Far be it for me to point fingers, but I have been doing this a long time and people are constantly doing things in rp that just rub me the wrong way. Let's start from the top: 1) Refusal to diversify characters/plots - This has to be my number one pet peeve. More specifically it bothers me when I see things like .... rpers who refuse to play anything other than male characters, rpers who refuse to play anything other than male slash, rpers who refuse to play anything other than dramatically angsty plots, and the list goes on and on. Get. some. variety. I understand that people discover what they like and then want to keep doing it, but aren't creative people generally a people who like to broaden their horizons? Limiting ourselves to a box is exactly what I wouldn't expect us to do. 2) "RP Royalty" - No you did not invent rp. I will not treat you like you did. Unless you were sitting on the banks of the Nile scribbling Egyptian hieroglyphics onto a freaking papyrus scroll with a lake reed as the creation of literature as we know it began dawning around the world you have a claim to the invention of NOTHING connected to what we do. Stop harassing other people because you feel like they 'stole' your idea for a small, Midwestern high school rp. You also didn't invent small towns. You didn't invent the Midwest. You didn't invent high school. Get over yourself. I put that title in quotes because I can't take it seriously. Literally the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of in my life. 3) Cliques - Mentioning this is almost cliche because the rping community has made it so. Since that is the case I won't complain about it any further. Everyone has experienced this enough to know what bothers me about it anyway. 4) Passionless RP - Maybe this is just something I've experienced too often, but I hate it when other rpers are flaccid about plotting. There's a sense of 'Well, I'm here so tell me an idea and I'll tell you whether I'll do it or not'. That's not collaboration. That's laziness. Suggest weird stuff! Have an idea about how to make things better! Don't just lay there like a dead fish waiting for an amazing new plot to come your way. If you do it like that you'll never get anything you really want. Getting that off my chest felt surprisingly good. >> Anyone else have a little piece of their soul die every time they see an rper do a specific thing?