Jumpin Jehovah!! I have long since abandoned elves, dwarves, gnomes, hobbits, and orcs, and have chosen the worlds of Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Fritz Lieber, Michael Moorcock, Harry Turtledove, and George R.R. Martin for my fantasy inspiration, among MANY others (but those spring to mind first).
Despite all that, Scras' soapbox speech has touched a nerve! YES, DAMN IT!! deep deep deep down inside I LOVE dwarves....their beards, their axes, their stolid nature, their dark ales. I love (even deeper inside) Elves and their haughty, forest-loving, long-lived ways!! And of course who wouldnt want to be a murdering, pillaging, dirty orc for a day!
Whats my point? I dont have one! But I give Scras' lecture a 9 out of 10 on the richter scale! Go to Comment
What a fascinating selection of deity names. We start off nice and Greek, then veer north to kidnap the Trickster, back to Greece, then...Dr. Moreau. That one befuddled me. Then we cross the ocean. Ok, but Moreau? Go to Comment