well I must be odd Ven, cos I didn't find the rp long or boring!
And at the risk of this sounding wrong, and appearing all princessy I will say; if my rp partner requests notecard chores he will get the damn things, emoted out in full, word for bloody word! BUT, here is the thing...it would be a springboard to more rp, not just notecarding something for the sake of it to fill in my time.
Perhaps because all my rp partners (Ala's owners) have known I am quite capable of keeping her occupied, none has routinely requested it. Sure there have been times when I have been given a task to complete...but again it comes back to being a springboard for further rp. (and of course reminding her, he is Master dude, she is slave thing)
And I completely agree, sending a slave away from somewhere to do chores because the free wants privacy is a legitimate thing. ICly that can be what happens. It doesn't however mean my character has to actually emote it, especially if I am going to be alone, and it does nothing to enhance ongoing storylines.
I guess I also come from the thinking, if a slave is privately owned, if anyone other than her owner wants to put her to work, unless it was some place she was actually already rented to, wouldn't the person actually have to "rent" the slave's time? The time belongs to the owner ICly, and the owner may have no objection to the slave doing chores for every Tom, Dick and Harry...well right up until the first case of blue balls
, but wouldn't it be polite to actually approach him and rent the beast before putting her to work?
In closing (sorry for the long ramble) I agree, lectures usually fall on deaf ears *ponders actually deleting her entire rant, as it no doubt sounds like one...
* By showing, examples such as the rp given, people realise there is more than the standard serve, fur, rinse and repeat. It can be hard as a slave to lead scenes, some consider it topping from the bottom - again I have been blessed with rp partners who have not only wanted me to, but encourage it, and who more importantly have realised, if a player only has a maximum of less than 10 hours rp time a week, and on average it would take 1 hour at least to do one notecard chore, and that chore will be done alone...helloooo when are they meant to rp?
All that said, if I am on a rp sim, and alone, I am likely doing something like sorting my inventory, or chatting in IMs, or surfing for music, or trying to catelog my over 100 dance animations (there has got to be an easier way to that!). I will often sit on a pose ball chore, so my character looks busy!