Mike, I apologize in advance for the tone of this message. I know you
neither condone flaming nor profanity on this list and my 'wrath' will
be brief. It will not extend beyond this post, I can assure you of
No Jade, I've been putting up with your confrontational demeanor since
you joined this list, and at the moment my nerves are somewhat shot from
two months' worth of incompetency from my co-workers and our client.
The *last* thing I'm going to take favorably is for you to get all
bitchy on me while I'm discussing something (civily, mind you) because
YOU'RE tired of hearing about it, especially when your flame didn't make
one goddamn bit of sense given the message it was quoting. Since you're
apparently a little slower than the average farm animal (and about as
evenly-tempered, judging by your past messages) I'll put it in nice,
polite, small-lettered words for you.
1. A discussion came up regarding Blocking and Maka Wara. I mentioned
Athletics' maneuvers inherent immunity to such.
2. Someone disagreed/questioned my conclusions based on his
interpretation of Blocking maneuvers and asked how I would justify
maneuvers that did not fit my 'vision'.
3. I answered. (I'm allowed to answer someone's question, right?) I
also stated that if any readers disagreed with my views on Block, then
they would not agree with my view on Athletics maneuvers. End of
discussion from my point of view.
4. It is mentioned that my view of Block does not fit the video game
that our storytelling system is inspired by. I respond to that.
5. I get flamed by someone who is under the impression that because
we're discussing WHY a rule is in place, that we don't understand the
rule. We're discussing the rule because our views of why the rule
exists are different... because the rule was made by someone with a
specific idea in mind, one that does not fit with how some Gamemasters
interpret that idea.
"As for what Blocking is, or what part of who hits what part of who, or
momentum , who CARES? The rules, for a change, are crystal-clear here."
The rule itself was never in debate. Some, as is their right, have
altered it based on what they know. We are (or were) discussing the
validity of that alteration and why we (or I) agree or disagree.
Obviously, WE feel the need for further debate (I'm finding it
interesting, as I hope the other participants are) if we're still
discussing it, with or without your approval.
If you don't like this conversation, and by scrolling back a few pages
in my Inbox history I can see that you weren't even a PART of it for the
past day or two, then either ignore the goddamn messages or filter them
out. I'm not in Rinaldo's tournament but you don't see me bitching
about all the tourney messages do you? Glass houses, my ass. The last
time I got even remotely pissy at someone was months before you even
*JOINED* our merry little band (Ken's heritage, anyone?). I'd love for
you to try and prove where I've ever gotten confrontational or snitty
over something someone's said unless they've been directly nasty to me
BEFORE I went off on them. And you, my boy, have come rather close many
times. This time you caught me on a bad day.
In conclusion? Don't like it? Don't read it. If the moderator don't
tell us to shut up, what we talk about is none o' your goddamn business.
And I'll be damned if I'm gonna put up with moderator-wannabes telling
me or anyone else on this list that we're not allowed to talk about
something. This has been turning up a lot lately and frankly, I'm
getting a mite sick of it.
But hey, must be my fault, right? After all, Jade's never gotten nasty
with anyone without a reason. That's my (frequent) domain.
See? No big scary letters. Happy?
From: Jade M Prout [mailto:twitchboy@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2000 2:49 PM
Subject: [streetfighter] Calm Down Steve
Who's going off on who? I understood perfectly. You and Pittman were
counting grains of sand. I was just trying to point out that there was
no need for any further debate.
This all began as a *light* discussion about Maka Wara. Now it's 50
messages a day about Block vs Dodge, Arcade vs RPG, Hitler vs Jehova,
and finally Steve vs Jade...
If you interpreted something I typed as a personal assault, then perhaps
you need to adjust your sensitivity levels. Meanwhile, I will refrain
from using big, scary, capital letters.
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