Meri wrote:The term "everything in moderation" doesn't just apply for Jack Daniels.
I don't rp as much as I used to, which is the main reason that I also don't try to have an ongoing "hero" story with Meri. I'm the background noise to your rp. This enables me to log in one day, be gone for 5 and log in again without feeling any guilt about leaving anyone hanging.
When your life is effected by role playing - when your house is neglected, your lover is angry, your children are screaming for your attention and/or your finances are a mess - then it's smart to log off until you can discipline yourself into only playing for X number of hours on certain days.
Every 15 mins I stand up and move while someone is typing out a post. That includes wrist exercises. My wrists get sore if I don't do it and I really do not want to have carpal tunnel.
Kaitlin wrote:Resolver Bouchard wrote:I started using my mouse with my other hand (an unrelated elbow injury), it was very easy to do, far easier than writing.
Now I can just switch over at will.
Same here on just switching hands. My injury was caused by 90% of the work I do being done on a computer. I don't blame SL. I also switched to a trackball for a period of time. Cheap standard "mice" are hell on the wrist.
Meri wrote:I wasn't really implying that your life is in a shambles. Roleplay is a very time consuming hobby. It doesn't take much for it to effect someone's real life, which you said it did with your weight gain and objections from family and friends. Maybe I dramatized it, but you'd be surprised at how many people (not you, perhaps), let their lives slip away so they can build their stories in here. That was really directed at more than just you.
Oh hell yes, it's ok to just log in when you can. It's okay to not want a long, detailed story. Don't get me wrong, Meri has a story, it's just not a very deep one. Her story is just what she does, the places she goes and the people she meets. Some may consider that boring, but I get to log in when I can and not out of obligation, I get all the fun of the writing/story telling and I get to impact others stories.
The other day, for example, I sold some tonic to a woman who I convinced was going gray and getting wrinkles. It was a miracle cure, of course, and she was oh-so-lucky to have met me just then before it got TOO bad. I walked away from that with a break from RL to have some fun. She walked away with more to her story. Now she was broke (took her for all she had. Heh.) and had this weird ritual I had her go do before she could drink the "cure". I might go back and try to sell her a preventive back up tonic.
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