I keep forgetting to upload the pictures for my Steve Wonder strat, so here, have a rambling post about GMy things rattling around my head:
The hardest part about being a GM is the whole SETTING AN EXAMPLE thing, guys. I don’t always want to behave–sometimes I want to be snarky and bitter. Why?
Becuase I don’t like everyone in my guild. By ‘don’t like’ I mean actively dislike/want to reach through the internet and punch in the FACE some people in my guild. It is, however, the nature of running a guild that is more just a social club.
I like raiding, and sometimes to raid I have to include people I don’t like. Sure, I could ask them to leave, but there’s something really awkward about going “Hey, I think you’re kind of a cuntcanoe. Can you please leave?” Besides, someone else will always go “Hey I like that person. If you don’t like them then I’ll leave too!” and next thing I know the guild is made up of only me, Ori, and Fuzzbutt.
That would kind of suck, so I put up with people I don’t like. It’s like work, only I don’t get paid, but I get to have more fun and ride around on a dragon, so whatever. I’ll put up with a lot if I get to ride around on a dragon.
Actually I take that back, no one in the guild irritates me as much as my co-worker. Oh my god, guys. I want /ignore IRL.
Anyway. It’s not as if I just decide not to like someone and that’s it. Let’s take my new shiny co-author for a moment. I used to like James! :) Then…then I did not like James. :( Then James stopped doing whatever it was he was doing that rubbed me the wrong way (seriously I don’t even really remember what it was anymore) and ta-da, I like James again. :)
It’s just a shame that some people are perpetual buttnuggets.
Sometimes, on a bad day, my temper gets the better of me and I explode in a fit of rage. On a better bad day it only explodes in officer chat.
That’s okay, though! I’m really GM becuase 1) I love making new joke ranks and demoting people to them 2) I like changing the tabard! and
3) no one else wants the job. 3) gkicking vocal Star Wars fans is fun.
I’m sure it’s the same for officers, too–it’s a fine line to walk.
Fine lines can dig into the feet, but falling off hurts more.