Today has to have been the weirdest day I’ve had on WoW so far. I’ve experience two butthurt alliance members who were mad that I killed them. One (lvl 90 rogue) actually held onto that rage from the day before and was waiting for me on his Horde. The second (lvl 90 DK) really shouldn’t have attacked the town I was in. I defeated him three times than he found me somewhere else in The Swamp of Sorrows with two lvl 70 alliance members with him. It was a “let’s fucking take out Niatia Day.” I prevailed.
On the bright side, I will like to welcome my two new pets! Kash and Gib the banana-hoarder! Who doesn’t love an epic green tiger and a monkey in a fez…
“People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her.”—
I am so entirely sick of people ragging on characters that want/try to do the right thing. see: Captain America, see: Superman, see: Scott McCall
It’s always so utterly transparent too. Like I get it, these characters make you uncomfortable because you see them in all the most awful, horrible situations, the kind of rock and a hard place that would break anyone, only it doesn’t break them, it doesn’t force them into the darkness, it doesn’t keep them from being good and kind, and that freaks you the fuck out because you know, were you in that same place, if you had to make those same choices, you wouldn’t be good and kind, you would compromise. (and I include myself here, I’m no Captain America, none of us are really, but why should that mean we shouldn’t try to be? where did we all get this idea that it’s wrong to try to be good and can we pls get rid of it)
And for some of you, it just infuriates you, how dare someone challenge you or your beliefs, how dare they make you question your actions. You hear things like “You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun” and your reaction is I don’t want to join you in the sun, I want to drag you down to earth and make you just as twisted and wretched as the rest of us because I can’t stand the idea that I could ever be wrong about things, that I could ever need to grow and change and become better.
And I’m just so sick of it. I’m sick of people being enamored with darkness and amorality. I’m sick of people glorifying characters that are absolutely horrible (yes some of the most interesting characters, and some of my favorites even, are not always good guys, but jfc they are not who we should aspire to be like) and trashing characters just for having the audacity to be good people. I’m sick of people acting like being a giant asshole or even legitimately terrible wrong person is ‘cool’ or ‘edgy’, it’s not, it’s really fucking not. Being good is cool. Doing the right thing is edgy (don’t believe me, try doing it for once and see how much push back you get, it’s not so easy being good). Being better then you were a year ago, a month ago, yesterday, that’s cool. Captain America and Superman and all the other characters that challenge us to do better, be better, they are fucking cool.
Bolded for emphasis because wow, that perfectly encapsulates that way of thinking.
So I was doing lfr last night and we were in downfall, the group was getting ready to battle Garrosh and we had like a five minute wait for someone to agree to do engineering. After a while, the group leader kept saying that a hunter should just step up and do it. So I was sitting there twiddling my fingers waiting for a hunter to agree to do it, people kept asking, no one was agreeing and after a bit I checked…. I was the only Hunter in that raid group.
Sometimes I take such a beating for the Horde that the least they can do is thank me.
Like today, saw a poor lvl 70 land in the middle of an alliance camp, die, revive get killed again and I thought ‘hey let me help this poor fucker out’ so I land in the camp, take out the Alliance NPC’s around me so the dude can revive and get away. Well, he did just that but man… you could have at least said thank you.