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Aug 18 2015, 01:07 PM
[This is a revival of an old game on Barbermonger by Niki! I really enjoyed it! Basically, you can only speak in dialogue. Only character speech allowed, you can manipulate that character's speech however you'd like, but that's it c: join in if you'd like! Here's a link to the old board, in case you'd like to see what I mean: Boop!
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Jul 15 2015, 06:55 PM
hey friends! just curious about your opinion on writing things beyond your life experience! for example:
+ how do you feel about people writing about cultures they've never experienced and/or cultures they don't belong to? especially the cultures that are often fetishized?
+ how do you feel about cisgendered people writing about trans, agender, gender-fluid identities?
+ how do you feel about straight people writing about homosexual characters? what about, for example, men writing about lesbians? women writing about gay men?
+ where's the line between problematic things, stereotypes, and respecting individuals who actually do happen to fall under a stereotype, a la feminine gay men, masculine gay women?
+ what about neurotypical or able-bodied people writing about people who aren't?
+ whaddya think about intent versus effect??
i realize that everyone, to some extent, writes about experiences beyond their own! but there is genuine discourse about how okay it is, and i would love to hear your opinion - especially if you fall under an identity that is often written about by people who don't identify by it.
edited to add further questions. c:
this raises another interesting question!
what does research mean to you?
+ looking up on wikipedia and other online sources? and what online sources? tumblr? .gov or .edu or .org pages? yahoo answers?
+ talking to people who belong to that identity?
+ you took a class on it?
+ this was your college major? your thesis?
+ one of your friends belongs to this identity and they're okay with it?
+ you have family under that identity?
+ a mix? something totally different?
edited 2x! <3
i'm seeing a lot of great points here! i'm loving it, but i'm beginning to see the trend of research being important regarding writing out of your experiences. i totally agree! research, sensitivity, modesty, and willingness to consider criticism are important tools in wandering outside your boundaries.
so! here's another question for ya, lay them grey matter thoughts all over my fluffy adorable bear ears, how do you feel seeing your identity being represented by someone who doesn't belong to it?
do you like it? feel indifferent to it? feel a little cringe?
ofc your reaction probably depends on how the character is handled, got any examples of characters being handled well? or being handled poorly?
please, no need to dish on fellow rpers! i ain't bout that passive-aggressive life. just curious about your opinions!