Sasi wrote:Conall wrote:And i had some situations (not many though, probably because i am not so active anymore)where it was not a crossover because of some ooc relationships but because of a total misunderstanding or ignorance about the actual setting the slave (and some FWs)had entered and which is called Gor. I was not nice enough, not understanding enough, bad me kept it IC and gorean and did not used some more decent BDSM ways.
I am still sure if people would understand and it would be pointed more clearly out to them that gor and gorean roleplay has very less to do with bdsm and ssc (except you are in privacy where you can do what you want), you could actually enjoy much more the very simple gorean roleplay.
And you have no idea about the number of men who in Gor have a total misunderstanding about the FW's role and the notion of ranks, how many of them, of low caste, playing some artisan or peasants, had expected that my high caste and wealthy FW's character would bow in front of them because they were men, and were just upset OOC because she considered herself, with reason, so, due to her position and family, as superior to them... And I shouldn't even speak of these other men who insult the FW in requiring that slaves kneel in nadu in their presence... Pointing to these guys the quotes from books (because of course, IC, the FW reacts bad and gets some stupid reaction making the whole scene turning ridiculous) where men respect highly the FW , even those with sharp tongues and would not offend them, is just a waste of time, you get usually the stereotyped and simplistic argument that is "Gor is a man's world and women are free only because men allow them to be free blah blah..." Just boring...
Sasi i know that, i saw and see it still to often that there is no understanding of the setting when men meet free women. For me the situation is just very fucked up.
Who is new to sl-gor will never find out what gor is about while entering the offered roleplay (in most cases, not in all). They see, they hear, they learn that FWs do not have to be respected but slaves are very valued, FWs do not dare to punish a slave (they do not dare, they are afraid or just tired about all the hassle and thats just sad) and slaves on the other hand act like FWs, like a kind of FW. The guys who roleplay a gorean master do not see what is wrong, for them its just normal and i do doubt anyone of them has ever heard about the books, not to speak of the Luther Scrolls, less gave it any deeper thought what they are doing. It is just some fun roleplay and bdsm and hot and naked pixel chicks.
Well thats SL-Gor. We have to live with it or leave, join into the circus or, as someone else wrote (and what i am usually doing) choose to play with the rare people who want to embrace it a bit more.
(I dont want to generalise, its just how i write .. i know its not "all")