Thursday, November 6, 2014

Literary ramble: Why is it always elves?

Greetings internet I have a question for everyone. Whats with the elves? More specifically why does it seem that Elves are either near extinct, lost their empire, or have been the root cause of many of the worlds woes? I mean I can't have been the only one to notice this particular trend am I? Its not that I think elves are special goodness no but I find it odd that they always seem to get the short end of the stick. There are exceptions of course. Guild wars 2 for example has mankind take the place of elves. Mainly cause every other living creature in that world seems to have been built to be stronger. smarter, faster, or more passionate than the average man but still an exception.

I kinda get why this is. After all everyone loves a good story about a bunch of high and mighty imbeciles getting their just deserts. After all revenge is a dish best served ironically, or cold I guess if your into the whole vacuum of  space thing. Perhaps it started with Tolkien, after all his elves had to leave middle earth... cause reasons. (Quiet! I read the lord of the rings... in high school.) This seems to have carried over into more contemporary sources with nearly every incarnation.

World of Warcraft. The queen of the elves was super vain and wanted to marry a dark titan roughly equivalent to that universes Satan. Warhammer 40k The elves or Eldar as they are called in that setting accidentally birthed a god of debauchery by having an empire wide orgy of sound, sex and indulgence. Not surprising the elves in that setting are kinda icky. Even StarTrek and their vulcans so dedicated to logic and reason but their planet get destroyed in the 2009 star trek movie. Granted that happend in and alternate universe but still.

I mean really why can't some other race in fantasy get the shaft? Why can't orcs have once had a magnificent technicolor magic civilization that fell due to an ill conceived attempt to make the worlds tastiest cake and accidentally unleash the destroyer of worlds or something? Why can't Dwarves have to sail across the ocean to another planet because their time on the world is spent? Why can't Dwarves be different from every other Dwarf in every other fantasy world? But that's another topic.

Anyway that's enough for now I think. Have a good one! :)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Internets! Bit of a short blog today.

Halloween has always been a favored Holiday of mine, From the costumes to the abundant amounts of fun sized candies. There's just something special about this macabre celebration of all things creepy.

I have many good memories about this holiday. In particular I always liked walking around the neighborhood as a kid and marveling at all the creepily decorated houses then coming home and watching a horror movie marathon. Usually B movies like The Puppet Master series and the like. While I no longer go out in costume I still keep the tradition of watching a horror movie marathon. So I best get right to that tonight.

Have a pleasant and Safe Halloween.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

So lets get this ball rolling.

Salutations Internets! I am your host and humble provider of this blog wishing to welcome you to my first post ever! Lucky you, random person who came across this blog by accident while searching for porn. So what is The Argent Quill? You might be asking yourself. Simply its the random musings of myself as I try and survive this crazy train that is life on planet earth and the various topics that keep me sane... Mostly. Not sure what the Updates will be like. We'll see how things progress.

Now as for today's topic? Hmm, Lets talk Warcraft.

Warcraft or more accurately World of Warcraft is a MMORPG or Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game. In which you take control of a hero of one of two warring faction. The Alliance comprised of the typical Fantasy fair of  Human hailing from the kingdom of Stormwind, Dwarves a race of short but strong and curious humanoids with large beards, Elves a race of tall ponty eared fellows with a love of nature. (In blue berry flavor) and Gnomes tiny geniuses with steam punk technology. As well as their recent additions to their racial demography The Draenei a race of space aliens with blue skin, face tendrils and a love of holy magic and The Worgen who are basically Werewolves from the kingdom of Gilneas, They have British sounding accents.

Or The Horde comprised of Orcs green skinned alien warriors from another dimension, Trolls a race of tall creatures with fake Jamaican accents. The Minotaur like Tauren and the Undead remnant of the human civilization of lordaeron called the forsaken. They also have Blood Elves Magic addicted elves (in vanilla flavor.) and the diminutive Goblins who are like Gnomes but are crazy and have Jersey accents.

World of Warcraft is a game of mine that I have enjoyed for some time now. I joined the wow bandwagon around Wrath of The Lich King one of the games soon to be five expansions specifically the second.  Now It must be said that when I do nerdy things I go all out. So I used to do this strange hobby known as Roleplay. Its where one acts as if their character is actually living in the world that is being presented by the game. Giving him or her a personality and a back-story as well as goals and motivations.

I used to do this Alliance side on the Eathenring server but recently I have felt the need to seek out greener pastures. No offense to anyone that comes from ER that may come by this. So I Have recently decided to see how the other half lives. One transfer to Wyrmrest Accord and faction change later and I am now the proud player of a most esteemed Adventurer.

His name is Baeleruil and he is the handsomest Blood Elf warrior in all the land. Or at least he is in his own mind.
Look at that big strong elf! Look at him!

I picked Blood Elf cause I have always had a soft spot for elves. Dwarves too but mostly elves. I picked my Warrior because he was max level and warriors are awesome machines of either protection or destruction, Depending on how I kit him out.
Though I admit I thought about making him an Orc. Orcs have traditionally been strong but hunched over and somewhat ugly looking. Recently many of the older game models have been updated. Making Orcs look somewhat handsome in a rugged monster sort of way.

Still got that hunch though.

For the moment I haven't engaged in any Role play. Going to see if I can find a guild first. Maybe do some faffing about to try and get prettier armor or sword. But that's a discussion for another time.

Till next time... FOR THE HORDE!