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Offline NeroonTopic starter

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The Suspension of Disbelief
« on: August 12, 2009, 07:10:56 PM »
It is, of course, obvious that this is my first entry here.  Part of the reason I've not blogged here before has been work, part of it a simple lack of inspiration and part of it the fact that I already blog on WordPress.  However, it is high time I started blogging here on Elliquiy.  Those who are familiar with my sense of humour will be hardly surprised at the tone of what I write and to any unfamiliar with my sense of humour, I can only ask that you forgive me.

You see, I spend a great deal of time at Elliquiy, the place that is, in my opinion, one of the best places to be the net.  I do, it must be said, frequent other places online and feel perfectly at home in a couple of them.  Yet, in the end, I have to conclude that Elliquiy is special.  The people here are nice and pleasant, by and large, the standards of writing are good and it is a place that is open and accepting of othersí points of view, kinks and other miscellaneous quirks.  Indeed, I know of few forums that would create a third option for gender, so that people in indeterminate sex could have a place to call their own.  Such an option is perhaps one of the reasons why, by and large, Elliquiyís members are so honest.

So you can imagine my feelings of outrage and betrayal when I found out that alady vampire with whom I was role playing such steamy scenes of hot haemovore action was not what she claimed to be.  Her anatomy, in real life, was quite different from as advertised and, let me tell you, it cast a distinct pall over the virtual necking we were doing.

You see, she was not, in fact, a vampire.

You might argue that it should not matter to me as, after all, the storyís the thing, isnít it, not the writer.  But I simply canít get past it.  How can I ever let her character bite mine in the jugular again, when I know that she lacks the dentition to do so in real life.  I can suspend my disbelief so far, but this would be hanging it by the neck.

I tell you, this situation is a right pain in the neck and I will be petitioning the rest of the staff to put a stop to such an outrage.  How can they knowingly allow people in who can write so convincingly that I would believe that they are of a completely different dietary type.

There is only one solution that will satisfy me: they must demand that every one here furnish proof of their dietary status and blood group immediately.  Or that they can, at least, do dental screenings of prospective members.  If they donít, who knows where this will end.  I mean, Iím already starting to look suspiciously at that werewolf  Iím thinking of starting a game with.

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 07:28:50 PM »
I ran into the same situation recently. :-( Except he wasn't writing a convincing vampire...

Could have sworn he was an elf, though.

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 07:48:45 PM »
*sighs and wishes she was an elf* My therapist is of the opinion that I'm otherkin, and was an elf in a previous life.

Offline Enmuro

Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 12:04:33 PM »
But on the internet nobody knows you're a dog!... Or a vampire, elf, short order cook, etc.  Hmm, a vampire elf short order cook would actually make a sweet char.

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009, 01:06:10 PM »
*sighs and wishes she was an elf* My therapist is of the opinion that I'm otherkin, and was an elf in a previous life.

*wishes she was in a state with such understanding therapists.*

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009, 05:31:46 PM »
Karren lives in Utah, just like me.  >:)

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009, 08:13:37 AM »
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There is only one solution that will satisfy me: they must demand that every one here furnish proof of their dietary status and blood group immediately.  Or that they can, at least, do dental screenings of prospective members.  If they donít, who knows where this will end.  I mean, Iím already starting to look suspiciously at that werewolf  Iím thinking of starting a game with.

*gigglesnort*

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2009, 10:21:26 AM »
I've always believed that sincerity is the key to success.

Once you learn to fake that you can learn to do anything.

Offline Sho

Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009, 02:04:33 PM »
This is fantastic, Neroon. Love it!

Offline Kurzyk

Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2009, 02:48:15 PM »
Yea. You know Neroon I take offense to this blog. In a Demon roleplay I was recently in I was asked if my wings were real, and furthermore if I would consent to a dental examination with posting the results for her to view.

They obviously took your suggestion and it's now spreading across the E community. I even heard another member shouting that they have a list of fake beings passing as human. There's even talk of a registration act?

Look I don't mean to be critical but I don't think this course of action is healthy for the community; a place where freedom is encouraged, and individual liberties are cherished.

Just my two cents.

Offline Bubblez

Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2009, 09:02:39 PM »
I loved this..Great Job..

Oh ya, if we have to register...,

I am putting in anything and everything as my designation.......*laughing naughtily*

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2009, 01:28:04 AM »
I know of a guy who pretends to be a banana.

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2009, 07:15:34 AM »
But does he enjoy hard vore?

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2009, 07:45:36 AM »
hahaha!

Offline Cythieus

Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2009, 04:36:19 PM »
But does he enjoy hard vore?

We posted this gif of a girl ramming a Banana down her throat and he got all offended.

Offline Kenshin

Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2009, 07:32:03 PM »
I am confused? People advertise to be vampires and demons in real life here?

Offline Will

Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2009, 09:22:44 PM »
As it should be, yes?  Could you imagine writing a vampire RP with someone who's not a vampire?  It's a little crazy.

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2009, 09:55:34 AM »
In real life I'm usually a cirrus cloud though sometimes I'm a AAA battery and even a woman. I like to play sore throat lozenges on E. No offense.

Offline Meri

Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2009, 02:11:36 PM »
Cough, cough, cough.  My throat hurts.

Offline Thufir Hawat

Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2009, 08:06:21 AM »
I am confused? People advertise to be vampires and demons in real life here?
Not any more than I am a werewolf ;D. The post consists of maxed-out irony.
I liked it.

Offline Chevalier des Poissons

Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2009, 11:04:27 AM »
I am confused? People advertise to be vampires and demons in real life here?

No, no. I tell the truth: I am a golden saint serving the Goddess Athena.

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2009, 03:00:04 PM »
Hmmm Athena was served by golden bees or was that an owl.  So which are you, Shambler?

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2009, 03:08:32 PM »
=S You don't know an anime called Saint Seiya?

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2009, 04:03:00 PM »
I confess, I do not.

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Re: The Suspension of Disbelief
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2009, 07:46:12 PM »
Yea. You know Neroon I take offense to this blog. In a Demon roleplay I was recently in I was asked if my wings were real, and furthermore if I would consent to a dental examination with posting the results for her to view.

They obviously took your suggestion and it's now spreading across the E community. I even heard another member shouting that they have a list of fake beings passing as human. There's even talk of a registration act?

Look I don't mean to be critical but I don't think this course of action is healthy for the community; a place where freedom is encouraged, and individual liberties are cherished.

Just my two cents.

...I had the same thing happen. I mean, wtf? Hello? What's going on here? Should I be afraid of police coming at my door to check if I'm an Angel?