The other night on Thelanis, there was debate on various races in general chat, and someone said something like, “Why would anyone want to play a female dwarf? They’re too ugly.”
Aw, c’mon! She may never be a Playmage centerfold, but I think my Cannith ranger Azida is lovely in her own right. She looks pretty snazzy sporting her new blingy hat – courtesy of a “Can’t Get to PAX” swag bag from the MyDDO lottery – and she’s even cuter with her regular long braid. She’s just as fun as any other toon, and she’s a great dancer – just ask Vaeri the iejirastrix.
Sure, Acanthia is the adorable one out of all my toons. But I’d never call any of my girls ugly – or anyone else’s toons, either. Most of us probably put some effort into the appearances of our characters when we rolled them up. We might have been going for a look that was tough, or wise, or agile, or frightening, or something other than pretty (or handsome, for you guys). That doesn’t automatically mean the toon is ugly. It’s all a matter of opinion – there may well be *koff*blindstupidignorant*koff* people out there who don’t find Acanthia cute. 😉 Or Even – those chartreuse pigtails probably aren’t attractive to some… although I was just reading over Even the bot‘s chat logs, and as much as she’s been hit on – I mean seriously X-rated hit on (and btw, I can see your IP on those logs :P) – obviously there are a few people out there who may find her a bit TOO pretty.
Azida can kill stuff, smash stuff and have fun with her friends. Fridays are Cannith Night for me, and she had a great time doing some of the Phiarlan Carnival quests with guildies Z and Shin before going solo to run Misery’s Peak for the first time (that’s her with her summoned wolf, Kendra the hireling, the Quori Mindsunder crystal thingy, and of course the dragon). Hard to improve on that!