In light of recent events, and to propose a solution to this ongoing debacle in this thread, I just wanted to make one post. I understand what Brett is trying to get at:
WORDS HURT. They may not be directed AT you, but that doesn't mean they don't have a negative impact to another person.
I don’t post on this site often anymore, but I felt the subject matter was important and relevant to all of us, myself especially. Our choice of words and the way we conduct ourselves is essential to how everyone else feels around us. For those who are on Twitter, there’s a lot of unnecessary babbling that goes on in there that, while isn’t harmful, is just a grand waste of time. We could be doing so much more with our lives. Granted, saying that while participating in a pretend-to-be-a-GM Game isn’t necessarily something you’d expect, but it’s still possible to have a fun time and be less active/involved in miscellaneous affairs; or I should say, cutting short of the “nonsense”.
Going back to Brett’s point, I think it’s safe to say that a lot of us, myself being one of them, need a reminder that most of us are mature people and don’t need to act or conduct in a manner that doesn’t speak to our maturity levels. And in all honesty, everyone in this game, forum, and in all of society needs to keep finding ways to improve how we talk and what words we use to make sure those words are always respected.
I encourage all of you to take on the challenge that I’ve embraced upon myself, and I’ll paraphrase it for the sake of simplicity: be careful of what you say, choose your words wisely, and be a better person. While this is just a game, and most of us are just friends, what we say and how we act ends up mixing into our lives and translating into a behaviour that, while Buddy Joe, pretend GM of Anaheim may tolerate, that person will not.
Let’s all be better with our words and actions, since it’s never too late to re-start. No matter what has happened in the past, I have respect for all of you and hope that we can move forward and have some fun negotiating and participating in the game - and yes, it’s only a game, never forget. Last note: DirtyDangles, whenever you do return to the GM Game, I look forward to and anticipate your return. Welcome back.
Long live the GM Game. Cheers