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Okay..question - The art of Thornwolf — LiveJournal
This is a really stupid annoyance.

Why the hell do people make their characters BLIND? OMFG I'm uber-kewl cuz my char is handicapped in some seemingly bizarre way! It bumps into walls and lights the house on fire when performing a smudging ceremony and waving its spirit stick!

Or..its blind..but can miraculously function as a normal character.

OR! It's partially blind and/or scarred up beyond recognition to give it some uniqueness.

Well..you know what? It's not unique. Nope. Tons of people do it and quite frankly, it screams "TLK fandom", which consists of people who do exactly the same thing!

I know..why dont I chop Thorn's arms off, puncture her eardrums and set her on fire..will she be cool then?



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reaperfox From: reaperfox Date: February 8th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Hahaha. Funny you should mention the TLK fandom; the only char I ever had with a disability was my TLK Muck RP character Tafauti, who had a really badly deformed forepaw.

I miss him though. I might make him into a furry or something.

Mmmm. Flambé Thorn.
wolfyttwisted From: wolfyttwisted Date: February 8th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
*runs away with the david bowie icon*

back on subject... *ahem*

Yes, handicaps, scars, and such do seem popular in the TLK/furr/pretty much everything fandom. It does get a tad old after a while. I do see it as useless unless there's a reason for them to have a scar, or to be handicapped.

I myself have two scars on my shoulders from where I lost my wings, and another character of mine has a scar on the face. I know, I know *people point*"OMFG scar faced person! LAME! CRAPPY CHARACTER!" but there's a reason. I have the RPG logs to prove it and just didn't stick it on there. Truth is some people put thougth behind their character's looks. But it is true that some do it just to be 'cool'.

I remember belonging to a Kitsune dream in Furcadia once. There was one character there that was blind and I was..."Heh, pretty neat" but then like two other people showed up that were blind within the next few days...bleh.

Good point made *nods* but it don't apply to everybody.
Wolfy's 2 cents
joeypoey From: joeypoey Date: February 8th, 2004 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
You forgot to add, she should be stitched back together and have serveral scars and 20,000,000,004 piercings in each ear.
corellian_ninja From: corellian_ninja Date: February 8th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)


How dare you say what I was gonna say before I said it. ._.;
datalore From: datalore Date: February 8th, 2004 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well actually, she'd be hot... what with being on fire and all.

From: chrissawyer Date: February 8th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for your post!
Could you give me an e-mail? :)

Great artwork you have! Really well done work.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 8th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)


No problemo =) thank you very much for the compliments. You're a very neat artist yourself! My e-mail is NicoleSD@aol.com
westly From: westly Date: February 8th, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I made my character blind for a while to see if I could roleplay it... I like a good roleplaying challenge...
westly From: westly Date: February 8th, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I made my character blind for a while to see if I could roleplay it... I like a good roleplaying challenge...
From: moonhaze Date: February 11th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)


I've never heard of disfunctional/handicapped characters before. I agree, it IS a little...strange...but then again, maybe that character needs to be different - to a certain extent. For example, my wolf character has a scar over the right eye. Why? Because it represents my permanent, horrible memories from family. I can accept a wolf character that has been permanetly wounded and is a bit scarred up. I can accept the fact that if you had some animal character they could be missing a leg or whatever - as long as its not far-fetched and has a decent and logical story to WHY their character has these, errr, "disfunctions", you know?
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