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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:37PM Ehra said

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If elves are always portrayed as being perfect then how can they be so irresponsible with magic? :p

Posted: Aug 11th 2011 1:09PM epilepticemu said

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@Ehra Yeah... I don't usually write negative comments but... don't look for logic here. His 10 bullet points are really just 5. And half of them are contradicting the other half.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 1:53PM PanamaAlex said

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@Ehra Well, his reasons are compiled based on what developers use in the MMOs and what authors write in their lore. I actually like Elves, nut I have to agree with this list. Someone should re invent Elves. Dwarves have been reinvented in some MMOs, Gnomes as well, but no one has reinvented Elves. Get on it someone... anyone? Bueller... Bueller...
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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 2:00PM PanamaAlex said

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Oh and as I went through the other comments, I forgot about The Elder Scroll Elves. Dragon Age as far as I'm concerned doesn't really do much with the Elf thing. It's more a background thing that you can miss it very easily.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 6:04PM ShivanSwordsman said

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@Ehra

Something tells me this guy bought Global Agenda, purely for the "No Elves" campaign. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxFKDzW0qdg
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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:38PM Saker said

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Cute article! I agree Blame J.R.R. Tolkien!

Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:40PM Averice said

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IDK man, all 10 of those things just make it sound awesome to always be an elf when you can.

And of course they're popular, they're basically magic humans/quicker humans/more beautiful humans. They're just an epitome of humanity that's so beyond awesome they aren't even human anymore. They're better.

Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:43PM FrostPaw said

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They're perfect/They're better than you, seems like the same thing to me.

Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:46PM Scopique said

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You apparently haven't played The Witcher. Or Dragon Age.

Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:58PM (Unverified) said

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@Scopique

LOL, I thought the same. DA Elves didn't fare so well.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 1:18PM pid said

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@Scopique Yeah I thought about that short elve I kicked butt all time because I was like 2 heads taller and he stinked. Elves in DA were much fun to watch fail their lives :D
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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 2:07PM Bladerunner83 said

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@Scopique

I thought Dragon Age elves fit into #8 very nicely.

" 8. They're always getting depressed over everything. "

Mainly because the majority are slaves to humans.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:48PM JBTurk said

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I LOL'd when reading this. Thanks.

Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:48PM (Unverified) said

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@Ehra Exactly his point.

Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:50PM Sente said

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I definitely agree with you;)

Terry Pratchett quote:

Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.
Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
Elves are terrific. They beget terror.
The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.
No one ever said elves are nice.
Elves are bad.

Posted: Aug 11th 2011 6:33PM StClair said

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@Sente

I was totally thinking of that. Also this quote, also relating to elves (particularly point #5):
"If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are."
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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:50PM EdmundDante said

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Only Orcs of Sauron hate elves!

Posted: Aug 11th 2011 1:30PM AnotherPint said

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@EdmundDante

Of course they hate Elves becuase they are Elves! At least the used to be. : )
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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 3:07PM (Unverified) said

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@EdmundDante

Not true! By the halls of Durin, I hate elves with every fiber of my dwarfy being! Never trust an elf!
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Posted: Aug 11th 2011 12:51PM AnneT said

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And here I thought its because they make cookies. Hmmmm....Keebler elves cookies.

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