Okay so you ever notice you go into a forum in CB or gd and someone who has a cutie avi automatically acts all qt. And uses the terms that most online cute people use (is there a term idk) . Or you see a person who's dressed all dark being all bitchy. It sometimes getss annoying but im not gunna lie I catch myself out of sheer Boredom doing it. gaia_spoons do you do it sometimes gaia_spoons do you find yourself seeing more or less people doing it
/threads not all pretty its aloong night
I tend to act myself most the time nice to a side of bitchiness if its needed
But I seem to see people do it quite alot more lately and all the avis look alike and have the same nametypes
It may depend on a person's mood... or maybe there is an influence.
I know that it is weird how everytime I use the "I am" poses on the Drome Egg that I get into a certain weird mood and get all cranky and stuff. My attitude completely changes and I am mean. It happened not once, but twice before I noticed it and only because some other people complained about my attitude. It's like I "get into" the character of the prehistoric bird and the sense that it is a predator in a world when it's survival of the fittest. it kinda gets all up in my head.
Another part of it could also be that when people see someone with a cute avatar, they expect the user's personality to reflect their avatar and are more likely to read that person's post in a "cute" way. The same goes with dark or gorey avatars.
Despite not acting any differently when I wear a cute or dark avatar, I have caught myself subconsciously reading other people's posts in light of what kind of avatar they have. Mostly this happens when I come across an ambiguous statement that could be read several different ways.
A lot of it is perception, if you perceive them to be cute you may read their posts in a cute tone. A lot of it may just be that that is how they really are, and their avatar just happens to reflect that. Most of the time though, I don't read a person just by their avatar alone.
I have seen quite a few people that are in character with their avatars. If the avatar is cute, manly, whacky, elegant or pervy, they act according to their appearance. It gives a certain role play to people to act how their avatar looks. I believe since they get into character when on the internet or give a certain personality.
Of course I have seen other people that act in a way different to their looks which I believe is more normal on the site since everyone creates styles that can't quite place a tag on them.
It's most common to see during events that people act more like their avatar's looks, since it's a way to enjoy more the events. I do it for my avatar and mules to dress and act according to the event. It's fun to do it.
Sometimes, admittedly, I try to play on that expectation. Since my avatar is pretty dark and brooding. S-sometimes I'll put on the Tsundere act... B-b-but not because I like you or anything! B-baka!
So I'm one of the cases where someone actually is consciously trying to keep up an act. Though not a serious one, just sort of a short-lived joke? Admittedly for the most part I totally unintentionally fit in with the dark=bitchy stereotype.