kazucrash:

Street Fighter III: 2nd ImpactPublisher: CapcomDeveloper: CapcomPlatform: Arcade, DreamcastYear: 1997 (Arcade), 1999 (JP DC), 2000 (NA/EU DC)

kazucrash:

Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Platform: Arcade, Dreamcast
Year: 1997 (Arcade), 1999 (JP DC), 2000 (NA/EU DC)

Have you ever been OOC scared to speak to someone in RP?

solarine:

zanpyr:

writingjustforgiggles:

vonkriegg:

nelko-blacksun:

Okay, I don’t say this often, but I sometimes get OOC jitters when I wanna rp with someone (I don’t know why I just do) so, I put it off as far as possible especially if they don’t IC know the person is there.

Lol. Everyone I’ve ever RP’d with. >.<

Same here, but I promise if you reply I WILL reply back! <3 It just may take me a few days right now because work and tired and spoon-less but I WILL REPLY!! ILY ALL!

Yes. I tend not to speak in large groups of strangers with the RPs. My characters sorta just become NPCs with avatars. Part of the scenery. Unless someone actively engages me I’m gonna be quiet.

That’s my basic state of being when approaching someone new, and even sometimes with people I already know IC.

This is me with walkup and also not walkup.

misanthropic-thug:

Kimbley prided himself as a man of science, rejecting every form of spiritual nonsense presented to him for as far back as he could remember. But this assessment disturbed him somewhat. Logic dictated that this tiny woman had heard about him before — his actions back during the Ishbalan War weren’t exactly a secret. He was, after all, an infamous war criminal.

Pushing away the doubt from his mind, he let out a chuckle. “So. Wait. Am I supposed to believe what a bunch of uh. Chicken bones gotta say about me? Oh, man.”

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"And here I thought I was crazy. Trust me, lady — I guarantee you everyone and his grandma in Amestris knows about the shit I’ve done. How am I supposed to believe you didn’t chat up some local about the history o’ this place? C’mon. Be honest."

Huvi began picking up her bones, not taking her eyes off him. She knew now what sort of horrors he was capable of. Morally that is, she wasn’t aware of what sort of powers he might be concealing. He mentioned alchemy, but it was different from what she was accustomed to.

"Whether’re not ya believe me is irrelevant, but it seems like if ya weren’t at least a little inclined ta believe me ya wouldn’t’ve asked me fer a reading in th’ first place."

Pulling the drawstrings on the bag tight, she re-fastened it to her belt before taking up a slightly more defensive posture before continuing.

"And ah ain’t got many specific details, just… a whole lotta awful."

(Source: sm-villains)

millilicious:

meinenaffenhosen:

urulokid:

markruffalo:

electro-monk:

Petition for all the Marvel actors to agree that whenever Scarlett gets a blatantly sexist question one of the Chrises just takes it instead.

You have my signature.

this just made my day thank you mr ruffalo

I immediately assumed that blog name was spoofed because tumblr

but then I went and looked and…it’s actually Mark Ruffalo

bless

Anonymous sent: I am curious since you were talking about blood elf RP and your two gay characters. How do you handle topics of homophobia in your RP?? Do you think homophobia exists in blood elf culture (or even trolls since you RP them a lot too)??

tmirai:

malignantillustrator:

tmirai:

To be honest with you, I haven’t really thought much about homophobia in blood elf culture. I don’t and haven’t done a lot of blood elf RP or exploration of thoughts and headcanons about blood elf culture and societal norms.

I did do two articles for Trollin’ Thursday about homosexuality that explored what forms of homophobia might exists among trolls and why.

But I am not really into exploring topics of homophobia in RP. Realization of a character being gay/bi/pan/etc. and dealing with it, sure. But seeing as how homophobia is such a real issue IRL, it’s not one that I make a point of exploring in fantasy worlds. I am not saying that homophobia doesn’t and can’t exist in the WoW universe, but…why make bigotry an expected norm? There is no canon information or explicit lore in the WoW universe that implies any particular religious, spiritual, philosophical, or cultural-based belief/dogma/moral/norm says that heterosexuality is the accepted norm and any other sexual orientation is the minority, strange, and/or unacceptable.

If anything, I think there are more implications that many races view sexuality as very fluid and do not get as wrapped up in defining it it and using it as a moral benchmark as we do in our world.

As I always say, the real world and all of the vast details of our cultures as humans can be great foundations for developing fictional worlds and peoples; but why take the worst with you into a world where stuff like homophobia doesn’t -have- to exist?

I really like, and agree with the above sentiment. Role play in a fantasy realm is meant to be an escape from the drudges of our own mundane and sometimes coarse life in the real world. I too would like to imagine that homophobia (and its ilk) doesn’t exist amongst Azeroth’s cultures.

However, and you certainly don’t have to agree with me on this, I can definitely see where homosexuality (and really any non-hetero [read: reproductive] sexuality) would be frowned upon in *modern* Blood Elf culture (specifically).

And here is why: 90% of the population has been wiped out. This is borderline extinction level shit. The remaining Sin’dorei (and Quel’dorei for that matter) have it solidly on their shoulders to repopulate the nation/race.

Now, please understand that I am not saying there are not homosexual (or any other of the various wonderful flavors of sexuality) elves - far from it. I imagine that sexuality was nothing to bat an eye at amongst such a long-lived race, in times of prosperity.

But at this point in time, after what equates to a zombie apocalypse, followed by a decade of brutal warfare, I imagine that generally speaking, Blood Elf society might look unkindly upon those who are not “doing their part” to further the race. Hence, it stands to reason that it might be - at least at this point in Sin’dorei culture - something kept relatively quiet. And that is my headcanon.

(As an aside, yes, I play and devotedly love my non-hetero elves. I believe in love and equality for all people. And, I feel the need to point out that I do not now, nor will I ever, play someone who is actively homophobic to other PCs [unless, of course, it was a prearranged and agreed upon topic for a story arc]. This is my headcanon and I’ve explained why. I truly hope that no one takes offense to it, but if any of you do: I am sincerely sorry. Please get in touch with me so we can discuss it. I love you all.
-Vaud)

I think this is actually a really interesting and viable headcanon, with a similar justification that I expressed in my post about homosexuality in troll culture, and how it might be frowned upon for the same reason.

However, I would add and suggest that “homophobia” might be a strong word for what might occur in blood elf society if this were the case. I don’t want to mince words and dictate what constitutes as homophobia and anti-queer actions, but I don’t think that what Vaud describes would be -our culture’s- sort of homophobia or that blood elves would exhibit the sort of anti-lgbt rhetoric and actions homophobic people in our cultures do.

For instance, instead of damning same-sex relationships or saying they are “wrong”, there might be some sort of demand, or even required decree, for things like arranged marriages or even just required reproduction. So, gay blood elves could marry and be with whoever they wanted, but, if they did, they are still required to produce offspring and/or join with another House for purposes of furthering the bloodlines. As Vaud said, they have to “do their part”.

So, this doesn’t necessarily mean that same-sex relationships would be viewed as morally wrong or even selfish, but same-sex couples would be held to the same expectation of increasing the population. This actually could make for very interesting implications in regard to their society. I am sure arranged marriages and political House joinings are not something “new” to blood elf society.

On a related side note: I also have a headcanon that all of that fel-energy may have affected blood elves in biological ways beyond just magical-dependency and glowing green eyes. Like humans affected by radiation, they’re probably going to see a lot of health issues popping up in their next generations. Perhaps sterilization is one of them. Barren and sterile blood elf men and women might face some sort of ostracizing, or just self-guilt with being unable to further their line.

I don’t even see Blood Elves having that reaction necessarily. Keep in mind, these elves by and large remember what it was like in the good old days. I don’t think any not-quite-straight elf is going to say “I know I was having sex with this guy 30 years ago, but that’s not in society’s best interest.” I don’t see a civilization’s attitudes toward same-sex relationships changing that drastically over the course of what’s not even a generation for such a long-lived race.

In fact, there was, in French society, a very real movement at the end of the 19th century where everyone thought the world was ending so they just ramped up their hedonism. What would an already decadent and hedonistic society do?

Also keep in mind, one of the first quests that you get upon leaving Silvermoon City is to get party supplies. The Blood Elves are like a mullet. Business in the front, party in the back.

doxian:

enchantedsleeper:

David and Saul (1878), Ernst Josephson

"I fucking hate Wonderwall.""Whatever man."

doxian:

enchantedsleeper:

David and Saul (1878), Ernst Josephson

"I fucking hate Wonderwall."

"Whatever man."

Anonymous sent: I am curious since you were talking about blood elf RP and your two gay characters. How do you handle topics of homophobia in your RP?? Do you think homophobia exists in blood elf culture (or even trolls since you RP them a lot too)??

tmirai:

To be honest with you, I haven’t really thought much about homophobia in blood elf culture. I don’t and haven’t done a lot of blood elf RP or exploration of thoughts and headcanons about blood elf culture and societal norms.

I did do two articles for Trollin’ Thursday about homosexuality that explored what forms of homophobia might exists among trolls and why.

But I am not really into exploring topics of homophobia in RP. Realization of a character being gay/bi/pan/etc. and dealing with it, sure. But seeing as how homophobia is such a real issue IRL, it’s not one that I make a point of exploring in fantasy worlds. I am not saying that homophobia doesn’t and can’t exist in the WoW universe, but…why make bigotry an expected norm? There is no canon information or explicit lore in the WoW universe that implies any particular religious, spiritual, philosophical, or cultural-based belief/dogma/moral/norm says that heterosexuality is the accepted norm and any other sexual orientation is the minority, strange, and/or unacceptable.

If anything, I think there are more implications that many races view sexuality as very fluid and do not get as wrapped up in defining it it and using it as a moral benchmark as we do in our world.

As I always say, the real world and all of the vast details of our cultures as humans can be great foundations for developing fictional worlds and peoples; but why take the worst with you into a world where stuff like homophobia doesn’t -have- to exist?

delphiburke:

Thedas local news (original)

alliancemedical:

I’m happy to say that Wednesday, August 6 at 6pm Pacific (Server) (7pm Mountain, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern) Alliance Medical Association will be making its comeback! Hosted on the Wyrmrest Accord server in the Ironforge Hall of Explorers, Alliance Medical Association brings together the learned and the learning to discuss topics of lore, healing, and wellness on Azeroth. Race, class, and level of IC or OOC knowledge shouldn’t be barriers: The meetings are meant to be accessible!
This week’s event will focus on written and drawn forms of magic such as runes and glyphs. If your character knows a little (or a lot!) about these topics, I encourage you to show up. Depending on how many people there are and how much time we have I expect there will be a good amount of time for people to share their own personal theories and experiences on the subject. I was also hoping to have a little small-group activity where non-magical or unpracticed characters team up with magical or rune-savvy ones for a small exercise. A good way to meet and greet other players on the realm, or, if you’re shy or quiet, stick around and talk to the host or take a little break.
Hopefully this will be Cross Realm Zone compatible, but we probably won’t know if everything will work as intended until the night of. You may have to be willing to accept a raid invite to stay phased with us.
Hosted by “Apprentice Grauenvoll” (Skrimps in-game) and Nitrostat. Feel free to send asks to this blog if you need clarification on anything. I’ve also written up a FAQ if you’d like to check that for answers first. Meetings in the future are projected to be weekly or every other week, but the schedule is to be determined. 

alliancemedical:

I’m happy to say that Wednesday, August 6 at 6pm Pacific (Server) (7pm Mountain, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern) Alliance Medical Association will be making its comeback! Hosted on the Wyrmrest Accord server in the Ironforge Hall of Explorers, Alliance Medical Association brings together the learned and the learning to discuss topics of lore, healing, and wellness on Azeroth. Race, class, and level of IC or OOC knowledge shouldn’t be barriers: The meetings are meant to be accessible!

This week’s event will focus on written and drawn forms of magic such as runes and glyphs. If your character knows a little (or a lot!) about these topics, I encourage you to show up. Depending on how many people there are and how much time we have I expect there will be a good amount of time for people to share their own personal theories and experiences on the subject. I was also hoping to have a little small-group activity where non-magical or unpracticed characters team up with magical or rune-savvy ones for a small exercise. A good way to meet and greet other players on the realm, or, if you’re shy or quiet, stick around and talk to the host or take a little break.

Hopefully this will be Cross Realm Zone compatible, but we probably won’t know if everything will work as intended until the night of. You may have to be willing to accept a raid invite to stay phased with us.

Hosted by “Apprentice Grauenvoll” (Skrimps in-game) and Nitrostat. Feel free to send asks to this blog if you need clarification on anything. I’ve also written up a FAQ if you’d like to check that for answers first. Meetings in the future are projected to be weekly or every other week, but the schedule is to be determined.