English is so dull...
- me: *is trying to translate "precisino del cazzo" in english*
- Nikki: a goodie two shoes? teacher's pet?
- me: uhm... too specific, maybe...
- Nikki: cazzo is dick isn't it?
- me: I need to use it in a generic context
- me: yeah, well...
- me: we use it for a lot of things... XD
- Nikki: thanks to Assassin's Creed that I know that :'D
- me: litterally is "little shit that is always precise and has to point out everything and could point out my dick and suck it for all I care"
- me: (loose translation XD)
- Nikki: I'm not sure if we have a term like that
so in LOTR’s appendices it says that legolas eventually builds a boat and takes gimli across the seas and into the west, the gray havens. you know, the place arwen isn’t allowed to go because she’s in love with a human dude bUT LEGOLAS (AKA ‘YOU LITTLE SHIT’) JUST SAYS “FUCK IT” AND SNEAKS GIMLI INTO THE GODDAMN UNDYING LANDS LIKE CONTRABAND TWIZZLERS INTO A MOVIE THEATER
*coughs* Actually Arwen is allowed to go there. She chooses not to because she wanted to stay with her husband (which is a Numenorean, that’s not exactly a human…).
If you found this Legolas anecdote, you should have found also Arwen and Aragorn’s story two or three paragraphs before that… unless all you know of LOTR comes from the Peter Jackson’s movie (which changed many things… starting from Aragorn and Arwen’s story…)
Just wondering… who said elves can’t grow body hair? I mean, ok, it’s in the lore, but what’s the actual source?
I like my elves hairy, how many canons I’m breaking with that?
On Elves and Dragon Age Inquisition
Tagging this DA:I and Dragon Age Inquisition so whoever wants to avoid any information about the upcoming game can skip the info below and if they blacklist those tags they wouldn’t even see it.
I have seen yesterday the growing concern when in a post was mentioned that in DAI you can only play elves that come from Dalish background. Some players have reacted pretty badly at the restriction, being fan of the city elf background or the Circle mages. But I think we should focus on what this tells us about a more important matter: the game storyline.
We know nothing about it, but if we stop and think for a minute, we can make perfect sense out of this choice. Here’s my two cents about it.
me: *links a strip about banshee grabbing in mass effect mp*
Linn: who needs kidneys anyway
me: kidneys are overrated
me: they’re too bloodstream
me: : D
"WHERE THE F**K DID I PUT MY TABLET’S PEN?"
Today, on “First Digital Artist Without A Study Problems”.
Things people should remember about greek mythology in present day storytelling
- It was long time ago, We’re not even sure how Greek sounded like by then, let alone how they worshiped their gods. We have bits and pieces, and all of them don’t necessarily make a consistent picture of ancrient Greek and Roman religion that we now know as “Greek-Roman mythology”.
- Many “Greek” myths have been rewritten by the Romans, who also worshiped other gods and integrated them in many different pantheons. For this, many writers wrote different versions of the same story, and - surprise! - most of those stories became “mythology canon”, like the story of Cupid and Psyche.
Not much unlike Dante’s Divina Commedia and how Christianity has considered hell, heaven, purgatory and capital sins since then.
- There is no “official version” of a myth. If you want a “canon version” of a myth you have to select it in a huge number of possibilities, and they’re almost always arbitrary, according to your needs.
- Those myths were written in places and times where morals, laws and religions were very different from present days. They were written in patriarchal societies that had a different view on women, marriage, family, religion, gods, incest, homosexuality and even pedophilia.
- If you’re an English speaker, you also have the problem of translations and language evolution. As “balls” had a different slang use a century ago, so did words like “rape” a thousand years ago. “Rape” is a calque from “raptio” which means “theft of a person” or what we’d call today “abduction”, the word for what we call today “rape” was “stuprum” and in Roman laws it was a felony that every man who had any type of “illegal sex”, consensual or not, with virgin or married women or homosexual intercourse with underage men committed.
- A story based on mythology can have any rule and still be flawless as long as the most common traits of the characters are met: Aphrodite “has” to be beautiful, Hera “has” to be Zeus’ wife, Poseidon “has” to be the god of the sea and Orpheus “has” to be a good singer, whatever all these things mean. Because Aphrodite doesn’t have to be fair colored and skinny, Hera doesn’t have to cope with Zeus’ bullshit, Poseidon doesn’t have to be always swimming and Orpheus voice could sound horrible to today standards. All you have is some guidelines, you can use them as you like.
- However you can’t say an author “has the story wrong”. You can disagree and prefer another version of the myth or your own headcanon about them, but this doesn’t make the author necessarily wrong.
- If a story works, it works. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. It’s as simple as that. A story based on myth is not different, it can follow the plot, rewrite it or give a new point of view. Orpheus story has been rewritten countless times: once he doesn’t trust Hades to keep his end of the bargain, once he’s tricked by Hermes, once he realizes Eurydice’s experience in the underworld would scar her for life if she’d come back with him, in all three versions he turns and leaves her in the underworld. The result is the same but the story is different, and so is the character of Orpheus and the moral of the story.
Stop embarrassing yourself by pretending to understand myth better than others. No one does because there’s no truth to know about them. If people want to write or draw comics about Hades and Persephone, Apollo and Daphne, Aphrodite and Ares or Liz the goddes of Zits, let them. Enjoy them if you like them, skip over if you don’t.
seriously tho sebastian wants anders dead for the exact same reason why alistair wants loghain dead and yet sebastian gets all this hate and alistair doesn’t
Personally I didn’t kill Loghain in most of my playthoughs because Alistair wanted so. And neither because he let Cailan die.
But the fucker tried to have ME killed. It was personal.