[dragon] On "Whining"
darkangel at gci.net
Mon Sep 2 00:02:08 EDT 2002
Meglomania is so entertaining to watch :)
At 09:38 PM 9/1/02, you wrote:
>I really want you guys to be mad, and angry, especially at me. Absolutely.
>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
>tournaments, or the tainted deck keeps making waves, the Dragon will
>continue to go in said direction!
>Take the fate of the clan into your hands and -win-! I see very little
>deck discussion and ideals upon strategy. I came on this list to observe,
>because hell, that's what Dragon's do. In 3 months, I got better at the
>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
>ideas about your 'vote' for Season of the Dragon and the direction of the
>clan in general; all the best intentions mean nothing if you can't back
>them up with action.
>The Onisu of Regret is right. You sit in your mountain and talk about the
>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 about all
>>the stuff that's happened lately with storyline. It's going to involve a bit
>>of a rant, so if you're not in the mood don't read. I especially don't want
>>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, those
>>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 misread
>>- just a recognition of what keeps folks like myself playing in local shops
>>but not Koteis and the like).
>>I've been playing L5R for about a year now. I got into Dragon b/c I liked
>>their story. And let's face it, until Oni's Fury and Shiro Mirumoto there
>>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 anyone
>>(internally that is). There is a lot of solidarity on this point as well -
>>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, don't
>>like that part of our story. The reasons are irrelevant. The fact remains
>>that they'd like to see us corrupted as hell - basically in the same boat as
>>most of the other clans have been at one point or another, except maybe Crane
>>from what I can tell. I could be wrong, but that's my read. When someone
>>who gets a chance to do so, and does so not out of loyalty to the clan but
>>for spite and to wreck a story that means a lot to some of us, it pisses me
>>off. And I think that's what you have here - you've got some folks who have
>>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. And
>>you've got those who want to screw over the first two groups. You also have
>>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 about
>>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 running
>>the risk of corruption because of someone's choice. One person. Not the
>>whole clan. Not even really a trend. Just someone with something to prove.
>>And, because it's a game and life has greater demands, there's not a damn
>>thing I can do about it. It's a game, I won't lose sleep over it, but it
>>still takes a bit of the fun out of it. For those of us who are into L5R
>>because of the story, it's a tough pill to swallow.
>>Dragon Clan Monk * Tattooed * Angry
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