☼~RPer's Anonymous - A Support Group for the Hopelessly RP Addicted~☼

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by equinehugger3, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    You open your internet browser, heart beating. You click on the shortcut for BYC - Games, Jokes, and Fun specifically. You hand shaking, you grip the mouse tighter to steady it as you move the cursor across the screen. Sweat drips down your temple, and you take a deep breath. You suck in a breath before clicking on your favorite RP's title, finding out that there are 50 new pages since you last logged on, 20 minutes of torture ago. "Nooo!" You wail, throwing your hands in the air. Through the oncoming hours, you fork through the pages, reading through other people's replies, filing them in your mind for later reply. Hours into the night, you are curled up at your desktop, blanket wrapped around you, pajama bottoms billowing over your fuzzy slippers, staring at the monitor, waiting for your RP buddy to reply. Early into the morning, when the self-control possessing BYCers are asleep, you are forced to log off and lie in bed, planning your newest scheme as you stare at the ceiling. 'NO!,' You suddenly, think, springing back to your feet. 'I forgot to send in a form for NightWhisper!' You run to your computer and turn it on, tapping your foot as it sluggishly loads. Thinking of WingClan the whole time, you run over the facts of your new character in you mind. A few hours of RPing with a BYCer from a different time zone later, you drag your energy-deprived corpse to the kitchen, brewing a pot of coffee, since it's the only caffeine-ridden product in your house.



    ...And then, I went back out there. But, every day is a new one, every time you go back out there, it gives you more explanation of how terrible it is to get lost in that world.
    Please no mean comments about this. [​IMG] It's put me on the edge of depression, so I don't like to be told how wrong I am when I know. [​IMG])
    TOGETHER, we can fix this! With the support of others, you can overcome this. There IS more to life than RPing. We can do this!

    Has this ever been you? If your answer to this is yes, I'm sorry to inform you that you are addicted to RPing. [​IMG]

    ☀ But, don't worry! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, hope for all who suffer from this disease! The sun will shine again! ☀

    We all know that RPing is a very fun and enlightening activity that can relieve stress and allow us to be creative. However, some of us have taken it too far, letting it interrupt our studies or quality time with family. We mustn't let ourselves fall into the pit of addiction. There is help for those of you who seek it! Let us support you in your times of trouble.

    *Steps up to podium in front of room* Hello, I am equinehugger3, otherwise known as EH3 or Equine. I'm here to tell you of my troubles with addiction. *Takes deep breath and grips sides of podium* It started out with boredom. I was browsing BYC, since nothing new had been posted in Pictures and Stories, my primary category back then. I went to recent posts, seeing that all new posts were from Games, Jokes, and Fun. 'Hmmm...' I thought, clicking on the category. Just then, one word caught my eyes. 'SkyHerd - A Wild Horse RP' the title read. Was this it? Had I finally found my people? I read the whole OP and sent in a form ASAP. Soon, I had started SeaBand, and joined WingClan, SnowPack, StormPride, some of the RPs of the late good ol' days. From then on, I was addicted. I got my first member to SeaBand, and it started to expand. Things were great until the DP's began to interfere. "Equine, why are you always on the laptop? Must we limit your time once again?" They asked. "No!" I replied helplessly, not wanting to return to those days. "I'm going outside now!" I reluctantly logged off, slinking outside to play with my chickie ladies. Later that night, I would log on and begin to RP helplessly, unknowingly wobbling on the edge of darkness. Soon, it had utterly taken over my life. I'd stopped hanging with friends from school and stuff during the day. Although, the friends I made on BYC in the process were amazing, real people, I'd taken my obsession too far. I had to stop. Then, I talked with DuckyGurl, and we decided to clean up our lives together and quit. Since then, I've had so many urges, but I stick with it, knowing it's for the best when I go back to school in two weeks. Don't forget, we're always here for help. *Steps off podium and coughs, then sits with group*


    Remember, we're here for support. We'll always help you. [​IMG] [/b]
     
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  2. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Australia
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    If we stick together, we can do this!
     
  3. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    Quote:[​IMG] Yay! Support! I was feeling a strong urge to RP...
     
  4. DuckyGurl

    DuckyGurl Overrun With Chickens

    I was feeling an urge as well.....ugh.
    Hello, I am DuckyGurl and I was addicted to RPing. It started off innocently with Sienna of SkyHerd. I swore to myself, one character. That's all. Then I really got into it and Sienna had a baby=MORE RPing! Then I had other characters play in, and since I already broke one promise, I decided to go ahead and join more. And more. And more. Until it became an overpowering addiction. Characters multiplied, until even when I wasn't logged on all I thought about was RPing and what I could do to make my characters more interesting/fun. And then the DPs decided to limit my time, but there was no stopping. I kept doing it, sneaking on. Until one day I realized what an effect it had on my happiness and sadness. Then, I knew it was time to quit. Family is more important. Relationships are more important. YOUR FUTURE is more important. And I knew it was time to quit and be done with it. And, here I am today, a free girl.

    ETA: Whoa! I didn't even look at your testimony, EH3, yet they are shockingly similiar......lol. Only I started in March.
     
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  5. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    Quote:Haha, that's kind funny! [​IMG] Yeah, I started in June. [​IMG]
     
  6. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    i started RPing because if Kooshie, it took over my life, i RPed on poultyland and here, i stayed on forever (i now stay on forever to be on howrse [​IMG] ) then i got in trouble and could not RP at all, it took me months to be able to RP ever again, i really clean up from then, now i just PR on SH thread, SF, and WC with SC, yes it is hard to give it up, but i am now whiling to get off and have fun, and go outside, but were i live, it is just to hot [​IMG] so if i can do it, you can [​IMG]
     
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  7. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    Quote:[​IMG] Are you homeschooled?
     
  8. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Australia
    My name is Nix. I started RPing on another site 6 years ago. I didn't get addicted back then, and it wasn't a problem. A few years passed of only two characters at a time(some died, some had pups). I came to BYC to talk to other chicken folk, but one day I was a bit down so I went to GJF. At first I only played the games, then I looked at one of the RPs and thought, 'I used to do this!'. And so my addiction began. I came as the time of too many RPs was dawning, and have been involved in a few arguments. I tend to argue for the RPs. Usually. I have started 8 RPs. 2 are played regularly. 1 I locked. 1 wasn't really a popular subject. 3 are used not so often. I decided to leave BYC due to my RP addiction. As I am in australia, most RPs are active at 1 in the morning. My solution? Set my alarm for 12AM and spend the rest of the night on BYC. That's 6-7 hours. That's why I'm leaving.
     
  9. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    ct
    i would join but i do not RP but i will start trying to spend less time on BYC when i go back to school
     
  10. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    Quote:[​IMG] That must have been rough! Waking up at 12AM?! [​IMG]
     

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