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  •  I have no issues with someone... (0+ / 0-)

    ...being grossed out by the guy.  His publicly-stated views are repugnant to me, too.

    I DO have a big problem with attacking someone for a hobby when that hobby is not all there is to the person, nor does it have anything to do with his personal beliefs.

    The note he sent to another character in the game as "Chazz Darling" is NOT Rush's viewpoint, nor is it likely to be how he really thinks.  I can't stress that enough.  An actor is NOT the role.  Chazz was a creep, yes, and the note is creepy, but it was consistent with the role Rush was playing.

    Christopher Walkin plays creepy characters all the time and we don't try to equate his beliefs with that of his character!  It's flat-out STUPID.

    "Chazz's" note is also not a rape-fantasy: he's not offering to do any such thing to the character.  He used it as a kind of warped emphasis in his comment about something the other character was doing that "Chazz" thought was stupid.  He was being a troll, in other words.  It's a snarky comment, nothing more.

    I've played many characters who's personal beliefs did not match my own in any way.  I've played villains; they can be FUN.  I've played murderers and gang-members, honest folk and heroic people.  Are you going to dare to make the same ridiculous leap of logic and call ME a real killer, villain, gang-member etc, because of some roles I've played?  I've played God of War.  Am I Kratos?  No.  I've played a ghost, too.  I'm not a ghost in real life...

    The GOP's bad-habits of trying to limit our rights has nothing to do with a game, either.  I'm sure there are WOW players in the GOP, or even other LARPers, they just don't tell anyone, like it's some kind of dark secret.  This kind of nonsense is just one reason why we tend to not tell people of our role-playing hobbies.  No one likes to be called evil just because they found it fun to play an evil character.

    I am female.  I have been raped and I think we are chewing on an admittedly foolish fellow for the WRONG THING.  Chew on his stated beliefs and hoped-for policy, not a hobby that has NOTHING to do with those policies or his beliefs.

    If we acknowledge our fears, then we must also acknowledge the consequences of our actions when we react to those fears. Hate is based on fear, fear comes from a lack of understanding. When you understand, it is more difficult to hate.

    by TheProgressiveAlien on Wed May 07, 2014 at 10:54:45 AM PDT

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