So I have been emphatically reminded exactly why I quit LARPing, and only after a weekend of dealing with LARPers.
I know I should view this as a service that was rendered to me by these LARPers, but I'm still irritated enough by the behavior exhibited, despite the fact that GAH good FUCKING CHRIST I am NEVAR going to deal with those people again !1!!!1ONEoneoneONE2
So over there, somewhere else, we have Party A having a tizzyfit about events at a con that happened. WAAAH, THING A SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED NOT THING B, WAAAAH I NEED TO HAVE THIS FIXED IMMEDIATELY, BECAUSE IT GOT FUCKED UP BY SOMEBODY ELSE, I HAVE NO CULPABILITY FOR IT, WAAAH.
Party B, Party C, and Party D chime in with the correct answers to this tizzyfit, and manage to do this without being egregiously offensive.
Party E throws in a rather nasty bit of criticism that I'll just quote below:
Since I'm currently sitting here with George, I happen to know a lot of what is going on. Now here's my obvious recommendation -- contact your STs FIRST -- not the Coords. This was not a Coordinator "OOC mistake" at all -- in fact, this was the STs and Coordinator communicating and doing something in regards to a game of personal horror. I realize that what has happened might not make you happy, however not everything in a game makes you happy or warm and fuzzy. If there are questions - please E-MAIL the Coord/STs (cc'ing both parties).
And as a side note, vagueness gets you no where, and George doesn't read LJ because George thinks (his quote) people are far too passive-agressive on here.
Now before reading this post I'm irritated. After reading it, I'm REALLY FUCKING irritated. And I debate about why I'm irritated.
There are three people whose fault it might be, I decide:
A: the person who started the thread to whine about how the Coord did something That Was Teh WRong@1!!!1!1ONEoneONEone2--
B: the person who quoted George's little comment into a 'sidebar' in one of the most egregious acts of passive-aggressiveness I've ever seen in a textual medium, or
C: George, who got quoted.
George was, I suspect, not talking into the forum, given that George does, indeed, not read LiveJournal, so he's probably right out. I know George doesn't, because I know George awfully well myself, and George really just doesn't enjoy LJ. He's used that exact quote in talking to me about it, and hey- it's his time. He should do what he wants with it, neh?
The person who started the tizzyfit is not really responsible either: this person seems to have gotten data that he or she wanted, and moved forward with that in hand.
So it all comes down to George's houseguest.
FUCK, people. If someone says 'The forum of discussion is fucking juvenile and sucks the ass of Satan', this is probably NOT an appropriate sidebar to perpetuate intelligent conversation in that forum, nor is it going to make anyone who finds said forum of discussion non-juvenile and non-Satan-felching regard anything George says without remembering that quote.
Nicely done, oh guest of George. Nicely fucking done, you willfully-ignorant louse-ridden pustulent puerile bitchass fucktarded fucking fucker's fuck.
Okay, that's out of my system now.
I am posting this OFF a public forum and over to here because posting it over there would perhaps be rude. This is not intended to make anybody feel on the spot, this is not intended to qualify as a public excoriation. If it was intended to be a public excoriation, I'd fucking post it on the appropriate LJ community and let it get read by all and sundry. It's over here- under a cut- and the names of anyone involved who's on LJ are left out. Your anonymity is being preserved, and it's over here so that that can be the case. If you want to throw a tizzyfit about being publically humiliated on my journal, well, that's going to be the first anybody's mentioned who you are. So that's your lookout. Me, I'd keep my trap shut.