[dragon] On "Whining"
qamar53 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 2 08:23:30 EDT 2002
I made my point. You, however sure didn't make one.
>From: Jim Chalder <darkangel at gci.net>
>Reply-To: dragon at michonline.com
>To: dragon at michonline.com
>Subject: Re: [dragon] On "Whining"
>Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 23:02:08 -0800
>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. =20
>>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 storylin=
>>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=
>>deck discussion and ideals upon strategy. I came on this list to obser=
>>because hell, that's what Dragon's do. In 3 months, I got better at th=
>>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=20
>>ideas about your 'vote' for Season of the Dragon and the direction of t=
>>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 =
>>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 ab=
>>>the stuff that's happened lately with storyline. It's going to involv=
>>>of a rant, so if you're not in the mood don't read. I especially don'=
>>>to hear any "I hate you"'s, so if that's your response, quit reading n=
>>>However, it may help to hear the perspective of the little guy in this=
>>>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=20
>>>but not Koteis and the like).
>>>I've been playing L5R for about a year now. I got into Dragon b/c I=20
>>>their story. And let's face it, until Oni's Fury and Shiro Mirumoto=20
>>>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 cle=
>>>all the clans, it seems as though we fight corruption more than almost=
>>>(internally that is). There is a lot of solidarity on this point as w=
>>>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,=
>>>like that part of our story. The reasons are irrelevant. The fact=20
>>>that they'd like to see us corrupted as hell - basically in the same b=
>>>most of the other clans have been at one point or another, except mayb=
>>>from what I can tell. I could be wrong, but that's my read. When=20
>>>who gets a chance to do so, and does so not out of loyalty to the clan=
>>>for spite and to wreck a story that means a lot to some of us, it piss=
>>>off. And I think that's what you have here - you've got some folks wh=
>>>fought very hard for a long time to keep the clan pure. You've got so=
>>>others who have become part of the clan b/c they identify with that. =
>>>you've got those who want to screw over the first two groups. You als=
>>>some who just recognize that there's strength in Dragon now and want t=
>>>capitalize on that strength, but that's not really what we're talking=20
>>>here. Do the first two groups have a right to be pissed when somethin=
>>>they've worked hard for is in danger? Damn right. It's a free countr=
>>>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 =
>>>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 d=
>>>thing I can do about it. It's a game, I won't lose sleep over it, but=
>>>still takes a bit of the fun out of it. For those of us who are into =
>>>because of the story, it's a tough pill to swallow.
>>>Dragon Clan Monk * Tattooed * Angry
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