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10-24-2010 @ 12:59PM
@BoobahDude, chill. @AnteiaNah, you're doing nothing wrong, just..../holds up hand/swallows down benedril, pain meds, and antibioticsOk, so I have a head cold and sinus infection, and so I am mostly skimming your wall of texts. No offense meant, but when I am blearily blinking at the screen to have more than 2 paragraphs is... eurgh. Also do not expect thoughts to be in order.The biggest complaint I am hearing from you is that you and Golden hear the characters differently. This is how it should be. If I did Thrall, it would be different. If you did Thrall, it would be different from how both me and Golden did it. This is because we all bring in our own experiences to the characters we listen to, and either spawn fully or spawn partially.Thrall was not created by Golden, no. But there are still many takes on him and many takes on the way to write it. Blizzard created a frame, whoever writes in fills him in. Golden is writing him, not us. And Blizzard has chosen her for a reason. Not to mention; Metzen and others have debunked the Jaina and him thing beforehand. More than likely she listened to the ones who originally created Thrall in this matter, so that is why we have no Jaina/Thrall.To be honest, as I have dabbled in writing some fanfiction concerning Thrall, I cannot find him fitting with Jaina. Too many obstacles which would cause a romantic relationship to fall apart. Would detract from the plot. I still shipped Jaina/Thrall, but I knew it would never happen as it didn't fit either character's ideas about duty. Even if there was a spark there, I could not see in catching flame. But this is all my perspective and how I hear Thrall. This is influenced by my own ideas about relationships and love.I think we agree on the whole perceiving characters differently part.I do think that Blizzard sometimes concentrates on what would be 'cool' too much, and not on character development. (See, Thrall appointing Gallywix trade prince after the whole slave fiasco. OOC much?). I think this is to be expected from MMO's where gameplay takes precedence instead of story and character. I suppose I just brush this stuff off a lot because I am not looking for a overarching story by one author, I am looking at something with many hands in the pot, many of which are not writers and are more concerned with other things. So I judge a lot of plot points based on this. Quite a few I know are not from Golden, so I brush it off and don't count it as her writing. Because really she had no other options. /shrugThen again, I think that my approach is that I am really kinda chill about lore changes. Some of my friends rage, but I tend to just roll my eyes and go 'whelp, too many cooks in the kitchen again'. However, if we were talking about something with one author (say, J.K. Rowling) who then made a major plot hole or did something wonky with the characters, well, I would rage. I hold them to different standards.My main point in the first one was just talking about the two authors and their differences, not really going on beyond that at all, which is why I am still a little confused about your point (could also be the meds + walls of text. /blows nose). But I think we have many areas of agreement, just divert on a couple key points in how we view lore and how much one should expect from the world of warcraft. /shrug
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