• RE: Happy making...

    @Derp I wish it just wasn't a contract. I'd stay here forever.

    posted in Tastes Less Game'y
  • RE: MU Sads and Glads

    @Juniper That's kind of the best resolution to that kind of petty stomping out. "Ok. Bye." sounds of fun being had without them.

    posted in Mildly Constructive
  • RE: MU Sads and Glads

    Best way to quit is to take a week or two break.
    See how you feel then.

    If you still arent sure you want to stay, look for other places and take breaks of days to weeks.

    Repeat until you decide.
    Probably good to keep up with any necessary administrative stuff if you have responsibilities to other players along the way.

    No one needs to know a thing until you go away, and even then only if there are questions etc that really need you to answer.

    Literally staff and your fellow players can write you out as they need without you.

    posted in Mildly Constructive
  • RE: Happy making...

    So my rep was heading out at about 11 to go get his usual breakfast sandwich. The man comes back, and puts two containers down in front of me.. the cheeseburgers the little mom and pop down the road make are really good and he knows I like them.. so he bought me 2 of them for no reason.. just because he knows I like them.

    I am not sure I have ever been treated so well.. I am not his equal in the company structure. I am admin support. But he appreciates the things I do, and shows me. Add in the fact the man and I talk comics, pop culture, fan fiction, current things going on.. yeah. This dude rocks.

    posted in Tastes Less Game'y
  • RE: MU Sads and Glads

    @Juniper The shit part about when people do that, is that it clearly wasn't about quitting.

    People who want to quit something just walk. You quit. You go do something else.

    Whenever anyone (in any group setting) does something like this it just comes across to me as some undignified child shit. That they wanted to quit was a sham. What they really wanted was to cause a scene and hope that people rush in with praise and support to convince them not to quit. It's pretty awkward and vulnerable stuff. You see this a lot in online gaming, especially with mostly anonymous people (I've had it happen multiple times in RPGs and VTTs).

    It's no different than threatening to leave your partner to see just how much they don't want you to leave, only the person doing it isn't smart enough to calculate how doing it will damage their relationship as a whole.

    posted in Mildly Constructive
  • RE: Happy making...

    When the Rep. you've been giving all the admin support to, finally gets a client moved to another lawyer after having proof she was being abusive towards him, then has a disciplinary type meeting that's a shakedown (difficult client is dating a big wig in the org), comes out on top.

    Calls you first.. and then tells you he's going to grab lunch, and will get you your current favorite if they've got any left.

    This man is so wholesome, he really does make me have a little more faith in humanity.

    posted in Tastes Less Game'y
  • RE: Usernames and MU names

    I was reading a lot of Shakespeare at the time, while also studying gender identity back in the late 90s.

    For PCs, I like to pick mundane names, none of which would seem unusual. I have a fondness for names with Goidelic roots.

    posted in Mildly Constructive
  • RE: Usernames and MU names

    Mine is unpleasent.

    When whatever version of WORA came up that I joined, a woman had just been mauled to death by two dogs whose owners didnt like her life.

    I found it biiterly funny that they were charged with ...
    "Keeping mischievous dogs"

    So I was going to be "Mischievous dogs" as a reminder of how shitty people can be, and how most of life just goes on. Apprpriate when dealing with some parts of the MU* community.

    I happened across the term "death by misadventure" and it:

    1. seemed nicer
    2. acknowledged that I expected to get rolled by participating (and I was not disappointed)
    3. a family name is Chance which is sort usualy part of misadventure

    And for a while there was the moment when people were gendering up their user names, and Miss Adventure was right there.

    posted in Mildly Constructive
  • RE: Usernames and MU names

    Mine (Ghost) is due to the tongue-in-cheek running joke that I can be whoever I want in the hobby or the forums at any given time and...

    • my belief that constant monitoring and tracking of individuals in the hobby has impeded innocent people more than the "bad people"
    • an attempted constant reminder that almost everyone in the hobby presents who they want to say they are but are likely, truly (on perhaps some insecure level) not that person (everyone presents an idealized version of self to strangers)
    • that the shocking twist of this community is that there are a lot of "people playing characters who play characters" and I, myself, could literally be a convicted 4x felon and the only way anyone would know it is if I gave them actual personally identifying information to reveal that to them.

    Not trying to provoke, but this is literally why I go as Ghost here. On an internet anonymous text-based, non-video/voice hobby...we are whoever the fuck we tell you we are until figured out otherwise.

    -edit:
    I actually just recently got a discord ping from a MUer I hadn't talked to in maybe 3 years. I don't even remember truly who they were but I could read our chat history in back-scroll about MU. They tried to get me to download a piece of software that was clearly malicious, and I thought:

    • Did they get hacked?
    • Is it the same person, but they're trying to scam me?
    • Did they (as an actual MUer) send me a link to a website or game hoping to determine my IP to try to lock me out of some MU or prove I wasn't on some game?

    I realized from what I've seen over the years, all 3 were realistic possibilities so I reported the person and blocked them. So feel free to use "Ghost" as much as you want or whatever, there really are no guarantees

    (Also: I don't think I ever repeated charnames so can't answer 2nd)

    posted in Mildly Constructive
  • RE: Usernames and MU names

    Mine is my char from the old WoD IRC channel. I seem to recall that it had something to do with a fire goddess but it was a take on a fire goddess's name and it's been so long that I can't remember the mythology it came from.

    I do tend to recycle old MU names, but it has to do with how hard I connected with the char in the first place and the wish to give them extra life.

    posted in Mildly Constructive