The Great Divide To quote a great man: “You know what really grinds my gears?”
This sentence: “I’m almost always put into the dominant role. I always have to play dominant, so I’d love to for once play a more submissive role/bottom power bottom.”
Seems fair enough right? Normal? But like, why does this seem so common? Has everyone had the same RP career as each other? I don't know. I’ve never had that happen to me. In my humble and worthless opinion, If you’ve played only dominants it’s not because you were forced or goaded into it. If you wanted to play a submissive/bottom trust me: you could've. There is always someone around to play with you. And if you prefer submissive/bottom roles (whether that's all the time or just for the moment) ...why can't we just all be honest about that?
Why do we have to dress it up beforehand? Oh: “I’m burned out on playing tops and dominants and no longer do it.”, Oh: “I’m bound to be the dominant role in all my rps.”, Oh: “I don’t do whiny subs”, Oh: “My bottoms...Aren’t Like Other Bottoms™. They have personality/are feisty/bite back.”
But if everyone says that in their req thread, then wouldn’t that make all bottoms pretty much the same? I, personally, don’t mind if a bottom is whiny or clingy. As long as he has some other personality traits too.
I’m not saying any of these statements are lies, per se. But after seeing almost the same thing from everyone, it just...starts to ring false after awhile. Like they’re buzzwords or something. Everyone throws it in because it’s a thing to say that might attract partners.
Sometimes I think: Where was I when all these people played all these dominants? Not saying I’m a super experienced rper. I’ve just been around for some years, seeing the same names...with the same sentences.
I really don't mind it all that much, it just bugs me when I see people trying to justify themselves for no reason. Like: you don’t have to plead your case to me or anything? Let’s just be upfront and have some fun.