[personal profile] uwaaaah
Posting this on a public entry so that I may use this as a source (albeit anecdotal) for a paper I'm writing:

1) Did you encounter the word "pup" in LJ/DWRP? If so, when do you remember it being used and in what games/comms? What is "pup" short for, as you understand it?
2) did you encounter the word "muse" in LJ/DWRP? If so, when do you remember it being used and in what games/comms?
3) When did you first see or start using the word "tag" in an RP context? What did you use before that?
4) What is the origin behind the word "mun", as you know it?
5) when did the term "tag" start being used to describe replies in an RP log/thread? When did it begin to be altered from just an interjection (as in "tag, you're it!") to becoming a noun "tags/pile of tags" to becoming a verb "tagging"? When did "tag nirvana/tagvana" come into use?
6) when did you first start LJ/DWRPing?
7) Which do you use--crit, or concrit? Is either of these an older/outdated term? If so, which one and when do you think it fell out of favor?

Date: 2014-05-08 03:04 am (UTC)
thleeny: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thleeny
I started RPing in 2008, at age 16, and have continued on to today!


1) No, I can't remember that word being used.

2) Yes! I . . . can't remember when I first encountered it, but maybe 2008? 2010? I can't remember specifics, I'm sorry!

3) 2008! I used it because other people were using it, in Saint Edelweiss over on livejournal. Beyond an RP context, I only used it when I was, say, talking about the game tag, or dogtags, or things like that.

4) Oh, gosh, I'm not sure. Mundane, maybe?

5) At least since I started RPing, which was 2008. It was a noun back then, absolutely-- I can remember being so confused by it.
Edited Date: 2014-05-08 03:06 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-08 03:08 am (UTC)
blueblaze: (087)
From: [personal profile] blueblaze
1) I do remember seeing it used. As far as I know, it's short for "puppet", though it always makes me think of puppies. I recall it vaguely being used in Paradisa, during one of my stints there. Circa 2008, 2009ish?

2) Yes. This is the one I'm more familiar with. I've seen it/been using it since about 2005. I picked it up in AIM RP though.

3) I don't remember when I first started seeing it... I think prior to it, I just used "I replied!" or "I posted!"

4) Mundane. As in, the mundane, boring person behind the ostensibly cool character

5) "Tagging" as a verb and not just "TAG YOU'RE IT" seems to be fairly recent. Maybe in the last four or five years. And Tagvana is very new, as recent as 2012, 2013. I don't remember tagvana being used ever before the big move over to plurk.


SORRY THAT I AM BAD WITH DATES I hope this helps anyway?

OH I've been RPing since I was 12, and am now 25. I started on Neopets, moved to AIM with a little forum stuff in there, then to LJ/DWRP in 2005.
Edited Date: 2014-05-08 03:10 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-08 03:11 am (UTC)
dusty: ([ s ] omfg yo)
From: [personal profile] dusty
1.) I did encounter the term back in the early to mid 2000's specifically around 2005. I think the first time I heard it was back in Entrance Way on LJ and I had to have someone explain it to me. I was told it meant someones muses, which at the time I just called my characters.

2.) Muse was first used for me in Fallen Pedestals (an OC comm about depowered gods and mythos). Again someone used the term and I ended up picking it up. That's when I first also started to make 'muselists'.

3.) Tag didn't come into my world until closer to when I came back to rp in 2011. I caught it from a friend who was in Eway still. Before that I used 'replied' or just a casual comment about having replies to do or threads not replied to.

4.) I honestly have no idea where the word mun came from, I just gradually started using it when I came back to RP in general on DW. I think it was back on LJ, just because I have a vague memory of someone mentioning it on RP secrets of something similar.

5.) Tag was picked up from the friend. I never really turned it into a sentence it just went from 'replied' to 'finished tags'. I didn't see the term tag nirvana or tagvana until 2012 when I was in Haven.

6.) Didn't notice this one till now- Started into rp back on LJ in... 2004 I think? Maybe, early 2005.

7.) I feel like 'crit' is the older term simply because it seems the rp community is more in favor of wanting constructive crit rather than harsh bashing which seems to come so easily. I first heard it though through fanfiction, authors asking for concrit rather than critiques.
Edited Date: 2014-05-08 03:36 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-08 03:12 am (UTC)
notspecial: (Default)
From: [personal profile] notspecial
1) Did you encounter the word "pup" in LJ/DWRP? If so, when do you remember it being used and in what games/comms? What is "pup" short for, as you understand it?
Yes, back on LJ with use by at least one or two people - in Econtra I think? Short for "puppet."

2) did you encounter the word "muse" in LJ/DWRP? If so, when do you remember it being used and in what games/comms?
Yes, no idea exactly when I encountered it but it was definitely around in Econtra (the 2007-2009 range).

3) When did you first see or start using the word "tag" in an RP context? What did you use before that?
Very early on - probably my first or second day RPing on LJ. I'd never referred to these things as anything but "replies" before, although LJ was my first experience outside of AIM/forum RP.

4) What is the origin behind the word "mun", as you know it?
Short for "mundane." Not at all sure why someone decided that word or that abbreviation.

5) when did the term "tag" start being used to describe replies in an RP log/thread? When did it begin to be altered from just an interjection (as in "tag, you're it!") to becoming a noun "tags/pile of tags" to becoming a verb "tagging"?
It always was a term for replies as far as I knew, and I was introduced to it as a derivative of "tag, you're it." (One of my first days RPing I got really confused when the people in the AIM chat were saying "Tag, [character name]!" and had to ask what the deal was. This was the explanation I got.) I have no idea when it became a verb, but it might have been pretty early on/by the time I started RPing.

6) when did you first start LJ/DWRPing?
Started RPing on LJ in April 2007.
Edited Date: 2014-05-08 03:12 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-08 03:18 am (UTC)
carrotandrod: (Default)
From: [personal profile] carrotandrod
1. I have, it was used by a few players in dear_multiverse and people kvetching on BRPS and was short for "Puppet" about early 2000s, but it's usage died out.
2. Muse around the same time, it overcame the use of Pup in Sages_of_chaos/dear_multiverse
3. Tag about... 2005? About late in my dear_multiverse career, before then we used Ping.
4. Mun is short for Mundane
5. Tagnirvana came about in the last year, I've never seen it before then and I suspect it came from Plurk. Tags I think started around 2009-2010
6. I started on LJ/DWRP in... late 90s, early 2000s? I'm not entirely sure (LJ purged my oldest accounts so I can't check)

Date: 2014-05-08 03:42 am (UTC)
bodydoubles: (inverse.)
From: [personal profile] bodydoubles
1. i have, but it's a term i only saw in my first year rping as it fell out of favor and was replaced by "muse" or "character". in terms of what games or comms? never in games, only in more lighthearted comms or ooc discussion. "pup" is a way to refer to a character in my understanding.

2. that one was there at the same time, but it was in the game area already and so occupied much the same area as "pup" did. "muse" is another way to refer to a character.

3. i've been using "tag" since i started.

4. "mun" is short for mundane, a reference to the player who compared to their character is "mundane".

5. no idea when "tag" started coming into play since it was already there, but "tag nirvana" and "tagvana" seem to have started with the rise of plurk, which was 2010, i think. i never saw the term before then.

6. started on lj in 2009. came over to dw in the great migration after update 88.

7. generally i use crit, just a personal preference. concrit feels a little older, though it's really not outdated -- it's just used less in the "less is more" vernacular of rpers. i mean look, we've got tag, mun, muse, crit, game, a whole bunch of acronyms and small words in the vocabulary of rpers as well as the attached anon communities.

sorry for the little tangent there.

Date: 2014-05-08 04:03 am (UTC)
shamera: Ciel pointing out the icon (bb: wait... whut?)
From: [personal profile] shamera
1. Have encountered 'pup' several times in RP -- while it's not the most common of terminologies, it's not a rare or isolated incident. Sad to say, I don't recall when and where specifically. Pup = puppet, although I do tend to associate it with 'puppy' as well, but that could be because of the Harry Potter fandom.

2. I figured 'muse' was the prominent usage, as I've encountered it just about everywhere... although not in games specifically. It's most used by the players than by games? I mean, everyone's got a muselist.

3. I've always used 'tag' in RP! But then again, I've got a terrible memory. Let's say... the first time I distinctly remember using the term was back in 2008. I think I've seen it all the way back to 2004, though. Unless there's someone else to verify it, don't trust me on this.

4. Mun = mundane, the mundane person sitting behind the computer screen writing about these brilliant characters. (Which, to me, also carries Harry Potter associations.)

5. See answer to 3? I honestly have no idea when it transformed, but I think my first encounter with tagvana was when everyone first moved to Plurk. I'm not sure how often that term was used (of if it was at all?) back when people informed each other through AIM.

6. I started in 2008, although I've been following LJRP since 2004 (it's the reason I signed up for a LJ account, and I at least have my account dated to 1 January 2004).

7. I use crit? Pretty sure that's the older term, since concrit still feels new to me (it's a better idea, though).

Date: 2014-05-08 05:25 am (UTC)
insanityprelude: (truer words were never spoken)
From: [personal profile] insanityprelude
1) I've never seen it actually used, just mentioned on the anoncomms a couple times. I think it's short for "puppet"?
2) Yes, frequently in the anoncomms and various games I've been in for the past few years.
3) Uh, I don't know when specifically? Probably around 2008-2009. Didn't really use anything before that, just "it's your turn" maybe.
4) It's short for "mundane".
5) Heck if I know, but I think "tag nirvana" is a Plurk thing.
6) 2004...ish? I've been here way too long.
7) "Crit". "Concrit"'s older and seems to be more associated with fanfic now; I feel like "crit" taking precedence might have happened around when the anon meme became a thing.
Edited (that is not the icon I thought it was) Date: 2014-05-08 05:28 am (UTC)

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