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"I’ve noticed that in Skyrim they never call the giant spiders giant, they only call the REALLY big Frosbite Spiders “giant spiders” which gives off the impression that it is normal for most spiders to get to that size in Skyrim.

This leaves me with a question that could have a horrifying answer: is there such a thing as a “tiny” spider in Skyrim?”

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I would actually prefer that every spider in real life be that size. The tiny ones could be in your clothes, under your furniture, on the ceiling above you right now. If only giant ones existed, they wouldn’t be crawling through the crack under your door or hiding beneath a toilet seat.

summer-wolf:

Wooooow, I got an essay accusing me of worshiping elves and taking in nothing but Imperial propaganda. :O

Geez, where is all this Imperial propaganda anyway? I don’t even spend much time interacting in this fandom so I wouldn’t know. I just follow a fun Elenwen blog and make silly posts from time to time.

Apparently my new Stormcloak friend doesn’t think I can explore a video game’s environment and draw conclusions based on what is presented in the game, in the context of the game.

Not gonna bother directly replying since they seem to get their rocks off by screaming “NO” at anyone put off by Ulfric Stormcloak and leaving essays about lore that really doesn’t matter in the context of Skyrim’s setting and events.

As for the elf worship, if you need me I’ll be hovering around Ondolemar. He’s fun. :D

Um, sunshine? Look at what you just said.

"Lore doesn’t really matter in the context of Skyrim’s setting and events."

You’re literally saying that knowledge of history and demonstrable facts don’t make for a valid conclusion, but a superficial and uninformed observation does. You’re throwing common sense out the window and going for the laziest approach instead of actually making an effort to educate yourself. Everything I told you is based on multiple character testimonies and sources of written word in-game. It’s presented to the player just as much as anything else, but you don’t care because ignorance is bliss.

Also, kindly show me where I said you worship elves. Seriously, quote my “essay” (gods forbid people actually write) and tell me where that claim was made. While you’re at it, show me where I was doing nothing but screaming NO as well. Show me where there was rage or loss of composure. Show me where I wasn’t bringing up facts rooted in what the game presents to the player. Either that, or try refuting them instead of just giving up.

summer-wolf:

bleyd:

summer-wolf:

skyrimconfessionss:

"Whatever side I pick in the civil war is based entirely around my characters opinion on the jarls. The reason I joined the Imperials on my first play through is entirely because my Argonian hated Laila Law-giver."

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This is pretty much how my characters behave. My Dragonborn, a Khajiit, despises Ulfric Stormcloak and how he treats the Argonians and Dunmer in his hold; she doesn’t want to see that get worse and spread in Skyrim (which already treats Khajiit badly enough as a whole), so she doesn’t want Ulfric to become High King. Meanwhile, she likes Jarl Elisif (and would like the court to stop undermining her and her good judgment).

Of course, (spoilers) my Dragonborn is also certain that the Thalmor intentionally (though indirectly) created the Stormcloaks to weaken the Empire, and sees joining them as playing right into the Aldmeri Dominion’s hands. Which is the last thing she wants to do.

It’s amazing the way wimperials completely disregard the meaning of a confession just to spew forth more of their bandwagon polemics about racism that doesn’t exist.

How do you know the meaning of the confession? Did you submit it? Do you know who did? Has the meaning of this confession been explained to you in depth?

It was a confession about why the player picks side and how it has to do with Jarls. That’s all the context there is. So, I wrote about how my characters are also influenced by Jarls.

What’s amazing is how you keep jumping into threads to defend Ulfric Stormcloak against accusations (or hints) that he’s a racist douchenozzle.

But please tell me more about how a Jarl who has a sizable portion — who all happen to be Dunmer and Argonians — of his population in ghettos, and does absolutely nothing to see to their needs, leading a rebel army to take control of Skyrim by promising a continuation of Nord supremacy, is not racist.

The meaning is self-evident based on the example given. The submitter cares more about the Jarls in various holds that get changed upon conquest than they do about the actual reason for the war. What you posted does have to do with Jarls, but only the major players and representatives of each side (or rather, only on Windhelm’s side since Elisif remains Jarl no matter which side of the war you complete), and thus completely forgoes the original context of what the confessor was trying to say.

What’s funny is how you claim to be familiar with my “jumping into threads,” yet demand an answer for my support of the Stormcloaks. Why do you find it amazing? What’s so wrong with someone defending a point they believe in? Is it because Ulfric being racist is one hundred percent objective, and there’s no way anyone could ever see it otherwise, despite every conclusion from people saying this is the result of a mere 30 seconds of observation of Windhelm and complete ignorance of the lore and social structure of the city? Either you’ve read my arguments or you haven’t. Which is it? I’ll go ahead and repeat them since you’re too indoctrinated in shallow Imperial propaganda to see past the subconscious connection of Nord nationalism to white supremacy.

The Dunmer are in a ghetto of their own volition. They fled from Morrowind two hundred years ago, before Ulfric was even alive. The high king at the time granted them entry and allowed them to take refuge in Nord cities without any taxes owed to the Jarls and with free worship of their heathen Daedra. If you talk to NPCs in and around Windhelm, you’ll hear that the refugees are nothing more than isolationists with a glaring sense of entitlement. What few Dunmer in Windhelm there are that actually do substantial work and contribute to society even say this about their own kin, that they’re glad to be making something of themselves instead of sitting around doing nothing and complaining constantly.

The Argonians are not allowed in the city because of their long history of war and slavery with the Dunmer. For centuries your oh so righteous elves targeted other races for captivity and enslavement, with particular focus on Black Marsh and its inhabitants. When the Argonians had enough and killed a trader, the elves went to war with them. Consider also that the Argonians can be extremely dangerous in numbers and under stress, like during the events of the last game when they drove back the assaulting Dremora forces until the Oblivion gate was closed in a panic. You really want to mix them with the same people that oppressed them in such horrible ways for so long? Multiple characters make comments about them ripping each other apart, and Ulfric’s replacement on the Imperial side admits that things are not likely to change for everyone’s safety.

Give me one example that shows the Stormcloaks believing in Nord supremacy. Do you know anything about the civil war or how it started? Anything at all? Do you seriously think the Nords are fighting just because they think they’re better than everyone else? They were sold out by the very empire they bled and died for. The same empire that supposedly brings peace and security to Tamriel, yet consistently abandons its people from other provinces to look out for number one. The empire that signed Hammerfell away to the Thalmor, then watched in shame as the Redguards defended themselves to a standstill. The empire that was too lazy and apathetic to stop the Dominion from marching into Valenwood and taking it with barely any resistance. The empire that passed legislation allowing Morrowind to keep their old laws, effectively legalizing their slave industry for the sake of assimilating them. The empire that allows a foreign force into a country that was influential in its very conception so they can kidnap, imprison, torture, and execute them for their beliefs? Even if we were to pretend for half a second that the Nords truly are racist, I’d still support putting a handful of uncooperative, ungrateful, self-rightous immigrants in some run down houses over sacrificing thousands of otherwise loyal citizens to a force whose credo literally is “we are inherently better than everyone else” just to save face.

On that note, what even makes you think Nords have a supremacist attitude? Look at Windhelm and see how many Altmer and Imperials live there. If they were xenophobic at all, why are there elves and other non-Nords leading perfectly normal lives? Why is Ulfric not suspicious of people who belong to the same demographics that make up the entirety of his enemy factions? Is it not painfully obvious that they’re willing to accept anyone who shows a willingness to work and can contribute to society, rather than just shirking away anyone who isn’t exactly like them? When you talk to Galmar to join the rebellion, he questions you based on your race, but look at what he says immediately after. "You mistake me. I’m not saying no - just wondering about your intentions. We’re not looking for sellswords. The Stormcloaks need dedicated men and women who’re devoted to the cause and willing to die for it." The guy who supposedly is more racist than Ulfric doesn’t care what you look like on the outside, he just cares that you have a fire in your heart. The “heart of a true Nord,” a passion to fight for independence and freedom from tyranny, not “hurr durr kill everyone who isn’t me.”

You didn’t bring this up, but I feel obligated to also educate you on the meaning of their often misinterpreted battle cry, “Skyrim belongs to the Nords!” In the context of the civil war its meaning is obvious - they want to be free from the empire and rule themselves. They want Skyrim to be its own nation apart from the corrupt bureaucracy that sold them out. It’s exactly like their other battle cry, “Death to the Empire!” Given the meaning of what they’re fighting for, what sense would it make to mention something so irrelevant? “I want freedom… but hooray for the stinking elves in the slums back home!” That’s literally what people who think it’s an ethnocentric statement are seeing it as. Thinking this way is nothing more than confirmation bias based on a skewed outlook on the minorities in Windhelm. This is exactly what Galmar says:

"I fought in the Imperial army in the War against the Dominion. I bled and spilt blood for the Empire. And for what? The Empire to bend its knee before those evil elf bastards? Signing a treaty meant to kill the heart of the Empire itself. To deny Talos? No. I will have no part of any such Empire. And I will gladly gut anyone who says otherwise." And when the player asks if he opposes everyone who isn’t a Nord: "I oppose tyranny. I oppose those who tell me how to live, what to think, and what to believe."

So tell me, why do you think Nords are supremacists? I certainly hope it’s not just because they have light skin. Nords are not whites. Nords are Nords. Associating them with whites may be a natural response, but dropping all effort to examine the situation and only going against them because you think they have the same privilege as people in real life would be just as racist as what you’re accusing them of.

summer-wolf:

skyrimconfessionss:

"Whatever side I pick in the civil war is based entirely around my characters opinion on the jarls. The reason I joined the Imperials on my first play through is entirely because my Argonian hated Laila Law-giver."

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This is pretty much how my characters behave. My Dragonborn, a Khajiit, despises Ulfric Stormcloak and how he treats the Argonians and Dunmer in his hold; she doesn’t want to see that get worse and spread in Skyrim (which already treats Khajiit badly enough as a whole), so she doesn’t want Ulfric to become High King. Meanwhile, she likes Jarl Elisif (and would like the court to stop undermining her and her good judgment).

Of course, (spoilers) my Dragonborn is also certain that the Thalmor intentionally (though indirectly) created the Stormcloaks to weaken the Empire, and sees joining them as playing right into the Aldmeri Dominion’s hands. Which is the last thing she wants to do.

It’s amazing the way wimperials completely disregard the meaning of a confession just to spew forth more of their bandwagon polemics about racism that doesn’t exist.

ultima228:

bleyd:

ultima228:

appleisthesweetestsin:

skyrimconfessionss:

"I never really felt well in Skyrim. All this hate against Argonians and Khajiit makes me sick."

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Yeah, it is even worse then the hate that Dunmer get. So it is pretty bad. 

I agree, it is sad. The Empire at least is slightly less racist than the bloody nords.

Does nobody look at notes before reblogging anything?

  1. Imperialism (noun) \im-ˈpir-ē-ə-ˌli-zəm\

    The policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas; the extension or imposition of power, authority, or influence.

  2. Direct quotes from general Tullius demonstrating an attitude of cultural superiority and disdain for Nordic society and religion:
    "Any last requests before I send you to…to wherever you people go when you die?"
    "You people and your damn Jarls."
    "Without [the legion] to keep order, the provinces would fall into barbarism and lawlessness. Especially Skyrim."

  3. Multiple Imperials (race, not faction) and Altmer living normal lives in Windhelm, absent of justifiable suspicion due to enemy demographics; respected by the locals for working hard and contributing to society. Niranye, Quintus, Ulundil, just for a few examples.

  4. Decree of Monument stating that the Dunmer are to be shown hospitality and honor by the Nords in the way of a new home with self-government, exception from taxes or fealty to the hold, and freedom of religion for their Daedra worship.

  5. Dunmer farmers Belyn and Faryl admitting for all intents and purposes that their kin are social isolationists too proud to do any work and separating themselves from the world and complaining about problems in the past instead of moving on and making something of themselves.

So tell me more about how the Empire is less racist than the Stormcloaks.

Oh, I’m fucking sorry have you not PLAYED Skyrim or do you just not have a brain in your skull? The White Supremacist tones and even borderline Nazism from Ulfric and the Storm Cloaks whose fucking battle cry is “SKYRIM BELONGS TO THE NORDS” how often do you visit Windhelm or a Stormcloak controlled town as any race aside from a Nord? Clearly you haven’t done much or put any amount of effort into Skyrim, its so plainly obvious that it punches you in the face.

How are the Stormcloaks like Nazis? How is racial supremacy anything like their agenda? You accuse me of being completely ignorant of the situation when you yourself clearly have no idea what the war is about. The Stormcloaks want Skyrim to be independent from the Empire that sold them out. They want freedom to live their lives the way they want without being told what they can and can’t do, what gods they can and can’t worship. It has absolutely nothing to do with racial supremacy, and the fact that you associate Stormcloaks with white supremacist is pretty racist in and of itself, as the only connection you have to them is that they look like white people in real life.

And how exactly is “Skyrim belongs to the Nords” racist? You’re just making a confirmation bias based on your flawed perception of Windhelm’s social structure. Again, if you knew anything about the civil war, you would take this quote in the context that it means - they just want to rule themselves, not be governed by a corrupt beurocracy. Just like their other battle cry, “Death to the Empire.”

ultima228:

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skyrimconfessionss:

"I never really felt well in Skyrim. All this hate against Argonians and Khajiit makes me sick."

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Yeah, it is even worse then the hate that Dunmer get. So it is pretty bad. 

I agree, it is sad. The Empire at least is slightly less racist than the bloody nords.

Does nobody look at notes before reblogging anything?

  1. Imperialism (noun) \im-ˈpir-ē-ə-ˌli-zəm\

    The policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas; the extension or imposition of power, authority, or influence.

  2. Direct quotes from general Tullius demonstrating an attitude of cultural superiority and disdain for Nordic society and religion:
    "Any last requests before I send you to…to wherever you people go when you die?"
    "You people and your damn Jarls."
    "Without [the legion] to keep order, the provinces would fall into barbarism and lawlessness. Especially Skyrim."

  3. Multiple Imperials (race, not faction) and Altmer living normal lives in Windhelm, absent of justifiable suspicion due to enemy demographics; respected by the locals for working hard and contributing to society. Niranye, Quintus, Ulundil, just for a few examples.

  4. Decree of Monument stating that the Dunmer are to be shown hospitality and honor by the Nords in the way of a new home with self-government, exception from taxes or fealty to the hold, and freedom of religion for their Daedra worship.

  5. Dunmer farmers Belyn and Faryl admitting for all intents and purposes that their kin are social isolationists too proud to do any work and separating themselves from the world and complaining about problems in the past instead of moving on and making something of themselves.

So tell me more about how the Empire is less racist than the Stormcloaks.

kartoffelhexe:

skyrimconfessionss:

"I never really felt well in Skyrim. All this hate against Argonians and Khajiit makes me sick."

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Yeah, me too. Skyrim is my least-favorite region in all of Tamriel. I’m playing a Breton and a Bosmer, so I experience this racism first-hand with my Bosmer. #1 reason why I’ll probably join the Empire when the time comes.

Stupid racist Stormcloaks.

Both of you are idiots. Stormcloaks aren’t racist.

For starters, even cities under Imperial control deny access to the caravans. If the Empire is doing the exact same thing, how are they any better? And if you’re going to say it’s not the Empire directly because it’s still a Nord city (thus going with “all Nords are racist”) then why fight for any side at all, seeing as how the legion in Skyrim is made up mostly of Nords?

Now that that’s out of the way, it’s the caravans that aren’t allowed in cities, not the Khajiit themselves. Individuals not associated with them are fine, even if they display stereotypical criminal tendencies. Jzargo talks about stealing things and Shavari is a Thalmor assassin, but they are granted entry simply because they aren’t with the merchants, who are a known organization of fences and drug dealers. Skooma and such being part of their lifestyle doesn’t make it any less of an illegal narcotic in Skyrim.

Argonians are kept outside of Windhelm because of the extreme racial tension between them and the Dunmer. If you ever read anything about the lore or talked to NPCs you would know of the damnable acts the Dunmer committed against them, specifically targeting Black Marsh for kidnapping and enslavement, then going to war with them when they defended themselves with lethal force against a trader. Also, remember that the Argonians have been known to form a regenerative collective consciousness under the influence of the Hist, as they did in the events of the last game when they indaved Oblivion until the Daedra closed the gates in panic. Is it really wise to let two groups of dangerous people with strong animosity toward each other mingle in the streets of a city whose guard force is already stretched thin by war for no other reason than social justice and entitlement? Even the replacement for Ulfric on the Imperial side admits that things are unlikely to change for everyone’s safety.

Also, remember that it was the Empire that passed legislation to allow Morrowind to keep their slave industry active. They sure do value freedom and equality, huh? Nothing like those horrible bigoted Nords, who welcomed the Dunmer into their city and have allowed them to live tax free and worship their heathen Daedra for 200 years.

And what racism does a Bosmer receive? Being called “elf,” which is exactly what they are? Dialogue responses to race are all almost exactly the same, so I don’t know what you’re on. If anything, there should be suspicion of them, considering Valenwood is allied with the Dominion.

Nobody in the Elder Scrolls fandom cares that the Dunmer are slavers or that the Altmer are genocidal. They get a free pass for resembling minorities in real life, for having mildly interesting exotic cultures, or just for being attractive.

But if a Nord, a white man, shows any kind of justifiable animosity towards anyone different from him, then all Nords are ignorant scum who don’t deserve the rights of religious freedom, self-government, and in the case of elf-lovers, life at all.

wickedmetalviking1990 (slightly reworded)

THE ALTMER ARE BRIGHT YELLOW ENORMOUS ELVES AND THE DUNMER ARE GREY AND HAVE RED EYES

A) HOW DO THEY RESEMBLE MINORITIES IRL

B) WHO IGNORES THE FACT THAT THEY ARE ASSHOLES

PRETTY SURE PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THIS

LOOK AT THIS SHITTY POST BOOHOO WHITE NORDS WHAT THE CRAP WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT

(via moonsugartusks)

A) Countless Imperial supporters (or just elf-lovers) compare the Windhelm refugees and the Nords to black and white races in real life.

B) Every casual who hasn’t played any TES game before Skyrim and literally thinks the Dunmer are psychologically incapable of being racist because they have dark skin.

C) White shaming and caps? You seem upset.

If you don’t understand any of these points, you’ve clearly never read a single Imperial VS Stormcloak debate. It’s been three years, there are hundreds of them out there that consistently use these fallacious tactics.

(via bleyd)

White shaming doesn’t exist good bye

(via moonsugartusks)

Are you joking? That’s exactly what you’re doing with this “boohoo white nords” bullshit.

"Nords were betrayed by the empire they bled and died for, and now have a foreign force whose credo is literally racial supremacy stealing them from their homes in the dead of night. They are facing imprisonment, torture, and execution for their beliefs - as well as being branded traitors for wanting to cede from the corrupt bureaucracy sanctioning these actions - but because they’re white they can’t be victims.

The Dunmer have been living in Windhelm without taxes and with complete religious freedom for 200 years, and the biggest problem we see them facing is some run down houses and getting yelled at by a sloppy drunk. But they have dark skin, so they’re automatically under an infinite amount of oppression despite being some of the biggest assholes in Tamriel.”

Christ, people are stupid.

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