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On TES elvesAlright can I just say how much I love the elves in the Elder Scrolls
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J.R.R. Tolkien popularized elves as these otherworldly, divinely beautiful creatures which sorta established the standard for the race in all modern fantasy that came after. They're nearly immortal, distant, and to me, plain boring. Then around comes Morrowind, the game that really made me fall in love with TES, its world and its lore!! The elves of TES have a long history, and each subrace has their own cultural identity. The elves no longer just sit in their Crystal ivory towers (well I guess some of them do) and sing to their trees or whatever - they're flawed, complicated PEOPLE, and extremely proud of who they are. The haughty Altmer, the hostile Dunmer from the Ashlands, the cannibalistic Bosmer, the late Dwemer and their scientific achievements…. when was the last time any elves modeled after Tolkien's work had this much cultural diversity??
I love the fact that Bethesda actually created some of the most inter
Best Friends ForeverYou all once were children, even though some of you would rather choose to forget it. Yes, all of you, with no exceptions. You, fierce werewolf huntress - there was a time when the wild flame in your heart was not yet lit, when you had chubby cheeks and untidy ginger pigtails. And you, oh wise Arch-Mage, - there was a time, long, long ago, when your crimson eyes were widened in silent wonder as the world unveiled before you for the very first time. And you, bulkily muscular, battle-hungry Orc warrior - these fangs of yours weren't always so big and sharp and curved; in fact, there was a time when you had no fangs at all, crawling on all fours
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