Warning! Mentions religion and those affilating with said religion, if you do not want to see such things, click away from this topic…
I do realize this could technically violate S1#6, but I can’t really explain why I can’t play without mentioning religion, as it’s kinda the core of the conflict.
have fun listening to me rant
Sooo… once upon like June 21st of 2022, I left to go to a campout with my cousins and my grandparents in North Carolina. This was a way to spend time with my grandpa before he passed away (he had been fighting a battle with cancer for a few years now, and he sadly lost the battle in August). Anywho, we get there, it’s fun and all, and then we’re sleeping in the same room and all, and yknow that one religion that inhabits 90% of Utah? Well, plot twist, my whole family is part of it. Except me (kinda). I do not believe in any way shape or form this certain Utah religion, but I’ve been hiding it quite expertly for about 5 years at this point. I got comfortable with my cousins, I thought I could find a kindred spirit or at least some sympathy from them, and I told them about my feelings about this specific religion (if you still have no idea, it starts with an M and is one letter away from ‘Moron’). Now, one of my cousins reacted badly to this. Like, REEEEEALLY badly. The next day, we got into a falling-out about LGBTQ rights (im sure you know which side I was on), and we didn’t really speak to each other. Of course, the cousin ratted me out, and next thing I know, I’m on the phone with my parents, they’re in tears because I’m ‘making a terrible choice’ and ‘straying from the covenant path’ and ‘preaching for S*tan (idk if this breaks S1#6, so I’ll censor it)’. I’m in tears too, mainly because I expected absolutely none of this to happen, and because I basically knew at this point something bad was going to happen soon. This situation could go any number of directions, and being the typical moron I was, I decided to try to persuade them that indeed, I was correct for doubting. I looked to my associates in the exmo reddit for help, and my parents found out, and… Of course, you probably know what happened from there… I got back, my parents took my ipad, told me it would be gone for a ‘very, very long time, perhaps even permanantly’, and lacking a device to contact you guys, I was disconnected from the server for a few months. Since, I’ve apologized (for the use of social media, not the doubts), they’ve tried to reconvert me, I’ve tried to stand up to them (with no avail), and thus, I am checkmated. Fast forward. No more religious references, hooray.
Now, about two weeks ago, my parents looked on Securly (fun thing that tracks search and download history on connected devices on a specific network, in this case my home wifi), and saw that I was contacting you guys via forums. Sure enough, i got caught up in my parents ranting about you guys could be perverts, hackers, or people trying to steal my information. I tried to say that they couldn’t possibly be more far off, because none of you guys act like that, there are strict rules, people are generally friendly, etc, but they didn’t listen. At one point, they actually said it was ‘just like reddit (lmfao)’. Then, they actually got so extreme that they demanded that you guys go to a zoom meeting at some point and show your faces just so he could see that you guys were teenagers (which is completely hypocritical, considering they are adults far above your age, making that the exact same thing for you guys that they were trying to prevent for me). Needless to say, I don’t want to do that, because then I have to show how short I am (lol), it’s incredibly awkward, and I’ll probably be the next butt of memes. Not only that, but they wouldn’t even let me continue contact, even if they verified. Being a bunch of helicopters, they would probably find even the most absurd reason to keep me away.
About the ipad, though… yeah, things aren’t looking good. I’ve overheard them numerous times talking about how ‘electronics are dangerous’ and how they’re like poison and how ‘this house will never have electronics again’ and crap.
There is hope, though! Assuming they actually do commit to the zoom concept, it would actually be funny if you guys basically started dunking on them (i would pay so much to see that happen), so they would be humiliated, and perhaps I’d be able to stay. Hope for the ipad, well… Remember how they took it away? Well, I know where it is, but they wiped the data, so at least I know where it is… I could also possibly have a civilized discussion with them on christmas or around that time, possible lay out a treaty, possibly backed by you guys…? idk
anyway, I’ve ranted enough… suggestions? Advice?