Bara Mayako wrote:This happened to a friend of mine about 2 months ago in an unnamed sim. The sim, for the record, has nothing in the rules about notecarding chores:
She logged on and her master, the sim slaver, IM'd her and told her they were all in a new castle that had been put on the sim. So she went over there, greeted the free and knelt (she was the only slave player present). Listening to the chat, she soon realised that everyone was in an OOC discussion on what to do with the castle, did it belong on the sim, etc., etc. So she stood up and joined the conversation. Her master made her kneel, and she released herself again, IM'ing him that this was an OOC discussion so she didn't feel obliged to. Her master grabbed the leash on her collar, dragged her to the kennel, and ordered her to clean the kennel from top to bottom, sending him a notecard of at least so many lines and so many posts. She said no, she didn't do notecard chores, and he had no right to try to punish her for OOC actions. He told her notecarding chores was part of being a Gorean slave, that if she didn't like it, she didn't belong in Gor, and she could leave. She IM'd the sim admin and he said it was an OOC matter between her and her master, and did not want to get involved. I would provide an anonymised logfile of her conversation with the master, to prove this happened, but it's all in Dutch since she and her master were Dutch.
This player has left Gor because of this and similar experiences.
Now, the question is ... are the quotes you provide from the books about slaves happily doing chores together, or what happened to this player, more typical for what slaves experience in SL Gor these days?
Meriah wrote:Granted, I still refer to free as Master or Mistress when out of character. I do not have too, but there are so many who insist upon it and I have found that doing otherwise simply creates drama for me. For my Master's part he allows me to voice my opinion out of character. I suppose I am fortunate in that.
Meriah wrote:For my Master's part he allows me to voice my opinion out of character. I suppose I am fortunate in that.
Anarch Allegiere wrote:Meriah wrote:For my Master's part he allows me to voice my opinion out of character. I suppose I am fortunate in that.
Why not In Character too? I'd get bored out of my mind pretty fast with the slaves I own if it wasn't for the fact that the ones that I do keep around often come up with intelligent conversation and proove themselves useful beyond spreading their legs.
It's sadly the typical bobbing 'yes Master'-slave syndrome, for some reason many slave roleplayers in SL Gor seem to believe that in their role they're not allowed to say or do anything besides obeying and keeping their mouths shut. Which is obviously not incorrect either if such would've been the wishes of the owner, but it does take too much live and personality away from the slave characters that you might as well just buy a prim slave or use an NPC slave instead then...
Keiser Koba wrote:Ruling out chores as boring or without RP-value is narrowminded and uncreative. I'm no slave, but I do chores all the time. I brew, I hunt, I mend my sails, I chop wood, I fuck slaves, I forge a sword, I gutter fish and brew mead and so on. And every time I do it, it ends up with some sort of roleplay with others. RP can evolve from planning and taking orders for a new sword to a new warrior or selling the mead to insane high prices and so on.
Writing up chores if you are alone however should be utterly voluntarily and done because you enjoy writing, not because some wannabe Dom of a sim owner wrote it in the RP rules for his sim ... or any other wannabe Dom for that matter.
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