Think you're precious? Think you're a love slave? Think you're irreplaceable?....Think Again. And read this.
"In the eyes of Gorean law you are an animal. You have no name in your own right. You may be collared and leashed. You may be bought and sold, whipped, treated as the master pleases, disposed of as he sees fit. You have no rights whatsoever. Legally you have no more status than a tarsk or vulo. Legally, literally, you are an animal.'
--pg 316, #13 Explorers of Gor
THIS MEAN :
This is Gor. Your Master is not your boyfriend. In here, you're just another piece of property to be passed among his friends. That is, if he's any kind of man at all. Which, most in Gor are pussies who don't want to offend their property. Well, to all you princesses slave with love...GET THE FUCK OVER YOURSELF SLUT! btw a song for you beast enjoy!
It was not the first time I see this quote and the hatred that pierces through these words puzzles me every time.
First, there is this IC/OOC mixing. Is this pick speaks of the strict IC relationship between the FM character and the slave character? Or does it points also toward the OOC relationship between both? It's not very clear.
But for sure, it denies totally the possibility of an IC love relationship between the two.
What did go wrong in SL Gor? The books state clearly that men, do prefer slave girls over FW. They respect FW, treat them with deference, but otherwhise, their real interest goes to slave girls. And Norman is good at tossing a lot of indigest paragraphs for we understand clearly that one is an passionless, frigid and frustrated creature, while the other, despite her chains, is vital, passionate, loving hot and sensual, the true woman. That women blossom really at the feet of men, that the perfect link, the perfect relationship, happens between a man and his love slave.
Almost each book has a story where a man falls in love with a slave (after he struggled a lot against these feelings, denied the evidence, blah blah blah...). In the books, men love slaves and globally, find FW rather annoying. Worse, the author, book after book, makes clear that FW hate slaves, because finally, they are jealous of them and FW are very seldom depicted like nice persons with high and noble values.
But in SL Gor, it's quite the opposite... FW players play noble and gentle ladies who don't bitch a slave (save to tell her she is untrained because she didn't react like expected) and don't understand well the principle that the author defended and advocated in his books. In SL Gor, FM court FW, then, engage in passionate love stories with them (and it very seldom ends by what would be logical in a Gorean context, so, the woman being enslaved) and find slaves annoying... And slave girls are happy happy around the mistress (when in the books, they like figuring her being collared...)
SL Gor is a place where you can read such emote (and similar):
[22:46] (free man) nodded and pursed his lips behind his menpo, already having lost interest in the girl since learning how helpless she was.
I mean, a FM lost interest in a slave girl because she is helpless? WTF? In the books, it's what men want! Helpless slave girls!
Then, you have men like Tantus, who, in his statements about slaves players, makes clear they are just not worth of his time (unless they can be used as a tool to secure the success of his schemes).
So, you end up with countless of slave players who RP some cookies cutter, are perfectly satisfied with serving drinks in an inn to FM and FW who talk about their family affair in perfect lovey dovey tea party scenes. And those slave players who dare to expect an intensive story with the man who plays their owner, are scorned, while no one would dare to reproach FW players to have the same expectations...
In SL Gor, the average opinion toward slave players is that they are princesses who should understand that their master is not their boyfriend... But who will remind FW players that their FC is neither their husband or boyfriend?
Why is it so hard for people to depict an environment similar to the one described in the books when it comes to the relationships and interactions between FM, FW and slaves? What did go wrong?