okcupid scares the hell out of me because all of the questions are either “are you a messy person?” or like “HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT EUGENICS????” like if you’re less than a 90% match for me i’m sitting here trying to figure out if you’re a violent racist or just hate to do laundry
Anonymous asked: Right, right, I suppose it's impossible Elthina knew if she did too much in favor of the mages the templars would revolt, like they did in Asunder and too much in favor of the templars the mages would revolt. Doing nothing isn't in favor of either group, neutrality is a thing.
neutrality “is a thing” only when both parties are equal.
when one group holds institutional power over another group, backed by the chantry (or, divine right), and when that one group holds the right to consistently murder the other group? and actually does so for years and years and years? that’s not equal.
elthina doing nothing left the status quo.
keeping the status quo meant that she wasn’t presiding over a neutral kirkwall. it meant she was supporting the templars, because they were the ones in power.
doing nothing meant that the templars didn’t revolt, sure. but that meant that the templars were still murdering mages and their families, and generally brutalizing the population of kirkwall.
it’s not like her inaction just meant that anger was simmering on both sides. it meant that one side was consistently killing, terrorizing, and abusing the other side, in the name of the chantry and their god.
FUCK YOU, This isn’t some victory for women or minorities, THIS IS A STUNT TO SELL COMICS! That is all. What you are going end up doing like this is piss off fans who buy the comics and guess what, They are not going to buy the comics and when sales drop they are going to switch them back. That is what is going to happen.
lemme let you in on a little secret: marvel doesn’t care. marvel makes literal billions off of their movies. if they wanted they could close their comic studio today and cruise off of movies and cartoons until the heat death of the universe. they don’t care about pissing off their core fanbase because they know that a) for as entitled and whiny as their fans are they will pretty much always buy the important comics, even and especially the ones they are mad at and b) the only sustainable business model is to widen the net as much as possible and make fans in many demographics. it’s why the new ms marvel sells so much
ultimately the real victory for women and minorities is watching people like you go into an impotent, frothing rage because your club isn’t so exclusive as you thought it was
i fully support any motion that upsets people who buy and enjoy comics