from mossworm on tumblr
finally something that explains the CW effect
@seafrog the what effect
@luna like when u see a CW and you know u shouldn't click it but i have compulsively clicked it
@seafrog "click it"
"why? I don't wanna"
@luna literally lmao
@seafrog i mean sometimes it's not very reliable so
@seafrog in this box there is either:
a pretty rock
a deadly virus that will eradicate mankind
you gotta open it to find out :)
@the_gayest_goat_in_town my d&d players, without hesitation: i smash the box
@seafrog but what if the pretty rock breaks :o
@the_gayest_goat_in_town i honestly don't think they think that far ahead
@seafrog that's valid
@seafrog I hate to see how true it is
@seafrog love exploiting this effect to inflict mass psychic damage and absolve myself of all blame
@seafrog suppose i'm also teaching people to actually pay attention to CWs
really, it's a public service
@seafrog oh my god of course
we've all been conditioned to do this before we were even able to talk
@seafrog I just noticed how weirdly that cupboard opens and now I want one like that
@seafrog christ this explains. So Much
@seafrog wanna froggy book ◉‿◉
@elilla Y ES I WANT
@seafrog also why detailed, at least somewhat standardised, and easy to understand content warnings are important, but just vague, catch-all, generic ones like "Sensitive Content!" do not help and in fact are often utterly counter-productive.
who's in there?
@seafrog cursed content
At least here on Mastodon we have text describing the actual content before you open it.
Then again, "dead dove do not open".
sparkle sparkle, bitches