Ever since I blacklisted “Here’s a blog” I realize JUST how many blogs tumblr is trying to shove in my face and now I’m even more like CAN YOU FUCKING NOT :T  I don’t care about the suggested blogs on the side but GET YOUR SUGGESTIONS THE FUCK OFF MY DASH GODDAMN XT

OH SHIT I SUPER SUPER WANT THAT VRISKA TEE WITH THE MECHANICAL ARM TATTOO SLEEVE FROM WE LOVE FINE SHIT

myramylove:

I don’t think I can do any of these.

WELP IT FINALLY HAPPENED.  My mom and I have been containing our cats in different halves of the houses but we had a security breech last night and there was a pretty nasty spat :T  Both cats are fine, but I ended up collateral damage being first on the scene to break it up XT  I know now Ivan has a mean right hook, got me right in the face.  Knocked my glasses clean off and sliced my ear and my nose pretty good too.  Ahhh adventures in getting cats to get along :T

But is it that big of a deal if dark skinned blood elves don't exist? I personally want to play a Mag'har Orc, but that isn't available, and I'm not offended by that. Where do you draw the line between requiring representation and letting there be a canon that simply does not include it?
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tmirai:

dogslug:

Just because it’s not a big deal to you doesn’t mean it’s not and shouldn’t be a big deal to other people. Stop thinking flawed lore in a flawed video game is more important than people who aren’t you.

Also, brown orcs are completely different from brown skinned humans/more human like characters. That is an apples and orange comparison, meaning they are completely unrelated.

Mag’har orcs are what orcs (as far as we know) originally looked like. They had brown skin; it wasn’t until the orcs were corrupted by Gul’dan and drank the demon blood that they became green.

You cannot play a Mag’har orc because the game requires you, by way of the introduction and your “backstory”, to play an orc that -was- corrupted by the demon blood (whether directly or by birth) and has followed Thrall into service of the Horde. It is the same reason why you can’t “play” a high elf, naga, centaur, Broken, sand troll, or satyr—because that is not the PoV Blizzard wants you to engage in. It doesn’t fall in line with how they are setting up the story and how your character comes to play a part in it.

THERE IS NO CANON REASON for why a brown skinned gnome, blood elf, human, Forsaken, or dwarf could not exist. There is no canon reason for why skintones other than those associated with white/Caucasian peoples cannot exist as genetic variations among these races. NONE. When a race has every “natural” skin tone under the sun available but shades of brown or dark brown, it is not canon that they CAN’T be brown skinned.

(Generally speaking of all sci-fi and fantasy, not just WoW): Realize that the omission of brown skin tones, races, and characters, or even multicultural characters belonging to real ethnicities of non-European origin, is not because of “lore” and “canon”. It is because of omission of non-European/Caucasian peoples from fantasy and science fiction. It is because of racism.

jfc.

Also the only reason people are knee-jerking and going BUT ELVES HAVE FAIR SKIN THAT’S HOW THEY ARE IT’S CANON!! is because fair skin is an ARCHAIC AND OUTDATED ARCHETYPE OF BEAUTY.  You know, like SNOW FUCKING WHITE?  Dark skin was considered to be ugly in comparison, and Elves in their original interpretations and in MOST that followed were supposed to be the pinnacle of grace and beauty so naturally they were all conceived to be willowy white Adonises.  THIS, LIKE MANY IDEAS ABOUT WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL AND WHAT CANNOT BE DOESN’T APPLY ANYMORE.  There is no fucking reason nowadays to preclude darker skin tones from a traditionally “beautiful” race and no canon reason why darker skintones cannot be included in Warcraft’s universe and if you don’t think it’s important to do so I don’t even know what to say to you.

tmirai:

I don’t have a dark skinned elf (for shame!) to comment on all this tomfuckery, so I stole gentlemancrow's Keiran to speak for me.

MY BELOVED KEIRAN LAUGHS IN THE FACE OF YOUR RACIST WAIFY FAIR SKINNED ELF HEADCANONS

tmirai:

I don’t have a dark skinned elf (for shame!) to comment on all this tomfuckery, so I stole gentlemancrow's Keiran to speak for me.

MY BELOVED KEIRAN LAUGHS IN THE FACE OF YOUR RACIST WAIFY FAIR SKINNED ELF HEADCANONS

ladycrowette said: Wait, what? What’s going on?

Just some pissant little whiny babies throwing a tantrum over dark-skinned Blood elves and how NOOOO the creators DESIGNED them to be fair skinned stop making them with dark skin and I’m just like wow guys it’s 2014 and also FICTIONAL ELVES.  Wow.  :T

Wow there sure is a lot of WoW wank on my dash today here I can sum it up for you all real simple like:

Warcraft is a universe filled with Orcs, Cow People, GOATS FROM OUTER SPACE, and talking Pandas, and yet the idea of a dark skinned Blood Elf is inconceivable to you?

If the idea of an elf with dark skin is somehow upsetting to your sensibilities you are probably definitely a racist and you should probably definitely stop talking the end.

Ugggh no it’s about to go up to triple digits this week NO I DON’T WANT IT GO AWAY HEAT

scribblyapples:

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