Okay, I’m just warning you guys that this is inevitably going to turn into a rant. I’m going to try and keep it objective, but this is a major peeve of mine, so I can’t guarantee.
Warning over… Let’s talk about this bullshit practice of face claims.
I go around my RP site of choice lately and I see a Roleplay I think it’s pretty interesting, but when I go take a look this is what I see…
I’m all for supporting people’s right to RP anyway they want, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit the fact that I think GMs who do this should be kneed in the groin as hard as humanly possible until they agree to just fucking stop!
Wow, that escalated a lot quicker than I expected. *sigh* Let’s start over.
My problem with face claims is that a) it’s so unbelievably lazy, b) those fucking gifs are incredibly annoying and c) deciding what someone else’s character should look like is not okay on my book. I’ll be fair and say that 90% of the GMs who do this will let you change the face claim, but you know what… That doesn’t redeem them because they’ll still insist you use one. Yep. Back before I started SOE I was unable to join some RPs I wanted because of their stupid face claim rule. Back then though it wasn’t every other RP, now it is.
You know what I’m like when it comes to my characters. Is there any chance in hell I’m going to just plaster Ryan Gosling’s face on one of them and be like “this is what he looks like”? Hahahaha… Fuck no! =_=
I know I’m always saying that RPing is a game and it should be just for fun and stuff, but it’s a WRITING game. If you’re not allowing written descriptions in your WRITING game, then I think you’re missing the fucking point!
My roleplays’ character sheets require a written description. It can be a brief one, but it needs to be there. You want to add pictures, suuure, but fucking write something first!
And no gifs. Just… no gifs… I can’t understand why people do this. I don’t want to have to look at some pretty actor’s face twitching endlessly every time I open a character sheet. Just no. Just… Stop it. Stop doing that. For all that’s sacred and holy in this world… FUCKING STOP.
I’m okay. >.>