Hall of Shame
This is a compilation of favorite
negative comments about Second Darkness or its gamemaster and
his writing. Unfortunately, we did not include them all, but we
are confident that there will be many more as time goes on, though
perhaps none ever so good at these.
"I am disturbed at the torture
and angst and would prefer that these logs be private because
they are damaging. It's not exactly what they say - it's the debasement,
all the Mordor stuff, women drugged against their will, whippings,
torture. In my opinion it is destructive roleplay and it depresses
"The wraith must die. This
is a fact. Kill them... kill them all."
"His points are skewed."
"You should try a broader
range of information, ones whose veiws are not littered with the
deitritus of roleplay."
"It was very good but disturbing
and too dark."
"It's very nightmare-inducing."
"There is enough darkness
in real life. This is supposed to be fun."
"This bloodlust and lust thing
is really disturbing."
"Pay no attention to the stories
of the wraith."
"Oh boy... sickening. Geez...
"You have gotten a twisted
view of history."
"Nazgul are nothing."
"I say the man you once were
is dead, but your spirit is very much alive."
"Black Speech is rough on
"There is no use in teaching
this nazgul anything."
"Your point is?"
"In the Silmarillion, they
don't hold the guy down and watch him tremble, then say "Ooo,
look how white he is, let's make him bleed....' It was never,
'And the saw cut ever deeper into Melkor's foot, and the blood
spurted forth, and Melkor cried in agony, yet they did not cease
to tear into his flesh with the toothed saw.'"
(Comment from Angmar: You were
not now. How do you know what the Valar did? I would judge, no
doubt, that they did indeed do just what you said.)
"Why do you enjoy these torture
scenes so much? They're so dark. It is very cruel though, especially
(Comment from Angmar: Anything
worth doing is worth doing well.)