After a lengthy, 10-month data collection and analysis period, I have finally arrived at a conclusion regarding my usage of the word ‘totes’ in place of ‘totally’:
While giving me +10 Charisma and +5 Street Cred, using ‘totes’ adds +5 Douche, and causes -10 DEFENSE of verbal attacks from female characters.
There is also a time handicap that applies; for every four times you use the word, you have to spend 3 – 10 seconds of your turn explaining *why* you’re using it.
I am removing it from my item list.
I have reconsidered this decision, and continue to use the word totes in a variety of contexts.