This page is for visitors who are constructs – that is, a robot, doll, or other similar artificial creation. If you are not a construct but want to be, this page For Would-Be Constructs may be of more interest to you. If you are not a construct but want to use or play with them, you may want the information For Users.
What makes a construct special?
Different people will have different answers to this question, but in the view of ACS the essential difference is this: A construct is not a person. It is an object, usually the property of some person who has the right to control its use and decide its fate. It has no rights whatsoever except for those its owner chooses to grant it, if any.
As such, constructs are often enjoyed by those who prefer a dominant role. However, not all constructs have submissive personalities. Some creators like to program their constructs to display an apparent desire for freedom, distaste for following orders, or even dislike of their owner. Using a construct, a person can enjoy the experience of controlling someone against their will without worrying about the ethics of depriving a person of their rights.
How to get started
There is no one single way to get started. Part of it is just being lucky enough (or persistent enough) to be around when someone who would want to play with you comes by. Another part is taking the initiative to make sure people know you’re available and interested. Please also consider the following:
- Roleplay is always encouraged at ACS, except during the occasional OOC workshop or discussion led by ACS staff.
- Conduct IC interactions in public chat, not IMs.
- You do not need an invitation to participate in activities at ACS. It is a public place. If someone is there, you may speak to them, interact with them, interrupt them, observe them, or ignore them.
- Pay attention to what, if anything, is going on when you arrive. If there is something happening, you are encouraged to react to it, even to participate in it. What you should not do is to ignore it in favor of what you wanted to do.
- If you want others to exert control over you, make sure people can tell. Some ways to do this include:
- If someone looks interesting but hesitant, you may want to send them an OOC IM inviting them to play with you. Please be direct and respectful. Just IMming “Hi” or “This looks interesting” is not likely to get you very far. A message like, “Hi – are you by any chance looking for an android you can control? I’m available, especially if you’d enjoy experimenting with my memory controls,” is much more likely to get you an answer. It may be “yes,” it may be “no,” it may be “that first part is fine, but I’ll only fuck you if that goes really well,” it may be “I’ve only got ten more minutes now, but will you be around on Saturday?” – but whatever it is, it’s an answer.
- Nobody is obligated to play with you. If someone doesn’t respond to your advances, best to leave them alone and find someone else who is more responsive.
- You are never obligated to do something that you as a player object to. You always have the right to IM someone to say you’re not comfortable with something and ask for a change – which can be anything from “take back that last order and we’re good” to “I’m not going to play with you any more.”
Some topics that players of constructs are likely to find particularly helpful include:
- Information about ACS Products for constructs
- Tips on finding Other Products that may be of interest to constructs. (Please contribute your own tips if you know of good products!)
- Known problems and workarounds for those using ACS Products and having difficulties
- Some tips on Finding an Owner, for those who hope to do so
- Some information about being Owned by ACS (Don’t count on it, but it can happen.)
You can also use the menus above to browse the rest of this site for anything that strikes your interest.