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i know it’s “just a video game” but people bullying what they deem to be “ugly” villagers out of their towns uh.. gives me bad vibes..

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@haveheart i dont think it's the worst thing in the world to try to get animals that are more aesthetically-pleasing to you into your town but it IS kinda fucked up in order to achieve that u have to be horrible to the ones who don't.

ppl definitely take this too far tho w/ how they talk abt it and i saw one thing that was like "ugly villager jail" which was just...so bad.

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@flambuoyant you know who else irl tried to have more “aesthetically pleasing” people in their “town”. we kinda had a whole war about it.

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@haveheart i think the difference there is that irl everyone can co-exist and be fine but w/in animal crossing you only have a limited amount of villagers so expelling one villager in favor of another is something you have to do in order to get the villagers you want.

tho wait if ur talking abt doing this coz of a general idea of expelling undesirables like. not motivated by "i hope this villager moves in instead" then. i agree that it is indicative of some bigger issue

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@flambuoyant i did try to clarify in my original toot that like, i get it’s just a video game. there’s huge, obvious differences. but i haven’t seen anything about people wanting x villager instead of y, not once. it’s just like “ew this villager is so ugly lol i’m gonna be mean to them”

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@haveheart ahh i see. no i agree with you then. don't really know how people can do that stuff and talk about it so causally w/o realizing they sound like bullies. i can see how my reply can be misinterpreted as supporting the behavior you were criticizing coz i was thinking of something else

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@flambuoyant no i didn’t take it as you being in favor of gross behaviour. there’s a huge disconnect because it’s a cute video game. i’m not playing the game so i’m kinda on the outside looking in here. and i grew up bullied my whole childhood, mostly for appearance, so i’m a very sensitive to it.

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