|Screen capture: Jane Austen online roleplaying game. Image source: Buzzfeed.com|
From an appeal for financing by Judy L. Tyrer on Kickstarter.com: “Our quests are derived from player’s actions and stories. And we [use] gossip rather than swords and magic to demolish our enemies and aid our friends.”
The word “gossip” appears no fewer than 12 times in Tyrer’s appeal.
My question in response to Tyrer’s representation of the online game is, why would I want to relive elementary and middle school bullying? Answer: I don’t, not even if my avatar gets to wear Regency attire. My Grumpy Cat meme, created with Memegenerator.net, offers the purr-fect answer to this scenario.