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Boc 11-13-12 07:35 PM

Are Elves Gay?
 
So I stumbled across a link to Gav Thorpe's blog where he answered a fan's question of Elf sexuality and thought it was, at the least, a very interesting read.

http://mechanicalhamster.wordpress.c...are-elves-gay/

Enjoy :)

gen.ahab 11-13-12 07:57 PM

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It was certainly interesting read. I would both agree with the poster and disagree to a point, though more the former than the latter. There certainly wouldn't be anything wrong with it if that were in fact the case.


However.......
" it also seems natural to me that a mortal with such a long lifespan would surely experience some homoerotic affairs."

...... would disagree with this to some extent.

Angel of Blood 11-13-12 08:31 PM

Surely one for warhammer fluff not 40k?

Septok 11-13-12 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Angel of Blood (Post 1305724)
Surely one for warhammer fluff not 40k?

It technically applies to Eldar too - they're just elves in space (who are much more responsible for the creation of Chaos, but ah well).

On to the main point, I would have to only agree partially. Some will be, just as with humans, but not all. At first glance, I thought this would be speculation based on their low birth rate, but that's (as far as I know) mainly infertility problems and avoidance of Slaanesh.

Of course, that last points adds to it - the claim that their lifespan leads to such feelings is illogical, as they'd probably try to avoid them to avoid feeding Slaanesh. Elves and Eldar both hate Chaos, it's just Eldar are much more scared as they created him/her/it, yes?

Boc 11-13-12 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Angel of Blood (Post 1305724)
Surely one for warhammer fluff not 40k?

*cough* I don't know what you're talking about...

But yeah, moved to Warhammer due to the references in the article dealing solely with the WHF universe.

I'm just too damned used to only posting in 40k...

ckcrawford 11-13-12 11:27 PM

I was assuming most Elves were bi-sexual. But I don't it's too hard to imagine there is a gay population within Elves society. I don't think Eldar as a whole population are gay though.

MaidenManiac 11-14-12 12:09 AM

Are elves gay?
Does bears shit in the woods?
Did Gav ruin both CSM and CD (amongst others) codices?
[enter moar questions with a simple "yes" answer here]

Ofc they are gay!!:P

Magpie_Oz 11-14-12 01:35 AM

Granted I've not read an enormous amount of stuff but the only clear indication of sexuality I have seen from any race in WHFB or 40k is the Dark Eldar who were very clearly shown to be hetrosexual.

Iguess the real question isn't "Are Elves Gay" but more "why should we care?"

Pandora 11-14-12 05:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Boc (Post 1305734)
*cough* I don't know what you're talking about...

But yeah, moved to Warhammer due to the references in the article dealing solely with the WHF universe.

I'm just too damned used to only posting in 40k...

Suppose you did mean Eldar ...

I can't speak for Craftworlders but Commorites probably have sex with anything that moves. They are given to same excesses of Slaanesh after all.

Giant Fossil Penguin 11-14-12 05:58 PM

But Elves aren't Humans, so why would they share the same sexual make-up as us? We've got 2 main groups, Heterosexual and Homosexual, with smaller groups of people being Bisexual, Asexual and any other variation on the theme of Human sexuality that I've missed. There are contentions about which of these is the 'correct' one, but that is more to do with our outlook on what constitutes a gender, and what is 'correct' for that gender to desire sexually.
Elves' sexuality is going to be conditioned by their extended lives. Once you strip away (sorry!) the need to focus on getting someone you want and having kids with them being one of the prime movers of society, might you not then become more about what's in a prospective partner's head, rather than in their pants? Certainly, there will be those who prefer those of a particular gender; but absent attitudes that say that any particular gender-pairing is wrong, moving outside of that established preference will have no repercussions.
If Human society moved past the differences in the genders mediating what is appropriate in terms of what is right and wrong, then I reckon it wouldn't be long before Humans are like the Elves. The longer lifespan, though, would allow for more time being spent on establishing a relationship on levels that might appear smothering to us, now, but with the benefit of time and luxury of choice, might become natural.

GFP

That didn't come out the way I was thinking it. It sort of gets across what I'm wanting to get at, but is a lot more clumsy. Hey ho.


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