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RPG announcement

Just a heads up to anyone who's interested that ljs for George W. Bush (fratboydoesgood) and Nicolas Sarkozy (sarko_le_grand) are now live.  The user info pages and maiden posts should be finished sometime this weekend.  The ljs are set up for participation in the political RPG community worldaffairs; posts will find their subject matter in RL events, but will be presented from a slightly skewed point of view.  The aim is satire, not serious discussion.  Also, slashy innuendos might occur from time to time (though I hardly think George will be involved in any way), so if that bothers you, be warned.

I already know how some of you feel about the community, so there's no need to repeat your objections this time around.  ;-)

A lot of players and characters have gone MIA over the last year (including the original Sarkozy), so if you think you might like to pick up a character and join us, please don't feel shy.


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Jan. 19th, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
Can I still just say "ew"? A tiny little "ew"? Because... EW! ;-p

vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvsez (Hum. Lestat seemed to have something to add as well but don't ask me to translate, lol)
Jan. 19th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
All right, I guess an "ew" is allowed. ;-)

Needless to say, I wasn't expecting you to rush out and friend either one of them, lol. It will probably be the same two or three people who participate/follow the community now, and that's it. I'd hoped that maybe George might draw some Americans in, but when almost no one took me up on my request for ideas about things to include on his interests list, I gave up on that idea.

I wish we could get Ségolène in the game, but there's a limit to what I can write. Angie's already being shortchanged, and that's not good given that Germany is currently holding the EU presidency.

Jan. 21st, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Well, you know what I think. I think most people are either a bit weirded out, or just not interested by the RPG RPS part of your game. If it wasn't about writing in the first person for a political figure, but was just talking about a certain person's politics from an external pov, even if it was all about poking fun, I bet you'd get more people.
Jan. 22nd, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Well, with or without the slash, if it weren't about writing in the first peson for a political figure, it wouldn't be an RPG, would it? Actually, the only reason I made this a public post was to see if it sparked comment from anyone new. I thought that hearing that Bush was going to be joining the community in all his scary ineptness might bring out some of the Americans on my flist, but apart from desert_rifka no one bit. So I went back to a filtered post when I asked for ideas about nicknames George might give his counterparts in the game.

As to more people getting involved if it were just third-person political discussion, no, I don't think that would happen. I've already been told on a couple of occasions that politics is boring and not something most people on my flist care about.
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)
Well, no, it wouldn't be a RPG, but that's why it might attract more people then. I know I'd be interested for one, but will never be (quite the opposite obviously, lol) as long as it's a RPG. To me, it's not the political side that's boring, it's the RPG RPS side. Well, boring's not the word but you know what I mean, lol. And I know quite a few people on my flist are interested in politics for example, but not in the RPGing of politics. So I was just saying. But maybe you just don't have a politically oriented flist. Have you posted about the RPG in other political communities? I'm pretty sure there are more than one political discussions communities on lj, no? You might find people there, who knows.
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