m grateful for that. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep in touch with them.
But a vast majority of this fandom sucks.
There are much more people with a blatant disregard of others. There are people who seem to have no common courtesy on how to be a nice person (hell, not even nice person, just “casually not a dick”). There are people who make this small dying fandom a war ground.
I’ve always been a little weird, I’ve always had some basis to be made fun of and bullied by… but I never have. In my experience the people in real life have been nicer than the people I’ve met and seen online. In just this fandom.
Here in this fandom, I’ve been mocked for having an opinion. Yea, just for having one. Not for what I stated my opinion on. My opinion? “I do not like seeing Jet hate in the Jet tag”.
In this fandom you cannot have an opinion, why? Because someone out there will take offense— even if your opinion is commentary or an observation. Nope! You can’t do that because you’ve got to be attacking someone and someone ALWAYS takes offensive, even if it means they’re reading between the lines for things that aren’t there.
Almost everyone here is fake, they act like your friend, they send you messages and interact, but guess what… on skype or tinychat or where ever people talk, they’re talking shit about you. They’re finding every mistake of yours, every opinion and twisting it around to offend them. Now this wouldn’t be a problem if it was like 5 people in the fandom but this is a good 80% of the fandom that does this. I’ve seen it, I’ve had people talk shit to me about someone and then the next day they’re interacting with the person they talked shit about, they’re tagging them in starters and sending questions, they’re calling them their best friend after months upon months and ranting and raving about how much of a shit person they are. I’ve seen it done so many fucking times, perhaps not to the extent I mentioned, but I’ve seen it countless amount of times.
But at the same time, the fake people and the decent human beings in this fandom all want the same thing, they want camaraderie in this fandom, they want everyone to be united! But “Oh no no, I’m not interacting with youuuu. Ugh I’m not even going to treat you as if you’re a person! Gross!!” That’s the mentality that goes around DIRECTLY after people say they want to be unified. Well shit, no wonder this fandom isn’t unified, almost everyone is doing a shit job at trying!
Role playing here in the Avatar fandom isn’t for fun, it isn’t to get better with your writing and interacting with people who share a common interested… it’s not for that. IT’S FOR COMPETITION. It’s to be the best at what you do. It’s to look at the other roleplayers who roleplay the same character as you (or just other roleplayers in general,) and go “suck it! I have the most followers out of all of you! I get the most likes on my asks! I am the most In Character out of you all!! You guys suck and I’m better!!” And if you refuse to believe that, just take a look around. Just look at the people around for a few seconds and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.
I’m leaving this blog because this fandom is poisonous, it’s not a healthy environment for anyone involved. Everyone who has left it has said that they’re happier after they left. Everyone. Without fail. HAS FUCKING SAID THAT.
No one treats one another with love. No one bothers to really care for each other. No one is nice. That’s why I decided to leave.
That’s why if I ever do come back, it’ll be because I miss portraying Jet and the people I interacted with.
If this fandom doesn’t shape up it’ll lose every decent person within the fandom and it will be reduced to a conglomerate bitchfest of crack!rps, a lack of any in characters-ness, and petty backstabbing.
This fandom is high school, but worse.
I’m being obsessed with this thing.
Forgot to post this earlier and I just remembered, whoops.
But important if you like my blog of follow me or anything.
"NOOOO The love is too much~!!!!!!!!"
It really seems like my whole life Katara’s been the one looking out for me. She’s always been the one that’s here. And now when I try to remember my mom, Katara’s face is the only face I can picture.