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11-30-02, 06:39 PM
Alright, here's the deal. I HATE ELVES! No matter from what world/series, elves SUCK!
Does anybody else hate elves, and why? I dislike them because they're usually very arrogant isolationists (again, depending on world) and the only good they're good for is archer..ing. But a human could become good with a bow too i think.
Oh, and, whats your face fantasy race, and from what world/series? Humans, orks, elves, dwarves, what?
Mine would have to be Draconians from the world of Krynn (dragonlance saga), they're the corrupted children of dragons, huge lizard men that have different things happen to them when they die. Depending on the species, they'd turn to stone, explode, turn into the form of their killer, dissolve into acid, or must be killed once twice then a third time each time going more berserk then the last death.
Elves do suck, but they are extremely noble and honourable.
Orc's are just ugly bastards with a tiny brain. What good are they?
12-01-02, 12:10 PM
In the SOVEREIGN STONE TRILOGY world by Weis/Hickman, Orks (yeah with a k) are a seafaring race that are all about superstitious omens and honourable fighting. In other worlds, yeah they're just useless lackies who like to rape human females. But still way better than elves :cool:
Elves in most books are pretty crappy. I've never read any that come close to any authentic old European myths. They're always just lightly built humans with bows and silly writing.
Hobbits annoy the hell out of me. Are Sam and Frodo gay? I hope so, otherwise their lingering glances at each other are just annoying. They're very small, smaller brains, they should be stupid dammit.
I'm not sure I like the whole orc thing. In EVERY series of books I've read, they are the scum of the world, their external ugliness representing internal ugliness. Nice shallow values there. They live in a disordered semi-society. How then could they be a threat? Seems to me that in such books, the ordered, long-living, arrogant elves would be the most likely to make war and subjugate other races.
Trollocs and such from the Robert Jordan books are okay, they have an excuse; they are literally built for fighting, so all they do is run around killing things.
Speaking of the Wheel Of Time books, why the hell hasn't anyone made some huge suits of armour and trained up some Ogier heavy infantry???
12-01-02, 01:37 PM
Is this feeling about the hatred of elves widespread? I always thought they were pretty cool...I even downloaded a Tengwar Quenya font into msword....so I can write in elvish if I want to. It would make a cooooooooooooooooooooooooool secret code.
The Buggers and the Piggies in the Enders Game series are awesome. So are the worms from Dune...hmmm....
I like the Elves for one reason only, because they are like the ancestors to the Eldar in Warhammer 40k, the most technologically advanced race in the known universe that was almost destroyed when the forces of Chaos ripped apart their homeworlds. They now drift through space in gigantic spaceships called Craftworlds. Its a cool universe.
I'd recommend it to anyone
12-01-02, 08:41 PM
I liked the artwork and I read a book. They fought with chainsaws. That was fricken awesome.
But I never got into the game. Too expensive, not really worth it in my humble opinion.
If you're talking about WH40k, its Chainswords
12-02-02, 06:46 AM
That's right. Anyway, the whole idea would make a great made-for-tv movie.
There is actually a motion picture being made about one of the many, many stories.
A tale about a Blood Angel Sergeant and his squads who are exiled and sent to find something for the Holy Emporer
Sort like The Holy Grail but in the 41st Millenium
And how dare you say "Made-for-TV"!!!!
The whole universe is 25 years old and has more depth than Star Wars and Star Trek combined :mad:
12-02-02, 11:05 AM
halflings are pretty cool. they beat the crap outta the dark lord of mordor in tlr.
12-02-02, 11:20 AM
Have you ever read any of Dennis L. McKiernan. It has elves and a host of other entities including Dragons, Dwarves and Humans. If you get a chance, find a copy of The Iron Tower Trilogy. It's a great read and was written basically as a Lord of The Rings Knock-Off. It's good though. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
12-02-02, 04:19 PM
I actually created a race of people for a book I'm writing (I know it's farfetched Pollux, but bear with me.) They are called the M'ua Truani and what they are is a warlike race of men with wings. Not angels mind you, but insect-like, real skeletal wings. Like bats without the nasty fleshy stuff. I even have a myth about it but it's no quite finished. I tells how the Men of that world came to live on land and that the M'ua fought amongst themselves until a hero named Balta stepped forward to stop the fighting. Well, he directly opposed the High Council and was beaten and tortured until finally, he was thrown of the edge of the capital city of the M'ua Truani (called Gelnog by the M'ua and Maldred by Men) and landed on Earth. His wife, Falden, so heartbroken by the lose of her husband tore of her wings and jumped from the city. She found him after years of searching and they started a family on Earth. That is the basic plot of it, but I need to work out the logistics of it.
P.S. Pine, I have the all Iron Tower and the Hel's Crucible books along with The Eye of The Hunter and Silver Wolf, Black Falcon. Pollux, they are really good, you should read some of them.
Those Reaper Vampires in Blade II really erked me if that goes with this topic.
I liked the dragons in Cristopher Rowley's Bazil Broketail books. Elves differ from author to author. The big thing is that they have longer lifespans than most races. This affects there thinking. I'd try for a Tolkienish air with mine. WHen I think of trolls, I think of the way Terry Brooks did them in the Shannara series. I'm putting a few races togather fo rmy books.