can we take a moment of silence to just appreciate how fucking gorgeous the bi pride colors are?
(sourced as accurately as possible, where appropriate)
This is my 12th giveaway and there are many more to come! Good luck everyone. Winners selected on 8/20/14 <3
pairings where they “hate” each other but would be devastated if anything happened to one another aRE MY FUCKING WEAKNESS
People who think non-binary people have to look androgynous or they’re not really non-binary are horrible people and I want nothing to do with them
things about the hunger games franchise that should anger you
- katniss’s deafness was erased in the movies
- peeta’s amputation was erased in the movies
- our media is acting exactly like the capitol
- katniss’s prep team aren’t real characters in the movies
things about the hunger games franchise that shouldn’t anger you
- "katniss is so annoying and whiny and cold and weak!!"
- Katniss was whitewashed in the movies.
Of note: so are Prim (who is canonically lightskinned, but still a PoC/WoC who is killed by the state in light of a revolution she took active part in when she could’ve passed), Gale (who is publicly whipped, in case anyone forgot), and Haymitch (who has been through some SHIT, is an alcoholic to cope w. his trauma— not PTSD bc you have to be POST-trauma for PTSD and he’s constantly in the mix/training new kids for slaughter every year— and is one of the leaders of his community’s old guard in this multigenerational revolutionary effort).
Races that evolved/devolved through magical means and no one argues about their existence:
- Night Elves (from Trolls via the Well of Eternity)
- High & Blood Elves (From Night Elves via Sunwell)
- Naga (from Night Elves via Well of Eternity)
- Dwarves (via Titanic origins + Curse of Flesh)
- Gnomes (via Mechagnomes + Curse of Flesh)
- Broken (from Eredar via demon corruption)
- Man’ari (from Eredar via demon corruption)
- Forsaken (via magic based plague)
- Goblins (via kaja’mite ore)
- Worgen (from Human via curse)
- Jinyu (from Murlocs via Vale of Eternal Blossoms)
- Silithid (via Well of Eternity)
- Ethereals (from mortal race of K’aresh via arcane energy)
Things that the majority of the WoW community thinks needs to be explained from a scientific standpoint otherwise it “wont make any sense”:
- humanoid races that have brown people in it
Yo let me tell you kids something tho
I’ve been playing this game for 7 or 8 years now, belf and nelf lore is basically my specialty because I play those two races almost exclusively. I’ve spent hours on top of hours reading every ounce of lore for both races that I could find. There is not ONE SCRAP OF IT that says anything about belves not being able to have dark skin colors. Not one. Nothing. It is mentioned that they developed “peachy” colored skin in one really old article from an encyclopedia that doesn’t even exist anymore, but the fact that it doesn’t exist anymore makes it questionably canon at best and plus anyone with a brain in their head can figure out that the wording used there was just used to say that high elves/belves lost the purple & blue tones from their night elf ancestry and gained skin color like humans and dwarves. Both of which, if i’m not mistaken, have dark skin colors.
On top of that, what’s canon and not canon in the lore gets changed more often than Chris Metzen changes his underwear. Not to mention things that are canon in lore aren’t present in game and vice-versa all the god damn time. Examples of both of these things (which I actually talked about earlier today in a reply to someone else’s post) include:
Draenei lore getting retconned just so they could have another pretty ppl race for Alliance (prior to TBC, ALL draenei looked like the broken. But we couldn’t have THAT as a playable race right?? lol)
Night elves of either gender can have gold OR silver eyes (gold eyes are a sign of inherent druidic potential), but in game females can only have silver and males can only have gold. This flies directly in the face of canon but I don’t see people getting their nickers in as much of a twist over this as they are over the possibility of adding brown skin for belves.
Night elves of either gender can also have facial tattoos. Hell Malfurion goddamn Stormrage has them, but in game only females get them.
Night elves (again sorry they’re the race I know the most about) are also able to have black hair, which is not present in the game at all. inb4 “Illidan’s hair is actually dark blue!!1!1!one”, yes it is but there’s official art of generic Night Elves that feature them with black hair.
Damn near any time one of the books is released, SOMETHING in the lore changes. The War of the Ancients story was retconned partially just so Knaak could add his damn OCs to the story. Christie Golden turned Kael’thas from a guy who had a crush on Jaina but never acted on it because he felt the age gap between them would make it awkward to a fuckin’ creepster who subtly hit on her every time he spoke to her.
Basically what i’m getting at here is using “lore” as a cover for “I don’t like the idea of elves with brown skin” is fuckin’ stupid, not to mention that it’s absolutely ridiculous that anyone is getting upset at the idea of brown belves in the first place. Ain’t no one here trying to make ever elf in the game dark skinned, just trying to make it an option. If you don’t like the option then don’t fuckin pick it you chodemasters.