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01-07-13 06:43 AM
Magpie_Oz
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Originally Posted by locustgate View Post
The new daemonette (implied) + slaanesh, "appearing as both male and female"
OK but those aren't minatures are they, that is fluff.
Appearing as both male and female does not make you an Hermaphrodite.

GW Mini's are quite clearly one or the other, even the more androgynous Dark Eldar .

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Who cares? ... Sexuality isn't much of a relevant topic ...
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01-07-13 03:55 AM
Noise Marine Who cares? I'd rather have no gay characters than a few token gay characters. Sexuality isn't much of a relevant topic in Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k, unless we're talking Slaaneshi and we all know they're bisexual -is there a word for an all encompassing sexual fetish?- as fuck.
01-02-13 04:48 PM
locustgate
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Originally Posted by TRU3 CHAOS View Post
OH! So GW is about sexuality! Even though slaanesh is one extreme aspect from one deity, from one army.

Did you notice the disapearence of boobs in the new slaanesh models or are you new to the game?
Since when did I say they were all about sexuality.

You have the scantily clad witch cults and sorceresses for the Dark elf. You also have the topless harpies for the dark elves. Also don't forget Morathi which has been redone in finecast. Slaanesh's minor demons are multi breasted abominations. You have the lizardmen which not a single one of em is wearing clothes. You also have many of the skaven that are nude too.

I'm not say warhammer is a M or A game, but it sure as warp not E, and I would not have it another way.

Been playing for 11 (+/-1) years.

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What mini's are Hermaphrodites ?
The new daemonette (implied) + slaanesh, "appearing as both male and female"
01-02-13 09:33 AM
Magpie_Oz What mini's are Hermaphrodites ?
01-02-13 08:32 AM
TRU3 CHAOS
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Originally Posted by locustgate View Post
Family game....with a god that's soul purpose is sex drugs and excess. With half nude hermaphrodites and multi breasted demonic creatures.
OH! So GW is about sexuality! Even though slaanesh is one extreme aspect from one deity, from one army.

Did you notice the disapearence of boobs in the new slaanesh models or are you new to the game?
12-25-12 05:16 AM
Chosen of Malal Ok, this is a quote by the commenter: "I am not some childish gay person who demands to have such themes in every piece of art, its just that in warhammer fiction this phenomenon really lowers the potential for depth and credibility." Now, how does not portraying a character's sexuality lower the potential for credibility? This person's statement of not being someone who demands such themes in every piece of art goes right out the window by simply asking Gav this question. I have yet to read any BL novel where a character's sexuality would bring anything to the story in any way. I have noticed they've done a fine job at making Space Marine's completely uninterested in such matters.

Honestly though, BL novels are not saturated with sex (Except that one HH novel I read, what a Jezebel) so what does it really matter what their sexual preference is? About as much as it matters that my beard is super fantastic when all you guys can see is my text.
12-24-12 06:22 PM
locustgate
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Gav Thorpe is a knuckle head. There really isn't any indication to bring up such a topic. I much happier thinking that their sexuality is on the same level as human being. Some straight, some gay, some bi, I don't give two shits. Thats just so weird to bring up, and I'm surprised GW would allow an author to talk about sexual topics in a family store game.
Family game....with a god that's soul purpose is sex drugs and excess. With half nude hermaphrodites and multi breasted demonic creatures.
12-24-12 03:04 AM
TRU3 CHAOS Gav Thorpe is a knuckle head. There really isn't any indication to bring up such a topic. I much happier thinking that their sexuality is on the same level as human being. Some straight, some gay, some bi, I don't give two shits. Thats just so weird to bring up, and I'm surprised GW would allow an author to talk about sexual topics in a family store game.
12-16-12 02:19 PM
Galloglasses Elves as a whole are not gay, that is a silly question though it is quite a headline to grab attention. But both the assumption of longer lives = More openness to things like sexual experimentation and the comparison to classical paganism is ludicrous for different reasons. Generally speaking the older the person is the more set in their ways they are, and there is no reason why elves would be different, if someone was straight for the first 40 years of their long lifespan, there's no real reason to suspect they would be open to homoerotic experiences for the next hundred or so years. While simple law of averages would make you think it would, people, and by extension elves, don't work that way. And while it is obvious to see classical Greek and Roman, (as well as Celtic and Japanese) influences in the High Elves' design, their culture is entirely unique and likely doesnt have the hangups of the Greek sexual liberalism, (and thankfully, a lack of pederasty), as Gav Thorpe mentioned the high medieval influences in their society likely point to this. Also a better example would be their view by other races. If elves were gay as a culture, the Dwarves CERTAINLY would have said so given their incredibly masculine and conservative culture and the influences of such a gay culture would have reflected strongly in the Human Empire at the least.

So, no, I don't think the Elves are majority gay or bisexual, even if they almost definitely have gay and bisexual members of their society.

Now the Drucii on the other hand almost certainly would be majority bisexual, but not for any virtues associated with the sexuality, but rather because I can simply imagine Dark Elves not caring what territory they plant their standard.
12-07-12 12:40 PM
DivineEdge Squaredancing or killing?

That's right. We shall coin a new term - gaydism - happy dark elves that like killing people. And the color pink. Happy elves.
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