tasogaretaichou: (Phear my art skillz)
Alright, so I'm not sure if this is needed or not, but I just want to clear up that if I am somehow considered part of the Poly!wank, that was never my intention. Sure, I have my issues with the game, most of which arising from my feel that while the mods do their damndest to do a good job -- and they DO manage for the most part, and I'm sure as hell grateful for the work that they do -- there are still issues that I feel should be dealt with a bit differently. But that's certainly not reason for everyone to be fighting and bitching and the like.

Poly is a game. Yes, there's drama and wangst and other not-fun stuff, but overall I've REALLY enjoyed every moment that I've spent in it and I don't want it misconstrued that I feel anything otherwise. I just feel that right now so many people are taking things way too seriously and complicating what could be such an easy and fun thing by trying to perfect it. Poly isn't perfect, it never WAS perfect, and it certainly isn't GOING to be perfect by any means. Sure, there are problems with how OOC issues are handled. And inactivity can be a bitch at times, especially when you're counting on interaction with an inactive character. And yes, some of us hate HMD with a passion while some of us all but worship it as a way to get things off our chests. But that's just the point. What makes Poly great isn't that we all get along, or that we all see eye-to-eye. It's that we can all manage to -- for the most part -- put those differences aside and come together in something that's enjoyable and fun for everyone involved.

Am I saying that we should all just STFU and ignore the issues? No. But I think that it's time everyone took a bit of a step back and just took a deep breath and stopped to look not at the issues, but at all the GOOD things that we enjoy about the community. I mean, come on people. I can't be the only one who's got a long list of kickass things that I like about Poly, not to mention a buddylist crammed with awesome people who I would have never met otherwise. So what is WORTH making such a ruckus over?

Sure, I can understand being miffed or put out if your characterization is called into question. It's frustrating to feel as though you're being put under the microscope by a scant handful of people when you yourself don't see any problem with the way you're doing things. But is it important enough to let it take away from your enjoyment of the game? Remember, it only takes 3 out of 200something people to warrent an investigation. That's less than 2%, guys. And yes, I know I personally wrote my own little bitchrant about that same thing earlier, and I'm not trying to say that my feelings/frustrations have changed. They haven't. But that doesn't mean that they overshadow the simple enjoyment I get every day from logging into my eljay and going to check what's going on in the City today.

So I guess I'm asking EVERYONE, whether you see this through your own flist, or through someone else's flist, to just take a moment to STOP. And think about all the things you enjoy, not just about Poly, but about RP in general. And then take a moment to think over whether all this drama and bitchiness and backstabbing is really worth sacrificing that. Because honestly, I don't think it is.
tasogaretaichou: (Kankurou says no)
Alright, b/c a large part of the Naruto fandom has been pissing the everliving FUCK out of me lately, I have come up with this answer that every person on this goddamned planet needs to read and keep in mind. Otherwise, it seems that people act like fuckwits. And no, this is not directed towards any specific person or persons, nor any recent events, just an overflowing of aggravation and urge-to-kill that's been building up for awhile and demands an outlet NOW before it either explodes or slaughters all of my muses.

But before the rules, I would just like to get one thing straight to any Naruto fans on the interwebs that are reading this.

I LIKE UCHIHA SASUKE

Now get the fuck over it!

Yes, I like the duck-butted asshole, despite the fact that he's being a massive tard right now and pissing me off, so QUIT with the bullshit! I do NOT care that you or your friend or your entire comm or WHATEVER hate him/want to maim him/make Xmas ornaments w/his entrails/WHATEVER. I. DO. NOT. GIVE. A. FUCK. Thank you, now STOP being assbats and STFU about how much you hate him and I'll STFU about what a short-bus tard YOU are. Deal? So keep your Sasuke-hating to yourself, or at least keep it to a civil and non-insulting level for those fans that don't think he needs to go off and die somewhere. We don't care what you think. We like him, we have our reasons, just like you have your reasons for hating him. Mutual respect, people.

Alright, now that I got that out of my system, I feel better. Anyway, on to the helpful life lessons:

How NOT to be a Douche in your Fandom )
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Alright, finally got this baby working. So, like I said in my other LJ at [livejournal.com profile] hanyou_ahzrei , this particular LJ is designed to be a place for me to post fanworkings. Most of these fanworkings are going to be of the Naruto variety, it being my favourite anime/manga. This will also be the LJ that is connected to the various fandom communities and such that I plan to join. That being said, I hope everyone enjoys the fanworks that I put here, and I will try to place a link to them into my regular LJ so that people can find them to go and read/view. Please have fun and enjoy the wonderful fandom and crack.


Oh btw, a few Naruto fandom things and terms that some people might not be familiar with:

OTP = "one true pairing" - refers to the couple or pairing of a fandom that you find to be best/favourite/etc. In my case, I have many OTPs, but my top one is NejiXHinata.

FST = fan-sound-track. Just like it sounds, a soundtrack made by fans. Usually has to do with a specific character or pairing.

Mary-Sue = a character who exists solely to form a plot device. Usually has some sort of secret powers/horrible secret/tragic past/etc. that somehow connects them to the main character in a way that serves no purpose but to otherwise showcase the Marysue. Marysue's usually always have the "one secret technique" or "hidden power" that will be the key to everything, regardless of what the canon may say. They are also irritating.

Narutard = This one's not too hard. Obviously, a VERY dedicated fan of the series. Not to be confused with "fanbrat", which is the n00b version who only watches the dub and makes stupid assumptions and arguements without having all the information. True Narutards are simply very dedicated fans who tend to know everything there is to know about their particular fandom.

SasuNaru Vs. NaruSasu = Not really a specific, but when you see an OTP reference like that, it DOES matter whose name is first. The person whose name is first is represented as the seme (dominant/top) in the pairing. Hence why it's NejiHina and not HinaNeji. Because Hinata would never be the dominant one in the situation.

Well, there are certainly more "fandom" references, but I think those are the ones that are most commonly used with Naruto fandom. That should help anyone who isn't caught up on their Naruto stuff.

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