[dragon] On "Whining"
qamar53 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 2 06:38:01 EDT 2002
I really want you guys to be mad, and angry, especially at me. Absolutel=
I totally deserve it. That's totally fine.
Hate me first! I'm number one! Woohoo!
You know what though? As long as I keep getting Top Dragon at storyline=20
tournaments, or the tainted deck keeps making waves, the Dragon will=20
continue to go in said direction!
Take the fate of the clan into your hands and -win-! I see very little d=
discussion and ideals upon strategy. I came on this list to observe,=20
because hell, that's what Dragon's do. In 3 months, I got better at the=20
clan than people who have been 'loyal' for 3 years. And I got results.
Go out and get results. Don't waste time with your idle banter. Your id=
about your 'vote' for Season of the Dragon and the direction of the clan =
general; all the best intentions mean nothing if you can't back them up w=
The Onisu of Regret is right. You sit in your mountain and talk about th=
direction of the clan, but never do anything about it.
T. Scott Hadsall
>From: Togashiheijin at aol.com
>Reply-To: dragon at michonline.com
>To: dragon at michonline.com
>Subject: [dragon] On "Whining"
>Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 01:22:47 EDT
>I want to express my opinion about why some folks are pretty pissed abou=
>the stuff that's happened lately with storyline. It's going to involve =
>of a rant, so if you're not in the mood don't read. I especially don't=20
>to hear any "I hate you"'s, so if that's your response, quit reading now.
>However, it may help to hear the perspective of the little guy in this,=20
>of us who don't get to go to big tournaments b/c we've got things like
>families and jobs and such (not a bust on competitive players, don't=20
>- just a recognition of what keeps folks like myself playing in local sh=
>but not Koteis and the like).
>I've been playing L5R for about a year now. I got into Dragon b/c I lik=
>their story. And let's face it, until Oni's Fury and Shiro Mirumoto the=
>wasn't much other reason to be into Dragon, at least that's my take on
>things. One of the things that I liked about Dragon is that we're clean=
>all the clans, it seems as though we fight corruption more than almost=20
>(internally that is). There is a lot of solidarity on this point as wel=
>corrupt Dragon is something people notice, b/c it's the exception.
>Now, I've come to learn that there are those who, for whatever reason,=20
>like that part of our story. The reasons are irrelevant. The fact rema=
>that they'd like to see us corrupted as hell - basically in the same boa=
>most of the other clans have been at one point or another, except maybe=20
>from what I can tell. I could be wrong, but that's my read. When someo=
>who gets a chance to do so, and does so not out of loyalty to the clan b=
>for spite and to wreck a story that means a lot to some of us, it pisses=
>off. And I think that's what you have here - you've got some folks who=20
>fought very hard for a long time to keep the clan pure. You've got some
>others who have become part of the clan b/c they identify with that. An=
>you've got those who want to screw over the first two groups. You also=20
>some who just recognize that there's strength in Dragon now and want to
>capitalize on that strength, but that's not really what we're talking ab=
>here. Do the first two groups have a right to be pissed when something
>they've worked hard for is in danger? Damn right. It's a free country.
>So - if that sounds like whining, bite me. It blows that the clan's=20
>the risk of corruption because of someone's choice. One person. Not th=
>whole clan. Not even really a trend. Just someone with something to=20
>And, because it's a game and life has greater demands, there's not a dam=
>thing I can do about it. It's a game, I won't lose sleep over it, but i=
>still takes a bit of the fun out of it. For those of us who are into L5=
>because of the story, it's a tough pill to swallow.
>Dragon Clan Monk * Tattooed * Angry
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