LadyMizra wrote:To Hawkwind, yes, but so is the word woolies. It refers to the vagina, so are we going to ban the word vagina in game? (Or crazy orc mudsex for that matter?). And to Tehkory, I did hear from a friend about that history, and it was resolved so I heard. In reality this game is like a giant fanfiction, that we all are writing. Are they going to sue the writers of the people who wrote fanfiction about Gandalf snarfagling all the hobbits in the Shire? (Yes this exists.) No, because it's fanfiction. And I don't think they will come in and look at the word slit and freak out. If they were going to be bothered by the word slit, then they would be bothered by the killing, murdering, torture, etc in the game. There is a lot in tis game that isn't PG because we're adults. Slit is the least of our problems. Pussy, woolies, slit, vagina, should not be such scary frightening words that we need to fear lawsuit over. Considering it's coded in game that we can get wounded in the groin and I've already had to rp dropping my pants to get a wound down there looked at.... I seriously think the admins have shaky grounds to be trying to ban one word.
"Resolved" is an odd word for it. You may think they're on shaky ground, but please do note the careful manner in which we're even discussing this 'resolution.' Note that we're not discussing fanfiction, but instead an unlicensed game run using Tolkien's world, one that strives to be gritty and intense, one that can be considered a threat: seriously, Lady Mizra. Think about it. At the -height- of their power and world interest, TE went out of their way to contact and come to a 'resolution' with Shadows of Isildur. This is not snarfagling around.
This isn't about censorship. This is about the public appearance of the way the Staff recommend that people play this -game-. You really need to, in this case, trust the wisdom of the people more aware of what is going on, rather than fumbling through the dark.