I want to lash anyone who says, "I don't enjoy narrative rps," "it's hard for me to read them..." -- Tard
There's no real need to lash out at people because they don't enjoy a certain kind of writing. To be fair, the rest of that quote includes "narrative writing has no place in e-fedding," and I don't think that's the case, actually. Tolerance works on both scales.
But to lash out at folks who don't like narrative... well that's a bit harsh.
I can't speak for anyone else, but I have a very good reason why I have distaste for narrative. To me, it doesn't mesh with the way wrestling is presented or should be presented. I grew up watching the WWF, ECW and sometimes, WCW. The way I saw things on TV was the way that I thought things should be presented. Mean Gene holds a mic to Hulk Hogan's face, and the Hulkster talks. Or there's a scene backstage, and Triple H is arguing with X-Pac. The way things are laid out on TV lends itself to script, IMO. As someone who is roleplaying as a wrestler, I'm going to emulate the form I see or have seen on TV as best I can.
Now, when you boil it down, of course it's all fictional writing. And yes, if you read a book, then you see it in narrative form more often than not. However, novels lend themselves to narrative writing.
And plus, it's a lot easier to write script and hide obvious deficiencies of your writing. Bad writers can be great e-fedders if they use script. Bad narrative grates at me more than bad script because to me, it's almost illegible. It's very hard for me to delineate and pick out where important stuff happens if it's so thick and dryly written that I tend to skim rather than read.
Plus, a lot of people who write narrative that I've seen tend to go on the pretentious side and go thesaurus-crazy. Drives me nuts sometimes, and this is coming from someone who scored in the high 600s on his Verbal SATs and uses $10 words in everyday speech.
One of hte big benefits of narrative according to those who use it is that it gives insight to what the characters are feeling. Well, I think that can be conveyed more powerfully in script form with words and stage directions. Plus, it challenges the reader to do some critical thinking, and it lends more power to actions. When you don't have to be told outright what's going on and you dig a bit deeper and use that big, sexy brain of yours to figure out what's going on, it's more satisfying, IMO.
I won't tell people how to write, and if you can write in narrative and that's how you wanna write, more power to you. Just don't expect me to praise the form for this hobby when I don't think it's a good fit.