The Wolf Among Us - Episode 4: In Sheep's Clothing
Call me a grump, but it doesn't seem like a lot of players take the glamour rule very seriously. In the "why didn't the majority...?" thread, most players seem to have let Colin and Toad walk around in the middle of New York, throwing caution to the wind and risking the exposure of all fables, not to mention flaunting a rule that has been enforced for everyone for centuries, mostly because:
1: Colin and Toad are cool! Don't wanna disappoint them, nu-uh. Who cares if Fabletown caves in on itself, anyway?
2: Snow is such a big meanie, asking us to do our jobs! That's what you get for not bagging your love interest before she gets promoted. She gets all uppity, no time for dithering or sexual tension anymore.
3: Making people do stuff they don't want to is obviously wrong! Always. Yup. Well, except for making your kids brush their teeth and go to school, of course. And putting dangerous people in prison if they're realistically and provably a threat to society. Those are okay, as long as you're not being a dick about it. What does that have to do with anything?
All this is ignoring that letting Colin stay means confining him to Bigby's tiny apartment, that Toad is risking not only himself and his son but also Fabletown in its entirety because he's too cheap to spend the money, that Toad Jr. is growing up surrounded by children he has absolutely nothing in common with because his father is too proud to live among other non-human-looking fables and that the farm itself is a perfectly pleasant place to live.
Fabletown isn't populated by safe, lofty, post-modern moralists like us, it's populated by freaks and misfits from dangerous, brutal worlds who have been through hell and are trying to make comfortable lives for themselves without drawing the attention of the billions of people who would want to dissect and study or just straight out eliminate them given the chance, not to mention the hundreds of worlds beyond ruled by an empire that just wants them dead.
Unlike us, they can't afford to be sloppy, or cut corners, or respect everybody's rights all the time regardless of the cost to the community, and to ignore that is to disrespect the setting and the struggles of the characters because we can't be bothered to immerse ourselves and instead pretend that their lives are like ours so they should obviously be held to the same standards we are.
Maybe I'm just sore that nobody seems to agree with me, but it feels like a waste that players dismiss the de-facto most controversial issue in the game and a significant element of the setting as black and white just because they don't want their Bigby to disappoint his friends and don't like taking orders.
Am I making any sense?
Edit: I'd very much like it if people who vote "Dislike" at any particular comment also take the time to write why they disagree in a comment of their own. The voting system is nifty for finding out how popular your opinions are, but articulated arguments are more helpful and constructive in a discussion, both for organizing your own thoughts on the subject and for allowing your ideas to challenge others and be challenged in return.