DarbyDollinger wrote:In a sense the argument is not about IMs at all. It's about a creeping zealotry that people like Glaucon, Blue and I have noticed, and it's not even just restricted to the issue of OOC/IC. In the past I've been about to post about the creep but I but let it slide because I couldn't be bothered about getting into an argument.
One thing that's interesting about Glaucon, Blue and I is that we've been here since the beginning. Glaucon with his super secret but quite well known account, me as my original assassin av, and Blue as Blue. Back in the day a poster called Sita wrote a semi-jokey post about the different stages a RPer goes through.
The first stage is innocent, completely ignorant joy. You know very little about canon and rules and care even less. Then you discover them and become less innocent and more serious. Eventually the rules and canon become Very Serious Business. The final stage is that you relax again and stop taking everything so seriously.
It's probably not a coincidence that while Glaucon, Blue and I were posting on the gorums and playing in Ur BTB and early BTB, most of the 'but it's the rules!!!' types on here were playing in GE or weren't in Gor at all. Most of them will probably mellow out, not just on this issue, but on roleplay in general. They'll stop being 'jaded' by things that aren't really that important and learn to have a sense of humour about it all. So ultimately this thread is probably apropos of nothing.
Heh, I've been around since City of Laura and Telnus, Port of Cos on this av, and before that, even roleplayed once with Blue himself while a member of Torrid's panther girl band. Before that, I roleplayed in HTML Gor starting in 1998, I think. So far as Old Fart Street Cred, got it in spades.