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21 December 2004 @ 01:58 am
In regards to FMAdub chat  
Most of you know about the idea for a chatroom that I had back when FMA first started airing on Cartoon Network. It was to be a place to meet when FMA aired on Saturdays and Thursdays so we could all watch and see the episodes togehter, and more importantly to react to the dub in general. The chat became even more successful with members of the English cast were brought into the room.

For those who DON'T know, the chatroom is accessible through AIM (and thus AOL), by inviting your own screen name into chat, and by being sure to name the room "FMAdub."

With more and more fans coming to FMA and to this community, that means more people that might want to come to chat. It IS a public chat room after all.

That said, I now come to the point of this post: the "smut" that occurs in the chatroom.

I do not appreciate coming into the chat room to find people essentially CYBERING--there is no better term for roleplaying someone panting and moaning, calling out someone's name, and moving rhythmically and what have you. Acting out sex IS cybering, and it should NOT be done in public view.

I know not all who role-play participate in such acts, but I'd appreciate an end to drawn out role-playing that is essentially an excuse to throw chosen character together for self-gratification.

The "FMAcrack" room was thought up for a reason. If you don't want to use that room, fine, make up your OWN room, but please, take the overdone rp smut elsewhere. Just because people don't say anything about it, doesn't mean they like it. Or maybe they don't mind it much, but after a while it DOES get to them. It alienates some people, be it by making them not want to return to chat, or by making them ignore the chat mostly while the ARE there. I'm not banishing anyone (not that I had the ability even if I wanted to), and I'm not telling people not to have fun. What I am saying is that I want FMAdub to remain a general room where ALL fans can have fun.

If you want to have your smutfests, by all means, have them, but, like how people do IRL--GET A ROOM!

Thankyou for listening, and sorry for taking this to the community--it was the only way I knew of to get this message to those who needed to hear it.

PS: My mood is cranky cuz my cat walked on the keyboard, deleted the post I originally typed up. BAD KITTY!
Current Mood: crankycranky
Love me like you love the sun: lust newspaper thingfish_twin on December 20th, 2004 11:28 pm (UTC)
people are going to do what they want to
no matter what you say
and since you cant ban people from the chat room, people are still going to do it whether or not you want them to
espically since its public, and now that youve complained about it

i do get annoyed with the smut sometimes
other times it ammuses me
but i just keep reminding myself that the fmadub chatroom is the most popular/well known one and is the one that most people go into first so thats why that room is the one that is most likely to have smut going on in it

and i do admit that this post has alot of logic to it... i just want to leave you with this:
"get over it"
Zranazrana on December 20th, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC)
The smut has a way of miraculously disappearing when I enter the chat room, so overall there isn't anything for me TO get over.

I'm doing this post as much for the sake of others who I know agree with me as much as for myself, but even more so as a request for people to have SOME decency.
Love me like you love the sun: saiyuki-heal my woundsfish_twin on December 20th, 2004 11:54 pm (UTC)
well from what i can tell, there usually isnt to much smut going on...
but im usually in there from 9pm-6am est so i dont know about the hours that im not in there...
but i think on an average, theres about, a smut rp twice a week in there when im there, and the people usually get distracted as soon as someone else comes in and is usually done when there arent alot of people in there

but yet again, thats just based on the times that im in there
Zranazrana on December 21st, 2004 12:05 am (UTC)
Another reason I'm addressing it now is BEFORE it becomes a big problem. Easier to battle as well...
Love me like you love the sun: gackt-suicidal tendenciesfish_twin on December 21st, 2004 12:12 am (UTC)
true true

but then again, these actions, like i said before, my just encourage it
because if i was one of the non-crack-filled smut RPers, i would read this and then do it more just to piss you off

and i leave my argument for today with that since i need to get up in 5 hours and you and someone else has succesfully put me in a really bad mood to the point where im likely to go beat a small child with a stick
good night
Zranazrana on December 21st, 2004 12:32 am (UTC)
Wow, me inspiring a bad mood, that's not something I can claim to do that often! XD

Actually, the thing that annoys me in chat the most isn't the smut itself, it's coming into chat and finding out that I have to talk in parentheses so that I don't 'ruin' rping that's going on.

And usually when people do something becuase it was pissing someone off, it's so over done that it's rediculously amusing in it's own way. That sort of humor I can take and understand.
Marikaitou_marina on December 20th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)

This is what I was TRYING to say last night, but it's said a lot nicer here because I was in a freaking bad mood yesterday.

I like smut just as much as the next fangirl, but good god, there IS such a thing as:

a. too much of it
b. having some decency and NOT doing it in "public."
CphT, bitches.ladymetaka on December 20th, 2004 11:32 pm (UTC)
my apologies, I know it kinda annoys some people >.o;; **makes a note and tapes it to her wall about being in both chats at once**
Love me like you love the sun: lust newspaper thingfish_twin on December 20th, 2004 11:33 pm (UTC)
i dont have the attention span to be in more than one chat room at a time >>;;
mistressboleyn on December 20th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
Well, I was one of the ones who didn't know about the chat (Either I wasn't yet a member, or I missed the post, something I tend to do), but now I shall try my best to join in on the fun!

... And, er... by fun, I don't mean public cybering. o_o; That's just, noooo thank you!! -___-;
angsty lemon uke: [buh] // sv_chanwabisuke on December 21st, 2004 01:10 am (UTC)
Thanks. I was getting rather uncomfortable with the level of highly sexual roleplaying. So thanks for speaking for the silent party because I'm a member of that party. I'm just not as vocal as others.

I know that no one has control over what anyone else says nor can anyone ban people but I do hope that people can at least consider their actions before they hit the enter key. It's common courtesy. People don't have sex in common public areas so it goes to say that it shouldn't be in the most common chat room, even if it is full of the regulars.

Uh yeah, I won't even be here for a while. *runs off*
Tashatasha_mac on December 21st, 2004 01:38 am (UTC)
Which is why I still advocate moving to IRC. AIM chats just don't give the level of control admin-wise that is required in a community our size.

sidenote: omg Raenef icon! <3<3<3<3
Zranazrana on December 21st, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
AIM is more convenient for most of us, that's why I chose it. I'm too lazy to actually have to admin something or open another program if I don't have to. ^^;; Reasons such as these are probably why I got the sin of 'sloth' when I took a sin test thingie....

And Raenef is Love. XD <3
Tashatasha_mac on December 21st, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
Well, convenience aside, I'm worried that the "talent" will eventually stop agreeing to come, especially if they get stalked afterward. It's to protect the chatters and the talent as well.

Raenef is SO MUCH love. Eclipse encompasses more adult terms, though. XD
Zranazrana on December 21st, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
If the chat grows much more, we might relocate to irc for guest chats--especially if someone can set up a java client for the room for those who don't have mIRC installed on their computers. And as long as a sane person can set up the room to make it so that only certain people can make messages. (we can voice people to ask questions and then unvoice them after a question.)

Raenef is Love. Eclipse is smex. XD
Tashatasha_mac on December 21st, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)
Heh, that's still me. ^_^ I forgot that was you until I checked your userinfo...my bad. ^^;;; Anyway, the channel I set up's still around, so...if you ever do want to relocate, I'm more than willing to give a little easy training to the admins/mods. ^_^

Or, since the mods and admins would need to use an actual client, I'm willing to do the technical aspects of the room. :D
Tashatasha_mac on December 21st, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, and, yes, you took the words right out of my mouth regarding Eclipse. XDXD
patosanpatosan on December 21st, 2004 05:14 am (UTC)
I'm not even from America, but I agree with what you said about the smut rping; even though I'm a big smut fan, there's such a thing as time and place, and consideration for those other fans who are not into it. I'd love to check out the chat room, though, just for fun!

Edited for horrid typos.
Adaadalove on December 21st, 2004 05:14 am (UTC)
Yes, thank you @@;; Sometimes I like watching RPing, but usually...Jeez, can't we just have conversation without me having to constantly hide the window when someone comes in the room, when I'm not even participating in that stuff?! If I want to read it, I'd rather go to a different room and by my own choice ><;;
darjeeling darlingmalika on December 21st, 2004 05:20 am (UTC)
thank you so much XD! like most other people who've commented, I love smut - but not when it's gratuitous RPing in a public chat *guh*
Sydxkesshoux on December 21st, 2004 06:35 am (UTC)
Feel free to shoot me. I was probably the one who started it, corrupted the chat, and brought it to inevitable smuttiness. To all of you who've commented otherwise, yeah, there is a time and a place, I just have this timer in my head that goes off sometimes and says to me "NEED RP NOW YOU CANNOT DENY IT SLDKFJSKDJFAS!" Not to mention every time I try to RP it somehow ends up with smut...I don't know how...it just...does...@_@; I believe I am what you would call "unhealthily perverted" Thank you. x_X; -Shot-
BINGO BINGO BINGO!!: (Ed) huh?darlingrawr on December 21st, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
Wow, yeah. I was wondering if this was going to be brought up? I personally don't like coming into a chat and saying hi while the next line is '& ed PURRED frm his position in ROYS PANTS!!1omgeleventythree'. >_>;;; Perhaps, along with the FMAcrack chat, there ought to be a FMARP room or something? :x

Anyway, thanks. ^^;
Oneiroelpida: Fear Meoneiroelpida on December 21st, 2004 11:55 am (UTC)
I would like to join in with the "Thank you" for addressing this. I don't mind the smut much (I hang out in FMACrack too) but it being in FMADub is just annoying because that room is for discussing FMA and the episodes, not so much for RPing (even if it's not smut). It makes it difficult to hold conversations when you have to constantly type in bubbles and worry about interrupting other people's fun because two people are RPing. So, yeah, thanks for bringing it up :)
thank you for letting me wear your underwear.vanillacat on December 21st, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)
Aye, to what others said. I know that the majority of fans are 16+, but for some of us younger and/or disgisted members, smut is just... smut. I think that sort of RP belongs in a fanficition where others have the option of viewing it, opposed to when you WERE having somewhat cracky fun, that turned rather... erm, interesting.

Rae = 73H L0V3. <3 <3 (More people need to read D.D.)