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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
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 :)