Post by Disgraced Garou on Jun 1, 2020 13:47:45 GMT -5
I was in 8th grade I think when I first made an account here, so late '09/early '10. Was just a shithead middle schooler who couldn't rp a coherent paragraph back then. Now I'm just a normal shithead. Been on and off since college but always glad to come back and see the same people.
Saw the site in 2004 or so, made a really cringy and extremely bad King Cold join app, took it serious in 2007 and joined as Chill...while not being a chill person to write with (sorry folks), changed into Halcyon and well...ragequit after a rather..."at the time at least" example of what a shitfest some battles turned out to be. Though I did attempt to rejoin a few times afterwards, I couldn't keep my attention and thus kinda faded away into obscurity.
Anyway, I joined as Tasuda, and if I remember correctly, I think I was the only Namekian at the time, I know there was a Nail, but can't remember if they started before or after me. I joined an Alliance and we became the Ascended Knight. We had Chrono, Future Gohan, and Yamcha. All of whom I'm friends with to this day. I had a ton of fun back in the day and even became staff and a co-admin at one point. Looking at the archive, I had about 1,778 posts hahaha. I eventually added a 2nd character, Jynx to my list of characters, who was a Changeling/Alien back when customer races and 2nd characters were just getting going.
I also created an AMV for a saga. So many memories.
Ten years ago, in 2011. My long time play-by-email RPG shut down, so I was looking for somewhere to write. I even wrote the RP portion of my join form in first person, given that's what I was used to. I played a few different characters before taking up an original around 2013, "Elemento". Activity was hit or miss for lots of reasons until 2017. Been as active as I can since then, took up Tien as well in 2018. Infrequent poster, but stories going strong.
Post by Maximillion on Mar 18, 2021 18:59:57 GMT -5
15 years ago. Seems it's always March/April when I'm doing a vibe check on this place and deciding whether or not rejoining is finally safe to do lol
My story is an uncomfortable but typical one for the DBZ RP fandom.
I kept joining forums run by toxic clowns. I was new to the DBZ fandom, and I thought this foul behavior was the norm and would mirror the behavior that the popular/well-respected players exhibited, but it would usually see me banned in short order, often followed by the site/forum itself shutting down maybe a month or two later. Communities treated their players like shit, in spite of players being the lifeblood of a roleplay community. In return, players would act like toxic little shits *BACK*, staff would kneejerk like crazy, and the sites would implode not that long after conception.
I played on Chubbs before Alex's, and they were about that toxicity and assholery, yet another site whose staff could dish it out, but couldn't take even a fraction of what they doled out. After being gaslighted into believing I was the problem, and "being given multiple chances", I finally declined probably the 5th offer I had to come back to Chubbs for much of the same. Because Alex's was doing this whole trashy rap game-style feud with Chubbs, I figured that *surely* Chubbs' competitors MUST be a better option than Chubbs was.
As others have said, this community was pretty vile in the days when I was a member. Staff could be exceedingly petty, and they could totally fuck up your entire ADBZ experience if you so much as brought it up in conversation, let alone complained about it. I was constantly having my Trainings/Updates and Alliance Transactions illegally hijacked by staff for dumb racist shit (because dumb people think dumb shit is funny). People like to say racists don't have internet connections, but I respectfully agree to disagree.
I finally ended up quitting, after which I was banned, in the trashy but typical "YOU CAN'T QUIT, YER FIIIIRRREEED!" fashion. At least until I rejoined in April 2020 and was trying to get through my damage from my LAST stint on Alex's, when Azazel (not Alex, the creep with the Hellsing avatars/signatures) went full retard and banned me from the forums for lulz. Which he apparently was making a reputation for himself for doing, while crying that "I never ban or kick for no reason", even as he's doing exactly that.
I have played Fangs the Vampire, Tottepo (the one who was actually played WELL), and my current character Maximillion. I'm still a straightshooter, but I don't mirror the behavior of malignant narcissistic types anymore. My block/leave game is on fleek, and I am at an age now where I just don't have the mental/emotional capital for internet retardation anymore.
I've heard Alex's is finally entering a new and peaceful era, and hopefully I'm not just being a gullible idiot and setting myself up for more of the same of what I experienced before. But if I never try, if this old dog never learns new tricks, well... that's how people get stuck in their heads, complacent and their ideologies become stagnant and obsolete.
I was Papa Bush. Itachi got me to join. Then I rejoined as Cell Jr and tried a different approach to rp Razak invited me to rejoin (Deadpool).
Just setting the intention here - Looking to take collab with other players for some good times. I don't care about being the best. I care about having a good time and contributing to the environment here.
Presently I work very demanding work hours (70 hours a week, every other weekend off).
I recognize some old names, especially Max.
Last Edit: Mar 18, 2021 22:30:17 GMT -5 by Deadpool
I'm looking to collab with other writers. Open to feedback on my role-plays.