And what will happen to the characters exclusive to you, namely Cactus-Ra and Jack the Explorer? Killing them off is definetly not possible, seeing as they are among the most iconic characters of the series. So what will happen to them?
If you aren't equipped to deal with characters suddenly disappearing because their owners are human and lose the drive/time/whatever required to continue writing, you haven't put enough thought into a proper roleplay.
On a related note, blacklisting people for nonsensical/illogical actions and refusing to let them argue an appeal when outside readers can't even make heads or tails of any of your writing is grossly hypocritical.
Also, TV shows deal with having to make characters disappear all the time because of problems with their actors, especially when trying to bring them back for specials or tributes. This includes main characters. They know how to deal with sudden absences - and so do most roleplays which have actual thought and structure put into them.
Honestly, we'd all prefer if you just cut the shit and stop trying to guilt trip Dave into returning. He isn't coming back, has a litany of complaints against the RP's writing (including an offensive depiction of autism spectrum disorder), and no illogical argument isn't going to magically change his mind.
I doubt having the character's only "autistic" traits being a stutter and whining about how he's a burden to others is a very open-minded depiction of the disorder. In fact, as someone who also has ASD, I do find it insensitive.
But can you at least answer my main point about how the TV show argument literally doesn't work even if we ignore the stretch from comparing it to a roleplay?
BigMickeyNeedsAWoodModel wrote: Well, I mean, when they are essentially main characters, it's just not right to get rid of them.
I mean, what would it be like if, say, Sandy and Mr. Krabs suddenly disappeared from Spongebob and never came back, just because Carolyn Lawrence and Clancy Brown lost their time to work for Nick?
So you're basically forcing me to stay or something?
Not to mention, firstly, like Trocyte said, if the RP can't handle a character's absense, then it's not a very well thought out and structured roleplay. Next, a ROLEPLAY and SHOW are two different things. You know people are able to get different actors/ voice actors in shows? They don't just stop the show and get rid of the characters-you make it seem like they are forced to stay at their job, and in this case, you're making it seem like I am forced to stay in the roleplay. And yes, i'm not coming back. The roleplay isn't too good. You just make as many characters as you can in the roleplay and ditch them later. And you make your characters extremely overpowered (for example, Bonk Choys and Sunflowers able to kill gargs easily) and have bad excuses for these characters being so strong, and you don't fix these problems. For example, when I asked you about Gordon being too strong, instead of FIXING the mistake, you just talked about he drank so many protein shakes, is "smart" and you said you'll just kill him off instead of fixing the mistake. And you even revived him later, so what was the point? If a roleplay does not try to improve upon it's problems, can not deal with inactivity, and is overall just not a good roleplay, then I have no real reason to stay, and that is my choice, no matter how "important" or "iconic" my created characters may be-how so anyways? You create so many characters in the roleplay. For example, your character Gary in the RP appeared for 2 entire messages. That's it. You create a character and then abandon it. So i'm not coming back, no matter your excuse/response.