I hate when people attach OOC notes to their posts because they feel the need to explain their pup's feelings. HATE it. The pup is the pup and should be able to stand on his or her own. It's why I only do it when I need to explain a plot point or set up t. I hate the fact that anyone has to do it because they're afraid of getting flamed. For all the people running around about how mature they are and how this is just a game and IC does not equal OOC, etc., there should be no possible need for OOC notes in posts. Well, I've been flamed for Will's last post by the owner of the Tammys. I just noticed that she deleted her post to me, but since it was written in my pup's journal and I felt the need to defend myself, I want to show what she originally said. I don't think it can piss her of any more than she already is. I'm totally at a loss for words and the attack actually made me break down in tears because I honestly thought she of all people would get it. Anyway, this was the response:
[Original comment deleted as it was brought to my attention that the intention was to label it as 'private' though that didn't happen. If it had, I would never have made it public.]
If this had been written IC to my pup, that would have been one thing and he could have been all properly chagrined, etc. But it was very blatantly written OOC to ME and that's not cool and reeks of hypocrisy. I know that the boys have been nommed for trio in the past and I know that the Kevin storyline has gotten some attention. Will is not thinking of the boys being a trio right now. He's not thinking about much but it being him and Orli. Seriously. WILL. Not me. I really used to get a kick out of all this stuff, but now I just feel sick about it.
I've had a diet Pepsi and banished my headache, watched some "Ghost Hunters" and refrained from hurling my computer out of the window (the latter being the most important since I heart my Mac). I wanted to say a few things now that I'm feeling better.
My last OOC post was not meant to be an indictment of the Tammys. It was making a point about how awful it is to have an IC thing attacked by someone OOC. It really sucks, especially because I am not shy about expressing myself OOC and dealing with that. But when I'm attacked by muns for something my pup said? Man, that really upsets me, especially when it's surrounding something that's meant to be silly fun for the pups.
(Cordelia's mun did it to me years ago and it sucked enough for me to still remember it after all this time. Honestly, this stuff stays with me even if no one else cares. BTW, Kara's mun had her pup do something I never saw but heard about in response to something my pup said, and I appreciated the thought even if what my pup said had nothing to do with her. See? There's a difference. It was an in game, though misdirected, attack.)
And anyone who knows my pup knows that he tends to go off on a tangent when something sparks a thought in his head. If a pup had written and said the same things, his reaction would most likely have been, "Yeah? Well...you... Um... I can't be expected to actually pay attention to what I'm ranting about," and I would have been laughing at how stupid my boy can be. It's not personal when a pup gets what might be coming to him. It's personal when a mun gets reamed for writing a bit of fiction for her fictional character. This, this, this is what really pissed me off. Not the Tammys.
I'm not pulling Will from the awards and I don't want anyone thinking I hate the awards or the people behind them. I'm hurt and I'm upset, but I'm not going to badmouth the intention behind the awards. Honestly, it gives me a laugh if Will or Orli win anything they're nominated for, and when they don't, it's still nice to know people are thinking about them. AND when Will's not nominated for something he thinks he should be (hottest body part or something like that), he might get miffed but I usually look at the other nominees and go "Ohhh, yeah." Yes, I have gone, "Who's that?" on occasion, but it's my understanding that that's the point behind opening this stuff up to everyone in every comm in an attempt to make it seem less exclusive or divisive than it's seemed in the past (that's my take on it, anyway).
I know there's been a lot of drama surrounding the Tammys every year (which is why I didn't blink when they were brought to a close before), and I can understand a lot of it on both sides, trust me. But that doesn't mean that I want people to use my experience as an excuse to go off on the awards themselves. I wasn't out to prove a point about them. Will could have easily ranted about selfish, shallow actors and awards season and gotten thwapped by his own husband, but he decided to tie two things together (criticism of Oscar campaigning and his own crankiness because they were on his mind at the same time). So, if you're feeling inclined to address someone with complaints on my or my pup's behalf, please, respectfully, don't. I appreciate the support, but I don't think it's fair to make one assumption based on something else.
I'm leaving up Will's post and I'm leaving up my last OOC post. Anyone who saw them will see this, too.
And now my headache's back, damn it. *goes in search of drugs*
As a way to maintain my sanity without totally giving up on my refusal to explain away Will's rants or emotional outbursts, from now on there will be a code included in said posts. Whenever you see ooc: Caution - hot coffee, go ahead and translate that to "IC=/=OOC! The views of the pup are not the views of the mun. If you have problems with him and what he's said, feel free to have your pup confront him and leave me out of it. Peace out, yo."
Thanks to Snake's mun for bringing it up so I could steal it for my java junkie boy :D